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New tyre warranty will help farmers go the distance

7 Jan , 2020  

Continental has announced it will support its agricultural tyres with a new warranty. The warranty will cover farmers in the unlikely event of a materials or manufacturing failure and also offers some reassurance against stubble damage and field hazards. In a statement pledging reliability, Continental is offering warranties of up to ten years on all […]

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Michelin tractor tyres clocking up the hours for RM Simpson

6 Jan , 2020  

Agricultural contractor RM Simpson is to fit Michelin XeoBib tyres across all its tractors having been impressed by the longevity of the product. The Bradford-based farming company specified VF 710/60 R38 and VF 600/60 R28 Michelin XeoBib tyres as original equipment on its John Deere 6930 in 2009. The first set completed 9,500 hours before […]

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New Holland wins three ASABE AE50 innovation awards for 2020

9 Dec , 2019  

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named three of New Holland Agriculture’s innovations as winners of 2020 AE50 awards: the SideWinderÔ Ultra armrest, the Ground Speed Management II transmission control, and the auxiliary 4th tank product leveler for the P-Series air carts. The prestigious awards recognize the products ranked highest in […]

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John Deere updates self-propelled foragers for 2020

2 Dec , 2019  

John Deere’s 8000 and 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters have been updated with several new features for 2020, to provide customers with more comfort, lower operating costs and even more control and reliability. AHC (Active Header Control) extended with active lateral tilt float Pick-up and direct cut headers can be operated with maximum efficiency and […]

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Heavy-lift utility drone for agriculture

2 Dec , 2019  

John Deere and Volocopter have announced their cooperation on cargo drone technology and presented the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at Agritechnica 2019. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, was displayed in the Future Technology Zone. Featuring a […]

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Two young Irish agri companies win at Innovations Awards 2019

2 Dec , 2019  

Two of Ireland’s leading young agri-firms emerged as winners at The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2019. University of Limerick based FarmHedge won the IT and Fintech category for building a technology platform that enables farmers and agri-companies to engage in fast and personalised communication across the agriculture supply chain. Biotech company Auranta, a spin-out from […]

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Thoresby Farming reaps the benefits of its 500HP tractor with Michelin Agri Tyres

23 Oct , 2019  

Thoresby Farming has more than doubled the productivity of its main cultivating tractor after upgrading to a Fendt 1050 featuring VarioGrip technology. The flagship Fendt was specified from the factory on a set of AxioBib IF 710/60 R38 and IF 900/65 R46 fitments – Michelin’s largest agricultural tyres. Jamie Robson, operator at Thoresby, has accumulated […]

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John Deere launches new large square balers

17 Oct , 2019  

John Deere has added three new models to its range of large square balers, the L624 (70cm high by x 120cm wide), L633 (90 x 80cm) and L634 (90 x 120cm). These will be available for the 2020 season and replace the L1500 Series, while the single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C large square balers […]

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New VF tyres from Continental offer farming flexibility

9 Oct , 2019  

New, more versatile tyres from Continental will be safer on the road, reduce soil compaction and save farmers time. The new range of very high flexion (VF) agricultural tyres, which will be launched at Agritechnica in November, feature a more flexible side wall. On the road this enables the vehicle to carry forty percent more […]

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New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

9 Oct , 2019  

John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands. With the new R4140i 4000-litre capacity and R4150i 5000-litre capacity machines, engineers have further increased performance, precision, safety and operator comfort. The focus of these latest developments has been on improving sprayer output while ensuring that […]