29 July 2020

Welcome to the September issue of profi 

Tractor test: John Deere 6120M

Is John Deere’s new compact 6M better than the rivals from the likes of Massey Ferguson and New Holland. Find out how the biggest model in the small range faired in our tractor test.

Practical test: JCB Loadall with DualTech VT transmission

With the DualTech VT transmission JCB promises the best of hydrostatic and powershift worlds. After 3,000 hours one livestock farm explains why they this is the best Loadall yet.

Practical test: Joskin Modulo 2 11000ME

With a capacity of around 11,000-litres (or 2,500 gallons in old money) the Joskin Modulo 2 11000ME should be of interest to both farmers and contractors which is why we put one to the test earlier this spring.

Driving impression: Kverneland E-Drill Maxi Plus

Kverneland has brought out a completely new range of power harrows to go with the fresh out of the box, split hopper E-Drill Maxi Plus. Not only will it be of interest to those putting fertiliser down alongside seed, the manufacturer sees a big market for companion cropping.

Livestock: Choosing the right grab 

Shear grab, bucket grab or shear bucket, which is best for your farm? We compare the three different types from Austrian maker Mammut.

Used machinery: Deutz Fahr Agrotron K

With pucks of lift capacity and a lively motor the Deutz Fahr Agrotron K is the subject of this months used machinery guide. Turn to page 56 to find out what checks you need to make.

Workshop: Hole saw for metal

If you want to drill big holes in steel without the expense of a large drill bits, then a selection of hole saws definitely needs to be in your toolbox. We explain how they work and give tips on how to make the most of your investment.

Livestock: Straw blower guide 

The bales are just coming off the field but if you are thinking of buying a new straw blower then now is the time to start looking and our guide to trailed machines is the ideal place to start.

Report: AGCO TerraGator

In the UK the TerraGator was the go-to self-propelled for spreading sewage sludge and other mucky tasks. But then out of the blue AGCO ceased production of the Europen. We find out why.

 

Contents

Tests

John Deere 6120M  . . . . . . . . . . .  10

JCB Loadall telehandler . . . .……. 20

Josking Modulo 2 slurry tanker . . . . . . 26

Husqvarna versus Stihl chop saw . . . . . . 32

 

Driving impression

Kverneland E-Drill Maxi Plus power harrow drill ….  . . . …....36

Dewulf Miedema Structural MS4000 potato planter . . . . . . . . . . .  39

 

Livestock

Mammut silage grabs compared  . . . . . . . . . . .  42

Straw spreader market round-up. . . .……. 48

 

Used machinery

Deutz-Fahr Agrotron K tractors . . . . . . 42

 

Workshop

How it works – vacuum pump . . . .60

Hole saws for metal . . . . 62

Combine mounted fire extinguisher . .  . . . . . 65

 

Tuning

Case IH Puma . .  . . . . . . 66

 

Machine management

Contracting in the Hebrides Islands . . . . 60

 

Report

Under the hammer – Strutt & Parker Farms . . . . . 76

Whatever happened to – TerraGator . . . . 82

Circon Agriculture 2030 future vehicle design . . . . . 88

Behind the scenes at Vervaet . . . . . 90

 

Technical

Danfoil spraying system . . . . . 93

 

Regulars

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

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

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

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

Contractor prices . . . . . . .  . . . 99

 

Ends