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The new Valtra A Series 5th generation model

Valtra A Series 5th generation model The popular Valtra A Series, twice the recipient of the Machine of the Year award, in 2017 and in 2019, is going into its 5th generation. The tractor range is now available with many new features that have been requested by customers. The model series continues to comprise seven models to choose from, all of them available as so-called GL-models, which feature an easy-to-use mechanical transmission. The best-selling 105 and 115 horsepower models are also available with a four-step powershift transmission. In these HiTech 4 models, transmission is controlled electronically. All A Series come with Valtra’s renowned shuttle transmission including the integrated handbrake. Visit the Vatra Website to learn more about the A-series 5th generation

The ultimate benefits of a cab tractor to the farmer

Open station (Platform) tractors are for short hours while cab tractors are for long hours of work I have heard many people asking why most small tractors are built without cab while most large tractors are only built with cab. The answer to this question could be as simple as you can imagine but it can get complex as well. To keep it simple, small tractors are generally less expensive and hence it may not make a lot of sense to substantially increase the price of a small tractor by including the cab. Most cabs are high-end and hence are relatively costly. The complex part of the response could be: When a farmer buys a small tractor, it could be assumed that the amount of work he wants to accomplish is not that much and he may not be spending a lot of time working with the tractor, therefore the operator's comfort may not be a top priority. For example, small tractors could be used for short-distance transportation, mowing, road up keeping, and operating small to medium-sized

Classification of Massey Ferguson Combine Harvesters

  MF ACTIVA, BETA, and HI-Line models Pioneers of combine harvester technology from the PowerFlow header to the latest precision farming equipment, the Massey Ferguson combine harvester range includes the conventional straw walker, rotary, and hybrid separation systems to match all crops and conditions. Models of MF ACTIVA Economy  1. MF Activa 7340 This is a flatland machine equipped with AGCO Power Engine tier 4 final, 4 cylinders, 4.9L with 175 HP. The threshing system is made up of 5 straw walkers.  2. MF Activa 7344  Flatland equipment equipped with AGCO Power engine tier 4 final 6 cylinders, 7.4 L with 218 HP. The threshing system is 5 straw walkers. Works with rigid and flexible headers as well.  Models of MF ACTIVA Utility  1. MF Activa S 7345  Flatland equipment with AGCO power engine tier 4 final 6 cylinders 7.4 L 243 HP. 5 Straw walkers 2. MF Activa S 7 PL 7345  ParaLevel equipment with AGCO power engine tier 4 final 6 cylinders 7.4 L 243 HP. 5 Straw walkers. Lateral tilt 4W

Factors that affect combine harvester performance

Performance of a combine harvester Combine harvesters are machines that are manufactured for exclusive use on the farm. They are mostly used for harvesting cereals, wheat, rice soya, corn etc, threshing and separating grains from materials other than grain, as well as delivering grain to the grain wagon. The following are some of the factors that could affect the performance of a combine harvester in the field: 1. Combine ground speed   The combine must travel at the recommended speed to avoid overworking or underworking the combine, 2. Weather condition Dry weather is recommended during harvesting 3. Landscape Sloppy land affects the functioning of the combine in many ways. Eg cutting level, clogging of materials, and stability of grain tank. etc 4. Level of crop maturity Crops that have not fully matured or fully dried are difficult to thresh. Learn more here about how to optimize the use of your combine harvester for high performance. Read also: Types combine harvesters and header

Mechanization is the key to timeliness and accuracy of farming activities

Mechanization is an enabler of timekeeping Forward-planning and acquiring the right agricultural machinery are the two critical practices that farmers can adopt to improve the timeliness and accuracy of farming activities. Today, most people talk of precision farming, but in simpler terms, timeliness and accuracy in farming operations are a common denominator among all successful farmers. If you are a farmer, small or large-scale and you have never worried about the time to start and finish activities on your farm, this article is for you! A farmer should worry twice as much (if not more) about accomplishing tasks on time than hitting the target yield. Yield is a consequence of timeliness! Read also: How many tractors do I need for my farm? Read also: With climate change, farmers have less time to plan and execute activities It is critical for farmers to always ask themselves if they are accomplishing tasks (planting, spraying, harvesting, etc) on time. Farmers may be unable to