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Bobcat MT100 mini track loader makes Irish debut
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Northern Excavators Ltd showcased a range of Bobcat kit at the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show at the Eikon, including the new MT100 mini track loader, which made its Irish debut.
1 February 2023 Farm machinery
First new Gen 7 Fendt 700 series lands in Ireland
Fendt took the wraps off its new Gen 7, 700 tractor series last August. Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the new 728 Vario, the first of the range to hit the ground in Ireland last week.
1 February 2023 News
In pictures: 2019 Claas Arion 650 scoops €71,000 at retirement auction
A 2019 Claas Arion 650 with 1,740 hours topped a Cork contractor’s retirement auction last week, selling for €71,000 plus VAT and commission.
Agri-Spread appoints three new dealers
Agri-Spread International has announced the appointment Kelly’s of Borris, Kelly’s of Laois and McMullan Agri as three new dealers for its products.
1 February 2023 News
Kverneland to enter mechanical weeding market with acquisition
Kverneland has just acquired the mechanical weeding firm BC Technique SAS, a French manufacturer whose range been distributed under the Phenix Agrosystem brand.
1 February 2023 News
Listen: one-year lead time on tandem-axle tankers
On this week’s Young Stock Podcast, Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to Eoin Keane, who has an architectural technology degree and is the sales manager for Carlow-based HiSpec Engineering.
26 January 2023 News
John Deere retains top spot in Ireland and UK
John Deere was the most popular brand of tractor sold in the Republic of Ireland and the UK in 2021, while New Holland came out on top in Northern Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbot report.
25 January 2023 News
More traction and less compaction with central tyre inflation
The use of central tyre inflation systems (CTIS) is gaining more and more traction. Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to tillage farmer Barry White who has been running a CTIS system on a Fendt since 2020.
25 January 2023 Farm machinery
100 lots up for grabs at Cork contractor retirement auction
A Cork contractors’ fleet of machinery will be up for grabs at an online retirement dispersal auction on Wednesday 25 January at 6pm.
18 January 2023 News
LAMMA 2023: Richard Western debuts new Delilah spreaders
Richard Western introduced tweaks to the rotor design, a simplified driveline and new numbering on its Delilah twin horizontal beater/spinning disc dung spreaders at LAMMA last week.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery
LAMMA 2023: HiSpec debuts macerator and dribble bar
HiSpec showcased its in-house developed macerator and chassis mounted dribble bar for the first time at LAMMA last week.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery
LAMMA 2023: 1% accuracy with lightweight portable weigh beams
An alternative to a full-sized weighbridge, Griffith Elder claims its portable weigh beams offers accuracy down to 1%, with a typical tractor and trailer setup weighed in two goes.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery