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The Claas Axion 800 series currently includes tractors 205-264hp, so a new range topping model – the Axion 870, 295hp – should raise its popularity with large scale operators and contractors.
It's taken them a while, considering the 're-birth' of McCormick was in 2001, but manufacturer Argo has realised the need for a 'vario' style tractor, and has launched the VT range.
It's spring, so harvest season will soon be upon us and shrewd operators will have used the long winter nights to service their tractors and machinery to ensure a trouble-free campaign.
Witch tractors of 250-300hp favoured by many cropping farmers and contractors it's no surprise to see Case IH launch the Optum series.
Setting up tractors for best performance relies in large part on getting the ballasting right, for weight distribution and maximum traction in the paddock, or creating balance and safety using frontloaders.
Ken Wilson started out on the family farm, but a love of machinery drew him to contracting, initially with a bulldozer on the slopes above Colyton, Manawatu.
Kubota, well known for its smaller lifestyle tractors and farm units to 100hp, about a year ago announced it would build a range of higher powered models.