Farming News and Views from Farm Machinery Locator

Welcome to our blog where we cover a range of farming topics – it's not all about Farming Equipment, but current issues facing the average farmer – both arable and livestock. Check back regularly, as we post views and information on UK agriculture and details of the agricultural shows that we attend. Contact us about any topic we cover - if you have a view you would like to publicise, get in touch with us via our contact page or on 01733 566933

DfT scraps plans for in-depth tractor testing

September 21st, 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.   Checking on the roadworthiness of all […]

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Further details of Fendt’s all-electric tractor revealed

September 20th, 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 […]

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Latest Landini tractors scheduled for October launch

September 18th, 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.  Farming UK reports that Landini’s latest offerings are built to provide a broader line-up in terms of both […]

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Powerful John Deere tractors destined for UK demo at Tillage Live 2017

September 15th, 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.  Agri Land reports that the 9R620RX model that […]

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New BiG X forage harvesters unleashed by Krone

September 12th, 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. AgriLand reports that a total of three BiG X forage machines will arrive in the near future, each of which has been designed to take […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 18 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

September 11th, 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. Click to launch the full edition in a new window

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Knock-on effects of farm machinery theft revealed

September 4th, 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. Farming UK reports that police in Totnes had to respond […]

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New Holland updates methane-powered prototype tractor

September 1st, 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.  The engine powering […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 17 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

August 25th, 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. Click to launch the full edition in a new window  

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S700 Combine Range Officially Unveiled by John Deere

August 19th, 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.  The American farm machinery giant has already talked about its plans for the S700, focusing on its advanced features […]

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