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Fendt 314 Vario – the new top-end model from the Fendt 300 Vario series

31 Jul , 2019  

The new addition to the Fendt 300 Vario series – the top-end model Fendt 314 Vario – has even more power with its innovative power-boost concept, DynamicPerformance (DP). The 300-series now features the 12″ terminal, including all the assist systems like Fendt Guide Contour Assistant, SectionControl and VariableRateControl. The new Fendt 314 Vario features the […]

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New features for Fendt IDEAL large combines

31 Jul , 2019  

Unveiled to the public for the first time at Agritechnica 2017, the large Fendt IDEAL combine will get to prove its power in Europe this year in its second harvest season. It was launched in Brazil at this year’s Agrishow, and in September 2019, the first IDEAL combine harvesters will be delivered to customers there. […]

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Pride in the rainbow

31 Jul , 2019  

A Massey Ferguson tractor wrapped in rainbow colours took part in Dublin’s annual Pride Parade as part of Macra na Feirme’s support for LGBTQ+. This marks the first year that the rural youth and young farmer’s organisation will be involved in Pride and it is encouraging members to participate on the day. “It was be […]

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John Deere partners with Continental to supply tyres for new 6 series tractors

10 Jul , 2019  

John Deere, the American world market leader, has approved 30 different sizes of Continental agricultural tyres to be fitted to its 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R mid-sized tractors. This decision follows a comprehensive audit of the Continental plant in the Portuguese town of Lousado, where the tyres are manufactured. The partnership agreement between the two […]

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Swedish welcome for Komatsu Irish Group

25 Jun , 2019  

SA team from Komatsu Forest distributor, McHale Plant Sales – accompanied by a number of Irish forestry customers – attended a recent Komatsu Days event held in the wooded surroundings of the company’s global headquarters and manufacturing base in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Highlight of their programme was the unveiling of the upgraded Komatsu Forest 2020 […]

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Agriculture contributes to JCB’s loader production milestone

19 Jun , 2019  

JCB is celebrating 50 years of wheeled loading shovel manufacture – and 20 years since opening a multi-million pound UK factory dedicated to this product line – with production hitting record highs to meet growing demand for agricultural, earth-moving, quarrying, construction and waste management applications. Over the past five decades, the company’s award-winning loaders have […]

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Michelin to introduce new high flotation tyre for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers

13 Jun , 2019  

MMichelin is launching a new CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre, with four VF-rated sizes designed to keep soil compaction to an absolute minimum. The VF 650/55 R26.5, VF 600/55 R26.5, VF 710/50 R26.5 and VF 750/60 R30.5 are said to be manufactured with increased flexibility and, therefore, have even less impact on the soil than […]

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Drinagh Co-Op reports a successful year with record-breaking throughput

12 Jun , 2019  

JDrinagh Co-Op reported another successful year’s trading at their recent AGM in Drinagh reporting an increased operating profit of €0.8million with creamery volume up 6%, mill output increased by 30% and store sales up 10% on 2107.  Founded in 1923, Drinagh Co-Op is a dairy and agribusiness co-operative based in the heart of West Cork. Drinagh […]

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Michelin urges farmers to pay closer attention to rear harvester tyres

12 Jun , 2019  

SThe head of Michelin’s agricultural technical team in the UK and Ireland is advising farmers to focus more time on selecting the right tyres for the rear of their harvesters, rather than putting all the focus on the front axle – as traditionally happens. Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager at Michelin, believes the issue […]

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Zetor poised to take ‘new more progressive path’

31 May , 2019  

Czech tractor manufacturer, Zetor has announced completion of what it terms a ‘comprehensive market assessment and reorganisation’ and is poised to set the brand on what Nigel Wilson, their Sales Director for UK and Ireland, says will be ‘a new and more progressive path’. Foreseeing what they believe will be a ‘high opportunity’ for Zetor […]