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  • Subaru ceases production of diesel-powered engines 18th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly Japanese giant Subaru is the latest car manufacturer to announce that it won’t be making any more diesel-powered engines, with current UK stock levels only forecast to last until the middle of 2019. See also: High-hour Horsepower: Toyota Land Cruiser hits 484,000 miles Subaru UK says that it has just enough cars to […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Contractor tackles logistics with workforce management tech 17th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly For many busy agricultural contractors, his or her phone is glued to an ear all day dealing with customers and delegating jobs to staff, and record-keeping is still carried out with the faithful pen and paper. However, for Aberdeenshire-based Magnus Sinclair, this sometimes stressful and inefficient way of running day-to-day operations is a […]
    Adam Clarke
  • Farmer-built kit catches the eye at Kent's Agri-Expo show 16th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly New farmer-inspired kit caught the eye at this year’s Agri-Expo, the annual showcase for the latest in agricultural, horticultural and construction machinery at the Kent Showground. Biddy Landroller After seeing the Northern Irish firm’s folding aerator at Grassland and Muck last year, Kent dairy farmer Peter Joules asked if Biddy could make him […]
    Jos Jones
  • £67m broadband scheme launched by government 15th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly The government has unveiled a £67m scheme to help small UK businesses and local community groups fund faster broadband connections. The nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) will provide funding for full fibre broadband worth up to £3,000 for a small- or medium-sized business or £500 for homes. Full fibre connections are faster, […]
    Jonathan Riley
  • Farmers build ultra-accurate GPS system on a budget 15th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly Increasing numbers of farmers are turning to GPS systems to help improve the accuracy of their field operations and make life easier for the operator. But although prices are beginning to drop for some more basic systems, the cost of getting a machine set up for full auto-steer can still be eye-wateringly high. […]
    James Andrews
  • New Holland slots a CVT box in T9 tractors 14th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly In a 500+hp market only worth about 40 units/year, New Holland has upped its game to grab a few more sales by building the world’s largest wheeled CVT driven tractor, equaling the crown held by sister brand Case. The blue firm’s T9 series, built in the USA, now has the AutoCommand option on […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Tech company builds clever maps to make sense of crop data 13th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly Inside a few shabby-chic ex-safe rooms in London’s famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter, some of the best and brightest minds are refining and polishing a technological diamond that is set revolutionise applied agronomy. Backed by heavyweights of both the tech and farming worlds, imagery and data analytics company Hummingbird now offers a wide […]
    Adam Clarke
  • Farmers 'mustn't be left behind' in race for 5G 12th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly The government has unveiled £25m in a bid to help make the UK a “world leader in 5G technology” – amid renewed warnings the countryside is being left behind by poor digital connectivity. So-called fifth generation technology dramatically increases the speed at which data can be transferred across mobile networks. The government says […]
    Johann Tasker
  • Amazone power harrow and drill uncouples in minutes 12th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly Drilling specialist Amazone has added to its small cereal drill range with a 3m width model capable of connecting a cultivator combination in minutes. See also: Trailed Amazone hopper drills and drops fertiliser The AD-P 01 drill connects Amazone’s rotary harrows and cultivators to sit under the drill hopper – which can be […]
    Edd Mowbray
  • Is a future of methane-powered tractors viable? 11th March 2018
    Farmers Weekly If you remember New Holland’s first attempt at a methane tractor back in 2013, you’ll probably recall being hugely sceptical and quite underwhelmed by what was a T6 tractor with an odd-looking cab. However, after dabbling with other forms of alternative power, it seems as though the investment has been ploughed into methane […]
    Edd Mowbray