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Michael Collins
Michael Collins




Michael Collins is machinery editor at the Irish Farmers Journal. From a mixed farm in east Cork, Michael graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in 2002. After completing his degree, he started his career in the machinery industry with John Deere Werke Mannheim Germany in the Marketing Department. After this he worked for Amazone and Krone in the UK as territory sales manager and then spent some time travelling around the world working on various farms. Laterally he has worked as sales manager, Ireland, for Ecolab in the dairy hygiene industry.

Machinery news: big names announce big changes in combines, cars and spreaders
The big players in harvesting and grass equipment have announced a series of updates to their machines.
By Michael Collins on 17 August 2017
John Deere Limited has new headers, controls, hardware and software to make their largest combines even more efficient.
By Michael Collins on 17 August 2017
Safety in the field and on the road this harvest period
A delayed harvest puts more pressure and stress on farmers trying to complete field work but is no time for taking shortcuts.
By Michael Collins on 17 August 2017
Michael Collins gives an overview of the standards all trailers must meet under Irish road traffic regulations.
By Michael Collins on 10 August 2017
Machinery news: legal-checking your trailer and test-driving the Golf GTI
With the harvest under way, it's time for a refresher on just what is and isn't road legal when it comes to trailers. There is also a new combine app from New Holland and we test-drive the Golf GTI.
By Michael Collins on 10 August 2017
Spaldings is expanding its range of tractor- and excavator-mounted mulchers available across Ireland and the UK building on the success already seen with the TMC Cancela range currently available.
By Michael Collins on 10 August 2017
New Holland has launched an app which helps operators to adjust settings according to crop conditions.
By Michael Collins on 10 August 2017
Germany Farms recently changed tyres on its telehandlers with positive results in comfort, traction and wear.
By Michael Collins on 10 August 2017
This week, we have a sneak peek at the latest updates to the Case IH range. AGCO announces changes and we preview Tullamore Show. We also report from the silage extravaganza in Lismore.
By on 03 August 2017
Pöttinger expands its sales team in Ireland with the appointment of a new salesman to cover the east of the country.
By on 03 August 2017
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