25 November 2019

Practical test: Three telescopic wheeled loaders

In part one of our telescopic wheeled loader group test we see how our three machines measure up.

 

Driving impression: Strautmann Magnon

Moving head boards are the latest trend in forage wagons and Strautmann has joined the club with the new Magnon, but the really interesting feature is the new pick-up with plastic tines.

 

Driving impression: Claas Arion 660

With the move to Stage V engines, Claas has made a number of other tweaks to the Arion 500 and 600. We discover what has changed on page 32.

 

Driving impression: Wienhoff PTW Profi Line

German firm Wienhoff may not yet be available on the UK or Irish markets but its new powered axle is certainly an intriguing option, not just for overcoming wet ground but climbing steep hills.

 

Machine management: PX Farms

Starting from a clean sheet of paper, PX Farms believes its controlled traffic farming system and improved soil structure has allowed it trim out some potato growing field work.

 

Machine management: W Raper and Son

Low-disturbance drilling can come with a lower price tag, just learn from the experience of Yorkshire farmer Richard Raper who has converted a Horsch Sprinter to slimmer coulters.

 

Report: Tomatoes harvest

We find out how the MTS self-propelled tomato harvester works and speak to one Italian farmer about the challenges of growing the crop outdoors.