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Farmers Guide

Farmers Guide

May 2019

• Issue No. 477

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May 2019 • Issue No. 477


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51 Out and About.............................................................................. 4 Grain & Fertiliser Gossip ............................................................ 7 Arable: Getting on the right side of potato blight ................10 The best from OSR – whatever the weather ............15 All factors considered in OSR variety choice ...........18 Clear on Clearfied OSR .....................................................23 Series: Grass Weed Action ...............................................30 Maize herbicide focus .......................................................33 Crop protection product pipeline unveiled.............34 Rural Advice .................................................................................37 Machinery: Weed control boost with Kuhn drill ............................41 Successful open day for Peacock & Binnington .....51 Agco Fendt Challenger crawler on test .....................65

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Out & About with the Farmers Guide editors

New beet on the block

Hot off the press (as Farmers Guide literally went to press!), was the announcement of the BBRO/ BSPB 2020 Sugar Beet Recommended List. Seven new varieties have been added; Advena KWS and Smart Janninka KWS from KWS UK, BTS 4100 from Limagrain UK, Vixen, Cougar, Puffin and Lightning from SESVanderHave UK. These not only reflect the continued improvement in yield and other key characteristics, such as early-sown bolting, in varieties being put forward by breeders, but this list sees the introduction of the first ALS herbicide tolerant sugar beet variety, says BBRO. “2018 was a difficult growing season for the commercial crop and trials alike; adverse weather delayed drilling, this was followed by a prolonged drought, and a late burst of nitrogen when the drought finally broke in the autumn,” commented RL Board chairman Mike May. “Despite this, the control varieties in the trials still managed to achieve a mean yield of 112 adjusted t/ha with new varieties offering up to a 4 per cent yield increase above that, highlighting the resilience of the crop in such conditions. “In addition it is good to see the first ALS herbicide tolerant variety (Smart Janninka KWS) on the list. The herbicides for use with this variety, as an integral part of the Smart Conviso system, have now been approved, and should be available for the 2020 sowings.” Suffolk sugar beet grower Bill Baker who farms at Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds said that he drilled his beet acreage between the 25th–30th March and establishment has been reasonably good, however there is still some emergence to come. “We drilled it all into moisture and rolled some of the later drilled fields for moisture conservation which has helped. “I’ve just walked the crops it’s not a perfect season by any means – at worst 80,000 plants/ha established – but we certainly need some rain for


the last few to emerge,” he adds. As this is the first season of growing beet without neonicotinoid seed treatment, Bill says he has newly available insecticide Teppeki (flonicamid) in the shed for the control of virus yellows-infecting aphids if spray thresholds are met. “One of the reasons I didn’t drill too early was to ensure the crop got up and away as soon as possible, to reach a safe stage in terms of virus yellows infection, but time will tell if it was the right decision.”

Emergency use At the time of writing, BBRO also confirmed that the emergency authorisation, granted by HSE, for the use of up to two applications of Biscaya (thiacloprid), has now come into force. This is in addition to the one application of Teppeki already available for use on the UK crop. The emergency approval for Biscaya has been gained for the control of green wingless aphids, in particular, the peach-potato aphid (myzus persicae), to limit and control the transmission of virus yellows. The use of Biscaya is effective from 18th April and this approval is in place for 120 days from this date. Application(s) should be made via a ground boom sprayer in a minimum of 200-litres/ha with a maximum individual dose of 0.4-litres/ha. *More on the latest varieties on the 2020 Recommended List will appear in the June edition of Farmers Guide.

And finally… An old couple were lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep but the wife was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk. She said: “You used to hold my hand when we were courting.” Wearily he reached across, held her hand and tried to get back to sleep. A few moments later she said: “Then you used

to kiss me.” Mildly irritated, he reached across, gave her a peck on the cheek and settled down to sleep. Thirty seconds later she said: “Then you used to bite my neck.” Angrily, he threw back the bed covers and got out of bed. “Where are you going?” she asked. “To get my teeth!” This month’s joke was kindly sent in by Patrick Hitchcock, Brockford near Stowmarket, Suffolk. Do you have a joke to share? A Farmers Guide boot bag will be sent to anyone who gets one published in the magazine. Please send it to: dominic@farmersguide.

With many farms aiming to reduce soil movement during planting, Kuhn’s new Aurock drill attracted a lot of attention at Beds dealer Collings Bros annual open day. The Aurock was displayed in public for the first time having been purchased by a local farmer after successful trials of a prototype version on the heavy land farm. It’s designed for zero-tillage crop establishment but can also be configured for use in other cultivation regimes including full inversion tillage, making it ideal for those making a gradual change to minimal disturbance as soil conditions allow. For a full open day report including interviews with attendees see next month’s edition. May 2019

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Grain & Fertiliser


by Graham Henderson Many readers will no doubt have watched the programmes on TV of David Attenborough on climate change. The demonstrations taking place in London recently, and by children around the world, are starting to bring home the realities of this impending disaster for future generations. It is too easy not to get involved but there is no doubt what is going on at both poles, the loss of rain forests by man creating land for agricultural use (palm oil in particular) and the extremes of weather continuing year on year now around the world, are telling us that we cannot ignore this problem. Anyone owning land can at least plant a tree to make a contribution towards carbon removal and we can all reduce our vehicle use or go on planes less often.


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Harvest wheat is indicated at around £135/t with £140/t for November. Barley around £15/t below this in both positions. With no agreements between the US and China on trade, it is difficult to get bullish about grain prices at all especially with somewhat positive crop yields.

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Every little will help us prevent world temperature going up 1.5 or 2.0ºC. In the UK increased temperatures will allow farmers to grow crops such as grapes, peaches, apricots and olives which will also reduce our import needs. We must also create better control and use of water and stop pumping fresh water into the sea as occurs throughout the country. It is a broad and complex subject that is going to become more important each year. Be warned, it is going to affect you! Currently (April 23rd) there is a desperate need by most crops for rain and there seems little on the horizon. After the Easter weekend we’ve just had the problem is going to get worse and I have no doubt we shall see some cereals being irrigated before you get to read this in early May.

There is little activity at the moment with urea or ammonium nitrate and prices have remained unchanged. No traders are buying stock because of likely risk of not selling with new season prices not far away. Most arable growers will have their stock requirements and likely buyers remaining will be for grassland requirements. Opportunity arises to make comment about the value of organic fertilisers and in particular fresh farmyard manure. The primary nutrient value is for potash, particularly from fresh cattle manure, which can contain just below 10kg/t of available nutrients opposed to the phosphate available being around 2kg/t. Most other manures are significantly below this level especially pig manures both in fresh and slurry form. It is always better to get any manure analysed rather than guessing its value. More detailed information can be obtained from AHDB nutrient manual RB209 or from the Potash Development website (

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Apart from the on-going need for moisture, crops are still looking in good order and this applies across Europe. The expectancy is for good harvest yields which are depressing prices forward and this is reflecting on the spot market. There is virtually no spot market for wheat or barley but I’m guessing definitely below £160/t.

The semi-final game between Saracens and Munster was excellent to watch and it was the best that I have seen Saracens play this season. The win by 32 to 16 was well deserved and Billy Vunipola earned the man of the match. Defending champions Leinster beat Toulouse by 18 points (30–12) and there is no doubt that

Graham Henderson predicts that some cereal crops will be irrigated by the time this magazine lands on the doormat.

the final match on 11th May will be a great battle and one not to be missed. I predict a Saracens victory. It looks like Warren Gatland will manage the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa next year and it appears he will have strong support from Gregor Townsend as attack coach and Andy Farrell as defence coach. I have no doubt there will be strong competition to get into the squad and the autumn World Cup in Japan should be an indication of the most likely candidates. Call me on 07979 537777; or e-mail: to talk about selling grain or buying your fertiliser requirements. ■

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And finally... by Jane Potts

I write this column with a mixture of sadness, excitement and hope. Sadness and excitement can be lumped together. Sadness because this is my last column as I’m retiring from the business. Excitement – a different emotion brought about by the same event – retiring will give me time for the things I’ve been unable to do while focused on running a successful business. Just over a year ago retirement was not part of my immediate plan but sometimes fate throws you a curve ball. Let me expand; early last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although the lump was small it was fast growing. The next few weeks and months were a rollercoaster that I was trapped on. Lumpectomy surgery was followed by six rounds of chemotherapy, then five weeks of radiotherapy. Surgery, for me, was the easy part but the chemo took some getting through. I’ve never been so afraid as it’s like jumping into the abyss. No one can predict how it will affect you, until it does. Every three weeks, my white blood cells were obliterated by the poison that was going to reduce the risk of the cancer returning. I should say here that the cancer hadn’t spread to my lymph nodes and the chemo provided a relatively small (4–5 per cent) chance of preventing its recurrence but I deemed it

worthwhile. For a few days before and after chemo I felt relatively well, probably helped by the steroids that are part of the treatment. Then it all goes downhill and some days I hardly moved from the sofa. I had no energy, no protection from infection and no desire to do very much. But, as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and about five weeks after my last chemo I started radiotherapy. For me, radiotherapy was relatively easy. I was stronger, both physically and emotionally and it was so much less toxic than the chemo.

Hope Where does hope come in I hear you ask. When you finish treatment, the John Le Vey cancer support centre at Ipswich Hospital offers a 6-week ‘Hope course’ aimed at providing help and support to get you back into the world. There I met eight friends with who, over the course of a few hours a week I forged unbreakable bonds as we fought to regain what we had lost through the cancer diagnosis and treatment. We laughed, cried, ranted, raged, sympathised and empathised together as we forged strong bonds which continue to hold us together and offer support for the future. I now understand why it’s called the Hope course. Diagnosis is shocking, treatment is brutal and when

you finally emerge from it you’ve forgotten what it’s like to have control of your life and to be confident and assuming of the future. You have to find hope that there is a future – and there is – and then make the most of it. Inevitably the business had moved on during the few weeks I had been away and it was difficult to find my place again. Perhaps fate had also determined this as well. I believe that what is meant for you won’t pass you by so, following some intense discussions, I decided it was time to retire. While I’ve been clearing my office I’ve been reminded of the opportunities that wouldn’t have come my way if I had not been involved with Farmers Guide. Those of you who read my column earlier in the year will know that my father Doug Potts started the magazine in 1979, along with my mother Florence. In his later years Dad often said that that is was, “quite remarkable” how the magazine had grown and developed from the original concept of serving East Anglian farmers, to the successful national publication you see today. We’ve seen a lot of developments along the way, the biggest of which has to be the internet and all that’s come with it. Although I wasn’t directly employed by Farmers Guide for the

first few months, many odd jobs came my way including sticking address labels on to manila envelopes and sorting them into towns ready to be filled with Farmers Guide magazines. I spent many hours on the floor surrounded by piles of envelopes.

Career My first job was in reception, answering the phone and deciphering and retyping editorial copy sent in by contributors. Much of it was hand written and it was quite a skill to understand it. At the beginning, the magazine was assembled by a reprographic house but as I was a competent touch typist, Dad purchased a typesetting machine which enabled us to embrace the new technology of creating sharp, clean advertisements and editorial that wasn’t held together with Letroset tape. This machine – it was an Omnitech 2100 – was anything but user friendly. A series of commands determined size and positioning of text and pictures and you didn’t see what you were getting until it was developed. I remember the bitter disappointment of waiting for the masterpiece I’d been working on to appear at the end of the developer, only to discover that the amazing ad, complete with border, were still amazing, the ad just wasn’t inside the border. Although my on/off relationship with the typesetter would continue for some years, my next move was to advertising sales where I spent a couple of years, before my editorial role began and I worked alongside Dad, learning and preparing to take over the role when he retired. Although I had no formal agricultural or journalist training I learned from Dad, and anyone else who crossed my path. I thoroughly enjoyed the years I spent covering shows, open days, demonstrations and press events. It There aren’t many pictures of me as I was usually taking them. This one, however, taken in 1999 at the retirement of the very well respected Massey Ferguson press officer John Briscoe, includes me (second right kneeling), our current editor Dom Kilburn (far right crouching), Dad (behind Dom and me) and Mike Williams who writes our Power on the Land column and is our machinery editor David’s father (second from right, standing). John is seated on the tractor.

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was a privilege to have been made welcome at so many events and I have visited places, both in the UK and overseas, that I would not otherwise have seen.

Memories I must share one particular memory. It was a 3-day trip to Lisbon in Portugal to visit a factory that made rolls. The UK importer asked me to join a group of farmer customers they were taking so the event was fairly social. The usual factory tour and product demonstrations were interspersed with a couple of farm visits and, on the final day, a sightseeing tour of Lisbon. We were wined and dined and on the final evening, following dinner, several of the group headed off to a

nightclub. A handful of us decided to visit a local bar before heading back to the hotel. I still don’t know how I got caught out – whether my guard was down because of the wine with the meal or my inexperience of Portuguese measures but I didn’t notice that my two Bacardi and Cokes weren’t measured and were probably nearer to six or seven. Back at the hotel, the others headed to the hotel bar but I went to my room to prepare for the next day. Here the story transfers to my loved ones back home who tell the story of me telephoning to say goodnight in a very jovial mood and requesting an early morning alarm call. The morning call didn’t find me quite so jolly and much merriment was had at my expense, but I learned my lesson. The wonderful Lisbon trip was ruined for me because I felt so awful. Thankfully the flight home was mid-afternoon so I had recovered by then and I think I hid my discomfort from my fellow guests who, to be fair, were probably feeling worse than me. My role has changed further over the past decade when David The “stroppy” Omnitech 2100 typesetting machine actually looks quite innocuous. It used 12in floppy discs and stopped working if the temperature in the room was too high. It would announce its disapproval on the screen!

Taken in the top floor office at Orford Street, Ipswich, this was my telephone sales period. Note the golf-ball typewriter, card index system and Smithfield catalogue on my desk.

Williams joined as machinery editor and then Dom Kilburn as production and arable editor, and I have been more involved with the running of the business.

The future My sister Julie will continue at the helm of the business supported by her son Greg and my daughter Donna, so it remains a family-run

enterprise. So, all that’s left is to thank colleagues, advertisers and readers for your support and friendship. It’s been a wonderful 40 years and I look forward to what the next chapter holds. I would also like to thank Mom and Dad without whose foresight, energy and determination this journey would not have been possible. ■




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Get the basics for blight, right get forgotten about and, as well as potentially spreading blight during the season, they can host PCN populations which could affect a potato crop in a later rotation.”

Prevention key

With main crop planting well underway, Dominic Kilburn has a brief catch up with an East Anglian specialist potato adviser on his thoughts for the coming season, in particular on keeping blight out of crops. Norfolk-based Andy Alexander (right) has spent much of the early season checking over seed stocks which are now going in the ground in key potato planting areas of East Anglia. Without wanting to state the obvious, he says that quality of seed is key and this season, due to the effects of a dry 2018, there are some challenges. “Because of low seed production across Europe in 2018 I am seeing a greater variation in seed size compared with a more normal year as I check stocks pre-planting,” he explains. “This will mean growers may need to get out of the habit of using the seed rate that they are

used to. The size of the seed determines the volume of planting and they will need to consider whether rates need to be upped (for larger seed) or reduced if they are smaller, if yield and quality are not to suffer. In addition, and again due to the dry conditions last year, he says that the incidence of dry rot in seed stock is greater this year because of increased mechanical damage at harvest. “That said, as things stand in the

middle of April, we are experiencing a dry planting season this year which is fortunate,” adds Andy.

Good housekeeping While the threat of recently found, aggressive blight strain 37_A2 is the talk of the industry when it comes to protecting crops from blight, growers can help themselves significantly by getting the basics right from the off, suggests Andy. “Good housekeeping with volunteers is essential; volunteers in other crops need to be controlled and those in outcast dumps need to be desiccated,” he says. “Volunteers in game cover crops must be dealt with too – often they

Although he admits that he’s been repeating the same mantra for years, Andy continues to remind growers that prevention of blight is critical, rather than trying to cure it once it has got established in crops. “And that means robust programmes from the start, and keeping the spray intervals to 7-days,” he states. There’s a range of chemistry available to keep blight out at different stages of the crop, but if growers keep to robust programmes and intervals, they shouldn’t have too many difficulties in keeping their crops clean. “But start to stretch spray intervals from 7 to 10 days and there will be problems,” he stresses. And with evidence that the 37_A2 blight strain has a reduced sensitivity to long established blight active fluazinam, Andy says that while achieving control of it is still not yet fully understood, it is even more important to have a preventative approach to blight this season with strict spray intervals. “I will still use fluazinam for spore control early in the programme and also later to prevent spore infecting the tubers, but only in a mix with multisite products. The strains of blight it does control are still out there and so it still has a role to play but less so where the 37_A2 strain is known to be. “We don’t, as yet, understand enough about 37_A2. Last year was so dry in East Anglia that we didn’t see it continued over...

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at all but I saw how aggressive it can be in crops in the West of the country in 2017, breaking down stressed varieties. However, I also witnessed longer spray intervals than I would have been comfortable with over there – some as long as 12–14 days and I don’t think that will have helped the situation. “There’s a big difference in the approach to intervals with growers in the West compared with the East,” he adds.

New product Also much talked about this season is new blight product Zorvec Enicade (oxathiapiprolin) which Andy says he has seen in trials over the past

8–9 years. “It’s a good product from a new class of chemistry and I’ve been impressed with its performance against foliar blight in terms of its length of protection, which is beyond that of other products, but I still need to see more evidence of its performance against tuber blight. “At the moment I haven’t determined exactly where it is going to fit in the programme but it will be mid-season, when pressure on the crop is at its highest, and probably in a mix with Curzate, which contains mancozeb. “Its label recommends a 10-day spray interval, but it’s taken me a long time to persuade growers to stick to 7-days and so I will stick to this in order to keep the protection going.

Top tips on blight in 2019 – Andy Alexander

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Prevention is better than cure Stick to 7-day spray intervals with robust products Watch the weather – if it’s becoming unsettled bring the spray window down to 5-days. Clear volunteers from crops, outgrade piles and game cover Ensure foliage is dry before spraying Choose the right nozzles; twin-jet forward/backward facing nozzles will help protect as many leaves as possible Keep spraying speeds down (10–12kph) Don’t risk the substantial investment already made in planting a crop of potatoes by seeking out slightly cheaper, less effective blight products

“I used it in trials work across different varieties and different canopies last year – and it showed that spray windows could be stretched, but 2018 was a low pressure year.

“As yet we don’t really know if it’s a better product on 37_A2 than other products and, depending on the season ahead, we should have a better idea come the autumn,” he concludes.

Plan for heightened potato blight threat With the bulk of the UK’s maincrop potatoes expected to be planted during the past month, growers are being urged to plan robust programmes to counter the heightened risk of late blight. Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of Dow DuPont, says last year’s hot, dry conditions reduced the disease threat in 2018 but could have consequences this season. The crop protection and seed company says 2018’s smaller tubers and mild winter means growers need to consider strengthening programmes. Corteva’s field technical manager, Craig Chisholm (above), said blight spray plans should focus on getting crops off to the best possible start. “With few rain events from May onwards last year conditions

affected tuber size, particularly in unirrigated fields. This will mean many small tubers returned to the soil to create the potential for a large volunteer population in the arable rotation. “The impact will be an increase in the untreated reservoir source. Some volunteers may well come through carrying infection on the stems, providing a ready-made source of late blight.” Compounding the problem, tight seed supplies might require some growers to consider using home-saved seed which may contribute to an increased risk. Craig also fears the mild winter weather will not have had a significant effect on discard piles, meaning the potential is there for early and sustained blight pressure in 2019. “If all these factors combine late blight has the potential to be greater and more aggressive than ever this season,” he added. Corteva launched Zorvec Enicade

Growers have the option of using Zorvec at 10-day spray intervals instead of the industry standard 7-day on crops this season.

(oxathiapiprolin) last year. According to the company it has unique activity on late blight and, being the first product from a new class of chemistry, has no cross resistance to other active ingredients. Alongside its proven preventative, persistent and upwardly systemic properties, it is one of the only blight fungicides available to UK growers with curative activity on existential blight. “When used with an appropriate

partner product it will provide control of any late blight from seed or outside sources, including stem blight when applied early in the programme,” Craig said. “Growers have the option of using Zorvec at 10-day spray intervals instead of the industry standard 7. “We recommend getting two sprays during the rapid growth phase of the crop to ensure the cleanest possible start to the season, holding one or two treatments in reserve for the stable canopy phase.” ■

in a suspension concentrate (SC) Emerger is authorised for one preemergence application at a maximum individual dose of 1.75-litres/ha. Building on European experiences, Bayer sees Emerger as a flexible product that can be used effectively in combination with other potato herbicides. Mr Hagues says the mix of 2kg/ha Artist (flufenacet + metribuzin)

with 1.75-litres/ha Emerger will be a robust programme for pre-emergence weed control. Vegetable growers will also benefit from the introduction of Emerger, adds Bayer. An Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) has been granted in carrots and parsnips that brings a vital substitute for the loss of linuron. ■

New potato herbicide Bayer has introduced new herbicide Emerger (aclonifen) for use on potato crops this year. The company’s campaign manager for root crops Edward Hagues says potato herbicide programmes are changing following the loss of linuron and Emerger will help to replace it. “Emerger is a consistent performer

against a wide range of weeds and will become a key herbicide for the potato crop. In trials it has shown high levels of activity against nettles, polygonums, brassica weeds (charlock, runch, volunteer OSR and shepherd’s purse), chenopodium weeds (fat hen and orache) and made a good contribution on grass weeds.” Containing 600g/litre aclonifen

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ADAS analysed Defra oilseed rape yield statistics with the objective to investigate which weather factors are associated with high or low oilseed rape yields.

A BASF-organised oilseed rape briefing focused on the influence of weather on the crop’s yields since 1979, highlighting how some weather patterns significantly benefit yield, and also how growers might mitigate against the negative effects of adverse conditions. Dominic Kilburn writes. While a gap remains between yields achieved in Recommended List trials and average on-farm yields, encouragingly there has been a steady rise in oilseed rape yields during the past 15 years, predominantly through improved canopy management and overall agronomy. However, researchers have

highlighted that there are noticeable fluctuations in oilseed rape yields on account of seasonal weather effects – some in recent years causing as much as a 1t/ha reduction in average yield. According to ADAS crop scientist Christina Clarke (right), speaking at a BASF-organised

briefing earlier in the spring, there have been obvious fluctuations in yields when extreme weather patterns occurred, such as between 2011–2013, but it

posed the question as to whether crops could be managed better to ensure resilience to cope with seasonal effects. To explore this further, a new ADAS study commissioned by BASF has identified key weather patterns which account for 37 per cent of the variation in oilseed rape yields, and suggested reasons for this. To complete the work, ADAS analysed Defra oilseed rape yield statistics between 1979–2017, in correlation with Met Office data, with the objective to investigate which weather factors are associated with high or low oilseed rape yields. “We wanted to look at the effects of the weather on the crop at a particular growth stage and to see what difference this had on final yield, as well as propose crop management approaches for maximising yield when weather conditions are not conducive for high yield,” she explained. continued over...

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High yielding factors According to Dr Clarke, in summarising the weather factors that are associated with high OSR yield, she said that high temperatures in October, a dry December, a sunny and dry April and a wet, cool and dull May accounted for as much as 37 per cent of yield variation against the long term national yield trend. “A warm October with an increased temperature of 2ºC is associated with a yield increase of 0.17t/ha. “The higher temperature produces increased autumn growth resulting in vigorous, strong plants entering winter which are less affected by harsh winter conditions. With good biomass and better rooting, the crop can get off quickly in the spring,” explained Dr Clarke. In order to mitigate the effects of a cold October therefore, Dr Clarke said that autumn plant vigour must be maximised by timing sowing to benefit from sufficient available soil moisture. Producing a good tilth in the seedbed and ensuring good seed-to-soil contact is also key, she pointed out. “Varieties with high early vigour should also be considered,” she added.

Dry December According to Dr Clarke, a dry December (with reduced average rainfall of 50mm) is associated with a yield increase of 0.11t/ha because of the avoidance of waterlogging over winter, which can inhibit and slow root growth. However, in order to manage crops when a wet December occurs, growers should ensure that their field drainage systems are in good working order, and minimise soil compaction. In addition, the same factors highlighted previously for a ‘cold October’ in terms of crop establishment, will help mitigate the effects of a wet December.

April sun The study highlighted that a dry and

Oilseed rape sunny April with reduced rainfall of 50mm was associated with a yield increase of 0.2t/ha, likely due to drier conditions helping to avoid an overlarge canopy and sunny weather increasing pod and seed set in early crops. “It’s so important for light to get down through the crop canopy as its interception is crucial from mid flowering onwards for seed set and fill,” she advised. She also suggested that dry and sunny weather in April could possibly lower the risk of sclerotinia. To mitigate the effects of a wet April, growers should try to increase light penetration by preventing over-large canopies – targeting a GAI of 4–4.5 at the time of flowering – by delaying nitrogen fertiliser applications and use of a PGR when GAI is exceeded. Careful timing of fungicides to minimise sclerotinia is also important.


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Growing oilseed rape successfully is not a straightforward business these days, and, as Heather Briggs discovers, growers need to keep an open mind on a number of factors when it comes to variety selection for the 2019-planting season. Oilseed rape variety choice should be based on oil content, ability to withstand pests and disease, stand up to weather and disease pressure, as well as having important characteristics such as stiff straw, according to Agrii seed technical manager David Leaper (right). Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) remains a major challenge for many oilseed rape growers, he notes. Geographically the pest had a much wider impact last autumn, and may even force the decision to take a ‘holiday’ from growing rape this autumn, he says. In other cases, the gut reaction of many growers is to drill early so the crop is already growing away when CSFB arrives, but then the beetle lays the eggs and the plants become infested with larvae. Historical advice from Rothamsted Research was to drill after the CSFB migration has taken place but, as this generally happens from the end of August and can continue throughout September, it is impractical because establishment conditions often rapidly deteriorate during September. Mr Leaper says: “The situation is far from straight forward and a

number of techniques have been used to reduce the impact of the pest. These include companion cropping, the use of sacrifice areas, drilling into longer stubble and the use of varieties. All have some effect, but cannot be relied upon on their own.”

Fast development Work with Bayer on heavily infested crops in the Cambridgeshire area (Trumpington) looked to see if varieties with a fast speed of development in the autumn and early spring can grow away from the larvae. “We found DK Expedient to produce a big strong plant with good roots and growing points in the rosette. Additionally its fast growth habit helped it cope better with the larvae than many others.” Hybrids are becoming increasingly popular in UK because they show ‘heterosis’ or hybrid vigour often seen in the spring, even though there may not be big differences in yield. But, he cautions, hybrids cannot all be treated in the same way. “You need to look at all the varieties in trials and assess their growth habit; generally we tend to prefer those that develop the fastest, such as DK Exalte, InV1035 and DK Expedient.” In terms of Clearfield varieties,

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Companion cropping has been used as a technique to reduce the impact of cabbage stem flea beetle.

Mr Leaper again prefers those with fast autumn and spring development such as DK Impresario and DK Imperial. This is not only important for CSFB but also helps early competition against volunteers and problem weeds. Resistance to turnip yellows virus (TuYV) is also of increasing importance, believes Mr Leaper. “For many years we have applied foliar insecticides and the neonicotinoids to achieve reasonable control of the aphids which are vectors of the virus, but since the withdrawal of the latter, Limagrain has been leading the way in introducing resistant varieties.” Although the virus is endemic across the entire UK oilseed rape acreage, it is difficult to spot as symptoms are often absent or very subtle and its impact is therefore often ignored. Agrii has worked with Limagrain portfolio manager, Vasilis Gegas, to identify virus levels in the plant through tissue testing. Mr Leaper says: “The disease is measured by the percentage of plants infected in a crop. In 2017 we discovered high incidence across the UK, whereas in 2018 the infection was more moderate. We believe that 2019 may be another high year as the infection is closely related to aphid levels in the autumn which were widespread with the mild weather. While most international breeders focus on hybrids, he notes that 50 per cent of the UK acreage is still in conventional varieties. Aspire is an important variety as it is the only conventional RL variety with the TuYV resistance trait and it is one of the reasons why it is the highest yielding variety on the list.

Clearfield Clearfield varieties have recently taken a significant share of the market (20 per cent), driven initially

by growers with problem weeds such as charlock and runch. “The other key driver has been erucic acid contamination of crops which can result in rejection by the crusher. An AHDB study found that legacy volunteers from many years ago may be the source of this contamination. Clearfield is clearly one simple way to remove these volunteers from the growing crop. Interestingly, he adds, the problem was only seen in the UK and there has been no erucic acid problem where Clearfield varieties were grown. “However, removing contamination is one thing but not re-introducing it is another important consideration. Certified seed is already being screened for this, but growers using farm saved seed are strongly advised to get their seed tested. Breeders have also been selecting for other genetic traits such as pod shatter resistance. Introduced initially by Dekalb more than a decade ago it has recently become mainstream with BASF, Limagrain and DSV offering it in their latest hybrids too. Club root is still a significant disease in some areas exacerbated by acid soil conditions, localised flooding, and short rape rotations particularly where crops like stubble turnips or other brassica are grown. “The are some interesting new varieties to help alleviate this problem, Alasco also from Limagrain, Crome from LSPB and Crocodile from DSV. It is important to note that they tolerate the disease and may still show some symptoms.” Mr Leaper also draws attention to a part of the market that pays a premium for oil quality over the commodity ‘OO’ type and points out that High Oleic (HOLL) varieties still attract a minimum premium of £20/t


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for harvest 2020. “V316OL remains the main HOLL variety and, in spite of it being in the market for six years, it is still the most profitable variety when you take the premium into account,” he says. “This year Bayer has introduced

a new variety V353OL which has a similar yield but also a faster growth habit which helps offset CSFB. “The breeders continue to bring innovation to oilseed rape through higher yields, better disease resistance and new genetic traits. They form a crucially important part

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The importance of vigour Plant vigour plays a key role in getting oilseed rape established, says RAGT technical sales manager Dr Cathy Hooper (right). However, choosing a variety with vigour can be difficult, as there are currently no vigour ratings on the Recommended List. “When autumn weather is kind, it makes it much easier for oilseed rape to get up and away,” says Dr Hooper. “It is during difficult seasons that we really see the need for vigour.” This uncertainty has led to RAGT entering into an innovative agreement with BIPO Ltd (Breeders’ Intellectual Property Office), which will see the breeder’s new OSR genetic material such as RGT Nizza CL, RGT Quizz and RGT Azurite entered through the wellestablished Royalty Area Collection scheme. This means that growers who are forced to rip up failed crops could significantly reduce their losses because they will only have to pay royalties on the area of oilseed rape that establishes. Growers place their order as normal, but need to collect an IC number from BIPO, explains Dr Hooper. “They simply declare the area of oilseed rape established by

1st November, on which they will pay royalty.” Of the new varieties, she notes that RGT Nizza CL has good vigour, but growers in areas where LLS disease pressure is high will need to look after it. “We have a very nice package with RGT Quizz, a low biomass variety which has multigenic resistance to phoma in addition to being tolerant to turnip yellows virus.” RGT Azurite has higher biomass than RGT Quizz, but it combines good stiff straw with high autumn vigour. “The combination of good vigour and reduced up-front seed costs for growers who sign up to the scheme will be a useful risk management option for growers, especially in areas prone to flea beetle attack. “So far, feedback has been good, but we will have to wait and see how it works out.”

Using the RL Sowing rates, pesticide application, fertiliser rates, establishment systems and soil type are all key variables affecting variety performance so the RL is a great way of allowing farmers to see how varieties perform in their region, says Elsoms Seeds’ combinable crop manager George Goodwin. He believes winter oilseed rape will be an attractive option in 2019 and, as long as it establishes well, growers should be able to achieve good gross margins. Mr Goodwin says: “Oilseed rape allows a good entry for the next cereal crop (relative to other crops) and offers growers an opportunity to over-winter a catch crop before spring cropping to help maintain soil health and structure.” A successful innovator in seed technology and breeding research, Elsoms Seeds has two oilseed rape varieties, Elgar and Kielder. Elgar is now in its fourth year on the RL, while Kielder, a newer addition, is a stand-out variety for growers from north Lincolnshire upwards with high resistance to light leaf spot and lodging. “There will be good seed availability for both varieties this year,” says Mr Goodwin. ■

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Benchmarking their production systems against one another and other OSR growers across the country through the ADAS Oilseeds YEN competition, is helping two forward-looking producers in the Scottish Borders fine-tune their improvement efforts. David Fuller-Shapcott (right) of Sweethope Farm just outside Kelso and McGregor Farms’ arable manager, David Fuller (below) at nearby Coldstream Mains grow very different amounts of OSR in very different regimes under surprisingly different conditions. But both have brought in good 5t/ ha-plus farm averages in the past and had 2018 YEN crops well within the top third of entries for percentage of estimated yield potential at 4.9t/ha and 5.5t/ha respectively. Alongside the most vigorous and

robust varieties, they see attention to establishment detail as the most crucial ingredient for OSR success. “Rape always does best at low seed rates,” said David FullerShapcott. “The last thing we want is mustard and cress. We’re after plants that are big and bushy rather than tall and tree-like. These give good lightintercepting canopies that don’t need much growth regulation. “Hybrids like DK Expansion and DK Exclaim, which are very vigorous but don’t take off too early in the spring before our ground warms-up enough to provide the nutrition they need, do us well.” David Fuller insists on similarly vigorous varieties, also growing hybrids alone – mainly DK Expansion, DK Exclaim and DK Exalte this season, putting the faster developers into the later and more challenging slots.

Genetic essentials Both growers also prioritise high oil content, strong phoma and light leaf spot resistance, stem strength and pod shatter resistance in their varieties.

Interestingly, neither take much notice of published yield ratings, knowing that the most reliable performance invariably comes from these genetic essentials. “As well as ticking all our boxes, DK Expansion topped our own strip trials last season, so it’s 50 per cent of our crop this time around,” reported David Fuller. “We need varieties we know suit our particular conditions and regime. Then we can really manage them for the performance we want. “We have to get around 650ha of OSR in the ground in the second half of August. So single pass establishment is essential. We sow in 45cm rows behind the legs of a Simba SL, working our silty loam soils to around 8in, puttingin liquid fertiliser ahead of the seed and firming the ground immediately with an Aqueel roller. “We typically sow 40 seeds/m2 as OSR can waste a lot of energy fighting its neighbours. So we put as much precision as we can into seed placement, deflecting the air from the pneumatic unit so the seed drops into the ground by gravity. This allows us to establish nice, even populations of 25–30 plants/m2. “For the past four years we’ve upped the rate of phosphate in our starter fertiliser,” he pointed out. “Applying 27kg/ha of P alongside 19kg/ha of N with added boron has definitely improved our establishment.”

Rapid establishment Rapid, single-pass establishment is equally vital for the 55ha of OSR David Fuller-Shapcott typically grows annually at Sweethope Farm. His heavy clay loam land recognised for its impeded natural drainage is at a much higher altitude as well as considerably wetter than most of the McGregor Farms’ ground, cooling down very

quickly in the autumn. Added to this, he does almost all the fieldwork himself. Having removed the preceding barley straw – as much to minimise slug cover as anything else – David also cultivates to around 8in, sows in similar width rows behind legs and applies fertiliser with the seed. He employs his own blend of sub-casting and drilling using a heavily-adapted Weaving Subdisc with a home-built tool bar carrying heavy duty double disc coulters and a press wheel. Clever engineering automatically links the soil fertiliser and seeding systems while allowing the depth of sowing to be adjusted independently of cultivation depth. “This gives us soil disturbance at depth, reasonable seedbed quality and good control over sowing depth,” he explained. “We drill at 30 degrees to the tramlines and double roll in parallel to them with a heavy set of Opico rolls, often right behind the seeder to get the billiard flat surface we want for the best seed-to-soil contact and the least slug friendly environment. “Although we might be able to improve things with liquid fertilisation, for the easiest storage and purchasing, we apply our standard 10:15:21:20 winter cereal fertiliser at 20kg/ha.” A sowing rate of 12–15 seeds/linear metre (equivalent to 24–30 seeds/ m2) is certainly on the low side – not least given the level of slug threat a Sweethope Farm. But post-harvest stem counts show the system results in spring populations of the 15–20 plants/m2 targeted. Both the Borders growers see their YEN reports as ‘gold dust’, giving them a massive amount of information on their crops and helping steer their thinking on where best to focus their continued improvement efforts. ■

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Clearfield varieties offering growers greater management options Second generation Clearfield oilseed rape varieties will allow growers to reap far greater benefits than just better weed control, says breeder DSV. The Clearfield area increased to 80,000ha in 2018 representing 13 per cent of the total oilseed rape area drilled with improved genetic resilience and yield improvements likely to take that even higher in the future, believes the company’s Michael Farr (right). “In the early days, much of the interest in Clearfield was created by weed control with imazamox delivering reliable control of problem weeds such as charlock, runch and hedgemustard. “Furthermore, many growers had identified the high cost of pre-emergence weed control from

With such momentum behind them, the popularity of Clearfield varieties can only continue to grow in the future, says DSV’s Michael Farr.

metazachlor-based products as being one of the most expensive elements of their establishment management.” But in the post neonicotinoid era, crop establishment has been less of a certainty and growers have seen significant other benefits with Clearfield, he says. “Many have found that by drilling a Clearfield variety they have more options in terms of drilling and subsequent agronomic strategies. From DSV’s own work on-farm we know many producers completely skip a herbicide application and many use other options later on in the season depending on the continued over...

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emerging weed burden.” Better control of volunteers and improved quality at harvest is another factor that could lie behind the rapid rise in Clearfield popularity, he suggests. “Claims and rejections into the crush have clearly increased over the past two years and the main findings of research into this point towards volunteer oilseed rape being a major part of the problem. “Clearfield is the perfect solution to such issues with one application of the chemistry giving significant control of volunteers resulting in an almost instant improvement in quality.”

Oilseed rape Companion cropping is also increasingly popular, he says. “Many growers believe these can confuse cabbage stem flea beetle giving them other feeding opportunities than just the oilseed rape and Clearfield varieties fit in perfectly with this approach. “Mustard and other species drilled with Clearfield varieties put a barrier in the crop to give flea beetle other options for feeding, thereby relieving the pressure on the oilseed rape.”

More to come On-going breeding development means Clearfield will offer even greater benefits in the future,

Michael Farr believes. “The first wave of Clearfield varieties were somewhat off the pace in terms of gross output and were not the best adapted for UK growing conditions, either. “That’s all changed now with high yielding varieties featuring highly beneficial traits like pod shatter and tolerance to verticilium wilt.” The latest Clearfield winter oilseed rape variety released by DSV, Plurax CL, is a great example of this, he points out. “Plurax CL is a very well balanced variety with a unique combination of yield-stabilising factors including a good package

of disease resistance including excellent resistances and tolerances against stem canker, light leaf spot and verticillium wilt. “It has also shown a very high level of winter hardiness in a range of trials, delivering high yields and oil contents from a simple management system without the need for extensive agronomic intervention.” One of the few varieties to be tested by NIAB across seven sites over two years in the UK, Plurax CL has delivered the highest gross output and highest oil content of all Clearfield varieties in the data set, he explains. “It’s also been grown across Europe in all conditions and proven to be quick to establish in the autumn putting down a robust rooting system with exceptional stem stiffness and resistance to lodging.”

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Another good example of a ‘second generation’ Clearfield variety proving itself in challenging conditions across Europe is Phoenix CL, Michael Farr adds. “Phoenix CL is a benchmark for Clearfield performance across Europe being one of the first such varieties to reach the yield levels of normal hybrids. “It is now one of the best adapted varieties available, consistently delivering high yield performance in a range of very difficult conditions with its yield stability underpinned by early vigour and a deep taproot system. “This allows the variety to access water and nutrients in deeper soil layers, so as well as good establishment it has the ability to recover quickly in the spring after a challenging winter. “Furthermore, it has a good package of disease resistance and exceptional pod shatter resistance that protects the seed through the full growing season giving it outstanding protection from sowing to harvest.” Such varieties will drive growing acceptance of Clearfield as a production system of choice that can deliver benefits far greater than just better weed control, he says. “There’s a lot more in the pipeline too with the next wave of varieties offering even greater agronomic features, better resilience for UK conditions and, of course, higher yields and oil contents.” ■

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Fertiliser switch delivers key benefits for northern farm Switching to a true granular compound from liquid fertiliser has simplified management, reduced soil damage and improved crop health at West Whorley Hill Farm, near Darlington, in Co. Durham. Greater flexibility of timings and even distribution of nutrients have contributed to noticeably more consistent crop growth since the farm’s contractor-applied liquid fertiliser approach was replaced with high quality solid fertiliser, says owner Alan Medd. “We had been using liquid fertiliser for over 15 years in the belief that it was a lower cost option than using good quality solids but when we looked into this in greater detail last year, we realised this was no longer the case. “The costs per unit of N were pretty much identical but when you added in the very real benefits of using an ammonium nitrate-based compound, we realised it was time to consider making a change.” With around 90ha of cereals in total and a rotation of winter barley, triticale and wheat, the business’ aim is to keep things simple without compromising crop performance, he says. “We’re targeting wheat yields of plus 10t/ha with varieties like Belepi, Barrel, Dunston and Gravity. Around 40ha is down to continuous wheat and, although a lot of people may disagree with this, it works for us.

Keep it simple The decision to use liquid fertiliser was taken as part of this desire to keep things simple, he says. “We thought it would be

Compound fertiliser being applied on Alan Medd’s farm this spring.

cheaper and, as we would be using a contractor, it would free up a bit more time for doing other things.” But the obvious damage the heavy self-propelled equipment was doing to the land was always concerning with the early applications being particularly worrying, he recalls. “We would have these large 4,000-litre sprayers churning up the soil in often very wet conditions at the beginning of March and you could see the damage they were doing. “It became such a problem that we stopped the first liquid application and replaced it with a solid blended fertiliser applied through a spreader, but we were never really happy with the performance of this.” Scorch has also been an issue with the liquid fertiliser at fairly frequent intervals, but in 2017 it was a problem to such an extent that the farm’s spray programme was delayed as the crop was under such stress from damaged leaves. “We had a period of fairly windy weather prior to the application and we wondered whether this had caused some of the protective wax to be stripped off the leaves, but, whatever the cause, it confirmed our decision to move back to a solid fertiliser,” says Alan. He decided to talk to his ACT representative Jo Holmes and they started to look at some options. “We worked out that in pure cost terms there was very little to choose between a unit of N from liquids or

ammonium nitrate,” Jo says. “We also realised that if we moved away from liquids we could simplify applications considerably, too. “Alan had already replaced the first liquid application with a sulphurcontaining blend due to potential soil damage from the heavy trailed sprayers and was using this again as a final dressing to avoid the risk of scorch. “He was also applying P and K in the autumn so that made a total of three passes being carried out by himself in addition to the contractor’s liquid application.” It was decided to use an ‘all in one’ spring–applied compound fertiliser, CF Premier Crop Sulphur (20N 8P 12K + 7SO3) as this would make it possible to apply the crops’ full N requirement at the same time as all the P, K and S needs in the same three passes Alan was already using. As well as making management simpler, it would also help split the application of nutrients to make them more available to the plants, Jo says. “Sulphur is very mobile in the soil and can leach through the soil profile so it is always advisable to split the requirement in to at least two applications. “It’s a similar situation with P and K and it is now widely accepted that applying these nutrients when the plant is growing vigorously and at a time it can utilise them fully is much better than putting them on in the autumn.” Although some digestate from a local AD plant and muck from the farm’s 100 sucklers and 160-strong Wagyu beef enterprise is used, the bulk of the nutrition comes from inorganic sources, Alan explains. “We’re not in an NVZ and tend to Alan Medd decided to use an ‘all in one’ spring–applied compound fertiliser, CF Premier Crop Sulphur.

follow RB209 recommendations so we’re aiming to put 200kg/ha N on the wheat from the bag. “With the Premier Crop Sulphur at this application rate we’re also getting 80kg/ha P, 120kg/ha K and 70kg/ha SO3 so it works really well for us without any further applications of straights of other N sources required.”

Effects noticed Despite 2018 not being the best year to assess the difference in performance of the two fertiliser approaches, Alan says the effect of the true granular compound was immediately noticeable. “The crops looked tremendous soon after application. They were greener, more even and we were really pleased. Then we got to June, it just stopped raining and one of the driest summers I can remember set in. “That said, our wheat still averaged 7.5–8.5t/ha and I am pretty sure this wouldn’t have been the case if we had stuck with the liquid fertilisers. “Putting a liquid on to crops already under stress from the drought would have just finished them off I think, so in hindsight it probably was the right year to make the change.” Production benefits aside, the solid compound has other advantages, he points out. “We can put it on whenever we feel the time is right, rather than when the contractor has a window, and we can stop if the weather closes in or we have something else to do. It’s a much more flexible approach. “Plus it’s no more work than I was doing before with the three passes anyway, so all in all it’s been a great result. I’m just looking forward to a better year weather-wise this year so we can really see the full benefits of it.” ■

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Fertiliser strategy rethink helps farm expansion plans North Lincolnshire arable farmer, Andrew Radley.

Switching to liquid solution and suspension fertilisers has helped a North Lincolnshire arable farmer reduce workload at busy times of the year, ensure better use of the farm sprayer and by being able to store large quantities of product on farm, take advantage of competitive pricing. The break-up of a farming partnership involving two large farming organisations created a number of challenges for manager Andrew Radley based at Low Risby Farm near Scunthorpe. The most significant of these was an effective doubling in size of the existing arable enterprise and the subsequent pressure that this put on the available workforce and machinery. The farm in 2016 was a 600ha arable enterprise and after the split in the same year it increased to 983ha. In 2019 land under cultivation has increased to 1,100ha, almost doubling the original area but leaving the same management structure.

“Increasing the size of the business opened the door to employing a contractor to take some of the workload,” says Mr Radley. “We also opened dialogue with Omex Agriculture to explore using its suspension fertiliser on our oilseed rape crop. “Our first harvest was a real challenge because we were so short of labour, so the suspension fertiliser option coming along when it did was a huge relief. We also employed Omex to carry out all our soil sampling – an important decision having taken back in hand so much land the same year.”

Soils Soils across the farm vary from sand to limestone and from loamy soils to really strong land of the Carr series, which is low in phosphate. Mr Radley says that such variable soils require bespoke fertiliser mixes and the suspension and liquids lend themselves to his situation. “Omex analyses our soils in its laboratory and makes nutritional packages based on the results and also takes into account yield expectations and straw off-take,” he explains. The farm currently grows winter feed wheat that averages 9t/ha, winter and spring barley, oilseed rape and vining peas. Land is also rented out for potatoes. In 2017 it was accepted that the sprayer’s limited capacity meant it could not cope with the extra spraying required. In the short term

the capacity shortfall was taken up by a local contractor, before a trailed 6,000-litre, 30m Dammann Profi Class sprayer was purchased to apply all the agrochemicals and, to justify the £100,000 capital outlay, it was also tasked with applying liquid nitrogen. In 2018 he also used suspension fertiliser on the spring barley and included the first nitrogen dressing. The second nitrogen dressing was then applied through the farm sprayer with Omex Nitroflo. Switching to liquid fertiliser has had additional benefits including application accuracy and an improvement to the environmental footprint across the farm. Being close to many watercourses Mr Radley would regularly reduce rates on the headlands when applying granular fertiliser, ultimately leading to reduced yields. “The advantage of liquid fertiliser is that it can be applied at full rate right up to the field margins. Auto-shut off and GPS on the sprayer ensure application accuracy across the whole field too.”

Tank installations Subsequently, 5 Omex 50t storage tanks have been strategically positioned across the farm. Nitrogen is pumped into the tanks in the autumn and then replenished in the spring. “We look back now and ask ourselves why we didn’t switch earlier, but to be fair I think at the time we didn’t need to,” says Mr Radley. “Our situation changed because the business outgrew the sprayer. The

impact was felt most on the oilseed rape which needs the fertiliser at the start and it is also a busy time of year for other operations.” For the future Mr Radley says he is looking at liquid starter fertiliser on the oilseed rape with Omex N P solution fertiliser and slow release sulphur plus manganese also being applied in suspensions. All crops are more even and uniform from field corner to corner says Mr Radley, and he would not change from a liquid system now having seen the differences and felt the benefits. “Switching to a suspension system has freed up a man, which reduces the pressure on workload and we are also able to better utilise our existing sprayer to apply the liquid nitrogen,” he explains. “It has been one of the best decisions made. Once you’ve got your head around the fact that a key management process is being outsourced in terms of using contractors to apply Omex suspension, the benefits in terms of accuracy application, storage and cost effectiveness are easy to see.” ■

A trailed 6,000-litre, 30m Dammann Profi Class sprayer was purchased to apply all the agrochemicals and liquid nitrogen.

New fertiliser is battery-powered ZM-Grow, a new award-winning multi-nutrient fertiliser, has been launched in the UK and Ireland, providing zinc and manganese, together with potassium and sulphur, in liquid form. Uniquely, the zinc and manganese content is extracted from used alkaline batteries through a special process developed by Finnish manufacturers Tracegrow. It is thought to be the only process that can produce zinc and manganese from this source to the necessary purity for fertilisers. “The result is a highly flexible liquid fertiliser containing key nutrients for a wide variety of crops,” says owner of UK importer and distributor Badger Crop Nutrition, David Harrod. “And because of its liquid form and foliar application

it can be a handy tank-mix partner for products like fungicide Comet (pyraclostrobin), herbicide Starane XL (florasulam + fluroxypyr) or various growth regulators, to name a few.” While zinc deficiency is seen in 10–15 per cent of UK field crops, often on sandy soils with both a high pH and phosphate status, manganese is the most common micronutrient deficiency. Sugar beet, cereals – in particular barley – and peas are all prone, especially on high pH soils. Tracegrow recommends testing soils or crop leaves before deciding on timing and concentration levels. ZM-Grow is diluted from a concentrate, and normally applied between February–June. Depending on crop type and requirements,

and agronomists’ recommendations, 2–3litres/ha of concentrate is recommended, delivering 120-180g/ha of zinc and 124-186g of manganese, as well as 156-234g sulphur. Trials using 3-litres/ha in Västarkvarn, Finland in 2017 produced a 0.35t/ha increase in wheat yield and 0.9t/ha in barley from a single application. Because of its source material, it is certified as an organic fertiliser by OF&G. Badger Crop Nutrition’s David Harrod.

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Responding to the ryegrass threat Italian ryegrass is around twice as competitive as black-grass.

Barrie Hunt turns his expert attention to managing Italian ryegrass in the latest in our series of articles on getting to grips with problem grass weeds. Black-grass may be the country’s number one grass weed problem, but Italian ryegrass is a far greater threat for many growers. Indeed, the latest national study shows the area of winter cereals affected by it growing at a much more rapid rate in recent years. A monster of our own grassland productivity creation, Italian ryegrass is around twice as competitive as black-grass – wheat yield losses of 10 per cent typically being seen from populations of only 10 plants/m2. What’s more, herbicide resistance is becoming noticeably more widespread, with some populations now showing limited susceptibility to most of the main selective chemistry in our armoury. If anything, ryegrass is more prolific than black-grass, producing over 5,000 seeds/plant which can

survive in the soil for a good 5 years. But, like black-grass, over 90 per cent of this germinates and emerges before December and will not do so if buried to a reasonable depth. This makes a similar approach to control important. It also means the best black-grass control programmes are likely to give effective control of Italian ryegrass, making specificallytargeted treatment necessary only where black-grass is not a problem.

Prioritise We clearly need to prioritise the worst-affected fields for intensive cultural control first. In view of the weed’s greater potential for rapid spread as well as competitiveness, however, effective early control of infestations is even more important than with black-grass.

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Competitive varieties Choosing more grass weedcompetitive wheat varieties will help too. Alternatively, where September drilling is important – as it can be on

heavy ground that rapidly becomes impossible to work in the wet – we can switch to substantially more competitive six-row barleys. Where the ryegrass risk is high, winter barley is inappropriate or we can’t get decent quality late-wheat seedbeds, spring drilling is the key. Apart from anything else it gives us the time to get rid of an even greater amount of weed growth before the next crop goes in, taking the pressure off in-crop herbicides. Whether we drill in the autumn or spring, we must maintain a robust residual pre-em herbicide programme, target post-em herbicides at the youngest possible stage of weed growth, and rotate actives over successive seasons to reduce selection pressure for resistance. If we have to delay drilling for more than a few days after preplanting treatment, including a permitted glyphosate with the preem can be valuable in dealing with very early seedbed weed emergence. Alongside these controls, we must also be prepared to spray-off badly-infested patches of cereals in the spring to minimise seed return; employ more than one spring crop in succession if we need to; and bear down on ryegrass as hard as black-grass in the cereal breaks in our rotation, giving us the best opportunities for in-crop control. As Roundup technical manager, Barrie Hunt co-ordinates the national on-line resource (www. providing the best information and guidance for growers keen to control grass weeds in the most sustainable way possible. ■

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Aiming for a weed-free start for maize Growers should first check soil moisture before deciding whether to apply a preemergence herbicide, this year according to Syngenta technical manager, Georgina Wood (right). The spring weather across the UK has been very varied (at the time of writing in early April), with the eastern counties having very dry soils, while those counties further west have seen a lot more rain. “There is a need for moisture management this year on both sides of the spectrum,” she says. In some areas the ground is so dry that growers may even need to think about moving to post-emergence this year, she warns. “It may also be necessary to roll seedbeds to retain some moisture – and if seed has not been treated, deeper drilling may be necessary.” On the other hand, where there has been a lot of rainfall, while preemergence herbicides will be effective, care will be needed to ensure there is no run-off into watercourses. “In either case, the most important strategy is to ensure that the crop gets up and away to compete against weeds. “If you can, wait until just before drilling to prepare your seedbeds, and make sure the conditions are the best possible in the circumstances.”

Early as possible Nevertheless, when conditions are right, taking weeds out as early as possible helps achieve the best possible yields. “The switch point, after which lost yield cannot be recouped, can occur as early as the four true-leaf stage of maize growth. “If you are able to opt for pre-

emergence treatment, it reduces the early weed burden, and gives growers far greater flexibility to tailor post-emergence treatments to specific field weed populations – before yield potential is compromised,” she advised. Georgina pointed out that each crop’s specific ‘switch point’ for weed impact depends on factors including variety, seed rate, soil temperatures and the competitiveness of weed species. “But, as a rule, crops should be kept clean from 10–30 days post-emergence for optimum yields. “Early weed competition also adversely affects the maize plants’ rooting capability,” she warned. “That would inevitably impinge its ability to utilise nutrients and, crucially after last season, increase drought susceptibility. “Growers should be aware of changes in post-emergence herbicide options available over coming seasons,” she highlighted. “That is likely to increase reliance on pre-emergence Dual Gold (S-metolachlor), followed by tailored Callisto-based (mesotrione) post-emergence applications.” Ms Wood also urges growers to ensure treatments are been applied using optimum techniques. “Syngenta application trials for pre-emergence herbicides have demonstrated the importance of even spray distribution and the avoidance of drift,” she emphasised. “The research has shown the high levels of weed control that can be achieved with new 90% Drift Reduction technology nozzle design. “The mantra to follow is Go Low; Go Slow and Get Covered, with application at no more than 50cm boom height, travelling at 12kph or less and using a water volume of

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200-litres/ha.” For post-emergence herbicides the 3D-Nozzle is advocated where conditions permit, but being prepared to change to an angled Amistar nozzle if drift is a concern.”

Alternative strategies Maize growers will need to think of alternative strategies for effective weed control, says Cheshire-based Agrovista agronomist Phil Campion. Relying on a one-hit postemergence spray is going to be difficult, partly because of the loss of Calaris (mesotrione + terbuthylazine), the mainstay of post-emergence herbicides for maize, which is now in its last season of use. With the loss of residual activity from Calaris, there will be more emphasis on a pre-emergence spray followed up by a well-timed postemergence spray. “It is really important to keep the field clean until at least the 6-leaf stage because if maize suffers any competition for moisture, nutrients or light, yield will take a hit. “If you can use a pre-emergence herbicide it will buy you time to assess

the weeds to target and tailor products accordingly, rather than going for a blanket spray at higher rates risking crop damage. “Depending on your weed spectrum, you may want to go with 1,000g of pendimethalin as a holding spray,” he says, adding that those with more difficult weeds such as cranesbill, groundsel or charlock may wish to step up to a broader spectrum product including dimethenamid-p. “Ensuring the best possible seedbed is prepared and seed is drilled at the correct depth, helps the crop get away as well as improving product efficacy. “When a pre-emergence herbicide is used, there can more flexibility too, as post-emergence products can be held back in case there is a late flush of nightshade. “Correct timing of the postemergence herbicide application is critical, so make sure spray contractors have plenty of notice. “A week’s delay can make a massive difference to weed size and therefore successful control so make sure if delayed to adjust rates where necessary.” ■

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Innovation at heart of crop protection firm’s product pipeline New modes of action in the pipeline at agricultural sciences company FMC should soon be entering growers’ crop protection toolboxes, the company has announced. Heather Briggs reports. A new herbicide, Bixlozone, which is in the same class as clomazone and effective on grasses and broadleaved weeds, is expected to be available in Europe around 2023. “We submitted Bixlozone, which can be used as a broadspectrum herbicide with good black grass control in 2018,� said FMC country leader UK/IE Simon McMunn (right). Two new fungicides with a broadspectrum disease control are also in the company’s portfolio. Bixafen launched this year in the US and Fluindapyr will be introduced

in global markets with first sales around 2023 in the UK. Fluindapyr is an SDHI which targets foliar disease on oilseed rape and cereals, controlling a range of challenges such as rusts and leaf spot. UK trials are planned to start later this year for some of these new products, so growers can see them in action. FMC vice president and business director, EMEA Marc Hullebroeck (right), said: “Although the expected time where those products can reach the 59659

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Biological plant protection While conventional chemistry remains the main focus for FMC, it sees an increasing role for biological plant protection which is already an important part of the portfolio. “Demand is likely to be driven by moving goal posts as pests develop resistance and also consumer pressure to reduce pesticide usage,� said FMC head of Global Plant Health R&D and EMEA R&D director, Dr Duncan Aust (right). These new tools are planned to help combat pest resistance by providing alternative modes of action including pest repellence, such as nematodes, he added. The first biological products have already been launched in Brazil and Asia, and are expected to be ready for the European market in the near future. “Work is on-going on four different platforms; bio-fungicides, bio-nematicides, bio-insecticides, biostimulants and /or crop nutrition.

“We already have bio-fungicides for row crops, fruit and vegetables in the development and registration process in Europe, plus a bionematicide already approved for use in Brazil.â€? He sees yield protection with biological seed treatments suppressing soil diseases such as fusarium and rhizoctonia solani as being important to the future. “We have been working on a strain of bacillus licheniformis that improves plant health and vigour, enhancing water efficiency and drought tolerance, as a complementary solution for seed treatment.â€? Soil sampling and microbiome analysis plays a role in screening for activity against plant pathogens as areas where crops are healthy can indicate where useful strains of bacteria may reside. “We have already found some useful information which may help fight alternaria solani, sclerotinia sclerotiorum and phytophthora capsica.â€? Compounds are then identified that potentially target the pathogen and their effectiveness is then measured. They are then formulated in laboratories and sent into the field for on-farm testing. “We are looking for biocidal effects, repellency and the potential to switch on the plant’s own defence mechanisms. “Understanding the drivers of these processes is also crucial to optimising the dose rate and ensuring the best possible consistency.â€? In addition to biopesticides, the company has some biostimulants ready for market including in the UK. This is partly because they are able to get through the regulatory system in the EU more easily than biopesticides, which are currently subjected to the same regulatory process in the EU as conventional plant protection chemistry. Mr Hullebroeck said: “The new actives – both conventional and biological – are planned to complement each other. “By focusing on innovation, FMC is aiming to become one of the UK’s top providers of synthetic and biological plant protection products.â€? â–

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Offering a digital solution to crop monitoring and the creation of variable-rate application maps to optimise nitrogen fertilisation was the thinking behind development of Atfarm by Yara. Atfarm helps farmers decide where the right amount of nitrogen is needed on their fields. It combines a user-friendly web app with Yara’s agronomic knowledge, for the analysis of satellite images. The technology used was developed by Yara using decades of field trials. In just a few steps users can create an application map based on a crop’s real growth conditions and adapt the maps according to their own knowledge and field experience. Farmers and agronomists can sign up online and start testing Atfarm for free. Field boundaries can be uploaded with a shapefile or they can be drawn onto the map.

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Plan ahead for inevitable income shift

Mark Russell

At the time of writing (29th March 2019), all I really know for certain is that we are not leaving the EU today. But, whatever the detail of the outcome, we have been given a fairly firm steer on the future of subsidy support and, assuming we do leave in some way shape or form, the tariff and non-tariff borders around the UK will change. On that basis, it is understood that farm incomes in different sectors will see quite different changes in their potential. Wholly arable farms suffering from reductions in subsidy receipts, but continuing to receive crop value at close to world trade prices, are shown in Andersons’ model “Loam Farm”, to have an on-going business surplus through to 2028. On Andersons’“Friesian Farm” (dairy model), only in a no-borders and no-tariff world do they predict current surpluses turning negative. But, in their mixed farm model “Meadow Farm” they predict a double whammy of lower subsidy prices and lower produce income, creating a

negative picture in all of the outcome scenarios. This is not good news for those running such mixed farms. In the past, these business models have benefited from “horn” and “corn” generally balancing against each other, creating stability. But such businesses need to plan now for the next 10 years with 3 clear options for them to consider: • Specialising into one of their farming businesses • Diversifying now to create new income – overcoming any previous cultural issues of engaging with the public • Getting off the train early via a sale or contracting out arrangements Recent research into diversification, sponsored by Carter Jonas, showed that many now experienced in this area wished they had done more, and earlier, but also believe they should have allowed themselves a larger initial budget and a longer lead in time to achieve planning permission. Specialisation may need to come by way of working more closely with neighbours.

Mixed farms are predicted a double whammy of lower subsidy prices and lower produce income.

An early sale may enable a family to secure a long term future by releasing the capital wrapped up in the farm land, and putting this to work creating commercial returns via investments and alternative property purchases. Again, this requires a cultural shift in imagination, but looking at the long term for a family retaining an interest in the rural world via a small block of land may be better

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Weed control benefits from drill choice on Gloucestershire farm With reducing numbers of chemical solutions available in the armoury, weed control is a growing challenge. But for one Gloucestershire grower with no chemicals to fall back on, the correct choice of a new drill was essential. David Williams reports. Trading as Donkeywell LLP, Tim Peachey farms at Quenington, near Cirencester. He is the third generation of his family to farm there having taken over from his father in 2008, and the 280ha of arable cropping is fully organic since his father made the decision to farm without artificial chemicals in 1992. “It wasn’t a lifestyle decision,” Tim explains, “but motivated by higher profits available at a time when conventional produce returns were falling.”

A recent bird survey on Tim’s farm identified 58 species of which 15 are ‘red listed’. The rotation includes two-year clover-based leys on which sheep are grazed adding organic matter and providing an opportunity to keep on top of arable weeds. “It’s rewarding farming this way as we don’t rush around applying slug pellets, fertilisers or sprays like conventional farms and we enjoy

increased wildlife encouraged by availability of insects for food, as well as predators which take advantage of them. We love seeing rooks in the fields as they help control slug numbers, and although we suffer a few bare patches it’s not an issue as we don’t spend on chemicals.”

Spring sown Arable crops are all springestablished, and the rotation is wheat, barley, oats, then two years of clover. “We used to grow oats after wheat, then barley which is what is generally recommended, but the lack of a decent canopy from the barley allowed vigorous weed growth which affected the following

crop. Oats offer improved control and those weeds which take advantage of the barley’s more open growth habit and development are tackled later by the under-sown clover.” Although the Cotswold brash is often a challenge, getting field work timings right provides natural weed control as the fast drying soil starves disturbed weeds of moisture. “We use a stubble cultivator with following tines to drag weeds to the surface, then the roots dry out and significantly reduce the population. Our main problem weeds are docks and creeping thistle,” Tim added. Cultivated ground is rolled before winter then left to green before continued over...

Tricky soils Soils are mainly Cotswold brash with high stone populations, but more loamy near the farm’s base, and the 6in of free-draining topsoil provides opportunities to work just a few hours after heavy rain, but it means preserving moisture is essential for growing crops. Complementing the organic crop production, the farm is involved in environmental initiatives including 18–19ha of HLS comprising beetle banks, game plots and areas encouraging lapwings and skylarks. SeedFlex coulters create minimal disturbance outside the seeding area and incorporate rubber rollers which provide depth control and consolidate the seeded area to maximise seed-to-soil contact and retain moisture.

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Seed depth control is excellent with the drill relatively unaffected by varying soil types, explained Tim Peachey.

 SeedFlex coulters were selected after Tim noticed that weeds thrived on part of a field which had been rolled, whereas populations were much lower where the soil was less firm.  The latest Kuhn Venta power harrow/ drill combination has a new mounting system allowing easy separation and independent depth control of the power harrow, improving versatility.

alternative establishment systems, and he comments that it also saves at least one cultivation pass. After many years of dependable service Tim updated his machine to another of the same brand, but poor build quality resulted in reliability issues and Tim was soon forced to look at alternatives. “Farming alone I need machinery I can rely on so other brands were considered, including the latest Kuhn model which I had seen at Lamma. My local dealer Cotswold Farm Machinery provided a demonstration and it performed well. Availability of an extended hopper, increasing capacity to 1,800 litres, was an advantage allowing me to squeeze in two large bags of seed, enabling 5–6ha of drilling between fills rather than 3–4ha.”

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ploughing, while manure is applied to the grass. Straw is sold for organic mushroom production and PAS100 green waste is brought in, supplying much needed P and K. “Our soils tend to be very alkaline so we tackle that by spreading the compost on the grass where it is absorbed and nitrogen is fixed by the clover. Grass is ploughed after the second year in

October, then left over-winter ready for spring crops. Rye is being trialled this year as a possible replacement for wheat which has variable results. Clover is established by undersowing into the oats. A power harrow/drill combination is favoured for its ability to cope with the stony land and work in a range of conditions. It lets Tim get on earlier than using

However, the main attraction of the new Kuhn was the SeedFlex coulters – available as an alternative to traditional Suffolk versions. These disturb only a thin strip of soil where the seed has been placed and are followed by narrow rubber rollers which consolidate soil around the seed and act as depth wheels. “I’ve got one field with a significant black-grass problem and

hadn’t got around to rolling all of it last year. The rolled area developed a high black-grass population but there was less where the land wasn’t rolled as the soil was drier and grass weeds hadn’t thrived. This made me look at coulter design and I believed that, particularly on our quick-drying soils, leaving the area between seed rows loose would reduce weed establishment,” Tim explained. The Kuhn Venta HR drill and HR3030 power harrow were supplied last October by the dealer. As well as availability of the SeedFlex coulters, improvements over the previous model include a new chassis with the hopper mounted further forward for easier lifting and improved stability, as well as hydraulic adjustment of the packer roller and levelling bar giving easier adjustment that can be carried out on-the-move. The main change, however, is that the hopper, coulter bar and levelling bar are all carried by the rear roller support frame which gives two distinct advantages. Firstly, an improved linkage for coulter adjustment; one turnbuckle alters drilling depth and coulter pressure simultaneously, making adjustment of the drill very simple for the operator. The second is that the power harrow working depth can be altered independently of the drilling depth and without compromising the seedbed quality, or needing to adjust the seeding depth. Calibration is more convenient too and Tim said it takes just a few minutes from start to finish. “My drilling rates have never been so accurate and through the Isobus-linked display in the tractor cab I can easily increase or decrease the rate on the move. The drill also has a speed input so that it can adjust the seed outlet to maintain the set seed rate regardless of travel speed which allows me to make best continued over...

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use of the Fendt’s infinitely variable CVT transmission.” When Farmers Guide visited in late March, Tim had established approximately 170ha with the new drill. “It’s well made and there have been no problems at all,” he continued. “The power harrow copes well with our stony ground and the blades are barely worn. It’s performed really well and because conditions were ideal much earlier than usual this year, we drilled our first barley during the first week of January. It’s looking good and establishment across the field is impressively even,” he said. The only issue to have affected drilling so far this year was that in extremely wet conditions, soil picked up on the rubber depth rollers. “It’s not a problem,” commented Tim. “It’s a good indicator for us as to when conditions are just too wet, as everything has its limit.”

Seed rates Home-saved seed is preferred, as Tim believes seed produced on his land is from plants which have proved their suitability for his soils. Wheat is drilled at 235–250kg/ha, barley at 185kg/ha and oats are at 165–190kg/ ha. “We need to ensure there is enough crop canopy to smother weeds but with plants not so thickly established that their growth is restricted. We opted for 24 coulters at 12.5cm spacing rather than 20 at 15.0cm, because we don’t want too big a gap between seed rows which might allow weeds to thrive.” Seed is drilled at 25–38mm depth and Tim said that even if the soil type varies across the field, emergence has been even. “Our previous drill was affected far more by soil type and it was easy to see as crops emerged where the coulters had penetrated further or been pushed closer to the surface,” he said. Typical drilling speed is 10kph,

and work rates so far have averaged approximately 3ha/hr, allowing Tim to achieve 20–25ha per day easily on his own.

Popular range Cotswold Farm Machinery area sales manager Guy Medlicott said the Kuhn drill was the first of the latest type sold by the dealer, but that advantages of its design meant it has already created considerable interest. “It’s an ideal main drill for small to medium-sized farms and contractors, but it’s also a ‘get out of jail’ solution for larger farms which often use wider minimum tillage drills when conditions are ideal. Full Isobus control on the latest model saves customers having to invest in a separate screen and the clever linkage system means drivers can make adjustments quickly and get the most out of the drill very easily. Every drill also comes with a top link-controlled seed flow shutoff, so even those using manual control gain automatic seed flow shut-off when the drill is lifted at the headland.” The dealer has sold Kuhn machinery for more than 14 years and Guy said the brand’s popularity means examples of almost every product can be seen working within 30 minutes’ drive of the depot. “The line-up is always expanding and additional tillage solutions offering reduced disturbance have been a focus recently, including SeedFlex coulters on zero-tillage drills,” he added. “I’m really pleased with my decision to buy the Kuhn Venta drill,” concluded Tim. “It out-performs my previous machines’ work rates and accuracy, and creates an ideal environment for seed to flourish while reducing opportunities for weeds to develop. It’s well made, easy to set up and suits my situation ideally, and I know I have a very good local dealer in Cotswold Farm Machinery to provide back-up and advice when needed.” ■

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Barley drilled on 5th January was looking good when Farmers Guide visited in late March.

Tim (left) with Cotswold Farm Machinery representative Guy Medlicott.

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Bob Hubbard (1937–2019) Robert (Bob) Hubbard, the founder of Team Sprayers Ltd has died at the age of 81. Bob was born and grew up in Enfield, North London. His working career started at the Enfield Rolling Mills (ERM) when he left school aged just 16, but, at the age of 17, he took 2 years out for his National Service serving in the RAF before returning to ERM in the work study department. In 1964 Bob left ERM and was employed as the works manager at

Refrigeration Appliances (part of the same group as ERM), where he was instrumental in moving the company to Haverhill, Suffolk. In 1973 he moved again to Dorman Sprayers as the company’s works director until it was bought out by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies and then closed in 1980. It didn’t take Bob long to realise the potential for a new company which is when Team Sprayers was founded (1981). Remaining in the city of Ely, a team of seven local employees were recruited from Dorman, bringing with them a combination of skills and knowledge

which were an essential starting block for the newly founded company which was to carry on manufacturing agricultural sprayers and associated equipment. In 2002 at the age of 65 Bob was making firm plans for retirement. With his two boys, Danny and Philip, now fully involved in the business it made it an easier decision to break away from his beloved company. Three years later and it was time to make the break leaving the running and decision making to his sons, only advising as and when necessary. Now, some 17 years on, the business continues to grow with

the factory being recently fully refurbished and a newly built extension added. Bob’s pastimes included football and hockey at a much younger age and, in his later years, he enjoyed coaching the local football team. Other interests were fishing, walking, gardening, woodwork and woodturning, but his main passion was always for his drawing and painting. Bob was married to Marie for 54 years and was always very proud of his 2 sons Danny and Philip – enjoying family time especially with his 4 grandchildren.

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detail was his trademark. He worked closely with John Deere often testing new equipment in the field and personally dealt directly with a number of large farmers in the area with who he had a good relationship. He is survived by wife Gail, two children and two grandchildren. The family are collecting donations for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in his memory.

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East Anglian chartered accountants, Larking Gowen, has changed its name to MHA Larking Gowen (effective from 9th April 2019). The change is taking place because the firm has decided to take on the branding of its professional national association, MHA, it points out.

MHA was founded in 2010 and is made up of 9 large regional accountancy firms with over 50 offices across England, Scotland and Wales. The association members share resources and expertise, which helps them deliver a wide-reaching and stronger service to their client base. MHA is a member of Baker

the firm was securing its future and independence for years to come. “We see this as an essential step to take now to ensure that as MHA continues to evolve, we can be at the centre of that development,” he said. “As a founding member of MHA, we have been working closely with the association for a number of years. Closer affiliation with its branding gives us enhanced credibility in some key specialisms, which we can demonstrate on a national and international level. “With all the issues around Brexit, what better time to show that we have a well-respected international offering. Having the 10th largest global network on tap is a great regional unique selling point for the firm,” he continued. “We would like to reassure our clients and professional colleagues that the firm will retain its level of independence, local knowledge and high standards of service that people have come to expect from us.” ■

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Open Day

Customers join Yorkshire dealer celebrations A very successful open day at Peacock & Binnington’s new Halsham depot was the first since the dealer took over the business of long-established Northfield Agricultural Services. David Williams was there. The event was the public launch of the new trading agreement although Peacock & Binnington acquired its neighbour last autumn. Both were long-established Agco dealers and continuity of service is assured by the retention of the Halsham team following the takeover. Acquiring Halsham means Peacock & Binnington now represents all Agco brands across all of South Yorkshire from two depots; Selby and Halsham as well as Lincolnshire from three depots at Brigg, Corringham and Louth. Northfield Agricultural had been trading since 1976 at the site and had built a loyal customer base among farmers and contractors in the area and, building its reputation on excellent after-sales service, was an ideal fit for Lincolnshirebased Peacock & Binnington which

celebrates 125 years serving the industry this year. Brands represented include Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra and JCB along with quality complementary franchises; Krone, Joskin, Vaderstad, McHale, McConnel, Alpego, Cherry Products, LH Agro, Stihl, Draper, Stocks-Ag, Martin Lishman, Stewart Trailers, Larrington Trailers and Albutt. Dealer staff from across Peacock & Binnington’s depots were at the event assisted by manufacturer representatives to cope with the large number of product and service enquiries from new and existing customers and although the weather on the day was ideal for completing spring drilling and spraying, the attendance was excellent as customers were keen to meet the extended team and show their support for the dealer.

An advantage for customers is the wider range of franchises resulting from the amalgamation.

 An award was presented to the Cross family who owned and traded as Northfield Agricultural Services in recognition of 40 years as a Massey Ferguson dealer. The family remains fully involved despite the change of trading name, which has delighted existing customers. (l-r) Halsham depot administrator Sarah Wilkin, Richard Cross, George Cross and Massey Ferguson national sales manager for UK and Ireland William Judge.  Pride of place was taken by a special edition Massey Ferguson 7726 marking 125 years of trading by Peacock & Binnington. The exact colour specification remains a secret but up to 7 different shades are revealed depending on the lighting and viewing angle. The tractor will be displayed at all major events attended by the dealer, and sold at the end of this More over page... year. There has already been considerable interest from potential buyers.

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Benefits of the new trading agreement

More choice and improved back-up

Massey Ferguson area sales representative David Broad explained that customer benefits from the new trading agreement include support and back-up from a bigger dealer along with more specialist technical support, sales support and a wider range of demonstration equipment. “Peacock & Binnington depots all run as separate identities but with the backing of the parent company, and this means the Halsham branch will be no different and the dedication to customer care by George and Richard over many years will continue. Customers I have spoken with since the autumn when the business was taken over have been very positive and appreciate the benefits it offers and are excited by possibilities including a wider range of products available. “Luckily there was quite a wide overlap of franchises between the neighbouring dealers which helped create a natural fit and this not only benefits customers, but both businesses too.” Pictured (l-r) Massey Ferguson sales manager for harvesters Joe Ford, Peacock & Binnington Massey Ferguson brand manager Dan Woodall, David Broad and William Judge.

“We always receive great service, the depot is next door to our farm and we know the team is available whenever we need them,” explained local farmer Jonathan Hodgson who is pictured with daughters Lucy and Isabel and dealer senior sales support representative Rob Atkins. Jonathan said his tractor fleet includes two Fendts – a 720 and an 828, he runs a Massey Ferguson combine and also has a JCB Loadall 541-70 bought from the dealer. The 280ha farm is all arable growing combinable crops and Jonathan said that he believes service and parts back-up will become even better while a wider pool of machinery brands will allow a wider choice. “It’s all very reassuring for us,” he added.

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The Fendt Ideal combine displayed was the same machine which had recently appeared as the machinery prize winner at the 2019 Farmers Guide Awards for Excellence, and it had been cleaned and polished ahead of the open day by JGF Valeting based at Doncaster. Pictured with the Ideal are (l-r) Fendt area sales manager Simon Hewitt, Peacock & Binnington harvest sales support manager Scott Nicholson, JGF Valeting’s James Fisher and Ryan Baines and Fendt harvesting product manager Ant Risdon. Humberside Farmers is based at North Newbald, near York and foreman Paul Smith is pictured at the open day with members of the Vaderstad and dealer teams. The farm is all-arable with crops including oilseed rape, potatoes and peas although most of the 1,400ha is down to cereals. Vaderstad products used include a Rapid 6m drill plus Carrier, NZ and TopDown cultivators. “We stick with Vaderstad products as we have found we can always depend on them,” explained Paul. “The Rapid RDA600S drill is our third Rapid, and the latest is fitted with SeedEye ensuring superb accuracy. We changed from a 5m TopDown to a 6m model last year because we found it is more of a soil conditioner than a simple cultivator. On some of our heavier ground in particular, since moving to the TopDown our crops have been the best ever, and we credit much of this improvement to its performance.” Pictured are (l-r) Vaderstad UK managing director Michael Alsop, Paul Smith, George Cross and Vaderstad territory sales manager for the north Nick Tinker.

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Good service always available The Robinson family farms at Sunk Island, south-east of the Halsham depot. Trading as CG Robinson & Son the all-arable farm is mainly combinable crops although some land is rented out for vining peas. A Fendt 6275LMCS combine was purchased for the 2018 harvest with a 22ft PowerFlow table. “Our previous combine was almost identical but had a standard 20ft table and the improved performance resulting from the more even crop flow is impressive,” explained its main operator James Robinson. The farm has dealt with the Halsham dealer team since 1976 when it started offering Massey Ferguson products, and also operates a Challenger crawler. “Good service was always available,” said Michael Robinson, “and I am happy that the team at the depot is remaining while becoming part of a larger dealer will give us a wider choice of brands for the future. The Challenger was bought from Peacock & Binnington’s Brigg depot as that was the nearest franchised dealer at the time, but it will be much more convenient going forward being able to have it serviced more locally.” Pictured (l-r) Fendt area sales manager Simon Hewitt, James Robinson, Fendt area sales manager Ed Dennett, Michael Robinson and Fendt harvesting product manager Ant Risdon.

Since changing tractor brands to Valtra in 2007, the Hodgson family has never looked back. “We had used another brand for many years without problems, but then started to get reliability issues, and got fed up with big repair bills,” explained Will Hodgson. “We had heard a lot about Valtra and were recommended the brand for its reliability More over page... so we bought two; a T151 and a T131 both from the dealer looking after our area at that time. “We upgraded the T131 to a second T151 quite quickly then ran both until 2017 when we changed one for a new T174 Versu from Peacock & Binnington at Brigg which was our local dealer at that time. The improvements over the older model were significant and we have just taken delivery of a second T174, but an Active specification in February this year,” he added. “We have 240ha of arable cropping as well as bed and breakfast pigs and the Valtras spend much of their time on the pig unit and perform field top work and transport tasks. They are excellent for road work. “This Peacock & Binnington Halsham depot will be a big advantage for us as, although the service from Brigg was always excellent, this location is much more convenient. We have no doubts at all that we will remain with Valtra in future and are confident that back-up available from this depot will be just as good.”

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Mick Grant and his son Harry are pictured with George Cross (centre) and one of the Massey Ferguson tractors displayed. Trading as William Grant (Paul) Ltd and based at Roos, just a few miles from the Halsham depot, the farm is mainly arable with pigs too. Harry, who is the fifth generation of the family to farm there, commented that almost all the machinery was supplied by the dealer including Massey Ferguson tractors. “Our first Massey Ferguson was a 595 bought in the late 1970s and was the first sold by Northfield. We have run many over the years but now have a 7618 and a 7624 as well as a Fendt and a Challenger. Other machinery supplied from the depot includes a Vaderstad Rapid drill – our third of the type, a TopDown and a Rexius press. Trailers are from the dealer as well, and we have a Joskin tanker for the slurry. “There has always been back-up available any time we have needed it, and we believe that with the previous team remaining and the back-up of Peacock & Binnington going forward it’s all very positive.”

A Fendt Rogator self-propelled sprayer was displayed at an extreme angle to demonstrate its ability to adjust to follow ground contours. In the cab are enthusiastic youngsters Alfie (left) and Alex Watt, sons of Halsham depot administrator Colette Watt.

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New slurry applicator on display

Topcon specialist LH Agro had an indoor stand at which sales and service engineers Robert Reed (left) and James Donger were kept busy explaining features and benefits of the latest precision farming products. Automatic headland turns are available through X25 and X35 terminals with customisation including specifying the number of bouts skipped and the ability to automatically select all the tramlines first and then work the areas between. The new AE535 electric steering motor is more compact than its predecessor allowing tidier installation with a shallower motor unit and built in status lights and switches.

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A new Joskin Quadro 20,000-litre slurry applicator using the company’s Vacu-Storm pumping system was displayed, awaiting delivery to its new owner Tim Burdass (right) who is pictured with George Cross. Trading as J&M Burdass based at Kilham, Yorks, the farming business includes arable cropping – a mix of owned and whole farm contracted and pigs which are fattened for JSR. The tanker has been purchased to apply pig slurry and Tim explained that, equipped with a John Deere NIR sensor to measure nitrogen, phosphorous and potash, it is suitable for slurry or digestate and will be used also to provide contract slurry application for farms in the area. “With John Deere software in the cab, we can monitor and control variable rate applications to make the most of the nutrients available,” he explained.

Checking out the latest JCB Loadall with its new Command Plus cab are (l-r) Cooper Hemingway, Daniel Collinson, Phillip Collinson, David Collinson and Debbie Hemingway. The family are dairy farmers based at Willerby with a herd of Friesian Holsteins and arable land too, growing combinable crops used mainly for feed. More over page... “We have dealt with Northfield previously as well as Peacock & Binnington and we recently ordered one of the first of the new Loadalls; a 538-60 which is due for delivery in mid-May,” explained Phillip. “It’s replacing a 2014 Loadall which was bought with a 5-year, 4,000-hour warranty and is due for updating. We bought a second-hand Massey Ferguson combine from the dealer last year, and have also bought a McHale baler, a spreader and a Krone tedder and rake. We like dealing with the team and can rely on the after-sales service,” he added.

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...More on previous page A wide range of Draper workshop tools was displayed, many available with special discounts for the event, but the product attracting most attention was an induction heater priced at just £525. “It’s designed for rusted components such as bolts and bearings,” explained Draper area sales manager Richard Adams. “It quickly heats metal components of up to 42mm diameter and is supplied with three pre-formed induction coils suitable for most farm situations. There is also a free-style length of cable which can be looped around components where the supplied loops aren’t suitable. It runs from a 13-amp mains socket, the tool and wire remains cool and there is no naked flame so it’s much safer than using oxyacetylene in the workshop,” he added. Watching Richard (left) demonstrate the heater were the Jobling family from nearby Eastfield Farm, Hollym; Harold and Peter Jobling and son-in-law John Purse. The family has dealt with the dealer since it started trading, approximately 43 years ago, pointed out Peter.

Handler attachments on display Tim Leather (left) and his son Jamie are pictured with Graham Cherry (centre) of Cherry Products and a selection of handler attachments displayed at the event. Farming at Green Hammerton, Tim explained that the farm has a Holstein dairy herd and also grows arable crops. A fleet of Massey Ferguson machinery includes tractors from a 1960s 35X to a 2-year old telehandler, used with Cherry Products attachments, and a Massey Ferguson combine bought second-hand last year. “We deal with Peacock & Binnington’s Selby depot and have always received good service – we rate them 10 out of 10,” he explained.

Reassuring warranty

On the Martin Lishman stand, grain storage products including the Floor Vent system as well as small sprayers for field margins were creating considerable interest, explained sales executive Tom Pickering (left) and national sales manager Joel Capper.

Alpego was an established brand for Northfield Agricultural Services but is new to Peacock & Binnington and sales from the Halsham depot have been mainly power harrows, flail mowers and drills,” explained area sales manager for the north of England Robert Wilmshurst. “This area includes a lot of heavy ground and our power harrows have a full three-year drive-line and structural warranty which is reassuring for users.”

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Straw baling demand

Both Peacock & Binnington and Northfield Agricultural Services have represented McConnel in their trading areas for many years, selling large numbers of Power Arm verge and hedge-cutters to contractors and farmers explained territory manager Ian Lax who is pictured with one of the latest models. “Most are 5.5–8.0m models and as well as the hedge-cutters, the dealer has recently supplied an Agribuggy.”

Halsham is the only Peacock & Binnington depot from which McHale machinery is available, having been offered by Northfield Agricultural for many years. “Most demand is for straw baling with the large number of arable farms in the area explained McHale sales manager for the north of England Mike Jackson (pictured). The V660 belt baler accounts for most sales and customers know it will be backed up by great service from an enthusiastic team.”

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The Farnaby family farms at Scorborough, near Driffield, Yorks and pictured (l-r) are Dom Cuthbert with his uncle Andrew, George Cross and Colin and Harry Farnaby. The mixed farm includes a commercial beef suckler herd of pure Limousin cattle and much of the machinery used has been supplied by the Halsham depot. “We bought our first Massey Ferguson 2620 from George and still run Massey Ferguson today,” explained Colin. “Back-up from the dealer is excellent and we have always found the team loyal to us, so we are loyal to them. We are pleased that following the takeover by Peacock & Binnington the original team remains involved and we can appreciate that going forward there will be a wider range of machinery available to us. “We run a JCB Loadall too, and bought a second-hand Vaderstad drill and we currently operate a fleet of four Massey Ferguson tractors which we try to keep up to date. It’s a fairly reliable brand; we get very few issues and with the good team backing it up at this dealer we have just what we need.”



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Looking ahead to the EYF Show Essex Young Farmers Show FACTS When: Where: More info: Gate prices:

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Organisers of the Essex Young Farmers Show are looking forward to welcoming around 16,000 visitors to their annual event. The Show is being held at Boyton Hall, Roxwell on Sunday May 19. It is set up and run by Essex Young Farmers aged 16-26 years old. The organisers say that visitors will be able to browse a wide range of stalls in the food hall and around the showground and all the latest farm machinery from local dealers. There will be a huge variety of livestock and attractions throughout the day in the main, game fair and equine rings. This year there will be monster trucks in the main ring, which is a first for the Essex YFC Show, say organisers. There is a wide range of rural crafts, other children’s attractions and much more to be enjoyed on the day. Parking is free, and under 16s go free too. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead at all times.

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Crawler combines performance, economy and comfort Allowing Fendt engineers to redesign a rubber-tracked crawler series from the ground up meant the result was bound to feature extra comfort and efficiency and especially a CVT transmission. David Williams has been trying it out. Agco Challenger crawlers are a common sight on UK farms; their ability to stretch work windows and reduce compaction valued by many large arable growers. Sister company Fendt took over the range in late 2017 with first deliveries of green models commencing in early 2018, and while the larger Challenger 800-series remained similar in its new guise as Fendt 1100MT models, the smaller 700-series became 900 Vario MT models and availability stopped for a while concluding 7 years’ research and development as Fendt engineers put final touches to an all-new range. The larger 1100MT series includes 4 models from 492–646hp, all with the same powershift transmission as their predecessors but Fendt is known for its Vario infinitely-variable transmissions and central to the new 380–431hp, 3-model 900MT series’ design was the inclusion of a new Vario Drive gearbox. Until quite recently, CVT transmissions were regarded as ideal for tractors working in low draft situations where their operating advantages outweighed the loss in power transmission efficiency.

However, design improvements including the ability to ‘lock-up’ the transmission to reduce power losses have made it suitable for larger tractors too, and the small reduction in mechanical efficiency is easily outweighed in most situations by increased flexibility in the field.

Comfort and productivity Fendt 900 Vario MT models share the company’s own transmission with 1000-series wheeled tractors, available with up to 538hp. “Priority for design engineers was improving operator comfort as much as optimising efficiency and productivity,” explained Fendt tracked tractor product specialist Gergely Olah. “The result was effective chassis and cab suspension and the 900 Vario MT is the only twin-track machine with suspended mid rollers. The whole undercarriage was lengthened by 13cm, all added at the front and much of the weight is carried by coil springs with up to 260mm travel assisted by shock absorbers on each side, and with rubber blocks to cushion in extreme conditions.” continued over...

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To prove his point, during Farmers Guide’s walk-around, Gergely grabbed the front ballast weight and rocked the front of the 16t tractor up and down. “Previously the rear mid roller pivots were directly under the seat so when travelling over bumps the shock was felt above. Moving the pivot point forward has reduced the effect of undulations on the driver,” he added. The new carriage design allows independent movement of each track, and the assemblies oscillate up to 11 degrees for precise ground contour following. Drive is through the rear wheels by friction and a chevron pattern on the rubber face ensures any debris is quickly cleared. Correct tension is essential and this is provided by hydraulic rams with gas accumulators acting on each front idler wheel allowing a range of movement and keeping the tracks central. “It’s a simple system,” explained Gergely. “In extreme conditions up to 8cm of ram travel is available and to check tension the operator has only to glance at the ram and a visible shiny section means movement is available and no adjustment is needed.” Three large mid rollers maintain track alignment and maximise ground contact area. Polyurethane snap-in discs on the inner edges where they rub against the tracks’ rubber blocks reduce heat build up. No daily maintenance is needed. Hub oil levels are checked by sightglass and oil is changed at 2,000 hours. The Tri Bogie suspension system allows any combination of one or more rollers to lift and pivot around objects, and maximises weight distribution and traction. Gergely explained that for maximum productivity

approximately 5 per cent track to ground slippage is ideal, but more than 10 per cent slippage suggests operations should be stopped. “Correct ballasting results in the tractor remaining horizontal under load to maximise track to ground contact, counteracting the natural tendency for the front to lift when pulling hard.”

Engine development Power is from an Agco Power 7-cyl, 9.8-litre engine with significant updates for this application. Challenger models replaced by the 900 Vario MT-series produced maximum power at 2,100rpm, whereas the new engines achieve maximum power at just 1,700rpm, reducing noise, wear and tear and fuel consumption. “Higher revs were needed for previous models to travel 40kph, but with the Vario the same speed is achieved easily at just 1,500– 1,600rpm,” added Gergely. The main cooling fan is borrowed from 1000 Vario-series wheeled tractors and pushes air through radiator screens from the front, rather than sucking it through from behind the cooling pack. A 1.5mm gap between the fan blade ends and the housing creates a pressurised system, and hydraulic drive precisely regulates fan speed to meet demand. A reversing fan option is available for high dust environments.

CVT benefits The Vario transmission is similar to that of the 1000 Vario tractors. Infinite speed control between 20m/h and 40kph can be achieved without manually changing speed ranges. Two huge 370cm³ hydrostatic motors adjust independently, and at higher operating speeds the second hydro-motor decouples to increase efficiency. Control is fully automatic

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to maximise efficiency. Because speed ranges are virtual, target operating speeds can be set and memorised within the Vario terminal for recall at a touch of the screen, and integrated within headland management sequences. Farmers Guide’s test drive under supervision of Fendt UK tractor product specialist Peter Henson included gentle slopes and wet, slippery ground and the TMS proved extremely efficient adjusting to variable traction conditions and operating speeds. Even with the heavy cultivator at maximum 30cm working depth the CVT transmission was smooth and made easy work of the task, and the only time the change in gear ratios was felt was when mechanical lock-up occurred, providing maximum pulling efficiency. At a comfortable 11kph operating speed the 431hp engine settled down at approximately 1,550rpm. Users familiar with the Challenger crawler will know that to maximise work rates and efficiency load requirements must be anticipated in advance and suitable ratios selected, especially when pulling away under load. The new Fendt crawler simply requires the operator to select and adjust the required speed on the joystick by pushing it forward or pulling it back, or to select one of the two cruise control memory buttons through which speeds

are achieved without any further operator intervention. Drive takeup is always gentle, although four rates of ‘aggression’ can be selected by a joystick-mounted switch, and this means the tractor is gentler on implements and should result in decreased track wear than directdrive mechanical systems. Users interviewed by Farmers Guide who have updated to the new Fendt from the previous model say greater ease of use is a significant benefit and automatic adjustment by the TMS reduces engine revs whenever possible achieving noticeable fuel savings. Although the operator is free to select engine and transmission operating parameters there is little need, as full automatic operation is suitable for most situations including road work where pulling away from junctions is easier without risk of stalling. Adjustments include engine ‘droop’. This is the amount by which engine revs are allowed to reduce as load increases rather than injecting more fuel to keep them constant. For some PTO operations such as working with pneumatic drills this would be set to minimum variation to keep shaft-driven fan speed constant, while the CVT transmission allows infinitely variable travel speed control, but otherwise most users leave the setting in ‘auto mode’ allowing the TMS system to regulate it.

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Machinery Operator-friendly The Fendt 10.4-in Variotronic display monitors and adjusts all operating parameters and is used for GPS guidance. It proved easy to see even with a low sun angle and menus were quick to use and intuitive with quick jump buttons allowing sequences to be by-passed for added convenience. A criticism of many twin-track crawler auto-steer systems is a twitchy ride caused by the system’s attempts to maintain straight lines through track steering, but there was no evidence of this with the 900 Vario MT. Programming headland management sequences is straightforward and the novice test user quickly got to grips with setting it up and making changes. Visibility from the cab, which includes 6.27m2 of glass, is excellent with clear vision down to the front of the tracks. Heavy rain showers on the test day demonstrated the broad sweep of the front wiper, leaving little area obscured. The rear screen is curved, allowing the operator an unobstructed view of wider implements than the 6m Amazone Ceus provided for the test. Travelling between fields demonstrated the tractor’s impressive ride quality and the visibility. The suspension is effective, soaking up most vibration from the track cleats and comfort levels are close to a wheeled tractor. Use on roads is another situation in which advantages of the CVT have impressed early users, as controlling speed using just the foot pedal without having to select suitable gears allows full attention to other traffic.

users of both machines argue that the CVT unit is only heard because of the quieter engine, and overall noise levels are noticeably lower making it easier to spend long days in the seat.

Future developments So, with the Fendt brand synonymous with CVT transmissions and the new 900-series crawlers proving popular, how long before we see a Vario transmission offered in the larger 1100MT range? Fendt representatives won’t comment, but for a company offering only CVT systems across its other tractor series, it’s something anticipated by prospective customers and it can’t be too long before its flagship 1100MT tracked tractors have it too. ■

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Verdict The new 900 Vario MT is proving popular. Sales so far have been to a mix of customers from first time crawler users to those previously using Challengers and other makes of twin-track machine. Ease of use is excellent and although there are plenty of automatic settings available to help operators of all levels of experience to achieve impressive economy and work rates; for advanced users there is also potential to make fine adjustments to tweak performance to the maximum. Comfort is impressive, the cab has plenty of space, clear controls and good visibility and there is plenty of storage for odds and ends. Noise levels are very low, but first impression is that the Vario transmission is noisier than the Challenger’s powershift. Experienced

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Versatility across variable soil types is central to drill’s success Further measures to control black-grass include drilling winter wheat as late as possible to achieve as many as three spray-offs and ensuring the drilling depth does not disturb soil below seed level. Last autumn, the wheat on the lighter land wasn’t drilled until the end of October.

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Hampshire farmer Mark Glover is impressed with the versatility of the Lemken Solitair 9 drill he purchased in 2013.

Like many farmers, Mark Glover is faced with a problem for which there is no easy solution: how do you manage land that varies from being very light and workable, to heavy clay without the need for a shed full of different cultivators and drills? Based in Hampshire at Blackbarn Farm, Grateley, near Andover, Mr Glover farms 345ha of loam over flinty chalk while, just a few miles down the road, he contract farms 160ha of heavy clay land and, nearby he is contracted to perform all the machinery work on a further 365ha, apart from ploughing and

fertiliser spreading. “It all makes for an interesting and what could be thought of as a challenging mix of soil types and work requirements,” he says. In terms of cropping, Mr Glover grows winter wheat, winter barley, spring barley and oilseed rape. A belief that oilseed rape may now have ‘plateaued’ as a break crop has seen him reduce the area for this crop by 40ha this year, replacing it with spring oats. “Some parts of the farm have been hit badly by flea beetle and I think we now need to look more carefully at the varieties we grow if rape is to have a future with us,” he says. Managing black-grass has led to the use of a cover crop mix of fodder radish and rye in the land destined for spring barley. This is grazed down by a flock of sheep before being sprayed off and the land drilled.

“I consider drilling to be the key job on the farm – get it wrong and you can waste a lot of time and money,” he says. “So it was essential we had a drill that could fulfil all our requirements; the ability to drill on ploughing, on tilled land and directly into stubbles, as we do for the oilseed rape and the spring barley. “The drill also needed to be able to cope with high levels of crop residues and a wide range of soil types in a wide range of conditions.” Creating a drill capable of all these requirements was a big ask and perhaps calling for the pinnacle of drill design, but Mr Glover believes the versatility of the Lemken Solitair 9 drill he purchased in 2013, makes it a strong contender for such an accolade, should there be one. A semi-mounted, 6m pneumatic drill with folding wings, the Solitair has an electronically powered metering system delivering seed to 4 distribution heads which feed it out to the 40 disc coulters. “The distribution heads are positioned just above the coulters and have feed pipes of equal length,” explains Mr Glover. “This means that when starting off, the coulters all receive seed at the same time across the full width of the drill.” On arrival at the double disc coulters, seed is placed at a depth

controlled by individual wheels, helping to ensure an accurate depth is maintained in changing soil conditions and at high operating speed.

Flexible use The ability of the Solitair 9 to place seed accurately, using modern metering systems that offer variable rate control is perhaps to be expected but, according to Mr Glover, the drill’s greatest attribute is to be able to use the drill unit either as a solo machine when, say direct drilling or on cultivated land, or use it in conjunction with various cultivation methods. “We have a set of discs we can attach to the front of the drill and, for heavier, deeper cultivation there is a rigid-tined, winged cultivator,” he says. “Both have the same simple two-pin attachment system and, usefully, both can also be used as cultivators in their own right.” Now, with about 5,060ha under its belt, and still with the same disc coulters on board, how does Mr Glover rate the Solitair 9 drill’s performance? “Overall, I would have to say the drill has worked well and reliably, and maintenance costs have been low, although we have had to fit new discs to the disc harrows this year, but that’s flinty land for you. The drill is available with operatorfriendly electronic control systems which include variable seed rate control and headland management shut-off and tramline operation. “All of which makes for high output drilling – we aim for 40ha/ day – which is good, but it has to be the drill’s versatility I find most impressive.” ■

New addition to manufacturer’s plough range German manufacturer Lemken has launched its new Diamant 16 plough in the UK. The plough features Optiline which provides an adjustment system to prevent lateral pull during ploughing. The range of applications for this plough has also been broadened to cater for larger tractors with greater pulling power. From the Diamant 11 range the traction increase system has been expanded by a feature for reducing pressure at the headlands contributing to even greater fuel savings. This allows higher system

pressures, which result in even more weight being shifted from the plough and front tractor axle to the rear tractor axle. As a result, the tractor/plough combination gains even greater pulling force. The dimensions of all main bearings have been enlarged and the on-land version has also been updated, allowing the implement to be used with tractors with external widths of up to 4m. This ensures that the wheels always maintain a sufficient distance from the furrow edges, even in difficult conditions. The Diamant 16 features hydraulic depth adjustment. The

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working depth is set via the threepoint linkage at the front and via the transport wheel at the rear, either via hydraulic/mechanical equipment or optionally via a hydraulic/electrical mechanism.

The relevant shut-off valve is set to either the set or work position. This can be done manually or via a spool valve operated from the tractor seat which is proving popular with UK farmers, says Lemken. ■

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Tyre manufacturer investment reflects growing demand Investment by agricultural tyre manufacturer BKT shows no sign of slowing as the company celebrated the official opening of its new European headquarters in April. David Williams was there.

as a target area, and are working with Claas to develop these for OE fitment.” Asked about additional areas of product development Dilip said that rubber tracks will be offered from 2020, including a range for industrial and construction equipment and a separate range for agriculture. “The operating characteristics are very different,” he explained, “and there will probably be just one size for high horsepower tractors initially, with tracks for harvesters and additional tractor sizes added later.”

Agricultural commitment BKT’s off-highway tyres division was formed in 1987 and its manufacturing facilities include a modern plant in Bhuj, India which is the world’s largest of its type. An impressive 10ha tyre test site aids development of the company’s own ranges allowing performance comparison with all other major brands. Part of the company’s success is its ability to develop new tyres from concept to full production quickly. Moulds are made in-house, and average time taken from initial design to sale is just six months, including rigorous testing at the plant and by potential users.

Meeting growing demand Initially BKT tyres were regarded by UK users as a low-cost solution for less demanding use but as the range evolved, and having proved a match for other premium brands, they are now offered as original equipment (OE) by most tractor and machinery manufacturers. The company’s range of agricultural tyres is massive and includes IF and VF types to match

“Our goal is to permanently strengthen the presence of the BKT brand with original equipment manufacturers in Europe, and we know how to achieve it,” said BKT Europe CEO Mrs Lucia Salmaso. Pictured at BKT’s Bhuj tyre production plant when Farmers Guide visited in 2016 are European team members; (l-r) marketing and communication manager Gabriella Usiello, Lucia Salmaso and digital marketing and social media specialist Jennifer Rauch.

the top specification of any other manufacturer, but one of the brand’s advantages is its competitive pricing achieved through efficient tyre development and cost-effective manufacturing. BKT Europe was set up 13 years ago, and the new European headquarters at Seregno, Italy provides much needed capacity to keep up with growing demand. The new offices span 500m2, including areas dedicated to technical innovation, logistics, OE management, marketing and corporate development, and will be home to the 15-member European team. A large new warehouse is at the same site and there is also a state-of-the-art visitor centre. BKT Space is claimed to be the only digital training and information facility entirely dedicated to tyres and includes VR Space - a virtual reality suite allowing customers and dealers to ‘visit’ the company’s facilities such as the production plant in Bhuj without leaving Europe. Tire World provides an interactive touch wall where visitors can find out about agricultural, industrial and earthmover tyres. BKT’s European sales success has been impressive, and now represents 50 per cent of the company’s turnover which passed $900M (£690M) globally in 2018. BKT Europe CEO Lucia Salmaso says the company’s goal is to increase its presence and market share even further in Europe. “Our goal is to permanently strengthen the presence of the BKT brand with original equipment manufacturers, and we know how to achieve it. “Our new headquarters has a key role in this regard and we will now be much stronger in every European segment; agriculture, industry, earthmoving, mining, port

handling, gardening and ATV. Now we have one of the most complete ranges on the market and increased production capacity thanks to our most recent Bhuj plant, and we are ready to grow.”

Not just tyres Talking to Farmers Guide, president and director of technology Dilip Vaidya stressed that further development of the VF tyres range to meet increased demand is the priority. “They are the future and we have no doubt that sales of VF tyres will continue to increase, and replace IF tyres completely,” he said. “Their ability to carry 40 per cent extra load at the same pressure as standard tyres means they offer advantages over IF versions which typically carry 20 per cent more. “We already have 6–8 sizes in our Agrimax V-Flecto tractor range and a large selection of VF sizes in our Spargo series for self-propelled sprayers. We offer IF tyres for cotton harvesters currently, but see VF tyre technology for combine harvesters

There is no doubt that BKT is determined to continue growing its share of the European agricultural tyre market and with its intention to develop rubber tracks too, other manufacturers will be watching closely. For UK users and machinery manufacturers, the new European headquarters demonstrates the family-owned company’s commitment to matching growing sales success with genuine back-up, both before and after purchase. ■

BKT president and director of technology Dilip Vaidya was interviewed at the event by Farmers Guide.

An event highlight was the presentation of the Tire Industry Association Hall of Fame award to company chairman and managing director Arvid Poddar. This is widely regarded as the most prestigious award for those connected with the tyre industry. Arvid (centre left) is handed the award by his son and joint managing director Rajiv Poddar, watched by the company’s senior management team.

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News Strategic parts partnership announced A strategic partnership which sees Lincolnshire-based dealership AgriLinc acquiring the Brock Parts division of J Brock & Sons, has been announced. The move will allow J Brock & Sons to focus on its core new and used machinery business while providing Agri-Linc the opportunity to expand its spare parts offering. The Brock Parts location at Woodhams Farm, Thaxted in Essex will now be known as ‘Agri-Linc – Thaxted Depot’. The depot will continue to serve with a trade counter, supplying the existing range of parts and accessories such as Bourgault Tillage,


(L-R) J Brock & Sons’ Philip Brock, AgriLinc’s Ben Whyles and Agri-Linc Thaxted Depot manager, Peter Gilder.

Simba Great Plains, Draper, DuraTil and Avenue parts, but it will also stock a select choice of Agri-Linc wearing parts including Proforge attachments, tractor weights and forklift brackets. According to the companies, customers of Brock Parts that have a credit account facility can continue this with Agri-Linc and vice versa. In addition, existing Brock Parts and Avenue Agriculture customers will benefit from the extensive range of equipment featured in Agri-Linc’s

catalogue and online site; Speaking at the announcement of the strategic partnership, Agri-Linc’s Ben Whyles said: “This is an exciting opportunity. It unfolds a wider product range to our existing customers, bringing expertise and large product ranges from notable brands such as

Bourgault. For Agri-Linc it’s a new venture, with a new location and new customers, bringing our reliable service and parts coverage to a much wider audience.” J Brock & Sons’ Philip Brock added: “Our two companies have always had synergies and this is another exciting move for joint benefit.” ■

Award for construction apprentice Construction apprentice Alex Critchley was presented with the Apprentice of the Year 2019 award at The Sentinel’s annual Business Awards. With the continuous growth of the company, Graham Heath Construction has been using apprenticeships as a way of bringing in new, fresh talent to the company. The company manufactures steel framed buildings for the agricultural, industrial and equestrian industries.

Alex Critchley was employed as the company’s first apprentice in 2017 and is set to complete his studies in summer 2019. From then, he will be offered a permanent, full-time position with the company to continue expanding his skill set and building on his experience. Alex was presented with a plaque of his award, an engraved planter, a bottle of Champagne and complimentary tickets for a show at the new Vic Theatre.

Tom Richardson was the second apprentice to join the company in summer 2018, but with Tom’s rapid development, the team is now ready to start expanding sfurther and looking to employ its third apprentice CAD draughtsman. Interested applicants can contact general manager Paul Hanson for more information. ■ Apprentice of the Year Alex Critchley (left) with Gareth Higgins MBE of award sponsor, KMF Group.

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A very successful early April open day by Oliver Agriculture at its main Wandon End, Luton depot provided a great opportunity for customers to view all the main brands, and find out about services on offer from the long-established dealer. The original trading company AT Oliver & Sons Ltd has been in business since 1823, became one of the first UK Claas dealers in 1947, and now operates from five depots – Luton, Beds; Tingewick, Bucks; and Reading, Berks as well as new depots at Winchester, Hants and Petworth, Sussex – both to cover new southern sales areas to which it was appointed by Claas in October last year.

Quality brands Along with the full range of Claas equipment including combines, tractors, Scorpion telehandlers, Jaguar forage harvesters, square and round balers, mowers, rakes and tedders, complementary franchises include Horsch; Dal-Bo; Opico; Maschio; Strautmann; He-Va; Samson; Spreada-Bale; Grange Machinery; Richard Western; KRM; Teagle; Lynx; Samson; Tanco; Philip Watkins; Bunning; Maidwell Molers; Martin Lishman; Cherry Products; StocksAg and Techneat Engineering. The annual open days are a

popular event in the local farming calendar and always well attended. The regional Martin Lishman moisture meter grain clinic is an attraction for growers in the area offering quick and convenient testing and certification of grain moisture and temperature measuring equipment. “It’s always a pleasure to be invited to Oliver Agriculture’s Luton open day,” commented Teagle area sales manager Chris White. “Holding the grain clinic at the event is a great idea, and with the wide range of tractors and other products displayed it makes it a useful and interesting day out for farmers. “We have an excellent relationship with the dealer and enjoy spending time with the sales team and directors.” New at this year’s event for the first time was Grange Machinery with its range of cultivation and fertiliser application products for which Oliver Agriculture has recently been appointed the company’s first UK dealer.

An attraction each year is the Martin Lishman moisture meter grain clinic to which growers can bring their meters for accuracy checking and certification pre-harvest.

Opico equipment displayed included grassland maintenance products, Maschio power harrows and drills, and a Strautmann VertiMix feeder wagon. “We were delighted to support Oliver Agriculture at what has become a well organised and supported event in the local calendar,” said Opico He-Va product specialist Glenn Bootman. “As one of our longest-established dealers it is always good to see customers new and old, and to agree deals on the day for products stocked by the dealer. We very much look forward to supporting the company again at its 2020 event.” Pictured are Glenn (left) and Maschio product manager David Day.

 Dal-Bo sales assistant Thomas Atkin is pictured with a PowerRoll 1230, 5-section 12.3m roll sold locally on the day.  KRM Bogballe spreaders are popular with arable and grassland farmers in the area for their spreading accuracy and southern England sales representative Chris Wear is pictured (left) with Oliver Luton field sales manager James Beaton.

Luton depot field sales manager, Rex Hedges (centre) is pictured with Jamie Burrows (left) and Peter Keates and their new Claas Lexion 740 combine.

 Claas Scorpion handlers gained many updates last year and the latest models attract considerable attention from current Claas users as well as those operating competitor products. With a Scorpion 741 are (left) Oliver’s Winchester depot parts manager Robert Bushell and service manager Steven Hickin.

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Machinery  Spread-a-Bale sales manager for UK and Ireland David Bull is pictured with some of his company’s products at the open day.

 Displayed for the first time at the event was new franchise Grange Machinery. With the dealer’s demonstration Grange 6LDT lowdisturbance toolbar are Rhun Jones and Angus Noble, both from the supplier.

A Samson PG11 20 tanker fitted with an 18m drip hose boom mounted on an 8t rear linkage and with hydraulic suspension and a rear steering axle also had unique injector filling which requires no vacuum pump. With the impressive machine are (l-r) Oliver’s sales director Russell Hallam and field sales managers based at Petworth – Gavin Elliott and Aaron Dadswell. With a Bunning Lowlander 150 TVA rear discharge spreader, which had been sold by the dealer, are (l-r) Oliver Reading depot-based John Textor, Bunning UK sales manager Ben Johnson and Oliver Reading-based field sales manager Peter Brown. 62206

Horsch UK regional sales manager looking after drills and cultivation equipment, Ross Gregg and Horsch Leeb regional sales manager responsible for application systems, Matt Smith were on-hand to talk visitors through the range of Horsch products on offer through Oliver’s dealer network. “The event is always well attended and provides a great opportunity to meet with long-standing and new customers,” commented Matt. Pictured with a Horsch Leeb trailed sprayer are (l-r) Ross, Matt and Oliver’s Petworth depot service manager Jeremy Uren.

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Hire offers advantages for expanding business Norfolk farmer and contractor Charles Saffell, trading as HC Beales & Co, uses a mix of owned, as well short- and longterm hire tractors in his fleet.

When a long-established Norfolk family farm added an agricultural contracting service to its activities, running reliable, modern machinery was a priority. David Williams reports. Based at Crown farm, Great Ellingham HC Beales & Co is run by Charles Saffell and family. Charles is the fourth generation of his family running the business which farms approximately 800ha of its own land together with a nearby farm on a contract farming agreement. Cropping includes wheat, barley, oilseed rape, sugar beet and maize grown for a nearby anaerobic digester. Stubble to stubble contracting

for other landowners within a 25–30 mile radius of the base, along with individual contracting operations, are also offered and the company looks after maize production from drilling to harvesting for two AD plants in the county belonging to Future Biogas Ltd and Egmere Energy Ltd.

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had to be seen to be running reliable, efficient machinery so customers knew we wouldn’t let them down. We did shop about including considering two other brands from the local dealers, but the offer for the John Deeres was competitively priced and we knew the back-up from the dealer would be unbeatable.” Full-time machinery operators include Charles and two others, and two additional self-employed staff work nine months of the year. During the busy harvesting period additional temporary staff join the team. Charles said the John Deere tractors are popular with everyone using them and being able to swap two Starfire GPS receivers between several tractors is an advantage making precision RTK guidance available for a variety of tasks including drilling.

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included a 250hp (300hp max) 6250R; a 215hp (255hp max) 6215R and a 155hp (195hp max) 6155R. During busy periods two 6215Rs and a 6155R were also hired and three tractors of other brands are also owned. “As well as allowing us to run a large, modern fleet cost effectively, advantages of hiring include not having to worry about depreciation and service costs, and if a tractor breaks down, then we know a replacement will be supplied almost immediately. “There are few disadvantages although we have to watch the number of hours worked as additional charges are made for going over what has been agreed. This means that we sometimes shuffle tractors around to avoid putting too many on a particular machine. The only other issue is tyre wear, as on long-term hire tractors’ tyre condition on return is part of the agreement, so there is either a charge made for the wear or if it’s excessive then we have to replace them. It’s not a big issue as we would have to pay for tyre wear if we owned the tractors,” he added.

Hire versus purchase Successful business growth means Charles has recently replaced the two

smaller long-term hire tractors with purchased machines, also supplied by Ben Burgess. “We are constantly gaining new customers and had seen working hours increasing as a result. Most of our tractors currently work 1,500 hours or more per year and changing to a purchase agreement means that as this figure increases it is less of a concern. We actually found the dealer extremely fair when tractors were returned with more than the agreed number of hours worked, but it’s something we wanted to avoid if possible.” The 6250R is the main draft tractor and Charles opted to keep this on long-term hire. The agreement is for 3 years with up to 1,200 hours worked annually, which allows for future business growth as currently it averages just over 1,000 hours per year. “I like the flexibility of running a mix of owned and hired machines and, for the future, it suits me to keep the larger tractor on hire and bring in additional smaller tractors on short-term hire for the busy maize and wholecrop rye harvesting season,” he commented.

Apart from the John Deere tractors, almost everything is owned. “We now run two self-propelled forage harvesters and looked at hiring these, but purchase with a service agreement was considered a better option. We own some trailers and hire others in for the maize harvest which suits us too as these are needed for only a short period each year,” he explained. “For the future, hiring a selfpropelled sprayer is something which might also offer advantages.”

Successful strategy Charles said that whether purchasing

or hiring, back-up from Ben Burgess has been exceptional. “We deal with David English at the Norwich depot and he is always very helpful, understands how we work and is keen to help us find the most effective solutions. Hiring tractors proved successful while building our contracting business and to meet seasonal requirements it remains the best option. We are keen to attract more customers to both our contract farming service and for specific field contracting operations and we know we can only do that using modern, reliable machinery.” ■

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Hiring agricultural machinery is one way to be able to weather uncertainty and gain access to machinery without the costs of storing and maintaining equipment. Warwick-based Ellis Machinery says. “Hire also gives the flexibility to try new systems and machinery without the up-front investment, plus when you hire from Ellis Machinery you have the option to offset the hire cost should you decide to purchase the machine.” Hiring machinery is rapidly growing in popularity as more and more farmers include it in their business plan to reduce costs and improve effectiveness, to get the most out of shrinking

farm incomes. While purchasing machinery is the best option in some situations, hiring can give the opportunity to try out a potential purchase and avoid expensive mistakes. Ellis offers a range of equipment to hire including cultivators, ploughs and drills as well as tractors and trailers. The company’s website includes an online hire calculator so that customers can generate an estimate of the cost of hiring for a particular task by selecting the type of machine required and the acreage expected for an estimate. Timings, costings and transport would then need to be confirmed with a member of the sales team. ■

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four decades of operations, there is something to suit the needs and budgets of all farmers.” APH is also an independent stockholder of parts for New Holland and Claas combine harvesters and carries stock worth in excess of £1 million including some 5,000 offthe-shelf items to cover a wide range of both current and established combine models. APH offers comprehensive product knowledge, excellent customer service and next day delivery on items from stock. ■

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Wiltshire grower finds the key to success with stored grain Imagine having a means of knowing the relative humidity and temperature of stored grain at any given moment and the ability to control fan operation remotely by pre-setting temperature and moisture parameters. Wiltshire farmer David Lemon discovered he could do this prior to harvest 2018 when he became the first grower in the UK to install a Robydome AVC 300 smart grain monitoring and control system – operated and fine-tuned by using his mobile phone. Although feeling his way initially, he very soon found he could make serious energy savings, while at the same time boosting grain quality. David runs the 1,600ha Grafton Farm Partnership at East Grafton, in the east of the county, growing 400ha each of winter wheat, oilseed rape and spring barley – the balance being down to rye, maize or alternative crops for rotational benefit. Milling wheat goes to Ranks at Andover, while the premium spring barley is destined to satisfy the lager drinkers of Europe. “Last year, we decided to take advantage of a grant scheme that was available at the time, which aimed to improve the quality of grain in store,” he explains, “so we opted to go down the Robydome route. In a nutshell, the system basically turns the fans on and off automatically, according to demand, to the parameters that we set. “The combines start to run here when moisture gets down to 18 per cent in the wheat, with the barley at 16.5–17.0 per cent – which we then take down to 13.5 in the store. The real challenge we face is when the air in the grain store is moist, which in turn means we’re blowing damp air in

David Lemon, of the Grafton Farm Partnership (left), with BK Grain’s Simon Bird.

and risking payment penalties. Now, with this system, the fans come on automatically when the relative humidity in the stores hits 75 per cent.”

Cost saving In its first year of operation in the Grafton grain stores – one at the main site, with 7 smaller satellite locations – the Robydome set-up helped to save almost £2,500 on the electricity bill for drying over the months of September, October and November 2018. In addition, the incidence of penalties imposed by customers was significantly reduced. “It’s a very easy system to set up,” David reports, “and provides a very clear, real-time picture of what’s happening in the various stores. It has performed exceptionally well in its first year and has meant that our grain store personnel are not having to come out at all hours to check what’s going in the stores and constantly having to change settings. With the Robydome, all this is now achieved using a mobile phone. “Some of our stores are quite remote, but they still needed to be physically monitored by staff, sometimes every hour or two. Now, with this system, it’s so easy. Already, I’ve got a lot of faith in it, so why go for anything more complicated?” A single control facility has the capacity to manage up to 8 store sites, with up to 32 remote sensors at each location. Measuring ambient humidity and air temperature, it automatically regulates if or when the fan input is required. This means that

the crop is constantly conditioned to an optimum storage level. David Lemon makes the point that it’s easy to think that the grain needs more conditioning than it really does, adding that the system is equally effective in both ground bins and towers. “Another consideration,” he adds, “is that by speeding the throughput of grain through the stores, it prevents any backlogs building up. This, in turn, means that the combines can keep working.”

Installed The Robydome system was supplied and installed by BK Grain Handling Engineers at Froxfield, near Marlborough; a company David has dealt with for more than 20 years. He’s in good company, too – BK holds a Royal Warrant, in recognition of its work involving the installation of grain storage facilities on the Windsor estate. David contacted BK Grain, which has many years’ experience in the provision of grain drying and storage solutions, together with turnkey projects throughout the UK. The company recommended Robydome, which was duly installed across the Grafton storage sites, and assisted in the development of the new set-up. The company’s Simon Bird explains how the self-contained The Robydome WTM-1 smart grain store monitoring and control point enables complete remote management of temperature and ventilation within crop stores.

WTM-1 smart box works: “Located in the grain store, it’s linked to wireless temperature probes and the store’s ventilation system. All the information vital to the management of store conditions is available immediately – and in real-time, with a straightforward web-browser page to check and implement changes.” An additional benefit the Robydome brings is that a single control point is able to manage up to 8 grain stores, each with up to 32 temperature sensors, while the way it’s designed means that the challenges which might be imposed by dust and humidity when employing a static computer point in the store are eliminated. In multi-site situations, the system can be fully integrated to operate from the farm office, or any other location. Significantly, all the historical records from each individual grain store location are held on the farm’s own box as opposed to a remote server. The timeline of grain in store has always been difficult to manage, so one of the principal targets in the development of this system was that it should have the ability to monitor progress as grain temperatures cool at individual points across the storage facilities. This means that any hotspots are quickly identified and action taken automatically. Another valuable feature is the automatic sending of an email alert if any danger levels are reached. ■

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‘Super-localised’ weather data boosts farm’s operations A Cambridgeshire grower has invested in wireless weather station technology to help him improve farm efficiency by precisely monitoring weather conditions at field-level, to aid operational decision-making and measure weather impact on crop performance. James Robinson of Measures Farms, near Hemington, Cambridgeshire purchased two weather stations from Sencrop, a European digital start-up business with a new base in Cambridge, to use on his home farm and on an outlying farm, 20 miles away near Pickworth, Rutland. Across the two sites James farms over 1,600ha with a mix of combinable crops, including wheat, barley, oilseed rape and winter beans. James didn’t have a weather station prior to installing the Sencrop system in December 2018, and just recorded rainfall in a manual rain gauge at each site. This was not very efficient and didn’t provide any information on other weather conditions such as wind or temperature. “After we acquired the Pickworth site two years ago it made sense to have more reliable information about weather conditions, without having to drive 20 miles to collect it,” says James.

Weather info The two Sencrop wireless weather stations record wind, temperature, humidity and rainfall. The information from each station is transmitted digitally, in real time, to a user-friendly dashboard accessible on James’ desktop or through the Sencrop app on his mobile phone. Not only can he see the live weather data from his two stations at any time day or night, he can also see weather history (from the stations), alerts, trends and seven-day forecasts to help him plan ahead. “Having live weather data is really helping to inform our management decisions on farm,” says James. “Knowing what the weather is doing at the two sites, and likely to do in the near future, helps us plan operations such as spraying and fertiliser application, where wind speed and rainfall are critical. The system is pinpoint accurate – no need to rely on a forecast from several miles away – this gives me live information from the field where the station is installed. “Day-to-day it’s improved our operations. For example, the weather can be quite different 20 miles away, and if its calm in Hemington, it could be fairly windy at Pickworth. Knowing that its too windy to spray

at Pickworth prevents an unnecessary trip, saving time and fuel. “Reviewing the rainfall at each site also helps assess whether certain operations can be carried out, for example if ground conditions are too wet you can’t use heavy machinery like tractors and sprayers. With different soil types at each site, we can make a decision as to whether it’s worth making the trip or not. In the future it may help us make decisions on seed drilling operations too. “Having super-localised weather data is really helpful and I’d consider putting in another station within eight miles of the main site. We’re on fairly high land at Hemington and we have some land around 40m lower, where the soil temperature and weather conditions can vary considerably. It would be interesting to have another base station there to help us monitor what’s going on.” An optional feature on Sencrop stations that James currently isn’t using is the collection of soil moisture and soil temperature data. He says, “This data would be useful for timing the application of soil-acting herbicides in the autumn, where you need the soil to be a certain temperature and moisture level for them to work. At the moment I rely on the product manufacturer’s website – they monitor soil temperatures and give an indication when conditions are suitable – but I’d consider upgrading my Sencrop system in the future if I needed greater accuracy.”

Harvest time Harvest time is notoriously sensitive to the British summer weather and this year James is looking forward to knowing where rain is falling during the day and over the week, to help him manage his harvest operations and cultivations. But its not just live weather data that’s useful. James says. “At the end of harvest when you’re looking at your yield data it’s really useful to review the weather data through the year too. We can look at when significant rainfall events occurred, how much sunshine we had, and what the temperatures were like at certain times of the year, to see how they affected yield.” As well as monitoring live

Cambridgeshire grower, James Robinson.

conditions and providing weather history, the real power of the Sencrop system comes through the collaboration of neighbouring farmers sharing their weather data. By connecting their Sencrop weather stations in a local network this enables farmers to benefit from a much wider pool of weather event data, such as rainfall, to help them further improve their operational efficiency. Sencrop’s aim is to create real value from the extensive data collected by its stations that will benefit the whole agricultural community. Farmers, agronomists, contractors, research organisations, insurers and industry suppliers could in the future have access to more effective, faster and automated distribution of services and advice, tailored to specific, individual needs.

Network growing Sencrop has operated in Europe since 2016 and has over 5,000 farmers and growers using the network to aid their decision-making and manage their operations. The company entered the UK in November 2018 and set up its base in Cambridge. To date, over 100 stations have been installed in the UK and the network is growing fast,

as more famers like James see the benefits of weather data collection and sharing. James is keen to benefit from this shared pool of data once there are some local farmers using the system. “On a day-to-day basis it would be helpful to see what rainfall patterns are occurring locally. Sometimes during the year showers can be very localised and it is really useful to know where rainfall is occurring close to you. We often make decisions during the day in response to changing conditions, so being able to see live data on rainfall and wind direction an hour away from the site helps you assess whether or not you’re likely to get that rain.” Sencrop is helping its customers in the UK benefit from the system through a WhatsApp group. Farmers can ask questions of other users, get insights and tips, and quickly get help from Sencrop if something goes wrong. “I think it’s great; farmers can be accused of being very insular and not wanting to share information, so things like the shared weather data via Sencrop is opening farmers up to sharing more, and the WhatsApp group has been helpful too,” says ■ James.

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An integrated solution to protect stored grain Lodi UK, has launched an integrated pest and disinfection solution which protects stored grain by controlling insects, moulds, spores, mycotoxins and bacteria. This dual approach features two smoke-type products, both of which are highly effective, economical and can be used either individually or together to save time. Phobi OPP, a brand new, unique fungicidal, bacterial and virucidal disinfectant smoke, is very effective, easy to use and should form an integral part of a pre-harvest disinfection and pest control program for grain stores, says the company. The product contains orthophenylphenol, an antifungal agent and preservative found in lemons, which provides a proven minimum 99.9 per cent control of fungus and moulds including aflatoxins, the most harmful type of mycotoxin. Each Phobi OPP generator produces up to 250g of dry, non-corrosive smoke, which will treat up to 450m3 and reaches all areas of the grain store, including the cracks and crevices which otherwise harbour spores and pests. Moulds growing in grain stores

and on grain are one of the great concerns for farmers and store operators because they can produce highly-poisonous food-borne mycotoxins whose effects are acute, explains Lodi UK. Some mycotoxins cause severe illness soon after consumption of contaminated food products, while others have major adverse effects on long-term health. Exposure to mould spores causes more farmers and farm workers to become ill than almost any other risk in agriculture, so preventing mould growth in stored grain bulks is the single most effective way to manage this important human health issue. Phobi Smoke Pro 90C utilises a highly active pyrethroid insecticide with proven knock-down activity to provide excellent, long-lasting protection against a range of key stored grain pests found in the UK. For professional use in empty grain stores, the Phobi Smoke Pro 90C generator produces 93g of smoke which contains 6.975 per cent cypermethrin and penetrates normally inaccessible areas where pests can otherwise easily hide. Each generator will treat a 525m3 space

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and is approved for use against red-dust flour beetles, saw-toothed grain beetles, Indian meal moths, grain mites and grain weevils. Preventing insects and mould growth in stored grain is also vital in managing grain quality and financial returns. Lodi UK estimates that following best practice could save farmers £20-£30/t in terms of helping to prevent grain consignments failing to meet contract specifications. The company’s managing director, Roger Simpson states: “While good store management and correct cleaning can help prevent grain pests and moulds these methods can only go so far.

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and posing minimal threat to the worm population. The blade cuts a slot to place the seed directly beneath the residues of the previous crop, leaving no surface disturbance, says the company. Priced at £78 per unit, the company says it is providing an affordable step into direct drilling and maintaining soil health, which should in turn increase crop yield. ■

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Grain dryer installation and maintenance As main dealers for South East Scotland and Northumberland, John Thorburn & Sons offers a range of Opico grain dryers as well as a full installation and maintenance service. The company also stocks a full range of spares, which are available nationwide on next day delivery, while its service technicians can provide pre-harvest servicing along with repair and maintenance during the drying season. It also offers the latest continuous flow dryers incorporating traditional strengths with improved features. These include the ability to adjust every setting so that the dryer can be matched to the drying conditions for

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Safe and cost-effective pest control for stored grain The bulk storage of grain can provide ideal breeding conditions for pests, says specialist company Pest Fumigation Ltd, which offers a safe and cost-effective fumigation service for agricultural businesses. An infestation is often hard to detect in the early stages, with very low concentrations of insects, it says, and even a single insect in every kg of wheat will mean that a lorry load of grain can still introduce tens of thousands of pests into a storage facility. Grain fumigation can provide the answer at an early point in the cycle, eliminating even very low initial levels of pest infestation. Pest Fumigation Ltd supports farmers (stack and silo fumigation), millers (bin fumigation), logistics firms (shipping and containers) and importers/exporters. The use of phosphine gas, generated from aluminium phosphide, allows the safe fumigation of foods, without harmful residues. The stored grain is first covered with a plastic sheet, and then gas is allowed to permeate through the commodity for around 10-14 days

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beetle. Based in Bristol, and with 20 years of experience, Pest Fumigation Ltd says that it offers a proven fumigation service for farmers and the trade across England and Wales. Compliance with all relevant regulations and safety standards is central to all fumigation projects conducted by Pest Fumigation Ltd

(with exact duration dependent on temperature), explains Pest Fumigation Ltd. Not only are adult pests killed, but also eggs. It means that grain fumigation is a very effective way to counteract weevils, moths, beetles, mites and any other stored food pests – including sawtooth grain beetle, foreign grain beetle, fungus beetle and flour

and its operators are fully trained and certified with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), the UK’s leading trade association for pest control. Pest Fumigation Ltd says that growers wishing to get more information on the control of pests in their stored crops ahead of this harvest, can visit the company’s website or call for advice. ■

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Finding a mechanical alternative to hand-sweeping can save hours of time at busy harvest time. Wessex International, manufacturer of the Broomex C-Broom says that with its system, one man can do the work of five hand-sweeping for an hour. The Broomex ‘push broom with a twist’ incorporates all the benefits of the Broomex push broom while providing a bulk volume mover for shifting large quantities of grain in a grain store. The C-Broom is a heavyduty push broom with patented side retainers that hold bulk volumes of material in front of the brush, while avoiding spillage at the sides. The simple design can save time in a few different ways, says Wessex. First the brush is quickly and easily

mounted to the vehicle. Secondly the avoidance of spillage means there’s no need to go over swept areas to clear spill lines. Equally important in the careful twisting of the end brushes is the fact they pull material away from a wall or kerb to keep it in the main path of the broom. Add in the fact that there are no motors, belts or chains involved and no flying debris and the C-Broom is a time-saver that’s also maintenance free. When not being used for sweeping grain the Broomex can be used for moving slurry and other bulky materials. The Broomex C-Broom comes in 1.5, 1.8 and 2.4m widths with a whole range of applications for farming, landscaping, warehouse and distribution sites and snow clearance.

The Massey Ferguson Ideal combine line-up offers the biggest integral grain-tank capacity now available on the European market, the fastest unloading rate and the largest threshing area, according to the manufacturer. It is the biggest new harvesting product development project Agco has undertaken. Everything about the machine is new from design and engineering to brand new features and styling. The range features three brand new combine models with single and dual rotary threshing systems – the 451hp MF IDEAL 7, 538hp MF IDEAL 8 and 647hp MF IDEAL 9 – plus ParaLevel versions. Other features include fuel-efficient engines, 140 and 210-litres/sec unloading rates. The range also

boasts narrow transport width with even the largest MF IDEAL 9 using 800mm tyres or 660mm inhouse-designed tracks, expanding the potential for width-regulated farmers. The new super-comfortable and quiet ‘Vision’ cab has panoramic visibility while the MF PowerFlow table offers widths up to 12.2m providing superb crop collection, says the manufacturer. The business benefits made possible by the new MF Ideal combines include improved fuel efficiency, grain quality, residue management, soil compaction, ease-of-use, quick operation and dealer back-up. To book your demonstration or for details of open evenings contact Jamie at Thurlow Nunn Standen 07824 491925. ■



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Sprout suppressant gaining ground in UK market Sprout suppressant Biox-M has been approved for use in the UK for nearly a decade, and has been used on a wide range of British potato varieties with success. Biox-M is well understood and in widespread use with over 10 per cent market share which is increasing, says manufacturer Juno. With increased challenges to CIPC, the share of the market taken by Biox-M is expected to increase at least threefold in the next two years. Biox-M: • 100 per cent naturally occurring spearmint oil, extracted from leaves of spearmint (mentha spicata) by on-farm steam distillation, followed by

separation and blending to ensure an even (and minimum 70 per cent) distribution of the active L-Carvone. Suppresses sprouting in potatoes by causing local necrosis of the bud meri-stem with no visible damage to the skin of the tuber. Is approved for use on organic potato crops and in multi-use stores. Is widely used on crops grown for the fresh market, with longevity of control well in excess of normal commercial requirements. Can be used on processing crops stored at up to 10ºC, allowing store managers to address concerns about the development of acrylamide.

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Remote control for stores A large 4,000t plus potato box store is in construction for a fenland potato grower by Bennett & Co. Divided into four storage areas the potatoes will be cooled with four Farm Electronics-packaged units. Due to the need to reduce the noise output, the evaporator and condenser fans are slow running and the air inlet cowls and distribution ducts are lined with noise insulating material. Each storage area will be controlled and monitored by the new Cropscan 12in touch screen controller which is linked to broadband so the store manager can view and control the store environment remotely either

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on his computer or smart phone. Bennett & Co's Mike Bennett says that the company is increasingly being asked to provide remote means to monitor and control crop stores of all types, in many cases being able to upgrade existing storage and drying facilities to do so. The company is working with AC Bacon Engineering which

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Business booming for Norfolk manufacturer Sales of Rockstar de-stoner and Ridgestar bed-formers have increased dramatically over the past three years, according to manufacturer CTM Root Crop Systems. The range of de-stoners now has six different models ranging from all web machines to all-star machines with rear web, and web and star configurations. All models are available in either 1.5 or 1.7m wide versions. The CTM Ridgestar Bed-Formers come in either two- or three-bodied versions with additional options of standard CTM body or new convex body, hydraulic folding markers, depth wheels and ripper cultivating tines. Training and trouble-shooting videos have also been introduced on CTM Root Crop Systems’ YouTube channel to assist Rockstar operators in most situations. The short informative videos give guidance and tuition on the main machine functions. CTM also reports increased sales and enquiries for its CensorStone removal system. This uses advanced technology which incorporates

One of four Rockstar de-stoner/separators purchased and working for local farming company Heygate Farms of Swaffham, Norfolk.

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40 year celebration for engineering firm Suffolk based Bye Engineering is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. The business was started on 1st May, 1979 by Trevor Bye and his wife Margaret following the completion of Trevor’s five-year apprenticeship with Melton Engineering (now Thurlow Nunn Standen) and a spell working in the workshop at Blomvyle Hall, Hatcheston. In the early days it was just Trevor and his J4 van. Margaret acted as secretary and assistant, manning the telephone line and often being sent to collect spares. During the first few years most of the workload was carried out on farms and occasionally in a field as the business had no permanent base or workshop. The main body of work was repairs to all types of agricultural machinery but it was during the course of carrying out some work for Mr T Gibson that Trevor’s first foray into fabrication work began with a carrot topper rolling off the production line. In 1984 Bye Engineering built and

moved into its permanent premises in Brick Kiln Lane, Melton, from where it still trades today. “Having our own workshops meant more of our work could now be carried out in-house,” says Trevor. “As the work load increased we took on our first employees, including our son James, our fabrication manager, to cover the wide range of tasks we carry out. At present we employ seven permanent staff, including our daughter Faye who works in administration and accounts. “James has now diversified his fabrication and manufacturing skills and produces container modules for offices, schools and galleries for London and local clients in his new premises at the Bye Engineering site.” Following success with the manufacture of its BE 4WD Power Dolly, Bye Engineering has gone on to design and produce the Hydrostatic Power Dolly, BE410 Potato Crusher, BE1700 Bedmixer, Triple Bedmixer, Re-ridger, Trojan Band Sprayer and Wonder Wheel. “Our machines are proving to

Trevor Bye celebrates 40 years of business at Bye Engineering.

be a great success and, with the assistance of Richard Lapage, our sales co-ordinator, are being sold country wide. We continue to develop oneoff machines, modify existing machines and carry out all types of mechanical, electrical and welding and fabrication repair work. “It seems a long while ago that ‘one man and his J4 van’ started out being his own boss and it has not always been an easy task but it has been, mainly, a rewarding and successful way of life,” says Trevor. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and suppliers, past and present, for their continued support,

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New management team for manufacturer Crop storage ventilation equipment manufacturer Farm Electronics is now part of the Holland-based Tolsma Grisnich group, the international manufacturer of potato and onion storage equipment. Farm Electronics, led by managing director Tim Dudfield and production director Paul Jackson has invested in growing the business to ensure a seamless changeover to a new management team, ensuring the continued manufacturing of equipment at its UK site in Grantham. Tim and Paul have been with Farm Electronics for more than 30 years but retire at the end of the year. To ensure that Farm Electronics can continue to manufacture its products a new management team consisting of Joe Sambridge, Alex Gadsby and Adam Fryer has been appointed. Joe will be mentored by Paul Jackson and is responsible for the purchasing, manufacturing and factory processes. Alex and Adam

will be mentored by Tim Dudfield in the field of crop storage design including the producing of quotes, technical information and drawings for customers. The new team members have collectively 25 years’ experience

in the agricultural engineering sector. Joe has extensive knowledge of production processes and manufacturing competencies as well as being well versed in health and safety and human resources tasks. After completing engineering

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...and give away as little as 5 grams on a 25 Kg bag. Whatever the state of the potato market, rely on David Harrison to have the handling solutions to meet your needs. From simple Prinsen palletisers to the Symach’s ‘all singing, all dancing’ alternatives and from the incredibly accurate Propak weigher baggers to the tough and reliable SFC stitching line, they will keep your packhouse profitable and, with expert backup, fully operational. And when times are tough Harrison have the UK’s largest stock of used and refurbished potato handling systems.

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Potatoes First mounted 3-row belt planter unveiled

An efficient and reliable weigher can be a sound investment for potato growers.

How much money are you wasting? Potato growers can be losing money from their business with bag over weights, Pace Mechanical has warned. The company advises farmers to check their average over weights to identify how much money they are losing this way. Multi head weighers with new and state-of-the-art controls and software can stop the 'silent money leak', without making compromises to speed, it says. Designed with belt in-feed drive and with 10 scales the Pace weighers have a capacity of 22.5t/ hr with a minimum overweight per discharge. The 16/2 (two rows of eight scales small footprint) consumer

pack weigher has a capacity of 25t/hr with 5kg weights, with a minimum of overweight per discharge. Even this machine can be combined with export packing machines as it is also able to dump 25kg weights in one dump. Meanwhile its 16/2 (two rows of eight scales small footprint) export pack weigher offers a capacity of 50t/hr with a minimum overweight per discharge. This makes the PIM combination weighers the perfect choice for small, large and combined weights, small and large products, regardless if you work with washed or unwashed potatoes, says Pace Mechanical. ■

The Structural 30 mounted planter.

Potato and root crop cultivation machinery manufacturer Dewulf, has launched the mounted variant of the Structural potato planter – the world’s first mounted 3-row belt planter, it claims. Available in the UK from importer Niagri Engineering, this version of the planter benefits from the ease-of-use that the Structural 30 is known for, but with new, exceptionally precise depth control, says the company. The mounted Structural 30, which plants three rows in a bed as standard, has automatic depth control via an ultrasonic sensor, which is not susceptible to track

formation and is infinitely adjustable via a control terminal in the tractor cab. This guarantees depth control with precision, so the seed potatoes have optimal growth. The mounted variant is also exceptionally manoeuvrable, making it ideal for planting fields with smaller headlands. The planter also features the ‘Wave Belt’ concept, which is unique to the Structural 30. This undulating belt bed makes planting on hilly terrain simpler for the operator. According to Dewulf the planter also has a high operational speed of up to 12kph. ■



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Good feedback from cultivator purchase A Dutch made cultivator has received excellent feedback from growers since its UK launch last Spring. The Baselier planter and hook tine combination is a four-row machine with a large hopper at the front with the cultivator mounted directly underneath and the cup planting elements at the back, in order to cut out a pass. Sales and marketing director for Standen Engineering Edward Gilbert said: “Efficiency and time saving features on this machine include the innovative cup design, enabling it to cope with seed potatoes of up to 95mm in size without having to change inserts for different seed sizes. Plus it has individual row switch off and seed miss monitoring to detect any gaps in planting.” Shrubhill Farms invested in the new machine after a successful demonstration, having previously run a Baselier 3-bed folding hook tine cultivator and separate Standen 6-row trailed planter on John Deere 350hp and John Deere 220hp tractors. Tom Fisher, arable and estate manager said: “I had planned to run

the combination machine for 24 hours, to account for the fact that we were moving from 6 rows down to 4 and didn’t fully know of the output, but it hasn’t been necessary, due to the high output produced. “We are on fen land, but we’re achieving forward speeds of up to 5.5kph. "We’re using less fuel, tractor hours and labour resulting in savings of around £100/ha. I could not be more pleased with my new purchase.”  Tom Fisher from Shrubhill Farms with its Baselier combination.  The Baselier planter and cultivator combination.



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New grading line sows seeds for a productive future When planning to upgrade its potato grading line, Norfolk-based contract farmer and potato grower B&C Farming decided to look for a custombuilt facility with all the company’s current and future requirements in mind. The company’s current grading line was nearly 30 years old and managing director Tony Bambridge knew that advances in equipment automation and efficiency offered some significant savings in labour and costs so he approached Tong Engineering for the project. B&C Farming, based in Marsham, works with Greenvale AP and McCain to supply seed potatoes direct to growers. Operating a ‘just in time’ delivery system using the company's own lorries, seed is supplied at planting. A new grading facility would ensure they can continue to produce more, higher-quality seed potatoes in line with ongoing contract demands. “Specifying a new grading line is a very individual process,” explains Tony. “It takes time to determine all the processes you want to achieve from the facility, while understanding all the advanced handling capabilities on

offer with the latest equipment on the market.” With a reduction in labour costs a key objective, a Tong side-eject box tipper feeds crop onto the new line. Potatoes are lifted into the boxes at harvest before being graded in January and February. “It’s a fine line between keeping the forklift drivers busy, and them being too rushed; risking accidents or causing the line to stop and wait for crop,” says Tony. “The side-eject box tipper not only reduces forklift movement, allowing us to cut the number of forklifts required for grading, but it also ensures a continuous flow of crop onto the grading line.” Labour requirements at the crop cleaning and grading section of the line have also been taken into consideration. “Taking care of the complete grading system from start to finish, Tong integrated the Tomra FPS optical sorter into the line for automatic detection of stones and clod in the unwashed crop. With this removal of debris now being performed automatically, inspection staff can focus on grading for quality of the potatoes. Size-grading is taken

The new grading line at B&C Farming was custom designed and built by Tong Engineering.

care of by Tong’s EasyGrade screen grading modules,” says Tony. “What’s more, inspection staff are now in a fully-insulated, heated and soundproofed cabin, allowing for much more pleasant inspection conditions.” The new grading line at B&C Farming also features Tong’s box filler the Midi EasyFill, which gently transfers graded and sorted crop back into boxes for storage. In addition, a series of Tong vertical lowerator box fillers are used for high capacity yet gentle box filling. “When crop comes out of store

and is ready for delivery to customers in March, Tong’s UniFill big bag filler tips the crop onto a second line where it passes through final inspection and is gently filled into 1.00 or 1.25t bags,” says Tony. “We’ve almost doubled the throughput of our grading facility while cutting out a forklift operator, and we’re maintaining, if not improving, quality. We are very pleased with the new system," he adds. ■

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Potatoes Award-winning customer service On-going Brexit uncertainties present challenges to many industries, and few more so than agriculture, where the possibility of a major shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers could have a huge impact. But Wisbech-based agricultural machinery company Agrimech may have the automated answer to many a farmer’s prayers with its Titan palletising system. Launched in 2017, the Titan is the first UK-produced mass-market palletising system, manufactured, supplied and supported by Agrimech, and offers many features which make it the market leader.

Favouring a bag-forming gripper head over the usual finger-style, which reduces the chances of bag damage, the stainless steel Titan has an easy-to-use touchscreen system. It can stack to a height of over 2m and has a capacity of 15tph. Agrimech’s in-house team of support engineers means clients can count on award-winning customer service, and the Titan helps Agrimech to supply a complete end-of-line automated bagging process. Combined with the Hydra, the first British-made multi-headed weighing system, launched at the start of the year to coincide with Agrimech’s 10th birthday, the Titan demonstrates just why Agrimech has won so many admirers and built such a strong reputation among customers and fellow agriculture industry professionals alike. ■ Titan is the first UKproduced mass-market palletising system.

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Total irrigation control Over the past 20 years the ‘Wroot Water System’ has led the field with drip and sprinkler irrigation, says the Yorkshire-based business. The company has made the system modular to fit any size field and adapted it to suit various crops. Wroot Water has taken the valve control and infield monitoring to a new level using a combination of different communication technologies, suggests the firm. “We can now programme the valves remotely, monitor water flow, soil moisture and air temperature all from the office,” says Wroot Water managing director, Anthony Hopkins. “We are also able to view this data on a smart phone or tablet which makes the Canopee irrigation control system very versatile and user friendly,” he adds.

The software and apps are free so there is no on-going cost, continues Mr Hopkins. “The Canopee is easy to use, easy to monitor and informs you of potential problems before you visit the field. This is a new irrigation control system that can be retrofitted to existing Wroot Water systems as well as other makes of irrigation systems that are available.” The new control system has the flexibility to operate without mains power or wires. It is a standalone set up that improves precision irrigation allowing the amount of water for each valve to vary according to soil type and crop growth stage. “With water becoming scarcer, we need to look at how to irrigate more efficiently, so if you can avoid run-off and irrigate to match the infiltration rate of the soil you are half way there,” concludes Mr Hopkins. ■

Half a century of self-propelled technology Grimme is celebrating 50 years of self-propelled technology this year. In 1969, Franz Grimme senior came up with the idea of developing the first self-propelled harvester. He combined the front part of a Deutz tractor with a single-row potato harvester from the Europa-Standard series. Following a positive response from growers, a second self-propelled machine – the DS Series soon followed. This was the first two-row self-propelled potato harvester to be completely developed by Grimme. The DS 100 had a 3.5t bunker with a 100hp Deutz engine. In 2017, Grimme presented its

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latest potato harvester – the selfpropelled four-row Ventor 4150, which has a 15t bunker. The Ventor was voted Machine of the Year 2018 and was also awarded the DLG Silver Medal for its innovative harvesting system. ■



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Technical event returns to Dumfries

ScotGrass is set to return to Crichton Royal Farm at Dumfries on Wednesday 15th May 2019, and gives livestock farmers and grassland contractors the opportunity to see the latest grass conservation methods and machinery in action in field scale plots on a commercial dairy farm says organiser the AEA. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest grass harvesting machinery put through its paces in field scale plots. They will also have the chance to talk to industry experts on technical subjects affecting the livestock industry and those supplying products and services into the livestock sector. Event organiser, Kayleigh Holden explained: ‘The AEA is extremely

pleased to be back at Crichton Royal Farm which was also used for the 2016 event. The site in Dumfries offers excellent facilities for manufacturers to showcase their machinery to potential customers and visitors alike and we would like to thank SRUC for hosting the 2019 event.” This year’s Knowledge Trail includes stations focusing on soil structure, maximising yield with fresh grass, controlled traffic farming and grass varieties. ‘Soil structure for grass’ examines how to diagnose problems with your soils and drainage and what you can do to improve them. ‘Cut and carry’ is a focus on maximising yield with fresh grass. Permanently housed cows when fed freshly cut grass consume more feed and produce more milk. This AHDB Dairy supported station looks at the work conducted on the farm to make the most of this technique. ‘Controlled traffic farming in grassland’ will look at work done on the farm to manage where machines go on the field, not just when conserving forage but throughout the farming year.

‘Grass varieties’ – Having the know how with new grass and forage varieties to make the most of a growing crop, whether grazed or conserved, is the focus of this station. ■

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New galvanised chassis provides superior protection All new Strautmann forage wagons are now fitted with a galvanised chassis, new rear door load sensors and improved Isobus connectors to improve the longevity and reliability of machines. The new, upgraded model can be seen on the Opico stand at ScotGrass. Commenting, Opico Strautmann sales specialist James Swan, said: “Forage wagons are exposed to significant corrosion risk and the

new galvanised chassis will provide superior protection, while also making the machines more resistant to mud and adverse weather, especially if stored outside. “The new package of improvements aims to make the forage wagons tougher and more reliable, while further increasing their life and functionality.” New rear door sensors are more robust and, combined with

improved Isobus connectors to prevent the ingress of water and dirt, the wagons will be more resilient and capable of providing trouble-free operation to their optimal working capacity. The improvements can be seen on the Strautmann Giga Vitesse which will be on display on the Opico stand at ScotGrass, Wednesday 15th May, SRUC Crichton Royal Farm.  

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New baler and mower on display The latest addition to the Claas Rollant fixed chamber round baler range and the new Disco Move front mower will be revealed at ScotGrass. The redesigned baling chamber on the Rollant 540 has 15 rollers and makes bales with a diameter of 1.22m and width of 1.25m. The serrated profile of the rollers maintains optimum bale rotation even under moist conditions. The rollers are fitted with specially hardened 50mm stub shafts, which are bolted to the roller body and can be individually replaced if necessary. The rollers which have the most load are fitted with new double race bearings for a longer service life. Options include the MPS II system, where three of the chamber rollers pivot into the chamber for additional bale compression, early bale rotation, and a perfectly uniform bale shape. The baling rollers are driven from the left side of the machine and each roller has direct drive, resulting in uniform force distribution to the rollers with a lower power requirement. The rotor and main drive have 1.25in drive chains, and

the tailgate rollers are driven by a 1in chain. Both film or net can be used with the Rollant 540 and a ramp on the right side of the machine simplifies the task of loading the wrapping system. For operating the baler, there is a choice between the Claas Communicator, the Operator terminal or a tractor Isobus terminal. Also on display will be the new Disco Move front mower, which incorporates a new design that allows the mower to move over a range of 1,000mm independent of the tractor linkage, so ensuring optimum contour following in the most uneven of fields. The Disco 3200 Move has a working width of 3m and is available with or without a tined conditioner. The Disco Move mower incorporates a completely new design of headstock giving up to 600mm of upward travel and 400mm downward for improved contour following. The mower unit is also able to pivot laterally from the central pivot point, which is set at a 30-degree angle. As a result, the mowing unit can swing backwards

The Disco Move front mower allows the machine to move over a range of 1,000mm ensuring optimum contour following. The Rollant 540 is the latest addition to the fixed chamber round baler range.

at a slight diagonal angle to avoid obstacles. The mower bed is able to respond very quickly to finer ground contours thanks to the tried and proven lower pivot point from the current Profil range. The new

headstock combined with the low pivot point assures excellent contour following, especially for larger tractors and at higher speeds. â–

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Debut for new triple mower combination The Novacat A10 Crossflow combination mower system can be seen working at ScotGrass.

The new Novacat A10 Crossflow combination mower system will be making its working debut at this year’s ScotGrass event. This large triple mower combination can offer cutting widths of up to 10m when used in conjunction with a front mower.

Utilising the Pottinger cutterbar, the crop is mown and fed directly into the mechanically driven augers at the rear of the cutterbars. The large diameter robust augers deliver the crop to the centre of the tractor with minimal damage and a low power

requirement. If the desire is to spread the crop for wilting, this can be achieved simply by opening the rear auger hood, allowing crop to be deposited directly to the ground. Full hydraulic adjustment of the working width is possible, operated

manually by the driver or for Isobus equipped compatible tractors this can also be linked to the steering angle sensor, offering automatic adaption to the tractor as it turns. For a closer look visit the Pottinger demonstration plot at the ScotGrass event. ■

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Slurry tanker demonstrations

The Zunhammer Van-Control 2.0 system is a direct measuring system for slurry analysis which can determine the required rates for the desired nitrogen application rate.

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Low weight, low centre of gravity and high degree of stability are some of the features of the Zunhammer SKE series, imported by Agrifac and being demonstrated across the UK this spring. The SKE is equipped with the Eco system which has slurry lines running through the frame

so that the slurry can flow more efficiently. At the same time, the large cross-section of the frame provides a lower counterpressure than standard pressure lines. This saves energy on the drive side and reduces wear on the pump. In their basic configuration Zunhammer tankers consist of a

tank, chassis, frame and rotary lobe pump along with slurry agitation. The heart-shaped tank combined with the agitation pattern, prevents solids from being deposited in the tank. Unlike vacuum tanks, Zunhammer tankers do not rely on a vacuum or pressure within the tank to fill or empty. The Zunhammer 19.5m3 tanker is also fitted with the Glide-fix trailing shoe to provide optimal spreading quality to the crop. Available in widths of 12, 15 and 18m, the large operating width ensures high hourly output, providing throughput of up to 12,000-litres/min.

As well as the Glide-fix, Zunhammer has introduced VanControl 2.0; a direct measuring system for slurry analysis that makes it possible to analyse cattle and swine slurry or liquid digestate during filling of the tanker. The system allows the use of these natural fertilisers with almost the same precision as artificial fertilisers. The nutrient analysis allows the user to set the desired nitrogen application rate and leave the tanker to determine the required m3/ha. Variable rate application is also possible by linking the Van-Control system to soil maps. Optimal metering based on the quantity of nutrients to be spread also saves substantially on fertiliser costs, says the company. ■

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The ideal yard scraper tractor could be a TAFE, according to Dorset based Tractors UK, which is the sole UK importer of these Indian-built tractors. A number of customers have as many as five of these tractors spread throughout their dairy farms, the company says. In addition, some of these tractors do in excess of 4,000 trouble-free hours of yard scraping per year, making them one of the lowest running-cost tractors on the market, the company reports. Tractors UK distributes throughout the country, and support is offered directly or via a network of dealers.

The tractors come with a twoyear parts and labour warranty and Tractors UK reports that it stocks a comprehensive range of spare parts. Moreover, Tractors UK claims that as it is similar to the Coventry-built Massey Fergusons, most of the spare parts are interchangeable between the two brands, which improves the spares back up. These versatile little TAFE tractors are ideal for general farm maintenance and particularly useful when manoeuvring in tight spaces. They are also suitable for operating toppers, post drivers or other machinery to the rear of these reliable tractors for help around the farm, points out Tractors UK. ■

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High prices and complexity of fertiliser spreading equipment prompted the development of Joskin’s new model, the Modulo Advantage. The Advantage is suited to small farming businesses and tractors of approximately +/-110hp, says

the manufacturer. It includes a slurry tanker with a capacity of 11,000 litres on which a 7.5m Pendislide Basic boom is fitted. This boom is part of the latest developments from the brand and aims to combine high-tech performances with ease of use.

To that end, the spreading boom is fitted with control automation and a Scalper macerator. It is also fitted with wear-resistant Ertalon skids applying continuous ground pressure by means of a system of leaf springs. By moving apart the vegetation, these skids ensure

precise distribution of the nutrients close to the roots without dirtying the leaves or fodder. The single axle is fitted with Alliance 800/65R32 tyres for a load capacity of 9,900kg per wheel at 40kph. If necessary, the vehicle can be fitted with an optional front filling arm on a Jumbo cone. In order to keep prices down the Modulo Advantage will be built on a dedicated assembly line and will be produced in identical series, the first of which are expected in July 2019. Producing a large quantity of this model ensures economies of scale with the raw materials, a more profitable distribution of the workforce and a higher efficiency for automated production machines. This has a direct impact on the sale price and allows the company to deliver a high-tech machine at the price of standard one, says Joskin. The Modulo Advantage will be available for less than €35,000. ■

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Business growth in the bag despite a difficult year Despite a difficult year with drought causing low yields and many customers achieving only one cut of grass instead of two or three, AB Systems did manage to bag a few large tonnages for some big anaerobic digesters. The company also reports having its biggest increase in new clients which almost made

up for the drop in tonnage. “With the increase in customers in 2018, we decided to get another large 14ft diameter bagger for 2019,” says AB. “This machine is very different from all our other machines as it is on tracks, it will pack the bags tighter and have a faster throughput than all of our previous machines therefore keeping us one step ahead of the big

self-propelled foragers. We envisage this machine will be able to keep two of the largest foragers going.” As well as our growth in the South, our fellow Ag-Baggers in Scotland ‘Billy Rea’ have also been growing, adding another 12ft machine to its fleet last year. Combined, we now have four 10ft diameter baggers, four 12ft diameter baggers and two 14ft

diameter baggers for contracting, covering the whole of the UK. As well as ag-bags, AB Systems has seen growth in the sale of its new seven-layer oxygen barrier silage sheet. It reports that customers have been happy with the product which is now available in a larger selection of sizes along with side wall sheets giving more choice. ■

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Managing tight forage stocks Derek Garrett.

Last year’s late cold spring and lack of summer rain challenged dairy farmers to make and store enough forage for their cows. Sara Gregson asks one producer how he coped. Derek Garrett runs 460 Jersey crossbred cows on an organic dairy unit at Park Hill Farm near Thornbury in Avon, on 385ha of part-owned, part-rented land. The herd is split

into 130 autumn calvers and 330 spring calvers, with the spring calvers milked once a day and the autumn calvers milked twice a day until the spring calvers start the following


year. The autumn calvers are fed 4kg oats and 1.5kg soya until the springs start calving, but the spring calvers receive no concentrate feed at all. They are all kept in one herd. The milk is sold to OMSCO and the milk has been certified antibioticfree for the past three years. Derek went organic in 2006 and has been running a New Zealand style grazing system for many years. The cows enter a paddock when there is 3,200kg DM/ha and graze it down tight to 1,500kg DM/ha. They are given 12-hour breaks, giving the cows a regular fresh feed. The cows have been out this year in the daytime since the end of February, although the dry winter has slowed grass growth well below normal. “We would usually have 76cm of rain a year and we have had only 15– 17cm all winter,” says Derek. “We are in the rain-shadow of South Wales – we can watch it raining over the River Severn and be totally dry here.”

Grass seed mixtures The soils vary across the farm from sandy loam to some heavier clay. Grass seeds mixtures such as Megabite for grazing and Fortress for silage with white clover from Oliver Seeds have been used extensively with some fields now 14 years old and still performing. “I tend to replace up to 20ha of the grazing block each year – ploughing in winter, spreading muck at 14t/ha and cultivating with a disc before distributing the seed using a harrow with a seed box above. “I have always bought from Tony Walkers at Oliver Seeds since going down the milk from grazed grass route. My focus is producing milk from forage and these mixtures have never let me down. They are predominantly late perennial ryegrasses, with Timothy, festulolium and white clover.”

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much later than usual, but once the warm weather came the grass grew very quickly – giving a large first cut of silage. “We were lucky enough to have a lot of forage in stock from 2017 so we had more than enough to last the longer winter,” Derek explains. “We had a massive first cut but the second cut never came. After filling the clamp we usually make 1,500 round bales – but last year made just 500. “The clover thrived in the dry summer and we had 40ha of pure clover which we baled but didn’t wrap and fed out in a sacrifice paddock along with 300t of clamp silage, from mid June to mid August. “During those 8 weeks we lost 5 litres of milk a day per cow, but when the rain came the fresh grass that grew was of exceptional quality and we got 3-litres a day per cow back. “The favourable autumn allowed us to keep the cows out a month longer than usual and the heifers stayed out grazing until Christmas Eve. We dried off some of the autumn calvers a month earlier than normal to allow more grass for the spring calvers. “I also took the opportunity to sell 40 high cell count cows. I used their milk to rear beef calves for five months, saving on the cost of organic milk powder before selling the cows. “The forage stocks are now low – with no round bales left and just 400t of clamp silage. It will be tight but we have our fingers crossed that it will rain and the grazing and silage fields will come away well. Last year was a real test but we managed by being flexible and adapting to the conditions.” ■

Five ways to plug the forage gap – Oliver Seeds’ Rod Bonshor

Grass has grown quickly in the mild winter/spring and some early silage cuts have already been taken eg catch crop ryegrass like Tornado. It is really important to apply fertiliser/ slurry immediately to these fields to increase second cut volume Now is the time to carry out weed control in grass, in particular in young leys as temperatures rise and the weeds start to grow. This will raise the quality of the forage and allow for overseeding with new grasses in any gaps left by dead weeds

Sow some bulky forage crops. Arable silage can be ready in as little as 14 weeks and provide up to 10t DM/ha. This can also be undersown with grass ready for the autumn. Fodder beet also has huge feed potential and maize can be sown this month Reseed old, worn out leys. Last year highlighted which fields were past their best by giving up first in the drought and coming back last. Where sowing grass to grass – plough the old ley up now and plant with a brassica catch crop such as Winfred

Rod Bonshor.

hybrid rape for some useful summer grazing. Fast and slow growing catch crops are a relatively cheap option to provide planned grazing from this June to March next year Check soil fertility. Timely tests to correct imbalances and reduce compaction will pay huge dividends for forthcoming grass and forage crops

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Hard working harrow for professionals The Grasmaster from Kockerling is a scarifying harrow that is built for the professional user and contractors. By using vertical double tines, the effect on the ground is intensified. The 8mm thick tine is strong enough to withstand the heaviest of work. The curved tine spring top allows the vertical leg to move in any direction levelling and tearing out dead grass. The 60 tines per tine field produce a tine spacing of 2.5cm. Each tine field follows the ground contours independently from its neighbour. This ensures that the whole field is worked equally even at high speeds. A hydraulic cylinder on the wheel/parallelogram can adjust the working depth and the aggressiveness of the tines. Aggressive settings are ideal for aerating pastures. Less aggressive settings are particularly suitable for reseeding. When working in grassland with molehills or dried dung pats the height adjustable cross boards level the molehills and break up the dung pats leaving a much better finish. The cross boards are not fixed over the

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New grass windrower on show The Merge Maxx 950.

Kuhn will demonstrate its new belt merger grass windrower, the latest model in its variable round baler range, and its award-winning film binding technology among an array of equipment at ScotGrass 2019, says the company. Aimed at large-scale grassland farms and contractors, the Merge Maxx 950 uses two adjustable, variable width and bi-directional merger belts to give a maximum grass pick-up width of 9.5m in a single pass. The bi-directional design of the twin belts provides multiple windrow delivery options: forage can be delivered into a single central windrow, a single lateral windrow (left or right side), two lateral windrows (one either side)

or a central and left or right lateral windrow. With this degree of versatility, the Merge Maxx can collect up to 18m into a single windrow from 2 passes, or – in light crop situations such as a multi-cut silage system – collect up to 27m of grass into 1 windrow from 3 passes. Pick-up and windrow width can be adjusted to suit the quantity and type of forage material being harvested, thus enabling the number of passes and associated costs to be reduced. For lateral windrows, the windrow width can be varied between 1.0–1.5m. For central windrows, the windrow can be up to 2.2m in width.

Forage supply Auto-regulating rollers at the front

and side of the pick-up unit selfadjust their position according to crop thickness. These in turn pass a consistent and constant supply of forage to the merger belts, thus enabling the Merge Maxx to produce a uniform, airy and faster-drying windrow which makes it easier for the subsequent baler or chopper to collect large volumes of grass: for forage harvesters this can equate to a 2–3kph increase in forward operating speed. As with any rake, clean grass pick-up and the ability to produce a swathe which is free of stones, soil or other impurities, is reliant on the ability to follow ground contours accurately. On the Merge Maxx 950, this is controlled by three key design elements: articulated pick-up skids, powerful lift-control springs, and pivot points which provide vertical and angled ground clearance. As well as ensuring good forage quality, less debris within the swathe also translates to less time and money spent on replacing blades and other working parts on the forage harvester or baler.

Kuhn’s latest variable chamber round baler range will be represented by the VB 3165, a machine producing bales from 0.8–1.6m diameter and 1.2m wide. One of four models in the range, this baler is equipped with the company’s Progressive Density system which uses two chamber rollers, a starter roller and five endless baling belts to produce evenly shaped bales. Belt pressure increases as the bale grows and can be adjusted from the tractor cab to compensate for variations in crop type quality and to maintain a constant density as the bale is formed. The VB 3165 is suitable for baling a range of wet and dry crops: from hay and straw (5–20 per cent moisture), to haylage (18–35 per cent moisture) and silage (35–80 per cent moisture). It is available with Kuhn’s Optifeed, Opticut 14 or Opticut 23 intake rotors. All VB models can be supplied with, and controlled by, Kuhn’s new Isobus terminals, the 5.4in (14.3cm) CCI 50 and the 12.1in (30.5cm) CCI 1200, both of which can be used to control any Isobus-ready machine. ■

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Improving water quality for all pigs has become a principle objective for the UK pig sector because clinical evidence demonstrates it can help reduce disease challenges, improve herd health and productivity and reduce medication use, writes Jane Jordan. Speaking at a key industry round table on pig health and antibiotic use last summer, president of the Pig Vet Society, Duncan Berkshire, urged pig businesses to prioritise water hygiene and follow the principles used by human health organisations when they tackling widespread disease challenges. Securing a clean supply remains a prerequisite of any human infection control strategy – logic that should be applied to livestock disease management as it would bring equivalent outcomes, he said. AHDB Pork’s series of ‘Keeping the Balance’ roadshows held throughout winter 2018/19, enforced the ‘clean water’ message. Livestock housing and environmental specialist, Nigel Penlington, presented hard facts about water quality and his observations verified that most herds had mediocre supplies. What’s more, most pig businesses don’t fully understand the economic significance of providing a consistently clean drinking water. “As an industry we are very good at protecting our water supplies, but the mind set is quite different when it comes to delivering a clean, healthy supply to livestock,” he said. Low-grade contamination can and does affect herd health and it’s often a contributary factor in persistent disease problems. Many key pathogens, including swine flu, salmonella, strep suis and E. coli, can survive in water for very long periods – some for up to a year in the right

conditions (see graph). An inconsistent supply, in terms of quality and volume, can also undermine the measures taken to treat/control ill health as it can compromise the efficacy of any in-water therapy. “For an industry now choosing to use strategic in-water medication in place of in-feed treatments, this is a vital consideration,” added Mr Penlington. He also hinted how future legislation might require livestock businesses to demonstrate responsible use of in-water additives, such as sanitisers, vitamins and organic acids. Pig producers that choose to routinely use such products might have to validate efficacy, why they are necessary to safeguard herd health and welfare and that they are not an environmental hazard.

Liquid assets For new-build and modern, purposebuilt premises, the investment in a new water system, including dosing equipment, is around £3 a pig place (excluding labour). However, upgrading facilities on well-established farms that have converted/refurbished buildings, it can be more expensive. Estimates suggest up to £5 a pig place, but cost will depend on unit size, farm layout and how the plumbing connects between buildings. Water pressure and flow rate variability might also present challenges.

 The filters on these nipple drinkers are blocked from silting. These deposits will impair flow rates and affect water delivery to pigs.  Taking regular water samples at different outlets around the farm can reveal a lot about the hygiene and quality of pigs’ drinking water.

With current market uncertainty, many producers seem reluctant to invest, but evidence suggests that these ‘older sites’ could potentially gain more from an H2O upgrade, in terms of herd health, productivity and economic return. Innovation and technology from other industries, and the development of safe, easy-to-use biocides and additives, are beginning to simplify on farm water treatment/ management – practical progress that will help producers consistently deliver hygienic supplies to all pigs, indoors and out. Speaking at AHDB’s roadshow, Fieldsman with BQP/ Tulip fieldsman, Mark Jagger has helped explained how practical upgrades have helped BQP’s contract finishing herds stabilise continued over...

AHDB observations continually demonstrate that water is mediocre on most pig farms. These samples show how variable quality can be on one farm.

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Tom Neat of Contended products checking water quality and hygiene readings of a Merlin system sited on an outdoor pig farm.

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water quality and subsequently reduce medication use and improve pig performance. He said providing cleaner drinking water, at the correct pressure and flow rate at each stage of the production process, has raised water and feed intakes and lifted growth rates on most farms. Mortality rates in the early stages (7–30kg liveweight) have also fallen and experience also shows that outcomes from using in-water medication and acid treatments have also been better when water quality is stabilised. Producers have also found that introducing routine pipe cleaning and disinfection to end of batch washdown is also helping to minimise health problems and maintain productivity in subsequent consignment of pigs. “Achieving a consistently good quality water supply is challenging, and we’re still learning as no single solution suits every farm. You must evaluate each system individually, determine what you want to achieve and see if it’s practical. We’ve found sanitising water and using organic acids in the drinking supply works well and suits our system,” he explained. BQP units use Huwa San to clean and flush all pipework and header tanks. The approved biocide is added to waterlines at recommended concentrations using an automatic, in-line doser (Dostaron or Select Doser). The sanitiser can also be safely administered to the pigs’ drinking water at a low concentration throughout the production period to protect it from bacterial contaminants and biofilm build-up.

Hassle-free and high-tech Producers wanting hassle-free water management might find the Merlin package from Contended Products a cost-effective option. This innovative, self-contained water purification system suits indoor and outdoor sites and offers sophisticated control

without daily ‘hands-on’ management. Merlin comes as a package which includes all equipment and associated services for a monthly fee, so no capital investment is required. Producers simply buy into a bespoke bundle which provides the high-tech water analysis/treatment plus all the required biocides, stabilisers and organic acids needed to consistently deliver hygienic, good quality drinking water to every pig on the farm, 24/7. Brenntag products are recommended for Merlin (Clorious-2 for sanitising and Neubacid-SM an organic acid), which are Defra and FEMAS approved and comply fully with Red Tractor/RSPCA assurance standards. The treatment plant is housed inside a small steel container which is delivered direct the farm or bore whole site. The kit is simply ‘plumbed in’ and once set up, will automatically purify/treat the water to ensure optimum quality at all times. It can run on solar and/or mains power or a generator. Clean Water International (CWI) developed Merlin and operates similar serviced water quality packages in the poultry and food processing industries. Although stockmen/ managers are advised to keep a daily check on activities, CWI technicians will manage the process remotely via an internet platform. Real time data is collected on pH, mineral levels, dosing levels/sanitisation and the quality of water being delivered to the pigs. Pressure and flow rates are continually monitored with any faults, such as burst pipes or blockages, triggers an immediate alert. The system also complements Contented’s range of Clean-Water tanks and drinkers, which are already widely used on outdoor herds. Tom Neat of Contented Products says Merlin makes high-tech water, quality assured water treatment an affordable option for pig producers. “We must change our mindset about water hygiene if we are to reduce further medication use. This technology enables all pig farms, whether they’re indoors or out to deliver consistently clean drinking water to all of their pigs, all of the

time,” he explains. Farms using Merlin report good results with noticeable improvements to pig health and vitality. One 5,000-place free-range finishing site in North Norfolk noted an increase in feed consumption and less scouring in growing pigs once it began purifying and acidifying its water supply. Stockmen said the pigs spent more time around the drinkers and that feed stations required re-filling a day earlier. Another installation on an indoor breed-to-finish unit has recently been completed and initial results look equally promising.

Performance and profit Water quality is now an integral part of Dutch and Danish pig health programmes and most herds see positive improvements to productivity following the installation of water treatment facilities. A report by the EU PiG Innovation Group highlighted how a sanitised water system on a Danish finishing farm boosted average growth rates by 10% per cent and improved feed efficiency by 3 per cent. The unit, owned and managed by Jens Ole Bladt’s, an EU PiG ambassador, also saw a 1 per cent drop in mortality rate and a 10 per cent reduction in the incidence of colitis/diarrhoea, which brought a subsequent reduction in veterinary/medicine inputs and antibiotic use. Financial analyses also revealed that having cleaner drinking water helped to cut production costs from €1.40 to €1.36/kg. Dutch producer Rene Weijs runs a 3,200-place finishing unit at Veulen. The farm installed an intricate, computer-controlled and monitored water filtration and treatment plant two years ago as part of a health programme to control persistent ileitis. Dutch legislation meant infeed medication was no longer an option. The facility delivers sanitised, fresh water to every pen and can strategically medicate individual

Improving water quality on pig units will cut down pathogenic challenges and bring benefits to pig health, productivity and antibiotic reduction.

rooms and pens if required. The farm’s water comes from a borehole and samples taken before the filtration system was installed showed variable quality. High bacterial concentrations were also found in the pipelines, which suggested biofilm build up and perpetual reinfection. When the lines were cleaned/ replaced and then re-fuelled with sanitised drinking water, Rene says pigs’ fluid and feed intake increased considerably and ileitis waned. As part of the upgrade the business also installed a comprehensive a network of colourcoded water lines which deliver fresh (blue), acidified (red) and vitamin/ mineral supplemented (green) water to every pen. Individual groups of pigs can also be strategically dosed with nutritional/health supplements or medication when required. Antibiotic (AB) use has fallen significantly on this farm since the water treatment plant was installed. Annual usage is now below 4 Defined Daily Doses per Animal (DDDA), which is attributed to the high sanitary standards achieved and the routine use of in-water acids/gut conditioners. Growth rate averages between 850–900g a day with an FCR of 2.35 from 27–110 kg (liveweight). ■

Rene Weijs in the pump house explaining how filtration and sanitisation is stabilising drinking water supplies on his farm.

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Innovation and collaboration in line with market demands Suffolk-based Rattlerow Farms is it at the forefront of British pig production, it says. The family-owned breeding and genetics company, now in its 66th year, was named NPA AIG Member of the year last year – an award voted for by producers and the allied trade. Rattlerow’s core business is pig genetics, but is also shaping its activities in line with market demands. “UK pig production is evolving and there’s opportunities at many different levels,” says general manager Robin Lawson. The company has forged partnerships with integrators, including Karro and Cranswick, to manage their in-house breeding programmes. It’s also invested in an independent AI business – Klasse AI – which launched in 2016 and brought significant change to the UK’s porcine AI business. Klasse works collaboratively with breeders from UK, Europe and the US, to offer all pig businesses, not only Rattlerow customers, a wide selection of elite, world class genetics from ‘under one roof’ – a strategy that has proved highly successful and

kept sales growing, year-on-year. “Producers like the convenience of being able to obtain all AI requirements from one place. This collaborative ethos is also improving the quality and efficiency of AI services delivered to UK farms and helping maintain continued investment in new technology,” adds Robin. A £750,000 expansion programme was completed last year, plus investment in new genetic lines. The EBX terminal sire, developed by Choice Genetics in Iowa, is the latest addition, and is claimed to be one of the fastest-growing boars in the world. Progeny are lean, with exceptional carcase qualities, so there’s a strong demand for these genetics in the UK.

Contract opportunities Elsewhere, Rattlerow’s practical, innovative approach to pig farming continues to influence commercial production. The company farms 800ha of arable land, runs 4,000 commercial sows and is currently producing some 3,000 bacon pigs a week. Rising productivity means

A typical batch of Rattlerow weaners.

it seeking more contract finishing places. “We offer third-party partners a good package and can tailor a contract to fit an existing business or provide the technical expertise required to start up a new venture,” says Robin. Where possible, Rattlerow aims to standardise its finishing operations – the preference is straw-based, all-in, all-out production that complies with Red Tractor/RSPCA assurance standards. New-build projects are ideal, and premiums are offered to recognise the benefits that new accommodation can bring to pig health and performance. However, premises that have livestock buildings are equally viable and Rattlerow’s technical design team can supply refurbishment recommendations to optimise efficiency and profit potential. Contracts are bespoke and specific to match the skills, labour and resources available on a farm. Contractors can choose to take

pigs from weaning at four weeks of age (7kgs) or from 25–30kg live weight and rear them on through to slaughter at 110kg. Any training and technical support is provided too and new entrants are usually guided through their first few batches by fieldsman Keith Wiseman. “There are opportunities for new entrants in pig production and we have a wealth of experience to draw on, a good track record and partnerships that can meet their aspirations. Those that have joined us, have stayed with us and that’s a credible endorsement,” concludes Robin. ■ F REEDOM FA RROWING


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40 years of indoor know-how pays dividends for new outdoor unit while simultaneously overcoming the extremely hot conditions that we recorded on many days during that summer,” explains Trevor. Knowing that temperature control is critical to both pig welfare and improved productivity, Trevor felt that the new outdoor housing chosen for the unit was key to its early success. “Indoor production has always offered a more stabilised environment, which in my opinion is what pigs prefer. Excessive heat or cold is not good and both are much more difficult to control on outdoor units. As a management team it made sense to look at selecting the right type of outdoor sow housing that could minimise the pigs’ exposure to temperature extremes.” In March 2018 director Jon Easey contacted pig specialist Jamie MacDonald of Cambridgeshirebased Contented Products in order to trial three Aardvark farrowing arks alongside three Armadillo farrowing arks following an initial conversation with their customer Karro Food Group. “I knew that Karro had successfully trialed the Contented arks on their own outdoor sites as far

back as 2016 so we went ahead with our own trial based on their positive feedback. Although we liked both arks the decision was made to go with the Armadillo, mainly due to its higher roof designed for larger sows. After completing the trial I invested in 325 Armadillo arks,” says Jon. During the summer of 2018 Trevor and his team put the new arks to work. “One of the first observations was that the sows were extremely comfortable, spending a lot of time in the arks on hot days allowing their piglets to suckle longer. Even when outside temperatures were very high, the temperature inside the arks never rose above 25ºC,” he says. The smooth moulded design has no sharp edges to prevent injuries and there is a plenty of lying space for both the sow and her piglets. “The offset rear window reduces any through draft and provides a useful viewing post for observing sows and piglets. On colder days we saw very little condensation inside the ark so straw stays dry for much longer,” he adds. “After many years in this industry I know that controlling a pig’s environment is key to maximising productivity. These plastic farrowing arks are certainly helping us to achieve that.” ■

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Offset rear window reduces through draft and makes for a useful observation post.

Unit manager Trevor Short has no regrets following his move to outdoor production.

After more than 40 years successfully managing indoor pig herds Trevor Short made his first move into outdoor production, setting up a new outdoor unit near Swaffham, Norfolk last year. The new site (part of MJ and JA Easey, a family business run by brothers Jon and Chris Easey) began serving its first batch of JSR T9 gilts in May but, for Trevor, the process of setting up the new site began much earlier.

“We started laying out and stocking the 32 acre outdoor site in early February and by early summer we were at 1,350 sows – fractionally below the 1,400 sow capacity we had envisaged,” he says. The new breeding unit supplies 8kg weaners on contract to UK pork processor Karro Food Group for finishing at its Malton site. “It was a significant challenge to ensure we met the supply targets consistently with a young herd of new stock


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Consider lessons learned from last year’s maize planting Carefully consider soil type and moisture availability on a field-by-field basis before planting, growers are advised.

With 2018 proving a challenging season for maize crops, growers are being encouraged to take a considered approach ahead of maize planting to ensure maximum return on investment. “To ensure the best chance of producing maximum yields of high-quality forage, growers should consider challenges encountered

last year in producing well-thought-out plans for this year’s crop,” says Wynnstay crop protection manager, Dr Simon Pope (left). “Last season, many crops struggled with the dry conditions on light soiltypes, where moisture deficiency and reduced nutrient availability affected yield. This was clearly demonstrated at one of Wynnstay’s maize

observation sites in Cheshire, where a range of varieties were planted. “By error, when the headland of the field was drilled, the seed in one drill-row was planted at a depth of 4in, compared with all the other units on the drill sowing seed at 2in deep. But the seed drilled deeper actually resulted in plants growing to a normal height whereas those drilled at the more usual depth of 2in only reached a height of about 4ft. The deeper drilled plants had better access to moisture during establishment in the dry heat of last summer and so performed better,” he explains.

Soil conditions For the season ahead, Dr Pope advises basing drilling depth on soil conditions and moisture levels. “Carefully consider soil type and moisture availability on a field-byfield basis before planting, to help decide optimum seed depth. If there are no issues with soil moisture

the seed should be sown at the conventional 1.5–2.0in deep and this will result in more rapid emergence. However, if the soil is dry and the seed needs to be drilled at 3in deep to find moisture, then this will be beneficial.” He also recommends sowing maize as soon as conditions permit – the soil must be warm enough and the base temperature for maize to grow is 10ºC. And while the soil usually reaches the required temperature somewhere around 20th April, those that haven’t started to drill as yet should first ensure production of a good quality seedbed is possible. Dr Pope adds it is also worth considering seed size ahead of planting. “I’ve noted variations in seed size between different varieties and across different seed-lots. Although this won’t impact germination, it’s important for growers to discuss with their contractors how machinery is calibrated and set up, to ensure variability in seed size is accounted for to achieve the target seed rate and plant population.” ■

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New generation at core of livestock tractor line-up A new generation of McCormick X5 Series tractors now available from dealers throughout the UK and Ireland features more transmission options for a wider choice of gear configurations. It also offers new reduced-revs 40kph and PTO speeds to help with fuel economy and a power-boosted braking system for improved performance with less effort as part of a generous level of standard equipment. “The X5 Series is at the core of our ‘livestock tractor’ line-up and offers a lively and versatile power unit with a broad choice of specifications to suit different applications and preferences,” notes Argo Tractors managing director for the UK and Ireland, Adrian Winnett. “Together with a neat and well laid-out cab providing a comfortable and convenient working environment with good all-round visibility, the tractors make an attractive package for field and loader work.” The new McCormick X5 Series replaces the Perkins-powered first-generation X5 design with 3 new models powered by a 3.6-litre

With power outputs from 99–113hp, field work such as grass mowing, tedding and raking are among obvious roles for the new-generation McCormick X5 Series tractors.

Deutz 4-cylinder engine tuned for max outputs of 99hp (X5.35), 107hp (X5.45) and 113hp (X5.55). Apart from attractive power, torque and fuel economy credentials, the new engine has simpler emissions control hardware in the form of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), which unlike a diesel particulates filter (DPF) requires no fuel-burn cleansing, maintenance or operator intervention. It also has a new viscous drive option for the engine cooling fan, which runs only when necessary to maintain a steady coolant temperature and therefore contributes to the tractor’s fuel economy.

Transmissions In the new X5 Series tractors, power and torque are channelled through an expanded selection of transmissions. Buyers can choose between a dry clutch synchro shuttle or wet

clutch power shuttle, a gear splitter or 3s-speed powershift, and from 12 to 36 forward speeds, with a creep gearbox option available across the board. “The synchro shuttle 12x12 transmission with manual rear linkage control will suit anyone wanting a simple, reliable ‘mechanical’ tractor for yard work on a livestock farm and perhaps also for horticultural and fruit enterprises,” says Mr Winnett. “But there’s also the option to

upgrade to the power shuttle with adjustable drive take-up, which apart from giving fingertip forward/ reverse selection also brings electrohydraulic control of the PTO clutch for progressive take up of power to help protect implement drivelines.” Alternatively, there is the new 24x24 transmission with a splitter operated by a button on the gear selector that permits easy up- and down-shifts to cope with changing load on the tractor.

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This can be had with the synchro shuttle or power shuttle, as well as a creep ‘box that adds another eight speeds in both directions. If more ratios are required to handle a lot of field work – mowing, tedding and raking grass for hay and silage, cultivations and harrowing, trailer and spreader work, for example – then the newly-released H-M-L option provides the added versatility of three-speed powershift to complement the power shuttle. This increases the number of forward speeds to 36 with 12 in

reverse – or 48x16 with the creep gearbox – for greater flexibility when finding the optimum speed for every job. In addition, the new Eco Forty feature reduces the engine revs once a 40kph cruising speed has been reached, to save fuel and give the operator a quieter drive on lengthy transport runs. The new 4-speed PTO option is another fuel-saving feature, this time


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Hydraulics Hydraulic resources comprise a 62-litre/min gear pump (complemented by a 32-litre/min pump dedicated to steering and ancillary clutches), supplying the three double-acting spool valves fitted as standard. Other standard equipment includes interchangeable ball and claw ends for the 4,500kg rear linkage lift arms, and a push-back telescopic pick-up hitch; electronic control of the rear hitch is available in place of the mechanical system. The standard equipment list also includes an air suspension seat, tilt/telescopic steering wheel and

air conditioning in the McCormick X5 Series cabin, which features air intake filters located in the rear pillars where they are easily accessible while keeping the roof panel relatively slim for the lowest practicable overall height. Larger tyres are being fitted for the UK and Ireland, and a new powerboosted braking system delivers better performance for less effort from the operator, with true all-wheel braking performance provided by the internal front axle disc brakes installed as standard. The new tractors are available with a McCormick hydraulic loader for materials handling work, equipped with self-levelling and soft-ride suspension for the smoothest possible operation, concludes the company. ■

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News Let the fence take the strain Selecting a suitably sized energiser will ensure effective performance.

How to detect and locate problems with electric fencing are the most common queries asked of Mark Oliver, UK sales manager with Gallagher. “With many infrastructures running to over 20km of fence, integrity of the fence and tracking faults are major issues. Luckily new technologies can allow more effective fencing with speedy problem resolution in the event of a break in the current,” he says. “Our iSeries range of energisers provides outstanding control with constant monitoring of the fence operation.” Designed to power a wide range of fencing set-ups, the iSeries

energisers have an output voltage of up to 9,000V and with a light vegetation load will power a fence up to 100km long. It is the information generated by the system and how it is used that sets the iSeries apart, says Mark. Inline fence monitors constantly monitor the operation of the fence, measuring the output. If for any reason the fence fails, the monitors identify the problem and also the zone where it has occurred. Fitting one sensor per paddock provides fail safe grazing management. “All the data on the fence is shown in a single display box which can be placed up to 50m away from the energiser, perhaps in the office,” Mr Oliver continues. “We now offer an app making it possible to have all you need to know about the operation of the fence sent direct to your phone, giving simple 24 hour security.” The app also identifies the location of any faults, is wifi enabled and is a multi-user system for greater flexibility. ■

New diesel off-roader American off-road specialist Polaris has updated its diesel Ranger with new features to make it more durable, dependable and capable. Debuting in dealerships this spring, the new Ranger Diesel features a brand-new diesel engine and updated chassis, along with superior levels of comfort, handling and driving capabilities, says Polaris. Rodrigo Lourenco, vice president and general manager of Polaris Off-Road Vehicles EMEA, said: “It’s the result of two years of research and development, fuelled by direct customer feedback and in-depth usage analysis; with a new engine and a new chassis, it is built for hard work.” The 3-cylinder Kubota diesel engine delivers 24.8 horsepower and 40.8 ft lb of torque. It also offers a lower cost of ownership thanks to over 200 hours between service intervals, plus a longer filter life and less oil consumption. Its highest top speed is 65kph. The exterior design boasts an aggressive style with its all-new one-

The new Ranger Diesel boasts a wealth of upgrades to its looks and performance says Polaris.

piece chassis, says Polaris. More rugged throughout with reduced flex, the new chassis design is more robust for an improved ride, it explains. Internally, the Ranger Diesel has enhanced ergonomics for improved comfort while the wider chassis seats three people. The new model has also been developed for less engine noise in-cab and upgraded technology like a new digital gauge for a refined look. It has 1,134kg of towing capacity and a 720kg payload capacity and ground clearance of 33cm which is a 20 per cent increase from its predecessor. ■

Loyalty programme for tyre purchases Purchasers of the Trelleborg Wheel Systems products can take advantage of its new loyalty programme. The Agriplus programme will reward customer for their continued relationship with the brand by earning exclusive rewards. Points are earned in three ways, either when a replacement tyre is purchased through one of the Trelleborg Professional Centres (TPCs), when specifying Trelleborg tyres for a new tractor or when accessing the

Trelleborg training platform. The accumulated points can then be redeemed from a catalogue of more than 500 rewards. These are available from an online store and delivered straight to the customer’s address. Seven premium categories of awards include electronics, fashion, sports and leisure, jewellery and watches, featuring top brands. Trelleborg is also offering Agriplus partners access to an exclusive training platform where additional

points can be earned. The platform offers customers the opportunity to expand their technical knowledge, better understand the Trelleborg range and latest innovations, along with the opportunity to participate in online training, or access and download brochures and product information. ■ With the Trelloborg Agriplus loyalty programme farmers can earn rewards through collecting points for tyre purchases.


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In May 1994 Farmers Guide gave details of the latest set-aside rules which guaranteed payments would be available to farmers who agreed to keep the same land in set-aside for the next five years. John Hodge noted that in a safety report issued by Eastern Electricity the list of incidents involving high voltage cables was as long as ever.

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to a planned straw-fired electricity generating station at Ipswich. Another straw burning power station was proposed at Huntingdon which it was hoped would come on stream in 1996. Brice-Baker at Wyboston in Bedfordshire, which imported Farm Fans continuous flow grain dryers from America, held an open day on a Norfolk farm to introduce new 10, 14 and 20t capacity models. Costing £25,950, £29,950 and £46,995 respectively, the dryers had a twostage gas-fired furnace and automatic moisture controllers. Two of the Farm Fans ranges of static and mobile dryers with 78–270t (24hr) drying capacity, were also on show. The machinery pages included news that Case had smashed the world ploughing record with a 380hp Case 9280 and a 12f Kverneland plough, completing 109ha in 24 hours. RDS announced the introduction of its yield mapping system and Stanhay was selling its Singulaire precision seeders in the Czech Republic. ■

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Fertiliser distributors On many farms a simple spinner broadcaster, either attached to the back of a farm trailer or towed behind it, was used to spread artificial fertilisers in the 1930s. A late 1940s Ministry of Agriculture advisory leaflet listed eight different types of feed mechanism used on full width fertiliser distributors. Horse- or tractor-drawn reciprocating plate, star wheel and plate and flicker distributors were the more popular types of distributor at the time. Bamfords of Uttoxeter, McCormick International and a few other

companies made reciprocating plate machines. The bottom of the hopper consisted of three perforated steel plates and, depending on make, either the centre or the top and bottom plates were reciprocated by a wheel-driven crank mechanism. This action caused the fertiliser to fall through the perforations to the ground. The application rate depended on the length of stroke of the moving plate(s). Massey Harris, Tullos Wilmo, Wrekin and other companies made the more popular plate and flicker

The 14 plate Tullos Wilmo fertiliser distributor cost £266 in 1966.

distributor. A series of saucers or plates in the bottom of the hopper carried fertiliser to a row of external rotating fingers which flicked fertiliser from the plates on to the ground. Application rate depended on the speed of the wheel-driven plates and adjustable shutters which controlled the rate of flow from the hopper. Most plate and flicker distributors had 7 or 8 plates and

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Tomlin tractor mounted 2 wheel, 2m, hay rake .....£750 no VAT Tomlin tractor mounted 1m drum mower .....£1,400 no VAT

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G & J Peck Ltd SPALDING – TEL 01775 724343 ELY (HEAD OFFICE) – TEL 01353 664515 RAMSEY St MARY’S – TEL 01733 844642 63838

41024577 – Ex demo New Holland T6.475, 50kph, Terraglide axle, new Dynamic Command gearbox, rear/auto PTO, AGR ready, hyd pump, 520/85R38 & 16.9x28 tyres, 319hrs ..................................POA

41026128 – 2016 New Holland T7.235 AC, 1913hrs, 50k+air, Terraglide suspended front axle & 3 point linkage, PTO cab suspension 4 electronic remote valves .............................................£58,980

21025354 – 2016 New Holland T7.210 PC, FPS 29x12, creep gearbox, 40kph, classic spec, 4 mech spools, Terraglide susp front axle/ links, 8 led worklights, 2 beacons .................................£64,985

21025411 – Used New Holland T7.270, AC (CVT) trans, auto guidance Intelliview IV, 50kph, air brakes, A/C, Terraglide 4wd Class IV front axle, active suspension/brakes, 4 electric spool valves, front PTO ...................................................£78,000



21024878 – Larrington 20t Majestic trailer new, 26' x 7'3" x 5', 150mm square axles, twin line air brakes, blow board, wind up grain chute, Nokian CT 650/55R26.5 tyres ................................£29,500


Root Crop Special builds, 22' x 7'6" x 4'6", excellent condition, 10 stud axles, 560/60R22.5 Nokian tyres, h/d chassis, 5mm floor, 4mm sides, full width window grill/perspex, hyd back door/tailgate, sprung drawbar, rollover sheet, air & hyd brakes with ABS, ladders front, rope hooks, grain chute .....£13,950

41025128 – 2017 CX8.70 FS combine, fixed shoe, 9500L grain tank, yield & moisture monitor, Intellisteer GPS, Intelliview IV touchscreen, a/c, 6 row strawchopper & chaff spreader, 25' Gen II varifeed header, RH sideknife, tandem axle trolley, 800/70R32 & 500/80r28 tyres .. POA

21024979 – Ex demo CR10.90 New Holland Revelation combine, 28.5" Smartrax, full Terraglide susp, VF620/70R26 r/tyres, 14,500L grain tank, 41' vari header, 6 row straw chopper, Intellisteer GPS, twin side knives, yield & moisture monitoring, 340hrs POA


41024752 – 2001 FKV380 Baselier cultivator ......................................................................£5,000

41024954 – 4X90 cup feed planting elements, indv row shut off, small seed cup inserts, parallel furrow openers, 2 depth control wheels, 4 pairs adj scalloped covering discs, auto depth control shaper hood, 2200kg auto tipping hopper, tramline kit, elec belt agitation & hyd drive system .......................... POA

21024974 – 1990 Lely Roterra, 4m power harrow, fitted packer roller, crumbler roller, manually adjustable levelling board, new set of tines (supplied only)..............................................................£1,950


RABE ALBATROS 140 41024717 – 2000 FKV560 Baselier cultivator ...................................................................................£2,500

41022531 – 2016 Claydon 6m Terrastar stubble cultivator, complete with toolbars..............£11,950


in furrow, rated up to 300hp, 5+1 build, 93cm point to point, under beam clearance E80CM, BP341W mouldboard, mouldboard extn, hyd front furrow, VFD182B Vari fix skimmers, rear disc, D30M combi wheel 13.0/55x16 ........................................................................................................................£16,500

21024985 – 2018 JCB 435S loading shovel, Michelin Megaxbib 750/65R26, LSD axles, non parallel lift, Contractor Pro cab, climate control, sintered pads, 4 spool ......................................................£139,500

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21025209 – 2016 New Holland T7.210 PC, 50kph, a/c, 8 LED worklights, elec rear mirrors, Isobus rear breakaway socket, Intelliview IV, radar with slip control, 2000hrs .........................................£59,985

31025050 – 2013 JCB 416S loading shovel, 3 spools, industrial quick hitch, Smoothride, new tyres, 12 month/500hrs Driveline only cover............£65,000

NEW OUT OF SEASON SPECIAL SULKY X40+ SPREADER 21025004 – 2012 Brevi/Sulky 220/XEOS drill, Mek Farmer 220 power harrow with 550mm packer rollers c/w 4m Xeos disc drill .....................£14,500

41024434 – Hyd shut off fertiliser spreader EV2436 vanes, hopper extension to 600L, hopper cover with manual winder, left hand rear ladder, rubber mudguard ext, overlap kit, tribord kit.......... £8,500

41024437 – Ex demo Sulky 3m XEOS Pro Evo drill, disc coulters, elec balance, cranked level tines, power harrow kit, pre-emergence markers, wheel scrapers, packer roller, level board, vert fold markers, pair eradicators ...........................£31,950


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Tel: 01522 246 522 James Richard 07764 511257 07860 575155

JOHN Deere 578 round baler net & string, wide pick up with pre-cutter, low bale count, genuine reason for sale. Sensible offers please. E French Tel 01452 840379 (Glos)

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HEATH 10 Hesston bale chaser, 22.5 tyres, super singles/ floatation, vgc. Choice from £18,000+VAT. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)

2016 JCB 536-70 Agri Super, 3739hrs, 7m reach, 3.6t lift, 40kph, PUH, hyd locking pins, boom susp, a/c, selectable 4wd, rev fan, a/seat, ltd slip diff, const flow hyd, w/lights, 70% Michelin 460/70R24, serviced POA

2018 JCB 535-95, 720hrs, 9.5m reach, 3.5t lift, joystick, a/c, p/shift, 3rd service, 4ws/2ws/ crab steer, keypad, orange & green beacon, 70% tyres, serviced by Watling JCB, bal of 2yr/4000hr warranty, T&Cs apply £40,000

01271 320727 03-65848

NEED 2018 JCB 535-95, 955hrs, 9.5m reach, 3.5t lift, joystick, a/c, p/shift, 3rd service, 4ws/2ws/ crab steer, keypad, orange & green beacon, 50% tyres, serviced by Watling JCB, bal of 2yr/4000hr warranty, terms apply £39,750

2017 JCB 8018 CTS mini excavator, 598hrs, 1742kg, expanding tracks, twin speed tracking, hammer lines, blade with exts, orange & green beacons, worklights, 75% tracks, 3 buckets, quick hitch, serviced £12,500


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BALERS & BALE HANDLING 2017 JCB 8018 CTS mini excavator, 583hrs, 1742kg, expanding tracks, twin speed tracking, hammer lines, blade with exts, orange & green beacons, w/lights, 75% tracks, 3 buckets, quick hitch, serviced £12,500

2015 Wacker Neuson 3001 3t dumper, 655hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, beacon, hydrostatic, shuttle forward/reverse, road kit, 75% tyres, serviced £11,500

2012 Ingersoll Rand 7/71 260 CFM towable compressor, 1343hrs, 4 outlets, Yanmar 4 cylinder turbo, fast tow, lights £7,000

NH648 Cropcutter, 2002, 24k bales, same belts & chain from new, no repairs, net & wrap blades, unused, owner driver from 2006, let the land, no more need for wide angle joint, Leominster. £3,500+VAT. E Powell Tel 07831 541937 (Herts) BALERS Choice applicator, off NH BC5070 conventional baler, complete, good working order. Sensible offers. P Reeves Tel 07748 677440 (Kent) WELGER RP535 round baler, 2012, wide flotation tyres, drop down floor, hyd brakes, approx 12000 bales. £12,250. R Parker Tel 07885 959356 (Norfolk) COOK flat 8 bale sledge. £150+VAT. F Howell & Sons Tel 01760 440297/07798 668239 (Norfolk)

Bale Grab

Western power washer bowser fitted with Yanmar diesel engine, electric start, fast tow, lights £2,000

COOKS flat 8 belt bale sledge with windrower, hydraulic bale release with all hydraulic pipes included, ideal for high capacity baler, good condition. N Dolby Tel 07889 700498 (Cambs)

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NEW Holland BB940 Cropcutter, 80x90. J Dennis Tel 07967 442373/01647 24535 (Devon)

Over 30 years’ experience

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G Baxter & Son


Land Drainage Ltd

We will survey the site and provide a cost effective solution tailored to suit your needs All drainage work is carried out by ourselves For more information A family business with over 35 years experience in agricultural please call Geoff Baxter land drainage throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas

07974 127748

SILAWRAP 7510, with Honda diesel power pack, can be converted back to tractor hydraulic, it's on 500mm wrap now, but has a 750mm arm, looks unused, to go with it, let the land now, Leominster. £2,250. E Powell Tel 07931 541937 (Herts)

BEET EQUIPMENT WEBB 6 row tractor hoe. £100. S Jones Tel 07796 001370 (Norfolk)

Lexion & Dominator We supply the following new parts combine hire CONCAVES RASP BARS BELTS Fabrication & repairs KNIVES CHAINS FINGERS Breaking 100s of machines FILTER KITS

01926 614345

JOHN Deere 854 round baler, 2012, 27,395 bales, 2.2m pick up, autolube rota feed, drop floor, wide tyres, net wrap, good belts, chains & sprockets, always barn stored, excellent condition. £13,000 ono. A Clarke Tel 07708 205708 (Norfolk) CLAAS Rollant 62 Rollatex baler, string & net wrap, good overall condition, can go straight to work. £1,800 ono. N Garrod Tel 07801 634235 (Norfolk)

PZ Haybob, working order. £275+VAT. C Banks Tel 07971 627574/01777 870246 (Notts)


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NEW Holland BB940A packer cutter baler, 2007, only 49k bale count, auto grease, bale eject. £20,000. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos) MULTIMATE flat 8 bale grab, JCB brackets; Cooks flat 8 windrow sledge; Ritchie 56 bale trailer; PZ Haybob. Available separately or together, Terry, Saffron Walden. J Staight Tel 07761 631549/07831 277076 (Essex)

JOHN Deere 459 conventional baler, a good tidy baler, used only on one small grass farm from new, always kept inside. £4,750+VAT. A Hawtin Tel 07738 951502/01327 350477 (Northants)

JOHN Deere 459 conventional baler, 2010, hydraulic bale tension, hydraulic drawbar, 2m wide pickup, very reliable, immaculate condition. £9,000+VAT. J Mount Tel 07879 695096/01858 545109 (Leics)


2015 Vervaet 617 45/50 Superb, very low hours/ha, ex farmers' own use machine, ready to work – new ring trace. Welcome inspection.

CLAAS Quadrant 3300, 3x4 bale size, 2014, 16000 bales, done 4 seasons' work, barn stored when not being used, serviced by dealer, owner driver. £56,000. J Warne Tel 07986 548621 (Suffolk)

2012 Vervaet 617 Beet Eater 5/50 all round topper, vgc, with high spec 2013 ROPA Tiger V8 4 45/50 all round topper, vgc, high spec & ready to work

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Agriculture Ltd We know you have choices. We hope we can prove why we’re the right choice for you. Randells and Vaderstad – a 20+ year partnership where people and service matter.

Philip Watkins 8 hyd reset leg trailed subsoiler with DD packer & Opico seeder POA

Kongskilde Vibroflex 7.4m with front discs & spring roller packer, 2012 ARRIVING SOON

Garford 18 row inter-row hoe with hydraulic unit control, 2012 ARRIVING SOON

Vaderstad TPF8 trailed maize planter with fertiliser & micro-granular 2013 £34,000

Lemken Vari-Diamant 7f, in-furrow only, semimounted, 2006, CD40 bodies, tungsten parts POA

Cousins V-Form 3.5m 7 leg subsoiler 2006, razor ring packer £5,500

Gregoire Besson Discordon 3m 5 shearbolt legs with tungsten wings, rubber packer, discs 70% £6,500

Vaderstad Rapid RDA600S 2012 with 4356ha

Dalbo Culti-lift 800 springtine harrow 8m fully mounted, 2013 £12,000

Kverneland Accord Optima 8 row mounted parallel hyd fold maize planter + front hopper £5,000

Vaderstad Rexius Twin RST830 heavy double press 2009, 3 row raptor tines, exceptional £28,500


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07760 772999 Bill Bailey 07887 714430 William Randell SALES Further details of our machinery stock can be found at

07887 524281 Paul Roegele SERVICE Viewing is by appointment only due to machines being in various locations

For more info call James Bowring on 07500 786742 or head office on 01623 847171


2017 MF 7340 Combine hydrostatic transmission, 3 speed, 180hp, 5200l grain tank, 5 straw walkers, 16’ freeflow combine, 150 hrs 30021371 £92,000 W

2014 MF 7618 Dyna 6, 50kph, FSH, 3t front link, 4 rear & 1 front spool, efficient spec, 110l/min hyd pump, 6126 hrs 10021010 £39,850 W

2016 MF 7716 Dyna-6, 40kph, efficient spec, hyd trailer brales only, front susp, 3 rear spools (2 fingertip), very tidy, 613 hrs 20021556 £63,450 T

2012 MF 8650 Dyna-VT, 50kph, front links, front PTO, 4 rear & 2 front spools, front and cab suspension, auto air con, 5015 hrs 10019806 £56,500 W

2016 Pichon Helix 8 NEW Pichon muck spreader, Helix 8 model, twin beaters, hydraulic slurry door

2015 Challenger Phoenix 3 metre working width, 5 leg cultivator, shear legs, hydraulic depth adjustment

2016 McCormick X7.680 50kph gearbox, remainder of 4 yr/4000hr warranty, front links, air brakes

2015 NC FH225S Matbro headstock, powershift gearbox, 2.4t capcity lift, 4.7m lift height, 3747 hrs







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CLAAS 840 AXION CEBIS 66 reg, 927hrs, RTK & steering, warranty

2015 LEMKEN RUBIN 12 DISC TILLAGE TRAIN double packer, vgc


2010 KVERNELAND LO85 on land or in furrow, 7f manual Vari width, vgc

2015 MARSHALL 32’ 15T air, load sensing, 10 stud & flotations

2010 MASSEY 6485 DYNA 6 2400hrs, f/links, mint

2014 K TWO ROADEO 1400 commercial axles, hyd gate, r/o sheet


2014 JOHN DEERE 6190R 40k Autopower, 3983hrs, 95% tyres

NEW JPM 19TLL air/hyd brakes, load sensing, commercial axles

NEW HOLLAND M100 4171 genuine hrs, 40K, air con, weights

2017 BAILEY CONTRACT DUMP 2012 MASSEY 7624 DYNA VT 12mm floor, 10mm sides, 7210hrs, new gearbox, F/PTO, 560 flotations 80% tyres

2013 CLAAS ARION 530 5253hrs, 50K Hexashift, air brakes, 1 owner

2013 DALBO CULTIMAX 550 shatter boards, levelling paddles, vgc


2012 DYNAPAC CC1200 480hrs, 2800kg, 1.2m, vgc,










NEW JPM 14T MULTI PURPOSE 2012 JOHN DEERE 6190R commercial axles, air/hyd, 50k Autopower, f/links, 6473hrs, load sensing 95% tyres

NEW JPM 27TLL 30’ commercial tri-axle, hyd ramps


2013 MCCORMICK X70.70 50k gearbox, air brakes, suspension, 5659hrs, tidy




2009 FENDT 930 PROFI 65k Vario box, 6 spools, 8543hrs, main dealer serviced














FARM FORCE 3M FRONT PRESS linkage & frame, excellent

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KIT BUILDINGS steelwork, eaves beams, purlins & bolts


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galvanised and PVC coated steel corrugated or box profile first and second quality Non asbestos Big Six and Std 3in sheets, fittings and accessories

Hardy Roofing Supplies

2000 reclaimed bricks (soft reds & stocks). 60p each; also 1000 clay pantiles. 50p each. B Wheaton Tel 07767 755599 (Essex) APPROX 1200 handmade red clay roof tiles, single nib, 10.5" x 6.5", ideal for restoring tudor or similar type roofs. 50p each. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs) GREENHOUSE, 16' x 6', good. L Wiles Tel 01759 318757 (E Yorks) 1970S Eldis Safari 14' caravan. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)

Startin Tractors Limited

880088 Startin 01827 NEW Holland TX/TF combine header, 20’, spares or repair, standard header with good wobble box & sails, but damaged auger & no trolley, call for further details. £500 ono. D Caswell Tel 07808 166227 (Northants)

2015 John Deere T560

New and used land drainage equipment available for sale and hire

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FORTY-EIGHT Murley roof tiles (16.75" x 13") A Dennis-Jones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants)

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PETER WRAGGE SUPPLIES BLUE portable building/site office, 20'x8', insulated, with electrics & laminated floor, has 2 windows with security shutters, good condition, only used for 12mths. £3,800+VAT. N Dolby Tel 07889 700498 (Cambs)


2011 NH CR9090

35’V 2311/1719

2011 NH CR9090

35’V 2494/1734

2012 NH CR9080

30’V 2303/1849

2010 NH CR9080

30’V 2250/1900

2006 NH CR980

30’V 2805/2284

2005 NH CR980

30’XHC 2669/2175

2004 NH CR980

30’XHC 2670/2175

2012 NH CX8080


2008 NH CX8070

24’V 1795/1469

2006 NH CX880

30’V 2750/2300

2009 NH CSX7060

20’V 1287/1102

1997 NH TX66



1994 NH TX66



1994 NH TX66



1995 NH TC56 2017 Claas Tuc 430

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2011 MF 9280 Delta 30’PF


Approximate post-harvest hours

01733 841932


• inter-drain trencher • Volvo engine • narrow digging chain • laser system fitted • sink control • mechanical chain drive • 325hp • 22 ton • 2 pipe reels • 2 pipe boxes • ready to go to work • available now

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CLAAS C600 new knife, £200; new knife end 626 411.1, £80; 3 new auger fingers, £20; new reel variable speed belt, £40; 8 new lifters 610 272.3, £70; new double sprocket 645 333.1, £50; new double sprocket 648119.0, £40. R Toll Tel 01406 350659 (Lincs)


COMBINES FOR SALE REINFORCED concrete steps, approx 8'6" long x 3'6" wide, 7" x 10" steps, sold as seen. £150+VAT. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)

Inter-Drain 2030T


2000 used welsh slates (20" x 10"). £1 each. A Dennis-Jones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants)


only 963 drum hrs, 22’ bar, GPS, level land, excellent condition

FIVE 6.5m joists & one 1.6m joist. £200. T Gasson Tel 07557 224955/07989 478973 (Warks)

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Tom Alderson Land Drainage Machinery Ltd £115,000

REFRIGERATED insulated box body, 12'3", racking inside, 3 doors + roller shutter on n/s. £150. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)

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c/w 35’ header, side knives & trolley, 2014, 795 rotor hrs, Redekop chopper

New Holland T5060 c/q Q55 59 reg .................................................. £19,995 Case Farmall 95A 16 reg ...................................................................... £18,950 Claas Quadrant 2100 baler 2009 ....................................................... £16,950 Browns 4.5m folding slitter vgc..............................................................£3,250 Dowdeswell MA140 6 furrow plough choice of 2 ..................... £4,250 each Marshall QM11 trailer 2011 hyd tailgate ..............................................£6,450 Gregoire Besson 6f plough hyd break back tidy thing .......................£4,750 Dowdeswell Delta 100S 5 furrow plough @ £1,995 Maschio power harrow c/w Accord drill 3m 2006...............................£4,350 Malone 6’ pasture toppers new in stock & ready to go ............ £1,175 each New pallet carriages ..........................................................................from £450 Lemken Karag 9 2016 immaculate ........................................................£6,250 New LWC buckets & grabs in stock British built Major 8400 finishing roller mower, 2002 ..............................................£2,750 New Malone tedders in stock, 5.7m ......................................................£6,250 New Malone post bangers, side & t/l tilt...............................................£2,600 Ranch 14t trailer, 2010, c/w silage sides ...............................................£7,995 Lely Hibiscus 915 rake 2017 ............................................................... £11,250 Warwick 12t trailer only seen grain .......................................................£6,450 Ken Wootton 14t trailer only seen grain ..............................................£6,450


+VAT NEW NEW Holland 8050, 1980, 12' header with trailer, good condition, barn stored. £5,000 ono. A Davies Tel 01686 670831/07748 376840 (Shrops) PLASTIC wear strips, £15; new threshing drum drive belt 629.836, £100; twin V-belt; £50, 3 new slip clutch friction plates, £30; hyd pump mounting pin, £30; new belt tensioner (approx 6" dia), £100; all to fit Claas Mega 218 or similar series. R Toll Tel 01406 350659 (Lincs)


WEBB 6 row tractor hoe, gwo, front linkage mounted. £500+VAT. Quy Farms Tel 07710 775829 (Cambs) M41 white cab beet harvester, not been used for 2 seasons, was in working order, discs & shares, barn stored. £2,500+VAT. J Lilley Tel 07701 098380 (Suffolk)

Case IH Axial Flow 9230


NINE large telegraph poles. £1/ft, buyer collects. M Andrew Tel 07903 442568/01780 720394 (Lincs)


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USED Machinery Available NOW £94,950

31048163 MF 7726 2017, 763hrs, Dyna6, 50K, fr/ cab sus, fr linkage, 650/65R42 540/65R30, A/C, air seat, 4SCV, AutoSteer complete


21054113 MF 6616 2016, 860hrs, Dyna6, 50K, fr/cab sus, hyd brakes, 4SCV, HiVis roof,946 Front loader, electric joystick, Euro


21050813 CASE 140 2016, 3224hrs, PowerShift, 50K, fr/cab sus, A/C, air seat, 4SCV, air brakes, LRZ 120 loader, Euro, joystick


51049798 NH CR9070 2011, 1522/1897hrs, Elevation, chopper/chaff, 900/60R38, 540/65R30, 30’ Varifeed header/trolley,


51054754 MF 7726 2017, 1059hrs, Dyna VT, 50K, fr/cab sus, air brakes, 4ESCV, air seat, A/C, 600/65R28 650/65R42, wheel weights,


51053781 FENDT 930 2013, 6750hrs, Vario, 50K, fr/cab sus, 710/75R42 600/70R30, A/C, air seat, 4ESCV, wheel weights, fr


21054276 CLAAS 630 2009, 3301hrs, PowerShift, 40K, Fr/cab sus, air seat, A/C, 600/65R38 60%, 480/65R28 40%


41048347 JD 7750 2012, 2221/3707hrs, ProDrive, 40K, Greenstar, 630C header, KP


11047833 MF 7724 2017, 609hrs, Dyna 6, 50K, fr/cab sus,fr link, 4SCV, 710/60R42, 600/60R30, air brakes, AutoTrac


21055087 CAT 755E 2016, 1576hrs, PowerShift, 40K, 30” tracks 80%, idler and wheel weights, 4 SCV, power beyond, ISOBUS, RTK system


11055340 JCB 531-70 2015, 3250hrs, Plant spec, 460/70R24, PUH, A/C, levers, powershift, Q fit


41054176 JD 131 2012, Front MoCo, 3mtr, A Frame, conditioner

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31048162 MF 7716 2016, 1780hrs, Dyna 6, 50K, fr/cab sus, 420/70R28 520/70R38 10%, 4SCV, A/C, air seat, PUH


51053685 DEUTZ 6185RC 2018, 627hrs, PowerShift, 50K, fr/cab sus, A/C, air seat, fr link/PTO, 3ESCV, air brakes, 650/65R38 90% 540/65R28


51054861 KRAMER KL31.5 2018, 175hrs, 4 wheel steer loader, Kramer 1200mm pallet tines, 3 year - 3000hr warranty, hydro


11054059 BATESON 100LT 2011, 20’ Cattle trailer, de mount box, twin axle, hyd brakes, spare wheel, internal gate

Our Milton Common OX9 2NZ Yard Weights NOT included. Prices each,exclude VAT ex yard. Whilst stocks last. Correct 16/4/19. E & OE

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Mettron Weighbridges

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JCB 536-70 2018, Agri Super, a/c, Smoothride, 40k, PUH, 1074hrs

ÂŁ79pw 16m - steel platform with ramps - ÂŁ16,000 + VAT ÂŁ89pw 18m - steel platform with ramps - ÂŁ18,000 + VAT

POA Richard Western 14t silage trailer 2017, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute POA 65737

Stewart, 16t silage trailer 2017, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute POA

Price includes new indicator/printing system, delivery, installation and legal certification for trade use.

Richard Western 16t silage trailer 2017, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute, rollover sheet POA 12t Richard Western grain trailer (silage sides available) 2017, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute, hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres POA 65789

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Richard Western 16t grain trailer 2016, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear flashing beacon, grain chute, rollover sheet POA

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MASSEY Ferguson 38, 1994, 18' powerflow header & trailer, good condition, good tyres, simple & reliable combine. £8,000+VAT. K Plumbly Tel 07491 658922/01328 878261 (Norfolk)

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Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD Vogel & Noot plough 5 furrow ......... £2,500 JD 2850 4wd tractor c/w Tanco loader & attachments ................ £7,250 Various cultivators & subsoiler .............POA MF 2640 4wd tractor very tidy......... £6,250 Cousins Sidewinder rib rolls, very Timber Wolf 150/DHB chipper very good condition .......................... £5,000 good condition ...............................POA Gem 20m self tracking trailed Various trailed discs\mounted...............POA sprayer...................................... £1,200 Various grain bucket ............................POA Kongskilde 4m manual fold 12t twin axle grain trailer c/w roll vibroflex .................................... £1,200 over sheet ................................. £3,250 10t grain trailer with wide wheels..... £2,750 Lely Roterra 4m ...................................POA All tractors and machinery wanted – dead or alive!

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NEW Holland Ziegler rape side knife, to fit CSX 70/80 combine, electric drive, surplus to requirement, not needed by owner of new combine, still in good condition, in original wooden box, also sprocket to slow down front auger. M Porter Tel 07850 671422 (Suffolk)


CLAAS Lexion 570, 2004, 2582 engine hrs, V750 header with hydraulic side knife & laser pilot, good condition. £58,000+VAT. P Rix Tel 07766 768705 (Cambs) MASSEY Ferguson 525 combine, 10’ header, with straw chopper, M reg. £1,350. P Smith Tel 07725 246748 (Lincs)




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CLAAS Consul 10' combine, Perkins engine, no chopper or cab, only cut 18 acres/yr & always barn stored. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincs)


NEW Holland TF78 4wd Electra Plus, 2000, 2971 drum hrs, c/w 24' header, trolley & Biso rape extension, very good condition. £32,000+VAT. N Gaunt Tel 07999 855169 (Derbys)

HYDRAULIC upright knife in good working order. Offers. P Starsmore Tel 07753 936466 (Northants)

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CLAAS Dominator 96 spares, including bearings, chain links, drum door, frog-mouth sieve & two 15' knives. A Watson Tel 07802 436454 (Co Durham) 16-FOOT knife for a Massey Ferguson 73455 combine, 2012. £130. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) VARIOUS new & used sprockets, belts & clamps, spares to fit Claas 218 Mega or similar series, offers; also new water pump for Mercedes OM441a engine, £80. R Toll Tel 01406 350659 (Lincs)



07717 861815

SPARES for John Deere S Series combines, inc parts books, manuals, many Premiumflow header parts, wearing parts side knife bits, bean concaves, belts, etc, need to go as changed combine make, happy to split, take your pick, good saving on new. W Taylor Tel 07795 183054 (Dorset)




only 953 drum hrs, 13.25m Field tracker, GPS, excellent condition

c/w Redekop chopper, folding unload auger, 35’ header, side knives & trolley Case IH 4yr warranty 0% Case finance subject to terms & conditions Startin Tractors Limited

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c/w 35’ header & trolley, suspended tracks, 2015, 770 rotor hrs, full GPS, folding unload auger


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Used 2 tool road tow diesel compressor choice of 2

£2,800 +VAT

01359 251180

SULLAIR 48k 2 tool compressor, 2007, low hrs, gc, serviced. £2,450+VAT. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs)

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MF 8480 4x4 FS CS Dyna VT 50K 5800hrs MF 7618 4x4 50K Dyna 6 FL 4300hrs MF 7480 4x4 Dyna VT 6800hrs MF 6615 4x4 FS CS 40K 2600hrs MF 6499 4x4FS CS 50K 7950hrs MF 6499 4x4 FS CS 6800hrs new shape MF 6499 4x4 FS CS Dynashift 8100hrs MF 6495 4x4 FS CS 50K MF 6490 4x4 power loader 50K air brakes 7400hrs 04 reg MF 6490 4x4 FS CS 6900hrs 08 reg MF 6490 4x4 CS 2600hrs mint condition

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MF 6490 4x4 FS CS 7000hrs MF 6490 4x4 Dyna 6 FL 4600hrs MF 6490 4x4 Dyna 4 7000hrs MF 6255 4x4 new MX loader 5800hrs MF 5612 4x4 FS CS 5900hrs new tyres 120hp MF 5455 4x4 6000hrs MF 5480 4x4 FS CS 2600hrs MF 3075 4x4 Dynashift with Trima loader 8500hrs V reg MF 590 Standard 2x4 2 door cab 5500hrs 09 reg Case 95 JXU 4x4 with power loader 4 in 1 bucket 5900hrs


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JCB 541/70 4x4 joystick AC 4950hrs JCB 536/60 AC 40K 5250hrs JCB 3CX digger 4 in 1 bucket 5800hrs Claas 816R Ares 4x4 6500hrs Case 7130 Magnum 4x4 8000hrs Ford 7840 SLE 4x4 8000hrs Ford 5610 2x4 Ford 5610 AP cab 2x4 3500hrs Generation 3 JPM 15t dump trailer DF404 Landlegend 4x4 loader 255hrs Set of John Deere wheels 700/55/34, 500/60/26.5 64376

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JOHN DEERE C670HM 2011, Hillmaster, 1690 engine hours, 1281 separator hours, harvest smart, reversing camera, ProDrive, AutoTrac ready, air seat, passenger seat, CD radio, Goodyear 800/65R32 @95%Goodyear 480/65R22 @95%. 625R header

JOHN DEERE T550HM 2012, 1143 engine hrs, 774 drum hrs. Electric shift trans. Chopper and chaff spreader. 8000L grain tank. Returns monitor. Harvest monitoring with yeild and moisture monitoring. Electric adjust sieves. 620R 20ft header with twin side knife rape extension. 800R32 tyres. Premium Cab, straw walker machine, curb mirror, GS3 Command Centre touch screen display. #31008616 £105,000

JOHN DEERE W550 2013 Plate, 555 Engine Hours, 462 Drum Hours, Deluxe Cab, 3 Speed Mechanical Transmission, immaculate condition, chopper chaff spreader, Power Separator, 618R header #11008866 £98,750

JOHN DEERE T670 2015, 1102 engine hrs, 831 drum hrs. AutoTrac complete with GreenStar 2630 display & StarFire 3000. Speed electric shift. Dual range drum, Electric cleaning shoe, 11000L grain tank,3.5m wide on road. 25ft R header Zurn rape extension. #11009331 £140,000

CLASS LEXION 570 2012 plate, 1940 Engine Hours, 1198 Drum Hours, Tidy Machine, Leather package, reversing camera, radio, climate control, 3D sieves

JOHN DEERE 960 BALER 2015, 27446 bales, 500/60R22 tyres, Maxicut pick-up with 13 knives, hydraulic brakes, 1000 PTO on six spline shaft, ISOBUS control, compressor roller on pick-up and rear ramp discharge #21007414 £22,500

JOHN DEERE 582 BALER 2006, good working condition, regular pick-up, twine and net, PTO:540, 0.6 to 1.55m bale, bale track monitor, 1.8m pickup, 37512 bales

JOHN DEERE 854 BALER 2012, 1.2m bale width, precut knives, Rotaflow, roller crop compressor, bale count 28351, additive kit, rear ramp discharge

CHALLENGER ROGATOR 5000 litre, 30m, 40k, Topcon guidance and section control, norac boom levelling 5 sensor, centrifugal pump. Bom lights, 5 way nozzle body on air, variable geometry. 710/75R34 40% roughly, 4100 hrs, 380/90R46 40%

CHALLENGER MT775E 2011 Plate, 1917 hours, Powershift, 40K, 30” Tracks, Topcan RTK, 3 point Linkage, Full weight package, 4 SCV’s, Hydraulic Top Link, leather interior package, Passenger seat, Warranty until March 2020 #31009244 £139,995







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JOHN DEERE T670i HM 2014, Hillmaster, 1800 engine hrs, 1200 drum hrs, Extra fine chopper & chaff spreader, AutoTrac ready with GreenStar 2630 display & StarFire 3000, yield & moisture meters, Prodrive 30K trans, 11000l Grain tank with 6.1m unloading auger. 680 front tyres, 3.5m wide. Premium Cab with radio, Straw walker machine, Curb Mirror, 625 premium flow header #11009284 £120,000



JOHN DEERE 732 SPRAYER 2013, 24m boom, 3200L capacity, 420/85R38, steering draw bar #21008081


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WORKSHOP compressor, 1hp, single phase motor, gwo. ÂŁ100. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)



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 2002, power shuttle, good tyres all round, road registered, V5 document, vgc, go straight to work.

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JCB814 tracked excavator, grey cab, powerslide, very tidy, can be seen working. ÂŁ6,500+VAT. C Harrison Tel 07775 696190 (Cambs)

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PRIESTMAN Mustang Mk3 digger bucket, only used once in 30yrs, good condition, 6' wide, sold as seen. £850+VAT. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts) CAT 308E, 2017, fully spec’d, twin circuits, reversing camera, Dromone quick hitch, 12�, 36� & 6’ grading bucket with bolt on reversible blade, A/C, radio, Stell tracks with city clock pads, only 160hrs, EPA sticker. POA. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds) TRACK Marshall 70 bulldozer, dry hydraulics, cab, good engine, tracks & steering. H Ashton Tel 07831 588218 (Lincs)

MINI dumper, unused, excellent new condition, 250kgs. ÂŁ1,295. M Robson Tel 07967 139678 (N Yorks)


AMBASSADOOR electric roller shutter door, dimensions 10'3" (3.1m) by 15'6" (4.75m), as good as new condition, can be seen in full working order, new price for the unit is ÂŁ1,600+VAT. ÂŁ795+VAT. P Skinner Tel 07711 405100 (Northants)


ÂŁ11,500 4403hrs, 3.2t, 4 buckets, 1 owner

01493 750999 Norwich, Norfolk



JCB 3CX 4x4 Turbo, good condition, starts well, stored undercover, c/w 2 buckets. ÂŁ7,900+VAT. C Frampton Tel 07748 375665 (Somerset)

TEN assorted quick release digger buckets, with hydraulic locking adaptor with 50mm pin holes. ÂŁ1,000+VAT. D Freeman Tel 07506 429614 (Essex)

ROLLER shutter door, 12'x12'. ÂŁ250. G Lister Tel 07966 179440 (E Yorks)

Agricultural and Garden Machinery Dealers in Kent and East Sussex

OPICO Hatzenbichler Air 8 seeder, pipes & land wheel. ÂŁ1,050. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)



Massey Ferguson 7624 Exclusive Dyna VT 2012, 2381hrs ÂŁ59,000

Massey Ferguson 7720 Exclusive Dyna 6 50kph, 2016, 1828hrs ÂŁ74,500

Massey Ferguson 7626 Exclusive Dyna 6 50kph, 2014, 1756hrs ÂŁ76,950

Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna 6 65 reg, 4267hrs ÂŁ51,500

Massey Ferguson 5711SL Dyna 4 67 reg, 1250hrs, ex hire, choice of 5 from ÂŁ40,000

Massey Ferguson 5713SL Dyna 4 67 reg, 1655hrs, ex hire,

Massey Ferguson 6713S Dyna 6 67 reg, 1551hrs, ex hire, choice of 2 from ÂŁ54,000

Massey Ferguson MF7360PL Beta 2016, 79hrs, ex demo ÂŁ135,000

Massey Ferguson 5470 Dyna 4 07 reg, 4990hrs ÂŁ23,500

Massey Ferguson 7620 Dyna 6 14 reg, 3737hrs ÂŁ49,850

Massey Ferguson 7720S Dyna 6 ex demo 18 reg, only 220hrs ÂŁ86,750

Massey Ferguson 1532 compact tractor, new 2018 ÂŁ14,250


Massey Ferguson 1840 inline baler, new 2019 ÂŁ21,950

Massey Ferguson RB4160V Massey Ferguson 3709S variable chamber round baler, narrow tractor, ex demo, 18 reg, new 2019 ÂŁ32,450 only 72hrs ÂŁ41,950

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SCATTERBIRD bird scarers MkIII (2), each with battery & gas cylinder, can be seen working, sale due to retirement.ÂŁ225+VAT each. S Potter Tel 01621 828270/07940 893034 (Essex) ASSORTED bangers, kites, rabbit traps & a stainless steel rotating bird deterrent. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs) PORTEK Scatterbird Mk2 bird scarer, 2004 model, c/w gas cylinder, battery & charger. ÂŁ100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

THREE sheeted sliding doors with rail (80� x 49� wide each). A DennisJones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants) LIVESTOCK doors from old piggery, pen doors & dunging passage doors, some might need some attention. Open to sensible offer. G Debenham Tel 01379 642464 (Norfolk)

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CLAAS LEXION 530 MONTANA £69,000 2007, 6m Vario, 2427 eng hrs, 1755 drum hrs CL2273


CLAAS ARION 650 C-MATIC £76,000 2015, 50k, 184hp, 1564hrs, Gold used approved CT1587



£190,000 2014, 1230m Vario, 1720 eng hrs, 1364 drum hrs CL2212

£98,000 2010, 10.5m Vario, 2767 eng hrs, 2009 drum hrs CL2352

£142,000 2012, 10.5m Vario, 2094 eng hrs, 1587 drum hrs CL2259

£62,000 2005, 9m Vario, 2895 eng hrs, 2035 drum hrs CL2099

£190,000 2015, 10.5m Vario, 1325 eng hrs, 889 drum hrs CL2258

£119,000 2012, 10.50m Vario, 2333 eng hrs, 1750 drum hrs CL1883

£85,000 2013, 4.9m Contour, 1200 eng hrs


CLAAS AXION 870 CMATIC £95,000 2016, 50k, 295hp, 2500hrs, Gold used approved CT1538








£79,000 2013, 24/36m, 4326hrs, 380/90R46 Michelin Spraybib ZZ2119

CHALLENGER ROGATOR RG655 £125,000 2015, 6000L tank, 40kph, 320R75R42, 2800hrs CA0052







£41,000 2015, 50k, 165hp, 3774hrs, Gold used approved CT1679

£8,250 2017, brand new unused 2.8m mounted mower conditioner KV0009

2012, 40k, 210hp 5100hrs

£38,000 CT1614

£36,000 2016, 40k, 154hp, 4800hrs, Silver used approved CT1603

£6,000 2012, mower conditioner, shaft drive, hydraulic break back LE0165

£47,500 2018, 40k, 90hp, 100hrs, Gold used approved CT1686

£9,400 2016, only cut around 100 acres, excellent CL2208

£22,500 2015, variable chamber baler, excellent condition CL2088

£69,995 2016, 50k, 184hp 986hrs, Gold used approved CT1676

£29,000 2016, 40k, 102hp, 2000hrs, Silver used approved CT1649

£5,950 2010, 3m quick release blades, steel tine condr, safety link driveline CL2075

RICHARD WESTERN SWT18RS £19,000 2014, r/steer axle 580 tyres, air susp, roll over sheet, air brakes WN0034

£34,000 2011, 40k, 150hp, 3912hrs, Silver used approved CT1650

£30,500 2011, 40k, 140hp 5230hrs, 420R28 fronts, 600R38 rears CI0198

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£145,000 2013, 9m Vario, 1850 eng hrs, 1360 drum hrs CL2323

£230,000 2016, 10.5m Vario, 1074 eng hrs, 736 drum hrs CL2268

£3,250 1998, 3m, trailed mower conditioner


RECO MENGELE SH40 2002, trailed forager

£7,000 ZZ2159 63717

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Kuhn combination power harrow & pneumatic drill




ready to work, owner/operator, kept as backup, not used much recently, Kuhn HR3003D, 2008, quick change tines, approx 4500 acres, Kuhn Venta TI, 1999, Suffolk coulters, 6000 acres, Bedale, N Yorks, viewing welcome

KRM Maxidrill SR combination drill, 4m, disc coulters, pre-em markers. ÂŁ6,250. D Harrison Tel 07771 514747 (Cambs)

07803 765440

Merlo 28.9

telehandler, 9m lift height, Y reg PUH Matbro type carriage with pallet forks ........................ ÂŁ12,000 All prices + VAT






ACCORD 4m drill, following harrow, wheel erdicators, hopper extension, otation tyres, good condition. ET Mason & Sons Tel 07973 877427 (Notts)


Auger Torque Earth drill 1500

Vaderstad Rapid 600S Drill

WEAVING disc coulters, tidy condition, 7 in total. ÂŁ1,000 ono. S Sinnott Tel 07775 788608 (Beds)

2013, 6m, pre-emergence markers, bout markers, new type hopper, straight & tidy


Contact Tom 07837 026698

32-OUTLET distribution head for Accord drill. A Dennis-Jones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants)

KUHN 4m Venta combination drill, owned since new, barn stored. ÂŁ4,650+VAT. T Gasson Tel 07557 224955/07989 478973 (Warks)

CLAYDON 6m Hybrid drill, mounted, 2013, plus Stocks small seeder, excellent condition, new RDS control box, batter boards plus harrows, 3 sets of coulter points & seed boots, alternate harrows, markers, lights, loads of spares. ÂŁ22,500. E Ward Tel 07867 524632 (Lincs) STOCKS Micro Meter Vario, for small seeds, granules, etc, 2 units, 6 outlets on each electric drive, ďŹ tted on frame. ÂŁ525. A Rix Tel 07713 470297 (Cambs)

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CLAYDON 3m Hybrid drill, 2015, shearbolt legs, A-shears RDS control box, paddles & harrows, very good condition, c/w new legs & A-shears. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex)

LEMKEN Solitair 8m trailed

HORSCH Sprinter 8ST, 2009, 8m drill, c/w 5� open back Dutch openers, seed ow sensors, full width front tyre packer, 24, 32 & 36m tramlining, new seed pipes & hopper cover in 2018, low draft requirement, excellent condition. £36,750. M Robinson Tel 07971 116670/01673 858315 (Lincs)

pneumatic drill

MOORE Unidrill 4m, comes c/w transport trailer, good discs & coulter points, good working order, good direct drill, used up until autumn 2018, barn stored. L Hawes Tel 07710 601977 (Bucks)

ÂŁ1,250 Tel : 07766216100

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EIGHT-YEAR-OLD thoroughbred mare, excellent temperament, totally sound, but not fast enough for racing, very good jumper. ÂŁ600 to good home. M Chapman Tel 01673 843663/07971 940087 (Lincs) LATE Victorian/early Edwardian stable stall, dismantled, out of a country house. ÂŁ1,000. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)

2011, has done 2140ha, well spec'd with blockage sensors, bigger flotation tyres, worklights etc. A fine example. Accurate, high output, low cost drilling. ÂŁ26,450.

SPINNING jennies, two for sale. ÂŁ30 each. A Upson Tel 07980 807604/01245 380061 (Essex)



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VADERSTAD Rapid 600F system disc, pre-em markers, track eradicators, cleated tyres, 50% metal, RDS Artemis ďŹ tted to control metering system with GPS, Vari-rate ready, vgc. ÂŁ13,750+VAT. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs)


07973 657609 DRILLS (cont)

MF500 seed drill, 4m disc coulters, tramliner, wheel eradicators, markers, end tow, stored in barn, good condition. ÂŁ1,500+VAT. D Munro Tel 01255 880380 (Essex)

KRM Sola 799, 4m tine drill, 2007, c/w removable front tine bar, double following harrow, hydraulic fan, good clean condition. ÂŁ6,000 exc VAT. A Pike Tel 07766 100392/01986 798227 (Suffolk)

TECHMAGRI ProďŹ lab, 2009, 3m, c/w Guttler packer roller, Discotwin, Stocks Micrometer & Spear wearing parts, superb condition. ÂŁ7,250 ono. J Warne Tel 07986 548621 (Suffolk)


SIMBA Miniow 4m mounted cultivator drill, gwo. £1,750+VAT ono. W Varnam Tel 07871 432440/07975 855514 (Warks)




07813 182054 01536 771246


rake, 2013 .................................................ÂŁ2,950

4wd tractor, 7800hrs .............................. ÂŁ11,000

IFOR Williams HB506 horse trailer in black, new in September 2018, used only once, still in immaculate condition & under manufacturer' warranty, Datatag registered, includes cover, sale due to no longer being needed. ÂŁ4,500. W Benson Tel 01379 388190 (Suffolk)


Kverneland Taarup 9039

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Kverneland 4m

power harrow, c/w packer roller & trailer..................................ÂŁ3,250


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2014 Case Magnum 340, 2728hrs, 340hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/weights, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, air seat, full powershift, Accuguide, 5 r/spools, Power Beyond, f/tyres 600/70x30 60% Michelin, r/ tyres 800/70x38 35% Michelin..................... POA

2014 Valtra T183 Direct, 7850hrs, 50kph, f/ linkage & PTO, Power Beyond, 70% tyres, immaculate.................................................. POA

2010 Massey Ferguson 6499, 10,000hrs, f/ linkage, air brakes, Datavision Screen, 600 & 710 tyres 35%, very tidy apart from small amount of rust on wheels ...................... £25,000



2008 Massey Ferguson 7485 Tier 3

2013 New Holland T7.235 Power Command, 5604hrs, 235hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, full p/shift, exhaust brake, mid mount valves, front tyres 540/65x30 30% Continental, rear tyres 650/65x42 50% Continental ............................................ £39,500

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2012 New Holland T7.200, 7009hrs, 200hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, f/linkage, full powershift, Power Command, Sidewinder, f/tyres 540/65x30 90%, r/tyres 650/65x42 15%, been on hire no problems .......................................... £32,000

£3 8, 50 0

2012 New Holland T7.200

£4 9, 50 0

2013 New Holland T7.210 Power Command

2016 New Holland T6.145 c/w 750 TL Loader

2013 New Holland T7.210 Power Command, 6918hrs, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, f/linkage & PTO, hydraulic top link, Power Beyond, guidance ready, 3 speed PTO, climate control, mid mount valves, exhaust brake, f/tyres 540/65x30 25% Goodyear, r/tyres 650/65x42 40% Goodyear ..................... £38,500 2016 New Holland T6.145 c/w 750 TL loader, 1070hrs, 145hp, 40kph, f/axle & cab suspension, f/linkage, air seat, semi powershift, 4 spool valves, mid mount valve for loader, LED lights, premium seat, f/hyd service, f/tyres 480/65x28 Firestone 60%, r/tyres 600/65x38 75% Firestone, immaculate............................................ £49,500 2014 New Holland T6.160, 4442hrs, 160hp, 40kph, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, f/linkage, semi powershift 16x16 transmission, f/tyres 480/65x28 60% Michelin original, r/tyres 600/65x38 70% Michelin original, this tractor is immaculate . £37,500

JOHN DEERE: 2013 John Deere 6130R, c/w JD H340 loader, 4931hrs, 130hp, 40kph, semi powershift, f/tyres 540/65x24 90% BKT, r/tyres, 540/65x38 0%, very tidy tractor ............. £39,500

£3 7, 50 0

CLAAS: Claas Nectis 237V, 1000hrs ......................... POA

2010 JCB Teletruk 25D, 2570hrs, full cab, ex council ........................................................ POA 2018 JCB 4220 Fastrac, 7.9hrs, 220hp, 60kph, air brakes, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, air seat, f/linkage, continuously variable, 1 f/spool & 4 rear, Completing Package, no spin, f/diff & ABS, r/fender inner skirts & fender extensions, roof window, Road Performance Package, Field Pro Package for Trimble, 900KG r/ deck weight & LED road Lights, c/w Quicke brackets & hydraulics, f/tyres 600/70x30 100% BKT, r/tyres 600/70x30 100% BKT, 3 YEARS OR 4500 HOURS WARRANTY, very good spec, BIG SAVING ON NEW ................. POA 2003 JCB 53070, 9000hrs, Farm Special, new shape bonnet, very tidy.......................... £13,000


£3 9, 50 0


2013 John Deere 6130R c/w JD H340 Loader

£3 9, 50 0

2016 Case Puma 200 CVX

2008 Massey Ferguson 7485 Tier 3, 13309hrs, 170hp, 50kph, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, air seat, f/linkage & PTO, air brakes, Isobus Ready, Data Vision, 4 Finger Tip spools, Climate Control, f/ tyres 420/85x34 40% Michelin, r/tyres 480/80x52 10% Michelin ............................. POA

2014 New Holland T6.160 Immaculate

2015 Fendt 516 Profi, black, 7100hrs, f/PTO 540 & 650 tyres 70% immaculate ....................... POA

2013 New Holland T7.235 Power Command

Track Marshall 120, year & hrs unknown, Ford engine, r/PTO, 60–70% undercarriage…£7,000



£4 6, 50 0


2010 Fendt 820, 11903hrs, 200hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, f/linkage & PTO, continuously variable, 1 f/Service, f/tyre 540/65x30 30%, r/tyres 650/65x42 0%............................................. POA

2014 New Holland T7.200 c/w Q66 loader 2016 Case Puma 240 CVX, 2500hrs, f/linkage, full Accuguide, tyres 60%

2010 Fendt 820

2016 Two Case Optum 300, 2500hrs, f/linkage, full Accuguide, tyres 60%

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2016 Case Puma 200 CVX, 6316hrs, 200hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle suspension, cab suspension, f/linkage, continuously variable, Accuguide, mid mount valve, 4 speed PTO, exhaust brake, f/tyres 600/65x28 0% Michelin, r/tyres 650/75x38 30% ........... £46,500


NOW IN: ENGINES: New CNH engines to fit Tier 3, Maxxum 115 & TSA 115 TYRES: PRICES YOU WILL NEVER GET ANYWHERE ELSE! 440/65x28 Continental (2), 480/65x28 Continental (9), 420/70x24 Continental (20), 380/70x24 Trelleborg (28), 380/70x24 Firestone (12), 320/85x24 Continental (5), 340/85x24 Firestone (6), 13.6x24 Pirelli (12), 14.9x24 Pirelli (8), 540/65x30 Continental (4), 480/70x34 Continental (8), 540/65x30 Firestone (6), 340/85x38 Firestone (4), 650/65x42 Nokian Road Tyres (4), 520/70x34 Continental (18), 480/70x34 Continental (15), 460/85x30 Firestone (6), 20.8/46x5, 480/95x50 (1), 650/75x38 (2) Continental, 650/65x42 Continental, 600/65x38 (1) Continental, 520/70X38 (1) Continental, 480/70x34 (18) Continental, 420/85x34 (2), 710/70x38 (1), 650/65x38 (2), 600/65x38 (1), 480/80x42 (1)


2014 Case Magnum 340


2018 JCB 4220 Fastrac

£7 ,0 00


Tel: 01580 291271 • Mob: 07836 723944 •

Track Marshall 120 Year Unknown

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R.C.Boreham & Co

Saddington Road, Nr SHEARSBY, Leics LE17 6PX

For all enquiries call: 01245 231320

New & Used Machinery




Pottinger Terradisc 6m – ex demo

Sumo Multipress 5m

Merlo P40.7



Deutz 5090.4D

Polaris General Deluxe 1000 ABS – NEW

excellent condition, large diameter disc, pack ring roller

3 rows of tines, press paddles, twin row of packer rings

2013, 4500hrs, boom suspension, trailer brakes, good condition


Deutz range

New machinery in stock Deutz 5125 demonstrator Deutz 6165 powershift demonstrator Deutz 6215 TTV demo unit Kverneland 4m hyd fold Qualidisc cultivator Kverneland 5 furrow LB Variwidth 300hp headstock Kverneland 2832 mounted mower Kverneland FRO flail grass topper Redrock 5’10” silage block cutter Redrock 20t industrial dump trailer Redrock 24t tri-axle low-loading trailer McHale V6600 round baler, new in stock, braked axle McHale 991EB bale wrapper, fully auto McHale round bale handlers Opico 6m hyd folding grass harrows Teagle Tomahawk 8500SC feeder bedder Walter Watson 6.3m Cambridge rollers c/w breaker rings & paddles Walter Watson 8.3m Cambridge rollers c/w breaker rings & paddles Walter Watson flat rolls 1- 12’x36”x14mm, 2- 10’x36”x14mm Walter Watson hydraulic rotating 12’ end tow flat roll Walter Watson bull beef feeders Moulton FY4 yard scraper Tanco round bale shear Kawasaki Mule Pro DX Kawasaki Mule Pro MX Kawasaki 750cc quad bike

good condition 2015, basic tractor, 1250hrs DUE IN


Polaris Ranger 570 full size – NEW

3 seater version, outgoing model, cab options available, 0% finance available


Pottinger HIT 6.61 tedder – NEW

manual fenceline NEW Pottinger Grass Equipment in stock


Kobelco SK17 – ex demo

3 buckets, manual quick hitch, long boom, widening tracks – demos available

Votex RT2000 topper

2.2m topper

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1HU | |



RACKENBUR engineering Ltd

Suppliers of new and secondhand grading/handling machinery for potato and vegetable growers, packers and processors

Used machinery in stock

Deutz 5110 & stoll loader 2015 Deutz 6180, 2014 Massey Ferguson 6485 Dynashift Massey Ferguson 6499 Dynashift 2006 JD 2850 2wd Fendt 308 LSA Welger 220 Mastercut round baler Welger 435 2008 Claas Rollant 460, 1995, net wrap McHale 660 round baler JD 331 mounted mower conditioner Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Einbock 6m grass harrows Kverneland TA4232 mower conditioner(2008) Kverneland 4032 trailer mower conditioner (2) Kverneland 9142 single rotor rake Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Dowdeswell 5 furrow reversible plough Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn MDS1141 QL fertiliser spreader Teagle 40/40 tub feeder/bedder Teagle 80/80 Tomahawk with swivel chute Shelbourne Reynolds block cutter with JCB brackets Conor 12m feeder mixer – due in Ifor Williams 8’x5’ tipping trailer, side ext, hyd tip,as new..£2,750 Graham Edwards 14’ tri axle cattle trailer Polaris Prostar quad bike c/w roll bar road legal


01162 478 999 Sales: Dave Griffin – mobile 07712 509869

ex display model, windscreen, roof, wiper, radio, winch, fully road legal


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Agricultural Engineers

Used Tong-Peal 2400mm (8’) full spec Caretaker including Scotts 4 row Evolution cleaner, vgc

NEW Haith SupaFill 400 twin non lift box filler from stock, 3 phase

Used Tong-Peal 1200mm (4’) “Easy Grade” extended length oversizer & forward conveyor, 3 phase, vgc

NEW Jomac “Easy Tip” box tipper from stock 3 phase, hand pendant up & down

For more stock please visit: Please contact David Brackenbury T: 01526 341252/341635 • F: 01526 323182 E:


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N JD 6150R ‘15, 5206 hrs, TLS, AutoPowr 50k, 3 E-SCVs, AutoTrac ready £56,000



JCB 531-70 Agri ‘10, 6775 hrs, pallet tines, air con, rear hitch, tyres 10% £26,000

Manitou MLT 635 PS+ Elite 2018, 326 hrs, ex-hire, hyd locking, d/a PUH £64,500

B JD 7230R ‘12, 3277 hrs, TLS+, CommandQuad 40k, 4 E-SCVs, PUH £57,950

N Manitou MLT 741 T LSU 120 ‘16, Powershift, hyd locking, air con, d/a PUH £56,000




JD T560i ‘12, 891 drum hrs, 620R header, AutoTrac, Zurn rape extension £102,000

JD T670i ‘15, 283 drum hrs, 630X header, side knives, AutoTrac, SF3000 £175,000

JD S690i 2009, 1802 hrs, 630R header, Zurn extension, AutoTrac, SF3000 £99,500


B JD 6210R 2013, 3199 hrs, TLS, DirectDrive 40k, 3 SCVs, HCS, air con £59,950



JD 8345R 2017, 668 hrs, ILS, JD 8360RT 2013, 5976 hrs, 6 E23 50K, 5 SCVs, hyd toplink, E-SCVs, AutoPowr 40k, CAT 4 drawbar, 7” display £84,500 air brakes £172,500

Challenger MT765C 2011, 8155 hrs, Powershift 40k, 4 SCVs, 30” tracks 85% £62,500


Hitachi Zaxis 19U-5CPY ’17, 1550 hrs, 4 buckets, canopy, manual quick hitch £12,250

C JD S690i 2013, 1798 hrs, 635X header, 2630 display, ITC receiver £135,000

N Kverneland 853 Pro 2015, trailed straw chopper, swivel chute £7,750



Albutt F501 Bale Grab 2017, Manitou brackets, round & square bale stacker £2,100

N Hitachi Zaxis 135LCN5 ‘14, 7070 hrs, dbl acting hammer circuit, hyd quick hitch £42,750

N JD S690i 2015, 1082 hrs, 635R header, AutoTrac, 600DT tracks £165,000

N Hitachi Zaxis 210-5LC ‘13, 7000 hrs, 3 buckets, hyd quick hitch, hammer circuit £49,000

N Massey Ferguson 7280 2012, 737 drum hrs, 25ft power flow header, 8 straw walker £69,500

B JD 840i 2009, 4000L tank, 40/27m boom, hyd folding, 2600 display £21,750


GMR GM-R3200T 2008, 3000L tank, 24m boom, road lighting, 60% tyres £14,950

B Claas Lexion 570+TT 2006, 2000 drum hrs, A A Hydrostatic 30k, straw chopper, chaff spreader, V900 30ft header, grain loss monitor, 500/65R24 Grimme Varitron 220 ‘13, ctr McConnel Discaerator 2009, 3m, 2 rows of tines & discs, share, hyd intake, 45/40/35 Goodyear 60%, 25″ TRACKS 80% £77,500 80mm/8mm 34″ £225,000

B Grimme GT170S 2012, dbl multi-sep, auto levelling, centre share, terra control, box filing chute £80,000

A Standen Unistar Destoner 2014, intake roller, diablo stars/web, multiblade share £27,500

NM Grimme GF600 Tilla 2018, ex -demo, 3 bed, hyd folding, soil retention plates, shapeforma bodies £43,000

steel disc packer £7,500


C John Deere 1800 Display with AutoTrac activation £2,750



Kuhn Cultimer 300L 2018, mounted, NSM safety, ex-demo, T ring roller, 80mm carbide share, lights £8,750

Maschio Power Harrow 2009, 4m working width, new tines, packer roller, heavy duty gearbox £8,250

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N JD 6150R 2015, 2340 hrs, DirectDrive 50k, TLS, air comfort seat, 3 E-SCVs, AutoTrac ready, 900kg weight, air brakes, 650/65R38 Michelin 70%, 540/65R28 Michelin 60% £64,500


JD 6930P ‘07, 7038 hrs, TLS, JD 6175R ‘15, 5341 hrs, TLS+, AutoPowr 40k, 3 SCVs, HCS, AutoPowr 50k, 4 E-SCVs, front linkage £32,000 AutoTrac rdy, ex-hire £63,000

JD XUV855D PS ‘15, 2250 hrs, 40k road legal, power steering, Maxxis tyres £11,000

N JD 750A Drill 2017, exdemo, AutoTrac, following harrow, 10mm tines, rear guttler press rings £72,500

Over 800 used items at | Please contact your local depot on: (A) AYLSHAM 01263 734311 | (B) BEESTON 01328 701347 | (C) COATES 01733 840777 | (E) ELLINGTON 01480 890990 | (NM) NEWMARKET 01638 577877 | (N) NORWICH 01603 628251 or contact Charlie Oldfield on 07825 932 221 May 2019 173

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GENERATORS GENERATORS: diesel & PTO, quality used & new, est 25yrs. JSP UK Ltd. Tel 01432 353050 Mob 07774 742182 (Hereford)





LAW-DENIS D200 dressing machine, used until last harvest, good working order, c/w selection of sieves & assorted pipework. ÂŁ3,500+VAT. J Clarke Tel 07856 686812/01371 873403 (Essex)

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OPICO AND MECMAR driers bought and sold. Genuine parts available nationwide. Morgan Farm Machinery. Tel: 01604 780087 Northants(T)


CAD ASPIRATORS OLIVER GRAVITIES CLEANER SCREENS available for most makes NEW & SECONDHAND CLEANERS AVAILABLE NEW & SECONDHAND DRYING FANS Carier Elevators Conveyors and Spares Contact Robin on 01472 753936 07710 242015


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Specialising in used & reconditioned stock - Elevators - Grain driers - Dressers - Mill mix equipment - Augers - Grain plants - Installation services

LISHMAN grain conditioning pedestals, complete units with perforated base, hessian covers for small seeds, 1.8m & 0.9m extensions, joiners & end caps, enough parts to make up 9 pedestals, any height required, mostly excellent condition. Offers. A Ward Tel 07850 132189 (Lincs) GRAIN laterals 2, 4, 5' lengths. ÂŁ3 each; also end caps. ÂŁ1 each. W Needham Tel 07768 721154/01234 711777 (Bucks) UP to 400t grain storage. D Smart Tel 07711 088478/01223 861482 (Cambs) LELY Top Flow 950 grain drier, gas burner, barn stored, not been used for several years. ÂŁ500+VAT. J Lilley Tel 07701 098380 (Suffolk)

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CARRIER 20tph chain conveyor, 50' long, 1 inlet, 1 exit, 3 phase. G Lister Tel 07966 179440 (E Yorks) SVEGMA 13tph, c/w control panel, all in excellent condition & stored inside, serviced annually; ow & return ďŹ lling conveyor also available. W Barr Tel 07802 428281/01582 792683 (Herts) GRAIN auger, 28' x 6", 3ph, on tripod extension height clearance for outside silos. ÂŁ200+VAT. D Freeman Tel 07506 429614 (Essex) FIFTY-FOOT 6" belt with 5.5" cups, for a grain elevator. ÂŁ100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

ÂŁ2,200 + VAT & Del 3 metre Heybob, twin rotor

01386 49155

CLAAS WM 165 twin drum mower, shaft drive, no belts, very good working order, barn stored, selling due to upgrade. ÂŁ695+VAT. A Cappitt Tel 07881 554965 (Lincs) SUFFOLK 60 topper, 3 seasons, slight damage to PTO shaft, (shaft not bent outer casing only), built by JE Graham, 3pt linkage. ÂŁ450 no VAT. B Whitehead Tel 01296 625529 (Herts)

LELY Splendimo 280MC mower conditioner, 2009, in very good condition, ready for work, selling due to upgrade. ÂŁ2,950. I Colchester Tel 07798 605932/01379 783323 (Suffolk) 23-65503

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AGROSTROJ ZTR165 drum mower, 165cm cut, very good condition, including instruction book & spare knives. ÂŁ850+VAT ono. G Carter Tel 07867 637292 (Norfolk) JOHN Deere 540X ride on mower, hydraulic lift deck, fuel gauge, (EdgeXTRA cutting system 42") low running hrs, good order. ÂŁ2,995+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)


Fabrication General engineering

Debenham, Suffolk Tel: 01728 861657 Mob: 07771 646075

Tel: 01526 342466/Fax: 343507



Pellcroft Engineering Ltd Coningsby, Lincoln

JOHN Deere 346T grass collector, PTO driven, hydraulic empty. ÂŁ700. Quy Farms Tel 07710 775829 (Cambs)

Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services

CORNERCROFT wind tunnel, dismantled. ÂŁ10/ft. N Harris Tel 07712 139660 (Cambs)

OPICO 580S 12t diesel mobile drier, 1987, barn stored, walking gantry on top. ÂŁ3,500. J Dyson Tel 07967 599773/01438 861261 (Herts)

Crop Drying and Storage Fans new & reconditioned. Grain Stirrers, Air Tunnels, Laterals, Drive On Floors, Gas Burners, Controllers, & Accs Equipment.


CLAAS 800 forager, well maintained with many new parts, including blades, shear bar, cylinder bearings & tower, Mercedes V6 engine, excellent condition. Open to sensible offers. D Murley Tel 07724 762423 (Cornwall)


CLAAS Liner 470S, very little work, barn stored, tidy & in good order. ÂŁ3,000+VAT. R Hartland Tel 07971 584850/01905 371896 (Worcs)



WOOD air tunnel for oor drying,consists of 15 sections 6' x 6' x 3' already dismantled, metal laterals included, contact evenings only. £400 ono. W Bentley Tel 01377 236662 (E Yorks)


01827 712424

OUTSIDE grain bin, 90t, buyer to dismantle. Offers please. B Cheadle Tel 07977 779794 (Beds) TWO good clean secure containers, one 17' & one 20'. ÂŁ1,400 each. A Richardson Tel 01206 386089/07710 077299 (Essex) TWO Hotspot aeration spears with fans; also 2 aeration fans to ďŹ t ducts on silos; one Martin Lishman Pile-Dry aeration fan plus various augers, ring for details. S Jones Tel 07796 001370 (Norfolk) GRAIN walling, 19 portable wooden L shaped, 8' tall x 4' wide. ÂŁ20+VAT each. A Raven Tel 01621 740814/07787 501128 (Essex) 22-65183

GATEWAY protection, IBC 1000L tank ďŹ lled with concrete, ideal to block gateways from unwanted access! ÂŁ100 each. G Coe Tel 07860 911871 (Essex)


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QUANTITY of at air duct covers for on oor drying of grain or roots. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205 (Lincs)

Domestic & commercial zero turn mulching mowers


MITSUBISHI MTE2000 compact tractor with Siromer 4' ďŹ nishing mower, both in good condition, mower bought new in 2016. ÂŁ3,500 ono no VAT. D Collen Tel 07780 668397/01603 747562 (Norfolk)

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2016, EUROLINER Vogelsang lobepump, 650/65R30, Flotation trac wheel equip, ADR Axle with 420x200 brakes, air braking in proportion to load, rear LED lights, Vogelsang 8000l/min pump etc

2011, JCB 531/70 AGS Hyd Pin Lock Q Fit Carriage & 480/70R24. Good Condition 2284 Hours

2011, JCB 515/40 C/w Compact Tool carrier & Forks Good Condition 2773 Hours

2016, JCB 531/70 AGS Hydraulic hitch, Boom worklights, LED hitch light, Front & rear worklights, Hyd pin locking Q Fit carriage 460/70R24 Tyres 911 Hours

2016, JCB 536/70 AGS C/w 460/70R24 Tyres Good Condition 3495 Hours

Call Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Call Dennis Hart: 07824 016116

Call Dennis Hart: 07824 016116

Call Max Pinney: 07795 128281

Call Dennis Hart: 07824 016116




2016, MF7718 EX D6 No Front Linkage or Guidance, 480/70R28 & 580/70R38 Tyres, Balance of 5 Year 3000 hour Maufacturers Warranty 1488 Hours

2015, MF7726 D6 EX Exclusive Spec Tractor C/w 50kph Dyna 6, 4 Spools, 150L/ Min Hydraulics, Guidance ready, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 2686 Hours

2014, MF7620 EF C/w 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 & MF976 Front Loader Good Condition 6626 Hours

2015, MF7618 E6 EF C/w 50kph, Front Linkage, 480/70R28 & 580/70R38, Just had 3000 hour service. Excellent Condition 3152 Hours

Call Andrew Whiteley: 07774 296382

Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

Call Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Call Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Call Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390





2014, FT724 C/w 4 x Spools, Evo Seat, Comfort Front Linkage, Dual acting rear linkage, front PTO, 600/65R28 & 710/70R38 3759 Hours

2011, FT724 C/w Front PTO, 5 Spool valves, Hydraulic toplink, Evolution seat, 500/65R28 & 650/65R42 Tyres 5445 Hours

Call Adam Clubley: 07771 843080

Call Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

Call Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399






2015, FT939 S4 C/w 650/65R34 & 710/75R42 Good Condition 5973 Hours





2016, FT720 S4 Vario Transmission, Air Brakes, Comfort Front Linkage, Visio Plus Cab, Autoguide Ready, 10.4 Vario Terminal, Pneu. Cab Suspension, 600/65R28 & 650/65R42, Front PTO. 4800 Hours Call Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399



2014, FT939 Front Linkage, Michelin 650/65R34 & 710/75R42, 5 Spools, Hydraulic Top Link, Auto Hitch, In Cab Coooler box 5029 Hours Call Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399





2014, MT765D 30” Tracks, 8 Idler weights, Debris Deflectors, AGI 4 Guidance Very Good Condition. 6369 Hours

2009, MT765C 30” Tracks, 16 idler weights, debris deflectors. Good Condition 6928 Hours

2017, VALTRA T214D Sub Metre Autoguide with C3000 Screen, CVT, 4 Spools, Front Linkage, Evo Seat, Auto Cab Suspension, 160L/ min Hydraulics, 600/75R38 & 600/65R28. 1338 Hours

2016, JCB 4220 C/w Front Linkage, Field Pack, 600/60R30 Very Good Condition 3752 Hours

1996, JD8200 C/w 420/85R30 & 20.8R42 Tyres Excellent Condition 5020 Hours

Call Matthew Ashton: 07827 341048

Call Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Call Max Pinney: 07795 128281

Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379







2014, JD8370RT C/w 30” Tracks, Full weight pack. Very Good Condition. 4869 Hours

2005, SUPERTRAC C/w 24M, 3000L Tank, Tracking Drawbar, Tidy & Ready to work Good Condition

Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

2017, CDA3000 167 Spacing, 3000Ltr Hopper, Single Press Wheels, Cultivation Discs, Basic Control Unit, Cat 3 Cross Shaft Tramlining x2, Pre Emergence Markers, Hydraulic Markers Track Eradicators Call Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390




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2016, MF7345S (MCS) 18ft Freeflow header, lifters, dividers, Extra worklights, wide angle mirrors, 800/65R32 & 540/65R24, 300 Engine / 175 Drum Hours. Excellent condition.









2010, ZAM PROFI Amazone ZA Multra Profi Hydro 3600 Fertiliser Spreader Good Condition

2010, KLASSIC 140 Used Keenan Klassic 140 Diet Feeder C/W Weight Sytstem, Good Condition Throughout

Call Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

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Five Mile Lane, Washingborough, Lincs 01522 790720

CLAAS Axos CX 330 & loader hrs 2013, good condition ................................................................ £27,950 MERLO 40.7 telehandler 4t, 7m, 3970hrs, 2008, good condition................................................... £23,500 SUTON ELCS 80 rehandling bucket, Merlo brackets ........................................................................... £975 SUTON EHDG 2300 muck fork & grab, Merlo brackets .................................................................... £1,500 2016 (66) CLAAS Arion 650 50kph Cebis tractor, 184hp, 2000hrs, Hydrostable cab, front axle suspension, air brakes .............................................................................................................. £55,000 AS 14t grain trailer, c/w sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, rollover sheet, super single wheels, grain chute, good condition......................................................................................................... £7,300 KONGSKILDE 3m Delta cultivator, 7 leg, levelling discs, large crumbler roller, good condition .......... £3,250 HARDI Commander 3200L sprayer, c/w 24m booms, triplet nozzles, steering drawbar .................... £8,500 COUSINS 5m double row Landpacker, good condition..................................................................... £6,500 KUHN DC401 4 leg subsoiler 3m with rear mounting brackets to fit rotary cultivator, good condition .. £4,000 SPEARHEAD Twiga Pro 600 VFR reach mower, c/w new 1.6m head 6m reach with variable forward reach, good condition .................................................................................................. £16,000 VICON ROXL 2800 EDW weigh cell fertiliser spreader, Trimflow border speading, 12–48m spread width, good condition.................................................................................................................. £6,750 SULKY X36 fertiliser spreader, c/w Tribord 3D border spreading, 12–28m spread, good condition... £3,500 12 ROW liquid fertiliser to fit precision drill c/w Techneat 1000L front tank ........................................ £750 EX DEMO EINBOCK Vibrostar 4m spring tine cultivator,c/w levelling board, front roller, twin rear roller, hydraulic folding, very good condition ................................................................. £5,950 DOWDESWELL 90 Rotavator ........................................................................................................... £2,400 TULIP SX 4000 Centerliner fertiliser spreader up to 24m spread .................................................£1,500 VOGEL & NOOT furrow press, 80” (2m) working width, 30 degree rings .......................................... £1,600 VOGEL & NOOT 3m Terramix cultivator, c/w ring packer ................................................................... £3,900 COUSINS Level Lift, 7 leg heavy duty crumbler ................................................................................ £2,750

Sales contacts

Paul Warner 07795 845308

Brian Cornwell 07899 965066

Used McCormick MTX 150 2007 Diamond Edition 152hp, 3420hrs, 4sp p/shift, f/links, 3 spools, a/con, tyres 20.8R38/ 16.9R28 all 75%, serviced, v nice genuine machine

Used Weidemann T4512 telescopic handler, 2015, 40hp, 2240hrs, hydrostatic transmission, lift height 4.5m, lift capacity 1200kg, new tyres, pallet tines, serviced, vgo

New Deutz 6215 TTV 50K, front linkage, air brakes, air cab, 5 spools, Isobus, comfort pack, auto steer ready, iMonitor, 650/65R42 & 540/65R30 tyres, 0% finance

New Amazone Cayros XMS 5-950 5 furrow plough 2018, hydraulic vari-width, WXL bodies, disc coulters to rear furrow, hyd front furrow, 0% finance

New Krone KW 5.52/4x7 tedder, 2018, 4 rotor, 5.5m working width, hyd folding, 0% finance

Ex demo Dieci Agri Plus 40.7 VS 2018, 148hrs, 152hp, FPT engine, 4000kg lift capacity, 7m lift height, 40k, vario transmission, air con, pick up hitch, 0% finance, 2yrs warranty

Used Deutz Agrokid 210 2010, 36hp, 4770hrs, roll bar, new tyres/rims all round, 320/70R24 & 260/70R16 tyres, serviced, good order

New/unused muck fork & grab 1.5m, brackets to suit Weidemann



Tel: 01366 324256/324311 Fax: 01366 324431 Out of hours: 07795 845308 •


Agrifac Condor III C035249 2015 4000 litre 36/24m boom 4500 hours

Agrifac Condor III C035055 2013

Agrifac Condor IV C045134 2017

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4000 litre 36/24m boom 9300 hours 90000 hectares

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Holmer T4-30 2015

Vervaet 617 2007

Agrifac UK Ltd.

Agrifac Premium Proven:

KOS KO combi topper VHR 45/50cm walking share lifter 2967 hectares 2984 hours

4 Thorby Avenue, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0AZ 01354 660552

David Grundy 07879 698473

7500 hours 45/50cm walking share lifter Leaf spreader topper Harvest ready condition

5000 litre 36/24m boom 1200 hours 8000 hectares

Zunhammer SKE18.5PU 2017

18,500 litre tank 12 meter trailing shoe boom 750 tyres LED lights Joystick operation £76,500.00


Used Amazone ZA M 2200 spreader, 2004, 24/36m discs, L/H border limiter, hopper cover, lights

£1,250 Philip Douce 07850 435530


John Deere R4040i 2015 4000 litre 36/24/18m boom 3800 hours

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Holmer T3 2010

6151 hours 5562 hectares Leaf spreader topper VR lifter, 45/50cm hydraulically variable from cab 480hp MAN engine

Karl Gladding 07500 448243



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Agrifac Condor II C025108 2012


5000 litre 40/36/24m boom 7500 hours

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8200 hours Factory refurbished in 2017 21m3 Zunhammer slurry tank 9000L/min Vogelsang slurry pump 5.7 meter reach 1050/50 R32 tyres


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CLAAS Arion 650 CIS+ 50kph, Proactive front axle, air brakes ............................................................POA CLAAS Scorpion 736 Vari Power telehandler, 3.6t lift, 7m boom, demo machine ..................................POA JPM low loader trailer, 24’ long, loading skids, sprung drawbar, air & hydraulic brakes .................. £10,950 ALPEGO TR 46-280 front/rear, 2.8m flail mower, hydraulic offset headstock .................................... £6,500 ALPEGO TL 33-250 verge mower, 2.25m, hydraulic offset, wide angle PTO ..................................... £6,500 ALPEGO TL 33-200 verge mower, 2m, hydraulic offset, wide angle PTO .......................................... £6,200 ALPEGO RK 300 Rapido 3m power harrow c/w Twin Force quick fit tines packer roller, 3yr Driveline warranty...........................................................................................................................................POA ALPEGO/MORO Warrior 200 5 furrow (4+1) hyd variwidth plough hydraulic transport system ex demo.................................................................................................................................... £17,250 VICON RO-XL EDW 2800 weigh cell disc spreader ...............................................................................POA VICON RO-XL 2800 fertiliser spreader c/w Trimflow border spreading 12m to 48m spread width......... POA


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Leaf spreader topper 45cm/50cm walking share lifter 2 lifting turbines 3 cleaning turbines 9 tonne holding tank

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CLAAS Volto 1050T tedder, massive machine, had very little use, great condition, with massive saving from new, pictures at £6,500. H Carter Tel 07918 748622 (Essex)

100,000 BTU Concept 2 Multi Fuel Cooker Used for central heating, cooking and baking Runs 20 radiators



delivered free nationwide

0114 257 8891

5 year warranty


Ian Houlgrave

• Shelbourne Advantage, Mentor & SR 2500H • Hesston 8100, 6500 & 6400 • John Deere • Claas Maxi • Vicon • Stemas • Fortschritt

CUB Cadet, Model 1223, c/w 50” cutting deck, 187hrs, gwo. £1,550. M Robson Tel 07967 139678 (N Yorks)


RITCHIE 6m hydraulic folding grass harrow. £700 ono. D Smart Tel 07711 088478/01223 861482 (Cambs)


Chain Harrow

from £530 + VAT & Del Heavy duty construction, double levelling bars, steel harrow sections, 2–6 metres

CLAAS Disco 3050C mower conditioner, very little work, barn stored, tidy & in good order. £5,000+VAT. R Hartland Tel 01905 371896/07971 584850 (Worcs)

GYRAX 1800E grass topper, 2005, heavy duty, 2m cut, adjustable skid, used once per year to cut 3 acres, very good condition, stored inside. £695+VAT. D Merrill Tel 07860 524881 (Beds)

OPICO grass harrows, 8m, hyd fold, good tines. £2,250. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

LELY Tedder 520, vgc, for sale due to purchase of wider machine. £2,700. R Siddorn Tel 07850 874894 (Ches)

TAARUP 307 mower/conditioner in vgc, 100% working order, always housed. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970 976476 (Oxon)


KVERNELAND Taarup 3024 mower conditioner, 2003, 2.4m cut, 6 disc bed, nylon tines, hydraulic/horizontal folding, very good condition. £2,750 ono. R Troop Tel 07738 065384 (Notts)

BOMFORD Kestrel hedgecutter, 2007, vgc, 5m reach, 1.4m head. £4,250. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

CLAAS Disco 290 disc mower, 2014, good straight mower. £4,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

ISEKI TM3265, one private owner, 2017, very low hrs 80, mid mower deck, rear PTO, MX C2 loader c/w bucket, rear spools, full cab, heater, front weights, road lighting kit, grass tyres, top spec machine. £12,750+VAT (may p/x). C Johnson Tel 07979 851995 (W Yorks)

MAJOR 2m Rollermower, 2008, done less than 40hrs, stored inside. £1,700. D Cooper Tel 07884 205177 (Warks)

JD355D ride-on mower, 16hp Kohler engine, 54" mower deck, powered collector, hydrostatic transmission, 1200hrs, good condition, regularly maintained. £2,250+VAT. I Davis Tel 07738 614082/01707 261304 (Herts)

TEAGLE toppers 6’ offset (pictured), also 8’ adjustable setting, done little work on small farm. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Beds)

JACOBSON 3800 4wd 5 gang reel ride on fairway type mower, Kubota engine, vgc. £3,750+VAT. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)

ISEKI ride on, diesel, 13.5hp, 2010, grass collector, 350hrs, call for more info. £2,700. I Cowell Tel 07788 985544 (Essex)

01386 49155

BRAND new Albutt 3m push off buck rake, selling due to change in policy, massive saving on new price. J Strathern Tel 07798 683520/01621 815430 (Essex)

LELY Splendimo hay mower, done very little work, good condition. POA. T Noble Tel 07816 477293 (Cambs) CLAAS Volto 1050T tedder, excellent condition with only light use from new, see for pictures.£6,500 ono. H Carter Tel 07918 748622 (Essex)

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KUHN FC 283 mower conditioner, 2003, very good condition, barn stored, always washed & oiled after use, manual, spare blades, spare conditioner blades & neverused spreader kit. £3,500+VAT. I Smith Tel 07831 698994/01453 890771 (Glos) LELY 280L Splendimo hay mower, good condition. £1,550. F Howell & Sons Tel 01760 440297/07798 668239 (Norfolk) KRONE 8-82, 8 rotor tedder. £6,650. R Harrold Tel 07770 773549 (Norfolk)

SISIS Tilth n' Seed seeder, gwo. £995. M Robson Tel 07967 139678 (N Yorks)

MCCONNEL PTO belt drive. £350. D Scrimshaw Tel 01790 753877/07960 344573 (Lincs) NEW Oxdale TM400 hydraulic log splitter. POA. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

FORDWELL saw bench, working order, blade & belt included. £120. J Crooks Tel 07711 137195/07747 771769 (Suffolk) MCCONNEL PTO saw bench V-belt drive. £650. D Scrimshaw Tel 01790 753877/07960 344573 (Lincs) TAJFUN 400RCA Joy ex demo wood processor, log loader & oscillating conveyor & log deck. POA. www. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

TAARUP 307 mower conditioner, we have 2, we don’t use anymore, it was working well when it was put away, wide angle joints, Leominster. £1,050 each E Powell Tel 07831 541937 (Herts)

GRASSLAND subsoiler, 3m, 5 legs, shock absorbing cutting discs, adjustable roller, heavy duty sprung following harrow, excellent condition, only done 30 acres from new, sale due to change in farming policy. £3,250+VAT. R Smith Tel 07831 091109/01277 800212 (Essex)

IRRIGATION/ DRAINAGE SIX pipes of varying lengths, suitable for gateways & culverts. D Smart Tel 07711 088478/01223 0861482 (Cambs)

Serving farmers across the South of England For all your irrigation requirements

Mobile UV treatment units

Briggs Irrigation main distributor

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07809 406040

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BALE GRAB available brackets, WOODCHIPPER JCB Q-fit, compact, Manitou, hydraulic driven, Merlo, Matbro, Euro 8, Bobcat, twin feed roller Trima, Cat, blank £600


AT145KZ towable mower, 18hp engine, cast iron flails, electric start


Esma ES150T grain dryer 2018

West 1600 dual spreader

Krone EasyCut R320 CV-Q mower 2013

Krone EasyCut R280 straight mower 2012


AG200/240 front & rear mower, hydraulic side shift, 540/1000rpm

EFGCH175/195 hydraulic side shift

from £2,000

from £1,700


EF175 light duty flail mower

EFGC175/195 heavy duty flail mower


from £1,500

AGF VERGE MOWER goes upright 90°, tilts 45°, suit 80-150hp

from £4,800

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Lower Tolcarne St Allen Truro TR4 9QX

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REFRESHMENTS DEMO MACHINES PRODUCT EXPERTS Event Location: Rycote Lane Farm Milton Common Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2NZ

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McHALE V660 single belt baler McHALE R3100 Pro Glide choice mower McHALE F3100 Pro Glide mower McHALE 991 TBER wrapper McHALE 991 LBER wrapper

2019 2019 2018 2019 2019

NEW Case IH tractors in stock

Demos available: Case Optum 300 • Case Puma 175 CVX • Maxxum 150 CV8



2018 VERSATILE 405 3 point & PTO 250hrs 2019 VERSATILE DT610 3 point new demo unit

CASE 165 Puma CVX tractor ......................................................................................................... POA CASE 165 Puma Multicontroller ..................................................................................................... POA CASE 175 Puma CVX tractor ......................................................................................................... POA


NEW & SECONDHAND JCB 4000 Series FASTRACS available for DEMO & IN STOCK JCB Fastracs available Ex-demo & Ex-stock 4220

CASE STX 600 4500hrs CASE STX 535 5100hrs CASE STX 530 7100hrs CASE 9370 9500hrs

2012 2008 2006 1998

Sold with service and warranty agreements



2007 LELY RP435 23,000 bales 2016 McHALE V660 20,000 bales 2014 McHALE C430 mounted strawblower

2014 JCB 2170 Fastrac, 4 wheel steer, 540/65R30 tyres ........................................................£48,000 2010 JCB 3230 Fastrac, front linkage, recon transmission, 540/65/34 tyres............................£48,000 2013 JCB 3230 Fastrac, front linkage, 540/65/34 tyres ...........................................................£45,000 2014 JCB 4220 Fastrac, front linkage, 600/70R30 tyres new ..................................................£75,000 2016 JCB 4220 Fastrac, front 540/65R30 rear 600/65R30 .....................................................£80,000 2017 JCB 8330 Fastrac, front linkage, 710 tyres, 860hrs ......................................................£138,000

We source low hour ex-demo Fastracs & Loadalls with warranty, backed by genuine JCB parts & service

Contact James Hunt 07789 066688 or 01507 451950

SECONDHAND LOADALLS 2013 JCB 541-70 Agri Super, 40k, PUH, 500/24 tyres ............................................................£35,000 2014 JCB 541-70 Agri Super, 40k, PUH, 500/24 tyres ............................................................£42,000 2016 JCB 541-70 Agri Super, 40k, PUH, 500/24 tyres ............................................................£52,000 2017 JCB 531-70 Agri Super, 40k, PUH, 460/70/24 tyres, 912hrs ..........................................£59,000 2018 JCB 541-70 Agri Super, 40k, PUH, 500/70R24 tyres, 650hrs .........................................£69,000 2017 JCB 536-70 Agri Super, 40k, PUH, 460/70R24 tyres, 842hrs .........................................£60,000 All machines fully serviced and sold with warranty

Kevin Kirby Limited

Warboys, Cambs NEW HOLLAND

Full range of McHale machines in stock

• Front & rear mowers • Round balers • Fusion bale wrapper • Orbital trailed round bale wrapper • Trailed & mounted round bale wrappers • Demo machines available

Good deals available on Case IH large square balers • Models LB434XL 120x90 bales • Models LB334 80x70 bales

2012 2013 2014 2012 1998 1980


CR9080 CX8090 SL CX 7080 Elevation CX8090 SL TC56 RS 8050

2016 2013 2012 2009 2007

Claas Claas Claas Claas Claas

Lexion 780TT Lexion 760 Montana Lexion 760TT Lexion 600TT Lexion 570C

35’ VF 30’ VF 20’ VF 25’ VF 15’ 13’

1185/1602 1270/1512 663/742 960/1237 1768 4072

very tidy very tidy very tidy very tidy very tidy tidy

£118,000 £128,000 £126,000 £129,000 £39,000 £8,750


Sold with warranty & finance 1+2@0% 50% retail price

SECONDHAND ROUND & SQUARE BALERS 2017 New Holland 1290 Plus, tandem axle, operated package, LED lights, bale ejector, bale count 5,554...............................................POA 2010 New Holland BB90-80 baler, single axle, 710/40/22.5 new tyres, bale count approx 56,000. ..............................................£28,500 2015 McHale V660 round baler, fitted chopping device, braked axle, serviced ready for work ...........................................................£24,000 2015 McHale V660 round baler, fitted chopping device, braked axle ......................................................................................£18,500 Lely/Welger RP545 round baler, checked over, vgc ..........................£16,000 Welger RP445 round baler, good order ............................................£14,500

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Wayside Farm, Authorpe, Louth, Lincs LN11 8PF

35’ 30’ VF 30’ Vario 35’ 25’ Vario

450/600 immaculate £245,000 659/959 very tidy £153,000 1950/2365 very tidy £118,000 2460/3306 very tidy £95,000 2041/2694 very tidy £72,000

CASE IH 2013 Case IH 9230 (Accuguide ready) 2011 Case IH 8120 2004 Case IH 2388


Telephone: 01692 580513 MOBILES: TONY NICHOLSON 07770 811950 DAVID NICHOLSON 07885 269499 KEVIN CHUBBOCK 07887 478530 EMAIL:

30’ VF 30’ VF 22’

1320/1596 1002/1223 1800/2150

very tidy £112,000 very tidy £98,000 tidy £42,000




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2016 MF 2013 MF 2012 MF

7360 PL (3yr MF warranty) 20’ PF c/w rape auger 42/74 like new £135,000 7370 FL BETA 25’ FF 809/1090 very tidy £86,000 7345S Activa 18’ PF 573 immaculate £84,000

2013 JD

S690i HM 4WD

JOHN DEERE 35’ c/w rape header 820/1170

very tidy £148,000



01733 219880 Mobile 07860 542578 Email


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CLAAS LINER 4000 2012, 1m rake

CLAAS LINER 4000 2014, 15m rake


£4,500 1999, hydraulic depth, tooth packer


01529 303093 07730 780510

TWB JESTER £29,500 2016, hyd folding, 2 rows independent discs, hyd depth control, 560/60R22.5 wheels, double DD packer ZZ1719

CLAAS QUADRANT 5300 FINE CUT TA £96,000 2017, 120x90

CLAAS LINER 3100 £10,500 2012, 8.7m–10m working width, 14 tine arms per rotor, 5 tines per rotor, hydraulic independent lift CL9046

CLAAS JAGUAR 870 T4F SPD 4WD £168,000 2017, 3m pick up, 20 blade cylinder, 710/75R32 F, 660/55/ 26.5 R, 1176 eng/894 cyl hrs CL8957

LEMKEN SOLITAIR 8 £13,950 2008, very little acreage covered




CLAAS ARES 617 £20,500 2007, 115hp, 4865 engine hrs, 480/65R28 fronts, 600/65R38 rears, 3 spools, f/& cab suspension CT2553

CLAAS LEXION 760M £161,000 2014, 9m vario header, 30kph, 1583 eng/1078 drum hrs, lh/laser, air compressor, power spreader CL9082

CLAAS LEXION 760 TERRA TRAC £275,000 2017, 10.8m vario header, 40kph, 327 eng/261 drum hrs, LH/V/knife, RH/V/ knife, Profi cam, 4XL spout CL9053

CLAAS ARION 65 £60,000 2016, 50kph, 184hp, 2064 engine hrs, 540/65R28 F, 650/65R38 R, 3 spools, f/susp, Eco PTO CT2576

CLAAS ARION 620 £55,000 2015, 50kph, 155hp, EGR engine, 2016 eng hrs, 420/65R28 fronts, 600/65R38 rears, 3 spools, f/susp CT2575

KRONE 1290 £70,000 2015, 14500 bales, hyd tail lift, moisture meter, bale eject, steering r/axle, auto lube, bale weigher, air brakes KO0041

HORSCH JOKER 8RT £39,600 2015, DD packer roller 55cm, adj d/bar linkage, side limit plate, hyd depth adj, hyd lev boards HO0096

CLAAS LEXION 780 TT T4F £282,000 2016, 7.7m vario header, 851 engine hrs, 669 drum hrs, cruise control, 4D sieves CL9135

LEMKEN ZIRCON 10 £5,250 2008, 4m ridged power harrow, front & rear mounting

VADERSTAD RDA 800 S £18,000 2006, system disc 60-70%, rear fill auger, Fenix metering system

KUHN FC 313 £3,200 2005, rear conditioner mower, nylon tines, rear folding

LELY SPLENDIMO 280 FC £5,100 2011, front mounted, nylon conditioner

CLAAS LEXION 750 £154,000 2014, 9.3m vario header, 1587 engine hrs, 1298 drum hrs, yield mapping, cruise control CL9139

JOHN DEERE 590 1998, net wrap


SUMO TRIO 3 SEEDER £11,950 2012, auto reset, 6 legs, 2 rows of discs, large diameter packer roller, small seed unit ZZ1735

KUHN PRIMOR 3570 £7,250 2012, trailed bale shredder, 2 round bales 1.5m dia or 1m if larger, square bales up to 2.7m long, only done c.100 bales KU0132

SAMSON SP11 £24,000 2018, 11 cube, vertical beater, slurry door, as new

KEITH RENNIE MACHINERY ZENIT 2700 £5,300 2017, offset flail mower

LEMKEN DOLOMIT £3,200 2017, 4 leg deep soil tine cultivator, toolbar for use with power harrow, ex demo C1099

CLAAS ARES 816 £25,000 2005, 7085 engine hrs, 16.8R28 fronts, 20.8R38 rears, 3 spools, front suspension CT2590



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CLAAS TUCANO 570 £182,000 2018, 9.3m vario header, 142 engine hrs, 93 drum hrs, active spreader, boom doors, elec rotor veins CL8940

Tim Smith

LEMKEN ZIRKON 10/600K £16,950 2013, trapeze packer, quick change tines, new tines



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LAMB creep feeder, apex roof, one door plus opening for lambs. £140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

ArmAdillo Arc WRIGHT Rain PTO pump, will run an irrigator of 90/110mm. £250. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681/07850 871173 (Essex) APPROX 85 5"x30' aluminium pipes, trailer, lay flat + 90deg bends; also 40 3"x30' aluminium pipes trailer + lay flat + 90deg bends, 10yards of suction hose. £2,400+VAT the lot. V&R Waspe & Sons Tel 01449 612607 (Suffolk) IRRIGATION 4/5", T-joiners, stop ends, converters, too many to mention, surplus to requirements, no longer needed, ring for details. T Bays Tel 07771 517488 (Cambs)


PUREBRED Texel & Suffolk ram lambs, born Feb 2019, very stocky, also purebred Texel shearling ram lambs. POA. R Noble Tel 07791 803844 (Cambs)

£18,500 + VAT

01789 205132

Anglia Quality Meat

 insulated twin skin  increased yield  Flip up plastic fender

01353 862 044

Store Cattle, Calves & Lambs Transactions fully insured Contact: Tim Leigh

01763 241222

HEREFORD pedigree polled bulls, 1 bull at 2yrs & a good selection of 16mnth old bulls ready for spring work, to suit commercial & pedigree herds, good pedigrees, quiet, halter broken, BVD free, TB4. Prices from £2,000. J Speirs Tel 07979 463480 (Beds) TAMWORTH X Large Black weaners, ideal free range pigs, easily contained with a single strand of electric fencing. £45 each. Call to discuss. G Coe Tel 07860 911871 (Essex)

TWO-YEAR old Aberdeen Angus heifers, ready for bulling.£1,000 each. C Coe Tel 07759 978699/01268 545628 (Essex) HEREFORD bulls, 12–15 months, sired by Ervie L1 Achiever 91151H (pictured), easy calving, good EBVs, High Health & TB4, ideal for heifers. V Elwess Tel 07764 740540 (Lincs)

BLACK Dexter heifer, DOB 18/02/17. £400; also 8 Dexters, male & female, born April 2018. £200 each. A Hamilton Tel 07912 688785 (Bucks) PEDIGREE Red Aberdeen Angus bulls (2), from the Wood Cottage herd, 21+ months of age, Elite Health status, quiet & easy to handle. Ten heifers also available from the herd. S Pilch Tel 07758 841008/01379 741793 (Norfolk)

PEDIGREE polled Hereford females, various ages, some in calf other with a calf at foot, sire Reydon 1 Leroy EBV in the top 1% of the breed, he can be seen as well as some of his 2018 calves, to make an appointment to view call. L Munday Tel 07858 378501/01268 767175 (Essex)

MOOCALL calving sensor, good condition, light use only, account active till Feb 25 2020. £190. J Aitchison Tel 01544 388759/07812 829099 (Hereford) HEREFORD cows with April born calves at foot, pedigree registered cows, calves as yet unregistered, excellent bloodlines, ring for more details. J Aitchison Tel 01544 388759 (Hereford)

BUTLEY Herefords registered pedigree bulls & females, quiet & easily handled, all bulls halter trained & guaranteed under Hereford Society rules. DC Smith & Sons Tel 07971 694912/07885 594143 (Suffolk) ELEVEN High Health Status, pure bred Limousin bulling heifers. GF Cole & Son Tel 07957 420433/01953 860209 (Norfolk)


LIVESTOCK GALVANISED feed hoppers for chickens. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) CHAROLAIS bulls, excellent pedigrees, halter trained, ready to work now, visitors welcome by appointment to Wissington Charolais. J Rix Tel 07850 796057/07500 904462/01206 262133 (Suffolk) POL Lohmann Brown hybrid pullets, fully vaccinated, £8 each. Small orders welcome, discount for quantity. A Ling Tel 01473 890787 (Suffolk) SELECTION of British Blonde bulls, halter trained, Meadow herd is a member of High Health Scheme. Sensible price. GB Sewell & Partners Tel 07974 121597 (Cambs) THREE Shorthorn X heifers, two 25mnths, one 19mnths, TB4 area tested Dec 18, east Suffolk. £850 each. E Turner Tel 07789 142347 (Suffolk) PEACOCK, 2018, good strong bird, also beautiful 2018 Brahma cockerel, very tame. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205 (Lincs) STORE cattle, great shape, 4TB area. Ring for details. T Bays Tel 07771 517488 (Cambs) LANGSTROTH hives & bee equipment. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) PEDIGREE Hereford bulls, top quality sires from our High Health CHeCS accredited herd, polled genetics from our prize winning easy calving bulls, 4yr TB testing area. www. C Blaxell Tel 07768 171979 (Norfolk)


mills straw, grain, roots, suitable for animal feed, biogas, green waste, etc,10–20tph throughput

PHEASANT/PARTRIDGE pen section frames, 12 quantity, 10' x 5' section frames, four with doors to make up four 10' x 10' pens, Saxmundham. £120 ono. M Elmy Tel 01728 648680 (Suffolk)


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FOUR partridge/pheasant rearing sheds. £100 each ono. S Andrews Tel 07778 014792 (Beds)

Blue Bridge Group

ARMSTRONG Holmes mobile cattle handler, crush & race, 6 integral gates, manual hydraulic lift & lower, tractor drawbar, any questions please phone. £3,800+VAT ono. J Richardson Tel 07973 268188 (Northants)

Available throughout the season, aged day old to adult, table or laying strains. Day old butlers - £90 per 100 Day old Coturnix Japonica - £80 per 100 Subject to your order placement or ex stock Eggs by the hundred or 1000 trade prices

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TRADITIONAL chicken arks, on original iron wheels (2). £100. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) LARGE quantity of good poultry/pig equipment for sale, to include EB Centreless feed auger systems, pan line feed systems, nipple drinker lines, tube feeders, bell drinkers & heaters. J Saunders Tel 07725 050065 (Suffolk)

BEEF X heifers, mainly Hereford (14) at 16mths old; also 5 Hereford X and 5 Aberdeen Angus X at 8mths old, stock, Essex. D Healy Tel 01277 840208/07979 825616 (Essex) PEDIGREE Hereford cows & heifers from our top quality polled herd, in calf to a selection of prize winning bulls. C Blaxell Tel 07768 171979 (Norfolk)

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BRIGGS M5 Mk3 irrigator, plus rolls of plastic pipe, Terry, Saffron Walden. J Staight Tel 07761 631549/07831 277076 (Essex)

TWOSE 402 yard scraper, good condition. £350. S Wharton Tel 07901 552443/01379 676296 (Norfolk)




4 Collinson 12t, also 18t Collinson

07879 402246 01948 710662 POLLED Hereford bulls, 23–26mnth old, Elite Hi Health, TB4 area, excellent pedigree, good length, depth & width. J Buxton Tel 07870 490159 (Norfolk) LIVESTOCK feeders, 5 metal & 3 plastic, used for pigs. Open to sensible offers. G Debenham Tel 01379 642464 (Norfolk)

LIVESTOCK transport box, 2m x 1m x 1m, suitable for pick up truck. Offers. D Forth Tel 01945 772501/07749 719182 (Norfolk) TEN drink nozzles & stems. Offers. G Debenham Tel 01379 642464 (Norfolk)

BURGHBRIDGE pedigree Simmental bulls, halter trained, High Health Accredited status, Johnes, IBR, BVD, Lepto & TB4 area, up to 2yrs old. C Clarke Tel 01473 890287/07711 404371 (Suffolk)

REGISTERED Llanwenog yearling ewes (6), born 2018, not tupped, good type, excellent wool, easy lambing breed, make good starter flock, nr Salisbury. £575 the lot. M Brain Tel 07711 185115/01794 884355 (Wilts) HEREFORD pedigree polled bulls, 12– 16mths, ready to work, TB4 area & SAC High Health accreditation, excellent conformation & temperament, from the Bure Valley Herd. R Fowell Tel 07947 126053/01263 587285 (Norfolk)

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MF 2140 single axle baler, 2012 model Stock No 679, bale count 82,855, fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK...................................................£52,000

MF 2270 XD tandem axle baler, 2016 model *first used 03.06.2017* Stock No 793, bale count approx 25,000, fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter & chain lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK .................£90,000

MF 2160 single axle baler, 2013 model Stock No 800, bale count 87,287, fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK...................................................£57,000

MF 2190 tandem axle baler, 2013 model Stock No 808, bale count 41,286,fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK...................................................£62,000

MF 2270 tandem axle baler, 2015 model *first used 24.08.2016* Stock No 820, bale count approx 35,000, fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter & chain lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK .................£90,000

MF 187 baler, 2003 model Stock No 813, bale count 94,400, *Chamber size 1.20 X 0.70*, sold as seen delivered in mainland UK ................................£18,000


MF 2170 XD tandem axle baler, 2013 model Stock No 818, bale count 57,128, fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK...................................................£65,000

NEW & UNUSED 2018 model MF 2270 XD tandem axle baler c/w knotter blower, chain & knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, prepared & delivered in mainland UK with 12 months’ warranty ............................................ POA

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MF 2290 single axle baler, 2018 model Stock No 822, approximate bale count 5,000, fully serviced c/w hyd knotter blower, knotter & chain lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK .................£94,000

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2004 Marston Wootton 14t grain trailer c/w sprung drawbar & axles, hydraulic tailgate

Warwick 12t grain trailer sprung axles, sprung drawbar & hyd tailgate

2003 Bomford Hawk 5.4m hedge cutter c/w electric controls & slew behind

2012 Spearhead Excel 645t hedge cutter telescopic arm, electric controls, stabiliser

2013 Vaderstad Carrier 650 press c/w two rows of discs, hydraulic paddle boards

Cousins 30’ Sidewinder Cambridge rolls c/w 24” half worn plain rings

2008 Sumo Trio 3m one pass subsoiler in good order with half worn wearing parts

2011 Cousins Patriot 3m one pass subsoiler 5 legs, two rows of discs & razor ring packer

Vaderstad TopDown 300 one pass cultivator c/w new wearing parts & discs hardly used

2012 Caterpillar MT765C crawler c/w GPS & only done 4081hrs

2007 John Deere 6430 Premium 4wd tractor front linkage & passenger seat

2013 John Deere 5100R 4wd tractor done only 1502hrs on grassland wheels

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KUHN AXIS 40.1 2012, 30m, S6 Vanes, 3000L hopper, weigh cells , PTO drive, Quantom control box

AMAZONE ZAV 2600 SUPER CONTROL 2017, c/w V set 2 discs, headland limiter V, mudguards, lights, Amaspread+ rate control

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Dyna VT, Exclusive, 2019, front links & PTO, auto guide ready, 50kph, new

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Dyna VT, 2019, 50hrs, front linkage, full suspension, 4 spools, Data 4

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Dyna 6, 2017, 2400hrs, 50kph, air brakes, front & cab suspension, 4 spools

2012, 3200hrs, front linkage, 50kph, good tyres

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Dyna VT, 2014, 1300hrs, exclusive spec, front links & PTO, air brakes

6 METRE FRONT STEERING PRESS HYD FOLD Beet buckets – choice of standard & toe tip

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SPRING TINES CHOICE – 3 TO 6M HYD FOLD Dutch & combination harrows 3 to 6 metre

2010, Dyna VT, 4400hrs, 50kph, 280hp, front linkage, good tyres

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2017, 1400hrs, Dyna 6, 50kph, air brakes, front links, front suspension, CCLS

MF 8240

VADERSTAD ROLLEX 620 6M ROLLS Germinator type harrows but stronger/heavier build

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DOWDESWELL DP100 DELTA 4+1 PLOUGH Krone Optimat 4t muck spreader

2001, Dynashift, 6100hrs, immaculate

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2014, exclusive, 2100hrs, front links, 50kph, as new

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Dynashift, 2003, 6000hrs, excellent condition

FLAT LIFTS – SUB SOILERS 2 TO 5 LEG 45’ tri-axle artic trailer on air for straw, etc

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8T BUNNINGS DUMP TRAILER rowcrop wheels & tyres – rears 8 stud 14.9R46, fronts 10 stud 14.9R30

2005, Dyna 6, 8000hrs, front & cab suspension, CCLS, 3 spools

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2012, 2600hrs, front linkage, 50kph, front & cab suspension

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2014, 3600hrs, 50kph, front & cab suspension, 3 spools, 90% tyres

14T GULL AIR & HYD BRAKES/TAILGATE sprung drawbar roll sheet on 10 stud axles

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2006, Dynashift, full suspension, tidy condition

14T MARSTON GRAIN TRAILER MANUAL TAILGATE Choice of low load single axle drill trailers

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50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift

L reg, 4800hrs, very nice original condition

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2014, 4900hrs, CW 941 loader, Privilege spec

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2014, 3300hrs, 3 buckets

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New Holland FR700

2005, Dynashift, 5300hrs, front & cab suspension, CCLS, 90% tyres

s/beet drills cleaners & trailing tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row

2013, 2200hrs, excellent condition, 10 row maize header available

Tier 3, 2008, Dyna 6, 4300hrs, cab suspension, 90% tyres, excellent condition

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KVERNELAND E3 4 furrow reversible plough, auto reset, press arm & Flexcoil press excellent condition



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KVERNELAND TAARUP 2632M 3.2m mower good condition 2014 SWADRO 1400 PLUS 4 rotor rake 2014 KUHN FC883 rear mounted mowers 2014 KUHN C313 F front mounted mower 2012 CENIUS 3002 mounted cultivator, DD packer roller, new points 2008 AMAZONE ZA-M 2701 CONTROL fertiliser spreader, Amado+ box

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BOBCATS 313 & 543 skid steer loaders. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)


Lely 770 6 rotor 0 tedder ......................£4,25

£1,595 Albutt 14’ Grain Pusher

BROWN point of lay pullets, available from our family farm, you are welcome to collect or we can deliver, let us give you a quote on larger quantities for which we can offer free delivery within a reasonable distance from our farm. J Franks Tel 01529 302671/07488 464789 (Lincs) SUFFOLK X ewe lambs (19), spring born, fully vaccinated & wormed. U Stiller Tel 07764 556359 (Suffolk)


Lely 280MC 0 mower ...................£22,45 Haybob 3m c/w 0 baskets ....................... £75 Maschio 4m power 0 harrow .....................£2,25 AS bale trailer 25' 12.5 wheels .............£2,950 New Comet Scout hot 50 pressure washer....... £1,3 New Comet cold pressure 5 washer........................ £59


JCB 53595 Agri Special, 2008, 6500hrs, full spec machine very good for year. £25,000 ono. A Worboys Tel 07801 122014/07785 572330 (Beds) QUICKE/MF loader brackets to suit Massey Ferguson 6455/5455, with hydraulics & spool lever with 3rd service, 2004/2010, vgc. £1,200+VAT. G Elson Tel 01780 410430/07801 321342 (Rutland)

Bomford Sabre 9’ pasture topper, vgo ....................................... £1,350 Votex PT3 9’ pasture topper, later D .......... £1,150 type, new blades, SOLgwo Spearhead 9’ pasture topper, gwo ...................................... £1,100 Muratori MR235 finishing mower, SOLD gwo ...................................... £1,250 Votex toppers breaking for spares Quicke loader to fit IH 674-784 tractors ............................ from £750 Set of 16’ chain harrows, 4x 4’ sections c/w pole, vgo ............. £395 Set of 10 IH weights, Pt No 383392RI, c/w frame ............... £400 Front end loader to fit MF 35-135 tractors, c/w power bucket & valves ...................................... £450 All prices plus VAT


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Twose 3m pasture slitter, 40 acres only .......................£2,350 Teagle Topper 510, ex demo condition................£1,150 All prices plus VAT

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07970 278377 LINER HD 4 wheel diesel concrete mixer & HD diesel whacker. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)

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MATERIALS HANDLERS SANDERSON SB55 T/C Rough Terrain forklift, c/w pallet tines & bucket. £2,850+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

TWO sucker blowers, Perkins engine driven, spares or repairs. Open to offers. P Arnold Tel 07773 501809 (Notts)

£400+VAT 01531 820545 • SET of used Matbro brackets. £50. G Thomas Tel 07860 717878/01328 830219 (Norfolk)

Norris Plant Hire & Sales Ltd Manitou 735/120 telehandler

MANITOU MLT 741-120, 2008, 5200hrs, JSM joystick control, 6 speed powershift gearbox, extra lights. £20,000. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

KONGSKILDE hammer mill, 5.5kw single phase, with some piping, for pig & poultry feed. £350. J Bristow Tel 01363 772965 (Devon)

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BUCKRAKE, very heavy duty, Hardox tines, Volvo brackets, little wear. £2,650. N Harrison Tel 07850 493573 (W Sussex) SET of used JCB compact brackets. £40. G Thomas Tel 07860 717878/01328 830219 (Norfolk)

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Quantock 2.5m slitter/aerator, for SALE or HIRE, new...... £2,360 Norfolk paddock subsoiler 10” deep, with disc & packer ..... £1,250 or for HIRE, for 35hp tractors . POA Flemings 9’ pasture topper, 2017, little used ................... £1,850 Claas Dominator 98 Classic H reg, 15’ cut, trolley, chopper, air con, 2650hrs, Claydon yield meter ...................................... POA Netago bed tiller c/w 3 hopper Horstine Farmery applicators with 6 fishtails ................................ POA Accord Monopill A5 5 slot sugar beet seed discs, working order .................................£50 each Micron 6m tractor mounted weedwiper, SALE or HIRE Reekie 2 row tipping hopper potato planter c/w Netago hood ........ POA Micron & Edlington weedwiper

KRAMER Loadrad 312SD, 1988, small loading shovel. £4,895. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)




29-64408 Norfolk Mobile 07775 741720


MANITOU grab, Hardox tines, 8'. £1,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

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KEENAN VA2-24S tub mixer, excellent condition, done very little work, genuine sale as sold dairy cows, still under warranty. R Hector Tel 07973 437365/07816 137822 (Somerset)


01354 694701 Nick 07802 850212 TEAGLE Tomahawk straw spreader, ready for work. £1,950+VAT. R Burt Tel 07801 862062/01327 830242 (Northants)

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Welger RP 435 50 baler ........................ £8,9

SUTON fork & grapple, 7'6" wide, JCB Q-fit brackets, Kverneland tines. £1,200+VAT. J Speirs Tel 07979 463480 (Beds) MATBRO 4ws telescopic forklift. POA. P Beasley Tel 07836 652963/01353 649500 (Cambs)

MILL & MIX MARTIN Markham mixers (3), vertical auger, one 1t + 2t, 1ph & 3ph, old but in working order. £250 each. P Mott Tel 07711 429987 (Notts)

BENTALL weigh hopper, c/w load cell & dial in 1cwt increments, 2t. £250. R Brown Tel 07825 943611/01487 842485 (Cambs)

MISCELLANEOUS PARAFFIN pump up weed burner. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)


2013 (63 reg), 1600hrs, boom suspension, 24” wheels, fully serviced, 12 month Lola certificate 01691 683825 Email Web

MASSEY Ferguson power loader, to fit 165. £150. G Thomas Tel 07860 717878/01328 830219 (Norfolk) MANITOU 627 ag spec telehandler, 2011, 5700hrs, pallet tines, also other attachments. £18,950. R Brown Tel 07970 064760/01332 595807 (Derbys)

CHRISTY Norris hammer mill X15, f/w magnet, selection of screens. Offers. P Arnold Tel 07773 501809 (Notts)

BMH roller mill, in working order. Offers. P Starsmore Tel 07753 936466 (Northants)

RECOVERY A-frame, tow 2.6t, new & never used, genuine reason for sale. £90. A Upson Tel 07980 807604/01245 380061 (Essex)

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JOHN DEERE 7310R, 2018 AP 50K, 75% tyres, Autotrac ready, front linkage & PTO, TLS, Cab Susp., 2131 hrs...£131,500 hrs...

JOHN DEERE 6215R, 2016 AP 50K, Autotrac ready, front links & PTO, 5ESCV, TLS, electric joystick, 3567 hours ................£80,000

JOHN DEERE 6215R, 2016 DD 50K, Autotrac ready, TLS, Command Arms, 3ESCV, 2913 hours ........................ £85,000

JCB 4220 FASTRAC, 2018 Vario 60K, Field Pro Pack, Front linkage & PTO, 3SCV, Power Beyond, 1166 hours.............. £POA






NEW HOLLAND T7.235, 2014, Front linkage, Air Con, 5652 hours .............................£POA

JOHN DEERE 6210R, 2012 AP 50K, Autotrac ready, 4ESCV's, ALO loader ready, Cab Suspension, TLS, 5526 hours.£60,000

JOHN DEERE 6210R 2012, AP 50K, Command Arm, Autotrac ready, 90% tyres, 6389 hours ........................ £52,000

NEW HOLLAND T7. 270, 2012 AutoCommand 50K, Front Links & PTO, Autosteer ready, Blue Power 8900 hrs £35,000

JOHN DEERE 7600, 1995 Powershift, 80% tyres, 8647 hours






JOHN DEERE 6150R, 2014 AQ 50K, TLS, Cab Susp., Power Beyond, 3ESCV, Front linkage & PTO, 6342 hours .................£POA

JOHN DEERE 6175R, 2015 DD 50K, Autotrac, 4ESCV, JD Link, Command Arm, TLS, Passenger seat, 4758 hours...................£POA

JOHN DEERE 6170R & H360 LOADER, 2014 AP 50K, TLS, Air Con, Sun roof, new front tyres, 6842 hours.......£60,000

JOHN DEERE 6230 + 633 LOADER, 2011 PQ 40K, Air Con, Roof Hatch, 3SCV, 4573 hours ........................£34,000

JOHN DEERE 6320 2005, PQ 40K, Air Con, Roof Hatch, 40% tyres, 3967 hours ........ ............... £25,000






JOHN DEERE 6930, 2007 AQ 50K, TLS+brakes, Cab Suspension, Passenger Seat, 3SCV, 90% tyres 7576 hours ...... £34,000

JOHN DEERE 6930 STD, 2012 PQ 40K,TLS, 3SCV, roof hatch, air con, new front tyres, 5724 hours ........................£37,000

JOHN DEERE 6145R, 2017 AQ+40K, Autotrac ready, 7" 4100 display, TLS, roof hatch, 1761 hours ........................... £POA

JCB 457HT LOADING SHOVEL, 2015 High spec full cab, Ind Q hitch, smooth ride, Volvo carriage, 5644 hrs £POA






JCB 531-70, 2014 Q Fit Headstock & Pallet Tines, Air con 4111 hours ..........................£39,000

JCB 527-58, 2014 Air Con, Varispeed, Pin & Cone headstock, PUH, LED boom lights, 2431 hours .................£34,000

JCB 531-70 AGRI-SUPER 2014, Q Fit Headstock & Pallet Tines, Air con 5247 hours ............................£POA











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CLAAS 870 SPFH, 2017 24 knife drum, high vol additive, PUH, 4WD, 300 HD Pick up, 919/1123 hours .............£175,000

NEW HOLLAND FX58 SPFH, 2001, 3489 drum 4875 engine hours, very tidy condition, .......................£29,000

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Amazone ZA-M Ultra Profis - 2003, Weigh Cells, Hyd LH Limiter, Hyd Shut Off, 2 x S600 Extensions Extensions, AMADOS III-D Control, Road Lighting

Massey Ferguson 7272 – 2004, 20ft Powerflow Header, Chopper & Chaff, AutoLevel

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Kongskilde Cushion Air 500 – Sucker Blower, c/w Pipes, Linkage Mounted

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Essex Depot: 01245 322733 Kent Depot: 01233 714123 CHALLENGER ROGATOR RG655C



£114,500 + VAT

£104,500 + VAT

£135,500 + VAT

2014, Approx 4255hrs, 36m Pommier Aluminium Booms, 6000ltr Tank, TopCon X30 Screen and Reciever.

2014, Approx.4900hrs, Comfort pack, 16 idler weights, 5 spool valves, Deluxe vrs leather seat, 30” ext ag tracks 60%,

2016, 2300hrs, 30” Extreme Ag Tracks @ 65%, Guidance Ready, Comfort Pack, Weights: 22 x Front, 16 x Idlers & 18 x Track Frame.





£78,500 +VAT

£59,500 + VAT


£87,500 +VAT


£36,500 + VAT

2001, 9040hrs, Tracks @ 35%, No Linkage


£77,500 + VAT

2014, Approx.4600hrs, 4 x Rear ESCV, Comfort Front Linkage, Cab Suspension & Front Axle Suspension.


£88,500 + VAT

2017, 1050hrs, Twin Trac and Quick Steer, Front and Cab Suspension, Air Brakes, F/ Linkage, 1 F/Spool, Forestry Fuel Tank, Steel Underside.

2016, Approx.3220hrs, Front Linkage, Air Brakes, 50k, Multipad Joystick, Electric Mirrors, Topcon ISO RTK Kit, Weights NOT Included.

2013, Approx.3000hrs, Front Linkage, Datatronic, Guidance Ready, Full Suspension 150l/Min Hyd Flow , 4 Spools

67 Plate, Approx. 640hrs, F/ Linkage, F/PTO, Front and OptiRide Cab Suspension, Air Brakes, Multi controller on Armrest, Guidance Ready






£39,500 + VAT

2010, Approx. 5062hrs, Cab & Axle Suspension, 4ton Ft Linkage, PTO and 2 services, Datatronic 3 Isobus guidance Ready, 2 elec & 2 mech.

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East Anglia’s first choice for new & used tractors £1 16 ,00 0

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Valtra T194D 2017 2652 good cond 21047265

Fendt 828 S4 Vario 2016 4260hrs exc cond 51046161

£6 6,0 00

Fendt 724 S4 Vario 2016 4750hrs vgc 31046550

£7 4,0 00

£8 7,5 00 Valtra T254V ex-demo 937hrs vgc 31043935

Fendt 516 2017 1700hrs 51047487

MF 7718 Dyna 6 2016 1800hrs vgc 31046969

MF 7726 Dyna 6 2015 2200hrs vgc 51047438

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Fendt 828 S4 Vario 2018 1394hrs vgc 41047448

Fendt 828 2014 4000hrs vgc 31047266

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CALL US TODAY Thame, Oxfordshire

01844 277699

Hungerford, Berkshire

01488 649150

Telehandler Tyres

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Duraforce Utility 460/70R24

R8000 Utility 460/70R24


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XMCL 460/70R24


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Hinckley, Leicestershire

01455 638970


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Midhurst, West Sussex

01730 819989

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Joskin Modulo 2

2010 Kverneland LB85

Slurry Tanker

FARM shop equipment – serve-over counter, 6' wide; display cabinets, 4' wide & 6' wide. G Hubert Tel 07747 625725/01206 825881 (Essex)

Contact Matt 07852 532977


6f hyd vari, 1000 acres from new Tel : 01493 750999

The MASCHIO plough range is now available from Writtle Farm Machinery. Please call for more information or to arrange a demo.

LEMKEN DL plough parts, as photo. £225. M Wheeler Tel 07808 200404/01892 722532 (Kent)




07748 004794 01245 442224(T)

USED & REBUILT • Swift Lift EURO 200x Elevator 600mm x 19m c/w thrower • Tong Peal barrel washer 1200mm x 3m barrel with booster bar & shaped tank, 15tph • Tong 3B Bulker c/w adjustable coils, pre-picking belt, screen & roller inspection table • Downs Centre Pivot Box Tipper 3 phase • New Oldenhuis & Prinsen Palletiser • Herbert Dry Brusher 900mm wide with picking table • Herbert Box Filler modern type • 3m V-Track Conveyor c/w stitcher & automater • Tong No20 Bulk Hopper with high sides • New Tong Midi Box Fillers with doorstop belt & variable speed available from stock UK agents for Pro-Pak weighing equipment, Oldenhuis & Prinsen & Symach palletisers


RE 37-65181



Tel: 01280 705202 Fax: 01280 704163 Email:

Field Farm, Charlton Road, Evenley, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5GH



Kverneland Underhaug 2600 potato harvester




01787 248049

2007 Overum Excelsior CX 4f reversible plough, rear discs, hyd front furrow, hyd press arm, rear depth wheel, covered less than 500 acres since new, excellent condition. £5,950. J Bambridge Tel 07584 420355 (Norfolk)

fumigation & pest control for grain storage

RITCHIE galvanised muck scraper. Terry, Saffron Walden. J Staight Tel 07761 631549/07831 277076 (Essex) BAMFORD manure spreader, good tyres, trailed. £200 ono. M Andrew Tel 07903 442568/01780 720394 (Lincs)

07970 749482

£5,000 ono+VAT

ready to work, used 2018 trouble free, 1998/1999, owned from almost new, averaged 40 acres/yr, main & second web, Dahlman & haulm rollers all gc, spare parts available, good genuine machine well maintained

07803 765440

01353 740666

WANTED FOR EXPORT By Teo Marian Teodorczyk

• Screen & lift roller graders • Hopper cleaners, brushes, elevators, tank weighers, box & big bag fillers/tippers, etc • Onion toppers & windrowers • Vegetable transplanters, drills, top lifters, toppers, etc • Grimme DL1500 harvesters • Hook tine cultivators Call Lukasz on

07512 821421 or visit our website

Herbert & Sons nick@herbert&



REDROCK 1800L galvanised slurry tanker, twin axle with low ground pressure tyres, top fill, low spread pattern. excellent condition. £3,500. M Carr Tel 07814 357081 (Hereford)



COMMAND BUNNINGS 105 muck spreader, little used due to de-stocking of livestock, more photos available on request. C Appleton Tel 07823 402151/07771 626230 (Suffolk)

POWERTRAC chisel plough, 10 leg, depth wheels, vgc. £1,950+VAT. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs)


STERLING Eccles Amethyst 4/5 berth caravan, single axle, 2004, dry, ready to go with all the contents, remote mover, awnings. £6,500 ono. F Fisher Tel 07985 566937 (Lincs) HYDRAULIC ram, approx 35" long. D Miles Tel 07789 518924/01379 783216 (Suffolk)

2014 Kverneland LO85 7 furrow plough, tungsten metal throughout,. Cat 3/4 linkage. POA. M Houldcroft Tel 07496 387714 (Rutland)




Please call Nick Herbert

LENIENT 4/3 furrow plough, in very good condition, metal 50%, genuine reason for sale. £1,550. R Squair Tel 07900 411073 (Fife)

07791 131911



£12,000 36-65661



BERKEL vintage hand cranked bacon & cooked meat slicer, in good working order, c/w separate cooked meat attachment. £1,000+VAT. A Dockerill Tel 01223 835029 (Cambs)

2016, 14000L, turbo fill c/w multi action 6.02m trailing shoe injector, choice of 2

DEPTH wheel, suitable for Overum CX 4-5-6 furrow ploughs, as new, near Billericay. £350+VAT. P Buckenham Tel 07770 797846 (Essex)


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PLOUGHS 2014 Kverneland LD85-300 6 furrow plough, good condition, c/w No28 mouldboards, skimmers & rear discs. £11,750+VAT. H Saunders Tel 07748140502 (Beds) RANSOMES HD 5 furrow reversible plough, 3+1+1 (300 Series plough). £750+VAT. D Freeman Tel 07506 429614 (Essex)

RANSOMES TSR 300 plough ram. £100. M Wheeler Tel 07808 200404/01892 722532 (Kent)

REEKIE bed tiller, 2008, 3.8m twin bed ridging hood, hook tine cultivator, tines good, used this season, twin drive. £3,200. D England Tel 07850 864717 (Cambs)

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Thames Valley Machinery


07764 835562

LAXTON FARM MACHINERY Machinery sales and export

combine c/w 625R 25’ header, trolley, chopper, 2100 drum hrs, excellent condition

1998 Househam Knight Challenger Sprint s/p sprayer c/w 2500L tank, RDS Delta rate controller, 24m, 2 sets wheels, 6200hrs, good, tidy genuine



2007 Dowdeswell MA110 5f

reversible plough, c/w DD bodies, adj furrow width, skims & depth wheel, in super condition

2005 Vaderstad Rapid RDA600S

6m seed drill, c/w system disc, staggered wheels, drill filler, pre-em markers, in good condition 65746

ONE OF THE UK’s PREMIER FARM MACHINERY REGISTERS Please contact Mike for more information on these and many other machines


McHale 998 H/S – £34,500+VAT

McHale Fusion 3 – £53,500+VAT

2010 Kuhn FC303GC new conditioner & tyres – £8,500+VAT

Shop soiled Wolagri 770 tedder – £6,300+VAT

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telehandler, c/w 6 speed transmission, 40kph, 145hp, air con, 7700hrs, good condition

£6,500 TELEPHONE 07790 023538 • PX & EXPORT WELCOME

Autopower, 50kph, elec spools, air, autotrac ready, 650x38 rear & 600x30 fronts, 3465hrs, exc cond


2010 JCB 541-70 Agri Xtra

£6,950 2010 Claas Disco 3100 TC AS centre pivot 3m disc mo/co, centre pull, superbly manoeuvrable, quick release blades, metal blade adj conditioner, bed pressure adj smooth running high output

2015 John Deere 6215R 4wd tractor


£3,950 Michelin AxioBib 650/85R38 tyres (pair of), 100% take-offs

£3,500 Mitas SFT 800/70R32 tyres (pair of), 100% take-offs

2005 John Deere 9780i CTS Hillmaster II


£37,500 2014 Claas Arion 640 50k 177hp, 6 speed powershift, LS hydraulics, front suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, air, 540X65R28 650X65R38 5800hrs

£18,950 Zetor Forterra 12441 2009, 120hp, 4wd, air con, Euro8 loader, 2570hrs, 3 DA spools


£84,500 2015 Claas Axion 950 50k 410hp, CVT, RTK GPS steering, 900 rears, front linkage, wheel weights, 4250hrs

Abingdon • Oxon

For more information call

Bale Baron UK on 01403 887720 Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1DF May 2019 191

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Kuhn 2018 153 5 furrow slatted bodies EX DEMO

£1 5, 75 0

Fax: 01767 677451 Fax: 01536 373392

£1 4, 75 0 Bomford Kestral EVO S 5.7m NEW

Laumetris trailer full specification EX HIRE

Kuhn 6m Optimer EX DEMO


A PO Kuhn 6m Megant tine drill EX DEMO

Kuhn Prolander 6m EX DEMO

01767 677316 01536 373238

£3 3, 89 2

Case IH 742 FarmLift EX DEMO

£2 3, 84 9

Kuhn VKM 305 shredder

Abbotsley Brigstock

£6 6, 25 0


A PO Case Maxxum 125

£1 5, 35 5

Case Puma 240 EX DEMO

Please visit our website to view our full range of new and used machinery available email:


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AMAZONE ZAM ULTRA PROFIS HYDRO £4,950 2008, on the move weighing, hopper cover, hydraulic drive, Amatron + box, joystick control, road lighting


£4,495 2012, R24 -36s hr veins, weigh cell spreader, RDS vision box


CHALLENGER ROGATOR RG635 £76,500 2011, 2,800hrs, 16-30m Chafer twin fold steel booms, 3500L tank, quad nozzles, adjustable, GPS 10 section shut off ZZ1724

Tim Smith

£25,000 2012, pneumatic suspension, 4000L tank, steering axle, quin bodies, RDS Delta controller, 28m 2 fold booms ZZ1723

01529 303093 07730 780510

KEITH RENNIE MACHINERY EX 2200 TREND £475 2000, fertiliser spreader



Tel: Mob: E-mail:


£65,000 2011, 6798hrs Deutz engine, Agleader GPS auto shut off, GPS steering, 5 section auto shutoff



£8,500 2000, 3800L, laser recirculation, triplet nozzles, 6 cyl AR pump, steering drawbar, RDS rate controller KN0006


£138,000 2015, 12/24/32m Pommier boom, quin nozzles, auto shut off, end jets to 33m, auto height control



£16,950 2007, 12/24/32m booms, triple bodies single line, single body fert, auto height, auto shut off X20 Topcon, steering axle ZZ1729



£5,000 1999, 1100L mounted sprayer, 24m twin fold steel booms, triple nozzles, recirculation cleaning C1087


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Startin Case IH Puma 220 Powershift 50kph, front linkage, full Accuguide, 2016, 2967hrs

Startin Tractors Limited Twycross CV9 3PW Tel: 01827 880088 Case IH Puma 240 CVX front linkage 50kph trailer air brakes 19 reg, 237hrs £108,000

Case IH Puma 150 Semi Powershift 40kph low cab with suspension 19 reg low hours £59,000

Balance of Case IH 3yr/3000hr warranty 0% Case Finance*

Balance of Case IH 3yr/3000hr warranty 0% Case Finance*

Case IH 95C 2wd air con cab, pass seat, 12x12 mech shuttle, 540/1000 PTO, 68 reg, 247hrs balance of Case IH warranty

Case IH JX90 Case IH Maxxum 145 4wd, 60 reg, genuine 310hrs, air con MultiController cab, 540/1000 PTO,16.9x34 tyres, f/linkage & PTO, trailer air brakes, 90% one owner good Michelin tyres, 2017, 3200hrs

New Holland T6.175 40kph, 2015, 2200hrs, excellent condition

JCB TM320 telescopic pin & cone, hydraulic latching c/w pallet forks

JCB 535-95 telescopic 2014, pallet tines 3.5 ton & 9.5m lift height

Challenger MT765 2005, 6257hrs, rear hitch & PTO, 4 hydraulic valves, front weights

JCB TM270 pivot steer telescopic forklift pin & cone, pallet tines, excellent condition

JCB 533-105 telescopic with stabiliser legs, 10.5m lift height, 2011, Q fit carriage

Case IH Rowtrac 380 CVX f/linkage, axle & cab suspension, 2016, 2340hrs, 5 hydraulic valves

Case IH Quadtrac 450 2014, 7000hrs, rear linkage & PTO, 30” tracks

JCB 524-50 telescopic c/w pallet forks, 1350hrs, good tyres

Manitou MT625 telescopic 2012, 620hrs, pallet forks, compact dimensions

Weidemann 2080 pivot steer loader air con cab, 2015, only 176hrs 2yr/2000hr warranty

Weidemann 4270 pivot steer telescopic pin & cone c/w pallet tines, 2013, 4136hrs

NEW Weidemann T4080 pivot steer telescopic pin & cone headstock, 102hp engine 3yr/3000 hr warranty

Weidemann T5080 pivot steer telescopic 2015, 3762hrs, hydraulic locking pin & cone headstock

NEW Amazone KE3000 3m Super power harrow, levelling board, packer roller

TB Thompson dump trailer c/w rear door

JCB 541-70 Agri Super 2011, 5746hrs, hyd latching Q-fit carriage, air conditioned cab, trailer hitch

NEW Amazone 6m hydraulic folding power harrow c/w levelling boards, 500mm packer roller, oil cooler

Ask about Amazone low interest finance*

John Deere 6630 TLS PowerQuad front linkage, 2010, 5360hrs

Ask about Amazone low interest finance*


Armstrong Holmes tipping dump trailer

Opico Micro Pro 12m manual fold air seeder hydraulic fan, radar, 2015

Case IH Farmlift 735 telescopic 3.5t & 7m lift, Smoothride, 19 reg, 110hrs, air con cab, 120hp. Case IH 3yr/2000hr Warranty, Case subsidised finance scheme available* £62,000

Case IH Puma 150 + Case LRZ150 loader f/linkage, 2019, low hrs, Case 0% Finance* Balance of Case IH 3yr/3000hr warranty

NEW Amazone ZA-TS 3200 Super Profis Hydro fert spreader ISOBUS, Amatron 3, hopper cover, border limiter

Herbst 10t low loader 2017, chequerplate floor with professional ply board cover, side tool box, hydraulic brakes, ramps

NEW Richard Western SF16HS silage trailer sprung drawbar, 10 stud commercial axles

JCB JS130 excavator 2014, approx 4200hrs, working at the moment, quick hitch & buckets

Weidemann T4512 telescopic compact dimensions, weighs 2700kg, lifts to 4.5m 1200kg. 2013, 510hrs

Weidemann 5522 industrial telescopic forklift 5.5m & 2200kg 2yr/2000hr warranty £39,750

Valtra T151 Suspension 2011, 6918hrs, 600/65x38 Michelin tyres

Check our website for up to date list & photos:


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Case IH Luxxum 120 PowerShuttle 40kph, 4 speed PTO, push-out hitch

All prices + VAT

* Finance offered subject to terms & conditions

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Tractor & Combine Controls

GRIMME GT170M harvester, 2006, double multi-sep, wheel drive, windrower, very good condition, picking table also available. £24,000. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

Material Handler Joysticks & SLI's



Grain & Precision Drills

FOUR row Faun potato planter, slides to various widths, used this season, good condition. POA. T Noble Tel 07816 477293 (Cambs)

Balers & Wrappers Mowers & Foragers Sprayers & Fertiliser Spreaders Diet Feeder Weighing Systems

TILLSO Ultralite low disturbance legs, all with the sabre point & Ultralite wings, tungsten/hard facing on all wearing parts leading edges, 18 complete legs, mix of new & nearly new, will sell individually or any quantity. Offers. A Ward Tel 07850 132189 (Lincs)

David King Electronics

Tel: 01789 731365

FORD remanufactured tractor engines, exchange 3, 4 and 6 cylinder, Dyno tested, 12 months warranty, tel 01489 896626

PACEPACKER F1 Palletiser, high output, precise stacking, reliable machine. £23,000+VAT ono. S Oliver Tel 07979 705250 (Lincs)

Tel: 028 9127 5913 Email:

USED MACHINERY Herbert 4ft Grader Hopper stars & sizer, picking belt, as is or rebuilt Herbert 8ft Receiving Hopper with coils, evolution & grading module as an option as is or rebuilt

Evolution Cleaner and screen module 8ft, inc all hydraulic pumps, screens & waste belts Manter SAB Sewing System

TITAN Palletising System GRIMME Allrounder 2 row potato harvester, c/w 3 way air weigher & bagger, stored dry, vgc. K Hodgson Tel 07721 562849/01507 568329 (Lincs)

FENDT early 700 Series parts – various filters, some exhaust parts, flashing lights, etc. W Taylor Tel 07795 183054 (Dorset)


STANDEN Pearson T2 potato harvester, 2009, low acreage, tidy machine. £38,000+VAT ono. S Oliver Tel 07979 705250 (Lincs)

QUALITY FLAILS To suit most flail mowers and hedge cutters at competitive prices

PRECISION FARMING TEEJET Centerline 220 guidance system with ram mount, hardly used. A DennisJones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants)

Tel: 01427 718561 Fax: 01427 718016


E-mail: Website:


01354 638222

The Specialist Sprayer


2016 Agribuggy A280 2200hrs fully serviced Tank 2700L 12/24m aluminum boom Teejet Field-pilot auto steer with 9 section GPS auto section control 9.5X44 Rowcrops 560/60R22.5 floatation wheels GM-R 4000 24m Ex 2018 show model McConneL (Kelland’s) Multidrive 6195 with Bredal K85 spreader 2012 two sets wheels McConneL (Kelland’s) Multidrive 6195 4000L 24m GM-R Fieldcruiser FR-30-180i 3000L 24m two sets wheels GPS Auto GEM 1000L 20m Diamond 1996 NSTS Househam Chafer 3000 24m 1995 two sets wheels good all round .................... £9,500 to clear ck today Order your new Knapsa 12, 16 & 20L models


on farm or at our test centre, all makes

More sprayers on our website: All offered subject to remaining unsold

Marek Technical Support: 07496 294201 Sue Admin: 01449 736300


Manter 25/6 Weigher

GM-R SprayerspanLtdy

Graham Mitchell-Rowlands 07860 618903 01449 737482

WIND turbine Proven (WT2500) 2.5kW system, including an Outback inverter/charger & Mate system controller & display, mast (21') & winch, installation & programming manuals, does not include batteries, buyer dismantles & transports. £2,750. J Elton Tel 07827 817471 (Lincs)

Also flail mowers for tractors and excavators from 15 to 200HP (Flails direct is a division of Engineering and Hire Ltd)

Holly Bush Farm, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DP For your new self-propelled, trailed or mounted crop sprayer, to go

SIMBA Flatliner parts, 13 new points, 5 slightly worn points & 7 shins. £325+VAT. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs)

JCB 444 engines, new old stock Tier 2, 3 & 4, extensive stock, www., tel 01489 896626

SPRAYERS SANDS sprayer, for spares. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincs)

Flat Pack Man Portable Storage Containers Chemical Storage & Modular Offices

SAM 2500L sprayer, 1996, 12/18/24m booms, rinse tank, induction hopper, foam markers, air con needs recharging, air pam rate controller, twin spray lines, 2 sets of wheels 12.4x32/48x25, NSTS tested 5/7/18, good working order for year. J McLeod Tel 01692 580263 (Norfolk) CHAFER 2000L 24m demount sprayer to fit JCB Fastrac, c/w twin lines for liquid fertiliser application, with lots of spare nozzles, good condition. £1,250+VAT. N Gaunt Tel 07999 855169 (Derbys)

2x2m* galvanised £950+VAT 2x2m* chemical storage £1,900+VAT * other sizes available

JOHN Deere 40 Series tractor metal toolbox, in good condition, includes fixing pin. £15. T Manning Tel 07812 525703 (Beds)



TWO plough landslides, believed to be Ransomes, in SKH branded wrapping, stamped with part no: 502, found in old storage shed, unused, with fixings included. £10. T Manning Tel 07812 525703 (Beds)


POTATO conveyor & elevators, including Downs Skyscraper & Record with slewing extension. C Blaxell Tel 07768 171979 (Norfolk)


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PERKINS engines, new & reman full, long & short, 3, 4 & 6 cylinder turbo & non turbo, to fit JCB, Manitou, Matbro, MF, etc. www., tel 01489 896626




Swineshead, Lincs

01205 821313|07769 353826

KNIGHT mounted Laser sprayer, 1999, 24m, boom recirculation, tested Oct 2018, 4 section shut off, manual spraying only, no auto pressure/speed. £4,800+VAT. E Pridgeon & Son Tel 07775 515368/01507 450241 (Lincs)

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“Anything Agricultural” 2007 NH CX8060 SL straw chopper, 800/65/R32 & 500/85R24, 20’ Varifeed header & trailer, engine hrs 1,595 & threshing hrs 1,302

2011 NH CSX7080 20’ Varifeed header, c/w 2 knives, 710 tyres, straw chopper & chaff spreader, hrs 1,146

Demo 2018 NH T7.315 Auto Command, 50kph, Intellisteer, 650/60R34 & 710/75R42 Michelin, 0% finance & warranty, Blue power, weight block not included, hrs 87

2015 NH CR9080 Elevation 24” tracks, chopper & chaff spreader, Smart Steer, 30’ Varifeed with trolley & side knives, engine hrs 1,176 & threshing hrs 984

2018 NH T7.260 Auto Command 50kph f/link, 2 mid & 4 r/spools, hi cap hyd pump, c/control, e/mirrors, LEDs, 600/65R28 & 650/75R38 Trelleborg, Intellisteer guidance, 0% finance & warranty, hrs 534

New Maschio DMR 3m power harrow, c/w packer roller

New Richard Western SF16HS trailer, tyres 560/60R22.5, roll over sheet, arched front window, air & hydraulic brakes, (14/16/18t in stock)

New Marshall slurry tanker tyres 550-60x22.5

2015 BAILEY 20T BEETEAPER air brakes, road tyres, arch window, sprung drawbar

2013 BAILEY 10T 26’ LONG BALE/PALLET TRAILER super singles

MANITOU MASTED FORKLIFT free lift, side shift, cab

SET OF 4 NEW MICHELIN CARGOXBIB heavy duty 560/60x22.5 floatation tyres on 10 stud rims


2015 BAILEY TB16 SILAGE TRAILER air brakes, arch window, 560/60x22.5 flotation wheels

3000 GALLON VACUUM TANKER 10 stud axles, air & oil brakes, hyd drive pump, full door

2002 NEW HOLLAND TS90 2WD TRACTOR air con, 2 spools


2004 WEAVING 6M MOUNTED TINE COULTER DRILL eradicators, PEM, following harrow

1992 MANITOU MANIREACH 2600 TURBO 9735hrs, tyres 40%, bucket not included

2014 JD 6170R TRACTOR TLS, 50K, autotrac ready, Starfire 3000, touch screen Command centre, 650x42 & 540x30

2008 KUBOTA L3540 4WD TRACTOR manual shuttle, 1600hrs, Kubota LA514 loader & bucket

NEW BAILEY PEOPLE CARRIER weather cover, disabled access

1997 MASSEY FERGUSON 565 TRACTOR good runner, fitted Fleming transport box

0% FINANCE available on selected items • Finance is subject to Terms & Conditions

Contact Charles Moorman Office 01777 870111 or email us at:


07970 805351

MILESTONE SPRAYERS Protecting Your Crops And The Environment

07850 144244 (mobile 24hrs) •

Case TS2600L 12/24m, RDS rate control, multi trak drawbar v clean & tidy, all usual Case extras


Case SP3000 3000L ind fold from 12m to 24m, ind boom inclination, 2 sets super wheels, serviced & ready


2001 Kellands Agribuggy 2000 2000L, 24m, TeeJet GPS c/w auto section, 5 sections, 2 sets wheels


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2018 NH CR7.90 25’ Varifeed header & trailer, 900 tyres, engine hrs 157 & threshing hrs 124, 0% Finance

1990 MF 34 COMBINE 2011 MASSEY FERGUSON 5460 1999 NEW HOLLAND LM430 16’ Powerflow table, trolley, straw DYNA-4 7M HANDLER chopper 40k, air brakes, cab suspension, MF 5450hrs, air con, tyres 95%, hitch, 945 loader, joystick, softride boom services

Knight Anglia 3000L 24m 12/24m boom, LH Agro rate control, Smart trak d/bar, field/ road mode & steering, amazing original cond POA

Case TS3000L 20/21m boom, boom recirc system, new RDS Delta 34i rate control, multi trak d/bar, 1 owner farm POA

Case TS3000L 12/24m rewired from front to back, brand new 6cyl Bertolini pump, multi trak drawbar POA KUHN HR4001 4M POWER HARROW packer roller, good tines, fitted Accord air drill, harrow

2014 MF 7620 DYNA-6 TRACTOR front & cab suspension, 50kph, air brakes, good tyres

2005 GRIFFITHS GHS140 14T TRAILER hyd door, sprung drawbar, chute, good tyres

SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE PICTURES & OTHER STOCK 2008 Knight mounted 1200L 20/21m air shut off, plain simple sprayer, minimal electrics, one owner, immaculate POA

Knight ES2500L 12/24m Proper 12/24m boom, self trak d/bar, total refurbished 4yrs ago, new TeeJet 844 rate controller


Amazone UF 1200 20/21m c/w Muller control, 1200L tank, elec boom tilt, triplet nozzles 6cyl Comet pump, serviced, rinse tank, wheel kit, 1 owner, v tidy POA

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Main Amazone dealers for Suffolk

offset 2.7m £2,750+VAT


Deutz 7250 Black Warrior

4wd, 250hp tractor, trailer air brakes, air cab suspension, air conditioning, front linkage, low hours, top condition POA


LK SH See us at the SUFFO Yellow 30 No 29 & 30 May – Stand We are main dealers for

sprayers, spreaders, drills & cultivation Genuine JCB Service and Parts available

We are now members of the National Testing Scheme and can test your sprayers and granular applicators

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KUHN VKM280 GRIFFITHS GRAIN TRAILER heavy duty flail mower 14t, hyd tailgate, full spec – 2013, hyd offset, demo commercial axles condition £4,750 £9,750

CLAAS DISCO 3050 PLUS VICON FANEX 604 HONDA FOREMAN QUAD MOWER 2013, mount mower, mounted 6 star hyd folding 6000km 450hrs new tyres 1000 input speed PTO, vgc rotary tedder, 2013, v little use, excellent condition £5,250 excellent condition £6,000 £5,250

Pakenham Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 2JS

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MAZDA 2500 4X4 PICKUP TRUCK 2006, 68500mls, excellent condition, Ifor Williams back £5,450

2018 • EX DEMO COND PROFORGE MAXTILLA 6m VICON GREENLAND DUPLO h/d cultivator, hyd fldg crumbler 600 POWER HARROW roller, harrow & h/d springtine, hyd folding, 1996, 6m 2018, ex demo cond £8,750 £5,950

Selling 2nd

IFOR WILLIAMS GD85 PLANT TRAILER refurbished, new floor, excellent condition £1,450

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New McCormick X2.20 turf or ag tyres, 44hp FWD, Rops, front weights 2yrs 0% finance ...............................from £17,000

June 2018 McCormick X6-430 & MC100 loader 121hp boosts to 130, 4wd, luxury a/c cab ...£57,295

New NC 1850-14 14t I Series grain trailer dual air/hyd brakes, load sensing, r/over sheet, 560x60x22.5 tyres, hyd taildoor, g/chute & s/d/bar, Hardox floor .. £18,900

McCormick X8 available for demo now up to 310hp

McCormick X7-600 T4i 165hp boosts to 175hp, 2014, 3100hrs, 50kph, f/linkage & PTO, creep speed ................................................... POA

Pegoraro 3m power harrow packer roller, adjustable clod board, tine wheel eradicators.................................................£9,500

New NC 16t tandem axle beaver tail with sprung ramps, plant low loader, hyd brakes & sprung drawbar ...................................................£10,450

Ovlac FF 4+1 plough hydraulic furrow width, hydraulic front furrow, rear disc & depth wheel..............................£17,845.20

OTHER MACHINERY McCormick X7-660 Efficient ex hire, 50kph, creep speed, air brakes, from 288hrs ........... £69,500 Pegoraro D3000 3m p/harrow, h/d, packer roller, eradicator tines, slip clutch, PTO ............. £9,500 Pegoraro D4000 4m p/harrow h/d, split packer roller, eradicator tines, slip clutch, PTO .... £10,500 Tomlin 4’, 5’, 6’ & 8’ mowers........................................................................................ from £875 3t tipping trailer ........................................................................................................... from £490 New Ovlac 3m chisel cultivator .......................................................................................... £5,500

Carlton Farm, Cattle Dyke, Gorefield, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4NR

Bomford Bandit 2.5m flail mower, new flails, good working order ....................................... £1,400 McCormick X7-600 T4i 165hp boosts to 175hp, 2014, 3100hrs, 50kph, f/linkage & PTO, creep speed ........................................................................................................................... POA Pegoraro 5m folding p/harrow, packer roller eradicator tines, slip clutch, PTO................... £21,500 Downing 2.5m spring tine paddock harrow ........................................................................ £1,295 2 x 6’ finishing mowers ......................................................................................prices from £575


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Teagle Topper 8

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Less waste means more money...

Protect the quality and value of your straw in all weathers with a PROSTRAW STACK SHEET. H&S Approved mechanical fitting available. From £1,595


Straw Procurement

Hay and Straw Wanted and For Sale Hay, Wheat, Barley, Oat and Rape Prompt collection off field or barn stored. Any size bale of rape, wheat and barley straw purchased directly off the field at harvest and all year round – prompt payment. Please call to discuss

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The Parkland Agro-Master Bale Accumulator is an efficient way to reduce fuel, labour and machinery costs whilst minimising compaction with a controlled traffic system

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Email • Website Office 01787 211701 Luke 07915 669007

NEW HOLLAND T6.150 4WD TRACTOR VOLVO L25B LOADING SHOVEL CLAAS LEXION 530 MONTANA COMBINE JCB 527-58 AGRI PLUS TELEHANDLER RENAULT ARES 630RZ 4WD TRACTOR 2015, 3710hrs, 2003, 4872hrs HARVESTER V660 header, 2009, 1860 2018, 280hrs, 2001, 7772hrs, 50K Electro Command ..............£37,500 .................................................£17,750 engine hrs, 1460 drum hrs .............. POA JCB warranty until Feb 2020......£48,500 Mailleux MX120 loader ..............£18,500

EASTERBY 12T HYD TIP GRAIN TRAILER RICHARD WESTERN SF14 14T HYD TIP AS MARSTON LYNX 14T HYD TIP MARSHALL 25’ FLATBED TRAILER STEWART GX18-23S 18T HYD TIP 2017, unused, sprung drawbar, air & hyd TRAILER 2011, sprung drawbar, sprung drawbar GRAIN TRAILER 2013, 10 stud comm TRAILER sprung drawbar...........................£5,950 brakes, 10 stud commercial axles.£9,000 rollover sheet ............................£15,750 ...................................................£5,750 axles, flotation tyres, sprung d/bar ... POA


KUHN TB211 HYD OFFSET FLAIL SAM SANDS SLC 3000L 24M SPRAYER MAJOR 800SM FULLY OFFSET ROTARY RECO SULKY DPX EXPERT TWIN DISC RECO FERRI TL200 HYD OFFSET 2M MOWER row crop & flotation tyres, 2003, TOPPER FERTILISER SPREADER Tribord headland VERGE MOWER fully serviced ..............................£5,000 7600hrs ....................................£20,000 2009, choice 5 others available ...£2,250 system, Ultron control unit ..........£2,250 choice 3 others available .............£3,250

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2004 Househam Airide 2000, 6160hrs, 12/24m boom, triple nozzle holders, tank rinse, 2/4ws, two sets of wheels, can be seen working. R Waddelow Tel 07973 615772 (Cambs)

Galvanised roofing sheets, box profile and corrugated


Delivery service

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Contacts: Robert Webb: 07860 801322 Anthony Williams: 07711 947189 Phil Ramsey: 07934 799628 Andy Gemmill: 07802 336880

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01953 450279 Norfolk LANDQUIP 24m mounted sprayer, 1000L, alu booms with triple nozzle bodies, 4 section control, induction bowl, clean water & hand wash tanks, in good working order, but in need of an MOT. G Bicknell Tel 07702 541561 (Suffolk)


KUHN Aero 2224 spreader, 2001 model with Quantron controls, Avadex & fertiliser rollers, good condition for its age. £5,100+VAT. P Lee Tel 07768 128682 (Norfolk)

Horstine TMA4 12m

ROTOWIPER weedwiper, one of the later models with spray tank, just needs dusting off, not done much work, Leominster. £10,750. E Powell Tel 07831 541937 (Herts)




electric metering, PTO fan, hyd folding booms, Horstine Wizard controller

CHAFER 24m sprayer booms, taken off trailed machine; also Spraymatic control box. £250. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs)


NSTS FARM TESTING Knapsack Sprayers now in stock

TEL/FAX: 01284 724455

ALLMAN 600L 12m sprayer, manual fold, 3 section, new pump last year, good working order. £550. I Watts Tel 07774 640882 (Worcs)

BATEMAN RB26, 2008, 30m boom variable geometry, 3000L tank, clean water tank, 2 sets of wheels. 5942hrs, twin spray lines, triplet body nozzles, accurate system for liquid fertiliser application, Trimble FMX, RTK auto steer, auto section shut off. K Parrish & Son Tel 07711 089687/01462 813965 (Beds)




01284 810751 07768 353910 BARLEY straw, in barn, small bales. £1.50/bale. S Wharton Tel 07901 552443/01379 676296 (Norfolk)

Good quality round & small bale hay Mini Hesston wheat straw available Also round bale haylage & barley straw always available Call us for a good deal


BATEMAN RB25, 2003, 7900hrs, twin spray lines, chassis rebuild at 7000h, 2 sets of wheels, excellent condition, please telephone for more details & photos. G Rawlins Tel 07887 661929 (Wilts)



Tel: 01279 812727


KUHN Aero 2224 24m boom spreader, very good condition, hopper extension, Avadex rollers, Quantron controls, over £1,000 of spares with it. £6,000 VAT ovno. E Elsden Tel 07900 365595 (Suffolk)


OCT 2017 GS6000, 6000L, 3" plumbing, 1100L/min pump, 30/24m, extra level sensors for 24m work & beds, Grote boom lighting, lamp washers, air cleaning system, Scharmuller hitch, 650/85-R38, only 800ha covered (approx 4 days work). R Covey Tel 07727 476523 (Cambs)

P J Reed

HOUSEHAM AR2500, 24m, 2003, 5800hrs, 2 sets wheels, owner operator, very tidy. £26,250+VAT. J Kilby Tel 07713 086755 (N Yorks)


07971 930545

LELY Supabowl spreader, twin disc, 24m, 2400kg capacity, extension sides, lights, calibration kit, headland tilt ram, shed stored. £500+VAT. D Freeman Tel 07506 429614 (Essex) KUHN Aero spreader (2) for spares or repair, one very good – just needs a new hydraulic pump. Offers. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk) KRM Bredal B6 fertiliser spreader, floatation & tramline tyres, very good condition throughout. Best offers please. D Eaton Tel 01386 443102 (Worcs)



Contact Richard Dix

Sprayer Specialist in the Eastern & Southern Counties New and used sprayers and parts stocked for: Berthoud • Househam • Chafer and most other makes Hypro • Teejet • Lechler Altek • RDS • Dual Pumps Enduramaxx • Stocks Fan Jet

Posts for grain walling and silage clamps


Berthoud trailed 2000L, 12m, hydraulic booms, electric controls, vgc ........................................POA

BOSTON 01205 722 240 WISBECH 01945 461 181 BEDFORD 01525 841 923


Berthoud Force 10/18m, 4 section e/c controls, excellent condition ...............................POA

Steel Stockholders

All types of steel available new and secondhand

Sprayer Specialists in the Eastern & Southern Counties

Berthoud Tenor 5500L 40m DP Tronic, vgc, 2009, boom could be resized if required ............POA


Black Peak Farm Flint Cross, Nr Heydon Royston, Herts SG8 7PJ Tel: 07941 179164


AR400 sprayer pump, 400L/ min, ex Bateman sprayer, very good condition. £400. Blenheim Agri Services Tel 07813 764785 (Notts)




Suppliers of

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OWEN SMITH FARMING 01394 460408 07885 594143

COMBINABLE pea straw in mini Hesston bales, baled dry, stored dry, 100 bales available, payment on collection only. £17/bale. S Croft Tel 07890 722347 (E Yorks) GOOD quality bales of hay (200). G Gapp Tel 07979 495492 (Norfolk) SPRING barley straw round bales. £14/bale. K Ollett Tel 01359 270047/07879 214453 (Suffolk)



Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd



SANDS sprayer, on Case unit, 12m, all good tyres, runs well, very tidy but needs hyd pump drive repair. £850+VAT. C Harrison Tel 07775 696190 (Cambs)





Call Andrew Lloyd

07787 551081

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2013 Case AF9230 35’ header, Price £165,000

2014 Case AF9230 40’ header, Price £175,000

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2017 Spearhead 5000 flail mower, Price £17,000

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2010 Case STX535 7203hrs, Price £87,500

2012 Opico Giraffona 2.6m Price £4,950

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2012 Lely 320M Splendimo Price £4,250

2017 New Holland T7.260PC 1261hrs, Price £90,000

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2015 Lely 280MC mow/cond, Price £7,750

2013 New Holland T7.210AC 4774hrs, Price £53,000

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2016 New Holland T6.165 650hrs, Price £46,000

2014 Case Puma CVX230 2539hrs, Price £66,000 Ref G1166200

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2014 New Holland T4.95F 3984hrs, Price £18,000

2015 Case Puma CVX230 4444hrs, Price £62,000

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2012 Case Puma CVX160 6300hrs, Price £34,000

2014 New Holland CX8090 SL 587hrs, Price £180,000 Ref 31161934

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2015 Case Puma 185HER 4650hrs, Price £56,000

2016 New Holland CX6090 788hrs, Price £132,000

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2017 New Holland CR9.90 582hrs, Price £290,000

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2010 New Holland CR9080 2664hrs, Price £120,000

2008 Case STX535 7350hrs, Price £75,000

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For further details contact Matt Hart 01245 380311 or 07774 499962 Wayne Middleton 01245 380311 or 07836 201571 Ulting, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QH


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1,000–15,000 gal mild steel, stainless steel, bunded & glass lined




01603 870903 07860 475964

FIFTY bales of oat straw in mini Hesstons, dry, good quality, stored under cover. R Hunter Tel 01379 586205 (Suffolk) HAY meadow & rye grass mixture, in small bales or 21 packs, all very good quality. From £3.50/bale; also small wheat straw, very good, clean, bright looking. From £2/bale. Tel 07771 763063(T) QUANTITY of wheat, oat & rape straw available, in 80x70 quadrants, barn stored. A Thompson Tel 01953 860353/07884 480302 (Norfolk)

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01638 712328 Suffolk 01992 451629 Herts/Essex GALVANISED water, tank almost 11' long, 2' wide, 19" high, in good condition, with no leaks or rust. £50. S Potter Tel 07940 893034/01621 828270 (Essex)

Diesel or AdBlue




TANKS TWO Titan 2500L water tanks. ET Mason & Sons Tel 07973 877427 (Notts)



£595 01353 862044

New Kuhn £1,995 EL42 Rotavator

Fully searchable database at... working width 3’6”, 540 PTO, f ront depth wheels, mint condition

TILLAGE TACKLE KONGSKILDE 3.5m springtine harrow, c/w rotacrats. Offers. T Catchpole Tel 01508 482450 (Norfolk)


MASCHIO HM4000 power harrow, 4m working width, crumbler roller, end tow transport kit fitted, new, unused set of long blades included, spares & operator's manual, very good working order. £1,200+VAT. R Lintott Tel 07799 473374/01728 663476 (Suffolk)

01759 302279 07779 245466

MICHAEL Moore press. C Appleton Tel 07823 402151/07771 626230 (Suffolk) HOWARD Rotaspike rotavator, age unknown, recently used & in good order, fully serviced. £1,550. R Squair Tel 07900 411073 (Fife)





TELEPHONE: 01604 686216 MOBILE: 07973 265378


01636 700608 07860 637654

CAMBRIDGE roll pups (2). Offers. T Catchpole Tel 01508 482450 (Norfolk) POTTINGER Terradisc 5001, 2017, 5m, pack ring roller, demo condition. £28,500. D Harrison Tel 07771 514747 (Cambs)

MOBILE water bowser, 100 gallons. £140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

Remote tank monitoring system

od Many makes & m spares

01530 229686 or 07831 113316

KONGSKILDE Vibromaster c/w rear harrow, 5.4m, very good condition. £1,500 ono. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk) PROPANE gas tank, contact £1,800 ono. G Harfield Tel 07798 941697 (Kent)


01502 710100

Well proven design Single and twin and three legged machines available Mounted and trailed

HARROW new & used


Are buyers & sellers of



1000L water storage tank, used for drinking water & complete on heavy duty forkliftable stillage frame, with opening at top & taps on front as shown, would have been used for a festival or event, etc. £300 each, but discount for quantity. R Waters Tel 01787 222378 (Essex)

BOMFORD 3m Dyna Drive, wearing metal 90%, good working condition, ready to go straight to work. R Abbott Tel 07887 834748 (Suffolk)

COUSINS trailed K125 4m disc harrows, hydraulic folding, cutaways front 90%, rear plain, all auxiliary hydraulics & drawbar, vgc, oversize bearings, tyres excellent. £4,250+VAT. Can deliver. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)

HAYLOCK heavy duty mounted fixed tine cultivator, winged sweeper tines & up to 5 subsoiler legs, razor ring heavy scraper packer, 3 & 4m wide. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)

TWB heavy 5 pivot leg mounted cult/level lift, c/w large diameter toothed packer, easy pin hole depth adjustment.£3,500+VAT. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs) 50-65507

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BARLEY straw, conventional bales in packs of 21, 1500 for sale, made in good weather, nice straw, ring for prices & more info. Will sell smaller loads. A Miller Tel 07709 228392 (Essex)

WESSEX rotovator, suitable for 19hp+ compact tractor, 44" wide, new bearings & oil seals, does need new blades, 4pt linkage, Serial No 18146. £350 no VAT. B Whitehead Tel 01296 625529 (Herts)


DIESEL tank, 2750L. N Johnson Tel 07751 588636 (Suffolk)

STRAW & HAY (cont)

• Check liquid levels from anywhere in the world using your mobile phone • Keeps farmers informed so that they do not run out of fuel or liquid fertiliser • Helps manage stocks and buy efficiently Contact us

07870 916 888

1700L low water storage tank/ sprayer bio-filter, used for drinking water & complete on forkliftable stillage frame, with opening at top & valve as shown, also suitable for sprayer bio-filters when stacked 3 high. £250+VAT each, or £600+VAT for 3. R Waters Tel 01787 222378 (Essex)

SIMBA DD Lite roller, 3.6m, good condition. £950+VAT. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs) HEVA 12m rolls, Saturn system, 22” breaker rings, equipped with Stocks applicator, very good condition. POA. M Houldcroft Tel 07496 387714 (Rutland)

CONCEPT 4m Speed Till, 2 rows pigtail tines & packer roller, then another 2 rows of tines & second packer. £1,650+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

SIMBA Unipress 6.6m, folding wing, 2011, Proactive tines. rings, tines & scrapers in v good condition, no cracks or repairs on the frame, please call with any questions. A Hunt Tel 07771 507261 (Norfolk)

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New Holland T7.190 2018, Power Command, 50KPH, 1009 Hrs


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Case Maxxum 150 Multi Controller

New Holland Boomer 3050



66 Reg, 1480 Hrs, 50KPH, Air Brakes, Quicke Q55 Loader

65 Reg, 661 Hrs, Cab, Air Con, Easy Drive, Weights


07768 171085 March • Cambs

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New & Ex Demo Machinery 0% Finance Pottinger 6030T Synkro, stubble cultivator, 2012, ex demo .........................POA Pottinger 3030, Synkro stubble cultivator, 3m, mixing discs, pack ring roller ...........................................................................................POA

Pottinger Terradisc 3001, 3m, pack ring roller .............................................POA Pottinger FoxD, 4m, pack ring roller ............................................................POA New INO MKS 2.25m verge mower, hammer flails, rear roller ................. £6,450

Used Machinery John Deere 6190R, 2013, 4100hrs, Autoquad, 40k, TLS, cab suspension, Autotrac ready ................................................................. £51,000 John Deere 6150R, 2015, 4600hrs, 50k, Autopower, TLS, cab suspension, 650/65/42, 540/65/30, very nice ..................................... £52,500 John Deere 6930, 2010, 7700hrs, 40k, Autopower, TLS, cab sus, 580/65/38 60%, 420/65/28 90% ......................................................... £34,750 John Deere 6830 standard, 2009, 4200hrs, TLS, Powerquad, 40k, 20.8x38, 16.9x28, very nice................................................................ £36,750 John Deere 6830, 2008, 8800hrs, TLS, Powerquad, 40k, front linkage & PTO ................................................................................................. £29,750 John Deere 6630 Premium, 57 reg, 3800hrs, TLS, cab suspension, D front linkage, mint condition . £35,500 SOL90%, Powerquad, 460/85/38, 420/85/24 John Deere 6330, 2011, JD 651 loader, only 2675hrs, Powerquad, 40k, air con, excellent from arable farm ............................................... £36,500 John Deere 6330, 2011, JD 651 loader, only 6800hrs, Powerquad, 40k, air con ........................................................................................ £32,500 John Deere 6330, 2011, only 3900hrs, Powerquad, 40k, TLS, air con, excellent from arable farm ................................................................... £34,500 Case MX 270, 2001, 5500hrs, powershift, 40k, air con, very tidy ........ £23,750 Case Puma 170, 2012, 5000hrs, powershift, 40k, front suspension, 650x38, 540x28, straight & tidy .......................................................... £39,250 Case Maxxum 140, 2008, 4300hrs, Multicontroller, suspension, very nice .................................................................................................... £27,500 Case MXU 135, 55 reg, 5200hrs, Quicke Q50 loader, front & cab suspension, smart outfit...................................................................... £26,500 Case MX 135, 2000, 7600hrs, front & cab suspension, 20.8x38, 16.9x28 tyres, tidy tractor ................................................................... £18,750

New Holland T7.200, 63 reg, 2825hrs, 40k, Power Command, front & cab suspension, front linkage & PTO, sidewinder, 520/85/38, 420/85/28 90%, one owner, mint ........................................................ £44,000 Ford 7610, B reg, 5600hrs H pattern gears, 16.9x38 40%, 13.6x24 40%, very original & good order ............................................................ £7,950 JCB 530-70 Agri Super, 2004, 6000hrs, Q fit headstock, full spec, from arable farm ................................................................................. £21,500 JCB 530-70 Agri Super, 2004, 6000hrs, pin & cone headstock, full spec, from arable farm ........................................................................ £22,500 Pottinger Terrasem C9, 9m drill, bout marker, pre-ems, double disc coulter ................................................................................................ £44,000 Pottinger 45s plus plough, 2013, hyd-vari width, 46w bodies, large depth wheel, as new ........................................................................... £14,500 Pottinger 4030T, 4m trailed stubble cultivator, pack ring roller............... £14,500 Pottinger 6003 Synkro, 6m folding stubble cultivator with sprung legs, wings, depth wheels.............................................................................. £9,950 Pottinger Lion 6000 6m, power harrow, 2013, pack ring roller, quick fit tines, very nice.................................................................................... £13,500 Maschio Erpice DMR 3000, 3m power harrow, quick-fit tines, packer roller ..................................................................................................... £4,500 Kuhn 4m HR4003 power harrow, 2007, maxi packer, quick-fit tines ....... £5,950 Cousins 3m Patriot, 2006, 3 leg, discs, razor ring roller ......................... £5,950 TWB 5 leg subsoiler, packer roller .......................................................... £2,950 John Deere row crop wheels, 13.6x48, 12.4x32 or 34, suit JD 6430, 6125R .................................................................................................. £2,950 John Deere 12.4x32 wheels & tyres, for JD 6430 or similar ...................... £650 Rowcrop wheels 13.6x46, 12.4x32 as new to fit Case Maxxum or similar .............................................................................................. £1,750

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New Holland T7.210

2018, Auto Command, Front Links, MM Valve, GPS Ready

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COUSINS 11’ 5 row dutch harrow, c/w crumbler roller.£400+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs) HOWARD Gem rotovator, twin cylinder. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)


Zetor 9520 tractor

TIDUE track idlers & drive roller, have been re-coated so are like new. £1,500. J Emerson Tel 07765 913757 (Lincs)


DUE IN Deutz 7250 TTV Warrior

2015 (65 plate) 263hp 4165hrs, Vario, 50k, f/links, air cab, air brakes, auto steer ready, Isobus, iMonitor, 5 spools, 650/65R42 50%, 540/65R34 25%

TR Smith Ltd

01362 668286 QUANTITY of Simba X-Press spares. W Green Tel 07973 894643 (Notts)

SUMO Trio 3, had very little use, in good condition. £9,500 ono. Seeder not included, selling separately. E Henshaw Tel 07793 462120 (Kent)

TIDUE track seal kits for drive rollers & idlers, never used, as new. £300. J Emerson Tel 07765 913757 (Lincs)


David Grundy 07879 698473


CAMOPLAST 25" Camso Ag 6500 Series tracks, to suit John Deere 8000 Series crawler, only done 150hrs, good condition. G Hitchcock Tel 07850 608249 (Suffolk)

TRACTORS 2014 McCormick X70.80 SIMBA X-Press + ST Bar, 3m, 2011, owned from new on 200ac farm, excellent barn stored condition, v good discs, last of the yellow machines, Horstine 3m seeder unit also available. £10,950+VAT. Pls message for pictures on email or Whatsapp. B Simkins Tel 07808 282929 (Beds) MCCONNEL tractor mounted grader. £200 ono. T Austin Tel 07831 295954/01223 871166 (Cambs)


JCB 1135 Fastrac, 1996, P reg, 6949hrs, c/w 2 sets of wheels 480/70/30 & 700/50/26.5, good condition, call for more details. £14,500+VAT. N Gaunt Tel 07999 855169 (Derbys)


Contact Ben Clowes of AgriHire Ltd on

07764 968206

Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES 454 Herne Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, Huntingdon, Cambs.

2017, 1400hrs, Dyna 6, 50kph, air brakes, front suspension, CCLS, front linkage


DEGENHART front linkage, taken off JD 6150, like new. £1,050+VAT. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs)



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PARMITER 8m folding harrows, good hyd ram. £140. J Abbott Tel 07946 344324 (Lincs)

DEUTZ-FAHR 6160P, 2013, 1800hrs, air brakes, front linkage, 70% tyres, owner drive. £51,000. J Warne Tel 07986 548621 (Suffolk) FORD 8200, 1983, 3600hrs since new, stored under cover, phone for pictures. J Collin Tel 07757 831206 (Northants) JOHN Deere 6150M, 2016, Autoquad, 40K, John Deere 643R loader, TLS, full JD service history, 1050hrs. POA. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds) MF600 Series front weights (10). £200. R Ambrose Tel 07710 420596/01954 260969 (Cambs)




Massey Ferguson 5711SL


3-METRE power harrow, good order. £800. L Wiles Tel 01759 318757 (E Yorks)

COUSINS rolls, 12.3m, vertical fold, well maintained, 2003, breaker rings. £6,750. F Bennett Tel 07889 132784/01371 870818 (Essex)

FENDT 412 TMS, 2010, 7200hrs, 3 speed PTO, 4 electric spools, f/ linkage, 55kph, front suspension, air cab suspension, 600/65-R38 rear tyres 60% good, 540/65-R24 front tyres 60% good, excellent condition. £38,000. D Brocksopp Tel 07974 669997 (Notts)

MF 6714S

6 cyl 6.7L 214hp max engine power, cab susp, air con, ind f/susp, 50kph, air brakes, Alliance AgriStar 365 540/65-R30 front & 365 650/65-R42 rear tyres, 3374hrs

UNIMOG U100L, low miles/hrs. £8,000 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760/01332 595807 (Derbys) CULTIVATOR, 4m mounted, hydraulic folding, pigtail tines, very strongly built, large depth wheels. £1,250 ono. R Troop Tel 07738 065384 (Notts)

JOHN Deere 6300, 1996, 2900hrs, Powerquad, air con, vgc, a tidy & genuine tractor, 340/85R24 30%, 420/85-R34 100%, 3SCV. £18,500+VAT. J Brightwell Tel 07876 484642 (Suffolk)


RANSOMES C85 single leg subsoiler. £200+VAT. D Freeman Tel 07506 429614 (Essex) KONGSKILDE Vibroflex manual fold 4m stubble cultivator, vgc, top bars straight not bent, one new depth wheel fitted plus new depth control adjuster handle, new bolts fitted where needed & extra 8 new points with 4 legs & 4 top springs. £1,100 ono. J Jordan Tel 07535 990066 (Suffolk)

2wd, power shift gearbox, 34kph, 93hp, P reg, 540/1000 PTO speed, PUH, 2 spool valves, front weights, tyres 30%, vgc through out. Tel Andrew 07890 140275 (Suffolk)


KONGSKILDE 10m mounted Triple K spring tines, rollercrat, hydraulic folding, vgc, ready to go. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)

New power harrows New rotary cultivators New flail mowers New spare parts Direct from an importer

£6,000 +VAT

JOHN Deere 8270R, 64 reg, 2092hrs, 40kph, powershift transmission, 650 Michelin tyres 80%, ILS, autotrac activation, immaculate condition. POA. W Beers Tel 07712 435168/01604 781494 (Northants)


KRM 3m front steering press, weight 1500kg, water ballast weight 750kg, total weight with water 2250kg, had very little use, more pics on FG FarmAds website. £3,950+VAT ono. P Appleby Tel 07850 317403 (Co Durham)


MARSK Stig rollers, 6.3m c/w breaker rings, very little use, nice set. £3,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)


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Dyna 4 67 reg, 1250hrs, ex hire, choice of 5 Contact Steve on 07885 708177

WEIGHT block, 3pt linkage fit, ideal for a loader tractor. £140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

CLAAS Arion 650 2014, Cebis, 5200hrs, front linkage & PTO, rear tyres 520/85R38 (95%), front 420/85R28 (40%), very tidy & good condition, full Claas service history. £37,000. G Atkinson Tel 07889 474617 (Lincs) MASSEY Ferguson 565, standard gearbox, new tyres all round, new seat & cab linings, V5, no VAT, call for more details & photos. R Flint Tel 07710 336416 (Cambs)

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Ifor Williams LM126 beavertail trailer with sides & double folding ramp, new floor & brakes

Pramac P6000 super silenced generator 6kva, diesel engine 110v & 240v, with wheel & handle kit, 250–500hrs £1,500 choice of machines from £950

2008 Case CX31B 3.2T zero tail-swing excavator, 4500hrs nearly new tracks, Q-hitch 5 buckets, immobiliser, v nice, ready for work £12,950

10’ chain harrows single sided pasture, choice of single mat or 3 section

Kubota Kverneland 1m compact flail mower, heavy duty mower hardly used and ready for work

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1993 Massey Ferguson 3125 4x4 tractor, 4850hrs good working order cheap reliable horsepower classic tractor £7,550

2015 Case 321F loading shovel 1850hrs, unused 1.2m bucket, pallet forks, high quality machine with low hours, due in £29,500

2018 NHS 220 woodchipper ex demo, 9” infeed, anti-block, micro chip option for even size chips, system high speed, h/d £1,100 professional machine £12,950

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Krone 1400 Plus 4 rotor rowing up rake 2014, 620/45x22.5 wheels

Krone Big X 1100 forager 2013, 2621/1704hrs, 14 row maize header

Krone Big M 420 self propelled mower 2015, 2790/2105hrs

Western Enviro Bulker bunded fuel station 2008, 27,000L, high quality pumping equipment

MF 8735 Efficient Dyna/VT 66 reg, 745hrs, 350hrs, 5 year warranty, mint condition

Keeble Delta cultivator 3.25m, v heavy duty, flotation wheels, fixed tines, subsoiler legs & 800mm packer

Western 1100L mobile pressure washer 2017, Yanmar diesel engine, had little use

Cummings diesel generator 2016, 2600 hrs, 60KVA, mint condition

Gregoire Besson SPEL B9 plough 2014, 10 furrow, on land/in furrow, excellent condition

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RC SETCHFIELD LTD Grantham 01476 560784

Staveley 01246 475315 All prices subject to VAT

Ransomes Commander 3520 5 gang mower, 02 reg, 3500hrs, recon engine, 628hrs, full cab

JCB Teletruk TLT30D 14 reg, 4063hrs, new tyres

JCB 535-95 Super 16 reg, 3790hrs, new tyres

JCB 531-70 Super 15 reg, 4565hrs, tyres 95%

Claas Scorpion 7045 Plus 60 reg, 6999hrs, PUH, Manitou head, new tyres

Bomford 270 Turbo Elite mower, c/w sideshift

Merlo P40-7CS 64 reg, 4653hrs, air con, r/hitch, tyres 80%, Sanderson carriage

Used Marshall QM 14t trailer

New West 14t monocoque grain trailer, s/d/bar, hyd door, grain chute, s/singles

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16’ varifeed, smart sieves, chopper, chaff spreader, only 400hrs, like new.

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2009 Claas Tucano 430

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2012 STEWART GX 15 15t flat 2006 BUNNING Lowlander 150 trailer with options HD Mk2 2017 STEWART GX18-23S 18t, full high speed spec, air brakes with ABS & LSV, 560/60x22.5 radials, silage sides, rollover cover, arched window, etc, ex hire, vgc 2012 STEWART GX15 15t flat trailer 28’x8’4” c/w hardwood floor, twin comm axles & 4 leaf parabolic susp, as new 385/55x22.5 comm s/singles, hyd brakes, removable canopy frame with alloy roof, r/hyd pusher unit, s/d/bar, vgc 2011 STEWART 15t low loader trailer, 435/50R19.5 radial tyres, air/hyd brakes with ABS & LSV STEWART TRAILER SILAGE SIDES KITS (new current style) with reversible blowboard to fit GX18–23S models 2016 DEMO HISPEC Kompactor 36 (36c/m) push off trailer, 22’x7’5” body height, 600/50x22.5 flotations, air brakes c/w LSV, hyd t/door, g/hatch with sock, hyd s/d/bar, exc

2009 JOSKIN 18000 (18000L) Quadra, 750/65x30 BUNNING tyres, 8” jumbo autofill with turbo fill, hyd 4pt linkage, 2009 LOWLANDER WIDE BODY 230, twin vert auger forced r/steer system, etc, vgc spreader with twin axles JOSKIN 5.6m r/disc injector unit with mascerator 2006 LOWLANDER 150 HD Mk2, twin vert wide body augers, new 710/70x38 hi-load tyres, s/d/bar, large flare 2013 MAJOR 3500 gallon, non recessed, twin to body, flared ext sides, w/angle PTO, 20mm chains, full commercial axles & inverted bogey multi-leaf susp, 650/50Rx22.5 flotation radials, air/hyd brakes, galv, lighting, guill door, gc, serviced r/worklights, beacon, mudguards, s/d/bar, 11000L PTO TANKERS pump, front inspection hatch, rear 600mm door etc, etc 2002 BUNNING 3000 gallon twin commercial axle, TRAILERS commercial sprung suspension, air brakes, ABS, full 2012 BAILEY 20t Beeteaper, twin commercial axles & length pipe trays, crash bars, vac pump renewed, full parabolic spr suspn, air/hyd brakes & LSV, twin 3 stage LED lighting, 385/65x22.5 s/singles etc, etc 60o chrome rams, s/d/bar, mudguards, 650/50Rx22.5 NEW HISPEC 4000 gallon vacuum tanker, BKT flotation radials, sloping headboard, etc, v clean cond 560/60x22.5 radial flotation, high speed spec, etc, etc NEW 2019 BROUGHAN 32’ & 34’ h/duty, full high speed 2016 HISPEC 3000 SA-R 3000 gal, single axle, Trelleborg twin radial 750/60R 30.5, air brakes & LSV, hyd top hatch, spec, flat trailers NEW 2018 BROUGHAN 18t HD mono grain, ind sight glass, s/d/bar, mudguards, extra valves, extra hi 22’x8’2”x5’, 23cu/m, all full comm hi speed spec, air level lights, brackets for r/trailing shoe fitment, etc, vgc

brakes with ABS & LSV, hyd door with auto locking, rollover cover assy, f/gantry access platform, BKT 560/60x22.5 flotation radials, s/d/bar, full LED lighting with extra lights, crash bars, arched full width f/window, mudflaps all round, etc 2007 BUNNING 14/18 18t mono tipping trailer, 22’x5’ body, full comm high speed axles & tandem parabolic spr susp, air/hyd brakes, ABS & LSV with parking brake, Michelin 600/50x22.5 radial flotation tyres, hyd t/door with grain chute, s/d/bar, mudguards, full LED lighting, rollover cover, 60o tip, single chromed tipping ram, vgc 2009 JPM SPECIAL 19t twin axle low loader with wells for large wheels, wide body, hyd ramps, etc 2013 STEWART GX20-24S 20t, full high speed spec, 560/60x22.5 radials, rollover cover, silage sides, etc NEW 2018 STEWART GX18-23S 18t, full high speed spec, with ABS, BKT 560/60x22.5 tyres, 22’x8’x5’, s/d/ bar, arched front window, rollover cover, silages, etc

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2009 BUNNING Lowlander Widebody 230

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JOHN Deere 108kg bolster weight block. £100 ono. M Banham Tel 07946 542816/01754 830581 (Lincs)

John Deere 6920S

4wd tractor NEW Holland TM175, 2006, 3880hrs, Power Command 19x6 gears, Sauter front linkage, Michelin rear tyres 650/65R42 60% & Michelin front tyres 540/65R30 50%, 40kph, front axle suspension, hydraulic push back PUH. £26,250 ono. R Ashton Tel 07768 176758 (Notts)


CASE IH 844XL, 2wd, 94 (L reg), under 1400 genuine miles since new. £12,000 ono. C Poad Tel 01579 351394 (Cornwall)

CASE Puma 240, 2015, 2900hrs, 600/710s, 5 rear spools, GPS ready, hyd top link, front links. £79,500. R Brot Tel 07831 366675 (Derbys)

£6,000+VAT or call George

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KUBOTA STV32 HST compact tractor, turf tyres, hydro, with cab & loader. £11,950+VAT. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

MF 8240

NEW Holland T6010, 2009, 6650hrs, very good condition, very clean & tidy, just been fully serviced, air con, air seat, delivery can be arranged. £23,500+VAT. J Brightwell Tel 07876 484642 (Suffolk)

CONCRETE tractor weight for T20 or MF35, used in connection with loader, sold as seen. £120+VAT. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)

Enduramaxx water/liquid bowser

CASE IH STX 325, 2002, 6700hrs, rear linkage & PTO, very good condition. £52,000. R Brocksopp Tel 07831 366675 (Derbys) KIOTI CK35 Hydro, turf tyres, roll bar, 1060hrs. £7,450+VAT. www. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

INTERNATIONAL 384 tractor, 1979, with Quicke 2030 loader & manure fork, good runner, 3600hrs, V5, cab needs a little TLC, c/w operator's manual. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire) USED pick up hitch for MF 3090 tractor. £140 ono. J Huxtable Tel 01278 671661 (Somerset)

2001, Dynashift, 6100hrs, 650/65/38 & 540/65/28 Michelin tyres, excellent condition 53-62686

CASE Magnum 310, 08, 40k box, front axle suspension, front weights, also has PUH fitted, 5228hrs, very good condition, call for more details. £43,000+VAT. N Gaunt Tel 07999 855169 (Derbys)

10,000L c/w chemical lockers, Super Single wheels, LED lights, hyd brakes

DOLLY. £20. W Needham Tel 07768 721154/01234 711777 (Bucks) WALKER tandem axle timber tipping trailer. £900. P Beasley Tel 07836 652963/01353 649500 (Cambs)

£8,000+VAT Other sizes to 16,000L built to order


NEW Holland TD5040, 2300hrs, turf tyres, air con, just been fully serviced. £16,950+VAT. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds) KUBOTA STV32, loader, low hours, rear 3 point linkage & PTO, turf tyres. £12,750+VAT. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

SELECTION of artic trailers for refurbishment, 2 with dollies. Offers. E Henshaw Tel 07793 462120 (Kent)

JOHN Deere 7810, R reg, 5500hrs, 40k, front links, 710/70R 38 80%, 600/66R 28 80%, very good original condition. POA. P Clarke Tel 07932 174326/01280 848559 (Bucks)

Chassis kits made for your tanks, pumps/pipework fitted as required

BAILEY 11t trailer, c/w roll over sheet. A Hodgson Tel 07748 152324 (Lincs)

Honda pump with 3 way taps and pipework

TWO-WHEEL 18' straw trailer. £250. G Thomas Tel 07860 717878/01328 830219 (Norfolk)

£950+VAT LANDINI Legend 120 Techno, 2002, recent new tyres 3500hrs, Perkins 6cyl turbo. £14,750. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Beds)

NINE x 45kg McCormick front weights, plus front attachment frame off CX110. A Hodgson Tel 07748 152324 (Lincs) JOHN Deere 6620, only 3970hrs, 2004, spool valves, auto hitch, good tyres, 50–60% all round, Ashby. £20,000 ono. R Ashby Tel 07860 759638/01622 842776 (Kent)

TRAILERS THREE 7t tipping trailers, twin rams, 2 with tailgates, 1 with chute, tyres 900x20. £700 each. A Raven Tel 01621 740814/07787 501128 (Essex) AS Marston 8t grain trailer, twin axle, swinging tailgate, good tyres, some original paint still on floor. POA. T Noble Tel 07816 477293 (Cambs)

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BRANSON 5825CH 60hp compact tractor with BL25R loader, on 17 plate, low hrs, HST drive with low, med & hi speed, cruise control, a/c, radio, 540 & 540E independent PTO, 2 spools, bucket & tines (rear weight block NOT included). £17,500 ono. P Kew Tel 07767 270069 (Norfolk)

JOHN Deere 8370R, 2014, 3107hrs, fully loaded spec, leather, Autopower 50k, 900 rear tyres 40%, 650 front tyres 30%, Cat 4 linkage, PUH, 5 ECV spools. POA. M Houldcroft Tel 07496 387714 (Rutland)

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WESSEX 8’ x 5’ twin axle trailer, with rear ramp loading tailgate, spare wheel, new jockey wheel, 2 wheel clamps & towing hook lock, in vgc. £850. P Guy Tel 07767 296658 (Cambs)

BALE trailer, 24', strong solid hard wood floor, single axle, front & rear raves, lights, good condition. £1,800. A Carvill Tel 07971 48299 (Leics)

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BALE trailer, 28', strong hardwood floor, tie down rings, front & rear raves, lights, good condition. £1,800. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leics)

TYRES & WHEELS ROWCROP wheels, 9.5-48, as new. Sensible offers. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs)

CONVERTED ex railway yard trailer, good floor. £500 ono. C Goodley Tel 07767 323722 (Norfolk)


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07748 004794 01245 442224(T) IFOR Williams 16' tri-axle trailer, 2004, c/w headboard & ramps. £2,500 no VAT. D Williams Tel 07855 433883 (Essex) 3-TONNE tipping trailer, tidy condition, barn stored, could deliver at cost. £475 ono. M Banham Tel 07946 542816/01754 830581 (Lincs) WHEATLEY 3t tipping trailer, needs new floor. £200 ono. T Austin Tel 01223 871166/07831 295954 (Cambs) 30-FOOT trailer, with 5th wheel dolly. £950 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760/01332 595807 (Derbys) GULL 10t tandem axle tipping trailer. £1,500+VAT. V&R Waspe & Sons Tel 01449 612607 (Suffolk)

BALE trailer, 20', wooden floor, front raves, lights, good condition. £750. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leics) HERBST 10t low loader, new, LED lights, tool box, sprung ramps, chequer plate floor, 18' long, beavertail, Herbst red. £6,750+VAT. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

SHORT 4 wheel (hand pump) tipping trailer. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)

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£9,330 RICHARD Western 10t grain trailer, 2003, little used, paintwork still on floor, excellent tyres, 12.5/8015.3, brakes work well, no leaks on pipework or rams, more photos upon request, can also help arrange delivery. £4,750+VAT ono. K Stevenson Tel 07891 832195 (Derbys)

BALE trailer, 21', steel floor, single axle, front & rear raves, lights, very good condition. £1,500. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leics)

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Call Stuart on: BRIAN Legg 10t tipping trailer, good tyres, roll over sheet, barn stored, tidy trailer. £3,750+VAT. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Beds)

BAILEY Root trailer, 14t, 2007. A Hodgson Tel 07748 152324 (Lincs) WESTERN trailer, 16t, new flotation tyres. £4,500. R Parker Tel 07885 959356 (Norfolk)

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BALE trailer, 20', wooden floor, front & rear raves, single axle, lights, very good condition. £1,300. A Carvill Tel 09714 82999 (Leics)

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IFOR Williams TA510 gated sheep trailer, c/w sheep deck, divisions & easy load ramp with slurry trays, 12" twin axle, very good condition throughout, one owner form new. £2,800+VAT. A Graves Tel 07935 218617/01206 735558 (Essex)

RICHARD Western 12t tandem axle grain trailer, sprung drawbar & sprung axles, f/w Michelin XML 445x65xR22.5 tyres, manual tailboard c/w grain hatch & grain sock, fitted rollover sheet, used for grain only, excellent condition. R Lintott Tel 07799 473374/01728 663476 (Suffolk)

IFOR Williams 14' plant trailer, with ramp, rear door, good condition. £1,250 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760/01332 595807 (Derbys) ARTIC trailer with dolly & rear bale ladder, 30'. Terry, Saffron Walden. J Staight Tel 07761 631549/07831 277076 (Essex) TWO car trailer axles, plus 4 leaf springs & 5 stud wheels & tyres, jockey wheel & 50mm hitch. £45 ono no VAT. C Flatters Tel 01775 640112 (Lincs) BAILEY 8t corn/root trailer, c/w corn chute & heavy duty wire mesh door, vgc. K Hodgson Tel 07721 562849/01507 568329 (Lincs) AS Marston silage side kit for 14t trailer, very good condition, could be altered for other trailers if you’re good with a welder, will send pictures on request. £600+VAT ono. D Willoughby Tel 07719 402139 (Lincs)

RITCHIE 56 bale carrier, the 56 best bale carrier ever made, gwo, pictures at £750. H Carter Tel 07918 748622 (Essex)

01328 862 332 077362 71058 ROWCROP wheels, 9.5-R48 & 230/95-R32, to suit MF 6265/ 6465, etc, fronts one 95%, one 75%, rears 80%, good condition. £800. Blenheim Agri Services Tel 07813 764785 (Notts)

ARTICULATED low loader (no dolly), steel floor, 16' well, knockout axle on 8.25x20, 8 stud wheels, used for TM 120 crawler. £500. J Hardy Tel 07831 533351 (Lincs)


1994, hyd tailgate, sprung drawbar & flotation tyres

IFOR Williams mini digger plant trailer. £895+VAT ono. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

MARSHALL 8t silage trailer, sprung axles, grain door & greedy boards, retirement sale. £2,750+VAT. S Gulliford Tel 07831 304783 (Derbys)


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GRAIN trailer, very good condition, hydraulic tailboard. £4,000+VAT. J Crooks Tel 07711 137195/07747 771769 (Suffolk)


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FRASER L25T 25' bale trailer, c/w sprung axles, hydraulic brakes & storage box, very good condition. £4,250+VAT. N Gaunt Tel 07999 855169 (Derbys) SCAMMELL 30' harvest trailer (3), c/w dolly. £600 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760/01332 595807 (Derbys) PETTIT 6t trailer, all steel body with mechanical opening door, good condition. £700. B Powers Tel 01945 780322 (Cambs) ROCKING beam axle units off Bailey 18t Beeteaper, 10 stud, braked units, brackets in situ for air chambers, vgc. J Hardy Tel 07831 533351 (Lincs)

STEEL sided 4t trailer, shed stored, good condition. £500+VAT. D Freeman Tel 07506 429614 (Essex)

PAIR of Trelleborg Twin 414 700/55-34 floatation tyres, off Massey Ferguson 6150, very good tread - 90%. £1,500+VAT for the pair. R Brown Tel 07802 397258/01296 712281 (Bucks)

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IFOR Williams 14' trailer, owned since new, sides & ramps included, spare wheel, good tyres. £1,600+VAT. T Gasson Tel 07557 224955/07989 478973 (Warks)

£800 270/95R44 & 11.2R28, vgc

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A JOHN DEERE 8360RT 2012, 4565hrs, IVT 42kph W/RHR, 5ESCVs, 30” tracks @ 40%, Cat 4 HD drawbar, leather trim, suspension, (no AMS components) Stk No 11052014 £100,000



JOHN DEERE 6170R 2012, 3521hrs, Autoquad Plus LHR 50kph, 520/85R42 420/85R30, TLS & cab susp Stk No 81027344 £60,000


KV TS-EVO 6M DRILL 2011, mech drive metering with elec adj (10% option), pre-em & bout markers & hyd fan drive Stk No 81050658 £15,000



JOHN DEERE 6150R 2014, 4165hrs, Autopower 50kph, 620/70R42 - 540/65R30, TLS & cab suspension Stk No 31032031 £50,000

JOHN DEERE 8370RT 2017, 1620hrs, 23SPD E23 42kph, 5ESCVs, 30” tracks, wide drive wheel, 4 idler weights, LED light package & leather trim Stk No 21043405 £175,000


JOHN DEERE 6170R 2013, 3180hrs, Autoquad Plus LHR 20/20 50k, 520/85R42 420/85R30, TLS & cab susp Stk No 31028841 £60,000

WEAVING 6M DRILL 2012, pre emergence markers, hopper extension, hydraulic clod board, half width shut off Stk No 21051723 £10,250


JOHN DEERE 990 BALER KONGSKILDE GERMINATOR 2014, 29,500 bales, 2.2m, 2008, 5m, hydraulic folding rotorflow pick up, 500-60R22.5 tyres Stk No 21049170 £19,950 Stk No 11043577 £9,000


JOHN DEERE T560 2013, 720 eng/565 drum hrs, 22’ header, Zurn extension & tandem axle trolley Stk No 11051957 £117,500

HIRE 01728 628325 Mark Debenham 07710 148420


MAULDEN 01525 405848 Gary Buckle 07712 556387


CROMER 01438 861257 Robert Vigus 07712 556389


GROUNDCARE 01206 230283 James Tuckwell 07932 107618


SUDBURY 01787 374100 Paul Coffey 07766 225174


JOHN DEERE 6170R 2012, 4002hrs, Autopower 50kph, 600/65R28 650/65R42,TLS, front linkage Stk No 81038800 £60,000


VADERSTAD 6M NZ600 1995, trailed cultivator, tractor wheel erads, front clod boards, spring tines, rear finger harrow Stk No 11051674 £9,000

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JOHN DEERE 8520RT 2003, 10192hrs, p/shift, 30” tracks @30%, 4ESCV, 16 idler & 20 f/wafer wts, autotrac ready, SF ITC & brown box, gc Stk No 11050569 £35,000

JOHN DEERE 960 BALER 2012, 28,141 bales, pivoting gauge wheels, 500/60R22 Trelleborg tyres, net only Stk No 21050733 £12,000

RAYLEIGH 01268 783311 Tim Thornton 07557 922965



DUNMOW 01371 875751 Tom Pine 07741 628089

WORLINGWORTH 01728 628325 Tom Mason 07957 844986


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TYRES & WHEELS (cont) SET of rowcrops for John Deere 3*50, 9.5R32 & 12.4R46, pictures a www. £500. H Carter Tel 07918 748622 (Essex)

THREE pairs 13.6x38 5 star dual wheels. ET Mason & Sons Tel 07973 877427 (Notts) FOUR 215x15 4x4 tyres on 5 stud wheels, 70% tread. £100. R Ferrett Tel 01689 833512 (Kent) FOUR wheels & tyres to fit Land Rover. £50; also two 13.6x38 radial tyres. £100. S Jones Tel 07796 001370 (Norfolk)

BKT loading shovel tyres, 17.5x25, brand new, 4 available. £500 each. N Harrrison Tel 07850 493573 (W Sussex) PAIR 18.438 Michelin Agribib tyres, approx 25%, no cracks or cuts, ideal for duals. £80. A Ford Tel 07708 154580/07788 541908 (Norfolk)

At BWT we specialise in new and used wheel solutions for Rowcrop, Standard, Dual Wheel & Flotation applications.

MICHELIN rowcrop wheels, fit 6000 Series John Deere. J Dennis Tel 07967 442373/01647 24535 (Devon)

DUNLOP TG32 tyres, 16/70-24, 14 ply rating, no cuts or perishing. £50+VAT each. F Bailey Tel 01526 832252 (Lincs)

16.9X38 dual wheels, 5,star type with 6 clamps/adj handle in middle, tyres OK, 30%. £100. S Ashworth Tel 07971 716314 (Essex)

GOODYEAR 800x65-R32 tyres on 8 stud rims, very good tread, came off combine. J Dennis Tel 07967 442373/01647 24535 (Devon)

TRELLEBORG 19/45/17, 100%, with wheel centres to fit Baker £650. R Squair Tel 07900 411063 (Fife)

ONE 15x26 8ply rear tractor tyre, 80% tread. £50. R Ferrett Tel 01689 833512 (Kent)

ROWCROP wheels 8.3x44, John Deere/Ferguson centres. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

01371 832310 ROWCROPS/INTERMEDIATE wheels, 4x14.9/28, 40-50%, solid centres, offsets 4.5/9". £600. D Benson Tel 07970 549556 (Lincs) NARROW wheels, good condition, new tyres, 8.3xR44. £400 ono. S Wharton Tel 07901 552443/01379 676296 (Norfolk)

PAIR of Standen 8.3-R44 rowcrop wheels, centres & rims good, tyres perished. £50. J Crooks Tel 07711 137195/07747 771769 (Suffolk)

ROWCROPS, pair of 9.5R44 rear & pair of 9.5R28 front, plus pair of 13.6R38 duals. Sensible offers. A Hodgson Tel 07748 152324 (Lincs)



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SUIT JD 6330 or similar, excellent condition, hardly used, fronts 320/85R24, rears 340/85R38. £1,950+VAT. C Byrd Tel 07768 635934 (Glos) ROWCROPS, Alliance, fronts 12.4R32, rear 12.4R46, 50% tread, with centres for New Holland TM Series. £400+VAT. C Flux Tel 07976 539004 (Suffolk) ROWCROPS/INTERMEDIATE wheels, 4x14.9/30, 85%-90% tread, bolt in centres, been on a Bateman RB25. £1,000. D Benson Tel 07970 549556 (Lincs)

TOYOTA Hilux set of 4 BF Goodrich A+ tyres on rims, 215-65-16, as new, 500 miles only, plus spare, Thrapston. £325. M Eyles Tel 07719 471321 (Northants) ROWCROP wheels, c/w Massey centres, 9.5-48 rears & 9.5-32 fronts. £150+VAT; also rowcrop wheels, c/w Massey centres, 230/95R48 rears & 8.3/8R36 fronts. £300+VAT. J Crowder Tel 07711 955842/01427 787456 (Lincs) ROWCROP wheels, 9.5x48, as new, very little use. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs) COMPLETE set of wheels for JD61756215 or Fendt 7 Series, 20.8x42 Trelleborg rears 60%, 16.9x28 Trelleborg fronts 50%, very good condition. £3,250 ono. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)

PAIR of rowcrop wheels 8.3-44, 30% tread, 8 ply, 8 stud centres to fit New Holland. £250+VAT ono. P Starsmore Tel 07753 936466 (Northants)

12.4-R46, 80% tread & 270/95/ R32, 70% tread, rowcrop tyres to fit MF 6480/7618, etc, good condition. £1,200. Blenheim Agri Services Tel 07813 764785 (Notts) PAIR of Stocks Black dual wheels, 16.9x38, no lever, hence price. £150. P Beasley Tel 07836 652963/01353 649500 (Cambs) FOUR 600/50x22.5 on 8 stud rims, off Sands sprayer. £600+VAT. V&R Waspe & Sons Tel 01449 612607 (Suffolk)

VEHICLES BMW straight 6 2.5L engine from a P38 Range Rover, can be heard running. £350. I will help you remove engine from the car if you buy. C Flatters Tel 01775 640112 (Lincs) VREDESTEIN flotation tyre, 700/45/22.5, new & unused. £250. R Squair Tel 07900 411063 (Fife)

SNUGTOP silver pickup rear canopy, to fit Mazda or similar, good condition. £250. S Andrews Tel 07778 014792 (Beds)

STOCKS rowcrop wheels & tyres to fit John Deere 6930 or similar, 13.6/48 & 11.2/36, good condition, tyres 50%. £2,250+VAT. R Chapman Tel 07860 401855 (Lincs) 23.1X26, 12ply, as new, 2 wheels & tyres, turf type diagonal tread, off Kioti turf tractor, Hesston baler type tyre also. £1,250+VAT. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)

ROWCROP wheels (2), Avon 8.3x44, 30% tread, 8ply, adjustable centres to fit John Deere. £200+VAT ono. N Lindsey Tel 07885 205680 (Cambs) SET of 9.5x24 wheels & tyres with centres, off DB885 narrow, also two 10" mini tyres & wheels for front axle. £500. C Goodley Tel 07767 323722 (Norfolk)

CHERISHED personal number plate, A403 KAY, on retention 10yrs, assignment fee £80 paid, ready to go straight on to a vehicle. £1,000. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs) GOODYEAR Super Terra tyres, 66x43. Offers. E Henshaw Tel 07793 462120 (Kent)

TWO Michelin Spraybib rowcrops, 380/90/46, 10 stud centres, removed from trailed sprayer, will fit Fendt 7 Series or JD 6000, excellent condition, tyres alone cost £1,600 each new. Asking £1,700 for the set. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)

2009 Mitsubishi Warrior auto 176hp, 59000 miles, never towed or done a lot of hard work, leather seats & usual Warrior spec, few minor hedgerow scratches, long MOT until March 2020, as new tyres, drives & pulls very well.£7,500 no VAT. B Robinson Tel 07740 683113 (Glos) SUBARU Forester 2.0 diesel, 2009, 4wd, 6 speed, 130,000 miles, recent brakes, MOT end January 2020, a/c, heated seats, 40+mpg. £3,250 ono. G Elson Tel 01780 410430/07801 321342 (Rutland)

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KUBOTA M7171 PREMIUM TRACTOR EX HIRE c/w 170HP, remaining warranty approx: 2 years/1260hrs. £54,500 + VAT


KUBOTA M125GX III C/W QUICKE X46 LOADER c/w 133HP engine, remaining warranty approx: 4 years/1840hrs. £49,500+VAT


BAILEY 16T MONO TRAILER (2014) c/w 10 stud commercial axles, 2m track, sprung drawbar, arched full front window (PS)


BAILEY 8T FLAT TO FLOOR LOW LOADER Independent hyd. brakes, parking brakes, rope hooks, heavy duty £6,200+VAT (JI)

BAILEY 14T ROOT TRAILER (2002) c/w hydraulic brakes, rocking beam axles, sprung drawbar, rollover sheet (BF)



JOHN DEERE 6200 TRACTOR (1996) c/w Collingwood vegetable harvester rig, X3 hyd. spools, hand throttle, sun roof (BF)


JOHN DEERE 6610 c/w 40kph, 4WD, power quad, 3 spools, 115HP, 10, 174 hours, Air Con. (JI)


BAILEY 15,000LTR WATER BOWSER c/w commercial axles, 420 x 180 brakes, heavy-duty 100 mm wide suspension.

SULKY/MASCHIO 4M COMBINATION DRILL (2005) C/w 4m power harrow, track eradicators, rigid – non folding. £4,500+VAT (BF)







WEAVING 6M DRILL (2007) PTO driven, hopper cover, bout markers, three rows of coulters, track eradicators. £5,950+VAT (PS)

KVERNELAND ACCORD 4M TS TINE DRILL (2002) 4m working width, depth wheels, side markers, following harrow, PTO driven fan. £6,750+VAT (BF)

EX DEMO HORSCH SPRINTER 6ST DRILL c/w ISOBUS equipment,very little use- less than 250 acre. £75,000+VAT (JI)

VADERSTAD RAPID 800S 8M DRILL (2010) sharmuller ring hitch type, 2 rows of discs, levelling boards. £30,000+VAT (JI)

AMAZONE ZAM 1200 FERTILISER c/w 2 x 500ltr extensions, (2400ltr Total) speed related control, amados control box, VGC. £3,950+VAT (TM)






KUHN AXIS 30.1 FERTILISER SPREADER (2008) c/w 12-36m spread width, 3000l hopper, road lights. £3,500+VAT (JI)


NRH 12.3 M HYDRAULIC FOLDING ROLLS Cambridge rolls and breaker rings available. £22,500+VAT (JP)


ACCORD VEG PLANTER c/w 3 Planting Modules, 3 point linkage, canopy, stop horn. (BF)

NRH 3 LEG SUBSOILER c/w Cat 3 linkage, shearbolt protection, hydraulically operated rear 750mm tooth packer roller. £5,330+VAT (JP)


STEKETEE 5 ROW HOE (2000) hydraulic folding, adjustable row width. (BF)

STEKETEE HOE C/W hyd. folding, 3 point linkage mounted, side support wheels, 11 leg with individual depth control. (BF)

3 LEG SPALDINGS FLAT LIFT c/w front depth wheels, hook tines, shaping mood for 34” rows. £2,500+VAT (SG)


PELICAN PLANTER C/w 5 Planting Modules, Markers, Pipe Work For Liquid Fert. (BF)


STRUIK HOOK TINE POTATO RIDGER 34” ROWS c/w front depth wheels, hook tines, shaping mood for 34” rows. £2,500+VAT (SG)

NETAGCO 34” POTATO RIDGER c/w front depth wheels, hook tines, adjustable shaping hood. £1,500+VAT (SG)






c/w 2.2m pick up, Large intake chamber, 14 knife blades in throat, drop floor. (PS)


KVERNELAND POWER HARROW 4M (EX HIRE) c/w quick fit tines, side limit plates. £9,500+VAT (SG)

Ben Ford (BF): 07469 853763 Paul Stubbs (PS): 07825 914111


c/w 6m working width, 24 rotors, heavy duty power harrow for tractor up to 400HP(SG) Tom Mack (TM): 07387 023444

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HAYTER LT 324 RIDE ON MOWER c/w 7ft cutting width, road legal, rops frame, 3 hydraulic drive MK3 cylinders (JI)

SPEARHEAD MULTI CUT 460 c/w hyd folding, hyd depth control, 6 blades per rotor, wide angle PTO £12,950+VAT (TM)

Josh Pennell (JP): 07469 850502 Jonathan Ireland(JI): 07778 372606

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MITSUBISHI L200 DI-D Titan, 4x4, 65 plate, only 27000 miles, diesel, electric windows, air con, alloy wheels, central locking, CD player, tow bar, BF Goodrich tyres, very good condition throughout. ÂŁ12,999+VAT. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leics) BMW X3 2.0 20d SE xDrive 5dr, diesel, 2013, 63244 miles, automatic, sat nav, reverse camera, black leather, new tyres, no farm use, just school run mainly. ÂŁ12,590. E Towns Tel 07974 211010 (Essex)

2013 Iveco 7.5t

FERGUSON TE20 9 hole drawbars. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

 Full years MOT, only 75k miles, full service history, 21’ drop side body with tail lift, from local company, vgc, go straight to work.


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NISSAN Navara Tekna, 2017, dark blue, double cab, just 2yrs old & 6750 miles, all the toys, alloys, leather, sat nav, DAB radio, cameras all round, climate control, cruise control, etc. ÂŁ16,650 no VAT. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)

FERGUSON 9 tine cultivator, all new tines & bolts, repainted. ÂŁ200. D Bloomfield Tel 01366 728498/07788 993772 (Norfolk) COOKE single furrow wooden framed horse ploughs (2), in good condition. Offers. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs)


Land Rover Defender 110 200 TDI, 86C ............. ÂŁ3,495 BEDFORD MJ lorry, 4x4, diesel, classed as an agricultural vehicle, tax exempt, runs on red diesel, runs well, has bench seats in the back. Call William for more details. K Parrish & Son Tel 07711 089687/01462 813965 (Beds) UNUSED 24v Bedford TK starter motor. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)

Land Rover Defender 110

CHERISHED registration/private plate, SX51 SUE on retention certificate, ready to assign to your vehicle. ÂŁ950. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)

LAND Rover Discovery Four SE Tech, 7 seater, full LRSH, excellent condition, privacy glass, heavy duty tow bar, one year's extended warranty (buyer to continue payments) always very well looked after, genuine reason for sale. W Mallon Tel 01362 687260/07771 972092 (Norfolk)

hard-top, 91J, 65,000 miles, blue ........................... ÂŁ4,995

Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi 1995, 3 door......... ÂŁ1,600 Dave Smith: mobile 07973 139483 home/fax 0115 965 2204


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DAF 45/130 flat bed, 16', ideal straw lorry or horse box/cattle box, sweet Cummins engine, starts on the button, MOT Sept 2019. ÂŁ1,075. R Edwards Tel 07967 828571 (Hereford) REGISTRATION number Y P10UGH on retention certificate. Offers. E Harrison Tel 07714 788203 (Merseyside)


DEUTZ 6206, 1978, 6340hrs, same owner since new, good all round condition, very good starter, stored under cover, suit collector or ready to work. ÂŁ2,900+VAT ono. M Brake Tel 01373 832223 (Wilts) CCX Bentall chaff cutter. ÂŁ150 ono. P Varga Tel 01945 773552 (Norfolk)

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130hp 4 cylinder, front loader JOHN DEERE 2650 POA 2wd, in excellent original condition

FM2, power steering, manual gear shift JOHN DEERE 3050 1990, 30K A/C H/L Contacts:


JOHN DEERE 4110 POA 753hrs, 4wd, 3pt links with PTO, cutting deck

JOHN DEERE GATOR XUV 885D POA 2015, 2250hrs, road kit


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Woodhams Farm, Cutlers Green, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2RH

MF 7272 AL auto-level combine, 2000 c/w 22’ powerflow header, 1800/2400hrs, see video

NH 7040 2010, c/w 2700hrs, 50k, air brakes, full susp, 540/65R30 650/65R42 tyres, 4SCVs, WTS

BATEMAN RB15 24m 1996, c/w 12700hrs, 2 sets of wheels

FORDSON Super Major & Weeks Plus MASSEY FERGUSON 2680 40 trailer, barn stored, 4wd tractor, 1983 c/w 5700hrs, see video see video

FORD 6610 2wd tractor done 1800hrs from new, see video

HEVA 630 tip roller 6.3m rolls, 2008 c/w 24” breaker rings

SIMBA 4.6m Cultipress 2012 c/w Pro-Active tines due in

KUHN 4003/ACCORD 4m combi, 2003, c/w Q-fit tines & Maxi-packer, CX disc coulters, pre-em

HORSCH Sprinter 6 ST 6m drill, 2005 CULTIVATING SOLUTIONS Rapid c/w Drill Manager controller, blockage Start linkage mounted 1000L liquid sensors, Duett coulters fert tank ex Case Quadtrac

STOCKS Turbo Jet Wizard 8 outlet Mk 4 seeder, 2011, c/w radar metering, choice of 2

BRIAN LEGG 8t single axle grain OPICO 3m Vari-Disc, 2002, c/w trailer, 1985, c/w 385/65R22.5 super adjustable disc angle, round bar singles, grain chute crumbler, tidy condition

VADERSTAD 1025 Carrier 10m, 2004, c/w steel rings, see video

MASCHIO Erpice DMR 3m power harrow, 2008, c/w Q-fit tines, tooth packer, choice of 2

VADERSTAD Rapid A 600S 6m drill, 2004, c/w hyd system disc depth control

STRONGA 4m grain pusher, 2011, c/w Sanderson/ Claas fitment

FARMET Kompaktomat 6m, 2015, c/w double crosskill packer, rear linkage

FARMET Triton 4.5m primary cultivator, 2017, c/w 560mm front discs, auto-reset tines

FARMET Softer short disc, 560mm discs, soil or ring packers, 3m & 8m in stock, 6m due in

BROCK Sub-V close-coupled mounted folding subsoilers available from 4m–6m, swivel scraper bar

BROCK packer system for retro-fit, steel rings, soil packer rings & tyre packers, Cousins Patriot shown

FARMET Fantom 650 pro stubble cultivator, 4.7m, 8.5m & 12.5m also due in


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JOHN DEERE 6920 POA 2004, 5600hrs, P/Quad 40K TLS

28hp, hydrostatic, turf tyres


JOHN DEERE 6330 POA 2008, 7000hrs, P/Quad 40K TLS A/C

140hp 4 cylinder, electric spools, front linkage


JOHN DEERE 7530 POA 2008, 7500hrs, P/Quad 40K TLS/cab

Ex demo Deutz Fahr 6140


JOHN DEERE 6920 POA 2006, 5400hrs, P/Quad TLS 40K


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IRON cart wheel bands, various sizes. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

VICON Varispreader MkII, very rare, from the 1960s, with metal hopper, metal chute, full operator's manual & calibration charts, in good working order, always oiled & barn stored. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire) SEVEN hay racks small, suitable goats or sheep. £70. R Keary Tel 01277 214198 (Essex) CHICKEN feeder. £10. R Keary Tel 01277 214198 (Essex) MASSEY Harris 712 manure spreader, original condition. £500 ono. T Austin Tel 01223 871166/07831 295954 (Cambs) VICON Acrobat hay turner, all tines good, plus 1 Vicon hay turner for spares. £160 for both. D Bloomfield Tel 01366 728498/07788 993772 (Norfolk) BAMFORD 4 furrow plough. £385. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Nor thants)

STONE grinding wheel with square hole. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

MF stabiliser. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

TRAILED Martin cultivator. £200. J Crooks Tel 07711 137195/07747 771769 (Suffolk)

FERGUSON TE20 top links with adjustable holes. No VAT. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire) OLD power hacksaw. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) NICHOLSON trailed cultivator. £80. T Austin Tel 01223 871166/07831 295954 (Cambs) STRAW pole from threshing set, c/w top wheel. £200. K Dobbs Tel 07855 671008 (Lincs) RANSOMES Multitrac 3 furrow, barpoint bodies. £300. T Austin Tel 01223 871166/07831 295954 (Cambs)

IH444 2wd tractor with loader. £1,750. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) ZETOR 2 row potato setter, quite rare. Open to offers. D Bloomfield Tel 01366 728498/07788 993772 (Norfolk)

RANSOMES trailed cultivator, brought & used behind my crawl at a working day, all new tines, also have some original points, ready to use. £150. A Graves Tel 07935 218617 (Essex)

GENUINE David Brown 2 furrow reversible plough. J Crooks Tel 07747 771769 (Suffolk) DIVIDING points for Claas Matador or Dominator. £45. J Abbott Tel 07946 344324 (Lincs) IH956XL 2wd tractor. £5,750. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) STEEL ploughing wheels for Fordson Major. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) FORDSON Major, approx 1952, not live drive, engine, non runner, spares only. B Powers Tel 01945 780322 (Cambs) MASSEY Ferguson disc harrow, good working order, 3pt linkage, 7' wide. £500+VAT. N Hedges Tel 01580 831951 (E Sussex) TASKER Tillage Train, disc, tines, disc. £2,875. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) IH 2 furrow rev plough. £275. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) PAIR tractor tyres, c/w wheel, 8 stud, 12/4/11x36. £50. R Keary Tel 01277 214198 (Essex)

INTERNATIONAL 411 trailed tripletine heavy 4 row direct/ traditional drill, old but great working order for heavy conditions, made in Australia 1980s. £1,300+VAT. Can deliver. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs) 1948 E27N Fordson Major complete, non runner, engine turns, barn stored, original logbook. Offers. S Knowles Tel 07591 483428/01279 850145 (Essex)

FERGUSON TEF20 diesel, very original, in good working order, c/w roll bar, has original V5 document, reluctant sale, registration: ORM 415. £2,750. K Bristow Tel 01363 772965 (Devon) DB1490 2wd, needs TLC. £2,250. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Nor thants) VINTAGE Ferguson tractor steerage hoe. £60. A Ford Tel 07708 154580/07788 541908 (Norfolk) JD3130 2wd tractor with Econ hedge trimmer. £5,875. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)

AMBULANCE, V8 engine, automatic, contact gordon@ £600 ono. G Harfield Tel 07798 941697 (Kent)

FORDSON Standard N cast 28" Dunlop rear wheel centres; also have a pair of front wheels to suit E27N or Major. £200 ono. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire) FERGUSON 3 row potato ridger, repainted. £80. D Bloomfield Tel 01366 728498/07788 993772 (Norfolk)

WEIGHING EQUIPMENT TWO sets of Avery farm scales. D Miles Tel 07789 518924/01379 783216 (Suffolk)

FORDSON linkage parts found in old storage, 2 lower link arms, balls intact & free on machinery ends, LH drop arm with rusted threads, RH adjustable drop arm works well. £30. T Manning Tel 07812 525703 (Beds) NEW Holland 68 baler, working order, with operator's manual. £300. B Steel Tel 07835 518533/01206 211419 (Essex) TWO oil tanks c/w hand pumps. £100/pair. R Keary Tel 01277 214198 (Essex) SCAMMELL trailer dolly, 8 stud axle, 900x200, will sell wheels separately if required; also 2 trailer axles, same sizes. P Mott Tel 07711 429987 (Notts) HONDA 250 CB72, 1964, owned for over 40yrs, non runner, needs major restoration. £1,200 ono. M Banham Tel 07946 542816/01754 830581 (Lincs) RANSOMES 2 furrow mounted plough, repainted, plough was designed for Massey Ferguson 35 tractor. £200. D Bloomfield Tel 01366 728498/07788 993772 (Norfolk)

AVERY Berkel IX Series printing scales, good working order, c/w box of spare labels. £200+VAT. A Dockerill Tel 01223 835029 (Cambs)

WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT BLOCK & tackle. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) LIGHTS on stands, 12v. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) ANVIL & formers, bench vice. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts)

Buy and sell online IRON water wheel, needs restoration, may make good garden feature, sold as seen. £150+VAT. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)

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2.5M 4 ROTOR, 2.85M 3 ROTOR & 3.5M 5 ROTOR

Teagle Super Ted 221

Major 8400 GR Topper

2012 £4,000 + VAT

Opico 3M Sward Slitter

2011 £3,500 + VAT

Spearhead Excel 605 Hedgecutter

Kuhn GF 8702 Tedder

Krone 1400 Plus 4-Rotor Rake

Kuhn 8521 Twin Rotor Rake

2012 £8,000 + VAT

Fransguard TI5000 Rake

2014 £4,750 + VAT

Krone EC903 12Row Maize Header

Reco Fella SM310 Mower Conditioner

Lely 900MC&320FC Triple Mowers

Kuhn FC313 Mower Conditioner

2014 £4,250 + VAT

2004 £POA

2010 £7,000 + VAT

NEW (FROM STOCK) FENDT 211 + LOADER Cab & Axle Suspension, 3DA Vario, 40KPH, 0% Finance (Subject to T&Cs) ONLY £65,000 + VAT

2012 £35,000 + VAT

2016 £29,000 + VAT

2012 £6,000 + VAT

2011 £14,000 + VAT

2014 £9,500 + VAT

Fendt 933V 64 Reg, 3896 Hrs £95,000 + VAT

Fendt 939V Profi 12 Reg, 6087 Hrs £85,000 + VAT

Fendt 936V 09 Reg, 7742 Hrs *New Engine* £68,000 + VAT

Fendt 724V Profi 15 Reg, 5002 Hrs £80,000 + VAT

Fendt 936V Profi Plus 12 Reg, 5833 Hrs £83,000 + VAT

Fendt 6335CPL Ex-Demo, 25Ft Cut 0% Finance* £170,000 + VAT

Fendt 939V Profi 14 Reg, 4231 Hrs FSH £118,000 + VAT

Valtra T194 V 65 Reg, 2400 Hrs £70,000 + VAT

Valtra T154 V 16 Reg, 2789 Hrs £64,000 + VAT

Valtra T144H 67 Reg, Hrs £65,000 + VAT

Valtra S324 ST 18 Reg, 283 Hrs £140,000 + VAT

Valtra M130 05 Reg, 8300 Hrs £19,500 + VAT

Challenger MT775E 15 Reg, 3300 Hrs £135,000 + VAT

Challenger MT745C 12 Reg, 5579 Hrs £68,000 + VAT

Dieci Agri Plus 40.7 EVO2 67 Reg, 1957 Hrs £44,500 + VAT

TYM T433 + LT500 Loader 10 Reg, 394 Hrs £8,750 + VAT

John Deere 6130R + Loader 16 Reg, 2234 Hrs £62,000 + VAT

John Deere 6150R 15 Reg, 6360 Hrs £48,000 + VAT

JCB 418S Shovel 16 Reg, 2835 Hrs £85,000 + VAT

Merlo TF 38.7 15 Reg, 1732 Hrs £POA

Manitou MLT 634-120 PS 13 Reg, 5302 Hrs £30,000 + VAT

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JCB 3XC 4x4 Sitemaster or similar

ASALIFT onion hoover with rotating bar & paddle. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) AXLE-MOUNTED long reach Bomford hedge cutter, up to ÂŁ1,500. S Hill Tel 07881 786690/01603 759536 (Norfolk)


For further info please call

Rob on 07702 520447


Land Rovers Defenders Range Rovers Discoverys Freelanders

CAMBRIDGE rolls 12–12.4m, hydraulic folding please. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)

RITCHIE 56 conventional trailed bale carrier for little bales, not too worried about paintwork, as long as sound condition, prefer Kent area but will travel. J Lewis Tel 01622 890279/07759 927234 (Kent)



Covering East Anglia

LOG grab for telescopic loader, JCB ďŹ ttings; also log grab for 8t digger. P Maddever Tel 07778 156663 (Suffolk) SECONDHAND pig wallows, we are based near Ipswich, so as close to here as possible. G Woolf Tel 07747 694466/01473 747388 (Suffolk) SIEVES for Dominator 106 combine, in useable condition. S Hill Tel 07881 786690/01603 759536 (Norfolk) OAK beam required for inglenook, must be solid, minimum sizes 3.2m (126") long x 215mm (8") high x 215mm (8") wide. J Crooks Tel 07747 771769 (Suffolk) FORKLIFT or teleporter with min 3t lift, anything considered up to ÂŁ5,000. S Hill Tel 07881 786690/01603 759536 (Norfolk)

DIRECT drill coulters, suitable for Simba Freeow. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs) POTATO digger or spinner, in good order. J White Tel 07790 169329/01273 492252 (W Sussex) BROWN furniture sideboard, dresser or chest of drawers, to furnish old farmhouse. B Willis Tel 01892 782574 (Kent)

WANTED Used diet feeders any size, any make



Gerry Conlon


07721 442979


All types of scrap combines, sugar beet harvesters, tractors & machinery




S Gray Recycling

Tel: 077859 37779 or 01953 454462

all ages or condition cash paid and collected

01277 822001

or email


SINGLE or pair radial tyres, 16.9R38 420/85R38, only needed for occasional use tractor, 10% tread (or more) is enough, as long as no major damage, East Anglia only. S Slater Tel 07970 181379 (Suffolk)

Email details to

07770 692891

Collection Service Available




KUHN 3m toothed packer roller. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs)

ECTION ON COLLAny Power D I A P H Any Condition CAS

AIREDALE & Pennine Motor Car Club are searching for bumpy & sloping ďŹ elds in which to hold our very gentle car trials around Airedale or Calderdale, an evening or Sunday, once or twice a year, no 4x4s, just summer tyres used. J Rhodes Tel 01274 817177 (W Yorks)

Norfolk farmer & contractor wants good quality Fendt Tractors

VADERSTAD TopDown 4m wide. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs)


07836 540559


CAB required, to ďŹ t 121 Muirhill, 1976. C Banks Tel 07971 627574/01777 870246 (Notts)


Used Tractors and Good Clean Farm Equipment



Tel: Dereham (01362) 692104/637332

FRAME to connect front mounted 3m power harrow to the tractor front linkage. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs) CAMBRIDGE rolls, 12m, with 24" rings. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs)


BLOCK weight for front linkage, 750kg. ET Mason & Sons Tel 07973 877427 (Notts) DOORS for John Deere Gator. R Brown Tel 07825 943611/01487 842485 (Cambs) LISTER 3- or 4-cyl mobile aerator fan, preferably in working order. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincs) 12-ROW FMA beet hoe, good condition preferred, though would consider anything... even out of the nettles! T Herring Tel 07879 626911 (Suffolk) MF130 direct drill, must be tidy. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs) FORD Consul, Zephyr or Zodiac Mk2 complete, running or for spares please. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs) CHEAP concrete crusher, anything considered. S Hill Tel 07881 786690/01603 759536 (Norfolk) PART worn Simba DD press rings. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs) TRAILED subsoiler/rape seeder, with large rear packer or press, approx 4m. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs)

SIMBA MiniFlow drill seeding tines, anything considered. MD Langley & Sons Tel 07866 276500 (Notts) JONES Panascopic loader/telehandler, complete or spares please, or sell mine, with tines & bucket, non-runner. ÂŁ3,500. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs) LELY Roterra club tines, Essex/Suffolk area. Cash waiting. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex) MF front end weights to ďŹ t 6100 Series tractor, full set preferred, but half set considered. J Easy Tel 07879 645209 (Suffolk)

Farmer & contractor requires 12–20t agri dump trailers 59-65659


LARGE horizontal tank required, suitable for creosote dipping large pallets, minimum size required 4m x 2m rectangular tank. O Gronning (Heart of England Farms) Tel 01926 843460 (Warks)


01353 861694 07968 661115

LELY harrow tines, require spare tines part number 3510420010, 10 left & right hand. See picture. L Radford Tel 07784 586267/01480 462073 (Cambs)


David Smith

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DISC mower, approx 2.8m or wider, mainstream quality make preferred, age not so important, but must be mechanically good. G Howell 01728 723683/07903 089391(T) Suffolk GRAIN cooling pedestals. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincs)

MEAL mixer, Carier 2t. R Brown Tel 07825 943611/01487 842485 (Cambs)


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KUBOTA or similar, preferably with grass cutting deck & rear linkage/ PTO, front loader/bracketry an added bonus, age not so important, but must be in good order. G Howell 01728 723683/07903 089391(T) Suffolk

Email details to

Call James 07770 692891 TANCO front loader in good condition, must have Tanco quick ďŹ t carriage. S Croft Tel 07890 722347 (E Yorks) USED tractor rear tyre, 13.6x38, can be up to 50% tread with good walls. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk) FORDSON Major diesel required for spares. J Wilson Tel 01263 822241 (Norfolk) PLOUGH shares, Pt No 321-10DS, to ďŹ t a Fisher Humphries plough. M Eglen Tel 01362 860108 (Norfolk) FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE diesel vehicle for off road use, MOT failure OK, but must be good runner, near to Lincolnshire please. S Leggate Tel 07779 589210/01526 342275 (Lincs) PLASTIC bunded fuel tank, 1300L, in good condition. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk) WEAVING Sabre tine drill, 4 or 4.8m, Norfolk J Bambridge Tel 07584 420355 (Norfolk) FRONT end loader & brackets to ďŹ t Massey Ferguson 6290. D Duckitt Tel 07957 658573 (S Yorks)

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J. T. FRISKNEY LTD 17-29 West Street, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 5JE HI-SPEC Dealer for Lincolnshire MANITOU Dealers for Mid Lincs

2017 Merlo 26.7 compact – air conditioning – genuine 1400hrs exceptional condition – suitable for poultry houses, etc – finance available £33,500

Deutz 6165.4 RC-Shift c/w 4yr warranty & 0% finance........................... Demo Manitou MLT 635 Elite ................................................................ New Honda TRX 420 FA6 ...................................................................... Deutz 7250 TTV (2014) 2300hrs vgc, front/linkage Rich spec ................ Manitou MLT 634 TLSU 120PS 2012, vgc, flow control ......................... Manitou MLT 728T 1996 very good condition ........................................ Manitou powergrab 8’ wide ................................................................... Teagle 5050 bale chopper ..................................................................... 6’ single rotor topper ............................................................................ A400 disc drill P/H mount, following harrow, vgc, new discs.................. Vogel & Noot 2 furrow match plough excellent condition ........................ Stocks 16.9x28 dual rims ...................................................................... Manitou pallet tines c/w back plate, JCB pallet tines ............................... Manitou bucket used 2.5cu/m 8’ ........................................................... New PUH for Deutz 5 Series................................................................... 2007 Ford Transit 100T 350 van good condition .................................... Honda TRX 350 2wd electric gear change .............................................. Ex demo Stiga 1066H............................................................................ Mountfield 4125M c/w new 95cm Multiclip deck ................................... Used 5000L mains bunded fuel tank c/w auto nozzle, flowmeter, Watchman........................................................................................... Datatag Security fitting service available All prices ex Horncastle plus VAT at current rate

McCORMICK RANGE OF TRACTORS NOW IN STOCK AWAITING YOUR INSPECTION EXTRA SPECIAL DEALS NOW ON WITH SUPERB FINANCE PACKAGES 2004 Volvo EC5SB digger with buckets, good tracks etc, low hrs.......................................£14,000 2015 McHale mounted C430 straw bedder – an excellent buy ..................................... only £5,250 Amia hydraulic drive front mounted straw bedder, suit JCB Q fit – suit square bales – as new .......................................................................................................................£5,500 Fleming toppers, transport boxes, flat rolls, chain harrows – ex stock Portequip calf creep/beef feeders, bale trailers – all at exciting prices 2009 McCormick MC115 due in shortly – this is pristine & well sort after – don’t miss this VISIT OUR STORES FOR THE BEST HAYTER/TORO MOWER DEALS AROUND – YOUR CHANCE NOW

£69,995 POA £6,900 £61,500 POA POA £2,250 £1,450 £800 £6,450 POA £250 POA £750 POA POA £1,450 £925 £1,400 POA



Horsch Joker 8RT Classic ready for work, frame good, high output, extremely low-wear & maintenance friendly, c/w DD Lite packer, 2011 Stock No FG11046 £27,950

Lemken 4m Karat 9 hydraulic folding, auto-reset, steel ring packer Stock No FG11207 £11,950

Horsch Terrano 6 FG very good condition, late type triple row following harrow, good wearing metal Stock No FG11414 £14,500

Kockerling Rebell 6m excellent, very strong, well built machine, double STS roller Stock No FG11431 £23,950

Kuhn Discover XM hydraulic fold good X-pattern discs, hydraulic folding, crumbler packer Stock No FG11441 £8,500

Griffiths 12t grain trailer very nice, super singles, sprung axles, hydraulic door, sprung drawbar, grain chute Stock No FG10668 £8,150

Cherry Products 14t grain trailer good trailer, commercial axles, flotations, sprung drawbar, air brakes, grain chute Stock No FG10761 £8,250

AS Marston 10t grain trailer genuine trailer, manual door, grain chute Stock No FG10842 £5,650

This is a small selection of our machinery... we have over 300 machines in stock

Vaderstad TopDown TD600 6m working width, ready for work, good condition Stock No FG11359 £23,950

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2011 Kuhn 2190 round baler, variable chamber – a really nice example .............................£12,500 2003 Claas 260 round baler – extremely well cared for – 29,000 bales ................................£5,750 2006 Krone VP1800 round baler – a very reliable unit in nice condition ................................£4,500 2019 McHale V660 with knives – demo model – try on your farm – superb performance 1998 Parmiter 4m folding chain harrow – remarkable condition ..............................................£475 Wide choice of chain harrows from 4’–18’ in stock at very keen prices 2009 NC 16t veg trailer, flotation tyres – used for grain only – immaculate .........................£12,000 Nordsten 3m/Cousins Cultimate drill combination – priced to sell & good condition .....£1,275 8t tandem axle trailer – up & over tailgate – good sound condition – no VAT ................£1,850 Western 8t silage trailer complete with auto tailgate – worth viewing ...........................£2,850 Wide range of Teagle/Tulip fertiliser spreaders – refurbished................................from £2,750 2010 McCormick TTX230 – front linkage & PTO/air/80% tyres – no problems – genuine & cheap 2011 Ferguson 3625 4wd with power loader, 1800hrs – you won’t find better ...................£22,000 2004 JCB 520.50 compact loadall with forks/bucket & test cert ready ...............................£16,000 2002 Merlo 28.7 loader – 6000hrs – this is a bargain buy .................................................£15,500 Amazone 3m disc drill/power harrow combination – Q fit tines & tyres – as new .........£5,500 Kubota RTV900 utility vehicle, 4x4 diesel – really good condition throughout ...............£5,250

Visit us on and

Tel: 01507 523233 Mob: 07715 324301 63737

2007 2010 2013 2004

Pottinger MEX6 trailed forage harvester – farmer owned & genuine .............................£3,250 Krone 4.61 Swadro single rotor rake – excellent value.................................................£3,250 Krone 8.82 tedder, 8 rotor – very tidy & ready for work ...............................................£6,750 Claas Volto tedder, 6 rotor – a really good example .....................................................£4,750 Krone 7.52 tedder – as new – not to be missed ..........................................................£6,000 Lely 320MC mower /conditioner – this is a good buy ..................................................£4,500

Sumo Trio 3m very good condition, heavy duty packer, good legs, lift-out discs, 2011, excellent points Stock No FG11587 £10,150

Warwick 12t grain trailer Richard Western 16t Root good, rollover sheet, sprung trailer excellent, flotation tyres, axles, hydraulic door, air breaks, spr axles, hyd door, spr d/bar, grain chute, greedy boards load sensing brakes, r/over sheet Stock No FG10994 £8,650 Stock No FG11240 £15,250

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RECRUITMENT and About People Tel: 01473 691888 email:

Farm Grain Buyers/Grain Traders


2 locations East Anglia and Scotland

Cefetra is one of the UK’s leading traders of grains and animal feed raw materials with a strong record of growth and profitability. The company currently trades circa 4.5 Million Tonnes of commodities per annum. Cefetra is expanding further and building a nationwide domestic grain origination arm of the business. The company is looking to strengthen the Grain Trading team across the whole of the UK working from the current bases in Scotland, Somerset, East Anglia (Norfolk & Suffolk) and Yorkshire.

Due to taking on a new franchise, we require the following:


To facilitate this growth Cefetra is looking to recruit experienced Farm Grain Buyers to purchase grain from farmers. Working for a well-respected and successful agricultural business, you will be visiting an existing base of farmers and developing new contacts to grow the business. To complement the additions to the Farm Buying team the company will also require additional Grain Traders. The successful candidates will be willing to work as part of a progressive and pro-active team, will have a good understanding of agriculture and will go the extra mile to offer excellent customer service.

Full knowledge of agricultural parts Able to use the IBCOS Gold parts computer system Manufacturer’s training given


Ÿ Ability to build and develop business relationships with farmers and external clients. Ÿ Ideally experience of working in an arable farm sales environment and a good understanding of the arable sector. Ÿ Good levels of literacy and numeracy. Ÿ Commercial focus Ÿ Flexible approach to work and managing changing priorities. Ÿ Well organised and determined. Ÿ Able to work alone and as part of a team. Ÿ Clean driving licence. Ÿ IT literate.

Come and join a friendly team. Salary negotiable. Pension Please apply by email, post or contact direct: David Eley, Suffolk Agri Centre Ltd Fen Road, Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2JS Phone : 01359 232155

Salary: A competitive remuneration package will be offered depending upon experience. Please submit your CV and covering letter by e-mail to Mrs S McKie, HR Manager, at 65430

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Tractor Drivers, Sprayer Operators, Fencers, Livestock Workers and all Rural Staff

01284 747292

Auction Administrator Cheffins are looking for a full-time auction administrator for their busy sale ground at Sutton, Ely, home of the largest monthly agricultural machinery auction in Europe


Recruitment and About People Email:

Farmers Guide

Duties will include: - To secure and maximise agricultural equipment consignments for our monthly auction - Cataloguing, photographing and lotting up machinery and equipment - Dealing with pre and post-auction enquiries - General office duties - Some weekend work - The role will be both office and yard based Requirements: - Genuine interest in agricultural machinery - Ability to work within a small team or independently - Basic IT skills and good communication skills - Previous experience of the agricultural machinery market would be an advantage For an application form and further details, please contact: Suzi Smith, HR Director on or 01223 271953

01353 777767

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About People New area manager for Yara having previously worked for Timac Agro UK, ADAS and Teagasc. In addition, she is in the process of completing her PhD, with a focus on strategies to limit greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from animal housing and manure storage. “Nicola is a great addition to our team,” says Yara UK business manager, Solid and Foliar products Roger Brogden. “The feedback from our customers has been excellent so far. The plan is to continue building on that foundation and give farmers the best results possible.”

New talent for sprayer manufacturer Sprayer manufacturer Househam has appointed Daryl Dunn as area sales manager for Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire born and bred, Daryl has always worked in agriculture, was brought up on a farm in Wragby and has worked on farms from a young age. “More recently I’ve worked for an

agricultural trials company, testing crop protection products and monitoring crops and my last role was at an agricultural machinery dealership.” Robert Willey, managing director, says: “As we grow as a business, we continue to invest in the best talent to look after our valued customers. We’re delighted to have Daryl in the sales team and welcome his enthusiasm and valuable experience.”

Arable product manager for Certis UK Neil Beadle has been appointed Arable product manager for Certis UK. He has joined the company’s marketing team working alongside

other product managers and reporting to Nathan Whitehouse. According to Certis UK, Neil brings with him a wealth of experience in crop protection marketing in the UK having worked for ISK, DuPont and FMC.

Scotland sales manager Mhairi Robertson has been appointed as sales manager for Scotland for Omex Agriculture, replacing Gavin Inglis who recently retired. Mhairi is from a farming background and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997 with a degree in agricultural science and is FACTS qualified. She has extensive experience working in food and farm related businesses

based in Scotland, including time as a trader with Allied Grain and in the wholesale solid and retail liquid fertiliser business with Yara. Prior to joining Omex Mhairi worked for Frontier Agriculture for five years as business development manager for Scotland, specialising in liquid fertiliser. “I am delighted to be part of the Omex team, particularly at this important time when growers are looking for help to evaluate whether a move to liquid fertiliser products may be right for them,” she said.

Bruce Masson, a director of MHA Larking Gowen’s long-established Farm and Landed Estates team, has become a partner at the 131-year-old accountancy firm. “We are delighted to announce this important appointment,” states MHA Larking Gowen managing partner, Jon Woolston. “Bruce joined the company in 2018 as director of our widely respected 46-strong Farm and Landed Estates team, bringing his invaluable perspective to this core part of our business. “MHA Larking Gowen’s Farm and Landed Estate team is the largest in East Anglia and one of the largest in the country,” Bruce Masson adds. “Our clients range from traditional family farms to large farming businesses and rural estates who collectively operate across more than 400,000 acres throughout East Anglia and beyond. “Many have been with us for generations and rely on us as trusted advisers. It is a privilege for me to guide clients and help them with all aspects of their farm accountancy

requirements, from asset management to succession planning. This is particularly important against a background of constant change in regulation, technology and land prices, as well as future uncertainty, for example in the area of subsidies.” Mr Masson has 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant. He trained with Saffery Champness in London and Bristol, spending eight years with the firm before moving to Kingston Smith LLP to work in its entrepreneurial business department. In 2012, Bruce relocated to Suffolk to join another large accountancy firm as director in its Accounting and Business Advisory department, specialising in agriculture, estates and private clients. Based at MHA Larking Gowen’s Diss office, Norfolk, Bruce adds: “Becoming a partner demonstrates a long-term commitment to the industry and to the firm. In my new role, I look forward to contributing to the future direction of the business, which provides a welcoming, friendly work environment where there is a strong emphasis on employee wellbeing.”

New potato expert for East Anglia David Wilson has taken on the role of knowledge exchange manager (potatoes) for AHDB in East Anglia and the South East. He will work with growers on key initiatives. Having started out as a farm manager and then agronomist, David’s career has also included time at food manufacturer McCains. He

joins AHDB from Syngenta where he was area manager and potato specialist. David joins AHDB’s new arable knowledge exchange (KE) team, following the decision to combine the potatoes team with the cereals and oilseeds sector team. David will join Dr Bill Watts, who recently joined as KE Manager (potatoes) for the West Midlands, South West and Wales.

Pulses UK elects new president Lewis Cottey was elected president of Pulses UK (formerly BEPA) at the organisation’s Annual Meeting, with James Maguire stepping up as vicepresident. At the meeting, Mr Cottey paid tribute to the immediate pastpresident Franek Smith for his hard work on behalf of members over the past two years as BEPA has been

transformed, re-named and reenergised as Pulses UK. “This is a time of uncertainty – but we must see it as a time of challenges to be overcome.,” said Mr Cottey. “We are now in great shape to focus on giving our industry a secure future. “A key role for Pulses UK is to liaise with the UK Government as well as relevant national and international bodies to encourage the production and consumption of home-produced pulses. We will do this by promoting their value as healthy, high-protein, high-fibre and sustainable foods,” he said.

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Yara has announced the appointment of Nicola Rochford as area manager for the West Midlands and South Wales. Nicola’s role will involve bringing Yara’s extensive range of fertiliser products to farms in the West Midlands and South Wales, working with farmers to advise them how to make the most of their crops’ potential. Nicola has extensive experience and expertise in boosting fertiliser efficiency and crop nutrition,

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All of our spreaders are manufactured by ourselves in the UK and combine heavy duty construction with top quality components. Standard specifications include 20mm chain, 70mm shafts and bearings, commercial axles, wide angle PTOs.



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”The V660 provides the ideal bale quality with good solid bales and I have the flexibility to vary the bale size and core density when baling different crops.” Steve Lear farms over 800 hectares and finishes 400 Limousin suckler cattle. Steve does all his own baling with a McHale V660 Variable Chamber Baler. Each year 80% of the bales produced are 5ft bales of hay and straw while the remaining 20% are 4’6” bales of silage. Over the years Steve has used various brands of balers and he made the decision to purchase a McHale V660 as he felt “McHale designed machines are very solid and well built.” Steve commented “The McHale V660 provides the ideal bale quality with good solid bales and I have the flexibility to vary the bale size and core density when baling different crops. Steve produces 4ft 6” bales of silage and when he bales hay and straw he makes larger bales up to 5’6”. Steve said “I’ve done over 15,000 bales and never had any problems.” When asked if he is thinking about changing the baler Steve replied “No not at the moment, I am very happy with it. It makes good solid bales in all types of crop and in the various sizes I need. From what I see in magazines, McHale balers hold their value well and as a result I’m confident I will get a good resale price, so my investment is a good one.”



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