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  • Biomass burner cuts grain dryer bill by 30% on Borders farm 27th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly Weather conditions during harvest in the Scottish Borders are increasingly unpredictable – the only certainty being that virtually every tonne of grain will need to pass through a dryer. And that’s a costly process. But more and more growers across the north of the UK are looking at ways of trimming those costs […]
    Nick Fone
  • What's in Your Shed? visits a Cheshire mixed farm 26th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly Our latest What’s in your Shed? heads to Cheshire to visit mixed farmer Graham Lowe. The families’ workload load includes a herd of beef cattle along with arable cropping and baling, as well as a farm shop and equine business. We find out why he is so loyal to the New Holland brand […]
    James Andrews
  • John Deere ending support for StarFire iTC receiver 25th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly John Deere’s basic Greenstar receiver StarFire iTC, which was introduced in the late 1990s and has not been sold in the UK since 2010, will receive its final phase-out on 1 June 2018 and will no longer receive support or updates from dealers. See also: 6 budget GPS guidance system options for farmers […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Where agricultural engines are made 24th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly Turn the key and – all being well – it fires up ready for another day’s work on the farm. But who makes the engines used in agricultural vehicles, and where are they built?  There was a time when Cummins, Deutz and Perkins dominated the production of diesel engines for tractors, loaders, sprayers […]
    Peter Hill
  • Bluetooth padlock helps save farmers' hands from the cold 23rd May 2018
    Farmers Weekly No one enjoys the faff of getting a padlock unlocked in subzero temperatures, usually you’ll have to take your gloves off to find the keys in your pocket and then give the padlock a cuddle to thaw the key slot. An addition to your security armour is a Bluetooth padlock, from Masterlock, which […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Claas offers Big Brother-style monitoring for farm kit 22nd May 2018
    Farmers Weekly German manufacturer Claas has introduced a free monitoring systems within its Telematics software. The new remote service function will allow dealers to remotely monitor machines, analyse error messages and book in maintenance intervals to avoid delays, we’re told. See also: Contractor tackles logistics with workforce management tech Launched in time for this year’s […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • At the auctions: Second-hand kit still in high demand 21st May 2018
    Farmers Weekly A full farm dispersal sale took place on Saturday 12 May in Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, and attracted a huge crowd of potential buyers from across the UK. However, many sale-goers left empty-handed as the well-maintained machinery priced many buyers out of the running. Unsurprisingly, the farm’s 2010 Claas Tucano 320 combine made […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Top farm inventions from the USA 20th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly Here on the Machinery desk at Farmers Weekly we love a farm invention. Every year our Farm Invention competition is flooded with entries from farmers who have come up with clever solutions to everyday problems. We’re not alone, either – our friends at Farm Show Magazine in the US regularly serve up 40 […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Autonomous robots drill a 50ha maize crop 18th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly Controlled by an app, a French technology company has built three highly accurate robots that are cultivating, drilling and caring for a 50ha crop of maize, completely autonomously. The project – called Challenge Centeol – is taking place in Burgundy, headed by AgreenCulture, and bears some similarities to the Hands Free Hectare project, […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Classic Ford County tractor sells for record £94,500 17th May 2018
    Farmers Weekly A County tractor, dating to 1981, has sold at an auction for a record £94,500. East Anglian-based auctioneer Cheffins said the sale of the Ford County 1474 Long Nose had broken the record for the highest price paid for a classic tractor in the UK. The tractor had been expected to fetch between […]
    Philip Case