Baling not to be considered the cheap contractor option
Michael Moroney
The baled silage sector of farm machinery has not been immune from the overall machinery cost inflation as contractors struggle with increased costs.
10 April 2024 Motors
Opel’s Astra delivers diesel economy in Sports Tourer
To say that he liked the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer would be an understatement. For Michael Moroney, it was a welcome return to economical and open range diesel driving.
3 April 2024 Farm machinery
Silage harvester output will be determined by drum hour efficiency
Silage harvester output is determined by drum hour efficiency and that's determined by the ratio of engine hours to drum hours recorded on the machine.
ICE age is still part of the van future
The Stellantis Group, which owns the Citroën, Fiat, Opel, and Peugeot van brands, recently unveiled new battery electric vans. The subtext was that internal combustion engines are not going away.
27 March 2024 Motors
Contracting 2024 facing big operational challenges
For most agricultural contractors, 2023 was a very challenging year, both operationally and financially due to poor weather and machinery cost inflation.
20 March 2024 Contracting
A Hyundai tale of two Kona SUVs
With the increased supply of electric cars, there are now more options available in the new Hyundai Kona that was launched towards the end of 2023. The Kona range has doubled with eight electric cars.
13 March 2024 Motors
Grenadier 4x4 excels in the rough
The new Ineos Grenadier has true off-road pedigree based on the passion and belief of the owner, British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, so not surprisingly it’s truly at home in the mud.
28 February 2024 Motors
Kia’s big EV9 sparks some statement
You’ll definitely notice the new Kia EV9 when you see it on the road. The big all-electric SUV is Kia’s statement of intent that it aims to be a leader on the electric car market.
14 February 2024 Motors
Amarok moves Volkswagen to a higher comfort zone
More recently, Michael Moroney has got acquainted and comfortable with the German brand workhorse, that owes much of its new pedigree to the success of the Ford’s very popular Ranger 4x4 pickup.
3 January 2024 Motors
What diesel car choices are left in Ireland?
With so much publicity around the growth in the sales of new electric cars, this week we look at what diesel engine car choices are left for Irish new car buyers.
20 December 2023 Motors
BYD delivers a new electric car challenge
Electric car sales are increasing at a significant pace, despite the slow rollout of more public charging points and the Chinese-built BYD Atto 3 is an attractive new option.
18 October 2023 Motors
Ploughing car display in the mud
Cars rarely look well in the mud and last week’s Ploughing display proved that point as few car companies were eager to open their car doors to allow visitors to taste and feel the new car comforts.
27 September 2023 Motors