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

Self-Driving Feeder to Debut at Agritechnica 2017

November 11th, 2017

Autonomous tractors and harvesters are being developed by major farm machinery manufacturers, but German firm Strautmann is hoping to strike out alone and corner the market with the Verti-Q, which is a feeder that will be able to operate entirely independently of a human driver. The Verti-Q is set to appear for the first time […]

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Agritechnica 2017 Preview

November 9th, 2017

Farm machinery events are hosted around the world each year, but none are bigger than Agritechnica. This year in Germany the most important conference on the agricultural calendar will commence on the 12th of November, running for seven days and playing host to almost three thousand exhibitors as a multitude of attendees descend upon the […]

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Farm Machinery Grant Scheme Launched by Government

November 3rd, 2017

Farmers in the UK will be able to apply for grants from a £40 million pot offered by the government in order to catalyse investment in cutting-edge machinery and agricultural technology over the next few years. This not only includes heavy machinery but also robotic systems, drones and other types of technology that are becoming […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 22 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

November 3rd, 2017

The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 120+ 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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Read Volume 5 Issue 21 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

October 20th, 2017

The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 88+ 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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Claas Proposes Solution to Farm Machinery Transport Problems

October 18th, 2017

Driving tractors on roads which are shared with other non-agricultural vehicles can be difficult in its own right, even with modern models offering impressive top speeds and transmissions designed to make them better suited to use in this environment. The problems are exacerbated further when larger machines are put in a similar situation, but Claas […]

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Futuristic Planting Solution Outlined by Fendt

October 12th, 2017

Robotics and autonomous technologies could one day take over the world of farm machinery – that day looks to be closer than ever as a result of a new project being championed by Fendt which applies swarm theory to corn planting. The idea is that rather than using one or two pieces of heavy equipment […]

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Amazone Marks 100 Years of Spreader and Sprayer Production

October 6th, 2017

A century has passed since the first Amazone spreader was launched, and manufacturer has highlighted the advances made in the intervening years by announcing a number of updates for its latest products. Back in 1917 the debut spreader it offered had to be pulled by horses and was used to distribute fertiliser on fields – […]

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Read Volume 5 Issue 20 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

October 6th, 2017

The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 88+ 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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John Deere acquires farming tech firm Blue River Technology

October 3rd, 2017

This month John Deere confirmed that it was ploughing $305m (£226m) into the purchase of Blue River Technology, a company responsible for creating various data-driven solutions that help to improve the precision of agricultural machinery. One of the main areas in which Blue River Technology has made breakthroughs is in the deployment of herbicides. Its […]

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