SIP Strojna Industrija – the Slovenian based mower and hay harvesting equipment manufacturer, has announced a new alliance with Trials Equipment (UK) Ltd for the sales and distribution of original spare and wear parts.
Trials Equipment (UK) Ltd, based near Braintree in Essex have been representing other complimentary European manufactures after sales parts operations from their modern base for some years.
“With the confirmed sale of larger contractor and large scale farmer machines, minimising downtime during the grass harvest is essential. We have been working closely with the team at Trials Equipment UK Ltd to provide the right level of line items and quantities to support the British market” comments Martin Holden, SIP’s sales specialist in Great Britain.
OPICO Ltd has announced the appointment of Franks Curtis to their Strautmann and OPICO grassland machinery dealer network.
Based between Pickering and Malton in North Yorkshire, they are ideally located to grow the Strautmann and OPICO grassland machinery franchises.
Commenting, James Woolway, OPICO’s Managing Director said, “David Franks and his team have a wealth of knowledge and experience and the dealership covers a good mixed farming area, with a strong tradition of grassland and dairy operations – perfect for these brands. We are delighted to have them on board.”
Kubota has been voted as the best company in terms of dealer satisfaction at European level. On average, the brand surpasses its competitors by almost two points.
The well-known CLimmar Dealer Satisfaction Index constitutes the statistical average of the points awarded to each brand by the European agricultural machinery dealers. Several countries participated in this survey, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands.
Cereals will be putting soil matters in the spotlight at Cereals 2018 which is on 13th and 14th June at Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
The Government’s 25-year plan for a ‘Green Future’ places significant emphasis on soil health. A range of techniques to manage and improve soil quality will be needed to meet ambitious environmental targets, all of which can be seen and discussed at Cereals.
This is why the 20m long and 1.5m wide Soil Pit is returning to Cereals 2018, staffed with experts from NIAB who can provide advice and demonstrate the impact of different cropping on soil health.
Elsewhere in the new agronomy area, Agrovista and Yara will demonstrate soil analysis techniques and technology. Whilst the Soil Association will discuss its Innovative Farmers network and the ‘field labs’ that are pioneering research advances.
Kubota UK has launched its latest high performance L1361 Compact Utility Tractor, which provides unrivaled versatility, productivity and efficiency.
Offering 36.6 HP this flexible machine features a powerful three cylinder Kubota D1803-M-E2 engine, manual or three range speed hydrostatic transmission and a 38 litre capacity fuel tank for extended periods of use.
The new L1361 also includes 4WD and live, continuous-running rear PTO exclusively available on the HST model. The frequent and alternating use of various implements are supported by the machine’s three-point hitch and impressive lifting capacity, for easier and flexible use.
Due to significant inflationary costs as well as price increases on selected raw materials, Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced a price increase of up to 10% in North America, up to 4% in Europe and up to 5% in the rest of the world.
This price increase, which affects the entire Trelleborg Wheel Systems product range, will come into effect from the beginning of April.
Lemken are reporting the global business environment for agricultural technology has recovered, giving the company Group sales in 2017 totalling EUR360 million – an 11% increase compared to the previous year. Sales developed especially well in Eastern Europe. The company state its current export share is 77%.
Almost all countries experienced an upturn. Cereal and milk prices have largely recovered, creating an upbeat investment mood among farmers. Demand from Russia and Ukraine was particularly high. Sales figures also increased by double digits in the overseas markets of Canada and the USA.
Lemken also report excellent sales results in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The company also further expanded its already solid business in the United Kingdom. As expected, demand was challenging on the French market, where investment was subdued as a result of disappointing harvests and prices.
For the third year running, groundcare machinery supplier Vincent Tractors will be holding a Professional Groundcare Demo Day where visitors will be able to put the next generation of lawn mowers and chippers through their paces.
Vincent Tractors will be showcasing its’ professional range of groundcare equipment from makes such as Kubota, Baroness, Trimax, Stiga, Greenmech, Clubcar, Spider, Ferris and Kersten. There will also be working demonstrations that visitors can try out. The Vincent Tractors team together with representatives from some of the brands will be on hand to give help and advice.
Born from the merger of farm machinery companies Massey-Harris of Canada and Harry Ferguson Ltd of the UK, 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the world-famous Massey Ferguson brand name.
With vision from the very beginning, Massey Ferguson pioneered and developed key advances in farm machinery. From the first tractor three-point linkage system and first self-propelled combine harvester, the brand continues to develop appropriate, dependable solutions that farmers need to run successful and profitable businesses.
Fraddon based agricultural machinery supplier Vincent Tractors held a successful Farm Machinery Day at the Royal Cornwall Showground last month.
Visitors who braved the cold weather were able to view the wide range of machinery that Vincent Tractors supply. These included some of the latest Kubota tractors.
The Kubota M7001 proved to be a real talking point with some visitors taking the opportunity to test drive it around the showground. Kubota are constantly pushing the boundaries of the machines that they produce and the M7001 is no exception, available in 130, 150 and 170 hp models. The 6.1 L diesel engine with innovative SCR technology reduces emissions to a minimum and exceeds the current Stage IV Final emission standard. Combine this with a spacious cab with no blind spots, and an ergonomically designed cab and you have an award winning tractor.
The AEA report anticipated UK registrations of agricultural tractors over 50hp showed down in February 2018 relative to the same month last year.
At 584 units, the number registered was nearly 6% down year on year and represented the lowest monthly total since December 2016. Nevertheless, the monthly total was still higher than in February 2016, following good growth this time last year.
The accreditation scheme for technicians and parts personnel working in the land-based engineering industry has a new name and has undergone a review and overhaul. The newly appointed administration body BAGMA has taken over the administration from the Institution of Agricultural Engineers from March 1st.
The scheme formerly known as the Landbased Technician Accreditation Scheme, was created to offer a career progression path to aid the recruitment, retention and training of staff who choose a career in the landbased engineering industry.