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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 […]

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Diecast Model Show to be live streamed

15 Jun , 2020  

Diecast Model Show Feature Specialist, John Cusack from Fedamore, Co. Limerick will create a display on the first week of August that will be live-streamed in aid of Limerick Animal Welfare. The event is called “Kane Trailer Experience”. This will consist of 11 different brands of tractors which will be hooked up to Kane Trailers […]

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New John Deere technology at Cereals LIVE

9 Jun , 2020  

John Deere’s leading precision ag technology solutions for arable farmers and contractors are featured on the company’s virtual stand (525) at Cereals LIVE 2020 on June 10 and 11, alongside the latest new products. Making their event debut are the 7R and 8R Series tractors, including the brand new 8RX four-track tractors. Built in a […]

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Compact Tigo offers dual use

9 Jun , 2020  

Fendt now offers 14 models of Tigo forage wagon with capacities of 22 to 45 cubic metres. The Tigo’s advantage is that it can achieve these capacities with a wagon that is up to 20% shorter than its rivals and still double up as a transport wagon. The compact design incorporates an innovative bulkhead above […]

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New safer, stronger combine tyres

9 Jun , 2020  

Continental has released its first single filament bead core combine harvester tyre. The CombineMaster tyre has a unique Hexa bead construction that is safer on the road and helps reduce soil compaction in the field. By using a bead core made of a single piece of steel wrapped around the circumference of the tyre up […]

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Get on your bike for mental health and suicide awareness

8 Jun , 2020  

The Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle in aid of Suicide or Survive (SOS), takes place each year in Lemybrien, County Waterford. The fundraiser is now in its sixth year and has raised €44,000 since 2015. This year’s cycle was due to take place on Easter Sunday April 12th but unfortunately had to be postponed […]

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New app combines drone and satellite data

8 Jun , 2020  

A partnership between two emerging agricultural technology companies is bringing together drone and satellite data in a crop scouting app. Skippy Scout, an app developed by Drone Ag, will be enhanced with satellite data from French technology pioneer SpaceSense. The collaboration will see the two technology specialists share data to offer Skippy Scout users the ability […]

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Your farm in your pocket

3 Jun , 2020  

John Deere’s approach to connectivity is designed to make the most of machine, field and agronomy data in the decision-making process. This is based around the personalised John Deere Operations Centre, which is accessed through the customer’s MyJohnDeere.com web portal. Launched in May 2020, the newly designed MyJohnDeere.com landing page now provides an instant overview […]

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New research highlights importance of diversity in driving food and drink sector growth

26 May , 2020  

A new survey released today from the Agri-Food Diversity and Inclusion Forum developed by Bord Bia and Aon has revealed that 85% of business leaders in the Irish food and drink sector industry have stated that attracting and developing diverse talent within the industry impacts growth prospects. Four out of five CEO’s surveyed said they […]