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QF Tractors Ltd fall foul of Trading Standards

Alan Farrow, a director of QF Tractors Ltd and Christine Farrow, a former director of the company, both of Canal Head, Pocklington appeared at the county court at Leeds on Wednesday, 3 October where they admitted nine allegations of contempt of court. The case was brought against the Farrows by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s […]

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 […]

Tractor speed move will benefit British farming and make roads safer

Tractor speed move will benefit British farming and make roads safer

The CLA today (21 October) said the Government’s announcement to increase the maximum speed limit for conventional tractors from next March will make British farming more competitive and the roads safer. The organisation, which represents landowners, farms and rural businesses, said it welcomed the changes to tractor speeds but was disappointed that the maximum weight […]

Farmers get £62m annual boost as tractor weight and speed limits are increased

Farmers get £62m annual boost as tractor weight and speed limits are increased

Britain’s farmers are set for a bumper harvest as the government slashes red tape to boost tractor weight and speed limits, Transport Minister Claire Perry announced today. The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government will also develop detailed proposals for […]

CLAAS builds its 100,000th CLAAS tractor

CLAAS builds its 100,000th CLAAS tractor

The 100,000th CLAAS tractor has rolled off the assembly line at the CLAAS tractor factory in the French city of Le Mans. In Le Mans, up to 13,000 tractors are developed and built annually – from the AXOS 310 to the largest standard CLAAS tractor, the 410hp AXION 950. One hundred thousand tractors in 10 […]

EU sees sense on MOTs for tractors and livestock trailers after NFU lobbying

EU sees sense on MOTs for tractors and livestock trailers after NFU lobbying

The NFU has successfully secured exemptions for agricultural vehicles from unnecessary MOT testing following a vote by the EU Parliament. After a ‘trilogue’ agreement between the European Parliament, Council and Commission at the end of last year, MEPs in Strasbourg have today finally decided to ditch the proposals in a full plenary vote. The plans, […]

FSB concerns heard as European Parliament introduces new roadworthiness regime

FSB concerns heard as European Parliament introduces new roadworthiness regime

Commenting on today’s vote in the European Parliament to introduce a new roadworthiness regime, John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Small businesses will be pleased that they are not facing new and unnecessary burdens to test their light trailers and tractors. Having campaigned hard on this issue for almost two years, the […]

UK tractor registrations for 2013

UK tractor registrations for 2013

In the main there was not a huge variation in relative performance amongst regions with the major exceptions that the East held steady at exactly the same number as in 2012, making it the best performing region, and at the other end of the spectrum, the North East and the West Midlands saw declines of […]

Tractor speed move will cut red tape

Tractor speed move will cut red tape

The Association, said it provided a clear statement about the Department for Transport’s commitment to implement suggestions made under the Farming Regulation Taskforce (MacDonald) Report. CLA President Harry Cotterell said: “It is hugely encouraging to see a government department looking at ways in which it can remove red tape and burdens to agricultural businesses. “The […]

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