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

Kuhn and Amazone Introduce New Farm Machinery Models

March 27th, 2017

Two of the biggest names in the world of agricultural equipment have revealed their latest products this week, with Kuhn introducing a number of cutting-edge cultivators while Amazone pulled back the curtains on a fresh family of ploughs. Cultivators from Kuhn FG Insight reports that the latest entrants in the Kuhn Performer range offer bigger […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 6 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

March 24th, 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 28th March 2017, and is available on subscription.   Click to launch the full edition […]

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UK Tractor Market Enjoys Period of Growth

March 23rd, 2017

Sales of tractors in the UK have risen during Q1 of 2017, reversing the downward trajectory that the farm machinery market had been experiencing. Figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association revealed that in January this year sales were up by 8.2% compared with the same month in 2016, while February’s 10.7% rise was even more […]

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Massey Ferguson Tractor Wins Farm Machinery Prize

March 20th, 2017

This year the MF 6718 S tractor was chosen as the best mid-power machine on the market by judges at the SIMA 2017 agriculture technology expo, according to the Somerset County Gazette. Accepting the award for Massey Ferguson was Thierry Lhotte, who said that he was pleased to see that the work put into this […]

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New Holland Promotes Efficient Methane-Powered Tractor

March 17th, 2017

Last year a prototype of the T6.180 Methane Power tractor was put to work on a British farm, with manufacturer New Holland hoping to demonstrate the benefits that this eco-friendly fuel can bring to the table. Now the firm is setting out to make this model available to a mainstream audience, showcasing it during the […]

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New Technologies Set to Boost Effectiveness of Farm Machinery

March 15th, 2017

Last week saw two separate schemes emerge with the intention of making it easier to manage large areas of land and ensure that agricultural equipment can be used as precisely as possible, optimising productivity. The first project is being conducted by the European Space Agency, which launched the new Copernicus Sentinel-B2 satellite into orbit with the promise […]

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Inexpensive Tractor Models from Landini Introduced

March 13th, 2017

This week Landini announced the addition of new tractors which join the cheap and basic specification 2-Series family, providing useful features at an affordable price point. A host of Yanmar-made engines power the 2-Series, offering outputs of between 43hp and 54hp. Buyers can also pick between either a 12- or 16-speed gearbox, depending on requirements […]

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

March 10th, 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 14th March 2017, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full edition in […]

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Kubota RTV Helps Bring Down Rural Crime Rate

March 8th, 2017

Thames Valley Police have set the trend for tackling rural crime following their adoption of a Kubota RTV-X900 back in 2015. This acquisition has helped them to improve response times and cut the number of incidents significantly, according to Farming UK. This ATV is a tough customer in its own right, but with modifications for […]

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NFU Predicts Electric Tractor Revolution

March 6th, 2017

A new study conducted by the NFU has claimed that the arrival of electric tractors on British farms could take place much earlier than originally predicted, with 2020 pegged as the point from which this zero-emissions machinery revolution will truly begin. Some analysts had previously forecast that it would take up to a decade longer […]

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