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

Tractors Compete for Attention at Irish Farm Machinery Show

February 20th, 2017

Earlier this month the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show take place in County Kildare, Ireland, attracting more visitors than ever and showing that LAMMA is not the only major agricultural industry event to be hosted early in the year. Various high-profile manufacturers brought their latest products to FTMTA 2017, with tractors being amongst the most important machines […]

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DfT Axes Plans to Change to Trailer Weight Regulations

February 16th, 2017

While many farmers and agricultural operators had welcomed the news that the Department for Transport was considering the option to increase the maximum weight which trailers could hit when used on public roads, their hopes were dashed last week at the news that the plans have been scrapped. FG Insight reports that various organisations have […]

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JCB and Claas Set to Harness Efficient New Engines from Rolls-Royce

February 14th, 2017

Engines from the MTU Series built by famed British manufacturer Rolls-Royce are being embraced by both JCB and Claas as they seek to improve the efficiency and cleanliness of their farm machinery ranges, according to FG Insight. All of the engines in this family are compliant with Stage 5 emissions standards and come with outputs […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 3 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

February 10th, 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. The printed magazine can be purchased at good UK newsagents from 14th February 2017, and is available on subscription.   Click to launch the full edition […]

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John Deere Tops Tractor Sales Charts

February 10th, 2017

In 2015 it was American firm John Deere that managed to hold on to the dominant top spot in the tractor market when it comes to machines registered in the UK, with 3,655 units sold nationally, according to new figures released by the Agricultural Engineers’ Association. The report, which covers all tractors of at least […]

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Compact Telehandler from Manitou Makes UK Debut

February 9th, 2017

French machinery manufacturer Manitou has introduced the MT 420 telehandler to British audiences for the first time last week, bringing this compact machine to the exhibition floor during the Executive Hire Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, according to the Construction Index. This telehandler is the smallest model in the current MT range, measuring […]

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UK Debut for Kubota’s Latest Tractors and Attachments

February 8th, 2017

Two new tractor ranges from Japanese farm machinery manufacturer Kubota were featured at LAMMA 2017 late last month, with this firm seeking to increase its presence in the British marketplace by building smaller, more compact products. New Tractors at LAMMA 2017 Farming UK reports that the M5001 Series made its first appearance at the event, […]

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Updated Balers from New Holland and Kuhn Unveiled

February 6th, 2017

This year a new range of farm machinery will be hitting the market from manufacturers of all sizes. And as the agricultural industry prepares to optimise its output in 2017, new balers with high-tech features have been announced by New Holland and Kuhn, according to FG Insight. New Balers from New Holland Arriving Soon The […]

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20 of the Healthiest Foods you should be including in your Diet

February 3rd, 2017

Our diet and the food we put into our body is incredibly important, providing the fuel we need to keep going throughout the day. By choosing the right food, our bodies can perform at their most effectively, right? However, with so many foods out there, it’s hard to know which ones you should choose. Farm […]

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Muck Spreaders and Tankers Featured at LAMMA 2017

February 2nd, 2017

As our coverage of the many different types of farm machinery that were unveiled at LAMMA 2017 continues, the focus now turns to equipment designed to make it easier to deal with muck and slurry in the modern age of minutely optimised agriculture. Bauer Now Selling Steel Tankers Bauer brought attention to the fact that […]

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