This year, as it comes to a close, has been nothing like any of us could have imagined this time last year. This time last year, we were thinking of the upcoming shows and events that lay ahead for 2020.

Little did we know that almost none of these were going to take place as the year unfolded as a result of COVID-19.

However, the whole agricultural sector, being the resilient sector that it is, quickly responded and found ways and means of adapting and quickly overcame the challenges faced, so that day-to-day farming and contracting could go on.

These restrictions not only put extra challenges on farmers and contractors during one of the busiest times of year, but ourselves too in ensuring our readers were kept up to date on what was happening in the world of machinery at such an uncertain time, especially surrounding spare parts and the delivery of new machines as the busy spring and silage season came and went.


As dealers, importers and manufacturers did their best to maintain normality, so did we, bringing you, the reader, the latest stories and advice, albeit from a safe and socially distanced perspective.

We managed as always to bring you some of the most interesting machinery stories and videos yet.

We long for the days of returning to shows and events

We look forward to 2021 as it fast approaches and what is hopefully going to be another good year for the Irish machinery industry.

We long for the days of returning to shows and events here and abroad, albeit I’m sure in a different format and manner to that of which we are used to.

We will continue to bring you the latest news at both an Irish level and a worldwide level.

Not forgetting a whole host of other unique content, including user stories, machine reviews and the continuation of our Made in Ireland series.

So, be sure to stay tuned weekly, as there are a number of surprises guaranteed along the way.

For the next few minutes, sit back and enjoy just some of our video highlights from over the course of the year that was 2020.