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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.

Grimme has spent over €13m on a new potato equipment manufacturing factory in China. Michael Collins reports.
By Michael Collins on 25 May 2018
Throughout Ireland and UK, CASE IH is running their Red Power Tour. Michael Collins reports on the tour's recent visit to relatively new Case IH dealer in Wexford.
By Michael Collins on 23 May 2018
Michael Collins reports on the latest tractor registrations figures from the FTMTA.
By Michael Collins on 24 May 2018
Michael Collins reports on a robotic farming project in taking place in Burgundy, France.
By Michael Collins on 24 May 2018
Despite healthy second-quarter results, John Deere tractor and combine prices are set to rise.
By Michael Collins on 24 May 2018
Michael Collins looks at some of the standout items from last week's FTMTA Grass & Muck show while Alistair Chambers test-drives the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
By Michael Collins on 24 May 2018
Often tractors bought by previous generations stay in families for sentimental reasons. Michael Collins visits an iconic Massey Ferguson in Carlow whose owner restored it to showroom condition.
By Michael Collins on 24 May 2018
Michael Collins reports on last week’s FTMTA Grass & Muck event, where lots of new equipment was on show.
By Michael Collins on 24 May 2018
A lot of the hype surrounding FTMTA Grass and Muck involves grass equipment. Michael Collins takes a look at the equally important dung-spreaders that were demonstrated.
By Michael Collins on 20 May 2018
Michael Collins reports on yesterday's very successful FTMTA Grass & Muck event held in the glorious sunshine at Gurteen College.
By Michael Collins on 19 May 2018
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