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
M-Tec Engineering unveils livestock trailer range
Gary Abbott
Cavan manufacturer M-Tec Engineering unveiled its livestock trailer range as part of this year’s Innovation Arena at the Ploughing.
 
 
Claas Xerion celebrates 25-year jubilee
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Claas Xerion tractor range, Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney take a look at the history behind the unique model from its beginning to the current day.
Clever Agri debut selection of new sprayers
Clever Agri Components debuted several new sprayers at the Ploughing including two of its own designed small trailed sprayers and a large trailed high-end French-built Arland sprayer.
New range of pasture rejuvenation kit from Kilkenny firm
Tipperary dealer Benn Agri returned to the Ploughing last week, displaying a range of kit from Irish and overseas manufacturers, including newcomer Alan Ward Engineering.
FarmDroid solar-powered robot makes Irish debut
Recently appointed FarmDrioid Irish distributor, IAM Agricultural Machinery, showcased the world’s first fully automatic robot that can take care of both sowing and weed control.
Twenty years of Twose trimmers in the southeast
Gary Abbott speaks with Kilkenny contractor Tom Butler to find out why he’s been running Twose hedge cutters since the early 2000s.
Kverneland is key for young Derry contractor
Starting out on hire last year baling a mix of straw and grass, Gary Abbott caught up with Andrew Cochrane who invested in Kverneland’s latest 6500F fixed chamber baler to hear how it performed.
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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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
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Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
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Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
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Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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