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New VF tyres from Continental offer farming flexibility

9 Oct , 2019  

New, more versatile tyres from Continental will be safer on the road, reduce soil compaction and save farmers time. The new range of very high flexion (VF) agricultural tyres, which will be launched at Agritechnica in November, feature a more flexible side wall. On the road this enables the vehicle to carry forty percent more […]

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New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

9 Oct , 2019  

John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands. With the new R4140i 4000-litre capacity and R4150i 5000-litre capacity machines, engineers have further increased performance, precision, safety and operator comfort. The focus of these latest developments has been on improving sprayer output while ensuring that […]

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Slievenamon Agri Services – meeting the needs of the local farming community for over twenty years

2 Oct , 2019  

Established in 1997, Slievenamon Agri Services’ mission is to “provide as best we can a quality service that meets the needs of the farmers in a safe and secure manner”. It’s a philosophy that has stood the family-run enterprise in good stead. Based in Drangan, Thurles, South Tipperary, they offer an Agricultural Contracting service with […]

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A third generation of pig farmers

1 Oct , 2019  

The trials and tribulations of making a livelihood as a pig farmer in Ireland in the current climate have been well documented but Dermot Healy is keeping the best side out. Along with his brother Joe, he runs Tullow-based enterprise JDH Farms Ltd and they are in it for the long haul. Pig production in […]

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Centre of excellence

27 Sep , 2019  

UCD (University College Dublin) is unique among third level universities in Ireland by having its own teaching and research farm on the outskirts of Dublin to provide students and academics with access to large animal and crop enterprises for the delivery of teaching and research programmes. For the past 56 years, UCD has operated its […]

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O’Shea Agri Sales appointed Landini and McCormick dealer in south-east Ireland

26 Sep , 2019  

Distribution and after-sales support for Argo Tractors products in the midlands and south-east Ireland are being strengthened with the appointment of O’Shea Agri Sales as a dealer for both Landini and McCormick tractors. Based just outside Castlecomer in Co Kilkenny, O’Shea Agri Sales is run by Richard O’Shea from large, modern premises that provide generous […]

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John Deere innovations win gold & silver medals

26 Sep , 2019  

John Deere has been awarded a gold medal and three silver medals by the DLG jury ahead of Agritechnica 2019. With these latest awards, the Innovations Commission recognises John Deere’s ongoing efforts to develop advanced technology solutions and its collaboration with partnering companies. In total the industry entered more than 290 innovations in this year’s […]

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Comfortable power in a compact package

26 Sep , 2019  

John Deere has developed a completely new 6M Series tractor range, with higher standards of comfort, performance, manoeuvrability and visibility. These replace the previous 6M, 6MC and 6RC Series and include four new four-cylinder models from 90 to 120hp, featuring a 2.4m wheelbase. This is a more compact 6M Series tractor than John Deere has […]

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Five decades of quality contracting in the Lake County

26 Sep , 2019  

From their base in Streamstown, County Westmeath, Scally Agri Contractors provide local farmers with unrivalled pit silage, baling, slurry and hedge cutting services. We had a chat with Don Scally – son of founder Larry – to find out more about this exceptional second-generation, family-run operation. For coming up on half a century, farmers in […]

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A Groovy service

23 Sep , 2019  

More and more farmers are upgrading their farms in recent times. Farm buildings are a specialised area of work and for this month’s edition of Irish Tractor, we profile a company that focuses mainly on this area. Burran McAuley Construction Ltd is owned and run by Hugh McAuley who has many years’ experience in the […]