The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has been awarded the title of Tractor of the Year 2019 and Best Design 2019 at an award ceremony on the first day of EIMA International, the farm equipment show, in Bologna, Italy.
An exciting new era for the LAMMA show begins in January 2019 when it opens its doors for the first time at the NEC in Birmingham.
LAMMA will become the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event and promises a whole new experience, with all stands being fully under cover for the first time in its history.
LAMMA ’19, which continues to offer free entry and car parking, will build on the show’s reputation as a key diary event for farmers, contractors and their staff.
John Deere has announced that as of 1 November 2018, the company’s Fuel Guarantee Programme will apply to field as well as road work. Owners of John Deere 6R, 7R and 8R Series six-cylinder tractors will be eligible to take part in the extended programme, which rewards customers financially for fuel-efficient driving.
Case IH used EIMA 2018 to reveal the technology it will be using to meet the forthcoming EU Stage V emissions legislation.
While there are no visible external changes to the Optum 250, 270 and 300 CVXDrive tractors, the Stage V emissions solution from Case IH engine supplier and sister firm FPT Industrial uses internal technology covered by a total of 13 different patents. With no exhaust gas recirculation, fuel consumption is minimised and combustion is more efficient. Layout is also simplified and there is no additional turbocharger complexity. As a result of the design, operating costs are kept low, the after-treatment system is maintenance-free, and reliability and uptime are maximised.
New Holland Agriculture has won three awards in the Technical Innovation Contest category at the 2018 EIMA International Show, a bi-annual international agricultural machinery exhibition held in Bologna, Italy in early November.
KUHN has announced the official opening of a new €20m ‘Logistics Centre’ at the company’s global headquarters in Saverne near Strasbourg in the north east of France.
The ultra-modern facility, which enables the Saverne-based foundry, factory and assembly facilities to operate with greater flexibility and efficiency, covers an area of 10,000m2. It has gradually been brought into operation over the past few months and was officially opened on 13th September. As well as enabling the Saverne factory to operate more efficiently, to be more responsive to its international customers’ needs and to respond to market forces, the new facility also improves working conditions for KUHN’s Saverne-based employees.
The KUHN Group has also announced that it will be investing an additional €23m at its spares and parts facility at Monswiller on the outskirts of Saverne, where it will create an extra 26,000m2 of space for new assembly lines, greater storage capacity and a new shipping and dispatch building. This investment will further improve the company’s international logistics capability.
KEENAN has announced the launch of ‘The Result is in the Mix’ UK roadshow, which will run from 14 November until 29 November 2018 on nine progressive dairy farms across the UK.
Farmers are invited to join the roadshow on a local farm in their area, to learn more about feed planning and budgeting, achieving a consistent mix with optimum feed processing, and cutting down on waste through the use of technology.
With silage-making such a highly mechanised activity, leading forage preservation and animal nutrition company, Volac, will be providing guidance to help machinery operators do the best possible job of making better silage at LAMMA 2019 (stand number 7.710, hall 7, NEC Birmingham, Wednesday 9 January, 2019).
Also on the stand, the company will announce details of a new, limited offer for an amount of free silage additive from the Ecosyl range for farmers or contractors purchasing one of the company’s Eco additive applicators.
The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) has launched a new, revitalised website at www.naac.co.uk, featuring an improved, easy to navigate ‘Find a Contractor’ area.
Further widening the versatility of its roller range, HE-VA is set to introduce the option of straw tines for its popular Tip Rollers at LAMMA 2019. [Hall 6, OPICO Stand 6.230].
Ideal for creating consolidated stale seedbeds ahead of drilling, the addition of two rows of sprung finger tines can turn a set of rolls into a true multi-purpose machine, capable of helping growers reduce their reliance on chemicals in combating pest and weed problems.
As well as being put to work in their conventional role for seedbed consolidation, Tip Rollers equipped with straw tines can be used following the combine to evenly spread and break up crop residues, prompting more rapid breakdown.
OPICO Ltd has announced the appointment of L Evans & Son to their Maschio Gaspardo dealer network in the UK.
Bridgestone is returning to EIMA 2018, the international agricultural and gardening machinery exhibition. Running from 7 to 11 November in Bologna, Italy, EIMA Bridgestone will be unveiling their latest addition, the Bridgestone VX-TRACTOR.