Cameraman and farm machinery enthusiast Sascha Jussen has been busy filming scenes in his native Germany as well as in France, Belgium and Holland, to produce a unique DVD series that shows clearly how farm machinery is used throughout the seasons in the 21st century in Europe.
With a host of the latest equipment shown in action along with many older machines that are still to be found working out in the countryside, there is sure to be something for everyone in these action packed programmes. There are also some very unusual machines shown from an early Eicher toolcarrier to 'trike' conversions of Case IH and Deutz Fahr tractors as well as many types and makes of implements that are not seen in the UK.
Part One charts the spring workload with tractors busy ploughing, cultivating and drilling, large self-propelled machines spreading fertiliser and injecting slurry as well as sprayers and tractor mounted fertiliser distributers.
Part Two shows silage and hay making in full swing while the arable crops are growing nicely and its time for many to receive chemical treatments for pests and diseases before the cereal harvest.
Part Three follows the sugar beet, maize and potato harvesting are to the fore along with more unusual harvests, such as chive and chicory roots, and there is also the usual mix of classic machinery and the very latest monster kit!
Part Four covers the winter bringing the series to a close. This instalment finds many tractors old and new out working in the fields of Germany and Holland in particular.
- Running time approx 120 minutes each
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- DVD PAL UK