Inside Farms and Farm Machinery May 2016 issue

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FFM 332 FC Farms and Farm Machinery magazine issue 332 goes on-sale from April 14. FFM 332 FC
JCB Fastrac 4220 review Tom Dickson checks out the brand new JCB Fastrac 4000 series tractor which has been designed from the ground up and offers comfort like no other machine on the market. JCB Fastrac 4220 review
Ford Everest review Ford's new Everest SUV range was released to much fanfare last year and Matt Wood takes it for a spin to see how well it handles the bush and rough farmland. Ford Everest review
Kymco 450i UTV review In a market saturated with UTVs offering similar features and specs, how does Taiwanese brand Kymco stand out? Barry Ashenhurst investigates. Kymco 450i UTV review
Tips and tricks ag attachments Caterpillar agriculture application representative Ben Rice talks agri-attachments and how to choose the right ones to suit your machines and needs. Tips and tricks ag attachments

In issue 332, on-sale April 14, Tom Dickson checks out JCB’s newest addition to its tractor family, the 4220. We also take a look at the brand new Ford Everest SUV range.

Fresh off the factory floor, JCB’s Fastrac 4000 series has been designed around the same core features of the renowned Fastrac range but with improved functions and comfort.

The 4220 is the only 4000 series model being imported into Australia at the moment. It has market leading componentry installed such as an AGCO engine and Fendt transmission which significantly improve driving operations, but Tom Dickson thinks the comfort it offers is what really makes it stand out.

One of the first clients to receive the brand new machine, Dennis Baker, says he was so impressed with the comfort factor he signed up to purchase the tractor right after he took it for a test drive on "the roughest piece of ground" he could find.

Read all about Tom’s experience with the brand new JCB Fastrac 4220 tractor in this issue. Watch the video review.

Ford’s new Everest SUV range launch was arguably one of the biggest car launches in 2015 so when Matt Wood had the chance to play around with a model from the line-up, he jumped at it.

From a pricing point of view, it seems Ford has Toyota firmly in its sights. While there is no doubt the Everest can handle suburban roads well, Matt wants to find out just how well it can handle the bush.

Does the Everest have what it takes to muscle in on Toyota’s firmly entrenched rural heartland? Matt finds out. Don’t miss the review in the magazine and watch the video here.

Other reviews featured in this issue are:

Col Jackson joined a party of international journalists on an eye-opening tour of Sugar Research Australia’s (SRA) facility in Meringa, north of Queensland.

The facility was established as the first and only entomological station within the Queensland Government’s Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations.

There, staff uses a range of advanced technology to develop new varieties of sugar cane, especially disease-resistant crops.

Read more on the work SRA is doing in this issue.

Our Tips and Tricks section this month looks at choosing the right agri-attachments for your machine and business.

Caterpillar agriculture application representative Ben Rice explores the different kinds of attachments available for agri-use and the role they play.

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