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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…

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…

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…

SPEARHEAD STRENGTHENS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION

There’s been a huge transition at Spearhead and the impact is very positive. In a complete restructure of the distribution network, direct partnerships have been established with new importers in 15 European countries. The growth in coverage is substantial, whilst…

NEXT GENERATION MULTICUT LAUNCHED IN EUROPE

Following significant design improvements, Spearhead has launched a new generation of Multicut rotary mowers. Two models make up the offering, both with many enhancements to their performance, ease of maintenance and longevity. The market leaders for rotary mowers across Europe,…

Massey Ferguson MF 3709 AL wins

Tractor Of the Year “Best of Specialised” 2020 Finalist Award Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is delighted to receive a Finalist Award for its 95hp, MF 3709 AL in the Tractor of the Year 2020 ‘Best of Specialised’ category, at a special ceremony at…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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