Ireland’s biggest tractor lines out for ‘open evening’ in the south-east
The Cooney Furlong Machinery Company will host an official ‘open evening‘ at its new “state-of-the-art” tractor and machinery showroom tomorrow (Thursday, November 22).
The premises are located on the Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. The event will kick off at 4:00pm.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour about the new facility, as well as browse a selection of over 50 Case IH tractors.
Representatives from Vaderstad will be on hand throughout the evening.Also Read: Vaderstad ‘turns over’ €225 million in a ‘positive’ 2017
The event will also serve as the official launch of the Krone and Amazone machinery agencies at the dealership – courtesy of Dublin-based Farmhand.
Also present at the event will be a selection of industry guest speakers; talks will begin at around 5:00pm.
Biggest tractor in Ireland
However, the most eye-catching machine at the event will undoubtedly be a Case IH Quadtrac 620. The 620 is the biggest model in the Quadtrac/Steiger line-up; in fact, it’s the biggest tractor in Case IH’s range.
Not surprisingly, this particular machine (below, alongside a vintage Farmall Cub) is also the biggest tractor in Ireland.
The latest version delivers a peak output of 682hp – making it one of the most powerful tractors in commercial production. The 620, like the slightly less powerful 580, is fitted with a ‘PowerDrive’ full powershift transmission. Other models in the Quadtrac range can be had with either the ‘PowerDrive’ or ‘CVXDrive’ continuously-variable ‘box’.
This video (below) was shot by the Cooney Furlong Machinery Company. The tractor is actually owned by Walter Furlong Grain Ltd; the operator is Mick Sharkey.
The tractor, equipped with an ‘auto-steer’ system, is shown here coupled to a Vaderstad TopDown 700. Given the right weather conditions, this outfit clearly has a capacious appetite for work.