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Farmers Guide March 2020

Farmers Guide


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Contents Out & About ........................................................................................................................5 Comment .............................................................................................................................6 Grain & fertiliser advice...................................................................................................9 News in brief .................................................................................................................... 10


Arable Increased risk of virus yellows in beet crops this spring......................... 12 Maximising value from spring oilseed rape................................................. 15 Smallest OSR harvest for 25 years predicted............................................... 16 Insecticide-free regime defies flea beetle in North East ........................ 20 Caring for compromised wheat ........................................................................ 22 Field focus................................................................................................................... 26 Good spring management required for weedy stubbles...................... 30

Machinery Dealer event celebrates 60 years...................................................................... 33 Latest self-propelled sprayer features at customer days........................ 48 Lincs dealer open day success ........................................................................... 55

Caring for compromised wheat

Drills & direct drilling


Power on the land ................................................................................................... 63

Drainage & irrigation 50 years of research & development .............................................................. 73

Farm buildings Farm & livestock buildings: Can you make improvements? ................. 83

Livestock Making the most of the dry period ..............................................................103 Dairy-Tech review – the future is bright for dairy ....................................105

Dairy, forage & silage Silage quality & increased flexibility result from new harvester..............106

Dealer event celebrates 60 years

Henry Brown’s Vintage Page ...................................................................................123 Christmas competition answers & winners ......................................................124 Agricultural contractors ............................................................................................126 Classified ..........................................................................................................................131 Recruitment, including About People ................................................................201


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With Farmers Guide editor Rachel Hicks and the team

1 The Doe Show was packed with both new and used machinery for sale. Classified sales executive Sam Wilson coordinated nicely with a New Holland tractor! 2 Sarah Kidby attended the Norfolk Farming Conference where Sir Peter Kendall’s message was "Let’s embrace the challenge. I am absolutely convinced that for the younger generation this is a great opportunity." 3 Meeting our readers is an important part of what we do. Classified sales executive Sophie is pictured here chatting to reader John Lumb, who said Farmers Guide is "the best farming magazine in the whole country". 4 David Williams was busy as always this month, with various open days, shows and on-farm interviews. Here, he is pictured at the G&J Peck open day, page 55. 5 Dairy-Tech focused heavily on climate change, vegan trends and innovation. Pictured is speaker Professor Toby Mottram, founder of agri-tech start-up Milkalyser.

Welcome to the March issue of Farmers Guide. The FG team has been out in force recently, attending events across the length and breadth of the country. The month began more locally, with machinery editor David Williams, marketing manager K.M Sharp, classified sales executive Sam Wilson and myself all heading to Ernest Doe & Sons’ Ulting depot to attend the 60th Doe Show. There was finally a welcome break in the awful wet weather, and all three days of the event were dry (albeit bitterly cold on the opening day!). Marking the end of the pheasant shooting season, the UK’s largest dealer event attracts farmers, contractors, foresters and construction workers from across East Anglia and the south-east and it was well attended as always. In addition to stalwart brands such as New Holland and Case IH among others, Bednar was a welcome newcomer to the show. As well as celebrating 60 years, the show was the first to be presided over by new managing director Angus Doe, who recently stepped into his father’s shoes to take on the role. You’ll find David’s review of the Doe Show starting on page 33, plus plenty of videos and interviews with some of the many brands on our Facebook page. With no time to rest on her laurels, the following day K.M accompanied sales executive Sophie Brough to the Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show where they manned the Farmers Guide stand. The best thing about taking a stand at shows like this is that we get to speak with so many of our readers, as well as introducing the magazine to new ones. We appreciate hearing feedback and finding out what you enjoy reading about, and what you’d like to see more of. Meanwhile in Warwickshire, production editor Sarah was busy representing the magazine at Dairy-Tech, where many of the conversations were inevitably about climate change. Speakers in both the dairy and innovation hubs were keen to stress that farmers should not be phased by vegan trends and ‘dairy bashing’ in the media, which Sarah found to be

such an emotive topic that she wrote a full article about it – you can read ‘Is mylk a threat to British dairy?‘ on page 6. You‘ll also find a review of Dairy-Tech on page 105. Sarah also attended the Norfolk Farming Conference in mid-February, where AHDB chairman Sir Peter Kendall said during his opening speech that he believes the industry is facing one of the biggest changes since either the first or the second agricultural revolution. But despite the clear challenges ahead, the conference was far from doom and gloom and three young farmers closed the conference with their vision for the future, sharing their stories of diversification, specialisation and creative methods. You‘ll find more info at www.farmersguide.co.uk. A continuing issue right now is the weather. If you've been affected by flooding, RABI has released an initial £50,000 in emergency funding to provide grants to farmers affected by extreme weather in England and Wales, and expects to be able to release more. To apply for financial aid, call RABI’s helpline on 0808 281 9490. You can also call the Farming Community Network for help and advice on 0300 011 1999.

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Is ‘mylk’ a threat to British dairy? The growing trend for a more vegan or plant-based lifestyle has seen a booming trade in alternatives to milk, causing inevitable concern in the dairy sector. Should we be worried? Sarah Kidby reports. Market research company Mintel suggests nearly a quarter of British consumers (23 per cent) used plant-based alternatives to milk in a three-month study period last year. But, while products such as oat milk, almond milk and relative newcomer pea milk – which hit UK supermarkets last year – appear to be in vogue, AHDB figures suggest most consumers don’t see them as a replacement for milk. Senior consumer insight manager, Susie Stannard said: “Approximately 60 per cent of dairy alternatives are consumed along with a dairy product – whether that be a cheese and ham panini with an almond milk latte, or margarine in a cheese sandwich. “We know that 98 per cent of households still buy real milk,” she added. “We’ve seen around 0.6 per cent decline in liquid dairy milk in the past year but that has come from people consuming fewer hot drinks – particularly black tea with a splash of milk – rather than a conscious turning away from dairy. Ironically, because we had such a poor summer, milk occasions grew in the short term due to people having more cuppas.” There may even be opportunities for arable farmers in the future. Susie added: “Oat milk in particular and oat products such as porridge, generally have been experiencing growth in recent years due to strong health perceptions around heart health and the benefits of fibre.”

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‘Health halo’ Despite the common perception that vegan equals healthier and more environmentally friendly, a recent survey of seasonal hot drinks, carried out by Action on Sugar, raised concerns about lack of labelling and a ‘health halo’ around some products. Starbucks’ Oat Milk Venti Latte was found to contain over 7tsp of sugar and 350 calories, compared to the same drink with semi-skimmed milk, which had 5tsp of sugar and 168 calories. Campaign director Katharine Jenner, said: “Customers looking for dairy alternatives could be shocked to learn that many coffee shops and cafes use pre-sweetened alternative milks, as the nutrition information is often very difficult to find.” Some nutritionists have raised concerns about whether alternative milks supply the correct level of nutrients. Rhiannon Lambert, founder of Harley Street clinic Rhitrition, was quoted by the Telegraph as saying dairy milk is “superior” from a nutritional perspective. “The only alternative milk which has a nutritional profile with almost as much to offer [as dairy milk] is soya milk, which also contains a fair amount of protein,” she added. “But, in general, alternative milks don’t do much to bulk up your nutritional intake.”

Environmental impacts While a study by the University of Oxford last year suggested that, on

a global scale, dairy milk production results in higher greenhouse gas emissions, land use and water use than rice, soy, oat and almond milk, UK livestock production is among the most sustainable in the world. Milk production accounts for just 2.7 per cent of UK emissions and the dairy industry reduced emissions by 24 per cent from 2008–2015, according to Dairy UK’s chief executive Dr Judith Bryans. British dairy cattle are predominantly rainfed – unlike the crops used for many alternative products – and they also play a part in carbon sequestration and putting valuable nutrients back into the soil, avoiding soil erosion. NFU chief dairy adviser James Osman said the carbon footprint of British milk is 60 per cent lower than the global average, and noted that it is important to consider other factors alongside GHG emissions. “On paper, an alternative milk drink may have a lower carbon footprint, but it may not contain as many beneficial nutrients, so it

compared like-for-like,” he explained. “With this in mind, we encourage the public to consider the carbon footprint of alternative milk products imported from abroad and buy British dairy where possible to help the agriculture industry achieve its ambition of reaching net zero emissions by 2040.”

The future for dairy Although the dairy industry is often unfairly maligned in the media with regard to climate change, it will still be necessary for it – and other industries – to continue reducing its environmental impact going forward. A recent report – Dairy Vision for 2030 by Kite Consulting – predicts that a 30 per cent reduction in GHG emissions can be achieved in the next 10 years through increasing milk yield per cow, increasing feed conversion efficiency, using technology and breeding to deliver better health and fertility, and making better use of nitrogen to reduce NO2. FG

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Knowing your market is vital in a season that will test every UK arable farmer UK farmers may take a crumb of comfort in knowing they are not the only growers in the world facing extremely challenging conditions, as they contemplate drilling their spring crops in order to try and salvage something from this most difficult season. Spring always brings with it many mixed feelings, writes Openfield’s head of compliance, shipping and research, Cecilia Pryce (right). The days start getting longer and the birds start singing a happier tune, but I know this year many UK farmers will be struggling to find happy thoughts when looking at undrilled fields and sodden soils. But there may be some small comfort in knowing we aren’t alone with our drilling concerns. After years of drought in the US, there are farmers in major corn and spring wheat areas that are starting to wonder when they may also start to dry out. Last year, when water levels started to rise, close to 7.2 million hectares were left undrilled. A huge area, and one that US farmers won’t want to miss out on drilling this coming season. But when matched with a plague of locusts affecting seven East African countries, which is also apparently the fault of prolonged heavy rain in southern Saudi Arabia, the African swine fever crisis and the Australian bush fires, it becomes clear there are many farmers around the globe who are wondering what happens next. The fact is, regardless of weather, the global population needs to eat and maybe a few harsh weather events and biblical plagues are what

it takes for many modern cash rich consumers to remember what is important. We all need food of some sort, but consumers seem to forget that they also need farmers to grow it, that crops tend to be annual, that weather has an impact and pests and diseases need keeping in check or the shop remains empty. The need to accurately measure area of crops planted and final harvest tonnages is also vitality important – any mistakes can lead to volatility in prices which adds uncertainty to farmers’ incomes and, ultimately, a country’s ability to be ‘self-sufficient’. This current season is likely to test every UK arable farmer. The uncertainty as to crop size and areas planted could leave many with spring crops that they haven’t grown before, or 2019 harvested crops that will be left in the silo for marketing in 2020. Whatever situation you find yourself in, before you drill spring crops or when looking at what you already

have in the ground, it’s important to understand your local UK domestic markets. Put very simply, do you know who eats what and how close are they from you? Then ask yourself a levelling question; if my grain consumption points don’t need what I’m drilling, who does need it and how far away are they? Buyers come in many forms but gaining best price relies on market knowledge and avoiding unnecessary rejections and claims. The lead up to harvest 2020 won’t be easy but investing in time to understand your full marketing choices should be time well spent.

Fertiliser matters February brought even more unsettled weather which has closed the window for drilling winter crops with the focus now turning to planting for spring, writes Openfield’s fertiliser manager, Lucy Hassall (right).

Source: International Grains Council – London Wheat Report.

Due to the amount of rainfall we have experienced this could result in valuable nutrients being leached out of the soil profile, meaning soil testing could be advantageous to ensure the crop is receiving its full requirements to give it the best start. With a shorter growing period for spring crops it will be vital for crops to receive their fertiliser requirement early to promote growth. The use of NPK at this time will reduce the amount of passes where travelling conditions may not be at their best. With a weaker market of late there is a good buying opportunity to ensure requirements are on farm ready for first application. FG

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Cereals 2020 tickets on sale Tickets are now on sale for Cereals 2020, to be held on 10–11th June. According to Comexposium event organiser Alli McEntyre: “There is so much going on at Cereals – from working machinery demonstrations to the packed seminar programme, not to mention the invaluable networking opportunities – that it’s only right that farmers want to bring their whole teams with them. But in the past, costs have been prohibitive, so we have worked hard with our industry partners to bring the event to a wider audience and make it more affordable for all.” New features include a Young Farmers’ Club programme with a focus on sustainability, an Innovation & Technology demonstration area, and a drainage showcase – extremely topical given the recent wet autumn and winter. There will also be a Grain Exchange for fresh ideas from grain marketing companies, an improved event layout and more crop plots featuring leading and award-winning varieties For more information or to book tickets visit www.cerealsevent.co.uk.  www.cerealsevent.co.uk.

Quad bike complacency is a killer, warns rural risk expert Matt McWhirter of Farmers & Mercantile Insurance Brokers (FMIB) is warning farmers not to underestimate the dangers of quad bike use, urging them to avoid “subconscious thinking” and to take extra care to ensure their safe use. “Complacency is farm safety’s worst enemy and is a particular concern in relation to ATVs which will often be deployed on a daily basis for a variety of farming-related tasks,” he said. “Our brains are good at switching

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JCB cuts production levels amid coronavirus outbreak British manufacturer JCB has reduced working hours for thousands of its staff due to predicted supply issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The move has resulted in a 34-hour week, which started on 17th February, for around 4,000 UK production employees until further notice. There was also an immediate suspension of all overtime. Chief operating officer Mark Turner said: “The disruption to the component supply chain in the UK comes at a time when demand for JCB products is very strong, so while this course of action is very unfortunate, it is absolutely necessary to protect the business and our skill base. JCB has discussed the measures with the GMB union and says it will pay employees for a 39-hour week. They will bank the hours and work them back later in the year.

New Gator is the ‘most comfortable ever’ According to John Deere, its new premium XUV 865R Gator is the most comfortable model ever produced in the company’s cross-over utility vehicle range. The 23hp diesel-powered model combines the performance of the XUV 865M with a range of additional features, including a luxurious cab. Standard spec includes a continuously variable transmission with on-demand 4wd, power steering and independent suspension. The XUV 865R Gator is powered by an 854cc 3-cyl, liquid-cooled OHV diesel engine producing 23hp at 3600rpm, with a top speed of 31mph. The cargo box can be easily converted to a flat-bed and has a load capacity of 454kg, while towing capacity is 900kg and total payload is 680kg. The new Gator can also be fitted with a wide range of attachments, from snow blades to winches.

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to autopilot, but the short, narrow wheelbase of ATVs can make them susceptible to rolling and calls for a focused mind at all times. It is a legal requirement for employers to provide adequate training for employees who use ATVs. This should extend to family members, including children over the age of 13, who anecdotal evidence suggests are regular ATV users and who are all too frequently forgotten about when it comes to health and safety compliance.” No child under 13 is legally permitted to drive an ATV for work. They are also prohibited to ride as passengers.

A new suspended front axle option is now available for Case IH Quantum tractors, bringing to the specialty tractor sector the same levels of on-road and in-field comfort that operators of larger models in the Case IH range already benefit from, helping to reduce fatigue and increase

productivity. Utilising a swing arm design connected by a saddle-type pivot, the layout of the suspension system means the structure is particularly robust, which ensures no friction is created between the saddle bar and the front axle. Suspension height can be set up manually from the cab, and this also allows any front implement to be attached and adjusted more easily. The system has four ride modes to suit all applications: locked, soft, medium and hard.

Cumbrian dealership makes tractor switch Newton Trailer Centre, run by Tony and Fiona Blackburn at Newton Reigny near Penrith, is already part of the Argo Tractors nationwide dealer network, having supplied Landini products for several years. But a review of the tractor market in the county has resulted in the business switching to Argo’s McCormick range. “We’ll continue to wholeheartedly support our Landini customers with parts, servicing and anything else they need,” emphasises Tony Blackburn. “But there are more McCormick users across the county who need this support and

we’re now able to provide it.” Ben Agar, sales director at Argo Tractors operations for the UK and Ireland, said: “This strategic move will ensure continuity of parts and service support for farmers and contractors running McCormick tractors, from a dealership that already has the product knowledge and technical know-how needed to provide the best possible back-up.”

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News in brief NIAB moves to new Cambridge headquarters

Scot strongwoman trains with tractor Record-breaking Scottish strongwoman Kim Best has borrowed one of her employer’s 6t tractors while training for her next event. The 26-year-old, who is a lab scientist for Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) working from its Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory at Moredun’s Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian, paid a visit to SRUC’s

nearby research farm to keep up her strength. Kim, originally from Tain in the Highlands, recently broke the world record in the Yoke Walk, completing a 10m course with 350kg on her back in just 24.42 seconds. She now has her sights set on Scotland’s Strongest Woman 2020, which takes place in Motherwell on 3rd May.

Crop science organisation NIAB has opened new headquarters in Cambridge following a two-year, £25million redevelopment and construction project. The new Lawrence Weaver Road campus includes offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, growth room facilities and meeting rooms. It is sited on NIAB’s original Old Granary and John Bingham Laboratory site, opposite the organisation’s home for the past 100 years on Huntingdon Road. CEO and director Dr Tina Barsby commented: “The development is an exciting new chapter in NIAB’s history following our centenary celebration last year, reflecting NIAB’s ambitions and aspirations

across the regional, national and international agri-science and business communities.” The Crop Science Centre is a partnership between NIAB and the University of Cambridge, which involves working with industrial partners to translate the university’s plant research into outputs for the farmer, processor and consumer in the UK and around the world.

Fogging contractors confirm last date for CIPC application Nick Green, chairman of the NAAC Group, said: “The Group represents all fogging contractors and many self-applicators and are not prepared to put growers’ 2020 crops at risk of exceeding any temporary MRL after the withdrawal date. We reiterate the AHDB message of ’if you fog them, you can’t flog them’. We would encourage any self-applicators who are not part of the group to join and take advantage of the best practice information that is available for potato sprout suppression.“ All contractors and self-applicators have access to alternative products and details can be found on the AHDB website. 71106

At a recent meeting of the NAAC Post Harvest Treatment Group, contractors and self-applicators endorsed the AHDB Industry position that the last date for application of CIPC will be 31st July 2020, meaning that no applications will be made to the 2020 crop. The decision was taken following the withdrawal of CIPC as a product, announced by the European Union’s Health and Food Safety Directorate-General Appeal Committee as of 8th January 2020.

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Increased risk of virus yellows in beet crops this spring Crops are at an increased risk of virus yellows this season, believes BBRO.

the threshold of one green wingless aphid per four plants up to the 12leaf stage before spraying,” he said. In 2018, crop samples sent to BBRO indicated that 18 per cent of sugar beet fields were infected with virus yellows and this rose to 55 per cent of fields in 2019. “Anything you can do on farm to manage aphid levels and reduce the spread of virus yellows will be critical this season,” concluded Professor Stevens.

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With few frosts to speak of this winter, and evidence of aphid populations building over the past few years, in all likelihood there will be high levels of infestation this spring and with that an increased risk of virus yellows spreading into sugar beet crops. Dominic Kilburn writes. That was the main message from the BBRO’s head of science, Professor Mark Stevens (right) speaking at BeetTech20. He said that previous insect surveys carried out by Rothamsted have shown that relatively warm conditions in January and February can mean an earlier aphid migration in the spring – straight into crops such as sugar beet. “Warmer winter weather does have an impact,” he stated. “If aphids are able to survive over winter in oilseed rape and other brassicas, as well as in catch crops and weeds, then so is the virus. “If cleaner loader dumps are infected with virus, for example, there’s an opportunity for aphids to move through them and acquire the virus, and so managing farm hygiene is also very important,” he added. According to Professor Stevens, the virus yellows forecast a year ago (following a similarly mild winter) predicted that between 22–54 per cent of UK sugar beet could “go yellow” without any kind of treatment to protect crops. “That was a reminder of just how bad the situation could be,” he stressed, pointing out to delegates that aphid control on farm is now anything but straightforward. “From the mid-90s pest control in sugar beet was relatively simple; a combination of a neonicotinoid

and pyrethroid seed treatment was enough to control soil and winged pests and there was little need for extra insecticides. But with the banning of neonics by the EU, and widespread aphid resistance to pyrethroids, ahead of the 2019 season was a changing point – while we still had tefluthrin for the control of soil pests, there was nothing for the control of winged pests in sugar beet.” However, 2019 control options were boosted with the availability of one application of cereal and potato aphicide Teppeki (flonicamid) and up to two applications of Biscaya (thiacloprid) through emergency authorisation (EA) to coincide with aphid migration. “Options for this season include Teppeki and potentially other products through an EA, but it’s worth reminding growers that resistance to pyrethroids and carbamates remains a major issue, and they often impact on beneficial insects. “We must look after beneficial insects and so don’t be tempted to apply them,” he added. Professor Stevens urged growers to go to the BBRO website this spring where its Aphid Survey will provide early warning of aphid flight pressure in their area from mid-April onwards. “Growers must then look for green wingless aphids and adhere to

BBRO trials work to assess varietal resistance to virus yellows has continued, said BBRO’s Dr Alistair Wright. He said that 12 varieties were assessed in 2019, four of which were on the current Recommended List, the other eight were coded varieties from breeders, and were inoculated with either beet yellows virus (BYV) or beet mild yellowing virus (BMYV), while some remained uninoculated. According to Dr Wright, a drone was used to measure comparisons of the virus across 140 plots throughout the season. “In terms of yield data, we noted that one variety in particular had no significant drop in yield when infested with BMYV and only a slight drop in yield (25 per cent) when infested with BYV. Far lower levels than we would expect from a traditional susceptible variety,” he explained. “All four RL varieties responded exactly the same with the traditional 30–50 per cent yield loss depending on the virus, so we’re not at the stage yet where we can say go and grow ‘variety X’ because it will give you a better response to ‘variety Y’. “Steps are definitely moving in the right direction, and it’s really positive for the industry as a whole,” he added.

Spring drilling BBRO production and mechanisation lead, Stephen Aldis said that patience and timing would be key ahead of drilling this season’s beet crop following such a wet winter. Lessons learned from the challenges of this year’s harvest had been that level seedbeds and consistent planting can really put you in good stead for the following harvest, he began. “But growers must think flexibly as to how they are going to achieve

their seedbeds this spring. Soil type will have a big impact on when and how you can operate. Treat soil type by soil type and field by field to really get the optimum out of your seedbed,” he explained. “Over cultivation is something I hear growers talk about each season and so it’s important to target those areas that you know are of concern and not everywhere.” Mr Aldis also warned about cultivating too deep when trying to alleviate wheelings. “If you are doing tillage at depth this spring to remove wheelings then look behind you to check you are doing good, rather than making it worse,” he added. He also asked growers to think carefully about what to do with land where wheat crops had failed from excessive water levels and which is earmarked for beet in 2021. He said that, come May time, there would be opportunity to restructure the soil, update drainage plans, apply organic material or get a cover crop established. Moving on to seed rates, Mr Aldis said there was no evidence that over 100,000 plants/ha will achieve more yield. “As seed rate increases, your area use efficiency falls – the more seeds that are drilled, the spacing between them gets worse, producing uneven emergence and gappy establishment, and this can make it very difficult come harvest. “In addition, there is no evidence to suggest that increased populations can help mitigate losses through virus. In fact we have the opposite opinion, that increasing plant competition results in the crop getting to the 12-leaf stage later, resulting in a detrimental effect.” Mr Aldis said that the optimum target depth for planting seed was between 2.5 and 3cm but there is the option to go to between a 3 and 5cm depth if growers are looking for moisture. “It’s not all about the level of moisture on the day, either. Seed planting depth also depends on the forecast as to how deep it should be. If we know there are going to be prolonged days of hot, dry weather then we should be more confident to go deeper and get better establishment. “Going deeper can of course result in a more uneven emergence so if growers can get seed into that optimum depth, then this should provide the optimum delivery of 12-true leaves and mature plant resistance.” FG

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Arable Spring oilseed rape plants develop less branches than winter sown varieties so this must be compensated by a higher plant density.

Maximising value from spring oilseed rape

“Pollen beetle are a bigger threat to spring sown crops than winter ones as they migrate to the spring crops after the winter crops have flowered, so you must remain vigilant and take appropriate action where needed. “PGRs are not usually required and, generally, use of inputs is lower than with winter oilseed rape crops so this helps offset the lower yields you are likely to achieve. “Furthermore, it adds another spring crop into the rotation so spring oilseed rape can be a useful tool in black-grass management where this is a problem. “Plus, of course, there are excellent prospects for oilseed rape prices in the coming months so margins should be good.”

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With the area of UK-grown spring oilseed rape potentially as high as 60,000ha this year compared with around 10,000ha usually, what are the key management areas new growers should focus on? While the 4–5t/ha yields achieved by spring oilseed rape in some countries might be difficult to repeat in UK conditions, 3t/ha should be a realistic target for many growers this year, says DSV UK’s Sarah Hawthorne. “Spring sown oilseed rape is really only a niche crop in the UK but it is widely grown throughout the rest of the world so there is considerable knowledge available on how to get the most out of it. “In fact, at a global level, around two thirds of all oilseed rape produced is spring sown and it’s becoming increasingly popular as you head towards Eastern Europe. It is estimated 1.4million ha is grown in Russia annually.” Much of its increasing popularity is down to development of varieties that deliver consistently high yields in the shorter growing period available, combined with greater understanding of the crop’s management, she says. “Sowing is a critical area and should be carried out in the best conditions possible to ensure rapid and even emergence. It is always better to wait for optimum seedbed conditions rather than sowing early. “The optimum sowing date is from midMarch to mid-April, with a firm but moist seedbed being the aim. Land that is excessively wet and cold should be cultivated before sowing to ensure that the topsoil can warm up and dry down before being drilled. “Spring oilseed rape plants develop less branches than winter sown varieties so this must be compensated by a higher plant density. Ideally you should be aiming for between 60–80 seeds/m2 but this will depend on soil conditions and sowing date.”

Nutrition There are also differences in management when it comes to crop nutrition, Sarah Hawthorne says. “Spring sown oilseed rape benefits more from

N mobilisation in the soil because the highest demand is later in the season when soils are warmer and more active. “An early application of 80–100kg N/ha is advised soon after sowing and this should be followed by a further 40kg N/ha at stem elongation. “Like winter oilseed rape, the spring sown crop has a high demand for sulphur and boron. An early application of 20–30kg SO3/ha is a good idea and 300–400g B/ha are needed before flowering.

Insect pests are the most difficult-to-manage problem in spring oilseed rape.

“Adequate P, K and Mg also needs to be provided to maximise yields, with uptakes likely to be in the region of 50–70kg P2O5/ha, 160kg K2O/ha and 50kg MgO/ha.” Weed and insect control are areas where particular care is needed too, she says. “Generally, the same herbicides used for winter oilseed rape are suitable and, for fields with high volunteer pressure or difficult-tomanage weeds, Clearfield variety Click CL would be a good option. “Insect pests are the most difficult-to-manage problem in spring oilseed rape. Cabbage flea beetles must be monitored after sowing. Their feeding damage can look similar to cabbage stem flea beetles so you need to be careful. “When feeding exceeds more than 25 per cent leaf area, a pyrethroid insecticide is recommended.” As soon as buds become visible you also need to be wary of pollen beetle,” she advises.

According to DSV spring oilseed rape breeder Inga Tetzner (pictured right), gross output remains the company’s key target with considerable successes achieved in recent years. “We’ve been breeding spring oilseed rape since the early 1970s and have been continuously adding value to the crop. “As well as focusing on varieties that deliver high yields and oil contents, we are working on more robust plant types that are more resilient against biotic and abiotic stress. “Click CL is our first Clearfield oilseed rape and we have just launched Menthal – the first clubroot resistant spring sown variety in Europe.” The variety Lumen is a milestone in the company’s breeding work with early maturity and a high gross output, she points out. “Lumen is a compact plant type with very good lodging resistance which helps make it an all-round variety for all conditions. “For those who want to go for the highest yield potential and prefer a slightly later maturity, Lagonda is the best choice. It is one of the highest performers on the 2020/21 Recommended List for the UK and, due to its vigour and robustness, it has excellent yield stability.” FG

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AICC conducted a survey looking at the impact of CSFB on oilseed rape.

A survey on the impact of cabbage stem flea beetle on oilseed rape crops in 2019-20, insecticide resistance and beneficial insects were some of the key items discussed at the AICC annual technical conference recently.

The latest survey results conducted by the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC) were presented by AICC Academy (AICCA) member David Boulton. Data were captured in the first week of November 2019 from 106 AICC members, covering 79,040ha of

the UK crop. In England, respondents accounted for 73,130ha, or 16 per cent of the total OSR area. AICC agronomists were asked to reveal the hectarage of oilseed rape grown for harvest 2019, along with the area in the ground for harvest


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Arable 2020. In addition, flea beetle damage assessments and cropping intentions for 2021 were also requested. Mr Boulton (pictured right) revealed that there has been a 20 per cent fall in oilseed rape plantings across the surveyed area between harvest years 2019 and 2020. There were significant regional differences within that figure, with the North East seeing an increase in area, while the East Central and South East regions experienced the sharpest drop. “These results essentially reflect the difficulty in controlling cabbage stem flea beetle,” he added. This is backed up by assessments of damage caused by the pest, which increased across all regions except Yorkshire in 2019 when compared with the previous autumn, said Mr Boulton. “Overall, there has been a 27 per cent increase in damage on the last cropping year,” he added.

From the larger number of 2019 samples, the average pyrethroid resistance value had increased to 60 per cent and a worryingly high proportion of samples were in the 75–99 per cent and 100 per cent resistance brackets. Miss Willis told AICC members that while there are slight local variations – almost on a farmby-farm basis – there is no statistical difference between regions and counties. This suggests there are no resistance ’hotspots’ and insecticide efficacy is likely to be reduced across

the OSR area, except in the very far north of the UK. “Resistance is pretty severe and appears to be everywhere, but we did receive one sample from the north of Scotland which was the only one we found to be truly susceptible,” said Miss Willis. The project also looked into resistance mechanisms and found that the target site ’kdr’ resistance mutation was most common, with the ’super kdr’ mechanism only present in one 2019 sample.

Beneficial insects Encouraging a long-forgotten parasitic wasp in oilseed rape growing areas could provide some reduction in cabbage stem flea beetle pressure, according to an on-going PhD project. With the one class of insecticides available to control the pest breaking down to resistance, alternatives are desperately needed to negate CSFB’s impact on the national OSR crop. Rothamsted Research PhD student Patricia OrtegaRamos (left) has been looking into potential integrated pest management (IPM) techniques and more specifically, the role of beneficial continued over…

Resistance A recent investigation at Rothamsted Research has revealed a sharp increase in the scope and severity of insecticide resistance in cabbage stem flea beetle populations across England, delegates heard. Since the neonicotinoid seed treatment ban in 2013, growers have been relying solely on one class of insecticides – pyrethroids – to control adult flea beetles in the autumn. As the seasons have passed, it has been increasingly evident that actives such as lambda-cyhalothrin are declining in efficacy as, despite multiple sprays, crops have still failed. To try and quantify resistance in cabbage stem flea beetle populations, PhD researcher Caitlin Willis (left) has been taking and testing samples over the past two summer harvest years. In 2018, about 47 samples from across England were tested. The average number of resistant beetles in each sample was found to be 28.5 per cent, with a greater proportion of beetles sitting in the lower resistance level categories. After a more concerted push for samples from growers and agronomists in 2019, along with samples taken from around Rothamsted’s own land, 157 samples from a wider geographical area were investigated.


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parasitic insects in cabbage stem flea beetle mortality. There are seven known parasitoids of cabbage stem flea beetle, with six affecting the pest at the larval stage and one during its adult stage – this particular one, microtonus brassicae, could be important in the context of current struggles on-farm.

What do we know? The parasitic wasp female attacks cabbage stem flea beetle by laying an egg inside the adult beetle. After hatching, the larva then feeds inside the beetle before exiting the pest, which is the process that kills it. It is then suspected that the parasitoid larvae falls to the soil where it spins a cocoon within which it pupates, but more work is needed to confirm this. The adult parasitoid exits the cocoon and starts the lifecycle again. Utilising the huge numbers of samples sent in by growers and agronomists to Rothamsted after a call for samples ahead of autumn 2019, Miss Ortega-Ramos tested captured beetles for presence of the parasitoid. “We found that microtonus brassicae was present in 70 per cent of the fields studied so far and the parasitism rate was about 7 per cent,” she told delegates at the event. While this sounds modest, encouraging numbers to increase parasitism rates with changes in agronomy practices such as reduced tillage and implementation of flowering field margins might be possible, according to Miss OrtegaRamos. Furthermore, an assessment of the impact of pyrethroid insecticides on the beneficial wasp shows that recommended and low doses of lambda-cyhalothrin results in high mortality rates. Combined with evidence that pyrethroid resistance is rife in cabbage stem flea beetle populations across England, the use of these insecticides in the autumn is questionable if growers are to encourage natural predation. Continuing her work next season, Miss Ortega-Ramos is aiming to improve understanding of cabbage stem flea beetle and parasitoid population dynamics and interactions, as well as how to further increase the numbers of beneficial parasitoids in OSR fields. “Hopefully the research being done now will potentially enable us to lower the pest pressure and keep oilseed rape as part of our landscape,” she added. FG

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Insecticide-free regime defies flea beetle in North East Drilling at Dunkirk Farm.

all our cereal straw and left it on the surface for natural incorporation. But it’s too valuable around here. So now we bale it all for local sale and bring in green compost and horse manure instead.”


Flea beetle pressures have grown markedly at Dunkirk Farm, Birtley, overlooking Gateshead’s Angel of the North, in recent seasons. Yet David Hankey continues to grow crops of OSR that rival winter wheat in their margin-earning. And he does so without using any insecticides. David Hankey (right) puts his success with oilseed rape down to the direct drilling regime the business has developed over the past five years improving soil biology and resilience; a recipe that includes an extended rotation, regular additions of local authority compost and horse manure from neighbouring stables; cover and companion cropping; and vigorous, fast-developing OSR varieties. Having given up cattle in 2002 to concentrate on arable cropping with horse hay and haylage production on his 140ha family farm, Mr Hankey was finding the sandy loam soils becoming markedly more prone to slumping and surface water run-off. Things came to a head in the winter of 2012 when over 450mm of rain between August and December necessitated a serious amount of spring re-drilling.

“We could see things were going downhill without farmyard manure from stock and grass leys in the rotation,” he explains. “So, we decided to move from our traditional plough and combi-drill system to direct drilling to try to get back to the first-class soil conditions we always had under our grassland. “At the same time as buying our Claydon drill, we moved from a five-year, all winter cropping regime to a six-year rotation involving first wheats after OSR and beans, and both winter and spring barley. We also introduced cover cropping, initially with a proprietary mix and then with our own purpose-built combination of tillage radish, oil radish, phacelia and buckwheat. “As part of this approach we gave-up spraying insecticides to avoid killing beneficials too,” adds Mr Hankey. “For the first few years we chopped

Around 25t/ha of compost is applied to around half the arable acreage each year. This season’s rape ground received it on the preceding crop of Sunningdale winter barley in late February, where it was rapidly incorporated by the ground’s thriving worm population – no less than 33 in a spadeful at the most recent count. Having baled and removed the straw from the impressive 11.4t/ha crop, Mr Hankey put in a mix of vetch and buckwheat with his Claydon on 23 August, drilling his OSR at an angle to the companion crop the following day, with berseem clover spread from a Stocks seeder on the back of the drill. A deliberately slow 4mph pass with a heavy set of rolls completed the process, enabling him to get the four separate species sown under the best conditions for each despite only having a single hopper machine. “On the advice of our Agrii seed specialist, we moved from old favourite, DK Extrovert, to newlyRecommended DK Exsteel this season, drilling it in at 32 seeds/m2,” says Mr Hankey. “Reliable establishment and fast autumn development is something we can’t do without in our varieties. But it’s important we don’t end up with overly-dense canopies. “As well as a consistent top performer in their trials, Agrii research shows the variety is one of the most vigorous

autumn and spring developers available – characters associated with much lower levels of damage from both adult beetles and larvae in their work. “Supported by a little DAP in mid-September, the Exsteel took off every bit as well as we were promised with almost 100 per cent establishment. And it needed to, with flea beetle causing a number of local crops to be pulled up and our noinsecticide policy. “The mustard we had as part of our cover crop mixture in the next-door field got badly hammered. And in the small area of the 10ha field where we ran out of companion seed, there was much more shot-holing. But the combination of very rapid OSR and companion crop growth meant the bulk of the ground was well-covered in short order and suffered remarkably little beetle damage. “The buckwheat, which died off after the first frosts, did a particularly good early job here,” he points out. “It’s also known to be valuable in making phosphate more available and its flowers apparently attract a species of wasp that parasitises flea beetle. “The main flea beetle management value of our companion cropping, though, seems to be in making the field look unlike OSR. We’ve certainly found pigeons either don’t recognise the crop with a companion or are putoff landing in it, too. “The vetch took over as the dominant companion after we lost

Cover cropping and direct drilling have really improved the soils at Dunkirk Farm.

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Arable the buckwheat and we maintained its pigeon deterrent value – as well as maximising its nitrogen-fixing contribution – for as long as we could by holding off on our AstroKerb until well into January.”

Soil structure The flea beetle-defying establishment and early development of Dunkirk Farm’s OSR almost certainly also owes much to the very visible soil structural and health results of David Hankey’s determined improvement efforts. Despite an early winter paralleling 2012 for its relentless wetness, ground badly affected by surface erosion and waterlogging little more than five years ago showed none of its former vulnerabilities. Indeed, it survived the challenge remarkably well, maintaining a great combination of firmness and friability, a level surface pock-marked with worm casts and a wonderfully humus-rich smell. “Our direct drilling regime is working a treat,” reflects Mr Hankey. “Our soils hold much more moisture when conditions are dry and in the wet their carrying capacity is so much greater than it used to be. In many cases our headlands are now performing as well, if not better, than

the rest of the field. We can drill much later into the autumn and get onto our land earlier than anyone else in the spring. “It’s all about building-up the soil biology rather than disrupting it every year with the plough, like we used to. The Claydon does a fantastic job in moving the bare minimum of soil at drilling. Adding a spring crop into the rotation has taken the pressure off winter fieldwork. Cover cropping ahead of both winter and spring crops has been a real revelation in breathing extra life into the soil. We’ve measured oil radish roots down to 19in in places, and have found both beans and peas useful alongside more normal cover species. “It’s been a steep learning curve and we still have a lot to understand about the science of soil improvement, though,” he insists. “That’s why we’re trialling different winter cover mixes alongside our own mixtures across the farm this season. “We’ve also deliberately left one field unplanted to try a summer cover ahead of next year’s OSR. Together with a companion crop, we’re looking to see how well we can maintain an active population of mycorrhizal fungi to benefit our following wheat crop.” FG

Taken in December, the picture shows that DK Exsteel within the companion crop survived flea beetle attack well.

On the same day, in contrast, where the companion crop seed ran out, the OSR had been very badly hit.

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Caring for compromised wheat


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Challenging conditions last autumn are now presenting growers with difficult decisions for spring. Many might be considering what to do with, and how much to spend, on winter crops although nursing them through to harvest will be the aim of most. With spring barley premiums looking unlikely, and no guarantee of good drilling conditions during March and April, winter wheat crops might still be the best bet. Certainly, Stephen Harrison (right) of South West Agronomy wouldn’t lock too many doors at the moment. He says there’s no magic cure, but some of the lost ground can be recovered. “With winter barley, yield is all about ears and the number of grains, so any crop with compromised tillers will always have a yield compromise as a result. With late sown winter wheat crops you can still be short of tillers and ultimately ears/m2, but you can offset some of the lost ground by thousand grain weight.” The starting point is to make sure there are enough nutrients in the soil once crops enter the growing phase. He advises growers to re-evaluate their nitrogen splits. “Rather than a typical 25 per cent total dose for a first application I would be looking at something in the region of 33 per cent. But don’t be tempted to go too early and check soils are warm enough for plants to take it up.” In manganese-deficient soils, growers will have to be particularly vigilant. Mr Harrison says small

rooted plants will struggle to pick up sufficient levels and he feels it would be a good idea to test soils. Phosphate is another micronutrient to check for. “Ground temperature has a bearing on the availability of phosphate in the soil, so later drilled crops going into cooler soils could be short. It is important for rooting and growers need to determine soil levels.”

Disease control Later drilled backward crops are likely to need lower totals of N this season, and an opportunity to retain crop margin. Disease control might be another. “When your fungicide programme starts this season depends on the threat. Septoria pressure is unlikely to be particularly high early season, so you may not need to get in until GS32.” But for those that have susceptible yellow rust varieties, then an earlier start might be warranted. “It’s the juvenile stage that plants are at their most vulnerable and you can’t let the disease take hold. A fast moving azole or strobilurin would be useful to keep a lid on the disease and reduce transfer to yield bearing leaves,” he notes. Another possible saving is azole + CTL at GS32. He feels it would have

to be an exceptionally wet and humid spring for septoria pressure to be severe when the first yield bearing leaves emerge. “At GS32 azole + CTL is an option for varieties on the right side of ‘6’ for the disease.”

It’s the juvenile stage that plants are at their most vulnerable and you can’t let the disease take hold. For him the obvious choices are prothioconazole or epoxiconazole. Which comes down to whether the target is septoria or yellow rust, but it’s spray gaps over fungicide choice which is more important with yellow rust. “If these are short then Proline (prothioconazole) with CTL is a good protectant. You can add in tebuconazole if you need to knock yellow rust back a bit.” But he wouldn’t move away from azole + SDHI mixtures for flag leaf sprays. “The flag leaf is the most responsive in terms of yield and keeping it clean will be vital. You’ll want to prolong green leaf area as long as possible for bold grains.”

Weed control changes Unfortunately, such savings on spring weed control may not be possible.

He fears a spike in spring weed pressure and warns that late drilled, backward crops will lack a competitive edge compared with those sown at more typical drilling dates. These thin, open crops will be particularly vulnerable to wild oats, but black-grass and other grass weeds could also threaten. In addition, late-drilled crops haven’t gone into the best seedbeds so uneven cloddy soils could be harbouring a higher amount of seeds than previous seasons. “There has definitely been a shift in weed control strategies in winter wheat crops,” says Bayer campaign manager, Ben Coombs (right). “There used to be widespread spring application of Atlantis (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron) to control blackgrass but now a broader spectrum of weeds are in focus for spring applications. “Where black-grass is a major challenge, control strategies built around cultural controls and preemergence herbicides like Liberator do the bulk of the work in the autumn. This means that spring is increasingly about tidying up any other weeds that are left,” he says. “Obviously, things will be slightly different this spring because of the abnormally wet autumn but I still expect other weeds to feature prominently in farmers’ planning.” Chief among these are annual meadow-grass, brome and ryegrass. According to Bayer research, agronomists are particularly concerned about these weeds becoming more of a problem. Ryegrass is a worry because it has been shown to develop resistance to various modes of action. Thankfully, it is not as widespread as black-grass but farmers should be vigilant to prevent any infestation developing. Brome is also a rising concern, particularly in the north and west of the country but also in the east. In most places, there are still effective cultural and chemical controls, but farmers are not always using them when focusing on other weed problems. Another factor is the

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reduction in post-emergence black-grass applications which were also controlling brome. “I think the reduction in use of post-ems for black-grass control has been important in other weeds becoming more prevalent. Products like Atlantis and Pacifica (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron) were effective against a wide range of grass weeds and also some broad-leaved weeds. When you take this out of the equation it follows that certain weeds become more of a problem.”

Broad-leaved weeds Broad-leaved weeds are also a factor in spring. Overall, the chemistry is there to control them so it is more a case of selecting the right product and timing rather than worrying about if the weeds can be controlled. “Decision making is in some ways more complicated in spring than autumn because the picture is different on each farm. In autumn, farmers are finding strategies that, if conditions allow, work most of the time. In spring, it really does depend on the weed profile on the farm and the success

of autumn control,” says Mr Coombs. “Generally, the picture that has come back to us about spring is that farmers are controlling a mixture of weeds and looking to do it as soon as possible before moving on to T0 and the fungicide programme. As a result, farmers now have the option of Pacifica Plus (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron + amidosulfuron), which has good control of grass weeds and many of the main broadleaved weeds. As a single product co-formulation, we see it as a simple one product solution to the mixed spring weed situations we are now seeing.” Post-emergence herbicides will be more important this spring because the usual foundation is not there, after the wet autumn meant many wheat crops didn’t get a pre-emergence. However, in practical terms, using post-ems is no different to previous years with respect to waiting for calm, dry, conditions and active growth. The big difference is the potential range and number of weeds that need to be controlled so checking populations in depth before selecting a product will be crucial, says Mr Coombs. FG

Yield enhancement through fungicide use Disease pressure should always dictate fungicide choice and rate, but there is evidence to support claims that some SDHIs offer benefits above disease control. In development trials, Bayer noted yield improvements with AscraXpro (prothioconazole + bixafen + fluopyram) in the absence of disease. The trials yielded enough statistically significant data to allow them to get a claim for yield increases in the absence of disease. But establishing exactly what the fungicide is doing wasn’t easy, so Bayer turned to the UK’s largest independent agricultural consultancy to find out. ADAS analysed data from eight experiments carried out between 2013 and 2015, between common T2 treatments. Ascra was compared against other SDHI fungicides, and both against an untreated plot. Although differences in treatments weren’t dramatic, Ascra did appear to have an edge in rooting density and weight, ear numbers and moisture utilisation in drought conditions. “Here, Ascra delivered higher yield to other treatments and used less water to do so,” says ADAS crop physiologist Dr Sarah Clarke (right). “This could be due to photosynthesis, efficiency or duration, or stomatal opening in response to stress, resulting in different rates of transpiration.” But clear differences were noted in grain weight, with Ascra plots delivering heavier and larger grains. Dr Clarke believes this is a result of a greater duration of green leaf area, leading to a longer grain filling period. “There could be enhanced disease control through improved plant health but it is likely that pure physiological benefits are contributing too. All treated plots carried little in the way of disease pressure so the improvements in root structure, green leaf duration and water utilisation have to be a factor,” concludes Dr Clarke.

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Field f cus After what can only be described as unprecedented weather conditions over the past few months, our agronomists take stock of the situation and look to spring for salvation! Dominic Kilburn writes. East Midlands The wettest autumn and winter on record! That’s the Met Office’s verdict on conditions in the East Midlands, where AICC and Arable Alliance agronomist Andrew Wells – along with the growers he advises – continues to put a brave face on what has been an unprecedented period in the farming calendar. Speaking in the middle of February, Andrew reckoned that only 25 per cent of his growers’ planned winter wheat area was in the ground – 20 per cent of which he considered to be not in the best of health. “Limited progress was initially

made on lighter and free-draining limestone land but nothing has gone in on the heavier, lower lying soils. “Early drilled wheat is faring tolerably, but its roots are now sitting in very wet soil,” he explained. “In addition to that, some wheat was drilled in early February but then two major storms delivering 2.5in of rain followed within 10 days and so we just don’t know what that has done to the crop.” To compound the issues of winter wheat, Andrew said that they have also lost some oilseed rape area since Christmas through the perfect storm of slugs, waterlogged soils and pigeons. “There’s currently a mix of situations in terms of undrilled land,” continued Andrew. “There’s that which was cultivated last autumn which is

well structured but wet; there’s land following cereals which has not been cultivated at all and then there’s land following maize and root crops which is in a complete mess. “The latter will have to be repaired rather than planted in the spring,” he added. “Most people have now parked the idea of getting any more winter wheat in the ground and will be moving onto crops like spring barley, spring wheat, pulses and oats.

Patience and flexibility has been my mantra in recent years and it continues to be relevant. “There will be some reasonable margins to be made from spring crops if they can be got in well, but if they are muddled in then that is simply no good. If we can’t get a sensible spring crop in the ground then perhaps it’s best to opt for a cover crop of some kind to enable a good first wheat entry. It doesn’t have to be an expensive crop and it’s better than doing nothing. The old set-aside system taught us that leaving heavy

land without a crop was bad news in terms of soil structure. “Patience and flexibility has been my mantra in recent years and it continues to be relevant. Some have run out of patience this season, which is understandable, but they must retain operational flexibility in this unpredictable weather. “Farmers are resourceful people and they will find a way,” he stressed. “We also shouldn’t forget that many farming businesses in the East Midlands are veg and root crop based and their priorities are not always with combinable crops. “For sure the problems experienced by growers this winter will have big implications for the industry – agchem suppliers, machinery dealers, consultancy firms – it’s going to have a knock-on effect and we all have to share the highs and lows.” Turning to agronomy matters, Andrew pointed out that the level and type of weeds being found in wheat this spring will of course be determined by the extent of what pre- and post-emergence herbicide applications growers manage to apply. “We have a lot of chlorothalonil on farms and with the use-up

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Arable deadline looming it will form the core component of early cereal disease management programmes. “There is some yellow rust in wheat which is something we will have to watch, and most growers got an application of propyzamide on oilseed rape to deal with grass weeds in that crop. “In terms of nutrition, there has been limited opportunity to apply nitrogen, sulphur or potash,” he added. “Clearly the extreme conditions are determining what can be applied and when, but we’ve still got to pay attention to detail and get the basics right, whatever the weather throws at us. “What wheat we do have in the ground will be worth looking after!” On a more positive note, Andrew hinted that there was a little more interest in stewardship schemes; the newest in January 2021 will be run under UK rules, rather than European. “This means that inspection and penalty rules will be different, with Defra saying it won’t penalise you if there is a minor inaccuracy. “It seems inspections will become more advisory by Defra to help growers rectify anything that needs changing as well as providing them

with more support, rather than the onerous and penalty-laden system under the European rules. “Also, so that those that join the Countryside Stewardship Scheme are not put at a disadvantage when the new agri-environment funding scheme ‘Environmental Land Management’ begins, growers will be allowed to leave their current scheme at the end of any year, in order to join it. “There’s a way to go before ELM gets established but to date there are some quite positive aspects coming out of it,” concluded Andrew.

North Yorkshire Quoting AICC agronomist Andrew Fisher from his previous appearance in Field Focus (October 2019), he said that “it’s been a very pleasing year” as he looked back at harvest results. Fast-forward five months and the world looks a very different place! Also speaking in mid-February, Andrew said that when it comes to

winter cropping he has growers with everything drilled and sprayed up, growers with nothing completed and everything in-between.

Any thoughts of winter crop drilling have now been abandoned. “There are some very good midSeptember drilled crops in non-blackgrass land but that is a minority,” he commented. “At the start of February we thought that spring had arrived early and so there was a lot of drilling activity on lighter land. But then two weekends of deluge arrived in the form of Storm Ciara followed by Storm Dennis. “It will be touch and go if those crops survive.” Andrew said that any thoughts of winter crop drilling have now been abandoned – incessant rain meaning there is no hope of land drying out sufficiently. “The situation facing growers now is that they will have to wait for land to dry out if a decent seedbed is to be achieved for spring crops. “It’s going to be a manic time for

everyone but if it’s the end of March or the beginning of April before they can drill, then so be it. The seedbeds must be right for spring crops. “One benefit of this is that harvest dates will be pushed back which will temper the natural enthusiasm there will be to drill early in the autumn after this season’s experience, and that might help a bit more with blackgrass control.” Of the positives to focus on, Andrew reckoned that there was sufficient spring barley seed available, particularly as a lot of growers will use farm saved seed. Some spring wheat will also be drilled and triticale might feature for those wanting feed for livestock. He said that all the winter barley in the ground had been sprayed and so growers were on top of meadow grass. “There’s not a lot of broad-leaved weeds showing at the moment in later drilled wheat and so grass weeds will be the main target, with likely use of Atlantis/Horus to clean things up later in the spring, making up for the lack of opportunities to target those weeds earlier in the season.” Andrew Fisher can be contacted via email: conker.fisher@farming. co.uk or tel: 07836711918. FG

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last autumn of the withdrawal from sale of powder seed treatment Monceren (pencycuron), due to regulatory uncertainty, no remaining powder seed treatments available can be manually applied. He says that options for growers this spring for the control of rhizoctonia are to order seed for ware crops pre-treated with a liquid treatment of RhiNo

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Whatever system growers opt for, Mr Badger reminded growers that RhiNo and RhiNo DS provide all-round protection of seed potatoes, showing highly effective protective and curative control of black scurf and stem canker with excellent persistence on tubers for up to 185 days. On-planter powder applicators are available from Techneat and Team Sprayers. For Techneat’s Powder Pro system, re-calibration is required for any change in product formulation to ensure the correct rate is applied. The Team Sprayers powder applicator with Digimon control box calibrates automatically within +/- 5% of the set output, allows output to be adjusted from 0.6kg/t upwards and can be fitted to all makes of cup or belt planter. To move on to RhiNo DS, users can select the Monceren setting and just change the application rate to 2kg/t; the dose recommended by manufacturer Certis for controlling black scurf and stem and stolon canker caused by rhizoctonia solani. FG

Another milestone for soya Soya UK has announced a new supply deal with the UK’s largest soya flour mill. The AB Mauri soya mill in Royston produces soya flour for the bakery and food industry, and this deal will see UK Identity-Preserved soya beans partly replacing the current supply of Canadian IP soya beans. “This deal gives the UK crop the market it needs to allow for the next stage of expansion for the soya crop in the UK,” says Soya UK Ltd’s Jacqui McNaughton. “Over the next five years we hope to be growing up to 8,000ha for this market and, right now, we have more market than acreage, so we need more growers to join us.”

Last year around 2,000ha of soya was grown. Yields held up well despite the challenging weather conditions at harvesting time. Soya is rapidly gaining in popularity, and the UK area is expected to increase again to an estimated 5,000ha in 2020. There is huge interest in spring break crops at present, and soya is very much on the agenda as it is a late-sown nitrogen-fixing break crop, says the company. Soya UK Ltd is offering full buy-back contracts on soya for this coming spring. For further information, contact Jacqui McNaughton on jacqui@soya-uk. com, visit www.soya-uk.com or call the office on 02380 696922. FG

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The weediest stubbles for many years, courtesy of few – if any – windows for early winter cultural or chemical control, make good spring cereal management vital this season. Spring cereals are an excellent rotational aid to managing difficult weeds like black-grass, ryegrass and bromes as well as annual meadow grass, wild oats and a range of broadleaves. But much of their value here lies in the extra opportunities they offer for effective weed control over the winter; opportunities that were sadly lacking in the wettest early winter in living memory for many. Although spring oats and barleys can be highly competitive once growing strongly, they and spring wheats are acutely vulnerable to competition during establishment; particularly where cold, wet ground and less-than-ideal seedbeds restrict early crop growth. “Early weed competition seriously compromises the performance of spring cereals, with their short growing season and limited ability to

compensate,” points out Bayer technical manager, Darren Adkins (right). “At the same time, large numbers of seed heads/ weed and a heavy seed return in more open crops will undermine the whole rotational value of spring cropping. “On top of a lot more ground to sow this spring, we have very well-entrenched weeds in most stubbles and in some decidedly thin cover crops. Black-grass revels in the wet. And the mild conditions have meant it has continued to germinate and grow strongly. The earlier germinators are especially well-established with seven or eight tillers apiece. “We fail to deal with these effectively ahead of sowing and give our spring cereals the best possible chance to grow away from

Under these circumstances, Mr Adkins recommends a robust dose of the most active glyphosate as soon as the ground is fit to travel this spring. He sees patience as essential to give the treatment enough time to work. Equally, to ensure the soil is fit enough for a decent seedbed, good pre-em activity and rapid early crop growth before drilling. Moving as little soil as possible at drilling – together with high enough seed rates and sufficient attention to early crop nutrition and plant growth regulation – is also crucial, in his experience. “Glyphosate uptake and performance is markedly reduced under cool conditions, and there have been serious questions over the performance of some glyphosates following the withdrawal of tallow amine formulations,” he stresses. “So, make sure you use a modern Roundup formulation proven to get more glyphosate into plants more rapidly and reliably at low temperatures; and use it at the right rate for the job. “For established, young blackgrass, 720g/ha of glyphosate should be sufficient. However, 1,080g/ha may be required for particularly thick and well-tillered grassweeds, with tough perennials needing even higher rates, often up to 1,800g/ha. “Water conditioners can improve performance in hard water areas. But remember that no amount of adjuvant can make up for insufficient

glyphosate. And whatever you do, don’t rush your stubble applications. Take as much time and care as you would with any pre-em, because you don’t have a second chance to get it right.”

Soil conditions key Soil conditions are far more important than calendar date in spring cereal drilling, in Mr Adkins’ experience. He insists that the worst thing is drilling into cold, wet seedbeds that are too rough for much in the way of pre-em activity. The fact that spring barley and oats can be sown into April means that most growers should have plenty of time to sow into seedbeds that are fine and warm enough for the best establishment and residual weed control. “Moving as little soil as you can at drilling will wake up the least amount of weed seed,” he adds. “If you need to cultivate, top-down working will be best for most soils so you don’t bring-up clods and I’d work as shallow as 5cm wherever possible. This should help ensure seedbeds that give the best activity from your Liberator (flufenacet + diflufenican) pre-em. “Where you’ve gone in early with your pre-planting treatment and held-off on the drilling, we’ve found including an approved glyphosate with the pre-em works wonders, too. Even when we couldn’t see any emerged black-grass in the seedbed, including Roundup with the Liberator made a staggering difference to the control we achieved. “If the seedbed is a bit cloddy and soil temperatures are rising rapidly, it’s all too easy for grass weeds to have emerged and be beyond residual control before they are immediately visible. Of course, the glyphosate must be on before there’s any chance of crop emergence,” he concludes. FG



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Dealer event celebrates 60 years The 2020 Doe Show celebrated 60 years since the first event. Around 10 per cent of the Ernest Doe & Sons’ annual turnover is achieved during the annual three-day show.

Few other dealer events boast a history or following like the Doe Show, which takes place annually at Ernest Doe & Sons’ Ulting, Essex headquarters. This year celebrated 60 years since company founder Ernest Doe arranged the first get-together of suppliers, customers and friends shortly after the close of the game shooting season. David Williams reports. Ernest Doe & Sons operates from 18 depots across East Anglia and the south-east; with branches trading as Ernest Doe where the primary brand is New Holland, and Ernest Doe Power where the Case IH franchise is held. In the past, with only a few exceptions, the New Holland and Case IH branches each had their own complementary implement and attachment franchises, but a big change announced at this year’s Doe Show is that apart from Case IH- and New Holland-branded products, all others will be available from all depots with immediate effect. A new brand at the event was Bednar. The Czech manufacturer offers a huge range of competitively priced cultivation products to suit all sizes and types of farm and was selected for its growing reputation and product build quality. Ernest Doe & Sons sales director Graham Parker said that feedback during the show regarding the Bednar range was extremely positive and that orders for various products were taken.

Graham commented that Marshall Trailers were also in strong demand. “We place large stock orders every year and offer the trailers at very competitive prices. Last year we sold a large number of flat-bed bale trailers and had a similar offer this year, resulting in more than 30 orders.” The 2020 Doe Show was the first presided over by new managing director Angus Doe, who took over the role from his father Colin at the start of the year. Angus took the opportunity to engage with customers and suppliers. “We enjoyed an excellent show and feedback from exhibitors, our sales team and customers was very positive,” commented Graham. “For the three days of the show, we enjoyed what must have been the longest run of dry weather since last autumn. As usual, the first day was the busiest and the third, final day generated the highest sales volume. With such positive feedback from our customers, we expect another very busy year.” FG

Ernest Doe Power received the European Dealer of the Year award from Dal-Bo. (l-r) Ernest Doe & Sons managing director Angus Doe, Dal-Bo group sales manager Torben Pedersen, area sales manager Thomas Atkin and Ernest Doe Power sales manager Ed Perry.

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Marking 60 years of the Doe Show. An impressive display of Fordson, Doe, County, Ford and New Holland tractors were displayed along with Case International and Case IH models.

“Ernest Doe has increased its sales of Shelbourne Reynolds hedgecutters to farmers and contractors across the trading area every year,” explained area sales representative Ian Taylor-Balls. “We have also had a great response to our latest front flail mower which we build in the UK, and large numbers have been sold and are out working. We imported a model previously, but with growing demand Pictured on the stand are members of the we designed and built Shelbourne Reynolds team; Adam Whitaker, our own and it is proving James Swinstead, Neil Smith and Ian Taylor-Balls. very successful. March 2020 www.farmersguide.co.uk 33


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Review Strong partnership Previous and current Ernest Doe & Sons managing directors Colin and Angus Doe are pictured receiving a special award from Lemken in recognition of the companies’ close cooperation for more than 60 years of trading, during which Lemken has exhibited at every Doe Show. Teagle displayed a Tomahawk 8500 Chief straw spreader, which area sales representative David Threadgold (pictured) explained is one of the company’s most popular products supplied to the dealer’s customers. The machine on the stand was sold and David said that a dual chop version is also proving popular – offering a finer chop down to two inches for cubical bedding, and to save time needed for TMR mixing by processing straw in advance.

(l-r) Lemken South East area support manager Adrian Emery; South East area sales manager Steve Plumb; Angus Doe; Colin Doe; Lemken UK general manager Paul Creasy and Lemken GmBh & Co KG export manager for the UK, Florian Muller. Pictured with the Spread-a-Bale bale chopper and spreader are company sales manager Dave Bull (on right) with Bishops Stortford, Herts-based farmer and Ernest Doe customer Mr Stigwood. Spread-aBale manufactures a range of bale spreaders in various sizes and suitable for tractor loader, or handler mounting.

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Bednar also manufactures interrow hoes, which are expected to prove popular with customers as an alternative to chemical weed control, particularly where herbicide-resistance is an issue.

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Review Marking 60 years A commemorative special edition New Holland tractor was commissioned to mark 60 years of the Doe Show. The tractor was unveiled in front of a large crowd by Ernest Doe & Sons managing director Angus Doe. In front of the commemorative edition tractor, which found a buyer within one hour of the unveiling, are (l-r) New Holland Basildon tractor plant manager Ryan Hopkins, Angus and Colin Doe and New Holland business director Pat Smith.

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Washer promotion An attractive trade-in deal by Karcher for its range of hot water pressure washers proved popular. This allowed an additional £125 off the show special prices if any make or model of washer was traded in, and national account manager Jess Grant explained the offer was available nationally until the end of February. Pictured with Jess on the stand was farmer Richard Mitchell of Ragmarsh Farm and Burger Bar, based at Bradfield, Essex. Richard was considering upgrading his current Karcher cleaner for a new model.

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A display of new and future technology included the CNH AgXtend XPower electronic weed killer. Using electricity generated by a rear-mounted PTOdriven generator, the front-mounted XPower delivers an electrical current to plants, destroying their ability to take up moisture and causing almost immediate wilting. “Within five minutes of treatment on a hot, dry day, the plants can be seen wilting,” said CNH Industrial precision farming business coordinator for the UK and Ireland, John Downes, who is pictured below with the device. “We are seeing lots of interest from growers keen to replace conventional chemical weed treatment with sustainable alternatives, and another potential application we are trialling is its use for potato foliage desiccation. It’s currently available only as a 3m model priced at £150,000, although a 1.2m version is in development and there is also a model with break-back boom protection for use in orchards and vineyards,” he explained.

The Doe Show is regarded as an ideal opportunity to purchase quality used machines, including ex-hire and ex-demonstration models. A huge selection is on offer each year, and many items are promoted with special discounts.

Martin Lishman is known for its range of grain moisture meters and crop storage solutions but at this year’s Doe Show the company also promoted Bourgault Tillage Tools, for which it is the UK importer. “VOS System coulters are designed to minimise surface soil movement within min-till and no-till crop establishment regimes,” explained specialist Stuart Aldworth. “Less soil disturbance also means lower wear rates and a low power requirement combined with precise seed placement. Martin Lishman has imported the Bourgault coulters for approximately 15 years, supplying mainly OEM customers so the brand is well proven. “In recent years demand has increased as part of a strategy to improve soil health and save money and although most of the coulters we supply are to convert Horsch drills, there are other conversion kits under development and due to be available in the near future.”

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New franchise arrangement Members of the Opico team are pictured with Ernest Doe Power representatives. Previously Ernest Doe Power depot sales teams had access to Opico-branded products but not to other brands imported by the company. Fyfield branch and sales manager Charlie Webber said that he welcomes the policy change which allows his team to offer brands including Maschio power harrows to their customers. “We are very pleased with the new arrangement and it has proved attractive to customers too. By mid-morning on the first day of the show we had taken orders for two Maschio flail mowers,” he said. Maschio Gaspardo sales manager Rob Immink said the new arrangement suits his company well too. “It’s opened up the market for us and access to the trading areas of the additional depots fits in well with us geographically. We have always sold large numbers of products through the Ernest Doe branches and expect similar success through the Ernest Doe Power teams too.”

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Review Exceptional tool sales A new attraction this year was the Sealey Tools show unit. The walls and ceiling of a converted shipping container are covered by tools and workshop equipment from the company’s range, and special offers for the Doe Show ensured that members of the Sealey team were busy throughout the three days. “Seeing the range displayed in the show unit was impressive, and resulted in an exceptional volume of sales,” explained Ernest Doe sales director Graham Parker.  Pictured in the busy show unit are Ernest Doe senior parts advisor Lee Bloomfield (left) with Sealey tool van demonstrator Clive Sturgeon.

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Logic displayed accessories and implements for use with ATVs and UTVs including a new gas cylinder transport trailer. The trailer was designed for an Ernest Doe customer last year to carry gas bottles on a mobile home site, but interest from farms for tasks such as carrying gas bottles to bird scarers, and from gamekeepers for transporting gas to rearing pens persuaded Logic to put the carrier into production. Large flotation tyres ensure mobility over soft ground and the carrying cradle tilts to pick up the bottles, so no lifting is required. The price is £1,525. Logic area sales manager Oliver Minns (pictured), commented that wet weather during recent months has resulted in high demand for trailers suitable for offroad use behind ATVs, and the company is anticipating a very busy season supplying paddock maintenance products to repair grassland which has been damaged in the winter months.

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Working demonstrations of Stihl’s latest chainsaws created lots of interest at the event. Stihl demonstrators Tom Edie and Mark Hellewell reported interest in the latest battery models including the MSA220CB which is the company’s most powerful cordless saw to date, and which was recently tested by Farmers Guide (see January edition). The MS500i petrol saw is the first fuel-injected model available and also received many enquiries.

There is no better place than the Doe Show to see Doe Triple-D tractors at work. This year, and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the event, there were eight Doe Triple-Ds on site.

Versatile trimmer “We have already received new enquiries as a result of the Ernest Doe depots having access to our products,” explained Spearhead area sales manager Jack Norton who is pictured with a Twiga Mid Flex T69 hedge trimmer. The new model has a telescopic arm with up to 6.9m reach and a 145-degree slew post allows the trimmer to be used at full stretch in the forward direction. The latest Twiga also has a new four-point mounting system, and the cutter head rotates up to 240 degrees. A hydraulic roller and flail-head hood are standard, and the cutter can be used during forward or reverse travel. “It was launched earlier this year and the new design, with its increased ease of use, has proved popular,” added Jack.

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Wet weather drills This year has started well for KRM, after a quiet end to 2019, explained managing director Keith Rennie (pictured). “Even though many farmers attending the Doe Show have a lot of spring crops to establish, there is a very positive atmosphere and considerable interest in our range of spreaders,” he said. “Improving accuracy by adding electronic control and weigh cells is a priority for most of those buying new spreaders, and increased work rates are also wanted, so most move up a size.” The wet season has also resulted in high demand for the company’s range of tine drills. “We offer light weight tine drills which allow drilling to progress while conditions are still too wet for larger, heavier machines,” he added. “We also added a new Sola drill late last year, designed to minimise soil disturbance using narrow tungsten carbide coulter tips, and it’s suitable for direct drilling too so it’s grant qualifying which makes it very affordable.” March 2020 www.farmersguide.co.uk 39

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Specification to suit The new Mega mounted sprayer from Hardi boasts features and improvements over the Master model it replaces. The spray tank, chassis and fluid system are all new, and Hardi sales director Peter Wiles (pictured) explained that the new chassis and tank are designed to keep the liquid weight as close to the rear of the tractor as possible, while leaving space for access to the PTO and hydraulics. Lower link suspension is unique and improves the ride in the field and for transport. Tank capacities are 1,200– 2,200 litres and boom widths are 15–28m.

SP swathers in demand MacDon combine headers have proved popular with the dealer’s customers for fitting to Case IH and New Holland combines as well as other brands. This year, for the first time, a MacDon self-propelled swather was also displayed – one of two supplied to customers by Ernest Doe last year. “There is increasing interest from potential customers for a wide range of crops and we took orders for two more machines during the show.” explained area sales manager for the Ernest Doe Braintree depot, Mark Jolley. “Interest is no longer just for oilseed rape, and other enquiries concerned alfalfa, borage and buckwheat. With the potential ban on using glyphosate as a chemical desiccant, increased cutting and swathing is expected.” The MacDon swather is available in 15–40ft working widths. With Mark (left) is MacDon representative Paul Pickford.

The latest Case IH Magnum AFS Connect tractors were displayed for the first time in the UK and proved a star attraction for visitors. There were two versions on show – a conventional wheeled 380CVX and a Rowtrac half-track 380CVX, as well as a simulator allowing customers to try out the revised controls and main precision farming features. Pictured with the new Magnum AFS Connect are (l-r) Case IH product demonstrator Ed Watson, Case IH Magnum and Quadtrac product specialist Paul Freeman, Case IH marketing manager Charles Blessley, Ernest Doe Power Framlingham-based area sales manager Graham Goodwin and Ernest Doe Power Case IH brand manager Ed Perry.

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On the Wessex stand, the new BFX180 large bale unroller attracted interest. “Most enquiries have been for livestock feeding,” explained sales manager Jake Browning (pictured). “Other applications being considered include using it to re-bale large round bales into conventional small bales, mainly for equine use. It was launched in late 2019 and is priced at £4,900.”

SIP grass harvesting products were added to the Ernest Doe & Sons portfolio in late 2017, and the range has since proved a big success. “It’s really taken hold,” said Graham Parker. “The first season we saw potential customers keen to see the machines in action at demonstrations which resulted in large numbers of orders. The following year, many of those who had bought SIP machines placed further orders for additional kit including rakes and tedders, and had recommended the brand to friends and neighbours.” SIP sales director Martin Holden is delighted with the response by Ernest Doe customers. “We have sold a real mix of models, and the trend is toward larger machinery each time an item is updated, so there are more large trailed tedders and sets of triple mowers being purchased,” he

Pictured at the event are SIP sales director Martin Holden (left) and product support specialist David Hughes. added. “Most farms have tractors with the power and lift capacity to handle bigger equipment and with weather windows for grass harvesting limited, the higher capacity is an advantage.”

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Open evening celebrates new premises Family-run dealership Ireland’s Farm Machinery Ltd welcomed more than 300 customers and suppliers to an open evening celebrating its new purpose-built premises in Carrington. Guests were treated to canapes and drinks and the new depot was officially opened by Arthur Johnson of AJ Builders, and Tom Bailey of Bailey Trailers Ltd, who presented the directors Jonathan and Fiona Ireland with an official plaque. Kubota UK managing director David Hart also took the opportunity to present Ireland’s with a Gold Service Dealer award. 

The Easy Petrol Post Driver team spoke to David Cobb from Cobbs Country Store at Midlands Machinery Show 2019, as he was interested in some extra accessories for his Easy Petrol Post Driver. David originally bought his Post Driver from McVeigh Parker when he was purchasing some Clipex fencing. After the rep showed him the Easy Petrol Post Driver way to knock them in, David says: “I just had to have one, and it’s certainly been worthwhile. I’ve done no end of jobs with it and been really pleased. So, hopefully, with these new

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Future success requires changed priorities This year’s Lincolnshire Farming Conference took place on 11th February at Lincolnshire Showground, and enjoyed a record attendance of approximately 400 farmers. Among the speakers was Michael Horsch, managing director of Germanbased cultivator, drill and sprayer manufacturer Horsch Maschinen GmbH, and owner of a large family farm. Through his travels, Michael has gained a fascinating insight into the way agriculture is practised, valued and perceived in different countries. This year’s conference theme was ‘The future is now’, and Michael’s contribution didn’t disappoint. He started off by describing the farming rat-race in the US corn belt, where many farmers adopt identical farming systems and use similar machinery which, he explained, means there is no differentiation between good and bad farmers. He said that for farms to be successful and profitable in future, identifying opportunities to diversify will be essential.

Changing diets He identified potential threats to future crop demand including changing diets, especially in China where adoption of a more western diet during the past 30 years has included high red meat consumption and resulted in increased health problems. Should the country’s demand for red meat reduce as a result, the reduced livestock numbers would result in a dramatic reduction in the demand for animal feed from suppliers worldwide. Another potential risk which could reduce animal feed demand includes laboratory-created meat. Already available on a limited scale, the meat is ‘manufactured’ by fermenting the same combination of ingredients that make up the animal’s diet. The resulting product is indistinguishable from meat sourced from animals but, with no animal involved in the conversion from raw ingredient to meat, yield is far more efficient so less of the ingredients are required.

Carbon farming Michael also highlighted farming techniques including hybrid, regenerative and carbon farming. He stressed that leaving ploughed fields bare releases large amounts of carbon to the atmosphere, and that cover crops offer opportunities to capture carbon and improve soils. He said that while our current farming systems were developed around chemistry first, then physics and finally biology – with the objective of maximising yields every year – little humus is created and carbon is constantly lost. A simple change to prioritising plant and soil biology first, followed by physics, and then chemistry, would reduce yields slightly, but significantly increase humus levels and trap more carbon. The technique is already used on some large-scale farming enterprises in Brazil, where attention to getting the biology right has meant fungicides and insecticides are no longer needed, and between 5–10t/CO2/ha is trapped per year. He went on to point out that with planned incentives for carbon friendly farming offering up to €100/t CO2 trapped, adopting similar techniques could add €500/ha per year to farm incomes. Horsch dealer Claas Eastern covers the Lincolnshire area, and Horsch franchise manager Richard Sharman was in the audience, supporting Michael. “He didn’t mention his products once,” he said. “Michael focused on farming trends and carbon farming in particular, basing his arguments on data from German scientists who are actually achieving carbon retention. He was inspirational and passionate about his subject and held the audience’s attention from the start. You could have heard a pin drop, and everyone continued discussing what they had heard, during refreshments after the talk. “It’s clear that Michael wants to make sure that what Horsch does is based on science and fact, rather than politics or fashion.” FG March 2020 www.farmersguide.co.uk 45

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Keeping grain moving Grain storage systems tend to require conveyors that range in size and configuration so, with nearly 60 years of experience that reaches back to the earlier days of mechanised handling, Guttridge Ltd says it has considerable expertise in this area. As the owner of the Carier brand, the company puts together tried and tested conveying solutions with a comprehensive repair, maintenance and genuine spares service that extends to all Carier and Guttridge machines. It claims this ensures trouble-free, reliable operation over the lifetime of the machine.

Equipment is now offered for every aspect of grain handling. With the addition of the Guttridge Silo Sweep Auger to the range, equipment is now offered for every aspect of grain handling, from intake to silo discharge and bulk outloading. The company’s sweep auger and silo discharge auger can operate individually or together to provide a complete discharge system for flat bottomed silos. Guttridge also designs bespoke chain conveyor systems specially configured for discharging hopper-bottomed silos. The Carier range is designed for grain handling, and Guttridge claims to have kept to its trading roots and not compromised on quality. It has, however, added to the range and can now offer throughput from 10t/ hr up to 150t/hr, which it feels is best suited to on-farm use. For larger scale, fully-integrated storage facilities, the Guttridge range offers throughput capability of up to 800t/hr. FG

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East Anglian Claas and Horsch dealer Manns invited selected customers to a series of preview events to see the first of the new Horsch Leeb 8.300PT 8,000-litre self-propelled sprayers to arrive in the UK.

Other benefits of moving to individual wheel motors include adjustable ride height, and a tighter turning circle. Adjustable track width will be available.

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Latest self-propelled sprayer features at recent customer days New Horsch Leeb self-propelled sprayers featured at customer days organised by Claas dealer Manns. David Williams was there. Two new high specification selfpropelled sprayers were announced by Horsch Leeb in late 2019; with a choice of 6,000- or 8,000-litre tank capacities replacing the previous single PT280 8,000-litre model. Latest Leeb 8.300 PT 8,000-litre and 6.300 PT 6,000-litre versions share few components with their predecessor, so interest from potential Horsch Leeb users as well as those using the current machine has been considerable. The Manns customer days were well attended as the first full production version of the new sprayer to enter the UK was displayed. “The PT280 has been very popular with professional users, and the new models have an improved design and additional features, which increase efficiency and make them even more user-friendly,” explained Horsch Leeb sprayer specialist Matthew Smith. “Having a choice of tank capacities

will be welcomed by dealers and customers and we believe that the new, smaller 6,000-litre version will be popular.”

High-spec sprayers Apart from the tank, the two new sprayers are identical. The 6,000-litre tank is made from plastic, whereas the larger 8,000-litre version is stainless steel with a painted finish. The cab is from Claas and a new ErgoControl armrest houses all the main controls including a multi-function joystick with customisable function buttons. Headland management is a new feature, allowing pre-set operating sequences to be programmed and activated at the touch of a button. This includes automatically selecting pre-set cruise speeds, switching boom sections and raising the boom for each headland turn, then reversing the sequence to

recommence spraying. Factory-supplied control terminals include the Horsch Touch 1200 or TopCon X35, but increased compatibility with other major brands means most commonly used systems for auto-steer and section control can also be installed. The new sprayers share an FPT 310hp power unit. This produces more power than the previous PT280 and drive to the wheels is through an efficient hydrostatic transmission to individual wheel motors replacing mechanical drive. The new PowerGear drive system allows infinite speed control from 0–50kph and automatic torque distribution between the wheels makes the most of available grip. There are two transmission levels – standard PowerGear, and HighPowerGear with up to 18 per cent more torque at the wheels than the previous PT280’s mechanical drive.

A new operator station includes an external touch pad for automatic filling and washing functions and a 52-litre induction hopper. The hopper has upper and lower rinsing nozzles to achieve quick mixing of liquids and granules. Automatic filling programmes include the ability to slow or pause filling at any pre-set tank level with pump speed adjustment from 10–100 per cent, allowing time for preparing complex mixes. For simple fills such as liquid fertiliser, the high capacity 1,000-litre/ min stainless steel pump and standard three-inch intake can achieve a full tank in just eight minutes. There is a range of automatic cleaning programmes from simple flushing to a thorough wash-out, with sequential air purging clearing fluids from the tank to the nozzles. A thorough tank and system clean is achieved in just 13 minutes, but the user can also specify boom tube and nozzle cleaning when a full clean isn’t required. A handy new feature is the ability to clean the filters while the sprayer is full. A cut-off mode shuts off the liquid supply isolating the filter, allowing blockages to be easily cleared.

Popular boom options Horsch Leeb sprayers are known for superb boom performance and the same boom options are available for

Known for innovation and quality Pictured at the event are Claas Manns Thursford depot area sales manager Thomas English (on left) and Spaldwick depot area sales manager Ben Broughton. “We were both working for Claas Manns before we took on the Horsch franchise in early 2017, and the response from customers to us being able to supply the brand was extremely positive,” explained Thomas. “It’s also encouraged farmers we weren’t dealing with previously to make contact to see what we offer, and we have gained a lot of additional Claas business as a result.” Ben agrees: “The Horsch brand is known for innovation and build quality and there are products in the range for all types and sizes of enterprise, from smaller family farms to large estates. Chemical application is increasingly expensive, and for all sizes of farm the priority is to get as much of the chemical as possible on to the target. Horsch sprayers have industryleading technology to ensure this happens, but it’s the incredibly stable boom and 25cm nozzle spacing that impresses most.” Ben said the most popular boom size in his area is now 36m, for both

trailed and selfpropelled machines, and he has seen many farms move from smaller selfpropelled sprayers to 6,000-, 7,000- or 8,000-litre trailed models. “Both new self-propelled models are creating considerable interest, and the variable track width option adds appeal for contractors, vegetable growers and those with potatoes and other root crops. “Horsch is always pushing technology to the next level and, as a family firm with its own farm, it knows just what the market needs.”

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Machinery the company’s ranges of trailed and self-propelled models. Widths up to 42m are available with 25 or 50cm nozzle spacing, and boom stability and height control options include Boom Control ProPlus, which makes it possible to spray at less than 40cm above the target, even at high travel speeds. Production of the new sprayers

started in January this year, with the first deliveries to UK farms expected this month. Feedback from the Claas Manns customer event was extremely positive and, between the dealer’s depots across East Anglia and the south-east, several machines have been ordered and there is a long list of requests for on-farm demonstrations. FG

Pictured with the new sprayer are (l-r) Horsch sprayer specialist Matthew Smith; Claas Manns general sales manager Chris Chilvers; Horsch UK general manager Stephen Burcham; Horsch Leeb applications systems managing director Theo Leeb, and Claas director of retail operations Richard Vaughan.

Top specification boom Claas dealer Manns Kent sales representative Ross Leach (on left) is pictured at the open day with Claas Manns Market Harborough depot manager Stephen Hiller. “Our most popular Horsch product so far has been the Sprinter 6ST drill, as it allows growers to successfully establish crops even in a wet season,” explained Ross. “The latest version with twin hoppers for grain and fertiliser has proved particularly popular with customers. Trailed sprayers supplied include a 6,000-litre Leeb 6 LT and an 8,000-litre Leeb 8 GS and both are equipped with 25cm nozzle spacing and CCS Pro automated filling and cleaning functions. Horsch sprayers are definitely becoming more popular in our trading area. They are known for build quality and accuracy and growers are willing to invest to have the right machine. It’s also apparent that although customers often expect Horsch products to be significantly more expensive than competitor versions, they are actually surprisingly affordable, including specification levels to suit most users and price points.” Stephen said that in the three years since Manns took on the Horsch franchise, the Market Harborough and Spalding depots have each supplied quite a few PT280 self-propelled sprayers. “They all have the top specification boom for its incredible stability, which ensures accurate application even at high speeds,” he explained. “We have always prided ourselves on the unbeatable back-up for Claas products, and now the same level of service is available for Horsch machines, too.”

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Agricultural supplier takes on new dealership

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Create three vegetable beds in just one pass The triple-bed Tillerstar from George Moate is the only way to create three beds for root vegetables, potatoes or salad in a single pass on unprepared land. It’s hydraulic folding for easy transportation and storage, while its patented design buries stones and clods deep beneath perfectly formed beds. Tried and tested around the world, it is proven to be able to save up to £300/ha by significantly reducing time spent individually deep ridging, de-stoning and bed tilling – saving you money in terms of fuel, wear on other equipment, costs of other machinery and staff costs. The Tillerstar features twelve rows of patented star finger rollers for differing soils, bed shapers for potatoes, double flange rotors, star cleaners, armatec blades, two delta legs and six 12in depth wheels as standard. It’s also fitted with a 390hp gearbox and oil cooler, and requires a minimum 300hp at PTO. Optional extras include: hydraulic markers; adjustable bed forming hoods; floating crumbler rollers; quick release blade system; carbide blades; rear lighting kit; and a granular applicator unit. The George Moate triple-bed Tillerstar is used by some of the biggest potato, onion, carrot, parsnip and beetroot growers in the UK as well as on various soil types in other farms around the world. Great deals are currently available on this and other machines. FG

Di’s Supplies, which provides all types of agricultural and livestock goods from branded and trusted manufacturers, has taken on the dealership for Portequip Ltd. Portequip is a leading manufacturer of agricultural feeding and handling equipment. Based in the south west of Scotland, it is a small family-run business which prides itself on its attention to detail and

has been providing farmers with practical equipment since 1978. The company claims that if you need reliable, well-made equipment, it has the product for you. Portequip products are designed by farmers for farmers, and designs are constantly being improved in order to accommodate the changes that farmers require.  Portequip manufactures calf creep feeders; bull beef feeders; cattle feed

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New dealer appointed for Essex Kuhn Farm Machinery has appointed R. C. Boreham & Co as its official dealer for Essex, effective from 17th February. The move will see the thirdgeneration family business become a stockist and service support dealer for Kuhn’s whole range of agricultural machinery. Kuhn managing director Sian Pritchard commented: “The company’s involvement in grass roots farming and significant experience in farm machinery retail means R. C. Boreham & Co has all the credentials necessary to provide expert sales and aftersales support. We look forward to a long and successful relationship working with the R. C. Boreham team and their customers.”

R. C. Boreham & Co partner Matt Boreham said: “We are excited to be given the opportunity to become business partners with Kuhn and feel their impressive range of products will complement our current brand group. We encourage customers, old and new, to contact us today with their requirements and look forward to building new relationships through the Kuhn brand. “We would like to assure customers that we will continue to support any products we have retailed and if you have any questions about the franchise and how it affects you, please call either myself or sales manager Ian Collar. Alongside our parts and services teams, we are ready to receive customer enquiries.” FG


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Thumbs up for self-propelled beet chaser J Riley Beet Harvesters recently supplied the country’s first two self-propelled Vervaet Beet Eater chasers to UK contractors. With particularly tricky conditions during this season’s sugar beet campaign, the chasers have already proven themselves invaluable, the company says. The Beet Eater chaser is based on a reconditioned Vervaet Beet Eater 625 or 925 harvester, which J Riley says provides the ideal base machine and offers the added benefit of keeping costs at a sensible level. Nottinghamshire-based contractors J.P. Plowright & Son were the first in the country to snap one up. Ed Plowright says: “It travels much better than tractors

and trailers, going where they won’t, and it rides well too. It leaves the field in better shape, and there are no ruts underneath the beet heap, which is especially important when making one for a Maus. Although this year’s conditions were part of the reason for purchasing it, it will definitely be useful in drier conditions too. Previously the only Vervaet chaser available was mounted on a Hydro Trike, which didn’t really appeal to us, and this machine complements our 925 harvester which has been performing very well. Earlier this year in drier conditions we lifted 103 acres in two fields in 16 hours, which was 3,400 tonnes of beet. We didn’t rush, just stayed at 8kph all day and never stopped.” FG

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Flach & Le-Roy Ltd Flach & Le-Roy Ltd is an industry leader in designing and delivering high performance drying, ventilation & storage systems for crops & woodchip. Formed in 1993 its high quality product and design services include drive-on drying floors, air ducts, walling, fans, burners and associated control equipment delivered throughout the UK and overseas. A Flach & Le-Roy 4000 ton grain store with twin side air ducts, a drive-on drying floor and 8 x 27kw axial fans

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Lincs dealer open day success, despite ideal weather for drilling With local fields just about dry enough for spring drilling, many exhibitors at the G&J Peck Spalding depot annual open day feared attendance would suffer but, with orders placed and many enquiries for follow-up, the day was judged a great success. David Williams was there. From its five depots in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, G&J Peck Ltd looks after customers across the east of England and East Anglia. Key brands include New Holland, Case IH and JCB, with Case IH sales and service through the dealer’s Pecks AgriTrac-branded depots. Key complementary franchises include Amazone and Krone, along with Larrington Trailers, Claydon Drills, Knight, Cousins, Monosem, Suton, Lynx, Teagle, Garford, Honda, Horstine Farmery, Stocks Ag, Stihl and MitchellRowlands. The dealer’s trading area includes vegetable and root crop producers and many potato and onion growers, and the Spalding depot is the UK headquarters for AVR and Dezeure trailers, for which the dealer is the main UK importer.

Excellent support “As in previous years we were extremely well supported by our valued suppliers and customers, who continue to make this an important annual event in our calendar,” commented G&J Peck director and New Holland brand manager Stewart Barnett. “The whole G&J Peck team contributes a lot of time and effort preparing for the big day and it really makes it worthwhile when customers turn

out to support us. A big thank you to everyone who attended! “While the current climate continues to challenge our industry, we were delighted with the event’s success. Our major brands all reported very good enquiry levels with genuine new orders taken through the day. Our area sales managers were busy, and have many sales leads to follow up during the coming weeks. Our parts and service teams were on hand to discuss special offers on anything from purchases of powered tools to the booking of winter services. The parts area was very busy with customers taking advantage of our ‘On the Day Offers’, and Wellington boot sales were predicted to break all records!” he added. “We now need nature to be kind over the coming weeks with enough dry weather to allow our customers to conclude any outstanding root crop harvests and get through the spring drilling and planting season with minimal disruption,” Stewart concluded. FG

Tractor order made on the day One of several tractors ordered at the open day was this New Holland T7.260 Stage 5 model, which replaces a T7.250. The new tractor will join the fleet of farmers A&J Neal based at Ring’s End, near Wisbech, Cambs. The arable farm also operates a New Holland CX6080 combine and tractors including a T7-200, a TSA135 and a TS115. A Ford 7910 is also used occasionally. “Our tractors were all supplied through Peck’s Ramsey St Mary depot,” explained Andrew Neal. “The team does our servicing too – and service manager Phil Brown is excellent. We visited the open day with the objective of agreeing a deal for a new tractor.” Pictured are – in the seat James Neal, on the step Peck’s New Holland area sales manager Richard Greenacre, and in front New Holland area sales manager David Carver (on the left) and Andrew Neal.

The Pecks AgriTrac display of Case IH tractors included one of two Case IH Magnum AFS Connect models currently in the UK. The new Magnums will be available later this year and are equipped with class-leading technology allowing two-way data communication.

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Machinery Usable capacity for larger tools Lynx products exhibited included a new front weight block. The EcoBox Weight has been updated to include a heavy-duty steel lid, increasing security for tool storage. Area sales manager Roy Milburn explained that the box is proving popular as the 160-litre internal storage space offers usable capacity for larger tools and sundries. The version on show weighs 1,050kg, but there are versions up to 1,750kg, all with identical dimensions. “The box is made of composite material, so the weight depends on the density. It’s available in any colour and costs from just £1,410,” Roy explained.

Considerable interest in cultivation

A New Holland plough was on show, and implement sales manager Tim Lowden explained that interest in the company’s new range of cultivation products has been considerable, with sales achieved throughout the UK. “Our plough line-up includes models from 3–9f and mounted, semimounted or trailed. There are versions rated from 110–360hp which means we have something suitable for most farm types and sizes.” The model displayed at the Peck open day was a PXVS 5, 5f rated at 360hp and with hydraulic width adjustment.

Camera guidance an added option Demand for Monosem precision drills continues for establishment of sugar beet and maize crops, reported Kevin Irlam-Mowbray, who is pictured with a selection of models at the show. “We recently launched a precision seeder for cereals as we believe optimised plant spacing offers opportunities for better establishment and yields,” he added. “We have also recently added camera guidance as an option for our precision hoes. Our hoe range has been available for approximately 60 years, but camera guidance improves precision and allows higher working speeds making them suitable for larger-scale full farm weed control.”

First signal transmitter in Wales RTK signal provider RTK Farming had a stand at the event and many farmers and contractors in the region use the supplier’s services. Company news included its first signal transmitter due to be installed in Wales during February, with others to follow soon after. The company also sells and hires guidance products and dealer liaison manager Jeff Stephenson (left) is pictured with the portable GPS Rover RTK signal receiver which the company hires out for approximately £250 per week. The portable receiver is popular for mounting to vehicles such as ATVs, and compensates for speed and angle while moving. Director PJ Walker (PJ) is also pictured, with a handheld RTK Tablet LT700H which offers RTK accuracy for activities including mapping field boundaries, HLS-designated areas, drainage and irrigation projects. “It can also accurately measure heaps of any material, making it easier to estimate costs for transport, for example,” added ’PJ’.


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Demand for most efficient harvesters The open day included products from across AVR’s range, and sales manager Tom Lootens explained that Ge-force hook-tine rotary cultivators are in high demand. “Many growers are upgrading to larger models, and sales of folding six-row models are increasing in order to replace four-row machines,” he said. “With only one opportunity to establish potato crops each year, creating the best possible conditions for growth is essential. The hook-tine cultivator’s crumble effect is much better for the crop than the finish from a power-harrow.” Tom said a new trailed two-row bunker harvester will operate in the UK this season. “Customer demand is for the most efficient harvesters, and our bunker models can keep operating without a tractor and trailer alongside. They unload on the move so there is no need to stop and, for most of the time, the operator has only to concentrate on the harvesting rather than watching the trailer too.” Tom is pictured with AVR marketing and communications manager Tine Coopman.

Tractor simulator demonstrations Case IH area service manager Sam Davies is pictured demonstrating the features and benefits of Case IH AFS Connect on a tractor simulator, to farmer Andy Kirk and his daughter Jess. Andy farms at Brothertoft, Lincs and is also a self-employed machinery operator for several farms in the area. “We deal with Pecks and the team provides very good service,” he said.

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Farmers David and Ralph Elmore are from Conington, Beds and were at the open day looking at Cousins cultivation machinery. “We use Cousins equipment on our all-arable farm and like it because it’s well made, strong and reliable and works well,” explained David. “When we have a bespoke requirement, the manufacturer is always happy to modify the design to suit our needs.” Pictured (l-r) David and his father Ralph, Cousins of Emneth managing director Laura Cousins and sales representative David Howard.

Guidance solutions explained Pecks AgriTrac precision farming specialist Rob Heanes was kept busy explaining capabilities and costs involved for a range of guidance solutions. New Trimble terminals on show included the XCN 1050 which comes with a built-in navigation controller making it easier and quicker to install. “The wet weather has resulted in lots of enquiries for entry-level systems, mainly to help tackle black-grass,” he said. “Where smaller farms haven’t had a guidance solution to ensure complete field coverage, this has shown up with patches of black-grass making it obvious where areas have been missed. The other key reason for interest from new users is to accurately map field boundaries and confirm field sizes.”

Also trying out the Case IH AFS Connect simulator were William and Charlotte Clark (above). The Clark family farms at Beech Tree Farm, Gosberton, near Spalding and operates a New Holland combine and other machinery supplied by Pecks.

Pictured trying out the cab of the new Magnum AFS Connect tractor was farmer Tony Fowler. Tony’s all-arable farm at Wisbech St Mary is contract-farmed, and he said he has a long history of dealing with Pecks.

Another open day visitor keen to try out the new Magnum AFS Connect cab was farmer and contractor John Ashmore. Trading as JW Ashmore Ltd, the company is based at Enderby, Leics, and the family farm grows wheat, oilseed rape, oats, barley and fodder beet. Contracting for local farms includes spraying, cultivations and other general field tasks. “We use a Magnum 310 and two Pumas,” John explained. “We also have a JCB Loadall, supplied by Pecks. I very much like the Magnum, which is used for primary cultivations. It’s great to drive with plenty of power for heavier tasks.”

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Chosen for level of comfort Farmer and contractor Andrew Lawman is pictured with Pecks area sales manager Ken Beard and a new JCB Loadall AgriPro. Trading as Graham Lawman, Sawtry, the Cambsbased family farm has a suckler beef enterprise using Limousin bulls, and arable crops which are mainly cereals. The business is also a forage merchant supplying hay and straw bales and offers a contract baling service. Three Loadalls are operated and a recent purchase is a new 536-95 AgriPro which is due for delivery shortly. “We use JCB because it’s a good product and the back-up from Pecks is excellent,” Andrew explained. “We tend to buy a new one every three or four years which then does most of the work, and the workload reduces as the models become older. The newest averages 1,700 hours per year, while the oldest works just 600–700 hours per year. They are used all year round, and we run five balers producing 15,000t of forage annually. “We also run three Fastracs including two 4240s and an 8310, which were chosen for their level of comfort, especially while working with our bale chaser. Four-wheel steer is a big advantage for our triple mowers too. G&J Peck also supplies our combine – we operate a New Holland,” he added.

Tipping trailers in high demand Larrington trailers are in high demand according to manufacturer Richard Larrington who is pictured (on the right) with Derby-based agricultural contractor Lee Gilbert. “We sell higher numbers of tipping trailers every year,” explained Richard. “We used to be known for supplying direct to end users, but since we set up our agreement with Pecks through which the dealer is responsible for sales in its area and we provide back-up, this has worked well and now we work on a similar basis with dealers in other regions. “We have two standard trailers – the Harvester, with a half-pipe design allowing it to release its load easily from a shallow tip angle making it ideal for low buildings, and the Majestic which is a heavy-duty contractors’ trailer to withstand the most demanding work environments.” Trading as Lee Gilbert Agri Services, Lee deals with Pecks for JCB Fastracs, but was at the open day to view Larrington trailers. “We run forage harvesters and specialise in slurry applications, and we need extra trailers. This was an ideal time to find out more about the Larrington products.”

Up to 600m of hose for popular model Suffolk-based MitchellRowlands displayed its Drainjetter field drain cleaning and clearing products. “Sales are increasing,” explained managing director Graham MitchellRowlands who is pictured with one of the machines. “The recent wet weather has highlighted that there will be advantages this spring where drains have been maintained and kept clear, including the ability to carry out field tasks sooner and better conditions for crop establishment. Our professional specification 500m model with full remote control is currently the most popular, and it can take up to 600m of hose.”

Franchise proved successful Mowers, rakes, tedders and square balers from Krone’s range were displayed and sales enquiries were from new and existing customers, explained territory sales manager Eddie Caulfield. Pecks took on the franchise in 2015 and Eddie said that the move has proved extremely successful. “The Pecks team supports the products well, and customers can rely on the service and back-up. Recent interest has been across the range, but the Big Pack 1290 XDP high density, high output baler is generating most enquiries from larger farms and contractors.” Eddie is pictured with a Krone Swadro tedder which was sold at the open day.

With one of only two New Holland T8 Genesis tractors currently in the UK are members of the New Holland sales and support teams at the event. (l-r) dealer development manager Tony Sylvester; implements sales manager Tim Lowden; area harvester manager Trevor Wyatt; area sales manager David Carver; CNHi finance area manager Francesca Jacobs and UK combine specialist Nigel Honeyman.

Knowledgeable team, great support Pictured with the latest Amazone Pantera 4503 self-propelled sprayer are (l-r) technical support engineer Chris Bendall, farmer Stephen Pugh and Amazone area sales manager Rupert Batho. Trading as S&S Pugh & Son, based at Low Grounds Farm, Swineshead, Stephen explained that he runs a three-year-old Pantera which was purchased when the farm’s tramline width changed from 24 to 36m. “We liked the Amazone product and it’s proving excellent while working approximately 1,000 hours per year. Amazone’s team is knowledgeable and gives great support, and the back-up from Pecks is very good too,” he added.



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Machinery Handlers used almost every day The machinery fleet operated by farmers and contractors JR Naylor & Sons includes a special edition JCB Loadall 560-80, and a New Holland combine, both supplied by Pecks. “We have operated five or six Loadalls since moving to the brand many years ago,” explained Robert Naylor who is pictured (right) with Pecks area sales manager John Northen. “Our handlers did more in the past when we had cattle, but they are still used almost every day for handling muck, fertiliser and grain.

Assured of excellent back-up Pictured inspecting the latest JCB Loadall are (l-r) farmer Michael Fisher with farm machinery operators Philip and Colin Hill. Trading as Terrington Hall Farm, Michael’s all-arable enterprise is at Thorney, Cambs and the machinery fleet includes a 2008-model JCB Loadall 536-70 which is used mainly for grain handling and general farm tasks, and a Fastrac 4220. “We do a lot of business with Pecks, mainly because we are always assured of excellent back-up,” explained Michael.

Ideal solution for large grass areas A Honda TRX420 Fourtrax ATV with a Logic trailed flail mower created considerable interest at the event. With farm woodland, paddocks and conservation areas likely to remain soft and vulnerable to damage from heavier machines this spring, the ATV and mower provides an ideal solution for those with large areas of grass to maintain.

Drill design benefits highlighted Pecks took on the Claydon franchise in 2014 and Claydon managing director Jeff Claydon (right), who was at the open day with territory sales manager for the east and south of England Taig Norman, said that the range of drills has been popular. “This season has highlighted the benefits of our drill design,” he explained. “Demonstrations carried out in the autumn in testing conditions have resulted in excellent crop establishment and healthy-looking plants as we come out of the wet winter. Our design includes wheels which run on undisturbed soil, so they travel well without smearing or blocking. The tines are well spaced and there is nowhere for trash or sticky soils to become trapped and block.” Jeff said that sales of mounted drills – available in 3–6m working widths, have been particularly high as farmers try to minimise headland damage.

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Drills & Direct Drilling The 6m Aurock drill from Kuhn direct drilling into a cover crop.

Power on the land Seed drill progress is the topic for this month’s Power on the Land, brought to you as always by Mike Williams. Increased output for crop establishment has been a long-term trend in seed drill development, achieved partly by design improvements such as bigger hopper capacities and working widths, but also by drills that require reduced seedbed preparation. Last year’s addition to the Kuhn range was the Aurock triple-disc drill designed for use with either direct drilling or minimum tillage crop establishment. The working width is 6.0m, the power recommendation is 180hp and hopper capacity options are 3,500-litre for seed only, increasing to 5,000-litre for the split version for seed and fertiliser. Options also include single or dual metering, and the opening discs can be either 460mm diameter with a corrugated surface for use in prepared seedbeds, or the embossed 430mm discs recommended for dealing with large amounts of crop residue. The new Aurock pneumatic seed drill is Isobus compatible and the drill control during headland turns is operated by push-buttons. Drill choices from Kuhn also include the Premia mounted mechanical series in 2.5–4.0m widths, the Integra and Sitera combination drills up to 4.0m wide and Megant series mounted drills and Venta trailed drills to work with min till crop establishment. The ability to work with a wide

range of crop establishment methods is a feature of the Hybrid series from Claydon Drills. Available as the Hybrid T trailed version with working widths from 3.0–8.0m, and the mounted M series drills are 3.0–6.0m wide, they are designed to be used after plough-based conventional cultivations or with minimum tillage crop establishment methods, and they can also direct drill into stubble. Transport widths are either 2.9 or 3.0m and hopper capacities for the Claydon drills range from 1,750-litre for a 3.0m mounted drill to a maximum of 5,500-litre for the widest trailed version. Tractor power recommendations for the trailed drills are 50–65hp per m width, and the minimum for the M series mounted drills is 50hp per m. PowerDisc coulters designed to provide a consistent sowing depth feature on the options list for the Serto SC direct drill in the Horsch seed drills range. Horsch offers a choice of seed drills in the high output sector, and the no-till Serto SC is available in 10 or 12m widths and a specification that includes a 6,000-litre hopper with a 50/50 split for seed and fertiliser. The Horsch PowerDisc coulter with operating pressures up to 320kg can also be used on the Avatar SD single disc series designed for no-till drilling, with widths up to 12m. The top selling series’ from the Horsch range are the

Pronto disc type drills and the Sprinter models equipped with tines, and both are available with up to 12m working width and can be equipped with the PowerDisc option. The new trading name introduced for Lincolnshire-based Sly Agri is Horizon Agriculture, and their focus will be on equipment for conservation and regenerative agriculture, with the emphasis on the development of new seed drills and strip tillage machinery. The first Horizon product was introduced earlier this year when the company announced a new seed drill tested on the Sly family’s 300ha farm. It is designed to follow either no-till or minimum tillage crop establishment and the advanced features include the SeederForce sensing system that automatically adjusts the force on the press wheel to maintain a consistent seed placement depth, regardless of variations in the soil. One of the special features on the Rapid series drills from Vaderstad is the coulter, designed to maintain an even pressure with effective contour following to achieve a consistent seed depth for uniform crop emergence. Each packer wheel controls the drilling depth of two coulters, each coulter has its own disc arm with maintenance-free rubber suspension, and the coulters have hardened steel tips and tungsten side plates for wear resistance. Rapid drills are available from 3.0 to 8.0m wide with a 90hpplus tractor recommendation for the smallest model. The Spirit pneumatic drills feature Vaderstad’s TriForce coulter suspension system for seed placement accuracy. Spirit working widths start at 3.0m with a 2,800-litre hopper capacity and a 100hp tractor requirement, and the hopper capacity on 9.0m drill is Rapid series drills from Vaderstad have 12.5m row spacing and are available in 4, 6 and 8m working widths.

The Hybrid T6c drill with a 6m working width is a recent addition to the Claydon range.

5,000 litres, requiring 170hp. Kockerling drills and cultivation equipment are distributed by Hampshire-based Samagri, and the range includes the Jockey drill, based on the Kockerling Allrounder cultivator. The cultivator has 32 spring tines arranged in four rows 16.6cm apart, and there is a generous 60cm of clearance under the frame. The Allrounder has a relatively low power requirement, but it makes the Jockey suitable for drilling into ploughed soil or for mulch seeding. The Jockey has a 6.0m working width reducing to 3.0m for transport, and the standard specification includes radar control to regulate the seeding rate. Samagri is also the distributor for Virkar equipment, including the pneumatic direct drill. The drill is currently available in 4.5, 5.0 and 6.0m working widths, with wider versions in development. The specification includes 5,300-litre hopper capacity which can be seed only or with a 65/35 division for seed and fertiliser, and liquid fertiliser equipment is also available. Sowing rate is between 2 and 380kg/ha and the drill can be equipped for 19 or 25cm row spacing. The seeding mechanism includes a rotary cutting disc mounted on an arm with hydraulic pressure to produce a clean slot and a mini tilth ahead of each seeding tine, and the tine is followed by a v-shaped double press wheel to close the slot. FG

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Drills & Direct Drilling Strip-till drill reaps benefits for young farmer Since deciding to switch establishment method, young Herefordshire famer Ally Hunter-Blair (right) has seen marked improvements in soil health and benefitted from a wider drilling window. Ally was on the lookout for a new establishment system when he came across the Mzuri Pro-Til. One successful demo later, Weir End Farm took delivery of its first Mzuri drill last spring – part funded by the Rural Leader grant. Areas of the farm were traditionally used to grow potatoes and Ally is keen to restore a more

resilient soil structure to the previously heavily cultivated soils. In the first year since adopting the Mzuri strip tillage system, he has seen noticeable improvements to soil health, as well as a large increase in the farm’s formerly-depleted worm populations. He puts this down to the reduced tillage method of the strip-till drill, which only cultivates a narrow band of soil in which to place the seed, leaving the rest of the ground untilled and a thriving habitat for worms and mycorrhizal fungi. The first autumn since adopting the new system was certainly

challenging, Ally says. With land adjacent to the River Wye, burst banks and flooded fields became a regular occurrence, but he found the new system allowed him to get all his drilling finished. Under previous systems, the need to cultivate ahead of sowing would have meant only a fraction of the autumn drilling would have been completed, due to relying on very limited weather windows. The Pro-Til has effectively allowed the farm to widen its drilling window. By removing prior cultivations, it travels on structured stubble which naturally dries out quicker. Machinery travels

better and it allows them to make the most of opportunities to drill in difficult seasons. In addition to saving a machinery pass, the farm has seen significant savings in wearing metal. The sandy soils of the Herefordshire farm are known for giving wearing metal a tough time but Ally has been pleased with how the Pro-Til’s tungsten coulters have worn. Going into his second year, he is confident that the new establishment method will continue to deliver and build on the benefits seen so far. FG

Bigger sizes in development for versatile drill The Virkar Dynamic drill is currently available in 4.5, 5, 6 and 7m working widths, with bigger sizes in development for the future, says UK importer Samagri Ltd. According to the company, this direct drill offers high precision and quality sowing, with the most advanced no tillage system on the market. With a modular design, it is possible to add a variety of extras to suit individual needs.

The seed hopper carries 5,300 litres with an option to split the tank 65 per cent seed, 35 per cent fertiliser, running through two metering systems. A third hopper can be specified. The Free Drive steering axle is designed to provide new freedom when sowing on a curved path, and the system frees up tension in the coulters arms so less stress is put on components. Fully Isobus compatible, the

machine can run through any tractor terminal and do variable rate drilling if required. It is very easy to pull, Samagri adds, because of its low disturbance, which means a 6m drill can be pulled by 180hp. A variety of coulters are available alongside the standard, for very small seeds and beans. LED work lights and tank lights, a toolbox calibration bag and scales come as standard with the machine. FG



The High Precision Direct Drill High quality, low disturbance no tillage system Easy maintenance and low running cost Turbo cutting disc creates a clean micro tilth for seed to be placed in Rubber or steel closing wheels firm the soil around the seed Tilled soil under the seed gives easy root establishment 25cm and 19cm row spacing Modular design 4.5m, 5m, 6m & 7M Samagri Ltd - Manor Court Store, Scratchface Lane, Herriard, Basingstoke, RG25 2TX - 01256 384208 - samagri@btconnect.com

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Drills & Direct Drilling Cultivation equipment for all budgets With a large range of new and used machinery available, plus nationwide delivery, MPE says it has a solution for almost any budget and any size farm or smallholding. The Cousins Swiftine Harrow (pictured) is the perfect example of a scalable machine, available in either 4, 5 or 6m working widths. It has been custom-built to withstand the demands of West Country farmland and, as a result, it is a strong, reliable one-pass cultivator, the company says. MPE stocks a full range of Cousins, Teagle and Maschio cultivation equipment, including rolls, presses, packers, drills, cultivators and harrows. For those thinking of upgrading, MPE also welcomes part exchange. The company says it is “so much more than engineering,” however, and its country store stocks everything customers may need for farms, smallholdings, leisure pursuits, pets, poultry and equine, as well as farm maintenance, servicing and parts for a diverse range of equipment. FG

Conversion coulters now available for additional drill Minimal disruption is key to direct drilling, according to wearing part manufacturers J. J. Metcalfe & Son Ltd, whose range of low disturbance direct drill coulters now fit the Amazone Cayena drill. “Roots and a healthy worm population will take care of aerating and draining the soil, and nutrients will come from the use of cover crops and crop rotation,” the company says. “This no-till approach also helps prevent black-grass establishment by leaving dormant seeds buried well below the surface, unable to germinate.” J. J. Metcalfe & Son’s range of coulters was designed to fit Seedhawk

drills or to innovatively convert Horsch CO/Sprinter series, Simba freeflow and now the Amazone Cayena drills, into direct drills. The coulters have a narrow, replaceable tungsten carbide tipped blade which cuts through the soil, retaining the organic matter on the surface and posing minimal threat to the worm populace. Ensuring accurate seed placement, the blade cuts a slot to place the seed directly beneath the residues of the previous crop, whilst leaving virtually no surface disturbance. The company says it provides an affordable step into direct drilling and maintaining soil health, which should, in turn, increase crop yield. FG





Martin Pears Engineering Ltd offers a broad range of cultivation equipment and supplies to keep farmers and growers doing what they do best. The company says its well-trained advice team are always on hand to make sure customers find exactly what they need.


Less till, less fill. Claydon Opti-Till®. With fewer passes needed, you save on fuel bills, man hours, even equipment. In fact, it’s the most efficient way to create the ideal growing environment for crops. So why plough on with the same old methods? For a more in-depth look at the Claydon system go to:

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Drills & Direct Drilling Range of drills provides versatile offering Kockerling’s three drill ranges include the Jockey, Ultima and Vitu. The Jockey (pictured) is a simple heavy-duty tine drill, with four rows of Hercules tines, 16.6cm row spacing, and 60cm under-frame clearance for working in large amounts of crop residues. This machine is ideal for working in min till and ploughbased systems, as well as direct seeding on lighter soils, according to UK importer Samagri. It is available in 6, 9, and 10m versions and comes with front cross board as standard – wheel track eradicators are optional. Ultima offers even sowing depth at high speeds, controlled hydraulically by a pre-press wheel that is located in front of each

tine. This provides consistent seeding depth, even on the most uneven seed beds. Row spacing is 17.5cm with a 50mm band of seed. Each row is followed by an STS ring, which ensures good soilto-seed contact. It is available in 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9m working widths. Finally, Vitu is equipped with a two-row compact disc harrow and strong levelling board in front or behind the disc harrow. The two-row wheel packer ensures the machine can keep working even in marginal conditions, while the double disc coulters allow seed to be placed very precisely – even at high working speeds. It is available in 3, 4 and 6m, and 6m grain and fertiliser. Depth control can be either mechanical or hydraulic. FG

The newly updated Lemken Solitair 9 pneumatic seed drill in action.

’Perfect seed placement’ with new design The Lemken drilling technology product range was redesigned with the recent launch of the Solitair 25 and Solitair 23 seed drills and the Azurit precision seed drill. The Solitair 9 pneumatic seed drill has now also been updated, with a new look too. Both handling and operating comfort have been improved, while the seed metering and placement system with the proven parallel double disc coulters and depth control wheels remain unchanged. The redesigned Solitair 9 also features an updated hopper design and lid. The new fan, which has been fitted to the Solitair 25, is not only extra silent, but also consumes

impressively little oil. The access step has also been improved and the access grille can now be folded up to make the metering unit and calibration tray more easily accessible. The pre-emergence markers and harrows of the Solitair 25 can also be fitted to the Solitair 9. The single harrows are mounted to the rear seeding coulters to reliably cover two seed rows and the optional compact harrow is easy to lift and can adjust to a wide range of different conditions. The redesigned Solitair 9 seed drill will be available in limited quantities from summer 2020. FG

Jockey 600 The Tine Drill 4 rows of tines at 16,6 cm row spacing and 60 cm underbeam-clearance for perfect trash flow in min-till conditions. 2800 ltr seed hopper with radar-speed-controlled metering for precise seed rates. Only 140 hp needed to haul the 6 m working width using 5 ltr/ha fuel. Unique Double-STS-roller gives targeted reconsolidation of the soil just where the seed sits.

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Openers “make good drill even better” Sudbury-based parts company Pan Anglia says its Dutch Openers have proven popular with farmers, with one customer saying it makes their drill easier to use. With a keen focus on the latest crop establishment techniques, direct farm parts specialist Pan Anglia says it is looking to build on its success as a supplier of Dutch Openers, which have so far been successful with Horsch CO and Sprinter drills.

Dutch coulters reduce draft and make the drill easier to use. Pan has been involved in supplying Dutch Openers for nearly 10 years and has a depth of knowledge and experience of the system. Sales and marketing director Paul Bray says: “The Dutch Opener has proven very successful in converting conventional tine drills into highly effective min-till systems with their unique low disturbance,

low draught coulter system. “We have found that the Dutch Opener system has proved extremely successful in converting Horsch CO and Sprinter drills and we are currently working on conversions for other makes.” Farm manager James Stevenson, of Brian Rice farms in Northampton, has found the system makes their drill easier to use: “We’ve used Dutch Openers for the last two seasons, with the 1in on our Horsch Sprinter drill for direct drilling beans and the 5in coulters for drilling wheat,” he explains. “Our experience is that the Dutch coulters reduce draft and make the drill easier to use… quite simply they’ve made a good drill even better.”   Alongside its success with Dutch, Pan is working with farm equipment supplier Tillso to support its unique and patented Sabre Tine system. The company says this partnership draws together the extensive and

Farm manager James Stevenson, of Brian Rice farms in Northampton, has been using Dutch Openers on his Horsch Sprinter drill for the past two seasons.

knowledgeable Pan sales force, with the technical expertise and support at Tillso. Pan says this will ensure the very best direct support for the customer, along with superb parts back-up through its extensive warehousing and distribution facility.

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Reduce Operator Stress • Operators no longer have to continuously look at the boom • Allows operator to focus on drive path • Operator can go faster Cover More Acres • Work day and night – sensors do not need light to “see” • Take advantage of low wind conditions at night • Spray faster – no manual boom adjustments Other Benefits/Features • Boom height control systems may offer other features such as Headlands Assist so that the boom can be automatically lifted and lowered at the end of the field • Satisfaction guaranteed Derek Johnston +44 (0) 1228 580372 sales@precise-solutions.co.uk

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50 years of research and development The hose reel system developed by Bauer around 50 years ago has been improved, refined and expanded in terms of scale and capacity into today’s comprehensive Rainstar range, comprising almost 130 model variations to suit small- and largescale crop irrigation requirements. The Rainstar T series is a compact range of universal reel irrigators with integrated hydraulic leg supports, two-wheel chassis with adjustable wheel track, and the energy-saving TVR 18 and TVR 20 drive turbines operating through a Bauer four-speed gearbox. At the top end of the scale, the Bauer professional Rainstar E series covers a wide range of highperformance outputs, culminating in the E55 XL that can cover up to 7.7ha per run and twice that area over two runs by rotating the turntable reel from a central position in the field. The turbine’s design and precision assembly ensures it operates with very little water pressure loss, while the Vario variable output nozzle exploits pressure available by delivering full stream flow over the turbine’s impeller at all settings. In combination with the computer control system installed, the variable water nozzle maintains a constant hose retraction speed from the beginning to the end of the strip.

This robust hardware, which includes a fully galvanised chassis and Bauer’s own PE pipe with high tensile strength and shape stability, is operated through cutting-edge electronic control and monitoring systems, including the Ecostar 4300 and 6000 on-board controllers, and Bauer’s SmartRain online irrigation management system. WIth SmartRain, reel moves can be anticipated, scheduled and handled in a timely manner; similarly, with alerts actively issued whenever any problems arise, remedial action can be taken promptly to minimise downtime andadisruption to irrigation schedules. “Remote monitoring of our Rainstar irrigators and diesel pumps can save growers and managers a lot of time while bringing greater efficiency to the management of these systems,” says Bauer UK & Ireland sales manager, Adrian Tindall. “It also enables managers to focus on other tasks safe in the knowledge that their irrigation systems are being monitored at all times while also recording valuable information.” This element of SmartRain automatically saves water usage records and details of individual irrigation system operations, providing data on soil conditions, soil moisture levels, and the size and shape of different fields, and enabling managers to optimise water-use while minimising operating costs. SmartRain requires a solarpowered GPS controller, mounted on the chassis of a Rainstar reel irrigator or the Universal PRO-G control unit on the central tower of a centre-pivot system, while the app is available for Apple iOS and Android devices. With the SmartRain mobile device App, irrigation managers and operators have information on the progress of irrigation sessions at their fingertips.


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“On farms with multiple irrigators, status reports from all machines can be received by whoever is in overall charge to help organise day-to-day operation of irrigation equipment d staff,” explains Adrian. “But, to avoid information overload amongst individual team members, their app can be set to receive status messages only from the particular machines they look after; a lot of time can be saved from simply knowing which of several irrigators will finish next and when.” FG

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Flood prevention works within an environmental habitat

As a water and land drainage management specialist, Fen Group was approached by a local Parish Council to help with flooding issues on the Dam Brook, which ran through a local housing estate. Here’s a brief run-down of how they managed the project. On the company’s first visit, it was evident that several residential properties had been flooded on two previous occasions. After a site and environmental survey, several control measures were applied and a maintenance programme was produced that was tailored to the specific requirements. The issues addressed were embankment erosion at the toe, and collapse

during periods of high flood water. Despite being in the middle of a housing estate, the location had considerable wildlife habitats and this was fundamental when designing the works. The project approach was to eliminate the risk to properties, while enhancing the habitat at the same time. The embankments in some areas were re-shaped and supported using

wooden piles – this was carried out by placing coir rolls at the foot of the embankment, not only as a support but also to encourage the re-growth of vegetation and provide habitat for the water vole population. The embankments had an erosion blanket installed to the high-risk areas, then the embankments were top soiled prior to seeding with a specialist mix. Some areas of the Dam Brook were so badly eroded that, in the long term, they could have potentially caused subsidence to several nearby properties, so alternative measures had to be taken including installing gabion

baskets to prevent further erosion. This was approached by cutting into the embankment to maintain the channel width and installing a new granite base, then installing gabion baskets together with an anti-erosion blanket. As a result, after heavy rainfall over the winter period, this proved successful and stabilised the embankment in the areas of high risk. FG

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The Maidwell Moler working with press wheels fitted.

Drainage & Irrigation New budget pump sets for drip irrigation Greencrop has introduced a new range of budget irrigation pump sets, including economy diesel engines and irrigation pumps that will drive a single hose reel irrigator fitted with either a rain gun or boom, also for increased use of drip or tape irrigation, where existing pump sets on the market are over capacity for these applications. The company offers two models, the GCEP51WIR and GCEP75WIR (pictured), both with bunded tanks and control panels as standard. The GCEP51WIR unit is powered by a water-cooled Perkins 404D22 (Tier 3) 51hp 4-cyl with a Rovatti F43K8090/3E pump, which is ideal for running drip or tape irrigation while still being able to run one irrigator. Standard specification includes: Control box model Elcos CEM250 (standard control & protection); flow switch; manual priming pump; delivery butterfly valve; roof to protect the engine from rain; special bunded chassis with an internal capacity of 800 litres; lockable fuel cap; 11.5/80 wheels with mudguards The GCEP75WIR unit is powered by a water-cooled Iveco F32MNSX00.00 (Tier 3A) 75hp 4-cyl

Mole draining – bringing soil back to life Soil has a vital and longterm impact on productivity, profitability and capital value of the land, and we need to make sure that we are protecting this important asset for the future generations as well as for now. With a move towards more sustainable farming and land management, drainage and mole draining in particular are important factors in improving soil structure and reducing soil erosion on heavy clay soils, especially after the extreme trauma that the land has been through in the last couple of years. Mole draining can help bring the soil back to health, and this can be maintained by moling on a regular rotational basis. The Maidwell Moler range

is designed and built to an extremely high standard to keep going in trashy conditions, and machines do not block up like conventional beam molers. Hankins Engineering Ltd has over 35 years experience in the manufacture of mole drainers claims it knows what is needed to improve soil structure and produce a perfect mole. The Maidwell Moler range consists of robustly built single, twin and three leg machines, both mounted and trailed. These molers can withstand the largest hp tractors built today and are a life time purchase – the first Maidwell Moler built 37 years ago is still in work today. To prevent heaving problems, press wheels can be fitted to all types of machine. FG


engine direct coupled to a Caprari MEC-MR 65-2/4A 1 centrifugal multiple-stage pump with horizontal shaft (Q: 64.67 m3/h H: 109m). Optional extras for both pump sets are: suction and delivery fittings; electric primer; acoustic lockable engine cabinet – 73db at 7m; and GSM control. These new pumps stand alongside Greencrop’s renowned 125hp and 170hp main irrigation pump sets. The Iveco 4-cyl 125hp turbo engine unit has proven to be a popular choice with good engine torque and fuel efficiency. The pump sets all have a complete, fully-covered acoustic cabinet with side-opening doors and a front storage compartment. FG

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Easy installation weather station to the company, the first is the simplicity of installation – with no batteries or SIM card to deal with, field installation only takes five minutes. The second is the way LoRAIN connects to the internet using a LoRaWAN network. LoRaWAN will be new to many growers, but essentially it is Long Range WiFi, enabling multiple LoRAIN devices to connect to the internet without SIM cards. Whilst growers can easily set up their own LoRaWAN network, Norfolk County Council is currently deploying a LoRaWAN network across their county, giving growers in this region free connectivity. FG 70717

cleared and marked with a marker post, making them easier to locate. Spring is also a good time to carry out drain jetting and it is never too early to start planning your mole draining, deciding whether it is to be undertaken through the growing crop, or after harvest. Miles Drainage has the experience and availability to assist with all of the above, especially drain maintenance during the winter months. Based in East Anglia but operating nationwide, the company provides a GPS-based quality land drainage design and installation service. Miles Drainage also manufactures the Single Leg Mole Plough as well as supplying spares and wearing parts. FG

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The iMETOS LoRAIN is an easily deployed weather station, ideally suited to a busy crop manager. Combining a rain gauge along with temperature and humidity sensors, LoRAIN measures both rainfall and applied water, as well as monitoring the canopy climate for disease pressure. Easy access to your field data is really important, so LoRAIN reports to your tablet, smartphone and laptop though our web portal FieldClimate, as well as the John Deere Operations Centre. iMetos claims that LoRAIN has significant advantages over alternative solutions. According

Miles Drainage Ltd contract manager, Andrew Wright, says signs of poor drainage maintenance have become more and more evident since the autumn rains started. The problem could be as simple as a blocked drain, or a ditch that has not been cleaned out for a while. With fewer full-time farm staff and more acres to farm, ditch and drain maintenance can easily become overlooked. For a drainage scheme to operate to its full potential, the outfalls need to be in good condition and have a suitable freeboard (the difference between the drain invert and the ditch bed). Drains which are hidden in the undergrowth need to be found,

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iMETOS LoRAIN is designed to be easily connected to an existing LoRa network. For remote situations without the availability of a commercially operated LoRa network Pessl Instruments partners will support you with a farm based LoRa network which enables you to install all available LoRa sensors.

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The role of irrigation in fighting climate change Climate change will obviously have an impact on irrigation but conversely, irrigation also has a role to play in reducing the impacts of manmade climate change. Extreme weather, including longer dry periods and very heavy rainfall, mean water storage must be carefully managed and irrigation systems should be designed to make best use of stored water. Unfortunately, for economic reasons, the drift towards more efficient irrigation techniques will continue to be slower than necessary unless incentives improve, believes Adrian Colwill, managing director of respected irrigation equipment manufacturer, Briggs Irrigation. “One incentive may be lack of water. If there is not enough water, improvements to uniformity of application, droplet size, timing and irrigation infrastructure will become

essential to make better use of the water that is available. But in practice, wholesale change is unlikely unless growers are influenced by incentives such as legislation and financial support. In many cases there are efficiencies that could be introduced with existing systems and machinery.” In addition to improved application systems – such as use of irrigation booms in place of rainguns – developments in remote monitoring, analysis and management can improve efficiency. Modern digital control networks enable essential functions to be monitored and controlled from a mobile phone, tablet or PC. Briggs Irrigation is testing new ‘cloud based’ technology. In addition to remote control, the new systems integrate the management of pumps, hose reels and Briggs’ linear irrigation booms (pictured). FG


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Drainage & Irrigation Wroot Water owner Anthony Hopkins.

Reducing the risks of irrigation work Do you ever consider the power of water pressure when you are irrigating? Have you ever had a hydrant top come off and had a near miss? Irrigation specialist Wroot Water says one of the hazards of working with water

at high pressure is the damage it causes when a pipe bursts. There is also a risk of injury if the hydrant top becomes disconnected when you open a hydrant in a pressurised main line pipe. The company says it is

committed to prioritising safety and with this in mind, it has begun modifying hydrants by putting a lever valve in the riser that is between

two flanges. This eliminates the need to be directly over the hydrant top when opening the hydrant, thereby reducing the risk of injury, the company says. FG

Wet autumn provides rapid payback on drainage investment “Our investment in a new land drainage scheme has made the difference between getting our potato crop harvested and leaving it in the ground to rot.” This observation was recently made by a farmer from Lincolnshire, who had invested in a comprehensive drainage scheme via William Morfoot Ltd in the same field in 2018. Morfoot managing director, Tim Sisson, commented further: “We have had a number of farmers advising that recent investment in drainage schemes will pay back the investment in a single season based on the way that last autumn went. With the tight work windows and problematic soil conditions, there were limited opportunities to get on the land through the whole autumn period. Drainage investment has

undoubtedly increased the size of work windows and delivered overall better soil recovery times than would otherwise have been present.” Investing in drainage during a dry time allows farms to reap the rewards when the weather turns. As well as delivering significantly higher yields though enhanced soil structures, land drainage also improves the timeliness for key arable operations, for example allowing harvesting or drilling to continue more quickly when weather conditions improve – even in catchy weather windows. Morfoot offers a comprehensive scheme design and installation service for new land drainage schemes. The company also provides ditch restoration and water course management services and operates across the whole of the UK. FG 70714

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#10 2.00mm mesh, as required by some regulatory agencies to provide protection to marine life such as eels and fish. The optional 12 or 240V power drive unit keeps the drum turning in slow moving currents. The filter can also be used in slurry or digestate lagoons, offering the livestock and agricultural industries a helpful solution when the separation of debris or solids contamination is required. The product is also available as the Gravity Riverscreen filter – this version of the filter can incorporate an electric driven pump, making it the ideal piece of kit for abstraction from an irrigation reservoir. FG

Riverscreen Filter is a rotating water-driven self-cleaning screen that reliably delivers irrigation water from as little as 4in deep, making it ideal for shallow water pumping. Available from Euromacchine – the official European distributor – Riverscreen is the ideal solution for operations in a reservoir, river or canal where weed or sand is a constant problem, the company says. The standard floating Riverscreen comes in five sizes, allowing flow rates from 40 –600m3/hr. Standard on all Riverscreen models is #8 304 2.38mm stainless steel mesh. Other sizes are also available upon request including


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Farm & livestock buildings: Can you make improvements? Well-designed farm and livestock buildings can have a lasting impact on animal health and productivity, so it is worth looking at your current set up and investing in any necessary improvements. Sarah Kidby spoke to Riva Commercial about the benefits of insulation. Optimising livestock buildings can help to reduce disease, improve animal welfare and boost efficiency, as well as creating a better working environment for staff. While there are many factors to consider when it comes to good building design, AHDB states the three key environmental parameters are air speed, moisture and fresh air. Proper insulation and ventilation are needed to maintain a stable temperature and prevent condensation caused by the heat and moisture animals produce through their breath, sweat, urine and faeces. If heat is unable to leave the building, it will condense on cold surfaces inside, increasing humidity and making bedding cold and damp – creating a suitable environment for bacteria to thrive. Excess moisture in the air also escalates the risk of viruses and bacteria surviving outside the body, while reducing ambient temperature and increasing the need for bedding. As well as cutting down heating bills in winter and cooling costs in summer, insulation can reduce condensation on walls and ceilings by keeping surfaces warm.

Ideal temperature Cattle need to maintain a constant body temperature of around 38ºC, and this can be affected by air temperature, radiant temperature, wind speed and relative humidity, alongside animal factors such as size, feed level and type, and body condition. If temperatures fall below

the lower critical temperature (LCT – minus 15ºC), feed will be channelled away from growth and milk production to keep animals warm. Insulation is important for tackling draughts, which will decrease the LCT considerably and cause loss of heat energy. Ventilation is also needed to remove heat and moisture from the building. Conversely, above the upper critical temperature (UCT – 25ºC), cattle will sweat to dispel excess heat and may suffer heat stress. Dairy cows under heat stress reduce their feed intake, leading to lower milk production and reduced growth. This also has a detrimental effect on reproduction. If ambient temperatures rise above the UCT, Nadis suggests milk yields can fall by as much as 20 per cent. Increasing evidence indicates that even relatively low temperatures during the summer months in the UK can lead to reduced feed intakes, lower milk yields, impaired fertility and a greater risk of mastitis and embryonic loss. Relative humidity in the UK is frequently above 80 per cent in summer, according to Nadis, and nears 100 per cent in poorly designed winter accommodation, so the effects of heat stress could be a growing problem for dairy farmers. While there are many factors to consider when ensuring livestock buildings are fit for purpose, Riva Commercial says insulation is a key, cost effective way to not only reduce energy bills, but



Insulation solutions Riva Commercial installs Revivatherm closed cell spray foam insulation which, according to the company’s senior commercial partner Mark Mann, helps to maintain a stable temperature – keeping buildings warm in winter and cool in summer. Riva says the product can prevent overheating in summer, improves indoor air quality and offers protection from severe weather and flooding resistance. It also promises zero condensation and up to 60 per cent reductions in heat losses, cutting energy bills in half by reducing the need for heating in winter and fans in summer. Liquid installation allows access to critical, inaccessible or curved areas, sealing off gaps and air leaks, while stabilising and encapsulating asbestos and tin roofs – making them Class 1 fire retardent and up to 300 per cent more stable. The product also has no food value for vermin. FG

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Farm Buildings Proud to supply British farmers Graham Heath Construction supplies steel framed buildings for the agricultural, industrial and equestrian industries and has grown significantly since its opening in 2003. The team can design, supply and fit a steel framed building for a customer as an ‘off-the-shelf’ design or a fully bespoke build, and will beat any genuine like-forlike quotation (T&Cs apply). Due to company expansion, Graham Heath Construction says it can now guarantee delivery in six to eight weeks from the date of order confirmation. The company is proud to supply

British farmers with their CE-marked steel framed buildings and to be a UK manufacturer, with all materials being manufactured on-site in South Cheshire. It also has a fleet of drivers for nationwide delivery. With a strong farming heritage, Graham Heath Construction understands the agricultural industry inside out and always strives to provide its customers with the highest quality, valuefor-money solution. From grain stores and livestock sheds to workshops and straw stores, they currently have several promotional offers running on a range of farm buildings. FG

Graham Heath Construction says it can provide customers with a range of high quality, value-for-money farm buildings, which can be delivered in just 6–8 weeks.

An economic alternative to under-floor ducts FloorVent under-floor ventilation, from manufacturer Martin Lishman, is a cost-saving cooling system for new floors, new stores, hopperbottomed bins and silos. It combines the benefits of grain pedestals and cooling fans with the need to make store handling and filling easier. Including a perforated pedestal tube with a conical cap to deflect grain during filling, the tube connects to an under-floor duct via a base plate in a recess in the concrete floor. When the store is empty, a drain cover placed over the recess leaves the floor completely multi-purpose. FloorVent suits deep grain

stores where logistics and safety considerations make moving fans between pedestals difficult. Key benefits include direct heat extraction, with hot air vents directly outside the building so there is no need for building extraction fans; and easier filling with less chance that ducts will move. When pushing up or levelling the grain, there is no tube protruding from the grain that could be damaged. Martin Lishman says installation of FloorVent is low cost and can be done in a fraction of the time of traditional under-floor systems. It combines cost-effective cooling with low capital cost per tonne, the company adds. FG

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Farmers set up booming construction business

Essex farmers Will King and Johnnie Jiggens set up K & J Construction Ltd six months ago, after finding a cost-effective solution to their own building projects. Farmers Guide caught up with them to find out more. Since opening for business last year, K & J Construction said it has been overwhelmed by uptake from farmers and business “couldn’t be better”. Co-owner Will King, who is part of co-operative Wix Farms with

two other farmers, said they were looking to put up various sheds over the next two to three years, including potato and grain stores and cattle sheds. While exploring the best, most cost-effective solution, it was

recommended that they use their own skills and experience to design and construct the buildings, which led to a partnership with business manager Mark Finney. They wanted to provide a service for farmers, by farmers, using their knowledge of what is required of agricultural buildings, as they are not only providers of the service, but customers as well. Ultimately, they believe customers are looking for a fantastic service at a reasonable price, as well as the continuation of contact after the point of sale – dealing with the same contact throughout the process. Johnnie said that between them they have overseen the construction of many farm buildings on their own farms over the years – covering as much as 30,000 sq. ft – and while they do not fault the build quality of the companies they have used, much of the discussions were carried out over the phone, as opposed to face-to-face on the farm. K & J pride themselves on offering that personal, one-to-one service with their clients. With a full order book, the company has a variety of new projects

coming up, including cattle sheds, grain stores, cold stores, general purpose buildings and workshops. Plus, there is currently a growing demand for industrial units in their local area, they added. In addition to the design, construction and supply of agricultural, industrial and equestrian steel frame buildings, the company – which now has CE marking approval – offers to handle planning permission applications and provides industrial structural calculations. FG

Supplies for farm and livestock buildings Rhino Steel Cladding Limited supplies all major types of roofing sheets and wall cladding sheets, including galvanised steel, fibre cement and GRP fibreglass rooflights that provide a durable, long-lasting and maintenance-free investment for over 30 years. The company also supplies steel purlins for the framework of the building and all fixings, flashings and accessories. Fibre cement roofing sheets are perfect for farm and livestock

buildings, the company says, with excellent thermal properties to help keep a consistent temperature inside by absorbing the weather outside, preventing condensation problems. Perforated and ventilated steel cladding sheets are also well suited to these types of buildings, as they allow airflow and natural daylight through, as well as methane gas dispersal. Meanwhile, the GRP Fibreglass Roof Lights increase natural daylight inside, creating a better working and living

environment. The rooflights can be used on their own or in conjunction with any of the company’s steel or fibre cement roofing sheets. A delivery service is available throughout the UK on a 7–10 working day turnaround. Deliveries can also be collected from the West Midlands depot where a wide range of pre-cut profiled steel roofing sheets, wall cladding sheets, fibre cement sheets, rooflights, flashings, fixings and accessories are stocked. FG

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Protecting your assets The importance of well designed, well-built buildings for agricultural use is often hard to quantify in terms of the impact on business. A poorly-ventilated shed can impact the growth of stock, leading to reductions in productivity and therefore increases in mortality, hindering profits. Movement and handling of stock between buildings and competition for feed and water should also be carefully considered when looking at building or redesigning an existing building. Investment in modern buildings is only part of the battle, however, as we have seen a massive increase in the amount of thefts from farms and also the prevalence of activists, which can have a massive impact – not just on the financial aspects

of the farm, but perhaps more importantly the mental wellbeing of its inhabitants. With more than 50 years of livestock marketing experience, Anglia Quality Meats (AQM) has built a range of partnerships to help farmers tackle these issues and provide bespoke on-farm specialist advice. AQM offers a complete service for the efficient production, management and marketing of livestock. Partnerships with leading agricultural insurers and financial advisors mean that it can also help to ensure the correct cover is in place. Through Active Farm Solutions the company offers advice and products for securing, monitoring and protecting the farm and its assets. FG

Don’t forget to leak-test storage plants Loss of refrigerant gas can be a common problem in farm storage buildings and means refrigerated crop storage doesn’t work as effectively as it should, leading to loss of stock. Welch Refrigeration inspects equipment, determines why and where the plant is losing refrigerant and carries out repairs to get it up and running as soon as possible. The Ipswich-based company specialises in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of refrigerated crop storage. Welch engineers, which are on-hand 24/7, also leak-check plants regularly to ensure farms meet their F-Gas regulations, and can advise on how often to leak-test, based on the quantity and type of refrigerant gas in the plant. It also offers advice on

gas conversions to refrigerant gases with lower global warming potential (GWP). Crop storage plants can have problems with compressors and electric motors, the company adds, so it provides an overhaul service of compressor and electric motors to keep plants running efficiently during the season.  When farms are ready to shut plants down at the end of the season, Welch isolates the plant to prevent any refrigerant leakages during shutdown. When the plants are ready to be started up again, it carries out a full service to check for problems and carry out repairs where necessary, to ensure the plant runs efficiently throughout the season. FG


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Mark Allen took over the running of Johnstruct – which supplies, installs and refurbishes steel-framed buildings – after the sad passing of his father Richard a year ago. Farmers Guide caught up with him to talk about his journey with the company. Q. How has the last year been, since you took over the company? A. The last year has been an emotional roller coaster, trying to do right by my father whilst learning on the job as it were. The loyalty and incredible support from the majority of suppliers has been unbelievable. Q. What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on recently? A. All our jobs are really interesting in their own way. I love the variety and difference between projects – thus far, not one job has been the same. One of the most challenging pieces of work lately has been quoting to undertake a seven-cattle barn building project on a farm near Cambridge. The site borders the Fens, has extremely poor soil bearing capacity (for foundations) and is located within a complex drainage network. This is challenging, as rightly or wrongly I do most of the high-level design upfront – this allows me to more accurately price up materials and labour, in order to not go back to the customer for additional funds later in the project. This is important to me as I don’t like ‘unknowns’ or surprises.

site. We are positive that this added-value service reduces risk and emphasises work force/customer safety. Q. What does the future hold for Johnstruct? A. Historically our focus has predominately been agricultural building. However, the trend for farmers and land owners to diversify their business creates opportunities for Johnstruct moving forward. Johnstruct is extremely considered in its building design approach

and asks the question: “What could this building possibly be used for in 10, 20 or even 40 years’ time?” It’s not necessarily just about what materials we’ll use or the building size, it is also about considering building location; positioning/orientation; the environment; and listening to and understanding our customers’ current needs versus their aspirations. In my father’s time he worked with the grandparents and parents. I see a clear trend of working more with the sons and daughters. The world in which we live and the technology within it has changed dramatically from the preboomer era to the millennials. Fundamentally, Johnstruct will always aim to provide a highquality service and product no matter what the building requirement or need. FG

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Farm Buildings Complete construction service With more than 200 years of combined experience, Suffolk-based company Ashwell Construction Ltd says it can manage, design, construct and implement all forms of agricultural, commercial and civil engineering projects. This can include full construction of the building, including the steel structure and cladding, internal grain walls, mechanical and electrical installation, doors and all external hardstandings. It also covers groundworks, construction of foundations, positioning holding down bolts with GPS surveying equipment and constructing the floor slab to the client’s specification. Additionally, a topographical survey of the site, soil investigation and foundation design are all available. Other services include: both permanent and temporary

road construction and accesses; interceptors, water harvesting and septic tank installation; hedge/tree removal and ground clearance; site clearance/land clearing and management; equestrian facility construction (including walking tracks and ménages); ditch management and remediation; pond and lake restoration; muck pads and storage areas; and installing or impooriving services. Ashwell Construction is also involved in the renewable energy sector and can construct silage pads, wind turbine bases and groundworks to anaerobic digester plants. However large or small the project, the company says it can offer safe and high-quality installation and construction, while also maintaining value for money. FG

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The company also offers a lighting plan service, whereby they calculate the minimum number and size of lights to provide the required light levels. Lojer also claims it will guarantee the optimum lighting level for your needs, and ensure there aren’t more LEDs than necessary – saving on purchase costs and reducing power wastage for the foreseeable future. According to the company, they can cut your electric bill in half, plus help save even more energy with programmable clocks so they are only on when you need the light, and light sensors for bright days which turn the lights off when the ambient level is more than enough. FG

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Farm Buildings Planning permission for building proposals

Refurbishing your old farm buildings Farm buildings often fall into disrepair as they withstand the elements year after year, and refurbishing your existing building to enhance its appearance and extend its life is often lower cost than a new build. From roof cladding repairs and removal of asbestos cladding, to upgrading thermal efficiency or improving the building’s aesthetics, Tey Farm Systems says it has a specialist team to help. According to the company, its team are experts in the refurbishment of old steel and concrete framed buildings and pride themselves on creating the best design for both you and your business. Essex-based Tey Farm Systems specialises in the design, build and

refurbishment of high-quality farm buildings – from grain stores and workshops, to cattle buildings and straw barns. The company says it is one of only a handful to offer complete project management from the initial planning stages through to construction and completion, by offering in-house maintenance tailored to customers’ individual needs. It offers a free, initial appraisal visit from which you can choose any number of follow up services offered. The company carries out any necessary planning applications before erecting, cladding, installing and supplying the building. All work is carried out to the same standards as would be applied to a new build. FG

Despite recent political upheaval with Brexit, future trading agreements, the Agricultural Bill and climate change, the need for UK farmers to produce food remains. Buildings are key to this and need to be fit for purpose and suited to modern farming. Rural planning consultants and designers Acorus say they have a wealth of experience in advising clients on meeting the building needs of their business, whether that be agricultural or as part of a diversification proposal. For new farm buildings, there are options available in terms of the route through the planning system. A decision can be made early on whether to use permitted development rights. For holdings above 5ha, legislation allows buildings covering 1,000m2. There are a number of restrictions which need to be considered and it must be shown that the development is reasonably necessary for the purposes of agriculture, and justified as such. Under permitted development rights, there is still a prior approval process to go through. Planning applications for agricultural buildings should be

treated positively even in the Green Belt where agricultural buildings are not inappropriate. However, issues such as landscape impact, pollution, highways and access all need addressing with any application, and in some cases an Environmental Statement will be required. If you are considering a new farm building, new farmstead or relocation of an existing farm, including the potential for on-site accommodation, you can contact Acorus for advice and assistance on the planning process. FG

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Farm Buildings Energy-saving fan set popular with users The Evolution fan from Evans and Pearce first launched in 2011 and has since proven to be a popular choice for pedestal ventilation, the company says. Conventional fans for pedestals generally use a 1,100W motor, which is capable of ventilating around 250t/ unit. The Evolution fan, on the other hand, uses a 350W motor to ventilate the same tonnage. Efficiencies are gained through the brushless motor technology, which reduces mechanical energy loss when driving the motor; and the backwardcurved impeller, which has lower energy demands compared to the forward-curved type commonly used in portable grain cooling fans. Since the introduction of the new Grain Fan Assist controller in 2017, the fan can also wirelessly control building ventilation fans. In practice, it detects when running conditions are suitable, turns itself on and engages the building extraction fan to ensure warm air from the crop is expelled from the grain store. According to the company, users appreciate Evolution’s reliability, low voltage start-up and the ease of moving it around the grain store. The integral controller is a bonus as

the unit arrives with its automation in place, so there are no electrician or controller costs. Motor longevity has been impressive, the company adds, with just one failure out of 700 sold. Managing director Rob White said: “The system just makes sense when people see it for the first time. Fans react to grain conditions local to the pedestal. Energy input is low, moving the fan is easier and control is built into the fan. “As with all our fan products the units are Devon-built, with components sourced from the UK and Europe for supply chain stability.” FG

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Kramer telehandler KT429.

No-till eco drills available for hire this spring Dale Drills is making its range of No-Till Eco Drills available for short-term hire throughout the UK this spring, offering users the chance to establish crops in an economically efficient manner, while ensuring healthier, more resilient soils that are capable of growing higher-yielding crops. Features include low disturbance tines to keep the horsepower requirement to a minimum of just 20hp/m (a 6m Eco M can be pulled with a 150hp tractor). This reduces fuel consumption while also


limiting the weight of machinery on the soil and preventing unnecessary compaction. Independent drilling assemblies follow contours accurately, which ensure even depth control across the width of the drill, giving rise to a crop which emerges evenly. This feature also saves money and time by reducing the need for additional cultivation passes in order to level seedbeds. An adjustable hydraulic pressure to drilling assemblies allows users to drill into any seedbeds, from firmer direct seedbeds, to looser min till and even into conventional ploughbased seedbeds, reducing the need for multiple drills. An adjustable row width from 12.5– 25cm (5–10in) also offers users the versatility to plant crops at the optimum spacing for best yield, while the ability to place fertiliser and other products alongside seed optimises establishment. FG

New features for telehandler range An 11-model range of Kramer Werke telehandlers will be equipped with level V engines, as well as receiving new features for optimal comfort and driving experience. Eight models (KT306, KT356, KT307, KT357, KT407, KT457 (successor KT447), KT507 and KT429) will still be equipped with the Deutz TCD 3.6 engine with level V and 100kW power. For this purpose, the exhaust after treatment with DOC and SCR will be supplemented with a DPF as a standard. The models with 5,500kg payload, KT557 and KT559, will receive the Deutz TCD 4.1 engine with level V and 115kW as standard. The KT276 model will also receive new features. For optimal all-round visibility, a raised cabin is optional for the

compact models from KT306 to KT407. The exterior FOPS protective grating has been optimised for the high cabin, to ensure a better upwards view and a new protective grating is part of the standard equipment for the performance range from KT457 to KT559. To increase safety and comfort, the entry into the machine was improved through a recess in the cabin floor. The models starting with KT306 payload and up now have a fourth steering mode, the ‘manual crab steering’. The wheel position of the rear tyres can be fixed here, but still manoeuvred with the front axle, which is very convenient in tight spaces or, for example, when driving along the silo wall, Kramer says. FG

Are you involved in hedgerow management or tree cutting? If so, you need to see this shear working! Contact us for more information


The TMK range now offers shears that fit on 2–30 tonne excavators. The TMK 300 will also fit onto telehandlers. TMK shears can cut between 200mm–400mm softwood and between 180mm–350mm hardwood. Cutting capabilities are dependent on the model of shear being used. Each shear comes with a fixed grapple, which holds onto the cut tree or vegetation before and after it has been cut, allowing the operator to safely place it onto the ground.

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Machinery brand appoints new dealer “We’re delighted to add the Vicon portfolio to our business,” said Vincent Tractors & Plant managing director Paul Vincent. “Vicon is a well-established premium brand with a strong reputation, and its extensive product range now takes us into new market sectors with a well-respected range of mounted and trailed sprayers.” Vincent Tractors & Plant has 44 staff, including nine salespeople and 14 mobile and workshopbased technicians. The business, started by Paul’s parents, recently welcomed third generation family members Nick and Alec Vincent into the fold. Vicon sales manager David Furber commented: “We’re pleased to have secured a well-known dealer to handle sales and service of our new sprayers in an area that has given us a strong market share. The Vincent family has a great reputation for supporting its customers with a range of high-quality machinery, and we’re really proud to be (l-r): Alec and Nick Vincent, who recently joined supporting this business with Vincent Tractors & Plant, with Vicon sales manager David Furber. the Vicon range.” FG

In a continued expansion of its dealer network, Vicon has appointed Vincent Tractors & Plant, giving the Kverneland brand a greater foothold in the south west region. Vincent Tractors & Plant will sell Vicon sprayers and balers through its depots in Fraddon, Cornwall, and Smithaleigh, near Plympton in south Devon. The entire Vicon range will also be available through Vincent’s Holsworthy depot in north Devon.

New ‘fine finish’ machine for land regeneration A new addition to the tractormounted mulcher range supplied by Spaldings can produce a fine and firm tilth, ready for woodland re-planting or sowing to other crops as part of a land regeneration project. The TMC Cancela MPK-225 has a working width of 2.25m (a 2.50m version is also available), operates on the rear three-point linkage of a 220–300hp tractor, and has 58 rigidly-mounted hammers arranged in a helix pattern. Each hammer has a single carbide tip that shreds residue against six rows of replaceable counter knives and incorporates the resulting mulched material into finely tilled topsoil. Unlike other machines in the



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range, the MPK has a two-speed gearbox, providing a slower rotor speed for shredding and incorporation, and a faster speed for grinding away tree stumps up to 450mm diameter. Another feature unique to this model is a steel finishing roller equipped with six serrated traction rings and mounted on hydraulic cylinders, to regulate the working depth and lift the roller out of work when not required. The combination of an intensive-action mulching rotor, consistent working depth, adjustable hood and rear-mounted roller leaves a fine, level and consolidated surface largely free of trash, ready for replanting trees or sowing to a different crop. FG

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Making the most of the dry period Getting nutrition and management right in the dry period has been shown to reduce health issues and optimise lactation performance, fertility and overall cow productivity. Sarah Kidby spoke to Trouw Nutrition about overcoming key challenges. be important to encourage An important resting period for dairy cows to eat by pushing cows, the dry period allows udder the feed up regularly tissues to repair ahead of lactation and making sure they and provides an opportunity to have plenty of space. dispel potential pathogens that could Controlling cause mastitis. Key aims for farmers energy intake in during this time are maintaining the dry period body condition so that cows calve in has been shown the best condition, and maximising to offer benefits for dry matter intake (DMI) post-calving peripartum health, DMI to ensure high performance and and productivity. Liz explains: reduce the risk of health and fertility “Many people talk about controlled problems. For this, a smooth, low-Debby Brown energy diets during the dry period, stress transition from the dry period widely established in the literature to lactation is particularly important. as the best way to prepare cows for Trouw’s ruminant technical the subsequent lactation, especially development manager Liz Homer controlled energy in the close-up (pictured) emphasises the importance period, but it can be difficult to of the whole lactation cycle, not just achieve. Few farmers the dry period, in estimate the DMI order to achieve a of dry cows and good transition from Flooded land therefore don’t the dry period to may have resulted know the true milking. She defines in leaching of some energy intake to the transition period determine whether as six weeks preimportant minerals, or not they are calving to six weeks so forage should be feeding a controlled post-calving, but energy diet.” To monitoring cow body tested when new estimate DMI, a condition during late season silage is good start would be lactation is important to estimate feed out – if cows are too fat harvested. and refusals divided when they dry off, by cows in the group, she adds. they will mobilise more body fat and Producers can also try to control reduce their feed intake post-partum. intake through the neutral detergent It is during late lactation that farmers fibre (NDF) in the diet promoting fill. can make the biggest difference to Typically, a partial DCAB or DCAB cow condition as changes can still be diet is fed in the dry period, but you made at this point, but not during the need to know what cows are eating dry period. In early lactation, it will

Some recent research coming out is showing that calcium carbonate supplementation through the Trouw Reviva drink keeps calcium levels higher for longer compared to a bolus.

in order to establish the desired DCAB per farm to achieve. After particularly heavy flooding at the end of last year, analysis of feed and silage will be particularly important, according to Liz: “Feed analysis and silage analysis is always important to know what you are feeding, but flooded land may have resulted in leaching of some important minerals, so forage should be tested when new season silage is harvested, especially if you are using a DCAB ration as you need to be as precise as possible.”

After calving Post-partum nutrition is just as important and Liz recommends a post-calving drink containing calcium. “Most farmers use calcium boluses but some recent research coming out is showing that calcium carbonate supplementation through the Trouw Reviva drink keeps calcium levels higher for longer compared to a bolus,” she explains. “But it’s not just the calcium in the drink, it’s the

rehydration and the balance of salts.” This will encourage cows to eat, as well as reducing the risk of milk fever. Glucogenic diets help to promote a faster return to energy balance and good fertility, she adds.

Sub-clinical disease Most farmers will only get a few cases of clinical milk fever, but the main issues are generally sub-clinical, affecting performance but otherwise going undetected, Liz says. With this in mind, how can dairy producers overcome sub-clinical cases and maximise productivity after calving? She says the key is: “Monitor condition throughout lactation, make sure they dry off in the correct condition, feed a proper transition diet and control the energy, including a decent amount of quality protein in the diet.” After calving, it is essential to manage this stressful period correctly by minimising the amount of changes cows go through and giving them sufficient space to eat, optimising DMI. FG

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Fallen stock advice from the experts According to fallen stock disposal experts Inciner8, the most commonly used method of disposal is collection. While this may be convenient for some, many farmers in remote locations are left waiting weeks for collection services and, in the event of bad weather, collection is almost impossible. The fees for collection are also increasing, making it the more costly alternative. Burying dead livestock has been illegal since 2003, when a ban was implemented to protect the health of humans and other animals, as the ground can become contaminated by leaking body fluids. This can then make its way into the food and drink supply. Storing carcasses for extended periods of time can also increase the

risk of disease and infection on the farm. Putting your other animals at risk could be catastrophic for your business, particularly at crucial times. Dead carcasses attract vermin and insects which multiply if left for long periods, so getting rid of carcasses the same day of death will eradicate any potential risk of infection or disease. Farmers know that dealing with fallen stock at any time of the year is a costly distraction and dealing with fallen stock during the winter causes further disruption on the farm. Having your own on-site incinerator will allow you to dispose of your fallen stock quickly and safely, saving you money on your collection fees. Speak to Inciner8 if you wish to find out more, or visit the company’s website. FG

National livestock input supplier Rumen Supplies has proven a popular choice for dairy, beef and sheep farmers across the UK, seeing rapid growth over the years since it spotted a gap in the market for a fair-price supplier of minerals, supplements and other livestock sundries. Rumen Supplies’ extensive repertoire of products includes a range specifically for dry cow management, helping farmers to boost the health, fertility and productivity of their animals during this critical period. The range includes dry cow minerals, DCAB ingredients, and post-calving and transition drinks. Monopropylene glycol and glycerine can be given

separately or combined into one drink with flavouring, which is useful for preventing ketosis in early lactation. The company’s business model involves taking all orders online or over the phone to significantly reduce expensive overheads such as retail units and sales representatives. Managing director Adam Chalklin says this allows them to reduce prices substantially without compromising on quality or service. The company is available 24/7, putting customer service high on the agenda. Combining his experience of the industry and farming background, Adam is sure that just one phone call to the company could save customers thousands of pounds every year at a time when farm margins are under constant pressure. Rumen Supplies caters for farms of all shapes and sizes, with customer herds ranging from 60 to more than 3,000 cows, and delivers across the whole of the UK. FG


Rumen Supplies Ltd, a national livestock input supplier, is proving to be a great choice for dairy, beef & sheep farmers across the whole of the UK We offer a large range of products here at Rumen Supplies, including but not limited to:

• Limestone Flour • Sodium Bicarb • Feed Grade Urea • PDV Salt • Himalayan Lump Rocksalt • Megalac • C16 Fats (Butterfat Extra/Bergafat/Megafat 88) • Yeasts (Yea-Sacc/Vistacell/Progut) • Mycotoxin Binders (Mycosorb A+/Ultrasorb) • Rumen Buffers (Healthy Rumen Pack/Stable Rumen Pack/AcidBuf/Equaliser) • Calcined Magnesite (Mag Oxide) • Mag Chloride Flakes • Silage Additive (Safeguard 50/Silaguard 40) • DCAB Ingredients (Ammonium Chloride/Calcium Chloride/Magnesium Sulphate) • Molasses • Formalin IBCs • Copper Sulphate • Cubicle Lime (Hydrated) • X-Zelit Calcium Binder • Water Softening Tablets • CholiPearl • Metasmart/Smartamine (Methionine) • Caustic Soda Pearls • FiveF Home n’ Dry Pellets • Monopropylene Glycol (MPG) • Transition Energy Drink • SoyChlor • Milk Powders • Dairy & Dry Cow Minerals (Bespoke or Standard) • Beef Minerals (Bespoke or Standard) • Youngstock Minerals (Bespoke or Standard) • Feed/Mineralised Buckets

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The future is bright for dairy Conversations at this year’s Dairy-Tech were inevitably dominated by climate change but, while it is clear the industry will undergo significant changes in the next 10–20 years, there is no shortage of innovation and skill to help producers meet the challenges ahead. Sarah Kidby attended. the next decade. Technology and better use of nitrogen will be an important part of this, John said, while consultant Duncan Williams added that using genomics to improve feed efficiency, health and productivity, will also be key.

Dairy innovations

Zoetis’s Josh Batterham, Phil Cullinan and Nigel Bottrill after winning the Royal Dairy Innovation Award for Clarifide Plus.

Speakers in both the dairy and innovation hubs at this year’s show, which took place in early February, were keen to stress that farmers should not be phased by vegan trends and ‘dairy bashing’ in the media, but emphasised that reducing environmental impacts will be key. With more than 55 product launches and nearly 80 speakers, there was a strong focus on how technology such as robotics, sensing, satellite mapping and genomics, will become increasingly important in helping farmers to produce more, with less. Professor Toby Mottram, who founded the agri-tech start-up Milkalyser, said he believes we could one day see a ‘Fitbit for cows’ or a lowcost sensor for measuring emissions. He predicts that robotics and sensors for animal health and feed efficiency will become more commonplace, with monitoring dry cows being a possible new focus area. The technology behind a system for measuring in-line progesterone levels, developed by Milkalyser, could also be adapted

to detect disease markers for BVD, Johne’s, and possibly even bovine TB, he added. Meanwhile, Cogent genetics manager Andrew Holliday said the company believes feed efficiency is the key to producing more food with fewer inputs. Trials of Cogent’s EcoFeed in Ohio have revealed that heifers on the diet eat up to 24 per cent (4.7kg) less feed a day. Exploring what British dairy could look like in the next 10 years, dairy consultant John Allen, of Kite Consulting, predicted that farm numbers will shrink to just under 8,000, while average yield per cow will rise from 8,090 litres per cow to more than 11,080. Alternatively, he mused, it is possible that milk outputs will actually increase so the surplus can be exported. A new report, ‘A Vision for Dairy 2030’, released by Kite during the show, predicts environmental issues will be the biggest threat to dairy farming, but states that the industry can reduce emissions by 30 per cent in

Zoetis took home this year’s Royal Dairy Innovation Award for its unique genomic test, Clarifide Plus. Arriving in the UK in 2019, it is the only genomic test to incorporate health and wellness traits, as well as production traits. Judges were impressed by the way the selection of animals now encompasses the Dairy Wellness Profit Index, which is adding health traits. Head of judges Tim Downes said: “It’s very exciting that animals twice as

Professor Toby Mottram, founder of agri-tech start-up Milkalyser, believes robotics and sensors will become more commonplace.

healthy can be chosen – improving lifetime productivity alongside less disease incidence.” Runners up for the award were Miracle Tech with its cattle weighing app Beefie; and Herdwatch, which introduced the next generation version of its app for completing paperwork in the field. Other innovative products launched at the show included Rezatec’s Grass SAT, a new digital grass management tool for optimising grazing performance; the Unique teat spray dip from EnviroSystems, which early adopters say has significantly reduced somatic cell counts; and new software from Mole Valley Farmers that can predict the amount of methane produced by different rations. FG

Gold Cup goes to Ayrshire farmers The Sloan family from Auchinleck, Ayrshire, are the latest recipients of the NMR RABDF Gold Cup. Robert Sloan runs the 180-cow Townlaw Holstein herd at Darnlaw Farm,

alongside the 60-cow Darnlaw Jersey herd, with his parents Bryce and Anne, and his wife Emma. In 2011, they made the decision to switch to robotic milking in a purpose-built shed on a greenfield site at the farm. RABDF chairman and competition judge said the family had worked together to develop their dairy herds and establish a good working relationship with the milk buyer. “They have invested well in technology and systems and their flexible approach to staffing ensures a good work-life balance,” he added.

Ayrshire farmer Robert Sloa n with the NMR RABDF Gold Cup . © Tim Scrivener Agricultura l Photography

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Dairy, Forage & Silage Cheshire dairy farmers AL Moore & Partners switched from using a tractor-powered trailed forage harvester to a new selfpropelled model three years ago, to make the most of available weather windows for harvesting and to optimise forage quality.

Silage quality and increased flexibility result from new harvester investment Three years ago, Cheshire-based dairy farmers AL Moore & Partners replaced their trailed forage harvester with a new self-propelled model, with the aim of optimising forage quality. David Williams visited the farm to find out if the decision has proved worthwhile. The farm is run by Alan and Stephen Moore, and the herd consists of approximately 550 pedigree Holstein cattle on two sites a few miles apart. Cattle are outdoor grazed through the summer with supplementary feeding of a TMR including maize and grass silage. With seasons changing, and weather windows for making good quality silage becoming shorter and less frequent, the farm’s tractor-powered trailed harvester was replaced by a new Claas Jaguar 840 self-propelled. “Making good silage is key to maintaining good year-round milk production and catching the grass at exactly the right time is critical,” emphasised Alan. “If we can produce good silage then the cows remain healthier and perform better.”

Invest or use a contractor? “We had operated trailed harvesters for the past 30 years, but felt we needed to speed the job up,” continued Stephen. “We had two options – invest in a self-propelled or use a contractor. We get on well with the local contractors and use them for our maize harvesting, but because there is such a short period when conditions are ideal

for grass harvesting we wanted to maintain full control – being able to harvest when we wanted to, and not be under pressure to continue cutting if conditions weren’t suitable. My son William is keen to join us on the farm and we see a positive future for the dairy industry, so we are always prepared to invest for the future and started looking for a suitable self-propelled machine.”

Making good silage is key to maintaining good year-round milk production. Several brands were considered, but Claas was an early favourite for its strong reputation and back-up available from Morris Corfield, the local dealer. The family already operated a Claas rear-mounted mower and a rake which were preferred for their performance and build quality, compared to other brands which they had tried. A Claas Jaguar 800-series harvester was identified as being the ideal size, and the search began for a suitable used model. “Most were from

contractors so had worked a large number of hours, as well as having features that we didn’t need,” Stephen said. ”And, with demand high for used Claas Jaguars, it seemed that as soon as we heard of anything suitable it had already been sold. We knew that with the area of grass we cut annually the hours would remain very low and we would keep it for many years, so with a relatively small price difference between a good used machine and a brand new one built to our ideal specification, we placed an order.” The Jaguar 840 was purchased from Morris Corfield with a Claas 300 grass pick-up. The Claas Liner grass rake was also upgraded to provide a suitable swath for the new harvester. For maize harvesting, the family decided to continue using the services of a contractor, partly because it was hard to justify the additional cost of a maize header and cracker for the relatively small area of crop.

Saving time, gaining flexibility Stephen said investing in the Jaguar has proved worthwhile – saving time and adding flexibility. “It allows us to be independent. We can harvest when we want and take time away from the field for other tasks when needed. It also provides added opportunities to take extra cuts when grass growth might not justify bringing in a contractor. When a good spell of weather arrives, everyone is on to the contractors wanting their continued over…

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harvesting done, but we don’t have to worry, so the harvesting season has become easier. Chop quality is much better than we achieved with our trailed machine and the silage has improved as a result.”

Easy to use The main operator is Glyn Tucker. “We had several harvesters on demonstration, but I preferred the Claas,” he said. “I very much enjoy using it – it’s easy to drive and very comfortable. The dealer arranged a useful one-day training course which taught me the basics, and it took little time to get used to it. It’s much easier to use than the trailed machine, with chop length adjusted at the touch of the screen in the cab whereas we used to have to leave the tractor cab, select the appropriate gear according to the conditions, and then get back into the cab. The Jaguar has plenty of power to cope with variable crops and I average approximately 4ha of first cut harvesting per hour. The visibility from the cab is excellent. Using the trailed machine, I had to look back over my shoulder at the pick-up all day. The Jaguar is so much more comfortable and features such as the chute camera make it easy to keep an eye on the trailer while watching the pick-up. When we are under pressure to get the grass harvesting finished I sometimes spend 12–14 hours in the seat and cut at night, but the excellent cab and controls mean it isn’t too tiring.”

Successful move

Main operator Glyn Tucker said he very much enjoys using the Claas Jaguar 840.

So far, the Jaguar has proved trouble-free and just as reliable as the farm had hoped. Glyn said routine maintenance is straightforward and that auto-lube looks after most grease points. “The blade sharpening is fully automatic too, and the machine even tells me when sharpening is needed.

Farmer Stephen Moore (left) with harvester operator Glyn Tucker.

Getting at the blades of our trailed machine for sharpening was difficult and required several hours,” he added. “On our size of farm, the benefits we gain from owning the machine mean it is easily justified,” concluded Stephen. “Margins are under pressure and using a contractor for the grass as well as the maize would add a lot to our costs. Having invested in the new Jaguar, which won’t work many hours a year, we will maintain it well, keep it in good condition and expect it to hold its value while remaining on the farm for at least 20 years. FG


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Six steps for sward success Forage grass experts discuss a plan of action for getting your fields back to full fitness after a wet, mild winter. The UK has experienced unseasonably mild conditions this winter, with temperatures over 1ºC higher than the long-term average. Combined with high rainfall, this has resulted in extensive flooding and waterlogging and a dramatic impact on grassland. Soil in many places has become compacted by the weight of water lying on it and valuable nutrients have also been lost to leaching. Grass seed producer Barenbrug UK has produced a list of actions for getting swards back in shape. 1. Make a forage plan. Work out your farm’s forage requirement for the year to allow for effective

grassland management planning. 2. Walk your fields. As soon as conditions allow, complete a visual assessment of your field/s. Those that need most attention will be easy to spot. If pastures look an unhealthy shade of yellowy green, that’s a clear indicator of stress. Patchy areas of growth are also a definite sign of compaction and poor soil structure. Record information in the Good Grass Guide. 3. Dig deep. Dig a pit to around 30cm or the depth of any pan to assess the extent of damage. If the grass roots aren’t penetrating below 10cm then you are dealing

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with a clear case of compaction. Another sign is if the soil is bone dry from 7–15cm down. Compaction can drastically affect the growth rate and rooting structure of newly sown grasses – reducing productivity by 10–20 per cent. It can also prevent the uptake of nutrients, restrict drainage and ultimately cut down on the number of working days you’ll get from a field. 4. Soil sample. Maintaining grassland soils at a pH of at least 6.2 and P&K at index 2 is fundamental to successful grassland productivity. High levels of water, like we’ve seen this winter, can drastically affect

pH and the more acidic the soil, the greater the chance of lock up, making vital nutrients unavailable to plants. Invest in a broadspectrum analysis, not just a basic sample, to give a better picture of the trace element balance (paying particular attention to the calcium to magnesium balance) and allow for better liming and fertiliser choices. 5. Correct any issues. By leaving problems unrectified, production, soil health and profitability will only decline further. 6. Sward rejuvenation or replacement. Once soil structure and fertility issues have been addressed, new leys can be drilled into place or overseeding can occur. If the aim is to get grass producing quickly then it’s best to overseed with a mix of fast-growing vigorous tetraploid ryegrass species. These will start delivering results after 6–8 weeks of establishment – improving ground cover and giving a real spring boost to yield and quality. But remember, overseeding is only a short-term solution. For longer-term results on problem pastures it is advisable to replace the grass with a more suitable ley come the autumn. FG

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Dairy, Forage & Silage Turning attention to grassland management

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Retrofit low emission slurry spreader Major Equipment has launched a dribble bar and trailing shoe slurry spreader to help farmers maximise the benefit of slurries and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Both units have a 7.5m working width and can be retrofitted to any tanker make or model. The units are designed to apply slurry to the soil surface as accurately as possible, while minimising grass contamination and ammonia emissions. Both have 30 outlets, spaced 260mm apart for even and precise distribution of liquid material in long and short grass. They are easily mounted onto the back door without welding or fabricating. Brackets with settings in 60mm increments allow either unit to be set according to the

tanker height, making the system adaptable to any tanker make or model. They can also be used with the existing splashplate left in place. When arms are folded and locked into place, the trailing shoe and dribble bar have a transport width of 2.4m and 2.2m respectively. For safe and legal road use, a full lighting board is fitted as standard. There is a double self-aligning pivot hinge with easy access grease point on each wing for increased durability. Both units are made from high-strength steel and galvanised to increase durability and lifespan. A Vogelsang ExaCut macerator is centred on both units to deliver optimal cutting results and eliminate blockages. FG

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As we go into spring after a very difficult autumn – and with grassland management at the forefront of farming trends – the Guttler Greenmaster 640 system should be a consideration for livestock farmers, arable farmers and contractors alike, according to Wox Agri Services. The Greenmaster 640 Harroflex element has all the features of the very popular Greenmaster 300, the company says. This includes the patented ripper board tine and fully adjustable 12mm sprung tines suitable for coping with all the variable conditions faced when working with grass swards from plough-based to non-inversion situations.

The Master 640 trailed rollers – with the classic Guttler Prisma rings (designed to mimic the sheep’s ‘hoof’ effect) – ensure effective seed-to-soil contact for all seeds placed by the system. With a seeder unit that is able to cope with small seed crops, from clovers and OSR, up to grains, stubble turnips and specialist grass seed mixes, the Guttler Greenmaster System can provide the answers to a never-ending, complicated farming conundrum, Wox Agri says. Working closely with seed suppliers and agronomists, the company advises farmers to ensure they are ready when the conditions are. The Guttler Greenmaster 300 and 640 systems are available exstock from Wox Agri. FG

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New maize dry matter monitoring tool A new online tool developed by KWS will allow maize growers to use satellite imagery to view their own fields, in order to improve the assessment of harvest readiness. Due to go live in 2021, the precision management service has received excellent feedback from farmers who took part in the 2019 pilot study and additional participants are being sought for this season. The KWS DM Monitoring Tool uses satellite imagery alongside information on the FAO, or maturity rating, of a variety combined with realtime data on rainfall, heat units and radiation on individual farms. Accurate to 10sq. m, the colour coding system indicates whether the crop is too wet, harvest-ready or if DM content has exceeded optimum figures. Making a decision on maize cutting dates can be challenging and it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of fields are not harvested at the correct time, with a negative effect on crop quantity and quality, says KWS’ John Burgess (left). “Maize growers have become sophisticated in their ability to determine dry matter levels in individual plants, but there can be a wide variation within each field. This can present difficulties, when it comes to making a decision on harvest dates. “The internet-based service will increase the accuracy of decision-making, compared with the standard visual method. It has the potential to be particularly useful for growers with large acreages, as it will help them to prioritise those fields which are ready to cut. “It will also help to pinpoint cutting dates on smaller farms and it is anticipated that it will improve yields and quality across the national maize acreage, as well as reducing the potential for silage losses,” he says. The aim is for the system to cover some 80 per cent of the UK maize acreage by the end of next year. It will cover 10 European countries. If you are interested in joining the pilot study, contact John Burgess on 07766 258264 or email Alison Phipps via alison.phipps@kws.com. FG


Keops – top KWS maize variety for 2020 Keops has heavy yield potential and a wide drilling window, making it an ideal choice for silage or AD in warmer areas, reports Mr Burgess. It falls into the early/maincrop category and has an FAO of 210/220. “Keops has a tremendous yield figure of 50-55 freshweight tonnes per hectare, along with a high grain/ stover ratio, which offers stable ripening in cooler seasons,” he says. “Another trait is its rapid early vigour. Getting the crop off to a good start is vital for maximising both yield and quality potential. “I would strongly recommend the inclusion of some of the newer maize varieties in the farm portfolio for this year. As plant breeders, we have made huge strides in terms of genetic progress over the past few years on a wide range of economic traits and there is an opportunity to take advantage of some of the more recent advances.”


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Dairy, Forage & Silage Baling crops with precise knowledge Whether baling silage, haylage, hay or straw, understanding the conditions is vital. Aiming to lead the way in forage management equipment, Profitable Farming Company offers precision moisture sensors for all balers, with systems either fully integrated or smart device controlled. For large and small square balers, precision starwheels measuring up to 70 per cent moisture are used, while twin disc technology for round balers offers up to 60 per cent moisture readings, with accuracy at +/-1 per cent. The system measures throughout the bale – pulsing from side-to-side and giving up to nine readings per second to gauge the overall moisture level. Once the accurate moisture level has been obtained, there are then options to manage the bale quality.

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Utilising the wet bale marker will identify bales which exceed the safe moisture baling limit and allow separation in the stack. According to PFC, using its baler-safe buffered acid preservative will extend the baling window in hay and straw by up to 30 per cent. The application systems will monitor the baler performance and crop moisture, and adjust the application rate automatically every second. Declared by the company to be the strongest preservative on the market for hay and straw, it has a pH of 6.0, making it balersafe and suitable for all livestock, including horses. Using market-leading application equipment and preservative will improve efficiency and forage quality, while reducing production costs. FG

Albutt’s buck rake model line-up covers four widths, from 8–12ft, and there is a choice of either Hardox or forged tines.

The right attachment holds ‘key to quality clamped forage’ Clamping silage has been seen to be a bottleneck in the green harvest process, manufacturer Albutt says, so the right attachment is needed to produce quality clamped forage and boost productivity of clamp loading machines. Production of the company’s buck rakes and folding forks has seen more than 5,000 units leave its manufacturing facility for destinations around the globe. Its buck rake model line-up covers four widths, from 8–12ft, and there is a choice of either Hardox or forged tines. Folding forks are gaining in popularity as wheeled loader sales increase in agriculture, the company

adds. Its range offers capacities from 6.9–9.4m3. According to Albutt, the high capacities offer great payload and fast clamping speeds, improving productivity of the clamp operation. Hydraulic folding wings allow the fork width to be reduced to 3m to allow rolling up to the clamp wall, maintaining feed quality across the full width of the clamp. This improves clamping productivity and increases time for clamp rolling, eliminating air pockets and improving feed quality. Albutt also offers accessories including LED work lights and tine guards for both product ranges. The range will be on show at Grassland and Muck on 20–21st May. FG

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Wide range of options for diet feeders Hi-Spec Engineering Co Ltd outlines its selection of diet feeders, which it says can offer one of the widest ranges of feed-out options of any machine on the market. The Hi-Spec vertical auger range of feeders is available in both single and twin auger variants and sizes from 7–32m³. It can incorporate complete bales into the mix quickly and efficiently due to the unique knife arrangement, which also allows the vertical auger mixer to be used with lower horsepower tractors. The range uses a low pitch mixing and chopping auger that creates a simple cycle action and is fitted with eight self-sharpening knives, one of which runs close to the body of the vertical feeder. This ensures that, once the mix is drawn up by the auger, as it falls back down the side it continues to be chopped and mixed, so a quick and thorough mix can be achieved consistently. Options include various discharge outlet positions or a variable height hydraulic chute or cross conveyor with elevator. It can also be specified with the Digi-Star TMR Tracker fully programmable electronic weighing system. The vertical auger can be fitted with a straw blower, so it can also be used as a bedder, or with a root washer and cleaner so root crops can be incorporated into the mix. The company says its MixMax range of paddle-type feeders are designed to be flexible, sturdy and economical, with a long-lasting and simple design that ensures low running costs and low maintenance. The Hi-Spec Feed-Flo mixing system features single-angled rotor arms to provide thorough end-to-end mixing and a light fluffy ration, without the need for multiple augers. The mix is discharged through a hydraulically operated door, through a teaser roller that makes it easy to adjust the flow rate and provide an even, consistent feed-out. A total of seven single- and double-axle MixMax models are available, ranging from 10–24m³. Options available include the DigiStar Tracker programmable weighing system, a hydraulic or fold-down elevator and the root washer and Chopper for incorporating root crops into the ration. FG

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New research indicates more milk from quality forage At an industry briefing in mid-February, the findings of two new research projects were presented, which suggest significant increases in grass energy yield/ha – and the subsequent improved milk from forage potentiality.

Table 1: Relative ME/ha of perennial ryegrasses versus common weed grasses.

Second Cut ME/ha 160%


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from forage than a five-yearold ley with just half of the perennial ryegrass remaining. If we extend the life of the old ley to 10 years, with just 25 per cent perennial ryegrass remaining, then the difference rises to 3,410-litres/ ha (See Table 1). If we apply a milk price of 27p/litre, this roughly equates to an extra £500–£1,000/ha in additional milk from forage, simply by maintaining sward quality.” In answer to Prof Newbold’s prompt on growing better quality silage, Volac scientist Dr Mark Leggett (right) said new farm-based Ecosyl research had examined the potential of multicut silage – where grass is cut younger and more frequently – to deliver extra milk. Results confirmed that grass from a fivecut system was indeed more nutritious than from a more traditional three-cut approach – with an average digestibility (D value) of 72.7 versus 69.7, and delivering 0.5MJ/kg more energy. Crude protein content was also almost three per cent higher. Over the season, the multi-cut grass also yielded 0.92t/ha more dry matter (DM). When combined with its higher energy, this meant it delivered an extra 18,582MJ/ha, Dr Leggett pointed out. (See Table 2). “Based on 5.3MJ being required


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to produce one litre of milk, this means this particular multi-cut system had the potential to deliver an extra 3,506-litres/ha of milk,” explained Dr Leggett. “At a milk price of 25p/litre, this is equivalent to an extra £877/ha earned, which would still leave you about £333/ha better off after deducting the extra cutting costs.” But while multi-cut grass has the potential to unlock more milk from forage, this is only half the picture, Dr Leggett stressed. You also need to conserve these extra nutrients within the silage. “Although multi-cut offers nutritional benefits, it can be more challenging to ensile,” he explained. “Its higher protein can contribute to buffering of the fermentation, while shorter cutting intervals can mean less time for slurry to dissipate, and so increased risk of slurry bacteria, enterobacteria, being present, which can produce DM losses. “Indeed, our research found that when multi-cut was allowed to

ferment without an additive, not only was the fermentation slow, with enterobacteria continuing to grow, but the average DM loss was nearly 10 per cent. By comparison, average DM loss was virtually halved when treated with Ecosyl additive, and there was clear evidence of better protein preservation. “It was concluded that multi-cut offers the potential for more milk from forage, but this cannot be realised without careful ensiling, and Ecosyl helped to ‘bank’ its potential,” he added. FG Table 2: Effect of Ecosyl treatment for reducing dry matter losses in multicut silage. Average DM loss 14 12 10 DM loss (%)

Analysing data from different dairy systems, SRUC professor of dairy nutrition John Newbold (right), outlined how maximising milk from forage is positive for bottom line profitability, whatever the production system. He commented that not only was feed the biggest business cost, moreover the most profitable 25 per cent of farms were the ones that produced more milk from forage – whether grazed grass, silage or a combination. His advice for profitability was to grow better grass, make higher quality silage and to use the silage more effectively. In terms of growing better grass, Germinal GB’s Ben Wixey (right) discussed a new study underway at the Germinal Research Station, where the metabolisable energy (ME) yield/ha value of perennial ryegrasses is being compared with the energy potential from weed grasses that predominate in deteriorating swards. “Grass leys do deteriorate with age, which means lower-value weed species replace the perennial ryegrasses that were selected and sown at the time of reseeding,” he said. “…We’ve calculated that a new reseed would potentially contribute around 2,000-litres/ha more milk





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THE NEW TRAILING SHOE LINKAGE Precision in a new dimension. Better distribution accuracy, an unbeatable slurry disposal, long service life, simplest Assembly and retrofitting – the innovative new trailing shoe linkage BlackBird from Vogelsang is unique in the market. Because everything depends on placing the manure right there where it can optimally unfold its effect: at the foot of the plants. For better Plant growth, less nutrient loss and lower environmental impact. Characteristic for Vogelsang. Leading in Technology. vogelsang.info – Sion Williams 07817 986561

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Compact TMR feeder attracts interest The new version of BvL’s V-Mix mixer wagon, designed specifically for use with compact TMR, attracted considerable interest when it launched at Lamma in January, due to its potential milk yield benefits. Compact TMR involves soaking and pre-mixing the dry components of the ration with water, leaving it to soak overnight before adding the rest of the ration mix. This makes it impossible for the dry components of the forage to be separated out from the rest of the mix, so every cow is fed a far more consistent ration, resulting in a yield improvement of up to 2-litres/cow, in addition to potential

improvements in milk quality. There are now compact TMR versions of all models in the BvL V-Mix range. The company also launched a new app-based weighing and feed management system for use with the Compact TMR V-Mix. The new V-Dairy Feeder TMR system is designed to allow quick and easy access to information on the ration mix, from multiple mobile devices at once if necessary. It allows users to achieve the accuracy and consistency that are key to optimum results from compact TMR. Both android and Apple iOS versions of the app are available. FG

Improving your grassland It’s been a well-known fact for many years that harrowing grassland in the spring not only assists in removing old sward and weeds, but also helps to release nitrogen to the growing grass. Originally this operation was carried out with chain harrows, but today the grass harrow has evolved into a much more versatile piece of machinery with levelling boards, tines that can be angled, and rear packers. The ability to improve grass leys by distributing seed via a mounted airseeder on the harrow has also improved the efficiency of the operation. A full

re-seed including ploughing can be an expensive operation, so the ability to stitch seed into an existing ley and extend its life can be beneficial. The Grass 300 from Bullock Tillage comes complete with a hydraulic front levelling board which can be replaced by individual tines for greater disturbance. Three rows of adjustable tines and a hydraulically controlled prismatic packer which ensures a good level finish and is used for depth control. The addition of the SP200 airseeder, which has either GPS or land wheel drive, means the Grass 300 can handle all operations required for grassland management. James Dixon Agricultural Service, based in Suffolk, is the new distributor for Bullock Tillage equipment in the eastern counties. FG

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Plan liming now for low pH soils Low pH compromises yield and quality, as acidic soils can cause slow plant growth and reductions in nutrient availability of forage crops and grassland. (overleaf ) shows the impact of soil pH on nutrient availability with significant reductions at or below pH 6 highlighting the importance of getting the pH right before thinking about other inputs.

The five-year average data from the British Survey of Fertiliser Practice (BSFP) demonstrates the continuation of low levels of liming in both arable and grassland rotations, as shown in Table 1. The survey shows that only 3.7 per cent of grassland was limed in the UK in 2018, and the 5-year averages are equivalent to liming grassland on a 31-year cycle. A pH below 6.5 on mineral soils will start to impact the availability of major nutrients – greatly reducing the yield potential, along with herbage quality. Graph 1 shows the 20-year lime use trend for all BSFP survey fields in tillage or grassland rotations. Of the 135,000 grassland soil samples analysed by the 2018/2019 PAAG survey, 57 per cent were below pH 6. Graph 2

Get your soils sampled for pH Ignoring pH can prove costly, so make sure to keep on top of sampling and liming to get the most out of your grassland. In 2017, the ALA launched the Aglime Quality Standard (AQS) to provide farmers and advisers with product quality information for participating suppliers. To meet the standard and gain certification, products

must pass a series of NV, particle size and reactivity tests (LimeX AQS certificates can be viewed at www.limex.co.uk). Be aware that not all ag-lime materials meet the required standards so remember to ask for more than just the lime’s NV – do you know what percentage passes the 0.150mm sieve test, and what the reactivity performance level is? To be classified as an agricultural liming product, at least 40 per cent must pass through a 0.150mm sieve

with a minimum score of 70 per cent in a reactivity test. NV combined with fineness drives reactivity and, with it, the rate of and extent of pH change and longevity. With over 85 per cent passing through a 150 micron sieve, and minimum 95 per cent reactivity, LimeX offers rapid but lasting pH correction in arable and grassland rotations, and can be used in organic farming systems. Furthermore, the integral nutrients within LimeX contribute to maintaining soil fertility and increase available calcium. A typical application of LimeX70 at 7.5t/ha will supply a minimum of: • 75kg P2O5 • 50kg MgO • 45kg SO3 • Typically worth at least £75/ha LimeX meets all quality criteria of the Aglime Quality Standard and is available for delivery nationwide, all year round. LimeX is proud to be part of ADAS’s Grassland YEN Project, which aims to gain a better understanding of yield

Graph 1: BSFP Ag-lime use trends 1998-2018.

Table 1: BSFP survey data showing average national lime use by rotation. Year






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Graph 2: The impact of low pH on macro-nutrient availability.

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Farmers Guide 25 years ago Regular contributor Tony Clark commented on the doings of the EU in the March 1995 Farmers Guide. He wrote that we were in the final throes of complete integration in the “United States of Europe” and commented that, according to the Prime Minister, we could control our destiny with various opt-out clauses. Tony then questioned why the government and the opposition didn’t admit that the UK was inextricably committed to the European Union – well, we’re not any longer! A special feature on forage and silage handling recalled that Greenland was the first company to offer a chopper attachment for its variable chamber round balers. The new RV 1556 baler with a wide pickup, net wrap and Opticut chopper cost £24,900. Krone announced two new big square balers with 80 x 80 and 80 x 120cm bale sizes with four and six knotters respectively, and the latest Taarup drum and disc mowers were available with cutting widths from 1.6–3.6 m. The 35th Doe Show attracted its usual large attendance where there was plenty of choice for farmers who were looking for a secondhand combine. The Doe Triple D and other vintage models attracted much attention on the demonstration field and a similar level of interest

was shown on the latest 11 furrow Dowdeswell 220 Series reversible plough. On the Farm Machinery News pages, Massey Ferguson announced the launch of the new 240hp MF 9240 – the first new model since MF became part of the AGCO Group. Prices started at £78,640 for the new model with a six-cylinder engine, 18 forward and 9 reverse gears with clutchless shuttle change between forward and reverse and optional creep speed. In other news, the Same Lamborghini group had bought Deutz-Fahr, Knight Farm Machinery was offering a polyethylene front tank for its high output sprayers, and the latest Bomford Turner hedge cutter had a 4.05m reach. Around 90 companies were exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Showground when John Hodge visited the Lamma show in February. New products included a pressure harrow from Cousins of Emneth, and John H Rundle had a front-mounted pressure harrow-cum-clod crusher on their stand. Gem Sprayers took their latest self-propelled Sapphire sprayer with a price tag of around £50,000, to the show. The specification included a 124hp Deutz engine and hydrostatic 4wd with the option of two-wheel, four-wheel or crab steering. The Harding Headland Control on the Martin Lishman stand was described as an independent, battery-operated attachment suitable for most sprayers which applied a band of additional chemical along the headland while spraying around the edge of the field.

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9th March Cambridgeshire – Cambridge Machinery Sale at the Saleground, Sutton near Ely CB6 2QT. Call Cheffins: 01353 777767 21/22nd March Norfolk – Eastern Counties Vintage Show at the Royal Norfolk Showground, Costessey NR5 0TT. Exhibits include steam, tractors and stationary engines. www.easterncountiesvintageshow.co.uk

In a double page spread, a new range of Same and Lamborghini tractors was welcomed by dealers in the Eastern Counties. There were four models in the Same Silver range with 80, 90 and 100hp air-cooled engines, and four new Lamborghini Premium models had 85–105hp water-cooled power units. All of the tractors could be supplied with the choice of a 20 x 20 speed mechanical gearbox or a 20 x 20 electronically controlled box with a three-speed power shift. And finally... Ernest Cozens noted that potato prices were rising daily due to shortages in Europe, and in some areas of the UK potatoes were being sold for up to £10 for a 55lb bag. FG

EARLY MASSEY HARRIS COMBINE HARVESTERS Teams of horses or mules were used to pull the first combines, known at the time as reaper threshers, across the Californian wheat lands in the 1880s. The first Canadian-built Massey Harris reaper threshers, which appeared in the UK in the late 1920s, had a peg drum threshing unit. A team of four men was needed to operate the tractor drawn harvester. One drove the tractor, a second was in charge of the cutter bar and reel and the other two were on the bagging-off platform. The Massey Harris No. 20, introduced in 1920, was one of the first self-propelled reapers. With a 65hp Chrysler engine, 16ft cutter bar and a 37in wide drum, it was one of the first machines to be available with a grain tank. Around 1,500 partly-assembled self-propelled Massey Harris No.21 combines, packed in wooden crates, arrived in the UK from North America between 1941 and 1948. Delivered to the new owners in their crates, the combines were assembled by the farm staff aided by a mechanic from the local Massey Harris dealer. The 21, which superseded the No. 20 in 1940, had a

Chrysler engine, a 12ft cutter bar and 32in wide drum with the option of a grain tank or baggingoff platform. The 21 had a canvas conveyor off the cutter bar platform but the later No. 21A was equipped with a table auger. Massey Harris opened a factory at Old Trafford in Manchester in 1945 and later at Kilmarnock, where the 5ft 6in cut trailed Massey Harris

750 was launched in 1952. The self-propelled Massey Harris 726 with a belt-driven 24in wide drum replaced the MH 21 in 1949. Unlike earlier combines with a crank handle to raise and lower the cutter bar, the 726 had an electric table lift, optional equipment included a grain tank or bagging off platform, straw press, straw spreader and a pick-up reel. FG

Around 1,500 Massey Harris No. 21 combines were sent from North America to the UK between 1941 and 1948.

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The FARMERS GUIDE team Managing director Julie Goulding julie@farmersguide.co.uk

EDITORIAL Editor Rachel Hicks rachel.hicks@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694459 Production editor Sarah Kidby sarah.kidby@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694450 Arable editor Dominic Kilburn dominic@farmersguide.co.uk

Howard Pearson, North Yorkshire

John richardson, East Riding of Yorkshire

Oliver and Edward Chapman, North Yorkshire

Christmas Competition winners Thank you to everyone who entered the annual Farmers Guide Christmas Quiz and Spot the Difference competitions in our January issue. We had hundreds of entries, and a few of our lucky winners are pictured here. The full winners’ list can be found on the Farmers Guide website.

Machinery editor David Williams david@farmersguide.co.uk

ADVERTISING Sales manager Greg Goulding greg@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694454

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Spot the Difference solution

Quiz answers 1

What colour does one company this issue claim to mean ‘vitality’? BLUE


Which equipment designer and manufacturer is offering ‘horses for hire’? KRONE


New to the list, this OSR variety sounds as though it might have quite a bite CROCODILE


Which company, more recently well-known for their fast cars, launched a tractor range at Earls Court in 1994? LAMBORGHINI

5 What character, created by Sir J.M. Barrie, was this prize-winning cow named after? TINKERBELL 6

This fruit likes to push grain CHERRY


Which potato handling specialist was established in 1975? DAVID HARRISON


The ‘three kings’ have been launched by which company? SUZUKI


What app, recently launched by a machinery company, sounds rather like a popular song by The Temptations? MYGEHL

10 This drainage product might conjure up images of a quality burrowing rodent MAIDWELL MOLER 11 How much did this 1965 Massey Ferguson 135 go for? £4,500 12 What tasty snack is supplied by this Stiffkey farm? KETTLE CRISPS


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D Williams Services Ltd

Farms, Agricultural Contractors, Plant Hire & Earthmover

25 years’ experience in used tyre disposal Registered Environment Agency Waste carrier/collector National bulk collections in articulated trailers Mixed tyres accepted Forklift and plant tracks accepted Competitive prices • Excellent service

For free estimate and quote contact

Mole draining

Avadex spreading

Chris Ingram – Intowaste Ltd

07860 670 201

with a Cat steel track crawler and Miles single leg mole

with a light tractor with wide tyres, guidance and 24m spreader

email chris@intowaste.co.uk www.intowaste.co.uk

Call Dave on 07803 135170


Specialist Agricultural Spraying Contractor


Suspension Fertiliser & Avadex application available now To discuss the above please contact

Philip Clarke 01728 688360 or 07850 710996 or e-mail: Plunkettsb@aol.com



Contact Peter 07966 184580 • 01787 277710 email peter@pcrawfordltd.co.uk



JPM 18t Dump Trailers

OSG Agri Hire Ltd is a family run business based on the Hertfordshire/Essex border providing trailer hire, tractor hire, contract bale chasing and other agricultural services

- recently added dump trailers to the fleet – available on short or long term hire

Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and discover the advantages of working with OSG Agri Hire Ltd

JCB 4220 Fastrac Hire

- JCB Fastracs available with or without an operator - available on short or long term hire

07804 823484 • 01279 815319 • e: ollie@osgagrihire.co.uk • www.osgagrihire.co.uk

t: 01206 230662 m: 07850 888002 e: phil@livertonltd.co.uk


Specialist Machinery Hire Robocut – Mulcher, Forestry, Trencher Muck Spreader Hire Hedgecutting – Flail & Saw Low Loader Transport



PHILIP BAUMBER Agricultural Contractor

Brundish Road, Wilby, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5LR



18 row mulch drill with GPS guidance, tramlining, variable seeding, swath control & liquid fertiliser application SUGAR HOEING 12 & 18 row • WEED WIPING



Bulk Haulage • Aggregate • Road Planings Stock Feed • Equestrian Rubber Chip & Silica Sand, Bark & Energy Chip • Farm Track Repairs For further information please contact us on Tel: 01379 388156 • Fax: 01379 388109 Email: chris@tgaskew.co.uk 70393

15t Bunnings with flotation tyres & wide spreading rotors




30 Harwich Road • Ardleigh Essex • CO7 7LS

Please contact OSG Agri Hire for more information

For high quality results and prompt service call

01526 322654 and 07976 550635 mail@philipbaumber.co.uk Scopwick, Lincolnshire

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Haywood Farms Ltd is a family run business based just outside Cambridge providing a range of agricultural services

• Foraging • • Grass/Wholecrop/Maize •

• Muck Spreading • • Compost Spreading •

15t vertical beater muck spreaders for contract spreading or hire covering East Anglia loading with 13t digger & high capacity bucket

Claas Jaguar 970 forager flexible harvesting agreements available

• Maize Drilling • Contract Farming • Digger Work • Slug Pelleting • Fencing • Digger Hire • Spreader Hire •




Contact Scott: 07709 404 432 • Email: info@haywoodfarmsltd.com haywoodfarmsltd.com @haywoodfarmsltd

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Agricultural Contractors


Farm Contracting for

40 years 1980-2020

Unique self-contained, self-loading machine working in Suffolk/Essex/Norfolk


Recycling your waste concrete on your farm/site to give you a valuable end product. No minimum quantity

Office: 01728 627788

Simon Oliver mobile: 07860 207166 www.crushertrucks.co.uk

New For 2020 – Vaderstad TPL Drill Precision Maize & Rape Drilling & Companion Crops

Grassland Management Harrow, Roll, Overseeding/Reseeding One Pass Combination Tanker Systems for Slurry/Digestate Application Disc Injector, Tined Incorporator, 18/20/24m Dribble Bar Quadrant Square Bale Silage & Wrapping Big Hesston or Quadrant Baling Hay, Straw Forage Harvesting, Grass, Whole Crop, Maize Muck Spreading, Solid, Slurry, Yard Clearing & Carting Flail Hedge Cutting 360o 9T & 14T Excavators, Ditching, Tree Shear

Brackley, Northants NN13 5QY Tel: 01280 850383 Mobile: 07836 767805



Established since 1956 - based in Cambridgeshire


Facebook: G C Dixon and Son

AGRICULTRAL CONTRAC TORS Covering all arable operations, including:  Heavy / light cultivations  Mole draining  Drilling  Rape drilling  Spraying  24m Avadex application  Rape swathing  Combining  Mowing / tedding / raking  Baling and chasing  Hedge cutting o  360 digger work Wheat, barley and rape straw wanted in the swath

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Collins Farming & Forestry Services Ltd www.collinsfarmingandforestry.co.uk

Agricultural Contractors

• Hedge and woodland coppicing with excavator and tree shear/grab • Poplar and large tree dismantling with high reach material handler and grapple saw • Timber extraction and purchasing • Hedge cutting • BSL registered supplier of dried and screened virgin woodchip • Wood fuel chipping to G30, G50 and CHP specs

Suppliers of the finest hay & straw: Big Hesston, Mini Hesston & Conventional Bales Baling, Stacking & Delivery Service Straw Spreading for Winter Carrot Cover Muck & Sludge Spreading Hedge Cutting / Flail & Saw


07850 988 808 • 01728 660 271 70400

Hay and Haylage Making – 80x47cm 'Euro' baler Bale Wrapping – round or square Arable Services Hay, Straw and Haylage Bought and Sold South Essex based


Aylsham Norfolk


Agricultural Contractor Contact: Peter 07944 272 762 peterbowers6@gmail.com







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Call Andrew on 07980 155042

360º Digger work • Specialising in Ditching & Coppicing (shear & grab) Cuts & holds 14” diameter wood Hedge Cutting

Contract T M Matthews & Sons T D Sagon Contracting Services Ltd CONCRETE CRUSHING


500m of hose and electronic tracking devices to track blocked/damaged pipes mini digger available for digging out and repairing pipes Norfolk • Cambridgeshire • Lincolnshire

Contact Paul on 07786 913159

We are very flexible and meeting our clients needs is our top priority


Any thickness of concrete or reinforcing easily dealt with Willing to buy unwanted concrete 360o diggers, loading shovels, tractors & trailers – for hire with operators

• Tractor Hire Available • Trailer Hire Available with or without experienced operator • Sugar Beet Harvesting

Operating in and around Suffolk

Cherry Tree Farm, Tibenham, Norfolk NR16 1PJ

Tel: 01953 861361 Tim: 07860 865435 Harry: 07734 858878





John Deere 6155R tractor with front linkage and GreenStar Kuhn combi drill 3m Fertiliser spreading 24 and 36m Ploughing Cultivation with Kuhn Cultimer 3m




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01359 258034 07823 555210 70396




L Farmer R Warren & Son P. BOWERS and Contractor

rs D ving• wGild bird cove ling a e W l l l s i i zeroants • cover crop gar beet dr e u b s o l t a R ng from OS conventiovner maize drillit if required n / o e l c l i game iliser placem min t fert both w


loading services available please call for a quote

Grassland Services

07811 125312

email: lindakeeble@btconnect.com

Nationwide Bulk Haulage & Machinery Haulage 70580


info@collinsfarmingandforestry.co.uk • Valley Farm, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 2LR

Agricultural Contractors & Forage Merchants


Tel: (Snape) 01728 688688 Mobile: 07889 642096


Please call Tom for a friendly chat on...

07532 323796

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Contractors AGRICULTURAL, LANDSCAPE, EXCAVATION & PLANT CONTRACTORS 14 & 8 ton excavators with operators for complete works, from surveying/setting out to excavations & finishing, using various attachments including tiltrotator, tree shears, tilt grading bucket, muck fork...

Gary Moores 13 ton excavator/operator All machine work undertaken

Operated excavators with over 20 years experience


07768 383797 Great Dunmow Essex CM6 1WN

Covering Leeds, York, Harrogate & surrounding areas

Call Rod for a quote on your project

pond & lake construction & de-silting | ditch maintenance & re-profiling site & land clearance | lane & track repairs | golf course shaping works bulk excavations | earthmoving | groundworks | landscaping projects shed base preparation | tractor & dump trailer/low loader hire All operators are CPCS certified & trained

07766 666716 • email info@greenscontractors.co.uk • www.greenscontractors.co.uk 70397

Enhancing your environment... ...exceeding your expectations www.cgmltd.co.uk

0800 160 1199

disc spreader MUCKSPREADING with c/w weigh cells

01366 388738

• Flailing & Hedge Trimming on river banks, reservoirs fields & margins • Circular Saw Attachment available • Control of In-Channel Weed and River System weed cutting and clearance • Identification and Control of Invasive Species • Supply of Waste Containers and Skips • 360o Earth Moving & Clearance with long reach & tree shear capabilities • Tree Felling & Maintenance & stump clearance • Haulage of Equipment & Machinery with Hiab capability



Please ring with any other requirements

Warwickshire & bordering counties

Reed House • Karoo Close • Bexwell Business Park • Downham Market • Norfolk • PE38 9GA

J. C. Contracts


6 6683



ED FELLOWES 07976 668314





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John H. Howlett Agricultural Contractor


■ Full farm contracts ■ 24m spraying & 24m fertiliser spreading ■ Muck, Limex 45 & 70 and lime spreading ■ Set aside topping ■ Combining and all cultivations

Andrew 07860 262196 Hill Farm, Wissett, Halesworth

Email: jrcally@aol.com


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A.E. Kiddy & Son



• LGP 12/24m spraying & liquid fertiliser application with GPS • Claydon drilling – all combinable crops, cover crops, forage crops, etc • Grassland operations/paddock maintenance • Telehandler with operator • Tractor with operator – 160hp, wide tyres, GPS steering Please phone Edward to discuss

Carlton Farm, Cattle Dyke, Gorefield, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4NR UK NATIONWIDE EUROPEAN Tel: 01945 410099 • 07850 731409 www.adowningengineers.co.uk LOW LOADER SERVICES

MGT (Suffolk) Ltd provides professional transportation of agricultural & industrial machinery, tanks, vessels & generators across the UK We have a range of Hiabs to maximise our lifting capabilities with a maximum reach of 28m 70408

t: 01284 827118 m: 07710 782340 e: info@mgtsuffolk.co.uk w: mgtsuffolk.co.uk

P. BOWERS Construction

For all your building needs... From livestock, grain stores, straw sheds and workshops (industrial and agricultural) All groundworks undertaken, from drainage to concreting! Lagoons and water holding/sewage treatment plants, etc, also carried out

Please call for a chat – we are happy to help where we can


(Suffolk) Ltd

07767 167821

Covering Halesworth and surrounding areas

07944 272 762 • peterbowers6@gmail.com

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2015 Merlo TF 42.7 16 reg, low hrs 1788, air con, t/brakes & hitch, cab susp, non Adblue POA

2011 Merlo P40.7 air con, PUH, t/brakes, boom suspension, boom lights



IN AIT W A 2008 Merlo P32.6 low hrs 4600, PUH, good tyres, air con


2007 Merlo P40.7 lowish hrs 4500, air con, no hitch but available at extra cost POA

Coming in shortly... 2013 Merlo P32.6 Plus 7000hrs 51 reg Merlo 26.6 4600hrs only

Merlo P27.9 non turbo, low hrs 4800

only £16,500

2009 Merlo P36.7 low hrs 1800, sideshift & frame levelling





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Unit 8 • Tattershall Way • Fairfield Ind Estate • Louth • LN11 0YZ Tony mobile: 07543 101020 • tel: 01507 354200 • www.agriscope.co.uk 71048

Phone: 01206 250990 or 07860 411024 Email: gbfarmservices@btconnect.com All prices + VAT


Kioti CK2810 HST Compact tractor, new (run up hrs only), on agri tyres .......................................................................................£11,500 Deutz-Fahr 4070E 2wd 65hp tractor, new, only 2.4 run up hrs ......................................................................................................... £22,500 Reco HM300 Hay Maker (tedder) new, still boxed...................................................................................................................................... £1,850 Reco 2400S offset 2.4m topper, severely shop soiled but never used.............................................................................................. £2,000 Fleming 4’ topper, shop soiled, new........................................................................................................................................................................£600 Fleming 5’ finishing mower (150P), had little use (approx 10hrs) .......................................................................................................... £1,200 Fleming FS500 spinning fertiliser spreader, new, 2 available ........................................................................................................ £310 each Fleming manual tipping 5’ transport box, new ...................................................................................................................................................£275 Farm Power 6’ hydraulic side shift flail, shop soiled but never used .................................................................................................. £1,400 Farm Power 4’6” verge flail mower, new ........................................................................................................................................................... £1,800 McConnel Topper 9 9’ topper, 2012 model, used but in good condition ...........................................................................................£2,100

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On instructions from Fullers Farming Ltd due to a change in farmig policy


Tractors: 2011 Valtra T172, 1996 Ford 8870, 1996 CAT Challenger 35, CAT D5B Special Application. Self-Propelled Sprayer: 2007 Househam AR2500 20m. Plant: 1985 JCB 3CX Sitemaster, International Harvester 125B. Machinery: 2010 Kuhn Axis 30.1 fertiliser spreader, Cousins K125 discs 4.6m, Cousins Contour rolls 12.3m, 2010 Cousins Type 28 culti-press, Taskers 20ft low loader, Dowdeswell DP7F 7furrow plough, 2002 Larrington 16t trailer (2), Kuhn VKM 280 flail 2.8m, Opico 355XL drier, Kuhn HR6001D power harrow 6m. Also: cultivators, trailers, workshop and Dowdeswell spares. Included by kind permission: 2017 JCB Fastrac 4220 (628hrs), 2019 Broughan B20 MegaDumper, 2018 KTwo tandem axle trailer. In all approx 250 lots



MARCH 2020 AT 10.30AM

On instructions from Ferndale Produce Ltd due to retirement


8no. Tractors: John Deere; ‘18 6130R (679hrs), ‘18 6130R (2,163hrs), ‘11 6930, ‘11 6430 (2), ‘02 6220 VHS rig, Massey Ferguson; ‘99 4245, ‘93 3095. Loader: 2016 JCB 535-95 (633hrs). Sprayers: Bateman; ‘11 RB26 (2,518hrs) 24m, ‘94 Hi-Lo 24m. Harvesting Rigs: John Bond rig (2). Machinery: ‘17 Steketee AS4500 steerage hoe, ‘16 Regero R2010 4row planter, ‘16 Lemken Juwel 7 5f rev. plough, ‘15 Lemken Zirkon 12 p/h 6m, ‘17 Monosem Fert Avant-1R aux. hopper, ‘08 Panunzio fertiliser app. tank, 2003 Regero R2001 4row planter ‘06 Briggs 90-450 and ‘99 Irrifrance 82-360 reels, ‘07 Briggs MEC80 pump, Briggs R50 irrigation booms (2), ‘14 Bailey 16,000ltr bowser, curtain sided trailers; 26ft (4), 25ft (2), 22ft (4), 20ft (4). Also: cultivation equipment, irrigation pipes, fleece and workshop spares

WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH 2020 AT 10.30am

Catalogues available from the auctioneers two weeks prior

Catalogues available from the auctioneers two weeks prior



Woodacre Lodge Farm, Hazelhead Lane, Scorton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1BN

The Saleground, Sutton, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2QT

Categories Include:

Over 400 tractors and 1,500 lots of machinery

Closing Date: Monday 16th March 2020

Categories Include:

• Tractors • Telescopic Handlers • Excavators • Digger Loaders • Vehicles • Cultivators • Ploughs

• Hay Making Machinery • Balers • Combine Harvesters • Forage Harvesters • Livestock Requisites • Trailers

• Small Plant & Tools • Generators & Electrical Items • ATVs • Horticultural Machinery • Wheels & Tyres • Spares

• Tractors • Telescopic Handlers • Excavators • Digger Loaders • Vehicles • Cultivators • Ploughs

• Hay Making Machinery • Balers • Combine Harvesters • Forage Harvesters • Livestock Requisites • Trailers

• Small Plant & Tools • Generators & Electrical Items • ATVs • Horticultural Machinery • Wheels & Tyres • Spares



Catalogues available from the auctioneers or at www.cheffins.co.uk

Catalogues available from the auctioneers or at www.cheffins.co.uk

Property | Land | Fine Art | Farm Machinery



01353 777767

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Forthcoming Farm Auctions Lowesmoor Farm, Cherington, Tetbury, Gloucestershire UNRESERVED DISPERSAL AUCTION OF FARM MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

Meadow FARM

Wednesday, 25th M arch

TROWELL, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG9 3NZ MF 5475 4WD (11), MF 5465 4WD c/w Loader, MF 6290 4WD, MF 698 4WD, 2- Ford 4600 2WD & Ford 3000 JCB 530-S Telehandler, 3 Land Rover Discoveries, New Holland TX34 Combine, Massey Ferguson 50 MK II Loader, JCB 3CX, McHale F5500 Round Baler and Wrapper, Trailers, Arable & Grassland Equipment, General Machinery, Grain & Livestock Items, Workshop Kit, An�qui�es, Sundries & Effects

Southrop, Lechlade, Gloucestershire


Wednesday, 8th April Great Somerford, Malmesbury, Wiltshire



Thursday, 21st M ay

Catalogues are available to download at

For further information, please see website or contact: Emma Buse: 01285 648115 farmsales@mooreallen.co.uk


Tel: 01889 562811 Email: olivia.fernihough@bagshaws.com



York Auction Centre Weekly Tuesday Sale

of Prime Cattle, Store Cattle & Calves, Prime Lambs, Store Lambs, Cull Ewes & Breeding Sheep


5000 LOTS


Fortnightly Sale of Pigs Pedigree Livestock Sales 2020 Specialist Sales For further information contact:





Scott Ruck 07796 897516 Lucy Smith 01664 562971

Entries close: Monday 23rd March Entries close: Monday 23rd March

Special Spring Sale of Store Cattle

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Wednesday, 22nd April Pink Lane Farm, Charlton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Spitalfields Rare Breed Sale & Saturday Spectacular Sale

to include British White, Red Poll & Traditional Hereford Breed Society Spring Sales, as well as the Show & Sale of Graded Poultry & Waterfowl 



Easter Show & Sale of Spring Lambs Official Limousin Society Show & Sale conjunction with NORTH WEST AUCTIONS


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PENNIMENT HOUSE FARM MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAM, NG19 6PH Massey Ferguson 6150 4WD (40KPH), Massey Ferguson 35 (3 Cylinder-Recent Refurb), JCB 3CX 4W D Digger Loader, Honda Petrol Quad Bike, Marshall and Other Trailers. Extensive Range of Potato Equipment and Boxes, Grader, Bagger Weigher, Sundries and Effects, Haylage, An�qui�es and Classic Tractor Items

Special Entry-John Deere 6610 (40K-W), Manitou MLT 629 (63 Plate-Under 2200 Hours), Range of Grain Trailers, Spearhead Hedgecu�er, Sundries and Effects. (All of these items to be sold non-vat).

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HONDA Fourtrax 250, 65 plate, 95hrs & 1200km, in great condition, with off-roading tyres, c/w road kit (hazards, indicators, lights), tow bar, contact for more photos. A Earl Tel 07964 017022/07850 210031 (Lincs)


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BALE elevator, in good condition, 20' + 12' extension, alternative uses, footbridge/walkway. Offers. D Cox Tel 07970 976476/07968 080694 (Oxon)

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MF No4 conventional baler, good working order, 66" pick up, barn stored, choice of 2. £2,500. E Briggs Tel 01777 248257 (Notts)

KAWASAKI KLF 300 2wd quad bike, 03 reg, road registered, good condition. £1,200. A Dennis-jones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants)


John Deere 855 compact tractor 24hp 4wd c/w 60” s/d deck .....£5,000+VAT 2018 John Deere TH 6x4 Gator 6 wheel, 4wd, tip kit, turf tyres, ex demo, 160hrs .....£12,000+VAT


Trade advertising — Tel: 01473 694455 Email: classified@farmersguide.co.uk


01449 736060 Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DL

KAWASAKI Mule, diesel, power steering, 1500hrs, road registered, 13 plate, all good. £6,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)




Sun Valley Works • Wood End Marston Moretaine • Bedford • MK43 0NJ


Manor Farm • Ixworth Thorpe Bury St Edmunds • Suffolk • IP31 1QH

KV Taarup Pro Wrap 7664, any square & round bale wrapper, owner driver from new, mint condition, always barn stored, twin sat, box & books. POA. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

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G & J Peck Ltd 70371

S – 41026048 – New Holland T6.145 EC 16x16 Electro Command transmission, 40kph, engine speed management, 540/540e/1000, 18.4x38 & 14.9x28 tyres ................................POA

S – 21025672 – new New Holland 40hp, with cab, 3 range hydrostatic transmission, swinging drawbar for slider hook, rear 3 point linkage with flexible ball ends ........................................£17,495

W – 41023849 – Amazone Cirrus 6m disc drill, ex demo, grain only, Twin Tech+, Cat 3, serrated disc, elec half side shut off, tyre scrapers, roller scrapers .....................................................£62,000

S – 21026256 – new New Holland T7.190 PC, classic spec MY18 tractor, 29x12 Power Command transmission, 50kph & creep, 540/540e/1000 rear PTO, 4 rear remotes ......................................POA

S – 41027052 – 2016 New Holland CR9.90 combine, 28.5” Terraglide tracks, auto greaser, 35’ varifeed header, DFR, full Intellisteer, mapping, monitors .........................................................POA

S – 21027036 – 2018 New Holland CR8.90 combine, 24” Ultraflex tracks, DFR, full Intellisteer with mapping, 30’ varifeed & trolley, straw chopper ..........................................................POA

W – 41023850 – ex demo Amazone Cayros XMS 5-950 plough, 5 furrow, WXL 430 bodies, Cat 3 with balls, manure skimmers, transport wheel, hyd furrow, 500mm rear disc...........................£10,950

S – 21026824 – 2016 New Holland CR9.90 24" Terraglide tracks, 14,500L grain tank, DFR, Optispread, chaff spreader, Intellisteer GPS with mapping ..........................................................POA

S – 21026536 – New New Holland T7.230 PC Power Command, Stage V engine without exhaust brake, 18x6 transmission, 40kph, AGR ready ...............................................................POA

S – 41024434 – new shopsoiled Sulky X40+ shut off fertiliser spreader, EV24-36 vanes, hopper extension to 600L, hopper cover with manual winder .........................................................£7,950

W – 11027139 – 2017 Amazone ZA-V3200SP Super Profis, PTO driven, weigh cell, Isobus, V-set, 3 discs, 24-36m ........................................................................POA

J – 21025472 – new Larrington 20t Majestic sprung drawbar with four hold adjustment, bolt on swivel 40mm towing eye, hydraulic brakes ...................................................................£29,950

J – 21026968 – 2011 Larrington 20t Majestic, tri axle, air brakes lifting front axle ...................................................................£18,500

J – 21026682 – 2005 John Deere 6920 Premium, Autopower transmission, front linkage, cab suspension, 50kph, air brakes, 4 spools ...................................................................£31,000

W – 51025356 – Amazone UF 18m mounted sprayer, Profi Fold 1, 210L/min pump, Amatron & GPS switch, done 1600 hectares ...................................................................£10,250

S – 41026806 – 2013 AVR Ge-Force 5.4m hyd folding cultivator with 7 seasons' work ...................................................................£19,850

S – 41026178 – AVR Ge-Force, 3.8m, 4x90, single drive, 250hp gearbox, 21 spline PTO shaft, full width supp hook tines ........................................................................POA

S – 41026177 – AVR Ge-Force, 3.8m, 4x90, double drive, 380hp gearbox, 21 spline PTO shaft, full width supp hook tines ...................................................................£24,900

W – 21025873 – Amazone ZA-M Ultra Profis Hydro 4200 spreader, c/w 24–48m discs + Amatron 3 screen GPS switch licence .....................................................................£9,500

S – 41026506 – used Standen 2 row bed tiller, c/w ridging bodies

S – 41026400 – 2008 Standen BB2 2 row cup planter c/w AVR ridging hood



J – 41026406 – JCB Agri Traction 460/70R24 Michelin XMCL, Servo 1 lever 1 aux, cab tinted glass inc heater, deluxe seat, Q-fit carriage 1226mm wide, worklights front & rear .....£36,950

W – 51025904 – Amazone ZAM 3001 spreader, OM 24–36 discs, weigh cell calibration, hopper cover, Amatron control box .....................................................................£6,750

J – 41025843 – new Teagle TAP/S 250 – right hand cut, outboard gearbox, 2m cut, fully hydraulic offset head adjustment, wide angle PTO, auto belt...............................................................£9,250

S – 21026581 – 2015 Teagle TAP/S 250 flail mower left hand cut, ideal for roadside verges, 80–200hp 540rpm wide angle PTO, outboard heavy duty gearbox .....................................£4,595



S – 41026074 2016 AVR compact cultivator, 4x90, 3.7m working width






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01271 320727

Foxhunters Garage, West Down, Ilfracombe, N Devon EX34 8NU

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JOHN Deere 590 round baler, twine only, good belts, always stored inside, used last season on small farm. £2,750. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (N Yorks) VICON BW1100 round bale wrapper, 2006 model, c/w Lupton power pack, fully remote controlled, in good working order, known from new, very tidy. £3,500. A Beecroft Tel 07765 258286/01473 730342 (Suffolk)

BALE gripper to suit conventional or larger wrapped bales, can deliver. £395. S Dann Tel 07770 594545 (Norfolk) DAN-AGRI 1514 square/round mounted bale wrapper, good working order. POA. C Greenland Tel 07778 467913 (Surrey)


WELGER 220 Profi round baler, 2004, 35000 bale count, good condition, drop floor, 21 blade, flotation tyres. £7,800+VAT. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire) NEW Holland BR7070 Super Feed II round baler, 2012, 17,400 bales, 2.25m pick-up vari-chamber, good condition. £12,000. R Ambrose Tel 07710 420596/01954 260969 (Cambs) TARRY 7640 twin arm trailed round bale wrapper, excellent condition, only for sale as I am downsizing my hobby. £6,000+VAT. G Ulley Tel 07798 872221/01724 710718 (S Yorks)

Peter Wragge

Supplies Ltd


t: 01449 737192

e: rob@peterwraggesupplies.co.uk www.peterwraggesupplies.co.uk STANHAY Rallye 590 12 row hydraulic fold sugar beet drill, set at 45cm rows, good working order, with wheel track eradicators. M Howell Tel 07885 266422 (Norfolk)

2008 Vervaet 617 Beet Eater 45/50 lift unit with depth wheels 5800 eng hrs only, 3400ha

For all harvester details Contact: Simon Peacock Mob: 07717 416178 or Email: simonp@ctmrcs.co.uk

BALE grab, in average condition. £750+VAT. F Hardy Tel 07957 855180 (Notts)

ELECTRIC pole, 36' long, as new condition. £50+VAT. J Bunning Tel 07931 331953/01945 780344 (Cambs)

FOR INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURAL & DOMESTIC USE We also supply... composite panels, fibre cement sheeting, accessories, fixings, fillers, mastics & can deliver to almost anywhere in the UK

SIX row Rallye 590 hyd bout markers, 20" rows. £750. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants) STANHAY Webb Selekta 585, hydraulic folding 12 row beet drill, hydraulic markers, zero pressure tyres front & back of each unit, cell wheel seed placement with manual seed rate adjustment. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts)

2014 ROPA Panther 45/50 Allrounder excellent condition and fully serviced

BROWNS single rectangular bale grab, Quicke brackets, tines in good condition. £500. D Mitchell Tel 07803 924927 (Bucks)

ACCORD Monopill S beet drill, 6m, 12 row, granule applicators, good working order, ready for work, well maintained, one owner from new, always dry stored. £1,500. S Temple Tel 07789 750553 (Norfolk)

MEIJER round bale sledge, good working order, links on to the axle of round baler. £950+VAT. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394/01480 830224 (Cambs)

NEW Holland 940 yellow baler, for spares or repair, broken packer arm, some new parts had been fitted before breakdown, good tin & tyres. £1,000. B Frost Tel 01508 548038 (Norfolk)

LAWRENCE Edwards round bale handler, all working. £495. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks)

NEW Holland BC 5070 conventional baler, 2011, with hydraulic pick up & drawbar, owned from new & has made 5000 bales annually, good condition. £6,500+VAT. T Crosby Tel 01245 320242 (Essex)


ACCORD 18 row sugar beet drill, good condition. £3,000. A Read Tel 07977 930401 (Lincs)

MCHALE Fusion 1, 2005, genuine low bale count, only 25765 bales, very good genuine machine in good working order. £16,500+VAT. E Coles Tel 07773 335534 (Cornwall) CASE LBX 431, 2002 (same as NH BB960) 120x90, packer feeder, steering axle, on board moisture meter, replaced all work light with LED, hydraulic bale eject & roller shoot, 57k bales, well maintained, sold through no fault. £18,000 ovno. R Banner Tel 07743 489400 (Northants)

WEBB Mk5 12 row rigid beet drill, on a trailer. £400. G Betts Tel 01263 577640/07799 744785 (Norfolk)


MCHALE 991LBER automatic, remote control bale wrapper, on custom built trailed chassis with petrol power pack on the front, very good condition. £3,800+VAT. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire)


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WEBB 5, 6 row drill, (cream & orange), steel rear packer wheels, ceramic coulters 50%, centre marking, always undercover, good order throughout. £600. R Jones Tel 07785 583192 (Norfolk) STANHAY Rallye 590 beet drill, 20" rows, 12 rigid with end tow hyd bout markers, own transport trailer. £1,500. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants) CLEANER loader CTM524, conventional web in large hopper, with continental cleaning web, picking off web & elevator web, fully hydraulic drive with electric start air cooled engine, canopy, lights & drawbar, stored inside, fully operational. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts)

STEEL framed building, 100' x 84' x 19' high apex, industrial spec, some sheets, already dismantled, near Southend airport. £20,000. G Ross Tel 07850 258934 (Essex)

AGRICULTURAL barn for sale, 6 bays, including 6 bay lean-to, total size 90’ x 55’. £5,500+VAT. M Hodgetts Tel 07946 146395 (Worcs) 08-70324

ROGER 9 row beet hoe, manual fold, currently set for 6 rows at 20” centres, c/w parts to put back to 9 rows & many spares, good metal & in working order. £500 ono. D Daniels Tel 07887 727249 (Norfolk)

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KIT BUILDINGS steelwork, eaves beams, purlins & bolts

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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) 2019 CTM9053XL top spec high volume cleaning & spiral roller system extraction of mud & trash, powered wheels & multi-function radio control

WANTED USED CTM500 SERIES Any year/condition considered. For Cleaner Loaders Contact: Nigel Mountain Mob: 07785 972510 or Email: nigelm@ctmrcs.co.uk

FRONT mounted 9 row sugar beet skerry, good condition. £1,200. A Read Tel 07977 930401 (Lincs)

STANHAY 12 row sugar beet drill, stored under cover, in working order. £1,200. M Deller Tel 07767 895488 (Cambs)

30-FOOT mobile home, fully furnished, with 3 bedrooms & two bathrooms, very good condition. £3,000+VAT. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394/01480 830224 (Cambs)

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ALPEGO DKS-600 POWER HARROW (2017), as new


ALPEGO DKS-400 POWER HARROW (2018) with AS4 airspeed drill, front hopper and wheel kit

ALPEGO RK-300 POWER HARROW/DRILL COMBI (2016), disc coulter


CASE IH MAGNUM 370CVX (2015), 2059hrs

£84,000 A selection of machines available from our current stock, phone for details.

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 9250/12.5M VARICUT Redekop chopper, ex-demo

ALPEGO DMAX-600 POWER HARROW (2017), as new

CASE IH OPTUM 300 CVX (2018), 585hrs, ex-demo


Contact Philip Stephenson: 07715 077924

All prices plus VAT

Case IH Puma 175CVX 2018, 269hrs, ex-demo Krone Comprima V 150 XC Tandem axle round baler, 2019, as new Krone Big Pack 1290 HDP 2019, as new Krone R 320 CV mower conditioner 2019, as new Ovlac SV300 5+1 furrow No 56 bodies, 2017 £21,000 Ovlac SM-5 5 furrow reversible 2017 £16,500 Sumo Quatro 3.5M cultivator ex-demo


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Rodney Cowle Machinery

Over 25 combines in stock – see our website for details

We can supply New Parts for your Combine • CONCAVES • RASP BARS • BELTS • KNIVES 2000 New Holland TC56 Hydro 1991 New Holland TX32 2010 New Holland CX 8070 2015 New Holland TC 5.80 Plus choice of 2, rotary separator, 15’ 13’ cut 2900hrs, air con, very straight 24’, varifeed, 1250/1500hrs SL sieves, 16’ varifeed, smart sieves, chopper, • CLEAN GRAIN, RETURN & cut, chopper, chaff spreader 2500 eng tidy machine chopper/chaff spreader chaff spreader, only 400hrs, like new FRONT ELEVATOR CHAINS hrs in immaculate condition (library photo) • IMPELLOR PLATES • RETRACTABLE FINGERS • FILTER KITS and many other wearing parts in stock MAIL ORDER

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2005 New Holland TX66

SL sieves, chopper, chaff spreader, 2200/2600hrs, 24’ cut, autofloat, very nice machine

2010 Claas Lexion 570 Terra Trac 30’ Vario, 3D sieves, chopp/

2010 Claas Lexion 520

V600 Vario 3D sieves chopper/chaff spreader auto contour, yield/moisture 1000/1300hrs

2006 Claas Lexion 550 Montana

chaff, laser, only 1600/1100hrs very nice machine

2009 Claas Lexion 570+

2009 Claas Tucano 430

2007 Claas Medion 310

with V660 header, chopper, chaff spreader, 1100/1600hrs


07831 178271 Steve

07786 391816

Great Punchardon Farm Winkleigh Devon EX19 8DJ

2008 Massey Ferguson Activa 7245

Hillside machine with 18’ cut, 1 owner only 590 engine hrs

V750 header, 900/32 tyres, chopper/ chaff spreader, 900/1200 hrs, in very nice condition

email: sales@rodneycowlemachinery.co.uk

1200/1500hrs, V600 vario, 3D sieves, chopper/chaff spreader

choice of 2, one has 950hrs & other 1800, 15’ cut 3D sieves & chopper



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DEMO MCCORMICK X7.690 POWER PLUS font linkage & PTO, air brakes, cab & front suspension

2015 (65) MCCORMICK X5.50 TRACTOR NEW AMAZONE ZA-TS 3200 McCORMICK MC80 loader, 2790hrs, 540/65 Isobus, TS3 spreading discs, hydraulic hopper R34 rear, 440/65 R24 front tyres, fully serviced cover, parking wheels



2009 CLAAS 2900 LINER electric controls, hydraulic width adjustment

2012 AMAZONE CENIUS 3002 MOUNTED CULTIVATOR heavy duty roller, multiple tine options

2010 KUHN 30.1 S4 discs very good condition

2017 AMAZONE UX4200 TRAILED SPRAYER Amaswitch individual nozzle control, Isobus, 2 sets of tyres





ALSO IN STOCK/ COMING IN SOON... 2020 KRONE SWADRO TC880 PLUS twin rotor rake 2020 KRONE BIGPACK 1290 HDP large square baler 2013 KVENERLAND TAARUP 2632 3.2m 2015 McHALE ROUND BALE CHOPPER excellent condition

DEMO AMAZONE 4M CEUS CULTIVATOR front discs, tines & double D roller

POA POA £3,250 £9,000

Spring stock of Amazone ZA-TS & ZA-V fertiliser spreaders Spring stock of Krone Mowers, Tedders, Rakes



NEW 2019 KRONE EASYCUT R320 CV MOWER CONDITIONER with parking stands







NEW 2020 KRONE KW 6.72 6 ROTOR TEDDER 6.7m working width




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NEW AMAZONE ZA-V 3200 PROFIS TRONIC PTO drive, weigh cell, Isobus, hopper cover, parking wheels £12,500 also ZA-V 3200 SUPERIOR £8,500

NEW 2020 KRONE SWADRO TC640 NEW 2020 KRONE SWADRO TC760 PLUS TWIN ROTOR RAKE TWIN ROTOR RAKE steering axle, swath curtain , hyd width adjustment elec height adj, individual rotor lift, swath curtain



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2018 New Holland CR 9.80 35ft VF, 563 & 422 hours

2017 New Holland CX 8.70 22ft VF, 798 & 679 hours

2017 New Holland CX 7.80 22ft VF, 207 & 144 hours

2013 NH CX 8080 4WD 25ft VF, 1616 & 1279 hours

2013 New Holland CX 5080 17ft VF, 922 & 761 hours

2012 New Holland CR 9080 30ft VF, 1734 & 1373 hours

2011 New Holland CR 9080 30ft VF, 2130 & 1508 hours

2008 New Holland CX 8080 30ft VF, 2203 & 1685 hours





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Agrifac Condor IV C045307 2018


5000 litre 36/30/24m boom 1608 hours 14865 hectares

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HOLMER T2 2004

Leaf spreader topper 50cm fixed walking share lifter Harvest ready condition £46,000.00

Agrifac UK Ltd

4 Thorby Avenue, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0AZ 01354 660552 www.agrifac.co.uk

Agrifac Condor II C025108 2012 5000 litre 40/36/24m boom 7500 hours £90,000.00

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Vervaet 617 2007

7500 engine hours 45/50cm walking share lifter Leaf spreader topper Harvest ready condition £70,000.00

Agrifac Condor I 2010 4000 litre 36/24m boom £49,000.00

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HOLMER T440 2017

Leaf spreader/integral combi topper, VHR2 45cm/50cm lifter with independent depth control, 7 rollers in the cleaning bed


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Househam AR3600 2007

3600L stainless steel tank 15/28m gull wing steel boom 6950 Hours Househam Boom Levelling Autofill & Auto Shut Off £37,000.00


Agrifac Condor IV C045167 2017 4000 litre 36/30/24m boom 4478 hours 47829 hectares

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Leaf spreader topper Walking share lifter 45/50cm

Roller bed 3 cleaning turbines 16 tonne holding tank £14,000.00


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Agrifac Big Six 2005

8500 engine hours 45/50cm row change Walking share lifter 2 lifting turbines, 4 cleaning turbines 20 tonne holding tank £35,000.00


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Challenger Rogator 655 2011 5000 litre 36/24m Chafer boom 4650 hours £60,000.00

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Agrifac WKM 9000 1998

Leaf spreader topper 45/50cm walking share lifter 2 lifting turbines, 3 cleaning turbines 1 cleaning roller bed 9 tonne holding tank

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OAK beam, 16'. £300. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

MASSEY Ferguson 38, 1995, 20' Powerflow & 20' Freeflow headers with 2 trailers, auto level, chopper, chaff spreader, always stored inside, same farm 12yrs, very tidy. £12,750. R Hawtin Tel 07710 553842/01327 830614 (Northants)

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

01622 832666 07939 114023

Hardy Roofing Supplies www.hardyroofing.co.uk



Easily installed

Cost Effective

SAFE SECURE Chemical Storage for Farmers

0800 121 7388 www.chemicalstorage4farmers.co.uk


CLAAS 105 Dominator, straw chopper, Merc engine with hydro, 17' header, very tidy. B Reynolds Tel 07836 643155/01263 833281 (Norfolk)



2019 NH CX8.70


2011 NH CR9090

35’V 2494/1734


2012 NH CR9080

30’V 2712/2182

2012 NH CR9080

30’V 2303/1849

2010 NH CR9080

30’V 2483/1995

2008 NH CR9080

30’V 3110/2356

2006 NH CR980

30’V 2805/2284

2005 NH CR980

30’XHC 2669/2175

2004 NH CR980

30’XHC 2670/2175

2004 NH CR980

30’V 2821/2265

2012 NH CX8080

30’V 1450/1150

2013 NH CX8070


2006 NH CX880

30’V 2861/2350

1997 NH TX66


PORTEK Scatterbird Mk2 bird scarer, c/w gas cylinder, battery & charger. £120. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)


30t excavator


2011 MF 9280 Delta 30’PF


2 buckets, working order

35’V 1420/1178

Andrew H Gemmill 07767 891328 01702 202930

01733 841932


Vaderstad Rollex 620 c/w hyd shatter boards ......................................£2,950 Teagle Tomakawk 4040 chopper ...........................................................£1,500 HeVa Opico ring rollers 6.2m tidy .........................................................£3,250 Major 2.8 hyd side shift flail tidy ............................................................£1,750 Kubota B2350 c/w mid mount bed 2010 .............................................£4,995 Twose 520 hedger cable control ...............................................................POA Three weigh celled Amazone spreaders .................................... from £2,995 Ford Transit 2008 100k miles LWB high top .........................................£2,995 Vaderstad Rapid A400S 4m drill 2007 new genuine discs.............. £15,950 Claas Volto 770 6 rotor tedder ready to work ......................................£3,750 Lemken Karat 9 2016 ex demo ..............................................................£7,250 Gull 2000L twin axle fuel bowser ...........................................................£1,450 Claas Quantum 5800P forage wagon 2011 ...................................... £28,500 Various tedders, mowers & rakes in stock .............................................. CALL Browns 4.5m folding slitter vgc..............................................................£3,250 Dowdeswell Delta 100S 5 furrow plough .............................cheap @ £1,995 Malone 6’ pasture toppers new in stock & ready to go ............ £1,175 each New pallet carriages ..........................................................................from £450 New LWC buckets & grabs in stock British built .................................... CALL 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 Barford sx6000 dumper 2006 ................................................................£4,750 Barford sx7000 dumper 2003 ................................................................£4,750 Landini vision 100 c/w loader .............................................................£DUE IN New Holland tn95d c/w loader ..............................................................£9,750 2x Marshall rotor spreaders 2005 +2018 ................................... from £2,750 Reco ferri hedgecutter ............................................................................£2,995

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DAEWOO Solar 130 excavator, 1999, air con, quick hitch, 9126hrs, 80% tracks. £13,500. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)

HIRESALESSERVICEPARTS BISO CX100 OSR 18' header extension, originally to fit 20' Claas, but shortened to fit John Deere 818 twin hyd side knives, with own pump, good working order, can be easily modified to fit other headers. £1,000+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)

MASSEY Ferguson 40RS, 1992, chopper/chaff spreader, 20' powerflow header, Griffith Elder weigher, new tyres last season, well looked after & serviced machine. £9,995. M Cornes Tel 07970 510157 (Ches)

Tel: 01507 466352 Mobile: 0780 134 3023 Fax: 01507 462812 Email: ian@ianhoulgrave.com



2014 Claas Lex 780TT V1280

Approximate hours pre-harvest some machines will be hired for 2020 Harvest


Ian Houlgrave

t: 01243 575333 • m: Joe 07540 013587 e: mail@ hjknight.co.uk • www.hjknight.co.uk

2019 Claas Lex 780TT V1280

2015 CR9090

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


1984/1526 3700/3200


Massey Ferguson 7618 (14) 2014, 4900 hrs, Dyna-6, 50kph, front links, air brakes, very good condition .......................... £40,000 Massey Ferguson 7618 (13) 2013, 5650 hours, Dyna-6, 50kph, Front linkage, air brakes, 3 spools, very good condition ......... £38,000 Massey Ferguson 7718 2015, 3870 hours, Dyna-6, very good condition ................. £58,000 All prices plus VAT

Massey Ferguson 6480 2006, 7640 hrs, very good condition .................................................. £26,000 Massey Ferguson 5445 2008, 7000 hrs, good condition .................................................. £17,000

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USED timber, 12' long x 11" x 3", 60 pieces. £6.50 each; 19' long x 8.5" x 2.5", 80 pieces. £9.50 each; would divide, minimum 10 pieces. J Millard Tel 07836 312922 (Cambs) NEW/UNUSED white hardboard 8x4 sheets (200), can deliver. £3/sheet or £500 the lot. S Dann Tel 07770 594545 (Norfolk)

SHELBOURNE Reynolds SRE pick up header, John Deere fittings. £200. M Elliott Tel 01487 830251 (Cambs)




CLAAS Senator main drive pulley on back of engine with straw chopper drive pulley. £100. G Dunn Tel 07768 904984 (Cambs) 16-FOOT knife for a Massey Ferguson 7345S combine, 2012. £150. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) AS Marston header trailer, originally to fit 25' MF Powerflow, but shortened to take John Deere 818 with header extension, trailer can be easily extended back to take 25', extending drawbar, very strong well made trailer. £1,000+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)



Massey Ferguson 6280 2001, 7800 hrs, good condition .................................................. £18,000

AVANT angle dozer blade, fits Avant but could be adapted for similar machines, 1.6m wide with hydraulic angle adjustment. £275. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

JONES & EDWARDS LTD Tel: 07976 981 222 www.jonesandedwards.co.uk

Bausley House, Coedway, Shrewsbury, SY5 9AS

100,000 BTU Concept 2 Multi Fuel Cooker

PAIR of side knives off MF hybrid combine, also would fit Cerea range, barn stored, hardly used in new condition (only 1 shown for picture). £2,000+VAT. P Ward Tel 07809 029921/01908 571213 (Bucks)

AVANT digger arm with two buckets, almost new condition, makes Avant or similar machine into a mini digger, has been adapted to give an option of offset working, c/w 250 & 400mm wide buckets. £400. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

£2,150 0114 257 8891

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NEW Holland CR 9080, 2010, full spec, full GPS guidance, 2200 harvest hrs, rear camera, 30' vari feed header with trailer, dealer maintained & serviced, can help with transport. £78,000. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

Used for central heating, cooking and baking Runs 20 radiators

5 year warranty

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MANNS CLAAS 98 CLASSIC 1992 4.5m, 3938 EH

Alastair McCallum, Used Machinery Manager Tel: 01284 777700 Mob: 07717 861815 email: a.mccallum@claas-manns.co.uk


CLAAS LEXION 780 TT £165,000 2014 12m Vario, 2100 EH




CLAAS LEXION 630 MONTANA £145,000 2017 6.2m Vario, 886 EH, 702 drum hrs CL2732

CLAAS LEXION 760 MONTANA £138,000 2014 9m Vario, 1426 EH, 961 drum hrs CL2749

CLAAS LEXION 760 TT £120,000 2012 10.5m Vario, 2527 EH

JCB 531-70 AGRI SUPER £38,000 2013 5585 EH, 460/70 R24

CLAAS 7030 VP £36,500 2012 5150 EH, 460/70 R28



CLAAS JAGUAR 970 4WD 2010 4899/3711 hrs

CLAAS ARION 420 PANORAMIC £42,000 2017 100hp, 1200 engine hrs FL100 loader CT1688

LELY 280MC SPLENDIMO £4,000 2012 2.8m mower conditioner

HORSCH TERRANO 7 FM £35,500 2017

HESSTON 4900 1991 E

£4,500 FI0016

KNIGHT EUA4000 2012


£16,950 KN0005


CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £127,500 2012 10.5m Vario, 2201 EH, 1506 drum hrs CL2713

JOHN DEERE S690 £147,500 2015 10.5m Vario, 890 EH, 694 drum hrs JD0363

CLAAS LEXION 470E £55,000 2003 7.5m Vario, 3194 EH, 2244 drum hrs CL2706

CLAAS TUCANO 320 T4I £78,500 2014 5.4m Vario, 1156 EH, 803 drum hrs CL2754

CLAAS ARION 420 PANORAMIC £35,000 2016 100 hp, 4400 Engine hours FL 100 loader CT1645

CLAAS ARION 650 C-MATIC £63,000 2015 50kph, 184hp, 1850 engine hrs CT1587


CLAAS VARIANT 365 £13,000 2010 variable chamber baler

GOWEIL G 3020 PROFI 2009




CLAAS QUADRANT 5300 RF TA £82,000 2019 ex hire approx 9000 bales C1023

CHALLENGER ROGATOR RG 655B £65,000 2013 24/36m booms 380/90 R46 ZZ2119

CLAAS 430S 2009



HORSCH PRONTO 4DC 2008 4m drill



JOHN DEERE R962I £21,500 2012 32m section control, Isobus

CLAAS DOM 115CS 1989 3000 EH



£99,000 CL2427

£24,500 VA0011

ABBEY VF1150/TWIN 2100 DIET FEEDER £34,500 2018 AB0002

£3,650 CL2712


ZZ2240 70350

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Following a catastrophic fire at our Toftwood, Dereham premises our Väderstad parts store has relocated to Crown Farm, Little Ellingham, Norfolk NR17 1JF

Agriculture Ltd

Kongskilde Vibroflex 7.4m 2012 with front discs & rear steelflex packer

Horsch Tiger 8MT 2012 primary cultivator in excellent condition not to be missed £42,500

Philip Watkins 9 leg subsoiler hyd fold fully mounted 4.5m, Metcalf legs, flexicoil & DD packers CHOICE £11,000

Dalbo Culti-Lift 800 springtine 8m mounted with front levelling boards & rear crumblers 2013 £11,000

Vaderstad Carrier CR650 CrossCutter with crossboard heavy & single steelrunner NEW STOCK £44,500

Philip Watkins 4m 8 leg trailed combination subsoiler on Simba legs with Opico seeder excellent £22,500

Sumo Trio 3m mounted shear pin legs

Vaderstad TopDown TD400 ex demo, hyd legs, double SteelRunner, 50mm Marathon points £54,750

Gregoire Besson Discordon 4.6m 2012 with rubber packer discs 640mm



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2015, MF9380 30ft Superflow Table, Side Knife, Yield & Moisture Meter, 900/55R32 & 600/55-26.5, 1089 Engine & 569 Rotor Hours. Call Andrew Whiteley: 07774 296382



2016, JCB4220 Front Linkage, Trimble Field Pro Pack, Full Spec, 600/70R30, Excellent Condition 5490 Hours. Call Ian Hopper: 07774 296379



07887 524281 Paul Roegele SERVICE





2016, JCB TM320 460/70R24, Very Good Condition. 2016 Hours





2011, JCB 514/40 C/W Compact Tool Carrier & Forks Good Condition 2773 Hours

Call Dennis Hart: 07824 016116


2015, MF6615 ES D4 3 rear spools, Eco PTO, Front axle and cab suspension, Twin beacons, 520/85R38 & 420/85R28. 1653 Hours Call Joe Warriner: 07717 880778




2017, JCB 535/95 AGP New Q Fit Carriage & Tines, LED Lights, 500/70R24 Tyres Excellent Condition 1679 Hours

Call Dennis Hart: 07824 016116



2016, MF7720 EF D6 50kph, Front Linkage, 4 Spools, Front Suspension, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42. Balance of 5 Year (3500 hour) Warranty Until 2021. 2000 Hours Call Max Pinney: 07795 128281



2010, JCB 536/70 AGS 460/70R24, Hydraulic pin locking Q Fit Carriage, Very Good Condition 3996 Hours

Call Dennis Hart: 07824 016116


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2014, FT828 Hp Gps Steering, Mechanical Cab Suspension, Cmft Front Linkage, Hyd Top Link, 5 Dudk Rear Spools, 1 Front Spool, 600/70R30 & 710/70R42. 5041 Hours Call Richard Cross: 07860 429947


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Kverneland/Grimme/Kleine Unicorn SD 18 row sugar beet drill, elec drive, ISOBUS, shoe openers 2012/13 £18,000

2014, CHALLENGER MT765D 30” Tracks, 8 Idler Weights, Debris Deflectors, Agi 4 Guidance Very Good Condition 6370 Hours Call Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399


Search Through Our Range Of Used Machinery Online At: 2016, QUADTRAC 580 30” Tracks, 6 x Spools, PTO, LED Lights, Trimble RTK with Radio. Excellent Condition. 5000 Hours

2012, ROGATOR 635B 30m Chafer Boom, Hyd Track Width, 710/60r38 & 380/90r46 Good Condition, 6174 Hours

2018, 12.1 KUHN TUB MIXER Straw Blower Attachment, Right Hand Discharge Door, Wide Angled Pto, Swiveling Chute On Blower, 2 Extra Blades On Auger, Electric Controls, 2 Speed Gearbox

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Call Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390



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2019 Demo NH CR8.90 28.5” Terraglide tracks, Intellisence, Intellisteer guidance, 30” varifeed, 2 knives, engine hrs 83, threshing hrs 49, 0% finance & warranty

2012 New Holland CX6090 6 straw walker, Smart Sieve, yield monitor, chopper & chaff spreader, 800/65R32 & 460/70R24, 20’ varifeed header c/w 1 side knife header trailer, engine hrs 1,246 & threshing hrs 955

Demo 2018 NH T7.315 Auto Command, 50kph, Intellisteer, 650/60R34 & 710/75R42 Michelin, Blue Power, weight block not included, hrs 250

2019 New Holland TC5.70 (5 walker) Hydro, rotary separator, Smart sieve, straw chopper, 15” header & trailer, engine 124hrs, threshing 88hrs

2013 NH T6.175 16x16, full suspension, 14.9R28 & 18.4R38, 4 spools, hrs 2,950

Kverneland 3m drill combination NGH 30 power harrow & packer, Accord iDrill Pro, Suffolk coulters

2015 NH CR9080 Elevation 24” tracks, chopper & chaff spreader, Smart Steer, 30’ varifeed with trolley & side knives, engine hrs 1,259 & threshing hrs 1,042

2013 New Holland T6.140 Electro Command, 4 spools, hrs 2,950, 420/70R28 & 520/70R38 Michelin

New Maschio DMR 3m power harrow c/w packer roller, SPECIAL OFFER

Matbro TR250 Powershift Plus c/w pallet forks, serviced

Lucas straw shredder works but tatty, sold as seen

KRM Fox 3000 power harrow serviced




RMH WAV14 mixer wagon 1.4m elevator, weighing system, bale ring, serviced

Ford 8210 Series 3 little rust, but ready for work or play, serviced

Chieftain 19’ low loader 16t carry, new brakes, needs floor




Thwaites 6t dumper serviced

New Kidd farm machinery

Case CX50B excavator Geith hydraulic quick hitch, c/w 5 buckets, piped for hammer




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230HP plus 30HP boost - Max Power 264HP, 9.0L Engine, AutoPowr 50K, Front Linkage, TLS Front suspension, Cab Suspension, AutoTrac, 5 Rear ESCV, Air Brakes, 3539 hours.


JOHN DEERE 7230R 2013

50K, 7" Display, F/L& PTO, Autotrac Ready, work light package, Elec mirrors, Tyres 80% 4707hrs.


Power Reverser 32/16 HI LO, Passenger seat, hitch mechanical control, beacon light, front weight 55kg, New tyres all round, Immaculate condition, 430hrs. £POA

AQPlus 20/20, 50k, 7" Display, ITEC-HMS, Rear-Power Beyond, Passenger seat, Electric Joystick, 1900hrs.




JOHN DEERE 5100M 2018


JOHN DEERE 6175R 2015

KUBOTA M7151 2015

50K, Air suspended seat, touchscreen, 2617hrs.


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JOHN DEERE 6155R 2016

AQ 50K, TLS and cab suspension, Twin beacons, passenger seat and on NEW Michelin Tyres, 3945hrs.





Pin and cone headstock, Air con, Tow hitch, Tyres: 460/70 R24 0% all round, 3131hrs.



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520/85 R38, 480/70R28 50%, AutoQuad AutoTrac ready, 3 ESCV, 114l/min, 4100 display, 2260hrs.


MERLO 32.6 2015



JOHN DEERE 6155R 2017



air/hydraulic braking, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute, rollover sheet, sprung drawbar.



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Grimme CS1500 Web, 2000 Star SB, Multi-Blade SS 525


OA £P Grimme GT170M Harvester, 2008 Land Drive, Single MS, Picking Table SS 545


00 Grimme GZ1700, 2002 Digger Web, 2nd Web, Single MS, LD SS 489

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Grimme 5.4m Straddle Tiller, 2003 C-Shape Blades, With 2 Ploughs SS 507


50 ScanStone Gemini Grass Topper 2018 SDM 067



Grimme GT170S Harvester, 2009 Land Drive, Double Multisep, No PT SS 498

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£P ScanStone EcoStar, 2018 Ex-Demo, New Control System, SB SS 610







£1 ScanStone 2 Body Bed Former, 2015 New Points & Shares, Shearbolt SS 561



00 ScanStone 2 Body SB, 2012 Shearbolt, Refurbished, Like New SS 592



,0 ScanStone Star Destoner, 2005 Rotor Front, Stone Box SS 601

Grimme 2 Body Bed Former, 2005 Auto Reset, Markers SS 619

Sumo 2 Body Bed Former Markers, Auto Reset SS 611

Grimme 1.8m Spike Bed Tiller Shearbolt Ploughs included SS 612



£9 ScanStone 4 Web Destoner, 2004 Rotor Front, Stone Box can be fitted SS 615

Grimme CS150, 2009 7 Rows of Stars, No Stone Box SS 620


,5 Standen 4 Body Bed Former, 2010 Auto Reset, Depth Wheels SS 622

Grimme 4 Body Bed Former, 2009 Shape Forma. Depth Wheels, SB SS 616



OA £P Grimme CW150 Destoner, 2007 3 Rows of Stars SS 628

ScanStone 5.4m Triple Tiller, 2016 Intake Discs, QC Blades SS 571

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HIREPARTSREPAIRS Over 30 years’ experience

01926 614345

DEPTH limiter for Amazone drill, 4 left hand, 4 right hand.£20 each. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk)

and many other wear parts


JMT Engineering (Ladbroke) Ltd

Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD MF 2640 4wd tractor very tidy......... £6,250 Case 956 XL 4wd tractor c/w front linkage ..........................£8,500 John Deere 1085 combine c/w chopper .............................. £6,500 Various cultivators & subsoilers............POA Nodet 4 row maize drill.................... £1,000 R&R 12t grain trailer Carrier 4m drill ................................... £500 c/w hydraulic tailgate ................. £3,750 Various grain buckets ...........................POA Norton 8t drop side grain trailer ....... £2,500 Stanhay Salvo 6 row maize drill c/w selection of spares ........ £1,700 Small bale trailer 20ft ......................... £750 McConnel Allwork tractor Gregoire Besson 5 furrow manual mounted saw bench ..................... £650 vari width plough ............................POA All tractors and machinery wanted – dead or alive!

ROLLER shutter door, 6m wide, 3.2m high, 3 phase electric with control box. £700+VAT. F Hardy Tel 07957 855180 (Notts)

Seed drills


The Sky EasyDrill Available from Writtle Farm Machinery

KUHN 4m Venta LC402, 3 row Suffolk coulter drill, almost new coulter tips. H Havers Tel 07733 325376 (Norfolk) MASSEY 510 air drill, very tidy order, 6m, with many spares, always stored inside. £1,000 ono. R Hawtin Tel 07710 553842/01327 830614 (Northants)

Accord • Amazone Sulky • KRM • Vicon Coulters, Metering Units, A frames Etc 15-70984

email: jmtengineering@btconnect.com • www.jmtcombinehire.co.uk

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JCB 8008 Excavator

JCB ditching bucket, not done much work. £675. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berks)


c/w 4 buckets, serviced


LELY 3m power harrow & combi pneumatic drill, power harrow from new, used on a small acreage. H Havers Tel 07733 325376 (Norfolk)


Versatile no-till & conventional disc drill with low power requirement

MONOSEM 6 row maize drill, 75cm rows, NG4 plus units on Monobloc telescopic frame with 1000L piggyback fertiliser hopper, double disc openers, DickeyJohn console, 2013. £11,500+VAT. P Cushen Tel 07702 079186 (Norfolk)


Tel Charlie: 07979556169 cgscharlie1@gmail.com

£2,500+VAT Andrew H Gemmill 07767 891328 01702 202930 DOORS

SIMBA Freeflow 3m drill, used on a 100 acre farm for the last 8yrs, great for drilling beans, Roger metering system & control box, electric tramline shut off. J Woodroffe Tel 07711 045299 (Norfolk)

FARM Force 4m folding drill, 3 rows spring tines, wheel eradicators, recent new Maxipacker, Suffolk coulters, following harrow, Accord metering system, barn stored. £4,000. H Catling Tel 07769 690307 (Norfolk) WINTERSTEIGER self propelled plot drill, older Oyjord type, needs a bit of TLC but good project, contact for more details & pictures. C Darlow Tel 07739 462887/01353 724953 (Cambs)

VICON LZ 401, Suffolk coulters, centre line markers, tramliner kit, good condition. £800+VAT. J Trivett Tel 07979 457616 (Warks)

SEED tubes for Amazone AD 303 box drill, 7 long, 7 short. £10 each. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk)

Roller shutter doors made to measure We also repair all types of industrial doors We can erect or make alterations to steel work for new door openings Call for free site survey



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, steel tracks with city rubber pads, only 210hrs, EPA sticker. POA. www. mktractors.com. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)


6t dumper

MASSEY Ferguson 203 digger loader, 220 back actor, Winsom cab, very tidy, always housed, new 1962, owned since 1969, low hrs, all in working order, collector's machine. £4,950. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970 976476 (Oxon)

BETTINSON DD direct drill, 4m, end tow kit, c/w spares. £800. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leics)

Thwaites dumper


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ACCORD DA 3m Suffolk coulters, new coulter tips, genuine reason for sale as brought a 4m drill, ready to go, markers to go with it if required, ECS control box. £1,500+VAT. J Trivett Tel 07970 457616 (Warks) AUTOCAST rape seeder, electric controlled, c/w control box & pipes, been used on a subsoiler. £1,200. J Baxter Tel 07770 860422 (Leics) ACCORD seeder, Model D. £450+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

AMAZONE power harrow drill, KE 403, disc coulters, good condition, 2002, location Diss. £5,000. G West Tel 07733 258181/07768 006975 (Norfolk) KUHN 3m power harrow/air drill, Venta LC302, with tramlines, pre emergence markers, Suffolk coulters, precision air placement coulters, good condition. £5,995+VAT. S Dann Tel 07770 594545/07887 822373 (Norfolk) POTTINGER Terrasem 3m trailed drill, all usual extras, double discs, levelling tines, you will not find a better drill in the wet, if you can travel see the crops we have drilled this year. £15,995+VAT. S Dann Tel 01362 637057/07770 594545 (Norfolk)

KUHN/ACCORD 4m combination drill, Kuhn HR4001 with Maxi Packer roller, levelling board, following harrow, near new tips, new plastic covers, very good condition. £7,500 ono. R Banner Tel 07743 489400 (Northants)

KUHN power harrow drill combination, HR4003D, Suffolk coulters, good condition, 2000, location Diss. £6,000. G West Tel 07733 258181/07768 006975 (Norfolk)

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BUNNING 2014 LOWLANDER 120 Mk4 HBD, 650/65x38 tyres, horiz beaters, built in spinners, weigh cell ready, guill door, hyd hood, hyd border kit, 20mm oor chains, large are & extended body etc, etc, serviced, vgc 2009 LOWLANDER 150 HD Mk2 580/70 x38 hi-load radials, twin vertical widebody augers, 20mm chains, guill door, close spacing oor bars, vgc


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1998 BUNNING 2200 gall, commercial tandem suspension, air brakes, lights, various other features, vgc NEW 2020 HISPEC 4000 TD-S 4000 gall, tandem comm axles, parabolic sprung susp, BKT 560/60x22.5 otations, air brakes-LSV, pipe trays, mudguards, ind sight tube, etc, etc 2019 EX DEMO HISPEC 4000 TD-S 4000 gall, tandem comm axles, parabolic sprung susp, BKT 650/55x26.5 tyres, air brakes-LSV, 8â€? autoďŹ ll with turbo, electro/hyd 10 spool pack, 4pt hyd r/linkage, pipe traysetc, etc, etc 2017 HISPEC 6000 gall DEMOUNT tanker on STEWART TRI-AXLE demount chassis, air susp, full speciďŹ cation, TRAMSPREAD 6m dribble bar attach to tanker with Krone metering valve, Raven box etc, etc, excellent cond 2016 HISPEC 3500 TD-S 3500 gall, tandem comm axles, inverted sprung bogey suspension, 560/60x22.5 tyres, air brakes-LSV, pipe trays, mudguards, 4pt rear hyd linkage, etc, etc 2016 ABBEY 3500 T 3500 gall, tandem comm axles, OTHER inverted sprung bogey suspension, Michelin 26.5 tyres, 2013 ECE Fieldmaster 1000 12t twin vert augers air brakes-LSV, 4pt rear hyd linkage, etc, etc spreader, 28.1x26, rads, guill door, large ared ext. TRAILERS sides, outstanding order 2013 ECE Fieldmaster 1200 12t twin vertical auger 2019 BROUGHAN 32’ HD at, full high speed spec., chequer plate oor, BKT 560/60x22.5 tyres, front & rear spreader, 580/70x38 radials, guill door, lights, hyd brakes, ared top to body, outstanding condition ladders, etc, exc cond 2007 GYRAX 12t twin vert auger spreader, s/d/bar, 2017 STEWART GX18-23S 18t tipper, full high speed spec, Nokian 560/60x22.5 tyres, s/d/bar, arched front 23.1Rx26 tyres, single axle, guill door, serviced, in very window, rollover cover, silage sides, etc exc cond clean condition & working order

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Opico 5 Series Electric Motor Side Mount Kit c/w motor & starter

Opico 590 QF 12t PTO Grain Dryer c/w standard top & pre cleaner


Opico 555XL 12t Gas Grain Dryer c/w electric drive & horizontal cross auger


Bailey Bale Trailer New & Second Hand 28ft long, 8ft wide, steel bed, Mecmar Grain Dryers breaks, Super Single tyres, supplied sprung axle, lights, ladder front & back POA POA

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2016 BAILEY TB16 16t tipper, full high speed spec, 560/60x22.5 tyres, s/d/bar, hyd t/door with chute, rollover cover, exc cond 2013 STEWART GX20-26S 20t tipper, full high speed speciďŹ cation, BKT 560/60x22.5 tyres, s/d/bar, arched h/board, rollover cover, silage sides, single 5 stage t/ ram etc, vgc 2013 SAS (Marston) 20t tipper, Domex body, full high speed spec, 710/70x22.5 tyres, s/d/bar, 60 degree tip, 4 stage single tip ram, rollover cover, etc, vgc 2012 SAS (Marston) 18t tipper, Domex body, full high speed spec, 560/60 x 22.5tyres, s/d/bar, 60 degree tip, 4 stage single tip ram, etc, vgc 2012 STEWART 26’ livestock (cattle) oat/trailer, hyd brakes, lights, 435/50x19.5 radial tyres, 2 movable int doors, exc cond 2012 STEWART 28’ at, comm axles, comm parabolic sprung susp, hardwood oor, 385/65x22.5 comm tyres, hyd. braking, lights, canopy frame with roof, hyd pusher unit, exc cond 2011 STEWART 30’ 15t low loader, 435/50Rx19.5 tyres, full high speed spec, s/d/bar, hardwood oor, removable aluminium skids, etc 2010 BAILEY 14t tipper, full high speed speciďŹ cation, BKT560/60x22.5 tyres, hyd door, silage sides, s/d/bar c/w swivel eye, hyd t/door 1998 GRIFFITHS 14t tipper, Nokian 560/45x22.5 tyres, spring susp, hyd brakes, lights, hyd t/door with chute, s/d/bar, barn stored, vgc

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2015 JCB 535-95, 3747hrs, 9.5m reach, 3.5t lift, 110hp, joystick, a/c, selectable 4wd, sway control, CD/radio, key pad, 4ws/2ws/crab steer, 95% tyres £29,500

MULTI 2000

2015 JCB TM320 Agri, 3397hrs, 40kph, p/ shift c/w auto mode, Smoothride, ltd slip diff, a/c, air seat, constant flow hyd, hyd locking pins, pin & cone, new tyres all round POA

VICON air drill with control box. £1,250. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berks)

PASLODE M350 gas nail gun, fires up to 90mm nails. £180. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

The Multi 2000 will take up to 2m high wire down to a single wire & is double sided, enabling 2 nets to be erected at the same time 1.8m apart, so is suitable for new planting, etc. It comes with tilt & top link as standard. John Brewer 07966 285240 johnquickfencer@yahoo.co.uk


2017 Transit 290 Trend medium wheel base, medium roof, 130PS, 6 speed, fwd, Impact blue, phone, cruise control, ply lined, 57,678 miles £12,500

2004 Merlo P33.7 Turbo Farmer, 7m reach, 3.3t lift, 6577hrs, 110hp, pick up hitch, hydraulic locking pins, joystick control, new tyres all round £17,500

2011 Arcgen Weldmaker 300 AVC towable diesel welder generator, 3714hrs, Kubota engine, c/w leads £2,250

Contact stockists

Von Gerard Timber on 0208 398 7075 or email

DALE Eco drill, 8m, 2010, latest chassis upgrade in 2013 & latest tine assembly upgrade & chassis mounted following harrow, 2016, 4t split hopper twin metering units seed/fert, 125mm or 250mm row spacing, blockage sensors, RDS control, vgc. £35,000. A Abblitt Tel 07971 255264 (Cambs) WINTERSTEIGER plot drill, 3 point linkage mounted, older Oyjord type, up & running, 4/8 row, contact for pictures & more details. C Darlow Tel 07739 462887/01353 724953 (Cambs)

Trailer Engineering 2500 litre water bowser, fast tow, 2 outlets £900

Case Maxxum 150 FOR HIRE 150hp boosts to 180hp, 50kph, air brakes, front linkage, weight block, front & cab suspension POA


TWENTY wooden posts 9" x 6" x 10', £12+VAT each; 55 wooden posts 6" x 6" x 10', £10+VAT each; 200 wooden posts 6" x 3" x 6', £4+VAT each; rails also available, £2+VAT each. F Hardy Tel 07957 855180 (Notts)



2015 JCB 520-40 telehandler, 1351hrs, 2t lift, 4m reach, joystick control, 4ws, 4wd, 3rd service for a grab etc, 75% tyres all round £23,750

Creosote treated fence posts Scandinavian redwood posts 25 years guarantee Available in a range of sizes


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SHORT electric fence stakes (5), 50cm, tall. £20. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk)


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DRILLS (cont)





HERRIAU Precision 6m drill, 12 row, 50cm rows (adjustable), ideal for sugar beet but will drill cereals & other crops, control box, spares included, in good condition. £3,000 ono. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex)

BOSTITCH gas nail gun, fires up to 90mm nails. £150. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

FORAGE & SILAGE Kverneland 4m

power harrow, c/w packer roller & trailer..................................£3,250

Vicon CM2400

mounted mower, 2011 .......................................£2,250

Case IH AFS Accuguide

ELECTRIC Shepherd mains fence unit. £50. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk)

guidance system, Nav Controller 2, RTK radio & aerial, 262 receiver, AFS Pro 600 screen ............. £3,500 VADERSTAD Rapid 600, system disc with 3 rows of coulters, 2008, converted by & rebuilt by Cambridge Farm Machinery in 2015, new coulters & discs in 2018, new cultivation discs (50ha ago), very good condition for age. £29,500+VAT. W Gilman Tel 07736 361376/01780 410443 (Rutland)

Ford 4000

c/w loader ............................£3,950

07973 657609



IFOR Williams 505 horse box trailer, very good condition. £1,250. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys)

REEL of electric fence cord, unknown length. £15. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk)

QUALITY haylage for horses, made from 100% ryegrass leys, bales weigh 200–250kg & 120 x 80 x 90cm, 4 strings & 8 layers of wrap to ensure sealed fully, transport/handling can be arranged. £30/bale, but discounts available on larger quantities. S White Tel 07867 534064/01494 837221 (Bucks)

JOHN Deere 3760 forage harvester, in exceptional condition, ready to go, owned from new. £950. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970 976476 (Oxon)

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Current Used Machinery Essex Depot: 01245 322733 | Kent Depot: 01233 714123 | Sussex/Hampshire: 01403 330030 rwcrawford.co.uk





£155,000 + VAT

£168,000 + VAT

£87,500 + VAT

£119,000 + VAT

£105,000 + VAT

2016, 2300hrs, 30” Extreme Ag Tracks @ 65%, Guidance Ready, Comfort Pack, Weights: 22 x Front, 16 x Idlers & 18 x Track Frame.

2015, Approx 3150hrs, 30” Camoplast Tracks @ 50%, Guidance Ready, Stealth No.28 out of 28.



2018, 450 Engine Hours, 210 Drum Hours, 25ft PowerFlow Header, Auto Guide Ready, TaskDoc Pro, Yield and Moisture Monitor.

2015, Approx. 1800 Engine hrs, Approx, 1250 Drum Hrs, Corn Cracker, Grass Header, Kemper 375 10 Row Maize Header PUH not included,





2014, Approx.4900hrs, Comfort pack, 16 idler weights, 5 spool valves, Deluxe vrs leather seat, 30” ext ag tracks 60%,



£139,500 +VAT

£195,000 +VAT

£137,500 +VAT

2015, Approx. 3474hrs, Camso 30” Tracks, Guidance Ready, Steering Drawbar, Q Attach Linkage Frame, Leather Driver and Passenger Seat, Air Con.

2018, Approx.1300hrs, 40kp/h Vario Transmission, Guidance Ready, LED Worklight Pack, Deluxe Comfort Leather Seat, 30” Ext Ag Tracks @ 70%

2015, 24050hrs, 30m Pommier Aluminium Boom, 5,000L Tank, 500L Clean Water Tank, Hyd Track Adjustment, Lighting Package, Guidance Ready



£20,500 + VAT

2001, 9040hrs, Tracks @ 35%, No Linkage


£99,500 + VAT

2018, Approx. 670hrs, Cab Suspension, Front Axle Suspension, Air Con, Air Brakes, Guidance Ready.



www.witheridgegarage.com Tel: 01884

860771 • Mob: 07970 075031/07860 308214 Nomansland • Tiverton • Devon

Supplying quality tractors and machinery since 1969

NH T6.180 E/C 50kph, Mar 2018 (18), only 2070hrs, full susp, FL, air/exh brakes, 600 tyres, 158/175hp, ext warranty £51,000

Deutz Agrotron 6140 PS 50kph, Jul 2018 (18), only 393hrs, full susp, f/linkage, 600/480’s, 4 spools, 136/143hp £48,950

Case Puma 150 M/C 50kph, Oct 2018 (68), only 1172hrs, full susp, FL, air brakes, Mich 650/540 tyres, 165/190hp £53,950

Merlo TF33.7-115 Oct 2017 (67), only 1341hrs, air con, boom susp, PUH, pin & cone head £44,000

MF 4709 May 2019 (19), only 422hrs, air con, air seat, 12x12 p/s c/w MF loader, as new, 95hp £34,750

MF 5609 Dyna 4 May 2015 (15), only 1733hrs, 95hp, c/w MF 941X loader, 1 owner £30,950

MF 7620 Dyna 6 50kph, May 2014 (14), only 4450hrs, full susp, air brakes, 4 spools, 200/220hp £39,950

JCB JZ141 LC Nov 2018, only 1024hrs, zero swing, guards, JCB warranty, just serviced £56,750

Claas Arion 620CIS 50kph, Mar 2014 (14), 5030hrs, full suspension, air brakes, 650/540 tyres, 158hp £29,950

Claas Arion 620CIS 50kph, Sept 2016 (66), 4472hrs, full susp, FL, air brakes, 184hp £40,950

Ktwo Roadeo 16t dump trailer 2018 (unused), air brakes, hyd tailgate, BKT 560/60x22.5, cracking trailer & good saving £18,950

TWB Magic Mole subsoiler 2016, adjustable depth, only done circa 20 acres work

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A DOWNING unce We are pleased to anno we are now dealers for

NEW McCormick X4-440 2wd 75hp, 16x16 speed transmission, spacious easy clean air con cab, PUH, full warranty

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, £28,995 Hardox floor £18,900 £18,500

Kioti K9 utility vehicle with heater, 28hp, diesel engine, full cab tipping body, 4wd, half tonne hydraulic kit of bit cracking 65 reg McCormick X60-40 110hp, front weights, a/c, 4wd, 40kph, aux hyd tank, passenger seat 1000hrs


Tomlin 6’ grass topper

New NC 16t tandem axle beaver tail with sprung ramps, plant low loader, hyd brakes & sprung drawbar


Available for demo Kioti K9 Contract Hire £339/month


Pegoraro 3m power harrow packer roller, adjustable clod board, tine wheel eradicators

International Harvester B275 full engine overhaul, brakes, good tyres, receipts to warrant price, £8,995 selling on behalf of customer

ear warrant ROPS, full road lighting, 4-y turf or ag tyres

Available for demo

Pegoraro 3m power harrow New Pegoraro 5m folding power harrow packer roller, adj clod board, quick fit tines, brand heavy duty, packer roller, adjustable clod board, new rear up & over linkage for drill, r/PTO drive wheel track erradicators, lights £1,350 shaft, only 2yrs work, little used £4,999 £19,500

June 2018 McCormick X6-430 & MC100 loader 50K, 121hp boosts to 130, 4wd, luxury a/c cab

tic Kioti CK3310 HST hydrosta r cto tra t ac mp co on ssi transmi y,

McCormick X7. 460VT 2019 (69 reg),165hp boosts to 175hp, VT drive, 50k, air brakes, precision steering ready, 4yr warranty, 0% finance POA

International B434 full engine overhaul, great little tractor, work or play, £3,600 selling on behalf of customer



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McCormick X8 available for demo now up to 310hp

Hyundai generator 110v & 240v, electric start, diesel engine, silenced, 7KVA

McCormick X2.35 51hp 4wd, Rops, front weights, ag tyres

Ovlac 4f plough 2019, ex demo, reversible


Massey Ferguson FE35 4cylinder

Ovlac 4m disc 2019, ex demo model


Ferguson FE35 4 cylinder new tyres, recent paint




Tractor PTO post hole borer, 6”& 9” augers, brand new



OTHER MACHINERY New McCormick X7-460 VT RTK guidance, front linkage, PTO, 50k, 175hp, air brakes, available for demo ...... POA Pegoraro D3000 3m p/harrow, h/d, packer roller, eradicator tines, slip clutch, PTO ...................................... £8,995 Pegoraro W5000 fldg p/harrow, 250hp g/box, fluo system floating beds, track erads, packer rollers, adj clod board, in stock ............................................................................................................................. £19,500 Tomlin 4’, 5’, 6’ & 8’ mowers.................................................................................................................from £875

Carlton Farm, Cattle Dyke, Gorefield, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4NR

Bomford Bandit 2.5m flail mower, new flails, good working order ................................................................ £1,400 Downing 2.5m spring tine paddock harrow ................................................................................................. £1,295 2 x 6’ finishing mowers ...............................................................................................................prices from £575 Post hole borer tractor mounted, 12” & 9” augers, brand new sho[p soiled .................................................... £800 Selection of 2 and 4 wheel drive rough terrain forklifts .................................................................. Cheap to clear All prices plus VAT unless otherwise stated

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MASTER Dryer 160D, all electric with diesel quiet burner, 1120hrs, 16t capacity, set up indoors since new, with electric or manual discharge, used once since last serviced by Master. £10,000+VAT. T Perry Tel 07814 936102/07812 179002 (Glos)

HAYLAGE, good quality first cut, round bales, well made, three sunny days end of June, McHale Fusion 4’6” dense bales, 6 layers of wrap, approx 180 bales. £20 each for quantity. S Gadsby Tel 07866 245615/01246 278985 (Derbys)


GENERATORS GENERATORS: diesel & PTO, quality used & new, est 25yrs. JSP UK Ltd. Tel 01432 353050 Mob 07774 742182 (Hereford) JCB silent generator, 66KVA, only 500hrs use, very good condition. Bargain at £6,000. N Waller-Barrett Tel 07768 450431 (Norfolk)



Specialising in used & reconditioned stock

Simon Smith Plant Repairs Ltd Agricultural & Plant Repairs Leicestershire based 07730 009965 Mobile Breakdown & Repairs Servicing & Maintenance of all types of plant Air Conditioning Service & Repairs Hydraulic Overhauls Welding Repairs & Fabrication Full Workshop Facilities

FIFTY-FOOT 6" belt with 5.5" cups, for a grain elevator. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

- Elevators - Grain driers - Dressers - Mill mix equipment - Augers - Grain plants - Installation services

ASTWELL auger, 35' long, 6" intake hopper, 3 phase connection, always stored under cover, excellent condition. £550+VAT. P Andrew Tel 07818 418098 (Cambs)

USED EQUIPMENT REQUIRED! Fabrication General engineering

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Debenham, Suffolk Tel: 01728 861657 Mob: 07771 646075


KONGSKILDE Cushion Air 500 sucker blower, with some pipe work. £2,750. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berks)


CAD ASPIRATORS for bushel weight improvement

NEST of seven 40t (approx) Crittal bins, buyer to collect & dismantle. FOC. R Ashby Tel 07860 759638/01622 842776 (Kent)

HAYLAGE in 4' round bales, good quality, triple wrapped. F Ivens Tel 07969 877834 (Northants) KRONE 350 GL forage box, 2016, flotation wheels, spare knives, good condition, phone Alex for more information. S Dann Tel 07887 822373/07770 594545/01362 637057 (Norfolk) FODDER beet for sale, south Norfolk. F Cook Tel 07778 650290/01986 788043 (Norfolk)

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MERLO bulk grain bucket. 8'6" wide, by 5' deep. £380+VAT. A Hoare Tel 07985 055250/01132 853530 (W Yorks)

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NEW Holland 719 forager, been used for chopping straw, chopped some grass last year, no longer needed. £525 no VAT. A Bradbury Tel 07980 824886 (Derbys)

NEW & SECONDHAND CLEANERS AVAILABLE CLEANER SCREENS available for most makes NEW & SECONDHAND DRYING FANS Carier Elevators Conveyors and Spares



Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services

Tel: 01746 762777

D. W. Tomlin £3,650 10’ Giant Flat Roll

NUWAY Benson tractor fan, in full working order. £100. G Cole Tel 01406 330645/07765 407357 (Lincs) THREE 95t Brice Baker bins with aerated floor, free to dismantler. A Nicholls Tel 01277 890209 (Essex)

roll diameter 42”, excellent condition

• Fans – New & Reconditioned • Grain Stirrers • Air Tunnels • Laterals • Drive On Floors • Gas Burners • Controllers & ACCS Equipment

01530 229686 or 07831 113316 www.midlandsagriplant.com



Pellcroft Engineering Ltd

Coningsby, Lincoln t: 01526 342466 f: 343507 e: sales@pellcroft.com


2017 Claas 12 row Orbis, hyd transport wheels. M Morrisey Tel 07860 845808 (Glos)

GRASS MACHINERY TWOSE 6m grass harrow, very good condition, little use. £2,450. A Lane Tel 07843 556790 (Glos)


www.grainmachinery.co.uk AUGER 6” x 52' long, has hand winch to alter height, on a frame with wheels. £1,500. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)

2016 Claas Direct Disc 600, c/w trolley, excellent condition. M Morrisey Tel 07860 845808 (Glos)

SVEGMA drier, 1994, but in excellent condition, buyer to dismantle, various conveyors also available. £3,000 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambs)

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BAMFORD International (Foster) forage wagon, in vg order, always housed. £1,250. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970976476 (Oxon)


STANDING grass, 10.5 acres sown last year, near N Walsham & Aylsham, for hay/haylage, can store at edge of field if need be. Offers. G Scham Tel 01692 651021 (Norfolk)

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

ASTWELL sweep auger, suitable for 18' diameter grain bin, 3 phase connection, good condition. £250+VAT. P Andrew Tel 07818 418098 (Cambs) KONGSKILDE sucker blower pipes, mainly straights but some bends & a 2-way diverter valve, connector clamps. R Lintott Tel 01728 663476/07799 473374 (Suffolk)

GILMORE-TATGE GT grain dryer, capacity 8–9tph, gas burner cylinders included. £300. M Elliott Tel 01487 830251 (Cambs)

SVEGMA grain dryer & elevators, "the Rolls Royce of grain dryers", this outstanding dryer was close to 80k new in 2014, like new condition, fully galvanised & kept indoors, c/w pro-cleaner/aspirator, Skandia elevators & conveyors. £27,500 ono. J Brown Tel 07979 623638/01684 772396 (Glos) BENTAL Simplex PTO fan. £275. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (N Yorks)

MCCONNEL SR460 Flexwing topper, batwing, 4.6m, 2019, hydraulic folding, triple blade disc, universal hitch, 8 wheels, very good condition. H Sperling Tel 07595 731936 (Cambs)

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JOHN DEERE 6150R 2014, 6451hrs, Direct Drive 50kph, 650/65R38 - 480/70R28, TLS, HCS, Command Arm, 3ESCVs Stk No 51053739 £45,000


WOOTON 14T TRAILER 1998, 18R22.5 tyres, lift off grain sides, hydraulic brakes, rear grain chute

CASE PUMA 210 2009, 3561hrs, Powershift 40kph, 710/70R38 - 600/65R28, 4 ESCVs, front & cab suspension & weights

Stk No 81055763

Stk No 11054641




McCONNEL 8.2M HYDRAULIC FOLDING ROLLS 2018, 3 section, 55cm Cambridge breakers, levelling boards & road lights Stk No 21051262 £12,000



BAILEY FLAT 18 TRIAXLE trailer 2015 44’ long, ABS, r/wheel steer, LED lights, beacon, s/d/bar, double toolboxes, r/steel ramps Stk No11055557 £13,500


JCB HTD5 DUMPSTER 2018, electric start, 2 speed tracking, 690mm wide, 1450mm tip height, carrying capacity 500kg Stk No 21049231 £5,950




JOHN DEERE 6150R 2014, 5713hrs, Autoquad 50kph, 710/60R42 - 600/60R30, beltline lights, passenger seat, sunroof, creeper box, 3SCVs Stk No 81052761 £48,500



GRIMME GZ1700 DLS harvester for spares or repair

McCONNEL 12.4M HEAVY DUTY 5 GANG ROLLS 2018, c/w brakes & road lights & 24” Cambridge breakers

Stk No 31043536

Stk No 31048313

Stk No 21047802






EX HIRE JCB 4220 2018, 1570hrs, 60kph, 540/65R34, 1 front & 4 rear spools, f/linkage, PUH, LEDs, Field Pro package, Agra GPS ready, & no spin f/diff Stk No 21048164 £105,000

W JCB 4220 2017, 3089hrs, IVT gearbox, 600/70R30, LED lights, rear saddle weight, front linkage, remaining warranty up to 5000hrs


Stk No 51055995

CASE 9230 AXIAL FLOW COMBINE 2013, 1583 eng/1322 drum hrs, 30” tracks, CLAAS ARION 550 r/tyres 620/70R26, auto guidance, chaff 2016, 1741hrs, Hexashift gearbox, spreader, 30’ Vario header c/w 2 side knives & 600/65R38- 680/65R28, front & cab suspension, trolley, 2 sets of grates 600kg front weight Stk No 11053115 £120,000 £48,950 Stk No. 51055173 Prices do not include VAT


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



RAYLEIGH 01268 783311 Tim Thornton 07557 922965


DUNMOW 01371 875751 Olwyn Poulson 07710 135644


WORLINGWORTH 01728 628325 Tom Mason 07957 844986


ARDLEIGH 01206 230283 Mark Debenham 07710 148420

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NEW HOLLAND T5030 CASE PUMA 210MC CASE PUMA 195 MULTI CONTROLLER CASE MXM 190 NEW HOLLAND TM140 4wd tractor 2012, 5177hrs, 4wd tractor, 2008, 5750hrs, 50K 4wd tractor, 2009, 3821hrs, 4wd tractor, 2003, 6804hrs, Range Command 4wd tractor power shuttle ............................. £19,750 powershift.................................. £28,500 50K ........................................... £36,500 40K ........................................... £17,500 2003, 7900hrs, 40K................... £24,500


MERLO 34.7 PLUS JCB 802 KUBOTA 1140 VOLVO L25B NEW HOLLAND LB95 telehandler, 2012, 1500hrs, 40K 4wd backhoe loader, 1997, mini digger, 1997, 2250hrs, 2 buckets 4x4 diesel RTV, 2012, 937hrs loading shovel, 2003, 4872hrs, .................................................... £6,950 .................................................... £9,500 lightly used ................................ £17,750 5500hrs ..................................... £16,000 .................................................. £35,000



All prices + VAT Boxford Suffolk UK

For more info call Colin Blood on 07800 885075 or head office on 01623 847171

2014 Manitou MLT 735

2017 Manitou MLT 635

NEW Manitou MLA533

Pichon M1450

2016 Pichon Tanker

Pichon Tanker - Brand New, 11350 litres capacity, Galvanised and Recessed, Sprung Drawbar, 800/65 R32 tyres with full tread Single axle commercial 10 stud, Vacuum Pump 11000 l/min.

Manitou MLT 735, Elite Specification, Pick up hitch, 7 metre reach, 3.5 tonne lift, Boom suspension, Air Seat, Hydraulic Locking JSM Joystick, 460/70 R24 Tyres. 4650 hours worked.

Elite specification, Powershift transmission Air seat & Air conditioning climate control, Boom suspension, Radio, 460/70R24 Michelins with 60% tread left. 2736 hours worked.

Stock machines available, Hydrostatic transmission, 143 horse power, 40kph road speed, JSM joystick, With & without PUH, Boom suspension, Load sensing pump 156 l/min, Electrics mirrors, Air seat with active suspension, New machines.

10022667 £26,950 W

10019179 £13,500 W

30021306 £32,500 F

10022668 £49,750 W

10021876 £POA W

2016 Manitou MLT 629

2013 Grimme CS170

2010 Grimme CS150 Destoner

M1450 Pichon muck master spreader.

2015 Manitou MLT 960

Manitou MLT960 Elite Telehandler, CVT Dana 318 Transmission, 180 l/m LSU hydraulics Bluetooth Radio, Manitou headstock with pallet tines, Air seat, Boom suspension, Xenon worklight, 500/70 R24 tyres with 70% tread left, 972 hours worked

Manual 4 speed Transmisson, Third Service Pick up hitch, 460/70R24 with 50% tread left, Premium specification, Boom suspension, 6295 hours worked.

30021988 £62,850 F

10021893 £33,750 W

2 meter bed machine, 4 web machine, 32mm webs, Liftarm drawbar, Side levelling, Rear levelling, Top Hydraulic scrubber web, 14.5 R20 wheels, S/n 96000902

10022553 £24,500 W

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STOCKS WIZARD TURBO JET KONGSKILDE GERMINATOR SINGLE LEG MOLE PLOUGH KVERNELAND COMBINATOR II BAILEY 18T TRAILER 8 outlet air seeder, RDS radar hyd fold cultivator new metal, 3 expanders 4m cultivator 2017, air & oil brakes, hyd door metering unit ................................ £3,500 .................................................... £2,250 .................................................... £1,500 .................................................... £2,850 .................................................. £18,950

2015 MF 9306

For more information call Tom Gardham on 07785 973527.

4 speed transmission, 30kph road speed, 100 l/min hydraulics, 3000kg capacity, 6.0m lift height, 4 function joystick with proportional hydraulic control, 405/70 R20 tyres all round with 40% tread left. 2022 hours worked.

40023607 £17,000 D

20021783 £32,500 T

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Reynolds Motors Cromer • Norfolk


07850 144244 (mobile 24hrs) • rory@milestonesprayers.com

BEET CLEANERS – CHOICE OF CTM & TODD Precleaner or roller table with picking tables, etc BEET DRILLS – CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW Monopill, Monosem, Kleine & Stanhay BEET HOES CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW HYD FOLD Standen • Househam• FMA 6 METRE FRONT STEERING PRESS HYD FOLD Edlington 6.5m hyd folding rolls with breaker rings TERRADISC CULTIVATORS 3 & 4M Dutch & combination harrows 3 to 6 metre + 3m germinator KV LD85/300-9-HD PLOUGH 5+1 VARI WIDTH Opico 3m grass topper KEEBLE 6M HYD FOLD CULTIVATOR/SUBSOILER 16 h/d cultivator & 9 subsoiler legs hyd levelling tines & hyd packer roll KUHN AXIS 40.1W S6 3000L HC FERT SPREADER Claas 105 combine 17’ Merc/Hydro & chopper barn stored v tidy FLAT LIFTS – SUBSOILERS 2 TO 5 LEG 45’ tri-axle artic trailer on air for straw, etc 8T BULK BLOWER TRAILER PTO DRIVEN 10t flat trailers, 25’ twin axle 10T BUNNINGS MUCK SPREADER WITH R/DISCS Tipping trailer 3/4t with steel grain body 12T BAILEY 25FT FLAT TRAILER ON S/S TYRES Choice of low load single axle drill trailers 14T RICHARD WESTERN ROOT CROP TRAILER Air/hyd brakes sprung drawbar hyd tailgate roll sheet 50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift

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Protecting Your Crops And The Environment

Case TS 3000L 20/21m boom, 5 section boom, Multi tracking d/bar, boom recirc system, clean water rinse, brand new RDS Delta 34i controller, super clean sprayer, one owner from new POA

2005 Berthoud Major 24m trailed 3200ltr, self tracking draw bar, ACTi flex suspension system, auto flow control, air shut off, quad nozzle bodies, very tidy sprayer, some welding on boom but of no consequence POA

Amazone UF1200 24m rear fold boom, individual side folding, independent attitude with negative attitude, full electro hydraulics, Muller rate control, has been beautifull maintained and cared for POA

Sands SLC 2007, 3000L, 24m boom, Muller control, headland height assist, dual ride susp, rev camera, 2” fast fill pump, 4spd hydrostatic drive, 2/4ws with road lock, 5 section boom, air shut off, 14.9 34 rowcrops POA

FarmGem 1600L 12/24m h/d boom, bolt out sections to 20m, TeeJet 844 rate control, 2012, c/w 1500L FarmGem f/ tank (£6k+), c/w all hoses, v clean outfit at fraction of new, turns tractor into 3100L s/p sprayer at low cost, fully tested POA

FarmGem Sapphire 2 first reg. 2013, only 6 seasons work, 7k hrs, total engine rebuild 100hrs ago, under warranty, by Perkins, Muller comfort terminal, GPS section control, 8 section boom POA

2014 Hardi Master plus 24m, will spray at 12/18 or 24m, very versatile machine, reat control, clean water rinse tank, joy stick controls, very straight clean sprayer, one owner POA

2011 Knight Anglia 3000L very simple to set up & use, Muller controller, 12/24m HD boom, air shut off, 6 section boom, air bag susp, Self Trak drawbar, been on same farm from new, got to be seen POA

Case TS 3000L 12/24m boom, 4 section, boom recirculation, Multi Trak drawbar switchable from cab, new type 5-way plumbing, clean water rinse system, a real minter POA

WANTED s/beet drills cleaners & trailing tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row

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New and Ex Demo Machinery 0% Finance

Pottinger Terrasem C6, Artis Plus 6m drill, 2012, bout marker, pre-ems, double disc coulters, v clean .......................................................................POA Pottinger 6030T Synkro, stubble cultivator, 2012, ex demo, still 0% .............POA Pottinger 3030, Synkro stubble cultivator, 3m, mixing discs, pack ring roller ...........................................................................................................POA Pottinger Terradisc 6001, 6m, trailed, pack ring roller ...................................POA

Pottinger Terradisc 5001, 5m, trailed, pack ring roller ...................................POA Pottinger 3001, 3m & 3.5m Terradisc, pack ring roller .................................POA Pottinger FoxD, 4m, pack ring roller .............................................................POA New INO MKS 2.25m verge mower, hammer flails, r/roller .......................£6,500 Ex demo INO Profi Mega flail, 2017, f/& r/mounted, hyd side-shift, hammer flails, will cut 8cm, v heavy duty ................................................£5,500

Used Machinery

John Deere 6215R, 2015, 2500hrs, 50k, Autopower, Command Arm, AT ready, f/linkage, 650/85/38, 540/65/28, 80%, our own tractor, excellent ...£82,000 John Deere 6190R, 2013, 4600hrs, Autoquad, 40k, TLS, cab susp, autotrac ready .......................................................................................£49,500 John Deere 6170R, 2014, 4500hrs, 50k, Autopower, Command Arm, autotrac ready, TLS, cab susp, 650/65/42, 540/65/30 ...........................£51,000 John Deere 6150R, 2015, 2900hrs, 50k, Powerquad, TLS, autotrac ready, 520/85/42, 420/85/30, v nice .....................................................£55,000 John Deere 7930, 2008, 8800hrs, 50, Powerquad, autotrac ready, 650/75/38, 600/65/28 80% ..................................................................£41,000 John Deere 6930, 2010, 7700hrs, Autopower, 40k, TLS, cab susp, 580/65/38 60%, 420/65/28 90% ...........................................................£33,500 John Deere 6830, 2011, 9500hrs, Autoquad, 40k, TLS, cab susp, air brakes, 520/85/38, 420/85/28 ..............................................................£29,500 John Deere 6920s, 2005, 40k, Autoquad, TLS, cab susp, 20.8x38, 16.9x28, v nice fen tractor ....................................................................£28,500 John Deere 6920, 2003, 40k, Powerquad, TLS, cab susp, 650/65/38, 640/65/28 95%.....................................................................................£27,850 John Deere 6330, 2011, JD 651 loader, only 6800hrs, Powerquad, 40k, a/c.£29,500 John Deere 6330, 2011, JD 653 loader, TLS, 9500hrs, Powerquad, 40k, a/c.£26,000 John Deere 6230 Premium, 2008, only 3300hrs, Powerquad, 40k, ex college, v clean .....................................................................................£27,000 John Deere 6130, 2011, 4800hrs, JD 633 loader, Powerquad, 40k, a/c, 16.9x34, 13.6x24 60%..........................................................................£28,500 John Deere 6420, 2003, JD loader, TLS, 9000hrs, tidy outfit ....................DUE IN Case Puma 170, 2012, 5000hrs, p/shift, 40k, f/susp, 650x38, 540x28, straight & tidy .......................................................................................£37,750 Case Puma 160, 2012, 5700hrs, 50k, Multicontroller, f/weight, 650x38, 540x28 .................................................................................................£33,500 Case Puma 160, 2012, 4500hrs, 50k, Multicontroller, 650x38, 540x28 ...DUE IN Case Puma 155, 2011, 4500hrs, 50k, f/linkage, 520x38, 480x28, nice..£33,500

New Holland T7.210, 2013, 3000hrs, 50k, Power Command, f/& cab susp, Sidewinder, one owner .................................................................£41,500 New Holland TM 155, 2003, 8150hrs, 40k, Power Command, f/& cab susp, 650/65/38, 540/65/28 30% .........................................................£19,250 Deutz Agrotron 150, 2007, 6700hrs, 50k, f/& cab susp, f/linkage & PTO, tidy .......................................................................................................£23,500 Zetor 6441, 2006, 1300 genuine hrs, 40k, a/c, v clean ..........................£18,000 Claas 697ATZ, 2007, 4800hrs, 50k, f/linkage, 20.8x38, 16.9x28, v clean DUE IN Manitou 735-120 LSU, 2012, p/shift, 40k, boom susp, a/c, 17.524 50%£26,000 JCB 531-70 Agri-Xtra, 2009, 7200hrs, Q fit headstock, 17.5x24 50%, full spec .....................................................................................................£23,750 JCB 530-70 Farm Special, 2003 & 2004, 6000hrs, Q fit headstock, PUH, full spec ........................................................................................ from £18750 JCB 526-56, 2009, 7500hrs, Q fit headstock, PUH, a/c ...........................DUE IN JCB JS200, 1995, 9.5m long arm, 2 buckets, ex fen farm, ideal ditching spec .....................................................................................................£14,500 Pottinger Terrasem C6, Artis Plus 6m drill, 2012, bout marker, pre-ems, double disc coulters, v clean .......................................................................POA Pottinger 45s Plus plough, 2013, hyd vari width, 46w bodies, large depth wheel, as new .......................................................................................£13,500 Pottinger 4030T, 4m trailed stubble cultivator, pack ring roller.................£14,500 Pottinger Lion 6000 6m, p/hrw, 2013, pack ring roller, quick fit tines, v nice .£12,500 Le Boulch 14t trailer, 1996, auto door, s/d/bar, s/singles, single ram, greedy boards .........................................................................................£5,750 Richard Larrington 14t root trailers, 1988, hyd door, s/d/bar, s/singles, choice.....................................................................................................DUE IN John Deere rowcrop wheels, 13.6x48, 12.4 x 32 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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Leaders in every field East Anglia’s first choice for new & used agricultural machinery

MF 5713S

2018, 316hrs, front linkage 2500kg, suspended front axle, radio/MP3/USB, mechanical cab suspension, air con, Super Luxe Air Grammar seat, air brakes, Firestone tyres 51048245 £53,500


MF 7626 Exclusive

Fendt 1500kg f/weight

as new

TL1500 Pro Geo

MF 7722 Efficient

Fendt 826 Vario S4


Fendt 716 Vario S4 Powerplus

MF 7718 D6 Efficient

2017, 50kph, 1800hrs, 4 spools, Dyna 6 trans, TLS f/susp, Efficient cab, air con, bluetooth, radio/CD, 850 weights, LEDs, auto stabilisers, twin beacons, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 65% tread £72,000 51048523 £65,000

Fendt 295kg w/weights

with carriers

800kg bolster weight

painted in Massey Ferguson grey with Massey Ferguson red lid, white LED side marker lights

£800 21041733

RG645B Rogator

32m boom, other widths available, twin line, Norac system, 5 Sensore Norac, Topcon RTK auto steering system, 10 auto section control, 5200L tank 380/90R46 Michelin Spraybibs, other tyres available, 3” plumbing, hyd track adjust £9,500 31045728 £97,500

B608 hedger

Fendt 828 Vario S4

2018, 1679hrs, 60kph, 6 spools, Profi cab, TLS front suspension, air con, Vario transmission, Trelleborg tyres

£55,000 21048127

2017, 50kph, 1660hrs, PTO, hyd pump 152L/ min, Super Comfort a/seat, roof hatch, Varioguide, LED warning lights, w/lights, radio/CD/MP3, hitch, wheels 540/65R28 142D & 650/65R38 157D Trelleborg, Varioguide std Trimble controller £72,000 31044297 £92,000

2015, 6600hrs, c/w 60kph, Profi Plus version, passenger seat comfort, storage box

£1,550 21048392

spreader, good condition, TL Exacta Geo, c/w parking wheels, hopper cover, headland limiter, Isobus, no control box 51048487

£94,000 31048420

2016, 2005hrs, Dyna VT, air & hyd trailer brakes, 4t front linkage, Datatronic, guidance ready, speedsteer, bluetooth radio, twin beacons

£71,000 51047750

2014, Dyna 6 c/w 50kph, 4585hrs, a/brakes, f/linkage & 1 set couplers, f/PTO, pivoting f/ fenders, Datatronic 4 screen, GPS ready, deluxe seat, eco PTO, elec mirrors, 4 w/weights, 540/65R30 & 650/75R38 65% 51048035 £55,000



MF 7716

2017, 1683hrs, 50kph, suspended front axle, air & hyd brakes, 10 x 55kg front weights, 650/65R38 & 540/65R28


6m reach, LH build, linkage mtd (frame strengthened by owner), 1.2m head with good Pro flails, homemade hyd roller & mulching bar inside head, belt drive, arm & head float, power slew, joystick 51047729 £5,750

MF 7718 Efficient

2015, 2168hrs, Dyna 6 c/w automatic air con, 50kph, 4 spools, twin beacons, electric mirrors, climate control, radio/cassette/CD

£127,000 41047857

MF 6714S

Fendt 724 Vario S4

2017, 1729hrs, 50kph, suspended front axle, air & hyd brakes, 10 x 55kg front weights, 650/65R38 & 540/65R28

2015, 6400hrs, c/w front PTO, Profi Plus version, roof hatch Varioguide, 50kph, Trelleborg tyres f 540/65R30 90%, r 650/65R42 90%

£50,000 31047560



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Fendt 716

2015, 5505hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, front PTO, Profi cab, Vario transmission, radio/CD

Fendt 828

2016, 4822hrs, 1 front spool, Varioguide RTK, 2 x 600kg wheel weights, Vario grip

Fendt 826 Vario

2012, good cond throughout, 6700hrs, 60kph, 4 spools, 285 weights, Profi Plus cab, TLS f/susp, guidance ready, air con, 600/70R30 Trelleborg 25% tread, 650/85R38 Continental 10% tread 31048458 £60,000

Kverneland TL 1500 Geo

spreader, 3 hopper extensions, border device, road lights, full geo spread & weigh cell, hopper cover 11043662


MF 7718S

2018, 50kph, 442hrs, hitch view mirror, 3.2t f/linkage, f/ couplers, 2.55m r/fenders, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 tyres, radio/CD/MP3/bluetooth, Data4, adj steering column, Speedsteer, Trimble autoguide, CM radio, isolator switch, roof mtd beacons, LED w/lights 31046086 £89,950

RG655B Rogator

36m Chafer boom, other boom widths available, twin line, 380/90R46 Michelin Spraybibs, other tyres available, C3000 screen, Agi 3 auto steering system, 10 auto section control, annual track adj, 3” fast fill, approx 5000hrs Reduced to £5,000 31046521 £95,000

RG655C Rogator

2015, 5235hrs, 50kph, 420/95R50 60% Spraybib, monitor, 6200L tank, 18/36m Pommier boom, autosteering, AGI 4 Omnistar, C3000 receiver 41046608 £129,500

MJ Househam Merlin M4/32

4175hrs, 4000L tank, 32m boom with quin nozzle holders & boom levelling, wheels & tyres 600/60R30 65% 380/85R34 60% 31046998


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grassland subsoiler

• improves structure and drainage • relieves compaction for

better yields and extended turnout 120+hp tractor needed or • one supplied with driver

P Ward 01986 785343

PORT Agri topper, 9’, 2009. £650+VAT. H Havers Tel 07733 325376 (Norfolk)

North Suffolk area

McCONNEL used Power Arms, selection available. P Liverton Tel 07850 888002/01206 230662 (Essex)

OPICO 6m comb harrow. £1,000. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys)

£2,895 4 rotors, hydraulic folding, 5.2m working width, serviced & good to go, more photos at

The Hedging Specialists

07748 004794 01245 442224(T)

JOHN Deere 1365 mower, 2012, owned since new, for sale due to upgrade. £9,500. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks) COOKS flat 8 windrower sledge. £300. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks)

9-FOOT topper (2.7m), made by Keston in Essex, UK, this is not a "toy", it is a heavyweight, well made machine, bought new in 2011 but has had very little use, can be seen running, no VAT on sale price, could deliver within 100 miles at cost. K Jordan Tel 07880 551111 (Suffolk)

2014, working width up to 8.6m, steering axle, low acreage



01243 792323 LAND/PROPERTY

Over 100 varieties of top quality hedge plants and young trees. For a catalogue, advice or a competitive quote, contact Glebe Farm Hedging Langham, Essex CO4 5PP

GRAZING land, 70–100 acres, in Essex for long term lease, suitable for cattle or sheep. G Aungier Tel 07807 624156 (Essex)

Email: hedge-plants@btconnect.com Website: www.glebefarmhedging.co.uk

2 Rotor Rowing Up Rake

LISTER Blackstone tractor rake. £200. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (N Yorks)

Briggs Irrigation main distributor

Tel/Fax: 01206 323200

Kuhn GA 8731 £13,950

01530 229686 or 07831 113316

Mobile UV treatment units



RECO Ferri 2.7m flail, new blades, c/w rear wheels &/or full width roller, hydraulic rear opening door. £2,250 ono. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) CLAAS Volto 770 tedder, 2011, some new tines, new slip clutch on PTO, good, tidy genuine machine. £3,750+VAT. E Coles Tel 07773 335534 (Cornwall)

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

Mobile 07860 893058


KRONE Easycut R320CV mower conditioner, 2015, quick change blades, steel conditioner tines, wide spread kit, not done a huge amount of acres, ready for work. £8,500+VAT. E Coles Tel 07773 335534 (Cornwall)

HYDRAULIC folding grass chain harrows, 5m working width, good set. £1,000 ono. J Crisp Tel 07437 667362 (Cambs)


BOMFORD Buccaneer heavy duty flail topper/mulcher, 2016, 2.1m width, good condition, genuine machine, only for sale as end of contract, hammer flails, hydraulic rear flap, low power requirement, 540 PTO, big saving on new. £8,000+VAT. E Coles Tel 07773 335534 (Cornwall)


FOR rent, 100'x60' (6000 sq ft) agricultural steel framed building, with concrete floor, 3 phase electricity, spray foam insulation, close to Ely. N Badcock Tel 07468 028512 (Cambs) ARABLE land required to rent/contract farm in East Suffolk by small farming family, for cereals, pulses, etc, any acreage considered. Please call to discuss. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580 (Suffolk) STORAGE, ex potato store, up to 6000 sq/ft, good concrete frontage, South Derby. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys) LAND required, suitable for grain maize production on yearly contracts, also grassland suitable for hay production with in 20 miles of Leiston. T Haste Tel 07872 916363 (Suffolk)



CLAAS Liner 2900 twin rotor rake, 2011, 6 wheels per rotor, for good ground following, manual control, wide water ballasted transport wheels, lovely machine, covered little acreage for age. £10,000+VAT. E Coles Tel 07773 335534 (Cornwall)


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IRRIFRANCE Javelin, manual turntable & jack legs, 300m of 82mm pipe. £350. J Ashworth Tel 07891 350311 (Notts)


JOHN Deere 540X ride on mower, power steering, hydraulic lift deck, fuel guage, EdgeEXTRA 42" cutting system, good order. £2,500+VAT ono. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

10-FOOT flat roll, in full working order. £1,500 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambs)

VOTEX jumbo flail mower, 2.3m, rear mounted, side shift, good condition, 2012, location Diss. £2,000. G West Tel 07733 258181/07768 006975 (Norfolk)

Process your straw with the

Straw Buster F1050

WESTWOOD T1600 ride on mower, 3' cut, in good working order, sound deck. £275. J Leyland Tel 07771 644770 (Essex)

CLAAS 770 6 rotor tedder, 2010, in very good condition. £3,800+VAT. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire)


Fella TH 540D Hydro



LELY 280M Splendimo 2.8m disc mower, done very little work, new blades. £3,000. A Beecroft Tel 07765 258286/01473 730342 (Suffolk)

for hire


PLASTIC twin wall pipe, 3m diameter, 12m long, ideal for fen drain crossing, delivery can be arranged. £2,800+VAT. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394/01480 830224 (Cambs)

CLAAS Volto 770 tedder, repair needed to drive shaft, or to be used for spares. H Arnold Tel 07818 403088 (Norfolk)

FLOATING water pump. £950. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berks)

For the perfect chop length

01400 272475

Tel Email welmacuk@btconnect.com


CRASH barriers, selection of sizes, packs of 10 "W" section 3.4m @£16.00 each; 4.3m @£20.00 each; 5.3m @£30.00 each; box section @ 4.8m long packs of 10 @£32.00 each. All plus VAT. Please call Chris. C Wisson Tel 01480 830224 (Cambs)

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“Anything Agricultural”

01691 791460 MF 7720 2017, Dyna 6, 2500hrs, 50kph, Data 4, guidance ready

MF 6480 2005, Dynashift, 5300hrs, front & cab susp, CCLS, 90% tyres

MF 7716 2017, Dyna 6, 2400hrs, 50kph, air brakes, front linkage

MF 6465 2004, 4900hrs, Dynashift

MF 6714S 2017, Dyna 6, 50kph, air brakes, 2500hrs MF 7619 2012, Dyna 6, 5800hrs, 50kph, air brakes, 710 & 600 tyres MF 7618 2015,Dyna 6, front linkage & PTO, 50kph, air brakes MF 7624 2012, 7800hrs, front linkage, 50kph, auto guide ready

MF 6616 c/w loader 2014, 3900hrs, front & cab susp, 40kph. MF 5612 2015, Dyna 4, 2400hrs MF 6499 2009, Tier 3, 5400hrs, 50kph, front & cab susp, front linkage MF 6480 2012, 4600hrs, front & cab susp, 50kph MF 6480 2010, 4700hrs, 50kph, front & cab susp MF 6485 2012, 6400hrs, 50kph, transport spec, 4 spools, Data 3

MASCHIO DM 4000 POWER HARROW full set of new blades

UNUSED HUSQVARNA self propelled, pedestrian controlled snow blower

2014 JD 6170R TRACTOR TLS, 50K, autotrac ready, Starfire 3000, touch screen Command centre, 650x42 & 540x30

2016 BAILEY TB16 TRAILER air brakes, hyd door, sprung d/bar, 560/60x22.5 wheels

REEKIE CLEANFLOW 2000 POTATO HARVESTER Dahlman rollers, picking off, steering axle

2004 JCB 5285 LOADALL 9880hrs, air con, hyd hitch, 24” wheels, good tyres

2014 KUBOTA L4100 HST 4WD TRACTOR 900hrs, turf tyres, roll frame, front weights

NEW BAILEY 15T FLAT DECK 33’ LOW LOADER air brakes, sprung drawbar, 435/50x19.5 wheels

2015 BAILEY 18T BEETEAPER air brakes, 560/60x22.5 floatations, rollover sheet

2016 BAILEY TB16 SILAGE TRAILER air brakes, 560/60x22.5 wheels, full spec, very nice


2018 BAILEY TB18 SILAGE TRAILER air brakes, 560/60x22.5 wheels, very clean

2016 CASE PUMA 150 3350hrs, 50k, air, front & cab susp, balance of 5yr, 3000hr warranty

2009 JOHN DEERE DIESEL GATOR 3459hrs, roof, front & rear screens

1998 MASSEY FERGUSON 398 4WD, 12 speed shuttle tractor, 13.6x38 & 11.2x28 wheels

BAILEY 20T BEETEAPER steering axle, Nokian CT 650/50X22.5 wheels, air brakes

2014 MF 6616 DYNA-6 3505hrs, front & cab susp, fitted MF 956 loader, finger tip joystick control


2015 BAILEY 20T BEETEAPER air brakes, hyd door, sprung drawbar, Nokian 650/50x22.5 wheels

NEW SET OF 4 CEAT 560/60X22.5 10 stud floatation wheels & tyres

2016 JCB 527-58LC AGRI PLUS LOADALL 1771hrs, air con, pin & cone, low cab model

John Deere 6620 Autopower, 8500hrs, front links & PTO, TLS MF 4270 1600 hrs only, 12x12 manual shuttle MF 5455 2011, 3400hrs, Dyna 4 MF 5455 2012, c/w 945 loader, 3400hrs. MF 5475 2010, Dyna 4, 6500hrs, front susp, CCLS MF 8480 2008, 9800hrs, 50kph, front linkage, front & cab susp, very tidy MF 8280 Xtra 2003, front linkage, 5900hrs, 4 spools. MF 8260 Xtra 2003, 4700hrs only, front linkage, excellent condition Case MXM 175 2004, 18 speed, cab susp, front linkage, 7700hrs, excellent condition John Deere 2850 2wd, Power Synchron, SG2 cab. John Deere 3200 Telehandler 2002, c/w pallet tines, nice tidy machine Polaris 570 Quad Sportsman 2015, 200km, as new

email: llansilintractors@hotmail.co.uk For a full list of our stock please go to www.llansilintractors.co.uk


Mettron Weighbridges Beware of Imitations

£79pw 16m - steel platform with ramps - £16,000 + VAT £89pw 18m - steel platform with ramps - £18,000 + VAT


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

Call 01782 816730 or email mettronweighing@aol.com to discuss options and to arrange your site visit

Mettron Weighing


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MF 6616 2016, 3500hrs, Exclusive spec, 50kph, air brakes, auto guide ready

John Deere 6630 2011, Premium, 5600hrs, Autoquad, 50kph, air brakes, TLS


email: dasservices@btconnect.com website: dasanythingagricultural.co.uk

Main Dealer for TRAILERS

Dean: 07836 680004 Peter Scott: 07584 066866 Office: 01522 754733

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HAVE IT COVERED The ProStraw Systems shack sheet has proved itself yet again during the recent wet and stormy winter, covering over 75,000 tonnes of straw this year in the UK alone. With typical straw loses of 10-15%, your investment in a ProStraw Systems stack cover is repaid in the first 12 months. With demand for straw already increasing, zero waste is the way forward. When it comes to maintaining the quality and quantity of your valuable stocks, ProStraw have it covered. *Discount available on all orders of ProStraw covers made before 1st April 2020.



PRICE NOW: £1,395

PRICE NOW: £299+VAT Avoid expensive rejections of your valuable hay and straw, with the Martin Lishman Balemaster Protimeter moisture probe and electronic handset. *Discount available on all orders of moisture meters made before 1st April 2020.



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Field conditions could well be the driver as to whether straw is available to the industry, or not, later this year. The Parkland Agro-Master Bale Accumulator offers the solution of controlled-traffic, reducing compaction, and halving the time it takes to collect your bales. There's a wide range of three and five bale Parkland Accumulators that allow you to ‘Get Harvest Done’.

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Model455 - Brand New (2019)

Model455 - Manufactured 2018

Model453 - Manufactured 2015

Model455 - Manufactured 2019

Includes: On-Board computer, hydraulic side-wings, bale stop, twin wheels RRP: £38,160

2 seasons old, Condition: Good Bale Count: 11174 Includes: On-board computer, hydraulic side-wings, twin wheels, LED lights, bale stop RRP: £27,250

4 seasons old, Condition: Good, Bale Count: 9777 Includes: On-board computer, hydraulic side-wings, twin wheels RRP: £15,750

Ex-Demo, Condition: Very Good, Bale Count: 2602 Includes: On-board computer, weight scale pack, hydraulic sidewings, twin wheels, LED Lights, bale stop. RRP: £33,425

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Tim Smith

Tel: 01529 303093 Mob: 07730 780510 E-mail: t.smith@claas-eastern.co.uk


SANDS HORIZON 5500 £122,000 2015, 12/24/32m Pommier boom, quin nozzles, auto shut off, end jets to 33m, auto height control ZZ1720

CHALLENGER ROGATOR RG635 £69,500 2011, 16–30m Chafer twin fold steel booms, 3500L tank, quad nozzles, adj track width ZZ1724

KNIGHT EAU 24M £8,500 2000, 3800L, laser recirculation, triplet nozzles, 6 cyl air pump, steering d/ bar, RDS rate controller KN0006

AMAZONE UG 3000 SUPER £28,000 2014, Amatron 3 box & GPS receiver, auto boom lev, 420/85-R38 @1.8m track, triplet nozzles, steering drawbar AM0352

HORSCH PT270 £125,000 2013, boom control Pro Plus, Muller auto section control, 12 sections, variable rate, 2+2 (2 at 50cm, 2 at 25cm) HO0131

CLAAS LINER 4000 2015, 4 rotor grass rake

CLAAS LINER 4000 2014, 4 rotor grass rake

CLAAS VOLTO 770 2011, 7.7m grass tedder


CLAAS VOLTO 1100 £9,600 2013, 10.7m 10 rotor grass tedder


CLAAS VOLTO 1320T £9,950 2009, 10 rotor tedder, semi mounted, hydraulic folding, twin cam overload clutch CL9026




NEW HOLLAND CR9080 £85,000 2007, 9m NH varifeed, 30kph, 2938 engine/2300 drum hrs, yield/Q meter, yield mapping, GPS steering NH0358

NEW HOLLAND CR9090 ST 4WD £155,000 2013 10.5m NH header, 30kph, 2014 eng/ 1634 drum hrs, 4wd, tracks NH0359

NEW HOLLAND CR9080 ELEVATION 4WD £95,000 2009 9m NH varifeed header, 2717 eng/2170 drum hrs, 4wd NH0362

CLAAS LEXION 580+ TT 4WD £99,750 2010 9m Vario header, 30kph, 2267 eng/1719 drum hrs, 4wd CL9889

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £139,000 2012 10.5m Vario header, 30kph, 2250 eng/1650 drum hrs, cruise control CL9857




RC SETCHFIELD LTD Grantham 01476 560784

Staveley 01246 475315

All prices subject to VAT

Merlo P40-7CS 64 reg, 4653hrs, a/c, f/hitch, tyres 80% Sanderson carriage

Cat TH407C Agri 65 reg, 2916hrs, rear hitch

JCB 926-4 forklift, 15 reg, 4022hrs, full cab, 3 spools, tyres 50%

Tym T503 tractor, 2013 reg, 985hrs only

JCB TM320S 16 reg, 5225hrs, rear hitch

Ex hire JCB 16C-1 mini digger, 240hrs, canopy, buckets, etc, available

TWB 3 leg subsoiler with packer roller

New JCB 525-60 compact loadall, Q-fit carr, a/c, SRS, air seat, 12.5/80-18 tyres

Weaving Subdisc with 7 legs, discs & Guttler roller

New West 14t grain trailer, spr d/bar, hyd door, grain chute, super singles

New Bomford Kestrel E 5.0m, cable control, Pro Trim head

MF 630 trailed forage harvester



Twose FR3-640 2015 model, 6m folding rolls with f/levelling board

Vogel & Noot XMS 950 4 furrow plough

Dowdeswell DP120 Series MA Delta 5f plough with skimmers, trash boards

Kubota RTV900 4x4 08 reg, 4612hrs, new tyres

Sulky X36 fertiliser spreader with hopper extension & cover




Chafer Mirage s/p sprayer, 03 model, 3000L, 24m, rowcrop & float tyres







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FARMERS - Advertise your ‘for sale’ and ‘wanted’ on-farm machinery for free. See coupon on page 202 OLD Wopa cattle crush with tow bar & front leg winches, needs tidying up. £250. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks) CHAROLAIS bulls, excellent pedigrees & temperaments, halter trained & ready to work now, visitors welcome by appointment, Wissington Charolais. J & J Rix Tel 07850 796057/07500 904462/01206 262133 (Essex)




Insulated twin skin Increased yield Flip up plastic fender


HEREFORD X Jersey & Guernsey calves, ages from 6 weeks to 4 months, castrated males & heifers, all disbudded, TB tested & ready. From £90. J Salisbury Tel 07787 584386 (Suffolk)

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GATERIDGE Aberdeen Angus pedigree bulls, Farm Assured, SAC Health Scheme closed herd, ready to go to work. A Thompson Tel 07836 246392 (Northants) LAMBING equipment, 2 trailers suitable for creep feeding hay or pellets, weigh crate, 2 ewe adopter pens, miscellaneous lambing aids & hurdles with pins, mains electric fencer unit. A Topham Tel 07432 573782/01359 253614 (Norfolk) TEN single ewe troughs for pens. £5 each. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) KEENAN 100 feeder, has hole in bottom, does work, but spares or repair really. £300+VAT. J Trivett Tel 07970 457616 (Warks)

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1 x 16t & 1 x 12t fibreglass silos

07879 402246 01948 710662

LAMB creep feeders (2), 8'. £100+VAT each. C Gaze Tel 01795 886435 (Kent)

FULLWOOD 14 unit milking parlour, direct to line Afimilk pulsators. £5,000. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys) HAY rack on wheels, made by Bateman, 10' long, good condition. £150 ono. A Youngman Tel 07732 042213 (Suffolk)


ALFA Laval 6/12 herringbone parlour wth Manus swingover ACRs, electric pulsators, milk pump, good vacuum pump, 6 gallon jars, feeders, complete setup, not been used for a few years but all there, Ashbourne. Open to offers. V Myatt Tel 07814 985378 (Derbys) PEDIGREE Belted Galloway bulls (2), registered & ready to work. £1,200 each. N Honour Tel 01865 331395/07836 557214 (Oxon)


EASYCARE Gimmer hoggs, 100 available, ideal for the smallholder or larger farmer who wishes to cut labour & costs, descended from original Easycare flock, lamb outside with no intervention & need no shearing. D Cliff Tel 07971 609542/07800 530609 (Lincs)

FIVE belted Galloways, born 2019 on Farm Assured farm, well grown & quiet, four females birth registered with Galloway Society, one steer. £400 each. C Lee Tel 07976 810191/01636 830318 (Notts)

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY

PEDIGREE polled Hereford heifers, a selection of maiden heifers 15 aged approx 22mnths, ready for bulling, & 15 aged approx 14mnths, good bloodlines, tidy, BVD accredited free herd, TB4 area, viewing welcomed. £1,500–£1,800. J Speirs Tel 07979 463480 (Beds)


CATTLE feed barriers (2) with hay racks & feed bins, each 8’ long & galvanised, unused for last 20yrs, but have been stored under cover. £150. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk) PEDIGREE Limousin bull, 9 months old, Willodge & Loosebeare pedigree, quiet, well grown, should make excellent easy calving bull. £900 ono. A Richardson Tel 07710 077299/01206 386089 (Essex) POINT of lay pullets, fully vaccinated, Sussex, Beechwood Blue, Rhode Rock, Specledy, Calder Ranger, Commercial Brown. D Price Tel 01547 520204 (Shrops)

COW catcher with integrated crush, handler mounted on pin & cone brackets, variable speed closing, personnel door, useful for suckler cows, tagging, feeding calves etc, can carry animals short distances or use as mobile race. £4,500+VAT ono. M Burrough Tel 01460 261692/07860 246156 (Somerset)

Anglia Quality Meat MILK plate coolers (2). £50 each. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks)

WANTED Store Cattle, Calves & Lambs Transactions fully insured Contact: Tim Leigh

01763 241222 INDIAN runner ducks, 2019 hatch, all fawn & white drakes & a few ducks, available from free range stock. S Ramsey Tel 01653 628366/07787 375656 (N Yorks)

GROUP of bulling heifers, Foxley Wood Aberdeen Angus pedigree, top genetics from a succession of leading sires, a closed herd for 18yrs, TB4, viewing by arrangement. J Cargill Tel 01362 688202 (Norfolk) PEDIGREE red Aberdeen Angus bulls for sale from the Wood Cottage herd, oldest 22 months of age, younger stock also available, quiet & well natured, Elite Health status, TB4. R Pilch Tel 07876 336041/01379 741793 (Norfolk)

FOXLEY Wood Aberdeen Angus pedigree bulls, coming up to 2yrs old, by black bull, dams can be seen, TB4, viewing by arrangement. J Cargill Tel 01362 688202 (Norfolk)

PIG feeders (3). £20 each. A Keeler Tel 07980 155042 (Norfolk)

GALEBREAKER bayscreen 4m wide by 1.5m high (12), 4.6m wide by 1.5m high (3), 4.6m wide by 2m high (1), 4.6m wide by 1m high (4), very good condition, only used for 2 winters. £2,000+VAT ono. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Notts)

BUTLEY Herefords registered pedigree bulls & females, quiet & easily handled, all bulls halter trained & guaranteed under Hereford Society rules, TB4 area. www.butleyherefords.co.uk. DC Smith & Sons Tel 07971 694912/07885 594143 (Suffolk)

PEDIGREE Belted Galloway steers & heifers (13), mixed ages. N Honour Tel 01865 331395/07836 557214 (Oxon)

SHEEP dressing stand, brand new, prepare your prize stock for the upcoming show season in comfort instead of being bent double all day, spring assisted so no heavy lifting. £320 no VAT. No text pls. E Ritson Tel 07711 407029 (Co Down)

PEDIGREE Simmental bull, TB4 area. £2,500. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs) FEED hoppers, small, suitable for pig or chicken. £5 each. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

VACCAR Cluster Flush, enough for 12 units, all working. £500. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks)

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SECONDHAND chicken equipment, including Avislat plastic slats (approx 1000), red bell drinkers (80), white egg conveyor belts, feed track & legs plus chain. A Saville Tel 07710 256307 (Essex)

Barry Horne 28-70835

POLLED black Hereford bulling heifers (10), well grown, very quiet to handle, 18 months old, TB tested. L Smith Tel 07889 187515/01844 347564 (Bucks)

PEDIGREE Limousin cows, with calf at foot, but not back in calf, in TB4 area, in a Herd Health scheme, good mothers & temperament. L Enefer Tel 07810 004470 (Norfolk) PALLET of Teisen teat wipes, 36 boxes of three packs of 600, genuine reason for sale, can deliver. £550 approx half new price. S Dann Tel 07770 594545 (Norfolk)

BULK milk tank, DRN 5000L, single phase, hot water washer & TW compressors. £1,000. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys)

HEREFORD pedigree polled bulls, 3 bulls at 2yrs, & a good selection of 14mnth olds, bulls to suit commercial & pedigree herds, easy calving EBV, quiet, halter broken, Hi Health, BVD free, TB4, viewing welcomed anytime. £2,000. J Speirs Tel 07979 463480 (Beds)

HOLM & Laue 3.0 milk taxi, 270L, excellent condition, 4yrs old, automatic mixing/warming & quantity amount feeding, only for sale due to stopping rearing calves. This machine is a real time saver. M Jenkins Tel 07905 736418 (Carmarthenshire)

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The future starts now... Meet the brand new John Deere 7R 330, 8R 410 & 8RX 410! Protect, perform and profit - discover the features of John Deere’s most comprehensive line-up EVER! 9th March - By kind permission of T. Long & Co, Wymondham 10th March - By kind permission of Abbots Ripton Farming, Ramsey

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E JD 5100M ‘18, 597hrs, Power Reverser 40k, 3 M-SCVs, PUH £38,000

N 0% FINANCE AVAILABLE JD 6175R ‘17, 1350hrs, AutoPowr 50k, TLS, 3 E-SCVs, AT ready £96,500

NM JD 8360R ‘12, 4350hrs, AutoPowr 50k, AT ready, tyres 90% £88,500

N Kverneland Exacta-CL EW ‘12, 24-28m, 1500l, vari-rate control. ISOBUS £5,000

NM JD 7530 ‘09, 7500hrs, AutoQuad 50k, TLS+, AT ready, 3 SCVs £35,500

E Challenger MT775E 16’, 3394hrs, Powershift, new 30” tracks, 4 E-SCVs £126,500

E Kuhn Axis 40.2 HEMC ‘19, S6 discs (24-36m), 1800l ext, hopper £19,250



JD 6130R ’18, ex-hire, 1294hrs, AutoPowr 50k, TLS+, 3 E-SCVs £72,500

JD 6140R ‘14, 6189hrs, AutoQuad 50k plus creeper, 3 SCVs, 900kg BPW £46,000

AE JD 6190R ‘13, 7890hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 4 E-SCVs, TLS, GS3 display £45,000

N JD 9620RX ‘16, 3531hrs, E18 30k, 30” tracks, AT ready 5 E-SCV £185,000

Grimme GB215 Belt Planter ‘19, ex-demo, 15hrs, 2 row, 34” hyd shaker £42,500

Grimme CS1500 Destoner ‘01, 1500mm wide, 45mm main web £5,500

Grimme CS1500 Destoner ‘06, 7 rows stars, belt drive, serrated discs £12,950


MF 7280 Centora ‘12, 737 drum hrs, 8 straw walker, 25ft header £64,500



Weidemann 2070 LPT ‘16, 1620hrs, 3rd comfort control £28,500

JD 9780 CTS ‘04, 2160 drum hrs, 625R header, harvest ready £58,000

Kuhn Axera 1102 HEMC ‘08, twin discs, 24m, 2100l ext hopper £3,100





N Manitou MLT 735 T 120 ‘13, 5205hrs, 120hp, 6 speed PowerShift £28,500

A G T Bunning MSL120 MK4 Lowlander 650/65R38, hyd brakes £23,750


Manitou MLT 737 PS+ Elite ‘18, 2301hrs, 130hp, PowerShift 40k £53,000

N JD 6170R ‘14, 5533hrs, AutoQuad+ 50k, TLS, 3 E-SCVs, PTO £52,500


B JD 7250R ‘16, 3426hrs, E23 50k, TLS+, PUH, 4 E-SCVs, PowerGard+ £84,000


KRM-MW2 Dynamic ‘15, 3 sets of discs, PTO drive, ISOBUS £7,500


Weidemann 1380 Plus ‘19, ex-hire, 325hrs, 20k hydro trans £29,750

NM JD 6210R ‘11, 6987hrs, AutoQuad + 40k, TLS, 4 SCVs, AT ready £52,000

A JD 6150R ‘15, 1675hrs, AutoQuad 40k, TLS, HCS+, 3 E-SCVs, AT ready £65,000


JD 740i ‘13, 504hrs, 12/24m, BoomTrac field lighting £27,000

JD 8345R ‘14, 4209hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 5 SCVs, AT ready £87,500

E 0% FINANCE AVAILABLE JD S790i ’18, 579 drum hrs, 640X header, PowerGard ext 1yr warranty £298,500

N JD R962i ‘16, 6200l tank, BoomTrac, 36/24m, PowrSpray, section control £62,500


N Bailey TB18 ‘19, ex-hire, 18T, sprung drawbar, air brakes £18,500

Herbst Lowloader ‘18, 20ft, 19T, sprung drawbar, 80k axles, hyd brakes £9,250


N Manitou MLT 625 Prem ‘17, 1777hrs, 75hp, Kubota engine, 42” fixed forks £41,500

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N JD 6310 ’99, 8275hrs, PowrQuad 40k, PUH, 3 SCVs, PTO £17,250

Manitou MT 1030 ‘18, 552hrs, Deutz 25k engine, JSM joystick £39,500

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CALF creep, heavy duty AIE, in very good condition as little used, 3 point linkage & pallet tine fittings, contact for pictures, near Bury St Edmunds. £650. S Flack Tel 07725 201086/01284 728334 (Suffolk)

FEEDER bin, 14t. £200. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

STRIMECH grain bucket 7'6" 70 cu/ft JCB tool carrier, brackets, new wear strip, manufactured 1994. £575+VAT. S Cobb Tel 07976 693828 (Notts)

RICHARD Western straw chopper. £1,750. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berks)

TWOSE tipping buckrake, 8' wide, done very little work, just requires 4 new tines. £300 ono. R Horner Tel 07769 806840 (Beds)

JCB 526-55

FULLWOOD Datafeed Plus box. £100. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks)

MACHINERY TEAGLE Tomahawk 8100 straw spreader, with swivel chute, bluetooth control, extension on back door, extension on chute, bought in 2017, very good condition, like new. £9,500+VAT ono. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Notts)

LIMOUSIN bull, 13 months old, home bred well handled, TB4 area. C Atkins Tel 01277 652362/07484 213982 (Essex)

£420+VAT 01531 820545 www.euroquip.net • sales@euroquip.net


29-70808 Norfolk Mobile 07775 741720


Fleming 9’ meadow topper, 2017..................................... £1,850 Edlington 2m ATV pad type weedwiper, c/w brackets & control box ............................. £650 Micron 6m tractor, mounted weedwiper, ex hire .............. £2,600 As new Micron 6m tractor mounted weedwiper, grey control box....................................... £3,600 Amazone 2m Maxi mower flail/collector, 2016, tipping hopper .......................... £2,950 ono Newage Stamford 3p/l PTO generator, 415/240 volts, 3 phase & single phase, 15KVA.......... £850 Norfolk paddock grass slitter with disc & drainage bullet leg, for 35hp Cat 1 ..................... £1,400 Tractors for Sale or Hire...... POA Quantock 2.5m slitter/aerator, new for Sale or Hire ........... £2,360 JJ Wright history books ........................... £15+P&P no VAT Weedwiper spares in stock + VAT All + VAT unless otherwise stated

KVERNELAND Taarup 853 straw blower, 2014, new bearings, electrics tidied, guards repaired, trace chains adjusted, fully serviced, in good working order, takes 1 Hesston or 2 rounds. J Utting Tel 07432 593019 (Suffolk) RANSOMES Nordsten CLE400 4m tined drill, 13 tine Sabre Scimitar chisel plough, nearly new points, 15' manual fold seed harrows, good tines, all unused last 5yrs, too good to scrap, proceeds to J's Hospice. No VAT. R Pickford Tel 01371 870561/07891 170535 (Essex)

Good used Secondhand Tractors of most makes always for sale Also Machinery and Implements: Spares, Wheels, Tyres, Loaders, Cabs and Hitches


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RACE headlock, used for highland cattle, good condition, fully galvanised. £500 ono. D Mitchell Tel 07803 924927 (Bucks)

Terry 07831 277076 Suffolk L110H Volvo shovel, 2016 build, 5000hrs, selling without bucket. H Arnold Tel 07818 403088 (Norfolk)

SUTON bucket, Sanderson headstock, needs repair, approx 1.5t grain. J Spinks Tel 07970 549009 (Norfolk)

ALLIGATOR mobile sheep yard, 10' drenching race, 20 x5' aluminium hurdles, 5' diamond forcing gate, race supports, new road lights, good tyres, will hold 200 sheep. L Burton Tel 07885 676171 (Cambs) KEENAN Klassik feeder wagon, recently re-lined, weigh system, can be seen working. R Tarver Tel 01386 462707 (Worcs)

HEREFORD pedigree polled bulls, 12 to 20 months old, 4yr TB & accredited for IBR, BVD Johnes level 1 with SAC. R Fowell Tel 07947 126053/01263 587285 (Norfolk)

G. BROWN USED MACHINERY SALES IH 484 2wd tractor, W reg, std box, clean & tidy ............. £3,950 IH 454 2wd tractor, S reg, std box, low hours, clean & tidy........................... £3,750 Husqvarna Rider Proflex mower, 20hp, c/w 44” outfront cutting deck, vgo................... £1,750 Tanco loader to fit IH 454–484, tractors power bucket .............. £850 Quicke 4560 loader to fit IH 574–684 tractors, c/w remote valve ........ £850 Front end loader to fit IH 454 tractors, trip bucket .................. £375 Votex 12’ pasture topper, new blades, gwo ...................... £875 Tipping skip, fits forklift or teleporter ................................. £320 Set of 10 IH front weights, Pt No 383392RI, c/w frame ...... £395 All prices plus VAT


Tel: 01945 700142 or 07774 676440

MUDGUARD brackets for Caterpillar TH337/407 telescopic handler (2011– 2016), new/unused. £400. A Read Tel 07977 930401 (Lincs) WEIDEMANN Newson loader, 2t lift, quick attach bucket & forks, 2017, 1500hrs, quality machine. £16,500 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys) SANDERSON TL7, 5100hrs, c/w bucket, grab & tines, good order. £14,995+VAT ono. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

KONGSKILDE hammer mill, 5.5kw single phase (motor could be replaced with 3 phase), with some piping, for pig & poultry feed. £350. J Bristow Tel 01363 772965 (Devon)

Hydramex Limited

01362 692104/637332 MATERIALS HANDLERS



Norwich Road, Dereham



5900hrs Turbo Perkins engine c/w pallet forks & bucket plus a 3rd service, vgc


JCB road sweeper to fit telehandler, in good working order. £850+VAT. F Hardy Tel 07957 855180 (Notts)



SANDERSON TL7, 5100hrs, with bucket, grab & tines, good order. £14,995+VAT ono. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)






Tel: 01280 705202 Fax: 01280 704163 Email: hydramex@hotmail.com

Field Farm, Charlton Road, Evenley, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5GH

MANITOU MLT 526 1996, exceptionally tidy for its age, must be seen, c/w pallet tines, contact for more pictures. J Ashworth Tel 07891 350311 (Notts)

WIRE rope, various lengths & diameters, phone for details. D Ivens Tel 07969 877834 (Northants) MASSEY Ferguson 50B loading shovel, bucket, fork, pallet times, factory fitted rear weight, genuine 2878hrs, always housed. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970 976476 (Oxon)

MERLO P 32.6 Plus, 2009, 4950hrs, PUH, bucket, tines & bolt on bracket, new tyres, very good order. £22,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

LARGE cable reels, two 5'6", one 5', one 4', stored under cover & in vgc. Offers. J Leyland Tel 07771 644770 (Essex) AIRFLOW 10kg cardboard produce trays (480), new, on one pallet. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs)

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229686 113316

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Krone EasyCut R320 CV-Q (2013)

Black Stocks Dual Wheels 710/75x42, 710/70x38 650/65x38, 600/65x28

Simba 4.6m Cultipress 2012, Pro-active tines mint condition

Kverneland 4m Drill Combination 2014, Suffolk coulters, 800 acres from new

Agri-Weld Grassland Subsoiler 2019, 3m, 5 leg, demo condition

Bunded Diesel/AdBlue Bowsers 1000 to 9000 litres choice of 8

Twin Axle Dump Trailers 8 to 14t choice of 4 units

Front Linkage Weight Blocks 900 to 2500kg choice of 7 units

Lemken Zirkon 10/Solitair 9 6m Folding Drill Combination 2010, excellent condition

Krone Big M Self Propelled Mower 2015, 2790/2015hrs

Richard Western SWT 18 & 20t Silage Trailers 2017, Nokian 650/55x26.5 flotation tyres, demo cond

MF 8735 Efficient Tractor 66 reg, 780hrs, Dyna-VT, 5yr warranty part-ex

Complete Spreadwise Umbilical Slurry System 1400m hose, can include trailer & compressor

TWB Subsoilers mounted & trailed choice of 4 machines new metal

JCB 435S AGRI Loading Shovel 2015, 1850hrs, 750/65x26 tyres 75%, excellent

Folding 14’ Silage Forks 2011 to 2019 choice of 7 units

Horsch Maestro SW 12 Row Maize Drill 2014, 75cm rows mint condition

Krone Big X 1100 Foragers 2013 & 2010, low hrs, maize headers part-ex

Bunded Fuel Cubes with pumps 2012 to 2019 choice of 8 units

Dowdeswell DP 145 Plough 2013, 8 furrow, DDS bodies, new mouldboards Cat 3/4 headstock

Single & Twin Axle Slurry Tankers 1700 to 4000 gallon 2011 to 2016

Krone 1400 Plus 4 Rotor Rowing Up Rake 2014, 620/40x22.5 tyres excellent condition £24,500

Krone EasyCut R280 CV-Q (2012)



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Krone EasyCut F32CV Float (2012)

Krone EasyCut R320 CV (2008)



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www.agprowseltd.co.uk Krone EasyCut F155 XC Baler (2012)

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QUIVOGNE TINEMASTER 4M hyd folding, 2008, r/d/bar & hyd services, lights, immaculate £9,950

IFOR WILLIAMS GD85 PLANT TRAILER refurbished, new floor, excellent condition £1,395



GRIFFITHS GRAIN TRAILER 14t, hyd tailgate, full spec – commercial axles

Competitive, fast & reliable service


MICHELIN TYRES 3 High Speed Fastrac tyres 540/65R38 30+%

£600 for the set

KNIGHT M-PRESS 4M MERRICK LOGGIN 4 WHEELED 2010, hyd fold, lower linkage d/bar, BALE TRAILER single gang f/discs, quick fit points, 28’ steel floor double gang, exc cond £9,995 £4,950

£9,250 t: 01462 442409 • Daniel: 07734 328994 • Ben: 07850 474511 • e: rtaylor2004@tiscali.co.uk St Ibbs Farm • St Ippolyts • Hitchin • Herts • SG4 7NL



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High Quality Combines, Self Propelled Forage Harvesters, Ag Loading Shovels, Machinery & Plant

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SUMO TRIO 2009 3M MOUNTED CULTIVATOR Multipacker, removable discs, new metal fitted £10,250

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COMPACT single row Kverneland/ Massey trailed potato harvester, good condition, with bagging unit. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)


07508 949815 justin.brason@gmail.com

OHP Palletiser with infeed belts and bag kicker

Suffolk • Norfolk • Essex • Cambs

Manter 10000L Weigher with Elevator and Gantry


£16,850 West 3000 Gallon Dual Spreader

Pace Stitching Line, Bag Placer and Weigher


DAIRYMASTER hydraulic slurry scraper system, good condition, 180' track. R Tarver Tel 01386 462707 (Worcs)


RICHARD Western D4150 15t muck spreader, 2019, 650 tyres, weigh cells, spinning deck. P Liverton Tel 07850 888002/01206 230662 (Essex)

GRIMME KSA front topper, used 2019 season. P Webster Tel 01704 893162 (Lancs) WALTHAMBURY V track with bag closer & stitcher, in good condition, 3 phase. £2,250. D Lunn Tel 07941 072957 (Cambs) WALTHAMBURY 2000, 320 auto weigher, in good condition, 3 phase. £1,000+VAT. D Lunn Tel 07941 072957 (Cambs) RUMPSTAD 2x36 row inter row cultivator, with ridge farmer hoods, good condition. £950+VAT. D Chapman Tel 01945 440273/07966 402141 (Lincs) 37-71139

2012, 650/65x30 wheels, 70%, latest spreading rotor, excellent condition

TITAN Palletising System

UK agents for Pro-Pak weighing equipment, Oldenhuis & Prinsen & Symach palletisers CTM Rockstars coming available:


GREGOIRE Besson SBP9.614.160.100, 6 furrow reversible trailed plough, 1999, tidy order. £4,250 ono. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

Walthambury 720E Weigher





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ARROW 1100 gallon slurry tanker, good condition, Super Single tyres, presently used as clean water bowser. D Jarvis Tel 07941 529921 (Notts)


CTM 1506 Rockstar 2 ex-demo Web-star-web-star web configuration, powered cleaning web

NIEMEYER 4 furrow auto reset, heavy duty 14” reversible mounted plough, vgc. £3,250+VAT. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs) DOWDESWELL press arm with single acting ram. £150. A Dennis-jones Tel 07731 653242 (Northants) DOWDESWELL DP7 E, 6 furrow plough. £1,800. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk) DOWDESWELL DP7D2 4+1 furrow, 14" VCN. £1,850+VAT. M Cracknell Tel 01787 269552/07753 522756 (Essex)

• Variable firing sequence • 7 day - 24h clock • Integral legs • Opt integral battery • Opt solar panel • Unique silent Sunday option

CTM 1505 Rockstar 2014 refurbed 4 web machine, completely overhauled


CTM 1706 Rockstar 2 ex-demo Web-star-web-star web configuration, self-levelling & reset

01354 638222

info@agrimech.co.uk www.agrimech.co.uk


AMAC D1 single row potato harvester, various web sizes, barn stored from new, good condition. £500. J Ashworth Tel 07891 350311 (Notts)

Call Karl today on 07919 916918 for info.

from £320 + vat

sales@davidharrisons.com www.davidharrisons.com

01353 740666 REEKIE 330 SA, very good working order & will go straight to work, two 45mm webs, then onto 40mm, c/w boulder box. £1,550. D Clayton Tel 07836 204646 (Derbys)

Broadwater Machinery Ltd

K53Z Range is built for yearround demanding rotating tasks






01787 248049




BOX ROTATORS 5 models available with/without clamping lid 2 years’ warranty

01377 259140 www.agriweld.co.uk


Tel. 01485 520355 COUSINS 3 row inter row cultivator, with ridging bodies. £250+VAT. D Chapman Tel 01945 440273/07966 402141 (Lincs)



Marian Teodorczyk

Pellcroft Engineering Ltd Coningsby, Lincs

01526 342466

Payment prior to collection • Any condition considered Call Lukasz on

07512 821421 or visit our website


K80 forward tippler gentle & quick box tipping very adaptable & easy to operate


Potato • Onion • Carrot • Parsnip Red Beet • Veg handling equipment Graders (both screen & lift roller) hopper cleaners/graders, brushes, box & big bag fillers/tippers, etc Field equipment Vegetable transplanters, drills, top lifters, toppers, hook tine cultivators Grimme DL/GZ/GT/SE harvesters

STANDEN triple ridger, good strong machine with very good wearing metal. £5,800. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

K53 – Europe’s best selling agri box rotator for any handler




4-FURROW press, does a great job. £500 ovno. J Keeler Tel 07766 281822 (Norfolk)


VERY keen experienced air rifle shooter looking to gain permission to shoot vermin/pests, BASC insured, very safety conscious & respectful of the land & people’s property, I live in the Manchester & will travel. Contact Nigel Cullen 07976 071713.

WALTHAMBURY V track with bag closer & stitcher, in good condition, single phase. D Lunn Tel 07941 072957 (Cambs) BREAKING Scanstone, Reekie & Underhaug destoners, various Scanstone 1700 webs available, call for details. M Anderson Tel 07880 518867 (Norfolk)


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• Prinsen PPM60 Palletiser compact, self-contained capable of up to 9/5tph average at 25kg Ref 6068 • Tong Dry Brusher 2m long and 900mm wide c/w 1m roller table Ref 6318 • New Tong Midi EasyFill single reversible crop conveyor with lowering end sections, at 1.58m long & 1.8m centre section Ref 6242 • Miedema LBV 1885 Telescopic Elevator 18m long with feed conveyor Ref 6316 • Tong 3C Bulker with extended 3m hopper & 3m roller inspection table Ref 5838 • Haith Polisher Ref 5452 • Walthambury Weigher 720 Ref 6178 • NEW Swift Lift Interstore Elevator 7.5m long with 600mm wide belt Ref 6317


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HEAD ROTATINGFA LD IE E H IN T MILL potato planter. £150. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (N Yorks) REEKIE Reliance 500, 1996, 5 web machine, in very good working order, first two webs 35mm, last three 40mm. £1,700. D Clayton Tel 07836 204646 (Derbys)

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BOSTON • LINCOLNSHIRE NEW, USED & HIRE MACHINERY Carrington (Head Office) 01205 480460 Sutterton

01205 460600

Market Rasen 01673 842222







KVERNELAND TL EXACTA 1500 FERTLISER SPREADER c/w C/w Tells Go Screen, weigh cell machine, spreader control, 12 – 45 m spread width £10,950+VAT (BF)

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)

BASELIER TOPPER (2005) c/w 2 Row, 36 inch rows, front and rear mount, depth wheels, done no more than 200 acre. (BF)

5.4M STANDEN ROTAVATOR c/w 5.4m working width, hydraulic folding, road lights, 400hp gearbox, crumbler roller (BF)

TWOSE 6.3M ROLLS SHOTBOLT ROLLS c/w 2.6 metre working width, 13 meters wide end tow Cambridge hydraulic side offset, flails 40% good, Rolls c/w 24” rings. rear roller. (JP) £2,950+VAT (JI)





BAILEY 20T BEETEAPER (2018) c/w sprung drawbar, arch full front window, roll over sheet, hyd. rear door, grain chute, air and oil brakes, commercial axles (SG)

BAILEY 18T BEETEAPER (2017) c/w sprung drawbar, arch full front window, roll over sheet, hyd. rear door, grain chute, air and oil brakes, commercial axles (SG)



BAILEY 12T MONO (2012) C/w sprung drawbar, hyd. brakes, arched full front window, commercial axles (DD)




ANDERSON LOADMASTER BEAVERTAIL LOWLOADER Tri axle, 22’ long, 5’ beavertail, hyd. ramps, hyd. brakes, tool box, sprung drawbar (JP)


BAILEY 16T BEETEAPER (1999) c/wair and oil brakes, sprung drawbar, front flaps, front window, steel mudguards, rear LED Lights, flaps (TM)

BAILEY 8T FLAT TO FLOOR LOWLOADER 6000mm x 2500mm c/w hydraulic brakes. £5,950+VAT (JI)




BAILEY 12T MONO TRAILER (2001) c/w grain chute, hyd. rear door, full front window, hyd. brakes, silage kit (JP)

BAILEY 8T CONTRACT TIPPER TRAILER c/w lights to RTA, ind hyd. brakes, parking brakes, 40mm EN8 towing eye, 6mm sides £7,750+VAT (JI)



SIMBA MINI FLOW DRILL(1999) C/w 4m working width, duck foot eradicators, front levelling tines, front tyre packer 3 stage tine coulters, rear packer (TM)


VADERSTAD RAPID 800S 8M DRILL (2010) c/w sharmuller ring hitch type, 2 rows of discs, levelling boards, 2 rows disc coulters 70%( JI)

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KUBOTA M125GX III C/W QUICKE KUHN AXIS 30.1 FERTILISER AMAZONE ZAM 1200 FERTILISER X46 LOADER SPREADER SPREADER (2007) c/w Quicke X46 loader. 4 cylinder c/w 12-36m spread width, 3000l c/w 2 x 500ltr extensions, (2400ltr Kubota diesel engine, 133HP engine, hopper, road lights, hydraulic border Total) speed related control, amados power shift gearbox, LHR (DD) spreading, pto disc drive (DD) control box, hopper cover (TM)


KVERNELAND U DRILL (EX DEMO) SWIFTLIFT 900 EXTENDO SWIFTLIFT ELEVATOR 30FT WITH JOHN DEERE 724 SPRAYER (24M) JOHN DEERE 732I TRAILED c/w Cat 3 Cross shaft, strong ELEVATOR ( EX SHOW) 7.5FT EXTENSION c/w 24m boom, 2400 ltr tank,  STD SPRAYER compact central tube main c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed, c/w ectric Slew, electric height boom levelling,  manual taps, PTO C/w 3,200 ltr, 24m boom, joy stick frame, 3m transport width, 6m auto slewing platform, circular adjustment, electric forward/ driven pump, tracking draw bar controls, ISOBUS read, 5 way nozzle EX-SHOW 900 EX-SHOW SWIFTLIFT EX-SHOW EX-SHOW(BF) SWIFTLIFT 900 EX-SHOW SWIFTLIFT 900 foldedSWIFTLIFT out width (JI) hopper (JI) 900 reverse, BeltSWIFTLIFT 80% good900 (JP) bodies (BF) EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 EX DEMO KUBOTA c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , SPECIAL c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/wBV5160 3 phase electrics, variable speed , BALER (2017) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF)




KUBOTA M125GX III C/W QUICKE X46 LOADER c/w Quicke X46 loader. 4 cylinder Kubota diesel engine, 133HP engine, power shift gearbox, LHR (DD)

LELY WELGER RP 435 BALER Net wrap only, 46,000 bales, belts 90% good, crop roller, drop floor, wide pick up (JP)

Ben Ford (BF): 07469 853763 Stuart Gosling (SG): 07824 317357

c/w 2.2m pick up, Large intake chamber, 14 knife blades in throat, drop floor, 3d intelligent density, 5 endless belt, banked greasing station


11965 GREENLAND RV 186L BALER 1996 c/w - twine only with electric feed, belts 50% good, auto lube, variable chamber, LED road lights, new PTO guard (JP)

Tom Mack (TM): 07387 023444 Daryl Dunn (DD): 07881 106298


Josh Pennell (JP): 07469 850502 Jonathan Ireland (JI): 07778 372606

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2019 John Deere 6130R AQ 50k, creeper, TLS, cab susp, air brakes, AT ready 3 x escv, t/fenders, E-icv joystick, 114 litre hyd pump, Michelin 600/65R38 New - 540/65R24 New, 781hrs .. £65,000


2015 Claas Arion 530 Cebis air con, Hexashift 50k, Cmotion, front susp, air brakes, front weight, 14.9 x 28 60% & 18.4 x 38 30%, 2917hrs .................................................£38,000


2019 Bailey 14t root trailer hyd brakes, hyd tail door, roll over sheet, grain chute, LED lights, high level rear lights, sprung drawbar, arched front window, 560/60R22.5, air brake ready ...... £17,000


2014 Lemken Zirkon power harrow 10/600K, Trapeze packer, clodboard ................................£15,200



2017 John Deere 6130M & loader AQ 40k, creeper, TLS, cab susp, air con, 3 x scv, roof hatch, 6436R loader, boom susp, 3rd service, multicoupler, Mitas 16.9R38 - 14.9R24, 3315hrs...£48,500



2019 John Deere 6155M AQ eco 40k, creeper, TLS, cab susp, AT ready, air brakes, 3 x scv, air seat, 114 litre hyd pump, Mitas 650/65R38 - 540/65R28, 576hrs, weight not included........... £69,000


2016 JCB 560-80 Agri Super 40k, air con, pallet tines, JCB Q Fit, PUH, 480/80R26, 3100hrs ....£57,500



2011 John Deere 1470 chopper & chaff spreader, 616R header & trolley, 1081 eng & 821 drum hrs, 1 owner ...................................£52,000

2008 Maschio DMR4000 power harrow clodboard, packer roller, rear drill linkage, immaculate condition of local fen farm .....................................£8,500

1998 John Deere 2264 hillmaster chopper ...................................£29,500

2013 John Deere W540 AT ready, command centre display, 3 speed transmission, 618R header and trolley, 1084 eng & 866 drum hrs .................................................£75,000


2014 Alpego RH400 power harrow clodboard, flexocoil, star cleaners ..............................£9,500


2013 Amazone Cirrus 3002 disc drill track eradicators, tyre packer, disc cultivator, press wheels, following harrow, pre emerge markers, amatron+ control box, 1707hec ...............£23,500

2009 Massey Ferguson 6480 Dyna-6 50k, front susp, 975 front loader, 580/70 x 38 40% & 480/70 x 28 80%, 3705hrs ....................£37,750




2009 Vaderstad RDA600S Rapid system disc, 3rd row coulter kit, staggered tyres, markers, 7871hec ..................................£35,000

2016 John Deere 6175R AQ 50k, TLS, cab susp, 3 x escv, air con, air seat, greenstar ready, air brakes, Michelin 650/85R38 - 600/70R28, 900kg weight, 2179hrs..............£73,500



2019 Bailey 14t root trailer hyd brakes, hyd tail door, roll over sheet, grain chute, LED lights, high level rear lights, sprung drawbar, arched front window, 560/60R22.5, air brake ready .......£17,800


New Sulky HR3000.19 power harrow 190hp gearbox, track eradicators, levelling board, 550mm toothed packer, quick fit tines, 3 year gearbox & trough warranty ......................... £9,750


Demo 2019 Vaderstad RDA600S system disc aggresive, 50mm towing eye, track eradicators agrilla tines, interactive depth control, pre emergence & bout markers, isobus, Econtrol Ipad ...£82,500

2017 Kverneland 18 row E Drive 2 Motors, Mulch units, Geosync level 2, Pre em markers, immaculate condition, from a black land fen farm, approx 1400hec ......................£42,500




Holbeach Tel: 01406 540 261

Kings Lynn Tel: 01553 617 666

Swineshead Tel: 01205 822 440

Holbeach St. John, Lincolnshire PE12 8SQ

Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE34 3EU

Station Road, Swineshead, Lincolnshire PE20 3PN

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R.C.Boreham & Co

584626 158848 107610

New & Used Machinery

For all enquiries call: 01245 231320 £49,000

Fiat 80-90 2wd c/w flotations and/ or standard wheels, tidy condition, one owner

Track Marshall 75 crawler Perkins engine, rear 3pl, tidy condition for age

Wacker Neuson 1.7t digger 2015, 1900hrs, excellent condition, quick hitch

Deutz 6160 RC Shift

very good condition, 2015, 4050hrs, air brakes, 50k, front linkage


JCB 926 4wd forklift P reg, full cab, only 3500hrs, very tidy & works well

John Deere Gator 2014 road reg, 1000hrs, one owner, very tidy

Sumo Multipress 5m

ex demo - 3 rows of tines, press paddles, twin row of packer rings


Posch Spaltfix 280 firewood processor excellent condition, little use, serviced, 2013

McConnel PA 500 Spraycare 2600 hedgecutter trailed sprayer elec controls, 3pl mounted, 24m booms, elec rate control, tidy condition tidy condition

Polaris Ranger Crew

diesel, 2015, 750hrs, 6250 miles, good condition, 6 seater, full cab with doors


Ryetec CS700PTO Sawbench

2015, in very good condition, PTO driven



Ryetec CH16PTO Log splitter

2014, in very good condition, PTO driver



Pottinger Servo 45S Plough

ex demo, excellent condition, 6 furrow, hyd front furrow 0% Finance available


Sisis Multislit 1200

excellent condition, very little use, rear rollers


Ritchie Aerator 3

3m grass slitter, excellent condition

Suire FT2700 Flail

2.7m flail, heavy duty, front & rear mount

Please see website for more pictures:

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1HU | rcboreham.co.uk | sales@rcboreham.co.uk

Holtractors Ltd 2019 NHT5-105 c/w MX 406 Loader c/w Euro h/stock, 67hrs, 4wd tyres 99% 480/70-R34, 380/60-R24, in as new condition, NH Warranty up to December 2021

2012 JD 6125R c/w JD H340 Loader 3600hrs, 50K, air brakes, TLS f/axle & cab susp, 125hp boosts to 145hp, r/tyres 65/70%, f/tyres 50%, p/seat, our own tractor in excellent condition

2016 JD 6120R Autoquad 500hrs, 120hp boosts to 140hp, TLS f/axle/cab susp, 50K, Starfire 3000, autotrac ready, beltline & loader lighting, JD623R loader, Command Arm, genuine 188hrs

JD 6830 2011 3583hrs, very good condition

2015 CX5080 c/w 6m header & trolley 1 owner/driver, straw/chaff spreader, immaculate condition, 480 engine hrs, 390 drum hrs, side knife

2019 Spearhead 460 topper as new, c/w mulching kit

| 30+ Tractors: Ford • NH • MF • JD • IH • Case | 30+ Balers always in stock: Welger • NH • JD • IH • Claas • Hesston • Gallignani • Bamford • Deutz-Fahr | 20+ Mowers in stock: Lely • Pottinger • Vicon • Kverneland • Taarup • JD • MF • IH • Ransomes • Deutz-Fahr • Tallis | 30+ Tedders, turners, rakes, mowers, oppers, forage wagons | 15+ hay grabs, accumulators, transporters | 30+ Trailers 3t–30t: agricultural, commercial, construction, dump, hay, general purpose, grain, silage, livestock, horsebox, dual purpose, plant, tippers | 30+ toppers, flail mowers, etc | 15+ ploughs | 50+ discs, cultivators, drills | 10+ 360o Excavators/dumpers • Volvo • JCB • Hyundai • Hitachi • Benford 500+ items in stock – please look at our website for full descriptions and photos




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Kubota U35 digger 3.5t weight, full cab, 2000, tidy condition for age



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2012, 5776 hours, Cat 4 linkage, Auto Power command arm 40K, 25 inch tracks 40%, 5 ESCV’s, Auto Track Ready, Digital Climate Control, Genuine Farm Tractor, good condition all round.



RENAULT 651S 1985, 3200 Hours, 2 SCV’s, Drawbar Hitch, Farmhand Gyro 4-1300 Front Loader 31010115


JOHN DEERE 6150R 2014, 4360 hours, 50K Autoquad, TLS, Cab sus, 650/65R38, 540/65R28 21007916


JOHN DEERE 7580I 2014, 3180 engine hours, 2085 cutterhead hours, Lab & guidance ready, Prodrive 40k. Advanced header control 11006430


JOHN DEERE 8360R 2012, 6000hrs, 50K, IVT, ILS, MFWD, 5 x ESCV’s, 540/540E/1000, PTO, drawbar, hydraulic and air brakes 31007514


JOHN DEERE 6210R 2012, 6574 hours, 50K, AutoPower, TLS, Front air brakes, Front linkage, Belt line lights 21008813


2019, 868 hours, Ultimate edition, Autopower 50Kph, Extended Warranty 5000 hours May 2024, Command enter 10” display, Autotrac activation, SF6000 receiver, Premium lighting package



CHALLENGER MT775E 2015 year, 1918 hours, Warranty til March 2020, 30” tracks, RTK Reciever 31009300


JOHN DEERE 6195R 2017, 6195R Ultimate edition, AutoPower 50K, 10” command centre display, 4600 processor



JOHN DEERE 5100M 2014, 2730 Hours, 40K, 24 x 16 Hi-Lo Transmission, 3 SCV’s, Air Conditioning, Air Seat 11004343


JOHN DEERE 6115RC 2018, 957.5 hours, Command Quad 40Kph Transmission, 3 SCV, 114L hydraulic pump 21009602


JOHN DEERE T550HM 2012, 1143 engine hours, 774 drum hours, HillMaster, Electric shift tranmission, Chopper and chaff spreader, 8000 litre grain tank

JOHN DEERE T670 LAND LEVEL 2015,102 engine hours and 831 drum hours, 25ft R header with Zurn rape extension

JOHN DEERE 960 2015, 27446 bales, 500/60R22 tyres, Maxicut pick-up with 13 knives





POTTINGER TERRASEM C4 Working Width: 4m, Length: 7.94m, Transport Width: 3m, Drill Coulters: 40, Harrow Discs: 30, Seed Tank Size: 3000L

ACCORD DL 4M DRILL 3 Point Linkage Mounted, 4M Working Width, Extended Covered Hopper, Manual Wings, Rear Step








KRAMER KT357 2018, 585 Hours, 3.5t, 7m boom reach, Good working condition, Genuine Farm Machine 31009787




JOHN DEERE 5115M 2014, 3278 Hours, Powr Reverser 16/16 40 km/H, Cab Plus, Rear PTO 11008633


JOHN DEERE 6130R 2017, 542 hours, 50K AutoQuad, Premium Front linkage and PTO, 3 X ESCV 11009808


JOHN DEERE MOCO 2018, New Rear Curtain, 3m Working Width, Good Working Order, Rear Lighting, New Blades


SUMO DTS DRILL 2014, 6M working width, Moor metering system, Bout markers, Ready to work, Good condition 31009797

2015, 2260 Hours, Extended Warranty - Nov 2020 50k, Powershift Gearbox, TLS, Front Linkage, AutoTrac, 5 SCV’s, Air Trailer Brakes, 10” Colour Display, Passenger Seat, Electric Mirrors




JOHN DEERE 6210R 2012 Plate, 4543 Hours, Autopower Gearbox, 50K, TLS, Cab Suspension, Autotrac Ready, 3 Spools 11010102


JOHN DEERE 6110R 2017, 844 Hours, AutoQuad plus, 50K, Four Wheel Drive, Pick Up Hitch 21008612


JOHN DEERE 8295R 2011, 50k Autopower, Front Linkage, Autotrac Ready, Pick Up Hitch, Air Brakes 11009506


JOHN DEERE F440M BALER Fixed Chamber Round Baler, Multicrop version, done 5000 bales, Good working condition, Genuine Farm Machine 11009136


JOHN DEERE 6150R 2014 Plate, 2671 Hours, Direct Drive, 50K, TLS with front brakes, Turnable Fenders, Cab Suspension, AutoTrac 11008620


Stockbury: 01795 843250 | Framfield: 01825 891111 | Ivychurch: 01233 225775

Call Harry Durrant 01795 502744


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Herbert & Sons

TRIMBLE EZ Guide 250 with Ag 15 antenna, vgc, recent software upgrade, can be seen working, all mounts inc. £800. R Hill Tel 07748 146139/01362 850381 (Norfolk) TRIMBLE TDL450L radio/repeater, new. £900. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)



Simon Smith Plant Repairs Ltd

Tractor & Combine Controls

Agricultural & Plant Repairs

Material Handler Joysticks & SLI's

07730 009965


Grain & Precision Drills


Balers & Wrappers


Please call Nick Herbert


TOPCON AG1 4 receiver with X25 console, hardly used, good condition, buyer can collect from North Norfolk or I am happy to liaise with buyer's courier, please call for more information. £5,500 ono inc VAT. L Brudenell-Nudds Tel 01485 210261 (Norfolk)

David King Electronics

Leicestershire based

Tel: 01789 731365



JOHN Deere 6930, fuel tank off 2007 tractor, minor plastic weld repair carried out to top of tank by Kiowa. £250+VAT ono. S Howard Tel 07900 631724 (Notts)


Tel: 028 9127 5913 Email: info@agri-web.co.uk


COMET cabinet pressure washer with recent new 20m hose & lance, 3 phase electric, good powerful machine. £550 ono. N Badcock Tel 07468 028512 (Cambs)

WELD-ON JCB brackets, brand new, not had the paint ground off. £40. J Crisp Tel 07437 667362 (Cambs)


Perkins 1004/1004.4T


Short Engines

To suit most flail mowers and hedge cutters at competitive prices


for agricultural & industrial applications


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with oil pump, top & bottom gasket sets & rear & front seals

For engine builds AA, AB, AC, AG, AH, AK, AM

www.farmads.co.uk FAUN 2 & 4 row potato planters, mounted, in vgc & ready to go, very simple reliable machines, stored inside. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs) KONINGS 2 row potato planter, currently set for 30" rows, c/w applicator, very kind on chitted potatoes, vgc. K Hodgson Tel 07867 920719/01507 568329 (Lincs)

Diet Feeder Weighing Systems

AUTOGUIDE 3000 to suit autosteer ready 7000 Series MF, only used for 6 months, new summer 2016, easy to fit, cheap straight lines. POA. N Lee Tel 07850 783225 (N Yorks)

Tel: 01427 718561 Fax: 01427 718016

Genuine & Aftermarket Perkins blocks & parts available

Agri spec pictured

E-mail: sales@flailsdirect.co.uk Website: www.flailsdirect.co.uk


01489 896 626 sales@timik.co.uk

www.timik.co.uk For more pics and info visit our website


Also flail mowers for tractors and excavators from 15 to 200HP

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Sprayers & Fertiliser Spreaders

SIMBA Solo 600 rear drawbar. Open to offers. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) STOCKS Wizard seeder ground speed radar, new. £300. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)


GRIMME RT6000 double straddle bedtiller, goes well. £4,800 ono. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

Mowers & Foragers


07791 131911

Mobile Breakdown & Repairs Servicing & Maintenance of all types of plant Air Conditioning Service & Repairs Hydraulic Overhauls Welding Repairs & Fabrication Full Workshop Facilities


BULK hopper, 4t approx, single phase, f/w new geared motor & inverter, good working condition. £550 ono. G Betts Tel 01263 577640/07799 744785 (Norfolk)

N ST O O 2 W C 0 A K U19 VA N IL IT A S B LE


RANSOMES Faun 2 row potato planter, c/w 2 sets of belts & fertiliser attachment, barn stored all its life. £300. J Ashworth Tel 07891 350311 (Notts)


(Flails direct is a division of Engineering and Hire Ltd)

01865 880866

Chris: 07808 703325 Adam: 07802 776113 High Quality, Low Houred, Used Agricultural Machines. WARRANTY ON ALL TRACTORS.


UK Ltd

New Holland T7.245 Power Command 50Kph, 2019, 1254 Hrs, Front Linkage


New Holland T7.210 New Sept 19, 857 Hrs, Range Command 50Kph, 2.5 Yrs Warranty

New Holland T6.175 Auto Command, 2019, 1205 Hrs, NH 770TL Loader



New Holland T5.120 Electro Command, 2019, 49 Hrs, L.E.D. Work Lights, Heated Seat

New Holland T4.55 2018, 955 Hrs, Air Con, Power Shuttle, Pick Up Hitch




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OLD PRICE STOCK! 2019 PLATED STOCK - BREXIT PRICE BEATERS Dynamo 6 NEW Dynamo 8 NEW 1 ONLY • 6’ - 1.83mtr Roller Mower • Rear roller - 12-100mm cut • CAT I + II - requires 35hp +

• 8’ - 2.45mtr Roller Mower • Rear roller - 12-100mm cut • CAT I + II - requires 45hp +

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61055721 Topper 9 • 9’ / 2.74mtr cutting width • Semi offset, twin rotor • Cat II min 55hp • RRP £4,120


WREN 3.5mtr - 2018 Plate • 3.5mtr non parallel • 0.8mtr flail head • Cable control • 50ltr/minute • RRP £15,100



41046341 Twinblade 2700

• 2.7mtr cutting width • 540 PTO Shaft driven • 2 rotor/4 blade 50-150mm • RRP£3,900

11053375/ 31053388/ 51053392 Euro 280

• 2.8mtr cutting width • 1000 PTO • Front/rear mount • 32 flails • 75-110hp required • RRP £9100


• Heavy duty rear mounted • 3 sets of timed blades • 2.75mtr cutting width • RRP £6,600





41046340 Triblade 3000






61055724 Park P160 • 1.6mtr cut, 2 drive belts, • 14 flails, manual side shift, • Rear mounted • RRP £3,730


11053370/ 31053384 Kestrel E 5mtr reach - non parallel • 1.2mtr head boot flails • Cable control • 88ltr pump • 3pt linkage • suit 50hp+ 88 flails • Cable



40hp 3cyl diesel, extending rubber tracks, remote control, 1.5mtr grass flail head, lights, beacon, 2019, RRP £55,000

11055965- NEW





6 Stock

11055958 - DEMO


TriWing 460 NEW • 4.6mtr cutting width • 2.3mtr transport width • To suit 80hp+ - 1000 PTO • 25mm - 375mm cutting height • Sprung suspension system • 9 Heavy duty updraft blades • Contoured decks

RRP £22,800

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31051126 JD 840i 2012, 28/20mtr, Auto boom levelling, Twin pump, High hitch, 520/70R38, 2600 screen,


41054422 KV Exacta 2016, TL GEO ISOBUS, 24/36mtr, weigher, section control, 3200ltr


21054992 AMAZONE ZAM 2013, hopper cover, Weigher cells, steps, border limiter, Amatron 3 controller, PTO drive


11059833 BATEMAN RB26 2008, 30mtr VG Boom, 6 section, Guidance Claas Outback s3, Twin line, 600/60/28 20%, 380/85/30 row crops mitas 50%


21054126 JD 740 2012, 24/12mtr, 4000ltr, 520/70R38, fixed axle, EL4 control box


51056260 KUHN 50.1 2014, AXIS 50.1H-EMC-Weigh cell, ISOBUS, 36mtr


51054587 AMAZONE Profi S 2013, 30mtr discs, Amatron box, variabale rate, GPS, cover, lights

11054797 BERTHOUD DP Tenor 45-46 2009, Trailed sprayer, 24mtr, 4300ltr, 500ltr clean water, NEW 500ltr hydro pump, 8 sect, 26.9R38 tyres, steering axle, section control


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31054193 JD 732 2012, 12/24mtr, 4 section, steering dbar, axle suspension, 300/95R46 80%, EL4 Control

41054820 JD 832i 2008, 24mtr, ISOBUS, 3200ltr joystick, 300/95R46, section control, sliding axle, BoomTrac



21056018 KUHN 40.1HEMC 2014, hyd drive, ext/cover, EMC, section control, ISOBUS

11057411 TEAGLE SX6000 2016, G3 Centreliner, 24m width spread, 3150L hopper capacity.


11053804 KRM M2W 2006, weigh cell, lights, cover, PTO drive, trend kit, PTO sensor, Calibrator box

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21047422 JOHN DEERE R4040i 2015, Self propelled sprayer, 4000ltr, 36/18 mtr, 620/70R38, 2630/3000 dome, section control, twin pump, VG boom, 1919hrs



11058331 KRM M3W 2014, 4500ltr, ISOBUS, hyd cover, full swath/section control, ladder, lights, 28-36mtr

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J Murrell

01493 750999 info@jamesmurrell.co.uk Contract Farm Services

CASE STEYR CS150 front linkage & PTO, creep, 9605hrs

2015 JCB 8026CTS 2136hrs, 3 buckets

NEW HIGH SPEED JPM 32’ BALE TRAILERS 560 flotations, top spec


MANITOU MLT 523T 3509hrs, hydrostatic drive, vgc

HANOMAG 22C LOADING SHOVEL 12811hrs, toe tip bucket



NEW JPM 20T DUMP hyd gate, air, L/S 10 stud, 560 flotations

FENDT/TRELLEBORG 520/85R42 & 480/70R30 84” track

2017 HYUNDAI HX140L 1720hrs, full spec, mint

NEW HIGH SPEED JPM 16T DUMP magic gate, L/S, air

2014 LARRINGTON MAJESTIC 18-20T 600/50R22.5 floats, full spec

2015 LEMKEN RUBIN 12 DISC TILLAGE TRAIN double packer, vgc

2013 MAN TGL 7.150 BOX VAN 7.5t, 384605kms, MOT 31/03/20








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2016 TAKEUCHI TB216 1470hrs, 4 buckets


NEW HIGH SPEED 30’ JPM 27TLL tri-axle, flip over ramps


NEW JPM 28’ 19TLL hyd flip over ramps, 10 stud, hyd/air & L/S


2012 TAKEUCHI TB250 2875hrs, 2 buckets, piped


NEW JPM 16T DUMP 10 stud, air, load sensing, hyd gate, LEDs


NEW JPM 16T MULTI PURPOSE TRI-AXLE STEP FRAME BULK SIMBA 6.6M DOUBLE PRESS ramps, magic tail gate, TIPPERS steel suspension, HD cultivation tines, full spec bogies, r/o sheet flotation tyres £5,500 no VAT £14,000 choice of 3 £6,500 £5,000 each








For more pictures and further details of our stock visit our website www.jmurrell.co.uk

We are JPM Trailers’ East Anglia Dealer J Murrell • Willow Farm • Norwich Road • South Burlingham • Norwich • Norfolk NR13 4EZ

07770 692891


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W&M Agricultural Engineering Oswestry • Shropshire • SY10 7JU

All prices + VAT

2010, sold fully serviced, inc new bed chains & floor slats

£6,250 s/d/bar, hi speed axles 10 stud comms, floation tyres, hyd door, 14t capacity (18 probably near the mark)


good condition

M4 25’ 10t bale trailer

2012, 6 stud axles 300x60, brakes 12.5/80-15.3 Vredesteins, spr susp, LEDs, rope box, hay ladder & bale bumper, good

01691 683825 • John Mottram: 07968 715 512 • Mike Worthing: 07709 089 78 • email: john@wm-agrieng.co.uk

40.2 H-EMC 2016 & 2017 NEW

01767 677316 01536 373238

Fax: 01767 677451 Fax: 01536 373392

John Deere 8630RT 2012, 3421hrs

Case IH Farmlift 742 2019 EX HIRE






Abbotsley Brigstock

Kuhn 40.2 50.2 S6 available from stock NEW

Case IH Puma 175 & 240 CVX tractors, Pro 700 f/linkage IN STOCK

2019 Claydon TS Hybrid drill EX DEMO

TBE VKM BP flail mowers IN STOCK NEW

Kuhn Axis 30.2 NEW

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Case 8240 2015 35’ header, 690 rotor hrs







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Ken Wootton 14t trailer


BFX-180 Wessex International Vicon RO-C spreader round bale feeder able to spike, 2 bag disc spinner,

load & feed out silage, hay, haylage, bales up to 6’x5’ & 1000kg, L & RH


new, 3m, 36” barrel, 20mm thick, 2.75t good working order, very well looked (unladen), 4.25t (laden), tapered hardox after machine blades, 400x60x15.5 flotations, LEDs


2013, twin auger, direct tractor control, 10 stud ADR axles, 425/65R22.5 f/RH & r/LH door, new augers & knives, tyres, hyd door & grain chute full service & all oils changed

Foster D750 forage box


Watson Spiral blade aerator as BVL Topstar 170 block cutter



Kuhn 2270 Euromix diet feeder West 14t silage/grain trailer

2010, 6300hrs, boom suspension, air con, air seat, pick up hitch


2005, sprung drawbar, hyd door with grain chute, 8 stud axles, super single tyres

Merlo 32.6 Plus

4700hrs, 2015 (15 reg), boom susp, PUH, 405/70-24 (new), fully serviced, Lola certificate


£12,850 NC 26’ bale trailer 16t, spr d/bar, Bailey 10t grain trailer commercial hi spd axles, 445/4519.5 tyres, oil brakes with load sensing, 4m 8t alloy ramps, LEDs

Merlo 34.7 Plus


2012, 5200hrs, a/con, a/seat, boom susp,trailer new tyres, fully serviced & Lola ticket, hitch option



Call for details


Merlo 40.7

We have recently become dealers for Corvus 2 year warranty See our website for full details

Bateman RB25 53reg 24m, 2 sets wheels USED

www.collingsbrothers.co.uk email: jason@collingsbrothers.co.uk


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SANDS 2000, 24m, twin line, 7 sections, RDS rate controller, 2 sets of wheels, 10,043hrs, a genuine sprayer in very good condition. ÂŁ6,500 ono. C Townshend Tel 07877 701848 (Suffolk)


y The Specialist Sprayer Compan New GM-R GX-Trail trailed cropsprayers in stock fully loaded

Perkins & Ford engines new/reman, Dyno tested, engine blocks & parts available New JCB 444 engine stock


01489 896 626

2014 John Deere M952i 5000L 36m with ISObus two sets wheels, Isobus & joystick (JD2700 screen available extra) GM-R Voyager 4000 24m last of this model after 15 years (new models shown at Lamma 2020) auto Steer GPS section control NSTS year’s warranty ........................ £48,000+VAT on farm


SPRAYER TESTING on site to National Standards

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USED STOCK Berthoud Tenor 5500L 40m DP Tronic, vgc, 2009, boom could be resized if required ...ÂŁ22,500+VAT Hardi Master 1200L 15m 2008, fully serviced & vgc ........................ÂŁ5,000+VAT Contact Richard Dix


01953 450279 info@agrikel.com Norfolk

07770 331587

BOSTON 01205 722 240 WISBECH 01945 461 181 BEDFORD 01525 841 923



Sancroft Agri Services Ltd 07748 644975 Landquip Electrac 24m 2006 3500 litre, electronic controller, full refurbishment including shot blasted & sprayed, GPS/auto shut off option at extra cost Knight EU trailed 24m 2010 3000 litre, electronic controller, GPS/auto shut off option at extra cost Gem Multi-trak trailed 20/21m 1999, 2100 litre John Deere 840i trailed 36m 2009, 4000 litre, auto shut off Bateman Hi/Lo 24m 1995 2000 litre, JD engine Bateman Hi/Lo Deutz engine, 24m, 1990, 2000 litre Agribuggy demount 12m 2004, 2000 litre



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McConnel (Kellands) Multidrive 6195 with Bredal K85 spreader 2012 two sets wheels Chafer Househam 3000L 24m 1995..................ÂŁ6,500+VAT to clear Used Sieger Drainjetter 300m 2 hydraulic functions workshop prepared ready to use 2008 GM-R 3200 30m steering commercial 50kph axle Celebrating 15 years of GM-R Sprayers Ltd

CLAAS Scorpion fuel ďŹ lter/ water separator, part number 0013016440, brand new & sealed, box a bit tatty but genuine Claas part. ÂŁ40+P&P. J Waters Tel 01787 222378 (Essex)




on farm or at our test centre, all makes

More sprayers on our website:

www.gm-rsprayers.co.uk All offered subject to remaining unsold

Graham Mitchell-Rowlands 07860 618903 01449 737482 graham@gm-rsprayers.co.uk Marek Technical Support: 07496 294201 Sue Admin: 01449 736300 Holly Bush Farm, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DP For your new self-propelled, trailed or mounted crop sprayer, to go


CASE SP3000 self propelled sprayer, 24m booms, 3000L tank, Ag-Leader In-Command 800, c/w auto shut off, 540/65 R 24 otation tyres, 300/85 R 32, rowcrops, demount legs, 2001, 8792hrs, fair condition. £14,500+VAT. S Cobb Tel 07976 693828 (Notts)

CHAFER Mirage 2006, 4wd, LGP tyres, 24m, twin spray lines, Teejet 844E control box, 3000L s/s tank, 2 sets of wheels. ÂŁ25,000+VAT. R Pryor Tel 07860 378162 (Herts)





KNIGHT 20–21m sprayer, with RDS, induction hopper & front tank. £4,500+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)


SPRAYRANGER SP sprayer, rebuilt in 2013, new chassis, booms, pump, pipework, wheels & paintwork, 1600L tank, 4ws & drive, variable rate, excellent condition, fantastic lightweight machine for wet conditions. ÂŁ24,500+VAT ono. J Sills Tel 07398716782 (Essex)


01284 724455

CHAFER dribble bars, suit 1/3m spacing, old type. ÂŁ100 + postage. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex) BERTHOUD 1000L Force II ex DPTronic 12m mounted sprayer, 2013, virtually unused hence immaculate condition, power ďŹ ll, all instruction books & spares as originally supplied, tested May 2019. ÂŁ6,150+VAT. R Lintott Tel 01728 663476/07799 473374 (Suffolk)

HARDI LHY1200 12m sprayer, 1200L tank, 3 sets of nozzles & refurbished electronic control box, NSTS test until May 2020, from small farm only working around 50 acres/year. ÂŁ1,250+VAT ono. D Barnard Tel 01953 498511 (Norfolk)


   FARMGEM 800 mounted sprayer, 12m booms, with hydraulic lift, manual on/off tested until May 2020, road lights, wash down & hand wash tanks, pesticide hopper, clean clothing locker, this machine is as new. ÂŁ4,500+VAT. C Hawkins Tel 01621 779246 (Essex)

BATEMAN RB16, 2002, 8890hrs, 24m contour boom, triple nozzle holders, 2 sets of wheels, king pins replaced @6067hrs, regularly serviced, current NSTS certiďŹ cate expires 15/07/2020, never used UAN liquid fertiliser, very good condition. ÂŁ22,500. M Wiseman Tel 07935 272424 (Cambs)



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SUMO legs protectors, 31 available. ÂŁ5 each. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) HYDRAULIC ram, 4' long. ÂŁ50. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)


HOUSEHAM Sprint, 18m 2000L, 8850hrs, 5 section, 2 sets of tyres, triplex nozzles, good condition. ÂŁ4,900 ono. K Hodgson Tel 07867 920719/01507 568329 (Lincs)

Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd


NEW Hardi Quintastream 03 (Q03) blue nozzles, pack of 6 nozzles as shown in plastic case, ensure precise application of liquid fertiliser, part no. 750682 (6 pack), or 75080300 (12) or 372013 (1), multiple available. ÂŁ20/pack of 6 +p&p. J Waters Tel 01787 222378 (Essex)

2005 Knight 1835 self propelled sprayer, 7464hrs, 3500L tank, 12/24m boom, Perkins 6 cylinder, 174hp engine, all round suspension, laser recirculation, triple nozzle bodies, Knight Delta 34 control box, fast ďŹ ll pump, 4 section shut off. R Brookes Tel 07966 597274/01536 202629 (Northants) BATEMAN RB16, 3000L tank, 12, 18, 24m contour booms, 6 cylinder pump, air shut off, prime & purge, 2 sets of wheels, demount legs. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex)

BATEMAN RB25, 2003, 8759hrs, JD 170hp engine, 3000L, 12/18/24m contour boom, AR250 spray pump, LH Agro 5000 rate controller, Egnos GPS, 4x6m auto sections, 380/85-R28 rowcrops, Goodyear Terra tyres, foam bout-marker, in-line ďŹ lter, vgc. ÂŁ30,000+VAT. N Gadsby Tel 07970 182529/01223 207214 (Herts)

HARDI Commander Plus trailed 32m sprayer, 4200L, Delta 34i control box, good condition, 2003, location Diss. ÂŁ5,000. G West Tel 07733 258181/07768 006975 (Norfolk)

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2017 Case Puma 175 CVX

£4 6, 00 0

2017 Case Puma 220 P/shift with Case LRZ160 loader

2015 Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna 6

FENDT: 2008 Fendt 820 Vario, 11700hrs, 200hp, 50kph, a/ brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, a/seat, f/linkage & f/PTO, a/c, f/tyres 540/65x30 40%, r/tyres 650/65x42 60% ......................................... £29,500 2014 Fendt 939 Profi Plus, 8703hrs, 390hp, 65kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp cab susp, f/linkage, continuously variable, 6 r/& 2 f/spool valves, Evolution seat, full Fendt service history, f/tyres, 540/70x34 25% Trelleborg, r/tyres 710/75x42 90% BKT, looks & drives like a 4000hrs ..............POA

NEW HOLLAND: 2015 New Holland T7.200 Power Command, 5198hrs, 200hp, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage & PTO, full P/shift, mid mount valves, creep box, Power Beyond, 600/60x28 30%, r/ tyres 710/60x38 35% Michelins .................. £40,000 2013 New Holland T7.210 Power Command, 6918hrs, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/ linkage & PTO, hydraulic top link, Power Beyond, guidance ready, 3 Speed PTO, c/control, mid mount valves, exhaust brake, f/tyres 540/65x30 25%, r/tyres 650/65x42 40% Goodyears ..... £36,000

£3 6, 00 0

2014 John Deere 6190R, 6036hrs, 190hp, 40kph, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage & PTO, continuously variable, c/control, GreenStar 2014 New Holland T7.200 Range Command ready, f/tyres 16.9x30, r/tyres 20.8x42, now f/w new tyres.................................................... £42,500 2018 John Deere 6145R, 2182hrs, 145hp, 45kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, a/seat, semi P/shift, Power Beyond, Autoquad, Isobus ready, f/tyres 420/70x28 75%, r/tyres 18.4x38 70% Michelins .................................................... £56,500 1986 John Deere 4850, 7250hrs, 200hp, 30kph, a/ seat, f/linkage, full P/shift, c/w factory fit dual wheels, f/tyres 16.9x28 20%, r/tyres 20.8x38 70% immaculate ................................................POA 2016 Manitou MLT634

COMING IN: 2014 Two Fendt 828’s 2014 Fendt 716


2017 Valtra 214 Versu

ENGINES: NEW CNH ENGINES to fit Tier 3, Maxxum 115 & TSA 115, Case Puma, plus New Holland T6 & T7 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), 20.8/46 (5), 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)

2017 Valtra T234 Versu

We are expecting more tractors to arrive in our yard shortly – Keep an eye on the website!

2010 Massey Ferguson 6480

Find the most desirable stock at

£3 6, 00 0 £3 4, 50 0


£5 9, 00 0

2015 Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna 6, 6313hrs, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/ linkage, semi P/shift, Data Vision, f/Service, f/ tyres 600/65x28 35%, r/tyres 650/65x42 60% Michelins .................................................... £46,000 2010 Massey Ferguson 6480, 9717hrs, 160hp, 50kph, f/axle susp, semi P/shift, Datavision screen, f/tyres 16.9x28 80%, r/tyres 20.8x38 80% BKTs, v tidy, one owner ....................... £24,000

2017 Valtra 214 Versu, 2445hrs, 50kph, a/brakes, f/ axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, 4 spool valves, f/ 2013 New Holland T7.210 Power Command tyres 540/65x30 75%, r/tyres 650/65x42 85% Michelins re-advertised due to man with no money ........................................................ £59,000 2017 Valtra T234 Versu, 4455hrs, 235hp, 50kph, a/ brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage & PTO, full P/shift, f/tyres 540/65x30 60%, r/tyres 650/65x42 70% .......................................... £59,500

£5 9, 50 0

£6 1, 50 0

2018 Case Puma 165 Power Shift



2008 Fendt 820 Vario

£4 2, 50 0

£4 5, 50 0

2017 Case Puma 165 Power Shift

2016 Manitou MLT634, 3057hrs, 125hp, 40kph, a/ seat, PUH, a/c, new Manitou forks & carriage, f/ tyres 460/70x24 100% new, r/tyres 460/70x24 100% new Firestones .................................. £36,000

2014 John Deere 6190R

£5 6, 50 0

£5 3, 50 0

2018 Case Puma 185 with Case LRZ160 loader

2014 Fendt 939 Profi Plus


£2 9, 50 0

£7 2, 50 0

2015 Case Magnum 315 CVX

2015 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 6615hrs, 200hp, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage & PTO, semi P/shift, mid mount valves, Power Beyond, f/tyres 540/65x38 25% BKT, r/ tyres 650/65x38 25% Michelin .................... £36,500 2014 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 4812hrs, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/ linkage, semi P/shift, 4 manual valves, 3 speed PTO, f/tyres 16.9x30 10%, r/tyres 20.8x42 10%, tidy other than some rust on r/wheels, re-advertised due to time waster ................. £34,500

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£7 0, 00 0

2014 Case Puma 160 CVX

2014 Case Puma 160 CVX, 5382hrs, 160hp, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, continuously variable, mid mount valves, Power Beyond, f/tyres 480/70x30 0%, r/tyres 580/70x42 0% Trelleborgs .......................... £37,000 2015 Case Magnum 315 CVX, 3332hrs, 315hp, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, f/linkage & PTO, continuously variable, full Accuguide, PUH, f/ tyres 600/70x38 80%, r/tyres 710/70x42 60% Michelins .................................................... £70,000 1999 Case International CX90 MFD, 5918hrs, 90hp, a/c, Deluxe cab, very tidy, f/tyres 12.4x24 20%, r/tyres 13.6x38 50% Goodyear Originals.............POA 2018 Case Puma 185 with Case LRZ160 loader, 1461hrs, 185hp, 50kph, a/brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, full P/shift, ABS, full guidance, mid mount valves, mechanical spool valves, f/tyres 540/65x30 80%, r/tyres x 42 85% Michelins, re-advertised due to time waster . £72,500 2017 Case Puma 165 P/shift, 2644hrs, 50kph, a/ brakes, f/weight, guidance ready, Power Beyond, Deluxe seat, 4 spool valves, f/tyres 600/60x28 60%, r/tyres 710/60x38 70% ...................... £53,500 2018 Case Puma 165 P/shift, 3848hrs, 50kph, Command Arm, extra lights, exhaust brake, mid mount valves, linkage never used, f/tyres 480/65x28 100% new BKT, r/tyres 600/65x38 100% new BKT ........................................... £45,500 2017 Case Puma 175 CVX, 1770hrs, 50kph, guidance ready, f/linkage, mid mount valves, Power Beyond, Isobus ready, 4 spools, a/brakes, f/ tyres 600/60x30 80%, r/tyres 710/60x42 80% Michelins .................................................... £61,500 2017 Case Puma 220 P/shift with Case LRZ160 loader, 4042hrs, 220hp, 50kph, a/brakes, f/ axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, full P/shift, guidance ready & screen, Power Beyond, LED w/lights, c/control, Deluxe seat, 4 speed PTO, f/ tyres 600/70x28 30%, r/tyres 650/75x38 50% Michelins ...........................................................POA

£2 4, 00 0

£3 7, 00 0



Tel: 01580 291271 • Mob: 07836 723944 • sales@markhellier.co.uk

2018 John Deere 6145R

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S SCOTT & SONS Ltd 2008, 30m, 4000L, 7670hrs, auto section control, 3 sets of wheels, 36m boom extensions included More photos & full spec at


07748 004794 01245 442224(T)


THREE-POINT linkage mounting frame, to fit Frazier 5D/Stealth/ Phantom, ideal for fertiliser spreader or Avadex applicator, barn stored, as new. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970 976476 (Oxon)

Gem/McAvoy self-propelled sprayer


01603 870903 07860 475964

GOOD quality small bale hay, barn stored, Stowmarket area. £4/bale. M Knock Tel 07973 614409 (Suffolk)

51,000 litre horiz/cyl dished ends 27’6”L x 9’W x 10’H & cradles 1 x twin & 2 x single compart 22,730 litre bunded tanks 17’L plus cabinet x 9’2”W x 8’H gauge & battery alarm

STRAW & HAY MEADOW hay, 4'6" round bales, barn stored, would suit cattle or horses. £25/bale ex farm. T Knighton Tel 07967 121257 (Essex)

VICON Rotaflow RO-XL, superb condition, exceptionally well maintained & well working disc spreader, 1500L capacity, you could mistake this as new, but not by its price. £3,900 ono. J Brown Tel 07450 969477/01684 772396 (Glos) HORSTINE Farmery Avadex applicator, 12m boom, mounted on Logic chassis with Honda engine, ball hitch, in good working order. POA. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leics) LELY Centerliner fertiliser spreader, 24m spread, holds two 600kg bags. £500. A Youngman Tel 07732 042213 (Suffolk) FOBRO-BARTSCHI fertiliser applicator, 150L hopper, land wheel metered, fully adjustable sowing rates, is currently set up for applying fert to 2 potato plot ridges, but could be mounted to various machines instead, contact for more details. C Darlow Tel 07739 462887/01353 724953 (Cambs) PARMITER Airjet fertiliser spreader, 20m, suitable for spares. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk) KUHN Aero 2220 pneumatic 20m fertiliser spreader, 1997, hopper extensions & cover, storage stand, Quantron L control box, hydraulic booms (in need of some attention). £1,000+VAT. S Cobb Tel 07976 693828 (Notts)





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pad500r@hotmail.co.uk SMALL bale wheat straw available, located near Saxmundham. £1.50 each collected, delivery available at cost. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580 (Suffolk) SMALL bale hay, good quality, barn stored, 2019 crop. Price dependent on quantity. G Gapp Tel 07979 495492/01379 677693 (Norfolk)

WANTED WHEAT, BARLEY & RAPE STRAW also SOFT MEADOW HAY Very good prices paid promptly

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MILESTONE SPRAYERS 2008 KRM M2W, 3t machine, weigh cells, 2 sets of discs, hopper cover, lights, owned since new, immaculate. £3,250+VAT. N Gasson Tel 07989 478973/07557 224955 (Warks)

CONVENTIONAL size bales of good hay, baled July 2019, Chelmsford. £3/ bale ex farm, delivery extra. JA Furze & Son Tel 07885 305351/01245 467306 (Essex)

KUHN Aero 2212 pneumatic 12m fertiliser spreader, 1996, hydraulic folding booms, small seeds kit, storage stand, good condition. £1,250+VAT. S Cobb Tel 07976 693828 (Notts)





HAYLAGE in 5' long mini Hesston square bales, different qualities to suit cattle & horses, discount available on quantity. J Howell Tel 07503 488386/01284 830358 (Suffolk)

www.thekinggroup.co.uk/tanks 01638 712328 Suffolk 01992 451629 Herts/Essex METAL tank, small, no rust. £20. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

CONVENTIONAL bales of hay, good quality, 2019 – £3/bale. 2018 – £2/bale. C Gaze Tel 01795 886435/01795 886435 (Kent)

off the field & throughout the winter

Articulated steer, mechanical 4 wheel drive, high ground clearance machine, built on Gramman chassis by McAvoy, 12/21 meter, Ramsey pressure system, 2/4 wheel drive, high & low gear box

CASE 2200TS sprayer, 20m boom, triple nozzles, owned since new, on small farm, MOT till 2021, excellent condition. £3,000+VAT. M Murfitt Tel 07778 053373/01353 860932 (Cambs) GEM Self-Trak 20m 2000L trailed sprayer, 1993, RDS Delta 34i control, triple nozzle bodies, flow meter for filling, clean water tank, foam blob markers, on 12.4-34 wheels, + pair of 600/50-22 flotation wheels. £2,500 ono. S Smith Tel 07979 506193 (Suffolk) BATEMAN Hi-Lo, 1995, 24m, 7100hrs, very good order, John Deere engine, very reliable. £12,300. J Stansfield Tel 07759 263212 (S Yorks)


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Used 20,000 litre 4400 gallon GRP ex Winery Storage Tank

MEADOW hay, 2019 crop, in conventional bales, can deliver locally. J Nurse Tel 07899 775665/01953 850380 (Norfolk) BARLEY straw in 4' round bales, 2019 harvest, can load. £10/bale. R Bales Tel 07810 631181 (Norfolk) LIMITED quantity of this season's meadow hay, all made under organic conditions, no sprays or fertiliser for 10+yrs, all made in the dry, small bales, 4' round or wrapped haylage, can deliver or collect, call for prices. W Brazier Tel 07836 276711 (Essex) ROUND bale hay, first cut, 4' + bales, approx, 150. Offers invited; also round bale haylage, first cut new ley. R Lintott Tel 01728 663476/07799 473374 (Suffolk)




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BARLEY straw in 120x90 bales, good quality bales, early in season with no rain on it, 3 artic loads available, barn stored. A Miller Tel 07709 228392 (Essex) CONVENTIONAL bales of meadow hay, 2019 cut, good quality, barn stored. F Ivens Tel 07969 877834 (Northants)

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prefer big bales Call Andrew Lloyd

07787 551081 4-FOOT round hay bales, ragwort free, suitable for cattle £15 each, suitable for horses £25 each, 40 x 4' round bales of haylage £25 each, near Stansted airport. A Saville Tel 07710 256307 (Essex) HAY/STRAW & haylage, round, square large & small bales. S Glover Tel 01474 872970 (Kent) HAY, 2019, 4.5' round bales, good clean hay barn stored, about 30 available near Bury St Edmunds, £20/ bale. S Flack Tel 07725 201086/01284 728334 (Suffolk) HAY & haylage in 4'6" round bales, 2019 crop, situated near Stevenage. £25/bale ex farm. T Wolfe Tel 01438 880228 (eves)/07905 361308/07955 676578 (Herts) HAYLAGE, quality meadow/rye or clover mix, suitable for horses, sheep or cattle, well wrapped, delivery possible depending on location. POA. M Webster Tel 07881 802097 (Suffolk)

BUNDED fuel tank, in good condition. £250+VAT. F Hardy Tel 07957 855180 (Notts) MOBILE water bowser, 100 gallons. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

200-LITRE plastic barrels, ideal for pheasant feeders, etc. £5 each. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394/01480 830224 (Cambs)

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Väderstad RDA600S Drill Refurbished

Väderstad RDA800S drill Refurbished Väderstad Carrier CR650CB Ex Demo

Väderstad Topdown TD500 Refurbished Väderstad RST 630 Twin Press Ex Demo

Köckerling Köckerling Köckerling Köckerling

Köckerling Vector 6.2m Ex Demo

RD 300S Drill RD 400F Drill 2001 RD 600F Drill System Disc or System Tine Set of System Discs to fit RD 600F drill RDA 400S Drill 2003 RDA 400S Drill 2014 RDA 400S Drill 2010 RDA 400S Drill 2015 Refurbished RDA 600S Drill 2002 RDA 600S Drill 2019 Ex Demo RDA 600S Drill 2015 RDA 800S Drill 2002 RDA 800S Drill 2004 RDA 800S Drill 2013 Refurbished RDA 800S Drill 2019 RS 650 Crosskill Roller RST 450 Twin Press RST 630 Twin Press Ex Demo RST 630 Twin Press RST 830 Twin Press TopDown TD300 TopDown TD400 TopDown TD500 TopDown TD600 TopDown TD700 NZA 600 6m Cultivator NZA 600 6m Cultivator Ex Demo Rear Drawbar to fit Top Down Carrier CR500 CB Carrier Tines & Crossboard to fit CR500 Carrier CR650CB Ex Demo 12' Stock Trailer Variocast Electronic RRP £7,122 our price £4,750 RL 400 Cultivating Solutions RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Demo Unit RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Second Hand Combi Disc Roller Contour RRP £43,000 Special Offer £30,000 Allrounder 6m Ex Demo Vario 4.8m Ex Demo Rebell 6m Classic Compact Disc Harrow Ex Demo Vetor 6.2m ex demo Ex Demo

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McCormick X6.430, 3900hrs, superb throughout – very popular...............................£36,500 McCormick CX95 4wd synchro – very well cared for – good runabout ......................£13,850 McCormick MC115, high hrs – still a very good tractor......................................only £11,500 McCormick X7.690 demo, 225hp – a superb bargain – ring today ................................. P.O.A Hinimoto C174 4wd compact tractor – really nice example – drives very well..............£3,500 Deutz 5090 4wd with loader, 88hp – super little runabout .........................................£19,750 Deutz 7250 TTV – low hrs, superb condition, 253hp of luxury & power .......................... P.O.A JCB 531-70, 5000hrs, fully serviced – a real bargain buy .........................................£32,500 Merlo 28.7, 6000hrs – a nice compact loadall, 2.8t to 7m ........................................£15,500 Merlo 38.7, 4000hrs – cab suspension, weigh system .............................................£33,000 Matbro 250 telescopic centre boom, excellent for age & cheap ...................................£8,750

New Machines

CLAAS Arion 650 CIS+ 50kph, Proactive f/axle, air brakes ..................................................................POA CLAAS Scorpion 741 Vari Power telehandler, 4.1t, 7m, demonstrator ...................................................POA JPM low loader trailer, 24’ long, loading skids, sprung drawbar, air & hyd brakes .......................... £10,950 ALPEGO TR 46-280 front/rear, 2.8m flail mower, hyd offset headstock............................................. £6,500 ALPEGO TL 33-250 verge mower, 2.25m, hyd offset, wide angle PTO .............................................. £6,500 ALPEGO TL 33-200 verge mower, 2m, hyd offset, wide angle PTO ................................................... £6,200 ALPEGO RK 300 Rapido 3m p/harrow c/w Twin Force quick fit tines packer roller 3yr Driveline warranty ..POA ALPEGO/MORO Warrior 200 5f (4+1) hyd variwidth plough hyd transport system ex demo .......... £16,250 VICON RO-XL GEO 2800 fertiliser spreader, Tellus Go Isobus control box, 2800L hopper, section control, variable rate,Trimflow border spreading ............................................ (depending on spec required) POA SPEARHEAD Twiga Classic S60 hedge cutter c/w hyd prop controls, 1.2m flail head T or C flail, rotor reverse, arm float. ............................................................................................................................POA

Used Equipment

Kockerling Cultivation Equipment now in stock & ready for demo Your chance to try these very popular in demand cultivators – ring now


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2014 CLAAS Arion 640 Cebis 50K, 2700hrs suspended f/axle, 4 spool valves, air brakes, 650x38 & 540x28 wheels, good condition................................................................................. £45,000 2016 CLAAS Axion 850 CIS 50K, 4500hrs, 4 spool valves, suspended cab & f/axle, air brakes good condition................................................................................................................................... £52,000 MERLO P40.7 telehandler, 2014, c/w 4t/7m, air con, boom suspension, air seat PUH ................... £29,000 SUTON ELCS 80 rehandling bucket, Merlo brackets ........................................................................... £975 SUTON EHDG 2300 muck fork & grab, Merlo brackets .................................................................... £1,500 HARDI Commander 3200L sprayer, c/w 24m booms, triplet nozzles, steering drawbar .................... £8,500 HARDI NK 600L sprayer, 8 or 6m boom, triplet nozzles, electric on/off, foam blob markers, very little used ........................................................................................................................... £2,350 COUSINS Contour, 6.3m working width, hyd folding, plain 24” rims, good condition ....................... £4,900 COUSINS 5m double row Landpacker, good condition..................................................................... £6,500 COUSINS 2 leg heavy duty subsoiler, c/w depth wheels ................................................................. £1,200 COUSINS 9m Contour Cambridge rolls, 26” plain rims ................................................................... £6,000 KUHN DC401 4 leg subsoiler 3m with r/mounting brackets to fit rotary cultivator, good condition.... £4,000 SPEARHEAD Excel 645T reach mower, 1.2 metre head boot flails, Pro Pilot control, good condition £6,300 VADERSTAD Super Jumbo 6.3m rolls, hyd folding, 21” rims ........................................................... £1,950 VICON ROXL 2800 EDW weigh cell fertiliser spreader, Trimflow border speading, 12–48m spread width, good condition.................................................................................................................. £6,750 BOMFORD 467 reach mower .......................................................................................................... £3,500 T&F 8t dropside trailer, hyd brakes, road lights ................................................................................ £1,500 2013 Claas Axion 850 CIS, Hexashift 40kph transmission, 7200hrs, f/weights, good condition .... £28,500 2011 Merlo P34.7 telehandler, 1570hrs, 3.4t lift, 7m height, very good condition ....................... £27,250 ARMET 4m trailed seed bed harrow, hyd folding, levelling boards, 4 rows of tines, f/& r/crumbler rollers, r/linkage, very good condition.......................................................................................... £3,500

2014 Major 3500g vacuum tanker, commercial steering axles – superb .............................£16,000 Shelbourne shear bucket SB300 – good heavy duty grab ............................................£2,750 2001 Thwaite 6t dumper 4wd, in good mechanical condition ...............................................£3,950 Teagle SX fertiliser spreaders, checked & ready for work.....................................from £3,000 Pettit 3.5 single axle trailer – drop side – a tidy unit ........................................................£750 9 row Webb 5 beet drill, hyd fold, tramline kit – good order .........................................£1,000 Farmforce front press 1.5m, tyres & rings – with steerage .............................................£600 Cooks flat 8 bale sledge – still very useful......................................................................£350 Tanco S6 trailed bale carrier .................................................................... a good buy at £450 Lemken 3m Terra-Disc, in excellent condition .............................................................£2,000 2017 Orsi 609 heavy duty hedger, full electric & float – nice ................................................£8,000 McConnel PA59E hedger, T flails, electric controls ......................................................£7,500 A good selction of used round balers ready for work Try the outstanding Black Deutz ‘Warrior’ 263hp of power/performance & reliability second to none – ring now Portequip feeders calf & beef ex yard at knockout prices Kongskilde SUC7 hi-output suction/blower for grain ....................................................... P.O.A McHale balers, wrappers – out of season prices still available Hayter/Toro lawnmowers – new season approcahing – get your best prices – still some old stock left ..............................................................................................£3,950

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2019 JCB FASTRAC 4220 EX HIRE Choice of 2, full spec, 60kph, 600 tyres, front linkage, Field Pro, Road Performance pack, approx 600hrs £112,000

2017 JCB FASTRAC 4220 60kph, BKT 600 tyres, front linkage Field Pro package, LED lights, leather seat, 2940hrs £86,500

NEW JCB 560-80 AGRI PLUS 125hp, 38kph, auto SRS, 6t lift, 8m lift height, 4 speed, seat mounted joystick, PUH, belly & roof guard £76,500

2018 JCB 526-56 720hrs, air con, Smooth Ride system, tool carrier, carriage & forks, 68 reg

2016 ISUZU D-MAX 2.5TT YUKON 95,000 miles, manual, mineral grey, cruise control, Truckman GL canopy, tow bar & electrics, load liner, reversing camera, new tyres, new MOT £10,500

2019 EX DEMO ISUZU D-MAX 1.9T EXT CAB UTILITY 3,500 miles, manual, obsidian grey, tow bar & electrics, reversing camera, Gull Wing canopy, all terrain tyres £19,995


Oliver graphic swoosh Green : NEW CHIEFTAIN FUEL BOWSER Pantone: 347 100L stainless AdBlue tank, 960L diesel tank, pump, RGB:water R 0 Gblock 157 fiBlter 87 and auto shut off nozzle


WALTER WATSON 12’ END TOW BALLAST ROLL shop soiled, 12’ roll width, transport width 2.24m, scraper, 6 stud axles, end tow hyd wheel kit, Laden 5050kg £4,950

NEW CHIEFTAIN FT27 LOW LOADER 27t, high speed axles, hydraulic ramps, 900mm with control valve, tool box, sprung drawbar, parabolic suspension £15,850

NEW CHIEFTAIN HP20 20t Hardox, air loading sensor, high speed axles, LED lights, rear camera

2019 EX DEMO ISUZU D-MAX 1.9T EIGER 14,000 miles, auto, black, tow bar & electrics, reversing camera, roll top & sports bar, all terrain tyres £20,750

2019 EX DEMO ISUZU D-MAX 1.9T XTR 2,500 miles, auto, obsidian grey, reversing camera, roll top & sports bar, pedders suspension, A/T tyres, load liner, heated seats, car play £36,000


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COUCH killer, etc, CMN Maskintec A/S, KK300SG ‘Kwik-Killer’, 2009, 3m mounted, 7 wing tines (H/D sprung) with driven rear rotor. Loosens & then brings rhizomes, etc, to the surface to dry out & die. Rare Danish-built machine for organic/mechanical control of troublesome weeds. £3,950+VAT. GDO Howell Tel 07903 089391 & 01728 723683(T) (Suffolk)


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BREAKERS els 01759 302279 07779 245466 www.powerharrowspares.co.uk

KVERNELAND 4m TLG heavy duty mounted (spring tine) Germinator, fantastic for sugar beet seed bed preparation & spring drilling, had very little use. £5,995+VAT. GF Cole & Son Ltd Tel 07957 420432 (Norfolk) MASSEY Ferguson 37 KKK harrow, 15' wide, hydraulic folding wings, 4 depth wheels, in nice condition & ready for work. £1,300. K Potter Tel 01223 290349 (Cambs)

2015 Kuhn VKM280 Flail

SIMBA Flatliner 3m subsoiler, 5 legs, new points, DD packer, very nice condition. £4,400. E Towns Tel 07974 211010 (Essex)

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BUNDED 1350L fuel tank, 240 volts, excellent condition. £625+VAT. R Craggs Tel 07805 642359 (N Yorks)

17-FOOT spring tine cultivator, hydraulic folding. £500. R McCheyne Tel 07973 408233/01277 823631 (Essex)

COUSINS 12' 5 row dutch harrow, c/w crumbler roller.£350+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)


LEMKEN Zirkon 10/400, new Lemken tines fitted, 1000 speed PTO shaft, toothed packer roller, levelling board, gearbox rated at 240hp, good condition. £5,750+VAT. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex) 5+1 furrow mechanical variwidth, hyd Uniturn M120, Optiquick adjustment system, Dural W52 bodies

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CONCEPT 4m Speed Till, 2 rows of pigtail tines & packer, then another 2 rows of tines & second packer. £1,450+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

2009, Proactive tines, levelling board, DD rings, new metal More photos and full spec at


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Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES 454 Herne Road, 51-69814 Ramsey St Mary’s, Huntingdon, Cambs.

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)

Lemken Juwel 8m Plough


COUSINS KX100N discs, 1998, 3.6m working width, manual lateral fold, X pattern, rear drawbar & piped to rear, good condition & in good working order. £2,750 ono. D Daniels Tel 07887 727249 (Norfolk)


GREAT Plains SL 400, 2013, excellent condition, small seed mounting kit, 2 hyd services to the rear, new discs fitted to front gang & new discs for rear gang as spares, not used for 2yrs as farm is now min till, stored under cover. £19,999. R Price Tel 07771 660156 (Kent)


COUSINS V-Form 2.25m heavy duty subsoiler, 5 legs, large crumble roller, depth wheels. £2,000. T Pemberton Tel 07583 599665 (Suffolk)

KUHN power harrow, 4.5m, with transport wheels. £2,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

01733 844590 (24hrs)


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Simba 5.5m CultiPress

POTTINGER Synkro 3000S cultivator, 3m auto reset, 7 legs, discs & crumbler roller. £2,850+VAT ono. R Moseley 07976 794383 (Shropshire)

Andy Guest 5000-LITRE plastic water tank, in good condition. £150+VAT. F Hardy Tel 07957 855180 (Notts)

KUHN 3m power harrow, with hydraulic up & over linkage & Juko drill, electric tramlines & markers, hopper extension, recent new tines on p/harrow. £3,900+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs) VADERSTAD Rexius Twin 550 press, 5.5m, 85% rings, raptor tines, good condition. £15,500+VAT. GF Cole & Son Ltd Tel 07957 420432 (Norfolk)

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SIMBA ring rolls, c/w breaker rings, 7.6m, very good order, very well built kit, very good rings. £5,250. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

MASCHIO 6m power harrow, 2009, Aquila model with hydraulic folding & depth control, manual clod board, packer roller with refurbished scraper arms autumn 2018, f/w part worn hard faced quick release tines, ready for work. £8,900+VAT. P Baker Tel 07770 477510 (Suffolk)

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CAMBRIDGE roll. £200. D Seymour Tel 07850 292743 (Bucks)




available for immediate delivery, 22"-24" rings, horizontal folding, contour following



TWO beautifully made stainless steel tanks, capacity each tank is 1,250L, past use for storing heating oil. Offers please. N Lee Tel 07850 783225 (N Yorks)

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CAMBRIDGE triple gang roller. £375. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (N Yorks)

DOWDESWELL 77 disc harrows, good overall condition, manual disc angle adjustment, front & rear manual downforce adjustment via top spring rear hitch & piped to rear. £2,500. R Banner Tel 07743 489400 (Northants)

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WEAVING 6m folding power harrow, tines 75%, good machine. £4,800. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

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MF 7718S Efficient Ex Demo Super Q cab, 6200hrs, Carraro axle, air con, very nice original tractor

Rodney Cowle Machinery

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FORD 1710 compact tractor, 2700hrs, c/w cab & turf tyres, excellent condition. £3,750. J Baxter Tel 07770 860422 (Leics)

JD6130M 40k PQ, 643 loader with m/docking, 1700hrs, full JD service history. POA. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

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Dyna 6, 50kph Autodrive, guidance ready, Speedsteer, Superluxe air seat, f/linkage, pivoting fenders


SUPERIOR AgriTraxx® Polyurethane Midrollers to fit various tracked tractors.

MASSEY Ferguson 595 Turbo with loader, in working order. £4,500 ono. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)



1987 Ford 7710

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MF 8730 £69,950 Exclusive Tractor

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Eurotrack is pleased to offer Continental Trackman replacement tracks to fit most tractor makes and models. Also available to fit Lexion TerraTrac

Massey 6485 Dyna 6

JOHN Deere filters, brought for a 7530 but will fit other models, AL221066, hydraulic transmission RE504836, engine oil RE522878 X2, RH fuel filter AL169573 X3, hydraulic oil. £300 + postage. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex)

John Deere 6190R

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2013, c/w front axle & cab susp, Autoquad 50kph gearbox, 3 electric spools, 3 speed PTO, HMS, 5124hrs approx

Tel: 01205 480460 Mob: 07824 371357


KUHN Performer Cultimer 5000, 2016, good condition, location Diss. £18,000. G West Tel 07733 258181/07768 006975 (Norfolk)

JOHN DEERE 5100M 2018


FRONT weight 3 point linkage, approx 650kg, with toolbox. £500. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

Power Reverser 32/16 HI LO, Passenger seat, hitch mechanical control, beacon light, front weight 55kg, New tyres all round, Immaculate condition, 430hrs.

f/links, Sisu engine, mint, 2400hrs

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NEW Holland T6030 Elite, 2010, 95% BKT tyres all round, 520 rears, 420 fronts, f/linkage, 40kph, 16/16 gearbox with creeper box, 113 CCLS hydraulic pump, cab suspension, 3 double acting spool valves, possible option of Q55 loader with soft ride. C Greenland Tel 07778 467913 (Surrey)

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TRACTORS WEIGHT block, 3pt linkage fit, ideal for a loader tractor. £140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) CHALLENGER 765C, 2011, 5500hrs, dealer maintained, new tracks 1000hrs ago, auto steer ready for Trimble or John Deere, mint condition. J Baxter Tel 07770 860422 (Leics)

CASEIH Puma 180, 2010, 6200hrs, front links & PTO, full susp, full spec, FSH, GPS ready, very good condition, very well cared for tractor. £32,000. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)


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CASEIH JX 80, 2005, 4500hrs, Q930 loader, combi head, extra lights, a/c, good tyres. £17,950. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

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FRANQUET 4m seed bed harrow/ Drillmate, 1997, track eradicators, clod boards, 3 rows of straight spring tines, levelling boards & twin coil packer, excellent for pulling down beet land, good condition & good working order. £1,750 ono. D Daniels Tel 07887 727249 (Norfolk)

2018 Fendt 716 in ex demonstrator condition, only 850hrs, available with different wheel options, must see tractor with warranty. P Liverton Tel 07850 888002/01206 230662 (Essex)


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2013 Fendt 828SCR Profi Plus, 7000hrs, front linkage/PTO, 65k, brand new BKT high speed tyres all round, hydraulic top link Evo seat, Super Comfort passenger seat, exceptional tractor. £65,000+VAT. J Sawatzki Tel 07967 390051 (Somerset)



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Trackman Rubber Tracks SUMO tyre packer/press, front linkage mounted & has been used to press in front of combi drill to leave a very level finish in between tractor wheels, only for sale as have gone to a direct drill. £1,400 ono. R Banner Tel 07743 489400 (Northants)

64 reg, 3030hrs, Dyna-VT, f/linkage, 710/70x42, 600/70x28, 70%, excellent condition, part ex

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SIMBA Solo 3.30ST disc harrows, DD packer, depth loosening legs, in very good order. £8,500+VAT. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

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QUIVOGNE APX TL discs, 4.4m, owned from new, original discs with very little wear, barn stored, excellent. £5,950. D Cox Tel 07970 976476/07968 080694 (Oxon)

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2012 Weaving 6m stubble rake, 5 rows of 16mm tines (newer type), hydraulic fold & hydraulic angle adjustment, does a brilliant job of chitting weeds post harvest & has been used before a direct drill. £5,500. R Banner Tel 07743 489400 (Northants)

RUBBER ribbed packer, c/w scrapers, 4m, off a Maschio power harrow, choice of 2. £700 ono. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) TRIPLE K springtine harrow, 21' with winch fold. £600. P Mann Tel 01480 811969 (Cambs) MF37 KKK harrow, 15’ wide, hydraulic folding wings, 4 depth wheels, in nice condition & ready for work. £1,300. K Potter Tel 01223 290349 (Cambs)

CLAAS Arion 640 Cebis, 2014, 3850hrs, front links & PTO, 50kph, full susp, excellent condition. £38,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

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Puma 165 CVX 50kph, 2016, 3756hrs, front linkage, electric spools.

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Optum 300 demo front linkage 69’ reg, GPS ready, front weight, caseIH warranty, 0% Finance*

Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic S 2007, 84000 miles, recent service & tyres £8,795

Sanderson Teleporter 624 Turbo pallet forks, fork / grab & bucket, a gem

NEW Weidemann 4512 telescopic pallet forks & bucket, 3 year / 3000 hour warranty £34,000

NEW Weidemann 6027 telescopic pin & cone, rear trailer hitch, 3 year / 3000 hour warranty

NEW Amazone 3m power harrow 500mm packer roller

NEW Amazone 6m folding power harrow 500mm packer, oil cooler

Isuzu Utah 2.5 Turbo vision pack, 2014, 49145 miles £13,695

Isuzu D - Max Blade Automatic 65’ reg, 19345 miles £17,745

Isuzu D - Max Utah 67’ reg, 24920 miles, lots of spec £18,695

Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 67’ reg, 28778 miles £20,995

Mitsubishi L200 66’ reg, 25224 miles, call for details £16,995

Cat Challenger MT765 2005, 6200hrs, rear linkage & pto

John Deere 6320 Powerquad 120hp, ex airport, very low hours

Herbst 14t high side dump trailer sprung drawbar, road lights

Henton 15t grain trailer hydraulic door, sprung drawbar

Isuzu D - Max UTAH Automatic demo truck, low miles, sapphire blue

Hardi Commander 3200 trailed sprayer 24m, triple nozzles, steering axle

Major tanker 2018, sprung drawbar, air brakes, hydraulic filler arm

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Ex Demo Deutz-Fahr 6130 CLAAS 530 Arion, June 2018, full suspension, 50k, front linkage, 3 manual spools, air brakes, 3800hrs, warranty until June 2023 or 5000hrs, new tyres – 480-65R28 & 600-65-R38, very clean & tidy. £39,000+VAT. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

£49,000 www.jmurrell.co.uk

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40k Autopower, 95% tyres, 3983hrs


130 hp, c/w front loader 50k, front suspension, 80hrs

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LORRY trailer axles (2), 10 stud. £85 each or £150 the pair. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

Bruce Hopkins Ltd

bruce@brucehopkins.co.uk 07860 809708 Oxon

2013, c/w front axle & cab susp, Autoquad 50kph gearbox, 3 electric spools, 3 speed PTO, HMS, air seat, air con, passenger seat, 4807hrs approx

Tel: 01205 480460 Mob: 07824 371357



CASE MXM155, 2003, owned from new, 6373hrs, full powershift, 40k, front linkage, front PTO, front suspension, cab suspension, 4 spools, exceptional condition. £24,750. D Cox Tel 07970 976476/07968 080694 (Oxon)


John Deere 6170R


FASTRAC 2155, 5000hrs, 4ws. £30,000 ono. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)

RICHARD Western 12t tandem axle grain trailer, 1996, grain use only, sprung axles & drawbar, manual tailgate with grain chute & sock, wide Michelin tyres, fitted rollover sheet, excellent condition, inspection invited. £5,995+VAT. R Lintott Tel 01728 663476/07799 473374 (Suffolk)

CHALLENGER 55, 2000, 6485hrs, 25" heavy duty tracks 75%, gearbox rebuild in '07, new drawbar, c/w spare mid rollers, air con, 4 spools, front & rear LED lights. £29,500+VAT. A White Tel 07958 533903 (Herts)

2012 John Deere 6190R

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2017, Dyna 6, 50K, Data 4, auto guide ready, 2300hrs, as new condition

NEW Holland TS 115A, 2005, 5500hrs, front links, full loader ready, brackets, joystick control, change over tap, a/c, 4 spools. £21,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

BAILEY 14t TB grain/silage trailer, 2015, sprung drawbar, air & hydraulic brakes, reversing lights, high level lights with beacon with nudgebar, hydraulic back door with grain chute, front & rear mudflaps, autolube, tyres 560/60. £13,500+VAT. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Notts)

18’ x 6’6” body, with sides & road ramps, excellent condition

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230HP plus 30HP boost - Max Power 264HP, 9.0L Engine, AutoPowr 50K, Front Linkage, TLS Front suspension, Cab Suspension, AutoTrac, 5 Rear ESCV, Air Brakes, 3539 hours.

JOHN Deere 6210R, 2014, 50k Autopower, GreenStar ready, front linkage, 650/65R42 rears, 540/65R30 fronts, 3200hrs. £65,000 ono. N How Tel 07714 240064 (Northants)


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John Deere 6170R

JOHN Deere 7530 Premium, July 11, Autopower, 2900hrs, vgc. £55,000+VAT ono. C Driver Tel 07774 128074 (Suffolk)

JCB 4220 Fastrac, 2017, 3000hrs, 60kph, f/linkage, 4ws, Field Pro package, autosteer ready, leather air seat, 600/70 R30 tyres, dealer serviced & maintained, one driver from new. £85,000+VAT. J Barker Tel 07974 447332 (Lincs)

John Deere 6150R

£3,600+VAT Andrew H Gemmill 07767 891328 01702 202930


Kubota B2100 Hydro


Tel: 01205 480460 Mob: 07824 371357

2013, c/w front axle & cab susp, Autoquad 50kph gearbox, autotrac ready, 3 electric spools, air seat, air con, 5113hrs approx



KIOTI CK35 Hydro, turf tyres, roll bar, 1060hrs. £7,450+VAT. www. mktractors.com. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

c/w LA302 front loader & mower deck, 1500hrs, vgc

Terry 07831 277076 Suffolk

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2013, c/w front axle & cab susp, Autoquad 50kph gearbox, 3 electric spools, 3 speed PTO, HMS, air seat, air con, passenger seat, 4807hrs approx


MONTRACON tri-axle, step frame trailer, 2006, on air suspension, SAF axles, double deck, rear barn door, test til Aug 20. £2,950+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)



FOUR-WHEEL turntable trailer, c/w ramps, will carry 10t, air brakes, old but sound. £900. G Ross Tel 07850 258934 (Essex) BAILEY 18t TB, 2017, 560 tyres, silage kit, twin tipping pipes. POA. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds) DOUBLE axle 9t tipping trailer with barn door tail gate, spare wheel, lights & brake. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) BRENDRUP single axle car trailer, 8'x5.6', max cap 750kg, good side & floor ready to use. £200 ono. R Emery Tel 07973 532989 (Beds)


JOHN DEERE 7230R 2013


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2014 John Deere 6190R


KTWO Roadeo 1400C with SS, 14t, removable silage sides, hydraulic rear door with grain chute, load sensing, 560/45-R22.5 BKT tyres, good overall condition, choice available. £10,500. D Pither Tel 01452 864714 (Glos) IFOR Williams sheep decks for DP120 14' trailer. £500. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys) MARSTON Ace 10t grain trailer with rear hatch, on 340/65-R18 tyres, good condition. £3,000+VAT. T Crosby Tel 01245 320242 (Essex)

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USED MACHINERY IN STOCK Deutz 6180, 2014 JD 2850 2wd McCormick CX105, 2007, low hrs, c/w loader McCormick MC110 c/w loader, 2010, 5000hrs Welger 220 Mastercut round baler Welger 435 2008 Welger V160 E-Link 2016 8000 bales Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Twose 280 flail mower Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Kverneland 3m power harrow as new Sumo Trio 3m c/w seeder 2013 trailed little work Amazone ED452-K 6 row maize drill Dowdeswell 5 furrow reversible plough Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn FC313 mounted mower conditioner Kuhn MDS1141 QL fertiliser spreader Kverneland Taarup 9142 single rotor rake Kverneland Taarup 9578C twin rotor rake Teagle 40/40 tub feeder/bedder Teagle 80/80 SC feeder/bedder Conor 12m feeder mixer Graham Edwards 14’ tri axle cattle trailer Polaris Prostar quad bike c/w roll bar road legal Kawasaki 650 2017 quad bike excellent condition Honda 400 Foreman quad bike Twose 6.3m Cambridge rolls c/w paddles Edlington Cambridge rolls, 21’ hyd folding Hi Spec 3000 gallon vacuum tanker, single axle, c/w Bowmac 6.3 trailing shoe (coming in soon)




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SET of Alliance rowcrop wheels to fit John Deere 6000 Series, 14.9R46 & 14.9R30, tread 60%. £1,000. T Morrell Tel 07775 676852/01302 722230 (S Yorks)

LORRY trailer 10t, steel mono buck, full size rear tailgate, hydraulic brakes single axle, 8 stud wheels 900x20 Mitas tyres, as new, all round good condition. £10,000+VAT. J Bunning Tel 07931 331953/01945 780344 (Cambs) IFOR Williams 12' double axle livestock trailer, one owner from new, excellent condition, sheep decks, cattle gate, loading wing extenders, sump spare wheel, pics available on request. £2,850. T Foss Tel 01604 770466/07711 283234 (Northants)

HERBST 26' Low Loader

2017 Bailey 18t silage (2), 560/ R22.5 Nokians, air/hyd brakes, L/S, s/d/bar, hyd door, reflective strips, 2 sets LEDs on rear plus beacon, plastic mudguards, weighers, folding r/hitch, lights & brakes; separate tyres & wheels also available. M Morrisey Tel 07860 845808 (Glos)

MONTRACON tri-axle tipping grain trailer, MOT Jan 2021, rear lift axle, air suspension, ABS/EBS brakes, on board weigher, roll over sheet, manufactured Jan 1996. £6,000+VAT. R Burt Tel 07801 862062 (Northants)


REAR rowcrops to fit JD, 6200.11.2-R46, 40% tread, Alliance. £650+VAT. P Tickle Tel 07880 717642 (Kent) 55-69775

BAILEY 18t Beeteaper, 2018, air brakes, sheet, chute, front window, extra lights, rear towing loops, mud guards & flaps, only been used on cereals, like new. POA. www. mktractors.com. MK Tractors Tel 07768 553833/01462 813390(T) (Beds)

www.bwt.uk.com info@bwt.uk.com STOCKS dual wheels, 16.9-R38 & 14.9-R28. Open to sensible offers. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk)

Formerly MARSHALL QM11 silage trailer, 11t, 2012, in very good condition, hardly been used, paint still on floor, currently dismantled & fitted with grain door. £7,500+VAT. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire)




At BWT we specialise in new and used wheel solutions for Rowcrop, Standard, Dual Wheel & Flotation applications.

STOCKS rowcrop wheels, 230/95-R36 (9.5-R36) front 10 stud, 270/95-R48 (11.2-R48) rear 8 stud, will fit MF 6000 Series, extra front dishes to fit MF 3000 Series, vgc. £1,250+VAT. S Cobb Tel 07976 693828 (Notts)

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£10,950 2019, tri-axle, 27 Tonnes, 215/75R17.5, toolbox, excellent. More photos and full spec at: www.writtlefarmmachinery.co.uk


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OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE GULL twin axle 10t trailer, auto tailgate, no leaks in hydraulics, good straight trailer. A Masters Tel 07771 521796 (Norfolk) IFOR Williams TT105G twin axle tipping trailer, spare wheel, ladder rack, 2006, owned from new, good working order, tyres all good, 3500kg gross. £2,300+VAT. N Rush Tel 07748 982003 (office hrs) (Suffolk)

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TWIN axle high sided trailer with high sides & drop down back/ramp, very strong, could be used for livestock, body size approx 5’wide, 12’ long & with 5’ high sides. £385. A Upson Tel 07980807604 (Essex)

MARSHALL QM1400 silage/ grain trailer, hydraulic tailgate, sprung drawbar, air & oil brakes, load sensing, flotation tyres, rear drawbar brake & light lines, uprated suspension springs, good condition, genuine trailer. £12,000+VAT. E Coles Tel 07773 335534 (Cornwall)

GOODYEAR 66x43-25 Terra tyres & wheels. £850+VAT. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk)

26-FOOT 14t hydraulic bale trailer, 10 stud axles, 550 flotation wheels, sprung drawbar, swivel hitch, 2 high hydraulic sides, LED lights, toolbox. £13,000. I Birnie Tel 07826 924386 (Aberdeenshire) SMH 2004 decontamination shower trailer, converted into two toilet & shower units, each having own entrance & wooden steps, ideal for camping site, no holding tanks, road legal, double axle, photos upon request. £3,750 ono. P Bond Tel 07817 280996/07815 066570 (Glos) FOUR-METRE drill, converted into low loader trailer, ideal for flat or Cambridge roll, drawbar or linkage towing. £375. A Lane Tel 07843 56790 (Glos)

SET of rowcrop wheels, came off a Same tractor, excellent condition, 90% tread, Alliance tyres rear 13.6 R48 8 stud, front 11.2 R36 8 stud. £1,300. M Elliott Tel 01487 830251 (Cambs)

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01371 832310 STOCKS wheels & Michelin rear tyres off at 90%, JD6150R/6930, 16.9R46. D Ainscough Tel 07771 793140 (Lancs) PAIR of Stomil tyres 13.6x36, good condition, 60% tread on square pan rims. £300. B Powers Tel 01945 780322 (Cambs) SET of flotation wheels & tyres, 66/43-25 rears, 600/55-26.5 fronts, 75% tread, bolt-on centres. POA. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leics) JOHNSON 16.9-38, 30% dual wheels. £150. K Stone Tel 07471 902001/01953 498148 (Norfolk) MICHELIN 650x65-R38 pair, plus pair of 540x65-R28, 20% rubber left on. Open to offers. J Trivett Tel 07970 457616 (Warks)

600/55-26.5 pair wheels & tyres to fit front of New Holland tractor, bolt in centres so easy to change to fit other tractors, 90% good tread. £600. S Edwards Tel 07711 848763 (Shrops) GOODYEAR Terra wheels (2) 67x34 tyres, interchangeable centres, 75% good. £800 ono. R Hawtin Tel 07710 553842/01327 830614 (Northants) ALLIANCE A350, 270/95-R46, 90% on rim + 1 rim. £250. K Stone Tel 07471 902001/01953 498148 (Norfolk)

ROWCROP tyres to fit JD 50 Series, 11.2-R48 rear, 11.2-R32 front. £1,200. H Catling Tel 07769 690307 (Norfolk) EIGHT low loader wheels, good tyres, 10 stud, 9.5x17.5, can deliver. £50 each. S Dann Tel 07770 594545 (Norfolk)

MCCAULEY 14t dump trailers (3), hydraulic rear door, hydraulic brakes, Super Single tyres & wheels, tapered body. £6,000+VAT. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk) TYE twin axle tipping trailer, with high steel mesh sides, headboard & barn doors, suitable for waste plastic or horse muck. £850+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

PAIR of Pirelli 540/65-R28 tyres on wheels, to fit New Holland tractor. £550+VAT. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk)

PAIR of Michelin 650/65-R38 tyres on rims, to fit New Holland tractor. £950+VAT. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk)

PAIR of Standen rowcrop wheels, with Avon 8.3-44 tyres, been used on John Deere 2140 & barn stored. £290+VAT. H Pearce Tel 07947 344310 (Essex)

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FARMET Kompaktomat K600 PS 6m trailed combination seedbed cultivator, 2015, c/w f/ring roller, double r/ crosskill roller, front, mid & r/levelling boards, 2 rows heavy duty springtines with A-shares, track eradicators, working depth 0-100mm, 8/10 .........................£18,250

Woodhams Farm, Cutlers Green, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2RH

FARMET Verso 6PS 6m trailed springtine cultivator, 2018 c/w tungsten points, track eradicators, f/and r/hydraulic levellers, 5 rows of tines, r/harrows, memory depth control, video in NEW MACHINERY section of website, new..................................................................£25,000

BROCK Campaign 900S 9m Grain & Fert tine drill, 2017 c/w 4 rows of H.D low disturbance coulters at 150mm spacing, Avadex & Slug Pellets, Topcon/Isobus ready, auto & half-width shut off, hyd emptying auger, integral blow down, see video Oct/Nov 2019

BROCK Super Disc 600 6m Disc/Press, 2020 c/w 600mm discs, mid-mounted transport/turning wheels, hydraulic levelling paddles, double packer, f/depth wheels, hydraulic brakes, new, see video of 6.6m model working

SIMBA Great Plains 10m X-Press, 2011 c/w Pro-active discs, 700mm DD rings, 8/10

VADERSTAD 5m Topdown, 2009 VADERSTAD 5m Carrier Super, 2009, FERRI MT120 1.2m heavy duty flail c/w 470mm Truecut discs & BROCK mower, 2002, r/roller, would suit hyd levelling paddles, steel ring packer, r/lights, 8/10........... £18,450 compact tractor, 7/10 .............. £875 700mm steel ring packer, 8/10

SIMBA 5m SL, 2009, disc tine disc, auto-reset tines, DD Lite packer, low acreage, 8/10

SIMBA 3m X-Press c/w ST bar, KRONE KE85 3000 3m power 2010, 5 auto-reset tines, angling harrow c/w r/crumbler, 6/10 ..................................... £1,150 discs, DD Lite packer, 8/10

HEVA 3m Disc Roller, 2008 c/w hyd discs, steel ring packer, can be sold without 5 leg Combi Lift, 7/10

KUHN 3003 / Venta 302 drill combination, 2005, Q-fit tines, 3 row Suffolk coulters, pre-em, 8/10

SIMBA 8.2m Unipress, 2006 c/w VADERSTAD Biodrill 360, 2010, Pro-active tines, spring retainers, hyd fan, radar metering, mounting bracket, 8/10........................ £5,950 knock-on points, hyd levellers, 8/10

AMAZONE KG3000/AD-P Super SIMBA 6.6m Unipress, 2005 c/w rigid tines, hyd levellers, 700mm DD power harrow drill combi, 2011, disc rings, 6/10 ........................... £6,750 coulters, low acreage, due in

KUHN Challenger 9 furrow on-land/ DOWDESWELL MA145 7 furrow on KVERNELAND LD85-240 6 furrow KVERNELAND LB85-300 5 furrow KUHN 182 OL 6 furrow (5+1) onKVERNELAND LD85-300 6 furrow (5+1), man vari-width, No28 bodies, in-furrow wagon plough, 1999, autoland/in-furrow, 2008, hyd auto-reset, c/w hydraulic vari-width, No8 bodies, land/in-furrow, 2008, manual vari(5+1), 2011, No8 bodies, hyd f/ Q-fit points, 7/10 .................. £7,950 width, DD bodies, 7/10 ......... £9,450 press arm ............................ £7,850 reset, man vari-width, 8/10 furrow, r/discs, 9/10 ........... £11,850 man vari-width, 8/10

SIMBA 4.6m X-Press, 2004 c/w good metal, 700mm DD rings, 7/10

HARDI Mega LPZ 24m 1000L TWOSE 10ft flat roll, 30” barrell, SUMO 4m 7 leg Trio, 2008, straight KNIGHT EU 24m 3000L sprayer, AS MARSTON 14t c/w roll over mounted sprayer, 2002, standard 1998 c/w tracking drawbar, laser 7/10 ........................................ £975 f/discs, drop-out discs, BROCK sheet, commercial axles, rusty in 700mm packers, 8/10 ........ £19,500 recirc, suspension, 7/10 ....... £7,450 extras, 6/10.......................... £4,250 places, good tyres, 5/10 ....... £4,500

KUHN Aero 2224 spreader, 2003 c/w microgranular & fert rollers, Quantron, see video, 7/10

SIMBA 6m Toptilth c/w levelling FARMFORCE 6m f/press c/w HEVA 8.2m rolls, 2008 c/w hyd boards, springtines, packers, 6/10 springtines, 600mm coil, levellers, 600mm/24” rings, 9/10 ................................... £11,750 7/10 ..................................... £5,250

MASCHIO Vito 4m power harrow, 2008, 250hp gearbox, Q-fit tines, tooth packer, due in

SIMBA 4m Freeflow, 2000, due in

KONGSKILDE 2 x 3m double wavy disc packers, done very little, can be sold individually or as a pair

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OPICO 6m grass harrow c/w 8mm McCONNEL PA93 linkage mounted tines, done little work, 8/10 hedgecutter, see video, 6/10 ..................................... £3,250

SUMO 3m Trio, 2011 c/w 6 subsoilers, SIMBA 6.6m Cultipress, 1998, rigid drop-out discs, 800mm Multipacker, tines, hyd levellers, hyd r/drawbar, r/lights, 9/10 ....................... £10,750 excellent rings, 7/10

VADERSTAD 9.4m Crosskill roll, 1995, c/w good rings, long drawbar for trailing behind cultivator, 7/10

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UNIMOG spare wheel & tyre, 14.5R20-18PR, good condition as spare. £80. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex) PIRELLI 520/70-R38 tyres (pair), 80% tread. £250. J Leyland Tel 07771 644770 (Essex)


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ALLIANCE rowcrops wheels & tyres to fit JD 30 Series/6150R, 13.6-R48 Alliance, 12.4-R32. £2,000. H Catling Tel 07769 690307 (Norfolk)

NOKIAN 600-50-22.5 on 8 stud rim, low tread but sound tyre, handy spare. £50+VAT. S Jeffery Tel 07850 483674/01953 850651 (Norfolk)

PAIR of 8.3x44 Michelin rowcrop wheels, very good condition, on MF centres. £160 ono. G Cole Tel 01406 330645/07765 407357 (Lincs)

TERRA Tires, ideal for wet conditions, off JD 6920 with moveable disks, front 48x25.00-20 nearly new, little wear, rear 66x43.0025, no cuts, ready to use. M Porter Tel 07850 671422 (Suffolk)

ALLIANCE 800/65 R32, 700/50 R26.5 Nokian wheels & tyres to fit JD 30 series/6150R. £2,500. H Catling Tel 07769 690307 (Norfolk)

GOODYEAR Terra Tires, 67x34.00-25, John Deere centres. £450 the pair. J Leyland Tel 07771 644770 (Essex)

PAIR of Standen rowcrop wheels with Avon 6.50-44 tyres, suitable for Ford Major, Nuffield 460 & David Brown 990, barn stored. £250. H Pearce Tel 07947 344310 (Essex)

GOODYEAR tyres, pair of 13/6518, 8 ply Super Floatation on 6 stud rims. £40+VAT; also Goodyear tyres, pair of 18.4-30/15.30, 10 ply, good tread. £50+VAT. C Gaze Tel 07762 713003/01795 886435 (Kent)

ROWCROPS set off Valtra T132, for sale due to sale of tractor, excellent condition, Stocks rims, fixed at 72", 320/90-R32 & 13.6-R48, 2011 build, will fit several other makes of tractor inc JD, MF, McCormick. £2,500+VAT. A Gowthorpe Tel 07971 795762 (N Yorks)

YOKOHAMA Geolandar, 235/70R-16 tyres, pair of A/TS GO12 5mm tread, all terrain tyres, good condition. £80; also pair of A/T GO15 8mm tread, all terrain tyres, good condition. £110. B Powers Tel 01945 780322 (Cambs) 800/65-R32 on 10 stud wheels & 540/65-R28 fronts on 10 stud wheels, both on BKT tyres at 95%, came off JD 6150R. D Ainscough Tel 07771 793140 (Lancs)

TWO 710-60-42 Michelin Xeobib 20% good, two 600-60-30 Michelin Xeobib 20% good, 4 sound tyres with no major defects. Open for offers. N Lee Tel 07850 783225 (N Yorks)

MITSUBISHI L200 Warrior rear tub, as new, c/w lights, etc. £500 ono. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys)

FIVE-STAR dual wheels, 12-38. £30. K Stone Tel 07471 902001/01953 498148 (Norfolk)

VEGETABLE EQUIPMENT INDOOR block planter, full aluminium frame, electric motor, in good working order. £700 ono. R Emery Tel 07973 532989 (Beds) FERRARI modular planter, model is a Multipla, 1 person plants 2 rows, 4 row machine in 72" bed, ready for work, stored under cover. £3,000 ono. R Emery Tel 07973 532989 (Beds)


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DAIHATSU Fourtrak 4×4 Limited, 1999, 131000 miles, 1 year MOT, mechanically near perfect, body could benefit with attention, cloth seats, electric windows, no air con. £1,500. G Gibson Tel 07770 954301 (Cambs)

Land Rover Defender 90 station wagon, new galv chassis, 97P .............. £8,995 Land Rover Defender 110 200 TDI, 86C ............. £3,495 Land Rover Defender 110 hard-top, 91J, 65,000 miles, blue ........................... £4,995

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NISSAN Terrano SE, 4x4 diesel, 106k miles, 53 reg, blue, MOT expires Nov 2020, good condition for year. £2,750. D Chapman Tel 01945 440273/07966 402141 (Lincs) TOYOTA Hilux Icon, 2017, double cab, 39k miles, automatic, £2,000 worth of extras, metallic silver, leather seats, heated front seats, aluminium side steps, load liner, tow bar, mud flaps, 4 new tyres, 2 years warranty remaining. £14,600+VAT. H Catlin Tel 07931 524599 (Lincs) LAND Rover Discovery TD4 ES, 1999, 123,000 miles, navy, full leather interior, MOT until end of May, good condition for age. £2,250. A Lane Tel 07843 556790 (Glos)



TOYOTA Hilux 3.0 Invincible, 2012, auto, 94500mls, black, towbar, leather seats, sat nav, reversing camera, FSH & just been serviced including timing belt, good reliable truck. £9,750+VAT. S Jeffery Tel 07850 483674/01953 850651 (Norfolk)

SET of four 400/60-15.5 tyres, good treads, couple of puncture repairs but still very much capable of a day's work, removed from trailed cultivator. £275. J Crisp Tel 07437 667362 (Cambs)



MICHELIN Mach X Bib 710/70/ R42, approx 40% tread remaining (25mm or 1"), one tyre has a couple of cuts in the sidewall, however they are not tubed or leaking air, tyres are worn evenly & will be removed within the next month. R Banner Tel 07743 489400 (Northants)

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CONTINENTAL 28.1x26 wide tyres (2), 75% good, fit Ford 10 Series, 8 stud. £400 ono. R Hawtin Tel 07710 553842/01327 830614 (Northants) ALLIANCE 420/85-R38 Farm Pro radial tyre, only used a few times. £340+VAT. A Crisp Tel 07880 541220 (Norfolk) ROWCROPS, front 270/95-R38, rear 300/95-R52, barn stored, 65–75% tread, Alliance, centres to fit New Holland. M Humphrey Tel 07860 523470 (Bucks) PAIR of 9.5-48 & 9.5-R32 rowcrop wheels & tyres, new Holland/Ford/Fiat centres. £175. J Leyland Tel 07771 644770 (Essex)

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home/fax 0115 965 2204 FORD Ranger XLT Thunder double cab pickup, 05 plate, good condition, MOT, tow bar, bed liner & cover. £1,900+VAT. M Lancaster Tel 07768 931763 (Essex) FORD Ranger 2005 Thunder, 97k, blue, alloy wheels, new clutch & rebuilt gear box, lockable colour matched rear canopy, tow hitch. POA. C Greenland Tel 07778 467913 (Surrey) LAND Rover Freelander, 1999, 70,000mls, runs well, good tyres, no MOT. £500. D Macer Tel 01509 880323/07974 646284 (Notts) IFOR Williams pickup canopy, 7’ x 5’, for Toyota single cab pickup. £100. R Tarver Tel 01386 462707 (Worcs)

MITSUBISHI Shogun, 4wd, 3 door, 3.2 Warrior, manual diesel, no VAT, 68,250 miles, c/w tow bar, sat nav, rev camera, full leather interior & full MOT, very tidy truck. £14,500. P Andrew Tel 07818 418098 (Cambs)







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Fenland machinery sale draws bids from across Europe A machinery dispersal sale near Ely, Cambs in mid-December included tractors, handlers and cultivation equipment, as well as mowers, rakes and tedders, but the biggest draw for many visitors was the huge selection of potato machinery. David Williams attended the sale. The sale was conducted by local auctioneers Cheffins, on behalf of PJ Lee & Sons. The farming business, also known as Highflyer Farms, farms in excess of 4,000ha including owned and tenanted land around the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border and is the largest independent producer of potatoes in the UK. The auction was arranged to dispose of almost the entire fleet of ground preparation and potato planting machinery, as part of a strategy to increase farm efficiency. “With a team of great managers and wonderful succession in our business, we are investing in new machinery to increase efficiency and maintain profitability,” explained senior partner Richard Lee. “Newer machines offer higher work rates and greater accuracy and, like other farm businesses, we are finding it harder to find skilled operators. Being able to improve timeliness of operations while using fewer machines will be an advantage, helping us to remain competitive.” As well as potato machinery from the farm, local farmers and dealers had also entered lots – mostly from potato and other root crop enterprises, but there was also a wide selection of general farming equipment.

“The sale boasted some very well maintained field preparation equipment and trailers from the PJ Lee & Sons operation and, with considerable interest expected due to the quality of machinery from the farm, the sale also attracted an exceptional entry of included lots from local vendors,” explained Cheffins auctioneer and director Oliver Godfrey. “With a challenging potato harvest almost completed, the general mood was very upbeat and translated into some competitive bidding from all four corners of the country and record levels of bidders online. There was particular interest in the JCB Fastracs with four sold to one buyer. A large majority of the included lots found new homes and the confident mood resulted in some pleasing results. FG

This Lemken Vari-Euro 5f reversible plough with slatted mouldboards achieved a winning bid of £3,800.

£110 was paid for these three bird scarers, which all appeared to be in working order.

Potato machinery from the Lee family’s farm was all from respected brands and in good order, attracting interest from farmers and trade buyers from across Europe.

This Nicholson Multi-Ridger mounted cultivator and ridger was a 1998 model, and in good condition. It sold for £400.

An older C-plate John Deere 2140 Power Synchron 2wd, with an SG2 cab, was on Alliance Power Drive 13.3R38 rear tyres with 90 per cent tread and Firestone 19.0016 front tyres which were badly perished with 10 per cent tread. The tractor had recorded 8,100 hours. Overall condition was reasonable, although the cab was tatty inside with signs of vermin damage. The modern classic attracted plenty of attention and sold for £2,800.

This 2017 locally manufactured Team Sprayers Compact 120 Amistar applicator, complete with control box, made £850.

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Four Standen Powavator 400/200 mounted, hydraulic-folding, three-bed rotary cultivators ranged from a 2008 model to a 2015 version. They each had four ‘convex type’ rear ridging bodies, bed finishing plates, hydraulic parallel linkage to the outer bodies, adjustable front depth wheels and single bolt fixing rotors. Prices achieved were from £7,000–£18,500.

Two Baselier HFD6FKV550 hook tine cultivators came with front depth crumble rollers, wheel eradicator tines, a rear forming hood and were set to produce three 72in beds. Both were in superb order – the 2016 model selling for £24,500 and a 2017 version making £20,000.

With all the potato planting and harvesting machinery on offer, many of those attending the sale were potential users of JCB Fastracs, and these sold well on the day including four going to one buyer. This 2017 Fastrac 8330 with 65kph transmission and on BKT Agrimax Sirio 710/70R38 rear tyres with 75 per cent tread and similar front 540/65R38 tyres with 50 per cent tread, was equipped with front linkage. It had worked 6,500 hours and sold for £80,000.

This Lely Terra 600-55H 6m hydraulic folding power harrow complete with crumble roller was in need of new tines and other repairs, and sold for £350.

Five Richard Western 16t trailers all had a similar specification, including 560/60R22.5 tyres, hydraulic tailgates, rollover sheets, air brakes and sprung drawbars. The 2013, SF16HS pictured was on BKT FL630 tyres which had 80 per cent tread. It made £9,800. A newer 2016 version sold for £13,800.

In excellent condition, this Lynx Streamline-D front-mounted hydraulic folding 4m press came with leading tines and levelling boards. It made £2,300.

A 2013 JCB Fastrac 4160 with a 2013 Zuidberg front linkage and 2017 front PTO also sold well, at £40,500. It was registered on a 63-plate, had recorded 9,200hrs and was on BKT Agrimax 540/65R34 wheels and tyres with approximately 60 per cent tread remaining. The cab was tidy and the tractor was in overall good order.

Nearest the camera – a 1988 Land Rover Defender 90 diesel manual on an E-plate with 175,980 recorded miles and MOT’d until 15/10/20 made £2,000, and beside it a 1992 Defender 90 Tdi diesel manual on a J-reg with 180,097 recorded miles and a fresh MOT sold for £2,200.

This 2012 John Deere 6170R 4wd with AutoQuad 50kph transmission was on 650/65R42 rear, and 600/65R30 front, wheels and tyres. It had a Quicke Q78 front loader and had worked 8,172hrs. In tidy condition, it was registered on a 12-plate and sold for £37,500.

A 1993 Grimme Variant trailed onion harvester came with a set of Dahlman steel rollers and made £2,500.

This Walthambury W425 Series 2000 bag weigher/filler was a three-phase version and made £400.

An elderly PTO-powered portable generator sold for £300. It was a C&D Tractormate model, with a Stamford alternator and carried local Christian & Dobbs, Long Sutton dealer stickers.

Irrigation pumps included this RST MEC80 trailed enclosed and insulated model. It was powered by an Iveco 6cyl engine and the description noted that the pump was in need of attention. It had worked 7,125 hrs and made £3,800.

A good selection of irrigation reels and pumps was on offer. This Wright Rain 110/500 trailed single axle model, new in 2008, was in good order and sold for £2,500.

This JCB 515-40 compact telescopic loader was in excellent condition and made an impressive £18,200. It was a 2011 model with 986 recorded hours, and was on 10.0/75-15.3 wheels and tyres.

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 An impressive line-up of Reekie trailed soil separators included 10 units, ranging from a 1998 400 model sold for spares, to a 2004 5254B. There were seven 5154 models, the newest of which was new in 2002, and all had multiblade shares with 36, 45, and 55mm webs with 28mm cross conveyors. The 5245B made £2,500 while six 5154 models which were ready for work sold for £1,800–£2,800.

Trailed stone separators on offer included (nearest the camera) a 2017 Standen Uni-Plus with hydraulic vari-flow web, multi blade share, 50mm underweb and a carrying frame with a spare 36mm web, which sold for £25,500. There were also two Standen UniStar models, both with 10 rows of intake stars, rear under webs and a hydraulic vari-web with 50mm web and a rear web carrying frame with 36mm webs. One was a 2013 model and the other a 2015 version, which also had a 20mm cross-conveyor web. Prices achieved were £16,000 and £21,000 respectively.

This 2013 Claas Liner 450 grass rake was tidy and made £2,700.

There were few arable implements available for bidding, but most that were on offer sold well. This 4.5m set of Parmiter Super Utah trailed hydraulic folding discs was in good condition; the discs had plenty of remaining wear and the set sold for £2,700. For a Land Rover 90, this Ifor Williams aluminium back cover was very tidy and achieved a winning bid of £50.

This Kuhn BPR305 flail mower could be front- or rear-mounted and was equipped with hydraulic offset. It sold for £1,500.

The 2019–20 sugar beet harvesting season started with easy lifting conditions, but became more challenging as wet weather persisted through the autumn. Demand for good cleaner loaders was high, and this CTM 9001XL 2009 trailed version, capable of handling up to 5t of crop per minute, achieved a winning bid of £16,000.

This pair of JCB Fastrac 2170 tractors each had Zuidberg front linkage, had been registered in 2014 on 14-plates, and had worked 9,000 hours. The tractor nearest the camera had BKT Agrimax 540/65R30 wheels and tyres with 60 per cent tread on the rear and 15 per cent on the front. Its partner had similar tyres but with 20 per cent tread all around. They made £40,000 each.

An impressive winning bid of £15,000 was paid for this Chafer Mirage 418 selfpropelled sprayer. It had 30m booms, a 3,500-litre tank, Trimble Easy Boom auto shut-off and a Tee-Jet controller. Registered on a 57-plate it had recorded 6,100hrs and was very tidy.

A Browns 2m, twin-leg mounted winged subsoiler with a rear press roller and with Ben Burgess dealer stickers was in almost new condition and sold for £1,750.

Nearest the camera, a 2015 Marshall 32ft tri-axle flatbed trailer in very tidy condition made £8,100. Next to it, an orange Richard Larrington 30ft twin-axle flatbed trailer sold for £6,400, while a newer 2015 Richard Larrington 30ft tri-axle flatbed trailer made £9,500.  This Sands self-propelled sprayer carried an H-registration and was last used in October 2018. It had 24m booms and came with a front-mounted Stocks Pro 130 slug pellet applicator with electric shut-off. It had worked 6,748 hours and was on Continental 320/85R32 tyres at the front and 12.4R32 Michelin tyres at the rear, all with 50 per cent tread. The winning bid was £1,900.

Members of the Cheffins on-site team at the Sutton Gault sale, with members of the Lee family: (l-r) David Wilson, Paul West, Christopher Lee, Andrew Lee, Oliver Godfrey, Jeremy Curzon and Bill King.

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2008 (57) Land Rover Defender 110 twin cab, just 28500 miles, in dark green, Ifor Williams canopy, very good condition, MOT until Nov 2020, Runway Endura tyres, interior very tidy, viewing most welcome, west of Cambridge. R Witherow Tel 07756 414456 (Cambs)

TOYOTA 2.4 TD single cab, X plate, MOT Sept, reliable runner, but battered rear tub body, 133,000 miles. Offers. R Walpole Tel 07885 455785 (Northants)

LAND Rover Discovery Sport SE Tech TD4, owned from new, 22k miles, tow bar, pan roof, auto, 7 seats, part leather, lots of options, VAT qualifying. £19,000+VAT. G Goulding Tel 07591 206522 (Suffolk)

DAVID Brown 1290, 1981, 5740hrs, good working order, new seat, 16.9x34 rears, 12.5x15.3 fronts, 60hp. £3,250. A Cross Tel 07789 431638 (Suffolk) MARSK Stig spring tines, full set of tines, approx 7' wide. £250. R Emery Tel 07973 532989 (Beds) MASSEY Ferguson 65 Mk2, original condition, perfect. £6,500. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys)

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)


FORD Ranger XLT KingCab, 2012, charcoal grey, 65k towbar, liner, heated screen + mirrors, A/C, tyres 80%, seat covers, not knocked about. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Beds)

2015 Toyota double cab Active model, 13000mls, one owner, FSH, very tidy outside inside & underneath, will be sold with a new 12 month MOT, lightly used & never towed. £12,650+VAT. B Robinson Tel 07740 683113 (Glos)

OFFICIAL LR Discovery manual, 200Tdi. £50. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

1961 David Brown 950 Implematic, road legal, new wings & battery, gwo. £1,800 ono. B Shingfield Tel 01953 882082 (Norfolk) RANSOMES MG TS-30B crawler plough, older restoration, all free & ready to go/show. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580 (Suffolk) HERRIAU Germyl 12 row sugar beet drill. Open to sensible offers. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk) VARIOUS Massey Ferguson 3t trailers, one fully restored. £2,500. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys) LISTER HB2 stationary engine, mounted on skid unit, in working order, currently coupled to a Sigmund water pump. Open to offers. J Leyland Tel 07771 644770 (Essex) TWO 9-hole Ferguson drawbars, one Fordson belt pulley & two cast 4-hole Fordson front wheels. Offers. M Knock Tel 07973 614409 (Suffolk) MASSEY Ferguson 732 grain drill, complete & full working order. £300. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys)

FORD 4000, 1974, tidy, good working condition, lights & indicators all working, engine rebuild 200hrs ago, rear tyres 20%. £4,200. R Moss Tel 07837 809902/07764 239705 (Notts)

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) FORD 4000 with loader, two spools, roll bar, good clean tractor, good starter, pulls well, low hrs. £3,500. D Macer Tel 01509 880323/07974 646284 (Notts)

LEYLAND 245 with front loader, including bucket, good tyres, Perkins 3 cylinder engine starts first time, runs well. £3,000. M Ward Tel 07946 344323/01945 700541 (Lincs)

POWER hacksaw, 3 phase electric. £50. A Upson Tel 07980 807604 (Essex)

MF40 loader, c/w fork, bucket & grille guard, in good condition. £500. C Darlington Tel 01298 84261 (Derbys)


PAIR of heavy duty swing-over forks. £60 ono. R Horner Tel 07769 806840 (Beds)

MASSEY Ferguson 728 combined corn and fertiliser drill, 13 row disc coulter, on steel wheels, in good condition & genuine working order, barn stored with all fertiliser parts removed & stored in oil. G Davies Tel 07974 749546 (Ceredigion) MASSEY Ferguson 35X, unrestored, but very good order. £5,000. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys) VARIOUS Massey Ferguson 2 & single furrow ploughs. R Parker Tel 07973 297404 (Derbys) FORD 4610 tractor, 2wd, AP cab with H pattern gears, lovely little tractor, very tidy for age, around 4000hrs, needs new clutch. A Youngman Tel 07732 042213 (Suffolk) LATE Victorian/early Edwardian stable stall, dismantled, out of a country house. £1,000. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)

GAS cage, galvanised, like new, lockable & it will fold flat. £300 ovno. J Keeler Tel 07766 281822 (Norfolk) BLACKSMITH'S anvil. D Nickols Tel 07786 023967 (Lincs)

OERLIKON CPGL 450 MIG welder, 3 phase, water cooled, c/w 14m connection leads to wire feed unit, which can be fitted to a jib arm, this is available at extra cost, will require a welding torch. £450. D Ivens Tel 07969 877834 (Northants)


Phone: 01249 730927 - Mobile: 07855 506093 Email: simon@sw-hire.co.uk - Website: www.sw-hire.co.uk All prices + VAT

Richard Western 16t silage trailer 2017, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute £16,500

Richard Western 14t silage trailer 2018, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute POA

Richard Western 16t grain trailer 2018, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute £16,500

Richard Western 18t silage trailer 2018, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute POA

Richard Western 14t silage trailer 2018, sprung drawbar, hydraulic tailgate, LED lights, air & hydraulic brakes, flotation tyres, rear beacon, grain chute £16,500

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Norfolk farmer & contractor requires Fendt Tractors


ROUGH terrain forklift for building project, in working order, preferably with bucket & tines, any make considered. S Ash Tel 07831 497328 (Norfolk) BUNNING or Richard Western 12–14t spreaders, all conditions considered. T Haste Tel 07872 916363 (Suffolk)







DOWDESWELL 4 furrow plough or similar, in good condition, 14� furrows, hydraulic variable speed front furrow, UCN bodies. B Bell Tel 07768 928332/01205 760892 (Lincs) FINGER bar mower required for Dexter tractor. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk)

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REAR wheel weights, for 2015 NH T.6175. C Greenland Tel 07778 467913 (Surrey)

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OLD York stone paving slabs. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) LOG grab, heavy duty, with JCB or Volvo backplate preferably. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambs)


SINGLE rotor rake, twin. J Ramsey Tel Yorks) LINKAGE mounted for Dexter tractor. 314240 (Suffolk)

4m plus, or small 01653 628366 (N block/chain swipe J Doe Tel 07860


TANCO electric actuator/ram that works the polywrap hold & cut off unit on a blue Tanco Autowrap round bale wrapper. D Flawn Tel 07768 111270/01603 757757 (Norfolk)

Zetor tractors

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ASALIFT onion hoover with rotating bar & paddle. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) FISHER Humphries hedge trimmer in complete working order. R Stowe Tel 01787 211064 (Suffolk)

SCRAP METAL All types of scrap combines, sugar beet harvesters, tractors & machinery

Tel: 07785 937779 or 01953 454462

JD3520 on grass tyres with 300X loader, preferably with 2 D/A rear hydraulic valves, to replace stolen same (reg AE56 BWC, chassis no. LV3520E158051), reward of ÂŁ2,000 leading to recovery. A Warner Tel 01684 592126 (Worcs)

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STOCKS H-tracks, preferably in good condition. L Baker Tel 07989 985270 (Northants)


SMALL walk-in cooler/chiller unit, in good working order. C Page Tel 07860 254901 (Suffolk)

POULTRY muck, 500t, can collect. D Brown Tel 07880 785629 (Norfolk)

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MF290 or 265 with Duncan cab, any condition considered. R Moseley Tel 07976 794383 (Shrops) VOGEL & Noot M920 4th furrow & depth wheel assemblies, condition not important, also any other spares for this plough. Thanks for reading. R Hamilton Tel 07807 299962 (E Sussex) FIVE-FOOT or less general bucket, also looking for similar size muck grab, condition or brackets not important, as close to TN32 as possible, but willing to travel. Thanks for reading. R Hamilton Tel 07807 299962 (E Sussex)



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TWO rear wheels, for grey Fergie. M Chapman Tel 07971 940087/01673 843663 (Lincs) TASKERS tillage train, any condition considered. D Tonge Tel 07970 689706 (Lincs) SMALL lightweight tractor or similar required to tow light roller around woodchip gallop & grass, must be under ÂŁ1,000. M Chapman Tel 01673 843663/07971 940087 (Lincs) VICON Varispreader. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk)

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MILKING bail, Hosier or similar, preferably complete, can arrange transport, etc. P Deeley Tel 07778 266966 (Surrey) TRACTOR rear tyres, 710/60-42, must be 30% plus; also tractor fronts, 600/60-30, must be 30% plus. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leics) BASELIER hooktine cultivator, 3x72� beds. J Darby Tel 07960 108852 (Cambs)


INTERNATIONAL tractor 674 or 574 engine or tractor. A Mayhew Tel 07836 262787 (Suffolk)



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ACCORD Kverneland Mini Air, for drilling onions. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) LEYLAND tractor front end wafer weights. C Dewes Tel 07704 582557 (Leics) PICKUP hitch to ďŹ t Massey Ferguson 4000 Series. O Gronning (Heart of England Farms) Tel 01926 843460 (Warks)

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GOOD pair of County crawler 6 stud rear track drive sprockets. J Hardstaff Tel 07966 132781 (Notts) DOG box to ďŹ t Freelander 2, preferably Lintran (DB2006 model). L Dolby Tel 07896 194838 (Cambs) CORN drill, 3m, Accord or similar, to suit Kuhn power harrow. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (N Yorks)



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WILLYS Jeep, any age or condition considered, good price paid. C Bacon Tel 07811 162299 (Derbys) BIG6 curved roof sheets, to suit 44’ span building. D Cox Tel 07970 976476/07968 080694 (Oxon) JONES Engineering onion topper & hoover. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) VOLVO F12 tractor unit, anything considered, please call with details. C Bacon Tel 07811 162299 (Derbys) OLD toy tractors, harvesters & farm implements. E Hewes Tel 01858 880036 (Leics)


HONDA twin cylinder engine to ďŹ t Countax C600H ride on mower. R Pinner. Tel 01480 880122/07850 369611 (Cambs) SPRING tine cultivator, must be hydraulic folding, 4 or 6m. D Tonge Tel 07970 689706 (Lincs)

GLASS milk recording jars, Pyrex. P Deeley Tel 07778 266966 (Surrey)


TRAILED FORAGE HARVESTERS in good condition – JD, NH, Mengele, Pottinger, Claas, Taarup, JF & maize headers to suit. Full details to GDO Howell Tel 07903 089391 & 01728 723683(T) (Suffolk)

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Tramspread Contracting Ltd

We’re Hiring! Tractor Drivers Wanted

Tramspread Contracting Ltd currently has an opportunity for seasonal or full-time work for an experienced tractor driver to join our highly skilled team operating an Umbilical Pump System. The ideal candidate will have a friendly character, be self-motivated, have a knowledge of crops and workshop maintenance. The candidate would also need to show care and respect to machinery, equipment and customers. A full UK drivers’ licence is also required. Tramspread Contracting Ltd is based in Mendlesham, Suffolk.

01449 766133 www.tramspread.co.uk

Join our Farm Team Arable Operator required

This exciting position would suit a driven individual who enjoys working as part of a team as well as the ability to work on their own and ideally has experience in all field operations. Using modern up to date machinery, responsibilities would primarily be but not limited to – combining using Claas Lexion 770TT and spraying using a Bateman RB35.

Find Staff – Find a Job!

The ability to share and carry out all operations on the farm between the farm team, including cultivations, drilling and fertiliser spreading. PA1, PA2, PA4 certificates are an advantage, but further training will be available for the right candidate. This is an excellent opportunity and the position offers good career progression with increasing responsibility. Excellent remuneration package based on experience. Accommodation available, 2-bedroom house.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to: Richard Butler, Farm Manager R C Boreham & Co, Woodfield Farm, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HU Email: richard.butler@rcboreham.co.uk Tel: 07788 318885 or 01245 231320



The farm is an established contract farming business in central Essex.


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About People New regional sales manager for Avant

Jim Bird joins Haith as project manager Manufacturer Haith has strengthened a key area of its business with the appointment of project manager Jim Bird, who will oversee projects from the point of order, through to design, installation and after-sales. He joins the company’s project management team, working alongside Steve Barley, Mike Matthias and Joe Marks, all of whom report to sales director Duane Hill. With over 25 years’ experience of

project management, major site development and process technology, amassed at some of the UK’s major food manufacturing companies, Jim says he is looking forward to helping Haith achieve its aims in 2020 and beyond. According to Duane, Haith’s project management capabilities have been cited several times as one of the key reasons for winning large contracts. “We’ve known Jim for several years, and he worked with us on a very large project to deliver several new lines for one of the UK’s largest potato processing companies,” Duane says. “It’s great to have him on board as a full-time member of the team.”

New CEO for contractors’ association Jill Hewitt has been appointed CEO of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), following the retirement of Duncan Russell. Having previously run the organisation from 2000–2013 before a family crisis forced her to step down, Jill has a wealth of experience and has remained active in the NAAC as a consultant, leading its political and technical work. She said she is “delighted” to be back at the helm of the organisation at such a critical

time for the industry and, with over 90 per cent of farmers using a contractor, stressed the importance of remaining at the forefront of political negotiations in the post-Brexit era. Her aims are to retain a high profile for the industry, while ensuring members have all the information and backup they need to sustain compliant, safe and professional businesses. “To make certain contractors have a bright future, we need the industry to be united and represent ourselves as professionals, demanding fair and equal treatment at Government level to allow us to invest in the new technology and innovation coming our way.”

Doosan Bobcat EMEA has announced two new product management appointments for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Jaroslav (Jarry) Fišer has been appointed product line director for the compact loader range and Robert Husar is now product line manager for mini-excavators. Based in the Dobříš headquarters in the Czech Republic, Jarry is now responsible for leading the Skid-Steer and Compact Track Loader, Backhoe Loader and future loader product lines in the EMEA region. Jarry joined the company as a design engineer 22 years ago and worked in various product engineering and concept development positions, before becoming product management director in 2013. His achievements include launching the best-selling 1t mini-excavator, the Bobcat E10; the revolutionary

R-series excavator line-up; and the E10e – the world’s first batterypowered miniexcavator in the 1t class. Meanwhile, Robert Husar will further enhance product strategy and business development, working globally on the long-term product plan, developing the current portfolio of 17 miniexcavators and driving activities to achieve Doosan Bobcat’s market share targets. Robert joined the company in 2005 as a sourcing specialist and spent the next 10 years in various sourcing functions, including a three-year assignment in Doosan Bobcat’s Bismarck facility in North Dakota. After his return to Dobříš, he joined the team as a product manager and, among other milestones, is responsible for developing the award-winning A-SAC system (Advanced Selectable Auxiliary Control).

New chair to take lead on livestock tracing system John Cross has been appointed chair of Livestock Information Limited, a role that will see him provide strategic leadership to the AHDB/Defraowned company as it creates the Livestock Information Service (LIS). This will replace existing livestock tracing systems for cattle, sheep and pigs in England. A fifth-generation farmer from Norfolk, John was chair of Eblex from 2002–2015 and is currently chair of the Traceability Design User Group (TDUG) – the industry body set up to advise on the creation of LIS. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Royal Smithfield Club Prize for outstanding contributions to the livestock sector. John commented: “Livestock Information is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to transform the way traceability is managed in the

livestock industry. The massive strides this programme has made since its inception will soon start to produce real-world results which will positively impact producers at all levels. As a farmer myself, I know what the sectors need worldclass traceability to deliver, and as someone who’s supported the programme for many years, I can see the way we can make those changes come about in a userfriendly way. I’m thrilled to take up this opportunity on behalf of the farming industry as a whole.” AHDB CEO Jane King said she is “delighted” that John accepted the role, adding: “His experience has earned him the respect and trust of the whole industry, making him the ideal leader for a programme which will set new standards for collaboration between Government and producers. He’s been part of the Livestock Information programme from the early days, and I’m confident in his ability to lead the company to success as it moves into delivery, taking the programme from the drawing board and into the real world.”

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Peter Barfield has been appointed regional sales manager for Avant Tecno UK’s team in the north of the UK. Sales and marketing director John Spencer said: “With continued growth and expansion, we at Avant Tecno UK have been looking for a regional manager to join our team for the north of the UK, to assist our dedicated dealership network and make sure our Avant owners continue to receive the personal

touch that we pride ourselves on.” After meeting with many candidates, Peter came highly recommended, with vast knowledge and experience of the plant/machinery industry. He will be working with the company’s dealer network and assisting in the growth of its Avant Network throughout northern England and Scotland. Peter commented: “The Avant product is superb and made to very high standards... The range covers many industries, including landscaping, forestry, agricultural, construction and many more. With the recent addition of the 860 series, Avant have raised the bar on compact loaders, and this will appeal to even more markets.”

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OLIVERS are a long standing family business with nearly 200 years of experience, we have many employees with over 30 years service with the company. In 1947 the business became the first independent CLAAS dealer in the UK, and has gone from strength to strength since that time. The last 4 years has seen significant growth resulting in an expanded sales territory and the addition of three new branches at Reading, Winchester and Petworth. As a result of this expansion OLIVERS has a number of exciting new career opportunities within the business and are looking to appoint new dedicated staff to fulfil the following roles:


Due to the expansion of OLIVERS, we have exciting new opportunities for Experienced Service Engineers to join our growing team. You will play an important part in the servicing, maintenance and repair of CLAAS equipment to support our customers. A knowledge of combines, tractors and forage harvesters is desirable, however, full product training will be provided at the CLAAS Academy. More importantly, you will have the desire to provide the

highest level of customer satisfaction, an ability to learn new skills and the willingness to succeed. In return, we offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, contributory pension plan, laptop with the latest diagnostic software, mobile wifi connection, mobile phone a dedicated service van and extensive holidays. If you would like to move forward with a highly successful dealer allied to a global brand we would like to talk to you.


You will play a vital part in supporting the full line of CLAAS machinery and other key franchise equipment. The ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, be well organised and preferably have some agricultural machinery experience. The role will involve ordering and despatching parts to support both the customer base and engineers in the workshop. You will regularly liaise with and speak

to other departments as well as our franchise partners and the CLAAS UK headquarters. You will play a vital role in the company’s success by ensuring customers receive the very best care and service. The successful candidates should possess excellent communication skills, be well organised, have some agricultural machinery experience, ideally in a Parts environment and be able to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.


All Depots

We have exciting new opportunities for apprentice service engineers. You will work with the full range of CLAAS machinery alongside complimentary franchise equipment. A knowledge of combines, tractors and forage harvesters is desirable, although full training will be provided at the CLAAS Academy and our college training

partners. Most importantly you will have the desire to provide the highest level of workmanship, the ability to learn new skills and a willingness to succeed. In return you will share the rewards of working for a highly successful dealer allied to a global brand.

In return, for all of the above positions we offer an excellent remuneration package, including franchise training, a contributory pension plan and the stability of working for OLIVERS a forward thinking and expanding business, allied to a leading global agricultural manufacturers. If you would like to move forward with a successful long-standing independent dealership with career progression opportunities we would like to talk with you. For all positions: Applications/enquiries to Anna Barnes, OLIVER Group HR Director by email at jobs@oliveragriculture.co.uk All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence. Oliver Agriculture Ltd are an equal opportunities employer. Deadline for completed applications is 30th April 2020.





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About People Peter Hennity to cover ScanStone in NI

Agri-accountant takes on new challenge Cumbria accountancy firm JF Hornby, which has over 100 farming businesses on the books, has welcomed agri-accountant Tracie Roberts to the team. Tracie has been an accountant for more than 30 years and her passion for agriculture has driven her interest in working with farming businesses – ranging from hobby farms to

large dairy and flock outfits. With a family history in farming – her father worked on a dairy farm for many years – Tracie believes she is well placed to understand the needs of the sector. Living locally in Dalton is another bonus, she adds, as she can quickly adapt to changes in the local economy and landscape, and advise clients accordingly. “I become an extension of the team – and in some cases the family – through my work with a lot of these businesses,” she explains.

National Sheep Association vice president John Geldard has been awarded the 2020 George Hedley Memorial Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the sheep industry. John (pictured right with NSA chief executive Phil Stocker) started his career more than 45 years ago and now farms near Kendal in Cumbria. The family-owned business features a beef, sheep and layer enterprise, along with Plumgarths Farm Shop, and an egg-packing station that benefits numerous surrounding

farms. As an avid regional and national networker, John has also chaired more than 20 industry groups and organisations. Phil Stocker commented: “There are few people that can have given so much time and shown such dedication to the NSA and the UK sheep industry as a whole... He has been tireless in his efforts to serve the NSA and further our standing in the world of agriculture. His impact will be felt at local, regional and national level, having had a great influence on both commercial and pedigree sheep sectors. He is, without doubt, a most deserving recipient of the NSA George Hedley award.” John’s award will be formally presented in July at the NSA Sheep Event dinner in Worcestershire.


AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY TECHNICIAN We have an opening at our Belton head office, near Grantham, for an experienced Technician to be involved in the service and repair of premium brand tractors and implements including Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and Manitou. Applicants will have a passion for agricultural machinery, excellent diagnostic skills and aim for a first time fix. Experience in the use of electronic diagnostic equipment is needed, as well as being able to use your initiative. Outstanding customer service is also important, as is an understanding of the farming customer and agriculture. Working both in the workshop and on farm, the job will be varied, at times technically challenging, and it requires working efficiently, in a tidy manner with good timely job reports and communication skills. A driving licence is also required. In return we offer an attractive and competitive package, with fully fitted company van as well as ongoing franchise training. If you would like to apply please email hr@chandlersfe.co.uk, or write to the HR Officer, Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Limited, Belton, Grantham, Lincs NG32 2LX. Alternatively call 07970 121095 for further information.

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Specialists in soil preparation equipment, ScanStone, has appointed Peter Hennity as its new area person for Northern Ireland. Peter will deal with all service, sales, parts and demonstrations for the country and will be based in Kilkeel.

With a background knowledge in potatoes and machinery, as well as an understanding of the NI customer base and its regions, Peter is a good fit for the role. Support will also be offered to ScanStone’s dealer in the Republic of Ireland, Quaile Machinery, who have an extensive knowledge and customer base for potato machinery. Peter can be contacted by phone or email: 07508 867 041; peter.hennity@scanstone.co.uk.

NSA ‘stalwart’ wins prestigious award

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the force behind the harvest

MF 2240 single axle baler, 2012 model Stock No 679, bale count 88,063 fully serviced, c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£43,000

MF 2160 single axle baler, 2013 model Stock No 781, bale count 92,338 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£46,000

MF 2270 tandem axle baler, 2015 model ***first used 24.08.2016*** Stock No 820, bale count 22,531 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter & chain lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK .........£72,000

NH BB9090 single axle baler, 2013 model Stock No 821, bale count 36,904 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£50,000

NH BB9090 single axle baler, 2010 model Stock No 823, bale count 44,491 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£46,000

NH BB9090 single axle baler, 2010 model Stock No 825, bale count 58,587 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£42,000

MF 2190 single axle baler, 2008 model Stock No 826, bale count 70,613 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£38,000

MF 2270 XD tandem axle baler, 2014 model Stock No 827, bale count 44,377 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter & chain lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£66,000

MF 2170 single axle baler, 2012 model Stock No 831, approx bale count 72,000 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£44,000

MF 2290 tandem axle baler, 2015 model Stock No 780, bale count 27,981 fully serviced c/w hydraulic knotter blower, knotter & chain lubrication, ejector, roller chute, delivered with one season’s warranty in mainland UK.................................................£68,000

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