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.

Heavy covers and high costs dominating first-cut silage
Noel Bardon
Contractors are returning mixed reports on the progress of the first cut. Silage has faced longer delays in the west, with contractors overall noting a significant bulk in crops.
Hardi sprayer the edge for Wexford farmer
Gary Abbott caught up father and son duo Philip and Francis Kehoe to find out how their Hardi Commander Twin Force air assisted sprayer is performing and why this concept suits the business
Väderstad buys US tillage equipment manufacturer
Swedish manufacturer Väderstad AB has announced the purchase of American seed drill and cultivator company, AGCO-Amity JV (AAJV).
Machinery mad: Ireland’s four largest machines at work
Here in Ireland we have some of the world’s largest machines working in our fields. Here are four of the biggest.
Wexford farmer opts for Ireland’s first two-in-one cereal & maize drill
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wexford cattle finisher Patrick Kinsella, who has just completed his first season with a Pottinger two in one conventional one-pass and precision planter.
Cork contractor reflects on 50 years of silage
Peter O’Brien speaks with silage veteran Michael Roche, who has over 50 seasons under his belt. Michael has seen incredible change in machinery, technology and harvesting techniques over the years.
Inline baler-wrapper provides flexibility for Laois contractor
‘Inline’ baler-wrapper combinations aren’t something you see working every day, Gary Abbott caught up with Danny Delaney to find out why he runs an ‘inline’ setup over an integrated baler wrapper comb
Stryker Land Rover: turning a passion into a successful business
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to the Limerick-Kerry border to catch up with the Stryker family, who have turned their passion for Land Rover Defenders into a thriving business.
1979 County 1174 sells for £40,736 plus VAT at Cheffins
Cheffins auctions held its first vintage of 2021 on April 24 which seen over 2,000 lots of vintage and classic equipment go under the hammer.
Tillage farmers getting set for autumn drilling
Seedtech is hosting its trade walks in trial grounds in Faithlegg, Co Waterford, which will bring news from its extensive research trials programme.
Protect your future yields with Zoetis
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a hidden disease in many beef and dairy herds, and one that can prove costly.
Community benefit a key theme from Shaping Our Electricity Future consultation
EirGrid, operator of the national electricity grid, will next week close its nationwide consultation on Shaping Our Electricity Future.
This is why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly
It is important to regularly check the knives in your diet feeder for wear and tear. Damaged or worn knives may result in a host of unforeseen costs.
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