Case IH has rushed one of their first new Farmall C tractors to the Royal Welsh Show for its launch appearance in the UK. With compact versatility a prime requirement for tractors on many Welsh farms, Case IH will be showing two different examples – Farmall 105C and 115C HD – with a choice of handy options.
The Farmall C range, with seven variants offering rated power from 58 to 114hp, has been updated significantly for 2017, gaining capacity, transmission and control updates to boost both comfort and capability. Options now include a Multicontroller for improved operator comfort, Heavy Duty (HD) axles, new constant speed engine function, true 40kph top speed at reduced engine operating speed, increased lift capacity, as well as the ability to specify the tractor loader-ready from the factory.
Visitors to this year’s Royal Welsh Show will have the chance to see all the latest machinery from Kubota UK as the company showcases a number of its industry leading groundcare, agricultural and construction solutions.
Kubota will be represented on two stands at the show, highlighting its commitment to its customers across Wales. Its groundcare stand (E408) provides the ideal platform for Kubota to launch its new RTV-X1140, a rugged and durable utility vehicle, as well as its new Z122R petrol powered ride-on mower and its L1361 compact tractor.
New Holland Agriculture has launched its cleaner, quieter, more efficient T4 FNV tractors to the UK at Fruit Focus. The updated specialist tractor range benefits from more power and performance matched with economy and precision. Four models offer a choice of engine sizes and three different widths, alongside a new best-in-class cab, providing superior operator protection and comfort.
New Holland’s exclusive Blue Cab™ 4 option provides the operator with best-in-class protection against dust, aerosols and vapours, by exceeding EN 15695 category 4 for filtration and pressurisation when required during spraying. The innovative double filtration system (two filters in the same roof) allows the operator to switch to category 2, when category 4 is not required, at the press of a button. This prolongs filter life and reduces maintenance costs. Blue Cab™ is also the quietest cab yet, at 78dB(A).
Michelin has launched an innovative new cross ply tyre for wheeled excavators that improves productivity, damage resistance and site safety, and helps reduce costs.
The Michelin Power Digger tyre joins Michelin’s Compact Line range and has been designed to address the main issues operators of wheeled excavators face when using conventional tyres – significant risk of tyre damage, high wear rates and issues with stability when working at 360-degrees.
Celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of vegetable producer and distributor Huntapac were marked with the delivery of a specially branded new tractor from Massey Ferguson, courtesy of Lancashire-based dealer Clarke & Pulman.
The MF 7726, the largest in a new fleet of tractors for the family-owned business, also recognises a 75-year partnership with Massey Ferguson dating back to the company’s foundation in 1942.
McCormick tractors distributor AgriArgo UK has introduced a special time-limited offer in partnership with ARGO Finance that will help arable farmers in particular purchase a new McCormick X7 Series tractor.
The new interest-free zero-plus-five scheme involves an initial payment on November 1 this year, followed by four subsequent annual payments that also fall due on the first day of November.
A 22-year-old Dewulf R3000S 2-row, self-propelled potato harvester, harvests recently in the Finnish Lapland. The machine harvests 70 km south of the Arctic Circle and is the most northern Dewulf harvester in the world.
Throughout the years, the harvesters have spread across every continent… Mr Juha Jankkila bought his harvester through Finnish Dewulf dealer Avagro in 2014. The R3000S harvests over 40ha every season with a low cost of ownership, which makes the harvester very economical. Jankkila harvests a landrace potato called Puikula, a variety that grows best in Finnish Lapland and has been awarded the Protected Designation of Origin certification, a guarantee of provenance and quality. It is a floury variety that has been cultivated since the 1700s and has a strong flavour due to the near-continuous summer daylight in Lapland. These potatoes have a growing season of just 80-90 days. Then, in late autumn, they must be harvested within 10-14 days, after which they are distributed throughout Finland.
CLAAS has added a new additional package available on AXION 800 and ARION 600/ 500 range to complement the proven, mechanical spool, CIS system and the new premium CEBIS touch. The new CIS+ is aimed at customers looking for the additional comfort of electronic spool valves, without the need for the level of technology offered on the new CEBIS touch.
The new CIS+ system has an extremely clear layout and is very user-friendly, with many new, convenient functions. These include a DRIVESTICK to operate the CMATIC or HEXASHIFT transmission, an ELECTROPILOT four-way control lever with direction change, and the integrated 7-inch CIS colour display for viewing and configuring all the main machine functions.
The CLAAS AXION 900 series of high powered tractors for contractors and larger farms was first launched in 2011 and quickly established itself on the market. It is particularly appreciated for its enormous tractive power, perfectly matched engine and transmission, exceptional ease of operation and high fuel efficiency.
CLAAS now presents the new generation of the AXION 900 series, which has undergone systematic refinement and offers many new features. These include more powerful engines with a low-speed concept, optimised CMATIC transmission control, the new CEBIS terminal with touch display and CMOTION multifunction control lever, as well as the new CIS+ equipment option with multifunction armrest.
The ARION 600 and 500 range from CLAAS are versatile, all-round tractors with a high level of comfort and convenience which are equally suited to field and grassland work, transport and front-loader activities around the yard.
CLAAS has now introduced a new generation of these proven series with enhanced equipment options, a wider range of engines and many new features. These include the new CIS+ system, the new CEBIS terminal, updated HEXASHIFT and CMATIC transmission functions and the PROACTIV front axle suspension, newly developed by CLAAS.
CLAAS has developed a new touch screen display version of the extremely user-friendly CEBIS, that will be available for the first time in the new AXION 900 and ARION 600/500 tractor series. The new CEBIS system includes the fully redesigned and high-resolution CEBIS terminal which has a 12-inch touch screen display.
All new tractor models in the AXION 800 and ARION 600/500 series will now be available with a choice of the new CEBIS or the equally new CIS+ system. AXION 800 and ARION 600/500 tractors will also be available in the CIS version. As well as the 12-inch touch screen display, the new CEBIS system offers a completely new user interface with intuitive DIRECT ACCESS. This equipment option also comes with a multifunction armrest with 10 freely assignable function buttons and the proven CMOTION multifunction control lever which can be operated using just three fingers.