Mower maintenance tips to last the distance of the silage season
Often regarded as one of the simpler machines around the farm but it is far from it. To get power from the tractors PTO to the blades of the mower bed a complex drive system is required.
13 January 2016 Farm machinery
A goliath among loaders - the Manitou MLT1040 & MLT960
Bruce Lett gets to grips with the latest telescopic loaders from French company Manitou.
6 January 2016 Farm machinery
Rodents no more than a few metres away on most farms
It is an unfortunate part or farming that wherever there are humans and livestock, there will be rodents. The two main pests that fall into the problem rodent category are mice and rats.
Bigger green machines from Fendt
The Fendt 1000 series is not just a cosmetic update; it is a new design from the ground up to delivering their highest horsepower tractor yet.
6 January 2016 Farm machinery
Tractors show true colours in Landini v. McCormick trial
Bruce Lett tests the latest offerings from Landini and McCormick to answer the age-old question – is it red or blue for you?
30 December 2015 Farm machinery
Giving the slurry tanker the once-over
With the slurry spreading season just around the corner (weather permitting), it is worthwhile to take a little time to check over your slurry tanker
30 December 2015 Farm machinery
Claas has the X factor with Xerion
Flexible Claas Xerion range offers plenty of options to farmers.
9 December 2015 Farm machinery
Useful tips when buying a used 4x4
4x4’s of one make or another are popular on farms all over the country and buying a good secondhand one may be a challenge and we've got some useful tips to help you along the way.
9 December 2015 Motoring
The Irish connection at Case IH in Austria
Bruce Lett recently travelled to Austria, visiting Case IH’s headquarters, where he interviewed Matthew Foster from Northern Ireland who is the vice-president, sales and marketing.
18 November 2015 Farm machinery
Gearing up for Agritechnica
Bruce Lett recently travelled to the preview event in Hannover to see what will be on offer for visitors next week.
4 November 2015 Farm machinery
The changes to a tractor when a loader lifts a bale of silage
Lifting and loading bales of silage is a common task on farms in the winter. Bruce Lett reports.
21 October 2015 Winter Feed Equipment
Beet: getting it washed and chopped
Many farmers are considering adding beet to the animal feed diet, good equipment can remove a lot of time out of this task.
21 October 2015 Winter Feed Equipment