farm machinery

New head of FTMTA plans to showcase machinery industry

New head of FTMTA plans to showcase machinery industry

As the trade body for the farm machinery business in Ireland, the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) is...

August 24, 2021

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

With farm machinery becoming an increasingly important element in the business of farming today, particular care must be paid when...

August 11, 2021

CEO of FTMTA to leave role in coming weeks

CEO of FTMTA to leave role in coming weeks

The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has confirmed that Gary Ryan will be leaving the position of Chief...

February 18, 2021

TAMS to continue after current tranche deadline this week

TAMS to continue after current tranche deadline this week

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has today (Wednesday, January 13) confirmed the continuation of the...

January 13, 2021

Guide published to improve safety of tractor-trailer braking

Guide published to improve safety of tractor-trailer braking

An updated edition of the ‘Look Behind You’ guide to tractor-trailer braking has been published by the Agricultural Engineers Association...

November 13, 2020

FTMTA: ‘Any return to normal looks like a very long-term prospect’

FTMTA: ‘Any return to normal looks like a very long-term prospect’

The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has urged its member businesses to prepare for a “very controlled environment”...

April 24, 2020

New Zealand looks to Ireland for tractor drivers as scarcity continues

New Zealand looks to Ireland for tractor drivers as scarcity continues

The shortage of seasonal workers willing to drive tractors during busy times of the year is being felt by contractors...

July 18, 2019

Video: Newfangled system of baling two forages into one

Video: Newfangled system of baling two forages into one

A contractor outside Birr, Co. Offaly, has been experimenting with methods to preserve extra forages that have been grown on...

October 30, 2018

Top tips for motorists sharing public roads with farm machinery

Top tips for motorists sharing public roads with farm machinery

There is set to be an increased volume of farm machinery travelling on public roads in the coming weeks as...

March 8, 2018

3 men charged after £20,000 worth of farm equipment recovered at UK auction

3 men charged after £20,000 worth of farm equipment recovered at UK auction

In the UK, three men have been charged and are set to appear in court after farm equipment worth more...

August 25, 2017

Farm Safety Week: Tuesday’s focus on Machinery and Transport

Farm Safety Week: Tuesday’s focus on Machinery and Transport

The Farm Safety Week initiative continues today, Tuesday, with the topic of ‘Machinery and Transport’ being the key theme focused on,...

July 25, 2017

European farm machinery industry outlook is ‘confident’

European farm machinery industry outlook is ‘confident’

CEMA – an umbrella body representing the agricultural machinery manufacturing industry across Europe – says that the “general business climate...

July 20, 2017

Farm accidents to hospitalise 2,000 farmers this year

Farm accidents to hospitalise 2,000 farmers this year

Farmers are more likely to be killed on-farm than on the roads, according to Eddie Wall, an inspector with the Health...

July 17, 2017

Drugs worth €730,000 found hidden in farm machinery

Drugs worth €730,000 found hidden in farm machinery

An Garda Siochana has made a massive seizure of drugs hidden among agricultural machinery over the past week. The strike, which...

July 6, 2017

Revealed: The 5 causes of most machinery accidents on the road

Revealed: The 5 causes of most machinery accidents on the road

According to CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery Industry), a recent European study has found that more than four fifths (83%) of...

June 13, 2017

Man airlifted to hospital following farm machinery accident

Man airlifted to hospital following farm machinery accident

A man in his 60s was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Saturday, May 27) after he was reportedly entrapped in farm machinery...

May 28, 2017

‘Intensive’ farm inspection campaign set to focus on tractors and farm machinery

‘Intensive’ farm inspection campaign set to focus on tractors and farm machinery

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is set to begin a ‘month-long, intensive’ farm inspection campaign on Tuesday, May 2,...

April 28, 2017

Amazone opens new €20m ‘state-of-the-art’ paint facility

Amazone opens new €20m ‘state-of-the-art’ paint facility

German machinery manufacturer Amazone – represented here in Ireland by Farmhand – has opened a new €20 million paint facility...

April 28, 2017