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On Farm Opinion – Cross-border farming

  With 2000ha of combinable crops to cover in Scotland’s short growing season Berwicks based Mountfair Farming’s move to a controlled traffic system of farming was the catalyst that led to the purchase of a pair of New Holland CR10.90 combines in 2016. CPM reports. The combines were really part of the evolution of the […]

On Farm Opinion – More power to your elbow

  With thoughts of changing his telehandler, a Yorks farmer had the chance to put the latest Cat TH408D through its paces for a few weeks this spring. CPM sought his verdict on Caterpillar’s flagship model. Everything that comes on to the farm arrives or leaves via a materials handler – you just need them […]

On Farm Opinion – Lincs contractor is a Claas act

  Amid growing demand for anaerobic digester feedstock, many arable farmers are using contractors with high output forage harvesters to bring in the crop. CPM takes a look at custom AD-harvesting UK style. My primary objective is to sell my customers machinery and contract services and there’s a lot of preparation work that needs to […]

Autosteer – Staying on track

  Retrofitting older tractors with the latest technology has it advantages, but it comes down to evaluating the technology on offer and determining if or where they fit into an operation. CPM looks at a few of the options. There’s less overlap, compaction and I know my valuable input is going in the right place. […]

Cereals 2017 – Technology in action at Cereals

  Innovation and automation were the draws at this year’s Cereals event. CPM was there. By Jane Brooks Growers were out in force to see some of the latest technology being demonstrated alongside more tried-and-tested arable solutions. The sprayer zone proved to be one of the busiest parts of the show, with the cultivation equipment […]