Last-minute silage trailer health check
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney looks at some last-minute checks to be carried out on silage trailers before the silage season truly gets under way.
23 March 2022 Farm machinery
Five top tips for buying a used ATV
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott outline five top tips worth considering before buying a used ATV.
2 March 2022 Motors
MWM Spartan EV – no frills and no diesel bills
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas recently spent some time with the eastern European built MWM Spartan EV, claiming to be one of the world’s first all-electric 4x4 built with nothing more than practicality
ATV safety training: quad understanding and balance is key
With legislation surrounding mandatory ATV training due to come into effect next year, Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney took part in a one-day training course to find out what's involved.
23 February 2022 News
Contracting with an 80hp quad bike on the mountains
Contracting with an 80hp CF Moto quad, Peadar Joyce works on hills and mountains where no tractor will travel.
23 February 2022 Farm machinery
On test: Can-am Outlander 570 XU packs a power punch
Gary Abbott recently spent some time with the 2022 Can-am Outlander 570 XU to see how it performed at daily farm duties.
23 February 2022 Farm machinery
53% fail rate on RSA tractor test
With 237 tractors having passed through RSA test centres since testing began in June 2018, Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at how the RSA tractor testing has gone.
5 January 2022 News
The most read Irish Farmers Journal stories in 2021
Amy Forde takes a look back at the most read articles written by the Irish Farmers Journal in 2021.
26 December 2021 News
Splash plates to be phased out from January
NFU Scotland is lobbying the government for support for farmers who require significant investment to comply with the change.
17 November 2021 Scotland
Heavy duty hornet spreads its way on to Irish market
Stafford Plant Solutions in Co Wexford recently began importing the Agri-Hire Engineering (AH) range of rear discharge spreaders. Gary Abbott travelled to Ferns for a closer look.
27 October 2021 Farm machinery
High-spec Loadall does all for Louth farmers
Gary Abbott caught up with Pat and Emmett Callan, dairy and tillage farmers based near Dunleer, Co Louth, to find out how their JCB Loadall 542-70 Agri Xtra telehandler is performing 700 hours on.
13 October 2021 Farm machinery
Mid-summer tractor safety check
With the summer rush easing on many farms, now is the time to carry out repairs and machinery maintenance. Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney outline some tractor safety checks worth considering.
14 July 2021 Farm safety