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In 2019, Claas announced a host of improvements to the Jaguar 970 self-propelled forage harvester, with new cab controls and a new six-cylinder engine, usurping the previous model’s V8. Simon Henley spoke to the firm involved in testing the preproduction model and who is now running two of the new six-pot Jags.
The combination of bespoke machinery with a focus on soil health, a small anaerobic digestion unit and changing cattle breeds is helping one Norfolk farm to improve its sustainability. Alex Heath finds out more.
With safety increasingly under the spotlight and more distance covered on the road, one farm has opted for a trio of bale trailers with hydraulically operated sides, reducing the time taken strapping a load. Jane Carley reports.
Accurate weighing of loads is a useful bonus for contractors and merchants moving a variety of materials with a tractor loader, as one Devon contractor is finding with Quicke’s latest automated system. Jane Carley reports.
Looking to improve comfort and convenience when scraping out cubicle sheds, one Somerset dairy farmer opted for JCB’s 403 compact loader, adding a range of attachments to make the most of the compact materials handler.
Supplying logs direct to customers has turned into a major diversification for one Shropshire farming business, using some of the most advanced processing kit and drying techniques. Alex Heath finds out more.
Long established land drainage contractor Farm Services has seen renewed interest in the benefits of its services, as soil health continues to gain greater significance on farmers’ agendas. Jane Carley reports.
In recent years, attention to Massey Ferguson’s combines has been diverted at the range topping Ideal machines, however, its smaller ranges are still proving invaluable for many farmers. Alex Heath speaks to a Beta user of