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John Deere updates self-propelled foragers for 2020

2 Dec , 2019  

John Deere’s 8000 and 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters have been updated with several new features for 2020, to provide customers with more comfort, lower operating costs and even more control and reliability. AHC (Active Header Control) extended with active lateral tilt float Pick-up and direct cut headers can be operated with maximum efficiency and […]

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Heavy-lift utility drone for agriculture

2 Dec , 2019  

John Deere and Volocopter have announced their cooperation on cargo drone technology and presented the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at Agritechnica 2019. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, was displayed in the Future Technology Zone. Featuring a […]

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Two young Irish agri companies win at Innovations Awards 2019

2 Dec , 2019  

Two of Ireland’s leading young agri-firms emerged as winners at The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2019. University of Limerick based FarmHedge won the IT and Fintech category for building a technology platform that enables farmers and agri-companies to engage in fast and personalised communication across the agriculture supply chain. Biotech company Auranta, a spin-out from […]

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Thoresby Farming reaps the benefits of its 500HP tractor with Michelin Agri Tyres

23 Oct , 2019  

Thoresby Farming has more than doubled the productivity of its main cultivating tractor after upgrading to a Fendt 1050 featuring VarioGrip technology. The flagship Fendt was specified from the factory on a set of AxioBib IF 710/60 R38 and IF 900/65 R46 fitments – Michelin’s largest agricultural tyres. Jamie Robson, operator at Thoresby, has accumulated […]

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John Deere launches new large square balers

17 Oct , 2019  

John Deere has added three new models to its range of large square balers, the L624 (70cm high by x 120cm wide), L633 (90 x 80cm) and L634 (90 x 120cm). These will be available for the 2020 season and replace the L1500 Series, while the single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C large square balers […]

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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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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 […]