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Waterfall Farms committed to freshness

10 Feb , 2015  

Waterfall Farms Ltd is a family-run business specialising in the growing, harvesting and preparing of vegetables for the catering trade. Founder Declan Martin explains more about the thriving Co. Cork-based concern. Waterfall Farms Ltd was established in 1998, but the Martin family have been growing vegetables since the early 1970s. On a rundown neglected 50-acre […]

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MERLO ADDS ‘PLUS’ FACTOR TO TELEHANDLER RANGE 

10 Feb , 2015  

Merlo has added the ‘Plus’ factor to their new telehandler range – shorthand for a number of special features now being fitted as standard within the price package. In one version, these include a joystick (compared to levers), 40kph speed (compared to 35kph) and an engine increased to 101hp (compared to 75hp). Distributed here by […]

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John Deere Gator marks 200,000th CESAR milestone

29 Jan , 2015  

All new John Deere Gator utility vehicles can now be equipped with the nationally approved CESAR security and registration system from Datatag ID Limited, as a factory fit option. An XUV 855D model was unveiled on the CESAR stand at LAMMA 2015 in January as the scheme’s 200,000th registered machine. The system is now being […]

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John Dan’s the man for agri contracting in Down

26 Jan , 2015  

For over half a century, John Dan O’Hare has provided customers in County Down with a top-class agricultural contracting service. We met up with the long-serving Banbridge man to take a look at his impressive fleet and to get an insight into the wide range of services provided. For some, agricultural contracting is simply in […]

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Ireland’s premier supplier of fresh herbs

26 Jan , 2015  

Established in 1988, O’Hanlon Herbs provides Irish customers with a full range of fresh herbs. We met up with company founder / proprietor Tom O’Hanlon at his Glenealy, County Wicklow nursery to take a closer look at this unique operation. From humble beginnings in a small suburban back garden / kitchen in County Dublin some […]

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Punchestown debut for new Komatsu wheel loader

26 Jan , 2015  

Amongst the machines making their debut at the FTMTA farm machinery show in Punchestown is the new Komatsu WA320-7 wheel loader. Being exhibited alongside Zetor and Merlo on the McHale Plant Sales stand, the WA320-7 is an upgrade of the WA320-6 model that was beginning to prove popular amongst a number of leading contractors as […]

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Sixty years of veterinary excellence

26 Jan , 2015  

Old Church Veterinary Hospital has been delivering quality veterinary care to farm animals and pets in the Donegal region for six decades. Established in Ballyshannon in 1954, the practice also has branch Clinics in Donegal Town and Grange, Co. Sligo as well as a newly-opened veterinary supplies outlet in Grange. Nowadays, Gerard Gilligan and Nicholas […]

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National sales manager for Zetor Ireland appointed

26 Jan , 2015  

McHale Plant Sales has appointed Will Doyle to the position of National Sales Manager for Zetor tractors. A graduate of Kildalton Agricultural College and Waterford Institute of Technology, Will hails from Co. Wexford where his early career included senior level appointments within Slaney Farms Produce Limited. Since 2010, his quest for international experience brought him […]

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Cairns Contracting is a spreading success story

23 Jan , 2015  

Celebrating 15 years in business, Cairns Contracting has been providing its customers with the kind of efficient service which keeps them coming back again and again. Irish Tractor spoke to company owner Garth Cairns to find out more about the County Armagh-based outfit. Since 1999, Garth Cairns has been operating his own agricultural contracting business […]

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Kverneland 8480 – an efficient tedder for either hay or silage

23 Jan , 2015  

With 8.05m of working width and optimized for working with dry crops such as hay, the new Kverneland 8480 elevates the range of compact tedders to a new level. It also features the new HexaLink driveline which means a transport width of less than 3m. Achieve More The Kverneland 8480 is a new mounted tedder […]