John Deere retains top spot in Ireland and UK
Peter Thomas Keaveney
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 Farm machinery
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.
4 January 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: back when Ursus and Zetor came on the scene
Gerald Potterton ponders if things would be different if he bought a John Deere when he took over the farm in 1984.
French contractor with 1,000 farmer clients
While travelling through western France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott visited Hamon et Fils in the Brittany region, a contractor which operates 65 tractors across six depots.
21 December 2022 Farm machinery
SIMA 2022: Fendt shows off new Gen 7 700 series
Fendt showcased its new revamped Gen 7 700 Vario tractor series at the SIMA show in Paris, with the 303hp 728 Vario taking centre stage.
17 November 2022 Farm machinery
AGCO unveils new engine to run on future fuels
AGCO has announced a new engine that can run on recycled and potentially green fuels.
16 November 2022 News
In pictures: new tractors at SIMA
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report on a range of new tractors which made their public debuts at the recent SIMA show in Paris.
16 November 2022 Farm machinery
Fendt claim tractor of the year with new 700 series
Fendt, McCormick, New Holland and JCB have shared the spoils for the Tractor of the year 2023. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
16 November 2022 News
Luxembourg native with fleet of forestry kit in Roscommon
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Boyle in Co Roscommon to catch up with Luxembourg native Fred Jaeger who is involved in forestry reclamation and producing kindling timber.
2 November 2022 Farm machinery
Fendt relocates forage wagon production
The Fendt Tigo forage wagon range is now being produced at former Welger factory in Wolfenbüttel near Brunswick in Germany.
26 October 2022 News
Fendt launches new front-end loader for 700 series
Fendt’s new Cargo 6 front-end loader features a dedicated valve block which makes it possible to use all the tractor valves with the loader attached.
12 October 2022 News
Atkins showcases latest Pöttinger kit
Atkins Machinery Birr held a Pöttinger working demonstration day in Offaly last week, showcasing the latest in cultivation and seeding kit from the Austrian manufacturer.
5 October 2022 News