An apprentice employed by Oliver Agriculture Ltd, one of the South East’s premier agricultural machinery dealers, has scooped a prestigious industry award.
William Rogers has been named as winner of the Dealer Apprentice of the Year (South East Region) Award by farm machinery industry website Agri Machinery Trade News.
Two apprentices employed by Masons Kings, one of the South West’s premier agricultural machinery dealers, have scooped a prestigious industry award.
Cameron Merryfield and Oliver Cowling have been named as joint winners of the Dealer Apprentice of the Year (South West Region) Award by farm machinery industry website Agri Machinery Trade News.
The Denbigh branch of Malpas Tractors have scooped the inaugural Agri Machinery News Dealer Excellence Award for Wales. The award, sponsored by Kerax Agricultural Lubricants, was presented to the team at their Denbigh branch on 16th February.
Paul Caunce, awards organiser and Publisher of Agri Machinery News said “The farm machinery industry is one where nationally, it’s the machines that tend to win all the awards and medals. Our awards initiative is in place to recognise the hard work, dedication and excellence of those who serve farmers and of course service their machinery”
Caunce continued “Malpas Tractors have a small but dedicated team at Denbigh. We had a number of votes from their customers who were really pleased with the level of service they offer, in particular from their parts and stores department. As one customer pointed out in their nomination ‘their care and dedication to supply the right part, at the right price and on time is highly commendable’. Once again the awards have shown that it is doing the basics well that means so much to customers.”
Pictured left to right are Aron Roberts, Bill McGovern of Kerax Agri Lubricants, Emry Hughes and Rob Holland.
HORSCH has revealed its advanced coulter control system, AutoForce, that automatically adjusts coulter pressure on the move to varying soil conditions. Drill operators typically set coulter pressure to their heaviest soil conditions, but detailed research by Horsch has revealed this can lead to increased compaction when moving into lighter soils.
The 300kg per row unit coulter pressure on the Horsch Maestro maize drill is the highest in the industry. This is ideal for heavy land but the research, conducted across Europe in the past three years, has shown a more even seed germination by reducing coulter pressure in lighter soils. Using hydraulic rams, AutoForce is the only system available to continuously adapt coulter pressure while drilling to prevent compaction on light land or reduced sowing depth on heavy land.
HE-VA has launched a further upgrade of its popular trailed Combi-Disc, with the new 450 and 550 models offering wider widths of 4.5m and 5.5m respectively, to provide growers with higher output, single pass machines for subsoiling, surface cultivation and consolidation.
The new models can be specified with either shearbolt or hydraulic auto-reset legs.
KUHN Farm Machinery has added a new high density and high capacity machine to its range of LSB square balers.
The new LSB 1270 DX completes KUHN’s range of large square balers in the 120cm x 70cm (2×4) sector and has been developed in line with feedback received from existing LSB users. This new machine is designed for baling operations where high capacity and high levels of operating efficiency are required, regardless of varying crop conditions.
The 4th annual Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS) took place on Wednesday 8th February, drawing in an estimated 8000 – 10,000 visitors from Yorkshire and other parts of the North of England and further a field.
Agri Machinery News once again sponsored the Best Outdoor Stand (won by George Agar Agricultural Engineers), Best Indoor Stand (won by Andrew Guest Ltd) and a new award, Best Pre-Show Publicity by an Exhibitor (won by HRVS Group).
Paul Caunce, Publisher of Agri Machinery News commented “Not only are we sponsors of YAMS, we are and remain huge fans of the show. I didn’t speak to a single exhibitor who was disappointed with the event, and more to the point, I didn’t hear too many grumbling farmers either. That’s always a good sign!”.
The ‘Hands Free Hectare’ project, which will see a crop exclusively farmed by robots for the first time in the world, is well under-way, with the team having already selected the key machinery required to reach their goal.
The team of three engineers aims to grow and harvest a hectare of spring barley without setting foot into the field. Since the project launch in October, the team have been busy determining the specifications for the equipment, along with purchasing.
Challenger will be demonstrating the award winning RoGator 600 at the National Self-Propelled Sprayer Demo Day taking place at Bramcote Hall Farm, Tamworth, Staffordshire on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
Providing superior levels of operator visibility, space and comfort, Challenger’s RoGator 600D self-propelled sprayer is the first machine to use AGCO’s newly-developed global cab.
Grassland & Muck, the triennial event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, promises the biggest display of working machinery, live demonstrations, grass plots and technical forums. The event will offer the latest advice and showcase everything the grassland farmer needs for more grass, better forage and maximising muck:
• 190 acres of working machinery
• Grass harvesting and ensiling demonstrations
• Manure spreaders and slurry tankers in action
• 250+ exhibitors with new products and innovations
• Agronomy advice
• Grass varieties and mixes
• Nutrient management planning
• Soil assessment and compaction alleviation
• Industry experts and leading farmers
The event will be held at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-24 May 2017. Advance tickets go on sale from 1st March 2017 at www.grasslandevent.co.uk.
Clarke and Pulman have won a brand new prestigious industry award.
The Lancashire based Massey Ferguson, Fendt and JCB dealers, have become the first recipients of the Agri Machinery Trade Dealer Excellence Award for the North Region.
Paul Caunce, awards organiser and Publisher of Agri Machinery Trade News, and sister website Agri Machinery News said “We had a number of nominations from Clarke and Pulman’s customers who were really pleased with the level of service they offer. One nomination for them said they have ‘never once been disappointed or dissatisfied‘. A reminder very much that it’s doing the simple things right that can mean so much to customers”
He continued “The farm machinery industry is one where nationally, it’s the machines that tend to win all the awards and medals. Our awards initiative is in place to recognise the hard work, dedication and excellence of those who work in the trade.”
Clarke and Pulman Managing Director Ged Clarke said “I’m really pleased we have won the award. We have lots of excellent people working in our business and a first class supply chain. The votes we received show that we must be doing plenty right”.
The award, sponsored by Kerax Lubriants, was presented to Clarke and Pulman at their premises on Thursday 2nd February.