Cereals 2024 machinery highlights
Gary Abbott
Cereals 2024 took place near Baldock, Hertfordshire, last week. Gary Abbott looks at some of the machinery highlights.
19 June 2024 Farm machinery
Tipp man ploughing his own furrow down under
Fergal O’Sullivan spoke with Tipperary native, John Moloney, product manager at Kubota Australia, to discuss the Australian agricultural machinery industry.
Five steps for accurate and even spreading
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.
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.
5 June 2024 Farm machinery
Gardaí remind road users to be patient behind tractors
With increased activity of agricultural machinery on roads, gardaí have asked road users to be patient behind tractors.
5 June 2024 News
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.
29 May 2024 Farm machinery
Screwing up the pump – “Digitally”
Fergal O’Sullivan of MTU Kerry looks into the controversial topic of engine ‘re-mapping’, what it entails and what owners should consider before tweaking the performance of any machines engine.
29 May 2024 Tractors
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
FTMTA appoints new vice-president
Maurice Kelly has been elected as the new vice-president of the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA).
22 May 2024 News
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