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John Deere Operations Centre becomes smarter and more compatible

6 Nov , 2020  

With the John Deere Operations Centre, farmers and contractors can manage their farm data anywhere at any time. The app is user-friendly and customers can be linked to their machines, fields and operators on their smartphone or farm computer. John Deere is constantly developing the Operations Centre, in particular to simplify its use and to […]

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Komatsu forest sales reflect projected forestry sector growth

29 Oct , 2020  

Projections that forestry is set to become one of the major growth industries of the future are reflected in decisions by a number of leading contractors to invest in new, more modern equipment used in forest management and timber harvesting. Notable recent sales have seen Wicklow-based contractor, Pat Doyle purchase a new Komatsu Forest model […]

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Zero-waste slurry solution Co. Cork dairy operation

20 Oct , 2020  

West Cork dairy farmers Victor and Rita Jennings run a 160 pedigree Holstein Friesians herd. Their new 2300 Alpine tanker with Major trailing shoe applicator efficiently recycles their farm waste products back onto their 190 acres of grassland. Getting the most from their home farm acreage has been the prime goal for Victor and Rita […]

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New ORBIS 900 with 3.0 m transport width and automatic transport protection

20 Oct , 2020  

Ready for the 2021 season, CLAAS has renewed the top-of-the-range model in its line-up of ORBIS row-independent front attachments for the JAGUAR. Stand-out features include a transport width of only 3 metres and the new, automatically folding transport protection with integrated lighting. Fast folding, compact transport As with the ORBIS 750, the frame of the […]

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MF 7719 S, Machine of the Year 2019, moves up to the ‘NEXT’ level of straightforward and dependable performance

20 Oct , 2020  

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is delighted to announce the launch of its high specification MF 7719 S ‘NEXT Edition’ tractor, following the success of the 4 models presented at Agritechnica 2019 (MF 5711 S Dyna-4, MF 5713 S Dyna-4, MF 7720 S Dyna-VT and MF 7726 S Dyna-VT). The exclusive NEXT […]

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Komatsu ‘Just the Cheese’ for award-winning Wicklow producer

9 Oct , 2020  

In what represents a significant investment in their business, Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese has acquired a new Komatsu WA100-8 wheel loader that company founder John Hempenstall says will be an ‘essential link in our production chain’. Proving to be ‘just the cheese’ for the award-winning cheese makers, the unit is fitted with interchangeable loading bucket, silage […]

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Sustainable feed source helps dairy sector adapt to consumer environmental demands

30 Sep , 2020  

Consumer pressure is dictating how livestock farmers, particularly in the dairy sector, are managing diets, and overall feed management systems, to meet growing environmental concerns. Demands from processors and supermarkets to reduce carbon footprints and develop sustainable practices, and alignment to the NFU’s NetZero goal by 2040, is adding further pressures on farmers to find innovative alternatives for dairy herds whilst maintaining […]

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New Komatsu Forest Forwarders for thinning launched here

25 Sep , 2020  

New to the market here and currently available to order is the new, smaller-size 2021 range of Komatsu Forest forwarders designed primarily for forest thinning applications which are distributed in Ireland by McHale Plant Sales of Rathcoole and Birdhill. The three-strong Komatsu Forest range comprises an all-new, smaller 9-tonnes 825TX forwarder. It is followed by […]

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Merlo Multifarmer arrives

17 Sep , 2020  

One of the latest newcomers to the farm machinery sector is the new Merlo MF34.7 MultiFarmer, first versions of which arrived into Ireland only days ago. Distributed by McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, the Italian-made telehandler-tractor hybrid is said to be the solution for performing all farm work such as handling, lifting, towing, tillage and transporting […]

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Fendt 313 Punching Above It’s Weight

2 Sep , 2020  

Based in the rolling countryside of County Wexford, Sean Roberts is a Dairy farmer who does the job right. Since 2010, Sean has been building a sizeable dairy herd. Sean believes in having the best tools at his disposal to do the job. The Roberts family have been farming at the same location since 1929, […]