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

New Grassland Kit from Claas Announced

July 20th, 2017

Claas is continuing to provide details of its 2018 farm machinery line-up, with the latest equipment to receive an official announcement falling into the grassland category, according to FG Insight. An event held earlier this week focused on the newest mowers entering the Corto range, each of which is a drum-based model with various technical […]

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UK Tractor Operator Takes Top Prize at Continental Competition

July 19th, 2017

A farmer from Northern Ireland has been named Europe’s most skillful tractor driver, taking on contenders from across the continent in order to triumph at the event. Farming UK reports that the high-profile championship was won by Sam Graham after he was able to demonstrate an impressive mix of efficiency and speed when he got […]

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Volvo Prototype Promises Eco-Friendly Loading Abilities

July 18th, 2017

Electric tractors and hybrid machines have already been trialled by firms such as John Deere, but Swedish manufacturer Volvo CE is hoping that its own mixed-power prototype will paint an eco-friendly picture of the future of heavy equipment and outdo the competition. The LX1 is a loader which combines both electric power train elements along […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 14 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

July 18th, 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 4th July 2017, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full edition […]

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Launch of New John Deere Gator Models Looms Large

July 17th, 2017

The Gator range of UTVs is set to receive a significant update in the near future, with US farm machinery giant John Deere planning to bring a number of fresh models to the market before the end of the year. Agri Land reports that these vehicles will fall into the XUV 5 Series, providing improved […]

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Claas Update Arion and Axion Tractor Ranges

July 17th, 2017

Efficient and sustainable new tractors have been added to the Arion and Axion families of machines by German manufacturer Claas this month, giving its customers access to modern powerful models that are compliant with the latest emissions regulations. FG Insight reports that the latest Arion models feature engines built by John Deere and offer outputs […]

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John Deere Confirms Acquisition of European Sprayer Firm

July 15th, 2017

US farm machinery titan John Deere has struck a deal to take ownership of Italian agricultural sprayer brand Mazzotti in a move which could turn a family firm into an international powerhouse. John Deere spokesperson John May announced the acquisition, praising Mazzotti for its existing reputation for producing innovative sprayers and building a loyal customer […]

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Tractor Customisation Trend Emerges Amongst Young Operators

July 13th, 2017

Teenagers across the UK are known for going to great lengths to adapt their cars to reflect their personalities. But modifications are also proving to be popular amongst youngsters in the farming community, according to a report from BBC News. Adding after-market kit to tractors, whether for purely aesthetic purposes or to improve the operating […]

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John Deere Launches Baling Challenge

July 13th, 2017

In order to celebrate the impressive performance potential of its 900 Series baler range, US farm machinery firm John Deere is running a competition to see how quickly its customers can create bales while out in the field. John Deere recently set a new world record for bale output, beating its previous highest achievement of […]

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McCormick Launches Simplified X7 Tractors

July 10th, 2017

The X7 670 tractor from McCormick has just been re-launched on the UK market in an all-new guise, falling under the firm’s ‘Efficient’ range which represents a pared-back alternative to its flagship machinery models. Company spokesperson Ray Spinks explained that there was growing demand for McCormick’s Efficient tractors because many farmers and contractors are looking […]

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