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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.

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
Michael Collins reports on the cutting-edge technology Mayo company Agri-Spread has developed.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
Michael Collins looks at five different secondhand spreaders on the market for less than €5,000.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
Michael Collins outlines what to look out for if a used fertiliser spreader is on your shopping list.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
Exhibitor numbers and expected crowds are up for the upcoming Balmoral machinery show.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
In our penultimate stockman’s tractor test, Michael Collins tests the New Holland T5. 120, introduced to the Irish market at last year’s Tullamore Show.
By Michael Collins on 15 February 2018
In this week's machinery section, we look at a John Deere as part of our tractor testing series and hit the road in a new Volkswagen.
By Michael Collins on 08 February 2018
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