||Farm Machinery Journal Issue 54 October 2018
FIELD TEST: FMJ puts the brand-new Kramer 447 telehandler through its paces in a tough on-farm test in Warwickshire.
FIRST IMPRESSION: The John Deere 9000-Series self-propelled forager harvesters have launched. FMJ got to see them in wholecrop, grass and maize.
FIRST IMPRESSION: Case IH has revealed its latest 250-Series Axial-Flow combines, including the flagship 9250 harvester.FMJ went to see them working.
FIRST IMPRESSION: At work with a front-mounted rake from Italian maker Abimac, working with a Fendt tractor and balertures.
FOCUS ON… The latest 14t wheel loaders on sale in the UK and Ireland.
FLEET PROFILE: Scottish farmers Hay Farms have added two Case IH Quadtracs to their fleet to work alongside tractors from Fendt, JCB and John Deere.
RUNNING REPORT: After nine years running a Claas 820 forager, Yorkshire farmers G.A. Turnbull & Son upgraded to a Claas Jaguar 850 Speedstar. Here's why.
RUNNING REPORT: Man-and-tractor operator Mike Jones explains why a John Deere 7530 is the perfect do-it-all tractor.
OPINION: The Agricultural Engineers Association explains why machinery manufacturers are feeling uncertain about Brexit.
USED BUYING GUIDE: What to look for when buying a used New Holland TM175 & TM190.
CULTIVATOR POINTS: How to get the maximum life from your metal after the long, hot summer.
TYRE TECHNOLOGY: Just as modern tractor tyres have evolved, so have those on other machines.
GAME CHANGERS: How the Doe Triple-D tandem tractor paved the way for four-wheel drive articulated tractors in the UK.
||FREE Forestry Machinery magazine
NEW PRODUCTS: FORWARDERS & HARVESTERS: A round-up of the latest forestry forwarders and harvesters that have been recently launched in the market
EVENT PREVIEW: APF SHOW 2018: When, where, and what to see at the leading British forestry show, scheduled to take place in Warwickshire from 20-22 September.
GROUND PREPARATION: AHWI MULCHER: Forestry Machinery went to see this heavy-duty tracked mulcher being used to prepare land for planting on a country estate in Essex.
RUNNING REPORT: IRISH HARVESTING: Operators give their verdicts on four timber harvesters working in Ireland, including EcoLog, John Deere, Komatsu and Ponsse.
CONVERTED EXCAVATOR: VOLVO EC140: A leading UK owner-operator shows us around his customised forestry-spec excavator.
WINCHING SYSTEMS: ECOFORST T-WINCH: We report on the use of a T-Winch on a tricky project in Scotland.
SITE VISIT: TOTTENHAM TIMBER: The developing trend of exporting Irish pulpwood to mainland UK.
CLASSIC FORESTRY: TIMBER SKIDDER: Roadless Logmaster was the world’s first fully hydrostatic timber skidder.
||Farm Machinery Journal Issue 53 September 2018
FIELD TEST: FMJ gets behind the wheel of a John Deere 7290R tractor to find out how it performs on draft duties.
FIRST IMPRESSION: The Case IH Quadtrac 620 is now Ireland's most powerful tractor but can it handle the country's tough conditions?
FIRST IMPRESSION: The American-built Bale Band-It 200 has transformed the way bales are collected and it's proving a hit in the UK.
EVENT REPORT: The latest kit on show at Scotland's Royal Highland Show.
FOCUS ON... The latest 14t trailers explored, including Fleming, Marshall, Richard Western, Warwick and more.
BEHIND THE SCENES: A closer look at Irish manufacturer Conor Engineering's biggest tanker yet.
FLEET PROFILE: The McCormick X5 and X7 tractors that replaced the fleet of a loyal Massey Ferguson operator.
RUNNING REPORT: The quest for an affordable forage harvester saw Yorkshire farmer Edward Brook invest in a New Holland FX50.
RUNNING REPORT: Scottish potato grower Jimmy Reid shows FMJ round his Fendt 720 Vario, fitted with Michelin AgriBib tyres.
RUNNING REPORT: The first John Deere 9RX in Scotland has been delivered. Here's why it was bought and how it's performed so far.
OPINION: Why the National Association of Agricultural Contractors is offering its members free health and safety advice.
USED BUYING GUIDE: What to look for when buying a second-hand self-propelled sprayer.
TRAILER TECHNOLOGY: The developments that have brought farm trailers into the 21st century.
GUIDE TO CROP SENSORS: What they are, how they work, who sells them and the benefits for your farm.
GAME CHANGERS: How Knight Farm Machinery's first self-propelled sprayer became a benchmark for the industry.
||Farm Machinery Journal Issue 52 August 2018
BIG PICTURE: Krone BiG M self-propelled mower in action with a Somerset contractor.
FIELD TEST: The new Väderstad Tempo L18-row drill, with a working width of nine metres, is put to work in Warwickshire.
FIRST IMPRESSION: How the Keltec round bale chaser could save you a load of time when collecting bales from the field.
FIRST IMPRESSION: An end of season report on the Holmer Exxact T4-40 beet harvester at work in Yorkshire with Robert Todd
EVENT REPORT: The latest Irish kit on show at this year's Grass & Muck event in Ireland
FOCUS ON: The latest 500cc quad bikes squaring up in the ATV market, including Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and more
MODERN CLASSICS: In the first of a new series, FMJ looks at the John Deere 7010 Series.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Travelling across South Africa with McCormick and BKT tyres on the arduous XTractor overland expedition.
vFLEET PROFILE: On a hunt for affordable power found the Evans family in possession of two iconic tracked tractors.
RUNNING REPORT: Alan Gresswell talks us through the decision to replace a wheeled Case IH Magnum with the half-track Rowtrac.
RUNNING REPORT: Why the purchase of a McConnel Twincut flailhead has proved vital for one Northern Irish contractor.
OPINION: It may seem obvious in sport, but alcohol and drug testing also have their place in farming, says Suzannah Robin.
USED BUYING GUIDE: What to look for when buying a used John Deere 7020 tractor.
SQUARE BALER SERVICING: How to make sure your baler is ready for the busy season ahead
GAME CHANGERS: How the New Holland balers of the 1940s and 1950s inspired the modern baling techniques used today.
||Farm Machinery Journal Issue 51 July 2018
Field Test: The New Holland T7.260 takes on our gruelling real-world farm test.
First Impression: Is the 70mph Polaris Ranger UTV up to a tough life on the farm?
First Impression: The new JCB TM420 pivot-steer loader gets stuck in on a muck heap.
First Impression: How a BVL silage block cutter can revolutionise dairy feeding systems.
Focus On… The latest mounted sprayers taking on trailed and self-propelled kit.
Event Report: The machinery highlights of this year's Grassland UK event in Somerset.
Behind the Scenes: FMJ follows Suffolk-born Freddie Gittus as he travels across Australia demonstrating the latest Claas Xerion tractors and Lexion combines.
Fleet profile: Graham Guy balances running a busy dealership with his contracting business, including a fleet of Valtra tractors. Here's how he does it.
Running Report: Keen to avoid getting caught up in brand hype, Richard Baugh went looking for a good deal but has his Deutz-Fahr 5130 been a succesful purchase?
Running Report: A pair of Massey Ferguson 4707s have made quite an impact on Michael Farrington's mixed farm, but do they live up to MF's reputation for yard tractors?
Opinion: As the development of electric vehicles continues at pace, Simone Bruckner explains the latest advances.
Used Buying Guide: What to look for when buying a used Claas Jaguar 900 tractor.
Testing Trailer Brakes: How to make sure your trailers meet the legal requirements for road use.
Mid-Season Servicing: Expert advice to keep your sprayer running smoothly as its workload ramps up.
Game Changers: How the simple and efficient Hydra-Shift transmission from David Brown revolutionised tractor gearboxes.
||Farm Machinery Journal Issue 50 June 2018
First Impression: FMJ visited a new Vervaet Q616 sugar beet harvester at work in Yorkshire to find out more about the machine.
First Impression: Siloking has leapt into the electric machine market with its eTruck mixer wagon. FMJ went to Germany to see one.
First impression: There are 11 models in Krone's BiG X forage harvester line-up. We got up close with the latest BiG X 770 model.
Event Report: As Massey Ferguson celebrates 60 years of tractor manufacturing, here are the latest models to wear the iconic badge.
Focus On… Five self-propelled forage harvesters from 625hp to 653hp.
Modern Farming: As technology continues to take over daily life, has the Internet of Things improved Keenan's InTouch service and the efficiency of feeding livestock?
Fleet profile: Harvesting maize with an Irish contractor and a fleet of Deutz-Fahr tractors and a Claas Jaguar 860 self-propelled forage harvester.
Running Report: Although the experience with his JCB 419S was shortlived, contractor Dick Barnes doesn't have a bad word to say about the wheeled loader.
Running Report: Cheshire contractor Edward Houghton wanted a drill to manage challenging conditions. Was the Lemken Saphir 7 the solution?
Opinion: Soil health is improving, but it could be better says Agrovista's technical manager Chris Martin. Here's how.
Used Buying Guide: What to look for when buying a used McCormick XTX tractor.
Cummins Engines: How the legendary engine manufacturer is approaching the future.
Silage Season Tips: Expert advice on how to prepare your forage harvester to go to work.
Game Changers: How the humble Braydozer paved the way for the agricultural loaders of today using simple hydraulic control.
||Farm Machinery Journal Issue 49 May 2018
Field Test: FMJ put the new JCB 403 compact loader to work in a series of gruelling farm tests. Here's how it performed.
First Impression: New Holland has fitted a new CVT transmission to its T9 tractor with some impressive results.
First Impression: The long-awaited McCormick X8 has landed in the UK. Here's our early verdict after an exclusive first drive.
First Impression: Sprayer manufacturer Agrifac has been showing off its latest tech. FMJ went to the Netherlands to find out more.
Event report: Twelve self-propelled sprayers in a field. But which one would you choose?
Modern Farming: The slurry tanker manufacturers competing for a share of the UK market.
Focus On… John Deere may not still build telehandlers but that hasn't slowed their popularity. Here's why they're in demand.
Fleet Profile: Why an Irish fleet relies on a team of Deutz-Fahr tractors for maize establishment and harvesting operations.
Running Report: An imported Versatile 435 wheeled tractor proved cheaper than rival machines, but was it worth buying?
Running Report: After adding a Landini 4-075 to his fleet, is this Somerset farmer wishing he'd chosen something with a cab?
Running Report: Months of debating saw the Hughes family purchase a Schäffer 9530T. Here's how it's stood up to four years of hard work on their Cheshire farm
Opinion: Fuel additive specialist Mark Burnett explains how diesel engines could still enjoy a positive future.
Used Buying Guide: What to look for when buying a used rear discharge muck spreader.
Tuning a JCB Fastrac: Can a 260hp tractor really be tuned to 380hp without any problems?
Get Ready for Grass: Expert advice on how to prepare mowers for the cutting season ahead.
Game Changers: How Renault revolutionised tractor comfort with its pioneering Hydrostable cab suspension concept.
||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.