Watch: JCB unveils new 19.5t flagship ‘king of the clamp’
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Last week, the Irish Farmers Journal travelled to England to check out JCB’s newly launched 457S, a new 282hp, 20t flagship for its agricultural wheeled loader range.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
Kompactors doing same job with fewer trailers in Galway
Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with Galway contractor Paul McAllen one year on from moving to a fleet of HiSpec Kompactor silage trailers to find out how the switch worked out.
6 April 2022 News
Trelleborg sells tyre division to Yokohama
The Swedish-based Trelleborg Group has agreed a €2.1bn deal to sell its Trelleborg Wheels Systems business to Yokohama Rubber Company.
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.
23 March 2022 Farm machinery
Taking the pain out of covering the silo
Co Tyrone dairy farmer, Albert O'Neill, has engineered his own design for lifting and placing tyres on the silage pit without the need for manual handling. Kieran Mailey reports.
15 March 2022 Farm machinery
Spring farm machinery shows back with a bang
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report from the first spring farm machinery show of the year which took place at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Balmoral Park, Co Antrim.
2 March 2022 Farm machinery
Alliance adds 12 new sizes to Agri Star II tyre range
Alliance tyres has just announced that it is adding 12 new sizes to its Agri Star II tyre range.
2 March 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
Tyre prices soar by up to 28% over the past 12 months
With tyre prices soaring by up to 28% in the past 12 months, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott take a look at what’s driving the price hikes and how much extra it’s costing the end-user.
9 February 2022 News
Pin-pointing pressures and better ballasting
The importance of correctly ballasting a tractor and setting tyre pressure for certain tasks is often overlooked. Gary Abbott offers readers some tips and advice.
26 January 2022 News
Bigger boots help spread the load
Fitting flotation tyres to trailers and implements helps to reduce soil compaction. Peter Thomas Keaveney follows a 20ft Kane silage trailer through such a retrofit and outlines the points to note.
26 January 2022 Farm machinery
Is your ATV due some winter TLC
With the majority of ATVs now parked for the winter, Gary Abbott offers some practical maintenance tips worth considering before spring workload kicks in.
5 January 2022 Farm machinery