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Tipperary contractor swears by McConnel Power Arm
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Paul Farrell is a first-generation agricultural contractor, based near Clerihan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. He started his business in 2008 after many years of working for a local contractor.
23 November 2022 News
High-houred Deere secures €24,200 at Midlands auction
Hennessy Auctioneers hosted its November auction last Saturday 19 November, one of the sale highlights was a 1999 John Deere 6810 with 15,000 hours on the clock sold for €24,200.
2 November 2022 News
Spearhead cuts to the chase
Gary Abbott travelled to a demo event in England to check out the latest innovations from Spearhead which included the reintroduced Twiga Pro hedge cutter range and new Mulitcut rotary mower models.
Forestry-spec Valtras fit the bill for Cork contractor
Gary Abbott spoke with Noel Kelleher to find out more about his tree and site clearance business and why Valtra tractors play an important role in the day-to-day operations.
2 November 2022 Contracting
The hedge-cutting contractor doesn’t always know best
It’s important to manage hedgerows properly so that they can work well for stock-proofing, shelter, carbon storage and biodiversity.
7 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
2006 John Deere 6320 sells for €28,800 at midlands auction
Among the highlights from the Hennessy Auctioneers August sale was a 2006 John Deere 6320 SE with 6,500 hours on the clock and front loader which sold for €28,800.
31 August 2022 News
Robotic mower makes light work of steep Wexford banks
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with a Wexford contractor who has invested in two robotic mowers to run alongside three hedge cutters to cut vegetation on the steep banks of motorways.
3 August 2022 Farm machinery
New and updated hedge-cutting equipment
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott take a look at the latest machines and updates in the world of hedge cutting.
3 August 2022 News
Made in Ireland: Meath firm’s Trac to success
Gary Abbott speaks with Padraig Owens and Adrian Clarke, director and sales manager of SlaneTrac, renowned manufacturers of small tracked dumpers and hedge care implements for mini diggers.
3 August 2022 News
Twenty years of Twose trimmers in the southeast
Gary Abbott speaks with Kilkenny contractor Tom Butler to find out why he’s been running Twose hedge cutters since the early 2000s.
3 August 2022 Contracting
Five top tips for buying a used hedge cutter
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott offer readers their five top tips on what to look out for when in the market for a used hedge cutter.
3 August 2022 Farm machinery
IAM to showcase latest in Bomford and Strautmann kit
IAM Agricultural Machinery Ltd is set focus on several new machines in particular such as the new Bomford Turner Hawk 7.0P T hedge cutter and the new Strautmann TS 140 manure spreader.
6 July 2022 Farm machinery