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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
After undergoing the demanding Powermix test at the DLG test centre in Groß-Umstadt (Germany), the John Deere 7310R tractor recently set a new fluid efficiency record for high horsepower iT4 and FT4 tractors. With an average of only 258g/kWh* total fluid consumption across all the Powermix field cycles, the 7310R has now set a standard […]
Following a challenging selection process that culminated in a final with seven other competitors, the Case IH Magnum 380 CVX was distinguished as “Tractor of the Year 2015” at EIMA International, the International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition in Bologna, today. Awarded for the first time in 1998, the “Tractor of the Year” is a […]
Claas is introducing a completely new tractor model series for the power segment up to 140hp. The new Atos, which is available in both 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder variants, includes a total of six models that range in power from 76 to 109hp, and fits in between the Arion 400, Axos, Elios and Nexos model series. […]
The Deutz-FAHR 9340 has won the 2015 “Golden Tractor for the Design” award, an important recognition for DEUTZ-FAHR tractor range in the high power segment. The “Golden Tractor for the Design” award is assigned each year by the “Tractor of the Year” jury, composed of over twenty journalists from as many trade magazines in the […]
The fourth generation of the Valtra T Series is a completely new tractor that has been designed from a clean sheet of paper. The new T Series models range from 155 horsepower to 250 horsepower with up to 1000 Nm of torque – providing enough power for even more demanding tasks.
New Holland Agriculture launches a major upgrade of the TD5 Series, a range of tractors popular with traditional livestock dairy and livestock farmers for its reliability and versatility, as well as the outstanding value it offers at a very competitive price point. With more torque and lift capacity, the upgraded range delivers more productivity than […]
The Massey Ferguson MF 5610 Dyna-4 tractor which is to provide the power for the Antarctica2 expedition to the South Pole is all set for its extraordinary journey. To be driven primarily by ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort, backed by a team of engineers and other support staff, the MF 5610 has been chosen from the […]
The 2014 Antarctica2 expedition to drive a tractor to the South Pole will have to deal with one of the most hostile environments on the planet, battling against temperatures down to minus 40 degrees C, strong winds, high altitude, raging blizzards and soft snow. Sastrugi (frozen waves) are another potential hazard. It is going to […]
Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the new six-cylinder 6175R, 6195R and 6215R large frame models with Stage IV/Final Tier 4 engines will replace the three current Stage IIIB/iT4 compliant 6R Series machines. Available from November 2014, these new premium quality tractors feature enhanced manoeuvrability, improved operator comfort and extended service […]
John Deere’s new 9R/9RT Series wheeled and tracked tractors for 2015 feature more horsepower on all models and industry-leading hydraulic capacity. Rated from 420 to 620hp, the new range includes five 9R articulated four-wheel drive models, the 9420R, 9470R, 9520R, 9570R and the 9620R, which is now the largest John Deere tractor ever built; and three tracked […]
John Deere’s latest 5G Series speciality tractor line-up includes four model ranges featuring 3.2 and 4.5-litre Stage IIIA engines with a rated power of 75, 85 or 100hp (97/68/EC). This new series has been specifically designed to provide high levels of comfort, power, hydraulic performance and manoeuvrability to customers who operate in orchards and vineyards, […]
A six-day endurance event to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Landini ended after 130 hours and 992km of round-the-clock driving on a car rally course in Italy. The feat was performed by a succession of more than 75 drivers who encountered long stretches of bumpy forest track, steep inclines and tight turns as they drove […]
John Deere is introducing the new five-walker W330 and six-walker W440 entry level combine harvesters for the 2015 season. Offering reliability and simplicity at a low operating cost, these John Deere branded combines are the result of a marketing agreement with Finnish manufacturer Sampo Rosenlew, and feature 210 and 238hp Sisu engines with maximum power […]