Machinery: Upping the tempo in tillage
With the turn of the year just around the corner, attention is already switching to one of the first machinery exhibitions planned for 2016 - the LAMMA Show in Birmingham next month.
A number of manufacturers have been showing their hand in terms of the new products that will be on display.
Krone will use the show to display its new Big X 630 and Big X 770 self-propelled forage harvesters for the first time, as well as launch its new Active Mow R 280 rear mounted mower.
Krone operatives will be on hand to explain to growers and contractors the performance enhancing features on the Big X models and to see the impressive 626hp and 729hp engine on the Big X 630 and the 770, respectively.
With operator comfort a key focus, climate control in the cab is now standard on the new Big X and a deeper and wider cab makes more space, while a wide windscreen and high side windows optimises visibility of the spout.
An ergonomic gearstick gives optimum operator comfort and easy to reach buttons and touch screen terminal helps reduce fatigue.
Also on display will be a range of Krone's Easy Cut mowers, all featuring the safe cut disc protection system and a mower bed which gives an enhanced cut in extreme conditions.
The models will include an EC R 320 CV rear mounted, EC F 320 CV front mounted and EC B 870 CV butterfly mowers launched last year to replace the popular EC 9140 CV mowers.