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 News
In pictures: 95 lots total over €2.1m at Tyrone contractor clearance auction
The Maguire Agri Contracts clearance auction hosted by Euro Auctions took place on Saturday. Top price of the day was secured by a 2022 Krone Big M 450 making €226,600 plus VAT and commission.
18 January 2023 News
Two stolen UK tractors recovered in Cavan
A garda investigation has discovered tractors stolen from the UK in Cavan.
US farmers win ‘right to repair’ battle with John Deere
After years of campaigning, US farmers have won the right to repair their John Deere-branded equipment under a recent agreement signed by John Deere and farm industry representatives.
11 January 2023 News
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.
4 January 2023 Farmer Writes
52% pass rate over five years on RSA tractor test
With 333 tractors tested by the RSA since tractor testing began in June 2018, Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at the figures and analyses the results to date.
28 December 2022 Farm machinery
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
In pictures: 30 lots top €1m at Limerick contractor auction
A Limerick contractor’s fleet of machinery was hot in demand at an online auction held on Wednesday, with a 2019 John Deere 8500i forager making €195,000 plus VAT and commission.
21 December 2022 Farm machinery
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
John Deere 6830s sell for up to €38,745 at Bord na Móna auction
Twenty-two John Deere 6830s ranging from 2010 to 2012 were sold at Bord na Mona’s most recent auction, with prices ranging from €18,750 up to €30,000 plus VAT and commission.
14 December 2022 Farm machinery
Deere reports 75% increase in net income for Q4 2022
John Deere has reported $2.246bn in net come for quarter-four during 2022 compared to $1.283bn in 2021, a total increase of 75%, meanwhile net sales are up 37% for the same period.
7 December 2022 News
‘I’m getting out of contracting for the same reason I got into it-to make money’
A Limerick contractor’s fleet of machinery will be up for grabs at an online retirement dispersal auction on Wednesday 14 December at 7.00pm.
7 December 2022 News