Justin Roberts

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Justin Roberts

Technical Machinery Specialist

Justin studied at Welsh Agricultural College, Aberystwyth having first worked in both the feed and seed sectors of the industry. He has two decades of experience in writing about farm machinery, both vintage and contemporary across several publications. As an author he has written two books, including the history of the Nordic tractor and now resides in Co. Tipperary.

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Pressure-free sowing with latest Kverneland hopper

Pressure-free sowing with latest Kverneland hopper

A hot and dusty Italian plain which lies somewhere below sea level was the venue for the launch of Kverneland’s...

Kverneland shines the spotlight on ROC mergers

Kverneland shines the spotlight on ROC mergers

A visitor to the one of the larger European agricultural machinery fairs will soon come to appreciate that Italy is...

Bobcat’s box of new tricks on display at Dobris

Bobcat’s box of new tricks on display at Dobris

Bobcat has the bit clamped firmly between its teeth at present with a tumble of announcements and press releases over...

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

In between the bouts of unsettled weather that has marked June so far, there will be many anxiously awaiting the...

Dammann develops adjustable nozzle positioning on sprayers

Dammann develops adjustable nozzle positioning on sprayers

Recent efforts to reduce the amount of pesticides being applied via sprayers tend to centre on identifying individual weed plants...

Smart Forestry control systems from Kronos

Smart Forestry control systems from Kronos

Kronos started life as small smithy situated in the the west of Finland, shoeing horses and helping local farmers fix...

Versatility paramount with new Vaderstad Carrier XT discs

Versatility paramount with new Vaderstad Carrier XT discs

Vaderstad has recently introduced a new disc cultivator, the Carrier XT 425-625. This latest machine is focused on ease of...

Bobcat-certified machines boost availability

Bobcat-certified machines boost availability

With lead times for new machinery often extending into the far distance, Bobcat is aiming to ease the wait by...

Reinhold Claas, combine harvester pioneer, passes away at 91

Reinhold Claas, combine harvester pioneer, passes away at 91

Claas has recently announced the passing of Reinhold Claas, last remaining son of the August Claas, who pioneered the company’s...

Case introduces new top end variable chamber balers

Case introduces new top end variable chamber balers

In May, Case brought to the world’s attention the various upgrades it had made to its basic variable chamber baler...

Kubota enters the virtual world on Farming Simulator 22

Kubota enters the virtual world on Farming Simulator 22

Manufacturers have long known the value of a brand and Kubota is making its presence felt on the popular game,...

No apologies for the late arrival of four-wheel drive

No apologies for the late arrival of four-wheel drive

Strange as it may now seem, four-wheel drive in the Ireland and the UK was often considered an unnecessary gimmick...

Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

Should you happen to have 1,000hp or so burbling away in your forage harvester, then you would naturally wish for...

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self-propelled SAM sprayer

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self-propelled SAM sprayer

With the dramatic increase in fertiliser costs, the spotlight has been turned on its efficient use like never before, and...

Two-engine option for latest Kramer Loader

Two-engine option for latest Kramer Loader

First seen at the Balmoral show, Kramer has released further details of its most recent model, the KT 144, which...

Claas celebrates 25 years of the Terra Trac

Claas celebrates 25 years of the Terra Trac

This year marks 35 years of Claas fitting rubber tracks to its premium range of combine harvesters, and 25 years...

Case New Holland buys lightweight boom business

Case New Holland buys lightweight boom business

There are mixed messages coming from the machinery industry over the future role of sprayers as manufacturers wonder which horse...

Is this goodbye to the hydraulic ram?

Is this goodbye to the hydraulic ram?

Electrification of tractors has mainly centred around the displacement of the engine with battery packs, a bid which has so...