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.
15 March 2022 Vintage
Operation transformation for sought after Fiat in the west
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Roscommon machinery enthusiast Owen Hester, who recently completed a 12-month-long restoration project on a Fiat 110-90.
26 January 2022 Farm machinery
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.
Made in Ireland: building success in the Kingdom
Now in business a quarter of a century, Fergus O’Keeffe, managing director of Kerry Mechanical Engineering (KME) tells Gary Abbott about the company’s success and more recent venture into slurry equip
29 December 2021 Farm machinery
Made in Ireland: young Galway firm fabricating into the future
Now entering his second decade in the machinery manufacturing business, Alan Winters from Galway-based Alstrong has had plenty of success in recent years.
8 September 2021 Farm machinery
Requesting a new electricity supply or alterations to existing services
Darren Carty talks to ESB’s public safety manager Michael Murray about getting a new electricity supply for a greenfield site and alterations to existing supplies.
23 June 2021 Farm buildings
Steel price and supply problems hit farm building projects
Steel price rises and supply chain difficulties are testing the patience of fabricators, shed erectors and farmers who have planned new buildings.
10 March 2021 News
Watch: full refurb for 38-year-old Bredal spreader in the west
Over the Christmas break, father and son duo Paddy and Ger Farragher took into restoring their 38-year-old Bredal spreader. Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Cong in Co Mayo to catch it in action.
3 February 2021 Vintage
Agri jobs: welders and farm workers wanted
We take a look at the latest jobs available in the agri sector. This week, there is a selection of jobs available to welders, farm workers and abattoir operatives.
9 October 2020 News
Made in Ireland: building a business from the ground up in Co Carlow
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Sam Smyth, one of two brothers who run a successful trailer manufacturing business in Co Carlow.
20 May 2020 Farm machinery
Upcoming Macra na Feirme competitions and closing dates
Your guide to macra events over the next two weeks.
27 November 2019 Community
Agri jobs: welder and dairy farm operatives required
We take a look at the latest jobs available in the agri-sector. This week, there is a selection of jobs available for dairy farm workers and a welder.
26 May 2019 News