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CNH Industrial acquires majority stake in Bennamann
Gary Abbott
CNH Industrial has acquired the controlling stake of Bennamann following its 10% buy-in back in 2021. Bennamann offers a solution to capture and purify existing slurry bio-methane for use as fuel.
22 March 2023 News
Pit silage guided at €175-187/ac for 2023
The increased cost of machinery replacement, tyres, oil, insurance and labour throughout 2022 are the reasons behind a 5% hike in contractor charges, according to FCI.
22 March 2023 News
ProDig beefs up folding fork ranges
ProDig has redeveloped its folding silage fork offerings, with the launch of its Mammoth and Taurus ranges, available in working widths from 12ft to 18ft.
2020 Fendt 718 sells for €112,000 at midlands auction
A tidy example of a 2020 Fendt 718 with 4,300 hours and a front-end loader topped Hennessy Auctioneers monthly machinery auction, selling for €112,000 plus VAT.
22 March 2023 News
FCI appoints new managing director
The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has announced the appointment of Ann Gleeson Hanrahan as the new managing director of the association.
22 March 2023 News
Contractor charges face 5% rise in 2023 as machinery costs soar- FCI
Increases in machinery replacement, tyres, fuel, oil, insurance and labour throughout 2022 with more expected into 2023 are the reasons behind a 5% increase in contractor charges, according to FCI.
22 March 2023 News
Changing to biomethane tractors
Decarbonising agriculture will be one of the biggest engineering challenges of our lifetime writes Thomas Duffy.
22 March 2023 Climate and environment
Green diesel prices stable at just over €1/l
Over the course of the past month, brent crude oil has fluctuated from $79-86/barrel, equating to a current green diesel price of €1.01/l to €1.05/l (VAT inclusive) across the country.
15 March 2023 News
New tractor registrations up 11%
New tractor registration figures for the year to date up to the end of February are up 11% in comparison with the same period last year, according to new figures from the FTMTA.
15 March 2023 News
Alstrong appoints three new dealers
Alstrong Ltd has announced the appointment of J Leech Agri Ltd, McMullan Agri and SDI Farm Sales as three new dealers for its products.
15 March 2023 News
Over 400 lots up for grabs at midlands online machinery auction
With over 500 lots up for grabs, Hennessy Auctioneers are set to host its monthly machinery auction on Saturday, 18 March from 10am.
15 March 2023 News
Galway County Ploughing Match to take place this weekend
The Galway County Ploughing Match will be held on Sunday 19 March 2023 on stubble ground at Killian, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
15 March 2023 News