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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Machinery: Thinking through forage production with SIP

Machinery: Thinking through forage production with SIP

SIP produces the world’s largest mower outfit – it has a cutting width of 15m, is in regular production and...

Landini slices 10% off fuel consumption figures

Landini slices 10% off fuel consumption figures

Fuel consumption is a topic close to all our hearts at present so when a tractor manufacturer happily states that...

Latest Massey Ferguson  Balers now TIM-enabled

Latest Massey Ferguson Balers now TIM-enabled

The round baler is fast becoming the primary home for tractor implement management systems (TIM) with Massey Ferguson becoming the...

Shallow subsoiling with Spaldings’ latest Flatlift design

Shallow subsoiling with Spaldings’ latest Flatlift design

It has generally been the case that tractor power has increased at a rate faster than implement manufacturers have developed...

Sulky adds multipurpose seed drill to spreader range

Sulky adds multipurpose seed drill to spreader range

Advances in spreading accuracy had, up until this spring, been largely ignored, despite companies like Sulky putting tremendous efforts into...

Valtra’s new range of tractors has emphasis on simplicity

Valtra’s new range of tractors has emphasis on simplicity

Valtra has responded to the relentless increase in tractor power and specific demands of different agricultural sectors by introducing a...

John Deere unlocks digital systems for use by other manufacturers

John Deere unlocks digital systems for use by other manufacturers

John Deere has long been a keen advocator of digital technology, albeit in the form of mass capture of data,...

Identifying precision farming opportunities with Trimble

Identifying precision farming opportunities with Trimble

There has been a great deal of talk about precision farming over the past few years, yet the adoption of...

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...