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

JCB Machinery Makes Hollywood Movie Appearance

May 22nd, 2017

This month saw Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott return to the cinemas with his latest entry in the long-running sci-fi franchise Alien. It’s a film which has received positive critical reception and helped to make up for a lot of the bad coverage which was earned by his last effort, Prometheus. Scott may have begun the […]

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New Balers from Claas and John Deere to Be Introduced

May 19th, 2017

Later this month the Grassland & Muck farm machinery show is descending on Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, bringing with it a host of the latest products from big name manufacturers. A number of companies have already confirmed their intention to attend, with Claas and John Deere setting out to showcase their newest balers at the event. […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 10 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

May 18th, 2017

The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 70+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine can be purchased at good UK newsagents from 23rd May 2017, and is available on subscription.     Click to launch the full edition […]

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Farm Machinery Grant Announced by Welsh Assembly

May 17th, 2017

The government in Wales has revealed that farmers in rural parts of the country will be able to apply for grants which can be put towards purchasing farm machinery and equipment that will help them to improve productivity. Farming UK reports that the new Farm Business Grant is aimed at providing small sums of between […]

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Valtra Introduces Range-Topping Tractor Model

May 15th, 2017

The most powerful tractor offered by farm machinery manufacturer Valtra was announced last month, bringing with it a host of impressive features to help cement its flagship status. AgriLand reports that the S394 is equipped with a 405hp engine that develops 1600Nm of torque. This makes it very useful as it will have enough power […]

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Record for Maize Planting Set by Case IH

May 12th, 2017

Case IH has just completed a record-breaking challenge in Hungary, planting maize across a larger area of land in the course of 24 hours than during any previous attempt. A total of just over 502 hectares were covered by the Magnum 380 tractor, while the planting was handled by Vaderstad’s Tempo L drill. This record […]

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Improved Ranger Utility Vehicle Introduced by Polaris

May 10th, 2017

Utility vehicles and ATVs are essential tools for many farmers, with manufacturer Polaris being fairly well represented on the UK market, competing with rivals like the Gator family from John Deere. This month the firm has pulled back the curtains on the Ranger Diesel HD, an updated UTV which promises more power and performance potential […]

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Efficient and Versatile Tractor Tyres Launched by Michelin

May 8th, 2017

After a period of extensive testing, tyre-maker Michelin has introduced its latest product aimed at the farm machinery market. The EvoBib tyre is intended to be a hybrid in terms of its functionality, working effectively when it comes to delivering excellent traction in the field while also being able to adapt to ensure that fuel […]

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Rise in Rural Theft Rates Prompts Calls for Security Improvements

May 6th, 2017

Farmers are advised to take further steps to secure their machinery, equipment and vehicles after new figures from NFU Mutual published last week revealed that there has been a rise in the number of thefts occurring throughout the UK. Analysts were particularly keen to point out that Land Rover Defender models are being targeted more […]

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Classic Farm Machinery Sale Raises More Than £2 Million

May 5th, 2017

Recently thousands of people attended an auction in Sutton at which hundreds of classic and vintage pieces of agricultural equipment were up for sale, covering everything from tractors to harvesters and beyond. Farming UK reports that the event saw buyers splash out in excess of £2 million to snap up iconic machines from a wide variety […]

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