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Agri-Hire reported a very busy show and took an order for one of its Britishmade Hubert ploughs on the stand. “We are enjoying plenty of business generally,” said managing director Tim Hubert. “During the autumn our hire division was extremely busy and demand for our spreaders also resulted in a large number of sales. If the positive start to 2018 continues, this could be a record year for us. We have been working on our product ranges and a lot of new innovations are coming together now. Additional staff have been taken on to help us meet demand and it is all very positive.” Pictured on the Agri-Hire stand are (l-r) managing director Tim Hubert; engineering manager Jason Stringer; stores/parts manager Jeremy Waspe; sales/general manager Ben Clowes; and hire/service manager James Sealy.

A new bale sledge from Krone featured at the front of the company’s stand, designed to work with any 120cm BigPack balers. The sledge allows three bales to be carried side by side, but can also accumulate bales in pairs, or in pairs with a gap between for in-field wrapping. “Most interest is from farmers keen to reduce field traffic and save time collecting bales,” explained Krone marketing manager James Duggleby. “Capacity is sufficient that even in larger fields bales can be dropped on the headlands. An advantage over conventional sledges is that the Krone version has field and transport modes and uses a telescopic drawbar which extends for road work, where it follows the baler like a trailer, whereas in the field the drawbar is shortened and the sledge moves to a fixed position behind the baler with its wheels pivoting to maintain a constant bale entry position. We are gauging interest at the show but feedback has been positive and we expect the price to be approximately £25,000.”

A member of the new Landini More over page... Rex 4 family took centre stage in the Landini line-up, this Rex 4-100 F being the 95hp model to ‘fruit’ specification, which means it can be configured to no more than 1.3m. There is also a ‘vineyard’ model (1m wide minimum) that could work between polytunnel strawberry tables and a ‘GT’ with wider axles and bigger wheels and tyres giving the stability and traction needed for more general farm yard and light field duties. Alongside is the basic-spec 74hp Landini 4-075D platform tractor, for which a cab is now available, and a 5-H Series tractor with Landini MC80 loader.

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