Voting in the first ever Agri Machinery Trade Excellence Awards is now underway!
If you have received outstanding service from your local machinery dealer this year, we want to hear from you.
This is your chance to put your dealer in the national spotlight.
From a machine repaired within the hour at harvest, a cracking deal on a piece of kit they sourced for you, or simply if they delivered what they promised. Vote for them now!
There are 8 awards up for grabs in the Dealer Excellence Award category, with winners being selected on a regional basis.
The regions are: Scotland, Yorkshire and North East, North, Eastern, Midlands, Wales, South West, South East
Nominations are to be e mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 25th 2016 explaining why your local dealer is worthy of an award.
Kerax have launched a new range of premium lubricants for the Agricultural market. With lubricant grades for most agricultural applications, the products in the extensive AgriDrive range meet or exceed OEM specifications and are sure to cover the requirements of your machinery.
Kerax AgriDrive lubricants are available now in 1L, 5L, 20L, 199L and 1000L IBC, bulk deliveries are also available. Developed to deliver the best performance and protection for agricultural machinery, Kerax AgriDrive lubricants stand out from the rest with striking packaging and quality to match.
Recognised as International Track 200 exporters and backed with the assurance of ISO9001, VLS membership and ATIEL registration you can trust in Kerax.
Find out more about Kerax and the AgriDrive range at www.keraxhyperdrive.com/p/agridrive
Kerax are the Lubricants Partner of Agri Machinery News, and sponsors of the Agri Machinery Trade Excellence Awards 2017
Strautmann is to extend its range of vertical feed mixers with the launch of two triple-augered machines at this year’s Eurotier in Hanover, Germany. The new Verti-Mix 3451 Triple and Verti-Mix 4501 Triple offer the same build quality, reliability, fuel efficiency and mixing speed and effectiveness as other Strautmann machines, but have much larger capacities – up to 34.5m3, and 45m3, respectively.
OPICO’s James Woolway explains: “The extra auger allows greater volumes of feed to be mixed just as effectively as the other machines. The key difference is the capacity: the 3451 has a basic capacity of 28.5m3 but with height extensions this can be increased to 31.5m3 and further to 34.5m3.
“The Verti-Mix 4501 Triple is an even larger mixer – with capacities from 38m3 to 45m3.”
Kverneland Group UK has revealed two new heavy-duty four-rotor rakes for the 2017 season. Offering maximum working widths of up to 15m, the 97150C and 95130C join the 94125C introduced earlier this year.
The three-model range is focused on high productivity, ease of use and durability, in a flexible configuration that allows swath presentation to be varied to suit the needs of forage harvester, baler or forage wagon.
The latest introductions to the CLAAS EASY range of precision farming solutions mean that it is even quicker and easier for farmers to gather machine and crop data, and then interpret and utilise that data, for instance by being able to vary input application rates or to update farm management costings.
The Precision Farming Event is taking place this year on October 18th at the Newark Showground and Amazone Ltd, who you can find there on Stand 10, will use the opportunity to launch their new DynamicSpread dynamic part-width Section Control system. Of course, the ZA-TS and ZG-TS ISOBUS fertiliser spreaders from Amazone feature a multiple part-width Section Control as standard. This function can be actuated either manually or automatically via the Section Control software and, up until now, the maximum number of part-width sections has been 16 which are, when operated in combination with the AMAZONE GPS-Switch Section Control software, controlled automatically.
However, for those users who wish to spread even more precisely in wedge-shaped fields, in short work or around obstacles, AMAZONE has developed their innovative new DynamicSpread dynamic part-width Section Control for the ZA-TS Hydro mounted and the ZG-TS Hydro trailed spreaders. The system is based around newly-developed software for the job computer on either fertiliser spreader. In combination with GPS-Switch through the AMATRON 3, CCI 100 or AMAPAD terminals from AMAZONE, the new software is able to switch 64 or 128 part-width sections, resulting in a dynamic matching of both the spread width and the spread rate to the field shape. With a choice of 64 or 128 part-width sections, DynamicSpread significantly exceeds the currently available ISOBUS standard, meaning that although this high number of part-width sections is always possible with AMAZONE terminals, some ISOBUS terminals from other manufacturers could, however, possibly only actuate much fewer part-width sections
A new control system designed to provide reliable drying of grain and other combinable crops with minimal manual intervention will be launched at the CropTech event by Kentra, one of the UK’s leading crop dryer manufacturers.
The Dryer Master DM510 control unit and software can be retrofitted to most continuous flow crop dryers or embedded into the control panel of a new Kentra dryer. Both installations use a pair of moisture sensors – one at the intake, one at the discharge point – to calculate and automatically adjust how long grain needs to spend passing through the dryer to achieve the target moisture level set by the operator.
In a world-first, members of Harper Adams University engineering staff, supported and led by precision farming specialist Precision Decisions Ltd, are attempting to grow and harvest a hectare of cereal crops; all without stepping a foot into the field.
The project entitled ‘Hands Free Hectare’ has recently got underway, with the team having to create their first autonomous farming machinery, ready for drilling a spring crop in March.
JCB Agriculture has launched an all-new compact wheeled loader that combines proven powertrain components with JCB’s renowned flair for cab design, control features and layout.
The new JCB 403 Agri is a 0.3cu m rated articulated chassis loader capable of working efficiently in confined locations in and around buildings across a wide range of rural enterprises – from pig and poultry units to dairy farms, plant nurseries and equestrian centres.
Experts from OPICO will be on hand at the Croptec event to give advice on the innovative Sky drill range, particularly helpful for growers considering how to move forward with no-till, min-till, cover cropping or companion crops.
The unique design of the drills offers great versatility, providing high capacity drilling solutions across a range of soil conditions and cultivation systems, allowing a wide window of crop establishment.
Mzuri, specialists in conservation tillage, will be launching the newly updated Pro-Til coulter system at Midlands Machinery Show which is taking place on 23rd – 24th November 2016 at Newark Showground.
Available in single and dual row units, the new coulter system features a streamlined design to deliver improved seeding depth accuracy and reduced soil disturbance. The component layout has been revised so that only the points come into contact with the soil, resulting in considerably reduced wear and tear and lower running costs. The leg geometry has also been altered to ensure the coulter point engages the ground at a more vertical angle to minimise metal wear. Designed to deliver a more precise seed placement, the leg incorporates an integral seed distribution unit complete with a vent to regulate air pressure. Not only are they more cost-effective, the updated coulters are quicker to fit as just the points – the only wearing part which also features a tungsten tip for extended longevity – need to be replaced.
Kubota UK, a leading manufacturer of agricultural, groundcare and construction machinery solutions, has introduced a 0% finance offer across its full range of utility vehicles.
Kubota’s RTV range – which includes the RTV-X900, RTV400, RTV500 and RTV1140 – delivers the perfect blend of power, versatility and functionality, whether you’re hauling heavy loads or negotiating steep hills.