New Gator is the most comfortable ever

John Deere’s new premium XUV 865R Gator is the most comfortable model ever produced in the company’s popular cross-over utility vehicle range. This 23hp diesel-powered model combines the established high performance of the XUV 865M with a wide range of additional operator friendly features, including a luxurious cab environment. Standard specification includes a continuously variable transmission with on-demand four-wheel drive, power […]

John Deere dealer Sherriff acquires Greenlay

John Deere agricultural and turf dealer Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd, whose headquarters are based at Haddington in East Lothian, has bought the professional turf business of Greenlay Ltd in Cramlington, south Northumberland. This development extends the dealership’s trading area and takes to seventhe total number of Sherriff outlets serving customers from the River Forth in Scotland, down through the Borders to Durham in north-east England and reaching out west to the Cumbrian border.  Sherriff’s head office site at Backburn in Haddington, which replaced the previous facility […]

PSD Groundscare hail Saltex 2019 a huge success

Innovative landscaping solutions unveiled on stand PSD Groundscare are hailing this year’s Saltex a “huge success”, reporting more visitors to the stand than ever before. Customers, prospects and the media were given the opportunity to view a fantastic range of innovative, time-saving solutions to assist with a host of landscaping requirements from leading industry names.  Taking centre stage at the show was the exciting launch of the new Prof 6 Green Waste Shredder […]

Football focus on the north-west

At Burnley FC’s Barnfield Training Ground, the Premier League club’s first order for John Deere machinery from local dealership Balmers GM has bedded in at what is reportedly Britain’s first football facility of its kind. The 10ha Barnfield site includes 15 pitches altogether, including four full-size Desso and a 60 x 40m goalkeeper area in the first team zone, plus […]

John Deere launches commercial battery mower

John Deere is launching its first commercial electric battery powered walk-behind rotary mower at Saltex 2019 at the NEC in October (stand no. E080). The new PRO 43B not only produces zero emissions, but also offers intuitive handling, fast charging and a high level of operator comfort. It is designed to enable professional users to easily cut smaller grass areas and clean up edges in public spaces, without the disturbance and nuisance caused by noise and fumes. Built around an aluminium mower deck with steel reinforcement and alloy wheels for extra durability and reliability, the PRO 43B has shown impressive cutting and bagging performance in […]

RTM Show 2019

On Wednesday Machine Mad headed to the RTM Show 2019 held at RT Machinery’s HQ in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The show was the busiest to date and there was a great atmosphere with loads of demonstrations and equipment to look at. As ever we were impressed with the Spider Mower which we recently tried and reviewed (See the review here). The […]

Landini Rex 3 – an all-new tractor design for vineyard, fruit and horticultural operations

A new Landini compact tractor has been introduced with high power outputs and heavy-duty build for its size to enable it to undertake serious work in confined spaces such as orchards and vineyards, polytunnels and other horticultural situations. The all-new Rex 3 Series comprises three models powered by 55hp, 65hp and 75hp Kohler diesel engines driving through a 16×16 creep mechanical transmission produced by Landini manufacturer Argo Tractors. Adrian Winnett, managing director […]