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Michael Collins
Michael Collins

Machinery Editor

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Michael Collins is machinery editor at the Irish Farmers Journal. From a mixed farm in east Cork, Michael graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in 2002. After completing his degree, he started his career in the machinery industry with John Deere Werke Mannheim Germany in the Marketing Department. After this he worked for Amazone and Krone in the UK as territory sales manager and then spent some time travelling around the world working on various farms. Laterally he has worked as sales manager, Ireland, for Ecolab in the dairy hygiene industry.

Auction season  and our latest tractor test
Auctions always grab the attention. In this week's machinery section we look back at a Wexford auction and preview th upcoming FTMTA auction. In our last tractor test we evaluate the Valtra 114N.
By Michael Collins on 22 February 2018
Keenan continues to invest and develop its business for the Irish and international market.
By Michael Collins on 22 February 2018
The most up to date tractor registrations for 2016 were recently published by the AEA. Michael Collins reports on how the various manufacturers fared.
By Michael Collins on 22 February 2018
Kverneland Ireland had a full house of equipment on display for its recent machinery expo. Michael Collins went along to see what the company is bringing to the Irish market.
By Michael Collins on 22 February 2018
CityNorth Hotel and Conference Centre was the location for the Fingal vintage society’s celebration of John Deere’s 100 years in business in Ireland. Michael Collins attended the event.
By Michael Collins on 22 February 2018
In our final tractor test in the stockman’s tractor group, we test the Valtra N114. Michael Collins gives his verdict.
By Michael Collins on 22 February 2018
The FTMTA is planning another bumper auction next Saturday 24 February. Michael Collins takes a look at some of the lots entered so far.
By Michael Collins on 16 February 2018
In this weeks machinery section we focus on fertiliser spreaders, Fords and posh pickups.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
Michael Collins reports on a recent farm machinery auction from Co Carlow.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
The Ford TW range was considered by many as big tractors designed for the North American prairies. Michael Collins looks back through its history and visits a TW-25 in Co Waterford.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
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