Poor trailer brakes cost thousands in tractor transmission repairs
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Fergal O’Sullivan, lecturer at MTU Kerry, looks into the fundamentals of trailer brakes, brake maintenance and what to look out for on brakes when buying a new trailed implement.
4 April 2024 News
New excavator tyre from Alliance
The new Alliance 399 tyre features a non-directional lug design for equal traction in both forward and reverse directions.
3 April 2024 Farm machinery
On review: Smyth's tri-axle Supercube shows big gains on long draws
With the trend of bigger trailers growing in popularity, Smyth Trailers kindly gave us a demonstration of a 25ft Supercube 50m3 trailer. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
Goodyear to begin manufacturing low sidewall technology tyres in France
Goodyear Farm Tyres has opened a new Low Sidewall Technology development centre in France and will begin the manufacturing and customisation of wheel and tyre assemblies at the start of April.
20 March 2024 News
Top trailer service tips for safe towing
Gary Abbott caught up with Barry White of White’s Trailers, who offered service tips and advice when it comes to servicing and maintaining a livestock trailer.
6 March 2024 Farm machinery
Top tips for tackling ATV maintenance
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at five areas of practical ATV maintenance tips worth considering before the trusty workhorses take to the fields once again.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
Indian-built electric quad quietly gaining traction in Europe
The Powerland Tachyon is a new player in the world of electric ATVs, and has recently arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney put it through its paces.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
Farmer protests step up around Europe
Protesters in Spain blocked access to the Castellon Port this week by setting fire to a line of tractor tyres at the port's entrance.
8 February 2024 News
Big boots allowing Wexford farmer to sow more winter corn
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wexford tillage farmer John Hayes, who put a set of 1250/50 R32 wheels under his John Deere 6250R for sowing winter corn.
31 January 2024 Farm machinery
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: New cab and transmission for McConnel Agribuggy
Featuring a new cab and hydrostatic transmission, McConnel’s latest Agribuggy V300 self-propelled made its first public appearance at Lamma 2024.
24 January 2024 Farm machinery
RSA tractor test averages 52.2% pass rate over six years
A total of 416 tractors have been tested by the RSA since tractor testing began in June 2018, Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at the trends and results to date.
27 December 2023 News