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Swivelling lower links for negotiating bends during mowing

CLAAS and Hans Sauter GmbH have jointly developed a hydraulically swivelling front lower links system for use with mounted front and rear mower combinations. This significantly reduces or even completely eliminates strips of grass being left when negotiating bends and mowing on slopes. Eliminating this problem makes a significant contribution to…

CLAAS AXION 900 TERRA TRAC

The Grassland & Muck event was due to have been the first opportunity to see the new Claas Axion Terra Trac in action. On display would have been the top-of-the-range 445hp AXION 990 TERRA TRAC, which was due to have…

Get the latest guidance technology for less

Farmers and contractors are being offered the chance to upgrade their old John Deere StarFire iTC satellite receivers for the latest SF6000 guidance technology at a specially reduced price, from now up to the end of April 2020. The introduction of the StarFire iTC receiver in 2004 established John Deere’s industry leadership in automatic…

CLAAS begins cooperation with start-up E-FARM.COM

Harsewinkel, 2 October 2019. CLAAS has entered into a cooperation agreement with the online used machine platform E-FARM.COM. The start-up from Hamburg maps the complete marketing process for used agricultural machinery.  Dynamism should be maintained E-FARM.COM markets used agricultural machinery on its online platform and…

Operations Centre adds a company a week

Today’s farmers and contractors have to manage a large amount of data. With the cloud-based John Deere Operations Centre, not only can documentation and John Deere machine data be exchanged, but also data from external applications such as field maps and weather stations or from competitive equipment. Additional functions can also be easily integrated…

Front axle suspension enhances traction and comfort across the Massey Ferguson MF 3700 AL range

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is proud to announce it is introducing front axle suspension for its highly acclaimed MF 3700 AL tractor range. This new option, which is available to order now, will further improve the ride…

The new Quadtrac and Steiger AFS Connect™ series: when power meets technology

New line of articulated 4WD tractors / Proven power with a redesigned cab / Includes advanced technology for easier operation and ultimate connectivity / Available in Europe in Autumn 2020 Case IH introduces the new Quadtrac and Steiger AFS Connect™…

NEW JCB FASTRAC 4000 SERIES TRACTORS WITH ADDED PRODUCTIVITY

A refreshed range of JCB Fastrac 4000 Series tractors has been introduced with uprated axles for increased payloads and durability, along with new tyre options and a locking front axle differential for increased traction in the field. The upgrades also include a factory-fitted precision guidance option and engines with an auto shut-down feature and extended service intervals that help further reduce total cost…

Massey Ferguson invigorates its show strategy and strengthens its MF eXperience Tour for 2020

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is pleased to announce it’s continuing its novel, disruptive show strategy and strengthening its European MF eXperience tour in 2020. While still introducing and promoting its full line of products and services at shows, farmers and contractors also have the opportunity to try and test machines on their own farms as well…

Cumbrian farm machinery dealership makes switch to McCormick tractors

A change of tractor franchise to McCormick will enable an agricultural machinery dealership to support more farmers and contractors throughout Cumbria. Newton Trailer Centre, run by Tony and Fiona Blackburn at Newton Reigny near Penrith, is already part of the…

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