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Stephen W Moore buys Johnston Gilpin
Gary Abbott
In line with Deere’s Dealer of Tomorrow strategy, Co Derry dealer Stephen W Moore Ltd will now serve Antrim, Derry, Armagh and Down following its acquisition of Johnston Gilpin & Co Ltd.
1 February 2023 News
MDE Rhino Pak silage compactor
Catching the interest of many at last week's Fibrus Spring Farm Machinery show was the MDE Rhino Pak silage compactor, designed to improve forage fermentation and pit capacity.
1 February 2023 News
Burkes displays compact New Holland W50C loader
One of the standout machines exhibited by New Holland dealers, Burkes of Cornascriebe at last week's AJS Spring Farm Machinery show at the Eikon Centre, was the W50C compact pivot steer loader.
First new Gen 7 Fendt 700 series lands in Ireland
Fendt took the wraps off its new Gen 7, 700 tractor series last August. Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the new 728 Vario, the first of the range to hit the ground in Ireland last week.
1 February 2023 Farm machinery
H Fulton Tractors appointed UK Schaffer importer
Irish Schaffer Importer H Fulton Tractors has recently been appointed as UK importer for the German-built loader brand.
1 February 2023 News
VF/IF tyres: are they worth the money?
With more tyre manufacturers offering VF and IF marked tyres at considerable premiums to standard tyres, Dermot Forristal looks at whether or not the additional costs can be justified.
25 January 2023 Farm machinery
More traction and less compaction with central tyre inflation
The use of central tyre inflation systems (CTIS) is gaining more and more traction. Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to tillage farmer Barry White who has been running a CTIS system on a Fendt since 2020.
25 January 2023 Farm machinery
LAMMA 2023: 1% accuracy with lightweight portable weigh beams
An alternative to a full-sized weighbridge, Griffith Elder claims its portable weigh beams offers accuracy down to 1%, with a typical tractor and trailer setup weighed in two goes.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery
LAMMA 2023: SIWI FireSafe quick-release hitch system
Danish firm SIWI showcased its new FireSafe fully automatic hitch release system, which is designed to be used in an emergency situation, to quickly detach a baler from a tractor if it catches fire.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery
New tractor sales fall 10% in 2022
2,125 new tractors were registered throughout 2022 in ROI, 10% (241 units) less than 2021. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland witnessed a 1% increase in new registrations with 530 tractors registered.
18 January 2023 Tractors
NI round-up: new YFCU chief, Tier 1 grant offers and farm theft
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
18 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Detective urges vigilance for secondhand tractor buyers
Farmers should make sure that secon hand tractor or jeep documentation is in order before purchase, a garda detective has warned.
18 January 2023 News