18 December 2020

The January issue of profi International is out now and is jam packed with exclusive driving impressions of the new Slurryquip Cerberus slurry tanker, Krone Big Pack 1290VC square bale, latest generation Fendt Vario 211 and a practical test of the Kemper which could boost the output of your Claas Jaguar.

All this before we even mention our cover story of comparing the four-cylinder New Holland T6.175 and six-pot T6.180 or help explain what to look for when buying a used Bunning muck spreader or why the little Manitou MLT 420-60H can do more than you think.

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Tractor test: New Holland T6.175 vs T6.180

Which is better for your farm or contracting business - four- or six-cylinder? We have been asking that very quesiton and comparing the performance stats of New Holland's T6.175 against the T6.180 as well as Fendt's 516 and 716.

Driving impression: Manitou MLT 420-60H telehandler

Yes, that is a full size concrete panel on the forks of the little Manitou! We roll up the sleeves on the MLT 420-60H to see what it is capable of – quite a lot is the answer.

Practical test: Kemper C3003 Maximum grass pick-up 

The potential to lift up to 10% more grass is one of the big assets of the Kemper C3003 pick up on a Jag 960. But is it all a bed of roses? Find out with our exclusive season long practical test.

Driving impression: Slurryquip Cerberus slurry tanker

A more consistent drawbar load and less tail swing are big pluses for the Slurryquip Cerberus. In fact could this be the ultimate slurry tanker for tight gateways and hilly fields?

Driving impression: Fandt Vario 200 

The Vario 200s have always been a bit more utilitarian compared to the rest of the Fendt stable, but not anymore as the German tractor maker has revamped the range with its latest control offering. Find out what else has changed on page 34.

Used machinery: Bunning Lowlander muck spreader

Tempted to buy a used muck spreader for this spring, then surely a Bunning is going to be among the front runners. We take a look at the Lowlander to see what checks you need make when looking second hand/

Report: Tracked dumpers for wet maize 

Purpose built tracked dumpers are allowing one Dutch contractor to overcome slogging through wet maize fields.

Workshop: Fitting LED work lights

Now is the ideal time to upgrade your work lights. Our step-by-step guide will help you turn night into day.

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Test

New Holland T6.175 vs T6.180 . . . . . . . . . . .  12

Fendt Vario 516 vs 716 . . . .……. 16

Claas Axion 960 Powermix results . .  . . . 18

Valtra N154e long term test . . .  . . 20

Kemper C3003 Maximum grass pick up . . . . 26

Driving impression

Slurryquip Cerberus slurry tanker. . . .…….  30

Fendt Vario 211 tractor . . . .……. 34

Manitou MLT 420-60H telehandler ….  . . . …....36

Krone Big Pack 1290VC baler. . . . . . . . . . .  40

Craco Planier Profi 2650 grassland rejuvenator. . . . .. . .  42

Used machinery

Bunning Lowlander muck spreaders . . . . . . 48

Workshop

Deutz-Fahr AgroStar 6.21 overhaul – Part 3 . . . . 56

Boosting spreader capacity . . . . 60

Fitting LED work lights . . . . . . 62

Market round up

Fertiliser spreaders with weigh cells . . . . 68

Report

Marrying tech with tradition . . . . 78

Tracked dumpers for maize . . . . . 84

Working with a manufacturer . .  . . . . . . 90

Brightwells machinery sale . . . . . 94

Regulars

Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

News.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Preview . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Contractor prices . . .  . . . . 99

Spot the difference . . . . . . . . . . . 98