Trade Shows & Global News
A tartan JCB Fastrac has rolled off the Cheadle production line in honour of Scottish rugby legend and motor neuron disease (MND) campaigner Doddie Weir.Wrapped in Doddie’s own design blue and yellow tartan livery, the Fastrac 4220 iCON was welcomed off the production line by son Angus Weir, ready to report for fundrai...Read more
New Holland says that the advanced oscillating roller wheels and vibration dampening mount suspension in the latest SmartTrax track system improves the ride quality on the revamped T9s, which now reach a new top speed of 40km/hr.Available on T9.520, T9.580, T9.615, T9.655 and T9.700 (475 to 645hp rated power) on 2025 mod...Read more
The customisable LED work light system first introduced on the sixth generation Valtra S Series is now available for all new N, T, and Q series tractors.Users can choose their own preferred colour temperature from a warm yellow 2700K to a cold blue 6500K and light intensity from 0 to up to 2900 effective lumen.The Valtra...Read more
New Holland introduces the T9 SmartTrax heavy horsepower 4WD tractor with PLM Intelligence. High road speed and maneuverability in the field and on the road, are 2 important assets for this New Holland flagship.
“The T9 SmartTrax with PLM Intelligence is more than an enhanced track system,” explains Ken Paul, p...Read more
Some of the features and options from the recently launched 75hp Bobcat L95 are now available on the 55hp L75 and 68hp L85.These include an improved version of the Advanced Attachment Control system, with new features designed to make the operator’s life easier. These include flex-drive, which allows the engine speed t...Read more
The agricultural division (includes Case IH, New Holland and Steyr) of CNH Industrial booked net sales of US$4.95 billion in the final three months of last year; down 8.0% on 2022’s total of US$5.37 billion.Lower industry volumes in all global regions are cited as one of the main reasons for the drop. The one bright sp...Read more
The days of jockeying between the grain cart and combine seem to come to an end. New Holland and Raven are introducing Raven Cart Automation, a system that synchronizes combine and grain cart movements to ensure a streamlined activity while combining and unloading simultaneously on the go.
“Raven Cart Automation ...Read more
A new linkage option halves the row spacing on Vogelsang trailing shoe slurry applicators from 25 to 12.5cm. This doubles the surface area coverage without affecting tractor forward speed.Called DoubleFlow, a Y-shaped piece on the new double runner linkage divides the drain hose into two outlets. Designed to fit the flow...Read more
If you have an ATV/UTV and a problem with stones, then the Stoneless, a towed stone collector, could be just the job.Developed by Søren Kristensen, the Danish man spent many years removing stones by hand from fields at the family´s 400ha farm. “It was a tiring job that had to be done every year,” he recalls. After ...Read more
Väderstad introduces the new Marathon following harrow tine as a compliment to the current assortment. It substantially increases the working life of the finishing tool.
The following harrow tines, fitted to multiple Väderstad machinery, are upgraded with a long-life alternative. By strengthening the following ha...Read more
New Holland is introducing the new UltraFeed pickup head for FR Forage Cruiser self-propelled forage harvesters in North America. The UltraFeed head, boasting a 13-foot (4-meter) working width, is specifically designed to handle larger windrows, while facilitating improved crop flow through the crop channel.
The ne...Read more
Visitors to next week’s National Farm Machinery show will be able to see two of the biggest combines in the business; the New Holland CR11 and Case IH AF11.First seen at Agritechnica, then again at the Belgian Agribex show in December, quite a lot is known about the New Holland machine. The UK debut was at LAMMA, and t...Read more
The Lovol machinery range – previously known as Foton and manufactured by the Weichai Group in China – is now being imported by Severn Farm Machinery Ltd, based in Pontesbury near Shrewsbury.Tractors are currently from 25-130hp with ROPS and cab versions, plus the option to specify Lovol front loaders and on smaller ...Read more
The new 360mm universal wing share for the Amazone Cenius and Cenio mounted cultivators can be positioned on the tine at three different heights and angles to cater for different conditions.For the shallow cutting of cereal stubble, the wing share is fixed in the lowest of the holes in the leg, almost parallel to the soi...Read more
Each year farmers are challenged to accomplish more within tighter windows. In order to get the most out of every engine hour, Case IH is launching the AF11 combine in North America, a powerhouse, redesigned from the ground up to maximize time in the field.
The AF11 brings together runtime advancements through spee...Read more
Yanmar is the latest company to develop an electrically powered field robot. The Japanese-made machine is called the e-X1.Following hot on the heels of the Kuhn Karl unveiled at Agritechnica, the prototype of the e-X1 is the result of work by Yanmar Ag, a subsidiary of Yanmar Holdings.Unveiled at a stakeholder event, the...Read more
The 32m³ Triotrac X2 3200 is the largest self-propelled mixer wagon to date from Dutch manufacturer Trioliet. There is also a ‘smaller’ model in the X range; the 28m³ X2 2800.Power to both is from a six-pot FPT (270hp) Stage V motor and the powershift transmission provides two speed ranges: 0-20km/hr around the far...Read more
Kubota chose Lamma to test the water with its new 200hp four-cylinder 09-series diesel engines.Targeted directly at the likes of self-propelled sprayer and mixer wagon manufacturers, we’re told it will also suit static installations like gensets and irrigation pumps. While the 5.02-litre 9-series has seen success in th...Read more
Regarding the discussion in various EU Member States about tax exemptions for agricultural diesel, European Agricultural Machinery Association CEMA emphasizes the critical need to maintain the competitiveness of agriculture amidst evolving political demands. In light of this, CEMA advocates for the creation of EU politic...Read more
AGCO subsidiary Precision Planting is expanding its footprint in Illinois USA, to better serve global dealers and customers. The company began assembling and shipping from the modernized plant in October 2023.
“As more farmers adopt a ‘retrofit first’ mindset – which is upgrading the technology on the equip...Read more
It’s just over a year since free-range pig equipment specialist John Harvey acquired Kidd Farm Machinery and since its move to a new factory it’s fair to say the Wiltshire-based company sounds hungry to grow.Sales are apparently on the up, especially in the firm’s traditional export markets – 50-55% of machines b...Read more
LAMMA provided the first UK outing for Krone’s latest trailed Vendro tedder. Tagged with a ‘C’ for carried, the 11.2m model employs a semi-mounted arrangement to create a degree of weight transfer onto the tractor.While standard T-designation trailed models have a two-point hitch and run as a dead pull behind the t...Read more
CNH is supporting the scientific development of the first viable compostable net wrap for bales in agriculture. The investment in Canadian start-up Nature’s Net Wrap aims to accelerate their mission to eliminate waste from the process of collecting and storing crops.
Shifting to compostable net wraps has the pote...Read more
With ever more schemes coming into play for environmental stewardship there’s increasing demand for kit designed to establish cover crops and wildlife strips.Straight off the boat from Denmark, the ATV-drawn Faunamaster box-drill is apparently capable of handling all sorts of size and shape seeds from pumpkins and bean...Read more
Teagle had a new version of its Tomahawk tub-grinder on show at Lamma. Tagged the Calibrator C120, there have been a number of changes to broaden the machine’s working window and boost hourly work-rates.While there had previously been the option to handle grain as well as dry straw and miscanthus, the new design means ...Read more