Precision Ag Schools – New Date Added

You are invited to attend the annual Hunt Forest Group Precision Ag Training Schools 2022 on Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3rd February (both FULLY BOOKED) and NOW Friday 4th February.

We will be covering the Generation 4 display. Overview operation & adjustments. New features, dual display & extended monitor set up. Turn automation demonstration, including an overview of JDLink & Operations Center. Please note that we will NOT be covering 2630, 2600 or 1800 displays.

The training schools will take place in the Thruxton Centre at Thruxton Circuit. Starting at 09:00 finishing at 14:30 with lunch & refreshments included. Groups will be limited to 30 per day on a first-come first-served basis. There will be a charge of £50 per person invoiced directly to your farm/business account.

Please contact Lawrence Matthews on 07899 890 356 or Tom Windel on 07498 228 079 to book your place.

During a press conference at CES 2022, John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor that’s ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere’s 8R Tractor, TruSet™-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.

The autonomous tractor has six pairs of stereo cameras, which enables 360-degree obstacle detection and the calculation of distance. Images captured by the cameras are passed through a deep neural network that classifies each pixel in approximately 100 milliseconds and determines if the machine continues to move or stops, depending on if an obstacle is detected. The autonomous tractor is also continuously checking its position relative to a geofence, ensuring it is operating where it is supposed to, and is accurate to within less than 1 inch.

To use the autonomous tractor, farmers only need to transport the machine to a field and configure it for autonomous operation. Using John Deere Operations Center Mobile, they can swipe from left to right to start the machine. While the machine is working, the farmer can leave the field to focus on other tasks while monitoring the machine’s status from their mobile device.

This is a new and exciting, ground-breaking development in modern farming methods, with technology at the forefront of everything we do, the team at Hunt Forest Group are looking forward to the launch of the Autonomous 8R and bringing our customers more information and insight into the technical features and functionality involved over the coming months.

Renowned chef and television presenter James Martin has become the proud owner of a new John Deere Gator.

Supplied by John Deere dealer Hunt Forest Group from its Chilbolton branch in Hampshire, James now has a 4×4 road legal utility vehicle which is perfect for his outdoor pursuits.

The XUV865M model has a towing capacity of 907kg and has a maximum load weight of 454kg – perfect for heavy or bulky loads. Additionally, it reaches a top speed of 31mph.

Ed Smales, Turf & Construction Sales Director at Hunt Forest Group, said: “It was great to see James and help facilitate him with a machine suitable for exploring the great British countryside that he is such an advocate of.

“The XUV865M Gator is absolutely perfect for James to get around in the Hampshire countryside where he is based. Featuring on-demand 4WD and the highest ground clearance of any of our crossovers, the vehicle frees the driver to focus on what’s ahead and go to places other models can’t in tricky conditions.

“With fully independent suspension, power steering, and top-of-the-line power, capacity and comfort, we think James will be perfectly equipped for new adventures and exploring a variety of terrains in his new vehicle.”

At the handover, James was very pleased with his new purchase, giving it a ringing endorsement in his own personal way.

“It’s a proper piece of kit,” he said.


The Isuzu D-Max has been named the Best Value Pick-up of the Year by renowned
specialist publication 4×4 Magazine. Having collected the Pick-up of the Year accolade
in 2021, the Isuzu D-Max has continued this winning trend by being awarded the Best
Value title for 2022.

The All-New Isuzu D-Max, which launched earlier this year, combines smart, bold, and
aggressive styling, and improved off-road performance with class-leading safety
technology. Not only does it deliver the capability and durability you would expect from
an Isuzu pick-up truck, but this tough workhorse has also now added superior levels of
comfort, refinement, and next-generation technology.

Appealing to a wide variety of drivers, from fleet operators to families, the Isuzu D-Max
model range is structured into three segments: Business, All-Purpose and Adventure,
resulting in an Isuzu D-Max to suit every customer’s requirement.

Alan Kidd, Editor at 4×4 Magazine said “The Isuzu D-Max won Pick-up of the Year last
year after we first drove it, so we’ve not been at all surprised by the enormous demand
Isuzu has encountered since sales began. And one of the reasons why people are
queueing up to buy them is that Isuzu has priced them very smartly indeed.”

He continued, “Isuzu has come to market with a range of models which undercut their
direct rivals – so for less money, you get one of the newest and best trucks on the
market, with famous reliability, rock-solid residuals and a monster of a warranty. No
wonder people are putting their faith in the Isuzu D-Max.”

Alan Able, Brand Director, Isuzu UK said “Collecting the award for Best Value Pick-up
of the Year is a great way to end 2021. With the launch of the All-New Isuzu D-Max
earlier in the spring and the expansion of the dealer network throughout the year, this
has been a very exciting and rewarding time for Isuzu UK.”

The Best Value Pick-up of the Year is available from £21,009 for Single Cab Utility
models, with Extended Cab Utility priced from £23,759 and Double Cab versions
available from £24,509 CVOTR +VAT.

Unfortunately, due to the recent changes in COVID-19 guidelines which come into force from 30.11.2021 we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel all of our planned ‘Christmas Open Evenings’ at Tilshead (02.12), Chilbolton & Isle of Wight (03.12) and Blashford (07.12) in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our Customers and Staff, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but ultimately we want everyone to remain safe in the build-up to Christmas and into the New Year without taking unnecessary risks.

Our Showrooms will remain open to customers wearing face coverings during normal working hours and we will still be offering 10% Off Toys, Clothing, Merchandise, Tools, and more from Thursday 2nd December until Thursday 23rd December 2021.

November saw the launch of two NEW Kramer-Werke GmbH telehandler models. Designed with maximum sturdiness and versatility in mind these additions extend the range to 13 models, all available with stacking heights between 4.3m and 9.5m.

The development of the KT144 creates a compact telescopic option with a maximum stacking height of 4.3m, making it the smallest model in the range, with a whole host of features including Hydrostatic 4-wheel steering and a 2 Speed Joystick. The KT144 is equipped with a Yanmar 3TNV80 engine and has a maximum payload of 1450kg making it the ideal machine for both around the farm and in buildings.

The new KT3610 reaches new lift heights and transmission ranges whilst maintaining maximum compactness thanks to its 3-piece boom. With a maximum stacking height of 9.5m and payload of 3600kg coupled with Smart Handling, Intelligent Overload Protection, and Automatic Button Return alongside the inclusion of a NEW 7” LCD colour display for all Vehicle functions the KT3610 really is the perfect allrounder.

Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating Christmas with mulled wine, mince pies and special discounts on many items, including 10% off John Deere clothing for all ages, tools, toys, workwear and parts.



Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be in pole position? Then why not put yourself to the test in our F1 race car simulator! £50 Hunt Forest Group voucher to the winner with the fastest lap!  (Available at Tilshead, Chilbolton and Blashford).

European agricultural machinery journalists have announced the Tractor of the Year for 2022, with John Deere winning two awards. The 7R 350 AutoPowr model took first place in the overall Tractor of the Year category, while the 6120M AutoPowr received the Best Utility Tractor award.

In the main category, the John Deere 7R 350 AutoPowr tractor impressed the judges in all aspects of the very rigorous voting process:

In the Best Utility Tractor category, the John Deere 6120M AutoPowr model scored highly with the following features:

Tractor of the Year is an international award programme that has been running since 1998. The jury consists of 26 leading agricultural technology journalists from 25 European countries. For the second year in a row, the awards were presented at the EIMA International agricultural technology trade fair in Bologna, Italy.

We are delighted to be launching the All New Isuzu DMAX at two locations across our region;

9th November – Tapnell Farm, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

10th November – Thruxton Motor Circuit

We will be joined by the Isuzu UK Team and their professional drivers to ensure you experience the best of the all new Isuzu DMAX. 

At Tapnell Farm, we will have the venue for our own use and experience the best roads and scenery on the Island.

At Thruxton Motor Circuit, we will have exclusive use of the Skid Pan and Off Road Facilities while experiencing a fabulous road route also.   On your return to the facility, we will also be able to show the new ADAS features using another controlled environment.

At both venues we will also be able to show the towing capability of the new vehicle with a weighted trailer on standby should you wish to tow on your demonstration drive.  We have nothing to hide, this new vehicle really is ‘Driven To Do’.

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