Machinery and Equipment news around the UK

26 April 2019

UK agri-company wins Queen’s Award for expanding exports

26 April 2019

The Wiltshire company won the award previously in 2005 and 2012

The all-new RANGER Diesel from Polaris: Durable. Dependable. Capable

11 April 2019

Polaris has introduced the all-new RANGER Diesel for 2019

Almost £13m-worth of second-hand machinery sold in Q1 2019

10 April 2019

Stock levels at sales increased by 31 percent in Q1 2019

Farmer's telehandler set alight after driving 'too close' to bonfire

3 April 2019

The 'controlled bonfire' set the farmer's telehandler on fire

Farmer escapes injury after autosteer crash into pylon

2 April 2019

Figures show one farming accident involves overhead lines every day

Thieves steal tools worth £10,000 from Aberdeenshire farm

1 April 2019

The police said the theft is a 'great loss' to the farmer

Growers could be using robotics to pick fruit within 5 years

29 March 2019

Growers could be using robot harvesters on-farm in five years

Growers urged to invest in tech as labour supply dwindles

27 March 2019

Reduced access to workforce could see productivity levels fall

JCB invests £65m in new machinery plant in India

27 March 2019

India is the company's biggest single market since 2007

Respected farmer dies following farm machinery accident

27 March 2019

John Hamilton has been described as a 'much loved character'

John Deere's new PIN code lock system locks thieves out

22 March 2019

John Deere designed the system to make it impossible to use components

Criminals break into five Scottish Borders farms overnight

22 March 2019

The farm machinery and equipment thefts happening in one night

Farm raffle to raise money for boy with rare and aggressive cancer

19 March 2019

The boy's family are looking at treatment options in US, which will cost £250,000

Farmers in Fife told to be 'extra vigilant' following tractor thefts

18 March 2019

NFU Scotland said the spike in rural crime in Fife is 'extremely worrying'

Volvo to use 5G technology to remote-control machinery

15 March 2019

One of the world's first companies to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions will now commence. Sw...

Autonomous robot 'Mamut' unveiled to capture crop data

12 March 2019

A new robot called 'Mamut' has been unveiled, raising the bar for robotics in agriculture.

Farmers could risk huge fines due to drone law confusion

12 March 2019

Farmers could face fines running into thousands of pounds because of confusion over the rules for commercial use of drones. Many farmers ...

300 tractors take part in charity event in memory of young farmer

11 March 2019

Over 300 tractors took part in a tractor run to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of a young farmer who died in New Zeal...

Industry looks to 'swarm robots' for sustainable and precise outcomes

8 March 2019

'Swarm robots' – small, simple and inexpensive machinery – could reverse the trend in agriculture towards ever bigger machines, an agri-tech...

McDonald’s UK invests £270,000 to support British dairy farmers

7 March 2019

McDonald’s UK has invested over £270,000 pounds to support British dairy farmers in the latest round of its capital grant scheme. The inv...

Competition looks to match engineers with growers to improve farm labour

7 March 2019

A competition has been launched to match engineers with growers to develop new technology to improve the sector's labour efficiencies. Th...

Men arrested on suspicion of stealing tractors worth over £100k

5 March 2019

Four arrests have been made in early morning raids across Leicestershire and Warwickshire in connection with a number of tractors stolen ear...

JCB wins court injunction to stop patent infringement

25 February 2019

JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou which orders the company to stop producing telehandlers feat...

'R2DMoo': Bag-waving robot introduced on US beef farm

20 February 2019

A major beef plant in the US has introduced a remote-controlled, two-armed, bag-waving robot called 'R2DMoo' to make their operations safer....

Robots and virtual fencing could be on British farms in 20 years time, report says

17 February 2019

Robots, vertical farms and virtual fencing could soon be the farming of the future, according to a new report from the NFU. The Future of...

John Deere tractors to go under hammer following group's administration

15 February 2019

A large consignment of 2016-2018 John Deere tractors will be auctioned off following Hawk Plant Ltd's move into administration. Euro Auct...

'GUSS' the world's first autonomous orchard sprayer announced

12 February 2019

The world's first autonomous orchard sprayer has been announced, using GPS, vehicle sensors and software to remotely monitor crops. Calif...

IBM predicts five 'transformations' farmers and consumers will see by 2024

12 February 2019

IBM researchers have predicted five ways its researchers will transform farming worldwide within five years time. Scientists are currentl...

New tech needed for farmers to battle climate change, NFU says

7 February 2019

The NFU has called on government to support investment in new technologies to help farmers in the fight against climate change. Technolog...

UK to launch world’s first doctoral agri-robotics training centre

5 February 2019

The world's first centre for doctoral training in agricultural automation and robotics is to be opened in Lincolnshire. The new training ...