All the latest agricultural machinery information, news and reviews from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all developments in the agricultural machinery sector.

Five steps for accurate and even spreading
Gary Abbott
With grazing under way and first cut done or soon to be done, now is a good time to check over the fertiliser spreader, writes Gary Abbott.
5 June 2024 Farm machinery
Lifting the lid on a professional engine rebuild
Fergal O’Sullivan met with Jerry McCarthy of McCarthy Engine Reconditioning to find out more about the engine rebuilding process.
29 May 2024 Farm machinery
Limerick farmer sees value in new 130hp Chinese tractor
Tom Condon took delivery of the first 130hp Chinese-built Lovol tractor sold in Ireland in early January this year. Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with him to see how it has worked out.
Compact 300hp Valtra fills the gap in Wexford
Gary Abbott caught up with Michael Cloney Agri to find out why Valtra has been the tractor brand of choice for almost 29 years and how the latest Q series fills a long awaited gap within the fleet.
29 May 2024 Farm machinery
Busy Fendt 516 answers all the needs of Longford calf-to-beef farmer
Having considered owning a Fendt for some time, Co Longford calf to beef farmer, Des Beirne upgraded to a full spec Fendt 516 Vario in 2022, 2,500 hours on Gary Abbott finds out how it has performed.
29 May 2024 Farm machinery
Poor trailer brakes cost thousands in tractor transmission repairs
Fergal O’Sullivan, lecturer at MTU Kerry, looks into the fundamentals of trailer brakes, brake maintenance and what to look out for on brakes when buying a new trailed implement.
22 May 2024 Farm machinery
Making a move on mower maintenance
With the recent spell of good weather and burst of growth, the trusty disc mower on all farms is soon to be called into action. Below, we offer a quick service run through before taking to the fields.
15 May 2024 Farm machinery
Is Suzuki’s KingQuad 750 king of the quads?
The KingQuad 750 AXi is Suzuki’s flagship utility quad, ideal for farm use. Gary Abbott shares his thoughts after 200 hours.
8 May 2024 Farm machinery
Watch: review - compact handler offering big capacity
Peter Thomas Keaveney got the opportunity to spend some time with the Weidemann T7042, the first model from the manufacturer to have a 7m lift and 4.2t lifting capacity.
8 May 2024 Farm machinery
German seed precision ticks boxes for busy contractor
Sowing a substantial acreage of corn each year, Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wexford contractor Trevor James to find out why he runs Horsch drills.
24 April 2024 Farm machinery
Self-propelled baler gaining popularity in the States
With a suckler and tillage enterprise alongside a machinery dealership, Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the Vanden Hoek family in South Dakota to find out about their self-propelled Vermeer baler
17 April 2024 Farm machinery
Kilkenny contractor putting big numbers through three McHale Fusions
With two Fusion 4+s and a Fusion 3+, Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with Kilkenny contractor Stephen Dunne who began round baling in 1998, and has grown his business significantly since.
17 April 2024 Farm machinery