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Siromer Introduce New 354E Tractor for 2013

In recent years, and perhaps because of the current recession, the growth in the use of compact tractors on farms and construction sites has been relentless.


here are many reasons for this phenomenal growth. Compact tractors are much smaller than normal farm tractors and this makes them perfect for those roles that need machinery less awkward than normal and bigger tractors. The small size also helps them to be much quicker and they are generally thought to be the easiest gear to use for most roles. Compact tractors are notorious for being great for beginners and because they are far smaller than regular tractors can be manoeuvred extremely easily and also can be employed on more complex terrains and the most awkward of nooks and crannies. The small size of these tractors enables the user to finish a job with almost no effort and because they’re said to be faster, in a much shorter time frame. Siromer tractors are expanding their range to include a larger chassis 35hp 4cyl tractor. The Siromer 354 now heads the new generation EU range providing higher horse power and torque with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears. Most other specifications remain the same as on the existing range including double acting spool valves, selectable 4wd, electronic dash, semi flat deck, ratchet hand

brake, hi lift hydraulics, a two speed PTO, sprung comfort seat and free option of turf o agricultural tyres. Whether you are topping the paddock, ploughing the field or scraping out the cow shed the impressive power and smooth handling of the Siromer 354 gives you all

parts service for all tractors sold. The Siromer UK parts centre can despatch genuine Siromer parts within 24 hours, meaning less down time for you. With over 2500 tractors sold in the UK, Siromer can guarantee that there is a Siromer owner within 20 miles of you, wherever you are in mainland England, Scotland or Wales. Challenge us by asking for the telephone number of your nearest customer owner and check out for yourselves what a customer local to you has to say. Siromer’s network of over 40 approved dealers provides comprehensive national product support to take care of your every need. All Siromer outlets also have an impressive array of agricultural accessories and implements making your Siromer dealer a one stop shop for all your agricultural the benefits of a large tractor packed into a equipment. For more details and a free brochure call compact and manoeuvrable workhorse. Available with a choice Agricultural of 01253799029 or visit Turf tyres, this 35 hp excels itself on the pristine surfaces attributed to ground care as well as making easy work of the harshest terrain. Siromer will always keep you running with a complete spare

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Gator Experience Days: test drivers wanted!

Both outdoor enthusiasts and professionals are invited to enjoy a unique test drive experience this spring with the full range of John Deere Gator utility vehicles


round 50 John Deere dealers across the UK and Ireland will be hosting a series of Gator Experience Days throughout the month of April, with some additional dates in March and May. Potential customers will be invited to a one-day event where they will not only be able to put the latest Gator models to the test in challenging off-road conditions, but also discover a range of John Deere solutions including parts availability, financing and PowerGard warranty extensions. A special 0% finance offer will be available for customers who buy a Gator within 14 days of attending their local event. The Gator Experience Days are aimed at all potential utility vehicle customers such as farmers and landowners, gamekeepers, landscapers, contractors, local authorities, commercial amenity and property managers, turf and groundscare professionals – the list is endless. A dedicated website where customers can register testdrivers – has been specially created, and contains information about dates and locations for the various events that

will be taking place. John Deere offers the broadest range of utility vehicles in the industry, with 11 models to choose from altogether, from the compact CX Gator up to the new XUV 855D Gator with power steering. The XUV cross-over models feature true on-demand four-wheel drive and independent suspension on all four wheels for excellent performance and driving comfort, both on and off road. Gator utility vehicles are ideal for a wide range of transporting, loading, hauling and general materials handling duties, and are equally at home in heavy mud or on delicate sports turf areas. They feature a low centre of gravity for extra safety and stability, as well as a good power to weight ratio. Options include a range of different tyres, full cabs, road homologation kits and many other accessories. New vehicles available for test drive include the 854cc XUV 855D Gator, the fastest and most powerful diesel utility vehicle in the John Deere line-up, with a top speed of 52kph (32mph), as well as the recently introduced mid-duty XUV

550 and XUV 550 S4 cross-over vehicles. These two petrol models offer customers the choice of a two- or four-passenger vehicle, and are the perfect fit for both work and recreation. The rest of the John Deere Gator range includes electric, petrol and diesel models with two- and four-wheel drive, designed to provide the right machine for any application, from estates, farms, golf courses, parks and sports grounds to airports, construction sites, shows & events, hotels and zoos – Gators have even worked in the Antarctic! John Deere’s comprehensive Gator range is supported by a national network of specialist servicing dealers offering 24/7 parts availability, lowcost or interest-free finance from John Deere Financial, and new John Deere PowerGard. This is a straightforward solution to equipment servicing and repair work that is designed to help customers budget for the total cost of ownership, and keep their Gator running trouble-free for the life of the vehicle.

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JOHN DEERE... John Deere earns recognition as Top 100 Global Innovator John Deere earns recognition as Top 100 Global Innovator


ohn Deere has been named a Thomson Reuters 2012 top 100 Global Innovator, joining companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nike and Sony. This programme honours corporations and institutions that are at the heart of innovation, as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The list is an initiative of the Intellectual Property Solutions business of Thomson Reuters, and represents a diverse range of industries. The full report is available at www.top100innovators. com “Meaningful innovation at John Deere is creating product and service solutions that solve real problems and create value for our customers and our company,” said Samuel R Allen, Deere & Company chairman and chief executive officer.

The Top 100 methodology rewards companies in four key areas: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations. The research uses a number of key patent and financial indexes to rank innovative practices in companies around the world. Thomson Reuters said that the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator companies created additional jobs, performed better in revenue, and invested more in research and development in the past year when compared to other companies. “Our company began 175 years ago with the innovation of a self-scouring steel plough by our founder John Deere,” Allen added. “We invest in innovation to help our customers continue to be highly productive. For example, we have grown our capabilities in

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the past six years from a single North American corporate R&D centre to five Global Technology Innovation Centres. “John Deere benefits from the competitive strength of enterprise-wide innovation as a key component of fulfilling the company’s business strategy and sustaining profitable growth through differentiation.” David Brown, managing director of Thomson Reuters IP Solutions, said: “Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological advancement. We congratulate the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator companies and their leaders for recognising the important role innovation plays in the successes of today and of tomorrow.”

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Come and visit us at our open day 05th April 2013, 11am many more manufactures on display

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Farm machinery dealership opens its doors to show latest farming technology


pen Day to thank farmers and contractors for their business support Latest high performance McCormick X10, X60 and X70 tractors on display Exhibits by other manufacturers represented – including Merlo and Vicon Wednesday, March 6; 11am to 8pm including Hog Roast and Grand Draw Farmers in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and surrounding counties who take time out to attend an Open Day at a Bredon-based farm equipment business

will be treated to a Hog Roast and some mouth-watering special offers on selected McCormick tractors. “We haven’t had an open day for some years and thought it was time to thank customers for their support and remind everyone about what we do here,” says Mike Pullin of P & D Engineering. “Since starting the business with my wife Penny in 1976, the company has earned a good reputation for servicing and repairing farmers’ machinery. “But in recent years, since taking on the

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McCormick tractor and Merlo telescopic handler franchises, we’ve been much more active supplying new machines needed by farmers and contractors in the area.” The Open Day at P & D Engineering’s premises off Fleet Lane, Bredon, Gloucestershire on Wednesday, March 6, will start at 11am and run through to around 8pm in the evening. Manufacturers will stage their own exhibits to show the latest products and technology available for efficient livestock and arable farming. Salesman Anthony Wilkes says: “We’ll have some cracking deals on McCormick MC and MTX tractors – ideal for someone wanting a proven and straight-forward, reliable machine that’s excellent value for money. “Among the tractors on display will be examples of the 22-54hp McCormick X10 compacts and the 92121hp McCormick X60 that replaced the popular CX range;” Anthony adds. “Also, the 150-232hp line-up of X70 six-cylinder tractors now replacing the XTX and TTX models.” New Merlo telehandlers, grassland machinery from Vicon, a new franchise taken on by P & D Engineering last year, Farr ATVs, Reco ploughs and power harrows, Köckerling cultivators and drills, BvL diet feeders and sheep and cattle handling systems from Modulamb and Ritchie will also feature on the day, together with a good selection of second-hand tractors and equipment. “We’ll also have a Grand Draw with lots of prizes from manufacturers to support the local air ambulance service and our retail store stocking a wide range of tools, accessories, consumables and clothing will also be open,” says Mike Pullin. “Visitors can also look around the workshops, where our five service engineers, led by service manager Dave Brown, prepare new equipment and make repairs, and talk to parts manager Jason Middlecote about the extensive spares stock we carry.”

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KEY CHANGES TO THE Auction of Silver AnniverVICON TEAM sary Magnum


fter 22 years with Vicon, south west area key account manager Stuart Hamilton retired from the company at the end of 2012. Prior to joining the business in 1988, Stuart spent nine years working for an MF dealer in the south west, handling sales and demonstrations. He joined a new business, MF Implements, as area manager for Wales, South England and the South West, which went through changes of ownership to become part of the Kverneland Group. Stuart’s position has been filled by 33-year old Alan Rowdon. He joins Vicon after a two-year period with Twose of Tiverton, as sales manager for the south west and Wales. Prior to this role, he spent two years with Case IH dealership Dayment & Skelton at Totnes, Devon. A farmer’s son with dairy farming and contracting experience, Alan brings considerable knowledge of machinery to his role of Vicon key account manager for the south west. In the north west region, 33-year old Steve Basnett has returned to the Vicon brand after three and a half years with New Holland, where he spent two years as tractor product marketing specialist in the UK, prior to which he spent 18 months in the firm’s European demonstration team. Steve first joined Vicon in 2005, working with the Vicon Challenge demonstration team. He has successfully gained a BSC in agriculture with land and farm management, studying at Harper Adams University.

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ase IH has announced that the only Silver Edition Magnum 340 to come to the UK will be auctioned for charity later this year. Profits from the sale will be donated to the new Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Emergency Relief Fund which supports farming and rural crisis charities. The special tractor is a limited edition based on the flagship 374hp Magnum 340 which Case IH has produced to mark 25 years of Magnum production at its factory at Racine in Wisconsin. The initiative by Case IH will boost the new Emergency Relief Fund, which aims to raise £1 million to assist farmers who are struggling financially. The charity says that the recent difficult weather, combined with other pressures, has led to some farmers’ incomes falling by more than 50% this year, increasing the pressure on already hard-pressed rural charities. It is the brainchild of the Prince of Wales, who has a long-held commitment to supporting Britain’s rural areas. Making the announcement, Charles Blessley, UK Marketing Manager for Case IH, stated: “Our business has been built on meeting the needs of the farming sector, so we are delighted to be able to assist the Prince’s Countryside Fund. Raising money for such a worthy cause is a fitting way to recognise a landmark in the history of a tractor which has made such a valuable contribution to UK agriculture. Victoria Elms of the Prince’s Countryside Fund added: “We are delighted to have Case IH’s support towards our ultimate goal of raising £1m to benefit farmers who are suffering at this difficult time.” Since the original Magnum was launched in 1988 this highly-respected model has been at the forefront of high-horsepower tractor design and continues to set industry standards in terms of its technical innovation, power and performance. The current five-model line-up, ranging from the Magnum 235 to the Magnum 340, continues to meet the power, durability, comfort and productivity needs of large-scale farmers in the UK. In a test of large tractors published recently by Farmers Weekly the Magnum 340 model was singled out for its strong engine and efficient automatic transmission, while being highly rated for its fuel consumption, linkage lift capacity, hydraulic power, load capacity and turning circle.

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MACHINERY... LAMMA show training inspires fresh cohort of New Holland sales staff


he latest cohort to join New Holland’s nationwide sales team gained another layer of expert knowledge thanks to a special training programme run at this year’s LAMMA show, the UK’s largest farm machinery event. More than 40 new recruits from dealerships around the country were given first-hand tuition on the array of state-of-the-art equipment on display at the Newark show ground in Nottinghamshire on January 16th-17th. Seizing on the opportunity of having so many different models in one place, New Holland organised sessions ranging from combines, balers and self-propelled forage harvesters to the T6, T7, T8 and T9 tractor models. The T4 Powerstar, TD5, T5, LM5000 were also on the programme as well as New Holland’s Precision Land Management range of products. It meant having to battle the harsh weather to get the New Holland stand prepared half a day early in order to hold the training sessions, which are so helpful for staff assisting buyers to choose the right equipment and after sales care. Customers seemed convinced too: the New Holland stand successfully sold 23 products during the LAMMA show, including four combine harvesters. Dealer Principal Mark Farrell, from Somerset-based Hawkins Agri, sent three of his salesmen to the programme and said it had been an “excellent” experience. “It was an especially good idea to have the training just before the show. It obviously refreshed everyone’s memory and also emphasised the new products, features and benefits. It was excellent. “There was very low cost for us because we were coming to the show anyway. And as an introduction to New Holland for the new salesmen it gave a really good grounding through the whole range of products.” New Holland Tractor Sales Specialist Andrew Mitchell, from the Agricar Ltd dealership based in Forfar, added: “It was so useful combining the LAMMA display with the training. It gave us all the chance to meet colleagues and pick up fresh insight into models we might not be so familiar with. “Hearing about the new technology improvements, such as the T5 Electro-Command, helped us pass on even more information to the customers and answer their questions. It was also an inspiration to try to boost our sales.” New Holland Marketing Manager Dick Spencer said: “This was a perfect opportunity to deliver expert training and I have nothing but the highest praise for my team who delivered the courses. “The feedback from the dealers was that they thought it was first class and they want more! It shows the premium our dealerships up and down the country place on having expert staff who can offer the very best service to customers.

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Lemken FlexPack

Plough furrow press with flexible working width


istance from farm to field, often increases with farm size. This means furrow presses fully-mounted on the plough, offer a practical and time-saving solution by avoiding the need for a separate transport tractor. With its FlexPack, ­LEMKEN is presenting just such an integrated packer, which can deal easily with variable working widths for mounted and semi-mounted ploughs. In contrast to previous packers, with their fixed working widths, the new ­FlexPack automatically adapts to the working width of the plough, because the packer frame runs parallel to the plough frame. This avoids strips of land being double pressed when the plough does not utilise its maximum working width. Only the new FlexPack guarantees uniform reconsolidation of the soil. Another advantage is the fact that the FlexPack is also used during ploughing of the first furrow, and the packer can be used both at the headland and side edges of the field.

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Kubota - £200 Cash Back


versized lawn and no time to tackle it? Why not spend more time enjoying the garden and less time tending to it, with Kubota’s new powerful T1880 ride-on mower. Building on Kubota’s long standing legacy of quality and reliability, the T1880’s performance packs a powerful-punch thanks to its wider cutting width and mulching facility, putting an end to emptying pesky grass boxes. Powered by an 18hp petrol engine, the ride-on mower features hydrostatic transmission (HST) with a single pedal, making speed and directional changes extremely smooth. Cruise control for a constant mowing speed and a one-step parking brake, ensure that the T1880 is both simple to use and uniquely fun to drive. The adjustable cutting height, controlled from a simple dial system at the base of the operators seat, ensures that you can easily switch from fine lawn work to rougher areas of the garden. The T1880 also features Kubota’s innovative ‘infinity’ mower deck, providing the unit with a cutting width of over a metre. In addition, the ‘infinity deck’ also allows the user to quick change between three different cutting modes, including a mulching mode – completely removing the need to empty any grass boxes, and encouraging a richer, greener lawn. Featuring an easily adjustable high back seat and Kubota’s ‘Cushion Ride’ suspension system, which features twospring-loaded shock absorbers and a flat operator platform, for easy mounting and dismounting, the T1880 ride-on mower provides an unrivalled smooth ride. For more information on Kubota and its extensive range of solutions for the garden and groundcare visit www.kubota. or call 01844 268000.

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Protech Machinery


rotech Machinery are a British owned company based in Gloucestershire and manufacture a leading range of post drivers to suit all requirements. It is a privately owned company, Directed by Steve Craddock and Andy Hooper, both of whom have a wealth of agricultural design, engineering and farming knowledge. The company has rapidly grown since it was formed in 2003. Success has been fuelled by our dynamic approach, product excellence led by customer feedback and wealth of manufacturing experience and knowledge. We recognised that many of today’s farmers, small holders and contractors have a requirement for a reliable and durable, quality post driver at an affordable price, at Protech Machinery we have the most extensive range of Post Drivers you will find. We pride ourselves on using only the best British materials to ensure only the finest machines are produced and are renowned for being the leaders in innovation. As the machines are designed and built in house, we have an excellent ability to make bespoke machines and tailor machines exactly to the customer’s requirements. The company success has been recognised throughout for it’s excellent quality and value for money. This was demonstrated when Protech Machinery picked up 1st prize at LAMMA show for ‘Best New Product/Innovation’ for the P300 Contractor model.

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Bobcat Launch TR38160 Rotary Telehandler


obcat has launched the new TR38160 rotary telehandler which replaces the company’s previous TR35160 model. The new TR38160 telehandler now offers a higher maximum lifting capacity of 3.8 tonne compared to 3.5 tonne in the TR35160 and a maximum lifting height of 15.7 m. The TR38160 is the smallest model in the range of four Bobcat rotary telehandlers offering lifting capacities from 3.8 to 5.0 tonne. Unlike the TR38160 model, which features a two-section telescopic boom, the TR45190, TR50210 and TR40250 models have three-section booms, offering maximum lifting heights of 18.7, 20.5 and 24.5 m, respectively. Equally adept for rough terrain applications in the building, civil engineering and industrial markets, the Bobcat rotary telehandler models complement the existing Bobcat range of 13 rigid frame telehandlers with lift capacities from 2.2 to 4.0 tonne and lift heights from 5.2 to 17.4 m.

platform ready for use with a choice of 10 different man platform models. The latter form part of a complete line of attachments for use with the TR38160 telehandler, including extension jibs, buckets and pallet forks. Versatility is further increased by the increased lifting capacity of the TR38160 which allows the use of the machine with the 3.8 tonne winch with cable guide, ensuring smoother and faster operation. The comprehensive choice of attachments for the TR38160, TR45190, TR50210 and TR40250 rotary telehandlers allows them to offer all the operational advantages of a rigid-frame telescopic handler combined with those of a light and versatile rotating crane.

The 360o (for the TR50210, TR40250 and TR45190) or 400o (for the TR38160) rotating capability of the Bobcat rotary telehandlers allows the machines to serve the needs of an entire site from just one position. Capable of being set up in a matter of minutes, they offer exceptional stability for lifting heavy materials either vertically up Increased Versatility to a roof or horizontally onto the edge Like the other models in the rotary of an excavated site, reducing construcrange, the standard configuration of tion time and costs and increasing safethe new TR38160 telehandler is man ty and efficiency on site.

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This is the go-anywhere, Yamaha £420 Cash back do-anything Kioti Mechron offer


t’s ready, willing and able to take on any job you give it. The Mechron is a multi-tasker for the modern age – combining best-in-class power and build quality with rugged good looks and more than a touch of refinement for both driver and passengers. With the Mechron, ultimate 4x4 performance comes with the territory. Thanks to 4-wheel, fully independent dual A-arm rear suspension and a wide stance, it delivers incredible stability and a super-smooth ride over the roughest terrain. And if you’re in a tight spot? The tight turning circle and rear anti-sway bar guarantee you superb cornering. So come on and get acquainted with the Mechron. You’re in for quite a ride. The heart of this machine is the durable, proven Kioti diesel power unit. This robust engine delivers 22HP from its three cylinders, but the rated speed of 2,800 rpm is lower than most competitors – so you benefit from better fuel economy, longer engine life and a quieter ride. When it comes to the continuously variable transmission, the equally durable gearbox delivers Hi/ Lo speeds and 4WD. The Mechron is a brilliantly balanced workhorse that benefits from excellent weight distribution with a full payload. And what a payload! The (56”) world’s widest cargo bed with 500kg capacity is unrivalled for this class of vehicle, so you can haul more on every trip. And with the optional hydraulic tip kit, you can easily offload a heavy cargo without unnecessary hard work. We’ve seen the quality, now it’s time to feel the comfort of the widest 3-seater on the market. The contoured bench guarantees a relaxing ride, with the pair of 2-point retractor seat belts and centre belt fitted as standard. In the cockpit, the stylish dashboard has ergonomically designed controls for easy, relaxed driving whilst the neat and handy storage areas add to the modern-day convenience.


20 extra reasons to choose Europe’s Number One ATV brand with £420 Cash Back on all Grizzly models from 300cc - 700cc With an enviable reputation for quality and durability Yamaha ATVs are packed with features and are built tough so you can depend on them. Our Cash Back offer means you can now choose the Grizzly that really suits your needs without compromising on specification or power. If you are already a Grizzly owner you will know what amazing ATVs these are and also just how good this £420 Cash Back offer is. And if you haven’t ridden a new Grizzly then now is the time to try one for yourself and discover what makes these unique machines best sellers. The £420 Cash Back offer is only available from participating dealers for a limited period on selected models. Contact your local Authorised Yamaha ATV dealer today to discover more about the Cash Back scheme and find out how you can get your hands on a new Grizzly today Full Terms and Conditions available online at aspx

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Mike Pryce Agricultural Machinery Green Fields Farm Four Crosses Llanymynech Powys, SY22 6RF Tel: 01691 830 308 Tel: 07780 471 481 or 07825 440 251| Email:

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FARR... FARR are excited to announce the arrival and introduction of three new models The New FARR 300 Stockman Just £3295!


his new range offers the “highest” quality, “the” most competitive pricing and unrivalled spec. Through a unique manufacturing partnership by one of the worlds leading ATV brands and our own manufacturer who themselves have been building machines since 1956, we are able to bring UK customers machine quality that easily matches all of the leading brands available in the UK today. So confident are FARR of our new range that we would be prepared to go head to head with any manufacturer in a testing environment to prove the quality of our new range. As we have promised from day one

to give the customer quality and value without the price tag associated with a well know brands badge; we will not compromise on spec, service, parts or warranty even though we offer an industry leading package. The new models are as follows: New 2013 FARR 300 Stockman ATV 4x2/4x4, High and Low Range. £3295 plus vat and delivery. New 2013 FARR 400 IRS Stockman ATV 4x2/4x4, High and Low range. £4495 plus vat and delivery. New 2013 FARR 400 High Torque Landsman UTV,

4x2/4x4, High and Low range. £5695 plus vat and delivery. NO OTHER MANUFACTURER can compete with us against these new models, the savings on like for like machines are in cases thousands. If you’re ready to change your current machine please talk to our dealers, you will not want to miss out on quality and value like this!

Tel: 01845 537448 Mob: 07905 327755

Ross McTurk Agricultural Engineering Felixkirk Airreld Felixkirk Thirsk Y07 2DP

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