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Farm Machinery Journal Issue 48 April 2018

BIG PICTURE: We couldn't get a fleet of 37 John Deeres in a field, but here's three of them.
FIELD TEST: FMJ joined A&R Cramphorn as they put their brand-new Vredo VT7028 to work with a 24m Bomech boom.
FIRST IMPRESSION: An Irish farm chose a new Weidemann 5080T loader but has it been a worthwhile investment?
FIRST IMPRESSION: The New Holland methane tractor is a step closer to production and could be yours in just three years.
FIRST IMPRESSION: French sprayer manufacturer Berthoud has been showing off its latest kit. FMJ went to France to find out more.
FOCUS ON: Why high-capacity trailed muck spreaders keep growing in size and sales.
MODERN FARMING: The sprayer tech helping to improve efficacy, efficiency and accuracy.
FOCUS ON: As John Deere celebrates 100 years of tractors in 2018, FMJ looks back on some of its best models so far.
FLEET PROFILE: How R&R Mills Contractors Ltd uses three John Deere 8R tractors to do the work of one giant tracked machine.
RUNNING REPORT: It may not have been the cheapest to buy, but for one Irish farm the John Deere 6115M offers unbeatable value.
RUNNING REPORT: Is a John Deere 5720 a smart used buy? This 12-year-old, ex-dairy farmer's tractor suggests it could be.
OPINION: John Deere product marketing manager Mark James explains why some of the older tractors are still his favourites.
USED BUYING GUIDE: What to look for and how much to pay for a used Case IH MXU tractor.
PREPARE A MAIZE DRILL: How to ensure you're ready to do drilling without any costly breakdowns.
FIT SPRAYER LIGHTS: How to install an LED boom lighting system on your sprayer.
GAME CHANGERS: How the Vicon Vari Spreader introduced an entirely new concept in precision distribution.

Farm Machinery Journal Issue 47 March 2018

Field Test: FMJ put the flagship Manitou MLT 741-140 V+ Elite through its paces during the machine's first UK real-world farm test.
First Impression: After years of development, the Anglo-French Sly Agri Boss drill has been put through its paces on British soil.
First Impression: The latest Gregoire Besson RWY6 five-furrow plough has been trialled in Ireland. Here's the verdict.
First Impression: Saying goodbye to Challenger as AGCO pulls the plug on its time in Europe.
Focus: On…Why more farms are turning to long-term hire to keep fleets up-to-date.
Fleet profile: How a Yorkshire farm combines a busy arable operation with road haulage.
Behind the Scenes: FMJ joins New Holland as it traces its UK heritage to celebrate 100 years.
Running Report: How a Kubota M128GX II Vision managed to infiltrate a fleet of John Deere tractors, and stay there for good.
Running Report: After much deliberation a JCB TM320S found its way onto a Cheshire farm, but was it the right decision?
Opinion: Independent grain consultant Richard Whitlock explains what last year's harvests mean for the grain marketBuying.
Used Buying Guide: What to look for and how much to pay for a used Claydon drillchnical.
Improve Farm Safety: Make your workplace a safer place and reduce the risk of accidents in 2018.
Precision Farming: Having already worked out how to improve accuracy, here's what is needed to vary inputs to match soil and crops.
Game Changers: How Allis-Chalmers' Model B introduced a whole new way of farming with its revolutionary compact tractor.

Farm Machinery Journal Issue 46 February 2018

Field Test: FMJ went to Lincolnshire to see the new Versatile DeltaTrack DT610 at work.
First impression: Agrifac has launched a new trailed sprayer. We took a closer look.
First impression: Horsch has launched a number of new products for 2018. Here they are.
First impression: On farm with Hi-Spec's new demount trailer-tank combination.
First impression: Venieri has a new compact pivot loader and it's got its sights set on the UK.
Modern Farming: Why two very different dairy farms are using a zero grazing system.
Focus On… The latest machinery to improve your beet logistics and make harvest operations more efficient.
Fleet profile: FMJ visits a Warwickshire biogas plant to find out why they've moved to harvesting maize with a combine.
Event Preview: 10 machinery highlights of this year's LAMMA show at Peterborough.
Running Report: How a Krone MX 350 GD forage wagon helped one contractor to boost his slurry and muck contracting business.
Running Report: What makes the ArmaTrac 1104 tractor such good value for money? FMJ asked an Irish stock farmer to find out.
Opinion: Hertfordshire farmer Stuart Roberts explains why he is implementing new steps to make his farm a safer placeBuying.
Used Buying Guide: What to look for and how much to pay for a used BvL V-Mix feeder wagonTechnical.
Auger refurbishment: How an Irish company can bring a new lease of life to tired augers on feeders, combines and foragers.
EU Mother Regulations: What they are, what they mean, and the impact they'll have on the tractors and machinery you buy this year.
Workshop Tools: Essential yard and workshop equipment to keep your fleet running.
Game Changers: How steam ploughing made a vital contribution to the mechanisation of farming for over 100 years in the UK.

Farm Machinery Journal Issue 45 January 2018

Head to Head: With road rules changing, can the 90kph Unimog offer a better package than its high-speed JCB Fastrac rival?
Event report: The best new kit at Agritechnica, the largest indoor machine show on earth.
Event Preview: Why LAMMA is still the perfect stage for British manufacturers.
Fleet profile: FMJ visits a Cambridgeshire contractor with a fleet of 20 JCBs, from an early Fastrac 145 to a new 8330.
Modern Farming: After successfully using a robotic tractor, Harper Adams University took an old combine and made it driverless.
Running Report: Why a Northern Irish farmer chose a new McHale Pro Glide R3100 mower.
Opinion: Engineering consultant Alex Woodrow explains why diesel engines will have a long future in off-highway roles.
Used Buying Guide: What to look for and how much to pay for a used Fendt 514 tractor.
Modify your tractor: Eight easy ways to make your pride and joy stand out from the crowd.
Get an Electric Boost: Rolls-Royce has developed a new electric turbo to completely eliminate lag on its MTU engines. Here's how it works.
Game Changers: How the John Deere 6000 Series changed the way tractors were built using a modular construction.