Farmer Writes: I'm a closet Massey fan
Gerald Potterton
It was like Cassius Clay hit me a killer right handed uppercut, catapulting me over the cubicles and into a sorry heap in the woolsack, recalls Gerald Potterton.
11 July 2024 News
AGCO opens laboratory for clean powertrain development in Finland
AGCO, the parent company of Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra, has announced the opening of a clean energy lab at its engine plant in Finland to support the development of clean powertrains.
19 June 2024 Farm machinery
Cereals 2024 machinery highlights
Cereals 2024 took place near Baldock, Hertfordshire, last week. Gary Abbott looks at some of the machinery highlights.
Minimum units with maximum Fendt power and function
Cork tillage farmer and share farming contractor, John Kelleher from outside Mallow, has bought the first Fendt 1050 tractor to be registered in the Republic of Ireland. Michael Moroney reports.
12 June 2024 Tractors
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
Farmer Writes: I’d stick with JCB for better or for worse
Gerald Potterton writes about his JCB purchase and spraying insecticides on his late-sown barley.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
2016 Fendt 722 with 1,700 hours sells for €118,000 at Kilkenny auction
Last Wednesday, 4,500 people watched a Kilkenny-based online machinery auction where 41 lots were offered, with a 2016 Fendt 722 Profi Plus with just 1,700 hours, selling for €118,000.
15 May 2024 News
Krone Big Pack tops auction at €93,500
The highest price at Hennessy Auctioneers’ April machinery auction was followed by €90,000 plus VAT for a 2016 Fendt 828 Vario, writes Gary Abbott.
24 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: old favourites and why big is not always beautiful
Gerald Potterton bought several tractors from Favourit Tractors until Fendt was acquired by AGCO.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Fendt top German brand image survey – DLG
An annual brand image survey on companies within the agricultural sector, carried out by the German Agricultural Society (DLG) found Fendt to have the best brand image within the machinery category.
3 April 2024 News
In pictures: 1985 Massey Ferguson 2725 sells for €48,544 plus VAT at auction
A Massey Ferguson 2725 with just 2,782 hours topped a recent classic tractor auction held by Cheffins, selling for €48,544 (£41,500) plus VAT and fees.
3 April 2024 News
Horsch sprayer combo great fit for rolling Donegal hills
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with potato and grain grower Jamie Rankin, to find out how his Horsch spraying outfit has performed after its first seasons working on mixed terrain in Co Donegal.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery