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CNH brands scoop four 2020 Good Design Awards
Gary Abbott
CNH subsidiaries New Holland Agriculture, Steyr, FPT and Case construction all scooped accolades in the latest 2020 ‘Good Design’ Awards.
Livestock trailers: what options are on the Irish market?
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott take a look at what options are available to Irish farmers who are in the market for a new livestock trailer.
The rules and regulations involved in towing explained
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney look at the rules and regulations around towing a trailer behind a car, van and 4x4.
Macerator servicing - what’s involved?
Gary Abbott caught up with Paul Feeney of Vogelsang Ireland to run through a standard Vogelsang ECL macerator service procedure.
Giving your old slurry tanker a new lease of life
Peter Thomas Keaveney took a trip to Tipperary to catch up with the Coonan family who run S&M Trailers, one of Ireland’s only slurry tanker refurbishment companies.
Bale trailers or bale chasers: what works best?
As more contractors now offer bale transport and stacking services, some opt for chasers while others tend to use trailers, some running both. Gary Abbott reports.
PTO crusher helps Antrim-based contractor add to his business
Gary Abbott spoke to a Co Antrim-based agri-plant hire contractor about how a Herbst Agri-Crusher has helped diversify the business.
New Land Rover Hard Top models
Land Rover recently introduced its new Hard Top defender models, available in 90 and 110 body designs. Gary Abbott reports.
Corkman's classic blue as good as new after lockdown restoration
Gary Abbott chatted with Ford enthusiast, Anthony Cronin, a Corkman who recently fulfilled his ambition to restore a classic Ford, A 7610 series III tractor that he happened to come across by chance.
The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.
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