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In pictures: Lamma 2022 highlights
Gary Abbott
Last week marked the return of Lamma Show, the UK’s leading agricultural machinery show. Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney attended the event.
Watch: JCB revitalises Fastrac with new tech and control setup
The Fastrac’s in-cab controls were previously the tractor’s Achilles heel, but this is now no longer the case as it has been given a stylish makeover, and received an injection of new technology.
3 May 2022 News
Watch: Russian missile hits grain store in Ukraine
A Russian missile hits and destroys a grain warehouse in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine.
Valtra introduces SmartTurn automatic headland turning
Valtra have introduced a new software feature known as SmartTurn, which completes the automation of field tasks by automatically turning the tractor on the headland.
28 April 2022 News
Restored 1982 County 1474 sells for €237,625 at Cheffins auction
A remarkable £200,000 (€237,625) was paid for an immaculately restored 1982 County 1471 ‘Short Nose’at Cheffins recent vintage auction.
27 April 2022 News
West Cork vintage enthusiasts drive to Donegal for charity
The 700km route will take in towns along the west coast of Ireland and the event is in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund.
25 April 2022 News
Farmers warned not to have white lights on back of tractors on public roads
Under road traffic regulations, it is illegal to have white lights to the rear of any vehicle switched on while in use on public roads, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said.
24 April 2022 News
Valtra introduces more control with increased sections
Valtra's latest version of section control through IsoBus-compatible machines, such as a sprayer, increases from 24-36 sections up to as many as 96.
20 April 2022 News
Two tractor GPS units stolen from farms
The incidents took place on two separate farms in counties Meath and Westmeath.
20 April 2022 News
Inspection campaign to focus on tractors and quads
The Health and Safety Authority has launched a farm vehicle inspection campaign following 40 related deaths over the last five years.
14 April 2022 News
New tractor registrations down 14% on 2021
FTMTA figures show that 244 new tractors were registered in March, meaning tractor sales for the first quarter of 2022 are down 14% on the same period in 2021.
13 April 2022 News
2016 Fendt 936 Vario sells for €99,475 at NI auction
A dispersal auction of a Northern Irish contracting fleet was held Thursday 7 April. A 2016 Fendt 936 Vario Profi Plus model topped the sale selling at £83,000 (€99,475) plus VAT and commission.
13 April 2022 News