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Farmers Guide Contents Out & About ............................................................................................................... 4 Grain & Fertiliser Advice .......................................................................................... 6 News in Brief .............................................................................................................. 8

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Arable: Getting late-drilled winter wheat off to the best start.......................................10 Tailoring nutrition for greater crop resilience .......................................................14 New wheat and barley varieties could address UK’s future production challenges ..................................................................................................16 Seed coating specialist agrees exclusive option for sugar beet field trials 18 One company says it’s developed the ideal solution to the loss of CIPC ....21 How to reduce variability in winter bean crops ...................................................22 Expanding farm network aims to stay one step ahead of the game ............25

CropTec: The CropTec show goes digital for 2020 .................................................................27

Machinery: Smaller tractors gain big tractor comfort and technology ..............................34 Test drive: Practical and comfortable farm transport .........................................39 Tractors, forage machinery and handlers updated .............................................46 Farm sale: Somerset sale continues strong demand for quality kit ..............57

Livestock: Ask the livestock editor .................................................................................................79 How to wipe out costly calf scour..............................................................................81 Liver fluke: There’s no such thing as a typical year ..............................................84 Top tips for winter maize ..............................................................................................86 Dairy farm reaps rewards from precision feeding app ......................................88 Farm improves butterfats with precision-chopped straw ................................90

Midlands Machinery Showcase: Supporting agribusinesses in the toughest of years ..........................................97


Materials Handlers: Power on the land .........................................................................................................107 Handler brand change proves successful for Essex mixed farm ..................110 Repeat order reflected handler satisfaction ........................................................115 Compact handler on-farm test highlights impressive capabilities .............118

Potatoes: Covid-19 ruined plans for 5th birthday but didn’t upset company’s plans for growth.............................................................................................................125 Wildflower tramlines and margins provide encouraging results for virus control ..............................................................................................................126 Agricultural contractors ......................................................................................150 Henry Brown’s vintage page ..............................................................................155 Classified ................................................................................................................156 Recruitment including About People ...............................................................214


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2 Guests of the Suffolk Young Farmers harvest festival on 4th October were welcomed to the Trinity Park showground by a banner held aloft by two telehandlers.

3 Bishop Mike Harrison and

Dean Joe Hawes conducted the service from the cab of a Claas Lexion 760 combine.

4 With LAMMA 2021

postponed to May, Farmers Guide will be introducing a new and exciting feature for the January issue.

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Power on the Land author and friend of Farmers Guide for over 20 years, Mike Williams, received the Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award, given by the Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Congratulations, Mike!

Welcome to the November issue. This month, the Farmers Guide team congratulates its regular freelance contributor Michael Williams, who won this year’s Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award in October. ‘The Netherthorpe’ is the top award – the highest and most prestigious accolade – made annually by the Guild of Agricultural Journalists. It recognises a Guild member who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to agricultural communications. Mike has written Farmers Guide’s Power on the Land feature each month for more than 20 years. He started his agricultural writing career in the early 1960s when he left his job as a Gloucestershire farm manager to join Farmers Weekly. He recalls his interview with the editor at that time as one of the few occasions he has turned up late to an appointment, having spent several hours rounding up escaped sheep during his journey to London. He attended the meeting with mud on his trousers and shoes as a result of the encounter, but was offered the job anyway. He left the magazine after almost 10 years to join an agricultural machinery manufacturer, and continued writing for a number of farming publications on a freelance basis. He returned to full-time writing in the early 1980s, for several years as machinery editor for a national magazine and later as a selfemployed, freelance writer – the role he continues today. Since the early 1970s, Mike has also written many reference books on the history of farm tractors and farm machinery development, including some commissioned by machinery manufacturers such as John Deere. The Netherthorpe is usually awarded at the Guild’s annual Harvest Festival in London, but this year the event took place online. The Guild Chairwoman, Olivia Cooper, announced the Award, saying, “Michael Williams is regarded as the doyen of farm machinery journalism by his peers, unfailingly courteous and the

producer of accurate, concise and readable copy every time.” Mike said he was very surprised to be awarded the Netherthorpe, and added that he feels incredibly lucky to have spent most of his working career doing something that he enjoys so much. His name will be engraved alongside those of 42 previous winners on the Guild’s perpetual ‘Crowing Cockerel’ trophy for display in The Farmers Club in London. With Covid-19 restrictions getting tighter, many harvest festivals were cancelled this year, but the Suffolk Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs came up with the idea of a drive-through harvest festival to replace the traditional service, inviting up to 200 cars to Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Sunday 4th October. The event offered a twist – Bishop Mike Harrison and Dean Joe Hawes conducted the service from the cab of a Claas Lexion 760, which was loaned by Nacton Home Farms. A choir wouldn't have met social distancing rules, so a three-piece band played from a curtain-sided trailer, provided by ER & RT Rackham Ltd, instead. Two local farmers each generously gave a donation that covered all the costs involved on the day. Various dealers loaned machinery to dress the showground, including a JCB Fastrac and Massey Ferguson baler from H Keeble, an STX620 Quadtrac from Ernest Doe & Son, a John Deere 6250R tractor from Tuckwells Worlingworth, and guests were welcomed by a Suffolk Young Farmers banner held aloft by two telehandlers provided by Ardent. Just over £1,000 was collected for the Suffolk Food Bank charities. Following the news that LAMMA has been postponed until May 2021, the Farmers Guide team is rather disappointed that we won’t be able to meet our readers in person in January. However, to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest machinery news and industry developments, we have created an entirely new and exciting feature to take the place of the annual LAMMA Preview for the January issue – the Farmers Guide Agri Showcase 2021 will be packed full of new machinery launches, in-depth company profiles and exclusive user reviews. Watch this space! FG To read this month’s And Finally... turn to page 154.

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By understanding the importance of representative sampling, growers could prevent unforeseen issues at destination Following such a difficult growing season, and with field mycotoxins causing further issues, silos are full of grain with varying profiles while growers are none-the-wiser.

With the above in mind, the cost of rejections and the price volatility in the market, I would urge all growers to make sure they know what the quality of the grain is in their silos prior to collection. It may be feed grains or milling but, either way, your obligation as a seller is to ensure it’s fit and safe for consumption. Having spent ages growing it, complying with the rules and regulations around chemicals etc. and all the hard work involved with harvesting it, please make sure you take representative samples, get them collected and analysed, so you/your co-op/ merchant can identify any issues. Grain laboratory equipment is technical, expensive, and audited. The amount of work involved in making sure equipment is calibrated is critical for the whole industry and is no different to ensuring weighbridges are calibrated. Standards are maintained throughout the supply chain, but mistakes and issues can happen, which is why contracts exist. If something is wrong, most things can be resolved – but loading unsampled, and hence unanalysed, grain from farm to any destination, is not a great starting point.

some farmers having not taken A volatile market and contract representative samples or, disputes unfortunately worse still, no samples tend to go hand-in-hand, at all, for analysis prior comments Openfield’s to movement, many head of compliance, loads are arriving at shipping and end destinations, research, Cecilia Pryce only to find (pictured right). This deficiencies in overall season’s problematic contractual quality. growing season has Buyers are testing as left many growers with a per their legal and contractual real mix of quality profiles. obligations – after all, they can’t Some crops had secondary tillers, afford to make feed or food that some were harvested early, some then kills livestock or people. On very hot, some too late and, for the other side, some growers seem the first time in a number of years, to have forgotten their legal and many farmers also had to fire up the contractual obligations, causing drier. As a result, some of the crops some very frustrated conversations stored on-farm currently may not be to be had. in the best condition which, when Field mycotoxins this year are added to the number of farmers causing many issues. Some are that haven’t really engaged with the showing – in the form of pink and new sampling process, may become white grains – and some are sitting a bigger issue. unnoticed. This colouring can be This year – on the back of farm associated with high DON and safety, lone working issues and ZON levels but isn’t necessarily Covid-19 – most of the industry correlated, as grain can also show are no longer employing the now these signs as a form of senescence. historical ‘farm grain sampler’. I was once a sampler as a student, and came through my summers in one piece – but climbing in and out of grain silos on strange farms did give me some heart-stopping moments, as did coming face-to-face with various rodents and farm dogs, but I fully understand the reason for the demise of summer samplers. With such a mixture of *Prices quoted are from Openfield, predicted at 12th October 2020 harvest problems, matched with App 190x65mm.qxp_Layout 1 24/08/2020 20:40 Page 1

Fertiliser matters Despite the unsettled weather we experienced from late September into early October, drilling has been much more successful compared to this time last year, when a large part of the country faced unsuitable conditions to get planted, says Openfield’s fertiliser manager, Lucy Hassall (pictured below). Following this, it has understandably made some growers nervous about making fertiliser purchases early this season before planting has been completed. With a more positive outlook and the launch of autumn campaigns, there is good reason to consider taking some cover on requirements at this point. Looking at historic prices, there has only been one year in the last decade where levels were below current offers, with an increase in forward buying months as an incentive to take early. Gas and oil prices are currently on the increase and, with potential import duties from leaving the EU, there is some uncertainty at present as to how this will affect supply and pricing in the near future. FG

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New project helps farmers stay resilient through change A new project led by national rural support charity The Farming Community Network (FCN) will help farmers in England and Wales plan ahead for the future. FCN’s ‘Time to Plan’ campaign helps to raise awareness about the importance of forward planning and encourages farmers to prepare for change from both personal and business perspectives. Jude McCann, FCN CEO (pictured) said: “British farming faces an uncertain future, and the need for farmers to plan ahead and know their options is vital. Taking time to plan ahead can help farmers to remain resilient through change – this could include managing the handover between generations, or being prepared for unexpected challenges like Brexit, Covid-19 or serious weather events. “Time To Plan will see FCN working with a range of industry partners to develop helpful resources about planning ahead which will be available to the farming community through our free FarmWell platform. A core part of FCN’s mission is to help improve farmers’ personal and business resilience, and this project plays a key role in this objective.” To find out more about the project visit:  www.farmwell.org.uk/time-to-plan/

John Deere will not attend international trade shows in 2021 In order to ensure the safety of customers and employees, John Deere has announced that it will not attend any international agricultural and turf trade shows in Europe and the CIS during the company’s 2021 fiscal year (1st November 2020–31st October 2021), as this would require extensive international travel. Instead, the company will use a new marketing mix of traditional and digital tools to deliver information to customers. “Farmers have done an excellent job in the emergency phase of Covid-19 to ensure food supplies. For that we wish to express our appreciation to all our customers,” said John Deere vice president sales and marketing, Region 2, Denny Docherty. Andreas Jess, John Deere marketing director, Region 2, commented: “However, we will continue to support our John Deere dealers if they decide to participate in their local agricultural and turf shows, always based on the fact that the health and safety of both customers and dealers can be ensured.”


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A new farm essentials store, www.allagri.co.uk has been unveiled by the international company, Elta Group. As 2020 presents some of the toughest challenges for British farming, All Agri is committed to proactively supporting the industry’s

mental health and well-being. This includes supporting the work of The Farming Community Network and the Farm Safety Foundation. Combining over 100 years of industry experience, All Agri brings together top-class products from across Elta Group’s agricultural division, comprised of industryleading brands – Bowden & Knights, Hydor, Animal Aids and FarmTech Services. Featuring on the website will be the easy-to-navigate product categories covering

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New dates for LAMMA 2021 Following the government announcement in October and the many uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the next LAMMA show will now be held on 25–26th May 2021. Commenting on the decision, Elisabeth MorkEidem, group events director at AgriBriefing said: “The LAMMA show is a key part of the industry calendar, and

we have seen an amazing amount of support from all our loyal exhibitors throughout this year. “We know how much everyone wants the show to take place; we’ve had record advance bookings with more exhibitors being signed up, even in the last few weeks, and lots of interest from visitors to attend. However,

pushing on with a January show under the current circumstances does not feel like the right thing to do. This has not been an easy decision but listening to the wishes of visitors, exhibitors and sponsors, this will provide the best opportunity to ensure that everyone gets the experience and the value they have come to expect from LAMMA.”

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News in brief Tractor dealer appointed for Herefordshire and surrounding area Turners Agricultural Engineers has been appointed to the McCormick dealer network, meaning farmers and contractors in Herefordshire and the surrounding area now have sales, spares and service support available for the full range of the brand’s models of up to 310hp, suiting the area’s broad range of livestock, arable and contracting businesses. “It’s a very competitive market, and we wanted to

be sure we would be able to offer a product range that could enable us to compete in all the key sectors that are important in this area,” said Adam Turner of Turners Agri. “Having a product line that covers everything from smaller models to midrange livestock machines to tractors of up to 310hp with continuously-variable transmission means we can do just that.

Sales manager Dale Gwynne, parts manager Dave Stallard and Adam himself, who manages the service side of the business, have all undergone McCormick sales and service training on the brand’s full product range, and the premises at Pencombe now hosts full parts stocks and signage.

MPs reject bid to protect food standards in Ag Bill debate

Following its return to the House of Commons on 12th October, MPs have voted against an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, put forward by the House of Lords, which would have ensured food imported to the UK matches

domestic standards. Despite a high level of cross-party support, MPs voted by 332 to 279, a margin of 53 votes, backing government plans to reject the amendment. Many MPs noted the importance of giving more power to the Trade and Agriculture Commission, however. The government has said it will not allow imports of products such as chlorinated chicken and farming minister

Victoria Prentis said the government is “absolutely committed” to high standards, but this has yet to be enshrined in law. Concluding the debate, Ms Prentis said existing laws are sufficient to maintain animal welfare, food standards and environmental protections: “We are not going to be importing chlorinewashed chicken or hormonetreated beef. That is the law of this land.”

Electrical accessory wiring major factor behind tractor surge Overloaded battery terminals are contributing to a large number of tractor fires, research by rural insurer NFU Mutual has revealed. NFU Mutual launched a review into the causes, following an increase in tractor fires reported to it. In 2019, the insurer paid out nearly £19m on claims resulting from tractor fires. Following an examination of the causes of almost 1,000 tractor fires, NFU

Mutual has discovered that a common factor in a number of fires in modern tractors was electrical accessories wired directly to the tractor battery cables. When combined with the heavy current drawn from modern tractor electrical systems, these extra loads can lead to overheating and fires. NFU Mutual is now working with machinery manufacturers and dealers to identify

potential problems and is urging farmers to get the wiring of tractor accessories checked and to ensure any new electrical equipment is wired through an Isobus connector.

Further free range egg expansion “unnecessary and unsustainable” If the free range egg sector continues to expand at the current rate it will create a significant oversupply situation, driving down the price paid to farmers and reducing profitability yet further, according to the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) following the publication of an independent report into the impact of retailer cage-free 2025 commitments. BFREPA CEO, Robert Gooch, said: “There is an incorrect assumption from many in the sector that retailers moving away from colony eggs will lead to a surge in demand for free range. That is simply not the case, and this report confirms that. We have been warning for many years that rapid expansion will create a situation of oversupply, all the while the price paid to farmers has diminished and is now 20 per cent lower than it was five years ago. The trend is clear; as production has increased, the price paid to farmers has decreased. This situation is unnecessary and unsustainable.” To help producers understand the market better, BFREPA has launched a new online Costings Portal allowing farmers to enter flock data and egg prices to compare their situation with others across the UK and Northern Ireland. The Costings Portal is available at www.theranger.co.uk.

Agricultural tractor registrations return to growth Registrations of agricultural tractors (over 50hp) returned to year-on-year growth in September, for the first time since February and only the second time in 12 months. The monthly total of 1,187 machines, was 18 per cent up on the same month last year. Some of this may be due to manufacturers working through a backlog of orders which built up while factories were closed earlier in the year. However, there have been signs that the machinery market has picked up over the summer, so much of the increase will be due to these improving conditions. Month: 1,187 units +17.5 per cent change (vs Sept 2019) Year to date: 7,870 units -22.3 per cent change (vs Jan–Sep 2019)

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Getting late-drilled winter wheat off to the best start For many farmers, the washout that was autumn 2019 may have caused an itchy trigger finger when it comes to drilling winter cereals this time around. But for those who have managed to keep the shed door closed that little bit longer, with just enough care and attention, the next harvest should be more rewarding and far less nailbiting. Rachel Hicks reports.

2020 has, without doubt, been a difficult year for crops, but there are lessons to be learnt, says NIAB cereal varieties specialist, Clare Leaman (pictured below). With a large proportion of drilling delayed by necessity in the autumn of 2019, many growers have now had first-hand experience of establishing and managing late-sown crops. “Later drilling can bring advantages, such as lower weed and disease burdens, and many growers have been surprised to see these late sown crops often produce very good yields. “This backs up what we have seen in trial for many years, that the date of drilling is often much less important than the conditions that you drill into,” comments Ms Leaman. “So, while it may take

Many growers have been surprised to see these late sown crops often produce very good yields. some resolve to leave the drill in the shed when looking to establish a crop late in the season, if you can see a better chance of getting good drilling conditions in a week or two it may pay to wait. The better the conditions are, the better start the crop gets off to.” By now, much variety choice will have already been decided upon, and it will be interesting to see how performance compares to expectation. Ms Leaman continues: “Variety-wise, we are

currently in a good position, with many of the varieties we would be recommending for drilling in a mainstream slot also performing well when late sown. Suggestions would include varieties such as Gleam, RGT Saki, LG Skyscraper and KWS Extase.” Of course, once variety selection is made, there’s still plenty of work to be done before drilling can commence if you want to really make the most of the late window. Soil health is the current hot topic, and for good reason. According to Patrick Stephenson, senior director at AICC, the first question to ask is, what is soil health? “Many people have models and descriptive titles covering this. In very simple terms it is keeping the soil in the field, ensuring that it retains its structure and is resilient,” comments Mr Stephenson. “Drilling at the right time and in the right conditions is a key factor for this. There is no magic ingredient you can spray onto a field that will enable you to drill in poor conditions. Improving soil structure and resilience is a planned program of extending rotations, adding organic matter, and matching cultivations to requirements.” He goes on to explain that soils containing higher organic matter exhibit greater flexibility in drilling dates. This is often highlighted in old grassland fields or past hedgerows where soils remain malleable and robust. A spade is the magic tool of visual soil health assessment – digging in the fields, assessing soil structure, smelling the earth and using your eyes to see the structure of cracks. If the soil is dominated by lateral fissures, this is not good – soil will be slow to absorb

Senior director at AICC, Patrick Stephenson

water, leading to ponding, losing oxygen and becoming anaerobic. Do not drill these late, is Mr Stephenson’s warning. “Nice, friable soil, with sub angular blocky structures will absorb water and allow it to move down the profile. These soils are the most flexible and could be drilled late,” he recommends. Of course, last year has left deep etched scars on everyone as drilling continued far too long after soil conditions deteriorated. But how do you gauge whether to late drill, or hold off until the spring? “Winter barley is the first crop to stop drilling as autumn advances,” advises Mr Stephenson. “If you must grow a barley crop, then late winter sown spring barley will be much more consistent. Wheat is the go-to crop for late drilling. “Crops that continue to grow in the autumn before being harvested – grass, maize, beet, cover crops – are continuing to use water. In general, this means that the soil remains drier continued over…

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and these soils then lend themselves to the least risk for late drilling.” When asked which winter wheat varieties stand out for late drilling, Mr Stephenson’s response echoes Ms Leaman’s. “Rapidly developing varieties would be my choice – Extase and Skyfall are two that I think would fit this berth.” With establishment rates being the key to success in late drilling, he advocates using high-vigour new seed and aiming for seed rates at 400–500 plants/m2. And his top tips on how to encourage establishment particularly in cold/wet conditions? “Late drilled crops need to be treated kindly – do not multi stack pre-emergence herbicide. Always be aware that emergence could take 30 days. Trap bait for slugs, and remember that crows love slowly germinating wheat crops! Nitrogen in the spring should be little and often – namely some in mid-February then again in March, before further dressings in April.“

Variety can make late drilled wheat a winner Also extolling the importance of variety for late drilling success is John Miles of KWS (below), who believes that if you get that part right, later drilled wheat crops can deliver high yields whilst offering better black-grass control with lower growing costs than their September-sown counterparts.

You only have to think about last year to get an idea how strong the genetic material we now have is. But achieving the best results depends on using high-vigour, strong-tillering varieties with good resilience to abiotic stresses and paying attention to some basic management, he says. “You only have to think about last year to get an idea how strong the genetic material we now have is. “Those that were lucky enough to get wheat in the ground last autumn were still pushing out 7–8t/ha, despite two months less growing time and horrific seasonal conditions ranging from plants being waterlogged to six weeks of drought and extremely hot temperatures in the spring. “In reasonable conditions, 10t/ha plus crops are on the cards for most late-drilled crops but variety choice is key. Sow a variety not suited to this

slot and you could easily suffer 20–30 per cent yield loss.” The key is to recognise the differences in environmental conditions late-drilled wheat faces compared to crops being drilled in September or early October, he says. “High autumn vigour and speed of movement in the spring to extend the grain-fill period are critical as are supercharged tillering potential, strong root development and the ability to tiller strongly at lower temperatures. “All in all, we’re looking for a more aggressive plant type with a lot of ’get up and go’ to help smooth over the compromises and variability that can result from later drilling.”

With the RL trials now being drilled mid-October, the varieties growers are looking at on the list are typically very different from those from 10 years ago when trials were drilled in September, Mr Miles points out. “Generally, you can have confidence in the varieties available in terms of their recommended drilling but if you want to be really sure or are in a marginal area, then look for the proven performance of varieties identified in the late-sown RL. “Ideal choices up until the end of November would be the KWS varieties Lili, Kinetic, Jackal, Zyatt, Barrel and Bassett, whilst Kerrin, Extase, Siskin, Crispin and the new Cranium continue to deliver strong performances drilled up to the end of December. “Yields drop in a linear decline the later the sow date, so if a variety is not identified in the late-drilled RL, it’s probably for a good reason. “The yield difference between a variety on the late-drilled RL and one that is not could easily be 2–3t/ha with much of that down to tillering capability. Thin crops stay thin as it’s hard to grow additional tillers – you can drop tillers but you can’t really add any through management.” FG

Tissue testing even more important for late-drilled cereals

Farmers Guide spoke to Natalie Wood, country arable agronomist at Yara, to discuss looking beyond the soil and testing the crop pre-stem extension in order to diagnose any micronutrient deficiencies before they catch you out. This season a higher proportion of crops have been drilled earlier than usual after the horrendous weather we had last autumn. However, the recent rains will inevitably mean there will be some later drilled crops and, of course, those who are still delaying for grass weed control. When thinking of micronutrient levels in the spring, then the only way to know what is in the crop at that point in time is by carrying out a tissue test before the crop reaches the very start of stem extension. Micronutrients are key ingredients for crop growth and, if any are deficient, it can impact the potential yield, even at this early stage of the crop’s life. Carrying out a tissue test in very early spring will enable you to get the products in time to apply them at one of the most critical timings for micronutrients – growth stage 30, or start of stem extension. This is when the crop is just about to enter the most rapid phase of growth and therefore where deficiencies can catch you out. Remember – if you can see the symptoms then it is already impacting upon yield. If we think about late-drilled cereals in particular then they need as much, if not more, focus when it comes to micronutrients than the early-drilled crops. Having been drilled late means that there isn’t as much biomass going into the winter (and therefore also at the start of spring). This lower biomass means that the yield

potential is also lower but with the use of micronutrients then you can manipulate the crop in other ways to help with that potential shortfall. For example, there are micronutrients that are able to impact upon the number of grains/ear such as copper and zinc, so whilst the biomass of the crop may be lower, the ability to increase the grains/ear will fill some of that yield gap. A trial that Yara carried out in 2020 gave a 0.59t/ha yield increase from an application of 0.5-litres/ha Coptrel at growth stage 30 – this gave £109 extra (Nov delivered prices £185, AHDB). Overall, when thinking of late-drilled crops, you want to make sure that they have everything they need due to their short growing season disadvantage. Removing any limiting factors, of which deficient levels of micronutrients are definitely one of, you’re giving it the best chance to ‘catch-up’ with earlier drilled crops. Being tactical, with the right micronutrients that can manipulate the crop’s biology, is using attention to detail to your advantage. It all comes back to doing 100 things 1 per cent better – it soon adds up to big overall gains.

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Tailoring nutrition for greater crop resilience Feed the plant, not the soil. Do this as precisely as you can. And make sure you get things right early on. These are the three keys to getting the most out of the much more tailored approach to crop nutrition, according to researcher, Jim Carswell. “Better nutrition can’t replace crop protection in dealing with weed, pest and disease problems,” stresses the Agrii research and development manager (pictured below). “Nor can it make up for serious inadequacies in soil structure or health. “All the trial work I’ve been involved with for more than 30 years now, however, convinces me that better-managed nutrition is crucial to securing the greater resilience – both economic and environmental – we need in our future crop production. “Nitrogen is our biggest input, and there are lots of things we can do to improve the efficiency with which we use it – including urease

case for far greater attention to nutrient management is compelling,” he insists. Although Mr Carswell has no doubt that feeding the plant rather than the soil is the primary key to such performance improvements, a decent soil analysis remains his vital starting point, with N-Min testing another important aid. “We must get away from the basic P, K and pH approach to soil analysis, though,” he says. “Instead, a broadspectrum analysis of all 12 macro and micro-nutrients is essential to identify the basic resource we’re working with and any interactions likely to limit crop uptake.

A broad-spectrum analysis of all 12 macro and micro-nutrients is essential to identify the basic resource we’re working with. and nitrification inhibitors and variable application. But I believe NUE should really stand for Nutrient Utilisation Efficiency, because we have at least as much – if not more – to gain from using the whole range of other plant nutrients better. Which will, in turn of course, improve the way our nitrogen is used. “By protecting the autumn TSP we apply so it’s more available for longer, for example, we know we can increase winter wheat yields by 0.5t/ha; and not just on low P index soils, either. What’s more, adding a manganese coating can increase this advantage to over three quarters of a tonne for a return on investment of more than £120/ha. “Over the past four seasons, we’ve also seen highly economic responses to specialist zinc, copper and manganese seed dressings as well as physiology-enhancing treatments that give better rooting for greater early nutrient uptake. “Add in the substantial yield and margin benefits our trials show from fresh available P and K in the spring as well as the autumn, and the best targeted foliar nutrition and the

“I’m also a big believer in N-Min testing to inform top dressing. Available N levels ahead of OSR at our Fife iFarm varying from 15.7kg/ha to 149.9kg/ha over the past seven years are, for instance, something we ignore at our peril. “The graphical benchmarking tissue test reporting system we have developed with Lancrop to replace the

Soil analysis Grain analysis historic and very limited single guideline Foliar traffic light nutrition approach is transforming its value for agronomists Tissue and growers. At analysis the same time, analysing the grain of particularly encouraging or disappointing crops is something we’ve been finding more and more useful in fine-tuning our nutrition.” Mr Carswell identifies four particularly fruitful areas for improving crop nutrition – seedbed fertilisation, seed treatment, spring top dressing and foliar feeding. Although each of these offers considerable extra crop performance value, he sees the big prize coming from a tailored approach throughout the season, involving all four elements, informed by the most effective soil, tissue and grain analyses (Figure 1). “Our research shows better top dressing and foliar feeding are likely to give you by far the greatest benefit if you get your nutrition right from the start,” reports Mr Carswell. “I’ve always seen sowing day is the most important day in a crop’s life. And it certainly is, nutritionally. “Feeding to address any nutritional gaps and nutrient interactions at this stage is crucial in maximising early crop growth and development to set up the crop’s yield potential and enable it to cope with challenging conditions. “Ideally, I would drill or place fertiliser with the seed to optimise

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early root uptake, making available phosphate the priority (along with nitrogen for OSR). Manganese and zinc are also important considerations here with most soils and crops; copper is vital where soils are deficient; and boron is invariably worth thinking about with OSR. “The chelating ability of P-Reserve seems to free-up these micro-nutrients as well as protecting phosphate in both high and low pH soils, so combining it with a Wolftrax trace element coating can be doubly valuable. “If you don’t have a combi-drill, then your best approach would probably be to incorporate protected phosphate ahead of drilling then use specialist high load seed dressings like iMan (Mn), Zax (Zn) or Agnition (Cu) that make their nutrients available through the seed coat as well as to the young roots. “It’s probably one approach or the other in most cases, but there’s a strong argument for using both with the later-drilled wheats that invariably profit from greater early nutritional support.” FG

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UAN inhibitor launched by liquid fertiliser specialist Nitrasol – the brand name for the range of clear liquid fertilisers produced by Brineflow Limited – has launched a new nitrogen inhibitor called AdvaNShield to farmers nationwide. Utilising proven and UK-trialled technology developed by partners Verdesian Life Sciences, Nitrasol AdvaNShield reduces nitrogen losses by maintaining higher levels of the nutrient in the ammonium form in the soil, which the growing crop can use more efficiently, the company says. Brineflow’s UK commercial manager, Rob Buck, explains: “AdvaNShield is a ground-breaking development for liquid fertiliser users. Unlike some solid urea inhibitors, it is compatible with grades that include sulphur, and it can be stored in onfarm tanks for over 12 months. “The technology, which is based on Verdesian’s NutriSphere-NL inhibitor, delivers significant environmental benefits and potential additional yield without harming soil bacteria – incredibly useful for UK farmers.” The driving force behind AdvaNShield is a long-chain organic water-soluble compound made up of maleic acid and itaconic acid. When

the two acids are combined, they greatly increase the cation exchange capacity and therefore reduce the availability of nickel, copper and iron that certain bacteria need to degrade applied nitrogen. Up to 60 per cent of applied nitrogen can be lost before plants can use it, as ammonia gas through volatilisation, as nitrous oxide gas (N2O) through denitrification of nitrate, or via leaching of nitrates through the soil profile. AdvaNShield technology has been shown to reduce the release of nitrous oxide by an average of 54 per cent and to lower ammonia loss by 25 per cent at 20 days after application, compared with standard UAN applications. And, in a winter wheat trial in Norfolk, UAN + AdvaNShield technology reduced detectable nitrate levels in the outflow from field drains over a three-month period. Compared with a standard UAN

application, the treatment produced a consistent reduction of 14 per cent, and a drop of up to 24 per cent was recorded. AdvaNShield technology has already shown promising yield benefits in the UK. In a further winter wheat trial in Norfolk, compared to standard UAN alone, it increased harvested grain yield by 7.4 per cent from 13.8t/ha to 14.9t/ha. And, in 66 independent trials across UK and Europe over the past three years, it produced an average 3.7 per cent yield increase across six crops at conventional application rates [source: Verdesian, 2019]. Where nitrogen use is restricted, Brineflow recommends using the AdvaNShield range to help maximise the return on input across all crops, soil types and pH. AdvaNShield is delivered directly to on-farm tanks as a finished product with all nitrogen and nitrogen sulphur grades. Brineflow, based at Great Yarmouth, services its national customer base from the company’s new £5m facility. Ian Ferris, Brineflow’s UK commercial director, said: “Given

the global drive to reduce environmental impacts from agriculture, and particularly the arrival of the clean air act in the UK, our main goal is to help growers increase yield with a lighter environmental touch. “Working with Verdesian technology keeps our fertiliser where it is needed for longer, increasing nitrogen efficiency, yield and crop quality whilst providing farmers with a return on their investment. “After the investments we have made as a business to manufacture the highest quality liquid fertilisers, it was key that we found the right product that could be added at our plant.” Martin Brown, Verdesian’s managing director, Europe, said: “Whilst delivering nutrient use efficiency, it is crucial that we have low impact on the environment. Our technology is proven to have no effect on soil bacteria, earthworms or other soil life, fish or fauna. “Partnering with Brineflow allows us to bring our technology to market with some of the highest quality liquid fertilisers in the UK.” FG 75095

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New wheat and barley varieties could address UK’s future production challenges Untreated Theodore at a trials site.

DSV’s European breeding programme, focusing on new wheat and barley varieties, is starting to produce some interesting results for UK growers, says the company’s Sarah Hawthorne. The new Group 4 hard wheat variety Theodore has underlined its classleading disease resistance in 2020 harvest results, while the new BYDV tolerant and BYMV1 + 2 resistant barley variety Sensation is also causing a stir, Ms Hawthorne reckons. “Looking at the AHDB figures for this year’s harvest, Theodore, which was added to the AHDB Recommended List for the first time last year, is indisputably the UK’s cleanest wheat. “Theodore achieved the highest untreated yield of all Group 4 wheats at 118 per cent of control representing 8.9t/ha, with an overall disease infection score of just 6.6 per cent. In comparison, the variety in second spot on the Group 4 list had an infection score of 35 per cent. “It was the only variety of the 41 in the trials to show 0 per cent infection with either yellow or brown rust across nine different sites, and it also had the lowest level of septoria tritici infection of all varieties at just 4.4 per cent.”

“Theodore tops the current RL in terms of septoria resistance with a score of 8.2, and this has been more than borne out in two years of commercial growing in the field and in trials results. “The variety also scores a 9 for yellow rust, a 7 for brown rust and a 6 for fusarium ear blight in the RL, all of which contribute to an exceptional overall disease resistance score. “It’s a variety very much bred for today, where in-built ability to cope with disease threats are increasingly important, as are potential savings in agronomic inputs.” The development of Theodore gives hope that genetics will be able to replace the sprayer to a larger degree in the future, Ms Hawthorne says. “More and more farmers are looking at the overall economics of a variety and its resilience in the face of adverse conditions, rather than just its outright yield potential. “Whilst Theodore’s untreated yield potential is impressive, in real

terms it means growers will have greater flexibility in their fungicide use when weather and other commitments prevent perfect timings of applications. “Managed correctly, its superb combination of disease resistance and agronomic properties also point the way to genuinely lower cost wheat production in the future.” The new top yielding and early maturing winter barley variety Sensation, with its high levels of tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) and resistance to mosaic viruses (BYMV1 + 2), is also of increasing relevance to UK growers, she adds. “Sensation is the world’s first winter barley variety combining tolerance to BYDV and resistance to BYMV strains 1 and 2, which is a real achievement of plant breeding and will be of real benefit to growers as such diseases take a greater hold in the UK. “Recent revocation of many insecticides and growing resistance

in the aphid vector population to the remaining chemistry we have at our disposal is meaning transmission of such viruses is increasingly difficult to control. “Like with TuYV in oilseed rape, many entomologists and agronomists are very concerned about a significant rise in BYDV in the future and genetic tolerance is about the only effective way to control this.” In nearly all varieties, the BYMV 1 resistance is standard – but it is very unusual to have this combined with resistance to BYMV strain 2, she says. “This soil-born virus, which infect the plants via the soil fungus Polymyxas graminis, can be only controlled by varietal resistance. “Results from DSV in Germany show that the yield effect between BYMV 1 and 2 resistant varieties and only BYMV 1 resistant varieties can be between 10 per cent and 40 per cent in fields with BYMV strain 2. “So it’s important for growers to know which strain is in their fields and realise they can control this simply by making the right selection of variety.” FG

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Larger root mass key to building biomass Whatever the reason for late drilling wheat into not-so-ideal conditions, getting plants off in good health is crucial. This is what Delta, an expertly formulated stabilised fertiliser, is all about, according to Mark Carter, Bionature UK director. “Delta technology stabilises amine nitrogen. Acting in this way, plants absorb the correct proportions of nitrogen to obtain optimum yield and quality, stimulating rooting processes and flower development, while reducing the excessive vegetative growth, often generated by conventional nitrogen products,” says Mr Carter. “The use of Delta allows the

absorption of a form of N that is transformed directly into protein, decreasing the amount of energy and carbon required for this process.” Mr Carter explains that Bionature UK is now in a position to offer programmes that work in conjunction with farmers and agronomists’ more traditional chemical usage. “After a few weeks of application, you will see a much greener, more even crop with many more fibrous roots, as proven by ADAS results last year in winter wheat and OSR. “With a rate of 2.5-litres/ha costing £12.50, Delta offers value for money and takes your crop through winter and into spring with a larger root mass, which is key to building biomass, allowing the crop to forage for more nutrients. “After years of development work with our trials farmer we have broken world yield records plus won many YEN competitions, we have a growing team of experts ready to help farmers increase yield potential.“ FG

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Seed coating specialist agrees exclusive option for sugar beet field trials Germains has announced an agreement with PlantWorks Ltd in the UK to extend its two year research programme focused on coating sugar beet with the company’s proprietary Smart Rotations SR3 Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Bacteria (PGPR). Following on from two years of successful laboratory, growth room and early field work under an exclusive option agreement, Germains will undertake additional field trials in both the UK and Europe to validate both yield effects and soil health benefits. Richard Nicholls, commercial manager EU Sugar Beet comments: “We have successfully addressed the issues of coating sugar beet with live bacteria to produce a stable coating that both protects the bacteria and promotes its release into the soil at

time of planting. Our science group have undertaken work to confirm no inhibitory effects in terms of germination and emergence and have quantified encouraging yield effects that underpin our investment in additional trials in both the UK and Europe. Subject to successful replication and validation, we would seek to offer this technology as a coating option to the market within three years. “In an environment where many of the treatments we have traditionally relied upon to

support sugar beet production are increasingly restricted, it is right that Germains extends its programme of work into the use of biologicals in support of improved yield, plant and soil health.” The Smart Rotations range of products is produced by PlantWorks Ltd, a biotech company specialising in the controlled production of beneficial soil microbes based at the Kent Science Park. The company is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of mycorrhizal fungi and has an extensive research

programme in the area of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria focused on tuning consortia for specific crop types. These naturally occurring bacteria, correctly selected and grown in controlled bio reactors, function to fix atmospheric nitrogen, unlock soil bound phosphorus and produce phytohormones such as auxins and cytokinins, aiding both top and root growth. PlantWorks managing director Robert Patten said: “We are pleased to formally extend our work with Germains, which has already addressed some significant challenges in terms of coating sugar beet seeds for live bacteria. Crossing this milestone offers the ability of delivering PGPR consistently at the ideal point of action – the rootzone of emerging seeds. The exclusivity period covered by the option period allows PlantWorks both time and scope to further enhance our consortia as well as addressing scale up.” The option agreement will cover a two-year programme of work by Germains, with collaboration between both its UK and Dutch technical offices. FG

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Q&A One company says it’s developed the ideal solution to the loss of CIPC With the expiry date for the storage of potatoes with CIPC passing on 8th October 2020, Farmers Guide spoke to Dirk Garos and Paul O’Connor from Restrain about the big breakthrough they are currently making with ethylene, but they also issue a warning – not all growers have found an alternative solution to CIPC yet, but time is running out! Q. What’s your opinion on the CIPC ban, and the timing of it? A. DIRK: “We had expected the CIPC ban 10 years ago, but now it has actually happened. The advantage of this long waiting period is that we are well prepared. Four years ago, we developed our new prototypes, which we constructed entirely in-house. We have made significant investments, but are always able to deliver because of this. At the moment we have built almost 4,000 machines, and have enough in stock for the next storage season. We are working hard to supply a large part of the market with Restrain systems, starting in the largest European potatoproducing countries; England, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. But we already deliver to almost 40 countries, and now also have approval for use in the United States.” PAUL: “Of course, there are alternatives on the market, be it MH field treatment, citrus oil, mint oil or 1.4sight. The biggest advantage of ethylene is that it is very easy to apply. We supply a plugand-play system (Restrain generator with sensor) and ethanol. The machine has a capacity of up to 5,000t. The distribution is not an issue, because

ethylene is a dynamic gas and growers can be assured that every potato in storage will receive ethylene, regardless of the condition or size and filling level of the storage area. That is what makes ethylene so useful. Ethylene is a natural gas – for example produced by apples and tomatoes – that is spread in a very low concentration. An additional advantage over other products is that ethylene does not have a scent.” DIRK: “Moreover, it is economically the best alternative on the market. We are 4–6 times cheaper than any other CIPC alternative.” Q. What impact do you think the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the potato industry? A. DIRK: “The potato economy has changed a lot since the coronavirus outbreak. Until February, the world market for chip potatoes showed enormous growth figures. Everyone was positive and the processing industry promised to support the extra costs for sprouting inhibition. You can see people going back on that now that the chip market has temporarily stagnated. For us at Restrain, this has only accelerated the growth we are experiencing, as we are the most economical


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How to reduce variability in winter bean crops

Covering everything from cultivation to harvest, PGRO research and development manager Dr Becky Howard revealed much more than just her ‘top tips for making the most of winter beans’ at BASF’s latest webinar. “Winter beans can be very useful in rotations,” said Dr Howard (pictured right). “As a legume, they can contribute 0.6–0.9t/ha of yield to following crops, with deep roots they can improve soil structure and help to mobilise P and K, and they offer a break for cereal diseases. “Being later to drill and harvest, they can also help spread workload and contribute to the control of blackgrass.” While the optimum timing for drilling winter beans is mid-October to late-November, growers may need to allow extra time for remedial cultivation work. “Compaction will affect crop development and increase variability,” she said. “Restricted root growth can reduce yields by up to 40 per cent,

especially where, as in recent years, there is waterlogging over winter or water deficits in the spring.” As seed rates have changed recently and vary according to the variety, she advised growers to head to the PGRO website, or download its app. The Senova Winter Bean Growers Guide is a good resource for further information too, she said. PGRO resources include information about spring-sown winter beans, and conversely, spring beans sown in autumn, which could prove useful when winter bean seed supply is short. “Many growers are successfully establishing winter beans using min-till and direct drilling. If you’re taking this approach, ensure seed is well covered and the coulters don’t leave exposed seed in open slots, exposed to birds

and pre-emergence herbicides.” When it comes to crop protection, Dr Howard talked viewers through the options, starting with herbicides. “There are more options at preemergence,” she said. “Nirvana offers a broad spectrum of weed control, and there’s also Stomp Aqua (EAMU), Centium (clomazone) and Defy (prosulfocarb), amongst others.” “At post-emergence, choice is more limited. Basagran can be used for broad-leaved weed control, and growers should follow the bentazone stewardship guidelines. Kerb (propyzamide) at pre-emergence and Crawler (carbetamide) at pre- or post-emergence can offer valuable black-grass control options. Check for date restrictions.” Chocolate spot and rust are the two most common diseases in winter beans. With no curative fungicides available, Dr Howard drove home the message that timely preventative applications are essential. “PGRO trials demonstrate the importance of timing. When fungicides are missed at the first pod formation stage, chocolate spot is much harder to control in high pressure situations,” she said. “Rust control is necessary later on when warm weather encourages rapid development and growers can choose from azoxystrobin + tebuconazole/metconazole or

Signum. In our trials, Signum kept plants greener for longer with up to 17 per cent uplift in yield as a result.” Bruchid beetles and aphids are key pests in winter beans. “Pyrethroid-based products are available for bruchid control, but these don’t have a huge impact on aphid populations. Pirimicarb will control aphids, but with aphids moving into crops relatively early and only one application permitted, growers have to make the difficult decision when to use it.” “In some cases, virus transmission will be of primary concern and if this is the case, earlier applications are required to prevent transmission. For others, applications should be made later in the season to protect crops from feeding damage caused by large aphid colonies.” Concluding the webinar, BASF campaign manager, Jane Kitchen, said: “The potential value of winter beans in a rotation should not be underestimated. With flexible

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drilling dates and their ability to contribute to improving soil health, they are a useful break crop. When attention is paid to the details and variability is reduced, they can prove profitable, too.” FG

Autumn-sown spring beans could fill winter seed shortage New research from the PGRO has shown that sowing spring beans this autumn could help solve the problem of short seed stocks. Many farmers have reported a difficult growing season in 2020, and fewer plantings, combined with lower yields, will see a shortage of winter bean seed as farmers look to drill in the coming weeks. But the PGRO’s work has highlighted a potential solution, on which principal technical officer Steve Belcher (pictured left), commented: “I’ve been planting spring beans in the autumn across three different trial sites since 2013.” The comparison has continued each year using different spring varieties across various soil types. “The

spring beans at 40 plants/m2 gave similar yields to the winter bean at 20 plants/m2,” Mr Belcher said. “On average, autumn-sown spring beans at 20 plants/m2 gave lower yields.” Mr Belcher added that variability was an important factor to consider. In some years the autumn-sown spring beans at 20 plants/m2 yielded a little higher than those at twice the sowing rate. For comparison, the PGRO also drilled spring beans at their conventional timing at its Stubton trial site in Lincolnshire between 2016–2019. “Again, winter beans still gave the highest average yields – which we expected,” he said. “But the results

were interesting. In this case, autumnsown spring beans at 40 plants/ m2 came in at 95 per cent.” This was higher yielding than both spring-sown beans at 40 plants/m2 and autumnsown spring beans at 20 plants/m2. Winter beans are bred to contend with colder weather, branching and have a high tolerance to leaf and pod spot. Mr Belcher commented: “It’s important to recognise that winter beans have a different profile and spring beans may not be as cold tolerant as winter beans.” He added that the winters during the trial period have been relatively mild, although there have been cold snaps. “It’s hard to tell what would happen if we did have a harsh winter,” he concluded.

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Effective slug control

for your cereal crop this Autumn With the rapid onset of autumn making the arrival of wetter weather inevitable, UK cereal growers must be wary of the increased potential for slug activity in damp seedbeds and should take every precaution to protect new cereal crops with an effective molluscicide. According to the AHDB, slug damage costs UK farmers an estimated £100m per year: the impending loss of metaldehyde means that ferric phosphate will be the only molluscicide active ingredient available to UK growers in the medium-term. ADAMA has therefore developed a ferric phosphate slug pellet which is manufactured to the same standards as its popular Gusto® pellets, thereby enabling growers to continue to apply the right pellet at the right time and at the right dose.

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Quality of farm-saved seed generally good this year

According to NAAC Mobile Seed Processors, the quality of farm-saved seed it has processed this harvest has been generally good, while germination, vigour and thousand grain weights have been excellent in the majority. There has been less certified seed available for farmers to purchase this autumn, as a result of lower plantings in 2019 and lower yields in 2020. This has resulted in higher prices for certified seed and a typical saving of £50–100/t where farmers have saved their own cereal seed. Many farmers have some over-yeared seed in stock this time and it is recommended to

get this germination-tested before sowing it. Most farmers are being cautious and not processing, or buying in, all their seed early this year. This approach works well with farm-saved, as mobile processors can visit farms several times, if needed, to help farmers only process the seed they are confident they can sow. When drilling before mid-

October, all the main standard seed treatments on the market will do an effective job unless the seed has a high level of disease. However, when sowing later, the declining soil temperature and often wetter seedbeds start to show up bigger differences between seed treatments, especially in terms of speed of crop emergence and the final number of plants established. Some seed treatments contain triazole fungicides eg. tebuconazole or prothioconazole. These are highly effective fungicides, but they can cause a bigger delay in crop emergence and are therefore not necessarily the best option when sowing late into cold, wet soils. Products based on fludioxonil are less likely to cause a delay in emergence when late sowing. The risk of seed-borne and soilborne fusarium increases greatly when late sowing, and fludioxonil is very good at giving effective control of this group of diseases. In recent years, combinations of fludioxonil and sedaxane have become available and this combination has given control of

a wider range of seed/soil borne diseases in winter wheat, also causing minimal delays in crop emergence. Crops grown from seed treated with sedaxane often have bigger root systems, which may help crops to cope with drought conditions the following year. Recent trials work shows that, in most situations, it is worthwhile to use Latitude seed treatment to reduce the effects of Take-all on second and third winter cereal crops in the rotation. The same trials work also shows that the benefits of using Latitude continue to be seen even when sowing in November. Looking ahead to the spring, there could be availability issues with some important varieties of certified seed again, and prices may well be high again as a result. Farmers who still have crops in store can save a lot a lot of money by keeping some of this grain to one side for use as seed in the spring of 2021. NAAC is happy to organise seed testing and advise farmers on the correct choice of seed treatment to use. FG

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Expanding farm network aims to stay one step ahead of the game


Over the next decade, change is inevitable, but farm businesses need to remain financially profitable and sustainable throughout. With new technologies and practices constantly being developed, the Hutchinsons Helix Technology farms are testing the value of these at farm scale level. Jewers & Son at Wood Hall Farm in Rattlesden. As the fifth generation of Jewers on farm, Tom manages 260ha of his own land, plus 125ha of contract land. He also oversees 600ha of contract spraying and 100ha of contract drilling. The farm’s rotation is based on completely combinable cropping, incorporating winter wheat, winter barley, spring barley and OSR, with linseed and winter beans as break crops, one year in eight which is up from one year in five, since sugar beet was dropped from the rotation. Tom currently practises regenerative agriculture, after years of the family farm relying on the plough, as the farm had been spending a lot of time and money on getting a good seedbed and, in Mr Jewers’ words, “the writing was on the wall for ploughing”, so he bought a direct drill and, for him, that opened up a whole raft of questions. With the direct drill not mineralising nitrogen etc, consideration had to be given to the soil health, which Tom refers to as “muck and mystery”– making decisions on what is both best for the soil, but also best for their pockets. Therefore not adverse to trying new things, Tom believes that by hosting the Helix farm it provides him with an excellent opportunity to test new technologies and approaches on his own farm – at no risk to him. Hutchinsons Helix East co-ordinator and crop nutrition

specialist, Rob Jewers (left), will work closely with Tom across all of the focus areas and explains that these will be run on an improve or remove basis, ensuring that improving farm performance and therefore profitability remain the focus. “Everything that we are doing on the Helix sites will link closely to integrated crop management (ICM) as we know that this will be a key requirement for future farming systems, and we are able to trial and test them within this context which is a really valuable output,” he explains. He highlights the pest and disease forecasting tools being developed through the Omnia Climate module, that brings together crop modelling, weather forecasting tools and historical data to ensure that spray timings are applied as accurately as possible and linked to the variety,

yield prediction and threat. Tom is particularly interested in how he can use technology such as Omnia’s yield performance and cost of production mapping to allow him to be ahead of the game when ELMS comes into force. “As we move to public money for public goods, I need to know what my best options are – so now is the time to test these. If I know what works for me, we will be ’match fit’ by the time ELMS is rolled out.” Carbon will become increasingly significant as part of this, he points out. “I want to know where we are with carbon now, so that I have time to look at any changes that I may need to make.” Working with his Hutchinsons agronomist Mike Greener, Tom plans to explore variety blends as a way of managing disease and if foliar nutrition can be used to replace certain inputs or improve nitrogen use efficiency. FG

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In order to keep up with the many new challenges and opportunities hovering just on the horizon, agronomists and growers will require new technologies and practices that allow them to become increasingly more efficient and adaptable, believes Hutchinsons head of technology and innovation, Stuart Hill (right). The most important question is whether these technologies have a benefit at farm level – are they affordable and practical and do they improve productivity and profitability, he says. The national Helix site, which was launched last summer, is hosted by Andrew and William Pitts of JW Pitts & Sons, located at Mears Ashby at Whiston in Northamptonshire. Work conducted at the national site, has already facilitated the launch of exciting tools such as TerraMap – the highest resolution soil mapping system available, the Omnia precision climate module, a BYDV prediction model, and later this year a rotational planning tool and a carbon mapping tool. Now, Hutchinsons is rolling out the Helix farm concept to regional centres and the first of these is the Helix East farm, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Additional sites in north and central England will be launched later this year. Helix East is hosted by Tom Jewers (right) of GD

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The CropTec Show goes digital for 2020

In light of current Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s CropTec Show will be held online only, from 24th–26th November 2020. a purpose-built digital platform. Commenting on the development, AgriBriefing group events director, Elisabeth Mork-Eidem, said: “The CropTec Show is a leading technical knowledge exchange event in the arable sector, where growers, agronomists, business consultants and suppliers gain insights into

truly meaningful event.” The Digital CropTec Show will include a series of live-broadcasted and on-demand seminars of practical advice on policy, crop nutrition and crop protection. Access to the industry’s leading experts, products and organisations will be available to farmers with the swipe of a finger, the organiser says. Digital features include live seminar sessions, networking, ondemand hubs, virtual exhibition hall, networking, live Q&A sessions and product launches. The latest sprayers on the market will be showcased in the virtual sprayer showroom, and CPD points from BASiS and NRoSO will also be available to members who attend. Content will remain accessible after the event to those who have registered. Registration is open via www.croptecshow.com. FG

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building sustainable and profitable businesses through innovation. Given the current circumstances, we have consulted with our industry contacts and carefully reviewed how to best deliver this important event this year. “As a result of this, we have chosen to deliver The CropTec Show entirely digitally in 2020. Over three days, we will provide a huge range of content, bringing arable experts to you through our purpose-built digital platform without the need to travel or gather in a physical seminar environment. The show will continue to provide the latest technology and farm-ready advice to make your arable business more efficient, productive and profitable. ”We look forward to working together with event sponsors, exhibitors and farmers to deliver a

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Independent trials recognise top performing bio-stimulants NIAB trials conducted in drought-prone soils, comparing the performance of commonly used bio-stimulants on Skyfall winter wheat with a 50 per cent fungicide programme, have found AminoA FLO to be one of the best performing and most consistent bio-stimulants in the study, the company says. The NIAB trials conducted at Cirencester saw AminoA FLO, a UKmanufactured, highly concentrated natural bio-stimulant and nutrient source, produce a statistically significant yield increase above the reduced fungicide programme, and also a significant increase in green leaf retention.

“Statistical analysis of data showed that the treatments had a substantial effect on the grain yield,” explains Richard Phillips, managing director of AminoA. The full fungicide programme produced a higher yield (9.18t/ha) than the reduced rate of fungicide treated plots (8.69t/ha). The

untreated yield was 7.54t/ha. “The use of AminoA FLO with the reduced rate of fungicide at T0 and T1 had a positive effect on the grain yield and produced 9.17t/ha. Reduced fungicide with AminoA FLO at T1 and T2 produced 9t/ha,” explains Mr Phillips. The AminoA Flo T1 and T2 programme resulted in pointedly higher green flag leaf retention (78.3 per cent), compared to the untreated at 28.3. The full fungicide inputs (36.7 per cent), was much lower than the 63.3 per cent AminoA FLO T0 and T1 treatment. “This shows the importance of

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early applications to establish yield potential, and the importance of including AminoA at all fungicide timings,” adds Mr Phillips. The findings back up NIAB’s previous claims that AminoA FLO can reduce reliance on fungicide inputs. The Cirencester trial site was in drought prone, shallow soils, with little moisture, and the results provide strong evidence that AminoA bio-stimulants can reduce fungicide use by around 30–40 per cent. Further trial results are being analysed at other sites around the country, including in Hampshire and Devon. FG



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Introducing a range of advanced application machinery S&K Sprayer Services Ltd specialises in supplying new, and maintaining existing agricultural and vineyard sprayers – from small amenity-mounted machines, to larger, technology-packed trailed machines. The company has an experienced team of seven engineers who travel throughout the UK and Ireland, providing on-farm service support and NSTS testing. S&K has also developed and manufactured its own range of advanced application machinery, one of which is the versatile Nitro Bar (pictured) – a precision liquid fertiliser placement system for fitment to most drills and planters.

Nitro Bar allows liquid fertiliser to be placed exactly where it’s required with a sophisticated control system, ensuring application rate accuracy. S&K also developed Smart Control Pro – an advanced sprayer control system which can be fitted to either a new machine, or retrofitted to a farmer’s existing machine, whether it be mounted, trailed or self-propelled. This advanced sprayer control system can be individually programmed to suit your individual requirements, providing the operator with total control via a 10in colour touchscreen terminal and multifunction joystick and control pod. In addition to controlling the sprayer application rate via pressure and flow sensors, DGPS switching of the spray sections or individual nozzle control, the powerful processor can also control RTK tractor auto steer, and at the same time, operate a trailed sprayer steering axle. It even folds the sprayer boom with one press of a button, S&K says. FG

Leading the way for direct drilling The agricultural industry is seeing a rise in the use of cover crops and zero till methods – which is no surprise considering the fact that the agronomic benefits alone are reason enough for growers to opt for these techniques. However, the transition to zero till can be daunting and not always easy; yield can suffer in the first few years if the land is not ready. Eventually, crop rotation and a healthy worm population will take the place of tillage but, initially, the NG System from J.J.Metcalfe & Son Ltd can improve soil structure to prepare for the change of practice. For the zero till method to be successful, the soil must be free of compaction, have a healthy worm populace and plenty of organic

matter. Direct drilling requires the seed to be placed directly beneath the residues of the previous crop with minimal soil disruption. Worms help aerate the soil and reduce compaction, and therefore must not be disturbed. The low-disturbance NG ystem is the perfect transitional subsoiler point, the company says. It has the ability to relieve compaction without mixing soil zones, it creates fissures through the soil, allowing air flow, water and nutrients to penetrate. The narrow shin retains the summer tilth, providing good seed to soil contact, which is essential for germination and keeps the disruption of worms as low as possible. FG


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New high-spec sprayer based on operator feedback Lincolnshire manufacturer Househam has developed a new high specification self-propelled sprayer. The new Househam Harrier sprayer has an innovative design based on direct feedback from seasoned operators. At its core, there’s a single-piece, low-weight chassis that gives it a low centre of gravity and even weight distribution, ensuring it remains stable on challenging terrain. Careful engineering has kept unladen weight to a compactionreducing 8,500kg, and A-frame axles offer generous ground clearance for minimising crop damage. Power comes from either a 228hp or 240hp Stage 5 MTU engine, which drives a robust

hydrostatic pump connected to individual motors on each wheel. For increased productivity and efficiency, the sprayer is available with a 4,000-litre GRP tank or 5,000/6,000-litre stainless steel tank. There’s also the choice of rearmounted booms in either dualfold configuration at 13/24m, or tri-fold in four sizes from 28–36m. Optional Norac boom height control is also available. Long hours in the field are made less demanding thanks to the plush load-sensing, air-suspension system and spacious Category 4, ROPS-approved Excalibur

cab. This panoramic work space features climate control, a highback Grammer air-suspended seat, cool box, DAB radio and CD with Bluetooth, plus electrically adjustable mirrors. Operators also benefit from Househam’s precision spraying technology as standard, including the unique TMC (Total Machine Control) system with Fieldmaster GPS mapping. TMC is Househam’s intuitive, easy-to-use, touchscreen console that provides fingertip control of all the machine’s functions. The TMC is the main interface

for setting up the spraying system and features Househam’s Spray Pilot auto steering and FieldMaster GPS mapping system. Together, these offer precise control of application rate for improved accuracy and reduced overspray, particularly in irregularly shaped fields. Sprayer manufacturer Househam has been developing innovative solutions incorporating groundbreaking technology since 1970, producing self-propelled, specialist, trailed and mounted sprayers. Contact Househam for more details on the Harrier or the rest of the range. FG

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Wet autumns underline the benefits of land drainage Last year saw record rainfall througout the autumn and winter, and recent weather only serves as a reminder of the vital role that land drainage can play, says drainage specialist William Morfoot. Autumn 2019 was a tough affair across the UK. Featuring stuck machinery, horrific harvesting conditions for potatoes, veg and cereals, it seemed to be an eternal waiting game for the weather to simply be dry enough for equipment to be allowed on the fields. It was costly too – operations were far slower than normal, even when soils were good enough to allow machinery to travel. Plenty of back-up was needed

to be on-hand to pull out stuck machinery when it sank, and the soil damage in some cases was immense. It was also costly in terms of stress levels for growers. One thing that has come firmly to the top of the pile again in recent weeks has been the role that land drainage can play in helping farms to become operational again once the rain stops. Land drainage is a wide-ranging area – encompassing

watercourse/ditch management on both a private ‘on farm’ level and also with regard to other third parties such as Internal Drainage Boards and the Environment Agency. It also covers the all-important area of physical in field drainage pipes which transfer surplus water away from wet areas of land into the water courses as needed. In a normal year, land drainage unquestionably adds value with growers typically reporting a

25–35 per cent uplift in yield on comprehensively drained land. It allows for huge efficiencies in arable operations and greater crop uniformity in the way that crops grow and ripen within fields. And – it reduces stress as far as the decision makers are concerned who are responsible for farming the land. However, in an extreme season like last year, land drainage provides a whole new level of value. It is the difference between being able to physically travel on a field or not. It is the difference between being able to drill a crop of winter wheat or not. And it may even make the difference of being able to harvest a field of potatoes or not. When these thoughts are put in the mix, the potential financial value that it provides is even greater this year and many farmers have commented that in a season like this one, land drainage investment can quickly pay for itself overnight. If you feel your land could benefit from some investment in drainage – be that in terms of ditch and watercourse management or physical land drainage work in your arable land, William Morfoot would like to discuss how you can add value and profit to your business. FG

Supplier agreement going from strength to strength Tillso signed up with Spaldings earlier this year to supply genuine Sabre Tines wearing parts and tines to the retro-fit market. This agreement was only completed just before the season started, but, according to Tillso, everyone at Spaldings has worked hard to get to know its customers. Spaldings is the only licensed supplier of genuine Tillso components, which are stamped with the SabreTine logo, and Tillso says it is very much looking forward to working with them in the coming years and develop the Sabre brand. One of the fundamental reasons behind the co-operation is to enable the company to develop more products and machines over the next months and years, Tillso explains. It has already produced a new trailed Advantage using Ultralite tines at depths of 6–10in for fracturing the root ball zone, available in 4, 5 and 6m widths. Three versions are

offered: tines-only machines, tine and either in-line or offset vertical tillage discs with the third option of adjustable angled discs. All three options can have Opti-openers fitted to the rear of the machines. Opti-openers are designed to drill OSR, cover crops and beans into the strip of cultivated soil left by the Ultralite tine. Tillso says it will also be launching a more traditional sub-soiler in the new year which will take its Sabre Mono and Sabre Max tine working at depths of 10–16in. This is in a more conventional V-configuration machine with three or five tines at spacings of 600–800mm, followed by its Diamond rear roller. FG

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Fertiliser spreaders prove popular in UK and Ireland Fertiliser spreaders from Lemken have been well received in the first season in the UK and Ireland, the company says. The three ranges on offer, Spica, Tauri and Polaris, come with tank volumes from 900–4,000 litres and a broad range of control options, from a basic version through to 100 per cent Isobus. The new fertiliser spreaders meet the most stringent requirements regarding precision of application and economy. “Comfortable setting options guarantee that fertiliser is applied

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precisely and economically,“ comments Lemken UK general manager, Paul Creasy. The Lemken fertiliser spreaders are considered high-quality products which optimally complement the company’s existing product portfolio in tillage, sowing and crop care. The entry level model Spica, with tank volumes from 900–2,100 litres and working widths of up to 24m, is ideal for smaller growers. The mid-range Tauri offers a large loading volume of up to 3,000 litres. This implement delivers higher fertilising efficacy through large working widths of up to 36m. Equipment such as the weighing system, width section control and Isobus preparation make the Tauri 12 not only highly precise but also very comfortable to operate. The range-topping Polaris machines offer working widths of up to 50m and tank volumes of up to 4,000 litres, as well as sophisticated technology such as the Epsilon spreader vane system or the GPS-supported Econov section control system. FG

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Smaller tractors gain big tractor comfort and technology An online press conference in early October revealed details of new models and future strategies from Fendt. David Williams reports. The conference was at Fendt’s Marktoberdorf, Germany, headquarters, and product news included tractors, harvesters, robots and electronic management systems. The event started with an address by outgoing Agco Group CEO and long-standing chairman of the Supervisory Board, Martin Richenhagen, who has led Agco for 16 years and is retiring at the end of this year. Martin discussed the effect of Covid-19 on worldwide sales and he said that, although total Fendt tractor production and sales for 2020 are likely to fall slightly below the 20,000-unit target, he believes that 30,000 tractor sales per year remains a realistic future objective.

Successful 2020 Following Martin’s address, vice president and brand head Fendt EME and chairman of the Board Christophe Groblinghoff talked more about sales in each region and highlighted Fendt’s continued success in terms of German market share, and particularly with regard to the high-horsepower sector. He explained that, despite having healthy order volumes, Fendt had to put all tractor, and some harvester production on hold for almost five weeks due to Covid-19. Since then, production has almost caught up with the backlog, and Christophe pointed out that the company has seen higher sales volumes for September this year than for the same month in 2019. Echoing Martin’s comment regarding this year’s 20,000-unit tractor sales target, Christophe said the company expects total sales of 18,750 units – only slightly below last year’s result, and the second-best in Fendt’s history. He went on to say that Fendt continues gaining market share in Europe, excluding Turkey, the Middle East and

Algeria where smaller tractors are typical, and currently supplies just over 10 per cent of new tractors sold in the region. By model volume, Fendt anticipates total tracked tractor sales of 110 units, including the new 1100 Vario MT. Ideal and Shaker combine numbers are predicted to end up similar to 2019 at 360 units, and it was suggested that, had it not been for Covid-19 halting production for a period preharvest, total manufacturing and sales numbers would have been higher. Square balers are selling well, and the prediction for this year is 116 unit sales. Fendt’s round balers are increasing in sales volume and more than 1,000 units will have been manufactured and sold by the end of 2020.

Future technology Talking about future developments; Christophe said Fendt has spent approximately one billion US dollars on the German Agco sites and Fendt tractor

development during Martin Richenhagen’s time at the helm over the past 16 years, and he highlighted models including the 1000 Vario-series as a result of this investment. There are 500 engineers currently working in research and development, and a new six-storey building has been set up to house a team of 120 working on solely on Digitalisation.

200 Vario Fendt’s 200 Vario tractors have reappeared in the range after a major redesign, bringing features and operating logic into line with larger models in the line-up. A new cab also includes the FendtONE operating concept as standard, and the flagship 211 Vario comes with DynamicPerformance power boost. There are five models in the new 200 Vario series, from 79–124hp. All are available in Power, Profi and Profi+ specifications which means there are versions suitable for all types of farm. continued over…

The latest 200 Vario-series tractors have new cabs and are the third series to be available with FendtONE operating systems.

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Power is from 3-cyl, 3.3-litre Agco Power engines, meeting Stage 5 emissions standards. Efficiency is boosted by hydraulic-driven tappets and a Visctronic fan.

The Profi+ specification makes the most of opportunities for smart farming, and by combining the 10in dashboard display with a 12in terminal, this allows the user to get the best from Isobusenabled implements and GPS guidance. Fendt Guide provides automatic steering down to 1cm accuracy, just as on the larger tractors in the line-up. Job management and reporting can be achieved through Fendt Task Doc – available through the Agronomy module. Using Task Doc, a farm manager can use the FendtONE offboard app to create jobs from anywhere with an internet connection and send them straight to the machine. When the job is complete, the operator can document the job and send it straight back to the farm office as a job report, describing which fields have been worked, and operational details.

New cab The new 200 Vario comes with a bigger cab with more headroom. A completely new FendtONE control console includes a multi-function joystick, crossgate lever, and allows an optional 12in touchterminal to be added. A 10in digital dashboard on the steering column displays travel speed, engine speed and fluid levels. A push-dial selects what additional information is included on the screen. Electric hydraulic valves are standard on all 200 Vario models, allowing flow rates and timed operation to be controlled from the cab, and adjusted through the dashboard display or the 12in terminal.

DynamicPerformance The 211 Vario has up to 10hp extra available through DynamicPerformance. The management system monitors demand from the PTO, hydraulics, engine fan and air conditioning, and if extra power is needed then it is supplied. Fendt explains that DynamicPerformance is especially well suited to stationary PTO work such as driving feed mixers, and it will also activate during field and transport tasks. The new 200 Vario is available to order now, for delivery early in 2021.

Special purpose tractors Three specification levels are available. This is the cab interior from the top Profi+ version.

User aids include two cruise control speeds which are set and recalled using the 10in digital dashboard. Engine speeds can also be stored for constant PTO performance. The multi-function joystick includes buttons for engine and travel speed adjustment. The joystick can also control two remote service valves and activate cruise control, and there are assignable buttons for additional controls such as work lights and engine/gearbox functions.

The 200 Vario-series is also available in a VFP variant for vineyard, fruit and hop applications, with full FendtONE functionality. There are five models, and outer widths range from 1.07–1.68m. A new four-pillar cab provides more space and headroom than its predecessor and there is the option to upgrade the air filtration to category 4 for specific applications. The Fendt 200 VFP Vario model can also be equipped with the large 12in terminal, and in the narrower cab this is mounted above the windscreen in the roof compartment.

Ideal for loaders The 200 Vario will be popular with smaller mixed and livestock farms, and many will be supplied with loaders. An advantage of the new cab is an improved roof window which includes a narrow front cross bar to minimise any obstruction to the view. This is a particular advantage for handling loads at height such as when stacking bales. A new option is a relief-control system for the front linkage, allowing working pressure to be finely adjusted for optimum contour following. Fendt suggests there are particular benefits for mowing, reducing the risk of contamination through cutter bar contact with the ground. Cab equipment includes a fridge and, for winter working, the 10-vent air distribution system includes footwell heating.

Profi version The Profi version also includes a load-sensing hydraulic pump and there is an optional 3L joystick, both of which improve performance and control for loader work. There are doors on both sides of the cab.

FendtONE brings together the onboard world of the tractor cab and the offboard world of a farm office or anywhere else with an internet connection and away from the machine. Onboard digital products such as Fendt Task Doc are run on the machine. Offboard planning and management takes place on a PC or mobile device.

The FendtONE operating system provides seamless integration between the onboard world of the tractor cab and the offboard world of the farm office, or anywhere else with an internet connection. It provides opportunities to make the most of available field and task data and simplifies record keeping.

The basic principle is that jobs can be created offboard, then sent to the machine to be completed. The driver receives the task, details of the implement and the work locations including specific field instructions, and can immediately start work. This means there is no need for telephone conversations or meetings to discuss the work, which saves a lot of time for larger fleets and teams. All job recording is automatic and precise details as to how long each job has taken are stored for recall at any time. Time is saved and accuracy is ensured. FendtONE can also reliably record and store details of fertiliser or plant protection chemical applications. Key information regarding the area treated and dosage is recorded, and the automated system makes it easier to comply with current and future regulations. FendtONE can link to third-party farm management software systems through Agrirouter, which also simplifies communications within mixed brand machinery fleets. FendtONE onboard is available for Fendt 300 Vario and 700 Vario tractors now and is also being introduced for new 200 Vario models. Fendt offboard will be available from February in selected countries including the UK.

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The new 200 Vario-series is available in narrow versions from just 1.07m wide.

FendtONE The conference provided updates on FendtONE. The operating concept was displayed at Agritechnica last November and the system promises efficiency benefits for all sizes and types of farm.

The conference also announced the availability of Fendt’s Momentum maize drill for the 2021 season, although sales are firmly targeted at largescale growers in Eastern Europe. The Momentum precision seeder is available in 16- and 24-row versions with row spacing at 70cm, proving 12 and 18m working widths. Two seed tanks provide a combined volume of 4,581 litres and the optional fertiliser tank holds 3,785 litres. Precise seed spacing is achieved at up to 16kph, using technology developed by Agco’s Precision Planting division, and accuracy of 99.5 per cent is claimed even at high speeds.

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Fendt has announced its 16- and 24-row Momentum precision drills. The target market is Eastern Europe, but the drills are certain to attract interest from large-scale UK growers too.

Combine news Fendt has added a new combine to its conventional straw-walker line-up, suitable for operation on very steep slopes. The 5275CSL joins the C-series and complements the existing PL and PLI models. The new combine compensates for cross slopes up to 38 per cent, and vertical tilt uphill to 35 per cent and downhill to 10 per cent. The operator

adjusts the system from the in-cab terminal and with slope compensation activated the threshing mechanism, grain tank, separator, cleaning section and cab all remain horizontal. New FreeFlow and PowerFlow headers have been developed to suit the new combine. Fendt Connect telematics is now available for C- and L-series combines making it easier to share job data. The system reads, stores and evaluates machine data and shares it via the mobile network. Extensive CAN bus data is also collected, and authorised dealers can analyse error codes and service data to avoid downtime through targeted preventative maintenance.

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Fendt has added a new C-series conventional strawwalker combine with compensation for extreme slopes.

Investment in Fendt’s Xaver field robot development continues, and the latest versions have three driven wheels, rather than four on earlier test machines. Each robot has a 2.6kWh battery and weighs less than 150kg unladen. Maximum weight,

with an attachment or ballast, is 250kg. The robots are designed to operate in swarms, and a group of six equipped with seeders developed by Precision Planting can achieve work rates of approximately three hectares per hour, including time required for battery charging and seed hopper filling. Advantages over conventional full-size field machinery include 80 per cent reduction in ground pressure, lower energy consumption, zero emissions or leaks and zero noise, according to Fendt, which points out that the robots can also operate continuously. FG

Xaver robots have evolved. Latest versions have three wheels and more power than earlier models. Fendt’s Precision Planting division has developed a planting unit for the robots, which allows extremely high accuracy to be achieved while a swarm of six robots can complete three hectares per hour.



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Practical and comfortable farm transport Demand for farm pick-ups remains strong, and high-specification double cab versions are a practical alternative to traditional 4x4s. David Williams put Ford’s latest Ranger Limited through its paces. Ford’s Ranger pick-ups are available in single-, extended- and double-cab versions and five levels of specification from the base XL to the top Raptor. Farmers Guide tested the base XL single-cab earlier this autumn (see September edition), but this time the week-long test featured the double-cab Limited model. The mid-range Limited specification includes a large number of upgrades over the XL, including extra comfort, more driver aids and added external styling features and Farmers Guide’s test included load carrying and towing on a large arable farm as well as long road journeys.

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ratios, although the considerable torque from the engine allowed higher gears to be used with little down-shifting required for reduced speeds or hills. The Ranger’s suspension is well designed, and copes well whether the pick-up is fully loaded or empty, and although the ride quality is firm when there is nothing in the rear load bed, it was never uncomfortable. The test week included travel on fields and farm tracks, and prolonged dry weather towards the end of harvest meant the ground was particularly hard. However, the Ranger coped well, soaking up the bumps, and allowing reasonably high travel speeds to be maintained.

Interior The Limited comes with comfortable and practical leather seats. Both front seats are heated and there is eight-way electric adjustment for the driver and four-way manual adjustment for the passenger seat. The cab is spacious with plenty of legroom and even with the front seats right back, there is adequate space at the rear. There is plenty of storage for odds and ends at the front, including a large centre console which is also a cool box, and a generous sized glovebox. The door pockets are big enough to take drink bottles and there is a handy tray on top of the dashboard for smaller items. For rear seat occupants, there are smaller door pockets, as well as handy pockets in the back of the front seats. The rear seat lifts up and under one half there is the vehicle tool kit and the other half is available for storage. continued over…

The Limited is available with a choice of 170 or 213hp, 2.0-litre engines, both requiring AdBlue to meet the latest emissions requirements. The more powerful engine uses twin turbochargers to achieve smooth power delivery across the rev range, and up to 500Nm of torque is available, making it the ideal choice for frequent towing. Transmission choice is either 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic, and the Ranger supplied for the Farmers Guide test came with the more powerful 213hp power unit and the manual gearbox.

Performance and comfort With the 213hp engine, on-road performance was excellent and brisk acceleration made it easy to make the most of opportunities to overtake. The six-speed gearbox had well-spaced gear The interior is comfortable and well-equipped. Leather seats and a leather-bound steering wheel are easy to wipe clean.

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The steering wheel is leather-bound and comfortable and, like the seats, it can be easily wiped clean which is an advantage for a farmbased vehicle. The Limited specification is generous, and driver aids include electrically adjustable and heated folding mirrors with integrated puddle lamps. There are front parking sensors and a rear-view camera, and bright bi-xenon headlamps. Keyless entry and ignition means that keys can remain in the driver’s pocket, which is a useful feature for tasks such as livestock or crop checking which require the driver to get in and out frequently. The dashboard and controls are well laid out. There is a large touchscreen for the navigation system and for media. One less satisfactory

aspect of the design is the trip computer display. This is squeezed into a small area on the right of the instrument panel, which also includes the fuel level display and lane guidance and is difficult to see clearly.

Practicality As with other double-cab pick-ups, the bed is short to make space for the longer cab. However, the Ranger remains a practical load carrier and the load bed is 155cm long and 151cm wide, narrowing to 113cm between the wheel arches. The tailgate opening is 123cm wide, providing plenty of space for loading. The tailgate is heavily made and strong enough to rest heavy items. There are three internal tie down points and an adjustable internal rack which can also be used to secure loads. The Ranger Limited double-cab is rated to carry a maximum 1,056kg payload and tow braked trailers up to 3,500kg. Maximum gross vehicle weight is 3,270kg and maximum gross train weight is 6,000kg. Ground clearance is 237mm and maximum wading depth is 800mm.

Attractive proposition The Ranger comes with a three-year, 60,000mile factory warranty and back-up is available through Ford’s large UK dealer network. There is ample space for rear seat passengers. Front and rear doors open wide for easy access.

The load bed is practical and tough enough to withstand typical farm use.

Promotional prices available for Ranger models currently mean that the Limited doublecab with the 213hp engine is available for approximately £27,920, and extras fitted to the test vehicle added just over £2,300.

Verdict The Ranger is Europe’s best-selling pick-up and the mid-range Limited provides a decent level of comfort for longer journeys but remains practical for load carrying. With three body formats to choose from and five levels of specification, the range is well worth considering whatever the size and type of farm. FG

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News New upgrades and extended warranty available for portable bowsers

Exclusive dealer appointed for grain specialist Sukup Europe has announced the appointment of McArthur Agriculture as its exclusive dealer for grain storage, drying and handling equipment in northern England and Scotland. Discussing the recent appointment, Sukup Europe’s UK sales manager, John Statt commented: “After successfully working with McArthur Agriculture over the last few years we are delighted to be further strengthening our working partnership together and the McArthur team are well placed to continue with our expansion into northern England and Scotland. Most importantly, they strive to find the best solutions available for their individual farming customers’ grain drying and storage requirements and they have a first-class reputation for supplying top quality equipment

which is backed up by one of the best product support teams in the industry.” McArthur Agriculture sales director, Scott McArthur added: “The Sukup drying silo offers farms investing in new grain drying and storage outstanding value for money. The rapid adoption of this technology in other parts of Europe is proof that the concept can work in the most challenging harvest conditions. We look forward to working with Sukup, specifying and installing their products alongside our existing core product range.” The Sukup drying silo system will be on display at the McArthur Agriculture open days held from 9am– 5pm on 3rd–5th November. Contact McArthur Agriculture on 01724 747110 or visit www.mcarthuragriculture.co.uk to register for this event. FG

Cambridgeshire-based manufacturer Techneat Engineering has confirmed three recent upgrades and extended the manufacturer’s warranty on its full range of portable bowsers. Both of the company’s portable diesel and AdBlue bowsers are now equipped with a better-fitting lid for improved fuel retention. New users will also benefit from an improved brass, higher flow breather on all tanks, as well as improved nozzle locks on the Techneat lowprofile, 220-litre diesel and AdBlue models. “We now offer tank sizes in 100–440-litre capacities across all our diesel and AdBlue models, including our range of low-profile bowsers designed for the back of pick-up trucks. All are moulded from strong, robust polyethylene and come complete with a 12V 30-litre/min pump. All Techneat bowsers come with

handles at both ends for easy lifting, a manual nozzle and a 5m delivery hose as standard. Auto-nozzles, extended hoses and a flow meter are available as additional options,” confirms Techneat rota moulding product manager, Jamie MacDonald. “For additional customer support we have also extended our warranty on all new bowsers from 12–24 months,” he adds. FG



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Dealer launches online portal for second-hand machinery sales Ben Burgess has launched a new service offering use of its website as a platform to reach potential buyers, for those looking to sell second-hand machinery. The company’s website benburgess.co.uk receives over 26,000 visitors a month and, with more than 850 used items available online, it offers a great choice to suit a range of budgets. Although 2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, the interest in used equipment, especially ex-hire machines, has increased for Ben Burgess. Used equipment and export manager, Charlie Oldfield, commented: “We have welcomed a higher number of visitors online given the travel restrictions due to Covid-19. With viewings restricted for a time also, we have been providing more photos and video walkarounds of machinery to help secure sales. The introduction of Ag-Shop has provided our customers and contacts further afield with options when selling their used equipment and

we have been able to generate enquiries for them that they may never have received by themselves, for example, from overseas markets. It assists us as a business to turn new and used stock quicker and provides a positive customer experience. “All of the machinery we advertise is from the agricultural, construction and grounds care industries however we are now able to show a wider range, including pick-up trucks and specialist equipment such as hook-lift trailers – items really beneficial to our online audience.” A number of customers have already shared how happy they are with the service provided by the online shop. According to John Barrett of Sentry Farming: “From the start, Will and his team have been

extremely helpful, guiding how best to sell our machinery and at what values. We have been able to reach their international buyers to achieve significantly higher prices than we would on our own. “Ag-Shop is a great way of selling your used equipment. The Ben Burgess team were very helpful and offered good advice on what values to sell our machine at. It took the hassle and stress out of selling our machine privately. We would recommend this service,” read a testimonial provided by Ian and Julia Harris of AL Topham & Son.“ Ben Burgess has seven branches across East Anglia and into the East Midlands. Each offers a range of used machinery with Ben Burgess Ellington in Huntingdon being the company’s specialist Used Equipment Centre. Further information can be found at www.ag-shop.co.uk. FG

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Tractors, forage machinery and handlers updated As the effects of Covid-19 continue, Claas opted for an online launch of new and updated products in late September. David Williams reports. Tractor news Axion 900-series tractors have been upgraded to meet Stage 5 emissions standards. The FPT Cursor 9, 8.7-litre, 6-cyl power units meet the higher emissions standards without requiring EGR. Depending on the model, engine outputs are from 325–445hp at only 1,800rpm. Claas is maintaining its low-speed concept to maximise efficiency, and peak torque of 1,600–1,860Nm is available at only 1,400rpm. There is no power boost and maximum power is available for all applications. CMatic CVT transmission is standard, and maximum pulling power is available from 0.05–50kph, with the maximum 50kph travel speed achieved at between 1,400–1,470rpm. Latest Axion 900-series tractors can be supplied with factory-fitted central tyre inflation and Cemos performance optimisation.

A new option to maximise working efficiency for all applications is central tyre inflation. An air delivery rate up to 2,800-litres/min allows the tractor tyres to be inflated for road transport quickly, and there is also the option to use the system for implement or trailer tyres too. Control is through Isobus, and settings and adjustments are all available through the tractor’s Cebis terminal. The Axion 900 tractors have an unladen weight from only 12.5t, but Claas claims that with optimum 50/50 front and rear axle weight distribution and maximum traction from tyres at their ideal working pressures, the tractors won’t need ballast apart from for heavy towing. Half-track TerraTrac versions have also been updated to meet the latest emissions standards and are available in Axion 930 and Axion 960 variants. A new option for the Axion 900-series tractors is a leather package, including leather upholstery for both seats, plus the steering wheel and armrest.

Performance optimisation Cemos is new for the Axion 900, having previously been available on Axion 800-series models. It is also a new option for Arion

Claas used an online press launch to announce new products and updates. A new Torion telescopic boom loader which combines articulated and rear wheel steering for stability and extreme manoeuvrability was a highlight.

500 and Arion 600 models. The system can be fitted to machines equipped with a Cebis terminal, and it assists the driver by constantly monitoring performance and identifying settings adjustments to improve working efficiency, as working conditions alter. Claas suggests that, compared to manual adjustment, using Cemos to maintain optimum working efficiency can provide fuel savings or increase work rates by more than 10 per cent. Cemos is also compatible with the new Claas central tyre inflation system, which means tyre pressures can be included as part of the adjustment strategy.

Wider availability The Claas central tyre inflation system isn’t only for the latest Axion 900-series. It is also available for Axion 800 tractors, and smaller Arion 500 and Arion 600 models. The system is controlled by the tractor’s Cebis terminal but can also be used with Claas S10 or new Cemis 700 displays. Because control is through Isobus, there is the option to switch between tyre pressure settings suitable for road, grassland or soil using the function keys on the armrest, or on the CMotion control joystick. The CTIC 2800 system is extremely practical and quick, and typical 600/70R28 and 710/70R38 tyres can be inflated from 0.8-bar to 1.8-bar in just 80 seconds. To maintain a narrow transport width under 3.0m, the inflation hoses can be quickly removed thanks to push-in couplings on the rotary unions, and stored securely in retainer clips on the mudguards. continued over…

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Forage wagon upgrades Cargos dual-purpose and forage transport wagons with Business specification can now be fitted with a new Isobus-compatible Cemis 700 terminal, replacing the previous Communicator 2 control screen. The Cemis 700, 7in touchscreen can be operated by 10 backlit hard keys and a rotary push switch, and the screen can also display images from up to two cameras. The Cargos 8400 wagon is available now with optional side extensions to boost load capacity by 2.5m3 to 38m3.

Rear mower updates Two new rear mower ranges have been announced. The Disco 10 and Disco 100 ranges include seven new models with working widths from 2.2–3.4m, and come with the Max Cut bed which was previously only on wider models. Max Cut beds have a waved leading edge, allowing the cutting discs to be mounted close to the front of the bed and, with new specially formed discs there is a greater amount of overlap between the blades, creating a larger cutting area for optimum performance and crop flow. The new models replace current Disco Inline and Disco 50-series mowers, and are available for the 2021 season. All side-mounted Disco disc mowers will be supplied with a centre-of-gravity hitching system, ensuring a constant working pressure across the full working width. Suspension and ground working pressure are controlled by a large spring which exerts a line of force through the mower’s centre of gravity, ensuring smooth travel for clean forage and minimum sward damage. Disco 10 mowers combine strength with a low operating weight and use a similar headstock and frame design to the previous higher specification Disco 50 series. A double gearbox drive allows a 95-degree folding angle and allows the mowers to fold narrow for transport. Belt drive, similar to the Disco 50 models, is easily adjusted without tools and absorbs shock loads. For working in light crops, the tractor engine speed can be reduced to provide a PTO speed of 460rpm, saving fuel.

Two new ranges of rear mower have been introduced, both with centre-ofgravity side mounting systems.

Disco 100 New Disco 320 and 360 straight mowers replace current 3150 and 3450 models and have working widths of 3.0m and 3.4m respectively. They share a similar mechanical spring pressure control system to the Disco 10 models, and also have a double gearbox, integrated collision protection and quick blade changing. The mowers fold to 105 degrees, ensuring the view through the tractor’s rear-view mirrors isn’t obstructed and the road lights can be seen. Improved folding on hilly ground is provided by a

double-acting hydraulic ram. Two mower conditioner versions are also available designated the Disco 280C and Disco 320C, with working widths of 2.6m and 3.0m respectively. The conditioner has full-width steel tines and folds to 95 degrees for transport. For the UK and Ireland, a headland stop is fitted as standard on Disco 280, 320, 360 and 320C models, and is a new option for Disco 24, 28 and 32 models. All new Disco 100- and 120-series mowers come with road lights as standard. continued over…

A new version of the largest Orbis maize header is available. With five-section folding it achieves a transport width under 3.0m.

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Maize header news The widest Orbis maize headers can now fold to under 3.0m for transport. Orbis 700 and Orbis 900 headers are both in five sections, which allows them to fold quickly to a compact size without obstructing the view from the cab. With the new narrower folding width, transport speeds up to 40kph are possible. During folding and unfolding, the optional transport protection system folds and unfolds with the header which means there is no need for the operator to leave the cab. The folding process takes only 30 seconds, saving time during set-up and reducing the operator workload. The folding process can be carried out on the move provided the travel speed is below 7kph. The new Orbis headers are capable of cutting stubbles down to only 85mm, and large cutting discs ahead of the feeder unit provide a constant, even flow so that high volumes are handled and processed efficiently. Paddles and cob retainers catch any cobs which fall and ensure they are processed with the rest of the crop. The V-shaped crop transport system is supported by two feeder cones on the impellers on each side. Feeder drums with three speed settings handle the longitudinal transfer of crop to the feeder unit. For lodged maize, side covers with hydraulic-driven lodged maize augers are available along with lodged maize cones for the outer transport discs. For very tall maize, optional guide bracket extensions can be fitted. A two-speed drive gearbox allows the speed of the cutting drums to be set to match the cutting conditions, and the three-speed cone gearbox allows speed adjustment to suit different chop lengths. Accurate ground following is ensured, despite the Orbis 900’s wide working width. A new tilting frame allows +\-5 degrees of tilt correction in combination with Auto Contour hydraulic swing movement compensation. In addition to the two sensor bands at the outer edges, a centre sensor band is an option, to improve performance on uneven ground.

High-tech telescopic handler The Torion loader range has grown with the addition of an articulated telescopic loader with a central boom. The Torion 738T Sinus is the first

loader of its type from Claas, and it comes with a high standard specification including a unique steering system, maximising stability and manoeuvrability. At full height the bucket pivot point is 4.96m above the ground and maximum payload is 2,300kg carried on forks on level ground. Maximum tipping load with the chassis articulated is 3,800kg. Maximum loading and stacking height with forks is 4.80m and maximum forward reach is 2.69m. High break-out force through Z-kinematics makes the new Scorpion ideal for loading manure and other heavy materials from heaps. A compact implement frame maximises the operator’s view of the attachment and load. The boom has end-of-travel damping for operator comfort and reduced wear and tear.. The hydraulic pump delivers 93-litres/min ensuring fast cycle times, but where demanding hydraulic-driven attachments are used, there is the option of an additional pump adding 28-litres/min. A double-acting hydraulic service can be added at the rear and, at the front two control circuits can be fitted. The hydraulics have a free-flow return.

Agile and stable The new Torion has a unique steering arrangement, using the articulated chassis and a rear steering axle. This allows the chassis articulation to be limited to just 30 degrees which maintains stability, while the rear wheel angle provides an additional 25 degrees. This results in an incredibly tight 1.49m inside turn radius, which means that a full turn can be achieved in a space only 4.22m wide, including clearance for the bucket. Because the chassis is articulated, this allows the front and rear sections to pivot by up to eight degrees each way to compensate for uneven ground, and layered springs within the pivot provide damping, which helps ensure a comfortable ride.

the boom and implement carrier operation on the 9in touch-screen terminal. The dynamic load limit function uses pressure and angle sensors to ensure operation is comfortable and safe, and load status is displayed on the control terminal. As the load range limits are reached; extension and retraction of the lift arms is restricted and eventually locked altogether. Depending on the load and current clearance height, the telescoping speed and boom lifting and lowering speed is restricted and the dynamic control system ensures smooth operation with no bouncing. The new Torion is the first machine in its class to also offer automatic bucket return, which retracts and lowers the boom and adjusts the bucket angle all in one action to match a pre-set position with a single joystick movement.

Efficient power Power is from a 73hp 4-cyl Yanmar engine with a wastegate turbocharger and which meets Stage 5 emissions standards without AdBlue. An optional automatic reversing fan can be specified to keep the cooling pack clear in dusty working environments. Drive is hydrostatic, with a two-speed automatic gearbox and two speed ranges are available for selection, allowing travel up to 20kph in range one, and up to 40kph in range two. Automatic shifting is provided in both ranges, with synchronisation of the gearbox and hydrostat for smooth operation. Locking differentials are standard.

Efficient cab Visibility is excellent. There are four narrow pillars, a deep front windscreen and the rear engine cover slopes down steeply. The boom is narrow, allowing the operator to see past to both sides of the implement carrier. The entry door and righthand window can both be opened and latched back at 180 degrees. The standard seat has heating and pneumatic damping, and air conditioning is provided. The steering column can be adjusted to three positions and the cab floor is flat for maximum comfort and ease of cleaning. The main control joystick is on the right-hand armrest and moves and pivots with the seat. FG

Smart Loading The Torion is available with Smart Loading which adds automatic functions for reduced operator input and improved working efficiency during repetitive handling tasks. These include programmable maximum and minimum lift height and lowering depth limits, automatic bucket return, dynamic load limit and display of

The cab of the new Torion Sinus has plenty of space and provides excellent visibility.

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Selling your farm with 2020 vision Those looking to sell their farm can mitigate the impact of current challenges and, in some instances, even benefit from them, one expert believes. Andrew Chandler (pictured), a partner at Carter Jonas, is optimistic that static land values, evenly matched supply and demand and new opportunities are all good news for potential sellers. “A lifestyle change is happening and we expect this demand to continue – if you can capitalise on this then it improves saleability no end,” Andrew says. But those still recovering from the shock of 2020 may be risk adverse when it comes to listing. With that in

mind, Andrew runs through his predictions and possible blind spots in the road ahead. COVID: “When lockdown started to ease and we could return to the ‘new normal’ the pause picked up from where it left off and, in a lot of areas, it had more spring in its step than before,” Andrew says. And, thanks to the efficient use of alternative marketing measures such as virtual viewings, trading has continued apace. “Unless there are draconian

restrictions imposed, we would expect marketing of property and movement in the marketplace to continue, albeit with careful measures in place,” he adds. As consumers adapt, their wish list for properties and land has altered. “The Covid world has crystallised the desire for many to have more space,” Andrew reckons. “Land and property providing this, and in close proximity to good travel networks, is high in demand from lifestyle purchasers.” TAX: Although the autumn budget has been cancelled, Andrew believes changes that impact the land market could be forthcoming as the Chancellor considers every means of supporting the country through the current crisis and tackling increasing national debt. “We expect the Chancellor will be making further erosions of reliefs or increasing tax rates for Capital Gains Tax, given the disparity between top rates of capital and income taxes,” Andrew says. BPS: Tapered reductions in BPS

payments and the transition to ELMS could prove another contributing factor to sell for some. Diversified businesses and those with varied landscapes or features enabling them to take advantage of public money for public goods will be better placed to manage the removal of direct payments. However, it could prove a potential stumbling point for smaller operations. “As the income decreases, we would expect it to be a contributing factor in the decision to consider a sale in the next five years,” Andrew says. BREXIT: While Covid is currently at the forefront of everyone’s mind, proposed amendments to the Brexit Withdrawal Treaty and NI borders continue regardless and UK-US negotiations are ongoing. “UK farm gate prices are likely to be pushed to compete with the margins of businesses in a global world where there is no level playing field on production systems,” Andrew says. This means that many will move to larger holdings to factor in the economies of scale, with those who cannot produce on scale forced to consider alternative solutions – selling being one of them. FG

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News Sharmans team members (l-r): Scott Barclay, managing director; Sally-Anne Hazard, marketing director; Francis Disney, sales director; James Madge, aftermarket director.

Recently-appointed dealer opens a sixth depot Case IH dealer, Sharmans Agricultural Limited, opened its latest depot near Eltisley in Cambridgeshire on 5th October. The family-run machinery dealership currently has its head office in Grantham, Lincolnshire and operates four further depots in Nottinghamshire (Lowdham), Lincolnshire (Stamford), Leicestershire (Melton Mowbray) and Northamptonshire (Pytchley,

Kettering). The business became a Case IH dealership in April 2020. Commenting on the development, Paul Harrison, Case IH business director UK & ROI, said: “We are delighted that Sharmans has added a further depot to its business so soon after joining the Case IH

brand. Since their appointment just a few months ago, the Barclay family and their team have demonstrated huge enthusiasm for the brand and this commitment has quickly translated into sales success. “Adding another depot in such a key geographic area is a strong

sign of their commitment to both our brand and customers in Cambridgeshire and surrounding area. We very much value strong and dynamic businesses like this who are supporting our ambitious growth plans for the UK and Ireland.” Sharmans has been run by the Barclay family since 1981, with managing director, Scott Barclay, currently heading up the business. Scott said: “We are really pleased to have added another depot to the business. Joining the Case IH network has been a really exciting time for us and our team, and we know that the Case IH tractor and harvesting range has lots to offer the strong arable farming area in and around Cambridgeshire. “Our new Eltisley depot will allow us to provide the same extremely high levels of support in sales, service and parts that our existing customers have become accustomed to. We are very much looking forward to working with the farming community in this new area.” FG

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A sale arranged by Cheffins in late September on behalf of farmers and vegetable producers, KS Coles Ltd, included high specification modern machinery which attracted competitive bidding, resulting in an excellent result for the vendor.

A dispersal sale of mainly modern machinery from a long-established root vegetable producer took place in late September in Somerset. David Williams reports. The sale was organised by Cheffins, and resulted from the Coles family, trading as KS Coles Ltd, deciding to give up swedegrowing to concentrate on diversification projects and arable crops. The family has been involved in marketing vegetables from Somerset for more than three generations, and was one of the UK’s largest producers of swedes, peas and broad beans for supply to all major UK supermarkets and also supplied markets overseas. The sale included modern premium brand tractors and

specialist vegetable growing and harvesting machinery, as well as packhouse equipment.

Successful sale Cheffins auctioneer Oliver Godfrey, who sold the lots with fellow auctioneer Bill King, said the sale was a great success – attracting more than 200 people in attendance on the day, and at least another 200 accessing the event online through Cheffins’ own well-proven system. “The sale day weather was excellent, and definitely helped raise the mood and encouraged competitive bidding,” he said.

The display of premium brand tractors on offer would have impressed in any dealer’s

“We didn’t know the Coles family previously, but found them very easy to work with before and during the sale. We know that the change in farming policy was a difficult decision for them, and were delighted that all the effort that they and their team put into preparing everything for display paid off so well through the excellent prices achieved. The machinery had been carefully maintained and well looked after, and it attracted interest and buyers from throughout much of mainland Europe as well as Ireland and Scotland.”

Richard Western trailers always make good money at farm sales, and this 2018, 30ft tandem axle steel flat-bed trailer had air brakes and air suspension and was equipped with an anti-lock braking system. In very tidy condition, it sold for £10,800.

Online bidding popular Oliver said that, although the current Covid-19 situation has led to a slight reduction in numbers attending on-site auctions, those who attended the KS Coles sale observed social distancing requirements, wore face masks when required and frequently applied hand sanitiser. “We are finding that the systems we put in place work well for those who are present, but our online bidding system which includes multiple photographs of each lot, has become trusted and is proving popular. Demand for good quality, well-maintained machinery remains strong.” FG

One of the older tractors on offer was this John Deere 2040S Power Synchron 4wd. It was a 1985 example on a B-registration and was fitted with 13.6R38 rear, and 11.2R28 front tyres. It had recorded only 8,626 hours and sold for a very respectable £8,000.

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In excellent condition, this Amazone ZA-TS Profis Hydro 3200 Ultra twin-disc fertiliser spreader came with an integrated bag lifter. It was new in 2014 and sold for a very impressive £9,000.

A 2005-manufactured Dowdeswell 140-series MA 6f reversible plough equipped with hydraulic vari-width adjustment was in good order and had been recently used. The winning bidder paid £1,300.

The sale included three Fendt 930 Vario Profi-Plus tractors, all with 50kph transmissions, air brakes, and front linkages and all in excellent condition. One was new in 2018 and had recorded only 4,377 hours. It was on 650/85R38 rear, and 600/65R34 front tyres and sold for £105,500. The others had similar specifications and were registered on consecutive 66-plates, having been supplied new to the Coles family in January 2017. They were both shod on 710/70R42 rear tyres, and 600/65R34 fronts. One had worked 4,597 hours and sold for £96,000, and the other had recorded 5,605 hours and made £86,000. Of the three tractors – one was sold to a UK buyer; one went to Spain and the other found a new home in the Netherlands.

A Massey Ferguson 7-leg mounted subsoiler with depth wheels and a rear packer roller appeared ready to work and included new wearing metal. It achieved a winning bid of £1,000.

This Bateman RB26 24m self-propelled sprayer with 4wd and 4-wheel steer had a 3,000-litre tank and was on 340/85R36 narrow wheels and tyres, but also came with 380/55R26.5 flotation wheels and tyres. It was registered on a 59-plate having been manufactured in 2009. It had recorded 10,817 hours and sold for an impressive £27,000.

An unusual lot was this Fendt F275GT 2wd tool carrier. New in 1981, it was registered with a W-suffix registration and was on 8.3-44 row-crop wheels. It was tidy and sold with a selection of attachments to a Fens-based farmer who paid £13,500 for the 39-year old machine.

This Vaderstad Carrier 500, 5.5m trailed disc cultivator sold for £5,500.

This Toyota Hi-Lux 2.4TD 4x4 pick-up with a double cab carried a 1997 R-registration and had recorded an impressive 227,548 miles. The price achieved reflected the high mileage at £1,700.

These two John Deeres both sold well. Nearest the camera, a 6930 Premium with PowrQuad 50kph transmission and fitted with a John Deere 683 front loader had air brakes, front linkage and a front PTO and was equipped with 520/85R38 rear, and 420/85R28 front wheels and tyres. The tractor was on an 11-plate and had been on the farm from new. It had recorded 10,551 hours and sold for £33,500. Beside it, a John Deere 6830 Premium with PowrQuad 50kph transmission and also dating from 2011 had an MXT412 front loader, air brakes, front linkage and front PTO, and was on 18.4R38 rear, and 14.9R28 front wheels and tyres. It had also been on the farm from new and had since clocked up 10,927 hours. It achieved a winning bid of £32,500.

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This Grimme hydraulic folding, triple-bed de-stoner was equipped with a Dromone hitch, a reversing camera, 45mm rear webs and 28mm cross-conveyor webs and it had rear hydraulic depth wheels. It sold for £5,000.

Two Fendt 820 Vario tractors on consecutive 11-plates both had 50kph transmission and air brakes, front linkage and front PTO and 650/65R42 rear, and 540/65R30 front tyres. Both had been on the farm from new, and one had worked 9,160 hours and achieved a winning bid of £35,200, and the other had worked 10,727 hours and sold for £35,500.

This elderly, but tidy Howard Super Rotaplanter made only £20.

A sign-written Renault 4x2 tractor unit on a 55-plate appeared tidy and had recorded more than one million km. It made £6,500.

The market for small potato harvesters is limited and this Pearson Enterprise 2000 Plus Star Flow trailed model had full-width digging, an 80mm pitched main web, twin agitation with electric controls, hydraulic driven wheels, a Star Flow Pro Clean system and a swan-neck elevator. The winning bid was £2,300.

One of the star attractions was this Asa-Lift SP460B self-propelled swede/root crop harvester. It was on an 11-plate and had been on the farm from new. It was on Claas Lexion Terra-Tracs which had been fitted new in 2020, was powered by a Caterpillar engine, had a share lift, box filler, cart and bunker elevator, a 6/7t bunker and a detachable lifting bed. It had a new cross-web and had been recently serviced. 7,504 hours had been recorded and the harvester sold for £120,000 to a vegetable producer in Ireland. A Landini irrigation pump set, on a single axle trailer and powered by a 6-cyl Deutz engine and equipped with Murphy controls was a good buy at £800.

One of several Ifor Williams trailers on l offer, this LM166G3 tri-axle 16ft mode with fold-down sides appeared in good order and sold for £1,450.

A Kuhn HR3003D 3m power harrow with a packer roller was new in 2005 and made £3,800.

An impressive selection of trailers was available for bidding.

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A winning bid of £4,800 secured this Grimme RT6000, 6m hydraulic-folding bed tiller.

This Sumo Trio 4.5m hydraulic-folding trailed sub-soiler was in very good condition and made £12,500.

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“There is no reason for Defra or Natural England to hide behind income foregone any longer. This just shows a lack of understanding and ambition.”

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Fallacy of ‘income foregone’ payments for new ELMS revealed Basing new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) payments on the age-old income foregone formula is unnecessary and will fail to deliver the desired public goods, warns a leading agricultural policy advisor. “Other than lack of imagination and ambition, there is absolutely no reason to continue with the simplistic formula of the past,” stresses consultant economist, Simon Ward of The Policy Group, specialising in the impacts of change on the agricultural and food industries. “The one-size-fits-all income foregone calculation is totally inadequate, because it fails to account for variations between different farms; and, even more importantly, the risk to which growers are exposed as a result of the much greater amount of time required to establish small areas of wildlife habitat compared to equivalent areas of crop. “The calculation may reflect the difference in cost, but it completely fails to account for the income actually foregone, particularly in a difficult year,” he argues. “So, it provides little incentive for the sort of ELMS uptake that would really make a difference.” Mr Ward sees quite enough flexibility for ELMS payment rates to be set at a level that will encourage environmental improvements by realistically compensating farmers for actual income losses even within non-trade distorting

‘green box’ World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules on state aid. This is mainly because paying to put productive land into environmental options will limit – not promote – national agricultural production, increasing the UK’s reliance on imports. So, any complaint to the WTO on the grounds of unfair trade distortion would be most unlikely, and even more unlikely to be upheld. “In any case, payments only have to be based on income foregone if included as green box,” points out Mr Ward. “Instead, they could easily be classified as amber box, like current BPS payments for cross-compliance which are substantially more than their additional true cost to growers. He suggests payments could easily reward growers for the true cost of environmental improvements, and be varied with the quality of land and the ability of different farming systems to accommodate them. “What we expect from Government is imaginative thinking to square the circle between environmental enhancements and appropriate rewards for making them,” he concludes. “Which is surely what payment for results in delivering public goods should be all about.

If we don’t do something different, there is no reason to believe anything will change, reasons one of the country’s foremost farmed wildlife specialists. And, to date, he sees the record of successive schemes in achieving the sort of sustained improvements in farmland bird, bee and other wildlife populations he knows to be possible as mixed, to say the least. “All my work with farmers and scientists over nearly 40 years underlines the impressive scale of environmental improvements that can be made within profitable modern farming systems,” says independent consultant Marek Nowakowski, who leads the Agrii environmental team. “In comparison, the gains we have seen from the best part of 30 years of environmental payments to date have been sadly disappointing. “The practical research I have been involved in proves far higher wildlife gains are possible when the right quality habitats and management are employed. Success here has depended upon the right level of support provided in the right way with the right understanding. And, crucially, on not under-estimating either farmers’ abilities or their enthusiasm. “The environmental courses Agrii run for land-owners and managers across the country show effective training and sufficient incentive must go hand-in-hand for successful farm habitat delivery. “Once they understand the fundamentals of habitat creation and management and see for themselves the difference they can make, farmers are hugely enthusiastic about wildlife improvement and very good at achieving it. They take pride in the improvements they make and have a far greater ability and interest in doing so than most outside farming appreciate. “On the other hand, we know from bitter experience that prescriptive ‘solutions’ inappropriate for specific farm circumstances offered without sufficient understanding or support are a recipe for disaster.” FG

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Upgraded fuel management system benefits farm In 2016, Glenrath Farms decided to upgrade its fuel management systems, which included the implementation of Merridale FuelWorks – a market-leading web-based fuel management service. Based in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Glenrath Farms is one of the UK’s leading egg production and marketing companies, producing over one million eggs a day. Road transport plays a central role in the company’s logistics operations and comes under scrutiny in terms of costs, energy consumption, and environmental impact. In 2016, Glenrath decided to upgrade its fuel management systems which included the implementation of Merridale FuelWorks. “The set-up uses internet connectivity to provide online fuel management. All deliveries and fuelling transactions are tracked and we can access the current status from any computer. As well as reconciling fuel purchased, the Merridale service provides scheduled reports of fleet fuel consumption by vehicle ID, including fuelling dates and MPG economy performance,” explained Sandra Dall of Glenrath Farms. The company operates a mixed fleet of around 30 vehicles, comprising articulated and rigid delivery lorries. Smaller vans are used for local requirements and collection from outlying production units. Sandra continued: “Currently the fleet consumes around 15,000-litres/ month. We are operating in a highly competitive sector, so we must have absolute control over our fuel costs. Most vehicles travel within the range of their fuel tanks, so there is no

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News Heavy-duty trackway proves popular with growers Growers struggling with muddy access routes to sugar beet and straw stacks are increasingly turning to heavy-duty trackway panel, Tufftrak, to provide access and turning pads for lorries to pull onto when lifting and loading. Henry Savage, director at Tufftrak supplier All Weather Access, says: “Everyone who has used the panels in the past couple of years has absolutely loved them, and books them for the next year straight away, as they are invaluable at giving access to muddy fields.” Run by a farmer, the company started as a farm diversification initiative 11 years ago. All Weather Access delivers and assembles the panels, then removes them when they are no longer needed. For those that remain in situ for longer, the

company provides a cleaning service on-site part way through the hire. The panels are most often hired, though they are also available to buy. Tufftrak, made from recycled, high-density polyethylene, is ideal for providing temporary roads for heavy plant and machinery. It allows access to inaccessible areas and prevents working areas from becoming too muddy. The panels offer an equivalent performance to aluminium panels, without the security risks or costs, and transport costs are lower than for comparable mats. Tracks can also be used for tipping compost or sewage cake in the corners or fields and a lighter version is available for overflow carparks and outdoor events. FG

Farmer inspired to create durable, stylish work shirts When farmer Claire Power moved from Australia to Ireland nearly a decade ago to be with her partner, she was disappointed to find a lack of good clothing options for farmers in the UK. Growing up in the Outback, she says there were lots of great clothing options for farmers, and she “always felt confident, comfortable and wellprotected from the sun”. But when she relocated to Co. Carlow in Ireland, she realised there was a gap in the market for durable, stylish work clothes. After careful research and feedback from farmers, Claire was inspired to create the Ballybar Filly & Colt work shirts, named after the Ballybar racecourse which once ran behind the farm’s back field. She hopes to build a

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After a scheduled R&D meeting wiring harness. Wheel drive capacity at ScanStone HQ in Forfar, the was not as powerful as it ought to decision was made to launch a have been for 2019, either. recall programme of all machines “We were fortunate that all sold in 2019, to carry out full the sales we made could be upgrades on areas of the machine comprehensively nurtured during that were deemed to be maladroit. the harvesting season by our This included people up and some chassis down the UK, changes as well and customers ScanStone’s new as program were kept harvester range had a updates, wheel happy where drive upgrades, possible,” successful first year of hydraulic commented sales and production. upgrades and William Skea.


electrical harness improvements. “In normal circumstances, most of, if not all of, the machine’s functions would have worked without fail but, with the conditions of 2019, it really did bring everything to light,” explained William. “We were lucky really to have experienced this now because we have gone belt and braces with the modifications so the machine now is better than we could have ever imagined. It is the best trailed harvester on the market today.” Since the machines have been back working in the fields in 2020, it has been reported that the they exceeded expectations in functionality, reliability and usability. Director, Gordon Skea said: “This has been a tough slog for our company and our team, particularly the service guys but we are now more confident than ever in our harvester and look forward to the future inside and outside the UK with continued demonstrations and sales. “The potato growers that know our company and our way of thinking know that we would never let down any of our customers and standing by our machines, in or out of warranty, is paramount above everything for ultimate success.” FG


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News Kuhn's VBP 3100 series variable chamber baler-wrapper combinations are now available with film binding and are included in a 0 per cent finance scheme that runs to 31st December 2020.

Film binding extended to variable chamber baler-wrapper range Kuhn's patented twin-reel film binding system is available for the first time on its variable chamber baler-wrappers following its introduction to the VBP 3100 series machines. This development now brings the advantages of film binding, which include better forage quality, improved feeding efficiency and easier environmental management, to Kuhn’s full range of round balerwrappers. Previously used and proven on the company’s fixed chamber balerwrappers, including FBP and i-BIO ranges, this unique system uses two regular 750mm stretch-film rolls. According to Kuhn, film binding with its twin-reel system enables customers to benefit from a lower

film purchase price and to use a much higher pre-stretch ratio compared to conventional wide film binding systems. Moreover, the processing time is optimised as the starting and end string are as short as possible. This reduces the film binding costs by up to 37 per cent and extends the intervals for changing film reels by another 30 per cent. Alongside the advantages of having only one film type to manage, the regular stretch-film rolls are lighter and easier to handle, and

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Progressive Density baling chamber which uses two chamber rollers, a starter roller and five endless baling belts to produce evenly shaped bales. Belt pressure increases as the bale grows and can be adjusted from the tractor cab to compensate for variations in crop type quality and to maintain a constant density as the bale is formed. The Progressive Density system is key to these combinations having the versatility to bale (and wrap if necessary) a range of wet and dry crops: from hay and straw (5–20 per cent moisture), to haylage (18–35 per cent moisture) and silage (35–80 per cent moisture). VBP 3100 baler-wrappers, with film binding, are included in Kuhn’s latest 0 per cent finance offer that is available until 31st December 2020. The finance scheme applies to 50 per cent of the list price of all Kuhn variable and fixed chamber balers and baler-wrapper combinations including the FB, FBP, VB, VBP and i-BIO machines. It is offered either on a 4+44 monthly payments basis, or on a 1+4 annual payments basis. FG

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Clean forage in difficult conditions Pottinger has upgraded its TOP 842 C centre-swath rake with an innovative feature called Flowtast: the new glide bar is available as an option instead of jockey wheels to track the ground close to the tines over the whole surface, gliding effortlessly over wet and peaty soils. Pottinger presented the innovative glide bar for the first time at Agritechnica in Hanover last year. This spring, the new kit proved it met expectations in the field, says Pottinger, which has been focusing on the production of clean forage. During

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ASK THE EDITOR Livestock Editor: Sarah Kidby

If you have a question about an aspect of your business, or how you might be affected by current political or seasonal issues, email our livestock editor at livestock@farmersguide.co.uk


What are the biggest challenges facing livestock farmers today? A: 2020 has been the year that keeps on giving and, looking ahead, the unknowns surrounding Covid-19 and future trade deals will be at the forefront of the industry’s mind. As I write this, it has been revealed that MPs voted against amendments to the Agriculture Bill, which aimed to ensure imported food matches domestic standards. Whilst perhaps not unexpected, the news will come as a blow to farmers, and many others. But there are, of course, other challenges facing the industry – not least the rise in extreme weather conditions and, lest we forget, pressure to reduce environmental impacts. Furthermore, rapid expansion in the free-range egg market is causing concern about oversupply and pricing.

How might Covid-19 affect farmers this winter? A: Although Covid-19 has hit hard, with some farmers more seriously affected than others, the National Beef Association CEO Neil Shand says beef prices have remained stable, and demand is expected to continue for the rest of 2020. With many restaurants using imported beef, there was actually an increase in demand for British beef from UK supermarkets during lockdown. At-home baking similarly resulted in a spike in demand for eggs. Speaking to farmers around the UK, many say that other issues, such as the problematic harvest or bovine TB, have caused greater problems than Covid-19 – though, of course, it is not known what the impact of a second national lockdown might be.

What can farmers do to mitigate challenges? A: Adapting to change is one of the things farmers do best, and the lockdown saw many adopt innovative strategies to weather the storm. As we head into the unknown, focusing on gathering data to improve efficiency will be more important than ever. It is always a good idea to have a budget for the next six to 12 months, and keep looking at how you can minimise costs. It is also important to reach out for help when you need it – whether it be from other farmers, your vet, feed companies, the AHDB, a consultant, or organisations such as Rabi and FCN. Look out for our full article at www.farmersguide.co.uk

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How to wipe out costly calf scour Calf scour remains prevalent in UK herds causing significant, long-term productivity and animal welfare problems. We spoke to vet Dr Tom Barragry about a unique preventative solution, and beef farmer Sam Chesney, whose herd has been scour-free for nine years.

“Clinical calf scour affects about 14 per cent of the UK herd,” says Dr Barragry, a Professor in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and consultant for Provita Animal Health. “In other words, around one in seven calves will have scour, and perhaps die from it – the mortality is very high. Every single calf with scour could infect around five others, so there can be a cascade effect right through the herd from a single calf. If the environmental contamination is high because of E. coli or rotavirus for example, it is highly unlikely that just one calf will be affected.” Surveys have shown that around 80 per cent of farmers experienced calf scour in their herds in 2019, and 52 per cent had deaths as a result. Yet despite publicity around the importance of early colostrum intake, research has shown that only around a third of calves are given adequate colostrum at the right time. “So you’ve got two issues,” Dr Barragry explains. “Immunologically compromised calves and high environmental contamination, with cases then fanning out across the herd.” Scour is known to have a major impact on both welfare and productivity, he adds. “Sub-clinical calves suffer dehydration and pain with a high temperature, so there is an animal welfare issue,

as well as a very negative long-term effect on productivity. “It has also been shown that calves that receive antibiotics pre-weaning never do quite as well as those that do not. “Secondly, calf scour has a relationship with pneumonia. Calves with scour appear to be around 20 times more likely to get pneumonia, and if they get it, it stunts them for good because the lungs never fully recover. “This is very widespread and is something that has to be prevented rather than treated – once you get to the treatment stage, the damage is already done.”

A unique approach Provita Protect is a “totally unique” product, in the sense that it is the only veterinary probiotic to be authorised and licensed by the VMD for calf scour. Provita is a biotechnology animal health innovator involved in the development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of natural and sustainable animal health solutions globally. Provita Protect is an oral supplement that provides high-level multi-strain probiotic bacteria. Dr Barragry explains: “Within the intestine, there are two categories of microorganism – beneficial

microorganisms known as commensals, and disease-causing pathogens. The more commensals there are the better because they displace the pathogens and they also neutralise the toxins of the pathogens.” Provita Protect infuses commensal bacteria into the gut to populate it with beneficial bacteria and “essentially crowd out the pathogens”. It is now known that a healthy gut, or microbiome, not only governs gut health, it also governs immunity. “It seems to be immune signalling from the commensals of the gut to the other body compartments,” Dr Barragry explains. In trials, Provita Protect has been shown to lead to an 83 per cent reduction in scour incidence. “Curiously, we also noticed far less respiratory disease, which declined by 50 per cent,” he adds. “Science has now shown that there is what is called a ‘cross talk’ between the gut, the lungs and immunity. This research has farreaching ramifications for calf health.” As well as reducing scour and pneumonia, trials of the product revealed an increase in bodyweight of around 10 per cent up to weaning. “What’s interesting is that even in young calves that receive adequate colostrum, that graph of immunity depletes over a few days and at that stage, Provita Protect kicks in, so it covers the immunity void in the calf shortly after birth.” Given prophylactically, whether there is a history of calf scour on the farm or not, “it is a very good insurance product to keep calves immunologically healthy and resistant to scour or infection,” he adds.

Tackling scour It’s difficult to calculate the cost of scour to farmers, but some estimates suggest around £80 per calf, though this can go into the hundreds if there is a mortality. continued over…

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Livestock There are various ways to tackle the issue on-farm, depending on the cause – whether it’s rotavirus, E. coli or cryptosporidiosis, the latter of which is now also very common. “Provita Protect will help to resist all of these,” Dr Barragry says. “It’s

Whether there is a history of calf scour on the farm or not, It is a very good insurance product to keep calves immunologically healthy and resistant to scour or infection. advisable to use maternal vaccines for rotavirus, E. coli and coronaviruses in late pregnancy but calf protection is dependent upon taking it out of the colostrum. “Adequate colostrum feeding of 3-4 litres within three hours or so is hugely important but immunity from colostrum is relatively short-lived and they’ve got to be in a clean environment with regular clinical examination.”

Dr Barragry adds: “We are now living in an era of antibiotic pushback. There are new regulations coming from the EU, which may or may not apply in Britain of course, but indiscriminate use of antibiotics in calves is a no-no, and preventative use is not to be encouraged either. People are looking for alternatives to antibiotics as resistance is at an all-time high. E. coli bacteria has very high levels of resistance to antibiotics now. “So, waiting until scour has occurred is too late and there may be a resistance problem anyway. The advice is to get in early with a healthy holistic product like a probiotic instead to help the animal help itself,” Dr Barragry concludes. Provita, which manufactures Protect, has the world’s only GMP+ licensed facility for the production of veterinary probiotic medicine products. The Northern Irelandbased company has developed a range of livestock products including medicinal probiotics, hoof care products, feed probiotics, feed supplements, colostrum and newborn products, electrolytes and energy deficiency, air purifiers, feed additives and mint gels. FG


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Cool Brae Farm near Kircubbin in County Down, Northern Ireland, is home to highly respected, award-winning livestock producer Sam Chesney (pictured). He manages a herd of Limousin suckler cows mated to British Blue and Limousin sires, which gives him the option of finishing animals for beef or selling them as stores and replacement suckler heifers. He has

also incorporated Angus bloodlines into the herd due to the growing commercial demand for this particular type of crossbred animal. Sam’s impressive attention to every aspect of his business – using accurate data costs and benchmarking in order to guide the development of his production system and invest in inputs – is key to his success. Giving every newborn calf the best possible start to life is a top priority for Sam. “The calves receive Provita Protect as soon as they are born. Experience with the product has confirmed that it significantly reduces the incidences of scour. In the event of any calf coming down with the problem, we have found that it was much easier cured. I would heartily recommend its use to any dairy or suckler herd owner. We have had no cases of scour in nine years; it’s one less stress during calving.”




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Current weather conditions indicate that much of the UK could be on high risk alert in late autumn and winter this year. Norbrook vet Douglas Palmer offers expert advice on effective treatment and strategies to reduce the risk of triclabendazole resistance. This year has shown that there is no typical year for fluke seasonality. The UK experienced a very dry spring in some regions, followed by an unusually wet summer, so the timing of peak fluke risk this year could be different from what farms consider normal, and also variable across the country. Based on temperature and rainfall data for the months of May– August, the provisional autumn fluke forecast for 2020 is predicting high risk in southern parts of Scotland, north Wales, north east England and Northern Ireland; medium risk in northern Scotland, south Wales and south east England, and low risk everywhere else (Nadis). It is still a little early to predict what the fluke forecast holds for late autumn/winter, but given current weather conditions in the UK, we may experience a large proportion of the UK on ‘high risk alert’. Douglas Palmer, large animal veterinary advisor at Norbrook Laboratories, advises: “It is very important to work with your vet or SQP to establish a suitable anthelmintic plan that fits the requirements of your farm. This needs to take into account when liver fluke may start to be a problem, keeping in mind this will be different each year. Using the correct product for the most likely stages of liver fluke present is vital to controlling this disease, as well as using lower risk pastures at high risk times of the year.” The incidence of fluke disease

diagnosed post-mortem in cattle and sheep has increased year on year (VIDA), and is estimated to cost UK agriculture somewhere in the region of £300 million per year.


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Resistance problems Triclabendazole is the only active ingredient available that is effective against all stages of liver fluke. However, historical over-reliance on this flukicide has contributed to resistance development, which has been confirmed repeatedly in the UK (Nadis), particularly in sheep-rearing areas (R.E.B Hanna et al, 2015). Resistance causes the biggest disease issues in sheep, which are far more susceptible than cattle to the acute syndrome. Most often, the initial clinical signs can be multiple

Using the correct product for the most likely stages of liver fluke present is vital. sudden deaths (up to 10 per cent of the flock (D.J.L Williams et al, 2015)), which can be devastating. Triclabendazole resistance in fluke is a one-way street – no one has been able to report reversal to susceptibility. Therefore, strategies must be implemented in order to reduce the risk of resistance developing, including: • Consider fencing off wetter areas of pasture and avoid grazing sheep on high risk pastures during the periods of highest risk. • Only use flukicides when strictly necessary, taking into account individual farm

history, forecasting and specific diagnostics. • When treatment is necessary, make a choice of active ingredient based on season and likely lifecycle stage of fluke infecting your sheep, i.e. preserving triclabendazole for times of the year when acute liver fluke disease is most likely. • Good dosing practice. Weighing individual animals is the gold standard; if this is not possible, animals should be grouped according to estimated size, and dosed according to the heaviest animal in the group. Underdosing may increase the risk of fluke surviving, while overdosing may increase the likelihood of adverse events. • In conjunction with your veterinary surgeon or animal health advisor, implement a robust quarantine strategy specifically aiming to reduce the risk of introducing fluke, and even worse, triclabendazole resistant fluke to your farm. Treatment of liver fluke is not straightforward: different active ingredients are effective against different stages of fluke, and therefore choice of product should take into consideration the time of year, and therefore which stages of fluke you are trying to target. For example, when sheep are most likely at risk of acute fluke disease, caused by ingestion of

a huge number of immature stages in late summer, and their subsequent migration through liver tissues, a product targeting younger fluke should be considered. Later in the year, active ingredients which target older fluke should be used. It should always be borne in mind that no flukicide offers a persistency of action, and therefore in high risk areas, treatments will need to be repeated throughout the year.

Avoiding triclabendazole The latest addition to Norbrook’s sheep flukicide portfolio is Solantel, an oral drench for the treatment and prevention of chronic and subacute liver fluke disease in sheep and lambs. Solantel is a flukicide offering treatment against immature liver fluke from five weeks of age. It contains closantel, an anthelmintic belonging to the salicylanilides group. The molecule does not require metabolism by the liver to become active (unlike triclabendazole which is rendered less useful in the face of severe liver damage): it is absorbed unchanged into the bloodstream, and has limited distribution into other tissues, which means that it specifically targets those parasites which feed on blood, namely liver fluke and several stages of Haemonchus contortus. It is also eliminated relatively slowly from the sheep’s bloodstream. FG


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Top tips for winter maize It has been an unusual year for maize, with some late-drilled forage crops suffering from the effects of the spring drought. KWS UK sales manager, John Morgan, offers some tips on clamp management and feed-out for the coming winter. New-season maize silage should ideally be left untouched in the clamp for three months although, on a practical level, this is not always achievable. “The feed quality of maize silage will improve over the winter, with starch levels reaching their maximum after six months,” says Mr Morgan. “If the previous year has produced bumper yields, then the new clamp can be left to ferment, allowing time for the ensiling process to break

down the kernels and improve rumen degradability.” General advice is to cut into at least 1–1.5m of clamped maize silage daily and keep a tight cut on removal to reduce the risk of clamp face heating, which can lead to mould spore development and crop spoilage. Over the summer, the cutting figure should be increased to 2m daily and the silage clamp sheet should only be rolled back as far as necessary.

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There is some debate over whether to sheet-up immediately after removal – covering the face could create a ‘greenhouse effect’ and encourage mould growth, but some producers sheet-up immediately to avoid contamination. Mould spoilage may not always be visible at face of the clamp, so check the material on a weekly basis, Mr Morgan says. “Spoilage control can be achieved by using a borer to access further

into the clamp, so that samples can be examined. It is also important to maintain cleanliness around the clamp area and remove any spilled silage[...] “Moulded silage should not be fed to livestock, particularly high-performing animals, although if necessary, a specially-designed additive can be used in the ration feeder. The most efficient way to deal with mould is to cut out the affected material and change management practices.” After the first sampling, the procedure should be carried out on a regular basis over winter. Analyse at least two further samples, as changes will occur during the storage period – in most cases showing an improvement in starch degradability. Total mixed rations may need to be adjusted, which can offer savings on bought-in energy feeds. “Crops that were late planted or slow to germinate because of the dry spring may contain low dry matter and low starch, bringing the potential for acid-loading. I would highly recommend comparing the old-season maize silage analysis with results from the new crop,” concludes Mr Morgan. FG

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Dairy farm reaps rewards from precision feeding app Cheshire-based Halton Farms has managed to significantly reduce ration costs and lift milk from forage, with the help of the Cowconnect feeding app, used with their BvL tub mixer. After completing a free silage audit under Volac’s Cut to Clamp initiative two seasons ago, Halton Farms – which is run by Karen and Tom Halton, alongside their son Jack – decided to purchase a BvL Facer alongside the Cowconnect precision feeding app, which links up to the weigh scales on the feeder. The family wanted to improve feeding accuracy and save time with a more user-friendly, paperless system. Since making the switch around 18 months ago, the farm has reduced ration costs by 0.5 pence per litre and lifted milk from forage by 500 litres to 3,000 litres a head, in its 530-cow herd. Overnight, they saw a 1-litre/ cow increase in milk as the ration is fresher and better mixed. Commenting on the app, Jack – who has recommended it to around six other farmers – says: “If I go out

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Distinctive feeder tailored to suit the farm Cheshire-based Halton Farms purchased the distinctive V22-2 diet feeder (pictured) from BvL’s V-Mix range. As with all feeders in the range, at its heart is the powerful mixing augers with Hardox leading edges and adjustable knives. For feeding out into troughs and feed passages, the family also specified the optional cross conveyor. Diet feeders with twin and triple augers incorporate mixing wedges for a thorough and consistent mix, while the patented EDS (Exact Dosing System) discharge ensures an even forage discharge, BvL says. Optional features available on all V-Mix diet feeders include doors on both the left- and right-hand side of the feeder for feeding

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Farm improves butterfats with precision-chopped straw Cornish dairy farmer Gavin Rodda enlisted the help of a nutritionist and purchased a New Tomahawk 8555 Dual Chop to keep butterfats over 4 per cent. Dairy farmer Gavin Rodda (pictured) runs a 330-cow herd at Rosemorran farm in Cornwall, producing an average of 9,500 litres, under contract for Cathedral City branded cheese. This demands consistently high constituents and milk quality, as well as butterfats of at least 4 per cent. To help meet these standards, Gavin sought advice from nutritionist Andy Hawken from Three Counties Feeds, who said the challenge was improving milk constituents and keeping yields high. “One of the tools in the armoury

to achieve this was the addition of pre-chopped, short straw to the ration,” Andy explains. “When out to grass, traditionally butterfats crash, but by adding chopped straw to the ration we have seen butterfats at over 4 per cent in the summer and in the winter up to 4.3 per cent. Also, the proteins have stayed stable at 3.3 per cent in the summer and 3.6 per cent in the winter.” Extra protein is needed when chopped straw is used as part of a balanced diet, to help improve

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increasing both animal welfare and performance. Such has been its success, the company says it now has two slat mat products on the market – ‘SR’ and ‘SDR’ rubber. The SR product is the original rubber and has a ‘high-grip’ surface, while the second generation SDR rubber, launched in 2017, has a smooth and sloped surface finish. Both mats are made from the same quality rubber and also share a self-wedge underside, which secures the mats between the ribs of the slats. This means that Easyfix slat mats don’t require any fixings; all that is needed is a sledge hammer to tap the wedges firmly into place. Improving animal welfare and comfort is the main driver behind producing slat rubber and is also the reason farmers buy it, Easyfix says. By using only the highest quality rubber available, Easyfix says its slat mats can ensure that animals will experience far less lameness and injuries, whilst enjoying increased comfort, grip, thrive and overall welfare. FG

When it comes to thinking about new buildings, Browns of Wem technical advisor Jonathan Richardson says future proofing is key, as it will be more economical to build what you may need in the future now, rather than paying to make changes in a few years’ time. Housing design should take into account potential changes in future farming practices or systems, as well as adequate cubicle dimensions. Steel fabricator Browns of Wem has been specialising in the design and construction of steel and timber framed buildings for more than 75 years, aiming to offer quality buildings at sensible prices. Family-owned and based in North Shropshire, Browns prides itself on understanding exactly what makes agricultural

and equestrian buildings work. |“Careful design, close liaison with local planning authorities and the best attention to detail along with the highest standards of manufacture and installation are what we aim for,” says director Neil Jefferies. “Our team of experts can advise on what suits your requirements and offer advice on design and materials accordingly. Whatever issues may arise Browns can offer cost effective solutions to ensure your building works hard for its money, in harmony with the landscape and the surrounding environment.” he adds. Whether you are considering a new livestock building or an extension to an existing building, contact Browns of Wem for advice on design and future-proofing. FG



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Keeping an optimum temperature at winter housing to service, the company says. Available in three different sizes and heat outputs, it is suitable for installation in poultry sheds, livestock holding buildings, milking parlours, packing and drying sheds, crop stores and warehouses, as well as smaller spaces such as workshops, machinery sheds and retail areas. Smith’s team of experts are able to provide technical support and advice on the best solutions for heating agricultural buildings, using fan convector technology. FG

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As winter weather prevails, maintaining the correct temperatures in your livestock sheds without constant human intervention will be of key importance. Heating and cooling manufacturer Smith’s Environmental says its Solano hydronic unit heater can be specified with three different levels of control. As part of a hot water-based heating system, a single Solano hydronic unit heater can provide up to 70kW of heat without the need to manage the combustion exhaust gases or burn gas/oil directly in the space being heated. Multiple Solanos can be installed for larger projects. Compatible with biomass boilers as well as more traditionally oil and gas-fired heat sources, Solano unit heaters are easy to install, weighing less than 15kg, and only require occasional cleaning with no burner


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Spray testing changes coming into force Pesticide application equipment (PAE) testing became a legal requirement in 2016, so any machine applying a professional pesticide must be tested by the specified dates and at regular intervals thereafter. This affects sprayers that are more than five years old and have a boom width over 3m, air blast sprayers, aircraft, and train sprayers. Currently a test is required every five years, but from 26th November it changes to every three years. So, for any sprayer of this type tested before November 2017, a re-test is due by that date. Also, for sprayers tested any time after 26th November 2017, the test is only valid for three years. For all other types of PAE, which includes boom sprayers 3m and under, weed wipers, slug pellet and

granular applicators and a range of other machines, the requirements remain unchanged at six-yearly cycles for retest. Crop assurance scheme requirements haven’t changed so sprayers are still required to be tested annually. Regular testing helps to ensure safe and accurate application, safeguards the future availability of products and reduces the risk of breakdowns. An integrated pest management (IPM) plan helps to ensure that when the decision has been made to use a pesticide, the equipment is calibrated and has been tested to a standard that will apply the product in a safe and sustainable way. For more information visit www.nsts.org.uk. FG

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Prepare now for winter avian flu Poultry farmers are being advised to take action now to reduce the risk of avian influenza this winter, as the threat from migratory birds rises. control the risk of disease by preventing disease entering a premises through good biosecurity measures, such as dedicated on-farm clothing, thoroughly disinfecting all vehicles coming onto the farm, not sharing equipment with other farms, and ensuring disinfection rates are correct and checked. Limiting visitors is crucial, and using video technology can help with this. Good, robust, rodent control is essential.” Máire Burnett, chair of the UK Poultry Health & Welfare Group, added: “It is crucial that all keepers remain vigilant, and speak to their vet if they have any concerns about the health of their birds. Avian influenza poses a significant threat to the commercial poultry industry and risks huge economic disruption to international trade due to loss of ‘country freedom’ from avian influenza.” FG

While the UK is currently free from avian flu, highly pathogenic avian flu is causing outbreaks in Russia and Kazakhstan, and as winter approaches, the risk of migratory wild birds infecting domestic poultry will rise, Defra has warned. The UK’s chief veterinary officers are advising farmers to maintain enhanced biosecurity at all times, and alert the APHA, or Daera in Northern Ireland, as soon as possible if the disease is suspected. Daniel Dring of PD Hook Hatcheries, commented: “Having had first-hand experience of avian influenza, I know all keepers must maintain the highest standards of biosecurity to keep disease off a premises. The impact of avian influenza financially and on the people looking after their birds can be devastating; it is a very stressful time for all affected who have to deal with the culling of the birds and the cleaning of the farm afterwards. “We can all do our part to

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Midlands Machinery Showcase Farmers Guide's livestock editor, Sarah Kidby, interviewing an exhibitor at last year’s show.

Supporting agri businesses in the toughest of years Mzuri’s stand at the Midland Machinery Show 2019.

With this year’s Midland Machinery Show cancelled due to Covid-19, Farmers Guide is providing a Showcase for some of the companies who were due to exhibit, and looks forward to attending the show in 2021. For many farmers and agricultural companies, annual events such as the Midland Machinery Show are one of the highlights on their social and professional calendars. For businesses, a lot of time and money goes into developing new machinery and services, and having the opportunity to put these products and services on display, and meet potential customers face-to-face, is invaluable – while, for farmers, it’s a chance to see machinery up close, experience it in action, ask questions and socialise with like-minded people. Keen to provide a platform on which

Farmers Guide attended the Midlands Machinery Show in 2019.

customers and companies can still ‘meet’, Farmers Guide has created the Midlands Machinery Showcase. Over the following pages, you’ll find information from some of the companies who were due to exhibit, with insight into the products and services they were intending to display, along with contact details. According to regular exhibitor Mzuri: “The Midlands Machinery Show is a favourite in the Mzuri calendar as it always provides an enjoyable, relaxed opportunity to talk to customers about our range of strip tillage equipment. Always well attended, we are looking forward to returning to the event next year but, in the meantime, business for us hasn’t stopped.” Sukup Europe has exhibited at the Midlands Machinery Show every year since its inception back in 2014, and its UK sales manager John Statt commented: “Of course we are disappointed that the Midlands Machinery Show has been cancelled this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and it will be missed by both exhibitors and visitors alike. “It has established itself as a very important and enjoyable autumn event for machinery dealers and manufacturers to showcase their equipment to the farming industry, and we, as a

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company, have benefitted from meeting many new customers there which has then led to successful sales of our Sukup drying silo systems and grain dryers. “We, however, fully support the show organisers with their decision to cancel this year’s event and I commend them for their timely announcement and clear reasons for doing so. We very much look forward to exhibiting again at MMS 2021 next year.” As the charitable organisation behind the Midlands Machinery Show, the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS) states on the Show website: “We remain committed to supporting the agricultural community in Nottinghamshire and beyond. The NNAS relies heavily on the support and goodwill of its members, participants, exhibitors and sponsors. The next six months are going to be extremely challenging for us all. If you feel you would like to support our charitable work, we would be extremely grateful if you could consider donating or joining the NNAS as a corporate or private member. This will help stand us in good stead to plan for a fantastic show in 2021.“ To become a member visit: www. nottinghamshirecountyshow.com/membership/ To make a donation contact: info@ midlandsmachineryshow.com. FG

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Precision cultivator offers ‘optimum seedbed prep’ The Puma heavy-duty precision cultivator from PFC Agri Solutions is designed for the optimum preparation of seedbeds for all crop types. It consists of four zones, starting with the robust levelling board in the front, an effective heavy-duty cage roller for front depth control, four rows of effective S-tines and various roller options at the rear. PFC recommends the steel ring roller to provide perfect preparation of a very firm, levelled and fine seedbed. Working widths of 4, 4.5, 5 and 6m allows tractors to be matched to the desired output. The PFC stock machine, a 5m hydraulic folding, trailed Puma with steel ring roller, allows a smaller

tractor to maximise output. With the Puma 5m mounted machine with a rear single cage roller option starting at 1,850kg, PFC recommends the trailed option for customers who wish to utilise a 130hp plus tractor. Operating at the optimum 12kph will provide excellent output and final seedbed preparation, PFC says. Compared to a standard S-tine, the Puma uses a 12mm reinforced S-tine that enters the ground vertically, so it does not flick stones to the surface and also self-cleans if there is crop residue in the seedbed zone. The tine can work aggressively against heavy soils, presenting

the soil for final consolidation of the steel ring roller, PFC adds. The Puma chassis is ridged with the front cage roller and rear roller fixed. Depth control is adjusted via the S-tine frame. Unlike other machines in the market which change roller height for depth control, the Puma’s added rigidity of the frame enables consistency in depth control, so the seed has an even establishment, the company reckons. For more information visit www.pfc-eu.com FG 75105

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Bale wrapper offers ‘seamless loading process’ When it comes to self-loading bale trailers, few can match the innovation required to grab, lift, twist, position and push bales in place in a bid to speed up the process of field clearance without the need for a telehandler or an extra member of staff. The Canadian-manufactured Anderson RBM2000 Pro, however, can provide a seamless loading process thanks to advanced software and hydraulics, according to sole importer D Clifford & Sons Limited. Bales can be squeezed in the position they drop from the wrapper, or, at the press of a button, can be picked up if they have been tipped on their side. The RMB2000 Pro has capacity to take up to 20 bales on each load. Anderson also offers RBM

models for unwrapped round bales in two sizes, taking either 14 or 20 bales, offering optimum machine handling, efficiency in the field and reduced soil compaction. Square bales are handled by the Anderson Stackpro 5400 and 7200. Their high speed ensures smooth transitions, easy collection, transport and stacking of bales, saving time and labour, D Clifford says. D Clifford is the sole UK distributor of the Anderson bale handling equipment, as well as for Suire bale unrollers and spreaders. Unrolling round bales without chopping saves straw, provides a better consistency of the bed and avoids dust, creating a better environment for animals and humans. Visit www.cliffordagri.co.uk for more information. FG

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New product updates: Power and pressure UK manufacturer, Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd, had planned to showcase its extensive range of independently powered Commando pressure washers at this year’s show. The Command range of machines are one of the most robust on the market today and are built using the latest manufacturing techniques, Hugh Crane says. Formed in 1983 to satisfy a demand for high quality industrial cleaning equipment, the company reckons it is now one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of cleaning equipment in the agricultural sector. These British designed machines are built to comply with BS EN ISO 9001: 2015. The Commando range is ideal where arduous duty cycles occur and reliability is important. They can be easily transported to virtually any terrain where power washing is required and provide long term, slow running equipment. There’s a choice of petrol or diesel engine powered machines, PTO driven or

hydraulically powered units, to suit individual applications. The range includes barrow, skid, trailer, vehicle and bowser mounted units, so the company believes there is always the right package to suit the customer’s exact needs. The Honda petrol engine powered series includes the 250P, 350P and 500P Series of recoil start, barrow-mounted machines. On the larger 500P series the option of electric start is available together with the option of AI (auto intelligent) engines for maximum fuel efficiency. The diesel, electric start range includes the Hatz engine powered single cylinder 500D Series, twincylinder 1030U Series, with the Isuzu three-cylinder 3000 Series and a wide choice of four-cylinder diesel engine units, manufactured with

Isuzu and Perkins engines for larger applications with pressures ranging from 200–500-bar. The Commando 4000 series of petrol and diesel engine bowser units are widely used where a selfcontained unit with water is required, used off-site for a wide range of jobs. By listening to the customer, Hugh Crane prides itself on allocating the right machine for the cleaning task to be undertaken. Once

the correct high pressure model is selected, hand-over instructions and installation are provided. Comprehensive stores facilities at the three UK sites, with 20,000 line items ensures immediate supply of parts and accessories and combined with factory trained mobile service engineers, this ensures peace of mind for the customer and reliable operation at all times. Visit www. commandoequip.co.uk FG

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Midlands Machinery Showcase Own a single pass system from as little as £2.50/ha per month

Introducing dual spreader and rear discharge ranges The Harry West Dual Spreader range, which consists of models from 1,300–3,000 gallons, can deal with slurry and solid material, giving a measured output to encourage grass growth. With the design of the Dual spreader taking the material forward, it keeps weight on the rear of the tractor so traction is always maintained. A low centre of gravity also gives a safer operation on undulating ground. The low power requirement and low ground pressure and large radius tyres will ensure fuel economy and create minimum ground compaction, Harry West says. Meanwhile, the Harry West rear discharge range is built to high

capacity specification and capable of achieving a spread width of up to 12m (40ft). The West rear discharge unit is particularly suitable for farmyard manure. The twin rear vertical rotating beaters operate at a powerful 400rpm. For trouble-free maintenance, the rear beaters are fitted with replaceable blades, and feature a protected twopiece drive line with a wide angled PTO with slip clutch. The Rear Discharge models range from 8–18m3. They are fitted with large diameter wider tyres to minimise ground pressure and are fully equipped for road use as they are standard with hydraulic brakes, hand brake and lighting. Visit www.harrywest.co.uk FG

British manufacturer Mzuri has recently launched its new finance offer for all Pro-Til drills ordered this autumn. Based on a 50 per cent deposit and five annual payments, Mzuri suggests that growers could own an innovative single pass Pro-Til Select 3T for as little as £2.50/ha per month when farming hectarages in line with the Mzuri user average of 275ha. The figure is intended as a guide only, but the manufacturer suggests growers who farm a larger area can expect an even lower cost per hectare to switch to the system. As part of adopting a single pass establishment system, Mzuri emphasises that significant cost savings can be made over conventional crop establishment,

by consolidating multiple operations into one. The Pro-Til prepares a targeted seedbed and reconsolidates the seed whilst applying fertiliser, slug bait and other crop protection products in one go. It is also this targeted approach to cultivation that gives the Pro-Til its soil health credentials that goes on to improve soil structure within a field and supports higher yielding, healthier crops. For those looking to take advantage of the Mzuri finance scheme this autumn, the promotion is valid until 31st January 2021 and is applicable across all Pro-Til models, subject to terms and conditions. For more information visit www.mzuri.eu FG


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Midlands Machinery Showcase Plough for high HP tractors “really impresses” The Juwel 10 plough from Lemken was introduced earlier this year. It is the company’s most powerful reversible plough with up to seven furrows in shear bolt specification

and six furrows with a full hydraulic auto reset system. With a performance spectrum of up to 450hp depending on the number of furrows and equipment chosen, it can even replace a more expensive semimounted plough. The on-land version plough can operate with tractors up to 4m in width, with wide base tyres or for track

laying tractors. The 160 x 160mm frame and 130mm diameter turnover axle mean the Juwel 10 can handle the most difficult of conditions. A damping cylinder in the plough headstock reduces the load on the tractor and protects the unit components on the headland and in road transport. The transport function is convenient, as the upper linkage does not have to be uncoupled when travelling on roads. The onland version of the Juwel 10 “really impresses,” comments Lemken

UK general manager, Paul Creasy. “The adjustment is constructed in such a way that sufficient distance is always preserved to the edge of the furrow,” says Paul. If, due to certain conditions, the soil surface should make transfer of traction impossible, the Juwel 10 can quickly be adjusted to ploughing in the furrow. For good reconsolidation, the Juwel 10 can be used in conjunction with the Lemken range of VarioPak furrow presses. For more information visit www.lemken.com FG

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The 5680T loader with a 75hp Deutz engine and specification improvements is a recent addition to the Schaffer range.

Power on the land The topic for this month’s Power on the Land is materials handling, brought to you as always by Mike Williams. Bale processors designed to handle crop material for bedding and feeding livestock have been available from Teagle Farm Machinery for more than 30 years, and its current Tomahawk and Telehawk models offer the biggest choice of capacities and design features available, the company says. Teagle Tomahawk processors are available in tractor-mounted and trailed versions for round and rectangular bales, and they can also be used to feed silage from the clamp. The drum type mounted models use a hydraulic drive to power the drum rotation, the spreading range for bedding can be up to 35ft, and the distribution can be to one or both sides. The trailed models offer increased capacity to meet the needs of larger livestock numbers, with the flagship Tomahawk 1010 model carrying up to four round or rectangular bales. The Teagle range also includes the C12 Calibrator – a trailed tub grinder for processing dry materials for feed, bedding and also to meet biofuel requirements, and the power requirement is a 120–200hp tractor. Also available is the self-loading Telehawk processor, developed to meet bedding and feeding requirements using either round or square bales. The Telehawk is designed as an attachment for mounting on a telehandler boom,

and avoids the need to use a tractor. Bobcat is one of the bestknown names in materials handling equipment, and since 2007 the previously American owned company has been part of Doosan – one of Korea’s oldest and largest businesses. Following the ownership change, much of the Bobcat product range has been updated, including new additions to the skid-steer loader range announced last year. The M-Series S450, S510 and S530 skid-steers all feature updated Bobcat engines producing up to a 37 per cent increase in torque, and the S510 and S530 can also be equipped with a new performance-boosting high flow hydraulic system. Bobcat materials handlers designed for agricultural work also include seven models in their telescopic loader range, which benefitted from specification updates announced last year. They provide load capacities in the 2.6–4.3t range with maximum lift heights starting from 6m, and with 8m available from the flagship TL4380HF loader. The four new models in the diesel-powered wheel loader range from Schaffer start with the 3650T available with 50 and 58hp Kubota

engine options, maximum lift height is 3.85m and transmission options offer 20 or 28kph maximum travel speeds. The Schaffer 4670T wheel loader in the 4t category has a 66hp Kubota engine providing lift heights up to 4.3m, and a special feature is the 2.5m overall height for working in buildings where the headroom is restricted. The 5680T and the 6680T models both feature 75hp Deutz engines, a new cab design with increased space and lift heights are 4.3 and 4.95m respectively. Schaffer has also introduced the 24E wheel loader powered by lithium-ion batteries, claimed to be the first loader to use this type of battery power. It has separate electric motors for the hydraulic system and the transmission, and the benefits include the ability to work in enclosed spaces without the noise and exhaust fumes produced by a diesel engine. The

24E bucket capacity is 0.5m³ and a quick charging option takes 30 minutes to achieve 80 per cent of full battery charge. Electric power is also available in the Kramer agricultural loader range, and their compact KL25.5e model is said to be the first battery powered wheel loader with all-wheel steering, and the power output is 20hp, providing a maximum tipping load of 2.5t at 2.47m. The battery-powered loader is one of 14 Kramer models with all-wheel steering, and the others are all diesel-powered, starting with the KL12.5 compact loader powered by a 25hp Yanmar engine and carrying a 1,140kg tipping load in a 0.35m³ bucket. The range-topping agricultural model is the Deutz powered KL70.8 loader handling a 6.9t tipping load with a 3m maximum lift height. There are also four of the T series wheel loaders continued over…

The telehandler mounted Telehawk is a recent addition to the Teagle range of processors for handling straw and silage.

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equipped with a telescopic lift arm, and these include the KL25.5T with a 48hp Yanmar engine, a 2.5t tipping load and 4.03m lift height, while the Kl55.8T, available with 136 and 156hp Deutz engine options, can handle a 5.5t maximum tipping load to the 5.225m stacking height. Kramer telehandler options in their KT series agricultural range cover 11 different models using Kohler engines for the smaller capacities and Deutz to power medium and larger capacity loaders. Stacking heights range from 5.73–8.75m and the biggest capacities are up to 5.5t at the maximum lift heights. The comprehensive range of agricultural telehandlers in the Merlo range includes both compact and high capacity specifications, and the choices also include the Multifarmer, or MF, series that combine telescopic loader and tractor features in the same machines. There are four of the MF models powered by Deutz engines with outputs from 136– 170hp, load capacities are

from 3.4–4.0t, and the maximum lift heights are up to 8.8m. The tractor features on the Merlo Multifarmers include spool valves and a PTO at the rear plus a three-point linkage, and the hydrostatic CVTronic transmission on some models provides stepless speed control up to 40kph with trailer braking included. The specification for CS series Multifarmer models includes a cab suspension for improved driver comfort. The entry level model in Merlo’s compact series agricultural telehandlers is the P27.6 Plus powered by a 75hp Kohler engine. Designed with intensive pig and poultry units in mind, it is only 1.84m wide and the height is 1.95m with the boom lowered. The load capacity is 2.7t with 5.9m maximum lifting height, and the hydrostatic transmission has a 40kph top speed. The top TF series model is the 50.8T170 designed to lift 5t to 7.8m and powered by a 4.5-litre FTP engine producing 170hp. Design features include an electronic joystick and load-sensing hydraulics. FG


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Handler brand change proves successful for Essex mixed farm A New Holland TH7.42 telehandler was purchased by the Essex-based Speakman family in February this year and is proving popular with all its users. Its primary task is loading lorries with cereals and, with a large 2.7m³ bucket, it is described as exceptionally stable.

A large Essex family farm purchased its first New Holland telehandler this year, having previously relied on a succession of seven machines of another brand for more than 30 years. David Williams visited the farm to find out if the change has been successful. Trading as FB & AH Speakman, the Speakman family farms at Sandon, near Chelmsford. The business is owned by Richard Speakman and his wife Sally, and, as well as farming more than 1,000ha of arable crops, there is also a 400-head flock of North Country mule ewes, producing Suffolk-, Texel-, Hampshire- and Beltex-cross lambs, grazed on 120ha of grass. Two of Richard and Sally’s three daughters, Toni and Charlie, are actively involved in the business. Toni operates machinery and runs the sheep unit, while Charlie looks after the farm accounts and diversification activities. There are no succession worries, as the children of both daughters also enjoy helping on the farm and especially with lambing. The farm team also includes two fulltime employees and additional parttime staff are taken on for harvest. The farmed area includes owned and rented land, and the Speakmans also provide a contract-farming service for six nearby farms. Arable crops include winter wheats, oilseed rape, winter barley, spring barley and winter beans. The land is mainly heavy clay with some lighter land on one of the rented farms and, as for most other farms in the area, techniques to control

resistant ryegrass and black-grass remain a priority. These include the creation of short-term grass leys for sheep grazing, and Richard said that after only a few years this has resulted in significant improvements.

Busy handler The farm’s handler is used daily. Its main tasks include loading bulk lorries with cereals, handling bales, lifting big bags of fertiliser and seed, and general lifting and carrying around the yards. With work areas up to 15 miles apart, it also does a lot of road work, and a trailer has been adapted to tow behind for safe transport of the handler’s attachments. A second handler is hired in each year for 10 weeks from hay-making until harvest, primarily to help move the large number of hay, haylage and straw bales. Even so, the farm’s own handler clocks up approximately 800 hours per year.

Unbeatable back-up Almost all of the farm’s machinery is supplied and looked after by local dealer Ernest Doe & Sons. All the tractors are New Holland and so is the combine. The farm’s accounts files contain records of Fordson tractors

purchased in the 1950s to replace Case models which were part-exchanged, and which had also been supplied new by the dealer. “The team at Ernest Doe’s Ulting depot have become personal friends,” explained Richard. “Sales director Graham Parker understands our business and helps us select the best machinery to suit our needs, and we know we can always trust him to offer a fair deal and give us honest advice. Our machinery is looked after by highly qualified engineers who we knew when they started their careers as young apprentices, and we know that whenever we call with a problem, someone will answer the phone and provide a solution. Therefore, when our previous handler was due for updating this year, we had no hesitation in consulting Graham who recommended the latest New Holland. Trusting his advice, we placed an order within two days of viewing the machine at the Doe Show, without needing a demonstration.”

Improved handler line-up New Holland launched new TH series telehandlers in 2019. The range includes six models and 14 versions, including four specification levels depending on the model. The Speakmans replaced their previous 7m, 4t lift machine with a New Holland TH7.42, which offered equivalent lift capacity and height. The model is available in Plus or Elite specifications and the higher Elite level was chosen, which comes with a more powerful 146hp engine, hydraulic pressure release, a heated air-suspension seat with an armrest-mounted joystick, and upgraded lighting. Automatic front and rear steering wheel alignment is also included. The powershift transmission has

electronic modulation for smooth shifting. Elite models come with a six forward, four reverse unit with manual, semi-auto and full-auto operating modes. Full auto mode is active between gears 2–6 and is recommended for road use. Semiauto operates between gears 2–4 to maximise productivity in yards and tight spaces. There is also a memory function which automatically selects the last gear used in each direction when shuttling between forward and reverse. Full time 4wd is standard as well as a front limited-slip differential.

Attractive proposition “We have seen increased interest in the latest New Holland handlers with their uprated specification, and the new yellow colour scheme has proved popular,” commented Graham. “The design and performance have increased the number of customers changing from competitor brands, and the process is made easier as we can order the TH series with headstocks to suit their existing attachments direct from the factory. Most of those we have supplied so far have been Elite specification, but we also have customers carrying out limited yardbased handling tasks for which the lower specification levels provide an efficient and cost-effective solution. “There are also a range of factorybacked service and extended warranty packages available, and these are attractive as they make it easier to fix costs of ownership.”

Nimble performance The new handler arrived in March, and all the operators were immediately impressed. Despite the wheelbase being slightly longer than the previous handler, the New Holland’s better all-around visibility and superb manoeuvrability more than compensated. Ride quality is described as excellent and the cab is comfortable during handling and road transport. “It’s very well thought out,” said Richard. “There is plenty of storage continued over…

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Toni says the air-suspension seat is excellent and can be adjusted to suit operators of different weights in just a few seconds. She likes the high seat position which provides excellent visibility, and she also likes the steering column which adjusts for height as well as angle.

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space in the cab, which has been particularly important this year as we have to carry additional items including hand gels, wipes and face masks everywhere with us. There are three toolboxes supplied as standard rather than one on our previous machine, and these allow tools and lifting straps to be carried without the cab becoming cluttered. “The number of mirrors makes it easy to see all around the machine, reducing the risk of damage, and the view of the rear hitch is excellent so there are no issues hitching up trailers.”

Performance and comfort Toni is the handler’s main operator and she loads most of the lorries. “It doesn’t matter what brand of handler is being driven – the operator is always going to feel the bumps when travelling on uneven surfaces,” she stressed. “But the New Holland’s ride comfort is very good, and noticeably better than our previous machine. The seat is similar to those in our New Holland tractors and the air suspension is excellent. One real advantage is that I can adjust the suspension to suit my weight just by using a lever on the side and it takes just a few seconds for the electric adjustment to achieve an ideal setting. I weigh less than the men on our team who also operate it, and whoever gets in after me can reset the suspension just as easily, so there is no need to compromise with unsuitable ride

quality or seat height. I also like the high seat position, which gives a good view down to the right-hand side – helpful when working in tight spaces – and out of the rear window, making it easier to monitor traffic behind on the road. The large front screen and protective roof grille are well designed, so for loading at height there is nothing that interferes with the view.” Richard and Toni both commented on the effective climate control which includes eight air outlets at different levels, ensuring cold air is well distributed. They also said the cab is well sealed – preventing dust entering and also helping achieve impressively low noise levels. Both agreed that the controls are well laid out and comfortable to use. There is an electronic shuttle lever below the steering wheel and once this has been moved from the park position, the operator can switch to joystick control to operate the transmission. “The joystick is conveniently located on the seat armrest and provides excellent control, but one of my few criticisms of the handler’s design is the joystick button layout,” commented Toni. “The gear shift buttons are horizontally arranged across the top, and forward/ reverse selector buttons are below. There have been occasions when I have approached a junction and wanted to slow down, but instead selected reverse. Obviously, the layout is something that you get used to in time, but all the users agree that a more logical layout would include the forward/reverse buttons arranged vertically on the left side, and the three gear selection buttons on the right.”

Added safety Additional hydraulic services are selected using switches on the dashboard close to the door, and Toni said that separating these from the other controls improves safety. “I very much approve of their location, as once the secondary functions are locked out they can’t be unintentionally reselected, so there is no danger of accidentally releasing the attachment while working. It’s reassuring when using the grain bucket to load lorries, but the benefits are even greater when The Elite specification includes an armrest-mounted control joystick. One of the few criticisms regarding the machine’s design is due to the positions of the gear and direction selection buttons which can be confusing.

someone is working at height in a man-cage.” Richard said that the engine is proving economical and that AdBlue use is almost negligible. Access for servicing is excellent, including a central bank of grease nipples covering most major components including the boom.

Good decision ”Having used it during late spring and summer, we are delighted with the new handler and consider it a big improvement over our previous machine,” confirmed Richard. “Being

slightly larger it feels more stable which is a help when loading lorries using our 2.7m³ grain bucket, but the excellent manoeuvrability and all-around visibility means it is just as agile in confined working areas as our previous machine. It also has much better reach, even though the maximum lift height is similar. This was especially noticeable when filling our 8m Vaderstad drill with seed from big bags this season. “We know the back-up from Ernest Doe will include service which is second to none, and we would certainly choose the same machine again.” FG

Pictured (l-r) Toni, Ernest Doe & Sons sales director Graham Parker, and Richard Speakman. The New Holland handler was named ‘Bumble’ by Richard’s grandchildren who have also given names to the rest of the tractor fleet.


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New low-back air seat for ag machines The Air Rancher LGV95/H152 ARD from United Seats is ideal for agricultural, construction and industrial machines, the company reckons. In fabric as standard, the 12V seat with 100mm suspension stroke features integrated controls on the left-hand side and powered adjustment for weight and height settings. The weight adjustment is 50–130kg, and the height adjustment is 80mm. United Seats says the cushions provide optimum comfort levels for operators, along with a wide range of adjustments such as backrest adjustment, mechanical lumbar, adjustable armrests, slide rail travel of 210mm and adjustable damper. For farmers, the 20-degree swivel feature assists with rear view activities such as ploughing, as well as helping with ingress/ egress of the tractor cab. The horizontal suspension reduces the buffeting motion when pulling a trailer or implement behind the tractor. All Ranchers come with a doc box on

the back of the seat and a backrest extension. It has a large variety of external mounting holes, including those common at 260mm which is often used to mount tractor seats. These are on the outside of the rubber casing to facilitate installations for both OEMs and aftermarket users. Meeting E5 & E11 – ISO 6683 & IWG 78/764 standards, the Rancher is also available in 24V, in PVC, and with a variety of 2-point seatbelts. FG

Telehandler upgrade improves comfort and driving experience As well as an upgrade to level 5 engines, Kramer telehandlers now offer a range of new features, offering increased comfort and an optimal driving experience for operators, the manufacturer says. For optimal all-round visibility, the compact models from KT306–KT407 are available with an optional raised cabin. In addition, the exterior FOPS protective grating was optimised for the high cabin to ensure a better view upwards. The new protective grating is part of the standard equipment for the performance range from KT457–KT559. To increase safety and comfort, the entry into the machine was improved with a recess in the cabin floor. Models starting with 3kg payload and upwards

also benefit from 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. This type of steering is very convenient in tight spaces or, for example, when driving along the silo wall. The models KT306, KT356, KT307, KT357, KT407, KT457 (successor KT447), KT507 and KT429 are still equipped with the Deutz TCD 3.6 engine with level 5 and 100kW power. For this purpose, the exhaust after-treatment with DOC and SCR is supplemented with a DPF as a standard. The models with 5,500kg payload, KT557 and KT559, are receiving the Deutz TCD 4.1 engine with level 5 and 115kW as a standard. FG


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Materials Handlers A Claas Scorpion telehandler selected by Ampton Hall Estate to carry out handling tasks on approximately 2,000ha of arable and forestry land has recently been replaced by another of the same model.

smoother and the hydraulic control is more progressive.” One minor complaint regarding the updated model concerns the boom operating speed, which sometimes seems slower than expected.

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Repeat order reflected handler satisfaction Having selected a new telehandler after trialling five alternative brands three years ago, a large Suffolk family farm recently updated its machine with the same model again. David Williams found out why. Approximately 1,000ha of arable crops is farmed in-hand by the Turner family at Ampton Hall Estates, near Bury St Edmunds. Altogether, 2,000ha is owned, of which some arable land is rented long-term to other farming businesses, and some is on short-term lets mainly for potato and onion production. The rest of the land is woodland, grassland and lakes, some of it within environmental stewardship schemes. The farm’s telehandler is kept busy, mainly moving materials for the arable enterprise. Jobs include loading grain into lorries, transporting and loading grain and fertiliser in big bags in the fields, and handling and loading manure, some of which is from pigs on land rented from the estate. There is also a lot of yard-based handling including loading and unloading pallets from lorries, and the handler is also called upon for forestry work.

Alternative handler “When our telehandler was due for updating three years ago, we decided to look at alternatives,” explained farmer Ben Turner, who runs the farm with his brother Edward. “It had suffered reliability problems and was never popular with its users, so we decided to try all the main brands to identify the best replacement.” Among those trialled was the latest Claas Scorpion and the demonstration machine was loaned by main dealer Manns. At the time, Claas had recently introduced its new range of Liebherr-manufactured machines and, after comparing it to competitor brands, the Turners had no doubts it was the best solution for the farm. A Scorpion 741 with 4.1t lift capacity and 6.93m maximum lift

height was purchased and has proved almost totally reliable while working approximately 1,000 hours per year. Back-up from Manns has been excellent.

Used daily The main attachments used include a muck grab, bag lifter, hydraulicdriven sweeper-bucket and pallet tines. A 3m³ grain bucket is used for lorry loading, having been purchased for the capable Scorpion to replace a 1.9m³ bucket used with the previous handler. “It’s very manoeuvrable and the excellent visibility ensures quick loading of lorries,” commented Edward. “It’s very stable too and the overload protection system is userfriendly and doesn’t hinder general loading tasks.”

Popular features The Scorpion is operated by Ben and Edward plus three full-time members of the farm team, and feedback from all the users regarding the Scorpion’s design is positive. This includes its ease of use, excellent visibility, spacious, comfortable cab, and userfriendly transmission. One feature identified by Ben as especially useful for repetitive handling tasks is the combined clutch and brake pedal. Depressed partially, it reduces the travel speed, even when the engine revs are high, then if it is pushed further the brake is engaged. “It’s really handy as the user can approach a stack of pallets with the engine revs high to lift the boom quickly, while maintaining a slow

travel speed using the brake pedal, and the hydrostatic transmission means it is always very smooth and controllable,” explained Ben. Two of the farm’s machinery operators, Henry Murphy and Josh Denley, each spend a lot of time driving the Scorpion, and they both commented on the effective hydraulic pressure release system as a favourite feature. This releases hydraulic oil pressure in the third service hoses, for quick and easy connection and removal, allowing attachments to be swapped quickly and without oil spillage.

Obvious replacement Having been so pleased with the Scorpion 741 during its two years at the farm, Ben said there was no need to look at alternatives when it was due for updating this year. A new Scorpion 741 was delivered just before harvest and is proving even better than the previous version. “Although it is essentially the same machine, there are lots of small improvements that make a noticeable difference,” commented Edward. “Comfort is improved, the transmission seems

In the three years since the Liebherrmanufactured Scorpions were introduced, sales have increased, and Manns area sales representative Mike Chinnery said that although most sales to date have replaced previous model Scorpions, there has also been increased interest from users of competitor brands due to the improved comfort and higher performance.

Easy maintenance Asked about routine maintenance, Ben said that daily checks are easy to carry out, and he especially likes the central greasing system. Main services will be carried out by Manns when required.

Successful decision “We were very happy with our previous Scorpion during the two years we owned it,” confirmed Ben Turner. “It was one of the very first Liebherr-manufactured machines in the country and there were a few minor teething issues which we had expected, but these were sorted quickly by the Manns team and caused minimal downtime. “Replacing that machine with the latest updated model made sense, and we have certainly not been disappointed. It’s proving more comfortable; the controls are more user-friendly, and reliability so far has been excellent, so we would expect that when this machine is replaced too, it will be by another the same.” FG

Pictured with the new Scorpion 741 handler (l-r) Edward and Ben Turner, and Manns area sales representative Mike Chinnery.

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Weighing in on farm productivity: the benefits of weighing technology An environmental crisis, Brexit implications and a global pandemic – there’s certainly no lack of challenges and pressures for UK farmers. Among all this, there’s a growing need for farmers to be as productive and efficient as possible, to produce more with less, and to do it all in line with various legislations. Technology is helping to transform the agriculture industry and address these challenges, with automated steering for machinery, drones for crop management and sensors for crop and herd health. Weighing solutions are high up the list of those having a big positive impact on the day-to-day lives of farmers across the UK. Neil Wood, business development manager at Topcon Technology Ltd, explains more about the technology helping farmers

to weigh-up their efficiencies. It’s become more important than ever for farmers to keep track of every gram of everything used and produced as budgets get tighter and expectations get higher. Everything sold from a farm, whether it’s grain or animal, must be weighed properly and accurately, and it’s not just for the pricing aspect. When it comes to livestock, ongoing check weighing is critical to avoid penalties,

and sometimes the margins on those penalties can be so slim that it’s important to have accurate weighing technology to keep the profit margin healthy. Completing this process regularly can be time consuming, so technology such as the Topcon Weighlog α10 can quickly reduce the time needed to get accurate results, ensuring you’re on top of how lean your animals are, meaning you can implement feed changes quickly. For grain, unsophisticated weighing processes can fail to factor in real-life aspects such as moisture, which can make a significant difference to actual yield. On-board technology, like that offered by Topcon, can be retro-fitted to a variety of machines and suitable for a number of different attachments, meaning weighing can happen quickly or even instantly, even for heavier loads, and the amount of labour needed in the process can be reduced. With the ability to programme in weights and mixes for different produce and customers, these technologies are saving farmers huge amounts of time and money managing outputs. This technology can also assist with trailer and hopper loading and batch blending, meaning farmers can have a

full and accurate sight of what’s being used where. It also enables farmers to consider their environmental impact by having a more accurate picture of materials used and needed to more carefully consider future orders, thanks to data storage and sharing capabilities. This also means farmers can analyse their waste, including things like plastic packaging that comes from suppliers, helping towards making the industry more sustainable. The accuracy and speed of these weighing systems continue to improve as the industry faces higher demands, with the Weighlog α10 now using up to four sensors within the hydraulic pressure system, and only taking minutes to install. Weighing solutions may not be new, but they’re continually evolving to address the most pressing challenges on a vital industry. FG



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Updated telescopic wheel loaders Schaffer offers an extensive update of the compact and medium series in its telescopic wheel loader range, which includes the 3650 T, 4670 T, 5680 T and 6680 T models ranging from 50–75hp, with an operating weight of 3.7–6.3t. All the new machines meet the requirements of exhaust emission level 5. The Schaffer 6680 T is part of the manufacturer’s professional class. This 75hp machine is ideally suited to extremely demanding loading work. New to this telescopic wheel loader is the SCV-Plus cab, which has already proven its worth on the larger machines, the company says. Generous glazing, a new airflow concept and an optimised arrangement of the controls offer the operator new standards of

ergonomics and comfort. The machine is now equipped with 20in tyres as standard and boasts a lifting capacity of 3.1t to a height of 4.95m. All new machines are equipped with High Traction Force (HTF). HTF automatically regulates the thrust so the loader can supply the highest possible thrust, even in a high gear. In addition, the Schaffer Power Transmission (SPT) electronically controlled drive is standard on the 36, 46 and 56 series machines. Here, an optionally available potentiometer assumes the function of a cruise control. The loader automatically maintains a constant speed regardless of the engine speed, which is particularly advantageous when working with feed dosing devices, straw distributors, mulchers or brooms. FG

Wood Park Farm, at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Veterinary Science, evaluated a Spread-a-Bale in its strawbedded dry cow and youngstock accommodation. The aim was to reduce straw bedding and subsequent costs, whilst maintaining the 220-cow herd’s high performance. Farm manager John Cameron (pictured) says: “Compared to its previous operations using a grab to shake out the straw, Spread-aBale proved to be more effective and efficient; the number of bales used was reduced by 50 per cent, making savings sufficient to cover over 100 per cent return on capital investment in under a 12-month period. “At the same time, bed quality remained the same, and the low level of mastitis cases was maintained. It’s easy to use and rarely blocks, but its rotors and bed can be put into reverse if it does.” Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes comments: “Farmers are telling us they considered the best

machine they’d ever purchased was a materials handler. Since then, they’ve changed their minds; Spread-a-Bale now tops the list of value-for-money investments. The results speak for themselves. “These farmers are similarly reporting 50 per cent straw saving over manual spreading with square bales and up to 35 per cent for round bales. They are also reporting making time and labour savings of up to 75 per cent; one 600kg rectangular bale can be spread in 45 seconds.” FG









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Compact handler on-farm test highlights impressive capabilities The compact handler proved well suited to general handling tasks with its fast cycle times and excellent manoeuvrability.

as a newer model of another brand with 7m maximum lift height and 3.16t maximum load capacity.

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An extended on-farm test of Manitou’s smallest agricultural telehandler to date, proved the machine’s capabilities to be way beyond what its compact size suggests. David Williams reports. The new handler measures only 1.49m wide and 1.97m high, making it ideal for yard work in and around low traditional farm buildings. However, despite its compact size, it is rated to lift up to 2,000kg to 4.35m high, and it retains all the features expected of more popular larger models. The demonstration machine was lent for almost two weeks to Euston Farms, near Thetford, Suffolk. The farming business is owned by

Euston Estate and arable enterprises include 2,500ha of in-hand crops, plus vegetables grown in partnership with RG Abrey Farms. Livestock include outdoor pigs, Red Poll beef cattle, Suffolk sheep, poultry and Suffolk Punch horses. There is plenty of work all year around to keep two handlers busy, and the farm operates an elderly Manitou 735 with 7m maximum lift height and 3.5t maximum load capacity, as well

MLT420-60H specification Lift capacity Lift height Max reach Max reach at max height Maxi break-out force Unladen weight Wheelbase Min external turning radius Steering modes Cycle Times (secs) Boom lift Boom lower Boom extend Boom retract Engine Transmission Drive Hydraulics RRP

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The handler’s main operator was Jon Bedford, who is also the farm’s mechanic, and he has many years’ experience operating telehandlers and other machinery. “We looked at the MLT420’s technical data before it arrived, and I was quite sceptical about whether it had the capability to be useful, and what it would be like to drive,” commented Jon. “Compared to our usual handlers it seemed a bit gimmicky, but I also considered that, if it did prove capable, then its lower price tag compared to a bigger model might justify its place on a farm fleet as a second machine.” When the MLT420 arrived, Jon said he was immediately impressed by its cab. Rather than being a ‘scaled down’ version of the cabs on the farm’s two larger handlers as he had expected, it was actually a similar size and appeared just as comfortable. The MLT420 came with forks, a muck grab and a bucket, but Jon was pleased to find that it had the same mounting bracket as the farm’s MLT735, so all the attachments were compatible. “We had to be careful not to overload it, but it was handy being able to share our existing attachments, and it made the smaller machine more versatile,” he said.

General handling The small handler was put to work loading, unloading and stacking pallets, and carrying out maintenance on farm tracks. It was also used during installation

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of an underground pipe to carry liquid digestate from an on-site AD plant direct to a field terminal for application. Handler tasks included unloading lengths of pipe from delivery lorries in the yard, then reloading them onto the farm’s trailers for transport to the construction area. They were then unloaded again and transported across the field to be laid out alongside the trench ready to be joined and installed. Other tasks included operation with the farm’s man-cage, when the ability to select Suspended Load operating mode reduced working load capacity by five per cent and locked out the

The cab is comfortable and spacious, and the controls are well arranged. A criticism during the test was that there is nowhere to store food or a drink.

attachment tilt adjustment, for added safety. Jon said he soon grew to like the small handler. “The cab is quiet and comfortable, and the air conditioning is effective. The controls are well organised and all within easy reach, and the instruments are clear and easy to read,” he commented. “Vision all around from the seat is excellent and, although I had feared that the


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When parked beside the farm’s own MLT735 handler, it highlights the size difference between the two machines.

view to the right side over the engine cover would be compromised by the low cab position, the engine cover is also low so it’s not an issue. “It was also easy to watch the attachment as the cab is so close to it, and it was a particular advantage for pallet handling when the great view of the forks at ground level was an unexpected advantage.”

Capable transmission The hydrostatic transmission is smooth and controllable and allows stepless speed adjustment, and there are two selectable speed ranges in forward and reverse, including a low-speed working range which restricts the travel to 6kph – even when full engine speed is selected for fast hydraulic cycle times. Maximum travel speed is 25kph, making the MLT420 suitable for working between multiple sites. Jon also commented on the new Manitou’s impressive pushing ability and traction, which was highlighted during bucket work.

All three steering modes are selected by a switch bedside the main joystick, and setting the wheels for road travel is made easy by lights which indicate when the wheels are aligned.

Hydraulics Hydraulic performance also impressed Jon, including quick cycle times. Combined with the very controllable hydrostatic transmission and the tight steering angle, the handler proved efficient for loading and unloading in the yard, although Jon said that its relatively small bucket size and limited reach would make it less suitable for frequent loading of bulk lorries. One aspect of the MLT420’s design which proved frustrating was that only one hydraulic service can be used at a time during boom lifting or extension, although combined operation is possible when lowering or retracting. Manitou explained that restricting the hydraulic supply to only one service provides fastest possible operating times from the 77-litre/min gear pump. The Manitou’s Safe Load Indicator was described by Jon as “very practical“ and “far better“ than the systems fitted to either of the

Tester's verdict

farm’s larger handlers.

Practicality and maintenance Jon said that fuel consumption during the test was ‘negligible’, and that daily checks are easily carried out as there is excellent access to the engine and cooling pack. A reversible fan is standard, helping prevent a build-up of dust and loose debris. The low machine height makes it easy to clean the windows from ground level.

Manitou view “The MLT420 is proving very popular as it is the ideal size for working in confined areas, but has the capability of many larger machines,” explained Manitou UK sales support manager Jim Hulme. “Features such as the ability to adjust the steering mode from the seat are standard, allowing the user to manoeuvre effectively around posts and other obstructions. The cab is comfortable and quiet, and the 25kph maximum travel speed makes it a practical solution for farms with multiple operating sites.”

“Everything I asked it to do, it did easily, time and time again,” confirmed Jon. “I was really surprised by its capabilities and the level of comfort and being able to step in and out of the cab so easily was a big advantage compared to our larger machines. It’s very well designed and has Manitou’s usual attention to detail, including an exceptional quality finish. I really liked it and if we didn’t need two handlers with the capacity and reach of our current machines, this would be a welcome addition to our fleet, just because it is so user-friendly and convenient.” FG

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Reliable machines, outstanding performance As the main Dieci telehandler dealer for the Suffolk, north Essex and south Norfolk area, Brad Farm Machinery Ltd says it welcomes the opportunity to talk customers through the available options. A demonstration machine can be delivered to the farm for a full demo or test drive at a time and place convenient to the customer. Brad Farm says Dieci has been proven to manufacture a highly reliable machine, designed for intense use with outstanding performance, comfort and value for money.  The full range offers a wide variety of lift capacity, lift height and engine power unique to each model, with something to suit all applications. A choice of transmissions including hydrostatic, powershift and the new vario system (giving up to 40kph

road speed) allows you to further tailor a machine to your requirements. All Dieci telehandlers feature Dana Spicer axles with wet inboard brakes for maximum durability while handling the heaviest of loads. A wide range of additional options are available, including a choice of factory fitted headstocks for other popular makes to maximise the use of existing attachments.  Subsidised finance and warranty packages also help with purchase and ownership.  Brad Farm Machinery’s highly experienced and knowledgeable team promises the highest quality service and after-sales care. It offers full servicing, repairs and spares alongside a dedicated sales team that is fully equipped to answer all queries. FG

JCB’s new Series 3 Loadalls with the ‘Command Plus Cab’ are proving a popular choice with a wide range of customers, according to G&J Peck. Next year will see a move to Stage 5 engines in the Loadall product and changes in the marketing of the telehandler, giving a choice of 109hp, 130hp and 150hp engines, and a selection of three different gearbox types, all at 40kph. The market-leading Dualtech VT, with its unique mix of hydrostatic drive and full powershift, is taking a greater proportion of sales year on year, Pecks says, as customers love the controllability at slower speeds, combined with great roading performance. The pivot steer telehandler concept also continues to gain popularity. The Large Wheeled Loading Shovel is another growing market as customers continue to

look for greater productivity in materials handling. At the other end of the scale, compact loadalls have also been popular, with the 516-40, 520-40 and 525-60 all selling well. The correct attachments are vital to maximise machine performance, and JCB offers a great range of quality attachments, Pecks adds. Pecks always runs a comprehensive demonstration fleet from compact machines, through a selection of different mid-range loadalls, up to the highcapacity 560-80 Loadall and 435S Wheeled Loader – plus a wide range of attachments to suit. FG

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Safer and easier handling of big bags The new Ceres Bag Buddy makes precise manoeuvring of big bags simple and safe for machinery, environment and personnel, the company reckons. The Bag Buddy is a range of Big Bag Lifters from 1 x 600kg up to 6 x 1,000kg bags, with the most popular being the 4 x 600kg.

According to Ceres, the Bag Buddy is a convenient and easy way to controllably manage fertiliser, seed and feed bags, far more safely

than the questionable use of pallet tines. When asked how it improves on safety, the company explained that it decreases the risk of damage

– not only to hoppers and coulters, but also to lorries, buildings and overhead cables. It is designed with minimal sharp edges to prevent damage to the bags and reduce the risk of hazardous and costly mishaps. The lightweight, but substantially braced, frame helps to support bags from behind, which greatly reduces swing. Increased telehandler stability is also achieved by keeping the headstock and boom approximately 4ft lower than if using pallet tines, thus lowering the centre of gravity, whilst still achieving the same lift, with the added benefit of increased reach over hoppers and around drill coulters. The Bag Buddy comes with retaining loops at both ends of each arm, so bags can be quickly secured in adverse weather conditions. The entire frame is painted in the bright Ceres orange for increased visibility, further improving the safety and providing protection from the elements. The Bag Buddy comes delivered ready to go straight to work, says Ceres, with the correct brackets to fit onto your machine. FG

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New dealer for telescopic loader range Truckmasters is now representing the Bobcat telescopic loader range. The company has been in the materials handling business for over 45 years, with depots in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Norwich and Wainfleet in Lincolnshire. “The Bobcat telescopic loader range is a well-designed and well-made product that fits in very well with our customer base,” says managing director Graham Elsam. “We deal with all sections of the agriculture market from the field and animal farming to packaging and processing and telescopic loaders have a role in every type of activity in the sector.” Truckmasters will

promote the Bobcat range of seven telescopic loader models and attachments for the farming market, covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonnes, with lifting heights from 6–8m. Like all Bobcat rigid frame telehandlers, the products are backed by a three-year/3,000-hour warranty as standard, with the option of extending the warranty to five years/5,000 hours. All telescopic loaders in the Bobcat range are available as dedicated agricultural machines with finishing to best meet farmers’ needs in terms of productivity and comfort. The range is designated using a naming system, showing lifting capacity/lifting height performance at a glance. The range is comprised of: TL26.60, TL30.60 and TL30.70 compact productivity models; and TL35.70, TL34.65HF, TL38.70HF and TL43.80HF productivity and high flow models. FG

Finding the right forklift for your business Materials handler supplier Truckmasters has been a dealer for Toyota for over 40 years, with its forklifts being particularly popular with potato, onion and carrot growers in the Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk regions it serves. With many growers storing several thousand tonnes of potatoes stacked seven or eight boxes high, Truckmasters says it specialises in providing machines that can do this, as well as specialised attachments to help rotate and empty boxes. Typically, forklift models for potato or bulk box handling have a 3.5t capacity and stack 1t boxes up to eight high, and range from diesel, LPG engines or battery-

powered. Commenting on the Toyota range, Truckmasters managing director Graham Elsam says: “It is unique as it has what is known as an SAS (system of active stability), which is a clever swing lock cylinder on the rear axle. So, if the machine is in an unstable state, it locks the ram on the back axle, which gives the forklift more stability. “When you’re moving a 1t load 6m in the air, the stability of the forklift can be quite an issue.” As it is more economical to build stores going up and stack boxes higher, Truckmasters says it has a high level of experience in supplying the right machine for the job, that can retain its capacity at height. FG 75123

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Solana Seeds UK Ltd was founded on 1st July 2015, as an independent subsidiary of the Solana Group, and is responsible for the promotion of potato varieties and the sales of high-quality seed potatoes in the UK and Ireland. The team at Solana was looking forward to celebrating its 5th birthday in July 2020 but, due to Covid-19, these plans had to change so the company is now planning its 6th birthday celebrations for July 2021 – which promises to be an even bigger event, they say. In the meantime, Solana continues to expand its range of seed potatoes, with trials going well across all of its overseas operations, as well as here in the UK. The company has also developed a strict selection process, in order to choose potatoes particularly suited to its UK customer base. In addition to sales and distribution, new and improved research and maintenance and a full after-sales service are offered. In order to do this, the company recently employed more technical staff. These three new members will be responsible for quality management including planting, harvesting, storage and grading, Solana says. They will assist growers and customers alike in their choice of varieties, suggesting the best

crop to grow on the variable land types. Claire Cletheroe will be based at Solana’s UK head office in Stody, while Jason Meredith will be overseeing the company’s interests in Northern Ireland, and David Scott will be based in and looking after the Scottish region. Claire and Jason are relative newcomers to the industry, whereas David has over 35 years of experience in many aspects of the potato industry, both domestically and internationally. Solana Seeds UK has increased in size beyond anyone’s expectation, the company reckons, with its planted area of seed alone having increased by 30 per cent or more this year. As well as appointing new field staff members, Sam Harris has joined the team to assist with contracts and commercial sales, with the hope that this will enable managing director, Craig Stephen, to be more availabile for customers/growers. With all the extra business relating to paperwork and export opportunities, the admin team has also taken on a new part-time

member, Penny Chapman. Penny will assist others in the team with paperwork for both UK and international sales. With such an increase in staff numbers, Solana expects to be able to deliver an even higher level of customer service than before. The Solana group has headquarters based in Hamburg, Germany. There are eight subsidiary companies and they are represented by sales and technology in a further 23 countries. Also, as farmers themselves, the team behind Solana says they understand first-hand all of the challenges relating to growing the humble seed potato. The group also benefits from two Solana breeding stations. In addition to new staff, the company says it has also invested in new equipment, both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Further investment will be made in expanding the office to accommodate the bigger team, likely with the conversion of an adjacent barn. While current Covid-19 restrictions have limited events this year, Solana was fortunate to be able to hold its annual Trial Days at Coldham, Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire, which was a successful two-day event for which the company gave special thanks to Elveden Farms for providing the venue. Solana also hosted a two-day processing trial event on 29–30th September. With Covid-19 regulations applied, the event hosted many prominent people from the processing industry on a one-to-one basis only. Solana Seeds UK has established itself as an important player in the UK seed potato industry in a relatively short time, and says it is committed to increasing its share of the seed potato market in the UK – building on established roots, sharing data with its overseas divisions and building strong relationships with growers and merchants alike. With many of its varieties now well established in the UK market, competing alongside many longestablished varieties, the company is looking for new growers throughout the UK to grow and supply varieties, with a view to further expanding as part of its next five-year strategy. FG

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g n i g a d l r n o u a r o t s c n e n o n e sc i l e m d iru i a v r t o v r r r e p o f s w o gin ults l f d ar es l i W m r Biodiversity and integrated pest management (IPM) are playing an increasingly important role in aphid control for potato growers, according to Scottish Agronomy’s Eric Anderson. Heather Briggs reports. Mr Anderson (below) has been leading research on the potential for 3m wildflower strips drilled on or between the tramlines at regular intervals across potato fields, to provide arthropod and wildlife habitat corridors. These can host aphid predators, such as hoverflies, ladybirds, lacewings and parasitic wasps. These predators depend on floral, extra-floral or structural resources offered in flower strips which have become rare in intensified agricultural landscapes.

more challenging.” The virus incidence in 2019 crops hit a 20-year high, and this season’s inspections give a similar impression for 2020. The main culprit is PVY, principally the PVYN strain, but PLRV has also increased, albeit from a very low base. PVYN is important because the PVYNTN variant of it only causes very mild leaf mottling in most varieties, which may be missed by visual inspection. Symptoms include necrotic ring spots on tubers of susceptible varieties, so can only be

The effectiveness of field margins in boosting pest control strongly depends on their botanical composition. He says: “The challenges of improving aphid control are very high up on the agenda of potato growers because of their ability to vector virus into the crop. “This is mainly because the withdrawal of conventional products, together with reduced sensitivity to pyrethroids among some noncolonising aphids, has made control

detected at tuber inspection. Yield loss will vary with virus strain, potato variety and whether infection is primary or secondary. There is little information publicly available for British varieties. A review from 2007 quoted that estimated yield losses of 10–15 per cent would be anticipated if the incidence of PVY-infected seed tubers was 30 per cent.

Unpublished work from Switzerland suggests a mean figure of just over 0.2t/ha for every per cent of virus infection, but the varieties studied do not reflect those grown in the UK, or the PVY strains that predominate here. “We need more effective use of IPM through the interactions between aphid populations and their natural enemies,” reckons Mr Anderson. He reveals that previous research on flower strips had suggested they could be effective in attracting the natural enemies of aphids and in decreasing aphid densities. “These found increased numbers of adult natural enemies inside flower strips compared with potato controls; for example, hoverfly populations increased by 339 per cent; while lacewings were up by 233 per cent and ladybirds by 177 per cent.”

On a practical note, he emphasises that annual flower strips can be included in crop rotations; this way they can offer flexible resources to natural enemies for the time and place they are needed. However, he cautions, there is still a lag period because natural enemies take time to build their numbers. Keeping aphids out of early generation FG2 and FG3 potato seed fields in particular is a big problem where there are many seed stocks in the same field block, with lots of separation zones/blank beds attracting aphids into early generation stocks. Aphids tend to land in higher numbers at the edge of a field or in blank beds due to their sensitivity to the long wavelength light reflected from the soil and the contrasting plants. The virus issue in potatoes is further exacerbated by

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the withdrawal of diquat (Reglone) as a desiccant, as this means that crop haulm stays greener for longer in vigorous varieties, and hence they are more at risk from regrowth and late season aphid-spread viruses. To be effective, the flowering strips have to attract the right species of predator, so choice of plant compositions is key and may need adjustment, says Mr Anderson. “The effectiveness of field margins in boosting pest control strongly depends on their botanical composition because not all flowers are suitable for supporting pest natural enemies. “Often, non-crop elements that are designed for bird or pollinator conservation do not simultaneously make resources available to biological control agents.” To optimise the pest control potential of the margins, additional consideration has been given to including ‘banker plants’, he continues. Three individual species (cornflower, common vetch and yarrow) have all been identified as having the potential to serve as banker plants based on the density and/or diversity of alternative aphid hosts they are likely to support. “The species that are sown have an impact on the value of the strip and whether it supports the types of natural enemies needed to control potato pests. “It is also important to consider sowing dates, and whether the plants can sufficiently to support the natural

enemies and deliver them to the crop when needed. “Height of the plants also needs to be taken into consideration and, if sown into the tramlines, they will need to have a relatively low growing habit. “Alternatively, sowing between the tramlines would be a good use of the land.” As flowering strips are rotational treatments, the benefit is from moving existing natural enemies around. However, there are also advantages from having some more permanent habitats around the field edges as places to build up natural enemies, says Mr Anderson. He also highlights that predators need to be able to access the centre of the field. Previous pest monitoring has indicated effects along transects extending out from the strips up to 50m. Sowing the tramlines and connecting them to the headland area may increase the distance the predators move into the crop. “Our aim is to have a better knowledge of the roles biology, ecology and evolution play, which we believe can provide new inspirations for aphid and potyvirus control. “Wildflower strips do more than just promote biodiversity in agro-ecosystems, as they can increase the abundance of natural enemies of crop pests. “This means that aphid control or biodiversity does not have to be a binary choice; it has the potential to be win: win.” FG

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There’s nothing else on the market anywhere that is better than Agrimech

Money well spent Wayne Garrett works on a 1500-acre farm near Agrimech’s Cambridgeshire headquarters, supplying potatoes to chip shops across the British Isles.

“I’ve never invested so much money in equipment, and been so satisfied with it. It’s enabled us to operate at a higher capacity than ever before.”

Recently, he invested more than £200,000 in Agrimech equipment for the farm, and he says he has never been so satisfied with a purchase in his life, in terms of the quality of the items and the service and support supplied by the company.

Wayne said the reason he is such a satisfied customer is not just the quality of the equipment, but the back-up and support that comes with it.

“When we were looking to buy new equipment, I got a quote from another company, and then one from Agrimech. It cost me more money but I knew Darren, I thought his products were better quality, and they’re local to us, so I went with Agrimech, and I’ve never looked back – it was an absolutely brilliant choice,” he said. Wayne bought the Gemini weigher, the Retribution stitching system, the Genesis bag placer and a top loading palletiser, he said the impact has been huge. “This gear is as good as it can possibly be,” he added. “We used to have a smaller system which needed seven or eight of us in the shed, but this Agrimech one is so efficient, we now need only two or three people.

“Not that we’ve ever had major issues with Agrimech equipment, but if you ever do need help, everything is in-house and they can sort stuff over the phone,” he said. “They really want to help you, and you can always get hold of somebody, which makes a huge difference to how I run my business. I spent a lot of money on this equipment, so I want my business to be operating at full capacity – and it always is. “There’s nothing else on the market anywhere that is better than Agrimech. I’m confident these products will last me a few years because they’re so well made, but when the time comes, I wouldn’t hesitate to deal with Agrimech again. You can’t fault the products or the backup. Using their equipment has transformed how we run our business.”

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Agrimech brings youth to the fore Agrimech is getting ready for an exciting new era as the award-winning company’s younger generation of leaders are preparing to take an increasingly hands-on role in the family business. Matthew Fielding along with sister Rebecca and brothers Jamie and Lee Wenn have been slowly increasing their responsibilities in the company over the last few years, which has established itself as a market leader and now prepares for the future.

These changes are seen as a logical step forward, happening at the right time for the company, and will still see Darren remain as Managing Director based in Cambridgeshire. Along with co-founder Belinda Smith, they will continue to be Agrimech’s driving force moving forward.

But customers can rest assured that one thing that will not be changing is the Cambridgeshire-based agricultural equipment company’s reputation for highquality products and outstanding after-sales service. “I’ve seen so many people hang on until it’s too late to give the next generation the space and support required as they learn business rather than their trade,” said co-founder Darren Smith. “Agrimech’s future is built on our four younger members, and customers should know they’re going to be in extremely safe hands.

Agrimech’s future is built on our four younger members “Matthew will begin to take my place with regards to the management of installations, service, warranty and support along with joining me in prototype development, and Rebecca will lead manufacturing as she has done for the last two years. “Jamie will continue to develop the software and programming, at which he’s hugely gifted, and his brother Lee will run the workshop, which he has already been doing very well with limited supervision.” Agrimech’s remarkable success over the last 11 years has seen it grow from small origins in Cambridgeshire to a company doing increasing amounts of works in the UK and abroad.

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“Matthew has a great way of organising jobs to infinite detail,” he said. “Within half a year of him joining as an engineer, he project-managed a £1.2 million robot system into a supermarket chains packhouse with minimal supervision.” For his part, Matthew said that one thing that would definitely not change was the importance of customer service and support. “Even though I’ve got years of experience in the wider industry and with Agrimech as an engineer. Darren is helping me learn and understand all aspects of the business,” he said. “Darren and Belinda have put sales support at the core of what Agrimech does, and I can guarantee that will stay the same as we enter this exciting new era.”

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Pandemic proves value of company support services The coronavirus pandemic lockdown has presented a huge number of challenges to the way everyone runs their everyday life and business, but customers of agricultural solutions company Agrimech have found themselves cushioned from some of the disruption by the firm’s AgriCare and AgriLink support systems. Customer satisfaction is at the core of Agrimech, which has enjoyed a rapid rise to everything Agrimech does, it says – so much industry success over the last 11 years, has won so that when the company celebrated its 10th awards for its after-sales service and support, and anniversary in 2019, founders Darren and Belinda these services have proved priceless for users Smith gave each of their seven prototype bag during lockdown. placer customers a newly manufactured machine AgriLink is an annual subscription service that free of charge as a gesture of thanks for the faith allows users remotely to book 15-minute slots with they had shown in service engineers, from helping develop the anywhere in the world. They really want to help product. The CambridgeshireWayne Garrett based company prides you, and you can always get runs a 1,500 acre itself on all its staff hold of somebody, which potato farm near knowing every aspect of Agrimech’s base, how its machines, built makes a huge difference to near Wisbech, and in-house, are put together, how I run my business. says the quality of so AgriLink users can be the equipment he safe in the knowledge has purchased, and aftercare, is second to none. that they are dealing with people who know how “They really want to help you, and you can to resolve any problems as quickly and efficiently always get hold of somebody, which makes a huge as possible, to get equipment back in use with difference to how I run my business,” he said. “I minimal disruption.  spent a lot of money on this equipment, so I want And for the rare occasions when a field visit my business to be operating at full capacity – and is required, the AgriCare programme enables the it always is.” fastest, most efficient response possible.

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Agrimech is in the process of expanding internationally. Matthew Fielding, who is being promoted from within to take a greater leadership role in the company’s domestic business, says customers can be sure its values of quality products and quality service will remain central to its future. “Darren and Belinda have put fantastic before and after sales support at the core of what Agrimech does, so I can guarantee that will remain an absolute priority as we go into this exciting new era.” FG

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Processing stores reinforce storage lessons learnt by the fresh market For those already familiar with it, Biox-M is part of the ‘normal toolbox’ for potato storage when it comes to sprout suppression. However, many growers will be using it for the first time this year, and it’s important they adopt best practice. Biox-M is a well-established and highly effective treatment for the control of sprouting of potatoes in store, already in widespread use in the UK and on the continent on crops destined for both fresh and processing markets. Made from 100 per cent naturally occurring spearmint oil, extracted from leaves of spearmint by steam distillation, it suppresses sprouting in potatoes by causing local necrosis of the bud meri-stem, with

no visible damage to the skin of the tuber. The treatment is applied by hot fog using existing technology, leaves no residue in buildings or boxes, and is approved for use on organic crops and in multi-use stores. Following the withdrawal of approval for CIPC for the 2020 harvest, many stores will have been treated with Biox-M for the first time this season and, for many processors, this will be the first time in which they

will handle Biox-M-treated crops at scale in the UK. It is essential that growers and store managers adopt best practice and gain familiarity with any new product, and particular diligence in store and crop management is strongly advised, according to supplier Juno (Plant Protection) Ltd. The product has been approved for use as a sprout suppressant in the UK since 2012 and has been

used on a wide range of British potato varieties with excellent sprout control, the company says. For crops destined for fresh and organic markets, Biox-M is well understood and in general use, and many of the lessons already learned by these sectors have been reinforced by the results observed by processing stores using the treatment for the recently completed season, including: Store integrity is paramount. Biox-M is a volatile compound and should not be allowed to escape from store. Leaks should be sealed; doors kept closed and ambient air exchange switched off ; The product should be applied just before eyes first ‘blink’ – do not wait for sprout development; Air circulation during and following treatment must be adequate to ensure an even distribution of Biox-M through the crop; Stores should be kept closed for at least 48 hours following treatment. There should be no air exchange during the closed period; Part-filled stores or stores with substantial headroom should be closed for more than 48 hours following treatment. FG


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Partnership celebrates a successful first year Since the launch of its partnership with HarvestEye at the British Potato Industry Event in 2019, Grimme says it has seen a massive uptake for this ground-breaking technology, and feedback from growers has been overwhelmingly positive. The system fits to existing harvesting and grading equipment, providing live information as the crop is lifted. When the crop passes under the HarvestEye camera, it identifies what is crop and what is trash using complex algorithms. The 3D camera is able to calculate the individual size of each tuber, estimate the weight and geo-tag the data with GPS coordinates. This data is then uploaded to the

cloud for each variety and field that is harvested. Once in the cloud, a range of insights are available to the user. Customisable options include histograms that show the size variation in the crop. This can be viewed by count as seen by the system, percentage of the crop seen, and estimated yield in each size band. Size bands can be defined to meet any specification with a minimum band size of 1mm. When viewing an individual field, the user can also view GPS graphs which show the average size of the crop, the observed count in million/ha, and estimated weight in t/ha for each section of the field. FG

Growing potatoes successfully needs careful planning and attention to detail to get it right, says SoilEssentials, which offers an integrated potato precision agronomy package that supports customers from crop planning right through to harvest. As precision farming specialists, the company offers growers integrated solutions to help achieve peak value. The process often starts with an HPI (Historic Productivity Index) map for unfamiliar or rented land, which takes multi-year productivity from satellite imagery to show areas of high and low yield potential. An EMI scan across the field will give soil texture, depth, and elevation maps to show soil type, depth, slope, aspect and water holding capacity. Examining the soil in detail with the sampling service (pH, P, K, Mg, Ca, DNA for powder scab, black dot and PCN) aims to optimise lime application years before the potatoes are

planted, with thoughts to skin finish. As Trimble-authorised dealers for north UK, SoilEssential can supply, fit and support guidance and steering kits, implement control systems and complement these with its EssentialsNet RTK correction signal, all to ensure straight, even beds while the ground is being prepared. Once the crop has emerged and is establishing, the company will help to manage the size distribution, potential yield, and perfect haulm destruction date using Tuberzone Cropcast, as well as supplying easy-to-use and time-saving 7Sense irrigation sensors, which monitor your hose reels. Once the crop is harvested, the wireless 7Sense humidity and temperature sensor systems gives growers full control of

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Foldable ridger meets demand for mechanical weed control To meet the increasing demand for a complementary cultivation operation in conventional farming, manufacturer AVR is introducing a foldable version of its existing combination machine, to allow weed removal from even more ridges in one working pass. Respectfully using soils and cultivating efficiently are key for a sustainable agricultural sector. Both consumers and governments are calling for a change in technique – a fact that is clear from the growing range of chemical crop protection products and weed killers that are

being prohibited, points out AVR. Mechanical weed control is an ever-more essential part of our cultivation technique and is no longer limited to biological cultivation. AVR’s combination machine consists of a base chassis with a

characteristic weight transfer system, to which elements can be added. This way, the machine can be used as a speed ridger, hoe-rake ridger or eco ridger. The eco ridger and hoe-rake ridger ensure environmentallyfriendly mechanical weeding on the ridge sides. The eco ridger scrapes off the weeds, applies a fine layer of soil and finishes by reforming the ridges, making it the ideal machine for ridging in several steps, AVR says. The hoe-rake ridger, on the other hand, ensures a deeper removal

of the weeds, which makes it very efficient for use in root cultivation. The speed ridger uses large ridging discs to create large, tightly-formed ridges when there is no need for a driven soil cultivation. To meet the increase in scale in bio-cultivation and the increasing demand for a complementary cultivation operation in conventional farming, AVR is introducing a foldable version to allow weed removal from even more ridges in one working passage, time- and cost-efficiently. Advantages include extra-wide working width for a time- and costefficient operation. In addition, weed control on the ridge sides and/or reshaping the ridge is done from the bottom up, meaning that, thanks to the eco elements, the machine can be used when crops are already present. Weeding on the ridge side is also possible using the hoe-rake ridger, and the hydraulic weight transfer system makes sure the ridge is tightly formed at all times. During the previous season, prototypes were subjected to stringent tests and subsequently approved. Machines are now available for the 2021 season. FG

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The humble potato is the third most important food crop in the world for human consumption. Potatoes are commonly grown on sandy soils or clay loams, that are often low in fertility, plus the fibrous root system tends to be shallow compared to cereals, meaning potatoes often

As such, the crop needs an adequate supply of plant nutrients, and also needs to be regularly irrigated to achieve higher yields and better tuber quality. Polysulphate is a new multinutrient fertiliser mined in the UK by ICL, and global trials have shown a very good response in terms of both yield and tuber quality. It has four nutrients: sulphur, magnesium, potassium and calcium. Its composition is 48 per cent SO3, 14 per cent K2O, 6 per cent MgO and 17 per cent CaO – all in sulphate (SO4) form. The fertiliser dissolves steadily in the soil solution, thus ensuring all nutrients are available for plant uptake during the growth period. Polysulphate is a natural mined mineral (polyhalite) with a low carbon footprint and it is approved for organic agriculture. Being a natural crystal, it has a unique dissolution pattern, which releases its nutrients gradually after being applied to the soil. The

prolonged release characteristic of the fertiliser means that, as the four nutrients it contains are released, they provide a continuing fresh source to the growing crop. This pattern matches the uptake timing of nutrients by the crop and minimises the risk of loss of sulphate by leaching. In addition, with potatoes favouring soils with a pH of 5.5–7.0 and low salinity, Polysulphate is low in chloride, has a very low salinity index and neutral pH, therefore it does not negatively affect soil pH. Polysulphate is especially suitable for use with potatoes as it provides adequate and balanced supply of four essential nutrients – S, K, Mg and Ca – in one application. The prolonged release of Polysulphate means that, as these nutrients are released, a continuous fresh source of each is provided to the growing potato crop. Meanwhile, calcium is crucial for skin quality in potatoes. Polysulphate application will result not only in high yields, but also in good skin finish, improved dry matter and increased starch content. FG

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Potato harvester re-engineered for 2020 Standen Engineering has announced the launch of the all-new T2xs Model – a re-engineered version of the popular T2 2-row trailed harvester. The overhaul of the T2 harvester has delivered a 15 per cent increase in the separation area, new haulm roller design, new touchscreen controls, a wider choice of separators, improved service access, wider choice of picking table options and 45 per cent more machine levelling, Standen says. Following thorough consultations with customers and operators, Standen has focused its

transformation on the rear of the T2 model. This has been improved to offer increased strength with a simpler ROTO axle design, as well as more separation and levelling capability. The result of these changes is an increased harvest output, whilst maintaining the crop in great condition, the company explains. Standen has kept the front end of the T2xs similar to the previous

model in terms of digging web and shares configuration, albeit now with a wider chassis throughout the machine which further improves service access. David Robertson of Cookston Farms has been putting the new T2xs through its paces. Cookston Farms, based in Angus, crops 195 acres of potatoes split between home seed, salads, whites and specialist varieties on a mix of medium to heavy and

loamy-sand land. Of the new model, David said: “The new model T2xs is an outstanding and very well-built harvester. Not only does it offer great driver visibility, the new control box is user-friendly with a very clear screen. Adjustment of the roller table and Omega separators from the control box is so simple. The VariSep offers another separation point and the ROTO Axle is great for opening up. Plus, it is easy and quick to set up the web speeds and ram functions. In conjunction with our New Holland T7.245, it was a pleasure to be able to lift with an entirely British-built system.” Standen sales and marketing director Edward Gilbert said: “We are delighted that the new T2xs model has been so well received in the wide variety of field trials we have run throughout the model’s development. We believe that we have made some great improvements to the already popular harvester that growers will really appreciate when in operation on farm.” Standen is now taking orders for delivery of the new T2xs models in 2021. If any grower is interested in a demonstration, contact Standen to arrange. FG

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Potatoes Company says it’s UK’s number one for root crop parts Wearing parts specialist Pan Anglia claims to have the most extensive range of root crop parts in the UK. “We have always had a strong presence in the root crop sector, but continual investment in stock, expansion of the range and in-house web manufacture under license from Broekema have comfortably placed us at the number one position within the UK market,” says Pan Anglia’s root crop specialist, Richard Fell. “We now carry stock of rollers, shares, stars, drive rollers and much more for everything from bedforming to destoning, bed tilling, planting, topping, wind

rowing, harvesting, cleaner loading and wash plants. We are able to supply non-OEM manufactured parts to fit a wide range of machinery including, Grimme, Standen, ScanStone, AVR, George Moate, Jones, CTM, T Johnson and Cross, to name just a few,” says Mr Fell. Pan Anglia puts much of its success in root crop parts down to having knowledgeable and experienced staff who can negotiate the complex and technical area of parts and web specifications, along with their long-term close relationship with the renowned Dutch web manufacturer, Broekema. This close cooperation between the two companies has recently enabled Pan Anglia to commence web production at its Sudbury depot under license from Broekema. “Whilst we hold a substantial amount of webs on stock for same day despatch, the in-house web production gives us greater flexibility and swifter response times, especially when dealing with enquiries on less mainstream equipment,” comments Mr Fell. FG


Difficult times mean difficult choices Deciding whether to invest in new machinery in these uncertain times is a dilemma facing many growers and produce handling companies. The need to at least maintain and potentially increase production to achieve economies of scale and keep a business viable, means that a higher specification or increased capacity machine could be the answer. But at what cost? With this in mind, Norfolk-based Hub4Parts Ltd recently launched a refurbished and pre-owned division, which could offer a solution. With a fully-refurbished machine often costing less than half that of a new system, and a sound ‘checked over’ pre-owned system around 20–25 per cent, the ability to achieve a cost-effective

upgrade is most definitely available. Hub4Parts specialises in the ‘Herbert’ brand of equipment. Although much of this range is no longer available, its reputation for being well-built and reliable is well known. H4P is set up to fully support these systems, now and in the future. Whilst some technological advances are available in the new systems, if a well-designed, good quality system is what you are looking for, H4P says “you won’t go wrong buying one of these refurbished or pre-owned machines”. If the system required is not in stock, H4P can source the equipment using its years of experience and network of contacts. FG

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Potatoes Record sales for next gen barrel washer latest heavy-duty direct-driven auger with side scraper chain system, which can be built with fully automatic control and sequencing, as well as our newly-designed floating debris remover and integrated destoner have proved very popular.” Tong’s barrel washer is the first choice for efficient and gentle potato and carrot washing, and effective washing of parsnips, celeriac, sugar beet, swedes and more, Tong says. Manufactured in barrel lengths ranging from 1.2–5m, and widths from 600–1,500mm, it can be specified as a standalone unit or integrated into a new or existing handling line. “Our next generation Barrel Washer design, alongside our proven Auto-Touch HMI controls which include intelligent diagnostics and safety modules, [...] means our customers can be sure of a highperformance, low maintenance machine that brings Five Tong barrel washers at optimum washing different stages in the final results,” adds assembly process. Edward. FG

Tong Engineering has announced record sales of its next generation stainless steel Barrel Washer throughout 2020, driven by its new, advanced design which launched last year. Advanced features that now come as standard include a new directdrive, inverter-controlled barrel drive shaft with heavy duty coupling. Commenting on current advanced vegetable washing projects, managing director Edward Tong says: “Regardless of their size and throughput requirements, all these customers have the same common goal of achieving a very high-quality crop washing process, with a system that maximises throughput and is very simple to maintain [...]. “Advanced features include our

Update and minor facelift for sieving harvesters Dewulf has fitted its R3060 series of two-row self-propelled sieving harvesters with several updates. Every new R3060 is now equipped with a brand new Scania Stage 5 engine. To further optimise the engine performance, the engine compartment also received a new grille, for improved heat management. In the cabin, the driver’s comfort has also been further improved, thanks to new HD monitors and cameras. The most recent version of the R3060 is driven by a 350 or 400hp Stage 5 Scania engine with AdBlue system. Dewulf says this more environmentally-friendly engine reduces the emissions of soot, fine particulates, and nitrogen from their 2-row selfpropelled sieving harvester and

is fully compliant with the stricter European emission standards. To ensure enjoyable harvesting in full comfort, the R3060 boasts updated HD monitors and cameras. The new monitors have greatly improved image quality with the same smooth touch + trigger switch controls as before. A camera at the back of the machine and one on top of the bunker discharge elevator are each fitted with a wide-angle lens. This provides the driver with an excellent view of the area behind the harvester when driving in reverse, as well as a more complete and sharper view when filling transport vehicles or boxes, which enables better judgement as to when they are fully loaded. FG


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Lockdown marketing opportunity means wash line is busier than ever One year after Haith completed a new wash line for Scutt Farming, the specialist potato grower has enjoyed increased flexibility for marketing its produce, including supplying Morrisons. Until this year, Scutt Farming was selling all of its potato crop to fish and chip shops. A change in focus triggered by Covid-19, when the lockdown forced its customers to close, saw Jonathan Scutt approach Morrisons, which now sells his potatoes in its Wonky Range. Haith’s wash line at Scutt Farming’s 1,600 acre farm in Eastrington near Goole was commissioned in July 2019. The process starts with a Haith Rota-tip S. Like Haith’s other box tipplers, the S model is the perfect replacement for hydraulic tippers and boasts numerous unique features. Extremely easy to use, reliable and safe, the Rota-Tip S is working incredibly well for Scutt Farming, says Ken Hollingworth, who oversaw the installation.” Scutt Farming is exactly the type of farm that we had in mind when we designed the Rota-Tip S,” he says. “The box isn’t ejected as with other models in our line-up, but

Jonathan and his team don’t need this functionality – they wanted the most cost-effective solution to their needs and the S series is just that!” Soil from the crop is removed by a fixed centre coil soil extractor with four sets of 750mm wide, 100mm diameter coil springs and a fixed speed three-phase shafted mounted gear drive. The produce then enters a Haith Flume Destoner before entering a 3m x 900mm Supa clean Washer which can handle between 5–10t/ hour each. Haith recommended the Flume De-Stoner as it is ideal for effectively removing stone and clod at a rate of 10t/hour while being cost-effective. The crop is then washed in a 3m Haith Semi-Submerged Washer, with a stainless-steel barrel and fully pintle lined barrel. The fully enclosed sludge removal ensures the machine is extremely easy to clean, and with external bearings, longevity is guaranteed.

Finally, the potatoes enter a Haith Sponge Roller Dryer, with 12, 1,200mm wide sponge rollers. An integral drip tray ensures that none of the water from the crop hits the floor. “Some people think Haith is only interested in working with the really big boys, but they’d be wrong,” says Jonathan. “We found them to be really passionate and committed to delivering the best solution possible and they took the time to visit us,

learn about our business, our needs and come up with a solution which is perfect for us.” Haith sales manager, Ken Hollingworth, is delighted that things have worked out well for Jonathan and his team. “It must have been a very worrying time for the Scutt Farming team when the pandemic meant their customers had to close, and we’re pleased that we’ve been able to play a small part in helping them win their new contract with Morrisons.” FG 75066

Service irrigation equipment now to avoid frost damage Most irrigation equipment has been well-used on potato crops this year, and so will require a thorough service. This should be completed before the coldest months of the year to avoid frost damage, and UK manufacturer Briggs Irrigation says it is ready to assist farmers, whether servicing is normally a DIY project or outside help is needed. Managing director Adrian Colwill says: “Perhaps partly due to concerns over Covid-19, many of our customers have preferred to carry out as much work on their machinery as possible themselves, including commissioning new items of equipment. If they also want to do their own servicing, we can direct them to the right service

manuals which are available on our website, via a password. “Alternatively, we will be pleased to carry out a full service for them. This can include water meter testing and replacement of the PE hose on the hose reel. In most cases, we only need to come into contact with the machinery itself which could then be left for a few days to avoid any potential Covid-19 risks. In either case, we are always available to discuss the options, along with any technical issues.” The company is also offering out-of-season discounts up to Christmas, after which there might be the added impact of new tariffs in the absence of a trade agreement with the EU. FG

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And finally… A man and a woman were having a quiet, romantic time in a restaurant, gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes, and holding hands. The waitress, taking an order at a nearby table, suddenly noticed the woman sliding down her chair, slipping all the way to the floor, and ending up out of sight under the tablecloth. All the while, the man stared straight ahead. The waitress thought this behaviour was a bit risqué, and might offend other diners. She tactfully said to the man: “Pardon me sir, I think your wife has just slid under the table.” The man looked up at her and replied: “No she didn’t, she just walked in.” Thank you to P. Peeps of Goxhill, North Lincolnshire, for this great joke!

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Farmers Guide 25 Years Ago Twenty-five years ago in the November 1995 edition of Farmers Guide, Claas introduced the new Lexion 480 combine – described as a “new Claas of Combine” – and the Xerion multi-function tractor. With a price tag of £225,000, the Lexion 480 had a new twin rotor separation system, instead of the traditional straw walkers, and a new vista cab. The Xerion, with front and rear hydraulic linkages and hydrostatic transmission, had a swivelling cab which could be positioned at the front, centre or rear of the tractor to suit the work in hand. John Deere added new telescopic handlers, big square balers, a no-till drill and fixed specification 3000 tractor series to its range in 1995. Two new big square balers were to be produced by Bernard

Krone. One made 80x80cm bales, and the other produced 120x80cm bales – both with variable lengths from 1–2.5m. Matbro announced it would be making the new John Deere 4000 series telehandlers with 100hp engines, and the no-till drill, which had been used for several years in the USA, would be available to UK farmers from 1996. A fixed specification range of John Deere 3000 series tractors with a standard cab would have economical prices starting from £24,178. Ernest Cozens commented that the growth in the 100–150hp tractor market looked set to become very competitive. The latest addition being the new four model Steyr 9000 series with 105–145hp engines. Ernest also used a picture of a trailed and engine-driven Massey Harris combine working on a Norfolk farm in 1931 – said to be the first one used in Great Britain. In Farm Machinery News, Claas had added eight new machines to its mower, tedder and swather ranges. They included a 3m trailed drum

mower and a 7.4m six-rotor tedder. Danagri was marketing the latest 2–6m German-built Hassia grain drills, and new following harrows were now available for all Nordsten grain drills. Accord introduced a new 18-row Monopil S sugar beet drill with an optional end tow attachment, and Amazone announced a tine assembly for their power harrows for use in non-ploughing situations. Zetor added new 70 and 80hp tractors to its four-wheel drive series and the company would be marketing Hurlimann tractors by the end of the year. Same announced a 25 per cent increase in sales of Same and Lamborghini models. New Holland, along with Lincolnshire NVTEC, announced they were to stage a display of 500 vintage Fordson tractors made from 1917– 1966 at the Newark Showground in June 1996. And finally... The Farmers Guide was on the move in November 1995 when Doug Potts and his staff migrated from their town centre office in Ipswich to Parkside on nearby London Road. FG

THE SUTCLIFF MINI-TRAK Built by Sutcliff Industries at Evesham in Worcestershire in the mid-1990s, the Sutcliff Mini-Trak was made partly with some re-built second-hand Ferguson TE 20 components. It had a moulded plastic bonnet, mudguards and transmission cover and there was a choice of a 30hp, three-cylinder and a 41hp, four-cylinder Lister-Petter direct injection, water-cooled diesel engine. The specification included a single plate dry clutch, a four forward and one reverse gearbox, live hydraulics and disc brakes installed in a re-conditioned Ferguson TE 20 transmission housing. An independent power take-off, a high/low creep speed box, working lights, down-swept exhaust and either a safety roll bar or weather cab were among the list of optional extras for the Sutcliff Mini-Trak,

which cost £5,800 when it was introduced in 1955. Sales literature explained that the MiniTrak could be used with all normal category one linkage implements and was equally suitable for use on golf courses, estates, farms, horticultural glass work, equestrian centres and forestry. Sutcliff Industries also marketed a range of mounted rotary grass toppers with 4, 5, 6 and 8ft cutting widths, direct drive blade rotors and shear bolt protection for the power take off. The Sutcliff ST 35 with the same Lister Petter 30 or 41hp diesel engine, added to the range in 1977, was also a combination of new and reconditioned parts. The specification included a Massey Ferguson 35 transmission housing with six forward and two reverse gears, a spring suspension seat

and re-designed plastic body panels. Sutcliff Industries was acquired by the Smallholder Tractor Company, at Evesham, in 1997. FG

Optional equipment for the Sutcliff Mini-Trak included a down-swept exhaust and either a weather cab or safety roll bar.

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CTM 120 cleaner loader, good single cylinder diesel engine, handle start, rod link chains, bit rough but works, ideal farmer’s fodder beet machine. £200+VAT. R Jones Tel 07785 583192 (Norfolk)



McHALE round bale lifters, 2010, only stacked 1000 bales/yr, c/w Merlo brackets, check valve & pipes, these are only bolted on so easily removed if fitting to another loader. £750+VAT. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire)

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KIDD swath chopper, chops & spreads straw, ideal for re-baling, good condition, ex-Lima Grain, very handy for wet straw that just won’t dry, brilliant tool. £750 ono no VAT. T Waller Tel 07500 060463 (Essex)

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MCHALE 991LBER round bale wrapper, 1998, 40000 bale count, fully automatic, remote control, on purpose built trailing chassis with petrol power pack, so no tractor needed to operate it. £3,200+VAT. P Littlejohn Tel 07974 745863 (Ayrshire)

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REDFYRE 100 oil powered hot water & heating range cooker. P Nichols Tel 07773 342495 (Glos)

ROOFING MATERIALS GARFORD Kleine Unicorn beet drill, 1997, 12 rows @50cm, manual sectional control, tramline kit, pre-em markers, tungsten carbide tipped coulters & row fillers, gwo. £6,750+VAT. A Hurn Tel 07771 925247/01263 587144 (Norfolk)


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FLAT 8 bale grab, made by Masons Engineering, heavy duty grab, has had very little use, excellent condition. P Appleby Tel 07850 317403 (Co Durham)



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S – 41027335 – ex demo New Holland T7.225 AC, Auto Command, Blue Power package, exhaust brake, 50kph eco transmission, 540/540e/1000 rear PTO, AGR ready .....................................POA

S – 41024577 – ex demo New Holland T6.175 DCT, 50kph, Terraglide axle, Dynamic Command gearbox rear/auto PTO ...................................................................£69,800

S – 21027264 – ex demo New Holland CR9.90 combine, 58.5” Ultraflex tracks, Stage V engine 600hp, with Intellisense automated harvest system.............................................................POA

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S – 41027085 – ex demo New Holland T7.315 AC, Auto Command Stage V, elec mid mount remotes, 50kph Eco CVT, Class 4.75 front axle, elec telescopic mirrors, joystick .....................POA


SULKY X40+ SPREADER S – 41024434 – new shop soiled, hyd shut off fertiliser spreader EV24-36 vanes, hopper extension to 600L, hopper cover manual winder ..................................................£7,500

S – 21027310 – new New Holland T7.230 AC Auto Command 50K MY19 Stage V Eco CVT, 2MMV, headland turn, variable ratio steering ........................................................................POA


NEW NEW HOLLAND TELEHANDLER 7.37 ELITE J – 21027028 – new Larrington 14t Rootking, twin line air brakes with load sensing valve, side ladder, grain chute, rollover sheet ...................................................................£19,950

0% Retail finance 1 + 3 annual payments• S – 41026295 – pick up hitch with mirror, LED boom working light, continuous flow for aux boom hydraulic.....................£69,980

S – 21027699 – 2020 New Holland Boomer 50 TMR, 3 range hydrostatic transmission, 2 single/ double rear remotes, swinging drawbar, rear 3 point linkage ...................................................POA

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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


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J – 21024064 – 2012 Major Disc Injector 5.2m shallow disc injector, 3 point linkage mounted, plus umbilical fitting .....................................................................£3,500

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S – 41027766 – 2012 AVR Ge-Force cultivator, hook tine cultivator, 2 x 90 c/w full width rotor with clamp units, hydraulic cleaning kit, 2 front depth wheels ...............................................£6,000

S – 41027150 – ex demo AVR 9200 Harvest Spirit Varioweb, 6.5t WB bunker, picking off platform, powered rear axle, 850/50/R30.5 tyres, digging frame ..............................................................POA

S – 41027595 – used Forigo D55 Duplex 360 MFP120B cultivator, set Fir 2 x 62" BEDSM, Cat 2/3 point linkage, single speed gearbox 540rpm .....................................................................£2,980

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Lexion 570+TT combine, 06 reg Two 16t trailers – 1 Bailey 1 Western Pronto 6DC grain drill, 2011 Vaderstad Rollex 10.2m rolls


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THREE-PHASE compressor, old but works well, tested last year. ÂŁ75 ono. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)

SEALEY SAC32775B workshop compressor, still a current model, 270L tank, 7.5hp motor, 3 phase, 2 years old, full working order, selling due to buying a larger Hydrovane compressor. ÂŁ500+VAT. N Brown Tel 07836 726983 (Berks)




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Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD NEW Malone 6’ semi offset toppers .....£950 A selection of 4 & 5 furrow ploughs...... POA NEW Malone 14t log splitters ..............£825 Merrick Loggin trailer 14t grain trailer on super singles ..............................£5,000 NEW Malone post knockers ..............£2,750 Bonhill 8t muck spreader c/w 4 vertical New bulk barley beef feeders beaters ........................................... POA (selection) ...................................... POA New 22 space silage/hay feeders ......... POA Drawbar Engineering beavertail low loader, 25’, c/w ramps, air brakes ...........£3,750 Muck fork suitable for loader or teleporter ......................................£350 12t lorry conversion trailer, needs new floor c/w brakes & lights ...............£850 Brian Legg 12t trailer ............................ POA BREAKING NEWS... WE ARE NOW MALONE DEALERS All tractors and machinery wanted – dead or alive!

PORTEK Scatterbird Mk2 bird scarer, c/w battery, charger & gas cylinder. ÂŁ120. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) NEW Holland CR 9090, 2013, 2400 engine hrs, 1900 rotor hrs, 30" tracks, Optispread, chaff spreader, full GPS Intelliview IV, climate control & 35' varifeed header with twin side knives & trolley, high output combine in excellent condition. J Hodges Tel 07973 897247 (Bucks) NEW Holland 8070 combine, 15' header & trailers. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs) 16-FOOT knife for Massey Ferguson 7345S combine, 2012. ÂŁ140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) STOCKS slug pellet applicator with hand book, new control box. ÂŁ200. M Gardner Tel 07772170938 (Suffolk)


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

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BUNDED chemical store container, 6m long, 2.4m wide, internal shelving. ÂŁ500+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds) TIMBER beam, 11' x 8' x 6', stored for 20yrs in dry space. space needed. ÂŁ25. W Holt Tel 01728 724858 (Suffolk)

COMBINES & HARVESTERS NEW Holland CR9070 combine, 2013 machine with 1460 engine hrs & 1150 drum hrs, in fabulous condition, sat on 24� Smartrax c/w 9.15m Vari header, regularly serviced, great combine, will cut 100+ acres/day, available due to retirement. £125,000+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Glos)

ZURN side knife to ďŹ t right hand side of John Deere 600 Series header, mechanical drive from combine knife, vgc. ÂŁ775+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)

COMPRESSORS SMALL single phase air compressor on wheels, can be seen working with tyre connecter. ÂŁ75+VAT ono. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs)

MF50B 1977, 2wd, manual gearbox, extra long front loader, c/w quick hitch, 3rd service, 2 rear buckets, front bucket, very tidy. ÂŁ3,950+VAT. H Vale Tel 07968 264768 (Beds)

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CASE IH QUADTRAC 540CVX 2020 Ex-Demo, 6 Remotes, Linkage and Drawbar, Accuguide to RTX Level, 30” Tracks

CASE IH OPTUM 300 CVX 2019/500 hours, 4 Remotes, Front Linkage with Couplers, Accuguide, 600/70R30710/70R42 Michelins

CASE IH PUMA 185 50k Powershift, 2020 Ex-Demo, 4 Remotes, Front Linkage with PTO, Accuguide, 540/65R30-650/65R42

CASE IH PUMA 165 50k Powershift, 2020 Ex-Demo, Stage 5/ New Bonnet, 4 Remotes, Front Linkage, 540/65R28-650/65R38 Michelins

NEW HOLLAND TF78 ELEKTRA PLUS 2000, 3357 / 2781 Hours, 24ft Header with Cochet Extension, Good, Tidy and Genuine

KTWO ROADEO CURVE 1200 2020, 12 Ton, Hydraulic and Air, Rollover sheet, Grain chute, Hydraulic door, 560/60 R22.5 BKT

Contact Philip Stephenson: 07715 077924


CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 7240 AXIAL FLOW 2019 Ex-Demo, Low Hours, 30ft 3050HD Header with Steering Trolley, Redekop, 24” Tracks

Maschio Alitalia Combination Drill 3 metre, Disc Coulter, Bout and Pre-emergence markers, 2020/As new Krone Swadro Rakes / KW 7.82 Tedders available from stock – End of season deals Sumo DTS 9 Drill 9 metre, 2014, Good metal – Due in shortly Ktwo Roadeo Curve 1600/1800 Trailers, 560/60 R22.5 BKT, Hydraulic and Air Brakes – Choice KRM Bogballe Fertiliser Spreaders – Contact us to discuss your season 2021 requirements


Louth • Lincolnshire • LN11 0HH

All prices plus VAT

For more machines visit our website

www.turneygroup.com or call us on 01869 343333

www.suffagri.co.uk Amazone Z-AM Fertiliser Spreader ..................................................................£3,350 Amazone Pantera Self Propelled Sprayer, 36m ................................................POA McConnel 745 Power Arm Hedgecutter, 3 Point Linkage, EDS, Revolution Control, 1.2m Head, 2011 ..........................................................................................POA Twose 600SE 3 Point Linkage Hedgecutter, 1.2m Head ................................POA

DEMO AMAZONE CAYENA 6m Tine Drill available


New Holland T7.190 SWII 2017.40kph.3spools.Guidance Ready.Range Command. 650/65R38 & 540/65R28 2300hrs. £56,000

New Holland T7.190 Classic 2017.50kph.4spools.Range Command.650/65R38 & 540/65R28.1900hrs. Choice from £52,500

New Holland T7.210 SWII 2017.40kph.4spools.Guidance Ready.Range Command 650/65R42 & 540/65R30 2050hrs. £58,000

Ktwo Evo 14000 C/W Slurry Door.Wide Angled PTO. 580/70R 38 Tyres Choice from £14,750

John Deere 6150M 40KPH 4WD Tractor C/W Front Suspension 650/65R42 540/65R30 4168hrs £44,000

New Holland T7.260 SWII 2017.40kph.4spools.Guidance Ready.Auto Command 710/70R38 & 600/65R28 2000hrs. £79,000

R Weston Delilah 10 C/W 540 PTO, 650/75R32 Tyres. Fixed Towing Eye.Rear Hitch. Rear Lights & Rear Hydraulic brakes £9,000

Case Baler LB434 2014.C/W Single Axle. 120 x 90 Bale Size. 18,000 Bales

Kuhn Merge Max Working Width (8.2 - 9.5 M) 1000RPM PTO Speed.HYD Brake.500/45-22.5 Tyres & Swath Curtain £49,995

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A selection of machines available from our current stock, phone for details

Purchase or Lease Hire a McCormick Tractor up to 300hp or book a demonstration today

MANITOU TELEHANDLERS MLT741, 7 metre demonstrator available


CONTACT: Joel Robinson on 07768 007526 Sam Spall on 07799 262046 David Eley on 07768 007528

Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2JS

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SMALL seed barrel to fit MF30 3.5m drill. £75+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

Weaving LDD Disc Drill

EQUESTRIAN HORSE walker/exerciser, mechanically sound, some framework needs repair. H Haynes Tel 01793 762437/07711 188241 (Wilts)


07813 182054 01536 771246

NEARLY new, hardly used, only 183hrs, model P65-5. £10,500. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk)







£18,500+VAT David: 07879 698473 Karl: 07500 448243 Washingborough, Lincs T: 01522 790720


2017, w/width 6m, 3 rows of discs, elec metering, pre-em markers, approx 1000 acres worked, excellent condition





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

OPICO Hatzenbichler Variocast Air 8 small seed drill, 2011, 8 outlet pipes, electric fan with land wheel metering, was previously on a Sumo Trio, includes outlet pipes & fittings. £4,000+VAT. J Spinks Tel 07970 549009 (Norfolk)

The Sky EasyDrill Countryside Grants Now Available

RECO Sulky 4m Optiline drill, fitted to Farm Force Drillmate, Suffolk coulters, pre-emergence markers. £3,750+VAT. P Wright Tel 07774 457821 (Norfolk)

BENFORD dumper, 2x2, reg 11/05/93, diesel, swivel hydraulic tipper tipper, load 1t, good condition, not used very much, as in photo. £1,500+VAT ono. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)

HORSCH CO4 4m drill, hydraulic markers, Horsch metering inc radar, hydraulic fan conversion, plus 6'' Dutch openers fitted & full set of Duett coulters. £12,600. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts)

Versatile no-till & conventional disc drill with low power requirement Please call for more information

Metal fencing Storage containers Metal containers Offices Modular buildings and more...

01933 557294 TWO 12' heavy duty galvanised field gates, both in good condition, can send photos if required, collection only near Witham. £45 each no VAT. M Saunders Tel 07710 583397 (Essex)


SNOW plough blade only, just need to make up your own frame. £100 ono. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)


07748 004794 01245 442224 FARM Force 4m disc drill, hydraulic fold down. £3,000+VAT. R Tate Tel 01327 361217 (Northants)

Alpego AS4

Combination Drill

JCB JS200LC, 1995, 3m dipper, working order. POA. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs)

MF510 Air Seeder, 6m hyd bout markers & pre em marker, ready to work. £1,250+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)


CAD ASPIRATORS Guaranteed for bushel weight improvement NEW & SECONDHAND CLEANERS AVAILABLE

Carier Elevators Conveyors and Spares Contact Robin on 01472 753936 07710 242015

Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services

www.grainmachinery.co.uk TRIPOD auger, 3 phase, 27' x 4.5". £250. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent)

FORAGE & SILAGE 15-75253

KUHN Megant tine drill 2016, 6m, hyd fan drive, electric metering, Quantron S-2 box, pre-em markers & half width shut off. POA. H Saunders Tel 07748 140502 (Beds)



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.


£52,595 plus VAT

QUANTITY of aeration laterals & fittings. £75. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent)

CLEANER SCREENS available for most makes

John Brewer 07966 285240 johnquickfencer@yahoo.co.uk

4m hydraulic fold power harrow/disc coulter seeder, front seed hopper, full spec, as new/unused




Ian Houlgrave

FOUR brand new hurdles/gates, 2.4m x 1.2m approx, galvanised, heavy duty. £40 each no VAT. T Rix Tel 07713 470297 (Cambs)

MULTI 2000

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100KVA Leyland engined generator, 3 phase, with Stamford alternator, only 531hrs, used as standby, engine needs attention, barn stored. £1,200+VAT ono. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)


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www.louthtractors.co.uk Philip Stephenson

07715 077924

VOGEL & Noot combination drill, 3m, pre emergence markers, RDS controller, covering harrows, good condition. £5,000 ono. T Oyler Tel 07775 857348 (Essex)

QUALITY haylage in 4' round wrapped bale. W Everitt Tel 01263 860112 (Norfolk)

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

RECONDITIONED 7' grain bucket, pin & cone. £900 no VAT. S Calvert Tel 07703 863007/01302 707284 (S Yorks)

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2014 Case Puma 160 CVX 5382hrs


£7 2, 50 0

£3 7, 00 0

Tel: 01580 291271 • Mob: 07836 723944 • sales@markhellier.co.uk

2018 Case Puma 185 with Case LRZ160 loader 2028hrs

2018 Case Puma 165 CVX 5383hrs




2014 Puma 160 CVX, 5382hrs, 160hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, continuously variable. mid mount valves, Power Beyond, front tyres 480/70x30 0% Trelleborg, rear tyres 580/70x42 0% Trelleborg ......... £37,000

2015 Arion 650, 5800hrs, front linkage, mechanical spool valves, 90% tyres ................... £34,500

2011 New Holland T6070, 12000hrs, 150hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, full power shift, Power Command, side winder, straight from work, front tyres 540/65x28 80%, rear tyres 650/65x38 40% ............................... £23,000

2018 Puma 165 CVX, 5383hrs 50kph, front weight, screen (but not guidance ready) LED work lights, exhaust brake, front tyres 540/65x28 90% Michelin, rear tyres 650/65x38 90% Michelin ................................................. POA

MASSEY FERGUSON: 2011 MF 5470 Dyna 4, 6300hrs, brand new tyres, been on rowcrops all its life .......................................... £25,500

FENDT: 2012 Fendt 828 Profi Plus, 10300hrs, front PTO, tyres 20%, brand new engine 500hrs ago ...................................... £49,000 1999 Fendt 716, 13500hrs, 160hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, continuously variable, seat cushion tatty, rust on bonnet, otherwise very tidy, front tyres 480/65x28 10%, rear tyres 600/65x38 70% ....... £19,000

CAT: 2012 Challenger MT765 C, 7364hrs, 360hp, 40kph, front weights, cab suspension, full powershift, full Top Con RTX, extra front idler weights, 30” 90% tracks, re-advertised due to time waster .................................. £50,000

2012 Fendt 828 Profi Plus 10300hrs, brand new engine 500hrs ago

JOHN DEERE: 2018 JD 6145R, 2182hrs, 145hp, 45kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, air seat, semi p/shift, Power Beyond, auto quad, Isobus ready, front tyres 420/70x28 75% Michelin, rear tyres 18.4x38 70% Michelin ........................................... £56,500 2013 JD 8345R, 3800hrs, 50kph, front linkage, autopower, tyres 80%, immaculate ......... POA A DYNAMOMETER READING IS AVAILABLE ON ALL TRACTORS

NOW IN: ENGINES: NEW CNH engines to fit Tier 3, Maxxum 115 & TSA 115, Case Puma, Plus New Holland T6 & T7 BRAND NEW TYRES Two 380/70x24 Two 480/70x34 Direct replacements for 13.6x24 & 16.9x34 Continental & Firestone £1,100 per set

2012 Cat Challenger MT765C 7364hrs

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2011 Puma 160 CVX, 7800hrs, 40kph, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage & PTO, Climate Control, continuously variable, small screen, front tyres 480/70x30 90% Trelleborg, rear tyres 580/70x42 50% Mitas ....................................... £30,000

Jan 2011 Valtra T131 Hitec, 7200hrs, 140hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, engine side panels missing, front tyres 480/65x28 50%, rear tyres 600/65x38 50%....................... £23,500

£5 0, 00 0

2018 Puma 185 with Case LRZ160 loader, 2028hrs, 185hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, full power shift, ABS, full guidance, mid mount valves, mechanical spool valves, front tyres 540/65x30 80% Michelin, rear tyres 650/65x42 85% Michelin, re-advertised due to time waster .................................. £72,500


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2018 John Deere 6145R 2182hrs

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Mobile 07831

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Finance & Part Ex Available

2020 NH CR7.90 Intellisteer, 900/70R32, LED lights, 28’ Varifeed & trailer, engine hrs 124 & threshing hrs 97 (library image)

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

2019 Demo NH T7.270 Auto Command, Blue Power, 600/65R28 & 650/75R38 Michelin, f/linkage & Intellisteer, hrs 89

2019 Demo NH T7.245 Auto Command 50kph, front linkage,1 mid mount, 150L pump, 4 remotes, guidance ready, 12 LEDs, 540/65R30, 650/65R42 Michelin, hrs 477

2019 Demo NH T7.260 Auto Command, 50kph, 600/65R28 & 650/75R38 Michelin, f/linkage & Intellisteer, hrs 175

2007 MF 6480 Dyna 6, 40kph, 3 spools, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38, hrs 4,943

2016 New Holland T6.155 Electro Command, 40kph, factory fitted linkage, Comfort Ride, Terraglide suspension, 480/65R28& 600/65R38 tyres, hrs 1,746

2009 Henton grain trailer sprung tandem axles, front ladder, greedy boards, grain chute, rear beacon, manual rear door, 12.5/80

MAS Bunded Diesel Bowser 2012, 1150L, twin 12 volt pumps choice of 8 other bowsers

Kuhn Vari-Leader 7 Furrow Semi Mounted Plough 2015, on land/in furrow, hyd vari-width, auto reset

Richard Western High Speed Flat Bed Trailer 2015, 24t tri-axle, ABS, a/brakes & susp, excellent condition

Bailey Drop Side Dump Trailer 2019, only 9 months old, 9.5t, flotation wheels

New Barford 19t Low Loader 22’ long plus beavertail, sprung d/bar, hyd brakes

Ingersoll Rand/Doosan Twin Tool Road Compressors 2011–2015, 839–1529hrs

West 3000 Gallon Dual Spreader 2012, 650/65x30.5 wheels, excellent condition

JCB 4220 Fastrac 2017, 5350hrs, 600/70x30 90%, mint condition, part-ex

Kverneland 4m Combination Drill 2014, Suffolk coulters, choice of 2, excellent condition

BKT Flotation Wheels Two 900/60x42 98%, suit Fendt 900 Series, MF 8000 Series, as new

NRH Front Linkage Press 2017, 4m, hydraulic folding, little use

Black Stocks Dual Wheels 710/75x42, 710/70x42, 620/70x42, 710/85x38, 710/70x38, 650/65x38

Western 1100L Mobile Pressure Washer 2017, Yanmar diesel engine, had little use

MF 8735 66 reg, 895hrs, 350hp, Dyna-VT, 710/600 tyres 95%, 5 year warranty, part-ex

Bunded Diesel Tank 2016, 9000L, 240 volt pump, flow meter, filter, barn stored, 1st class condition

Kuhn Weaving 4m Combination Tine Drill 2015/2017, only two season use, excellent condition

Hubert 2145 7+ 1 Plough 2016, on land/in furrow, DD bodies, Cat 3 or 4 headstock

Marshall 12t Heavy Duty Dump Trailer 2009, 385/65x22.5 90%, sprung drawbar

John Deere Front Linkage Weights with Stand 2018, choice of 6 f/linkage weight blocks, 900–3000kg

Suton HD 230 Hydraulic Sweeping Brush with collector, 2018, as new, £4,250

Bailey Flat Bed Low Loader 2018, 8t, 20’ x 8’ body, tool box, as new

Contact Charles Moorman Office 01777 870111 www.plattsharris.co.uk or email us at: sales@plattsharris.co.uk


07970 805351

Wold Farm Park • Old • Northants

T: 01604 780087 M: 07790 666875 E: sales@morganfarm.co.uk


20’ Nearly New Metal Containers for sale


New & Second Hand Mecmar Grain Dryers supplied

Opico 525XL 12t Gas Grain Dryer c/w standard discharge & precleaner


Opico Dryer Genuine Parts available for next day delivery

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High Quality Combines, Self Propelled Forage Harvesters, Ag Loading Shovels, Machinery & Plant


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New 4m x 4m Grain Hopper New Grain & Industrial Bins 12–42t capacity c/w buildings for sale bottom outlet slide & top phone for details bump bar, phone for details

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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

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MILESTONE SPRAYERS Protecting Your Crops And The Environment

DU CE RE 2005 Berthoud Major 24m trailed 3200L, 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

Gem/Case trailed sprayer 2200L, 21m boom, self tracking draw bar, RDS rate control, very very tidy sprayer, Ramsey pressure system, brand new 6 cyl pump just fitted, not many around like this one

Amazone 1200L 20/21m boom, single line & single nozzle, boom tilt, 5 section boom, pressure adjustment from cab, very simple straight forward machine, min electrics, 6 cyl Comet pump, probably the cleanest sprayer of its type available POA

Knight ES 3000L self trak draw bar, clean water wash tank, wash down kit, s/ steel spray lines, triplet nozzle bodies, boom re circulation system, Delta 34 rate controller, this sprayer is immaculate, one owner from new POA

Farm Gem 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, what a machine for the money POA

Knight EU 3000LTR 12/24M sprayer Knight EU 3000ltr, 12/24m boom, Smart trak drawbar, field/road mode + steering, RDS Delta 3 rate control, lazer re-circulation, s/steel spray lines, triplet nozzle bodies, clean water wash tank, wash spray lines separately from tank,1 owner POA

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

Case SP3000 12/24m HD boom, 8 section boom, new style front bull bar, new style joystick, boom functions on joystick, laser switching from 2 to 4ws, spray dependency, power chain for hyd pipes etc, v smart sprayer, ready for work POA

Knight EU 3000L 28/27/24m boom, Series 4 boom, s/steel spray line, triplet nozzle bodies, Delta 34 rate control, Smart trak drawbar, field/road mode with steering, very tidy sprayer, suitable for contractor or large grower POA

2007 Sands SLC3000 s/p 24m boom, Muller controller/ auto boom height control/ headland assist, 2/4ws, electronic anti-slip, dual ride susp, 4sp hyd drive, booms blasted & re painted, air over hyd functions, vgc POA

Sands 3000L trailed sprayer mint condition, 12/24 alloy boom, no welds, steering axel, 6 section ball valve boom, RDS Delta 34 rate control, quite a rare machine, perfect in every way & ready for work, you will not find nicer POA

Knight EU 3000L 12/24m boom, RDS rate controller, Smart trak drawbar, field/road mode plus steering, clean water tank rinse system, s/steel spray lines, boom recirc system, s/steel hopper with can & rinse, Ramsey pressure system, super clean sprayer, 1 owner, very, very clean, choice of these ever popular sprayers POA




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PEDESTAL fan P3, electric 3ph. W Boyd Tel 01622 858484/07836 772424 (Kent)


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

75HP electric motor ex-centrifugal fan. W Boyd Tel 01622 858484/07836 772424 (Kent) BENTALL low volume fan unit, single phase motor, working order. ÂŁ75+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks) KONGSKILDE 3 phase blower. ÂŁ125. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent) KONGSKILDE 60t indoor bin & drying vertical & horizontal ducting, plus 13 spare sections. ÂŁ400. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent)

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Debenham, Suffolk Tel: 01728 861657 Mob: 07771 646075


KUHN 240 ail mower, c/w sideshift, has seen very little work, hence in good order, viewing welcome or more photos by request. J Woodward Tel 07960 866025 (Leics)


GLEBE FARM HEDGING 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 Email: hedge-plants@btconnect.com Website: www.glebefarmhedging.co.uk


PZ Haybob 300, good condition, all tines & springs working as should be, good gates. ÂŁ600+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

McCONNEL saw bench, PTO driven, excellent condition, ready to go to work. £1,250+VAT. A Morley Tel 07970 059573 (Derbys) REYTEC VFR 5.5m reach hedge trimmer, electric proportional controls, rotor reverse, oat, linkage mounted with A frame, 2015 but not used until 2016, good tidy machine, always washed, oiled & stored inside, selling as extra reach needed. M Lake Tel 07767 265716 (Herts) McCONNEL PA590 tractor hedge cutter, good working order, owned from new, 3-point linkage mount. £4,500+VAT. J Macmorland Tel 07729 196960 (Essex) McCONNEL PA35 hedge cutter, spares or repair. £725. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) BOMFORD hyd mower/hedgecutter. £675. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)

GALVANISED pipes, 12" to 4", used at my ďŹ sh farm (now closed). Offers invited. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)

BOMFORD hedge cutter. P Davies Tel 07831 109638 (W Mids)

LAND/PROPERTY ARABLE land wanted to rent by small farming family in east Suffolk, any acreage considered, please call with any information. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580/01728 602115 (Suffolk) LAND required suitable for combinable maize on a yearly basis, all size acreages considered, also grass land suitable for hay production, yearly or long term, 30 miles radius of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. T Haste Tel 07872 916363 (Suffolk)

Barry Horne


Tel: 01206 323200


New 5 & 8t meal silos with opening lids for forklift access

07879 402246 01948 710662 32T SILO centre discharge, auger boot on, as new condition. 07879 402246 Bulk Feeders

GALEBREAKER nets & ďŹ xings, 12 in total, 4m wide, 1.5m high, used for 1 winter so very good condition. ÂŁ950+VAT. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Notts)


HEAVY at roll. £150+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)




20 ton Log Splitter & Heavy-duty table 01223 613246

GRAIN laterals for grain drying, galvanised, stored inside, approx 40. ÂŁ80+VAT. RL & LH Baker Tel 07879 885505/01406 330782 (Lincs) OPICO AND MECMAR driers bought and sold. Genuine parts available nationwide. Morgan Farm Machinery. Tel: 01604 780087 Northants(T)

LOG splitter, runs on rear hydraulics, gwo, ideal for small tractor rear linkage, has been on MF135. ÂŁ200. F Danecker Tel 01494 758539/07885 491340 (Bucks) BOMFORD Hawk, 6m reach, 3 point linkage, power slew, 1.2m Pro Trim head, joystick controls, good condition. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex) BOMFORD Bushwacker hedge trimmer. ÂŁ675. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)

JOHN Deere 160 ride on mower, 16hp petrol, 42" cut. £1,275. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) DRIVE shaft off Lely Splendimo 280LC mower, only cut 6 acres. £50 no VAT. J Woodrow Tel 07957 613912/01502 575451 (Suffolk) BOMFORD 324 front mounted ail verge mower. C Allgood Tel 07762 267093/01480 830861 (Cambs)

KUHN VKM190, hydraulic side shift, rear roller, 2014, as new, only done a few acres. ÂŁ3,500 no VAT. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

KUHN ail mower, excellent condition, has done very little work, viewing welcome, more photos by request. £2,950+VAT. J Woodward Tel 07960 866025/07930 548933 (Leics)



info@ceresmachinery.com www.ceresmachinery.com

FLEMING 6' offset topper, good working order, c/w new cutting blades, adjustable skids, offside skid slightly bent but only cosmetic. ÂŁ700 inc VAT. C Harwin Tel 07786 060594 (Suffolk)

T 01280 705353 F 01280 702849

The Hedging Specialists

ONE-TONNE plastic self emptying bin, has stainless steel slide shutter, can be moved with a forklift. ÂŁ100. M Binder Tel 01986 781351/07788 648187 (Suffolk)


Northants M-Trac Ltd Brackley,


USED EQUIPMENT REQUIRED! Fabrication General engineering

FLEMING Top 9 topper, 9' twin rotor. ÂŁ1,550. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

Pellcroft Engineering Ltd www.pellcroft.com

Capacity 14� dia up to 2’ long logs produced. 3 spitting blade options, 3.5m folding unloader elevator, vgc.

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JAPA 355 Firewood Processor



TORO Groundsmaster 3000D with Peugeot TUD5 engine. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)



Danagri High�Capacity Heavy�Duty�Mobile Grain�Augers

FIFTY-FOOT 6" belt with 5.5" cups, for a grain elevator. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) BRICE Baker 9t metal bin. £100. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent) BRICE Baker 68t indoor hardboard bin. £250. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent) CHAIN & ight conveyors, c/w 3 phase motor, 33'. £175. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone (Kent)



KW Chopper bucket, very good condition, hasn’t done a great deal of work, no longer needed as no longer feeding potatoes, on Manitou brackets, best chopper bucket on the market. £3,800+VAT. R Catlin Tel 07725 813728 (Lincs)

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Michelin MegaXBib 800/65X32 178A8/178B


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Maxxis Bighorn 27/11.00R14 73K



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BKT AS504 405/70R20 14PLY


BKT AGRIMAX RT855 520/85R38 155A8




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BKT Agrimax RT855 460/85R38 149A8

BKT GR288 15.5X25 12PLY




J Murrell

01493 750999 info@jamesmurrell.co.uk

2009 BATEMAN RB26 3000L, 24m, 175hp


CASE 895XL DUO 4X4 4038hrs, vgc


SIMBA 6.6M DOUBLE PRESS cultivation tines, flotation tyres


Contract Farm Services

2019 RICHARD WESTERN SF18HS flotations, r/o sheet, mint

VADERSTAD HV/M77 10m Cambridge breaker rolls

2012 GM-R VOYAGER 3200 24m, RDS, GPS, excellent

JOHN DEERE 7710 P/QUAD f/links & PTO, 7791hrs








TOP SPEC SPEARHEAD TWIGA 655T auto pilot, 313hrs


NEW HIGH SPEED JPM 32’ BALE TRAILERS 560 flotations, top spec


2013 ATLAS COPCO XAS67 JOSKIN WIN PACK BC150 2010 KNIGHT RAVEN 2.8 FAST TOW 130CFM TRANS CAP 5500/18 legs, discs, large DD packer COMPRESSOR silage sides £15,200 900hrs £12,500 POA £5,500

LARRINGTON MAJESTIC NEW JPM 24’ & 26’ 18–20T LOW LOADERS 600/50R22.5 floats, ROS, full in stock £4,500 spec £20,000


ZETOR 7711 2WD genuine 1289hrs, amazing

NEW JPM 20T DUMP hyd gate, air, L/S 10 stud, 560 flotations

IFOR WILLIAMS TA510G3-14 tri axle, cattle partition, excellent

NEW HIGH SPEED JPM 16T DUMP magic gate, L/S, air

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2015 LEMKEN RUBIN 12/500KUA large discs, double packer, vgc




EX DEMO VADERSTAD ROLLEX 620 Cambridge breaker rolls


2002 JD 6910 AUTOPOWER 40k, Stoll F35 loader,


GRIFFITHS 12T GRAIN TRAILER grain chute, Super Singles


JPM 24’ 19TLL air brakes, L/S


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Paul G Lucas Potato Equipment Specialist

NEW MACHINERY IN STOCK Deutz 5090 demonstrator, c/w Stoll loader Deutz 5125 loader ready


Deutz 6165 powershift demonstrator Deutz 6215 TTV demo unit Kverneland 5 furrow LB Variwidth 300hp headstock Kverneland TAR 9464 twin rotor rake (mounted)

Swift Lift 60’ elevator Swift Lift 50’ elevator Orion V Track reconditioned, new belt & good working order 3 phase with automated bag rollers, etc £15,000 £7,500 clamper £4,750

Kverneland 85112C 10 row hay tedder (trailed) Redrock 24t tri-axle low-loading trailer Redrock 20t silage trailer, full spec (new model) McHale round bale handlers McHale V6750 belt baler, hyd brakes (new model)

SMC Box Rotator to ďŹ t Merlot forklift

Tong 48� Coil Cleaner adjustable


McHale 991 high speed wrapper

Dolav ½ Ton Box Tippler 3 phase powerpack


Walter Watson 6.3m flat roll Walter Watson hydraulic rotating 12’ end tow flat roll


Teagle Tomahawk 8500 Chief feeder bedders Opico 6m hydraulic folding grass harrows Moulton FY4 yard scraper Kawasaki Mule Pro DX

Tong 1 Ton Box Tippler 3 phase hydraulic powerpack

S/Steel Conveyor with plastic Haith Boat Hopper, 20’ long, 4t dewatering belt, approx 12’ variable speed with 48� rubber £2,800 long, 600mm wide £1,600 belt, choice of 2 £1,400

Kawasaki Mule Pro MX


Good selection of steel grading screens, 24� up to 72� All prices + VAT + carriage Email: sales@paul-lucas.net Mobile: 07836 608650 Telephone: 01673 843131 • Lincolnshire www.paul-lucas.net

Deutz M620, 2009 Case 5150 c/w loader 1995 Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Amazone ED452-K 6 row maize drill, 2011 Amazone ZAM300 fertiliser spreader, tested 2020, good condition

R.C.Boreham & Co

Kverneland 4 furrow LB160 vari width plough

New & Used Machinery

Kverneland 6 furrow LB300 headstock reversible plough

For all enquiries call: 01245 231320 ÂŁ17,500


Kuhn SW1104 square/round bale wrapper as new


Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn MDS1141 QL fertiliser spreader Kverneland Taarup 9578C twin rotor rake Teagle 40/40 tub feeder/bedder Merlo P28.7EVT

very good condition, approximately 4000hrs, 1999

Vaderstad Rexius Rolls

8.2m, 3900kg, good condition

Deutz-Fahr 7250TTV Warrior

Teagle 80/80 SC feeder/bedder

Ex demo, front PTO, LED lights

Conor 12m feeder mixer Kawasaki 300




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Walter Watson bull beef feeders

PF 12t heavy duty dump trailer JD 730 trailed mower conditioner, centre pivot drawbar JD 324 mounted mower conditioner

Pottinger Servo 45S lough

Ex demo 6 furrow, hydraulic front furrow


Deutz 5110 G

concrete front weight, Deutz branded Off demo machine

Brian James – Box Blue Trailer

New – Removeable side, loading ramp, 2700kg


Merlo P32.6

2011, 5600hrs, 70% tyres, good condition


NEW. Power-shuttle, loader ready, air con, NO ADBLUE

2500kg Front Weight

Agricultural Engineers

Saddington Road Nr SHEARSBY Leics LE17 6PX

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Insulated twin skin Increased yield Flip up plastic fender






Process your straw with the

Straw Buster F1050

For the perfect chop length

01400 272475

Tel Email welmacuk@btconnect.com


STAINLESS steel water troughs with header tank box, suitable for pigs & sheep, immaculate condition – like new. £200+VAT each trough. R King Tel 07929 424484 (Notts)

01353 862 044


POULTRY lung sucker, has beenused by us for turkeys, it is very reliable and a huge time saver. £500+VAT. M Binder Tel 01986 781351/07788 648187 (Suffolk)

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY

01664 562971


PIG equipment – Henderson hoppers, 4-, 5-, 6-spacer plus assorted weaner hoppers, including one 7-spacer double sided hopper, plastic flat gruel trays, galvanised metal troughs & various drinker troughs. All POA. J Sewell Tel 01508 499217 (Norfolk)

BLUE Texel ewe lambs (5). J Fyfe Tel 07719 717141 (Leics) PERFORMANCE recorded Suffolk shearling rams, all in top 25% of breed, many in top 10%, MV accredited, all ready to work, Lavendon Suffolks – 'Bred for work not for Show'. J Barker Tel 07958 768116 (Beds)

KW Root Chopper

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)

Providing assistance on transfer and offering on-farm support and advice weekly through to peak production

01759 488048


Post Transfer Service and Support


with spring stone protection, feeds meal, nuts, straw

Haybuster H800 PEDIGREE & pure bred Simmental heifers (10), British Blue X Simmental (3), well bred, TB4 area. £1,500 each. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)



of fluke in sheep and lambs

Farm size Tub Grinder using hammers & screens. Suitable for shorter chopping by changing the screen size. Grain processing option also.

Please call...

07721 or visit... 442979 www.enegis.co.uk


FODDER beet for sale, cleaned, pick up or delivered. £25/ton. D Mitchell Tel 07764 859417 (Lincs)

Weekly Prime cattle, sheep & store cattle sales Weekly Poultry sales Pedigree Livestock Sales Farm Sales and Valuations Fortnightly sale of Pigs Annual rare breed sale Deadweight Cattle sales Straw and Fodder Sales

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TEAGLE 9500 shredder/feeder/ bedder, new April 2018, twin beaters, electric controls, stored under cover, excellent condition. £14,950+VAT. R Allibone Tel 07855 302833/07970 199974 (Northants)

KEENAN 340 MechFibre, vgc, regularly serviced, brakes & lights, magnet on discharge tray, root & straw blades, high capacity, very easily manoeuvrable, operator’s manual, delivered anywhere in the UK. £10,000+VAT. C Pugh Tel 07873 149208 (Kent)


PEDIGREE Aberdeen Angus bull, 5yrs old, progeny can be seen. £1,900. H Clements Tel 07889 465263 (Kent) CHAROLLAIS X Beltex shearling rams, grass fed, on Heptavac P. N Hedges Tel 01580 831951 (E Sussex)

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CHAROLLAIS shearling rams, really well home grown & ready for work. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbys)

PEDIGREE Simmental bulls for sale, TB4 area, Elite SAC disease status, from 12 months of age. C Clarke Tel 07711 404371 (Suffolk)

www.kwfs.co.uk Call Bob on

07836 721609 28-75311

PEDIGREE Aberdeen Angus bull, easy calving & docile, only selling due to replacements coming back in to the herd, TB4, viewing welcome, his progeny can also be seen. £2,500. P Hatley Tel 07763 351439 (Cambs)

WEANERS Large White X Petrain, born 4th July, 6 gilts & 5 boars. L Enefer Tel 07810 004470 (Norfolk)

POULTRY feeders & drinker system for approximately 30,000 bird shed. M Cook Tel 07767 790162/01964 670268 (E Yorks) TWENTY Texel X Mule double theaves - Hep P, electric fence trained, bolus, wormed. P Blackman Tel 07880 728341 (Cambs)

TWELVE fold-down poultry hanging racks (used for turkeys) & hanging bars, stackable, foldable, moveable, each rack holds 30–40 birds, all galvanised. £40+VAT each. M Binder Tel 01986 781351/07788 648187 (Suffolk) ABERDEEN Angus cows (12), some are pedigree, some are crossed, mixed ages, in calf to pedigree AA bull, due March 2021. £1,100. H Clements Tel 07889 465263 (Kent)

PEDIGREE Red Aberdeen Angus bulls for sale from the Wood Cottage herd, Elite Health status, quiet & easy to handle, TB4, 20-21 months of age, photos & details of pedigree available upon request. R Pilch Tel 07876 336041/01379 741793 (Norfolk) CHAROLLAIS ram lambs, lovely examples, purebred & ready to work, ring for further details. £170 each. K Smith Tel 01335 330346/07940 049960 (Derbys) INDIAN Blue peacock, hatched 2019. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205 (Lincs) APPROXIMATELY 2t of barley @£200 & 2t beans, ideal for game feed @£200. K Ollett Tel 07753 859881/01359 270047 (Suffolk)

CATTLE crush c/w head scoop access, Gateshead new, more photos available. £1,100. T Wells Tel 07855 165018 (Essex)

Prevention is better than cure! Provita protect

LIMOUSIN bulls, registered pedigree, 2yrs old, from the Redcloud Herd, quiet temperament, TB4, closed herd, well grown, ready for work; also Hereford X Limousin 18mths old been used on heifers. J Styles Tel 07884 198642/01508 531049 (Norfolk)

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MARAN bantams, good brown egg layers, home reared, ring for details. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbys) KEENAN 100 diet feeder. Offers. H Purser Tel 07917 035607 (Bucks) TWENTY Suffolk X Mule double theaves - Hep P, electric fence trained, bolus, wormed. P Blackman Tel 07880 728341 (Cambs)

FIVE geese & a gander, free to a good home that has a pond for them, these are not young geese. J Kerley Tel 07967 819294 (Cambs) CHAROLAIS bulls - excellent pedigrees & temperaments, haltertrained & ready to work now, visitors welcome by prior arrangement, Wissington Charolais. J Rix Tel 07850 796057/07500 904462 (Essex) DAIRY equipment, Fullwood vac type Q4 pump c/w oil keeper, 3Kw single phase, 6 master pulsators, multifeed (10 dial) control box & transformer, combination control valves (some new ), 8 x 28L recording jars, Greenoak pulsation control box. R Tarver Tel 07484 823124/01386 462707 (Worcs)



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JCB 560-80 SUPER 19 reg, 1251hrs



JCB 536-60 15 reg, 6080hrs

JCB 541-70 SUPER 19 reg, 805hrs



KVERNELAND LD85-300 6 furrow plough

JOHN DEERE 5100M 18 reg, c/w MX loader, 453hrs



JCB 926-4 forklift, 15 reg, 4022hrs, full cab, 3 spools, tyres 50%

JCB 532-70 69 reg, 268hrs only

JCB 526-56 18 reg, 3524hrs, 40K




JCB 531-70 SUPER 19 reg, 632hrs, 145hp engine

JCB 531-70 SUPER 16 reg, 5348hrs, tyres 90%

JCB 520-40 COMPACT 17 reg c/w 1300hrs, a/con, radio

JCB 536-60 SUPER 17 reg, c/w 3984hrs, 145hp, Michelin Agri-Bib tyres 30%


CASE JXU105 c/w loader, 2237hrs only

JCB 526-56 68 reg, 2924hrs, 30K P/shift

CHAFER MIRAGE 03 reg sprayer, 24m self propelled, 3000L





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Supplying quality tractors and machinery since 1969

Deutz Agrotron 6130TTV 50kph, 2018 (68), only 923hrs, full susp, 540 tyres, c/w FZ30 loader, 130/135hp £53,950

John Deere 6330 Premium 40kph, Dec 2010 (60), only 4491hrs, f/& cab susp, f/linkage, good tyres, 2 owners, hard to find this good £37,450

John Deere 5100R Apr 2011 (11), only 4077hrs, front linkage, good tyres, 2 owners £27,950

John Deere 7230R Autopower 50kph, Jun 2012 (12), only 2422hrs, full susp, FL/ PTO, a/brakes, 5 spools, 235/260hp £67,500

Massey Ferguson 7716 Dyna 6 50kph, Dec 2017 (67), only 1857hrs, full susp, air brakes, 650/540’s, weights £52,500

MF 7716 Dyna 6 50kph, Dec 2017 (67), only 2400hrs, full susp, air brakes, front linkage, 600/480’s £53,750

Case Puma 165 M/C 50kph, Apr 2018 (18), only 2475hrs, full susp, FL & PTO, Guidance ready, 650/540’s £60,450

Major Tandem 4000 Gallon Tanker 2018, rear steer, loading arm & turbo, air br, 650 tyres, lovely high spec tank £27,950

Manitou MLT635-130 PS+ Elite 2017, only 3000hrs, full spec

Manitou MLT634 Premium 2015, 4016hrs, air con, Manitou headstock, 1 owner DUE IN

JCB 526-56 Agri Plus Apr 2018 (18), only 1947hrs, air con, boom susp, tool carrier head £44,000

Claas Scorpion 6030CP Sept 2012 (62), only 3404hrs, air con, boom susp, 1 owner, very tidy £30,250


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S.R. Haylock 584626 158848 107610

Claas Dominator 118SL combine very tidy condition, hydro, chopper

Case 895XL 4wd tidy original condition, 7500hrs, works well

International 685XL 2wd 8000hrs, very original & tidy for its age

Massey Ferguson 240 2wd c/w loader, full cab, tidy condition

Same Explorer 80c crawler 1700hrs only, rear 3pl & PTO, very tidy

Winget 4t dumper excellent condition, low hours, full cab, Perkins engine

Terra tyres to suit 4wd Ford, tidy condition, others available

Bateman RB15 24m sprayer JD engine, tidy condition, 12k hrs

Celli Spader cultivator very little use from new

Bomford Falcon 6.5T hedger immaculate ............................................................................ £9,950 Moore Unidrill W400 4m direct drill, vgc............................................................................ £11,950 Opico Vari-tilth tool bar, immaculate..................................................................................... £1,650 Massey Ferguson 4355 c/w Quicke Q41 loader very tidy ................................................ £16,750 Massey Ferguson 6465 Dyna 6 tractor................................................................................ £22,500 Barford 9t dumper power shuttle .......................................................................................... £5,450 Winget 6t dumper, shuttle gearbox ...................................................................................... £3,450 Claas Disco 3050, 2010, out of season money .................................................................... £3,750 Bomford B457 hedger ready to work ................................................................................... £2,750 Bomford B557 hedger direct from farm ............................................................................... £3,750 Kverneland CLD 5m cultivator, 2005 ..................................................................................... £7,950 He-Va folding 5 leg subsoiler very HD hyd breakback ....................................................... £8,250 Dieci Agri Star 37.7, 67 plate ..................................................................................................DUE IN Lely Splendimo 280MC, 2014 immac ................................................................................... £4,995 Spearhead Twiga 555 hedger, 2012 ..................................................................................... £6,995 Vaderstad Rollex 1020 ring rollers, c/w breakers ................................................................ £4,995 Dalbo Compact 630 ring rollers tidy ..................................................................................... £3,450 Welger AP630 baler vgc 1986 ............................................................................................... £4,995 TH Engineering 5 leg flat lift vgc............................................................................................ £3,450 Teagle TBM250 flail, immaculate, 2015 ................................................................................ £4,150 Fleming 10cu/m muck spreader, wide tyres, 2014 ............................................................. £3,750 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 Rolland 10T trailer hyd tailgate 2000 .................................................................................... £3,850 Muthing SE250 offset verge topper, 2006............................................................................ £3,250 Muthing Pro250 front rear flail, 2006..................................................................................... £3,150 Kongskilde Delta cultivator, 2008 .......................................................................................... £4,250 Warwick 10t trailer high tip chassis no tailboard ................................................................. £3,995 Teagle Dual 285 f/r/flail topper 2017 immaculate............................................................... £4,250 John Deere 6310 c/w 651 loader, 2002 P/Q box .............................................................. £18,250 Lely Hibiscus 425S single rotor rake, 2010 ........................................................................... £3,450 Choice of Gard 6m folding disc harrows ..................................................................... £3,995 each

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T: 01522 246522 or 07764 511257 Richard Betts 4x4 Ltd • Lincolnshire Based • Please see website for more stock • All prices +VAT

THWAITES 3T DUMPER THWAITES 1T HIGH TIP DUMPER 2018, 537hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, 2018, 373hrs, hydrostatic, seat belt, orange & green beacon, orange beacon, folding roll bar good tyres all round £11,750 £11,750

INGERSOLL RAND 7/26E COMPRESSOR 2008, 2291hrs, 90CFM, 2 tool, 3 cylinder Yanmar engine, fast tow, c/w air line & breaker £2,750

VB-9 LIGHTING TOWER 2014, 1092hrs, 4x 400w lamps, 230volt socket, 9m hydraulic mast, Kohler diesel engine, fast tow £2,250

TRAILER ENGINEERING 950L BUNDED DIESEL BOWSER fast tow, lockable ball hitch, manual pump £1,750

BOBCAT S450 SKID-STEER 2019, 25hrs, twin speed, joystick controls, 2365kg, 50hp, auxiliary for grab etc, c/w bucket £23,950

NEW 2020 BAILEY 17T DUMP TRAILER air & oil brakes, 10 stud commercial axles, spr/drawbar, 10mm floor, 8mm sides, super singles, LED road lights & beacon £14,750

TRAILER ENGINEERING 2140L BUNDED DIESEL BOWSER twin axle, fast tow, manual pump £1,250

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01638 577877 01603 628251 01572 492492 01603 625370

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01263 734311 01328 701347 01733 840777 01480 890990

JD 7310R ’15, 2439hrs, E23 50k, TLS, 4 prem SCVs, HCS, AT ready £101,000 B - 21078265

JD 8370RT ’16, 7500hrs, AutoPowr 40k, 5 rear SCVs, cat 4 drawbar, 30” tracks 40%, front linkage £70,000 NM - 71076183

JD 8370R ’17, 2274hrs, AutoPwer 50k, 5 prem rear SCVs, PowerGard until Dec ‘20/3000hrs £146,000 N - 11062647

JD 8370RT ’15, 5593hrs, AutoPowr 40k, AT ready, 25” tracks 50% £97,000 C - 81072820

Kuhn Performer 4000A Cultivator Kuhn Optimer XL 5000 Cultivator ’19, 4m, hyd brakes, tine & disc, ’19, double U roller, hyd brakes, double U roller, ex-demo £47,000 5m, disc £37,000 E - 91071685 E - 91070267

Vaderstad Rapid Drill ‘96, 3m, good condition £6,000 A - 31077202

Kuhn Venta 3030 Combination Drill ’19, 3m, ex-demo, 24 row, hyd fan, ISOBUS £42,415 C - 81071682

Bateman RB35 Sprayer ’09, JD T560i Combine Harvester ‘17, 480 drum hrs, 10,000l tank, AutoTrac 5100hrs, 3500I, UC4+ Trimble Ag complete, 625R header £150,000 Leader guidance system £59,000 NM - 71076269 B - 11075784

Amazone ZA-M Ultra Fertiliser Spreader ’07, parking stand, very good condition £6,350 C - 81072816

Standen Pearson SP Planter ‘11, 3 row cup, good condition £6,250 B - 21075704

Horsch Joker 5CT Cultivator ’14, 5m, hyd depth control, 520mm discs £12,500 B - 21077060

JD 8360RT ’13, 5583hrs, AutoPowr JD 8370RT ‘19, 1273hrs, E23 40k, 4 SCVs, deluxe cab, PowerShift 40k, 6 E-SCVs, PowerGard 30” tracks 50%, a/c £79,000 until April ’22/3000hrs £219,000 C - 81066508 E - 91074555

JD 8370RT ’17, 2326hrs, AutoPowr 40k, 5 rear SCVs, 30” tracks £165,000 C - 81075952

Case 600 Quadtrac ‘12, 5943hrs, PowerShift 40k, Autoguide ready, 6 E-SCVs, 30” tracks 70% £102,500 E - 71073059

Sumo Trio Cultivator ’07, Kuhn Espro 4000R Cultivator Drill 4.5m, hyd folding, 9 leg, 500m disc, ‘17, ex-demo, 4m trailed, 800 packer roller £19,000 hyd brakes, ISOBUS £52,450 B -21077091 E - 91060584

Pottinger Terrasem 3000T Seed Vaderstad Rapidas 600 Cultivator Drill ’04, 6m seed drill, disc coulters, Drill ’08, 3m, 125mm seed spacing, 3000 hectares £14,000 tyre packer, hyd fan £19,000 A - 31076939 B - 21076293

Vaderstad Spirit 400F Drill ‘12, 4m, new rear seed discs, grain & fertiliser £30,500 A - 31076369

JD 840i Trailed Sprayer ‘09, 36m, 4000lt, double piston pump, boom suspension £19,000 NW - 71075877

JD 740i Trailed Sprayer ’13, 24m, BoomTrac, 2630 display, field lighting £21,000 C - 81072270

G.T. Bunning MSL 120 Lowlander Muckspreader ‘18, hyd brakes, screw jack £21,000 A - 31067755

McConnel Profimega 270 Flail Mower ‘19, hyd side shift, whale tail, 2.7m £7,750 NM - 71077543

Spearhead Bat Wing Mower 6m, hydraulic folding, good condition £10,500 NM - 71076379

Barford L22 Low Loader ‘19, twin axle, 28ft chassis, sprung drawbar, air brakes £9,800 E - 11073190

Prices subject to VAT. 0% finance offer for business users in the UK based on 1+2 annual payments on 50% of retail value. Terms & conditions apply.

JD 6250R ’17, 1992hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 3 prem SCVs, CommandArm, 4600 display £116,000 N - 31070666

Please contact your local branch or Charlie Oldfield on 07825 932221- visit www.benburgess.co.uk

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JD 6155R ’17, 3533hrs, DirectDrive 50k, TLS+, 3 prem SCVs, AT ready, loader ready £82,500 N - 11064091

KRAMER 312 SE small loader, 1988 machine. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)



NEWMAN electric motor, single phase, 2hp, 240volts, 1.5kw. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks) CARRIER Rollmaster weed wiper, 3m model, serial number 990401999. £300+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

PEDIGREE Limousin bulls, choice of 3, from very good easy calving bloodlines, excellent temperament & conformation, very responsible priced for quick sale, no time wasters please. From £1,800. R Catlin Tel 07725 813728 (Lincs)



USED MACHINERY SALES Tanco front loader to fit IH 454–484 tractor, c/w power bucket ......... £975 Quicke 4560 loader to fit IH 574-684 tractors, c/w remote valves ...... £895 Quicke 4560 loader to fit IH 414–434 tractors, c/w power bucket valves & fittings ..................................... £595

Good used Secondhand Tractors of most makes always for sale Also Machinery and Implements: Spares, Wheels, Tyres, Loaders, Cabs and Hitches



£420+VAT 01531 820545 www.euroquip.net • sales@euroquip.net

ALVAN Blanch M90 1t mixer, with roller mill RS140 bolted on top, both in good condition with all motors working, single phase. £2,500. N Kingston Tel 07811 392072 (Glos)

FARM MACHINERY Norwich Road, Dereham

01362 692104/637332 www.atkin-farm-machinery.co.uk

BROADWATER lime/sawdust bedder, 2004, on A frame, hydraulically operated, in good working order, barn stored, retired from dairy farming so genuine reason for sale. £1,000. R Brassington Tel 01270 623933 (Ches)

Loader to fit MF 35–135 tractors, c/w power bucket valves & fittings .. £495 Fleming 4’ tipping box to fit compact tractors, as new ....................... £450

HAMPSHIRE 2000 wet mix pig feeding system, consists of 3000L fibreglass tank, pump & mixer with single phase motors. £1,000. J Bristow Tel 01363 772965 (Devon)

JCB 524-50, 2006, 2400hrs, PUH, hyd locking, vgc. £23,000. B Brown Tel 07768 038369 (Cambs)


Matbro TS260

Set 10 IH front weight & frame . £395 4.OD type MF front weight ........ £120 Howard 360 rotavator GWO ..... £395 Votex topper breaking for spares All prices plus VAT

£12,000 6098hrs, Perkins Turbo

TWIN wheel vibrating walk behind roller, c/w trailer. £500. D Elvidge Tel 07771 690254 (Lincs)

SUTON hydraulic bucket brush, 2016 model, but has just had a brand new hydraulic motor & brushes that will be in warranty & canopy never used, fits in a 7'6" bucket. £1,200+VAT. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Notts)

MATERIALS HANDLERS BOBCAT 543 steer skid loader, tlc. POA. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) JCB headstock to convert to Manitou hydraulic with tine carriage to take forks. £650. J Smith Tel 07774 290777/01945 860596 (Cambs)

01493 750999 Norwich, Norfolk



BRUSH to fit 7’6” bucket, spares or repairs, drive is slipping. Offers. P Nichols Tel 07773 342495 (Glos)

1.5-CU/M bucket, JCB attachments, Q fit, good condition. £650. T Mann Tel 07725 039427 (Warks)

PEACOCK air blowers, 5kW to 7.5kW 3 phase motors, no longer needed as fish farm now closed. £350+VAT each. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts)

MUCK & SLURRY RED ROCK SLURRY TANK gwo, pump reconditioned, hose, all working, very light use. £1,800 A Gemmill 07767 891328 Essex.



Tel: 01945 700142 or 07774 676440

NOKKA Koneet snow blower, tractor front & rear 3 point linkage PTO drive, front opening, 7' width x 2' height, good working order. M Robson Tel 07967 139678 (N Yorks)

KRONE roller mill, PTO driven, good working order. £400+VAT. C Harwin Tel 07786 060594 (Suffolk)

JCB 3CX loader, 1980s, concrete weight on rear, silage grab fitted & bucket. £2,250+VAT. R Tarver Tel 07484 823124/01386 462707 (Worcs)





Tel: 01280 705202 Fax: 01280 704163 Email: hydramex@hotmail.com

Field Farm, Charlton Road, Evenley, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5GH

SAMSON SP9 muck spreader, hydraulic chain tensioner, 620/75R25 tyres, spring rubber mounted drawbar. £7,950+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

HESSIAN corn sacks (175), ring for details. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs)



Roller Mills

Two models Capacity approx 1 ton-3 ton/hr Easy to operate & adjust Efficient for crushing/rolling all common raw materials


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CHAROLLAIS shearling rams, well grown, purebred, ring for further details. K Smith Tel 01335 330346/07940 049960 (Derbys) FIFTY North Country Mule theaves - not had lambs, had Heptavac P, electric fence trained, well grown. P Blackman Tel 07880 728341 (Cambs)

Tel: 01746 762777 www.danagri-3s.com

MARSHALL rotary spreader, working order, but needs some repair to body. £300+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

ILLUMINATED advertising sign, 1m diameter, 240 volts, located near Basildon, junction 29 M25. £60. P Buckenham Tel 07770 797846 (Essex) AIRFLOW 10kg cardboard produce trays (480), new, on one pallet. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs)

MARSHALL 70 rotary spreader, hydraulic lid & brakes, oversize flotation tyres, excellent condition, on same farm from new. £1,500. P Gosling Tel 07798 808710 (Warks)

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Machinery Traders, Farmers, Agricultural Contractors & Coach Hire for all Occasions

Selling 2nd hand machinery in 1st class order!

QUIVOGNE TINEMASTER 4m hyd folding, 2008, r/d/bar & hyd services, lights, immaculate condition £9,250


SIMBA TOPTILTH RANSOMES SUBSOILER 1999, 4m trailed, hyd folding 3m, 3 leg, refurbished, c/w packer, springtine, c/w f/lev board, 4 row tines complete new metal & 2 row packers £7,250 £2,450


ALL JCB FASTRACS Tractors, Telehandlers & Trailers


KUHN VKM280 heavy duty flail mower 2013, hyd offset, demo condition

EVERYTHING considered, immediate payment & finances settled

SIMBA 6.6M ROLLS c/w breaker rings, lights, excellent condition


RAU – POLYMAG A W SMITH SPRINGTINE CULTIVATOR 4m hyd folding, heavy duty stubble 5m, hyd folding, c/w following cultivator with star tiller, harrow bar & depth wheels new metal £6,950 £1,695

£4,000 t: 01462 442409 • Ben: 07850 474511 • Daniel: 07734 328994 • e: rtaylor2004@tiscali.co.uk St Ibbs Farm • St Ippolyts • Hitchin • Herts • SG4 7NL



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Main dealers for:

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KEMPER 345 HEADER 2006 To fit 8000 Series Forager.



JOHN DEERE 8370RT 2017

(ex Hire)

AutoPowr, 30 inch tracks, Premium Command View Cab, Intel Power Management, Joystick Controls, Prem radio, 5 ESCV , HYD Pump 227 L/min, 4600 Processor, 3550hrs.



JOHN DEERE 6130R 2017

Q56 loader, Auto Quad 50K, + electric spools + electric joystick for valve stack. 520/70 R38 rears 80% 480/70 R24 fronts 70%, 1596 hrs


JOHN DEERE 6215R 2018

AutoPowr 50K, Wheel weights, front linkage, 710/70 R42 and 600/65 R28 at 90%, 1800 hours




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HORSCH JOKER 3 CT 2017, steel disc packer, mono TG bar, LD point, hyd depth adj, 5 acres from new £16,500


Road Legal, 834 hours, Olive & Black, no doors, opening front window, 3 seats, power steering, 835 hours




JOHN DEERE F440R ROUND BALERS 2014/15 2.2m maxicut pick up





Comes with: 7ft 6” PowerGrab and 2m3 Bucket, plus pallet tines tyres: 460/70 R24 Michelin XMCL 10%, 5600 hours


MANITOU 627 MLT 2011

Manitou headstock, good tyres all round 16.0/70-20, pick up hitch, 4305 hours



KUHN HR3004 DRILL & 3003 POWER HARROW 2016 Straight & tidy machine





Less than 10,000acres work, wheel track eradicators, spare wheel, wheel packer.


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

CLAAS AXION 810 £50,000 2014 50kph, 5859 engine hrs

CLAAS ARION 640 £48,000 2016 50kph, 177hp, 3880 engine hrs

CLAAS ARION 640 CIS £32,000 2012 50kph, 160hp, 6300 engine hrs



CLAAS LEXION 760 TT £110,000 2012 10.5m Vario, 2680 EH, 2045 drum hrs CL2904


CLAAS AXION 920 £68,800 2014 50kph, 320hp, 4213 engine hrs


CLAAS AXION 810 CMATIC £57,500 2014 50kph, 215hp, 2700 engine hrs CT1845

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £112,000 2011 12 m Vario, 2883 EH, track 635 fronts, 500/85 R24 rears CL2841

CLAAS LEXION 760 TT £105,000 2011 10.50m Vario, 2511 EH, 1775 drum hrs CL2759

JOHN DEERE 9780 CTS HILLMASTER £61,500 2008 6.25m JD Lateraltilt, 1957 EH, 1415 drum hrs JD0380

CLAAS LEXION 570 £47,000 2004 7.50m Vario, 3207 EH, 2325 drum hrs CL2778

CATERPILLAR ROGATOR RG655C £105,000 2015 36m CA0056

JOHN DEERE 732 2008 24m

BATEMAN RB35 2014 36m

BATEMAN RB55 2012 36m

JOHN DEERE 840I 2009 36m

KNIGHT 2007 24m low hrs

HORSCH LEEB PT280 2018 available Feb




A S MARSTON 14T 2008




HORSCH TERRANO 6FM £25,500 2013


SIMBA SOLO 450 2008



£62,500 ZZ2243

WARWICK WB18FM 2017 18t high speed





HORSCH TERRANO 7 FM £35,500 2017





STEWART GX16-21S 2019 16t ex hire


£17,000 JD0375






HORSCH SPRINTER 6ST £75,000 2018





CLAAS SCORPION 741 VP£62,000 2018 1515hrs

CLAAS SCORPION 6030 £33,000 2013 4200hrs





MERLO P40.7 2012 10646hrs

£18,000 MO0022 70610

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Leaders in every field East Anglia’s first choice for new & used agricultural machinery Challenger MT 765E 3344hrs, 2015, 40kph, 4 spools, SMS, deluxe spec, Trimble auto, powershift transmission, air con, lighting equipment, 50% tread 41048822


Merlo Telehandler TF 35.7

2016, 3350hrs, boom work lights, LED lights, boom suspension, Grammer seat, Michelin 460/70R24, air con 21046899

Fendt 720 Vario S4

Lely Welger RP445

2016, 3733hrs, c/w auto c/control, Design baler, 2012 Line Fendt green, Profi Plus version, super comfort seat, roof hatch varioguide, amber warning light, radio MP3, 600/65R28, rear 650/75R38 Michelins £900 61045102 £80,000 21048936


MF 7720 Dyna 6 Exclusive

Chafer Sentry 2 trailed

2017, 36m H Series boom, 5000L tank, 65kph axle, air supply, a/brakes, l/s, 480/90R46 60%, 2m centres, 2 flashing LEDs, Field Vision 3, 3” inline filter, 1” Sprayline, elec plumbing, Teejet Isobus control, twin cameras 31049442 £38,000

MF 6713 Essential

2017, 960hrs, 40kph, 2 spools, Global cab spec, radio/cd, air con, transmission 12X12, Mitas tyres 80% tread 420/85R38 & 340/85R28, warranty available 41049599



£14,500 21049127

Challenger MT 765E

MF 7720 Dyna VT Exclusive

McConnel 4.6m batwing

£8,000 31049365

Front weight 900kg

2015, 3801hrs, 40kph, 16 idler weights, John Deere front ballast weight 18 side frame weights, debris deflectors, deluxe cab, comfort pack, leather VRS seat, Cat IV drawbar, Camoplast track r/h & l/h 30” - 30% £1,500 21047862 £105,000 21049402

2017, 3577hrs, 4t front linkage, 2 sets mower couplers, wheels 480/70R30 & 480/80R46 90% tread, active mech cab suspension, data & video, Isobus & Guidance ready, 2 beacons 31049496 £62,000 31049540

MF 7726 Dyna VT Exclusive

John Deere 862 baler

2016, 5600hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, Exclusive 2010, 31000 bales approx cab spec, TLS f/suspension, air con, radio/ cd, VT transmission, front linkage, front PTO, 600/60R30 & 710/60R44 Michelin 40% tread, warranty available £32,000 51049535 £59,000 51049603

MF 7720 Dyna 6 Efficient

Claas 460 RF baler

MF 8737 Exclusive

2017, 650hrs, 50kph, 5 spools, Guidance ready, 1 set of 250 rear wheel weights Trelleborg tyres 600/65R34 85% 710/75R42 85%

£19,950 31049738

Merlo TF 38.7 telehandler

2016, 1500hrs, 40kph, Mitas tyres 405/70R24 50%

£13,000 61049548


2016, 3367hrs, 50kph, suspended axle and high pressure brakes, 4t front linkage, wide pivoting front fenders, 650/65R42 40%, 540/65R30 60%, 2 roof mounted beacons, warranty available £700 21049550 £56,500

wheels 500/50-17 Vredestein tyres 90% tread, 7500 bales

£5,250 31049546


300kg wheel weights

furrow plough

Kverneland packer roller

2017, 1858hrs, Dyna 6 50kph autodrive, f/ for 3m NGH linkage, 150L/min hyd pump, Autoguide ready, full Trimble CFX750 steering system working to RTK, 650/65R42 60%, 540/65R30 50%, warranty available 51049435 £69,750 21041879

£45,000 51049294

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Merlo BKT30-80 ZM3


MF 7718 Dyna 6

2016, 5935hrs, automatic air con, electric mirrors, 50kph, twin flashing beacons, 460/85R38 fronts, 380/85R28


MJ V&N variwidth furrow


£39,950 61049556


Finance options available Prices do not include VAT or shipping


T: 07798 585624 E: jamesclark@tnsgroup.co.uk W: www.tnsgroup.co.uk

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CAT TH407C TELEHANDLER MASSEY FERGUSON 7620 NEW HOLLAND T7.235 CLAAS ARION 510 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 2013, 5426hrs, 40K 2015, 2682hrs, 2012, 4176hrs, 50K 2008, 3052hrs, 40K COMMERCIAL TDV6 .................................................. £28,500 50K Dyna VT.............................. £51,500 Auto Command .......................... £44,500 Hexashift ................................... £23,750 245hp, 2012, 130000 miles ....... £12,500

MCCONNEL PA55 HEDGE CUTTER KVERNELAND RS100 SEMI-MOUNTED LEMKEN EUROPAL 8 PLOUGHS DOWDESWELL DP100FS 4 FURROW TWOSE 520 HEDGE CUTTER 2011, VFR 7 FURROW PLOUGH choice available PLOUGH reversible T-flails, ........................................................ POA .................................................... £5,750 ........................................................ POA 2006............................................ £3,500 cable controls .................................. POA

BUNNING LOWLANDER 105 MUCK KUHN LC402 COMBILINER VENTA ACCORD PNEUMATIC DA-S 4M DRILL NORDSTEN NS3130 SEED DRILL JUKO 40S CONVENTIONAL BOX SEED SPREADER DRILL KUHN HR4003 P/HARROW KUHN HR4002 P/HARROW KONGSKILDE VIBRO COMPACT 2008............................................ £8,950 .................................................... £3,500 DRILLMATE 2006 ........................ £5,950 .................................................... £2,750 slurry door, vertical beaters ........ £13,250


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Office 01787 211701 Luke 07915 669007 sales@lbgmachinery.com


01302 759969

Unit A7 Lords Wood Road, Harworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN11 8BZ

All prices + VAT Boxford Suffolk UK


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

DEMO 2020 KRONE BIGPACK 1290 HDP SQUARE BALER with or without Krone Bale Collect accumulator





NEW AMAZONE ZA-V 3200 PROFIS TRONIC PTO drive, weigh cell, Isobus, hopper cover, parking wheels

£12,500 ALSO IN STOCK/COMING IN SOON... 2000 CASE MS1200 24M mounted sprayer with 1000L Gem front tank 2020 KRONE KW 8.82 8 rotor tedder 2020 KRONE KW 6.72 6 rotor tedder 2019 KRONE BALE COLLECT bale accumulator


NEW AMAZONE CENTAYA 3M COMBINATION 2010 AMAZONE KE4000 SUPER POWER HARROW DRILL WITH KG 3001 SPECIAL POWER HARROW c/w mounting brackets to fit Amazone AD-P Isobus, electric twin terminal calibration, pre drill, excellent condition em markers, track markers POA £5,500 All prices plus VAT

NEW BROUGHAN 16T air & hydraulic brakes, hydraulic back door, side & top marker lights, silage sides


£5,500 £12,500 £9,000 £17,000

NEW KRONE SWADRO 42 single rotor rake


2011 KRONE SWADRO 42 single rotor rake



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PLOUGHS DOWDESWELL DP7-D2 4+1, 12" furrow, hyd front furrow, rear disc, damper deph wheel. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex)

ABBEY 3000L slurry tanker, 13,500L/min pump, air & hydraulic brakes, 360 degree slurry gun system, in as new condition. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

RABEWERK 4 furrow press, 3p/l frame, c/w flexicoil press arm to fit most ploughs. £250. R Dean Tel 07999 038590 (Cambs) KVERNELAND furrow press, for 3 or 4 furrow plough. £250+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs) BAMFORD 4 furrow plough, c/w disc & skims. £385. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)



KVERNELAND LD85-300 6 furrow, 2011, No28 mouldboards as new, good condition, set of maize skim boards included. £8,950+VAT. H Vale Tel 07968 264768 (Beds)


• Variable firing sequence • 7 day - 24h clock • Integral legs • Opt integral battery • Opt solar panel • Unique silent Sunday option

UK agents for Pro-Pak weighing equipment, Oldenhuis & Prinsen & Symach palletisers

All of our LED units come with a one metre lead and a 13 amp plug


Lights can be leap frogged

from £320 + vat echneat

Available in sizes 5ft to 12ft


DOWDESWELL DP7-D2 4+1 5 furrow plough, Serial number 61234636. £950+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

RECORD elevator, average condition, not used for 12 months. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)


Free standing or hanging

01353 740666

Justin Brason Pest Control

BOX ROTATORS 5 models available with/without clamping lid 2 years’ warranty

sales@davidharrisons.com www.davidharrisons.com

01377 259140 www.agriweld.co.uk



07508 949815 justin.brason@gmail.com Suffolk • Norfolk • Essex • Cambs


RANSOMES TSR 109, 4 furrow reversible plough. £850+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

DOWDESWELL DP100S 5 furrow reversible plough, delta furrow, hydraulic front furrow, good ironwork, all new points, 1 new mouldboard, skim tips & rear land slides recently fitted, tidy plough. M Lake Tel 07767 265716 (Herts)



01787 248049


01621 828689 www.kjengineering.com TONG 2t tipping hopper. £175+VAT. S Earl Tel 07850 210031 (Lincs)


2013 Ploeger AR-3W 3 row, 8 Roller PSHS + cleaner system 2012 Dewulf RA3060 2 row, Axial roller cleaner + double pintle belt


Email: info@agri-web.co.uk

SECONDHAND potato boxes, ideal for storing firewood, etc, delivered locally. £25 each. R Edwards Tel 07967 828571 (Hereford)



Tel: 028 9127 5913

BAG raiser for easy lifting. £600+VAT. S Earl Tel 07850 210031 (Lincs)


2019 Dewulf RA3060 2 row 600h Axial roller cleaner + double pintle belt

KVERNELAND KK150-85 4+1 plough, No28 boards, hyd variwidth, only used for 3 seasons, vgc. £13,000. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambs)

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PEST CONTROL SHOOTING permission sought – pest control summer & winter. So you have problems on your farmland with vermin, ie pigeons, crows, rabbits, rats, foxes? Safe, reliable experienced & recommended, with over 35yrs experience, fully licensed & insured with equipment for all noise & safety conditions, I am looking for shooting permission. I am located in Yorkshire but happy to travel up to 3hrs across counties for a shoot. I don’t charge for vermin control & will pay you a daily fee for game quarry shooting. Phone or text Darren on 07983 125147. Farm owner references upon request.




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USED & REBUILT • Prinsen PPM60 Palletiser compact, self-contained capable of up to 9/5tph average at 25kg Ref Palletiser • Peal Roller Inspection Table 1.8m long & 600mm wide 3 phase with fixed speed Ref 6131 • New Tong Midi Easyfill brand new, full spec machine with doorstop belt and variable speed Ref Midi Easyfill • Swift Lift Euro 140 Elevator 13m long on a slewing platform, 3 phase Ref 6499 • B&W Stormajor Shiploader Elevator with 21m boom Ref 5824 • Swift Lift Dual Conveyors extending from 8.8m to 14.3m, with a 600mm wide belt, 3 phase Ref 6424 • Walthambury Weigher 720 Ref 4850 • Walthambury Vee Track Stitcher 3m conveyor, c/w stitcher & automator Ref 4780B

PEAL Engineering Ltd grader, cleaner, small crop removed before inspection, serial number 00302, with Tong Engineering Easy Grade sizing unit, 2005, ability to grade to 3 different sizes. £7,500 with 2 screens or £9,500 with all 10 screens 40mm–80mm. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)


Pellcroft Engineering Ltd Coningsby, Lincs

01526 342466






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New Holland T7.190

SN:41034798 £66,250 New Holland T7.190 Auto Command, 2019, 50kph, 1031 hours, Climate Control, 650/65R38 540/65R28, Subsidised finance

New Holland T6.140

SN:41036005 £32,500 New Holland T6.140 Dual command, 2012, 5100 Hours, 420/85X38 & 340/85X28 all 50%, no suspension, 2 spools.

New Holland T7.225

New Holland T7.200

New Holland T5.105


SN:41035906 £44,000 New Holland T7.200 AutoCommand 2014 (64 Plate), 3200 Hours, c/w front linkage, 50kph, full suspension, 650/65R38 @ 30% &540/65R28 tyres.

SN:41034289 £36,000 New Holland T5.105, dual command,40kph transmission, Creep Speed, 3 speed pto,3 spools & 480/70 R34 rear &380/70 R24 front tyres


New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 50kph Eco, 2016 T4B, Front Linkage and PTO, Blue Power, c/w exhaust & Air brakes, joystick ,1 x mmv, AGR, HTS, 16 x LED Lights, elec mirrors, 4 elec spools, & fitted isobus rear coupling & intelliview 4 screen, 650/65R42

New Holland BB1290

New Holland T7.270

Auto Command, 2020, 956 Hours, 50kph Eco, 200 amp Alt, Exhaust Brake, VR Steering and AGR, Bar Axle, 170 L Pump, Power Beyond, Joystick, 2 MMV, Front Linkage,Climate Pack 1, Cab Pack 2, High Lights, Twin Beacons, 16 LEDs, Elec Mirrors, Blue Power, 650/75R38 600/65R28 Michelin, HTS2, ISO CL2



New Holland BB1290 Plus Loopmaster, 2020, 1500 Bales, Tandem Axle, Electronic Bale Length, Full and partial bale eject, New type Loopmaster knotter with zero offcuts and increased strength knot , 1 years warranty from 1st use date , 1+3 0% finance Subject to T&C’s.

£98,500 SN:11032974

New Holland BB980

Kuhn 1270 Tub Feeder

McConnel PA6585T Motion

Manitou MLA533

SN:11033181 £20,000 New Holland BB980, 2007, 4x4 120x120 Bale, Fieldstar Controls, Single Axle, only 24983 Bales, Tidy Genuine Baler.

SN:21032476 £7,950 Kuhn 1270 Tub Feeder, 2003 single auger tub feeder, front cross elevator, single axle,weigher

SN:41035093 £12,350 McConnel PA6585T Motion, 2013, 1.5m direct drive head c/w F10 comp flails head s/n M1330967 axle bracket only

SN:61035113 £59,950 Manitou MLA533, 2018, Pin & Cone headstock, Hydlocking, Boom suspension, 40KPH, Air Con, Air seat, LED lights, Rear Hitch, 24inch tyres@ 80%.

Manitou MLT741 PS

Kuhn GA9531

K2 DUO 1200

Stewart GX18-23S

SN:61033945 £41,000 Manitou MLT741 PS , Premium, 2016, 4362 hours,Manitou headstock, hydraulic locking, rear hitch, boom suspension, air con, LED lights,24” tyres, pallet tines

SN:41036211 £14,750 Kuhn GA9531 Twin Rotor Rake, 2016, c/w electric controls.

SN:41032779 £18,950 K2 DUO 1200 MK5 Rear Discharge Muck Spreader, 2017, wide angle pto on 580/70 R38

DEPOTS AT: YO17 | DL6 | YO51 | DN14 | DL8 | DE6 | NN14



Stewart GX18-23S Trailer, Front flaps & mud flaps, air/hydbrakes with load sensing, rack &pinion grain hatch, sprung drawbar, 560/60R22.5 tyres, roll over sheet, front arch perspex window, 2018 build but not used until 2019 - immaculate


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Mark Weatherhead TRACTORS & TELEHANDLERS Ex Demo Deutz Fahr 7250, f/linkage & PTO

GRT Machinery (UK)

MF 7718 (2016) – f/linkage & PTO, 3225hrs

Contact George Hill 07740 986963 or Roddy Hill 07786 624170

MF 6613 (2016) – f/weights & GPS, 1865hrs MF 7620 (2015) – new tyres, 3200hrs GPS Caterpillar 408 telehandler 8m Ag spec, 850hrs

MF 7618 (2013) – f/linkage, 2192hrs MF 6265 (2002) – with MX Loader MF 6160 (1995) MF 5425 (2005) MF 8926 (2005) – 6m lift telehandler Caterpillar 407 telehandler, 7m 3200hrs, tidy

Dump trailers in stock from 14–20 tonne MF 7620 (15) new tyres, 3200hrs

20t 24ft Beatking air and hyd brakes with load sensing and ABS 650x55x26.5 BKT’s rollover cover and gantry single ram beacon and top lights

Caterpillar 408 telehandler, 8m Ag Spec, 850hrs

HARVESTING NEW – old stock MF 7345S, 18’ PF combine MF 32, 14’, low hrs, 1996 Farmhand 8 bale fork


MF 7718 (16), 3225hrs

Various forks & grapples Fendt 1290N (2017), 11,300 bales, st/axle, waffle plates Krone 1290 baler (2015), 55,000 bales Vicon RV2160 round baler, very tidy John Deere 590 round baler (1996), 4,900 bales

Vicon RV2160 round baler, v tidy

Lely 7m twin rotor rake

Silage trailers in stock

OTHER EQUIPMENT Dowdeswell DP7F, 6f, v tidy


Dowdeswell DP7F, 7f, v tidy KV LD85 5f & 4f


MF 7624 2012, 5800hrs, front linkage, 50kph, 4 spools MF 6495 2009, 4900hrs, 50kph, 4 spools MF 6616 2016, 3600hrs, 50kph, air brakes, excellent condition MF 8650 2011, 3600hrs, Dyna VT, 50kph, 4 spools, front & cab suspension

Krone Big Pack 1290 HDP baler

Flat Lift Force – 2 leg HD Buster Spalding – 3 leg combination Knights Raven – 3 leg combination

MF 6485 2006, Dynashift, 8000hrs, front & cab suspension, CCLS, 4 spools


01691 791460 MF 7626 2014, Dyna 6, 3800hrs, front links & PTO, 4 spools

Krone 1400 (2013) 4 rotor rake

Pottinger 6m Terrasem drill, ex demo Vicon PO-EDW weightcell, vgo Vicon RO–EDW extension hopper Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader extension hopper

MF 7495 Dyna VT, 2011, front linkage, 50kph, 9600hrs

Kongskilde 6m Germinator

Kongskilde 6m Germinator Richard Western 14t trailer – sprung drawbar & axles, roll over sheet, super single tyres

MF 5425 2wd, 2006, power shuttle, 3000hrs, air con


MF 4370 2003, 4100hrs, 24x24 power shuttle

Krone 1400 Plus rake

Major 2.8 front & rear flail mower

VEHICLES Isuzu 1.9 Dmax Blade, ex demo, Obsidian Grey Isuzu 1.9 Dmax Utah Auto Vision, Titanium Silver 38,000 mileage

Claas 640 2010, 8700hrs, 50kph, air brakes, front linkage

Isuzu 2.5 Dmax Utah Vision, Mineral Grey 32,197 mileage

MF 6480 Dynashift, 2005, 3300hrs, front & cab suspension

Claas 540 Dyna 6, 2009, 5700hrs, full suspension, 40kph

MF 6470 c/w loader, 2006, 4400hrs, Dyna 6

McCormick CX 105 Extrashift, 4362hrs, c/w Quicke brackets & spool, 2005

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Cousins 9.3m Sidewinder rolls

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MF 7370 PL Beta 4wd, 20PF, low hrs, 2015

Fendt 1290N baler


Toyota Hilux, 65 plate, tidy

07885 202005 01954 210355 Hardwick, Cambridge


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HERBERT box elevator, good condition, not used in 12 months. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)

Payment prior to collection • Any condition considered Call Lukasz on

07512 821421 or visit our website


PUMPS direct from Manufacturers


HERBERT C1800S potato hopper, 2 sets of screens, 3 cross conveyors, not used for 12 months. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)


Broadwater Wifo 1.2t box rotator



1995 Grimme CS1700 destoner with 40mm web & spare web. £2,750+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

SUMO leg protectors, 31 available. £5 each. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)


City & Guilds of London Institute Certificates of Competance 25 years experience with Eastern Block machinery Skandinavian agricultural/ forestry products and West German engineering based machinery Competitive labour rates subject to customer acceptance of company working policy

Tractor & Combine Controls Material Handler Joysticks & SLI's

Grain & Precision Drills

07824 600667 Chelmsford

Balers & Wrappers Mowers & Foragers


100% Genuine Parts




Sprayers & Fertiliser Spreaders


Diet Feeder Weighing Systems

MANUALS als 1000s of manu ll in stock for a es types of machin

tact Please con info re o m us for

David King Electronics

Tel: 01789 731365 www.dkelectronics.co.uk

MASSEY Ferguson 595 4x4 turbo, this was removed late 80s in working order as a trade in, price was worth more without the turbo, barn stored since. Offers considered. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs)

Perkins 1004/1004.4T

Short Engines


www.sps-parts.co.uk Contact Simon Scott on

07789 793721

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2 forks with new back plate

07775 741720


Leicestershire based

KEY Agricultural Clodmaster, 2 for sale, both 40mm first web & 30mm second web, 1.5m wide webs, spare webs available. £950+VAT each. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

POTATO chitting lights, 12', two 6' fluorescent tube lights (white) mounted on steel T-pole, 13 amp plug, 100 in total. £20 each ono. S Rix Tel 01206 271309 (Essex)









Also flail mowers for tractors and excavators from 15 to 200HP (Flails direct is a division of Engineering and Hire Ltd)



HOUSEHAM Imp 2500L, 24m galvanised booms, RDS rate controller, 2 sets wheels, 1990, 10 months NSTS test, very tidy for age, goes well. £5,800. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

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BOLTS NUTS WASHERS 12.9 SOCKET HEAD STOCKING M2 up to M36 A/F 3/16" up to 1" 8.8 10.9 12.9 GRADES + Stainless A2

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Mobile Breakdown & Repairs Servicing & Maintenance of all types of plant Air Conditioning Service & Repairs JCB DIagnostics Welding Repairs & Fabrication Full Workshop Facilities



E-mail: sales@flailsdirect.co.uk Website: www.flailsdirect.co.uk

Agricultural & Plant Repairs

HYDRAULIC powered diablo rollers, good for wet conditions. £650+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)


Tel: 01427 718561 Fax: 01427 718016

Simon Smith Plant Repairs Ltd

07730 009965

Genuine & Aftermarket Perkins blocks & parts available

01489 896 626

To suit most flail mowers and hedge cutters at competitive prices

REPAIRS, SERVICING & MAINTENANCE TONG bagger/weigher, in good condition. £2,650+VAT; also available cross conveyor that goes with the bagger weigher. £450+VAT. S Earl Tel 07850 210031/07964 017022 (Lincs)

For engine builds AA, AB, AC, AG, AH, AK, AM

Agri spec pictured


SURPLUS to requirements, 10 x 300 watt Panasonic solar panels, new, still wrapped. £1,900 ono. G Harfield Tel 07798 941697/01474 814165 (Kent)

REEKIE harvester with Dolan rollers, Clean-flow system. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)

with oil pump, top & bottom gasket sets & rear & front seals



+VA £2,250with side and top arms,


for agricultural & industrial applications


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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

TRIMBLE TDL450L radio/repeater. £900. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) NH to Trimble hybrid cable, 2 available. £180/cable. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) STOCKS seeder ground radar, new. £300. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) NH Trimble Nav 2 controller. £1,800. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts) NH long wheelbase steering valve for auto steer, new.. £1,500. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)







Blue Bridge Engineering Ltd


KNIGHT trailed sprayer, 1992, 24m flip over booms, 2500L, 2 sets of wheels, foam bout marker, spares or repair. £750+VAT. H Vale Tel 07968 264768 (Beds)

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A • Abbotsley 01767 677316

B • Brigstock 01536 373238

Ex demo Kuhn Optimer 6m

Ex demo Claydon Hybrid T4 grain & fert seed drill POA

Used Cat Challenger 765D

Used John Deere 7530 Premium f/linkage £35,750

Used Case IH AF 8120, 2012, 25’ Varifeed, 1489d/hrs GPS £90,000

New Kuhn 3570 straw bedder

New Bomford Kestral 5.7m EVO

Ex hire Laumetris 16t grain trailer

New Claydon front mounted 3m Terra blade £3,950

New Deutz 6140

New Deutz 7250 Warrior Black Edition

Ex demo 9340 Warrior Black Edition

Ex demo Kuhn ID 1290 Omnicut

Ex demo Kioti K9 utility vehicle


New Kuhn TBE 222


Ex demo Claydon straw harrow 7.5m POA


Used Case IH Puma 155 2009 front linkage £32,000



Ex demo Kuhn Performer 4m

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Ex demo Bobcat TL43.80HF Agri POA







Ex demo Deutz 6185 TTV



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Startin Startin Tractors Limited Twycross CV9 3PW

NEW HOLLAND T5.105 24x24 gearbox, 2014, 3590hrs

NEW AMAZONE UF1801 c/w front tank, 2019, ex show machine

WEIDEMANN T5080 TELESCOPIC 2015, 3770hrs, pin & cone


BEDNAR 600F SWIFTERDISC hydraulic depth adjustment, demo machine

CASE QUADTRAC 620 rear linkage, 2016, 5320hrs, full GPS PUMA 140 front linkage & PTO, 2012, 4426hrs, 50kph PUMA 160 full Powershift 50kph, 2014, front linkage, creep

NEW SPEARHEAD S60 1.2m head, linkage mounted £15,250+VAT


NEW BEDNAR 3M SWIFTERDISC 3 point linkage machine, ring packer

PUMA 165 TIER 5 full Powershift 50kph, 2020, 182hrs, front linkage, trailer air brakes, exhaust brake, electric spools, 650x38 Michelin tyres, balance of Case IH 3yr warranty PUMA 165 semi Powershift 50kph, trailer air brake, exhaust brake, 2019, 620hrs, 650x38 tyres PUMA 220 front linkage + PTO, full Powershift, 650x42 tyres, trailer air brakes, 2018, approx 3000hrs, still working

AMAZONE CENIUS 3002 CULTIVATOR 2012, legs & crumbler roller.

NEW AMAZONE KG 5001 FOLDING POWER HARROW packer roller, oil cooler


PUMA 165 CVX front linkage, 50kph, 2016, electric spools, 650x38 tyres PUMA 175 CVX 2017, GPS ready, 50kph, approx 2700hrs, still working PUMA 200 CVX front linkage + PTO, Pro 700, 2018, 3433hrs, 50kph, trailer air brakes, exhaust brake PUMA 240 CVX 2016, 650x38 tyres, 50kph, leather seat, GPS ready, Pro 700 screen

FORD RANGER WILDTRAK 3.2 AUTO 69 reg superb spec, delivery miles £28,995+VAT

FORD RANGER WILDTRAK 2019, 10275 miles, lovely spec, lovely colour, lovely condition

TOYOTA HILUX INVINCIBLE AUTO 67 reg, 29420 miles £21,495+VAT

PUMA 240 CVX 2017, 650x38 tyres, Dual Motion seat, trailer air brakes, 50kph PUMA 240 CVX 2018, 968hrs, 50kph, 650x42 tyres, exhaust brake, trailer air brakes PUMA 240 CVX 2019, 527hrs, 50kph, front linkage, 650x38 tyres, GPS ready, 700 screen PUMA 240 CVX 2019, 470hrs, 50kph, front linkage, 650x38 tyres, GPS ready, 700 screen

ISUZU DMAX EIGER DOUBLE CAB good spec,. 69 reg, 50 miles £18,900+VAT

ISUZU DMAX 2.5 YUKON EXTENDED CAB 2015, 59500 miles £13,495+VAT

ISUZU DMAX YUKON DOUBLE CAB 2019, 12670 miles £20,995+VAT

PUMA 240 CVX front linkage, 2020, 50kph, 650x38 tyres, GPS ready, 700 screen

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KVERNELAND FRH280 2018, flail topper c/w double skin & hydraulic side shift

JOHN DEERE 5100R 2018, 816hrs, Command Quad 40kph, 420/85x34 - 13.6x24, loader ready, air seat, 2MSCVs

MCCONNEL SR15-6 2015, 15” batwing topper, 3 blades per rotor

Stk No 11051918

Stk No 31047228

Stk No 71057896

Stk No 81058166




ALBUTT BAG LIFTER 2019, c/w Q-fit brackets

Stk No. 31055420


Stk No 11054268



JCB 531-70AGSU 2017, 6057hrs, Agri Super 125hp, 460/70R24, Q-fit carriage, LED lights, auto fan rev, boom susp, PUH, trailer brakes & air con Stk No 21057795 £40,000

JCB 541-70AGSU 2014, 4830hrs, 6 speed 40kph, 500/70R24, Q-fit carriage, boom suspension, PUH, trailer brakes, air con & air seat Stk No 51058346 £35,000


JCB 7’6” MUCK GRAB 2017, with Manitou brackets & hoses

GURNEY REEVE GR SBB193 bucket brush

Stk No 81056356

Stk No 21057122

Stk No 11039976



MANITOU MLT735 2010, 3300hrs, Powershift, 460/70R24, Q-fit carriage, boom suspension, PUH, air, con & air seat Stk No 11056259 POA




JCB 541-70AGSU 2017, 2861hrs, Powershift 40kph, 500/70R24, Q-fit hyd locking carriage, boom suspension, PUH, air con & air seat Stk No 21057098 £55,000




QUICKE MUCK GRAB with Euro hitch brackets & hoses









GREGOIRE BESSON RB6 6 furrow (5+1) plough, No 6 bodies, mixed skimmers, road transport wheel, headstock suspension, road lights Stk No 81046236 £12,995


JCB 535-95 AGRIPRO 2018, 1599hrs, Vario 40kph, 500/70R24, boom suspension, PUH, trailer brakes, air con & air seat Stk No 11056183 POA


JOHN DEERE 6630 2011, 3708hrs, Powerquad 40kph, 520/70R38 - 420/70R28, 3MSCVs, cab suspension

JOHN DEERE 6125R 2015, 4662hrs, Autoquad 40kph, 540/65R38 - 480/65R24, 3MSCVs, front & cab suspension

JOHN DEERE 8345R 2015, 5800hrs, IVT 50kph, 710/75R42 - 650/80R34, 5ESCVs, front suspension

JOHN DEERE 6155M 2016, 1453hrs, Autoquad 40kph, 520/85R38 - 480/70R28, 3SCVs, front suspension

JOHN DEERE 6630 2007, 4256hrs, Autoquad Plus LHR 24/24 40kph, MFWD axle w/triple link suspension

Stk No. 31056097

Stk No 21058215

Stk No 11055758

Stk No. 11056302

Stk No 21058067




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



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GREGOIRE BESSON HRPC6 2013, 7 furrow on land/in furrow plough c/w skimmers, rear disc & depth wheels



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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01953 450279 info@agrikel.com Norfolk


SANDS SLC4000, 2006, 30m tri-fold boom, twin spray line, 7600hrs, 3 sets of wheels, 7 section manual shut off, RDS Pro Series control screen, with upgraded section controls, MOT Jan21, sale due to change in farm tramline width. ÂŁ26,000+VAT ono. H Pell Tel 07796 877535 (Beds)


y The Specialist Sprayer Compan

THIS MONTH’S TRADE IN GM-R 4200 Voyager 2008 4200L, 400 washout system, 24m variable geometry boom, Auto steer, 40kph axle, RDS Spray-master 200 GM-R 3200 Voyager 2008 3200L, 400 washout system, 28m variable geometry boom, Auto steer, 50kph axle, Teejet 844 6 section boom control GM-R 3200 Voyager 2014 3200L, 400 washout system, 24m variable geometry boom, Auto steer axle, Teejet Matrix GPS guidance & 12 auto section control, in excellent condition ready for work GM-R 3200 Voyager 2015 3200L, 400 washout system, 24m variable geometry boom, Auto steer axle, Teejet Matrix GPS guidance & 12 auto section control, in excellent condition ready for work 2012 Kellands Multidrive KRM 85 lime & fert spreader two sets wheels, 9000hrs, tidy back up machine £35,000+VAT

shop This month’s star buy: ayer soiled GM-R Voyager Spr

Graham Mitchell-Rowlands 07860 618903 01449 737482 graham@gm-rsprayers.co.uk Marek Technical Support: 07496 294201 Sue Admin: 01449 736300


VASSGRO S P R A Y E R S Agricultural Application Machinery Specialists

Contacts: Robert Webb: 07860 801322 Anthony Williams: 07711 947189 Phil Ramsey: 07934 799628 Andy Gemmill: 07802 336880

01279 812727 spraytecltd@btinternet.com

www.spraytecltd.co.uk BATEMAN RB26, 2015, 24m, Contour boom, 5 way nozzle bodies, 5000hrs appr, in use so will go up, larger pump, recent service c/w new valves & diaphrams, new Command 1200 GPS controller, 10 sect auto shut off, NSTS June 2021, had from new. ÂŁ85,000 ono. L Hopper Tel 07795 438450/07500 909206 (Lincs)





Landquip Crop Sprayers

Mounted|Trailed Demounts|Self Propelled



2008, 30m or 36m, 4000L, IVECO 235hp, auto section control, 3 sets of wheels (Michelins) More photos & full spec at

Electrac Trailed 3000/24


Landquip Spraymarc 3500/24m Bateman Self Propelled 2500/24m c/w 2 sets wheels J/D 732 3200/24m Knight Trailed 3000/20m Knight Trailed 2300/21m NSTS Testing Agroco Fertiliser Nozzles Quadbike & Golf Course Sprayers Orchard & Fruit Sprayers

07748 004794 01245 442224 SPREADERS


01379 588286 Email: sales@landquip.co.uk

07748 644975

Both machines fully serviced and sold with full NSTS test


SULKY DPX fertiliser spreader, 2009, 1 owner from new, used only on small holding, always kept inside, very tidy, c/w instruction books. ÂŁ1,500+VAT. A Hawtin Tel 07738 951502/01327 350477 (Northants)

Knight EU trailed tracking, 2010, 3000 litres, 24m, Muller control, vgc



Househam AR4000

KRM M2 fertiliser spreader, 2007, good condition, c/w E2 & E6 vanes. ÂŁ1,800 ono. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk)

Landquip Electrac 2006, 3500 litres, 24m, rate control, fully refurbished including shotblasted, resprayed & re-hosed

Holly Bush Farm, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DP For your new self-propelled, trailed or mounted crop sprayer, to go



Sancroft Agri Services Ltd 4200L, 24m, auto steer axle, full GPS guidance,10 auto section control, NSTS 12 month warranty! ÂŁ35,000+VAT

Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd

GEM Self-Trak, 21m, tank good, pipework good, booms need attention. ÂŁ500+VAT ono. T Oyler Tel 07775 857348 (Essex)

BATEMAN Hi Lo 24m, 1998, 2000L sprayer, Deutz engine 12,000hrs, twin lines, clean water tank, RDS Delta 34i rate controller, 3 sets of wheels, good condition, pump & Ramsey unit reconditioned this year, due to be tested shortly. ÂŁ7,500+VAT ono. N Ridley Tel 07802 695311/01233 770435 (Kent) KNIGHT 850L front tank with hydraulic pump, hoses & lights. ÂŁ1,100+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)


KRM Bogballe M2W fertiliser spreader, Calibrator Uniq controller, 2500kg capacity, good selection of discs, NSTS tested, very good condition. ÂŁ3,500. H Bankes Price Tel 07789 162871/01507 578457 (Lincs) VICON Varispreader 1001, 1t capacity, hydraulic shut off/on, gwo. ÂŁ250 ono. J Harris Tel 07831 112487 (Beds)


Berthoud Tenor 5500L 40m DP Tronic, vgc, 2009, boom could be resized if required ...............................ÂŁ22,500+VAT




Contact Richard Dix

HARDI LX 1000, 12m booms, manual fold, hydraulic lift, gwo. ÂŁ1,550. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)



BATEMAN high/low crop sprayer, 24m booms, recent NSTS till Oct 21, 2 sets of wheels, otation & rowcrop, good order, 60% tyres, stored inside, owner driver. £7,000+VAT. RL & LH Baker Tel 07879 885505/01406 330782 (Lincs)



07770 331587

BOSTON 01205 722 240 WISBECH 01945 461 181 BEDFORD 01525 841 923


Hypro • Teejet • Lechler Altek • RDS • Dual Pumps Enduramaxx • Stocks Fan Jet

CHARTERHOUSE 6m sprayer, 4 nozzles, electric pressure controls, for use with compact tractor. ÂŁ1,800+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)



Berthoud • Househam Chafer • Agrifac and most other makes

HOUSEHAM Merlin 4000L 24m, 8 section, auto GPS controlled, 2013, 4700hrs, 1 owner, full service history, N-Sensor ready, front linkage, Stocks slug pelleter, triple nozzle bodies, rowcrops & Michelin otations, night lights. £50,000 ono. D Pridgeon Tel 07771 696001 (Lincs)



Sprayer Specialist in the Eastern & Southern Counties New and used sprayers and parts stocked for:

SANDS 2000 Lowline 24m, twin lines (singles & triplets), rowcrop & otation wheels, 100L & 250L clean water tanks, a/c, direct ďŹ ll, test until March 21, can be seen working. ÂŁ5,750. M Hockley Tel 07976 801062 (Essex)





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01284 724455 HARDI Navigator 24m sprayer, 3000L. ÂŁ9,000. J Smith Tel 07774 290777/01945 860596 (Cambs)

GEM Midget, 1000L tank, plus 100L clean water tank, 18m gullwing booms. ÂŁ2,400. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts) BATEMAN RB26, 2015, GPS controlled auto shut off, excellent condition, owner driver, call for more information. L Hopper Tel 07795 438450 (Lincs)

BATEMAN RB35, 2009, 5500hrs, 36m, VG booms, 32m sections available, Agleader 800 with 10 auto section control, Norah UC4+, twin line with Accurate dribble bars, Michelin 420s & 710s, vgc, available from December. POA. W Haag Tel 07850 729098 (Suffolk)

KUHN 7802 8 rotor tedder, 2014, only done 5 seasons, hydraulic headland control, vgc. ÂŁ6,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

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MACHINERY FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY AVAILABLE NOW 2014 Frandent 6m Power Harrow, Hydraulic Folding, PTO Driven,

2014 Amazone Cirrus 600 3-2 Disc Drill, Trailed, Linkage Mounted, Front Levelling Board, Disc Coulters, Following Harrows, Pre Emergence and Bout Markers, SN: CR30000138

Tungsten Tines and Wheel Marker Eradicators, SN: P1224L

Amazone AD-P 402 Profi Power Harrow Combination Drill with Disc Coulters Rubber Packer PTO Driven + Hydraulic Fan

Engine Drive with Control Box

2010 Simba SL500 5m Trailed Cultivator, Link Arm Mounted, Rear Hitch attachment and Hydraulic piping, SN: 180110/0

2014 Ferri ZE20 ROD Offset Flail Mower, Hydraulic Folding, PTO Driven, SN: 130092 Spearhead 460 Batwing Topper, Hydraulic Folding Set of Dual Wheels with Clamps, 420/85 R20 Fronts, 520/85 R42 Rears

Spaldings 5 Leg Flatlift with Land Wheels, Model I50/200, SN: J4H0038

2011 18 Tonne Bailey Grain Trailer, Flotation Tyres, Rollover Sheet,

2003 KRM Bogballe Fertiliser Spreader, M2W with Weight Cells and PTO Driven

2011 NRH Engineering 12.5m Rolls Model: CRSCB 12, SN: 254311

Hydraulic Tailgate, Hydraulic Brakes, Sprung Axles/Drawbar


James Hill 01553 691691 jh@crusowilkin.co.uk

Waterloo Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1NZ CMYK: C0 M100 Y 100 K 0 or Pantone 032 Red



Kings LangleyRGB: R 230 G 0 B 4 Luton Tel: 01923 265211 Tel: 01582 727111 Green : kingslangley@oliverlandpower.co.uk luton@oliverlandpower.co.uk Pantone: 347 RGB: R 0 G 157 B 87

Tingewick Tel: 01280 848494 tingewick@oliverlandpower.co.uk


EX DEMO AMAZONE CAYENA 6001-C 4000L, 60/40 split, 36 HD TineTec coulters, prerunning f/cutting discs, twin terminal, rear harrow, ISO electric metering & tramline system POA

Oliver graphic swoosh Green : NEW AMAZONE ZA-TS 4200 ULTRA PROFIS NEW TWOSE 6400-55 ROLLS Pantone: 347rolls, shop soiled, 22” Cambridge HYDRO TS 3 discs (24m-54m), hyd cover, guard tube, 6.4m consolidator RGB: R 03GSection 157 B 87 ladders, parking wheels, ISO half-side shut off, flow breaker rings, check, weigher, LL sensors POA £9,250

2013 JCB 536-60 AGRI SUPER 5930hrs, 125hp, T4, 6 speed Powershift, 40kph, SRS, PUH, Q-fit carriage, 90% tyres, LiveLink, Datatag

EX DEMO JCB 3.56 CU/M GRAIN BUCKET 2019, very little use, pin & cone brackets

NEW 2020 ISUZU D-MAX BLADE AUTO – SPINAL RED Aeroklas canopy, load liner, 18” alloys, heated leather seats, tailgate damper, FREE tow pack for NFU/ BASC members POA

2019 ISUZU UTILITY 4X4 EXTENDED CAB NEW NUGENT FLATBED TRAILER 12.2’ X 6.7’ 7,190 miles, load liner, seat covers, rubber mats, tow Twin axle, LED lights, 8 lashing points, drop sides pack, remainder of 5 year warranty & breakdown cover £17,500 £3,487


NEW McHALE C470 STRAW BLOWER & SILAGE FEEDER full electronic in cab control with joystick 300o swivel chute, self-loading tailgate c/w ext controls, 2spd gearbox high torque belt drive 500mm kit £14,850

EX DEMO JCB 536-95 AGRI PRO NEW NUGENT QUAD TRAILER 2020, 350hrs, Command Pro Cab, 360o LED lights, removable side extensions, aluminium floor, 145hp, SRS, Q-fit carriage, trailer brakes, Michelin full ramp, rear reflectors £2,500 XMCL tyres POA

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Proforge Invertamax Pro 5m Trailed, Discs, Linkage Mounted Hydraulic Folding, SN: 2438

15m Techneat Avacast GR400 Avadex Applicator, Trailed with Honda


NEW NUGENT LIVESTOCK TRAILER 12’ X 6’ Complete with fold up sheep decks, LED lights, cattle divider, aluminium mud guards, lockable hitch, internal light & spare wheel £6,870 All prices plus VAT 73919

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W&M Agricultural Engineering Oswestry • Shropshire • SY10 7JU

Merlo 32.6 Plus

2002, 6700hrs, pick up hitch, 24” wheels, fully serviced & Lola ticket

3400hrs, boom suspension, air seat, pick up hitch, supplied fully serviced, Lola ticket, 100hrs warranty, new tyres

Watson spiral aerator

2010, new chains & floor slats

as new, w/width 3m, 36” barrel, 20mm thick, 2.75t unladen (4.25t laden), tapered Hardox blades, 400x60x15.5 flotations, LED lights

2018, as new, hyd ramps & 5’ beaver tail, 25’ long, 20’ bed, 10 stud com axles, extra middle ramp

7200hrs, 4wd, 12 speed manual shuttle, f/w Massey 915 loader, with bucket bale spike, muck grab, shear grab

Iseki 4270 Compact 4wd

27hp, roll bar (not shown), ag tyres, 5200hrs


Massey Ferguson 390T

2012, hyd door, grain chute, super single tyres, sprung axles, excellent condition


towable, good condition, manual pump

Richard Western 12t grain trailer




1000 litre fuel bowser

block cutter, 2014, Matbro brackets, good condition


NC 16T low loader trailer

BVL Topstar 170

2010, linkage kit, very tidy


hyd door, 10 stud axles, super single tyres, sprung drawbar, 2005

AG150 sawdust dispenser



AW 12t silage trailer

2m wide, 1.6cu/m capacity, loader or handler bracket, root chopper option


feeder (shown) spikes, loads & feeds out silage, hay, 2013, twin auger, Direct tractor control, f/RH etc; also available BFR-180 c/w straw blower kit, round door, LH r/door, new augers & new knives bales up to 6’x5’, bale weight 1000kg, LH & RH feeding fitted, full service – all oils changed

BOM feeder buckets CALL FOR DETAILS



£3,850 BFX-180 Wessex International round bale Kuhn 2270 Euromix diet feeder


Foster D750 forage box

300kg weight, c/w any loader or telehandler brackets, options include hyd tilt, rock spike

DUE IN Fully refurbished 6.3m Flexcoil rolls

hyd folding, 20” plain rolls



£2,400 NEW Protech P220s front mounted post driver

2016, ADR 10 stud axles, air/hyd brakes l/s, 400/60R22.5 tyres, silage sides, hyd door c/w grain chute, spr/d/bar, fully serviced



KV tines, excellent order

Marshall QM12 silage trailer



Slewtic Merlo 6’ muck grab

2018, Hardox tines, excellent condition


Merlo 26.Turbo Farmer

£3,800 Cherry Products 10’ buckrake


2004, 9800hrs, 7m 3.5t lift with side shift & frame levelling, pick up hitch, pallet forks only



Merlo 35.7KT


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Agrifac Condor IV C045167 2017


4000 litre 36/30/24m boom 4478 hours 47,829 hectares

4110 hectares, 6520 engine hours Integral mulcher topper 45cm/50cm variable lifter roller bed, transfer web, 3 cleaning turbines, 18 tonne tank

Agrifac UK Ltd

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

4000 litre 36/24m boom £49,000

Agrifac Condor III C035004 2013

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

5000 litre 30/18 boom 5300 hours £80,000

5000 litre 40/36/24m boom 6750 hours 74300 hectares

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Vervaet 617 2007

Challenger Rogator 655C 2015

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Agrifac Condor II C025111 2012 4000 litre 36/24m boom 8625 hours 56513 hectares £70,000

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HOLMER T2 2005

Leaf spreader topper 45cm50cmvariablewalkingsharelifter Cleaning roller bed 18 tonne holding tank 800/65 R33 front tyres 1050/50 R32 rear tyres

Agrifac Condor IV C045115 2016

HOLMER T3 2012

5649 engine hours 4651 hectares ‘KosKo’ Combi topper VHR lifter 45cm/50cm


5000 litre 32/24m boom 6000 hours £150,000

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HOLMER T2 Chaser 2000

Converted chaser wagon

HOLMER T3 2011

7073 engine hours 6320 hectares 45cm 50cm VR lifter ‘KosKo’ Combi topper Leaf spreader and integral mulcher

Want to find out more about our Agrifac Premium Proven or Trade In stock? Call us today: Chris Potter - Sprayer Sales North - 07741 312197 Julian Arrowsmith - Sprayer Sales South - 07825 261853 Sales Office - Harvester Sales - 01354 660552 (option 1)

Reynolds Motors Cromer • Norfolk

2015 Deutz 7250 TTV, 3600hrs – exceptional condition – not to be missed .......................£55,000 2017 McCormick X6.430 130hp a really nice example – fully serviced...............................£36,500 2017 McCormick X6.430 with loader – in daily use & very nice .........................................£30,000


2005 McCormick MC135 – very popular 6 cylinder – front linkage.....................................£17,950 2012 McCormick MTX150 – full suspension, front linkage & PTO, 5600hrs .......................£28,500

BEET HARVESTERS TIM & THYREGOD 2–3 ROW Beet buckets - Choice of standard & toe tip

2006 McCormick CX105 4wd – 6500hrs – very good runabout .........................................£14,500

BEET CLEANERS – CHOICE OF CTM & TODD with picking tables etc

Kockerling cultivation equipment/Deutz Warrior – a perfect combination try on your farm – you won’t be dissapointed

BEET DRILLS – CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW Monopill, Monosem, Kleine & Stanhay

Cherry 14t h/duty dumper trailer, 10 stud, air brakes, super singles – very good..........£6,850

BEET HOES CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW HYD FOLD Standen • Househam• FMA

Bunnings 2000g vacuum tanker – cheap & still very useful .........................................£1,950 2016 Major 3500g tanker – steering axles, top spec – superb............................................£16,000

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HOLMER T2 2003

Agrifac Condor I C015030 2010


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6 METRE FRONT STEERING PRESS HYD FOLD Cousins 6.5m hyd folding rolls with breaker rings

Tyre 4t hi-lift trailer – a good bargain – ext sides ............................................................£600 Kongskilde Suct 700 suction blower, PTO drive – high output...............................only £6,750

TERRADISC CULTIVATORS 3 & 4M Dutch & combination harrows 3 to 6 metre + 3m germinator KRM 4M HYD/FOLD R-305 SUFFOLK COULTER DRILL Opico 3m grass topper

Pottinger MEX6 trailed forage harvester – still very useful.....................................only £3,000 Taylor 10f flat roll – water ballast – detachable drawbar .................................................£975 2018 Opico HeVa trailed 3m combi-disc, 5 hyd auto reset legs – as new condition a genuine buy £31,700 new – our price £15,500

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

Portequip calf creeps/beef feeders – ex stock at knockout prices – ring now 2018 INO 190 flail offset/inline verge mower, h/duty model ..................................................£4,750

12T MARSTON GRAIN TRAILER 6t dump trailer on super single tyres

2003 Claas 260 round baler – rotor feed, extra set of new belts – nice .................................£6,250 Port-Agric – engine driven 5f trailed topper – ideal in paddocks...................................£1,150

14T RICHARD WESTERN ROOT CROP TRAILER Air/hyd brakes sprung drawbar hyd tailgate roll sheet

2006 JCB loadall – in daily use – a genuine sound telescopic ............................................£19,000

50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift

Excellent prices now for Hayter mowers – end of season knockouts McCormick X7.690 Premium 200hp – EXTRA SPECIAL DEAL – NOW ON DEMONSTRATOR 2 year warranty – EXCITING FINANCE – full specification with front linkage

WANTED s/beet drills cleaners & trailing tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row

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Mob Tel

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Well proven design Single and twin and three legged machines available Mounted and trailed

Call Jeff on


Very good prices paid promptly

VICON RSL-1605 fertiliser spreader, reasonable condition, 1500kg capacity. £850+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)








Sales 01179 866 163

01284 810751 07768 353910

sales@slurrykat.com • www.slurrykat.com


ABBOTT & CO (Wessex) LTD


51,000 litre horiz/cyl dished ends 27’6”L x 9’W x 10’H & cradles 1 x twin & 2 x single compart

WATER tank, approx 400 gallons, on 8' stand, c/w 2" outlet with valve. Sensible offers please. BR & JE Arnold Tel 07801 233257/01223 830990 (Cambs)


22,730 litre bunded tanks 17’L plus cabinet x 9’2”W x 8’H gauge & battery alarm


www.thekinggroup.co.uk/tanks 01638 712328 Suffolk 01992 451629 Herts/Essex


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S SCOTT & SONS Ltd Steel Stockholders

Delivery service

01359 269378 STRAW & HAY

R M Dove

CHAFER 8cu/m liquid fert tank, 2" outlet. £300. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

TWENTY 4' round bales of hay, May 2020, dry stored. £30 possible local delivery. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

Used 20,000 litre 4400 gallon GRP ex Winery Storage Tank


Galvanised roofing sheets, box profile and corrugated

od Many makes &spmares ed new & us

01603 870903 07860 475964

01759 302279 07779 245466 www.powerharrowspares.co.uk

COMMERCIAL high flow fuel pump, surplus to requirements. G Harfield Tel 07798 941697/01474 814165 (Kent)


All types of steel available new and secondhand Posts for grain walling and silage clamps


prefer big bales


Call Andrew Lloyd





KUHN Axis 40.1 W, variable rate application, weigh cells, 2011, good condition. £5,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

COUSINS Patriot 3m, 5 leg, new points & wings, discs all good & razor ring packer, had an easy life on fenland. £8,950. A Russell Tel 07808 925072 (Cambs)



TELEPHONE: 01604 686216 MOBILE: 07973 265378


PREMIUM PLUS TANKERS 1600g-5500g available

150mm square heavy-duty axles c/w auto slack adjusters, 13500/14000L pump on all tandem tankers, full length sight tube, 4 fill points, rear linkage brackets ready

STEEL diesel tank, surplus to requirements. £250+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

07977 268113 (T)


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07787 551081

01302 867328

ROUND bale haylage, good quality first & second cut, delivered locally. £19. R Edwards Tel 07967 828571 (Hereford)

MOBILE bunded diesel tank, 2100L, with hand pump. £950+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)


5000-LITRE bunded round tank, just been cleaned ready for use. £300 ono. G Harfield Tel 07798 941697/01474 814165 (Kent)


CHEVAL 6m zigzag pressure harrows, hydraulic folding with brand new 10" tines, owned from new & had very little use, hence reason for sale, as good as new condition. £4,750+VAT. P Skinner Tel 07711 405100 (Northants)


07889 668600 07889 668599


Lewis Brothers

QUALITY hay, made from grass sown with special pony/horse seed mix with different species of grass not just rye grass, small conventional bales, delivery possible. R Tod Tel 07778 196871/01353 862032 (Cambs)

FUEL tank, used for white diesel, no pump. £150. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

ACCORD 4m cultivator, tines followed by spiked roller, hydraulic pipe in need of repair. £300+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES

PARMITER 3m disc harrows. £1,200 ono. H Purser Tel 07917 035607 (Bucks)

01733 844590 (24hrs)

454 Herne Road, 51-69821 Ramsey St Mary’s, Huntingdon, Cambs.

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McCormick X6-440 VT NEW McCormick X4-440 2wd 140 hp, variable transmission, f/linkage, metallic 75hp, 16x16 speed transmission, spacious red paintwork, 3 aux hyd valves, brand new, due easy clean air con cab, PUH, full warranty in next week, available for demo £66,999 £28,995

New McCormick X7.690 Premium 225hp, full susp, 50kph p/shift & shuttle trans, 9.1t, 3pt link, Michelins, 6 spool valves, f/linkage & PTO, precision steering £10,450 ready for TopCon/Trimble/GreenStar domes £106,999

New Pegoraro 5m folding power harrow heavy duty, packer roller, adjustable clod board, wheel track erradicators, lights

Kioti CK20HST Compact only 300hrs, turf tyres, 21hp, 4wd, Hydrostat trans, to be fitted brand new with 1.5m underslung cutter deck, £19,500 making a 1st class pro ride on mower £6,995

McCormick X8 available for demo now up to 310hp

2010 McCormick MC130 f/w MX loader, 5760hrs

ins engine, 2017, 17 plate, 75hp Perk described as... 12Fx12R, 2wd, can only be

£14,500 AS NEW..................£1

International Harvester B275 full engine overhaul, brakes, good tyres, receipts to warrant price, selling on behalf of customer £3,600

Kioti K9 utility vehicle 20 Series 3mtr Lely power harrow Ovlac 4m disc 28hp, diesel engine, full cab with heater, 4wd, half with rear up & over linkage, in good working 2019, ex demo model tonne hyd tipping body, cracking bit of kit, 2-year order warranty, available for demo £13,500 £1,950

McCormick X7. 460VT 2019 (69 reg),165hp Tomlin 6’ grass topper boosts to 175hp, VT drive, 50k, a/brakes, precision steering ready, 4yr warranty, 0% finance £82,995 £25,000 front linkage & PTO available @£4,500



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

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McCormick X4-35M Rops tractor

Ex demo Kubota-Tomlin 2m mounted chain harrow set suit compact tractor or little Fergy-type £1,350 tractor £350

OTHER MACHINERY New McCormick X7-690 Premium 225hp, powershift & shuttle transmission, 6 hyd aux valves, f/linkage & PTO, DSM screen, Isobus & precision steering ready, metallic red paintwork ................................................. due in soon New McCormick X7-624VT Premium 240hp, tier 5 engine, variable transmission, 6 hyd aux valves, precision steering ready, f/linkage & PTO, DSM screen & Isobus, brand new model..................arrival around Christmas 2020 New McCormick X7-460 VT RTK guidance, front linkage, PTO, 50k, 175hp, air brakes, available for demo ...... POA

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

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 Bomford Bandit 2.5m flail mower, new flails, good working order ................................................................ £1,400 All prices plus VAT unless otherwise stated

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Woodhams Farm, Cutlers Green, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2RH

! W NE FARMET Falcon Pro Tandem 6m grain & fert tine drill, 2020 c/w full width front tyre packer, paired row coulters fitted with Bourgault VOS openers (Dutch openers also an option), 250mm/125mm row spacing, large 405/70R20 Radial rear tyre packer/transport wheels, triple following harrow, Muller controller, 6000L hopper, in stock, enquire for demonstration

BROCK Campaign 900S 9m grain & fert tine drill, 2017 c/w 4 rows of heavy duty low disturbance tines, 150mm row spacing, tungsten points, pre-em markers, Avadex & slug pellets, Topcon Apollo controller/Isobus, Accord metering, auto & half-width shut off, emptying auger, integral blow down facility, keeps going in damp conditions (see video), enquire for demonstration

FARMET Verso 6m springtine, front & rear levellers, eradicators, rear harrow, memory depth control, tungsten points, new & ex demo in stock

FARMET Triolent 4.7m stubble cultivator, 2019, 3 rows of auto-reset tines, levelling discs, 580mm V-roller, 60mm-350mm depth, for sale or demo............ £19,500

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FARMET Fantom 4.7m stubble cultivator, auto-reset tines, steel ring packer, 215mm tine spacing, enquire for demo ..................... £17,500

BROCK Sub-V 3m 5 leg subsoiler c/w std or low disturbance legs, 700mm packer, swivel scrapers, Cat 3&4 linkage, integral tool box, in stock ........... £9,850

BROCK Sub-V 6m 9 leg trailed subsoiler, 2018, 700mm steel ring packer, swivel scrapers, integral toolboxes, can be used with packer raised, see video ... £23,500

BROCK Underburst 4.5m 11 leg folding subsoiler, 2020 c/w low disturbance or std legs, 700mm steel ring packer, Cat 3/4 linkage, enquire for demo .. £17,500

TWB twin leg mole, ceramic expanders, VADERSTAD 6.5m Carrier Super, trash ploughs, trailed & mounted in 2009, 470mm Truecut discs, stock levellers

NEW HOLLAND TS115, 2002 c/w Quicke Q40 loader, 8000hrs, due in

MASSEY FERGUSON 135, 3900hrs, straight axle, power steering, 2 owners

SIMBA 6.6m Unipress, 2014, Pro-active tines, levellers, low acreage

TWB single leg mole, ceramic expander, trash plough, trailed & mounted in stock

BARGAM 24m trailed sprayer, 2011, tracking

MONOSEM Meca 2000 12 row folding beet drill, 1997

McCONNEL 3m 7 leg auto-reset Discaerator, 2012, Razor ring packer, due in

COUSINS 4.8m type 28 double press, tines, levellers, Razor rings, due in

SIMBA 6.6m Cultipress, 2003 rigid tines, levellers, DD rings, new points & pads

WEAVING 3m 7 leg sub-disc, 2011 c/w hyd discs, Guttler packer

HEVA 10m horizontal fold rolls c/w breaker rings

COUSINS 8m pigtail mounted folding cultivator, due in

SIMBA 3m X-Press & ST Bar, late type disc hubs, DD Lite packer

HORSCH 6m Terrano MT, 2015, front KONGSKILDE Nordsten NCS 1904 discs, auto-reset tines, steel ring packer front hopper, hyd fan, land wheel metering

SIMBA 6m cultivator, 15 auto-reset tines at 400mm spacing, rear drawbar

KUHN Aero 18m, 1995, Quantron box, microgranular rollers

HEVA 3m 5 leg subsoiler, steel ring packer

BREVI 4m power harrow, 2012 c/w Guttler roller, due in

KVERNELAND EG85-300 6 furrow auto- SIMBA 8m Freeflow drill, Miniflow tines, reset, hyd vari-width, No28’s, Otico front rollers, due in due in

KVERNELAND 4m Tineseeder, due in

GREGOIRE BESSON SPEL 12 furrow (7+5), 2013, AR8 bodies

VADERSTAD 5m Carrier Super, 2010, hyd levellers, done little work

SIMBA 3m DTX, 2013, 5 legs, pro-active discs, DD Lite packer, low acreage

DALBO Cultitrail 6m springtine, 2011, front paddles, following harrow, lights

HORSCH 6m Sprinter G+F 2019, front packer, pre-em, Isobus, done 250ha

SIMBA 6m X-Press 2016 c/w Pro-active discs, levellers, 700mm DD’s

HORSCH 8m Sprinter ST, 2014 c/w filling auger, full front packer

KVERNELAND LO85-300 7 furrow (6+1), 2014 on original no 28 bodies

KVERNELAND LD85-300 5 furrow, manual vari-width, no 8 bodies, rear discs

HAYLOCK 9m trailed pigtail 4m transport width

WEAVING 8m tine drill mounted on Tive drill, 3.5m transport width

COUSINS 8.2m Sidewinder rolls c/w 24” plain rings

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Fenland Tractors


B W M ACK (Machinery) LTD. 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 -220 verge mower 2.2m working width, hydraulic right hand 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 .......... £15,300 ALPEGO TR46 310 front / rear flail mower 3.1 working width, hyd offset, can be set to mulch ......... £7,250 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. ..................................................................................................................... £17,250

Station Yard, Postland, Crowland, Peterborough PE6 0JT Tel: 01406 330386 Fax: 01406 330080 Email: martyn.stanley@fenlandtractors.co.uk

Used Equipment

Hitachi ZX130-3 2013, 7000hrs, 1 owner from new

JCB 8018 CTS 2016, 862hrs

Cat 953 tracked loader 1986, 2 owners, 4 in 1 bucket, Rops cab

Yanmar C30R-1 tracked dumper 2001, one owner

McCauley A2GP12 dump trailer with HD ramps, new unused

Hitachi ZX50 2007, 4746hrs

JCB 531-70 Agri Super 2006, 6465hrs

Doosan DX63-3 2014, 3977hrs

LELY LOTUS 3 metre Combi tedder/swather excellent condition very little used ................................ £2,100 BROADWATER K53C box rotator c/w Sanderson bracket very good condition ................................. £2,600 CLAAS Arion 640 Cebis, 2010, 50kph, 4000hrs, Hexashift transmission, fully suspended cab, air brakes, good condition ......................................................................................................... £28,000 CLAAS Arion 650 CIS 184hp, 50kph tractor, 2017 (67), 2100hrs, Hexashift transmission, creep gearbox, good condition .................................................................................................. £59,750 SUTON ELCS 80 rehandling bucket, Merlo brackets ........................................................................... £975 HARDI Commander 3200L sprayer, c/w 24m booms, triplet nozzles, steering drawbar .................... £8,500 COUSINS 5m double row Landpacker, good condition..................................................................... £6,500 COUSINS 2 leg heavy duty subsoiler, c/w depth wheels ................................................................. £1,200 KONGSKILDE 4m Germinator cultivator, good condition................................................................... £3,000 T&F 8t dropside trailer, hyd brakes, road lights ................................................................................ £1,500 BOMFORD rear mounted flail mower, 2.8m rear flail mower, hyd sideshift, adjustable rear roller ..... £2,750 FERRI TSE 60 reach mower, 6m reach, 1.2m flail head, rotor reverse, cable controls, 3 point linkage mounted, good condition ..................................................................................... £4,000 SUIRE 9’ topper, 9’ three rotor topper ............................................................................................. £1,150 TORO 216 mower, triple gang cylinder mower, 3 wheel, petrol engine ................................................ £525 SUTON ELCS 70 grain / rehandling bucket with Claas brackets fitted, ex demo, 7’6” wide, very good condition..................................................................................................................................... £1,350 TREMME digging bucket, 7’6” digging bucket with digging teeth, Merlo brackets, good condition...... £975 STRIMECH X Form B27-80 grain bucket, 8’ wide, Merlo brackets, good condition ........................... £1,000 MASCHIO 3m power harrow, 3m working width, complete with packer roller, hyd lifting drill linkage ... £4,000 MASCHIO HM4000 3m power harrow, complete with crumbler roller, hydraulic lift drill linkage ....... £2,500 AS 10t trailer, 235 – 65 x 18 Michelin tyres, good condition ............................................................ £3,750

Visit our website www.fenlandtractors.co.uk to see our stock machines

2019 Manitou MLT 737-130 PS+

2019 Manitou MLT 741140 V+

10024206 £49,950 W

2527hrs, Powershift Transmisson, PUH, rear electrics and trailer brake, Air seat & Air conditioning, Radio, Will be fitted with new AG tyres, 460/70 R24.

2013 Manitou MLT 840

2599hrs, Powershift transmission, Air seat & Air conditioning, Radio, JCB headstock, 460/70R24 with 30% tread left.

10021877 £43,000 W

Brian Cornwell 07899 965066

Barroway Drove, Downham Market, Norfolk PE38 0AL

Suppliers of replacement parts for all Caterpillar machines

DUE IN – Doosan DX140LC 2016, Cat D6D LGP dozer, Cat D2 J Model (choice) Cat D4 U Model


Sales contacts

Paul Warner 07795 845308

T: 01366 324256/324311 E: pwarner@bwmack.co.uk Out of hours: 07795 845308 • www.bwmack.co.uk

For more info call Colin Blood on 07800 885075 or head office on 01623 847171

2019 Manitou MLT 737

2016 Manitou MLT 629

4400hrs, Cvt transmission, Air con, Boom suspension, PUH, 16 Idler weights.

2016 Manitou MLT 741 Premium Spec

2000hrs, Powershift gearbox, Boom suspension, Hyd imp lock, Pick up hitch, ELS pressure release system, JSM joystick, 460/70x24 tyres @80%, Phone parott.

40023692 POA D

30023402 £49,750 F

30023573 £59,850 F

10021893 £33,750 W

1080hrs, Warranty until 3000 hours or March 2022, Premium specification, Boom suspension, Pick up hitch, 460/70 R24 tyres with 85% tread left, Industriual tyres, Pallet Forks.

6295hrs, Manual 4 speed Transmisson, Third Service, Pick up hitch, 460/70R24 with 50% tread left, Premium specification, Boom suspension.

2017 Manitou MLT 635 Elite specification

2012 Merlo Farmer 40.7

2020 MF 4707

2014 MF 7620

10022668 £49,750 W

30024076 £18,000 F

30022197 £29,500 F

40022678 £37,750 D

2736hrs, Elite specification, Powershift transmission, Air seat & Air conditioning climate control, Boom suspension, Radio, 460/70R24 Michelins with 60% tread left.

5336hrs, S/H Merlo Farmer 40.7, On 460/70x24 tyres @30%, Pick up hitch, Air con.

100hrs, Available mid December, X hire tractor, 2 years 500 hours warranty - can be extended, Manual gearbox, Powershuttle, 54/1000 PTO 6 & 21 spline shaft, 2 rear spools, Manual linkage.

Buy and sell online — www.farmads.co.uk

Cat D6C 82A direct drive direct start 1967

6000hrs, Dyna 6, 50kph, Loader brackets, Air brakes, New 650/65 R42, New 540/65 R30, Joystick Valves, 4 rear spool valves, Front & cab suspension, Air conditioning, Air seat .

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SIMBA 4m Cultipress, c/w 2 rows of leading tines, in nice condition & ready to go. £2,250 ono. K Potter Tel 01223 290349 (Cambs)

New HE-VA rolls



available for immediate delivery, 6.3m–20.3m 22"–24" rings, horizontal folding, contour following more photos and full spec at www.writtlefarmmachinery.co.uk

07748 004794 01245 442224

SIMBA Solo 3.30ST, DD packer, depth loosening legs, this machine is very very tidy. £9,500+VAT. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)


in stock REAR spiral roller to fit Cousins combinations harrow, 3.5m, 2 bearings included, good condition. £350+VAT ono. BR & JE Arnold Tel 07801 233257/01223 830990 (Cambs) TASKER Tillage train disc/tines/disc, 10' wide. £2,875. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) PETTIT 77 disc harrows, heavy duty, 12' modified trailer with extra weights, 50% discs. £350+VAT. RL & LH Baker Tel 07879 885505/01406 330782 (Lincs)

New power harrows New rotary cultivators New flail mowers New spare parts Direct from an importer

TR Smith Ltd

01362 668286

trsmith120@aol.co.uk www.trsmithagmachinery.com

GREGOIRE Besson 4.2m Discordon, 2001, 7 legs with tungsten parts all good condition, rear drawbar & services, Spaldings seeder fitted, ready to work. £5,000+VAT. C Singer Tel 07887 952661 (Bucks) CONCEPT 4m Speed Till, 2 rows of pigtail tines & packer, then another 2 rows of tines & second packer. £1,500+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

FARM Force 8.2m Cambridge rolls, 24" breaker rings, low acreage from new, good solid frame & chassis, used by us on our farm, approx 400 acres per year. £7,500+VAT. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex)

VÄDERSTAD Carrier L 525

£26,950 51-75165

2014, c/w Crossboard, 510mm TrueCut discs, a nice example

COUSINS 4m press, good condition. £4,000. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk)

Kuhn Power Harrows Drills & Accord d New & Usees ar p S e Machin epairs &R

Andy Guest 01636 700608 07860 637654 e: info@andrewguest.co.uk


07748 004794 01245 442224


MF 7726

SELLA 6.2m rolls with preemergence markers. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)

£75,750 ono SIMBA 5m SL, 2012, hydraulic brakes, road lights, immaculate, barn stored. £20,500. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs)

TERRANOVA Standen 4m rotovator, wheel depth control, drawbar frame on rear, good condition. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk) COOPER Topsoiler flat lift disc assemblies (3), good condition. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs) OPICO Vari-Disc, 3m mounted, good discs, cage crumbler, paintwork good, low horsepower requirement, not used much recently. £3,750+VAT. R Jones Tel 07785 583192 (Norfolk)

COOPER two leg subsoiler. £300. J Smith Tel 07774 290777/01945 860596 (Cambs) CLAYDON Furrow Cracker, brackets to fit Kverneland LO85-300 variwidth, 6 furrow, gwo. £650. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)

CHALLENGER MT700/800 new heavy duty alternators for sale. Competitively priced. Contact Eurotrack Ltd, Tel: 01263 711474.

AMAZONE Cenius cultivator, 3m, double disc roller, 2019, in as new condition. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

RECORD Doublet 3.5m discs, good condition. £1,500 ono. F Ulrych Tel 07974 741692 (Norfolk) SPRINGTINE harrows, 8' wide. £250 ono. H Purser Tel 07917 035607 (Bucks)

66 reg, Dyna 6 50k, 2550hrs (just serviced), 4t f/linkage, Exclusive spec, cab & front susp, warranty till June 21, 710-60-42 R, 600-60-30 F 80%, r/wheel weights, TopCon X30 auto-steer (costs over 10k new), hyd top link, owner driven from new, excellent condition all round

07850 783225

KRM 3m front steering press, weight 1500kg, water ballast weight 750kg, total weight with water 2250kg, had very little use. £2,995+VAT. P Appleby Tel 07850 317403 (Co Durham)

FARMFORCE front press rings, 45 degree, 28" diameter, 2" bore, 7 spokes. £45+VAT each. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk) RANSOMES C-79 cultivator, 13 tine, 10.5' working width. £300+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

GRANGE Farm toolbar, vgc. £12,000. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk)


TWB subsoiler, 3 pivot leg, rear packer roller, little used. £5,250. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

PARMITER Utah discs. £3,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

more photos and full spec at www.writtlefarmmachinery.co.uk


GREGOIRE Besson 6.6m DXRV2 Discordon, 2007, 13 hydraulic re-set legs, auto-grease, EmoPak press, good condition, please call for more information. £8,000+VAT. GW Harrold & Partners Tel 07836 751076 (Norfolk)


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SIMBA SL 4m with rape seeder, vgc. R Wright Tel 07768 954466/01205 870434 (Lincs) COUSINS 3 leg subsoiler with Giant crumbler, great at smashing down ploughing, low hp requirement, new points & wings fitted. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)

TRIPLE K springtine harrow, 21' with winch fold. £600 ono. P Mann Tel 01480 811969 (Cambs)

COUSINS 3m front press, c/w steering, good rings & bearings. £1,850+VAT. 07976 794383 (Shropshire) R Moseley.



INJECTOR pump off John Deere 2450, was reconditioned about 6yrs ago, but never put onto tractor. £50 no VAT. J Woodrow Tel 07957 613912/01502 575451 (Suffolk)

SIMBA Solo 600, new discs only done 500 acres, DD packer at rear, Sumo one-piece foot on subsoil legs, rear drawbar, selling due to change in farm management. £10,500. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)

PHILIP Watkins 3.5m Short Disc incorporator with DD Lite packer, low acreage & in good condition. £3,750 ono. N Scarborough Tel 07779 468855 (Lincs)

MASSEY 6475, 2005, 6720hrs, good condition throughout, full working order, air con, 4wd, front linkage, Dynashift gearbox. £18,750 ono. C Boor Tel 07710 321471 (Lincs)

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Mettron Weighbridges Beware of Imitations

£79pw 16m - steel platform with ramps - £16,000 + VAT £89pw 18m - steel platform with ramps - £18,000 + VAT

2015 MASSEY FERGUSON 5612 Dyna-4, 201 genuine hours, 420/85x34 & 340/85x24 wheels, as new

2006 JOHN DEERE 6620 POWERQUAD 5874hrs, 40kph transmission, A/C, 2 spools, tyres 60%

2014 KUBOTA L4100 HST 4WD 795hrs, turf tyres, roll frame, front weights

NEW HOLLAND TC40D 4WD HST TRACTOR Ag tyres plus Nokian turf tyres, fitted Lewis 35QH loader


TRIMBLE EZ GUIDE 500 GPS SYSTEM screen, dome & wiring

2013 KANE 15T CONSTRUCTION DUMP TRAILER tandem axle, hydraulic door

2013 BAILEY 15T CONTRACT DUMP hydraulic door, sprung d/bar, 10 stud commercial axles

2009 AS ACMT 16T TRAILER s.axles, s.d/bar, rollover sheet, chute, 550/45 x 22.5 floatations

2002 BAILEY TB14 TRAILER hyd door, sprung d/bar, air brakes, silage sides, 560/60x22.5 wheels

NEW BAILEY TB16 SILAGE TRAILER full spec, 5’ sides, rear d/bar, air brakes, 560/60 x 22.5 floatations

NEW BAILEY LOW15 FD 15t flat deck low loader, 33’, ramps, air brakes, 435/50 x 19.5 wheels

NEW BAILEY 14T FLAT BALE TRAILER sprung d/bar, air & oil brakes, in stock, immediate delivery

2004 BAILEY TB14 14t trailers, hyd brakes, 10 stud 560/60x22.5 wheels, with silage sides

2013 BAILEY TB14 SILAGE TRAILER 5’ sides will carry 16t, rear d/bar, 560/60 x 22.5 floatations

2013 BAILEY 15T BEAVERTAIL LOW LOADER sprung d/bar, 435/50x19.5 wheels

2019 BAILEY 20T TRI-AXLE 9M BEAVERTAIL LOW LOADER AIR brakes, sprung d/bar

MCCONNEL PA 4330 FLAIL HEDGER 3 point linkage mounted

REEKIE CLEANFLOW 2000 POTATO HARVESTER Dahlman rollers, picking off table, canopy


SET OF 4 NOKIAN 650/50 x 22.5, 10 stud wheels & floatation tyres, very little used


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

Mettron Weighing 75075

Claas Scorpion 7035 2016, 40k Varipower, PUH & hyd trailer brake, boom susp, air con, 3548hrs

John Deere 6130R 2020, AQ+ 50k, Isobus/ GreenStar ready, JD Link, 3 e-SCV, 520s, 480s, TLS, £45,000 PUH, 5hrs £85,000

John Deere 6145R 2019, AQ 50k, creep box, TLS, cab susp, f/linkage, e-SCV, air brakes, 540s, 650s, 1940hrs


John Deere M740i 2017, 12/24m boom susp, hyd pump, autorinse, steering axle


John Deere 6155R 2018, AP 50k, 4 e-SCV, 650s, 540s, Ultimate Light pack, c/w 643R HSL loader, 3707hrs


John Deere XUV 855D 2017, Bighorn tyres, alloys, bucket seats, Datatag, 1680hrs


All prices +VAT

Visit our website www.masonskings.co.uk to see more tractors and other machinery available E: stuart.vanstone@masonskings.co.uk Masons Kings in Somerset Exebridge Industrial Estate, Exebridge, Near Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9BL T +44 (0) 1398 322140

Masons Kings in Devon Rixey Park, Kingsteignton Road, Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0BY T +44 (0) 1626 852140

Buy and sell online — www.farmads.co.uk

Call 01782 816730 or email mettronweighing@aol.com to discuss options and to arrange your site visit


Masons Kings in Cornwall Unit A, Higher Trevornick Business Park Winnards Perch, St Columb Cornwall TR9 6DH T +44 (0) 1637 881814



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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All Prices Exclude VAT | E&OE

PEACOCK & BINNINGTON Brigg - Corringham - Halsham - Louth - Selby

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


2017, MF9380T 936 Engine / 485 Drum Hours, Hc Sieves, Maxi Spreader, Autoguide, 30ft Superflow Header, Twin Side Knives, Lifters, Dividers, Header Trolley & Balance Of Warranty. 988 Hours Andrew Whiteley: 07774 296382

Ref: 11014400


2016, MF7720 D6 EF 50kph, Front Linkage, 4 Spools, Front Suspension, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42. Balance of 5 Year (3500 hour) Warranty until 2021 2121 Hours.

Max Pinney: 07795 128281

Ref: 21014526


2015, MF7718 D6 EX Auto Steer ready, 50kph Dyna 6 transmission, AIr & Hydraulic brakes, Front Linkage, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 4347 Hours.

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Ref: 61015180


2015, MT765E 30” Extreme Ag Tracks (As New), Deluxe Cab, Comfort Pack, Debris Deflectors, 16 Idler Weights, Weight Frame With 22 Weights. Hp Guidance 3578 Hours

Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

Ref: 21013740


2016, MF9306TR 420/70R24 & Pallet Tines, Merlo Headstock, Bucket & Grab, Good Condition 4808 Hours

Lee Say: 07771 942099

Ref: 11015367


2016, JCB 536/60 AGRI Q Fit Hyd Pin locking Carriage, 460/70R24 Excellent Condition 2855 Hours

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Ref: 41014994


2008, RDA800S System Disc With Crossboard, Track Eradicators, Bout Markers & Pre Em Markers, Loading Auger, 14,200 Hectares

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605


2015, MF9380 35ft Powerflow header, 1st used & registered 2019, Task doc pro mapping, Maxi spreader, Autoguide, chaff spreader, track system, Manufacturers warranty until end 2023, Immaculate condition, 453 Engine & 247 Rotor hours Andrew Whiteley: 07774 296382 Ref: 11015848


2015, MF7720 D6 EF Dyna 6, 50kph transmission, front & cab suspension, full set of front weights, 4 rear spools, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 2386 Hours

Joe Warriner: 07717 880778

Ref: 31015349


2016, FT939 S4 Comfort Front Linkage, 4 Spool Valves, 650/75R30 & 710/75R42, 1000kg Wheel Weights. Excellent Condition 4304 Hours

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

Ref: 11014963


2015, MT765E Stealth Livery, 30” Tracks, Comfort Pack, Topcon Autoguide (Hp), Excellent Condition. 2509 Hours

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Ref: 41014864


2018, JCB 536/60 AGPRO 460/70R24, 145Hp Engine With Auto Reverse Fan, Hi Flow Aux, Heated Air Seat With Mounted Joystick, Q Fit Carriage, Hyd Pick Up Hitch With Hydraulics And Electrics 1605 Hours

Adam Clubley: 07771 843080

Ref: 31014568


2017, JCB 531/70 AG Air Con, Air Seat, Hydraulic Q Fit carriage, Pick up Hitch, 460/70R24 Tyres, (Agri Spec only, no trailer brakes) 1030 Hours

Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

Ref: 21013694


2008, 100 SERIES Dowdeswell 100 Series 4+1 Furrow Plough C/W Skimmers & Rear Disc

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Need Finance? We Can Help Ref: 41015507

Ref: 61014835


2018, MF7718S D6 EF 50kph, Air Brakes, Front Linkage, 520/85R38 & 420/85R28 Tyres, Trimble Autoguide. Balance of 5 Year Warranty. Excellent Condition. 1200 Hours Joe Warriner: 07717 880778

Ref: 31015318


2014, MF7726 D6 EX 600/65R28 & 710/70R38, 1 x 250kg Wheel Weight Each Side. Very Good Condition 4546 Hours

Adam Clubley: 07771 843080

Ref: 31015677


2015, MAGNUM 370 Enquire For More Details Good Condition 4500 Hours

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Ref: 41015567


2014, RG635B 5000l Tank, 32m Boom, 2 Sets Of Wheels, Hyd Track Adjustment, Autoguide X30 Screen, 10 Section Shut Off, 380/90R46 5536 Hours

Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

Ref: 21015499


2017, JCB 535/95 AGP Used JCB 535/95 Agri Pro Loadall, Good Condition. 2883 Hours

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

Ref: 11015741


2016, RP160 Used Lely Welger Rp160v Hfc Xc E Link Pro Xtra Cut 17 Baler C/W E Link Pro Control, Crop Press Roller 2.4m, Pick Up, 500/55-20 Wheel Equipment, Varionet Wrapping

Joe Warriner: 07717 880778

Ref: 41014189


2003, KE403-170 Amazone KE403-170 4M Power Harrow C/w Packer roller and Track eradicator tines

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

Ref: 11015717

Looking for a solution? We can provide bespoke, tailored packages to suit whatever your needs. For more details contact Mark Wood - 07471 997323 or George Cross - 07860 429934

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John Deere 440 Loader for 46hp John Deere tractor

JOHN DEERE 8RT/9RX midrollers, manufactured with polyurethane coating in the USA. Longer lasting than the original versions. Contact: Eurotrack Ltd, Tel: 01263 711474.


Ex Demo Deutz-Fahr 6140

sold complete with mounting brackets & bucket, good condition

S Bonnett 07719 584889 Essex

NEW Holland T7.260, 2018, 3200hrs, Auto Command, front link & PTO, Trimble guidance, full dealer service history, excellent condition. £86,500. M Mottram Tel 07768 901923 (Cambs)


JOHN Deere 8000 or 9000 Series swing drawbar. £65+VAT. C Desborough Tel 07946 557156/01945 410206 (Cambs) FRONT wheel weights for MF698. Only £50. D Holland Tel 07939 186528 (Norfolk)

£57,000+VAT 140hp 4 cylinder, electric spools, front linkage

Bruce Hopkins Ltd

MF 7624 10,000L c/w chemical lockers, Super Single wheels, LED lights, hyd brakes

LANDINI 4-105, 2015, only 1600hrs, 3 spools, tidy small 100hp tractor. £22,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)


bruce@brucehopkins.co.uk 07860 809708 Oxon

Other sizes to 16,000L built to order


CASE 1494 tractor, 1985 model, in good condition for its age, apart from some surface rust, only showing 5820hrs on a working clock, excellent rear tyres, please contact for more photos or to arrange a viewing. £4,950+VAT. J Woodward Tel 07960 866025/07930 548933 (Leics) FORD 5610, sound & everything working as should, good cab condition with all glass, just needs electrics, connections done for lights. £5,750. P Riordan Tel 07590 478839 (Essex)

Chassis kits made for your tanks, pumps/pipework fitted as required Honda pump with 3 way taps and pipework

£950+VAT Visit

www.loggin.org to see what else we make!

Merrick Loggin Trailers 01280 702725

Mob 07799 836590

MASSEY Ferguson 550 with front power loader, 8 speed gearbox, refurbished cab, clevis drawbar, starts & runs well. £6,500. M Ward Tel 07946 344323/01945 700541 (Lincs)

QUANTITY of wheel bearings for MF 698, 575, 165 plus 2 fan belts. £30. D Holland Tel 07939 186528 (Norfolk) KUBOTA 4wd tractor, high & low gearbox, diff lock, 6 forward & two reverse, single furrow reversible plough, operator's manual. £3,500 no VAT. T Bensley Tel 01354 695455 (Cambs)

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)

MF 7618

IFOR Williams LM126 trailer, 12' x 6', 3.5t, c/w spare wheel, sides, 8' ramps & drops stands, 5yrs old, had little use, very good condition. £2,250 no VAT. T Rix Tel 07713 470297 (Cambs)

JD6300, 7200hrs, 4wd, front linkage, passenger seat, air con, tyres rear 16.9x34, front 13.6x24, average 75%+, (missing PUH). £13,000. T Pearson Tel 07967 487635 (Cambs)

TRAILERS 2014, 3900hrs, 50kph, air brakes, front linkage, 4 spools


01691 791460


BRAND new John Deere offside rear fender, fits 20 & 30 Series tractors, c/w all fixings. £150+VAT ono. J Nott Tel 07957 146325 (Norfolk)

CASE IH 1000kg weight block, c/w fittings for Puma & also 3p/l attachment. £900. R Dean Tel 07999 038590 (Cambs)

JOHN Deere 3130, 2wd, f/w Econ HM2 hedge trimmer. £5,475. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)

2012 Cat 765D, 5028hrs, good condition, Huntingdon. A Lensen Tel 01487 831843/07974 232008 (Cambs)

RENAULT Ares 2 656RZ, 130hp, 6 cylinder, 2003 model, 6150hrs, full cab & front suspension, brand new MX U409 loader, would split, immaculate condition, call for more info & pictures. T Griffiths Tel 07780 842251 (Gwynedd)

01691 791460


2012, 5800hrs, 50Kph, front linkage, 4 spools, Data 4, top con, guidance, pod with tractor

NEW Holland TD95D, 2003, 3800hrs, A/C, creep gear, rears 60%, fronts 90%, tidy tractor. £16,750+VAT. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Beds)

Enduramaxx water/liquid bowser

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MASSEY Ferguson 4709, 2020, powershuttle with Quicke loader, low hrs, manufacturers warranty remaining. £44,000+VAT. M Hodgetts Tel 07946 146395 (Worcs)


WEIGHT block, 3pt linkage, ideal for a loader tractor. £140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

RICHARD Western 14t Root Crop trailers (2), sprung drawbar, double acting hyd tailgate, both trailers in very good order. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)



CLAAS Challenger 55, V reg, front linkage, 9183hrs, tidy tractor. £18,500. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk)

IFOR Williams twin axle cattle trailer, 12x6, wheels on the outside, tidy condition. £1,650+VAT. M Banham Tel 07946 542816/01754 830581 (Lincs) TYE twin axle tipping trailer. £850+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

EASTERBY ET 10 trailer, 10t, good condition, grain chute, stored undercover & only used for grain & bales, more photos on request. £4,250+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks) IFOR Williams trailer, 12', c/w sides. £1,575. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants)

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TITAN tri-axle walking floor artic trailer. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

ABANDONED project – low loading trailer with crane, running gear, 12' bed x 7'6" wide, for sale as it stands. £590. J Burgess Tel 01502 561657/01502 712377 (Suffolk)

REEKIE large livestock trailer, 19'x6', central partition gate, checkerplate floor, single axle, 4 jack legs so body can be removed to use the trailer as a low loader, new trailer forces sale. £1,700+VAT. M Lake Tel 07767 265716 (Herts) AS 8t twin axle trailer, ideal for rubble or muck cart, tyres 50%, tidy trailer, auto tailgate. £1,750 ono. T Bays Tel 07771 517488 (Cambs)

BULK trailer, 16t, new hydraulic tail board, air brakes. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)

IFOR Williams P8 sheep trailer, 8' x 3', fully refurbished, wiring, lights, brakes, bodywork, 3 new tyres, barn stored, used very little. £1,200 ono. D Green Tel 07860 515463 (Cambs)

2017 Ifor Williams LM208, 20’ x 8’, 3.5t tri-axle, one owner, history, light use, original. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Beds)

CAR trailer 6 x 3, farm made, steel floor & wood sides. £160. A Ford Tel 07708 154580 (Norfolk) AS Ace 8t trailer, good condition, grain chute, stored undercover & only used for grain & bales, more photos on request. £3,750+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

IFOR Williams TA5G 12’ livestock trailer with wooden decks & dividing gates for decks. £1,500+VAT. W de Feyter Tel 07769 686703 (Norfolk)

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Manitou 73 115 LSU Premium new MF 7718s 4x4 Dyna 6 1300hrs with warranty MF 7718 4x4 Dyna 6 Efficient 50K front linkage 1600hrs MF 7620 4x4 Dyna 6 AB 50K FS CS 8000hrs MF 8480 4x4 Dyna VT 5100hrs FL MF 8480 4x4 FS CS Dyna VT 50K 5800hrs MF 6499 4x4 Dyna 6 FS CS 50K 7700hrs MF 6499 4x4 Dyna 6 FS CS FL 7400hrs mint MF 6495 4x4 FS CS FL 6900hrs Dyna 6 MF 6490 4x4 50K 7100hrs MF 6490 4x4 CS 2800hrs mint condition MF 6490 4x4 FS CS 7400hrs MF 6480 4x4 Dyna 6 FS CS FL 6500hrs mint MF 6480 4x4 Dyna 6 FS CS 50K air brakes 7000hrs MF 6270 4x4 Dynashift 5600hrs MF 5475 4x4 CS Dyna 4 5800hrs MF 698 4x4 Multipower 5000hrs Claas 610c 4x4 6500hrs JCB 541/70 teleporter 4x4 6700hrs Manitou 634/120 4x4 6000hrs Ford 7740 SL Dual Power 4x4 2600hrs Ford 7710 4x4 8300hrs Ford 5610 2x4 H Pattern gearbox Bunning spreader 12t Rowcrop wheel for MF 6480 Rowcrop wheels for Claas tractor

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2-TON trailer, hauled this season's bales, needs some TLC, made by Maryam, Stamford. K Wheeler Tel 07721 360640/01869 338221 (Oxon)

TIPPING trailer, 3t, tidy condition, good working order. £395 ono no VAT. M Banham Tel 07946 542816/01754 830581 (Lincs)

IFOR Williams trailer, 14' x 6'6", good trailer, beavertail, drop sides, good tyres & jockey wheel. £1,750. E Parsons Tel 01508 498106 (Norfolk)

CARTWRIGHT Tautliner DD step frame trailer, 2012, c/w Moffett fittings, BPW eco axles, drum brakes, tested till Nov 20, air curtain lock. £3,995+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)


BRIAN James 3500kg twin axle car trailer with ramps. £2,800+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

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16.9-34 five star dual wheels, low on tread, but hard & holding air. £150+VAT ono. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs)

Land Rover Discovery 97R, leather seats 125k miles ................. £1,750


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20.8-R42 tyres (2), been on dual wheels, no longer needed, 30% tread. T Catchpole Tel 01508 482450/07799 694270 (Norfolk) WHEEL with new 265/75/16 tyre for Land Rover Defender. £100+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

NEW type Stocks Dual wheels, 650x38, c/w 12 clamps & eye bolts, no tyres, delivered anywhere in the UK. £650+VAT. C Pugh Tel 07873 149208 (Kent) PAIR 16.9x38 Stocks duals, Kleber tyres, c/w 8 clamps. £200. A Ford Tel 07708 154580 (Norfolk)

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FLOTATION tyres & wheels fit New Holland. £300. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk)


12.4X52 & 12.4x36 tyres & wheels. £800. J Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Notts)

2013 Toyota Hilux single cab, only 65000mls, one owner, v tidy outside, inside & underneath, well cared for, new MOT & service including cam belt change & front brake pads, never towed, c/w a canopy with a lockable tool box. POA. B Robinson Tel 07740 683113 (Glos) YP10UGH registration number on retention certificate. Offers. E Harrison Tel 07714 788203 (Merseyside)

DIJKSTRA sizer/grader, used for sizing onions, 25 screens from 25mm to 80mm, with feed elevator & various waste conveyers & platforms. £2,950+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)


FOUR alloy wheels, Alutec 10 spoke graphite grey, fitted with General Grabber winter tyres 225/65R17 to fit Honda CRV, as new, excellent condition. £550. A Towns Tel 07751 917839 (Lincs)


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FOUR super single tyres & 8 stud wheels, 75% tread, 385/65-R22.5. £75+VAT each ono. BR & JE Arnold Tel 07801 233257/01223 830990 (Cambs) PAIR of Trelleborg Twin 421 600/60x30.5 on rims 20.00x30.5 6 stud 50%. £650+VAT. H Vale Tel 07968 264768 (Beds)

FOUR JCB 5 stud rims & tyres, XL Grip (special service for mining & logging), 20 ply rating, 12.00-24. £2,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

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TRELLEBORG 600/55-30.5 & 850/50-38 tyres with rims to suit John Deere, good tread. £3,500. L Baker (Tramspread Contracting) Tel 07823 402815 (Suffolk)

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PAIR Trelleborg Twin 414/600/55/38 8ply low ground pressure wheels & tyres 50%, fits Sands, Case & David Brown tractors. £325+VAT. RL & LH Baker Tel 07879 885505/01406 330782 (Lincs)



Land Rover Discovery TD5 2000 W ..................... £1,750

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Formerly BAILEY 16t twin axle grain trailer, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute, air & hydraulic brakes, rear drawbar with electrics & hydraulic brakes, ladder, rollover sheet, 560/60R22.5 tyres (2 new), mudguards & flaps, high lights & beacon. £15,250+VAT. R Allibone Tel 07855 302833/07970 199974 (Northants)




PAIR of brand new BKT 6.70-15 ribbed tyres, will fit Vaderstad, but rounded shoulders. £70. R Dean Tel 07999 038590 (Cambs)


TRUCKMAN top for VW Caddy Mk1. £75 ono. J Harris Tel 07831 112487 (Beds) STANHAY vegetable washer. £1,500. I Rook Tel 07771 575171/01462 812204 (Beds)


TYRES for skid steer, 10x16.5 Industrial, (4) on Bobcat rims, very rusty, 50% left on tyres. £100 the lot. F Danecker Tel 01494 758539/07885 491340 (Bucks)

GOODYEAR Terra tyres, fronts 38x20.00-16 6 stud, rears 66x43.00 8 stud, to suit Ford 6600. £500+VAT. N Parrish Tel 07815 941286 (Beds)

MERCEDES E320 CDI Elegance estate, 2005, auto, metallic green, 125,000 miles, full service history, owned for 10 years, genuine car, no longer needed due to new motorhome. £3,000. R Brown Tel 07764 477766 (Carmarthenshire)

FORD Transit Connect, 2003 53 plate, good runner but requires clutch, 4 good tyres, 174k miles, plenty of life left, has small scrape on rear passenger side & other age related marks, very handy size van with rack. £450 ono no VAT. T Waller Tel 07500 060463 (Essex)

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2014, 3950 Hrs, Speed: 50Km/h 36m Booms

2006, 11880 Hrs, 320 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 30

2013, 3695 Hrs, 380 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 50

2015, 7980 Hrs, 380 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 50

2015, 5994 Hrs, 439 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 90

2015, 2748 Hrs, 420 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 30




















1500 1000 HOURS

2018, 2031 Hrs, 170 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (70%) 520/70R38 (70%)

2016, 3720 Hrs, 200 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (100%) 650/65R42 (100%)

2016, 4200 Hrs, 250 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (70%) 650/65R42 (70%)

2012, 6900 Hrs, 270 HP Tyres: 540/65R34 (40%) 650/85R38 (100%)

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2017, 623 Hrs, 650 HP Tyres: 710/70R38 (95%) 600/65R28 (95%)

2016, 4131 Hrs, 280 HP Tyres: 600/70R30 (90%) 710/70R42 (100%)


1500 HOURS

MF 1529

MF 5711 SL & MF 956

MF 7626

MF 7715

MF 7718

MF 7720

29 HP, Tyres: 26 X 12.0012 Turf 13.6-16 Turf *Can be supplied on ag tyres*

2017, 2986 Hrs, 120 HP Tyres: 340/85R24 (50%) 420/85R34 (80%)

2014, 2790 Hrs, 260 HP Tyres: 600/60R30 (70%) 710/60R42 (70%)

2018, 1046 Hrs, 160 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (95%) 580/70R38 (95%)

2017, 1764 Hrs, 185 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (70%) 650/65R38 (70%)

2016, 5300 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (95%) 650/65R42 (95%)









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2018, 250 Hrs, 145 HP Tyres: 440/65R24 (95%) 540/65R34 (95%)

2016, 1602 Hrs, 100 HP Tyres: 340/85R24 (70%) 420/85R34 (70%)

2018, 239 Hrs, 165 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (95%) 580/70R38 (95%)

2017, 1100 Hrs, 180 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (75%) 650/65R38 (80%)

2017, 1528 Hrs, 185 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (85%) 650/65R38 (90%)

2018, 2350 Hrs, 240 HP Tyres: 600/60R30 (70%) 710/60R42 (80%)








MANITOU 735-120



Year: 2007 Tyres: 460/70R24 40% 5000 Hrs

Year: 2015 Powershift Transmission 3950 Hrs



Year: 2016 Tyres: 460/70R24 100% 2704 Hrs

Year: 2011 MICHELIN Tyres 10%

Year: 2009 MA5 Premium Spec 460/70R24 30%

Year: 2014 Premium 140+, 142HP 500/70R24












2017 (17) 2.2 TDCi Manual Double Cab 50,344 Miles

2017 (17) 2.4 LX Auto Double Cab 19,000 Miles

2017 (17) 2.4 Titan Manual Double Cab 54,626 Miles

2017 (17) 2.3 Acenta+ Manual Double Cab 9,526 Miles



£16,990.00 (NO VAT)



2015 (15) 2.5 Yukon Manual Double Cab 47,800 Miles


2019 (19) 2.1 Rebel Manual Double Cab 3,058 Miles


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COMBINES: JOHN DEERE: T670i, W540, 9580 WTS, 2066, 2264, 2258, 2058, 1188, 1177, 1166, 1085, 1075, 1065, 985, 975, 965, 955, 952, 950, 630, 530, 8820.CLAAS: Lexion 600, 580T, 570T, 480, 460, 440, 430, 218, 118, 116, 115, 114CS, 108, 106, 105, 98, 96, 85, 76, 70 NEW HOLLAND: CR9080, CR980, TX66, TX68, TX36, TX34, TX32, TF78, TF46, TF44, TF42, 8080, 8050, 8040, 1500’s, 133 MASSEY FERGUSON: 7278, 40RS 38, 34, 31, 29, 27, 865, 760, 750, 665, 504.DEUTZ FAHR: 6090, 4090, 4080,4075, M3630, M3610, M2780, M2680, M1002.LAVERDA: 152, M120.CASE: 1660 JOHN DEERE TRACTORS 8520, 8400, 8200T, 7800, 7530, 7430, 6930, 6900, 6800, 6430, 6110, 3650, 3130, 2140, 2040, 1640 FORKLIFTS: JCB: 531-70, 530-70, 525-58, 520-4, 414, 926.CLAAS: Targo C50, K50 Ranger.MATBRO: Telestar, Teleshift, 280, 270, 250 MANITOU: 2600, MLT 633.MERLO: 40.7, 30.6 Multifarmer, 28.7, 26.6. JOHN DEERE: 3800, 3420, 3415, 3200, MASSEY FERGUSON: 8295.TEREX: 250 BALERS: NEW HOLLAND: 1210, 1010S, D1000, BB940, 841, 835, 7070, 750, 740, 654, 650, 644, 640.JOHN DEERE: 680, 644, 592, 590, 582, 578, 575, 550, 342, CASE: RBX435.CLAAS: Quadrant 2200,1200, Rollant 255, 280, 180, 46, 44, Vari, Hesston 4900, 4800, 4750. VICON: LB12000, LB8200, MP800, RV1602 WELGER: D6000, D4000, 520, 435.VICON: LB12000, LB8200, MP800, 1601, RV1602, MASSEY FERGUSON: No.5, 2190, 2170, 2160, 190, 187, 185.SUPERTINO: 60-120 MOWERS: KUHN: Alterna 500. JOHN DEERE: 328, 228, 131, 1360. POTTINGER: Novacat, Eurocat. KRONE: AM20, 32P, AMT 4000CV, Easycut 32CV LELY: Optima 240C. MAJOR: Toppers. FORAGER HARVESTERS: CLAAS: 930, 695, 690, 75



Case 1680 Axial Flow – 1990, 20ft Header, Trolley, Chopper, A/C, 3691 Hours, Good Working Order

Valtra T234 Versu – 2015, Front link & PTO, 50K Powershift, Suspension, 7 x SCV, 3000 Hrs, V. Good Con

John Deere 2254 - 1998, 20ft Header, Chopper, A/C, 24.5-32 Tyres, 3498 Eng, 3049 Drum, Very Good Con

Opico GT 500 Series 12 Ton Grain Drier – PTO Driven, Gas Fired, Reconditioned in 2012, 6Ton/Hour

John Deere 1174 Series II Hydro 4 – 1995, N Reg, 814 Header, Trolley, 3008 Eng Hours - £POA

New Holland T4030V – 2009, 3 x SCV, Air Seat, Assistor Ram, 4WD, 5826 Hours



Holtractors Ltd John Deere 6125R 2015, 50k air brakes, 3780hrs, 95% tyres with JD340 loader

New Holland NH T5.105 2019, 4WD, 63hrs, MX U406 loader c/w Euro h/stock, tyres 99% 480/70xR34, 380/60xR24, as new condition, NH warranty up to Dec 2021

John Deere 6130R 2019 69 reg, 196hrs

Caterpiller TH 33.7 2013, immaculate condition

Ford TW20 original, excellent cab cladding

Marshall QM 1600 Trailer 560 lgp grain root trailer



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New Holland T8030 2010, only 2628hrs 40k, powershift, front axle suspension, air brakes, front linkage, 4 elec SCVs, twin beacons, PUH, 650/85r38 & 540/65r34, 1 owner from new POA

Case Puma 215 MC 2014, 3701 hrs, 50kph, multi controller, power shift, front & cab suspension, air brakes, front linkage & PTO, 4 elec SCVs, Mich xeobib vf 710/60r42 & 600/60r30, 4 speed PTO £47,750

Quantum 90F 40k 16 x 16 power shuttle, PTO 540/540e, 3 x man SCVs + 2 mid mount, 64l hyd pump, hyd trailer brakes, cloth seat with air susp, air con. Front linkage, 14.9r28 & 280/70r20 POA

JD 6145R 2016, 1156 hrs, 50k auto quad, tls & cab susp, air brakes, prem edition, 4100 display, isobus, pump 114l/min, 3 x e-scvs, 540/540e/1000 PTO, Mich 480/70r28 & 520/85r38 £64,750

JD 6155R 2019, 507 hrs, 50k AP com pro, 4600 display, tls & cab susp, a/brakes, AT ready, 155L/min pump, 4ESCVs, f/linkage, Mich 650/65r38 540/65r28, warranty 3000h or 08/07/2022. 0% fin avail £96,750

JD 6175R 2018, 858 hrs, 50k direct drive com arm, tls & cab susp, a/brakes, at ready + acti, 155L/min pump, 4 escv, LED, Mich 650/65r42 & 540/65r30, warranty 3000h or 24/07/2022. 0% finance available £96,750

JD 6195M 2018, 395 hrs, 40k com quad eco, tls & cab susp, AT ready, 114l/min pump, 3 SCVs, dual line hyd brakes, Mich 650/75r38 & 600/65r28 tyres. 0% finance available. (bpw not inc) £84,750

JD 6215R 2019, 827 hrs, 50k AP, com pro, AT ready, acti & sec cont, 4600 display, tls & cab susp, a/brakes, 4ESCVs, f/linkage, 540/540e/1000 PTO, 155L/min pump, Mich 650/85/r38 & 600/70r28, warranty 3000h/July’22 £115,750

JD 6250R 2019, 495 hrs, 50k AP com pro, ulti edi, 4600 display, AT ready, acti, tls & cab susp, a/brakes, f/ linkage, 160l min pump, 4ESCVs, 540e/1000/1000e PTO, Mich 650/85r38 & 600/70r30, 0% fin avail. £134,750

JCB 536-70 2017, 3136 hrs, 40k, 145hp, SRS, A/C, auto rev fan, hyd lock q-fit headstock + tines, 1 aux, boom, front & rear work lights, beacon, brand new 460/70r24 tyres £51,750

JCB 541-70 2017, 2719 Hrs, 40k, 145HP, A/C, SRS, PUH, hyd lock pin & cone headstock + tines, brand new 460/70r24, JCB warranty to 5000 hrs/Oct 2022 £56,750

JCB 531-70 2017, 2762 hrs, 40kph, 145hp, air con, puh, hydraulic locking q-fit headstock cw tines, srs, 1 fr auxilliary, brand new 460/70r24 tyres, JCB premier cover to 17/07/2020 or 3000hrs £51,750

Dalbo 6.3m rolls horizontal folding, 60cm dia rings with breakers 11.5/80 x 15.3 tyres £5,750

JD 5430i Sprayer 2013, 4638 hrs, 32-18m booms, JD 2600 display + AT acti & sf 3000 receiver, single line 5 nozzle bodies, boom track, pass seat, 380/90r46, 2013 reg & 1st used, 2012 built £64,750

Vaderstad Rapid A800 2007, c/w front discs, hyd fan drive, cleated rear tyres, rear following harrow, triple type track eradicators £21,750

Kverneland 2500B Iplough 2017, 85cm point to point, 6 furrow, rear disc, hydraulic rear wheel, mechanical transport, tellus go control box, furrow control £19,750

Bomford B458 Hedge cutter 1.2mt cutting head, rear roller on the head, boot flails, cable control POA

John Deere Gator XUV 855D 2015, 3769 hrs, olive & John Deere ITC SF3000 and SF6000 receivers and black, power steering, bench seat, bumpers and side 2600 screens. Contact for more details POA guards, front and rear window £8,500

Kverneland SILOKING 14 Feeder Wagon 2014, compact vertical feeder, c/w cross conveyor Special Price £9,500

Strimech 2.7cu/m bucket Q-fit brackets £850

John Deere Gator XUV 865M 2018, 1883 hrs, olive & black, black alloys, bench seat, full cab inc front & rear windows & doors, heater, mirrors, deluxe cargo box, rear receiver, hitch, led driving lights, beacon light, brush guard, cab door panels POA

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Case Luxxum 110 & loader 32/32 powershift, 40K, cab suspension, 3 man SCVs, LEDs, c/w MX U308 loader, soft ride, euro headstock, joystick control, 540/65R38 & 440/65R28 £43,950

Strimech Muck Fork and Grab 5ft 6in mini power grab, trima loader brackets £1,250

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STONE grinding wheel, 14" diameter. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire) STONE grinding wheel, 2' diameter x 4" wide. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

DAVID Brown 990 f/w loader & roll bar. £2,375. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) LATE Victorian/early Edwardian stable stall, dismantled, out of a country house. £1,000. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)

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VEHICLES (cont) 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)

PEUGEOT 407 SW estate diesel, full 12 months MOT, full Peugeot service history with main Peugeot dealer, price £1,250 ono. I Clark Tel 07718 918400 anytime (Beds)

FOSTER D2 digger, linkage attachment, 3 buckets - ditching, digging & trenching. £150+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks) INTERNATIONAL 574 with cab, new engine, c/w pick up hitch & V5. No VAT. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs)

FERGUSON 3 row ridger, good points, has badge, would look the part behind a TE20 or 35. £120. T Waller Tel 07500 060463 (Norfolk)

MERCEDES 18t dropside with rear mounted crane, just MOT'd, special registration OIL 7537, nice vehicle, a must for round farm. G Harfield Tel 07798 941697/01474 814165 (Kent)

VINTAGE & CLASSIC FORDSON POWER MAJOR brand new rear & front tyres, a tidy & sound tractor. £2,800+VAT. Andrew Hunt 07702 734715 (N Yorkshire) DAVID Brown Case 1290, 2wd, A reg, power loader, bucket & bale spike. £3,250. R Walpole Tel 07885 455785 (Northants)

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) THREE horse drawn mowers, one Bamlett, one Bamford & one Deering, ideal for renovation or spares. £150 each or £400 for all 3. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)

VINTAGE Fordson E27N with rare Lainchbury Winch, V5 & starter, 1947, very clean & tidy tractor that starts & runs well, only 2 previous owners from new, new tyres, original starter motor & battery. Can deliver Wainfleet, Lincs area. £3,495. M Middleton Tel 07803 604980/07803 604937 (Lincs)

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2018,Hours: 957 Command Quad 40Kph Transmission, 3 SCV, 114L hydraulic pump, 420/85 R38, 320/85 R28, Air conditioning, Passenger seat, Dual flashing beacon, 603R Front end loader with soft ride, Belt line working lights, 603R Loader



CASE PUMA 155 2011. 5835hrs. 50k. Powershift. Front brakes. Air brakes. 4 electric spools. 420/85R28@40% 520/85R38@40%


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2018,1595 hrs, 5000L Capacity, Power Spray, SF 3000 receiver, 2630 Screen with activation, JD Terrain Pro, Halogen field lighting kit, Full work shop inspection and works completed, 36M Booms, 380/90R46 1.87-2.57, Kamlock 3” fitting 31010169


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IFOR WILLIAMS LM105 Load Length: 10ft, Load Width: 5.5ft, Total Length: 14.25ft, Gross Weight: 2700kg, Unladen Weight: 575kg Twin Axle, New Load Floor, New Jockey Wheel, Ladder Rack 7 Pin Electrics

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JOHN DEERE 5820 2008. 8800hrs. PowerQuad. 40k. 2 spools. 2+1 function MX loader. Pickup hitch.

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Non-executive director joins Origin International agri-services group, Origin Enterprises plc, has appointed Helen Kirkpatrick to the board as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Helen has served as a board member in public, private and not-for-profit companies, operating nationally and internationally, over the past 20 years. With a background in corporate finance and business advisory services, Helen has held a number of senior positions in global professional services firms. She is a fellow of the Institute

of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has been awarded an MBE for services to the community in Northern Ireland. Origin chairman Rose Hynes, said: “As part of our ongoing evaluation of board composition and to ensure Origin continues to maintain an appropriate range and balance of skills, diversity and experience at Board level, we undertook a comprehensive recruitment process for this appointment. I am delighted to welcome Helen to the Board and we look forward to her contribution through the next phase of the group’s growth and development.”

Former FSA chief advisor joins Red Tractor Professor Guy Poppy has been appointed to the Assured Food Standards (AFS) Board, as Red Tractor’s new scientific advisor for agricultural and food science.

 An expert in food systems and security, Prof Poppy continues to conduct prominent research and advises governments globally on these issues. His role will be to provide strategic insight and direction for the scheme regarding agricultural and food science.

 Red Tractor chair, Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, said: “This is a critically important time for Red Tractor to demonstrate strong leadership in protecting the integrity of the food chain and

British agricultural standards.”

 Prof Poppy added: “I am really looking forward to joining the board of Red Tractor. Maintaining high standards in food has never been more important and I am looking forward to building a better food system. I am confident that certified standards through the Red Tractor scheme will play a major role.”
 Currently a senior professor at the University of Southampton, Prof Poppy’s previous roles include chief scientific adviser at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and principal scientific officer at Rothamsted Research.

 His appointment from November comes as David Clarke CBE, steps down from Red Tractor duties next month.


Gordon Law celebrates 50 years at Ernest Doe

Stock controller Gordon Law has become one of a handful of Ernest Doe & Sons employees to remain with the company for 50 years, a milestone that the company celebrated in style. Gordon’s career began when he was 16. When his father sadly passed away, Ford managing director William Batty, who had employed Mr Law Senior, helped Gordon get his first job in 1970 as a parts apprentice at Doe’s Fyfield Branch. Gordon became a senior partsman, before moving to the Braintree branch as parts manager. When the business of Colchester Tractors was purchased by Ernest Doe, the company needed a knowledgeable person who knew the Doe systems to be parts manager, so Gordon took

the position. Gordon says this was the highlight of his career and he had “a cracking good team”. It is no coincidence that Gordon’s tenure at Colchester was the only time any branch parts department has beaten the Ulting parts department sales figures. He made his final move in 1996, becoming parts stock controller at the purchase office. Marking the occasion, Gordon was presented with a cake commissioned by his fellow purchase office team members, topped off with a sugar craft version of his favourite tractor. He also received a limited-edition Triple-D print and a garden bench. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, Gordon managed a Covid-compliant full week of celebrations at work, seeing friends and colleagues from across the business in small, socially distanced numbers.

Movers and shakers Do you know of someone who is on the move in the agricultural industry? Whether they are starting a completely new role, a promotion within a business or perhaps a retirement after many years of dedicated service, let us know and we will do our best to include it on our popular ‘About People’ pages. Send in no more than 150 words and a (head and shoulders) picture of the person in question to (email) rachel.hicks@farmersguide.co.uk.

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FIELD SALES MANAGER at Reading Due to impending retirement, OLIVERS are recruiting for a Field Sales Manager. A forward thinking business with a structured approach to performance, development and training, OLIVERS can help you maximise your potential and your career. Reading is an established sales area with a good existing customer base, which also contains potential for further growth with the right individual. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, have a good understanding of modern farming and contracting practices, be self-motivated and present a professional image to the customer. You will be demonstrating and selling a range of premium brand agricultural machinery from CLAAS and a number of other key franchises. A sound product knowledge is required, although ongoing industry leading training at the CLAAS Academy together with a personal development plan will be put in place.

If you have agricultural experience, genuine enthusiasm for the products, basic IT skills and a willingness to learn we would love to hear from you. We can offer the best candidates an excellent remuneration package including a competitive experience based salary, company vehicle, iPhone, laptop, iPad and good annual holiday entitlement. In the first instance please Email your CV and short covering note outlining why you feel you have the suitable attributes for this important position to: david.jarman@oliveragriculture.co.uk or call David Jarman on 01582 727111. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence.

Deadline for completed applications is November 13, 2020. www.oliveragriculture.co.uk


SERVICE / PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER A position is available in the McHale Service Department for a Service/ Product Support Engineer. This position will be based at our Ballinrobe plant. Experience within the agricultural or construction sector is essential, ideally in the operation and maintenance of equipment with Technical and practical knowledge of Hydraulics and Electrics. Knowledge in the Baling/ Wrapping sector is beneficial, but not compulsory as training for the position will be supplied.

Join the team at Garford, the world leader in automated, field scale, mechanical weeding equipment. We are looking to recruit a

Territory Sales Manager

to cover UK and Ireland and act as Technical Sales contact for some overseas territories. Based at our Market Deeping factory, the successful applicant will… 1.

The candidate will be:

Work proactively to promote Garford products within the territory through dealers and end users.


• Involved in working with our after sales team and Importer/ Dealer network.

Support our established distribution network and seek to extend the network.


Have a sound understanding of the retail sales process and proven success in farm equipment sales.


Have good communication skills and be computer literate.

• Needs to be highly self-motivated with good enthusiasm for agricultural machinery. • Working as part of a team to provide efficient and effective support. An excellent remuneration package is available for the right candidate.

The job will involve travel to all areas of the UK and Ireland, supporting the sales network at exhibitions, field demo days, open days and direct to individual end users. A full UK driving licence is essential.

* Interested candidates, please submit CV to jobs@mchale.net *

The technical sales contact role for overseas territories is a UK based role but may require travel to the territory on occasion.

Please quote “Product Support Engineer” in the subject line of your email.

Company vehicle and all necessary equipment provided.

McHale Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland. T: +353 (0) 94 95 20300 E: sales@mchale.net www.mchale.net

Please provide CV to philip@garford.com or call 01778 342642.

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New appointments at Opico Opico has made three new appointments, welcoming machine demonstrator Tom Brookes (above) and territory managers Harvey Sherwin and Charlie Wilson. Tom, who comes from an arable farming background, will primarily work with Sky drills, HE-VA cultivation equipment and Opico inter-row cultivators. He will also take responsibility for co-ordinating shows for Opico, HE-VA, Sky, Strautmann, and Maschio Gaspardo brands. Over the past six years, Tom has worked on a number of large arable farms, most recently as an assistant farms manager in Lincolnshire, where he was also responsible for the agronomy of 520 acres. Prior to this, he spent two years travelling and farming in Western Australia. Tom will be based from home near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, and his contact details are: tom.brookes@opico.co.uk; 07508 875189.

Harvey Sherwin will cover East Anglia and south east England in his new role as territory manager, taking responsibility for the Opico, Sky, HE-VA and Strautmann brands, and strengthening the sales team as the product range continues to grow. He will be based from home in Bourne, Lincolnshire and his contact details are: harvey.sherwin@opico. co.uk; 07903 192386. Finally, Charlie Wilson will cover western, central and northern Scotland, adding further strength to the sales team, reflecting the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products. He will take responsibility for all the Opico, Sky, HE-VA, Strautmann and Maschio Gaspardo brands in the area, and will also be based from his home in Cupar, Fife. His contact details are: charlie.wilson@opico. co.uk; 07860 729659.

James See celebrates 25 years at Knight James See, who works in after sales and service for Knight Farm Machinery, is celebrating 25 years with the company. He joined Knight as a teenager, straight from a three-year course in agricultural engineering at Caythorpe College. He spent the first five years of his career building sprayers in the company’s factory in Leicestershire. In 2000, he transferred to the aftersales and service team, providing support and service to sprayer owners all over the UK and Ireland. Out of spraying season, the key work is servicing machines and completing MOT tests; whereas in season, general servicing and fixing breakdowns occupies much of his time. “It’s something different every day – different customers; different places and different challenges. There are few things more satisfying than coming across a really tricky problem and solving it so the farmer can get back to work.” James also provides training and set-up services for customers of both new and second-hand machines. Clare Slane, who manages aftersales and service for Knight, said:

“James is a popular and respected member of that team, and helps ensure that we maintain an excellent reputation for the speed and efficiency of our service.” Knight says it is continuing to benefit from an outstanding export trade. It has made over 50 sales to Japan in the past decade, for high specification vehicles with a fully equipped Claas cab and rear mounted engine, to which the Japanese spray manufacturer Kuroda adds a centrally located spray tank and front-mounted boom. The sprayers are used on a wide range of crops including field vegetables. Knight has also sent its seventh self-propelled sprayer to a major kibbutz operator in Israel, fitted with an air sleeve boom. It is expanding its presence in New Zealand, with the latest order being for a 2000 series selfpropelled model, for a farmer who is moving up from his previous 1800 series machine. The company also delivered two 1800 series self-propelled chassis and spray tanks to a new distributor in Belgium, to which the importer will add their own spray pack. A 2000 series machine is due to be delivered to the country later this year.

Honourary BEVA membership for Celia Marr

WE ARE RECRUITING Pan Anglia are the UK’s leading farm parts specialists and due to our continued expansion we are looking for Sales Management and Account Management positions working from home in the detailed locations:

Northern Regional Sales Manager Eastern Regional Sales Manager Area Account Manager:

Warwickshire, Oxfordshire & Worcestershire

Area Account Manager:

West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire We are looking for well-motivated individuals who can work well in a team and ideally have an understanding of Agriculture. For the Regional Sales Management positions we are ideally looking for individuals with sales management experience or aspirations to make the move into management. In return we are offering a generous basic salary and realistic commission earning potential. 72894

Please contact Paul Bray – paulbray@pananglia.com

Internal medicine specialist Celia Marr, of Rossdale Veterinary Surgeons, has been awarded honorary membership of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the equine veterinary profession, including her role as editor-in-chief of Equine Veterinary Journal. Professor Marr (pictured right) is an internationally-renowned medic, academic and editor. She completed her veterinary degree, Masters and PhD at the Glasgow University Veterinary School and went on to hold a Fulbright Scholarship, studying equine cardiology and internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Celia joined the team at Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre in 2003. She has published over 90 peer reviewed papers, has written book

chapters and edited the leading equine cardiology text. BEVA president Lucy Grieve (pictured left), said: “Celia’s contribution to the advancement of equine medicine in the UK is unsurpassed. Following in the footsteps of Dr Peter Rossdale as editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal, she has maintained the international reputation of BEVA’s flagship publication as the foremost veterinary publication focused solely on equines.”

Photo credit: Rossdales

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New CEO for IAgrE a local Massey Ferguson dealership. Charlie has amassed a great deal of experience in managing change, whether focused on product line strategy or departmental performance transformation.  He comments: “I believe IAgrE has a key role to play in promoting the industry, ensuring visibility of the range of roles’ and showcasing how exciting and fulfilling it is to work in them. My experience in senior positions in a highly competitive global business, coupled with first-hand knowledge of technician-based route into engineering has given me a wellrounded knowledge of our industry.” 

New hydraulics manager for Agri-Hire Mervyn Scase, formally of Eastern Hose Ipswich, has joined Agri-Hire as hydraulics manager to strengthen and expand its hydraulic department, Agri-Hose. Mervyn brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience and is widely known throughout East Anglia for his expertise. Located on the outskirts of Ipswich, Agri-Hire opened its new purpose-built 1,500m2 facility, which includes a large retail shop, in 2019, and recently took on new staff to help strengthen its transmission and parts department. Agri-Hire says it insists on using the best components for all

products. With the expansion of Agri-Hose, it is now able to offer the best in hydraulics and hose solutions to other manufacturers and end users alike, who value quality products supplied by professional and knowledgeable staff, backed up with large stock levels. Working alongside the existing spare parts department, Mervyn and the team can supply customers while they wait; with hydraulic hoses, connections, fittings, filters, lubricants, hydraulic cylinders and much more – they can also post items nationwide using next day couriers. To speak to Mervyn about your hydraulic requirements, call 01473 744088 (press option 4).

“Exciting new phase” for RAGT Seeds RAGT Seeds has appointed Lee Bennett as managing director, effective from 1st April, 2021. Mr Bennett has extensive experience in the UK seed industry, having held roles with Openfield Agriculture Limited, CPB Twyford and Dalgety. Most recently he has been head of seeds at Openfield, a position he has held since May 2010. Current RAGT Seeds managing director, Simon Howell, said: “We are delighted to have been able to attract someone of Lee’s calibre and experience to lead the UK business.

“RAGT Seeds has an excellent multi-species portfolio and, with the addition of Lee’s support and leadership within the existing team, we anticipate a bright future for the business and for our key partners. “With the appointment of Lee, the board is confident that we have the balance of skills, experience and leadership qualities necessary to identify additional growth opportunities along with advancing the traditional opportunities within the company. “We look forward to Lee’s contribution to the company’s development in what will be an exciting new phase for RAGT Seeds,” Mr Howell continued.

Buy & Sell Online Chris Banbury announces retirement Proprietor and founder of Wessex Media & Communications, Chris Banbury, is closing the doors and shutting down his computer after working in agriculture for over 50 years. Farmer’s son Chris went to Seale Hayne Agricultural College and joined Bamfords Ltd of Uttoxeter in 1965 as a factory apprentice, before being made UK sales manager. His working career took him to Renault tractors, JCB excavators and Watveare (Deutz-Fahr), before forming Wessex Media after a short spell working with the Trowbridge advertising agency. His agricultural client list has included names such as

Tramspread, Agrifac, Landini, Agripumps, Agrispares, and Hydrokit (France), among many more. Chris says he will miss the regular contact with the press and clients, many of whom have become great friends, but he will keep a careful watch on their progress. More time at home in Somerset will allow Chris to spend time with his wife, family, and grandchildren. He looks forward to many hours in the garden, relaxing and enjoying his classic car, and he will continue to volunteer at South Petherton Hospital, where he recovered from a stroke five years ago. He is also continuing some part-time marketing work for local businesses. Chris can be contacted by email: chris@wessexmedia.co.uk or mobile: 07778 470458.

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Charlie Nicklin has joined the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as CEO, after 24 years with JCB in design and manufacture. A chartered engineer, Charlie has held various senior leadership roles at JCB, including chief engineer for backhoe loaders and the Fastrac tractor range and engineering lead for Loadall products. Having grown up on a farm, he studied Agricultural Engineering at both Reaseheath College and Harper Adams University and gained early experience working for

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Do you have a TRACTOR or TELEPORTER? Can you help with SNOW CLEARANCE? Local sites to you - FAST PAYMENT


WHEEL motor for Sands 2000, circa 1995, must be in good working order with no oil leaks. A Catchpole Tel 01508 482450/07799 694270 (Norfolk)

WANTED â?š Combines â?š Sugar Beet Harvesters â?š Tractors â?š Trailers â?š Cars â?š Vans â?š Lorries â?š Trucks Top Cash Paid+VAT

David Smith 01353 861694 07968 661115

BLACKSMITH’S anvil. E Harrison Tel 07714 788203 (Merseyside) THREE-LEG subsoiler. K Hodgson Tel 07721 562849/01507 568329 (Lincs) ZETOR muck spreader, in working order. R Mann Tel 07748 652666 (Warks)

OATS required; also wheat or oat straw. Please call with details. M Chapman Tel 01673 843663/07971 940087 (Lincs) 3-METRE Sumo Rippa or Agriweld drag. J Claydon Tel 07747 775170 (Norfolk) COMPLETE cab for 1976 International Harvester 574 with air top, all glass & ďŹ ttings, complete bonnet, front rubber metal mountings & complete front grille with lights, must be in good order. M Harvey Tel 01728 723387 (Suffolk)



Caring for our Environment


Tel: Dereham (01362) 692104/637332

other makes also considered Email info@jamesmurrell.co.uk or call James on 01493 750999


SIX calves, prefer something off the bucket or off the mother, anything from 6mths old, prefer TB1 from one home, prefer no Holstien please, anything else considered, no cattle dealers. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs) ALL types of farmyard manure cleared, within 20 miles of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. T Haste Tel 07872 916363 (Suffolk) DITCHING bucket, approx 5’, to ďŹ t JCB 3CX. R Fenwick Tel 07814 598309/01525 873768 (Beds) LINKAGE mounted disc harrows for tractor. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk) JCB 524-50 telehandler or similar, in good condition & low hours. M Lancaster Tel 07768 931763 (Essex) TOILET block, 12’x9’, in good clean working order, Cambs/Suffolk. P Tarry Tel 01638 507459 (Suffolk)





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HOWARD power harrow for spares. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk) KVERNELAND Accord Mini Air for drilling onions. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) STANDEN Statesman 45mm Superdrive main web, whole machine considered. C Harrison Tel 07866 756558 (Norfolk)

Norfolk contractor requires

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PARTS to suit Series 2 Ford 4610 2wd – front weight carrier, rear Cat 2 link arms & top link, double acting spool valve kit & fan belt pulley/oil cooler, bonnet side covers. M Crosby Tel 07876 196476 (Essex)

FERGUSON TE 20 banana loader muck forks complete, as per photo, please phone John. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260/01985 840039 (Wilts)

FORD 10 or 40 Series centre wafer weight, c/w towing jaw. B King Tel 07712 334848 (Essex)


01277 822001

Tel: 07785 937779 or 01953 454462



All types of scrap combines, sugar beet harvesters, tractors & machinery



HAS anyone got one of these hidden away in the back of a shed? Hortsman of Bath cult harrow, made for Ferguson, Dexter & Fordson Major tractors in the 50s. Please get in touch if you are interested in selling to a good home. Thank you. P Drinkwater Tel 07813 213014 (Glos)





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ROUGH SHOOTING permission required within 1 hour’s drive from Bristol. Will pay fee if required. 07553 512616.

TELESCOPIC elevator with a 900mm belt. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) MUCK forks &/or bucket to ďŹ t Tanco Landmec 890TSL loader. H Haynes Tel 01793 762437/07711 188241 (Wilts) CRITTALL window frame, 110cm wide x 81cm long, or as near as possible. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk) SMALL commercial like Morris 1000 van or pickup, Marianna, Bedford or Ford, retired farmer looking for a hobby. M Higgs Tel 01686 670534 (Powys) IBC, Lincs area preferred. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs)

PAIR of rear 12-36 tractor wheels & tyres to suit Ford 4610, tyres needed in good usable order without perishing to rubber/splits or cracks, rims should be 8 stud ideally, but would consider from other brands/implements. M Crosby Tel 07876 196476 (Essex)

HAS anybody got one of these, an Allman Speedometer? Possibly hidden away in your workshop, that you don’t need anymore. They were produced in the 50s and 60s for Ferguson, Dexter & Massey 35 tractors. P Drinkwater Tel 07813 213014 (Glos) JOHN Deere GP Series 5 with spoked rubber wheels, approx year of manufacture 1935. M Harvey Tel 01728 723387 (Suffolk) BEET drill, simple, reliable, easy to adjust, in gwo, required for fodder beet. A Pimlott Tel 07962 974815 (Lincs) AF45 trencher, PTO driven, working order. B King Tel 07712 334848 (Essex)


07836 540559


HUSQVARNA ride on with grass collector & hydrostatic transmission required. J Wilson Tel 07967 219411 (Norfolk) LAND Rover Series I/II/III, any condition considered or any spares, retired farmer looking for a hobby. M Higgs Tel 01686 670534 (Powys) PERROT irrigation reel 500m long. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs)

FERGUSON TE 20 banana loader springs, as per photo, please phone John. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260/01985 840039 (Wilts) MCCONNEL saw head for hedge cutter, complete ideally. R Hamilton Tel 07807 299962 (E Sussex) STANDEN Vision 55mm main web. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) RED Poll stores required, any age considered, can also buy weaned calves, East Anglia only. G Barnes Tel 01508 470413/07860 601379 (Norfolk)

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Spares, Repairs & Restorations

Specialising in the restoration & supply of spare parts for Classic & Vintage Tractors LISTER Mill & Mix proportioner spares – cogs, pawls, springs, bushes – all required or complete proportioner unit. T Kindred Tel 07715 704650 (Suffolk)

Parts supplied for all makes & models Proud to be stockists of QTP (Quality Tractor Parts)

FIFTH-WHEEL dolly, any condition, but braked, ideally close to Sussex. R Hamilton Tel 07807 299962 (E Sussex) FRONT end loader to fit John Deere 2850. J Woodrow Tel 07957 613912/01502 575451 (Suffolk)

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FORDSON Major diesel, older respray, otherwise very original & complete, good order. £2,000 ono. A Norfolk Tel 07973 748297 (Essex) COOCH potato sorter (riddle), barn stored, c/w electric motor. FREE to a good home. PS a bottle of something strong would ease the parting! NJ Mott & Son Tel 07765 858425/01362 850420 (Norfolk) DAVID Brown power loader to fit 780-885. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs)

T: 07557 977591 or 01328 838864 E: norfolktractors@gmail.com @kevinrix_norfolktractors


DAVID Brown power loader to fit 990995-996. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs) IH444 tractor with loader. £1,785. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) IH955 2wd tractor with Econ HM3E H/C. D Leigh Tel 07502 661861 (Northants) CASE-IH 475 hydraulic pump, nearly new, less than 10hrs use. £150+VAT ono. J Nott Tel 07957 146325 (Norfolk) FORDSON Super Dexta, 1963, 4526hrs, 2 owners from new, all original as finished on smallholding, easy restoration, dry stored. £3,800. R Lowe Tel 01485 518574 (Norfolk) STANHAY 5 row precision drill, c/w band sprayer & granular applicator, plus a 5 row Ferguson side hoe, Mill fore end loader c/w muck fork off a MF135. Open to offers. T Sherbourne Tel 01759 380237/07889 766053 (E Yorks) FERGUSON steerage tractor hoe. £130. A Ford Tel 07708 154580 (Norfolk)

VINTAGE iron farm machinery wheel, very large, 5-7' diameter, with some sort of clutch or freewheel in the hub, due to size & weight must be collection only, to clear as retired. £145. T Sargeant Tel 01580 211376 (Kent)

Specialising within the agricultural & haulage industry by qualified OFTEC engineers with over 25 years experience


01284 386538

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GARDEN hand roller, over 100 years old, barn stored, in good condition. £150+VAT. J Hurd Tel 01985 840260 (Wilts) RANSOMES TS42 MG crawler plough, older restored example, ready for play. £350 ono. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580/01728 602115 (Suffolk)

BARN find, Revill Lincoln 3cwt platform scales, restoration project, located near junction 29 M25. Offers. P Buckenham Tel 07770 797846 (Essex)

INTERNATIONAL 454, R reg, good working order, lights, flashers, hydraulics, etc, all working order, tyres 50%. £2,350. R Booth Tel 07712 042437 (Lincs)


WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT 4 post portable workshop rotary vehicle lifts, 28.8T capacity

£4,500+VAT 01493 750999 Norwich, Norfolk

SINGLE head pedestal grinder. £120. G Butt Tel 07885 407137 (Essex)

WORKSHOP tools – pillar drill 12 speed, hand drills, power saws & much more. Call for details. T Bensley Tel 01354 695455 (Cambs)

AVERY 3cwt sack scales, c/w weights. £40+VAT. C Harwin Tel 07786 060594 (Suffolk)


AIRPRESS JJ high lift trolley jack, 8t lift, with max height of 920mm, ideal for farm machinery due to lift height, had very little use, this is a good quality, European jack (not Chinese) reason for selling – change of business. £550+VAT. N Brown Tel 07836 726983 (Berks)

DOUBLE head pedestal grinder. £180. G Butt Tel 07885 407137 (Essex) BANDSAW AEW Engineering, 3 phase, alloy & stainless steel construction. £200 ovno. B Palfreman Tel 07802 692599/01728 628229 (Suffolk)

GIBSON 10t engineering trolley jack. £175+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs) LARGE industrial pillar drill/mill. £350. G Butt Tel 07885 407137 (Essex)

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LAMBOURN cab to fit David Brown 780. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs)




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