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First look: John Deere’s new 6R models
Gary Abbott
John Deere showcased two new models from its revamped 6R series as part of an Irish and UK road show recently. Gary Abbott caught up with the all new six-cylinder 6R 185 and four-cylinder 6R 140.
31 December 2021 News
Watch: ploughing on at 88
The Irish Farmers Journal met 88-year-old Mayo ploughman Paddy Sheridan at this year’s National Ploughing Championships and he left quite the impression.
24 November 2021 Tractors
Hiring v buying – what suits your situation?
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott crunch the numbers on whether hiring or buying a new tractor is the better option for Irish farmers.
Massey Ferguson 5S.125 is the go-to tool for suckler farmers
Gary Abbott travelled to meet Cavan suckler farmer Michael Cadden, to find out his Massey Ferguson 5S.125 is performing.
17 November 2021 Tractors
First impressions: Case IH revitalises the Optum
Gary Abbott travelled to Nottingham to take a closer look at new advancements and changes to the Case IH Optum AFS Connect.
17 November 2021 Tractors
On test: New Holland T5.140 Dynamic Command
As the trend towards higher-specification compact tractors continues, Gary Abbott put New Holland's T5.140 Dynamic Command tractor to work earlier this summer.
17 November 2021 Tractors
Fendt 824 with 13,250-hours makes €80,500 at auction
A 2004 registered Fendt 824 Turboshift with 13,250 hours sold for €80,500 pus VAT and commission at an online mahcinery auction in the Netherlands last week.
20 October 2021 Tractors
Green beast at work in the east
Gary Abbott caught up with a John Deere 8RX 410 at work, the industry’s first purpose-built fixed-frame four-track tractor and the first of its kind to make its way to Irish shores.
1 September 2021 Tractors
New Holland TM – a series of classics
Twenty-one years on from its initial launch, Gary Abbott looks in detail at the history of New Holland’s TM series, described by many as a true modern working classic.
14 July 2021 Tractors
RNLI commemorates 100 years of tractor-launched lifeboats
This year the RNLI celebrates 100 years of using tractors to launch lifeboats off the Irish and UK shores. Bruce Lett discusses some the tractors within the charity's fleet both past and present.
9 June 2021 Tractors
What will the tractor of 2030 look like?
With so many technological advancements being made in the automotive world, Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney share their thoughts on what the tractor of 2030 might look like.
2 June 2021 Tractors
Fendt 720: the perfect all-rounder
Gary Abbott caught up with Cork man Richard O’Connor to find out how his Gen 6 Fendt 720 Vario with the recently introduced FendtOne cab has performed since taking delivery earlier this year.
2 June 2021 Tractors