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Hop harvester purchase made possible by finance

It’s one thing knowing you desperately need to replace your hop-picker. But it’s another to actually make such a major purchase – especially when your money is needed for so many other things. Grower Sarah Hawkin took that plunge.

Half a century of industry service

One of the UK’s longest established orchard and vineyard machinery manufacturers and suppliers celebrates 50 years of trading this year, and 40 years since it took on its main tractor franchise. David Williams joined senior team members during a visit to a long-standing customer to find out what makes the dealer’s service so special.

Fruit and vine machinery specialist celebrates 50th birthday

The UK’s fruit and vine machinery specialist, NP Seymour, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the appointment of a new member to its sales team.

Extend the life and value of your machinery with a winter service

With the harvest season drawing to a close, it’s crucial to start thinking about booking a winter service for your tractors and implements. NP Seymour has provided the following advice.

Partnership aims to drive autonomous vineyard innovation

Following Kubota Corporation’s investment in Chouette in November 2022, the two businesses are to further strengthen their partnership to develop joint solutions for vineyard automation.

Meeting increased demand

When Essex-based machinery dealer, RC Boreham & Co took on the Deutz-Fahr tractor franchise in 2010, the brand’s agricultural tractors were the priority. However, growing demand for the manufacturer’s specialist narrow tractor line-up has resulted in the dealer investing to meet the needs of the viticulture and fruit industries. David Williams reports.

Familiar faces and new customers turn out to appreciate machinery road show

Fruit and vineyard machinery specialist Kirkland took its Road Show across the UK this summer, which proved a big success. Fruit & Vine reported from the event held at Boxford Farms in Suffolk.

New mower is the “apple of the orchard’s eye”

Bill Medel of E&B Medel Orchards recently purchased a Major Cyclone mower to maintain the grass between rows of apple trees – he gave Fruit & Vine his opinion.

Essex dealer business built on service and back-up

An Essex-based engineer took on his first machinery franchise after working on a 30-year-old mower and being impressed by its longevity and build quality. Now a carefully selected range of specialist machinery brands is offered by the independent dealer – all backed by industry knowledge and personal service. David Williams reports.

Ernest Doe & Sons’ fruit and vineyard machinery working days prove popular

New and existing customers enjoyed an opportunity to see the latest fruit and vineyard machinery working at events organised by Ernest Doe & Sons in Essex and Surrey in early July. Machinery editor David Williams was there.

New Machinery Review: Fendt electric e107 V Vario tractor

Fendt will officially launch its battery-powered e107 v Vario tractor at the German Agritechnica show this November. Fruit & Vine machinery editor David Williams enjoyed an early test drive.

Firm behind world’s first raspberry picking robot secures £1.5m investment

Fieldwork Robotics, the company behind the world’s first raspberry picking robot, has secured £1.5 million in funding from investment firm Elbow Beach Capital (EBC) last month to enhance its technology and expand its reach.

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