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John Deere Construction and Forestry build new training facility in Illinois

John Deere Construction and Forestry build new training facility in Illinois John Deere recently completed the construction of a 7,500 square foot facility in Coal Valley, Illinois to better meet internal training demands of their John Deere Construction and Forestry divisions, along with supporting customer visits and events. The building is part of the Construction …

Second bespoke Volvo EC140ELM Forestry Excavator for BM Excavations

Second bespoke Volvo EC140ELM Forestry Excavator for BM Excavations Ben Miller, proprietor of East Lothian based BM Excavations has taken delivery of a second bespoke Volvo EC140ELM excavator for his contracting business. Replacing his first EC140ELM purchased three years ago, Ben’s new charge is certainly a one-off, after making a long list of modifications and …

New Holland announces new dealer appointment in South Wales

New Holland announces new dealer appointment in South Wales New Holland is pleased to announce the appointment of David Evans Agricultural Ltd to cover the vacant territory around Bridgend in south Wales. Located in the heart of The Vale of Glamorgan in Llancarfan near Cardiff, the company covers the M4 corridor from Chepstow to The …

New Holland showcasing their machinery at Cereals and at The Royal Highland Show

New Holland showcasing their machinery at Cereals and at The Royal Highland Show New Holland Agriculture will be showcasing the diverse range of products it now offers at Cereals on 12-13 June 2019 as well as at the Royal Highland show on 20-23 June 2019. This will include updates to its telehandler range and its …

Small Robots showcase sustainable farming robots at 4IR Agritech event

Small Robots showcase sustainable farming robots at 4IR Agritech event Small Robot Company, a British Agritech start-up for sustainable farming, featured prominently in the Spring Reception for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) yesterday. Using robotics and artificial intelligence, the company has created an entirely new model for ecologically harmonious farming. …

Material Handler with electric travel drive developed by SENNEBOGEN

Material Handler with electric travel drive developed by SENNEBOGEN At ligna 2019, in Hanover, SENNEBOGEN will showcase a new electric drive version of the diesel hydraulic Pick & Carry Material Handler SENNEBOGEN 735 that is so popular with the timber industry. The prototype is currently being field tested and will be ready to go into …

Volvo Electric Excavator digs in at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Volvo Electric Excavator digs in at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show The construction of the Morgan Stanley Garden – one of this year’s main show gardens at the global consumer showcase – will be the first major project for Volvo’s new electric ECR25. Highlighting the machine’s unique capabilities for inner city environments and in keeping …

John Deere announces Connected Support for Construction and Forestry Equipment

John Deere announces Connected Support for Construction and Forestry Equipment Designed to improve customer service and machine monitoring, John Deere announces the new John Deere Connected Support™. Enabled through the JDLink™ telematics connection, John Deere Connected Support leverages a suite of dealer and factory tools to deliver increased productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs. …

Komatsu announces purchase of forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

Komatsu announces purchase of forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro Komatsu America Corp. a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TimberPro Inc. The acquisition is expected to close on April 1st 2019, subject to completion of the closing conditions. Established in 2002, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer …

New Holland launches new TH Series telehandler

New Holland launches new TH Series telehandler New Holland Agriculture extends and upgrades its six to nine meter telehandler offering, which introduces the new naming and livery. The new naming consists of the TH letters, for Telescopic Handler, and the numbering based on the key machine specifications: this combination provides a quick and easy product …

Fageraas Skogsdrift puts the new Hitachi Forestry Excavator to the test

Fageraas Skogsdrift puts the new Hitachi Forestry Excavator to the test Norwegian company Fageraas Skogsdrift DA is among the first contractors to test the Hitachi ZX135USL-6 forestry excavator in its natural habitat. The special application machine has been designed and engineered specifically for the needs of the challenging conditions found in the European market. Hitachi’s …

New Holland announces winners of 2018 Dealer of The Year Awards

New Holland announces winners of 2018 Dealer of The Year Awards Winners of New Holland’s 2018 Dealer of The Year Awards in UK and Ireland have been announced: Overall dealer of the year: Agricar Ltd of Forfar Large tractor and harvester dealer of the year: Ravenhill of Elgin Medium tractor and harvester dealer of the …

New Holland shows off updated telehandlers and new implement range at FTMTA 2019

New Holland shows off updated telehandlers and new implement range at FTMTA 2019 New Holland Agriculture will showcase updates to its telehandler range, and present its new range of implements at FTMTA on 7 – 9 February 2019, which many farmers will see for the first time. Its latest tractors and forage harvester will also …

Success for the Small Robot Company with £1.2 million Crowdcube campaign

Success for the Small Robot Company with £1.2 million Crowdcube campaign Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced that it has raised £1.2 million on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding platform. It reached its initial funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch thanks largely to support from the farming community. …

New Holland wins SIMA 2019 Innovation Award for Combine Feed Roll Reverser

New Holland wins SIMA 2019 Innovation Award for Combine Feed Roll Reverser The international jury panel of agricultural experts of the SIMA 2019 Innovation Awards bestowed the Bronze Medal to New Holland’s Dynamic Feed Roll (DFR) Reverser on the CR combine. This innovative feature enables the operator to clear blockages of the Dynamic Feed Roll …

New Holland award-winning innovations win ASABE AE50 Awards for 2019

New Holland award-winning innovations win ASABE AE50 Awards for 2019 The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has elected the New Holland IntelliSense™ combine setting system and the Intelligent Trailer Brake System recipients of the 2019 AE50 Awards. The award, sponsored by ASABE’s Resource magazine, recognises the year’s most innovative designs in engineering …

New Holland launches technical training programme in Ethiopia

New Holland launches technical training programme in Ethiopia New Holland has launched a new course to train technicians for agricultural equipment and engines in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The course is part of the TechPro2 vocational programme launched by CNH Industrial with the aim to involve local communities in advanced training specifically tailored for young people …

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has announced the official unveiling of its Harry digital planting robot at Agri-Tech East’s REAP 2018 Conference in Cambridge. Just one year on since Small Robot Company first previewed its ‘Farming as a Service’ model …

Komatsu at Forest · Forestry · Environmental Machine Exhibition Demonstration in Japan

Komatsu at Forest · Forestry · Environmental Machine Exhibition Demonstration in Japan Toru Ohashi, President of Komatsu will be hosting the 2018 Forest · Forestry · Environmental Machinery Exhibition Demonstration with the Forestry Mechanization Association of Japan. The event will be held on November 18 to 19 at Akikawa High School, Akiruno City, Tokyo, Japan. At …

Solesbee Excavator Stump Puller features replaceable wear tips

Solesbee Excavator Stump Puller features replaceable wear tips Solesbee, a premier equipment and attachments manufacturer, offers its excavator Stump Puller for efficient stump removal and land clearing. Solesbee’s manufactures the attachment with high-strength alloy steel and replaceable wear tips for extended service life. The powerful attachment, known as the “Stumper,” fits 15- to 40-ton excavators …

Hyundai excavators not stumped by thriving forestry business

Hyundai excavators not stumped by thriving forestry business Braintree, Essex based, Kingwell Holdings, headed up by founder and Managing Director, Justin Kingwell, have become renowned as a highly specialized forestry and site clearance firm, having worked on a wide variety of large contracts across the UK. The company runs some impressive specialized kit including AHWI …

Five of the cleverest environmentally friendly innovations

Five of the cleverest environmentally friendly innovations Climate change is a reality and we know that it is accelerated by our actions. But humans are by nature innovative and although our industrial revolution may have had huge environmental impacts, it is our technological revolution that might just save the day. Here we look at some …

Ziegler Group focuses on flexible Sawmill and logistics solutions

Ziegler Group focuses on flexible Sawmill and logistics solutions With its headquarters in Bavaria, the Ziegler Group is well established in the timber and sawmill sector, not only because it operates Europe’s largest sawmill, but also because the family-run company repeatedly draws attention with its forward-thinking innovations. These include a state-of-the-art log yard which opened …

Small Robot Company crowdfunds £50,000 to transform farming

Small Robot Company crowdfunds £50,000 to transform farming The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced it has successfully raised £50,000 with its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The company harnesses the power and precision of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the way that food is produced and minimise chemical …

New Holland appoints Pat Smith as its new UK and ROI Business Director

New Holland appoints Pat Smith as its new UK and ROI Business Director Pat Smith has joined New Holland as Business Director UK & ROI upon the retirement of Andrew Watson, after 31 years with the company. Pat joined from T H White Ltd, one of New Holland’s leading dealers, where he worked for the …

Small Robot Company a finalist in Tech4Good Awards for sustainable farming robotics

Small Robot Company a finalist in Tech4Good Awards for sustainable farming robotics Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced that it is a finalist for the prestigious AgilityNet Tech4Good Awards. The company harnesses the power and precision of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the way that food is …

SENNEBOGEN compact pick and carry material handler showcased in Westerwald Forest

SENNEBOGEN compact pick & carry material handler showcased in Westerwald Forest “A key piece of equipment in our sawmill and in the log yard,” is the glowing review given by Managing Director Bernd Koch in relation to the green SENNEBOGEN 723 material handler. This machine with a reach of 11 m and a 1.25 m² …

New Holland appointed official partner to the Goodwood Estate

New Holland appointed official partner to the Goodwood Estate New Holland Agriculture, as part of the CNH Industrial group, is an Official Partner to the Goodwood Estate, the unique sporting estate in West Sussex. Home to the Dukes of Richmond since the 1690s, and centered around one of the UK’s finest Jacobean Grade I Listed …

Timber rafting in northern Russia revitalised with modified Volvo Construction Equipment

Timber rafting in northern Russia revitalised with modified Volvo Construction Equipment The introduction of a modified Volvo EC250 crawler excavator and L120 wheel loader into Arkhsplav’s timber rafting operations has cut loading costs by five times while dramatically increasing productivity. 1,500km north-east of St. Petersburg, Russia’s Arkhangelsk region is characterised by vast coniferous forests of …

New Holland returns to Cereals in 2018

New Holland returns to Cereals in 2018 New Holland returns to Cereals in 2018 and will be showcasing some of its latest machines. Visitors to stand 887 will see the CR9.80 Revelation 24″ SmartTrax with Flex Technology, part of the CR Revelation range – its latest rotary combine models launched in 2017 – and the …

New Holland T7.225 wins Tractor de España 2018 Award at FIMA show

New Holland T7.225 wins Tractor de España 2018 Award at FIMA show New Holland Agriculture was awarded the Tractor de España 2018 title for the T7.225 tractor. The winning tractor was singled out for the award by a jury panel of industry experts in agricultural mechanisation, specialist trade publications and, by popular vote, farmers. Alessandro …

New Holland and The Climate Corporation partner to deliver two-way data sharing

New Holland and The Climate Corporation partner to deliver two-way data sharing New Holland will enable its customers to seamlessly share in-depth real-time machine data with The Climate Corporation in order to enhance productivity and in-field efficiency. New Holland and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced today a new partnership that will …

W L Straughan and Son see the wood for the trees with Hyundai fleet

W L Straughan and Son see the wood for the trees with Hyundai fleet W L Straughan & Son is a family run business, headed up by Phil and Denise Straughan, based in Bedlington, South East Northumberland. Established for over 30-years, and employing 45 people, the company specialises in a wide range of services including …

Hyundai’s compact 160D-9L heavy forklift perfect for heavy duty applications

Hyundai’s compact 160D-9L heavy forklift perfect for heavy duty applications Hyundai Construction Equipment newest all-round heavy-duty diesel forklift – the compact but powerful 160D-9L, fills the gap between the 160D-9 and 180D-9 and offers an increased load capacity, extra safety, cost-effectiveness and operator comfort. The new 160D-9L has a lift capacity of 16000 kg’s (16 …

Mikron Hidrolik lifts Turkey into the future

Mikron Hidrolik lifts Turkey into the future Mikron Hidrolik is a fast-growing Turkish company that manufactures mobile cranes and materials handling equipment. The company began operations in the 1990s repairing upper structures and material handling equipment from a small workshop. Within a couple of years, they expanded into manufacturing light mobile cranes. In the year …

New John Deere L-Series Compact Wheel Loader tackle the toughest tasks

New John Deere L-Series Compact Wheel Loader tackle the toughest tasks Built for construction contractors, landscapers and rental center operators, the new John Deere 204L and 304L compact wheel loader deliver higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs. An evolution of the 204K and 304K models, the L-series models are built for tasks …

Aebi unveils Transporter innovation at Agritechnica

Aebi unveils Transporter innovation at Agritechnica Aebi will be presenting two new innovations for the Transporter range at the Agritechnica trade fair from 12 to 18 November in Hanover. The top model, the Aebi VT450 Vario and the Aebi TP420, comply with EU Regulation 167/2013 and meet the latest emission figures with the new EURO …

John Deere strengthens durability of planetary augers

John Deere strengthens durability of planetary augers Expanding its lineup of reliable and durable Worksite Pro™ attachments, John Deere is introducing upgrades to its planetary auger models. The new PA15B and PA30B augers are designed for longer product life to better meet customer needs and application uses. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, these solutions are …

STRABAG to build €72m Thiba Dam in Kenya to secure future water supplies

STRABAG to build €72m Thiba Dam in Kenya to secure future water supplies STRABAG, the publicly listed technology group for construction services, has been commissioned to build the Thiba Dam in Kenya. The Dam will help secure the year round water supply for the country’s agriculture. “The 40 m tall and 1 km long dam …

Volvo Construction Equipment helping to shape the future at Elmia Wood

Volvo Construction Equipment helping to shape the future at Elmia Wood Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, and Volvo Trucks – are joining forces to show that they provide an all-round offer for forestry customers, at Elmia Wood international forestry trade fair in Sweden. With access to a strength and depth of products, customers can benefit …

Volvo milks it in Germany

Volvo milks it in Germany Volvo Construction Equipment is helping Fehrbellin-based farmer, Rhinmilch, maintain its position as one of the most powerful dairy producers in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. For 365 days of the year, Rhinmilch’s seven Volvo CE wheel loaders – six L30Gs and an L60G – barely take a break. From early …

Sennebogen announces new dealerships in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sennebogen announces new dealerships in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina Starting with April 1st 2017, Sennebogen is further strengthening its sales and service network in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina by appointing Ascendum Hrvatska d.o.o. and JasminM d.o.o. as dealers for GreenLine material handling machines. Ascendum gradevinski strojevi Hrvatska d.o.o. and Jasmin M d.o.o. will be the contact partners …