Derbyshire pub owner introduces tractor parking bay for local farmers 

A Derbyshire pub owner said he did not see anything unusual about his tractor parking bay before it became national news. 

Two Darlington men linked to £1m farm machinery theft arrested  

Two men have been arrested in Darlington in connection with the theft of farm machinery worth about £1 million.

AGCO and Trimble announce launch of new precision ag brand PTx

Trimble’s precision agriculture business and AGCO’s JCA Technologies will combine to form new venture PTx Trimble. The brand will factory fit and retrofit precision technology that meets farmers’ needs.

Could hydrogen-powered tractors become a regular sight on British farms?  

New regulations, set out in a consultation, would allow hydrogen-powered tractors, diggers and forklifts to be used on roads in Great Britain.

Driverless solution for arable farmers launches

Kuhn has launched its autonomous concept Karl, a driverless solution aimed at arable crop production.

UK tractor registrations in March 2024 marked as above average 

The number of agricultural tractors (over 50hp) registered in the UK in March has risen by 4% compared to the same time of year in the last five years. 

Compact telehandler is a new option for UK farmers

Kubota displayed its KTH4815-2 4.8m, 1.5t compact telehandler for the first time at the LAMMA show in January this year. Customer and dealer deliveries start this month, so David Williams has been putting the new model through its paces.

New trailer fits bill for Herts farming firm

A Hertfordshire contract-farming business operating one of the first short-chassis 24t Richard Western SF24HS Suffolk trailers is already reaping returns.

Machinery manufacturer Ktwo has entered into administration

Ktwo Sales Ltd, the Buckinghamshire manufacturer of spreaders and trailers, went into administration at the end of last month (March 2024).

Collings Brothers ceases trading with immediate effect 

Cambridgeshire dealer Collings Brothers said the current economic climate has put the business under significant pressure, forcing its closure.

Cultivator and drill demonstration proves popular with potential buyers

Relentless wet weather gave way to a few drier days in mid-March, creating workable conditions for an Oliver Landpower Ltd demonstration of Sumo drills and cultivators, and JCB Fastracs. David Williams was there.

See how Somerset boutique hotel produces home-grown flour

The Newt in Somerset, a part of the Newt Estate, which was recently named one of the best boutique hotels in the world, took on a challenge to supply its restaurants with ingredients grown, foraged and reared on the site. The processing of its own heritage wheat will enable home-grown flour to become a valuable additional ingredient. 

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