Agriculture Tractor Articles

  • Software is the soul of a tractor

    'Each year software is playing an increasingly important role, also when it comes to tractors. It is no longer possible to count the number of lines of code, as a single hydraulic valve from an outside supplier can contain as much code as an early HiTech tractor. Advanced software also allows a tractor’s functions to be altered after production. Software development, like all other tractor ...

  • A History of Massey Ferguson Tractors

    We’ve recently acquired an old Massey Ferguson tractor, a MF35X. It’s a project we’re undertaking here at Farm Tech to restore it to its former glory and get this old workhorse running again. From our research we’ve discovered that our Little Red Fergie is a 60s child, production of this model in the UK started in 1962 from Massey Ferguson’s factor in Banner Lane ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Which Compact Tractor Should I Buy?

    One of the more significant purchases a smallholder is likely to make is a compact tractor. If you’ve put off investing in one until now you may be worried about making the wrong choice and not getting the value you need out of your investment. Here we share some of the ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Tips For Maintaining And Storing Your Machinery Out Of Season

    While there are still many jobs to do throughout the autumn and winter months, there will be some tools and machinery that you won’t need again until spring next year. There is nothing worse than needing to replace a piece of kit because its suffered damage over winter due to poor maintenance and storage. The following tips will help ensure this doesn’t happen to ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • HGV Market Shows Strong Growth at Start of 2016

    Figures released this week by the SMMT show a very strong picture for new HGV registrations in the first part of 2016, growing by 19.2% compared to Q1 2015. On the SMMT’s Transport News Brief website, the organisation attributes the growth to ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Using a track-type tractor (bulldozer) as a compactor

    Track-type tractor (=Bulldozer) is very popular machine in the landfill. TTT usually prepares the site by spreading the first waste layer because bottom layers of a new site can be damaged when real landfill compactor is used. During the normal landfill operation TTT is usually used for building access and haul roads and spreading cover soil. It can be also used as a feeding machine for landfill ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Massey Ferguson launches Kenya ‘people’s tractor’

    AGCO brand Massey Ferguson has announced the launch of a new tractor for the Kenyan market The MF 35, with its 36 horse power (hp) engine, 6-forward/2-reverse speed mechanical gearbox and hard-wearing robust construction, will bring farm mechanisation within the reach of many agricultural enterprises for the first time, the company said. “Straightforward, dependable and affordable, the 36 ...


    By TractorExport

  • Safe To Operate: Tractor Safety Checklist

    Accident prevention must be a top priority on farms today, especially when operating machinery like farm tractors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 750 farm workers are accidentally killed each year, and more than half of these fatalities are tractor related. Fortunately, the use of ROPS and a seat belt is estimated to be 99 percent effective in preventing death or serious ...

  • Discover the Global Agriculture Machinery Market Report 2014-2018

    Report Overview As per the analysts forecast the Global Agricultural Machinery market to grow at a CAGR of 7.97 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing global population. The Global Agricultural Machinery market has also been witnessing the arrival of new technology. However, the increasing price of ...


  • Dutch dealer creates Tricycle Valtra for customer

    In early March we visited W. and J. Schutte on their arable farm in Nagele, the Netherlands. The agricultural countryside in the Northeast Polder region is beautiful, and the sun is shining. The company is making itself ready for the first fieldwork in springtime. The previous day the Schuttes took delivery of two new Valtra N143 HiTech3 tractors, but they are not identical; on one, the front ...

  • MBR Based treatment of tractor manufacturing wastewater

    Abstract Kubota corporation has recently built new tractor manufacturing plant in Jefferson Georgia. CWT and Kubota agreed to design, pilot test and build a system for full water reuse of up to 75% of produced wastewater. Wastewater is very complex and contains complexed heavy metals, fine suspended solids, emulsified oils, grease, strong degreasing agents, nutrients (nitrogen and ...

  • Continuity and change forces in Indian automobile industry: a case of tractor company

    In an organisation, continuity and change always go side by side. In the current business scenario, the 'continuity' and 'change' are found of great importance. In the past, there was a lot of emphasis on 'managing the change' in the business. The efforts for managing the change in the organisation are found to lead towards a lot of turbulence or end up with the chaos. The management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Self-Propelled beach cleaners or Tractor towed beach cleaners?

    Are self-propelled beach cleaners better or worse than tractor-towed beach cleaners? Here are a few of the top considerations: 1. With self-propelled machines, you get less beach cleaner for more money. Across the boards, self-propelled machines cost much more than tractor and beach cleaner machine combinations. Additionally, their actual beach cleaning ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Spec’ing the right suspension for your truck

    Trucks are expensive. As with any piece of expensive equipment, priority should be taken when spec’ing components that have an effect on the performance of the vehicle, the life of the vehicle, the frequency of maintenance, component lifecycle costs, and the comfort and safety of the operators. Without a doubt, spec’ing the right suspension should be a high priority for decision ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Mitigation options for sediment and phosphorus loss from winter-sown arable crops

    Received for publication January 20, 2009. Sediment and P inputs to freshwaters from agriculture are a major problem in the United Kingdom (UK). This study investigated mitigation options for diffuse pollution losses from arable land. Field trials were undertaken at the hillslope scale over three winters at three UK sites with silt (Oxyaquic Hapludalf), sand (Udic Haplustept), and clay (Typic ...

  • Tractor Manufacturer

    The wastewater from the tractor manufacturing facility was being trucked to a wastewater treatment facility 120 miles away for treatment and disposal of the wastewater. The wastewater consists of heavy cutting oils/lubricants that could not be treated using conventional chemistries. Integrated Engineers developed a treatment process, which involved Floccin. The mixing requirement was heavy to get ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • A numerical structural-acoustic approach to analysis of interior booming noise and noise reduction in an all-terrain tractor cabin

    The booming noise in an all-terrain tractor cabin is studied in this research via a numerical structural-acoustic approach. Cavity acoustic resonances of the cabin are evaluated, and the acoustic resonant frequencies are identified and quantified in the research. The noise level inside the cabin is determined, and the frequencies characterised by peak noise levels within the booming noise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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