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The UK agricultural equipment market in first half 2015

The UK agricultural equipment market in first half 2015

Farm machinery sales: British farmers are estimated to have spent of the order of £1.9 billion on farm equipment in 2014 but the provisional view, based on indications from the first half of this year, is that expenditure may be some 10% lower in 2015 in the face of a challenging farming environment. Tractors are […]

Yorkshire farm machinery importer launches Unia Discs

Yorkshire farm machinery importer launches Unia Discs

An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has further consolidated his partnership with Polish manufacturing giant, Unia, by launching its range of Ares Discs in the UK. Market Weighton based Manterra Ltd. is the sole UK importer for Unia Group, Central Europe’s leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Of the launch of the Ares Discs, Manterra founder, […]

New UK HQ and factory for Fliegl

New UK HQ and factory for Fliegl

German farm equipment manufacturer Fliegl – known for its manure and slurry machinery and push-off trailers – is set to open a new HQ and factory in the UK. The family run business is in the final stages of negotiations to sign a lease on a property at Frampton Fen in Boston, Lincolnshire. The announcement […]

Daredevil farmer tackles steep Cornish hills with TAFE

Daredevil farmer tackles steep Cornish hills with TAFE

On his family’s north Cornwall farm, Robert Hooper regularly ventures on to steep ground where most people find it hard to keep their footing and stand upright. Yet he drives a tractor backwards and forwards across the dramatic slopes, spraying weeds and spreading fertiliser to keep the grass productive for grazing sheep and cattle. He’s […]

Trelleborg announces agricultural tyre price increase

Trelleborg announces agricultural tyre price increase

Trelleborg Wheel Systems announces a seven to ten percent price increase in Europe, effective June 1st, 2015. The price rise, which includes tyres for agricultural, forestry and light agricultural application, is driven by a macroeconomic pressure on the manufacturing footprint outside the European area. The strong appreciation of the USD against the Euro along with […]

Nokian Tyres and Valtra Set the New World Record for Tractors: 130.165 km/h!

Nokian Tyres and Valtra Set the New World Record for Tractors: 130.165 km/h!

The new world record for fastest tractor was achieved when Nokian Tyres and Valtra combined their northern expertise. The new amazing record was set on a snowy and icy road in Finnish Lapland. Multiple World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen kept his head cool and drove the machine at a speed of 130.165 km/h (80.88mph). Breaking […]

Tong Peal celebrates 85 years of engineering excellence

Tong Peal celebrates 85 years of engineering excellence

Tong Peal Engineering, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of grading and handling equipment for the vegetable industry is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2015. The family run business, which has a turnover of around £13 million per year and exports to more than 20 countries worldwide, is entering 2015 with an upgraded model of […]

Kubota RTV X900 impresses

Kubota RTV X900 impresses

Ruggedly built and supremely capable, the new Kubota RTV X900 impressed at its first showing last month when it was introduced to a number of farming and outdoor media outlets, including FMN. Kubota’s new offering has certainly come a long way and has improved on just about every area when compared to the previous model. […]

Augusta produces 1 millionth John Deere tractor

Augusta produces 1 millionth John Deere tractor

Established in 1990, with the first tractor – a 55 Series model – coming off the line in 1991, the factory has specialised in the production of compact utility tractors and now supplies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Series models from 26 to 115hp to a wide variety of customers and international markets. These […]

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