Simon Pink, technician at the Melton branch of Thurlow Nunn Standen, (left) and Nathan Sharp, technician at the Littleport branch, (right) recently completed their AGCO Dealer Apprenticeship. Adrian Brown, Service Director of Thurlow Nunn Standen, (pictured centre) said: “The 2014 AGCO Dealer Apprentice Awards presentation was a […]
Archives for November 2014
Day 5: After a long day’s driving in arduous conditions, the Massey Ferguson MF 5610 on the Antarctica2 expedition has successfully negotiated a hazardous crevasse field and steep mountainous terrain heading towards the ‘keyhole’ that will lead onto an ice plateau. Despite conditions slowing progress, the team clocked up 130km in 15 hours driving across […]
McConnel has hit the headlines in Denmark after the influential LandbrugsAvisen publication put the spotlight on the company’s high-performance SR620 flex-wing rotary mower. The Agricultural Newspaper provided extensive coverage of a demonstration organised by McConnel’s Danish distributor MI Group, which highlighted the machine’s impressive mulching capabilities.
The art of round baling has taken a massive leap forward with the unveiling of FastBale – a revolutionary non-stop round baler wrapper combination from Vicon that cleverly integrates a pre-chamber with a main chamber, and a wrapper. Designed and developed at the Kverneland Group’s baler competence centre at Ravenna, Italy, FastBale represents two world […]
November was a busy month for Agricultural Industry Exhibitions with: Midlands Machinery Show Croptec 2014 Agri Scot 2014 Agromec Looking ahead to the Royal Welsh Show in December and Lamma 2015 in January, attendance at these shows is on the rise. The Association of Show & Agricultural Organisations ASAO reports “VISITORS TO SHOWS – six […]
The Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor being piloted towards the South Pole by ‘Tractor Girl’ Manon Ossevoort and her team is coping well with the challenges posed by the Antarctic climate and terrain, as the Antarctica2 expedition enters a crucial phase. The MF 5610 is reported to have held up impressively to the arduous conditions, […]
The VF tyre product line plays key role in Mitas Premium product offer which is replacing Continental branded tyres on machinery produced from January 2015. For high-horsepower tractors Mitas released VF 380/95R38 HC 2000 and VF 480/95R50 HC 2000. For sprayer applications Mitas unveiled the VF 380/90R46 HC 1000. In December 2014, Mitas will extend […]
Weaving Machinery has extended their range of Cat 2 three point linkage mounted tractor snowploughs to include the SC straight blade models in overall widths of 2.7m and 3.0m to clear paths of 2.4m and 2.55m at a 30 degree angle. These newly introduced tractor attachments can quickly be fitted to either front or rear […]
After the first 48 hours on the ice, ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort and the Antarctica2 team have had to battle their way across frozen snow waves and deal with the effects of a massive solar storm which severely hampered communications.
SlurryKat have unveiled their new and improved spare parts depot. The depot in Waringstown, Co.Armagh, caters for the SlurryKat production floor as well as UK, Ireland and International customers.
Mitas is launching Mitas Premium, a new product line of agricultural radial tyres for powerful machines. From January 2015, Mitas Premium will replace all Continental-branded tyres on new machinery produced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Mitas has produced Continental-branded tyres under licence since 2004. The top representatives of the Mitas Premium product line for high-horsepower […]
The CLAAS Agricultural Apprenticeship continues to go from strength to strength with a total of 12 students this year graduating at the end of their four-year course. CLAAS is the only major agricultural machinery manufacturer to offer a specific apprenticeship course based in Scotland at SRUC Barony campus, which runs in parallel with the course […]
A Leeds-based farmer is reaping the benefits of fitting Michelin’s XeoBib tyres as the specialist fitments have helped him reduce soil compaction. Peter Trickett, who farms at Fortshot Farm in Wike, has found the lower pressures, at which the tyres run, help distribute the weight of his John Deere 5430i self-propelled sprayer more evenly and […]
Tong Peal Engineering, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of grading and handling equipment for the vegetable industry, has announced it is launching an upgraded version of its market-leading Caretaker mobile grader for 2015. The new models of the Caretaker, will be built to include a host of new features that ensure the company’s market-leading […]
As the world waits in anticipation for the imminent departure of the Antarctica2 expedition to drive a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole, Lead Driver Manon Ossevoort is looking forward to the trip. “Driving the tractor through the endless white vastness of Antarctica is going to be so surreal,” she says.
Gates is a leading global manufacturer in the field of hydraulic coupling technology. To enable further growth in the European market, the American company and Kramp have entered into collaboration. Gates’ activities encompass the production of rubber and polyurethane belts, the production of hydraulic, industrial and engine hoses and the manufacture of metal pipes. Specialisation, […]
Pottinger will be taking the new Synkro 3030 Multiline cultivator drill combination to LAMMA. This modular system accompanies the Terradisc Multiline launched at Cereals 2014.
The Massey Ferguson tractor set to spearhead an expedition to the South Pole has touched down in the Antarctic. The ambitious Antarctica2 mission to reach the Pole by tractor is scheduled to depart on its 5000 km journey across the ice this weekend (22/23 November) depending on weather conditions.