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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirty-three years of Lely Welger balers in the west
After 33 years of running Lely Welger round balers, the Grealis family upgraded to a Massey Ferguson RB 3130F Protec combination baler wrapper in 2021. Gary Abbott finds out how the move has been.
Wilson bale chaser - a Super Move for Cork contractor
Baling over 25,000 bales annually, Lloyd Forbes Agri Contracting has been running bale chasers since 2009, Gary Abbott finds out why Wilson Engineering has been the brand of choice.
BYD broadens electric car range
Ireland’s newest all-electric car brand, the Chinese-built BYD range, has two new models and is making impressive inroads into the market, based on range and value. Michael Moroney reports.
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Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
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Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
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Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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