UK tractor sales highest for three years

March 2017 saw the highest number of new tractor sales for three years, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association in the UK. Registrations of agricultural tractors over 50hp reached 1770 units, which is 43.2% higher than in March 2016. The number of units sold over the first quarter of the year is now 3024 units, which is […]

Brexit workers exit to benefit farm machinery sales

Poskitt Carrots in the UK prides itself on its fresh, local produce: 70,000 tons of the orange vegetable is harvested every year from a big family farm in north Yorkshire. Source: Marketplace But many of the staff are not home-grown. Take the receptionist, Aiste Lukociute; she’s a Lithuanian who’s worked at Poskitts for eight years and most of […]

Shut the gate on intruders

Keeping intruders and their vehicles away from your farm can be a difficult task, especially when cheap cordless and petrol powered grinders can cut through any chain or padlock. Source: Farmers Weekly But a Cambridgeshire UK manufacturer Tailormade reckons its road blockers are all but impregnable. Two heavy-duty gates plus a massive 20mm-thick steel flap that rises […]

UK machinery sector points to upswing

The UK agriculture sector is, despite the “uncertainty” stemming from Brexit, starting to recover from a downturn fostered by weak commodity prices – at least, if the machinery sector is anything to go by. Source: Agrimoney Carr’s Group, the feed-to-engineering group, acknowledged the hit to sentiment in farming from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, a departure which is […]

Hint of new world record bid as JCB marks decade as champions

JCB UK Chairman Lord Bamford has indicated a fresh attempt on the world diesel land speed record could be made in the future – if the one set by JCB exactly a decade ago is ever broken. He was speaking at an event this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the JCB Dieselmax car […]

UK tractor sales drop

The Agricultural Engineers Association in the UK has released its half year tractor statistics, which continue to show a drop in sales but a gradual increase in average power. Source: Farmers Weekly UK The first six months of 2016 saw 5382 agricultural tractors over 50hp registered for road use, which worked out as a 9.8% decrease compared with the 5970 […]

Case rejects plans to leave after Brexit

Case New Holland plant bosses insist they have no plans to leave Basildon after more than 50 years in the town despite previous claims Brexit would force it out. Source: Echo News UK Case New Holland in Basildon has a workforce of more than 1000 people. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, that owns New Holland, was […]