Mow, bale, wrap, repeat: Kildare contractors keep it square
The large majority of wrapped bales you see around the country are of the round variety, but one Kildare contractor has bucked the trend, writes Alistair Chambers.
3 March 2022 News
30% shorter chop for new Pöttinger Jumbo 8000
Pöttinger has introduced a new chop system to its Jumbo 8000 forage wagons capable of chopping 30% shorter than before. A theoretical chop length of 25mm can now be achieved.
2 March 2022 News
Fendt to stop building trailed sprayers
Fendt will cease production of Rogator trailed sprayers this year largely as result of looming EU regulation to reduce the usage of plant protection products.
Spring farm machinery shows back with a bang
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report from the first spring farm machinery show of the year which took place at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Balmoral Park, Co Antrim.
2 March 2022 Farm machinery
Farmer Writes: keeping machinery ‘fresh’ on farm
A dislike of machinery breakdowns has left farmer writer Gerard Potterton keen to keep his use of spanners to a minimum.
2 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Fendt introduces film binding to its Rotana combi balers
Fendt has introduced film-on-film binding as an option on its Rotana fixed-chamber combination round balers.
2 February 2022 News
Fendt updates netter on Rotana balers
Fendt has announced that its four model Rotana variable chamber round baler range will feature a new netting system and improved guarding for the 2022 season.
28 January 2022 News
Farmer Writes: time to replace the trusty Mazda MX-5
Gerald Potterton has said that his current MX-5 was carbon-dated as being built in 2007 and while it was ultra-reliable, now was the time to change it.
8 December 2021 Farmer Writes
Fendt to relocate forage wagon production
From September 2022, Fendt will transfer production of its Tigo forage wagons within Germany from its Waldstetten factory to Wolfenbüttel.
2 December 2021 News
Atkins Birr hosts open day on Saturday
Atkins Farm Machinery Birr will host an open day this Saturday 6 November, from 10am until 4pm. Some of the latest machines from Fendt, Pöttinger, Bredal and Bogballe will be on display.
4 November 2021 News
Ireland's only German-built forestry tractor impresses in Cork
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the team from Dermot Casey Tree Care in Cork to chat through the company’s Pfanzelt specialist forestry tractor, the only such unit in Ireland or the UK.
3 November 2021 Farm machinery
Fendt 824 with 13,250-hours makes €80,500 at auction
A 2004 registered Fendt 824 Turboshift with 13,250 hours sold for €80,500 pus VAT and commission at an online mahcinery auction in the Netherlands last week.
20 October 2021 Tractors