Published by AMTEC on 06th Jul 2023

In-Demand Farm Machinery: The Most Desired Pieces of the Year

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The agricultural industry has witnessed a significant rise in the demand for farm machinery. The evolving needs of farmers and farm managers, advancements in technology, and the ever-growing goal for increased efficiency have all contributed to the rising need for farm machinery. As a result, specific machines have become favourites among farmers and farm managers, for their efficiency, versatility, and quality.

In this blog, we've outlined the most sought-after and that has gained popularity in 2023. We will delve deeper into the features, benefits, and real-world applications of these top-rated machines. If you’re a farm manager looking to upgrade your equipment to boost efficiency within your farm, then read on to find out how you can get your hands on the current top five machines making waves in the agricultural landscape at the moment through our agricultural machine sourcing solutions.

Top 5 Most Desired Farm Machinery 

Simba X-Press


The Simba X-press is a flexible and efficient short disc cultivator that thrives in various agricultural settings. Whether it's preparing untouched stubble or refining pre-cultivated land to establish a perfect seedbed, the Simba X-press delivers exceptional performance. Renowned among farmers and farm managers worldwide, this cultivator is highly sought-after for its robust construction and extensive range of sizes. Choose from the compact 3M mounted version, optionally equipped with a leading ST tine bar, or opt for the larger 6.6M and 8M trailed models for more extensive operations.

Price Range

Choose the Simba X-press cultivator, available in various sizes, to meet your agricultural needs, with prices ranging from £8,000-£28,000.

What has caused it’s rise in popularity?

The Simba X-press is a highly popular machine due to its versatility and strong build. It excels in various agricultural tasks. Farmers worldwide appreciate its reliability and robust construction. Additionally, the Simba X-press offers a wide selection of sizes, providing flexibility to match different farming operations.

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Horsch Sprinter

Horsch Sprinter

The Horsch Sprinter offers versatile tine seeding solutions that cater to various needs. With the Horsch Sprinter seed drill, you can accomplish soil preparation, seeding, and fertilisation all in a single pass. Specifically designed for minimum tillage conditions, the Sprinter seed drill is an ideal choice. By minimising soil disturbance, it enhances efficiency and increases the likelihood of achieving higher yields. Additionally, the Horsch Sprinter is relatively low maintenance due to the minimal amount of moving parts, ensuring long-lasting performance.

The Horsch Sprinter offers a diverse range of sizes to accommodate different farming requirements. Whether you have a small or large-scale operation, there's a Horsch Sprinter seed drill that fits your needs.

In our selection of used Horsch Sprinter no-till seed drills, you can find models such as the Horsch Sprinter 4ST, 6ST, and 8ST. These models are designed to cater to various field sizes and productivity levels. We also offer 3m and 4m models of the Horsch Sprinter seed drill. These sizes cater to specific field dimensions and allow for efficient seed placement across wider areas, optimising your seeding operations.

Price Range

The price range for the various models of the Horsch Sprinter seed drill depends on factors such as size, condition (new or used), and additional features, and can vary accordingly. From £20,000 to £105,000.

What has caused it’s rise in popularity?

The Horsch Sprinter seed drill has gained its popularity for several compelling reasons. Its ability to provide soil preparation, seeding, and fertilisation in a single pass saves valuable time and increases efficiency on the farm. Additionally, the Sprinter's design makes it suitable for both small-scale and large-scale farming operations and is fairly low maintenance, resulting in increased longevity and reduced downtime. These reasons combined make the Horsch Sprinter seed drill a popular and highly regarded choice among farmers/farm managers seeking efficient and reliable seeding solutions.

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12M Cambridge Rolls


12M Cambridge rolls are a vital tool in the farm managers agricultural armoury. These rollers, typically constructed with gangs of cast iron rings mounted on a central shaft, serve multiple purposes within the cultivation and drilling processes.

The primary function of a 12M Cambridge roller is to create a well-prepared seedbed. As the roller moves across the field, the cast iron rings exert pressure on the soil, promoting compaction and levelling. This compaction helps to establish an even and firm surface, which is essential for successful planting. By creating a uniform seedbed, the rollers contribute to consistent seed germination and subsequent crop growth, leading to higher yields.

Some Cambridge field rollers are equipped with breakers strategically placed between the rings. These breakers serve a dual purpose as they aid in the removal of debris and help to break down clumps of soil.

By breaking down clods of soil and eliminating obstacles, 12M Cambridge rollers promote better seed-to-soil contact, which is crucial for optimal seed germination. Improved seed-to-soil contact enhances the absorption of moisture and nutrients by the seeds, enabling healthier root development and overall crop growth. Additionally, the reduction of clods minimises the potential for uneven emergence and facilitates the operation of subsequent farm machinery, such as sprayers and harvesters.

Price Range

Cambridge field rollers are available in a range of price options, from £3,000 to £25,000, allowing farm managers to choose a model that aligns with their budget and specific requirements.

What has caused it’s rise in popularity?

12M Cambridge rollers are indispensable tools in the farmer's agricultural toolkit. Their ability to consolidate the soil, create an even seedbed, and break down clods of soil ensures optimal conditions for successful crop establishment. By employing these rollers, farm managers can enhance their cultivation and drilling processes, leading to improved yields and more efficient farm operations.

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Vaderstad Carriers

Vaderstad Carrier being used to prepare seedbed

The Väderstad Carrier has emerged as one of the most sought-after cultivators in recent years. While numerous "short discs" have entered the cultivator market, the Vaderstad Carrier stands out as one of the original and superior seedbed preparation machines. Its primary purpose is to facilitate shallow cultivation after harvest, promoting weed growth or the process known as "chitting." However, the versatility of the Vaderstad Carrier extends beyond that, as it proves equally effective as a secondary cultivator in conjunction with ploughing or other intensive cultivation methods.

The Väderstad Carrier cultivator is available in a diverse range of sizes to cater to varying agricultural needs. The size range encompasses different working widths, allowing farmers to select the most suitable option based on their specific field requirements and equipment capabilities. Whether it's a CR300 cultivator for compact or narrow fields or a CR1225 for wide and expansive areas, Väderstad farm machinery offers a comprehensive selection. This size flexibility ensures that farmers can effectively and efficiently prepare their seedbeds, regardless of the scale or dimensions of their farming operations.

AMTEC are committed agricultural consultants, offering an exceptional selection of Vaderstad drills and cultivators both for online browsing and in-person viewing. Furthermore, our services include the capability to source Vaderstad machinery, as well as new and used farming equipment, based on specific requests from our customers.

Price Range

The price range of Vaderstad Carrier cultivators varies depending on factors such as model, size, features, and the condition of the equipment, making it possible to find options that align with different budgetary considerations, from £10,000 to £40,000.

What has caused it’s rise in popularity?

The Vaderstad Carrier has gained immense popularity due to its reputation as one of the original and superior seedbed preparation machines. Its versatility shines through as it performs exceptionally as a secondary cultivator. With a wide range of sizes available, farmers can choose the most suitable option for their field requirements. The Vaderstad Carrier's popularity makes it a favoured choice among farmers seeking reliable and efficient farm equipment.

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Vaderstad Rapid Drills (2015 or newer)


The Vaderstad Rapid seed drill is the flagship machine in their lineup, representing a significant advancement in arable planting during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Even today, it remains at the forefront of the industry. The Vaderstad Rapid is specifically designed for high-speed and precise drilling of cereal crops, living up to its name. It can be seamlessly integrated into various farming methods, including minimum tillage systems, or drilling into seedbeds created through intensive cultivation.

The Vaderstad Rapid consistently delivers impressive results in all types of conditions. Employing a comprehensive system that encompasses seedbed preparation, leveling, drilling, and reconsolidation—all achieved in a single pass. As a result, the seeding process becomes highly efficient, yielding excellent outcomes. With the Rapid system, seed depth can be controlled directly from the cab, enabling easy on-the-go adjustments. The unique design ensures that the seed slot remains clean, regardless of soil type, while creating an optimal soil bed for maximising germination.

Price Range

The price range of Vaderstad Rapid seed drills varies depending on the specific model and features, offering options to suit different budgets and requirements. For the 2015 year and new models, you can expect price ranges of £25,000 to £140,000.

What has caused it’s rise in popularity?

By providing the opportunity for maximum yields and exceptional handling efficiency, the Vaderstad Rapid drill range holds a top position among our other new and used agricultural machinery offerings. Feel free to explore our selection of Vaderstad Rapids for sale, which includes the Rapid 300 and Rapid 400 models.

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AMTEC: Sourcing the Most Popular Machinery for Your Needs

Staying informed and up to date with the latest advancements in agricultural machinery is crucial for maintaining efficiency and productivity in any farming operation. By regularly updating your equipment, you can benefit from improved performance, reduced downtime, and enhanced profitability.

At AMTEC, we understand the difficulties farm managers face when it comes to acquiring the right equipment for their needs as well, as selling machinery you no longer use. We offer services beyond the selling of farming equipment. Our dedicated team of experts will work with you to source and procure the right equipment and machinery you need to grow your business. Our team will work with you to evaluate what the best solution is based on your needs, and then work with our partners and acquisition network to find what you're looking for, off-market. Our dedicated team will conduct thorough research, locate the most suitable solutions, and assist you in fulfilling all your agricultural machinery requirements at the most competitive prices. We’ve sourced all sorts of solutions for farm managers just like you, getting the right machinery at the right time.

If you're not sure exactly what you need and need some guidance, we can help with that too.

AMTEC is here to help farm managers better plan and equip themselves to achieve their objectives with the farms they are managing too. We offer not only a comprehensive range of machinery but also a wide array of farm management services to including being on hand as personal agricultural consultants to support farm managers in achieving their goals. 

Count on us to be your trusted partner in fulfilling all your farming needs. Learn more about our machine management solutions.

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