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Entry-level Optum Case IH’s line of Optum tractors, based on a high power, low weight design that can be ballasted where required, is to be expanded with the addition of a third model at the base of the range. The new Optum 250 CVX tractor, with a rated power output of 250hp and a maximum figure of 273hp, joins the existing Optum 270 CVX and Optum 300 CVX models also built in St Valentin, Austria, and is available with a number of optional features designed to create a competitive package in terms of features and performance, yet serve as an attractive entry-level model for the Optum range. The new model has been

A new name in plastics recycling Agricultural Plastics Recycling is the new name in the farm plastic waste recycling sector. The company, which is based in Tamworth, has launched a ‘no frills’ service collecting all types of farm plastic waste including spray cans, silage wrap, fertiliser and seed bags, as well as net wrap, string and cardboard. The new service is offered at a standard price of £25 per bag, with a minimum collection of 3 bags. The collections-only service, will be available twice a year. Managing director Tony Bell said, “We are pleased to launch the company as we believe that there is a strong need for this kind of service in the marketplace. All the items will be processed in the UK and all the necessary paperwork for farm audits will be provided. The only requirement is that the items are separated.” ■

introduced in response to a growing demand for the Optum range’s combination of 250–300hp power output, high payload and compact dimensions, and it benefits from the same 2,995mm wheelbase as other models in the range, says Case IH. Like the two larger models, the Optum 250 CVX is built around a heavy-duty front axle and a structural engine oil sump for the 6.7-litre FPT Hi-eSCR Stage IV 6-cylinder engine, the same turbocharged and intercooled unit already proven in the existing Optum models. Fuelsaving features include an idle speed management system, which reduces engine speed from 850–650rpm if the

The new Optum 250 CVX tractor.

tractor remains still without moving for two minutes. Fuel tank capacity is 410 litres, and on the options list are anti-lock braking (ABS) and an engine braking system. At the rear, the Optum 250 CVX

is equipped with a Category IIIN linkage capable of lifting a maximum 11,058kg, with a figure of 10,305kg throughout the lift range. Hydraulic requirements are taken care of by a 165-litres/minute pressure flow compensating pump. ■


Subsoil, cultivate and consolidate all in one pass

The Combi-Disc brings together subsoiling and disc elements in one frame whilst allowing all the components to be adjusted hydraulically on the move. Shearbolt or hydraulic reset tines - Subsoil to 16” (40cm) deep. Long leg stagger - Reduced soil squeeze means lower HP requirement. 510mm discs - Cut and mix to 5” (125mm) deep. 600mm or 700mm single or 600mm twin V profile press roller for weather proof consolidation. Hydraulic tine and disc depth adjustment - on the move. Mounted and trailed models - Mounted 300 & 350 - Trailed 300, 350, 450 & 550







* This promotion is for business purposes in the UK only for new HE-VA Combi-Disc and Disc Roller Contour cultivators with a minimum RRP of £15,000, including machines sold with HE-VA Multi-Seeder where the gross RRP is greater than £15,000 and is subject to credit acceptance and any qualifications in government or company policy. Finance is available on 50% of RRP or the balance to finance whichever is the lower. VAT - Hire Purchase: Full VAT on signing. Lease: VAT payable on each rental as it falls due. VAT charged at the current UK rate at time of acceptance. Administration fees are payable on all transactions including interest free agreements. Written quotations are available on request from HE-VA Finance. HE-VA Finance is a trading style of Peregrine Asset Finance Ltd, 3 Maple House, Wykeham Road, Northminster Business Park, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6QW. Peregrine Asset finance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority number FRN649227. Peregrine Finance offers financial facilities to UK businesses only through a number of authorised funders, a list of which is available on request.

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