Profi June 2021

If you are interested in tractors and farm machinery then Profi International is the magazine for you with its in-depth technical articles, keeping you up to date on all the latest farm machinery news. Profi magazine is the only monthly magazine assessing, scientifically testing, comparing and advising on tractors, machinery and ancillary equipment. Profi also advises on buying used equipment, and includes a wealth of practical and technical features to help readers get more from their existing machinery. Profi magazine also has a new workshop tips section and expanded classifieds! A subscription to Profi delivers you 13 issues per year.

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dear reader

Editor, profi international For me this has always been the hardest page in the magazine to write — so invariably it's left to the last minute, requires at least two cups of tea and is helped, perhaps, by a quick flick through the latest bits on Twitter before my fingers eventually start to tap on the keyboard. The challenge is to come up with something interesting that appeals to as many of our readers as possible without sounding like I have a constant grump with the world. Indeed, for many years I wondered if anyone actually read my page three ramblings. Or did they just flick to the collage of images overleaf before deciding which article appeals most? I have to say that I'm envious of the likes of Charlie Flint and our…

1 min
agbot in action

Dutch startup AgXeed is field testing an autonomous rubber-tracked vehicle known as the AgBot. Powered by a standard four-pot 156hp Deutz block mated to a generator, the top speed of the electrical drivetrain in the prototype is 13.5km/hr. Able to power implements via its 136hp/700v electric connectors, the Imants rotary spader/subsoiler, one of a number of machines in field tests, was converted to electric drive. Fitted with GPS, sensors and optical recognition for obstacles in the first instance, the track width of the AgBot is infinitely adjustable from 1.8 to 3.0m (interchangeable tracks are available up to a maximum width of 910mm). The capacity of the front and rear linkages is 3.0t and 8.0t respectively and the maximum hydraulic flow is 80l/min. Implements are connected manually. For transport, they fold…

4 min
valtra updates n and t series

Redesigned cabs, a new look, new transmission and engine features and a new display are the highlights of Valtra’s fifth generation N and T Series tractors. Replacing the traditional instrument panel behind the steering wheel, all the important information, such as driving speed, engine speed and time, are shown on the top of the new colour display located on the A-pillar. Below that, the operator can select information for controlling the tractor and implement. The display also shows the radio station and smartphone information over Bluetooth, and can also be used on HiTech and Active models to make all engine, hydraulics and transmission settings. On Versu and Direct models, the A-pillar display and SmartTouch divide the tasks according to suitability and operator preferences. The steering column is also new, and adjusting the…

1 min
double-digit increase

The 3,259 tractors (over 50hp) registered during the first quarter of this year was almost 13% more than in the opening three months of 2020. Due largely to the nearly 15% increase in registrations in March (2,085 units and the highest monthly total for any month since March 2012), the AEA says the first quarter rise in registrations in England was more obvious in the eastern half of the country. However, the south west, which bore the brunt of the wet weather in autumn 2019 and will have affected demand for tractors in early 2020, also saw a significant increase. The west Midlands and north west both saw slightly fewer machines registered this year, as did the Home Counties. Scotland and Wales both recorded only modest year-on-year rises but Northern Ireland saw…

2 min
electric ox ready for action

The first EOX-175 diesel-electric tractor has left the workshop and is about to start field tests. Developed by Dutch company H2Trac, the machine is born out of a 210hp (160kW) diesel-electric tool carrier known as the Multi Tool Trac (MTT), which featured in our October 2017 issue. Scrutinised by an international audience at Agritechnica that same year, the feedback was that the electric powertrain was great, but the 10.0t tool carrier was too heavy, long and high. It was back to the drawing board to ponder ways to lower the weight and reduce the length and height. The EOX-175 (Electric ox) was deemed the best fit for an arable farm for cultivating, drilling and spraying duties. Built in a workshop at Arnhem in the east of the country, and finished in…

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grimme milestone

Grimme UK’s new £3m Market Weighton depot recently suppled the 2,000th Grimme de-stoner. The milestone machine, a CS 150 Combi-Star separator, was supplied to MH Poskitt, which already owns six of the German-made de-stoners. One of Yorkshire’s largest root vegetable growers, the company grows, washes, packs, and distributes carrots, potatoes, swedes, parsnips and pumpkins for supermarkets. “It was a real surprise to us all to see that the serial number indicated that this was the 2,000th CS 150 Combi-Star to be manufactured,” comments managing director Patrick Graf Grote of Grimme UK. Providing a significant increase in the size of the team, the company relocated to the new 15,000sq.ft. depot in the middle of February, following 11 years in Dunnington, near York.…