Read news and press releases from Johnston Tractors and our product suppliers.

show season 2017

The 2017 Show Season is underway

The 2017 Show Season is underway with Johnston Tractors having completed the first event of the year with the Cumberland Show. The show proved to be a great success at it’s new site at East Park Brisco on the south side of Carlisle. Perfect weather and a large number of people through the gates meant the […]

John Deere's X350R lawn tractor, awarded Best Buy status by BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy Award for John Deere X350R lawn tractor

John Deere’s X350R lawn tractor has been awarded Best Buy status by BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. In a comparative test of 14 different machines in February 2017, the testers marked each mower out of 20, assessing ease of use, comfort, handling and turning as well as cut quality and overall performance. The John Deere X350R achieved a […]

Robust but lightweight, a battery walk-behind mower is ideal for areas with no access to a power socket.

John Deere introduces two new battery mowers

John Deere has introduced two cordless battery powered models to its extensive range of petrol and electric walk-behind mowers for residential customers. Thanks to the latest Lithium-Ion battery technology, there are no cables, petrol or pollution to worry about. Suitable for areas of grass up to 400m² or 500m², the cordless mowers are quiet and fuss […]


Powerful Tedders

The latest additions to Kverneland’s range of mounted tedders features exceptionally powerful driveline concept, strong and sturdy design, paired with compact transport dimensions. A Fitting Choice for Productive Operations The new Kverneland 8568 and 8590 rotary tedders are joining the 8576, which was already released last season, to form a completely new family of mounted […]


e-drill: extremely operator-friendly

Extremely operator-friendly, Kverneland presents the new integrated professional seed drills, e-drill compact and e-drill maxi, fitting to Kverneland’s power harrows and seed bed harrows. When looking at the new Kverneland integrated seed drills, e-drill compact and e-drill maxi, what makes the difference for the farmer?  What makes the adjustment and handling of these seed drills […]

(Left to right): John Deere turf division manager Chris Meacock, Andy and Kathryn Maxfield, and Sue Swire of Alzheimer’s Society.

Driving a Deere for dementia

HMP Kirkham prison officer Andy Maxfield from Inskip in Lancashire is aiming to break a six year old Guinness World Record by driving from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a John Deere lawn tractor, while raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. Andy and his daughter Kathryn, who is a hairdresser at Leckonby Hair Studio in Great […]

John Deere Michelin Tractors Drivers Championship

John Deere & Michelin are looking for Europe’s best tractor driver

John Deere and Michelin are once again hosting the European Drivers’ Championship in June 2017. Sixteen drivers from all over Europe will prove their skills driving the new 6250R tractor at the Michelin test site in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The competition is not only about speed, but also about the best and most efficient driving strategy. Those […]

The new premium C441R wrapping baler.

John Deere at Grassland & Muck 2017

John Deere’s new 6250R tractor with the award-winning CommandPRO joystick, premium C441R wrapping baler and Manure Sensing system are all making their UK public working demonstration debut at Grassland & Muck 2017 at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire in May. The 6250R tractor will be equipped with John Deere’s triple mower conditioner (TMC), consisting of a front-mounted and two rear-mounted […]