The Kuhn range of mowers and windrowers: high-performance solutions

The productivity of Italian dairy cattle has been steadily increasing over recent decades, both in terms of quantity and quality. Alongside genetic selection, improved veterinary care and refined nutritional techniques have contributed to this growth, providing increasingly rich rations while ensuring maximum digestibility. Various types of hay, whether from grasses, legumes, or mixed, can also contribute to this goal, provided they meet certain requirements in terms of dry matter and overall cleanliness. In this regard, the timeliness and technical quality of mowing, and the subsequent practices of aeration and final…

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Landini “Rex4 Dynamic”: dynamic by name and by nature

The Landini “Rex4” specialist tractor range is one of the most extensive on the market. It covers a power range, in increments of ten units, from 80 to 120 horsepower. It offers both cab and open configurations, with four different minimum working widths starting from just one meter, six different transmissions, and working heights at the steering wheel that can go as low as 128 centimeters. Added to these choices are options for suspended front axles, which create standalone models, and for cab models, the possibility of class 4 homologated…

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Bcs self-propelled series “Ma.Tra 250”: three in one

The Bcs Group was founded in 1943 with the goal of manufacturing and marketing mechanical mowers capable of replacing human labor in forage mowing operations. Since then, the Group has continuously worked on issues related to grass cutting. Today, this effort is not limited to single-axle or mounted mowers but extends to a range of machines and equipment aimed at the professional maintenance of green areas, all under the “Ma.Tra” range. Five Models for Varied Needs There are five models, two of which are designed for the care of medium…

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Steyr “FcTrac”, the future is hydrogen

While electric energy seems to be a viable alternative or auxiliary propulsion for cars and trucks, the same cannot be said for agricultural machinery, particularly tractors, due to the wide variability of their applications. As a result, there are currently no satisfactory solutions for achieving zero-emission operation for tractors, nor do battery-based electric drives meet the market’s requirements for acceptable autonomy and operating and refueling times. Nevertheless, all manufacturers are working on this issue, especially those more environmentally conscious like Steyr. During the 45th edition of the “International Vienna Motor”…

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Krone “Big X” series: two families, ten models

Haymaking practices encompass a variety of crops, each requiring different technical and managerial approaches. Although producing hay and ensuring multiple cuts per year, a field cultivated with alfalfa differs from one with ryegrass or a mixed meadow. Additionally, autumn-winter cereals such as barley and triticale are harvested in mid-spring when their grains reach a milky-waxy stage of maturity. This results in a single annual cut with attached shredding, capable of yielding several tons of green material for the farm. For instance, some hybrid barley varieties can produce up to one…

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John Deere “5ML” series tractors: ideal for orchards and vineyards

With widths ranging from 155 to 180 centimeters and weighing around 4,000 kilograms, the new John Deere “5ML” series tractors are specifically designed for activities in wide orchards or vineyards, as well as for operations involving high-value crops in general. However, this is not their only mission profile. These machines offer maximum power outputs between 110 and 135 horsepower, allowing them to handle farm maintenance tasks and light fieldwork, especially forage-related activities. Not just specialized tractors, but highly versatile machines that, thanks to their technological features, can handle a variety…

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Claas “Variant” and “Rollant” round balers: ideal for uneven terrain

A continuous thread unites the evolution of the Claas brand from its origins to the present day: quality. This hallmark has been represented since the early decades of the 20th century by the balers designed and developed by the company in Harsewinkel. This quality stems particularly from an innovative tying system patented in 1921 by August Claas, the company’s founder, and remains the cornerstone of the German Group’s forage harvester range over a century later. Both the variable chamber “Variant” balers and the fixed chamber “Rollant” models share a primary…

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High-End McCormick Tractors “X7.6” and “X8 Vt-Drive”

Italy is known for being one of the most important countries in the production of agricultural tractors. It is home to over 50 percent of the industry’s brands, a percentage that further increases when homologated telescopic handlers are included. The machines manufactured in the Belpaese are also renowned for their mechanical reliability and overall build quality, attributes that contribute to approximately 70 percent of the production being sold abroad, with Europe absorbing around 56 percent of the exports and the Americas about 19 percent. High-End McCormick Tractors: not a Country…

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Merlo “Multifarmer”: Comfort and Technology

Hard times for those who prefer working with planned and certain bases. Nowadays, it is especially difficult to predict market trends, particularly for activities such as agriculture and livestock farming, which are influenced by a myriad of economic factors and are also at the mercy of climatic instabilities that negatively affect yields. In this context, it’s clear that investments in work equipment must be made with great caution, especially when they are significant and aimed at renewing or expanding machinery fleets. Compromises must be made between adopting an evolution in…

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Fendt “728 Vario Gen7”, results like a king

First in average performance and first in fuel efficiency. But also first in comfort level and ease of management. The tests conducted by the German agricultural machinery testing and analysis organization “Dlg” on new market entries have left no doubts in the case of the Fendt “728 Vario Gen7”. A demonstration of balance The German tractor excelled in almost all test areas, indicating an operational balance that few other tractors can match. It should be noted that the Dlg tests are the most rigorous a tractor can face. They last…

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