Top tips for tackling ATV maintenance
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at five areas of practical ATV maintenance tips worth considering before the trusty workhorses take to the fields once again.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
First drive: revamped Can-Am Outlander impresses
Can-Am has revamped the Outlander ATV range for 2024, introducing a new engine, chassis and suspension setup and much more. Gary Abbott attended its launch near Montalet-le-Bois, France.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
Indian-built electric quad quietly gaining traction in Europe
The Powerland Tachyon is a new player in the world of electric ATVs, and has recently arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney put it through its paces.
Surplus contract kit to go for auction on Wednesday
Michael Doyle Auctions will host an online auction of surplus farm machinery on behalf of Cork agricultural contractor, Jim Good Agri, on Wednesday 21 February.
14 February 2024 News
Installing a manual guidance system – what’s involved?
Gary Abbott caught up with Topcon specialists, Wel-Tech Agri and Plant to follow the installation process of a manual guidance system to a non-guidance ready tractor.
14 February 2024 Farm machinery
Crowds congregate in Cavan as spring show series concludes
The final instalment of the three AJS Spring Farm Machinery shows took place last Wednesday and Thursday at the Cavan Equestrian Centre. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
Fertiliser spreader investment paying dividends on Tipperary farm
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to meet Tipperary tillage farmer Michael Healy who runs both trailed and mounted high-end fertiliser spreaders for growing a mix of potatoes, beet and cereals.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
Section control spreader pays its way on Offaly farm
Since upgrading to a new Amazone GPS section control fertiliser spreader, Offaly farmer Michael Silke has made significant savings which have helped meet its annual repayments, Gary Abbott reports.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
Variable rate fertiliser application, is it viable?
Dermot Forristal from Teagasc Oak Park explains what variable rate application is and examines are Irish farmers losing out without adopting it.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
Is your spreader spring ready?
Gary Abbott looks at the most critical points to consider when setting up a fertiliser spreader for the spreading season.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
NI manufacturers show their wares at Balmoral
The AJS Fibrus Spring Farm Machinery show took place last Wednesday and Thursday at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, Co Antrim. Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveny report.
31 January 2024 News
Big boots allowing Wexford farmer to sow more winter corn
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wexford tillage farmer John Hayes, who put a set of 1250/50 R32 wheels under his John Deere 6250R for sowing winter corn.
31 January 2024 Farm machinery