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Watch: world’s largest forage harvester sits centre stage at Ploughing
Gary Abbott
Gary Abbott spoke with Declan Smyth of Farmhand, Ireland's Krone importer, to get an overview of the world’s largest forage harvester, the Krone Big X 1180.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Farmhand to bring world’s most powerful forager to the Ploughing
Farmhand are set for a big display of products at Ploughing including the world’s most powerful forage harvester, the 1,156hp Krone Big X 1180.
14 September 2022 News
Krone adds two new V12-powered foragers to Big X range
Krone has launched two new foragers to its high-end 980-1080hp range, with the manufacturer saying the move came in response to an increasing global demand in the 900hp to 1100hp segment.
Watch - Industry focus: 60 years of importing machinery with Farmhand
With the company celebrating 60 years in business, Peter Thomas Keaveney sat down with brothers Paul and Stephen Scrivener to chat about the company’s humble beginnings and evolution over the years.
24 August 2022 Farm machinery
Krone front mowers gain DLG-certified cameras
Krone has announced that it will be fitting DLG-certified camera systems to all its new front mowers going forward.
17 August 2022 News
World’s biggest forage harvester set for Irish debut on Farmhand stand
Farmhand will be showcasing the Krone Big X 1180 at the FTMTA show for the first time in Ireland, the world’s largest forage harvester.
6 July 2022 Farm machinery
Lemken and Krone combine to demonstrate autonomous system
Combined Powers is a joint project between Lemken and Krone and involves an autonomous tractor concept which was showcased in the field last week. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
25 May 2022 Farm machinery
Krone introduces GPS-controlled auto bale deposit
Krone has released a new GPS auto feature of its BaleCollect bale accumulator to deposit bales automatically and at right angles along preset virtual lines.
25 May 2022 News
Krone showcase wares in Kildare
Last week, Farmhand held a Krone demonstration day at UCD Lyons Farm in Co Kildare as part of a dealer training event. Gary Abbott travelled to see some of the latest Krone kit in action.
18 May 2022 Farm machinery
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.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Krone ticks the boxes for Carlow contractor
With over 30 years’ experience running foragers, Alfie Byrne has just upgraded to his third Krone harvester. He tells Peter Thomas Keaveney how his experience with Big X foragers has gone to date.
20 April 2022 Contracting
Krone breaks ground on €40m German warehouse despite political uncertainty
Krone has begun a €40m investment which will include a new parts warehouse, logistics centre and office space covering almost 7.5ha in Spelle, Germany.
7 April 2022 News