User review: New Holland T5.140 with clever transmission is worth its substantial price tag says one Welsh contractor



Combining a four-cylinder punch, dual clutch transmission and a high level of specification, New Holland’s T5.140 DynamicCommand is aimed at farmers who need greater performance and comfort from a smaller tractor. Consequently it comes with a substantial price tag, but is it worth the money? Simon Henley travels to Wales to find out.

New Holland proudly debuted the latest incarnation of its popular four-cylinder T5 tractor range at AgriTechnica 2019 in Germany. The focus of the revised line-up was the inclusion of the Big Horizon cab borrowed from the larger T6/T7 models and the optional eight-speed/three-range semi-powershift DynamicCommand Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Despite the flag-flying at the time, it has taken more than 12 months for the first working examples to trickle their way into UK dealerships and onto British farms. The question now is, was it worth the wait?

John Jones and his partner Laura Hyde farm 105 hectares in the rolling hills surrounding Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. Like many farmers in West Wales, Mr Jones runs a commercial sheep flock and rears beef cattle. However, livestock farming represents only a small portion of this farming enterprise, which provides a grassland contracting service to farmers throughout the local area.



NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...