Justin Roberts

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Justin Roberts

Technical Machinery Specialist

Justin studied at Welsh Agricultural College, Aberystwyth having first worked in both the feed and seed sectors of the industry. He has two decades of experience in writing about farm machinery, both vintage and contemporary across several publications. As an author he has written two books, including the history of the Nordic tractor and now resides in Co. Tipperary.

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Kubota sources loaders and confesses to technology lag

Kubota sources loaders and confesses to technology lag

Continuing its push into the European tractor market, Kubota has recently announced a deal with the French company MX, to...

Watch: Kverneland dealer demo day highlights tillage gear

Watch: Kverneland dealer demo day highlights tillage gear

The debates over farming methods have been raging for as long as farming itself, but machinery manufacturers such as Kverneland...

John Deere looks beyond the tractor and into farm management

John Deere looks beyond the tractor and into farm management

The business model of John Deere has been focused on the manufacture and sale of tractors for over 100 years...

Machinery Focus: Video – Big Fords and classic tillage

Machinery Focus: Video – Big Fords and classic tillage

Austin Rothwell is a self confessed Ford tractor fanatic, especially those models with six cylinders under the bonnet, although he...

Loaders, jets and trucks at JCB auction

Loaders, jets and trucks at JCB auction

JCB has something for just about every yard and farm workshop out there in its latest auction, to be held...

Doosan scoops awards with ‘see through’ bucket

Doosan scoops awards with ‘see through’ bucket

Doosan claims to have overcome the major problem that all loader drivers face, i.e. the large and highly critical blind...

Claas launches new line of Liner rakes

Claas launches new line of Liner rakes

Claas has just unveiled three completely new four-rotor rakes with working widths of 15m, 13.6m and 12.7m. These maximum spans...

Tractor sales are up, but for how long?

Tractor sales are up, but for how long?

As a general rule of thumb, the farm machinery industry believes that for every tractor sold, twice the value in...

Pottinger updates its Impress baler range

Pottinger updates its Impress baler range

It was five years ago that Pottinger introduced its very own range of Impress round balers. These were developed completely...

Machinery Focus: Video – Kuhn split plunger baler in operation

Machinery Focus: Video – Kuhn split plunger baler in operation

Getting as much material as possible into a defined space is the goal of all baler manufacturers, and Kuhn has...

John Deere promotes rapid tyre inflation and deflation

John Deere promotes rapid tyre inflation and deflation

Matching a tractor’s tyre pressure to the job in hand was always a task which was observed more in the...

Machinery Focus: Video – Kverneland sets continuous pace with round baler

Machinery Focus: Video – Kverneland sets continuous pace with round baler

The round baler has made a terrific impact on the farming scene over the years, playing a large part in...

Video: Araglin classic silage day sees tractors come from far and wide

Video: Araglin classic silage day sees tractors come from far and wide

Araglin is a small village community nestling in the folds of the Knockmealdown mountains, where the three counties of Cork,...

Case comes up with new cabs and comforts

Case comes up with new cabs and comforts

Case has brought in some significant updates to its three higher powered Optum CVXDrive models which range from 273hp to...

Machinery Focus: Video – Tanco’s trailed mowers in operation in Tipperary

Machinery Focus: Video – Tanco’s trailed mowers in operation in Tipperary

Tanco has been busily making farm machinery for over 50 years at its home base in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. The...

Machinery Focus: The foreign adventures of John Deere

Machinery Focus: The foreign adventures of John Deere

John Deere is undeniably a mighty corporation that now straddles the globe with sales worth nearly $36 billion in 2020....

Pics: Cork Marts to hold online machinery auction

Pics: Cork Marts to hold online machinery auction

The latest machinery auction to be held by Cork Marts is to take place tomorrow, Friday, August 27. With the...

Harvesting oats with Claas and Valtra

Harvesting oats with Claas and Valtra

Oats are a widely recognised as being a healthy alternative to other cereals in our daily diet, thanks to it...