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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 […]

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Five decades of quality contracting in the Lake County

26 Sep , 2019  

From their base in Streamstown, County Westmeath, Scally Agri Contractors provide local farmers with unrivalled pit silage, baling, slurry and hedge cutting services. We had a chat with Don Scally – son of founder Larry – to find out more about this exceptional second-generation, family-run operation. For coming up on half a century, farmers in […]

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A Groovy service

23 Sep , 2019  

More and more farmers are upgrading their farms in recent times. Farm buildings are a specialised area of work and for this month’s edition of Irish Tractor, we profile a company that focuses mainly on this area. Burran McAuley Construction Ltd is owned and run by Hugh McAuley who has many years’ experience in the […]

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“It’s all go” at S Friel Agri Contracts

19 Sep , 2019  

S Friel Agri Contracts in Co Donegal offer all aspects of agricultural contracting to their customers and have earned an excellent reputation in doing so. Owner and founder Shaun Friel told Irish Tractor & Agri all about his business recently. This year has all the makings of another busy summer season for S Friel Agri […]

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McCormack Family Farms continue to deliver

16 Sep , 2019  

As a nation, we have become a lot more conscious of what we eat and this is not only good for our health, but it has also helped the economy as many local food producers have seen the benefit of our change in attitude towards food. One such company that has prospered in recent years […]

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A record number of women enter agriculture training in Teagasc Kildalton College

16 Sep , 2019  

The first week of September sees the start of the students returning to Agricultural Colleges throughout the country.  Teagasc Kildalton College in Co. Kilkenny has seen student numbers increase on the Certificate in Agriculture level 5 which is the first year of the Green Cert course.   Currently there are 127 students enrolled on this course […]

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Cargos now with TIM SPEED CONTROL

16 Sep , 2019  

Using TIM SPEED CONTROL, the CARGOS 9000 and 8000 loader wagons are able to control the speed of the tractor. The ISOBUS function works with certified tractors from all manufacturers. The TIM function defined in ISOBUS allows implements to control tractor functions. In the CARGOS 9000 and 8000 loader wagons with TIM SPEED CONTROL, CLAAS […]

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Phil Bennis & Sons closes in on 35 years

13 Sep , 2019  

Based in Patrickswell, Co Limerick, Phil Bennis & Sons Ltd is a market leader in the supply and installation of equipment to the modern day pig farm. Irish Tractor & Agri learned more from the company’s founder and Managing Director, Phil Bennis. Set-up in 1985, Phil Bennis & Sons Ltd today has seven full-time staff […]

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A helping hand when it comes to forestry

9 Sep , 2019  

Western Forestry Co-op has over 30 years’ experience in advising landowners on forestry. CEO Marina Conway talked Irish Tractor & Agri magazine through the multitude of services they provide landowners in western and northern counties. The Co-op was established in 1985 by the Dairy and livestock Co-operatives in Western Counties in response to a need […]