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.

Flagship Fendt tractor gets top marks in independent test

A year on from its launch, the flagship Fendt 728 Vario (Gen7) has come out top in an independent DLG PowerMix test which measured the performance, efficiency and fuel consumption of the 303hp tractor.

Security marking and tracker/immobiliser fitted as standard

Suzuki’s ever-popular KingQuad ATVs now come fitted with an enhanced security package as standard courtesy of the company’s partnership with Datatool and Datatag.

More to see and do at LAMMA for 2024

As the UK’s largest agricultural machinery show, LAMMA is set to pull out all the stops in 2024 and will supply visitors with a huge range of features yet again.

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 all-electric haulage service launches

Voltloader is transitioning to sustainable haulage with the launch of a new fully electric haulage service initially focusing on the agricultural industry.

Celebrating 75 years of the Land Rover Series 1

This year marks 75 years of the Land Rover Series 1, so a fitting celebration will take place at the Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show on 4th and 5th November.

Rare Land Rover selection on display at inaugural event

Stonham Barns Park in Suffolk saw an influx of Land Rovers from all over the country amass for the venue’s inaugural Land Rover Show.

New tractors, combines and mowers debut at German press launch

Claas used an exclusive press event in Germany to show its new 650hp Xerion flagship for the first time, along with smaller tractors from 75–103hp, a new mower conditioner and entry-size combines with styling and features like larger models. David Williams was there.

Auctioneers report above-average machinery sales amid busy year

Demand for second-hand farm machinery is on the rise and Halls have reported selling nearly £5.6 million worth of equipment so far in what has been an exceptionally busy year for dispersal sales.

New equipment theft law described as a “win” for farmers

The Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill offers new powers to make regulations deterring the theft and resale of quads and ATVs.

Farmers issued tyre safety reminder as part of Farm Safety Week

As Farm Safety Week gets underway, farmers are being reminded to perform vital tyre checks on agricultural machinery to maintain safety on farmland and rural roads.

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