Farm Machinery Locator Blog Archive

Posted 11 November 2017
Autonomous tractors and harvesters are being developed by major farm machinery manufacturers, but German firm Strautmann is hoping to strike out alone and corner the market with the Verti-Q, which is a feeder that will be able to operate entirely independently of a human driver.
Posted 9 November 2017
Farm machinery events are hosted around the world each year, but none are bigger than Agritechnica. This year in Germany the most important conference on the agricultural calendar will commence on the 12th of November, running for seven days and playing host to almost three thousand exhibitors as a multitude of attendees descend upon the Hanover Fairgrounds.
Posted 3 November 2017
Farmers in the UK will be able to apply for grants from a £40 million pot offered by the government in order to catalyse investment in cutting-edge machinery and agricultural technology over the next few years.
Posted 3 November 2017
The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 120+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK.
Posted 20 October 2017
The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 88+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK.
Posted 18 October 2017
Driving tractors on roads which are shared with other non-agricultural vehicles can be difficult in its own right, even with modern models offering impressive top speeds and transmissions designed to make them better suited to use in this environment. The problems are exacerbated further when larger machines are put in a similar situation, but Claas has come up with the technology to turn the tables.
Posted 12 October 2017
Robotics and autonomous technologies could one day take over the world of farm machinery - that day looks to be closer than ever as a result of a new project being championed by Fendt which applies swarm theory to corn planting.
Posted 6 October 2017
A century has passed since the first Amazone spreader was launched, and manufacturer has highlighted the advances made in the intervening years by announcing a number of updates for its latest products.
Posted 6 October 2017
The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 88+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK.
Posted 3 October 2017
This month John Deere confirmed that it was ploughing $305m (£226m) into the purchase of Blue River Technology, a company responsible for creating various data-driven solutions that help to improve the precision of agricultural machinery.
Posted 2 October 2017
McConnel may be best known for its farm machinery attachments, mowers and toppers, but it is now branching out in a bold new direction with the introduction of the Agribuggy A280. 
Posted 27 September 2017
The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 88+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK.
Posted 21 September 2017
Farmers can breathe a sigh of relief this week after the Department for Transport (DfT) decided not to roll out universal MOT-style testing for tractors, with agricultural machines remaining exempt despite the fact that faster models designed primarily for haulage will indeed be tested for roadworthiness going forwards.  
Posted 20 September 2017
Fendt is setting out to become one of the first farm machinery manufacturers to offer a tractor powered solely by electricity, with the e100 Vario fitting into a fast-growing segment of the market. With the ability to operate continuously for up to five hours, this model could potentially replace an equivalent diesel-powered tractor without compromising productivity, according to AgriLand. 
Posted 18 September 2017
The newest tractor models in the Landini Rex 4 Series are confirmed to be making their first appearance in the UK at next month's National Fruit Show, bringing new features to this established range of orchard-friendly machines. 
Posted 15 September 2017
Later this month, farmers and contractors in the UK will be able to see the mammoth 9R tractor from John Deere in action at Tillage Live, where it will be working its magic and ideally winning over those who need a machine with 620hp under the bonnet. 
Posted 12 September 2017
As Agritechnica 2017 approaches, Krone has decided to provide an early overview of its latest BiG X self-propelled forage harvesters, which are set to be officially launched at the event.
Posted 11 September 2017
The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 80+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK.
Posted 4 September 2017
With rural crime rates climbing and heavy  farm machinery being targeted by crooks, many farmers may focus on the direct impact that theft can have, but there are other problems presented by stolen tractors and telehandlers  that should make on-site security an even bigger priority.
Posted 1 September 2017
Using methane as an alternative fuel source for farm machinery has been a concept that New Holland has pursued for a few years now. This week it introduced its most recent methane-powered prototype, providing a glimpse at what the tractors of the future could offer the agricultural industry, according to FG Insight. 
Posted 25 August 2017
The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 80+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK.
Posted 19 August 2017
Last week saw the public introduction of the sharper, smarter S700 Series of combine harvesters from John Deere, each of which leverages the latest hardware and software to supersede the outgoing models, according to FG Insight. 
Posted 18 August 2017
The cumulative cost of crimes committed in rural areas of the UK hit £39 million last year, according to the latest figures from NFU Mutual. This is a slight decline compared with 2015, but many farmers argue that they are still beset by the issues associated with having to prevent or recover from machinery theft.
Posted 17 August 2017
Next year a pair of new combines will be joining the Lexion range from Claas, complete with a number of enhanced features intended to make them much easier to operate and thus more
Posted 16 August 2017
Autonomous tractors could be sold by Kubota in the next 12 months if the ambitions of this forward-looking manufacturer come to fruition, according to Agri Land. 

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