Farm machinery

The latest farm machinery news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with reports, reviews, prices and videos of new and vintage farm machinery, motors and more.

Last-minute silage trailer health check
Peter Thomas Keaveney looks at some last-minute checks to be carried out on silage trailers before the silage season truly gets under way.
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.
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.
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.
Kverneland is key for young Derry contractor
Starting out on hire last year baling a mix of straw and grass, Gary Abbott caught up with Andrew Cochrane who invested in Kverneland’s latest 6500F fixed chamber baler to hear how it performed.
Volvo L110H – king of the clamp for Armagh contractors
Gary Abbott travelled to Poyntzpass, Co Armagh, to catch up with Willy Megaw from Ivan Megaw and Son Ltd to find out how last year’s move to a Volvo L110H has been almost 1,100 hours on.
MWM Spartan EV – no frills and no diesel bills
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas recently spent some time with the eastern European built MWM Spartan EV, claiming to be one of the world’s first all-electric 4x4 built with nothing more than practicality
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.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
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Farm safely: stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
ESB Networks public safety manager Michael Murray has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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