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New Komatsu Forest Forwarders for thinning launched here

25 Sep , 2020  

New to the market here and currently available to order is the new, smaller-size 2021 range of Komatsu Forest forwarders designed primarily for forest thinning applications which are distributed in Ireland by McHale Plant Sales of Rathcoole and Birdhill. The three-strong Komatsu Forest range comprises an all-new, smaller 9-tonnes 825TX forwarder. It is followed by […]

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Merlo Multifarmer arrives

17 Sep , 2020  

One of the latest newcomers to the farm machinery sector is the new Merlo MF34.7 MultiFarmer, first versions of which arrived into Ireland only days ago. Distributed by McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, the Italian-made telehandler-tractor hybrid is said to be the solution for performing all farm work such as handling, lifting, towing, tillage and transporting […]

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Fendt 313 Punching Above It’s Weight

2 Sep , 2020  

Based in the rolling countryside of County Wexford, Sean Roberts is a Dairy farmer who does the job right. Since 2010, Sean has been building a sizeable dairy herd. Sean believes in having the best tools at his disposal to do the job. The Roberts family have been farming at the same location since 1929, […]

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CLAAS XERION debuts on the Nordschleife

2 Sep , 2020  

On 24 August 2020, the Nordschleife (“North Loop”) of the Nürburgring witnessed a spectacular premiere: For the very first time, a large modern 4WD tractor travelled its length – and it did so in reverse! Why in reverse? Because it can! Since it was launched on the market in 1997, the CLAAS XERION has stood […]

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Massey Ferguson MF 8S Series introduces a new era of straightforward, dependable and connected tractors

2 Sep , 2020  

Massey Ferguson has launched the completely new MF 8S Series, which introduces a new era of Straightforward and Dependable tractors, delivering new levels of comfort and efficiency for fully connected smart and sustainable farming. Designed for farmers by farmers, following seven years of testing around the globe and extensive customer consultations, the MF 8S Series […]

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100% connectivity is standard on the new Massey Ferguson MF 8S Series

2 Sep , 2020  

Massey Ferguson has announced a new era of complete connectivity with the introduction of wireless transfer of machine and agronomic data along with a comprehensive suite of sustainable farming services to boost efficiency, productivity and profitability. MF Connect is standard on all new MF 8 S Series tractors. This telemetry system, which comes with a […]

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Data transfer for mixed fleets from John Deere

2 Sep , 2020  

Today’s farmers have to collect a large amount of data to manage their farm and for documentation requirements. With the ISOXML standard it’s possible to transfer field data from machine displays of the most popular manufacturers to the John Deere Operations Centre. In this way, John Deere is able to support customers that work with […]

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New Michelin Agricultural Tyres launched

22 Jul , 2020  

Michelin has introduced a new version of its popular MachXBib agricultural tyres, featuring a revised tread pattern, designed to improve endurance, traction and resistance to stubble damage. Ideally suited to high horsepower tractors, delivering between 160-300hp, the new MachXBib design will initially be launched in three sizes traditionally used on the front axle – 600/65 […]

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Michelin publishes 10-point pre-harvest tyre check

7 Jul , 2020  

With harvesting approaching, leading tyre manufacturer Michelin has published a 10-point tyre check that farmers and contractors are urged to undertake before activities get underway. Taking combine harvesters as the model, operators are advised to check for accidental damage left over from last year, looking for bulges, cuts and tears, as well as tread and […]

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Michelin launches new agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers

17 Jun , 2020  

Michelin is set to introduce the TrailXBib – a brand new range of agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers. Available on both the original equipment and replacement markets from July 2020, the TrailXBib will initially come in two sizes – VF 560/60 R22.5 and VF 650/55 R26.5 – with further sizes planned for […]