Farmers Guide June 2022

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June 2022 • Issue 514

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Farmers Guide Contents Out & About ......................................................................................................................... 4 Grain & Fertiliser Advice .................................................................................................... 6 News in Brief ........................................................................................................................ 9 Rural Advice ....................................................................................................................... 83

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Arable: Exciting future for breeder’s UK wheat programme ..................................................... 12 Barn-filling wheats will play a role in sustainable future ............................................. 16 Trip ‘down under’ demonstrates GLA value ...................................................................... 18 Farm scale trials: Adding value financially and environmentally to the farm business .............................................................................................................................. 20 Thinking ‘smart’ with sugar beet weed control ............................................................... 28 Focus on on-farm security and performance reflected in new sugar beet recommendations ............................................................................................... 30 Seed treatments: Meeting early nutrient demand ........................................................ 35 Save £184/ha using seed treatment in second wheats ............................................... 41

Regenerative Agriculture inc. Groundswell Preview: Benchmarking essential to beat ongoing volatility ...................................................... 42 Direct drill comparison event creates considerable interest ..................................... 43 Practical steps to improve crop nutrition for next season’s fertiliser strategy ..... 48 From small acorns, mighty oaks grow ................................................................................ 50

Cereals Preview: Cereals crop plots have plenty of features in store for visitors .................................. 61



Italian factory investment will help meet demand for new models ....................... 89 Spring seedbeds benefit from specialist cultivator ....................................................... 97 Bigger, better, and faster products at UK press launch ..............................................105 Autonomous weeder choice grows with latest launch..............................................111 East Anglian grass harvesting demonstration attracts customers from across the UK...................................................................................................................114

Lamma Review: ...........................................................................................................................116 Livestock: Key health threats to farm dogs and cats .......................................................................131 Trace elements for lambs ......................................................................................................135 Diet feeder range adaptable to ‘all building types and feeding systems’............139 Minimising silage losses makes increasing sense ........................................................141 Four essential tips for high-quality silage in 2022 .......................................................142


Combines: Power on the land..................................................................................................................149

Drainage & Irrigation:.................................................................................................. 158



Agricultural contractors ................................................................................................172 Henry Brown’s vintage page ........................................................................................175 Classified ..........................................................................................................................176 Recruitment including About People .........................................................................238

For FarmAds and general enquiries call 01473 691888 Published by Early Bird Farming Publications Ltd from its office at Parkside, London Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0SS. Tel: 01473 691888. Full contact details for staff can be found at Original articles and advertisements created by Farmers Guide are copyright and are not to be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Editor. No responsibility can be accepted by Farmers Guide for the opinions expressed by its contributors.

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Out & About With Farmers Guide editor Rachel Hicks and the team Members of the Farmers Guide team are pictured on one of the company’s stands at Lamma 2022. Company directors Greg and Julie Goulding said: "We were very proud to be able to be at Lamma in such a big way, with two separate stands allowing our team to meet so many readers, both new and existing. Speaking to readers is a great way to get feedback on the good and the bad of agriculture, and find out how real farmers are coping in this changing time. It also proved to be an excellent show to meet up with many of our advertising clients, too." On our stands we had a reader survey which proved popular, and this will continue at the Cereals show in June. Pop by our stand there (528) for the chance to win a whole host of exciting prizes, including an iPad, Sencrop weather station or 100 days of RTK Farming!

Sales manager Chloe Horsfield bumped into Clarkson’s Farm star, Kaleb Cooper, at Lamma – and signed him up to receive Farmers Guide.

Editor Rachel Hicks was on-farm at Hutchinsons’ Helix East Anglia, just outside Stowmarket, this month. Host farmer Tom Jewers was on hand to discuss the trials which are currently being conducted, with a particular focus around wheat blends, NUE and seed treatments. Turn to page 20 to find out more.

Lamma was a great opportunity to catch up with many of our industry contacts and clients. Pictured are Farmers Guide’s sales manager Chloe Horsfield and classified sales executive, Samantha Wilson, with Martin Johnson of Ceres Machinery.

Livestock editor Sarah Kidby and sales executive Will Taylor visited the British Pig & Poultry Fair in Stoneleigh in midMay, which saw the launch of 66 new products, over 40 expert speakers and more than 300 exhibitors.

In April, machinery editor David Williams attended an exclusive press visit to the Merlo production plant near Turin, Italy – you can read all about it on pages 89–95. Pictured at the event are Merlo UK marketing manager James Knight; technical sales support specialist Matt Gledhill; Merlo Group export manager Massimo Biel; Merlo UK national sales manager Owen Buttle; Merlo UK general manager, Shaun Groom; and David Williams.

And finally… Chatting to our readers is always a highlight of any event. Long-time magazine subscriber, Robert Baldwyn, who is a livestock farmer from Gloucestershire, told Farmers Guide's assistant studio manager, Martyn Smith, that he enjoys the magazine content very much and finds the Classified section very handy – in fact, he’d picked up a Lely Lotus hay tedder only a few weeks back, which he’d purchased via the magazine’s free FarmAds section.

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A farmer saw a plane full of politicians crash onto part of his farm land. When the police arrived, there were no passengers to be found, so they asked the farmer what had happened. “Well,” he said. “They crashed on my land, and I buried them.” One of the police officers looked shocked, and asked: “All of them? Are you sure they were all dead?” The farmer replied: “Some of them were screaming: ‘Stop, we’re alive!’ but I didn’t believe them.” “What do you mean, you didn’t believe them?” the horrified policeman said. “Oh, you know what politicians are like – all they do is lie!” replied the farmer.

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Grain & Fertiliser Advice

With farming requiring one of the most diverse skill sets of any job sector, have you considered further education? Farmers are expected to know and understand every element of farm business, from livestock management to soil science to cash flow – but few of us know it all, and further training could be the answer.

Similarly, how many of you reading this have ever gone looking for a course that may help you? How many of you have turned down an invitation to attend a presentation or looked at an invitation and thought of other ways you could spend your day, rather than thought “I could learn something from that”. I do feel the desire to learn has to come from within and a fear that you don’t want to be left behind. To not understand something is normal – we all learn, and we all have to take instruction from someone. Who taught you to walk, talk, drive, reverse a trailer? Who taught you to use your latest phone? For that last one, I’d hedge my bets that it’s the person you yourself taught to walk and talk, and still have the pleasure of teaching to drive and to reverse the trailer... UK agriculture needs as much education at every level it can get; but we have to ask for it and be hungry for it, and that starts with acknowledging our own shortcomings.

With this in mind, when the With the exam season upon us and cry goes out for better or more families around the country feeling education, where do we start? Are the strain of teenage stress, I was wondering how many of us we advocating the education of ‘oldies’ in the agricultural the general public about the industry would readily importance of farmers and farming, or are we aiming take up more education to improve the education if offered? So asks of those working within Openfield’s head of the sector? compliance, shipping & The general public research, Cecilia Pryce. I am aware that there may be the easier ticket, but only if the audience has are many new ‘online’ courses the desire to listen. The historical that need to be worked through by stigma of the farming community operators of all sorts – not limited is very mixed; but with the current to how to use a pig board. But price rises, we may be just about honestly, what educational courses to be given the platform we have do you feel you are missing? long awaited – but it will take some Education is a buzz word that managing. Where do you start? gets much airtime, but where are What do you teach them? Who is the real blanks and where are the the focus group? Do we have a rally easy fixes? The subject of agriculture to arms from everyone involved in covers such a broad spectrum, the sector? Reality is, you will only which is then frustrated further ever make an impact on those that by the variation in the base level are interested – but what generates of education within the industry that initial interest? While food is and the number of individuals in Fertiliser matters readily available, it is probably the any one farming unit. How many Early May brought a reduction in UK power of the media we need to turn industries can you think of where nitrogen prices as the new season to, but what is the story we sell? so much is expected from one or reset was launched, although two individuals? Farmers cover subject matters from livestock management, chemicals, agronomy, contract awareness, cash flow, mechanics, soil science, form filling etc., and that’s before you add parenting and daily survival. In fact, could I be as bold as to say farming has one of the most diverse combinations of skill sets of any job *Prices sector? 190x65mm Corp.qxp_Layout 1 01/04/2022 13:54 Page 1 quoted are from Openfield, predicted at 16th May 2022

restricted tonnages were offered into the market, says Openfield’s fertiliser manager Lucy Hassall. Despite an expectation that there would be some reluctancy to buy all requirements, we saw a big uptake in purchases and the market ran extremely well, selling out of allocated tonnes within hours. There were very little offers on imported grades, with UK nitrogen being so competitively priced and supply remaining tight. One of the main concerns leading up to the new season reset was the availability of sulphur grades, with CF currently not producing NS grades and very few imported options currently available. Many growers have switched programmes to include the use of polysulphate; mined in the UK, this grade is an excellent source of sulphur and also contains potassium, magnesium, calcium and trace elements such as boron. Polysulphate has a prolonged nutrient release of up to 50 days which results in the crop taking up the nutrients more efficiently over a longer period of time with less leaching. FG

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News in brief Valtra’s N Series winner of the iF Design Award 2022

The fifth generation of Valtra N Series has won the iF Design Award 2022 for best Product Design with top scores awarded from the jury. This latest design award demonstrates the N Series’ superiority in its class and continues Valtra’s tremendous success in the design competitions.

The minimum score to receive the iF Design Award this year was 270 points, and the Valtra N Series reached a remarkable final score of 405 points. The tractor was scored against five criteria: product idea, form, function, differentiation and impact, and all made a clear impression on the jury. Kimmo Wihinen, department lead – industrial design and user experience, commented: “It is truly an honour to receive the award with such high scores. Getting top points in areas like functionality, which is

truly appreciated also among our customers, shows that our mission of providing the world’s best tractor experience is paying off.” The iF Design Award is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. Organised in Germany since 1953, the iF seal signifies good design, for consumers and the design community. A record number of 10,776 products and projects were registered for the iF Design Award 2022. All submissions were evaluated, discussed and scored in the by 75 renowned international design experts.

Ernest Doe wins New Holland dealer of the year New Holland has announced the winner of its 2021 UK and Ireland Dealer of the Year, which celebrates excellence in performance and service quality across its extensive dealer network. Following its most successful year to date, Ernest Doe & Sons said it is delighted to win this accolade in recognition of its dedication and commitment to its customers and the New Holland brand. Angus Doe, managing

director, said: “We are delighted to receive this award which is testament to the hard work and sustained efforts of our team, both customer-facing and behind the scenes. It is vitally important that our customers receive a good experience and our team works hard to continuously improve this through every part of our business. He continued: “Our relationship with New Holland spans almost 90 years, having

first started dealing in Fordson Tractors in the 1930s. Over the years they have led the way as innovative pioneers of the agricultural industry, and we are proud to represent this market leading brand and be able to offer its impressive portfolio of machinery to our customers.”

Two crop protection giants to merge Mitsui and Co., Ltd. has announced completion of a definitive agreement under which a new company, formed from the merger of its European subsidiary Certis Europe with its recent acquisition Belchim Crop Protection, will be launched. The new company will be

named Certis Belchim B.V. Certis Belchim B.V. CEO, Mark Waltham, commented: “Certis Belchim is built on the foundations of two creative and dynamic companies who have positioned themselves as providers of innovative crop protection solutions, supported by

best-in-class technical and product knowledge and we will continue to build from these foundations. [...] We are united in our ambition to help our customers and suppliers develop innovative products and programs designed to protect crops around the world sustainably [...].”

Second Queen’s award for Haith Group UK designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment, Haith, has been awarded its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its unique and market-leading Rota-Tip box tipping system, which transfers produce onto washing, sizing and packing lines. The Rota-Tip Up-Eject is the second Haith machine to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. The company’s Root Veg Polisher was recognised in 2010. Duane Hill, Haith’s managing director, commented: “The Rota-Tip Up-Eject, which has been recognised today, and the Root Veg Polisher that received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 12 years ago, show that Haith’s approach to helping its customers has not changed. We are always looking to find better ways of doing things and providing solutions that are efficient, incredibly well made, priced competitively and backed up by the best customer service we can offer.”

UK agricultural tractor registrations – April 2022 For the first time this year, the number of agricultural tractors registered in April was higher than in the same month last year. At 1,152 machines, the monthly total was 14% higher than in April 2021, although it was close to the average for the time of year in the previous five years. Delivery lead times for tractors remain extended due to multiple supply chain challenges and registrations would no doubt have been higher in recent months otherwise. The total for the year to date is now less than 2% lower than in the opening four months of last year, at 4,199 machines. Month: 1,152 units +14.2% change (compared with April 2021) Year-to-date: 4,199 units -1.6% change (compared with January–April 2021) 87990

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News in brief Lack of rainfall and rising fertiliser prices boost biostimulant sales

One of the driest Aprils on record and the rapid rise of fertiliser prices have contributed to a surge in sales

for one biostimulant brand. Marcus Palmer of MJP Supplies, the UK distributor of Algifol, says sales rose by 20% year-on-year in April. More than 2,400 litres of the seaweed-based biostimulants were sold in the month, which saw just 48.9mm of rainfall. Mr Palmer says the orders were placed by both large chemical companies as well as smaller growers and farms, with many saying that the low rainfall, the desire to cut input costs, and a stronger

commitment to natural products was powering their purchases. “There has been significant media coverage of both the rising cost of Nitrogen and the effect that biostimulants have on crops,” says Mr Palmer. “Incorporating biostimulants, such as Algifol, into their plans saves farmers money and increases their crops’ resistance to heat stress. I have used Algifol for several years now and have seen its effect first-hand.”

New feature improves bale handling The new GPS auto feature on the Krone BaleCollect bale accumulator makes bale handling easier and more convenient, by allowing bales to be deposited automatically at right angles along pre-set virtual lines. Depositing bales in this way ensures efficient bale collecting, less field traffic and less operator hassle. In the past, operators had to trigger the unloading function

manually, which meant that not all bales were deposited along straight lines. The GPS-controlled auto depositing feature is designed with contractors and large scale farmers in mind, because it saves time and costs for bale transport by reducing fuel consumption, the number of tractor hours and working hours. Another important benefit of this feature is increased

work safety in awkward places and on the headland. Also, bales are no longer overlooked and accidentally left in the field. Field traffic can be significantly reduced too, leading to lower soil compaction issues, better field management and higher yields, Krone says.

Gold Standard awarded to dealer for sixth consecutive year Agriscope Ltd represents the award-winning range of Merlo telehandlers in the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire areas and says it is proud to have achieved the Merlo Gold Standard for sales and after-sales support for the sixth consecutive year. Agriscope Ltd is a wellrespected company which can be relied upon to supply handling machines from 88130

250–12,500kg, then maintain and service those machines to fit in with the customer’s requirements – whether it be for a day or several years. The company reckons it offers sales, service and main dealer back-up which is second-to-none in its field – a claim which is supported by the Gold Standard being awarded six years in a row. If you would like to purchase or hire a telehandler or

simply buy an oil filter, please contact Agriscope Ltd directly to discuss your requirements. Pictured are Agriscope Ltd business owners, Marc Shaw and Richard Troop.

Cornthwaite Group takes on the Strautmann brand Opico Ltd has announced the expansion of its partnership with Cornthwaite Group, which has added the Germanengineered Strautmann range of forage and feeding wagons to its product line-up. Cornthwaite Group is already a long-standing and successful Opico dealer, selling and servicing the Maschio Gaspardo range of flail mowers, cultivation machinery and precision drills. One of the largest John Deere dealer groups in the country, Cornthwaite operates throughout the Northwest and into South West Scotland, with depots in Nantwich, Bispham Green, Kendal, Carlisle and Dumfries. Commenting, Opico sales director Charles Bedforth said: “We couldn’t be more delighted that Strautmann will be represented by the Cornthwaite Group and we are confident that all our customers will continue to receive excellent support.” Stuart Cornthwaite, managing director of Cornthwaite Group, remarked: “The Strautmann range of forage and feeding wagons are a valuable addition to our machinery portfolio. Our sales and service team have already undertaken comprehensive training on the range and are looking forward to getting the machines out to our customers for demonstrations in the upcoming season.”

New Genetic Technology Bill will support more sustainable ag Crop science organisation NIAB welcomed the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the UK Government will bring forward new primary legislation, the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, to take certain precision breeding techniques out of the scope of restrictive GMO rules – where the resulting plants could have occurred naturally or through conventional breeding methods. NIAB chief executive Professor Mario Caccamo said: “The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill announced will provide a more straightforward route to market for seeds and crops developed using advanced breeding technologies such as gene editing. [...] Innovation in plant breeding will be the single most important factor in helping global food supplies keep pace with a growing world population, in the face of climate change and pressure on finite natural resources of land, water, energy and biodiversity.”


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Exciting future for breeder’s UK wheat programme Despite being a relative newcomer to British cereal breeding, DSV has achieved several firsts in recent years with much more in the pipeline, says the company’s UK wheat breeder Dr Matt Kerton. Much of the UK wheat breeding programme’s success is directly linked to its location at Wardington in Oxfordshire, he believes. “Given the current pressures on growers and those likely to emerge due to factors such as climate change and increasing environmental constraints, we’re focusing primarily on disease resistance and agronomic traits. “Yield is secondary and we only build it into varieties which have a solid foundation of disease resistance rather than the other way around. “That approach is very successful, and helped by our more westerly location where septoria and yellow rust pressures are high. Three years ago, we added another location in South Somerset, where septoria pressure is even greater. “This allows us to breed and select from genetic material with very strong disease resistance from an early stage, providing a solid foundation for commercial varieties.” This approach was initially validated by the introduction of DSV Theodore. A Group 4 hard wheat, it is the only one on the current RL with a 9 for septoria and yellow rust, 8 for brown rust and an untreated yield of 88%. DSV Champion takes this a stage further, being the highest yielding wheat on the current RL and combining a similar comprehensive disease package to Theodore with outstanding untreated yield and real-world versatility, says DSV’s Sarah Hawthorne (pictured). “Whatever the soil type or drilling date, and whether grown with full agronomic support or minimal inputs, DSV Champion has delivered consistently over five years of trials.

“Its 105.9% of control in the latest RL represents over 11.4t/ha, with data showing it achieves this consistently – whether in the early (before 25th September), medium (26th September to 31st October) or late (after 1st November) drilling slots. “Exceptional establishment also makes it an ideal late-drilling choice, the latest recommended sowing date being 28th February. “DSV Champion delivers its full potential in both the first and second wheat slots, yielding 105% and 107% of controls. “Untreated yield is impressive at 90% of treated, over 9.7t/ha, due to 8s for septoria tritici and yellow rust resistance, plus orange wheat blossom midge (OWBM) resistance. Very little lodging has been seen in five years of trials.”

Building in resilience The maritime focus of DSV’s breeding efforts is supported by a Europe-wide breeding and trials programme in France and Germany, plus sites in Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands, Dr Kerton explains. “This gives us the opportunity to assess varieties in different growing conditions and build resilience into our material. It also provides greater genetic diversity to work with and allows material to be shared between programmes. “Another key element in our breeding programme is accurate genomic prediction from a ‘state of the art’ molecular laboratory at the DSV Thule breeding station in Germany.” But the science of creating the new DSV

varieties is increasingly based on looking to the past, Mr Kerton says. “Like all plant breeders, DSV has focused on producing varieties that thrive in a certain climate, using specific management techniques and aided by easily available inputs. “Following this route has meant that many genes which could be useful in helping to meet future growing challenges have been lost. “Increasingly, we are turning back the genetic clock to mine characteristics which may have relevance for the future. “For example, we may have lost some strong drought tolerance genes that could be very useful when combined with modern high yielding genetics, so we are looking at wild relatives and landrace varieties of wheat to see if we can identify some of these genes.” Synthetic wheats are one of the most exciting technologies going forward, he believes. “Around 10,000 years ago, Durum tetraploid wheat crossed naturally with wild grass to produce the third genome which gave rise to the hexaploid varieties that became the basis of all modern wheats. “The thinking behind synthetic technology is to recreate this original cross and use modern molecular technology to recreate the evolution of wheat combining modern traits with older genes to produce varieties which are more suited to future challenges. “This approach is embedded in our breeding programmes and likely to become increasingly important in the future.”

Breeding for improved nitrogen efficiency While substantial changes in climate and food requirements are on the horizon, there is no point in breeding now for an event that is potentially 20 years away, Mr Kerton believes. “Timescales are important and with a new variety taking 5–10 years to develop some breeding aims take greater priority than others. “One area that we are focussing on is nitrogen efficiency, not just because of the current high price and restricted availability but also environmental pressure to reduce its use in the long-term. “At DSV Wardington, we have trials looking at how efficiently different varieties turn each kg of nitrogen into biomass. “Breeding for that is difficult if done conventionally as a large area is required to accommodate the full range of different rates, so typically this work is done once varieties have been assessed as having good potential. “This is the first year we have studied this characteristic, but already clear differences can be seen, which means the genetic make-up of some varieties allows them to use it better than others. “Of those which are good at taking up nitrogen, the question then is how so they partition it within the plant. For example, in milling wheat how much is directed towards biomass and how much to increasing protein? “This is the first stage in identifying the genes controlling that process but soon we will be able to select specifically for this trait and breed varieties with reduced nitrogen requirements.” FG

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Consistently good performance keeps variety on farm Farmer Paul Wilson has grown the same wheat variety for the last three years, as he says he wants to know that he is going to get the yields year in and out. Paul Wilson and his uncle, Paul Burgess, farm 950ha of combinable crops near St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Five Acre Farm is spread across two sites with a range of soil types, so Mr Wilson is always looking for wheat varieties that he knows will cope with rotational and seasonal challenges, and still fill the barn. With this in mind, his seed merchant Jonathan Payne of Nickerson Seeds advised him to try the soft wheat LG Skyscraper three years ago. LG Skyscraper joined the AHDB Recommended List in 2019 as the highest yielding Group 4 wheat. Positioned as a consistent and versatile performer across regions and seasons by breeder Limagrain UK, its high-yielding performance is backed up with excellent disease resistance, good on farm agronomics such as early maturity, OWBM resistance and a good bold grain quality with a high specific weight. Since then, LG Skyscraper has proven itself season in and season out – holding onto its poll position on the RL for three very different seasons and delivering on quality. “We wanted a variety that would give us the yields we wanted – we aim for about 10t/ha from our wheats and have always looked to get these yields from hard wheats. LG Skyscraper was interesting as it gave

us these yields but also the added bonus of a soft milling premium,” says Mr Wilson. “Well, the variety has certainly met our expectations. We started with about 90ha as a trial, and now half the farm is LG Skyscraper! “We have issues in some of the heavier, wetter fields, so we aim to drill around late October to allow us to spray off as much black-grass before drilling as possible. “The LG Skyscraper goes in at a pretty standard seed rate of 190kg/ ha and we find it tillers better than most other varieties, covering the ground pretty quickly. “We haven’t had any issues with disease, its pretty clean – but we do keep an eye on the length of the straw and make sure that its gets a good PGR programme.” Inputs are fairly standard at Five Acre Farm. “We would normally use granular nitrogen, but this year taking into account the issues with supply and price, we are going to trial a liquid nitrogen product – Nutrino – which will go on with the fungicide sprays. “There’s no reason for us to go away from growing LG Skyscraper, it yields year in and out, with the option of a soft milling premium, is clean, has a good bushel weight and cuts easily – so what’s not to like?” Mr Wilson concludes. FG

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Barn-filling wheats will play a role in sustainable future High-yielding Group 4 wheat varieties will be the backbone of future rotations as the implications of higher energy and input costs start to bite and the drive to cut back on agrochemical use continues, many industry insiders believe. Outright barn-filling wheat varieties will always have a place in sustainable food production, with KWS’ SPP varieties Dawsum and Cranium at the forefront of such thinking, the breeder reckons. “Getting the most production from the resources you have available to you is the key to being sustainable, and in general terms this means achieving as much yield as you can from your land,” says Dr Kirsty Richards of KWS. “But, at an individual level, it means your soil type, growing conditions and location to markets

are key elements in your seed decisions so you can select the best varieties possible for your own unique circumstances. “KWS’s Sowing for Peak Performance (SPP) thinking is based on the fact that 80% of what your crop can deliver is locked into the seed you buy and its match to your own individual growing conditions. “Whilst you can fine-tune this with the correct nitrogen levels, using fungicides wisely to protect it from disease and paying attention to

basic management principles, once you’ve made your seed choice your production potential is largely set. “You only have to look at the new Group 4 hard feed wheat, KWS Dawsum, to see such thinking in action.”

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a variety with an ideal combination of features and traits perfectly suited to the challenges of modern wheat production. “A wide window for drilling, suitability for a variety of sites and soil types from light to heavy plus stiff straw, strong agronomics and, of course, that yield. “At 104% of control, it’s only just been pipped the top spot on the 2022/23 RL – but that combination of features, allied to its high specific weight, is really going to make it the grower’s choice when it comes to broad acres. “An untreated yield of 92%, just 1% behind KWS Extase – the current RL leader for this – is hugely impressive for a Group 4, especially as the average for the Group is just over 80%. “You can see where this is coming from when you see disease resistance scores like an 8 for mildew, 9 for yellow rust, 7 for brown rust and 6.3 for Septoria triciti. “It’s got super stiff straw and even without PGRs it has 8% less lodging than other similarly high yielding Group 4s.

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“You can also see this in its performance on both light and heavier soils, in first or second wheat positions and whether it’s drilled in early September or into November. “Nothing seems to phase Dawsum in terms of production and its ability to deliver high yields in a variety of different growing scenarios, but the icing on the cake is its consistent grain quality, particularly its specific weight,” he says. “At 79.4kg/hl specific weight and Hagberg falling number of 304, that’s matching Costello levels of grain quality – but in a more consistent and grower-friendly package. “That’s going to make it very popular with growers following last year’s problems with specific weight and the resulting loss of income for many and will give them real confidence that it will hold its value even in difficult conditions. “KWS Dawsum is probably the best risk management wheat variety there is at the moment.”

Class leading resilience KWS Cranium is another very strong RL-listed player in the Group 4 hard wheat sector, including an impressive combination of yield and yellow rust combination, says KWS’ Will Compson. Additional features such as orange wheat blossom midge (OWBM) resistance and high yields in the second wheat and late drilling slots underline its class-leading resilience in the face of current wheat production challenges, he says. “Recommended for the whole

of the UK, KWS Cranium ticks all the boxes for features of high or very high importance in modern wheat production. It’s a great example of our SPP ethos in action. “KWS Cranium has a yield of 102% of control in the RL, an 8 for yellow rust resistance, and gets twin 8s for lodging performance, both with and without PGRs, plus a 5.9 for septoria resistance – an exceptional package for a top-yielding hard feed type. “Over five years of AHDB trials, KWS Cranium has shown exceptional consistency of yield in both first and second wheat slots and on light and heavy land across the UK and performed especially well in the Eastern region where the threat from yellow rust and OWBM is the greatest.” Importantly, KWS Cranium has seedling resistance to yellow rust, he points out. “Strong varietal resistance at both seedling and adult stage is an increasingly important feature for growers to factor into their management and KWS Cranium’s robust yellow rust protection and high yield potential is a real breakthrough for Group 4 growers.” With recent surveys suggesting nearly 70% of producers now plan to drill their wheat in the later slot, KWS Cranium’s speed of development is of huge benefit too, he adds. “KWS Cranium is a mainstream sower but also has strong late-drilled performance in the 2022/23 RL producing a yield of 104% of controls in the later drilling position after 1st November.” FG



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Trip ‘down under’ demonstrates GLA value Just how much could an extra week’s greening add to winter wheat yield? This was a question Julian Radcliffe, who farms in Barry, Wales, asked himself after a visit to New Zealand. A tour of a number of New Zealand cereal farms which Mr Radcliffe attended in 2018 highlighted the emphasis those farmers put on extending grain fill. Of course, the climate can help, with some parts getting generous amounts of sunshine, and precision irrigation too; but many New Zealand farmers do all they can to prolong green leaf area. Mr Radcliffe noted that, on some

of the farms he visited, growers were prolonging green leaf area by several weeks to such an extent that harvest was being delayed by over a month. “It is the equivalent of us harvesting in late September,” he quips.

Record-breaking yield Just before Mr Radcliffe’s trip, Eric Watson of Ashburton, New Zealand broke the world wheat yield record

with a crop of Oakley, delivering 16.79t/ha. He then bettered this in 2020 with Kerrin producing 17.39t/ha. Of course, luck plays some part and Mr Watson acknowledges that good sunlight without excess temperatures during grain fill helped. But so does a detailed agronomic approach, including prolonging grain fill.

Contrary to what some might think, he didn’t throw the kitchen sink at it. Over the years, Mr Watson has cut back on applied N as soil testing confirmed rates were excessive and has taken the same approach with irrigation – probes helping target water use with the crop receiving a total of 160mm across four applications. He could be accused of throwing

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CONSISTENTAND HIGH-QUALITY I like LG Skyscraper. I was combining for a neighbour who had LG Skyscraper and noticed the yield went up 1.5 t/ha. John, Cambridgeshire the kitchen sink at it in terms of disease control as the crop received a five-spray fungicide programme. It starts off early and runs as close to permitted harvest use to prolong greening to capture all possible yield.

Extra green leaf retention It got Mr Radcliffe thinking about what might be possible in the UK. Of course, the UK climate isn’t so conducive, but he asked himself the question of what just an extra few days of green leaf retention bring. So, last season he put it to the test – and got quite a surprise. He applied a 0.5-litre/ha application of Amistar (azoxystrobin) at GS65. The cost was under £8/ ha, but the T4 treated part of the field saw a 4.9% increase in yield. Mr Radcliffe feels that can be the only reason. “We apply a T3 as the grain is coming, the start of the grain fill period but it goes on for much longer. What I want to do is to protect green leaf so that more dry matter is translocated to the ear.” During the season, differences between the two fungicide regimes weren’t apparent – it was only when Mr Radcliffe analysed the yield data with FieldView that the difference really became apparent. The theory is backed up by science – Teagasc work has shown that the grain fill period ranges between 37 and 53 days. At GS59, the ear only comprises 15% of the

total dry weight of the crop. By GS87, this ideally should have increased to 61%. To achieve this, it is essential to avoid premature plant senesce and a reduction in solar radiation capture, intercept radiation and a reduction in grain filling, hence why an effective disease control strategy is important. Mr Radcliffe accepts a T4 isn’t for every season but where there is sufficient sunlight and moisture then it definitely is worth considering. “You’ve got to have the moisture during June to see a great benefit and that cannot always be guaranteed. “But if soils haven’t droughted out around the T3 timing and the weather forecast is favourable it is worth a punt. At £8/ha, it isn’t a significant expense – and if the weather goes against you, you’re unlikely to do any harm. But even a small uplift in yield is worth it, especially with grain prices where they are,” he says. The value of prolonging green leaf area has been demonstrated through Bayer and ADAS trials a few years back at Callow, Herefordshire. They looked at a range of fungicide programmes and recorded the rate of decline in upper canopy green leaf area to 35%. This compared an azole + SDHI T2 with just a straight azole, the SDHI mix hanging on to >35% for five days longer. In some seasons that has been worth an extra 0.45t/ha a day. FG


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Hutchinsons Helix farms provide a regional ‘test-bed’ for ideas and technologies which are generated through the national Helix programme. Rachel Hicks visited Helix East Anglia in May to discuss the current focuses, including nutrient usage efficiency, wheat blends and endophyte seed treatments. The Helix programme is designed to test out new and developing technologies and concepts that are coming to the market based on small-scale trials, to ascertain the margin over input cost on a farm scale. There are seven Helix farms around the country, including the original National Helix site in Northamptonshire (launched in 2019), which conduct the testing across the differing microclimates of each area. Tom Jewers (pictured above right, with Hutchinsons Helix East Anglia manager, Rob Jewers) of G D Jewers & Son at Wood Hall Farm in Rattlesden hosts Helix East Anglia, where Mr Jewers is able to test new technologies and approaches on his own farm – at no risk to him. G D Jewers is a family-run farm, just shy of 400ha all told. Approximately half is owned, the rest is contract-farmed. Part of the farm is in the Countryside Stewardship MidTier scheme, and has a particular focus on soil health and sustainable crop rotations, which includes extensive use of multi-species cover, catch and companion crops in a direct drilling system. Most of the farm is mediumbodied Hanslope series clay loam, which behaves more like heavy land, so these cover crops are key to improving soil health and resilience. They have also proved invaluable for

facilitating autumn and spring drilling, especially in wet seasons. The farm’s current rotation is fairly long, at 8/9 years. It generally goes winter barley, oilseed rape, two wheats, a spring barley, and then either winter beans or something more “exotic and niche” such as buckwheat, vetch and mustard, as a seed contract crop in order to extend the rotation. Then another wheat, spring barley, winter barley, and back into OSR again. The Helix fields were all scanned into Hutchinsons’ TerraMap, which forms part of the Omnia precision farming system. This allows Tom and Rob to record and assess the soil textural properties and nutritional elements across the various trial fields,

Around 50ha is used for Helix, but this is highly flexible – if Mr Jewers thinks there’s a trial that is worthwhile doing, he will try to fit it in somewhere where possible. This year, the primary focus is nutrient usage efficiency; for example, they are trialling different products which claim to extract nitrogen from the air and help fix it from the air, as well as from the soil – including different seed treatments and foliar treatments, be it bacterias, endophytes, as well as investigating the effects of foliar nitrogen; with the overall aim to reduce spend on nitrogen given the current financial impact as well as with a view to reducing the carbon footprint. These are being tested out against farm standards. Tom is also doing some work on phosphate deficiency, to see if he can improve phosphate uptake – which is a particular issue on the farm at Rattlesden with high salt index sources such as TSP instantly locking up on the farm’s high pH soils. So he and Rob are trying different ways of getting phosphate in the plant more efficiently and economically. They’re also experimenting with blends of cereal varieties, both in terms of whether it impacts on nutrient uptake, and the disease prevention as a result of having different varieties within the same field. The farm also regularly runs trials on different cover crops, as well as the companion cropping in oilseed rape.

NUE and N response Tom and Rob are currently undertaking nitrogen response work in collaboration with Yara – in particular assessing the impact (financial and environmental) of varying nitrogen rates from zero to around 340kg N/ha (with three or four different rates being applied) on Astronomer, which was drilled at the end of September. Various tools such as tissue testing, Yara N-Tester, chlorophyll meter measurements,

grain nutrient analysis and NDVI analysis are being used in this work, alongside thorough crop and yield assessments throughout the season. The work is also examining whether inhibitors affect soil microbiology, by inhibiting the activity of bacteria involved in the nitrogen cycle. A baseline assessment of chemical, physical and biological soil properties was taken at the start of the season and further tests are being done to identify any impact on soil health. A further trial is looking at different nitrogen timings, as Tom Jewers has concerns that in very dry springs, crops are not taking up granular fertiliser efficiently. The traditional granular approach is being trialled against foliar-applied N later in the season and through dry spring weather. Improving phosphate use efficiency is another key area, especially as Hutchinsons grain samplings have shown low/marginal P to be an issue in many crops nationally – although this is often due to plant availability rather than low soil indices, which is where placing fertiliser should help. “Phosphate is easily locked up by calcium, magnesium and aluminium in the soil, which means crops cannot access it,” notes Rob Jewers. “Additionally, triple super phosphate (TSP) has just 10% use efficiency, compared with nitrogen’s 60%.” A separate tramline trial involving Skyscraper is also testing whether a novel endophyte seed treatment, Tiros, could help crops fix nitrogen, sequester phosphate, potassium and zinc, and improve drought tolerance. While results of this are not yet obvious, Tom Jewers said initial observations suggest the tillering and stem thickness are possibly improved – although stem extension had only just begun at that time, so results will be reported later in the year.

Building disease resilience Another focus area is a field-scale trial investigating whether sowing 3-way and 4-way blends of different wheat varieties can improve crop resilience to pests and diseases – spreading the risk from a resistance breakdown perspective. There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence around this, so Tom is considering cutting the fungicides on continued over…

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one field, and using a full programme on the other to see how wheat blends can be used in the future. “Increasing genetic diversity helps us reduce the risk of a disease like rust sweeping across a whole field. The blend should be more resilient, and there may be scope to reduce our input spend,” he says. When it comes to choosing blends, it’s important to choose the varieties carefully – both in terms of the end market, as milling blends are rather niche, whereas the feed market is less fussy; and also looking

ahead to harvest. While varieties may take off at different times, the key is to blend varieties which mature at the same time, and which will be comparable height-wise. As blends don’t come with a thousand grain weight, drilling rates are a slightly unknown quantity. As such, Tom opted to drill at the same seed rate rather than per kg. Hutchinsons is also interested in how using wheat blends can impact on nutrient usage, and will be looking at shoot counts, biomass counts, tissue and sap testing as well as grain analysis to

see what nutrition has been brought through into the grain. The wheat blends were sown on 14th October. No T0 was applied, just some PGR, and it received a litre of Revystar at T1 as septoria was apparent over the winter and one area Tom says he never skimps on is disease control at T1. In his opinion, if you can control the disease at T1, you can earn the right to cut back at T2 if the weather is conducive to it – but doing the same at the T1 timing is far more risky.

OSR pest issues This year, the farm has experienced significant OSR pest issues, with the crop having really suffered from larval damage. But it’s not been cabbage stem flea beetle; to Mr Jewers’ surprise, it has been caused by rape winter stem weevil – a pest he hadn’t really come across before, which appears to have come down from Scotland. It absolutely devastated some of the winter OSR, to the point where he has pulled up 9ha this spring, and reseeded it with

spring OSR in the hope he can take advantage of the current commodity price. To him, this is a real concern for the future, as it’s not a pest which is very apparent in the autumn – they tend to stay in the petiole, but Mr Jewers believes the pigeons, which have also been causing a significant problem, have driven the larvae into the centre stem where the pigeons have taken off the outer leaves, and this has caused the greatest damage. Where there has been no pigeon problem, the larvae have stayed in the outer petioles and haven’t really caused much of an issue. Last year, G D Jewers & Son grew buckwheat as well as some phacelia on a seed contract for local company, Walnes Seeds, which Mr Jewers says they’ll be doing again this year. They’ll also be trying vetch alongside mustard, using the mustard as a sort of trellis to support the vetch which has a habit of going flat, making it difficult to combine. A small area of this will be trialled to see how it goes, as it’s becoming more and more difficult to get hold of these types of cover crops varieties in the UK particularly with the current issues in Ukraine and Russia. FG

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a new dawn for weed control, we cannot forget all we’ve learned in recent decades about the role and importance of cultural and nonchemical controls,” continues, Mr Dennis. “No matter how good a product is, it will never be the sole solution for a grassweed problem.” As part of the regulatory approval submission, Luximo has been tested against black-grass with known resistance to Atlantis (mesosulfuron and iodosulfuron). Across 77 populations known to harbour resistance, Luximo continued to offer excellent control. “Black-grass populations have never been exposed to this mode of action and we haven’t been able to detect any level of insensitivity. However, resistance is a complex world with a diverse set of mechanisms, so to protect both the efficacy and longevity of Luximo, growers should maintain their cultural control strategies, including methods such as stale seedbeds, diverse rotations and the use of different modes of action within a programme.” If approved, Luximo will be sold in combination with other pre-emergence chemistry and the application advice is likely to mirror that of other residual herbicides. “Application for early post-emergence, is only for those awful autumns where the weather closes in and prevents a true pre-emergence application where it works best,” says Mr Kevis. “As well as timing, optimising Luximo’s efficacy will also include ensuring applications are made to fine, firm seedbeds and that seed is well covered.” FG

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Arable can be almost as well suited to later-sowing as one of our most rapid developers, DK Exsteel,” observes Mr Williams. “This flexibility is a particular feather in its cap where harvest delays or the conditions prevent the crop being sown as early as planned. “We find it doesn’t take-off too early in the spring either, making it especially winter hardy. When it does start to extend, though, a fast speed of spring development continues to stand it in good stead in growing away from challenges and developing a well-branched canopy with a great depth of flowering.”

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Benchmark in stress tolerance set by latest OSR hybrid Outstanding tolerance to key environmental stresses and the ideal characteristics for early sowing plus the flexibility to drill well into September are the attractive promises of Bayer’s latest Dekalb hybrid, to be unveiled at the Cereals Event. In addition to excellent foliar disease and TuYV resistance, the high oil, high agronomic merit RL candidate, DK Expose, is highly resistant to lodging with very stiff stems, says Bayer; adding that trials also show it to be noticeably more efficient in its nitrogen use than other top-performing hybrids. Proven pod shatter resistance further allows growers to make the most of its particular ability to stay green and accumulate yield over an extended period, by delaying desiccation until optimum whole canopy ripeness without significantly increasing the risk of seed loss. “We entered DK Expose into National List trials having seen it convincingly top our 51-site pan-European trial set,” explains Dekalb breeder, Matthew Clarke. “A completely untreated yield of 4.33t/ ha stood out at 107% of the control mean. And, unusually, it performed equally strongly under the continental climates of Germany and France, the ultra-continental climates of Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, and the more maritime conditions of the UK, Denmark and Sweden. “This gives us great confidence that the variety is as tolerant as it can be to a broad range of environmental stresses – including winter cold and summer drought, as well as disease and viral pressures beyond those to which it carries known resistance.”

Later to mature Being later maturing than many varieties, DK Expose is at a marked disadvantage in official UK trials – many of which are harvested too early to allow it to express its full potential. Even so, its gross output across all the sites averaged 106% of the control mean in NL1 and 105% in NL2 last season.

While these ratings were far from exceptional among the entries, Mr Clarke points out that in both trial sets, the variety was in the top three for its performance in the later-harvested half of the sites. Average gross output ratings of 111% and 108% respectively here indicate that its performance potential is as good as the best of the current RL candidates. As well as the full set of major yieldprotecting traits, a good degree of DK Expose’s performance reliability comes from its growth habit, suggests Bayer technical specialist, Richard Williams, who co-ordinates all the UK Dekalb trial work. “DK Expose stands out as one of the most suitable varieties for early August sowing,” he reports. “Like all EX varieties, it carries the Dekalb vigorous establishment trait to get it out of the blocks quickly. “Alongside the strong disease and viral resistance and standing power important for earlier sowing, its rapid early speed of leaf development gives the variety an important edge in growing away from cabbage stem flea beetle, poor seedbeds and other early challenges. “A more restrained subsequent growth habit than many hybrids, though, makes it far less likely to get too forward ahead of winter and cause the sort of canopy issues that can badly compromise performance. “Even this season where conditions led to some seriously over-developed crops with vulnerably high growing points before Christmas, DK Expose’s Development Before Winter (DBW) score in our field-scale trials was good but not excessive from early August sowing. “Reasonable DBW scores from sowing in the second week of September also show the variety

Another valuable element of DK Expose’s flexibility and reliability is evident in recent Dekalb restricted nitrogen screening trials. Four TuYV resistant varieties tested at two sites last season showed an average gross output reduction of just under a quarter of tonne/ha when spring nitrogen applications were reduced from 180kg/ha to 140kg/ha. At just 0.11t/ha, the new variety lost less than half this average and a quarter the 0.44kg/ha lost by the least nitrogen-resilient variety. Mr Williams notes that an average gross output of 4.63t/ha and 4.52t/ha under the two nitrogen regimes shows DK Expose is no slouch in performance terms, calculating that its superior nitrogen use efficiency offers very valuable margin gains from input economies at current fertiliser and rapeseed values. More than this, it suggests the variety is able to better cope with conditions in which nitrogen availability is restricted by drought or other environmental stresses. Which may well be part of the reason it performs so well across so many different climates. “We only bring forward varieties we are confident have the underlying genetic strength to perform consistently well in their particular environments,” insists Mr Clarke. “This all-round tolerance is as much a result of testing them completely untreated under a range of high-stress conditions, as it is about the major traits we breed into them. “With seasons becoming increasingly unpredictable, we see the sort of stress tolerance being shown by DK Expose as especially valuable in helping to minimise the risk of oilseed rape production.” FG

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Unique twin hopper offers versatile cover crop planting Nigel Bullock of Bullock Tillage is pictured with the T15 Twin Hopper Air Seeder at Lamma 2022 in May.

For many years, Bullock Tillage has been using trial plots at its farm in Worcestershire to research crop rotations, planting techniques, cover crops, crop residue management and cultivation techniques, in order to develop products which farmers really need. Interest in cover crops is increasing amongst farmers as a means of fixing nitrogen and

increasing soil organic matter, and often this can be made up with a five-way seed mixture for the most benefit. At Lamma 2022, Bullock Tillage introduced its new T15 Twin Hopper Air Seeder, which is unique to the market as its twin hopper configuration allows operators to plant different types and sizes of seed at varying rates and at multiple sowing depths – all controlled from one in-cab control box. Each 120-litre hopper has an option of 5–9 outlets, with three sizes of rotor for different seed size. Spreader plates and 25m of pipe come as standard. The fan is driven by a hydraulic motor for maximum air capacity, at 40-litres/min. For more information, get in touch with Bullock Tillage directly. You can also keep up-to-date with Bullock Tillage’s on-farm trials via the company’s website. FG

A new chitting tray system designed and developed by Tom Neat, managing director of Techneat Engineering, and Staffordshire-based potato producer Sam Daw, has successfully completed several on-farm trials this spring, following its initial launch at last year’s British Potato Event. With a strong steel frame, galvanised to resist corrosion, the new chitting trays are specifically designed to reduce labour and tuber damage. Each tray is robustly designed and capable of holding up to 125kg of potatoes. The trays are easier to stack than traditional wooden trays with integral fork locators for easier handling and can be stacked up to four high, assuming the size of a 1t box. The semi-translucent, smooth moulded plastic trays have excellent light transmission and are designed to aid the perfect chit. Commenting on the trial results, Techneat technical support manager for Techneat, James English, confirmed: “All

the new trays are made at our Cambridgeshire factory using durable plastic and steel with a 25-year galvanised finish. The excellent build quality should ensure they out-perform traditional wooden trays. Techneat Engineering continues to work closely with potato producers and farmers to develop new equipment and to fill gaps in the market where recognised.” FG


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Thinking ‘smart’ with sugar beet weed control The opportunity to improve the profitability of the rotation proved all the motivation grower John Benton needed to adopt the Conviso Smart sugar beet system. Across 1,413ha of arable cropping at Billockby Farms near Acle, Norfolk, the rotation is based around potatoes – but there is a sizeable parcel of land where sugar beet was simply not a cropping option because of a historic weed beet problem. “It has not been possible to grow sugar beet on this area of land for at least 15 years. Until the launch of the Conviso Smart system, the only viable break crop was vining peas,” says Mr Benton. “The land is surrounded by woodland and when we have tried oilseed rape in the past it has suffered intolerable damage by pigeons over the winter months. The margin from vining peas has been poor for several years so the opportunity to grow sugar beet again is welcome,” he adds. The 2022 season will be his second with Conviso Smart. As part of a series of trials organised by breeder KWS, Billockby Farms serves as the demonstration crop for the Cantley factory area. The trials largely focus on the performance of the dedicated herbicide, Conviso One (foramsulfuron + thiebencarbazone-methyl) in comparison with a standard programme built around Betanal Tandem (phenmedipham + ethofumesate) and Goltix 70SC (metamitron) across four 2.5ha plots. • Plot 1: Farm standard programme comprising three sprays of: Betanal Tandem + Goltix + oil and Debut (trifulsulfuron-methyl) where needed • Plot 2: Betanal Tandem + Goltix f/b Conviso One • Plot 3: Conviso One • Plot 4: Conviso One f/b metamitron, with phenmedipham if needed. The weed control has been noteworthy,

observes Mr Benton. “The Conviso One herbicide did a very good job. The residual component may have been aided by it being a wet year, but the control of fat-hen and other germinating weeds was impressive,” he says. As good as the weed control achieved was, there were instances where a few weeds crept through. “It may be a reflection of the season, but we had a few instances where field speedwell and groundsel came through it. These are not yieldrobbing weeds, but their presence was obvious.” Spray timing was based on fat-hen at four true leaves, as advised by KWS and Bayer. “The timing suits us but what is more important is the flexibility to spray during the day when it is most convenient or when conditions are best. The crop safety of the herbicide is excellent. You could see to the row which plants had received Conviso One and which hadn’t,” he says. “Within a few weeks, however, the crop receiving standard herbicides had recovered and there was no evidence to suggest that the better crop safety of the Conviso One translated into a yield advantage. Whether that is true this year with the anticipated aphid pressure remains to be seen,” he adds. Come harvest, and the Conviso Smart crop yielded largely as expected at 5% less than the classic beet grown near-by. “The yield difference was in line with what KWS said and as is reported by the BBRO so there were no surprises,” says Mr Benton. While he concedes that Conviso Smart is yet to replace the classic beet across the farm, he remains of the opinion that the proposition of a single pass herbicide system holds great appeal. “We had hoped to adopt the Conviso Smart

system following our first-year experience. This would simplify our system and ease the sprayer workload. I am still to be convinced that we can achieve this largely because we still need to make a separate spray pass for volunteer potatoes and the farm’s standard herbicide programme works out to be a little cheaper,” he says. The difference in system costs largely comes down to the ease with which the weed burden can be controlled and the expense at which it is achieved. In a typical year, three sprays of Betanal Tandem + metamitron + oil are the minimum. In some situations, the use of Debut is required, and where volunteer potatoes are present, Dow Shield (clopyralid) is applied. “The combined seed and herbicide costs of the Conviso Smart system, including a separate spray for volunteer potatoes, comes to about £473/ha after adjusting for a seed rate of 1.15 units/ha. This is about £15/ha more than comparable spend in the classic beet comprising seed and three passes of phenmedipham + metamitron + oil and a spray of Dow Shield.” Of the 260ha of sugar beet sown in 2022, 65ha will be Conviso Smart (including the 10ha as part of the KWS trial). The herbicide strategy will again seek to compare Conviso One with the farm standard. The KWS trial will follow a similar programme to past seasons, but the farm’s own crop has received a pre-emergence herbicide as an additional measure to afford some flexibility with the timing of Conviso One application. “In many respects I am pro-Conviso,” says Mr Benton. “The varieties perform well and show good vigour and it is clear that standard herbicides, even at low doses, check crop growth. On the other hand, the yield penalty is 5% and the system costs more than we otherwise spend. If our classic beet were to require rogueing, tractor hoeing or a pass with a weed wiper, then the difference would be considerably smaller,” he says. FG

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Focus on on-farm security and performance reflected in new sugar beet recommendations Limagrain UK has added two exciting sugar beet varieties to the BBRO 2023 Recommended List. the market place.” BTS 3610 has a flexible drilling window, suitable for both the earlier and normal drilling dates and is rhizomania tolerant. In summary, BTS 3610 is a desirable all-round performer, says Mr Granger. “A high yielding and high sugar producing variety combined with favourable agronomic characteristics, such as low bolting and good disease resistance.”

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The company says these two very different varieties reflect the breadth of the Betaseed breeding approach of producing varieties that today’s growers are looking for, offering good security for on-farm performance. BTS 3610 offers a strong all-round package for delivering on-farm performance through a combination of a competitive yield, a high sugar content and good disease resistance. BTS Smart 9485 is the highest yielding ALS herbicide resistant variety – a step up over current ALS genetics. “Whilst BTS 3610 sits in the pack for top yielders at 101.6% (adjusted tonnes), and has one of the highest sugar contents of 17.3%, this variety is about more than just yields,” says Limagrain UK arable technical manager, Ron Granger (pictured).

All-round performer “We know that growers are increasingly looking for on-farm security in the varieties they choose to grow, and to offer this, a variety must have the right combination of agronomics and a robust disease resistance profile,” comments Mr Granger. With BTS 3610, this is exactly what is on offer; BTS 3610 has a very good disease resistance package with a rating of 5.9 for rust, 5.3 for powdery mildew and a 6.6 for cercospora. “This robust disease resistance package is backed up by its high untreated yield of 101.2% in trials – demonstrating breeders focus on producing more resilient varieties for

BTS Smart 9485 is Betaseed’s first Smart herbicide resistant variety and is the highest yielding variety in this specialist category. “Its yields of 96% are very encouraging for an ALS resistant variety where there has been a bit of yield lag to date, and reflects an improvement over current ALS genetics, which will be welcome news for growers in this category,” says Mr Granger. “It has solid on-farm characteristics with good bolting resistance. When sown in the early drilled slot before 5th March, it has 2,327 bolters, and 0 in the normal sowing slot.” “BTS Smart 9485 also offers a good disease resistance profile with a 4.9 for rust, 5.9 for powdery mildew and 6 for Cercospora. Again, an improvement over previous varieties that were on the List last season in this category,” he says. In summary, BTS Smart 9485 raises the yield performance of ALS herbicide resistant varieties, along with the desirable characters of low bolting and good disease resistance.

– and also as the highest yielding variety in untreated trials at 106.5%, really proves the quality of the genetics behind the variety,” says Mr Granger. However, BTS 1915 is not just about high yields, he continues. “We recognise that varieties also need to establish well, have good bolting tolerance and robust disease resistance to succeed.”

BTS 1915 does have a good disease resistance profile but is not a variety to be considered for the early drilling situation, therefore is unsuitable for sowing before midMarch, points out Mr Granger. “We recommend the variety for the normal to late sowing period – mid-March onwards, which for the majority of growers is the mean average drilling date on farm.” FG

Summary of Limagrain UK varieties Bred by Betaseed, the Limagrain UK portfolio offers varieties to suit a range of situations and requirements. BTS 1915: The highest yielding variety available; suitable for sowing mid-March onwards; good disease resistance. BTS 3020: The lowest bolting variety available; suitable for growers targeting the earlier drilling situation; offering security from high sugar content and very good disease resistance; suitable for late lifting. BTS 5770: Security in disease resistance; suitable for early and Normal drilling dates; high sugar content with excellent disease resistance profile; suitable for late lifting. BTS 3610: Desirable all-round performer; higher yield performance combined with the desirable agronomic characters of low bolting and good disease resistance. BTS Smart 9485: The best ALS herbicide package; raising yield performance combined with the desirable agronomic characters of low bolting and good disease resistance.

Highest yields for third year running The highest yielding variety on the Recommended List, BTS 1915 keeps its lead for the third year running at 107.1%. “BTS 1915 is once again showing its ability to hold onto its exceptional yields across a range of locations and situations.” “The consistency of performance of BTS 1915 over 5 years is quite remarkable, and should give growers the reassurance that they are looking for when considering what variety to grow this year.” “This significant yield advantage over any other variety on the RL

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Will copper and sulphur have activity on Cercospora beticola (leaf spot) in UK beet crops? According to UPL’s UK and Ireland national influencer, Pamela Chambers, recent seasons have seen increasing questions asked about how to control Cercospora beticola in beet crops in the UK. The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) provides essential information on cercospora on its website,, and in the Sugar Beet Reference Book (published 2022). Currently, the levels of cercospora seen in the UK beet crop are not as ‘scary’ as those experienced in the USA and southern European

countries when looked at as an overall % of crop affected and economic impact on a yearly basis. However, that information is not comforting if you are one of the growers who have seen high levels of cercospora in your crop. The image shows how devastating the crop can be when all conditions are conducive for the disease to ‘take off ’.

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Graph: UPL, Italy – Cercospora beticola in sugar beet.


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Conventional fungicides applied to the beet crop have historically provided adequate control of cercospora, but there is increasing concern about resistance, which has been confirmed in the UK to strobilurin fungicides. Apart from sulphur (Thiopron) a ‘multi-site’ all the currently approved fungicides for use in UK beet crops exhibit a ‘single site’ mode of action which makes them a high/medium risk to resistance developing. In Italy ‘single’ site chemistry is no longer an option for use in beet crops and control of cercospora is dependent on copper and sulphur containing products. Graph 1 shows results from a UPL trial in Italy (2021) – a relatively low cercospora year, but untreated plots still exhibiting 42% leaf loss. All treated plots started with an initial spray of Thiopron and a basic copper sulphate and then were sprayed at two-week intervals. UPL Europe Ltd (UPL) is trialling FFZ05 (copper + sulphur formulation) in the UK. As single site chemistry still gives some

Cercospora beticola, East Anglia 2017 (R.Naude).

control of cercospora in the UK it is envisaged that FFZ05 will be used in tank mix with ‘single site’ chemistry. Apart from the control of cercospora the use of copper and sulphur will help protect the longevity of single site chemistry. Copper is not approved as a fungicide on any beet crop in the UK but, when used as a foliar nutrient, it can give incidental control of cercospora. Currently no sulphur products are approved for use as a fungicide on fodder beet and red beet in the UK, but an EAMU application is underway. Thiopron (825g/litre sulphur) and Microthiol Special (800g/litre sulphur) are approved for fungicidal use in sugar beet. FG

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Seed treatments: Meeting early nutrient demand While nitrogen is the current focus of attention due to its record prices and supply issues, it’s important that other key nutrients are not overlooked, especially when it comes to crop establishment.

Treated spring barley with Fielder (UK) Ltd's Kick-Off on the left, showing stronger root development than untreated on the right.

Seed treatments are an effective way of ensuring the early nutrient demand of emerging crops is met, boosting root strength and allowing the crop to grow away from the various pests and diseases which can be particularly detrimental to early growth during the autumn.

Importance of phosphate Plant-available phosphate is particularly important during establishment. According to Yara’s agronomy operations manager, Natalie Wood (pictured): “Phosphate has a role in the development of shoots and in particular roots and this is why a sufficient supply is key in the early stages of a crop’s life – establishing that root network in order to access water and other nutrients. Generally, the level of P required at this early stage is low, an Index 1 or above soil will supply enough to the seed for it to establish. “However, cool soil temperatures will adversely affect phosphorus availability more than any other nutrient and with many growers considering delaying drilling,

particularly for blackgrass control, these later drilled crops are more likely to suffer from low P availability. It is therefore essential that nutrients are in the right place at the right time through targeted fertiliser application. “If you want peace of mind, then placing a small amount of P at drilling means it is where the seed needs it and it can easily access it. The best option is to use a phosphate seed dressing such as YaraVita Glytrel MnP, which contains both phosphate and manganese. As mentioned, P is important for root growth, whereas manganese helps the germinating seed defend against diseases. “This combination means that there is a supply of phosphate directly on the seed and therefore will be immediately available to the plant once germinated with some added natural defence. “A seed treatment combining Mn and P helps crops develop a stronger root system from the beginning. These crops will then be in a better position to absorb all continued over…


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Crop establishment much further ahead in an oat field treated with Kick-Off (right) vs the untreated field.

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available nutrients throughout the spring, making up for lost time due to late drilling. In recent trials, cereals treated with YaraVita Glytrel MnP showed an 18% increase in root weight/ surface area, and a 24% increase in root tip numbers. Similarly, in oilseeds a recent trial found that plant numbers doubled and root weights were over 4.5 times more in the treated side of the field than the untreated. Therefore, the plants with more roots are better able to access resources and, as a result, established far better than the plants without the seed treatment.

Manganese deficiency Manganese (Mn) is an important micronutrient for plant growth and development and sustains metabolic roles within different plant cell compartments. Mn deficiency is a widespread plant nutritional disorder in dry, wellaerated and calcareous soils, as well as in soils containing high amounts of organic matter, where bio-availability of Mn can decrease far below the level that is required for normal plant growth. The impact of Mn deficiencies on these crops includes reduced dry matter production and yield, weaker structural resistance against pathogens and a reduced tolerance to drought and heat stress. Manganese has a relatively low phloem mobility in plants, and as a result, typical yellowed leaf symptoms of Mn deficiency first develop in younger leaves. Fielder (UK) Ltd offers four different manganese seed treatment options, which it sells to seed merchants: straight manganese (Manganese Solo ST), manganese plus copper

(Manganese Duo Copper), manganese plus zinc (Manganese Duo Zinc), and manganese plus both zinc and copper (Manganese Trio), which the company says help to develop a stronger plant which is better able to overcome a host of establishment and growth dangers. Manganese Solo ST is formulated in the sulphate form, which is known to ensure seed safety and speedy uptake by the germinating seed. This 15% formulation (applied on cereals at 4-litres/ha) provides sufficient manganese to assist in crop establishment and early development in those manganese deficient soils. Easy and safe to apply, it can also be used in conjunction with other essential seed treatments. Manganese Duo contains all the benefits received from the Manganese Solo ST, but additionally includes either copper or zinc, with these providing benefits to the young seed where soils may be low in these nutrients. Copper deficiencies often occur in sandy/ peaty soils which are also low in manganese. Also, zinc is vital in helping early root development. Additional benefits of the Manganese Duo seed treatments include: • Prevents early leaf chlorosis. Zinc is vital for vigorous root development – hence better establishment and earlier development for stronger plants • Copper-deficient soils are usually linked to manganese-deficient soils • Product differentiation • Manganese Trio obviously offers the benefits of both Duo options in one. Another seed treatment developed

by Fielder is Kick-Off – which is the company’s best-selling plant growth biostimulant. Applied directly to the seed prior to drilling, Kick-off provides a generous complex of phosphate, phosphite, zinc and manganese, plus potassium and nitrogen, as well as amino acids – the ideal nutrient base to encourage speedy emergence and rapid root development. According to Fielder, the key

features of Kick-Off are: • Encourages greater root growth • More even crop establishment • Improves plant health • Reduces plant stress • Maximises nutrient efficiency • Improves winter hardiness and drought tolerance • Enhances the activity of the plant’s dynamic defence system • Increases yield potential • Fully miscible with all fungicide and insecticide seed treatments. FG

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Farm-saved seed: The reliable option in difficult times According to Premier Seed Services Ltd – which offers mobile seed processing as well as being a manufacturer of seed processing equipment – in a year where the cost of fertiliser is at an all-time high, when C2 prices are almost at the price of C1, and all other farm inputs are on the rise, it might seem like massively increased costs for everything are unavoidable. However, that needn’t be the case. If the concept of home-saving your own crop is new to you, then now is the perfect year to take that leap. Properly processed farm-saved seed delivers steady, reliable value even in a good year, and is therefore a great way of reducing overheads in a challenging period, without compromising on quality.

Farm-saved seed delivers peace of mind by putting growers back in control over the quality of the seed in the bag, the type of seed treatment applied and when their seed is ready in the barn. Gravity separation delivers the highest thousand grain weight seed available, giving growers confidence that they are getting the boldest seed in the bag. Choice over seed treatments enables a targeted approach to actives, as well as offering the option of re-clean-only seed. With farm saved seed, the mobile comes to your farm to process, so there is no waiting for late seed, and provenance is unquestionable. In challenging times such as these, Premier Seed Services Ltd reckons using farm-saved seed has never made more sense. FG

Borealis L.A.T continues to be proud of its ability to support and supply its Granular AN 33.5 N to farmers throughout the UK and Europe. The company says it is recognised for its superior quality, impressive spreading capabilities and agronomic benefits, and that Borealis L.A.T Granular AN 33.5 N is acknowledged as a premium nitrate fertiliser. To complement MyPremian, Borealis L.A.T offers a selection of nitrogen sulphur grades and straight calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) under the MyNitras brand. MyNitras products benefit from the same qualities as MyPremian and, in doing so, provide consistency to the grower from straight nitrogen right through to nitrogen sulphur, the company claims. UK & Ireland sales manager, Tom Holt, comments: “The decision growers make today in sourcing and choosing the right form of nitrogen is such an important consideration. The Borealis L.A.T product portfolio of MyPremian and MyNitras

are perfectly suited to meet UK growers’ demands. “Both products have fantastic bulk densities allowing them to be spread, with complete confidence, at widths of 36m and beyond. Furthermore, our plant locations in France allow quick and direct access to the UK market through our preferred distribution routes all year round.” MyPremian and MyNitras are available throughout the UK via a network of strategically selected distributors. For further information visit FG


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Save £184/ha using seed treatment in second wheats New trials data shows that using Latitude seed treatment in second wheat can offset the yield impact of reducing expensive nitrogen inputs and potentially save growers £184/ha.

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In 2018, the European Commission warned Germany about its excessive nitrate pollution from agricultural sources in its waters, leading to a strengthening of rules around fertiliser use. In response, much research work has been undertaken to help growers reduce nitrogen inputs to protect the environment, with as little impact on yield as possible. One such trials series was carried out by Certis Europe, which set up split field experiments over four seasons between 2018 and 2021 in nitrogenhungry crops of second wheat. The trials compared a standard nitrogen input approach with no Latitude seed treatment, against a Latitude-treated crop where 40kg/ha less N than standard was applied. Certis UK’s seed treatment portfolio manager, Tim Eaton (pictured), said that although there was some variation between seasons, the average yield lift from using Latitude over untreated – despite less N being applied fertiliser – was 0.38t/ ha over the four years. “The reason you are seeing that yield benefit is because Latitude is

reducing take-all infection of roots, so they can function much better and optimal nitrogen uptake is maintained. “In a normal season, this wouldn’t be discussion point, but with nitrogen prices where they are, growers will be thinking about reducing N inputs and Latitude can help with that in second and third cereals,” he added. Mr Eaton said using the Certis Cost Benefit Calculator on the company’s website, the potential rewards for using Latitude at current wheat prices, combined with fertiliser cost saving on 40kg/ha, strengthens the case for its use. Feed wheat is currently trading at £310/t, so a yield lift of 0.38t/ha from using Latitude costing £31/ha would return about £87/ha. Ammonium nitrate (34.5% N) now costs about £840/t (£2.43/kg N), so applying 40kg/ha less would save £97.20/ha. “That leaves the grower with a net benefit of about £184/ha. Although many second or third wheat growers will already be using Latitude, it will certainly help reassure them of its cost effectiveness when preparing nutrition plans this winter,” Mr Eaton said. FG

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Why sow anything other than the best seed that you can? Most farmers will use a combination of certified seed and farm-saved seed to help keep their seed costs down and help manage the cash-flow – so ensure your farm-saved seed is properly graded and treated before you drill it. Trials done over many years, on many crop types, have shown that big, wellgraded, correctly treated seed, will give you the best chance of getting a good crop establishment. Seed

straight off the combine sometimes looks almost good enough to sow, but closer inspection nearly always reveals a significant amount of chaff, bits of straw, small seed and broken or

pest-damaged seed. It is also usually quite easy to find various weed seeds that have somehow escaped the weed control programme. It is likely that at least some of

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Root-boosting fungicide seed treatment could hold extra appeal with fertiliser costs As high prices put pressure on cereal growers to get the most out of fertiliser, a seed treatment that both controls disease and boosts rooting could hold particular appeal, says Syngenta’s Dr Jonathan Ronksley. Do not underestimate the need to protect cereal seed with a seed treatment, says Syngenta field technical manager, Dr Jonathan Ronksley. By reducing the impact of seedborne or soil-borne diseases, he says a fungicide seed treatment helps to maximise crop establishment and lay the foundations for crop yield and quality. But as fertilisers have spiralled upwards in price, and growers look to get the most from them, he says interest in improving rooting to help crops gain better access to soil nutrients has increased. So a cereal seed treatment that not only reduces disease, but that has also been shown to improve root growth, is an attractive option, he suggests. “A fungicide seed treatment is applied first and foremost to reduce disease,” says Dr Ronksley. “For example, Microdochium nivale, which is estimated to be present in a third of British soils, can severely reduce cereal establishment if not adequately controlled. Additionally, there are diseases such as leaf stripe in barley which have been kept at bay by seed treatments for years, but are at risk of increasing if appropriate seed treatments are omitted. “With these and other diseases in mind, the case for a fungicide seed treatment is compelling. But if that same seed treatment also boosts rooting, there is an added reason for considering it,” he adds.

Approval across a range of diseases Pointing to the seed treatment Vibrance Duo, Dr Ronksley says not only does this control seed-borne Microdochium nivale – with winter wheat trial results last year suggesting an extra 0.45t/ ha over untreated seed and an extra 0.23 and 0.27t/ ha over two other seed treatments in a microdochium situation – it also has approval against a range of other seed-related diseases. He says these include various diseases in winter and spring wheat, in winter and spring barley – including leaf stripe – and in winter triticale, spring oats and winter rye. In addition, Vibrance Duo comes backed-up by a huge volume of data showing substantial improvements in root growth in several of these crops, he stresses. “As a topical example, results this year have shown that Vibrance Duo boosted root weight of the popular winter wheat variety Gleam by 60% over untreated. It also boosted root length of November-drilled SY Insitor – which is being evaluated as a vigorousrooting winter wheat – by 85% compared with an alternative seed treatment. And in independent work this year, it has also given increases in root volume and root surface area. “If you can improve root growth, it follows that a crop should be better equipped to scavenge for soil nutrients and moisture. Indeed, increasing rooting depth by just 1cm would enable a crop to access an extra 130t of soil per hectare, based on an average

soil bulk density of 1.3t/m3. “Well-rooted crops are also potentially more resilient to the effects of uncertain weather. On light land, which is often drought-prone, we have seen a 38% improvement in green leaf area from Vibrance Duo-treated seed compared with an alternative seed treatment, and a 0.34t/ha yield increase.”

Root growth in barley As well as rooting improvements in winter wheat, Dr Ronksley says root growth improvements have also been seen in winter and spring barley. “In winter barley tray tests, a Vibrance Duo-based seed treatment has given as much as a 120% increase in rooting over an alternative seed treatment on a loam soil in a high rainfall situation. This is interesting, because high rainfall is normally associated with reduced rooting, since roots don’t have to reach out for moisture. “In field trial comparisons across a range of winter barley varieties, we saw an average increase in rooting over an alternative seed treatment of around 50% two seasons ago and around 30% last season. We have also repeatedly seen yield increases in winter barley with Vibrance Duo. And as well as assessing Vibrance Duo on conventional winter barley seed, we have looked at its benefits on hybrid barley. “Hybrid barley is already known for producing vigorous roots due to its hybrid vigour, but Vibrance Duo has still improved hybrid barley root growth, for example producing a 36% increase in rooting and a 0.77 t/ha increase in yield over an alternative

seed treatment in hybrid SY Kingsbarn.” Dr Ronksley says Vibrance Duo can be used on most types of winter and spring barley seed, but cannot be used on barley seed crops grown for certified seed production. In high-risk loose smut situations in barley – for example, untested or loose smutinfected farm-saved seed, or when planning to farm-save seed – he says it should be used with a loose smutactive seed treatment partner. “In these times of high fertiliser prices when you need the best access soil nutrients, if you can combine Vibrance Duo with a vigorous-rooting variety then to me that makes a lot of sense. In winter wheat trials over nine years from 2013 to 2021 and over 132 sites, Vibrance Duo gave a 6:1 return on investment.” FG


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Regenerative Agriculture Tailoring to soil type

Benchmarking essential to beat ongoing volatility Knowing that farm security was about more than just producing high yielding crops, Andrew Ward set about benchmarking every part of his business several seasons ago. Now he and his team of Ruben Sampson and Tom Hyland are going a stage further with a carbon audit with the NFU. To describe the audit as extensive is probably an understatement. It covers every aspect of crop production, energy use and generation on the farm and carbon capture. As a result, the team know every tree and its approximate age and that they have 23km of mature hedgerow. This might appear excessive, but according to the experts, younger trees absorb more carbon than older, more established ones. It’s a lot of work but worth doing, suggests Andrew. That is because he has to future proof the farm against further volatility and shocks to the system. When Andrew started benchmarking the business, it clarified where he was spending his money – particularly the investment in fertiliser and fuel. With crude oil so exposed to global politics, it was an obvious point to limit risk. One way Andrew is trying to reduce fuel is through direct drilling. Inversion tillage methods using various combinations of Simba Solo, Freeflow drill Cultipress and Great Plains X-Press for winter wheat

Another ongoing trial at the farm is the use of cover crops. For the last seven years, a field has been put aside to look at various establishment methods. It is work in progress – they have seen an improvement in soil structure but also seen some crop failures. What they have learnt is that direct drilling cover crops and cash crops does not work on their difficult clay soils. “We’ve found we need to create a friable tilth when establishing the cover crop so the spring cash crop can be successfully direct drilled,” notes Andrew. The team also trialled various fertiliser regimes and a reduced pass. The results do add weight to the possibility of reducing N rates in winter wheat without a yield penalty. Of a number of programmes, including those with inhibitors, the best yields were achieved by a total dose of 140kg/N/ha over two splits with no inhibitor. It is one season so more data is needed but it shows what might be possible with continuous wheats. There’s also a much more tailored approach to nutrition. Over recent years N-min testing has increased, as has work to look at the value of widened rotation. This now includes

nitrogen fixing crops like spring beans and the team reckon this could equate to 50kg/N/ha in some seasons. Like many, Andrew is looking ahead to next season, so any savings in applied N this season could be welcome next. Another aim is to keep a lid on fungicide spend. Last year he typically spent £115/ha through a four-spray programme. A 0.8-litres/ ha dose of generic tebuconazole at the T0 allowed for Xpro and Inatreq technology to be employed at the key timings. Their focus is on getting all four spray timings ‘spot on’. “We take great care to get our timings right and optimise coverage of the target leaf. Fungicides work best as protectants and this gives us more choices with products and rates. If you are forced into curative products then you’ll pay a premium and you’ll never fully rectify the situation,” says Tom. They’ve also been re-thinking variety choice. Shabras has been added to the wheat variety list due to its light land performance, suitability as a second wheat and septoria rating. “It will help us improve our spray planning. We can target fields by those under greater pressure or reaching leaf emergence first,” he adds. FG

establishment last season used a respectable amount of fuel. In some cases, over 40-litres/ha. That is significantly higher than his direct drilling system of the Freeflow followed by a roll. Here, fuel use was just 16.1-litres/ha. Drilling the cover crop burnt around the same amount but still significantly better than the inversion approach. Andrew reckons he can do about 40% of his area this way, but something else is needed for the heavier soils. To evaluate this, he hosted a direct drilling day earlier season in conjunction with Agrii (see pages 43–45, which compared 10 different drills. The idea is not just to reduce fuel use, but also to assess soil, environmental and carbon benefits. However, they do believe some level of inversion tillage will be needed – possibly 25% of their land being done this way per season. The day also allowed the team to trial strip, disc and tine direct drills on their heavy clays soils to see which works best. This will conclude with yield comparisons for each come harvest.

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Host farmer, Andrew Ward, explains the challenges he faces when establishing autumn crops by direct drilling into stale seedbeds. The Case IH Quadtrac and the Simba Freeflow drill are used to direct drill by the farm, but the elderly drill is prone to blocking in the autumn due to the presence of high straw volumes and trash.

Direct drill comparison event creates considerable interest A direct drilling demonstration organised by Agrii in conjunction with a Lincolnshire farmer in early April attracted visitors from across the Eastern Counties. David Williams was there. The event was more of a trial than a demonstration, as each of the drills was planting spring barley in allocated plots in the same field on the 650ha heavy land farm at Leadenham, near Grantham. Andrew Ward, who trades as Roy Ward (Farms) Ltd, is considering purchasing a specialist drill for autumn direct-drilling on his challenging land, and crops drilled on the demonstration day will be monitored through the growing season and yields will be compared at harvest – allowing a factbased buying decision to be made.

Difficult soils Andrew is very active on social media, and he said that many of those who attended the drilling day had been surprised by his challenging soils. “I receive a lot of comments from farmers who believe that our soils are not as challenging as I make out, but a lot of the demonstration day visitors commented afterwards that after seeing the drills at work, they appreciated the difficulties we face. We have some lighter soils, but most are like the demonstration site.”

Open to different designs An elderly Simba Freeflow is the farm’s main drill. “For direct drilling in the spring, it works better than many specialist direct drills; but it’s in the autumn when high volumes of trash are present that we have problems as the drill often blocks – it

was never designed to operate in that environment,” Andrew explains. “We need a drill which can handle our heavy soils and high volumes of chopped straw and stubbles in the autumn, and cover crops in the spring, and the demonstration was arranged so that we could compare a selection of machines which we believe might offer a solution. “I’m not worried whether it has discs or tines, or whether it cultivates the ground or places the seed in an undisturbed slot. Reducing the need for prior cultivations by direct drilling is the priority, and seeds have to be placed at an equal depth. It mustn’t block, and the seeds have to be covered and the slots must be closed and sealed to prevent moisture loss and a haven for slugs. That is all I’m looking for. We know which drill planted each area, and during the growing season we will monitor plant populations and see how the soil and crop reacts to wet or dry conditions. We will also watch for weed issues and see how yields compare.”

Selected brands Manufacturers demonstrating at the event were invited by Agrii and Andrew, and included Claydon, Amazone, Horsch, Weaving Machinery, Horizon, SimTech, Sumo, Dale Drills and Sky. Andrew also drilled an area using his own Simba Freeflow to provide a base for comparisons. Conditions prior to the event were wet, and a soil pit dug the day

Claydon Hybrid T6C Members of the Claydon Drills team were present with representatives from Sharmans Agriculture. Pictured (l-r) Claydon Drills territory manager Taig Norman, Sharmans Agriculture demonstrator Joe Robinson, Claydon Drills managing director Jeff Claydon and UK & Ireland

before the event accumulated water overnight. Barley volunteers sprayed off using glyphosate formed a mat of wet vegetation on the surface. The event was scheduled to include separate morning and afternoon demonstration slots – each with a presentation before. However, following successful demonstrations in the morning heavy rain moved in, and the planned afternoon drilling session was brought forward to ensure the field was finished, rather than risk only half the area being planted. The wet, heavy soil proved a challenge for all the drills, and it was interesting seeing the difference between the various seeding systems. As expected; the tine drills created considerably more tilth and surface soil movement, while some of the zero-till disc drills moved so little soil that visitors had to look closely to find the lines where the discs had operated even in the wet conditions. Andrew said that the first crop to emerge had been planted by the Simba Freeflow, but by five weeks after drilling in early May, crops established by the other drills had caught up and emergence across the field appeared more even. “From the drill demonstration day to the second week of May there was negligible rain, and when we inspected each working area the establishment ranged from 50–70%,” he said. “It is still very early days, but there was a clear difference between the disc drills and those with tines. The lower the disturbance – the weaker the root structure. Our own

Weaving Sabre

The 6m Weaving Sabre drill coped well in the challenging conditions. The two 3m sections are carried on overhead linkages, and each side can move independently up to six degrees side-to-side and front-to-back around the central depth wheels, to adapt to uneven terrain. The four-row tine layout provides 500mm tine spacing within each row for excellent trash flow and the 12mm tines have tungsten tips. Pictured is Weaving sales director Simon Weaving.

Freeflow drill created the most soil disturbance, although we have done all we can to reduce the soil movement and the root structure in the area where it worked was the strongest. Seed placed by zero-till drills into an untilled slot had struggled to expand the root structure beyond the slot as the ground was so hard and dry. “When we sprayed off the volunteer barley, we also applied 50kg of nitrogen, and we believe that the extra soil movement by the tine drills might have made it much easier for the seeds to access the nutrients as soon as they germinated. It's very early to make judgements though and the weather between now and harvest will be key to the results.” FG

Amazone Cayena The Cayena 6001-C grain and fertiliser drill works with or without prior tillage on hard, dry or stony soils. Front discs cut through trash and create a slot which reduces the bursting effect as the tine coulters are pulled through. A spring harrow covers the slot and a following press wheel provides consolidation. Amazone territory manager Trevor Brocklesby is pictured with the drill.

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Horizon DSX Manufactured in Spalding, Lincs, the Horizon DSX 60-18 is a zero-till disc drill. Modular construction means that almost any working width is available, as additional 2m working Pictured with the Horizon DSX 60-18 drill are (l-r) sections can be added to Horizon's Tom Carnell, and from dealer RES Tractors the base 4m drilling – Bob Skinner, George Hall and Edward Greaves. elements. The coulters can be moved along the chassis to achieve any seed row spacing. The discs are angled, which ensures excellent penetration as they are pulled into the ground during travel. The discs lift a flap of soil, and the press wheels prevent it inverting. Seed is placed below the flap and the wheel seals it and ensures seed to soil contact. Air bags control the closing wheel working pressure, so that the soil can be sealed effectively without causing compaction. The Horizon drill is said to work well in standing cover crops, and new row cleaners can be fitted ahead of the discs to prevent hair pinning.

Sumo DTS The Sumo DTS 3m strip-till system drill is suitable for direct drilling into stubble but operates equally well in min-till or plough-based establishment regimes. Coulters are spaced at 33cm and will work down to 10cm depth. Single or Dutch openers are followed by covering discs, and a rear press wheel with adjustable working pressure ensures consolidation. The strip-tillage operation reduces soil disturbance and opportunities for black-grass germination. In dry conditions the firm surface reduces moisture loss, and when it is wet the cultivated channel drains well, explained the company during its presentation at the event.


Dale Eco M “There was a reasonable amount of residue for the drills to tackle, but our Eco M tine drill coped easily even though conditions were quite wet,” explained Dale Drills sales director James Dale. “We have a wide tine stagger which provides a lot of clearance, and the forward-facing tines have a 45-degree working angle which creates a tilth to ensure the seeds are well covered. The tines are only 12mm wide so the power requirement is low and the narrow slots are easily closed and sealed by the press wheels. Our 6m drill weighs under six tonnes, and I think that was an advantage on the day as the wheels weren’t carrying so much weight that compaction was an issue. “I think the event was well organised, and there was certainly a lot of interest from those who attended. It will be very interesting to see the results in terms of plant populations and yields.”

Pictured is SimTech partner George Hall, explaining the benefits of the SimTech drill design to visitors at the event, and the simple disc and coulter arrangement.

The cheapest and simplest drill working the heavy ground was the SimTech T-Sem 300A, and it attracted considerable interest. The manufacturer claims that it will drill any crop into grassland, stubbles, ploughed and/or cultivated land and direct into standing cover crops. A row of straight discs opens slots in advance of three rows of spring-tine mounted boots. These prepare inverted T-slots which form an ideal seedbed for both germination and root establishment. Behind the tines is a Springflex roller which passes between the rows, and a chain harrow which is impossible to block and which crumbles and levels without over-firming the drilled area.

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Sky Easydrill The Sky Easydrill performed well. “We were happy with the result before and after the rain,” explained Opico territory manager Glenn Bootman. “Its versatility shone through – the front press wheels carry the drill in less favourable conditions, and the discs which are inclined 3.5 degrees horizontally and 1.0 degree vertically create just enough tilth to provide a good rooting zone and mineralise nutrients, then the smooth, conical press wheels close the slot effectively even in variable conditions. Any drill will work when conditions are favourable, but the demonstration on Andrew’s farm was more challenging and that makes it far more useful and interesting for those who attended.”

Horsch demonstrated its Avatar 6.16SD drill at the event. The Avatar is a direct drill, but it will also operate on cultivated ground making it extremely versatile. The coulter discs run below the depth of the seed coulter boots, providing drainage and their position at six o’clock relative to the depth wheels ensures accurate depth control on undulating ground. Rear closing wheels with notches penetrate and consolidate for effective seed-to-soil contact and moisture retention.

Pictured with the soil pit are (l-r) Agrii head of agronomy Colin Lloyd; Agrii conservation and regen agriculture lead Ian Rudge; host farmer Andrew Ward; Agrii agronomist Fred Fowler; and Agrii eastern region technical advisor David Felce.

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Regenerative Agriculture Veg and root crop brand develops cultivator range for all sectors A well-established brand in the world of field vegetables and root crops, Edwards Farm Machinery (EFM) is now developing its cultivator range to offer a full line of widths and unit configurations to suit the requirements of cereal growers, ensuring the well-proven technology is available to all sectors. “There are not many applications for which we cannot deliver a solution,” commented EFM managing director Rob Edwards, continuing: “The machine is very flexible, as is our approach, so if we can see a way of laying the machine

out, we will always offer something.” Further to the EFM products, the company imports cultivation machinery including Comeb inter-row rotovators for more challenging conditions – alongside innovative products from Oliver Agro which, when coupled with the EFM camera guidance system, provide exceptional inter and in-row accuracy for multi-row vegetables such as carrots and onions. The Oliver Agro range extends further to offer inter-plant cultivation where the plants are grown on a spacing which sets them apart individually. FG

Reduce tillage processes with rear-mounted, low-disturbance toolbar The Assist low disturbance toolbar has been designed to reduce tillage processes by enabling a one-pass system. Primarily designed to work with a trailed drill/cultivator, the leading straight, serrated disc cuts through the trash creating a path for the following leg. The discs and legs lift out of work independently to the drawbar so as not to affect the drawbar height of the drill. The Assist lifts and shatters the soil across the full width of the machine, alleviating compaction whilst still retaining precious moisture and allowing for nutrient ingress up to 300mm deep. The 6m Assist provides the ability to interchange disc and leg centres, either having 12 legs at 500mm

centres or eight legs at 750mm centres, of which the change is easily performed with Agriweld’s own ‘hook-on’ leg socket design. The 6m machine’s ‘Tight Turn’ feature enables easy turning on the headland by partially folding the wings, allowing for a trailed implement to pass under the machine. The leg lift and wing folding features operate on the same hydraulic service, meaning when the legs have fully lifted out of the ground, the wings will begin to fold in sequence, allowing for this. Always working to provide the tools to keep you ahead in the field, you can see the Assist low disturbance toolbar on display at Cereals 2022, stand 602. FG





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Regenerative Agriculture NUE-Trition range have been proven through independent trials and research to increase NUE. This has been achieved through micro-nutrient coatings on fertiliser such as molybdenum and manganese, along with prescription fertilisers and urease and nitrification inhibitors,” adds Mr Ward. By working out this figure, farmers have a start point and can benchmark any increases in future years against it.

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Practical steps to improve crop nutrition for next season’s fertiliser strategy Planning for next season’s fertiliser approach may already be underway, and having the knowledge to make informed decisions before purchasing will make the best use of any investment. Arable farmers looking for ways to improve crop nutrition for next year’s growing season should be focussing on some simple on-farm changes to increase the return on fertiliser. Toby Ward, nutrition agronomist at Origin Fertilisers, explains why knowing what the soil and crop demands are will influence strategies for future years. “We need to be managing what is in our control to make better use of any nutrition applied to the soil. Farmers should be questioning if their fertiliser policy is the right one, as the most expensive fertiliser is the wrong fertiliser,” says Mr Ward, who provides advice for farmers in East Anglia and the south-east. “Helping the plant to achieve a better nitrogen recovery has a quantifiable economic benefit. Not only is more of the applied nitrogen accessible to the plant to increase yields and crop protein, but losses through leaching and volatilisation are drastically reduced. It starts at farm level and there are steps that all farmers can take to understand how feeding their soil has multiple benefits.”

Broad spectrum analysis Growers should be looking to carry out three separate analyses throughout the season. The first should be a broad-spectrum soil analysis that will allow a FACTS qualified advisor to tailor a nutrient strategy specific to any given soil. “This can be through a prescription fertiliser service, such as Origin’s Nutri-Match, that develops bespoke fertiliser blends with up to 14 nutrients to provide an exact match to the soil and crop needs,” Mr Ward explains. “Growers should be looking to calculate the soil nitrogen supply available in the soil using the Field Assessment Method or the measurement method. A broad-spectrum soil analysis, rather than just analysis of the main nutrients, will

provide the required information to build a nutrient programme. Calculating the organic matter that is already present lets the nutrient additions from subsequent fertiliser applications take these residual stocks into account.” Analysis of the leaf during the growing season and then a final analysis of the grain after harvest will give the farm a full picture of exactly how effective a nutrient strategy has been. “Soil analysis tells us what we think is going to happen, leaf analysis is a live account of how the crop is accessing the nutrients and if there is anything that needs changing during the season, while a final grain mineral analysis enables us to accurately determine the specific nutrient offtake in the crop. “These measurements provide a baseline, and every farmer should be testing as matter of course. This detailed and cost-effective insight can help fine tune advice and shouldn’t be neglected just because fertiliser prices have increased; if anything, in-depth analysis on soil and crop performance is more valuable than ever,” adds Mr Ward.

When fertiliser is expensive, targeting areas that need nutrition by using informed analytics rather than topping up already well-stocked nutrients, is more essential than ever. “Currently, nitrogen is costing well over £2/ kg, so every extra kg that is available to the crop is a significant saving to the farmer. Growers shouldn’t forget that sulphur is a key part of a nutrient strategy and is proven to increase nitrogen uptake, so could allow farmers to reduce the amount of nitrogen applied. “Other areas of improvement could be if the soil has a low pH level, then a lime application in either spring or autumn should be a high priority, while adjusting the P and K balance within the profile will improve the overall fertility of the soil.”

Micronutrient additions Additional micronutrients can help create a balance within the soil profile. This will enable farmers to be proactive rather than reactive during the growing season by identifying deficient micronutrients at the beginning of the year and applying them in time for the crop to use them. “A crop that’s become deficient in a micronutrient, such as copper or molybdenum, during the growing season means that valuable yield potential has already been lost. By using the data and providing a curative measure at the start of the season, rather than a reactive one at the point of deficiency, the crop’s yield potential won’t be limited.” Using micronutrients can also help promote the nitrifying bacteria that feeds the nitrogen cycle to maximise N recovery. Growers should also consider using protected nitrogen and urea with urease inhibitors, such as Origin Enhanced N, Sustain or ENTEC. “Using analytics to drive advice that informs specific fertiliser and nutrition programmes should be a key factor in fertiliser planning for next year,” concludes Mr Ward. FG

Calculating nitrogen use efficiency Once the data has been recorded, farmers are able to work out nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), which is a % measurement that benchmarks against the total nitrogen input during a growing year and total nitrogen taken out by the crop. “Increasing NUE allows more nitrogen to be recovered by the crop, but this is only possible if farmers know what nutrient factors are limiting the access to the unused nitrogen. Small incremental increases in NUE will see yields rise and grain proteins increase and could also contribute to lowering the amount of nitrogen applied year on year. “The enhanced efficiency fertilisers in Origin’s

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Keep nitrogen out of the clouds by keeping it in the crop DEFRA recently announced new standards to mitigate ammonia emissions. From 2024, farmers in England can only use unprotected urea from 15/01 to 31/03, and protected urea fertilisers throughout the rest of the year.



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Regenerative Agriculture A historic meadow which has never been cultivated, drilled, sprayed or artificially fertilised is packed full of biodiversity. Sheep are brought in by a local grazier after hay is made.

From small acorns,

mighty oaks grow Suffolk farm manager Glenn Buckingham is the first to admit he is not a staunchly ‘regen ag’ farmer. He does, however, believe every farmer in the UK can play their own part, however small, and still make a fundamental environmental difference. Rachel Hicks paid him a visit at Hill Farm, Framsden. Mr Buckingham has been farm manager of Helmingham Estate Farms for over 31 years. Spread over 730ha, with an additional 70ha of mature woodland, Hill Farm is predominantly arable – growing wheat, peas, winter barley and spring barley, plus he is looking for an alternative break crop of some sort to replace OSR, which has recently been removed from the rotation (although it might come back) – likely a spring option to help control black-grass. Cereals are grown mainly for feed, as Mr Buckingham feels, for Hill Farm, milling wheat doesn’t make sense, with no local mills meaning there would be significant haulage costs and having had variable results. He has budgeted for cover cropping over this coming winter, which will be purely phacelia. This won’t form part of a Stewardship Scheme – he's including it solely for soil health benefits. While the farm does not have its own livestock, a local grazier brings sheep in to graze for weeks at a time, as part of the management of the farm’s hay meadows. The predominant soil types are Hanslopes and Beccles series clays – sandy loam over clay. On 95–98% of the arable area there is drainage – only two fields across the whole farm are without drains. Recently, a programme of moling has been started using a contractor.

Improving biodiversity Mr Buckingham is a strong supporter of Suffolk FWAG and has a personal interest in environmental issues and sustainability. Parts of the farm are in the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot and others in Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship scheme, including a historical and incredibly biodiverse meadow which has never been cultivated or used for arable crops, and has never been sprayed or artificially fertilised – instead, it is grazed by sheep after hay is made. The farm also includes 50 meadows averaging 2ha, many of these have previously been sprayed,

fertilised and silage made, which has taken away the seedbank – therefore reducing the biodiversity. While Mr Buckingham has improved this, hay making has been standard practice for the last 30 years. By removing hay from the historic meadow and spreading it on the other meadows in order to transfer seed, it is taking years to see the full results. There are 48 ponds on the farm, within a programme of restoration in which silt and mud are removed along with all vegetation on the south side – as both silt and overhanging vegetation lead to the water becoming anaerobic, and unable to support wildlife. The silt removal has also deepened the ponds, which are being left to fill up with rain water. These projects have been funded via a new pilot programme where developers pay into a fund in order to offset the loss of biodiverse land – Mr Buckingham is hopeful that this funding system will soon be rolled out nationally as part of the Environment Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament. Other parts of the farm are in Higher Tier Stewardship, where strips of wild bird seed mix have been sown in the less productive areas of the arable fields. Mr Buckingham usually opts to take awkward corners out for Stewardship options, based on making the farm easier to run from a practical perspective.

and Sicon of Bury St Edmunds. Mr Buckingham primarily planted oak trees, grown from acorns taken from ‘mother trees’ situated in the adjacent field; but the mix also included hornbeam, field maple, sweet chestnut and a few blossoming and fruiting trees. Over time, the trees will sequester carbon, create landscape value, provide biodiversity gain and improve air quality. The trees have been planted running north to south, to prevent continual shading on the arable crops, with the rows planted wide enough apart that the farm’s large sprayer can be used in between. Between the newly planted trees, Planet spring barley was drilled with a Vaderstad Rapid, following light cultivation with a Vaderstad TopDown, and then rolled as needed. The farm doesn’t use variable seed rate technology – instead Mr Buckingham opts to use one seed rate set to suit the poorest seedbed within the field, and this higher seed rate also ensures maximum crop cover for weed control and to reduce weed competition. Of course, as a conventional farm, nitrogen fertiliser is used – but it’s applied as carefully as possible, both in terms of cost and also from a stewardship perspective. Mr Buckingham believes there is an advantage to liquid nitrogen, as it’s more accurate to apply by dribbling it across, without the vagaries of wind and prill size. It can be accurately applied up to the edge of the field, without ending up in the ditch or on the road. Hence, Mr Buckingham has a large sprayer which can cope with both spraying and fertilising. The farm uses yield mapping, and all fields have been assessed for soil textures as well as nutrientmapped; but he believes the season and weather have the most impact, so chooses not to add too much complexity for what he feels is little gain. Black-grass is the farm’s primary weed problem, which is controlled by both spring cropping options, alongside an autumn herbicide (Crystal Liberator), or a spring herbicide (Pacifica) for the winter cereals – although Mr Buckingham says this only offers around 60–70% control. He reckons time of day of application and the temperature are critical in terms of herbicide success – when it’s cold, the black-grass isn’t growing. It needs to be actively growing in order to take the herbicide in effectively. Over the years, Mr Buckingham feels there hasn’t been enough attention given to spring cropping, to keep on top of grassweed control – and this is why he feels this should be a greater focus going forward. FG

Agroforestry to offset carbon According to Mr Buckingham, there are two numbers to remember in terms of carbon – 51 billion tonnes, and zero. The first number is the annual carbon emissions of the entire planet, and zero is where we are trying to get to. In January, 600 trees were planted on the farm as part of a new agroforestry scheme. The work was supported by partners Suffolk County Council, the Woodland Trust, the Queen’s Green Canopy

So far, 600 trees have been planted across two arable fields, with more scheduled to go into further fields. Arable crops are grown in-between the rows of trees, which have been planted wide enough apart to allow the sprayer to work unhindered.

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Regenerative Agriculture

Improving soil health with regenerative farming From reducing chemical inputs and soil compaction to improving carbon sequestration and humus formation, improving soil health is a key aspect of regenerative farming. Achieving better soil health comes from a range of farming techniques including min-till cultivation, direct drilling, controlled traffic farming as well as hybrid farming; a combination of the right tools and practices. “We have always been, and will always be, farmers who intensively deal with a sustainable cultivation of the soil. When we talk about hybrid farming, we also talk about measures that are used in regenerative farming, and we are curious how hybrid farming will develop in the future. “Findings from the organic sector and the tried-and-true from conventional farming come together and, in combination with modern biotechnology, perhaps a completely new form of food production can develop. In the long run, hybrid farming in the plant protection

sector too, will use the best methods from mechanical and chemical plant protection,” explains Horsch Maschinen GmbH managing director, Michael Horsch. Horsch has always focused on improving soil health by developing products that minimise the soil disturbance. This allows the soil structure to develop, increasing the organic matter and earthworm population and capturing and managing carbon within the soil. As farmers themselves, the Horsch family understand deeply the importance of good soil health. These farming systems are used by the Horsch family and farmers around the world to drive product development.

Hybrid farming system Combining the best practices of

organic farming and conventional farming, Horsch’s Hybrid Farming System provides a solution to weed control without glyphosate. This inventive and forward-looking system is designed to meet the needs of farmers looking for mechanical weed control yet retaining the high productivity of conventional farming. The current Horsch Transformer VF hoeing tool, Finer LT cutting tillage tool, Cura ST harrow and Cultro TC knife roller lead the way for an important product system that is set to expand in the future, as the ever-growing pressure on the reduction of chemicals in farming continues to force farmers to meet supply demands using more and more organic practices. The Transformer VF (VariableFrame) is the basis of the hoeing devices made by Horsch.

A highlight of the VF is the fully integrated side slide frame as well as the precise control via a camera system. It is highly configurable due to parallelogram-controlled tools. The frame height of 660mm allows for using the Transformer quite late in high crops. The Cura ST harrow is ideal for all types of soil and conditions. Every harrow tine has a pressure ranging from 500g to 5kg, and maintains almost the same force for the whole spring deflexion, letting the machine work conservatively or very aggressively depending on the objective. Contours, such as potato ridges, can be cultivated without any problems. The highly flexible Cultro TC double knife roller provides excellent cutting in rape or silage maize stubble and in catch crops, and the Cultro TC can be effectively combined with other machines such as the Joker CT disc cultivator. FG

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Get ready for the UK’s largest regenerative agriculture show Offering over 120 speakers across the two days, 15 manufacturers demonstrating direct drills, mob grazing demos, a dung beetle safari and a total of 175 exhibitors, tickets for this year’s Groundswell are available now. Entering its sixth year, the Groundswell event takes place on 22nd and 23rd June 2022 at Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire. It provides a forum for farmers and anyone interested in food production or the environment to learn about the theory and practical applications of conservation agriculture or regenerative systems, including notill, cover crops and re-introducing livestock into the arable rotation, with a view to improving soil health. “Groundswell 2022 is shaping up to the most exciting event yet,”

enthuses John Cherry, who hosts the event each year. “We’ve been inundated with ideas for sessions from across science, farming, environment and food sectors. We only have two days to fit them all into but [...] we’ll be recording sessions to go online.” With fewer travel restrictions this year, Groundswell has secured some of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable experts in no-till, soil health and livestock management from across the globe – including Dwayne Beck from Dakota Lakes Research Farm in South Dakota, Jill

Clapperton, principal scientist and owner of Rhizoterra Inc, and Greg Judy, livestock farmer from Missouri. Mr Cherry comments: “You might think that there is not much we can learn from people and places so different to the UK, but if you thought that: you’d be wrong!” The event continues to be rooted in the underlying principles of regenerative agriculture and offers a combination of thought-provoking and practical content. The seminar programme contains a breadth and depth of topics ranging from big-picture conversations, such as livestock’s impact on global warming, to scientific sessions on subjects such as soil ecology. At its core though, Mr Cherry says Groundswell is an event “by farmers, for farmers” and most of the programme continues to explore ways of working with nature to grow food profitably. As well as the talks, visitors will have the opportunity to see various aspects of conservation agriculture in action. Machines from 15 manufacturers will be drilling into an established cover crop/weed mixture in the Demo Field, a nearby wheat crop will be showcasing an inter-row hoe, the Composting Zone

will demonstrate various composting techniques and there will be the traditional moving mob event. “Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Groundswell are the informal conversations that take place. Bringing together some of the most innovative farmers for two days, inevitably leads to some fascinating first-hand stories, ideas generation and learning opportunities,” concludes Mr Cherry. According to exhibitor Fraser Rutherford, of Environment Bank: “This is our first time exhibiting at Groundswell and we are excited to be talking with landowners and farmers looking to diversify their income. “We have a unique proposition focusing on biodiversity net gain, which provides an opportunity for landowners to secure significant and long-term income, utilising their most unproductive land. Talking face-to-face and having the chance to speak at events has always proved to be an incredibly effective way to explain the Environment Bank model's benefits and gather vital feedback. We can’t wait to do this in a few weeks.” FG

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Concept developed to help de-risk regen ag

Helping farmers to de-risk the changes associated with adopting regenerative agriculture practices could play a vital role in ensuring a sustainable future for farming. To achieve this, the industry needs to demonstrate tangible outcomes and associated impact, supported by quantifiable metrics. But how can it do this?

Dr Harry Langford (pictured) is innovation network lead for Agri-Tech Innovation Centre, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP). Part of his role is to lead the New

Innovations’ programme, bringing together skilled practitioners and specialists to define critical real-world challenges and identify potential ideas to overcome areas of market failure. Recently, the programme explored regen ag, identifying the ‘Regenerative Agriculture Field Profiler’ as a potential game changing technology. Speaking of the solution, Dr Langford said: “The tool secures data to measure and benchmark the impact of regenerative agriculture, helping farmers to quantify on-farm benefits and de-risk change. “As it develops, it’ll be used to produce granular field profiles specific to different soil types and topographies, with the ultimate goal of creating a predictive tool that offers scenario testing and simulation.” Profiles at field level mean the solution will support farmers in making small-scale changes with expected positive outcomes, encouraging greater adoption of sustainable practices. It will also provide the basis of common metrics to benchmark not only regenerative systems,

but also net zero agriculture. Dr Langford added: “Although just a concept at the moment, we’re now looking to build an industry consortium, to help make this a reality and hope that those interested in being involved, will contact us at CHAP.” Part of the New Innovations Programme is to identify barriers currently preventing widespread adoption. For regen ag these were identified as: • Real and perceived risk from undertaking new practices with unknown outcomes • Lack of data to support claims and championed benefits • Lack of reward and incentives • No distinction from other approaches such as conservation agriculture and integrated farm management (IFM) • Understanding how regen ag can be adapted at individual farm or field level • Associated transition period • Overcoming resistance to change; increasing appetite for risk. For more information visit or visit the team on their stand at Groundswell 2022. FG

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No-tillage, no problem

No-till drills: Opting for intelligent farming Low disturbance no-tillage provides a resilient cropping system and consistent yields because the soil is more biologically active and has higher levels of organic matter, says Novag. Novag T-ForcePlus drills use the T-SlotPlus technology, the opener for many successful no tillage systems. One of the founding principles of no-tillage farming (and indeed nature itself ) is to always have the soil surface covered with growing or decaying vegetation. The soil is protected from moisture loss and erosion, water infiltrates more effectively, soil organic matter content increases from earthworm and microbial activity, soil structure and natural drainage improves and weeds are suppressed. Whether it’s straw spread after harvest, stubble from a grazed forage crop or standing cover crop, residue management is much more than just ‘trash handling’. It’s about minimising surface disturbance and placing the residues where they can have maximum benefit. After all, if residue retention is important on a macro (field) scale to retain moisture, control weeds, feed soil biology, halt erosion, etc., then it must be important on a micro-scale (over the seed zone). The Novag openers handle

high residue loads with minimal hairpinning, and they can establish crops in all conditions – from soft or min-tilled soils and flat paddocks, to dry or rocky soils or uneven terrain. They manage very thick and diverse cover crops without blockages and without compromise on seed placement. The Novag system gives the ability to place fertiliser more accurately and reduce fertiliser losses. The seed microenvironment is obtained by the combination of two winged blades, one at each side of a central notched disc. The T-SlotPlus gives minimal surface-soil disturbance and creates an inverted T-shaped slot. Seed and fertiliser can be placed separately on the adjacent horizontal shelves of the T. Novag says operators can rely on the IntelliForcePlus Control which automatically adjusts the downforce on the coulters to maintain a consistent seeding depth in a range of conditions. Meet the Novag team at Groundswell in June, within the demo area. FG

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Preview Direct drill offers various options to suit any requirements

Versatile drill range to be demonstrated at Groundswell

The Virkar direct drill imported by Samagri Ltd is now available in four versions; the DC (disc and coulter), D (disc – pictured), C (coulter) and DD (double disc). All use the same modular chassis, seed hopper and distribution equipment, and all variants come in 4.5, 5,6, and 7m working widths, with the option of 19 or 25cm row widths. The seed hopper is 5,300-litres as standard, or 7,000-litres as an option; both can be seed-only or seed and fertiliser, with a third hopper also available if required. All drills are standard semimounted with rear steering axle for increased manoeuvrability, and slope compensation. The independent sowing elements on all versions come with 35cm of travel for true contour following, and up to 280kg of coulter pressure. Seed depth adjustment is one springloaded lever for quick and easy adjustment. Coulter pressure is hydraulic and adjustable from the cab on the move.

Dale Drills has been helping farmers to drive down the cost of crop establishment for over 20 years. Founded by Lincolnshire farmer, John ‘Edward’ Dale, the company has been a long-term advocate of low impact cultivation – recognising its importance in improving soil structure and the associated benefits of improved fertility and increased yields. Now run by Edward’s two sons, Tom and James, who grow 3,500 acres of combinable crops (utilising no-till and CTF techniques) in North Lincolnshire, the company prides itself on its technical expertise and practical understanding. The company says its Eco-Drill assembly combines technology with a versatile but simple design to ensure accurate, effective and low-cost establishment. Fitted with two 12mm wide, low disturbance tines, the Eco-Drill assembly can be quickly adjusted to provide

The DC Version has a leading disc that works 2cm below the seeding coulter to cut through trash and create a tilth for the seed to be placed on. The slot is then closed by two rubber press wheels. The D version has a single disc with large rubber depth wheel followed by two closing wheels. The C Version has a 15mm wide coulter followed by two rubber closing wheels. The DD Version has the same coulter as the D preceded by another disc to cut through trash, eliminating hair pinning associated with normal disc drills. The Virkar stand can be found in the demo area at Groundswell. FG

5in (12.5cm) or 10in (25cm) row spacings. Attached to the drill’s main chassis via a parallel linkage, and followed by a depth setting press wheel, the drilling assemblies are able to independently contour follow ensuring very accurate seeding depth, even at the company’s widest working width offering of 13.5m. Each assembly is pressurised into work via a hydraulic ram which is supplied with an adjustable hydraulic pressure, allowing operators to set the drill to the conditions. Dale Drills will demonstrate its range of drills live at the Groundswell Show on 22nd–23rd June. Farmers are welcome to visit the stand to learn more. FG

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Preview Twelve-row Kverneland Kultistrip has reduced cultivation costs to £40–45/ha for Norfolk sugar beet grower J&HM Robinson.

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“We place liquid DAP when drilling and slightly shallower than we would like, but the Kultistrip can also place fertiliser, which would allow us to put it under the seed. It’s not a huge job and it’s on the list to consider.” “We aim to prepare land at 8–10kph. Conditions also need to be right; it’s possible to really cover the ground with it, so we’ve learned to wait,” he adds. “Results have been pleasing, and the Kultistrip now takes the hassle out of preparing land for beet. With unworked strips of ground between the rows, our fields also carry the harvester better.” “We’re moving the soil far less and have been able to cut out one

herbicide pass. Working into cover crop residue does leave a scruffy seed bed, but it also binds the soil and we’re not seeing any wind erosion on lighter soils, which can cut young sugar beet off.” Moisture conservation is another benefit. “We’re drilling into moisture, and if the soils are loose we can put seed in deeper, as it leaves a highly friable strip which is very easy to drill into.” The partners are also considering other opportunities for the Kultistrip. “We’ve already hired it out to a local farm for maize, and it would be easy to put a seeder on the Kultistrip for oilseed rape establishment.” FG

Reducing cultivations for sugar beet establishment has been an ongoing project for Jack Robinson of J&HM Robinson of North Creake, Norfolk. Having run its own on-farm trials with a six-row Kverneland Kultistrip on demo from TNS, the business then partnered with Barsham Estates, working with farm manager Stuart Law, to invest in a 12-row Kultistrip. “We used our 12-row for the first time in spring 2021, growing 210ha of sugar beet between us, using strip tillage techniques,” he says. “And

it’s reduced our cultivation costs to £40–45/ha and gained a significant time saving too – the 6m Kultistrip can cover up to 40ha/day.” Heavier soils get an autumn pass to create ‘winter strips’, with soil moved to a depth of 20–25cm, before freshening up in the spring. As soil hazes over, the precision drill goes in behind.

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Cereals crop plots have plenty of features in store for visitors

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Cereals exhibitors took an early opportunity to showcase their crop plots at the Cereals Spring Crop Plot Day at the event venue in late April, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Syngenta: Winter wheat, spring and winter malting barley and wildflower mixes will be on display at Syngenta’s stand, said Kathryn Hamlen, technical manager, malting barley at the company. Wheat varieties will include Graham, Gleam, SY Insitor and new variety, SY Coach. “There will also be a full range of hybrid barley varieties including SY Kingsbarn, SY Thunderbolt and SY Canyon. These will be included in the ‘Rooting Zone’ demonstration where the hybrid rooting vigour will be on display.” On the winter malting side, there will be wider availability of Craft and Electrum – and SY Vessel will be the first non-glycocidic nitrile (GN) winter malting variety on show. Laureate remains a favourite spring malting barley and there will be beer available on the stand brewed using malt from the variety, named by the winner of the ‘name the beer’ competition. Visitors to Cereals will also be able to compare the latest kit being demonstrated in the central Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena, featuring spraying kit from Househam, John Deere, Chafer, Amazone, Bateman, Team and many others. LS Plant Breeding: First time exhibitor, LSPB is keen to expand awareness of its spring bean portfolio and is displaying Vertigo, Fanfare and Lynx, said managing director, Chris Guest. “We also have a candidate variety, but this is still under code,” he commented. Also in the LSPB plots are two winter oilseed rape varieties; Respect and Flemming, which come from a new and exciting generation of hybrids, said Mr Guest. “We have commercially launched these after 20 years of research and testing to develop varieties containing the new gene RlmS, which offers a new source of resistance for protection against phoma. Flemming also features turnip yellows virus (TuYV) resistance. Other plots will showcase winter bean and spring pea portfolios along with spring wheat. Corteva: Crop plots will provide a strong visual demonstration of Corteva Agriscience’s crop

protection and seed portfolio, said UK & Ireland marketing manager Alex Nichols. Available in limited volumes in 2021, this season is the first year many farmers will have the chance to put fungicide Univoq to the test, and Cereals plots will show the lasting protection delivered by a T2 fungicide spray, he explained. PT303 Protector Sclerotinia will also be on show. The hybrid from Corteva’s Pioneer OSR brand has consistently given top yields across multiple trial programmes. And it provides tolerance to a disease which is associated with the UK’s increasingly common high rainfall events, said Mr Nichols. “PT303 also combines proven TuYV resistance and multigenic phoma resistance for a best-in-class overall disease resistance rating.” Corteva is also launching its Utrisha N, which enables plants to fix nitrogen from the air, and is showcasing Instinct, which has the potential to reduce nitrogen losses from combinable crops, he added. “We are really looking forward to being back at Cereals and putting the spotlight on these breakthrough technical innovations.” Premium Crops: With oilseed rape prices at an all-time high, growers have the opportunity to add even more value by growing high erucic acid rape (HEAR) varieties, said Nigel Padbury of Premium Crops. “We will have three varieties on demo. We are offering a contract for HEAR with a £130/t premium over double zero varieties.” The company is also demonstrating its winter linseed varieties for sowing this autumn. “With its relatively low nitrogen requirement at just 80 to 120kg N/ha, winter linseed is a real alternative to OSR,” says Mr Padbury. Bayer: Bayer is relaunching its Dekalb range and as part of this, will be launching its oilseed rape variety, Expose, said the company’s Antonia Walker. “It is flexible, good for early drilling but also suitable for September drilling. Stems are not too long – short to medium in length. It has TuYV resistance, pod shatter resistance and a good lodging score.”

There will also be three new maize varieties from overseas on display. Senova: Winter beans are a key feature at Senova’s stand with Vespa and Vincent the top two yielders on the PGRO Descriptive List. Tom Yewbrey, seed sales manager at Senova, said winter beans are an excellent break-crop option, with nitrogen prices being so high. “There are good markets for beans. All our varieties are suitable for export and there is increased demand for home-grown protein.” The Senova/Just Oats plots also feature leading winter oat variety, Mascani and high yielding candidate, Cromwell. New soft Group 4 wheat variety, Swallow, has also been performing well, particularly in trials in northern England and Scotland and has excellent distilling potential, said Mr Yewbrey. KWS: KWS has introduced a new circular crop plot design with segments this year, allowing a more comprehensive display of wheats and barleys, says Will Compson, UK country manager. High yielding hard Group 4 wheat, Dawsum, has proved a popular choice with farmers, as has 2-row winter barley KWS Tardis. “Last year there was limited seed, but this autumn it is likely to be the most widely sown 2-row.” Looking ahead at prospects for the industry, Mr Hutley said: “A lot of people will be in a relatively comfortable position this autumn, however, there are concerns about next year and we need to put forward sustainable solutions.” FG

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New low disturbance drill showcased at Cereals British manufacturer Mzuri recently launched its new low disturbance iPass direct drill at Lamma, and it will continue its public tour at Cereals in June. Staying true to the Mzuri concept, the iPass has been designed to achieve optimum establishment at a fraction of the cost of conventional establishment, into a range of soil and residue types. Low disturbance legs and clever individual parallel linkage suspended coulters allow for excellent contour following and seed depth control, thanks to the drill’s independent depth wheels, the company reckons. Accurate seed placement is maintained across

the width of the drill and excellent soil-to-seed contact is achieved via the V-shaped press wheel – vital for quick, even germination. The manufacturer is an advocate of band placement fertiliser below the seed for giving crops the best start – particularly useful for spring drilling where dry weather can reduce the effectiveness of broadcasted nutrition. And, as fertiliser prices rise, it is easy to see why maximising every ounce is a

real advantage for growers looking to mitigate against volatile markets. The impressive machine boasts a large capacity, 5,000-litre tank pressurised to accurately meter and convey high application seed rates at higher forward speeds, Mzuri explains. Four variable speed electric metering units offer high output, efficient delivery and the flexibility to shut off half of the drills width as required. Aimed at growers of a wide range

of crops, including cereals, oilseeds and beans, the iPass is a versatile drill for those looking to minimise soil movement. The iPass range is available in widths of 4.0m, 4.8m, 6.0m, 8.0m and with two different row spacing options, excluding the 4.8m version which is only available with row spacings of 266mm. The 4.0m, 6.0m and 8.0m machines can be ordered with row spacings of either 250mm or 333mm depending on the operator’s preference. A major draw of the new iPass is its relatively low horsepower requirement with the smallest model in the range, the iPass 412 starting at a recommendation of 170hp+, with the manufacturer recommending a forward speed of 6–18kph. The new Mzuri iPass will be on display at this year’s Cereals Event held at Duxford, where it will sit alongside the popular Mzuri Pro-Til single pass drill and the new Rehab low disturbance subsoiler. Also on the stand will be Mzuri’s sister brand, Razorback– the vegetation management specialists known for the Auto-Level Reach mower and RT Series rotary mower, both of which will also be available to view at the event. FG Cereals stand number: 1204

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The Lemken Juwel 10 mounted plough will be on show in 7-furrow form. The model starts at five furrows and to a maximum of seven with horsepower rating up to 400hp for certain configurations. A big positive is the wide offset for ‘out of furrow’ ploughing, allowing wide tracks or wide wheeled tractors to travel away from the furrow wall. The Rubin 10 Disc harrow continues to impress with its large 645mm diameter discs. They work

well in dry/hard conditions at depth or working shallow, still cutting all the soil, and producing a quick postharvest weed chit, Lemken reckons. The disc arrangement on the Rubin 10 range work in a symmetrical pattern, eliminating any amount of side pull on the machine. There’s a wide offering of rear rollers and machines available from 3–7m working width. Lemken’s range of fertiliser spreaders will also be available to see. “Comfortable setting options guarantee that fertiliser is applied precisely and economically,” comments general manager Paul Creasy. The range-topping Polaris machines offer working widths of up to 50m and tank volumes up to 4,000 litres as well as technology such as the Epsilon spreader vane system or the GPS-supported Econov section control system. Steketee machines will also be shown and demonstrated in the mechanical weeding area. FG Cereals stand number: 806

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First time exhibitor to show off a comprehensive series of plots First time Cereals exhibitor LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) is keen to expand awareness of the company, and its comprehensive series of plots feature spring and winter beans, spring combining peas, winter oilseed rape and spring wheat. LSPB is well-known to UK pulse growers for its spring bean portfolio. This year the company is showcasing popular variety Lynx, along with new varieties – including Yukon and Macho, as well as LVC (low vicine/ convicine) variety Victus. There is also a plot of its winter bean, Pantani. The spring combining pea portfolio is represented by a set of plots featuring leading varieties on the PGRO Descriptive List. These include Carrington, Bluetime and Stroma green peas, Orchestra yellow pea and Akooma marrowfat pea. LSPB has a long heritage in

winter oilseed rape breeding, and there is a wide range of varieties on show. Respect and Flemming come from a new and exciting generation of hybrids which have been commercially launched after 20 years of research and testing to develop varieties containing the new gene RlmS. This offers a new source of resistance for protection against phoma. Flemming also features TuYV resistance. With the incidence of clubroot on the rise in susceptible varieties for many regions of the UK, there will be interest in the plots of the clubroot-resistant varieties, Crome and Croozer. There is also a plot of Resort – a variety for the niche high erucic adic (HEAR) market. To round off the plots on LSPB’s Cereals stand, there is the AHDB Recommended spring wheat variety WPB Escape. FG Cereals stand number: 301 North Barn, Manor Farm, Milton Road, Combining Excellence

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The future is bright for improved fan range The Cereals event will be the first time that farmers can get a look at the new and improved aluminium fan range produced by Plug&Cool. The company’s team of product development engineers has spent time carefully testing each model, measuring the airflow, and looking for ways to improve the fan’s energy efficiency. Not only has the efficiency and durability of the fan improved, but the new range has been given a brand-new makeover, with the Plug&Cool Orange and Grey brand colours used to full effect. Each fan comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty and, as Plug&Cool is a division of Gibbons Engineering

Group, it also provides a repairs service should any equipment break down. To coincide with the launch of the new range of grain conditioning fans, Plug&Cool is proud to launch its new pedestal – offering not just a brandnew colour, the design has also been updated for even better efficiency and airflow. While the green poly pedestals worked well before, Plug&Cool is always trying to improve its products and make sure they are as easy to

use as possible. Manufactured in Plug&Cool’s UK warehouse, the redesigned pedestals are 300mm taller – adding another 48 slots to increase airflow through the grain pile. The perforations are 125 x 3.5mm, so large enough that the air flows out smoothly, but with no chance of being blocked by grain. This keeps the air flowing equally and makes for more effective crop conditioning in deeper grain piles of up to 6m. Plug&Cool says it is continually testing and improving its products. Polypropylene is consistently hard-wearing, thick, and sturdy. This decreases the chance of the pedestals buckling or being damaged when the grain is loaded in and out of the store, along with reduced condensation preventing rust and wasted grain which is a common issue the farmer deals with when using metal pedestals. Combined with Plug&Cool aluminium fans, which are fitted with highly efficient IE3 electric motors, the Plug&Cool pedestal is an effective and efficient solution to cooling and conditioning grain. Plug&Cool is passionate about saving energy and reducing costs for its customers. Designed and manufactured by a team of electrical engineers, the Plug&Cool Multi-Zone control panel helps to save farmers money by only switching on the grain cooling fans if the ambient temperature is cool enough, or the grain temperature requires it. The multi-zone control panel works perfectly with the poly pedestals and grain conditioning fans to help save time, effort and money. FG Cereals stand number: 520



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Preview The new Cobra 7000-2TX shallow tine cultivator.

New shallow tine cultivator on display Crop establishment techniques have evolved immensely over the last few years, with a huge emphasis now on seed nutrition at drilling time and a change in cultivation intensity to either much less or nothing at all. In light of these trends, Amazone Ltd will be keeping tradition alive by using this year’s Cereals event as its springboard for all things new in regard to crop establishment. On show at Chrishall Grange in June will be new additions to the drill combination range in the shape of the Centaya-C 3000 Super along with the new shallow tine cultivator, the Cobra 6000-2TX, and the Ceus 3000 trailed disc and tine combination cultivator. The new, intensive Cobra 60002TX shallow tine cultivator comes in working widths of 6m and 7m and utilises the standard semi-trailed TX frame format of swivel drawbar

and braked, central running gear for perfect weight distribution, tight headland turns and safe, comfortable, high-speed travel on the road. Consisting of eight rows of tines at a tine to tine spacing of 13.3cm, a tip-to-tip clearance of 80cm and a frame height of 60cm, it means that the Cobra is well capable of handling copious amounts of surface crop residues and high forward speeds

without fear of blockage. Depth control is carried out utilising the forward-mounted support wheels and the rear packer rollers and this works on a parallelogram-guided system that links the front and back so that the rear rollers, or the optional double harrow, provide an even ground pressure at any working depth. Depth control can be manual or on the move from the tractor seat. The ECO leaf spring tines can be

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equipped with a choice of narrow points or duck foot shares depending on the task in hand; when using the duck foot option, the tines have an overlap of nearly 9cm. Maximum working depth is 13cm. The Cobra can be specified with any one of nine rear rollers or the double harrow. This style of tine and tine layout makes the Cobra the perfect tool for generating weather-proof stale seedbeds ahead of the drill and it leaves the perfect finish and soil structure to adopt a late drilling date policy in a bid to control grassweeds, Amazone says. For seedbed preparation in the spring, the duck foot share leaves the perfect finish and crumb structure for spring-sown row crops and cereals. Behind the tines, the trailing levelling system ensures a uniform, level finish before the following rollers. For use in cover crops, the leading knife roller bruises the foliage speeding up the breakdown of the organic matter and presenting the longer stalks in the ideal orientation to be handled by the ECO leaf spring tines. For seedbed preparation, the front Crushboard can be specified as an alternative to knife roller. FG Cereals stand number: 848

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Modular tined cultivator is “extremely versatile” Since 2013, the Guttler Supermaxx modular tined cultivator has proven itself over thousands of hectares, importer Wox Agri Services says. The range comprises mounted and trailed machines from 5–12m. Multiple combinations of tines and following harrows allow for an extremely versatile machine, Wox reckons. The machine can be applied in both non-version systems and plough-based systems. Working in chopped straw is not a problem as the machine can be offered in seven rows as opposed to five rows, giving “excellent clearance” within the

framework for free passage of straw and residue. The tined unit construction is such that with a reinforced helper the spring unit is very durable and able to vibrate and move in the soil to give excellent control in the top profile of the soil. Working speeds from 7–14km/ hr are fully achievable with a 6m machine, requiring from 125hp up over, and a 12m machine requiring 360hp. Work rates of 10ha/hour are fully achievable, Wox adds. A range of different points are available from swept points through to tungsten points. FG Cereals stand number: 621

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Kockerling produces a wide range of cultivators, disc harrows and seed drills to suit different soil types and conditions. All machines have been manufactured to exacting standards using hot drawn box sections as standard. The range of machines include both trailed and mounted cultivators that are all fitted with the original double STS roller. The Allrounder Profiline (pictured), with its four rows of tines spaced at 16.7cm, is capable of a number of different tasks – including seedbed preparation after ploughing, opening soil for quicker drying, secondary stubble cultivations, and as a primary cultivator in lighter conditions. The Vario is the flagship of the Kockerling fleet and comes as standard with full hydraulic depth control with

13cm tine spacing over eight rows. The soil and crop residue are carried in the machine for a number of meters to give optimum mix and distribution of crop residue to leave a perfectly level finish in just one pass. Other cultivators in the range include the Quadro and Vector aimed at deeper working and the Rebell short disc harrow. Kockerling offers two seed drills; the Kockerling Jockey, a simple heavy-duty tine drill, with four rows of Hercules tines, 16.6cm row spacing, and 60cm under-frame clearance for working in large amounts of crop residues; and the Ultima drill, which uses much heavier tine preceded by a rubbered press wheel, and individually pressured coulters to follow ground contours. FG Cereals stand number: 715


Sow carbon farming crops now for profit to be reaped this year The market for carbon credits in agriculture is growing at a steadfast rate, and soil carbon certification company Agreena says it is experiencing increased interest among farmers taking the green transition into their own hands. Farmers who want to reap the extra benefits of regenerative agriculture practices must sign up this month to participate in this year’s harvest through the private sector incentive scheme. Agreena’s marketplace for farmers to generate soil carbon certificates follows the same annual harvest cycle that agriculture already knows from arable farming. Therefore, a farmer interested in picking up extra profits for climatefriendly practices must register fields to participate prior to the company’s 30th June cut-off date. “Farmers are used to sowing

a large part of their crops in the spring and harvesting them in the autumn. Now you must remember another crop in your fields: CO2,” says Agreena UK manager Oliver Clarke. “Although the transition to regenerative agricultural practices can be costly, farmers now can make a profit on it through private sector investment.” The company’s incentive scheme, AgreenaCarbon, quantifies carbon emission reduction and removals for farmers at the fieldlevel through their transition of regenerative agriculture processes and issues certificates for each annual cycle. The certificates can be kept by the farmer for their own offset purposes or be sold onto the voluntary carbon market to companies that are looking to offset their own practices. FG Cereals stand number: 409

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Crop establishment and maintenance range to go on show KRM is excited to be exhibiting at the Cereals Event once again in 2022 where it will show examples from its range of crop establishment and maintenance products, including fertiliser and lime spreaders, seed drills and flail mowers. Following its debut at Lamma, KRM will also promote the new Rotanet Hoe range from European mechanical weeding specialist, Carre. On display will be the Rotanet Control, a hydraulic folding model with working widths of 8.1m, 9.2m and 10.3m. The Control also features the patented SPC module which allows the pressure (18–29kg) on the 540mm rotary hoes to be precisely adjusted from

the tractor cab. On all of KRM’s Rotanet models, the rotary hoes are individually retractable in order to work only the inter-row on crops that are too sensitive to the passage of this tool or conversely to work only the row. Each Rotanet can be fitted with the new patented comb harrow option to ensure that the roots of weeds are brought to the surface to dry out. Also on show will be the Carre, camera guided Econet SGI Inter-row Hoe which is perfect for cereals, vegetables, sugar beet and maize; the INRO strip till cultivator, Prairial grassland rejuvenator and the 12m Sarclerse Tined Weeder. FG Cereals stand number: 700

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Preview New direct drill disc system In a quest to reduce the amount of soil being moved during cultivation, J.J. Metcalfe & Son Ltd is introducing a direct drill disc system. This can be attached to either 80mm or 100mm box section. The 100mm box version fits directly on to Horsch Sprinter and CO drills. The system comes with either a fixed leg system or an adjustable leg bracket. J.J. Metcalfe & Son also has a direct drilling assembly unit which fits onto 80mm box section so you could incorporate both a disc and tine drill on one machine. With minimum soil movement, the soil structure is preserved, more carbon is retained in the soil, so facilitating improvements in soil biology, more available nutrients and increase in the worm population. Direct drilling means lower labour costs, less wear on machinery and reduced fuel costs. Visit J.J. Metcalfe & Son at Cereals 2022 in early June, or later in the month at Groundswell where the team will be happy to show you around the new system. Alternatively, contact the company directly. FG Cereals stand number: 515

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Preview Martin Lishman Pile-Dry Pedestals are the fastest and most cost-effective crop cooling system available, the company reckons.

Energy efficient grain storage systems to be showcased at Cereals Soaring energy prices have called for radical new thinking across the industry; using less energy and becoming more efficient has now become a focus point to reduce input costs. can make a big impact on energy bills. With nearly 50 years’ experience in grain storage, the company will be showcasing its energy efficient storage systems at the Cereals event in June. Martin Lishman believes its

Crop storage specialist, Martin Lishman Ltd, has devoted development and research into storage systems to make the postharvest stage as efficient as possible. The company reckons that some careful attention to storage practises

extensive range of grain quality and crop storage equipment makes it the complete ‘one stop shop’ for harvest. Developed over many years in response to the changing demands of the industry, and with thousands of satisfied users, products include

the award-winning Barn Owl Wireless automatic crop monitoring and control systems and storage systems Pile-Dry and FloorVent Pedestals and Fans. These solutions have helped farmers significantly reduce crop cooling times and can save at least 40% on energy bills in the process, the company reckons. Martin Lishman’s range of moisture meters will also be on display, including the Protimeter Grainmaster which was voted best for accuracy by users. The Grainmaster gives consistent and accurate moisture results and can help save on drying costs and avoid costly rejections. The company’s crop quality, temperature and insect monitoring ranges help farmers ensure optimum crop storage conditions and get early warning signs of costly problems, such as hot-spots or infestations, so that remedial measures can be quickly taken. See the latest developments in grain storage technology and discuss your storage requirements face to face with the Martin Lishman team at this year’s Cereals event. For more information, get in touch with the company directly. FG Cereals stand number: 531

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Considering your next building project? Choosing a supplier for your next steel-framed building is always a big decision. With the cost of raw materials escalating the price of new buildings, it’s essential to get honest advice from your supplier. Fowler & Gilbert says its friendly, knowledgeable team show customers the best layout for the proposed building usage, advising on the right specification and materials to make the building as cost effective as possible in the current climate. One of the UK’s leading steelframed building manufacturers, and an independent, privately owned company, Fowler & Gilbert recently moved to a much larger, purposebuilt, five-acre production facility in Market Drayton, Shropshire. The company says it provides high quality buildings at an affordable

price, with second-to-none customer service. It manufactures around 300 buildings per year for a wide range of agricultural, equestrian, and industrial uses, delivering and erecting them nationwide. The sales team will discuss your requirements at length and using the very latest Tekla software the drafting team can model any steel building – no matter how simple or complex – working to the highest possible standards for CE mark compliance. It employs its own steel erectors. Fowler & Gilbert says it has a hardworking team, able to deal with all aspects of designing, manufacturing and erecting steel portal frame buildings. To discuss your next building project, call the company directly or make an appointment to visit. FG Cereals stand number: 213

Nationwide Precast Concrete Ltd (NPC) has over 25 years of experience and knowledge in precast concrete products, with the company claiming its senior personnel and engineers have been responsible for the design and development of some of the UK’s major retaining wall systems, which are still in operation. NPC reckons it’s the only precast concrete manufacturer which specialises exclusively in the design and manufacture of bulk material retaining walls. The company has invested in modern manufacturing systems, together with experienced production personnel. Its products meet all industry standards, with its quality control procedures being designed specifically to produce precast concrete retaining wall units. NPC’s structural engineering facilities are able to provide structural surveys of existing retaining walls and provide bespoke solutions and site-specific designs, and cost-effective transport facilities mean its products can be transported throughout the UK.

Precast concrete grain and silage walling are examples of usage in the agricultural sector, while other industry sectors which have a requirement for precast concrete retaining walls are ports/shipping storing bulk materials such as grain, fertiliser and biomass materials. The construction industry also has concrete retaining wall applications, for example retaining earth banks and the provision of precast concrete flood retention schemes. NPC only designs and manufactures precast concrete retaining wall systems, and believes its engineers, production technicians and sales staff to be the most experienced and qualified in the precast concrete retaining wall industry sector. FG Cereals stand number: 551

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Preview Be prepared for this year’s harvest and harvests of the future

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The BDC Systems team is looking forward to speaking to attendees at Cereals 2022 to highlight how its range of grain handling solutions can “help make this year’s harvest and the harvests of tomorrow run as smoothly and, importantly, as profitably as possible,” said sales director, Andrew Head. BDC will be showcasing its Moisture Monitoring System (MMS – pictured) which enables farmers and commercial grain store operators to accurately and automatically check moisture content (mc) of grain as it leaves the drier enroute to storage. Text message alerts are sent if the mc falls above or below pre-configured levels and the necessary adjustments made remotely. Skandia Elevator’s range of elevating and conveying equipment will be displayed. The Skandia H-Line will be of interest to larger farming enterprises, commercial grain store operators and milling plants requiring high tonnage grain handling capability. BDC’s ventilation solutions will be on show. The team will advise on the right solution to meet individual requirements from its range of Drive

CB Biomass says its Classic Edge range of outdoor woodburning gasification boilers save on fuel bills and make heating with wood as simple as it gets. The boilers are over 90% efficient with “incredibly low emissions” and have a built-in buffer tank and automatic ember reignition from idling. They can be connected to your new or existing heating system via a pump and plate heat exchanger using single phase electric supply. Ideal for heating domestic and commercial farm properties, single and multiple units, greenhouses, barns, holiday lets, offices, etc, these boilers are comfortable in a variety of applications involving waterto-water, and water-to-air, heating systems, the company reckons. Sited onto a concrete base, the boilers can be located up to or over 100m from the designated heating system, or systems. It works independently or with your existing boiler for back-up. The Classic Edge boilers are supplied with the FireStar ‘cruise’ controller, allowing end-users and

over level floor, Corraduct half round above floor ventilation laterals and range of suitable ventilation fans. Mr Head said interest in Svegma continuous flow driers will likely be strong. “Svegma driers have an industry leading reputation for outstanding quality and efficiency and are used extensively by farmers, farming co-operatives, commercial plant operators and maltsters.” For more information, visit: FG Cereals stand number: 523

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installers to remotely monitor the appliance – the boiler even tells you when to load the wood. Supplied and fitted throughout the UK, these boilers truly have the potential to provide you with significant fuel savings, CB Biomass believes. With four outputs available (30kW, 53kW, 75kW and 106kW), the company says the biomass boilers are easy to install, use and maintain. For further information, contact the company directly. FG Cereals stand number: 712


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Preview Innovation by design Spaldings says its philosophy of innovation has been its driving force for over 65 years – working with customers and suppliers to offer best quality, value and service through a comprehensive range of products and replacement parts direct to UK farmers. Spaldings Agriculture offers a choice of soil-wearing parts to suit different implements and budgets, with its own SPL Ultra range of premium-quality points, wings and shins providing ultimate performance, catering for a number of leading cultivator and subsoiler makes and models. “Listening to our customers’ experiences enabled us to identify soil-engaging parts that would

New range of LED headlights launches benefit from enhanced performance,” says managing director Steve Constable. “Detailed analysis by our development engineers of wear patterns on both OEM and nongenuine wearing parts then gave us the insight to make design improvements that make a real difference to the performance over time of our SPL Ultra products.” The newly-expanded range includes parts for Grange, Horsch, Keeble, Kuhn, Kverneland, Simba/ Great Plains, TWB and Vaderstad implements, as well as for the Spaldings Flat-Lift, the original shallow soil loosener that remains in production. Spaldings will showcase its SPL Ultra wearing parts range at Cereals this year. All of its products are also available to order online (www.spaldings., through its telesales staff and with a nationwide network of sales representatives. All products are backed by a return-to-base or on-site maintenance and repairs service from Spaldings and independent technicians. FG Cereals stand number: 646

UTV Products is a UK-based brand, designing and manufacturing high-quality LED lights and light bars for tractors, forestry, and construction vehicles. Offering LEDs with zero radio interference, and a range of plug-and-play products, the company says it is dedicated to enhancing the performance, safety and value of its customers’ vehicles. The team is excited to attend Cereals to meet new and existing customers, as well as providing product demonstrations of innovative new products. UTV Products has recently launched a new range of LED headlights. Within this range, there is UTV390K designed to suit Ford 10 Series, UTV391K for McCormick X series and Landini tractors with round headlights, UTV392K for Fendt 400, 700, and 800 Series (pre-2012), as well as UTV335K for Premium John Deere 30 Series. All are currently available to buy from the website, and will also be available for purchase at Cereals. UTV300 is the latest headlight designed by UTV Products. It is an LED bullet projector-style

headlight, with high and low beam, created to upgrade many newer tractors (and some sprayers) – including Claas, New Holland, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Fastrac, and more. UTV300 will be coming soon – but at Cereals there will be the chance to sign up to the waiting list to be the first to receive information on when it is ready to purchase. FG Cereals stand number: 917



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Preview Trailed sprayer range outperforming expectations British-based sprayer manufacturer Team Sprayers has been manufacturing sprayers at its Ely factory for over 40 years, including both tractor-mounted and trailed sprayers. The company’s bestselling sprayers are its trailed Leader range, which includes both the Leader 3 and Leader 4 sprayers. The Leader 3 comes with boom widths up to 32m, and tanks up to 4,000-litres, whilst the larger Leader 4 sprayer (pictured) goes from a 24–36m boom with tank sizes up to 5,000-litres. Both models feature boom stabilisation and computerised boom switching, with GPS and steering options. They also feature electro-hydraulics enabling boom folding combinations while self-levelling tilt and anti yaw mechanisms increase boom stability

and application accuracy. Variable boom geometry and computerised spray rate control are also available as optional extras. The Leader 4 model also incorporates a lowfolding boom design which, along with the profiled tank gives the sprayer a low centre of gravity and maximises machine stability either in field or on the road. Team managing director, Danny Hubbard said: “Our Leader sprayers have continued to outperform our expectations this year. We feel that being a British-based company gives us an advantage in terms of the lead times and service we can offer our customers. All our sprayers are built to order at our factory in Ely, so we can react quickly to our customers’ needs.” FG Cereals stand number: 916

First UK showing of premium weeder “superstar” Einbock is expanding its weeding technology product program with a newly-developed precision tined weeder. Importer Terrington Machinery says the Aerostar-Fusion demonstrates its advantages particularly in special crops such as vegetables and herbs, but also in hill-crops. The premium weeder scores with indirectly spring-loaded tines that can be set very easily and precisely for sensitive operation. Furthermore, common field crops such as maize, beets, soya, etc., can be weeded in extremely early stages of crop growth with excellent results, the company reckons. In all aspects, such as tine arrangement, adjustment and mounting, wheels, frame design, etc., the premium weeder is the ultimate superstar in the tined weeder segment, Terrington believes. Like its Aerostar siblings,

the adjustment of aggressiveness is done without pressure cables, which makes the ‘Fusion’ userfriendly and reliable in equal measure. Working in higher crops (cereals, soy and maize) is no problem at all, the company reckons. The special frame design ensures smooth operation and durability at the same time. Extreme flexibility is also provided by the individually placeable support wheels and the unique, adjustable frame. The ninth machine in the range will be displayed on the Terrington Machinery stand at Cereals for the first UK showing. It is available for demonstrations for the next season in a limited number of preproduction machines. Contact David at Terrington for details or demonstration enquiries. FG Cereals stand number: 626









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New fertiliser spreader at Cereals Kuhn Farm Machinery will have a variety of minimum tillage equipment including the Striger strip till machine, Espro drill and Optimer 12000L stubble cultivator at this year’s Cereals event. However, its star of the show will be the new Kuhn Aero mounted fertiliser spreader. The hydraulically driven Kuhn Aero 32.1 is being launched in 2023 and will be available in working widths of 27m, 28m and 30m. All models will feature MultiRate metering units that, with VariSpread section control, will enable independent management of the six boom sections. Significant cost savings can be realised using MultiRate and VariSpread

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in conjunction with GPS to accurately spread up to the last row without doubling up or wasting fertiliser at headlands. Hopper capacities will range from 1,900–3,200 litres. Kuhn also suggests that boom stability will make the Aero capable of spreading in a wider variety of conditions and will provide a wider range than a twin disc machine. When folded, the Aero fits neatly behind the tractor. The Aero 32.1 will be officially launched in 2023, but Cereals visitors will be treated to a sneak preview. Initially, working widths of 27, 28 and 30m will be available with 18, 21 and 24m following after. To see the Aero 32.1 and other machines, visit Kuhn’s stand at Cereals where the team will be on hand to answer questions and book demonstrations. Cereals stand number: 900

Miles Drainage (20) Ltd is again involved with the NAAC Drainage Hub at the 2022 Cereals Event. Writing in early May, Andrew Wright noted we are still experiencing very dry weather, which is of great concern – if it continues, we could see another year with very little land fit for mole draining. Mole draining is relatively cheap and simple; essential for effective draining of clay soils, providing that attention is given to the following: • The existing drainage scheme has stone backfill to at least 100mm above the depth of moling, with the headland drain being sufficient distance away from the boundary/margin (14m minimum) • The soil moisture content is such that the surface is dry enough for effective tractor traction and subsoil at moling depth is firm, but plastic enough to compress into a channel. Above moling depth, the drier the soil, the greater the fissuring produced and therefore the more effective the water removal


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A new way to think about renewable developments on your land Farm consultancy expert Mark Russell, a partner at Carter Jonas, provides guidance on a new model for solar PV and battery energy storage. Field-scale solar photo-voltaics (solar PV) and battery energy storage (BES) are still very much a viable diversification option. Plus, there is a new type of agreement that can give you a valuable share of the development uplift and more control of your energy project. Ideally, the land would be Grade

3 or below, free of environmental designations, close to a substation or with overhead power cables, and covering an area of 80+ acres for solar and 2+ acres for batteries. The traditional approach to energy project development has been to agree an option to lease structure with a developer. The

developer secures a grid connection and planning permission and then often sells the scheme to an operator or refinances the scheme, taking a ‘developer premium’ from the process. The landowner/farmer has usually been happy to receive an improved rent for their land, but as the market has matured and the profits and investment yields are more fully understood, an alternative structure is emerging which seeks to share the developer premium with the landowner. The structure is very similar to that adopted for residential development sites, with a promotion agreement put in place. The promotor invests 100% of the capital risk on planning, permitting and technical elements of the project, with the landowner and promotor sharing the development uplift in agreed proportions. To put this in context, if we assume a 50MW project which would require 200 acres of land, the landowner would, under the traditional lease option arrangement, receive their rent of £1,000 per acre for a 40-year lease (circa £200,000 per annum). Under a promotion agreement structure, once planning permission and a grid connection agreement

have been secured, the promoter and landowner sell the project (not the land). After costs, the total value uplift (increase in investment value of the land plus the developer premium achieved) is split 80:20 in favour of the landowner, who keeps their land and the £1,000/acre/annum income, plus a share of the developer premium – worth between £500,000 and £1 million on a scheme of this size and depending on a range of other variables. The promotion partner receives a return on investment through their 20% share. This creates a much larger capital uplift for the farmer/landowner and still retains the land ownership in the very long term. Carter Jonas is representing one of the industry’s most established promoters, that has diversified into the energy space; we are keen to talk to you if you have land parcels of over 2 acres for battery projects or where the landscape is such that a solar PV scheme of over 120 acres would be relatively unobtrusive. If you have further questions or would like to submit a site plan for an initial assessment, please do get in touch via email on mark.russell@ or by calling 07967 555737. FG

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Developers are quickly scooping up land across the country to lease for large-scale solar developments which is creating an alternative income source opportunity for landowners. If you have been approached by a developer or want to discuss whether your land could be suitable for solar or any other renewable technology – contact a member of our energy team. Cambridge 01223 368771


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News Headland feature completes field task automation Together with Auto U-Pilot headland automation and Valtra Guide automated steering, Valtra’s new SmartTurn feature completes the automation of field tasks by automatically turning the tractor in the headland. As a result, the driver does not have to touch the steering wheel at all on the entire field – improving precision, saving time and fuel, preventing soil compaction and enabling the driver to focus entirely on the quality of work. Working with SmartTurn begins by defining the boundary of the

Improving crop establishment, minimising costs PFC Agri Solutions offers a full range of cultivation equipment to suit requirements. Ploughs, seed bed cultivators, discs and stubble cultivators are the core items. Having seen machine prices escalating on its own farm over the last decade, PFC has now found a premium-built cultivation package, but at affordable prices, it says. Titan BTA is the HD trailed discs with a large standard specification. Options include 560mm discs with HD NSK sealed bearings, active side screens, depth support wheels, and straw tines hydraulic depth control. The rear packer is standardised with steel ring and scrappers but there are many other options to suit specific requirements. It can also be specified with a dual packer option and following straw tines. The frame profile is built using high-grade steel in 180 x 180mm profile, providing excellent longevity and rigidity for uniform and consistent cultivating depth, PFC reckons. The front support wheels provide even depth control by preventing yaw in the frame under high-speed cultivating. The support wheels can be replaced with weights. The Titan discs offer operators significantly more control on their cultivation operations. PFC also offers a range of smaller trailed or mounted options for the horticultural and agricultural sectors. FG

field and headland, unless they are already programmed into the Valtra Guide system. After this, the required turning radius is calibrated according to the type of implement being used and by turning the tractor sharply to the right and left. The final step is to select between two turning options:

U-turn mode: The tractor turns automatically in the headland into the adjacent undriven wayline. The tractor makes a small U-shaped turn

in the headland according to the maximum turning radius. This requires a relatively large headland Part-field mode: The tractor turns automatically in the headland into the third, fourth or

further wayline. This requires a smaller headland than for U-turns. SmartTurn is available now for 5th generation N and T Series tractors. It will also be available for fourth generation models and for other fifth generation models later in 2022. FG

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News Banbury company takes on new franchise

Diversification on a budget Diversification can seem daunting; however, robotic automation can provide flexibility in your machinery that is unmatched by other types of machinery. Bradley Engineering Ltd offers not only its Agristack range of palletisers, but also all types of robotic integration. From handling glass bottles for rapeseed oil or on-farm milk, robotic welding bringing your farm invention into production, robotic nailing crates together, to de-stacking pallets of meal straight into the feed hopper of a mill – the options are endless. The ability of robotics to be redeployed to other tasks within just a few moments allows one machine to be utilised for more than one task. For example, a smaller grower of potatoes who also grows onions and/ or carrots can find that one palletiser can stack both these products on separate pallets at the same time. As technological advances in hardware and software were made over the last two decades, the longevity of robotics has only increased. Robotics also don’t need to break

the bank – with a readily refurbished robot available from Bradley Engineering having a 15–20 year lifespan with routine maintenance, they are half the price of their brand-new counterpart. Spares and maintenance are no issue with Bradley Engineering providing both, along with expert advice as to which machine will be the most troublefree for a particular task. When adding value on farm is so crucial, contact Bradley Engineering to find out how automation can ease the workload of your new venture. FG

Bruce Hopkins Ltd has taken on the Bobcat franchise full line for Oxfordshire, and agricultural telehandlers for Warwickshire, under main dealer TVE Hire & Sales. Bruce Hopkins is offering new machine sales, parts sales, service and hire on all Bobcat machines; including construction and agricultural telehandlers, mini excavators up to 8t, tracked loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheeled loaders and compaction plates. A TL38.70HF Agri 4 telehandler is in stock for demonstrations. Bruce Hopkins Ltd was formed in 1969, and the focus of the business remains on servicing and repairing farm machinery. Bruce's son William has now joined the business after finishing an engineering degree at Harper Adams, with a focus on sales and building customer relations to expand the business, which is currently recruiting for extra sales staff and engineers. Its product offering consists of Teagle, Cousins of Emneth, Honda ATVs and UTVs,

Bomford Turner, Opico and many more. William said the new Bobcat franchise adds another well-known, reliable product in the construction and agricultural markets. “This was a big draw for us as they have products to suit most applications, with the skid steers and tracked loaders especially being world-renowned. The New R series telehandler which we have here as a demonstrator is also turning a lot of heads away from traditional brands.” For more information on the Bobcat line up, or to book a demonstration, contact Bruce Hopkins Ltd directly. FG


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Italian factory investment will help meet demand for new models An exclusive press visit to the Merlo production plant near Turin, provided an opportunity to try the latest models. David Williams reports. Merlo SPA was founded in 1964 by Amilcare Merlo – the father of current CEO Paolo Merlo – and it remains family owned and managed. Based in Cuneo, northern Italy, the company employs 1,600 people and produced approximately 7,200 machines last year. An ambitious target to increase annual production to 10,000 units within three to four years was stated by Paolo, and latest models added to an already extensive product and model line-up mean that this goal appears realistic – Covid-19 restrictions and component supplies permitting. Approximately 90% of components are produced in-house and large items bought in include the engines, wheels and tyres, and glass. Almost all the metalwork is machined and fabricated on-site, and Paulo explained that although this could easily be contracted out to local businesses, doing everything on site allows full control from the purchase of the steel to making design changes quickly when needed. It also protects the company’s own component designs as finished metal plate components are harder to copy when they are part of a finished machine.

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Many of the factory’s 330,000m2 of buildings are elderly, but the manufacturing systems inside are state-of-the-art. Most of the machining and welding is by robots, and the finish and paint are top quality. Growing demand for the company’s products has been met by a program of continuous expansion, and a local supermarket and nearby industrial buildings have become part of the production facilities, and large tunnels beneath the plant allow transport between work areas. Huge, computerised parts stores have been installed to ensure quick availability for users worldwide.

The company is best known in the UK for its bright green frontal telehandlers, but the range also includes: Rotating telehandlers; cement mixers; small, tracked load carriers; a multi-tool forestry tractor; and waste compactors for mounting on commercial vehicle bodies. “We have an excellent dealer network covering most of the UK and believe there is huge potential to not only increase our share of the telehandler market, but also to promote products from Merlo’s other

ranges too,” said Shaun. “Our core agricultural telehandlers include the compact P27.6, and the TF33.7 and TF35.7 models, and the larger TF42.7 is particularly popular on larger arable farms. The design and build quality are superb across the range, and when customers have owned a Merlo, then they rarely move away from the brand.”

Battery-powered handlers The Merlo factory visit included a tour of the impressive manufacturing continued over…

UK investment Investment hasn’t only been in Italy though. Merlo UK is a wholly owned subsidiary based in Hampshire. The UK represents 8% of Merlo’s total sales, and the Italian directors and UK general manager Shaun Groom see potential for significantly increased sales in future. After a joint venture with John Iles started in 1993, Merlo set up a dedicated UK base in 1996, and in 2021 there was significant investment in a new training centre as well as refurbished offices and stores facilities.

Merlo produces all its telehandlers in a single factory at Cuneo, Italy. The target is to produce 10,000 products annually within 2–3 years.

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Current CEO Paolo Merlo (right) with his father, Amilcare Merlo. “For us, telehandlers are not just a product – but a way of life,” stressed Paolo.

facilities, but the highlight was an opportunity to test-drive new eWorker battery-powered telehandlers which were previewed at major shows during the past year, and which are due to arrive with UK dealers soon. The initial range includes two models. The eWorker 25.5-60 is 2wd with a 60hp motor and the 25.5-90 is 4wd with 90hp. Both have 2,500kg maximum lift capacity and 4.8m maximum lift height, plus 2.5m maximum reach. The compact machines are only 1,540mm wide and 1,975mm high.

Not a conversion

The visit provided an opportunity to test drive the new eWorker 25.5-90 battery-powered model with up to 90hp.

Electric wheel motors drive reduction gears to propel the telehandler, producing up to 3,000kg of pulling force.

Rather than convert a conventional diesel-powered model to produce a battery version, Merlo started from scratch. The company suggests that this has allowed the machine to be designed around the batteries for the longest possible working time between charges, and the battery pack slides in from the right-hand side and extends the full width of the machine. A lead-acid 960amp, 48V battery pack is standard and an 850Ah lithium-ion battery option will be available next year. Merlo says lead-acid batteries offer advantages including reduced cost and the opportunity to repair them if they are damaged, but they are also fully recyclable – an important factor for users keen to adopt battery technology for a greener company profile. Lithium-ion batteries hold more energy, require less maintenance, have an extended life and can be quick or partially charged without causing damage, but they can’t be repaired, and they can only be partially recycled. The standard battery pack allows a genuine eight hours of continuous working between charges, and then is fully recharged within nine hours, but it can be easily fitted and removed allowing users to swap batteries for continuous operation away from a charge point and avoiding a delay while charging takes place. The lithium-ion battery can be recharged in five to seven hours. Both eWorkers have rear wheel steering, and the 2wd machine has an 85-degree steering angle and will turn in its own length. The 4wd model has a 60-degree steering angle and a 3.2m turning radius. The rear axle of both models oscillates up to seven degrees allowing use on uneven ground.

No shortage of power UK national sales manager Owen Buttle explains features of the eWorker, including the lead-acid battery pack which is fully recyclable, unlike lithium-ion versions.

The wheels are driven by electric motors direct coupled to the reduction gears. Maximum travel

speed is 25kph, and up to 2,000kg of pulling force is available from the 2wd model, and up to 3,000kg from the 4wd. Three power settings can be selected. Power – maximum performance and speed. Normal – up to 22kph for normal operation, and Eco reduces the maximum speed to 19kph and provides extended operating times on a battery charge. The handlers also have regenerative braking, which converts the travel movement to electrical energy which is returned to the battery, rather than just producing heat at the brakes. The boom and attachment are powered by an electric motor-driven hydraulic pump located under a cover behind the cab. Early units had a variable displacement hydraulic pump, but from this summer fixed displacement hydraulic pumps with gears will be standard. The boom descends by gravity to reduce battery consumption and for fast cycle times. Electronic operation has allowed additional functions to be added, including a work platform which allows control from the platform – due to be available later this year. Proportional steering, wheel alignment, proportional adjustment, auto brake engagement and a maximum 2.5kph travel speed will all be integrated for safety and convenience.

In the cab The eWorker test drive included negotiating an obstacle course which demonstrated the excellent all-around vision and superb manoeuvrability. The view from the seat is good, and two well-positioned mirrors make it easy to monitor the only blind spots immediately beside the right-hand front wheel and behind the machine. Multiple hydraulic functions can be used simultaneously. This means the operator can raise or lower the boom at the same time as extending or retracting it, while also powering an attachment. Cycle times are quick, but functions become slower when the oil flow is shared. Active boom suspension is an option, and it comes with automatic deactivation at speeds below 3kph for full control during precise handling operations. The cab is a compact version of the unit fitted to the rest of Merlo’s handler line-up, but there is adequate room for a tall operator to work in comfort. The left-hand door window can be opened fully and locked in position to maximise ventilation. The steering wheel and main controls are all wellarranged and within easy reach. To ‘start’ the handler, the operator turns a conventional key – past run continued over…


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Machinery is very progressive, making it easy to achieve precise movements. There is a lot of torque at the wheels, and even at crawling speeds on uneven ground, the handler maintains a constant speed without adjusting the pedal position. Noise levels in the cab are low – even with the window open, and Merlo quotes external noise levels of just 64dBA, making the eWorker ideal for operation in populated buildings. An electric cab heater is an option, and the front screen can also be heated. The eWorker’s cab was designed especially for the machine and provides plenty of space, although it is smaller than the cabs of other models in the range.

A capacitive joystick senses the operator’s hand and avoids the need for a safety button to activate it. Forward/reverse shuttle control is available on the joystick as well as on the steering column mounted lever. Working modes to save power and extend battery operating times can be selected through the display. …from previous page

to the start position – at which point there is a loud click to inform the operator that the machine is ready to use. The electronic dashboard lights up and there is a delay of a few seconds while settings are checked, and the display enters operating mode. All the time the ignition is on, the main hydraulic pump is running which produces a constant, low-pitched hum. The main control joystick automatically senses when the user’s hand is present. Once it is activated, then the stick operates without the sensors having to be touched. The joystick controls all hydraulic functions, and it can also select forward and reverse travel, instead of the main shuttle control, for convenience. Travel speed is regulated using the accelerator pedal and the action

The Cingo tracked load and tool carrier range is well established, but a new battery powered model will be available to purchase next year with equivalent performance and speed capability to petrol and diesel engine versions.


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Although the eWorker demonstration didn’t provide an opportunity to handle heavy loads, it was obvious that the machine is extremely capable. Target markets include vegetable and salad producers where the absence of operating noise and fumes in packing sheds will be an advantage, and where its battery power adds to the green credentials which are increasingly valued by supermarkets and large wholesalers. Farms with onsite electricity generation including AD plants, solar panels and wind turbines are an obvious target, but it will appeal to many customers where most operation is in a yard and close to electrical supplies. It is quiet, easy to operate, and the visibility is excellent, and dealers will have extensive lists of customers keen to try it.

Merlo’s agricultural telehandler line-up includes Multifarmer models with a rear three-point linkage, which allows them to operate linkage-mounted and PTO-driven implements which would otherwise require a tractor. Merlo stresses that the Multifarmer isn’t a tractor replacement for most farms, but it can support a tractor fleet by powering implements when a tractor isn’t available. Approximately 400–500 are manufactured per year, and there is demand from European

countries including the UK, as well as the USA and Canada. “When a customer has experienced the advantages of a Multifarmer, then he won’t move away from it,” confirmed Shaun Groom. The current line-up includes models with 3.4t or 4.3t lift capacity and 6.8m or 8.8m maximum lift height, but the two 4.3t models will be replaced by the MF44.7CS-170CVTronic and the MF44.9CS-170CVTronic which lift 4.4t to 6.8m, and 8.8m respectively, and feature the EPD Powertrain which allows users to select the appropriate mode for a task to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. The new models have Stage 5 engines producing 170hp.

ASCS display Operating efficiency and ease of use is also increased with the addition of Merlo’s ASCS safety system. This monitors the lifting operation to ensure loads remain within safe parameters, but also adds extra functions. These include: • Working area settings – the continued over…

Battery-powered tracked carriers Merlo also used the press event to announce its new battery-powered Cingo rubber-tracked load carrier. The current range includes diesel and petrol engine versions with 400–1,200kg load capacities, all with hydrostatic transmission, but the M600TD-e electric model will be available later this year with UK deliveries from early 2023. A test-drive on paved and uneven ground demonstrated its performance and agility. Steering is by a pair of levers, with one controlling each track’s speed and direction. The electric motor drive is smooth and very responsive, and the machine is extremely quiet with more noise produced by the tracks against the ground than the drive motors. Merlo says that the electric Cingo has identical operating speed and power to engine-driven versions, and the convenience and quiet operation will appeal to a wide range of customers including those working in built-up areas, and where there is a power supply for recharging.

Multifarmer telehandlers come with a rear three-point linkage and mechanical PTO drive, allowing them to replace tractors in some situations. The new Multifarmer MF44.7 and MF44.9 models gain a Stage 5, 170hp engine and increased 4.4t lift capacity over previous versions.

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user can set working parameters such as a maximum lift height for operation in low buildings Movement speed setting – individual functions can be speed restricted for extra control Free zone – when a Merlo bucket is fitted, a ‘free zone’ is automatically activated and if the boom angle remains under 10 degrees and it isn’t extended beyond one metre, then the stability system deactivates allowing full break-out and lifting force to be used Memorised handled loads – The display records details of each load handled Continuous delivery – Through the ASCS display, users can regulate and deliver a constant hydraulic oil flow to implements for each of the four auxiliary outlets at the top of the boom.

The new compact P27.6 comes with a capacitive joystick for extra convenience and ease of use, the ASCS safety system and EPD transmission. The large cab is shared with the full range of Merlo handlers.

Compact handler updates New compact handlers include the TF27.6 with 2.7t lift capacity and 5.9m maximum lift height, powered by a 75.1hp engine. The new model features EPD transmission, the ASCS safety system and the new capacitive main control joystick which allows forward/reverse travel direction shuttling. Advantages include faster hydraulic movement, reduced fuel consumption and extra comfort over the models replaced. The TF27.6 shares the same cab as the largest handlers in the line-up, which Merlo claims is the widest of any brand.

Forestry applications Merlo manufactures TreEmme toolcarrying tractors which are especially well suited to forestry operations such as scrub clearance. Two new models have joined the line-up with 241hp and 340hp engines and Cat 2 and Cat 3 implement linkages. Four-wheel steering is standard, and an OPS-certified cab ensures safety and operator comfort. Shaun Groom said that there are many potential customers for the TreEmme in the UK, and a machine will be available for evaluation soon. FG

TreEmme tool handler tractors are ideal for forestry applications. UK general manager Shaun Groom said he believes the machine would offer major benefits for UK forestry and landscaping operations, and that a test machine will arrive for evaluation later this year.

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Spring seedbeds benefit from specialist cultivator A Suffolk sugar beet grower trialled a high-specification seedbed cultivator this spring, to find out whether it offered significant advantages over the farm’s usual power harrow-based system. David Williams reports.

A 6m Lemken Kompaktor seedbed cultivator was trialled this spring by Suffolk-based Rougham Estate Farms.

land quickly for drilling when weather windows occurred. We are also keen to exploit any opportunities to save fuel which has become a priority as prices are currently so high.”

Light land planting Lemken’s Kompaktor seedbed cultivator is designed to crumble, reconsolidate, and level soils, leaving an ideal seedbed for spring drilling. The manufacturer claims that it creates ideal conditions for planting fine seeds such as sugar beet, onions, and oilseed rape.

Fine, level seedbed The Kompaktor is available in working widths from 3–12m, and in rigid, foldable and foldable semimounted versions. The 6m semi-mounted model supplied for the trial had four 1.5m roller and tine sections suspended from the main frame. Sections are individually mounted, allowing movement over and around obstructions. Each section consists of a pair of 270mm flat bar rollers, two levelling boards and three rows of spring tines. The rollers form the running gear, and there is one at the front of each section and the other at the rear – with the three lines of tines mounted between. Working depth is set

The Kompaktor is designed to create a fine, level, and consolidated tilth ideal for drilling small seed crops.

by adjusting the height of the tines relative to the front and rear rollers. A single adjustment is needed to set each tine bank and a parallelogram linkage ensures tines adjust evenly across the length and width. Hydraulically adjusted levelling boards behind the front and rear rollers remove peaks and fill in troughs, and shatter clods thrown by the rollers. At the back of the cultivator, a large 400mm crosskill packer roller crushes remaining clods and consolidates the ground, leaving an ideal surface for drilling.

Range of soils Rougham Estate Farms, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk grows approximately 1,100ha of arable crops on a mix of owned and contract-farmed land with soils ranging from very light sand to heavy clay loams. Sugar beet is grown as a break crop on all soil types. Reduced margins in recent years have highlighted the need to optimise growing conditions to maximise yields but creating ideal seedbeds can be challenging, especially on heavy clay soils. For many years, power harrows have been used as they work in almost any conditions and can be relied on to leave an acceptable finish. “We know that we can rely on power harrows to create a tilth, but they need a lot of power and fuel, and are very slow,” stressed Rougham Estate Farms arable manager Paul Cornwell, who also has his own agricultural contracting business specialising in planting and harvesting sugar beet. “We were keen to find out how the Kompaktor performed on our range of soils, and whether using it rather than the power harrow would produce a better seedbed for our sugar beet. “Higher work rates were expected – which would give us added opportunities to prepare

On the lighter land, over-winter cover crops had been established after wheat or rye, and then sprayed off ahead of a pass with a low disturbance subsoiler. Exceptionally dry conditions meant that the bar rollers penetrated well below the surface, and the tines had to be raised to prevent them working too deep. A large volume of loose, dry soil built up occasionally in front of the levelling boards, but hydraulic adjustment from the cab meant the operator could make fine adjustments on the move to keep the soil flowing. The two side panels prevented soil spilling out from the machine and bouts were perfectly matched without ridges or troughs. The Kompaktor worked well, and consolidation by the flat bar rollers and rear press helped retain valuable moisture. continued over…

The 6m cultivator is made up of four 1.5m sections. Each section has three rows of tines between a pair of rollers – one at the front and the other at the rear. Levelling boards follow each roller, and hydraulic adjustment from the cab means the operator can raise or lower them to adjust the amount of soil able to flow through. A rear crosskill packer roller crushes clods and reconsolidates the ground.

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The three rows of tines between the rollers are mounted on a parallelogram linkage. This means all the tines adjust as a group to work at equal depth. …from previous page

Heavy land challenge The heavier land grew wheat last year, and stubbles had been sprayed off and then ploughed and pressed before being left over-winter. Dry weather during the weeks before cultivation meant that the surface had become hard and cloddy, creating a challenge for the Kompaktor. “Some of the ploughed and pressed ground was very hard on top, and after a single pass the spring tines hadn’t penetrated as much as we had hoped,” commented Paul. “We used the power harrow to prepare some of the land, and made a double pass with the Kompaktor elsewhere which proved successful. Even where two passes had been needed, preparing the land with the Kompaktor was still faster and cheaper than a single pass with the power harrow.”

Clods less of an issue Paul said that the dry conditions and heavy soils produced clods which were very difficult to break down. “One of the main advantages of the Kompaktor is that any clods not broken or crushed are left on the surface. When we drilled behind the Kompaktor, the clod deflectors were able to push lumps on the surface to the side, leaving a fine tilth for the opener to work in, and to surround and cover the seed. “There were fewer clods to be seen on the surface where the power harrow had been used, but when we dug down to check the seed rows it was obvious that the clods were mixed in with the finer tilth around the seeds instead. The rotary blade action had distributed the remaining clods throughout the working depth,” he confirmed. “Fine tilth around small seeds in the rows is needed

to ensure optimal seed to soil contact, so the Kompaktor achieved better conditions for early and even establishment.” Wheeltrack eradicators at the front of the cultivator easily removed compaction behind the tractor’s dual wheels, and the field surface was left level and ideal for drilling. “Rather than lift the cultivator onto its transport wheels for headland turns, we left it in the ground,” said Paul. “It turns easily, and the headlands are worked during each turn. Compaction is reduced, and in sticky conditions the rollers keep turning and remain clear of soil.”

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Machinery them to onion producers and to turf growers who also require the level finish and fine tilth. “It’s a very versatile machine and it will achieve high work rates. Once a farm has invested in a Kompaktor – then we often hear of it being used to prepare seedbeds for a wide variety of spring crops.”

Side guards keep moving soil within the confines of the cultivator at typical working speeds of 12–14kph. Perfect bout matching is achieved without ridges or troughs at the join.

up and use. Once a suitable depth setting was identified, then the only time it needed changing was when moving between light and heavy soils. “I was impressed by its performance, and especially the high rate of work which means that enough land can be prepared in just a few hours to keep the beet drill working all day. It produces a good, well consolidated seedbed and it leaves the land level. Compared to the power harrow, it’s also quieter, more comfortable and it achieves a better finish too.” FG

Increased flexibility Paul said that during the long-term demonstration, the Lemken cultivator had proved easy to set

The Kompaktor requires very little maintenance. All the main bearings are sealed for life, and the only grease points are on the folding pivot points – and need lubricating once per season. The ball on the lower linkage hitch point should be greased weekly. For transport – the Kompactor folds for transport in under a minute and Paul said it tows well behind the tractor at high speeds on the road.

Not just for sugar beet Lemken area sales manager Steve Plumb arranged the cultivator’s loan and helped to set up the machine on its arrival at Rougham Estate. “The Kompaktor is well established, and most of those working in the UK are in the Eastern Counties and East Anglia,” he explained. “It’s probably the best cultivator for preparing land for sugar beet, but the working principle and seedbed finish makes it ideal for other crops too, and we have supplied

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Machinery Kevin Smith removes black-grass seed heads from an oat crop in Bedfordshire, in mid-May. Preceding dry weather created challenging conditions as there was very little difference between the weed height and the crop. However, accurate adjustment from the cab allowed Kevin to achieve a good result.

Black-grass removal from standing crops An Oxfordshire-based contractor is pioneering a service to remove black-grass and other tall weeds from customers’ crops. David Williams saw the new machine in action. Kevin Smith and his wife Louise run the contracting business, which trades as Pasture Care. A stubble-to-stubble contracting service is provided, as well as general contracting. “We wanted to increase our range of services and know that tackling black-grass

and other herbicide-resistant weeds is a headache for many farmers,” he explained. “The Zurn solution impressed me as it cuts and collects weed heads, rather than dropping them on the ground to grow. It isn’t labour intensive either, which is an

important consideration.” The Zurn Top Cut Collect has a 12m working width comprising two 6m folding sections with double reciprocating blades. Weed heads protruding above the crop canopy are cut off and brushed onto cross conveyors by rotating sweeps. The heads are delivered to a central elevator, then into a 7m3 hopper. “We follow the tramlines,” stressed Kevin, “but most are at 24m or 36m – so additional passes are made inbetween. Narrow wheels minimise the amount of crop that is driven on, and I estimate losses of approximately 3%.” Minimal clearance between the crop canopy and the protruding weed heads means that accurate height control is essential. Hydraulic adjustment from the cab enables the centre working height and the end of each wing to be set independently, allowing compensation for uneven ground and variable crops. Maximum cutter bar height is 1.8m and the minimum is 30cm. Timing is critical as the weeds need to be as high as possible above the crop but removed before they shed viable seeds. “Black-grass is such a big problem for so many farmers but watching a stream of black-grass heads travelling up the elevator to the hopper is

very satisfying,” added Kevin. The service is being offered to growers across south and south-east England. Most interest so far has been for removal of grass weeds from wheat, but customers have enquired about a wide variety of crops including oats, kale, and grass. “The lack of effective selective herbicide treatments means that mechanical removal is often the only option, and our solution allows seed head removal before they disperse and increase the weed burden,” Kevin added. “It appeals to organic farms for removal of a wider range of weeds, and it’s a new option for farmers with reduced or zero-tillage regimes who are reluctant to disturb the ground by ploughing. “The machine represents a big investment for us, but our new service is already proving popular.” FG

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Machinery The 457S is JCB’s new flagship articulated wheeled loader for the agricultural market, with a maximum operating weight of 20t, and 282hp from a Cummins 6.7-litre engine. A new 16ft 7.1m3 capacity folding grass rake has been added to the attachment line-up so that 457S users can get maximum output from their machines.

Bigger, better, and faster products at UK press launch A JCB press event announced the arrival of a bigger wheeled loader, better controls for Fastracs, plus the fastest and most powerful Loadall to date. David Williams was there. Bigger loader

JCB’s agricultural wheeled loader line-up has a new 457S flagship – with a 20t operating weight and capable of lifting payloads more than six tonnes. JCB general manager for wheeled loading shovels, Matt Barkas, said the new higher capacity loader will appeal for use within large scale loading operations such as handling manure, sugar beet and root crops, and it is also ideal for working on silage clamps. A new 16ft folding grass fork with 7.1m3 capacity has been added to JCB’s attachment list specifically for the new loader, allowing owners to get the most out of the capable machine. The 457S shares features with the established 457 loader which is popular for stockpiling and loading out of large bulk commodity stores, but the agricultural ‘S’ version has a new rear chassis and counterweight, a much larger fuel tank and a new transmission, axles, wheels, and tyres

for demanding outdoor roles.

Class-leading power A Cummins 6-cyl, 6.7-litre engine provides up to 282hp and 1,200Nm peak torque in dynamic mode, giving a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 14hp per tonne. In economy mode it produces 224hp, and automatic engine shutdown after a period idling assists overall fuel economy. An upgraded cooling pack is designed to stay clean in dusty working conditions, and the fan can be set to auto-reverse every 15, 30, or 45 minutes. The ZF transmission is a new six-speed forward, three-speed reverse powershift with manual and automatic operating modes. In standard configuration full mechanical lock-up occurs in all six forward gears, but the operator can also programme the system to lock the transmission in any reverse gear, and any of the three lowest forward

gears to suit the application. Wide track, heavy-duty axles with 20-stud wheel fixings and with limited slip, or auto locking differentials are fitted. Tyre options include 710mm or 800mm radial traction or hard surface tyres, but the overall width remains under 3m for transport. Maximum travel speed is either 40kph or 48kph, and trailers up to 20t can be towed on the optional Rockinger hitch. Twin-line hydraulic or air-ready trailer braking is an option. A 400-litre fuel tank makes the 457S especially suitable for field loading or contractor use working away from a fuel supply. The standard Command Plus cab is superb, but the optional Contractor Pro pack adds 360-degree lighting, floor carpet, a half-leather heated and ventilated seat, twin beacons, and a stainless-steel exhaust.

Better controls

New 4000- and 8000-series Fastracs have undergone an in-cab revolution, with a completely new iCon user interface providing operators with enhanced comfort, greater ease of use and extra flexibility. The new control system consists of three key features: • iConfigure – allows users to configure controls to suit their preference • iConnect – integrates advanced precision farming solutions • iControl – redefines operation through new driveline software.

Capable and flexible The standard arms lift to a 4.3m pin height, but the high-lift version pictured achieves a 4.8m maximum pin height.

The Fastrac range includes 4000-series and 8000-series models from 175–348hp, and they all gain the new

armrest-mounted console housing the main controls as well as a new 12in colour touchscreen. Fully integrated Isobus allowing set-up and operation through the display, plus precise JCB GPS guidance and implement control applications are all available through the new terminal – reducing the need for additional screens in the cab. On the front dashboard – a new 7in digital display indicates speed and engine rpm, along with essential vehicle status information. The new armrest controls include a main multi-function joystick, a bank of four assignable RGB LED colourcoded levers giving proportional control of electrically operated spool valves, PTO and hitch controls, and there is a smaller auxiliary joystick with four assignable buttons and a rocker switch, and with LED colour backlights confirming which spool is assigned to each control. The touchscreen is bright and crystal clear. There are five screen sections. The display reacts like a smartphone and the user simply swipes once to the right to access a more detailed settings menu for adjustment of up to six front/ rear spool valves, then another two screens display essential vehicle status information with a remote camera view and an Isobus 2 Universal Terminal screen, and a fifth screen is dedicated to JCB GPS guidance and precision farming options. Up to 50 individual sequences with up to 50 steps each can be programmed into the Headland Turn Assist. JCB Rapid Steer is new – reducing the number of steering wheel turns and operator effort needed during headland and other manoeuvres.

Transmission functionality iCon also brings new transmission controls. Smart Transmission Control allows operators to set a required travel speed, then the optimum engine speed and transmission ratio is selected by the management system and constantly adjusts to meet the requirements of changing loads. Joystick and pedal control driving modes no longer need pre-selecting, and the system automatically switches as soon as either control is used. continued over…

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A new Pro operating mode allows the operator to push the joystick forward and back to alter the travel speed, pull it to the left to shuttle between forward and reverse, and push it right for cruise control. A test drive of the 8330 iCon pulling an Amazone Ceus 4m cultivator highlighted the ease of use and the system’s flexibility.

Having achieved a suitable speed using the foot throttle or control joystick, the stick was then pushed to the right and cruise control took over – keeping the speed constant as working conditions varied. A small orange rocker switch on the joystick allows fine speed adjustments to be made. Small rocker movements gently increase or decrease the speed, and larger movements provide a quicker

 All new Fastracs in both the 4000and 8000-series will be supplied with the iCon control concept. The new control layout is superb. It includes a 12in touchscreen and a new multi-purpose control joystick with programmable buttons and extra functionality.

speed change. For situations such as travelling alongside combines or root harvesters while filling trailers, it’s very user-friendly. To override the speed control, the user simply pushes the stick forward or back or presses the brake or accelerator pedal.

Precision farming The iCon 12in display allows Isobus control of front and rear-mounted implements using a common graphics interface, and the programmable auxiliary joystick adds opportunities for bespoke control allocations. The fully integrated GPS guidance package comprises a Novatel Smart-7 receiver, a steering controller and a JCB interface with Section Control and Variable Rate Control available as unlock options. Alternatively, the Fastrac can be supplied GPS-ready for use with other guidance and precision farming system providers. JCB’s unique Twin Steer mode is available for 4000-series models. GPS receivers are mounted to the front and rear of the machine. If the track of ether axle deviates from the correct position, then the front and rear steering can operate individually to correct it. This offers benefits for working on side slopes when there is automatic compensation for side

slip, and users can also set a constant offset so that the tractor crab steers for optimum weight distribution.

Operator comfort The Command Plus cab features climate control air conditioning, and in-cab storage is improved. Media control is through the touch screen or hard keys. A new top-specification air suspension seat has been introduced with heating and ventilation, and it is available as part of the Field Pro and Pro Line option packs. The new Pro Line pack is available only when front linkage is fitted, and it adds LED road and auxiliary headlights, twin beacons and a road performance package including hill-hold and 2wd traction control.

Verdict The new design is well thought out. The controls are ideally located, the 12in screen is on a pivoting arm allowing it to be positioned to suit user preference, or to be moved to the side for a clearer view to the front. The menus are logical and the whole system is intuitive. Anyone who can use a smartphone can set up and use the iCon system, and all the control levers, buttons and dials have a continued over…


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quality feel. It could be argued that JCB’s Fastrac cab layouts were due a refresh, but the new iCon control concept brings them firmly up to date and will add to the Fastrac’s appeal for existing users as well as those considering changing from other brands.

Faster handling

According to JCB research, typical farm telehandlers spend 20% of their time on the road, 15% pulling trailers, and only 60% engaged in handling tasks. The company was the first to offer 40kph capability on selected Loadall models, and it has now raised the bar again by introducing the world’s first production 50kph telehandler. The Agri Pro 542-70 has a 4.8-litre, 173hp DieselMax engine driving through a new version of JCB’s DualTech VT half hydrostatic, half direct mechanical-drive, 50kph transmission. Peak torque of 690Nm is at only 1,500rpm. Hydrostatic drive operates between 0–22kph, then mechanical drive engages up to maximum speed. Compared to existing Agri Xtra models with 150hp and the previous DualTech VT 40kph transmission, the 542-70 produces 22% more tractive effort at working speeds and achieves 25%

greater productivity during transport applications. JCB hasn’t just added a bigger engine and higher gear ratios. New 10-stud axles are fitted, with equalsize hydraulic brakes front and rear. Individual circuits meet European T1b tractor homologation standards, while 4wd also engages during heavy braking. The steering is upgraded for improved control at high speeds. The cab has new mounts improving comfort, and automatic boom suspension cuts out below 4kph for precision operation during handling tasks. Hydraulic performance is also uprated. A variable displacement piston pump supplies up to 160 litres/min of oil flow (14% more than the previous flagship), and regenerative hydraulics allow the boom to descend under its own weight for faster cycle times and reduced fuel consumption. Maximum lift capacity is 4.2t and maximum lift height is 7.01m. Loadall product manager Adrian Hall said that where the unique combination of power, acceleration, torque, and top speed can be exploited, the new Loadall 542-70 Agri Pro can reduce journey times between the field and the farm, and

 JCB’s new Loadall 542-70 Agri Pro has a powerful 173hp Dieselmax engine and a new version of the DualTech VT transmission. Driveline, axle, and brake upgrades have added 50kph capability. Pictured – the new Loadall 542-70 at its maximum 50kph.  The 542-70 isn’t only for transport. It lifts 4.2t and has a maximum lift height of 7.01m. A 160 litres/min hydraulic pump and regenerative hydraulics provide rapid cycle times.

it will more easily keep pace with tractors and other farm vehicles moving between sites as part of loading or spreading operations.

Verdict The Bamford family’s private estate allowed the new Loadall’s high speed performance to be tested. The cab is comfortable and spacious, and all-around vision is excellent – adding to operator confidence. The powerful

engine and efficient transmission provide quick acceleration and a maximum speed of just over 50kph is easily maintained while climbing gentle slopes. The Loadall felt secure and stable throughout the test drive, including when applying the brakes aggressively to simulate an emergency stop. For large farms and contracting operations, it’s likely to prove popular. FG

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The FarmDroid autonomous seeder and weeder is available through selected Opico dealers in the UK. Solar powered, and with no complex camera systems, it is a simple and cost-effective option which will have appeal for those growing organic and high-value vegetable, salad, and root crops.

The first dedicated seeding and weeding robot was demonstrated to UK press by Opico on a Lincolnshire farm. David Williams reports. “Being an independent farm machinery supplier gives us the opportunity to listen to farmers and dealers and also develop our own ideas,” explained Opico managing director James Woolway. “We knew robotics was coming, but hadn’t expected to enter the field this quickly, and when we were contacted by FarmDroid late last year it was a no-brainer. It was the right product manufactured by the right people.” Denmark-based FarmDroid sold its first field robot in 2018, and an improved version was available in 2020. Now, the manufacturer has 16 distributors serving 18 countries, and more than 250 robot units have been sold – including six currently operating in the UK.

Blind hoeing possible The FarmDroid FD20 is unique. It has a 3m working width and can be fitted with 4–12 row units for row spacings of 22.5–90cm. Rather than relying on complex camera systems to distinguish between weeds and the crop, ultra-precise RTK mapping is used instead. The location of every seed planted is recorded and mapped, and when weeding takes place then the memorised positions are left undisturbed. One of the main advantages compared to camera-based systems is that blind weeding is possible – by hoeing between the seeds before crop emergence. Key to its operation –

the FarmDroid must have planted the crop to later return and weed it, and a dedicated RTK base station must be installed close to the field for sub-10mm accuracy.

Self-contained The FarmDroid is powered by batteries recharged by a large solar panel on top of the machine. During longer summer days it can work continuously, but when there is less sunlight in spring and autumn and skies are often overcast, then an additional battery pack can keep the machine working while the other set is recharged from a mains supply.

The FarmDroid FD20 comes with a 3m working width and it is available in 4–12 row working formats for row spacing from 22.5–90cm. Hoeing accuracy allows weed control within 5mm of seedlings.

Extreme accuracy The FarmDroid has a very low 400–600 watt power requirement. This is partly due to a low operating speed of only 450–900m per hour, which is key to its precise operation. Travelling at less than 1kph means it can run autonomously, with monitoring possible by an online portal or app. One robot per 20ha of crops per season is recommended, but Opico says this depends on the crop and weed pressure. The FarmDroid uses a mechanical hoe to control the weeds and at least one pass per week is required to ensure weeds don’t become established with deep roots. Minimum row spacing is 22.5cm, and the machine will work in crops up to 40–50cm high. continued over…

The electric-driven seeding units use a seeding disc for extreme accuracy. Seeds are dropped down the seed tube to the coulter, and an electronic shutter gate holds them in place before opening to release them in exactly the right location. The low travel speed and short drop to the seed channel means there is no danger of seed bounce or roll.

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Efficient operation The FarmDroid operates autonomously within field boundaries set by the user. Obstructions and headlands can be

identified, and the robot calculates the most efficient working pattern. Steering is by the two rear wheels which each have their own drive motor. Extreme working accuracy is achieved using two GPS receivers – one at the front

and the other at the rear. The relative positions of the receivers are compared, and where there is a variation then a correction is applied by adjusting the front wheel angle. The system compensates for side slip on uneven or sloping ground as well as loss of traction by a drive wheel and ensures all the working elements operate at the correct angle. At the end of each row the steering makes a small swerve just as the working elements are lifted so that they emerge from the ground cleanly and avoid soil sticking.

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During hoeing, the seeding units remain mounted on the machine, but they are moved along the frame to make way for the hoe assemblies. For intra-row weed control, electric actuators move the blades in and out between the seedlings. Because the location of every seed is known, hoeing can take place before crop emergence for blind weeding.

Most machine components are stainless steel, and adjustments are made using just two spanners. Physical markings and notches on adjustable components make it easy to replicate settings on each coulter or hoe across the machine. Programming is through a display on the FarmDroid itself, or through the FarmDroid portal. The app is used only for monitoring and basic control. All the working data is stored on the machine’s computer, but it is also backed-up on the FarmDroid server, so a replacement machine could be programmed to take over during the season if necessary. Back-up is provided by the Danish manufacturer seven days per week and 18 hours per day, and a specialist Opico team will provide back-up to UK customers too.

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Pictured at the Opico press demonstration in Lincolnshire – (l-r) Opico managing director James Woolway, sales director Charles Bedforth, after sales director Angus Steven, FarmDroid head of sales and marketing Eddie Bolding Pederson and Opico FarmDroid sales manager Harvey Sherwin.

The precision planter units have double disc openers followed by the seed coulters. The user enters the number of seeds needed per hectare, and the robot management system regulates the disc rotation speed to match the working speed. One seed is dropped each time from the disc down the seed chute, and an electronic gate at the base of the chute opens and closes at precisely the right time to ensure accurate seed placement. The low travel speed and a very short drop from the seed gate prevents rolling and bounce so seeds remain in the correct position. A free floating press wheel covers the seed and ensures seed to soil contact – very little pressure is needed due to the low working speed. Each coulter has its own optical sensor to ensure that seeds are passing through the tube when expected and to identify blockages. If problems occur, then the machine stops, and the owner is alerted through the FarmDroid app. At the end of each row, electronic actuators lift the seeding

units out of work, and the machine turns 90 degrees before travelling to the next row and it then starts the return bout.

Precise weed control When seeding is finished, the seed hoppers are removed and the seeding units are moved across the implement frame, and the hoe units are moved into position instead. Inter-row and intra-row weeding are both possible, and the hoe blades can safely operate within 5mm of seedlings between rows and within 20mm in the row. For inter-row operation a narrow blade runs between each row of crop moving the loose soil and exposes the weed roots to the sun. For intra-row weeding, electric-powered active weeding heads pivot hoe blades in and out between each plant within spatial parameters set by the operator.

Self-charging The demonstration, on an overcast day, was in a field of sugar beet drilled just a week earlier by the machine. Cotyledons were only just visible so hoeing by a cameraguided machine wouldn’t have been possible. Inter-row and intrarow hoeing was demonstrated. According to the machine’s display, the electrical consumption was 0.5kW, and 0.44kW was being generated by the solar panel, so the FarmDroid would operate for many hours before stopping for the battery to recharge. Because of its low travel speed, the FarmDroid is very safe. A cable mounted on a frame surrounds the machine, and if it contacts an obstruction then the machine stops. The user then receives an alert through the app and must attend the machine and check it before it will restart.

Appeal for UK growers FarmDroid head of sales and marketing, Eddie Bolding Pederson, was at the demonstration, and he said that the robotic seeder and weeder has been designed around feedback from customers and that future developments are likely to be mainly add-ons to the existing model which can also be retrofitted. Additional models might be added, but the operating principle will remain the same. Opico FarmDroid sales manager Harvey Sherwin believes the machine will appeal to UK growers. “It weighs only 1,050kg, so soil damage through rutting and compaction is minimal; and it

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Machinery requires minimal space for headland turns so growers can make the most of the cropping area available. “Labour supply remains a major issue and costs to employ workers are rising. Compared to manual weeding it will save 80–94% of time, and if one FarmDroid will do the work of up to 15 manual workers, then it could pay for itself in less than a year.” Harvey said that target markets include organic growers, vegetable, and salad producers as well as those growing herbs, flowers, sugar beet, and livestock fodder crops including fodder beet, stubble turnips and kale.

Dealer view Opico is distributing the FarmDroid through selected dealers in its existing network, and one of the first to sign up was Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd, which has depots covering East Anglia and South-East England. “Technology is developing fast, and we believe that robotic implements will soon be a lot more mainstream,” explained Ernest Doe Power general sales manager Ed Perry. “Opico is a very respected and long-term supplier to our business, so when we heard that the company was taking on the FarmDroid franchise we were keen to learn more. The robotic seeder and weeder fits perfectly within our strategy of ensuring we offer our customers the very latest technology and advanced solutions to benefit their businesses.” Ed said that the Ernest Doe team is impressed by the FarmDroid’s build quality and its simplicity. “We expect it to be reliable and are impressed by the back-up from FarmDroid as well as the support commitment from the Opico team. It’s brandnew technology and knowing that back-up is available will be essential for farms committing to this sort of product. “Robotic machines obviously save labour, but given the current high price of diesel the ability to run on free solar energy is an additional bonus. While the machine isn’t cheap – the price seems reasonable, and the predicted payback period is realistic. “There are many customers in our trading area that we can see this appealing to, and one of the first FarmDroids operating commercially in the UK is already installed on a farm served by our Framlingham branch. “We have recently doubled the size of our ‘Tech Team’, which is made up of people who understand this new technology, and who will ensure

we can offer the necessary excellent sales and after-sale support to our customers,” he confirmed. The FarmDroid FD20 will carry out repetitive tasks day after day with minimal supervision, and it provides a possible solution for growers encountering problems due to the current labour shortages. Fuel and chemical costs are increasing, and the electric-powered FarmDroid and mechanical weed control system will add to a grower’s carbon-neutral credentials as well as being environmentally friendly. “Supplied in the most popular six-row working format, it’s priced at only £59,500, so it is commercially viable too,” confirmed Harvey. FG

Harvey Sherwin (left) with Ernest Doe Power general sales manager Ed Perry and the FarmDroid, at Lamma '22 last month.

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East Anglian grass harvesting demonstration attracts customers from across the UK An opportunity to view the latest grass harvesting machinery and see most of it in action proved popular, at a demonstration arranged by Claas UK and attended by dealers and customers. David Williams was there. A field adjacent to the Claas UK headquarters was used for the event. Dealers from throughout mainland UK and Ireland attended with customers. Claas product manager for foragers, balers and green harvest machinery, Dean Cottey introduced selected products from each group – including mowers, tedders, rakes and round and square balers, as well as Jaguar forage harvesters, and Claas product manager for tractors and materials handlers, David Thornton explained features and benefits of

each tractor, before the combinations were demonstrated in front of the enthusiastic crowd. The Jaguar forage harvester was the star attraction as usual, but latest four-rotor rakes, and recently announced Quadrant Evolution large square balers also created considerable interest. Claas dealer staff who attended included representatives from Manns, BW Mack, Sharnford Tractors, Claas Western, Claas Eastern, Olivers, and Morris Corfield, as well as many from Ireland. FG

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The Claas grass harvesting demonstration on land adjacent to the company’s UK headquarters in Suffolk provided an opportunity for dealers and customers to see the latest machinery in action.

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Parr Plant is based near Cheshunt in Buckinghamshire. The Parr family farms and provides an agricultural contracting service. Digger work and grass harvesting are among the services offered, and Claas machinery is supplied by local dealer Olivers. The Claas fleet includes a new Rollant RF round baler, two Disco mowers – a 3200 Contour and a new 3200 F, as well as a Volto 900 tedder and a Liner 2600 rake. “We make a lot of hay but also make haylage and grass silage,” explained Charlie Parr who works with his father but manages the agricultural contracting enterprise. “Everything is baled, and we started dealing with Claas only three years ago when we needed a tedder, as Claas and the back-up through Olivers was highly recommended by local farmers.” Pictured (l-r) are Olivers area sales representative Paul Green, Harry Hawes who works with Charlie, and Charlie Parr.

Based at Frome, Somerset, HL Stott Contracting Ltd relies on Claas machinery supplied by local dealer Claas Western. “We have had Claas forage harvesters for almost 30 years,” explained Graham Stott. “Grass and maize are harvested, and our current Jaguar 880 replaced an 860 model. We deal with George Evans at the dealer’s Frome depot and know we can depend on excellent after-sales service which is essential to our business. “We use Claas mowers and rakes too, and offer all aspects of agricultural contracting, including slurry applications. The Claas event was very informative – the new Liner rakes are impressive with advantages over our existing model, and I’m impressed by the investment Claas has made in its UK headquarters.”

User-friendly terminal Those attending the event had an opportunity to try the new Claas Cemis 1200 terminal. The display is the same size and has a similar appearance to the 12in Cebis screen used in Claas tractors, combines and forage harvesters, but the Cemis is for GPS guidance and steering, plus data transfer and precision farming applications. It replaces current S7 and S10 displays, and the Smart touchscreen technology makes it extremely user friendly. Claas UK EASI product manager, Edward Miller (pictured), said the designers’ aim was to keep it as simple and intuitive as possible. “One button press creates a new job, then a second button creates an A-B line,” he explained. The connected terminal uses telematics to transfer task data and new job instructions can be sent wirelessly from the farm office direct to the machine’s display.

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The kit works Burnell Contracting offers a grass harvesting service to customers within a 50-mile radius of its Hertford base. A Claas Jaguar 970 forage harvester is operated as well as a Disco 3200 FC mower-conditioner, and a Disco 9200 AS butterfly mower-conditioner with Autoswath. A Volto tedder and Liner 3600 rake are also owned, and two Quadrant 5300 large square balers are used for grass and straw. “Claas kit works, and the back-up is very good,” said Michael Leake. “We have been trading for approximately 30 years and dealing with Olivers and Claas, we always know we will get a response when we need anything. We changed to the brand in 2003. Our first purchase was a mower, which was closely followed by the first Jaguar forage harvester.” Pictured (l-r) relief driver Tom Buckle, relief tractor driver Toby Hills, Michael Leake and the Olivers area sales representative Paul Green.

Members of the Claas Western team are pictured at the event. (l-r) Used machinery manager Richard Charman, sales director Will Greenway, field sales manager Chris Charman and regional sales manager Martin Hume. “It’s a great opportunity for our customers to see the latest products working – especially the tractors and the new Evolution large square baler, which is a key product in our sales area. We have been busy supplying products from the full range to our customers, and Claas has done a great job of maintaining supplies in a difficult trading environment,” stressed Will.

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Lamma 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham in early May enjoyed good support from the agricultural industry as wet weather arrived after an extended dry period, providing an opportunity for farmers and contractors to take time away from their businesses. David Williams inspected the machinery lines. As the UK’s first major agricultural machinery event in more than two years, there was plenty of new machinery to see. Many large brands were missing, while some others camped on dealer stands; but feedback from farmers who attended confirmed that their visits had been worthwhile. Whether full support for Lamma in

its usual January slot next year will be forthcoming remains to be seen. Continuing component shortages and shipping delays mean that even if customers are willing to commit to new products, many manufacturers are struggling to maintain supplies. This was the message on many stands at the event last month. FG

UK-manufactured sprayers Cambridgeshire-based Team Sprayers enjoyed a very busy event. Managing director Danny Hubbard said that customers appreciate dealing with a UK sprayer manufacturer – with the reassurance that most replacement parts are also made and stocked in the UK. The latest Sigma sprayers which were launched earlier this year have proved immediately successful. Mid-sized and with booms up to 18m, they have a high specification and are ruggedly constructed – and regarded as ideal for UK agriculture. Pictured are production manager Paul West (left) with Danny Hubbard.

Strong interest in rubber-tracked drill On the Bednar stand, a 12m Efecta drill on rubber tracks created considerable interest. “As well as the tracks, another unusual feature is the cultivation elements in front of the drill coulters,” explained Bednar UK managing director Warren Rivers-Scott. “Few 12m drills have that option.” (l-r) Ben Parkinson, Robert Wilmshurst, David Ryel, Jan Bednar, and Warren Rivers-Scott.

Debut for portable battery charging station Merlo’s eWorker battery-powered telehandler is reviewed on page 89, and the company displayed its new three-phase 16A high frequency eWorker Charge Station. “It offers a convenient and portable solution for charging the eWorker,” explained UK marketing coordinator James Knight (pictured).

Wide, perfect seedbed The Vaderstad NZ Extreme 12m spring-tine cultivator is new to the company’s line up and was displayed for the first time at a UK event. The model on show had been borrowed back from a UK farmer after being used last season. The NZ A seedbed cultivator was available previously up to 8m working width, but the NZ Extreme is offered in working widths up to 14m and features a heavier duty frame with fixings for wheel track eradicators compatible with large dual wheels. The frame is in five sections across the working width, allowing extreme contour following and ensuring a consistent working depth. A front crossboard provides primary levelling, and then heavy-duty spring-loaded tines with 7.2cm spacing distributed across six rows focus the cultivating force to shatter clods and resist sideways movement. Marathon hardened long life points are an option. A rear harrow or crumble roller leaves a level surface. Marketing manager Andy Gamble (pictured) said that the NZ Extreme is available to order now for autumn delivery and is ideal for creating perfect seedbeds on min-tilled land. It will work direct onto stubble too, although Andy suggested that the close tine spacing might prove an issue unless the straw is baled or well chopped. He also pointed out that all Vaderstad products are now available with three years’ additional warranty after the initial standard two-year period – subject to conditions.

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Pride of place for robotic weeder

MotoGP team sponsorship Case IH recently announced its sponsorship of the Aprilia MotoGP racing team, and a special edition Case IH Optum featured on the stand. “The advanced technology fitted on our equipment is comparable with anything in motorsport,” said Case IH vice-president Mirco Romagnoli, who was at the Lamma show. “We are delighted to partner with Aprilia Racing, one of the leading constructors in MotoGP, and we believe we will share the same levels of success on the track and in the field.” Pictured with the special edition Optum are (l-r) Mirco Romagnoli, Ernest Doe Power general sales manager and Case IH brand manager Ed Perry, and Case IH UK, ROI, Nordics & Baltics business director Andrew Parsons.

Members of the Opico team enjoyed a busy event. The stand featured machinery from brands including Sky, Maschio and Opico and pride of place was given to the FarmDroid robotic weeder and seeder which was displayed for the first time. Pictured are members of the Opico team (l-r): After-sales director Angus Steven; sales director Charles Bedforth; territory manager Nick Rider; marketing manager Helen Selkin; territory manager and Maschio Gaspardo product manager Dominic Burt; territory and HeVa and Sky product manager Glenn Bootman, and territory manager and FarmDroid product manager Harvey Sherwin.

New drill and soil loosener Mzuri displayed its new Rehab low-disturbance soil loosener and prelaunched its iPass 624 drill – ahead of an official launch this July. The Rehab is most effective when used immediately after combining, explained Mzuri managing director Martin Lole. A choice of three wings allows users to select the degree of soil movement required and the design ensures subsoil is loosened without bringing clods to the surface. A profiled rear packer targets consolidation to close gaps created by the legs for soil moisture retention. The Rehab comes in 3, 4 and 6m working widths. The iPass 624 drill is based on design elements from the iZona which was a prototype demonstrated last year to gauge customer opinion. “Our existing Pro-Til has its place, and zero-tillage works when conditions are ideal, but the new iPass is more versatile and provides a halfway house for those wanting minimum soil movement while still creating a tilth,” said Martin. The iPass comes in 4.0, 4.8, 6.0 and 8.0m working widths and all models are available from the factory with a choice of 250 or 333mm row spacing, except the 4.8m which comes only as 266mm. “The coulters are on parallel linkages, so the working angle remains constant regardless of depth,” stressed Martin. “We use ball-joint mountings too, which allow the coulters to tilt and follow ground contours.” The new drill has a pressurised tank allowing high seed flow and work rates. Seed to soil contact is ensured by the coulter design and combined fertiliser and seed placement means fertiliser is available to the plant from early germination. “Farmers need drills to work in any season and conditions, and our drills are extremely versatile,” concluded Martin, who is pictured with Mzuri general manager Dani Bond.

ATVs for the farming industry Kymco is one of the less known names in the UK’s agricultural ATV market, but that is set to change as the company invests in new models and an extended dealer network to serve farm users. On the company’s stand were models of 150, 300, 550 and 700cc. “The whole range is now available in the UK, and the latest 550 and 700cc models shown for the first time at Lamma are ideal for farm use,” explained senior area sales manager Neil Keeble. “The 300 2wd is particularly well suited to dairy farms for stock inspection and general transport and it comes with a towbar, a winch and load racks as standard.” All models have automatic transmission, and from the 550cc upward they also feature selectable 4wd. Power steering is standard on the 550 and 700cc models. Pictured with the Kymco display at the show are (l-r) northern area sales manager Pat Bevan, Neil Keeble, south-west area sales manager Mike Ridley and managing director Mark Hermolle.

Heavy-duty flail The Omarv Venezia Flail Collector was displayed by Campey. It features a floating head equipped with hammer head blades for durability and director John Campey said it is proving popular for tasks such as site clearance. It comes in 1.4m, 1.9m or 2.25m cut widths, and with capacities from small hoppers to larger walking floor trailers. The heavy-duty flail copes easily with scrub and long grass, and John said that most sales are to contractors and local authorities, although farmers have purchased them for zerograzing livestock regimes too.

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The Chafer sprayers team reported a busy show. The latest second generation Raven Hawkeye HD pulse width modulation system provides accurate rate control through each nozzle during turns by rapidly switching the flow on and off, explained Chafer sales and marketing support specialist Joe Allen (pictured). “Users will select a particular nozzle to achieve an optimum droplet size, but this is compromised when rate control is regulated by altering the operating pressures... The Raven Hawkeye HD ensures the optimum droplet size is maintained across the whole field, and on the inside and outside radius during turns even at higher and lower spray flow rates. “Previously it was offered only with 50cm nozzle spacing, but we can now offer it at 25cm spacing too. We can also offer it for higher flow rates suitable for liquid fertiliser applications.” Improved control includes blockage warnings, and an LED within the affected nozzle flashes, making it easy for the user to identify which nozzle requires attention. “Approximately 20% of the sprayers we sell are equipped with pulse width modulation, and the new system is Isobus compatible, making it suitable for any brand of controller,” Joe confirmed.

Shelbourne Reynolds launched new 7000- and 8000-series hedge trimmer ranges alongside its new S-Touch screen/joystick control system. The 8000-series includes five models – all with variable reach and designed for professional use. The 8060T has a 4.80m retracted reach, and maximum reach of 6.0m, while the 8070T reaches 5.5m and 7.0m, and the 8080T reaches 6.2m and 8.0m, respectively. There are also two VFRT models with variable forward reach and telescopic capability. The 8065 VFRT has a retracted reach of 5.6m and maximum reach of 6.5m, plus forward reach of up to 2.0m and rearward reach of 1.3m. Comparable figures for the 8075 VFRT are 6.2m, 7.5m, 2.5m and 1.6m. The 8000-series features a new S-Touch operating system, which combines joystick control for the main operating functions with a 6in touchscreen for altering settings and function responses, monitoring service requirements, and accessing a full operator’s manual. Like the armrest itself, the software for the new operating terminal is a full in-house development, ensuring users have full system support from those who designed it. There are two versions of the S-Touch, and the main difference is the joystick. The S-Touch Compact – standard on all 8000 models – features a compact joystick operated by fingertip, while the optional S-Touch Max has a larger multifunction joystick for operators who prefer full hand-held control and greater functionality, with reduced need to operate functions via the touchscreen terminal. Pictured on the company’s stand are the new 8000-series control systems.

Rear hydraulic linkage a big attraction The Profitable Farming Company (PFC) displayed products from its Awemak cultivation equipment range, as well as forage preservatives and applicators. The company is the Awemak official importer – and a new linkage mounted toolbar for deep cultivation and with an integral hydraulic lift to take a following cultivator for one-pass soil loosening and cultivating was shown for the first time on the stand. The Sherp GS is available in 2.5, 2.7 or 3.0m working widths and comes with 80mm standard points with lifting wings each side. Spring auto-reset is standard, and optional low-disturbance 40mm points are available, and these attach by bolts making them quick and easy to change. Andrew Snell runs the business with his father Richard, and he said that the Sherp is flexible and can be easily set up to create a channel for drainage and moisture control, or to achieve soil loosening across the working width. He stressed that the new rear hydraulic linkage is a big attraction, allowing the working depth of the front subsoiler and any rear mounted attachment to be set independently, with both capable of being adjusted in work from the cab in response to varying field conditions. The rear disc cultivator was the new Ozyrys BTB 2nd generation, which features a strengthened front section compared to the original. “Awemak makes a huge selection of products to a range of specifications – but we only offer premium, heavy-duty versions in the UK,” explained Andrew. “The disc cultivator features AMA wearing parts and NSK sealed bearings to maximise strength, reduce maintenance and minimise running costs.” The Ozyrys BTB cultivator is competitively priced at only £16,000 for models currently in stock in the UK, but additional supplies due to arrive later this summer have been hit by the industry-wide manufacturing cost issues, and will be £21,000. “We were very lucky that after being extremely busy last year, we committed to high stocks ahead of recent price increases. Previously, we sold very few combined subsoiler and cultivator packages, but with the advantages offered by the hydraulic linkage rather than fixed mountings, as well as Awemak’s competitive pricing, we expect many more farmers and contractors to order the two together.” The Lamma event’s timing at the start of the grass harvesting season meant there was considerable interest in PFC’s range of moisture sensors

as well as forage preservatives and application equipment. “We offer Baler Safe 6pH preservative which is propionic acid-based, and non-corrosive,” added Andrew. “It allows baling and forage harvesting to continue when conditions would otherwise be too damp, and it protects the forage quality and prevents mould. No plastic wrap is needed so it saves plastic purchase and disposal costs too.” Pictured are Richard (on the left) with Andrew on the stand, and the PFCimported Awemak Ozyrys BTB disc cultivator and the new Sherp GS toolbar with integral hydraulic rear linkage.

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New baler shown for the first time

UK launch for new tyre brand

McHale took the opportunity to display its new V8950 variable chamber round baler for the first time. Capable of making bales from 0.6–1.9m diameter, it has a 2.1m, 5-tine pick up. A crop roller is standard, and it comes with a 15-knife chopper for a 2.55in chop length. It has a three-belt chamber and double drive for durability. Pictured with the new baler are members of the McHale team on the stand: (l-r) product support Chris Kelly; marketing executive Eoin Clarke; marketing manager Paul McHale; UK sales manager Kieran Hughes; Scotland & Northern England sales manager Gary McConnell; and product support Jack Harland.

Lamma was chosen to launch the Ascenso tyre brand in the UK, which is being imported by agricultural tyre specialist, BA Bush & Son Ltd. Ascenso manufactures tyres for agricultural and industrial use, and it is a relatively new brand which started making tyres only three years ago. The tyre range is growing, but approximately 250 sizes are offered so far – including tractor drive radials and bias-ply tyres. Two new tyre sizes were displayed on the stand, including 460/70R24 loader tyres with a 159 A8 load capacity and B-speed rating, and 560/60R22.5 trailer flotation tyres. “They are very competitively priced, and the radial design is ideal for typical UK road transport applications and guarantees a long working life,” explained Bush Tyres business development manager, Pete Kemp. “Our 85-series tyres come with a D speed rating for 65kph, so for tractors operating at 40kph or 50kph, they are working well within the tyres’ limits which means they don’t get as hot and will last longer. I’ve been amazed at how well they perform during extended UK trials. There are some fitted to tractors owned by a large vegetable producer, and after 1,260 hours worked, the tyres are performing well and showing very little sign of wear. Compared to the the previous brand used by the farm, specifying Ascenso saves up to £300 per tyre. On a big fleet, the financial advantages are considerable.” Pete said that all Ascenso radial tyres come with a seven-year warranty. As well as 85-series, 70- and 65-series tractor drive tyres are also offered, and the 65-series also comes with a D- 65kph speed rating. The new 560/60R22.5 is expected to be very popular, offering premium performance at a competitive price. Ascenso president of sales for Europe, Sumit Khare was on the stand, and he said that high capacity rowcrop tyres are due to be added to the range later this year. “Our principle is to offer D-rated tyres as the base – our tyres are already very competitively priced, so there is no advantage to the customer if we offer cheaper but less capable alternatives.” Ascenso tyres are available direct from Bush Tyres through a nationwide network of approximately 30 depots, and through Bush selected dealers. Pictured (l-r): Abbey Tyre Co (part of the BA Bush Group) branch manager Gregg Foster; BA Bush business development manager Pete Kemp; BA Bush southern area support manager Ben Gray; BA Bush marketing coordinator Ellie Major; Ascenso Tyres sales president Sumit Khare; BA Bush key accounts manager Stuart Moor; Bush Tyres Horncastle branch manager Dean Evensen, and BA Bush Agri Wholesale sales and purchasing manager Colin Creasey.

New UTV models on display New products on the Can-Am stand included the HD7 and HD9 side-byside UTVs. The HD7 is an upgrade from the previous HD5 model and has a 650cc, single-cylinder 52hp engine, selectable 2wd and 4wd and is rated to carry up to 454kg on the rear load bed and tow up to 1,134kg. The HD9 replaces the HD8 and has a twin-cylinder 799cc engine developing 65hp, and it also carries up to 454kg and tows up to 1,134kg. Pictured with the two new models are territory manager for northern England and Scotland Richard Gregg, and dealer development manager for the UK and Ireland Paul Wood.

Tine drill proving popular Weaving Machinery reported a very busy show as stand visitors viewed the latest models in the drill, cultivator, and flail ranges. Sales director Simon Weaving said that the latest Sabre drill is proving particularly popular although the established GD-series drills are also enjoying strong demand. Pictured on the stand are Edward Weaving with his son Simon and daughter Sarie.

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Weather station service for growers

Corrosion-free tankers

Sencrop offers a subscription-based weather station service. Growers simply purchase one or more Sencrop stations and pay a subscription charge based on the number of stations they own and the number of users needing to access the data. Precision climate information is sent direct to Sencrop’s cloud-based servers in real-time from each weather station, and users access the information from anywhere through the user-friendly Sencrop app. Having access to real-time weather information can save farmers time and costs by allowing decisions to be made regarding field tasks without having to travel to the site to check the conditions. When a location is affected by rain showers – then a glance at other stations on the farm network through the smartphone app will quickly show any areas which remain dry and where work can continue. Sencrop has entered into agreements with several large farming groups so that special terms are available to the members. Sencrop UK business development manager Harry Atkinson is pictured with outdoor sales manager Phoebe Jackson.

Demand for Bauer’s Poly tankers is growing, partly due to their ability to operate without suffering corrosion damage that affects conventional steel tank machines, explained Bauer tanker specialist Rob Jackson. This is a particular advantage for handling and applying digestate from AD plants as well as pig slurry, and the Poly tanks also weigh significantly less than steel tank versions – saving up to 2t for a typical 20t capacity machine. “There is a price premium, but they last longer, and we offer a wide range of specifications including automatic rate control and various axles and suspension systems. Almost every feature available on self-propelled slurry applicators is available for our tankers, while they can also utilise existing tractors. We offer twin-axle models in 18–21m3 capacities and 26–28m3 on triaxles,” he said. Rob is pictured (right) with Bauer sales manager Adrian Tindall. Behind them is a Bauer Poly tanker slurry applicator, and a green bedding separator – which Adrian said is also proving popular as straw costs are so high.

Tungsten carbide wearing parts The Pan Anglia team promoted its wide range of replacement wearing parts and drill coulters. Pictured (l-r) are John Grime, Will Lane, Chris Killingback and Richard Harvey. Chris is holding a Boehlerit coulter point which incorporates tungsten carbide tiles to increase the working life. A similar point, which had worked 150ha on stony land on a Scottish farm, is held by Richard, demonstrating that although much of the wearing metal has been worn away, the tiles have maintained the original working width and depth.

New bale spreaders shown Two new products featured on the Spread-a-Bale stand. The Side-Throw discharges chopped straw to the side, and a narrow frame allows use in confined spaces and narrow passages. It will throw chopped material up to 7m. A bi-directional model will be added to the range later offering extra versatility. The new Micro has been designed for use with smaller materials handlers and tractor front-end loaders. “It’s 300kg lighter than our Mini version,” explained sales manager Dave Bull, who is pictured (right) with managing director Michael Hughes.

10-year warranty and a competitive price Global Rubber Industries (GRI) tyres were displayed by wholesaler RH Claydon Ltd. GRI tyres have been manufactured in Sri Lanka since 2002, when solid rubber fork-lift tyres were introduced. Now agriculture is the focus, and the range includes tractor sizes with VF construction, and flotation tyres up to 22.5in currently but 26.5 and 30.5 rim diameters with steel belts are in development. RH Claydon is the main importer of GRI tyres, and the company says the range is competitively priced and comes with a 10-year warranty. The number of manufacturers offering the brand as original equipment (OE) on new machinery products is growing and includes Joskin and Fliegl. Pictured are (l-r): RH Claydon director Ruby Claydon; business development manager north Andrew Reitzner; sales manager north Josh Webster; business development manager Matt Warren, and GRI sales director Europe Kurt Verbrugge.

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Orders taken for Suffolk-built spreaders New product orders were taken at the show by the Agri-Hire team, who reported an exceptionally busy event. Soaring fertiliser costs have increased demand for spinning disc spreaders – allowing growers to top-dress fields at accurate rates while spreading up to 24m. The company’s Suffolk-built range of spreaders includes models with spinner decks with capacities from 14–50t, although the standard vertical beater line-up includes models from 8–50t. Hubert ploughs – based on the original Dowdeswell design but with upgraded components including higher rated headstocks and strengthened main frames are also in high demand, and Agri-Hire offers and stocks a full range of Dowdeswell replacement and wearing parts from original Dowdeswell stock or manufactured by Dowdeswell’s original suppliers and to equivalent strength and quality. Pictured on the Agri-Hire stand are (l-r) arts manager Jeremy Waspe; hire manager James Seeley; general manager Ben Clowes; precision engineer Charlie Hubert, and managing director Tim Hubert.

Green harvest wildlife protection Pottinger displayed a new sensor bar which uses near infra-red scanning to detect and protect wildlife during field operations such as mowing. If animals are detected, a visual and acoustic warning activates in plenty of time to allow the operator to stop the tractor. Pottinger says that Sensosafe 300 can be mounted to any make of side- or front-mounted mower and simply requires a 12V power supply. Pictured with a Pottinger mower fitted with the safety device are (l-r) area sales manager Michael Kronberger, sales support Sonja Rainer, territory manager Alastair Dixon, general manager Melanie Gardner, territory manager Stephen Passam, and national sales development manager Shaun Kent.

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Wide dribble bars in demand A new 15m Duo dribble bar was shown for the first time at the event by SlurryKat. Suitable for use with tankers and umbilical systems, the bar features triple folding and load-sensing hydraulics. Previously the widest dribble bar offered was 12m, but customer demand for wider working widths and higher output has resulted in the addition of the 15m version. “We expect most to be supplied for AD plant and contractor use, and the list price is approximately £34,000,” explained research and development engineer Kyle Bradshaw, who is pictured with the new 15m applicator.

Work rates up to 10t per hour More than 110 Visser pallet stackers have been supplied by David Harrison since the company started importing the machines in 2000. Most have been sold to potato producers, but others are used to stack frozen vegetables, compressed fuel firewood logs, compost, and aggregates. Sales specialist Gary Palmer is pictured on the company’s stand, and he said that big attractions of Visser stackers include superb reliability as well as true work rates up to 10t per hour including time taken to replace and handle pallets.

Cousins displayed its new Less Lift low-disturbance subsoiler which created considerable interest. Leading discs cut through trash and create a slot, and stepped legs at 500mm spacing work 20–30cm deep. A shark fin packer at the rear levels and consolidates the ground. “Our new Step-change legs are designed so that even as they wear, they won’t create excessive soil disturbance as the profile remains constant,” explained managing director Laura Cousins. Pictured (l-r) are marketing consultant Rachael Walshaw; technical design engineer John Swinden; sales and demonstrator David Howard; parts department Rachel Waterfield; accounts manager Bruce Reeve; admin Jessica West; George from fabrication, and Laura Cousins.

Mechanical weeders KRM displayed the Carre Rotanet. “Initially we offered just a few products from the extensive Carre line-up, but we are adding to that to meet customer demand,” explained KRM managing director Mike Britton. “The Rotanet is a mechanical weeder, and the action of the vertical tine discs is also strong enough to break through hard capped soil. Most growers will use it very early in the season – as soon as weeds appear and while the roots are shallow. For cereals, the most popular technique is to operate at a 20-degree angle to the crop, and for crops planted in rows, it can follow the rows with individual rotors lifted so that only those between the plants are working. There are two versions – one with pressure control from the cab, and working widths are 4.8–10.3m.

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Popular tractors and implements Members of the Kubota team are pictured with selected models from the popular tractor and implement line-up: (l-r) Sales and marketing Henry Bredir; aftersales George Nowell; sales Phil Brookes and Jon Rook; implement sales Dave Perry; managing director David Hart; aftersales Rob Williams; marketing Will Pike; CE sales Colin Frost; marketing Emma Vennard; implement sales David Furber; product manager Henry Myatt; aftersales Simon Chadbone; EU dealer development Joao Oliveira; Kubota finance Andy Thompson; marketing Rob Edwards; and sales Tim Yates.

Successful show Members of the Gowan Crop Protection Ltd team were pleased with the conversations they had with both current and new customers at the show, which were predominantly focused around grassweed control. Pictured (l-r) on the company’s stand are: Gowan UK & Ireland technical manager Barrie Hunt; UK & Ireland development manager Erin Matlock; and UK & Ireland business manager Hank King.

Helping farmers in hard times Visitors to Yara’s stand discussed the company's various digital offerings, including N-Tester, N-Sensor, the CheckIT app and Atfarm in particular. Atfarm is currently free for a year for new subscribers, as a way to help growers who have been hit by increased input costs and Yara says the uptake has been fantastic. Pictured (l-r) are Yara’s agronomy operations manager Natalie Wood, marketing operations manager Heather Barrett, and Jo Blower.

Wonder wheat Proving that Lamma is no longer only an agricultural machinery show, seed breeder DSV was exhibiting for the first time. DSV marketing and sales manager Sarah Hawthorne, pictured with Farmers Guide senior sales executive Jo Blower, explained that the company’s primary focus at Lamma was its wheat variety Champion, “the wheat to beat” which is currently top of the Recommended List for yield at 107%.

First UK showing for new tractors New X7-618 and X6-415 tractors featured on McCormick’s stand when they were displayed for the first time in the UK. Dealers have committed heavily to stock, and deliveries are scheduled to start during late summer, explained McCormick sales director Ben Agar, who is pictured (right) with McCormick dealer, Suffolk Agri-Centre director David Eley. “The McCormick range is proving extremely popular with customers across our trading area,” stressed David. “The cab comfort and quality are exceptional, and the tractors boast a very high standard specification but remain great value for money.”

More than just weather Pictured with Jo Blower, Metos UK Ltd founder and director, David Whattoff, was keen to stress that Metos is not ’just’ a company which deals in virtual weather stations. Two Metos products to look out for involve CO2/ temperature/humidity monitoring in potato stores, as well as a specialist mat and connected app which can be used quickly and easily to assess potato crop samples. Look out for more information on both of these in future issues of Farmers Guide.

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Key health threats to farm dogs and cats While much time and expense goes into healthcare for livestock, it’s important not to forget the health of farm dogs and cats. Norbrook’s companion animal veterinary advisor Lars Mortensen outlines some health risks to be aware of. Osteoarthritis Farm dogs are generally much more athletic than family pets and therefore unlikely to be overweight – however, due to the nature of their daily activities they could be at more risk of developing osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease but early diagnosis, treatment and management changes can relieve pain and slow progression. It’s important to be able to spot the early signs to improve welfare and extend the working life of the dog. A preventative approach is recommended, Mr Mortensen says. It is likely that dogs are doing things on a day-to-day basis that are not necessary for the farm, including jumping up and over obstacles that are too high and running through gates that could injure them or force them to move awkwardly. This can have a negative impact on the joints and should be minimised. “As long as it doesn’t interfere with the working role of the dog, if you can avoid those behaviours, you might have an active dog for longer than you would otherwise,” he explains. It’s a different story in cats – it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to moderate their activity. Signs of arthritis in dogs: • Stiffness on getting up in the morning or after a break • Slowing down/needing more rests throughout the day • Reluctance to jump or perform tasks they did easily before • Panting more • Physically lame/repeated cases of lameness, especially on a specific leg. Cats display similar signs, and in the early stages you may notice they are less active. If these signs are observed or you are concerned your animals could have osteoarthritis, speak to

your vet about treatments and interventions. A range of products are available, in tablet, liquid or injectable forms. A key challenge in working dogs after diagnosis is getting them to slow down while still keeping them active with a feeling of being a part of the ‘team’. “In a way you want to keep the dog moving, keep it active, but also you want to try as much as you can not to speed up or aggravate the progression of osteoarthritis. I would say it’s not necessarily the best thing to just stop working the dog, but instead use the dog more cleverly to reduce the strain and accept that it needs more rest and maybe shouldn’t be used for the most strenuous work anymore. “Decisions should really be made on a case-by-case basis – this discussion is best had between the family, colleagues and the vet, because actions taken will depend on the degree of arthritis at diagnosis and the dog’s specific day-to-day working life. Once diagnosed with arthritis, the working dog should, in general, have an easier life than previously.”

Parasites Lungworm: As lungworm is now endemic across the UK, it is recommended that all dogs and cats be given preventative treatment for this deadly disease. The farm dog is expected to be at higher risk as they are free-roaming and likely to come into contact with areas frequented by foxes, which are a reservoir animal for lungworm. Lungworm can cause signs ranging from a mild cough to heart problems and serious bleeding disorders. Mange: Also a risk for farm dogs, this can be spread through direct contact with foxes – transmission can occur when a dog rolls in the hair or skin of an infected dead fox. It is rarer in cats; perhaps because they are less likely to engage in this behaviour.

Fleas and worms: Most farmers will treat regularly for fleas and lice, but if you choose a product wisely, it is possible to also cover other parasites such as lungworm and mange mites with the same treatment. Ringworm: A fungal infection of the skin which is also fairly common on farms, especially in youngstock. As a zoonosis it can transmit to humans too. Dogs are more commonly affected than cats. There is no preventative treatment for ringworm in dogs and cats so treatment is tailored to each individual case. Neospora caninum: This is a protozoan parasite which develops in the intestine of dogs and foxes. Once infected, the parasite eggs (oocysts) are shed in dog/fox faeces and cattle become infected either by ingesting parasite eggs at pasture or from contaminated feeds or water. Neospora is a common cause of abortion or stillbirth in cattle. A calf from an infected cow can also be born as normal but with a congenital infection that means it is not suitable for completing a full-term pregnancy. Neospora infection in cattle cannot be cured but the risk of spreading it in the herd can be reduced by prompt disposal of placentas, aborted foetuses and stillborn calves. Dogs and foxes should not be allowed contact with these materials as this will increase the risk of the dog getting infected, thereby completing the parasite cycle. Clinical signs are mainly seen in dogs under six months old and include muscle pain and neurological signs. Abortions and congenital infections are also seen in breeding bitches. In dogs, the condition can be treated with antibiotics but there is no treatment available for cattle so prevention remains the best option. Toxoplasma: This is the second most commonly diagnosed cause of abortion in sheep in the UK. However, unlike Neospora, it is a zoonosis and cats are the definitive host. Kittens become infected when ingesting their prey. Oocysts are shed in the faeces and sheep become infected either by ingesting the parasite eggs at pasture or from contaminated feeds or water. The infection cannot be treated, but there is a vaccine to prevent congenital toxoplasmosis in sheep. Immunocompromised individuals and pregnant women should avoid contact with cat faeces and ewes at lambing time. Young cats are the highest risk for transmitting toxoplasmosis so maintaining a stable adult neutered population of cats on the farm is important. These may keep young cats out of the area and can of course help with vermin control.

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time in the shade to cool down on warmer days. Leptospirosis: A zoonotic bacterial infection that can cause a range of serious problems including kidney failure. Leptospirosis can be picked up by dogs and cats through contact with soil or water which is contaminated with urine from infected animals such as mice, rats and cows. The bacteria is therefore more likely to be present in the farm environment. Prevention by annual vaccination is important. Hyperthyroidism: This should be considered in the farm cat. It is not an uncommon condition and is more prevalent in cats over the age of 10. Affected animals produce too much of the hormone thyroxine, which is in charge of regulating the cat’s metabolism. Signs may include weight loss, increase in appetite, vomiting, hyperactivity and a change in behaviour. It is very easily diagnosed and treated in most cases.

On-farm hazards With increasing attention on farm safety, it’s important to remember the hazards to farm cats and dogs too, including: Machinery: Be very careful with dogs around farm machinery – particularly when jumping onto and off quad bikes, in and out of tractors and especially when mowing grass. While cats’ behaviour is difficult to control, dogs can be trained not to go near machinery unless they are instructed to and this may prevent serious or fatal accidents.

Workshops, feed and medicine stores: These should be kept secure and locked if possible so animals can’t wander in and out and gain access to hazards, such as: dangerous equipment, pesticides, herbicides, oils, medicines, antifreeze and feed supplements. In sufficient quantities, feed supplements such as minerals and vitamins could be toxic. Sweet feeds in feed stores can also cause gastrointestinal upset or other issues if ingested. Access to rodenticides must also be prevented, and spillages of parasite treatments and other chemicals must be cleared up

Cost-effective creep feeding Creep feeding offers a range of benefits – from utilising the benefits of inbuilt feed efficiency in youngstock, to taking the pressure off ewes and reducing the stress and impact of weaning, according to Harbro. To maintain our place in a demanding supply chain, we are increasingly being tasked with improving efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint. This can be a challenge, however small improvements begin to add up, if we break it into smaller sections of the annual

production cycle. There is no silver bullet to improving on-farm environmental credentials and sometimes we are inclined to think “what’s in it for me?”. In fact, it is well documented that any improvement which is positive

immediately to avoid contact and ingestion. Macrocyclic lactones in particular can be highly toxic or even fatal, with some border collies having a genetic mutation that makes them especially sensitive. As well as stored medicines, take care to prevent dogs having contact with or ingesting medications when they are administered to livestock. Occasionally drenches and boluses can be regurgitated and dogs can find these afterwards. Some can be very dangerous to dogs. For further advice on farm dog and cat health and treatment options, speak to your vet. FG

environmentally also has a positive effect on enterprise profitability. Animals which spend less days on farm tend to result in a lower environmental impact and increased profit margin, as fewer inputs are assigned to maintenance. There is one animal on farm which has the greatest potential to grow quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. The young ones. Young lambs and calves alike have an inbuilt feed efficiency, which should be utilised to its fullest. Creep feeding is an exceptionally good way of capturing the benefits of this natural, in built efficiency and reducing overall days to slaughter. As soon as lambs and calves start to grow, feed efficiency begins to reduce, simply because a bigger body size results in higher maintenance requirements. A young lamb is likely to need half as much feed to achieve the same liveweight gain as an older one. This means creep feeding should be offered as early as possible and continue throughout the summer. Creep feeding has the additional benefit of taking pressure off ewes, letting them regain body condition which has a positive impact on the number of lambs she produces the following season. Creep feeding is also an extremely good way to reduce the stress and impact of weaning. A growth check at weaning will have a negative effect on meat quality, as well as the performance and profitability of affected animals. FG

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Trace elements for lambs

Adequacy of nutrient intake by young lambs can be hit and miss in many cases, depending on weather conditions, soil type, parasitism, pasture quality and herbage type. It is therefore not surprising that many lambs on pasture succumb to borderline trace element and vitamin deficiencies, which may or may not be obvious to the farmer. Outward clinical signs may be minimal but the result is seen in the extra time taken to gain bodyweight and susceptibility to other diseases. Clinical signs are frequently mild, nonspecific and insidious in onset, such as poor growth rates, weak lambs, ill thrift, or reduced feed intake. Problems tend to affect the whole group rather than individual animals. Maintaining a stable trace element status can be a challenge in many sheep flocks. During the season, many sheep are exposed to poor quality grazing and forage which possesses quite low trace element and nutritional values. Lambs are also subjected to the stresses of harsh outdoor conditions and extreme weather variations on hillsides. Occasional foot problems in lambs can significantly impede mobility and grazing and lead to inadequate nutritional intake. Soil and herbage composition can vary in different geographical areas and can determine the various specific trace element deficiencies that are found in local regions. As the season progresses, the decreasing quality and availability of herbage increases the risk of problems occurring. All these factors acting together can contribute to borderline deficiencies of selenium, vitamin E, vitamin B12, copper, cobalt, zinc, and iodine in sheep. Trace element shortages all negatively impact the general health of the lamb and also lower its immunity status, which can predispose it to parasitic infestation. Copper: Copper deficiency can occur when sheep graze pastures low in copper but more often it occurs in pastures high in iron, molybdenum, and sulphur. Where two or more of these elements exist together on a farm in quite ‘normal’ concentrations, they will act to bind

out copper from a diet. Swayback is the most common sign of deficiency and is a progressive hind limb weakness that leads to paralysis, caused by damage to the spinal cord during foetal development mid-pregnancy in copper-deficient ewes. Copper deficiency in older animals has been linked to poor fleece quality, reduced growth rates, anaemia, and increased susceptibility to bacterial infections. Copper supplementation will be necessary in these animals bearing in mind that sheep are susceptible to copper poisoning. Cobalt: Cobalt is an essential precursor of vitamin B12 and is synthesised by the rumen micro-organisms. The symptoms commonly associated with cobalt deficiency manifest themselves as a result of a lack of vitamin B12 in the animal, rather than of cobalt. Clinical signs of cobalt deficiency are usually observed in weaned lambs at pasture during summer and autumn. Signs include lethargy, reduced appetite, poor quality wool with an open fleece, small size and poor body condition despite adequate nutrition. Cobalt deficiency (‘pine’) in autumn results in ill-thrift, lethargy, poor appetite, watery ocular discharge, and poor fleece quality. As a consequence, lambs have poor immune function and are often more prone to infectious disease (e.g., clostridia, Pasteurella). Parasitic disease will exacerbate clinical signs by reducing gut vitamin B12 absorption, sometimes resulting in symptoms of deficiency even when nutrition and dietary cobalt levels appear to be adequate. Selenium/vitamin E: Selenium deficiency occurs in soils of certain geographic areas and can lead to pasture/crop deficiency. A primary clinical sign of selenium deficiency is ‘white muscle disease’, although disease prevalence is low. Usually, rapidly growing lambs are affected, with sudden onset generalised stiffness, which may progress to an inability to stand within a few days if left untreated. In older growing animals, selenium deficiency has

been linked to poor daily liveweight gain and in breeding ewes can cause embryonic death and poor fertility performance. Iodine and manganese: Iodine is central to a good feed conversion ratio and weight gain. The utilisation of iodine in the body also depends on selenium, which is a co-factor in the synthesis of thyroid hormone. Deficiency is typically associated with an enlarged thyroid (goitre), stunting of growth and results in late abortions, stillbirth and/or increased lamb mortality. Some soils may be iodine deficient (primary deficiency) whereas brassica species such as root crops, rape and kale contain goitrogens which block the uptake of iodine (secondary deficiency). Manganese deficiency is rare; however, symptoms such as joint or bone abnormalities and a stiff gait are reported, along with potential negative effects on fertility due to poor oestrus expression and conception rates.

Trace element and vitamin drenches Oral drenching is usually less expensive than boluses and allows for targeted delivery to certain animals, or at specific stress periods during the grazing season or winter housing, where only short-term cover is needed. It may also be more cost effective in the long term insofar as it targets delivery to the most susceptible animals. Other advantages: • A larger number of trace elements can be included • Vitamins can be incorporated into the formulation also (vitamins E, A, C, D, B) which can act to potentiate some of the actions of the trace elements and thus boost overall effectiveness in the short term • High concentrations to address the deficiency can be included. Contact Provita for further information. FG

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Prepare for blowfly strike early in the season Due to reports of fly seasons starting earlier and lasting longer1,, sheep farmers are being urged to apply blowfly strike protection early in the season to prevent strike and stop the first wave of blowflies from breeding. Matt Colston, ruminant technical consultant at Elanco Animal Health, explains that the timing and resulting severity of blowfly strike is weather dependent, with blowfly activity starting soon after soil temperatures rise above 9°C. “We’ve already seen some warm temperatures this year, causing over wintered larval stages to hatch out as adult flies in some regions,” he says. With further warmer weather likely in the coming months, Mr Colston explains all sheep

farmers must be aware of the growing risk as it is easy to get caught out. “By the time strike symptoms become visible, it’s typically too late to protect your sheep. It’s also easy to miss cases in the early stages, especially if it’s just one or two sheep affected.” Given the significant health, welfare and financial implications associated with even a single case of a blowfly strike, protecting

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Health planning for your herd or flock is not only a useful way of collating your farm’s data and tasks for the year ahead – for most farm assurance schemes, it is mandatory. This doesn’t make it a box ticking exercise though, writes Ami Sawran, clinical director of Westpoint Farm Vets in Chelmsford. Compiling your herd/flock health plan (HP) is a perfect opportunity to have a focused conversation with your vet about your challenges and future goals. With the growing demands of assurance schemes, simply signing off a health plan created years prior is not sufficient – and nor should it be. Farms are subject to subtle changes to the environment, medicine availability and disease challenge every year. The HP and antibiotic review requires your vet to evaluate data including

disease status, culling, medicine purchases and usage. Together, you can make changes to protocols and set targets for the coming year. HP review gives us an idea of past events on farms, but they also give insight into potential upcoming challenges, leading us to discuss proactive health measures that could save money, enhance profitability and improve animal welfare. If you have a common theme running through your disease records, there may be husbandry alterations, or vaccine strategies that could be

your flock early in the season is strongly recommended. “The benefits of early treatment with an insect growth regulator (IGR) such as CLiK are two-fold. On top of preventing blowfly strike in treated animals, early treatment also helps stop the first wave of flies from breeding, which significantly reduces blowfly numbers and therefore the risk of strike later in the season,” says Mr Colston. “For those looking for the longest lasting protection, CLiK Extra is the best option, offering 19 weeks of cover. CLiKZiN on the other hand offers eight weeks’ protection and just seven days meat withdrawal, so is suitable for fat lambs that will be finished and away promptly, or to protect adult sheep pre-shearing,” he advises. Mr Colston encourages farmers who have been hit with a case of blowfly strike to report it via the Blowfly Tracker www. blowfly-tracker to help farmers and the wider industry to be better prepared. For guidance on blowfly strike prevention and treatment, visit: www. sheep-blowflies 1. National Farm Research Unit, Blowfly Study April 2018. FG

beneficial to your system. Your treatment records must be up to date to allow your vet to make informed recommendations. This is particularly pertinent as we move to reduce the use of antibiotics in general, especially critically important antibiotics that have roles in human healthcare. There has been some fluctuation in the availability of production animal medications over the past year, which has meant the alteration of dosing regimes – with potential for confusion – which is always worth revising. When inspection season looms, there is a huge increase in demand for antibiotic reviews, which vets cannot compile effectively without a detailed look at your farm data. With this in mind, please make contact with your vets in good time to make sure you have all the required paperwork, but also to take advantage of a valuable discussion opportunity. If your inspection goes ahead without this review completed, you may be given 21 days to file it, which puts unnecessary and stressful time constraints on you – forward planning is in everyone’s best interest. Your vets will not doubt sympathise that there is a lot to assurance schemes that feels more like paperwork than practical farming. However, it is important that we work together to reframe reviews and inspections as chances to gain insight into your farm and practices, for the benefit of your stock. There are advantages to having this discussion at any time of year, and potential for improvement in all seasons, so don’t wait for inspection time to make the call. FG

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Diet feeder range adaptable to ‘all building types and feeding systems’ With its range of Vertical Auger and MixMax paddle type feeders, Hi-Spec Engineering Co Ltd reckons it offers one of the widest ranges of diet feeders on the market. A particular feature of Hi-Spec diet feeders is the wide range of options, with various feed-out options available, ensuring they can be adapted to suit all types of building and feeding system. Vertical Auger range: The Hi-Spec Vertical Auger range of feeders is available in both single and twin auger variants and sizes from 7–32m3. A specific feature of the Hi-Spec range is its ability to quickly and efficiently incorporate complete bales into the mix, due to the unique knife arrangement, which also allows the Vertical Auger mixer to be used with lower horsepower tractors. The Vertical Auger range uses a low pitch mixing and chopping auger that creates a

simple cycle action and is fitted with eight self-sharpening knives, one of which runs close to the body of the Vertical Feeder. This ensures that once the mix is drawn up by the auger, as it falls back down the side it continues to be chopped and mixed, ensuring a quick and thorough mix can be consistently achieved. The wide range of options includes various discharge outlet positions or a variable height hydraulic chute or Cross Conveyor with elevator. It can also be specified with the Digi-Star TMR Tracker fully programmable electronic weighing system. The Vertical Auger can also be fitted with a straw blower so that it can be used as a bedder, or with a Root Washer and Cleaner so that

root crops can be incorporated into the mix. MixMax range: The Hi-Spec MixMax range of paddle type feeders are designed to be flexible, sturdy and economical, with a long lasting and simple design that ensures low running costs and low maintenance. MixMax paddle feeders use the Hi-Spec Feed-Flo mixing system that features a single angled rotor arms to provide thorough end-to-end mixing and a light fluffy ration without the need for multiple augers. The mix is

discharged through a hydraulically operated door through a teaser roller that makes it easy to adjust the flow rate and provide an even, consistent feed-out. A total of six single and doubleaxle MixMax models are available, ranging from 10–24m3. Options available on the MixMax include the Digi-Star Tracker programmable weighing system, a hydraulic or folddown elevator and the Root Washer and Chopper for incorporating root crops into the ration. FG


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Livestock Mix consistency is key to feed performance 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. A unique feature is the patented EDS (Exact Dosing System) discharge for consistent, even forage discharge, deposited in a loose swath. New to the V-Mix Drive is a creep speed function that allows fine control of the speed when filling and discharging. A new automatic mixing system is now standard and at the push of a button allows the mixing time and auger speed to be set to ensure a consistent ration mix. When the mixing time has elapsed, the augers automatically shut off and engine speed is reduced. All machines are suitable for Compact TMR, which is attracting considerable interest due to its milk yield and quality benefits. For further information contact BvL’s UK specialists Paul McUrich (Scotland and northern England) or John Molton (southern England) or Spring 22 quarter pg blue.qxp_Layoutvisit 1 28/04/2022 15:21 Page FG 1

Bernard van Lengerich Maschinenfabrick’s (BvL’s) V-Mix range of trailed diet feeders are available in single, twin and triple auger variants and capacity from 3.5–46m3. There are also the increasingly popular V-Mix Drive single and twin auger self-propelled models with capacities from 11–21m3. These use a combing action to loosen silage from the clamp, which helps avoid damage and preserve feed quality.

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Versatile maize cracker available for hire Whether you’re looking for a long cut for dairy forage, a short cut for biogas purposes, or whole crop silage, the Kemper ProfiCracker can cover the full range of options thanks to its sawtooth and TwinCut roller profiles. The ProfiCracker was developed to optimise the harvesting performance of selfpropelled forage harvesters, and can be integrated seamlessly into the existing flow crop channel. The wear-resistant rollers have been heat-treated and hard chrome-plated, and offer a versatile option in diameters from 200–280mm, with different numbers of teeth per set of rollers for better forage processing. Continuous temperature monitoring of the cracker’s bearing temperatures and bearing cooling minimise the risk of breakdown and downtime, with Kemper’s unique oil lubrication system (using oil rather than grease) cooling and preserving bearings while overpressure prevents dust and dirt from entering the bearings. Greencrop is the primary distributor of Kemper products

Pictured on the Greencrop stand at Lamma with the Kemper ProfiCracker are Kemper territory manager, Fred van der Eijk (left) and Greencrop’s UK sales manager Howard Chantry.

throughout the UK and Ireland, and is currently running a hire offer for the ProfiCracker. Farmers and contractors can hire a ProfiCracker for a year, and either return it at the end of the hire period or, once they’ve seen the quality of the product and resulting forage, they have the option to purchase it and only pay the difference between the original hire cost and the current purchase price. Contact Greencrop for more information. FG

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Minimising silage losses makes increasing sense High fertiliser and feed costs mean that making the best possible silage makes even more sense this season – especially with strong milk prices. So how could a silage additive give a return? Aside from grazed grass, homeproduced silage is one of the most cost-effective ways of feeding a dairy cow, as well as being highly sustainable, says forage product manager Jackie Bradley of Volac. But you have to make it well. “Assuming that you’ve grown good grass in the first place, the next step is to minimise any losses in its dry matter (DM) and nutrient content that occur in the clamp,” says Jackie. “This is important not only so you have enough silage to last the winter, but also so that more of the cow’s nutritional requirements can come from the silage. “Clearly, cows still need concentrates. But having good silage safely ‘banked’ puts you in a stronger position. It sets you up to produce more milk from what you have grown on the farm.” As well as adopting best silagemaking practices to maximise silage quantity and quality – such as cutting grass at its nutritional peak and certainly before it goes to head when it becomes less digestible; wilting rapidly to minimise in-field losses; and consolidating and sealing clamps thoroughly to keep out air – Jackie says hand-in-hand with these goes protecting your silage investment with a proven additive.

“There are multiple additives out there, but we always say to farmers use one that is backed-up by strong scientific results. “Fundamentally, by using an additive containing beneficial bacteria, you are aiming to produce the most efficient fermentation – which is the ‘pickling’ process that preserves silage against the growth of undesirable microbes that would otherwise feed on it, such as enterobacteria and clostridia. “If you look at the proven additive Ecosyl, for example, when applied, it provides 1 million specially-selected, beneficial Lactobacillus plantarum MTD/1 bacteria per gram of forage treated. Lactobacillus plantarum MTD/1 – or MTD/1 for short – is a highlyresearched strain of bacteria, which is extremely efficient at fermentation. So it puts you in better control of the preservation process. Without this, you’re leaving fermentation at the mercy of whatever bacteria happen to be present on the grass – both good and bad bacteria. Which, in the current financial climate, is a big risk.” Crucially, once applied, Jackie says Ecosyl has been shown to produce a much faster production of beneficial acidic conditions in the first 24 hours after ensiling

compared with untreated forage. “This is a vital period for preventing undesirable microbes gaining a foothold,” she explains. “Following on from this, while DM losses even in a well-managed clamp can typically be 10% of the original DM ensiled, using Ecosyl has been shown to cut DM loss by half. “If you have 1,000 tonnes of fresh grass ensiled at 30% DM – i.e. 300 tonnes of DM ensiled – this halving effect would equate to having 15 more tonnes of silage DM available to feed. This alone covers the cost of the additive.

But Ecosyl has also been shown to retain more of the nutrients – producing silage with a higher metabolisable energy content and preserving more true protein. “For the final proof of the pudding, feeding silage preserved with Ecosyl has also been clearly shown to lead to improved animal performance. Across a range of forages in 15 independent trials, Ecosyl treatment boosted average milk yield by an extra 1.2 litres of milk per cow per day.” For more tips on producing consistently better silage visit FG

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Livestock same angle, the height of the clamp gradually builds up against the back wall and the whole clamp fills. The layers of any crop should never be more than 20cm thick. Compaction is key when ensiling crops as this creates the anaerobic conditions that are essential for good fermentation and preventing dry matter (DM) losses. As a rule of thumb, the drier the crop, the more it will need to be compacted. Remember that effluent seeping from a grass clamp while it is being constructed is a sign of over compaction.

Four essential tips for high-quality silage in 2022 With silage season well under way and more pressure than ever to reduce input costs, Galebreaker takes a look at the critical importance of high-quality silage in 2022. Producing high-quality silage is always the aim, but this year – with rising costs assailing even the most diligent farmer – it is more important than ever to get it right. With fodder shortages an increasing concern, farmers need to be targeting 70-75% Dry Matter Digestibility (DMD) by the summer. Anything lower could potentially lead to performance loss and a slowdown of growth – meaning more money being spent on off-farm inputs to pick up the slack. Higher quality silage encourages feed intakes and better livestock performance, as well as helping to insulate the bottom line from increased meal prices, which could remain an issue as we progress through the year. Here are four steps to ensure your silage success:

Strike a balance between yield and quality As grass approaches heading, yield increases – however, you could run the risk of diminishing returns. If you leave it too late, digestibility and metabolisable energy will decline by an average of 5% per day after heading. To strike a strong balance between quality and yield, cut just before heading. While it is tempting to cut lower to increase yield, there are good reasons for not doing so, not least because the stem base of the plant has the lowest digestibility and soil microorganisms can hinder fermentation.

Consider cutting earlier in dry conditions Traditionally, the first cut of the year is taken around the 15th of May, but this is heavily dependent on weather conditions. When rain is in short supply – as it may be this year – it can be useful to cut grass for silage earlier in the spring. This will guarantee a reasonable crop from your first cut without running the risk of the grass drying out. Alternatively, if you are looking for a new silage management system then you may want to consider the multicut. This is where silage is cut earlier and more often, starting at the end of April, and may help you if you are looking to get more from forage.

Provide adequate protection for silage in the clamp When silage is stored in the clamp it is vulnerable to birds, rodents and other animals, as well as general wear and tear from the elements. The key is to use a silage cover that is made from hard-wearing materials, closely woven and designed to withstand the stress of the agricultural environment. Sheeting the clamp as it’s being filled will prevent time being spent covering the whole clamp once it’s consolidated. It will also reduce exposure to oxygen. If the clamp is being filled over a number of days, it will need to be completely covered each night. Clamps should be sealed with a proven oxygen barrier that should overlap by at least 1m to prevent holes and be tucked in at the sides. Adding weight to the top of the clamp helps to further eliminate oxygen pockets and to reduce aerobic spoilage losses on the top of the clamp. The weight should be added

evenly across the clamp and close attention paid to the corners and areas where the sheets overlap. This will prevent it from being lifted by wind and stop water and oxygen ingress. Tyres are traditionally used to weigh down silage clamps but they can take time and effort to apply. They also need to be stored when not in use. Tyres don’t offer protection from rodents or birds and the wire in them can damage the oxygen barrier sheet, leading to the top of the clamp being spoiled. High quality silage sheets are an effective labour-saving alternative to tyres for the following reasons: • They’re easily applied over the top of oxygen barrier sheets • The sheets can be simply rolled up after use for storage • They mould to the top of the clamp and are made with loops to hook gravel bags onto. These bags, that are supplied with the sheets, add weight and help to further seal the clamp and ensure silage quality is maintained • The close weave and hardwearing properties of the sheet prevent birds and rodents from being able to peck or scratch through to the oxygen barrier sheet, saving the need for additional netting on top of tyres. This will also mean time won’t need to be spent patching up holes. Optimising your silage process is an effective way to keep livestock healthy and offset rising prices. For more information on how to protect and store your silage, contact the Galebreaker team. FG

Fill your clamp with the right technique Depending on the crop to be ensiled, the clamp will need to be filled using one of two techniques as this will ensure the best quality silage is created and maintained. A grass silage clamp should be filled horizontally using a length before height method. Layers that fill the clamp from back to front are added on top of each other. As layers are added the silage height within the clamp increases. Maize or whole crop clamps should be filled in using the progressive wedge technique. The back of the clamp is filled first with a layer angled at no more than 20 degrees before another layer is added on top. As the following layers are added at the

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Livestock Dundee farmer “delighted” with Super-ted acres of haylage and 80 acres of hay are baled on the farm and sold throughout Scotland. Alistair says he achieves “fantastic work rates” at a forward speed of around 10mph and is “delighted” with the Super-ted’s performance and reliability. “We use the Super-ted prior to baling as it lifts the crop off the ground, to not only aid drying, but the crop is more easily picked up by the balers. This reduces mechanical damage to the baler pick up and allows the balers to travel faster over the field. “The high forward speed means that huge quantities of grass, hay and straw can be processed, with the adjustable front hood optimising the conditioning action in any crop density.” FG

Bale covers prove increasingly popular Around 20% of the Hay Caps North Yorkshire farmer David Sowray sells are repeat business, from farmers choosing to store more bales outdoors, freeing up valuable buildings for other uses, such as diversification projects. Some farmers are buying 500+ Hay Caps and customer feedback is unanimously positive, David says. They are made from durable 3mm recycled polythene plastic that is expected to last 50–60 years and are now manufactured in the UK. David discovered the product during a 2012 trip to Australia and describes it as a “eureka” moment in helping to overcome difficulties with bale storage on his own farm. The large tarpaulins he used often suffered water ponding and holes, resulting in rotten patches in the stack. There were also health and safety issues with removing them, especially in adverse conditions.

New application equipment the “ultimate tool” for baling operations The starting to point to baling quality products is the new H2O precision moisture sensor, Profitable Farming Company claims. It provides the operator with accurate moisture and no calibration required. Accuracy at +/- 1% is market leading with a moisture reading range of 8–70%, the company adds. Managing the bales that exceed the 16% moisture safe baling range is easy with the plug-and-go wet bale marker, which sprays a red or blue food grade colour when the operator defined alarm point is reached. Bales are easily identified and can be separated for storage. The third piece in the puzzle is the fully automatic application


system. The new 7 series CropSaver system is fully integrated with the BigBaler. Utilising the baler onboard sensors in collaboration with the CropSaver precision sensors monitors the baler performance and crop changes, allowing preservative to be accurately applied as conditions change. CropSaver preservative is safe for the baler at pH6.0 and provides market leading strength when compared to litres per tonne required, PFC says. CropSaver allows hay and straw to be baled safely up to 27% for the BigBaler and 30% for the round and conventional baler. New 7 Series is the ultimate tool to assist your baling operation, the company reckons. FG

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Harvesting the best quality feed or bedding is often out of your control. Alistair Hodnett, who farms 255 acres with his father Michael on the outskirts of Dundee, uses a Teagle Super-ted High Speed Swath Conditioner 221, to ted and condition his grass and straw (following a 40-foot combine header). Engineered specifically for heavy crops, Teagle says the Super-ted delivers unparalleled performance in the field in both grass and straw applications – swaths up to 12m (for straw) and 5.5m (for grass). Traditionally, the farm procures and retails 24,000 tonnes of straw, with over 6,000 acres of straw from farms in and around the Angus, Fife and Perthshire areas purchased and baled. Eighty

Straw is too valuable to waste – cover your bales the safe way! Apply at ground level in less than one minute Save valuable building space for livestock or other uses For a time, he left bales uncovered which meant sacrificing the top and most of the second bale and made them very top-heavy and unstable due to water weight. Every inch of rain that falls on an 8ft x 4ft bale equates to 75 litres of water. Average rainfall in North Yorkshire is 27in/year so he could very quickly end up with two tonnes of water in the top bale. Hay Caps can also be applied from the ground, avoiding injuries from falling from stacks. For more information, contact Hay & Straw Caps. FG

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Improving feed quality, yields and profitability in challenging times With escalating fuel and feed costs, getting the most out of maize and wholecrop has never been more important. As well as reducing waste and optimising silage quality, Horning’s FiberTech Chevron rollers can improve milk yields and butterfats, says Harvesting Solutions UK general manager Alan Haycocks. Mr Haycocks says there is currently very high demand for Chevron rollers among farmers and contractors – users report higher milk yields and butterfat, as well as higher throughput and lower power consumption. He claims US-based Horning is one of the only

manufacturers that can ensure these benefits, and independent tests and customer feedback have shown the rollers have superior longevity. Excellent processing scores are critical to ensuring high quality forage. Whilst in the past, wholecrop had to be cut when it was greener,

the patented design of the Chevron allows wholecrop to be processed very efficiently so farmers can cut at a later stage, getting more starch from the plant. This increases dairy herd profitability through improvements to butterfat and milk yields. Horning rollers have more teeth than competitors with a special patented spiral cut to ensure grains are cracked more efficiently so animals absorb their full nutrient value, avoiding the cost of additional concentrates. Uncracked grains can also cause inflammation as they pass through to the lower gut. Previously, rollers required a shorter chop length to cut grains, and when straw was cut, the resultant tube-shaped particles were very difficult to consolidate in the silage pit, resulting in trapped air and poor silage. Using the Horning system, straws can be cut longer with an ideal chop around 12–15mm. The sideways cut results in a flat particle which ensures very good consolidation, more silage in the pit, better silage and less wastage. For maize, if you have an AD plant the rollers tear the plant more efficiently, increasing the surface area and therefore extracting more energy from the plant. Due to the design of the rollers, grains are

obliterated for a higher return of energy and electricity, as well as better compaction in the pit. Chop length can therefore be increased resulting in greater throughput and lower fuel usage. For cattle feed, these rollers process at any chop length but research with the University of Wisconsin shows the best chop length for dairy herds is 15–20mm. The tearing action on the rollers again increases the surface area to improve digestibility. Grains are pulverised to ensure the highest processing score, so all starch from grains is absorbed quickly into the cow. The patented tooth design ensures greater throughput, less fuel usage and less belt slippage; key factors for today’s harvesting. Mr Haycocks says vets and nutritionists have been very supportive of the product, advocating the rollers for their benefits to health, fertility, milk yield and butterfat. The rollers are available for any forage harvester on the market and can be added to new or old machines; complete frames can also be bought. For more information contact Harvesting Solutions. FG

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Trial farms say new service could ease current pressures on farm businesses Anglia Quality Meat (AQM) is launching a timely new service for farmers in June, offering a simple way to capture and store all farm data on the cloud, with expert support from AQM. We caught up with two farms that have been trialling AQM+. AQM+ was created in partnership with AgriWebb and provides access to all farm data on your phone or computer, with access for multiple users and devices, allowing better integration with vets, nutrition companies and the supply chain. It’s also cloud-based to avoid losing records. Key to the concept, and what makes it unique, is that AQM helps to manage livestock on the system and monitor their performance. Experienced field staff can look at real time data being captured on farm and advise on helping livestock

to reach its potential. AQM carried out trials with two cattle farms – Somerset Farm, a Cambridgeshire-based beef finishing unit with 1,500 cattle; and Bishops Farm, a Suffolk arable farm that just got back into livestock with 25 Aberdeen Angus X weaned calves. Both farms have said they will continue with AQM+ after the trial ends. Somerset Farm began trialling AQM+ in January 2021 after deciding to switch to EID tags in 2020 to improve identification of animals. A key benefit, Robbie Moore says, is the

ability to make the farm’s data easily accessible to, not only AQM, but also vets and nutritionists. It also allows AQM to forecast the farm’s sales which is beneficial for cashflow. Since using AQM+ the farm has seen a 9% increase in deadweight for the 2,000 cattle sent that year. Meanwhile Mike Morley, of Bishops Farm, got in touch with AQM last autumn when they wanted to source weaned calves. Mike signed up to trial AQM+ last autumn and purchased load bars and a weigh head, aiming to monitor growth rates

and reduce input costs. Mike said having accurate weights has allowed feed to be adjusted over winter, avoiding overfeeding or calves going to fat. They saw gains of 1–1.5kg/day through winter. Partner in the business Tom Rouse said the system is easy to use and can be run off an iPad, with the weigh head bluetoothing to the iPad, providing live weights as cattle run through the crush, which are then saved to the cloud. Worming records were recorded at the same time as weighing when the calves arrived. The system has eased pressures around compliance, as all data is stored in one place ready for inspections. They can also use the data to make more informed decisions when choosing the best sires, Mike explains. Overall, Mike says he is “thrilled” with the system and support from Richard and James Doel at AQM has been “phenomenal”. In future, the system will be important for marketing, offering a tool to highlight more effectively when cattle need to go to slaughter, he concluded. AQM hopes to carry out trials on sheep farms later this year. AQM+ officially launches at the Suffolk Show (31st May–1st June) and Norfolk Show (29–30th June). FG

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Livestock Steel fabricator acquires cattle handling systems brand

The Aberdeen-Angus advantage With new support regimes prioritising the environment, farmers are being forced to look at production systems that focus on efficiency and sustainability. This shift in mindset to farming with an emphasis on more sustainable systems, whilst keeping consumer demands in mind, is a key reason the Aberdeen-Angus breed made it to the top of the leader board for BCMS registrations in 2021, according to the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society. The breed has much to offer the farmer, whether dairy or beef, the society reckons. The maternal traits of Aberdeen-Angus cows are proven to result in easy calving and good calf vigour, a benefit whatever the system. Another positive is the ability to finish cattle off forage, due to their easy

fleshing characteristics. Market demand and the premium available also makes the breed a strong contender from a financial perspective with healthy margins achievable. From a consumer perspective, price remains the number one influencer. However, meat-eating quality is vital to ensure they have the best experience eating British beef, and sustainability is fast moving up the list for consumers. This is why Aberdeen-Angus is requested by retailers to provide premium brand beef on shelves, as it ticks all these boxes. The Aberdeen-Angus breed provides the farmer, supply chain and consumer exactly what they are looking for and therefore enables us to produce beef that is fit for the future, the society says. FG

Duns-based steel fabricators Thorburn Group Limited has acquired Premier Livestock for an undisclosed sum. Premier Livestock, of Dalbeattie provides some of the highest quality, safest and most innovative cattle handling systems in the country, Thorburn says – making handling easier and safer. Thorburn managing director Euan Thorburn said the acquisition is a natural extension of what the company already manufactures in its workshop for farming clients. Premier Livestock founder George Clark commented: “I have been seeking the right partner to take on the operation and manufacturing of my patented livestock handling equipment, so was really pleased when Thorburn Group Limited came forward with a proposal that allows me to focus on continuing to develop and invent engineering improvements whilst knowing that the crushes will continue to be manufactured to the highest quality – that has always been a source of

personal pride. I look forward to working with Thorburn Group in the coming years to further develop and improve the range.” Thorburn Group produces high quality agricultural sheds, grain dryers and livestock handling equipment, as well as having a flexible workshop that services the local community’s metal fabrication requirements. The company will be showcasing the full Premier Livestock range at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh from 23rd – 26th June 2022. For Premier Livestock enquiries contact sales director Ian Learmonth at Thorburn. FG

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Combines The MacDon range of combine attachments includes the D1 draper headers with the Active Float System for working on uneven ground.

Power on the land The topic of this month’s Power on the Land is combines, brought to you as always by Mike Williams. Much of the recent combine harvester development is in the medium capacity range, but the new X9 series harvesters from John Deere are in the highest output sector with 100t/hr work rate available.

This will be the first full year of X9 marketing, with two versions available offering 639 and 700hp outputs from a John Deere 13.6-litre engine; but most of the other specification features are shared by

both the X9-1000 and the X9-1100. The cutting width for both harvesters is 15.2m; the Dual Rotor provides 22.5m of separation area and the cleaning shoe area is 7.00m2. Grain tank capacity for both X9 models is 14,800 litres with a best-in-sector discharge rate of 13 tonnes in 100 seconds. The chopping rotor for crop

residue has 124 knives and the track units that provide traction while they help to reduce the ground pressure also increase durability – as well as driver comfort. A recent arrival in the New Holland range is the CH7.70 Crossover combine equipped with continued over…


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New Holland’s Twin Rotor system plus two drum technology. The Twin Rotor concept first arrived from New Holland nearly 50 years ago, and the version introduced in 2020 on the CH7.70 Crossover combine provides 2.9m2 of separation area, said to be the largest in this market sector. Adding the two-drum technology with a 600mm diameter drum size to the Twin Rotor system achieves high productivity levels with gentle handling to minimise grain damage. As well as advanced threshing capability, the CH7.70 Crossover also achieves good grain and straw quality and the performance includes versatility to simplify crop-to-crop changes. Also available in the New Holland combine range is the CR series, with six models featuring Twin Rotor technology. They have engines with power outputs ranging from 449–652hp and grain tank capacities range from 11,500–14,500 litres, and they feature the Harvest Suite cab. Deutz-Fahr combines, made by a company in the Same Deutz-Fahr group, offers four series with up to four models in a series to provide a comprehensive choice of capacities in the mid-range sector, and they are powered by Mercedes-Benz engines with power outputs from 250–381hp. The headers have working widths from 4.2–9.0m and are equipped with the Schutemaker cutting system, and a pair of rubber

tracks is on the options list for some of the larger harvesters in the range. The 9300 series includes the top four models in the range with cutting widths from 5.4–9.0m, the engine outputs are up to 381hp and the grain tank holds 10,500 litres and has a 120 litre/sec discharge rate. The C6000 series for smaller acreages has 4.2–6.3m cutting width options, and the grain tank has a 75 litre/sec discharge time when its 7,000-litre capacity is fully loaded. The four models in the Ideal series from Fendt feature a 451hp AGCO engine powering the entrylevel Ideal 7 combine while MAN engines deliver power outputs up to 790hp for the other three models. Working widths start at 7.70–10.0m for the Ideal 7 and both the 9 and 10 models have headers in the 10.70–12.20m range. The 7 model has a single rotor with twin rotors taking over in the Ideal 8 and above, and all the rotors have a generous 600mm diameter. Grain tank capacity on the Ideal 10 is 17,100 litres with a 210 litre/sec discharge rate, and the rubber track feature for all models is available in three width options. The long list of cab comfort features in the standard Ideal specification for all models includes an air suspension seat, automatic climate control, automatic output control plus yield and moisture measurement. The Agco group’s Fendt and Massey Ferguson combine ranges

both offer high-capacity Ideal series combines, but Massey Ferguson also has a comprehensive choice of mid-range and smaller models in its Activa, Activa S and Beta series. The Activa specification starts with 185–226hp engines, the maximum working width is 7.6m, the grain tank holds 5,200 or 6,500 litres and the MF Beta series offers a power boost to 360hp maximum engine output and a grain tank holding 9,000 litres. The mid-range specification for the MF7345 and MF7347 models in the Activa S series includes five or six straw walkers, table widths are up to 7.6m and up to 306hp is available. The Activa S specification also provides driver comfort features including automatic air conditioning control, an air suspension seat, mirrors with electric adjustment and demisting, efficient sound insulation, and the

options list includes a cool box. Claas has been making combine harvesters since 1936, and the latest of many awards it has received since then is the combine harvester section of the Farm Machine of the Year for 2022 – an award decided by an international jury of specialist farm machinery writers. Trion series combines are the newest addition to the Claas range with engine outputs from 258–403hp and grain tank capacities up to 12,000 litres. For farmers and contractors needing more harvesting capacity, the grain tanks in the Lexion series hold a maximum of 18,000 litres, which is available on the top model equipped with Terra Track rubber tracks, and the Lexion engine range starts at 313hp – increasing to 790hp for the flagship model. The most powerful engine is from the MAN range, and Mercedes-Benz powers all the other Lexions. Claas also offers the Tucano series with a 245hp engine and five straw walkers, and the Avero series has engines from 167hp and grain capacity from 4,200 litres. The harvesting speciality from the Canada-based MacDon company is a comprehensive range of headers and other combine attachments, and a recent addition is the DI series Draper Header. It is designed to maintain cutting height accuracy while working in laid or short straw crops, including crops on undulating land, achieved by using flex action from the reel to the cutterbar to maintain the distance between the reel fingers and cutting height. This allows the MacDon Active Float System to provide an instant lateral and vertical response to variation in ground level, boosting combine productivity. D1 series design features include the simplicity of the control system which has a single sensor to aid reliability, and it is also designed for versatility and is suitable for use on all the leading combine makes and in a wide variety of crops including cereals, beans and rapeseed, with quick and easy switching between crops. FG

The mid-range Trion series combines are a new addition to the Claas range.

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All new, higher capacity combines The past three years have seen the culmination of an unprecedented redevelopment of the complete Claas combine range, with considerable expansion in models and a host of new features that set new output standards and increases in productivity and efficiency. Higher capacity Lexion: A total of 15 hybrid and straw-walker models are now available, both in two different body widths. Leading the range is the new 790hp Lexion 8900 (pictured), the most powerful in the eight-model Hybrid

range, comprising three wide body and five narrow bodied versions. At the heart of the Lexion Hybrid range is the new APS Synflow primary threshing system, in which the threshing drum has been enlarged by 26% to 755mm and the feed drum is

now 600mm. As a result of this, not only can the drum be run at a lower speed, but the separation area has been considerably increased, so even the smallest Lexion 7000 model has a larger concave area than the old Lexion 780. The Roto Plus secondary separation system has been redesigned for higher throughput and reduced straw damage. The concaves are of an open finger design and an additional fourth cover plate (bomb door) has been added. From the cab and using the new Cebis touchscreen terminal, the operator has complete control over all the main combine settings, including a new pivoting concave bar that can be engaged in tougher threshing conditions. The new Lexion straw-walker range has been expanded to seven 6- and 5-walker models, headed by the new 507hp Lexion 6900. These feature the new APS Synflow Walker primary threshing system. In addition to the larger threshing drum, this includes a new 600mm diameter separation drum and again the main concave area has been considerably increased and includes the pivoting concave bar. New to all straw-walker models is the well-proven Jet Stream cleaning system and all Lexion models

incorporate the latest Quantimeter pressure cell yield measuring system. The number of tracked models has increased and includes a new 5-walker Terra Trac version for the first time. Trion: Last year saw the introduction of the 20-model Trion range. In addition to 5- and 6-straw walker versions, there are also single and twin rotor variants, plus the availability of Montana hill-side and Terra Trac models. So whatever the farm size or range of cropping, this wide range of models, for which an extensive selection of options is available, makes it possible to tailor specify a model that ‘fits your farm’. Common to all Trion models is the APS threshing system, centred on a 450mm accelerator and 600mm closed threshing drum, resulting in a considerable increase in the concave area compared to the Tucano. Total separation area has also increased and to handle the Trion’s increased throughput, all now come with Jet Stream cleaning. Power for the Trion comes from British-built Cummins engines with fuel-saving Dynamic Power as standard. Operators benefit from a completely new cab design with Cebis touchscreen terminal, again giving complete control over the combine. FG









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Combines Used combines still in stock, serviced and ready for harvest Now in its 23rd year of trading, Kevin Kirby Limited says it will go into the next year with confidence – although with trepidation that the traditional way of selling new combine harvesters may have changed for the time being. Covid-19 and the situation in Ukraine has put pressure on the supply of whole goods, components, and spare parts, Kevin points out. Dealers and manufacturers are doing their best to minimise disruption but inevitably there will be issues. “It is a time when we all need to pull together, and for farmers to minimise disruption to their own business by getting their combines serviced as soon as possible. And if possible, being prudent by stocking fast moving parts and filters on the farm,” he adds.

Kevin Kirby Ltd still has stock of used combines for sale at www., which can be purchased serviced ready for harvest by a local dealer, or the option of buying ‘as seen and inspected’ at a reduced price. Trade-ins are welcome too. If you can’t find what you are looking for, call Kevin Kirby Ltd with your contact details and the team will advise when it has stock available. The company will be exhibiting at the Midlands Machinery Show, Newark on 16th & 17th November, where a warm welcome awaits you. FG

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invests in new and innovative equipment, allowing it to transport a vast range of agricultural and plant machinery in the most efficient and safe manner. R D Woodcraft Ltd also recently invested in an all-new commercial vehicle workshop, equipped with an 18m inspection pit, brake rollers and wheel play detectors. It can offer full vehicle inspections, pre-MOT prep, serving and general maintenance work on all makes and models of HGV and LGV vehicles and trailers. It also has diagnostic equipment for fault finding, error code reading and error code clearing. For more information on the services it provides, visit the website – FG

Used parts in stock Agricultural machinery and parts supplier, Burden Bros Machinery Ltd, dismantles over 400 machines; a large selection of which are combines ranging from old machines where new parts are unavailable, to the most up-to-date on the market. Dave Gale heads up the used parts department – his extensive knowledge and experience helps customers locate the parts they require, with most customers receiving their parts within 24 hours of enquiry.

Burden Bros has recently become the UK and EU distributor for Sund Pea Header Rakes and parts. The Sund Pea Header Rake (pictured) is considered one of the most efficient ways to harvest flat peas, resulting in less dirt and stones. Burden Bros has 24ft and 28ft rakes available that can be retrofitted into any make header. FG

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*Finance for UK business purposes only. Subject to acceptance and affordability checks. Applicant must be 18 or over. Available on new Case IH combine harvesters and headers. 0% offers are subject to a maximum balance to finance of 50% (based on RRP). Finance product offered under this promotion is Hire Purchase. The standard profile of 1+3 is valid until 30thJune 2022. First payment, full VAT and a documentation fee of £120 are all due on signing. An option to purchase fee of £60 inc. VAT will be collected with final payment. You will own the machine when all payments have been made. Terms and Conditions apply. Alternative finance options are available. Images are for illustrative purposes only. As funder, we may pay a commission, fee or other remuneration to credit brokers who introduce business to us; please contact them if you require more information. Finance is provided by CNH Industrial Capital Europe Limited. Registered England: 3420615. Registered office: Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3AD

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What tyres to use during harvest season?

It can be difficult to choose what tyres to use during the harvest season. Selecting the right tyres can be daunting as there is more choice than ever and seasonal challenges also continue to increase and evolve. What are the key factors one should consider, and which tyres are best suited to match individual requirements? Tyre pressure and loads: When considering tyres suitable for one’s operational demands, it’s worth evaluating a product that provides a degree of flexibility when in service, able to operate at varying levels of pressure. The Vredestein Traxion XXL (which received a Gold Standard

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tyre is able to operate effectively at a range of pressures, loads and speeds. A guide is published on each tyre size and available at: www.vredestein. Hard copies can be obtained on request. Technology: Technology should also be something to consider when choosing which tyre to use. Technology is constantly evolving, with Vredestein releasing new products with the latest production techniques and features, designed to give the best return on tyre investment. However, it can be tricky deciding which technological features can enhance functionality whilst providing good value. One key technological component to consider is whether or not tyres have VF (very high flexibility). The more the tyre has been optimised with VF, like Vredestein’s Traxion Optimall, the more options are available to take into account increased load at a lower tyre pressure. Increased flexibility can really make a difference ensuring tyres still perform at lower pressures whilst reducing soil compaction and slippage. Weights and loads: General advice tends towards the lowest

possible pressure in the tyres to carry the vehicle’s operational weight whilst working the field. Avoiding soil compaction helps increase the yield. The Vredestein Traxion Harvest tyre range takes this into account and has been optimised specifically to meet individual demands. The Traxion Harvest features unique curved cleats that provide high traction, stability and comfort. In addition, the CHO technology helps the Traxion Harvest maximise soil preservation while the strength of the flexible casing allows for higher load capacities and more durability. It’s worth considering this as a potential option to address issues with weights and load distribution while ensuring soil compaction doesn’t become a major issue (full specifications can be found at www. Whatever problems might be anticipated during harvest season, choosing the right tyres can make a world of difference and knowing what products and brands offer potential solutions is key to a smooth and successful season. Vredestein tyres are fitted as original equipment on Claas, CNH and John Deere Tractors. FG


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It’s more important than ever to use the right machine at the right time

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, writes Ceres Machinery. After a succession of wet winters, causing further crop damage, compaction and reducing yields, there could be a cost-effective mounted mole drainer that works – the Ceres UniMole Mole Drainer

is the perfect machine for the task, according to Ceres Machinery. 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. 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

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Mole draining will help maximise crop growth and yields Mole draining is an important part of soil management and, if done properly, it can bring long-lasting benefits to soil health, by allowing crops to deeper root in search of nutrients. Hankins Engineering Ltd describes its experience using its Twin Leg Trailed Maidwell Moler and Press Wheels this spring. Well drained soils maximise crop growth and yields and make the job easier and cheaper, as good soil conditions mean lower fuel costs and less time needed to do the job – all very significant points in these times of increasingly high costs. Moling is essential for direct drilling on clay soils and is ideally done on a rotational basis when the surface is drying out but the

develop a wide range of machines from single leg mounted and trailed molers to twin and three leg machines. All of the Maidwell Molers transfer the weight onto the tractors for grip and are a beam construction with replaceable wear skids and high ground clearance to cope with trash. The molers have a unique screw adjusting double ended leg, incorporating a shear bolt device, acting as a safety release mechanism. The pivoting arm headstock or hydraulically operated drawbar allows easy penetration

and withdrawal from the soil, whilst allowing the machine to ride smoothly over uneven ground. Press wheels can be added to all machines to help level the soil for future cultivations or direct drilling. Ron Hankins is always available to give advice and discuss requirements and Hankins Engineering Ltd stocks a wide range of spares at competitive prices, and provides a contract moling and hire service. For further information contact Ron Hankins directly, or visit www. or Hankins Engineering’s Facebook page. FG


subsoil is still mouldable. This spring, Hankins Engineering Ltd has been contract moling in wheat crops with its Twin Leg Trailed Maidwell Moler and Press Wheels. Conditions were perfect and it did a fantastic job, the company says. Since the design of the first tractor-mounted Maidwell Moler 40 years ago, Ron Hankins, of Hankins Engineering Ltd, has gone on to

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Coping with the weather There are few certainties in farming and the weather has never been one of them. At a time when the cost of all basic inputs has increased exponentially, it is no surprise that farmers have delayed purchasing new equipment until the last minute. Briggs Irrigation, UK manufacturer and supplier of irrigation hosereels, booms and pumps, has therefore ensured sufficient stocks are available. Managing director Adrian Colwill said: “This is obviously a very difficult year. Growers want to capitalise on the higher prices for their products, which for

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EasyMerchant is a family-run, online builder’s merchant which is run from a working farm in Essex, for farmers and tradesmen alike. It supplies pipework, drainage, The EasyMerchant sales team – real people, who are industrial guttering waiting to help you. for agricultural buildings, roof good and easy customer service. sheets, soakaway systems, mains According to the company, pipes and more. benefits of buying supplies via The company was founded with one simple aim – to make customers’ EasyMerchant include: lives easier; no more having to visit • Price: The company buys in a trade counter only to find out bulk quantities, from quality the price has changed or that the manufacturers, allowing it to product isn’t in stock. Simply visit the pass competitive prices to the EasyMerchant website or give the customer team a call, and the experienced and • Product: The business uses knowledgeable staff can provide a its 30+ years of industry quote for the required goods and knowledge gained at the have them delivered directly to you, highest levels in order to source covering most of the UK. the best possible products for Should you have an issue the job with delivery or anything else, • Service: Check EastMerchant’s EasyMerchant prides itself on being reviews on TrustPilot – the able to sort out any problems as soon company is proud to have a as possible, with an emphasis on five-star rating. FG

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• Land drainage • Pumps – diesel or electric • Ditching • Underground mains laid using our trencher • Drain jetting • Tracked excavators or wheeled digger • Design of complete irrigation systems • Thrust boring with our own certified staff • Reservoirs • Briggs Irrigation agents • Boreholes • Mini digger for fast response to burst mains • Irrigator & pump repairs – any make • Aluminium pipes & fittings

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Drainage & Irrigation Consider drainage before it’s too late

Porous filler designed to make life easier Established in 1987, Doncasterbased, family-owned company Jones Engineering says it has always looked to make bespoke machines to make customers’ lives easier. When land draining, the arduous task of putting stone on top of the drainage pipe is very time-consuming as traditional porous fillers only hold up to 10t – meaning a lot of time is spent travelling to the stone heap, the company explains. The Jones Engineering porous filler is designed to hold 20t of stone or gravel, which with a forward tipping hopper to ensure a good even feed to the discharge elevator, the rate of discharge

is controlled by a hydraulic gate adjusted from the tractor. The elevator can be up to 3m long to fill the stone chute of any drainage machine. For very wet conditions the 710/65 25 wheels can be powered hydraulically from hydraulic pumps driven from the tractor PTO. Jones Engineering specialises in manufacturing vegetable machinery; having started with potato toppers in 1987 it now offers a whole range from land preparation to harvesting, including irrigation. For more information on the porous filler, contact Jones Engineering directly. FG

removing excess water and need regular maintenance and, on suitable soils, mole draining over shingled drains can provide a visible immediate benefit. The team at Allan Collyer & Sons pride themselves on being able to undertake a wide range of drainage jobs, from a small paddock to entire farms, with care being taken at every stage from planning to completion. Allan Collyer & Sons will be happy to help whatever the size of your project. FG

While land drainage may not be at the forefront of people’s minds now following a dry spring, you don’t have to go back many months to see what a devastating impact poorly drained land has on crop yields, as well as subsequent cultivations. A rapid increase in prices and shortage of supply of plastics and aggregates mean that the cost of drainage has increased but still represents good value for money – especially with higher cereal prices. With yield increases expected of anywhere between 10-40% from poorly drained to well drained land, the figures still stack up. Land drains are only part of the equation; ditches are important conduits for quickly

ALLAN COLLYER & SONS LTD land drainage contractors

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Contact Chris or Colin 01986 781404 High Street, Ilketshall St Margaret, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1NA 88107

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Professional Services

Taking the stress out of asset finance As machinery gets more expensive, using asset finance can help to ensure you have the right machinery to do the job more efficiently. When buying new or used assets, Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions Ltd (GDFS) says it can take the stress out of the process. GDFS, based in south-west England, says it can help customers develop the right financial strategy to

ensure the best management of business assets. It offers the following products: hire

Valuable, Impartial Advice

purchase, lease, operating lease and contract hire; and works with a large number of finance companies to ensure it can find the right solution. The firm prides itself on customer service and looks to build long-term relationships with clients, keeping them updated through every step of the process, from initial quote to final pay-out. Its service includes the completion of all documentation at a place and time to suit the customer, and liaising with the dealer to remove the stresses normally associated with obtaining finance and purchasing assets. It can tailor the payments for when your business has more funds available and takes the pain away from the purchase of the asset by doing everything for the customer. GDFS says it provides a professional, efficient service to ensure that any business looking to buy a new or used asset gets excellent finance to match their business’ cash flow at competitive rates. Gavin Dixon has been working in the finance sector since 2001, and has over 19 years’ experience in the business-to-business

finance market. After working for BNP Paribas Lease Group, within the Humberclyde division which specialised in agricultural finance, he joined Hitachi Capital Business Finance in 2005 and developed his career from a sales support coordinator, through to a national role as a broker relationship manager. He created GDFS in 2013 and is supporting small, medium and large size business across the agricultural, construction, haulage, engineering and various other commercial business sectors, in finding the right finance solution to meet their individual requirements. Following a successful 2019, the business expanded and Tom Elliott joined as a finance broker last year. Tom is building a good client base and allows the firm to provide better coverage for its clients. For no obligation advice, contact GDFS directly to discuss how the team can help your business find the best finance solution for you or your customers, when buying any new or used assets. Details can also be found at www. FG

SALTER & MCKENNA Rural Professional Services ✦ Farm and Estate Management

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Chartered surveyors with a farming background Salter & Mckenna is a firm of chartered surveyors practising on the Essex/Suffolk border, serving clients throughout East Anglia and the home counties. The company says it can provide a full range of services to its clients, including: land and estate management; farm consultancy; contract farming; planning and development; building surveys; architectural design; refurbishment of listed buildings; project management and valuations. Chartered rural surveyor Alice

Salter provides clients with advice across a range of rural issues, from planning to taxation. She has farming experience from her family’s farm in Lincolnshire and currently has a small flock of sheep. Chartered building surveyor Cameron McKenna has a National Diploma in Agriculture. He provides advice concerning construction, procurement, project management, planning, design, building surveys and health and safety. Cameron farms 430 acres on the Suffolk/Essex border, and has extensive experience

in livestock production – particularly pigs and cattle. He provided Peter Crichton Consultancy with advice for eight years until Peter’s retirement in July 2021. Alice and Cameron are also registered valuers and undertake valuation work across various sectors, from residential to commercial, and

also undertake work for a national agricultural lending firm. With two surveying disciplines in-house, the company says it can provide advice across a wide range of clients’ requirements. Please contact Alice or Cameron to discuss any requirements you may have. FG

When the only certainty is change Uncertainty is part of life, but the world has changed so rapidly that finding creative ways to keep pace is a huge challenge. We provide agricultural businesses and farming families with pragmatic legal advice to help them adapt and grow. 01892 510000 @pragmaticlawyer


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Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Rural Finance Limited. Rural Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 630701. Rural Finance Limited is an authorised Credit Broker and not a lender. We offer financial facilities from a number of funders and a list is available upon request


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Professional Services A turnkey solution for planning permission Essex-based Foxes Rural comprises a team of permitted development and planning permission experts for farmers. The company prides itself on simplifying the planning process for farmers, as well as having a quick, nononsense turnaround on planning applications. The team offers a turnkey solution for achieving planning permission for all farms, with the key focus for the company being on new farm buildings, commercial buildings and change of use to residential. Managing director Guy French created Foxes Rural as he wanted to provide professional advice for

farming and rural clients, alongside his own farming businesses. This farming background helps the company to relate directly to farmers’ objectives and understand the dynamics of operating a farming business. Mr French comments: “We have had lots of strong successes recently which include planning for new commercial buildings on farms, as well as lots of changes of use to commercial. Our key focus is on new farm buildings, which we guarantee to have submitted to the council within 28 days of being instructed.” Contact the team directly for a bespoke quote. FG

Managing director Guy French with farm planning consultant Melanie Bingham-Wallis.


The importance of accessing the right support The farming industry is undergoing a period of rapid change, which presents as many challenges as it does opportunities, writes commercial property solicitor Penny Edgar, of law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore. New post-Brexit regulations, an increased focus on sustainability and biodiversity, skills and labour shortages, the rising cost of fuel and machinery – all these factors (to name just a few) are impacting farmers and agricultural businesses. As many farming businesses are family affairs at their heart, there are also really important conversations to be had around topics such as succession planning, as well as wider estate and tax planning.

Now more than ever, the rural community needs access to trusted advisers who not only understand the specific issues farmers face, but also the wider regulatory and legal landscape. More than this, it is important to have professional advisors who understand your unique needs, from inheritance tax advice to planning issues and everything in between. This is something that can only be achieved through building lasting relationships. The world is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up. Having access to a good adviser will ensure farmers can better anticipate and adapt to change, allowing them to not just survive, but thrive. Call 01892 510000 for professional advice. FG

Leaders in our field For all your property requirements contact a member of the Woolley & Wallis team

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WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF QUALITY BUILT PRODUCTS DELIVERED NATIONWIDE DIRECT TO OUR CUSTOMERS We also undertake all agricultural engineering, fabricating, machining and welding, including reconditioning and modifications to existing machinery, blasting and paintshop facilities. For further information please ring John on 07860 417643

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An item in the June 1997 Farmers Guide reported an agreement between New Holland and Manitou for their fork trucks to be marketed under the New Holland name. Claas, which was taking control of Sanderson Teleporters, stated that it had no intention of entering the tractor market. However, Claas dealerships would soon be selling a new range of Claas Ranger teleporters. In Farm Machinery News, Renault announced three new Cergos models with 75, 85 and 95hp engines and an optional 30 forwards and reverse speed transmission. Fieldens announced a range of heavy-duty rowcrop tractor wheels, known as Bartman Box 950, for big tractors with a price tag of under £1,800 for a complete pair of wheels with centres and tyres. Lynx Engineering was appointed UK importer for Stoll tractor loaders, and Dan Agri launched a range of power harrows. Spaldings introduced a rear-view system

for tractors when trailer backing, using a rear mounted camera and in-cab monitor screen. A feature on grain drills included details on the individual mechanical metering mechanism for each row on the latest Sulky models. Greenland introduced its latest range of pneumatic drills available in 6.0, 6.6 and 8.0m working widths and a report on a new Horsch double disc cultivator drill working on ploughed and pressed land. Previews and reports on agricultural shows were always featured in the Farmers Guide and the June ‘97 issue was no exception. A preview for the forthcoming Sprays and Sprayers event in Cambridgeshire included the launch of a new Hardi ‘Alpha Force’ self-propelled sprayer with an air-assisted twin system sleeve boom. Other introductions included the Gem Multi-Trak 3000 trailed model with a mechanical self-tracking system and a self-propelled Sands Hillsider sprayer designed to operate across steep slopes and maintain a 1m under belly clearance. A preview of the Cereals ’97 event, to be held earlier in the month, also in Cambridgeshire, was described as the most comprehensive annual exhibition of arable farming equipment in the UK.






German engineer Hugo Guldner, who was working in the early 1900s with Rudolf Diesel in developing a two-stroke diesel engine, introduced the first Guldner tractor in 1940. Subsequent models appeared until the production came to an end in 1960. The Guldner A20, with a 20hp single cylinder water cooled engine were being built in Germany until the factory was destroyed during World War Two. Production started again in 1947 and two years later Hugo Guldner launched the first of a new range of tractors with 16–30hp four stroke diesel engines. A period of cooperation with Fahr followed in 1958 and some Guldner models were identical to those marketed by

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Admission would be £7, but parking was free. There would be plenty for visitors to see, including more than 200 specialist arable company stands, working plots for cultivation machinery, NIAB recommended varieties, demonstration plots and much more. On the machinery front, Lely was launching its latest Cultiterra cultivator and pneumatic drill combination and Standen Reflex would have the latest Juko one pass drill on its stand. Spaldings would be showing a full range of its equipment, including its Flatlift subsoiler, at the Lincolnshire Show. The Royal Norfolk Show would be celebrating its 150th show near Norwich at the end of June, with the entry price set at £8 and £3 for a child. Case was introducing three new skid steer loaders at the Show and visitors could inspect the then-current range of Mercedes Benz Unimogs. There were four models with engines in the 122–214hp bracket and prices started at around £44,000. On the livestock side, there was a record entry of Holstein Friesian cattle and three rare pedigree Shropshire sheep from Hertfordshire would also be at the show. FG

Fahr. This arrangement continued until 1962 when Guldner introduced the first of the new G series tractors with optional 4wd. Further G Series models were introduced over the next five years to give German farmers the option of a Guldner G range tractor with engines in the 15–75hp bracket. The last Guldner tractors were made in 1969. FG

This 20 hp model, made in 1961, is a typical example of the tractors made by Hugo Guldner.

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To include: Tractors: Claas; Xerion 3800 Trac, 650, 620, 610C, John Deere; 6930 (2), 6910, New Holland; T7.270, T7.225 Ford; 7610, 6610, 7700, 7600, 6700, 7000, 4000. Case IH; 5140, 1255XL, 956XL. Massey Ferguson; 3070, 158S. Self-Propelled Sprayer: 2015 Agrifac Condor 4,000ltr 24m. Combine Harvester: John Deere 730. Telescopic Loaders & Plant: JCB 541-70, 540, Teletrucks (2), Case 621B loading shovel, CAT D5H, Iveco road sweeper, JCB JS130, Hyundai 8tonne excavator and various attachments. Also: Vehicles, livestock requisites, trailers, machinery, implements and spares








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By instructions of FGS Agri due to ongoing fleet renewal policy

30,000 registered bidders worldwide Up to 500 tractors for sale every month 1,500 lots of agricultural and horticultural machinery sold at every sale


ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 2022 Categories include: vintage and classic tractors, steam engines, classic commercial vehicles, classic cars, automobilia, models, stationary engines, spares, literature and bygones etc


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McCormick X 6.35 4WD, McCormick X 5.40 Power Plus 4WD c/w Loader McCormick X 4.35 4WD, Malone Forage Wagon, Trailers Machinery, Livestock Equipment, Herringbone Parlour, Bulk Tank In situ Items, Sundries and Effects

Friday 17th June 2022 at 10.30am WHITACRE HALL, Nether Whitacre, Coleshill B46 2PD New Holland T6080 4WD (09) Master Super 120-12 Ton Mobile Grain Dryer Trailers, Drills, Arable Machinery, Sundries and Effects

Including; Tractors: John Deere 7310R (15), John Deere 6830 Premium (07), John Deere 6630 Premium (07), Massey Ferguson 7726 (17), Ford 7840 Powerstar SL (95), Ford 655 Backhoe Loader (87); Vehicles: Ford Transit (98); Trailers: Larrington Majestic 18T, AS Marston Lynx 14 (08), Swan Neck Flat Bed 38’, Sprayers & Spreaders: John Deere M952i Trailed Sprayer 30M (14), Amazone ZA-TS 3200 Spreader (14), KRM Bredal Trailed Spreader (90); Drills: Weaving Sabre Tine 6M (20), Kverneland Accord Monopil SE 12 Row Beet Drill (08); Cultivation: Kverneland LO85 Varimat 6+1 Plough, Dowdeswell DP7E 5+1 Plough, Flat Lift 90/150 Subsoiler, Cousins 8M Cambs Rolls, Kongskilde Vibrocrop 12 Row Beet Hoe; Miscellaneous & Sundries: Braughans Major Wood Chip Barrell Screener, Log Swift Firewood Processor, Lister Diesel Generator, John Deere Star Fire 3000 Receiver, Teagle Thermoblast PTO Crop Drying Fan, Qty. Front Linkage Tool Boxes, Extensive array of workshop tools and spares and many more lots.

Sales Booked Throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire and surrounding Counties including a new collective sale. 23rd July-Derbyshire 29th July-Staffordshire 5th August-Derbyshire


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On Instruction from Laser Civil Engineering and Plant Hire Ltd. The Sale will be held at Frogs Farm, Norwich Road (A140), Thwaite, Suffolk, IP23 7ED

On Instruction from Mr J E Flatt Ash Farm, St. James Road, All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk, IP19 0HQ

Sale Date: 10.30AM, Tuesday 7th June 2022

Sale Date: 10.30AM, Wednesday 15th June 2022

Viewing: 1PM – 5PM on Monday 6th June and from 8am on the morning of the sale

Viewing: 1PM – 5PM onTuesday 14th June and from 8am on the morning of the sale

Further Quality Entries Invited

Catalogues available in due course via or from the auctioneers two weeks prior. For further information, please see our website or contact: Scott Parke - Tel: 01379 646602, 07467 959591 Richard Prentice - Tel: 07803 089558 Email:

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FARMERS - Advertise your ‘for sale’ and ‘wanted’ on-farm machinery for free. See coupon on page 234 88585


Dispersal Sale of

All well maintained & excellent condition.

Saturday 18th June 2022


On behalf of Mr R Thomas t/a JB Thomas & Son, Whatoff Lodge, Quorn, LE12 8AL MASSEY FERGUSON 9280AL Delta Hybrid Combine (2012) CLAAS AXION 800 4wd tractor (2017) VALTRA T191 4wd tractor (2011) JOHN DEERE 6910 4wd tractor (2000) MASSEY FERGUSON 575 2wd tractor (1980)

Viz: ‘03 JD 6620 & M Reg Case Int 5140 tractors, ‘03 JCB Loadall, Yamaha Quad,

BATEMAN RB25 Contour sprayer (2004)

Joyner buggy ‘19 Warwick 16T grain & Marston 6T & Warwick bale trailers, Two fork lifts, ‘17 McConnel 5860 hedgecutter, ‘15 Gregoire Besson 5f rev plough (300 acres only).

KRAMER KT356 telehandler (2019) McHale Pro Glide R3100 disc mower c/w conditioner

Opico Vari disc XL cult, Opico tilth bar, KRM Soladrill 799, Twose triple rollers, Front press, ‘19 Amazone Classic fert spreader, Magic Mole mole plough, Abattoir & meat processing equipment, Chiller container, Mobile home, Contents of a well-equipped workshop.

GALFRE GS650 rotary tedder (2011)

Also Dispersal Consignment of Tractors, Trailers,

McHale 991BE bale wrapper (2009)

Arable & Grassland Machinery from FL Greenwood & Son

VADERSTAD Rapid A400S 4m combi drill

Plus from IR Gasson Clayton: Case Int 5130 tractor, Bomford B467 hedgecutter, Grain trailer,

TWOSE 640CB4L folding rib rolls 6.8m (2019)

Case big square & JD 455 small balers, Krone mower/cond & Swadro rake, etc etc.

IFOR WILLIAMS TA5 10G12 cattle trailer

ON SATURDAY, 18th JUNE By order of RA & ME Gander Sale to commence at 10am

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2022, knife pressure display c/w alarm, knife position sensor, tubular chassis design, haulage & shipping available

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McHALE Fusion Vario baler/wrapper, 30220 bales, been serviced every year pre-season since new, oil brakes, rear camera. POA. B H Tel 07580 120363 (Leicestershire)

Need finance for agricultural machinery? Contact us today Telephone: 01308 480 248


CLAAS Variant 380RF variable bale size & centre, vgc, upgraded net system, only 29k bales. A Dunn Tel 07957 883169 (North Yorks)

KAWASAKI Mule 4010, 2009, low hours, low use, full cab with doors. £7,950. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

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

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BALE spike/fork, heavy duty, as new condition, JCB brackets, detachable back, 3 tines, will carry 3 big bales. £1,000. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leicestershire) BALE spike/fork, heavy duty with top grapple, JCB brackets, 3 tines, no leaks, will carry 3 big bales. £1,400. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leicestershire) COOKS flat 8 bale sledge, gwo. £250 no VAT. B Sleath Tel 07778 492937 (South Yorks) TAKEPUT bale handler. £180. S Jones Tel 07796 001370 (Norfolk) 56-SMALL-BALE carrier. £150 no VAT. B Sleath Tel 07778 492937 (South Yorks)

NEW Holland BB940 baler, 2003, bale eject, control box, 80x90 bale size. POA. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)


07813 728505

JOHN Deere 459 conventional baler, 2008, wide pick up, hydraulic drawbar & bale density, c/w with Harvestec Baler's Choice applicator, very good condition, owned from new, serviced annually, only done about 7000 bales/yr. £11,500. S Penhurst Tel 07909 531801 (Kent)

COOKS flat 10 bale grab, Euro brackets, good condition. £550+VAT. P Hance Tel 07721 673674 (Essex) CLAAS Quadrant baler, 1994, fair condition, in working order. POA. K Hughes Tel 07803 032318 (Nottinghamshire) NEW Holland 377 conventional baler, barn stored in Hertfordshire, working order, photos available. £3,200+VAT. B Harmer Tel 07949 179177 (Derbyshire)

Buy and sell online — Buy and sell online — we advise items should be viewed prior to any money exchanging hands


Dispersal Sale of Quality Modern Farm Machinery & Equipment

FARMHAND flat 8 grab. £25 no VAT. J Kerley Tel 07967 819294 (Cambridgeshire) FLAT 8 grab, 2 extra rows of tines fitted for big bales, JCB fittings. £250 no VAT. R Wale Tel 01773 810442 (Nottinghamshire)

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SCRAP Tim 2 row sugar beet harvester, no tank. Offers. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)




McHALE 5400 baler, excellen condition, ready for work, McHale Wizard control box, 2017, bale count 11,000. £17,500+VAT. P Kings Tel 07977 261858 (Monmouthshire)

We currently have 6m tractor mounted weedwipers available For use on weed beet, pin rushes and vegetable crops, where weed control can be tricky (parsley, carrots, leeks, onions – to name but a few!) Please call Fred Milk if interested


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Case IH 4230

John Deere 456A

4wd c/w loader, square baler N reg 1996 ................................................ £11,000 ...................................................£5,250

KUHN Flat 10 Tie Line accumulator, first season 2021. £10,750+VAT. M Hodgetts Tel 07946 146395 (Worcestershire)

07775 741720

FGM Machinery WELGER AP830 baler 2010 owed from new in very good condition, always barn stored, Bale Bandit 2005 model ran on above baler for 6yrs, both in very good condition & well maintained. Delivery, finance and part ex available. R Smith Tel 07831 091109/01277 800212 (Essex)

MATROT 6m weedwiper. £350+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk) GARFORD Victor sugar beet machine, plus many spares. £2,450+VAT. W Green Tel 07973 894643 (Nottinghamshire)

BEET EQUIPMENT John Deere 2650 MC1

Claas Rollant 250 Roto Cut

4wd tractor, L reg, 7500hrs, round baler, good tyres net wrap ...................................................£9,750 ...................................................£5,500

07973 657609

All prices + VAT



NEW Holland BB940A 80x90 baler, 2005, crop cutter feeder. £23,500. M Hodgetts Tel 07946 146395 (Worcestershire)


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

FLAT 8 sledge converted to turn end 2 bales longways to make 10, Flat 10 Cherry CH25A bale grab for loading in field, maximise trailer capacity & stable stack, converted 20 bale grab for unloading trailer, pin & cone fittings, videos available. POA. S Penhurst Tel 07909 531801 (Kent) NUGENT hydraulic 2 bale pickup, will not damage plastic round bales of silage. £250. H Palmer Tel 01328 829219/07551 739538 (Norfolk)

For further details please call

STANHAY Rallye 590 12 row beet drill, vgc, c/w transport trailer. £1,000+VAT. C Allen Tel 07850 359747 (Cambridgeshire)

2010 CTM Weed Surfer 6.4m cut, one owner from new, vgc

From Ardleigh, Essex

Boxes are a range of ages and prices


CTM534 beet cleaner with precleaner & pick off table, 1097 eng hrs, remote stop/start. £6,750. M Doubleday Tel 07808 766070 (Norfolk)


2018 ROPA Maus 5 Refurbished top specification machine details on request

BEET/ROOT tip toe bucket, Volvo brackets, 2.55m wide x 1.5m high x 1.4m deep. £600. M Doubleday Tel 07808 766070 (Norfolk)

Tom Roy on 07970549021


KUHN FBP 2135 BalePak, 2015, 58000 bales, 400 tyres, Isobus, used this year & running nicely. N Reed Tel 07713 073578 (Devon)

2018 ROPA Tiger 6 Refurbished 45/50 variable with new Allround topper Volvo non AdBlue, 768hp performance, excellent condition, inc GPS monitoring

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

CTM Weed Surfer, had minimal use, very good condition, selling due to change in farming policy. £7,250+VAT ono. A Jones Tel 07980 668649 (Cornwall)

HOLMER Terra Dos T3 self -propelled beet harvester, 54 plate, 8528 engine hrs, in good condition for its age, been used to lift our own sugar beet for the past 6yrs, only selling due to reducing sugar beet acres. POA. J Riddell Tel 07821 121398 (Cambridgeshire)

STANHAY 6 row beet drill, great condition. £850. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)


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

01926 614345

and many other wearing parts

JMT Engineering (Ladbroke) Ltd

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McHALE 911BE automatic bale wrapper, excellent condition, ready for work, 2013, bale count 14,500. £8,000+VAT. P Kings Tel 07977 261858 (Monmouthshire)

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G – 41029002 – Ex demo Case Luxxum 120, rear remotes, 2 mech valves, premium seat, suspended 4wd axle & electro hyd diff lock, loader ready.........................................£67,800

G – 31028622 – New Case Maxxum 125, 125hp, cab suspension, front weight carrier, 4wd axle with elec hyd diff lock, r/h monitor mounting bracket.................................£64,500

G – 41027926 – Ex demo Case Optum CVX300, rear remotes, 2 elec m/m remotes, 50kph eco CVT, 98” bar axle, elec mirrors, Iso Power Beyond coupler, Ag Nav GPS ............£144,850

G – 41028621 – Ex demo Case Magnum 400, 400hp, 6 elec rear remotes, dual amber rotary beacons, luxury cab, on 650/65R34 tyres, 3 point linkage, 20 LED worklight package . POA

W – 41027828 – Ex demo Amazone Centaya 3000, Super Iso c/w Twintec double disc coulters, hyd coulter pressure, 2000L hopper, hyd fan drive ........................................£43,650

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

W – 21027826 – New Amazone KG6001-2 folding power harrow c/w 360hp 4 speed centre gearbox, oil cooler, 21 spline PTO shaft, mid ridge eradicator tine .....................£28,995

W – 21027975 – ex demo Amazone Cayros XS 5 + 1 plough, 950 c/w 260hp headstock, Cat 888 integrated lower link balls, hyd swivel frame system..................................................£19,250

G – 41025843 – new Teagle TA/PS 250 right hand cut, outboard gearbox, 2m cut, fully hydraulic offset head adjustment, wide angle PTO ....................................................... £8,950

G – 41029128 – new Teagle Telehawk T2 bale shredder

J – 31029581 – New JCB 435S Stage V Contractor Pro, 4 spools, autolube, Rockinger hitch, smart reverse alarm .................................................................. POA

J – 51028489 – Ex demo JCB 8330 Stage V, no front PTO, 900kg rear deck weight, knuckle end top link, Field Pro package, LED aux headlights ...........................................£169,500


G C – 11028612 – New Brian James Cargo Connect trailer, 4.5m x 2.13m, 3500kg gross twin axle, 50m ball coupling, R12 dropside with removable posts .................................... £3,899

C – 11028213 – New Brian James Cargo Connect compact trailer, 2,700kg twin axle, 10” wheels, 3.3m x 1.9m, cast steel coupling head, high security lock ................................... £2,969



J – 21030529 – New 14t Larrington Harvester trailer, 24’ long, 4’ sides, hydraulic tailgate, air brakes, rollover sheet, ladder, grain chute .............................................................£27,500

J – 21028997 – New Strimech bag lifter, Q-fit

J – 21028934 – New LWC twin arm bag lifter, 4 x 600kg bag capacity

............................................................... £1,180

.................................................................. £935

J – 21024064 – Used Major shallow disc injector, 3 point linkage mounted plus umbilical fitting ............................................................... £3,500

J – 51028396 – New JCB muck grab, 6’6”, c/w compact tool carrier brackets, KV tines

J – 51027955 – Used rowcrop tyres, adjustable centres to suit T4 4000 Series with 10 stud axles ............................................................... £2,750

............................................................... £1,650

G – 41028793 – New Atlantis Tanks Dip P440L diesel tank, 2” fill port, safety vent, 40L/min 12v Piusi pump kit, 4m x 19mm delivery hose, auto shut-off nozzle .......................................... £750

J – 21028034 – Used Michelin XMCL tyres, 400/70 R20, 4 to suit TM220 ............................................................... £1,600


J – 21022600 – New Lynx bale fork, folding tines for transport, euro hitch brackets, adjustable rear support .................................................................. £850

J – 51028397 – New JCB 0.9cu/m bucket, 6’6”, c/w compact tool carrier brackets

K – 21027759 – New Albutt grass forks, 12’0” wide folding grass fork, JCB Q-fit

J – 11028291 – New Trelleborg tyres, 710/70R38 (2)

.................................................................. £950

............................................................... £6,950

............................................................... £5,200


ELY – TEL 01353 664515 SPALDING – TEL 01775 712310 MAREHAM-LE-FEN – TEL 01507 568484

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FARM MACHINERY Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad Vaderstad Väderstad Väderstad Väderstad

RDA 400S Drill 2002 RDA 600S Drill 2008 RDA 600S Drill 2014 RDA 800S Drill 2007 RDA 800S Drill 2011 c/w 3 Rows of Coulters Carrier CR 650CB Classic RST 550 Twin Press To be Refurbished RST 630 Twin Press RST 830 Twin Press 2014 TopDown TD300 TopDown TD400 TopDown TD600

Rapidlift Rapidlift He-Va He-Va He-Va He-Va Köckerling Köckerling Köckerling Köckerling Köckerling

RL 400 Cultivating Solutions £5,000 RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Demo Unit 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 Rolls 16.3m Allrounder Cultivator 7.5m Allrounder Flatline 600 6m Cultivator Ex Demo Rebell 6m Disc Cultivator Vario 4m Vector 6.2m Cultivator Ex Demo

Väderstad RDA800S Refurbished

Väderstad RDA800S Refurbished

Väderstad RDA800S Refurbished

Vaderstad RDA600S 6m Drill 2014

Väderstad RST 450 Twin Press Refurbished

Väderstad RST830 Twin Press

Väderstad RST550 Twin Press

Väderstad Carrier CR650 CB

Köckerling Rebell Classic 6m

Köckerling Vector 620 6.2m Ex Demo

Köckerling Flatliner 600 6m Ex Demo

Köckerling Allrounder 750 7.5m


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ENGINES & SPARES timikenginerecon

BUILDINGS & MATERIALS STEEL channel, 18’6” x 6” x 3”, good, straight. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

VRC Modular Ltd

Build speed, flexibility, easy relocation All great reasons to consider modular From welfare units to accommodation Can conform to building regulations Bespoke designs

MOBILE Home, vgc, inc delivery within 50mls, new fridge, gas central heating, USB sockets, double glazing, fully insulated, TV aerial, plug in electric cable, curtains/nets throughout, new carpet, (base boards, sewage pipes & freezer if required). S Smart Tel 07791 807970 (Warwickshire)


01489 896 626

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Modular Kits for self-build

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!!!! NEW

1997 New Holland TX65, 2270 drum & 2850 engine hrs, 17' cut with Marston trailer, new concave & rasp bars 2 seasons ago, new front tyres last season, in very good condition. £33.000 ono. M Golding Tel 07867 987786 (Cambridgeshire)


Perkins & Ford/New Holland engines

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

Specialists in new & refurbished combine harvester parts

KIT BUILDINGS steelwork, eaves beams, purlins & bolts

All sizes available – made to order


See our ad on page 152


Contact Ian Steves on 07501 728642 or email


t: 01787 474217 m: 07900 920023 e:

Seamless aluminium guttering and gutter linings for all concrete, asbestos and metaI valley gutters. Ideal for Atcost, Crendan and Tyler type barns.



Peter Wragge

Supplies Ltd


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

t: 01449 737192


ROLL of heavy duty weldmesh. POA. R Andrews Tel 01223 207300 (Hertfordshire)

Please call or email for a free quote.

Contact James French – Manager/Engineer

07764 873486




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




MATERIALS Hardy Roofing




01622 832666 07939 114023



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

REINFORCED concrete railway sleepers (79), approx 250cm long x 25cm wide x 17cm deep, buyer to collect. £900 ono. A Mayhew Tel 07900 366325 (Suffolk)


RECLAIMED Cambridge bricks, buff & pink. 80p/brick. T Barnes Tel 01353 665912 (Cambridgeshire) RECLAIMED oak beam, 270 x 270mm x 4.4m long. £200 ono. P Bidwell Tel 07810 206989 (Essex)



NEW Holland 8070, 13' header, 1986, 3400hrs, always stored inside, c/w further header with rape extension & side knife & trolley, air con, straw chopper, small acreage, same owner approx 20yrs, good condition. £15,000+VAT ono. T Krier Tel 07717 780672 (South Yorks)

Need finance for agricultural machinery? Contact us today Telephone: 01308 480 248


The material has a life expectancy in excess of 30 years.

PORTABLE office cabin, 7.2m x 2.6m, fitted with lights, heaters & phone socket, selling as moving to the farm house, welcome to view, must be collected, any question please get in contact. £2,500+VAT ono. M Brent Pelham Tel 07786 673396 (Hertfordshire)


£23,000 + VAT

• 2WD • 12×12 Transmission, 3 Ranges, 4 Gears 30kph • Mechanical Shuttle • 2 spools • Pickup Hitch / Drawbar • 540 / 1000 PTO • 2015 • 140hrs • 76hp 88367

CONCRETE pipes, approx 1m x 2.5 m long, reasonable condition, some might need a little TLC, but in good condition, can load but can't deliver. £72 each. R Covill Tel 07929 241646 (Nottinghamshire)

2013 CR9090T



2013 CR9080



2012 CR9090T


2012 CR9080



2011 CR9090



2010 CR9080



2009 CR9080



2008 CR9080



2006 CR980



2004 CR980

30’XHC 2674/2176

1998 TF78



1997 TX68



1997 TX66



2014 Bateman RB35 36m


2014 Bateman RB35 36m


CLAAS Lexion 440, 1998, 6m header, 3400hrs, grey chassis, chop/chaff spreader, air con working, new wobble box 18mths ago, new dividers, rear bluetooth lights, cut 300acres last year. £33,000+VAT ono. D Fishleigh Tel 07977 962927 (Devon) JOHN Deere pyramid grain tank lids, used, c/w gas struts & fittings for 660i combine. £400+VAT. J Hilton Watts Tel 07702 784563 (Norfolk)

2011 Lite-trac SS2400 tool carrier

01733 841932


£45,000 + VAT

• Efficient Specification • Dyna 6 40kph • Front Suspension • Cab Suspension • 110 L/min CCLS • 4 Spools • 2015 • 4740hrs

Massey Ferguson 3630 XTRA


Massey Ferguson 7618



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CLAAS Dominator 78S, 1990, excellent condition for age, 12’ header, 3025hrs, stored under cover, air con, straw chopper, well maintained, same owner for 25yrs. POA. M Brake Tel 07927 008505 (Wiltshire)

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Deutz 6130 C-Shift/Stoll loader – due in shortly ....................................................... POA McCormick MC115 – very popular tractor, 6800 hrs – tidy .................................£18,000 Case 4230 4wd, 5400 hrs, 80hp – runabout, drives well ....................................£13,500 Ford 4630 2wd – shuttle reverse, 3000hrs – surplus on farm .............................£12,500 JCB 520 loadall, 4 wheel steer, very good for cattle yards ..................................£16,750 New Deutz 5125 GS with loader – 126hp .....................................Yours for only £61,500 IH B250 collectors item – drives well, tidy, new tyres ...........................................£3,000


McHale balers/mowers & conditioners – superb machines, reliable & very good value – finance terms available



McHALE V6750

2022, knife pressure display c/w 2022, variable chamber, brakes, alarm, knife position sensor, 22.5 tyres, crop roller, tubular chassis design, haulage & 5 tine bar pick up shipping available POA POA

Portequip feeders sheep/calf/beef – ex stock at competitive prices Sulky 3m drill combination/Rabe power harrow, Suffolk coulters – nice ................£4,250 Vaderstad RD300 super XL grain drill – trailed model with drawbar, press wheels .£6,000 Kverneland TS 4.8m tine drill, pre-emergence markers/tramline kit – good ............£6,750 Overum CX 4 furrow plough & press – excellent condition – very good metal ........... POA Manitou headstock with pallet tines – suit JCB Q fit ..............................................£1,250 Browns 2.3m grass slitter with following rake ......................................................£1,375 Excellent choice of mounted chain harrows at knockout prices


Shopsoiled Merlo toe tip buckets – special bargain prices



McHALE F5500

2022, auto greasing & oiling, 5 tine bar pick up, 520/55/22.5 tyres, brakes, bale kicker, 15 knife chopper & drop �oor POA



3m ABT Easytilth seed bed harrow – surplus on farm..............................................£850 Opico HeVa 3m mounted combi-mix, legs, hydraulic operated discs, heavy duty packer, ideal for min-till & rape seed beds, demo model available at an attractive price

2022, key features include quick �t blades, gear box drives – no belts, Pro Glide suspension system. POA

2022, superior �oatation, self adj 2022, full premium cabin, cabin cutter bar/constant cutter bar heater, fast UTV, already on ground pressure, quick �t blades, LPG, 2 years warranty gear box drives– no belts POA £19,750

2014 VALTRA N143HT

2021 VALTRA N174A

Kuhn haybob 3m – a really nice example – had very little use ...............................£1,750 2011 Kuhn 2190 round baler – variable chamber, wide pick up ...................................£11,000 New Invicta one ton tote box with lid – suit pallet forks ....................................................£775 Lely Tulip SX4000 fert spreader – straight from work............................................£2,750 Selection of good used rowcrop wheels – ring for details

5277hrs, 40K, 4 cylinder, front axle suspension, front linkage

New Kioti compact 26hp tractor – 5 year warranty, turf tyres..............................£16,750 Hayter/Toro battery & petrol engine mowers from your main dealer – bargains to be had

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842hrs, 200hp, 4 cylinder, MX front loader, front axle & cabin suspension


2019 VALTRA T174E A

4117hrs, 60K, braked front axle, air brakes, front linkage & front PTO


07483 400553 • 01768 881410

Finance available subject to terms & conditions – please enquire

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Silage bale handlers to suit Merlo/Manitou.......................................................from £350 Spalding flat lift subsoiler/disc & packer – a good bargain ....................................£4,350 New Fleming 9f/6f/5f toppers, transport boxes/ flat rolls – ex stock

2021 FARMET Fantom Pro 6.5m autoreset stubble cultivator, front paddles, 5 rows of tines, steel ring packer, 270405hp, in stock, enquire for demo

2021 BROCK Sub-V 4m 7 leg folding subsoiler, 571mm leg spacing, 700mm steel ring packer, swivelling scrapers, shearbolts, Cat 3/4 linkage, in stock

2022 FARMET Fantom 4.7m auto-reset 2019 FARMET Fantom Pro 10.5m auto-reset stubble cultivator, front paddles, 5 BROCK Campaign tine drill, 4 rows of coulters, 150mm row spacing, tungsten stubble cultivator, 200-300hp, due in rows of tines, double soil packer, 400-550hp, in stock, enquire for demo points, pre-em, Artemis control, available in 6m – 13.35m widths, see video

2017 BROCK Sub-V 4.5m 7 leg trailed subsoiler, 700mm packer

2014 KV PW 12f (8+4), auto-reset, on land, vari-width, no.28’s

2012 SIMBA 6.6m X-Press, Pro-active 2001 CASE Steiger STX 325, 6900hrs, 2015 NH T7-210 50K Power Command, 2015 HORSCH Joker RT 5m disc, double 2012 AW Lo-load 20t low-load trailer, discs, DD packer, due in 900/60 R42’s, linkage & PTO 6670hrs, front linkage, GPS ready soil packer, levelling paddles, due in front bogey, 7.5m centre deck

1998 SIMBA 6m Toptilth, levelling boards, twin packers, 4 rows of tines

2013 QUIVOGNE SCD300 3m 5 leg subsoiler bar, rear linkage, lights, due in

2018 KUHN HR 6040 R 6m, hyd boards 2011 SIMBA 4m SL Disc-Tine-Disc 2005 VADERSTAD Rapid A 600S, & packers, 460hp rating, see video cultivator, wide spaced packer, see video 8600ha, offset packer, eradicators

2015 HE-VA 3m 5 leg hyd auto-reset subsoiler, hyd steel ring packer, due in

2000 VADERSTAD Carrier 6.5m disc, cast ring packer

1992 LIEBHERR L541 14t loading shovel, 18,580hrs, front bucket

2013 KUHN HR 304 D 3m c/w optional 2014 KV/ACCORD TS Evo 6m tine Accord DA Suffolk coulter drill, due in drill, front paddles, pre-em, due in

2007 KONGSKILDE 3m Delta, 7 tines, levelling discs, crumbler, due in

TIM HOWARD 3 Leg Subsoiler, rear tooth packer, shearpin leg protection

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Valtra N143 £42,500

JCB 4220 £74,000

Massey Ferguson MF 7616 £41,500

Massey Ferguson MF 7720S £60,000

Fendt 718 Vario S4 £79,750

Valtra N174V £82,500

Massey Ferguson MF 8S.225 £115,500

Valtra N154EV £55,000

50kph, 4sp manual trans, �xed cab, air seat, suspended f/axle, pivoting f/mud guards, 12x 40kg front weights, 3 rear spools, air & hydraulic trailer brakes, Michelin tyres 14.9R38 60% tread & 18.4R38 60% tread 21052909

Power Plus, hyd pump 152L/min, LED warning, lights, radio/cd/mp3, wheels 540/65R28 30% & 650/65R38 40% Trelleborg

65kph vario gearbox, TLS f/suspension, f/PTO, f/linkage, 1 f/spool, 4 r/spools, Power Beyond, air & hyd trailer brakes, radio/CD, a/c, leather air seat, cool box, Trimble RTK through FMX screen, 540/65R34 Michelin 40% tread 21052842

E�cient, 50kph Dyna 6, MF 975 f/loader c/w 1 f/service, man locking & electronic j/stick control, f/axle/cab susp, air susp seat, a/c, bluetooth radio, 3 spools, hyd brakes, halogen lighting, BKT 420/85R28 75% & 520/85R38 75% 31052797


blue met, hi speed, auto comfort cab susp, seat Valtra Evolution, hi cap fuel tank, pump output 160L/m, 4 valve & Power Beyond, f/linkage from f/valves, top link front, a/c, autoguide submetre, 650/65R38 & 540/65R28 Trelleborgs 51047927

205L/m CCLS, hyd toplink ball end, 4800kg f/linkage Cat 3, 2 set hyd f/couplers, h/d �anged r/axle, 1500kg weight monobloc, one 250kg wheel weight each side, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42, radio/f/aux-in/bluetooth/ USB connector DAB+ with integrated micro 31049629

McHale 998 £13,500

John Deere 862 £11,750



50kph, hydrostatic transmission, radio, VF380/90R46 & VF380/90R46 Michelin 50% tread, hyd track adj, 5000L stainless tank, section control, quad nozzles, r/hitch, Norac boom levelling, autosteer 31052480

Bailey 14t POA

Massey Ferguson MF40 POA

Case CS 78 POA

31052981 All prices + VAT


Househam POA

32000 bale count

20’ power�ow auto level table constant �ow, yieldmeter & table trailer, Trelleborg tyres 800/65R32 75% & 500/60/R22 40%

5 wafer weights, �xed front axle, �xed cab, mechanical seat, radio, 2 spools, Cat 2 rear linkage, hydraulic trailer brakes, loader bracket, cable control, Goodyear tyres 13.6R24 40% tread & 16.9R34 50% tread 51052910

50kph Dyna 6, f/axle sus, pneumatic & hydraulic trailer brakes, active mech cab suspension, air seat, mp3, bluetooth, Trelleborg VF710/60R42 & 600/60R30, warranty to 03.09.22 or 4800hrs 21052773

red, front axle 4wd heavy duty hi-lock, 40kmh 21050333

Rolland Rollvan 85 £21,000



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All our Approved Used machinery comes with: Minimum 6 months warranty Trade-in opportunity Service contracts available Extensive checks carried out

CONTACT US 07798 585624

Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd Wisbech Road, Littleport, Cambs CB6 1RA


Finance options available from our in-house finance team


Consistent, continuous support

Littleport Kennett Melton


Ability to view the used machine locally All machines will be inspected and delivered

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Newlands Southfields Farm, Kimbolton Road, Bolnhurst, Bedford MK44 2EY

HeVa Combi Disc 550 cultivator

Claas Axion 820 tractor 2010, 3300hrs, 40k, tidy

2020, ex demo condition, autoreset, 3m also in stock


Claas Volto 1300T tedder 2015, good order


Claydon Terrastar 6m cultivator

1 owner, 8800hrs very tidy


Vaderstad Rexius 1020 Cambridge rolls with paddles 2010, Smart set with good rings


Kongskilde Germinator 6m cultivator

2012, one owner, very good discs & packer


Techneat GR400 12m Avadex applicator

2011, of Black Fen Farm, Immaculate, ex demo condition

2016, vgc, Honda engine


NEW Spearhead Sniper 300HD flail mower


Amazone ZA-V 2600 fertiliser spreader

new & unused, front & rear

2020, ex demo condition



NEW Marshall QM14 grain trailer new & unused, full spec, flotations


Unia Viking 8m heavy duty tine cultivator 2015, very well made, similar to Vaderstad NZ


Kongskilde Terra-X 7M discs

2016, gwo

Massey Ferguson 6465 tractor

2016, LGP tyres, tidy

Weaving 4.8m Tineseeder drill



2017, only 8000 bales from new, vgc


Dalbo Greenline Maxiroll 630 flat rolls 2022, new & unused, in stock


Marshall 2300G slurry tanker

Krone Comprima V150XC round baler

New Holland BC5070 conventional baler 2012, one owner, done very little work


NEW Bailey TB8 trailer new & unused, 2022, 8t, hydraulic door


Simba 3M X-Press with ST bar 2012, good metal

excellent condition, 2013

Krampe TWK16 grain trailer

16t, hydraulic door, flotations, greedy boards, vgc


NEW Browns 6m grass harrows with Stocks Turbo Jet seeder new & unused


Maschio SWC280 rotovator

2019, vgc, heavy duty packer


Vogel & Noot C-Plus XS950 6 furrow plough

2015, off Black Fen, immaculate, original metal like new



Bomford Falcon 5.5 hedge Vicon RV1602 round baler cutter 2008, 18k bales, gwo electric joystick controls, good



Kuhn GA4431 single rotor Twose Fransgard SV-250 rake swath conditioner with 2020, ex demo condition conveyor

Merrick Loggin 16t grain trailer


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Proforge Disrupta 3m stubble cultivator 2018, good saving on new


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NEW electro magnetic straw chopper clutch, made by Warners, never been used. R Clarke Tel 07778 172269/01884 277365 (Devon)

CLAAS Dominator 86, 1983, Mercedes engine, 2717hrs, 15’ header with reverse drive unit, straw chopper, air con, serviced every year, same owner for 37yrs, always stored inside, tip top genuine machine, reluctant sale. POA. P Mann Tel 01480 811969 (Cambridgeshire)

JWF Edmundson Contracts Round Baling & Wrapping Hedge Cutting Digger Hire/man & Digger Richard Western SF16HS Bulk Trailer Hire (Silage Sides Included) Ploughing Muck Carting/spreading Man And Tractor Hire Grassland Maintenance

KVERNELAND TS Evo 6m drill, 2013, pre emergence marker, wheel eradicators, tungsten points, hydraulic fan, good condition, some spares available. £17,500+VAT ono. S Andrews Tel 07778 014792 (Bedfordshire)

CASE 1660E Axial Flow, 1994, 18' 1030 header & trolley, a/c, excellent tyres all round, 4137 eng hrs, tidy machine, serviced & harvest ready, more pictures & working video upon request. £10,000 ono. S Dicker Tel 07789 810084 (Essex) CLAAS Vario V900 header (2012), c/w dividers, twin laser pilot & 4 wheel trolley, excellent condition, serviced & ready to go to work. £16,500+VAT. W Rose Tel 07860 373973 (Cheshire)


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PETROL compressor on wheels, c/w spraying equipment. £850. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) SINGLE phase compressor, good condition, can be seen working. £425. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)

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ZURN side knife to fit John Deere header, mechanical drive, little used. £850+VAT. S Andrews Tel 07778 014792 (Bedfordshire)

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AMAZONE Avant 6m hydraulic folding combination drill, 2014, 4610ha drilled, wedge ring packer, disc coulters, front tank c/w tyre packer, pre-emergence markers, 90% tines, Amatron 3 control box, well maintained, good condition. £35,000+VAT. S Melton Tel 07747 433014 (Norfolk)

AMAZONE Cayena 6m Tine Drill

CLARKES 3 phase compressor, average condition. £500+VAT ono. N Black Tel 07831 672888 (Essex)


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ZIEGLER hydraulic side knife. £500+VAT. N Black Tel 07831 672888 (Essex)


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DIGGERS / DOZERS / DUMPERS DIGGING bucket 3', as new. £285. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) DITCHING bucket 5', as new. £285. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) JCB 3C III, 4in1 bucket, fork lift tines, all glass, suit home build. £3,750 ono no VAT. T Barnes Tel 01353 665912 (Cambridgeshire)

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CLAAS Lexion 420, 1997, 3500hrs, c/w 20' header & trailer, good condition. £35,000+VAT ono. J Dovey Tel 07788 932069 (Dorset) 16-FOOT knife for Massey Ferguson 73455 Activa combine, 2012. £120. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire) SHELBOURNE Reynolds Type E302 E307/13 rape machine, for spares or repair. £1,750. D Leigh Tel 07876 770545 (Northants)

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NEW Holland TX66 front elevator main drive belt, genuine, as new with stickers, Part No. 84072421, today's price over £750+VAT. £400 ono. M Church Tel 07787 563743 (Norfolk)

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CLAAS Dominator 106, gwo, 17' cut, 6 straw walker, Merc 6cyl, recent new raspers, bars, drum & walker bearings, new grain pan & radiator + some belts, cut 2–300ac/yr, well maintained, good reliable, hyd unloading auger, viewing welcome. £10,000+VAT. J Rayner Tel 07811 822973 (Ceredigion)

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CLAAS side knife. £200+VAT. N Black Tel 07831 672888 (Essex)

YANMAR tracked dumper, fits through narrow gate, new tracks fitted, good running order. £3,500. N Carter Tel 07860 541644 (Essex)


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WEAVING 4.8m tine drill, 2007 model, factory refurbished by Weaving, plate has reworked drill 2015, very good clean condition, will go straight to work, c/w 31 new tines & bolts, LED road & tank lights. £10,250+VAT. D Cowton Tel 07712 005508 (County Durham) MF500 3m seed only drill, disc coulters, large hopper will take 600+kg, seed disc coulters, very good condition, tramlining kit, always barn stored. £1,000+VAT. C Sweeting Tel 07865 599906 (East Yorkshire)


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CLAAS Dominator 76, 1985 C registered, Perkins engine, 3100hrs, 12' cut, owned for last 12yrs, retirement sale, tidy for its age. £4,650+VAT ono. G Lawson Tel 07751 273382 (East Yorkshire)

JOHN Deere 1085 Hydro, 16’ header, same owner 30yrs, always stored inside, 1985, serviced every year c/w service history, 2990hrs, straw chopper, c/w further 16’ header with rape extension & side knife, good condition. £16,000+VAT ono. S Croft Tel 07890 722347 (East Yorkshire)

DRILLS JUKO 3m tine drill with tramliner & pre emergence markers, good condition. S Jones Tel 07796 001370 (Norfolk)


COMBINES & HARVESTERS (cont) SIMBA Freeflow 3m drill, used on a small acreage last year, hydraulic fan, marker discs have been replaced with tines, full working order when last used, 2 rear packer tyres ready for replacement, more photos on request. £3,300+VAT ono. S Croft Tel 07890 722347 (East Yorkshire)

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JOHN Deere 14' knife, 9 Series, plus quantity of lifters. Open to offers +VAT. S Dyball Tel 07776 007628 (Norfolk)

4-FOOT 5" unloading auger extension from New Holland CR8.80, excellent condition. £1,000+VAT. M Herring Tel 07818 092626 (Lincolnshire)

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ROLLER shutter door, 315cm x 315cm, chain pull. Offers please. M Keal Tel 07778 002918 (Lincolnshire)

WEAVING 40 auto reset sabre tines, bought new in 2021, great saving on new. £140+VAT each. A Straw Tel 07952 475676 (Lincolnshire)

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Used Machinery CLAAS Arion 610 CIS 50kph tractor, 2020 c/w 145 hp, Hexashift transmission, front linkage, front axle suspension, 4 spool valves, air brakes, cab suspension, excellent condition ............................. £65,000 NEW HOLLAND BR 7060 Crop Cutter variable round baler, 2010, c/w flotation tyres, Bale Command Plus control box ................................................................................................. £6,500 COUSINS 6m pressure harrow, hydraulic folding ............................................................................. £2,000 SPEARHEAD Q 2500 HD front & rear mower, hydraulic side shift ..................................................... £3,000 VICON RO-XXL Geospread, 3900L hopper with cover, section control & variable rate licence, 2 side steps, 2 seasons use ...................................................................................................... £13,000 GARFORD 12 row folding sugar beet hoe, 3 point linkage front mounted, new hoe blades ............... £4,250 SPEARHEAD RHD 2.25 verge mower, 2.25m cutting width, hydraulic offset, wide angle PTO ........... £4,000 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 MAJOR rotary yard brush, hydraulic driven ...................................................................................... £1,800 5TH wheel trailer bogie, hydraulic brakes, mudguards ..................................................................... £1,500 CHERRY PRODUCTS Big Bag Lifter c/w JCB brackets ..................................................................... £1,000 SUTON ELCS 80 rehandling bucket, Merlo brackets ........................................................................... £975 ALBUTT A101 rehandling bucket, 7’6” wide, Merlo brackets ............................................................... £800 VOGEL & NOOT XS 5 furrow hydraulic variwidth plough ................................................................... £4,000 VOGEL & NOOT XMS 5 furrow manual variwidth plough c/w press arm............................................ £4,500

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Pearson cattle squeeze good condition squeeze with little use, left & right operation, non slip chequer plate floor, head scoop


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


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


JOHN DEERE: T670i, W540, 9580 WTS, 2066, 2264, 2258, 2058, 1188, 1177, 1166, 1085, 1075, 1065, 985, 975, 965, 955, 952, 950, 630, 530, 8820 CLAAS: Lexion 600, 580T, 570T, 480, 460, 440, 430, 218, 118, 116, 115, 114CS, 108, 106, 105, 98, 96, 85, 76, 70 NEW HOLLAND: CR9080, CR980, TX66, TX68, TX36, TX34, TX32, TF78, TF46, TF44, TF42, 8080, 8050, 8040, 1500’s, 133 MASSEY FERGUSON: 7278, 40RS 38, 34, 31, 29, 27, 865, 760, 750, 665, 504 DEUTZ FAHR: 6090, 4090, 4080,4075, M3630, M3610, M2780, M2680, M1002 LAVERDA: 152, M120. CASE: 1660


John Deere 1177 1991, 14’ header, trolley, chopper, 23.1-26 tyres, 3267hrs, very good condition


John Deere 1470 2012, 614R header, trolley, Michelin 650/75R32 @ 90%, Michelin 440/65R24 @ 90%, 903 eng hrs, 696 drum hrs, immaculate


Deutz Fahr 5695 HTS 2009, VS670 header, trolley, chopper, chaff spreader, A/C, radio, 2713 eng hrs, 1580 drum hrs, 800/65R32 tyres, vgc


JOHN DEERE: 3800, 3420, 3415, 3200 MASSEY FERGUSON: 8295 TEREX: 250


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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

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AW 12T GRAIN-SILAGE TRAILER Very good condition £14,500



CLAAS LINER 880 RAKE We used ourselves in 2020, choice of 15 rakes. Good condition

WELGER D4006 BIG BALER 4 AP 730 balers 2 AP 630 balers 3 AP 530 balers good condition


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AMAZONE AD-P 303 Special L combination drill, good working order, all adjustable from cab with tractor control box, seed monitor + OR - rate, land wheel, can be used for all types of seed. £8,200. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)


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BENTALL Simplex PTO driven fan, barn stored, good working order. £350. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks) GRAIN augers (2) both 4”, 3 phase motors, one has two 6’6” extensions total length 28’, one has two 9’10” extensions total length 30’, both have flexi chutes for the top, various ends for bottom & one silo insert tube. £175 each. J Northen Tel 07468 894704 (Northants)


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MOORE Unidrill, 4m, tandem, hydraulic fold, Sulky seeding mechanism, tramlines & pre-emergence markers, lift rams recently repaired & new pins/ bushes fitted, box of spares, small seed kit, instructions, will go straight to work. £16,250+VAT. G Harcourt Tel 07860 729455 (Norfolk)


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MASSEY Ferguson 30 4m grain drill with trolley, average condition. £1,200+VAT. M Herring Tel 07818 092626 (Lincolnshire)

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KVERNELAND 4m TS tine drill, 2002recent new wearing metal, PTO fan, pre-emergence markers, currently on 20m tramlines, in good working order, just completed drilling spring beans, for sale due to change of policy. £8,000+VAT. D Cawthorne Tel 07715 845589 (North Yorks)

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Unfinished re-furbishment project. Brand new tyres, drilling discs, cultivation discs, coulters, following harrows etc plus bearings where needed. Re-inforcement kits fitted. All genuine parts used, Metering units stripped out but need assembling. New genuine seed hose supplied but not fitted plus other parts.

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COUSINS Oil Drill, 2014, 7 leg 14" row, leading disc, microwing legs & zoned packer, Techneat Terracast Duo seeding unit, twin hopper for seed/fert or seed/ companion crop, elec drive metering & fan, Weaving disc coulters, used 2 seasons. £15,000+VAT. W Wilson Tel 07768 471280/01666 577285 (Wiltshire)

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MF500 3m grain drill, disc coulters, large seed box holds up to 600+kg, grain only, very good working order, tramlining kit & markers, always barn stored. £1,200+VAT. C Sweeting Tel 07865 599906 (East Yorkshire)

LODDON stable, six 11' front sections, six 12' side sections, good condition. £350/section ono. B Wheaton Tel 07767 755599 (Essex)

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WEAVING 6m tine drill, 2005, in excellent all round condition, recent new hopper extension, cover & following harrow, spare set of points, coulter pipe, coulter boots, spare folding ram, good tyres, buyer collects. £10,000 ono no VAT. M Thurley Tel 07768 486842 (Norfolk)

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TRITON 3m direct drill c/w Accord seed hopper & tramliner, 2021, only drilled 150 acres from new. £23,000+VAT. R Scantlebury Tel 07850 800766 (Essex)


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01536 771246 TEAGLE 4040 straw & silage chopper, 2006, good working order, had new blades this past winter, two chutes, one is hydraulic up & down. £1,600. H Tope Tel 07807793654 (Devon)

GENERATORS CROSS-SLOT PW5-25 no till drill, ADF in good condition, serviced & ready to go to work, with lots of spare discs, coulters & other running parts; also fitted Techneat Avadex applicator & Techneat micro granular applicator, 2500L hopper, RDS. S Parrish Tel 07785 502436 (Essex)

GENERATORS: diesel & PTO, quality used & new, est 25yrs. JSP UK Ltd. Tel 01432 353050 Mob 07774 742182 (Hereford) ACCORD Optima maize drill, 6 row hydraulic folding, used last season, drilled our maize perfectly last year. E Mills Tel 07973 140003 (Northants)

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

PROTIMETER Grain Master GRN3000-S moisture meter, excellent condition, owner retiring. £250+VAT. T Krier Tel 07717 780672 (South Yorks)

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EX HIRE McCormick X7.660 Power Shift, 50kph, air con, CCLS, 800hrs, 22 reg .................. £82,250 + VAT NEW McCormick X2.55 16 x 16, 30kph transmission, ROPS, 2 spools ....................................................... POA

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Shelbourne Reynolds Mentor Rape Swather 1997, 3104hrs, 16’ header, 2 transport trailers

Gaspardo Sara Maize Drill 2008, 6 x 75cm rows, fert hopper, disc openers, 80% wearing parts

Cousins 16.4m 7 Bank Contour Rolls with breaker rings, 2016, 22” rings 90%, 1st class condition

Weaving Sub-Disc Cultivator Rape Drill 2011, 4m wide, Guttler press, simple rape seeders

New Herbst 15t Dump Trailer 2020, JD green, sprung drawbar, air/hydraulic brakes

TWB Mounted & Trailed 5 Leg Subsoilers standard or low disturbance points

Bailey 11t Grain Trailer 2014, hydraulic brakes, hardly used, immaculate condition

Spalding Flat Lift Cultivator & Press 2.8m, leading disc, 4 legs, 2 rows discs, press, superb condition

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West 2000 Gallon Dual Spreader 2020, barn stored, hardly used in demo condition, big saving on new

Krone Swadro 2000 6 Rotor Rowing Up Rake 2011, working width up to 20m, can be seen working

New Ziegler 25’ Combine Header Trailer forced steering on both axles, good for tight gateways

Ken Wootton Flat Bed Low Loader steering axle, hyd brakes, bed 25’ x 9’, very strong trailer

Kverneland RW 100 Wagon Plough 2014, 9 furrows, No28 bodies, manual vari-width, superb condition

Cousins Patriot Trailed Cultivator 2018, 4.2m, hyd fold, hyd disc height, only 155 acres use, demo condition

Quivogne Linkage Mounted Single Leg Mole Plough (Michael Moore) 2018, metal 85%, had little use

Krone Easycut Triple Mowers 2021, front F320CV, rear 8870CV conditioners, 1800 acres from new, mint condition

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab Pick-Up 2018, 3.2 diesel, automatic, half leather, 84,000 miles £18,750 + VAT

Linkage Mounted Silage Consolidator 2014, 3m wide, 3.8t, excellent condition

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

Bunded Diesel Bowser 2016, 2000L diesel, 200L AdBlue, 12 volt pumps, super condition

USED EX DEMO Muck Fork and Grab. Manitou brackets ...........................................................................£3,250 + VAT Amazone ZA-M 3001 Fert Spreader ......................................................................................................£3,995 + VAT Amazone ZA-M 3001 Fert Spreader .....................................................................................................£3,250 + VAT Kuhn Axis 40.1W Spreader ........................................................................................................................£3,750 + VAT


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2019 MF 7726S

2008 MF 6465

2019 MF 5711




4100 hrs, DTV, 50kph, Twin Beacons, Air/hydraulic brakes, Front and Cab Suspension, Isobus. £79,950.00

5426hrs, 6 Cylinder tractor, Dyna 6, 40kph, Cab suspension, 3x spools, Large mirrors,air seat. £33,500.00

1000hrs, Dyna 4, 40kph, Loader ready extra lights, Passenger Seat, Airconditioning, Eco PTO. £49,500.00

2015 MF 6615

2016 MF 5712 SL

2019 MF 7726




4528Hrs, Transmittion Dyna 4, 100 Lt pump, Cab suspension, Tyres front 440/65R38, Rear 540/65/R38 £45,950.00

2850 Hrs, Dyna 4 Efficient spec, Cab suspension, 1000 Litre Hydraulic pump, 4 Manual spool vavles. £43,500.00

1901hrs, Efficient, 50kph, Full Suspension, Front Links and PTO. POA

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269hrs, 4wd, 36 x 36 Speed Gearbox with Creep, 3 Manual Spool Valves, Full Set of Front Weights, Air conditioning, Pivoiting Front Fenders, Tidy Tractor. 10026087




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JCB 3230 FASTRAC 11 reg, c/w 5984hrs approx, 540/65 R30 tyres 50%, f/weights

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ARTS WAY 5105 GRINDER/ MIXER c/w molasses tank, filling auger & weigher

TEAGLE TOMAHAWK 505XLM 2013, straw chopper, v little use

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2014, 4018 Hrs, 220 HP Speed: 40Km/h 36m Booms


1000 500 HOURS

2012, 6023 Hrs Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 50


1500 HOURS

2013, 4468 Hrs, 385 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 50

2013, 7651 Hrs Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25

2015, 8346 Hrs, 380 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 40

2015, 6360 Hrs, 439 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 40


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2020, 522 Hrs, 160 HP Profiplus, Vario S4, Telemetry Ready

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2020, 1480 Hrs, 160 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (80%) 650/65R38 (80%)

2021, 690 Hrs, 180 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (100%) 650/65R42 (100%)

2017, 6400 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 540/60R30 (60%) 650/65R42 (50%)

2018, 3950 Hrs, 240 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (40%) 710/70R38 (40%)

2016, 5804 Hrs, 280 HP Tyres: 600/70R30 (95%) 710/70R42 (100%)


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2014, 2600 Hrs, 200 HP Tyres: 480/70R30 (40%) 620/70R42 (60%)

2015, 4250 Hrs, 190 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (50%) 650/65R38 (50%)


2017, 4128 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (50%) 650/65R42 (100%)

2018, 3173 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (65%) 650/65R42 (70%)


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2016 (66) 2.4 Warrior Manual Double Cab 86,922 Miles


2017 (66) 2.3 Tekna Manual Double Cab 86,450 Miles



£20,290.00 (NO VAT)


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335 Hrs, 105 HP Tyres: 380/85R28 460/85R38

2014, 4902 Hrs 6m Reach, 3400kg Lift

2017 (67) 2.4 LX Auto Double Cab 45,159 Miles

2017, 2732 Hrs, 175 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (40%) 650/60R38 (60%)

2014, 7200 Hrs, 120HP 4 Wheel Steer Crab Tyres: 460/70R24 (10%)

2019 (19) 3.2 Wildtrack Auto Double Cab 22,846 Miles

2020, 1532 Hrs Tyres: 540/65R30 (80%) 650/65R42 (80%)

Year: 2018, 4739 Hrs 7m Reach, 3500kg lift Tyres: 405/24 Mitas (10%)

2014 (64) 2.5 BLADE Manual Double Cab 59,932 Miles

2020, 130 Hrs, 215 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (100%) 650/65R42 (100%)

Year: 2017, 1683 Hrs 7m Reach, 4000kg lift Tyres: 500/70 R24

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2017, 4226 Hrs, 255 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (50%) 710/70R38 (60%)

Year: 2017, 4422 Hrs 7m Reach, 4200kg lift Michelin Tyres: (50%)

2020, 662 Hrs, 235 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (100%) 650/65R42 (100%)

Year: 2015, 2851 Hrs 7m Reach, 4200kg Lift 405/70-24 (40%)



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APPROX 500t of grain storage in 7 different bins, augers to load & unload, phone for details, Cockfield. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)

ASTWELL 6" mobile auger, approx 28' long, 5.5kW, 3 phase, excellent condition, stored inside, used on small farm, only 5yrs old. £1,500+VAT. T Krier Tel 07717 780672 (South Yorks)



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BRICE Baker low volume fan, 4" outlet with starter. £60 no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)

Safe – fully guarded Strong – British built design Shear bolt protection in the PTO Can be offset if required Simple to use & adjust – no spanners required Variety of sizes – 4', 5', 6' t: 01379 384444 m: 07775 764540 e:




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NEUERO corn blower, c/w exhaust cyclone. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire) 22-88190

NINETEEN A frame ducts, 4' x 10" high. £5 each no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)

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Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services

GRAIN conditioning pedestals, good condition, 20 available. POA. A Crang Tel 07932 657140 (Somerset)

KONGSKILDE TRL 55, average condition. £750+VAT. N Black Tel 07831 672888 (Essex)

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

KILWORTH Dragone flail topper, 1.15m working width, suitable for small compact tractor, very good condition. £1,000. D Brocksopp Tel 07974 669997 (Nottinghamshire)


KONGSKILDE 300T tractor powered suction blower, c/w flexible suction hose, suction head & selection of pipes, clamps & bends, purchased in 2015, had little use, good working order. £1,250 ono. M Abbatt Tel 07778 056639/07437 456335 (Gloucestershire)

VICON Andex 783 twin rake, hydraulic control, rear wheel steer, little used, vgc. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)



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TURNER No8 dresser, fan & top box, 1/8th full range sieves, average condition. POA. N Black Tel 07831 672888 (Essex)

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SWIFT-LIFT SL-E140X grain elevator inc 2.3m long thrower belt, hydraulic lift for wheels, twin electric wheel motors for side slew, 2007, overall length 14.9m, immaculate condition. £8,350+VAT. S Howard Tel 07900 631724/01777 249358 (Nottinghamshire)

ELEVEN small A frame ducts, 4' long, 7" high, small holes, may suit oilseed rape. £55 no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)



LOW volume grain fans (2), floor mounted, single phase motors. £75 each. J Northen Tel 07468 894704 (Northants)

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WILE 35 grain moisture meter £100+VAT ono. S Dyball Tel 07776 007628 (Norfolk) FIFTY-FOOT 6" belt with 5.5" cups, for a grain elevator. £130. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

50-TON grain bins (3), hopper bottom, freestanding, blowing pipes, aeration outlet, internal & external ladders, sound & dry, can be loaded onto flat bed lorry with no dismantling required, & installed with 3 stage telehandler. £500+VAT each. M Burrough Tel 07860 246156 (Somerset)

19-INCH diameter axial fan with 3 phase motor, gray grain mesh & hessian bin, good working order. POA. J Tunstall Tel 07973 308287 (Derbyshire) 6-INCH diameter trolley auger, 3 phase motor, good working order. POA. J Tunstall Tel 07973 308287 (Derbyshire) SVEA auger, 6m long by 4” in diameter, 3 phase motor, bottom drive with integral hopper, good working order. POA. J Tunstall Tel 07973 308287 (Derbyshire)

KUHN VKM 240 (2.4m) hydraulic offset/ rear roller, put through workshop, new flails/new belts end of last season, straight machine. £4,250+VAT ono. C Ward Tel 07973 135591 (West Midlands) HEAVY duty 3m folding grass harrows, never been used. £1,500 ono no VAT. I Locke Tel 07917 726385 (Essex) PZ Hay tedder, does what it says on the tin. £250. D Minns Tel 07500 149226 (Norfolk) SET of folding grass mowers. £725. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) ROTARY mower, 6'. £450. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) JOHN Deere ride on mower, 48" cut, gwo. £2,000. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)


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07748 004794 01245 442224 LARGE cyclone, in good condition. POA. A Crang Tel 07932 657140 (Somerset)

SCAG diesel zero turn mower, 61” Advantage deck, only done 600hrs. £4,500 no VAT. A Soames Tel 07970 505050 (Bedfordshire)

CONCEPT 3m mower, fair condition. £1,200+VAT ono. B Wheaton Tel 07767 755599 (Essex)

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2021 Case IH Puma 240 CVX, clock 750, AFS complete, 2 mid mounts, 5 elect rear remotes. £POA Contact CM

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2013 New Holland CR9080. 1,600 Engine , 1,300 Rotor , 30ft Varifeed Header. £105,000 Contact PS

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2016 New Holland T7.210 , clock 6100, Power Command, Sidewinder package, front lkg. £47,900 Contact PC

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2018 Case IH Puma 150, clock 1970, T4B, semi Power Shift, 1 mid-mount, 4 rear mech val. £65,000 Contact SC

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Krone 1290 baler, tandem axle, very good condition. £65,000 Contact AT

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2020 New Holland T7.260, clock 503, engine 220, Power Shift, hyd mid mount, 4 r/rem. £92,000 Contact CD

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2021 Case IH Puma 240 CVX clock 397, 4 speed PTO, 2 mid mounts, 4 elec rear remotes. £POA Contact CM

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2008 Kuhn Multimaster 4+1 plough, auto reset, 80% wearing metal. £8,500 Contact BL

01302 759969

2014 AMAZONE PANTERA 4502 36m boom, GPS 11 section control, full autosteer, autolube, high flow, Cat 4 cab filtration, 520L pump, 1 previous owner, 5600 eng hrs, fully dealer serviced, c/w warranty, exc cond

£96,000 + VAT

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2017 New Holland T4.55, 2wd, full dealer service history, very good condition. £19,900 Contact CD

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2016 Manitou MLT 840-137 PS Elite, front hitch, trailer braking, new tyres, aircon. £55,500 Contact AH

£40,000 + VAT

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2016 John Deere 6130R, clock 4400, electric loader joystick, guidance ready, power quad. £POA Contact ML

Use the codes to contact our sales representatives about each machine: PC Paul Churches 07702 724308 SC Stuart Crook 07831 249489 CD Colin Davies 07860 401211 AH Alex Hodgets 07966 268527 RL Ryan Lanfear 07769 248602 ML Marley Lawrence 07483 037710 BL Ben Linton 07495 114479 CM Chris Martin 07919 044389 PS Paul Simpson 07779 132551 AS Andy Symes 07920 028599 AT Andy Taylor 07831 255811

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EX DEMO KRONE VARIPACK V165 XC PLUS round baler, ISOBUS, DS500 control box, 600/50 R22.5 tyres, LED worklights

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2018 New Holland T7.190 Classic Range Command, clock 2178, 50kph, tyres 90%. £64,000 Contact BL

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2017 Case IH Maxxum 150, clock 4550, hyd trailer brakes, 113L pump, 3 mech remotes. £POA 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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EX DEMO AMAZONE CIRRUS 6003-2C drill, twin tank ISOBUS, Green drill, twin disc, Comfort Pack with twin terminal, wheel track mark eradicator, available to demo

£89,000 + VAT

EX DEMONSTRATOR KRONE BIG X780 forage harvester, varistream, stream control, additive system, grass header, 14 row, spout extension, HD lined, rear base weight, autosteer ready




EX DEMO KRONE EASYCUT B950 COLLECT rear butterfly mowers, 9.5m working width (with f/mower), hyd swath curtain & r/frame lifting, merger augers, parking stands

EX DEMO AMAZONE CAYRON 200 6 furrow variwidth plough with hydraulic front furrow

2013 AMAZONE EDX 6000-2C 8 ROW MAIZE DRILL, bulk fertiliser auger, marker arms ready to go to work

£36,000 + VAT


£18,000 + VAT


2018 McHALE PROGLIDE R3100 rear mower POA 2018 McHALE PROGLIDE F3100 front pull mower POA 2005 AMAZONE AD-P 402 PROFI drill with 2010 KE4000 Super power harrow £11,500 + VAT 2013 KUHN GA 4321 single rotor rake £4,500 + VAT 2014 F-STOLL GXS 3205 plain mower £5,250 + VAT 2008 SULKY X36 fertiliser spreader £2,500 + VAT 2015 AMAZONE ZA-M 3001 PROFIS HYDRO Fertiliser Spreader Amatron 3. OM 24-36 discs £5,000 + VAT TOUCHEL 0030 PLUS TRACTOR mounted road sweeper £5,000 + VAT 2014 KRONE EASYCUT F320 CV front mower £8,250 + VAT 2011 EASYCUT 32 CV float front mower £7,500 + VAT 2010 20M LANDQUIP MOUNTED SPRAYER and front tank POA 2011 AMAZONE ZA-M 3001 CONTROL £3,500 + VAT 2009 CHAFER ROGATOR 5000, 36M BOOMS POA

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JOHN DEERE 6155R 2017, 4689hrs, Autoquad 50kph, 650/65R42 - 540/65R30, front & cab suspension, Autotrac ready, 3SCVs Stk No 41065767 POA

JOHN DEERE 6195R 2020, 2576hrs, Autoquad Plus 50kph, 650/85R38 - 600/65R30, front & cab suspension, Autotrac ready, 3SCVs Stk No 21055206 POA

W JOHN DEERE 7230R 2014, 4897hrs, IVT 50kph, 650/85R38 - 420/85R34, front & cab suspension, 4SCVs, rear pick up hitch Stk No 21055469


Stk No 31066989


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A JOHN DEERE 7430 2010, 7807hrs, Autopower 40kph, 710/70R38 - 600/65R28, 4 manual SCVs, front linkage & PTO, twin beacons, passenger seat Stk No 21062350




JOHN DEERE 6155M 2020, 933hrs, Autoquad Plus LHR 20/20, 40kph, 600/65R38 - 480/65R28, front & cab suspension, 3SVCs

JOHN DEERE 6155M 2020, 1677hrs, Autoquad Pus LHR 20/20, 40kph, 600/65R38 - 480/65R28, front & cab suspension, 3SVCs

VADERSTAD RDA800J 2019, iPad control, 2 cameras, Biodrill c/w slug pellet/Avadex plates, Kevlat reinforced tyres, wing support wheels, system disc

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Stk No 61067311

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M KVERNELAND 9542 4.2m mounted single rotor rake

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C ROMER 01438 861257 Robert Vigus 07712 556389

C JCB 4220 2018, 2438hrs, Vario 60kph, 600/70R30, 4 electric SCVs, front & cab suspension, front linkage



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JOHN DEERE 6155M 2020, 721hrs, Autoquad Plus LHR 20/20, 40kph, 600/65R38 - 480/65R28, front & cab suspension, 3SVCs

CASE FARMALL 115C 2016, 3300hrs, 24 speed transmission, 480/70R34 - 380/70R24, 3SCVs, rear pick up hitch, front linkage

M AULDEN 01525 405848 Gary Buckle 07712 556387


JOHN DEERE 5105GF 2017, 3994hrs, 24F/12R Hi-Lo transmission, 380/70R28 – 280/70R20, air con cab, 3SVCs

S SUMO TMIX6DP 6M MIXIDISC 2019, Dymand packer, hydraulic adjust paddle boards & depth control, wheel eradicators, rear drawbar with 3 rear spools



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NEW HOLLAND T6.180D 2017, 4250hrs, 50kph, 650/65R38 - 540/65R28, front linkage & SCV, 4 electric spools, cab & front suspension, LED lights, turnable fenders, front linkage

W WEAVING 6M MOUNTED DRILL 2005, tine coulters, following harrow, bout markers & pre-emergence markers

JOHN DEERE 5105GF 2017, 2635hrs, 24F/12R Hi-Lo transmission, 380/70R28 – 280/70R20, air con cab, 3SVCs







W JOHN DEERE 854 2012, 34,000 bales, 2.2m pickup, 500/50R17 wheels, cover edge, castor wheels, bale track monitor, bale ramp & compressor roller Stk No 11064289



A KVERNELAND 3232MN 2017, mower conditioner, plastic finger conditioner & spreader vanes

Stk No 21064861

A CTON R AYLEIGH D UNMOW W ORLINGWORTH A RDLEIGH 01787 374100 01268 783311 01371 875751 01728 628325 01206 230283 Paul Coffey Tim Thornton Tim Thornton Tom Mason Mark Debenham 07766 225174 07557 922965 07557 922965 07957 844986 07710 148420


I VYCHURCH 01233 225775 Harry Durrant 07860 507763

W MASSEY FERGUSON 6490 2011, 5859hrs, Dyna6 50kph, 540/85R42 - 420/85R30, 3SCVs, hydraulic trailer brakes, twin beacons, passenger seat, rear pick up hitch Stk No 21067263


S TOCKBURY F RAMFIELD 01795 843250 01825 891111 Harry Durrant Harry Durrant 07860 507763 07860 507763

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RLEY, A B , T A E H W RAW T S E P A R & OAT WANTED ALL STRAW for in the swath 2 Harvest 202

£17 From

Per Bale

120x90 (4x3) 6 stringer

SAME DAY PAYMENT All bales carted to an agreed stack site on farm

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2019, IDEAL 8 800/70R38 & 620/70R26 Wheels, 1500L Fuel Tank, 9.15M Folding Unloader, chop to drop, 30kph, TaskDoc Pro Mapping, Trimble Autoguide, Telemetry, 30ft Superflow header with 2 x side knives. 810 Hours Chris Smith: 07774 296 382

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

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Max Pinney: 07795 128281

Ref: 21015791


Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

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

2.2M Pick up, Drop Floor, 60,000 Bales. Excellent condition

David Franks: 07815 824354


Ref: 71006073

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

Ref: 21015193

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SIMBA 5.5M UNIPRESS Levelling Board and DD Rings, Very Good Condition Throughout (2011)

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2017, FT939 Used Fendt 939 Tractor C/w Comfort Front linkage, Evo Seat, 1000Kg wheel weights, Profi Plus Version, Front PTO, IF650/65R34 & 710/75R42 5638 Hours



2015, MT775E Debris Deflectors, 30” Extreme Belts, Weight Frame + 22 front weights, 8 x Idler Weights. 5927 Hours

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

2018, JCB 4220 C/w Front Linkage, 1 Front Spool, 5 Rear Spools, Field Pro Pack, 600/70R30 Very Good Condition 4854 Hours

Ref: 41017492

Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

Ref: 11017002

2018, FT724 Fendt 724 Profi Plus Tractor C/w Comfort Front & Rear Linkage, 152L Pump, Front Spool, 4 x Rear Spools, Pneumatic cab suspension, Balance of Warranty to 4000 hours or 30.04.2023 whichever soonest 2551 Hours


2017, MF8737 DVT EX Used MF8737 Exclusive Spec Tractor, C/w 50kph Dyna VT Transmission, Air & Hydraulic Brakes, Hydraulic Top Link, Topcon Guidance Wheel Weights, 800/70R38 & 600/70R30 Tyres. 3600 Hours Andrew Walker: 07827 773605


2016, MF7720 D6 EF Used MF7720 Dyna 6 Efficient Tractor C/w 50 Kph transmission, Front Linkage, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 2200 Hours

2018, JUWEL 8 5+1V Used Lemken Juwel 8 5+1 Vari width plough Good Condition

Marcus Bourne: 07774 296390

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John Deere 6130M All prices + VAT


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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

2016, 3300hrs, 4wd 40k Powerquad Plus, c/w TLS & cab suspension, air con, 2SCVs, 600/65R38 & 540/65R24 Stockton


John Deere 6155R

2017, 4951hrs, 50k Autoquad c/w a/c, air brakes, PUH, d/bar, top link, cab & f/susp, 4ESCVs, Autotrac ready (no activation) SF3000 receiver, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 Michelins Stockton £62,500

John Deere 6130M

John Deere 6155M

John Deere 6195M

Kramer KL5085 wheeled loader

2017, 3655hrs, 40k Autoquad Plus c/w TLS & cab suspension, 3SCVs, 600/65R38 & 540/65R24 tyres, JD 643R Darrington £55,000

2017, 3209hrs, 40k Powerquad c/w TLS & cab suspension, 650/65R38 & 540/65R28 tyres, 3SCVs Keighley £59,950

2019, 1739hrs, 40k Command Quad c/w TLS & cab 2016, 5031hrs, 30k, c/w 375/70/R20 tyres suspension, 3SCVs, front linkage, front PTO, 650/75R38 & 600/65R28 tyres, tool box, hook, drawbar Darrington £86,950 Ripon


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John Deere T670 Level Land combine

2009, 3 speed, c/w chaff spreader, chopper, 540/65R30 & 800/65R32 tyres, JD 630R 30’ header, 2382 engine/1712 cutting hrs Brigg £79,500

John Deere 7480i forage harvester

2013, Pro Drive c/w 540/65R30 & 800/65R32 tyres & JD 630C grass pick up, 4391 engine hrs, 2869 cutting hrs Ripon £72,500

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POSCH Splitmaster 30t log splitter, done very little work, all in very good condition. stored indoors. £6,750 no VAT. a soames Tel 07970 505050 (Bedfordshire) BOMFORD Turner B468 hedge cutter, cable control, good working order. POA. K Hughes Tel 07803 032318 (Nottinghamshire)

PZ 200 HAYBOB all in good working order, checked over & ready to go. £450 ono. F Holohan, 07496 734212 Norfolk


LELY 3.2 mower conditioner, 2015 excellent, less than 400 acres, new blades, ready to go, stored inside. £5,250+VAT. R Lane Tel 07831 615912 (Cambridgeshire)

8-FOOT flat roll, water filled, any questions please call. £550 ono. N Atkins Tel 07956 167510 (Leicestershire)


Sweeper Collector British designed & built Very low running & maintenance costs 1.8m wide with large easy discharge hopper PTO driven – low HP requirements 3pt linkage with 4 independent rubber wheels Rejuvenates grass, removing dead & loose material

KUHN VKM 280 topper, 2006, 2.8m, excellent condition. £3,950+VAT. C Waller Tel 07721 880132 (Lincolnshire)


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WESTWOOD spiked aerator with scarifier, 32" wide, adjustable wheels for transporting, water drums for ballast for spike depth into lawns or paddocks, pull with ride on mower or quad bike, etc. £120 no VAT. M Markham Tel 07850 863374 (Nottinghamshire)

TWOSE 3m rotary topper, good condition. £1,000. T Wisson Burton Tel 07549 664260 (Cambridgeshire)

BOMFORD Triwing 6000 6m batwing topper, 2008, 3 blades per rotor, 3 rotors, air filled tyres, lights, hydraulic fold, good condition, light use only, only done 200ha in last 8yrs, barn stored, ideal for cutting large areas quickly. £8,000+VAT ono. T Excell Tel 07793 894708 (Suffolk)

MASCHIO Barbi 1.6m flail mower, hydraulic sideshift headstock, flails all good, only done minimal light topping jobs, kept clean & dry stored, greased & oiled regularly, one careful owner, 2016 build but was purchased new 2017. £2,400 ovno. M Whitehouse Tel 07805 276753 (Worcestershire)

SHELBOURNE Reynolds hedgecutter parts, unused front hood, roller 6”, skids, bump stop extension, used but good pivot tube, new rubber flaps, head parts, head clamp all for HD head, I also have some Claas Arion & McConnel parts available. POA. D Newman Tel 07973 450117 (Wiltshire)

JTE JOHN Deere 1360 mower conditioner with hydraulic grouper, swivel hitch gearbox, clean tidy condition, stored inside, low acreage, off our farm. £4,000+VAT. A Simpson Tel 01738 840111 (Perth & Kinross)




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PADDOCK grass topper, twin blade 3pt linkage, works fine but requires new belt, tinwork a little holed as per photo, but this does not affect the mower or how it works, average cond, viewing welcome Swanton Morton. £449. P Grout Tel 07879 885136 (Norfolk)

BOMFORD Scimitar 3m topper. £750. T Wisson Burton Tel 07549 664260 (Cambridgeshire)

WESSEX 1.8m roller mower, ideal for sports grounds & grass paddock-type maintenance. £1,785. G Simpson Tel 07711 508200 (South Yorks) KRONE KW 5.54 tedder, c/w 4 rotors each with 7 arms, 5.4m working width, hyd fold & headland steer, switchover valve removed so works off same spool, bought second hand 5yrs ago, fair condition, stored undercover. Text please. £950+VAT. Old Hall Farm Tel 07506 624870 (Rutland)

CABE 2002 heavy duty flail/pulveriser 6' mower, hydraulic sideshift, good working order, no longer required, average condition, pick up Tonbridge. £1,450. N Wickens Tel 07796 211086/07454 175762 (Kent)

JOHN Deere 2500 Greens mower, 2003, c/w grass collection boxes. £1,975+VAT. G Askew Tel 07884 265202 (Essex) LELY Hayzip twin rotor tedder/rake 3m, good condition, always stored under cover, solid tyres, never any punctures. £600+VAT. C Sweeting Tel 07865 599906 (East Yorkshire) WEAVING PZ 300 Haybob tedder/rake, 3m, vgc, always barn stored, sale due to buying 4 rotor tedder. £1,400+VAT. C Sweeting Tel 07865 599906 (East Yorkshire)

THREE-GANG cylinder mower, tows behind tractor, good working order, not used anymore, buyer collects, cash on collection. £500. G Ulley Tel 07798 872221 (South Yorks) VICON Acrobat, little used, stored under cover, good condition. £350+VAT. B Garner Tel 07860 172871/01953 860930 (Norfolk)

TAARUP topper. £600. P Gear Tel 01438 860666 (Hertfordshire) TWOSE 10’ flat roll, good condition. £1,500+VAT. C Waller Tel 07721 880132 (Lincolnshire)

2012 Lely Splendimo Classic 205 disc mower

TEAGLE 510 offset topper, done very little work. £1,225. D Leigh Tel 07876 770545 (Northants)

HILHAM flat roll, 3m, concrete filled, c/w scraper bar, good condition. £1,250+VAT. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)


PROTECH PB2000 sawblade, 2m cut (2x1m cut blades) can tackle big material, c/w 2 extra sharpened & set blades (sent away), have brackets to fit Shelbourne or McConnel arms (at extra cost), I’ve had this from new & well looked after. £4,850+VAT. D Newman Tel 07973 450117 (Wiltshire) BOMFORD hedge trimmer, 3pt linkage, cable controls, 1.3m head. £4,525. D Leigh Tel 07876 770545 (Northants) SAWBENCH diesel engine. Contact for more details. T Barnes Tel 01353 665912 (Cambridgeshire)



SPEARHEAD Trident 4000 topper, 4m cutting width, 2018, very good condition. POA. T Catton Tel 07976 648004 (Hertfordshire)

£2,500 +VAT ono

vgc, 1 owner from new, fully checked over & ready to go.

F Holohan 07496 734212 Norfolk

ISEKI SRA 950 F rough cut 4wd mower, very stable for slopes (inclinometer fitted), Kawasaki 24hp engine, diff lock, will tackle very high vegetation with ease, just under 500hrs, owner/driver from new. £5,950+VAT. D Newman Tel 07973 450117 (Wiltshire)

KUBOTA F2000 diesel rear wheel steer ride on mower, 4’ cutting bed. Any questions please ask. £2,500. N Atkins Tel 07956 167510 (Leicestershire)

FARMI 12” PTO wood chipper, recently refurbished, on A frame, very good machine. £4,250. N Carter Tel 07860 541644 (Essex)

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COUNTAX C600H, 42'' cut, 16hp V twin, low hrs, very good paint, f/w new drive clutch for deck, always dry stored. £650 ono. J Cargill Tel 07754 793725 (Essex) LELY Hayzip 3m tedder/rower, twin rotor, good condition, barn stored, solid tyres, never any punctures. £600+VAT. C Sweeting Tel 07865 599906 (East Yorkshire)

IRRILAND galvanised irrigation reel, 2011, 530m, pipe has just been reversed. Call for more details. £9,500. G Harrold Tel 07836 573641 (Norfolk) TRACTOR mounted farrow pump. M Dales Tel 07836 541127/01790 752306 (Lincolnshire)

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W&M Agricultural Engineering Oswestry • Shropshire • SY10 7JU

TYM T455 HST (hydro) ROPS tractor industrial tyres, 4wd, front loader tines & bucket

Yanmar diesel 1000cc (24hp), 60kph, full homologation, 907kg tow/450kg cargo cap, full spec cab, p/steering

NEW Protech P220s front mounted post driver

Concept flail toppers

various widths, front/rear mounted or just rear, hyd side shift, heavy duty flails & rear roller, extra wear skids

300kg weight, any loader or telehandler brackets inc, options – hyd tilt, rock spike

SIP DISC 260 plain mower

2.6m plain mower, wear skids, 6 discs, 12 blades 3yrs warranty




POA 2019, quick release blades, excellent condition

Prices from £3,500


POA 2018, 240kg weight, telescopic arm & leg, 120 deg slew

Kuhn GMD280 plain mower





in stock, rear door mounted

Concept PK300 power harrow

quick rel tines, 200hp rated, lrg packer roller 3m, 12 rotor 29cm blades, 250mm packer (400mm/16”), lev bar, 540/1000PTO twin speed roller, levelling bar, 130hp rated g/box, 2yrs warranty, 0% finance on 50% RRP 2yrs warranty, 0% finance on 50% RRP

Protech P200S post driver

NEW Storth Farmer Plus 7.5m dribble bar

2016, slurry door, 23.1-26 tyres, greedy boards

Concept SK300 h/d 3m power harrow

supplied with pipes and brackets

Twose 6m folding Cambridge rolls

Harry West 10t rear discharge spreader

excellent condition, fully serviced

Welger AP63 conventional baler


2018 NC full spec 14t silage trailer

2022 model, full spec

IN STOCK Albutt F450, F352, F410, F301 bale handling equipment

2017, stone guard, 6t under stored ramps, sprung drawbar, LED lights, good condition


NC Engineering 14t i Series silage trailer

JPM multi purpose 14t dump trailer

hyd brakes, 2.5/80-15.3 BKT tyres, lights


16t capacity, sprung drawbar, full commercial brakes, load sensing, front hay ladder, mini super singles, 2019 build

2008 Fleming 6t drop side trailer


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NC 32’ flat trailer

2018, 2860hrs, air con, boom suspension, pick up hitch & trailer brakes, boom lights, LED work lights, air seat, new 405/70-R24 Mitas tyres, Loler ticket, 100hrs warranty, new 7’6” bucket 1.5cu/m, backplate Albutt pallet tines, excellent condition


c/w trailer & topper, 2018 (unregd), 50hp Perkins engine, 600hrs, 4wd, 1.5t lift cap, full air con cab, tractor as new with warranty

Merlo TF 33.7 115



TYM 503 Cab tractor


hydrostatic drive, 60” grass deck, turf tyres, 540 PTO, 3 point linkage, rear hyd spools, 3yrs warranty


POA NEW TYM 255 compact tractor

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SIP 685/6HS

6.8m, 6 rotor 6 arms per rotor, hook tines, hyd steering headland kit, lights & marker boards 3yrs warranty • 2 years 0%

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Mettron Weighbridges Made in the UK


Strimech Pro Ag


FROM £1,650+VAT

IN STOCK! THE ORIGINAL AND BEST! Trakjak – Grain Buckets – IN STOCK THE safest way to change your tractor’s wheel

Holaras Tiger Silage Scraper

Holaras Stego Pro Silage Packer

FOR BETTER CLAMP FACES! 2–10m, all bracket types available!

IN STOCK READY FOR GRASS! hyd/ s-shift, extra weight

Holaras Stego-Pro 285

Cousins Combination Harrow

Covenbrook Manual Bag Lifters

IN STOCK hyd adj also available! JCB Q-fit, more brackets available

Caterpillar D4 U 1951 dozer, elec donkey eng start

Caterpillar D4 U 1959 ag crawler donkey eng start

Takeuchi TB250 2013 6518hrs new tracks

Bobcat E80 2011 3572hrs

ATV dump trailer

23hp Honda engine, h/duty flails, breaker bar, cutter bar, 1.5m wide

Teagle Titan 17 - As New

Graham Edwards GET14 W Tri

2021, full spec, g/door, air/hyd brakes, in cab Gate, int light, sp wheel,hurdle controls, 650 tyres. Why wait 12 months? carriers, f/vent Dtag IN STOCK!

Staines Dump Trailer

Staines Low Loader POA


2021 build, air brakes, hyd t/gate, as 26’ beaver tail, air brakes, as new new condition IN STOCK! Ring for full spec & prices!

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Caterpillar D2 J model crawler with rear tool bar


Caterpillar D4D 44H 1976 ag crawler 3 point linkage & drawbar

Chapman ATV DT-100 Dump Trailer Chapman FM150 Pro Flail Mower


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

Other lengths available to order, JCB Q-Fit brackets others available! Rubber wear strip standard


Caterpillar 951C LGP Traxcavator 1978 90% good u/c

4M £2,615+VAT


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3M £2,225+VAT



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

Ideal for pulling-down! 8m full flexicoil f/& rear, spare set packers, used 3 times

hydraulic side shift, c/w weights to discuss options and to arrange your site visit



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Any size or capacity All makes and models serviced & repaired Spares, conversion kits available for any weighbridge Software systems / remote driver terminals available Free advice on upgrades / repairs / calibrations

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COWS in-calf, due 7/22 onwards, cows with calves at foot, heifers from 8mths up to incalf heifers for sale due to downsizing, High Health herd monitored yearly, no Johnes, IBR or Lepto, Gold Status BVD, excellent feet, reared on forage diet. POA. D Sadler Tel 07896 673613 (Powys)


EASYCARE sheep, 100+, mostly 2021 born, approximately 30 born in 2020, wool shedding & no shedding or fly problems. I Owen Tel 07788 585309 (Isle of Anglesey)

WATER meters (2). M Dales Tel 07836 541127/01790 752306 (Lincolnshire) PIPE trailer c/w 100 pipes, 80 x 4" & 20 x 3". M Dales Tel 07836 541127/01790 752306 (Lincolnshire) WRIGHT Rain T66B irrigation reels with guns (2). M Dales Tel 07836 541127/01790 752306 (Lincolnshire) ASSORTED irrigation equipment – Bauer Rainstar 85-350 reel, Bauer 100-420 reel, irrigation pump (10,000hrs) regularly serviced, quantity of Wright Rain and Farrow pipes. Please call for details. Open to sensible offers. R Capon Tel 07774 241899 (Bedfordshire) FOUR metres of irrigation pipe with 5" alloy male & female connectors. Offers. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)

LAND/PROPERTY LAND required, suitable for cattle grazing, in the West Suffolk/East Cambs area. J Musk Tel 01638 724831 (Suffolk) LOOKING to purchase grazing, arable, agricultural land, up to 10 acres considered, Lincolnshire, cash buyer. If you have anything available please message. W Harvey Tel 07903 040121 (Lincolnshire)


LIMOUSIN breeding heifers, 15–16mnths old, TB4, BVD tested, quiet & well bred, good genetics. £1,450 each. D Eaton Tel 07712 436504 (Bedfordshire) GLOUCESTERSHIRE Old Spot X Duroc breeding boars and gilts. Store pigs also available. J Sowter Tel 07561 637615 (Derbyshire)

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

01664 562971 PEDIGREE Aberdeen Angus bulls from a High Health herd monitored yearly, no Johnes, Lepto or IBR, we have a 15mth, 19mth, 24mth & a 3yr 8mth old, the 2 older bulls are proven, all easy calving, excellent bloodlines, feet & natured. POA. D Sadler Tel 07896 673613 (Powys)

PEDIGREE registered poll Hereford bulls, High Health status herd (Biobest), clear herd TB test April 2022. www. C Winfieldale Tel 07724 743611/01827 373293 (Derbyshire)

THREE purebred Charolais bulls, Hi herd health, IBR, Lepto, BVD, Johns Free, TB4, fertility tested, sire was a great bull, still going strong, brother sold last year & farmer pleased with him & calves, good bulls for heifers. M Stannard Tel 07801 510608 (Kent)

YEARLING Highland bull for sale, his name is Dundee & is keen to have his own females, ideal for conservation grazing project, lovely character, 4yr TB zone. POA. I Peat Tel 07831 145448 (East Yorkshire) MEAT-STRAIN day old & growing goslings. R Keen Tel 07889 018105/01306 621500 (Surrey)

HIGH health status bulls available fromthe Park Wall herd, Johnes Level 1, BVD Accredited, IBR & BVD vaccinated, various bloodlines to suit commercial or pedigree herd. J Musk Tel 01638 724831 (Suffolk)

LAYING hens, just over 1yr old, still have plenty of eggs left to give. £2/hen. J Rice Tel 07759 650475/01449 710103 (Suffolk)


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LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT MAGNIFICENT Angus pedigree homebred bull, DOB 20th April 2021, 12mths old, great pedigree lines, can be seen on pedigree certificate, registered with the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society, good strong bull, from a TB4 area, viewing welcome. £1,500. D Gilligan Tel 07762 020576 (Essex) SELECTION of Aberdeen Angus & Aberdeen Angus X stores, steers & heifers, heifers ideal suckler replacements, ready to turn out for grass. We are reducing our number of cattle due to health reasons. POA. D Sadler Tel 07896 673613 (Powys)


Insulated twin skin Increased yield Flip up plastic fender

FEED bin, 5t, good condition, a bit of rust on the top. £200+VAT. G Catling Tel 07748 827519/01728 728303 (Suffolk)


01353 862 044 PEDIGREE Lincoln Red bull, 5yrs old, good temperament. £1,800. A Rose Tel 01945 440230/07890 305120 (Lincolnshire)

EDLINGTON 6m tractor mounted weedwiper, brand new never been on tractor, for sale due to change in farm policy, great saving on retail price. £2,950. J Anderson Tel 07944 735787 (Cambridgeshire)

CALF creep feeder, good condition. £725. R Craggs Tel 07805 642359 (North Yorks) PEDIGREE Hereford bull, DOB 09/10/17, clear of Lepto, BVD, IBR & Johnes, quiet nature, good worker & sound on feet, easy Calving. £2200. B Walker Tel 07743 135395 (Norfolk)

BULK FEEDERS UK 22t & 14t centre discharge

BANTAM breeds of chickens, both Call & Indian Runner ducks, perfect breeds for garden poultry keeping, supplying hatching eggs through day old chicks, off heat birds at 6 weeks & point of lay, all birds are unsexed unless stated otherwise. From £8. Cluck & Duck Poultry Tel 07506 749238 (East Sussex)

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY

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ORGANIC point of lay hens, fully vaccinated & ready to lay, good strong hens, capable of laying 320+ eggs/yr, 400 available, discount given if large quantity purchased, delivery available at extra cost for larger quantities. £15 each. A Owen Tel 07919 030018 (Powys)


WRIGHT Rain reel, complete but not working. Offers. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)

WELSH weaner pigs, 6–8 weeks ready to go. £40. D Gough Tel 07484 286224 (North Yorks)


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HK Pregnancy tester for cows, complete, in working order. L Birt Tel 07729 357080 (Kent)

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)

FIVE Poll Dorset ewe hoggets by Sandy Lane rams, twelve months, homebred from long-established flock. £140. C Hart Tel 07940 623938 (West Sussex)

TRACTOR mounted 7' sweeper brush with good bristles. £650+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)

SHEEP hay rack, IAE, 4' long, 4 wheels, excellent condition. £200. Newson Tel 07814 663268 (Suffolk)

FIFTY-EGG hatchery, to include 8'x4' approx pent roof one piece shed, windows one end, shed does not come apart, 12mth Brinsea Ovation 56 egg incubator with auto egg turning used once, Comfort WP-60 heating plate for 50 to 55 chicks, unused. £900. T Winstanley Tel 07868 210268 (Lancashire)

CUT flower bunching & packing line, 30' variable speed belt with foam grips, foliage stripper, rotary trimmer & two bunch tying machines. Was working fine when last used 5yrs ago. £2,500+VAT. P Congreve Tel 07767 882543 (Lincolnshire)

MATERIALS HANDLERS JCB mini carriage weld on brackets, 2 sets, were used on JCB 525-50. R Keen Tel 07889 018105/01306 621500 (Surrey)

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2014 Kuhn FC883D 8.8m butterfly mowers 2012 Lely Welger RP415 round baler c/w conditioners, in ver good condition, hn ront o nted ower conditioner also availa le

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

SMC TL-90E LIGHTING TOWER 2016, 148 recorded hours, 4 LED lights, 9m hydraulic mast, one 230 volt socket, one 110 volt socket, Perkins engine, fast tow £3,500

VOLVO ECR50D MIDI EXCAVATOR 2018, 1905hrs, hammer lines, twin speed tracking, blade, orange & green beacon, new tracks, hydraulic quick hitch, 3 buckets £32,950

LWC 2T TIPPING TRAILER new LWC PP2, 8’ x 4’, drop sides, rear tailgate, sides & tailgate removable, single axle, jockey stand, designed & built in Britain £2,750

GROUNDHOG GP360 TOWABLE ANTI VANDAL WELFARE UNIT 6 people, canteen area, sink, lights, heaters, kettle, microwave, plug sockets, hot & cold water, toilet & washroom, drying room, built in 6KVA diesel generator £9,500

JCB 8055 RTS MIDI EXCAVATOR 2014, 2682hrs, hammer lines, twin speed tracking, blade, auto idle, r/view cam, keypad, orange beacon, Geith hyd quick hitch, 95% tracks £23,750

SUTON CH230 CONTRACTOR SWEEPER TEREX TV800 TWIN VIBRATING DRUM ROLLER AUTO-LOCK 1250L SKIP new, h/d, 2.3m wide, hyd driven, rev linkage for 2013, 747hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, beacon, new, in stock, high quality & compliant to r/& f/mounting, sweeps straight/angles offset left water, Kubota engine British Standards & right, h/d castor wheels, galv finish £3,600 £7,750


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2018 John Deere 7310R Ultimate Auto Com arm 50k, TLS, cab Autotrac ready with activation, 5 x escv, air brakes, f/link, outer wheel wgts, EICV joystick, Trelleborg 710/75R42 - 600/65R34, 4196hrs, 6000hr Powergard wrnty or 6th Jan 2024 £117,500


2020 John Deere 6155R Auto Com arm 50k, TLS, cab susp, 3 x scv, climate control, air seat, passenger seat, Autotrac ready, 10” display, air brakes, Michelin 650/65R42 - 540/65R30, 2504hrs £89,500


2021 John Deere 6155M Autoquad 40k, TLS, 3 x scv, air seat, passenger seat, turnable fenders, roof hatch with glass, ultimate light package, Mitas 580/70R38 480/70R28, 230hrs £75,500


2019 Massey Ferguson 5710 12x12 gearbox, LHR, 2 x scv, air seat, passenger seat, wheel wgts, air brakes, air con, FL3717X, euro headstock, 3rd service, 16.9R34 - 14.9R24, 1138hrs0 £43,000


2004 New Holland TM190 Power Com 50k, front & cab susp, 4 x scv, air seat, BKT 710/70R38 600/65R28, 7650hrs £26,500



2017 John Deere 331 mower conditioner




2017 Bomford Hawk Evo 6.0 Protrim 1.30m head, roller, T flails, EPPIII joystick control



2019 Lynx Streamline-D 4M hyd fold front mounted press, rigid leading tines, DD rings (L40DDLBRTF)

2011 Dalbo 1230 Compact Rolls 55cm breaker rings, road lights




2015 Kverneland NG-S101 F35 6M power harrow, hyd clod board, packer roller, oil cooler £17,250


2013 Kverneland Accord TS Evo 4000 Tine Drill track eradicators, markers, harrow, EGS control £14,750

2016 New Holland T7.230 Power Com 40k, f & cab susp, 4 x scv, air con, premium air seat, passenger seat, firestone 580/70R42 - 480/70R30, 2927hrs £59,500




2018 Bomford Elite 225 offset mower, rear roller left hand cut

2019 Valtra T174 Active Powershift 50k, front & cab suspe, 4 x scv, air brakes, air seat, passenger seat, air con, f/ linkage, BKT 650/65R38 540/65R28, 3608hrs £69,500


2018 John Deere 131 front mounted mower conditioner £10,750



2020 John Deere T560I folding auger, leather trim, lateral tilt, 2630 display & SF6000 receiver with activation, 625R header, trolley, 473/276hrs £175,000


2004 Simba 4.6M Double Press leading tines, DD rings


2019 Vaderstad TPV12 Tempo FH220 f/hopper, radar speed monitoring, Gateway control system, E-Control, iPad, bout marker, elevated air intake, spring loaded press wheel, 2571 hectares £62,000


2013 Dal-Bo 2.60M Double Row Cast Ring Press 80cm rings, plough arms

2018 Cousins 27’ Sidewinder 22” rings, road lights £4,750



Holbeach Tel: 01406 540 261 Holbeach St. John, Lincolnshire PE12 8SQ

KL Kings Lynn Tel: 01553 617 666 Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE34 3EU

S Swineshead Tel: 01205 822 440 Station Road, Swineshead, Lincolnshire PE20 3PN


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Old Leake Tel: 01205 804 544 Wainfleet Road, Old Leake, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 9HT

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2020 Agrifrac Condor V

Reynolds Motors Cromer • Norfolk


BEET CLEANERS – CHOICE OF CTM & TODD with picking tables etc Topper, Double Multisep, Terratrac, 1050 tyres


5000 litre, 36/24 boom, 25cm nozzles, 2800 hours

2017 Standen T2


2017 Agrifrac Condor IV

BEET HOES CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW HYD FOLD Standen • Househam • FMA • Kongskilde FRANSGARD RV 300 HAY TURNER Samasz drum mower TERRADISC CULTIVATORS 3 & 4M Dutch & combination harrows – 3 to 6m BOMFORD 8M VIBROFLEX HYDRAULIC FOLD Plough presses – Cousins, Lemken & KV for large ploughs FLAT LIFTS – SUBSOILERS 2 TO 5 LEG Reco hydraulic bag crane for fert spreader 8T RICHARD WESTERN DUMP TRAILER 33’ flat straw trailer with 5th wheel dolly

Double Omega, Powered discs, Water kit, Windrow kit, Easy pic picking off table


5000 litre, 36/24 boom, HTA (airtec), 4500 hours

2018 Grimme GB430

14T FLAT TRAILER 30FT STEEL FLOOR ON S/S single axle 6t dump trailer on S/S tyres


14T ALLOY LORRY CONVERSION – ROLL SHEET choice of 5th wheel dollys 14T WOOTTON HYD TAIL GATE SPRUNG D/BAR gull 8T tandem axle dump trailer. In need of repair to floor

2013 Miedema MS2000L

14T LARRINGTON HYD TAIL GATE – SPRUNG D/BAR stainless steel water/fert bowsers 50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift – choice of 2

WANTED s/beet drills cleaners & trailing 32” rows in 2 x 72” beds, XL flow board, Powder applicator, Air brakes


Choice of 2011 to 2013 machines, Good condition

tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row



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

Supplying quality tractors and machinery since 1969

Massey Ferguson 7718S Dyna 6 50kph, Mar 2020, only 1848hrs, full susp, a/brakes, f/wt block, 650/540 tyres, 180/210hp £66,000

John Deere 6120R AQ Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna VT Massey Ferguson 7718S Dyna VT Exclusive 40kph, May 2017 (17), only 4131hrs, TLS & cab susp, 3 elec 50kph, Dec 2017 (67), only 3905hrs, full susp, f/linkage, 225/280hp, 50kph, Jul 2019 (19), only 2816hrs, full susp, f/linkage, c/w 2020 Quicke Q8M, some outfit IN SHORTLY spools, 600/540 tyres, c/w Q46 loader £56,950 a/brakes, 650/540s, 180/200hp £65,950

Krone MX370GL forage wagon 2020, only 203hrs (310 loads), a/susp, a/brakes, auto sharpening, 800 tyres, as new £66,750

Bobcat TL3060 Agristar Sept 2020 (70), only 1264hrs, boom susp, air con, PUH, 3000kg/5.9m £46,950

Valtra G135 Active Comfort Apr 2021 (21), only 380hrs, full susp, f/linkage & PTO, 600/480 tyres, ext wty, as new £63,750

Krone Comprima CV150XC combi wrapper 2010, only 31986 bales, variable chamber, tandem axle, very smart machine IN SHORTLY

Vicon Andex 904 Hydro 2019, done very little work from new, farmer’s machine, full spec £15,450

Kuhn GA9531 rake 2014, 8.4–9.3m width, elec height adj, individual rotor control, rear steer, tidy rake £12.250

John Deere 960 hi speed round baler 2013, 37425 bales (368hrs), variable chamber, drop floor, 500 tyres, lovely baler £15,950

Bryce Suma Profi Supreme Basher 2011, 500kg hammer, rock spike, Adapt-a-cap, tool box, very nice £7,750

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BEET HARVESTERS TIM & THYREGOD 2–3 ROW Beet buckets – choice of standard & toe tip

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KIDD side discharge muck spreader sprockets. £60+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)


SLURRY tanker, new vacuum pump fitted, gwo. £3,250. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)

AGRICULTURAL & DOMESTIC PEST CONTROL Rodenticide Suppliers Grain Monitoring Commercial/Domestic Weed Control Mouse and Rat Control Pre Harvest Grain Store Insecticide Treatment

ALBUTT bucket, 1.4cu/m, Q fit brackets, hardly any wear. A Bradbury Tel 07980 824886 (Derbyshire)


Cambs • Lincs • Norfolk • Northants

LANDIA PTO driven long shafted slurry pump, 3m from PTO to pit floor, 540rpm, 5" dia, 2009, not used with sand, annual service by Landia, powerful with good lifting capability, all parts still available, stored & unused since mid 2019. £1,800 ono. M Abbatt Tel 07778 056639/07437 456335 (Gloucestershire)


STOCKISTS FOR ECE & BUNNING SPARES APPROXIMATELY 250L of methanol, 1 full & unopened drum & one about 1/4 full, in two 200L steel drums, used for making biodiesel, no longer required, on pallet, can load this end, text and I will call you back. £1/L or £250 the lot. Old Hall Farm Tel 07506 624870 (Rutland)


e: t: 01493 733211 07880 552295 34-88551


KRAMER 312 small loading shovel, rear wheel steer, 4x4, 1988 machine, 6600hrs c/w muck fork, bucket, re-advertised due to time waster. D Leigh Tel 07876 770545 (Northants)




Tel: 01280 705202 Fax: 01280 704163 Email:

Broadwater Machinery Ltd

K54Z Range is built for yearround demanding rotating tasks

K54 – Europe’s best selling agri box rotator for any handler


01787 248049


K80 forward tippler gentle & quick box tipping very adaptable & easy to operate


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Hydramex Limited

JCB 540-70 Ag spec, 2005, good condition, 12000 eng hrs, regularly serviced, very tidy & reliable, genuine machine for sale due to change in farming policy. £22,500+VAT ono. A Jones Tel 07980 668649 (Cornwall)

KVERNELAND LB85 160 5 furrow plough (4+1), No8 bodies, good metal. £3,900+VAT. T Edwards Tel 07776 250111 (Suffolk)



COVENTRY Climax rough terrain forklift, 1986, 100hp, 2.5t lift, 4wd, sideshift, road registered, covered approximately 6000hrs, good working order, no longer required. £375. N Wickens Tel 07796 211086 (Kent)

KVERNELAND L3 3 furrow reversible plough, good used condition, new boards, plus some new spare parts. £2,800 ono. J Maendel Tel 07957 640470 (East Sussex)

HEAD ROTATINGFA IN THE IELD POTATO chitting trays (40). POA. R Andrews Tel 01223 207300 (Hertfordshire)

MIXIT lagoon slurry stirrer c/w auger, 6m, 120–160hp, HL2 impeller, 2500 Walterscheid PTO shaft c/w shearbolt, 75mm drive tube, all parts in good condition, 6yrs old, little used since mid 2019. £1,100 ono. M Abbatt Tel 07778 056639/07437 456335 (Gloucestershire)

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


KVERNELAND hydraulic furrow press arm for LO 85-300-9 on land/in furrow plough. Sensible offers. S Howard Tel 07900 631724/01777 249358 (Nottinghamshire)

Marian Teodorczyk

Potato • Onion • Carrot • Parsnip Red Beet • Veg handling equipment Graders (both screen & lift roller) hopper cleaners/graders, brushes, box & big bag fillers/tippers, etc Field equipment Vegetable transplanters, drills, top lifters, toppers, hook tine cultivators Grimme DL/GZ/GT/SE harvesters


MANITOU MLT 634-120, 2012, powershift, 4800hrs, fully serviced, good tyres, JSM joystick control. £34,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

• one 1.2m grab • one bale spike • one 1.8m & one 1.5 bucket All on Euro 8 brackets

NC slurry mixer/pump/loader, PTO driven, c/w top fill pipe. £500+VAT. A Simpson Tel 01738 840111 (Perth & Kinross)


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Payment prior to collection • Any condition considered SANDERSON 7-25 Teleporter, 1982, 7800hrs, forks, bulk bucket, tyres 50%, good condition for age. £7,995 no VAT. T Howard Tel 07850 942644 (Essex)

NEWMAN electric motor, single phase, 2hp, 240volts, 1.5kw. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

TEAGLE Titan 10 dung spreader, 2016, floor chain feed, new rear sprockets fitted in last month, wide angle PTO, fair condition. POA. N Reed Tel 07713 073578 (Devon)

Call Lukasz on

DOWDESWELL 140 MA 5+1 furrow plough, good condition, 2004. W Hitchcock Tel 07903 248519 (Suffolk)

07512 821421 or visit our website

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2018 Fendt 828 S4 Profi Plus, 8331hrs




2019 Case Optum 300, 3165hrs, 300hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, continuously variable, guidance ready, power beyond, 4 speed PTO, hydraulic toplink, front tyres 650/60x34 50% Michelin, rear tyres 900/60x42 65% Michelin ........................................................................£93,000

2010 New Holland T6090, 7405hrs, 50kph, cab suspension, front linkage, power command, front tyres 540/65x30 30%, rear tyres 650/65x42 50 ........................................................................£32,000

Kuhn Mergers


2018 Valtra T254V, 7211hrs, 255hp, 57kph high speed, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, air seat, front linkage, full power shift, touch screen, fridge, hydraulic top link, 2 hydraulic front services, full RTK, front tyres 600/65x28 35% Trelleborg, rear tyres 650/75x38 50% Trelleborg .......................£59,500

2013 JCB JS130, 9171hrs, serial number JCBJS13EP02133667 with quicke hitch, check valves, 30% undercarriage ................................£23,000

2015 Mercedes Benz Unimog U218, 15724 miles, 8000hrs, 180hp, 90kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, air conditioning, front tyres 335/80x20 40% Continental, rear tyres 335/80x20 60% Continental ..............£50,000

1 x New Holland T5040 engine – new complete in box 1 x Factory Re-Con TM155 Range Command gearbox – still in box ...........................................................£5,500


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

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2013 Claas 940 C Matic, 9918hrs


2006 Valtra A95 with Quicke 45 Loader



2018 Massey Ferguson 7718 Dyna VT complete with loader


2019 New Holland T6.180

2018 Valtra T254V, 7211hrs

4 x Case Magnum 380 engines – complete in box




2010 New Holland T6090, 7405hrs

Quadtrak 450 Cummings short motor

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



2017 Massey Ferguson 7720 Dyna 6 with Chilton Loader, 5987hrs

1 x New Holland TSA 110 short motors – new in box

2 x New Holland TD5 complete engine


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2017 Massey Ferguson 7720 Dyna 6 with Chilton loader, 5987hrs, front linkage and PTO .........................£52,000

NEW FORD 4610 & 4630 short motors – genuine Ford engines Part No: 84227819.........................£1,750 each



2015 Massey Ferguson 7718 Dyna 6, 6939hrs, 180hp, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, 1 front service, 4 spool valves, front tyres 14.9x28 30%, rear tyres 18.4x38 50% Firestone, very tidy a credit to the driver.............................................£39,000

ENGINES: NEW CNH engines to fit Tier 3, Maxxum 115 & TSA 115, Case Puma, plus New Holland T6 & T7

2 x New Holland FX Forage complete engine


2012 Massey Ferguson 6480, 7995hrs, 160hp, 40 kph, cab suspension, front linkage, no front suspension, front tyres 480/65x28 30% Michelin, rear tyres 600/65x38 40% Michelin....................................................£28,500


2013 Claas 940 C Matic, 9918hrs, 380hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage, continuously variable, guidance, immaculate, front tyres 650/75x30 10% Michelin, rear tyres 710/85x38 20% Michelin re advertised due to Bulgarian timewaster ..............................................POA






2014 Fendt 826 Profi Plus, 12793hrs, 260hp, 65kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage and PTO, continuously variable, hydraulic top link, 6 rear spools, I front hydraulic service, front tyres 600/70x30 40% Michelin, rear tyres 650/85x38 50% Michelin, this tractor is immaculate, have had tractors with 5000hrs on that weren’t as nice ................£52,000

2015 Massey Ferguson 7718 Dyna 6, 6939hrs, very tidy credit to driver

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

2006 Valtra A95 ccomplete with Quicke 45 loader, 6138hrs, wheels rusty, front tyres 420/70x24 30%, rear tyres 520/70x34 50%................................................£16,000


2018 Fendt 828 S4 Profi Plus, 8331hrs, 280hp, 65kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage and PTO, continuously variable, 6 rear spool valves, 1 front valve, rear camera, full RTK guidance, front tyres 600/70x30 30% Michelin, rear tyres 650/85x38 25%................................................£77,500


2016 Fendt 724 S4 Profi Plus, 8444hrs, 240hp, 50kph, air brakes, front axle suspension, cab suspension, front linkage and PTO, continuously variable, front tyres 540x65x42 35% Michelin, rear tyres 650/65 x30 50% Trelleborg .........................................................£63,500


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2014 Fendt 826 Prof Plus, 2012 Massey Ferguson 12793hrs, have had tractors with 6480, 5000hrs on that weren’t that nice 7995hrs

2013 JCB JS130, 9171hrs


2016 Fendt 724 S4 Profi Plus, 8444 hrs

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£9 3, 00 0 2019 Case Optum 300, 3165hrs

2015 Mercedes Benz Unimog U218, 15724 Miles, 8000hrs

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Tel: 01580 291271 • Mob: 07836 723944 •

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OLIVERS Luton Tel: 01582 727111

OLIVERS Petworth Tel: 01798 343660

CLAAS QUADRANT 5300 FC £120,000 2021, only 6000 bales, 120x90, a/brakes, full width p/feed pick up auger, 620/50/R22 tyres, K80 ball hitch, steering axle, moisture sensor, weighing tailgate, hyd bale ejector, hyd ramp, hyd knotter blowers, LED w/lights, load sensing


Over 100 machines listed at OLIVERS Reading Tel: 01189 723741

CLAAS LINER 3100 £11,995 2012, twin rotor rake, Claas Communicator control box, manual height adjustment, 8.7m - 10m raking width, 1.5m - 2.6m swath width, 14 tine arms per rotor, Profix tine arms, 6 wheel under carriage, road lights

OLIVERS Tingewick Tel: 01280 848494

OLIVERS Winchester Tel: 01962 774590

CLAAS LINER 3600 HH £34,950 2018, 620/40 R22.5 tyres, Claas operator terminal, hydraulic brakes, hydraulic height adjustment, can be Isobus controlled, load sensing line, 10 to 12.5m working width, 4 rotor rake, new curtain

KRONE 1400 SWADRO £26,500 2015, manual height adjust rotor, 500/50-17 tyres, Krone Delta control box, 4 wheel under carriage, lights, 13.5m raking width, 4 rotors, smart machine in very good condition

CLAAS VOLTO 1300T £16,985 CLAAS VOLTO 1100 £9,950 CLAAS VOLTO 770 £5,980 2016, hydraulic headland lift, hydraulic curtain, 10 rotor, 2014, 10m wide tedder, 10 rotors, hydraulic headland lift, 2013, 6 rotor tedder, hydraulic folding, working width max spread hydraulic headland skirt 7.7 m, first used 2014, park stand, teds out 3x 10’/3m mower swath

CLAAS DISCO 3050 C PLUS £5,980 2012, 3m mtd disc mower conditioner, 7 disc with 2 blades per disc, P-cut cutterbar, safety link protection system, 1000rpm PTO, steel V tine conditioner, spring suspension, c/w bolt on skids

CLAAS 3200FC £9,950 REITER RESPIRO R3 PROFI £13,950 KUHN BP 28 £5,490 WESSEX SD ROTARY TOPPER 8 £1,295 2017, mowers, front mower conditioner, 3.00m working 2017, 3m merger, front mounted, sprung suspension, front 2020, hydraulic lateral offset, rear roller, hammer flails, 6 2006, rear wheels & side skids, PTO drive, linkage width, steel tine conditioner, wear skids, quick fit blades, markers & lights, roller crop press, excellent condition spline PTO shaft yoke, 1,000 rpm PTO mounted, triple rotor, heavy duty pasture topper active float suspension, lights & markers, A frame

LARRINGTON 16T GRAIN £16,950 2015, 16t tipping trailer, hyd brakes, air brakes & LSV, 550 flotation tyres, commercial axles, sprung axles, sprung drawbar, ladder, hydraulic tailgate & wind up grain chute, roll over sheet, front window, LED beacon, grain only

HORSCH SPRINTER SW8 £52,985 McCONNEL SHAKAERATOR £4,750 2013, approx 14000ha, 8m, bout markers, pre-ems, 8000SW seed cart, 7 legs, toothed packer, shaker works ok, very tidy machine, twin hopper, side walkway, Firestone 620/75R30 steering seed wagon 3.5m working width tyres, grain & fert, twin dist towers, half width shutoff, r/lights & markers, Horsch Duett coulters, folg hrw, cleated tyres, interm harrow, a/brakes

COUSINS V-FORM £15,950 2020,7 leg, hydraulic folding, front depth wheels - steel, razor ring packer, new wearing metal will be fitted, rear lights, excellent condition, approx 200 acres

GRANGE MACHINERY GM 6M LDT £31,750 2020, low disturbance toolbar, hydraulic auto reset legs, clevis hitch (HD CAT 3), hydraulic front cutting discs, free flow return extension, ISOBUS extension cable, automatic wing folding, 7 pin socket, 6m

SIMBA UNIPRESS 4.2M £7,350 DOWDESWELL POWER HARROW £2,985 2007, 13 x ProActive tines, hydraulic levelling board, 1990, 4m power harrow, rear packer roller, HD frame, single rear DD press roller, tyres 400/60-15.5 50%, rear straight machine, hinged side deflectors road lights & markers, 4.2m working width, hydraulic folding

COUSINS CONTOUR £5,990 2004, 26” smooth rings 50%+, bearings all good, 12.5/80-15.3 wheels, 50% good, frame very good, wing braces reinforced (pro), rams & pipes good, stored inside, very tidy, 7.3m working width

Other Equipment KUHN AXIS 30.1 QUANTRON-E 2008, electric shutoff, headland limiter, wide fill hopper extension, forward speed related spreading, electric shutoff, 24m spreading vanes ........................................................................................£3,295 KRM L2 TREND PLUS 2011, 2050L, folding hopper cover, hopper screens, E2 & E6 vanes (20-24m), manual trend shift, hydraulic shut-off, mud flaps & road lights ............................................................................................£3,390 MAJOR EQUIPMENT 2670 ALPINE 2011, MEC 9000 pump, 6” fill port rear left, hydraulic rear gate, splash plate, twin sight gauges, 800/60 R32 tyres, road lights, available Sept 22 ........................................................................£8,950 CASE IH MXU125 2004, 40kph, 125hp, 6910hrs, BKT 480/65R28 fronts, BKT 600/65R38 rears 75%, 2 spools, front weights, air con, trailer brake PUH, paint faded .............................................................................................£25,950


JOHN DEERE 8400T 1999, 30kph, 255hp, 10685hrs, tracks 25” fronts & rears 20%, 4 spools, tracks, f/weights, GPS steering, a/c, trailer brake, a/brakes, elec hyd, 16spd p/shift trans, been on a NFU ext warranty til now, trans done, final drives done ........ POA VADERSTAD RAPID A600S 2010, 6m, 2010, system disc 70-90%, levelling board metal ok, coulter discs 90% (100ha), r/ harrows 90% (100ha), scrapers new last year - 90%, pre-ems 80%, bout markers straight & good ............ POA RICHARD WESTERN SF18HS PLUS 2021, 18t grain trailer, roll over sheet, mudguards, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute, r/worklights, LED roadlights, 560/60R22.5 BKT ride max, air & hydraulic brakes, arched front window full width, LED flashing beacon, RW yellow ................................................................................................................£23,950

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Mark Weatherhead TRACTORS & TELEHANDLERS MF 230 low hrs – p/steering

Case 7088 Axial Flow combine 24’ vario header, 2300hrs, 1700 drum, straw chopper, chaff spreader, tidy combine

2001 Y reg, 3600hrs, 3200 rotor hrs, 20’ 1030 header, straw chopper, yield meter, used ourselves last harvest



Massey Ferguson 7626

Massey Ferguson 6480

50k Dyna 6, 2014, 4500hrs, 1 owner, air brakes, f/link, full susp, rear wheel wts, datatronic, ISOBUS, 620R 42 rears 50% 480R30 fronts 50%, imm tractor throughout

Dyna 6 50k. 2010, 6700hrs, datatronic, full susp, 80% tyres 520’s & 420’s, 4 spools, stunning tractor


Case Puma 165

Massey Ferguson 7718S

2009, 40k 18 speed Powershift, genuine 2400hrs from new, f/linkage, full susp, stunning tractor. Available May 22

20 registration, 2080hrs, 50k Dyna 6, air brakes, f/linkage, full susp


2015 65 registration, 2000 genuine hours, f/linkage, 3 spools, very tidy tractor

MF 6480 Dyna 6 (2010) – 2900hrs, tidy MF 6480 Dyna 6 (2010) 2900hrs, tidy

Claas Variant 365 Roto Cut 2009, 22000 bales, very tidy baler

MF 6499 (2005) – 237hp MF 698T 2wd & power loader MF 7276 Dyna 6 (2013) – tidy Case 895L & loader 4850hrs (1993) 4wd Caterpillar 407 Ag telehandler (2009) – tidy Hyster 3t fork truck c/w grain bucket Various forks & grapples

MF 7280 AL (2012) low hrs

HARVESTING MF 7278 AL combine (2006) – 24’ PF, v tidy MF 7280 AL combine (2012) – 22’ PF, v tidy MF 30 – 14’ FF – v tidy MF 40 RS – 20’ PF – v tidy Shelbourne pick up to suit MF40 RS


£42,000 John Deere 5115m

MF 6290 – 6622hrs, v tidy

Case 2388 Axial Flow combine



MF 5612 (2015) – 125hp 300hrs

Vicon RV2160 round baler, v tidy Krone 1270 Big baler (2012) 44389 bales MF 7278AL combine (2006) 24’ PF

New Holland 940 square baler Krone 1400 (2013) 4 rotor rake Claas 2.5m mtd mower

£34,950 Tel: 01757 807007 M: 07901 520908


Claas Liner 3100 twin rotor rake 10m Kv Taarup 4232 3.2 trailed mower

East Farm, Mill lane, Ellerton, York, YO42 4PA Email:

OTHER EQUIPMENT Dowdeswell DP7F, 7f v tidy MF 30 – 14’ FF, v tidy

KV LD85 5f & 4f Flat Lift Force – 2 leg HD buster Spalding – 3 leg combination Knight Raven – 3 leg combination Vicon PO-EDW weightcell, vgo

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Vicon RO-EDW extension hopper


Welger AP530 conventional baler ......................................................................................... £3,250 Spalding 3 leg flatlift................................................................................................................ £2,850 Claas liner 350S rake ............................................................................................................... £1,995 Kuhn FC283 mower/con 2004 ............................................................................................... £4,200 Spearhead 460 batwing topper.............................................................................................. Due in McConnel PA93 Hi-Power h/cutter ........................................................................................ £2,150 MF6265 c/w loader................................................................................................................... Due in KRM Bogballe spreader 2009 .................................................................................................... POA Dowdeswell DP100S 3+1+1 plough ..................................................................................... £1,850 McHale 998 bale wrapper 2007 65k bales ready to work ................................................ £12,995 Claas Liner 3000 4 rotor rake elec controls tidy machine .................................................. £9,450 Major MT20HR flail c/w collector 2010 immaculate............................................................ £2,250 Dowdeswell DP7E 5+1 UCN plough good metal no weld ................................................ £1,995 Amazone KG3000 3m power harrow, 2015 immaculate .................................................... £7,500 Kuhn HR3002 3m power harrow, 1995 packer hardly touched ......................................... £2,500 Galucho RDA 660 trailed press c/w Vaderstad 2 row tine kit ............................................. £4,950 SAM 24m self propelled sprayer 1995 L reg 5 cyl Deutz engine ...................................... £4,250 McConnel PA6400 hedgecutter big old girl will do a job .................................................. £6,750 New Holland 60-86S vineyard tractor, rare thing................................................................. £7,995 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 Various trailers in stock................................................................................................................ POA Ryetec 420 4.2m hedger 2003 cable control ....................................................................... £3,450 He-Va folding 5 leg subsoiler very HD hyd breakback ....................................................... £8,250 TH Engineering 5 leg flat lift vgc............................................................................................ £3,450 Malone 6’ pasture toppers new in stock & ready to go ............................................. £1,175 each New pallet carriages .......................................................................................................... from £450 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 Amazone Centaur 3001 3m cultivator .................................................................................. £4,995 Maschio Aquilo 5m power harrows 2013/2015 .......................................................from £10,950 Dieci Agri Star 37.7 handler 2014 immaculate .................................................................. £27,750 Kubota GR1600 ride on mowers, choice .............................................................................. £3,650 Shelbourne Reynolds 760T hedge trimmer 2015 ............................................................... Due in Maschio DM3000 2008 power harrow ................................................................................ £3,850 Perkins 6.354 powered irrigation pumps, choice of 8 ............................................................ POA Warwick 14t trailers, choice of 4 ............................................................................................... POA

Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader extension hopper Cousins 9.3m Sidewinder rolls Vicon RV2160 round baler, v tidy

Cousins 6.2m hyd rolls Richard Western 12t dump trailer Major 1600g vacuum tanker Hi Spec 2000g vacuum tanker Shelbourne 3 & 6m folding grassland harrow Spearhead 2.8m flail mower Bagram 2.8m flail mower 80” mounted rotovator

Hi Spec 2000g vacuum tanker

450 & 600 workshop heaters

HEDGECUTTERS Fella TFS 60 tidy Major 2.8 front & rear flail mower

VEHICLES Discovery Sport HSE TD4 – 2016 – black Isuzu Yukon – 2017 – black Cousins 6.2m hyd rolls

Isuzu Yukon – 2016 – silver

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MF 240 c/w Mill loader – p/steering

07885 202005 01954 210355 Hardwick, Cambridge

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Ref 6854 Swift Lift Euro 140 13m x 600mm on slewing platform, 3 phase




LEMKEN Terradisc point, fronts, side deflectors. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

Tractor & Combine Controls

07824 600667

Material Handler Joysticks & SLI's



KS 75-2 2008 potato tops pulveriser, c/w cross conveyor £2,500 ono GL-32B potato planter, 1999 £2,750 ono Rota Power star separator, 2007, offers with or without new stars on first 2 rows Offers Downs Huskey potato grader, 1996, c/w canopy, vgc £7,500 ono

Grain & Precision Drills Mowers & Foragers

8th & 9th June 2022

Tel: 01789 731365

NEW IN: MF 4445 CLAAS ARION 640•MF 575 4WD, 595, 698, 699, 1080, 1200, 2645, 2725, 3060, 3070, 3080, 3630, 3680, 3095, 4370, 6140, 6180, 6480, 6615, 7495 & 8120 FENDT 716, 933•VALMET 6400

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Swift Lift Extendo elevator 600mm wide chevron belt, on slewing platform with “safedown” end descender

Pellcroft Engineering Ltd Coningsby, Lincs

01526 342466

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Ref 6900 Swift Lift Euro 140X elevator 13m x 600mm wide chevron belt. 3 phase


Air-Conditioning Free no Refrigeration obl igation Technologies quotes with competitive Limited pri ces

Industrial Refrigeration Solutions Refrigeration Cold Storage Domestic and Commercial Air Conditioning Installation 24 Hour Breakdown

01284 630895


01353 740666

QUALITY FLAILS To suit most flail mowers and hedge cutters at competitive prices

IRRIGATION help required, capable person required to move irrigation reels & booms with diesel pumps, tractor & farm vehicle provided, experience essential, immediate star t, good rate of pay for right person, Suffolk/Norfolk border. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)

Tel: 01427 718561 Fax: 01427 718016


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Perkins 1004/1004.4T

Short Engines


for agricultural & industrial applications

with oil pump, top & bottom gasket sets & rear & front seals

Also flail mowers for tractors and excavators from 15 to 200HP

Berthoud • Househam Chafer • Agrifac and most other makes Hypro • Teejet • Lechler Altek • RDS • Dual Pumps Enduramaxx • Stocks Fan Jet


Contacts: Robert Webb: 07860 801322 Anthony Williams: 07711 947189 Phil Ramsey: 07934 799628 Andy Gemmill: 07802 336880

01279 812727

KELLANDS Agribuggy 280, 24m, 64 plate, 3000hrs, excellent condition, one driver from new, 2 sets of wheels, aluminium boom, serviced regularly by Severn Agriculture, c/w optional Kuhn spreader on demount frame plumbed into cab. £75,000+VAT. S Andrews Tel 07778 014792 (Bedfordshire)

(Flails direct is a division of Engineering and Hire Ltd)

For engine builds AA, AB, AC, AG, AH, AK, AM Genuine & Aftermarket Perkins blocks & parts available

Agri spec pictured


Stand 306

UK agents for The Sack Filling & Robot Palletising Company weighing and stitching equipment, and Visser & Symach palletisers



Ref 6903 B&W E Series Conveyor 15m x 800mm chevron belt, with 3 phase electric hydraulic drive



Ref 6722 Rebuilt Flat Belt Picking Table 2.7m x 900mm on a raised platform c/w rejects conveyor



RICHARD HOYLAND, W YORKS 01924 252129 or 07710 153603


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HOT & cold pressure washer, as new. £1,250. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)

Sprayer Specialist in the Eastern & Southern Counties New and used sprayers and parts stocked for:

David King Electronics

BLACKBURN NEW Bomford/MF chisel plough low draft points, quantity 30. £5.00 each. J Northen Tel 07468 894704 (Northants)

Sprayer Specialists in the Eastern & Southern Counties Crop & Amenity Sprayer Specialist

Diet Feeder Weighing Systems

Ex farm prices + VAT

AELS Bearings 01777 860224


Sprayers & Fertiliser Spreaders

Duxford - SG8 7NT

AELS Bearings offer an excellent service with over 30 years’ experience in Agricultural & Plant Engineering Bearings and Power Transmission Products


Balers & Wrappers

07775 741720

Tong Dry Brusher 1.8m x 600mm with 3 phase fixed speed



OEM quality at Aftermarket prices



City & Guilds of London Institute Certificates of Competence 25 years experience with Eastern Bloc machinery Skandinavian agricultural/forestry products and West German engineering based machinery Tractor starting fault repairs Repairs of Same tractors Competitive labour rates subject to customer acceptance of company working policy


Prinsen PPM60 Palletiser compact, self-contained capable of up to 9.5tph average at 25kg

Tel: 028 9127 5913


RABE RKE power harrow parts, gears & shafts, etc. P Bidwell Tel 07810 206989 (Essex)


Ref Palletiser

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New Tong Midi Easyfill range of both new & used Easyfill box fillers available. Call for more details

Blue Bridge Engineering Ltd

Ref Midi Easyfill






01489 896 626

EINBOCK hoe side tins, brand new, cost over £1000 at today's prices. Best offer will secure. K Reeve Tel 07768 632810 (Norfolk)

CASE SP2500 24m sprayer, 1999, 2500L, 6300hrs, 3 sets of wheels (12.4R32 , 14.9-R24 , 700/40/22.5), c/w rinse tank, foam marker, rear camera, CD/radio, air con, Delta 3 rate controller, boom lights, storage lockers. £17,000+VAT. J Rice Tel 07759 650475 (Suffolk)

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JCB 542-70

JCB 526-56 Agri Plus

JCB 542-70 Super Agri Xtra

2021 1700hrs 40kph 145hp Q fit headstock

JCB TM 320S 2019 1300hrs as new condition choice of headstock PUH ready

JCB TM 320S 2015 5000hrs 40kph SRS choice of headstock

JCB TM 320S 2018 6400hrs pick up hitch ready choice of headstock

JCB 536-60 Agri Plus


John Deere 6195R

John Deere 6320

Claas 970

Claas 900

Claas 520

Claas 3500 Liner

New JPM 20t dump trailer

JPM low loaders/dump trailers

New and used folding forks

Abbey 2500 gallon

2020 700hrs full spec choice of headstock

JCB 560-80 Super Agri

2018 air conditioning air seat PUH choice of headstock

2017 497 new type header Call for more

2018 2500hrs choice of headstock

2018 3600hrs pick up hitch ready choice of headstock

2018 50kph 2900hrs Autopower GPS ready lots of extras

2003 4x4 600hp also available whole crop header & maize

whole crop headers choice of call for more information

219hrs 150hp LED lights choice of 2 machines

2002 4600hrs 40kph Powerquad

very nice condition


full spec choice of colour call for more

all sizes Call for more

14/16 foot Call for more

commercial axles air oil brakes rear steer as new condition

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JCB 435S 2018 1300hrs 50kph full spec

Andy Mellor Ltd • Edderton • Forden • Welshpool • Powys • SY21 8RZ

07976 702858 • 01938 580640


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New 2022 model MF 2270 XD balers

in stock at our premises

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CAT TH62AG TELEHANDLER 1997, 6289hrs


THWAITES 9T DUMPER 2015, 2401hrs, 6T also available


SPEARHEAD MULTICUT 460 batwing topper

for hire


CASE 2188 COMBINE HARVESTER 1997, 2500hrs, 2000 rotor hrs, 20’ header, library picture DUE



LINDE H35 EVO 3.5T DIESEL FORKLIFT 2014, 3920hrs


MASSEY FERGUSON DM306 TL-KC CLAAS VOLTO 870 mower conditioner, hay tedder, 2018 £8,500 2013



New Kuhn GMD 280

VICON ANDEX 1505 15m rake, 2017, Isobus control

A • Abbotsley 01767 677316

New 6215C Loader Optional

JOHN DEERE 6930 PREMIUM MASSEY FERGUSON 6480 4wd, 2012, 6973hrs, 50k Autopower, 2014 4wd, 2007, 50k Dyna 6 Degenhart linkage £47,500

New Deutz 6215 Black Warrior

Ex Hire Kuhn 1290 iD Baler

Used Fella 2.7m Mower Conditioner



MASCHIO 6M power harrow, 2011, new metal



All prices + VAT Boxford Suffolk UK



New Kuhn VB 3165

New Kuhn FC314 D



Ex Demo Kuhn 1290 iD Baler

New Kuhn Rakes and Tedders



email: 88334

Please visit our website to view our full range of new and used machinery available




B • Brigstock 01536 373238

Used 2015 Case IH Puma 160 2500hrs




JCB FASTRAC 4220 4wd, Trimble auto steer, 2017, 3796hrs

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MASSEY FERGUSON 5450 4wd, Dyna 4, 2012, 3866hrs, 956 loader

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KNIGHT MOUNTED 1000L 20m, 2003, Laser recirculation, 4 Boom Section Triplet nozzle bodies, NSTS tested £4250 + VAT Contact Richard Dix 07770 331587

AMAZONE twin disc fertiliser spreader in working order. £400. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire) AMAZONE ZAM compact fertiliser spreader, c/w white 20-28m discs & omni set border disc, hopper cover & hopper extension. £650+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)

BOSTON 01205 722 240 WISBECH 01945 461 181 BEDFORD 01525 841 923 47-88245

£10,950 E&0E • All prices plus VAT

Agricultural Application Machinery Specialists

LITETRAC SS2400, 260hp, good condition, tool carrier 2014, 6000hrs, Keslar 30t axle, permanent 4wd, 4ws. £40,000+VAT ono. J Palmer Tel 07740 510255 (Lincolnshire)

KRM MW2 Plus Auto Weigher fert spreader, available mid May, excellent condition, control monitor in cab, auto self weigher, adj application on move, boundary monitor switch, stores each application in memory, 3000kg cap, watertight hood. £4,100. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)

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



WANTED IN THE SWATH BALED IN 4x3 (120x90s), £10–18 per bale paid, (CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FARMING) ALSO AVAILABLE BALE CHASERS with CTF Price paid per acre is also available 10,000 ACRES OF OILSEED RAPE STRAW REQUIRED 10,000 ACRES WINTER WHEAT, BARLEY OAT STRAW REQUIRED 10,000 ACRES SPRING BARLEY STRAW REQUIRED Bales carted to an agreed stack site on the farm for fast field clearance Upfront payments and immediate same day payments available Cheshire: 01565 758755 Lincolnshire: 01522 217587 Norfolk: 01603 536963 Oxford: 01865 416050 Shrewsbury: 01743 650475 Northamptonshire: 01536 856622 Nottinghamshire: 01949 748215

KNIGHT Demount sprayer, 2016, fits 4000 Series JCB Fastrac, 24m, V fold booms, can be converted to 28/30m, RDS Delta 34 control box, excellent condition, one owner/ operator from new. £25,000. P Beers Tel 07966 597593/01933 622128 (Cambridgeshire) POMMIER 36m bi-fold aluminium booms, 2018. J Palmer Tel 07740 510255 (Lincolnshire)

STEEL storage tank 24 cu/m, double skinned, f/w 4” gate valve, inspection hatch on top, forklift not included, heavy, approximately 6–7t. £1,900 ono. S Croft Tel 07890 722347 (East Yorkshire)


ROUND hay bales, no rain, barn stored. £20/ bale. J Newton Tel 07940 513668/01522 788339 (Lincolnshire)

ABBOTT & CO (Wessex) LTD Are buyers & sellers of

01502 710100 Fully searchable database at...


MEADOW hay, near Hadleigh, 2020/2021, 4 loads, 120 bales each. £350/load or will split. R Everett Tel 07963 798391 (Suffolk) 4-FOOT round bales of haylage £25 each; 4' round bales of hay £30 each; 4' round bales of wheat straw £18 each; small bales of wheat straw £2.50 each. A Saville Tel 07710 256307 (Essex)


2017 Team 200L 7m mounted sprayer as new, position adjustable triple nozzles, electric on/off 4 manual section control

01603 870903 07860 475964

SMALL Fleming fertiliser spreader, very tidy & ideal for grass seeds or small patches of game crops, very simple, no electrics, just a lever. POA. B Robinson Tel 07740 683113 (Gloucestershire)

Knight Mounted 1000L

SMALL bales of feed hay suitable for horses. £3.50/bale. D Habgood Tel 01327 260620 (Northants)


10,000-LITRE stainless steel ex-milk tank, insulated, good condition, could do with a lick of paint. R Bayston Tel 07831 882934 (West Yorkshire)



SMITHS of the Forest of Dean Ltd

Tank & Drum Experts We stock new and recycled steel and plastic drums


S SCOTT & SONS Ltd Steel Stockholders

All types of steel available new and secondhand

Posts for grain walling and silage clamps


CHAFER L2000 Mk3 trailed sprayer, working 2020, straight boom, clean tank, good 18/30 tyres, selling for breaking complete, make good bowser, for spares or repair. £875 ono. B Kirk Tel 07817 097865 (North Yorks)


01284 724455

01359 269378

07977 268113 (T) BALES of hay suitable for bullocks. £2/bale. D Habgood Tel 01327 260620 (Northants)

P J Reed


Call Jeff on

Collect from stock or nationwide delivery available Visit or call

01594 833308

1200-GALLON metal diesel tank c/w filter & filler hose. £50. R J Baker & Son Tel 01953 603249 (Norfolk)




Galvanised roofing sheets, box profile and corrugated Delivery service

Very good prices paid promptly




Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd

AMAZONE ZAM 1001 fertiliser spreader. £700. P Gear Tel 01438 869666 (Hertfordshire)


20m, 2003, Laser recirculation, 4 Boom Section Triplet nozzle bodies, NSTS tested Contact Richard Dix 07770 331587

BATEMAN RB35, 2012 (62 reg), 7000hrs, 4000L, Topcon X35 c/w Omnistar HP, 36m VG boom, 18 section auto shut off c/w autosteer, extra water tank, 710/55-R30 & 420/90-R30 (c/w as new tyres). £70,000+VAT. M Church Tel 07787 563743 (Norfolk)


off the field & throughout the winter 47-88560

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New GMR GX-Trail 3600 24m triple fold boom GPS guidance & 12 auto section control GMR Gyromatic Auto Axle steering GMR Tankmatic filling




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Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd 47-88243



01284 810751 07768 353910

SIMBA Cultipress, 2008, 4.6m, proactive tines, vgc. £14,000. W Varnam Tel 07971 432440 (Warwickshire)

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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.

▍ Highest build quality ▍ Designed to last a minimum of 10 Years ▍ Meets ATEX for diesel standards where applicable ▍ Optional reporting software ▍ Accurate, robust, reliable and up-gradable ▍ UK designed, developed and manufactured

Merridale Ltd Merridale Works ▎Lower Walsall Street ▎Horseley Fields Wolverhampton WV1 2EU ▎UK Sales

Tel. +44 (0) 1902 350 700 Email.

Service and Support

Tel. +44 (0) 1902 350 701 Email.

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£8,000 No VAT CAMBRIDGE roll 9', 950kg. £300. T Wisson Burton Tel 07549 664260 (Cambridgeshire)


Covering South Lincolnshire



LEMKEN Variopack 80 furrow press, c/w 16x700mm bolt together rings. £650+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)

See our ad on page 26 44-88476

HEVA Cambridge rolls, 7.3m, good condition, owned from new, 2006, sat system, stone trays, 20" rings with breakers, pivoting towing eye, never had any issues with them. £5,000+VAT. A Mcaulay Tel 01450 860618 (Scottish Borders)

Call for details 01205 821313 or Josh on 07817 869762

condition, autoreset, 3m also in stock

£39,995 CULTIVATOR 9'. £300. T Wisson Burton Tel 07549 664260 (Cambridgeshire)

POA Cousins 4m Trailed or Mounted 7 Leg HeavyDuty V-Form Razor Rings c/w Stocks rape seeder, turbo jet seeder, fertiliser tank, priced to sell


Tel: 01778 560111 Mob: 07860 336044

SUMO Trio 4


HE-VA 3m 5 leg subsoiler, very good condition. £6,000+VAT. T Jewers Tel 07885 402678/01449 736233 (Suffolk)

FARM Force furrow press, 83" wide, 21 rings, cleaning chains, adjustable towing arms, 3 point linkage, good overall condition, always stored undercover, recently 2 new bearings fitted. £400+VAT. O English Tel 07789 547987 (Lincolnshire)


SIMBA DTX350 6 leg subsoiler, 2012, 2 rows of cultivation discs, DD light packer roller, excellent condition. £16,000+VAT. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Nottinghamshire)

£16,750+VAT 7 legs, 4m, 2012, trailed, hydraulic folding More photos & detail at

07748 004794 01245 442224

SET of Cambridge gang rolls. £750+VAT. R Andrews Tel 01223 207300 (Hertfordshire) CHAIN harrows, 12’ wide. £175. M Chapman Tel 07971 940087/01673 843663 (Lincolnshire)

FARM Force press rings. £45+VAT each. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)

LEMKEN furrow press arm, with hydraulic ram. £250. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

HeVa Combi Disc 550 cultivator 2020, ex demo

Cousins 4m Trailed 7 Heavy Duty V Form

ABT combination harrow with spiral till on back. 3.3m wide, good condition. S Jones Tel 07796 001370 (Norfolk)

VADERSTAD RST550 trailed double heavy press, 2004, levelling boards, raptor tines, 5.5m wide, rings approx 60% good, good wearing metal, twin axle, 400/60x15.5 tyres, 2.9m transport width, vgc, new pivot pins recently, from 600acre farm. £13,995+VAT. E Reynolds Tel 07748 884750 (Cambridgeshire)

SET of six heavy duty drag harrows, two sets of three, plus trees & transport trolley, tines in good condition. £250+VAT. A Simpson Tel 01738 840111 (Perth & Kinross)

Pottinger Lion 503C folding power harrow Durastar quick fix tines, tootheed packer roller, spring loaded side boards, sprung track eradicators

CAMBRIDGE gang roller set, useable. £450. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks)

COUSINS Sidewinder rolls, 6.4m, good 22" rings. £4,950. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Gloucestershire)

with discs and Steelflex packer, 2012, tungsten points with wings

07887 714430 (Norfolk)


Suppliers of cultivation equipment airseeders & slug pelleters

01636 700608 07860 637654

BLENCH spring tine cultivator, hydraulic folding, good wearing metal, all coil springs, whole 6m working width, wheel bearings all good, clean tidy appearance. £1,500+VAT. A Simpson Tel 01738 840111 (Perth & Kinross)

Kongskilde VF7460 trailed Vibroflex stubble cultivator



Andy Guest

HOWARD (Kongskilde) 12m discs, good condition, large crumbler roller, lights. £10,000+VAT. E Ward Tel 07867 524632 (Lincolnshire)


COOPER single leg subsoiler, nearly new Ransomes point, new Ransomes cutting blade, good heavy implement. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

Kuhn Power Harrows Drills & Accord d New & Usees par Machine Sep & R airs

McCONNEL Shakaerator, 3m with coil, can take 7 legs, extra 2 legs can be supplied if required, paintwork faded but framework is sound. £2,000+VAT. J Llewellin Tel 01646 636260 (Pembrokeshire)


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STUBBLEBUSTER cultivator (same as Terradisc), 3m wide, c/w discs & rear crumbler, vgc. £1,250+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk)

COUSINS 4m packer, good condition, heavy duty, good tyres. £1,200+VAT. L Patchett Tel 07719 742598 (East Yorkshire)

KUHN power harrow spares, 40 Kuhn quick fit tines, 10% worn, 4 tyre holders, good condition. Offers. H Dyson Tel 07711 824325 (North Yorks)

PHILLIP Watkins 3.2m press, Kongskilde flexi tines, 4 low disturbance subsoiler tines, ProLift legs, hydraulic levelling boards, double DD ring press, electric depth control, not getting used anymore due to direct drilling, tidy. £8,000+VAT. T Bray Tel 07783 504381 (East Yorkshire)

COUSINS V-form 7 leg, hydraulic folding, front depth wheels - steel, razor ring packer, rear lights, good condition. £8,250+VAT ono. M Houldcroft Tel 07496 387714 (Lincolnshire)

COUSINS 9.2m rolls, great condition, there is one cracked ring but have 2 new spares included. £4,750. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)

MASCHIO 4m power harrow, good tines, great condition. £5,995. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)

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


McHale 991BE fully automatic bale wrapper


Team sprayer club 6m boom sprayer

300l tank, elec controls, induction hopper, fresh water tank, clothes locker 2016 as new


Demo Pegoraro 5m hyd folding power harrow hyd roller adjustment, adjustable clod board, wheel track eradicators, available for demo or hire, 12 month warranty, demo less than 40 acres, high quality

Was £19,500, Now £19,000

McHale pro glide R3100 rear mower superior Kioti CX2510 floatation, self adjusting cutter bar angle, constant cutter 5 yr warranty, 25hp, hst bar ground pressure, enhanced cutter bar protection, optimum conditioning, Clean uniform swath POA

1975 David Brown 995 safety cab tractor 64 hp, McHale V6-750 round baler recent new fuel injection pump & injectors and cylinder In stock and availbale for demo head over haul, new battery and fully serviced ready for work, useful front weight carrier frame £3,750

NEW Kioti K9 2400 24hp UTV Tomlin 6’ & 4’ grass toppers full glass door and cab heater, front opening window, 4wd now in stock with diff lock, tipping bed, road registered, 2 YEARS FULL WARRANTY UNLIMITED HOURS POA

NEW Kioti CK4030 HST tractor 40hp (5 YEARS WARRANTY or 3000HRS)




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


Kioti CK2630 HST


industrial tyres, 25hp, hydrostat transmission, spool valve, cat 1 linkage, 5yrs warranty in stock



We are pleased to announce we are now suppliers of F J Dynamics auto steering systems fitted in house by ourselves full RTK with 2.5cm accuracy for under £4995 A very user friendly affordable system.

OTHER MACHINERY 4m Accord Pneumatic Seed Drill, markers, tramline kit, & following Harrow.. ...................................£990 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,

Bomford Bandit 2.5m flail mower, new flails, gwo£1,400 NEW Pegoraro piggy back linkage ................£1,500

fluo system floating beds, track erads, packer

NEW Aigner front linkage to fit Mccormick X6

rollers, adj clod board, in stock....................£19,000 tractors ............................................................. POA

Massey Ferguson 34 grain and fertiliser drill

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Tomlin 4’, 5’, 6’ & 8’ mowers...................from £875 McCormick X2 BKT ag tyres ............................. POA ....................................................................OFFERS

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

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USED MF 4160 V - 2018, 43,000 bales (Approx), 13 Knifes, Drop Floor, Net Carrier, ISOBUS ~ £19,750 Ref: 31011890

NEW Massey Ferguson 1735M, 2021, Delivery Hours, 3 Cylinder 35hp, Hydrostatic Transmission ~ £23,500 Ref: 11011726 W

DEMO Vaderstad Opus 400, Un-Braked, Shin 50/80 Marathon Point, Double Soil Runner ~ £40,500 Ref: 31010995

USED Amazone Cenius 6003-2TX, 2017, 6m Wide, 21 Tines, Covering Discs, Packer Roll, ~ £39,500 Ref: N/A

USED Challenger MT765B, 2006, 8,480hrs, 4 Spools, Full Set of Weights ~ £46,000 Ref: 11012107

USED Kverneland Exacta TL Geo, 3450L Hopper, Variable Rate, Section Control, Weigh Cells ~ £9,750 Ref: N/A



William Riddleston Tel: 01284 777700 Mob: 07717 861815 email:

CLAAS V365RC £21,000 2014, 19.0/45-17 tyres, 2.35m pick up, RotorCut with drop floor, 1000rpm PTO, only 16,614 bales

HORSCH PRONTO 6DC G&F PPF £65,000 2015, split hopper 60/40, 6m, 4150ha, seed flow sensors, wheel eradicators & bout markers, PPF fertiliser system, hyd side walk way, front disc’s 70% HS-23484256

CLAAS DISCO 3050C 2014, working order


HORSCH LEEB PT 6.300 £275,000 2020, 851hrs, 8500ha, 40m boom width, 1yr manuf warranty, VF650/65R42 85%, booms can be adjusted to 36m, touch 1200 terminal, section control HS-25081329.A

CLAAS ARION 630 £35,000 2013, 50kph, 145hp, 7105hrs, 540/65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears, 3 spools, Trima 4.0P loader, front susp, Eco PTO, air con, cab susp CL-A3600329.A

CLAAS ARION 640 £29,950 2010, 40kph, 155hp, 7750hrs, 420/85R28 fronts, 520/85R38 rears, 4 spools, front weights, Eco PTO, air con, cab susp, immobiliser CL-A1905241.A

NEW HOLLAND T7.235 £56,750 2016, 50kph, 235hp, 4250hrs, 480/70R30 fronts, 580/70R42 rears, 4 spools, full susp, front linkage, DataTag, NH-ZFEZ10055

MASSEY FERGUSON 7718 £59,000 2016, 50kph, 180hp, 4425hrs, 540/65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears, 4 spools, full susp, front linkage, front weights, GPS steering, Dyna 6 transmission MF-VKKMX72BLGB258024

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DOWDESWELL DP130S £5,350 1999, 6 furrow, hydraulic front furrow



CLAAS AXION 820 £32,000 2010, 50kph, 6375hrs, 540//65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears, front susp, air con

CLAAS AXION 850 £42,000 2014, 40kph, 264hp, 6552hrs, 600/70R30 fronts, 710/70R38 rears, 4 spools, front linkage, front weights, ISO socket, Hexashift CL-A4000737

CLAAS AXION 850 CIS £58,500 2016, 50kph, 268hp, 5131hrs, 540/65R29 fronts, 650/65R42 rears, 4 spools, front susp, front linkage

CLAAS MT765E £99,000 2016, 40kph, 375hp, 4412hrs, 5 spools, front weights, air con, electric hyd, GPS ready

CATERPILLAR MT765D £63,000 2014, 40kph, 375hp, 5878hrs, 5 spools, front linkage, front weights, GPS steering, air con, trailer brake, electric hyd CP-DNCA1616

CLAAS NEXOS 230 VL £26,000 2017, 40kph, 92hp, 5320hrs, 289/70R18 fronts, 380/85R28 rears, 3 spools, air con, creep speed, front linkage, 2 front spools, underslung exhaust, high level headlights CL-A4600213.A





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Startin Tractors Ltd, Twycross CV9 3PW

CASE IH 9230 AXIAL FLOW on tracks c/w 35’ header & trolley

CASE IH LB434 BALER 2014, 21642 bales, 6 string, 120x90 bale

CASE IH PUMA 140 c/w LRZ150 loader, 2022, 255hrs, 650/65x38 tyres

CASE IH 9240 AXIAL FLOW on tracks, 35’ header & trolley, 691 rotor hrs

KUHN 3M COMBINATION power harrow/drill 2011

KRONE B870CV 8.7M butterfly mower conditioner

KRONE F320CV front mower conditioner, 2016

AMAZONE ZAV 3200 PROFIS 24m fertiliser spreader, Amaspread Plus

AMAZONE AD3000 Gravity pack top seed drill & KE3000 harrow

NEW KRONE SWADRO 640 twin rotor centre delivery rake

NEW HOLLAND T5.105 PowerShuttle 40kph, 2021, only 130hrs

BAILEY 12T GRAIN TRAILER rollover sheet, chute, 2012

RICHARD WESTERN SF17 HS PLUS air & oil brakes, rear steering ex demo


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PROFORGE front weight, 1200kg front weight & tool box, grey, excellent condition, always stored under cover. £1,600+VAT. E Fellows Tel 07976 668314 (Warwickshire)

Claas Axion 820 tractor



UNIMOG U2100 r/h drive Agri spec, 2spd PTO, 4 new tyres + spare wheel, Boughton hyd winch with 20mm Dyneema rope, 3 way tipping body 8 speed gearbox with crawler gears. Auto glide pick up hitch 2 reversing cameras, Bluetooth radio/c N Carter Tel 07860 541644 (Essex)

£36,950 RICHARDSON MACHINERY SALES LTD Tel: 07599 552864

TRIFFITT 10t drop side trailer, c/w double bale extension & hay ladders, rocking beam axles, lights, hydraulic brakes, new towing eye, grain chute, 4 good Goodyear tyres, very tidy condition. £2,950+VAT. B Richardson Tel 07719 925614 (East Yorkshire)

CASE IH 856XL, a smart tractor with no rust on the cab. D Colson Tel 07771 593427 evenings (Suffolk)

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SIROMER 244 compact tractor loader, 2014 model, hardly used with horses last summer, shed stored for 6mth, 120hrs on clock, loading shovel is 4-way bucket, pallet tine & T hitch unused, steering bracket broken by stone but welding back. £5,000 ono. T Westerman Tel 07534 745898 (South Yorks)

Telephone: 01308 480 248

KONGSKILDE SP5000 Germinator, 5m folding tiller, great condition, box of spares included. £4,250. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)

WEIGHT block, 3pt linkage, ideal for a loader tractor. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (East Yorkshire)

Case Puma 160

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. Stainless steel exhaust systems for selected Challenger models. Eurotrack Ltd. Tel: 01263 711474, email:



REDROCK 12t dump trailer, good condition, good tyres, lights. £5,000. A Carvill Tel 07971 482999 (Leicestershire)


2016, 2800hrs, 4wd, 148 hp, 55kph, air brakes, elec spools, exhaust brake, front linkage, as new NEW Holland TM 190 low link arms & top link, for spares or repair. Open to sensible offers. J Church Tel 07798 573166 (Suffolk)

£45,000+VAT 160HP 50KPH 3700hrs, New BKT tyres front linkage + weight block

Call Bruce Hopkins Ltd 07435 609580 Oxon

07483 400553 • 01768 881410

For more information

CLAAS Arion inner/outer & large wheel weight for one side, total approx 260kg. £750+VAT. D Newman Tel 07973 450117 (Wiltshire)

01691 791460

2010, 3300hrs, 40k, tidy


2000hrs, Dyna 6, front links & PTO, 50kph

01691 791460

454 Herne Road, 51-87694 Ramsey St Mary’s, Huntingdon, Cambs.

COUSINS 3 leg subsoiler with crumbler roller, great condition. £2,950. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)

2009, 5400hrs, front linkage, cab suspension

Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES

2021, 1661hrs, Auto Power, 50K, cab+front susp, 4 spools with elec joystick, air brakes, com arm, Auto Track ready, large mirrors, 650/65/42 Michelin tyres



MF 7718S

John Deere 6155R

t: 01823 253808 . m: 07702 501272



MF 6475

TRACTOR fan weight, 1t, with carriage. £1,200+VAT. M Herring Tel 07818 092626 (Lincolnshire)


CARIER 4m drill with enlarged Amazone seed hopper, plus spares & on road transport trailer. £950 ono. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves/07808 200404 (Kent)


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KUBOTA B6000 compact tractor, recently serviced, good working condition. £2,500+VAT ono. J Palmer Tel 07740 510255 (Lincolnshire)



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NEW Holland 8970 top link. Open to sensible offers. J Church Tel 07798 573166 (Suffolk)

FORD 8830 Powershift, 1990, 9793hrs, just had engine overhaul, 40K gearbox, belly weights, 4 spool valves, rear wheel weights, rear tyres 20.8/38 60%, front tyres 16.9/28 80%, vgc. £25,500+VAT. Call for more details. N Gaunt Tel 07999 855169 (Derbyshire)

MARSHALLS 8t trailer, red, good condition, grain clutch, hydraulic brakes, sprung axles, manual tailgate. £4,250+VAT. R Craggs Tel 07805 642359 (North Yorks) SMALL 3t tipping trailer, unknown make. £150 ono. K Hughes Tel 07803 032318 (Nottinghamshire)

FENDT 936 S4 Profiplus, 2017, 360hp, 3250hrs, wty til Mar 2024/5000hrs, Vario, f/linkage & spools, hyd top link, t/box, chrome exhausts, FSH, farmer owned/driven, immaculate, Michelin Axiobib Ultra Flex tyres 75%, call for details. £150,000+VAT ono. S Edgeley Tel 07976 276897 (Cambridgeshire)

QUAD bike trailer, in very good condition, was built to hold a clay pigeon trap & has had very little use, dimensions of the trailer are 123cm wide x 183cm long not including drawbar, has two storage boxes that could be removed if not needed. J Dunning Tel 07446 003849 (Northants)

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Hall Farm


Machinery Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD NEW Malone Procut 280 mower £7,000+VAT NEW Malone Tedd-Air 570 £7,700+VAT ALSO IN STOCK New Malone post knockers, toppers and log splitters

NEW Walter Watson Feed Equipment Fantastic Quality! New calf/lamb creep feeders .... starting from £1,250+VAT New silage feed bins .... starting from £1,250+VAT New feed trailers .... starting from £1,500+VAT New transport boxes ...........................from £750+VAT New bull beef feeders ...................... from £1,500+VAT

NEW Talex 4 rotor tedder POA USED MACHINERY

USED MACHINERY IN STOCK Deutz 6160 2013 4000hrs only air brakes, front linkage, excellent condition Deutz 6160.4 Profiline 2013 low hrs Deutz K120 Deutz 5120 c/w loader Deutz Agroplus 410 DT on turf tyres Same silver 100 c/w loader McCormick 2003 MC135 McCormick 2008 MC135, front suspension Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Bomford SR15 tri-wing heavy duty grass topper Wessex 2.5m flail topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Lely 360M mounted mower good condition 2014 Lely 2.4m mower conditioner Lely 770 6 row tedder – 2 in stock Claas Volto 1050 tedder Amazone ED452-K 6 row maize drill, 2011 Amazone ZAM300 fertiliser spreader, tested 2020, good condition Dowdeswell 4 furrow good condition Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn FC243 mower conditioner with lift control Kuhn MDS1141 QL fertiliser spreader Kverneland Taarup 9578C twin rotor rake Kverneland 8590 8 row tedder 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 Welger RP445 2013 round baler 46,000 bales Welger RP445 2013 round baler 24,000 bales McHale V660 2018 14000 bales McHale 991BE bale wrapper approx 30,000 bales McHale HS2000 high speed wrapper (2009) Claydon 4.5m direct drill McConnel 5 leg Shakaerator

Claas Dominator 76 combine c/w chopper.........................POA Nearly new large toe tip grain bucket ......................................POA Gregoire Besson 5f plough .POA Viewing by appointment only


Contact Tom on 07872 916363 for more information

01691 791460 MF 8740S

2020, 2300hrs, Exclusive, f/links, 800 Michelin tyres

MF 7722S

2020, Dyna VT, 2000hrs, f/links, Autoguide ready

MF 7718S

2021, 2000hrs, Dyna 6, f/links & PTO, 50kph

MF 6475 2009, 5400hrs, f/linkage, cab suspension

MF 6499 2006, 9400hrs, Tier 3, 50kph, f/ linkage

MF 6490 2007, 8500hrs, 50kph, weights

MF 6485

MF 7718S

2019, 1800hrs, f/links & PTO, 50kph 2006, Dynashift, 8000hrs, f/& cab suspension, CCLS, 4 spools

MF 7715

2017, 3400hrs, 50kph, air brakes

John Deere 1365 trailed mower 2011, very good condition

Manitou 1050R skid loader

MF 7626

new hands/foot control system, 2022, c/w LWC 5’ bucket, as new condition

MF 6480

Herbst low loader trailer

2014, Dyna 6, 4200hrs, f/links & PTO, 4 spools

2012, 6400hrs, f/& cab suspension

2017, 16t gross, 21’, tandem axle

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Saddington Road Nr SHEARSBY Leics LE17 6PX


MF 7726

2016, 3600hrs, f/linkage, 50kph

Agricultural Engineers

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Deutz 3060 4wd c/w roll bar Deutz 5090 demonstrator, c/w Stoll loader Deutz 5120 loader ready Deutz 5125 c/w FZ30 Stoll loader Deutz 8280 TTV (280hp) 60K Kverneland 7 furrow LO max reversible plough Kverneland 6m tine seeder drill full spec Kverneland 2828 mounted mower Kverneland 4332 trailed mower conditioner Kverneland TAR 9464 twin rotor rake (mounted) Kverneland 8590 8 row hay tedders in stock Redrock 24t tri-axle low-loading trailer Redrock 20t dump trailer, air brakes etc McHale 691BH & R5S round bale handlers McHale V6750 belt baler, hyd brakes (new model) McHale (Vario Fusion) baler/wrapper McHale orbital bale wrapper McHale 991 high speed bale wrapper Walter Watson 6.3m flat roll Walter Watson 8.3m Cambridge rolls with breakers & shatterboards Teagle TAPS 2.5m verge mower Teagle Xpro 2.85 flail mulcher (250hp) Moulton FY4 yard scraper Kawasaki Mule Pro DX Kawasaki 750 quad bike

01162 478 999

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Case MX135





New Holland RB150



New Holland T7.210



Year 1999, 8693 hours, x3 spools, passenger seat, 420/85R28 & 520/85R38 wheels & tyres, very tidy for its age.

Year 2005, Eng Hrs 2336, Threashing Hours 2003, c/w 24’HD Header with Cheval Header Extention, x2 Mortl Side Knife, Six Row Chopper, 900/60R38 & 540/65R30 tyres.

Superfeed, 2014, bale count 16000 approx

Range Command Classic, 69 Plate, 50kph, 4 spools, exhaust brake, no linkage, 1200 hours, 650/65R38 90%, 540/65R28 80%, Loader Brackets and hyds not included.

Nev Kirby t:07970 805 369

David Hirst t:07792 927 432

Dave Bradley t:07977 480 920

Stuart Dixon t:07792 927 432

Ifor Williams



12ft 6” x 6ft 6” Cattle trailer, year approx 1997, 4 side vents, inspection door, no sheep decks. Stuart Dixon t:07792 927 432

Kuhn FBP 2135



Round Bale Combi (Fixed Chamber), 2009, 68000 bales, 3D Wrapping, Rotor Cutter with 14 Knives (+ Spare set of old ones), Crop Press Roller Rich Green t:07867 746 672

Kuhn GF13002 GII


Kuhn FC314

New Holland T7.230


2019, 3843 hours, 50KPH Power Command, 4 Speed Rear PTO, Front Linkage, Comfort Ride Cab Susp, Terraglide Front Axle, 650/65R42 & 540/65R30 Trelleborg Tyres Charles Moorman t:07970 805 351




Rotor cutter, year 2014, Tandem axle, under 40,000 bales, very tidy.

Lely Hibiscus 915CD



Tom Fawcett t:07779 793 039

Claas 540RC

New Holland BB1290

Jon Newton t:07966 067 241


Mower conditioner, 2017, Steel tines, Q fit blades, 3M width, Good condition.



Rollant Baler, 2018 Model, 27000 Bales, Chopper, Auto Lube, Crop Roller, (will be on original wheels & tyres) SN:61043684


Kuhn FC3125D-F



Dave Muir t:07580 982 487

Krone Swadro 800/26



hydraulic folding trailed Tedder, year 2012, 12 rotors, 6 tine arms, 13m working width, Digi drive finger coupling, Side tedding

Vario Twin Rotor Rake, 6 wheels per rotor, 13 tine arms per rotor, 2015 model, independant lift

Mower conditioner, year 2017, steel tines, Q fit blades, 3M working width, Good condition.

Twin Rotor Trailed Rake, 2012, 8m Working Width, Centre Swath Curtain, 3 Point Linkage Mounting, Steering Axle

Jon Newton t:07966 067 241

Dave Muir t:07580 982 487

Tom Fawcett t:07779 793 039

Jon Newton t:07966 067 241

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28’ Bale Trailer

ISUZU aluminium wheels & tyres (4), unused. £400+VAT. J Hilton Watts Tel 07702 784563 (Norfolk)



Andrew H Gemmill 07767 891328 01702 202930


BIGAB 15-19 hookloader trailer, 2008, one owner from new, good condition. £9,500+VAT. G Ross Tel 07850 258934 (Essex)

good working order

Broughan 16T Grain Trailer Due in

Broughan 16T Silage Trailers 14, 16, 18, 20, 22T, Due in


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BRIAN Legg bale trailer, 21', single axle, good tyres, brakes, lights & floor, very original trailer, not done much work, good condition. £1,500+VAT ono. J Akehurst Tel 07834 378240 (East Sussex)

TWO-WHEELED low loader, ideal for moving 2t mini digger or similar, has hydraulic lowering mechanism which I have never used & do not know if it works, overrun brakes but are not connected, bed size is 1.7x3.3m. £300+VAT. A Gilman Tel 07836 255587 (Kent)

and wheel problems

K Trailers 10t twin axle, super single wheels & tyres 75%, sprung axles, grain & normal sides, livestock float kit, bale extension, hydraulic brakes & hydraulic failsafe brake, road lights & flashing beacon, tidy trailer stored inside. £3,000+VAT. A Simpson Tel 01738 840111 (Perth & Kinross)

01328 863 331

Telephone: 01308 480 248

HEAVY duty tri-axle low loader, 32' long, front loading hydraulic ramp, air brakes. £5,000. W Hitchcock Tel 07903 248519 (Suffolk)

YOUR Agri Tyre

IFOR Williams trailer, 16' x 6'6", twin axle, drop side, prop stands, steel ramps, good condition. £3,750 no VAT. J Banks Tel 07763 184607 (Hertfordshire)

SHAWNEE Poole dump trailer, 12t, in very good condition, well built, with air brakes, twin tipping rams & hydraulic tailgate. POA no VAT. J Dunning Tel 07446 003849 (Northants)


SPRAYER rowcrop wheels, 340/85/R38 (13.6) 8 stud, excellent condition, 80%. £1,600+VAT ono. C Waller Tel 07721 880132 (Lincolnshire)


16 & 20T, Due in



SMALL car trailer, 150 x 90 x 43cms, spare wheel. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

Broughan Dump Trailers



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WEEKS tipping trailer, approx 10' x 6', steel body with new wood floor & LED lights. £1,150. G Simpson Tel 07711 508200 (South Yorks)


PAIR of wheels, 13.6/38 radial tyres, 25% tread, will fit MF. M Dales Tel 07836 541127/01790 752306 (Lincolnshire)

Tonne Trailer

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£5,950+VAT 385/65R22.5 Super Singles, sprung drawbar, sprung axles, manual tailgate

BRIAN Jones trailer, 3000kg, full width ramp, body 3m x 1.7m, suit compact tractor or micro digger, been standing so requires refurbishment. £900 ono. R Horner Tel 07769 806840 (Bedfordshire)

TRAILER 23', new floor & new light system, hydraulic brakes, on super singles. £2,000. R Anderson Tel 07887 484733/01366 728583 (Norfolk)


£3,500+ VAT

FLAT single axle 24' trailer, c/w front flake, single axle twin wheels, good tyres, hydraulic brakes, road lights & flashing beacon, hydraulic failsafe brake, strap box, strongly built, clean tidy trailer. £1,499+VAT. A Simpson Tel 01738 840111 (Perth & Kinross)

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At BWT we specialise in new and used wheel solutions for Rowcrop, Standard, Dual Wheel & Flotation applications.

01362 687260 07771 972092


07748 004794 01245 442224

STOCKS Dual wheels & clamps, 16.9xR38, good condition. £300+VAT ono. A Krier Tel 07717 780672 (South Yorks)

INDESPENSION 3.5t, 2016, 16' x 6'6”, spare wheel, 6' ramp, done very little, original, stored inside. POA. S Bygraves Tel 07973 117993 (Bedfordshire)

MICHELIN VF 380/85 R34 YieldBib tyre, new, never been fitted. £300. G Newton Tel 07970 376838 (Lincolnshire)

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01371 832310

LOW loader trailer, used for moving 13t slew around farm, no longer required, no bogey, old but serviceable. £825 ono. R Johnson Tel 07970 550461 (Wiltshire)

WOOTTON 12t beet trailer, good, one of the last made, hydraulic tail door, corn hatch, 550/60-22.5 tyres 95%, ready for work. £6,500+VAT ono. M Cock Tel 07702 294600 (Lincolnshire)

MF trailer, ready for work, ideal for equestrian use. £1,200+VAT. G Catling Tel 07748 827519/01728 628303 (Suffolk) PAIR of s/hand Ifor Williams ramps, 8', straight, from 3500kg trailer £225+VAT. N Rush Tel 07748 982003 office hours (Suffolk)

ALLIANCE 17.5R24 tyres, 20% tread. £50+VAT/pair. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk) MICHELIN 600/65R38 tyres, 30% tread. £80+VAT/pair. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk) AGRIBUGGY rowcrop wheels, set of 4, 7.2/7-36, plus 2 spare tyres on rims, 4 with 35% tread & 2 with 95% tread. £250+VAT. A Puller Tel 07885 371134 (Warwickshire)

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RICHARD Western drop bed low loader trailer, hyd brakes, 6/7t capacity, genuine reason for sale. £2,800+VAT ono. J Binning Tel 07765 064694 (Oxon)

PAIR of Taurus 11.2R44 tyres, ON9" 8 stud rims, supplied new with Hardi sprayer, almost unused. £500+VAT. S Setchell Tel 01480 462252/07885 221334 (Cambridgeshire) PAIR of new Cultor 320/85 R32 or 12.4R32 tyres, never been fitted. £500. G Newton Tel 07970 376838 (Lincolnshire)

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John Deere 6155R John Deere 6830 & 6630 John Deere 6230 Case CVX 225 Case Puma 165 Case Maxxum 150 2018, 5000hrs, autopower, Autoquad, 40k, TLS, cab 2009, only 4100hrs, JD 603R loader 2010, 6500hrs, 50k, front linkage, 2017, 5200hrs, 50k, front linkage, 2017, 5300hrs, 50k, front linkage front linkage & PTO, AT ready suspension, very clean (2020), very nice very nice very nice & PTO £69,000 from £39,000 £35,000 £43,000 £51,000 £47,500

Case Puma 140 Case Maxxum 120 New Holland T7.270 New Holland T7.200 New Holland TS135A New Holland TS125A 2011, 6900hrs, 50k, front linkage, 2017, 4900hrs, Case LRZ loader, Autocommand, 2015, 5600hrs, 2014, Powercommand, 5300hrs, 2005, 4600hrs, front & cab 2004, 5100hrs, electro command, nice tractor from Lincs farm very nice from veg farm front linkage & PTO 50k, front linkage suspension, front linkage, mint 40k, new tyres, nice tractor £32,000 £38,500 £53,500 £42,500 £32,500 £23,750

Landini Powerfarm 60 JCB 535-95 Agri super JCB 541-70 Agri Super JCB 536-60 Agri Plus manual gears/shuttle, nice little 2017, 5000hrs, full spec, very clean 2016, 4100hrs, full spec, very nice 2013, 6800hrs, PUH tractor machine £15,750 £47,000 £46,000

JCB 530-70 Farm Special JCB 526-56 Agri 2002, 5700hrs, very nice from 2012, 4200hrs, PUH, 380/70/20 arable farm tyres 80%, very nice little truck POA £23,750 £32,500


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LISTER Blackstone tractor rake. £150. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks) VARIOUS zig-zag harrows, ring for details. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks)



LAND Rover Discovery HSE Sport TD4 auto, 2016, black, diesel, 43232 mls, 7 seats, leather, sat nav, park sensors, camera, paddle shift + extras, MOT 18th July, taxed till 1st Feb 23, full service, original plates to be put back. £22,750. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)

SINGLE furrow plough, disc spins freely, has a very small blue paint mark (? of any significance). Collection only. No help can be given with loading. £90. G Wright Tel 07944 860116 (Lincolnshire)


•Specialised Wheel Applications •Floatation Specialists •Rowcrop Wheel Assemblies •Stock Dual Wheels New/Used •Wheels & Centre Disks •Wheel Modifications •Second Hand & Part Used •Part Exchange Considered

3L, 2007, automatic, leather seats, good runner, 191k miles



FOUR wheel rims 20x22.5 with 10 stud centres, fair condition. £100. R Brooks Tel 01787 210321 (Suffolk)

07973 139483 IFOR Williams aluminium truck top for Isuzu. £400+VAT. J Hilton Watts Tel 07702 784563 (Norfolk)

PAIR of saddle harrows, collection only. Sorry but no help is available for loading. £80. G Wright Tel 07944 860116 (Lincolnshire)

Pocock Tractor Supplies Ltd LAND Rover Defender 110 Utility, 2008, 2.4 Puma eng, 67208mls, f/winch, hyd f/couplings, inverter 110 in rear, Eberspacher r/heater, tyres good, MOT March 2023, g/box shaft replaced at 62K mls, serviced regularly, no s/history, 4 owners. £14,750. J Rixon Tel 01844 447974 (Hampshire)

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HONDA Racing go-cart, new engine in 2020, racing frame, spare wheels, used by my teenage boys till last year, good condition. £500. G Adams Tel 07885 964461 (Cambridgeshire)


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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) 55-88123

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IFOR Williams canopy, 2018, off a single cab pickup, 163cm wide x 237cm long, tidy, cost £600 new. Sensible offers invited. B Robinson Tel 07740 683113 (Gloucestershire)


TOYOTA Hilux HL2, 2012, silver, service history, 81,000 miles, tow bar. £10,500+VAT. R Johnson Tel 07970 550461 (Wiltshire)


DEEP digger trailed plough, can load for free. Offers. A Burton Tel 01692 651021 (Norfolk) STANDARD Fordson, orange & wide wings, c/w belt pulley & Hesford winch, all good tyres. Offers invited. E Wood Tel 07904 663230/0115 989 9499 (Nottinghamshire) STARTER motor to fit IH574/674/785, unused. £150. R Farmer Tel 07772 105744/01302 771127 (South Yorks)

1960 Ford Thames Trader bulker lorry, in good running condition. £17,000+VAT ono. T Thomas Tel 01327 260620 (Northants)

IRWIN Turner potato planter, based on the Ferguson 3 row ridging bodies, points in good order, been barn stored for years. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk) VICON Acrobat. POA. D Allbones Tel 01652 656572 (Lincolnshire) TWO tyres & rims, 10.5/65x16, 8ply £50 no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)


HONDA XR 125, 14500 miles Smart bike, chain & sprocket, done less than 200 miles, good tyres, just out of MOT, on SORN. £2,000. J Ringer Tel 07860733766/01485528977 (Norfolk)

LISTER wood-slatted bag/straw/ hay elevator, barn stored, Briggs & Stratton pull start engine. £500 ono. M Doubleday Tel 07808 766070 (Norfolk)

RANSOMES potato spinner, used this season, very good working order, good blade & point, c/w PTO shaft. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

LINGARDEN RH4 grader with separate standing platform, vgc, with several screens, 3 phase electric. £500. A Stanley Tel 07710 183399 (Lincolnshire)

FORD Ranger Limited, 19 reg, 50,000 miles, 3.2L auto, full service history, immaculate inside & out. £20,000+VAT. D Smith Tel 07971 253035/07990 695244 (Leicestershire)

FERGUSON cultivator, 9 tine, new points, Cat 1 linkage, ideal for Fergie 20. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk) POTATO ridger, Ferguson bodies on heavy frame, very little wear, good points. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

INTERNATIONAL 1466 Turbo, 1975, 6277hrs, V5c, good tyres, 145hp 6 cylinder turbo diesel, nice example of American built tractor, in good running order. £12,000 inc VAT. G Hollingshead Tel 07831 223090 (Leicestershire)

GENERATOR not working but fixed to a Fordson major engine, would fit Fordson Major, good block, pump, etc. £350. M Andrew Tel 07903 442568 (Lincolnshire) LEYLAND 384 with fore-end loader, new dual clutch, all new filters, rewired & well restored, vgc. £5,000+VAT. M Andrew Tel 07903 442568 (Lincolnshire) DAVID Brown 990 tractor & loader, 1968/69. £2,625. D Leigh Tel 07876 770545 (Northants)

HAND-PUSH seed drill, adjustable to take very small seeds, good working order, barn stored. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)

1974 Ford 5000, with 3922hrs, good original tractor with V5 & taxed on the road, all lights & indicators work, runs & drives very well. J Kerley Tel 07593 945692 (Cambridgeshire)

LEYLAND 154 tractor, 1975, only done light work, still in use, clean & tidy, easy restoration. £3,500 ono. R Horner Tel 07769 806840 (Bedfordshire)

CHECCHI & Magli Top 24 2 man 4 row module planter, 2017, capable of planting 90k plus/day with less labour, adjustable row width, tray holder carousels & racks, hydraulic markers, watering kit, clod pushers, depth wheels, immaculate. £8,500+VAT ono. C Richards Tel 07940 233797 (Cornwall) ASPARAGUS picking trolley, vgc. £1,500. M Abraham Tel 07803 266436 (Bedfordshire)

VEHICLES ELECTRIC invalid buggy, top of the range. £950. J Banks Tel 07763 184607 (Hertfordshire)

SUZUKI TS185cc trials bike, 1980, V5c, good tyres, new sprockets & chain, runs well, some spares, repair manual, no longer used, ready to ride. £1,600. M Markham Tel 07850 863374 (Nottinghamshire)

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PAIR of Semperit high traction tyres on 8.3R44 8 stud rims. £200+VAT. S Setchell Tel 01480 462252/07885 221334 (Cambridgeshire) ROWCROPS 230/95R48 on Massey centres, 8.3:8-36 no pans, 18x38 dual wheels, some clamps, cheap to clear. Offers. F Johnson Tel 07774 361830 (Lincolnshire) MITAS trailer wheels & tyres, 355/60R18, on 8 stud rims, silver, new/shop soiled, never been fitted, set of 4. £1,200. G Newton Tel 07970 376838 (Lincolnshire)

BUCKET, dung fork & twin spike big bale fork to fit MF 40 loader & probably MF 80 loader, all good & ready to work. £75+VAT each. A Gilman Tel 07836 255587 (Kent) HORNDRAULIC front end loader to fit Fordson Major. £300+VAT. R Hanton Tel 07860 792976 (Norfolk) TWO belt pulleys, one for Ferguson 20 + 35. £65 each. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) FERGUSON TEF20, 1954, all new tyres recently fitted, Lamborn safety cab, good condition all round. £2,250. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk) BAMFORD chaff cutter, hand operated. Offers. K Hughes Tel 07803 032318 (Nottinghamshire) ZETOR 4511 2wd tractor, fair cond. POA. K Hughes Tel 07803 032318 (Nottinghamshire) 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) BROWNS 900 Hi-Master loader with large PTO pump, been on Ford 7600. £1,200+VAT ono. C Hall Tel 07740 717505 (Derbyshire)

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2021 NEW HOLLAND FR550 171hrs, prwd drive, as new machine, hydro drive transmission drive: powershift ........POA

2019 POTTINGER 8.91 8 rotor tedder, fence line, ex demo machine ...........................................................£10,950

2018 VALTRA T174 50K direct 3682hrs YK5T174DOJSO62019, air brakes, 650/65x38 540/65x28 Trellborg...£68,000


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Massey Ferguson 40RS combine harvester, 22’ Powerflow header with trolley, 6 straw walker machine, chopper, full hydro, used last harvest

JCB Fastrac 3230

manual gearbox, manual spools, Cummins engine, serviced regularly, roof bars, LEDs, tyres 80% all round, front weights



2014 JOHN DEERE 6115M with H310 loader, air/cond, 2540hrs ...........................................................£45,500

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Pottinger Lion 303

3m power harrow, packer roller, quick release tines, f/w Pottinger Drillbox 300, power harrow has been set up working on around 10 acres & the drill box is unused

JCB Fastrac 2155

manual gearbox, manual spools, Cummins engine, gold paintwork, black wheels, roof bars & lights



All prices plus VAT 2017 KRAMER 5085 2798hrs, telescopic wheeled loader 75HP 30kph .................................................£36,500

2021 JOHN DEERE F441R package baler multi spec, 2m 20 maxicut 13 knives............................................£34,800

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McCORMICK C85 MAX 4WD TRACTOR 2006, 82hp, 925hrs, grassland tyres, hi spec, 30kph, creep gear, 2 spools, PUH, vgc POA

INTERNATIONAL 1056XL 4WD TRACTOR 105hp, 8237hrs, 30kph, 2 double spools, very original, starts, runs & drives well POA

FORD TW 15 2WD TRACTOR 1983, 140hp, 12982hrs, rare classic, 11.00-16 fronts like new, good cond POA

NEW HOLLAND TM165 4WD TRACTOR 2000, 165hp, Range Command, 7831hrs, v genuine, 2 owners, 4 spool, PUH, cab susp POA

NEW HOLLAND TM190 4WD TRACTOR 2005, 190h[p, 5674hrs, 18sp Power Command, Super Steer axle, immaculate £28,750 + VAT

JCB 530-70 FARM SPECIAL TURBO 2000, 8071hrs, good tyres, 2 owners from new, c/w pallet tines, PUH, hyd brakes, vgc POA

KVERNELAND LO 85 300 6F PLOUGH 2013, No28 boards (v good), on land/in furrow, good order all round POA

GREGOIRE BESSON HRWB9 7F PLOUGH 2017, on land/in furrow, hyd variwidth, hi spec, some spares, excellent £12,950 + VAT

KVERNELAND LM85 200 9 5F PLOUGH Manual variwidth, rear disc arms but needs discs, good condition £4,650 + VAT

LEMKEN EUROPAL 8 6+1 N 90 7F PLOUGH 2013, vgc

KVERNELAND TS 4.8M TINE SEEDER C/w PTO fan & pre ems, track erads, 3 rows coulters, side markers & harrow, vgc £9,750 + VAT

KVERNELAND TS 6M TINE SEEDER 2009, wheel erads, hyd fan, needs one pre-em disc, excellent £11,950 + VAT

KVERNELAND TS 4M TINE SEEDER DRILL 2005, c/w erad tines & follg harrow, average cond, ideal for wet weather £7,250 + VAT

HERBST 20T HI SPEED DUMP TRAILER 2021, air & hyd brakes, spr axle, 560/60-R22.5 flotations, fantastic condition £18,950 + VAT

BAILEY TAG 16T GRAIN TRAILER 2007, excellent condition, f/w spr axles & drawbar, hydraulic tailgate rollover sheet £12,450 + VAT

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Ernest Doe Power appoints three sales managers Ernest Doe Power has appointed three new area sales managers, a move the company says significantly strengthens its sales team in East Anglia. Ben Halliday, who joins the company’s Fakenham branch, is well connected in the area, having worked on a number of big farms locally and with several other members of his family involved in the machinery businesses. Harry Nesling (left) and Darren Austin (above right) both join the Framlingham branch. Harry is

from a Suffolk farming family and has most recently worked for Fram Farmers, so is already well known to many, the company says. Darren, who is making the move from another local dealer, is a very experienced and successful machinery salesman who already knows the area very well. Ed Perry, general sales manager at Ernest Doe Power, says: “We are delighted to have recruited these three very high calibre additions to our team; they will help us continue to fully cover our sales area and give our customers the quality of service they expect.”

FMC strengthens team with two new starters Through company expansion, FMC has appointed two new members to bolster its marketing and commercial teams. Ed Burks has joined as a product manager while Jason Spencer (below) has taken on the role of key account manager. As a product manager, Mr Burks is working alongside the FMC commercial and technical team to provide effective crop protection solutions to UK growers. With 30 years’ industry experience, he has an extensive knowledge of crop protection garnered through a

variety of roles. Meanwhile, with experience in agronomy and account management roles, Mr Spencer holds BASIS and FACTS qualifications, giving him the perfect balance of practical and commercial experience for the key account manager position, FMC says. “My new role involves working closely with key distributors. I’ll be forecasting, pricing, and linking up with technical colleagues to ensure the right support is in place,” says Mr Spencer. FMC marketing and plant health lead John Hutton, commented on the appointments: “Their vast and varied experience of the crop protection industry will be incredibly valuable to the team as we continue to expand and develop our extensive product pipeline.”

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UK & EXPORT SALES MANAGER We are looking for an experienced sales professional with management skills and good knowledge of the agricultural machinery industry and farming practices. UK Sales – Growing the Stocks share of the wheel, tyre and applicator market. Supporting the sales team. Building relationships with UK agricultural dealers, OEM’s and end customers. Export Sales – Expanding the export dealer network to take advantage of the overseas sales potential. The role would require both UK and worldwide travel. Location is flexible provided it meets the needs of the business. A competitive remuneration package is available.

WHEEL & APPLICATOR TECHNICAL SALES If you have a strong technical understanding of agricultural machinery and agricultural practices then we’d like to hear from you. You will need to be articulate with good communication skills. The role involves sales enquiries for wheels and tyres; applicators and seeders as well as technical advice via phone and via email. The role will be based at Stocks Ag in Wisbech. A competitive remuneration package is available.

Interested? Contact or call 01945 464909 for an application form. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20th JUNE 2022 Stocks Ag Limited. Cromwell Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshires, PE14 0SD. UK

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MASSEY Ferguson drill wheels, 28“. J Fowler Tel 07814 899053 (Lincolnshire) 24-METRE trailed sprayer. J Ramsey Tel 01653 628366 (North Yorks) FERGUSON single furrow plough. £125. G Simpson Tel 07711 508200 (South Yorks)



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POWER harrow 2m, c/w packer roller. B Colson Tel 01284 828251 (Suffolk)

David Smith WANTED 01353 861694

RANSOMES Sims & Jefferies semi digger plough with short cast handles, especially designed to go on an E27N Fordson 2 furrow. D Godfrey Tel 01235 868492/07707 524151 (Other)

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IN-CAB control box for Vogel & Noot Pneumadrill A. 300. N J Mott & Son Tel 01362 850426/07765 858425 (Norfolk)

JOHN Deere 1120, my late father started this project & never got it finished, we are selling this 1120 John Deere, all parts are on pallets, just needs painting & rebuilding. Offers. A Lyle Tel 07889 303809 (Lincolnshire)

COMBINESWANTED New Holland TC, TX, CX Deutz Fahr - all models John Deere 1177, 2056, 2058, 2256, 2258 Claas Lexion 410-420-430-510-520-530 Trailed Berthoud, Knight Sprayers Amazone Kuhn 3 MT Power Harrows Tel: 0035 3862782479

FOUR front weights, don't recognise them. Offers please, no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)


Land Rovers Defenders Range Rovers Discoverys Freelanders all ages or condition cash paid and collected

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SIMBA Miniflow 3m drill, in good working condition. R Statham Tel 07966 422469 (Staffordshire)

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FORD 10 Series double spool valve. £165. G Simpson Tel 07711 508200 (South Yorks)

FORD 10 Series extended weight frame for Ford weights. £125. G Simpson Tel 07711 508200 (South Yorks)


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Francis Holohan 07496 734212 Cambs GREY Ferguson tractor in working order, Norfolk area preferred, but willing to travel for a bargain. With loader would be lovely but not essential. J Wilson Tel 01263 822241 (Norfolk) KRM Optidrill 4m, hydraulic folding, c/w disc coulters, must be in vgc, no cracks or welds. M D Langley & Sons Tel 07866 276500 (Nottinghamshire) AERATOR slitter for grass paddocks. G Dunn Tel 07768 904984 (Cambridgeshire) REAR gates for a PZ300 hay tedder, preferably Northants. S Ronch Tel 07817 269425 (Northants) LOOKING for digital pig weighing scales, must be in good condition & weigh accurately. G Woolf Tel 07747 694466 (Suffolk) HEAVY duty end tow 4m topper wanted. POA. J McGlashan Tel 01787 269297 (Essex) POTATO box tippler. C Cornish Tel 07880 976137 (Suffolk)

WEIGHING EQUIPMENT AVERY platform scales, to weigh up to 250kg, good working order, accurate. P Waspe Tel 07462 472289 (Suffolk)



thinning clear-fell or coppice All species & grades Payment over weighbridge References supplied or view previous jobs Assistance available for woodland management schemes & licensing

WORKSHOP tools – assorted sockets & spanners 3/4" drive sockets, 1/2" drive sockets, 1/4" drive sockets. £40 ono. T Bensley Tel 01354 695455 (Cambridgeshire)

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Timber required standing or felled, soft or hard wood, in particular Ash trees with Ash dieback. TWO tyres 7.50x18, 6ply, look sound. Offers no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)

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DAIRY unit required, would consider sharing, or other arrangements. D Bolderston Tel 07887 925550 (Suffolk)

LISTER bale elevator, engine runs, needs tyres, c/w side boards, fair condition. £150 ono. J Hughes Tel 07974 740776/01451 831370 (Gloucestershire) VINEYARD Fordson Dexta/Super Dexta. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk) JF front mounted windrower. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk)


MCCONNEL Power Arm saw arm, c/w blade, see info on plate. Offers, no VAT. P Beales Tel 07584 189359/01284 828360 (Suffolk)

ROUND BALERS: Welger RP202 Claas 46/240/340 Krone KR125/KR135/1250 McHale 5400/5500


HOWARD Rotovator/Howard Rotoseeder. J Doe Tel 07860 314240 (Suffolk) BELT conveyors, 60t/hr, belt conveyor & also sections for Carrier 400mm belt conveyors. POA. J Wood Tel 07743 242193 (Northants) MASSEY Ferguson 399 2 wheel drive. H Bright Tel 07809 294752 (Bedfordshire) PAIR of crop dividers for Claas Senator 75, must be in good condition. B Lester Tel 01780 410253 (Rutland)

WORKSHOP tools – pillar drill 12 speed, hand drills, power saws & much more. Call for details. T Bensley Tel 01354 695455 (Cambridgeshire)

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VARIOUS horse-drawn implements. Call for details. E Wood Tel 07904 663230/0115 989 9499 (Nottinghamshire) FRONT wheel & tyre to fit IH574/674/785. £50. R Farmer Tel 07772 105744/01302 771127 (South Yorks) LEYLAND 384 with fore-end loader, new dual clutch, all new filters, rewired, well restored, vgc. £5,000+VAT. M Andrew Tel 07903 442568 (Lincolnshire) SCAMMELL unit wheels & tyres, 4x7.50x16 (6 stud) split rim, 4x9.5R17.5 (6 stud) wheels & tyres, off of old Scammell unit. Offers. G Dunn Tel 07768 904984 (Cambridgeshire)

TRACTOR AND MACHINERY brochures wanted. All brands & all years, complete collections. Cash or cheque on collection. Please phone Graham 07889 792875.



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