Author Posts: David Williams

Capable and comfortable base-spec pick-up

The popular Isuzu D-Max pick-up received a refresh last year which included revised styling and an improved interior. The biggest changes affected the base Utility version, and Farmers Guide has been putting it through its paces. David Williams reports.

Trials assess benefits of wider seed bands

A crop establishment trial to find out whether drilling wheat and barley crops in wider, shallower bands results in the plants making better use of the extra space is proving to be an effective strategy. David Williams found out more.

Inter-row drill investment aids move to more sustainable farming

A Shropshire family farm is making a gradual move to regenerative farming and improved soil health with the help of a Weaving IR (inter-row) drill. David Williams reports.

Family 4×4 proves its off- and on-road capabilities

Farmers Guide has been putting the Subaru Forester 4×4 estate through its paces, to find out how the latest hybrid drive-line set-up copes with typical farm use. David Williams reports.

Hundreds of thousands of farmers enjoy Agritechnica’s return

The first Agritechnica event for four years took place in Hanover, Germany in mid-November. Marking the end of a year packed full of manufacturer press events where new machines were previewed, the show was the first opportunity for many dealers and potential customers to inspect the latest offerings for the first time. David Williams was there.

High prices achieved at Northwold dispersal sale

A dispersal sale at Northwold in south-east Norfolk, resulting from the retirement of the Eyles family from farming and engineering, featured a wide selection of extremely attractive lots which achieved excellent results for the vendors. David Williams was there.

Gull-wing trailers keep loads and other road users safe

New trailers with a clamshell load securing system have been chosen by a Lincolnshire vegetable and salad producer for their ability to secure and protect loads better than traditional straps and sheets. David Williams reports.

Versatile deep cultivator helping meet green farming objectives

A large-scale farming operation focused on green energy production has invested in a pair of one-pass deep cultivators which will be used for all future cultivations. David Williams saw the machines in action.

Extra power increases appeal

A protracted launch of New Holland’s latest T7 HD-series flagship, which commenced with a preview at Cereals in June, peaked at the German Agritechnica event this November when it was displayed to the European public for the first time. David Williams spent a few hours in the seat.

Satisfaction with new tractor resulted in second of the same model

A Norfolk farming family was so impressed by its first Fendt tractor, that another of the same model followed just 18 months later. David Williams visited the farm to find out more.

Versatile and comfortable farm pick-up

UK deliveries of Volkswagen’s latest Amarok pick-up began this summer, providing an additional option for UK agricultural operations. Born out of a collaboration between Ford and Volkswagen, many components are shared with Ford’s new Ranger but the interior is quite different. David Williams tried it out.

New Valtra flagship brings more comfort, features and power

Valtra used an exclusive press event in Finland to demonstrate its new S6-Series tractors with up to 420hp, which will replace the current S4 flagship line-up. David Williams spent time at the wheel.

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