1 June 2022

 

Welcome to the July 2022 isse of profi international. Going under the tractor testingg spotlight this month is the twin-turbo Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV which proved it was frugal on the DLG test bench but what is it like in the field? If you are a contractor with a limited wholecrop workload and want to know the pros and cons of using a maize header compared to a dedicated cutterbar, well dont miss our comparison of an Orbis 750 and Direct Disc 600. We have have also been testing the double box Lely Astronaut A5 milking robots to see how much electric, water and chemical they consume so you know the running costs.

Thinking of a mounted sprayer, well we round up your popular options on the UK market and we also see what is involved in fitting a Norac boom levelling kit. Plus there is all the great content listed below.

Test

Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV tractor. . . . . . . . . . .  14

Krone Big Pack 1270VC square baler . . . .……. 22

Four square/round bale handlers  . . . . . . . 28

Driving impression

APV  GP600 M2 grass harrow . . . .…….  36

JCB Fastrac Icon tractor . . . .……. 38

Kuhn Optimer L9000 disc harrow . . . .…….  42

Vredo Trac VT5536 self-propelled tanker . . . .……. 44

Kverneland Optima F precision seeder. . . .…….  48

Livestock

Lely Astronaut A5 robots . . . . . . . 50

Used machinery

Weaving Tine and Sabre drills . . . . . . 56

Workshop

Fitting Topcon boom control . . . . . . . 64

Tuning

Tips for easier drilling . . . . . . . 68

Technical

Sprayer closed transfer system . . . . . . . 70

Amazone DirectInject spray system . . . . . . . 72

Claas Orbis versus Direct Disc in wholecrop . . . . . . . 74

Report

Cranberry harvesting . . . . . . . . 80

Comment: Nigel Thornborrow . . . . 70

Auction report – Wallwin sale . . . . . . . . 78

Special

Market round-up: Mounted sprayers. . . . . . . 84

Regulars

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

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

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

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

Contractor prices . . .  . . . . 99