Planning for a non-diesel farming future
Michael Moroney
While electric battery power is one alternative hinted for future small-scale tractors and machinery, such technology doesn’t prove as feasible for larger machines.
13 September 2023 Motors
Austral offers something special from Renault
Renault has created something special with the new Austral SUV, special in terms of engine performance and economy, as well as being special in terms of comfort and styling.
30 August 2023 Motors
Nissan solves electric range anxiety in new e-Power Qashqai
Nissan’s new Qashqai has one of Ireland’s best-selling SUVs. The new model has lots of positive changes, but more critical diesel power is replaced by a new electric drive system.
Toyota unveils retro-look Land Cruiser for 2024
Last week, Toyota Europe unveiled its new version of the Land Cruiser that is due on sale here in Ireland towards the middle of 2024.
16 August 2023 Motors
John Deere in six of the top 10 best-selling tractors in Ireland
Ireland's most popular new tractor for the first six months of 2023 was the John Deere 6155M, according to the latest new tractor registration data.
9 August 2023 Tractors
Corolla Cross completes Toyota’s SUV range with practicality
Toyota has a new SUV option in a practical Corolla Cross, which both extends the Corolla range and gives it more versatility as Michael Moroney found from his text drive.
2 August 2023 Motors
Sharpen the edge on your operating costs
Each September, contractors across Ireland begin their seasonal hedge-cutting work with enthusiasm but often lacking some important system cost information.
26 July 2023 Farm machinery
Ford’s Kuga delivers on PHEV economy promise
When it comes to plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs), I have to admit that I’ve been doubting their usefulness.
19 July 2023 Motors
Small van from a big brand
The small van market is booming reflecting the strength of the Irish business economy and that has prompted Mercedes-Benz to enter the Irish small van market.
5 July 2023 Motors
Thinking about buying a new tractor?
Before buying a new tractor, it is worth establishing what your requirements are and the cost of ownership both on an annual and hourly basis. Michael Moroney looks at some key points to consider.
31 May 2023 Tractors
Contractor profile: farmers supplying diesel to contractors in Germany
Agrotec is a €1.5m turnover contracting business in Germany, which operates four John Deere foragers and 12 tractors with a staff of 27, only five of whom are full-time. Michael Moroney reports.
22 March 2023 Farm machinery
100 years of machinery at the 1916 Mechanisation Village
Learning about Ireland’s key role in farm machinery development is part of this week's Farming and Country Life 1916 commemorative event.
30 September 2020 Vintage