23 September 2019

Welcome to the extra issue in the Profi calendar. In this issue we speak to one contracting business to find out how a Krone Big X 580 has performed over five years. 

We have driving impressions of the Grimme Evo 290 trailed potatoe harvester, Ploeger CM4240 self-propelled merger, Claas Lexion 8900 TerraTrac and how it fits in with the other 2020 combine range and a look at the Becklonne Lademonster transfer hopper.

Used machinery is the New Holland CR, helping guide you through the spec and performance changes.

We report on how telematics has helped Brixworth Farming Company fine-tune its harvesting logistics. We also travel to France to learn about the Thierart Chaff Collector and why it is helping farmers reduce weed counts and creating a sales outlet for chaff. 

Steven Vale catches up with Dutch contractors Hack Harvesting as it hauls a fleet of pea viners to Spain for the annual harvest. We then pop across to Italy to take a look behind the scenes at the Guaresi tomato harvesters and learn how they work.

Back in the 1990s, Deutz-Fahr's solution to tackle the new hybrid combine market was the eight-walker 8XL. We speak to one user and find out why this once high-tech combine stopped production.

Machine management this month focuses on WE Price and why this contracting business has opted to run second-hand combines in and around South Shropshire. While on the east side of the country Geoff Ashcroft catches up with a Massey Ferguson Ideal 9T to see how it has performed in its first season.

If you are interested in a new combine for the 2020 season then don't miss our market round-up.