Krone UK will be well represented at the SIMA show this year with several new machines now available to UK farmers, ranging from a completely new engine in the BiG X 700/770 models to the new range of RX forage wagon and Swadro rake.
Both of the mid range BiG X 700 and 770 are now powered by Liebherr V8 engines. Built using hard-wearing components these engines have twice as long service intervals – engine oil and filters are only changed after 1,000 engine hours.
Another candidate for yard scraping duties has been added to the Landini tractor range as distributor AgriArgo UK covers all bases for this daily task on dairy farms.
With the compact 2 Series, new 4-075D cabless model and open or cabbed 4-075C tractors, the Landini range provides a three-way choice of simple-spec machines to suit different circumstances.
Melton Mowbray based farm machinery business RES Tractors, situated in the Vale Of Belvoir, have won a brand new prestigious industry award.
The New Holland tractor dealers have become the first recipients of the Agri Machinery Trade Dealer Excellence Award for the Midlands region.
Paul Caunce, awards organiser and Publisher of Agri Machinery News said “RES Tractors have a great business which is extremely people oriented. 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 “We had an excellent number of votes from RES Tractors customers who were really pleased with the level of service they offer, with one customer saying, ‘RES always make an effort to be on the farm straight away however big or small the job is. Everything is made easier from ordering parts to quotes for new equipment“.
Managing Director of RES Tractors, Bob Skinner said “We’re really pleased that our company has received this award. It means a lot to our team that their hard work and dedication to the industry has been recognised. We’d like to thank all of our customers, especially those who voted for us, for their support over the years. We will do our very best to maintain these standards of service during these hard and challenging times and we will do all we can to support our customers. We feel that these awards are a fantastic idea because dealers and their staff deserve more recognition within the industry.”
Officially on Stands B 035 and C 032, but basically across a big chunk of Hall 5A, Amazone will be using this year’s SIMA Show in Paris to showcase a host of new products and innovations in drilling, spraying, spreading and cultivating plus their favourite new topic – inversion tillage.
The Cataya power harrow / conventional drill combination
The highlight of the Show will be the new Cataya power harrow / conventional drill combination which uses a radical approach to gravity, peg wheel metering systems combined with state-of-the-art control technology. The half-side, automatic headland shut-off via GPS-Switch, the 1270 litre seed tank, the electrically-driven Precis metering system and impressive SmartCenter operator station which makes calibration, hopper emptying and seed variety switchover so simple – and, of course, all talking via ISOBUS communication and utilising the now well-known, TwinTerminal 3.0; not to mention the collapsing plastic calibration bucket, they’ve thought of everything. The Cataya seed drill sits astride the new 01 series rotary harrows and rotary cultivators with packer roller guided levelling boards, centralised adjustment station and a vast new choice of packer rollers to cope with wet or dry, heavy or light and stony conditions. Seed placement is either via the new TwinTeC double disc coulter or the renowned RoTeC. The Cataya will come to Britain later in the year, so watch out for it at the summer shows.
Four apprentices employed by Thurlow Nunn Standen, one of East Anglia’s premier agricultural machinery dealers, have scooped a prestigious industry award.
Chris Underwood (Littleport), Gabe Powell (Melton), Andrew Ford (Attleborough) and Jac Marshall (Hinderclay) all pictured below, have been named as joint winners of the Dealer Apprentice of the Year (Eastern Region) Award by farm machinery industry website Agri Machinery Trade News.
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.