Patent Details for the Opperman Motocart

Restored Opperman Motocart owned by Mark Dudfield

Introduction What follows are the basic details of the patent application for the Opperman Motocart complete with original specification drawings. The original design of the Opperman Motocart aimed to provide ‘a vehicle of simple and cheap construction which would be suitable for the transport or delivery of goods for example or if desired for agricultural … Read more

Claas Lexion

A Claas Lexion combine harvesting cereals

Since the Claas Lexion 480 arrived a quarter of a century ago (12th November 1995), Claas has been at the forefront of combine performance. The launch of a totally new threshing concept – its patented APS HYBRID SYSTEM, (a combination of the APS threshing unit and the ROTO PLUS residual grain separation system), made it … Read more

Sumo DTS strip-till drill

Photograph showing a New Holland tractor and Sumo 3m DTS drill

With Autumn/winter 2019 behind us and 2020 bringing its own challenges, it will come as no surprise that farmers are looking for ways to establish their crops by covering the ground with less passes, less disturbance and less environmental impact. Sumo, a British manufacturer based in York believe they have the answer – the DTS … Read more


DataConnect cloud to cloud image

If you run a mixed brand fleet of machinery on your farm and need to exchange essential machinery data between machines you have to duplicate the information on each manufacturers platform or web portals. This is time consuming and increases the chances of errors creeping in. This is where DataConnect comes in. Cloud-to-cloud solution Dataconnect … Read more

New Holland in Maschio Gaspardo Agreement

Image of Maschio Gaspardo produced in New Holland blue

New Holland Agriculture has signed a supply agreement with Maschio Gaspardo, a leadingmanufacturer of agricultural equipment for tillage, seeding and planting, fertilization, crop protection, green maintenance and haymaking. Available exclusively through New Holland dealerships from 2021, selected Disc Harrow and Subsoiler models will be manufactured by Maschio Gaspardo for New Holland. Carlo Lambro Brand President … Read more

Coronavirus Impacts Deutz Engine Business

Photograph of Deutz Cologne engine production

Although not unexpected, DEUTZ, a leading global manufacturer of innovative drive systems, registered an overall decline in business performance in the first quarter of 2020. A global fall in demand from the key customer industries, significantly exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis appears to be the primary cause of the decline. To further exacerbate the situation, … Read more

Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Ploughshare 1975

Ransome Sims and Jefferies plough fig1_2

On the 21st January 1971, Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd. of Nacton Works, Ipswich, Suffolk applied for a patent for an improved ploughshare invented by Richard Arthur Brown. The patent, number GB1381708A was published on the 22nd January 1975. The patent ceased on the 28th August 1980 due to non payment of the renewal fee. … Read more

Water Cooling Charge Air

water cooled charge air fig 1

On the 30th December 1977, DAVID BROWN TRACTORS Ltd. of Meltham Mills, Meltham, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire were granted a patent, number GB1496548A. The inventor is stated as HERBERT EDWARD ASHFIELD and the invention for water cooling charge air, was designed to cool the inlet air between a turbocharger and the engine, increasing the fuel that … Read more

International Harvester improved traction coupling design 1974

International Harvester tractor coupling fig 2 and 3

The traction coupling of a tractor refers to the means in which a trailer or trailed implement is attached to the tractor, generally by drag hook (pick up hook) or drawbar. In 1974 a patent was granted to International Harvester Company of Great Britain for their design of a frame to allow attachment of both … Read more