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Farmers Guide Contents Out & about ............................................................................................................... 5 Grain & fertiliser advice ........................................................................................... 7 News in brief .............................................................................................................. 8



Integrated weed management theme to 2020 BCPC Weed Review ............10 Farm-scale trials provide encouraging disease control results .......................14 Effective weed control in potatoes ...........................................................................16 Prioritise targeting problem weeds with a post-em spray ...............................18 To what extent should regenerative agriculture be adopted on heavy ground? ...........................................................................................................21 Soil – a farmer’s greatest asset ....................................................................................25 Three new varieties pass tough 2020 test ..............................................................29 Top tips for high barley yields .....................................................................................30




Best for the job .................................................................................................................41 Test drive: Impressive performer ...............................................................................42 Cost-effective and labour saving ..............................................................................50 Versatile new models for dairy, livestock and arable sectors ..........................54

Livestock: Boost colostrum quality to protect calves from scour .......................................66 Dairy diets: Should we go soya-free? .......................................................................69 How to cut waste and boost your profits ...............................................................70 Optimising your milk yields .........................................................................................73 Q&A: Poultry housing.....................................................................................................76 Keeping bird flu at bay ..................................................................................................79

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Getting the most from the crop .................................................................................80 Trials reveal starter fertiliser benefits for maize under film ..............................82

Grain handling, drying & storage: Tackling crop cooling challenges ..............................................................................93

Sugar beet: Multiple benefits from three-way beet collaboration......................................117 Early establishment helps tackle virus yellows threat......................................119 Lincs contractor shows brand loyalty with beet harvester purchase .........124

Spring spraying: UK sprayer manufacturer celebrates 40 years.....................................................127


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Power on the land .........................................................................................................135 Versatility boosts farm efficiency .............................................................................138 Combatting compaction ............................................................................................140 High performance at a competitive price ............................................................142 Agricultural contractors ................................................................................146 Henry Brown’s vintage page ........................................................................151 Classified ..........................................................................................................152 Recruitment including About People .........................................................212

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Welcome to the February issue of

year was rather dismal, and Farmers Guide. while this year is looking Despite much of the world being locked better, the future is now less down, the UK saw a significant start to the year certain for this break crop, – with a trade deal having been reached with where neonicotinoid seed treatments in sugar beet the EU at the eleventh hour in late December may cause a 32-month and Brexit finally having taken place after four years of wranglings. delay for OSR in the rotation.

For farmers, one of the key outcomes is that the UK can continue to export produce to the EU without tariffs, which was grain standards post-Brexit met with a sigh of relief from the many in the industry who rely needs to be addressed, to on frictionless trade with the bloc of 27 European countries. prevent situations such as imported grain being used However, there has been an inevitable rise in paperwork and to make products claiming bureaucracy – causing varied levels of disruption and increased to be British. export costs of 4–8 per cent, according to AHDB estimates. Speaking at the first virtual AICC annual technical event 3 The sugar beet harvest is more than halfway last week, NFU president Minette Batters told delegates that through, although eliminating the hypocrisy on grain standards will be key to a hampered by a wet vibrant UK grains sector post-Brexit. After all, she pointed out, winter. Mud left on roads significant tonnage is imported each year and, in the case of by tractors is a common complaint this time of year, milling wheat, it can be made into bread loaves wrapped in and can lead to fines, so packaging emblazoned with a Union Jack flag. The resulting farmers need to be aware frustration among growers is real, and it can lead to question and take extra care when marks over assurance schemes such as Red Tractor. exiting fields after harvest. The livestock market is being hit too, with UK pork processors 4 NFU president Minette experiencing significant delays caused by paperwork when Batters was one of the exporting products to the EU, the National Pig Association speakers at this year's reported in January. With pork being perishable, delays are AICC annual technical event, and discussed the resulting in processors rejecting shipments and cancelling orders. importance of farming AHDB’s senior strategic insight manager, Sarah Baker, also sharing a common voice noted the new rules of origin will have huge implications for the on future policy post-Brexit. agri-food industry, stipulating that a product imported to the UK 5 With a trade deal with the from the EU must undergo more than ‘insufficient processing’ in EU agreed last minute, a sigh of relief echoed around order to be exempt from tariffs if re-exported to the EU. Of course, Brexit rules affect the free movement of people the agricultural industry. But it's not plain sailing yet, too, and last year’s harvest showed just how much of an impact and some hurdles still need a reduced number of migrant workers can have. As reported in to be negotiated. the Financial Times at the end of January, despite there being a wealth of potential British workers on furlough, few acted on 2 The ambiguity around

the ‘Pick for Britain’ campaign and even fewer of those who did, stuck it out for long. The FT went on to point out that this isn't because Britons are lazy – it’s because they’re rational, and unwilling to accept poor levels of pay and conditions, and any increases in harvest costs would need to be passed to the consumer by way of increased shelf prices. Whereas, for many migrant workers, UK farm work does pay a premium compared with the jobs at home, so it’s a win-win for farmer and worker alike, not to mention the end consumer who pays a better price. Another recent topic which has provoked a somewhat mixed reaction is the Emergency Approval of Syngenta’s Cruiser SB neonicotinoid seed treatment for sugar beet, with the authorisation being granted amid concerns around the threat to this year’s crop due to beet yellows virus. The authorisation has been granted on the proviso that the seed cannot be treated unless it meets the level of virus infection required to see economic impacts. No flowering crops can be planted following any treated sugar beet for at least 22 months, with an extended period of 32 months for OSR. Of course, this will have a significant effect on rotations, and with cereal crops being the only real option, soils will be taking a hit too – which could have a longer term impact. The Farmers Guide Christmas competition closed at the beginning of January, and we had a record number of entries. The lucky winners are being informed as I type, and pictures of some of them, along with the competition answers, will appear in our March issue. FG

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While imports have continued post-Brexit, it’s more important than ever to identify and measure the amount of goods grown in the UK The new rules and systems put in place for imports and exports are causing some headaches, cereal values are increasing globally and demand is high, while fertiliser prices are also on the up and early deliveries are being encouraged.

communication and a few easy-tounderstand flow diagrams) why it’s important to be able to feed our nation with goods grown in this country. The price of May 2021 London wheat futures rose by over £30 in the last month. This rise was largely due to the overall global rise in cereal values, which was caused by weather concerns, continued buying from China and the Russians implementing export taxes. The long and short of all this is that the world is now in its third year where total global cereals production and consumption are almost equal and stocks are starting to erode. The world needs feeding and as such we need farmers more than ever, but getting data wrong matched with political interference in trade flows and unclear data on land production and yield will dramatically impact markets. UK agriculture deserves the best data we can collate, to make the best investment and marketing decisions for the whole sector from farm to fork, but unless we all demand it and do our part to provide it and value it, then we may all regret the unintended or uneducated consequences in years to come.

Fertiliser matters The fertiliser market was fast paced last month (January), with multiple price increases from suppliers, where we saw some terms only being available for 24 hours before being withdrawn and re-issued at higher levels, comments Openfield’s fertiliser manager, Lucy Hassall (left). UK nitrogen prices increased by some £20/t within the first three weeks of January – a reaction to firming international urea, phosphate and nitrogen levels, a rise in production costs, increased demand and a tight supply also leading to a dramatic rise in imported prices. As we move closer towards the usage period, suppliers are encouraging growers to accept deliveries when offered to avoid a backlog of deliveries in the spring when product will be required. Purchasing of spring requirements is also encouraged as soon as growers are in a position to do so, with suppliers advising early orders will be prioritised over last minute ones. Prices look set to remain firm into the spring as global demand remains strong. FG

A new year, and many new vital that imports from the challenges are ahead of EU continued to take place post-1st January. If they us all, says Openfield’s hadn’t, the UK probably head of compliance, had only around 15 shipping and research, weeks of wheat in the Cecilia Pryce (right). country to last us until So far, the export and the start of the 2021 import of bulk cereals for consumption with harvest. Many of you may not have realised this, and the EU27, by claiming certainly Westminster would have ‘preferential treatment’ and had a nasty expensive headache if supplying an EORI/REX number and things had gone wrong. Those 15 a Statement on Origin, seems to weeks’ worth of supply were based work remarkably well. I say this, as on using DEFRA’s new UK wheat crop many frustrations have been had number, which was published just by traders and shippers moving before Christmas and anticipated other commodities between the demand to the end of December. EU and mainland UK, and many In a country that is an island and have had to deal with the added now an independent trader, we complication of Northern Ireland. If seem to struggle more and more farmers thought the three cropping to identify what we have planted, rule and BPS were hard to get sorted grown and consumed. If you then and time-consuming, they should try add the uncertainty around ELMS some of the new rules and computer and how that may affect the area systems that many industries are now being farmed for food and feedstuffs having to get their heads around. in the future, I feel it’s time we, as Are you using Traces NT, Chief, Spire, an industry, explained (in a concise TTS, IPAFFS? Is your product wholly obtained, substantially transformed, a plant or plant product or even a HRFNAO? The ability to get confused and do the wrong thing is amazing yet, put very simplistically, the use of clear concise communication and a few flow diagrams could probably remove the smoke and mirrors that many are trying to currently get their head around. *Prices quoted are from Openfield, predicted at 25th January 2021 From a wheat point of view, it1 was App 190x65mm.qxp_Layout 25/11/2020 12:05 Page 1

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‘World’s most comprehensive’ online soil health guide launched An online soil guide, aiming to become the world’s most comprehensive resource to help farmers improve soil health and increase the efficiency and profitability of their businesses, has been launched. The Good Soil Guide – a collaboration between Yorkshire Water, Yorkshire supply chain consultancy Future Food Solutions and expert soil scientist Neil Fuller – is a free-toaccess, online encyclopaedia, specifically designed for use in the field. The huge database contains extensive information, empirical data and advice on how to improve soil health, increase soil organic matter (SOM), diagnose and treat problems with soil and crops, and help farmers to reduce carbon emissions. It is a live guide, enabling farmers, agronomists, and other industry professionals from around the world to share their knowledge by adding to the already extensive resource. To access the Good Soil Guide, go to and create a free account.

Variety ‘watch list’ for wheat yellow rust released AHDB has issued a yellow rust watch list to help flag winter wheat varieties most likely to perform out-of-line with the disease ratings published in the AHDB Recommended Lists (RL). The watch list, which orders varieties based on yellow rust levels from the three worst RL trials (for each variety), can help identify those most likely to benefit from closer monitoring. Catherine Harries, who manages disease research at AHDB, said: “The online wheat yellow rust watch list provides a way to flag unusual levels of yellow rust seen in some varieties in some trials, compared with what the headline disease rating would otherwise suggest. This extra layer of information can provide a valuable early warning of a potential change in the UK’s race structure and help focus in-season management strategies.” AHDB plans to update the watch list, which features all recommended winter wheat varieties, annually, following the release of the latest RL. To view the watch list visit

The Omex Group is celebrating 45 years of serving a growing world population with sustainable food, energy and water. Omex develops, manufactures and supplies liquid suspension, solution and speciality plant nutrient fertilisers, a range of products for biogas plants, wastewater treatment solutions and de-icers.

The organisation started supplying UK growers with suspension fertiliser from its site at Bardney, Lincolnshire in 1976. It has now become the country’s largest manufacturer of liquid fertilisers and operates in over 85 countries, with offices globally. Omex continues to grow, providing innovative products and services to feed and power a sustainable planet.

Pictured (l-r) are Max and Olof Winkler. Olof started the company in 1976, and Max is his son and the current managing director.

Improving health, wellbeing and safety of farm staff The agricultural industry still accounts for a fifth of all worker fatalities, with a death toll that is 18 times higher than the all-industry rate. Richard Wade from north east-based agricultural safety specialist Risk & Safety Compliance Services, emphasises the need for all agricultural businesses to take care of the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff. “A good starting point is to follow the advice in

the HSE’s guidance, What a Good Farm Looks Like. Get the basics right, and ensure that the following are well managed: • Be aware of vehicle and machine safety advice (ATVs, telehandlers, forklift trucks, tractors and combines) • Prevent falls from height • Ensure that children and pedestrians are safe • Be careful near overhead power lines • Be careful near cows and

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bulls Be aware of the dangers of drowning and asphyxiation when working with slurry Identify and manage asbestos Take care when carrying and lifting things Be aware of the dangers of noise and vibration Take great care when using poisons or pesticides Provide health and safety training.”

Funding up for grabs for ‘shovel ready’ biodiversity projects The impact of Covid-19 on communities in the Midlands has led Severn Trent to release a one-off, limited-time-only, funding pot of £250,000 to support anyone wanting to improve biodiversity in the region, no matter how ambitious their ideas. Zara Frankton, Severn Trent senior biodiversity coordinator, says that individuals, groups, and businesses in the region can apply for funding, as

long as their project is over 0.5ha or 0.5km and must be completed by 31st March 2021. “We’re open to any ideas, on any scale, but the more creative the better – the sky’s the limit. Previous projects have included wetland restoration, hedgerow planting, wildflower meadow creation and habitat management for native birds and mammals,” she says. “Given the tight deadline, applicants need to make

sure any proposed work can be started right away. We’ll also consider projects that have already started but remain unfinished, perhaps because they ran into financial difficulty. We need these to be up and running by the spring to give habitat and other wildlife the best chance to thrive.” To apply for funding, please email ecologymatters@ to express your interest, as soon as possible.

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News in brief Manufacturer donates to two local farming charities Cambridgeshire-based ag-chem manufacturer De Sangosse chose to support two local charities with a farming connection in 2020. The Prospects Trust and Yana will each receive a donation of £500 in support and recognition of their sterling efforts to help better the lives of so many individuals in the region who need help. The Prospects Trust charity based at Snakehall Farm, Reach in Cambridgeshire is an 18-acre organic care farm

and garden, that specialises in providing therapeutic horticulture to individuals with learning difficulties, disabilities and health challenges. Snakehall Farm is a working farm, selling its produce around the community. The Prospects Trust, its staff and co-workers faced the most difficult year last year in its 30-year history due to the challenges of Covid-19. Despite this, it managed to stay open and continue to

operate, helping individuals to thrive and learn new skills. Yana is a charity that was set up specifically to offer mental health support for those involved in farming and rural businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire, which have been affected by stress and depression. De Sangosse’s donation will enable Yana to offer free counselling to those that need its services and will fund two full courses of counselling.

Evening with a farming favourite to support FCN

Fans of TV’s Our Yorkshire Farm will be given a unique opportunity to hear from Amanda Owen, ‘The Yorkshire Shepherdess’, and ask questions during an upcoming online charity event. The Q&A event, coordinated by farming

support charity The Farming Community Network (FCN) and the NFU, is about staying positive and tackling 2021 with an optimistic outlook. Following a similar event held on 26th January with Julian Norton, ‘The Yorkshire Vet’, this second Q&A session is being held on 16th February with Amanda Owen. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions, some of which will be answered live during the event. Funds raised from ticket sales will

go towards FCN – a national charity which supports farmers and farming families during difficult times. Alex Phillimore, marketing and communications manager for FCN, said: “With the UK in lockdown again for the foreseeable future, we wanted to do our part in keeping spirits high and bringing people together in a safe environment.” Find out more about the events and book your tickets here: FCNevents

New product to be released after four years of R&D Downs.Fr has released some tantalising preview images of a product it has been working on for the last four years. Downs Crop Vision is an electronic grader which the company says will grade unwashed potatoes at a rate of up to 100t/hour. Downs is planning to run three or four machines this 2021 season in Europe and, if all goes to plan,

it will be available to the UK market in 2022. The machine will analyse the whole surface of the potato across the full 360 degrees, and be able to remove unrequired product through one of three exits. It also promised to give the customer a very accurate record of the size and quality of their potatoes.

This is 100 per cent Downs’ own machine and, if all goes to plan, will bring a new dimension to the market, the company reckons.

Openfield reports a profit for 2020 The British farmer-owned grain marketing and arable inputs co-operative has reported profits of £0.4m for the year to 30 June 2020 (2019: Profit £0.5m), in line with expectations. Openfield not only performed well for its members but also positioned itself confidently to face into the challenging 2020 harvest. As a result, the profit was impacted by the restructure of its operations and investment in new logistics software and systems that will reduce future costs and further improve member service. Commenting on this performance, Openfield’s chairman Philip Moody said: “I’m very pleased to see Openfield continuing to deliver sustained profitability. We have proactively restructured our operations to prepare for a small crop year in 2020. We have also invested to improve our logistics capability which will further improve our member service. This means that we are able to look forward with confidence as harvest volumes for 2021 are expected to increase. Against this background we delivered excellent results in our grain marketing pools which, coupled with managed risk, continued to demonstrate the value of these marketing options.”

New shug couplings extend range New shug couplings from Tramspread have been launched to safely cope with the increased size and capacity of modern umbilical systems. The custom-made, branded, shug couplings are fabricated from anodised aluminium and enable longer drags to be completed safely. “These new shugs are designed for heavy users and will stand the test of time. They are easy to use, safe and strong, to help speed up umbilical spreading using longer hose lengths whilst preventing any potential blowouts,” explains Tramspread director Edwin Baker. “We have also manufactured these new shug couplings to be universal, which helps users to easily interchange hoses without the need for a reducer,” he says. The strength of the shug design enables the safe construction of longer drags for contractors or farmers who need to cover long distances.

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Integrated weed management theme to 2020 BCPC Weed Review Farmers, agronomists and researchers came together online for the 2020 British Crop Production Council (BCPC) Weed Review, entitled ‘The illusion of integrated weed management’. Heather Briggs reports. Integrated Pest Management is a sustainable approach to pest management – including weed and insect pests, slugs and fungal diseases – using a range of tools and techniques. These include rotations, soil cultivations, resistant varieties amongst others, the audience was told. Integrated weed management (IWM) is part of IPM, and looks at the optimal combination of chemical herbicides with cultural control options, explained weed management specialist at Rothamsted Research, Dr Jon Storkey (right). “There are positive attitudes towards what we need to do to make weed management more sustainable, and we need to understand where we are now and where we need to get to,” he said. “We all need to be travelling in the same direction towards integrated weed management.” Policy drivers are already encouraging people to think of alternatives to herbicides, and reducing their impact on the environment. In addition, growing recognition of the limitations of herbicides, particularly as the number of effective active ingredients declines owing to legislation and herbicide resistance, highlights the need to define IWM and make it accessible to as many people as possible, he commented. “Nevertheless, we recognise that

chemistry will still need to be part of the strategy going forward.” There are also issues for incentivisation for those who have not yet taken steps towards IWM. “We need effective sources of advice and information, so that inputintensive systems can be replaced with knowledge-intensive systems.” Focusing on just one target may have unintended consequences – for example, failing to consider the whole weed burden when tackling black-grass can result in increasing incidence of other, non-target weeds such as broad-leaved weeds and brome. In addition, there may be soil health and carbon issues that need to be mitigated if herbicides are replaced with cultivation. Dr Storkey highlighted the need to consider prevention rather than relying on control when weeds occur. “Over the last 20 years, we have been reliant on herbicide solutions, becoming reliant on too few tools. We have ended up with weeds becoming more of a problem. “IWM is more complex, less predictable, less convenient and less profitable than when we could rely on high, consistent herbicide kill. “But it is necessary to consider making our cropping system resilient to weeds, building a healthy, functioning, system of which IWM is a part.” He noted that, in the short term, there might be some challenges as growers work towards harmony with the ecosystem. However, in the longer term, there will be fewer

resistance issues. “We have to consider whether IWM is a destination or a way-point to a more sustainable system.”

Gaps in communications A new metric to measure IPM practices has recently been launched, revealed Dr Henry Creissen (pictured below), principal investigator at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). The tool has been devised from a survey followed by stakeholder discussions, and includes preventative measures and weed suppression practices, such as rotations, soil cultivation strategies and the use of cover crops. The aim is to help growers assess their practices and offer insights on practices followed by high-scoring farmers. Growers with good relationships with their advisers and understanding of what IPM is all about, are more likely to adopt IPM practices, said Dr Creissen. Results from 225 respondents who replied to Dr Creissen’s questions have shown that open days and crop walks with pest management experts are most likely to inspire uptake of IPM. Dr Creissen commented: “Growers

with a good relationship with their agronomist and who attend open days and events are more likely to consider using more preventative measures to combat weeds, diseases and insects in crops, than those who do not.” However, amongst those farmers who responded saying they were not using IPM techniques, when quizzed further it appeared that they often were using IPM methods such as biological and cultural controls, but just not recognising them as IPM components. This may suggest there is a need to adjust the terminology used to be more embracing and easier to understand, he noted. “In order to drive further uptake of IPM practices, we must ensure that IPM advice is clear, consistent, honest and evidence-based.”

No immediate change for the 2021 regulatory system After the end of the Transition Period, all existing approvals and authorisations for plant protection products (PPP) and statutory maximum residue levels will continue to be valid, Adrian Dixon of HSE’s Chemicals Regulation Division reassured delegates at the BCPC Weed Review. EC Regulation 1107/2009 and other relevant PPP legislation will be retained in national law. continued over…

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IWM and black-grass – a farmer perspective Integrated weed management has been key to beating back the black grass threat for Peterboroughbased farmer, Hannah Darby. Over-reliance on postemergence herbicides, along with soil disturbance bringing viable weed seeds to the surface, and a primarily arable rotation focused on winter crops, had led to high black-grass levels. Ms Darby said: “We were stopping our crops from reaching their potential, while the weeds seemed to be winning.” Despite being located in one of the driest areas of Britain with fluffy Fenland soils, soil compaction had developed and was causing poor drainage. “Black-grass can be a real trouble-maker on fertile soil, and as analysis revealed double and triple resistance strains, we had limited conventional control options.” Something had to change. Drilling was delayed to allow a flush of black-grass which could be dealt with. “We also started to use cover crops, which help keep the soil biologically alive and improve drainage, in addition to holding the surface of the soil together. Although weeds germinate in the cover crop, they are destroyed when it is all sprayed off before the cash crop is drilled.” Changes in the rotation have proved crucial to weed control; spring and winter crops are now alternated to provide opportunities to kill different weeds prior to drilling. Spring beans and peas provide a break from cereals, and while herbicide options for these crops are limited, by being planted in

spring, they still make an important contribution. Spring oats were chosen for their ability to out-compete black-grass through their aggressiveness and tall canopy. “Sugar beet has historically been one of the main cash crops for the farm, but despite being spring-drilled, it increases the weed burden because of the width of the rows and its lack of competitiveness against weeds. “Broad-leaved weeds such as redshank and fat hen are a problem, and weed beet can be a problem in the following crops. “While previously these challenges were compensated for by the returns on the crop, in 2020 yields were reduced because of high levels of virus. As yet, decisions have not been made on whether to grow it in 2021. “Wheat remains our main cash crop and will normally be grown every other year, and we have increased seed rates to help with its competitiveness.” In-crop cultivations are being used in some situations, where cultural and herbicide options have not worked. Sugar beet was interrow hoed, but this changed in 2020 as stubble was left on the surface and then rotovated. “This can help overall, but you can still have problems with weeds in the row.” Progress is being recorded, with black-grass levels being scored at T3 fungicide timing. “Where seed numbers were in the hundreds of plants per sq. m, they are now in the tens. “To improve our future management, we are working to better understand weed physiology. “In addition, we plan to use catch crops to hold soils together at drilling and companion crops to reduce light getting to the weeds.”

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Long-running farm-scale trials provide encouraging disease control results While weather provides the greatest challenge for many arable systems, for one particular farmer based in the south west, high annual rainfall creates a hotbed of cereal disease. On-farm trials are providing vital knowledge and encouraging results. Mr Hambly is part of BASF’s Real Results circle, which is an initiative involving 50 farmers across the UK, working with the ag-chem company to conduct statistically valid farm scale trials in their own fields, backed by agronomics methodologies. Since 2019, BASF’s new fungicide Revystar XE has been the main focus of these tramline or field-wide treatments trials. Based near Callington in South East Cornwall, Mr Hambly and his wife run and operate the Westcott Farm Partnership. The 200ha farm is mostly down to autumn-sown combinable crops, which are block-cropped and used to support their intensive beef finishing enterprise. With an average annual rainfall of around 1,500mm, too much rain is the main constraint to yields on the farm – particularly with regard to control of fungal disease. Septoria isolates in the area are as aggressive as those in Ireland, and the farm also lies in a rhyncosporium hotspot. Mr Hambly has been using Revystar XE in tramline trials for the past two seasons; in Graham winter wheat in 2019 and last year in KWS Cassia winter barley, comparing it with his farm standard approach. Last season, Mr Hambly’s cropping plans were badly hampered by the wet weather, and his crop of KWS Cassia winter barley for his Real Result’s trial was not drilled until 5th December. Mr Hambly comments: “Everyone thought I was mad, planting barley in December – however, the crop established.” The weather in the south west can make rhyncosporium a real issue. Data from AHDB shows Revystar XE to be a strong product against rhyncosporium and, not only that, now chlorothalonil (CTL) has been removed from the growers’ toolkit, Revystar XE is also rated the best product for ramularia control. The entire trial received a T1 of Siltra Xpro (0.6-litres/ha) on 20th April and then the T2 applications, on 16th May, compared Siltra Xpro (0.4-litres/ha) + CTL, with Revystar XE

(0.75-litres/ha). The farm standard provided a robust programme for the control of rhyncosporium, with the addition of CTL for ramularia. “There was little difference to be seen between treatments until the end of the season, when the Revystar XE treated areas retained green leaf area for longer,” explains Mr Hambly. The Revystar XE-treated area produced 7.91t/ ha, giving a 0.43t/ha yield benefit compared to the Siltra Xpro + CTL treated area. Mr Hambly comments: “I did not expect a yield difference as big as this.” Although ramularia was not an issue this year Mr Hambly is well aware that it can be a yield robber. “This was not a typical year, but I think going forward, with the loss of CTL, Revystar XE may well become my fungicide of choice at the T2 timing.” Last year, because of conditions, the farmer didn’t get any winter wheat in the ground but this year he has drilled Graham and KWS Extase. “We use genetics as a piece of the armour in the fight against septoria; we have particularly aggressive isolates in this area. I see the KWS Extase genetics as making up for the loss of CTL,” he reckons. KWS Extase is the first variety with a score over 8 for Septoria tritici on the AHDB Recommended List. “However, that doesn’t mean I will cut back on the fungicide programme, as that would put its disease resistance under pressure,” Mr Hambly further comments. Dr Jon Helliwell, BASF business development manager, says: “BASF extensively monitors septoria populations, in the UK and across Europe, to assess how the populations are shifting in sensitivity across different chemical groups. We know that septoria is a pathogen that will continue to evolve, and the strongest line of defence will always be to use a combination of the best tools available. “Revystar XE offers reliable septoria control against all known shifted strains in the field and,

with CTL no longer available, the strength and longevity of disease protection comes more into focus. Revystar XE performs exceptionally well under field conditions, even under lower pressure scenarios like those encountered by many in 2020. Of great comfort is its strength in high septoria scenarios, like those Mr Hambly experiences.” Dr Helliwell adds: “It’s more important than ever to protect the chemistry that is available. Even though Revystar XE has classleading curative activity when required, applying it at the correct timing and at an appropriate dose is crucial.” Mr Hambly is growing KWS Extase, which has good varietal resistance to septoria. Dr Helliwell comments: “Utilising strong plant genetics certainly gives the grower another line of defence within the disease control strategy. Research over a number of years has shown there is a good yield response from Revystar XE in even the most resistant varieties. Effectively utilising the strongest genetics alongside the strongest chemistry in Revystar XE is a powerful opportunity to maximise crop potential in a sustainable way.” FG

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Effective weed control in potatoes Apply residual herbicides early at high dose rates for a strong start to programmes, says one Shropshire agronomist. Despite several high-profile product withdrawals in recent years, excellent levels of early season weed control in potatoes can still be achieved by choosing the right mix of chemicals, reckons Agrovista agronomist, Ross Barton (pictured). Mr Barton, who advises on over 500ha of potatoes across Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and North Wales, still sees Soleto

(metobromuron) and metribuzin as key “go to” residual herbicides, with newcomer aclonifen now an effective partner for mixes aimed at fields with very high weed burdens. “After analysis of weed spectrum, soil type and the variety being grown, there is rarely a standard programme to cover all situations,” he comments. “The key is to utilise all the actives at your

disposal and put crop safety and flexibility at the forefront of programmes. In Soleto and aclonifen there are now two pre-emergence options that offer effective solutions. Neither have soil type or varietal restrictions so building programmes around them is a good starting point. “Soleto, with its active ingredient metobromuron, is very active in soil and is an

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excellent partner alongside other actives, such as metribuzin and prosulfocarb. Aclonifen is also an effective tank-mix partner offering additional control of polygonum weeds in tough situations,” he confirms. Looking back to last year’s dry spring, Mr Barton believes applying residual herbicides early, at high dose rates, before a contact herbicide is

applied is important when dealing with some of the unusual weather patterns the UK has experienced in recent years. “With the potential for sudden and extreme weather fluctuations, I advise getting residuals on as early as possible – normally 7–10 days after planting. In terms of the contact herbicide, I would then advise waiting as late as possible, just before the ridges crack – applying it as a separate spray. Separating the two sprays enables better overall risk management. “The combination of Soleto and metribuzin worked extremely well in last year’s dry conditions, but the varietal restrictions that come with metribuzin can be an issue and I would not advise use of it on coarse, sandy soils to avoid potential crop damage,” he adds. Regarding contact herbicides, Mr Barton sees Gozai (pyraflufen-ethyl) as a solid choice. Applied on its own, at 0.4-litres/ ha in a mix of no less than 200-litres/ha of water with methylated seed oil (MSO) will optimise results, he reckons. “If Gozai is applied at the right coverage levels with an MSO, then there should be no requirement for a follow-up such as rimsulfuron in over 80 per cent of cases based on the extensive work I did with Gozai during 2019 and 2020,” he confirms. Top of last season’s industry agenda was desiccation without diquat, and most of Mr

Barton’s customers opted for a flail-and-spray strategy. Aided by a timely, warm dry summer that partly helped to senesce potato crops he successfully trialled several knockdown strategies and was pleased with the overall results. “The strategy last year was to agree on a target date for lifting once varieties had been selected, then plan backwards to arrive at the optimum start date for desiccation. Flailand-spray worked extremely well for most

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customers. We trialled a number of different knockdown sequences, but the best overall strategy proved to be applying 0.8-litres/ ha of Gozai + MSO pre-flail to open up the crop, then flail and follow up with 1-litre/ha of carfentrazone-ethyl at the full rate as a second spray. This sequence was best for skin-set, and even when wet weather temporarily delayed the flailing process, we had the reassurance that applying Gozai pre-flail would start the knockdown process,” he concludes. FG

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Prioritise targeting problem weeds with a post-em spray Wheat is coming out of winter in reasonable health, but farmers need to pay close attention to any weeds lurking in the crop to prevent infestations getting worse. As always, it’s a mixed picture at this time of year but, in general, crops are in fairly good condition,” says Bayer’s Darren Adkins (pictured right), who is based in the East Midlands. “Where farmers managed to use pre-ems, control has been good, even in late October and November drilled crops. But not all the wheat has been treated.” Crops that missed out on autumn herbicides are most likely to need a spring post-em, but any fields with significant weed populations will benefit. “Land is wet, cold and difficult to travel so now is the time for field walking and planning spring fieldwork in detail. As ever, it is a field-by-field approach to assess the situation and make the most of any sprays windows whenever they arise,” says Mr Adkins. Oxfordshire-based agronomist Sam Clarke (pictured left) has noticed a similar pattern in his

region. “There’s much more wheat drilled than last year, I would say about 80 per cent of the planned area across all my clients. Some of it went in very well, with time to roll and apply the pre-em. But as the weather deteriorated, spray days were at a premium. Some crops didn’t get the autumn herbicide programme at the right timing, and some missed it altogether.” Mr Clarke used Pacifica Plus (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron + amidosulfuron) on a limited area of wheat last year and expects it to feature again this spring. “In some ways, last year was a holiday from black-grass because so little winter wheat got drilled. But crops that did come through winter 2019/20 often missed part or all of the pre-em programme so needed further treatment in spring.” With a similar situation this year, albeit on a much larger wheat acreage, post-emergence sprays will be important to tackle a wide range of weeds. “The Pacifica Plus worked very quickly on cleavers and did well against a range of grass weeds. It’s very effective against brome and is the best available on black-grass,” he says.

With several product options available in spring, accurately identifying weed type and population level is essential to selecting the right one. According to Mr Adkins, Pacifica Plus has a wide spectrum of control, so is good for a general spring-cleaning spray – but there are other options too, depending on the weed spectrum. “Black-grass is still the toughest weed to control in spring, but ryegrass is also very stubborn. Where infestations are very high, spraying off with Roundup (glyphosate) and starting again is the best way to reduce weeds in the long-term,” says Mr Adkins. “Where populations are lower, Pacifica Plus will help to reduce head counts and subsequent seed return.” Taking every opportunity to reduce seed return is vital to maintain profitable long-term rotations. “Spring cropping and diverse break crops can be very effective at controlling blackgrass, but many farms depend on a large wheat area,” says Mr Adkins. “If there is a chance to control black-grass or ryegrass this spring, use it because it can make things easier in the next crop.” Application conditions and technique are essential to achieve good control with contact acting sprays. Mr Adkins advises applying to a dry or drying leaf with a fine–medium quality spray. Avoid windy conditions, because the spray has to land, settle and dry on the leaf to be effective. FG

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Mechanical weeders provide a flexible solution Terrington Machinery offers two imported machines for growers to control weed mechanically; the Einbock Aerostar-Exact and Aerostar-Rotation. The company says that precise adjustment of the Aerostar-Exact’s 600mm tines is done hydraulically from the tractor cab, with 2.5cm spacing, and featuring 40 tines/m working width as standard. Support wheels are adjusted so that the weeding elements run parallel to the soil during operation – they are positioned higher (for increased soil working pressure) or lower (for less pressure). The range starts at 1.5–3m (nonfolding), 4.5–9m (hydraulic folding) and 9–15m (gullwing folding). The Aerostar-Rotation is a rotative weeder – rotating working tools uproot weeds to encourage tillering and cracking hard soil crusts if required. The star wheels are mounted inclined for more effective weed control, says Terrington. The wheels effectively manage crop residues, making the machine perfectly suited for mulch-tillage.

The Aerostar-Rotation is also effective at low working speeds, reducing crop damage. Featuring 6.5mm thick steel tines, cast into an inclined plastic disc, each of the 50cm star wheels are suspended separately, adapting to any surface irregularities. The discs are mounted at a line distance of 15cm on 1.5m sections. The inverted arrangement of these inclined mounted discs from the middle of the machine prevents any side-pull movement. The Aerostar-Rotation is available in 3, 6, 9 and 12m versions. FG Aerostar-Exact

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To what extent should regenerative agriculture be adopted on heavy ground? Regenerative agriculture based on the least possible tillage is attracting growing interest across the UK for the opportunities it offers to improve soil health and resilience, increase farmland biodiversity, and cut carbon emissions. But can it be adopted across the board? Direct drilling experiences of the past make it essential to introduce regenerative techniques in a carefully-planned way, if a number of dangerous pitfalls are to be avoided, warns senior Agrii agronomist, Andrew Richards (right), who chairs the national Soil and Water Management Centre at Harper Adams University. While he sees no-till farming as a viable and valuable goal for many growers, he is concerned about the speed with which farms are being tempted to ditch cultivation equipment without effectively paving the way for the change. His concerns are born of bitter lessons learned in the 1990s, when a wholesale move to minimum tillage swept across the country, largely driven by a sharp fall in wheat prices. “Many heavy land producers looking to cut costs by switching to large sets of discs in place of the plough ran into serious issues with compaction,” he recalls. “So, they had to invest in larger tractors and deep-loosening tines to aid sub-surface drainage. But heavier machines resulted in even greater compaction. And black-grass, in particular, profited from both the impeded drainage and lack of burial, increasing the reliance on chemistry for control and, in turn, pressure on herbicide resistance. “Rather than attempting to reset soil structure each year with heavy tillage trains, many growers would have been better off taking a step back and asking themselves whether

their soil structure and drainage were good enough for reduced tillage.” This is exactly what Mr Richards urges growers keen to reduce tillage to the bare minimum to have at the forefront of their minds today to avoid similar pitfalls; especially so with the last two autumns highlighting the increasing unpredictability of UK weather. He points to recent examples of farms spending upwards of £70,000 on no-till disc drills, but unable to close the seed slot adequately on heavier land, with seed rotting or eaten by slugs. That’s if they have been able to travel at all. “It is essential we all have a planned approach to weaning soils off tillage, rather than just jumpingin at the deep end. Which drill to buy should be our very last question.” So, what does Mr Richards suggest as the best-planned way ahead? Well, the first and most fundamental question is whether the land itself is suitable for no-till. Studies suggest that about 70-75 per cent of the UK arable area could be managed in this way. But particularly careful consideration needs to be given to ground where permanent grass dominated before the food production drive of WWII, often in lower lying areas and without drainage systems. For suitable land, the next

consideration must be the quality of sub-surface drainage, which is best judged after periods of significant rainfall when underlying problems will be clearly evident in wetter areas or ponding. Rectifying these issues could be as simple as clearing out ditches or jetting existing land drains, with heavy clay soils likely to benefit from mole draining, even where permanent under-drainage isn’t in place. Or it might be necessary to make a larger investment in drainage, which is probably best done rotationally over time to spread both the cost and impact. “Underlying drainage problems must be dealt with before moving to no-till,” insists Mr Richards. “Then, see where you are in terms of pH and correct it. Also, look at your organic matter content and consider incorporating manures before you cut back on tillage. “Cover crops – and, to a lesser extent, crop residues – can be valuable in protecting soils and maintaining soil structure in no-till regimes. But there is extensive trial evidence to show that roots alone are most unlikely to improve the structure more than marginally.

Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure.

And while cover cropping can build soil organic matter, this will be a very slow process.” When considering cover crops, Mr Richards suggests taking the opportunity to look at how extra diversity can be introduced into the whole rotation, pointing out that keeping active roots in the ground with a wider array of crop species will increase the diversity of soil biology. In turn, this can have a positive impact on organic matter, soil structure and overall soil health without necessarily compromising margins. He illustrates what can be done with an exercise he ran recently with a client exploring a lower risk, regenerative rotational option for heavy land. Last season, spring beans after a winter cover crop failed to establish on one block of land, so the multi-species cover they were sown into was left to grow until the autumn. This left a much better soil structure for the following wheat, making it a potential strategy for the future. Using Agrii’s latest Maximising Arable Performance (MAP) benchmarking data from leading arable farms, Mr Richards compared the farm’s previous rotation of six cash crops and an over-winter cover with an alternative involving five continued over…

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cash crops and such a year-long cover (See Table 1). Despite the income of one less crop, the average annual gross margin over the rotation only fell by £10/ ha – which, together with the cost of establishing and managing the extended cover, could be easily offset by revenue from sheep grazing. The rotational restructuring also offered valuable reductions in the fixed costs involved – especially in cultivation and harvesting – and a considerable saving in inputs – particularly bagged nitrogen. “This sort of rotation really has a lot going for it,” Mr Richards says. “What’s more, any compaction before the land goes into the cover crop can easily be corrected with a low-disturbance subsoiler in the spring when soils are drying and in good condition.” On the machinery side, he recommends gradually reducing tillage intensity by modifying existing machinery first before purchasing a new direct drill, pointing to clients who have successfully fitted lowdisturbance tines and less aggressive discs onto existing cultivators to disturb less soil. Lifting the discs out of work on a cultivator drill can be valuable in reducing the level of tillage, too. As can be changing from the likes of a Horsch Joker disc cultivator to a Horsch Cruiser tine machine capable of working at shallower depths. Second-hand tine drills can be a useful bridge from intensive cultivations to no-till, in Mr Richards’ experience, starting with crops like beans and gradually moving to cereals as soil workability improves. He has

also found an element of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) to reduce compaction from trafficking across the field key to many no-till success stories. The regenerative agricultural goal for most is to have an ultra-low disturbance disc drill as the sole establishment method. While many are making this approach work once soils are well-structured and organic matter levels sufficient, he always advises growers to maintain some flexibility in their system to cater for a maritime climate that is becoming far less predictable. “Our aim has to be to build long-term strength and resilience into our soils, but no matter how good a soil becomes, 120mm of rain in a week in August is always going to create problems where we use a large modern combine and weighty grain trailers. Some no-till drills are also heavy by nature, meaning they just aren’t going to be able to travel without damaging the ground in extremely wet autumns,” he adds. “So, we need to be willing and able to use a low-disturbance subsoiler or a lighter weight tine drill with a shallow cultivator, should the need arise.” FG

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Assess soils now for cover crop solutions Taking time to walk fields to assess soil health and plan suitable cover cropping remedies could pay even more than usual this winter, says Helen Wilson of RAGT Seeds. Many fields were badly affected by compaction last season and may still be suffering. A return to early drilling in some areas last autumn also left little time for remedial work, which may have compounded the effect in some fields. “Winter is a good time to plan – there is much more time to think,” says Ms Wilson. “Key indicators of problems such as poor crop establishment and growth and wet areas are also easy to spot at this time of year and to investigate. “It’s worth having an office day

to check yield maps, soil maps and previous observations to help pull everything together and decide what to do.” A cover crop of oilseed radish or mustard, which put down vigorous, deep roots, will drive through deep compaction and break up the soil. This alone may be enough to replace mechanical intervention. If necessary, cover crops can also be used in combination with a suitable remedial cultivation, helping to maintain and develop soil porosity while raising organic matter.

“Ideally these crops need to be in the ground as soon as the combine has left the field, as they need six to eight weeks to grow,” says Ms Wilson. “If you have brassicas, including oilseed rape, in the rotation, use a clubroot-resistant oilseed radish and avoid mustard.” Having a mixture of rooting depths in a cover crop can often achieve more than using a single species. “Black oats, for example, provide a shallower, fibrous root system that improves the upper layers of the soil and helps remove excess moisture,” says Helen. The above cover crop mixes can also be overwintered if the field is intended for spring cropping. If there is no obvious soil structure problem, fertility issues and pest presence may be responsible for poor

crop performance. Phacelia can be useful for scavenging nitrogen and releasing it back for the cash crop. It should be sown by the end of August or the beginning of September. Legumes can be used to fix nitrogen. Vetches and clover ideally should be sown by mid August to give them enough time to fix sufficient nitrogen. Specialised high-glucosinolate mustard varieties can also be used to suppress potato and beet cyst nematodes as well as lesser-known cereal cyst nematodes. “If you see patches of cereals that are struggling for no apparent reason, it’s worth getting soils sampled to see whether nematodes might be the cause,” Ms Wilson advises. FG

New emphasis on accurate soil N analysis

A range of updates to CF Fertilisers’ Nitrogen management services is being introduced for 2021 to help growers use fertilisers as effectively as possible. “Accurate and timely analysis of soil N content is becoming an increasingly important element of on-farm risk management planning as climatologists agree growers can expect more variable growing conditions in the future,” explains the company’s Ross Leadbeater. “The UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology has recently said that, whilst 2020 was the worst production year of the last 25, the extreme conditions that caused it are likely to become more commonplace in the UK in the years ahead. “Soil N content varies widely

year-on-year depending on the weather, and accurate analysis of this is a vital starting point in planning fertiliser applications accurately, so N utilisation and cost efficiency of production are maximised and potential environmental impacts minimised. “This is also of growing importance in light of the use of organic materials and manures now being incorporated in arable production systems, which throw another variable into the crop production mix.” CF Fertilisers reckons that simple assays of Soil Mineral Nitrogen

(SMN) are insufficient to provide the accuracy needed for future fertiliser planning – so Total Soil Nitrogen Supply (SNS) will be the foundation of an updated N-Min service moving forward. “SNS takes into account N that will be mineralised and made available to plants as the season develops, whereas SMN is just a snapshot of N in the soil at the time of the test,” continues Mr Leadbeater. “Without taking into account this extra soil N, growers risk applying too much fertiliser and, in the modern world of responsible crop production and fertiliser use, this is simply unacceptable.” To improve the accuracy of future fertiliser planning, CF Fertilisers is teaming up with UK agricultural and environmental research specialist Envirofield to provide a nationwide network of sampling technicians to plan soil sampling with farmers and agronomists, and carry out the necessary sampling as accurately as possible. “We want to make the N-Min test as simple and widely accessible to as many people as possible, so our new service takes the responsibility for sampling away from the grower’s agronomist, should they choose to, and puts it in the hands of specialists. “Considering our trials over the last few years have shown increases in Margin over Purchased Fertilisers (MOPF) ranging from £60–280/

ha from the improved fertiliser utilisation resulting from N-Min, it’s a highly cost-effective service.” A development outside of the N-Min service, is a new ‘protein prediction’ test designed to allow growers of premium specification wheats to fine-tune their final fertiliser applications to maximise yields without sacrificing milling quality, Mr Leadbeater explains. “Protein levels can be diluted as yields rise and this can be an issue with modern high yielding milling wheats. “The new test identifies the amount of protein likely to be contained in grain at harvest so final N applications can be fine-tuned to meet quality and yield targets.” FG

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Soil – a farmer’s greatest asset Within a couple of years of using the Claydon Opti-Till System – a two-tine direct strip till drill – to establish crops on the Claydon farm, it was clear that the benefits were not limited to reduced establishment costs – soil health vastly improved too.

A healthy soil is full of organic matter, worms, mycorrhizal fungi and other biota.

Designed by farmers, the Claydon system significantly enhances soil health by leaving soil structure intact, not breaking it up with cultivations, so soils are able to support heavy machinery and earthworm populations flourish. Fields are better able to cope with extreme weather events: high rainfall is absorbed through the soil profile and crops can access moisture retained in the unturned soil during drought. Capillary action is not interrupted, and water moves through the soil. Crop residue left on the surface attracts earthworms that process the straw, taking it into the soil where it is broken down, increasing organic matter content. “Soils are any farmer’s greatest asset, and the soil’s natural biology is there waiting to help, so you just need to create the right conditions to allow it to kick in,” Jeff Claydon states. The key is the Claydon drill’s leading tine, adjustable from 0–150mm deep, which loosens soil only in the rooting and seeding zone. It lifts and aerates the soil, alleviating localised compaction, improving drainage, and providing space to allow strong rooting structures to develop. Strong roots help achieve better plant growth which utilise inputs more effectively and are more resistant to drought, while yields increase and ‘per-tonne’ production costs are much lower. Claydon also offers a range of low disturbance kit options that can be swapped into the standard drill set up. This provides a cost-effective way of establishing crops when weather

and soil conditions make it possible for zero-tillage, without the need to purchase a second seed drill. Amongst the Claydon customers who say they have seen dramatic improvements in soil health is keen conservationist Lord David Kennedy. On his Morriston Farms in Ayrshire, replacing traditional methods of crop establishment with direct strip seeding has transformed the condition and productivity of soils, with a dramatic improvement in the resident worm population and significant environmental benefits. Claydon’s Love Your Soil campaign focuses on how the health of your soil can be assessed and improved. Find out more at FG

Dick Neale from Hutchinsons demonstrates how a good soil structure on the Claydon farm allows water to quickly drain down through the soil without surface ponding.

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based weed control. This is highly beneficial for spring planting. Farmers can be confident that only the topsoil is disturbed, leaving the soil underneath untouched and preserved, creating a perfect starting platform for planting. This ultimately results in creating a higher quality seedbed for an improved bottom line. Kelly says it stands by its commitment to providing farmers with an efficient solution to a perfect seedbed, all the while achieving practical weed control as well as promoting soil health advantages. Achieving effective weed control while maintaining soil health has never been more imperative for UK farmers. While there is no perfect balance between applications, there is always the possibility to control the outcome of future yields through effectual shallow-tillage methods. FG

Available in a shear bolt protected four- or six-tine configuration, the 3m mounted Awemak Atom Gt subsoiler bar, available from PFC, gives the ability to loosen soil to a depth of 450mm with its Hardox steel tips, while its integrated linkage allows it to either be used independently or with a linkage-mounted following cultivator. To maximize the versatility, PFC suggests adding the Ares BTX30 discs, fitted with legs protected by rubber suspension bushes as standard. The Ares BTX utilises German-manufactured NSK reinforced maintenance-free bearing hubs, supporting the OFAS-manufactured 560mm discs. According to the company, the standard large circumference discs work well in heavy trash and chopped straw loading, but are equally suited for shallow

depth working and afford a maximum cultivated depth of 170mm. A number of standard features make the Ares BTX stand out, such as hydraulic working depth adjustment, active side screens, straw distribution tines and disc deflector boards for a level finish, and LED road lighting. The unit also comes with the choice of either packer roller, tyre or steel ring packer – all with standard scrapers. For further information and onfarm pricing, visit FG


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Arable 300–400g B/ha are needed before flowering. “Adequate P, K and Mg also need to be provided to maximise yields, with uptakes likely to be in the region of 50–70kg P2O5/ha, 160kg K2O/ha and 50kg MgO/ha.”

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OSR prices surge to multi-year high, giving encouragement for 2021 With the price of oilseed rape increasing in recent weeks and prospects looking strong for the coming year, spring-sown oilseed rape could deliver real benefits for growers for 2021, says ADM Agriculture’s head of seed, James Barlow. New generation varieties able to deliver their full potential in the shorter growing window, combined with greater understanding of the crop’s management, means springsown OSR now provides the best opportunity for growers in its history – aided mainly by the hybridisation of the crop in the past decade, Mr Barlow says. “Around two thirds of OSR grown across the world is spring-sown, so whilst it’s historically been a niche crop in the UK, this isn’t the case at a global level. “Recent price gains have underpinned the production economics of the crop, but it also adds another vital spring crop into the rotation and can be a useful tool in black-grass management, where this is a problem,” he explains.

Optimum sowing conditions “Sowing is a critical area and should be carried out in the best conditions possible to ensure rapid and even emergence. It is always better to wait for optimum seedbed conditions

rather than sowing early,” continues Mr Barlow. The optimum sowing date for spring OSR is from mid-March to mid-April, with a firm but moist seedbed being the aim, he points out. “Land that is excessively wet and cold should be cultivated before sowing to ensure that the topsoil can warm up and dry down before being drilled. “Like winter OSR, spring OSR is a lazy rooter, so allowing an uncompacted zone under the seed will aid rooting and allow for greater water and nutrient uptake should it turn dry after sowing. “Spring OSR plants develop less branches than winter-sown varieties, so this must be compensated by a higher plant density. Ideally, you should be aiming for between 60– 80 seeds per m2 but this will depend on soil conditions and sowing date. “While the crop is less likely to suffer from flea beetle damage, pollen beetle can pose a threat and growers need to be vigilant at the green-bud stage.”

Management differences Sarah Hawthorne, of seed breeder DSV, says there are also differences in management when it comes to crop nutrition. “Spring-sown OSR benefits more from N mobilisation in the soil because the highest demand is later in the season when soils are warmer and more active. “An early application of 80–100kg N/ha is advised soon after sowing and this should be followed by a further 40kg N/ha at stem elongation. “Like winter OSR, the spring-sown crop has a high demand for sulphur and boron. An early application of 20–30kg SO3/ha is a good idea and

Spring OSR establishment.

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

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Achieving the best establishment for spring-sown pulses The National Association of Agricultural Contactors (NAAC) offers its advice. Spring beans The area of spring beans sown in the UK is likely to be high again in 2021, following the exceptionally wet autumn in 2020. The yield of certified seed crops was adversely affected in 2020 by the hot, dry summer. To make things worse, many certified seed crops of spring beans had to be rejected due to low germination. With a shortage of good quality certified seed, many growers will look to use farmsaved seed, often saving themselves over £100/t in seed costs. When using farm-saved spring beans, it is advisable to get them tested first. The key tests are germination, stem nematode, ascochyta and thousand grain weight. Bean seed is often lower in germination than cereals – typically 80–90 per cent. This is usually acceptable for bean seed, as seed rates can be raised to off-set this. The sample should be free of stem nematode and ascochyta. Stem nematode can infect the soil, sometimes for over 10 years from infected seed, so a zero tolerance is advised here. Some farmers may be tempted to drill spring beans straight out of the barn. However, it is vital to check that the sample is clean enough when considering this. Closer inspection often shows up a range of problems that need to be addressed.

These include bits of pod, small seeds, broken seeds, diseased seeds, weed seeds and even bits of wood, stone and metal. These can cause problems in the drill, resulting in uneven establishment. So, in the vast majority of cases, it pays to get the seed cleaned by an NAAC Mobile Seed Processor. Most spring bean seed is traditionally sown without a seed treatment. However, most growers who are using seed treatments that contain phosphites and trace elements are getting higher and more reliable yields. The best crops of spring beans usually come from early sowing, as long as soil conditions are suitable to do so.

Field peas The area of spring sown peas is relatively stable, but it might see an increase this spring as growers look for an alternative, profitable break crop. Many farmers will farm-save pea seed as there is a big saving to be made, often well over £100/t. When farm-saving pea seed, it is advisable to get the seed tested first. The key things to test for here are germination, ascochyta and thousand grain weight. Peas are usually grown for premium markets, often for human consumption. A good yield of high quality is key to profitability with peas,

and good establishment is vital. Where farmers are growing a variety that is susceptible to downy mildew, it is well worth using Wakil XL seed treatment to get the peas off to a good start. Products containing thiram have been withdrawn from use, so we no longer have a cheap fungicide to use as a seed treatment on peas. Products containing phosphites and trace elements especially manganese, are useful to help get peas off to start. Peas are best sown into a good seedbed when temperatures are rising in the spring. Peas have a short growing season, and seedbed conditions are important to avoid growth being checked by adverse conditions. An NAAC Mobile Seed Processor can assist you in getting your spring-sown pulse crop off to the best possible start. FG

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Three new varieties pass tough 2020 test According to Elsoms Seeds vining pea and combinable crop manager, George Goodwin, the future varieties pipeline looks strong.

New winter wheat varieties Merit and Astound, along with winter barley Bolton, all performed yellow mosaic virus (BYMV) resistant impressively during a very and is suitable for both heavy and challenging 2020 growing season, light land. Following our recent comments Mr Goodwin (right), on success with Jordan, the launch of behalf of the UK breeder. Bolton confirms that the future Elsoms “Both Merit and Bolton fully deserve Ackermann barley pipeline looks their positions on the new Recommended List and, strong,” comments Mr Goodwin. in Astound, I believe we have the perfect mixed Putting both Astound and Bolton farm system variety,” he adds. through their paces this year were “For those growers looking for a independent agronomists Will straightforward, low-input, easy-to-grow winter Foster (right), of Holmewood Arable wheat that produces stiff straw for livestock, then Limited, and David Coppack (below), Astound should be a go-to option. It’s flexible on of Wheatlands Agronomy. Both work drilling dates, yielded 102 per cent of controls in closely with farmer Peter Hewson of recent trials, and displayed excellent standing Wold Newton Farm, near Market Rasen, ability and lodging resistance in both treated who trialled both varieties. and untreated situations. Overall disease scores Despite the tough agronomic challenge of a were good, with a 6.8 for septoria, 7 for mildew and very wet autumn/winter followed by one 8 for yellow rust. With a consistent and attractive of the driest springs on record, the two profile, it should provide stern competition to both agronomists agree that the varieties Gravity and Graham.” showed excellent early vigour and In the Group 3 biscuit wheat market, where competitiveness in conditions that Elsoms has a strong presence already with Elicit, made the application of nitrogen, the addition of new NABIM wheat Merit should fertiliser or pre-emergence strengthen its position still further. herbicides impossible during the “Merit has a very robust disease package and, in crops’ critical early growth phases. recent trials, when late sown it was 105 per cent of “On the 33ha of Bolton drilled on controls. With a high untreated yield, good septoria 23rd October, we were not able to get resistance at 6.6 and producing highly marketable anything onto the crop until 15th March, grain, it is expected to be when we applied an fully approved for both initial dose of nitrogen, Bolton was incredibly UK distilling and export phosphate and potash,” in 2021. It’s certainly says Mr Coppack. consistent, achieving the Group 3 that’s most “Despite this, between 105–106 per cent likely to offer growers the Bolton coped very widest range of marketing well in the heavy cold of controls across all its options next year,” reckons soil conditions and regional trials. Mr Goodwin. competed well. We Also new to the RL is applied two plant winter barley Bolton – one of the first varieties to growth regulators (PGRs) in mid-April and early May come through the Elsoms Ackermann breeding respectively, to stop the crop necking but, overall, program, aimed at providing the UK market with there were very few other concerns. greater genetic diversity. “During the extremely dry spring and early “Bolton was incredibly consistent, achieving summer that followed, we went ‘little and often’ between 105–106 per cent of controls across all with the nitrogen up to a total of 160kg/ha to its regional trials. It offers a good balance between get the crop through and were rewarded with a high yield and good disease resistance, it is barley very clean crop with no lodging. Bolton yielded

just under 9t/ha, which was exceptional and certainly Peter’s highest yielding winter barley,” Mr Coppack continues. For Astound, which was drilled on 31st January on the farm’s heavy Wold clay, the results were equally impressive – showcasing a variety that also established remarkably well in the difficult conditions. “It’s fair to say that 2020 was an incredibly challenging season,” comments Mr Foster. “We applied one PGR in April, but this was more about giving the crop a physiological boost to encourage rooting and tillering, not straw shortening. It wasn’t a high-pressure disease year so we went with a very basic fungicide package and, despite the unprecedented dry spell, Astound showed very few signs of stress. Final yield was excellent in view of the extreme weather and early grain samples showed a high quality, bold grain. “Astound has a very strong disease package and should make for a low-risk option for most growers, regardless of growing conditions,” reckons Mr Foster. Beccles-based farmer Robert Wright, who grew 15ha of Merit this year and has recently drilled a further 40ha for the 2020/21 season, was also able to report back positively after compiling a full year of data on the new winter wheat variety. “The 2019/2020 season was particularly impressive with Merit displaying excellent early vigour in very testing conditions when some headlands were either waterlogged and/or compacted. The variety looked robust and showed no susceptibility to either rust or septoria – although admittedly this year was not a high septoria risk year. Yields were very good, comparable to Skyscraper, hence I’ve gone with it again on an increased area. Merit looks to be a step forward amongst the current Group 3s,” he concludes. FG February 2021 29

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After establishment, the most important factor for achieving high yield potential is high final tiller or ear counts. It’s the initial attention to detail regarding an early balanced crop nutrition regime, encouraging better rooting and canopy development – that plays an important role in securing final tiller survival. The AHDB Barley Growth Guide suggests that the final ear target population should be around 775/ m2 (3 shoots/plant), however this appears to be underachieved in many situations, impacting on final yields.

Nitrogen and tiller numbers

Arable technical manager for Limagrain, Ron Granger revisits the key agronomic principles for the best establishment of the barley crop, and for maintaining high tiller counts for optimal yields. Know your local market requirements Firstly, it’s very important to know the end market or contract that you are growing for, as this will determine agronomic inputs – for example, understanding the correct nutrition for hitting desirable grain nitrogen percent for the different malting barley market sectors.

Choose the right variety Variety choice is usually determined by the end-use or contract chosen. Higher yielding varieties such as LG Diablo can offer a significant yield advantage. Newer malting varieties can also offer equivalent or better yield potential than many standard feed varieties. LG Diablo is also dual use, which means it can be used for either brewing or distilling by the industry – it’s worth noting if your chosen variety offers this end market flexibility, especially if growing without a contract in place.

Time of drilling Wait for the right conditions for drilling when both weather and/ or soil conditions allow for good seedbed preparation. This, in combination with rising soil and air temperatures, will ensure rapid

emergence and establishment. Limagrain work shows that earlier drilling in the spring encourages higher yield potential but this is mainly on lighter, free draining land that will dry and warm up faster than heavier, wetter soil types. Drilling early significantly increases the risk of disease, so choose varieties with strong disease resistance.

Seed rate Our trials comparing variety seed rates over various seasons and regions, show that with the more vigorous, higher tillering varieties, the optimum seed rate is 350 seeds/ m2 when drilling in ideal conditions around mid-March. This can be adjusted up or down depending on weather, drilling date, seedbed quality, moisture availability and perhaps most importantly, the grower’s own experience on individual sites. However, when forced to drill into April due to the weather or for agronomic reasons such as black-grass control, pushing up to 400–450 seeds/m2 may be more appropriate to achieve both final high ear number and a competitive crop in a black-grass situation.

Spring barley has traditionally been a lower input crop, with growers reluctant to increase nitrogen application rates, particularly in malting barley crops through fear of exceeding maltsters’ grain nitrogen limits. Our work carried out over several years shows the benefit of using higher nitrogen rates of 150kg/ha, based on a split nitrogen application of a standard 120kg/ha in the seedbed, plus an additional 30kg/ ha at tillering, when compared to a standard seedbed application of 120kg/ha. This approach produced higher yields, without exceeding grain nitrogen percentage. Additional nitrogen input appears to be beneficial on the better soil types, but take care on lighter soils that are more prone to stress. In these situations, the majority of the standard nitrogen regime should be targeted early in the plant’s life, to secure better root growth for enhanced tiller survival. Higher-yielding varieties respond well to the higher nitrogen levels, as

nitrogen grain content dilution is achievable. Spring barley is a fast-growing crop and if key nutrition or micronutrients are deficient at any point in the crop’s life, yield potential will be compromised. Macronutrients such as phosphate, potash, magnesium and sulphur, have proved to be beneficial applied either in the seedbed or soon after drilling, to promote strong rooting and early plant growth. Manganese, zinc, copper, iron and boron, applied at the stem extension phase of growth into flowering, also help to ensure a healthy canopy and good ear fertility. Tissue analysis of the young growing crop is useful for indicating shortfalls in nutrition and is relatively inexpensive if targeting a very high yielding crop. Early PGR applications are recommended on thick crops to promote additional rooting and strong uniform tillering. A minimum of two fungicide programmes should also be considered to maintain tiller number and keep the plant healthy. FG

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Choose high tillering varieties for yield security Sow early if soil type and weather conditions allow Adjust your seed rate according to conditions Aim for ear counts of at least 700/m2 Consider higher nitrogen rates on high-yielding varieties Well-targeted nutrition is essential at the foundation stage of development Good PGR and fungicide programmes should be implemented.

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Precision technology specialist appoints two new UK resellers Farmers now have access to more localised precision farming support, with the appointment of two new Trimble resellers, covering East Anglia and northern England. The new dealerships join Vantage England and Wales, SoilEssentials and Mastenbroek as Trimble authorised resellers. In the north, Manterra has specialised in SymAgri began covering Norfolk, Suffolk, precision agriculture for over a decade. “The team Cambridgeshire and North Essex from 1st January at Manterra are delighted to have been appointed 2021, while Manterra will cater for farmers in as Trimble resellers, which will enable us to offer northern England. the best possible support, service and advice “We are delighted to be part of the Trimble to customers who require precision farming Agriculture network,” said Chris Tew, sales director services,” said Andrew Manfield, managing at SymAgri. director at Manterra. Farmers will have a wide portfolio of products “We are focused on support and service in to choose from, including display screens, precision agriculture, and we recognise that for assisted and autopilot steering, as well as most operators this is the level of backup they implements control and data management. need in what can appear to be a slightly daunting Being brand agnostic, all of these systems will and complex area work with any brand of of technology,” he tractor or machine, and continued. customers will also have It’s great to have more And, because access to professional business partners on the ground of Manterra’s help and support. to better serve UK farmers. agricultural roots, the “It’s the ethos of firm recognises the SymAgri to provide pressures facing farmers. “We understand that independent advice to ensure our customers farmers need a solution which delivers value, receive the right precision technology solution but they also need a guarantee of service and for them, with support coming from a team support in time critical operations,” concluded of experienced trained Trimble Engineers,” Mr Manfield. Mr Tew added.

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Both resellers will be providing a full service of Trimble’s precision agriculture range, from consultation to installation and support. “We’re excited to have SymAgri and Manterra on board; both specialise in precision agriculture and have years of experience under their belts,” commented Hamish Wilkie, EMEA, CIS and Russia sales director at Trimble Agriculture. “As we continue to increase our offering to customers in an ever-changing industry, it’s great to have more business partners on the ground to better serve UK farmers.” FG



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Case study: Improvement of crop drying facilities In November 2019, Tey Farm Systems was asked to convert an existing building with low volume ventilation into an on-floor drying system for a client in South Essex. The building had galvanised grain walling which had rotted through at the base, the low volume ventilation comprised of multi-bar laterals, and there was a belowground tunnel and fan house, which Roger Fairs, of Essex-based Tey Farm Systems, remarked was “the first I had ever seen in my 22 years of working in the grain handling industry”. The improvement work involved

Weathering the CovidBrexit year As we approach the one-year anniversary of lockdown in March, SPA Power Machinery reflects on the past 12 months. “The first few months of lockdown 1.0 were deeply uncertain,” says company director Laurie Anthony. “Like most companies, we didn’t know what was going to happen on a number of fronts.” Keeping staff safe was the top priority, followed by concerns about whether suppliers would be able to deliver and what would happen if orders were delayed. The company replaced paper filing with digital systems and created new videos for many of its products. By the end of 2020, SPA was working hard towards the Brexit deadline, making sure it had plenty of stock to allow for any delays in shipping come January 2021. “The first few weeks of 2021 have been predominantly Brexit focused. Import and export of machines and spare parts have been an experiment so far, with varied results in both transit time and cost, but nothing too much of a problem to date...The very late Brexit deal left a lot of questions unanswered until the last minute, but we are confident that the transport will settle down once the new systems are understood by everybody.” SPA Power Machinery is the European distributor of Easy Petrol Post Drivers, and the UK distributor of Westermann (Farm Cleaners and Moss Brushes). FG

removal of the old and replacement with new timber, main air duct and drying floors. Tey Farms had to replace the rotten galvanised panels with concrete grain walling and erect a new lean-to fan house. The customer was decommissioning another store on the farm, so having fully refurbished the old fans, Mr Fairs and his team moved these to the new store along with the modulating burners. In spite of the onset of Covid-19, Tey Farms was delighted to still complete on time and on budget for the client. Mr Fairs commented: “I would like to say a huge thank

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Brexit: Navigating new rules for the Ag industry

In December 2020, the UK agreed a deal with the EU and new rules now apply for doing business with Europe. William Judge, senior manager, sales – Massey Ferguson, UK, Ireland & Middle East and a member of the Brexit management team within AGCO, discusses the changes affecting the agricultural industry, how AGCO has prepared for these changes, and advice for farmers who still need to take action. As a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and replacement parts, making sure our products at AGCO continue to get to our customers as and when they need them is our top priority. And, with a large nonproduction footprint in the UK with circa 500 staff covering everything from sales and aftersales in the UK and Ireland, through to finance, legal and IT, we knew we had to be ready for the new rules from January 2021. We put measures in place across all aspects of the business, be it equipment supply, shipments, parts availability, or developing new logistical processes to ensure our customers continue to get 24/7 support. Transition preparations have gone well considering the many facets of a company of our size, with communication and early planning key to a successful execution. We saw this as a challenge and, while there were stumbling blocks, the logistics were fairly straightforward, and

AGCO found workarounds to keep products and customer support flowing. I think many farmers are happy to see the end of UK-EU negotiations and can put actions to their plans; yet they’re still realistic about the changes that lie ahead. The new rules are here and will affect all farm businesses in some form or other, so, if you’ve not already done so, everybody needs to get informed and prepare for the outcomes. Check out the government resources that are in place to support your business at the website. Here are just some of the important actions farmers can take to make sure they are prepared for the changes: • If you import live animals, you need to register for the new Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System to continue importing into Great Britain. • If you export animals and animal products

to the EU, you will need to get an Export Health Certificate and you will also need to register with a new Export Health Certificates system in order to submit applications to continue trading. • Moving plants, fruit and vegetables to and from the EU will require completing a number of checks and documentation. • You may need to comply with new food and drink labelling requirements in order to trade with the EU. Find out more online at The next few months may see challenges as everyone adapts to the new rules but, as a company and for agriculture as a whole, we remain optimistic. Farming is one of the most passionate, sustainable and hardworking sectors, and we have a chance to reflect, gather our thoughts and move on to better things if everyone works together. There will be barriers, but this is an opportunity to make big decisions for ourselves. So, get informed about the effects the new rules will have on your business. Take on expert advice and put plans in place. The agricultural industry under our new relationship with the EU will be as good as we within the agricultural industry make it. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, delivering high-tech solutions for farmers through our equipment and related services. Its products are sold through five core brands: Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, supported by Fuse smart farming solutions. FG

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The Kramer KL36.5 articulated loader was selected by Bedfordshire-based Deepdale Trees and supplied by main dealer Ben Burgess.

Best for the job A Bedfordshire-based tree supplier which has relied on Kramer handlers for more than 21 years has recently invested in its sixth machine. David Williams reports. Deepdale Trees started trading in 1995 and moved to its current base at Potton, near Sandy, two years later. The business specialises in supply of semi-mature ornamental trees from approximately 2–13m tall. More than 500 varieties are stocked, and the site includes 20ha of field-grown trees, and 22ha of container-grown trees and multi stems. Customers range from private landowners, landscaping companies and garden designers including RHS shows, and the trees are sold for establishment anywhere in the UK and in Europe.

Real workhorses A fleet of four Kramer handlers includes two 850 models – capable of lifting 2t, plus a compact 5065 which lifts 1.75t and a new KL36.5 with 2.25t lift capacity. “Our Kramer handlers do most general handling tasks including preparing trees for dispatch, restocking the container unit and moving stock around the site,” explained production director Andrew Fenton. “We also use three telehandlers of another brand and a small articulated loader, but our

Kramer loaders are the real workhorses. The build quality is superb, they are reliable and made from ‘proper metal’, so when we needed a new wheeled loader last year to take over some of the handling carried out by our ageing 850 machines – we didn’t even look at other makes.”

Local dealer Andrew’s previous Kramer loaders were supplied by a dealer from Yorkshire, but John Deere main dealer Ben Burgess, which has a depot only 20 minutes’ drive from Deepdale Trees’ base, also took on the Kramer franchise last year. “We got on well with the previous dealer and were well looked after but, with the Ben Burgess Ellington depot so close, it made sense to use them instead. I asked the advice of the Yorkshire dealer regarding which machine we should purchase and he suggested the KL36.5, and I also had a meeting with Ben Burgess area sales manager Rebecca Harris, and Kramer dealer development manager Andrew Dixon, during which both of them suggested the same machine,”

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said Andrew. “I hadn’t bought from Ben Burgess previously but had heard excellent feedback regarding the service and back-up, so we placed an order and the KL36.5 was delivered in September.” Rebecca added: “It’s compact and manoeuvrable, but still offers great stability and lifting performance, and I had no doubt that it would be ideal for Andrew and the rest of the Deepdale Trees team.”

the attachment at the front is exceptional. “It’s capable too, and easily handles large trees with 1.5–1.6m diameter root balls weighing up to 2t. Like our other Kramers, it lifts what it is supposed to without struggling, and operators feel confident of its abilities which is essential when they sometimes spend most of the day in the driver’s seat.”

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Since its arrival, the KL36.5 has operated with standard fork tines, loading shovels and specially modified attachments including bale clamps for handling trees, and a compost dispenser based on a livestock feeder. “We have many attachments which have been designed and adapted over the years to suit our needs,” explained Andrew. “That is partly why we keep a mixed fleet, as some of the attachments would have to be substantially modified for use with other brands and, as well as the different lift capacities – most machines were selected for particular tasks.”

Asked whether additional Kramer machines will be purchased in future, Andrew confirmed that this is likely. “We don’t have a firm replacement policy but tend to use the newest machines for most of the work, while the older ones provide back-up. We also run tractors and other machinery and prefer to add to our fleet rather than trade in for extra flexibility. Our two Kramer 850 models are seven and eight years old and remain reliable despite having worked more than 700 hours each per year, but they were showing their age which is why the latest machine was purchased. We are more than happy with the KL36.5 as well as the support and interest from Ben Burgess, so we would definitely buy the same again.” FG

High workload The Kramer handlers work approximately 700–800 hours per year. “They are easy to operate and all the users like them,” Andrew continued. “That’s an advantage for us as we have quite a large team as well as a big machinery fleet, so moving between machines has to be easy. The Kramers are extremely stable, have plenty of power and are comfortable and the latest machine is excellent. It has a 30kph transmission which saves time and fuel moving around the site and the air suspension seat ensures a smooth ride. It’s only 1.7m wide, but the cab is spacious, the visibility all around is very good and the view of

Ben Burgess area sales manager Rebecca Harris says that Kramer telehandlers and loaders are ideally suited to a wide range of applications in her trading area.

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Impressive performer Land Rover’s latest Defender has been one of the most eagerly awaited new vehicles of recent years, not least among its potential buyers from the farming community. David Williams tried it out. Few other vehicles offered the same combination of extreme off-roading and load-carrying ability as the iconic Defender, so it’s not surprising that manufacturing continued long after the original design and performance were considered quite outdated. Impressive statistics demonstrate that the all-new Defender, launched in 2020, offers even better go-anywhere capability, but is it too shiny and smart now for a traditional farming role?

The version supplied for the Farmers Guide week-long test was the Defender 110 D240 First Edition.

First impressions The designers have included the old Defender’s iconic curves in the new styling. Sitting in the driver’s seat and looking through the windscreen, the bonnet and wing shapes are very similar to before. Looking from the rear at the back of the vehicle, the roof line is

also familiar and includes the long roofedge windows from station wagon versions. The subtle retro styling works well and, unlike the Discovery 5’s shape, which continues to divide opinions, the latest Defender appealed more as the test week progressed. The interior is well designed, but some aspects of its appearance are pretentious. There is a useful full-width grab handle just below the windscreen, but this obscures vents directly behind

it, so air can only be directed at the handle or upward. The heads of shiny screws attaching the door upholstery are all exposed and, although these aren’t unattractive, leaving them uncovered is obviously to suggest a rugged character. Overall though, the design works well – the Defender’s interior is attractive and functional, and most who inspected the test vehicle were impressed.

Power and performance The 4-cylinder, 2-litre engine is excellent. Fuel economy averaged 32mpg including travel on motorways and at lower speeds on minor roads and farm tracks. There was always plenty of power and the engine was quiet. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, and gear continued over…

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changes were smooth and acceleration was brisk. Unfortunately, the test vehicle didn’t come with a tow bar, but plenty of torque demonstrated while climbing steep slopes suggested that this engine would have no issues coping with a trailer.

Comfort and handling Adjustable air suspension allows the vehicle to be lowered for entering and exiting, and extra-high ride height is available for wading and extreme offroading. Combined with a coil spring arrangement, the suspension works well – the ride was firm but comfortable and the vehicle was extremely surefooted and felt stable on twisty roads. The test vehicle lacked the luxury seating of flagship-specification versions, but the seats were firm and comfortable, and easy to keep clean. Unlike the previous Defenders, there was lots of legroom for a tall driver, and plenty of elbow room too. Previous Defenders were known for poor steering and their lack of manoeuvrability, but the new version couldn’t be more different. The turning radius is as tight as most cars, and the steering is light and predictable. Parking in tight spaces is no longer a problem.

The Defender’s low noise levels surprised everyone who travelled in it during the test week. The engine and transmission are quiet but the absence of wind noise even at high speeds was especially impressive. The test vehicle, with its 4-cylinder engine appeared noticeably quieter than the latest 6-cylinder Discovery 5 models, and just as comfortable.

Off-road It would have been surprising if the new Defender hadn’t impressed offroad, but travel on deep-rutted tracks in very slippery conditions proved that it will easily cope with everything encountered on typical UK farms. Optional Terrain Response 2 was fitted to the test vehicle, allowing the driver to select driving set-up modes from deep ruts to slippery grass and snow. It also has a low range which is ideal for tricky conditions and steep slopes as well as Hill Descent Control. However, although all the modes were selected and tried, automatic mode - allowing the vehicle to choose the best settings for itself, was always adequate.

difficult if opening is restricted due to an obstruction. It is also less convenient than a horizontal opening split tailgate for loading heavy items from pallets as there is only space to handle from one side. A useful feature is adjustable rear suspension. Using a button inside the rear door, the loading height can be reduced, and it also makes it easy to connect a trailer as the towbar height can be raised and lowered to match the hitch.

Verdict The new Defender impressed throughout the test week, with its comfort, practicality and general appeal. The low noise level was a performance highlight, and with the

comfortable seats and smooth rides made the vehicle suitable for long family journeys. It is smarter and more stylish than its predecessor, so farmyard scrapes and dents will show up easily, but the inside is practical and hard wearing and surfaces are easy to wipe clean. Only 3-litre, 6-cylinder engines will be available once stock of 2020 models is exhausted, but the 4-cylinder version tested was powerful and refined. For those trading in the previous Defender the latest version is a logical upgrade, but we would also suggest it as an option for current Discovery owners as it offers similar comfort and accommodation, but added practicality. FG


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Improve moisture management in bales for 2021 season PFC reckons its CropSaver 7 Series application equipment is the ultimate tool to assist your baling operation. The starting point to creating quality bales, says PFC, is the new H2O precision moisture sensor. Providing the operator with accurate moisture and no calibration required, accuracy is at +/- 1 per cent – which the company claims is market-leading – with a moisture reading range of 8–70 per cent. Managing the bales that exceed the 16 per cent moisture safe baling range is easy with the ‘plug and go’ wet bale marker, claims PFC. Spraying a red or blue food grade colour when the operator defined alarm point is reached, bales are easily identified and can be separated for storage. The third piece in the puzzle is the fully automatic application system. The new 7 series CropSaver system is fully integrated with the BigBaler. By utilising the baler onboard sensors in collaboration with the CropSaver’s precision sensors, the baler performance and crop changes are monitored, allowing preservative to be accurately applied as conditions change. CropSaver preservative is safe for the baler at pH6.0 and provides market-leading strength when compared to litres per tonne required. CropSaver allows hay and straw to be baled safely up to 27 per cent for the BigBaler and 30 per cent for the round and conventional baler. As such, PFC believes the 7 Series is the ultimate tool to assist your baling operation – improving customers’ understanding of moisture in crops and allowing you to manage high moisture bales with the wet bale marker or utilising the ultimate bale management applying CropSaver acid with the automatic applicator. FG Baler performance is monitored using the baler onboard sensors in collaboration with the CropSaver’s precise sensors.

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Post driver helps to redefine boundaries Ceres has launched a striking new range of Post Drivers for both tractors and telehandlers, as well as for diggers. The Ceres Striker 295 Post Driver is an extremely capable and precise post knocker, the company says. It features a powerful 295kg free-falling hammer, operated by the unique three-pulley system, which allows superior hammer acceleration while simultaneously keeping a balanced and even load on the extending mast. The marine double braid 22mm rope, combined with the lightweight pulleys with central bearings,

maximises the kinetic energy from the rope, for rapid weight acceleration – allowing the hammer’s momentum to increase the upstroke for a greater chance of reaching terminal velocity on its free-fall to the post cap. The extending mast gives the hammer ample space above the post cap, even when the post cap is fully raised, with other benefits being a lower centre of gravity and reduced height for transport, as well as giving

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Cost-effective and labour saving Jono Smales (pictured) says his Spapperi mechanical inter-plant weeder is proving a cost-effective solution for weeding the 110,000 pumpkins grown annually by Wiltshire-based PD Smales & Son.

An inter-plant weeder with manual control has revolutionised pumpkin weeding for a large Wiltshire grower. David Williams reports. “We wanted to move away from chemical weed control, plus the time and expense of manual hoeing,” explained Jono Smales, “and the Spapperi mechanical weeder is

proving an ideal solution.” Trading as PD Smales & Son, the Smales family has a 180-head dairy herd, of which 160 cows are milking, and supplies farm-

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Avoiding herbicides Approximately 150,000 pumpkins are grown each year, and ensuring they remain in peak condition means the growing area has to be kept weed-free. “We used to use residual herbicides, but these were very expensive and often

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Labour intensive Hand hoeing was time consuming, and the average work rate for a team of 12 people was approximately 1.6ha per day. Jono considered purchasing a robotic weeder, but this was impractical for several reasons. “For lettuces and similar crops grown on a large scale, investment in an automatic weeder can be justified, especially where the same area of field produces three or four crops per year. But pumpkins are planted a metre apart and we only have a single crop with a growing season of four months, so we had to find a cheaper solution.”

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mount on the tractor’s rear linkage and are driven by a PTO-powered hydraulic pump. Carried on a toolbar, each weeder module consists of a pair of hydraulic-driven rotary weeding heads mounted side-by-side, and controlled by an operator seated at the rear. The two heads pass either side of the plant row, and the operator uses a handcontrolled hydraulic linkage

to swing each head in and out to remove the weeds between each plant. Jono was so impressed that he ordered a two-module version in time for the 2020 growing season, without needing to look at other options.

Keen operators “Finding staff isn’t usually a problem for us, but finding people who enjoy

hand hoeing is more of a struggle,” commented Jono. “However, sitting on the machine and operating the weeding heads is a lot more enjoyable and less physically tiring. “Being manually controlled means it is only as good as the people sitting on it, and accurate control is essential. We have two operators who work together on it most of the time, and they achieve very accurate performance. Rather than miss weeds, I would rather see the odd pumpkin removed accidentally, as that means the operators are working as close as they can to the plants. I always allow for losses when seeding the crop, so that we know we have enough to supply our regular customers.”

Reduced labour Jono said that the work rate achieved by two operators on the weeder plus a tractor driver is 1.6ha/day, the same as 12 people using hand hoes. “It’s a much better system, and because it’s less labour intensive it means the other nine

people can be doing other work. “Weather is an issue, so if it is too wet we have to stop weeding, but that is no different to when we have people hand hoeing,” he added.

No electronics The Spaperri weeder design is simple and Jono said a big attraction is the lack of electronics and computer software. There is very little maintenance apart from routine greasing, and the ground engaging tines are cheap but last well – Jono estimates that three sets will last two seasons. “Every part of the machine is simple and because it is fully mechanical it’s easy to find faults if they occur,” he said. “It’s been extremely reliable, but if it does go wrong I know it can be fixed easily on the farm. It’s a really practical tool.” Asked whether he would select the same machine again, Jono says he has no doubts that he bought the right tool. “It’s been reliable, it was only a sixth of the price of a fully automatic robotic weeder, and the team of three needed to weed pumpkins now are four times as efficient as before.” FG


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Choose the specification to suit required tasks All five MF 5S Series tractors are available with the choice of Essential, Efficient or Exclusive specifications. These packages include a range of performance and comfort enhancing features to suit a range of applications. Typical equipment variations include hydraulic pump output, spool valve control, AutoDrive, joystick controls and cab suspension. Exclusive models are ‘fully loaded’ including, among other options, 110-litre/min hydraulics with up to eight electric spool valves, hydraulic joystick, Multipad

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Driving on-farm productivity with modern machinery and technology

Digital technologies are now being enthusiastically adopted by livestock and arable farms alike, as they seek to drive down costs, reduce manpower demands and make informed management decisions. John Waugh, Carr’s Billington general manager of Annan Countrystore, reflects on the changes during his time selling farm machinery. Labour-saving Technology is playing an increasingly important role in driving on-farm efficiency, whilst reducing labour times, but it’s not all about saving costs and making better decisions, John says. “Some younger farmers want a better work-life balance in their agricultural careers and digital technologies of all kinds can help.� Increasingly commonplace technologies include labour-saving robots to push up silage and GPSbased auto steering on tractors, sprayers etc, which improve accuracy and precision, as well as making field work less tiring. In addition, precision application of fertiliser and sprays can help reduce the use of pesticides and fertilisers through a more targeted approach. One such system, MF Guide, is available on the Massey Ferguson tractors that Carr’s Billington now supplies exclusively across an expanded territory covering southeast and southwest Scotland, in addition to its regional UK branches.

It can tap into several satellite guidance and signal correction services to provide bout-matching accuracy levels appropriate for the work being done, and also use the system to regulate spraying or spreading width to minimise overapplication, a system that can save as much as 5–8 per cent of inputs, or provide variable rates of inputs. “We’re also seeing this technology being used by farmers and contractors operating umbilical slurry and digestate applicators to accurately match working widths and to vary the application rate,� says John.

Reaching new levels of technology With the new generation Massey Ferguson 5S and 8S tractors, Carr’s Billington is supplying machines with new levels of digital technology and remote connectivity, such as Isobus control of implements and telemetry for collecting and recording data.


“The Datatronic 5 system that monitors all tractor functions and logs fuel usage is pre-loaded with MF TaskDoc software that creates field records of work done, including as-applied maps for inputs such as sprays and fertilisers that are then uploaded to computer-based farm records,� explains John. “The telemetry side of things keeps owners up-to-date with

margins by investing in up-to-date machinery, and improved technology. Sitting 750–1,000ft above sea level near Askham, Penrith, dairy and sheep farmer Malcolm Errington (pictured below) has done just that by improving milk production through the technology capabilities of his new diet feeder. Milking just over 200 Holstein Friesians, he says production has gone from an average of 6,500 litres to just short of 10,000 litres in just under 15 years, with herd output rising from 1.1–2.1m litres with only a handful of additional cows. “We’ve not focused on chasing milk but on feeding a healthy, balanced diet that suits the cows; together with improved housing for better animal welfare, the milk has come along,� he says. The BvL diet feeder sourced from Carr’s Billington does a good job, he adds, and has played a big part in helping them achieve these numbers. “It makes a better mix than a previous machine, with well chopped forage and a mix that is better presented to the cow. “The BvL doesn’t tire the ration; it doesn’t ball it up but keeps the mix on


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the looser side and makes it nicer for the cow to eat.� Supporting this latest technology, the farm also employs Carr’s Billington’s nutrition advice service, which uses DietCheck software for dairy ration planning alongside forage analysis, dairy costings and Herd Performance Review monitoring lactation graphs and production profiling. With Malcolm preparing to retire this year, after a career in agriculture spanning over 40 years, he has seen technology move from strength to strength, which has allowed UK agriculture to evolve at pace. “Farming is a very different world now compared to when I started 40 years ago. These new technologies have improved productivity capabilities for a huge number of farmers, but have also enabled a significant reduction in manual labour which is hugely important for the sector.� FG

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Factory extension increases capacity At the end of 2018, ScanStone moved its assembly line into a new state-of-the-art building, complete with air-sourced underfloor heating and all the necessary tools and lifting gear – and further expansion is underway. Added capacity has allowed the development and construction of increased product ranges, particularly in the vegetable harvesting line – with ScanStone bringing to the market this year its very own haulm topper range, which includes a front-mounted

version which can be coupled with a rear-mounted machine giving a 3-bed topper, or the front piece can be easily adapted to go on the rear of the tractor for single bed topping. No guards or belts need to be changed, unlike other machines – the ScanStone needs only the

gearbox to be flipped and it is good to go, the company says. Following this successful expansion, further construction work has begun at ScanStone’s main site outside Forfar, in Eastern Scotland. Work on an additional paint drying facility, adjacent to the painting and shotblasting area of the factory, is due to be completed in spring 2021. With underfloor heating being installed and eventually an automated carrying rail, parts can be painted and dried within 24 hours, even during

periods of colder weather. Covid-19 restrictions have also called for additional staffroom area and canteens to be spaced out further – in answer, the company has invested in a 300m² first-floor mezzanine for canteen space, which will also offer a training area. ScanStone commented it believes training is paramount for optimisation of production techniques and machine capacity when at work in the field. The training facility will have capacity continued over…

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to include personnel training, driver training and service training – all headed up by senior members of ScanStone. The most recent building will also include a service workshop which will be fit for overhauling second-hand machines to give buyers an excellent value-formoney product with the option of a warranty and also for in- and out-of-season repairs. William Skea, the front man of the ScanStone organisation, commented: “Our local customers in the Angus, Aberdeenshire, Perthshire and Mearns areas often road their machines directly to the ScanStone factory, resting assured in the knowledge that the experts will sort the problem first time and be guaranteed to have all the parts available there and then to complete the job.” This model is being rolled out and replicated across five newlyestablished ScanStone-owned depots across the UK and Europe – including the latest introduction of ScanStone France in Cheppy, Picardie, Northern France. Other

depots include Brigg, Lakenheath and Kilkeel. The new assembly hall of 2018 cost the company around £300k and the building under construction now is another £300k. The firm said: “Although these investments are of significant magnitude, and particularly when they are in close succession like this, we want to give our customers and staff the best experiences and the best services. This can only be done by making investments in infrastructure, as the number of machines working on the ground

each year is always increasing. Typically, a destoner or any of our product line requires parts and service back up when it is being used, it is not really a one-off purchase for the farmer. “ScanStone has seen revenue


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Hire company and manufacturer goes from strength to strength As a hire company, manufacturer and dealership, Suffolk-based Agri-Hire has many strings to its bow. We caught up with general manager Ben Clowes to find out how the business has evolved over the past 35 years. Agri-Hire has close ties with Farmers Guide, as the magazine’s founder Doug Potts helped to launch the business in 1986 with local farmer Tony Clowes. Now solely owned by Tim Hubert, the business began as a hire company in East Anglia, predominantly for muck spreaders, but has evolved to manufacture its own muck spreaders,

trailers and the Hubert plough – which are sold worldwide. Among its most popular machines are the vertical beaters, though the popularity of different sizes varies year by year. Over time, the company also developed into a dealership, stocking Mzuri, Weidemann, Sealey, Dickies, Hoggs of Fife and many more.

As a hire company, it has specialist insight into what farmers need. If a machine is not working in the way the customer wants, this informs R&D for Agri-Hire’s own machines. Reliability and maximum output are key to the company’s range. It also has a specialist hydraulic hose division – Agri-hose Hydraulics – for its immediate area near Ipswich, as well as specialising in PTO transmissions nationally. Agri-Hire recently invested in new CNC milling machines and lathes to complement its manufacturing

and precision engineering work – enabling it to build to the customer’s requirements, or design, build and fabricate in-house bespoke projects. Having been a Dowdeswell dealer for many years, when Dowdeswell ceased trading, Agri-Hire took up the mantel, beginning by producing its own beams and H-Links to work with genuine Dowdeswell parts, to now manufacturing the complete machine in-house – including headstocks, legs, leg holders and frogs, as well as the complete spare parts and wearing metal range. The company also has a new Magnum, 50m3 triple-axle muck spreader due to come out early this year. FG

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Boost colostrum quality to protect calves from scour Unfortunately, the UK farming industry is still losing too many calves to scours; it remains the most common cause of death in young, pre-weaned cattle. MSD ruminant veterinary adviser Dr Kat Baxter-Smith explains the key to better control. According to MSD Animal Health’s latest national youngstock survey (spring 2020), 80 per cent of more than 300 farmers surveyed said they had experienced scour in their calves during the last 12 months, and 50 per cent of farms had suffered mortalities. On dairy farms, calf deaths due to scour had been seen by more than 65 per cent of units. The cost of treating scour is estimated to be £57.94 per calf affected1, but this figure doesn’t include the longer-term financial impact associated with a depression in growth rates and lifetime productivity. It’s important to appreciate too that treatment with antibiotics and other remedies is rarely effective against most causes of infectious scour.

Dr Baxter-Smith explains that the key to better control of infectious calf scour lies in immunity-led disease prevention, supported by good management and hygiene. “Practically, this means giving dry cows a vaccine to boost dam colostrum quality pre-calving – and then feeding enough of this fortified feed to newborn calves,” she says. “Calves are most at risk from infectious scours during the first 3–4 weeks of life and need a source of continuous protection – through passive transfer of antibodies in the colostrum – to keep them healthy. On many units, normal colostrum may not provide enough antibodies. “However, vaccination of the calf’s mother with Bovilis Rotavec Corona between 12 and three weeks before calving boosts colostrum quality, allowing you to feed high levels of antibodies against rotavirus, coronavirus and E.coli F5 (K99) in early life. “To ensure this passive transfer of antibodies from the dam to calves, four litres of colostrum (or at least 10 per cent of calf body weight) containing 50g/litre of IgG antibodies should be fed within the first four hours of birth. This should be followed by two additional litres within 12 hours of birth. For calves left on the cow, this requires approximately 20 minutes of continuous suckling,” Dr Baxter-Smith says.

Dr Kat Baxter-Smith says that the key to better control of infectious calf scour lies in immunity-led disease prevention supported by good management and hygiene.

Increased usage flexibility The Bovilis Rotavec Corona from MSD Animal Health has recently been licensed for use up to 28 days after the first opening of the immediate packaging. The previous license meant the product needed to be used within eight hours of opening. For producers taking an immunityled approach to their herd health programmes, this extended shelf life will mean greater flexibility in preventing infectious scours on many calf units and will help reduce any unnecessary wastage of vaccine on farm. Bovilis Rotavec Corona is used for the active immunisation of pregnant cows and heifers, 12–3 weeks precalving, to raise antibodies against rotavirus, coronavirus and E. coli F5 (K99). Calves gain protection by drinking the fortified colostrum from their vaccinated mothers.

Vaccine storage and administration To maintain the efficacy of the Bovilis Rotavec Corona vaccine, it must be stored properly – upright and

refrigerated (at 2–8°C) before and after broaching, and after first use. A broached vial will be able to be used once more during the next 28 days after the first vaccination event and then discarded. Vaccination equipment such as needles and syringes should be sterilised. Use of a multi-dose syringe to minimise vaccine contamination and excessive broaching is recommended. MSD Animal Health says that vaccine vials should still be shaken well before use. The injection should be made through an area of clean, dry skin with precautions taken against contamination. Taking steps to prevent youngstock illness is critical to the long-term productivity of that animal and your business. For more information on how vaccination can be used to prevent scour and other youngstock diseases – and the detail on the correct fridge storage protocols for animal medicines – please contact your usual animal health product adviser. FG


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Thakeham Farms saw positive results for bulk milk production and quality after introducing the NovaPro blend.

SRUC removed soya from three herds, including the 200cow Langhill Research Herd at Crichton Royal Farm.

Dairy diets: Should we go soya-free? Soya sustainability is a growing concern among retailers, with M&S and Waitrose already banning soya feed from their milk supply pools. As dairy farmers seek out alternatives that do not compromise cow health and performance, protected rapemeal could hold the key. Sarah Kidby reports. Concerns over soya and its established links with deforestation have never been higher. Although sustainable certification can be procured, it is difficult to verify and monitor, so other retailers are likely to phase it out. It is also worth noting that tightening global supplies of soya have driven prices to a margin-compromising level. Moving away from soya rations could, therefore, bring environmental and economic benefits, but what are the alternatives and how do they impact productivity?

‘No change in milk output’ SAC Consulting’s dairy consultant Lorna MacPherson, says farmers should not be afraid to remove soya from their rations, as there is now plenty of evidence to suggest protected rapemeal is a viable alternative, and can be used without damaging milk

yields or quality. In a trial last year, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) removed soya from the total mixed ration of three of its dairy herds, including both milking and dry cows. New diets were formulated with more rapemeal and distillers wheat dark grains, with protected rape expeller (NovaPro) to provide quality bypass protein. Soya hulls were also replaced with sugar beet pulp and palm kernel to maintain NDF levels. “We monitored output over three months with our data showing that there wasn’t much change in milk output or milk composition after excluding soya from their diet,” Lorna explains.

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M&S supplier Thakeham Farms, in West Sussex, also trialled NovaPro for its 225head, 10,000-litre Holstein cows, when

it became clear that M&S planned to remove soya from the ration. An initial trial showed positive results for bulk milk production, which rose approximately 1 litre after NovaPro was introduced. Milk quality kgs showed a similar trend. Averages from the three recordings before, during and after the NovaPro feeding period were: 1.400, 1.403 and 1.375 kg/d of fat and 1.120, 1.140, 1.124 kg/d of protein. Herd manager Richard Salsbury says: “We had reservations we were going to potentially have a drop in yield, condition or fertility, but those fears were really alleviated so we were quite happy to progress with the product.” When M&S made it mandatory to remove soya from the ration, Richard says they had “no reservations” in choosing NovaPro after the trials.

which increases the level of rumen bypass protein. According to Yelo this process, coupled with NovaPro’s higher energy content, gives it the edge over many competitors and helps to explain the improved milk performance over soya-based rations. Protected ruminant proteins work by increasing the bypass protein, lowering its digestibility in the rumen and increasing the proportion that passes intact, to be digested in the small intestine. This increases the availability of the essential amino acids lysine and methionine to the small intestine. These two amino acids are both present in rape-

based protein feeds at levels better matched for milk protein production than soya. Yelo is currently undergoing a detailed carbon life-cycle analysis on its products. Its facility is supplied by its own renewable heat and power, using UK-sourced, low-grade biomass residues or clean recycled wood chip derived from used wooden pallets. The wood sugar used in the process is a co-product from the wood pulping industry and for every tree used, three are replanted. Yelo says the environmental footprint of rape cake has around 60–70 per cent of the impact of soya.

Case study: Thakeham Farms

What is NovaPro? NovaPro is produced at Yelo’s state-of-the-art rapeseed expelling facility in Warwickshire. It uses 100 per cent UK-grown oilseed rape in its manufacturing process, supporting British farmers and reducing food miles. While many protected rapemeal diets are available, NovaPro uses heat and mechanical presses to squeeze oil from the rapeseed, creating a high energy rape expeller – rather than producing rapemeal with hexane solvent extraction. The residual cake is treated using a unique patented process with Xylig, a wood extract rich in Xylose,

He adds: “I would definitely recommend NovaPro to any farmers; we have a massive pressure on us as an industry to make ourselves more sustainable and try and make our carbon footprint that bit smaller.”

An opportunity While retailers are increasingly concerned with the deforestation impacts of soya, some lobby groups are urging consumers to abandon dairy milk in favour of alternative ‘mylks’, including soya. Often unfairly touted as ‘bad for the planet’, dairy milk was recently found to be better for the environment than soya alternatives. A study by the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) found that 85 litres of milk is produced in the UK for every kilo of soya bean meal consumed by dairy cows – whereas no more than 7.5 litres of soya drink are produced from a kilo of whole soya beans. Drinking milk from cows in the UK therefore uses 11 times less soya than consuming drinks made directly from soya. The study found that dairy milk’s environmental impact could be reduced still further if alternative sources of protein were used for livestock feed, or if consumers chose milk from grass-fed cows. While soya production does not always result in vast areas of rainforest being cleared, it has to travel thousands of miles on vast, oceangoing vessels to reach our shores. With a growing environmental lobby, bold ambitions from retailers and rising soya prices, moving to soya alternatives could bring opportunities for Britain’s dairy farmers. FG

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Navigate quantifies temperature differences in the top and middle of the clamp to highlight fermentation losses and identify spoilage.

How to cut waste and boost your profits

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With farmers facing more challenges and uncertainty than they’ve seen in decades, it has never been more important to control the things we can control. Farmers Guide spoke to Alltech’s Bob Kendal about the free farm assessment that could save you tens of thousands of pounds. On an average UK dairy farm, it is estimated that losses from waste occurring across the whole feed process, in particular feed efficiency, health and fertility, can rack up to a significant £78,000 a year. Feed is the largest variable cost for dairy farmers, with an average 1,500,000-litre herd’s expenditure coming to around £230,000 a year – 60 per cent of the farm’s costs. Alltech research suggests 25–45 per cent, or £261 per cow per annum, of this is wasted or under-utilised between the field and the bulk tank, which north region sales manager Bob

greater savings over a longer period. Alltech Navigate is unique in that it addresses feed wastage and utilisation across the entire feed system, Mr Kendal states, considering the process in four key stages, including: in the field; during storage; at feed-out; and inside the cow. When looking at the cow, Alltech specialists consider her environment, rumen function, health and fertility. An average farm scenario with 241 cows, producing 8,000 litres a year at a feed rate of 0.45kg feed/litre, has seen 19 fewer culls, feed purchases reduced by 99, and milk yields increased by 287-litres/cow/year following correct

The free Alltech Navigate assessment is designed to look at waste across the whole farm and put a financial figure on it. Kendal points out is unsustainable, both financially and environmentally. The zero-fee Alltech Navigate assessment is designed to look at the whole feeding process on farm and put a financial figure on it – giving farmers a personalised report highlighting money-saving opportunities and providing practical advice. Farmers can then use the data to direct their investment choices in a more informed way. Action recommendations may be low-cost, easily executed and possible within a short timescale. Even small steps, when combined, may lead to significant improvements to the bottom line. Other recommendations may be more expensive, but lead to

implementation of the Alltech Navigate. This could result in a 5.78 per cent reduction in emissions compared to the baseline figure. There would be savings of 10,488t of co2e over the group per year, which could offset the emissions of four average dairy farms – equating to 4,748 cars off the road each year, or 1,323 fewer flights around the world. This is not based on feeding particular products or making substantial investments, Mr Kendal explains, but instead reducing waste and improving efficiency and sustainability. Water provision is among the most common pinchpoints seen on farms, but is a quick and easy way to improve feed efficiency. Alltech Navigate aims

for 10cm per cow but the majority of farms do not provide that, Mr Kendal says. Mycotoxins are another key issue. “Feed efficiency is generally the biggest financial opportunity,” Mr Kendal says. “We can look at averages and our targets and use the farmer’s own milk price and feed cost to show the financial benefit of improving feed efficiency – and that’s the biggest financial benefit in most cases.” Alltech Navigate places a lot of focus on making more from homegrown feed, measuring physical waste, quantifying temperature differences in the top and middle of the clamp to highlight fermentation losses and identify spoilage. Assessors can turn this temperature difference into an energy value, then a milk value, then a monetary value. They can also demonstrate how well compacted the silage is from the middle of the clamp to the top and the shoulders, so farmers can gain an insight into wastage in those areas. Having looked at storage, feed-out is assessed. This includes considering factors such as feeding troughs space and set-up, feed sorting or rejections, the number of times feed is pushed up a day, how accurately the ration is

loaded, chopped and mixed. Finally, the on-farm assessment explores the cow’s environment and her behaviour including lying and milling space, evidence of abrasions, air quality and light levels – as well as the consistency of muck across the group. Recommendations generally do not involve significant changes to the farm or substantial investments – savings can be made through steps as simple as adding another water trough, adding a live yeast to the diet or taking a few steps to get on top of mycotoxins. As the farming industry faces growing challenges – ranging from Covid-19, Brexit, rising pressure to reduce environmental impacts, and extreme weather – Alltech Navigate offers farmers a simple, practical way to make significant savings, without putting a large dent in their bank balance. For those looking to try the free assessment, it involves filling in a form with details of health, fertility, cow performance and feed details, plus your targets. A contactless site visit will be carried out before producing a personalised report. For further information visit: en-gb/alltech-navigate FG

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In the field: Ted quickly for a rapid wilt At the clamp: Cover the clamp in touching tyres to keep air out At feed out: Ensure 65cm feed space per cow and push feed up six times a day Cow environment: Ensure 10cm of water per cow and 90cm of lunge space Cow health: Minerals should be in the protected form Fertility: Ensure 2,560 LUX of light/day Rumen function: Feed live yeast to improve feed efficiency.

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New mineral range for alkalised ruminant diets FiveF Alka Limited has launched a range of bespoke mineral supplements, formulated specifically to complement alkalised ruminant rations including Alkagrain or Alkalage. All the new in-feed Alkaboost minerals contain additional sulphur to help ruminant livestock utilise the excess non protein nitrogen (NPN) produced in the rumen by alkalised diets. The range includes bespoke formulations for various dairy and beef rations, a mineral specifically for growing lambs and a specialist Alkaboost product that combines the inorganic

supplementary elements with a high purity yeast culture and micro-encapsulated plants and spices. Rob Smith from FiveF Alka said: “Alkaboost Lamb also includes increased levels of selenium, vitamin E and additional iron to support immune function, muscle development and rapid growth. This is recommended for lambs being finished on a high cereal content alkalised ration. Feeding rate is 15–20g per head per day. “Specialist new Alkaboost plus Rummisentials has been shown to be particularly complementary for alkalised diets. The addition of a yeast culture and non-medicated plant spices helps to improve rumen pH regulation and increase propionic acid production, which together boost intake and available energy. The plant spices also help to increase protein availability from the ration.” The dairy and beef minerals should be fed at the rate of 100–150g per day. Farmers making alkalised rations should talk to their usual merchant about supplementation using the Alkaboost minerals. FG



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Optimising your milk yields As farmers face the most complex blend of challenges seen in decades, it has perhaps never been more important to optimise productivity and efficiency. With this in mind, Provita technical adviser George Shaw explains how to boost milk yields and reveals the results of a 2020 sample analysis.

Provita Animal Health has developed a range of products for cows and calves to optimise milk yield and profitability. The company says its constant innovation will ensure further advances in the production of animal health products that will improve animal welfare and performance naturally. Provita products are designed to supply approved additives in optimum levels and in the correct ratio, to help ensure maximum productivity from livestock.

A vital boost for freshly-calved cows Rapid recovery for freshly-calved cows is vital for their health and farmers’ profits. Provita Vital Boost can increase average milk yield by over three litres per day. The fresh cow period is one of the most challenging times in a cow’s lactation. Proactively offering Vital Boost within the first hour after calving helps the transition into early high milk production and the prevention of issues associated with elevated stress levels and immune suppression. Vital Boost’s complex formulation focuses on the needs of freshly calved cows, reducing the incidence of clinical and subclinical effects for a speedier recovery post calving. This energising drink will also increase appetite so that early feed intakes are stimulated to further enhance early lactation production. This is confirmed by preliminary in-house studies showing an average milk yield increase of 3.3 litres at 60 DIM (days in milk) and 62 per cent conception rate at first service for cows/heifers.

Managing downer cows Much has been written and said over recent years about the need to manage the dry cow properly,

and particularly with regards to mineral intakes during the weeks leading up to calving. Even on farms where the highest standards of dry cow management are practiced, cows still can become recumbent and low blood phosphate levels can be a key contributor. Along with calcium infusion, Provita BoviPhos, with its easy-to-use bottle, makes it effortless to administer to help rectify such situations. It contains phosphate salts that are readily absorbed within one hour and with added controlled release properties for a maximum sof six hours. BoviPhos also contains slow-release calcium, in correct mineral ratios to phosphorous, to prevent rebound episodes and assist quicker recovery.

“Pleasing” results for silage inoculant Farmers have the ability to control forage quality, albeit except for weather conditions, therefore good attention to detail at an early stage in the season will pay dividends when it comes around to feeding later in the year. Making positive gains in dry matter, energy, protein, stability etc, will accumulate to a better overall forage and generate more milk or weight gain from forage – key performance indicators for improving farm profitability. Provance 2020 sample results were very pleasing, Provita has revealed. Provance silage inoculant is a unique formulation combining EU approved and UFAS approved lactic and acetic acid bacterial strains. Performance benefits include +1 litre of milk per cow per day and up to +30 per cent better growth rates. Better fermentation is confirmed with 46 per cent more sugar, 33 per cent less ammonia and double stability time at feed out. (Source: EU reg data and in-house data). Provita’s research and development team has improved Provance formulation so that its shelf life is extended to up to 24 months. Provita guarantees that when the product is stored correctly, the high inclusion levels of 1.2million cfu/g, will be maintained throughout the new extended shelf-life and this will be reflected in consistently achieving the proven efficacy results.

Better calf health, better future performance Calves are an expensive commodity nowadays. To successfully rear healthy calves, prevention of disease is a better financial bet than fire-fighting clinical outbreaks. Boosting of the general immune system together with avoidance of calf scour and calf pneumonia are of paramount importance to avoid negative financial impacts. To ensure maximum weights at weaning, those two calfhood diseases must be avoided at all costs, as it has been demonstrated that preweaning scour and pneumonia reduces future performance and milk production. The advice would be to get in early with a healthy holistic product like a proven probiotic to help the animal to help itself, by establishing optimal gut health and maximising immune protection. Protect POM-VPS has been proven to do just that with data to show an 83 per cent reduction in calf scour incidence, 50 per cent less pneumonia cases and almost 10 per cent liveweight gain increase over untreated controls. Therefore, by sustaining a healthier calf performance, for example in replacements, dairy producers are less likely to suffer setbacks. Heifers that avoid clinical cases of scour or pneumonia are more likely to achieve liveweight gain targets and maturity for bulling, plus realise their potential milk yields in those initial lactations. For more information contact George on or 07841 926219. FG *References available on request.

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A clear path to improving UK grass yields over straight N delivering average gains of 23 per cent in silage and 20 per cent in grazing. Many trials suggest a 1.5t/ha dry matter lift should be possible in silage through nutrition management, Mark says, but the results demonstrate a 1t/ha improvement should be easily achievable in most grassland-based businesses. In terms of silage, forage of 11.5 MJ ME/kg will yield 11,500 MJ ME for every extra tonne of dry matter, Mark explains. If 75 per cent of that makes it from field to cow, that’s 8,600 MJ ME. Well managed grazing should see 85 per cent of the energy finding its way into your cows, and at 12.0 MJ ME/kg, that’s 10,200 MJ ME. The energy taken to make milk is generally 5.4 MJ ME per litre, so yields of 15 per cent in silage and 8 the extra 8,600 MJ from silage would per cent in grazing. If you add Sulphur potentially produce 1,590 litres of into the equation, the results are even milk and the 10,200 MJ from grazing more impressive. would yield Other UK an extra 1,890 trials support The results litres. For meat this, with 21 per demonstrate a 1t/ha production, the cent more grass extra energy when using AN improvement should from the silage over urea, and be easily achievable. would produce using Sulphur

Targeting an extra 1t/ha dry matter of grass is an achievable aim for most dairy and livestock businesses, and one that could make a huge difference to their production and financial performance, says Mark Garrett of CF Fertilisers. Aiming to produce as much grass as possible is the most important management decision you can make to protect yourself from feed market fluctuations, weather variability and the threat of low forage reserves, Mark believes. Reaseheath College trials over three years demonstrated that increased NfUE from Nitram AN over urea results in improvements in DM

180kg of liveweight gain or 215kg in a grazing situation. Jim Juby of Horizon Seeds believes regular reseeding can also help dairy and livestock producers get the most out of their grassland. He recommends taking a risk management approach and investing wisely in inputs. There are some basic questions you need to ask to ensure you choose the right varieties, he says. Mixes are much more robust than single species varieties and have a greater resilience to disease threats, as well as better ability to cope with diverse growing conditions. A good starting point is to make sure all varieties in a mix are in the current Recommended List. “Understanding what is in your mix will also help you establish what the likely milk yield you can expect from your grass and allow comparison of different options to be made. “A good quality silage ley should be capable of producing 18–20t DM/ ha and a grazing ley should be not too far behind this. This is worth around £2,000/ha, with 25–30 per cent DM silage worth £110/t DM and a yield of 18t/ha.” FG



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Spring nitrogen – that vital first application One of the most important factors affecting spring grass growth on farms is the timing and quantity of the first spring nitrogen (N) fertiliser application. Yara UK country grassland agronomist Philip Cosgrave reports. The high value associated with grass availability in early spring for grazing means that, however modest any increase in grass growth might be, it can be a big help to balance the overall feed requirement of livestock. Silage crops also require improved spring N management to optimise first cut yields and quality, particularly on multi-cut systems. So how can you be sure to get it right?

Spring N for grazing There’s always an element of debate around the right approach to spring N management. As a rule of thumb, the timing of the first N application should coincide with soil temperatures reaching 5–6ºC at a soil depth of 10cm. A favourable weather forecast and good field conditions are also necessary when making this decision to spread. For this first N application, Yara

recommends using a product with sulphur, such as YaraBela Nutri Booster at a rate of 20–23 units N/acre. The second application should aim to deliver 40–45 units and be timed to take advantage of improving growing conditions in early April. These rates are appropriate for newer swards with high perennial ryegrass content.

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Spring N for silage Timely N and sulphur applications for first cut silage are important, especially for those planning to cut early. Anything we can do to boost grass growth in early spring, results in more growing days and greater leaf area to take advantage of the longer days and improving growing conditions in April. For first cut silage, we should aim for a total N rate of 100 units/ acre. It is essential to account for the available N in spring slurry applications when calculating your first cut fertiliser requirement. We can use the following simple example to calculate the bagged N rate for a first cut with slurry. Three-thousand gallons of cattle slurry applied by trailing shoe, contributes 27 units of available N. This leaves a bagged N requirement of 73 units/acre (148kg/acre of YaraBela Nutri Booster), and we would plan to have this N applied six weeks before cutting. For more advice on N applications for grassland, search ‘Yara grassland’ or visit FG

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Q&A: Poultry Housing This issue, we asked Vencomatic UK technical director Ben McGill about four of the biggest poultry housing challenges – and their solutions.

Best practice for colostrum feeding It goes without saying that poor colostrum intake and low IgG absorption predisposes calves to disease and slow growth, whilst reducing efficiency for farmers. Working with vets and nutritionists, Vetsonic discovered a gap in the market for quality colostrum and went on to develop Immucol calf products, followed by the Immucol lamb range. Bianca Theeruth, technology application specialist (calf and heifer) for Cargill, which manufactures Immucol, offers some targets for colostrum feeding:

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Immucol Calf Colostrum (supplement) is fed in addition to maternal colostrum, while Immucol Calf Platinum (replacer) is fed in place of maternal colostrum when necessary. It contains natural bovine colostrum and includes digestible oils, allowing for quick energy to be released from medium chain fatty acids and used directly by the calf. Egg powder provides immune supporting proteins at a critical time in the calf’s life and it is guaranteed TB, EBL, IBR and Johne’s free. Vetsonic says it offers an optimal combination of technology, IgG source, packaging, ease of use, biosecurity, convenience, quick mixing and adherence to protocols. FG

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Spring bull sale goes online For the first time, the Ervie Hereford spring bull sale will be live streamed, offering online and ringside bids on 44 Herefords and six Aberdeen Angus bulls. Rosie Hotchkiss, daughter of Ervie Herefords owner John Douglas, lives on a South Dakota ranch and hosts online livestock sales throughout the Midwest USA via The Livestock Link public portal. For the past few years, Rosie and her three UK-based sisters Ellen, Olivia and Kristina have been producing bull, cow and ram videos for the portal. Now, at a time when it is harder than ever to attend livestock auctions, the sisters are offering this service to UK farmers and auction firms. In November, Ervie Herefords

celebrated its 50th anniversary with a highly successful sale of just over 100 cows, 31 of which were sold in an online-only auction, with cows averaging almost £2,100. Following on from this, for the spring sale, bulls will be penned for inspection from 10:30am on the day of the auction (11th February), which is being held at the farm in Stranraer, Scotland. Ervie Herefords has a reputation for sound feet, high fertility and moderate birthweights, as well as bulls being easy to handle and naturally reared for a long and fertile breeding life. The Douglas girls can be contacted via the Ervie Herefords Facebook page or for more information on the auction visit: FG

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Keel bone fractures Birds exploring their surroundings can occasionally damage keel bones, particularly on multi-tier systems, which affects health and therefore productivity. Vencomatic UK installs Welfare Ramps and Step-On tubes, and tailors the perch placement to support natural bird movement around the system, reducing the chance of injury.

Injurious pecking Aggressive pecking can be heightened by boredom and stress. Consequences vary in severity but include feather loss, wounds, pain, increased mortality, and increased disease. This, in turn, affects welfare and productivity. The Pecking Pan is an environmental enrichment product with multiple benefits. It encourages non-injurious pecking and natural beak blunting, and is an additional source of calcium. A two-year MSc study by the University of Bristol found that ‘pecking pans for chicks/pullets can provide a long-lasting environment enrichment which may reduce injurious pecking, reduce plumage damage and enhance bird welfare’. This is especially essential during the avian flu Housing Order.

Aftercare and quality When choosing the right housing system or assessing upgrades, it is important to not only invest in your equipment, but your supplier too. Consideration of warranty, breakdown cover and the customer care team are essential. Vencomatic prides itself on customer care, with farmers at the forefront of all it does. The company says it has an unrivalled service record, extended flock warranty and a nationwide team of engineers. In addition, it ensures longevity of its systems with Magnelis galvanised steel.

Ammonia reduction and net zero target With the NFU’s 2040 Net Zero target, farmers are assessing their renewable energy options. The Eco Unit, designed by Vencomatic, is a multi-functional air-to-air heat exchanger, with additional heating and cooling options. This maintains even house temperatures all year round, reducing ammonia, dust and CO2 emissions with the potential to improve FCR. Additionally, the company’s new energy division, Venco Energy UK, offers Solar PV with a free site survey to cater the right solution for individual farms.

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What to consider in a new aviary system

Investing in a poultry housing system requires considerable thought. Newquip’s Richard Buchan shares his thoughts on what to consider and how to overcome the key pitfalls and challenges. “In my opinion, it starts with the outdoor range you plan to use, its shape and topography,” Richard explains. “Access to and dimensions of the range are rarely straightforward, so the shape of house to fit your plot of land is often the first thing to consider.”

Challenges can often occur during the planning application stages of a new system, he adds, when external agencies can insist on certain criteria being met, altering the internal design. Ammonia emissions from the building, for example, can be reduced by adding manure belt

ventilation to Big Dutchman’s Natura system, supplied by Newquip. Another key issue for free range houses is the variation in heat distribution from the birds, so Newquip designs the air movement with this in mind. A Viper Touch computer ensures air temperature is as constant and even as possible. Richard adds: “LED lighting gives obvious savings in power consumption, but has also given some excellent developments in system lighting as well as house lighting.” Knowing that birds lay eggs in dark areas, but will head to light areas to roost, Newquip avoids making nests too bright and ensures there are no dark spots on the litter area. When roosting at night, light dimming/ switch-off times are sequenced to encourage birds onto roosting areas before the lights go off. Key features of Natura systems include easy access to nests; nest floors that are easy to keep clean; and short distances between the functional areas for feeding and drinking. Dedicated resting/roosting

areas sit above the manure belts, catching more droppings which are removed regularly. A raised system also allows 100 per cent of the well-lit floor area to be used by birds. “All these benefits help the birds achieve optimum performance and produce saleable grade A eggs which the farmer can easily collect,” Richard says. Some of Natura’s unique features include the Galfan-coated wire mesh system flooring, which helps to keep birds’ feet clean; the feed layout to give birds easy access to feeders at all times; and simple round pole bars, offering the ideal perch to roost on. In addition, the unique open framework of the section supports gives very little area for red mite build up and makes for easy access if treatment is required. Any mislaid eggs on the gently sloping system floors are held by an egg saver wire under a protective perch plate to allow easy collection. FG

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Wild birds pose a significant risk as vectors of avian flu.

Keeping bird flu at bay In the wake of the recent spate of avian influenza cases in the UK, Jim Bigmore, managing director of hygiene specialist Hysolv, offers some top tips. As with all threats of notifiable disease, the Defra website is a good source of information to help farmers decide which actions to take in protecting birds from avian influenza. Best practice for biosecurity against influenza involves a few simple, but important, rules: • Don’t buy diseased birds • Don’t allow direct or indirect contact between wild birds or other disease vectors and your flock, through faecal matter carried on boots • Don’t allow visitors unless absolutely necessary • Disinfect/sanitise anything that comes onto the farm – vehicles, feed, and even water • When entering a poultry house, sanitise hands, disinfect/change boots, change clothes • Record everything and everyone that comes onto the farm. Defra tests disinfectants specifically for effectiveness against avian flu and the obligatory dilutions are included on its list of approved disinfectants, as well as the label of the disinfectant canister. These often vary from the manufacturer’s own recommendations, however. While much of this may be well-known to farmers, providing enough information for disinfecting poultry housing after cleaning, when it comes to dealing with vehicle disinfection and boot-dip disinfectants, the following information may be new to some.

general description of peroxygen disinfectants, or oxidising agents, and cover disinfectants containing hydrogen peroxide, peracetic/acetic acid and potassium peroxomonosulphate. Phenolic and glutaraldehyde-based disinfectants tend to work more slowly under 4°C, but they do work effectively. Some glutaraldehyde and peroxygen products may even have antifreeze added and can be used down to -25°C.

Organic matter and disinfection Boot dips are an essential barrier to viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms entering the poultry house. All disinfectants work well in a boot dip when freshly diluted with clean water. However, it is inevitable that a boot dip will be subject to an increasing organic matter load as farm staff disinfect their boots when entering and leaving the poultry house. Equally, well-washed vehicles can be disinfected using all types of disinfectants but, unless the

vehicle is thoroughly dried first, an increased concentration of disinfectant should be used to compensate for any remaining water on the vehicle. If vehicles cannot be power washed in a spray gate first, then glutaraldehyde, or ideally glutaraldehyde/formaldehyde disinfectants are preferable as they are better able to cope with any remaining organic matter or biofilm1. Peroxygen disinfectants tend to lose efficacy due to their reaction with organic matter. Therefore, boot dips filled with these disinfectants need to be replenished very often. Glutaraldehyde-based disinfectants are reported as not readily inhibited by organic matter, with phenolic-based disinfectants even less. This results in the boot dips needing just bi-weekly, or weekly replenishments respectively (depending upon the frequency of their use).

Corrosion and disinfection The corrosive nature of some peroxygen disinfectants is not a problem when rubber boots are used in plastic boot dips. However, when vehicles are being disinfected, it is very important to use disinfectants that are non-corrosive at recommended dilutions. Glutaraldehyde and phenolic based disinfectants are not corrosive to metal. It is well-worth a farmer or manager’s time to thoroughly research the bio-security system and the disinfectant that is most suited to the farm’s particular situation. This effort can pay for itself many times over if just one outbreak of bird flu is avoided. For the latest avian influenza updates visit: FG

Summary of the key disinfectant properties

Temperature and disinfection All Defra-tested disinfectants will destroy the avian influenza virus in 30 minutes at 4°C. When the temperature drops below 4°C, some disinfectants will continue to work within the same time period. These can be given the

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Contractor Daniel James trades as Stepside Agricultural Contracting, based at Cardigan in west Wales and says that investing in Horning FibreTech Chevron maize processing rollers has made a real difference to forage quality for his customers. Pictured with one of the Claas Jaguar harvesters are (l-r) harvester operator Andrew White, Daniel James’ son Rhodri and Daniel.

crops in optimum condition. It also allows us to avoid grass harvesting when conditions aren’t suitable – we are in quite a wet area, and make the most of opportunities to harvest in the afternoons, when the sun is on it and it’s drier. We take pride in making good quality silage for our customers – and try to achieve the same results as we would want ourselves.”

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Wholecrop challenge

Investment by a Welsh agricultural contractor is ensuring that customers get the most value from their maize and wholecrop silage. David Williams reports. Based in Cardigan, west Wales, Stepside Agricultural Contractors provides general agricultural contracting services, along with bulk and liquid haulage. The business is owned by the James family and has been trading for 50 years. Agricultural services include muck and manure spreading, umbilical slurry

application and grass, wholecrop and maize harvesting. The business serves customers up to 30 miles’ radius of its base, although most are within 10 miles.

Spare capacity Two Claas Jaguar 970 forage harvesters chop more than 2,000ha of grass,

wholecrop and maize each year. “Running two large machines gives us a lot of capacity,” explained Daniel James, “but our business was built on providing a first-class service to our customers, and there are occasions when wholecrop and grass are ready at the same time – then, having two machines means we can harvest both

Nearly all the forage is for dairy farms, and grass accounts for 1,500ha, wholecrop approximately 400ha and maize 150–200ha. “Wholecrop harvesting has always been a challenge,” explained Daniel. “To get the best results, including the highest level of starch, the crop has to be very ripe, but then it’s much harder to mill. We run forage harvesters – not milling machines, and in the past customers often commented that full grains were passing undigested through the cows.

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did everything he could to improve things, including trying different processors, but one year we even tried three alternative contractors using various harvesters, but none achieved better results. “This year, with the new Horning processor in use, we saw an immediate improvement in the silage and it was hard to find any whole grains. The stems are milled thoroughly too, and there is far less sorting by the cows, so their total feed intake has increased. There are no grains visible in the manure either, so the cows are getting more benefit from the feed. This has also resulted in improved milk quality. Our contract requires butter fat content above 3.5 per cent, and sometimes we struggled in the past. Now it is consistently above 4 per cent, and I attribute this to the improved forage digestibility due to the Horning rollers.”

Daniel was approached by Horning UK general manager Alan Haycocks, who suggested that Horning FibreTech Chevron processing rollers might provide a solution. Horning has manufactured high performance crop processing rollers since 2002, and innovations including its Saw Tooth, Dual Cut, FibreTech and latest FibreTech Chevron processors have improved processing scores for crops such as maize and wholecrop, while their working efficiency has also allowed reduced speed differentials – saving fuel, plus less wear and tear. Samples of wholecrop forage processed by FibreTech Chevron rollers impressed Daniel. “This was out of the working season, so there wasn’t an opportunity to try them, but the sample we were shown was much better than what was achieved by our existing wholecrop processor,” he explained. “I could see from the design of the rollers that they would do what Alan claimed, so we invested in two sets – one for wholecrop and the other for maize and used them throughout last harvest.” “We always fit a new shear bar and blades before starting on wholecrop, to ensure a clean chop with stems completely severed, and harvest at low speeds to give the processor time to mill the grains. There are always smaller grains at the top of the ear which are harder to process, but we saw an immediate improvement with more than 90 per cent of the grains thoroughly milled. Our customers were pleased with the results and many have commented this winter that the number of whole grains passing through the cows is minimal.”

Farmer Geraint Davis has a 700head milking herd and uses Stepside Agricultural Contractors to harvest his maize and wholecrop. He says that, since Daniel invested in the Horning rollers, forage digestibility has improved, nutrient uptake has increased and butter fat levels have increased from 3.5 to more than 4 per cent.

Increased butter fat

Worthwhile investment

Trading as OM Davis, dairy farmer Geraint Davis is one of Stepside Agricultural Contractors’ longstanding customers. He has a 700head herd of Holstein Friesians at Pencwarre Farm, Crymych, 10 miles south of Cardigan. “We make a lot of wholecrop silage,” he said, “and Daniel has harvested it for us for more than 20 years. Wholecrop is always a problem and whenever nutritionists walked through our cattle sheds in the past they commented on the whole grains in the manure. Daniel

“Horning FibreTech Chevron processors have made a real difference, concluded Daniel. “We usually chop wholecrop forage between 17–19mm which is what the livestock nutritionists suggest, while still achieving thorough milling of almost every grain. Similar performance benefits have been achieved by the maize rollers. The grains and leaves are shredded thoroughly and more palatable, improving digestibility and nutrient uptake, and we are gaining quality and throughput without using more fuel.” FG

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Trials reveal starter fertiliser benefits for maize under film Maize growers could see a worthwhile benefit from applying a starter fertiliser to crops grown under film, according to results from Hutchinsons trials last season. Diammonium phosphate (DAP) starter fertiliser is fairly common practice in open-ground maize, but has not traditionally been thought necessary in protected crops, where the warmer soil increases availability of nutrients such as phosphate. Other financial and technical limitations may also have prevented it from becoming common practice. However, the large plot trials at the Carlisle Regional Technology Centre found tangible benefits to establishment, root development and biomass growth, that translated into higher dry matter yields last autumn.

Vigorous establishment Plots of P7034 maize were sown on 18th April 2020 under Samco green film using a specially modified drill fitted with a micro granule applicator. This applied different starter fertilisers with seed, including the ammonium phosphate-based Primary-P, Crystal Green and a new developmental product called Biolite. Hutchinsons agronomist Jim Clark (pictured) says all plots that received starter fertiliser established quickly and looked physically bigger than the untreated maize, with test digs revealing noticeable benefits to early root development. Crystal Green looked particularly impressive early on, but it was Biolite and Primary-P that topped the results after harvest, increasing dry matter yield by 3.2 per cent and 3.1 per cent respectively. While it is important not to read too much into one year’s results, the findings do indicate that it may be worth reconsidering the benefits of starter fertilisers in maize under film. This is especially true in more marginal maize-growing areas like the northwest, or where crops are sown late and need to catch-up, as research indicates maturity can be pulled forward by about a week where starter fertilisers are used, Mr Clark says. “We’ve seen starter fertilisers can deliver a benefit on paper, and they are a useful management tool, even under film.”

Changing nutrition strategy Phosphate is the most important nutrient for root development and

maize establishment, especially in the first 30 days after drilling, Hutchinsons crop nutrition manager Tim Kerr adds. There is only a finite amount of phosphate in the immediate root zone, which is likely to run out before maize can establish properly, so starter fertilisers ensure

We’ve seen starter fertilisers can deliver a benefit on paper, and they are a useful management tool, even under film. phosphate and other key nutrients are immediately available to the developing seed during this crucial period. This allows the crop to quickly develop a more extensive root system capable of efficiently “mining” soil nutrients and water through the season, he says. Targeting nutrition more precisely with starter fertilisers could reduce the need for applying granular nitrogen or urea to the seedbed, Mr Clark continues. Growers can save this nitrogen for a foliar application as late as possible in the season when it is in greater demand by the crop. This should improve nitrogen uptake efficiency and keep crops nourished further into the growing season, he says. It could also benefit early weed control as applying bagged nitrogen to the seedbed often feeds weeds as well as the crop.

Scaling-up trials for 2021 Mr Clark plans to repeat the starter fertiliser trial this year, potentially on a larger half-field scale given the encouraging results in 2020. This will run alongside other trials – one of which will examine how starter fertilisers can be used in combination with an early maturing variety to successfully grow maize in open ground. Another trial will investigate whether the establishment boost from starter fertiliser can offset some of the heat lost when using narrower films covering 50 per cent of the field rather than 67 per cent. FG

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Maize Special System creates ideal environment for maize establishment British manufacturer, Mzuri, offers its customers a seed singulation system that can be retrofitted to existing drills to improve maize performance. The Mzuri Xzact technology delivers the benefits of singulated seed, combined with the perfect nursery seedbed of strip tillage – providing users with a consistent and resilient establishment method, the company says. Topped up by the main 2,800-litre seed hopper, the Xzact units can accurately drill a range of crops including maize, sunflower and soya, whilst the drill can be easily converted back to drill crops such as wheat, oilseed rape and beans.

The innovative one-pass approach eliminates ploughing and power harrowing operations, which are widely recognised as huge contributors to erosion and loss of moisture, meaning that the soil’s natural structure can be preserved to the benefit of the crop and the environment. Extensive trials comparing conventional establishment and Pro-Til Xzact one-pass singulation seeding have shown that crops drilled with the Mzuri Xzact have consistently outperformed conventionally established maize, right through to harvest. During extremely dry

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conditions, some plough and press maize failed to germinate, whereas the Xzact seed singulation strip till method produced a viable healthy

crop, thanks to the system offering the optimum environment for the seed to develop and reach its full potential. FG

New shredder delivers savings for farm Fifth generation North Carolina farmer, Thomas Webb, operates Webb Family Farms – a 2,200 acre maize, tobacco, sweet potato and wheat operation along with his father, Ricky. When Thomas realised their 15year old mower was not mulching the farm’s maize stalks like it once did, he and Ricky decided a new shredder was needed. “It would lay the stalks over, but leave streaks of residue in ‘wind rows’ across the field,” says Thomas. The Webbs wanted a shredder with a 20ft cutting width covering eight rows at a time. Following a demo with their local dealer, they took delivery of a Major 6.3m Cyclone. Made of high-performance Strenx 700 structural steel, these machines have nine gear boxes individually driving 36 smaller blades, all rotating at 190 revolutions per second. Three -point linkage ensures that all the machine’s weight is distributed between the tractor and the rear roller, ensuring stability on uneven ground. “The rear roller also does a great job breaking up any root balls and distributing the residue evenly.” Ample rainfall this growing season led to stronger, healthier maize stalks on many of their fields. “I worried that the Cyclone might not be able to handle the thicker stalks but it performed amazingly well,” commented Thomas. FG

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New maize variety proves a high performer – ideal for feed and AD DSV’s new LiRoyal maize offers growers in both favourable and less favourable areas the ideal combination of yield, quality and agronomics, says the company’s Michael Farr. Although a very early forage variety, LiRoyal has a relatively tall growth habit and a well-formed cob that leads to high starch content, great digestibility and strong yields, demonstrated across a wide range of UK trials, Mr Farr says. “It’s a high performing all-rounder with top yield in its class, offering dairy and livestock producers both forage and grain opportunities as well as being exceptionally well-suited for use in AD applications. “LiRoyal has a complete agronomic package, giving it exceptional in-field reliability with strong scores for early vigour, standing power, leaf senescence and eyespot resistance. “An FAO of 180 means it is early to mature in most UK maize growing regions.” In feeding and AD situations, the variety’s high dry matter yields and good digestibility mean LiRoyal’s exceptional energy content is easily accessible to livestock and delivers high yields of gas, he adds. “Dry matter contents recorded in the 2021 BSPB Forage Maize Descriptive are 33.1 per cent in favourable areas and 32.9 per cent in less favourable ones, with dry matter yields of 18.1 and 17.6t/ha DM respectively. “A starch content of 33.7 per cent for both locations contribute to MEs of 11.79 (MJ/kg DM) for favourable sites and 11.74 (MJ/kg DM) for less favourable ones. ME yields at harvest are 213,000 and 206,000 MJ/ha respectively. “LiRoyal’s cell wall digestibility is an impressive 59 per cent, which means it is easily digested by ruminants and AD plants alike.” According to Nigel Walley, national seeds manager for Agrovista, LiRoyal is ideal for modern growing conditions. “With weather patterns becoming less predictable the requirement for robust and consistent maize varieties has never been greater. “LiRoyal offers the perfect balance of yield, quality and maturity to suit a wide range of applications. “Capable of producing over 18t/ ha of dry matter and in excess of 6t/ha of starch, LiRoyal is the perfect choice for high-performing livestock systems or as the early variety in a balanced

energy maize portfolio. “Good standing ability and large uniform cobs also make LiRoyal ideal for the increasing maize grain or crimped maize grain markets. “Good disease scores complete the package, making LiRoyal the most versatile of maize varieties in what is an increasingly diverse marketplace for the maize plant,” Mr Walley reckons. FG

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Harvest potential set before crop is even in the ground Choosing the best maize variety for the farm location and the crop’s end use is the first step towards a successful harvest, according to John Burgess of seed breeder, KWS. Mr Burgess offers the following maize selection advice for the forthcoming season:

Energy crops Maize energy crop growers are mainly looking for bumper yields, with starch content much lower down the list of priorities, he says. “Cost per tonne is king, when it comes to producing maize as an energy crop. An FAO, or maturity rating, of above 200 gives access to much higher yields, although a few points may be lost on starch content. “Varieties with ratings of below FAO 200 are generally accompanied

by a small yield penalty. That represents a slightly higher cost per tonne and, with tight margins on the crop, this can have a significant influence on profitability. “However, another feature of varieties with an FAO of below 200 is the flexibility to allow the grower to spread the workload, which is another important consideration. I would advise a 20 per cent inclusion of early varieties for large farms, in order to reduce pressure on drilling and harvest timings.” He has two key varietal recommendations for AD plant suppliers.

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“I would strongly recommend KWS Keops. It has an FAO of 210/220 and offers a wide drilling window, making it a good fit for large acreages. KWS Keops has one of the highest yield potential figures in our portfolio at 50–55t/ha, as well as rapid early vigour. “Another top performer with tremendous early vigour is Aurelius KWS, which is ideal for favourable sites. Its FAO is 180 and its outstanding yield potential can rival later-maturity hybrids.”

Livestock The majority of dairy farms feed maize silage as part of a TMR, and the popular move to all year-round calving means it is fed to dairy cows at most production stages. “Historically, 50 per cent inclusion was considered high, but the norm is currently about 65 per cent,” reckons Mr Burgess. “Our modern varieties with an FAO of 170 and below can be fed safely to cattle at high rates. It is advisable to limit the choice to 30 per cent-plus starch, which will supply the ‘rocket-fuel’ qualities for which maize silage is noted. The crop also has a lot to offer for beef cattle,

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especially in the final one third of the finishing period. “KWS Exelon (FAO 170) would be one of my first choices for cattle feeding, as it is high-yielding at an average 19.4t/ha dry matter and contains 35–36 per cent starch. It is ideal for maize at a 50–70 per cent inclusion and has the potential to carry 20 grain rings, compared with the standard 15-16 for a typical older hybrid.” “Another superb variety is KWS Calvini (FAO 160/170), with a predicted dry matter yield of 18.2t/ha for 2021 and starch at 34 per cent. Autens KWS (FAO 170) is also worth a mention, as it has the top dry matter yield in its class and a starch percentage of 35 per centplus,” concludes Mr Burgess. FG

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New seed dressing reduces risks around maize establishment Whether growing maize for forage or as AD feedstock, getting crops off to a good start will have a significant impact on overall productivity and ROI according to Tim Richmond, maize product manager with LG Seeds, who explains how new developments in seed dressings can have a big impact. “New advances in variety selection mean it is possible to choose varieties with the combination of early maturity, disease resistance, early vigour and energy content to deliver exceptional crops, making variety selection even more important,” Mr Richmond says. “The top varieties can produce over 21,000MJ/ha compared to other varieties, so it is important to make sure crops get away well as the sooner they are photosynthesising, the quicker they will start developing the quality. Alongside careful seedbed preparation and drilling into soil, which is warm enough, growers need to take advantage of new developments in seed dressings.” For many years, the bird repellent Mesurol (methiocarb) was the ‘goto’ dressing, but it is now banned, meaning farmers need to consider alternatives. Korit (Zirame) has stepped up as the replacement. Although not

quite as effective by comparison, it is the only registered bird repellent on the market – but Mr Richmond stresses that bird repellents in many ways are just an insurance policy. “On many farms, birds will be an issue and a repellent helps to reduce crop damage and seed loss, giving a pay-out on the policy. But on farms where the bird damage risk is minimal, there are years when you could have got away without a repellent, saving money. “New developments have focussed on seed treatments with more than one mode of action to ensure a return on investment by ensuring faster germinating and more robust crops.” He says Korit Pro combines three different modes of action, making it particularly effective. Alongside the bird repellent properties of Zirame, it contains a fungicide to protect the

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young plant from rhizoctonia, which causes stem and root rot. “By adding Sedaxane to Korit Pro, plants are protected from infection and have improved root development, helping them get away strongly. The addition of manganese and zinc not only improves root development and stem elongation but also increases photosynthesis activity. “The combination of new genetics and multi-function seed treatments can significantly improve the return on investment from maize, protecting the £800+/ha investment in growing

the crop with the seed treatment allowing the genetic benefits of the new varieties to express themselves safely.” FG

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Lemken explains the DeltaRow approach delivers these yield and quality advantages as it gives plants around 70 per cent more space to develop, compared to conventional single-row approaches. As a result, each plant has more space from which to absorb water and nutrients and, therefore, more room to grow. This has a beneficial effect on plant development. The trial was conducted in Borken (North Rhine-Westphalia) in the spring of 2020. The effects of the factors seed rate (seven, eight or nine seeds/m2) and sowing approach on crop yield and quality were examined by means of a large-scale plot trial. Naturally, tillage, seed strain, sowing and harvesting times were identical for all trial variants. FG

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grain. Plug&Cool draws the heat out, reducing the risk of creating a breeding ground for pests in the grain and stopping them being attracted to the heat. “Keeping grain cool also prolongs the grains’ life. If the grain is warm it will start to waste; by keeping it cool you are slowing down that process.”

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Tackling crop cooling challenges After buying a Plug&Cool system for one of his grain stores, Essex arable farmer James Faulkner was so impressed with its quality, ease of use and significant cost savings, he bought more fans, pedestals and another control panel for his other grain store. When it comes to grain storage, Mr Faulkner says his biggest challenge is evenness of cooling, which is why he opted for a Plug&Cool cooling system – a model he was drawn to as it was an all-in-one unit, self-contained, automatic and sensibly priced.

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Having previously used other systems that were less effective, Mr Faulkner reckons Plug&Cool was easy to set up and maximises storage, meaning he is now happier with the condition of the crop. The system has also brought “huge” cost and energy savings by only cooling when needed. With no need to check temperatures, it has also saved him time and he rates the system highly on ease of use. Already familiar with the Plug&Cool brand, James says the product ticked all the boxes he was looking for and he was impressed with the quality of the materials. The most useful feature, in his opinion, is the system’s fully automatic capabilities and single panel for lots of fans. In addition, James explains it is reassuring that any repairs needed

Discussing the development of the Plug&Cool system, Matthew Gibbons, managing director of Plug&Cool, explains its sole purpose is to make grain conditioning easier for farmers. It is a simple plug and play system that can be purchased from one provider and installed by the farmer in minutes – negating the need for farmers to employ an electrician to install outlets and control panels. Speaking to farmers at nationwide and European exhibitions, Gibbons soon realised there was also a need for Pedestals, Airspears and the Plug&Cool wireless differential temperature control panel range, to support the grain store fans. The biggest challenge that the company’s farming clients face is the temperature of grain being too high, Matthew explains. “They need to maintain their crops’ life span and warm grain quickly deteriorates, which decreases the value of their grain. “Pests and hotspots are one of the reasons farmers call us,” he added. “Pests are attracted to the warmth of the store and will then eat and breed – potentially causing a huge amount of wasted

Popular features Key benefits that farmers praise when using the system are the simplicity of use and quality of the grain fans – as well as having experts, distribution and a large range of stock on one site in Essex. This means farmers only have to call one number for all their services. If farmers require any modifications, Gibbons engineers can fit plugs/sockets, modify grain fans to different specifications and test the efficiency in their own development lab. Gibbons can also provide any electrical work necessary for new and existing grain stores, including plate fans, lighting, panel/ electrical installation, fan repairs and on-site fan balancing. Farmers have also commented on the system’s effectiveness, as its efficient and powerful fans can cool grain quickly and save farmers time and money due to their responsive nature, ventilating when they are needed.

Company evolution Gibbons Agricultural is a division of Gibbons Engineering group, which was founded in 1969 and is run by Matthew Gibbons – grandson of the founder Wilfred Gibbons. Over the years, the company has expanded into 11 different divisions, with the agriculture department quickly becoming one of the largest in the company.

The Agricultural division of the business is now four years old, but it has been making aluminium fans fans for over 20 years. Gibbons Engineering entered the agricultural market with the launch of its Plug&Cool products and last year the company released its Plug&Cool Airspear into the market to work alongside the Plug&Cool Pedestal. This aids farmers with cooling hotspots in their grain pile. The latest products in the pipeline for the Plug&Cool range are moisture meters and a calibration service, as well as continual development to improve existing products. Now, Gibbons offers a complete package to farmers, from reactive services to planned, including new Plug&Cool systems, new grain store pedestal systems, upgrades to existing stores and hotspot reduction. It has a dedicated sales and support team ready to advise farmers on the best system for their needs. FG

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Temperature – more important than moisture?

Pest control expert and Dealey managing director Martin Cobbald says when it comes to insect pests, temperature is key. I am going to say something controversial here – moisture does not matter. I know this will sound plain strange to an industry that harvests, dries, stores and sells under a moisture target – but please bear with me. High haulage prices mean rejection from insects can quickly wipe out your profit margin. If a load is sent back, you pay haulage to the weighbridge, haulage back

to your farm and haulage to the weighbridge again. When it comes to insects getting into your grain, the overwhelming majority of rejections at weighbridge are not for moistureloving insects, but for those that thrive in hot conditions. We must distinguish between primary and secondary insect pests here. Primaries feed on the grain itself (eg grain weevil, sawtooth grain beetle, rust-red grain beetle and flour

beetle). Secondaries feed on things in a grain store (eg hairy fungus beetle, psocids and foreign grain beetle). For the most part, these are fungal feeders so moisture plays a role in secondary insect infestation, but these insects are far rarer than those named above. Mostly, if a load is rejected for a secondary insect, it is because they have hopped on the back of mouldy conditions created by primary insects. All primary infesting beetles except for the grain weevil are not native to the UK. If you cool your grain to temperatures they would not encounter in their country of origin, you severely debilitate their ability to breed at high rates. Global data on insect breeding shows the average minimum breeding temperature for primary insects: If you get your grain below that temperature, you are creating a hostile environment.

So, get those fans running! For those who may ask: ‘What if it’s warm outside?’, ‘What if it’s raining?’, I refer to the Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) Good Storage Guide, which states that for grain to become damp from blowing, you need a combination of: • Excessive aeration rates • Condensation around ducts in spring • Rain driven into uncovered external fans • Successive days of condensing fog. Rain will not make a difference unless it is actively sucked into the fans that are blowing. HGCA recommends that any time the grain temperature is 4°C higher than the air temperature outside, you should be blowing. I would conclude that fans should be turned any time it is cold outside, and temperature is more important than moisture when it comes to avoiding insect pests. FG

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Grain milling for TMR Contractor Mark Sampson decided to get into straw processing from his base in South Devon as, following conversations with his customers, he was encouraged by the potential of a service that would provide some winter work.

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repair is a burst hydraulic hose and the use of standard bearings and other components means we can source replacements very easily.” Also, extending the discharge conveyor beneath the mill to eliminate the augers found on other machines keeps the drive layout simpler, he adds. When Teagle originally launched the Tomahawk C12 back in 2017, it was aimed at large scale operators and contractors with a demand for high-capacity straw processing, delivering consistently short straw – ideal for adding to a TMR or as an absorbent bedding material for livestock. Following market research and customer reviews resulted in Teagle developing a grain hopper attachment, which makes the C12 more versatile, with its ability to mill wheat, barley, beans and maize, with screen sizes from 3–10mm available. The C12 grain hopper is designed for convenient operation and safe highway use, with the conveyor safely supported within the hopper body when in the transport position. Mr Sampson was very keen to

incorporate the hopper: “We mainly use six or seven different screen sets, typically producing 25mm material for dairy cattle diets, although more customers are asking for a finer product put through a 15–20mm screen. We’re also getting down to a combination of 4mm and 6mm screens to produce a really powdery material from a mix of wheat and oilseed rape straw for bedding cubicles, which users say their cows really like,” he says. As his client base has increased, so has the variety of end products required and the number of screens employed. From 2021, every new Tomahawk C12 is also equipped with an auto greasing system. The automatic system provides small amounts of lubricant at frequent intervals while the bearing is rotating. Automated lubrication is more precise and eliminates the cycle of over or under lubrication that can contribute to a bearing failure. The lubrication system can also be retrofitted to an existing C12, which Mr Sampson was happy to adopt. FG

Grain storage and handling Steel framed buildings Groundworks All types of concrete Turnkey projects JH Vaudrey & Son Ltd have been supporting farmers with their building requirements since 1993 and have a wealth of expertise when it comes to the requirements of today’s agri business. JH Vaudrey & Son Ltd can provide grain stores complete with the most up to date grain handling equipment, silos, dryers, and straw barns. We also provide a maintenance service to all properties and farm buildings. Phone: 01379 678459 Fax: 01379 678458 Email:

JH Vaudrey & Son Ltd provides a complete design and build service and will even take care of the planning application for you. We will be pleased to hear from you and offer a friendly reliable service. To discuss your requirements telephone 01379 678459.

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Grain Handling, Drying & Storage Take action now to avoid a repeat of 2020 problems

Harvest solutions for peace of mind Harvest is a stressful period for any farmer, and drying harvested crops in batches shouldn’t be another concern. Alvan Blanch Double Flow drying technology can process any combinable crop, no matter how wet or dirty, the company claims. You can seamlessly harvest and dry your crops, with no batch loading, saving precious time for other tasks. Alvan Blanch Continuous Flow Driers are fuel efficient, recycling the warm drying air in order to reduce fuel consumption. The unique louvred bed system ensures there is no downtime between loads, even when drying different crops. For what the company believes is a very reasonable price, a fully installed and commissioned drying system can dry 330t/day (see advert for details). All you need to do is

arrange fuel supply, power supply and build a level concrete base. The system comes with a pre-wired control panel with additional starters, a ground-mounted Søby intake and a discharge handling system. A two-year warranty comes as standard and this is backed up by two years of servicing. Alvan Blanch driers are built to last, usually providing over 40 years of reliable service. Technical support is provided through the extensive network of Alvan Blanch dealers nationwide and the Alvan Blanch service engineering team, providing annual drier servicing and general technical advice. The Stores department ensures you can source parts for your machine. Get in touch with the sales team to plan your next harvest. FG

By the time you read this you will probably have just 23 weeks until harvest depending, of course, on the weather! Those 23 weeks will disappear in a heartbeat. Now is the time to be making absolutely sure that you are ready to start harvest, profitably, as soon as conditions allow. Have you thought about why last year’s harvest didn’t go as smoothly as you would have liked, and the cost of the issues you faced? If you experienced any of the issues below, it will have cost you money and you will need to take action now to put them right: • Grain handling equipment struggling to cope • Grain drying capacity too slow • Existing grain drier coming to the end of its life • Grain aeration system not performing as you would like

Grain cleaning system not up to the job • Insufficient grain storage capabilities, or stores that are in disrepair or no longer up to current standards. If any of the above looks familiar, pick up the phone and arrange a visit from a provider of complete grain handling solutions such as BDC Systems Ltd, who will help you design a system that will stop costing you money, that delivers exactly what you need and makes you money, delivering the all-important ROI. FG

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Grain Handling, Drying & Storage Minimising post-harvest price deductions Post-harvest low volume ventilation of grain is vital to help maintain quality and secure best price without deduction. We look at two of Evans & Pearce’s grain cooling systems, with larger arable growers in mind. Underflow – delivering air to vertical pedestals from underneath the floor has a number of advantages over traditional grain cooling pedestal systems: • Warm air is removed from the building and not recirculated • No top pipes to deal with when filling • Pedestals are fixed in position

prior to filling Fans can be rotated at floor level. The company designs a floor plan for pedestal spacing and a fan spec based on stored tonnage. Ground workers can install the underfloor ducting and riser pipes. Polycool Laterals – on-floor runs of the Polycool Laterals duct connected to high output fans positioned outside the store are very popular for large storage sites. Used with the company’s EV fans, it can further reduce running costs. Polycool duct is proven to be more robust than steel equivalents. Sideby-side testing of Polycool v Steel showed no drop off in air flow, demonstrating uniform cooling throughout the store. Large round Polycool Lateral ducting always has a proportion of its slotted area not in direct contact with the crop, so airflow through this section is unhindered and improved.  Polycool Laterals are used successfully in large commercial stores of OSR, cereals and grain maize across Europe. FG


Sales growth reported for stirrers Danagri-3s took over the manufacturing and marketing of the fully automated Rekord floor stirrers in 2020. In that first year, it sold machines to the Midlands, South of England and Yorkshire. Now, Danagri is delighted to have secured significantly more orders throughout the UK and has also had international enquiries for export, the company says. Rekord has sold over 250 stirrer systems to satisfied farm and commercial customers for use with all combinable grains and also wood chip. According to Danagri, the beauty of the Rekord floor store system is that not only does it lower the static pressure within the crop, allowing aeration to flow right through it, but it also mixes and blends the grain – especially

important if grain of differing moisture contents have been harvested. As the auger traverses from side to side as it moves up and down the bay, it prevents hot spots and any form of capping, ensuring the crop has an even moisture content throughout. Therefore, Danagri says, it’s no wonder so many customers recommend them. Danagri managing director Mark Unitt says he was delighted to have been able to add the Rekord stirrer range to the Danagri stable of products, and that the feedback from existing customers has been amazing. Danagri also still offers its renowned range of GSI silo stirrers, grain pumps and HutchinsonMayrath augers for drying and filling grain stores and silos. FG

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Finding the best grain drying, handling and storage solutions The Sukup range of continuous flow mobile grain dryers offer a highly flexible drying system which is delivered to farm fully assembled – giving large savings on installation costs over most alternative continuous flow dryers, which must be fully assembled on-site. The Sukup dryers come with an advanced touchscreen PLC control panel and moisture measurement and management system, and the

centrifugal fan models have low noise levels and benefit from a heat recovery system that can give significant energy savings. They can

also be used as batch dryers with automated fill and discharge from the dryer. The dryers can be integrated into

a fixed installation with full intake and discharge conveyor systems, or they can alternatively be used with a simple mobile auger system to load and discharge grain – and the latter, combined with the dryer’s road legal transport width, enables the dryer to be easily moved between different sites – which could be an important consideration for those farming over large geographical areas and on different types of contract farming agreements. Sukup Europe not only markets its own range of Sukup silos and equipment, it is also a full line supplier and international main agent for many leading manufacturers of post-harvest equipment. With its own sales team and specialist dealer network, along with its in-house project department who oversee all large projects from inception and design, through to construction and commissioning, its mission is always to find the best solutions for all of its customers’ individual grain drying, handling and storage requirements. FG Sukup DCC243CELP mobile dryer.



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New year, new store? Planning a new crop store or a refit can be a daunting task – especially with the multitude of options available. Crop storage specialist Martin Lishman understands that all customer requirements are unique and, with over 45 years’ experience, has an extensive range of grain quality and crop storage products. “We aim to be a one-stop storage shop,” says managing director Dr Gavin Lishman. “Our modular PileDry and FloorVent Pedestal systems have been installed in a multitude of storage sites from 100–100,000t, at over 14m deep in some locations. Coupled with our ‘Green’ high performance Pile-Dry Fans and comprehensive automatic control

options, we can deliver the highest airflow of any low volume system available and ensure the fastest cooling possible.” The vast product line opens the doors to most crop storage requirements. With products including simple automatic fan controllers, the award-winning Barn Owl Wireless remote crop monitoring and control system and the best-selling crop cooling solution Pile-Dry and FloorVent Pedestals and Fans, Martin Lishman has helped customers to optimise their crop stores quickly and effectively, increasing cooling efficiency and producing a higher quality crop. The trend towards larger stores, coupled with an unpredictable climate, has increased the demand for increased ventilation of the stored crop, supported by a powerful airflow, to drive temperatures down as fast as possible. Contact the crop storage team to discuss your own specific storage requirements. FG Martin Lishman’s FloorVent system provides efficient, localised cooling in the grain store.

Having your own cleaner allows you to improve bushel weight and reduce deductions, no matter the off-combine cleanliness. It also lowers the risk of bacteria growth in long-term storage. Cleaning onfarm is especially useful on lower volume break crops like linseed. Plus, some farmers like the flexibility of being able to produce their own farm-saved seed. Post-harvest grain equipment manufacturer Alvan Blanch produces a range of Rotary Cleaners to handle a wide variety of grains, peas and oil seeds including: wheat, barley, oats, rapeseed, maize, as well as many others – making them the ideal partner for its fuel-efficient grain drying systems. The range of cleaners covers two screen diameters, 630mm and 805mm, each of which are available with two, three or four screen sections. These easily interchangeable screens in a comprehensive range of hole sizes

allow the right selection to be made for every crop and function. All cleaner models are available with the option of a fitted aspirator to complement the system by removing dust and light trash prior the cleaning. Like every Alvan Blanch machine, these cleaners and aspirators are built to last, the company says. Alvan Blanch can cover everything from initial advice on all aspects of processing, to individual machines, design and the supply and installation of complete systems. Contact the sales team to discuss your grain processing needs. FG


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Grain Handling, Drying & Storage A successful 2020 for steel framed building supplier Mecmar S 45 F grain drier with fully galvanised chassis and furnace.

Greater durability and control Over 90 per cent of new Mecmar mobile grain driers supplied in 2020 were electric, automatic and oil-fired, according to British and Irish distributor, McArthur Agriculture. The time- and fuel-savings over the tractor-driven, predominantly LPGfired driers of old are significant, the company says. Most new Mecmar grain driers now sit at the centre of a simple system, often loading or unloading with conveyors, making the most of the automatic functionality. This puts the grain drier at the heart of a simple, automated and highly productive drying system. Further benefits include the short on-site assembly and installation time, which minimises installation costs. Furthermore, strong re-sale values are supported by Mecmar’s renowned build quality and the ease with

which equipment can be relocated. Both of these factors contribute to an outstanding ROI while providing flexibility for farm businesses, McArthur Agri says. Some of the latest developments by Mecmar include: Galvanised chassis and furnaces, which are now available on every model in the Mecmar range. Most machines are located outside, and with a service life in excess of 30 years, the galvanising improves corrosion resistance supporting long-term durability; remote access control panels – to see what your drier is doing in real-time, you can view the control panel and settings from a computer, tablet or smartphone; and a new central auger design – the method of manufacture for the spiral welded tube has been improved and the edge reinforcement is now robotically welded. FG

Graham Heath Construction – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of steel framed buildings for the agricultural, industrial, and equestrian industries – has gone from strength to strength since opening its doors in 2003. Last year was its most successful to date – seeing a 29.22 per cent growth from 2019. During the year, the company welcomed several new employees both in its office and manufacturing site to accommodate company growth; supporting the increased workload which has stemmed from customer demand for its services. General manager Paul Hanson commented: “Despite 2020 being a challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to have had our most successful year since opening. We would like to thank our customers, mainly British farmers, for their hard work and

dedication in keeping the nation fed with their high-quality produce. They continue to do a fantastic job during these difficult times.” Whether you’re in need of a grain store, livestock shed, straw barn, dairy housing or workshop, Graham Heath Construction can provide a free bespoke quote. Contact the company to speak with one of its specialists, and the team will walk through every aspect of your building. Alternatively, the company is running several new year promotional offers on a range of agricultural buildings, which can be found on their advert in this issue of the Farmers Guide or on the Graham Heath website. FG

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Grain Handling, Drying & Storage Reliable results delivered for 2020 harvest

Protect grain in storage to maximise profits Grain is a particularly valuable resource this year after a poor 2020 harvest, leading to calls to step-up protection of stored grain to maximise the price per harvested tonne. Ken Black (right), national account manager at Bayer, says that many farmers faced significantly lower yields than normal last year, so it is important to monitor the grain that’s still in storage carefully. “There are a number of things farmers can do to reduce the chance of pests damaging the grain. Keep it as dry and cool as possible – store it below 15°C and the moisture content should be 15 per cent or below to keep grain weevil activity to a minimum.

“Spreading the corn around the store so it isn’t piled deep will also prevent it from warming up.” Ken adds that where there’s evidence of pest damage such as shot holes in the grain, insect webbing, increased grain temperatures or a musty odour, a grain treatment should be applied as soon as possible, to eradicate the pests and avoid further damage. “Grain treatment should only be used when the risk is high. K-Obiol ULV 6 is a liquid grain product for the control of stored product pests including crawling insects. It’s a crucial tool in our armoury but adhering to maximum residue levels and manufacturer’s application rates are essential.” FG

Following the success of the benchtop DICKEYjohn GAC 2500 and the Mini GAC 2500 in previous years’ harvests, the results for 2020 harvest have been very good, says Farm-Tec. Legacy technologies (capacitance-based moisture meters) have seen a steady increase in moisture prediction errors. Analysing results from UK proficiency schemes confirm this, with underprediction being a significant problem – up to 50 per cent of barley samples tested will have a moisture error of 0.4 per cent or more. By utilising the latest 149MHz grain analysis technology and UK-specific calibrations, the GAC 2500 moisture meters avoid these issues to deliver accurate, reliable results across a range of moistures and temperatures, the company says. In particular, the differences in barley varieties, growing conditions and temperatures can make determining an accurate moisture reading very difficult. But the GAC 2500 and Mini GAC 2500, with their robust UK-specific calibrations, have managed to

maintain consistent accuracy across the whole of the UK. As preparations for harvest 2021 start, Farm-Tec says it will now collect even more crop samples to further maintain, refine and improve its unique calibrations. The GAC 2500 family of moisture meters are sold and supported by Farm-Tec, who develops the UK-specific calibration on a wide range of commodities (wheat, barley, oats, rapeseed, peas, beans, etc) and monitors the calibrations throughout the year to ensure optimum accuracy and performance. FG 73187

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Grain Handling, Drying & Storage Innovative grain floor aeration system

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S&G Wooldridge Ltd designs and manufactures an innovative grain floor aeration system which can be easily installed in new floors, or retrofitted to existing floors. Six-inch rigid ribbed plastic drainage pipes are embedded in concrete and connected to removeable grills in embedded frames. Steel molds create the connection between the pipe and grill. Tests over five seasons show cooling of grain to be effective and even across the floor, due to careful design of airflow and pressure drops. For aeration, 3m spacing is typically used but larger pipes and closer spacing offer more air volume. Grills can be transversemounted for new floors or longitudinal for retrofit. The concrete floor cutters and molds can be hired from S&G Wooldridge. Farm labour can be used if available to create a cost-effective underfloor aeration system. Spans up to 12m are used and can be fed from the side by outdoor fans or from a central tunnel, giving up to 24m span.

Mark Allen from steel frame building supplier Johnstruct Ltd. explains the differences between class I and class II buildings and comments on how to future-proof. Having recently been asked by a Cambridgeshire farmer if a building could be used to diversify his business in 5–10 years’ time, Mark says better-quality building steel work should be CE-marked as a minimum. “This is a good starting point. CE marking indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards; the product and supplier are traceable and meet exacting standards.” Most agricultural quotations will reference your building as ‘designed to BS5502 class I or II’. Class I is a quality agricultural building designed for a 50+ year design life and is stronger than a class II building. Those designed to a class II specification tend to have 20+ year design life.

The central wooden tunnel engages through the floor with the laterals via a larger grill and frame assembly. The tunnel system is sectional and easily extended, contracted or removed completely to leave an uncluttered open space barn. The fan in the bottom right engages with the tunnel, and grain covers the tunnel which is just 4ft high, and unlike multiple pedestal systems, this single fan services the whole store via the underfloor laterals. FG

Most farm buildings are designed to class II, but grain stores and those with high human occupancy tend to be class I. Moving to a commercial design specification factors in building regulations and wider health and safety considerations (e.g. fire). If your building is likely to be used for industrial or commercial purposes, or as a dwelling, in the near future, understanding the specification to which it will be built now is important. If you would like some advice on your next project, contact Mark at Johnstruct Ltd. FG



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Grain Handling, Drying & Storage Be in command of pests Another year, what’s in store? So asks Command Pest Control. As we focus on fighting the Covid pandemic, the pest calendar marches on, bringing other challenges to agricultural businesses. Rodent activity has been prolific this winter as we have endured another wet season driving rats and mice towards the shelter of dry buildings. Poor drilling conditions has led to a large amount of seed being stored on the farm, often not in the rodentproof new grain store! Wherever

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The silos are designed and manufactured to the highest specification while remaining a costeffective option. The silos are dualbranded with both company logos, as a symbol of their cooperation in providing customers with a full tailored package. Flat-bottom silos range from 3–32m giving storage capacities from 27–26,000m3. Hopper-bottom silos range from 3–13m diameter with either 45 or 60 degree cones. The hopper silo ranges can be manufactured with either a heavyduty hip ring or with an internal light weight hip, ensuring the most costeffective solution can be supplied for specific requirements. In addition, within the scope of supply will be: • Complete aeration systems • Temperature control systems • Unloading equipment • Walkways and catwalks • Towers and structures. Perry’s also supplies a full range of handling and drying equipment. To find out how Perry’s can help with your handling, drying and storage requirements, contact the team. FG

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From seed to bottle: A record year 2020 has been another record year for Perth-based Edwards Engineering, building on strong relationships throughout the grain lifecycle – from seed through to final processors in the malting and distilling industries. The experience built up over 50 years – serving the agricultural sector with fit-for-purpose solutions in the transport, processing and storage of bulk materials – proved invaluable as the company tackled some of its biggest and most complex projects to date. Edwards was tasked with two separate projects for Harleys Seeds. The first was a state-of-the-art seed plant for oats, with a timeframe of 12 months, inclusive of the design process. The second was an upgrade of the bagging plant, to be completed

within six months including design. Older parts were to be repurposed and integrated alongside the new. The old plant was removed and the initial civils completed, when the project was severely disrupted by Covid-19. Controls were put in place to allow the job to carry on, but these made the assembly and installation on-site far more challenging. Guidelines were strictly adhered to, ensuring all health and safety regulations were followed. The project was completed on time and within budget, meeting all requirements set by the client, Edwards says. The completion of this project will allow Harleys a quicker turnaround between oat varieties/ species, reducing the chances of cross-contamination and providing greater certainty for farmers. FG

UK generator specialist Marshall Green has been firmly established in Northern England and Scotland since 2015. It was founded by Frank Clarke, who felt there was a need for a more welcoming, approachable business than the huge corporations dominating the generator sales and hire industry. His vision was of a personal, resourceful and rapid response company, sympathetic to particular needs. Five years later, the rapidly growing company has two locations, Northallerton, North Yorkshire and a site currently being developed near Alnwick in the Borders. Able to provide a cost efficient and effective solution to suit client’s needs, Marshall Green says it has always had a strong and valued presence in the agricultural industry and has excelled in this area of business. It has also built up a relationship with McArthur Agriculture in recent years, providing hire and sales units for grain drying and storage nationwide.

The company gained the sole UK distributorship for CGM Gruppi Elettrogeni – a Northern Italian manufacturer of generators. The generators are manufactured to demanding European standards, particularly regarding emissions and noise. Specifications include a choice of premium components from brands such as Cummins, Perkins, MeccAlte, Stamford and many others. Marshall Green also has the capacity to design and manufacture bespoke generators from scratch to suit the customer’s specification. FG

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Multiple benefits from three-way beet collaboration Working together to optimise beet harvesting is proving successful for three large Norfolk farming businesses. David Williams reports.

Holkham Estate, Raynham Farms and Salle Farms share a state-of-the-art Grimme Rexor 6200 Platinum beet harvester which lifts approximately 1,000ha of sugar beet each season. The new machine arrived for the start of the 2020/21 beet harvest, replacing the previous Rexor 620. “This harvest was similar to last year’s – dominated by wet, difficult lifting conditions,” explained Salle Farms farm manager Poul Hovesen. “Beet margins are under increased pressure, and land damage can be an additional cost in a wet lifting season, including damage repair and the effect on following crops. But, by choosing when we harvest and reducing the time that land is left rutted and compacted after lifting, we can improve its recovery and reduce potential losses.” The farms’ strategy for reducing ground damage includes lifting whole fields then recovering the land by ploughing or cultivating the same day. This technique has proved successful in reducing lasting compaction damage after sugar beet and other root crops, resulting in better establishment and performance of following crops compared to where land was left unworked. However, achieving this relies on having access to a harvester capable of achieving high work rates when conditions are suitable for lifting, as well as cooperation with hauliers and British Sugar to transport the crop to the factory.

Effective planning Weekly planning meetings are held, (by Zoom last season, due to Covid-19 restrictions), and involve Poul; Holkham Estate farm manager James Beamish; Raynham Farms

manager Tom Pearson; harvester operator Sam Bilverstone – who also oversees the lifting operation; British Sugar representatives, and the haulier. “Having one person overseeing everything is key,” continued Poul. “Sam starts the season with an iPad loaded with details of every field of beet to be lifted including field size, soil type and additional relevant information. He records each day’s harvesting data on a spreadsheet stored in a ‘cloud’ and accessible to everyone involved. This shows progress to date and the amount of beet remaining in total and on each farm. He ensures the harvesting operation meets the objectives agreed in each meeting, and can contact any of the farm managers if necessary, for example to request additional trailers. Although each farm supplies its own tractors and trailers, there is always support available from the other group farms if needed.” Poul said that involving the haulier and British Sugar in the weekly planning meetings is essential. “Our beet is transported by Norfolk Straw and we have found Trish Bunting at the company very easy to work with. Usually beet harvesting follows the haulier, but our system relies on the haulier following the harvester, and allows full fields to be lifted without risking beet deteriorating on pads for extended periods. All lifted beet are cleared before the haulier moves to the next farm, and we know at all times how much is in clamps awaiting transport to the factory. If conditions are wet but there is plenty of beet lifted, then we can pause harvesting to protect the soils until conditions improve. However, if lifted beet are running short then we share the pressure and lift if we can to keep the

haulier active. British Sugar senior contract manager Ben Goffin and agricultural supply chain manager Justin Fletcher are both extremely helpful, and involving them in our planning process means our system is more effective.”

Loyal to brand “We haven’t considered other brands because we have always had an excellent relationship with Grimme,” explained Poul. “Grimme designers spend their lives developing machinery which is kind to potatoes, whereas other manufacturers have created machines which are as tough as possible on sugar beet. We want to protect beet so that they store well, and preserve as much of the taproot as possible and the Rexor is excellent. I don’t believe there is a better harvester.” Before the collaboration, Salle Farms lifted its own beet including crop grown on three farms within a contract-farming agreement, and it also offered a contract beet harvesting service to local farms. Grimme Maxtron tracked, six-row harvesters were operated, the second of which was later replaced by a Rexor wheeled, six-row harvester when Salle Farms and Raynham Farms agreed to lift beet together. In 2017 the harvester sharing arrangement expanded to include Holkham Estate, and the existing

Rexor was replaced by a new Rexor 620. This was due to remain on the farms until 2022, but last year Grimme suggested upgrading to the latest Rexor 6200 Platinum, and the timing proved ideal with its improved ability to work in even tougher, wet conditions.

Cost sharing The Rexor’s costs are shared, and include the operator who remains with the machine through the season. “Nothing is hidden and all costs are apportioned fairly,” explained Poul. “We also have a reserve harvester operator within the group which means that Sam can have time away from the machine which is important, and in a difficult harvest involving longer days and weekends the driving can be shared to reduce fatigue. Each farm supplies its own tractors, trailers and team of drivers to cart its own beet, but the collaboration provides an option to pull in staff from other farms too, if needed.” Challenging, wet conditions in early January meant supplies of harvested beet were running low, but the relationship with Grimme plus local main dealer Ben Burgess meant a hire machine was quickly available. “Collaboration between the farms meant that bringing in an extra machine was no problem,” explained continued over…

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Poul. “The reserve operator drove it, and the extra cost was covered by all the farms. For a single grower it would be difficult to justify the expense of an additional harvester, but working as a group we all benefit from having our own machine including deciding when and where we harvest, but we also all share the risks and additional costs if and when they occur.”

Significant improvement The machine’s main operator Sam Bilverstone is impressed. “Lifting conditions were difficult all season, but I’ve noticed a big improvement in the latest Rexor’s capabilities compared to the previous model,” he commented. “The cab is more comfortable and quieter – so much so that when Poul phoned me the first day I was driving it he thought I was stopped. The beet hopper is a different shape at the front which makes it easier to see the unloading elevator and trailers alongside, and adjusting the cleaning system to suit different soil types is quicker and more convenient as the turbine guards attach and remove in sections whereas previously the pig tails attached one at a time. “The previous Oppel wheel lifting system wouldn’t have coped in some

of the conditions we encountered this year. When it’s very sticky they tend to block and skid rather than turn, but the oscillating movement of the walking shares keeps them clean. There is a perception that Oppel wheels keep more of the tap root intact, but pushing the shares down under the beet lifted them with very little damage. Oppel wheels are more gentle but there isn’t much difference, and shares allowed us to keep working on wet, heavy land where our previous machines would have struggled.” Sam said that even with the walking shares pushed in deep under the beet wear was minimal, and 430ha was harvested before the first set was replaced.

Very wet season “I was amazed at the new Rexor’s performance in difficult conditions,” agreed Poul. “Between mid-September when we started harvest and midJanuary we had 430mm of rain, and very few totally dry days. The range of soil types across our farms gives us flexibility but when the whole season is wet then there is less opportunity to adapt. We have some land which is heavy clay with a high loam content and it was extremely sticky after the frosts, but the new Rexor coped well

with few beet lost, little damage and an impressively clean crop in the clamp. This Rexor has more power, and everything runs at optimum speed even in heavy conditions, so it keeps itself clean. Watching the beet flow through the machine from the lifting shares to the tank is impressive. There is always a balance between gentle handling of the crop and cleaning the beet effectively, but the Rexor does a great job in difficult conditions without causing damage. For a big machine it’s gentle on the ground too. The crab steering system and large flotation tyres spread the weight effectively and prevent rutting.”

Telematics Poul said having telematics on the new machine is an advantage. “Our latest tractors all have similar technology which helps us reduce downtime with improved planning of servicing and maintenance,” he explained. “Sharing the Rexor’s status information with technical advisors at Grimme is useful, and there have been occasions when fault warnings have been displayed and they have been able to tell us whether it’s safe to keep working or if we need to stop and wait for an engineer. We are looking forward to additional features being

Operator Sam Bilverstone also organises the beet harvesting campaign for the three farms.

added in future, including yield mapping.”

Beneficial arrangement Poul said that the 2020/21 lifting season highlighted benefits of the beet harvesting collaboration and the advantages of dealing with Grimme. “The beet crop remains important to us although it creates challenges in a wet lifting season,” concluded Poul. “Our arrangement, comprising three similar sized growers working together with the harvester manufacturer, dealer, British Sugar and the haulier gives us much needed flexibility and helps us manage the harvest in a way that best protects our land.” FG


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though with the Tempo under the challenging and varied conditions. The Tempo drills 12 rows at 10–12kph, compared with 18 rows at 6kph by the Kverneland drill.” As drill technology has improved over the years, so too has the operator interface. Mr Palmer was impressed with how Vaderstad had built its machine with the operator in mind. “The Tempo E-control system allows the operator to concentrate on drilling rather than always keeping an eye on the mechanics,” he says. “Guidance for the section control is all controlled through our Fendt terminal and the faster we drill the more accurate the drill becomes it seems. “We can also adjust unit pressure in the cab simply by making alterations on the screen. Weight transfer systems on the Tempo allow drilling into variable soils, while maintaining drilling depth at around 2cm.” Mr Palmer adds that Tempo’s ability to work in more challenging soils means he can cut back on cultivations too, and avoid having to go back in the spring to create a seed bed prior to drilling. The drills are pulled by Fendt 724 tractors, which is more than enough horsepower. Appealing to Mr Palmer is also the fact that the Tempo drill can easily convert into a maize drill by simply reducing the number of rows from 12 down to eight at 75cm spacing. He points out that the Tempo seed coulter was originally designed for maize too.” This demonstrates its superior versatility to other drills, in his opinion. “Maize is a new venture for the farm and we drilled for a neighbour who rented land off us for growing the crop. Two of the Tempos were converted and drilled more than 1,000ha last year. This has made a valuable financial contribution towards the cost of the drills.” FG

Early establishment helps tackle virus yellow threat Drilling sugar beet in the shortest time possible to give the crop the best chance of establishing – and help minimise the impact of virus yellows infection – is a strategy that Cambridgeshire grower George Palmer believes will pay dividends in the future. Last year’s mild winter exacerbated the aphid pressure that led to higher virus yellows infection in the 2020 crop, the result being a significant reduction in yield and ultimately profitability, which could not have come at a worse time for UK growers. Mr Palmer, farm manager for Northfield Farm, Soham, aims for a plant population of 100,000/ha and to be drilled up by the end of the second week in April. In light of these crop growing challenges, the decision was taken to replace the farm’s two existing 18-row Kverneland drills with three rear tractor-mounted 12-row Vaderstad Tempo drills, fitted with 2t front-mounted fertiliser hoppers. The switch has seen an improvement in drilling accuracy, which has led to better emergence and greater plant populations. Also, precision placement of fertiliser next to the seed gives the emerging seedlings a vital nutritional boost from the outset.

The 2,200ha farm currently grows just over 1,100ha of sugar beet on rented and in-house land, on soils ranging from peaty fen to clay loam. Yields across all soil types average 75t/ha. “Precision fertiliser placement is critical to maximising sugar beet establishment and our research has identified Vaderstad as the only company to have successfully designed a sugar beet drill that can place seed as well as up to 200kg/ha of fertiliser accurately at speed,” says Mr Palmer. “In my opinion, Tempo is the only true fast precision drill on the market. Our aim is to get the crop to

Precision fertiliser placement is critical to maximising sugar beet establishment.

the 12-leaf stage as quickly as possible and this was achieved in 2020 – the first year of using the new Tempo drills. “We got on well with our Kverneland drills for seed placement, but it wasn’t possible to achieve fertiliser placement too,” he says. “And it struggled on the heavy land and when used in a direct drilling situation. “The Tempo is a more versatile precision drill [...] and the rear press wheel ensures good consolidation and better seed to soil contact.” Mr Palmer acknowledges that the challenge of the 2020 drilling season was probably a one-off, so the true potential of the Tempo probably won’t be realised until next year when it is hoped that spring drilling conditions will be more favourable. “Sugar beet seedling numbers were down last year because of the very dry and wet conditions during the drilling window of 16th March to 16th April,” he explains. “We saw a significant difference in drilling speeds

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Sugar Beet Graph 1. UPL Herbicide screen, Yaxley, Suffolk, 2019

ABLW control without desmedipham With desmedipham no longer available, annual broad-leaved weed (ABLW) control in conventional beet crops now relies on just eight actives. United Phosphorous Limited’s beet product range includes five of the crucial herbicide actives and representative products are shown in Table 1. UPL has been carrying out herbicide screens and programme trials since 2013, with the objective of highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of individual actives and, more recently, how to obtain acceptable weed control without

the inclusion of desmedipham. Highlighting the useful activity of clopyralid on black bindweed has been one of the findings from these trials (Graph 1). Clopyralid* is a post-emergence herbicide that belongs to the HRAC group 4 (Auxin mimics), one of only two actives approved for use in beet crops that belong to this group, the other active being quinmerac. Clopyralid works by being absorbed through the leaves and roots of the target weed, and the inclusion of an adjuvant oil will help with the control of weeds – especially black

100 80 60 40 20 0




bindweed and thistles. Vivendi 200 and Cliophar 400 can be used up to and including BBCH39 (crop cover complete, canopy covers 90 per cent of the ground), however all applications must be completed by the end of June. With flexible dose rates, Vivendi 200 or Cliophar 400 are essential

Table 1. UPL beet products for ABLW control, 2021 Product name


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Maximum Total Dose/ha





3.0 l

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*Maximum total dose of 1.0kg/ha of ethofumesate over a three-year period on the same field. <0.001 LSD = 35.21


% Black bindweed control

Agrochemical company United Phosphorous Limited (UPL) shares the results of herbicide screens and programme trials on achieving acceptable weed control without desmedipham.

% Black bindweed control

All treatments were applied 3 times and included adjuvant oil




components within a beet herbicide programme for the control of volunteer potatoes, thistles and mayweeds, but with the added benefit of also having activity on groundsel, pale persicaria, redshank and black bindweed. UPL recommends that Vivendi 200 or Cliophar 400 are used as part of an herbicide programme in beet crops, for further information and supported tank mixes, visit FG * Clopyralid is extremely difficult to remove from water and care must be taken to protect water. See www.voluntaryinitative., water protection advice sheet (WPAS). As clopyralid is known to be persistent in plants, do not use on beet destined for AD plants.

Tungsten carbide precision drill coulters offer a longer working life

For years, J.J.Metcalfe & Son has taken in new or used sugar beet coulters for tungsten carbide application – extending the life of the coulters by up to six times in comparison to steel alone, the company claims. The durability of tungsten carbide minimises down time and the hard-wearing edge enables the coulter to stay the same shape throughout its long working life. This ensures the part provides excellent performance throughout its working life and creates a consistent crop across the entire field. The precise, v-shaped track left by the sharp cutting edge of the tungsten carbide helps trap the seeds, stopping them rolling

and preventing erratic spacing. This shaped hollow also provides good seed-to-soil contact, leading to excellent germination. As this service has proved increasingly popular year after year, J.J.Metcalfe & Son has now designed and produced its own tungsten carbide-tipped coulters to retrofit Kleine, Monopil and Monopil Mulch. This development means customers will no longer have to wait whilst their coulters go through the time-consuming processes needed to fit the tungsten carbide, the company points out. For those using different varieties of coulters or herb and vegetable coulters, J.J.Metcalfe & Son still offers the tungsten carbide application service. FG

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First ever sugar beet pricing platform launched

The first ever sugar beet pricing platform launched in December, allowing British growers to manage and fix their own sugar beet prices. The pricing platform was developed by NFU Sugar, with support from British Sugar, and has been delivered by the supply chain service company Czarnikow. Its aim is to enable growers to take advantage of new futures-based contracts agreed between NFU Sugar and British Sugar in its latest contract offer, and will be offered via Czarnikow’s client

platform, Czapp. The platform will initially be tested by a pilot group of growers as part of a year-long pilot programme, with the intention to then roll it out more widely across sugar beet contracts. The pilot will allow growers and British Sugar to price beet independently of each other for the first time ever. This means growers

Sugar will both benefit by taking direct control of their own price management. Independent pricing is here to stay, and it’s only going to increase in volume and sophistication in future years.”

can lock in prices when it is attractive to them and British Sugar will only have to pay the price that they have independently set. NFU Sugar board chairman Michael Sly said: “This is a hugely exciting project and something we have been working hard on for a number of years, in response to calls from growers for more control over their sugar beet price. “In the pilot, growers will be able to see the live value of the sugar they are growing in their crop for the first time ever, and make independent pricing decisions based on that data. “This can be a win-win for the industry. It will give growers flexibility to lock in attractive prices at a time to suit them and take the opportunity and risk the market offers them into their own hands.” Jonathan Williams, director at Czarnikow, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this innovative pricing structure for UK growers. “It has taken a lot of hard work and creative thinking from NFU Sugar and British Sugar to allow us to launch the project this month and we are confident growers and British

This can be a win-win for the industry. It will give growers flexibility to lock in attractive prices at a time to suit them. British Sugar’s Peter Watson commented: “British Sugar recognises the desire in some growers to take more risk and price their own crop. Together with the NFU we believe we have developed a new contract type to allow this to happen. This year’s pilot scheme is truly innovative for the sugar beet sector with growers able to take positions on the sugar market for a proportion of their crop, much in the same way as other cereals crops. An exciting opportunity for all in the future.” FG




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 Mr Howling cleaning and loading beet bound for Wissington Beet Factory.  New CTM5034 compact finish.

Company to launch new model after 25 years In 2021, CTM intends to launch a new medium-capacity model Sugar Beet Cleaner Loader – the CTM5000 Series. After almost 25 years’ successful production of the popular CTM500 Series, CTM has taken advantage of emission changes to update this workhorse, which has been the choice of many farms and haulage contractors for almost three decades. With new emission rules requiring a Stage 5 power unit, the company has chosen a Deutz water-cooled 3-cyl 2.2 engine, replacing the noisier 2- and 3-cyl air-cooled engines used in the past, with a choice of D2.2 18kW non-turbo engine for

the standard machine and a more powerful TD2.2 36kW option for the machines with roller separation units. Space for a water-cooling pack has required a relocation of the engine from under the elevator to the hopper end of the machine, leaving the area under the elevator convenient for an internal diesel tank and storage. The change of Series has also prompted CTM to update the overall design – incorporating the many good points from the long-standing

CTM500, such as the excellent cleaning systems, but then adding improvements to meet the new challenges of today’s campaigns. Changes include a new electrical and engine management system, a heavier-duty improved chassis, and updates to most areas of design. The most striking design update is its looks; the front-mounted engine, with its coolant package, looks far more like the larger capacity CTM9000 range, sporting a neat, compact finish. The CTM5000 pre-production

model – a 5034 delivered last year – has been performing extremely well, says the first new 5000 owner operator, Mr Malcom Howling, who operates near King’s Lynn. Despite the difficult conditions of yet another wet campaign, the machine has coped perfectly according to Mr Howling, who commented “the machine was perfect for what he does” and “the radio control was the best option he had chosen”. With Mr Howling looking to offer great individual service and cleaning to his regular local customers, the investment in a new CTM enables him to give continued reliability and quality cleaning, he reckons. All CTM5000 models are designed to incorporate the CTM PRECLEANER system, which has been vital over the last seasons in reducing tare and transport costs. The CTM5000 will also come in variants offering the popular and patented CTM spiral roller system, for added extraction of clod, stones and trash. This proven extraction system will be fitted in the more powerful CTM 5054 model, which has ‘reverse action’ rollers as standard and will be available from this spring. First production of the new, improved CTM5000 Series will ready for sales early 2021. FG


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New seed treatment enables rapid growth and emergence in sugar beet trials A new seed treatment, launched in November 2020 at the digital CropTec show, is demonstrating impressive sugar beet yield improvements and substantially reduced dirt tare, in on-going trial programmes. In fully replicated trials in sugar beet, a 9t/ha yield response was achieved by treating seed pellets with AminoA STAART, the new seed treatment in the range of natural bio-stimulants from UK bio-technology company AminoA. No foliar treatments were applied. “By supplying the seedling with the essential amino-acids in the readily available form, this enables rapid growth and emergence,” explained AminoA managing director, Richard Phillips. Fully approved for use in organic systems by OF&G, AminoA STAART contains a complex of 18 L-isomer amino-acids and natural phytohormones that are essential for early growth and development, while increasing the plant’s resistance to abiotic and biotic stress. “As sugar beet is a marine plant, it has been traditional to use high levels of sodium chloride, or salt, in

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the seed bed as part of the fertiliser programme. While this produces conditions that the sugar beet enjoys, it does have a negative effect on the soil microbiology,” added Mr Phillips. AminoA STAART reduces the phytotoxicity of chemical seed treatments, so is not harmful to soil microbiology or operators. Yield data from a separate tramline trial in the UK saw significant yield increases on treated sugar beet, with up to a 3t/ha improvement, with a relatively greater response on less fertile field conditions (up to 107t/ha from untreated 100t/ha). “Comparing the treated and untreated crop, we also found substantially reduced dirt tare on the treated sugar beet,” said Mr Phillips. “As the crop was under less stress, it grew more evenly, and therefore did not have the irregular

Sugar beet treated (left) vs untreated (right).

growth that would allow for the accumulation of soil tare,” he concluded. AminoA is continuing to work on its trials programme on sugar beet with major international seed companies. AminoA STAART seed treatment is the latest range to be launched by AminoA, alongside the natural

liquid bio-stimulant AminoA FLO. Extensively trialled across all crops, AminoA FLO is suitable for mixing with agrochemicals, helping to maximise sugar beet growth particularly in poor growing conditions. Improving uptakes of expensive fungicides, late applications of AminoA FLO can also boost sugar content. FG

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Lincs contractor shows brand loyalty with latest beet harvester purchase South Lincolnshire-based farmers and contractor, Pete Ulyatt and Son, took delivery of its second Vervaet Q-616 sugar beet harvester at the beginning of this season’s campaign from UK importers, J Riley Beet Harvesters. The new machine replaced an existing Vervaet and is the latest in a long line of Vervaet harvesters. Based at Fosdyke, the family business was founded by Pete Ulyatt in 1955. Right from the outset, sugar beet was integral to the business, with drilling undertaken using a pair of five-row Webb precision seeders and harvesting with a single-row Standen. A reputation for top-quality service resulted in rapid growth, and by the late seventies, 575ha of sugar beet was being harvested for over 100 customers using a pair of Moreau 5-row 2-stage outfits. A substantial enterprise, other activities included drilling 810ha of sugar beet, onions and cabbages with five Webb drills, liquid fertiliser application, ditching and verge mowing and harvesting nearly 700ha of cereals with six combines. Today the company is run by Pete’s son John and his son Martin, although Pete still maintains a watchful eye. As well as offering a complete service for sugar beet from stubble to harvesting, the Ulyatts also carry out contract spraying and combining alongside their own farming enterprise. Suspension fertiliser application is also particularly important to the business and has been carried out for Omex for over 40 years. “We’re very fortunate to have some of the best land in the country on our doorstep, and we lift for some of the best beet growers,” said John. “We run two machines, which typically work separately – one covering the north of our area, and one the south. One is driven by Carl Hardesty, with Paul Stanley on the trailer, and one by my son Martin, with Josh Clover carting. Our staff are very important to us and some have been with us for over 20 years.”

Since 2003, the business has relied solely on Vervaet sugar beet harvesters from J Riley Beet Harvesters. However, many of its previous Moreau machines had also been bought from Rileys’ managing director Jeremy Riley during his time with Fords of Salhouse, further strengthening the bonds of this longstanding business relationship and friendship. “We’ve dealt with Jeremy since the late seventies,” explained John. “We had been happy with the Moreau machines, and had self-propelled GR4s from Jeremy in the 80s, but left them to go to tanker harvesters. We had our first Vervaet – a 12-tonner – in 1993 from Jeremy, and then had a succession of Riecam RBM 300 and RBM 300-S harvesters, finishing with a 400-T in 2001. Since then, we’ve had nine Vervaets.” The Ulyatt family were amongst the first to operate Vervaet’s new Q-Series harvesters following their introduction in 2016, with a Q-616 replacing one of two Beet Eater 617 models. “Rileys brought a prototype Q-Series for us to try,” explained John. “I drove it and we liked

John Ulyatt says the harvesters are very reliable and many issues can be sorted over the phone.

what it did – we thought it was right. We have tried other manufacturer’s machines, but preferred the Q-Series. Since having the first machine, some customers have said that they preferred the way it left the field, so we changed the remaining 617 for a new Q-616 this year. They’re light harvesters and very kind on the land, leaving it nice and level. They’re very manoeuvrable, and we find that the tank holds more than the previous 617s, too. “The harvesters are very reliable. When needed, the backup we receive from Rileys has always been very good. Harry Skeet in particular can even sort out a lot of issues over the phone. We are very loyal to companies who look after us, so we expect the relationship to work both ways and it’s nice when it does like this,” John concluded. FG

This new Vervaet Q-616 sugar beet harvester joined an existing Q-616 in the Ulyatt’s fleet when it replaced an older Vervaet harvester at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign.

Jeremy Riley (left) of J Riley Beet Harvesters together with the Ulyatt family and their team, from second left: Martin Ulyatt, Pete Ulyatt, John Ulyatt, Paul Stanley, Carl Hardesty and Josh Clover.

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UK sprayer manufacturer celebrates 40 years ideal for larger arable farms and contractors. For optimal performance and accuracy, factoryfitted options also include GPS mapping combined with nozzle control and boom levelling systems.

Since it began trading in 1981, Team Sprayers has grown from a specialist supplier known mostly to local farmers to a highly respected national brand. David Williams reports. The business started following the closure of well-known manufacturer Dorman Sprayers, and involved a team of seven experienced staff from the previous company led by Bob Hubbard. Initially based at Waterside Marina in Ely, it relocated within a year to Prickwillow, near Ely, where it remained until 2003 – after which it moved to a state-of-the-art manufacturing premises at Witchford, also near Ely. Bob and his wife Marie remained involved with Managing director Danny Hubbard. the company until 2006, three years after their sons Danny and Phil had taken over the running of the family business. “We planned to celebrate the 40 years with an ambitious open day, but Covid-19 restrictions meant this wasn’t possible,” explained Danny.

“However, we still wanted to mark the occasion and thank our loyal workforce, many of whom have been with us for many years including storeman Steve Whitehand – one of the original seven who joined from Dorman Sprayers.”

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Members of the Team Sprayers workforce pictured above in front of the Prickwillow factory in 1981, (l-r) Steve Whitehand (still with Team), Michael Dutchin, Mike Corsy, Tony Ferby, Bob Hubbard and John Neat. Missing from the picture was Gordon Brown, and it was recreated more recently (right) to commemorate 40 years’ trading. Pictured (l-r) Steve Whitehand, Paul West, Philip Hubbard (on sprayer) and Danny Hubbard.

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with mounted and trailed versions for use with compact tractors and ATVs. There is also a range of demount, electric-driven sprayers suitable for ATVs and UTVs, with narrow booms or hand lances for targeted weed control. Team also manufactures chemical and fertiliser applicators for mounting on potato planters, and

chemical application equipment for potato stores.

Confident for the future “We have experienced increased demand for our sprayers over recent years in both our agricultural and groundcare ranges, which has led to us investing in and expanding our factory building,” Danny explained.

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Waterside Ely (Marina). Team Sprayers started trading 1982 Production moved to Unwins Ind Estate, Prickwillow Road, Ely 1984 John Neat left to form his own company – Techneat Engineering 1986 Partnership with Mole Valley Farmers with depots in the west country and which purchased many Team sprayers 1991 & 1992 Large MOD orders placed for de-icers 1995 Phil Hubbard joined the company 1997 Mobile unit purchased to use as an office 1998 Danny Hubbard joined the company 2000 With the collaboration of Stuart Liddle; Team developed closed-transfer systems for sheep dip. These were produced and sold – first to Cross Vetpharm (Bimeda), then Hygeia Chemical. Both Irish companies February 2003 Team Sprayers relocated to Lancaster Way, Witchford, with Phil and Danny Hubbard in charge December 2006 Bob and Marie Hubbard officially retire.

”The priority was to increase our production facilities, but we also needed to improve efficiencies for finishing the machines once they had passed through the factory. We also gained extra outside yard space for testing and storing larger sprayers, and we have plans to continue our expansion over the next few years to ensure we continue offering the very best machines backed up by the very best service. “As a UK manufacturer with most of our customers here in the UK, we have always had the ability to react quickly, give realistic lead times and

provide an unrivalled back-up service. We have been fortunate to continue production through these difficult times but, as for many businesses, 2020 was a challenging year with an uncertain Brexit trade deal and the effect this could potentially have on our imports and exports, then we were thrown the Covid-19 pandemic. Going into 2021 and our 40th year, we hope that things will settle, and look forward to a ‘new normal’ whatever that may be. It has been an incredible 40 years and I look forward to seeing what the business can achieve in the future,” he concluded. FG 77559

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Maximise efficiency with new boom guidance system Coupled with the AmaSelect individual nozzle control, Amazone’s new boom guidance system, ContourControl, offers intelligent crop protection. To ensure maximum efficacy of agrochemicals, any sprayer must have the ability to run both the right nozzle type and size, and at the right height above crop, so as to generate as little drift as possible and produce the ideal droplet size to hit the desired target. Amazone’s new boom guidance system, ContourControl, coupled with its AmaSelect individual nozzle control available on the UX Super and Pantera 03 series sprayers, does just that. ContourControl is a whole new way of maintaining boom stability,

and across any topography or speed, Amazone says. The active boom guidance system is speed related and uses two ultrasound sensors – mounted on the central pendulum to smooth out boom ride and provide roll damping – that work alongside four more sensors out on each boom half. These four sensors continually maintain the correct height above crop using both negative and positive geometry. At the heart of the ContourControl system, electronically-controlled, hydraulic accumulators fire oil in and out of the boom pivot rams to

give instantaneous response to any change in slope or crop growth to keep that optimum height, which is set automatically depending on whether the boom is chosen to spray at either 25 or 50cm nozzle spacing. Forward and backward swing at the boom tip generates over- and under-spray, which can lead to resistance in the crop or places the crop under excessive stress thus affecting yield. To prevent this, acceleration sensors within the SwingStop system, monitor any boom tip movement and damp

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The mono construction allows for steering outputs of up to 30-degrees, which is unique. As standard, the Spraymax is fitted with a steering axle control. Hydraulic width adjustment is also an option. Spraymax is the company’s absolute ‘high-end’ range of trailer sprayers, it claims, with 2,500–6,500 litres as standard and a good level of specification, but at the same time able to tailor the specification with more sophisticated features that match the requirements of modern We have moved…but not very far!

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A Manitou telehandler fitted with Endurion radial tyres from the Vredestein range.

Power on the land The topic of this month’s Power on the Land is tyres and tracks – brought to you, as always, by Mike Williams. The introduction of rubber tracks on Caterpillar Challenger tractors in 1987 avoided the major disadvantages of the traditional steel tracks used previously, boosting the sales of tracklaying tractors and harvesting machinery. Special equipment linked to rubber tracks provides a significant part of the Norfolk based Eurotrack company’s business, which includes the Kile range of Clear View caps that simplify oil checking on the idler and mid-roller track hubs of popular models in the Agco, Case IH, Caterpillar, Claas, John Deere and Versatile equipment ranges. As well as checking the oil level for both inner and outer rollers, the Clear View caps also make it easy to see the clarity of the oil, and each cap has its own plug. The caps are made of scratch- and impact-resistant plastic and carry a five-year warranty. The Eurotrack range also includes the Superior Agritraxx series undercarriage wheels and midrollers, made in America using a special polyurethane compound designed to provide a longer working life, and Eurotrack also offers a range of stainless steel replacement parts for tractor exhaust systems. ADR Tyremart is a specialist distributor of wheels and wheelrelated products for agriculture, with a comprehensive range that includes both rigid and steering axles, a varied selection of suspension systems plus wheels to suit trailed and selfpropelled vehicles used on farms. Its steering axles include both self-steer and controlled steering versions, and the range of approved rigid axles is

said to offer the biggest choice of capacities available. Tyremart also holds a large stock of drawbars, as well as a range of accessories and spare parts, and a special feature of its axles is the identification plate that simplifies selecting the correct item if a replacement part is needed. The list of axles included in the Tyremart range includes the Variotrack series providing adjustment between two different width settings. This is a feature that is particularly relevant for trailer axles, as the wider track setting can be used for field work to suit rowcrop spacing, while the narrow width is readily available for road travel. India has emerged as a major force in the international tyre industry, with companies such as BKT offering a wide range of agricultural tyres. BKT established its off-highway tyre manufacturing business in the 1980s, and the agricultural sector is now a major part of its product range, which is still expanding. Recent additions to its long list of farm tyres include the Agrimax Turf RT333 radial for small tractors, and at the other end of the scale are additions to the BKT Agrimax V-Flecto series for large agricultural tractors. Design features for the V-Flecto tyres, which are now available in 18 sizes, include avoiding the need to adjust inflation pressures to suit working speed changes; they have a high load carrying capacity; and extra width provides a larger footprint area to reduce ground pressure. The V-Flecto structure is also claimed to provide a longer working life. Another recent addition to the BKT agricultural range is the IF 750/75

including special tractors for R46 size in the Agrimax Force series vineyards and fruit production. of tyres for large tractors. It is the Ceat is another of the India-based largest radial available from BKT, companies which is achieving success with a 2.3m diameter to produce in world markets, and it has a long a large footprint area to help history that started in Italy in the minimise ground pressures, and its 1920s when it was linked with the performance capabilities include a Pirelli company. Ceat is now part of 70kph maximum travel speed. RPG – one of India’s biggest industrial Confirmation of the cost-savings concerns, and it has a comprehensive offered by tractor tyres with a longer product range covering virtually all working life has been provided by vehicle types including car, truck and the DLG research organisation in bicycle tyres as well as special tyres Germany, which achieved savings for agriculture and other industries. amounting to one euro per hour in a Annual production is currently around performance test comparing Traxion 165 million tyres, selling in markets XXL tyres from Apollo Vredestein with throughout the world. a competing premium grade tyre The agricultural range from brand. The tests, which measured Ceat includes tractor tyres, plus a work carried out by six John Deere comprehensive list of tyres for self6215R series tractors, based their costpropelled and trailed equipment, saving calculation on the fact that the including for ATVs. Special extra durability of the Traxion tyres performance features claimed for the achieved more than a 50 per cent tractor tyres include superior traction increase in total working life. for field work plus good stability and Apollo Vredestein offers a low noise levels for road travel, and comprehensive range of agricultural new tyres are backed by a seven-year equipment tyres, including Endurion warranty. FG radials that are specially developed for use with materials handling equipment. They are designed to provide increased durability and driver comfort, and Endurion tyres in two sizes are now available as original equipment on new Manitou MLT and MLA series telehandlers. Recent additions to the Vredestein agricultural range include the 65/70 Traxion tyres designed Oil level and clarity are easily checked on for small tractors in tracklayer hubs equipped with Kile Clear both articulated and View caps supplied by Eurotrack. rigid frame versions, February 2021 135


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Popular tyre range introduces new sizes BKT’s lead product, the Agrimax V-Flecto, is set to expand its range with four new sizes. One is already available (VF 710/70 R 42), while the other three are being developed and will soon join the 18 current sizes (VF 750/70 R 44, VF 710/75 R 38 and VF 710/55 R 38). Agrimax V-Flecto was developed to improve tractor performance on every type of terrain, allowing farmers to maximise loads without changing tyre pressure, regardless of speed – managing to carry 40 per cent more weight than a standard tyre of the same size and with the same recommended rim. At the same time, soil compaction is reduced thanks to a wider footprint area and a 10 per cent wider tread. Its durability is 10 per cent longer than the standard equivalent, a characteristic that is beneficial in terms of productivity and

Tyre and track offering gets seal of approval of Lodge Farm, says they are “exceptionally good value for new tyres”, having recently purchased a set for a 16-year-old tractor. When it came to ploughing, it pulled “exceptionally well”, he added, prompting him to purchase a complete set for a 10-year-old tractor that was struggling with grip. Having dealt with Brocks for many years, he said he “always found them reliable” and the fitting and delivery service from Outland was “convenient, quick and efficient”, adding that he “would and has recommended Outland to others”. On the track side, Percy Brock says “the Bridgestone Series 6 continues to perform exceptionally well and we have made additions to our Outland range of tracks to include Claas and Grimme harvesters”. FG 77221

Outland Group, sister company of Brocks, started trading in July 2020 and offers a complete supply, delivery, fitting and disposal service for tyres and tracks. With nearly 80 per cent growth, Outland is now launching a new website – – so you can buy online. Key tyre brand Maxam comes with an eight-year warranty and shares characteristics with premium brands, including a 45-degree curved lug profile to minimise vibration and improve traction. Engineered in Europe with offices in Birmingham UK and Danvers USA, it is a very reasonably priced tyre. Maxam’s field engineer will also come to your farm to help set up optimum pressures for your specific applications. Essex farmer Robert Graham,


farm work optimisation. The ultra-resistant casing and special strengthened bead allow Agrimax V-Flecto to exploit all the tractor’s potential – both in the field and on the road, where it can also reach high speeds. It is the first BKT tyre which makes use of NRO (Narrow Rim Option) technology, conforming to the standards recorded by the European Tire and Rim Technology Organization (ETRTO). This marking makes it possible to use standard rims, not dedicated rims which are instead needed for VF tyres of the same size. FG

Premium VF tyres now available in ploughing sizes Vredestein has added a further three sizes to its premium Traxion Optimall VF tyre range. The VF650/85R42 and VF650/85R38 have a maximum width of 65cm and fit perfectly in the furrow, together with the front size VF600/70R34 making them ideal for ploughing. Renowned benefits of the Traxion Optimall, such as its self-cleaning properties and traction, also make the tyre very suitable for plough activities. Thanks to the use of F+ technology, the tyre is able to carry high loads even at very low pressure, the company claims. The flexible sidewall ensures an evenly distributed footprint, preventing any peak load on the shoulders

at low pressure. The resulting soil preservation and excellent pulling power is further enhanced by a curved tread, with the lugs at the end being more transverse to the driving direction. High traction means less slip and low fuel consumption, while the tyre’s selfcleaning properties are due to the way the distance between the lugs increases from the centre to the side. The Traxion Optimall VF has more rubber in the centre of the tread in the driving direction, providing continuous road contact and excellent driving comfort. The F+ technology also keeps the shoulders stable at low pressure during transport activities at high speed. FG

Fitting perfectly in the furrow, the Vredestein Traxion Optimall VF650/85R42 is ideal for ploughing.

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RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) No matter how challenging your needs, RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) is your best ally when it comes to haulage and municipality applications during winter. This tractor tyre ensures extraordinary grip for all operations on icy and snowy roads without the need of snow chains being mounted. Thanks to the tread grooves and the strong casing specially designed for heavy-duty services, RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) ensures a low rolling resistance that provides fuel economy plus great stability. RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) is BKT’s response to the needs of modern farming contractors during winter operations.


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Tyres & Tracks Bedfordia Farms’ John Deere 6250R tractors with Michelin AxioBib 2 VF tyres have proved capable of pulling the farm’s 8m drills in challenging conditions.

Bedfordia Farms assistant arable manager ‘JJ’ Ibbett.

Versatility boosts farm efficiency Investing in three identical John Deere 6250R tractors capable of carrying out almost any task and equipped with the latest Michelin AxioBib 2 VF tyres to reduce soil compaction, has been key to improving operating efficiency for Bedfordshire-based Bedfordia Farms. David Williams reports. Approximately 2,425ha of predominantly heavy land is farmed from the company’s Milton Ernest base. Most is combinable arable cropping, running alongside an 1,100-sow farrowing-to-finishing pig enterprise, and a commercial grain store. The land is mainly owned, with a small amount contractfarmed, and the business also separately contractfarms 1,400ha of arable crops near Leicester. “Our Bedfordshire machinery fleet included 14 tractors from 120–620hp,” explained assistant arable manager ‘JJ’ Ibbett. “All except six were John Deere, but because we tended to add to the fleet rather than trade in, we not only had operating systems from two manufacturers but also a range of concepts on tractors of various sizes and ages, making operation complex, especially for seasonal workers.

Core fleet “We reduced and updated the fleet, standardising where possible for improved reliability and

efficiency and to lessen our peak labour requirement. With other machinery updated at the same time, seven tractors were replaced by four which were more versatile, in time for the 2019 harvest.” John Deere tractors have been used there for more than 30 years and large, high-horsepower machinery has been favoured. In 2018, a 9620RX articulated rubber-track crawler was purchased and ran alongside a 9630 articulated wheeled tractor and an 8370RT twin-track crawler. The fleet restructure retained the 9620RX and a 7310R but saw the departure of the 9630, the 8370RT, a 7810, a 6210R, a 6150R, a 6910 and one of six JCB Fastracs. Supplied by local main dealer P Tuckwell, arrivals included a 6155R, and three 6250Rs which have been key to the tractor fleet changes. Other changes included the tramline spacing which moved from 40m to 36m for increased compatibility with general field operations. Direct drilling of oilseed rape and trialling with

wheat is being introduced where conditions are suitable, and a flexible controlled-traffic farming regime also now operates. John Deere FarmSight precision farming systems have replaced Trimble. The full-time Milton Ernest team includes managing director Ian Smith, arable operations manager Ian Rudge, JJ Ibbett, five arable machinery operators and a placement student. Since making the changes, the additional seasonal worker requirement has reduced from nine to six.

Logical option JJ explained that buying three identical 6250Rs was based on their year-round suitability for almost any task, matched with full-time operators and working a large number of hours. Their role includes primary and secondary cultivations, ploughing, corn carting, muck spreading, drilling and hedge cutting, and other general work. “Our previous 6210R was versatile, but couldn’t do enough of the key tasks. We also have a 7310 which suits heavier cultivations and drilling, but it’s bigger than necessary for other work. Reviewing operating hours across our fleet demonstrated that tractors under 230hp worked the most. Therefore, the 6250R with 275hp and enough traction for 80 per cent of our work was the logical option and having three identical along with duplicated implements meant they would be busy throughout the year. “Understandably, there was initial reluctance to moving from larger tractors, but we tried a demonstration 6250R and all liked it, and especially the CommandPro joystick. It’s easy to set up and use, the creep feature is superb and although we considered other brands initially these didn’t progress to demonstrations as the John Deere solution seemed ideal and back-up from our dealer is so good.”


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First with new tyres It was suggested that fitting the latest 650/85R38 and 600/70R30 Michelin AxioBib 2 tyres with VF technology would further improve performance from the versatile tractors. Compared to standard tyres, the AxioBib 2 VF can operate at 40 per cent less pressure, or carry 40 per cent extra load at similar pressure, also achieving 28–35 per cent more traction, 7–10 per cent increased productivity and a potential four per cent yield increase from the enhanced soil protection, according to Michelin. John Deere area sales territory manager David Purdy is a tyre and soil protection specialist, and he believed the tyre upgrade would provide multiple benefits. “Research indicates that soil damage can be substantially reduced by lowering axle weights to below 6 tonnes and getting tyre pressures down to single digits. The 6250R with AxioBib 2 VF tyres achieves both of these targets, not to mention the potential for fuel savings.” The three 6250Rs were the first with the new tyres in the UK and, after weighing the tractors and implements, Michelin calculated the required ballasting with inflation to 9psi for all expected operations. “We would definitely choose them again,” commented JJ. “These are super-flexible tractors, but these tyres provide the grip needed for larger implements such as our three 8m Horsch and Vaderstad drills, and 6m secondary cultivators.” Although 9psi is suitable for transport too, Michelin suggests inflation pressures up to 6psi higher for intensive road use can optimise ride quality and improve wear characteristics. “Short journeys are fine but for longer periods and higher speeds; operation at 15psi improves ride quality

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and the tractors feel more stable,” JJ added. “We would like to see central tyre inflation added to John Deere’s options list for even better results from these tractors and tyres.”

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Changes successful JJ confirmed that, so far, the new regime appears successful although it remains ‘work in progress’ as the farm tries to more accurately record, monitor and manage its costs of production. “Clearly much of our work is at the top end of the 6250Rs’ abilities but they perform well, and operators like them. We expect that over time our soils will benefit from the changes made, specifically with the reduced machinery weight and ground pressure leading to less compaction at depth. In turn this should result in a reduction in power requirements and potential changes in our cultivation strategy. We still have two 300hp tractors available when extra power is needed, and we will monitor each season to learn what works and what is right.” FG

Previously, a 12-furrow trailed plough was pulled by the 9630 articulated tractor, but the 6250R copes well with a 7-furrow semi-mounted, achieving adequate grip while running on top. The smaller 6155R is matched with a 6-furrow fully-mounted plough, where working in-furrow provides additional traction. “Although this appears more efficient, there is a compaction penalty when working in-furrow,” explained JJ. Investment in new implements suiting the 36m tramline spacing and tractor fleet included duplicates of those used most. A 6m, deep cultivator is used behind the 9620RX for most primary cultivations, and similar 3m versions are pulled by two 6250Rs. Subsequent cultivations are by a 10m RexiusTwin tined press behind the 9620RX, and 6m presses behind the 6250Rs. The 8m drills all run diagonally to the tramlines, so matching the 36m spacing isn’t Members of the Bedfordia Farms team with their tractors – (l-r) Steve Morris, Chris Lay, an issue. Graham Parratt, Tommy Prowse and JJ Ibbett.

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Combatting compaction Soil health benefits from using the latest tyre technology were highlighted in a presentation by specialists from ADAS, John Deere and Continental. David Williams reports.

Weight and pressure key John Deere area sales territory manager David Purdy is also a soil specialist and is currently working on a PhD on soil and plant interactions. He referred to his research which confirms that vehicle weight and selected tyre pressures are a major contributor to soil compaction. “Increased axle weights caused by heavy implements and more powerful machines

should be offset by tyres and polymer technology (e.g. VF) that can spread this weight. Damage to topsoil is caused by incorrect tyre inflation, while compaction in subsoil is largely caused by increased axle loads. Both should be addressed to minimise the impact of field operations,” he explained. David said that factors contributing to soil issues include; too many cultivations, poor traffic management, high tyre pressures, late harvesting, loosened weak soil, high axle loads, wet soil working, excessive wheel slip and poor soil health. “Increased soil moisture leads to greater vulnerability to compaction at depth,” he said, stressing that field work should take place only when conditions are suitable for the machinery being used. He said that selecting tractors with a high power-to-weight ratio helps, ideally preferably achieving axle loads under 6t and tyre pressures in single digits, and suggested that achieving a balance of 35kg per horsepower for arable field work is a realistic target. He also confirmed that carrying excess ballast increases field work costs. “As a rule of thumb, for each tonne of unrequired ballast carried, fuel consumption increases by one litre per hectare, so the ideal scenario is to be able to easily add or remove three tonnes of weight for heavy draft or lighter top work such as drilling.”

Continental sales manager for agricultural tyres, Richard Hutchins explained that investment in a new research and development facility in Portugal is producing tyres that can help offset potential damage from heavy machines. “We have developed new, very high flexion (VF) tyres with a single bead wire that are more flexible and can operate at lower pressures,” he explained. “VF tyres carry 40 per cent more load than standard tyres at the same pressures, or can be operated at 40 per cent lower pressures while carrying the same load. This spreads

the vehicle weight over a larger surface area and reduces soil compaction.

Real-time tyre monitoring New tyre checking sensors have also been developed by Continental for use with new or existing tyres. ‘ContiPressureCheck’ monitors the tyre pressure and temperature during operation, and can alert the user to issues such as underinflation or overloading, reducing the risk of tyre damage. “VF tyres with sensors are the future for farming and will help reduce soil compaction,” Richard concluded. FG

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David also suggested that the smaller front tyres are capable of creating more compaction than the rears, so weight distribution should be split 40 per cent front and 60 per cent rear, and he stressed that carrying too much weight at the front is especially damaging. “Users need to understand the principle of weight transfer. Ballast on the front linkage is a long way forward of the front axle, so it has a greater effect and increases ground pressure more than if it is carried on the axle itself,” he confirmed. “Therefore less weight The new ContiPressureCheck sensors monitor tyre pressure is needed, and too much and temperature during operation, allowing lower pressures means added potential to be used with reduced risk of damage. for soil damage.” 140 February 2021

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ADAS principal soil scientist John Williams drew on data from published soil surveys to suggest that between 40–60 per cent of UK soils are moderately degraded while up to 30 per cent are severely degraded, with consequences including little porosity, low organic matter and high levels of compaction resulting in poor drainage and restricted root growth. “Quantifiable soil degradation costs are estimated at between £0.9bn– £1.4bn per year,” he explained, adding that this is mainly linked to the loss of organic matter which accounts for 47 per cent of the cost, while compaction is blamed for 39 per cent. Solutions to the problem include improved soil management to avoid and alleviate damage. John said this could include avoiding working in the wet, and selecting more suitable cropping and rotation strategies. He also suggested using low ground pressure tyres and reducing the trafficked area including techniques such as Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF). Initiatives to enhance soil organic matter content were also recommended.

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Reliable collection and recycling Envirotyre UK Ltd was founded in 2002 to provide a reliable, competent collection and recycling service. Now well established as one of the leading tyre recycling companies in central and eastern England, it is the only waste tyre disposal business in Lincolnshire to have a full Environment Agency permit. It processes all tyres, from bicycle to earthmover and everything in-between, as well as construction and agricultural tracks. The team has many years’ experience and says its fleet of lorries and vans are ideal for any scrap tyre collection. Waste tractor and truck tyres have been processed by Envirotyre since it started 19 years ago, and it can manage contaminated and mixed loads, with any size or


weight accepted. Farmers and their consortiums are offered daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly collection options. Envirotyre also provides highly cost-effective rubber sidewall covers for silage pits. It is one of the only UK companies that can collect the full range of agri tracks from any site in England, using its own fleet. It has a fully calibrated weighbridge on-site. Envirotyre claims its prices (per tyre or per tonne) are the best in its operating area. Discounts are given to customers who want bulk tyre disposal or deliver their used tyres to its site. As a fully compliant and heavily invested business, Envirotyre says it offers customers full traceability and peace of mind. FG






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Tyres & Tracks Footprint: The Alliance 372 VF scored 110 per cent for the rear size in comparison to 112 per cent for the premium competitor tyre. The Alliance front tyre was slightly narrower than the premium competitor – achieving 104 per cent for the VF tyre against the baseline IF tyre, while the premium competitor VF tyres achieved 113 and 123 per cent respectively.

Independent tests comparing Alliance 372 IF and VF tyres against premium brand competitors have confirmed that the Alliance version offers similar or better performance in all key areas.


High performance at a competitive price Alliance Tyre Group (ATG) has launched new VF tyres offering comparable performance characteristics to more expensive premium brands. David Williams reports. VF (very high flexion) tyres can carry 40 per cent more load at the same pressure as standard tyres, or carry the same load at 40 per cent less pressure. Alliance 372 VF tractor drive tyres are radial steel-belted, and available in 28 sizes including versions to fit combines and some slurry tankers. They come with a D (65kph) speed rating and a 10-year warranty.

Independent testing The new tyres were assessed last year, and included Alliance 372 IF and VF tyres compared against two similar

patterns from premium competitor brands in IF and VF construction in the same sizes. The Alliance 372 IF tyre was set as the benchmark at 100 per cent. Tests included fuel efficiency, traction, slip in soft soil, and footprint, and the results revealed that the Alliance 372 VF tyres out-performed premium brand competitor IF tyres and were an equal match for premium brand competitor VF tyres: Fuel efficiency: Relative results for the Alliance VF tyres of 104 and 107 per cent matched the premium competitor for fuel efficiency, and out-performed

Customer service is golden for breakdown and repair service Low prices, large stocks and specialist knowledge are what set Treadfirst Mobile 24 apart, the company says. Established 35 years ago, the independent agricultural tyre and wheel specialist provides a tyre breakdown and repair service covering the East of England. At any time of the day or night, you can telephone its dedicated hotline to speak to an operator (not a computer or agency). With a reputation based on customer service and much of its business generated by recommendation, the company says it looks after customers so they return year after year. In fact, the company has a lot of customers who have been using them since the launch of the business in 1986. Treadfirst has several retail

outlets throughout East Anglia where it can service and MoT cars, vans and 4x4s, as well as carrying an extensive range of tyres and batteries. Ever supportive of the farming community, it holds massive stock levels to ensure it meets demand for all batteries, tyres and wheels – for everything from wheelbarrows through to combine harvesters. With 4x4 fitting vehicles in its fleet, Treadfirst promises that no customer in need is inaccessible. If you are considering buying new equipment, it may be more cost effective to buy machinery without wheels – the company says it can supply sets of wheels and tyres better suited to your individual requirements. Call Treadfirst to discuss your requirements. FG

all competitor IF tyres. Traction: Traction was a fraction below the premium competitor for the VF tyres, and the Alliance 372 VF easily outperformed the competitor’s IF tyres. Slip in soft soil: The Alliance 372 VF demonstrated higher grip than the premium competitor tyre. The Alliance rear tyre achieved 118 per cent compared to the baseline IF tyre, while the premium competitor VF tyre achieved 112 per cent, and the competitors’ IF tyres achieved only 63 and 58 per cent of the grip of the Alliance IF tyre.

Results confirmed that Alliance 372 VF tyres perform in line with premium brand competitors of the same size, and better than premium brand competitor IF tyres, and the large cost difference between the brands means the Alliance offers great value for money, argues the manufacturer.

UK importer The new Alliance 372 VF tyres are available through official importer, Kirkby Tyres. Marketing director Michael Rosenthal explained, “Alliance was one of the first manufacturers to offer IF and VF tyres, and although it has an excellent reputation for quality and performance, the range is also known for its keen pricing and excellent value for money. Alliance tyres are selected by professional farmers and contractors, and the 372 VF line-up is proving extremely popular.” FG

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


Hay and Haylage Making – 80×47cm baler


15t Bunnings with flotation tyres & wide spreading rotors 360o EXCAVATOR with tree shear

Grassland Services 77215

Don’t let timber quality deteriorate Safely harvest while it has value!

Hill Farm, Wissett, Halesworth

Combination Drilling – 3m

Greencrop Forage & Contracting Ltd

07811 125312


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01526 322654 and 07976 550635

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OSG Agri Hire Ltd is a family run business based on the Hertfordshire/Essex border providing trailer hire, tractor hire, contract bale chasing and other agricultural services Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and discover the advantages of working with OSG Agri Hire Ltd

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

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P. BOWERS Construction

Agricultural Contractor

For all your 360º Digger work building needs...

Specialising in Ditching & Coppicing (shear & grab) Cuts & holds 14” diameter wood

Contact Peter

Hedge Cutting

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

07944 272 762 • 77635


GM Plant

Gary Moores 13 ton excavator/operator All machine work undertaken

07977 395704


Work Undertaken Includes: • Factory Walls & Roofs • House Walls & Roofs • Commercial & Domestic

• Repair Work • Re-cladding • Airless Spray • High Powered Pressure Washing

• Plasproof Compound • Sandtex Paint • Barn Paint • Bitumen • Creosote

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• Dutch Barns • Corn Bins • Aeroplane Hangars • Tarmac Plants • Wood Work

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Chris Whitton


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Hugh Pearl Land Drainage

“Slug problem?” No problem with a Stocks Fan Jet PRO applicator.

with 60 years experience of contracting can supply all your drainage and trenching requirements from design to construction


• Multi-purpose, low-cost, spinning disc spreader • Broadcasts slug pellets, small seeds and granules • Hopper capacity 65 or 130 litre

Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage) Ltd New Farm, Bobbingworth, Ongar, Essex CM5 0DJ

01277 890274 Fax: 01277 890322

Stocks Ag Limited. Cromwell Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE14 0SD, UK 01945 464909

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Lowlander ® Manure Spreaders 3 Year Warranty | Details available upon request

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Tel: 01778 560466/560425 Glen Bellamy: 07767 861555

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FARMERS GUIDE 25 YEARS AGO Advertisements in the February 1996 Farmers Guide yellow pages included details of the evening primrose crop, described as ideal for setaside land. A complete computerised bookkeeping programme for contractors was on offer at £1,995, and Pawnee Aviation advertised its ultimate low ground pressure spraying machines for crop spraying and top dressing. On the wanted pages, a Norfolk farmer required an antique grandfather clock and a British or Harley Davidson motorcycle of any age. An Essex farmer needed a poultry-plucking machine, and another wanted to hire five acres of preferably light land. Ernest Cozens reminded readers that January had not passed without problems for farmers, as the weather after Christmas was decidedly wintry

with frosts and heavy snow early in the month. He also noted that Massey Ferguson had introduced two new big square balers – the larger model had a £69,950 price tag. It was mentioned that All Terrain Vehicles had really come into their own. BJL Fielden Ltd reported that farmers had bought more new and second-hand ATVs than ever, with many of them bought by first-time buyers. Some of the latest ATVs included a Kawasaki with a liquid-cooled engine, and an electric cooling fan that cut in automatically when the temperature was too high, while the John Deere 220 series Gator 6x4 utility vehicle had an 18hp diesel engine. In Farm Machinery News, Standen Reflex were importing the new articulated Holmer Terra-Dos sugar beet harvester with an 18t hopper, walking share lifters and a price tag of about £260,000. Kverneland announced four new drum mowers with the choice of front- and rear-mounted models, and Grimme announced a new potato windrower which could be used to lift the crop

to dry before it was harvested. Pan Anglia said it had the answer to the problem of loose nuts and bolts with its 88-piece spanner set in a plastic case for £85 – and if the nuts still came loose, they could sell you a box of vibration proof washers for another £24. Landini introduced its new Trekker crawler range in the February Farmers Guide. There were three models with 75, 85 and 95hp Perkins engines, 16 forward and 8 reverse gears, hydraulic brakes, and hydraulic track tensioning. The 80hp Trekker 85 cost £23,750. And finally... John Hodge wondered if any readers remembered the Gyrotiller, as Suffolkbased Norman Southgate had asked for help with a book he was writing about the machine. The Fowler Gyrotiller was an ultra-large self-propelled rotary tiller with a powerful engine and crawler tracks which could work to a depth of up to 18in. Claude Culpin’s Farm Machinery textbook published in 1955 noted that a contractor’s charge for Gyrotilling was 30 shillings an acre. FG

MERCEDES-BENZ German engineers Karl Benz and Gottlied Daimler made their first motor cars in 1871 and 1882 respectively. Mercedes was the name of an important Benz car dealer’s daughter, and Karl Benz used the Mercedes-Benz brand for the first time on a racing car in 1919. However, the Mercedes-Benz name was not used until the two companies, trading as Daimler-Benz, merged in 1926. The first Mercedes-Benz farm tractors with a 20hp hot bulb diesel engine appeared in 1926. The Daimler-Benz acquired Boehhranger, makers of the Unimog, in 1950 and within 10 years they had built more than 50,000 Unimogs. The first four-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz MB-trac with four equal-sized wheels, equally suitable for field and roadwork,

was launched at the 1972 German trade fair. The specification included a four-cylinder Mercedes 65/70 hp engine, a 12 forward and reverse gearbox, front and rear power take-off, hydraulic linkage and a passenger seat in the cab. The more powerful MB-trac 95/105 appeared in 1974, followed by the MB-trac 1100 and 1300 with 110 and 125hp engines which were added in 1976. An MB-trac 1100 was sold at a recent auction for £72,250. The 10,000th MB-trac rolled of the production line in 1979. The 150hp MB-trac 1500 appeared in 1980 followed by 85 and 95hp models in the early 1980s and by 1986, Mercedes-Benz (UK), with a depot at Milton Keynes, was offering British

farmers a range of five models in the 75–150hp range. The tractors had even weight distribution on all four equal-sized wheels, a top speed of 25mph, diff-lock on both axles and hydrostatic steering. There were seven models of MB-trac with 80–160hp engines on the UK market in 1990. The more powerful models had a synchromesh gearbox with reverse shuttle and 8 creep speeds and a weight transfer system which could be used to put implement weight on to the front or rear axle. A bi-directional MB-trac with a turbocharged six-cylinder 180hp engine and a reverse control console in the cab, was launched at the 1990 Royal Show, but time was up for the MB-trac and production came to an end in 1991. FG

The bi-directional MB-trac 1500, hitched to a sugar beet harvester, had a coil spring front suspension system and the 80hp MB-trac 1000, with a cab big enough for two people, is pulling the trailer.

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Farmers – place your FREE advert in the magazine or online by visiting To post or fax, see coupon on page 218 Deadline for inclusion in the March 2021 issue is 18th February 2021 UK’S LARGEST AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFIED SECTION 77766

MACHINERY FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY AVAILABLE NOW 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

2018 18 tonne Bailey Trailer, Air brakes, hydraulic tailgate, Super Singles- 385/65R22.5, Sprung Axle and Drawbar, Mudflaps, Grain Chute. SN 1850518

2010 Simba SL500 5m Trailed Cultivator, Link Arm Mounted, Rear Hitch attachment and Hydraulic piping, Serial Number: 180110/0

2006 14 tonne Bailey Trailer, Flotation Tyres- 550/45R22.5, Air Brakes, Grain Chute, Sprung Axle and Drawbar, Hydraulic Tailgate. SN: 6253.14T

Proforge Invertamax Pro 5m Trailed, Discs, Linkage Mounted Hydraulic Folding, SN: 2438 Spaldings 5 Leg Flatlift with Land Wheels, Model I50/200 SN: J4H0038 2003 KRM Bogballe Fertiliser Spreader, M2W with Weight Cells and PTO Driven 12m Techneat Avacast GR400 Avadex Applicator, Trailed with Honda Engine Drive with Control Box 1995 16 tonne Griffiths Trailer, Air Brakes, Sprung Axle and Drawbar, Super Singles- 385/65R22.5, Manual Tailgate. SN: 501942

2016 18 tonne Bailey Trailer, Air Brakes, Sprung Axle and Drawbar, Flotation Tyres- 600/50R22.5, Hydraulic Tailgate, Grain Chute, Mudflaps. SN:15585-18T 2008 Rabe Pavo Protype Vari-width 7 Furrow Plough, Slatted Mouldboards, Skimmers, Electric Control Box 2014 Tanco 1814S Wrapper, Autowrap Ag Bag Machine (Previously used for Compost)


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New Holland LM5060 2013, 3200 Hrs, Air Con, Good Solid Truck

New Holland T6.175 2014, Front Links & PTO, 40KPH, Low Profile Cab, 2450 Hrs



New Holland T7.210 20 Reg, 849 Hrs, Range Command, 50KPH, Front Weight, 2.5 Yrs Warranty


New Holland T7.210 20 Reg, Side Winder, Range Command 50KPH, 991 Hrs, 12 L.E.D Lights

New Holland T7.260 69 Reg, Power Command, GPS Ready, 1448 Hrs




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2014 New Holland T7.200 AC, 3800 hrs, 40kph, full guidance, FSH, front links, tyres 50%. £42,000 Contact CD

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Ex-Hire 2019 Case IH Puma 200 Multi-Controller 50kph, exhaust brake, front linkage. £102,650 Contact SC

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2018 New Holland BB890 PC Big Baler, 10,319 bales, ring & hitch ball, hyd brakes, road lights. £75,000 Contact AD

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2018 New Holland T6.180 EC, 3 x mechanical rear spools, 50kph, Michelin tyres 40%/60%. £52,500 Contact WF

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2015 Case IH 7240, 30ft Varifeed header, full GPS, yield & moisture, 934 threshing hrs. £127,000 Contact RL

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2014 New Holland T6.155 EC, 4 x mechanical rear spools, 40kph, Michelin tyres 80%. £39,500 Contact WF

2018 New Holland T6.145 DC, 3 x mechanical rear spools, low cab, 40kph, Tyres 80%. £50,000 Contact WF

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2014 Claas Lexion 770 TT, 1050 Vario Header & trailer, engine/ threshing hrs 2250/1480. £138,000 Contact RL

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2019 Manitou MLT741 140V+ Elite, 136hp Deutz stage 4, load sensing pump,intelligent hydraulics. £63,950 Contact AT

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2015 Manitou 735 PS Elite, Manitou headstock, hydraulic locking pins, air con, tyres 50%. £42,500 Contact CM

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2019 Manitou MLT737 130 PS Elite, 130hp Deutz stage 4, 40k auto p/shift, hyd locking, JSM. £75,475 Contact CM

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2018 Manitou MLA T533 145V+ Premium telehandler. 71hrs. Excellent condition. £76,995 Contact MH


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2019 New Holland T6.180 Dynamic Command 50kph, 24/24, 222ltr fuel tank, aircon. £65,545 Contact PC

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2019 Manitou MLT840 145 PS Elite, 352 hrs, aircon, easy connect, active CRC susp. £82,000 Contact RB


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Fountain House, 111 Scawby Road, Scawby Brook, Brigg, N Lincs DN20 9JX

20 reg Manitou 73 115 LSU Premium new 16 reg MF 7726 Exclusive spec 5800hrs autoguide ready 70 reg MF 7718s 50K air brakes 3yr warranty 274hrs 19 reg MF 7718s 4x4 50K air brakes 345hrs warranty until 2022 18 reg MF 7718s 4x4 Dyna 6 1300hrs with warranty 17 reg MF 7718 4x4 Dyna 6 Efficient 50K front linkage 160hrs 13 reg MF 7620 4x4 Dyna 6 AB 50K FS CS 8000hrs 06 reg MF 8480 4x4 Dyna VT 5100hrs FL

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Wilsford Heath Farm, Ancaster, Lincolnshire NG32 3QD

Manor Farm, Burton Pidsea, Hull, East Yorkshire HU12 9DJ

Of Tractors, Vehicles, Potato Growing and Grading Equipment, Cultivation Equipment and Implements

Of Potato Harvesters, Tractors, Sprayer and Specialist Potato Equipment

Commencing at 7am Thursday 11th February 2021 and closing from 12Noon Tuesday 16th February 2021

Commencing at 7.30am on Thursday 18th February and closes from 12Noon on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Including: Tractors: New Holland T7.210 (19), New Holland T7.210 with Quicke loader (19), John Deere 6195R (17), Cat Challenger MT765C (12); Backhoe loader: New Holland NH95 (95); Potato Equipment: Grimme KSA 75-2 front mounted topper (14), Grimme GT170 MultiSep potato harvester (17), Grimme GB215 2 row potato planter (11), Grimme CS150 Combi-Web destoner (17), Grimme CS170 Multi-Web destoner (11) converted to Combi-Star, Standen Pearson PV180 Powavator (08), Grimme BF600 ridger (03); Implements: Kongskilde Germinator SP6000 (95), Simba SL500 cultivator (08), Spaldings 5 leg flat lift (95), Kverneland RW100 Variomat 8f rev wagon plough (08); Grading Equipment: Tong twin box filler (03), Tong Caretaker 1800 potato grader (03), Tong TRP Rollastar grading line (88), Tong box tipper (97), various bag fillers, stitchers and conveyors; Miscellaneous: large quantity of potato boxes together with parts and spares etc.

Including: Potato Harvesters: Grimme Tectron 415 4 row self-propelled potato harvester (13), Grimme Tectron 415 4 row self-propelled potato harvester (10), Standen Pearson T3 3 row trailed potato harvester (09); Tractors: Fendt 939 Vario Profi Plus tractor (18), Fendt 828 Vario tractor (16), CAT Challenger MT865C rubber tracked crawler (13); Sprayer: Challenger Rogator RG655B self-propelled sprayer (12), Potato Grader: Miedema SBC1251 2.55m wide grader with 20t bulk hopper (01); Equipment & Implements: Grimme GL32B 2 row cut potato planter (09), Baselier 5.5m HFT6LKB550 hydraulic folding potato topper (14), Baselier LKA280 2.8m topper (09), ScanStone 5.5m Super Tiger bed tiller (18), ScanStone 5.5m Super Tiger bed tiller (15), Lemken Diamant 11 9 furrow reversible plough (13), Vaderstad Rexius Twin 830 8.3m raptor tines (09), Kuhn GF7802 tedder (18), Qty of 1.25T potato boxes.

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Tel: 01302 714399

01234 768889

FAHR 600UTV-4, 2012, 783 miles, electric winch, used for slug pellet application, 600cc, fuel injection, water cooled petrol. ÂŁ2,000+VAT. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)


The ATV & UTV Specialists FLAT 8 bale sledge, in working order. ÂŁ150 ono. A Wells Tel 07879 885379 (Lincolnshire)

We stock:


Tel: 01954 267215

David: 07879 698473 Karl: 07500 448243 Washingborough, Lincs T: 01522 790720

NEW Holland 570 conventional baler, 1992, excellent condition, baled approx 60K bales, always stored under cover, manual available, full working order, available to be viewed, sledge also available. ÂŁ4,500 ono. A Wells Tel 07879 885379 (Lincolnshire)

01284 771344


The ATV & UTV Specialists

McHALE 991 BE, fully automatic electronic wrapper, 2009, very low bale count, gwo. ÂŁ7,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)


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

JEP DUBHE 500 4x4 ATV, 2012, 844miles, electric winch, used for slug pellet application, 500cc, water cooled petrol. ÂŁ1,700+VAT. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire) KUBOTA RTV, diesel, road registered, 61 plate. ÂŁ6,250+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)





E-Z Go golf buggy. ÂŁ775. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)


HONDA Big Red quad, excellent runner, new tyres. ÂŁ1,100 ono. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves/07808 200404 (Kent) KAWASAKI Mule, 56 reg, road legal, 2300hrs approx, in good condition. ÂŁ3,500. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire) KUBOTA RTV 900X, 66 plate, c/w doors & canopy. J Powell Tel 01246 419735 (Derbyshire)

QUAD trailer, otation tyres & lights, with rear ramp. £850. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)


R134A .................................. POA Air conditioning service equipment •leak detectors •vac pumps •recovery machines AIR CONDITIONING PARTS FOR ALL FARM & CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES AT DISCOUNT PRICES We accept all major credit cards

NEW centre shaft for Welger D4000 baler. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) CLAAS 374 Rotocut, 2014, very good condition, new bearings in chopping rotor last year, makes a good tight bale for a ďŹ xed chamber baler. ÂŁ14,250. A Lane Tel 07843 556790 (Gloucestershire)

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CHILLINGTON 56 bale trailer, full working order, good tyres, good pipes. ÂŁ500 ono no VAT. N Smith Tel 07549 420361 (Berkshire)

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

KUBOTA RTV 900, 4wd, 3 cylinder diesel engine with only 2479hrs, had a recent new battery & service, hydrostatic drive, hydraulic tipping body, 50mm ball hitch, enquiries or viewing please call. J Woodward Tel 07930 548933/07960 866025 (Leicestershire)

2014 John Deere 5085M 85hp, 4wd turf tyres, c/w H260 loader, 1,100hrs .....£31,000+VAT Bomford RS 5’ topper with rear wheel .....£1,250 No VAT

01449 736060 Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DL

POLARIS Ranger crew cab, 904cc, road reg, 14 plate, 1400hrs, tipping back. ÂŁ8,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

TOMAHAWK round bale shredder. ÂŁ675+VAT ono. A Batt Tel 07592 032077/01793 722833 (Wiltshire) BOMFORD 3157 loader bale spike. ÂŁ60+VAT. N Smith Tel 07906 265897/01440 702416 (Suffolk)

NEW Holland BR7070 round baler, 2008 , bale count 28,000, wide pickup, crop cutter knives, Bale Command Plus Box with ďŹ ttings, good condition. ÂŁ6,500+VAT. R Phoenix Tel 07737900140 (Norfolk) BAMFORD Super 59, needs work on knotters, worked this year. ÂŁ500. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire)

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01604 780087


07790 666875

Wold Farm Park • Old • Northants

Specialising in

NEW Holland 386 conventional baler, excellent knotter, needs attention on packers, hence price. ÂŁ750. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire)


ROUND BALE GRAB on Sanderson / Class brackets. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

BEET EQUIPMENT FRONT mounted 9 row sugar beet skerry. ÂŁ900. A Read Tel 07977 930401 (Lincolnshire)


20’ Nearly New Metal Containers for sale


ÂŁ4,950 + VAT

01789 205132

WEBB 6 row drill (orange & cream), ceramic coulters, centre marking, reliable & capable, few spares included, barn stored, not used for last couple of years. ÂŁ600+VAT ono. R Jones Tel 07785 583192 (Norfolk)



Manor Park Simmentals r sale Stock always fo able Semen now avail rk Pa r no Ma from Handsome

Call Harry on

07891 883028 or 01461 600203

TRANSTACKER 6072, 2013, PTO driven pump, semi automatic operations, BKT oatation tyres 560/60-R22, air & hydraulic brakes, 60,000 bales, always barn stored, very good condition. £35,500+VAT. J Warne Tel 07986 548621 (Suffolk)

2015 CTM9000 Compact Rigid Powerful web PRECLEANER extended 3 section elevator very low wear, well maintained

For Cleaner Loaders Contact: Nigel Mountain Mob: 07785 972510 or Email:

NEW soft hands bale handler with Euro 8 brackets. ÂŁ750. F Holohan Tel 07496 734212 (Cambridgeshire)

ÂŁ16,000 ono Kleine Unicorn SD 18 Row Sugar Beet Drill

ROPA Tiger V8 3 Harvester 45/50 variable lifting unit, V8 Mercedes power, lifted 7704ha, engine 9971hrs, good condition for year & well maintained

For all harvester details Contact: Simon Peacock Mob: 07717 416178 or Email:

MCHALE V660 belt baler, 2016, 21742 bales, 2.2m pick up, 3 belts, chopper, drop oor, auto lube, all new chains & cam pick up bearings 3k bales ago, very tidy, barn stored always. £21,750+VAT ovno. A Clarke Tel 07708 205708 (Norfolk)

STEERING system for a beet hoe. ÂŁ50 ono. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)

ACCORD sugar beet drill, 18 row, good condition. ÂŁ3,000. A Read Tel 07977 930401 (Lincolnshire) KONGSKILDE SP4000 Germinator, 4m hyd fold, track eradicators. ÂŁ1,850. J Pye Tel 07710 375786 (Norfolk) STANHAY Rallye 592 hyd folding 12 row beet drill, hyd folding markers, press wheels & ceramic coulters, gc. D Harrison Tel 07771 514747 (Cambridgeshire)

2012/13, electric drive c/w Vydate applicators, ISOBUS control, disc openers behind tractor wheels, pre-emergence markers. All offers considered.

07887 714430 (Norfolk)



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



4 sizes available, loader, PTO or electric drive, heavy duty, pro spec, extremely fast chopping


New Grain & Industrial buildings for sale phone for details

David: 07879 698473 Karl: 07500 448243 Washingborough, Lincs T: 01522 790720


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STANHAY Selekta 585 hydraulic folding 12row drill. ÂŁ5,350. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)



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JOHN Deere round baler 854 or 864 two auger bearings, two pick up bearings, four pick up tines, four belt guides, net wrap drive belt, two bolts, all brand new in original packaging. ÂŁ50 the lot. P Rogers Tel 07977 728938 (Hertfordshire) BALE elevator on wheels, single phase electric motor, adjustable height & pitch - 2 stages. Open to offers. J Rice Tel 07759 650475 (Suffolk)

FARM 2000 log burner boiler, good working order, more details on request. ÂŁ2,250+VAT ono. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)

KWFS beet/root chopper, 2015 build 2t machine, optional powered top roller, JCB Q ďŹ t brackets, unused chute for feeding into mangers, etc, can be seen working. ÂŁ3,950+VAT. M Cooper Tel 07703459651 (Bedfordshire)

BUILDINGS & MATERIALS APPROX 1200 handmade red clay roof tiles, single nib, 10.5" x 6.5", ideal for restoring tudor or similar type roofs. 50p each. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffordshire)

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Pecks AgriTrac W – 11027491 – ex demo Case Magnum CVX380 Rowtrac, 6 elec rear remotes, luxury cab, Cat 4n/3 rear three point linkage, Camoplast 30” tracks ............................... POA

W – 31027714 – new Case Puma CVX175, rear bar axle 98”, elec adj telescopic mirrors, f/ linkage, on 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 tyres, aux high mount light ........................................ POA

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

S – 21027526 – 2014 Case 8230 tracked, 24” tracks, yield & moisture monitoring, chopper, spreader, 6.4m unloading auger, GPS Accusteer ready ..................................................£129,000

W – 11027974 – ex demo Amazone Cayros XS 5+1, c/w 260hp headstock with Cat III integrated lower link balls, hyd swivel frame system, hyd f/furrow................................. POA

W – 41027492 – ex demo Amazone Cayena 6001C tine drill c/w 400L hopper with 60/40 split, 36 tine Tec h/d coulters, pre-running front cutting discs .............................................. POA

W – 21027826 – 2020 Amazone KG6001-2 folding power harrow, c/w 360hp 4 speed centre gearbox, oil cooler, 21 spline PTO shaft, middle ridge eradicator tine ..................... POA

S SD – 41025980 – ex demo Krone Big Pack 1290 HDP baler, c/w CCI 1200 in cab terminal, Starter Aid Big Pack, remaining base wty + 2 years extended Krone wty ................£115,000


W – 21025873 – 2014 Amazone ZA-M Ultra Profis Hydro 4200 spreader c/w 24–48m discs + Amatron 3 screen, GPS switch licence ............................................................... £9,500


SD – 21026994 – new Krone Easycut R320 Easycut mower, wide spread deflector plates lighting system .................................................................. POA

W – 41026625 – ex demo Catros+ 6002 2TS compact disc harrow with 2 rows of concave serrated rimmed 510mm diameter discs, adj disc stagger ..........................................£33,500


SD – 11026990 – new Krone Swadro 42 single rotor rake, 3-point linkage, work width 42200mm, swath width app 800–1,500mm, rotor dia, 3,300mm ............................... £6,250

SD – 21026589 – new Teagle TAP/S 200 lefthanded offset verge mower ............................................................... £7,295

W – 31027829 – ex demo Amazone KG40012 folding power harrow c/w 360hp 4 speed centre gearbox, 21 spline PTO shaft, mid ridge eradicator tine .......................................... POA

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

J – 51026184 – used 2017 JCB Fastrac 4220, 540/65 R34 tyres, 4 spools, 12 months/1000hrs Driveline cover .............................................................£70,000

J – 11028261 – 2017 JCB Fastrac 4220 silver anniversary, Michelin 600/70R30 tyres, silver 380/85R38 rowcrops, JCB Driveline cover till 08.03.2024 ...........................................£85,000

J – 11026378 – used 2018 JCB Fastrac 4190 front linkage, priority flow, Power Beyond, field Pack, Greenstar ready via Reichardt kit .............................................................£85,000

J – 51025807 – 2015 JCB 536-60 AGS Agri Traction 460/70R24 Michelin XMCL, Servo 1 lever 1 aux, cab tinted glass inc heater, deluxe seat, Q-fit carriage ...............................£38,000

J – 31026493 – 2013 JCB 3230-65 T4i Xtra, 540/65R34 tyres, 4 spools, front linkage, 12 months/500hrs Driveline cover .............................................................£51,000

J – 51026696 – 2013 JCB 536-60 AGS Agri Super, 125hp, Q fit, 460/70R24 tyres

J – 21027545 – 2016 JCB 535-95 AGS Agri Super, 145hp, Michelin 460/70R24 80%, Q-fit carriage, Metal Master wnty ends 21.11.2021 or 5393hrs ................................................£48,500

J – 51027038 – 2014 JCB 541-70 AGS Agri Super, BKT 500/70R24 tyres, 145hp, Q-fit, 12 months/500hrs Driveline only cover .............................................................£41,000


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Perkins & Ford/New Holland engines






02476 659 767

07764 873486


Eternit fibre cement sheets and fittings

02476 650 555



steelwork, eaves beams, purlins & bolts

All sizes available – made to order

USED plastic guttering. 100mm terrain in 4m lengths (20), plus various shorter lengths. Offers. J Cargill Tel 07754 793725 (Essex)

SOLID oak 16' beam. £300. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk) PAVING slabs, 2' x 18". S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)


DOUBLE Roman roof tiles, approximately 100 per pallet. £100/pallet. O Seex Tel 01452 614001/07870 697267 (Gloucestershire)


Carrington depot: 01205 480460 Mobile: 07824 317357 Email:

Boston Lincs

Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD

2018 NH CR10.90



2018 NH CR9.80



2015 NH CR9090

35’V 1420/1178

2011 NH CR9090

35’V 2674/1844

2009 NH CR9090

35’V 2820/2203

2012 NH CR9080

30’V 2730/2184

2010 NH CR9080

30’V 2918/2346

2008 NH CR9080

30’V 3258/2468

2006 NH CR980

30’V 3134/2481

2005 NH CR980

30’XHC 2778/2255

2004 NH CR980

30’XHC 2674/2176

2016 NH CX8.80



2005 NH CX860



2013 NH CX8070



1996 NH TX66



2008 Claas Lex 580+ V900 3100/2100 2014 Claas Lex 650

V750 1702/1081

2011 MF 9280 Delta 30’PF 2016 Bateman RB35



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Peter Wragge


t: 01449 737192




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

BLOCK paving, 60mm, majority 160x160mm or 160x240mm, approx 300sq/m, selling in single square metres @£22.50/sq/m. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) SHED roof RSJ, 5 spans (10 pieces), taken down recently from a pitched roof on a 9.1m wide shed, each RSJ has 3.5" flange & 6" web, no upright stanchions, please call for more info. M Crosby Tel 07876 196476 (Essex) STEEL framed building, 100' x 84' x 19' high apex, industrial spec. £20,000. G Ross Tel 07850 258934 (Essex)

CLAAS Tucano 440, vgc, never spent a night outside, 6m header, only 400hrs. £105,000 ono. D Hall Tel 07385 876286 (Angus)

NEW Holland TX62 combine, 15' header, SL sieves, 2700 drum hrs, very tidy genuine machine, well maintained. E Jones Tel 07919 966173 (Powys)


Thames Valley Machinery 07764 835562


NEW Malone 6’ semi offset toppers....................................................... £950 NEW Malone 14t log splitters............... £825 NEW Malone post knockers ............... £2,750 NEW bulk Barley beef feeders (selection)..................................................... POA NEW 22 space silage/hay feeders........ POA NEW 32 Walter Watson feed trailer ...................................................... £1,700 NEW Walter Watson calf creep feeder ..................................................... £1,100 NEW Walter Watson feeding bin (very well built) ................................... £1,100 Muck grab suitable for teleporter, c/w Manitou fittings ............................ £850 Brian Legg 12t trailer ................................... POA Case Maxxum 5150, 90% tyres all round....................... £14,500 Selection of 4 & 5 furrow ploughs .......... POA


Supplies Ltd

Hall Farm Machinery

Contact Tom on 07872 916363 for more information

STATIC caravan 26' x 12' with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen & lounge, very good condition. £1,200. Please contact for more information. S Burton Tel 07770 866487 (Cambridgeshire)

CLAAS Dominator 56, 2900hrs, 13' cut, had a number of new belts, used in 2020 season, good Perkins engine, good solid combine, no rust, clean, nice basic usable machine that produces a very good sample, can help arrange transport. £5,500+VAT. J Rayner Tel 07811 822973 (Carmarthenshire)



Contact James French – Manager/Engineer

MOTORWAY barriers (4), 2.4m long. £10 each. R Catton Tel 07966 785095 (Hertfordshire)



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

WATER piping, approx 50m, 25mm dia, unused roll. Offers. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282/07895 095615 (East Yorkshire)

Hardy Roofing Supplies

New/Reman, Dyno tested, engine blocks & parts available New JCB 444 engine stock! Tier 2 & 3 engines – 55kW, 63kW, 68kW, 74kW, 85kW, 97kW and 108kW available

01489 896 626

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

01622 832666 07939 114023


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CLAAS Mega 218 combine, 1997, 20' cutter, excellent condition. S Oliver Tel 07979 705250 (Lincolnshire)

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Claas Lexion 470

CLARKE Air 200L 3 phase compressor. ÂŁ120+VAT. N Smith Tel 07906 265897/01440 702416 (Suffolk)




MINI dumper, unused. ÂŁ1,175. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)

Case IH Maxxum 125

2018, 2950hrs, 50kph (Activedrive 8 ) full susp, f/links & PTO .................................. ÂŁ49,500

Please call or email for more info

07702 520447 07850 632851


John Deere 3050

4wd tractor, G reg, 12,000hrs, nice tidy tractor .............................................. ÂŁ10,250

FLOOR cooling vents for crop cooling/drying, galvanised, approximately 70 of 120cm long & 40 of 60cm long. Price on application. A Hall Tel 07749 054003/01283 840964 (Staffordshire)

MCCONNEL PA8 grab & digger arms. ÂŁ2,500. A Gott Tel 01353 860884 (Cambridgeshire) HYMAC 360deg digger, good tracks, 6.354 turbo engine, no leaks, H/D bucket. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincolnshire) WESTLODE CHB for D4C, also D7E, D8, etc, including TM90; also Caterpillar hyd blade & equipment for D4C. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincolnshire)

Stocks PRO 65

seed & pellet applicator 4wd tractor, F reg .................................................ÂŁ7,950

Claas 255 Rotocut

round baler, wide pick up net wrap................................ÂŁ5,995

07973 657609


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• Shelbourne Advantage, Mentor & SR 2500H • Hesston 8100, 6500 & 6400 • John Deere • Claas Maxi • Vicon • Stemas • Fortschritt 76890


NEW Holland TX36, G reg 89, Hydro, straw chopper, chaff spreader, air con. 6 straw Walker. 20' NH header with lateral tilt & height adjust, 20' Biso integral CX100 header extension, recent engine reďŹ t Dec20, 800 fronts, tidy for age. ÂŁ15,000. A Mayhew Tel 07900 366325 (Suffolk)

Ian Houlgrave

Tel: 01507 466352 Mobile: 0780 134 3023 Fax: 01507 462812 Email: NEW Holland CR9070 combine on 24� Smartrax, fabulous condition, 2013, with 1460 eng hrs & 1150 drum hrs, c/w 9.15m varifeed header, regularly serviced, available due to retirement, narrow transport width for high output machine £122,500+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

CLAAS Lexion 570, 2005, 3050 eng hrs, V750 header, 3D sieves, Cat engine, RH side knife, OSR plates for header, Claas serviced/ maintained, 900 front tyres, dry stored. ÂŁ58,500. B Leggott Tel 07966 530152 (Lincolnshire)

PURIVOX gas guns, 1 ground model & 1 tripod mounted (included). both in very good order, gas ďŹ ttings & bottle plus some spares, instruction leaet, dry stored & not used for some time. More pictures Âś info on request. ÂŁ150. T Manning Tel 07812 525703 (Bedfordshire)

JOHN Deere 1188, 1989, 3425hrs, solid machine, only selling to upsize, 18' header, manual gearbox, straw chopper. Call for more info. ÂŁ13,750+VAT. A Ranby-Gorwood Tel 07519 460222 (Lincolnshire)


NUWAY Benson Tractafan, good working order. ÂŁ100. G Cole Tel 07765 407357/01406 330645 (Lincolnshire) 07764 835562


Thames Valley Machinery

COMPRESSORS HYDROVANE compressor model 68, PUM serial 16HV28504, 2 phase, needs starter box, gwo when taken out. Bargain ÂŁ100 ono. F Danecker Tel 07885 491340/01494 758539 (Buckinghamshire)

FGM Machinery

MASSEY Ferguson 50B, manual transmission, S reg, all in working order. ÂŁ4,250. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire)

SPARES for Vaderstad Rapid - 7 coulters, 10 disc bearings, 8 discs, 6 coulter link arms, 5 single following tines, 4 scraper points, 4 cross board tines, 4 double following tines, calibration kit & other various bits & pieces. B Wilson Tel 07753 795544 (Oxon)



CLAAS Lexion 440, 6m auto contour header, 3184 engine hrs, 3D sieves, chopper & chaff spreader, new wobble box 18 months ago. ÂŁ35,000 ono. D Fishleigh Tel 01805 601216/07977 962927 (Devon)



3 phase, 10hp, 38cfm, gun off wheel nuts

NEW Holland TX66 combine, 1996, approx 2700 drum hrs, 20' header, 800 tyres, narrow wheel width (under 12'), straw chopper. N GrifďŹ ths Tel 07766 941790 (Hereford)


+ reconditioned, c/w Stocks f/mounting, 3pt linkage headstock

07775 741720


MF 3080 Autotronic



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MASSEY 450S, 13t, Perkins 6354 engine, instant starter, good pumps, digs & tracks well, good machine with no oil leaks, 3 buckets available, extending boom with locking pins, used on farm, still do a good day's work, any info or pictures please call. J Rayner Tel 07811 822973 (Carmarthenshire) CAT 951 Traxcavator, new tracks, etc. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincolnshire)

SIMTECH T-Sem direct drill, 2.4m, owned from new. ÂŁ10,000+VAT. M Rix Tel 07886 590432 (Cambridgeshire) MASSEY 20 coulter drill trailer. ÂŁ500. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) NORDSTEN Lift-o-Matic cultivator drill, 3m, c/w operators manual, spring tines, suitable for cereals, beans & cover crops. ÂŁ600+VAT. M Andrew Tel 01780 720394 (Lincolnshire)

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DEMONSTRATOR KRONE BIG X 780 FORAGE HARVESTER 780hp, maize & grass header available



EX DEMONSTRATOR BROUGHAN 16T TRAILER air & hydraulic brakes, hydraulic back door, silage extensions, rear hitch, rear beacon, side & top marker lights, red £18,000

EX DEMONSTRATOR BROUGHAN 16T TRAILER air & hydraulic brakes, hydraulic back door, silage extensions, rear beacon, side and top marker lights, black £18,000

NEW AMAZONE ZA-TS 3200 FERTILISER SPREADER parking wheels, hopper cover, Isobus (Spring delivery) POA

ALSO IN STOCK/COMING IN SOON... 2010 AMAZONE KE4000 Super Power Harrow £5,500 +VAT 2008 SULKY X36 fertiliser spreader excellent condtion £2,500 +VAT 2017 KRONE BIGPACK 870 multibale large square baler POA 2020 KRONE EASYCUT F320CV front mower conditioner £14,000 +VAT 2020 KRONE KW 8.82 8 rotor tedder £12,500 +VAT 2020 KRONE SWADRO 42 single rotor rake £6,200 +VAT NEW KRONE SWADRO TC880 plus twin rotor rake (spring delivery) POA NEW KRONE SWADRO TC 640 twin rotor rake (spring delivery) POA


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

NEW AMAZONE CENTAYA 3M COMBINATION DRILL WITH KG 3001 SPECIAL POWER HARROW Isobus, electric twin terminal calibration, pre em markers, track markers £37,000 76717

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Rodney Cowle Machinery

Over 25 combines in stock – see our website for details

We can supply New Parts for your Combine • CONCAVES • RASP BARS • BELTS • KNIVES 2001 Claas Medion 310 2010 New Holland TC 5070 15’ cut, 3D sieves, chopper, only 1800 Hydro • CLEAN GRAIN, RETURN & eng hrs rotary separator, only 400hrs, FRONT ELEVATOR CHAINS in like new condition • IMPELLOR PLATES • RETRACTABLE FINGERS • FILTER KITS and many other wearing parts in stock MAIL ORDER

01837 83645

2005 New Holland TX66

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

2010 New Holland CX 8070

2015 Claas Lexion 630

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

1995 New Holland TX34 Hydro

2000 Claas Dominator 98VX Maxi

2000 New Holland TC56 Hydro

2003 New Holland TC56 Hydro

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

24’, varifeed, 1250/1500hrs SL sieves, only 400hrs 20’ auto contour, 3D chopper/chaff spreader sieves, chopper, chaff spreader like new condition

20’ laterial float, fixed shoe, 2700hrs, tidy machine

15’ cut ,chopper, 2200hrs, in exceptional condition


07831 178271 Steve

07786 391816

Great Punchardon Farm Winkleigh Devon EX19 8DJ

1989 Claas Dominator 98SL Hydro 15’ cut, 2900hrs, very genuine machine

15’ cut, chopper, 2300hrs, rotary separator, in immaculate condition


15’ cut, chopper, 1600 engine hrs in very nice condition

2011 Claas Lexion 620

with V600 header, 1200/1600hrs. very nice machine


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JD 6125R ’14, 3136hrs, JD 6930P ‘11, 13647hrs, JD 6130R ’20, 915hrs, AutoQuad+ 50k, JD 6150R ’15, 3332hrs, DirectDrive AutoQuad+ Eco 40k, 3 E-SCVs, ex-hire, TLS+, 3 prem E-SCVs, AT ready, AutoPowr 50k, 3 E-SCVs, AT ready, 50k, 3 SCVs, TLS, PUH, iTEC, PUH, TLS, AT ready £46,000 AT ready, hyd air brakes £65,000 TLS+, HCS, air brakes £28,500 4200 CommandCenter £79,500 A - 31079548 A - 31077150 A - 31076520 N - 11074173

JD 6155R ’18, 3200hrs, AutoPowr JD 6155R ‘16, 6248hrs, DirectDrive JD 6215R ’19, 2201hrs, DirectDrive 50k, 4 prem E-SCVs, TLS+, iTEC, 50k, 4 E-SCVs, TLS+, CommandArm, 50k, ex-hire, TLS+, 4 prem E-SCVs, AT ready, tyres 100% £60,000 iTEC, AT ready £106,000 AT ready, tyres 60% £82,500 E - 11074543 N - 11068227 NM - 71077353

JD 7290R ’15, 7000hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 4 prem rear SCVs, TLS, front hitch, HCS £70,000 C - 81078396

JD 7290R ’16, 2339hrs, E23 50k, JD 7310R ’14, 4516hrs, AutoPowr Challenger MT765B ’09, 6000hrs, JD 8370RT ’17, 6174hrs, AutoPowr Case 600 Quadtrac ’12, 5943hrs, 4 prem SCVs, TLS, prem front hitch, 50k, 4 prem rear SCVs, TLS, PowerShift 40k, 4 SCVs, PTO, 40k, 5 SCVs, CommandArm, PowerShift 40k, 6 E-SCVs, tyres 40% - 60% £107,500 front hitch & PTO, air brakes £85,000 30” tracks 40%, rear linkage £54,000 30” tracks, cat 4 drawbar £100,000 AT ready, 30” tracks 70% £102,500 E - 71076109 E - 71069927 E - 71073059 C - 81078619 C - 81077633

Simba Free Flow Drill ‘99, Vaderstad Rapid A 400S Cultivator Kuhn HR 4001 Power Harrow ’03, JD S680i Combine ’12, 1850 drum Monosem Drill ’09, 18 row beet drill 4m, clod board, with discs, hyd folding, 6m drill, hyd folding, pre-emergence Drill ‘10, 4m, 2 sets of system discs, hrs, 2630 display, AT complete , maxipacker roller £4,000 electronic control markers £10,750 markers, front leading tines £7,500 new marker discs £34,000 630PF header £99,500 NM - 71078158 O - 51077629 O - 51079269 A - 31080127 N - 11078031

JD 840i Trailed Sprayer ’09, 36m, 4000lt, double piston pump, boom suspension £17,000 NM - 71075877

G.T. Bunning MSL 150 MK4 TVA Muckspreader ‘20, ex-hire, hyd brakes, slurry door, PTO £31,500 E - 91074701

Kuhn Primor 3570 M Straw Blower ‘19, ex-demo, trailed, 24 knives, long drawbar £16,000 N - 11077340

JCB 531-70 Telehandler ‘19, 937hrs, PUH, Q-fit carriage, pallet tines, tyres 90% £66,000 E - 51077647

KRM MW2 Dynamic Fertiliser Spearhead 460 Bat Wing Mower Kuhn Axis 40.1 H EMC W Fertiliser Spreader ‘15, 3 sets of discs, PTO ‘12, 3 blade machine, hyd folding, Spreader ‘13, 3000lt, hyd drive, drive, ISOBUS, hopper cover £7,750 8 wheels to back £4,750 ISOBUS, mud flaps, S6 discs £7,950 N - 11074714 O - 51078188 NM - 71077364

Manitou MLA-T 533-145V + Elite ‘19, ex-hire, 489hrs, Vario+ 40k, JSM joystick, PUH £75,000 N - 11070044

Bailey TB18 Trailer ‘18, ex-hire, silage sides, sprung drawbar, air brakes, front window £18,000 N - 11077973

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JD 6155R ’17, 2929hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 3 prem E-SCVs, TLS+, PUH, AT ready, CommandArm £82,000 C - 81077923

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JD 6420S ’03, 7463hrs, AutoQuad 40k, 3 M-SCVs, TLS, PUH, tyres 25% - 35% £25,000 A - 31076212

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Brocks Rowcrops 480/80 R46 72” track to suit JD 6155R £3,850 NM - 71067644

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2020, top spec W6020 E-Drive Premium, seed/fert, PRO hopper, 2 year warranty.

07748 004794 01245 442224


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LEMKEN Solitair 8 combination disc coulter drill, 2015, pre-em markers, tramliner, 3.5m, on small farm since new, only done 370ha, genuine reason for sale, excellent condition. G Catling Tel 07748 827519/01728 628303 (Suffolk)

KVERNELAND 12 row mulch coulter, electric drive beet drill, 2014, new tungsten coulters, seed discs & covers, only done 400 acres, owner operator from new, only selling as upgraded to 18 row drill. ÂŁ17,000 ono. T Debenham Tel 07908 656507 (Suffolk)


HYDRAULICALLY driven KRM APV 300 applicator, shop soiled but unused, c/w mounting plate & various brackets, control box & cabling, full coils of pipework & distributing outlets, 300L hopper. ÂŁ3,250+VAT. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex)

SIMBA Freeow 4m converted to Metcalf low disturbance points, ideal low-cost entry to direct drilling, original ďŹ ttings included, email or call for further photos or details. ÂŁ3,750+VAT. N Clark Tel 07768 100891/01377 267445 (East Yorkshire) WEAVING 6m tine drill, 2007, all new metal & bearings, just ďŹ nished drilling. ÂŁ7,995. A Campbell Tel 07738 955496 (Cambridgeshire)


David: 07879 698473 Karl: 07500 448243 Washingborough, Lincs T: 01522 790720


FORAGE & SILAGE GOOD quality barn stored hay in mini Heston bales, 4' or 6' long, loading available, delivery possible. P Smalley Tel 07771 925591 (Lincolnshire)

CLAAS 51 forager, full working order, rear trailer hitch, electric control box, great piece of kit, located Reading. ÂŁ800 ono. N Smith Tel 07549 420361 (Berkshire)

MF30 corn drill, new coulters. ÂŁ150. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire)

GOVERNESS cart, in good order, stored under cover. ÂŁ300. H Smith Tel 07947 627741 (Lincolnshire)

GENERATORS: diesel & PTO, quality used & new, est 25yrs. JSP UK Ltd. Tel 01432 353050 Mob 07774 742182 (Hereford) GENERATOR 6KW, PTO attach, exdairy back up. ÂŁ400. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)

GRAIN HANDLING/ STORAGE HOTSPOT suction spears (2), c/w single phase motors, dry stored, good condition. ÂŁ140 each or ÂŁ250/pair. H Easton Tel 07939 721273 (East Yorkshire) HARVEST Installations gas drier. ÂŁ90 R Catton Tel 07966 785095 (Hertfordshire) SVEGMA 15t continuous drier, diesel ďŹ red, associated computer switchgear, plus 2 hopper bins, in situ, under cover, can be heard running, buyer dismantles, elevators & conveyors available. Offers. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

QUANTITY of ventilated grain ooring for round bins, plank style, Milton Keynes. N Richards Tel 07802 721305 (Buckinghamshire)


VADERSTAD Rapid 400s, digital coulter sensors, extra large seed tank, new tyres & new metal in 2019, 3860ha ÂŁ36,000. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

HAYLAGE 4x4 bales, approx 25. ÂŁ35/bale. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282/07895 095615 (East Yorkshire)


07813 182054 01536 771246

GREENLAND power harrow, still combo with Vicon drill. ÂŁ1,500. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berkshire)

VADERSTAD RD 300S drill, 2010, 969ha, system disc & tyre packer, owner driven & maintained, good metal & bearings, ready for work. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire)



Seed drills

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

ROUND bales of spring barley straw, 4x4.6, very good condition, inside straw. ÂŁ16 ono. D Hall Tel 07385 876286 (Aberdeenshire)

FIELD gates (2), 10'. ÂŁ25 each. R Catton Tel 07966 785095 (Hertfordshire)



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ACCORD KV 6m drill, pre em markers, ESC control box, PTO driven fan, good condition. ÂŁ4,500+VAT ono. A GrifďŹ ths Tel 01743 791263 (Shropshire)

OPICO Variocast Air 8 small seed drill 2008. Selling as spare parts as hopper dented, but otherwise in working condition with all cables and land wheel. H Arnold Tel 07818 403088 (Norfolk)

Similar to the Farmer 80, but the Multi will take taller wire up to 125mm, as well as rabbit netting. With the adjustable arm, other options inc single & double strand barb attachments, re-rolling machine, hoist & loader/ telehandler bracket adaptor.



NEW SKY 6m EasyDrill

OVERUM Tive 4008 8m Suffolk coulter drill, hydraulic coulter pressure, tungsten carbide coulters. ÂŁ4,750+VAT. C Windell Tel 07939 453997 (Gloucestershire)


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VADERSTAD Rapid RDA 400S 2010, system disc, front press, staggered wheels & radar, good condition. ÂŁ27,500. P Jones Tel 07887 718115 (Worcestershire)

2016 Väderstad Tempo, 12 rows, 50cm rows, ďŹ xed & oating press wheels, row cleaners, c/w front hopper & iPad, c/w twin wheels to ďŹ t John Deere, rear 380/90R50 Mich, front 380/85R34 Mich. R Long Tel 07730 642100/01953 713380 (Norfolk)



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SHELBOURNE Reynolds Powermix Pro, 10cu/m, weigher, straw ring with front elevator, in overall good condition, 2009 model, always stored under cover, serviced ready to go to work. ÂŁ5,450. C Blood Tel 07752 610172 (Leicestershire)

WILDER Portamatic diesel corn/ OSR dryer, automatically loads 4.5t, dries, cools & unloads, this is the enclosed version so can be used outside. Price on application. A Hall Tel 07749 054003 (Staffordshire)

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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, demo .................................. £5,950 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 MORO Warrior 200 5f (4+1) hyd variwidth plough hyd transport system ex demo ........................ £11,500 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

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NEW/USED EX DEMO MACHINES FOR SALE New Deutz 6185 RC Shift (188hp), 50K, manual, semi manual & fully auto gear change modes, auto steer ready, air cab, air brakes, Isobus, f/links, Comfort Pack, 650/65 R42 & 540/65 R30 tyres

New Amazone ZA V 3200 Profis Control Spreader V Set 3 vanes (24/36m), weigh cells, Amaspread+ controller, hopper cover

Ex demo Deutz 6165 Powershift (171hp) unregistered, 30hrs, 50K, manual transmission, 5 ranges, 6 speed Powershift, 4 manual spools, f/linkage, Comfort Pack, air brakes, air cab, 650/540 tyres, 3yrs/3000hrs warranty

2019, shallow stubble cultivator, DW roller, hydraulic depth adjustment

POA • 0% Finance POA • 0% Finance Ex demo Amazone 5002-TS 5m Catros+ £29,000 • 0% Finance

Used Weaving LDD 6m Disc Drill 2017, 6m working width, 3 rows of POA • 0% Finance discs, electric metering, pre-emergence markers, approx 1000 acres worked, New McHale V6 750 Round Baler excellent condition cutting system, 3 belt chamber, hydraulic £17,000 brakes Out of Season Price • 0% Finance Used Krone Comprima V 150 XC Round Baler New McHale F3100 3m Mower/ 2014, approx 14,000 bales, cutting system, Conditioner front mounted 500/50-17 tyres, comfort electrics, bale Out of Season Price • 0% Finance kicker, very good condition

£14, 500

New McHale R3100 3m Mower/ Conditioner rear mounted

Used New Holland BR7060 Round Baler Out of Season Price • 0% Finance 2008, 27,834 bales, good order New McHale 991LBER Bale Wrapper £8,000 linkage mounted Used Krone AM 203 S Disc Mower Out of Season Price • 0% Finance 2005, 2m working width, very clean & tidy New Bomford Kestrel EVO S 5.7m for year Hedger £1,750 slew, cable control, 1.2m TrueCut head, 115mm roller Used Amazone ZA M 3001 Profis Tronic £12,000 2014, 18/24 & 24/36m discs, weigh cells Amatron 3 controller, R/H border limiter, New Bomford Turbo Elite 2700 Flail mudguards, very tidy 2.7m, hydraulic offset, skids, roller



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CLAAS Arion 650 CIS 184hp, 50kph tractor, 2017 (67), 2100hrs, Hexashift transmission, creep gearbox, good condition .................................................................................................. £59,750 KUHN VKM 280 flail mower, 2.8m working width, rear mounted, hydraulically offset, large rear roller, good condition .................................................................................................................. £4,250 LELY LOTUS 3m combi tedder/swather, 2 rotor, c/w swathing gates, very little used, excellent condition ...................................................................................................................... £2,100 BROADWATER box rotator, hydraulic box rotator, c/w sanderson brackets, good condition ............. £2,900 MASCHIO 3m power harrow, 3m working width complete with packer roller, good condition .......... £3,000 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 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..................................................................... £4,000 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 ................................................................................... £975 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 ................................................................................................ £900 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 HM4000 3m power harrow, complete with crumbler roller, hydraulic lift drill linkage ....... £2,500

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RD 600F Drill System Tine Set of System Discs to fit RDA 600S Drill RDA 400S Drill 2012 RDA 400S Drill 2014 RDA 600S Drill 2020 c/w 3 Rows of Coulters Ex Demo RDA 600S Drill 2002 RDA 600S Drill 2007 RDA 800S Drill 2015 RDA 800S Drill 2007 c/w 3 Rows of Coulters RDA 800S Drill 2012 RDA 800S Drill 2011 RDA 800S Drill 2014 Refurbished RDA 800J Jumbo Drill RST 550 Twin Press RST 630 Twin Press TopDown TD300 TopDown TD400 TopDown TD600 NZA Extensions to fit 7m & 8m Cultivators TopDown Rear Drawbar c/w Hyd Fan

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Carrier CR500 CB Fully Refurbished Carrier CR500 Carrier Tines & Crossboard to fit CR500 Carrier CR650CB Ex Demo Straw Harrow to fit Carrier CR820 New Variocast Elec RRP £7,122 Our Price £4,000 RL 400 Cultivating Solutions £7,000 RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Demo Unit RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Second Hand Discordon 4.7m Combi Disc Roller Contour RRP £43,000 Special Offer £26,000 He-Va Rolls 16.3m width 24" Rings c/w Breakers He-Va Rolls 12m, 24" Diameter Rings New Köckerling Allrounder 6m Cultivator Ex Demo Köckerling Vario 4.8m Cultivator Ex Demo Köckerling Vario 7.5m Cultivator Köckerling Vector 6.2m Cultivator Ex Demo Kuhn Power Harrow c/w Accord Drill Rowcrop Wheels 9.5x44 Bibagrip 90% Good Tyres

Väderstad TD400 Refurbished

Väderstad RDA400S

Väderstad CR500 Fully Refurbished

Väderstad RST550 Refurbished

Väderstad RST630 Refurbished

Väderstad TD300 Refurbished

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Amazone EDX 9000-TC Maize Drill 2014,18 x 50cm rows, 800L seed, 5000L fertilizer

Hi-Spec 3000 Gallon Tanker 2015, Trelleborg flotation wheels, only one weeks work

JCB 4220 Fastrac 2017, 5350 hours, 600/70 x 30 90%, mint condition, part-ex

Twose SS 250 Grassland Subsoiler 2015, 3 leg, new metal, water filled plain roller

Strimech 14’ Hydraulic Folding Silage Forks 2015/2016, JCB/Volvo backplate, choice of 2

Krone Big M Self Dalbo Heavy Land Hydraulic Propelled Mower Folding Front Press 2015, groupers, 2790/2015hrs, 2020, 4 metre, 800mm rings, excellent condition, part-ex demo condition

Kverneland 4m Combination Drill 2014, 3 rows of Suffolk coulters, wheel eradicators

Kuhn HR 4004 4 Metre Power Harrow 2015, tines 90%, wheel eradicators, 1st class condition

Pottinger 3m Combi Drill 2011, Suffolk coulters, 500mm packer roller, still on original power harrow tines

Krone Big X 1100 Foragers 2010 & 2013, low hours, maize headers, part-ex

Weaving 4 Metre Tine CombiDrill For Power Harrow 2017, Kuhn brackets, only two seasons use

Great Plains 4.6 Metre Unipress 2014, 90% plus metal, first used 2017, demo condition

BKT Flotation Wheels Two x 900/60 x 42 98%, suit Fendt 900 series, MF 8000 series, as new

Richard Western SWT 18t & 20t Silage Trailers 2017, Nokian 650/55 x 26.5 flotation tyres, demo condition

Opico Sward Lifter Grassland Subsoiler 2014, 3 leg, hydraulic auto-reset, as new condition

Marshall 12T Heavy Duty Dump Trailer 2009, 385/65 x 22.5 90%, sprung drawbar

Tomlin Giant Flat Roll 10’ wide, 42” diameter, excellent condition

Cousins Cambridge Rolls 6.3m to 16.4, 22” & 24” rings with breakers, other makes available

TWB/Sumo/Spaldings Subsoilers low disturbance, linkage mtd & trld, choice of 6 units

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

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Dyna VT, 2017, 2300hrs, front linkage & PTO, 50kph, air brakes

MF 6714S

2019, 1000hrs, 50kph, Dyna 6, air brakes

MF 7620

Dyna 6 Exclusive, 2014, 1200hrs, air brakes, guidance ready

MF 7626

2014, Dyna 6, 3800hrs, front links & PTO, 4 spools

MF 7614

2015, 3700hrs, Dyna 4, front linkage, 3 spools, Eco PTO

MF 6615

2015, 1900hrs, Dyna 4, loader ready, twin pump, Eco PTO, 4 spools

MF 6616

2016, 3600hrs, 50kph, air brakes, excellent condition

MF 4707

2019, 900hrs, Power shuttle, air brakes

MF 8650

2011, 3600hrs, Dyna VT, 50kph, 4 spools, front & cab suspension

MF 6470

2009, 3600hrs only, front & cab suspension, CCLS, 50kph

MF 6485

2006, Dynashift, 8000hrs, front & cab suspension, CCLS, 4 spools

MF 6480

2004, Dynashift, 7700hrs, 3 spools, 80% tyres

MF 6499

2004, Dynashift, 6300hrs, cab suspension, Datatronic

MF 7495

Dyna VT, 2011, front linkage, 50 Kph, 9600hrs

MF 5445

2008, 2700hrs, 16 speed shift, 2 spools, air con,

MF 6290

2001, 9000hrs, 3 spools, push out hitch


Claas 540

Dyna 6, 2009, 5700hrs, full suspension, 40kph

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John Deere 580 round baler net & string, 2000, one owner from new, v clean

John Deere 1365 mower conditioner 2011, farmer owned, very clean & tidy



John Deere 7710 1997, 8500hrs, one owner from new, r/tyres 80% f/tyres, 15% shift


AS Marston grain trailer v tidy one arable owner from new grain chute on back door



Ford 6610 just needs a few more stickers & mirrors sorting, v tidy, ideal for work or play

4500hrs, 1 owner last 16yrs, bucket, bale spike, muck fork, new clutch

Massey Ferguson 3075 Autotronic, very tidy tractor, L reg , 10900hrs, good tyres

Browns square & round bale grab JCB brackets, very clean & tidy

AS Marston 24’ flat trailer good condition brakes, lights & tyres all good

International 885 FWD v original arable farm tractor, v clean & tidy, ideal for work or play

Kuhn Primor bedder does work, but needs TLC, ideal for spares or repairs

Massey Ferguson 3075 Datatronic, 10400hrs, clean & tidy for year, 4 cyl turbo, good strong little tractor


Deutz Fahr DX 3.65 c/w Quicke loader, 4wd, PUH,


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CLAAS Volto 770, 7.7m working width, good tines, tyres & new lights. £5,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire) KUHN 313 trailed mower for spares. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire)

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MAJOR Elite 2.5" intake, Honda engine, gwo, as new. £1,375. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)



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Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services


Top quality UK grown trees and hedging plants, planting sundries and plant & maintenance service

McCONNEL 4' rotary grass topper, good working order, ideal for small or compact tractor. £450. A Lee Tel 07836 773893 (Suffolk)


head 1.2m new bootie flails cable controls very good condition has been stored inside but outside now


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M&W 12t mobile dryer, LPG burner, similar to Opico GT, Working order. £2,500+VAT. C Windell Tel 07939 453997 (Gloucestershire)



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MEDIUM size garden roller. £75. R Keary Tel 01277 214198 (Essex) HEAVY cricket pitch roller. £150. R Keary Tel 01277 214198 (Essex)

NEWLANDS saw bench. £375. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)

BOMFORD 468TLH hedgecutter, cable controlled, good working order. £2,250 ono. R Chrystal Tel 07809 056222 (Suffolk)

FAN 3 phase 25hp. £400. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Nottinghamshire)

GLEBE FARM HEDGING SPEARHEAD 730 StubbleMaster mower/topper, 7.3m wide, 2016, immaculate, hardly used, tyres as new. £18,000+VAT. A Sharp Tel 07795 491860 (Suffolk)

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SPEARHEAD flail mower. £4,000 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambridgeshire)

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ZAGO Ecogreen Composter 15 SD GRU, reluctant sale due to bereavement forcing a change in business, bought new in June 2020 hardly used, it's been greased with every use & like new condition, big saving on new. £55,000. E Lumb Tel 07834 058832/01422 713475 (West Yorkshire)

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

LAWNFLITE grass mower, as new. £775. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)

TWOSE 5' flat roll, hardly used & like new. £1,000 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambridgeshire)



8-INCH stepup auger, 3ph motor & tripod. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

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6-INCH sweep auger with stand & bin bracket. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

FLAT roll 10', concrete filled, in good working order. £500 ono. F Holohan Tel 07496 734212 (Cambridgeshire)


SVEGMA drier, in very good condition, dismantled ready for collection. £6,000 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambridgeshire)


METLAB 3 phase, gwo. £875. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)

WATSON flat roll. 10'. £800 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambridgeshire)

TWO Harvest Gas 1,000,000Btu heaters with temperature sensors. £500 each. P Clabon Tel 07768 531610 (Cambridgeshire)

BROWN log splitter, as new. £800. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire)

WEAVING flail hedgecutter T flails, proportional controls, recent new pump & motor, good working order. £2,750 ono. J Haywood Tel 07946 722815 (Lincolnshire) McCONNEL saw bench, vgc. No VAT. R Kingsley Tel 01763 287344/07989 506680 (Hertfordshire)

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McCormick X8 available for sale

McCormick X4-35M Rops tractor

up to 310 hp, 2019, 19 reg, demo hours, 12 month warranty

2017, 17 plate, 75hp Perkins engine, 12Fx12R, 2wd, can only be described as...


AS NEW..................£14,500

McCormick X6-440 VT 140 hp, variable transmission, f/linkage, metallic red paintwork, 3 aux hyd valves, brand new, due in next week, available for demo £66,999

McCormick X7-660 Premium 2016, 165hp boosting 175hp, 6 cylinder FPT engine, 50kph, air brakes, front hitch & PTO, 3900hrs, standard wheels will be fitted £48,500

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 X7. 690 Premium 2018, 1960hrs, 50k, air brakes, fully serviced, 0% finance, warranty

Ovlac 4m disc 2019, ex demo model



New Mccormick X7. 624VT Ex demo Mccormick X7. 690 Premium 240hp, 4wd, 50kph VT transmission, trailer air 50k, air brakes, 225hp, front linkage, 150hrs, as brakes, front linkage & pto, 6 hyd valves, 20 new 0% finance programmable led work lights, suspension POA £98,000

Kioti K9 utility vehicle 28hp, diesel engine, full cab with heater, 4wd, half tonne hyd tipping body, cracking bit of kit, 2-year warranty, available for demo £13,500

McCormick X7. 460VT 2019 (69 reg),165hp boosts to 175hp, VT drive, 50k, a/brakes, precision steering ready, 4yr warranty, 0% finance £82,995 front linkage & PTO available @£4,500

Tomlin 6’ grass topper new stock coming

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OTHER MACHINERY Demo McCormick X7-690 Premium 225hp, 70 reg, 150hrs, powershift & shuttle transmission, 6 hyd aux valves, f/linkage, DSM screen, Isobus & precision steering ready, metallic red paintwork ...................................... £98,000 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..£82,995

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

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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Dieci Agristar 30.7 ‘67 plate 1300hrs .................................................................................. ÂŁ29,950 Claas Scorpion 7030 Vario 08 plate tidy ............................................................................. ÂŁ18,750 Massey Ferguson 7620 Exclusive 14 plate 6900hrs .......................................................... ÂŁ39,950 Warwick 12t grain/silage trailer 1995 sprung d/bar & axles .............................................. ÂŁ5,995 Simba 3m X-Press disc set c/w DD packer vgc .................................................................... ÂŁ7,750 Lely Lotus Stabilo 675 6 rotor tedder 2011 immaculate..................................................... ÂŁ4,995 Two Warwick 18t trailers 2009 roll sheets otations................................................... ÂŁ8,450 each Claas Volto 870 8 rotor tedder 2013 vgc.............................................................................. ÂŁ5,950 Four Major GDX9HD 9’ toppers....................................................................................... from ÂŁ995 McConnel Topper 9 heavy duty topper ................................................................................ ÂŁ1,650 Kuhn GF502 4 rotor tedder 2011 immac.............................................................................. ÂŁ4,250 Selection of bale wrappers in..................................................................................................... POA Amazone KE303-140 power harrow rubber packer ........................................................... ÂŁ3,750 Spearhead R180 Barrier mower 2019 hardly used ............................................................. ÂŁ2,750 Bomford Falcon 6.5T hedger immaculate ............................................................................ ÂŁ9,950 Moore Unidrill W400 4m direct drill, vgc............................................................................ ÂŁ11,950 Winget 6t dumper, shuttle gearbox ...................................................................................... ÂŁ3,450 Claas Disco 3050, 2010, out of season money .................................................................... ÂŁ3,750 Bomford B457 hedger ready to work ................................................................................... ÂŁ2,750 Bomford B557 hedger direct from farm ............................................................................... ÂŁ3,750 He-Va folding 5 leg subsoiler very HD hyd breakback ....................................................... ÂŁ8,250 Dieci Agri Star 37.7, 67 plate ..................................................................................................DUE IN Spearhead Twiga 555 hedger, 2012 ..................................................................................... ÂŁ6,995 Vaderstad Rollex 1020 ring rollers, c/w breakers ................................................................ ÂŁ4,995 Dalbo Compact 630 ring rollers tidy ..................................................................................... ÂŁ3,450 TH Engineering 5 leg at lift vgc............................................................................................ ÂŁ3,450 Teagle TBM250 ail, immaculate, 2015 ................................................................................ ÂŁ4,150 Fleming 10cu/m muck spreader, wide tyres, 2014 ............................................................. ÂŁ3,750 Malone 6’ pasture toppers new in stock & ready to go ............................................. ÂŁ1,175 each New pallet carriages .......................................................................................................... from ÂŁ450 New LWC buckets & grabs in stock British built ..................................................................... CALL Major 8400 ďŹ nishing roller mower, 2002 .............................................................................. ÂŁ2,750 New Malone tedders in stock, 5.7m ...................................................................................... ÂŁ6,250 New Malone post bangers, side & t/l tilt............................................................................... ÂŁ2,600 Barford SX6000 dumper 2006 ............................................................................................... ÂŁ4,750 Kongskilde Delta cultivator, 2008 .......................................................................................... ÂŁ4,250 Teagle Dual 285 f/r/ail topper 2017 immaculate............................................................... ÂŁ4,250 Lely Hibiscus 425S single rotor rake, 2010 ........................................................................... ÂŁ3,450 Choice of Gard 6m folding disc harrows ..................................................................... ÂŁ3,995 each

USED MACHINERY IN STOCK Deutz 6160 2013 4000hrs only air brakes, front linkage, exc condition Deutz M620 2009 Deutz 6160.4 profiline 2013 low hrs Case 5150 c/w loader 1995 Fendt 610 LS John Deere 6310 c/w loader Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Twose 280 flail mower Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Lely 900 Lotus 8 row tedder Claas Volto 1050 tedder Amazone ED452-K 6 row maize drill, 2011 Amazone ZAM300 fertiliser spreader, tested 2020, good condition Kverneland 4 furrow LB160 vari width plough Kverneland 6 furrow LB300 headstock reversible plough Kverneland 3m HGR 301 power harrow, 585 packer roller as new Kuhn SW1104 square/round bale wrapper as new Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn FC243 mower conditioner with lift control Kuhn FC313 mower conditioner with lift control Kuhn MDS1141 QL fertiliser spreader Kverneland Taarup 9578C twin rotor rake Teagle 40/40 tub feeder/bedder Teagle 80/80 SC feeder/bedder Conor 12m feeder mixer Kawasaki 300 PF 12t heavy duty dump trailer JD 730 trailed mower conditioner, centre pivot drawbar Welger RP445 2013 exc condition Welger RP445 e-link 2014

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John Deere 6215R 67 Reg, 3498hrs, front linkage and PTO

ÂŁ105,000 + VAT

Kramer KT407 19 Reg, 1128hrs, JCB Q-Fit headstock

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ÂŁ65,000 + VAT

John Deere 8500 18 Reg, 2177hrs, 639 pickup, 4WD

ÂŁ190,000 + VAT

Dal-Bo 6.3M Cambridge/Breakers with Shattaboards

ÂŁ6,900 + VAT

John Deere 6145R 19 Reg, 1998hrs, AQ, 50k, TLS, Cab Susp, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38

ÂŁ82,500 + VAT

Vaderstad Carrier 650 New Jan 2020 c/w crosscutter knife, crosscutter discs. steel runner packer


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Masons Kings in Cornwall Unit A, Higher Trevornick Business Park Winnards Perch, St Columb Cornwall TR9 6DH T +44 (0) 1637 881814

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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 2828 mounted mower conditioner Kverneland 4332 trailed mower conditioner Kverneland TAR 9464 twin rotor rake (mounted) 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) McHale 991 high speed wrapper Walter Watson 6.3m flat roll Walter Watson hydraulic rotating 12’ end tow flat roll Walter Watson bull beef feeders Teagle Tomahawk 8500 Chief feeder bedders Opico 6m hydraulic folding grass harrows Moulton FY4 yard scraper Kawasaki Mule Pro DX Kawasaki Mule Pro MX

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To view the full range go to URGENTLY needed in the Bridgend/Vale/RCT area, a small shed or grazing for 4 well behaved ponies. L Bishop Tel 07506936060 (Vale of Glamorgan)

8 x 15ft feed barriers with wooden bottoms £750 the lot J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berkshire)


Ritchie sheep and cattle hurdles......................POA Ritchie galvanised double basin trough........................£230



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 Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY

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ARABLE land wanted to rent by small farming family in East Suffolk, any acreage considered, please call to discuss. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580/01728 602115 (Suffolk) CAN anybody help us? We looking for a field for three horses, as we need to move out of our current field because of the mud, in DE22 area please. Hope someone help us. Horses are all geldings. s Woodhouse Tel 07721 773308 (Derbyshire)

BRIGGS Rotorainer irrigator, had very little use, stored under cover when not in use, serviced by OCMIS prior to storage. F Wapples Tel 01406 330644 (Lincolnshire)

BRINKMAN Vocom irrigation controller, working until removed. Offers please, no VAT. M Craner Tel 07921 827899 (Essex)

KEENAN feeder wagon, good working order, 10cu/m, recently relined, weigh box/cells. £1,750+VAT. R Tarver Tel 07484 823124/01386 462707 (Worcestershire) PEDIGREE Hereford bulling heifers, TB4, SAC accredited for IBR, BVD, Lepto & Johnes level 1. R Fowell Tel 07947 126053/01263 587285 (Norfolk) PEDIGREE Hereford bulls (polled), 12 to 15mths old, TB4, SAC accredited for IBR, BVD, Lepto & Johnes level 1. R Fowell Tel 07947 126053 (Norfolk)

Donna 07751 796150 Basil 07801 668286 Covering East Anglia and beyond All prices are plus VAT

PIG or chicken hoppers. £5 each. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk) FEEDER bin 14t. £200. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk) SEVENTY in-lamb North Country mule theaves, first crop lambers, scanning end of Jan, due to lamb end of March, teasered prior to tupping, tups were Charolais X Texel & Texels, Heptavac P system, bolused, fence trained. P Blackman Tel 07880 728341 (Cambridgeshire)

Insulated twin skin Increased yield Flip up plastic fender

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PEDIGREE registered Dexter bull, non short. £1,200 no VAT. L Beckwith Tel 07932 991223/07742 842957 (Essex) GALVANISED feeding troughs (13), a bit broken but still usable, all good bottoms except 1 with splits, job lot. £80. J Kerley Tel 07967 819294 (Cambridgeshire)

GALVANISED cattle crush, needs a small repair in the floor in one corner, has weigh system fitted, but missing the scales. £400 ono no VAT. N Smith Tel 07549 420361 (Berkshire) FOUR British Blue X heifers, 9 months old, 4yr area. J Newton Tel 01522 788339/07940 513668 (Lincolnshire) SHEEP walk through feeders, dimensions 2440 long, timber construction, marine ply board, have been creosoted each year, condition varies from very good to serviceable. Priced according to condition £30– £75. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire) RETIREMENT sale – spare pulsator motor - reconditioned and ready for work; spare vacuum pump – fully reconditioned by agent, fitted Brooks s/phase motor, ready to use. F Wapples Tel 01406 330644 (Lincolnshire)


PEDIGREE registered Dexter cows (4), short. £400/cow no VAT. L Beckwith Tel 07932 991223/07742 842957 (Essex)


DOLMAR 14" chainsaw, all sharpened up & ready for work. £100. C Bigley Tel 01406 540505/07909 910005 (Lincolnshire)

Watson HD tipping transport box 5’ width, scraper blade, removable door....... £495 Watson calf creep feeder 8’ x 6’ 500kg capacity full spec .....£925 Walter Watson 6’ x 6’ stock bale transport ......................POA Walter Watson lamb creep feeder 8‘ x 4’........................POA


HUSQVARNA 281 XP 81cc professional chain saw, 24” bar, chain fully sharpened, only done approx 10hrs work. £500. C Bigley Tel 07909 910005/01406 540505 (Lincolnshire)



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mills straw, grain, roots, suitable for animal feed, biogas, green waste, etc,10–20tph throughput

PERROT Rollcart travelling sprinkler. £900 ono no VAT. M Craner Tel 07921 827899 (Essex)

3900 grey economy egg boxes - £18/bundle of 300; 15 Jondo Growers Grit - £5.50 each; 3 Jondo Mixed Grit - £5.00 each; 3 Jondo Hens Grit - £5.00 each; collection only, Worcester. Please contact Annie. A Stone Tel 07776 243182 (Worcestershire)

DOSATRON D20S, never been used, bought as a spare. £1,200 ono no VAT. M Craner Tel 07921 827899 (Essex)

STEEL feed troughs (3), 5' long. £40 the lot. R Catton Tel 07966 785095 (Hertfordshire) GLOUCESTER Old Spot weaners, ready early March, 8wks old. J Spackman Tel 01902 438232 (Hertfordshire)

LAMBING pens, wooden with steel eyes & pins, gates for pen fronts available, lamb adopters also available. J Kerley Tel 07967 819294 (Cambridgeshire)

FIVE Wydale lamb & kid feeders, 5 teat, efficient group feeding, easy to clean, robust. £25 each. J Kerley Tel 07967 819294 (Cambridgeshire)

PEDIGREE registered Dexter cows (3), running with the bull. 2 non short with pedigree registered heifers. £500 each; also 1 short with registered Birth Notified steer at foot. £400 no VAT. L Beckwith Tel 07932 991223/07742 842957 (Essex) LIMOUSIN bulls, pedigree homo, polled & black, Bonshaw High Health TB4 herd, from top genetics, selection of 6, ready to work, all warrantied & semen tested, UK delivery, view in Essex. Dave Kinloch. T Irwin Tel 07718 786218/ 07748 786073 (Essex) ABERDEEN Angus, Bonshaw herd, pedigree, High Health TB4 bulls, warrantied & semen tested, selection of top bloodlines with spectacular growth rates assured, choice of 8 available in Essex, UK delivery, Dave Kinloch. T Irwin Tel 07718 786218/ 07748 786073 (Essex)

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RETIREMENT sale – Hosier 6 stall herringbone parlour complete or as spares, all in working order, all pumps & jars, fittings, pulsators, etc. F Wapples Tel 01406 330644 (Lincolnshire)

IAE walk in creep feeders, old but well built & in good condition, adjustable bars, two in total. £275+VAT ono. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire)

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31/12/18, Case Puma 240 CVX 2735hrs

2018 Case Optum 300 1700hrs




31/12/18 reg Case Puma 240 CVX, 2735hrs, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, air conditioning, continuously variable, LED work lights, mid mount valve, deluxe seat, guidance ready, Power Beyond, 4 speed PTO, front tyres 600/65x28 50%, one worn on inside, Michelin, rear tyres 650/65x42 65%........... £77,000

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

2018 Faresin 7.45 telehandler, 2519hrs, 115hp, 40kph, Manitou headstock c/w hydraulic locking, trailer brakes, 4.5t to 7m machine, front tyres 445/70x24 20% Mitas, rear tyres 445/70x24 20% ........................ £29,500

2018 Case Optum 300, 1900hrs, guidance ready, front links, leather trim, front tyres 600/70x30 50%, rear tyres 710/70x42 60% ............................... POA

KUBOTA: 2019 Kubota 7172, 1615hrs, 50kph, c/w front linkage & PTO ....................................................... £59,000



2009 Massey Ferguson 8670, 5857hrs, climate control, front links, front tyres 600/70x28 30%, rear tyres 710/70x42 90%............................................... POA

2017 Fendt 716 Power Plus, 6298hrs, guidance ready, front linkage, front tyres 480/70x30 20%, rear tyres 580/70x42 20% ......................... £62,500

2007 Massey Ferguson 6495, 9000hrs, front & cab suspension, front linkage, Datavision, 50% tyres, very tidy .................................................... £25,000

2009 Fendt 936 Profi, 7500hrs, front PTO, 70% tyres, very tidy .......................................................... POA

JCB: JCB 4220 Fastrac, 4500hrs, front linkage & PTO, full spec, tyres 30% ................................... £70,000

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2008 John Deere 7530 Auto Power, 10250hrs, 50kph, front cab suspension, front linkage, front tyres 600/65x28 0%, rear tyres 650/75x38 35% .......................................................... £28,500

2013 Fendt 724 Profi Plus, 9000hrs, front tyres 600/65x28 20%, rear tyres 650/75x38 30%, immaculate ............................................... £53,500

2019 Kubota 7172 1615hrs

DUE IN: 2016 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command 2013 New Holland T7.185 c/w Q65 loader

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

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2017 Fendt 716 Power Plus 6298hrs

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2018 Case Optum 300, 1700hrs......................... £88,000

2016 Valtra 214 Direct Black, 5800hrs, front linkage & PTO, 30% tyres, this tractor has done 20hrs since new transmission ............................. £49,500

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2018 Faresin 7.45 telehandler 2519hrs, 4.5t to 7m machine

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Old Rides Farm • Eastchurch Kent • ME12 4BD


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Fendt 207V vineyard tractor, 2009, 3 r/ mid mount E-SCV, radio, A/C, a/seat, f/weights, 10577hrs, good mech & cosmetic condition


John Deere 5085GF f/w f/linkage & PTO, 2016, 0.5-40k, A/C, 3SCVs, 540/540e PTO, PUH, air seat, radio, 4457hrs


Claas Lexion 430 1997, C600 auto-contour hdr, trolley, chop/chaff, A/C, 3D sieves, lateral tilt hdr, 3176E/2665D, 800/65R32 Goodyears, well maintained, s/history


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 2254 1998, 20’ header, trolley, chopper, A/C, 24.5-32 tyres, 3498 eng hrs, 3049 drum hrs, very good condition


JOHN DEERE GATOR PARTS – USED PARTS FOR XUV 855D/XUV 865M inc engines/gearboxes

Keenan Mech Fibre 320 feeder wagon, 2014, carbon floor, weigh system, body knives, feed out door with CALL JOE FOR magnets, good cond having MORE INFORMATION only used for 3yrs



JOHN DEERE: 3800, 3420, 3415, 3200 MASSEY FERGUSON: 8295 TEREX: 250


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

JOHN DEERE: 8520, 8400, 8200T, 7800, 7530, 7430, 6930, 6900, 6800, 6430, 6110, 3650, 3130, 2140, 2040, 1640

MASSEY FERGUSON: No.5, 2190, 2170, 2160, 190, 187, 185

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

KUHN: Alterna 500




JOHN DEERE: 328, 228, 131, 1360 POTTINGER: Novacat, Eurocat

KRONE: AM20, 32P, AMT 4000CV, Easycut 32CV


Office 01787 211701 Luke 07915 669007

JCB 530-70 FARM SPECIAL TURBO JOHN DEERE 6930 PREMIUM MASSEY FERGUSON 7620 50K DYNA VT McCORMICK CX105 XTRASHIFT MERLO P34.7 PLUS TURBO FARMER TELEHANDLER 40K 4WD TRACTOR EFFICIENT 4WD TRACTOR 4WD TRACTOR TELEHANDLER 1999, 8049hrs ........................... £17,500 2011, 4550hrs, creeper ............. £47,500 2015, 2682hrs ........................... £51,500 2007, Sigma 4 loader................. £18,500 2006, 7659hrs ........................... £20,000

AMAZONE 1501 24M FERT SPREADER GEM SAPPHIRE 1120 ROLLAND ROLLFORCE 5514 SANDS 2500 LOWLINE AMAZONE ZA-M 1200 24M 2200L FERT 2012, hyd shut off & headland 24M 2500L SPRAYER MUCK SPREADER 24M GULL WING SPRAYER SPREADER limiter .......................................... £3,750 1995, RDS Delta 3 rate controller. £13,500 2018, little used ......................... £21,500 1997, Centerline 220 GPS .......... £12,750 2008, hyd shut off........................ £2,750


AS MARSTON MPT 15T BEAVERTAIL NEW HOLLAND L213 SKIDSTEER AVANT 750 COMPACT LOADER CASE 410 SKIDSTEER BAILEY 16T GRAIN TRAILER 2013, 4949hrs 2006, 2801hrs sprung drawbar, 10 stud LOW LOADER 2011, 4015hrs 2012................................................ POA .................................................. £12,500 ........................................................ POA .................................................. £10,750 commercial axles ....................... £15,000

All prices + VAT Boxford Suffolk UK

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Startin Startin Tractors Limited Twycross CV9 3PW

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 9240 on tracks c/w 35’ header & trolley, 2018, 450 rotor hrs, Case IH Warranty

All prices + VAT

CASE IH 85C 4WD roll bar, front weights, drawbar, 16.9x30 tyres, 69 reg, 2267hrs

CASE IH PUMA 240 CVX 50kph, 2018, 3181hrs, 710/60x42 tyres, GPS ready, front linkage & PTO

CASE IH PUMA 165 CVX 50kph, 2016, 3800hrs, front linkage, currently hedgecutting

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 9120 c/w 30’ header & trolley, GPS, 2010, 1815 rotor hrs

CASE IH 4408F folding chopping 8 row maize header, 2020

ISUZU DMAX UTAH DOUBLE CAB automatic, Sapphire blue metallic, canopy, 2018, 31800 miles £21,995+VAT

JCB JS130 EXCAVATOR 2016, grading bucket, 5670hrs, air conditioned, heated seat

CASE IH FARMLIFT 742 telescopic, pallet tines, rear trailer hitch, 150hrs, superb

BOMFORD 81.81T 1.2m head, 2017, axle brackets to suit Puma or New Holland tractor

NEW WACKER NEUSON EZ26 zero tail swing, Quick hitch & buckets

KUBOTA KX36-3 EXCAVATOR c/w buckets, 2006 but only 760hrs, lovely original condition

NEW WACKER NEUSON EZ17 EXCAVATOR c/w quick hitch & buckets, ready to go

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 6130 c/w 24’ header & trolley, 2012, low 472hrs, excellent condition

ISUZU DMAX YUKON 2019, 12670 miles, lovely metallic grey, good spec £21,000+VAT

ISUZU XTR AUTOMATIC 2019, 20000 miles, load cover, roof rails, laser lights £26,995+VAT

MASSEY FERGUSON 5465 DYNASHIFT 40kph, Powershuttle, 2010, 3123hrs, weights

NEW SPEARHEAD MID T70 electric ProPilot controls, 1.5m head, hydraulic roller, oil cooler

MASSEY 7618 DYNA 50kph, Sisu engine, front linkage & PTO, 2014, 4172hrs

JOHN DEERE 5515 2WD 80hp, shuttle gearbox, air conditioned cab, 3415hrs, excellent condition

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MANITOU 1500R SKID STEER 46hp Yanmar engine, 2019, only 58hrs, just needs a quick wash

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IAE lamb creep feeders, double sided. various ages & condition, will all do a job, 13 in total, priced according to condition. £50–£300+VAT ono. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire)

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HEREFORD heifers for sale from our Elite High Health, checks accredited Farm Assured herd, our top genetics are an ideal addition to any herd, C Blaxell Tel 07768 171979 (Norfolk) PEDIGREE Hereford bulls, young bulls for sale from our Elite High Health herd, top genetics from a supreme champion sire, easy calving with a great conformation, fully checks accredited & farm assured, www. bittern C Blaxell Tel 07768 171979 (Norfolk)


22.8t Collinson feed silo in green

07879 402246 01948 710662 RETIREMENT sale – vacuum pump, 1.5hp, single phase, lubricator & exhaust, spare motor for vac pump – fully reconditioned & fitted with plug & pulley RFW, spare pulsator motor – reconditioned & ready for work. F Wapples Tel 01406 330644 (Lincolnshire)

BUTLEY Herefords registered pedigree bulls & females, quiet & easily handled, all bulls halter trained & guaranteed under Hereford Society rules, TB4 area. DC Smith & Sons Tel 07971 694912/07885 594143 (Suffolk)

GATERIDGE Aberdeen Angus pedigree bulls for sale, Farm Assured - SAC Health Scheme, closed herd - ready to go to work, limited pedigree females also available. A Thompson Tel 07836 246392 (Northants) BATEMAN fully galvanised cattle crush with manual adjustable head yoke, full rear door, rump bar, top sliding openers, 3 point linkage, all in good working order. £900+VAT. J Crowder Tel 07711 955842/01427 787456 (Lincolnshire)

W-SECTION crash barrier for sale, 3.4m lengths @£16+VAT each, good condition, bolts available, Huntingdon. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394 (Cambridgeshire)

TRUE-TEST Ezi Weigh 5 cattle scale reader & weigh bars (MP600), good condition, will fit any crush, Huntingdon. £900+VAT. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394 (Cambridgeshire)

BOM feed mixer bucket, left and right discharge, twin auger, can be fitted with root chopper blades, c/w JCB Q fit brackets & fitting, good condition £4,250+VAT ono. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire)

TWO Indian Blue 2020 hatched peahens & 2019 hatched Indian Blue peacock; also trio of Buff Orpington ducks. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205/07889 684552 (Lincolnshire)

LARGE White X Petrain weaners, 10wks old, 12 boars, 2 girls. £30 each. L Enefer Tel 07810 004470 (Norfolk)

ATKIN FARM MACHINERY Norwich Road, Dereham

01362 692104/637332

PEDIGREE Red Aberdeen Angus bulls for sale from the Wood Cottage herd, Elite health status, quiet & easy to handle, age of bulls range from 20–23 months. R Pilch Tel 07876 336041/01379 741793 (Norfolk) IAE Chieftain weighing cattle crush, in good condition, manual side squeeze & all foot trimming blocks. £900+VAT. C Wisson Tel 07776 184394 (Cambridgeshire)

SUTON bucket brush & bucket, excellent condition, new Hardox blade, cost £400, recent new brushes. M White Tel 07747 698516 (South Yorks)

NINE Quality Equipment Jetmix feeders, excellent condition, clean & looking like new. £100 each. J Rice Tel 07759 650475 (Suffolk)

MACHINERY GHL round bale chopper, working order. £1,500+VAT. C Windell Tel 07939 453997 (Gloucestershire)

3-IN-1 sheep feeders, done 3 seasons, kept clean & corrosion free, stored inside, good condition, 9 in total. £525+VAT ono. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire)

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

FIVE metal stakes, 54", for electric fencing, including insulators (8 on each post), for an 8-line electric fence system, used for free range poultry unit, bundles of 5 stakes, corner posts available late January. A Herbert Tel 01449 673613 (Suffolk)

PEDIGREE Hereford bull for sale, only 4yrs old, but already daughters coming into the herd, exceptionally quiet, but highly efficient at his job, easy calving & very handsome, would consider a swap for similar, mid Norfolk. £1,900. J Reader Tel 07881 518815 (Norfolk)

KUHN Primor straw spreader/ bedder/feeder, self loading rear door, bale lift, takes all bale shapes & sizes, gwo. £3,500+VAT ono. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)

NOKKA Konnet snow blower (7 x 2 intake). £1,275. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)



WEANER pigs available, pedigree Large White, Hampshire, Gloucester Old Spot, Middle White & cross breeds from championship winning lines. £45 each. N Kiddy Tel 07808 204363/01767 650884 (Cambridgeshire) PEDIGREE Salers bull for sale, Kington Max, homebred, only reason for selling is coming back on to his daughters & haven't got the room to keep him, halter broken, very quiet & well handled, born April 2017. S Simmons Tel 07875 334949/07970 212185 (Devon)


USED MACHINERY SALES IH 454 2wd tractor, R reg, std box, low hrs, clean & tidy ................£3,950 Major GDX 9’ pasture topper, c/w wheels, gwo ............................£1,150 Quicke loader to fit IH 574, 684, 414 or 434 tractors ....................from £650 Tanco loader to fit IH454-484 tractors, c/w valves & power bucket..........£975 Front end loader to fit MF35-135 tractors, c/w power bucket & valves .........................................£495 Fleming 4’ tipping box, as new ....£350 Set 4 MF old type front weights ...£120 Pair 11x28 wheels, c/w Goodyear tyres @90%, ex MF drill ..............£750 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.4 5 door, 07 reg, new shape, only 38,000mls, no VAT .....................................£1,950 All prices plus VAT 29-76952

Tel: 01945 700142 or 07774 676440

ROOT chopper made by Mulimate, hydraulic drive on pin & cone brackets, all works as it should. L Burton Tel 07885 676171 (Cambridgeshire)

SNOW plough. £400. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

CONCRETE mixer, 1 cu/m capacity pan mixer, hydraulic or PTO driven, will go on forklift or 3pt linkage, used for 1 job, now surplus to requirement. £1,750. I Cowell Tel 07788 985544 (Essex)




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MF 7718 Dyna VT Efficient

2017, 3527hrs, automatic air con, electric mirrors, 50kph, twin flashing beacons, 460/85R38 fronts, 380/85R28

MF 7726 Dyna VT Exclusive

MF 7720 Dyna 6 Exclusive

2017, 2000hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, rear 650/65R42 WF 50%, front 540/65R30 WA 50%, radio/CD 51049758






McConnel 9’ topper

MF 7718 Dyna 6 Efficient



2017, 2790hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, TLS f/ susp, Efficient cab, air con, bluetooth radio/ CD, 850 weights, Dyna 6 trans, LED lights, auto stabilisers, twin beacons, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 65% tread 51048522 £62,500

Fendt 828 Vario S4

2016, 7995hrs, 60kph, 5 spools, vario transmission, hyd Toplink pair of wheel weights, 1 front spool, Comfort front linkage 600/70R30 80%, 710/70R42 80% Trelleborgs 51049434 £74,500

MF 7624 Dyna 6

2013, 5336hrs, front linkage, Data 4, extra set of front wheels. 50kph Michelin tyres front 540/65R30 10% 650/65R42 50%



Valtra T234D Smart Touch

2018, 3311hrs, silver met, TB/high speed, f/ axle 4wd h/d hi-lock, f/axle susp, f/lift 51KN, autocomfort cab susp, Trimble autoguide & Isobus, Premium autosystem, Trelleborg 650/65R42F 25% & 540/65R30F 25% 21050027 £72,500

Bomford Turner Hawk

hedgecutter, 2017, 1260hrs, 6.5m telescopic reach, parallel arm, linkage mtd, L/H build, 1.2m Pro Trim head, Pro flails (good), belt driven rotor, hyd 115mm dia roller, arm/head float, p/slew, trans lights, oil cooler, joystick 21050219 £14,000


2016, 5600hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, Exclusive cab spec, TLS front suspension, air con, radio/CD, VT transmission, front linkage, front PTO, 600/60R30 & 710/60R44 Michelin 40% tread 51049535 £59,000

Fendt 724 S4 Vario

2016, 6294hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, vario transmission, lighting equipment, Trelleborg tyres 50% tread








Challenger MT 865E

2015, 2000hrs, 40kph, powershift transmission, 28x45kg f/weights, 16x57 f/ idler wights, Topcon X30 RTK GPS system, climate control, elec mirrors, leather seats, A frame, 30” tracks Camso 80% 21049967 POA

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2018, 5150hrs, 65kph, 4 spools, Profis Plus cab, vario transmission, variogrip, comfort front linkage, lighting equipment, 600/70R30 70% tread & 710/70R42 80% tread Trelleborgs 31049944 £92,000

Simba Miniflow

4m mounted drill, pre emergence markers, bout markers





MF 7720 Dyna 6 Exclusive

2016, 3200hrs, 50kph, Michelin tyres, 620/70R42 WF 40%, 480/70 R30 40%, 2 roof mounted beacons


MF 7720 Dyna 6 Efficient

2016, 3367hrs, 50kph, suspended axle & high pressure brakes, 4t front linkage, wide pivoting front fenders, 650/65R42 40%, 540/65R30 60%, 2 roof mounted beacons.



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trld sprayer, 2017, 36m H Series boom, 5000L tank, 65kph axle, air supply from Fendt, a/brakes, L/S, 480/90R46 60%, 2m centres, 2 flashing LEDs, Field Vision 3, Teejet Isobus control, twin camera 31049442 £38,000



2015, 8000hrs, 60kph, Profis Plus version, 600/70R30 30%, 650/85R38 40% Trelleborgs

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Merlo 27.6 Plus

telehandler, 2017, 2830hrs, 40kph, air con, hyd transmission, tyres 12.5/80-18 80%



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demo 2018, 3408hrs, 60kph, vario, 5 spools, Mi IF600/70R30 60% & IF710/70R42 60%, guidance unlocked to Centimeter, SIM required 61049896


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7 furrow plough



Fendt 720 Vario S4

2017, 2060hrs, 50kph, auto c/control, Profis Plus, Super Comfort seat air spr, roof hatch Varioguide, corner lights, air & hyd trailer brakes, hyd r/Toplink, 420/85R30 15% 520/85R42 15% 51050262 £90,000



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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)



MANITOU MLT 629 Elite telehandler, 2014, 6000hrs, a/c, PUH, good tyres, new battery. £27,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

CASE 450B tracked loader with 4 in 1 bucket, all works as it should, tracks seen better days, approx 5000hrs. £3,500. C Bigley Tel 01406 540505/07909 910005 (Lincolnshire)

HYDRAULIC ram 4' long. £200. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk) SENTINEL water treatment unit for spares or repair. Any offer considered. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)


JCB 531-70 Agri Plus, 2009, 8400hrs, more photos on request. £25,500. N Fison Tel 07855 090051 (Cambridgeshire)


MANITOU 425, 7500hrs, gwo, Ford 4 cylinder engine, good runner, strong pumps, all rams good, no oil leaks, still in use mucking sheds out, only selling due to upgrade, ideal for horse yard or smallholder, etc. £5,500 ono. J Rayner Tel 07811 822973 (Carmarthenshire) MATBRO TR250 ITL, various spares. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) ALBUTT rehandling bucket, 2cu/m, cone & pin, 2009, very good condition. £900. A Lane Tel 07843 556790 (Gloucestershire)



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APPROXIMATELY 500 bean canes (new), 8'. Offers. P Chamberlain Tel 07730 920884 (Bedfordshire) STARBAY barn lights (10). £5 each. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire) SINGLE phase circular extractor fan. £20. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire) OLIMEX Deflor flower stripper. £10. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire) THREE Geest-type single wheel barrows. £25 each. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire) TWO single phase electric motors. £50 each. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire) ANGLE snow blade with rubber, 3 point linkage. £250. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

MATBRO TR 250, 1993, 12161hrs, joystick, 4 speed manual gearbox. £,7500+VAT. C Windell Tel 07939 453997 (Gloucestershire)

HARVESTORE slurry store, good condition, big saving on new price, 100,000 gallons, 30' diameter, 4 rings high, buyer to dismantle, we can assist with loading, etc, call for more info. £3,000+VAT ono. A Clarke Tel 07708 205708 (Norfolk)


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ABBEY 3000L slurry tanker, 13,500 L/min pump, air & hydraulic brakes, 360 degree slurry gun system, in as new condition. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)




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JOSKIN Solodisc 4.5m hydraulic folding disc injector, 3 & 4 point linkage, drag hose or tank connection, flow meter not included, very good working order. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)

DOWDESWELL DP8A 3 furrow plough. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcestershire) DOWDESWELL DP8B 4 furrow plough. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcestershire) DOWDESWELL DP7E 6 furrow 14" furrows, dead straight. £1,800. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

QUICKE 540 loader, joystick control, 3rd service, John Deere brackets, good condition. £4,350+VAT ono. A Griffiths Tel 01743 791263 (Shropshire) 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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HORTICHEM Chemsafe, 1.47Lx 1.27H x 0.75W. £300 ono no VAT. M Craner Tel 07921 827899 (Essex) AGRIMET 12000L tanker, turbo filler, rear linkage, steering axle. good working order. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)

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2017 JCB 531-70 Agri telehandler, 4050hrs, c/w 4 speed transmission with left hand forward/reverse, PUH, Q-fit carriage, pallet tines, third service, hydraulic locking pin, air con, 460/70-R24 wheels & tyres. T Stephenson Tel 07424 573594 (County Down) NEW muck grabs & buckets available, most sizes, with Euro 8 brackets as standard, brackets can be changed if needed. F Holohan Tel 07496 734212 (Cambridgeshire)

DOWDESWELL DP2 land wheel. £50. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

DANISH trolley nursery barrow. £150. C Bigley Tel 01406 540505/07909 910005 (Lincolnshire) ALVAN Blanch 1t mixer with R24 roller, good working order, 3 phase. £2,500. J Cox Tel 07968 080694/07970 976476 (Oxon)

MUCK & SLURRY BOMFORD 3157 loader, 6 tine muck fork. £75+VAT. N Smith Tel 07906 265897/01440 702416 (Suffolk)

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

VOGEL & Noot 4 furrow reversible hydraulic vari-width plough with good wearing metal. £3.000+VAT. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

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JOHN DEERE 6175R 2015, 4147hrs, Direct Drive 50kph, 650/74R38, 600/65R28, 4ESCVs, autotrac ready, p/seat, a/brakes, c/control, joystick, Command Arm, f/& cab suspension Stk No 21058760 £67,500



MAJOR LGP2050 irrigation water bowser, 2050gall baffled tank, sprung drawbar, 30.5R32 tyres, hydraulic & air brakes, LED lighting Stk No 61058365 £15,000

JOHN DEERE 8370RT 2017, 2805hrs, 23 speed E23 42kph, Dura 6500 30” tracks, wide drive wheel, Command View III cab, LED lights Stk No 21043613 £155,000


JCB 4220 2019, 1498hrs, 60kph, 4ws ABS, 540/65R34, f/linkage, 4 r/spools, PUH, LED headlights, Field Pro, GPS ready, heated f/& r/screens Stk No 21052165 £115,000


MAJOR LGP2050 irrigation water bowser, 2050gall baffled tank, sprung drawbar, 30.5R32 tyres, hydraulic & air brakes, LED lighting, JOHN DEERE 740i 4000L, 24m, double fold booms, 6” filler coupling with manual valve, rear outlet hydraulic 340/85R48 tyres, electro hyd boom shut off & splasher, 9,000LPM PTO pump, fold, multiple nozzle holders, boom trac, digital tank level control & filling alarm 3 additional outlets blanked off Stk No 21057618 £22,000 Stk No 61058364



GREGOIRE BESSON SPMLB9 8 furrow (7+1) semi mounted plough, 2015, Cat 3-4 headstock, No8 bodies c/w tails, euro skimmers, rear disc, road light kit Stk No 11057209 £21,000

STRIMECH MUCK GRAB c/w pin & cone headstock & Hardox tines


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JOHN DEERE 8440 1988, 6259hrs, Powershift, 73x44-32 Goodyear tyres, rear 3 point linkage & drawbar


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VADERSTAD TD500 front discs, tines, rear packer

SIMBA 5.5m UNIPRESS 2001, front tines, hydraulic levellers, rear packer

VADERSTAD TD500 2007, front discs, tines, rear packer

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JOHN DEERE 8335RT 2014, 6453hrs, IVT W/RH 42kph, Dura 5500 30” tracks, drawbar Cat4 HD SPT, four remote cylinder control Stk No 21058670 £62,500



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2014, 10.5m M Vario header, 30kph, 2516/2028hrs, wide Terra Trac 735mm fronts, 620 rears, LH v/knife, RH v/knife, LH laser, RH laser, header reverse, dust extractor, Xenon lights, yield/Q meter, yield mapping, Telematics, Cruise control, power spreader, straw chopper, chaff spreader

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT T4I £153,000 2014, 10.50 M Vario header, 30kph, 1800/1396hrs, TT, RH V knife, LH laser, header reverse, yield/Q meter/mapping, power spreader, spreader & chopper

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £144,950 2013, 10.5 M Vario header, 30kph, 1899/1350 hrs, TT, 500 rears, LH V knife/laser, RH V knife, header reverse, yield/Q meter/mapping, GPS, telematics, spreader & chopper


£125,875 2012, 10.5m M Vario header, 30kph, 2865/2150hrs, TT LH v/knife, header reverse, Xenon lights, a/c, yield/Q meter, GPS, CEMOS, 3D

CLAAS LEXION 600 TT £95,000 2010, 12m M Vario header, 30kph, 2873/2108hrs, LH v/knife, RH v/ knife, A/C, yield/Q meter, yield mapping, GPS, Cruise control, S3 steering with Egnos signal

CLAAS LEXION 600 TT £90,500 2010, 12 M Vario header, 30kph, 3333/2200hrs, TT, 500 rears, RH V knife, LH laser, header reverse, yield/Q meter/mapping, spreader & chopper. Currently being prepared for sale

CLAAS LEXION 760TT £99,000 2011, 10.5m M Vario header, 30kph, 1768 drum hrs, TT, header reverse, dust extractor, A/C, yield/Q meter, air compressor, power spreader, RH v/ knife, LH laser

CLAAS LEXION 750 TT T4I £134,950 2014, 9.00 M Vario header, 30kph, 2121/1554hrs, TT fronts, LH V knife/ laser, RH V knife, header reverse, yield/Q meter/mapping, spreader, chopper

CLAAS LEXION 750 TT £229,000 9.30 metres M Vario Header, 30kph, 735/497hrs, TT fronts, 500 rears, RH V knife, LH laser, header reverse, yield/Q meter, GPS, telematics, spreader, chopper

CLAAS LEXION 570+ £85,000 2009, 9m M Vario header, 25kph, 2662/1871hrs, 800/65 fronts, 600/65 rears, LH laser, header reverse, dust extractor, yield/Q meter, power spreader

CLAAS LEXION 570+ £75,000 2006, 7.5m M Vario header, 25kph, 2595/1605hrs, a/c, yield/Q meter, grain meters, Special Cut II with power spreader

CLAAS TUCANO 430 £71,950 2009/2008, 5.40m M std cutterbar, 25kph, 2040/1458 drum hrs, 650 fronts, 500 rears, RH v/knife, header reverse, straw chopper

CLAAS TUCANO 430 £86,750 2012, 5.4m M Vario header, 25kph, 1533/1162hrs, 650 fronts, 500 rears, RH v/knife, header reverse, straw chopper, chaff spreader

CLAAS JAGUAR 950 4WD £79,750 2011, 3m pick up, 20 blade cylinder, 680 fronts, 540 rears, 5480 engine hours, 3749 cylinder hours

CLAAS JAGUAR 940 4WD £87,500 2012, 3m pick up, 20 blade cylinder, 650 fronts, 540 rears, 4150 engine hours, 3650 cylinder hours

KVERNELAND TS EVO 4800 £15,950 2014, manual accord metering, PTO drive fan, rear steps, 4 row tines, bout markers, road lights, track eradicators, wing support wheels, fold hopper cover, avail March

HORSCH TIGER 4 MT £29,950 2014, 4m w/w, heavy duty, 2 rows (20) 680mm hyd discs, 9 TG tines, 770kg trip forcs, rear levelling discs, rear tyre packer, rear hyd top ring consolidator, hyd depth, hyd leg break back, hyd fold

LEMKEN KARAT 9/500 £17,950 2014, 5m cultivator, twin DD packer roller, road lights & markers, hyd folding, 3 rows of tines, rear levelling discs, front depth wheels, good metal, tungsten points, hyd brakes

HORSCH JOKER 8RT £42,790 2016, Horsch Joker 8RT, 7.25m wide, factory fit hyd brakes, 50mm hitch, front levelling board, discs f/r, double steeldisc packer, scrapers, rear lights & markers

VADERSTAD RAPID A800S £19,500 2007, system disc, hopper extension, front wing support wheels, bout markers, pre-em markers, approx 11,000ha worked, due Aug 2020

OPICO LTD MASCHIO AQUILLA 5000 £9,500 2011, 5m w/w, quick release tines, hydraulic folding, PR 500 packer roller, clod levelling board manual, hydraulic packer, rear road lights

CLAAS ARES 697ATZ £24,000 2007, 40kph, 155hp, 8159hrs, 3 spools, Eco PTO, 155hp, bolster weight

CLAAS ARION 430 £53,850 2017, 40kph, 110hp, AdBlue, 450hrs, 2 spools, Claas FL100 loader, front linkage

CLAAS AXION 830 CEBIS £64,950 2017, 50kph, 235hp, 2950hrs, 4 spools, CEBIS, Power Beyond

CLAAS XERION 5000 £85,000 2010, 50kph, 500hp, AdBlue, 4750hrs, 5 spools, front linkage, GPS, deck weights


CLAAS ARION 420 MR £40,975 £81,750 2018, 40kph, 100hp, 450hrs, 2 2019, 50kph, 189 H.P, AdBlue, spools, trailer brake, air brakes, 1350hrs, 3 spools, fr suspension, fr warranty May 2022/5000hrs linkage, eco PTO, air brakes, GPS ready, warranty until 4000hrs or 14/04/2024

Mowers, Tedders & Rakes SPEARHEAD MULTICUT 460 2004, flex-wing topper, 4.6m w/w, 3 blades per rotor, chain guards..............£5,385 BOMFORD TRI-WING 4600 2012, flex-wing topper, maize kit, 4.6m w/w, chain guards .............................£6,150 MAJOR SL601 TOPPER 2006, 3pt linkage, 6’ cutting width, 30mm dia ........................................................£950 KIDD 280 2017, 2.8m w/w, 2 rotors, wear skids, front or mounted...............................................................£1,495 CLAAS DISCO 3100FC PROFIL 2011, 3m w/w, steel tine conditioner, spring suspension, wear skids ........£5,150 CLAAS DISCO 3200 C CONTOUR 2018, 3m w/w, rear mtd, active float susp, quick change blades, wear skids ..........................................................................................................................................................£10,995 CLAAS DISCO 3200 C CONTOUR 2016, 3m w/w, wear skids, conditioner, suspension, quick release blades, maxcut bed ......................................................................................................................................£7,975 CLAAS DISCO 3100 CONTOUR 2011, disc mower, 3m w/w, maxcut bed, hyd float, quick-fit blades..........£4,950 CLAAS VOLTO 1300T TEDDER 2016, 10 rotor, 13m w/w, hyd headland lift, hyd curtain, max spread, trailed, lights & marker boards ...................................................................................................................£17,500


CLAAS VOLTO 800 TEDDER 2014, 6 rotor, 7.7m w/w, teds out 3x3m mower swaths, folding park stands, markers & lights...............................................................................................................................£6,500 CLAAS VOLTO 870 TEDDER 2013, 8 rotor, 8.7m w/w, headland lift, manual headland curtain ...................£7,850 CLAAS VOLTO 1100 TEDDER 2014, 10 rotor, 10.m w/w, hyd headland lift, hyd headland skirt ..................£9,950 CLAAS VOLTO 1300T TEDDER 2015, 10 rotors 13m w/w, hyd headland guard, curtain, max spread, trailed, lights and marker boards.................................................................................................................£15,300 KUHN GF7802 TEDDER 2011, 6 rotor, 7.8m w/w, headland turn spreading kit............................................£5,975 KUHN GF6401MH TEDDER 6 rotor, 6.4m w/w ...........................................................................................£3,990 CLAAS LINER 2900 2018, twin rotor rake, 8-9m w/w ...............................................................................£15,650 CLAAS LINER 3100 2012, twin rotor rake, ctl box, 8.7m - 10m w/w .........................................................£12,750 LELY 745 CD VARIO 2014, twin rotor rake, 6.85-7.35M w/w ......................................................................£9,750 POTTINGER EUROTOP 771A 2013, twin rotor rake 7.7m max w/w.............................................................£7,995 KRONE SWADRO 1400 PLUS 2014, 4 rotor rake, 11-13.5m w/w, float tyres, ctl box ...............................£23,950

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McCormick X6.430/loader, suspension axle – a really nice example....................£30,000 McCormick MC135, 6 cylinder, front linkage, 20.8/38 wheels.............................£17,950 Deutz 7250 TTV, 3700hrs, exceptional – must be seen, 243hp ...........................£55,000 McCormick MTX150, front linkage & PTO, 5600hrs........................a bargain @ £28,500 Merlo 38.7 cab suspension, weigh cell, 3600hrs, JCB head ...............................£33,000 Demo Dieci 42.7 loadall, JCB head – try this on your farm – superb machines 2005 McCormick MC115 – very popular tractor – a very good buy ..................... only £12,500 2010 McCormick CX110 with new loader, 5600hrs – very tidy outfit ...........................£26,000 Spring cultivation – now is the time to consider the amazing Kockerling Allrounder one pass harrow – excellent reviews from existing users

BAILEY 20 TON QUAD AXLE BEAVERTAIL LOW LOADER air & oil brakes, long ramps (NO IBC’s)

2015 MASSEY FERGUSON 5612 Dyna-4, 201 genuine hours, 420/85x34 & 340/85x24 wheels, as new

2017 JCB 541/70 AGRI PRO LOADALL Dual Tech VT transmission, 2700 hours

2007 KIOTI DK 501C 4WD TRACTOR 3783hrs, turf tyres, Kioti KL 1596 power loader with bucket

MCCONNEL PA 4430 3 POINT LINKAGE HEDGER for small/compact tractor, electric joystick control

FORD 2120 2WD TRACTOR on turf tyres


DAVID BROWN 1390 TRACTOR power steering, on turf tyres

2009 HYDREMA 922C 20 TON DUMPER TRUCK 6 WD, 8000 hrs, auto drive, hyd tailgate, 800/65x26.5 wheels

2015 MF 7726 DYNA-6 3345 hrs, front links, 4 spools, axle & cab sus, Mich 650/65x42 & 600/65x28 wheels

WOOTTON 14 TON GRAIN TRAILER springs, sprung d/bar, rollover sheet, 550/45x22.5 wheels, only used for grain

NEW BAILEY CD20, 20 TON CONTRACT DUMP TRAILER sprung d/bar, air brakes, in black

NUGENT 15 TON TILT BED LOW LOADER hyd drop down Beavertail, comm. axles 435/50x19.5 single wheels

2013 BAILEY 15T BEAVERTAIL LOW LOADER sprung d/bar, air brakes, 435/50x19.5 wheels

BAILEY CD14 14 TON CONTRACT DUMP TRAILER c/w 6 inch extension sides, sprung drawbar

NEW BAILEY 14 TON FLAT BALE TRAILER 28ft deck, sprung d/bar, air & oil brakes, 385 super singles

2013 BAILEY TB14 SILAGE TRAILER 5’ sides will carry 16t, rear d/bar, 560/60 x 22.5 floatations

2016 BAILEY TB16 SILAGE TRAILER 5’ sides, air brakes, 560/60x22.5 wheels, rear d/bar, sprung d/bar

HUSQVARNA SNOW BLOWER petrol engine, self propelled, pedestrian controlled, unused

MATROT 6 ROW weed wiper

McCormick tractors now with exceptional prices & finance – demo models available – your chance to own a real bargain – ring today Try the new Kioti Mechron utility vehicle on your farm – superb price 2011 Kuhn 2190 variant round baler – now fully serviced & ready for season ..............£12,500 Bomford & Cousins 3m cultivators – ideal to remove deep ruts .......................from £600 Chain harrows, transport boxes, finishing mowers – all ex stock Visit our showroom – new Hayter/Toro/Stihl equipment at competitive prices

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BEET HARVESTERS TIM & THYREGOD 2–3 ROW Beet buckets - Choice of standard & toe tip BEET CLEANERS – CHOICE OF CTM & TODD with picking tables etc BEET DRILLS – CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW Monopill, Monosem, Kleine & Stanhay BEET HOES CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW HYD FOLD Standen • Househam• FMA FEEDER BUCKETS/GRAPPLE - KW - TANCO - SUTON Cousins 6.5m hyd folding rolls with breaker rings TERRADISC CULTIVATORS 3 & 4M Dutch & combination harrows 3 to 6 metre + 3m germinator KONGSKILDE/HOWARD 3 ROW ST400 BEDFORMER demo use only, as new for a quarter of new price! FLAT LIFTS – SUBSOILERS 2 TO 5 LEG Stainless steel 16500L water/fertiliser bowser

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2012 Rabe 5m hydraulic fold power harrow – still on original tines – immaculate condition ...... £12,750 2002 McConnel PA59E hedger, electric controls, 3 point fit – a tidy machine .................£6,750 2018 INO 190 hyd offset/inline heavy duty flail mower – as new....................................£4,750 Choice of Lely/Tulip fert spreaders, 24m – ready for work ............................from £2,750 Kongskilde SUCT 700 PTO suction blower, very high output – seen on farm .........£6,750 2017 Bomford Elite 2700 flail mower, hydraulic side shift – this must be viewed ...........£3,950 2019 Big Bee 5f topper with wheel – suit compact tractors – really nice ...........................£900 Portequip calf creeps/beef feeder – excellent prices – while stock remains – ring now 2018 McHale R3100 mower conditioner, 3m – very little used – now surplus ................£9,750 2001 Thwaites 6t forward tip dumper in good working condition ...................................£4,750 2008 Shelbourne 11 cu/’ diet feeder – good order – buy direct from client.....................£6,250 Deutz KR250 hay tedder – still very useful ..............................................................£375 Shop soiled Strimech toe tip buckets – suit Merlo – knockout prices


8-10T DUMP TRAILERS TWIN AXLE FOR MUCK ETC 14t Bailey 33/35’ flat trailer with hyd brakes & sprung drawbar 14T BRIAN LEGG AIR/HYD BRAKES & TAILGATE Choice of 14t grain trailers with hyd brakes flotation tyres or S/S 14T EASTERBY ROOT CROP TRAILER Air/hyd brakes sprung drawbar hyd tailgate 15T STEWART 28’ FLAT TRAILER AIR/HYD BRAKES Choice of 12–14t flat trailers 28–35’ with hyd brakes 50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift

WANTED s/beet drills cleaners & trailing tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row

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CLAYDON Furrow Cracker off our old 5 furrow Rabe Eagle plough, wearing knives 50%, would fit another 5 furrow plough, but would need brackets modifying, been sat 6yrs, good condition though, could do with new pipes. £575+VAT ono. A Clarke Tel 07708 205708 (Norfolk)

UK agents for Pro-Pak weighing equipment, Oldenhuis & Prinsen & Symach palletisers


KVERNELAND LB85, 5 furrow variwidth, many new wearing parts, new tyre, full set of skims. £3,500. R Kingham Tel 07778 763833 (Buckinghamshire)

01353 740666 KVERNELAND LB85-240, 5 furrow No8 mouldboards, hyd variwidth, rear disc, hyd release press arm, good metal. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex)


Ex Demo & Hire Rockstars & Ridgestars Available for 2021 Season at competitive rates All backup, parts and service from the CTM Root Crops Systems’ team


All of our LED units come with a one metre lead and a 13 amp plug Lights can be leap frogged Available in sizes 5ft to 12ft



TONG 6' dry brusher, plus 3' roller picking table, excellent condition. S Oliver Tel 07979 705250 (Lincolnshire)

Pellcroft Engineering Ltd Coningsby, Lincs

01526 342466

For details call

GRIMME CS1500 destoner, 2002, in very smart order with good stars. £3,500+VAT. G Blandford Tel 07973 424473 (Hereford)

Karl Arndt at KA Machinery

on 07798 774603 or email


Free standing or hanging

Broadwater Machinery Ltd

POTATO EQUIPMENT K53Z Range is built for yearround demanding rotating tasks PRE-OWNED SELF PROPELLED ROOT CROP HARVESTERS FOR SALE

2014 Ploeger AR4BX 4 row 8 row PSHS cleaner system + rear picking conveyor

K53 – Europe’s best selling agri box rotator for any handler

2014 Ploeger AR4BX 4 row Axial roller & 4 row PSHS cleaner system 2013 Ploeger AR3W 3 row 8 row PSHS cleaner system

K80 forward tippler gentle & quick box tipping very adaptable & easy to operate


HERBERT elevator, slow moving soil belt, wide & 12m long, brand new motor, stand available, very strong. Cheap at £1,100. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire) TONG 1t big bag filler skips (2), excellent condition. S Oliver Tel 07979 705250 (Lincolnshire)

HEAD ROTATINGFA LD IE E IN TH STANDEN Baselier 2007, 3.8m, hook tine cultivator, crumbler roller & applicators. R Wright Tel 07768 954466 (Lincolnshire) STANDEN H200 Big Boy 2 row cup planter, 72" rows, ridging hood. £950+VAT. J Pye Tel 07710 375786 (Norfolk)

REEKIE 5174 destoner, 4 web machine, has been extremely well maintained & is in excellent condition, ready for work. You will not find another like it. C Blaxell Tel 07768 171979 (Norfolk)

WANTED 01621 828689


Marian Teodorczyk

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

Payment prior to collection • Any condition considered Call Lukasz on

07512 821421 or visit our website


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GRIMME KS1500A front mounted potato topper, side discharge, reconditioned belt. £1,250. R Redhead Tel 07817 316272 (North Yorks)


DOWDESWELL DP7-D2 4+1, 12” furrows, hyd front furrow, rear disc, damper depth wheel. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex)



DOWNS Foxhound elevator, in excellent condition, 3 phase, good to go. £2,000. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire)


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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 • Tong Dry Brusher 1.8m x 600mm with 3 phase fixed speed Ref 6314 • Bijlsma Hercules Telescopic Elevator extends up to 11.5m long with a 650mm wide belt Ref 6556 • Walthambury Weigher 720 Ref 4850 • Walthambury Vee Track Stitcher 3m conveyor, c/w stitcher & automator Ref 6584

GEORGE Moate front bed tiller, no applicator, hook tines. £800. P Clabon Tel 07768 531610 (Cambridgeshire) TWO belts for Walthambury 720 weigher (main belts, not top up belts), brand new. £250 the pair. P Clabon Tel 07768 531610 (Cambridgeshire)

GRIMME CS1500 destoner, good condition, choice of webs – 40mm or 45mm, 22mm cross conveyor web, new discs & many spare parts. £4,500. J Leadley Tel 07887 912646 (Norfolk) PEAL Climax mini telescopic elevator, 3 phase with single phase take off, great machine. £750. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire) DOWNS Foxhound elevator, in excellent condition, 3 phase, good to go. £2,000. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire)

KONNINGS planter, controller 2000, ridgers & disc, hydraulic belt drive, good condition. £1,500. R Redhead Tel 07817 316272 (North Yorks) ANGLE conveyor, 7’ long, 3 phase. £50. S Green Tel 07798 611712/01621 779500 (Essex) WALTHAMBURY bagging unit, single phase. £50. S Green Tel 07798 611712/01621 779500 (Essex) RUMPSTAD 2 row rotary potato ridger. £400. A Gott Tel 01353 860884 (Cambridgeshire)

SCHOUTEN potato/veg brush cleaner, single phase, variable speed, good condition, light use. £820. R Redhead Tel 07817 316272 (North Yorks)

REEKIE 2 body bed former c/w disc markers. fully refurbished & ready to go into work, available immediately. Please contact for details. M Anderson Tel 07880 518867 (Norfolk)

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W&M Agricultural Engineering Oswestry • Shropshire • SY10 7JU

All prices + VAT

2012, 1900hrs, pick up hitch, supplied, fully serviced, Loler ticket, 100hrs warranty, new 24” tyres, excellent condition

Richard Western 12t root/grain trailer

2012, hyd door, grain chute, super single tyres, sprung axles, excellent condition

2004, hyd door, grain chute, roll over sheet, sprung drawbar, full front window, very good condition, super single tyres

2007, sprung drawbar, manual door, super single tyres, grain door, fully serviced & washed

Prodig shear grabs in stock

BOM feeder buckets CALL FOR DETAILS

widths 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.5m, capacity 0.85m3 to 3.0m3, Hardox tines, brackets & pipes fitted

2m wide, 1.6cu/m capacity, loader or handler bracket, root chopper option

BVL Topstar 170

block cutter, 2014, Matbro brackets, good condition


300kg weight, any loader or telehandler brackets inc, options – hyd tilt, rock spike



£3,850 BFX-180 Wessex International round bale NEW Protech P220s front mounted feeder (shown) spikes, loads & feeds out silage, hay, post driver

Farmforce F1300W 3m front press

45o rings, excellent condition, done very little work


1.9m wide (6’3”), 1.23m3 capacity, 14 KV tines, pipes brackets & hyd fittings included

etc; also available BFR-180 c/w straw blower kit, round bales up to 6’x5’, bale weight 1000kg, LH & RH feeding

2005, 5 legs, flexicoil, front press wheels


NC 1.9m twin ram shear grab

had very little use

McConnel 3m Shakaerator cultivator



5’6” PTO tractor brush

handy little trailer, good condition


2003, sprung drawbar, full front window, hyd door, grain chute, very good condition

Salop single axle 6t tipping trailer



POA Richard Western 12t root/grain trailer West 10t silage grain trailer

2016, loading ramps, hyd door, sprung drawbar


Richard Western 12t grain trailer

JPM 14t multi purpose trailer


hyd door, 10 stud axles, super single tyres, sprung drawbar, 2005

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



AW 12t silage trailer

Marshall QM12 silage trailer

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2018, as new, hyd ramps & 5’ beaver tail, 25’ long, 20’ bed, 10 stud com axles, extra middle ramp


NC 16T low loader trailer


4600hrs, 2010 reg, air con, boom susp, pick up hitch, pallet forks, 24” wheels, 12 month Loler ticket, 100hrs warranty

Merlo 35.7 Plus

2015, 2400hrs, A/C, boom susp, pick up hitch, 2018, 1000 hrs approx, pick up hitch, bucket new 24” tyres, pallet forks & bucket, excellent & tines, MACHINE AS NEW CONDITION condition, 100hrs warranty, Loler ticket Due in and worth the wait



Merlo 32.6 Plus

Merlo 32.6 Plus


Merlo 34.10

6400hrs, air con, boom suspension, pallet forks, Loler ticket, serviced 100hrs warranty




Merlo 40.7 Plus


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The Independent Spreader Trailer & Tanker Specialists




2017 HI-SPEC/STEWART 6000 gallon demountable tri-axle chassis, air susp


GT BUNNING 2002 build 2000 gallon tanker

PHILIP WATKINS 33’ 18t hydraulic beaver tail trailer

2014 BUNNING Lowlander 120 Mk4 HBD

Pair BROUGHAN h/d bale trailers. 33’ air/hyd load sensing, 560/45 R22.5


2020 STEWART Pro Series Hardox 16t trailer

SPREADER, TRAILER & TANKER SPARES NOW AVAILABLE from new stores at Church Farm, Mautby

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BUNNING Lowlander widebody 230 HBD 2017


Contact • • Richard 07880 552295

Visit our website for further photos and details

Andrew H Gemmill

R.C.Boreham & Co New & Used Machinery

For all enquiries call: 01245 231320 £14,950


Sumo Trio 3.5m

Kuhn Merge Max 950

Complete with trailing kit and front discs – tidy machine

2020 machine, ½ season of work, excellent condition

£3,950 NO VAT

£1,450 NO VAT

Tomlin Ramp Trailer

Cousins Arena Leveller

Full width loading ramp, side opening tailgate for tipping out eExcellent condition


Sulky X44 WPB4000


Kuhn Axis 40.1W

2014, Quantron E control box, very good condition

Deutz-Fahr 7250TTV - WARRIOR

Hesston 4700 baler

New Holland D710 baler



Ex demo, front PTO, LED lights


Brian James – Box Blue Trailer

New – removable side, loading ramp, 2700kg

Concrete gullies


£900 (for all)


JLG access platform 25msd

SJ 68 26 RT access platform




Kuhn MDS 1142

2004, 24m discs, Quantron M control box, tidy machine 77710

2011, 30m spreading, very good condition, weigh cells

Crumbler rollers and spring tines


Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1HU | |

All prices+VAT

01702 202930 • 07767 891328


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01371 830353

Woodhams Farm, Cutlers Green, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2RH

BROCK Campaign trailed tine drill c/w 4 rows of heavy duty low disturbance tines, 150mm row spacing, tungsten points, pre-emergence markers, Artemis controller, Accord metering, half-width shut off, keeps going in damp conditions, see video working in the Midlands, available to order in 6m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m & 13.3m widths

FARMET Verso 8m springtine, 2020, front & rear levellers, eradicators, rear harrow, memory depth control, tungsten points, new, due in

BROCK Sub-V 3m 5 leg subsoiler c/w standard or low disturbance legs, 700mm packer, swivel scrapers, Cat 3&4 linkage, integral tool box, in stock ............ £9,850

BROCK Packer System for retro-fit, choice of steel rings or tyres, image shows tyre packer ex TWB 3m 5 leg subsoiler, suits approx 600mm spacing, in stock

BROCK Sub-V folding subsoiler, standard or low disturbance legs, 700mm packer, swivel scrapers, image shows 4m 7 leg, available 3.5m 5 leg – 6m 11 leg

JOHN DEERE 6150R, 2013, 7009hrs, 50K Direct Drive, 4SCVS, front linkage, 1 owner

JOHN DEERE 6920S, 2005, 40K, Autopower, front linkage, 6617hrs, susp, 1 owner

KV EG85-300 6 furrow, 2009, hyd frt furrow, vari-width, rear discs, no. 8’s

GREGOIRE BESSON HRCW8 7f, 2013, HORSCH 6m Terrano MT, 2015, front VADERSTAD 6.5m Carrier Super, 2009, on-land/in-furrow, hyd vari-width, AR8’ discs, auto-reset tines, steel ring packer hyd levellers, 470mm Truecut discs

OPICO 3m grass harrow c/w Air 8 seeder, due in

SIMBA 5.5m Cultipress, 2008, Proactive CROSS SLOT PW5-25 5m Direct tines, spring retainers, hyd levellers Drill, 2016, liq fert, Stocks applicator, see video

KV 3m CLM auto-reset stubble cultivator, KONGSKILDE 5.9m Vibromaster c/w rear 2005, cracker packer harrow, 4 rubber depth wheels

McCONNEL SR15 4.5m Batwing, 2005

SIMBA 4m Toptilth folding, 1997, levellers, tooth packers

VADERSTAD NZG 12.5m double fold, 4.1m transport width, see video

DALBO 9m Cultimax springtine, 2015, front & rear levellers

MF 3070 2wd, 1988 c/w 3 scvs, PUH

SUMO Multipackers ex 5.5m Trio, can be sold separately

HORSCH 6m sprinter 2005, due in

BOMFORD 4.8m hedgecutter, due in

CASE IH 795XL 2wd, 1990, 1 owner, due in

KONGSKILDE 6m Optimator. front & rear WEAVING 4m sub-disc c/w 11 legs, hyd VADERSTAD 6m RapidLift & fert tank coils, due in discs, Guttler packer set up om 5m Rapid, will split

FARMFORCE 6m front press c/w 24”/600mm coils, front tines, due in

HAYTER Tm739 PTO trailed 7 gang mower, 2001, due in

LEMKEN Euro 8 6 furrow, 2009, C40 bodies, hyd front furrow, rear discs

MANITOU MLT 629, 2002, PUH, pallet forks & re-handling bucket

SIMBA 4.6m Unipress, 2010, Proactive tines, hyd levellers, 700mm DD’s

DOWDESWELL 4.4m Series 84 discs, 1990

KV 6m Evo tine drill, 2015, hyd fan, preem, done approx 1500 acres, due in

FARMET Triolent 4.7m stubble cultivator, FARMET Fantom 800 Pro 8m stubble 2019, 3 rows of auto-reset tines, levelling cultivator, 2019, auto-reset tines, discs, 580mm V-roller, 60mm-350mm 215mm tine spacing, in stock depth, for sale or demo............ £19,500

KV ED85-200 5 furrow auto-reset, hyd JOHN DEERE 6200 c/w loader & front furrow, man vari-width, No 28’s bucket, 6100hrs, 1996, 40K

OPICO Hatzenbichler Air 8 seeder c/w mounting kit & steps, radar

G. BESSON SPEL 14 furrow, 2005, original AR8 bodies, size can be reduced

JOHN DEERE 8200T, 2000, 4800hrs, 4SCVS, weights, 2 owners

KRM Soladrill 799 4m tine drill, 2007, hyd fan, front tines

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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, see video

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FULLY refurbished ScanStone 4 web destoner, 1500 wide, 2010 machine, ready for work & available immediately. Please contact for details. M Anderson Tel 07880 518867 (Norfolk) BREAKING Scanstone & Reekie destoners & Reekie 2170 harvester with land drive, various parts available, call for details. M Anderson Tel 07880 518867 (Norfolk) REEKIE Dolman rollers, new. ÂŁ25; Reekie haulm roller, new. ÂŁ50; Reekie elevator fall breaker. ÂŁ50. R McGowan Tel 07831 865881 (Essex)


Mowers & Foragers


Sprayers & Fertiliser Spreaders Diet Feeder Weighing Systems



Balers & Wrappers


Blue Bridge Engineering Ltd

Tel: 028 9127 5913

Grain & Precision Drills

City & Guilds of London Institute Certificates of Competence 25 years experience with Eastern Bloc machinery Skandinavian agricultural/forestry products and West German engineering based machinery Tractor starting fault repairs Repairs of Same tractors Competitive labour rates subject to customer acceptance of company working policy

David King Electronics

Tel: 01789 731365

STOCKS seeder ground radar, new. ÂŁ300. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)

07824 600667 Chelmsford

SITUATIONS VACANT COMBINE driver required, 2021 harvest, followed by land work, 1200 acres, East Northants. R Chapman Tel 07860 869172 (Northants) YOUNG person/couple required with genuine interest in farming, speciďŹ cally pig rearing, to help with general duties on 40 acre mixed farm. Initially to assist farm owner with possibility of tenancy long term for the right applicant. Contact George for more details. G Shepherd Tel 01283 732275 after 5pm (Derbyshire)

SIMBA double rams for disc harrows, new. ÂŁ100 each. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)


QUALITY FLAILS To suit most flail mowers and hedge cutters at competitive prices


Tel: 01427 718561 Fax: 01427 718016

Specialists in Tractor Parts & Manuals

TRIMBLE TDL450L radio/repeater, new. ÂŁ900. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire) TRIMBLE steering valve for autosteer on a CNH long wheel base tractor, new. ÂŁ1,500. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire) CNH to Trimble hybrid cable, new. ÂŁ180. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire) TRIMBLE nav controller, box only. ÂŁ900. P Clabon Tel 07768 531610 (Cambridgeshire)







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PRE-SEASON CLEARANCE SALE OF USED STOCK SPRAYERS Shop Soiled GM-R trailed sprayer 4000L 24m auto steering axle GPS Guidance & section control £35,000 Sale Price £30,000 2012 Multidrive Bredal spreader 9000hrs two sets wheels, well maintained £42,000 Sale Price £32,000 2015 GM-R trailed sprayer 3200L 24m auto steering axle GPS guidance & auto section control £23,000 Sale Price £18,000 2008 GM-R trailed 3200L 30/28m 50kph, steering axle POA NEW ARRIVAL 2014 GM-R sprayer 3200L 24m auto steer axle immaculate POA – UNDER OFFER BARGAIN BASEMENT SOLD AS IS Househam Chafer self-propelled 3000L 24m £4,000 Gem 1000L 20m mounted sprayer £600 Chaviot Hi Trac 250 chassis only good runner £800 E&0E • All prices plus VAT

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Graham Mitchell-Rowlands 07860 618903 Marek Technical Support: 07496 294201 Sue Admin: 01449 737482 Holly Bush Farm, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DP For your new self-propelled, trailed or mounted crop sprayer, to go KNIGHT 12m mounted sprayer, 825L tank, hyd lift & fold booms, in cab 3 section electric controls, blob marker, chemical suction probe & PPE locker. ÂŁ2,500+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

2001 Househam Sprint 2000L, 12/24m boom, triplet nozzle bodies, 8 section auto air shut off, RDS Delta 34i screen, TeeJet Matrix Pro 570G GPS, LGP/ rowcrop wheels, LED boom lights, low 5960hrs, 12mths NSTS, excellent condition. ÂŁ25,500+VAT. R Whitlow Tel 07810 317157 (Worcestershire)

BATEMAN RB26, 08reg, 24m contour boom, 12,600hrs, 3000L, stainless steel tank, Agleader rate controller, 10 auto sections, EZ Guide 250, recent 4 new wheels, motors & pump, 380/85R30 rowcrops, 600 otations. £32,000 ono. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk)


01284 724455

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Perkins 1004/1004.4T

Short Engines


for agricultural & industrial applications

with oil pump, top & bottom gasket sets & rear & front seals

For engine builds AA, AB, AC, AG, AH, AK, AM

or email

CONVERSION hitch to pin & cone. ÂŁ300. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) CLAAS Scorpion 70 40 engine bonnet cover, some damage, hence price. ÂŁ150+VAT. N Smith Tel 07906 265897/01440 702416 (Suffolk) SUMO leg protectors, 31 available. ÂŁ5 each. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)

y The Specialist Sprayer Compan

Also flail mowers for tractors and excavators from 15 to 200HP

FENDT 309C ywheel (Agco), new. £1,000+VAT. R Knight Tel 01536 512813 (Northants)


TRIMBLE quick release antenna mounting bracket, off CNH machine. Open to Offers. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)


(government guideli





Material Handler Joysticks & SLI's


Tractor & Combine Controls YARA N sensor, blue with TopCon X20 & AGI3, good working order. ÂŁ2,500. S Edwards Tel 07711 848763 (Shropshire)


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HERBERT elevator slow moving soil belt, wide & 12m long, brand new motor, stand available, very strong. Cheap at ÂŁ1,000. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire)


FENDT 308/307 clutch kit, new. ÂŁ1,000+VAT. R Knight Tel 01536 512813 (Northants) MF drill discs for 30 drill, may ďŹ t 500 Series drills, approx nine unused discs. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282/07895 095615 (East Yorkshire)




Genuine & Aftermarket Perkins blocks & parts available

Agri spec pictured


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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 recently reconditioned, due to be tested shortly. ÂŁ7,000+VAT ono. N Ridley Tel 07802 695311/01233 770435 (Kent) CHAFER 24m trailed suspension fertiliser sprayer. R Wright Tel 07768 954466 (Lincolnshire) SKID unit jacks for Bateman HiLo. ÂŁ150. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire) SKID unit jacks for Househam sprayer, should ďŹ t Sprint & AR units. ÂŁ250. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)

AMAZONE UX3200, 2006, 24m trailed sprayer, 7 section, manual shut-off, auto height, steering axle, good condition. ÂŁ18,000 ono. P Adcock Tel 07770 602127 (Suffolk) BAIRD linkage mounted sprayer, 400L, 12m, manual fold, triplet nozzles, never been used. ÂŁ950+VAT. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire) HONDA petrol transfer pump, used for liquid fert, surplus to requirements. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)

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JD 7700 POWERQUAD genuine 7347hrs, vgc

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2013 ATLAS COPCO XAS67 JPM 20T DUMP TRAILER FAST TOW 130CFM hyd gate, air, L/S 10 stud, COMPRESSOR 560 flotations £11,000 900hrs £15,200 £5,000

LARRINGTON MAJESTIC 18–20T 2010 KNIGHT RAVEN 2.8M 600/50R22.5 floats, ROS, 6 legs, discs, full spec DD packer


1996 CLAAS DOMINATOR 204 MEGA APS C510 header, 3489hrs

NEW JPM 16T DUMP 10 stud, air, load sensing, hyd gate, LEDs

HOWARD DELTA HSF500H TERRA DISC S/A Lemken Kristall 9, vgc

2019 IFOR WILLIAMS LM166 LOW LOADER 3500kg, sides




TOP SPEC SPEARHEAD TWIGA 655T Auto Pilot, 313hrs

NEW HIGH SPEED 30’ JPM 27TLL tri-axle, flip over ramps

2010 CLAAS ARION 630 full suspension, f/links, 9458hrs



NEW JPM 24 & 26’ 19TLL flip over ramps

2013 JD 6115M & H310C LOADER 2999hrs, vgc

GRIFFITHS 12T GRAIN TRAILER AS 9T DROP SIDE TIPPER grain chute hyd brakes, vgc



In Stock






£4,800 No VAT






2004 JD 7820 AUTOQUAD TLS, 40k, 5551hrs


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We are JPM Trailers’ East Anglia Dealer J Murrell • Willow Farm • Norwich Road • South Burlingham • Norwich • Norfolk NR13 4EZ

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JPM 24’ 19TLL 10 stud, air & hyd brakes


HIGH SPEED JPM 32’ BALE TRAILER 560 flotations, top spec

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07770 692891

£38,000 All prices + VAT


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KUBOTA M4072 SERIES 4WD COMPACT TRACTOR c/w mechanical hitch controller and mounting bracket. (DD)


KUBOTA M7152 (2018) c/w 50k powershift gearbox with creep, front suspension, air trailer brakes, cab suspension, 1479hrs. (OC)


NEW KUBOTA RTV-X1100 c/w front screen, wiper/washer, glass doors, rear screen,heater, internal light, beacon. (JP)


BAILEY 20T BEETEAPER (2019) c/w arched full front window, rollover sheet, grain chute, air brakes, reversing lights, front mudflaps.


BAILEY 14T & 15T ROOT TRAILERS (2018) c/w hyd. door, sprung drawbar, 1900mm track, 3’ 9” sides, arched full front window, easy sheet.


BAILEY 16T FLAT TRAILER c/w bale clamp sides, tri axle, commercial axle, 10200mm Long (33.6ft) Hi Vis strips, LED lights and beacon (GH)


VADERSTAD SWIFT 720, 7.2M (2011) c/w 80mm tine points changed towards the end of last season, level board. (GH)

EX DEMO KVERNELAND U DRILL c/w Cat 3 Cross Shaft, Strong compact central tube main frame, 3m transport width, 6m folded out width. (BF)




KUBOTA M7152 TRACTOR (2018) c/w 50k powershift gearbox with creep, front suspension, 774hrs. (GH)

JOHN DEERE 6140R (2014) c/w 4wd, autoquad 40kph, TLS, cab suspension, air trailer brakes, air seat, air con, autotrac ready, 4511hrs. (SG)




BAILEY 16T ROOT TRAILER (2020) c/w hyd. door, sprung drawbar, 1900mm track, 3’9” sides, arched full front window, easy sheet, grain chute, mudguards with flaps.

BAILEY 16T TB TRAILER (2020) c/w hyd. door, sprung drawbar, 2m track, easy sheet, grain chute, air and oil bakes, extra rear lights, rear towing loops, silage kit.

BAILEY 16T SILAGE TRAILER (2020) c/w air & oil brakes, arched full front window, beacon, grain chute, mudguards and flaps, hi vis strips.



TYM COMPACT TRACTOR c/w 42hp Diesel engine, CAT I 3 point linkage, 6 spline 540 PTO, Clevis hitch, ROPS bar. (DD)


WEEKS 15T DUMP TRAILER SWIFTLIFT 900 EXTENDO SWIFTLIFT ELEVATOR 30FT WITH c/w 385/65/22.5 (15% good), ELEVATOR (EX SHOW) 7.5FT EXTENSION hydraulic brakes, hydraulic rear door, c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed, c/w electric Slew, electric height Sprung Drawbar, LED lights. (JP) auto slewing platform, circular adjustment, electric forward/ hopper, drawbar. (BF) reverse, Belt 80% good (DD)




GREGOIRE BESSON 5+1 RW B6 LELY 4M POWER HARROW KVERNELAND 6M POWER PLOUGH (2015) c/w 4m ridged, rear packer and HARROW (2018) c/w hyd. vari-width, metal work scrapers, blade tines 80% good, runs c/w 6m working width, 24 rotors, 40%-70%, manual double transport/ smooth. (BF) heavy duty power harrow for tractor depth wheel. (PC) up to 400HP. (SG) SPECIAL OFFER






4M GRANGE LDL (EX DEMO) KUHN AXIS 30.1 FERTILISER OPICO GT 580 S GRAIN DRYER EX DEMO VICON RV5216 BALER EX DEMO STRIMECH WRAPPED c/w 8x low disturbance legs, 8x front SPREADER c/w hydraulic unload auger, gas c/w 5 endless belt, banked greasing BALE HANDLER cutting discs, 4m hydraulic folding c/w 12-36m spread width, 3000l burner, PTO driven, larger hopper. station, 500/4522.5 flotation tyres, c/w WBH01, check valve, two rollers toothed packer, 3m transport width. hopper, road lights, hydraulic border (BF) Isobus Baler, Tellus Go screen, mounted on kv tines with hydraulic EX-SHOW SWIFTLIFT 900 EX-SHOW SWIFTLIFT EX-SHOW SWIFTLIFT 900 EX-SHOW EX-SHOW SWIFTLIFT 900 (BF) spreading. (DD) 900 hydraulicSWIFTLIFT brakes. (JP)900 control. (PC) EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR EXTENDO ELEVATOR Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 Reference Number: 3069 c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , c/w 3 phase electrics, variable speed , auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing platform (BF) auto slewing (BF) WE HAVEplatform A WIDE



RITCHIE SILAGE GRAB c/w JCB Q fit fittings, hydraulic over the top grab arm. (DD)

SPEARHEAD MULTI CUT 460 c/w hydraulic folding, hydraulic depth control, 6 blades per rotor, wide angle PTO, road lights. (OC)

2119 SPEARHEAD 700T HEDGECUTTER (2010) c/w Hyd. proportional controls, 7m reach, 1.2m head, 3 point linkage mounted, 85hp pump. (BF)


Ben Ford (BF): 07469 853763 Daryl Dunn (DD): 07881 106298 Josh Pennell (JP): 07469 850502 Gary Halliday (GH): 07502 336581 Paul Clayton (PC): 07387 023444 Ollie Cole (OC): 07917 556402 Stuart Gosling: 07284 317357

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JCB 560-80 SUPER 19 reg, 1251hrs

JCB 532-70 69 reg, 268hrs only




JCB 536-70 SUPER 19 reg, 975hrs

KUBOTA ST371 19 reg, c/w 370hrs, loader with bucket

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



KVERNELAND LD85-300 6 furrow plough


USED SULKY X36 FERTILISER SPREADER c/w hopper extension & cover

NEW SULKY DX30 PLUS c/w hopper extension with cover

JCB 531-70 SUPER 14 reg, 7522 hrs



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

NEW WEST 16T TRAILER air & hyd brakes, hyd rear door, etc

NEW H & M DUMP TRAILER 14t, 8mm floor, 560/45 R22.5 tyres

JCB 536-60 SUPER 67 reg, c/w 3984hrs, 145hp, Michelin Agri-Bib tyres 30%

CASE FARMALL 115C 68 reg, c/w loader 3080hrs

ARTSWAY 5105 grinder/mixer c/w molasses tank, filling auger & weigher

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

JCB 526-56 AGRI PLUS 19 reg, 437hrs, air-con, SRS




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New Deutz 8280 TTV

Ex demo Kuhn SB1290 iD

Ex demo Bobcat TL43.80HF

New & ex demo Deutz 7250 Warrior Black Ed POA

Ex demo Deutz 6185 TTV

Ex demo 9340 Warrior Black Edition POA

New & ex demo Kuhn 50.2 H-EMC-W POA



Used Claas 5300 Quadrant


New Kuhn 30.2


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Used MX110 7175 hrs



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SOLIS 26HST c/w loader, 4 in 1 bucket, 37hrs only

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Sands Vision 3.0E 24/28


Sprayer Specialist in the Eastern & Southern Counties New and used sprayers and parts stocked for:

CHARTERHOUSE 6m sprayer, 4 nozzles, electric pressure controls, for use with compact tractor. ÂŁ1,800+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)


Berthoud • Househam Chafer • Agrifac and most other makes

01279 812727


NSTS Sprayer Testing – on site Repairs Servicing Machinery sales

Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd I N CO R P O R AT I N G

Agricultural Application Machinery Specialists Sprayer & Slug Applicator NSTS Testing at our locations or on site Full on Farm Service & Repair

Agrikel are proud to receive the Gold Tilly Pass for outstanding contributions to trailer safety 2020

HARDI Commander induction hopper, previously ďŹ tted to a 4400i. hopper & can rinse, more pics available. ÂŁ250+VAT ono. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)


or visit us in person in Besthorpe, Norfolk NR17 2LD


01953 450279


HOUSEHAM AR3000, 5973hrs, 24m auto height booms, GPS auto shut off section control, triple nozzle holders, hydraulic adjustable axle width, slug pellet applicator bracket, 2 sets of wheels, rowcrop 50%, otation 50%, Cat 6 cylinder engine. D Pither Tel 01452 864714 (Gloucestershire)





Berthoud Racer, 3200lt 24mtr, DP Tronic, tracking drawbar, axiale HD boom, excellent condition 1owner, 2004 machine, fully serviced & NSTS Contact Richard Dix 07770 331587

2012 Amazone UF 1801 with FT1001, 24m booms, 7 section auto shut off, auto boom height, ďŹ xed front 3 point linkage frame for front tank, Nordic headlights & LED ood lights plus more extras, price can adjusted if extras not required. ÂŁ20,000 ono. J Spink Tel 07952 035054 (Nottinghamshire) BATEMAN high/low crop sprayer, 24m booms, recent NSTS till Oct21, 2 sets of wheels, otation & rowcrop, good order, 60% tyres, stored inside, owner driver. ÂŁ7,000+VAT. RL & LH Baker Tel 07879 885505/01406 330782 (Lincolnshire)

BOSTON 01205 722 240 WISBECH 01945 461 181 BEDFORD 01525 841 923

CHAFER 3000L bowser, pump in & out, gravity ďŹ ll, induction hopper, chemical box, PPE box, clean water tank. ÂŁ3,000. M Abblitt Tel 07720 839253 (Cambridgeshire)

AMAZONE ZAM fertiliser spreader, c/w hopper cover. ÂŁ475+VAT F Howell & Sons Tel 07798 668239 (Norfolk)

HOUSEHAM Air Ride 3000 sprayer, 2005, approx 5200hrs, Iveco 4cyl 170hp turbocharged engine, two sets of wheels, twin lines, rotating nozzle body, RDS rate controller. 200L clean water tank, very good condition, available April 2021. A Wylie Tel 07870 928422 (Worcestershire)


Sancroft Agri Services Ltd


David: 07879 698473 Karl: 07500 448243 Washingborough, Lincs T: 01522 790720

07748 644975 Knight EU trailed tracking, 2010, 3000 litres, 24m, Muller control, vgc

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. ÂŁ4,500. M Hockley Tel 07976 801062 (Essex)

EVRARD 1000L, 12m sprayer, rotary pump with hydraulic folding booms & stainless steel pipework, 3 section in cab controls, call for further details. ÂŁ975. B Ashworth Tel 07973 362944 (Nottinghamshire)

Landquip Electrac 2006, 3500 litres, 24m, rate control, fully refurbished including shotblasted, resprayed & re-hosed Both machines fully serviced and sold with full NSTS test

KUHN Axis 40.1 W, 2013, variable rate, owner driver from new, washed & oiled, mint. ÂŁ7,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)


Thames Valley Machinery 07764 835562


SET of four wheels & oatation tyres for Bateman RB16 sprayer, will ďŹ t other models. very good tread, no cracks, Goodyear Terragrip. R Kingham Tel 07778 763833 (Buckinghamshire)

LANDQUIP auto steer drawbar taken off trailed sprayer, hydraulic/electric steering, inc 6 diaphragm pump, white ďŹ breglass mudguards & lights, plus axle to match, with hydraulic brakes. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)


Main Agents for

KNIGHT 2008 EUA trailed sprayer.24m,3000L,air shut off, mueller basic control with joystick. Auto boom level, triple nozzle holders,boom lights, 380 and 600 tyres. Excellent condition, Mot until September 2021,owned from new.ÂŁ13,000 ono. P Johnson Tel 07710 479776 (Kent)

BATEMAN RB26, 2010, 12/24/28m, VG boom, 2 sets of wheels 80%, NSTS test Nov 2020, 7000hrs, good working order. ÂŁ39,500. N Fison Tel 07855 090051 (Cambridgeshire)


Contacts: Robert Webb: 07860 801322 Anthony Williams: 07711 947189 Phil Ramsey: 07934 799628 Andy Gemmill: 07802 336880

POA S. Gunn-Russell 07813 604147 (Shropshire)




GEM Midget 18m, 1000L tank & 100L wash tank, induction hopper. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)


Hypro • Teejet • Lechler Altek • RDS • Dual Pumps Enduramaxx • Stocks Fan Jet


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Sprayer Specialists in the Eastern & Southern Counties Crop & Amenity Sprayer Specialist


2014, approx 6400hrs, Agleader Integra, auto shut off, rear camera, Stocks Fan Jet, 380/85 R30 Mitas rowcrops (tyres new in 2020), 600/60 R28 Michelin Xeobib, test until September 2021

GEM trailed 21m sprayer. 2000L, c/w otation tyres, good working order. £2,750. G Catling Tel 07748827519/01728 628303 (Suffolk)

GEM 3600L 24m Steer Trac trailed sprayer, Mueller hydraulic steering drawbar, RDS Delta rate control. ÂŁ4,500+VAT. C Windell Tel 07939 453997 (Gloucestershire)

BUNNING Lowlander 175 HDB, 2016, vgc. R Wright Tel 07768 954466 (Lincolnshire) KUHN Axis S4 spreader discs, good vanes, changed to S6, so surplus to requirements. Offers. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk) BREDAL F2 mounted fertiliser spreader, 2007, c/w stainless steel tank, in working order. ÂŁ2,750+VAT. D Pick Tel 07889 950708 (Norfolk)

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MILESTONE SPRAYERS Protecting Your Crops And The Environment

07850 144244 (mobile 24hrs) •

NEW, USED & EX DEMO MACHINERY SALES Nunzio Rio 07970 248113 Operating across the South East of England W


GMR Voyager 4200L 22/240m boom, RDS rate controls, steering axle, very tidy & real value


Bateman RB25 2005, 24m contour boom, 3000L, Topcon X20 screen with 20 sections, 4 manual, hyd adjustable track width, rev camera, new injectors & fuel pump last year, superb sprayer POA

Amazone 1200L 20/21m boom, single line & nozzle, boom tilt, 5 section boom, pressure adj from cab, v simple/straightforward, min electrics, 6 cyl Comet pump, probably the cleanest of its type available POA

Massey Ferguson Centora 7382 - 2018, Approx. 415hrs, 210 Drum hrs, GPS Ready, 25ft PF Header ~ £145,500 Ref: 11010043

Fendt 939 S4 Profi Plus - 2019, Approx. 2300hrs GPS Ready, VarioGrip, Full Susp, F/Linkage ~ £175,000 Ref: 11011077 W

Sands 3000L trailed mint cond, 12/24 alloy boom, no welds, steering axle, 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

FarmGem Sapphire 2 first reg 2013, only 6 seasons’ work, 7k hrs, total engine rebuild 100hrs ago, under warranty by Perkins, Muller comfort terminal, GPS section control, 8 section boom, what a machine! POA

Ex Hire Massey Ferguson 7718 D6 - 2020, Approx.210hrs, GPS Ready, Full Susp, A/Brakes, F/Lnk ~ £89,500 Ref: 11009689

Ex Hire Fendt 930 Gen 6 Profi Plus - 2020, Approx.750hrs, GPS Ready, F/PTO, Fulls Susp, VarioGrip ~ £POA Ref: 31010242 W

Case SP3000 12/24m HD boom, Air Ride suspension conversion, Delta 34 rate control, 2002, extremly clean, library pic for example only – the real one is far far nicer 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 POA

Case SP3000 12/24m HD 8 section boom, new style f/bullbar & joystick, boom functions on joystick, laser switch from 2 to 4ws, spray dependency, power chain for hyd pipes etc, v smart, ready for work POA

Call us for details or see our website for more


Fendt Rotana 160 V Xtra - 2020, 17 Knives, 2.40 m Pick-Up, Air Brakes, Crop Press Roller ~ £32,500 Ref: 21010501 W

Challenger MT875E - 2014, Approx. 3200hrs, GPS Ready, 5 Spools, Draw Bar Only, Full Ballast ~ £120,000 Ref: 21011082


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We can supply leading brands such as:


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



Thame, Oxfordshire

01844 277699

Hungerford, Berkshire

01488 649150

Midhurst, West Sussex

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Tim Smith

Tel: 01529 303093 Mob: 07730 780510


CLAAS ARION 630 £32,000 2012, 40kph, 155hp, 5859 eng hrs, 14.9R28 fronts, 20.8R38 rears, 3 spools, front suspension

CLAAS ARION 620 £46,500 2015, 50kph, 155hp, EGR eng, 2352 eng hrs, 420/65R28 fronts, 600/65R38 rears, 3 spools

CLAAS VOLTO 1300 T £16,950 2016, 10 tine arms, trailed chassis, single spool fold & unfold

LEMKEN ZIRKON 10 £5,250 4m ridgid power harrow, new tine carriers





NEW HOLLAND TX66 £27,500 1997, 6m NH autofloat header, 3988 engine hours, 3755 drum hours, air con

CLAAS VARIANT 360 RF £12,500 2010, 25026 bales, net wrap only

JOHN DEERE 131 £7,500 2016, front mower conditioner

CLAAS LINER 4000 HH £47,000 2018, Profix 20 spline heavy duty tine arms





VADERSTAD 400P £5,750 1999, 4m folding, tines levelling boards, pre-emergence markers, following harrow, disc culters

CLAAS LINER 2900 (MANUAL CONTROL) £14,000 2016, twin rotor grass rake, 7.4 to 8.2m




KEITH RENNIE MACHINERY L2 £2,500 2009, hopper cover, 2250L hopper, 24m vanes

CLAAS ARION 650 CEBIS 50K £42,500 2016, 50kph, 185hp, 6000 eng hrs, 540/65/28 fronts, 650/65/38 rears

CLAAS ARION 620 CIS £42,000 2014, 50kph, 158hp, 5038 eng hrs, 540/65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears


CLAAS VARIANT 260 RF £8,500 2007, 20000 bales approx, 2m pick up, rotor feed, variable chamber 1.6x1.2m

CLAAS LEXION 570 M 2009, 9.0 Vario header, 2582 eng hrs, 1889 drum hrs, Hillside Montana version




£36,950 2015, 50kph, 165hp, EGR eng, 5365 eng hrs, 420/85R28 fronts, 520/85R38 rears


£38,500 2014, 50kph, 183hp, 6588 eng hrs, 540/65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears CL-A3602969

LELY HIBISCUS 455 S 2012, single rotor rake



LEMKEN JUWEL 8M OF £19,990 2017, 6 furrow W52 Bodies, hyd depth wheel, on land & in furrow




CLAAS ARION 610 CLASSIC £48,750 2018, road speed: 40kph, 145hp, 880 eng hrs, 420/85R28 fronts, 520/85/ R38 rears, 4 spools CL-A7600271

CLAAS AXION 840 £33,800 2011, 50kph, 240hp, 6150 eng hrs, 540/65R30 fronts, 650/65R42 rears, 4 spools

CLAAS ARION 630 £55,000 2017, 50kph, 158hp, EGR eng, 2149 eng hrs, 16.9R28 fronts, 20.8R38 rears, 4 spools

CLAAS AXION 850 CEBIS £74,000 2017, 50kph, 268hp, 3676 eng hrs, 600/70R30 fronts, 710/70R42 rears, 4 spools

CLAAS ARION 630 £52,500 2017, 50kph, 163hp,, 2500 eng hrs, 48/65R28 fronts, 600/65R38 rears, 4 spools

KUHN HR3001/ACCORD DA £6,950 2002, toothed packer, Suffolk coulter, following harrow, markers, new tines, reconditioned 2010 KU-0113

CLAAS VOLTO 1050T £9,950 2011, stored undercover, 10 rotor trailer tedder, single spool, hydraulically folding

CLAAS XERION 3800 VC £67,500 2013, 40kph, 380hp, 11060 engine hours, Xerion 3800 VC, front linkage, c/w SGT tanker

KUHN MULTI-MASTER 153 5E+1T £15,500 2018, LPO66 D bodies, ZXL skimmers, hydraulic front furrow, 500mm rear disc KU-L6438

LEMKEN EUROPAL 8 6+1 £8,500 2008, B25 bodies 6 + 1 furrows, skimmers, good metal, manual variwidth








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off the field & throughout the winter Very good prices paid promptly

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07977 268113 (T) SMALL bales of hay suitable for bullocks. £3/bale. D Habgood Tel 01327 260620 (Northants)

RECO Sulky DP1504 with cover sheet, very tidy, not done much work. £950. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berkshire)

FUEL tank, 100 gallon, including pipework & nozzle, on a pallet. £25. R Catton Tel 07966 785095 (Hertfordshire) 50-76962

51,000 litre horiz/cyl dished ends 27’6”L x 9’W x 10’H & cradles 1 x twin & 2 x single compart 22,730 litre bunded tanks 17’L plus cabinet x 9’2”W x 8’H gauge & battery alarm


01302 867328

07787 551081 MEADOW hay, 150 conventional bales, second cut. £3.50/bale. M Cottage Tel 01799 584225/07989 297074 (Cambridgeshire)

ABBOTT & CO (Wessex) LTD Are buyers & sellers of


SMALL metal tank, no rust. £20. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)


01502 710100

WATER bowser, fast tow. £800. J Hicks Tel 07539 367336 (Berkshire)

Atlas 2500 FDA

GREGOIRE Besson Discordon DXRV, 4.5m, hydraulic fold & depth control, 9 legs, Simba DD press, good condition. £3,950. T Wadland Tel 07970 291105 (Northants)

bunded 2500L fuel tank, 12v pump, meter, filter and hose

Fully searchable database at...

01603 870903 07860 475964

FRONT tank 1500L, stainless steel, will pick up front linkage. R Wright Tel /07768 954466 (Lincolnshire)


£600+VAT S. Gunn-Russell 07813 604147 (Shropshire)


Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES


454 Herne Road, 51-76995 Ramsey St Mary’s, Huntingdon, Cambs.

Steel Stockholders

01733 844590 (24hrs)

Galvanised roofing sheets, box profile and corrugated Delivery service

01359 269378 STRAW & HAY

HAYLAGE, good quality, dense 4’6” McHale Fusion round bales, 6 layers of wrap. £25/bale. Discount for quantity. S Gadsby Tel 07866 245615/01246 278985 (Derbyshire)






01284 810751 07768 353910

1000 gallon fuel tank. £400. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)



QUALITY wheat straw in quadrants, 120 bales from straw walker combine, no rain, barn stored on pallets. N Ridley Tel 07802 695311/01233 770435 (Kent)

2000-GALLON cylinder tank, on stand. Offers. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

MOBILE bunded bowser, 2100L, with hand pump. £850+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

600-GALLON fuel tank. £300. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire) CYLINDRICAL tanks (2), 2,000L, stainless steel, will sell separately, photos available. £400 ono. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire) BALMORAL plastic bunded fuel tank, 3–4000L, good condition, also 1000L Balmoral single skin. £700/pair but will split. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

Well proven design Single and twin and three legged machines available Mounted and trailed



All types of steel available new and secondhand Posts for grain walling and silage clamps

£18,950 2016, model: NG-H 101 F30, new Quick Fit tines, has done very little, superb condition More photos and full spec at

07748 004794 01245 442224 49-76944

VICON RSL 1605 spreader, 1500kg capacity, 12/21m spread width, reasonable condition. £550+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (East Yorkshire) 01638 712328 Suffolk 01992 451629 Herts/Essex

LARGE round horizontal steel tank, approx 8000L, used for gas oil, good solid condition, cradle & stand included, outlet & pipe inlet for filling both approx 1.7m off ground. £1,575+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

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prefer big bales


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SULKY DPX Expert, 1999, good condition, 24m spread hopper exts, holds 3 x 600kg easy, little rust, barn stored, instruction book, Wisbech area. £350+VAT. R Powers Tel 07748 618752 (Norfolk) KUHN MDS1141 fertiliser spreader, will take 3 x 600kg bags, c/w lights, cover, vgo, including handbook & charts. £1,200+VAT. M Andrew Tel 01780 720394 (Lincolnshire) SULKY X36, 2008, 24–36m, excellent condition, tribord system, cover, stored inside. £2,500. R Jenness Tel 07825 305363 (Norfolk)

4.6M Simba Cultipress, good working order. R Brown Tel 07802 397258 (Buckinghamshire)



Used 20,000 litre 4400 gallon GRP ex Winery Storage Tank





HORSTINE Farmery TMA 4 Avadex applicator, PTO metered with electric shut off modification, was mounted on Househam Sprint, can be tractor mounted, NSTS tested 2018. £850+VAT. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)



TELEPHONE: 01604 686216 MOBILE: 07973 265378


VADERSTAD Carrier 650, 2004, steel packer, very good condition, barn stored, serviced & ready for work. £12,250. T Wadland Tel 07970 291105 (Northants)

COUSINS subsoiler frame, depth wheels, crumbler, 3.2m. Offers. R Chrystal Tel 07809 056222 (Suffolk)

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Refurbished Kuhn Power Harrow & Accord Seed Drill Specialists

Recon 3m power harrows from £6,250

Recon 4m power harrows from £7,500

Quick fit 2! Blade Holder Conversion Kit

Recon 3m DA drills c/w Suffolks 3m from £6,250 4m from £6,950

to suit most models of Kuhn


Tractor wheel track eradicators to suit Kuhn Maschio KRM from £135/leg

Recon 3.5m power harrows £6,750 Maxi Packer roller kits, flexicoils and tyre packers ex stock

Giant Packer roller kits to suit Spaldings & Shakaerators from £1,950 Vertical folding markers to suit Kuhn, Maschio, etc £875 pre emerge kits from £625 3m recon Kuhn Accord combis from £12,250 4m recon Kuhn Accord combis from £13,950

62 tonnes of genuine Kuhn tines sold last year! Genuine Kuhn tines 2b

olt fix .............. ........ £8.75 Q fit 2 .............. ............ £8.75 Q fit 3 .............. .......... £15.25 Non genuine Q fit 1 tines (e ach) ... £12.00 Non genuine tu ngsten quick fit tines ........... £29.50

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• All New Bearings and Seals in the Trough and Gearbox • Blade Holders All New are fitted • New Genuine Kuhn Tines fitted • New Packer Roller Kit fitted • Shot Blasted, Repainted and New Stickers • New PTO and Guards fitted as standard • Models of Power Harrows used: HR3001, HR3002, HR3003, HR4001, HR4002, HR4003 and HR4004 • Front or Rear Levelling Board as standard • Cam Clutch new fitted on all machines • Wheel Track Eradicators are available as an optional extra

All Seed Drills Totally Refurbished:

• New Main Frame with Extra Strength • New Coulters and Pivot Bushes • New Metering Device • Vertical Folding Markers Power Harrow mounted • New Disc Marker Pivots and Discs • All New Hoses and Hopper Cover • New Hopper Extension and Double Step • Tramliner c/w 2 or 4 Shut Offs and Low Level Sensor • All Shot Blasted, Repainted and New Stickers • S-Type Following Harrow Standard on complete combinations • 2 Rows of Coulters as standard – 3 rows optional extra • Pre Emergence Markers available as an extra – £625 • Hydraulic Coulter Lift – £695


Refurbished Combinations 4m – from £13,950 3m – from £12,250 Kuhn 3001 3002 3003 Power Harrow:

• New Maxi Packer Roller & Clod Board • Accord 3m DA Seed Drill c/w Tramliner • 2 row Suffolk Coulters • Vertical Folding Markers fitted on harrow • Hopper Extension • Step and S-Harrow

Kuhn 4001 4002 4003 Power Harrow:

• New Maxi Packer Roller & Clod Board • Accord 4M DA Seed Drill c/w Tramliner • 2 row Suffolk Coulters • Vertical Folding Markers fitted on Harrow • Hopper Extension • Step and S-Harrow

12 Months Warranty on our combis

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Ex-DEMO Performer 4000 1NLY

• 510mm Notched discs • HD-Liner 700mm rear roller • 80mm Carbide points • Hyd brakes, lights, • 3mtr transport width


RRP £72,636 2018 STOCK - EX-DEMO





Ex-DEMO Cultimer L4000 2NLY

• 510mm Notched discs • T-Liner 600mm rear roller • Carbide points/wings • Hyd brakes, lights, • 2.82mtr transport width


Ex-DEMO 2019 ProLander 6000 1


RRP £34,815 2018 STOCK - EX-DEMO



Ex-DEMO Optimer XL5000 1NLY

• 620mm Notched discs • 600mm Double U Roller • Following harrow • 2.55mtr transport width, • Lights + hyd brakes


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31056524 • 60mm Straight tine • 180mm Goosefoot share • Double U Roller 600mm • Front levelling board • Hyd depth adjustment via drawbar • 2.83mtr transport width • Hyd brakes and road lights

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HUNTS 24' triple Cambridge ring rolls. £750+VAT. N Smith Tel 07906 265897/01440 702416 (Suffolk)


07748 004794 01245 442224

CLAYDON Furrow Cracker, brackets to suit KV LO85/300 6 furrow plough. £900. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)

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£11,000 ono Dalbo Culti-Lift 800 Springtine Harrow 2013, 8m mounted with front levelling boards & rear crumbler roller. Great for spring cereals/maize/sugar beet seedbed prep. All offers considered.

07887 714430 (Norfolk)


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/year). £7,500+VAT. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex)

COUSINS 5m pigtail cultivator, hydraulic folding, 4” box frame, Cat 2/3 linkage, 22 tines with all new points. £1,895+VAT. GDO Howell Tel 07903 089391 & 01728 723683(T) (Suffolk)

VÄDERSTAD Carrier L 525

SIMBA Solo 600, 6m, rear drawbar, nearly new discs, DD packer at rear, wide flotation wheels. £8,000 ono. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)

KUBOTA T720 cultivator rotovator. £200. A Gregory Tel 07904 938906 (Essex)

MASCHIO New power harrows New rotary cultivators New flail mowers New spare parts Direct from an importer

RABEWERK 4m power harrow, sold as spares or repairs, seals have gone on a few rotors & between gearbox & tray, very good packer & tines with rear PTO & drill mounting brackets. £850+VAT. W Haag Tel 07850 729098 (Suffolk)

TR Smith Ltd

01362 668286 FLATLIFT subsoiler legs (3), c/w wearing parts. £100 each no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire) FIVE-TINE buster. £150. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire) HEAVY cultivator chisel plough, 6m, large depth wheels. POA. R Baker Tel 07801 557640/01953 850238 (Norfolk)

MILES mole plough, very good condition, recent ram & tyres, wide skid plate for vertical stability & pitch adjustment for leg. £2,150+VAT. W Haag Tel 07850 729098 (Suffolk)

2015 Sumo Mixidisc 4, one farmer owner from new, selling due to change in practice, always barn stored & in excellent condition. W Wilson Tel 01666 577285/07768 471280 (Wiltshire)

SIMBA Subsoiler 5 leg, 4.5m, solid machine, c/w additional parts including legs, several feet, sheer bolts & roll pins. A RanbyGorwood Tel 07519 460222 (Lincolnshire)

£27,995 2014, c/w Crossboard, 510mm TrueCut discs, a nice example


MASCHIO DM 3000 packer roller, new quick change tines, little use. £5,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

COMPACT tractor rotovator (Blec Blecavator), new blades. £950+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

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SPALDINGS Javelin pigtail tine cultivator with wings, 15' wide. N Richards Tel 07802 721305 (Buckinghamshire)

COUSINS 3m Patriot, 2015, 2 rows of scalloped discs with hyd depth control, excellent condition, 5 new legs last year. £9,400. R Williamson Tel 07748 184463 (Suffolk)

RUBBER packer, 4m, c/w scrapers. £700 ono. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)

PROFORGE 4m discs, packer roller, cutaway discs, rear lights & indicators, little used, genuine reason for sale. A Hodgson Tel 07748 152324 (Lincolnshire) HYDRAULIC horizontal folding, 8.3m, 21” rims, tidy. D Harrison Tel 07771 514747 (Cambridgeshire)

VADERSTAD Topdown 400, 2019 model, hydraulic folding, double rear press, done very little work, excellent condition. £46,000. J Bird Tel 07973 346801/0116 259 6819 (Leicestershire) GUTTLER 3m Simplex front press, c/w 3 rows of front spring tines, good condition. £3,450+VAT. R Moseley 07976 794383 (Shropshire)

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Andy Guest LEMKEN Zirkon 10/600 6m power harrow, 2006, excellent condition, tines 50%. £10,500. R Chrystal Tel 07809 056222 (Suffolk)

KONGSKILDE 7m Germinator, would easily cut down to 5m. £1,000+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)


2009, 3.5m, 5 leg, toothed packer, sound condition More photos and full spec at

KUHN/LELY 8m power harrow, good tines, toothed packer. £4,500 ono. S Bartle Tel 07884 238552 (Nottinghamshire)



KUHN 6m HR 6003 power harrow, c/w Maxipacker, clod boards, 2 sets of wheel eradicators, 2017 machine, but unused. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

TWB 3 leg subsoiler, 2010, 3m, c/w 4 shallow removable legs, rear toothed packer, very good condition, very little use. £5,250+VAT. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)




MICHAEL Moores 4m folding press, nearly new cast iron rings, rigid tines, c/w new Bourgault points, good condition. £5,000. H Bankes Price Tel 07789 162871/01507 578457 (Lincolnshire) LEMKEN press arm, last fitted to Lemken Euro 8. £425+VAT ono. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)

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KUBOTA 4150L loader BF900-SL, c/w 5’ bucket & grapple. £2,200. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)


DAL-BO Cultilift 600 cultivator, front levelling boards, hydraulic folding, 4 rows of spring tines, good condition, ready for work. £7,000. G Catling Tel 07748 827519/01728 628303 (Suffolk) FLAT roll 3t concrete filled. £1,250. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

TIMAG 4m Drillmate, wheel eradicator tines, 2 rows spring tines (some missing). packer roller. £895+VAT ono. J Brook Tel 07957 846865 (Lincolnshire)



SPRING tined harrow, 9'6", 29 tines. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282/07895 095615 (East Yorkshire)

RANSOMES C79 drag. 10'6", 13 tines. £150+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282/07895 095615 (East Yorkshire)

TRIPLE gang Cambridge rollers, hydraulic folding, 10’ wide each, mainly good condition, but needs 5 rings replacing £1,750 no VAT. R Hall Tel 07807 886315 (Staffordshire)

FRONT weight box, fits 3 point linkage, holds plenty of spares, approximately 1800kg. £1,000+VAT. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk) JOHN Deere 110kg front weight carrier block. £100. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk) JOHN Deere front weight carrier block, from 3050. £80. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)

2014, 1200hrs only! Dyna 6 Exclusive, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle & cab susp, 4 spools, Eco PTO, Data 4, guidance ready, 650/65/42 & 540/65/30 tyres @70% good


01691 791460

JOHN Deere 2130 2wd, clutch has stopped working (so you're off with no stopping you!) & in a general rough condition, engine runs sweetly with good strong hydraulics, OPU cab & on old tyres but all holding air, a good 'project'! N Finbow Tel 07825 925580/01728 602115 (Suffolk)

KVERNELAND TLD 6.1m Triple K type spring tine, 2011, 5 rows of tines, hydraulic levelling boards, following harrow, rear crumbler roller, lights, very good condition. £8,500. N How Tel 07714 240064 (Northants)

PAIR of 25" tracks to fit JD RT, 1 good, 1 damaged, no reasonable offer refused. J Baxter Tel 07770 860422 (Leicestershire)

2010 Kuhn 4m power harrow, owned from new, hardly used. £7,750+VAT ono. J Oliver Tel 07787 940050 (Nottinghamshire)

SET of front weights, on a frame, for front or rear hitch, 650kg+ approx weight, ex Massey Ferguson. £450. K Reeve Tel 07768 632810 (Norfolk)

JOHN Deere 3036E compact tractor, hydro transmission, 4wd, c/w front bucket, 2016, diesel engine, used condition, 443hrs. A Parker Tel 07441 458851 (Hampshire)


SIMBA DTX350 6 leg subsoiler 2 rows of discs, DD light roller. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

CASE IH 795XL 2wd, owned from new, on arable fen farm near Peterborough, previously used for sugar beet drilling, now surplus to requirement, good original condition, mechanically sound. £6,250+VAT. More pictures/info available on request. M Fisher Tel 07966 207521 (Cambridgeshire)

KUBOTA M7040 compact tractor, 2010, 760 genuine hrs from new, double acting hydraulic spools, 4wd, high, low & creeper range, air con, radio, good turf tyres, front mounted rams. I Rodriguez Tel 07451 230586 (Cambridgeshire) STEINBAUER John Deere 6150R chip. £500. D Harrison Tel 07771 514747 (Cambridgeshire) LYNX front linkage & PTO for John Deere 6410 to 6430, good condition. D Harrison Tel 07771 514747 (Cambridgeshire)

MF 6714S

2019, 1000hrs, Dyna 6, 50kph, air brakes, front axle & cab suspension, 3 spools, weights, 540/65/38 & 440/65/28 tyres brand new as been on rowcrops from new


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MBTRAC 1000, 1986, approx 3900hrs, one owner driver from new, in good condition, stored under cover from new, original tyres, front & rear 3 point linkage & PTO, POA; also available tip tank, 4 row crop wheels, 2 terra tyres, 4 dual wheels. R Smith Tel 01400 281554 (Lincolnshire)

CARBON filter kit for John Deere 6620, 2 external & 2 internal cab filters, always swapped out for cultivation work, regularly blown out during the spraying season. £75+carriage. A Wells Tel 07879 885379 (Lincolnshire)

RENAULT Ares 862 RZ, 40k gearbox, 18 forward/8 rev powershift gears, Creeperbox 17 forward/8 rev powershift gears, f/ axle suspension, cab suspension, push back hitch, no oil leaks, new starter motor, air brakes. £17,500+VAT. J Moody Tel 07767 673493 (Derbyshire) JOHN Deere 6430, AP 50k, 09 reg, 8028hrs, phone for more details, a very good tractor. K Reeve Tel 07768 632810 (Norfolk)

CHALLENGER 755E, 2015, 3583hrs, engine hours at 2383 (new engine fitted at 1200hrs), 30" tracks, 16 Idler weights (57kg), Cat 4/3 linkage, deluxe cab, leather seat. E LawtonBradshaw Tel 07739 714883 (Suffolk)


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JOHN Deere front weights, 50kg leaf weight set. £500. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)

JOHN Deere 5055E, 2016, only 120hrs worked, superb condition, 4wd, 12 speed, quiet cab, two sets of wheels, turf & unused ag wheels. £25,000 ono. D Murrell Tel 07850 724139 (Norfolk)

CLAAS Scorpion 9040, 2010, 6800hrs, JCB headstock, hyd rear hitch, vgc, Michelin BibLoad tyres 90%, available March. £33,000+VAT ono. P Maddever Tel 07778 156663 (Suffolk) FORD 6610 with Super 2 cab, D reg, 4wd, 8000hrs, 16-9-34 Goodyear tyres, good condition. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcestershire) JOHN Deere 2040 AP cab, works OK. £1,850. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) FRONT weight, 3pt linkage, approx 650kg, c/w tool box. £500. G Meadows Tel 07951 111182/01728 660577 (Suffolk)

JOHN Deere 6630 Premium, 2010, PQ, 40K does 45K, FL/ PTO, rear tyres 70%, front 10%, 5364hrs, good condition. £35,500+VAT ono. A Griffiths Tel 01743 791263 (Shropshire)

MASSEY Ferguson 3125, K reg 1992, in very tidy condition, showing 8500hrs approx, 40k box, V5 present, for more information please ring. £11,500+VAT ovno. J Woodward Tel 01455 221112/07960 866025/07930 548933 (Leicestershire)

MASSEY Ferguson 4709, 2020, powershuttle with Quicke loader, low hrs, manufacturers warranty remaining. £43,500+VAT. M Hodgetts Tel 07946 146395 (Worcestershire)

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2014, 4014 Hrs, 220 HP Speed: 40Km/h 36m Booms

2006, 11880 Hrs, 320 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 30

2015, 8279 Hrs, 380 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 50

2015, 7064 Hrs, 439 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 90

2015, 5638 Hrs, 439 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 90

2015, 3279 Hrs, 420 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 30



1500 1000

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2017, 623 Hrs, 650 HP Tyres: 710/70R38 (95%) 600/65R28 (95%)

2017, 2970 Hrs, 170 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (65%) 650/65R38 (75%)

2016, 4674 Hrs, 250 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (70%) 650/65R42 (70%)

2013, 6073 Hrs, 280 HP Tyres: 710/70R30 (60%) 800/70R38 (70%)

2017, 3522 Hrs, 290 HP Tyres: 600/70R30 (60%) 710/70R42 (70%)


2020, 620 Hrs, 425 HP Tyres: 650/60R38 (90%) 750/70R44 (90%)






MF 1532H

MF 7715

MF 7720

MF 7720 S

MF 8730 S

MF 8740 S







32 HP Tyres: 26 X 12.00-12 Turf 13.6-16 Turf

2017, 3109 Hrs, 160 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (80%) 580/70R38 (90%)


2016, 6029 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (95%) 650/65R42 (95%)

2019, 1016 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 WA (95%) 650/65R42 WS (95%)


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2017, 2020 Hrs, 320 HP Tyres: 600/70R28 (80%) 650/85R38 (90%)




2015, 1395 Hrs, 400 HP Tyres: 600/70R30 (80%) 800/70R38 (90%)




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MERLO TF38.10CS-140















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£15,990.00 (NO VAT)


2018, 350 Hrs, 140 HP Tyres: 480/65R28 (95%) 600/65R38 (95%)

Year: 2015, 2000 Hrs MF/BobCat brackets Tyres: 400/70R24 65%

2018 (18) 3.2 Wildtrak Auto Double Cab 21,990 Miles

2014, 3869 Hrs, 165 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (95%) 580/70R38 (95%)

Year: 2016 Tyres: 460/70R24 100% 2704 Hrs

2016 (66) 2.2 XLT Manual Double Cab 40,150 Miles

2017, 1288 Hrs, 180 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (95%) 650/65R38 (95%)

Year: 2018, 143 HP M-Vario Hydro CVT Transmission

2016 (66) 2.4 Barbarian Auto Double Cab 23,041 Miles

2017, 1565 Hrs, 180 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (75%) 650/65R38 (80%)

Year: 2012, 50% Tyres 3.2 Ton Lift, 6m Reach, 40 Kph

2017 (17) 2.3 Tekna Manual Double Cab 22,563 Miles

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2019, 1389 Hrs, 185 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (85%) 650/65R38 (90%)

Year: 2017, 140 HP 3193 Hrs, Hydrostatic Transmission

2015 (15) 2.5 Tekna Manual Double Cab 15,331 Miles

2017, 600 Hrs, 260 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (90%) 650/75R38 (90%)

Year: 2014 AG Premium 140+ 500/70R24

2016 (66) 2.1 EX Auto Double Cab 46,237 Miles

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

INDESPENSION FLAT BED TRAILER 2016, 16’ x 6’4”, 2700kg gross, twin axle, ramps, ball hitch

JCB 6’ DUMPER 2018, 6t cab dumper, 658hrs, forward facing camera, orange & green beacon, road regd, 75% tyres, next service due 1000hs POA

ATLAS COPCO COMPRESSOR/GENERATOR 2017 384hrs, 140CFM, 110 volt generator, 3 air outlets, 3x110 volt sockets, Kubota engine, £1,950 fast tow, lights £7,500

VOLVO ECR25D MINI EXCAVATOR 2018, 1274hrs, 2475kg, hammer lines, twin speed tracking, auto idle, blade, orange & green beacons, hitch & 4 buckets, 75% tracks POA

THWAITES 1T DUMPER 2019, 303hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, orange & green beacon, shuttle forward reverse £12,500

AMMANN RAMMAX 1585-M1 SHEEP FOOT PRG FLAT BED TRAILER TRENCH ROLLER 2016, 12’ x 5’9”, 3500kg gross, twin axle, 2014, 259hrs, twin speed, remote control, rear stands, ramps, ball hitch Hatz diesel engine, 65cm width £6,000 £1,950 76227


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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


2017, MF4709 ES Power shuttle, Pick Up Hitch, Air con, 440/65R24 & 540/65R34, Very Good Condition. 800 Hours

Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

Ref: 21015157


2015, MT765E Stealth Livery, 30” Tracks, Comfort Pack, Topcon Autoguide (Hp), Excellent Condition 2510 Hours

Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

Ref: 41014864


2008, 100 SERIES 100 Series 4+1 Furrow Plough C/W Skimmers & Rear Disc

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Ref: 61014835


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


2014, MF7626 D6 EX 600/65R28 & 710/70R38, 1 x 250kg wheel weight each side Very Good Condition 4546 Hours

Adam Clubley: 07771 843080

Ref: 31015677


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 1700 Hours

Adam Clubley: 07771 843080

Ref: 31014568


SOLITAIR 9 Used Lemken Solitair 9 5M Trailed Machine

Max Pinney: 07795 128281

Ref: 21016186


2014, MF7618 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


2016, FT724 S4 Varioguide RTK Guidance, 710/70R38 & 600/60R28, 3 Point Air Cab Susp, Climate Ctrl, 4 Spools, 1 Front Spool. 150l/min Pump, Super Cmft Evo Seat 5000 Hours

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Ref: 41015673


2012, RG635B 3850L Tank 500L clean water tank 30m Chafer Boom with Boom height control 10 sections Hyd Track width adjust C3000 Colour Terminal Hydrostar CVT 40 KPH Transmission 6208 Hours Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

Ref: 21013579


2012, 16T HARVESTER Larrington 16T Harvester Trailer C/w Nokian Country King 560/60R22.5 Tyres, Air Brakes, Grain Chute, Roll Over Sheet, Larrington Orange Paint

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Ref: 61016068

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2007 Claas Ares 657 ATZ a/c, Hexashift 50K, a/brakes, front susp, Trima 360 loader, fenders, 520/70x38 - 420/70x28 90%, 4552hrs ..................................... £29,500


2018 (2020 registered) Valtra A94 HiTech, power shuttle, a/brakes, fenders, 480/70x34 - 380/70x24, unused, PDI hrs only ................. £36,000


2016 John Deere 6155R Direct Drive Command Arm 50k, TLS, cab suspension, 4ESCV, front linkage & PTO, autotrac ready, Michelin 650/65R38 540/65R28, 3291hrs ................ £65,500



2009 Vaderstad RDA600S Rapid system disc, 3rd row coulter kit, staggered tyres, markers, 7871 hectares ................................................... £29,750

2018 John Deere 5115R & 603R loader Command quad 40k, TLS, 540/540E/ 1000 PTO, Firestone 16.9R34 - 13.6R24, 603R loader, euro headstock, 1398hrs ......................................£47,750


2020 John Deere 6175M c/quad eco 40k, TLS, cab susp, autotrac ready, 3SCV, a/brakes, front linkage, iTec, air seat, Mitas 20.8R42 - 16.9R30, 849hrs ....................................... £82,000

2018 John Deere 5125R & 603R loader Command quad 40k, a/s, a/c, 2SCV, 540/540E/1000 PTO, 16.9R34 - 13.6R24, e/headstock, hyd locking, boom susp, 3rd service, m/coupler, 1147hrs..........£49,750

2020 John Deere T670i autotrac & Harvest Smart complete, Prodrive 40k, 730 premium flow header & Zurn trolley, 620/70R26 - 800/65R32, 169/85hrs ........................................ POA

2014 Fendt 724 Vario Profi Plus 55k, 4SCV & 1 f/SCV, f/linkage, guidance receiver, f/weight, a/brakes, c/control, BKT 600/65R28 80%, Trelleborg 710/70R38 50%, 5232hrs ............................ £73,000

2015 John Deere 8360RT Autopower 42k, 7” touchscreen, 4ESCV, autotrac ready, leather trim, 30” tracks 80%, 2966hrs, one owner from new, hydro mod complete ................. £99,750


2019 John Deere S785 LED w/lights, GS4 4600 display, SF6000 receiver, autotrac activation, Active Yield, Prodrive 40k, 22.5’ fldg auger, 730PF premium flow header 427/281hrs ... POA


2004 Cousins K100XN 4.4m manual fold, cutaway discs, rear drawbar & hydraulics ......................................................£6,500

2018 Case Maxxum 145 CVX drive 50k, front & cab susp, 4SCV, a/c, a/s, p/seat, a/brakes, front weights, Mitas 20.8R38 - 16.9R28, 2493hrs ..................................... £55,500




2013 Vaderstad CRD300 Carrier drill rear packer, new system disc, new following harrow tines, new marker discs, 1925 hectares ........................... £12,750




2015 Claas 780TT APS Hybrid, v/speed rotors, 3D sieves, auto contour, 30” tracks, Xenons, CEMOS software, CEBIS mobile, 1230 vario hdr, rape kit & side knives, 2179/1495hrs .. £172,000




2019 John Deere 6155R Autoquad 50k, TLS, cab susp, Greenstar ready (not autotrac) c/control, iTec, a/brakes, Trelleborg 650/65R38 540/65R28, 883hrs................... £80,000


John Deere S690i 24” tracks 40%, 2630 display, Starfire 3000, pro drive 30kph, r/camera, 635R header, Zurn Profi extension c/w twin side knifes, 1704/1120hrs ......... £14,500


2013 Vaderstad RDA400S Rapid system disc, track eradicators, staggered tyres, markers, 251 hectares only ................................................... £43,000

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2013 Kongskilde 8x18” row Vibrocrop 1.7m frame, crop dividers ......................................................£5,500

2014 Gregoire Besson Eurotill 5.75m, Emo pack 760mm packer, auto reset tines, levelling tines ................................................... £14,000


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MARSHALL BC 25 bale trailer, 2019, ladders, strap box. £5,750. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

10 stud high speed commercial axles 4 leaf parabolic suspension air & oil brakes with load sensing 560/60/22.5 flotations, hydraulic door

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WESSEX 7' x 4' tipping trailer. £800 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambridgeshire)

3-TONNE tipping trailer, in good condition. £375 no VAT. M Banham Tel 07946 542816 (Lincolnshire) IFOR Williams cattle trailer, 12x6 wheels on the outside, good tyres, brakes & lights, tidy condition. £1,500+VAT. M Banham Tel 07946 542816 (Lincolnshire) JONES 10t grain trailer, hydraulic brakes & grain chute, low sided, ideal for low sheds. £3,950. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) EASTERBY ET14, hydraulic door with grain chute, sprung axles with super singles, hydraulic brakes & sprung drawbar. £6,950. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) HOOK-LIFT trailer, ex lorry conversion, tandem axle on super singles, air & hydraulic brakes, average condition, £3,950+VAT. G Hitchcock Tel 07850 608249 (Suffolk)


ARTIC trailer, 22', c/w dolly, on Super Singles. £750+VAT ono. A Whitehead Tel 077715 07279 (Norfolk)

INDESPENSION general purpose trailer, with sides & ramp, 14' x 6'7". £2,000+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

AGRIWELD transport box, MF colours, 2017, very good condition & c/w flashing lights, weighs 160kg, genuine buyers only please. £900+VAT. A Graham Tel 07921101598 (Hampshire) FORD tractor weights, 3 point frame. £500. M Plant Tel 07715 020528 (Cambridgeshire) QUICKE Trima 1620 tractor loader, c/w Euro hitch & 3rd service spool valves to fit cable controls brackets, to fit International tractor range, quick release loader. £1,500. M Plant Tel 07715 020528/07597 402772 (Cambridgeshire)

BAILEY 16t Beeteaper, 2004, very good condition, on commercial axles & 445 tyres, air & oil brakes, front & rear mudflaps & mudguards, sprung drawbar, hydraulic back door, rear beacon & lights, all in working order. £9,000+VAT. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Nottinghamshire) BAILEY 20t trailer, low loader. R Wright Tel 07768 954466 (Lincolnshire) TAUTLINER trailer, 40', c/w dolly, vgc. R Wright Tel 07768 954466 (Lincolnshire)

STAS walking floor trailer, 2013 MOT April 21, electric sheet, good tyres, alloy wheels. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire) BIG Ag hook loader 15-19 trailer, 2008, one owner from new, good condition. £10,500 ono. G Ross Tel 07850 258934 (Essex) 12-TON 5th wheel low loader, steel floor, dolly to suit also available, suite D4, etc. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincolnshire) CURTAINSIDER articulated trailer, 40', super single wheels, 5th wheel, lightly used. £850. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)

REAR tyre & 2 front tyres, all on rims, 13x24, 6 stud, all blown up. Free to collector. F Danecker Tel 07885 491340/01494 758539 (Buckinghamshire) THREE loader tyres, variable wear, Michelin 460/70R24. £30 each. R Maddever Tel 07786 910597 (Suffolk) USED combine tyre from Lexion 580, rear 500/85R24. £30. R Maddever Tel 07786 910597 (Suffolk) ROWCROP wheels & tyres for JD 6xxx, 300/95R52 & 270/95/R38 Kleber, very heavy duty, good tread. £2,500. R Maddever Tel 07786 910597 (Suffolk) FOUR wheels & tyres, 12-5-85/15-3, good condition. £75 each. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcestershire)

CARTWRIGHT Tautliner DD step frame trailer, 2012, c/w Moffett fittings, BPW eco axles, drum brakes, air curtain lock. £3,995+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

MERCEDES Benz ML wheels 16" (5). £250. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

TRACTOR weight, hooks to 3 point linkage, ideal for tractor or loader. £75. R Anderson Tel 01366 728583/07887 484733 (Norfolk) JOHN Deere front weight box, made by Philip Watkins, 500kg box with removable 800kg block, 2 tool boxes, attaches via front bolster block single pin, very smart. £2,000 as new. A Campbell Tel 07738 955496 (Cambridgeshire)


TAPERED grain trailer body with weigh frame, no weigh cell, 4t capacity. £100. N Richards Tel 07802 721305 (Buckinghamshire) 8-TONNE tandem axle corn trailer. £400. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire)

IFOR Williams trailer DP120 S3-14 plus sump, 14' tri-axle fitted with aluminium sheep decks & partition gates, in very good condition, serviced, kept clean & corrosion free. £4,850+VAT. J Sessford Tel 07831 412016 (Warwickshire)

IFOR Williams DP120 livestock trailer, c/w 15" sides, bale ladders, partition gate, one owner, 1990, vgc. £2,000+VAT. I Senior Tel 07887 543683/01494 482228 (Buckinghamshire)


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JOHN Deere 6920 with JD 661 loader, 9949hrs, October 2005 (55 plate), 50kph Autoquad gearbox, 3 spools, air brakes, A/C, sunroof, air seat, TLS & cab suspension, 2 owners, BKT tyres: rear 580/70R38 50%, front 480/70R28 30%. F Hosford Tel 07733 778773 (Dorset)


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FLAT trailer, 20’, very good timber floor, ideal for straw/ seed/fert, plated to carry 16t, hydraulic brakes, good condition. £1,250+VAT. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)

IFOR Williams car trailer, like new, 6'8" x 4'5". £900 ono. J Kiddy Tel 07860 452972 (Cambridgeshire)

BAILEY 12t grain trailer, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute, front window, r/o sheet, on small farm since new, very well looked after, excellent condition. G Catling Tel 07748 827519/01728 628303 (Suffolk)

WIDE tyres/wheels, 800x65x32 on JD 7810 sliding axle centres, tyres 40%. £750+VAT. N Ridley Tel 07802 695311/01233 770435 (Kent) MICHELIN tyres, rears 710/60/42 25% & fronts 600/60/30 20%. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire) TYRES & rims (4), hockey stick pattern, 700x50x26.5. £500 each. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) GOODYEAR 13.6x28 tubeless or tubed rear tyre, DT710 radial, new old stock. £150. H Epton Tel 07831 452602/01205 480935 (Lincolnshire) PAIR 13.6x36 rear tractor Supreme TR135 8 ply radials, new old stock. £500. H Epton Tel 07831 452602/01205 480935 (Lincolnshire) TWO Kenda supa turf 23×10.512 tyres on 4 stud wheels, only used once. £60. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)

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KRM fertiliser spreader D2 Trend, good condition .........................£1,500 + VAT Amazone ZA-M 1500 fertiliser spreader ............................................£1,900 + VAT Amazone ZA-M 1500 fertiliser spreader 2006 .................................£2,500 + VAT NEW Vicon VS330H mini vari spreader ..............................................£1,995 + VAT NEW Grain Bucket, large...........................................................................£1,975 + VAT EX DEMO Muck Fork and Grab .............................................................£3,250 + VAT

Caterpillar Challenger 65 rear linkage & PTO, nice original condition

Fordson Standard tractor early restoration, nice condition

Massey Ferguson 135 2wd original condition, runs well, wide back tyres

Claas Dominator 118SL combine chopper, very straight, hydro

Ifor Williams 14’ trailer c/w sides, as new condition 3.5t

Nene combine trailer air brakes/susp, tidy but needs some TLC

NEW EX STOCK:Krone R320V mower conditioner retail £17,945 .......................... £12,500 + VAT Krone R280 mower easy cut retail £10,905 .......................................£8,191 + VAT Krone KW5.52/4x7 tedder retail £8,765..............................................£6,500 + VAT



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PAIR of 18.4R38 Goodyear tyres, 95% tread, c/w tubes. £500+VAT. O Sadler Tel 07803 281030 (Essex) PAIR flotation tyres, Nokian 500/5515.5, ribbed tread, bolt in centres, will fit tractor or combine, stored inside. £300+VAT. J Crowder Tel 01427 787456/07711 955842 (Lincolnshire) ROWCROP wheels ex John Deere, front 270/95-R32 (11.2xR32), rear 340/85-R48 (13.6xR48). £900. K Reeve Tel 07768 632810 (Norfolk)

ALLIANCE trailer tyre, 5.60/60R22.5, vgc. £325. G Richmond Tel 01502 730387/01502 561657 (Suffolk) TELEPORTER tyre 15.5/80x24 Imp Super High Lift 16 ply tubeless, 90% tread, vgc. £195. G Richmond Tel 01502 730387/01502 561657 (Suffolk)

STARCO AS dumper tyres, pair, 295/80x15.3, tubeless, 60% tread, worth seeing. £120. G Richmond Tel 01502 730387/01502 561657 (Suffolk)

REAR tyres 13.6/28, 90% tread. £150 ono. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire) PAIR of Bettinson dual wheels, 1238, to fit Ford 66 or 6610. R Kingsley Tel 01763 287344/07989 506680 (Hertfordshire)

TAURUS 300/95R46 tyres, 70%, 8 stud, 220mm hub, 275mm PCD. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) TAURUS 12.4R46 tyres, 70%, adjustable rims, pans 8 stud, 150mm hub, 205mm PCD. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) STOCKS Dual rowcrops, 420/80R46 (14.9R46), 70%, c/w clamps. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) 28.1R26 pair of Russian radials, c/w 2 sets of adapter plates. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) PAIR of 300/95R52 Kleber rowcrops, 90% tread, HD rims & pans, hub 280mm, PCD 335mm, 10 stud. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) FRONT wheel & tyre, Ford T7235 range. new - unused, size 600/65R28 Michelin. £800. M Plant Tel 07715 020528 (Cambridgeshire)

13X38 5 star dual wheels, all free, not used for a while. Offers. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282/07895 095615 (East Yorkshire) PAIR 12.4/11.36 dual wheels, clamp tyre fittings, tyres serviceable, clamps good. F Wapples Tel 01406 330644 (Lincolnshire)

TRELLEBORG 680/55-R26.5 flotations to suit self propelled sprayers, came off RB25 Bateman. M Nichols Tel 07593 575655 (North Yorks)


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VREDESTEIN 19.0/45-17 10 ply on 6 stud rim, never been used. £80. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)

NAVE plates for fitting Terra tyres on to Claas Dominator. £20+VAT. M Hockley Tel 07976 801062 (Essex) ALLIANCE 14.9R46 tyres 70%. 8stud, 220mm hub, 275mm PCD. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) MICHELIN 230/95R36 tyres, 50%, 8 stud, 220mm hub, 275mm PCD. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

SET of 5 Super Single 8 stud wheels, ex lorry tyres. £200. E Clark Tel 07879 698807 (Norfolk)


520/85R42 & 480/70R30 rowcrops TWO New Holland wheels with tyres, 220mm centres, 275mm stud to stud, 20mm stud (8), good condition. £1,200+VAT. C Chamley Tel 07775 724141 (Essex) VREDESTIEN 15/70-18, 12ply tyres on 8 stud rims (2), never been used. £200 the pair. A Deakin Tel 07831 533296/01543 414962 (Staffordshire)

PAIR of rowcrop wheels, 8x44, 8 ply rating, 8 stud, 30% tread left, to fit Ford New Holland. £200 ono. P Starsmore Tel 07753 936466/01908 571257 (Northants)


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FOUR JCB 5 stud rims & tyres, XL Grip (special service for mining & logging), 20 ply rating, 12.00-24. £1,000+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

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FIRESTONE rear tractor tyre, 800/70-R38 80% tread, bought as a spare, now retired from arable farming so surplus to requirements. £1,095+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) OPICO pair of 16.9x38 dual wheels, 4 clamps per wheel, Kleber tyres 35%. £450. J Northen Tel 07970 070888 (Northants) 7.5X18 Firestone tyres, 50%, c/w rims, 6 stud, MF hub. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) TRELLEBORG 380/85R28 tyres, 80%, 8 stud, 220mm hub, 275mm PCD. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

SOLID centre wheel, takes 420/85R28 tyre, 8 stud to suit MF 50B or similar. T Hastings Tel 07702 325495 (Norfolk) PAIR of rowcrop wheels, 8.3-36, Massey Ferguson centres. £200. J Rice Tel 07759 650475 (Suffolk)


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RUSSELL 90 elevator, serviced & painted ready to go, c/w 4' extension, very cheap. £700. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire) TOMLIN Pelican veg planter, 12x12' rows or 10x24" rows, c/w low loader trailer. R Wright Tel 07768 954466 (Lincolnshire) LODGEWAY onion topper. £300. A Gott Tel 01353 860884 (Cambridgeshire) THREE vegetable planting ridgers. £20. S Mackman Tel 01406 330769 (Lincolnshire)

VEHICLES GRASS wheels & tyres, 90% tread. £200 ono. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire) STOCKS Duals 520/85R38, tyres Mitas RD01 100%, c/w clamps. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire) 12.4R52 Kleber Rowcrops tyres, 40%, 8 stud, PCD 205mm, hub 150mm; 12.4R36 Kleber rowcrops tyres, 70%, 10 stud, PCD 280mm, hub 335mm. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

TRELLEBORG TM 700 high speed (65kph), four 480/70-R30, no cuts or repairs, with approximately 25mm of tread. £400+VAT. W Haag Tel 07850 729098 (Suffolk)

LAND Rover Series 3 88" station wagon, white, petrol, running order, needs attention to brakes & new back cross member. £3,500. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire) MITSUBISHI L200, 03 reg, for spares. A McIntosh Tel 01793 710286 (Wiltshire) 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 (Staffordshire)

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Cat D6C 82A direct drive, direct start, 1967

Shire 320 4wd, 20hp, 2005, compact tractor

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Hyundai Robex 60CR-9 2015 2764hrs new tracks

Farmhand 8 bale fork

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Fendt 1290N (2017), 11,300 bales, st/axle, waffle plates Krone 1290 baler (2015), 55,000 bales Vicon RV2160 round baler, very tidy

Bobcat E80 2013 4333hrs

JCB 533-105 2012 2230hrs just come in

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Pottinger 6m Terrasem drill, ex demo Vicon PO-EDW weightcell, vgo Vicon RO–EDW extension hopper Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader extension hopper KNIGHT M-PRESS 4m, 2010, hyd fold, lower linkage d/ bar, single gang f/discs, quick fit points, double gang, exc cond £9,500

HORSCH JOKER 3 CT 2017, steel disc packer, mono TG bar, LD point, hyd depth adjustment, 5 acres from new £16,250

HORSCH TILLAGE TINE TERRANO 2018, 3m FX steel disc packer, Terragrip tine, spr/loaded level discs, Mulchmix wings & points, demo cond £13,500

Cousins 9.3m Sidewinder rolls John Deere 590 baler

AS Marston 16t trailer Richard Western 14t trailer – sprung drawbar & axles, roll over sheet, super single tyres




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MCCONNEL/TWOSE BATWING MOWER 4.6m cut, 6 wheels, 3 rotors with blades on each rotor, excellent condition £10,750

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Fella TFS 60 tidy Pottinger 6m Terrasem drill, ex demo

JCB FASTRAC 4220 4WS 19 plate, 550hrs, f/linkage, f/PTO c/w hyd svcs, GPS ready, immaculate, remainder of 5yr/4000hr JCB Premier cover £114,950

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 Fendt 1290N baler

KONGSKLIDE 4M GERMINATOR good condition, creating a fine level seedbed

CLAAS ROLLANT 350 ROUND BALER excellent condition

KUHN HAY BOB good condition

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CLAAS XERION 3800 £69,000 2011, 50kph, 380hp, 5200 engine hrs CT1717

CLAAS AXION 850 £36,500 2010, 50kph, 268hp, 7498 engine hrs CT1918

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

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

CLAAS SCORPION 7055 £53,000 2018, 4500 engine hours, 19.5R24 fronts, 19.5R24 rear CL3168

CLAAS AXION 830 CIS+ £86,500 2018, 50kph, 3125 engine hrs

CLAAS ARION 620 £43,000 2015 40kph, 158hp, 3000 engine hrs


CLAAS AXION 920 £72,000 2014 6.50kph, 325hp, 5950 engine hrs CT1879


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

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £155,000 2014, 10.5m Vario, 2245 engine hours, 1413 drum hrs CL3282

CLAAS LEXION 570+ TT £79,000 2008 7.5m Vario, 2908 engine hrs, 1948 drum hrs CL2897

CLAAS LEXION 780 TT PRO POA 2015, 12m Vario, 1883 engine hrs, 1404 drum hrs CL3298

CLAAS LEXION 470 £49,000 2003, 7.5m Vario, 2350 engine hrs, 1650 drum hrs CL3338

CLAAS LEXION 760 £116,000 2012, 10.5m Vario, 2682 engine, 1949 drum hrs CL3360

CLAAS LEXION 420 £39,500 1997, 5.4m standard cutterbar, 2978 engine hrs, 2471 drum hrs CL3369

CLAAS LEXION 670 M £105,000 2012, 7.5m Vario, 2450 engine hrs, 1700 drum hrs CL3139

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT PRO POA 2015, 12.30m Vario, 1800 engine hrs, 1500 drum hrs CL3326

CLAAS LEXION 770 TERRA TRAC POA 2018, 10.8m Vario, 885 engine hrs, 500/85R30 rears CL3287

NEW HOLLAND CR9080 £80,000 2008, 9m standard cutterbar, 2600 engine hrs, 2100 drum hrs NH0334

NEW HOLLAND CR960 £46,000 2004, 24m auto contour, 3032 engine hrs, 2305 drum hrs NH0335

NEW HOLLAND CR9090 £120,000 2014, 12.5m NH varifeed cutterbar, 2055 engine hrs, 1579 drum hrs NH0336

WARWICK WB18FM 2017 18t high speed

STEWART GX16-21S 2019 16t ex hire

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VADERSTAD RAPID 800A £32,000 2012, 8m drill



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KUHN HR 6004 2014, 6m

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HORSCH PRONTO 6AS 2014, 6m drill

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QUALITY USED : VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW MORE! New Holland T6.140, 2015,1950 Hours, 16x16, cab suspension, 3 aux valves, air seat, air con,hi vis, fitted with MX T410 loader on Euros, self leveling,soft ride & mach coupler. Very tidy tractor. Ex Demo New Holland T7.315 HD, 69 Plate, 50kph AutoCommand, 1250 hours, 200amp alternator, 20 spline, ABS Socket, VRS & AGR, Bar Axle, 210 Pump, ISO PB, Joystick, 2xMMV, Auto Stabilisers, Hyd Top Link, F/Link and Couplers, Ext Air Line, Climate, Cab Pack 2, Front Management, High Vis Roof, 20 LED, Elec Mirrors, BluePower, 710/75R42 650/60R34, Mich. 0% Finance New Holland T7.315 HD, 50kph, 2019, approx 1333 hours, Guidance complete - FULL AG NAV GPS L3-450-470MH, z710/70 R42 and 600/70 R30, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.315 HD, 2017, 50kph, 2300 hours, Air brakes, Auto Command, 650/85R38, 60/70R30 Full suspension, 4 spools, Electric mirrors New Holland T7.270 Auto Command, 2018 68 Plate, 1700 hours, 50kph Eco, Front Linkage and PTO with Joystick and 2xMMV, 650/65R42 540/65R30 Michelin, AGR. 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.260 Power Command Classic, 50 KPH, 2020, 1451 Hours, Exhaust Brake, Bar Axle, Radar, Dual Life Extended Brakes, Cesar Security, Bluetooth Radio, 540E/1000 PTO, High Mount Headlamps, AGR, Intelliview iv Touchscreen, Beacon, Front Linkage and PTO, Advanced Telematics, Full AG Nav GPS L3 450-470MHz, 120L Pump, 8 LED’s, 650/65R42 540/65R30 No Brand, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.270 Auto Command, 2018, 2200 hours, 50 kph, Bar Axle, Power Beyond, Joystick, 2xMMV, 5 Elec Remotes. F/L & PTO + Couplers, High Headlamps, 710/60R42 600/60R30 New Holland T7.245 Power Command Classic, 2020, 50kph, 1265 Hours, Exhaust Brake, Flange rear axle, 5 Remotes, Dual Life Extended Brakes, Radar, Cesar Security, Bluetooth Radio, High Mount Headlamps, Intelliview Pro Touchscreen, Beacon, Full AG Nav GPS L3- 450-470 MHz, Beacon, Front Linkage, 120L Pump, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 520/85R42 420/85R30 No Brand, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.245 Power Command Sidewinder, 2019, 50kph, 1228 Hours, Front Linkage with 2MMV, 5 Remotes, New 650/65R42 540/65R30, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.230 Power Command Classic 50kph, 2018, 2300 Hours, front linkage & PTO, 2 mid mount valves, cab pack 2, hyd & electric services to front, 650/65R42 & 540/65R30 Trelleborg @ 60%. New Holland T7.260 2018, Power Command Classic, Exhaust Brake, 50kph, Customer Steer and AGR, 150L Pump, 4 Remotes, 110mm Lift Rams, Front Linkage, Cab Pack 2, High Vis Window, 12 LED’s , 650/75R38 600/65R28 New Holland T7.245 Power Command Classic, 50kph, 2020, 1054 Hours, Stage V, Exhaust Brake, Bar Axle, 4 Remotes, Front Linkage, Dual Extended Life Brakes, Cesar Security, Radar, Bluetooth Radio, 540E/1000 PTO, High Mounted Headlamps , Monitor Bracket, Beacon, Advanced telematics, 120L Pump, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 650/65R42 540/65R30 No Brand, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.210 Auto Command 50kph, 2020, 823 Hours, Exhaust Brake, 4 Remotes, 100mm Rams, Beacon, Radar, High Vis Window, Bluetooth Radio, High Mount Headlamps, Front Linkage and PTO, Telematics, Intelligent trailer braking, 8 LED’s, HTS1, Intelliview IV Touchscreen, 140L Pump, 650/65R38 540/65R28, 0% Finance and Warranty New Holland T7.210 Range Command, 2020, 1257 Hours, 50kph, Exhaust Brake,Front Linkage and PTO, 3 speed PTO, 4 Remotes, Beacon, ISOBUS Cl1 Rear Breakaway, Full AG Nav GPS L3- 450-470 MHz, Cesar security, Bluetooth Radio, High Mount Headlamps, High Visibility Roof, Intelliview iv Large Screen, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 520/85R38 420/85R28, Telematics, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.210 Range Command, 2020, 1390 Hours, 50kph, Exhaust Brake,Front Linkage and PTO, 3 speed PTO, 4 Remotes, Beacon, Full AG Nav GPS L3- 450-470 MHz, Cesar security, Bluetooth Radio, High Mount Headlamps, High Visibility Roof, Intelliview iv Large Screen, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 520/85R38 420/85R28, Telematics, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty New Holland T7.210 Range Command, 2020, 1248 Hours, 50kph, Exhaust Brake,Front Linkage and PTO, 3 speed PTO, 4 Remotes, Beacon, ISOBUS Cl1 Rear Breakaway, Full AG Nav GPS L3- 450-470 MHz, Cesar security, Bluetooth Radio, High Mount Headlamps, High Visibility Roof, Intelliview iv Large Screen, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 520/85R38 420/85R28, Telematics, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty

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New Holland T7.225 50kph Eco, 2019, Exhaust Brake, AGR,160L Pump, Joystick, 2 MMV,Power Beyond, 4 Remotes,F Links, PTO & Couplers,Cab Pack 2, HTS2, Twin Beacons,16 LEDs,Radar, 650/65R42 540/65R30 Trelle, 540 mm Fender,Rear Extensions

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DAF LF45-160-7.5t truck, tautliner curtain sides, 4x2 day cab, 7m body length, MOT April 21, 62 plate, 44780km, all good. ÂŁ5,495+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

Specialising in the restoration & supply of spare parts for Classic & Vintage Tractors FORD Ranger Wildtrack, 2016 66 reg, 40500 miles, 3.2 diesel manual gearbox, tow bar, half leather seats, excellent condition, private use only. ÂŁ15,000+VAT. J Baxter Tel 07770 860422 (Leicestershire)

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07748 004794 01245 442224 NEW Holland Clayson 1530 combine, 1st reg 01/08/1978, CVL 967T, 12' cut, regularly serviced, main threshing belt & pair of traction drive belts replaced 2019, from small acreage, available due to retirement. 2,900+VAT. H Easton Tel 07939 721273 (East Yorkshire) INTERNATIONAL 784 with Super Deluxe cab, T reg, 16-9-34 tyres, good condition. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcestershire)

STONE grinding wheel or sharpening stone, 2'x4", excellent condition, like new & you won't ďŹ nd a better one, no nicks whatsoever, also ideal as a garden feature. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

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T: 07557 977591 or 01328 838864 E: @kevinrix_norfolktractors FORD 6610 4wd, 7200hrs, in really good straight condition, original paintwork faded but not badly rusted, column H pattern gear selector, classic tractor, difďŹ cult to ďŹ nd in this condition. ÂŁ12,995 no VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

IRON cart wheel bands, various sizes, these can be used for hanging baskets. S Price Tel 07968 010981 (Pembrokeshire)

MASSEY Harris No 23 mower, made in Canada, 2 knives, gwo. ÂŁ375. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)


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THREE horse drawn mowers, one Bamlett, one Bamford & one Deering, ideal for renovation or spares. ÂŁ150 each or ÂŁ400 for all 3. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffordshire) LATE Victorian/early Edwardian stable stall, dismantled, out of a country house. ÂŁ1,000. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffordshire) HOWARD Rotadigger, 1970s tillage, also NIAE Rotadigger unique, PTO shafts sadly stolen. N Richards Tel 07802 721305 (Buckinghamshire)


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FORD County or 7000, size 18x34, 80% tread. £1,250. A Robson Tel 07967 139678 (North Yorks)

PARTS for bottom pick up hitch for Ford Dexta/2000/3000. POA. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire)

LISTER Blackstone rake, great condition, other vintage machinery available. £950. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) MIL Marquis back end loader, good order. £100. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire)

PICK up hitch for Ford 2000/3000. POA. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire)

TYRES for vintage tractor, Firestone 9x24, good tread. £150. K Reeve Tel 07768 632810 (Norfolk) VINTAGE root drill, 4 coulters, 3 point linkage mounted, barn stored, would complement a TE20 or 35 type tractor for working events, etc. C White Tel 07710 830108 (Rutland)

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Free advertising for farmers INTERNATIONAL B250, original condition, been on same farm most of its time. £2,500 ovno. M Ward Tel 01945 700541/07946 344323 (Lincolnshire)

CAST iron toolbox with hinged lid from Ransome Potato Digger, circa 1960, stored inside, very good condition with original serial number. £75+VAT. M Hockley Tel 07976 801062 (Essex)

FERGUSON TEF20 diesel, very original, in good working order, c/w roll bar, has original V5 document, reluctant sale, registration ORM 415. £2,750. K Bristow Tel 01363 772965 (Devon)

BOTTOM mounting frame for swinging clevis drawbar on Ford 7000, plus R/H link arm for Ford 7840. £30+VAT each. M Hockley Tel 07976 801062 (Essex)

MF100 Series doors, window & front piece. No sensible offer refused. O Seex Tel 01452 614001/07870 697267 (Gloucestershire)

FORD Pop, 1959, complete but needs new brake pipe, 2 door, stored under cover for last 40 years, one previous owner. Offers over £2,000. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

FORD 3600 skid unit. £1,500 ono. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire) MASSEY potato spinner. £50. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire) LISTER bale elevator, BSA engine, working when put away 20yrs ago. £150. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire)

REKORD straw chopper. £400. H Smith Tel 07947 627471 (Lincolnshire)

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DAVID Brown 10 tyne drag, comes c/w wheels & all tines, wheel height adjusters need some TLC, otherwise tidy for age, collection from Wainfleet area. £195. D Middleton Tel 07803 604937 (Lincolnshire)

McCONNEL bale slave, working order. £50. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire) BAMFORD finger bar mower, one of them needs bearing, spares or repair. £70. K Smith Tel 07940 049960/01335 330346 (Derbyshire) GESTETNER printer, 40yrs old, rollers & original cover, very rare. £500. M Andrew Tel 01780 720394 (Lincolnshire) TWO-ROW robot potato setter, barn stored. Offers considered. P Chamberlain Tel 07730 920884 (Bedfordshire)

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BASF announces changes to Board The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has appointed Dr Melanie Maas-Brunner (pictured) as a member of its Board of Executive Directors, effective from 1st February 2021. Dr Maas-Brunner has been with the firm since 1997, heading up its Nutrition and Health division since 2017. In her new role, she will also take over the role of chief technology officer from Dr Martin Brudermuller, chairman of the Board. She will assume responsibility for the three research divisions: Advanced Materials & Systems Research, Bioscience Research, and Process Research & Chemical Engineering – as well as BASF New Business. Meanwhile, Wayne T Smith will leave the Board on 31st May 2021, having been with BASF for

16 years and a member of the Board since 2012. He is currently responsible for the divisions: Monomers, Performance Materials, Petrochemicals, Intermediates, Process Research & Chemical Engineering and North America. Michael Heinz will take over Mr Smith’s responsibilities in North America after a transition period on 1st June, and will retain his responsibilities for South America. Dr Maas-Brunner will additionally take over the tasks in the divisions European Site & Verbund Management, Global Engineering Services and Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety – as well as the role of the Industrial Relations Director from Heinz on the same date. Following these changes, the Board has redistributed its responsibilities from 1st June. See for more information.

Chemical expert joins De Sangosse Dr Brett Symonds has been appointed chemistry compliance and technical manager for De Sangosse Ltd, a global leader in the manufacture of innovative pesticides, complementary chemistry and molluscicides. Dr Symonds’ role is wide and encompasses almost all chemistryrelated issues for the company in the UK and internationally. He brings significant experience and his knowledge will be integral to development of the company’s product portfolio and managing its protocols. He gained a BSc in Chemistry

from The University of Surrey in 2012 and a PhD from Reading University in 2016, where his research focused on methods to determine rainfastness of agrochemical adjuvants. Soon after, he was appointed technical advisor at Sumitomo Chemical where he worked across technical and regulatory functions to support the sale of household insecticide active ingredients across the EMEA region. He commented: “The agricultural industry is facing challenging times with loss of chemistry so I look forward to working with the team to identify areas and chemistry that we specialise in to aid and enhance current practices.”

Agricultural machinery pioneer, Helmut Claas, dies Helmut Claas, long-time managing director of the Claas Group, as well as chairman of the Supervisory Board and Shareholders’ Committee, died on 5th January at the age of 94. Described as one of agricultural engineering’s most significant businessmen, Helmut Claas was born in 1926 to parents August and Paula Claas, who managed a small agricultural machinery firm with a workforce of around 100. After graduating from school, he apprenticed as a machine fitter, then gained practical experience in metalworking firms, as well as

training in casting. After a study of agriculture in Paris, he took over planning and establishment of a Claas distributor in France, which now operates as Claas France SAS. He joined the family firm in Harsewinkel in 1958 and initially applied himself to engineering. His special focus was on developing pioneering products and mass-producing them economically. During his era, following the success of the combine harvester model Dominator, came the completely new combine harvester construction the Lexion, as well as the Jaguar forage harvester and the large tractor Xerion, which were developed under Helmut Claas.

New appointments at Opico Opico has appointed Glenn Bootman as product manager for SKY Agriculture drills and the HE-VA cultivation range in the UK; and Chris Carter (right) as technical support specialist for the SKY Agriculture brand. Glenn will use his considerable knowledge and experience of cultivation and establishment practices and, more importantly soils, to support Opico’s territory managers and dealers around the country. He will also work closely with HE-VA in Denmark and SKY in France to develop their products for farmers and contractors in the UK. Glenn will be the essential link between what happens on farm and in the manufacturing and R&D process, Opico says.

He will also continue his role as an Opico territory manager but will look after a contracted area, focused around Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Chris Carter, meanwhile, will retain his current role as technical support engineer for central England – as well as adopting his new role as technical support specialist for SKY Agriculture. Opico after sales director Angus Steven commented: “Chris has amassed considerable hands-on experience working with SKY products and will work closely with the factories, product development and our technical support team to highlight any issues and resolve any technical queries that our customers may have.”

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Kubota expands marketing and aftermarket teams there, he joined the marketing department at the Royal Agricultural University as an international recruitment officer, before making the move to a dealership. Meanwhile, new business development manager for service, Martin Tyler, has been with Kubota for seven years, formerly as field service manager. This new role will see him heading up the aftermarket service team, working closely with the dealer network resolving technical queries and warranty claims, and further developing Kubota’s front-line support through technical training. Simon Chadbone has taken up the position of business development manager for parts and joins Kubota following 25 years at the Turney Group, where he started as an apprentice technician and latterly held the position of group service manager with responsibility for agricultural and groundcare equipment. Overseeing the aftermarket parts team, Simon is responsible for working in partnership with Kubota’s dealer and distributor network to deliver competitive and costeffective solutions with original parts.

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Amazone Ltd is expanding and looking to build on their existing sales team by the appointment of a Specialist Sales Manager for Crop Establishment.

Reporting directly to the National Sales Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for growing the sales of cultivation and seeding equipment across the South, South-East, Central and Eastern Counties. Working alongside the local Territory Sales Managers and our well-established dealer network, the candidate will be involved with the training, exhibition, promotion, demonstration and installation of Amazone’s extensive range of passive soil tillage kit, both inversion and non-inversion as well as the renowned trailed & direct drills and tine seeders. The successful candidate will have a positive can-do attitude to life, be well-versed in both the arable farming and agricultural machinery sectors and have the practical knowledge of agronomical techniques in order to be able to converse with farmers, growers and agronomists about the benefit of Amazone’s 3C range. The remuneration will reflect the opportunity of working for one of Europe’s largest privately owned machinery manufacturers with a world-wide distribution network and the desire to offer the best machinery in market. To apply, please send your covering letter and CV in confidence to:


We are currently looking for a Field Sales Manager to join the team at Market Harborough. This position will be covering 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 and IT 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 including harvesting machines, tractors, tillage equipment and sprayers from CLAAS, HORSCH and STEWART to professional farmers and contractors. A sound product knowledge is required, although ongoing industry leading training at the CLAAS & HORSCH Academy together with a personal development plan will be put in place for the right candidate. If you do not have experience in a similar job role we are willing to take on a more junior/less experienced individual who can grow into the position. We offer an excellent renumeration package including a performance related incentive scheme. Contact Stephen Hiller, Branch Manager on 07710 399899 or email a covering letter and a full CV to

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Kubota (UK) Ltd has appointed Henry Myatt to join its marketing department, as product manager for the M-series tractor portfolio. It has also strengthened its aftermarket team, appointing Martin Tyler (left) and Simon Chadbone (below). Henry is responsible for the entire M-series line-up, comprising M4, M5, MG-X, M6 and M7 models spanning 66– 170hp and the R0 compact loader models. He joins Kubota from a wellrespected agricultural machinery dealership, where he spent the last four years as a precision farming specialist involved with sales and support. Since graduating at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, with a degree in business management, Henry spent time as an intern in a sales and marketing role with a tractor business. From

All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence. Deadline for completed applications is Friday 19 February 2021.

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Ernest Doe appoints new area sales manager Ernest Doe has recently welcomed a new agricultural area sales manager, Olivia Abrey, working out of the Fulbourn branch covering the western side of Cambridgeshire. Olivia grew up on a small arable family farm near Saffron Walden, Essex and has a family history in machinery sales. Agricultural qualifications include an Extended Diploma in Agriculture at Writtle College and a BSc Honours Degree in Agriculture from Harper Adams University.  In-between her studies, Olivia

worked for local farmers and contractors, undertaking both arable and livestock work. After graduating in 2019, she spent a harvest season in Western Australia operating a wide variety of machinery and travelled round New Zealand. On her return, she completed her seventh harvest back in Cambridgeshire and joined the Ernest Doe sales team in October 2020. Olivia is showing great success in her new role, so far selling New Holland, Lemken and SIP equipment. For machinery enquiries please contact or call 07860 357911.

New UK-based sales manager for Grass Technology Rob Jones has joined marketleading Irish zero grazer manufacturer and slurry equipment specialists, Grass Technology as sales manager for the UK South. His main role will be to support dairy and other farmers and contractors on the UK mainland south of Manchester. Formerly the UK territory manager for SlurryKat, and also previously at Portek, he will be working from Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.Â

The company says he is ideally placed and experienced to strengthen Grass Technology’s UK sales team for zero grazers, beetmaster, drill seeder and slurry equipment as they expand the product range. Rob commented: “I am delighted to be working with Grass Technology, recognised as Europe’s market leader for zero grazers as they expand at this important time for both UK farming and Grass Technology.â€? Rob can be contacted at: and on 07407 102406.Â

John Rhodes passes away aged 66 Jim Davidson mourned after passing away at 93

Jim Davidson, remembered by many as sales manager for ArmerSalmon in Norfolk, passed away at the age of 93 on 8th January. According to an obituary written by Jim’s friend and ex-colleague Alex Mathias, of Mathias Media, his career in sugar beet machinery started when he joined the Catchpole Engineering Company, later taken over by Ransomes Sims & Jefferies. Following a short spell at John Salmon Engineering, Jim met

Norfolk pig farmer Peter Claxton, who had recently started selling Irish Armer top-lifting sugar beet harvesters in the UK. Peter was very keen to recruit a salesman as demand for Armer harvesters was rocketing. Jim joined Armer-Salmon and enjoyed great success, staying until his retirement. ‘Always one of the first on-site at shows and demonstrations, and definitely first at the hotel bar, he was a hardworking, hard-playing and always enthusiastic man,’ Alex writes. ‘I will always remember Jim for his fantastically mischievous sense of humour. He will be greatly missed; he was everybody’s friend, and one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.’

New territory manager for ScanStone Mick Murphy has been appointed ScanStone’s territory manager for East Anglia. Backed up by the experienced and knowledgeable team at ScanStone, Mick will go forward with absolute confidence in the product range and also parts and service back up from the now well-established depot just outside Lakenheath, Suffolk, the company says. Over the past few years, ScanStone has widened its product range into the harvesting sector, having previously offered primarily springtime equipment such as bed makers, bed tillers and destoners. Now

the company is making sales in potato harvesting, including haulm toppers, purpose-built windrowers and trailed potato harvesters. Gaining a good base of agricultural knowledge early in life, Mick studied agricultural engineering at Harper Adams University, then began a career within the development department of John Deere, before moving on to area sales. ScanStone feels the appointment will cement its “already excellent� relationships with vegetable growers in East Anglia. Get in contact with Mick on 07377 877189 or mick.murphy@

Widely respected agricultural crop sprayer specialist and dealer, John Rhodes, passed away suddenly on 27th December 2020, aged 66 years. John’s spraying career started in the 1970s when he and a friend set up Spraywork, a successful agricultural spraying contract business. By the late 1980s and seeing the niche in sprayers, John became a Lantra instructor, training sprayer operators whilst setting up John Rhodes AS Ltd. Operating from modest premises near Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, John secured his first dealership with Berthoud sprayers, selling far

and wide with huge success. John’s reputation and business grew exponentially to become the successful multi-franchised and multi-faceted Worcestershire business it is today. A quiet and considered individual, John always championed and encouraged enthusiasm in the younger generation. He loved a chat and a beer, with acquaintances soon becoming lifelong friends that experienced the legendary hospitality shown by himself and his wife Penny. John’s ability to forge great and lasting relationships both inside and outside of the agricultural industry is testament to the character he was.

Maxstim appoints chief scientific officer Maxstim Limited has developed a reputation as a leader in plant biostimulant design and manufacture. Its growth is built on a robust scientific approach with an ambitious research and development programme, which has been strengthened through the appointment of Dr Colin Fleming as chief scientific officer. As a plant pathologist and a world-renowned nematologist, Colin has worked with many worldleading growers in Europe and

beyond. With over 150 publications to his name, he is recognised as one of the leading plant disease specialists in the UK. With a degree in Zoology and a PhD in Biological Sciences, Colin spent some time researching plant pathology at the University of Nebraska. More recently, he has been a principle investigator at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute and a senior lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast. Working with Defra and the EU, Colin has been instrumental in contributing to plant disease protection policies creating food security for the UK.

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About People KRM announces plans for the future

Experienced general manager joins Merlo Shaun Groom has been appointed general manager at Merlo UK Limited, having previously worked for Pottinger for 15 years, the last eight of which were spent as director and general manager. “It is a real privilege for me to be joining the established and well-respected Merlo UK team,” he comments. “As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian familyowned Merlo Group we can offer our dealers and customers a stable, dependable partnership for the long term.

“Ongoing investment in people and facilities at Merlo UK ensures we have local support available for the full range of innovative Merlo products. A fully stocked UK parts warehouse, nationwide field-based service and sales support is now further enhanced by extensive development of the offices, parts warehouse and training facilities at our Ringwood based headquarters. “We stand ready to support our dealers and customers across the nation to ensure they can operate efficiently and effectively, even during the continuing difficult times as we face the current Covid-19 pandemic.”

LAA expands team at crucial time for sector The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA) has appointed Zanna Dennis as development officer to help drive policy at a crucial juncture for the UK’s red meat sector. Zanna takes on the newlycreated position, with the remit to further develop and increase the LAA’s active role in policy negotiations and discussions with ministers, Defra, Welsh Government and other industry trade organisations, on behalf of LAA member firms and the wider

UK red meat sector. Steeped in a family heritage of auctioneers, including her father Stephen Dennis, senior auctioneer and market manager, Zanna joins LAA after a decade working at Bentham Auction Mart in North Yorkshire. She also runs her own flock of Texel X breeding ewes, bringing a diverse skill set to the role at a period of challenge and opportunity for the sector. Livestock markets have shown their value through the challenges of Covid-19, working on behalf of producers to deliver strong market trade, despite the efforts of the deadweight sector to drop prices.

Melanie Jane Gardner is the new general manager of Pottinger UK, leading the company from the 4th January, 2021. She replaces long-time general manager, Shaun Groom, who left at the start of this year. Shaun was instrumental in setting up the British sales subsidiary and has made a significant contribution to strengthening the brand, Pottinger says. In its search for a successor, the company looked for a manager who combines a willingness to change with a

high level of commitment. Melanie has been in contact with agriculture since early childhood and, as an HR professional and business development manager, she has acquired a lot of knowledge and skills in dealing with people. She knows that customer orientation is a very important ingredient in the recipe for success, Pottinger says. Melanie comments: “Pottinger stands for quality, efficiency and reliability built on a familyowned foundation of trust and commitment. I will focus with my team – as my predecessor did – on a good partnership with the dealers and my colleagues.”

Wynnstay welcomes new poultry specialist Steve Marriott has joined the team of poultry specialists at Wynnstay, bringing with him a wealth of experience in pullet rearing and breed genetics, and an extensive knowledge of the industry. His new role will include technical support on feed to provide tailored advice to customers, taking all relevant factors into account. “By getting out on customers’ farms regularly, I’ll be able to really get to know the flocks by monitoring performance

indicators such as growth, feed intake and egg weight,” he comments. “This information can be used to identify trends, and provides an early indication if anything isn’t quite right. “It can also be used to advise on strategies to enhance performance, both for current and subsequent flocks.” Steve adds that he is excited about the direction Wynnstay is taking, with a focus on becoming true partners with its customers, supporting them from the early stages when they’re first considering getting into free range egg production, right through each subsequent laying cycle.

Assured Food Standards welcomes new chair Christine Tacon CBE has been appointed chair of Assured Food Standards, which operates the Red Tractor Assurance scheme. The former Groceries Code Adjudicator took up her new role on 1st January 2021, replacing Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe, whose term ended in November. Ms Tacon started her professional career as an engineer before moving into marketing – working at organisations including Mars, Vodafone and Anchor (now Fonterra). For more than 10 years, she ran the Co-operative Group’s farming business – the largest of its kind in

the UK. In 2004, she was awarded a CBE for services to agriculture. She currently serves as chair of the BBC Rural Affairs Committee and MDS – a management training scheme for the food and fresh produce industry. She is also a director of the AF Group. Until October 2020, she was a government regulator responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice by large grocery retailers. Ms Tacon CBE comments: “With uncertainty on standards of food imported into the UK post Brexit, this is a great time to be working on British standards and ensuring they are fit for purpose for all its stakeholders.”

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Keith Rennie Machinery Ltd (KRM) has announced that one of its employees, Mike Britton, has been appointed managing director and will assume responsibility for the day-to-day running of the company. Mike (pictured on the left with Keith Rennie) started with KRM in 2002, having gained a BSC Hons in Agricultural Engineering with Marketing & Management at Harper Adams. Since then, Mike has been responsible for a sales area, so fully understands all aspects of the

company’s products and has wide experience of the requirements of both dealers and the end user. KRM was established in 1986 by Keith and Marilyn Rennie, with Roger Robinson before his retirement, and they have been at the helm since then. The company has grown to be a leading brand in the agricultural machinery market, with an initial philosophy of focusing on crop establishment products, sourced from specialist suppliers of quality equipment offering class-leading performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness, backed by first class sales and after sales support. However, the time has now come to pass the baton on. Keith and Marilyn will continue to have an interest in the company, with Keith being chairman in the new structure.

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