After each day’s harvesting of spring onions is complete, Will Woodhall sends a 5m Kverneland Qualidisc through the harvested areas to tidy up the surface.
“It’s a two-fold process,” explains Will, who manages Woodhall Growers farming operation for its owner Richard Shropshire, based at Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton. “The remaining crop is at risk of a mildew attack which can be caused by residues left on the surface, so this needs rapid incorporation and dispersion.”
“And giving the empty onion beds a good scuffling also leaves a level, firm surface from which the next day’s harvesting team can operate safely when packing and transporting produce from the field.”
KUHN Farm Machinery has added three new mounted, single rotor grass rakes to its range of hay and silage making equipment, with all three models sharing features from the company’s larger twin and four-rotor rakes.
The GA 4431, GA 4731 and GA 5031 have been developed to work across 4.40 m, 4.65 m and 5.00 m widths respectively. With a 4.00 m diameter rotor, the GA 5031 is the largest mounted single-rotor machine on the market.
Irish based manufacturer Quad-X showcased their latest innovations in ATV machinery at National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois, including a new model in their mower range as well as their eye catching commercial spec dump trailer and 5ft ATV Power Shredder mower.
With over 100+ ATV attachments made by the firm in Co Antrim if you have a quad they are sure to have something on offer to make your jobs around the farm, yard or garden easier.
Massey Ferguson has scooped a Silver Medal for the newly-launched IDEAL combine harvesters in the prestigious Innovation Awards presented by the DLG (German Agricultural Society).
Developed by its parent company AGCO, IDEAL from Massey Ferguson is a completely new, high-performance combine range designed using requirements taken directly from farmers and operators around the world. The range sets new levels of performance and efficiency in the field and includes three models from 451 to 647hp.
The ground-breaking Hands Free Hectare (HFHa), run by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions, which aimed to be the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones, has come to an end after a successful harvest.
The Iseki tractor which was used earlier in the project for the spraying, drilling and rolling, was smaller and lighter than most tractors used nowadays. The team’s mentality that smaller is better was carried through to harvest which was completed with a combine harvester designed to harvest trial plots. The team believe that the use of smaller agricultural machines could improve soil and plant health.
An all-new range of Landini orchard and vineyard tractors will be launched at the National Fruit Show in October.
The Rex 4 Series tractors have a sleek new appearance but, more importantly, they bring a greater choice of models, new transmission configurations – including three-speed powershift on power shuttle versions – an improved operator environment in the new cab, and optional front axle suspension for the first time.
Fuel efficiency, productivity and pulling performance are the key benefits of John Deere’s high-horsepower 7R, 8R and 9R Series tractors, which will be featured on the company’s working demonstration area at Tillage Live in Lincolnshire.
The top of the range 9620RX four-track tractor is making its Tillage Live debut. It features a 620hp Stage IV 15-litre Cummins QSX engine, an e18 transmission with Efficiency Manager, articulated steering, cab suspension and optional Active Command Steering (ACS) for improved manoeuvrability in the field. Fully integrated AutoTrac guidance and JDLink Connect information management systems are also available, and track widths are 76cm (30in) as standard or 91cm (36in) as an option.
The latest high horsepower tractors from New Holland, including models from the T6, T7 and T8 ranges, and a selection of New Holland’s PLM® precision farming products will be demonstrated at Tillage-Live on 14th September 2017 at Wickenby Aerodrome, Langworth, Lincolnshire.
New Holland dealer Lincolnshire Motors will supply the majority of the tractors on display at the event, except for the T8.435 SmartTrax, which will be supplied by The Burdens Group.
The tractors will be used to demonstrate New Holland’s IntelliSteer® and IntelliTurn® technology, working with a range of Amazone cultivation equipment in the precision farming plot.
Machinery manufacturer adopts Cesar for M Series Tractors
Kubota UK’s continued commitment and investment in the agricultural sector has been raised once again after the leading machinery manufacturer announced its adoption of the official CESAR Scheme for its M Series range of tractors.
The CESAR security and registration scheme is owned and managed by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and supported by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). By utilising Datatag ID technology, CESAR is designed to increase machine security and deter tractor theft.
Massey Ferguson’s enthusiasm for Ireland’s premier annual farming event will be plain for all to see this year, as a comprehensive range of machines, expertise and hospitality will be brought to the attention of equally keen visitors.
The show’s spotlight will be focussed on an impressive newcomer to the all-important 80-130hp tractor category – the MF 5700 Global. Two versions are just now available – 100hp and 110hp – which have been designed to deliver the most spacious cab in the sector, with air-conditioning and the highest specification in their class.
A new autumn clothing, accessories and warranty promotion aligned to its Can-Am Outlander and Renegade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ranges is being launched by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP). The new offer will provide both new and existing customers with added value both on and off the trails when they purchase a model from one of the selected line-ups at a participating UK Can-Am off-road dealership* until 21 October 2017.
Now available in 5m, 6m, 8m, 10m and 12m models, the popular HORSCH Joker RT cultivator will be in action at the Tillage-Live event. The highly flexible machine can be used on stubble and ploughed land thanks to a hydraulically operated levelling board. The board comprises a row of levelling paddles at the leading edge of the RT’s frame and adds greater flexibility to the machine.