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John Deere updates walker combines
Gary Abbott
Deere has replaced its T500 and T600 combines with four T5 five-walker and four T6 six-walker models. Updates include the X9 cab, a new engine, larger grain tanks and enhanced precision ag technology.
12 June 2024 News
John Deere's updated 6M breaks cover
Images have emerged online of a revamped 105hp to 275hp, 17 model 6M tractor series from John Deere. Gary Abbott reports on what is known so far, ahead of its public launch later this month.
5 June 2024 News
In Pictures: 1990 Ford 7610 sells for €43,500 plus fees at auction
A rare private collection of classic tractors, predominantly Ford models was recently auctioned by UK firm HJ Pugh & Co, where a 1990 Ford 7610 Series 3 sold for €43,500 (£37,000) plus fees.
SIP and John Deere grass demo day set for Clare
John Deere dealership Geary’s Garage is set to host a working demonstration day with SIP and John Deere grassland equipment on Thursday 23 May.
22 May 2024 News
John Deere S7 combine set for UK debut at Cereals
John Deere will present its new S7 Series combine along with its other new wares at the Cereals 2024 event in Bedfordshire on 11-12 June.
16 May 2024 News
Getting the goods in the ground with Grimme
Growing over 300 acres of potatoes, Gary Abbott caught up with Co Meath-based Meade Farm, to find out more about its Grimme GB 215 two-row belt planter as well as the planting process.
1 May 2024 l2
Krone Big Pack tops auction at €93,500
The highest price at Hennessy Auctioneers’ April machinery auction was followed by €90,000 plus VAT for a 2016 Fendt 828 Vario, writes Gary Abbott.
24 April 2024 News
Fendt top German brand image survey – DLG
An annual brand image survey on companies within the agricultural sector, carried out by the German Agricultural Society (DLG) found Fendt to have the best brand image within the machinery category.
3 April 2024 News
New flagship model and more functionality for John Deere 5M tractors
John Deere has introduced a new 135hp flagship 5130M model along with new transmission options and integrated AutoTrac functionalities for its 5M tractor series.
27 March 2024 Tractors
Watch: two years without stopping - Keenan’s revamped Mechfibre+ sticks the pace
Keenan launched its updated MechFiber+ range of paddle feeders two years. Midland’s farm Cows.ie bought the first 28m3 machine, and it hasn’t had a day off in two years. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
27 March 2024 Farm machinery
Armagh contractor doubles business in size in 10 years
Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to Willie Megaw from Ivan Megaw and Son in Co Armagh, who are one of the country’s largest contractors, to speak about day-to-day business and his choice of machinery.
20 March 2024 Farm machinery
Contractor profile: southern England contractor staying focused on silage
One Sussex contracting family focused on foraging is waiting to see what impact this spring’s weather will have on its 2024 workload, reports Martin Rickatson.
20 March 2024 Farm machinery