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

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Arable: Farmers Guide to... Regenerative Agriculture: Identify your objectives before moving to a biological system......................................................................11 Weed control in peas and beans................................................................................14 Dramatic reduction in crop damage using targeted spray technology ......16 Grassweed management: The four pillars of weed control .............................20 How big is the black-grass problem and can it ever be controlled? .............22 OSR: Best break crop for taking out black-grass? ................................................26 Return to profitable winter wheat production despite high black-grass burden .........................................................................................................30 All-rounder addition to fungicide armoury ...........................................................31

Machinery: Superb attendance and support at East Sussex grassland demo..................35 Latest model impresses potential customers .......................................................44 Celebrations for sale of 100th sprayer .....................................................................55 Productivity the focus at German press event ......................................................62 Pre-harvest machinery event is popular with customers .................................67 New combine models bring dramatic productivity upgrades .......................70 Lincolnshire dealer invests in expansion ................................................................72



Farms share advice on finding the right milking system ..................................75 UK Dairy Day set to return as live event ..................................................................76 Get on top of cattle parasites at housing this autumn ......................................84

Autumn Cultivations & Tillage-Live: Get up close to the latest crop establishment machinery and thinking .....94 Cultivation flexibility is the key to seedbed quality ..........................................102



Treating potato stores with ethylene .....................................................................115

Forestry & Hedging: Power on the land .........................................................................................................135

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With Farmers Guide editor Rachel Hicks and the team

Welcome to the September issue. It’s been a full-on few weeks for the FG team, with plenty of dealer open days, product launches and on-farm tests to attend, both in person and online. Machinery editor David Williams has Kent farmer Fred French, of been particularly busy, as you’ll see when you farm and contractor M & flick through the following pages. Starting with MF French, commemorated his daughter's Olympic gold a visit to the new Stamford depot for Irelands Farm Machinery Ltd medal win in the modern in late July, his next stop was to attend the UK press launch of the pentathlon by naming his Claas Trion harvester range, getting up close (a little too close for new Fendt Rogator sprayer comfort, perhaps!) to the combines in order to report on every after the host city. The new last detail. You can see videos of these behemoths in action over sprayer was delivered by dealer RW Crawford within on the Farmers Guide social platforms, thanks to our marketing an hour of her win. Kate is team who have also been covering many miles this month. pictured with RW Crawford Heading a little further south, David popped to the Ernest Ashford depot sales Doe Power grassland demo, and then just a week later he was manager Carl Goff (left) back with his head in a combine – this time, a John Deere X9 1100 and her father. on show at the Tuckwells demo day near Sudbury. Finally, he David Williams got ventured to Lutterworth to undertake a UK-first exclusive on-farm uncomfortably close to the JD X9 1100 combine – just test of New Holland’s newly updated T7 HD tractor, which had one of the machines on only been launched virtually to European press a few days earlier. show at the Tuckwells Of course, farmers across the UK have also been working demo day. non-stop too, making the most of the dry weather to get out in Rougham Estates, near the fields all hours possible in order to bring in the harvest. Bury St Edmunds, decided I attended an online harvest update with AHDB and some of to turn part of a field into its Monitor Farm farmers on the 4th August, at which time the a sunflower maze for the wheat and OSR harvests had only just begun – although the winter first time this year, inviting the public to navigate the barley harvest was almost complete in many areas. In fact, with the maze and pick their own weather being so catchy and heavy rain forecast for later that week, sunflowers. Look online at to some of the farmers who had been due to join the webinar had to call in direct from their combine cabs, so the update was certainly find out more. live and up-to-the-minute. The general consensus from all farmers To view a video of the involved was that yields and overall harvest area were looking far impressive Claas Trion harvester in action, and find more promising than last year. With a larger area of spring barley out if David got out of the having been grown compared to recent years, some had harvested way in time, head to our it green and were selling it on as wholecrop or foraging it and Facebook page. putting in the silo, due to the shortage of grass in many areas. David Eudall of AHDB believed at the time that the UK is

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inching towards a 15 million tonne wheat crop – desperately needed as we’re not blessed with any stock or carry-out from last harvest. Haulage problems were mentioned, with the shortage of drivers, due primarily to the ‘pingdemic’, meaning lorries are having to do ridiculously long journeys in order to move grain into the deficit areas. General expectation for the UK is there will be a comfortable but not bountiful level of supply, with an increased demand being seen particularly from livestock and ethanol plants. OSR results at the time were looking more variable, and Mr Eudall pointed out that the UK has lost around 45,000ha of planted area due to last year’s poor performance, so will have to import vast quantities of rape in order to meet domestic demand. From a gross margin point of view, Mr Eudall believes winter OSR is still one of the best crops you can grow – if you can grow it. It’s down to the risk versus reward element. There is currently a £60/t discount for 2022 OSR futures, looking at around £400/t for next November delivered into Erith. There’s no guarantee that these prices will be available, but in Mr Eudall’s opinion, we’ll see the OSR area increase for next year, although it won’t totally cover the area that was lost and will remain a deficit area in the UK for years to come. In general, harvest so far has been very stop/start, leading to frustration and the cutting of only pockets of winter wheat – much of which has not been fully ripe, and the final 30-40 per cent of the UK OSR area is still standing at the time of writing. According to AHDB figures, winter barley is yielding at an average of 6.8–7.2t/ha, with winter OSR at around 3.2–3.6t/ha. No figures are available yet for wheat, with only around 2.5 per cent having been harvested by 12th August. Look out for further harvest updates online at, as well as a full analysis next issue. If you’re attending UK Dairy Day or Tillage-Live this month, do keep an eye out for the FG team – we’d love to chat about your on-farm experiences and future plans.

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Grain & Fertiliser Advice

Quality and price are the two biggest question marks hanging over the global grain market right now likely to consume close to six million metric tonnes of maize and four million metric tonnes of wheat. The trade-off between food, feed and fuel is a difficult one, not forgetting that ethanol production also produces around one third of the material used as a feed by-product for livestock. This year, UK ethanol demand could account for around 1.4 million metric tonnes of feed stock demand. Due to price spreads, this is currently earmarked as wheat, but watch out for maize imports if price allows. The coming years won’t be for the faint-hearted when it comes to marketing of grains, but it will also involve farmers thinking hard about what they do and don’t do with their land. Think ahead, choose your seed and inputs wisely, identify your target markets and, more importantly, be honest with yourself about what you can and can’t do well. If the dog’s sick, most people phone the vet. If you don’t understand your grain marketing, phone someone who does and build a relationship. Traders can’t phone everyone when the markets move, so make sure you tell them what you’re looking for. Most importantly, in a high price environment, don’t be greedy or cut corners with quality or storage.

With demand outstripping supply due to weather extremes across the world, global stocks need to be rebuilt over the next few years – and farmers are the ones in the driving seat.

first. Ultimately, farmers are currently As farmers in the Northern largely in control. If you all jump to Hemisphere contemplate the quality take land out of production, who and size of their crops, the world’s feeds the world and at what price? grain traders and consumers are trying to work out who will accept If retail consumers want their what quality from which breakfast cereal and daily loaf of bread, do producers of such country and at what price, products lock in their supply comments Openfield’s chain, rather than run the head of compliance, risk of having no commodity, shipping and research, paying a huge price or relying Cecilia Pryce (right). on imports? And in reality, what is With around 434 million a big price for commodities and does metric tonnes of global grain (wheat, that directly affect the consumers’ barley and maize) expected to find its desire and ability to pay? way onto a ship or being exported to As usual, there are more questions another country during this trading than answers – but for global grain year, there will be an awful lot of markets to revisit the lower levels decisions to be made. It’s certainly not seen in previous years, supply needs a new problem, but as global exporters to exceed demand enough to rebuild have tended to produce more and a ’comfortable’ stock level globally. To as the world population continues to do this, we need a few years without grow, the amount of grain physically weather issues, to price out demand moving across borders has increased and also to reduce food waste (retail from 370 million metric tonnes in consumers over buying) and feed 2017/18 to the current 434 million waste (poor farm storage) or for metric tonnes forecast for 2021/22. biofuels to stop consuming feed stock The increase in trade in itself adds at such a rate. The US will consume to the inflated demand for all the close to 132 million metric tonnes of supporting logistics, and hence the maize in the coming year to make increase in costs and supply shortage ethanol, while the EU and UK are of ships, trains and lorries. Domestic UK consumers, along with global consumers are also facing the uncertainty of ’global warming’ – be that through increased extreme weather events causing crop concerns, or the pending land use changes that may or may not be imposed on landowners to try and reverse damage to the environment. We are all walking an unstable190x65mm.qxp_Layout path, with the question 1 18/08/2021 15:30 Page 1 Podcast *Prices quoted are from Openfield, predicted at 16th August 2021 being what impacts farmers’ decisions

Fertiliser matters Crop removal can lead to nutrient offtake from soil at harvest, says Openfield’s fertiliser manager, Lucy Hassall (left). Soil sampling to assess this, is a low-cost input mechanism to ensure next season’s crops are going to have access to the essential nutrients needed for maximum yield potential. A deficiency in any single nutrient is enough to limit yield and can also lead to a lower nitrogen use efficiency. Soil sample results will show current indices and provide a recommendation allowing potential cost savings where nutrients could otherwise be over applied on standard grades. Soil pH results will determine if lime applications will be required to reach optimum levels and ensure nutrients are available for uptake. Even at pH 6.0 on arable soils, nutrient uptake could be limited and therefore have a financial impact. Phosphate plays a vital role in the establishment of OSR during the autumn, developing the root network to access water and other nutrients. There are a variety of OSR starter fertilisers available, some with the inclusion of enhancers that will reduce fixation allowing increased availability to the plant. FG

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New 5-Series tractor launched Deutz-Fahr has launched its new 5-Series tractor that meets all Stage 5 emissions regulations, and also boasts a new design that offers versatility, agility and improved operator comfort and safety. With powerful FARMotion Stage 5 engines, efficient transmissions with APS, high capacity hydraulics, allround LED lighting, built-in compatibility with SDF Smart Farming Solutions systems and an all-new design, the new 5-Series represents the latest evolution in Deutz-Fahr utility tractors. There are five models in the new range with power outputs from 95–126hp and a choice of three transmission configurations, including hydraulic PowerShuttle with Stop&Go function giving greater flexibility, and a comprehensive range of accessories to cater for the needs of any user. The new FARMotion 35 and 45 engines deliver impressive power and torque over a generous range of engine speeds. The highly modular transmission contributes to the multi-role versatility of the 5-Series and its ability to tackle any task.

UK agricultural tractor registrations UK registrations of agricultural tractors (over 50hp) were once again higher than a year before in July. At 1,019 machines, the monthly figure was 7 per cent higher than in July 2020 but was below average for the time of year. Given the extremely strong figure for June, this may just be a case of monthly fluctuations, although supply chain challenges linked to Covid-19 have affected the sector, as with most of manufacturing. The total number of tractors registered during the year to date reached 7,864 machines, 23 per cent higher than by the same point last year and 7 per cent above the five-year average for January to July. Month: 1,019 units +7 per cent change (compared with July 2020). Year to date: 7,864 units +22.6 per cent change (compared with January–July 2020).

Horsch is expanding its direct drill range with the Avatar M line. This line is based on a new central frame concept for the seed wagons to create different options for hopper partitions and hopper systems. Inititally, it will be available with an 18m working width. The new Avatar 18 M is equipped with a triple tank system with three separate chambers and offers a significantly larger hopper capacity than other machines that already exist on the market, Horsch claims. The division of the three hoppers in 2,000, 5,300 and

5,300 litres allow for metering up to three components separately and precisely. Using the optional weighing system, the driver can see from the tractor how much is in each hopper. This adds another safety factor in addition to the standard residual quantity calculation. The large chassis tyres minimise the pressure on the soil and reduce compaction even if the hopper is full or the soil is wet. The SingleDisc seed coulters can be adapted individually to different conditions and provide precise seed placement. The WorkLight Pro LED

headlight system improves night operations and allows operators to see the seed coulters clearly in the dark. A half-width shut-off is standard, enabling the driver to save seed and fertiliser on the headlands or in wedgeshaped fields, while optional pushed trash wheels are available to remove organic residues from the seed horizon.

R W Crawford Hampshire depot now open On Monday 2nd August, R W Crawford opened the doors of its new depot in Roley, Hampshire. Alan Haines, sales and operations manager for Sussex and Hampshire, commented: “Our Hampshire depot can now offer full product support from sales, service and parts. “We have a team of manufacturer-trained technicians with product

support and technology specialists available. The depot is stocked with a range of common parts, including servicing kits and consumables. “Our sales team are also available for all purchasing enquiries and demonstration requests,” Mr Haines concluded. The Crawfords Hampshire open day will be held on Thursday 23rd

September. The event runs from 1pm until 6:30pm, and customers will have the chance to test drive machines, see live in-field demonstrations, meet manufacturers, and make the most of special offers. Ride the Crawford rodeo bull to win great prizes and enjoy the company’s hog roast and bar too, at Ropley Business Park, Ropley, Hampshire, SO24 0BG.

Slurry injector prototypes put to work Vredo Dodewaard has put the first Profi XL 15 and 18m slurry injectors into operation as prototypes. This is in addition to the recently available Profi Eco series with working widths from 5.25–7.5m and the Profi series with working widths from 7.5–12m. With the addition of the 15 and 18m Profi XL, Vredo

completes its slurry injector range. Besides the fact that it has the widest and most innovative slurry injector on the market at 18m, Vredo can now optimally serve its customers with all desired working widths of slurry injectors, it says. The market demand to be able to respond more flexibly to tramlines and spray track

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News in brief New look for plant breeding society The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has launched a new website and corporate identity to better promote the importance of plant breeding to UK agriculture. Chief executive officer Samantha Brooke made the decision following a survey that suggested the membership organisation had been misunderstood by farmers.

“The research suggested farmers saw the BSPB as just a royalty collector for its members. We therefore refreshed our branding and created a new website that promotes, educates and supports UK plant breeding, and demonstrates the value of plant breeders to British agriculture,” she says. Farm-saved seed declarations are managed by the BSPB on behalf of its members. Ms Brooke garnered

opinion that suggested the old payment system was time consuming for farmers and needed to be simplified. “The online portal, that is part of the new website, will speed up and make easy every farm saved seed declaration. The website will also offer farmers more information about why their payment is so important to their own crop yield and to the sustainability of British agriculture as a whole,” she says.

Collaboration extends connectivity ability Omnia has teamed up with the Claas API to provide users with the ability to seamlessly transfer prescriptive data files between the two systems. This will provide users of Omnia and the Claas API with a more efficient means of transferring prescriptive data between the two systems, taking away the need to manually move data from one machine to another. Omnia is the first, and currently only, precision

software platform in the UK to have this link-up with the Claas API to send prescription files. This feature is compatible with the new Claas CEMIS 1200 terminal being launched this summer. “Once the link is established, the system syncs yield data automatically. This allows the user to spend more time looking at how the data is being used to improve farm productivity, rather than the physical transfer of the data.

For prescription files the sync happens instantly. As soon as you send a task from Omnia it is available on the CEMIS 1200 terminal,” says Oliver Wood, precision technology manager for Hutchinsons, the company behind Omnia. Over the last two years, similar collaborations between Omnia with MyJohn Deere, Muddy Boots and more recently Bayer’s Fieldview have been welcomed by the industry.

Pulse field day shows off wide variety choice Speaking at the PGRO Pulse Field Day at Stubton, Lincolnshire, Chris Guest, managing director of LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd), applauded the wide range of Descriptive List (DL) and Candidate pulse varieties on trial there. “We were impressed by the large number of combining pea varieties on show that are either currently on the PGRO DL or are DL Candidates,” he commented. “It demonstrates the work

that all breeders are putting into the pulse crop – and we were especially pleased how well our own pea varieties are looking in trials.” “Bluetime is LSPB’s leading green pea variety and is in high demand following its top yields in PGRO trials over the last four years. “Our new marrowfat pea, Akooma [...] is well-placed to gain processor acceptance to add to its yield and agronomic attractions for growers.

“Our wide range of combining peas on the current PGRO DL bring growers an extensive choice of varieties [...] including Orchestra yellow pea as well as Stroma, Greenwich, Croft and Blueman green peas. “Carrington green pea, which is our PGRO DL candidate, looks good in this year’s trials to follow up its top place in National List trials last season. We believe it is certainly worth keeping an eye on for next season.”

Dealer 100th anniversary celebrations

New Holland dealer Russells is celebrating 100 years since becoming a private limited company with a special edition tractor inspired by the Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee that was offered in the UK in 1989. Over the course of the past 100 years, Russells developed and manufactured a wide range of implements for markets across the world from its original facilities located at Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire. The company became a ford dealer in 1983, and is now one of the largest New Holland dealers in the UK. Russells chose the high spec New Holland T6.180 Dynamic Command to base its centenary tractor livery on. Russells after sales manager Adam Robinson came up with the idea of creating a special edition tractor that paid homage to the iconic Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee. “Russells retailed several 7810 Jubilees when they first came out, and some of these still remain active on farms close to our depots,” says Adam. The centenary tractor’s exclusive silver and blue paint scheme was completed by Truck Technics at Leyburn whilst Big Boolies Ltd of Malton supplied and fitted the graphics. The tractor was publicly unveiled on the opening day of this year’s Great Yorkshire Show. A 1:32 scale model produced by Universal Hobbies of the tractor will be available later this year..

Ongar and county ploughing match Head on over to Hatfield Regis Grange Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JZ on Saturday 25th September for the Ongar Ploughing Match. Ploughmen and women will all be showcasing their skills as they compete in various classes, from vintage tractors and ploughs, all the way through to classic, and then the modern-day, technically superior machinery. Ploughing starts at 9.30am and finishes at approximately 1.30pm. Entry and car parking is free for the entirety of the event. There will be catering on site all day, and the bar will open soon after 10am. R C Boreham & Co will be competing in the Class 7 Trade Demo Class with a Deutz tractor and the Kuhn Varimaster L 6 furrow reversible plough. The Master L series has a simple and robust design, combining power, reliability and work quality to offer the best ploughing performance, the company reckons. R C Boreham & Co invites you to visit its stand for a chat and to see the machinery in action. Contact for information.

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Identify your objectives before moving to a biological system The term ‘regenerative agriculture’ has become the latest buzz phrase to sweep through farming. But what actually is it? To some, regenerative agriculture is a relatively new approach that points to a future where synthetic pesticides and manufactured fertilisers are replaced with a culture of friendly bacteria working in harmony with Mother Nature. To others, it’s just a trendy way of describing a system that has been practised since man began tilling the land, ‘mixed farming’ where livestock and a broad rotation support a functional and resilient soil. Whichever camp you fall into, the principles that support regenerative agriculture represent a path to a more sustainable future. One that reflects the financial, regulatory and climatic pressures facing the sector without compromising overall profitability. Few would object to a future with less reliance on synthetic chemistry or inorganic fertilisers, but journeying to this farming nirvana is not without its considerations and compromises. It is how to achieve or sustain this situation that is most often the topic of debate. For Agrii agronomist John Vickery (pictured right) the first question to consider before moving to a new system is to define your objective – what is it you want to achieve? Importantly, highlighting the outcome, rather than the process, should be the priority, he reckons. “Many systems, be it regenerative agriculture or something else, offer the promise of a less intensive approach without a material impact on profitability. Where this is practised successfully, we see that there are significant savings to be made from fixed costs through lower establishment and labour expenses,” comments Mr Vickery. While the desire to create a more functional soil and reduce production costs may be the driver in the short-term, the need to adapt systems to fit future environmental schemes and regulations should also be considered. “It is clear from the proposals outlined by DEFRA that the schemes that succeed the CAP will focus more on environmental delivery. We see the principles of regenerative agriculture as closely aligned with much of what is proposed in Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), for example,” Mr Vickery continues.

Five pillars of regen ag For Mr Vickery, there are five main points to consider when seeking to incorporate the principles supporting a regenerative system. Crop diversity – A range of combinable crops should be complemented by forage and cover crops to protect soils and support livestock grazing. Minimal soil movement – Moving to no-till is not without its challenges, but one of the biggest lessons from those who have succeeded is to avoid travelling on the ground when conditions aren’t favourable. Flexible rotations – A flexible system is one that is not bound to the notion of a fixed rotation. Where and what is grown is often influenced by the weather, having the flexibility to adapt to the conditions supports a dynamic enterprise. Year-round soil cover – Cover crops come in many forms and with a little ingenuity they can be adapted to provide both ground cover and a source of forage. On a Cotswold farm, Agrii has worked with one adopter to implement a two-year fodder beet and Westerwolds ryegrass break to provide winter grazing, but there are many other examples. An integrated livestock enterprise – The synergies between crops and livestock support the sustainability of many farming businesses, especially those with land of marginal production value. These credentials will become increasingly important as we move into ELMS. “The re-birth of regenerative agriculture, which is not a new concept, owes much to the expanded focus we place on the soil. This is especially important in the era of climate change where the role of soils in sequestering carbon is becoming a focus of policy makers,” Mr Vickery explains.

The devil is in the details For arable and sheep farmer Tom Martin (pictured right), who has spent the past three years transitioning his heavy land farm west of Peterborough to a regenerative system, it’s about understanding the details. “These are not new techniques, but are perhaps being applied with a greater understanding of the benefits they offer. It’s a more holistic approach than

we practised in the past,” he reckons. His efforts are now being rewarded and perhaps most importantly, yields have been maintained. “We’re three years into this change and our output levels have been maintained. That is not to say we have completely abandoned tillage, as there are times you have to farm the situation in front of you.” Having moved through what many might consider ‘phase 1’, his attention has turned to identifying where further costs can be stripped out. “Our focus for the past three years has been on improving the soil biology and building carbon in the form of organic matter while broadening the rotation. We have seen the benefits of this approach through reduced surface run-off during wet weather, for example,” he says. “The next stage is to review our input practices. This year we have made more of an attempt to target fungicide use according to the situation.” Whichever system or elements of a system a grower incorporates into their existing practice, both Mr Vickery and Mr Martin are in agreement that attitude is the foundation of success. “From a financial perspective, there are some obvious wins. Savings in fuel costs from less intensive cultivations soon add up as does reduced herbicide use from less soil disturbance,” explains Mr Vickery. “Think carefully about how and why you are doing what you do. Every journey across a field should be questioned with recreational tillage avoided at all costs.” Mr Martin is a little more direct with his understanding of what makes a difference. “Appreciate that it’s the individual that makes the difference. It’s the person who is responsible for the big decisions that matters. You can either mess things up or be the architect of your success. It’s personal choice,” he says. Both John Vickery and Tom Martin were talking about their experience of regenerative agriculture on the Agrii Tramlines podcast which can be downloaded from Google Podcasts, Spotify or Apple Podcasts. FG September 2021 11


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Winter beans offer much more than just a break crop Flexibility of drilling dates, end market opportunities and winter hardiness are some of the key factors that have kept growers invested in winter beans. Data from The Andersons Centre shows that the area of winter beans in the UK has increased year on year since 2018, to a projected area of 60,000 hectares in 2021. This is almost double the area of a decade ago. For farmers, one of the major benefits of winter beans is that they offer growers the chance to get on top of grassweed problems and the crop has more herbicide options than other pulse species. The optimum drilling window is generally between mid-October and late November, and performance doesn’t really drop off until the middle of December. After this, the agronomy needs to be targeted to support the crop by options such as using higher seed rates. From an end user’s perspective, winter beans suitable for human consumption have generally headed to the middle Eastern and North African Markets. Justin Barrett from Askew and Barrett (Pulses) Ltd explains: “Historically the Middle Eastern buyers of winter beans were interested in the variety Wizard, being flat and large, as these were more suitable for their splitting requirements. This is very similar to the way that the Japanese marrowfat markets would request ‘maro’ for their snack markets. As new varieties are developed, the customers adjust to these new varieties and become more familiar with them. The Japanese marrowfat market is much more delicate than the Middle Eastern Faba bean market with regards to change, but there are similarities in the way in which they start to associate varieties with quality and availability. The winter bean requirements are much less than the spring bean requirements, which is in excess of 1,500 tonnes a day, sourced mostly from the UK, Baltic states and Australia.” Tundra has been the leading variety in the winter bean market since 2016, due to its consistency, on-farm manageability, and seed quality and availability. Will Pillinger, Pulses Breeder from Limagrain UK, explains more about the durability of the variety. “Tundra has a good all round disease package, especially for rust and chocolate spot which has been seen across Europe. It has excellent standing power which is helped by its shorter height.”

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“Tundra doesn’t get ahead of itself through the growing season, and the variety’s winter hardiness is well renowned. We know that Tundra is sown into different conditions and by many contrasting methods such as ploughing, minimum tillage and direct drilling, and has shown its adaptability across differing soil types throughout European regions.” Chris Collings from Harlow Agricultural Merchants adds: “Tundra is a consistent performer and an ideal replacement for Wizard. Despite the problems with winter beans last year, they are potentially a solid option, and the earlier flowering means they can sometimes get ahead of bruchid beetle, and with many growers now not choosing to spray for bruchid beetle, this is important.” Looking forward to this season, he says: “If we can get reasonably low levels of bruchid beetle, then they will attract premiums for the early human consumption market to Egypt.” Justin agrees: “Tundra is more available now and widely accepted by North African customers, and the larger seed size samples are more sought after. Tundra tends to be smaller and more round than Wizard, but is consistent in quality depending on seasonal variation. It is a good variety for the UK to compete with in a competitive worldwide market.” Suffolk grower, Andrew Bullock, has been growing Tundra for the last two years. “Last year, they weren’t drilled until early spring and yielded remarkably well.

“This year, they were again drilled in the spring and looked a fantastic crop with plenty of vigour. Until they are in the barn, we won’t know what we’ve got.” Andrew gave his Tundra crop a full fungicide programme but says the weather wasn’t right for spraying for bruchid beetle. “We’re trying to spread our risk in break crops by growing winter beans,” he says, “and it will be interesting to see how they yield this year.” Looking at the future of winter beans and the Limagrain winter bean breeding programme, Will Pillinger is optimistic. “We have some really interesting material coming through which could provide a significant increase in on-farm yields and overall disease packages. “In all our breeding efforts, we must never neglect the seed quality or the end market requirements.”



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Ferric phosphate must be key player in ICM programmes Poor seedbeds, especially on heavy land, plus the revocation of slug-specific pesticides, means seed hollowing will feature strongly this autumn without implementing appropriate cultural and chemical control options. “We know that it’s potentially going to be difficult to get crops away, especially with cold seedbeds, loss of Deter and recurrent slug attacks,” explains Rob Purvis of Agrovista (pictured). “We have been using ferric phosphate to deal with the problem and I have been very pleased with the way it’s performed as part of my integrated crop management plan (ICM). outperforming the metaldehyde, “The unique formulation of De Mr Purvis also noted that the ferric Sangosse Ferrimax Pro (containing phosphate was having a greater effect 24.2g/kg ferric phosphate), with good on the control of juvenile slugs. “This was ballistics and spreadability, has meant interesting, as the juveniles are usually the it’s been a pretty seamless transition from most aggressive feeders,” he notes. metaldehyde, plus the label allows us to treat Test baiting is always essential on any crop the field up to seven days prior to drilling to firstly assess the need for control and then allowing us to control the slug problem before to establish the slug population number and we sow the field.” Mr Purvis always looks to apply Ferrimax Pro Mr Purvis conducted some of his own efficacy at approximately 40 baiting points/m2 and at a trials when metaldehyde was still available, maximum spread width of 12m and a maximum by using Ferrimax Pro on the headlands, as rate of 7kg/ha. part of the ongoing metaldehyde stewardship “Although Ferrimax Pro can be spread, evenly programme. What he found was that the slug kill up to 24m, spreading at any distance further on the headlands was consistently as good, if not than 12m tends to work more efficiently for us,” better than the metaldehyde in the field work. Centium Advert - Farmers Guide - 210mmx148mm.pdf 3 28/07/2021 09:12 he explains. “We can also apply Ferrimax Pro up On finding that the Ferrimax Pro was

to a maximum dose of 28kg/ha with a minimum of five days between applications.” Ferrimax Pro is recommended across a wide range of cereal, roots, vegetables and salad crops and stops slugs feeding almost immediately, but the pest often then retreats below the soil surface and dies between three and six days after application. For this reason, Mr Purvis explains that the effects can be less obvious than with metaldehyde (no slime trails will be visible), so it is important to observe the renewed growth of the crop rather than look for dead slugs. “Either way, it’s reassuring to know that with ferric phosphate we have a product that is not only as effective as metaldehyde used to be, but doesn’t suffer from the same restrictions.” FG

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Weed control in peas and beans The PGRO has recorded a series of Masterclasses over the last few months, including one with principal technical officer Jim Scrimshaw (pictured), which covered pre-emergence weed control in peas and beans. Rachel Hicks summarises the advice given. As most growers of peas and beans will know, pre-emergence weed control is important in legumes due to there being very limited post-em options. Mr Scrimshaw explained during the masterclass that, while many of the weed control factors are manageable, unfortunately the weather is not. “Overall, there are few active ingredients to play with, but used wisely and with a little good fortune with the weather, they can do a job in most situations,” he commented. Peas and beans don’t compete well for much of their early development, and at the time of drilling in October/November/December for autumn crops and March for the spring crops, there are many broad-leaf weed and grassweeds also preparing to germinate at the same time. Herbicide applications are applied with the aim of minimising the competition with the crop for space, nutrients, light and water. “The days of using the fairly cheap materials such as simazine are long gone, and today’s weed control programmes can be relatively expensive,” Mr Scrimshaw stated. “In an attempt to control costs, we can reduce rates in most situations, but that will mean lower level of weed control – so it’s a balance between the cost of the control and the likely penalty; reduced yield, excessive green material remaining at harvest slowing the harvest operation down, and the green material may mean the crop ripens unevenly. With the loss of diquat, the glyphosate that’s the remaining option does not work as quickly. If there’s any wet green material left at the time of harvesting, the moisture from this is at risk of being transferred to the dry product, so you many incur increased drying costs.” Further advice given by Mr Scrimshaw included the importance of knowing what species of weed are likely to appear, as this will assist in

weeds are likely to germinate. During this time however, the peas and beans are developing below the ground, and as they get close to emergence then you increase the likelihood of seeing crop damage with delayed applications. Mr Scrimshaw further explained: “As establishment techniques change, some seedbeds may be a bit more lumpy than we’re used to. If they’re not being used already, then appropriate angled nozzles, alternately facing backwards and forwards down the boom, will give better coverage. “The drier spring conditions seem to be a more regular occurrence – these conditions will reduce residual herbicide performance. “Post-emergence, there are far fewer options, but the main active ingredient bentazone is under threat. Too much bentazone is being detected in water too often in too many locations. If the amounts in water are not seen to be decreasing by the time that bentazone comes up for renewal in 2024, the Environment Agency will find it very difficult to support re-registration and we would be likely to lose it – so please follow the stewardship guidelines that are on the products.” FG

choosing a product or combination of products based on what is likely to work best. Other recommendations included using an appropriate rate of product and applying in an appropriate amount of water. He also suggested it might be a good idea to consider reducing the forward speed – some of the booms used to make these applications are quite big, and by slowing down, it will increase stability and lead to better coverage at the soil surface. You could also consider reducing boom height to lessen/reduce boom drift, he pointed out. “Of course, you need to use the right nozzles and avoid spraying in poor weather conditions. We want an even application, with the least amount of drift. The more product which goes to the soil surface, the better the control will be,” Mr Scrimshaw commented. Ideally the seedbed needs to be rolled, flat and moist or rain should be expected soon after application, in order for the herbicide to be most effective. If the seedbed is dry after drilling and no rain is predicted, it could be worth considering delaying the herbicide application. There is a risk here, but it can potentially avoid losing herbicide activity during that initial dry spell when few

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Spot sprayer being trialled in the field.

Dramatic reduction in crop damage using targeted spray technology Targeted spraying technology for herbicide applications in onions and other root crops could be the way forward to help growers to keep input costs down while minimising both crop and environmental damage. Heather Briggs reports. Technology which has been combined so growers can keep on top of the weed burden without damaging the crop is showing great promise in onion crops, reports Tom Neat of Techneat Engineering. “One of the key benefits of this technology is the reduction in crop damage; normally the herbicide knocks the crop development back by four or five days but with targeted spraying this is dramatically reduced,” says Mr Neat. “This means that in a season that lasts from March to September, with fortnightly passes to spray herbicides using conventional spray methods, growers can lose

around 24 growing days.” Developed by Dr Nick Tillett and his colleagues at Tillett & Hague Technology, who were previously based at Silsoe Research, the tech comprises a computer vision-based weed detection system that uses a combined nozzle and valve system capable of switching on and off very quickly to apply herbicide with precision to the centimetre. Key to preventing dripping has been a small dead volume in the valve, explains Dr Tillett, adding that his sprinkler nozzles produce large droplets to reduce the threat from spray drift. Nozzles are typically

Prototype spot sprayer developed at Lincoln University.

placed every 10cm or so to provide high resolution. Dr Tillett, who also designs control systems for mechanical weeders, highlights a connection with this technology because both use interrow guidance, and points to the growing interest and popularity of such technologies because of fewer herbicides available in the plant protection tool box.

work to be done. Mr Neat says: “We are still at an early stage of trialling the applicator in the field, carrying out tests on various planting arrangements to ensure the technology effectively identifies misplaced broad-leaved weeds between crop rows, and applies the herbicide safely.” Interrow guidance can also be used for band spraying, and although

If you have ten people hand hoeing in the field, there is a huge labour cost – and it can take up to two weeks to do just one field, whereas with a spot sprayer you can cover the same area in less than a day. “Weeds are different from the crop in their position, size, shape and small degree colour, so these are the key criteria for identification.” He was also a key player in previous work commissioned by AHDB Horticulture, working with the Silsoe Spray Application Unit, and explored control of volunteer potatoes in onion, leek and carrot crops. At the time, the work was more of an insurance policy for growers, as there were mixes of herbicides to control the volunteers – but the withdrawal of some of these has changed some grower priorities, and there is now renewed interest in the technology. However, there is still

the herbicide being used with the technology is Starane (fluroxypyr), it would also be capable of using a different product over the crop and between the rows, he adds. “As need grows, the cost benefit from these systems starts to really make sense to growers.”

Spot sprayer shows massive potential On-farm trials on onion crops have shown a 93 per cent reduction in chemistry use thanks to this spot spraying technology, reveals Matt Starling, assistant farm manager at Waldersey Farms. The farms, which are based on the continued over…

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Norfolk and Cambridge Fens, grow 283ha of onions, so the potential for input savings is massive, he says. In addition, he has noted an impressive difference with the crop development. “Every time you go through with an application of herbicide you are checking growth, but by spot spraying, targeting just the weeds, the onions reach their target size sooner,” says Mr Starling. Cost effectiveness is key for the business, and the cost of machinery compares favourably to hand hoeing. “If you have 10 people hand hoeing in the field, there is a huge labour cost – and it can take up to two weeks to do just one field, whereas with a spot sprayer you can cover the same area in less than a day. “So far, we have trialled the technology in a small plot, but this is something we are certainly interested in for the future – particularly once 3-bed machines become available.”

Machine learning targeted spot spraying in arable crops Smart technology capable of detecting grass weeds and then accurately targeting spray is being developed by Dr Junfeng Gao,

lecturer in agri-robotics at the Lincoln Agri-Robotic Centre of the University of Lincoln. The objective of the work is to train the machine to detect grass weeds such as black-grass, which are narrow and therefore difficult to identify, which calls for what is termed ‘deep machine learning’ – collecting many

field images to help determine what is a wheat crop and what is a weed. Dr Gao says: “We have developed a prototype capable of opening the individual nozzle only when a weed is detected in crop fields. “At the moment we have achieved 95 per cent detection accuracy in maize and sugar beet fields, but there

may be a need to increase the speed the machine is able to work at for better on-farm efficiency. “We are now developing a 5G pipeline to unlock the application of deep machine learning on UK farms, allowing real-time, highprecision spot spraying machines working in fields.” FG

Targeted spraying technology likely to be welcomed by CRD The ability of new technology to turn nozzles on and off for targeted pesticide applications without exceeding the authorised dose is likely to be welcomed by the Chemicals Regulations Division (CRD) of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The new technologies are encouraging regulators to start thinking about how they assess the risks associated with pesticide applications, says HSE operational policy officer Dr Bryn Bircher, who is responsible for identifying and assessing the possible impact of new and emerging technologies. Dr Bircher says: “If you already have an overall rate per hectare, but spray in spots, it may mean that you apply less pesticides but the toxicity of the substance does not change.

“However, if a substance is toxic at 1m2 it will also have the same toxicity if you multiply the area up.” He adds that when considering spot spraying, not all parts of the field may be equal in terms of environmental risk, for example in many situations the edges of the field could be more sensitive than the centre of the crop. This implies interaction with the Sustainable Use Directive, and Dr Bircher emphasises the need to know how the product will be used within the risk assessment undertaken by CRD. However, he notes, for CRD to address these challenges there would have to be real market demand – the new spraying technologies are still relatively niche compared to more traditional/

established technologies, but the government recognises that they have the potential to improve the sustainability of pesticide use and is starting to consider whether/ how to develop the pesticide risk assessment process to facilitate their adoption. “When possible, facilitating the adoption of new spray technology can help the government meet wider aims and objectives, for example on minimising pesticide use. “Nevertheless, when we are making risk assessments, we adopt a precautionary approach working to the lowest common denominator, so we need to continue to consider what happens with a boom sprayer rather than new technology, and the application rate always has to remain within authorised limits.”

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Grassweed management: The four pillars of weed control

In June, in lieu of a real-life event, BASF welcomed growers digitally, with the Real Results Virtual Farm Online Demo Week. One of the sessions focused particularly on grassweed control. Rachel Hicks reports. The webinar was hosted by BASF’s campaign manager for cereal herbicides, Ali Richards. Opening, Ms Richards commented: “We say the four pillars, but perhaps we should be saying ‘some’ four pillars as really there are so many different aspects to think about, especially when it comes to black-grass and ryegrass control.” But the four pillars particularly referred to in this webinar were what BASF considers to be four of the most important – delayed drilling, resistance management, pre-emergence herbicide, and digital solutions.

Delayed drilling NIAB agreed to partner with BASF at its Hardwick black-grass research site in June, and within the webinar, a video was played whereby NIAB weed biologist John Cussans (right) showed viewers around the BASF/NIAB Hierarchy Trial plots. Mr Cussans explained the motive behind the trial: “Part of the trials, which were supported by BASF, was looking at the hierarchy of factors in black-grass control. The idea was to reinforce some simple messages. We do want attention to detail from growers, but there’s no point in optimising the small things if you’re not getting the big things right in the first place. In this trial, the biggest impact that we’ve seen in black-grass numbers is drilling date. The second most important was product choice, followed by application timing. And

then yes, we’re seeing that the way in which you apply pesticides will make a difference, and it is, if you like, putting the icing on the cake – but the trial really enforced the message that important thing is to ensure the cake is right first.” Mr Cussans started his crop tour with a series of plots which were drilled at the early drilling date towards the end of September. An untreated plot demonstrated the high background pressure of black-grass on the site. Moving into the treated plots, also drilled in the late September window, he stated it had been a great season for herbicide performance in general, so all the herbicides tested gave a good level of control, but the Luximo [cinmethylin] + pendimethalin treatment gave the best levels of controls in the NIAB test beds. Within the treated plots, half had been applied with a flat fan at 100-litres/ha, at 10km/h forward speed, compared with the other half being applied using a 200-litre water volume with a 90 per cent drift reduction nozzle. While there was a difference between the two halves of the plot, the size of the difference was relatively small compared to those seen between herbicide choice, application timings and, most profoundly, the drilling date. The second crop area in the NIAB Hierarchy trial was drilled four weeks later. In the untreated plot, there was still quite a high level of black-grass, but a massive reduction compared to

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the untreated plot which had been drilled four weeks earlier. Looking at the treated plots, the control was even better. Mr Cussans commented: “This trial of hierarchies is indicating it’s that combination of factors of picking a drilling date that suits the level of black-grass pressure in the field, making sure that your application timing is really tight up against the drilling, picking really effective herbicides, and then perhaps looking at how you can optimise the application technique. “No one individual element is completely providing that low level of seed return – to get that transformation in weed control, you need the combination of different approaches.” Back to the webinar, and BASF business development manager, Stuart Kevis (right), added: “There is a lot of chat around what is delayed drilling and what is, what I call, late drilling, and there is certainly a tipping point – where delaying your drilling to get reduced black-grass emergence becomes slightly counterproductive if you go late – then you’ve got a slower growing crop, and more space. You might have fewer blackgrass plants emerging, but they have more space, with less competition, and those black-grass plants can grow into absolute dinner plates and produce high levels of seed return. So there is a sweet spot – and there’s an ongoing discussion as to what this sweet spot for delayed drilling is.” Matthew Keane, agronomy manager for BASF, added: “One additional point I’d make is, in some cases, if you can’t spray it preemergence in very high pressure weed situations, maybe don’t drill it. The best efficacy from the herbicides comes from good seedbed conditions,

when you delay drilling and when the sprayer is right behind the drill. If you compromise on those timings, that’s when the weed starts to get away from you.”

Resistance management and pre-em herbicides Steve Dennis (below), head of business developmenta at BASF, offered his thoughts via a prerecorded VT. He commented: “We’ve been relying on the same chemistry for decades, and while there is a lot available in the market with different attributes, it’s always exciting to have something new. But when putting together a black-grass control strategy, the key factor is managing numbers – we need to reduce our blackgrass population because we need to reduce the competition in the crop. If we don’t control the black-grass, we won’t maximise the profit that the farm achieves. But equally, if we’re not reducing the black-grass population to around 97 per cent, we’re not reducing the population in the seedbank in the field, leading to a higher population in future years. “The key challenge is ensuring we’re controlling resistant populations to at least the same degree as we’re controlling the sensitive populations, and the best way to achieve this is by using cultural controls,” Mr Dennis continued. “But ultimately, in order to grow these crops, we need to control the black-grass within them, and this means using herbicides. “The lower risk herbicides tend to be less of an all-or-nothing resistance – more of a reduction in

performance that occurs over many years, and gradually the performance achieved slowly reduces. Whereas the higher risk herbicides tend to be much more black-and-white – much more of an all-or-nothing effect, and the resistance to those can develop much more quickly as well. “But the good news is we have a new mode of action with Luximo. So, the higher control we can achieve using this chemistry, the better. But we need to use them correctly – and that means using them as early in the life of the crop as you can, as they’re more effective used as a pre-em herbicide. “Hopefully, by using these low-risk controls, we can get away without using the higher risk chemistry and therefore protect it. But there will be situations where we have to use these high-risk contact herbicides – such as ALS inhibitors and ACCase inhibitors, used within the standing crop to achieve blackgrass control. But resistance to these develops much more rapidly, and we need to protect them so they should only be used when absolutely essential, use them in mixtures with other modes of actions, and follow the stewardship guidelines.” Returning to the webinar, Mr Kevis added that Luximo will not be available solo, it will have to be mixed with other modes of action, and will be a powerful tool for growers going forward. Luximo is in the final throes of regulatory approval at the moment, and the hope is that it will be available for autumn 2022. In terms of readily available chemistry, Mr Kevis stated BASF has proved that Crystal [flufenacet + pendimethalin] performed well over a number of years and over a range of different autumn conditions, and explained that, by using a combination of Crystal + diflufenican, you have three modes of action, so getting Crystal on in that pre-em slot gives you the best chance to get a good level of black-grass control in your crops.

weed burden, and allocate it for a greater seed rate in order to increase establishment and competitiveness against the weeds. He further suggested that where weed pressures are too much, you may wish to take it out of autumn cropping and instead go into something in the spring or take it out of production entirely. But what do you do with it instead? “One feature that’s quite new within Xarvio is the Biodiversity Field Planning technology,” Mr Wells shared. “You can look at different data layers and map layers, again you could be looking at the productivity of the field, are there parts that are less productive due to weed pressure or other reasons?

fields. It pins your GPS location, and you can then log where you’re seeing weeds, make a plan as to how you intend to tackle them, document what you actually do, and all this can then be revisited in subsequent years so see how effective management techniques have been and how weed burdens have changed from year to year. Another element of the Field Manager platform is based around variable rate seeding, which is an opportunity for another 1–2 per cent improvement potentially in weed control, Mr Wells claimed. The tool allows you to map out the area of your fields which are perhaps less productive or have a greater

The UK centre for ecology and hydrology (UKCEH) has created some really exciting map layers around biodiversity taking into account a whole load of different factors and created map layers showing the best places for, as an example, a pollinator mix, or bird seed, among others, while not interfering with tramlines and other practical areas within the field,” he concluded. FG To delve into the detail of this trial and those on other BASF demonstration farms, visit the ‘webinar archive’ in the Live Events Zone at www.basfrealresultsfarm. com. To explore the virtual trials and watch the guided tours, head to the Trials Gateway.







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How big is the black-grass problem and can it ever be controlled? While ryegrass is reportedly becoming more of a problem, there’s no doubt black-grass is still the biggest weed challenge. But with so much talk about reduced tillage and a depleted chemical toolbox, are growers managing to control it and can it ever be beaten altogether? Rachel Hicks spoke to two farmers in different locations to find out their approach. Farm facts: Location: Old Hall Farm, Helmingham, Suffolk Farm size: 317ha over 54 fields Soil type: Sandy clay loam Rotation: 1:6 wheat; second wheat; OSR; wheat; spring barley; winter beans Main weed problem: Black-grass, plus charlock in OSR and brome According to Alan Mayhew, who is an hereditary tenant farmer on part of the Helmingham Hall estate just outside Ipswich, black-grass remains his primary weed of concern, although the farm’s current system has got this under good control so far, so there is usually little impact on yield. However, Mr Mayhew does stress the importance of keeping on top of it, as it would be easy for it to come back. “Unfortunately, while even the smallest amount of black-grass seed remains in the seedbank, there is always the threat in the background so there’s no way you can rest on your laurels,” he commented. Otherwise, the only other weed which can be a nuisance on his farm is charlock in OSR. In terms of cultivation and establishment, Mr Mayhew primarily uses a Cousins Oil Drill, and aims to plough half the farm each year in order to keep on top of black-grass levels. He currently ploughs before second wheat, spring barley and winter beans, and uses a subsoil Cousins V-Form behind OSR and winter beans, followed by a cultipress and combi-drill. In order to keep the soil healthy, Mr Mayhew gives it break by doing a spring barley crop followed by the winter beans, which he says adds soil strength to the rotation. He also chops and incorporates all straw, putting the goodness back

into the ground – the farm doesn’t bale any of it, in order to reduce soil compaction and lessen machinery traffic. Currently Mr Mayhew’s system doesn’t incorporate any cover crops, although next year 12ha will be going into the Countryside Stewardship scheme, using the least productive land for bee and insect-friendly cover, including legume mixes, wild flowers and bumblebird mixes. The ploughing is done as soon as possible after harvest, to allow any black-grass seed to germinate, which is then sprayed off if there is enough of it. He then goes over the land with the cultipress, and always aims to delay drill – Mr Mayhew considers early October to be his prime drilling window, which is later than most locally, he reckons. Brome is on the farm, but is only really on the headlands, and is hand-rogued. While spring barley and winter beans aren’t the most profitable option, Mr Mayhew says it’s their effectiveness against black-grass that keeps them in the rotation. In terms of ag-chems, the volume and usage depend on the level of black-grass burden. For OSR, if black-grass can be seen as a significant green cover in the field, Roundup + Companion Gold will be used ahead of drilling. Otherwise, for less severe black-grass emergence, Mr Mayhew will use Centurion Max post-emergence, followed by Kerb Flo 500 in late autumn. Volunteer cereals are taken out with Falcon, which is also used for broadleaf weed control, followed by Centurion Max 2–3 weeks later which also assists black-grass control. Mr Mayhew reckons the residual action lasts through the winter and into the spring.

In terms of black-grass control in wheat, Roundup will usually be used pre-drilling, followed by either Anthem + Liberator if the burden isn’t too bad, or Crystal + Liberator if seed levels indicate control will be more difficult. In a particularly bad black-grass season, Avadex will be applied on all wheats drilled using a pneumatic spreader on the back of the drill. In the spring barley, Liberator or Crystal are usually the pre-em herbicides of choice, while in the winter beans, Kerb Flo and Anthem are used. Mr Mayhew was keen to iterate that he only uses glyphosate if absolutely necessary, as having seen weeds become resistant to so many agchems over the years, it is vital that glyphosate be protected so that it doesn’t become obsolete like so many of its previous counterparts. His primary intention is to maximise the use of cultural control measures wherever possible, through crop rotation, ploughing, delayed drilling, and so on – with the aim to get stale seedbeds and drill late as his primary weapons against black-grass.

Farm facts: Location: Mill Farm, Malvern, Worcestershire Farm size: 130ha Soil type: Predominantly medium loam with areas of high clay content Rotation: 1:4 winter wheat; spring barley; spring wheat; summer break crop. Main weed problem: Black-grass, plus barnyard grass Nigel Bullock (pictured left) arms out of Malvern, Worcestershire, and is also the director of specialist machinery company Bullock Tillage. The farm’s current cultivation technique is to direct drill as much as possible with a 3m Simtech tined continued over…

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drill. Stubbles are normally harrowed twice in different directions with a Bullock Tillage Gamma Harrow straw rake to encourage a good weed and volunteer chit, which is then sprayed off with glyphosate prior to planting. If compaction is a problem, Mr Bullock says he will run through with a Bullock Tillage 3m Disc Sub to a depth of 8–10in, depending on the depth of the compacted layer. He uses the Disc Sub as it has a row of leading discs to keep disturbance levels to a minimum. Due to the black-grass burden in certain fields, he has resorted to using a Kuhn 5 furrow variwidth plough, which he says has helped but not totally eradicated the problem – in fact, he has had black-grass germinating successfully from depths of 7in, which is frustrating.  Mr Bullock says the biggest weed problem on the farm is black-grass. There’s also a broad spectrum of annual weeds, but most are easily controlled compared to the black-grass. Recently he has experienced barnyard grass appearing in many fields, which Mr Bullock says looks a bit like millet – it’s not a native species of this country and is thought to have arrived via birdseed that is put out in garden bird feeders. According to Mr Bullock, chemical weed control starts with getting a good sterile seedbed, which he achieves with 2-litres/ha of glyphosate and, in most cases, this is then followed in the spring with a residual and contact mix of Hatra and Liberator. Normally, no pre- or post-emergent sprays are used in the autumn. For spring cropping, again he sprays off prior to planting. 

Mr Bullock agrees with Mr Mayhew, in that he believes the best weed control in the autumn is getting a good sterile seedbed and planting as late as possible, which he says has become more challenging recently due to the very wet Octobers that have been experienced in his part of the country. His summer cover crop acts as a break crop in the farm’s rotation and consists of a mixture of clover, phacelia, buckwheat, oil radish and linseed. This is planted in March and desiccated in July/August, and despite not being a cash crop, provides good green manure and helps to suppress black-grass, Mr Bullock reckons. He’s found oilseed rape difficult to grow over recent years, with too many failed crops and so the farm has adopted the summer cover crop in the rotation

as its break crop instead. Mr Bullock says the weed burden, especially black-grass, has a major effect on the farm’s rotation and cultivation method. He tries to take an integrated weed management approach, which combines rotation, chemical and mechanical control. Rotation and cultivation technique are based on a field-by-field policy, dependent on the black-grass burden. The farm rotation now consists of 50 per cent spring cropping, and he says some fields will be in a spring crop for more than two years to help with the control. Mr Bullock concludes that, as many farmers have experienced, it has been a costly exercise dealing with blackgrass, and just when you think you are on top, it has the ability to return! FG

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OSR: Best break crop for taking out black-grass? Dropping oilseed rape from the rotation because of the perceived risk of flea beetle can only serve to compound the ongoing challenge of achieving cost-effective black-grass control across the whole cereal rotation, says FMC commercial technical manager, Jeff Fieldsend. Black-grass control in cereal crops has been seriously compromised, but there still remains some excellent residual grassweed herbicides that can be used in oilseed rape and winter beans. “Growing oilseed rape as a break crop is one of the few options growers have left for controlling grassweeds in the rotation, notably black-grass, as they have the opportunity to use different active ingredients with different modes of action,” comments Mr Fieldsend. “I fully understand the concerns over establishing the crop with the pressures of cabbage stem flea beetle, however as we understand better methods of dealing with this issue, we need to focus equally on dealing with weed issues in the crop. “Oilseed rape growers are about to lose carbetamide from the armoury and can only expect declining performance from clethodim,” he says. “This leaves fewer available actives known to have activity on black-grass, one of which is clomazone – the active ingredient in Centium, a product which over many seasons has delivered significant benefits when used in a black-grass control programme. “Not only is Centium providing a base for reducing the burden of black-grass, it controls a number of key broadleaved weeds as well. It can also be used independently or as a partner to other

grassweed herbicides,” he explains. “Oilseed rape is currently very profitable and, with potential yields of more than 3t/acre at a value of around £400/t, it can still be a major financial contributor in the rotation and offer a good return on the overall investment.” Centium should be applied at 0.25-litres/ ha and Mr Fieldsend says that including it in the pesticide armoury has several benefits. For example, in oilseed rape it is excellent at suppressing competitive black-grass, and controlling wild oats, ryegrass, hedge mustard, shepherds purse and cleaver. Taking out competitive weeds early is the key to enable the crop to develop quickly and has shown yield improvements of over 0.25t/ha. “Shepherds purse is a particularly difficult weed to control and is also a host plant to sclerotinia. The key is to control it early in the crop cycle,” he says. “Centium has also shown very good efficacy on annual sowthistle, which again is becoming an increasing problem. “Centium offers great flexibility for growers to drill early or late. It suppresses black-grass and stops it from developing a deep rooting system. Kerb Flo (propyzamide) is still the most effective active ingredient we have at controlling black-grass, but it works best if the target weed is shallow rooting. Centium also offers useful

control of wild oats and ryegrass.” Black-grass trials on very difficult soils at Ingham in Lincolnshire have shown that in dry conditions and on heavy soils, Centium is very effective against resistant black-grass in oilseed rape. “This is because the CS formulation of Centium is highly soluble and has the ability to re-activate once rain arrives if applied onto a dry seedbed,” says Mr Fieldsend. “The Ingham trials clearly demonstrate the importance of including a residual component in the oilseed rape herbicide programme. With the value of oilseed rape being so high and coupled with the cost effectiveness of Centium, growers simply can’t ignore the economics. “Many growers have dropped sugar beet from the rotation, which has limited their break-crop options, and there continues to be a move away from alternative and less profitable spring crops, especially on heavy land. “Oilseed rape is the best entry for first wheat,” he says. “Not growing it because of the perceived risk of flea beetle isn’t an argument for dropping it from the rotation.” The declining number of residual herbicides left in the armoury means every mode of action across the rotation is going to be useful against black-grass, he adds. FG

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Are you calibrated? Growers in Crops and Fresh Produce Assurance Schemes will be well used to an annual NSTS test for their sprayers. However, although they may be aware of the legal requirement to test their Avadex micro-granule applicator before the machine is five years old and then re-test every six years as a minimum, they may not necessarily think of getting it tested or calibrated every year. Dominic Lamb, the UK & Ireland business manager for Gowan Crop Protection, has worked with Avadex for over 20 years and is well aware of the old Monsanto saying, ‘No matter how hard we try, we can’t make Avadex work in stripes’. The visual benefit of adding Avadex Excel 15G to the herbicide stack is often so easy to spot. “We can’t make it work in stripes but an uncalibrated or poorly set-up machine will certainly produce some interesting black-grass patterns in the field”, highlighted Dr Lamb. Consequently, for the last 10 years, the Gowan advice has been to get your Avadex granular applicator calibrated every year – a bent deflector or ‘splash plate’ can cause major disruption to the even

distribution of the granules across the working width of the machine. Uneven distribution can also result from a poor connection or air-leak on one of the tubes from the hopper to an individual deflector, causing a loss of pressure from the fan and again an uneven distribution of granules with a reduction in control seen as a weedy strip down the field. To aid safe and effective applicator calibration Gowan is always happy to supply a sample of ‘dummy granules’ to help machine set up and ensure correct operation ready for the season ahead. These dummy granules are simply the actual clay granules minus the tri-allate active substance found in Avadex. They can be used without any worries about what to do with

granules once finished. Any grower needing a sample of dummy granules can get in touch with Gowan via its contact page on the Avadex website www.avadex. or, alternatively, Dom, Barrie and Kully can be contacted via their mobile numbers listed in the Gowan

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Farm trials show aclonifen effect The true test of any new product is how it performs on farm. Scientific small plot trials show the potential but translating that to on farm success is another matter. Last autumn, Proclus (aclonifen) was available for the first time for preemergence grass weed control in wheat. The manufacturer, Bayer, was bullish about its ability to advance control of stubborn grassweeds, but the real test was yet to come. “Members wanted to know if it was a good choice,” says Aleksija Curcic of the AF Group. “It looked like an interesting product but we needed to see for ourselves, so we approached Bayer to arrange

Black-grass is not terribly bad on our farm, but we are wary of losing control and use a ‘bullet-proof’ pre-em programme. on farm trials with some of our members.” Six farmers with difficult blackgrass volunteered to take part in the

trials. Bad weather prevented some of the host farmers from drilling wheat, but the trials went ahead on three farms. The three surviving strip trials compared Proclus [aclonifen] + Liberator [flufenacet + diflufenican] against the farm standard based on pendimethalin + flufenacet + diflufenican. “On all the sites, the strips that received an application of Proclus + Liberator showed marginally better control,” says Ms Curcic. “But I should say that pre-em performance on the whole has been very good with low blackgrass populations at all three sites. “There was a more striking difference in crop establishment

between the treatments. Establishment was better in the Proclus + Liberator areas, while it appeared that pendimethalin in the farm standard was quite harsh on the crop.” Sam Markillie’s Trinity Hall Farm near Wisbech hosted one of the trials. Three 36m tramlines of the farm standard were compared with three tramlines treated with Proclus + Liberator. The tramlines alternated across the field, so it was easy to compare the different programmes. “Black-grass is not terribly bad on our farm, but we are wary of losing control and use a ‘bullet-proof’ preem programme,” says Mr Markillie (pictured left). “Across 600ha of wheat, levels are low enough to hand-rogue and we want to keep it that way so the pre-em is vital. “The farm standard is Avadex followed by Crystal + Hurricane. For the last couple of autumns, we have not managed to apply Avadex because of the weather. Crystal can also be problematic because of the crop safety issues in poor or waterlogged seedbeds. “From the trials we could see

to the line the difference in crop establishment between Proclus + Liberator compared with Crystal. Black-grass control is more or less the same, but the crop safety and establishment is very different.” Plant counts and aerial photography from Bayer found the same. There were 28 per cent more wheat plants emerged in the Proclus + Liberator strips than in the farm standard. Mr Markillie sees the benefit of improved crop safety. “In the last two autumns it has been difficult to drill. You don’t know if the seedbed will be very good, it can be hard to get consistent 40mm cover of the seed and heavy rain might be just around the corner. All of these put doubts in your mind about using pendimethalin. “Proclus + Liberator is a more flexible option and I’ll use it again.” For farmers thinking of using Proclus for the first time this autumn, it will be supplied with Liberator to form a very effective residual product against blackgrass, Italian ryegrass and other grass weeds. FG

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Return to profitable winter wheat production despite high black-grass seed burden the Sustainable Farming Incentive. But, if the legume mix still has to be grown for two calendar years, it would have to be followed with a spring crop rather than winter wheat.

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Now in its eighth year, Agrovista’s Lamport AgX flagship trials site has evolved into one of the country’s leading workshops for sustainable agriculture. The Northamptonshire site, previously known as Project Lamport, is examining how rotations, cover cropping and regenerative agriculture principles can interact to improve soil health and yields while maintaining black-grass levels at manageable levels. It is a tough testing ground, situated on heavy, high calcium soils that are difficult to manage, with a background black-grass population of 2,000 plants/m2. Over the years, Agrovista has refined an autumn cover crop/spring cereal rotation to keep black-grass under control. A cover crop, based on black oats, is established in early autumn after a light cultivation to maximise black-grass establishment, before bulking up to condition and drain heavy soils over winter to enable spring drilling. The cover crop and ‘trapped’ black-grass are sprayed off ahead of the spring cereal, which is direct-drilled to minimise soil disturbance and black-grass emergence. “The aim is to get lots of black-grass to germinate in the autumn, and none in the spring,” says technical manager Mark Hemmant (right). “Everything else bolts on around this.” While spring cereals have been the cash crop of choice so far, recent work has shown that a return to winter wheat is feasible, but perhaps only one year in three on sites where the resistant black-grass seed burden remains very high, even after eight years of cultural and chemical controls.

Legume fallow – AB15 One option to help farmers return to winter wheat uses a legume fallow, based on the Countryside Stewardship AB15 option.

The official option was tweaked because it became swamped with blackgrass after being drilled in August, as per the guidelines, and it became puddled in the winter. Niall Atkinson (right), consultant and trials coordinator at Lamport AgX, comments: “It has done nothing to date for black-grass control or soil health, and environmentally the mowing stipulated in the scheme has been a bit of a disaster.” In the alternative option, a black oat and phacelia cover crop was established in August 2018 to trap black-grass and condition the soil. It was desiccated the following January and again just before the AB15 legume mix was established in the spring. “The mix grew away very well and we didn’t need to carry out successive mowing to control blackgrass. We sprayed it off in August 2020 and in October established winter wheat with a direct drill to minimise black-grass germination,” says Mr Atkinson. “You can see the odd black-grass plant but control is very acceptable – the wheat looks like a 10–12t/ha crop.” The winter wheat will be followed by a return to the cover crop/spring crop sequence for at least two years. “A second winter wheat might appear tempting, especially at current wheat prices,” says Mr Hemmant. “But black-grass explodes. Even after seven years of very low seed return, we still haven’t depleted the weed seed bank sufficiently to be able to rely on chemistry.” The modified AB15 is not allowed under midtier rules, being spring drilled, but could be under

A further method tested under extreme conditions could enable growers to return to winter wheat without sacrificing one or two years of cash cropping. This trial follows a third winter wheat crop that failed in summer 2019 after being overwhelmed by black-grass, despite a £150/ha herbicide spend. Half the plot was earmarked for ploughing and half for a cover crop/spring crop sequence. However, heavy autumn rains put paid to ploughing plans, thoughts of a cash crop were abandoned and a cover crop was established the following summer. In the other half, the cover crop was drilled on 5th September 2019, trapping black-grass and conditioning the soil. It was desiccated in early January and spring oats were direct-drilled on 27th March 2020 and went on to yield just under 8t/ha. “We then direct-drilled winter wheat in midOctober when conditions were on the limit,” says Mr Atkinson. “Despite that, two years after a disaster, the wheat looks almost as good as that following our modified AB15. “And we’ve also had an 8t crop of spring oats in the meantime and have ended up with very little black-grass. “Conventional wisdom says we should have pressed the reset button and ploughed, but this alternative appears to work well.”

Regenerative principles on test A further study at Lamport is assessing the prospects of reducing reliance on conventional agrochemicals. A plot of spring wheat was sown in late March, along with sweet allyssum to encourage beneficials and berseem clover to condition soil and fix nitrogen. “We’ve basically taken away conventional chemical inputs,” says Mr Hemmant. “We’ve used no fungicide seed treatments, no herbicides and minimal foliar fungicide.” The plot received 20kg/ha of controlled-release foliar N, replacing 100kg/ha of conventional N to reduce free nitrogen in the soil and to lower the carbon footprint. A comprehensive biostimulants programme was adopted, including Tiros seed treatment to fix N and, with seedbed-applied Phosphorus Liberator, to release soil phosphate. Amino acid products Klorofill and T6P were applied at conventional fungicide timings, along with L-CBF Boost, a food source for soil microbes and fungi. “This approach seems to have worked well,” says Mr Hemmant. “It’s a really interesting concept. If we can adopt areas of regenerative farming within a conventional system to make it more sustainable, that has to be good.” FG

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Arable Crusoe treated with T0 – 0.4-litres/ha Savannah (tebuconazole); T1 – 055-litres/ha Proline (prothioconazole); T3 – 1.35-litres/ha Firefly (prothioconazole + fluoxastrobin). No T2 spray.

All-rounder addition to fungicide armoury Cereal growers are expected to benefit from a potent new broad-spectrum fungicide in time for next season, complementing a host of recent wheat fungicide arrivals. Isoflucypram further strengthens an already strong 2022 fungicide armoury and Bayer claims its new class of SDHI comes at the right time, with concerns over possible yellow rust races and varietal breakdown. Bayer will pitch Iblon (isoflucypram) as the best wheat ‘all-rounder’, claiming septoria control equal to that of the best current septoria actives, with yellow rust protection equivalent or better than the current market leader (prothioconazole + benzovindiflupyr). Being partnered with prothioconazole, the strongest azole for stem-based and fusarium activity, completes its broad-spectrum proposition. To prove its point, Bayer put a range of fungicides to the test with susceptible varieties like Elation, Kinetic, Crusoe and Skyfall, and earlier this year we were invited to the company’s Long Sutton, Lincolnshire trial site to see the results. The combination of May rain and extended spray gaps meant that all treated plots carried some visible disease, however an inspection of plots appeared to back up Bayer’s positioning of Iblon as a potent all-round fungicide.

Crusoe treated with T0 – 0.4-litres/ha Savannah (tebuconazole); T1 – 055-litres/ha Proline (prothioconazole); T3 – 1.35-litres/ha Firefly (prothioconazole + fluoxastrobin). Plus Iblon used at T2 spray timing.

It was another unseasonal season at Long Sutton. April had 15 frost days, which continued into May. Spring sunshine levels were below the five-year average and temperatures remained cool – hardly getting above 15ºC for much of April or even May. But that didn’t stop disease taking off when warmer, wetter weather arrived late on, aided by compromised spray timings. “The weather delayed leaf emergence and stretched fungicide timings. The gap between T1 and T2 was slightly stretched at four weeks. It shows just how important timing is. Iblon and Revystar (mefentrifluconazole + fluxapyroxad) are the most potent septoria products but the gap meant some septoria still found its way into the upper canopy,” noted Bayer site manager, James Wilkins. Fortunately, the all-important flag leaf remained clean in treated plots – a point confirmed by qPCR testing. Visually, there was

nothing between Revystar and Iblon T2 plots, which was again confirmed by qPCR results. Tests taken in the middle of June showed infection levels in Kinetic on leaf 2 were 0.386pg/ ul and 0.251pg/ul respectively. Equally, there was nothing to separate Iblon and Elatus T1 trials in yellow rust-prone Skyfall. With strong septoria and yellow rust activity, and greening properties, Mr Wilkins says Iblon suits several scenarios. “Iblon will help build on our current fungicide portfolio, providing farmers and agronomists with enhanced protection beyond what they are already getting from Ascra Xpro (prothioconazole + bixafen + fluopyram) on both septoria and yellow rust. “Septoria and yellow rust are the predominant wheat disease threats – but in most seasons, crops face multiple disease threats, and a broadspectrum approach is often needed. Recent fungicide additions have lifted septoria or yellow rust control, but they fall short in their all-round disease spectrum. Isoflucypram is on a par with the best septoria products and equally as potent on rusts. It’s a good option regardless of what the predominant threat is,” reckons Mr Wilkins. Isoflucypram also looks good against brown rust. Picking out differences between Iblon and Elatus on Crusoe at Long Sutton was impossible. FG

T2 trial results showing treatment with Iblon (left) versus Revystar (right) indicating septoria control is on a par.

Physiological response to factor for 20/21? Fungicides were very much in the spotlight early in the spring of 2021. With cool, dry weather through most of April, the septoria and yellow rust visible early in the season faded away, leaving growers pondering T1 products and rates, and what return they got for the investment made. No farmer wants to overspend, but looking at untreated plots, cutting back too far – particularly with susceptible varieties – would appear to carry a certain amount of risk. You didn’t have to look hard in untreated Elation, Kinetic and Skyfall to see a significant loss of green leaf area. The 2019/20 season results at Long Sutton saw economic yield responses from 33 out of 38 varieties in trial. The mean yield response was 1.75t/ha, with the greater responses coming from yellow rust-prone varieties, but good responses were also recorded in resilient septoria varieties. Fungicide responses always vary by season, site and variety, but Mr Wilkins expects something similar again this season. “We saw last year over a 1t/ha response with Extase in a season where septoria wasn’t particularly threatening. I suspect this was partly down to physiological properties. It retained green leaf area long after GS39.” Mr Wilkins could have a point, as again Ascra and Iblon-treated Extase plots were noticeably green despite some time from T2 sprays. “Plots were drilled late here as October drilling windows were almost non-existent. We know Extase is a vigorous variety and fits a late drilling slot, despite its high septoria rating. But it does look particularly healthy, and I’m sure this isn’t just down to septoria control,” he concludes.

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A grass harvesting demonstration by Ernest Doe Power’s Ringmer depotbased team attracted visitors from across the region.

Superb attendance and support at East Sussex grassland demo An opportunity to see the latest grass harvesting machinery in action was welcomed by customers of Ernest Doe Power. David Williams was there. The event was on land owned by Plashett Park Estate, close to the dealer’s Ringmer depot, and featured brands including Case IH, SIP, KRM and Dal-Bo. The opportunity to view machinery in action soon after Covid-19 restrictions had relaxed was welcomed by farmers and contractors from across the region, and sales teams were busy dealing with enquiries throughout the day. New Case IH products included the long-wheelbase Puma, as well as the first high-density large square baler with feeding tines and a packer instead of a rotor to enter the UK. From SIP, a front mower with metal conditioning tines rather than plastic was working for the first time, along with a new tedder with hook tines.

SIP triple mowers was a big attraction and enquiries were equally split between the tractor and the mowers of which the front unit was the first with a metal tine conditioner. The new SIP tedder with hook tines also created a lot of enquiries, and the demonstration machine sold on the day.” David said the Dal-Bo grassland rolls did a great job, and that the quality of build also attracted interest from customers needing new rolls for arable crops. A KRM fertiliser spreader displayed also generated many enquiries from both arable and grassland farmers, and the KRM Carre grassland cultivator was bought by a farmer who saw it working.”

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“We were lucky with the weather, but I would especially like to thank host farmer Mark Peters for letting us use his land, and all the Ernest Doe Power staff, our supplier teams and customers who attended and made the day such a huge success,” David concluded. FG

“More than 200 customers attended; and although most were from East Sussex, others had travelled from West Sussex, Surrey and Kent,” explained Ernest Doe Power Ringmer branch and sales manager David Bush. “The long wheelbase Puma working with

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New metal tine option Explaining the new option of steel conditioning tines, SIP UK sales director Martin said that these were added following requests from customers. “Although they are only available on our front mower currently, they will be an option for all our mower-conditioners next year. We are often asked for them instead of plastic, although in most situations there is little difference in performance or wear rates.”

New high-density baler The Case IH LB436 HD is the first high density baler from Case IH available with a tine packer rather than a rotor. The cost is less than for a rotor-fed machine, and the baler is expected to appeal to those using it predominantly for straw, explained Case IH product demonstrator Ed Watson. The new baler has a larger and heavier flywheel driven through a twospeed gearbox with an integral clutch, which ensures gradual drive take-up and reduced wear and tear on the tractor. The baler plunger stroke has been increased from 50t pressure to 62t, and seven hydraulic rams around the bale chamber exert 22 per cent more pressure than the standard baler to produce straw bales of 500–550kg. The pick-up has nylon bands which are more durable than steel and reduce noise levels. TwinePro knotters tie double knots without tails, increasing appeal for livestock farms. Isobus class 3 TIM allows tractor control by the baler. The new baler also has hydraulic suspension which provides a smooth ride at transport speeds and allows the baler to be raised for maintenance under the machine, and it can be lowered making it easier to load twine spools.

Service keeps us coming back Trading as Countrymans Contractors and based at Lewes, East Sussex, business owner Ross Armour (pictured below centre) was at the event with machine operator Phil Goldsmith (left) and mechanic Peter Richardson (right). Ross explained that, as well as farming approximately 400ha of his own crops and grass, his business also provides a contracting service on approximately 280ha owned by other farmers. Contract hedgecutting is a speciality for local authorities and farms in the area. “Most of our machinery is from Ernest Doe Power,” explained Ross. “What the dealer offers in terms of product ranges and back-up is great and most of our tractors are Case IH including a Maxxum 125, a 150 and two new Puma 165 CVXs. “We run one set of mowers and, although SIP remains a relatively new name, we had no hesitation in investing in a Disc 300 rear mower and a Disc 300F front mower combination to replace a previous brand for this season. It’s well-built but competitively priced, and we are very happy with our decision. “We keep an eye on other brands, but the back-up from the Ernest Doe Power team keeps us coming back.”

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Machinery Grassland rejuvenator KRM is the sole importer for Carre products and the Prairial single-pass grassland rejuvenator is a popular model in the line-up. Two rows of spring-mounted straight tines cut through dead sward, and have an adjustable working angle to make them more or less aggressive. These are followed by two rows of spring-mounted levelling boards which reduce surface disturbance and distribute livestock manure. A rear spring-tine following harrow breaks up clods, removes loose thatch and ensures a level surface. A seeding unit can be fitted for one-pass grass establishment. Working widths are 3.0m with a rigid frame, and 4.5m and 6.0m with hydraulic folding. “Customers love the Carre harrow,” commented KRM area sales representative David Wagstaff. “It’s a product which impresses as soon as they see it working. The spring-mounted blades vibrate in the slots creating a narrow section of tilth which assists drainage and aeration and, like all other Carre products, it’s very strongly made.”

Meeting customer expectations SIP UK sales director Martin Holden said he expects the new hook tine tedder rotors, and steel tine conditioner options will result in increased sales. “Hook tines increase the working width and efficiency of each rotor, so fewer rotors are required and that saves money,” he explained. “Next year we will offer our narrower tedders with 4–8 rotors with larger diameter rotors and hook tines as a cost-effective option, but for wider machines with smaller rotors the straight tines remain the best option. New models include the six-rotor Spider 775 which rakes three rows, and which will be cheaper than the current three-row 815 with eight rotors. The range is also being increased to include even wider working widths up to 24m with 20 rotors as customers push for higher work rates.” Martin is pictured (left) with SIP product support specialist Charlie Thompson and Ernest Doe Power Ringmer branch and sales manager David Bush.

Impeccable service Trading as AR Peters & Son; host farmer Mark Peters is also delighted with the performance of SIP machinery having moved to the brand late last year. Plashett Park Farm is a mixed beef and arable enterprise, and also produces forage for sale. Calves are reared and sold or finished, and the farm also has a Bazadaise beef cattle herd. Approximately 400ha of grass is grown mainly on rented land for hay and haylage. “We used Lely grass harvesting machinery in the past which was purchased from Ernest Doe Power,” he explained. “We get on well with the team, so having seen SIP machinery working at a previous dealer demonstration we replaced our existing 12m Lely tedder with an SIP 15m model. The extra capacity is needed to make the most of work opportunities when the weather is favourable. “It’s easy to set up with features including simple spring release pins to adjust the working height, while hydraulic adjustment allows the rotor pitch to be altered to suit working conditions on the move. We noticed that the rake performed well in difficult conditions at this year’s demonstration, and will definitely look at SIP next time our machines are due for updating.” Other machines supplied by Ernest Doe Power include two Case IH tractors, a telescopic handler and the Axial Flow combine which is hired. “Hiring works well and the back-up is excellent. Last year we suffered a breakdown and needed a replacement part which wasn’t in stock. A part was removed from a combine in Essex while a member of the Ringmer team drove to collect it. As soon as the part arrived it was fitted and the combine returned to work in under eight hours. “We deal mainly with David Bush or Ryan Edwards and the service is impeccable. They always answer their phones and the combine engineer is happy for us to have his number too. It’s reassuring knowing the team is so accessible.” Pictured (l-r): Ryan Edwards, David Bush and Mark Peters.

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Many farmers in the Ringmer area already use Dal-Bo grassland rolls, and feedback at the event was very positive, explained Dal-Bo UK area sales manager Thomas Atkin. Advantages of the Greenline roll design include curved edges to reduce scuffing during headland turns, and DuoFlex hydraulic weight transfer between the units so that all exert similar working pressure, even on undulating ground. “The Greenline rolls are just the starting point and have brackets allowing a range of accessories and a seeder to be added later,” he said. “They are available in 3m mounted, and 6.3 and 8.3m trailed versions. With liquid ballast, the 6.3m model weighs up to 5,580kg, and the 8.3m model is up to 7,500kg. “Attendance at the event was impressive and it was great spending time with farmers and contractors who are considering purchasing our rolls, and also many who already use them – including the host farmer Mark Peters.”

An SIP trailed mower displayed at the event belonged to R Carr Partnership based at Cowden, near Edenbridge. The business is run by Jamie Carr and his father Richard who farm and also provide a contracting service specialising in grass harvesting. “We have a herd of Aberdeen Angus cows which are put to a Hereford bull, and make hay for our own use and to sell on,” he explained. “We also make hay for equestrian use on customers’ fields and bought our first SIP mowers this season to replace another brand. “We have always used Ernest Doe Power and enjoy a great relationship with the team, so when our previous mower was due for updating we only considered the SIP Disc 300. We don’t have many hills, but even on gentle slopes the trailed models feel more stable than mounted versions and they are easy to transport too. The mower is well made, and it has performed well and proved reliable this season. We expect to keep it for at least 10 years.” Case IH tractors are also used by the Carr family. “We run two Maxxum 125s, but most of the time we use the mower with our Puma 160 CVX. With CVT transmission there is no lag while the drive engages and there is no loss of drive during speed changes,” he added.

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Latest model impresses potential customers New Holland’s updated T7 Heavy Duty (HD) models share the same model numbers and power as their popular predecessors, but feature a new cab, extra comfort, additional features and advanced precision farming systems and connectivity to maximise working efficiency. David Williams had an early test drive. The new tractors were launched to European press through an online event in late July, and will be demonstrated for the first time at Tillage-Live in September. However, Farmers Guide was invited to visit a Leicestershire farm where a potential customer was evaluating the flagship T7.315 HD.

Exceeding expectations From the outside, the new Horizon Ultra cab appears similar to the previous version, but only two per cent of components are shared. Extra length and headroom adds 7.5 per cent more space. “There is a larger floor area, plenty of room for tall operators, plus extra space for the passenger improving ride comfort,” explained New Holland tractor

product specialist David Redman.

Improved visibility The glass area is 11 per cent larger. A new cab roof profile provides space to stow the sun visor out of sight without losing any of the view through the screen. The front wiper is relocated from the top to the bottom of the screen with a wider arc, and an extra sweep is made a few seconds after being switched off, ensuring the screen is clear. Visibility all around is improved. A steeper mudguard angle improves the view of the area beside the rear wheels, and has also created space for larger doors for better cab access. There is a clearer view of front and rear hitches and implements, and a front grille-mounted camera

is standard. A new light package with up to 24 LEDs is available, with programming in groups to suit different applications. The rear work lights can also be set to operate automatically when reverse is selected.

Extra comfort The in-cab noise level is only 66db, which New Holland claims is the quietest in the industry. David said that the quiet cab attracted a lot

of praise during testing, with many users commenting that they hadn’t realised just how quiet 66db is, in a working situation. Heating and air conditioning air flow is increased by 30 per cent, and the new cab comes with zone selection – using vents throughout the cab for effective distribution including behind the operator seat. Nine vents in the front console keep the windscreen mist-free in colder continued over…

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weather, while the operator’s feet are kept warm at the same time. The top-of-the-range Auto Comfort seat features lateral suspension and climate control. A media system with two speakers is standard but an upgrade to four speakers with a floormounted sub-woofer is an option.


The new SideWinder Ultra armrest and IntelliView 12 terminal are designed to allow the operator to get the most from the tractor. The smaller InfoView screen on the centre console displays essential operating information including travel and engine speeds as well as operating profiles.

On the demonstration tractor, the InfoView display was in its standard position behind the steering wheel, but the CentreView option relocates it to the middle of the steering wheel.

The ignition switch is relocated below the right-hand side window. Like the larger T8 Genesis, the T7 HD can also have a remote fob which unlocks the cab and provides key-less starting. If the fob is faulty, then the cab can be unlocked manually and a PIN code entered to start the engine. Another upgrade is extra storage. “Customers told us that they wanted more storage, and the new cab includes a 30-litre space behind the seat, a covered compartment behind the passenger seat with an integral USB charging point and a mains voltage socket, and there are also open storage trays on the right side of the cab, and a netted storage bin within the roof bezel.” “There is also a 12-litre fridge below the passenger seat with a shelf and room for two 2.5-litre drink bottles, and the option of an extra floor-mounted fridge powered from a socket in the foot throttle housing,” David added.

User-friendly controls

The new cab has a lot more space and storage, including a handy covered compartment behind the passenger seat with a USB socket and power supply. With the lid closed and the passenger seat folded, a large flat area is available.

The SideWinder Ultra armrest of the demonstration tractor had the optional ‘Mouse’ hydraulic joystick and the additional mini joystick which is expected to be popular for front loader or buck rake operation.

Most controls are logically grouped on the SideWinder Ultra armrest, and task set-up and monitoring is through the user-friendly IntelliView 12, 12in display. Eight armrestmounted configurable switches are colour-coded by LEDs, so that when functions are changed the colours also change to avoid errors or confusion. Options include programming joystick-mounted buttons for headland management sequences so that the user doesn’t have to move his hand from the control. Advanced connectivity allows operators to connect mobile devices to the tractor screen and operate them using buttons on the armrest. A pad of 15 rubber-faced buttons located by the main joystick, includes quick-keys to select menus for specific areas on the screen. Other options for menu selection include direct touch to the screen, or a handy scroll selector and button.

Steering wheel-mounted display The smaller InfoView screen displays essential operating information and is mounted on top of the front

console behind the steering wheel. A new CentreView display option moves it to the middle of the steering wheel – an industry first which ensures a clear line of sight.

Versatile controls The main multi-function joystick controls most driving functions as before, but it has gained a new ‘kill-switch’. This is the first time a button of this type has featured on a New Holland tractor, and pressing it disengages the PTO and deactivates the hydraulics. An additional ‘mouse’-joystick on the armrest is an option to operate the front and rear linkage. A small joystick can also be added, and is ideal for tasks such as buck-raking on a silage clamp – allowing one-hand operation of forward and reverse shuttling plus hydraulic linkage and spools while the other hand is used for steering.

New external controls Additional controls on the rear mudguards add convenience. As well as the usual linkage and PTO buttons, new configurable buttons can control spools, and select up to two memorised engine speeds. David said this offers particular advantages for tasks such as vacuum tanker operation, as the required engine and PTO speed can be selected from outside. A new engine stop button allows the user to attach an implement then stop the engine while the PTO shaft is connected, without having to return to the cab.

Flexible operation Forward, neutral and reverse are selected by a steering columnmounted lever, or the main joystick. Three operating speeds can be selected and stored, and adjusted through the IntelliView display or by a scroll wheel on the joystick. Other controls include transmission response in four stages. These range from gentle to aggressive acceleration and deceleration, and a fourth mode allows different responses to be selected for forward and reverse – ideal for tasks with a lot of shuttling such as working on a silage clamp. An exhaust brake activated by a heel switch is more convenient than before.

Future-proof design The next-generation PLM Intelligence used in the T8 Genesis as well as the latest T7 HD models will be adopted in all New Holland Next Generation equipment, so that continued over…

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general farm contracting services are offered, baling is a speciality. The seven baler fleet includes four square balers of which two are New Holland, plus three round balers including a baler wrapper.

Versatility attractive

Front linkage and a two-speed PTO are options. New Holland is also offering a 2,000kg ballast weight made up of 1,500kg and 500kg sections. A front Isobus socket is an option. TerraGlide front suspension is standard.

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customers find the same logic when switching machines. The MyNewHolland app connects to the MyPLMConnect portal, making it convenient for users to manage their fleet and farm data. Authorised dealers can also view machine data, helping plan servicing away from peak operating periods and improving fault diagnosis through error codes. New Holland Remote Assistance allows the display from the cab screen to be shared. Settings can be checked to improve performance and operating efficiency.

High expectations “The new T7 HD continues the popular family ‘feel’ of the current T8 Genesis and T7 HD models, but also introduces many new features to improve operating efficiency and assist users,” explained David. “The InfoView display in the centre of the steering wheel is a new concept, but it has proved extremely popular with test users who say it is in the ideal position.”

Test drive The farm selected for Farmers Guide’s test drive belongs to the Morris family, based near Lutterworth. Trading as Morris Brothers Contracting Ltd, the family farming business was started by Reg and Doreen Morris and is now run by directors Reg and Doreen, their sons Stephen and John and Stephen’s sons Joe and Ed. Arable crops are grown on owned and contract-farmed land, and a herd of Limousin x Charolais beef cattle and a flock of North Country Mule sheep provide meat for a chain of local butchers shops owned by relatives of the family. A very successful farm contracting business has been established, serving local land owners in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and although all

“We wanted to try the new T7 HD as we believe that there is a place on our fleet for a more powerful but versatile tractor,” explained Joe. “We have used Ford and then New Holland tractors since the 1960s when a Doe Triple D was operated. “We get on well with Andy Loxton and his team at the Russell Group’s Rothwell depot which looks after our area, and operate six New Holland tractors currently; including two T7.210s, two T6080s, a T7050 and a T6.175, plus two tractors of another brand. “However, we are considering a bigger tractor for square baling and heavy cultivations. We operate on some steep slopes and when conditions are heavy then our work rate is limited. A tractor with more power would allow us to make more of the baler’s potential and achieve better bales and higher work rates. We would also like to offer customers more primary cultivations, and a tractor with extra weight, traction and power would help us achieve that. One problem is that we can’t justify investing in a tractor to sit in the shed for most of the year, so whatever we buy has to be versatile and manoeuvrable, and suitable for almost any field, yard or transport task. The new T7 HD has a relatively low unladen weight for top-work, but can also be ballasted effectively for heavy draft work.”

Impressive performance Ed said that having tried the new tractor he was very impressed. “It’s 100hp more than our most powerful current tractors, but it doesn’t have a huge bonnet in front, and even on narrow roads it feels little different to our standard T7s. “We tried it on a 3m mower for which it had much more power than was needed, but it didn’t feel too large even in small meadows, and with so much power available we operated in economy PTO mode with the engine at a reduced speed, and it consumed less fuel than our own smaller tractors. Carrying out lighter tasks like the mowing, a tank of fuel lasted three days. We tried it on the large square baler too, and on our heavy cultivator and the extra power made a big difference. For long days baling it was very

comfortable, as the engine speed remained constant and it rocked less than the smaller tractors.” Other compliments regarding the new tractor’s features included the ability to programme the transmission for a task. “The transmission modes are a great feature. On the gentle setting, headland turns were much more comfortable, but for road travel – selecting a more aggressive response increased deceleration and acceleration when negotiating junctions – making it easier to negotiate other traffic.” Joe described ride comfort as “fantastic”, adding that minor roads in the area are very uneven. David pointed out that the test tractor had standard coil spring cab suspension, whereas uprated hydraulic suspension will be available for 2022 for an even smoother ride. Joe also appreciated the improved climate control and air distribution, including the ventilated seat. The low in-cab noise level surprised both users who agreed it made the tractor less tiring to drive during a 12-hour working day.

Safety and convenience Ed also liked the extra external controls on the rear mudguards. “Being able to configure the buttons to control attachments is handy, and the engine stop switch is a great feature. Anything which increases safety is welcome, and it removes any temptation for an operator in a hurry to connect the PTO while the engine is running. It also saves climbing into the cab with dirty hands just to switch off the ignition.”

User-friendly systems Although the new T7 HD is equipped

with a much higher level of precision farming capability than the farm’s own standard T7s, Joe commented that the IntelliView 12 display and SideWinder Ultra armrest controls were easy to get used to. “I was surprised – the number of adjustments that can be made are endless, but after a very short time I was used to the simple menus and found them straightforward to set up and use. I was especially impressed by the guidance which proved extremely accurate even without RTK, and it was great to be able to monitor task progress on the clear field maps. I also like the connectivity and ability to monitor the tractor’s work and performance through an app. It’s simple to use and with more of our fleet conncected in time, it would be a great management aid.”








Likely purchase “The new T7 HD is a big step up in terms of power and capability from our current tractors, but it doesn’t feel much bigger even in the yard. There is more power than we need for jobs such as fertiliser application or light cultivations, but if smaller tractors aren’t available then it could easily be used without costing a lot extra for fuel. On the road, with our large grain trailers, the performance was fantastic and it handled steep hills easily. With ballast fitted, it had no trouble putting the extra power down to the ground and adding it to our fleet would allow us to offer contract customers an improved service and higher work rates. “Having been able to try this pre-series tractor, it’s very likely we will invest in the production version when our next tractor is due for updating,” Joe confirmed. FG



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Vencomatic is on a mission to make poultry farming sustainable in every way and seeks to balance the operation of a successful business with the lowest possible environmental impact – whilst trying to achieve the highest animal welfare standards. The company says it continues to thrive by thinking differently, pushing boundaries, and listening to its customers – and it is always looking at new ways to increase production, whilst also decreasing the impact on the planet. Vencomatic systems are long lasting and highly efficient, improving production as a result. Excellent design and manufacturing of housing systems means customers report that they use less feed, the company adds. This, combined with a feed trough design to reduce wastage, means lower costs for farmers.

With sloping floors, Vencomatic minimises the amount of system eggs. Along with under-system scrapers helping reduce floor eggs, Vencomatic’s farmers have fewer seconds and reduced labour cost in collection, resulting in more eggs and increased return on investment. “We need to try to be as sustainable as possible and having equipment that is robust can add to that sustainability,” comments farmer Ivory Arden. Vencomatic housing systems are made to suit birds and farmers with equipment made to last, whilst minimising labour and resource usage. With knowledgebased designs, it creates climate solutions to provide a healthy climate and egg handling equipment to maintain egg quality. FG

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News Handler sales buoyant for north Midlands dealer B&B Tractors operates from four depots at Warsop, Tideswell, Fauld and Barnsley looking after customers in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. The family-owned and managed Pictured (l-r): Territory sales manager business was established in 1991 James Richardson, group sales manager and, as well as being a main Colin Blood and territory sales dealer for Agco, other key brands manager David Madin. represented include Vaderstad, Kuhn, Grimme, KTwo, Isuzu, Honda Manitou 741-140 V+ and Warwick Trailers, as well as Max lift capacity 4,100kg several complementary brands. Max lift height 6.9m The dealer took on the Manitou Max reach 3.9m franchise 13 years ago, providing sales, Transmission CVT service and parts support through Power 136hp three of its four depots, at Warsop, Fauld Hydraulic fl ow 170 litres/min and Tideswell. The full agricultural Overall height 2.38m product range is represented, and Overall width 2.39m the machines have proved popular with farmers and contractors across the trading area. Features include: The Manitou 741-140 Elite with a • High visibility windscreen 4.1t lift capacity and 6.9m maximum • Easy Step cab access lift height has an ideal specification for • JSM controls typical farm operations and the dealer • JSM Autopower has added it to its demonstration fleet • Auto-reversing fan for this autumn. Members of the sales • Hydraulic flow sharing team expect to be busy arranging on• Central lubrication farm trials. FG • Large choice of tyres

Driving down your fuel costs The Merridale range includes fuel management systems, fuel pumps and dispensers, fuel storage tanks, tank gauges and fuel management software for client and web-based solutions. Merridale systems are installed at over 4,000 sites throughout the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and Holland. Up to 400,000 vehicles fuel every day on a Merridale system.

Uncertified fuelling equipment could leave you at risk Since diesel was reclassified as a flammable liquid in June 2015, all fuelling equipment must meet strict standards and comply with EU regulations. Although nothing changed about diesel, the definition of a flammable liquid altered by changing the flashpoint of liquids covered by DSEAR to 21–60ºC, previously 21–55ºC. Diesel is generally recognised to have a flashpoint between 55 and 60ºC and is therefore now under DSEAR (The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002)

and ATEX (the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres). It is becoming increasingly common for insurers to refuse cover for equipment and hardware that is not certified to ATEX standards. This means that any fleet operator still using outdated and uncertified equipment is not only risking the health and safety of employees, but also financial difficulties and loss of equipment should an accident happen. All of Merridale’s new pumps and fuel management systems are certified or compliant to strict ATEX standards, giving the end-user peace of mind where safety is involved. Fleet operators still using old Merridale equipment may not need to worry about completely replacing their setup in order to be covered and comply with regulations, as most old systems can be fully upgraded to meet ATEX requirements. FG

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Hire company’s fresh outlook helps farms boost productivity and save money Since forming in 2015, Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd has grown to a fleet of 7,000 assets, 11 depots and 270 employees. Its core ethos is helping customers to improve productivity, and reduce operating costs and risks. We spoke to Ardent about its services and the benefits of hire over purchase. What services does Ardent provide? Assets in the hire fleet, which have an average age of less than three years, include: excavators (1.5–23t); telehandlers (6–20m); rollers (80cm–19t); dumpers (1–9t – a range of cabbed dumpers and dual views are also available); rough terrain forklifts; roto-telehandlers (21–32m); and a comprehensive selection of attachments and ancillaries. Increasingly, Ardent offers a range of agricultural telehandlers on short-, medium- or long-term hire. All are fitted with rear hydraulic hitches which are suitable for towing trailers or bowsers. Telehandlers are fitted to the highest possible spec, including air conditioning for additional operator comfort in summer; additional mirrors to improve visibility; brick guards to provide operator protection from objects falling from height; belly plates – to protect the underneath of the machine from protruding ground objects; chassis sway levelling – enables lifting to be undertaken on a slope; and strimech fork positioners – allowing the operator to position the forks electronically from within the cab – which reduces need to get out of the cab and reduces risk of slips trips and falls. Its comprehensive range of excavators is suitable for ditching, earth moving or muck shifting. The company only buys premium brands and, generally speaking, will only have one or two machine brands in each product category. Minimising variation ensures customers know what brand of equipment is being delivered and makes it easier to train people and service and repair equipment.

Taking a different approach The business has been on a transformation journey over the past four years and has deliberately

decided to take a different approach to the rest of the plant hire industry. CEO Jeremy Fish explains: “Ardent is new and our thinking is therefore new. If the traditional thinking is that something has never been done before, our instinct is to make that happen. If the traditional thinking is that something is too difficult, our instinct is to take that on. If the traditional thinking is that change is impossible, our instinct is to make changes immediately. This is who we are. And all underpinned by our values of Passion, Pace and Performance.” Mr Fish has an obsession with Net Promoter Score (NPS), which measures the extent to which customers will recommend Ardent to friends and colleagues. At the beginning of Ardent’s journey this was 35 against an industry average of 32. Today it is 70, which puts it on a par with some of the best customer experience providers in the world – including Amazon, eBay and Harley Davidson. Operations director Gareth Clements, says: “We are very passionate about serving the farming community. Although we work with some of the largest farming co-operatives and independent farm management groups, we’re very keen to develop our business in this area. We’re totally committed to providing the very service to support our farming colleagues. Our commitment is this: If you’re not 100 per cent satisfied with our equipment and service, you won’t pay for it. It’s as simple as that!”

Hire versus purchase A modern fleet offers a range of benefits, Ardent says, such as: better reliability; better fuel efficiency; most efficient emissions (for example Ardent’s fleet is increasingly Stage 5, which reduces particulate emissions); latest safety features; machines under

warranty – any issues are dealt with by the OEM dealer; and the latest and most modern telematics for remote monitoring. When it comes to hire versus purchase, if you purchase, you are stuck with the equipment for the life of the asset until you sell it, Ardent points out. Throughout this time, you’re incurring depreciation costs whether you’re using it or not, whereas if you hire you can simply pay for the asset for the duration you need it, then return it to the owner. If the asset breaks down, the owner will sort it. They’ll also service and maintain it as part of the hire price. If you own the machine, you’ll have to arrange this all yourself. If you hire equipment, you can specify the type of equipment you want along with its age profile. As new models become available you can benefit from these without incurring additional cost, particularly if you rent from a reputable supplier like Ardent that keeps its fleet modern and up to date. Companies like Ardent are innovating all the time to find ways of increasing productivity and reducing costs for customers. Hiring means you benefit from this expertise which could save you money in the long run. Finally, renting means you don’t need the capital required for a purchase – you can put that capital into other things to help grow your business.

Finally, what’s new for Ardent? Ardent now offers a full not-for-profit carbon offsetting service that was recognised at the 2021 Hire Association of Europe Hire Excellence Awards. For just a few pence extra a week customers can make their hires completely carbon neutral and thus help save the planet. Full details are on Ardent’s website: FG

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100th HORSCH sprayer sold by MANNS

MANNS proudly supporting Gawdy Hall Estates.

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100th HORSCH sprayer sold by MANNS

HORSCH and CLAAS have partnered at dealers across the country to provide outstanding products supported by outstanding service. HORSCH-trained product specialists help you get maximum productivity from your machine, now and throughout its working life. MANNS Saxham Tel: 01284 777700

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Celebrations for sale of 100th sprayer Claas main dealer Manns is celebrating the sale of its 100th Horsch sprayer less than four years since it took on the brand. David Williams reports. Carrying special decals identifying it as the 100th sprayer sold by the dealer, the Horsch Leeb 6.300 PT was delivered to Gawdy Hall Estates Ltd in early August. A Horsch Sprinter 6m drill was also delivered to the customer at the same time by the team at Mann’s Halesworth depot. Gawdy Hall Estates farms approximately 800ha of ring-fenced land near Harleston in Norfolk. Some of the land is forest, sheep are grazed on parkland and there is a poultry breeding unit rented out to a local producer. Most of the land is arable cropping including winter wheat, winter barley, spring barley, oilseed rape, spring beans and forage maize. “Our typical rotation is two wheats then two barleys followed by oilseed rape or beans, or forage maize on the lighter land – but a lot depends on the black-grass situation,” explained managing director David Green.

More flexible drilling A plough is still used when needed, although inversion tillage is avoided where possible and the policy in recent years has been to drill later in the autumn, allowing extra time between crops to tackle black-grass. A 5m Vaderstad TopDown primary cultivator is followed by a Vaderstad NZ spring-tine cultivator, or a RexiusTwin press if conditions are dry and cloddy. Until this year an 8m pneumatic drill was used, but this has been replaced by the new Horsch Sprinter for this autumn. “Our previous drill was excellent when conditions were good, but it struggled with drilling later in the autumn when soils were wetter, so we had to have something more versatile,” continued David. “With more spring cropping there is less autumn drilling so a 6m drill is adequate and it also fits in with our change to 36m tramlines.” Features which attracted David to the Sprinter drill include its wide tine spacing allowing plenty of space for trash to flow through. “All of our straw is baled currently but we don’t know what will happen in the future and if we move to chopping rather than baling behind the combine then we know the Sprinter will cope. It can direct drill when conditions are favourable or work on ploughed or sub-soiled land, so whatever establishment

techniques we change to in the next few years the drill will be suitable. “Manns provided a demonstration establishing a crop of spring barley and we were all impressed by its performance and the build quality, and the ease of setting it up.” Modifications to the drill by the dealer have further increased its versatility. A rear mounting platform was installed allowing an additional hopper to be carried, so seeding, fertiliser placement and slug pellet application can all be achieved in one pass.

First Horsch sprayer Many brands of self-propelled sprayer have been used by the farm, but the new machine is the first Horsch. “The back-up we knew we would get from Manns was the major factor in choosing the Horsch sprayer and the drill,” continued David. “We had three very impressive demonstrations of the Leeb 6.300 PT by Manns field sales manager Ben Marsh and the Halesworth depot team. The technology behind its design and the build quality are fantastic, and we don’t believe that any other sprayer offers better boom control and suspension. We have increased our spraying width from 32m to 36m and also changed from granular to liquid fertilisers so the new sprayer will be busy and reliability is essential as opportunities to carry out applications are often limited by weather.” The new sprayer has Boom Control ProPlus height control, allowing boom operation down to just 40cm, and it also has 25cm nozzle spacing. “The boom suspension is fantastic and the 25cm nozzle spacing will be used to optimise coverage while applying pre-emergence chemicals,” explained the farm’s main sprayer operator Dan Marshall. “It has a TopCon control terminal which is easy to use and similar to what we have used in the past in other machines.”

Unbeatable service Other machinery purchased from Manns in recent years includes a Claas Lexion 7700TT combine with a 35ft header, a Xerion 5000 tractor, a Claas Scorpion telehandler and two Stewart trailers. “Our

Claas dealer Manns has sold its 100th sprayer less than four years after taking on the Horsch franchise, to Gawdy Hall Estates Ltd, near Harleston, Norfolk. The sprayer was delivered in early August with the farm’s new Horsch 6m Sprinter drill.

first Claas product was a Scorpion handler in 2012, which was upgraded to a larger 5t model a few years ago,” said David. “We then bought the two trailers followed by the Lexion combine, although until we had a demonstration I wouldn’t have believed we would ever change from our previous brand. “Having struggled to harvest crops at the optimum time due to adverse weather during several harvests, we tried the Claas combine three years ago. Its twin rotors achieved much higher work rates, the sample was cleaner and it used significantly less fuel. We continue to be delighted with its performance.”

Versatile tractor The Xerion 5000 replaced a large articulated tractor used for primary cultivations. “It was on dual wheels so moving it around on the narrow lanes was always a problem, and it spent most of the year in a shed as it was only suitable for a few tasks. The Xerion 5000 is a lot more versatile and with its 900mm tyres and operating in crab steering mode, the weight is distributed over a large area to reduce compaction. It’s very flexible in terms of ballasting too, and we can add weight over the rear axle to increase traction for heavy draft work and it handles our mole continued over…

Pictured with the new sprayer (l-r): Manns field sales manager based at Halesworth Ben Marsh; Manns general sales manager and brand manager for Horsch and Stewart Trailers Chris Chilvers; machine operator Dan Marshall; Manns Horsch product specialist based at Halesworth Dan Sherwood; machine operator George Barnby, and Gawdy Hall Estates managing director David Green.

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plough and Rexius press with ease,” said operator George Barnby.

Applying combine service to sprayers Manns Horsch brand manager Chris Chilvers said that taking on the Horsch franchise has proved very successful for all the depots in the dealer’s network. “We expected the whole range of products to be popular with professional users in our trading area, but we never expected to sell this number of sprayers,” he explained. “Within the first 18 months, sprayer sales were mounting up and we realised that we would have to adapt the way we handled them to ensure we could provide the back-up customers needed. Put simply – we had to look after sprayer users for 10 months of the year in the same way that we were used to looking after combine users for two months during harvest. Every depot has a fully trained Horsch specialist with a service van dedicated to Horsch machinery.” Chris said similarities between the Horsch and Claas businesses have helped. “Both are family owned and share a similar ethos and values. The Horsch UK team is always available to assist, including out of the usual working hours and customers value that.”

willing to provide advice and support with any of the Claas or Horsch products. When we depend so much on the reliability of machines such as our combine, drill and sprayer, good after sales support is essential, and we have that from the Manns Halesworth depot.” FG The Horsch Leeb 6.300 PT self-propelled sprayer has a 6,000-litre tank, 36m booms with Boom Control ProPlus boom height control, TopCon guidance and a 350hp engine. It replaces the farm’s previous 32m sprayer. Dan Marshall (in the seat) will be its main operator and he describes the boom performance of the demonstration machine trialled last year as ”fantastic”. George Barnby, pictured with Dan, will also operate the new sprayer.

Brilliant back-up David describes the back-up from Manns’ Halesworth depot and particularly the Horsch service specialist Dan Sherwood as “brilliant”. “Dan lives locally which helps, but he is always

Pictured (l-r): Manns general sales manager and brand manager for Horsch and Stewart Trailers Chris Chilvers; Gawdy Hall Estates managing director David Green; machine operators Dan Marshall and George Barnby; Manns field sales manager based at Halesworth Ben Marsh, and Manns Horsch product specialist based at Halesworth Dan Sherwood.

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New TTV claimed to be ahead of the competition The new 7-Series TTV by Deutz-Fahr includes the 7250 TTV and 7250 TTV HD, which offer greater comfort and higher traction force paired with highest efficiency through the new SDF TTV Compound Transmission. So confident is Deutz-Fahr of the 7-Series’ high quality, reliability and lowest running cost, that the engine oil replacement interval has been increased to 1,000 hours, while the transmission has been increased to 2,000 hours. The Deutz TCD 6.1 Stage 5 engine now offers up to 247hp and a maximum torque of 1,072Nm. The new SDF TTV Compound Transmission – equipped with the PowerZero function and the well-known PowerShuttle – ensures excellent pulling performance and highest acceleration, while reaching 60kph at less than 1,800 engine rpm (40kph at less than 1,200 engine rpm). The TTV transmissions offer the perfect combination of two extremely efficient hydrostatic units paired with optimised mechanical components. The new powertrain guarantees extreme robustness through a high mechanical power flow in typical working conditions at low and high speeds. Larger diameter rear tyres (2.05m) are now available for the new 7-Series TTV, and the payload

has been increased to up to 6.5t, with a gross vehicle weight of 15.5t. This increases to 16t with the 7250 HD version. Intelligent front axle suspension is available, as are dry disc brakes, for improved road safety. The turning circle has also been reduced by almost 2m. A new steeper hood and raised cab, ensures greater all-round visibility. The front 5,450kg lift capacity can be coupled with the Dual Speed front PTO to provide a change of the PTO speed from 1,000 to 1,000ECO in the InfoCentre. ECO PTO speeds at the rear too, allow the operator to work at partial speeds, providing clear advantages in terms of consumption and reduction of wear. The new 7-Series hydraulic circuit is independent from the transmission lubrication circuit, while the Load Sensing pump is available with three different flow rates with up to 210-litres/min. Thanks to the new CleanOil hydraulic system, there are 90-litres removable oil capacity. Furthermore, the electronic control of all the distributors means that they can be programmed and controlled

proportionally. The new 7-Series TTV is TIM ready, allowing two-way communication between the tractor and implements, further improving efficiency and work quality. For the first time in this power range the Deutz-Fahr engineers developed for the new 7-Series TTV Front-Loader Light and ReadyKit. Together with the Profiline FZ80.1 front loader 7-Series TTV is a real loader tractor. It also has a new lifting height of more than 4.5m and a breakout force of 3770 daN. The renewed MaxiVision cab can be equipped with an improved pneumatic

suspension, a practical bar mount for the installation of additional monitors, as well as a pneumatic seat which can swivel up to 23 degrees. The 7-Series is equipped with the new SR20 GNSS RTK satellite receiver. The Auto-Turn function enables the tractor to turn at headlands automatically. The iMonitor3, allows the control of all the functions of 7-Series tractors and allows data exchange with Agrirouter. New functions include Via XTEND, which allows the screen to be cast wirelessly to external tablets. The new 7-Series TTV also offers as standard a data management package and SDF Fleet Management free of charge for the first year. This allows remote diagnostics to improve the communication flow between dealer and driver. Depending on towing requirements, the new 7-Series TTV can be equipped with hydraulic and/ or pneumatic trailer brakes. The Dual Mode function allows it to connect old and new models of hydraulic braked trailers. The advanced Trailer Brake Management (aTBM) optimises trailer braking performance. An engine brake is also available, which activates the E-visco fan to increase the deceleration capacity. FG

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NORMAC to return bigger than ever in 2021 After being unable to host the event last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, organisers of the NORMAC Cultivation Demonstration say it will go ahead as a live event this year and is set to be the largest show yet. The Norfolk Farm Machinery Club is well-known for staging practical demonstrations of farm machinery, from its inception 75 years ago. Today, with a strong focus on the importance of conserving soils, cultivation machinery has very much come to the fore, and the Club has been staging a cultivation demonstration every two years for a number of years now. The 200-acre site is fully booked, with more than 50 companies exhibiting a wide range of agricultural machinery, products and services. As the NORMAC Demonstration will be just about the only agricultural show in East Anglia this year, the Club is expecting a record crowd of farmers,

contractors and machinery specialists to the site in south west Norfolk. NORMAC county organiser Chris Thomas says the focus of the event is very much on cultivations and soil health. There will be several soil pits at the event, and experts on hand. The event’s organisers say it would not be possible to stage an event of this nature without the help of its host, Albanwise Farming Ltd, which has made its land available for the event. As it is a large site, buses will be available to take visitors around if they prefer not to walk. Plenty of refreshments will be available and, for the first time this year, a bar. Those who are NRoSo or BASIS registered will be able to collect points from a number of companies. The free all-day event is taking place on 8th September at Downham Market, from 8am. For further details, visit FG

New technology in tyres manufactured by Continental helps to minimise soil compaction and fuel consumption. The tyres are also able to operate at higher speeds and have been designed to maximise operator comfort. The range of very high flexion (VF) tyres are the pinnacle of tyre technology and Continental offers a wide range to suit a variety of vehicles. “We have developed tractor, combine harvest and loader tyres including a hybrid VF tractor tyre that is perfect for the road to field transitions needed during harvest,” agricultural tyre specialist, Richard Hutchins, says. The Continental VF TractorMaster Hybrid tyre tread is designed to be comfortable on the road and offer excellent grip in the field. It also features ContiPressureCheck, a heat and pressure sensor that sends data about the tyre to a cab mounted terminal. If this is coupled with onboard inflation technology, tyre pressure can also be adjusted without leaving the tractor. “Underinflated tyres on the road increase fuel consumption, whilst overinflated tyres in the field lead

to increased soil compaction. The ContiPressureCheck sensor in the hybrid tyre helps the operator to monitor and choose the correct pressure to make the vehicle kinder to the soil and more efficient on the road,” explains Mr Hutchins. The Hybrid tyre was developed using computer modelling at Continental’s new agricultural manufacturing facility in Lousado, Portugal. It has been designed specifically for high road use and transitioning from road to field in a way that minimises soil compaction. “If towing heavy trailers during harvest the VF tyre can carry 40 per cent more load than a standard tyre at the same pressure. The structure of the VF tyre carcass is more resistant than standard tyres, so it can operate at lower pressures in the field and at higher speeds on the road,” Mr Hutchins concludes. FG 81835

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Productivity the focus at German press event Fendt’s annual press event at its German headquarters was broadcast online again this year as a result of continuing Covid-19 restrictions. David Williams was ‘there’. Industry-leading smart solutions and farm-focused product and service developments were among areas highlighted as priorities by Agco chairman and CEO, Eric Hansiota, as he opened the conference. He stressed Fendt’s full line strategy remains a focus providing farmers with a full range of products for planting to harvesting grain and grass.

FendtOne more widely available Updates to most product lines featured at the event, including smart farming solutions through added functionality and wider availability of the FendtOne operating system. Initially introduced only for 700 Vario and 400 Vario tractors, FendtONE will soon be available for 500 Vario, 900 Vario and 1000 Vario models too. Fendt pointed out that FendtOne

doesn’t only benefit the operator, and features such as Fendt Task Doc also make it easier to maintain accurate work and field records which are increasingly needed to meet legislative requirements. The onboard in-cab displays are customisable, and the operator can select display layouts and areas to suit the task, such as using the 12in terminal on the armrest to display field maps while a second 12in display in the roof provides implement set-up and monitoring as well as control through Isobus.

Easier control Other advantages of FendtOne include easier control of complex machinery. A new 3L joystick can have up to 27 assigned Isobus functions in three levels, so that while the main multifunction joystick is used to control the tractor, the 3L joystick can operate complex

FendtOne is operator friendly and efficient.

Fendt 900 Vario and 1000 Vario tractors have new laminated glass windows for quieter and safer operation.

Isobus-equipped implements. Tractor Implement Management (TIM) is also available, allowing tractor control by the implement for maximum productivity.

T1 advanced functions Power+ and Profi+ include basic lane guidance as standard and are Fendt Guide-ready. Additional advanced functions for precision farming include Fendt Contour Assistant, Fendt T1 Auto and Fendt T1 Headland. Fendt T1 Headland is available from this November. It includes Fendt T1 Auto and Fendt T1 Turn Assistant. T1 Auto triggers the headland sequence steps as the headland line is passed without the user having to touch the joystick. T1 Turn Assistant causes the tractor and implement to turn automatically at each headland selecting the most efficient route, and avoiding unnecessary overlaps while saving time and fuel. It can also be programmed to carry out Y turns and K turns using reverse. Fendt customers with FendtOne workstations already installed can upgrade to include T1 functionality for free in 2022.

900 and 1000 Vario updates Fendt 900 and 1000 Vario models feature extra updates including an optional self-cleaning air filter which combines continuous dust extraction with active filter cleaning in 30-second cycles. The filter is blown out on the move using air from an integral compressed air tank. While the filter is being blown out, the fan speeds up to remove dust from the engine area. A specially developed filter cartridge is needed, with a service life of two years. Cab upgrades include laminated safety glass as standard as well as a heated windscreen. The laminated glass reduces noise levels and provides a safer working environment.

Fendt 500 Vario The 500 Vario gains FendtOne and the ability to perform complex loader operations easily through the 3L joystick. An Isobus socket is added at the front. Cab options include the VisioPlus with a split windscreen and a door on the right and left, or the Panorama cab with a continuous windscreen and door on the left, or doors on both sides as an option.

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Machinery One new product announced by Fendt which won’t be available in the UK is the all-new Rogator 900 sprayer.

Alternative fuels Fendt is continuing development of its fully electric e100 Vario, and has announced its involvement with a research project based on a German fruit farm. This involves replacing hail protection nets and membrane sheets with agrivoltaic panels which generate electricity – some of which is used to power the tractor, and addressing conflicts in land use for energy production and agriculture.

upper sieves. A new curved step profile means that heavier grains gather in the lower section while lighter grains accumulate above. With the curved profile, there is a wider air outlet, increasing the air volume for more efficient cleaning. With two drop levels, most short straw and chaff is separated at the first level and remaining non-grain components are separated on the second. The cleaning system works over four sections and two return floors ensure even distribution and coverage across the preparation floor. Residue handling is improved with the Active-Spread SwingFlow straw distributor which can achieve an even spread; including in tough humid harvesting conditions.

Fendt straw-walker combines gain telematics.


The e100 Vario is all-electric.

Combine updates For 2022, Fendt’s Ideal will be available with RTK guidance preinstalled for steering accuracy within 2cm. New tyre options for Ideal 7 and Ideal 8 are designed for combines operated on narrow roads in Germany, France and southern Europe. With 710/70R42 tyres fitted – both models will have an outer width under 3.3m, while the wheel diameter optimises the ground contact area. The cleaning system of the Ideal 9 is improved with the reshaping of the drop-down steps to the

Ideal and C and L straw-walker models can all be equipped with Fendt Connect telematics. This allows performance monitoring including speed, fuel and AdBlue consumption as well as location data through a PC or smartphone. Ideal users can also monitor harvest data including yield, moisture and machine settings. Dealers can access the machine data with the owner’s permission, including fault codes for quick remote diagnosis of problems. Fendt Connect is standard on Ideal, and an option for C- and L-series models.

Capacity increased More than 650 Ideal combines are already working, and production capacity at the combine factory has been increased to meet growing demand. Sales for 2021 for Europe and the Middle East are expected to total 425 units across the range.

Fendt Slicer mowers have been updated.

Grassland machinery Fendt Slicer mowers and Former rakes were added to Fendt’s range in 2017, and since then the line-up has grown. Several models have been updated and the latest 310 F front mower comes with a swing hitch giving a range of +/-7.5 per cent to adapt to ground contours. Hydraulic load relief is an option for the 310 F KC with a tine conditioner, and the

310 F RC with a roller conditioner. This regulates the ground pressure for the entire mower unit and helps reduce dirt ingress in wet working conditions. The 310 F front mower is also available with a hydraulic folding side guard, allowing preparation for road transport without leaving the cab. Slicer 860 and 960 rear mowers have a new SafetySwing mechanical collision safety system to help prevent damage. Slicer front mower conditioners come with adjustable conditioning, allowing the intensity of the grass treatment to be adjusted in five steps. Fendt Slicer 310 F front, and 860 and 960 rear mowers come with a blade box and blade change key allowing quick blade changes in the field for reduced downtime. Fuel savings can be achieved by reducing the PTO drive speed to 850rpm while maintaining working performance.

Fendt Former

Ideal combines come with RTK guidance capability from the factory.

Latest Fendt Former 12545 and Isobus-compatible Former 12545 Pro rakes are available with a hydraulic lowering chassis giving a transport continued over…

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Machinery …from previous page

Loader wagon

height under 4m in transport mode without removing the tines.

A new Fendt all-in-one Tigo VR loader wagon joins current Tigo PR and Tigo XR models. With additional TIM and Fendt Stability Control self-levelling, the new VR has the same compact dimensions as the Tigo PR. The Tigo VR series includes two models – the Tigo 65 VR has 38m3 capacity and the Tigo 75 VR has 44m3. Blades chop to 37mm and their shape ensures a long, shearing cut. Both wagons have a multifunctional bulkhead with VarioFill as standard. The 2m swinging pick-up with seven tine rows ensures efficient feeding, and the wide pick-up width makes it easy to work around corners. Hydraulic drive allows stepless pick-up speed control from 70–150rpm to suit the conditions. The FlexSharp knife sharpener is an option allowing blades to be sharpened on-board. Because it operates as a separate unit, it can also be used to sharpen knives from round or square balers from Fendt and other brands. Fendt Stability Control ensures safe use on slopes and stable road handling, with full suspension travel always available regardless of the load.

Rotana round balers New options for Fendt round balers include an onboard film wrapping system for the Rotana 130 F. This allows bale wrapping using film only, while net wrapping remains available. The roller positions allow quick changing of wrap types making it easy to switch between straw and grass bales during work windows. Other upgrades include a clean water tank and soap dispenser; allowing hands, tools and machine parts to be cleaned easily. An optional hydraulic support foot makes it easier to hitch or unhitch the Rotana 130F Combi and Rotana 160 V Combi.

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The Tigo can also be used to transport other goods and it can be ordered without feed rollers but with a reversible scraper floor instead. TIM allows fully automatic in-field operation with the wagon controlling the tractor. Travel speed is adjusted based on monitoring of the pick-up load and speed allowing maximum working speeds to be maintained while matching the conditions.

Targeted spraying Agco has entered a collaboration agreement with Bosch Xarvio Digital Farming Solutions to evaluate targeted spraying technology to improve the efficiency and

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Pre-harvest machinery event is popular with customers A machinery event with a harvest theme arranged by G&J Peck Limited with New Holland attracted a constant flow of visitors throughout the day. David Williams was there.

A late July one-day, pre-harvest event by G&J Peck at its Spalding, Lincs depot attracted visitors from across the trading area, many expecting to commence harvesting soon after.

The event, at Peck’s Spalding, Lincs depot, was used to promote the latest range of New Holland products and the dealer’s new MacDon combine header franchise. MacDon headers have been taken on to complement the established excellent range of New Holland Varifeed headers that are currently used on both their conventional and rotary combines. The new FD2 FlexDraper header displayed at the event is one of the first new generation MacDon headers to become available, and will be the dealer’s demonstrator this harvest. New Holland tractors, combines, implements and a telehandler were

displayed along with Amazone drills and a Teagle offset flail topper. There was also a special edition New Holland T7.230 Auto Command tractor celebrating G&J Peck’s 175 years of trading. The commemorative tractor is a one-off, in Monsoon Pearlescent grey and with detailing in Fiat Broom yellow. Special decals have also been designed. “It will move the demonstration combine header trailer around this harvest, but it is also available for demonstrations, and if someone wants to buy this unique tractor then it is for sale,” explained G&J Peck New Holland sales manager (Spalding) Tom Clark.

Commemorating 175 years

Increased output and versatility MacDon headers are new to G&J Peck for season 2021 and will be available through the New Holland sales team and available for the other major combine brands. MacDon, based in Canada, has manufactured headers for more than 70 years and MacDon Europe was set up in 2016 to supply and support the product range as numbers increased. The main advantage is head-first crop feeding from each side of the table to ensure efficient threshing. “Our headers often allow harvesting an hour earlier in the mornings and an hour later at night, without the usual risk of blocking the combine,” explained MacDon UK & Iberia product support specialist Rob Brough. FlexDraper header tables are in three sections across the width for accurate ground contour following. The stubble height is set by groundfollowing skids or wheels and the ground pressure is adjusted from the combine through a simple spring tensioning system. The reel is in two sections allowing each side to adjust to match the table movement and ensuring that the crop is pushed onto the table from the correct height, and allowing operation close to the ground. The reel can also be pushed out ahead of the knife to lift laid or short crops and reduce losses. The previous FD1 version remains available in a 25ft working width, but the new FD2 is available for next harvest in widths up to 50ft. The combine’s mechanical drive powers the table feed drum and a large hydraulic pump drives all other components. Upgrades on new FD2 headers include hydraulic driven knives, replacing previous belt transmission. Other FD2 improvements include deeper knife sections with an improved profile for more efficient cutting in heavy crops, and 50in cross belts which are 20 per cent deeper than before for increased capacity and reduced seed losses.

Complementary brand

In pride of place was the special edition New Holland T7.230 Auto Command – celebrating G&J Peck’s 175 years of trading.

New Holland brand manager Stewart Barnett commented: “We have a superb range of New Holland combines with excellent standard headers, but for those wanting increased capacity and the ability to work when conditions are even more challenging then we expect MacDon headers to appeal. Most customers who attended the show day looked at the new header, and many potential users came especially for a preview. We have a lot of demonstrations to fit in during the coming weeks as soon as harvest starts.”  Pictured with the MacDon header at the open day are (l-r): Henry Potter, Leon Gardner, Richard Greenacre, Stewart Barnett, Rob Brough, Myles Shastko and Tom Clark.

Drilling solutions Amazone products included the Cayena 6m tine drill and a power-harrow combination drill. “Both are the dealer’s demonstration machines,” explained Amazone 3C sales specialist Oliver Watson. “The Cayena drill is proving especially popular and its simple design with three rows of 15mm tine coulters allows operation in challenging conditions when larger pneumatic drills won’t work. A full-width rubber tyre packer consolidates the seedbed ensuring seed to soil contact while also creating a weatherproof surface which resists capping. Demand for traditional power-harrow combination drills continues to be strong after two wet winters, but the Cayena is an increasingly popular alternative.” Oliver (right) is pictured with Tom Clark. September 2021 67

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Machinery Improved threshing performance Representatives of farmers and contractors WR Chapman & Sons were at the event. Based at Birthorpe, Lincs, the family business farms approximately 1,000ha and the contracting enterprise specialises in spraying and Avadex applications. Crops include winter wheat, spring barley, beans, and oilseed rape – although there is a smaller OSR area grown this year. New Holland combines have been operated for many years and the two most recent were both supplied by G&J Peck. A CR9080 is currently used. “We find New Holland combines reliable and they hold their value well,” explained Richard Chapman. “When we moved

to New Holland, we stopped suffering the breakdowns we experienced with our previous brand.” Richard has requested a demonstration of the MacDon FlexDraper header. “We are keen to achieve a more even crop feed to optimise the threshing performance,” he continued. “We believe that a MacDon header would also allow us to start earlier and finish later each day, increasing our output so that more of the crop can be harvested in peak condition. We also have some fairly steep slopes and believe it would reduce our losses. We spend all year trying to grow good crops, so it makes

Pictured are (l-r): Richard Chapman, Tom Clark, Robert Chapman, Toby Chapman, William Chapman and Jack French who is employed on the farm.

sense to pick up as much of them as possible. “We currently use a 30ft header, but would like to change to something wider which would also help us to move towards a 12m Controlled Traffic Farming system. The Peck’s team gives us great back-

up and engineer Mel Eeles knows the machines inside out and will often solve issues over the phone reducing downtime. We used to update the machine every five years, but improved reliability means they are being kept longer and we still suffer only minor issues.” FG

Enthusiastic team New Holland area sales manager David Carver said that demand for New Holland tractors through all of G&J Peck’s depots is growing. “Tractors of all sizes are used across the trading area, although T7 models with AutoCommand CVT transmission are most popular. Two new area sales managers were recently recruited by the dealer – Leon Garner at Ramsey and Henry Potter at Spalding, and they have joined an enthusiastic sales team which is proud to show off the brand. New models coming later this year include the T6 Methane Power gas-fuelled tractor which has already created a great deal of interest, particularly from vegetable and root crop producers.”

Pictured (l-r): Henry Potter, Stewart Barnett, Leon Gardner, David Carver, Tom Clark, Richard Greenacre, Rob Mills, Francesca Jacobs and Trevor Wyatt.

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New combine models bring dramatic productivity upgrades

The threshing, separation and cleaning systems are all uprated, and the cab is larger and more comfortable.

Claas has announced a new Trion combine series to replace its Tucano and Avero models. David Williams attended the launch. The new Trion line-up has been in development for 10 years, and includes 20 models. There are five and six straw walker conventional models as well as single- and twin-rotor hybrids, plus Montana hillside and Terra Trac versions. The Trion replaces the popular Tucano range and smaller Avero models, although the base Avero 320 remains in the price list for next year. Top models in the Trion series fill the capacity gap between the largest Tucano and smallest Lexion models created when new 5000 and 6000-series Lexions were introduced last year. The Trion range comes with many key features unique to Claas in combines of this size. These include a massive separation area, Jet Stream air separation across the range, new British-built Cummins engines, a brand new Claas cab, large grain tank capacities and an extensive range of chopping options. There are two 500-series five straw walker models; three 600-series six walker models; and three 700-series Hybrid models – including two single rotor and one double rotor.

separation. Straw walker models have open walkers 4.4m long with four steps. Total separation area is 6.25m2 for Trion 500 models and 7.48m2 on Trion 600 models which Claas claims is the largest in the size class. Trion 720 and 730 Hybrids come with a single 4.2m long, 570mm diameter rotor with six grates, while the larger Trion 750 has twin 4.2m long, 445mm diameter rotors with five grates. Claas has added its proven ‘bomb-door’ rotor flaps which adjust hydraulically to direct separated crop to the upper side of the sieves when working on slopes. Rotor speed can be infinitely adjusted through Cebis independently of the APS. Jet Stream air separation is standard with six or eight fans. 3D sieves are an option on Trion 500 and 600 models, while 4D is available for Trion 700 models. Auto Slope fan speed adjustment, Cruise

Trion 520 530 530 Montana

The APS primary threshing system is used to thresh out up to 90 per cent of the grain, leaving just 10 per cent to be dealt with during secondary separation. Trion 500 and 700 models have a 1,420mm wide threshing area, while Trion 600 models have 1,700mm. Previous Tucano models had either 1,320mm or 1,580mm. The APS includes a 450mm diameter accelerator, and a 600mm diameter closed threshing drum which is 33 per cent larger than the Tucano’s. This also results in a larger concave area and on Trion 600 models the increase equates to 31 per cent and on Trion 700 models the concave is nine per cent bigger than the Tucano 580’s. Another new feature is interchangeable front concaves, and the whole concave assembly adjusts as one unit. The speed of all three drums is synchronised and Cebis adjusts the entire system from the cab.

530 Terra Trac

Trion 500 and 600 models have the Claas Multifinger separation system (MSS) which fluffs the straw to aid

New power unit New Cummins 6.7-litre or 8.9-litre, 6-cyl engines power Trion combines, with Dynamic Power as standard which adjusts the power output to suit the load. The engines operate at 1,900rpm while harvesting, reducing to 1,650rpm for road work, and meet Stage 5 emissions standards using SCR (AdBlue), but without EGR.

Tracks and slope compensation Six of the Trion models are available with Terra Trac rubber tracks, or as Montana hillside versions. Like the larger Lexion models – the track units incorporate full suspension and allow a maximum 30kph travel speed. Tracked versions are just under 3.3 or 3.5m wide. Wheeled models with 800mm tyres are also under 3.5m, including the largest Trion 750, as well as Montana hillside models.

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Improved threshing

Efficient separation

Pilot, Auto Crop Flow, Cemos Dialog or full Cemos Automatic are also options.

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Larger tank capacities from 8,000–12,000 litres are available depending on model, with unloading rates up to 130 litres/second. An optional pivoting spout controlled from the C-Motion joystick helps achieve accurate trailer filling and offers particular advantages when unloading on slopes.

Montana versions offer lateral compensation up to 18 per cent; and longitudinal up to six per cent when Multi Contour is specified. Power Trac 4wd is an additional option.

Cab upgrade The Trion’s new cab will feature on additional models in future. It has more head and leg room, and a larger windscreen with narrower corner pillars for a superb view of the table. The door is taller and provides a better view of the unloading auger and trailer. The seat swivels 30 degrees each way, and optional footrests are available for extra comfort. Control is through the latest Cebis 12in touchscreen terminal, although there is also the option to control combine functions using armrestmounted buttons. Cemos Dialog and Cemos Automatic are controlled through the Cebis display.

New terminal Automatic steering options include Laser Pilot on the cutterbar, Field Scanner, or GPS Pilot controlled through a new Cemis 1200 terminal. The Cemis 1200 was developed by Claas but uses a receiver and steering technology developed in association with Trimble. The terminal replaces the previous S10 version and is available for all Claas combines, forage harvesters and tractors and can be specified as a factory-fitted option.

cutterbars, plus Convio and Convio Flex draper type headers in widths up to 12m.

Trion will be popular Claas combine sales manager Adam Hayward said the Trion range is extremely versatile, and offers the performance and capacity needed by modern farms with diverse cropping. “They can be specified with a much wider range of options than the previous Tucano models, allowing buyers to spec them up to the equipment level of Lexion models, while not matching the larger combines’ output. “In recent years, the number of rotary combines we have sold has exceeded straw walker models, but that is typical of the industry,” he continued. “The tendency to update combines with larger models continues as customers look for extra output to maximise harvesting opportunities when the weather is favourable, but we are also seeing larger farms replacing a large combine with two smaller models for increased flexibility. The Trion fits perfectly in our line-up and fills the gap between the current Tucano and latest Lexion models. It’s a proven design and the sales teams know and understand it. The new combines are priced well too.”

Vario cutter bar updates The three widest Vario headers, from 10.8–13.8m, are equipped with new features for 2022.

Increased capacity

Side knives

Grain tank capacity up to 12,000 litres is available for the flagship Trion 750, while the base Trion 520 has an 8,000-litre version. Unloading auger speeds start at 90 litres/second and the Trion 750 delivers 130 litres/second. The auger swings through 105 degrees bringing it into line with the cab door for a clear view while unloading. A pivoting spout is a new option – operated through the C-Motion joystick. This controls the grain throw making it easier to compensate for side slopes and deeper trailers. Straw handling options range from a standard, mechanically-controlled chopper to an advanced electronically-controlled radial power spreader with deflectors for wind compensation.

For Vario 1080, Vario 1230 and Vario 1380 headers; new rapeseed knives with mechanical drive and an overload clutch have 50 per cent increased cutting force. They can be fitted or removed in seconds without using tools, and the assembly weighs 33 per cent less than before for easier handling. New divider clamp mounts have also been introduced for easier fitting and removal.

Header range extended The Trion can work with the full line-up of Cerio headers, or the new Vario range of auger-type

The new cab has more head and legroom, and a larger windscreen. The door is all glass and higher than before, improving the view for unloading. Other improvements include a swivelling seat, and extra functions for the Cebis 12in terminal including Cemos Dialog or Cemos Automatic when fitted.

Intake auger adjustment Hydraulic height adjustment for the intake auger replaces the previous manual system, allowing fingertip control from the cab. Infinitely variable adjustment from 10mm downwards and 25mm up is available for the two-part auger at the central bearing.

Improved drive The three widest Vario headers also benefit from

New British-built Cummins 6-cyl engines with 6.7- or 8.9-litres capacity power the new combines. Dynamic Power is standard across all models – providing significant fuel savings by producing only as much power as required.

Claas combine sales manager Adam Hayward says there will be huge demand for Trion combines. He explained that with the range of options available including Montana versions and rubber tracks, the new combines can have similar equipment levels to the larger Lexion series for farms not needing the Lexion’s higher output.

a new reel driveline, delivering torque direct from the hydraulic motor. This makes the drive system narrower, and allows the full range of table travel adjustment to be used even when side knives are fitted. An extended maintenance interval of 500 operating hours replaces the previous 100 hours, reducing downtime. Pressure-dependent reel height adjustment is also new, matching the reel speed to the ground speed. Hydraulic pressure in the reel drive is monitored, and if large crop volumes cause a pressure increase so that the set reel speed can’t be maintained, then the reel is lifted automatically until the required speed can be achieved again. When the operating pressure reduces then the reel is lowered again. Operating parameters are set from the Cebis screen. FG September 2021 71

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Lincolnshire dealer invests in expansion

Irelands Farm Machinery celebrated the opening of its new depot in late July. The Stamford branch will serve customers in Stamford, Rutland, south and west Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire.

Family-owned dealer, Irelands Farm Machinery Ltd celebrated the opening of its new Stamford depot in late July. David Williams was there. The new depot is within sight of the A1, at Tinwell near Stamford, and will serve customers in Rutland, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and south Lincolnshire following a realignment of the dealer’s trading area by its main suppliers – Kubota and the Kverneland Group. Irelands has three other branches including the head office at Carrington, and depots at Market Rasen and Sutterton. These will continue to look after customers across the rest of Lincolnshire. Established by Jonathan and Fiona Ireland in 1994, Irelands Farm Machinery Ltd has become a successful business specialising in new and used agricultural machinery sales and hire. The Kubota franchise was taken on in 2014 when higher horsepower M7 tractors joined the range, and the full range of agricultural, groundcare and construction machinery is available from all four depots.

Reputation for hire The dealer is well known for its large fleet of

hire machinery including approximately 45 tractors between 30–250hp, 80 Bailey trailers, and cultivation equipment including specialist potato, onion and vegetable planting machinery. “Basically, we will hire anything,” explained Stuart Gosling, who looks after the fleet. “When we receive an enquiry for machines which aren’t currently hired, then we work out a competitive price and provide an option to hire or buy. Most hire customers are within our usual sales trading area, but we also have users further afield including Norfolk and Yorkshire. “The new depot’s location is very convenient with superb access, and we believe that it will allow many more customers to take advantage of our machinery hire service.” Groundcare business manager Huw Price said groundcare machinery will also be added to the hire fleet - including Kubota compact tractors from 18–50hp, RTVs and Baroness, Spearhead and Weidemann equipment.

Huge investment The official opening was performed by Kverneland Group sales manager David Furber and attended by a large number of customers. David complimented Jonathan and Fiona Ireland’s drive to build the dealership and find a suitable site for the expansion. He continued, saying that huge investment in training of sales, service and parts staff has been made to ensure customers receive all the back-up they need from the start, and he said he is convinced that the Irelands and their team will work to ensure continuing success of all the Kubota and Kverneland brands.

David Furber (right) presented Jonathan Ireland with a commemorative edition Kverneland model plough.

Flexible tillage option

Trading as JR Naylor & Sons, Robert Naylor farms at Uffington. He is pictured with group sales manager Ben Ford, and a Grange 6m LDT low disturbance cultivator similar to one recently ordered by the farm. “We have dealt with Irelands previously and we believe the Grange subsoiler was the right machine to buy,” Robert explained. “We can use it solo, or with other implements or a drill behind and like many other farms we are trying to reduce tillage and soil disturbance so this gives us a flexible option which can be adapted to suit the season. “The Irelands team is always very good and we know we can rely on the backup. This new depot is slightly closer to us than the branch we use currently which will be an advantage.

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Machinery line-up suits area

Official opening

Stamford branch manager Martin Jarvis is excited by the opportunity. “To the west of Tinwell the farming is mainly mixed livestock and arable, and to the north and south there are larger farms with more arable cropping,” he explained. “We can offer Kubota tractors up to 170hp along with a wide range of Kverneland implements and accessories for all farm types, and feedback from farmers and contractors in the area has confirmed that they are delighted to have us based at Stamford to supply and look after the products. “Being so close to the A1 is a big advantage as customers from further away can also get to us easily.”

Kverneland group sales manager David Furber performed the official opening, having initially started the relationship with the company when he appointed Irelands as a Vicon dealer in 2013. The Vicon franchise was closely followed by Kubota, then Kverneland was added in 2015, then Great Plains, and in 2020 the dealer took on Kubota groundcare products too. Other agricultural franchises include; Grange Machinery, Spearhead and NRH rolls. Other franchises for groundcare include Weidemann, Campey, Baroness and Spearhead along with complementary brands. FG

Stuart Gosling said the new Stamford depot will allow many more customers to take advantage of Irelands’ machinery hire service.

Irelands group parts manager based at Sutterton Steve Baxter (left) with Stamford depot parts manager Jake Meakins were kept busy all evening looking after customers’ parts requirements.

Members of the Irelands, Kubota and Kverneland group teams at the new depot (l–r): Kverneland group sales manager David Furber; groundcare sales specialist Simon Tunn; parts Jake Meakins; service technician Marcus Ladds; agricultural sales Will Fraser; office manager Emma Hall; directors Jonathan and Fiona Ireland, and branch manager Martin Jarvis.



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Waikato Milking Systems In-Line System.

Farms share advice on finding the right milking system Working to the conditions of the land was a top priority for Cornish farmer Tom Jones, who is hopeful that a new milking system will reduce the farm’s milking time to 2.5 hours. Meanwhile, for Welsh farmers Leo and Giles Rowland, reliability and technology were top of the list when they installed the UK’s first Centrus Composite Rotary System. For Tom Jones and his family, who run Trelay Farm on the elevated terrain of Davistow in north Cornwall, keeping it simple was the key when it came to upgrading their tired 20x40-point herringbone milking system this year. Tom is a third-generation farmer on Trelay, working the property with his father Chris, mum Jackie and wife Clare. They also have two part-time workers and a few relief milkers. Tom explains: “We were picking cows for AI and it ended up being a nine-hour day. It was a case of something having to change.” The farm moved from 300 to 450 cows when an opportunity came to rent some extra land and the family decided it was a good time to look for a new parlour to improve efficiency and reduce milking time. While they didn’t want to overcomplicate things with lots of technology, automatic cup removers were a must. “We wanted a parlour that could milk with just one person if needed and so ACRs were a must,” Tom continues. “We would normally milk with two people but if there is someone away, I needed to be sure I could do the job on my own. […] There were a few companies we looked at but I really liked the look and finish of the Waikato Milking Systems parlour.” Work began on installing the new 32x64 Waikato Supa 4 inline milking system this summer. Tom says its key automation component is the ECR-S, an efficient automatic cup remover, which can be adjusted to detach according to set parameters. Retraction speed adjustment makes for a gentle disconnect from the cow’s udder. Designed by Waikato UK sales manager south, Simon Hoare, the stalls are a heavy duty, nonweld, on-site concept with the Waikato Milking Systems logo laser cut into the components. Tom hopes the new parlour will reduce milking time to 2.5 hours with two people working. His advice to others looking to redevelop is to find a parlour that will “fit with

your farm system”. “If you have a high-yielding herd in a housed system, you’ll probably want a lot of technology to find out what each cow is producing. But for us, on a grass-based system, we just wanted something that’s going to be easy to operate and reliable to use every day.”

Lifting milk production For Leo and Giles Rowland (pictured), reliability and technology were at the top of the list when they installed the first Centrus Composite Rotary System in the UK. The 50-point rotary was commissioned in 2018, replacing a 25-year-old, 25/50 swing-over herringbone. The new Centrus is fitted with a high level of automation, such as SmartECRs; automatic cup removers; SmartSPRAY, an automatic teat spray system; SmartD-TECT for udder health detection and pulsation, as well as Electronic Milk Meters. Heavy duty bails keep the larger-framed Holsteins in order while the NaviGATE Sort Gate

automatically manages the cows out of the parlour. Leo says the Centrus is still living up to expectations on the 250-acre farm in Denbighshire, North Wales. Stand-out features include the cow-to-bail animal ID and the Electronic Milk Meters, which can help make better decisions for the herd. The Centrus also has bail displays which show real time milking information, alerts and manual options to draft or retain cows. “We are still milking around 370 to 380 cows in about two hours but we are looking at going up to 450,” Leo explains. Milk production has increased since the farm switched over to the Centrus and there’s been keen interest in the system since it started milking. “We always say of all the things you could want to spend money on, it would be the Centrus deck, because it will outlast anything else.” The deck is lightweight but very strong, which means there are fewer maintenance costs over time. It is also chemical and effluent resistant, and washes down easily: “We could give it a good wash down today and it would come out looking brand new again.”

Key automation tech Milking automation technology is becoming a must-have for farmers looking to upgrade or install new parlours in the UK. Simon Hoare started work for Waikato Milking Systems about two years ago, after many more years working in the dairy plant industry. “There is quite a lot of interest in automation, from grass-based systems to more intensive farming, from herringbones to bigger rotaries. And I think the beauty of the Waikato Milking System range of automation products is that they can be tailored to fit any level needed, and even be added to or upgraded later on.” The company’s research and development into automation has become a big point of difference. “We also recently formed a partnership with Nedap to release our CowTRAQ Collars and our TracHQ software, which really extends our ability in the automation space. And for us it’s more about the whole package, presenting our CowTRAQ Collars with our rotary and inline milking systems as a total solution.” FG

Leo and Giles Rowland with their Centrus Rotary System.

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UK Dairy Day set to return as live event

concourse, these will be judged during the event. In addition, judging of trade stands and cattle lines will take place.

After 18-months of the Covid-19 pandemic, UK Dairy Day is returning to Telford this month (15th September), for a live, face-to-face event. Farmers Guide took a look at what you can expect from this year’s show, and what you won’t want to miss. UK Dairy Day will be the first dairy trade event to take place in person since the March 2020 lockdown. This year’s programme will include internal and external exhibition areas; a full seminar programme exploring key issues for the sector; the National Shows; and a range of practical demonstrations. After more than a year of restrictions, UK Dairy Day’s Rebecca Barningham said: “We have been overwhelmed with positive support and reaction from the industry to make the event happen. The team has already planned and implemented additional measures to safeguard and reassure our exhibitors and visitors. It is unmistakably clear the vaccines are working and the sheer scale of the vaccine roll-out has supported the freedom to enable the event to happen. “Meetings have been held and continue to be held with key parties including the local authority and venue. Everything is being done so that the event can be staged responsibly with additional measures in place to ensure visitors, staff and exhibitors feel safe at the event.” Additional safety measures this year will include: changes to layouts and expertise in crowd management

to avoid build-up in popular areas; additional ventilation systems for internal exhibition areas; enhanced cleaning regime and waste disposal; and hand sanitiser across the site.

What’s on this year? This year's seminar programme will explore key issues facing the sector, such as farming without subsidies, climate change and market conditions. It has a new format – with four seminar presentations and four industry panels focusing on the future of the dairy sector and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. A Sharing Knowledge Zone will see professional service providers, charities and colleges on hand to offer advice and support; while a careers board will be available for visitors and exhibitors to advertise current opportunities. Dairy cattle are returning to the event, which will host the National Shows for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Holstein breeds, along with classes for Dairy Shorthorn and Jersey. The judges will be John Suffern (Ayrshire), Stuart Williams (Brown Swiss), David Booth (Holstein), Dawn Coryn (Guernsey), Owain Harries (Dairy Shorthorn) and Ben Etteridge (Jersey). Tim Carter and his team of qualified

What are the ‘must-sees’?

independent foot trimmers are returning to the external trade stand area, where they will demonstrate foot trimming and knife sharpening, including block work. Practical demonstrations are to be streamed to a large TV screen with commentary. Scarsdale Vets will also make a come-back, presenting its innovative and engaging ‘Beneath the Black and White’ demonstration, which uses paint to visualise and understand calf anatomy, health and welfare. In Hall 3 foyer, adjacent to the cattle lines will be the NBDC breed village where an experienced team of classifiers will do live Type Classification and Linear Scoring demonstrations. Meanwhile, the new product zone will showcase any new products or services that have launched over the past 12 months. Displayed in the

Farmers Guide asked Rebecca Barningham about key features of this year’s event: “Firstly the trade exhibitors, as it’s a great chance to have face-toface conversations, view the products and services being offered and seek that important advice they may want to help their dairy businesses. “Secondly, the cattle show. The event will showcase a fantastic display of dairy breeds from across the UK and hosts the National Shows for Holstein, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Guernsey, with cattle classes also for Jersey and Dairy Shorthorn. Finally, the practical demonstrations during the day which include foot trimming, calf painting, type classification and linear scoring.” UK Dairy Day will take place at Telford International Centre, Shropshire from 8am–5.30pm. For information visit: FG

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Future Dairy Markets

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Surge in interest around slurry separation Mastek is exhibiting at the upcoming UK Dairy Day at Telford. Not only will the Mastek UK team have its range of dribble bars and trailing shoe applicators on display, it is also set to showcase the Bauer S300 and S855 separators. There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding NVZs and the covering of slurry stores. Mastek has reported a surge in interest around separating slurry, from farmers trying to tidy up their act in preparation for the proposed changes in legislation. Mastek offers four main models of Bauer separator – the first being the S300 which has capacity for farms up to 120 cows. The next

two are the big sellers – the S655 and the S855 – which can handle 500 and 1,000 cows respectively. These machines make light work of separating out sawdust, straw, paper etc. The final machine is the Fan 3.2 780. This is the flagship green bedding machine branded as Fan but made by Bauer, which enables large farms to produce their own bedding material. This results in more material being used, increased comfort and increased lying times. The Fan separation system can repay itself in 2–3 years depending on the amount of infrastructure required. FG Dairy Day stand number: E3

Tined seed models on display at UK Dairy Day The Guttler Greenmaster range has now been available for some 15 years, leading the way in grassland

management and rejuvenation, and overseeding, says UK importer Wox Agri Services.

Wox Agri is set to showcase the tined seed 300/600 models for the coming seasons at this year’s UK Dairy Day in Telford (15th September). The tined seed 300 has 40 seed tubes mounted to the 12mm harrowflex tines, a twin 3-coil tine with a superb integrity for the arduous jobs it has to face, Wox Agri says. The tined unit is supported by the front ripper board

with the patented ‘U’ tine, two lengths of which are available, or the choice of the parallelogram levelling board. The seeder is the standard unit with a 660-litre hopper, with an uprated fan unit to deal with all seed types, rates and varieties. The Prisma roller with the Golden Hoof, a synonymous trademark of the Guttler brand, closes the slots created by the tined unit. Machines are available from stock in the 3m and 6m variants. Visit Wox at UK Dairy Day. FG Dairy Day stand number: E19

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Feed wagon manufacturer marks 21-year milestone BvL is this year celebrating 21 years of sales and service for its range of feeder wagons in the UK. A key element in the company’s success, both in the UK and over the 41 years since BvL launched the first diet feeder onto the market, is that no two farms are the same. It’s important that a wide range of specifications and options are available, BvL says, so its UK dealers and specialists can look at the farm’s needs and tailor a machine to meet those requirements. The BvL V-Mix range of trailed diet feeders covers a wide range of machines, available in single, twin and triple auger variants and in capacity from 3.5–46m3. Also increasingly popular is the BvL V-Mix Maximum Plus range of selfpropelled single and twin auger diet feeders, available in capacities from 11–21m3. Instead of cutting, these use a combing action to loosen the silage from the clamp, which helps avoid damage and preserve feed quality. At the heart of all BvL mixers are powerful mixing augers, with Hardox leading edges and adjustable knives. Twin and triple auger versions incorporate mixing wedges for a thorough and consistent mix, while the patented EDS (Exact Dosing System) discharge ensures an even forage discharge. Available as an option and suitable for retrofitting onto older BvL diet feeders is the V-Connect mixer control. Using the control, the operator can easily monitor both auger speed and total revolutions, in addition to displaying and controlling mixer time. So instead of relying on PTO speed, by being able to monitor the actual

auger speed, the operator is able to achieve improved repeatability and ration consistency. Other options include features such as doors on both the leftand right-hand side of the feeder for feeding flexibility and even simultaneous discharge to both sides. Additional discharge door options are available, as are discharge conveyors or elevators and new, highly powerful magnets to avoid metallic objects contaminating the ration. Unique to BvL is the availability of special coatings and hardened components for use with compact rations, or for more abrasive, higher dry matter rations, making this option particularly suited for beef cattle rations and large dairy herds. For further information, contact BvL’s UK specialists directly. FG Dairy Day stand number: E15

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Pros and cons of financing your equipment Financing equipment means you get full use of your goods without having to pay the full amount upfront. This can help generate a return quicker than purchasing goods outright. It gives your business the extra cushion to help protect cashflow, either for upcoming projects or any future expenses. This option may be more costly overall than purchasing outright, but it comes with lots of advantages, explains Business Finance Brokers. The three main products are:

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VAT paid with each rental Title of goods does not pass automatically but you are entitled to up to 100 per cent of the sale proceeds Beneficial if you are not VAT registered as the finance company can claim some VAT on your behalf when selling the goods Documentation fee and secondary period rentals (once primary rental has finished).

Loans: Loans are used for non-moveable assets not associated with Hire Purchase or Lease Purchase, e.g., buildings or concrete for yards, fertiliser and inputs, and livestock. FG Dairy Day stand number: F12

Leon Boots will be attending this year’s UK Dairy Day, to showcase its popular UPR2 Wellington boot (pictured), which was designed specifically for working in milking parlours. The UPR2, which won an innovation award at Dairy-Tech last year, is the company’s most popular boot within the market sector, as its non-slip properties make it ideal for safe working in wet, slippery parlours. Made from EVA polymer, the boot is up to 65 per cent lighter than rubber boots, more durable and split resistant, as well as being more supportive and comfortable than other Wellingtons. Leon Boots will also be showcasing an addition to its Explorer (EXGR) range, with a new unisex Explorer in green. Among its many styles, the Explorer (EXBL) is Leon’s most popular and worn in many different sectors, from everyday farming to dog walking. It took centre stage in 2020, picking up a range of awards including ‘Product of the Year’.

Despite challenging times over the past 18 months, Leon Boots has reported “exceptional” sales and this year invested in its own 2,400ft2 distribution centre in Weston-Super-Mare. Other recent additions to the brand’s range include: Ladies (navy and green) Montana (MNNV); Explorer (EXGH) High-Top; and its everyday working Wellington, PU LITE. Leon Boots also supplies children’s Wellies in the Junior (yellow and green) and Froggy (pink and blue), ranges. FG Dairy Day stand number: F20

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Editor Q&A As we head into the winter months, livestock editor Sarah Kidby spoke to experts about planning for winter housing.


What dietary considerations are key this year? A: The forage situation is looking positive, so this should be utilised to the max, says Kite consultant Chris Flint. Regular sampling, sending to a reputable laboratory and adapting the diet accordingly – not forgetting mineral content – is key. Thereafter, look at how much can be fed, with key points being: a good balanced diet, excellent trough management and reducing spoilage at the clamp. Mr Flint notes the importance of proper forage and feed budgets and reducing wastage to lower costs. Using management information is key to ensure progress is made and results are as expected. A lot of first cut grass silages are low in protein this year so if they were cut late, around the end of May, those diets will need balancing, he adds. In terms of feed strategy and buying forward, Kite Consulting is recommending farmers do book forward to manage risk, as purchased feed is likely the farm’s biggest cost.

What parasite treatments should be considered? A: Housing is the time to be thinking about treating

for worms, says Westpoint Farm Vets senior clinical director – south east, Ian Roper. But in order to promote responsible wormer use, decisions should be made on a combination of faecal egg counts, the condition of the animal, risk factors on the farm and discussions with your own vet. In terms of liver fluke, Mr Roper notes that it’s difficult to get a sensitive enough test to detect whether there is fluke in moderate numbers or not, so the onus should be on risk factors such as the weather and pasture conditions. “It’s been warm and wet over this part of summer, so depending on the region, there’s a reasonable chance of seeing a fair bit of fluke in the late quarter and over the housing period, so I would say consider fluke more carefully this year,” he explains. It’s also worth noting that not all products will kill fluke at all stages. Cattle treated with flukicide at housing may continue to be infected with immature fluke so it may be that fluke treatment needs to be delayed till later in the process; perhaps seven weeks after housing might be the time to be treating depending on what product you’re using. Read the full Q&A on our FarmHub at FG

Meeting ewe and lamb nutritional requirements at weaning Strategic supplementation boosts flock performance and forage utilisation at weaning. Rumenco nutritionist Dr Alison Bond explains how to avoid declines in daily liveweight gain and adult production. To avoid a check in daily liveweight gains commonly seen at weaning, Dr Bond recommends that weaned lambs are supplemented with a high energy and protein feed and mineral block. “Lambs that wean through stressful conditions, such as drought, and have a change in diet will often have a decline in daily liveweight gain. While it may not seem like a huge concern, data shows that a 10 per cent reduction in growth through the weaning period will permanently reduce adult production – whether that be hitting BCS for entering the breeding flock or finishing times,” explains Dr Bond. Providing lambs with a balance of nutrient-rich ingredients, feed blocks stimulate the rumen to work harder by fuelling and increasing the rumen bug population. This results in up to a 10 per cent improvement in forage intake and digestion. For both finishing lambs and flock replacements, Dr Bond recommends supplementing with Rumevite Quality Lamb, which has proven to accelerate daily liveweight gain. In a study at Plumpton College in Sussex, lambs supplemented with Rumevite Quality lamb averaged a daily liveweight gain of 189g, finishing in 45 days at a liveweight of 36.7kg. Despite having a 300g advantage at the start of the trial, lambs that did not receive supplementation only gained 94.3g/day and finished in 83 days at 36.3kg.

“Supplemented lambs reached finishing weights 38 days sooner than the control group – setting them up for early markets and significantly reducing grazing pressure from the entire farm,” says Dr Bond. While ewe nutritional requirements begin to steadily decline four weeks post-lambing after reaching peak lactation, weaning needs to be timed to allow for BCS recovery prior to tupping. Typically, a 70kg lowland ewe will have a BCS of 2.5 at weaning and a 50kg hill ewe will have a BCS of 2.0. In normal years, producers can increase BCS scores by 1.0 to have ewes ready for tupping within 10 weeks of lambing. To ensure ewes are optimising dry matter available and meeting energy and protein requirements, Dr Bond recommends supplementing with Rumevite High Energy & Protein post-weaning, and then transitioning ewes to Rumevite Sheep Super Energy Plus Fish Oil two weeks prior to tupping. “Ewes will benefit from the 10 per cent increase in forage utilisation and also receive minerals, vitamins and trace elements that are essential for good health and overall performance,” says Dr Bond. “The combination of omega 3 fatty acids from the fish oil with selenium, cobalt and zinc will give fertility a boost – increasing lambing percentages by up to 22 per cent.” FG

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Livestock liver fluke disease which will impact productivity.” Cydectin TriclaMox Cattle PourOn is a combination fluke and worm pour-on which manages mixed burdens in one treatment. It contains moxidectin, a potent and persistent wormer, and triclabendazole, which offers effective control of late immature and adult fluke in a pour-on combination. The product also comes with a lice free guarantee from housing to turnout (licensed for chewing and sucking lice) and has a rainfast formulation. This means it can be applied in any weather, so even if there is rainfall before or after treatment it will not affect the efficacy of the product. Ms Anderson says: “Lice should not be a problem that is just accepted, as they too can have a detrimental impact on cattle performance. Something so small as a louse can cause production losses and have welfare implications in a herd, so it is important to make sure you are on top of it at housing this autumn.”

Get on top of cattle parasites at housing this autumn Controlling internal and external parasites is important at housing, especially with rising feed prices putting pressure on farmers to maximise the growth potential of their cattle. Although internal parasites such as worms and fluke, and external parasites such as lice, may not be visually apparent at first, they can affect the ability of stock to perform at their optimum, with lice alone causing significant production losses (Nadis).

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Choosing the correct treatment Choosing the correct treatment is paramount and depends on: What the risk is, what parasites need to be controlled, and the age of fluke present. Ms Anderson says: “It’s important to know the stage of fluke you are trying to treat as some fluke treatments only kill adults, meaning immature fluke will still be present and these will continue to cause damage as they migrate through the liver. These will go on to develop into adult fluke and can cause chronic

Aside from treatment, some other management changes can be implemented to help prevent a lice infestation this winter: • Biosecurity – When buying in cattle make sure they have been treated and are free of lice before incorporating them into the herd. • Clip coats – This is often done down the back to prevent overheating, but it can also reduce the lice burden as they thrive in thick coats. If you would like to get the most out of your animals this autumn, then testing for parasites and investing in the correct treatment is the best way forward. For more information, including details of the lice-free guarantee, please speak to your animal health adviser. FG


Housing provides an ideal time to protect cattle from parasites, says Zoetis vet Ally Anderson. “Particularly when it comes to lice as if the problem is not controlled it can soon get out of hand.” Lice are often found in low levels in many herds, but when animals are housed, infestations can rapidly increase. This is due to more cattle being in close proximity and with thicker coats, leading to significant

production losses. Nadis estimates cattle heavily infested by lice can see production losses up to 10 per cent due to reduced feeding time and damaged hides. Scratching may also produce wounds or bruises and can lead to secondary skin infections and skin trauma. Housing is also an opportune time to treat cattle for fluke and worms because it is unlikely cattle will acquire any new infections during this period as their access to fresh grass is stopped. Ms Anderson adds: “When a mixed burden of fluke and worms is confirmed, treating at housing enables cattle to be better prepared for the stress and challenges of housing. A further treatment with a fluke adulticide before turnout means in the spring, cattle can be turned out free of fluke, which will reduce the fluke burden on the pasture and help to protect any sheep on the farm.”


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Feed mill going strong after three generations Second-generation Lancashire farmer Jon Appleton says the Christy Turner Essex Major Hammer Mill, which first arrived at Stanley Farm in 1973, has “never missed a day’s work” and “there’s nothing to replace it”. Jon continues a family tradition of breeding nationally-acclaimed rare breed pigs, and farms some 700 acres of arable land. The Essex Major is a very popular and well proven small feed mill, making it ideal for farm applications such as grinding cereal for livestock feed, pet food and aquatic feed. When it first arrived on the farm back in 1973, there was a mere 60 acres of arable, and Jon’s father, Jim, looked to pigs to expand the farm. Jim and his fellow rare breed farmers took to the road to all the major county shows and corporate events. His association with rare breeds took him from appearances on ITV’s This Morning and Blue

Jon’s sons James and Jonny now have a strong connection with the family business – Jonny is a regular and James runs a coffee shop in Rosedale Abbey, where sausages are supplied by the family farm. The pandemic has affected the family business, but the ability to adapt and work in cooperation with his clients has allowed Jon to keep the farm going through tough times. The suckling pig market was decimated by weddings and parties being off the menu for 18 months, so the family looked to rare breed niche markets, where the public drifted over to local independent retailers and perhaps swapped dining out for dining in with better quality, locally sourced produce. The same Essex Major has worked with three generations of Appletons. Jon adds: “For what we’re doing, there’s nothing to replace it.” For the full story visit: FG

Peter, to promoting the internationally successful ‘Babe’ film as the original ‘One Man and his Pig’. The Essex Major takes care of all the farm’s rare breed pig feed and has been in use twice a week since it arrived over 47 years ago – that’s 1.5–2 tonnes every single week without missing a beat. Jon says: “I only buy in spares from Christy Turner such as sieves, hammers, fans and castings and I take care of all of the installs myself. “Having our own mill allows us to mix up our own feed, always consistent: we add cereals, minerals, salmon oil and soya oil, rich in Omega 3, which transfer to the produce. It’s never missed a day’s work.”

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It’s important that you don’t simply guess the dimensions or copy them from a neighbour’s unit. Today, enough is known that cows can be measured by taking a sample batch from your herd and noting their size at key points on their body, then work out what length and width of cubicle is best. Crossover passages must be wide enough to allow cows to pass each other and drink water at the same time to ensure good cow flow from cubicles to feed and vice versa. Feed passage space is vital for freshly calved cows that can’t take bullying well. This is the time to establish high intakes of concentrates and forage; it is good to plan an area where they have more space available than the rest of the herd. There are many options, especially with perimeter feed where even gable ends can be used for feed space and extra airflow.

Ventilation and light These are very often neglected – putting a new building up close to

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Non-adjustable equipment Tomorrow’s needs may differ to today’s, so the ability to upsize and adjust is of utmost importance. Also, bed softness is key, as requirements will change with the age and production of your herd. Cubicles that can be adjusted will cater for a change of breed or cow size. Mattresses that are upgradable will enable you to get in with a lower budget and improve later on. Contact Wilson Agri for advice on building, renovating or extending your dairy. FG

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Treat grain to make the most of home-grown feed this year With feed prices predicted to remain high and multiple reports across the country of first cut silage quality challenges, livestock farmers are being encouraged to switch up harvest strategies this year to make the most of home-grown feed.

Safe handling in the run-up to housing As we prepare for autumn housing, it’s the perfect time to tackle parasites, ensuring cattle and sheep are housed free from fluke, worms and external parasites. While livestock is being handled, it is also an opportune time to administer booster vaccinations. Good quality handling equipment is essential for ensuring workers can carry out these tasks safely and without injury, as well as reducing stress on livestock. Family business Stockpen UK supplies high quality mobile cattle and sheep systems, heavy-duty sheep handling gates, stockyards and calving gates at competitive prices – delivered nationwide. All products have a hot dipped galvanised finish and gates are eight-railed for multi-use of small and large livestock – meaning one system is versatile to cover all applications. The company’s mobile systems are among its best sellers. As standard the mobile cattle system comes

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Treating feed crops with urea and enzyme-based treatments could be a good alternative to help build protein content in cereals, reducing the need to buy-in protein sources for livestock. “Feed prices, especially energy crops, are only going one way at the moment,” explains Agriton commercial

treating grain with urea and enzymes can replace the need to buy-in protein sources and result in a quality and highly palatable feed with a high starch content and up to 16 per cent protein that’s safe to feed,” he adds. "If feed prices continue to stay high as predicted, having access to a proteinrich, quality grain, that can be stored for up to 12 months, will be invaluable. “In what is likely to be a turbulent period for the agricultural sector, looking at alternative ways to maximise home-grown forage could pay dividends this season. Thinking about options to save costs and ensuring you can produce quality feed, will help to support animal performance and productivity and put farmers in a good position heading into the winter,” Mr Sincock concludes. FG

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Cross-breeding strategies becoming more diverse, survey finds

More innovative use of cross-breeding within the British sheep industry has been highlighted as one of the most significant findings in the AHDB’s latest Sheep Breeding Survey. The number of crossbred ewes in the national flock has increased from 56 per cent to 58 per cent, which indicates a small reduction in purebred ewe numbers compared to the last survey in 2012. The three main hill ewe breeds (Scottish Blackface, Welsh Mountain and Swaledale) are all now declining in number. The size and number of hill flocks producing recognised crossbreeds

(such as the mule or halfbred) are also in decline. The main types of mule ewe (North Country, Welsh and Scottish) currently makeup 18.8 per cent of the national flock, but crossbreeds of other types now contribute significantly to the crossbred ewe population. The Lleyn breed continues to dominate the non-hill sector with about half a million ewes found in

2020. Wool shedding breeds, such as the Easycare, Exlana and Wiltshire Horn, were found to be growing in number, with about 250,000 ewes mating in 2020. The survey is a joint effort between industry levy boards and British Wool, which saw 38,000 sheep producers invited to take part last autumn. Data was scaled up using the December census. Looking at ram selection decisions, the survey found over a quarter of the rams used in Britain were Texel, a similar market share to 2012. The Suffolk was the next most numerous ram breed. Terminal sire breeds contribute 41 per cent of the genetic makeup of the lamb carcasses produced in Britain. The proportion of rams reported to have estimated breeding values (EBVs) varied across breeds, with 8-12 per cent of the rams from the largest terminal sire breeds having EBVs. However, the under-reporting of recorded stock was observed. Use of EBVs when buying rams was highest in the larger flocks and those producing finished lambs. In each case, around 10 per cent of producers

always used EBVs and around 40 per cent sometimes used them. However, it’s clear many producers still don’t use this information for ram selection. Lack of access to the right information is reported to be the main reason. One highly significant finding was that the proportion of purebred rams used in the national flock has fallen from 93 per cent to 83 per cent in the past eight years, with composite and crossbred rams increasing their market share. The survey also revealed that body condition scoring of ewes was used at least once a year in about threequarters of flocks, but around 30 per cent of flocks chose not to weigh their lambs.  A large majority of flocks did not take sward height measurements to manage their grassland or use electronic identification to manage their flock beyond current legal requirements. These findings highlight opportunities for frequent knowledge exchange, showcasing practices that have been successfully adopted and bringing attention to those that are underutilised or less valued. FG

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Get up close to the latest crop establishment machinery and thinking Now in its 30th year, Tillage-Live, the national crop establishment demonstration, returns to the west this autumn. Organised by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) on behalf of the industry, the event is heading back to Cirencester in 2021, with the event being held at Down Ampney after a year’s break in 2020. The event, which is being held on Thursday 16th September, will showcase leading machinery manufacturers with demonstrations of crop establishment technology including ploughs, cultivators, sprayers, conventional, strip tillage and direct drills. In the live demonstration arena, there will be an opportunity to see machinery working not

only in stubble, but manufacturers will also get the chance to show off their machinery in several different cover crops. Once again, this area will also give visitors the chance to get up close and see a selection of sprayers which will also be running in this area throughout the day. Tillage-Live remains the sole national annual working crop establishment event, and this year’s demo at Down Ampney will be the first chance for growers to see many of this year’s new machines in action, in real post-harvest conditions. With working demonstrations from manufacturers including: John Deere; New Holland; Kverneland; Amazone; Horsch; Kuhn; Lemken; Mzuri; Pottinger; Vaderstad; and Opico, the day promises a real insight into professional

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New disc option for compact disc harrows Flagship X8 and X7 series tractors to appear at Tillage-Live McCormick is once again supporting the Tillage-Live event and says it is keen to take the opportunity to further enhance its tractor offering to arable and contracting customers. The flagship McCormick X8 VT-Drive offers up to 310hp with proven components across the range, from powerful FPT engines through to ZF transmissions and Bosch hydraulics. McCormick X7 Series tractors will also be in action at the event. The X7.624, at 240hp, has rapidly become a bestseller for the manufacturer in this power segment. Both tractor ranges feature Isobus implement control operated through a 12in colour touchscreen display used to set up and adjust the various powertrain, hydraulic and headland management function,

as well as full capability for guidance, section control and variable rate operations. All McCormick X8 and X7 tractors now come with McCormick fleet management, a remote telemetry and diagnostics system allowing for equipment security, geofencing and remote diagnostics. With up to five years/5,000 hours of factory warranty available on all tractors, and an everexpanding UK dealer network, McCormick says it is confident that its tractor range can compete with all other manufacturers. With outstanding features across the whole McCormick range, including competitive finance packages and contract hire options, McCormick Finance offers various ownership options, the company adds. To book a demo this autumn, visit FG

With the emphasis now on even shallower working, a new X-Cutter disc option has been added to the Amazone Catros compact disc harrow range. The depth of work and degree of organic material present, hugely influences the choice of shape and size of disc that should be used on Amazone compact disc harrows. For deeper, more aggressive soil penetration, in areas where more organic matter prevails, the Catros+ or CatrosXL, with their 510mm or

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610mm diameter discs respectively, produce that desired effect. Until now, for shallow stubble chitting, the best option was the 460mm diameter, smooth-edged concave disc which gives maximum ground contact area and a high peripheral speed, generating excellent surface movement, a fine crumb structure and good crop residue handling. The new X-Cutter, a 480mm diameter wavey-edged disc, can now be specified as an option on the CatrosXL, Catros+ and Catros+2TX models. It is ideal for working at depths as shallow as 2cm, where the wave-profile generates a more intensive and multi-directional cut of the soil surface. Working depths down to a maximum 8cm are possible with this option. The X-Cutter performs best where there is a minimal amount of organic matter and can be used in combination with the up-front knife roller. The Amazone Catros compact disc harrow range is available in working widths from 2.5–12.0m and in disc diameters from 410–660mm. FG

With a choice of a single 3,600 litre or split pressurised 4,000 litre tank, the Cirrus seeding combination can provide both grain and/or fertiliser to the coulter. That flexibility can be further enhanced by adding the new GreenDrill 501 catch crop seeder for small seeds and microgranules. Upfront, the new low disturbance Minimum TillDisc system cuts through crop residues ahead of the sowing coulter bringing up moist soil to speed up germination. For more cultivation, then the double row of cultivator discs crumble and level the seedbed with the Matrix tyre packer presenting a firmed profile ahead of the TwinTeC+ double disc coulter for maximum seed/soil contact.

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Versatile carrier “makes business sense” Versatility is the name of the game for Matt Solley of J S Crop Management, a joint venture between neighbouring arable farms in Kent, established to reduce overheads and make the most of machinery. The business employs the labour force and supplies machinery for both farms, as well as contract farming for other landowners. With 2,000ha in hand and 850ha

on contract, productive, reliable machinery is key, as is flexibility; while soils near the business’ Deal base are mainly free-draining brick earth over chalk, much of the

contract farming is on heavier land. To meet their own needs and those of customers, they decided not to limit themselves to no-till. Mr Solley explains: “We’ve got a Vaderstad TopDown and Carrier cultivators in the armoury to give us plenty of min-till options, or can go straight in with a Biodrill on the TopDown and establish oilseed rape; we’re also seeing a return to the plough in certain situations, so need to be able to work on ploughed land.” The ability of the Vaderstad Carrier 925 disc cultivator to work at different depths really comes in here. Featuring conical discs to produce a fine tilth and mix residues evenly, it uses a strong frame to withstand high weight on the discs, improving penetration and maintaining working depth in tough conditions. “We can use the Carrier as a shallow cultivator to give a quick chit in the autumn, or work deeper to pull down plough in the spring. The discs are really effective for shallow work in hot, dry conditions, and we’ve always got the option of the TopDown to put a tine through if needed. We can also use the Carrier in front of the drill – there are so many possibilities.” The CrossBoard on the Carrier has been especially useful for Mr Solley

this spring, when an unusually cold snap produced a ‘frost tilth’ which settled naturally. A pass with the disc cultivator was the ideal tool to freshen up ahead of a Vaderstad Rapid RDA drill. “We had a RexiusTwin press but wanted to try Vaderstad’s latest designs and the Carrier gives a high output with its 9m working width, so productivity is that much greater.” With some contract farms in a 30-mile radius, there’s plenty of road work, and the Carrier’s neat push back folding system and double axle means that it travels exceptionally well. Mr Solley says the Carrier can be easily adapted, making it even more versatile. “The CrossCutter discs look like a really good option for working in residues or on plough, and would be a useful addition in some seasons.” Working with a 440hp Fendt MT943 tracklayer, he says the Carrier rides very level and can be easily adjusted in varying conditions, making for a high-speed operation that covers some 10ha/hr. “There are plenty of wide, fast shallow cultivators on the market but many of them are no good for anything else. The Vaderstad Carrier is a real all-rounder that works very well for us.” FG

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High-capacity stubble cultivator introduced Kuhn Farm Machinery has added the high-capacity Optimer L to its range of independent disc stubble cultivators. Available in 9 and 12m working widths, the Optimer L is designed for high-quality shallow cultivation at operating speeds of 13–18km/hour. With a working depth range from 3–10cm, it is sufficiently versatile to fulfil a range of roles including enhanced crop residue management, stale seedbed creation and fine seedbed preparation. Two rows of 510mm diameter discs operate with high rotation speeds and offer optimum tilth creation. Discs are available with small notches (for shallow cultivation) or large notches (for deeper soil penetration) and are mounted individually on support arms. Each have four integral polyurethane elastomeric blocks to provide

protection and depth control. Each disc has a single maintenance-free bearing on the outer side, which, along with underframe clearance of 55cm, ensures clear flow of residues and prevents jamming. Working depth is hydraulically assisted, allowing simple and accurate adjustments. This is maintained across the full width of the machine. The Optimer L is fitted with Kuhn’s Double-U self-cleaning and anticlogging roller, designed to provide optimum soil tamping. Turning on the roller at the headlands maintains stability and minimises any risk of soil compaction in these areas. Folding through a safe and secure four-step process allows a compact transport position and the control panel also includes an operating depth indicator and extension position guide. FG


New kit on display at Tillage-Live event Kverneland will display a range of new kit at the Tillage-Live event, including a 6m u-Drill complete with minimum disturbance MD Disc – a new design of cultivation disc aimed at those looking to minimise soil disturbance. MD Disc is an alternative to the u-drill’s short disc harrow element and is intended to work as part of a conservation tillage system; to work within cover crop systems, or within a conventional crop establishment process. Using a 430mm diameter straight disc with a fluted profile around its circumference to aid surface trash removal, the disc profile reduces the risk of hairpinning. Disc flutes lightly prepare soil in a narrow 30–50mm strip, with each disc aligned with the

seeding zone of the u-drill’s CD coulters putting seed into the soil strip at a row spacing of 16.67cm. Kverneland’s 2300S, meanwhile, is a new addition to the plough range, replacing the EG200. In three-, four- and fivefurrow builds, it can be specified with 85 or 100cm point-to-point clearance. Underbeam clearance is increased from 70 to 80cm, compared to its predecessor. Receiving features found on much larger ploughs, the 2300S can be equipped with the optional trailer-transport headstock, allowing the plough to be towed but following the tractor like any other trailed implement. Front press models, and trailed and mounted sprayers, will also be displayed. FG

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Cultivation flexibility is the key to seedbed quality Flexibility is an important driver for Suffolk farmer Harry Middleditch, in implementing a rotation regime that maximises his options for producing a seedbed on difficult Hanslope soils. The tool of choice now is a 4m Karat 9, which gives Harry the confidence to practice minimum tillage techniques without compromising crop yields or soil quality. D F Middleditch is a 340ha, heavy clay arable farm at Belchamp St Paul, which supports feed wheat and rye, a flock of 70 sheep and 40,000 free range broilers, as well as a wood chip biomass boiler. Poultry muck is used on the farm as fertiliser and to help reduce fixed costs, such as labour. The plough-based tillage system has been replaced with minimum tillage cultivation tools. Harry, who took over the running of the family business six years ago, aims to reduce input costs by 25 per cent over the next five years. Simplifying the cultivation regime has already made an impact on taking out input costs, by reducing the number of passes as well as burning less diesel and keeping spare parts replacement to a minimum. In the first year he has already reduced input costs by 10 per cent without compromising yields, which average 9.8t/ha.

Greater versatility and flexibility There is potential in the future to go one step further and change to direct drilling. Replacing the plough required a cultivator which would offer maximum versatility and cost-effectiveness. The 4m Karat 9 is able to cultivate soil from 5–30cm and move the soil across the full working width of the machine. The business previously operated two disc and tine cultivators from another manufacturer. One was replaced with the 4m Karat 9, which offers greater versatility and flexibility in the rotation, while the other has been retained for cover crops. “Last year the Karat really came into its own,” he explains. “The wet weather exposed some deep

compaction but by dropping the legs down to 22cm, we were able to lift it and help the water drain away.” Harry calculates that seedbed preparation costs around £22.40/pass. Build quality of the Karat and minimal wear on the points means depreciation is very low too. It is now the main cultivator on the farm. “The quality of the Karat is excellent. The original tungsten points have not needed changing, so by the end of this season they will have covered over 800ha. We might look to change them at the end of the year.” But when the points do need changing, it is a very easy and fast process, he says. “A quick release system means removing points is simple, so there is no need for hammers and spanners,” he says. “It should take about 20 minutes to change a full set of nine points and wings. We have a narrow and a wide set of points, which gives us greater flexibility and versatility to cope with most situations. Despite the Karat 9’s robustness and build quality, it is not a heavy machine.”

Light, quick machines Reducing the weight of machines on the land is a top priority. “Compaction can be a problem on our heavier soils,” Harry explains. “It’s critical we are off the land if it turns wet. But, when it’s OK to travel we want to be using light machines and covering the ground quickly.” The plan is to mount a Stocks applicator to the Karat 9 to drill cover crops in the spring as part of the Countryside Stewardship scheme. “We plan to keep the Karat 9 for at least seven years because there’s nothing really on it that can go wrong. The rear packer has sealed bearings and there are no discs, so moving parts are not a problem.

“Improving our soils by minimal movement, and by reducing the need to cultivate at depth, should result in our seedbeds improving,” says Harry. “Each field is considered on its own merit according to rotation and what crop is being grown. “I stereotyped the Karat as a light land cultivator, but it changed our mindset having seen it work. Of the three machines we tried, it was head and shoulders above the competition in terms of build quality, seedbed finish and levelling. Being able to move as much or as little soil as possible is so important to us. It gives us maximum flexibility. If you’re not measuring it, you’re not managing it, and so if it’s not essential to go deep then don’t.”

Satisfactory seedbed in one pass By removing one of the packers on the Karat 9, Harry can produce a satisfactory seedbed in one pass, even in challenging soil and weather conditions. Being trailed rather than mounted, the Karat has proven an excellent tool for relevelling fields. A ram attached to the 3-point linkage of the machine helps to reduce draught and wheel slip on the tractor, which causes soil damage and compaction. It also helps cut diesel usage and therefore brings down establishment costs. “We must look after our soils,” he says. “Rotation is key to maintaining soils and keeping them in good condition. Cover crops will improve soils and harness the sunlight while ensuring nutrient retention.” The company currently has 56ha of cover crops, but the aim is to increase this to 80ha and, when all spring cropping is down to a cover crop, the total acreage will be 130ha. Harry says the Karat will be integral to rotation planning going forward, because it will help eliminate the risk of poor seedbed management by being able to move the tilth when drilling in drier periods. FG

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New min-disc cultivator introduced Agriweld is introducing its new min-disc cultivator, featuring its IP-protected Snap-Bar, Agri-packer roller and Easy Clean Scraper Bar system. The all-new min-disc cultivator allows the worthy top layer of tilth to be cultivated, combining the stubble and soil to create a positive environment for seed growth prior to drilling. The 2021/22 model is currently available as a 3m, 6-leg option, but a 4m folding model will be the next addition to the range. Features include: • 3m 6-leg rigid mounted • Agriweld’s innovative Snap-Bar shear leg protection • New Agri-packer roller

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Easy-clean scraper bar system Two rows of concave, serrated 508mm diameter discs, in pairs to prevent disc slip • Road lights • Hydraulic packer depth control. All models include the standard SnapBar shear minimum disturbance leg and GLS point that work up to 300mm deep, shattering and aerating the subsurface; while the two rows of concave, serrated discs cultivate the surface tilth, combining organic trash and soil to create a cultivated seedbed prior to drilling, and a prosperous environment for seed growth post drilling. The Snap-Bar shear system has transformed the shear process and offers advantages not possible when using traditional shear bolt or bar methods, Agriweld says. Benefits include: quick and easy replacement, no tools required, three uses per Snap-Bar, varying strengths available and broken piece remains attached to the leg socket. Meanwhile, the new Agri-Packer roller and Easy Clean Scraper Bar is fitted

Agriweld’s Agri-Packer roller. as standard to firm the soil surface and leave a weatherproof finish. Other roller to slide the adjustment bar out of the options are also available if preferred. end of the scraper through the simple The shallow profile of the shoulder removal of two pins, allowing it to be assists with achieving consolidation repositioned into the tube situated on across the whole packer width. The the scraper bar. This makes it easy to roller also crushes and breaks up any lever and pivot the scraper bar into the soil clods whilst retaining drainage ‘unload’ position. Simply reverse the under the surface. Roller shoulders process to return the scraper bar into create drainage channels and drive work position once all soil and organic teeth penetrate the channel bottom matter is displaced. to allow for water and nutrient ingress. The easy clean system is available In addition, an efficient, cost effective across the range of subsoilers and roller option with replaceable shoulders packer options. FG and stub axles is fitted throughout Agriweld’s range of cultivation equipment. The Easy Clean Scraper Bar system enables quick and easy displacement of soil and other organic matter from the scrapers, ensuring these are not transferred to other fields or dropped on the road in transport. Agriweld’s innovative Snap-Bar shear leg protection. The operator is able

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Autumn Cultivations Trailed and mounted cultivators available to suit all operations New mechanical crop care range launches From 1st August, Pottinger now offers rotary hoes, constant pressure hoes and vario hoes to cover the mechanical crop care segment. The line-up includes: Rotocare – The new Rotocare rotary hoe conserves the crop and is row-independent while delivering maximum output and low wear. As well as mechanical weed control advantages, it is equipped for a wide range of other applications, e.g., breaking up incrustations, incorporating fertiliser, aerating grassland and shallow stubble cultivation. With working widths 6.6–12.4m, driving speeds of 10–30kph and low pulling power requirements, required tasks are completed promptly and costeffectively, Pottinger says. Tinecare – The Tinecare constant pressure hoe combines the best working results with the highest

output. In addition to a patented compression spring system and large depth control wheels, the machine has a high-strength frame with optimum weight distribution. Working widths of 6.2–12.2m enable maximum outputs for the highest performance and efficiency. Flexcare – A unique design means the new Flexcare vario hoe offers full flexibility working in a variety of crops. The row spacing, working width of the hoe elements and fine adjustments of the finger hoe are completely adjustable without the need for tools. The machine features precise depth control and crop-conserving operation. In conjunction with the hydraulic shift frame, optional implement steering using a camera is available for even more precise work. The vario hoes are available with working widths of 4.7–9.0m. FG

Kockerling produces a wide range of cultivators and drills to suit different soil types and conditions, with a reputation for long life, low running cost, and versatile machines. Sole importer Samagri Ltd has a farming background, giving vast infield experience of the products, and prides itself on making sure farmers choose the right machine for their farm. For large and small farmers, there is a trailed or mounted cultivator to suit all types of cultivations, with the range of trailed cultivators available from 3.0–14.5m. The Allrounder is capable of various different tasks, including seedbed preparation after ploughing, opening soil for quicker drying, secondary stubble cultivations, and as a primary cultivator in lighter conditions. The Quadro and Vector can be used for deeper working, or

shallow working with the addition of wings. The Vector has full hydraulic depth control. The flagship Vario/PC is equipped with full hydraulic depth control, and eight rows of tines, making it a true one pass cultivator. The Rebell is a short disc harrow which is available either mounted or trailed, and Classic (510mm diameter discs) or Profiline (620mm diameter discs) versions. The Classic version is available from 3m mounted up to 12.5m trailed. All Kockerling cultivators and drills come with the original STS roller and have a very generous under-frame clearance for heavy trash conditions. FG

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New cultivator range offers impressive spec as standard PFC Agri Solutions, which offers a full range of cultivation equipment, is launching its new Titan range from 4–6m working width. Using premium-grade materials to extend working life and performance, it comes with a full specification as standard and remains significantly cheaper than competitors, PFC claims. While the past year has seen grain and straw prices skyrocket, this will be short lived so planning equipment purchases around normalised prices is essential. To help businesses stay profitable, PFC says the Titan allows producers to have high quality equipment without massive capital outlay, whilst cutting establishment costs over some more traditional methods. Titan BTA is the HD trailed disc and the specification as standard

includes: 560mm discs with HD NSK sealed bearings; active side screens; depth support wheels and straw tines; and hydraulic depth control. The rear packer is standardised with the steel ring and scrappers but there are many other options to suit specific requirements. New for the 2021 season, the rear packer can be specified with a dual packer option and following straw tines. The frame profile is built using a high-grade steel in 180x180mm profile, providing excellent longevity and rigidity for a uniform and consistent cultivating depth. The front support wheels provide even depth control by preventing yaw in the frame under high-speed cultivating. PFC also offers a range of smaller trailed or mounted options. FG

Tillage system adds 4m model for smaller farms The Kelly Tillage System, which is being adopted across the world, the company says, offers a unique form of ultra-shallow tillage, using chains of linked steel discs in an offset diamond layout. It was developed in response to the harsh environment of the Australian outback, where every bit of moisture counts. An extremely versatile machine, it uses different disc chain options so that a single unit can be used all year round for seedbed preparation, managing residue, incorporating cover crops, soil levelling and weed control. Previously only available in 6, 9 and 12m models, Kelly has expanded the range with the smaller Model 1204. The Model 1204 is compatible with all Kelly Disc Chains, as well as

the available seeder kit. It can be pulled with a 100hp tractor and has a variable working width, with 3.4, 4 and 4.3m configurations available. Efficiency is the focus for this machine. Digging just 2–4cm deep, the discs uproot weeds without disturbing the deeper soil structure. With a working speed around 12km/h and minimal fuel requirements, farmers using Kelly harrows report significant savings on herbicide, fuel and time. “The Model 1204 is designed for smaller farms,” says Nicolas Doyle, Kelly Europe GM. “Farmers can expect the same high build quality and fuel efficiency of our larger machines in a compact design with a 2.3m transport width.” FG

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Latest versions of subsoiler bring key benefits

Cultivator decisions key for business management With harvest now well underway, attention is moving towards the autumn cultivation campaign. Profitability is at the heart of all farm businesses and, with the recent rising costs of machinery, the choice of cultivation equipment has loomed large in many business management decisions. Arable farmers are now practising a variety of crop establishment systems from direct seeding and minimum tillage through to ploughing. The type of cultivation system practised is often governed by soil type, crop rotation and weed burden. Increasingly, to combat weeds it is necessary to employ an integrated weed management programme which

includes rotation, chemical and mechanical control and this is often practised on a field-by-field basis. Bullock Tillage has a range of cultivators that operate both in direct seeding through to a ploughbased system. The company’s range of disc harrows can work down to a maximum depth of 14cm. Increasingly popular is the Gamma Straw Harrow which has a leading row of notched discs that can be hydraulically adjusted for angle and depth while in operation, followed by five rows of hydraulically adjustable tines. The Gamma Harrow is capable of producing a scratch tilth which is ideal for weeds and volunteers to germinate prior to planting. FG

The latest versions of Tillso’s Advantage subsoiler with Sabre Ultralite tine designed for restructuring the root ball zone (150–250mm), have expanded to 3, 4 and 5m mounted, with front discs or row cleans to create tilth and sweep trash away ahead of the tine. Sabre Tine parts are exclusively distributed by Spaldings. The 3, 4 5 and 6m trailed Advantages now have turbo disc-type blades in line with the tine or discs in between the tines to give true vertical tillage, sizing residue and creating fissures from the surface. This allows tilth to be created without inversion, reducing the loss of carbon and moisture. Trailed machines can have Tillso’s

Opti-opener fitted to the rear for drilling OSR or cover crops. Tillso’s new V-shaped subsoiler, the Strato, uses Sabre Max or Sabre Mono tines for deeper restructuring in more conventional situations, where soils have been compacted at depth. Strato and Advantage have the option of diamond, flexitill or channel rear rollers; all have hydraulic depth control. Tillso continues to develop the Rake & Roll as well as additional machines for cultural weed control, both in and out of the crop as this sector develops. The ability to create a series of stale seed beds in between crops, reducing the weed seed bank, and to remove seedling in the crop, will be vital in reducing weed control costs. FG


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Cultivator pertinent for reduced and zero-till Guttler has many products which are pertinent to the current drive towards reduced tillage and zero tillage, says importer Wox Agri. The tined Supermaxx cultivator has a working range from 3–12m in mounted and trailed formats. Paddle options are available for the plough-based system with five rows of tines and reinforced helpers as a standard fitment. Rear following harrows are fitted either before the roller or afterwards. The ability to run the machine on gauge wheels at the front of the machine or on a combination of gauge wheels and roller is important, as in many cases the weather will dictate the machine’s performance. The Guttler brand, which is

synonymous with the Prisma ring profile, has in its range rollers from 3–12.40m, with adoptions of tines and seeders giving the perfect partner to the Supermaxx for re-consolidation, shallow harrowing and straw raking. According to Wox, its ability to follow the rigs and ground contours cannot be equalled in the marketplace, with its unique pendular movement the full width of the frame work. Individual gangs of 1.5m allow for flexing and self-cleaning in difficult conditions but in dry conditions offer optimum seed-to-soil contact. Air brakes, wheel and tyre equipment of 15.0/55-17 10PR give the machine a long-term position in any farm’s inventory, Wox says. FG

Agricast is building on its recent announcement of a £150,000 investment in new machinery with the launch of a new website. In July, the manufacturer of replacement wearing parts for agricultural machines announced it was buying a new high-definition plasma cutter, taking on new staff and improving its Lincolnshire factory. This month, Agricast has launched a new website offering greater e-commerce functionality, information on over 950 wearing parts and foreign language translation as the company aims to grow the export side of its business. Visitors to www.agricast. net will not be able to make online purchases straight away, but they will be able to add wearing parts to a shopping basket and request a tailored quote for the products they want to buy. Full e-commerce functionality will be trialled with selected users after they’ve created a new online account.

“We have enjoyed two recordbreaking years with UK sales higher than forecasted, which is great, and we very much appreciate the repeat business our customers continue to give us,” says William Robinson, Agricast's managing director. “We have also seen an increase in enquiries and orders from overseas and are delighted to have secured support from the Department for International Trade, which will enable us to increase our overseas marketing activity.” On launch, will be tailored to English-speaking countries, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. FG


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Treating potato stores with ethylene

With CIPC no longer available for treating stored potatoes, the most cost-effective option to growers is ethylene, which aims to keep potatoes dormant and control sprouting. Here, two farmers who use it share their views on the Restrain system. According to Oliver Bright (right), of JR, EM & AR Bright Montford Farm in Shrewsbury, Restrain’s ethylene system has been an effective alternative to CIPC. Mr Bright explains: “We have a 2,500t potato store containing the variety Maris Piper. The store has refrigeration, humidifier and monitors CO2,, plus has underfloor lateral ventilation. “Two years ago, we started to consider alternatvies to CIPC for our stored potato crop, and with the help of McCain, we decided Restrain would be our best option in order to go down the route of ethylene.” According to Mr Bright, the benefits of using Restrain are the effectiveness of the product, the ease of use and that the costs are relatively low. “Our store management system is remote, using a crop management system on our iPads and phones. However, we find it really important to come to the store and check things over, just to make sure all is running smoothly and the ethylene is doing its job, as well as monitoring the amount of ethylene that’s being used by the machine. “With the humidification, we try to run at 98 per cent to stop any dehydration of the potatoes. The current crop was put in storage in September, and come May it was still looking excellent and any sprouts which had formed were really brittle.

The Restrain system allows for easy monitoring so that any required adjustments can be made quickly and easily.

For Mr Bright, the quality of the crop is especially important, so he was extremely pleased to discover over the last few months that the sprouting is minimal, the dehydration level is really low, and the frying quality is fantastic, he reckons. “We have a lot of correspondence with Restrain, particularly with John, and he comes to visit generally twice a month. “We found the online training to be really helpful. It gave us a bit of background into what the machine is capable of, how to organise and where to put it – which we found was especially important. “We definitely would recommend Restrain to other growers – not just because of its effectiveness, but also for the support and back-up we get from the Restrain team.”

Effective in boxed stores too Sam Tugwell (right) is assistant farm manager of RJ & AE Godfrey, based at Dawesmere Farms, in Holbeach. Currently, the company is using Restrain as results have indicated it’s a simple and costeffective method of sprout suppression. Godfrey’s Red House is a 1,500-acre farm that is part of a larger farming enterprise in Lincolnshire. It currently grows a range of combinable and root crops with a 10-year rotation.

Mr Bright has found the Restrain system to be effective in a bulk potato store.

The company has a capacity of 5,500t of cold boxed storage, where it stores general white potatoes and Maris Piper, at a temperature of 2.5ºC. All of the potatoes stored at the farm are aimed at the pre-packing market. The farm uses Restrain in all its potato stores. According to Mr Tugwell: “Restrain has the benefits of having no harvest interval and no residue left on the crop, plus is cost-effective.” The stores are checked on a daily basis, and Mr Tugwell reckons the Restrain unit helps with this due to the digital read-out it provides on temperature, CO2 and level of ethylene in-store. He found the system very easy to set up and use. “The machine is set up at the beginning of the season as per the recommendation of Restrain’s advisors. All you have to do after that is add fuel as required, and monitor the stores as you usually would,” Mr Tugwell comments. “We found the stores have seen no sprout growth in any way, shape or form, and we’re very happy with the product. We’ve found Restrain to be very supportive, and Jonathan has visited us periodically throughout the storage season. Any issues we have had with any of the equipment was resolved immediately, and it’s given us the confidence to use the product in the future. To anyone who’s currently storing potatoes, I would recommend the Restrain system as it’s simple to use and very effective.” FG

Sprout control has also been excellent in the boxed stores, Mr Tugwell says.

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Potato grower invests in purpose-built grading facility One of Cornwall’s leading potato growers has become the latest producer to put its trust in Haith Group. In 2020, with demand for homegrown produce soaring, E W Button & Son made the decision to invest in a brandnew, purpose-built grading facility for its early season and ware potatoes. Following a recommendation from a neighbour, Joe Button decided to engage Haith to design and install his new potato grading system. Commissioned last month, the line, which can handle 30t/hour, features Haith’s latest innovations. The Cornish potatoes are tipped directly from the tractor-trailer into a Haith Supa-Flow Bulker. The 2.4m wide bulker features dual direct drive, double incline belt for easy loading, and a crop flow control unit where

sensors control the speed of the bulker. The crop passes through a Haith Evolution Multi-Separator and into a Tomra 3A Optical Sorter, which removes stone, clod and green potatoes from the dirty crop before entering a series of eight Haith SupaFlow screen graders. The screen graders feature three full-width agitators that can run at various speeds and feature dual roller screen drives and a crop unplugging roller in a maintenance-friendly yet robust construction. Once size graded, the potatoes are filled into boxes via SupaFill 400 box fillers. Controlled by a touchscreen HMI, these fillers are gentle on the crop

and feature rubber door stop belts multi box height filling functionality. As a result of the new grading line, Joe and his team have seen throughput speeds increase by 35 per cent and a significant improvement in crop quality, with no mechanical damage and the majority of stone and clod removed. “Our old line was starting to show its age and was nowhere near as effective as this new Haith line,” says Joe. “Demand for homegrown produce has rocketed in the last couple of years, and we needed to invest in a new line to keep up. Haith has an excellent reputation, and we’ve never had a problem with the box fillers that we bought from them last year, so it was an easy decision to put our trust in the Haith team. We’re really pleased with the new line, and

it’s made a real difference in just a few weeks of running it.” The Button family has been growing potatoes, blueberries and cereals at Tregawn Farm since they bought it in 1939. Benefitting from the coastal climate, EW Button & Sons supplies its salad, main crop and processing potatoes to major supermarkets, processors and exporters. “Cornish potatoes are delicious, and it’s fantastic that they are growing in popularity,” says Duane Hill, sales director at Haith. “We have several customers in Cornwall, and this latest project further strengthens our presence in the county. This line has been designed to meet Joe’s precise needs, and we are delighted that he has continued to trust Haith to handle his exceptional produce.” FG

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Mobile washing system creates efficiencies for major UK potato supplier

A new mobile washing facility, featuring Tong’s next generation barrel washer, is bringing increased throughput and a highly flexible washing solution for UK potato supplier, Wolds Produce Ltd, this season. Based in East Yorkshire, Wolds Produce supplies high quality potatoes into the crisping, chipping, ware, catering and seed industries, working with a wide base of growers throughout the UK. In order to wash crop across multiple sites, Wolds Produce needed a mobile washing system that would bring effective

destoning, washing and inspection of crop at high capacities, for quick yet gentle processing to meet contract demands. Featuring the latest model of Tong’s popular potato barrel washer, the new mobile washing system is built to handle high throughputs of crop, with a 4m long, 1,200m wide barrel washer and integrated

destoner for reliable removal of stones from crop prior to washing. Once the crop is washed, it is gently transferred to an inspection conveyor with canopy. For ultimate ease of transporting between sites, the mobile system has been designed with foldable modules to allow the machine to be quickly and easily adapted for transport.


Simon Tootell, managing director at Wolds Produce, commented: “We have worked with Tong for many years. They supplied our existing washing line at our main site in Pocklington East Yorkshire, so when then time came to look for a mobile system, Tong was the natural choice to work with to design a custom-built machine that we knew would fit the bill. “We are very pleased with how the new mobile washer is performing,” he continued. “The machine can run with minimal labour requirements and is making it possible for us to respond quickly to new contract requirements as we can now wash to high standards on location across our wide grower base.” Edward Tong, managing director at Tong Engineering, added: “Our commitment to building relationships with customers like Wolds Produce means that we develop a great understanding of their ongoing handling needs, and can work alongside them to build new solutions as their requirements expand.” FG


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Sustainable sprout control Biox-M is a well-established and highly effective treatment to control sprouting in potatoes in store and is in widespread use in the UK and on the continent, on crops destined for both fresh and processing markets. Although approved for use in the UK in 2012, the 2020 harvest season was the first to have seen widespread adoption of Biox-M as the principal product available for sprout control in this country. Understandably, much of the immediate focus for new users has been on store

management, efficacy and cost. Growers, storekeepers and end-user customers were on a steep learning curve to ensure that they got the best from an unfamiliar product, which requires a very different approach to store management. As a result, many lessons have been

learned; the industry will go into the new season much better prepared and with much greater familiarity than a year ago. This significant change to sprout control is not taking place in a vacuum. British farm support is being turned on its head – with a shift to reward farmers for the delivery of public goods, many of which have a sustainability angle. And the world is moving, perhaps rather slowly, to address the challenges of climate change and to understand the role that farming has to play in climate change mitigation. Biox-M is very much part of the wider sustainability toolbox, which customers and consumers expect growers to consider. Biox-M comes from a naturally occurring perennial crop, spearmint (Mentha spicata), grown in a number of countries around the world – India, China and the US are large exporters. Carbon is sequestered in the crop and in the soil (perennial crops sequester carbon in soil much more effectively than annual crops). Spearmint oil is extracted by a simple process of steam distillation, used to extract many essential oils. To deliver a uniform product with a minimum

level of carvone, the oil is blended to produce Biox-M. No synthetic, persistent or harmful chemistry is involved. FG

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Potatoes Newly launched four-row potato harvester hits the fields Providing specialist storage facilities for over 45 years Since the mid-1970s, the Specialist Installations Division at Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd, formally Thurlow Nunn Farm Services, has specialised in the provision of facilities for all agricultural crops including grain, potatoes, onions, fruit, bulbs, carrots, red beet and fresh vegetables. The Division has completed many projects, including potato storage facilities across East Anglia, which often incorporate high

levels of air flow, humidification, heaters, refrigeration and state of the art web-based temperature and humidity control system. The Specialist Installations Division can organise all aspects of a post-harvest project, including the concept design, applications for planning approval along with all the hurdles that go with this process, as well as the procurement of the whole system. TNS has, for many years, been at the forefront of providing stores with higher rates of ventilation which are now proven to reduce weight loss, maximise the use of the shorter periods of low ambient temperature as global temperatures rise, and provide better long-term storage results. Call the Specialist Installations Team at Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd to discuss your project or visit the company’s website to log an enquiry. FG

At the end of 2020, the Dewulf Enduro was launched via a grand, and well-attended, live online unveiling. Now, the first machine is already out working in the field. The four-row potato harvester on wheels combines decades of expertise with the very latest technologies, the company says. The end result is a powerful harvester that excels in product friendliness, capacity and ease of operation. In terms of soil pressure, the Dewulf Enduro boasts the best statistics in its sector, the company claims (max. 1.8 kg/m2) thanks to its Soil-Saver technology. The harvester has no restrictions along its sieving webs, which results in optimal sieving capacity throughout the machine. Another unique feature is the driver’s

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Potatoes Manufacturer offers free online product training

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Scotts Precision Manufacturing Ltd has a taken a bold step and produced a series of tutorial videos for the Evolution Separator, to assist operators, owners, and sales and service technicians. The nine videos, which can be found on Scotts’ YouTube channel ( com/channel/UCJ-9md3B7PNhORvMFXGqtw), explain all you will ever need to know about the system – how it works, options, spiral segment technology and, most importantly, how to set the machine for all crop types is covered in minute detail. Scotts managing director, Derek Scott, commented: “Most manufacturers in our industry are not keen to give too much information away for fear of losing that connection with their customers, but this is not an approach that sits well with us – the most important aspect is that our customers get the very best value from their purchase. We simply cannot be on site each and every time to provide first-hand training on what is a complicated device. “We support our customers as

Cornerstone Systems manufactures temperature and humidity monitoring and control systems specifically designed for bulk root vegetable and grain storage. According to the company, its wireless systems offer unparalleled safety, accuracy and reliability in stacked box and loose product stores. Cornerstone’s Crop*Sense system can be configured to monitor many environmental parameters including crop temperature and humidity, ambient temperature and humidity and energy utilisation and generation. The control software aims to provide the lowest possible energy usage while maintaining the required crop storage environment according to requirements. Almost all of the company’s larger systems are made bespoke to suit the varying requirements of its customers, working with clients’ existing

best we can over the phone, with good information on our website, but to fully understand the machine and all its adjustability you have to see it working and have it explained in real time. The tutorial allows us to show videos of all the different crops and what is the cause and effect of adjustments. Something not always possible, even when we are on site. “With over 80 per cent of all sales being export, the need for such a thing was indeed obvious. We are now moving on to create a further series to cover all our other products.” FG

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Company welcomes two new brands to portfolio Standen Engineering has welcomed two new Europe-based brands into its fold in the last couple of months. The first of the two brands, AVR, allows Standen to increase its harvester offering by supplying the popular Puma series of self-propelled harvester to the UK market. In addition, Standen can also supply AVR’s range of both in-line and off-set bunker harvesters, filling a gap in the company’s current product range. Not only does AVR allow Standen to increase its harvester range, it also helps to build its offering in the ‘instore’ market. AVR receiving hoppers,

store loaders, twin conveyors, belt elevators, pick up loaders, and stone and clod separators are now also available from Standen. Standen has also welcomed VHM products to the UK. VHM offers smart and effective crop handling machinery, designed to make customers’ in-store, grading, line and pack house more efficient. The range includes box and bag fillers, fully automatic box stackers, discharge conveyors, and box

rotators. Designed with protection of the harvested crop in mind, all VHM machinery ensures as little impact as possible on your crop as well as ensuring optimum storage conditions. Commenting on the addition of the two brands, Edward Gilbert, sales and marketing director at Standen, said: “We are very happy to be able to widen our harvester range with the addition of AVR machines. They are very popular on the continent and we are confident that our UK growers will like what they see. We realised that we can offer our UK growers

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Potatoes Consider store improvements to improve efficiency

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Efficiency in potato storage is significant when it comes to improving or planning a new store. This is not a new consideration for Farm Electronics, however, as the company says it has always strived to manufacture the best when it comes to quality, performance and efficiency. Engineers specify the exact fan duty required for each project, making sure that the equipment will work at optimum levels when it comes to high volume ventilation for curing, in even the wettest harvest conditions. Inverters are used to reduce the volume for long-term storage and refrigeration. The company also calculates the refrigeration duty in order to specify the optimum equipment. Attention should be paid to the coefficient of performance, which is the ratio between the useful cooling provided against the energy required. Other efficiencies relating to the equipment include specification of the evaporator coil, refrigerant and size of condenser and fans. When it comes to control, Farm Electronics’

According to Dr John Keer, of Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd, there are many pest and disease control problems currently affecting UK agriculture. Cultural control and integrated pest management (IPM) are the preferred solutions in a world where chemical options are diminishing. However, examples of IPM being proven successful are scarce. An outstanding exception is the control and management of potato cyst nematode (PCN). Central to the management of PCN, is the detailed monitoring of field PCN densities (counts). The testing regimes of yesteryear were unable to accurately assess the distribution of PCN across a field. This testing, based on one sample per 4ha, produced average PCN densities which hid both ‘hotspots’ of high PCN and areas of low or zero PCN. Sampling with GPS at 1ha per soil sample has been very illuminating and allows combinations of different PCN control measures within a field to be adopted. Examples of the control

in-house software design team have created an array of different pre-set functions to give optimal energy efficiency within the store. For instance, by offering a kWh meter which has the ability to set time intervals for different rates and set the rates to work out a simple cost for a storage period. Fan and refrigeration running hours can be monitored, and programmed when and when not to run to keep running costs low. Plus, if ambient ventilation is available, the equipment will always look to use this free resource before opting to use the refrigeration system if ambient temperatures allow. Furthermore, the way the equipment is designed allows for an optimal air mix system to be balanced for the correct temperatures to be achieved in an efficient manner. FG

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Potatoes Automation yields big benefits Four years ago, farmer Jonathan Quail took his first steps into the world of automation and, by utilising the latest in Agrimech machinery, his business quickly managed to save over two hours of production time per lorry load. With Britain’s employers struggling with the worst staff shortages since the late 1990s, amid the rush to reopen from lockdown and a sharp drop in overseas workers due to Covid-19

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Special edition potato harvester to mark celebrations Grimme started 2021 with a bang by announcing its 160th anniversary celebrations. The milestones didn’t stop there – since then, Grimme has announced the sale of its 2,000th destoner and now the 1,000th Varitron potato harvester. To celebrate the 1,000th Varitron sale, Grimme is building a limited run of special edition Varitrons. These limited-edition machines will be loaded with all sorts of valuable extras at a significantly reduced price. With a focus on operator comfort and productivity, the list of extras includes the Premium Comfort Cab, which has optimised noise insulation plus a high-backed leather seat with air suspension, seat heating and active ventilation; Grimme’s Speedtronic system that automatically matches the speed of the main webs to driving speed and crop load – a key

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Power on the land The topic for this month’s Power on the Land is hedge cutters and forestry equipment, brought to you as always by Mike Williams. Britain is the world leader in the design and production of reach arm mowers for hedge and verge cutting, and recent developments can increase output and efficiency. A special feature on the Auto-Level models in the Razorback hedgecutter range from Mzuri (pictured overleaf) is the Co-Pilot technology designed to keep the main frame of the machine level while the tractor works on uneven ground. Co-Pilot levelling is effective for both hedge and verge cutting, and it is available on the Auto-Level 550 version with 5.5m reach and on the 680 telescopic model extending to 6.8m. The cutting options offered for the Auto-Level models are the Flailhead series rotaries with a ‘softstart’ operating feature and 1.2 or 1.5m working widths, and the RotaryHead 150 has three cutting rotors with four blades on each, and a vertical axis design provides 360 degrees of cutting contact to achieve a high work rate. Recent additions to the marketleading McConnel hedgecutter range include two new Power Arm 55 series models. The 55 series is a popular choice for farmers, contractors and local authorities, and the PA5555-60 and PA5755-60 models provide extra power and performance. Maximum reach figures are 5.5 and 5.7m and both have a 60hp hydraulic system instead of 55hp on earlier models, plus an integrated oil cooler, redesigned rear guards for easier servicing access and

improved road lights. The Power Arm 65 series also benefits from a hydraulic power increase, with an upgrade to 70hp instead of the previous 65hp. Twose equipment manufactured and marketed by McConnel includes hedgecutters in five series. Flagship models for contractors and largescale farm requirements are in the 5-series with up to 6.7m reach, 65hp hydraulics, 200-litre oil capacity and control system options. Maximum reach for the mid-range 3-series is 5.5m, the hydraulic system is 50hp and the tractor requirement is 60hp plus. The entry level 1-series has 4.2m maximum reach and 30hp hydraulics. Agrimaster hedgecutters from Weaving Machinery include the Giraffe model for amenity work on tractors with 20hp minimum output. It works with a 1.2m long cutterbar and the specification includes cable controls. The Compact model with a belt driven 1.2m wide rotary flail head and a choice of flail options, has a tractor recommendation up to 50hp and the controls are cable operated. The mid-range Agrimaster R520 model for farmers and contractors has a cable control system combined with a joystick for ease of operation. Power recommendation for the linkage mounted R520 is 90hp+, maximum reach is 5.2m and the cutting width is 1.25m. The top models are the R550, R600 and R650T needing a 140hp+ tractor, and available with 1.2 and

1.5m cutting head options, joystick controls and 5.5–6.5m reach. Reach arm machines are the first choice for cutting farm and roadside hedges, but for amenity work, small scale cutting jobs and areas that may be difficult to access with tractor mounted equipment, a hand-held hedge trimmer can be an efficient and cost-effective option. Makita recently added eight new battery powered hedge trimmers to its huge range of portable equipment. The power is provided by 40V lithium-ion batteries powering machines with double-sided cutting blades either 60 or 75mm long, and typically offering electronic control of three working speeds. Blades are available to handle branches up to about 25mm diameter and a reverse drive is available to free the blade if it jams. The Makita range also includes a large selection of cordless chainsaws powered by one or two 18V lithium-ion batteries, and including features such as a brushless

motor, trigger-controlled chain speed and adjustable automatic chain lubrication. Chainsaws are a speciality in the Stihl equipment range, which offers a large selection to suit the requirements of forestry professionals as well as occasional users. Power ratings available in the chainsaw range are from 1.6–8.7hp and the choices also include petrol and cordless power, plus an electric model. An advantage of the battery-powered cordless saws is the low noise level when working near residential areas, and users benefit from low vibration levels. New additions include the high performance MS881 professional grade forestry saw powered by a 121.6cc petrol engine continued over…

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Mulcher range praised for strength and durability Heavy-duty build, individual features and a wide range of products to suit different applications are among the factors underpinning the growing reputation of TMC Cancela’s mulching machinery in the forestry sector. Since 2017, the machines have been distributed in the UK and Ireland exclusively by Lincs-based Spaldings Forestry, a division of the direct sales specialist Spaldings, focused on tools and equipment for forest managers, contractors and arborists. Hefin Evans, who leads Spaldings’ forestry equipment sales, explains TMC Cancela’s pedigree: “The company is

based in the heavily forested northwest of Spain and has many years’ experience producing this type of machinery. “They also have a very accessible engineering team; when contractor Roger Glennie had ideas for a bespoke machine, TMC Cancela was the only manufacturer to respond positively by arranging a meeting with the design

engineers who came up with the twospeed MPK-225 mulcher with finishing roller he operates today.” Based near Methlick in Aberdeenshire, Mr Glennie uses the TMC Cancela mulcher for clearing spent Christmas tree plantations and pockets of land after felling, situations in which it leaves a clean, firm finish ready for sowing or re-planting. “After our prototype was returned from the factory following a stripdown inspection and rebuild, it’s been used pretty much non-stop, not only on land and plantation recovery but also for track renewal, which it handles very well,” he says. The MPK-225 is just one model in a wide range of TMC Cancela forestry mulchers supported in terms of service, parts and repairs by the Spaldings after-sales team or local service agents. Hefin Evans highlights the strategic use of high-strength steel for durability without excessive weight, the hardwearing Hardox steel used for the double-skin hood structures, and the different tungsten tooth designs. “The mulching teeth, which are all secured by two bolts set into deep recesses to protect them from wear, work in conjunction with up

to six rows of Hardox steel counter blades to thoroughly shred and mulch vegetation,” he points out. Bi-rotation PTO on selected models provides the versatility to operate on the front or back of a tractor, while oil-filled hydrodynamic couplings on the biggest machines provide load-free PTO start-up, vibration damping and shock/overload protection. Another feature – the pivoting gearbox and parallel linkage hydraulic top link on selected models – ensures that the correct PTO shaft angle is maintained at all times for reliable power delivery. There are mechanical drive versions for all sizes of tractor up to 400hp and hydraulic drive models for skid-steer and other compact loaders, excavators, radio-controlled vehicles that work on sites with challenging access and other prime movers. FG



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Forestry & Hedging Fencing solution fast becomes ‘knot of choice’ Standing apart from galvanisedonly stockfence, with its distinctive Ecover Green coating on the bottom two wires or throughout the whole fence, Masterfence says it continues to be the benchmark brand for quality in the UK and Ireland hinged joint fencing markets. Additional strength and ease of installation means XK MRT is fast becoming the contractors’ knot of choice, meeting the demands of the most discerning equine and deer fence sectors’ needs, MRT says. For those requiring the strongest of knots, the traditional FK MRT continues to be the preferred option. In addition, the Midlands-based MRT warehouse is ideally located to supply its trade-only customer base throughout the UK with other


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‘Ultimate site clearance tool’ sees boost in sales Attachment specialist Albutt Ltd has reported substantial increases in sales figures for its Site Pro grapple. Since its inception in 2011, the firm is stating that the grapple is now one of its most popular products – with regular despatches to dealers both in the UK and aboard. Designed as the ‘ultimate site clearance tool’ the Site Pro is aimed at estate managers, farmers, contractors and those working in the forestry trade. Its uses are far ranged, from clearing the likes of logs, felled trees, brash, rubble, stone, tyres etc, to grading the ground once cleared. The ultra-strong Hardox profiles are designed to withstand the toughest of tasks and, by meshing on the grab

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High spec as standard for British hedgecutter manufacturer Designed and built in Worcestershire, the Razorback range is the creation of Martin Lole, the leading force behind several British agricultural brands including Mzuri and izona. Like each of these brands, Razorback focuses on high quality products that push the envelope in innovation. The flagship product has been the Auto-Level reach mower, which features clever self-levelling Co-Pilot technology and advanced electronic proportional controls as standard. Designed to increase productivity and award a superior finish, the co-pilot technology ensures the main frame remains level over undulating ground, reducing

the requirement for unnecessary operator adjustment. The Auto-Level is available with reaches of either 5.5m or a telescopic 6.8m, with both flail and rotary head options. The flail head is the most recent addition to the range but has been proving popular with customers opting for a more traditional flailed finish. Available in 1.2 or 1.5m widths, the flail head features a unique hood design to allow for better trash flow and an efficient cutting action. The SoftStart rotor is fitted with heavy duty forged hammer flails and a rear roller and adjustable front hood which lends itself to both hedge and verge mowing applications. FG

A stone’s throw from London, is an ancient woodland bursting with magical bluebells, wildflower meadow and abundant wildlife. Once mainly agricultural land, the Woodland Trust acquired Heartwood Forest near Sandridge, St. Albans and turned it into England’s largest continuous new native forest. The 858-acre site also includes a community orchard and arboretum. Agricultural contractor and NFU Cereals Board member Jamie Burrows is contracted to ensure the network of paths and open areas are tidy for forest trekkers. The Major Cyclone is an important cog in the wheel of his business which includes arable crop farming, horse livery and riding school, and general contracting. “The Major Cyclone leaves an excellent finish,” says Jamie. “Even with the undulating grounds in the parklands, we don’t get any scalping – it leaves a beautifully striped finish.” Jamie purchased the 4.2m Major Cyclone to

replace a flail mower and rotary batwing. The 14ft model has 24 blades attached to six rotors spaced 2.25ft apart, double the number of heads found in batwing mowers, to ensure all material is cut cleanly and evenly spread across the width of the machine. The mulching capabilities help maintain the wildflower meadows in the forest. “We go in with the Cyclone to cut and mulch all the material before it’s collected at the end of the season.” Height of cut can easily be adjusted from 50–170mm and the hydraulic wing folds up for safe and easy 2.5m transport width. The galvanised finish offers extra durability and protection against rust. FG

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Forestry & Hedging Hedge maintenance made easy PFC Agri Solutions offers direct sales of hedging equipment for the agriculture, forestry, railway and lawn maintenance industries. Looking at the HKL Fox frame and HS2300 saw unit, massive output in dense hedges and forestry conditions can be achieved when mounting to tractor front loaders or a telehandler. Suitable for branch thicknesses up to 25cm, the heavy duty HKL Fox frame offsets hydraulically by up to 1.5m. The fallen debris can be collected for disposal or chipping with a front grab when the tractor is fitted with front linkage. As an alternative, a rear flail topper can mulch the debris in one pass up to 100mm. The HKL Fox will pivot the saw head 210 degrees, allowing hedges to be shaped as required. The complete system requires two double acting valves and a free flow return to operate the saw blades. This can

be linked directly to the tractor spool valves or utilise the optional electrohydraulic valve The HS2300 saw head has a 2.3m cutting width using three 80cm blades. The blades are offset to promote an even feed of material and significantly reduce the risk of blade stalling. The blades only require 65-litres/min oil flow for full output with operating speeds up to 8kph. The saw is protected by a depth wheel when operating close to the ground level. The smooth finish of hedges that are overgrown compared to the flair trimmers means that the habitat for wildlife recovers faster and helps maintain the natural barrier that a hedge is supposed to be. FG

Flail mower tailored to UK conditions gains popularity The FBO-2800 flail mower has gained considerable popularity since its 2018 launch. Shelbourne Reynolds previously tested the market by importing a flail from Italy, but felt it could design and manufacture its own product, tailored to UK conditions and complementing its groundcare equipment range. Built to a heavy-duty specification at the firm’s headquarters near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, the flail comprises a working width of 2.8m which can be offset hydraulically up to 600mm. The overall width has been kept to 3m to allow for transport on the road. The flail can either be mounted on the front or rear of the tractor without any conversion to its mount.


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Septic tank care and timely servicing are key for longevity Groundworks’ contractor DT Groundworks (DTG) offers advice on the importance of looking after your tank, regular servicing and choosing a knowledgeable company to carry out surveys and rectify issues. For those in properties not connected to a mains sewer, with your septic tank or sewage treatment plant tucked away underground, it is easy for it to slip your mind. Remember, ground movement, vehicle traffic over the top of the system site, the age of your system, as well as how you look after it (e.g., using household chemicals that can damage the bacteria within your treatment plant), can all cause problems with

how it runs. Looking after your tank and timely servicing is crucial for the longevity of your system, and using a trusted and knowledgeable company to rectify any issues and carry out surveys is a necessity. Furthermore, the new Environment Agency General Binding Rules, which came into effect in January 2020, require that if you are selling or buying a property with a septic tank, you must ensure it is not running directly into

time and money. As part of its offering, it provides expert water treatment system installation, design, and maintenance for domestic and commercial properties. With 40 years’ experience, the company has a reputation for quality workmanship, timely completion of works and cost-effective prices. Other commercial and domestic services offered by the company include: drainage work and excavation, as well as commercial, agricultural, and equestrian groundworks. All groundwork starts with a thorough investigation of the site and understanding of the project. Contact DTG directly for a verbal or written survey if you have concerns about your septic tank or water treatment plant – or if you require a quote for any other services. FG

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Are you up-to-date with your mole ploughing? Always remember, the most important asset on your farm is probably your land. Soil health and drainage are essential to safeguard against adverse weather and constant changes on the farming landscape. After a succession of wet winters, causing further crop damage, compaction and reducing yields, there is now a cost-effective mounted mole drainer that works – the Ceres UniMole Mole Drainer is the perfect machine for the task, the manufacturer says. The UniMole brings you the best of both worlds, combining a traditional trailed beam mole drainer with the speed, manoeuvrability and convenience of a mounted machine.

The Ceres UniMole creates minimal surface disturbance with its unique hydraulic entry and withdrawal system, which allows its leg to run smoothly in and out of the ground. The hydraulic ram automatically extends and contracts, which reduces ground heave, as well as lessening the pressure exerted on the tractor. This prevents the unsightly exposed crater at the end of each run, which is normally associated with mole ploughing,

making this machine perfect for zero till, minimum till and pastureland, Ceres says. The wide beam creates a high pressure point over the foot and bullet, to prevent premature lift and shatter and reduce ground disturbance, and allow the ceramic expander to create an even force to consolidate the subsoil. The leg creates an open slit, which allows circulating air to dry out the consolidated substrate and create

an even longer-lasting drain. The risk of debris and trash build up is greatly reduced not only by the angle of the leading edge, but also by the large 560mm diameter serrated disc which has ample clearance within the frame to prevent congesting and aid free rotation. The UniMole is built with longevity in mind, not only for long-lasting land drains, but also the lifespan of its components. These include the Hardox 450 full-length skid, leg and headstock pin inserts, which offers up to four times greater life expectancy than mild steel. The leg is also protected by a choice of two sizes of shear link, which provides a safeguard when using the UniMole in unfamiliar ground. Both main pivots have greaseable sprung steel bushes with EN24 pins. The hard-wearing ceramic expander, which comes as standard, maintains its shape throughout wear by rotating freely on its axis, and it has a convenient stowing position when out of work. The Ceres team believes that the UniMole offers the best all-round performance, whether on grassland, stubble, pre-worked or in-crop conditions, bringing an over 100-yearold design up-to-date and making it suitable for efficient, modern farming and contracting applications. FG 81798

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Drainage & Irrigation Making irrigation more efficient The need for irrigation has been, to say the least, variable over the past season. Traditionally dry areas have been relatively wet, and even within regions rainfall has often been uneven. So as growers look ahead to their irrigation machinery requirements for next year, it may seem there is more to consider than usual. Independent data on different forms of irrigation is available from several research centres, including Cranfield University. Since the Water Act 2003, abstractors have been expected to demonstrate efficient use of water as part of the abstraction licence renewal process. Demonstrating improved efficiency has also been important for grant applications. While efficiency is essentially about applying the right

Investment in farm drainage increasing This year has seen unprecedented levels of investment in land drainage schemes following the previous two wet winters. However, Justin Morfoot of land drainage contractor William Morfoot Ltd, advises that the reasoning behind the current demand levels seems to lie beyond rainfall-based decisions. “BPS decline, the switch to spring cropping/late drilling to control black-grass, along with improved commodity prices, have been factors in the growing interest in land drainage investment. “The greater availability of data showing the immediate and significant benefits of drainage investment have highlighted the rapid payback available to farms. Furthermore, the wet seasons we have experienced – coupled with the ongoing expiry of old and outdated drainage systems from

the 60s and 70s – has led to many more farms looking to address drainage requirements on their farms.” Mr Morfoot added: “2021 has seen a big demand for ditch restoration works, as well as for new drainage schemes. Ensuring that ditch systems are cut to the correct depths with a positive fall attached to them is obviously vital to allow land drains to do their job. “On many farms, ditch systems have been neglected and let go, which has then further compounded any drainage issues which are present.” William Morfoot Ltd delivers comprehensive land drainage schemes including all design work and installation work to farm businesses across the UK. To find out more, contact the company directly. FG


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amount of water at the right time with minimal wastage, energy can be wasted as well as water. “Systems using rainguns, for example, use more energy than those fitted with a boom,” explained Adrian Colwill of Briggs Irrigation. “The recommended operating pressure for a raingun is 4.5–5.0 bar. This can be halved with a boom. The reduced pressure requirement means there is less pressure required all the way back to the pump and this saves fuel or electricity, depending on the type of pump. The fuel saving for a diesel pump can run into thousands of litres.” For more information on the many ways to improve irrigation efficiency contact Briggs Irrigation directly. FG

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Drainage & Irrigation Mole draining to improve productivity Hankins has had a busy season, having manufactured single, twin and three leg machines, mounted and trailed, for customers. Ron Hankins also built and designed a bespoke single leg moler/subsoiler requested by a farmer in Suffolk. The Maidwell Moler range has strength, weight and a unique pitch adjuster to produce a perfect mole, Hankins says. Machines are a robust beam construction with replaceable wear skids and high ground clearance. The majority of Hankins’ molers this year have left the workshop with press wheels, but these can be added at a later date if required. They have proved popular as they help to level the surface for future cultivations or direct drilling, and also improve the fissuring of the clay soil, allowing water to easily get down to the mole channel. Contact the company directly for more information. FG

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freeboard (the difference between the drain invert and the ditch bed). Drains hidden in the undergrowth need to be found, cleared and marked with a suitable marker post, making them easier to locate. Miles Drainage says it has the experience and availability to assist with all of the above, especially drain maintenance during the winter months, so now is a good time to get in touch to discuss requirements. Based in East Anglia but operating nationwide, the company provides a GPS-based quality land drainage design and installation service to agricultural, equestrian and sports field customers. It also manufactures the Single Leg Mole Plough, as well as supplying spares and wearing parts. FG

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Harvest 2021 may be well underway or successfully gathered, but from the combine seat, there will still be evidence of black-grass. During farm visits and surveys, Miles Drainage 20 Ltd says it continues to see the common link between black-grass and poor drainage. In some fields, the welldrained areas are free of black-grass, while the infested areas clearly show the need for, or lack of drainage. The problem could simply be a lack of maintenance and, with higher-than-average rainfall last winter, Miles Drainage has seen a very good level of enquiries this year. For a drainage scheme to operate at its full potential, the outfalls need to be in good condition and have a suitable


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Work begins on innovative flood management project The Environment Agency has started work on a natural flood management pilot project in Swaton, Lincolnshire. The project aims to reduce the frequency of flooding in the local community

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and letting it slowly seep into the soil. There will be five specialist attenuation ponds across three farms. These will have the capability to hold back approximately 22,000m3 22,000m of flood water – the equivalent of nine Olympic-sized swimming pools. In addition, the Swaton ponds have been designed to include a permanent wildlife pond in the centre of the attenuation area. The grassed areas, known as field edge swales, are 2–4m-wide strips capable of intercepting water flowing over the land. There will be 29 swales across the three farms, which will be sown with wildflower seeds to boost benefits for pollinators. They will also have the capacity to hold back approximately 26,000m3 of flood storage water. EA has provided the funding for this project and the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board is undertaking and supervising the works on the ground. Some of the swales are also being installed by the farmers themselves. Flood risk advisor for EA, Katharine

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Samms, said: “So far we have constructed one pond and around 1.8km of swales and are pleased with the progress we are making. The rest of the features should be constructed over the summer, finishing with the last ponds and swales after the harvest. “The project is one of the first natural flood management schemes to be installed in an arable landscape. More usually schemes are located on grazed land or in woodlands, so we are keen to see how well it will work. “We would like to thank the three farmers whose farms we are installing the scheme on. The project wouldn’t be possible without them.” Project manager Barbara Rumble added: “I am pleased we are able to see progress on the ground and I am looking forward to seeing the findings from the monitoring to see how effective the project is in reducing local flooding.” The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Heriot Watt University who will be monitoring this pilot project. After completion this winter the work will be monitored for three-years by their PhD student who will gather data and report on the scheme’s effectiveness. FG

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FARMERS GUIDE 25 YEARS AGO Claas celebrated 60 years of combine harvester production in 1996, and in September that year, the Farmers Guide reported the launch of six new models – giving a total of nine different Lexion models for the 1997 harvest. The new models had engines in the 170–300hp bracket and cutter bar widths from 15–30ft. Prices ranged from £115,250 for the Lexion 405 to £180,000 for the 300hp Lexion 460. Still on the harvesting theme, readers were told about two Massey Harris 21 combines which would be at a working weekend at Little Casterton. Ernest Cozens’ Out and About page noted that potato machinery manufacturer Tong was celebrating 50 years of building potato graders

and that, due to lack of funding, Shuttleworth College had closed. He added that since the provision of funds had been transferred from local Education Authorities to the Further Education Funding Council, all agricultural colleges were experiencing funding problems. A review of the recent East of England Show reported the launch of a new Amac three-row potato harvester, and the award of a silver medal to New Holland for its Range Command transmission system for the Basildon-built M/60 range of tractors. Norfolk Farm Machinery Club was holding its biennial autumn cultivations event on an 80ha site near Swaffham in September, where Dowdeswell would be demonstrating its latest 180 Series DeltaFurra semi-mounted plough. There were five-, sixand seven-furrow models, with prices ranging from £12,269–24,589 for the seven-furrow auto-reset plough. Gregoire-Besson boasted the widest range of ploughs at Normac, with models from 4–14 furrows and 12–20in furrow width adjustment.

In Farm Machinery News, New Holland announced two new big round balers with the option of twine or net wrap. Claas also introduced the big round Variant and big square Quadrant balers for the 1997 harvest. Meijer introduced a new jumbo big bale fork for front-end loaders, with models for both round and square bales, and a multi-use vegetable harvester, suitable for cauliflowers, calabrese and Brussels sprouts was shown at an event on the CWS estate in Lincolnshire. Every purchaser of a Kverneland power harrow between July and September would get a free replacement set of teeth. A special feature on potato harvesting and handling noted ‘state-of-the-art’ features on the latest Kverneland UN1200 harvester, including a new wider main web, electronically controlled web agitation and a three-stage hydraulically powered unloading elevator. Grimme explained to the Farmers Guide that the Variant DL1700 was the most versatile machine on the market. FG

ERNEST DOE’S TRACTORS Ernest Doe at Ulting was selling Allis Chalmers, Case and Fordson tractors in the 1930s, and in 1958 the company made its first Doe Triple D tractor by linking two Fordson Power Majors coupled with a steel turntable on the front tractor’s drawbar. The design was prompted by an Essex farmer who wanted to replace his crawler with a more powerful wheeled model. The driver, sitting on the back half of the Dual Power tractor, was able to control the clutch and

Around 350 Doe Triple D, Doe 130 and Doe 150 tractors were made at Ulting between 1958 and 1965.

the high and low gear ranges on both but had to get off to select the forward gear on the leading tractor. An improved 104hp Triple D appeared when the Fordson Super Major was launched in 1960. Power was increased to 108hp when the high-performance Super Major appeared in 1963. Ernest Doe also made implements for the Triple D, they included mounted and semi-mounted ploughs, subsoilers, cultivators and a mounted toolbar. The launch of the Ford 5000 in 1965 resulted in the launch of the 130hp Doe 130 with a hydraulically operated clutch, gear changing and steering. The tractor became the Doe 150 when the 75hp version appeared in 1968, but with stiff competition from County, Roadless and other 4wd tractors, the last Doe 150 was built in 1970. Believing there was a need for a more powerful 2wd tractor, Ernest Doe introduced a stretched and strengthened two-wheel drive version of the Ford

The Doe 5100 was a stretched version of the Ford 5000.

5000 in 1971. Designated the Doe 5100, it had a six-cyl 100hp Ford industrial engine, a heavy-duty clutch, disc brakes and power steering. There was more power to operate the latest cultivation and forage harvesting machines and the hydraulic linkage was fitted with a Doe hydraulic assister ram. The tractor was launched at the 1971 Doe Show with a £2,850 price tag. With the new Ford 7000 under wraps, the Ford Motor Co was not happy about the introduction of the Doe 5100 and, with only six, production came to an end. FG

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GREAT PLAINS 5.5M XPRESS (2017) c/w 5.5m working width, link arm mounting, track eradicators, 2 rows of soil raiser discs, hyd. levelling paddles.

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HORSCH JOKER 8RT (2017) c/w rear double steel disc packer (18 months old) full set of new cultivation discs, scharmuller ball hitch, VGC.

KVERNELAND TS DRILL (2016) c/w E.Com ISOBUS model, hyd. fan drive, markers, pre-emergence markers, 4 tramline valves.

KVERNELAND ENDURO 4000F c/w 4m working width, hydraulic folding, mechanical levelling tines, actipack with skids and knives.

16795 14T Ktwo MUCK SPREADER 11555 Reference Number: 16773 c/w twin floor chains, vertical beaters, KVERNELAND FLATLINER 350 SPEARHEAD MULTICUT 300 slats lookwidth, in good order, c/wchains c/w 3m&working floating c/w 5 pro lift legs, “D D” packer with single axle,wheels, PTO drive. linkage, rear depth 2 rotors, scrapers, 3.5m wide. 540 PTO.

10306 VADERSTAD RAPID 800S 8M DRILL (2010) *Does not include Avadex kit*, KVERNELAND 6M POWER HARROW sharmuller ring hitch type, 2 rows of (2018) discs (JI) 24 rotors, c/w 6m working width, quick fit tines, hyd. depth control, rear levelling board.






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•Howard Pullen Machinery Ltd•

NEW GYRAX 2800 H/D 2.8M MULCHING TOPPER unique 6 bladed rotors, mulch as they cut, extremely strong £5,000

2002 KVERNELAND 4M HYD FOLDING POWER HARROW & DRILL with front tank, 80% tines £11,750

2013 JOHN DEERE 6125M POWERQUAD very tidy, good tyres, 7000hrs, new turbo, front weights £34,000

KVERNELAND LD85 5F VARIWIDTH straight plough very good metal £3,500

VADERSTAD RAPID RDA400S DRILL with new discs, hardly used, rapid lift subsoiler £16,500

2017 CULTIVATING SOLUTIONS RL600 RAPIDLIFT excellent condition, hardly used £12,000

NEW PFT 28’ 19T BALE/ LOW LOADER 8’ hyd beaver, air/hyd brakes, 215/75x17.5 tyres £12,500

2013 KUHN VM123 5F VARIMAX PLOUGH good condition, tungsten wearing parts £8,000

2008 MF2190 BIG BALER excellent condition, 58000 bales, regularly serviced £30,000

2002 RENAULT CERES 335 80hp, 4wd, 6300hrs, creep gears, new front tyres, 60% rears £12,500

2002 NEW HOLLAND 8970A 250hp Super Steer, f/linkage, 40% rears, 9300hrs, very tidy £33,000 ono

3M CAMBRIDGE ROLLS hydraulic rear wheels, ideal to tow behind cultivator, some new rings fitted £1,500

CLAAS LEXION 550 25’ VARIO 3D, chopper, chaff, CEMOS, Q-meter, exc cond only 1343h/hrs £77,000

DAVID BROWN 880 recent new hyd pump, good running order, 6350hrs, good tyres £3,000


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On instructions from Richards and Co due to retirement from farming





To include: 2011 Holmer T3 sugar beet harvester, 2003 Holmer T2 sixrow beet harvester, 2000 Holmer T2 self-propelled beet chaser, 2006 Vervaet six-row beet harvester, 1998 Agrifac WKM-9000 six-row beet harvester, 2015 Challenger Rogator 635B 36m self-propelled sprayer Also: various sugar beet harvester and sprayer spares


Tractors: 2012 Deutz Fahr Agrotron M620, 2008 Claas Ares 836RZ, 2002 New Holland TS115 Combine: 2009 Claas Tucano 440 APS 6.6m Loader: 2015 JCB 526-56 Agri Vehicle: 1971 Leyland AEC 6x4 lorry Machinery: 2015 Cousins Contour HZ rolls 8m, 2014 Claydon Hybrid tine drill 3m, 1998 Dowdeswell DP130S Deltafurra 5f plough, 1996 Quivogne APX disc harrows, 2013 Amazone ZA-M Profi 3001 fertiliser spreader, Galucho RDA 460 cultivator press 4.6m, 2008 Mesko-Rol Z275 tedder, 1996 Zetor System ZTR-186 double drum mower conditioner, Taarup trailed forage harvester, 2010 AS Marston 14tonne trailer, 1985 Merrick Loggin 14tonne trailer Also: trailers, cultivators, livestock equipment, workshop items, spares, wheels and tyres. Included by kind permission from local farms: 2016 Amazone Cirrus 6003-2 drill 6m, Lynx front mounted cultivator 6m, Kverneland 5f plough, Bomford B578 hedgecutter

TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 10.30AM Catalogues available two weeks prior to the sale date, please contact: 01353 777767 opt.2 or email


On instructions from H.Gingell Ltd due to retirement



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

Tractors: 2013 John Deere 6190R, 2010 New Holland T6080, 2009 John Deere 7530, 2004 New Holland TM 155, 2004 New Holland TS135A, 2000 New Holland TM125, Ford 5000 Combine: 2016 Claas 750 Lexion 9.3m cut. Loaders: 2002 JCB 520 Farm Special, 1990 JCB 3CX Sitemaster Vehicles: 2014/2007 Nissan Navara, 1990 Land Rover 110 Defender Machinery: 2013 Vaderstad Carrier 500 cultivator 5m, Massey Ferguson 2170 baler, 2018 Cousins Sidewinder rolls 8m, 2011 Lemken Korund 450L cultivator, 2014 Amazone ZA-M 1001 fertiliser spreader, 2014 Warwick WB14M 14tonne trailer, 2009 Dowdeswell 140 Series MA 6f plough, Moore UniDrill DP600A drill 6m, Agrisem Disc-O-Mulch cultivator, 2014 Warwick WB12B flatbed trailer, 2012 Lely Lotus Stabilo tedder, Major Groundsman 12000 topper, 2009 Richard Western SF14 14tonne trailer, 2012 Claas Disco 250 mower Also: trailers, cultivators, discs, spares, wheels and tyres. Included by kind permission: 2011 New Holland T7030 Sidewinder 4wd tractor




Catalogues available two weeks prior to the sale date, please contact: 01353 777767 opt.2 or email

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

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Symonds &Sampson 82135

Thursday 9th September at 11.00am MANOR FARM, YARLINGTON, WINCANTON, BA9 8DG


Genuine Dispersal of Tractor, 2 x JCB Handlers, 3 x Robotic Milkers, Grassland Machinery & Livestock Equipment


Machinery: John Deere 6130R (19), JCB 320S Agri Pivot Steer (14), JCB 403 Agri Pivot Steer (20), Kverneland Siloking Duo 2218 Wagon (14), Richard Western SF12 & SF11 Grain Trailers, Pichon Vacuum Tanker, Einbock 8m Grass Harrows, FarmGem FES1000 12m Mounted Sprayer, etc. Livestock equipment: 3 x Fullwood Merlin 2 Robotic Milkers (18), 245 Wilcon C50 Cubicles, Cowcare Automatic Scrapers (20), Fullwood Packo 200ltrs Buffer Tank, Fabdec 8,000ltr Bulk tank, Boge C7L Air Compressor (21), Fullwood Variable Speed Milk Pump (18), Fullwood Segregation Gate, etc. In all approx. 300 lots.

800 Lots - Tractors, Handlers, Machinery Tools, Sundries, Timber, Collectables, Special Entries, Kramer, 2 M F Tractors, New Holland Handler, Machinery



Case 105C 4WD, Maintou 625-75H Handler (Both Excellent), Honda Quad, Livestock Trailers, Quality Livestock Kit Tools, Sundries, Non-VAT Items



Case 4230 4WD c/w Loader, Bray Loading Shovel, Leyland 285, I H B250, Ford Dexta, Machinery, Tools etc



On behalf of R J House & Son (Auctioneers having sold the farm)

2 Zetor and 1 MF 135 Tractors, Machinery, Trailers, Livestock Kit, Collectables, Sundries, Antiquities




Opens Tuesday 14th September and Closing from 7.00pm on Tuesday 21st September Online Auction of Tractors, Potato and Cultivation Equipment, Fullwood Herringbone and Lely Robotic Parlours, Bulk Tanks, etc.

Over 30 Classic Tractors

Predominantly Massey Ferguson, Leyland, Ford and David Brown Over 400 Lots – Trailers, Machinery, Sundries and Collectables

A sale not to be missed!

COWLOW, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE Fendt And New Holland Tractors, Trailers, Machinery, Sundries and Effects



Machinery: 2 x John Deere 6155R (16 & 17), Grimme GF600 Rotary Bed Tiller (19), Grimme GH2 Ridging Hiller (08), Grimme CS150 Destoner (07), Richard Western 32’ Bale Trailer (10), Rolland V64 6.4m Livestock Trailer (10), Vaderstad TD-600 Topdown (11), Briggs 110-420 Irrigation Reel with Gun (97), Teagle Titan 12 Rear Discharge Spreader (19), Kuhn Maxima 2 6 Row Maize Drill (12), Flingk KSS 1500 Sawdust Dispenser (14), Perfect RF-300 Orchard Mower (18), etc. Parlour equipment: 2 x Lely A4 Robotic Milkers (12) with all associated equipment, Fullwood 20:20 Direct to Line Milking Parlour with Auto ID, 14,000ltr, 10,000ltr and 7,000ltr Bulk Tanks, Segregation Gate, Parlour Fans, Ice Bank, 2 Stage Plate Cooler, Daltec Auger System, etc.

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Exciting Autumn Fixtures

On behalf of Dillington Farms, GA Dean Ltd and PW & MF Baker & Son Uttoxter Office 01889 562811

For further information please contact Greg Ridout 07817 517467 Rachael Holder 01935 382909 September 2021 167

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At Vicarage Farm, Marsh Road, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2LR

At Glebe Farm, Wysall Road, Costock, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 6XQ

Of Combine, Tractors, Trailers, Implements, Equipment & Sundries

Of Combine, Crawler, Tractor, Sprayer, Trailers, Implements, Cultivation Equipment and Sundries

On Saturday 18th September 2021 at 10.00am

On Thursday 30th September 2021 at 10.30am

Including: Combine: Case Axial Flow 7230 (13); Tractors: Case Magnum 380 CVX RowTrac (19), Case Puma 220 (19), Case Puma 165 (18), Kubota L1361 2wd tractor with LA525 Loader (18); Forklifts: Caterpillar DP25 2.5t (96), Hyster H50H; Trailers: Easterby ET14 root (09), Easterby ET14 grain (07), Easterby ET12 root (08), AS Marston ACE 14t grain (04), 20ft curtain side, 40ft tri-axle curtain side, 45ft tri-axle curtain side; Implements: Kverneland LO100 Variomat 6f rev plough (15), Alpego RK-400 4m power harrow (19), Amazone KG6001-2 6m power harrow (12), Amazone Cenius 3002 cultivator (12), Knight Raven 2.8m 5 leg subsoiler (12), Amazone Catros Plus 4001-2 4m (12), Cousins Patriot 4m cultivator (18), Amazone Cirrus 4002 drill (11), Einbock Taifun 600FZ 6m cultivator (09), Cousins Packa-Rolla 3m (96), Cousins Contour 6.3m Cambridge rolls (10), Vaderstad Roller 6.3m Cambridge rolls, Twose 12.6m Cambridge rolls; Miscellaneous & Sundries: Proforge 1000kg & 750kg front weight & tool carrier, Proforge tool carrier, Fyson elevator, horse drawn ploughs, quantity of workshop equipment and spares etc.

Including: Combine: Claas Lexion 770 APS Hybrid TT (18); Crawler: CAT Challenger MT775E (14); Tractor: Fendt 820 Vario TMS (10); Sprayer: Househam Merlin M4-30 36m self-propelled (13); Trailers: Bailey 18t grain (09), AS Marston ACE FF14t grain (95), JPM Trailers 220A twin axle fuel bowser (20), Agri-tek Mark 3 fuel bowser (01), 10,000l water bowser, 2No 24ft bale; Implements: Vaderstad Biodrill 360, Opico Variocast Air8 applicator (08), Techneat Avadex GR1200 15m applicator, Stocks AG Duo Fan jet dual i-con (17), Kuhn Axera HEMC 36m fertiliser spreader (08), Hankins Maidwell Moler (16), Cousins Level-Lift, Cousins K125 16ft 9” discs, Cousins V-Form soil loosener with Techneat Terracast V2 applicator (13); Kverneland LO85 7f rev plough, Sumo Trio 4.5m cultivator, Vaderstad Rexius Twin 630, Vaderstad Carrier CR 650 (03), Kuhn HR6002DR 6m power harrow (96), Horsch Sprinter 6ST 6m drill (05), Vaderstad Rapid RDA600S 6m drill (11), Dalbo MaxiRoll 1230 12.3m Cambridge rolls (15); Miscellaneous: AGCO 900kg weight block, 1040kg weight block, Gurney Reeve Maxi-Full bucket brush (01), quantity of Vaderstad, Sumo, Cousins, Claas spares, wearing parts and workshop equipment etc. FOR A DETAILED LOTLIST & CATALOGUE VISIT BROWN-CO.COM Viewing: Wednesday 29th September 2021 10am – 4pm Leicester Office: 0116 289 4719 | 07919015675 | 07717512498

FOR A DETAILED LOTLIST & CATALOGUE VISIT BROWN-CO.COM Viewing: Friday 17th September 2021 10am – 4pm Lincoln Office: 01522 457800 | 07919015675 | 07717512498

Upcoming Sale Dates For more information please call us on: 01664 562971 Or contact one of our auctioneers or fieldsmen: Scott Ruck: 07796 897516 Martin Lloyd: 07775 758586 John Gent: 07827 925204 Steve Martin: 07960 085950

Melton Mowbray Market



• Saturday 4th September Multi-Breed Sheep Sale, incorporating the Midland Texel Club Sale & including a Production Sale on behalf of CD Timm, Yorkshire • Friday 10th & Saturday 11th September Traditional & Native Breed Sale including Poultry • Friday 17th September Melton Midland Sheep Fayre, including a Production Sale on behalf of Mr P Mascaux, Essex, of White Dorper, Easycare & Berrichom Sheep, sponsored by Roxan Tags, also incorporating the NSA Ram Sale • Saturday 2nd October Preliminary Farm Sale • Tuesday 5th October Ram Fayre & Ewe Lamb Afternoon Sale, sponsored by Roxan Tags • Saturday 9th October East Midlands Club Limousin Sale • Saturday 30th October Charollais Sheep Sale to include a full flock dispersal on behalf of Lincs Charollais • Sunday 7th November Multi-Breed Beef Calf Show sponsored by Melton Mowbray Market • Saturday 27th November Winter Warmers Sale of In Lamb Ewes • Saturday 4th December Melton & Belvoir Fatstock Show & Sale & Winter Fayre • Tuesday 21st & Friday 24th December Special Sale of Christmas Table Poultry


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BALERS & BALE HANDLING FARMHAND 64 bale transporters (2), just finished work, selling due to retirement, with spare wheels. £750+VAT each. H Ground Tel 01945 700289 (Lincolnshire) CHERRY wrapped bale side squeeze, good condition, available due to retirement. £1,250+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

HEATH Superchaser, 2002, will pick up ten 120 x 120 bales, air/ hydraulic brakes, new tyres fitted in 2019, nudge bar with hydraulic offset, good condition, south Essex. £19,250+VAT. T Squier Tel 07887 847494 (Essex)

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FARMHAND Russells flat 8 grabs (2), good condition. Offers. J Swift Tel 01964 562341 (East Yorkshire) NEW Holland 945 conventional baler, little used in last 12yrs, very good condition, barn stored. £2,375. T Richards Tel 07880 707170 (Suffolk)

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McHALE round silage bale handler with Cat brackets. £550+VAT. R Robinson Tel 07702 234707 (South Yorks)


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CLEAR Fox Nature septic tank converter, for installing on to an existing septic tank to comply with 2020 regs without having to replace entire system, new & unused, c/w guarantee & compliance certificate. £3,000+VAT. Delivery possible. A Towns Tel 07751 917839 (Lincolnshire) 08-77779


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HIREPARTSREPAIRS Over 30 years’ experience

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

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JOHN Deere 590 round baler, in very good condition, owned from new, always oiled up & stored inside, had new chains a couple of years ago & the belts are in good condition, we have manuals and a few spares. £4,000. R Gash Tel 07970 467806 (Nottinghamshire)


and many other wearing parts

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•Galvanised and PVC coated steel• •Corrugated or box profile• •First and second quality• •Non asbestos•Big Six and Std 3in sheets• •Fittings and accessories•


JMT Engineering (Ladbroke) Ltd

Hall Farm Machinery

Agricultural building roof sheeting & cladding, new roofs re-roofs & repairs, guttering supply and fix or fix only COVERING EAST ANGLIAN AREA

Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD

NEW Malone 6’ semi offset toppers .. £950 McCormick MTX150, low hours 4770 ............................. £22,000

DUAL fuel Rayburn Aga, extremely good condition, cost me £11,000. Selling for £2,000. J Greenwood Tel 01924 840954 (West Yorkshire)

NEW Malone post knockers ............... £2,750 Leyland 272 tractor c/w cab PAS, PUH .............................................. £3,250 Teagle barrel straw chopper c/w fine chop ................................................ £3,500 New 32 Walter Watson feed trailer ............................................ £1,700


New Walter Watson creep feeders calf & lamb............................................ £1,100 NEW Talex Spyder hay rakes .................... POA NEW Talex Tornado tedders IN STOCK .............................................. £5,000 Loader to fit 1594 David Brown .............. POA 8t single axle dump trailer.................... £2,250




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steelwork, eaves beams, purlins & bolts

HEAVY duty soakaway crates (20), 65t load capacity, 1200 x 600 x 347, new & unused. £34+VAT each. A Towns Tel 07751 917839 (Lincolnshire)

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


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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




SOLID oak beam, 16' x 14" x 12". £300. G Meadows Tel 01728 660577/07951 111182 (Suffolk) EX-ELECTRICITY poles. Buyer to collect (Orford, Suffolk). J Golder Tel 07538 260515/01394 450231 (Suffolk) HEAVY duty block paving, 160 x 160 x 60mm, dark grey, approx 300sq/m available. £22.50/sq/m. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

BARN roof & steel doors, 63' x 45', used cement fibre sheets with all barge, ridge, gutters, etc, now removed, stacked on pallets, ready to lift, certified no asbestos present; also 16 steel framed galvanised steel fronted doors. Open to offers. C Elmy Tel 01728 648680/07840 931409 (Suffolk)

COMBINES & HARVESTERS DEUTZ-FAHR 1302H, 4000hrs work last year, some parts available, 14' header & trolley, sale due to retirement £2,600 ono. A Graves Tel 01524 701284 (Lancashire) MATROT side knife with brackets for JD Z Series combine, c/w spare motor. £500. J McCabe Tel 07860 362570 (Kent)

Chris Wiseman

07917 509070 01603 464710 ANTIQUE BUILDINGS LIMITED


Old Barns Old Tiles Old Bricks Stone & Oak

Peter Barker 01483 200477


MASSEY Ferguson 525 combine harvester, 1449 engine hrs, 1978, reluctant sale, stored inside, near Ely, Cambs. D Hopkins Tel 07761 791790 (Cambridgeshire) NEW Holland 8060 13' header, c/w lifters, divider points, rape side knife, spare header knives, new skid plates & spares, in very good condition. Header trailer is also available. Offers. J Swift Tel 01964 562341 (East Yorkshire)

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G & J Peck Ltd

T – 41028229 – ex demo New Holland T7.270 AC BP Stage V, Auto Command CVT 50kph, 6 elec spools, AGR ready, 600/65R28 & 650/65R42 tyres .......................................................................POA

T – 41028870 – ex demo New Holland T7.260AC Stage V, Auto Command CVT 50kph, 5 elec spools, AGR ready, 600/65R28 & 650/65R42 tyres .......................................................................POA

R – 41028370 – ex demo New Holland T7.245 Stage V, Auto Command CVT 50kph, 6 elec spools, AGR complete, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 tyres ...............................................................POA

R – 21027310 – new New Holland T7.230 AC Auto Command CVT 50kph, 6 elec spools, AGR ready, 420/85R30 & 520/85R42 tyres ...........POA

T – 41026528 – new New Holland T7.210 PC T4B Power Command 29x12 50kph, 4 mech spools, non AGR, 420/85R28 & 520/85R38 tyres .......................................................................POA

R – 21028367 – new New Holland T7.210 SW2 Power Command 19x6 50kph, 6 elec spools, AGR ready, SWII, 540/65R25 & 650/65R38 tyres .......................................................................POA

R – 21029333 – new New Holland Boomer 25 160GME, 4wd, complete with 160 GME mid deck mower ..................................................................£12,495

T – 41028749 – ex hire New Holland T7.245PC Stage V, Power Command 19x6 50kph, 4 mech spools, AGR ready 540/60R30 & 650/65R42 tyre .......................................................................POA

R – 21028369 – ex demo New Holland T7.225AC BP Stage V, Auto Command CVT 50kph, 4 elec spools, AGR complete, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 tyres ...............................................................POA

T – 41027085 – ex demo New Holland T7.315HD Stage V, Auto Command CVT 50kph, 5 elec spools, AGR complete, 600/70R30 & 710/70R42 tyres ...............................................................POA

R – 21029269 – used New Holland T7.200, Auto Command gearbox, 50kph, Terraglide front axle, Intellisteer, front linkage, front PTO ..................................................................£54,980


T – 41028368 – Stage V, Auto Command CVT 50khp, 5 elec spools, AGR ready, 600/65 R28 & 650/75R38 Michelin tyres T – 21028246 – ex demo Claydon 3m mounted Hybrid drill c/w 1750L capacity seed hopper, GPS speed sensing, hyd bout markers .......................................................................POA

R – 21028148 – new New Holland disc cutter 280, for 3pt rear linkage Cat 2/MY2020, 2.77m working width, 2.2m swath width profile blade, 7 discs/14 blades..........................................................£8,985


EX DEMO AVR 9200 HARVEST S – 41027150 – Spirit Varioweb 6.5t WB bunker, picking off platform, powered rear axle, 850/50/R30.5 tyres, digging frame, auto land levelling, depth control T – 51027057 – 2014 AVR Puma 4 row self propelled potato harvester, c/w 4x36" AVR Rafale haulm topper ................................................................£195,000

R – 21028145 – new New Holland Prorotor 320 single rake, for 3pt linkage, swath curtain, side delivery, 3.15m w/width, 2.65m rotor diameter, 1.6m trans width, 9 tine arms/rotor ...........£3,895



W – 21028808 – 2014 Amazone ZA-TS4200, 4200L hopper with hydraulic top cover, Isobus, TS3 discs (24–54m spread) ..................................................................£10,495

W – 41027828 – ex demo Amazone Centaya 3000, Super Iso c/w Twintech double disc coulters, hyd coulter pressure, 2000L hopper, hyd fan drive ..... POA

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

T – 41028144 – ex demo New Holland PH5 980S 5+1 single furrow plough extn kit, XLD type plough body, disc to rear furrow only, skimmer coulter ......................................................£18,985

T – 41027836 – ex demo AVR Rafale, 4 row 90cm, 1000rpm gearbox, front or rear mounted, pair of depth control wheels, self-cleaning rubber mat .......................................................................POA

S – 41027524 – new AVR Ge-Force 5.4m, hyd folding cultivator, 6x90 (std tines), 4 pairs depth wheels, 380hp gearbox with double drive, supp hook tines ......................................................POA

S – 41027766 – 2012 AVR Ge-Force hook tine cultivator, 2x90, c/w full width rotor with clamp units, hydraulic cleaning kit, 2 front depth wheels ....................................................................£5,985

T – 41028884 – Teagle TAPS 200 RH, 200cm cut width, tractor mounted right hand verge mower, outboard gearbox for extra reach ....................................................................£7,595

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S – 41026295 – new New Holland telehander 7.37 Elite, 3700kg/7m reach, 45hp, Smoothride boom suspension, LED worklights, 460/70R24 tyres ..................................................................£69,980 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT • J – JON WAREING 07818 030561 • R – RICHARD GREENACRE 07879 665092 • S – STEWART BARNETT 07818 030552 • T – TOM CLARK 07796 997827 • W – WAYNE COTTAM 07795 6000043

SPALDING – TEL 01775 724343 • ELY (HEAD OFFICE) – TEL 01353 664515 • RAMSEY St MARY’S – TEL 01733 844642 September 2021 171

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McCormick CX110 4wd c/w new loader – genuine throughout ...........................£26,000 Case 856XL 4wd – very tidy example – well worth viewing ................................£10,500 McCormick X6.440, 1100hrs – exceptional condition, suspension axle...............£38,850 McCormick MTX150, front linkage & PTO, 70% tyres – tidy ................................£22,000 McCormick X7.690 demo model, high spec, 400hrs – full finance ............................ POA Ford 7710 4wd, runs & drives very well – a good tractor ......................................£9,000 Kockerling & HeVa cultivation demonstration models now available for you to try – contact us to book

Rau 1000L mounted sprayer, horizontal hyd fold, 18m, full electrics .....................£2,950 Kongskilde Suct 700 PTO drive suction blower, high output – nice ........................£6,750 Juko 3m mounted grain drill, tine coulters, following harrow .................................£1,500 2015 Kuhn 3m haybob – as new condition, don’t miss this ...........................................£1,800 2011 Kuhn 2190 round baler – variable chamber, wide pickup ....................................£12,500 Wide selection of bale handlers at very keen prices – ex stock Portequip beef/hogg feeders, calf creeps – ready for delivery Shelbourne 11cu/ft diet feeder – surplus on farm – a real bargain See the Deutz 7250 Warrior on your farm today a tireless work machine for the most productive jobs – your chance now Kongskilde SUCT700 suction blower – PTO drive – high output ............................£6,750 2020 Demo Dieci 42.7 loader – extremely reliable – special price ...................................... POA 2002 McConnel PA59E hedger, electric controls, 3pt fitting ...........................................£6,750 JCB ‘Q’ fit headstock, suit 531 loadall – excellent condition ..................................£1,150 Suton 6f rear mounted hyd drive brush – a nice example .........................................£875 Fleming 4/5/6/9f toppers ex stock, hurry while stock remains Richard Western 14t trailer, suspension, drawbar, air brakes, flotation wheels, hyd tailgate ..........................................................................................................£7,250 Visit our store – netwrap/twine/oils/cultivation parts all at keen prices Hayter/Toro/Stihl – Special Deals Now Available

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2015 Case Puma 215 8759hrs

2019 Case Puma 150 CVX 2807hrs, mint



2020 Case Puma 185, 703hrs, 185hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage & PTO, full Powershift, guidance ready, mid mount valves, deluxe seat, climate control, 4 speed PTO, Power Beyond, front tyres 600/65x28 60% Michelin, rear tyres 650/65x42 80% Michelin...............................................£86,000

2020 John Deere 5115M, 138hrs, 115hp, 40kph, front linkage & PTO, 16x16 left hand reverse, front tyres 14.8x24 99% Continental, rear tyres 16.9x38 99% Continental, as new......POA


2020 John Deere 5115M, 138hrs, as new

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NOW IN: ENGINES: NEW CNH engines to fit Tier 3, Maxxum 115 & TSA 115, Case Puma, plus New Holland T6 & T7 NEW FORD 4610 & 4630 short motors – genuine Ford engines Part No: 84227819 ..................................................£1,750 each

2002 Fendt 716 ............................................£23,500

1 x New Holland TX640 complete engine


2 x New Holland FX forager complete engine

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

2 x New Holland TD5 complete engine



2010 Claas Xerion 330, 7896hrs, 335hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, continuously variable, Outback guidance, front tyres 650/85x38 25% Michelin, rear tyres 650/85x38 11% Michelin .....................£37,500

380/70x24 @ £175 each Continental & Firestone Direct replacements for 13.6x24

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2017 New Holland T7.190 Range Command, 5877hrs, 190hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, front linkage, semi Powershift, front tyres 16.9x28 0% Michelin, rear tyres 20.8x38 40% Michelin .........................£44,500


We have our customs agents & DEFRA in place to produce our paperwork for tractor exports/imports within the EU & the rest of the world

Massey Ferguson 7620 Dyna 6, 8940hrs £40,000 with loader

2002 Fendt 716

Quadtrak 450 Cummings short motor

16.9x30 @ £275 each Continental & Firestone 14.9x34 sprayer tyres @ £285 each Continental 650/65x42 Alliance road tyres @ £1,000 each

£5 9, 00 0

2019 Case Puma 150 CVX. 2807hrs, 150hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, air seat, front linkage, continuously variable, Power Beyond, guidance ready, front tyres 480/70x30 80% Michelin, rear tyres 520/85x42 40% Michelin, mint ...........................................................POA

2014 Massey Ferguson 7620 Dyna 6, 8940hrs, 200hp, 5kph, air brakes, Quicke Q75 loader, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, semi Powershift, front tyres 540/65x30 35% BKT, rear tyres 650/65x42 60% BKT, without loader ......................£34,500 with loader...........................................£40,000

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2015 Case Puma 215, 8579hrs, 215hp, 50kph, Quicke loader ready, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage & PTO, full Powershift, 4 speed PTO, Power Beyond, mid mount valves, guidance ready, available with Q75 loader at extra cost, front tyres 600/65x28 100% Continental, rear tyres 710/70x38 100% Continental ...............£39,500


2017 New Holland T7.190 Range Command, 5877hrs

2019 Kubota 7172 1615hrs

£3 7, 50 0

2020 Case Puma 185 703hrs


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2014 BUNNING Lowlander 150 HD vertical beaters, sludge cake auger

Made to order PHILIP WATKINS 32’ cattle box

NEW MERLO 42.7 in stock & available for demonstration

2006 BUNNING Lowlander 150

NEW IN HI-SPEC 3500 TD-S tanker

2013 BUNNING Lowlander 150 HD vertical beaters

BROUGHAN h/d bale trailer 33’ air/hyd load sensing, 560/45 R22.5

STEWART 2020 GX-18-23-S

We have the

SPREADER, TRAILER, TANKER & MERLO SPARES ECE spares available ry with nationwide delive

TURBO-FARMER 42.7 PHILIP WATKINS turntable tri-axle hyd beavertail 34’ air/hyd brakes

in stock & available for demonstrations .

PHILIP WATKINS Incorporator available for demonstration

OTHER MACHINES COMING IN SOON including used Merlo telehandlers

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Contact • • Dameon 07548 829587 • Office 01493 733211


2007 John Deere 7930 All prices + VAT


Richard Gravill | 07768 341193

Ripon | 01765 692255 Brigg | 01652 650600 Darrington | 01977 795241 Keighley | 01535 632661 Louth | 01507 617588 Malton | 01653 695094 Market Weighton | 01430 872421 Ottringham | 01964 622341 Leyburn | 01969 621369 Retford | 01777 704823 Stockton | 01740 630254 Tadcaster | 01937 835454

3670hrs 40k Autopower c/w front suspension, 3 x SCVs, 650/85R38 & 600/70R30 Michelin tyres Louth LN11 0WA


2015 John Deere 6150M

5862hrs 40k Autoquad plus 24/24 c/w TLS, 4 x SCVs, 520/85R38 & 480/70R28 tyres Keighley BD20 7BX


2016 John Deere 6155R

2116hrs 40k Autoquad c/w TLS & cab suspension, 3 x SCVs, 520/85R38 & 480/85R28 tyres Brigg DN20 9EY

2017 John Deere 6195M

2019 John Deere 6195M

2020 John Deere 6215R Ultimate

2017 Massey Ferguson 7716

2016 Massey Ferguson 7718

Agco Challenger MT765E

2953hrs Std 40k command quad plus 20/20 c/w TLS & cab suspension, 3 x SCVs, turnadle fenders, front linkage, 114 L/min hyd pump, 650/65R42 (N/S Michelin, O/S BKT) & 600/65R28 Michelin tyres (60-70%) Darrington WF8 3BW £69,950

1826hrs Dyna 6 50k c/w front suspension, 650/65R38 & 540/65R28 tyres, front linkage, Stoll Robust FZ 40.1 front loader Market Weighton YO43 3EW £60,000

399hrs 40k Autoquad plus 20/20 c/w TLS, roof hatch, leather steering wheel, hydr pump 114L/min, 50/75R38 & 600/65R28 Mitas tyres, economy front linkage, 3 x SCVs, Isobus / Greenstar ready Ripon HG4 1TT £85,750


1310hrs 50k Autopower c/w command pro, TLS & cab suspension, premium front linkage, 4 ESCVs, hyd top link, VF 600/70R28 & VF 710/70R42 Bridgestone tyres Market Weighton YO43 3EW £128,000

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1032hrs 50k Dyna 6 c/w air brakes, front weights, c/w 30” tracks, very clean example, more images 650/65R38 & 540/65R28 Trelleborg tyres, 3 SCVs. available on website Immaculate condition Ripon HG4 1TT £66,500 Ripon HG4 1TT £85,000+VAT September 2021 175

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AMAZONE RPAD 302 combination box drill, disc coulters, hopper extension, lights, AMA control, clean & tidy, worked 90 acres/season. £4,000. P Hextall Tel 01530 244762 (Leicestershire)

Norwich, Norfolk



2013 NH CR9090



2011 NH CR9090



2009 NH CR9090



2011 NH CR9080


2010 NH CR9080


2009 NH CR9080


2006 NH CR980



01603 712222


VOLVO BL71 Plus digger, 2008, joystick controls, 5900hrs, hammer lines, serviced every 500hrs, 3 buckets + quick hitch. £27,500+VAT. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Bedfordshire)



WEAVING 6m Tine Drill


30’ XHC 2778/2255

2004 NH CR980

30’XHC 2674/2176

2004 NH CR980

30’XHC 2970/2377

1999 NH TX66





2014 Claas Lex 650 V750


2015 Bateman RB35 36m


01733 841932

VARI Scary gas gun, done little work £125+VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk) 07764 835562 4 row machine, new metal, good to go

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SULKY XEOS Pro combination, done little work, in excellent condition. P Kings Tel 07977 261858 (Monmouthshire)

KRM 4m combination tine drill, Model No NEU2512, 1300ha, c/w pre-em markers & hyd fan, power harrow is a Falc Magnum c/w Q-fit tines & wheel eradicators. £14,000. A Longe Tel 07810 897543/07885 243836 (Norfolk)


JOHN Deere CTS, 3474 engine/2667 drum hrs, 22' header, very well looked after, serviced every year by Godd Engineering, been on farm for the past 12yrs, selling due to upgrade. T Hart Tel 07715 103875 (Suffolk)

£39,750 Thames Valley Machinery

1987 Track Marshall 135, engine rebuilt 500hrs ago, good running gear, all works as it should. £5,900+VAT ono. C Pullin Tel 07802 831777 (Buckinghamshire)

LELY 3m power harrow & Lely Polymat drill combination. P Milner Tel 07973391684 (Leicestershire)


MASSEY Ferguson 30 disc drill, 10' cover, c/w wheel eradicators & following harrow, adapted to accommodate 500kg bags. £650. M Nash Tel 07810 237311 (Norfolk)

KUHN/ACCORD 4m combi drill, 2001, ceramic tips, hopper extension. £4,500+VAT. M Sutton Tel 07970 658813 (Warwickshire)

MASSEY Ferguson 30, 3m disc drill, barn stored, original tyres, used last year. Offers. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks)

Seed drills

FIAT Hitachi FH150-3 tracked 15t excavator, 1997, auxiliary hydraulics for breaker/shear, quick hitch, 3 buckets, 8300hrs, working order, poor condition. W Hitchcock Tel 07903 248519 (Suffolk)

Accord • Amazone Sulky • KRM • Vicon Coulters, Metering Units, A frames Etc 15-81645

NH CR9070, 2013, 1150 drum/1460 eng hrs, available due to retirement, immaculate condition, 24" Smartrax, 9.15m varifeed header, hyd side knives, regularly serviced, high output combine with narrow transport width. £115,000+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) 17-FOOT knife, sections, rivets & other small parts plus header divider for sale. Reasonable offer accepted. S Bumstead Tel 01234 870231/07971 255467 (Bedfordshire) 16-FOOT knife for Massey Ferguson 7345S Activa combine, 2012. £120. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)



1997 NH TX66

VADERSTAD Rapid A400S trailed disc drill, 4m, 2005, 3740ha, new system discs & coulter discs, boots 1yr old, levelling boards, staggered wheels & following harrows, radar & calibration kit, very good condition. £19,250+VAT. E Reynolds Tel 07748 884750 (Cambridgeshire)


2005 NH CR980

LELY 3m combination drill/power harrow with packer roller, post emergence marking, load platform, levelling harrow, good condition. £3,500+VAT. T Crosby Tel 01245 320242 (Essex)

KVERNELAND I Pod 3m power harrow drill, all new wearing metal, pre-em markers, hyd fan. £6,250. R Parker Tel 07885 959356 (Norfolk)

130CFM, 940hrs

2013 NH CR9090

2004 NH CR980

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




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NEW Holland 8050, A reg, 2400hrs, straw chopper, 12' header & trailer, width for road transport 9', in gwo. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcestershire)

2013 Atlas Copco XAS67



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SUMO 4m DD folding toolbar direct drill & Claydon front hopper with top spec RDS Artemis controller, approx 500ha use, bout markers & tramliner valves virtually unused, RDS system allows for variable rate & 2 hopper drives, vgc. £25,000+VAT ono. C Whitton Tel 07957 870362 (Suffolk)

VADERSTAD Rapid 4m system disc with IDC controls, coulter blockage sensors & drawbar packer. £34,950. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

COMPRESSORS DIESEL powered compressor, towable 'roadside' type, starts very well & makes good air, 130CFM, twin outlets. £1,400. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincolnshire)

CATERPILLAR 307B excavator, 8.8t, c/w recent new undercarriage & 24" metal tracks, 4 buckets, quick hitch, runs very well, pleasure to use, best built machine in its class, nowsurplus to requirements. £12,500+VAT. J Mayes Tel 07769 675104 (Essex)

ACCORD 3m drill, Suffolk coulter, ESC control box, vertical markers, tidy, option of A frame + pulley off Kuhn power harrow to fit. £2,950. A Griffiths Tel 01743 791263/07979 204312 (Shropshire)

BAMLETT 4m drill, c/w cover & small seed kit, good condition. £1,500. M Lindsell Tel 01799 586586 (Essex)

KRM Sola NS Plus 2311 tine drill, 2014, 4.8m, pre emergence markers, following harrows, hydraulic fan, good condition, barn stored. £12,500 ono. R Ambrose Tel 07710 420596/01954 260969 (Cambridgeshire)

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JOHN DEERE 8400R 2018, 1115hrs, E23 50kph, Ultimate Edition, IF900/60R42 - IF650/60R34, front suspension, LED lights, 5 electric SCVs, Cat 4 drawbar # 31049516 POA

JOHN DEERE 6215R 2015, 6823hrs, Autopower 650/85R38 - 600/70R28, 4 electric SCVs, front & cab suspension, front linkage, autotrac ready # 31059783 £67,500

W JOHN DEERE 7310R 2019, 723hrs, IVT 50kph, Ultimate Edition, 710/75R42 - 600/65R34, LED light package, front & cab suspension, front linkage # A1008832



# A1007414

# 11060304

# 31054709


# 11062341

W VADERSTAD CARRIER CR820 hydraulic folding trailed cultivator 2001

# 11062298



W JOHN DEERE 840 TRAILED SPRAYER 2006, single pump, Brown box rate controller, 4000L tank, 36m 12 section booms, 20.8RM38 tyres


# 11058384



# 11060085

JOHN DEERE 5115M 2017, 3945hrs, Power Reverser 16/16 40kph, 600/65R34 480/65R24, air con, air seat, passenger seat

# 31055057

# 11060992


# 81061501


M VADERSTAD NZM600 mounted hydraulic folding cultivator road traffic kit

# 11060689

W JOHN DEERE 5430 2009 hydrostatic drive 40kph, 4 & 2 wheel steer & crab steer, 380/90R46 - 620/70R38, individual air susp, susp lock out switch, carbon filtered, air con cab


# 11062343

W BRIAN LEGG 4.5T TRAILER 15/55R17, very good order, hydraulic brakes, rear lights



W JOHN DEERE 732 TRAILED SPRAYER 2007, 3200L tank, 24m booms, drawbar steering, 300/95R46, PTO driven pump, EL4 switch box



JOHN DEERE L634 large square baler, 2019 Maxicut 23 knife chopper, 620/50R22.5, tandem axles, air brakes, electric bale length setting, humidity sensor, bale eject & hyd fold chute

W JCB 541-70AGSU 2016, 4411hrs, Powershift 40kph, 500/70R24, joystick control, Q-fit carriage, boom suspension, PUH, trailer brakes, air con & air seat

W SIMBA 5.5M UNIPRESS 2001 front tines, hydraulic levellers & rear packer

JOHN DEERE 8400R 2018, 1027hrs, E23 50kph, Ultimate Edition, F900/60R42 - IF650/60R34, cab suspension, 5 electric SCVs, front linkage, air brakes, LED lights # 81060102 POA

W SUTON BALE SPIKE with Q-fit brackets & 4 KV tines evenly spaced

W JOHN DEERE 5430 2012, 5384hrs, 4000L tank, 12 section 36m boom, pressure & flow rate controller, 380/90R46 40%, front suspension

JOHN DEERE 6215R 2020, 819hrs, Direct Drive 50kph, 650/65R42 - 540/65R30, Command Arm, front linkage & PTO, Ulitmate Light package # 81059706 £122,500

JOHN DEERE 960A 2015, 27446 bales, 500/60R22, Maxicut pick-up with 13 knives, hydraulic brakes, 1000 PTO on 6-spline shaft, ISOBUS control, compressor roller on pick-up




# 11060742


W VADERSTAD TD300 CULTIVATOR Truecut 470MM, double steel runner, shin with 50mm Marathon point, cultivator tines, hydraulic stone release, towing eye 50mm # 11055062


Prices do not include VAT M AULDEN 01525 405848 Gary Buckle 07712 556387

C ROMER 01438 861257 Robert Vigus 07712 556389

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I VYCHURCH 01233 225775 George Whelan

S TOCKBURY 01795 843250 Harry Durrant

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Rodney Cowle Machinery

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Over 25 combines in stock – see our website for details

We can supply New Parts for your Combine • CONCAVES • RASP BARS • BELTS • KNIVES 2005 Claas Mega 360 auto contour 20ft cut, 3D sieves, • CLEAN GRAIN, RETURN & chopper, chaff spreader 2300hrs, FRONT ELEVATOR CHAINS in mint condition • IMPELLOR PLATES • RETRACTABLE FINGERS • FILTER KITS and many other wearing parts in stock MAIL ORDER

01837 83645

2010 New Holland TC 5070 Hydro

2010 New Holland CX 8070

2015 Claas Lexion 630

24’, varifeed, 1250/1500hrs SL sieves, only 400hrs 22’ cut, auto contour, 3D chopper/chaff spreader sieves, chopper, chaff spreader like new condition

rotary separator, only 400hrs, in like new condition

2008 unused New Holland CS 6050

2010 Claas Lexion 550 Montana 2001 Claas Medion 310

2005 New Holland CX 720

2015 New Holland CX7080 Elevation

2003 Claas Lexion 460 Evolution 2008 Claas Lexion 520

2012 Claas Lexion 620

17’ auto float, chopper, smart sieves machine is like new only 5hrs

25’ vario, chopper, chaff spreader 1600/2200hrs a lovely machine

17ft header, only 1400hrs, chopper, in mint condition

15ft or 17ft header, auto float SL sieves, chopper/chaff 1600/2000 hrs


07831 178271 Steve

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Great Punchardon Farm Winkleigh Devon EX19 8DJ

SL sieves 22’ varifeed 950/670hrs chopp/chaff in like new condition

with 25’ vario, 2000/2700hrs, in excellent condition



20ft auto Contour, 3D sieves, Chopper, with V600 header, 1200/1600hrs. chaff spreader 1100/1400 hrs very nice machine


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New Holland 8055 12’ header, Ford Engine, Goodyear 23.1R26 front tyres, 3515hrs


Claas Dominator 98 1991, 15’ header, trolley, chopper, A/C, Mercedes Engine, 4303hrs, Goodyear 23.1-30 front tyres, BKT 12.5/80-18 rear tyres


John Deere 1188 Hydro 4 1991, 20’ header, header trolley, 23.1-26 front tyres, 14.5/75-20 rear tyres, 3064 engine hrs


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


New Holland TC56 1998, 15’ header, trolley, chopper, chaff spreader, A/C, radio, rev camera, Goodyear 620/75R26 tyres @ 80%, 3485 engine hrs



Case 1680 Axial Flow 1990, 20’ header, trolley, chopper, A/C, 3691hrs, good working order, clean combine, video available


Claas 1230 Vario header 2016, 12.3m header, twin axle dolly trolley, short foldable dividers, left hand laser pilot



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


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01799 543208

Fenland Tractors



Ziegler 4.5m Disc Master Pro (unused) with hyd depth control & lights

Ziegler 6m Combi Tiller c/w spring balance roller & following harrow

Ziegler 3m Stubble Cultivator (unused) with hyd depth control /packer

£14,500 + VAT

£12,500 + VAT

£9,900 + VAT

Ziegler 4m Field Profi ex demo, hyd folding, packer, stone protection, hyd depth control

Ziegler 3m Field Profi ex demo, hyd depth control, packer


£15,000 + VAT

Caterpillar D6C 82A 1967 Direct Drive ag crawler 3 point linkage drawbar

Hyundai Robex 60CR-9 2015 2764hrs new tracks

Caterpillar D4D 60J 1971 Direct Drive ag crawler 3 point linkage drawbar

JCB 6t dumper 2018 671hrs full cab

Thwaites 4t swivel skip 2001 Yanmar engine

JCB 8052 2007 2654hrs new tracks

Takeuchi TB250 2013 6518hrs new tracks

Hyundai 25Z-9A 2016 1877hrs man quick hitch tidy weight 2600kgs

Benford Terex 6t dumper 2006

Ziegler 5m Trailed Discs ex demo, c/w hyd depth control, leveling harrow, & packer

£8,500 + VAT


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MASSEY FERGUSON 720 50K DYNA VT JOHN DEERE 6930 PREMIUM 50K FRAZIER 3D AGRIBUGGY C/W 12M JOHN DEERE 740i TRAILED 24M 4000L RENAULT ARES 620RZ 40K EFFICIENT AUTOPOWER 2012, 6973hrs, 2014 HORSTINE TMA4 AVADEX SPRAYER SPRAYER 2011, Isobus QUADRISHIFT TCE20 hydraulics, 2015, 2682hrs Degenhart f/linkage w/RDS controls POA £47,500 £7,500 joystick control £16,500 1998, 6930hrs £16,750


BOMFORD B49X HEDGE CUTTER power slew, fully ind hyd










ORSI ALPINIST 460SX HEDGE CUTTER VADERSTAD CARRIER 300 3M DRILL 2004, cable controls, COMBINATION power slew £4,250 £10,250

MASCHIO AQUILA RAPIDO 5000 5M BAILEY 14T GRAIN TRAILER POWER HARROW 2006, sprung drawbar, 2014 £17,500 air & hyd brakes

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2012 BOBCAT S130 SKID STEER LOADER cab, genuine 1800 hrs, good tyres, service to boom

2017/18 HE-VA 12.3M TIP ROLLER 24” rings, 3 rows straw tines, very little used

BOBCAT 60” BUCKET BRUSH with Bobcat fittings & pipework

JOHN DEERE 3520 4WD COMPACT TRACTOR hydro, 2115 hrs, turf tyres, spool valve, roll frame

2007 TOYOTA RAV 4 XTR 2L DIESEL 145000 mls, sun roof, alloys, MOT, FSH, our own vehicle

2018 ISUZU YUKON D MAX 4 door pick up, auto, 12400 mls, rear cover, FSH, sat nav, alloys

MASSEY FERGUSON 240 & LOADER gold badge 50th anniversary edition, 6318 hrs, power steer

NEW MARSHALL ST1800 VACUUM TANKER 550/60x22.5 wheels, 8000L pump, lights & brakes

LEMKEN VARITANSANIT 8 7f plough, slatted bodies, electric controls


1991 MF34 COMBINE 3966 engine hrs, 4485ha, Powerflow table, straw chopper

NEW KUBOTA RTV 1110-UTV camoflage, full cab with heater, hydraulic tipping back

AS MARSTON ACE 8T GRAIN TRAILER grain chute, good tyres

2018 JCB 527-58 AGRI PLUS LOADALL 1800 hrs, pin & cone carriage, air con, pallet tines on backplate

BAILEY 14T 32FT LONG FLAT BALE TRAILER air & oil brakes, hyd side clamps, (library picture)

HOWARD 80” ROTAVATOR c/w depth wheels

2017 JCB 541-70 AGRI PRO LOADALL 2750hrs, Dual Tech VT transmission, air con, good tyres

AG DISPENSER FS200 TWIN AUGER SHAVINGS BUCKET win spreading discs, Bobcat fittings, as new

LELY 3M POLYMAT DRILL ON CULTITERRA 3 rows hyd lift coulters(new tips), guttler roller, following harrow

REEKIE CLEANFLOW 2000 POTATO HARVESTER Dahlman rollers, picking off table, canopy

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NEW KUBOTA U56-5 5.6 TON DIGGER 47.6 HP, zero tail swing, 3 buckets, piped for hammer

t: 01243 575333 • m: Joe 07540 013587 For more info call Colin Blood on 07800 885075 e: mail@ • or head office on 01623 847171

For more info call Colin Blood on 07800 885075 or head office on 01623 847171

2013 MF 8670

2016 MF 7718

2008 MF 5455

10022177 £59,750 W

10025168 £55,000 W

30024201 £26,350 W

5109hrs, Dyna VT Transmission, Front & cab suspension, 5 rear spools & 2 front, Front linkage.

4800hrs, Dyna 6 transmission, Front & cab suspension, 4t Front linkage with 1 spool, Datatronic screen.

4602hrs, Dyna 4 transmission, Power shuttle, 2 rear spools, Large side mirrors, Radio CD, 40kph road speed

2006 MF 7485

2018 Valtra T234

2018 Valtra N174

40024739 £19,750 D

30025365 POA F

40024099 POA F

11044hrs, Dyna VT transmission, Front linkage & PTO, Front & cab suspension, 4 rear spools, 50kph.

5482 hrs, Valtra T234 Direct, CVT, Front links + PTO, Front Axle Suspension, Pick-up Hitch, 5 spools

Valtra N174 Direct, High specification tractor, High speed transmission, Michelins all round.

2014 Challenger MT755E

4264 hrs, 30” Extreme Ag tracks, Ag Leader GPS on Egnos, Climate Control, CAT 4 Linkage and Drawbar.

30024840 £93,000 F


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Massey Ferguson 6495 loader ready g/box issue ............................................................. £18,000 Massey Ferguson 5712SL c/w MF 975 loader 17 plate 2500hrs ..................................... £43,750 Case CX105 c/w Mailleux loader 04 plate 2500hrs tidy ................................................... £20,950 New Holland TL100 c/w loader 02 plate ............................................................................ £18,995 New Holland 60-86S vineyard tractor, rare thing................................................................. £7,995 John Deere 6200 c/w JD loader 1995 ................................................................................ £12,995 Kuhn FC303 YGL trailed mo/co tidy heavy duty mower ..................................................... £5,750 Claas Volto 1100 10 rotor tedder 2015 vgc ready to go .................................................... £9,950 Krone 8 rotor trailer tedder 2003 ready for work ................................................................ £4,000 Krone KW5.35/4 4 rotor tedder ready to go ........................................................................ £3,000 Large selection of shear grabs & buckets................................................................................. POA Marshall 10t silage/grain trailers 8 stud axles choice of 2 ......................................... £4,500 each Rolland Turbo12 trailer 12T .................................................................................................... £4,995 AS Marston low loader trailer ................................................................................................. £3,650 Various trailers in stock................................................................................................................ POA Various cultivators in stock.......................................................................................................... POA McConnel PA6585T 2013 hedger good condition ........................................................... £12,950 McConnel 6400 EDS hedger elec controls 2005 ................................................................ £6,750 Reco Ferri 4.2m hedger immac elec controls ...................................................................... £4,750 Ryetec 420 4.2m hedger 2003 cable control ....................................................................... £3,450 Twose 6m grass harrows ......................................................................................................... £2,450 Kverneland Centreflow Geo Spread spreader 2017 full ISOBUS c/w 12” screen ......... £10,950 Selection of bale wrappers in..................................................................................................... POA Bomford Falcon 6.5T hedger immaculate ............................................................................ £9,950 Bomford B557 hedger direct from farm ............................................................................... £3,750 Kuhn HR 3002D 3m power harrow 1998 .............................................................................. £3,400 He-Va folding 5 leg subsoiler very HD hyd breakback ....................................................... £8,250 Vaderstad Rollex 1020 ring rollers, c/w breakers ................................................................ £4,995 TH Engineering 5 leg flat lift vgc............................................................................................ £3,450 Teagle TBM250 flail, immaculate, 2015 ................................................................................ £4,150 Malone 6’ pasture toppers new in stock & ready to go ............................................. £1,175 each New pallet carriages .......................................................................................................... from £450 New LWC buckets & grabs in stock British built ..................................................................... CALL New Malone tedders in stock, 5.7m ...................................................................................... £6,250 New Malone post bangers, side & t/l tilt............................................................................... £2,995 Kongskilde Delta cultivator, 2008 .......................................................................................... £4,250 Choice of Gard 6m folding disc harrows ..................................................................... £3,995 each Welger D6000 6 string big baler 1998 ................................................................................. £7,950

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ACCORD seed metering unit & FarmForce in cab control box, removed from donor drill, will split, sold as seen, happy to post at cost, North Lincolnshire. Offers. P Thornton Tel 07764 352643 (Lincolnshire)

JOHN Deere 750A direct drill, 6m, hydraulic disc marker arms, twin Accord metering units, hydraulic fan, Isobus/GreenStar, Isobus screen also available, rear metering wheel, rear following harrow, brakes, road lights, 1750ha. £52,500 ono. J Balaam Tel 07712 931979 (Essex)

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VADERSTAD Rapid 400P seed drill, new metal, hyd fan, pre-em markers, following harrows, packer/roller, excellent drill, ready to go to work. £7,500+VAT. B Turnham Tel 07896 124031 (Northants) 01623 703 991

KUHN FT1500 front seed or fertiliser hopper, in excellent condition c/w Quantron S electronic control box & electric metering unit, used to drill wild flower margins to winter beans. D Parrish Tel 07860 365049 (Bedfordshire)

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200 x 4' round herb & legume haylage, perfect for horses or any other livestock, 6 layer wrapped. delivery within 12 miles of LU2 8ND available. £32/bale. H Shaw Tel 07990 632309 (Bedfordshire)



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WOLSELEY electric fencer, needs a 6 volt battery, for a 3 strand system. £60. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

The Farmer 80 is the best selling machine & will take up to two 500m rolls working on both sides of the tractor. With an adjustable arm, optional extras, inc single & double strand barb attachments, re-rolling machine, hoist & loader/ telehandler bracket adaptor can be used

Top spec W6020 E-Drive Premium, in stock & good to go, 2 year warranty

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OAT straw in 4x4 Hesstons. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)



IFOR Williams HB505, great little trailer. £2,395 no VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) STABLE doors (5), with fittings, 42" wide, 48" high, vgc, well made. £100 the lot. F Danecker Tel 07885 491340/01494 758539 (Buckinghamshire)

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8-FOOT freestanding galvanised hay rack with manger, adjustable legs, can be dismantled, two available. P Smalley Tel 07771 925591 (Lincolnshire)


KRM R600 drill coulters (48), with framework, in used condition, but still good. £600+VAT. B Turnham Tel 07896 124031 (Northants)


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GRAIN bucket 8’, JCB fittings. £850. R Parker Tel 07885 959356 (Norfolk)

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2008, 4m power harrow



KUHN MULTIMASTER 153 5E+1T £15,500 2018 KU-L6438

KVERNELAND NG-S101/ OPTILINE £9,500 2015/2009





£42,000 2014, 50kph, 158hp, 5299 eng hrs, 380/85R28, 460/85R38 CL-A3601047

£49,500 2003, 7.5 Vario, 3995 eng hrs, 2616 drum hrs CL-5460100



Tel: 01529 303093 Mob: 07730 780510

FENDT 939 VARIO PROFI PLUS £99,000 2015, 60kph, 396hp, 5085 eng hrs, 650/75R30, 710/85R38 FE-954231175

CLAAS XERION 3800 VC £67,500 2013, 40kph, 380hp, 11060 eng hrs, 800/70R38 CL-78101697


KUHN HR4002 ACCORD DA £4,750 1998, drill




£33,800 2011, 50kph, 240hp, 6150 eng hrs, 540/65R30 650/65R42 CL-A3001400






MANITOU MLT 627 TURBO £32,000 2010, 1772hrs estimate, 460/70/R24 MA-585537

MASCHIO JUMBO 8000 £36,900 2019, 8m power harrow 7W-KM98J0212

NEW HOLLAND T8 435 SMART TRAC £126,500 2017, 40kph, 435hp, 1953 eng hrs, 650/ 6/R34 fronts, 30” rears NH-ZGRE03284


SLURRY KAT TRIAXLE 4500 £82,000 2019, 24m boom OT-SKT2403



£22,500 2006, 40kph, 130hp, 6588 eng hrs, 480/ 65R28, 600/65R38 CL-A0300889

CLAAS ARION 650 CEBIS £33,000 2013, 50kph, 184hp, 7981 eng hrs, 540/ 65R28, 650/65R38 CL-A3603151.A


CLAAS SCORPION 7035 £27,995 2014, 8872hrs, 460/70R24 CL-415050042.A









2012, 6m disc harrow SR00001697


£69,000 2019, 746hrs, 460/70R24 CL-K3500138.A

£19.500 2006, 40kph, 164hp, 8799 eng hrs, 540/ 65R30, 650/65R42 CL-A0200631

£16,750 2006, 104hp, 6256 eng hrs, 13.6R28 fronts, 16.9R38 rears CL-CT3642605.A





£500 AM-59014178

£41,800 2016, 50kph, 158hp, 540/65R28 650/65R38 CL-A3607801.A


JCB 541-70

£55,000 2015, 2850hrs, 460/70/ R24 JC-5TBZJK02350310

GREGOIRE BESSON RB 47 £5,950 2012 5P-N125574.A

£18,950 2015, fixed chamber roller baler CL-76401477.A

£19,950 2008, 9017hrs, 405/70R24 MO-B8287279

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Oliver graphic swoosh : 2019 JCB FASTRAC 4220 2017 McHALE V660 NEW Green 2021 McHALE 995 4460hrs, 60kph, f/linkage, 4 services to rear, one to 21,006 bales, variable chamber, 3 belts, knife chopper, 4 string square and Pantone: 347 round bale wrapper, static, remote front, NEW BKT 600/70R30 tyres, Field Pro Pack, Road hyd brakes, Expert Plus control box control, single dispenser RGB: R 0 G 157 B 87 Performance Pack, GPS ready £92,000 £21,500 POA

2019 AMAZONE CAYENA 6001-C ex demo, 4000L hopper, 60/40 split, 36 HD TineTec coulters, pre-running f/cutting discs, Twin Terminal, r/ harrow, ISO £62,500

NEW JOSKIN RDS 6000 NEW JOSKIN TORNADO 3 T5513/14V 2017 JCB 526-56 NEW 2021 WALTER WATSON 6.3M ROLLERS 2021, 6m galvanised reclining livestock trailer, resin 2021, 13T, twin vertical beaters, hydraulic guillotine 4500hrs, 33kph, new tyres, PUH, unique keys, choice 28” dia, 2.93m transport width, hyd brakes, LED lights, floor, hyd drop down, side articulated fences, loose door, LED lights, ferti-control 300 box of Q-fit or pin & cone hyd locking carriage flotation wheels, laden weight 7t, unladen 4t cover, 1 inner partition POA £29,950 £39,850 POA

2009 CLAAS ROLLANT 350 2.1m pick up, pivoting wheels, MPS, net wrap, HD rollers & 4 star rotor, hydraulic rotor reverse

2011 HE-VA 3M SUBSOILER hydraulic depth adjustment, 5 legs, (seeder not included but available – POA) very tidy machine, £12,000 always stored inside oiled & polished £7,995

2016 ISUZU D-MAX UTAH cruise & climate control, full 2014 ISUZU D-MAX 2.5T YUKON MANUAL leather interior, Vision pack, e/windows & mirrors, side steps, Aeroklas canopy, side steps, tow bar & electrics, 18” 18” alloy wheels, Mountain roll top, spare wheel, carpet mats, alloy wheels, new MOT on sale load liner, tow bar & electrics, r/parking sensors £16,995 £13,500 no VAT All prices plus VAT 81739

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

HITACHI ZX29U 2015, 3811hrs, twin speed tracking, hammer lines, blade, air con, radio, worklights, beacon, hitch & 3 buckets £19,750

FORST ST6P Nov 2020 woodchipper, 36hrs, 6”, sub 750kg, Vanguard 37hp V-twin petrol engine, remainder of 3yr warranty, in stock & ready to go £14,750

BAC TOE TIP BUCKET hydraulic toe tip loading shovel bucket, 5cu/m, width 3m, Volvo brackets, bolt on wear plate, used to load plastic & cardboard £6,500

TAKEUCHI TB216 2019, 303hrs, 1770kg, hammer lines, twin speed tracking, expanding tracks, blade, worklights, beacon, 90% tracks, hitch & 3 buckets 16,250

GENIE GS-1532 SCISSOR LIFT 2016, electric scissor lift, 65hrs, max working height 6.57m, capacity 272kg, width 0.81m, length 1.83m, weight 1269kg, as new £5,750

AUSA D 1000 AP DUMPER 2016, 10t dumper, 1433hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, orange & green beacon, Kubota engine £14,750

JCB AGRI MUCK GRAB new 2021 hydraulic muck grab, width 7’6”, Q-fit brackets in stock & ready to go

BRENDON POWER WASHER BOWSER 1000L, chemical tanks, Yanmar diesel engine, electric start, fast tow, lights


£2,950 76238

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To commemorate the centenary Russell’s took inspiration from the iconic Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee and created a unique special edition New Holland T6.180 dynamic command tractor and matching limited edition model.

LIMITED EDITION MODEL AVAILABLE AUTUMN 2021 If you would be interested in buying a limited edition model then please email: ALL PROCEEDS FROM SALE WILL BE DONATED TO THE YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE


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Made in Germany to the highest engineering standards, Degenhart linkage and PTO systems are designed to give you many years of dependable, robust service. Russell’s stock a huge range of the most popular linkage and PTO kits to fit New Holland and Case tractors. Easy to install, Deganhart linkages and PTO’s become an integral part of the tractor. Available throughout the UK.



Tel: 07547 410953 e:

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• Fans – New & Reconditioned • Grain Stirrers • Air Tunnels • Laterals • Drive On Floors • Gas Burners • Controllers & ACCS Equipment


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KUHN FC280 P, 1994, drive shaft to bed broken, was working until this happened, new conditioner tines fitted this season, also has leak from fold up ram when putting into transport mode, has a bit of wear about it but still usable. £500 ono no VAT. N Smith Tel 07549 420361 (Berkshire)

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Debenham, Suffolk Tel: 01728 861657 Mob: 07771 646075

KONGSKILDE 6" pipes (20+), 2m long, plus other fittings. Offers. T Richards Tel 07880 707170 (Suffolk)

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COUNTAX C600H ride-on mower, 43" cut with collector, 16hp V twin Briggs & Stratton engine, recent new electromagnetic clutch, excellent order. £675 ono. J Cargill Tel 07754 793725 (Essex)

2006 McConnel PA60E Hy Reach, 1.20m head, owned from new, one operator throughout working on 900 acre arable farm, approximately 2500hrs lifetime use, good condition & full working order. A Randall Tel 07967 742947 (Berkshire)

The Hedging Specialists

KRONE 6.72/6 tedder, 6 row, vgc. £6,000+VAT. R Farmer Tel 07772 105744/01302 771127 (South Yorks)



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

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with 6m harrow comb seeder

RECO Ferri ZL 200, verge & ditch mower. £900. G Sly Tel 07973 388995 (Lincolnshire)

Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services

GRASSLAND SUBSOILER HIRE for sward improvement

P Ward


GRASS MACHINERY FELLA SM350 mounted disc mower, good working order, ready to go straight to work. £4,500+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)

01986 785343 07860 893058

North Suffolk area


PEDESTAL fans (2), 1.1KW, 240v, 150mm inlet. £150+VAT each; also one pedestal fan, 2.2KW, 380/240v, 200mm inlet. £50+VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)


LATERALS for sale, 2' to 4'. £2 each. W Needham Tel 07768 721154 (Buckinghamshire) TOTE bins (26), hold approx 800kg grain, 1.6m tall, 1.04 wide x 0.94 deep. £75 each, will split. T Morrell Tel 07775 676852 (South Yorks)

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ASTWELL 8" feed auger, 3 phase, c/w wide receiving hopper. £350. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire)


Verge Mowers

TAP & TAPS models in stock

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heavy duty, rated 200hp, well priced


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BHC grain stirrer, c/w very long cable, excellent condition, we are no longer storing grain, but this machine was ideal for stirring the grain in our 800t on the floor drying store, c/w auger for 3m storage depth. P Holt Tel 07717 171192 (Hampshire)



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Holaras Rhino Silage Blades & Stego-Pro Silage Rollers

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CLAAS Liner 880, working order. G Fewtrell Tel 07833 344819 (Merseyside)


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AUGERVEYOR tripod auger, two speed. £250+VAT. H Ground Tel 01945 700289 (Lincolnshire)



Coningsby, Lincoln t: 01526 342466 f: 343507 e:

OPICO 595 Quiet grain drier, 3 phase or PTO, gas fired, only used in 2020, 2019 machine, for sale due to sudden Illness & retirement. Call for more info. A Teasdale Tel 07753 962384 (North Yorks)


2017, Giraffona 260, rated 200hp, left hand working, new PTO shaft, excellent

Pellcroft Engineering Ltd

NEUERO corn blower, c/w cyclone exhaust. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)


50-FOOT 6" belt with 5.5" cups, for a grain elevator, c/w man platform. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)


KUBOTA GR1600 ride on mower, 2006, very good condition for age, will go straight to work, 515hrs. £2,900+VAT ono. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Nottinghamshire)

McCONNEL PA35 hedge cutter, electric controls, done very little work, in good order. £2,500. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire)

BEAR-CAT chipper/shredder, model 544 demonstrator, as new, PTO driven on 3 point linkage, delivery arranged. £1,500+VAT. H Panton Tel 07860 237598 (Aberdeenshire)

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GALUCHO GXM4828 1999, 4m hyd folding, c/w r/drawbar & hydraulic services, plenty of wear left in the discs, good cond £4,950

HORSCH JOKER 5 RT 2012 5m, hyd folding, air brakes, depth wheels, very little work from new, excellent condition £18,950

Ken Wootton 10t High Lift Drill Filling Trailer centre partition 60/40, twin hyd augers, flotation wheels

He-Va 6m Hydraulic Folding Front Press 2019, front levelling paddles, steering headstock, demo condition

Simba 2/3C Hydraulic Folding Heavy Disc Harrow 2010, 4.3m, hyd lock down

Kilworth/Sovema RTX-2 300 Rotorvator 3m, new blades, 4 speed gearbox

TWB 5 Leg Mounted Subsoiler 3.5m, 850mm packer, standard or low disturbance points, excellent condition

Keeble Cultivator, tines subsoiler legs and press 3.5m very heavy duty, 95% metal

BKT Flotation Wheels 2 x 900/60 x 42 98%, suit Fendt 900 series, MF 8000 series, as new

Kuhn HR 5004 R Hydraulic Folding Power Harrow 2018, tines 75%, wheel eradicators, demo condition

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

Twose 4m Hydraulic Folding Front Press 2012, press & two rows of tines, super condition

Caterpillar TH 330B Telescopic Handler 2006, 5725hrs, 3.450 kg to 7 m, Loler certificate, very tidy

MAS Bunded Diesel Bowser 2012, 1150L, twin 12v pumps, choice of 4 other bowsers

Simba 4.6M Uni-Press 2009, 80%+ metal, rear drawbar & two services, super condition

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

Choice of Front Linkage Weight Blocks/Tool Boxes 850 kg to 3300 kg, most colours available

Marston Agricultural Services Livestock Trailer 22’ x 7’ 6”, centre partition, very clean and tidy

Cousins Hydraulic Folding Rolls 22”/24”/30” rings 90% with breaker rings, 6.4m to 16.4m

Kverneland LO85-300 Plough 2013, 7 furrow, on/land in/ furrow, manual vari-width, no 28 bodies 95%

Stocks Dual Wheels 710/75 x 42, 710/70 x 42, 650/85 x 38, 710/70 x 38, 650/75 x 32, plus other sizes

New Kuhn HR 4004 Power Harrow 2020, 4m wide, 500mm maxi-packer, wheel eradicators

Alpego PF 400 Trailed Cultivator 2014, tines discs and press, done little work


ALL JCB FASTRACS Tractors, Telehandlers & Trailers

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

AND ALL OTHER FARM MACHINERY EVERYTHING considered, immediate payment & finances settled


SIMBA DOUBLE PRESS 5.5m, spring tines in front, DD packer, excellent condition

COUSINS V-FORM 2012, 3m c/w crumbler bar, 3 legs, adj depth wheels, small weld but done v well, paintwork v tidy £3,995

AS MARSTON 14T GRAIN TRAILER 2008, good condition, brand new Pirelli tyres. air/hydraulic brakes


VADERSTAD REXIUS RST 630 2009, very little work from new, ready to go to work, immaculate condition £21,950

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01691 791460 MF 6616

2016, 2800hrs, Dyna 6, 50kph

Case JX90 c/w MX loader

MF 8730S

2010, 2400hrs

MF 7720

2006, 9400hrs, Tier 3, 50kph, front linkage

2016, 2800hrs, Dyna VT Exclusive, front linkage

MF 7718S

2019, 2600hrs, Dyna 6 EF, 50kph, air brakes

MF 6715S

2019, 900hrs, Dyna 6, 50kph, air brakes

MF 6714S

2019, 1700hrs, front linkage, 50kph, air brakes

MF 7626

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

MF 6499 MF 6490

2007, 8500hrs, 50kph, weights

MF 6485

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

MF 6465

2004, Dynashift, 9500hrs

MF 3635

Dynashift, 1991, 7200hrs, 2 spools, air con


New Holland FX 58 forager

High Quality Machinery, 6m Combination Drills, Stainless Steel Water Bowsers, Road Compressors with low hours

2001, 3500hrs, 90% tyres

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Dyna VT, 2019, 2200hrs, Exclusive, front linkage


MF 7724S

2019, Dyna VT, 2000hrs, 50kph, air brakes, Trimble Auto Guide

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SIMBA SOLO 330ST 2005 discs/legs/discs/DD packer, rear hydraulic services, in superb condition £8,995

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MASSEY FERGUSON 7726 £61,000 2018, 40k, 260hp 4133h


CLAAS ARION 530 CIS 40K £45,000 2018, 145hp, 5300h, none loader, picture of sister tractor already sold





£28,750 2010, 40k, 110hp, 5680h, 4 spools, front linkage good tyres all round

CLAAS DOMINATOR 88 £12,000 1986, 4.5m bar, 3195h, good condition

CLAAS LEXION 580+ TT £89,000 2010, 10.50m Vario, 3480h, 2380 drum hrs





£47,000 2003, 7.5m Vario 3265h, 2446 drum 800 fronts, one of the last

MASSEY FERGUSON 40 £13,500 1994, Powerflow header, 20kph

JOHN DEERE ZURN PROFICUT 620 £25,000 2011, 6m wholecrop header from wide body Deere


HORSCH PRONTO 4DC £20,500 2009, 4m disc drill

VADERSTAD RAPID A600S £36,000 2012, 6m disc drill - tidy

VADERSTAD RAPID RDA400S £17,000 2005, 6m disc drill – tidy



£25,000 2012, deep cultivation tines 5.4m

HORSCH PRONTO 6DC £24,000 2008, 6m disc drill

HORSCH MAESTRO 24 SW £145,000 2019, 24 row beet drill


JOHN DEERE 750A DRILL £42,000 2015, 3m with liquid fert applicator, done very little

CATERPILLAR ROGATOR RG 655C £89,000 2015, pommier 36m 10 section, 6,200L, 710 tyres topcon X35

HORSCH SPRAYER LEEB PT280 £215,500 2018, can c/w 30/32/36m pro booms, 2400h, 650’s Egnos steering


FG RV390

£105,000 2016, 40k 375hp, 4400h, links/PTO, one owner

£29,000 2000, 7.5m, 4330h, 2800 drum h 800 fronts, straw chopper, chaff sprdr

£18,500 2018, belt baler approx 30k bales

£165,000 019, 50k, 445hp, 1480h, warranty 2022, S10 RTK

£23,500 1995, 3482h, 24.5 tyres, A/C, straw chopper

£24,500 2015, 24m, 340/85R48, Isobus sprayer, v/tidy machine throughout

£17,950 1999, 40k, 195hp, 11800h, cab suspension, nice running tractor

2009, 6m tine drill

1998, tedder/rake



£75,000 2012, 40k, 320hp, 5875h, GPS steering, Cat engine, linkage & PTO

£75,000 2006, 7.5m Vario, 3475h, 2684 drum h, 800 fronts, p/spreader

£38,000 2014, 6m drill, full width packer

CLAAS V365RC 2014, rotor cut belt baler, 16500 bales



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PROVEN Southdown ram, only for sale as have his daughters, just under 4yrs old, nice nature. L Howlett Tel 07771 527108 (Suffolk) NINETEEN Mule X Texel shearling ewes, electric fence trained, Heptavac P Plus vaccinated, based near Bury St Edmunds. Can deliver locally. R Spittle Tel 07876 781840 (Suffolk)

WILDFELL Aberdeen Angus pedigree bulls, 16–17 months old, ready to work on heifers or small cows, high EBV scores, TB4 area, BVD & Red Tractor accredited, C Wilkinson Tel 07549 705499/07795 098798 (Cambridgeshire)

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Tel Email TRAILED mole plough, good working order. £1,900+VAT ono. C Pullin Tel 07802 831777 (Buckinghamshire) IRRIGATION reel & 300m of 4" pipe, suitable for use as main. Offers. T Richards Tel 07880 707170 (Suffolk)

WILDFELL Aberdeen Angus AI straws for sale from our stock bulls (Wildfell Perseus T099 & Fordel Black Moonshine R095), excellent EBVs, ideal for dairy herds looking for easy calving AA sires, www.wildfellfarm. Price neg depending on quantity. C Wilkinson Tel 07549 705499/07995 098798 (Cambridgeshire)

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GATERIDGE Aberdeen Angus pedigree bulls for sale, Farm Assured - SAC Health Scheme, closed herd, ready to go to work. A Thompson Tel 07836 246392 (Northants)

Insulated twin skin Increased yield Flip up plastic fender

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ANGUS Bulls, polled & black, elite health, TB4 semen tested, delivered, choice of 3, 2 yr old, ready to work, Bonshaw herd, Colchester. From £3,000 D Kinloch Tel 07748 786073/07718 786218 (Essex) SUFFOLK shearling rams from accredited flock, fully vaccinated, clean heads & tight skins. V Wolton Tel 01206 298844/07920 772862 (Suffolk)

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY

01664 562971

PIG or chicken hoppers. £5 each. G Meadows Tel 01728 660577/07951 111182 (Suffolk) LIMOUSIN X bull & steer calves, 8 months old, photos available. £800 ono. A Richardson Tel 07710 077299/01206 386089 (Essex) WARREN POL pullets, ready now. C Hall Tel 07740 717505 (Derbyshire)



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McCONNEL PA60E Hy Reach 1.2m flail hedge cutter, electric controls, 2006, good condition, one operator from new, approx 2,500hrs use. £9,250+VAT. A Randall Tel 07967 742947 (Berkshire)

OWNED Dairy Shorthorns for 50+yrs & love of them has taken over my life. Now retired (67) still have 7 & looking to rent c.10 acres c/w buildings & accommodation to keep up to 12 for a few more years. Live in N Wales, but would move anywhere in UK. K Prestidge Tel 07771 267625 (Flintshire) ARABLE land required to rent in East Suffolk by small farming family, any acreage considered, short or long term contract, please call with any information. N Finbow Tel 07825 925580/01728 602115 (Suffolk)

Kubota M5112 & loader in stock for demo/sale Hangar Dairy • Oulton Street • Oulton • Norwich • NR11 6QZ

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REF: 71122465

Krone 1290 tandem axle big baler, very good conition. £62,000 Contact AT

REF: 61122955

2017 New Holland T7.245 AC, T4B, 50kph, joystick, elec mid-mount, auto guidance. £56,500 Contact RL

REF: 71123939

Krone 890 tandem axle big baler, very good conition. £35,000 Contact AT

REF: J1124165

1977 Ford 4600 tractor, clock 7075, average condition. £6,400 Contact BL

REF: 11123190

2011 Kuhn VB2160 variable chamber baler, clock 5982. £14,500 Contact AD

REF: 41112274

Ex-Hire 2019 Case IH Puma 200 Multi-Controller 50kph, exhaust brake, front linkage. £93,000 Contact SC

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2014 New Holland CX8070 Combine, 1783 threshing hrs, 25’ Varifeed header & trailer. £115,000 Contact BL

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2017 Manitou MLT629m PS, pallet forks, 6m reach, approx 2500hrs, last of this model. £41,000 Contact BW

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2020 Kuhn Merge Maxx 950 belt merger, c/w swath curtain, very good condition. £42,000 Contact AD

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Ex-Demo Kverneland 3332 MT 3.2m mower conditioner, 8 discs, semi swing steel tine. £13,150 Contact BL


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2010 New Holland CR9098, 30’ Varifed header & trailer, threshing 2300, engine 3000. £69,500 Contact AD

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2019 Ex-Demo New Holland TH6.36 Telehandler, 145hp, Matbro carrier, aircon. £64,500 Contact MP

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2000 New Holland Big Baler, very good condition. £12,500 Contact AT

Ex-Demo 2020 Case IH Vestrum 110 CVX, clock 350, LRX 130MS loader, air seat. £65,950 Contact AS

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Demo Claydon T4 drill

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Used Dowdeswell DBP-3 4f Used Kverneland LB85 5f plough £1,500 £2,250


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2020 New Holland T7.210 SW, Stage V, 50kph, 2 elec midmounts, 4 rear, front lkg, aircon. £94,500 Contact CD


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New Deutz 6140 6165 6185 Demo Kuhn 6m Prolander 6205 6215 7250 POA POA

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01493 750999

2012 CASE MAGNUM 290 50K, 4982hrs

Contract Farm Services




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Norfolk Farmers

FARM FORCE 4M RING LEADER 2009 JOHN DEERE 6530 JPM 16T MULTI PURPOSE CULTIPRESS 40k Autoquad, ramps 10863hrs, £2,400 mint £28,000 £14,700

LARRINGTON MAJESTIC 2007 ZETOR 6441 PROXIMA 2013 LARRINGTON MAJESTIC 2012 MANITOU MLT625-75H 2001 KUHN FC283 MOWER 18-20T 3171hrs, 18T 3750hrs CONDITIONER 600 flotations, vgc ABS roll over sheet, air £20,000 £15,200 £15,500 £24,500 £2,800


2012 AW M12 hydraulic gate, excellent

2021 JPM 24’ 19TLL hydraulic ramps, LEDs


BUNNING 16T flotations, air, mint

FORD 7840SL Trima +4.1P, 5065hrs


AS MARSTON 12T hydraulic gate, sprung drawbar

2013 MANITOU MT1030ST 2118hrs, legs

2017 JD L1534H BIG BALER 32k bale count, mint

2021 JPM 28’ 19TLL flip over ramps, air, load sensing

NEW CASE FARMALL 55A 2wd, 4hrs

JCB 3CX SITEMASTER genuine 5191hrs



2017 MANITOU MLT625-75H 3721hrs


2009 JOHN DEERE 6330 PREMIUM Trima +4.1



AS MARSTON ACE14 hydraulic gate, vgc


2013 CAT TH707C 4622hrs, new tyres





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2008 MANITOU MLT735-120 1660hrs

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8-FOOT steel stock tank, approx size 2.5’W x 2’D x 8’L, 1007L (approx cap), made with G90 steel, 20GA base & 22GA side walls, steel piping, screw cap to drain off water. £650 ono. R Olivier Tel 07594 237715 (Leicestershire)

EASYCARE ram, under two years old, proven excellent lambs, very high quality. £120 cash. J Egan Tel 07796 838082 (Suffolk) PUREBRED Boer bucks for sale, top quality 8 month old (born January 2021) buck kids, well grown (50+Kg), lambivac vaccinated, wormed, high health status herd - Scrapie and CAE accredited. Ready for work. Prices from £350 each. N Knott Tel 01449 737951 (Suffolk)


01953 717258 07836 253021



2 x 20t side discharge Collinson

07879 402246 01948 710662


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)

SIMMENTAL bulls for sale, pedigree polled, free from IBR, BVD, Lepto & Johnes level 1, choice of 3, 17 months & ready for work. Contact Chris. C Patmore Tel 07702 503081 (Essex)

TWOSE linkage transport box. £150 no VAT. J Murrell Tel 07770 692891/01603 712222 (Norfolk)


• Japanese • Italian • Mexican Speckled • Bob White • Tennessee Red • English White • Tuxedo Available throughout the season, aged day old to adult, table or laying strains. Day old butlers - £90 per 100 Day old Coturnix Japonica - £80 per 100 Subject to your order placement or ex stock Eggs by the hundred or 1000 trade prices

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CHAROLLAIS & Berichon shearling rams, all worked last year, excellent quality, ready to go. Ring for more details. K Smith Tel 07940 049960 (Derbyshire)

Fleming 4’ tipping box, as new ....£350

Votex pasture toppers, breaking for spares All prices plus VAT 29-81813

Tel: 01945 700142 or 07774 676440

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

EXTRACTION fan industrial, ex wood yard, could possibly be used to blow or suck corn c/w motor. J Neaverson Tel 07983 506419 (Cambridgeshire)

TEAGLE 5050 staw chopper, used, 3 chutes, 1 for bedding pig arcs, extension for large quadrant bales, some new blades fitted, serviced, good working order, ready to go. £1,750. P Cranfield Tel 07791 896727 (Lincolnshire)

Front end loader to fit MF35-135 tractors, c/w power bucket, valves & fittings ..........................£395

ATKIN FARM MACHINERY Norwich Road, Dereham

01362 692104/637332

BREEDING ewes, 18 shearlings Llyen X Texel X Charollais, Heptavac P Plus, Clik, Essex/ Suffolk border. P R Kemball & Partners Farms Tel 07803 133214 (Suffolk) PEDIGREE Texel & Texel X Beltex shearling rams, good strong grass reared tups, ready to work. £350/ head. A Richardson Tel 07710 077299/01206 386089 (Essex)


DAEWOO Solar 220 III crane/ excavator, boom & dipper can be put back to original excavator, test expired. £12,500+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)


BREEDING ewes, 13 two shear Lleyn X Texel X Charollais, Heptavac P Plus, Clik, Essex/ Suffolk border. P R Kemball & Partners Farms Tel 07803 133214 (Suffolk)

PEDIGREE Aberdeen Angus bull for sale, 15 months old, ready to work, moderate frame, herd is Johnes Level 1, BVD Accredited, TB4, herd TB tested 2020, IBR & BVD vaccinated. £2,300. J Musk Tel 01638 724831 (Suffolk)

WEANERS available, Large White X Landrace, Large White X Hampshire & pedigree Gloucestershire Old Spot. Prices star t from £45 each. G Kiddy Tel 07808 204363 (Cambridgeshire)

Barry Horne


Quicke front end loaders to fit IH 574, 684, 414 or 434 tractors ...............................from £650

Pair 18.4x26 wheels & tyres 6” hole, 8” centres ...................................£250

POULTRY transport crates. S Winter Tel 01986 788252 (Norfolk) LLEYN sheep for sale, all home bred ewe lambs, theaves & some older ewes, rams also available, reared at 1000', Heptavac System & Farm Assured. T Bonsall Tel 07977 598930 (Derbyshire)

Tanco front end loader to fit IH 454-484 tractor, c/w power bucket & valves...........................£875

2m grain bucket to fit old type Quicke loader ..............................£195

PEDIGREE Hereford bull, 5yrs old, straight in every way, too big for our Guernsey heifers, reluctant sale. Ring for more details. K Smith Tel 07940 049960 (Derbyshire)

2-shear & stock rams from MV Accredited flock, extensively reared, EBVs in top 25% & above Range of prices • choice of 30



Howard 350 Rotavator, gwo ........£395

LLEYN RAMS registered & unregistered shearlings, tel Richard Evans

TEXEL & Sufftex shearling rams, well grown, excellent conformation, ready for work, would keep while required. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205/07889 684552 (Lincolnshire) CATTLE yoke crush with gate frame, painted, 3 point linkage, good wooden floor. £250. J Bunning Tel 07931 331953/ 01945 780344 (Cambridgeshire) KW auger bucket, 1.5t, 2016, Kramer/ Claas brackets, chops & feeds out, gwo. A Twell Tel 07780 575656 (Lincolnshire)


BATEMAN galvanised 15’ diagonal swinging feed barriers with hook on demountable wooden troughs (3), c/w all hangings & pins. P Smalley Tel 07771 925591 (Lincolnshire)

Blue Bridge Group

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DW Tomlin 1.83m snow blade, hydraulic angling & adjustable depth, on pneumatic tyres, Cat 1, 3pt linkage. P Smalley Tel 07771 925591 (Lincolnshire)

FLEMING 4' tipping linkage box, good condition, ideal for small or compact tractor. £300 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk)


QUALITY bred shearling rams, pure Charollais/Charollais X Beltex, Pure Texel/Texel X Beltex & Charollais X Texel, on Heptavac P system, sired by Kelso rams, viewings welcome, pure Charollais & Charollais X Beltex in photo. A Hedges Tel 07837 744415/01580 831951 (East Sussex)

WARTHOG straw spreader, 2018, Kramer/Claas brackets, will handle any shape bale, now surplus to requirements, gwo. A Twell Tel 07780 575656 (Norfolk)

CHAFER Quickstart liquid fert kit, removed from a Sumo Trio, c/w with 900L stainless barrel tank, 4.5m stainless steel spray lines, GPS speed sensor, TeeJet 844 rate controller & Hypro hydraulic pump. £1,500+VAT ono. S Hazard Tel 07712 134627 (Leicestershire)

TELEHANDLER buckets – JCB, Matbro, Manitou & Bobcat. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire) SANDERSON 726T teleporter 1996, engine, driveline, hydrostatic motors & tyres all good, electro-hydraulics in need of attention. £4,000 ono. R Beare Tel 07775 744840/07811 338313 (Hertfordshire) BOBCAT bucket & top grab, 1.5m wide, good condition. £975+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

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Andrew Whiteley: 07774 296382

Joe Warriner: 07717 880778

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Jack Matthews: 07740 781688

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Max Pinney: 07795 128281

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Lee Say: 07771 942099


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 6228 Hours

Ref: 11016488

Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399


2010, HR4004D Used Kuhn HR4004D Rigid 4 Metre Power Harrow C/w Maxi Packer & Rear Levelling Bar

Ian Hopper: 07774 296379

2019, AVACAST GR400 Techneat Avacast GR400 Trailed Applicator, C/w 400L Hopper,16m Boom, Twin axle chassis, Electronic rate Control with GPS Speed, Independant Honda engine

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

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M.S. Johnson Engineering Ltd is the main agent for TAFE Tractors and a dealer for Ceres machinery in East Anglia.

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SIMBA 5.5M UNIPRESS Levelling Board and DD Rings, Very Good Condition Throughout

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2017, RP180VX Used Lely Welger RP180V Xtra XC25 Baler C/w 2.4M Pickup, Hyd Brakes, E Link Pro, Xtracut 25 Knife, Caster Wheels, 500/55-20 Tyres, Bale Shape Indicator. 34,000 Bales

Ref: 31015119

Ref: 11016897

2019, FT718 Fendt 718 Power Plus Tractor C/w 50kph Vario, Comfort Front Linkage, Front PTO, 152L/min Hydraulics, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42. 1229 Hours



Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

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2015, JCB 4220 Autosteer Ready, Front Linkage With 1 Front Spool, Advanced Suspension, Field Performance Pack, 5 Rear Spools, IF600/70R30 Tyres. Excellent Condition. 1850 Hours

2015, MT775E Debris Deflectors, 30” Extreme Belts, Weight Frame + 22 front weights, 8 x Idler Weights. 5818 Hours

Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

2018, FT1050 Reverse Drive, Front Linkage, 6 x Rear & 1 Front Spool, 220L Hyd Pump, Super Comfort Evo Seat, RTK Guidance, 60kph version, LED Lights, 650kg wheel weights. Balance of 4 Year (6000 hour) Warranty 4180 Hours


2018, MF7726 D6 EF Dyna 6 - 50kph Transmission, 4 Spools, Multipad Armrest, 600/65R28 & 710/70R38. Good Condition 3900 Hours

Andrew Walker: 07827 773605


2015, MF7720 D6 EF Dyna 6, 50kph Transmission, Front & Cab Suspension, Full Set Of Front Weights, 4 Rear Spools, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 2512 Hours

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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

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NEW SIP Star 430/12 single rotor rake

various widths, front/rear mounted or just rear, 3yrs warranty hyd side shift, heavy duty flails & rear roller, 2yrs 0% finance on 50% RRP extra wear skids

Prices from

NEW Protech P220s front mounted post driver 300kg weight, any loader or telehandler brackets inc, options – hyd tilt, rock spike



All SIP products have 3 year warranty & 2 years 0%


Concept flail toppers


IN STOCK SIP Disc 260S ALP plain mower

All SIP products have 3 year warranty & 2 years 0%

1995, 10 blade, wide pick reel, new blades, new wear liners, fully serviced, ready to go


min hp 20, max 35hp, right hand cut, 1.35m cut, rear roller

SIP 685/HS 6 rotor tedder

Reco Mengele SH40

1998 12 blade flywheel, wide pickup, farmer machine

Concept CS135 verge mowers in stock

s/d/bar, Hardox body, comm axles, air/hyd brakes, l/s, 560 floats, hi line LEDs, full silage kit, hyd door (sealed), g/chute


Reco Mengele SH40


2020, 2.2m right hand verge mower, 90 degree up, 60 degree down, heavy duty flails, as new

2021 NC GT1850-14T i ser silage trailer




Used Concept verge mower


16t capacity, sprung drawbar, full commercial brakes, load sensing, front hay ladder, mini super singles, 2019 build

8” auto fill, 710/50R26.5 tyres, rear steer, air/hydraulic brakes, wide angle PTO


NC 32’ flat trailer

2007, lights, braked axle, 10.0/75-15.3 tyres, 8’ x 5’ body, ring hitch

NC3500 gallon tanker

3500kg knife edge ramps, LED lights, 2019, fully serviced (dog not included!)

2021, hydraulic door, grain chute, AS NEW


Warwick 2t tipping trailer

£2,700 Brian James Cargo All Plant trailer

Bailey 11t grain trailer

hyd door, easy sheet, sprung drawbar, hyd brakes, load sensing


IN STOCK hyd door, commercial axles, air/hyd brakes, load sensing brakes, sprung drawbar

6.8m working width, hyd steer, hook tines

West 14t root/grain trailer

Dyna 4, 53 reg, 6400hrs, cab suspension, 3 spools, 520/85R38 r/tyres, 420/85R28 fronts

Tyrone 14t dump trailer

hydrostatic drive, 60” grass deck, turf tyres, 540 PTO, 3 point linkage, rear hyd spools, 3yrs warranty


Massey Ferguson 6480

29hp, Hydro transmission, 4wd, industrial tyres, rear & mid PTO, rear spool valve, loader ready

NEW TYM 255 compact tractor

2010, 6500hrs, air con, boom suspension, pick up hitch



TYM T293 HST ROPS tractor

Merlo 40.7

2010, air con, boom suspension, pick up hitch, air seat, 8500hrs


Merlo 40.7 Turbo Farmer


2009, 5500hrs, air con, boom suspension, pick up hitch, trailer brakes, pallet forks & bucket, supplied fully serviced & Loler ticket



Merlo 32.6 Plus

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PROTECH P220 Plus post driver

hyd tilt, new rope, JCB Q-fit brackets (can be fitted with any)

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IN STOCK Albutt F352 bale grab


POA NEW BFX-180 Wessex International

round bale feeder able to spike, load & feed out silage, hay, haylage, also available BFR-180 c/w blower kit for straw

TreeMaster MS300

for round or square bales, 2 Hesstons, 3 mini c/w Manitou brkts (others available), for wrapped tree shear & rotator Hesstons, 2 round bales, Kv tines, Hardox bracing, silage bales, open 1030mm closed 540mm, suit 13t & above machine capacity 1200kg, all supplied with pipes & brackets sync’d wing movement, c/w pipes & brackets

Massey Ferguson 35 Grey & Gold 4 cylinder




£4,500 Massey Ferguson 35 3 cylinder diesel

nice straight original tractor


NEW Kidd 450 trailed bale shredder

capacity 4.5m3, swivel chute 270o, r/remote control to tailgate & floor conveyor for easy loading

Albutt F501 multi bale stackers

supplied with pipes & brackets

Sumo Trio 3

2011, QR tines, Guttler roller, transportation trailer


IN STOCK Albutt heavy duty bale handlers

2014, Matbro brackets, good condition

Amazone KF4000 power harrow

very clean & tidy, good blades, depth wheels, c/w operator’s book

NEW Storth 20’ lagoon mixer

excellent condition, packer rolller, 5 leg

BVL Topstar 170 block cutter

Merlo brackets, 7’6” wide, 1m3 capacity approximately, bolt on edge, solid bucket


Terrington 8’ heavy duty rotovator


McConnel 3m Shakaerator

Merlo soil bucket heavy duty


Call for details 8’ & 10’, single sided, heavy duty, left & right opening lids double sided version also available

Hardox tines, any brackets included in price, good condition, had little use


Root chopper bucket

2m wide, 1.6m3 cap, inc loader or handler bracket, stone trap, also available as mixer bucket, will feed roots, maize, silage & meal

Bull beef feeders IN STOCK

Used Prodig 1.5m shear grab

1.9m wide (6’3”), 1.23m3 capacity, 14 Kv tines, pipes brackets & hyd fittings included



Moulton yard scrapers

Fordson Super Dexta

NC 1.9 twin ram shear grab

7’6” KV grab pin & cone brackets good working order


Cherry Products grab

7’6” grain bucket, 1.5m3 capacity approximately, excellent condition




Manitou grain bucket

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SUTON hydraulic brush & bucket, 7'6" on pin & cone brackets, new blade on bucket, new hydraulic motor, brushes 75%. £2,000+VAT ono. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Nottinghamshire)

4wd tractor, 09 reg, 6900hrs, good tyres, f/&cab suspension, f/weights .........................£22,500

Claas Rollant 250

roto cut round baler wide pick up net wrap............................. £5,500


2022 CALENDAR Under The Wire 2022 Calendar (size A3) now available for pre-order for £10+£3.20 p&p UK

Also available to collect by hand at Ruskington or Boston for £10 only


01526 583076 07831 828014


£5 will go to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance from each sale

McConnel PA93 Hi-Power hedge cutter, cable controls, T flails.................................. £3,950


spring tine grass harrow 5m hyd fold .............................................. £2,950

STOLL twin auger mixer feeder, 27cu/m, side & rear discharge, c/w load cells, etc, excellent condition. £9,950. J Bell Tel 01788 890320/07977 934629 (Northants)

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BAC High Tip Bucket





01787 248049


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GREGOIRE Besson 5 furrow reversible plough (4+1), with hyd release press arms, frame is straight & has had extra welding. R Littleworth Tel 07944 640696 (Lincolnshire) KVERNELAND furrow press, twin ringed, 2.7m wide. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex)



Contact Dennis Hart

07824 016 116 Two models Capacity approx 1 ton-3 ton/hr Easy to operate & adjust Efficient for crushing/rolling all common raw materials

BUNNINGS Lowlander 10.5t Mk3 muckspreader, no work since recent £5K refurbishment, new floor gearbox, new chains, slats, gypsy wheels & shafts, plus new set of cutters, all fitted & ready to go. Call for more info & photos. £8,500. J Reader Tel 07881 518815 (Norfolk)


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ROLLER mill, barn stored, little used, 3 phase, but could be converted. £225. T Richards Tel 07880 707170 (Suffolk)

TRACTOR mounted forklift tines. M Keal Tel 07778 002918 (Lincolnshire)


All Strimech


Hydramex Limited

The MASCHIO plough range is now available from Writtle Farm Machinery. Please call for more information or to arrange a demo.

07748 004794 01245 442224

Tel: 01746 762777

JCB 531-70 Agri Super, 2009, 8500hrs, good tyres, full spec, gwo. £24,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)




Roller Mills


3m wide on industrial Q fit brackets, clear floor, twin-ram system




07973 657609

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McCormick XTX145

ALBUTT shear grab, 2018, 1.9m, hardox tines, 3 rams, JCB Q fit brackets & pipes, gwo. A Twell Tel 07780 575656 (Lincolnshire)


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HYDRAULIC ram, 4’ long. £50. G Meadows Tel 01728 660577/07951 111182 (Suffolk) NEWMAN electric motor, single phase, 2hp, 240volts, 1.5kw. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)Electric winch from small recovery truck, hardly used, believed to be Superwinch & to pull 800lbs, no remote, vgc, fits 4x4, can be seen working. £100. F Danecker Tel 07885 491340/01494 758539 (Buckinghamshire)

BUNNINGS Lowlander MkI muck spreader for spares, including beta gearbox, central gearbox, hydraulic floor drive motor. S Winter Tel 01986 788252 (Norfolk)


KVERNELAND plough parts, share knives (12 left, 12 right) plus fixings, flush fit shares (5 left, 5 right), flush fit points (24 left, 24 right) plus fixings, all genuine parts, mostly in original boxes. Offers. M Compton Tel 07985 550285 (Suffolk) DOWDESWELL DP7D 12” 5 furrow plough, hydraulic front furrow, rear disc, damper depth wheel. S Dudley Tel 07860 599377 (Essex) DOWDESWELL DP7D2 5 furrow (4+1), as new wearing metal, good straight condition, available due to retirement. £2,995+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)


RY STORE 33-81822


Tel: 01280 705202 Fax: 01280 704163

Norwich, Norfolk

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

01603 712222

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VOLVO sand/gravel loading bucket, 3cu/m, will fit other similar loading shovels, excellent condition. £3,200 ono. P Arnold Tel 07809 196011 (Nottinghamshire)


7.5-METRE x 75mm (3") suction and delivery pipe c/w river strainer. £200+VAT. R Farmer Tel 07772 105744/01302 771127 (South Yorks)

DOWDESWELL DP7E 5 furrow reversible plough, 1997, hyd front furrow, spare furrow & parts. £2,000. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

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Used Machinery

CTM Rockstar 1505 Destoner SS 665

ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 677

2018 £8,000

2014 £25,000

CTM Rockstar 1555 Destoner SS 667

ScanStone Star Style Destoner SS 457

ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 672

2018 £8,000

ScanStone VariStar Destoner SDM 089

2005 £5,000

2014 £22,000

2017 £42,000

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ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 706

CTM Rockstar 1502 (8 Star) Destoner SS 716

2017 £25,000

2015 £5,000

ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 673


CTM Rockstar 1502 Destoner SS 715


ScanStone Tiger 180 Bed Tiller SS 693


Underhaug 4215 Destoner SS 661


ScanStone 5.4 Tiger Bed Tiller SS 676






Reekie 5154S Destoner SS 709

ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 670

2001 £3,000

2019 £48,000

Standen 4 Body Ridger SS 722

ScanStone 4215 WDH Destoner SS 653

ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 698

2015 £7,000

2014 £28,000



Grimme CS1500 Separator SS 654

2019 £49,000

2000 £4,500

CTM Rockstar2 - 1555 5 Web Destoner SS 683

CTM Rockstar2 - 1758 Destoner SS 658

2018 £8,000

2019 £10,000





Underhaug 4215 Destoner SS 662

2005 £5,000

ScanStone Osprey 3 Windrower SDM 137

2020 £59,000



ScanStone Osprey 3 Windrower SS 682

2017 £43,000

ScanStone 4 Webber Destoner SS 674

2014 £26,250






ScanStone 4 Body Centre Fold 2021 (AutoReset) Bed Former £34,500 SDM 138

ScanStone 5.4 Tiger Bed Tiller SS 571


2016 £22,000

Grimme RT6000 Straddle Tiller SS 691

TBC £6,000

ScanStone Rear Haulm Topper SS 701

2020 £30,000

ScanStone Patriot RT 1700 Harvester SDM 142

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ScanStone HQ ScanStone Lakenheath ScanStone Kilkeel ScanStone Brigg

2019 £99,500

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Coningsby, Lincs

01526 342466

RUSSELL 90 rubber track elevator, manual swinging head, 2 speed, 2 hoppers corn & roots. £1,500+VAT. H Ground Tel 01945 700289 (Lincolnshire) DOWNS Foxhound elevator, 3 phase, in very good condition, 3 speeds, small hopper. £2,500. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire) GREEN Reekie Dominant, wheel drive serviced & ready to go, onion kit included, brand new Halls 47mm main web. £9,100. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire)

WANTED FOR EXPORT Marian Teodorczyk

Diet Feeder Weighing Systems

David King Electronics

Tel: 01789 731365 37-82277




Sprayers & Fertiliser Spreaders

K53C box rotator


Agri spec pictured

01489 896 626 SPRAYERS


plate, with side and top arms

y The Specialist Sprayer Compan

07775 741720


01353 740666



Tel: 028 9127 5913 Email:

STANDEN T2 potato harvester, 2013, with Omega rollers, hydraulic wheel drive with rota axle. hydraulic web drive with 4-man picking table, full width digging, camera kit fitted, in excellent condition - stored under cover, more photos available. C Bamber Tel 07860 412798/07759 122656 (Lancashire)

2014 GM-R Voyager trailed sprayer 3200 24m steering axle Matrix GPS Guidance 12 section auto shut off


JOHN Deere combine parts, selection of lifters, pulley, slatted shoe for beans/peas. R Morton Tel 07718 971902 (Cambridgeshire)


PRECISION FARMING TRIMBLE Nav 3 controller, in excellent condition. £2,000. J Wilson Tel 07710 427348 (North Yorks)

QUALITY FLAILS To suit most flail mowers and hedge cutters at competitive prices

RENEWABLE ENERGY OIL burner, Typhoon fan unit, heat converter and oil tank, drying set up for underfloor drying for grain or wood chip, Typhoon fan unit 3 phase 440 volts, oil burner Clark & Sutherland, heat converter, oil tank for storage. A McLaren Tel 07803 089082 (Perth & Kinross)

FULLY refurbished ScanStone 4 web destoner, 1500 wide, 2010 machine, ready for work & available immediately, Reekie & ScanStone destoner parts also available. Please contact for details. M Anderson Tel 07880 518867 (Norfolk)

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SEED TESTING Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds • Germinations • Disease Testing • Grain Quality

01206 265400

Seed & Grain Analysis KVERNELAND 2200 potato harvesters (2), large selection of spare parts also available. G Jarron Tel 07740 605576 (Angus)

Tel: 01427 718561 Fax: 01427 718016



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Mowers & Foragers

Wifo Broadwater

Payment prior to collection • Any condition considered

07512 821421

Genuine & Aftermarket Perkins blocks & parts available

2017 Team 200L 7m mounted sprayer as new position adjustable triple nozzles electric on/off 4 manual section control

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 Call Lukasz on

For engine builds AA, AB, AC, AG, AH, AK, AM

Balers & Wrappers


for agricultural & industrial applications

with oil pump, top & bottom gasket sets & rear & front seals

Grain & Precision Drills

£2,000for attaching to 20” back

VG potato haulm topper, runs well, can be seen running, easily adjusted to different row widths. £345 ono. K Hodgson Tel 07721 502849/01507 568329 (Lincolnshire)

REEKIE Dominant 3000 potato harvester, 2001, 42 & 50mm rear web, dolman rollers, picking table, powered rear axle, full electric pack, good condition, loads of spares. £4,995 ono. A Fisher Tel 07970 716296 (Nottinghamshire)

Material Handler Joysticks & SLI's

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Pellcroft Engineering Ltd

STANDEN Enterprise Starflow potato harvester, 45mm main webb, 4 rows of stars onto dolman rollers, power wheel drive, 3 man picking off table with canopy, 2006, off fen farm, in good condition. £9,500. J Golding Tel 07795 444743 (Cambridgeshire)

Short Engines


Riverside, Nayland, Suffolk CO6 4LT

Also flail mowers for tractors and excavators from 15 to 200HP (Flails direct is a division of Engineering and Hire Ltd)

2012 GM-R Voyager trailed sprayer 3200 24m steering axle on 270/95R 48 rowcrops just traded in for another new GM-R


2012 Multidrive Bredal spreader 9000hrs two sets wheels well maintained currently undergoing chassis respray & full service


2010 GM-R Voyager trailed sprayer 4200 12/24m steering axle benefits from Dual Spray-line conventional/Airtec


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Tractor & Combine Controls

Perkins 1004/1004.4T

(government guidelines in place) 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, go to




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USED & REBUILT • Prinsen PPM60 Palletiser compact, self-contained capable of up to 9.5tph average at 25kg Ref Palletiser • Rebuilt Flat Belt Picking Table 2.7m x 900mm on a raised platform c/w rejects conveyor Ref 6722 • 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 • Squire 1200 Grader comprising large hopper, 6 row fixed centre coil cleaner, screen & a flat belt & roller picking table Ref 5207 • B&W Hydrastore Conveyor 21m boom x 800mm, with wide tipping hopper, 3 phase hydraulic drive Ref 6672 • Rebuilt Walthambury Vee Track Stitcher 3m conveyor, c/w stitcher & automator Ref 6584


LEMKEN Europal 8, 5f (4+1) plough, manual adjust width, fairly old but straight & paint good, wearing metal OK but probably needs some mouldboards after a season’s work, c/w a few spares. £2,395 ono. J Johnson Tel 07840 215098/01767 654137 (Cambridgeshire) KUHN Multimaster 152, 5 furrow c/w press arm, metal 90%, for spares or repair. W Green Tel 07725 173222 (Nottinghamshire) KVERNELAND LO 300, 6 furrow, 2009, hydraulic depth wheel, hydraulic press arm, hydraulic variwidth, on land/in furrow. £9,000+VAT. M Sutton Tel 07970 658813 (Warwickshire) RANSOMES plough spares – frogs, slides, fronts, blades, points, all unused. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

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NEW front turbine tines for Matrot MTOS sugar beet harvester, other S/M parts available. J Walter-Hoyes Tel 01507 568213/07960 013997 (Lincolnshire)



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B W M ACK (Machinery) LTD.


New Machines

Ex demo Deutz Fahr 7250, f/linkage & PTO MF 5455 & Loader 1550hrs (2015) MF 5612 (2015) – 125hp 300hrs MF 6190 (1998) – 190hp MF 5455 & Loader, 1550hrs (2015)

MF 698T 2wd & Powerloader MF 8926 (2005) – 6m lift telehandler

Used Machinery

CLAAS Arion 650 Cebis, 2013, 185hp, 6250hrs, 50kph Hexashift transmission, suspended front axle, air brakes, full cab suspension, climate control ................................................................. £34,000 CLAAS Arion 640 CIS, 2008, Hexashift 40kph transmission, 4800hrs, cab suspension, good condition .......................................................................................................................... £26,000 HARDI Commander 3200L sprayer, c/w 24m booms, triplet nozzles, steering drawbar .................... £8,500 KUHN VKM 280 flail mower, 2.8m working width, rear mounted, hydraulically offset, large rear roller, good condition .................................................................................................................. £4,250 SPEARHEAD RHD 2.25 verge mower, 2.25m cutting width, hydraulic offset, wide angle PTO ........... £4,000 MASCHIO Offset verge mower, 2.6m wide. right hand offset ........................................................... £3,750 SET of rowcrop wheels Mitas 380-85 R48 & Continental 380-85 R30, rear 8 stud, front 10 stud, very good condition ............................................................................ £3,200 KONGSKILDE 4m Germinator cultivator, good condition................................................................... £3,000 STOCKS Fan Jet Duo with 3 point linkage mounting frame good condition....................................... £2,800 BOMFORD rear mounted flail mower, 2.8m rear flail mower, hyd sideshift, adjustable rear roller ..... £2,750 SPEARHEAD Multicut 300 mounted 3m mower .............................................................................. £2,250 AS Fast Tow fuel bowser, 500 gallon, 12 volt pump and hose, twin sprung axle ............................... £2,000 5TH wheel trailer bogie, hydraulic brakes, mudguards ..................................................................... £1,500 1000 gallon trailed water tank, hydraulic brakes, lights, front storage locker.................................... £1,000 SUTON ELCS 80 rehandling bucket, Merlo brackets ........................................................................... £975 SUIRE 9’ topper, 9’ three rotor topper ................................................................................................ £900 ALBUTT A101 rehandling bucket, 7’6” wide, Merlo brackets ............................................................... £800

MF 6499 (2005) – 237hp

Caterpillar 407 Ag telehandler (2009) – tidy Caterpillar TH336C – (2014) 6m MF 6499 (2005) – 237hp

Case 895L & Loader 4850hrs (’93) Various forks & grapples

HARVESTING MF 34, 16’ PF tidy (1991) Krone Big Pack 1270 (2012), v tidy 48,000 bales Krone 1290 baler (2015), 55,000 bales Claas Disco 250 mower

Vicon RV2160 round baler, very tidy Krone 1400 (2013) 4 rotor rake Claas 2.5m mtd mower Claas Liner 420 Rake

Brian Cornwell 07899 965066

Barroway Drove, Downham Market, Norfolk PE38 0AL

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Vaderstad RDA800S Rapid 8m drill

Claas Liner 3100 twin rotor rake 10m


Sales contacts

Paul Warner 07795 845308

KV Taarup 4232 3.2 trailer mower Claas Liner 420 rake

New Holland 940 square baler

OTHER EQUIPMENT Dowdeswell DP7F, 6f, v tidy

Kongskilde VF7460 Vibroflex

Dowdeswell DP7F, 7f, v tidy KV LD85 5f & 4f Vicon RV2160 round baler, v tidy

Flat Lift Force – 2 leg HD Buster 81590

Spalding – 3 leg combination Knight Raven – 3 leg combination Vicon PO-EDW weightcell, vgo Vicon RO–EDW extension hopper Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader extension hopper system disc, third row coulter kit, staggered wheels, radar, 2006 circa 5500ha

trailed stubble cultivator with discs and Steelflex packer, 2012, tungsten points

Bargain at £20,000

Special Offer £9,000

Philip Watkins 8 leg trailed

Vaderstad Spares

AS Marston 16t trailer

Cousins 9.3m Sidewinder rolls Kongskilde 6m Germinator

combination subsoiler with hyd reset legs, 50cm leg spacing DD packer & Opico seeder, beast of a machine, vgc


Richard Western 12t dump trailer AS Marston 8t dump trailer

Tempo 169270 closing wheels 25mm ..........................................£30 198220 closing wheels 50mm ..........................................£30 TopDown/Opus 498382 marathon point 50mm ..........................................£42 NZ/RDA/Spirit for track eradicator 207053 marathon 25/35 point...........................................£19 Carrier Classic and Carrier XL 170097 Discs 510mm 5 stud............................................£39 154626 truecut disc 610mm 5 stud ..................................£30 208020 crosscutter disc 450mm 4 stud ............................£30

Please contact or 07887 Further details at

AS Marston 16t trailer


Claas Liner 3100 twin rotor rake 10m

HEDGECUTTERS Fella TFS 60 tidy Major 2.8 front & rear flail mower

VEHICLES Isuzu Blade, 46,000miles – Black NEW – Isuzu Utility single cab Krone 1270 Big Pack baler

NEW – Isuzu Utility extended cab

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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 ALPEGO RK 300 Rapido 3m p/harrow c/w Twin Force quick fit tines packer roller 3yr Driveline warranty ..POA 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 MORO Warrior 200 5f (4+1) hyd variwidth plough hyd transport system ex demo ........................ £11,500 JPM low loader trailer, 24’ long, loading skids, sprung drawbar, air & hyd brakes .......................... £10,950 ALPEGO TR46 310 front/rear flail mower 3.1 working width, hyd offset, can be set to mulch ........... £7,250 ALPEGO TL 33-220 verge mower 2.2m working width, hydraulic right hand offset, wide angle PTO .....£6,500 ALPEGO DKS 400 power harrow, Twin Force rotors, quick fit tines, hydraulic folding ...................................................................................................... last in stock at special reduced price ALPEGO TR 46-280 front/rear, 2.8m flail mower, hyd offset headstock, demo .................................. £5,950

07885 202005 01954 210355 Hardwick, Cambridge 82054

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71069434 JOHN DEERE 8400R


2019, 878hrs, ULTIMATE, 50K, E23, ILS, HCS, A/C, air seat, 4ESCV, drawbar, hyd/air brakes, front link/PTO, SCV joystick, 900/60R42 650/60R34, rear AutoTrac complete, 6000 dome, PG 27/07/2025 - 5000hrs


21061700 JD 8800i 2016, 1650/2600hrs, ProDrive, 40K, 4WD, 64 knife, 710/70R42, AHC, Duraline


11059453 JD 8600 2017, 1465/2297hrs, 40K ProDrive 4WD, AutoTrac Ready 710/70R42, 56 Knife Drum,


71065936 POTTINGER 1252 2017, CS-LINE, 4 rotor rake, trailed, 620/40 22.5, ISOBUS and new (unused control box) 8

31069188 JOHN DEERE 8360R

2013, 5215hrs, AutoPowr, 40K, ILS, 800/70R38 600/70R30, 5ESCV, CATIII drawbar, hyd brakes, leather, AutoTrac complete, activation, 3000 Dome, A/C, HID lights, been on warranty to 5000hrs



71069417 JOHN DEERE 7310R

2018, 2237hrs, E23, 50K, TLS, HCS, 4ESCV, leather, A/C, air seat, PUH, AutoTrac complete, 6000 dome, activation, front linkage, 710/70R42 90% 600/65R30 40% PowerGard Warranty 5000hrs - 8/11/2023


11067245 JD 8800i 2016, 1640/3620hrs, Prodrive, 40K, 4WD, 64 knife drum, leather, AutoTrac complete,

11067244 JD 8800i 2017, 1800/3200hrs, ProDrive, 40K, 4WD, 639 grass header, Autosteer + harvestlab com-



11064541 JD S690i HM 2016, 822/1105hrs,ProDrive, 30K, chopper/chaff, 2WD, 635X header, 35’ trolley


41058720 JD 960 2017, Round baler, 29698 bales, Maxicut, 13 knives, hydraulic brakes, 500/50-22.5

11065934 JD S685 HM 2017, 790/1172hrs, Autohitch, Premium Chopper, Active Yield, 30ft X header, 2 Side knives,

£18,950 31067160 NH Roll Belt 150 2018, belt baler, bale kicker, 500/55.20, control box, roll holder, up to 1.5mtr bale size

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11067178 JD 8600 2018, 1777/2582hrs, ProDrive, 40K, 4WD, 40 knife drum, 710/70R42, Maize KP, 639


11069752 NH CR9070 2009, 2196/2784hrs, 2WD, Autosteer, Elevation, self levelling shoe, 24ft Varifeed header,


31068058 KRONE1400 2015, 14mtr 4 rotor rakes, electric height - hyd width, independent rotor lift, Delta

Our Milton Common OX9 2NZ Yard Weights NOT included. Prices each,exclude VAT ex yard. Whilst stocks last. Correct 10/8/21 Please check hours and availability. E & OE

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JCB 8018 MINI DIGGER 16 reg, c/w 1251hrs




JCB 536-60 AGRI 16 reg, 2900hrs



NEW H & M 14T DUMP TRAILER NEW KIOTI DK6010HST c/w 8mm floor, LED lights, c/w 58hp eng, cab, A/C, HST trans, 560/45XR22.5 tyres 540/540E PTO, PUH, 2 spools



JCB 536-70 SUPER 18 reg, 4750hrs, tyres 60%

JCB 536-60 SUPER 66 reg, 4173hrs, 145hp eng, new tyres

KIDD 280 PASTURE TOPPER 2020, done very little work

JCB 541-70 SUPER 15 reg, c/w 6524hrs, new tyres

MERLO P40-7 63 reg, pin/cone carriage, rear hitch, tyres 40%

P-F 19T LOW LOADER 2020, 21’ long, air & hyd brakes, sprung drawbar




SOLIS 26 COMPACT TRACTOR 2019, Agri spec 8hrs only

KUBOTA L4200 COMPACT TRACTOR c/w 3600hrs on turf tyres

NEW KIOTI CK2810HST c/w 28hp eng, hydrostatic 2 range trans, 540 PTO

NEW KIOTI CS2510HST standard spec




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NEW FRANSGARD TI 5000 TEDDER/ROWER c/w twin wheel kit



2016 MASSEY FERGUSON 7718 DYNA-6 TRACTOR 1 Owner and only 1122 hours from new! £62,500 + VAT

JOHN DEERE 6910 TLS 4WD TRACTOR Powerquad 40kph gearbox, 1 owner from new £25,500 + VAT

2010 CASE IH MAGNUM 310 TRACTOR Only 3820 hours and on Soucy tracks! POA

NEW HOLLAND TM165 4WD TRACTOR 1 Owner from new, c/w cab suspension £22,250 + VAT

2009 JOHN DEERE 6630 PREMIUM 4WD TRACTOR C/w creeper box & 4 double spools

KRM SOLADRILL 799 4.8M TYNESEEDER DRILL Only done 409 hectares! Immaculate! £11,950 + VAT

2015 SUMO MIXIDISC 6M DISC ROLLER C/w levelling paddles, new metal!


VADERSTAD RST 630 REXIUS TWIN PRESS C/w levelling paddles, new points, ready to go! £10,950 + VAT

2017 FARMET KOMPAKTOMAT K600PS CULTIVATOR In very nice order! Ready to work £19,750 + VAT

VADERSTAD RX1020 CAMBRIDGE ROLLS C/w breaker rings, in nice order POA

VADERSTAD TOPDOWN 400 4M CULTIVATOR C/w new discs, ready to go to work!

2016 LEMKEN JUWEL 8 M 7 (6+1) FURROW PLOUGH In nice order, ready for work £14,250 + VAT

BAILEY 14T TIPPING GRAIN TRAILER Exceptional condition, with rollover sheet! £9,950 + VAT

KVERNELAND LB 100 300 6 (5+1) FURROW PLOUGH Hydraulic vari-width, very good metal! £8,950 + VAT

2012 FENDT 718 VARIO TMS 4WD TRACTOR C/w front links & PTO, very tidy tractor £48,500 + VAT



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off the field & throughout the winter


Very good prices paid promptly

Call Jeff on

01284 724455

TWO 300L plastic spray tanks. M Keal Tel 07778 002918 (Lincolnshire)

Sands Vision 3.0E 24/28 2014, approx 6500hrs, Agleader Integra, auto shut off, rear camera, Stocks Fan Jet, 380/85 R30 Mitas rowcrops (tyres new in 2020), 600/60 R28 Michelin Xeobib


Agricultural Application Machinery Specialists


S SCOTT & SONS Ltd Steel Stockholders


HARDI MEGA 1000L 24M LPZ 2000, 6 diaphragm pump, HC2500 cont. 4 section on/off, c/w Hardi front tank with hyd pump & electric transfer, VGC £4,600 + VAT HARDI NK800 12M BOOM MANUAL 2012, 2 diaphragm pump cable on/off, hopper, excellent condition £4,000 + VAT Contact Richard Dix 07770 331587

BOSTON 01205 722 240 WISBECH 01945 461 181 BEDFORD 01525 841 923


ENDURAMAXX 30L electric sprayer for quad bike or similar, with hand lance. £35+VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359 (Suffolk)

Hardi Mega 1000L 24M LPZ £4,600+VAT

Sprayer Specialists in the Eastern & Southern Counties Crop & Amenity Sprayer Specialist Sprayer Specialist in the Eastern & Southern Counties New and used sprayers and parts stocked for: Berthoud • Househam Chafer • Agrifac and most other makes Hypro • Teejet • Lechler Altek • RDS • Dual Pumps Enduramaxx • Stocks Fan Jet


CHAFER 5000L sprayer on a 6185 Multidrive unit, 2007, 9050hrs, very good condition for year & hours, autosteer & section control through AgLeader control, 2 sets of tyres & wheels with good rubber, Hypro pump. £37,000+VAT. G Stops Tel 01858 555426/07973 392136 (Leicestershire)

AGRIBUGGY 11D, E reg, with 12m sprayer, new cam belt & serviced. £2,500. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire)

Contacts: Robert Webb: 07860 801322 Anthony Williams: 07711 947189 Phil Ramsey: 07934 799628 Andy Gemmill: 07802 336880

01279 812727

APPROX 100 dribble bars. M Keal Tel 07778 002918 (Lincolnshire)

Posts for grain walling and silage clamps

Galvanised roofing sheets, box profile and corrugated Delivery service

01359 269378

P J Reed

Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd


SPREADERS LELY 2300 Centerliner fertiliser spreader, not been used for few years. J Watkinson Tel 01379 642464 (Norfolk) NODET DP12, barn stored, good working order. £75. K Jones Tel 01263 712328 (Norfolk)

AMAZONE ZAM Maxi fertiliser spreader with border attachment, 18 & 24m discs, located mid Norfolk. £500+VAT. M Crisp Tel 07780 926105/01362 691921 (Norfolk)

off the field for 2021 season prefer big bales

07787 551081

All types of steel available new and secondhand

2000, 6 diaphragm pump, HC2500 cont, 4 section on/off, c/w Hardi front tank with hyd pump & electric transfer, vgc Contact Richard Dix 07770 331587

KNIGHT 12m mounted sprayer, 825L, hyd raise & fold booms, in cab electric 3 section controls, blob marker, chemical suction probe, available due to retirement. £2,450+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)


Call Andrew Lloyd

TEAGLE Tomahawk 808 straw thrower, trailed, good working order. £3,000. N Forman Tel 01455 290336 (Leicestershire)





BERTHOUD Mack 10, 1995, 20m sprayer, NSTS March 2022, electric controls. £1,250+VAT. C Kirk Tel 07930 902284 (South Yorks)



£55,000+VAT S. Gunn-Russell 07813 604147 (Shropshire)



AMAZONE 1202 Air spreader, 12m boom, ideal for Avadex, cheap as I need the room! £200. T Richards Tel 07880 707170 (Suffolk)

HORSE haylage, this year's crop, very good established ley, Mole Valley equine mixture, no rain between mowing & wrapping, 40 round bales available. £30/bale. W Fenn Tel 07714 200440 (Northants)



STOCKS 130 Fan Jet Pro, c/w extra cable to fit on a trailed sprayer, etc. A Coulson Tel 07768 026998 (Cambridgeshire)

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Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd VASSGRO S P R A Y E R S

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BATEMAN HiLo, 1991, 20m, serviced & maintained by Bateman, rowcrop & flotation tyres, fantastic condition for age. £10,250. N Cutmore Tel 07850 412685 (Essex)


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01284 810751 07768 353910 LARGE round bales of soft meadow hay (2021), no rain, barn stored. £30/ bale collected. M Chapman Tel 01673 843663/07971 940087 (Lincolnshire)

ROUND 4' bales of hay, good clean quality. Call for more info. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambridgeshire)

BRINDLEY 22,000L stainless steel bowser c/w dolly & lighting, good condition throughout. £6,000+VAT ovno. M Shepherd Tel 01455 212670 (Warwickshire)

ROUND 6000L steel diesel tank, barn stored, excellent. £500 no VAT. J Murrell Tel 07770 692891/01603 712222 (Norfolk)

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Startin Tractors Ltd, Twycross CV9 3PW

CASE IH MAGNUM 7130 1994, 5500hrs, 20.8x42 tyres, from a very careful owner

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 9230 on tracks, 35’ header & trolley, 2014, working but available

NEW HOLLAND CSX7060 c/w 20’ Varifeed header & trolley, 2011, one owner, superb

MASSEY FERGUSON 7618 Dyna 6, 2013, 6516hrs, front linkage, trailer air brakes

CAT 308E 2017, 2470hrs, quick hitch, 2 buckets, steel tracks with rubber blocks

CASE IH MAXXUM 145 SUSPENSION 50kph, front linkage & PTO, 2019, 3300hrs, Pro 700 screen, GPS ready

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 2366 16’ header, 1320 rotor hrs

NEW SPEARHEAD S55 & S60 linkage mounted, 1.2m head FROM £16,950 + VAT

SPEARHEAD T65 MID WITH AUTOPILOT ProPilot joystick control, 1.5m head, hydraulic roller, linkage mounted

T4512 TELESCOPIC 2016, 1690hrs, Euro headstock, pallet forks 2080 LP PIVOT STEER LOADER 70 reg, 218hrs, bucket/grab, balance of Weidemann warranty 4270 TELESCOPIC PIVOT STEER 2013, 4500hrs, pin & cone 5080 TELESCOPIC PIVOT STEER 2015, 4000hrs, pin & cone 1160E ALL ELECTRIC PIVOT LOADER 2019, low hrs

NEW HOLLAND T7.250 Auto Command, front linkage, trailer air brakes

JCB 48Z EXCAVATOR 2018, 1422hrs, rubber tracks, quick hitch, 4 buckets

DEUTZ AGROPLUS 410 4wd, 85hp, 2013, only 322hrs, 90% good tyres


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Trade-in machines:

12 months warranty Prepared following a thorough appraisal Extensive inspection and testing by our Product Specialists

Agrifac Condor IV C045133 2016

Cleaned before delivery No extended warranty Agrifac and other manufacturers’ brands

4000 litre

36/24m boom 2950 hours 28000 hectares

Agrifac Condor I C015030 2010

Agrifac Condor IV C045351 2018

Agrifac Condor II C025136 2013

Agrifac UK Ltd

Want to find out more about our Agrifac Premium Proven or Trade In stock? Call us today: Chris Potter - Sprayer Sales - 07741 312197 Philip Stephenson - Harvester Sales - 07860 288973

4000 litre 36/24m boom

5000 litre 37/24m boom 3250 hours, 40895 hectares FastFoldPlus, StrictHeightPlus

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

5000 litre 36/24m boom 6450 hours 57610 hectares

01302 759969

HOLMER T4-30 2019

HS KO Integral leaf spreader 45/50cm HRV2 variable HOLMER EasyLift depth control

3110 hours 3389 hectares

HOLMER T3 2013

Agrifac LightTraxx 2019

3885 hours 4260 hectares 45-50cm vari-row 50mm transfer web KosKo Combi Topper

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

Agrifac WKM 9000 2000

1600 hours 1425 hectares 4 Cleaning turbines 45/50cm Excenter Plus Lifter

5383 hours 3703 hectares 6 row lifter Integrated Topper with hyd. spread 4 Cleaning Turbines


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Premium Proven guarantee:

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

2014 AMAZONE PANTERA 4502 36m, section control, high flow, Cat 4 cab, excellent condition,



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

NEW KRONE EASYCUT R320 CV MOWER CONDITIONER 3.2m cutting width, parking stand


£9,000 + VAT

NEW KRONE SWADRO 38 & 46 single rotor rakes


NEW KRONE B950 COLLECT triple mowers


2020 KRONE EASYWRAP 150 round baler wrapper


2011 KRONE 800/26 twin rotor rake


2008 SULKY X36 fertiliser spreader

£2,500 + VAT

2010 AMAZONE KE SUPER POWER HARROW c/w brackets to mount on Amazone drill

£5,250 + VAT

2012 KVERNELAND TAARUP 9439 single rotor rake

NEW KRONE SWADRO 46 SINGLE ROTOR RAKE 4.6m working width 81196








£1,450 + VAT

2003 NEW HOLLAND BB 950 SQUARE BALER 63000 bales excellent condition £13,000



£11,000 + VAT

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Track Marshall 105 plough available at additional cost


Belarus 570 only 2500hrs, new batteries, immaculate 1995 N reg

Amazone ZA-F 603 twin disc 12m fertiliser Dowdeswell 4 furrow crawler plough spreader good order independent left & right shut off, in good working order £495

Gull 6t single axle tipping trailer grain sides


4 wheel turntable trailer suit straw or hay, or even vintage show piece




Sanderson SB50 rough terrain forklift rebuilt Ford engine, full cab, new tyres, c/w bucket & tines

Ex demo McCormick X7.690 Premium McCormick X7.460VT 2019 (69 reg),165hp boosts 50k, air brakes, 225hp, front linkage, 150hrs, as new to 175hp, VT drive, 50k, a/brakes, precision 0% finance steering ready, 4yr warranty, 0% finance £79,999 £98,000 front linkage & PTO available @£4,500

MF34 corn drill corn & fertiliser drill fert box included, Suffolk coulters, in working order, wheel track eradicators

Tomlin 6’ & 4’ grass toppers now in stock


Demo Pegoraro 5m hyd folding power harrow hyd roller adjustment, adjustable clod board, wheel track eradicators, available for demo or hire

Was £19,500, Now £19,000



Opico Sward Lifter FOR HIRE £100/day, prevent that water logging in your pasture




Ransomes TS64E 2 furrow plough good condition, all adjusters free & working


OTHER MACHINERY Demo McCormick X7-690 Premium 225hp, 70 reg, 150hrs, powershift & shuttle trans, 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 trans, 6 hyd aux valves, precision

steering ready, f/linkage & PTO, DSM screen & Isobus, brand new model, available for demo .... POA New McCormick X7-460 VT RTK guidance, f/linkage, PTO, 50k, 175hp, a/brakes, available for demo.. .....................................£79,999 Pegoraro W5000 folding p/harrow, 250hp g/box,

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

fluo system floating beds, track erads, packer rollers, adj clod board, in stock....................£19,000 Tomlin 4’, 5’, 6’ & 8’ mowers...................from £875 Bomford Bandit 2.5m flail mower, new flails, gwo ..............................................................£1,400 Amazone 12m twin disc fertiliser spreader .......£595

Track Marshall 90 crawler, cab & linkage ......£2,500 Dowdeswell 4 furrow crawler plough ...............£950 Lift harrows on 3pt linkage frame.....................£250 Various blacksmith harrow gwo ........................ POA Smyth drill suit collector ..................................£200 Massey Ferguson finger bar mower gwo .........£300

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All prices plus VAT unless otherwise stated

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Refurbished Kuhn Power Harrow & Accord Seed Drill Specialists

Recon 3m power harrows from £6,350

Recon 4m power harrows from £7,500

Quick fit 2! Blade Holder Conversion Kit

Recon 3m DA drills c/w Suffolks 3m from £6,350 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 £695 3m recon Kuhn Accord combis from £12,350 4m recon Kuhn Accord combis from £13,950

90 tonnes of genuine Kuhn tines in stock 2 bolt fix .......... ............ £8.95 Q fit 2 .............. ............ £8.95 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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Monday–Friday: 8 am–5 pm Saturday: 8 am–12 noon


THIS IS WHAT WE DO! Refurbished Power Harrows:

• 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 – £695 • Hydraulic Coulter Lift – £695

Refurbished Combinations 4m – from £13,950 3m – from £12,350 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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TANKS (cont) 50-81919

66,000-LITRE steel tank with 2" inlet/outlet, c/w 4 legs it sits on. £6,000+VAT. M Sutton Tel 07970 658813 (Warwickshire)



HE-VA Stealth

Low Disturbance Subsoilers

Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES 454 Herne Road, 51-81819 Ramsey St Mary’s, Huntingdon, Cambs.


01733 844590 (24hrs) 01638 712328 Suffolk 01992 451629 Herts/Essex SMALL metal tank. £20. G Meadows Tel 01728 660577/07951 111182 (Suffolk)

SMITHS of the Forest of Dean Ltd

in stock at Writtle Farm Machinery For more information see

TIM Howard 3m 5 leg subsoiler with recently fitted packer roller, can be fully mounted or with drawbar & carriage, all in very good condition. £3,500+VAT ono. J Strathern Tel 01621 815430/07798 683520 (Essex)

07748 004794 01245 442224

SIMBA Cultipress, 4.6m, good working order. £9,95+VAT. R Brown Tel 07802 397258 (Buckinghamshire)



HE-VA disc roller, c/w combi tiller/leading tines, 3m trailed, 2011, little used, vgc, big saving. £12,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)




SPALDINGS flatlift legs, 3 complete. £100 each. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)

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

Tank & Drum Experts

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New power harrows New rotary cultivators New flail mowers New spare parts Direct from an importer


Kuhn Power Harrows Drills & Accord

DALBO 6.3m hydraulic folding rolls with 22" breaker rings. £3,750+VAT. J Pickard Tel 07949 265498 (Lincolnshire)

MASCHIO 51-81820

WATER bowser, ex Knight sprayer, 2000L, with pump, vgc. £900. A Goodacre Tel 07901 917707 (Lincolnshire)

SIMBA 3.8m Double Press with leading tines, DD rings & end tow. £3,250+VAT. R Robinson Tel 07702 234707 (South Yorks)

TR Smith Ltd

available for immediate delivery, 22"-24" rings, horizontal folding, contour following more photos and full spec at

01362 668286

07748 004794 01245 442224(T)

Andy Guest

AS 2000L bunded fuel bowser, tractor tow, lights & brakes, no road use, vgc. £1,850. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambridgeshire)

GALUCHO 4.5m folding press, good working order. £1,500+VAT. T Crosby Tel 01245 320242 (Essex)

New HE-VA rolls in stock


Collect from stock or nationwide delivery available

01594 833308

NRH 4m folding front press, 2014, c/w leading front tines. £5,000. A Longe Tel 07810 897543/07885 243836 (Norfolk)

COUSINS 3m heavy duty V Form subsoiler, 3 Patriot legs, quick foot points, depth wheels, Andrew Guest 3m toothed packer roller c/w scrapers, good condition. R Robson Tel 07940 549236 (East Yorkshire)

We stock plenty of IBC tanks & fittings


GRAYS 3m heavy flat roll. £1,800 no VAT. J Murrell Tel 07770 692891/01603 712222 (Norfolk)

01636 700608 07860 637654 e:

BALMORAL BRM 12500 2500L tank. £100. C Hicks Tel 07766 088726 (Berkshire) 50-81828

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22,730 litre bunded tanks 17’L plus cabinet x 9’2”W x 8’H gauge & battery alarm


51,000 litre horiz/cyl dished ends 27’6”L x 9’W x 10’H & cradles 1 x twin & 2 x single compart


GREGOIRE Besson 4.2m Discordon (DXRV HD 667-32) c/w auto grease & 7 subsoiler legs on hydraulic depth control, 2013, reason for sale – change in farming policy. £15,000+VAT. G Halsall Tel 07794 555595 (Essex)


01502 710100 5500-LITRE steel tank with 2" banjo inlet/outlet, only been used for water. £1,500+VAT. M Sutton Tel 07970 658813 (Warwickshire)

DALBO folding rollers with breaker rings, 6m wide, very good condition, tyres good. More photos available. Can arrange transport. £3,500+VAT. L Patchett Tel 07719 742598 (East Yorkshire) HEVA Combi Tiller & Disc Roller, 3m trailed, lights, all hydraulic depth control, leading tines, discs & packer type roller, good kit. £12,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

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SIMBA DTX 3.5m heavy duty subsoiler, discs & press combination, 6 legs, 2 rows of discs & DD packer. £16,000. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

SUMO 1.5m front mounted tyre press, 5 good tyres recently fitted. £1,100+VAT ono. M Lingham Tel 07801 837785 (Kent)

FARM Force Ultra Lift 5 leg flat lift, with heavy duty packer roller, new scrapers fitted & legs have been built up. R Morton Tel 07718 971902 (Cambridgeshire)

COUSINS Land Packer, 4m end tow, good condition, tyres good, heavy duty. Photos available. £1,000+VAT. L Patchett Tel 07719 742598 (East Yorkshire)

2008 Quantoc stubble cultivator. £2,500. S Winter Tel 01986 788252 (Norfolk)

KEEBLE 6m hyd folding trailed subsoiler, giant packer roller. £4,500+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)

KVERNELAND NG-5 101 F35 5m folding power harrow, in excellent condition, only on 2nd set of points, light use, barn stored. D Parrish Tel 07860 365049 (Bedfordshire)

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SIMBA 6.4m Rolls


more photos and full spec at CHEVAL zig zag pressure harrows, 6m, hydraulic folding with heavy duty 10" tines, owned from new & covered a very small acreage, as good as new condition, includes a spare set of brand new tines costing. £960+VAT! For sale at £4,750+VAT. P Skinner Tel 07711 405100 (Northants)

07748 004794 01245 442224

KUBOTA B1500-M, good working order, 756hrs. £4,750+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

1990 Ford 4610, Gen 3 floor change gearbox, new tyres, excellent condition. POA. N Darlington Tel 07773 036887 (Cheshire)

MASSEY Ferguson 8130 Dynashift, P plate, tidy machine, hydraulics slow when hot. £15,000+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

KEEBLE 6m subsoiler, hyd fold, Giant packer rollers with hyd depth, can take up to 13 legs, currently fitted with 7. £4,500+VAT. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants)

TRACKS RUBBER TRACKS & undercarriage wheels to fit most tracked tractor models. Premium quality products manufactured in the USA by the leading brands for maximum service life. Eurotrack Ltd. Tel: 01263 711474; e-mail: sales@

TUNIT kit for a 6930, all in working order, only selling due to upgrade. R Morton Tel 07718 971902 (Cambridgeshire)

CASE 4230 Pro, 1998, 4wd, 4800hrs, 3 spool valves, c/w handbook, excellent condition, front weight box & grass topper not included. £9,950+VAT ono. M Brake Tel 07927 008505 (Wiltshire)

KUBOTA B1400 c/w flail, good working order, 906hrs, includes Austco flail mower, very little work. £4,750+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

KUBOTA Granbia GB180, good working order, 994hrs, includes RSP160 cultivator. £9,000+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

JOHN Deere 6600 Powerquad, 1998, 12000hrs, 110hp, 40kph, air con, 3 spools, 80% front, 60% rear tyres, condition used, genuine throughout. POA no VAT. A English Tel 07722 009505 (Norfolk)

TRACTORS TWOSE 6.3m Cambridge rolls, in good working order, plenty of wear left on the rings. J Evett Tel 07890 122282 (Buckinghamshire) 4-METRE packer/rollers, good condition, 2 available. £225 each. T Richards Tel 07880 707170 (Suffolk)

KUBOTA L4150 tractor 4wd with loader & wide bucket, grass tyres. £4,500. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)




NEW Fendt drawbar. M Keal Tel 07778 002918 (Lincolnshire)

Agricultural and Construction Machinery Sales and Service

2021 MERLO 38.10CS-145 Demonstrator

2006 Kubota M105 Hours: 1160

2018 Merlo TF42.7CS-CVT Hours: 4433

2016 Merlo TF35.7-120 Hours: 2835

2017 Merlo P42.7CS-140 Hours: 3630

New! Warwick 10T Bale Trailer

Horsepool Grange, Elliotts Lane, Stanton Under Bardon, Leicestershire, LE67 9TW




01530 249191

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£4,250 22" rings, horizontal folding, very good rings

Command House, Church Lane, Preston St Mary, Suffolk CO10 9NQ

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Tel 07734 550 400 or 07966 067 240 | TRACTORS New Holland T7.315HD Auto Command, 2020, Exhaust Brake, 4 speed PTO, Full Auto Guidance Variable, Bar Axle, 210L Pump, Power Beyond, Joystick and 3 Mid Mount Valves, 4 Remotes, Hyd Top Link, Front Linkage and PTO with 2 sets of couplers + Elec, Intelligent Trailer Braking, Climate Control, Dynamic Comfort Pack, Front hitch management, High Mount Headlamps, Twin Beacons, 16 LED’s, Elec Mirrors, Blue Power, 710/75R42 650/60R34 Trelle, HTS2, ISOBUS CL2, Rear wheel weights 1000kg. £126,300 SN: 91039164 New Holland T7.270 Auto Command, 2020, Exhaust Brake, 50kph Eco, 4 speed PTO, EPL, VR and AGR, 170L Pump, Power Beyond, Joystick and 2 Mid Mount Valves, 4 Remotes, Front Linkage, PTO and couplers, External Air Line, Intelligent Trailer Braking, Climate Control, Dynamic Comfort Pack, Front hitch management, High mount headlamps, Twin Beacons, 16 LED’s, Elec Mirrors, Radar, Blue Power Pack, 710/70R38 600/65R28 Trelle, ISOBUS CL2, Advanced Telematics. £121,400 SN: 91039161 New Holland T7.270 Auto Command 50kph Eco, 2019, only 500 hours, 200amp Alternator, Extra fender controls, VR and AGR, Bar Axle,170L Pump, Joystick, 2xMMV, 4 Remotes, Hyd Top Link, F/L & PTO c/w Couplers, Ext Air Line,Climate Control, Cab Pack 2,Front Management, High Vis Window, High Headlamps, Twin Beacons, 16 LED, Blue Power, 710/60R42 600/60R30 Michelin,Rear Weights.Warranty to 29/09/22. £104,950 SN: 61039960 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2020, 50kph ECO, Exhaust brake, AGR, 160l pump, Power Beyond, Joystick with 2 Mid Mount Valves, 4 Remotes, Front linkage, PTO and couplers, Intelligent trailer braking, Dynamic comfort seat, High mount headlamps, twin beacons, 16 LED’s, Radar, 650/65R42 540/65R30 Trelle, HTS2, Telematics. £90,900 SN: 91039155 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2019, 2668 hours, Front Linkage & PTO, 650x42 540x30 75% Full Light Set. £85,000 SN: 21040185 New Holland T7.210 Range Command Classic, 50kph, 1318 Hours, 2020, Exhaust Brake, 4 Remotes, 100mm Lift Rams, Beacon, Wide Fenders,Front Linkage, Full AG Nav GPS L3-450-470MHz, Cesar Security, Bluetooth Radio, High Mount Headlamps, High Visibility Window, Intellivew iv Large Screen, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 110 L Pump, 650/65R38 540/65R28 BKT New Wheels and tyres, 0% Finance and extended warranty £81,200 SN: 41037956 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%. £79,500 SN: 91036047 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 £79,000 SN: 61033323 New Holland T7.260 Power Command,2018, Front Linkage pipe to rear remotes, Bar axle, 4 Remotes, AGR ready , 860hrs as of April, 650/75R38, 600/650R28 Michelin80%, Not available till October £79,000 SN: 11039974 New Holland T7.210 Range Command Classic, 2019, 50kph,Twin Beacons, 12 LED’s,600/65R38 480/65R28, front linkage, 700 hours Malton Sales Rep: SD - £78,000 SN: 11033305 New Holland T7.260 Power command, Side Winder, 2018, 2200 Hours, EPL, AGR, 150L Pump, Joystick, 2xMMV, 4 Remotes, 110mm Lift Rams, Front Linkage and Couplers, Cab Pack 2, 12 LED’s HTS2, , 650 &540 new tyres. £75,000 SN: 31037387 New Holland T7.210 Auto Command 50kph, 1186 Hours,650/65R38 , 540/65R28,Telematics, Exhaust Brake, 4 Remotes, Radar, 100mmRams,Radio, High Mount Headlamps,Intelligent Trailer Braking, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 140L Pump, NO AGR, 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty £74,700 SN: 41037512 New Holland T7.210 Auto Command ,50KPH, 2019, 1750 hours, Front Linkage & Services,16 LEDS,Rear Wheel Weights,Hyd Top Link ,AGR,Elec Mirrors,High Vis Window,High Mount H/lights,Baler Bar 3 Speed PTO,Pass Seat 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 c/w 770TL Loader, Mech Self Level,MultiCoupler,Hyd Lock Pins, Euro £74,500 SN: B1040339 New Holland T7.230 Sidewinder, 2017, Power Command Transmission,50KPH, 1170 hours, Mid Mount Valve,5 Electronic Spool Valves, AirBrakes, LED Worklights, FrontLinkage, No AGR , 650/75R38 & 600/65R28. £74,500 SN: 51039465 New Holland T7.210 Auto Command 50kph, 1131 Hours, 650/65R38 540/65R28, Telematics, Exhaust Brake, 4 Remotes, Radar, Beacon, 100mmRams, Radio, High Vis Window, High Mount Headlamps, Intelligent Trailer Braking, 8 LED’s, HTS1, 140LPump,Intelliview iv Touchscreen, NO AGR, 650/65R38 540/65R28 , 0% Finance Available , Extended Warranty £73,600 SN: 41037939 New Holland T7.210 Range Command, 2020, c/w 40kph, full suspension, front linkage, exhaust brake, three speed PTO, 8 LED’s,580/70R38 480/70R28 front tyres. 0% Finance £72,500 SN: 11037746 Case Puma 175 CVX, 2017, 1950 hours, front links & PTO, 2 mid mounts, bar axle, 4 spools, power beyond, climate control, electric mirrors, AGR ready, LED work lights,650/65R42 540/65R30 @ 60% - £72,000 SN: 91033782 New Holland T7.210 Range Command Classic, 2019, 50kph ,Exhaust Brake, Joystick, 2 MMV,Power Beyond , Front Links, CabPack 2, 12 LED’s,Radar, TwinBeacons, 650/65R38 540/65R28Trelle, 540mm Fenders, Rear extensions £65,000 SN: 91033487 New Holland T7.210 ,2016, Range Command, 3800 Hours, Classic, 50kph,T4B, Cab pack 2, 12 LEDs, f/links ,650/65R38 540/65R28 @50%, full suspension £53,000 SN: 41031925 Massey Ferguson 5711 Global, 2018, only 1150 hours, Dyna 4 Gearbox, Hook Arms, 2 Spools, 13.6R28 90%, 18.4R34 90& Fitted with MF Power Loader, 1150 Hours £43,500 SN: 41040611 New Holland T5.105, 2017, 4 cylinder 4WD, dual command ,40kph transmission, 3 speed pto,3 spools & 480/70 R34 rear & 380/70 R24 front tyres £39,000 SN: 21038837 TELEHANDLERS Manitou MLT630-105D Elite, 2018, Manual, 40kph, JCB Q fit headstock, boom suspension, 24” Michelin bibload tyres, PUH, air seat, LED worklamps, extended warranty unitl 2023 or 5000hrs. POA SN: 91036169 Manitou MLA533-145V Elite, 2018, Michelin bibload tyres, LED lights, PUH, boom suspension, rear hydraulics, 3000 hrs, warranty until 2023 or 5000hrs. POA SN: 91036167 New Holland TH7.42 Elite, 618 Hours, 69 Plate, Boom suspension, 3rd Service, A/C, Suspended Seat, 145 HP, 6x3 Powershift, 140l pump, APUH, Trailer Brakes, 500/70R24 Trelleborg tyres. £59,500 SN: 41040098 New Holland LM6.35 Elite, 2018, c/w NH Headstock (hyd locking) & pallet forks, 460/70R24 Michelin wheels, Air seat and Air con, LED spot lights, Hydraulic pick up hitch. 685 hours £54,950 SN: 41035102 Manitou MLT635-140 V+,2017, Full service history, tyres all at 40%.Clock reading 2100 hours £52,000 SN: 11035461 Manitou MLT635-130PS, 2017, elite, boom lights, vis in display, approx 3500 hrs , 2018, puh climate control, hyd locking, air seat £48,000 SN: 91038501 Manitou MLT735 PS, 2015, 3605 hours, new tyres £39,000 SN: 61029690 Manitou MLT629T, Elite Spec, 2017 Model Year , Available When New One Arrives in 2022, Around 5250 Hours, 24” £31,250 SN: 11040449 Manitou MLT 634 PS Elite 120 material handler, 2016 £29,500 SN: 21040562 Manitou MLT627T, 2005, Mono Joystick, 24’ Tyres, PUH, 4500 Hrs £25,000 SN: 21039197 Manitou MLT634T 120 LSU, 2008, 3500 Hours £24,000 SN: 31038786 Manitou MLT627 T, 2007, 460/70x24 tyres 10% £22,500 SN: 41035320 Manitou MLT627 2009 c/w PUH, Air con, Mech seat, Hyd locking, Tyres Michelin Bibload 460/70R24 worn, 4 speed manual 8100 hrs £18,950 SN: 11040801 Manitou MLT629T, Elite,hyd locking £15,950 SN: 21035947 210 September 2021

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FARM MACHINERY RD 600F Drill System Tine


RDA 600S Drill 2002


RDA 600S Drill 2010


RDA 800S Drill 2007 c/w 3 Rows of Coulters


RDA 800S Drill 2012


RDA 800S Drill 2011 c/w 3 Rows of Coulters


RDA 800S Drill 2014


RST 450 Twin Press


RST 550 Twin Press


RST 630 Twin Press


RST 830 Twin Press 2014


RST 1030 Twin Press


TopDown TD400


TopDown TD400


TopDown TD500


Carrier CR500CB


Carrier CR650CB


NZA 600

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Straw Harrow to fit Carrier CR500 Straw Harrow to fit Carrier CR820 NZA Extensions to fit 7m & 8m Cultivators TopDown Rear Drawbar Set of System Discs to fit RDA 600S Drill Carrier Tines & Crossboard to fit CR500 New Variocast Elec RRP £7,122 Our Price £4,000 RL 400 Cultivating Solutions £5,000 RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Demo Unit RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Second Hand Combi Disc Roller Contour 6.25m Ex Demo RRP £49,000 Special Offer £26,000 Rolls 12m, 24" Diameter Rings New Rolls 12m, 24" Diameter Rings 2011 Allrounder 6m Cultivator Ex Demo Vario 4.8m Cultivator Vario 7.5m Cultivator Vector 6.2m Cultivator Ex Demo Power Harrow c/w Accord Drill

Väderstad TD400 Refurbished

Väderstad RDA400S

Väderstad CR500 Fully Refurbished

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MERRICK Loggin 18t step trailer, 2.6m wide, 7.6m long + 3.3m long step, 0.9m high step, main floor 0.85m high, hydraulic brakes, lights – twin LED flasher, bale ladder, storage space, good tyres & heavy duty tow eye, carries 48 80x90 bales. £2,800. H Pearce Tel 07947 344310 (Essex)

WEIGHT block, ideal for a loader tractor, 3 point linkage. £130. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

JOHN Deere 7000 Series rear wheel weights, 825kg, each wheel as new, good paint. POA. N Lee Tel 07850 783225 (North Yorks)

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WHEATLEY Regent 5t trailer in good condition, c/w grain sides & a grain chute at the back, sides can be removed, working light, tyres are in good order, always been barn stored, retirement sale. £2,000+VAT. T Ingle Tel 01763 838407/07792 673982 (Cambridgeshire)

RICE livestock trailer, solid floor, on four Land Rover tyres. I Wheat Tel 07958 401133 (Cambridgeshire) WARWICK 10t grain trailers (2), fair condition, kept indoors & oiled. D Lane Tel 01905 381212 (Worcestershire) BUNNING 7t single axle dump trailer, new 5mm steel floor bolted in, tyres good. £1,400. P Hextall Tel 01530 244762 (Leicestershire)


IN AGRI NEVILLE tipping trailer, carries approx 25t grain, farm use only. £2,500+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

TYRES Let us solve YOUR Agri Tyre

JOHN Deere 8220 bonnet. Make me an offer. E Towns Tel 07974 211010 (Essex)

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2007, 8500hrs, 50kph, front axle & cab suspension, 3 spools, Data 3, CCLS, 580/70/38 & 480/70/28 tyres @60% good, excellent condition


AS Marston 8t twin axle grain trailer, in good condition, good tyres. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire)


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DISCOUNTS FROM 25% BAILEY 20T Beeteaper, 2017, silage sides, grain chute, Nokian 650-55-26.5 tyres, bolt on Scharmuller eye, very tidy, available early September. £17,500+VAT. S Jeffery Tel 07850 483674 (Norfolk)

TRAILERS CONTAINER trailer, 40' artic tri-axle with tail lift. £850. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire)

EX army two wheel trailer, good solid floor, original condition, ideal for a muck trailer or sit an IBC tank in. I Wheat Tel 07958 401133 (Cambridgeshire)

TRI-AXLE artic trailer 45’, air brakes, 12 volt lights, Keruing floor. £1,000+VAT. R King Tel 07929 424474 (Nottinghamshire)

SDC trailer, 45’ flat bed, air suspension, good floor, super single tyres, farm use. £2,500+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

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LEGRAS walking floor trailer, 2011, tested, good floor. £17,000+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)

CASE CX100, 1999 T reg, good all round condition, tyres 80% good, 10647hrs, new high-low clutch pack & PTO pack, air con & air seat, full front ballasted. £12,500+VAT. C Hicks Tel 07775 660108 (Hampshire)

WHEEL weights (2) to fit on the outside of the cast wheels fitted to a John Deere 7000 Series, 205kg each, inc 72kg starter rings. N Lee Tel 07850 783225/01944 738143 (North Yorks)

MICHELIN Axiobib wheels & tyres IF 650R75 30, fits standard 10 stud axle, had 2 seasons' use on Unimog S Trac. £2,000. P Williams Tel 07966 273748 (Lincolnshire)


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RICHARD Western 14T grain trailer with extensions, rollover sheet, grain chute with sock, 10 stud axles, hyd brakes, tyres 2 @90% 2 @10%, new brakes 6 months ago, extra lights, ready for work. £8,000+VAT. B Turnham Tel 07896 124031 (Northants)

FLOTATION tyres to replace super singles, 16/70-20 8 stud, two sets of 4 available, 50% wear. Sensible offers. W Beers Tel 07712 435168 (Northants)

45-FOOT box container, ideal for storage, etc, air suspension, disc brakes, roller shutter rear door. £900+VAT ono. S Goddard Tel 01227 831277/07974 479963 (Kent)

TURF tyres c/w rims, suit Ford 3600-3000, 14.9-24, 8 stud, good. Offers. A Griffiths Tel 01743 791263/07979 204312 (Shropshire)

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East Anglia’s first choice for new & used agricultural machinery

Sumo 1000kg front weight

MF 6499 Dyna 6

2020, 483hrs, black met, hi spd, Auto Comfort Air Evo, pump 160L/min, 4 valves, Power Beyond, f/linkage from f/valves, 650/65R42 & 540/65R30 TM800s, radio FM/DAB+, Valtra Guide submetre Trimble, auto a/c & heater, coolbox 21049400

2019, 1950hrs, red, front axle 4wd heavy duty hi-lock, 40kph 21050333


2008, 5676hrs, 50kph, std cab, 3 spools, TLS front suspension, air con, radio/CD, Datatronic screen, 480/70R28 20% tread & 650/65R38 60% tread 41051117

MF 7720 Dyna 6 E�cient

MF 7718S Dyna 6 E�cient

MF 7720 Dyna VT

MF 7718 E�cient Dyna 6

2016, 3893hrs, 50kph, suspended axle & high pressure brakes, 4t front linkage, wide pivoting front fenders, 650/65R42 40%, 540/65R30 60%, 2 roof mounted beacons 21049550

2018, 1700hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, E�cient cab, air con, TLS front suspension, lighting equipment, 480/70R28 & 580/70R38 Michelin 60% tread 41051116

2018, 2500hrs, 50kph, air & hyd brakes, 650/65R42 & 540/65R30 wheels & tyres 31050267

2017, 2100hrs, 50kph, radio/CD, 4 spools, f/linkage with 1 set hyd couplers, 170kg belly weight, twin beacons, pivoting f/fenders, sun roof, eco PTO, Michelin 480/70R28 60% 580/70R38 70% warranty till 01.03.22 or 2400hrs 21051282

Teagle inter row mower

Valtra T234D

Landquip 30m boom sprayer

Chafer Guardian 2.5E machine sprayer

2.85m width

2011, 8062hrs, 6000L tanks, 60kph, single line, 1m section control, guidance ready, Michelin tyres 480/80R50 30%


2019, 3564hrs, Smart Touch arm rest, direct 57kph gearbox, f/linkage with pipes, 4 SMS spool valves c/w low �ow, Evo seat, e/mirrors, pivoting f/fenders, Trimble Egnos, air cab susp, air f/susp, air brakes, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 Trelleborg, f/PTO 31049947

4000L s/s tank, steered 50kph axle Michelin 480/810R46 80% tread, 72” axle, 24m F Series boom, 12/24m whole boom tilt, hyd brakes, load sensing kit e-gauge, e/plumbing, hose reel, air supply from tractor, Cat 3 41051245

Fendt 828 Pro� Plus

Fendt 724 S4 Vario Pro� Plus

Fendt 724 Vario

2017, 5563hrs, 60kph 205L hyd pump, basic Trimble, lighting equipment, air con, BKT tyres f 600/70R30 100% r 710/70R42 95% 51048599

2016, 6753hrs, 50kph auto c/control, Super Comfort seat Evo-dynamic/air compr, roof hatch varioguide, 12v ABS socket, corner lights, tyres 600/65R28 80%, 650/75R38 80% Mich, warranty to 31.01.23 or 8000hrs 51050263

2015, 5450hrs, 50kph, 4 spools, Pro� Plus cab, vario trans, f/linkage, f/PTO, c/control, TLS front susp, lighting, 600/65R28 5% tread & 650/75R38 25% tread Michelins 51051253























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PAIR of part worn Michelin Mach x Bib 600/70R28 tyres, removed from a John Deere 6210R when we changed the whole set, probably 50% wear remaining. £500+VAT. S Hazard Tel 07712134627 (Leicestershire) ONE used Michelin XM108 540/65R28 tyre at 50%. £350; second tyre as above but with side wall split, might be repairable. FOC. A Edmondson Tel 07775 728671 (Northants)

PAIR of 18.4R38 dual wheels, solid rims, barn stored, no perishing, 30-40% tread, c/w clamps. R Morton Tel 07718 971902 (Cambridgeshire)


FIRESTONE 650/65R38 tyres & tubes, 30% tread. £450 no VAT. J Murrell Tel 07770 692891/01603 712222 (Norfolk)

SAFER At BWT we specialise in new and used wheel solutions for Rowcrop, Standard, Dual Wheel & Flotation applications.

TWO identical pairs of bolt in wheel dishes for a 480/80R46 wheel rim, 220 centres 8 stud. £395+VAT per pair. M Hitchcock Tel 07900 264044 (Suffolk)

SUZUKI Grand Vitara DDIS, 80,000 miles, 58 plate, 11 mths MOT. £2,000. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)



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MICHELIN 500/70R24 handler tyres, 20%. £350 no VAT. J Murrell Tel 07770 692891/01603 712222 (Norfolk) FIRESTONE tractor tyre, 800/70 R38 with approximately 65% tread, retained as a spare for our big tractor which has now been sold. £1,295+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) 4X4 tyres, 235-70-16 & 245-75-16 Bridgestone; also one 205-75-17.5 on lorry rim, all vgc. F Danecker Tel 07885 491340/01494 758539 (Buckinghamshire) ONE Camso 8 ply 11.5-80x15 tyre, brand new, rear tractor type tread. £100 no VAT. N Cowper Tel 01280 703008 (Northants)


ONE new 18.4-R38" Vredestein tyre for sale. Offers. J Swift Tel 01964 562341 (East Yorkshire)

COUNTRY VEHICLES Call us now with your requirements

PAIR of 9.5-44 rowcrop wheels, barn stored, 70-80% tread, no cracks or perishing, no centres for them though usually use normal tractor rim & bolt in. R Morton Tel 07718 971902 (Cambridgeshire)

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FORD Fiesta 1.25 Zetec, 6 months MOT, full service history, V5 document, 2 central locking keys, 5 speed manual gearbox, cheap road tax (£30/year), well maintained, would make an ideal first car. £4,750. R Kerr Tel 07531 574681 (Essex)

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FIRESTONE radial 8000 520/85/38 tyres & rims & Firestone Performer 85 420/85/28 tyres & rims to fit MF 6290 or similar, welded rear pans & adjustable fronts in good condition, rear tyres approx 85%, fronts 95%. £2,000+VAT. Delivery negotiable. C Whitton Tel 07957 870362 (Suffolk)

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PAIR 16.9-30 wheels & tyres, 10 stud, Goodyear tyres, suit MF-Terex. £250. R Jarred Tel 07836 656566 (Kent)

TOYOTA Hilux Invincible D-4D 4x4 DCB 2982CC grey, 5 seats, Roll & Lock, tyres in fantastic condition, truck is in great condition, fully serviced & MOT, pics don’t do justice to how good the truck looks & drives, viewing welcome. £18,000. J Greenwood Tel 01924 840954 (West Yorkshire)

Land Rover Discovery TD5 2000 W ..................... £1,750

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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) LAND Rover Series 3 station wagon, 1988, white, petrol, running order. £3,500. M Hornbuckle Tel 07801 101645 (Leicestershire)

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 3L, 2007, automatic, 191k miles ................. £4,995



VW Transporter T30 LWB diesel van, sliding side door, rear barn doors, ply lined, bluetooth, CD player, MOT June22, service history. £14,000+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincolnshire)


FULL set of rowcrop wheels, Goodyear, 15%, rears 14.9R46, 220 centres 8 stud, fronts 14.9R30, 280 centres 10 stud and/or 220 centres 8 stud, all have adjustable centres, came off a Fendt 716 but would fit other makes. £1,150+VAT. M Hitchcock Tel 07900 264044 (Suffolk)

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PAIR of 20.8R38 dual wheels, with clamps if required, 40%, general wear & odd cuts, but for duals they are fine. R Morton Tel 07718 981902 (Cambridgeshire) LAND Rover tyres, never been fitted, 600x16 Track Grip, 3 available. £45 each or £120 the 3. R Jones Tel 07785 583192 (Norfolk) SET of JD wheels to fit 6820-6830 14.9-R28, 18.4x38 20% & 14.9R28 80% £600. R Syrett Tel 01986 788389 (Norfolk) 23.1-R30 tractor rear size. £50 each; 11-R22.5 lorry/trailer, 10 stud. £40 each. W Needham Tel 07768 721154 (Buckinghamshire)


LAND Rover Discovery 3 GS, 2008, 98k miles, grey silver, 7 seats, tow bar, good all round, garaged, replaced with Disco4 Commercial hence selling (kids grown up & driving themselves at last!). Best offer/£6,000. T Baker Tel 07870 596066 (Wiltshire)

MF tipping trailer, original condition, multi stud axle, sound. £550. E Morgan Tel 07876 701476 (Cambridgeshire)

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Deutz 5090 demonstrator, c/w Stoll loader Deutz 5120 loader ready Deutz 6165 RC-Shift (Warrior) Kverneland 7 furrow LO max reversible plough Kverneland 6m tine seeder drill full spec Kverneland 2828 mounted mower conditioner Kverneland 4332 trailed mower conditioner Kverneland TAR 9464 twin rotor rake (mounted) Kverneland FRO flail toppers Redrock 24t tri-axle low-loading trailer McHale round bale handlers McHale V6750 belt baler, hyd brakes (new model) 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 Teagle TAPS 2.5m verge mower Teagle Xpro 2.85 flail mulcher (250hp) Opico 6m hydraulic folding grass harrows Moulton FY4 yard scraper Kawasaki Mule Pro DX Kawasaki Mule Pro MX


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 • Kongskilde • Garford FEEDER BUCKETS/GRAPPLE • KW • TANCO • SUTON Cousins 6.5m hyd folding rolls with breaker rings TERRADISC CULTIVATORS 3 & 4M Dutch & combination harrows – 3 to 6m BOMFORD B54 POWER PLUS HEDGE CUTTER Plough presses – Cousins, Lemken & KV for large ploughs FLAT LIFTS – SUBSOILERS 2 TO 5 LEG Steel tanks – 5000L and 4500L bunded steel tanks 10T RICHARD WESTERN DUMP TRAILER single axle 6t dump trailer on S/S tyres 14T WARWICK DUMP TRAILER – SPRUNG D/BAR Choice of 5th wheel dollys 14T RICHARD WESTERN WITH HYD TAILGATE 3t steel tipping trailer STAINLESS STEEL WATER/FERTILISER BOWSERS 15,000 to 22,000L single and twin axle 50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift – choice of 2

USED MACHINERY IN STOCK Deutz 6160 2013 4000hrs only air brakes, front linkage, exc condition Deutz 6160.4 Profiline 2013 low hrs Deutz K120 Deutz 5120 c/w loader McCormick 2003 MC135 John Deere 6900 (1995) Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Wessex 2.5m flail topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Twose 280 flail mower Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Lely 360M mounted mower good condition 2014 Lely 2.4m mower conditioner Lely 770 6 row tedder Claas Volto 1050 tedder Amazone ED452-K 6 row maize drill, 2011 Amazone ZAM300 fertiliser spreader, tested 2020, good condition Kverneland 6 furrow LB300 headstock reversible plough Dowdeswell 5 furrow DP7 D2 good condition Edlington 6.3m Cambridge rolls c/w shutter boards Kverneland 9578C 2 rotor rake McHale 991BE bale wrapper approx 30,000 bales Kuhn SW1104 square/round bale wrapper as new Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn FC243 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 Teagle 2010 80/80 SC feeder/bedder good condition Kidd Mk3 Professional Post Bumper as new KRM NEU-2512 350/29R 3.5m Sola power harrow drill combination with Elite tines Welger RP445 round baler Fleming 12’ end tow flat roll as new

WANTED s/beet drills cleaners & trailing tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row

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07836 643155 01263 833281 NEW Vicon VS330H Mini VariSpreader ..........................................................£1,995 + VAT NEW grain bucket, large, Manitou ..................................................................£1,975 + VAT EX DEMO muck fork and grab, Manitou brackets.....................................£3,250 + VAT Amazone ZA-M 3001 fertiliser spreader, 2009, weigh cell, top condition ........POA Muck Fork Grab X Form, Hardox tines Euro fittings ............................... £1,200 + VAT Amazone K66001-2 power harrow, good tines, fan cooler, vgc .......£10,500 + VAT

NEW EX STOCK:Teagle Topper 9 mower............................. Retail £4,455 SPECIAL PRICE £2,744 + VAT Atco Centurian ST600 mower, front cutting ................................................................POA

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Ex Hire Massey Ferguson 7718 D6 - 2020, Approx.300hrs, GPS Ready, Full Susp, A/Brakes, F/Lnk ~ £82,500 Ref: 11009689

Ex Demo Amazone Cayena 6001-C, 2020, 4000L Hopper, with 60/40 Split, 36 TineTeC HD coulters ~ £66,500 Ref: 11010154 W



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Ex Demo Fendt Slicer 310 FQ KC Front Mower, 2020, 3.12m Working Width, 6 Disc Mower ~ £13,250 Ref: 21010732


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MASTER M90 refurbished dryer


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AVAILABLE We have huge stocks of tyres available for combines, tractors, trailers and more to keep you running this harvest!

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Woodhams Farm, Cutlers Green, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2RH

2021 BROCK Sub-V 3m 5 leg subsoiler, 700mm steel ring packer, swivelling scrapers, shearbolt protection, Cat 3/4 linkage, integral tool box, in stock

2019 FARMET Softer 6PS 6m short disc c/w 560mm discs, DRR double soil packer, f/depth wheels, in stock

2020 FARMET Falcon Pro Tandem 6m G+F tine drill, f/tyre packer, paired row Bourgault VOS Openers coulters (can take Dutch Openers), 250mm/125mm rows, large 405/70 R20 Radial rear tyres, triple following harrow, Muller controller, 6000 litre hopper, enquire for demo

BROCK Campaign trailed tine drill, 4 rows of heavy duty low disturbance coulters, 150mm row spacing, tungsten points, pre-emergence markers, Artemis controller, Accord metering, half-width shut off, available to order in 6m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m, & 13.35m widths, 12m version pictured, see video

2021 BROCK Sub-V 3.5m 5/7 leg folding subsoiler 700/500mm spacing, standard or low disturbance legs, swivel scrapers, tool box, in stock

2019 FARMET Triolent 4.7m auto-reset cultivator, 60-350mm depth, ex demo

2017 HORSCH Joker 5m disc, f/paddles, 1993 JCB 520-55 2WS telescopic, steel ring double packer 6880hrs, pallet tines, optional bucket

2012 CHALLENGER 765C, 7140 hrs, 4SCVs, weights, just serviced

2021 BROCK Sub-Partner 3m 6 leg subsoiler tool bar, shearbolt, in stock

2021 FARMET Fantom 4.7m auto-reset cultivator, 40-150mm depth, due in

McCONNEL 3m 5 leg Discaerator, 2 extra legs available

2009 SIMBA 4m mounted X-Press, Pro- 2014 HE-VA 3m 5 leg subsoiler, active discs, hyd folding, DD Lite hydraulic steel ring packer

2011 LEMKEN Jewel 8 6f on-land/in2018 BROCK Sub-V 4.5m 7 leg trailed furrow, auto-reset, press arm, vari-width subsoiler, located near Nottingham

2017 FARMET Softer 8 disc, 560mm discs, steel ring, ex demo

2016 G.BESSON 8 furrow on-land/ in-furrow, AR8s hyd vari width

2013 HORSCH 8m Sprinter, Dutch openers, Muller box, 11750ha

WEAVING 3m 7 leg Sub-Disc c/w drill hopper, Guttler packer, due in

2018 FARMET Fantom Pro 12.5m, f/ paddles, 40-150mm depth, soil packer

KEEBLE 3.2m 5 leg trailed subsoiler, f/ working tines, 3.4m transport width

2001 SIMBA 5.5m Cultipress, rigid tines, 2014 HORSCH Joker 8 RT disc, f/depth hyd levellers, DD packer wheels, steel ring packer

2009 SUMO 4m 7 leg Trio, drop-out discs, Multipacka, due in

2015 HE-VA 8m Disc Roller, f/hyd levellers, new discs, see video

2021 BROCK Sub-V 5.2m 9 leg folding subsoiler, 578mm spacing, in stock

2005 HORSCH Sprinter 6, Drill Manager, 2021 BROCK Sub-V 6m 11 leg folding Dutch openers (5” & 1”) LD subsoiler 545mm spacing, ex demo

2018 FARMET Kompaktomat 6m seedbed 2005 SIMBA 4.6m Cultipress, rigid tines, 2008 SIMBA 5.5m Cultipress, Proactive 2009 VADERSTAD RST 6.3m Rexius 2014 HE-VA 10.2m Swing-Roller cultivator, hyd depth, tooth packer levellers, DD packer, due in tines, spring retainers, hyd levellers Twin, Raptor tines, hyd levelling paddles horizontal fold c/w 20” breaker rings

2021 BROCK Sub-V 4m 7 leg folding subsoiler 571mm spacing, in stock

2021 FARMET 8.5m Fantom Classic 2011 QUIVOGNE SCD 3m 5 leg 8.5m cultivator, 40-150mm depth, due in subsoiling toolbar, r/linkage, Pluton legs

2012 SIMBA Great Plains 6.6m X-Press, 2013 KV LD85-300 5 furrow, no.28s, Pro-active discs, DD packer, brakes rear discs, man vari-width, due in

1998 GALUCHO 4m Tilthmaster, f/board, 2021 BROCK Sub-V 4.5m 9 leg folding 4 rows of tines, tooth packers LD subsoiler 500mm spacing, due in

2021 FARMET Fantom Pro 6.5m cultivator, 40-150mm depth, due in

2015 SIMBA Great Plains SLD 540 9 leg, 2000 COUSINS 12.3m Sidewinders (2 Stocks Wizard, auto-reset, due in sets) c/w 22” breakers / 24” plain rings

2007 COUSINS 5m 9 leg V-form, f/depth 2000 SIMBA 4.2m 7 leg Flatliner, DD wheels, tooth packer packer, optional working tines

KVERNELAND LO85-300 7f (6+1) on-land plough, No28 bodies

2017 DALBO 16.3m rolls, 55cm breaker 2003 SIMBA 6.6m Cultipress, rigid tines, 2009 KV EG85-300 6 furrow, hyd f/ rings, hyd weight distribution, due in hyd levellers, DD packer furrow, vari-width, rear discs, No8s

2009 COUSINS 6m Type 28 Razor Ring 2000 KV PB100 6 furrow, hyd f/furrow, double press, hyd paddles, tines, due in No28s

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2019 FARMET Fantom 8m Pro stubble cultivator, f/levelling paddles, auto-reset tines, double soil packer, 40-150mm working depth, ex demo


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2003 MANITOU MLT 730-120 LS Turbo, 9400 hrs, PUH, optional bucket

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WANT TO BE PART OF THE UK'S LARGEST AGRICULTURAL DEALERSHIP? We are seeking motivated agricultural sales professionals looking to take the next career step for our Suffolk and Kent depots. If you have the skills and a proven sales track record we want to talk to you. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals - current vacancies include Service Managers, Service Technicians and Service Advisors so, if you are looking for a new challenge please get in touch. We would love to hear from you! For a full list of all our current positions please visit our website at or email your current CV and a covering letter to



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To undertake: • Catalogues • Advertising • On Lines Sales • • Customer Liaisons • Attend Show and Sales Nationwide •

Package to be tailored for the right candidate Application closing date: Friday 17th September Please apply with a CV to: James Amphlett, The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4AA Telephone: 07972 653077


Experience of Pedigree Cattle and Sheep Required


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New sales reps for Agrifac north and south regions. Tom, who hails from Kent, will support the south of the UK, while Scotsman Alan will serve the north, with Chris closing the gap between the two across the Midlands. Both new representatives are from farming backgrounds and have worked within the industry since their careers began. Tom and Alan join the team from reputable agricultural dealerships, specialising in arable machinery and engineering, and are already showing proficiency by cracking straight into their new roles, Agrifac says.

Anton Stander has been appointed as Case IH UK key accounts manager. Anton previously worked for a Case IH dealership in South Africa for 11 years, then moved briefly to another role before joining the Ernest Doe Power team, before being drawn to

the role of key accounts manager at Case IH. “I have always enjoyed working with Case IH products and knew many of the team members before starting the new job,” Anton explained. “Helping key accounts get the best from our range is an attractive role, and I get to work with the superb dealer network, too.”

Two additions support new Merlo franchise

British farming loses passionate plantsman A tragic accident on 4th August claimed the life of influential and passionate forage and environmental seeds specialist, Brendan Paul. Trained as a botanist, his career spanned growing grass and fodder crops in Europe and the Middle East, vegetable seeds in East Africa, and environmental mixtures and biogas feedstocks across the UK. Brendan joined the Dalgety seeds team in the late 1990s, having worked with Nickersons and Perryfields. His unrivalled knowledge of forage crops inspired and guided growers and advisers across the UK, both through his national management roles and work with key industry bodies. His understanding of maize was encyclopaedic and he was providing practical advice on cover cropping long before most people

had even heard of regenerative agriculture. His creativity with forage and environmental mixtures was second-to-none. “Brendan’s intelligence, technical knowledge, marketing skills and no-nonsense approach have benefitted so many people,” said Agrii seed director, Lee Robinson. “He will be sorely missed by all the many friends and colleagues within our business and beyond he has supported, advised and assisted over the years. [...] “Above all, he was a family man, and our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his wife, Jo and daughters, Stephanie and Abigail at this extremely difficult time. They take some comfort and immense pride in the fact that three people have received organs donated by Brendan.” A book of condolences has been opened at BrendanPaul

Agri consultant joins Knight Frank Property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Harry Huddart as consultant within the firm’s Agri-Consultancy department. Harry studied Agriculture with Farm Business Management at Newcastle University, and has spent the last six years at Dyson Farming, where he rose to become farm manager. In this role, he was responsible for managing farms, and involved in all aspects across arable cropping, livestock production and anaerobic digestion. In his new role within the AgriConsultancy team, Harry’s main area of focus will be supporting the current agri-business team with

existing clients on strategic business reviews, sustainable farming systems and agribusiness management. Harry comments: “I am really excited to be joining such a progressive and diverse business and to be part of the AgriConsultancy team, particularly at a time when the agriculture industry is going through unprecedented levels of change. Not to mention, it’s a great opportunity to utilise my experience and knowledge of the sector to navigate and advise clients through this period of transition.” Head of Agri-Consultancy Tom Heathcote, adds: “Harry brings a wealth of experience with him [...] which will be invaluable in supporting the wider team on delivering sustainable farming solutions for Knight Frank’s clients.”

SAS Agri has expanded its workforce by taking on two additional employees to support the new Merlo franchise and to provide sales and service to its existing offerings. Tim Austin joins SAS Agri as an agricultural engineer. Having been brought up attending call outs and helping his father with his business repairing farming equipment, Tim says he always wanted to work in agriculture and is pleased to be working for another family firm. Tim has been a technician for 20 years, with experience of a wide range of brands, including Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Claas and Merlo. He completed the Agco apprenticeship scheme and has worked on many

Agco products across several local dealerships, as well as spending two years on a farm as on-site mechanic and operator. Tim has worked with Merlo for the past 10 years and has become a leading specialist in the area. SAS Agri sales manager Dameon Layt has been involved in various aspects of agriculture for 30 years, in both arable and livestock, working in sales for the past 11 years. Dameon explains: “I am extremely excited by the opportunity to join SAS Agri; with some world-famous brands in our portfolio and a great team behind us, I am really looking forward to seeing customers both old and new and dealing with their requirements.”

Chris Potter joins the auctioneers’ team at Halls Halls has promoted Chris Potter to agricultural auctioneer, based at Shrewsbury Auction Centre, selling the rearing calves on a weekly basis. Chris is well known to many clients, having worked in the market from a young age as well as the family farm in Frodesley. He is the current chairman of Shropshire Young Farmers and started his new role after finishing a busy season shearing 20,000 sheep. Chris has a wealth of knowledge in all categories of modern agricultural marketing

and livestock and is current YFC Stockman of the Year. Initially Chris will be the principal auctioneer in the calf section, as well as assisting the team of auctioneers in the cattle, sheep and machinery sections. Shrewsbury auction centre manager Jonny Dymond commented: “It is great to have Chris in our team. A local, hardworking and well-respected person in the community, Chris has got the ‘edge’ I have been looking for to generate trade from the rostrum. I am really excited to see what he can do in his career.” Chris can be contacted on 07783 742247 or

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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. 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. 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. We offer an excellent remuneration 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 All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence. Deadline for completed applications is Friday 24 September 2021.

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Bomford Turner is seeking a highly-motivated and experienced sales manager to promote and sell its renowned range of Landscape maintenance machinery. This exciting new role will see you supporting the sales and marketing director in growing sales and supporting customers across the UK and will involve regular travel. The rewards include a competitive salary and benefits package. A leader in green maintenance technology for more than 100 years, Bomford Turner is recognised around the world for its high performance Arm Mowers, Flail Mowers and Toppers, Cultivation and Forestry equipment and the impressive Remote-controlled Flaibot. Bomford Turner prides itself on quality and innovation - delivering durable and productive machines that are a firm favourite with farmers, contractors and governmental departments.

If you have the skills, drive and experience to play a key role in our ambitious plans for the future then send your CV and covering letter providing an indication of salary expectations to:

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Living Potential Care Farming (LPFC) are a social enterprise based just outside Wetherby, working with adults with learning disabilities and additional needs – our members. We provide a supportive, therapeutic environment and a programme of learning, development and activities that help our members to develop their skills, confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing, promoting a sense of community, equality and diversity for all and reflect our commitment to being environmentally friendly. We now have an exciting full time opportunity for a Farm Project Manager. This hybrid role combines responsibility for all areas of farm maintenance (c. 3 days) with the opportunity to deliver activities and learning to our members (c. 2 days.) The job will be Monday to Friday with some weekend work on a rota basis. • • • •

Leading the planning, organisation and supervision of farm maintenance activities Undertaking all aspects of farm maintenance and animal husbandry within the remit of LPFC activities Delivering learning, work or educational activities in line with the agreed programme or qualification to adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues and autism Helping to create a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for our members

A full job description and person specification is available on request and we would love to show you around our farm environment if you think this might be the right job for you. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from communities not well represented in farming and outdoor learning. Email for more information. A good remuneration package is available for the right person. Deadline: 30/09/2021 . Interviews to be confirmed

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Standen Imports Sales Manager / Product Specialist

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Standen Imports is the Imported Machinery arm of Standen Engineering Ltd. Products include Ferrari Planters and Inter-Row Cultivators, Forigo Stone Buriers & Bedformers, Simon Carrot Harvesters, VHM Box Fillers, Vegniek Haulm Pullers, Brettmeister Transfer Trailers, AMAC Onion Machinery, and the recently added AVR Potato Harvesters and In-Store Equipment. We are looking for someone to join our small, friendly team to drive the sales of our imported product range, this would be based at our Ely factory or home based, depending upon the individual and their current location. Ideally we would like someone with experience of vegetable / salad crop machinery, however product training will be provided. Also, sales training would be provided for the right candidate that has experience of this industry and is keen to further their career in sales. A hands–on and flexible attitude is important, as is someone who can build relationships with customers. Key responsibilities would include; • Identifying new sales leads across the UK • Following up enquiries that are generated by our website and the wider sales team • Supporting the sales team with specialist product knowledge and pricing • Liaison with our overseas suppliers • Demonstration of the range of products • Promoting the Standen Imports range at shows, open days etc • Supporting the Stores department with monitoring of stock levels of spare parts • A competitive salary along with company vehicle A company vehicle, laptop and phone would be provided; the package would include 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, life cover and permanent health insurance.


Please send a covering letter and C.V to, or call Edward Gilbert on 07889 752642 for an informal chat. All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.

WANT TO BE PART OF THE UK’S LARGEST AGRICULTURAL DEALERSHIP? CALLING ALL AGRICULTURAL AREA SALES MANAGERS Due to retirement at Benington and an internal promotion at Littleport, we are currently looking for 2 keen and driven Agricultural Area Sales Manager’s to join and support the existing teams at our Benington and Littleport branches. Our Area Sales Managers are responsible for selling both new and used Agricultural machinery from a large range of brands such as New Holland, Bednar, Lemken and many more. Duties include: • • • • •

To meet and exceed agreed targets of the sales and promotion of specific Agricultural franchises within a designated area Identify opportunities and build new relationships with customers to increase sales potential Positively promote Ernest Doe and its products Speak to customers on a day-to-day basis, both face to face, over the phone and via email Manage existing customer accounts ensuring all information is kept up to date and accurate.


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Good, sound knowledge of the Agricultural industry and its equipment Previous sales, service or parts experience Excellent customer service skills both face to face and over the telephone Target driven with the ability to upsell to achieve and exceed targets

For our Benington vacancy:

For our Littleport vacancy:

Please contact Jason Callaby, Branch & Sales Manager on 01438 869251 or

Please contact Jon Coe, Branch & Sales Manager on 01353 860761 or

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Littleport – Henry Crabb Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1SE

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DAVID Brown 880, starts & runs well, some attention needed on hydraulics. £2,000 ono. M Anderson Tel 07880 518867 (Norfolk)

FORD fore end loader, inc bucket, off Ford 3600. Offers. A Griffiths Tel 01743 791263/07979 204312 (Shropshire)

VINTAGE loading shovel, good starter, brakes need attention. £4,500+VAT. B Tuckey Tel 07970 789955 (Warwickshire)

MELLOTTE hand operated cream seperator (barn find), make good ornamental conversation piece. £50. R Jones Tel 07785 583192 (Norfolk)

INTERNATIONAL BTD6 parts, as removed, to many to list, call for more information. £200 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk) HOOD to fit Pre-Force Ford 3000-4000. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire)

NEW lower grille for Ford 30004000. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire)

FORD 3000 in good condition. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire)

MORRIS 1000 6cwt van, 1965, earlier restoration, starts, runs & drives well, ideal for everyday use or classic road runs, all original, no upgrades or major changes. Telephone for more details. £8,500 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk)

FERGUSON 2 furrow plough, barn stored. £150 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk)

FORD 6610, 4wd, B reg, 7170hrs, in in totally original unmolested condition, faded paintwork & light surface rusting to the bonnet, excellent tyres all round. £12,995 no VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) CHOICE of two Ford tractor weight frames, one basket-like frame to sit weight or block in, came off a 6610, one square box-like frame to sit weight in, c/w tool box carry/tray to sit a tool box in/ on. R Morton Tel 07718 971902 (Cambridgeshire) LOADER for MF135. £350. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire) THREE horse drawn mowers, one Bamlett, one Bamford & one Deering, ideal for renovation or spares. £150 each or £400 for all 3. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffordshire) VINTAGE cultivators. Open to offers. J Watkinson Tel 01379 642464 (Norfolk)

CATERPILLAR D4 7U, very late model with original paintwork, on one farm from new, new Cat u/c, rear hyds. R Smith Tel 07881 621061 (Cambridgeshire)

MARTIN Markham 3t tipping trailer, no sides or tailgate, recent new wooden floor, great little vintage trailer. £750+VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

JOHN Deere Model B, circa 1940, starts, runs & drives well, earlier restoration, good working order, dry stored. £3,800 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk)

OLD hand tools. M Keal Tel 07778 002918 (Lincolnshire)

FERGUSON rigid tine cultivator, c/w complete set of rigging bodies. £200 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk)

FERGUSON 6' spring tine cultivator, complete, barn stored. £200 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk) WOLSELEY Merry Tiller, for spares or repair. £50. J Bunning Tel 07931 331953/01945 780344 (Cambridgeshire)

1951 Ferguson TED-20 petrol in grey, good working order with tidy bodywork, road registered with V5 along with plenty of history, sold as seen, collection from Crawley, West Sussex or delivery can be arranged for extra. S Dyer Tel 01293 617014 (West Sussex) FORDSON Super Dexta, in running order, family owned from new. £3,000. R Effield Tel 07935 3142255/07939 066903 (Lincolnshire) 7-TINED mounted pig tailed drag. £100. R Effield Tel 07959 3142255/07939 066903 (Lincolnshire) POTATO chitting trays. £3 each. R Effield Tel 07593 142255/07939 066903 (Lincolnshire)

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TRACK Marshall 56/76/90 bottom & top rollers for sale, pair of new rear sprockets & other parts. R Littleworth Tel 07944 640696 (Lincolnshire)

OLD vintage New Holland baler, been barn stored. Open to offers. J Watkinson Tel 01379 642464 (Norfolk) HANOMAG R425 vintage tractor, 1959, in good running order, rare as hens teeth! £3,850. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Gloucestershire)

LOADER brackets & arms as removed from Ford 3000. £150 no VAT. A Lee Tel 07836 773893/01440 820954 (Suffolk)

• Fertiliser sacks • Empty seed sacks • Spray containers • No upfront fees • Pay per trailer • South Lincs & surrounding area • Fully licenced

INTERNATIONAL 684, 1980s, non-runner with no bonnet or nose-cone, tyres all stay up, it rolls freely, last ran about a month ago (needs work!), located Suffolk. £795 no VAT. J Long Tel 07711 079821 (Suffolk) JOHN Deere 2030, nice tidy tractor, starts on the button, no doors, has a PUH, only selling as not used now. £5,000 ono. J Huxter Tel 07980319147 (Essex) CAT D4 7U angle blade, ex Swedish army, elec start donkey engine, new Cat u/c, also various spares. R Smith Tel 07881 621061 (Cambridgeshire) VINTAGE 3 furrow mounted plough, conventional, with depth wheel. £300. R Effield Tel 07593 142255/07939 066903 (Lincolnshire)


01406 550227 07860 537973 WEIGHING EQUIPMENT AVERY platform scales, used but good condition, c/w weights for 20, 50 & 10kg. £110 ono. K Jones Tel 01263 712328 (Norfolk)

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DOORS for Merlo telehandler. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbyshire) 650/65-R42 tyres on Stocks dual wheels. A Edmondson Tel 07775 728671 (Northants)



JCB 520-50 Farm Special Loadall 4x4x4

FRASER roller mill PTO drive, c/w fittings, to clamp disc onto Rabe Eagle plough. G Bolton Tel 01913 852400 (Tyne and Wear)



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PTO sawbench for compact tractor. E Hazell Tel 07961 881946 (Lincolnshire) BOMFORD Super Trim hedgecutter oil pump. R Bane Tel 01953 850309 (Norfolk) FORD 3000 SOS. G Budd Tel 07757 376071 (Worcestershire)

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HEAVY duty disc gangs, with shafts & legs, approx 6' long, or possibly a complete set of discs for spares please. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincolnshire)


Used Tractors and Good Clean Farm Equipment


Tel: Dereham (01362) 692104/637332

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SET of front weights for Case IH 956XL. M Mould Tel 07802 506150 (Northants) TECHNEAT Autocast for a 30' combine. J Johnson Tel 07840 215098/01767 654137 (Cambridgeshire) TRAILED crop sprayer with 24m booms, working order. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks)

WANTED all models of Fendt tractors

JONES Panascopic telehandler for spares, or possibly sell mine needing attention for £3,500 please. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincolnshire)


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HERAS fencing & clips, local to Holbeach, Lincs. E Hazell Tel 07961 881946 (Lincolnshire) FORD Mk2 Consul, Zephyr, or Zodiac, Classic Consul Capri or Mk1 Capri for use, spares or repair please. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincolnshire) COUNTY Crawler tracks & running gear for earlier type, 6 stud, sprocket, chains, etc. R Shiner Tel 07710 707684/01234 750047 (Bedfordshire) PETTER PH2 diesel engine, twin cylinder, runner or non runner, must be complete. H Willis Tel 07763 501599 (Kent)


FORD/NEW HOLLAND TRACTORS JCB TELESCOPICS 1998–2015 BUNNING SPREADERS ROUND BALERS: Welger RP202 Claas 46/240/340 Krone KR125/KR135/1250 McHale 5400/5500

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TURKEY processing machines, including drum plucker, wing finisher, wax reclaimer, fridge compressor, etc. Heart of England Farms Limited Tel 01926 843460 (Warwickshire) DRILL filling auger to attach to back of grain trailer. J Tripconey Tel 07878 808623 (Cornwall)

CAN the person who bought the auger please get back in contact. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambridgeshire)



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LIVESTOCK trailer for cattle, 12', twin axle, fitted with standard ramp, without sheep deck, must be in good condition. R Daniels Tel 07881 920670/01502 677238 (Suffolk) DOUBLE gearbox for John Deere 1360 swivel hitch. P Marks Tel 07936 513435 (Hertfordshire) INTERNATIONAL lift arms, drop arms & check chains for B25 /B27 /B414. H Ward Tel 07771 537155/01485 571020 (Norfolk)

All types of scrap combines, sugar beet harvesters, tractors & machinery

Tel: 07785 937779 or 01953 454462



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John Deere 00, 10, 20 & 30 Series tractors

PAIR of used but not perished 8.3/8-36 rowcrop tyres. D Jackson Tel 07779 687408 (Suffolk) EXTRA furrow for Dowdeswell plough, Delta furrow 100 Series, 4-bolt type, in good straight condition. A Pimlott Tel 07962 974815 (Lincolnshire) COMPOST turner. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants) LAND Rover Discovery 5 Commercials, will normally beat L/R dealers' trade in price! Give me a call. N Lee Tel 07850 783225 (North Yorks) WORKSHOP press, 50+ tonnes would be ideal. J Fowler Tel 07814 899053 (Lincolnshire) GRAIN store wind tunnel. C Cornish Tel 07880 976137 (Suffolk)

J J Gray Antiques & Architectural Salvage

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QUINOA GROWERS WANTED to produce organic & conventional quinoa grain under a buy back agreement. We would like to hear from growers with quality fertile soils, low weed burden & capabilities to dry. Please contact Stephen Jones on 01939 270777 or

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OWNED Dairy Shorthorns for 50+yrs & love of them has taken over my life. Now retired (67) still have 7 & looking to rent c.10 acres c/w buildings & accommodation to keep up to 12 for a few more years. Live in N Wales, but would move anywhere in UK. K Prestidge Tel 07771 267625 (Flintshire)


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