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.

New Holland celebrate 60 years of forage harvesters with limited edition models
Gary Abbott
New Holland marks 60 years of self-propelled forage harvesters with a 60th anniversary special edition livery as equipping models with other unique benefits including telemetry solutions.
Amazone extends UX trailed sprayer range
Amazone has extended its UX Super trailed sprayer range, with the addition of two models with 8,000l and 9,000l tanks and a working width of up to 42m.
Made in Ireland: young Galway firm fabricating into the future
Now entering his second decade in the machinery manufacturing business, Alan Winters from Galway-based Alstrong has had plenty of success in recent years.
Does the Don of the headers make the cut?
Eugene and Garrett Headon upgraded their combine header for a MacDon FlexDraper header, the first of its kind sold new in Ireland. Gary Abbott finds out their verdict.
Agricultural mechanisation in the decade ahead
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott look at how proposed legislation and policy changes may shape the machinery we use.
Taking a precise approach to lime spreading
Gary Abbott spoke with Co Louth man Andrew Burke to find out more about his unique variable-rate lime-spreading setup.
Tipperary contractor with the cutting edge
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Thomas Maloney from Maloney Agri and Tree Care in Tipperary, a contracting business with over 50 years’ experience in cutting hedges.
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.
1949 Field Marshall sells for £17,490 at Cheffins vintage sale
With over 600 lots on offer, Cheffins' Harrogate vintage sale in Yorkshire took place on Saturday 21 August. The highlight was a 1949 Field Marshall which sold for £17,490.
Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
Challenging times: farmers are under siege
Resilience in the face of continued adversity, farmers always find a way.
OEM apprenticeships offering employers and learners exciting new opportunities
There is a huge level of interest and demand for apprenticeships in all business sectors in Ireland right now, as learners and companies see the massive benefits of futureproofing their chosen sector.
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