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

Fruit Picking Jobs UK

handful of blueberries

With the current travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic there is an urgent need for local workers to fulfil the summer fruit harvest throughout the UK.  We have listed several jobs on our agriculture job board and as an additional resource we have compiled this directory of 43 fruit farms across the UK with … Read more

US Dairy Industry News

black and white cows walking back to field

Agriculture (along with many other industries) is facing some of the toughest times in living memory. Facing these challenges without any reserves, has far reaching implications for businesses, the health and well being of business owners, families, staff and ancillary industries. This article looks at the current state of the US dairy industry. Farmers, being … 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

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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

The ‘Hot-Bulb’ internal combustion engine

Cross section of hot bulb engine

Introduction The hot-bulb engine was designed and perfected by Herbert Akroyd Stuart (born on 28th January 1864 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England) with the first commercial prototypes being built in 1886. Production started under licence in 1891 by Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, with the engines known as the Hornsby Akroyd Patent Oil Engine. You … Read more

Patent Details of the Knotter designed by August Claas

CLAAS logo

The importance of the legendary knotter designed by August Claas which went on to be used as the trademark for CLAAS, should not be underestimated. The design brought technical reliability with economical advantages to the farmer. The CLAAS knotter design overcame the limitations of the current knotters of the time by allowing the use of … Read more