The UK and Ireland distributor of McCormick – AgriArgo UK – aims to support the activities of Britain’s agricultural contractors by joining their representative organisation as a corporate partner.
Ray Spinks, General Manager and Sales Director at AgriArgo, says the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) is widely recognised as doing a good job for professional operators providing services in agriculture and other land-based sectors.
New Holland is proud to support The Worshipful Company of Farmers alongside the NFU at the 802nd Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London on 11th November. Both New Holland and the NFU will highlight the vital role the British agricultural industry plays in the food industry, and celebrate the £109bn annual revenue the sector contributes to the UK’s economy.
Each year most of the 110 Livery Companies of the City parade through the streets of the square mile to welcome a new Lord Mayor of London. This year’s entry by the Worshipful Company of Farmers, led by the company’s Master Julian Sayers, will centre on a New Holland T7.225 tractor, one of New Holland’s most advanced and powerful tractors, and a CR8.80 combine, equipped with a 20-foot header, showing full support of the Back British Farming message.
John Deere is exhibiting two new 5R and 6R Series tractors and a brand new Gator utility vehicle for the first time at AgriScot 2017 (stand no. 187 in the Lowland Hall) alongside the latest developments in farm connectivity, with the focus on dedicated apps for farmers, contractors, fleet managers and operators.
Introduced for 2017, the compact 5R Series tractors from 90 to 125hp feature a one-piece curved frame design with a low centre of gravity and a turning radius of only 3.75m, even when fitted with a front loader such as the new 543R. Features include front axle suspension and an air suspended seat in the newly designed cab, plus an optional cab suspension system.
KUHN Farm Machinery has added a new model to its range of high horsepower, folding power harrows, with the 7-metre HR 7040 R sitting between the company’s existing 6 and 8 metre models.
The new HR 7040 R is designed for contractors and large-scale arable farms and is capable of working up to 100 ha per day.
Chafer has made a number of upgrades to its range of trailed sprayers to ensure they remain at the forefront of crop sprayer technology for 2018. Deliveries of these updated versions of the industry leading Sentry and Guardian trailed sprayers will begin in the spring.
A new boom suspension assembly offers improved contour following, whilst also allowing the boom to run closer to the ground (below 50cm) on even the largest diameter wheels, to ensure maximum spray efficacy. The new sliding frame is equipped with an additional set of rollers and can now pass the extremities at both the top and bottom of the mast, allowing for an increased range of travel whilst improving crop clearance under the mast itself.
Livestock farmers can find out how to save both time and money when mixing diets by heading to the OPICO stand at AgriScot to see the self-propelled Verti-Mix SF diet feeder. As well as costing less to mix rations and feed the herd on a daily basis, this machine comes with a bespoke, monthly, serviced hire package which replaces the need for capital investment.
The obvious saving provided by a self-propelled diet feeder comes from dispensing with the need for a telehandler, tractor, and trailed feeder wagon.
100 years after the first 2.5m wide, Type Michel worm auger spreaders were being pulled by horses, AMAZONE spreaders now offer DynamicSpread 128 section automatic shut-off via GPS, automatic calibration via the twin 200 Hz weigh-cells with built-in tilt sensor, GPS site-specific spreading via VRA application maps, the ArgusTwin radar spread pattern monitoring system that maintains the spreader accuracy irrespective of changing fertiliser quality, topography or driving style, plus the new WindControl that senses the wind speed and direction and then automatically alters the spread pattern to compensate, etc., etc. – technology that is all there, well-tested and very practical.
More importantly today, with increasing tramline widths, the area around the field boundary adds up to a substantial area and so maximising the yield on that first pass with the spreader can make a big difference when it comes to profitability. Amazone pioneered boundary spreading back in the 1980’s with the introduction of the TeleSet border spreading disc on their then revolutionary ZA-U twin disc spreaders. Of course, in those days, one had to get off the tractor to change the disc over and then back again and so the introduction in the noughties of the hydraulically-actuated LIMITER offered huge benefits and which has now been further improved with the electrically-adjustable LIMITER V+ for the ISOBUS ZA-V spreaders. Fast forward nearly twenty years and now the border disc principle is back with the electrically-actuated AutoTS system on the ZA-TS that helps improve headland yields by as much as 15%.
Väderstad has launched a new small seeds kit for its Tempo high speed precision drill to include crops such as oilseed rape and sugar beet.
The small seeds kit will be available for all new Tempo drills from the 4-row Tempo R 4 up to the 18-row Tempo R 18, and it can be retrofitted to existing drills already on farm.
Planting a small seeded crop at shallow depth requires the planter to be very gentle to the seed. The main components of the small seeds kit include suspended stop wheels and the ability to adjust the angle of the closing wheels. The pressure on the stop wheel can be altered to optimise seed-to-soil contact when the seed leaves the seed tube.
Offering the company’s quietest ever cab, more room for both driver and passengers and an extremely efficient heating system, John Deere’s new full-size Gator utility vehicles are designed to maximise year-round productivity and comfort.
Available from UK and Irish dealers in early 2018, the brand new petrol XUV 835M and diesel XUV 865M models are being preceded this autumn by the restyled HPX 815E, XUV 560E and XUV 590M Gators, which feature new model numbers and several specification updates.
JCB Agriculture is celebrating a major milestone in its long record of innovative machine design and engineering – the 40th anniversary of the Loadall telescopic handler.
First manufactured in 1977 to transform lifting and loading tasks on building sites, the potential for the Loadall to revolutionise materials handling tasks on farms was soon recognised.
With its ability to reach forwards and upwards way beyond the capabilities of tractor-mounted loaders and rough-terrain forklifts, the JCB Loadall brought new levels of efficiency and productivity to livestock and arable farms alike. So much so, that it helped spark a materials handling revolution, with input commodities such as seed and fertiliser, and farm outputs such as hay, straw and silage, packaged in larger quantities thanks to the outstanding lift capacity and load placement capabilities of the new machines.
KUHN Farm Machinery will be focusing on feeding and bedding efficiency at this year’s Dairy Show at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on 4th October, with the recently launched PRIMOR 15070 M large capacity trailed feeder and straw blower on display.
The dual-purpose PRIMOR 15070 M feeder and straw blower is large enough to take up to four 1.30 x 1.20 x 2.70 metre rectangular bales or three round bales up to 2 metres in diameter. It can be configured according to the layout of farm buildings, with a side or multidirectional distribution chute (GL or GP model variant) enabling straw to be blown to the left or right.