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Brand new Valtra T Series - Built around the driver
The fourth generation of the Valtra T Series is a completely new tractor that has been designed from a clean sheet of paper. The new T Series models range from 155 horsepower to 250 horsepower with up to 1000 Nm of torque – providing enough power for even more demanding tasks.
Mick's 65th birthday celebrations
On Monday 10th November we celebrated with Michael (Mick) Moore as he turned 65 years young.
Our longest-standing staff member (once referred to as the 'workshop encyclopedia') is a highly valuable member of our team.
In 2015 Mick will have been with the company for 50 years so we thank him for his efforts and commitment to date; all of those years of hard work have helped the company become what it is today.
Tractor speed and tractor trailer weight announcement
Transport Minister Claire Perry today announced that the government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test for tractors and trailers.
It is intended to increase the maximum combination weight limit for tractors and trailers from 24.39 tonnes to 31 tonnes. This will allow farmers to have more flexibility in sizing their combinations, allow larger tractors to haul the same maximum loads that smaller ones do already and will offer some farmers a modest increase in the amount of produce they can carry in each journey. The maximum laden weight of trailers will remain unchanged (at 18.29 tonnes) and the maximum axle weights for tractors and trailers will not change.
An effective speed limit of 25 mph will be applied for conventional tractors. Modern tractors are designed to safely travel at speeds of up to, or over 25 mph, but current regulations restrict their speed to 20 mph, lower than many other EU countries.
Phase 2 is planned for introduction before harvest 2016 and it includes the consideration of further increases in weights and speeds, including maximum laden trailer weight limits and a roadworthiness test for some agricultural tractors and trailers.