“When those first 800s came on the scene they re-wrote the rule-book. By swinging the engine round the right way and doing away with the 90 degree gearbox we suddenly gained a whole load more output." David Holder
“Even though we’re dipping into other manufacturers’ TELEMATICS systems it’s easy to set-up the link between all the machines, and everything is there in front of you,
whether it’s on the office computer or on the mobile app."
While the Cotswolds’ predominantly brashy soils might not be viewed as a hotbed of potato production, there are a few growers quietly plugging away with root vegetables, one of which is WC Green and Son.
The relationship Don Ingles has with his local dealer is pivotal to his machinery choices.
“By and large most tractors and machinery are pretty reliable and over the last 10 to 15 years dealerships have become far more professional, so it really comes down to personalities."
In the 800 hours it has done so far the TORION hasn’t missed a beat. The drivers all like the TORION and how comfortable and easy to
it is to operate, and having auto-greasing saves a lot of downtime.”
Next time you enjoy a bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk, remember the famous claim that it contained ‘a glass and a half in every bar’; there’s a good chance that the milk may have come from J T Jackson & Sons’ dairy herd.
Achieving an even stubble without scalping when mowing ridge and furrow has to be the ultimate test for a mower’s contour following system, but is one that Nick Keyser’s new DISCO 3200FC MOVE has passed with ease.
Superb visibility and easy handling are just some
of the benefits of the ARION 400’s new award
winning PANORAMIC cab for Dan Burden. It also
makes you stand out, which is important when
you are starting out in contracting and looking to
make yourself known in the local area.
As farmers needs have changed, so Alvis Contracting has also adapted and now looks to work more closely with its customers, including providing advice and helping them to gain more from their crops. To handle their workload and to ensure that they can provide a prompt, timely service, Alvis Contracting run a team of three JAGUAR foragers, led by a JAGUAR 950, with support from two 870s. An older 870 is used as a back-up machine.