Pictures: €4.5m worth of machinery at Cooney Furlong official open evening
The Cooney Furlong Machinery Company held an official open evening at its new premises. With over €4.5m worth of machinery on display, over 2,000 people attended.

On Thursday (22 November), the Cooney Furlong Machinery Company held an official open evening at its new premises on the Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

It is estimated that in excess of 2,000 machinery enthusiasts from all over the country flocked to the southeast to witness in excess of €4.5m worth of machinery on display.

The mouth-watering display of machinery included Case tractors, Krone grassland equipment, Vaderstad tillage equipment and both Amazon grassland and tillage equipment.

Tractors

A total of 47 tractors were on display at the event. These ranged in power from 100hp right up in excess of 600hp.

This included 37 brand new tractors, seven ex-hire tractors and three secondhand tractors.

The stand-out tractor on display was the Case IH Quadtrac 620, Ireland’s largest tractor.

The evening marked the opening of the new purpose-built state-of-the-art premises. The premises is built on a 1.5ac site.

Facilities

The building includes the main showroom and offices, an outside display area (half roofed), a tractor workshop where up to 10 tractors can be simultaneously worked on, with a Puisi touchscreen fluid dispensing system and a two tier parts store.

The new premises will be home to ten employees. This is broken down to five people in the service department, three in sales and two in parts and warranty.

After the event, Maeve Furlong explained: “We are overwhelmed with the positive feedback from our customers and we look forward to working with these people going forward.”

Some of the displays at the Cooney Furlong Machinery Company open evening.

Some of the crowd at the open event.

Cooney Furlong Machinery Company’s new premises.

Cooney Furlong Machinery Company display at its new premises.

Tractors lined up at the open event.

The new Cooney Furlong premises.

Just some of the tractors on display at Cooney Furlong.

A total of 47 tractors were displayed at the open evening.

More tractors at the event.

Cooney Furlong Machinery Company open evening.

Some of the machinery on display.

Inside the new premises.

At the Cooney Furlong Machinery Company official open evening.

In pictures: SaMASZ factory tour
A group of Irish contractors and SaMASZ dealers had the opportunity to travel to Bialystok, Poland, this Tuesday for a factory tour of the new 13ha SaMASZ production site. Gary Abbott attended.

The factory tour of the SaMASZ site took place on behalf of Egmount Agri, run by Timmy O’Brien, the sole Irish importer and distributor for SaMASZ farm machinery.

SaMASZ manufactures agricultural and municipal machinery, including mowers, rakes, tedders, snow ploughs and verge mowers, just to mention a few. The Polish manufacturers are relatively new to the Irish market with Timmy O’Brien being the first man to make it a reality.

SaMASZ is one of the few companies to manufacture its own mower beds and drive lines.

Having seen what the company had to offer at Agritechnica in 2011, Timmy was more than impressed with the build quality and soon thought to himself that there may be a market for the brand back home.

After many talks with SaMASZ, Timmy made the decision to get machines sent over where he would trial them for the season and see how they went. One season on, Timmy was more than impressed with how the mowers had no issues.

From here, Timmy grew the business. In 2014, Egmont Agri became the sole Irish importer and distributor for SaMASZ farm machinery. This move suited Timmy well due to the fact he runs a fleet of five balers and understands the importance of a quality product.

As machines are assembled, they move up the line.

Today, Timmy has five dealers throughout the country selling his equipment which is proving more and popular to customers for multiple reasons.

Both Timmy and his dealers carry a large quantity of parts as a backup service to their customers.

Components are primed before painting.

The painting process.

Years on, the customers are happy with both the SaMASZ products and the service provided by Timmy and his dealers.

Perhaps the green and white colours of the brand are ones to keep an eye on for the future.

  • Stay tuned to the Irish Farmers Journal for more on SaMASZ and Egmount Agri.
    Roscommon machinery auction set to draw big attention
    On Saturday 2 February, a clearance auction is set to take place in Roscommon with 45 lots up for grabs including two forage harvesters and a selection of tractors. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports

    A clearance auction will take place in Creglahan, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, on Saturday 2 February at 11:30am.

    The auction will be hosted by Michael Doyle Auctions on behalf of David Connolly Agri Contractors.

    A total of 45 lots will be up for grabs. This includes two John Deere self-propelled forage harvesters, a selection of tractors, three Kane silage trailers, a selection of mowers, two dump trailers, and other farm machinery.

    The tractors include two John Deeres (7700 and 6910), four Valtras (8950, 8150, T130 and a T161), a Lamborghini R5-130 and a Case CVX 130. The first viewing took place last Saturday and there will be another viewing on Friday 1 February.

    Michael Doyle said: “To date there have been a lot of enquires from all over the country and also across the water in the UK.”

    Registration for bidding numbers will take place on Friday 1 February and on the day of the auction.

    Malone add Ryalls to their dealer network
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    Malone Farm Machinery, based in Co Mayo, have recently added Ryalls to their dealer network.

    Ryalls were appointed at the beginning of the new year, however, they were officially launched as Malone Farm Machinery agents at the Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork last week.

    Based in Watergrasshill, Ryalls will be looking after the North and East Cork region.

    Ryalls are no stranger to dealing with machinery having been involved in the trade since 1981.

    In addition to selling McCormick and Landini tractors, the company are agents for a number of farm machinery brands.

    Ryalls also run a hire company, providing equipment hire to both the construction and agricultural industry.