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In pictures: it was the night before Grass & Muck

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Michael Collins speaks to Gary Ryan, CEO of the FTMTA, ahead of tomorrow's Grass & Muck event in Gurteen College, Co Tipperary.
Michael Collins speaks to Gary Ryan, CEO of the FTMTA, ahead of tomorrow's Grass & Muck event in Gurteen College, Co Tipperary.

As the final touches are being put to the 125 stands ahead of tomorrow’s FTMTA Grass & Muck event, visitors to Gurteen College can expect a fantastic show of technology and power from the numerous companies present.

Any company involved in grass or muck machinery that has a customer base in Ireland will have a presence at the event.

Some of the star attractions are the Claas Torion 1812 articulated loader that will be working in Ireland for the first time on the pit, the Fendt Katana self-propelled forage harvester which will also be demonstrated for the first time in the Republic of Ireland and the McHale twin-rotor rake which is sure to draw a lot of attention.

In addition to this, New Holland will also demonstrate the 911hp Forage Cruiser and its range of new rakes, mowers and balers.

There will also be plenty of new products launched at the event from companies including Krone, John Deere, Poettinger and Massey Ferguson to name but a few. Gary Ryan, chief executive officer of the FTMTA, said: “We’re delighted with how the preparations have gone in the weeks leading up to the event.

"Visitors can feast their eyes on approximately €35m worth of equipment tomorrow, some of which will be powered by more than 150 tractors.

"The sunny weather of the past few days has really helped grass growth. With the help of the team at Zero Grazer, we have cut the grass in the car parks and walkways with thankfully no soil damage despite the poor weather recently.

"The forecast is looking good for tomorrow and we are advising everyone to get here early to see the numerous demonstrations and static stands available," he said.

Gates open at 9am.

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