Farm machinery

For the latest news in farm machinery in Ireland, you need the Irish Farmers Journal. Browse below for reports, reviews, insights and videos spanning a diverse range of topics about new and vintage farm machinery, motors and more.

Agritechnica 2019: new Rauch MDS 18.2 and 20.2 spreaders
Rauch launched new MDS 18.2 and MDS 20.2 fertiliser spreaders at Agritechnica.
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Agritechnica 2019: new concentrate/mineral distributor from Lucas
Best known for manufacturing diet feeders and straw blowers, Lucas showcased a concentrate/mineral electric distributor at Agritechnica this week.
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MOTORS
Camry overtakes Mondeo in hybrid driving lifestyle
Toyota’s Camry made a comeback to the Irish market in 2019. Michael Moroney has experienced the refinement of this hybrid car, in a comparison with Ford’s Mondeo hybrid.
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Electric car sales continue to increase against slow car market
New electric vehicle registrations continue to grow month-on-month, with a total of 3,222 EV cars registered so far this year, compared to 1,211 last year, a rise of 166%.
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VINTAGE
In pictures: private collection of 120 vintage tractors in Finland
Finnish beef and tillage farmer Gustav Rehnberg has built a very impressive collection of vintage tractors, writes Lorcan Allen.
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Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.
Economic sustainability for farmers
The whole area of sustainability has gained increased political and public attention in recent times, but what exactly does it mean, and what does it involve?
2019 proves a mixed year for the agriculture as Brexit uncertainty looms large
As the Brexit storm clouds loom and the possibility of a no-deal exit continues, 2019 to date has been a mixed year for the agricultural industry.
Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end