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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.
18 May 2022 Farm machinery
Krone showcase wares in Kildare
Last week, Farmhand held a Krone demonstration day at UCD Lyons Farm in Co Kildare as part of a dealer training event. Gary Abbott travelled to see some of the latest Krone kit in action.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Mow, bale, wrap, repeat: Kildare contractors keep it square
The large majority of wrapped bales you see around the country are of the round variety, but one Kildare contractor has bucked the trend, writes Alistair Chambers.
Manufacturing enough film to cover 18 million round bales in the southeast
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Silawrap factory in Wexford to follow the step-by-step process involved in making 640,000 rolls of plastic annually.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: JCB revitalises Fastrac with new tech and control setup
The Fastrac’s in-cab controls were previously the tractor’s Achilles heel, but this is now no longer the case as it has been given a stylish makeover, and received an injection of new technology.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: JCB unveils new 19.5t flagship ‘king of the clamp’
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.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: JCB launches 173hp 50km/h flagship pocket rocket telehandler
Last week, we travelled to JCB headquarters in England to catch up with JCB’s new 173hp 50km/h flagship Loadall telescopic handler, the fastest and most powerful model the company has ever built.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Westmeath team’s yellow sludge machine
Spreading in excess of 8,000t of sludge annually, this year tillage farmer Paul Owens bought a used TerraGator 2104 self-propelled spreader over a trailed machine.
27 April 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: Bobcat sharpens claws with new R-Series telehandler
Bobcat have big plans for its latest new R-Series telehandlers. Peter Thomas Keaveney recently put the latest TL38.70HF Stage V model through its paces.
27 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.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
Reducing fuel usage with the move to a four-rotor rake
Ahead of the 2021 silage season, Niall and Alan Dwan made the move to a four-rotor Claas 3600 Liner rake in an attempt to speed up their operation and reduce fuel usage.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
Maintenance guide - is your wagon grass ready?
Gary Abbott met with Adam Kinkade of Kinkades Garage to get his advice on what to look out for when it comes to pre-season forage wagon maintenance before first cut gets under way.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery