Same Deutz-Fahr at the National Ploughing Championships

September 23rd, 2013 By admin

Same Deutz-Fahr plans to have two distinct display areas to at this year’s Ploughing event – a move designed to emphasise a differentiation of the SAME and Deutz-Fahr brands.

*Deutz-Fahr: stand 388, avenue W

For the Deutz-Fahr display, the event will be the first time that models from the recently introduced 5, 6 and 7 Series tractors will be on show in both Powershift and TTV formats. There will be examples from each of the ranges – the award winning 7250 TTV, the 6180 TTV and the 5120 TTV and, with Powershift transmissions, there will the 6180P followed by the 6150.4 and the 5110.

The range topping 263hp 7250 TTV, is powered by a Deutz 6.1 series Tier 4i engine while the 6180 forms part of a six-model line-up which covers the 150hp to 190hp power band. The 5 Series comprises three models and offers a power span from 100hp to 122hp.

Deutz-Fahr will also be promoting a new initiative which will involve inviting visitors to register on the stand for a Deutz-Fahr driving experience – dealers will be running a series of driving days during October and November to provide an opportunity for customers to drive the 5, 6 and 7 Series tractors.

Completing the Deutz-Fahr exhibit will be the brand’s 5-walker 6040 combine harvester and the new Agrovector 37.7 telescopic loader.
*SAME: stand 413, avenue X

The SAME display will provide visitors with the chance to see the new 122hp Same Virtus 120 alongside the latest versions of the popular Tiger, Dorado and Explorer tractors.

Introduced last year, the three-model Same Virtus range is powered by electronically powered 4-cylinder Deutz engines driving through powershift transmissions. Features include a high power to weight ratio – the 120, for example, has a ratio of just 38.5kg/hp.

For SAME tractor enthusiasts, there are also plans for a vintage SAME to be on the stand in support of a brand focus on the SAME heritage. All of which should make interesting viewing.

New heavy-duty XUV Gators from John Deere

September 13th, 2013 By admin

Reflecting the growing popularity of crossover utility vehicles, John Deere’s latest heavy-duty Gator line-up features two new four-wheel drive models, the fast and powerful XUV 825i plus the four-passenger XUV 855D S4.

More power, speed and acceleration are provided by the XUV 825i Gator, which has been designed for drivers who demand advanced off-road performance, all-day riding comfort and the ability to cope with extreme terrain. Gators have always been known for their durability, versatility and safety – the XUV 825i maintains all of these core qualities, but the extra power and speed are what set it apart from the rest of the current range.

The XUV 825i is equipped with an 812cc, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled, dual OHC petrol engine producing 50hp and a top speed of 44mph, plus a 26.7-litre fuel tank. The engine incorporates electronic fuel injection for easy starting, which together with the new continuously variable transmission (CVT) air intake results in smoother automotive-style performance.

A fully locking four-wheel drive system allows this Gator model to cope easily with all types of terrain. The fully independent double wishbone suspension provides 203mm (8in) of wheel travel and up to 267mm (10.5in) of ground clearance. Power steering with an anti-kickback feature is standard, providing easy control of the vehicle with little effort, regardless of the driving conditions.

New Holland sets the pace at BBC Harvest

September 12th, 2013 By admin

Is it feasible that agriculture should step back one hundred years to try and regain a little of the romanticism that seems to have embraced harvest time? As part of the BBC’s Harvest program, a
series of three programmes set to be broadcast in September, an experiment took place on the Essex farm of Guy Smith to establish just what the difference is between a modern combine harvester and a more traditional way of bringing in the harvest.

Using a state-of-the-art New Holland CR8080 SmartTraxTM combine from local dealer Ernest Doe, presenter Philippa Forrester shows viewers how a modern machine brings together all the separate
operations that our ancestors used to undertake to complete harvest and took control to get a feel for the output of a modern harvester. Equipped with New Holland’s GPS guidance system IntellisteerTM, Philippa managed to resist the temptation
to grab the steering wheel and take a straight swath out of the field.

To offer a contrast and a glimpse of a bygone age, volunteers learnt the art of hand cutting wheat with hooks and scythes while a veritable army of local schoolchildren was gathered to relearn the
lost art of hand threshing. Led by co-presenter Gregg Wallace and equipped with pillow cases, bats, sticks and even tennis rackets, the volunteers proceeded to thresh the cut crop and then using sieves and a further measure of manual labour, were introduced
to the art of winnowing – using wind to clean the crop.

Over more than 100 years, the founding companies that have created the modern entity that is New Holland have sought to make life easier and more productive for the farmer. From stationary engines
and threshing machines, through to tractors and grape, cane and combine harvesters, New Holland has consistently been at the forefront of innovation, helping farmers to expand the boundaries of agriculture.

The BBC Harvest Programme is intended to give the wider public an in-depth view of harvest time for UK Agriculture. A series of three programmes covering the harvest of fruit, cereals and vegetables
is scheduled to be broadcast this week (Sep. 11th, 12th, 13th). Following on from the difficult harvesting and sowing conditions of 2012, the series of programmes will show viewers the culmination
of what has proven to be one of the more difficult farming years in recent memory.

Using the CR8080’s GPS system and on-board weighing equipment, Philippa managed to harvest an average of 11kg of wheat a second during her stint behind the wheel.

To find out how the challengers fared with their un-mechanised harvest, tune in to BBC Harvest.

BBC Harvest is on at 8pm on BBC 2 on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th and at 9pm on Friday 13th. Enjoy the viewing!

New DEUTZ-FAHR C9000 Series combine harvester

September 6th, 2013 By admin

DEUTZ-FAHR is set to launch a new range of combine harvesters for the 2014 season. The C9000 series, with its new technical innovations has been designed to bring a new dimension to harvesting efficiency and operator comfort and, in collaboration with Giugiaro Design, the style of the new machines has been completely reworked in line with the latest Deutz-Fahr tractors.

The new range comprises four models: The C9205 TS and C9206 TS with 5 and 6-straw walkers, and the C9205 TSB and C9206 TSB hill models having the slope compensation Balance system (20% lateral and 6% longitudinal). The hill modes are also equipped with new adjustable rear axle and 4WD traction, with the proven and exclusive Anti-Skid system which maximises productivity on all working terrains.

Powered by DEUTZ engines (7.8 litre TCD L6 T4i) to guarantee optimum performance in the field with 334hp output for the C9205 and 395hp for the C9206, fuel consumption is one of the lowest for this power category due to the use of SCR technology and the advanced technical design of the machine which, uniquely, employs transmissions positioned on each side of the engine.

All models are equipped with the high-performance cutter bar, now also available in the 9.0 metre version. A one-piece construction, the Autocontrol device and the Schumacher Easy Cut II system ensures safe and efficient operation in all conditions, providing a uniform cut with minimal wear.

A new feature is use of a feed roller positioned at the start of the intake trunking which takes the crop to the threshing drum. Having retractable tines the feed roller helps to provide an even flow of crop to maximize threshing capacity.
In addition to the new and improved Maxi-Crop threshing system and the exclusive concave with adjustable sections, the hydraulic feed passage inversion system and the Extra Feeding supply system (along with other specifics) have been redesigned by the Deutz-Fahr engineers.

The new and exclusive electro-hydraulic bearing control system on the header is just one of several innovative developments on the new harvesters which help to ensure there is a continuous and uniform feed delivered to the threshing components.

Separation capacity, performance is optimised by the Maxi-Crop system and also by the long straw walkers. Cereal cleaning and integrity are guaranteed by other exclusive proven DEUTZ-FAHR systems, including the grain pan with its 2-step removable sections, the turbo-ventilator, the wide sieves and the DGR (Double Grain Return) recovery system on each side of the machine.

The high visibility driver’s cab is integrated into the new design, with an array of lights and mirrors with dual-reflectors and electrical adjustment. The soft, welcoming driver and passenger seats are equipped with a capacious 21 litre integrated thermo cooler, offering maximum comfort and convenience during long working days. The soft, anti-dust coverings are ideally suited to the needs of the most demanding operators. The steering wheel and column have also been completely redesigned and, as a result, provide optimum ergonomics and safe driving in the field and on the road.

SDF appoints new Parts Sales and Marketing Manager

August 27th, 2013 By admin

Taking on the mantle of Parts Sales and Marketing Manager for Same Deutz-Fahr is Jason Webb who will head up a team of three to expand and grow what is already a successful business for the company.

Jason, whose working career has been involved in agricultural machinery, joins SDF from Agco where he was Business Manager Parts Sales for Central Europe.

“I have always been interested and involved in the mechanical side of agriculture and particularly in the aftersales side of the business where parts can make an enormous contribution to a dealer’s business,” he says.

“Same Deutz-Fahr is clearly a major manufacturer which produces a range of high quality tractors having the respect of the industry and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges my position will provide.”

Jason will be based at SDF’s UK headquarters at Barby, Warwickshire although he says he will also be visiting dealers throughout the UK and Ireland.


August 26th, 2013 By admin

A fleet of eight 20-tonne JS200 crawler excavators has been bought by a construction company and put to work one of the biggest ever highway projects in the Caribbean.

Construction company Construtura OAS has purchased the machines and pressed them into service on the US$7.5 billion Solomon Hochoy highway extension project in Trinidad and Tobago. They have been bought from JCB’s distributor in Trinidad & Tobago, FT Farfan.

The customer, a division of the OAS Group, has a fleet of more than 150 JCB machines in its domestic market of Brazil, and the level of service and back-up provided by JCB and its dealer network has played an important role in this latest purchase.

Construtura OAS has been awarded several sections of the highway contract and the company decided that because the contract was due to last for around five years, that it was more economical to purchase equipment outright rather than to hire in excavators from local companies.

JCB Dealer FT Farfan, a member of the Bryden Group, has supplied the fleet with full service contracts for the first three years of ownership. Farfan will provide OAS with 24/7 emergency support, as well as carrying out all regular maintenance on the contract.

The Solomon Hochoy Highway is the major north-south highway in Trinidad and Tobago, connecting Chaguanas with San Fernando. Originally built as a two-lane road in the early 1970s, it was expanded to a four-lane highway later in the decade. The Ministry of Works and Transport is now undertaking the project to extend the road to Point Fortin.

The project will include a new section of four-lane highway from St Mary’s Junction to Point Fortin, a four-lane highway from Golconda to the Siparia area, a four-lane section from the Siparia area to Point Fortin with a two-lane road connection to La Brea, and the creation of four lanes on the existing South Trunk Road from Gulf City to Paria Suites.

One of the biggest construction businesses in Brazil, Construtura OAS is no stranger to large infrastructure projects and already carries out major works throughout Latin America, with current contracts in Haiti, Columbia and the Dominican Republic. This is the firm’s first project in Trinidad though. OAS has dealt with JCB dealers in a number of countries as well as in its native Brazil.

Combine and Round Baler tour showcases New Holland technology

August 21st, 2013 By admin

Farmers across the UK will be able to get to grips with the latest New Holland harvest technology during a debut tour of the new CX8080 Elevation combine
and RB150 baler.

The two-day demonstrations at a series of sites around the country are the earliest opportunity for customers to get a taste of the machines and see
their capabilities in action.

During August and September New Holland specialists will be on hand with the dealers at these special events to provide the latest information and
answer questions .

CX8000 Elevation super conventional combines are raising the stakes in terms of productivity for strawwalker technology, producing over 490 hp for
unsurpassed capacity. The CX8000 Elevation is perfectly at home in all crops, terrain or conditions.

The CX8000 Elevation combines are also fitted with ECOBlue™ SCR engines which comply with the stringent Tier 4A emissions regulations.

The new Roll-Belt range brings the entire baler line up to date, answering the needs of contractors and farmers alike
for a high performance variable chamber baler.

The RB150replaces the BR7000 and delivers capacity increases of up to 20 per cent. Available in 1.5 and 1.8-metre bale diameters, it’s set to become
the default choice for large livestock operations together with cooperatives and straw, hay and forage contractors.

New Holland Marketing Manager Richard Spencer said: “The CX8080 Elevation combine and RB150 baler are both setting the standard in their segments,
so this is a really exciting tour when they will be unveiled to the market.
“For our customers it’s the first time they’ll be able to see these two stunning machines in action. It will showcase their power, efficiency and quality,
as well as New Holland’s standard comfort and ease of use.

“These new models have answered the latest demands from farmers and businesses, ready in time for the 2014 selling season. This is an excellent opportunity
to demonstrate first-hand what these new models can achieve.”

Fruit Focus gives warm welcome to new Boomer 50 from New Holland

August 20th, 2013 By admin

New Holland’s brand new Boomer 50 compact tractor got a warm welcome both from the weather and visitors when it was introduced to this year’s Fruit Focus.

There were a record 126 exhibitors at the East Malling Research Centre in East Malling, Kent, on Wednesday July 24th, where the Boomer 50 made its debut for New Holland dealership Haynes Agricultural Ltd.

At least one deal was agreed off the back of the show, with a T3030 tractor on its way to a local buyer. Several quotes were also requested, including for the unveiled Boomer 50 which impressed the crowds.

Fruit Focus is the UK’s leading technical event for the fruit industry, annually bringing together more than 1,200 growers and industry professionals with over 115 leading suppliers.

Haynes Agricultural Ltd General Sales Manager Jeremy Cloude said: “People there were impressed with the products on display. In particular there was plenty of interest in the new, adaptable and manoeuvrable Boomer

“A lot of the good response is down to its three-speed rear PTO providing up to 1,000 rpm. It’s got a powerful four-cylinder engine, a tight turning circle, and ergonomic controls with a practical, easy-to-use layout.

“Farmers are starting to renew their older tractors and the new Boomer range is meeting their demands very well. It’s going to be very popular.”

Also attracting the crowds to the New Holland stand was the impressively versatile T4050N narrow four-wheel-drive with its exceptional array of options to refine steering – such as with the tight-turning SuperSteer™
front axle – transmission, speed, power and more.

The go-to tractor for fruit growers, the award-winning T4000 range offers perfect dimensions and unmatched manoeuvrability. Combining rugged build and excellent operator comfort it suits every specialist requirement.

Jeremy Cloude added: “There was a lot of optimism about at Fruit Focus and it was busier than usual on what was a scorching day!

“Both the Boomer 50 and the T4050N got a great reception and we’re looking forward to displaying more new products at the National Fruit Show in October.”

Haynes Agricultural Ltd is based in Maidstone, Kent, and operates from three depots in Great Chart, Wrotham and Uckfield, serving customers across Kent and East Sussex.

Join John Deere on Facebook

August 8th, 2013 By admin

Fans of John Deere in the UK and Ireland can now follow the company on the official John Deere Facebook page and YouTube channel, with new content tailored specifically for these countries.

The Facebook page aims to provide a place for John Deere fans to exchange news and information about the company, its products and activities. Fans are encouraged to get involved by posting comments and photographs, or by clicking the Like button.

Recent official postings have included Zara Phillips celebrating John Deere’s 50th turf division anniversary at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The 2013 Open golf championship at Muirfield, the latest Gator 4×4 crossover utility vehicles and John Deere’s online harvest campaign, featuring S- and T-Series combines. The John Deere Facebook page can be found at or by clicking on the Facebook icon on the company’s website home page at

The John Deere YouTube channel features product videos, along with helpful tips and advice. Fans can sign up on the site as subscribers to get updates when something new is posted. The link for the John Deere YouTube channel is

Massey Ferguson flagship MF 8700 Tractor Series hits 400hp

August 7th, 2013 By admin

With Power Management generating up to 400hp, the new MF 8700 Tractor Series includes the most powerful tractors from Massey Ferguson ever built.

Set for launch at the Agritechnica Show in November, the new MF 8700 Series builds on the success of the award-winning MF 8600 Series, which were the first ever agricultural tractors to use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.

The five new models are powered by the latest, most advanced AGCO POWER engines, which comply fully with the strictest Stage IV/Tier 4 final emissions regulations and feature changes to the transmission, cab and controls to further boost performance, efficiency and ease of use. All are now available with a choice of Efficient or Exclusive specifications.
New MF 8700 Series specifications
Model MF 8727 MF 8730 MF 8732 MF 8735 MF 8737
Max. power EPM (hp)* 300 325 350 380 400
Max. power (hp) 270 295 320 350 370
Rated Power (hp) 240 265 290 320 340
Cab Versions Efficient, Exclusive