Farm machinery

The latest farm machinery news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with reports, reviews, prices and videos of new and vintage farm machinery, motors and more.

Machinery
New ‘drop-in kits’ convert Land Rovers into electric vehicles
Rachel Donovan
The electric Land Rovers can pull a 2t trailer ‘perfectly fine’ according to an engineer who works with the English engineering company behind the new innovation.
 
 
New Kverneland kit on show in fields of Italy
Gary Abbott recently travelled to Italy to take a look at the latest updates and new equipment to the Kverneland product portfolio, most of which will soon be available on the market.
Amazone UF 02 hits the spot for Tyrone tillage farmer
Gary Abbott visited William Russell of Riverview Farms in Tyrone to find out how the farm’s Amazone UF 2002 and FT 1502 mounted sprayer combination is performing having sprayed over 9,000 acres.
On test: UBCO 2x2 electric utility bike
Gary Abbott recently got behind the handlebars of the UBCO 2x2WRK fully electric utility bike to find out how it compares to a quad for day-to-day farm tasks.
Quad safety - it’s in your hands
Gary Abbott offers young readers some important safety tips and advice to consider before getting behind the handle bars of the farm quad
High-hour blue and yellow heroes
For two days during the first-cut silage season, two contractors came together to move grass from the site of the World Ploughing Championships to a local dairy farmer's pit. Alistair Chambers reports
New lease of life for 12-year-old combi unit
Previously running a 2004 Welger RP 235 baler inside a 2010 Goweil G5040 Kombi wrapper unit, last year Kerry contractor Pat O’Sullivan upgraded the baler to a new Goweil G-1 F125 unit.
MWM Spartan EV – no frills and no diesel bills
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas recently spent some time with the eastern European built MWM Spartan EV, claiming to be one of the world’s first all-electric 4x4 built with nothing more than practicality
In pictures: return of the working days
On Sunday 5 June, the Border Counties Vintage Grassmen group returned to the fields for its annual charity silage cutting event outside Ardee, Co Louth.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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