Irish combine sales hit a 10-year high
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Irish combine sales increased by 55% in 2023, recording a 10-year high in the process, Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
28 February 2024 Farm machinery
Protecting, insuring and recovering GPS systems– everything you need to know
Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to manufacturers and suppliers of GPS guidance systems about insuring and protecting them, and what’s best to do if a unit(s) has been stolen.
14 February 2024 Farm machinery
Installing a manual guidance system – what’s involved?
Gary Abbott caught up with Topcon specialists, Wel-Tech Agri and Plant to follow the installation process of a manual guidance system to a non-guidance ready tractor.
Ganley to sell Massey and 4ac of land
Entrepreneur Declan Ganley had agreed to sell a pub for at least €157,500 and the four acres of land for at least €35,250.
8 February 2024 News
AGCO reports 13.9% turnover increase for 2023
AGCO, the parent company of Fendt, Valtra and Massey Ferguson, has reported that in 2023 it witnessed record net sales of $14.4bn for the year, 13.9% of an increase compared with 2022.
8 February 2024 News
Michelin's flagship two-in-one tyre for high horsepower tractors
Gary Abbott travelled to Michelin’s R&D facility in Ladoux, France, to take a closer look at its new flagship two-in-one Evobib tyre range, developed for top performance on and off road.
31 January 2024 Farm machinery
Lamma 2024: Massey Ferguson showcases new 425hp flagship 9S
Massey Ferguson debuted its new flagship 9S Series for the first time on UK soil at Lamma. The six-model lineup features power outputs from 285hp to 425hp.
25 January 2024 News
John Deere tops tractor sales in Ireland and UK
John Deere was the most popular brand of tractor sold in the Republic of Ireland and the UK in 2022, while Massey Ferguson claimed the second spot and New Holland came third in the Republic.
24 January 2024 News
Lamma 2024: back with a bang as key players return
Last week, the successful Lamma Show took place, with over 40,000 visitors descending on Birmingham’s NEC to mull over the last agricultural machinery, Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney report.
24 January 2024 News
Farmer Writes: in the market for a new tractor
I’m thinking of buying one new tractor and selling two, writes Gerald Potterton this week.
17 January 2024 Farmer Writes
2021 New Holland T5.105 with 386 hours secures €58,000 at auction
Hennessy Auctioneers closed out the year on a high with its December sale being the largest of 2023, a New Holland T5.105 with 386 hours topped the sale, selling for €58,000 plus commission.
11 January 2024 News
2023 rewind: some of the biggest machinery launches from this year
2023 was a year packed with new product launches here at home and abroad. Gary Abbott looks back on some of the more prominent machines unveiled over the past 12 months.
31 December 2023 Farm machinery