Welcome to the November issue of profi international. In this issue we have an exclusive driving impression of the new Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV. At the moment there is just the one model in the range but eventually it will extend downwards to take over the 7 series. At the other end of the power scale we are looking at two similarly powered John Deeres.
Have a look for yourself to see what else you can read about in our latest issue.
Tractor test: John Deere 5075E takes on 5075M
We dive into the sub 100hp end of the market with a head-to-head test of John Deere’s 5075E and 5075M. Both tractor share the same engine but there were some notable differences when we stuck them on the dyno. Turn to page 12 to find out more.
Practical test: Vicon 7100T BX mower conditioner
Vicon’s latest triple mower conditioner, the 7100T BX, now has the option of a belt merger that can be quickly detached when not needed. We tested it along with the latest Extra 732FT front mower and found there were still a few niggles that needed fixing.
Practical test: Horsch 4AX trailed sprayer
The 4AX may be the entry-level Horsch sprayer, but it is still brimming with spec such as section control and automatic filling. We have been putting the 3,800-litre trailed sprayer through its paces to find out the good and bad. Turn to page 20 to read our practical test.
Driving impression: Valtra G135 Versu tractor
Since it was first introduced in 2006, Valtra’s N series has gained more horsepower and more weight. End result is the smaller models need to go on a diet, and that is where they G series steps in, taking over the 100-135hp band with a lighter, spritelier package.
Driving impression: Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV
We can expect to see more models in Deutz-Fahr’s new 8 series in the coming years, but for now there is just the 8280 that fills the gap between the 7250 and 9290. We get behind the wheel of this latest model to experience the new transmission and other features.
Used machinery: Claas Liner four rotor rakes
Four rotor rakes need to work hard to keep ahead of a chasing forager, such as the Jaguar 900 that we looked at in last month’s Harvest Special. There is a good selection of used Liner models in Claas dealer yards and we have done our homework on what checks you need to make to buy the right machine for your business.
Report: Fiatagri 160-90 Turbo DT
The Fiat 90 series spanned a sizeable horsepower range, with the 160-90 being one of the front runners. We track down an immaculate example that stood on the Fiat stand at Agritechnica in 1988.
Workshop: Know your hoses
There are several options for identifying hydraulic hoses so you plug the right pipe in the correct spool for easy operation. Turn to page 53 to see four options which range in price.
Workshop: Adding mod cons to a classic
Teaching an old dog new tricks. Our four part project looks at adding mod cons to a classic Deutz-Fahr AgroStar 6.21. In this first part we fit a new spool valve which well be used to control a hydraulic top link
John Deere 5075E versus 5075M . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Horsch 4AX trailed sprayer . . . .……. 20
Vicon Extra 732 and 7100T BX triple mowers . . . .……. 26
Cab floor mats that are bad for your health . . . .……. 30
Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV Agrotron tractor…. . . . …....32
Valtra G135 Versu tractor . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Kuhn FC3115D rear mower . . . . .. . . 38
Samasz Twist 600 basket rake. . . . .. . . 42
Amazone UF2002 mounted sprayer . . . . .. . . 46
Avoid heating in a maize clamp . . . .50
Hydraulic hose identification . . . . 53
Deutz-Fahr AgroStar 6.21 overhaul – Part 1 . . . . 56
Claas Liner four rotor rakes . . . . . . 60
Agrirouter data transfer . . . . . 66
Amazone AmaTron Twin-App . . . . . 70
Fiatagri 160-90 Turbo DT . . . . . 76
Opinion: Maize . . . . . . . . 83
Under the hammer: Burton Fields Farm . . . . . 84
Under the hammer: Lintott retirement sale . . . . . 86
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
News.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Contractor prices . . . . . . . 81
Preview . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Spot the difference . . . . . . . . . . . 90