The general business climate index of the agricultural machinery industry in Europe has continued to deteriorate significantly reports CEMA, the European Agricultural Machinery Association. This time all segments are affected (except lawn, garden and municipal equipment). As a result of the renewed sharp deterioration, both the evaluation of the current business and the future expectations […]
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Can-Am, a leading manufacturer of All Terrain (ATV) and Side by Side vehicles (SSV), is joining forces with Stuart Connor, an experienced professional shearer and English national team member, in his attempt to break the nine-hour British lamb shearing record on Saturday 21st September 2019, at Fern Hill Farm in Bristol. The record attempt is […]
Nicola Lemken and Julien Burel have announced a commercial partnership between their companies just ahead of the Agritechnica 2019. From this November, LEMKEN will expand its product portfolio and offer SULKY fertiliser spreaders in its own, blue design. The product range comprises three series with a total of five models, which LEMKEN retail partners will […]
During financial year 2018/2019, the Austrian family-owned company Pöttinger achieved a considerable increase in turnover of 8 percent with a new turnover record of EUR 382 million. The agricultural technology company has managed to more than double its sales in the last ten years. The export amounts to 90 percent and demonstrates the importance of […]
Remote access specialist Solar Gate Systems has introduced a new locking mechanism to work with its range of automatic, solar-powered gate openers. Called the Goliath lock, this electrically-actuated latching mechanism packs 2,000 lbs of clamping force, to resist breaking and entering from those looking to force entry through an automatic gate. Considered to be the […]
The Deere & Company board of directors has elected John C May as a member of the board, effective immediately, and to the position of chief executive officer, effective November 4, 2019. May has served as Deere’s president and chief operating officer since April 2019. “John’s record of success and proven leadership skills make him […]
Pöttinger has redesigned its rear-mounted mowers with side pivot mounting.
Purchasing an Axis 40.2 EMC or 50.2 EMC fertiliser spreader in early September 2019 could come with an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany, courtesy of KUHN Farm Machinery.
Abrey Agricultural Ltd has notched up 100 sales of Ziegler header trailers this year as ever more farmers realise the value of being able to transport combine headers easily and safety between harvest sites.
JCB has made manufacturing history by going into full production with the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered.
German manufacturer Reck has developed a slurry mixer that fits between the slats in livestock housing, avoiding the need to remove slats, which reduces the danger of mixing the slurry collected below. Reck’s slatted floor mixer can be inserted through slats as small as 17mm and enables safe mixing with little disruption to livestock. This […]
Two of England’s top ploughmen, David Chappell and Peter Alderslade are preparing to travel to the USA to compete in the 2019 World Ploughing Contest. The World Contest will be held on 30th & 31st August on land at Baudette, Lake of the Woods, Minnesota and competitors will be travelling from no less than 28 […]
John Deere has announced a number of combine updates for the 2020 season, with the focus on increased throughput, automation and easier operation. All the new updates can be ordered from dealers from August 2019. The S-Series combine’s automatic regulation of forward speed, HarvestSmart, has been optimised and integrated with the Interactive Combine Adjustment system […]
Case IH Axial-Flow combine harvesters and headers will feature a number of updates from next year, including a new 8.5 metre header, specifically designed for Controlled Traffic Farming. Other features include a new crop lifter design for grain headers, and a new LED lighting package for combines. The new 8.5 metre Varicut header has been […]
Interactive parts catalogues and operators’ manuals for KUHN machines up to 20 years old can now be accessed through the company’s MyKUHN online customer portal. Any owner or operator can now obtain essential information for maintenance and repairs, simply by registering a machine’s serial number on the site, even when purchasing used equipment.
The crossover relationship that has developed between certain items of farm machinery and those used in construction, waste processing and materials handling is what McHale Plant Sales will showcase at the National Ploughing Championships next month. For contractors fixed on expansion into other revenue earning fields of activity beyond the traditional income that tillage and […]
Czech tractor manufacturer Zetor will have what Nigel Wilson, their UK and Ireland managing director says will be ‘a more pronounced presence’ at the forthcoming National Ploughing Championships in Ireland. Supported by what he calls an ‘enthused and invigorated’ dealer network – backed by the hands-on ownership of the company’s HQ in Brno – Zetor’s […]
CLAAS has introduced a complete new range of draper type cutterbars for use with the 2020 season LEXION combine range. In addition, a wider 13.8m wide version of the VARIO cutterbar will also be available. The new CONVIO cutterbar is available in five working widths from 7.70m up to 13.8m. Two models will be available; […]