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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 Krone BiG X series won a coveted award at Agritechnica recently, Michael Collins reports on why it took the judges' fancy.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
New tractor regulations take effect on 1 January 2018. We look at what's involved. We also got to see the new range of Manitou loaders and in motoring, we check what's new for 2018
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
At a recent demonstration, Michael Collins got see the latest updates to Manitou's range of telescopic loaders.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
Fendt technology and safety go hand in hand
Michael Collins recently attended a Safe Family Farms event where secondary school students got to experience cutting-edge Fendt technology and its safety benefits.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
Tractor mother regulations (TMR) come into effect on 1 January 2018. Michael Collins explains what they mean.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
Michael Collins spoke with Bernard Krone, chief executive of Krone machinery, about the mood amongst European farmers right now.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
In this week's machinery pages, we speak to a contractor baling maize, an oil company that prospered in the recession and look at alternatives to petrol and diesel cars.
By Michael Collins on 30 November 2017
The annual Millstreet machinery show looks set to be bigger this year with exhibition space selling out very quickly.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
For farmers looking for a finance package for Amazone TAMS equipment, a recent announcemnet by Irish Amazone importer Farmhand could be the answer.
By Michael Collins on 30 November 2017
The annual Kilbrittain tractor run expects to be a huge success this new year's eve with hundreds of tractor drivers expected to raise money for the local autism unit.
By Michael Collins on 30 November 2017
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