New tractor registrations up 11%
Peter Thomas Keaveney
New tractor registration figures for the year to date up to the end of February are up 11% in comparison with the same period last year, according to new figures from the FTMTA.
8 March 2023 News
FTMTA Farm Machinery Show to return to Punchestown Racecourse in July
The FTMTA has confirmed its Farm Machinery Show will be held outdoors in Punchestown Racecourse, Nass, Co. Kildare over two days on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July 2023.
22 February 2023 News
TAMS III: 60% grant aid on LESS available for all farmers, but no dribble bars
New additions to the machinery element of TAMS III include dung spreaders, potato planters, bale slices, aerators and slurry separators, while dribble bars have been excluded for now.
Strong start to 2023 tractor registrations
New tractor registrations started on a high this year, FTMTA figures show that 485 new tractors were registered in January, an increase of 15% on the same period in 2022.
22 February 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
Combine sales down 30% while foragers dropped marginally
New year on year (22 v 21) combine registrations were down 30%, while new forager registrations were down just 2.5% on last year.
4 January 2023 News
FTMTA donates €3,000 worth of toys to Barretstown
Members of the Farm Tractor Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) have donated over €3,000 worth of toys as part of a Christmas charity appeal for Barretstown.
24 December 2022 News
FTMTA elects new president and vice-president
The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has elected Karol Duigenan from Claas as its new president and Rob Hill from John Deere as its new vice-president.
21 December 2022 News
Used tractor imports down 31%
FTMTA figures show there were 2,243 used tractors registered by the end of October this year, compared with 3,259 units for the first ten months of 2021, representing more than a 31% reduction.
23 November 2022 News
New tractor registrations down 10% on 2021
128 new tractors were registered in the republic of Ireland during September, taking the nine-month total to 1,960 units, 10% down on the corresponding period in 2021, according to FTMTA figures.
12 October 2022 News
Used tractor imports down over 35%
Used tractor imports are down 982 units, which is over 35% on 2021 figures.
28 September 2022 News