The weather was kind and the competition intense. Congratulations to Piggy French on winning the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on her horse Vanir Kamira!
The action drew huge crowds and the T H WHITE stand enjoyed some very busy days and super orders, reflecting the fact that it’s becoming increasingly important for the smaller landowner to be independent in terms of maintenance machinery. The team mounted an extensive display of Honda ATVs, Logic attachments and Robotic mowers. The most popular items sold this year were related to paddock care, in particular, rollers, harrows and sprayers.
All eyes will be on the new sponsor for next year (as yet unannounced) as Mitsubishi Motors step down after an incredible 28 years as title sponsor.
Väderstad pre-season deals
01 Jun 2019
Don’t miss our great pre-season deals on new Väderstad Tempo high speed planters!
INTEREST-FREE FINANCE AVAILABLE
Contact your T H WHITE sales representative for all the details.
LOOKING FOR TOP END EQUIPMENT IN THE DRILLING & CULTIVATION SECTOR?
01 Jun 2019
Väderstad has long been considered the market leader, concentrating on ‘getting the best from your land,’ a purpose shared by T H WHITE Group.
WE HAVE ‘READY-TO-GO’ KIT IN LIMITED QUANTITIES – RESERVE YOURS TODAY!
The company’s edge comes from its focus on essential drilling and cultivation tasks. Väderstad focuses on creating the optimal soil conditions to maximise yields. Build quality and versatility sets Väderstad apart, also delivering amazing efficiency and productivity.
The Tempo TPF8 planter is the new generation high-speed planter, delivering unmatched precision at double the speed of traditional planters in all conditions. Equipped with hydraulic support wheels mounted between the row units, this avoids any tilting in hilly conditions and the wide tyre profile maintains the working depth irrespective of soil type. This 8 row model has four support wheels coupled as a hydraulic unit ensuring an even load and smoother ride further improving planting precision. Fitting most tractors Tempo has low hydraulic requirement, self-sufficient electric power and requires low draught force. This drill is offered with E-Control or ISOBUS control system and the option of a fertiliser kit, disc markers and hydraulic weight transfer.
The Väderstad Rapid RDA600S is the seed drill that carries out seedbed preparation, levelling, drilling and re-consolidation in one pass. This model comes with the hardy System Disc Aggressive, track eradicator tines, bout and pre-em markers, interactive depth control, a tramline kit, reinforced tyres, work lights, wireless Gateway technology and E-control as well as Väderstad’s SeedEye – a unique calibration system for seed counting and monitoring.
This NEW Väderstad CR500 Carrier with 470mm discs is a true multi-tasker designed for high speed tillage and seedbed preparation with a wide range of front tools, discs and packers germinating all in its pass. Versatile in handling ultra-shallow to deeper cultivation, the Carrier saves passes, decreases machine cost per hectare and provides the best start possible for the coming crop.
We also have a Carrier 525XL (ex display at £38,150) – a trailed disc cultivator with a 5.25m working width and adjustable discs. This larger work-horse is well suited for deeper cultivation or breaking up pastures. Carriers can be configured for five main tasks; stubble cultivation, incorporation, seedbed preparation, small-seed drilling and pest prevention. A full range of disc sizes are available from ultra-shallow tillage at 2-3cm depth up to 16cm working depth. The conical shape of the disc produces fine tilth and mixes residues evenly ensuring the same working angle is maintained irrespective of wear and working depth.
This superb EX-DEMO TD400 TopDown Cultivator at £52,000 is the ultimate high intensity multipurpose cultivator, performing both full-scale shallow cultivation and a deep cultivation in a single pass. A TopDown reduces passes, preserves ground moisture, increases capacity and lowers costs. 12.5cm spaced discs on individually suspended disc arms, creates fine tilth by cutting and mixing the top soil. The 27cm spaced tines then loosen and mix the soil and crop residues down to 30cm working depth. In the final two working zones, the leveller and packer then concludes by ensuring an even and fully reconsolidated surface. To adapt to varying soil conditions, the working intensity of the discs can be adjusted from the cab on the move.
To enquire about any of the Väderstad products on these pages, contact your T H WHITE sales representative TODAY.
WELCOME TO ALL IN HEREFORD
01 Jun 2019
Despite gathering storm clouds, T H WHITE Agriculture held its first customer open evening at the new Hereford Branch on 2 May.
The evening saw around 150 guests visit the depot, both existing and potential customers from the surrounding farming community. They had the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the branch, view our extensive range of machinery and meet our major suppliers including New Holland, Manitou, Kverneland, Lynx, Väderstad, McConnel, Sparex, Jensen, Kramp, MX Handling, HiSpec, Hardi and PLM alongside AgXtend.
Welcoming everyone to the event, T H WHITE managing director Alex Scott explained that the Hereford branch represented a new chapter for T H WHITE, taking on new staff and a new customer base, and he explained a little of the history of the family and staff-owned company, how diversity had been a core strength over the years, and that we intend to remain in Hereford for a long time. He went on to thank all the manufacturers at the event, in particular New Holland with whom we have had a relationship for over 100 years, and Kverneland who are new to us. Thanks also went to general manager James Ashworth and everyone involved in making the evening a success, supported by the excellent food from Haven Hog Roast and local craft beers from the Wobbly Brewery.
As well as collecting for Hereford’s St Michael’s Hospice, a raffle was held with an exciting collection of prizes. The first one out of the box, picked by Pat Smith, New Holland Business Director for UK and Ireland, was a pair of tickets for the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. This was won by Anthony Dale of Hainstone Farm.
We hope that the evening’s conversations and networking lead to strong T H WHITE customer relationships in this new territory.
SEASONAL KVERNELAND KIT, IN STOCK AND READY TO GO
01 Jun 2019
Whether its tillage, sowing, spreading or mowing, Kverneland has the answer. Celebrating 140 years of agricultural excellence, we have great deals on this outstanding range of kit exclusively from our Hereford branch.Mowers & Mower Conditioners FROM £8,150+VAT
Kverneland 3232MN Mower Conditioner
The outstanding 8-disc 3232MN central mounted mower conditioner is in stock and ready to go from our Hereford branch. It folds into a 125degree vertical transport position with a working width of 3.16m and features centre-mounted spring suspension, nylon tines, a 600/900rpm conditioner rotor and non stop BreakBack System. When encountering an obstacle, the BreakBack will swing the machine backwards and over the obstacle, returning it to the original working position once the obstacle has been passed. Also available right now is the 3332MT central mounted mower conditioner with a 3.2m working width and featuring the all-new innovative QuattroLink suspension concept for Mower Conditioners. The 2828M centre rear mounted disc mower boasts a 2.8m working width and a weight of only 805kg meaning it can be operated with just a 50hp tractor. It includes hydraulic spring adjustment, non stop break, 125 degree vertical transport solution, central suspension as standard.
Exacta TL 1500 litre spreader
We have an Exacta TL 1500 litre spreader complete with GPS controlled intelligent spreading, in stock ready to go for just £13,950 EX VAT. Its GEOSPREAD system provides section control with sections of only one metre wide, enabling switching of sections over the middle to reduce unnecessary overlap, thus saving on fertiliser and promoting a better yield.
Tedders & Rakes FROM £7,000+VAT
Kverneland 9472C rotor rake
The Kverneland 9472C is a high performance two-rotor rake producing a nice even centre swath from adjustable raking widths of between 6.2m to 7.2m. Mounted on a strong and stable frame, features include actively-steered wheels, the Terralink quattro system and hydraulically-raised rotors as standard.
Kverneland 8576 Mounted Tedder Proline
If you are looking for a heavier-duty tedder, the 8576 Mounted Tedder Proline features a strong and sturdy design with an exceptionally powerful driveline concept, combined with compact transport dimensions. With a 7.6m working width, it has 6/7 rotors/tines and weighs 980kg.
Kverneland Compactline 8460 hay making tedder
The low maintenance Kverneland Compactline 8460 is a purpose built hay making tedder with standard vibration dampers and a strong V-shaped central unit and central adjustment for border tedding. Weighing only 680kg with 6 rotors/5 tines and a working width of 6.05m, the power requirements are low and operational capabilities impressive.
Kverneland FRO Multipurpose 2.8 Chopper – just £5,950 + VAT
The FRO multipurpose 2.8m chopper (just £5,950+VAT) is ideal for chopping grass, pasture, set-aside land and stubble. It is a minimum maintenance machine suitable for tractors up to 140hp with front or rear mounting. The hydraulic offset offers multi-purpose versatility for clearing out field edges through to road maintenance.
0% FINANCE ON ALL ARABLE EQUIPMENT, GRASS PRODUCTS AND FEEDING AND BEDDING EQUIPMENT UNTIL 30 JUNE
Order by the end of June and defer the first payment until August 2019 at either 0+2 or 0+24 payments at 0%. And if you don’t want to defer your payments, Kverneland’s flexible finance also offers 1+2 and 3+33 payment plans at 0%. All based on 50% of RRP or balance to finance, whichever is lower. Call your rep today!
For the latest availability on all our Kverneland kit, call our Hereford branch today on 01432 352333, Will Farr on 07495 114325 or Ben Linton on 07495 114479.
New Holland launches AgXtend
01 Jun 2019
The range of technologies available to farmers to increase efficiency and profitability while also improving sustainability is growing all the time.
To bring together the best-in-class, easy-to-use technologies, New Holland has launched its new aftermarket precision farming brand, AgXtend. Initially, five innovative solutions will be available through AgXtend, all of which can be fully integrated into New Holland Agriculture’s existing PLM precision farming platforms.
CropXplorer is a highly advanced biomass sensor which uses exclusive features and algorithms to determine fertilization rate based on crop needs. It’s simple to use, requires no calibration and can be mounted on a standard 3 points hitch or front weight.
SoilXplorer allows users to discover the full potential of their soils using a contactless sensor to measure soil conductivity at four different depths. This results in accurate soil mapping, identifying areas of compaction allowing tillage implements to work at full depth only where needed.
The new crop NIR sensor can be mounted on all types of equipment: forage harvesters, combines, balers and tankers. It allows farmers to determine yield moisture as well as crop constituents.
Xpower is the electro-herbicide that allows farmers to replace chemicals with electricity for weeding and pre-harvest desiccation of crops, and the package is completed by the new FarmXtend App, a smart weather application working with a complete set of connected sensors.
Full details of the AgXtend offering are available from our specialist Andrew Collier on 07769 931553, or at agxtend.com where there are also downloadable brochures on each of the components.
BIG FORD GATHERING
01 Jun 2019
Monday 6 May saw 115 Fordson, Ford, New Holland and Ford Conversion tractors assemble at Rowde, near Devizes, for The Big Ford Tractor Working Day.
The annual event held at Jim Butler’s Farm, and organised and run by our Agricultural team at Marlborough under Leadership of Andrew Collier and Justin Moore, raises funds for charity and usually attracts around 2,500 Spectators. T H WHITE Agriculture, together with our manufacturer partners New Holland UK and Vaderstad UK, proudly supported the event with equipment and prizes for entrants. Six tractors even came from as far afield as Northern Ireland and the rest from all over England.
The event has established a large following, both among our customers and people attracted by social media, helping to raise over £3,000 for this year’s nominated charities – Dorothy House Hospice Care, Freewheelers Blood Bikes and the Forever Friends Appeal at the Bath Royal United Hospital.
FABULOUS KUHN KIT TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
01 May 2019
KUHN is the ‘Rolls Royce’ of grass kit, so make sure you have the best this season. As a major Kuhn dealer T H WHITE can offer you the full Kuhn product range and we currently have all these items and more IN STOCK, ready to go, and backed up by a fabulous after-sales package on parts and service. All machines benefit from excellent manufacturer warranties, with 2-year warranties on balers.
PLUS… We also have a large selection of Non Grass KUHN Kit in stock – supporting late cultivation, spreading and drilling, maize prep…
Kuhn Twin Disc Fertiliser Spreaders that we currently have in stock include Axis 30.2, Axis 40.2 emc and Axis 50.2 hemc models, all of which incorporate the CDA distribution system to deliver the right dose in the right place every time, resulting in significant cost efficiencies and savings in fertiliser.With capacities from 1,400l upwards, the units can be linked to tractor guidance systems. Spread width can be varied from 12 to 50 meters simply by changing the spinner discs.
KUHN Profile 24.2 CL TMR Mixer Wagon
A one-off opportunity to acquire this ex-demo Kuhn Mixer Wagon at a very keen price: cross feeding, 2 vertical augers, anti overflow ring 5 point, Flexilift tilt and slide conveyor, 6 auger knives, k-nox augers, manual counter knives. Only £39,950
Don’t forget we offer the full Kuhn range including ploughs and bedding and feeding products – if there’s something you don’t see here we can usually obtain it on request.
To enquire about any of the KUHN products shown here, contact your T H WHITE sales representative TODAY. Make 2019 your best season ever!
GET A CUT ABOVE WITH AN EARLY BIRD PURCHASE
01 May 2019
Following the spring sunshine in March and April, growth of hedgerows and verges has been early and rapid this year. In anticipation of a fast start to the cutting season we have made sure that our 2019 order of McConnel Power Arms is in stock and available to customers right now.
As a major UK stockist of McConnel hedgecutting equipment, this year’s stock starts with the trusty PA 5455 from just £14,260 Ex-VAT and goes right up to the meaty PA 6570 for non-stop contracting professionals. There’s also a little one for the small scale farmer and contractor – we have a PA 3430 motion mini control – compact, light, fuel efficient with outstanding manoeuvrability and precision for working in smaller spaces.
All our McConnel power arms come complete with a cutting head and oil. Buyers can choose a 1.2 or 1.5m head and optional orbital unit which then allows the unit to work at additional angles to cater for cutting in narrow lanes.
Our PA 6570Ts come with McConnel’s Revolution Control, a state-of-the-art multi-function reach arm control system that enables users to tackle a huge variety of work tasks, offering significant strides in productivity and safety.
Our power arms are supplied with the McConnel Multicut Flailhead in which the spiral layout of the lugs ensures that only two flails are cutting at any one time for a smooth, continuous cutting action.
If you are thinking about upgrading your hedgecutting equipment or a brand new purchase, don’t miss out on the best – contact your T H WHITE sales representative today for great deals.
MANITOU ARTICULATED LOADERS AND SKID-STEERS
01 Apr 2019
The new Manitou MLA-T range of articulated loaders, previewed in the December 2018 issue of White’s World and presented to customers at the LAMMA show in January, is now available from T H WHITE Agriculture with the top-spec model – the MLA-T 533-145 V+ offered until the end of April with a terrific 0% finance deal.
The MLA-T range comprises eight models perfectly tailored to agricultural handling needs, such as dairy cattle or beef farms. The tipping load varies from 875kg to 5 tonnes with a lifting height between 2.5m and 5.20m, and all models in the range are easy to manoeuvre with excellent 360-degree visibility.
The naming protocol is quite logical, the model name suffixes corresponding to the respective powers and types of transmission offered. All are highly capable machines, but for all-round power and capability the Manitou MLA-T 533-145 V+ takes the honours. Combining comfort, performance and profitability, it is fitted with M-Vario Plus transmission, a 143 hp engine and a load sensing pump. With easy access to the main engine components and centrally positioned greasing points, maintenance is simple, optimising the profitability of your operation.
If you order a MLA-T 533-145 V+ from us and take delivery by 30 April you can take advantage of a 3+33 payment 0% finance deal, subject to a maximum advance of £50,000. If you are interested, please contact your nearest T H WHITE Agricultural branch where staff will be able to give you all the terms and conditions and arrange a demonstration if you wish.
Manitou 2700V skid Steer loader
Another Manitou star at LAMMA this year was the 2700V skid-steer representing a family of 16 compact loaders new to the UK. For many years the Mustang and Gehl brands have enjoyed a high profile in the USA and Europe, having a reputation in skid-steer loaders going back to 1965. These machines are now being brought to the UK in Manitou’s red and black colours.
The 2700V sits in the middle of the range boasting a lift capacity of 1.225 tonnes and a lift height of 3.31m, powered by a 72hp Yanmar diesel engine. The smallest skid-steer in the range is the 1350 R (lift capacity 0.612 tonnes; lift height 2.746m), while at the other end of the scale is the world’s largest skid-steer, the 4200 V (1.906t; 3.647m) – powered by a 120hp Deutz engine.
With such a range of capabilities the Manitou skid-steers will have many applications across agriculture, construction and industry.
We understand that new machinery isn’t the right choice for everyone so we are also offering deals on a selection of quality used Manitou equipment. Contact your T H WHITE Agricultural branch or local sales rep for full details.
KVERNELAND EQUIPMENT NOW AVAILABLE AT T H WHITE, HEREFORD
01 Apr 2019
What better way to welcome Kverneland – the Norwegian maker of agricultural implements for 140 years – to the T H WHITE fold than to offer 0% finance on the company’s feeding and bedding products?
Kverneland’s high quality grass, soil, seeding, spreading and feeding solutions are now available from T H WHITE’s Hereford branch and we are celebrating by offering a number of 0% finance options on Kverneland diet feeders and shredder bedding until 30 June. What’s more, if you place an order by 30 April your first payment will be deferred until October 2019!
An offer like that is too good to miss, so for all the details call our Hereford branch on 01432 352333 or visit us at Beech Business Park, Tillington Road, Hereford HR4 9QJ.
0% FINANCE EXTENDED ON ALL NEW HONDA ATVs
01 Apr 2019
The special offer of 0% finance over two years that we announced last month on all new Honda ATVs, has been extended to the end of June.
To qualify for 0% finance there is a minimum deposit of 10% of the purchase price. Payment can either be made in 24 equal payments, or by 24 payments plus a final ‘balloon’ payment, meaning that a Honda ATV can be yours for as little as £95.85 per month. Full details from Simon Knight on 07860 712963 or Tim Rochfort on 07973 911934.
RELIABLE SLURRY PUMPING
01 Mar 2019
Research has shown that spring application of slurry is far more beneficial to grass than summer spreading, so with the season now upon us the one thing you definitely need is a reliable slurry pump.
The Austrian-built Bauer Magnum SX is a tough, no-nonsense unit with a 140m head and a capacity of up to 300m3 per hour. Its high cutting and chopping performance is exactly what is needed when lifting slurry from a lagoon as it will cope with up to 12% solids and is largely insensitive to solid particles.
As well as a long service life, you can expect this pump to deliver low operating costs with easy maintenance. The cutting blades are easily adjustable to maintain the ideal cutting gap while the impeller is a high grade casting of an open design well suited to liquids containing straw or grass. The flange ensures enormous suction capacity and the shafts are sealed with a double-acting mechanical seal with an oil reservoir.
Three drive options are available with couplings for a tractor PTO, a stand-alone diesel engine or electric motors, and there are five mounting variants – a pump trolley, a hoisting frame for three-point linkage, a trailer with Diesel engine, a mobile unit with Diesel engine, as well as a base plate with electric drive motor.
Our slurry specialist Bob Gallop can explain all the options to ensure you get the configuration that’s right for your needs. Call him on 07831 883734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING FOR A GOOD GRASS HARVEST
01 Mar 2019
Good preparation is a key factor in ensuring a successful grass harvest and work is now well under way.
Many farms suffer from poor quality swards and limited yields even if they plough and re-seed regularly. Often this is caused by soil becoming compacted which limits water flow through the soil and reduces air interchange. Reasons for compaction can vary from gradual soil slump to the impact of heavy machinery. Over the years silaging and slurry spreading equipment has become larger and heavier, often causing deep compaction, while shallow compaction can be caused simply by the weight of animals on the soil.
This is where the Opico Sward Lifter Grassland Subsoiler can make a real difference, being specifically designed to break up hard pans and surface compaction while lifting and opening up the subsoil creating improved drainage. The Sward Lifter features a cutting disc at the front to open up the turf, allowing the subsoil leg to travel through the sward without soil bursting onto the surface. Each of the Grassland Subsoiler’s legs are fitted with shear-bolt or hydraulic reset to prevent damage. Spring loaded rollers are then employed at the rear of the unit to press the turf closed, leaving a surface that is level and ready for use.
Opico Grassland Sward Slitter
Aeration is just as important as good drainage, and the Opico Grassland Sward Slitter improves aeration of plant roots in the upper soil surface which stimulates grass and clover growth.
Aeration of the sward root zone is critical for a healthy ley. Slitting allows oxygen interchange through the soil surface and also encourages evaporation of moisture in the surface layer of soil so that it dries out more quickly to promote earlier growth in the Spring.
Although slitting or spiking of grassland is not new, OPICO has taken a fresh look at the design of the Grassland Sward Slitter’s blades and incorporated a chamfered trailing edge. This limits the turf damage when each knife comes out of the soil, leaving a better finish.
For help on preparing for improved grass yields contact any of T H WHITE’s Agricultural branches where our specialists are ready to give impartial advice.
0% INTEREST ON ALL NEW HONDA ATVs
01 Mar 2019
Customers who purchase any Honda ATV from T H WHITE before 30 April 2019 can opt to use 0% finance over a two year period*.
As a bonus, the promotion includes a free Datatool tracking device fitted at no cost*. To qualify for 0% finance there is a minimum deposit of 20% of the purchase price. Payment can either be made in 24 equal payments, or by 24 payments plus a final ‘balloon’ payment, meaning that a Honda ATV can be yours for a lot less than you probably thought. For more information please contact Simon Knight on 07860 712963 or Tim Rochfort on 07973 911934.
* Terms and conditions apply, subject to status. Datatool tracker is supplied and fitted free of charge, annual Datatool subscription chargeable at £9.99 per month.
HAY & FORAGE DEALER OF THE YEAR
01 Mar 2019
T H WHITE Agriculture has been named ‘New Holland Hay and Forage Dealer of the Year’, reflecting strong success in forage harvester and baler sales.
The prestigious award was announced at a meeting of New Holland’s UK dealers at Chateau Impney in Worcestershire on 23 January.
Commenting on the award, New Holland Business Director UK and ROI, Pat Smith, said “I am thrilled to be making this award to T H WHITE. It really is a well-deserved recognition of top performance and delivery of New Holland targets.”
“It’s the best bit of kit I have ever bought!”
01 Feb 2019
That’s not something you often hear these days, but exactly what the owner of this Kawasaki Mule declared!
Following retirement from a career in National Hunt Racing, Ed Cookson returned to the Cotswolds last year to become a partner on the family farm near Bourton-on-the-Water.
Some of the farm’s kit was getting old and after many years of owning an ATV, Ed decided that a UTV might be a more versatile replacement. He contacted Tim Rochfort at T H WHITE Toddington to arrange a demonstration of the Kawasaki diesel Mule Pro DX. He had already tried competing brands but found the Kawasaki Mule was better value and offered more space, both in the cab and in the rear bed. A deal was done!
Ed and his team said they couldn’t be without it now. The Mule has become an essential piece of equipment for each working day, taking feed to the shoot hoppers, fencing work, moving jumps and towing – which he said it’s particularly good at. Best of all he loves the frugal nature of the powerful Yanmar engine and the quiet, warm cab which keeps everyone dry and happy, including his dog Bengal.
Ed has just ordered and fitted a new Logic snowplough to the Mule… does he know something we don’t?
If you are looking for the best purchase you could make do get in touch with our ATV/UTV specialists Tim Rochfort (07973 911934), or Simon Knight (07860 912763).
No interest for the best?! It’s 0% until the end of February!
01 Feb 2019
The new season is focusing thoughts on getting the right kit for the year ahead, and when it comes to tractors one of the best all-rounders is the Case IH Puma series. Now, and until the end of February, you can purchase any Case IH Puma from T H WHITE Pro Agri with 0% finance plus 3 year, 3,000 hour extended cover with a maintenance contract.
Built in Austria, the 15 Puma models from 140-240hp are available with a range of transmissions including a proven semi-powershift, full powershift and CVX (Continuously Variable Transmission) combined with the latest FPT engine technology, offering ideal solutions for every arable, contracting and livestock application. All the Puma models are not just tough, practical machines – they are also a nice place to be when you are spending long days in the driving seat. Noise levels are kept to a minimum thanks to insulation and a carpeted floor, while auto climate control keeps you cool when the heat is on. The driver’s seat is both heated and ventilated, with an adjustable lower cushion, and cab and front axle suspension is available for the perfect ride.
Whether you are looking for a tractor with standard specification or one with advanced technologies, there’s a Puma to suit and all of them have been designed for intuitive use by people who really understand farming. The multicontroller armrest puts finger-touch control of all functions right under your hand, a tractor performance monitor is located in the right hand ‘A’ post and the AFS Pro 700 Touchscreen monitor provides a clear overview.
The entry level Puma X benefits from a 40kmh semi-powershift transmission with six clutchless changes and on multicontroller models full powershift is a further option. CVX models offer seamless travel from standstill to 50kmh, which is achieved at a fuel-miserly 1,500rpm. Four PTO speeds are available at the rear, with the option of a 1,000rpm PTO at the front and powerful hydraulics that are able to handle the heaviest implements.
If you have never operated a Puma before, now is the time to climb up into the driver’s seat. Remember that the 0% finance offer expires on 28 February so don’t delay – call our Pro Agri team at Frome or Stockbridge today for all the details and conditions.
Manitou MLA-T 533-145 V+ at 0% interest
01 Feb 2019
Combining comfort, performance and profitability, the Manitou MLA-T 533-145 V+ telescopic loader is fitted with M-Vario Plus transmission, a 143 hp engine and a load sensing pump. With easy access to to the main engine components and centrally positioned greasing points, maintenance is simple, optimising the profitability of your operation.
Don’t miss this limited time offer to purchase this outstanding loader with 0% finance.
3+33 monthly payments at 0% per annum, sold with Manitou finance at a maximum advance of £50,000 delivered by 30 April 2019.
We are also offering deals on a selection of quality used Manitou equipment. Contact your local sales rep for full details today!
Precision, high speed planting for yield and profitability
01 Feb 2019
In today’s cost-conscious arable farming environment, speed and precision can make a huge difference to yield and profitability.
When it comes to achieving the most when drilling and planting, our experienced team is always ready to help you find the best specification to meet your targets and address your challenges. We are not just here to sell things, we are standing by to help you grow your business, now and for generations to come.
To help you be sure you are choosing the right kit we can arrange pre-season demonstrations, and with some great finance offers available it’s a perfect time to consider the options. We start the season by looking at two outstanding machinery offerings from Väderstad and Kuhn.
Rapid Tempo from Väderstad
Väderstad Tempo 6-7
The Väderstad Tempo is a new generation high-speed planter, designed to deliver exceptional precision at double the speed of traditional planters. No-till, min-till or conventional tillage – Tempo performs exceptionally in all conditions.
Traditional planters allow the seed to fall freely through the seed tube from the seed meter down to the soil. When vibrations arise as the speed increases, the seed bounces in the seed tube and much of the precision of the seed meter is lost. The Tempo has a pressurised Gilstring seed metering unit which uses air pressure to maintain full control of the seed all the way down to the soil; removing gravity from the equation means that vibrations or slopes don’t affect the precision of the seed metering, so speed is not an issue.
Taking high speed planting to the next level has also involved addressing the issue of skips and doubles. Skips in the rows mean fewer yield-bearing plants at harvest time. However, doubles can be equally detrimental. Plants that are too close together compete for sunlight and nutrients, resulting in uneven maturity and reduced yield. Using Tempo will ensure the same conditions for all plants, with consistent plant spacing resulting in a crop that matures at an even rate and is more likely to yield to full potential.
Excellent in all crops
The small seeds kit, which includes suspended stop wheels and the ability to adjust the angle of the closing wheels, ensures great results when planting small seeded crops, such as oilseed rape and sugar beets. This improves yields and extends the applications of the high-speed planter.
Whatever the crop – maize, sugar beet, soya beans, sunflower, oilseed rape, cotton, sorghum and many more – Tempo can plant a full range with excellent results. The row spacing and machine setup is easy to change for different crops and the result is increased efficiency and minimised machine costs per hectare.
There are five models of Tempo in the range with mounted machines from 4-12 rows and trailed machines from 6-24 rows. All the Tempo models offer a fertiliser option whether mounted to the machine or using the Väderstad FH2220 front hopper.
Full control at your fingertips
An iPad-based control system, Väderstad E-Control wirelessly delivers data about each seed that travels through the machine, including seeding quality, skips, doubles, distance in the row, and rate. You benefit from user-friendly remote set up and calibration, as well as easy, real-time monitoring and control.
Kuhn Maxima 3
Kuhn Maxima 3
Kuhn Farm Machinery has launched a new Maxima 3 range generation of precision seed drills. Available in 6 to 12 row versions and capable of drilling maize, sunflower, beetroot, sugar beet, peas, beans, onions and other crops with row spacings from 37.5 to 80 cm, the range comprises 12 models in configurations including telescopic, trailed, foldable and telescopic with adjustable spacing.
The Maxima 3 drill uses an improved seed selection and ejection system which enables accurate seed placement at working speeds of up to 10 km/h. A new coulter pressure system, delivering up to 180 kg of downward pressure also augments seeding accuracy by ensuring consistent depth control. An electrically-driven seed metering system allows application rates to be adjusted manually on the move.
The Maxima 3 can be controlled via Kuhn’s intuitive KMS 548 control panel, and is also compatible with Kuhn’s Isobus CCI 50 and CCI 1200 terminals, the latter allowing two different control interfaces to be viewed simultaneously on the same screen.
Each of the seeding unit’s settings (depth, ground pressure, furrow closing, etc.) can be adjusted easily and quickly by hand and without the need for any specialist tools. This not only makes setting the machine up more efficient, but also cuts time spent on maintenance. We can also offer growers targeted cultivation solutions using the Kuhn Striger strip tillage cultivator. This incorporates an opening disc which prepares the way for the tine, followed by a star-shaped trash remover, a tine, two deflector discs and a tamping wheel. For improved ground contour adaptation and easier passage in stony conditions, all units have independent non-stop safety features. The tine is also equipped with NSH safety with adjustable pressure ensuring a constant working depth. The inter-row cultivator is designed to increase soil structure, retain humidity and rain infiltration to minimise nutrient run off and increase traffic carrying capacity – an ideal tool to use prior to planting using RTK.
As well as offering targeted cultivation before drilling, the Striger also has the option to apply both granular and liquid fertiliser. There is also the option to incorporate slurry digestant within the cultivated row, decreasing overall production cost and encouraging fast plant growth.
Until 31 March 2019 most Kuhn farm machinery products can be purchased with 0% finance, either 2+22 monthly payments or 1+2 annual payments. Call us now for details of this and other offers.
NEW AGRICULTURE BRANCH FOR HEREFORD
01 Jan 2019
A new T H WHITE Agriculture branch is open in Hereford following acquisition of part of the JG Plant Ltd business.
New Holland dealer JG Plant entered administration on 12 December 2018. The company had depots in Hereford and Bridgend and T H WHITE acted swiftly to acquire some elements of the Hereford operation to ensure continuity and a seamless transition for customers. All 16 staff at Hereford – including general manager James Ashworth – have transferred to T H WHITE, meaning that customers will continue to deal with people they know.
To underpin the deal T H WHITE has taken over the New Holland agricultural machinery franchise for Hereford, a move which is fully supported by New Holland’s Business Director for UK & Ireland Pat Smith: “T H WHITE is one of our longest-standing dealers and it’s great to see them growing in this way,” he said. “Their long history and experience with the brand will bring new stability and confidence to the Hereford operation.”
T H WHITE managing director Alex Scott commented: “Adding Hereford to our already strong agricultural sales region brings a great opportunity. We are delighted to welcome the new staff and we will be working hard to deliver an enhanced experience for customers.”
The new branch is located at The Beech Business Park, Tillington Rd, Hereford HR4 9QJ, Tel: 01432 352333.
ARE YOU READY FOR GRASS HARVEST?
01 Jan 2019
Before we know it the grass cutting season will be here and if you are thinking of preparing with new machinery, delivery lead times mean that now is the moment to be placing an order.
At the top end of the scale you may be thinking about a forage harvester and the New Holland FR Forage Cruiser has huge capacity in terms of tonnes per hour, also using 21 per cent less fuel than the previous model. It’s an impressive piece of kit and ready for you to try at T H WHITE. If you are looking for tractor-mounted mowers we have a superb package from market-leaders Kuhn. Used together the Kuhn FC312 rear and FC3125 front mowers create a push-pull unit with 6.25m width of cutting width – contact your agricultural rep for a very competitive price!
We also offer Kuhn tedders and rakes including the amazing MergeMax belt merger – truly the future of grass raking.
THE CASE IH HIRE FLEET IS LANDING
01 Jan 2019
Many farmers have found that hiring equipment for the season is a cost-effective way of ensuring capability and reliability while always benefiting from the latest kit.
This year T H WHITE Pro Agri will be operating a Case IH tractor hire fleet with machines for amenity applications, grass and hay work as well as demanding arable and silage tasks. It is expected that the new Hire fleet will land at T H WHITE in late February, but based on the experience of previous years demand will be high, so please do contact us now to stake your claim and be sure of getting the kit you want in 2019!
We can accommodate short or long-term hire, so whether you are planning to hire for a week, a month, or even a year, we can put together the right contract. And if you are looking for multiple machines or even a small fleet, we will pull out the stops to make sure you have exactly what you need – just let us know as soon as possible.
The tractors on offer include: • Farmall 95C HiLo
• Farmall 95C HiLo Loader ready
• Puma 150 MC
• Puma 200 CVX
• Puma 200 CVX
All our Case IH hire contracts are backed by Service Support from our team of qualified engineers.
You can register your interest with T H WHITE Pro Agri now on 01264 811260 (Stockbridge), or 01373 465941 (Frome).
EFFICIENT WORK, GREATER PROFIT FOR THE NEW SEASON
01 Jan 2019
As the new season gets under way, the importance of soil cultivation, fertilisation and seeding becomes paramount. T H WHITE Agriculture is an official dealer for leading brands that can help arable farmers maximise efficiency and profitability in these key areas.
CULTIVATION Väderstad’s Top Down cultivators are available in widths from 3m to 9m, defined by the model numbers 300-900. Designed to perform both a full-scale shallow cultivation and a deep cultivation in a single pass, the Top Down models truly are multi-purpose cultivators. 12.5cm-spaced discs on individually suspended disc arms create fine tilth by cutting and mixing the top soil. The 27cm spaced tines then loosen and mix the soil and crop residues down to 30cm working depth. In the final two working zones, the leveller and packer then concludes by ensuring an even and fully reconsolidated surface. You benefit from preserved soil moisture, low soil compaction and high capacity.
The most popular models are the Top Down 400 and 500, but the whole range can be adjusted for varying soil conditions, the driver being able to adjust the intensity of the hydraulic levellers with millimetre-precision on the move.
Also from Väderstad comes the Carrier range of disc cultivators for high speed primary tillage and seedbed preparation. The wide range of front tools, discs and packers enables Carrier to handle the challenges from ultra-shallow cultivation to a deeper incorporation. Depending on the discs fitted, the Carrier can be used for ultra-shallow tillage at 2-3cm depth, right up to 16cm working depth. The versatility it brings saves passes, decreases machine cost per hectare, and provides the best start possible for the coming crop.
Kuhn also supports our tillage line-up with a wide range of mounted and semi-mounted reversible ploughs, all practical, robust implements designed for long life as well as safe and easy use.
If you are looking for a wide roller, the King roller from He-Va would be difficult to beat. With working widths of 12.3m, 15.3m, 16.3m, 18.3m or 20.3m, the King roller also features supreme contour-following to ensure consistent, high quality results across the field. To give some idea of efficiency a 15.3m set of Rolls travelling at 6km/hr with a driver driving at 90 per cent field efficiency, will cover 8.25ha or 21 acres per hour.
When it comes to a minimal tillage regime there is a comprehensive range of solutions available from Pöttinger. Synkro tine cultivators, with a working width of 4-6m, are famed for their ability to cultivate at a consistent depth whilst ensuring all soil is moved and root structures cut clean through. These versatile cultivators can operate down to a depth of 30 cm and can be configured to suit the seasonal conditions and the job at hand. You can check this out for yourself as T H WHITE will be operating a demo Synkro 4030T Nova this season.
For shallower high speed cultivation the rugged Terradisc range of compact disc harrows is available. Featuring working speeds up to 18kph and patented Twinarm technology, these innovative disc harrows incorporate large 580mm diameter discs with excellent clearance for working large amounts of chopped straw and stubble. Reliable, even with high levels of straw and mulch, the Terradisc is able to incorporate harvest residues without blockage. Unrivalled mixing, combined with a level finish, ensures the best conditions for subsequent operations. Models range from 3m to 10m and we are operating a demo Terradisc 6001T.
Fertilisation now accounts for a major portion of costs on all arable farms, and thus has a considerable influence on profitability. Accurate application is the key to success and Kuhn – long-time market leader in spinner fertilisation – pioneered hydraulically-driven machines with its EMC (Electronic Mass Flow) which can now be PTO-driven. The Kuhn Axis models feature an enormous working range from 12m to 50m and a capacity of 1,000 to 4,000 litres, with the mid-range 30m to 40m implements being the most popular. Advanced technology means that the fertiliser dose on each spreading disc is regulated second-by-second according to the torque detected on each disc. The EMC detects and corrects flow variations instantly, effecting the greatest economy and eliminating the risk of clogging. Even distribution is exceptional thanks to the CDA system common to all AXIS fertiliser spreaders.
The many hi-tech aspects and precise delivery offered by Kuhn spreaders mean that thousands of pounds worth of savings can be achieved when treating large acreages.
Another economic route to effective fertilisation is offered by Hardi sprayers. The line-up includes trailed and mounted versions with fixed or folding booms in widths from 12m to 42m and a variety of capacities up to 4,000 litres.
SEED DRILLING Speed is important when seeding large acreages and the Rapid seed drill from Väderstad carries out seedbed preparation, levelling, drilling and re-consolidation in one pass. At the heart of the Rapid is an ingenious depth control system, adjustable from the cab. The system uses each packer wheel to control the drilling depth of two seed coulters, while at the same time applying re-consolidation. Thanks to this, Rapid is able to create an even emergence in all conditions.
The single disc seed coulters penetrate the soil with a very high coulter pressure upwards of 150kg, resulting in an exact seed depth even at high working speed. The Rapid places the seed at a greater depth than the working depth of the cultivating front tools, providing important seed-to-soil contact and ensuring that the seed is surrounded by undisturbed soil, providing all-round water absorption. Behind the seed coulters, the large packer wheels effectively close the seed slots, creating optimised seed-to-soil contact in all conditions.
The Sky EasyDrill is the result of 39 years of product development and is one of very few direct drills that can truly be regarded as a direct drill, a mintill, a grassland and a cover crop drill. It’s low disturbance disc coulter and press wheel not only ensure minimal weed seed germination, they also keep the horsepower requirement to a minimum. For example, a 3m EasyDrill typically needs only 90hp to pull – considerably less than many other implements – which reduces fuel consumption, tractor weight and therefore damage to the soil structure when drilling in damp conditions.
Seed drill technology is also a key part of the business at Pöttinger, ranging from the simple mechanical Vitasem models, to the technologically-advanced Aerosem mounted pneumatic range and the range topping Terrasem – available in working widths up to 9m. Full variable rate control is a standard feature across the Pöttinger drill range.
Terrasem models can be specified with conventional cultivating discs or the all-new Wavedisc low disturbance system and a choice of row spacings at 12.5 and 16.7cm. Models can also be specified with a fertiliser option which allows simultaneous exact placement of fertiliser in rows adjacent to the seed.
You can find out more about all the machinery listed here by contacting any T H WHITE Agriculture branch – we would also be very pleased to arrange demonstrations so you can be sure you are choosing the right equipment.
Väderstad is currently offering a subsidised finance deal 1+ 1@0% (one payment, and balance one year later at zero percent interest) – don’t delay!
A PIONEER IN ESTATE MANAGEMENT
01 Jan 2019
The task of maintaining an estate, as well as transporting people and loads across rough country is made much easier by a tough, reliable UTV. That’s particularly true now that the shooting season is well under way and UTVs don’t come with better credentials than the Honda Pioneer.
In many ways the Pioneer, available in two or four-seater models, was the obvious choice for Alex Hogg, gamekeeper on a 7,000-acre estate in Peebleshire. The land he manages ranges in altitude from 800ft to 2,200ft, well up into the snowline. The estate has walked-up grouse, driven pheasant plus fallow and roe stalking.
“We already had a Honda ATV, so it was a natural decision to go for a Pioneer when it came to a utility vehicle,” said Alex. “I have to admit that I was apprehensive at first as to whether a utility vehicle would be as nimble as the ATV, but I need not have worried. It’s well-geared for the hills and just as grippy as a bike, if not more so. I hardly ever use diff lock, even on our hills.”
What really sealed the decision for Alex was the question of reliability. “Hondas are just second to none when it comes to starting first time, whatever the weather.”
He did add on a full cab as well as a heater, which he says is a blessing for keeping warm and demisting the windscreen and the all-important binoculars when out stalking. He also opted for a load carrier in the back. “We often use it to clear up fallen trees, often packing it full of wood and tools. It’s great to be able to take the load liner out and still have clean seats.”
Alex has also found the Pioneer to be economical. “It hardly uses more than an ATV, so it doesn’t burn as much fuel as you’d think.”
One of the main advantages of running a vehicle such as the Pioneer is how light the vehicle’s footprint is. “It hardly leaves a mark, yet it has the room to carry folk and plenty more.”
The Pioneer is used every day on the estate, to fill feed hoppers, take stalkers out on the mountain or to ferry guns around on shoot days. “We have the four-seater model, which is just great for taking up to three guns out to their pegs easily and quickly, especially those who are a bit older.”
The ATV is still used to spin out grub for the birds, but most other tasks are now done with the Pioneer.
It’s easy to see from Alex’s experiences on a particularly challenging estate just what a boon the Honda Pioneer could be on land in Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire or Berkshire! And the really good news is that the Pioneer is available now from T H WHITE with 0% finance. What’s more, if you buy a Pioneer before 29 March you can also get a genuine Honda half cab for just £999+vat – PLUS a TraKKing device fitted as standard to all new Pioneers with a free-to-download app.
Want to know more or try out a Pioneer? Just contact our ATV/UTV specialists Tim Rochfort (07973 911934), or Simon Knight (07860 912763).
MANITOU MLA-T IS THE NEW FORCE
01 Dec 2018
Manitou’s new pivot-steer telehandler, the MLA-T, combines bags of sheer tear-out force with exceptional levels of comfort and durability, and is available now from T H WHITE Agriculture and Construction.
Designed in-house from the ground-up, the MLA-T features a tighter turning circle than competing machines and, unlike many pivot-steer handlers, it shuns standard torque converter transmission for Manitou’s own hydrostatic M-Vario Plus transmission, which is more commonly found on higher-spec, rigid-frame machines.
Powered by a Deutz 4.1-litre, 143hp diesel engine, the MLA-T has plenty of ‘grunt’ for all the construction and agricultural tasks that it will be required to perform. On the road it can be driven at up to 40kph, but a number of advanced technologies are built-in to deliver maximum power at slow speeds with the engine driving two separate axial piston motors, one of which is automatically disengaged above 20kph to reduce oil displacement, assist cooling and reduce fuel consumption.
An eco-mode can also result in a fuel cost saving of around £440 over 1,000 hours when full power isn’t needed.
Built for hard work in harsh environments, the MLA-T features a heavy chassis with widely spaced top and bottom pins to mitigate stress on the pivot joint and the prop shaft runs inside the chassis for maximum protection.
Matching equivalent rigid machines, the MLA-T can lift 3.3t at full articulation and up to 5t for a straight tipping load, while optional ‘intelligent’ hydraulics offer three most useful automated functions – Quick Lift which combines raising/lowering with extension/retraction; Bucket Shaker saves the operator from making repetitive movements; and Return to Load to automatically return to a pre-set position.
Completing the package is a comfortable working environment and brand new cab design with easy control via a JSM joystick and a digital display dash. Maintenance is easy thanks to a central greasing block.
We think you’ll love the MLT-A, particularly for livestock farming and construction applications, but you don’t need to take our word for it. If you would like to see and try the machine for yourself, please contact your T H WHITE Agriculture or Construction representative.
TRUE GRIT FOR WINTER
01 Dec 2018
As colder weather approaches be ready with our professional, stainless steel LOGIC road/rock salt gritters.
Choose either towed or deck mounted configurations, from a variety of models such as the wheel-driven 270ltr GDS 150, suitable for towing behind an ATV, compact tractor or UTV.
The GDS Salt Spreader uses a moving-floor conveyor system similar to highway-sized salt spreaders to deliver the salt to the spinning disc system. The hopper will hold 270 litres (approx. 335kg) of road/rock salt and is capable of spreading all types of material, including wet rock salt, grit and sand. A unique agitation system and conveyor floor ensures wet or dry material can be spread effectively and accurately by a spinning disc. Working speeds of up to 15mph and road speeds between sites of up to 30mph mean wide areas can be covered quickly and efficiently. Road and non-road versions are available with prices starting from £5,930 plus vat.
The deck-mounted PDS150D, (suitable for applicable UTVs) is powered by a Honda engine and is ideal for roads, pathways, city centres, cycle routes, car parks etc. At a spreading rate of 10g/m2, on a road 3m wide, 11km can be covered with one load. Prices start from £6,795 plus vat.
Additional models are also available – forklift-mounted or to fit to a tractor 3-point linkage.
For all the details please contact T H WHITE Agriculture or Groundcare: Tim Rochfort on 07973 911934; Simon Knight on 07860 912763; or Stuart Fry on 07774 212926.
DRIED TO PERFECTION
01 Dec 2018
With so much climate uncertainty many grain farmers are realising the benefits of investing in reliable, high throughput grain dryers. Now is the time to think about being fully equipped for the next harvest to avoid being caught out by wet weather.
Opico’s portable Magna Diesel Grain Dryers can dry up to 480 tons per day automatically, with minimal supervision. They are easy to install and relocate as required, eliminating the need for large expenditure on handling equipment.
Fuelled by diesel with 3 phase or PTO drive OPICO dryers recirculate the grain constantly to dry thoroughly and evenly whilst improving hectolitre weights and augmenting quality.
Opico’s unique Duax Heat Core works in a similar way to a storage heater, using heat-retaining bricks to build up and retain heat as the burner switches from high to low flame. This clever system ensures an accurate and constant heat and makes the Magna one of the cleanest and most efficient diesel dryers on the market.
Holding and drying capacities range from 5t to 20t per hour and, with forced drying and cooling, you always remain in complete control and are able to specify temperature and moisture content.
Not only can Opico Magna dryers handle and dry the very wettest of grain, but the grain cleaner removes weed seeds and broken grains improving hectolitre weight, while the augers polish the grain, improving the sample. The whole process ensures maximum, high quality output.
To beat the delivery lead times on drying equipment it’s worth thinking about placing an order now to give peace of mind that you will be fully prepared for 2019. To discuss the options and help determine which Opico dryer is best for your farm, contact any of our agricultural branches.
CULTIVATING PHOTO TALENT
01 Dec 2018
Following our popular Harvest Photo Competition we realised that there is considerable photographic talent among our customers, so we ran a Cultivation & Drilling Photography competition through the T H WHITE Agriculture Facebook page. Here are the winners – another set of stunning pictures we think you will agree.
THE WINNER (top left) is Lee Vallis for his shot of a New Holland T7 with He-Va rolls. The runners-up are (lower right) Andy Wilkinson’s shot of a Väderstad top down cultivator in action, and Daniel Lane’s shot (lower left) of New Holland T7s working with Kuhn power harrows.
Well done to all and look out for the next competition!
LOLER TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT STOCKBRIDGE
01 Dec 2018
Annual LOLER tests, essential for anyone who owns or operates a fork lift truck, telescopic handler, or a tractor fitted with a loader, can now be booked at our Stockbridge branch for just £135 – or FREE if booked with your first service.
You are required by law to ensure that the machine holds a report of thorough examination on an annual basis. This requirement of a ‘thorough examination’ is embedded in Health & Safety legislation; Lifting components are covered by the Lifting Operations and Lifting equipment Regulations 1998.
So if you have purchased a machine in the last 12 months your LOLER test is now due. If you bought over a year ago you need to be sure that you have had your annual LOLER test.
Contact service manager Andrew Hannington on 01264 811260, or email email@example.com to book your LOLER test now at our bargain price of just £135 – a small price to pay for peace of mind. LOLER testing is also available at our other Agricultural branches.
AVEBURY PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION MATCH
01 Nov 2018
The day dawned bright and clear on 29 September as tractors old and new gathered at Bell Farm in the shadow of the Cherhill White Horse for the Avebury Ploughing Association Ploughing Match.
Always a great day for competitors and spectators alike, the entrants were soon at work demonstrating their skills and many T H WHITE customers were among those achieving success. Top prize winners were: Best Ploughman under 25: Richard Horton (J R Horton & Son); Reserve Champion Conventional: Philip Blake (Butler Bros, Avebury); Champion Conventional: Andrew Woolley (Puckshipton Farms, Marden); Reserve Champion Reversible: Nick Stevens (A4 Farmers, Cherhill); Champion Reversible: Ron West (T P Hayward, Tidcombe). Ron was also crowned overall champion ploughman.
In the trade classes T H WHITE entrants picked up four of the six awards. Full results can be seen at www.aveburyploughingassociation.co.uk.
Thanks are due to Home Farm (Minal) Ltd for providing the wonderful venue.
MAXXUM 145 ACTIVEDRIVE 8 STEALS THE DAIRY SHOW
01 Nov 2018
T H WHITE put on a strong showing at the 2018 Dairy Show in October for both Case IH and New Holland, together with the wide variety of equipment brands offered by our Agriculture and Dairy divisions.
A real eye-catcher on Avenue B at the Bath & West Showground was the gleaming line of red Case IH tractors, ranging from the compact Farmall to a mighty 200hp Puma. Impressive stuff, with a tractor to meet every need, but for many farmers the stand-out tractor was the Case IH Maxxum 145 with ActiveDrive 8 transmission. This new semi-powershift transmission offers eight powershift steps in each of three ranges, providing a total of 24 speeds in both forward and reverse, and is available on all Maxxum Multicontroller models.
Covering speeds up to 10.2 km/h, Range One is specifically designed for heavier draft work. Range Two, the main working range, covers nearly 90 per cent of all field, grassland and loader application requirements, allowing the tractor to work under full load, without any torque disruption, from 1.6-18.1 km/h.
For road travel, the transmission is designed to start in Range Three, and a skip-shift function then allows quick progress through the powershift speeds. An auto-shift feature means the tractor can be set to progress automatically through any set of eight speeds in the field, and through all 16 gears in the top two ranges on the road. A pedal kick-down function can be used to impose a manual downshift.
A clutch pedal is not required, meaning this transmission is suited to power-hungry tasks where momentum is important, such as cultivations or mowing with twin or triple mowers.
To try a Case IH tractor for yourself, just call Rob Iddeson on 01264 811260.
KEEP IT IN TRIM WITH A POWER ARM
01 Nov 2018
The fastest and most efficient way to keep hedges in trim is with a tractor-mounted power arm, and the widest choice on the market comes from McConnel. With 12 different series and 42 distinct models plus thousands of build options, unique bespoke machines can be created.
30-Series compact models can be operated with certain utility vehicles as well as small tractors and, with a reach of 3.4m to 4.8m are ideal for the landscape, amenities and ground-care sectors.
Moving up the scale, the range offers a choice of powerful hydraulics and different reaches to suit everything from the straightforward to the most challenging situations. A variety of different heads can be fitted, including multisaws, cutterbars, and rotary heads and, depending on the configuration specified, McConnel power arms are equally at home cutting hedges, mowing verges, clearing vegetation and trimming brush and shrubs.
Topping the range is the 1,000 series – a favourite with professional contractors and local government teams which offers up to 8m reach, and the Versi-Series which enables operators to cut on either side of the tractor at the touch of a button.
Find out about McConnel power arms at any T H WHITE Agriculture or Groundcare branch.
BOOMING SUCCESS FOR CIRENCESTER CONTRACTOR
01 Nov 2018
The smallest machine in the New Holland fleet demonstrates how versatile it can be in making the most intricate tasks easy, proving that bigger doesn’t always mean better.
For the past 60 years the Tugwell Family has been a loyal customer of T H WHITE. Peter Tugwell started Tugwell Contracting back in 1958 with his son Adrian, now at the helm of the business. From general agricultural contracting to civil and solar park maintenance, there isn’t much that Adrian doesn’t cover with his fl eet of six New Holland machines and a variety of Kuhn equipment, all supplied by T H WHITE’s Knockdown branch.
Solar park maintenance has been a big part of the business since 2013 and Tugwell now off ers this service throughout the UK. Adrian’s New Holland fleet ranges from compact Boomer 50s to a T3 and TK4.100 tractor, meaning there is always a tractor suited to the job. When asked why he chooses New Holland, Adrian explains: “The Boomers and the T3 are great little tractors with plenty of power, while the TK model has really helped the team when ground conditions are not suitable for other machines. In the past we had to mow the solar parks by hand when the ground was too wet to get any of the other tractors onto site, but the TK has proved a big asset in our wet weather Solar Park contracts.”
The agricultural contracting side of the business covers a 50-mile radius from the company’s base just outside Cirencester, Gloucestershire, with over 7,000 acres of work carried out each year. Adrian favours Kuhn products for his tillage and grassland work with his collection ranging from 1.5-6m power harrows, toppers and combination drills. “I choose Kuhn because I know they are well-built and reliable,” he says. The business also runs a few classics with which Peter Tugwell still undertakes general day to day contracting work, including a New Holland 7810, 8340 and 6640.
DO YOU NEED A LOLER TEST?
01 Nov 2018
The answer is YES if you own or operate a fork lift truck, telescopic handler, or a tractor fitted with a loader.
You are required by law to ensure that the machine holds a report of thorough examination on an annual basis. This requirement of a ‘thorough examination’ is embedded in Health & Safety legislation; Lifting components are covered by the Lifting Operations and Lifting equipment Regulations 1998.
So if you have purchased a machine in the last 12 months your LOLER test is now due. If you bought over a year ago have you had your annual LOLER test? We offer fixed price LOLER testing for just £130, or the test is FREE with your annual service.
To book your LOLER test just contact one of our service managers: Marlborough 01672 518407 ; Frome 01373 465941;Toddington 01242 620211; Knockdown 01454 238181.
A LOLER test can cost as little as £130* – a small price for real peace of mind. *Mileage and VAT not included.
01 Oct 2018
With the shooting season upon us, green is often the preferred colour for an ATV.
So just a reminder that T H WHITE can now supply Honda models TRX500FM6 Foreman and TRX420FM2 Fourtrax from stock in the lovely Honda green. There is also very limited availability of the TRX500FA6 Foreman Automatic in green.
For further information please contact Tim Rochfort on 07973 911934 or Simon Knight on 07860 712963.
HIGH QUALITY CLEARANCE SALE
01 Oct 2018
Check out our ‘clearance bargains’ for great prices on a selection of equipment – ex-display, ex-demonstrators, or simply items that we have had in store for a longer period.
Some items may exhibit signs of age or minor damage, but without exception they are high quality machines and implements, many of which are as good as new.
All items are fully checked by T H WHITE technicians before delivery. For specifics, please contact your sales rep, or call 01373 465941 (Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00), 07710 985957 out of hours.
MULTI FEEDER OFFERS
01 Oct 2018
The Logic trailed Multi Feeder saves time, improves conditions for the stockperson as well as the profitability of livestock enterprises. Originally designed for sheep, the versatility of the design allows other livestock to enjoy the same benefits.
The trailed unit allows the use of bulk feeds (eg. nuts, rolls, pencils and larger cobs) when required. It handles most home mixes, even whole grain with minerals added.
Feeding can be carried out quickly with minimal disturbance to the animal group which can be a significant benefit when sheep are heavily in-lamb or animals are in a sheltered area during poor weather.
The Multi Feeder is simply switched on without the need to stop. It has a drop counter system which opens and closes a shutter leaving a calibrated amount of feed so that feeding can begin without bunching up and stress. Livestock very soon realise that feed is only available when the shutter starts to operate. Once feeding is completed and the sound of the shutter stops, normal inspection can be carried out without being followed.
A clean area can be selected each day for feeding and if necessary the operation can be interrupted to avoid wet ground or to move closer to another group of animals. There is no need for costly and labour-intensive feed troughs, eliminating associated feeding problems and badly poached areas around toughs.
Two special offers are available from T H WHITE Agriculture until 30 November 2018. A ‘package’ offer comprising the Logic LMF570K 365ltr feeder, Tonneau cover, mudguards and livestock fender on 22x11x8 wheels and tyres with resettable counter represents outstanding value at £1,650 plus vat. Alternatively the Logic LMF870K on larger 25x10x12 wheels (as pictured) is available at the offer price of £1,800.00 plus vat.
For further information please contact Simon Knight on 07860 712963 or Tim Rochfort on 07973 911934.
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