Frustration in south west over failed machinery

Blake, Andrew
October 2006
Farmers Weekly;10/13/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 15, p54
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the challenges faced by farmers in Devon, England over failed agricultural machinery. According to farm owner Troy Stuart, he is concerned about the reliability of the machinery. It cites several mechanical faults including burst radiators and failed hydraulic pumps and alternators. He also says that some engine problems can be attributed to manufacturers trying to keep up with new emissions legislation. INSET: CULTIVATORS ON TRIAL.


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