Machinery Focus

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

In between the bouts of unsettled weather that has marked June so far, there will be many anxiously awaiting the...

June 18, 2022

Machinery Focus: Valtra keeps students up to date on tractor technology

Machinery Focus: Valtra keeps students up to date on tractor technology

Every three years a new fleet of tractors arrives at Salesian Agricultural College in Co. Limerick; this year it was...

June 11, 2022

Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

Should you happen to have 1,000hp or so burbling away in your forage harvester, then you would naturally wish for...

June 1, 2022

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self propelled SAM sprayer

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self propelled SAM sprayer

With the dramatic increase in fertiliser costs, the spotlight has been turned on its efficient use like never before, and...

May 28, 2022

Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

With shows now thankfully being held again, Balmoral has once more taken its place as the main event at which...

May 21, 2022

Machinery Focus: Goodyear finds alternative to oil-based rubber

Machinery Focus: Goodyear finds alternative to oil-based rubber

Tyres are made of rubber and rubber comes from trees, and so it might be thought that they are one...

May 14, 2022

Machinery Focus: Bi Som Trac – the top tandem tractor from France

Machinery Focus: Bi Som Trac – the top tandem tractor from France

The Bi Som Trac is hardly as well known as the Doe Triple-D from Essex in the UK, but this...

May 7, 2022

Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

April is here and in just a few short weeks the farm mower will once again be busy on the...

April 9, 2022

Alldogs, tool carriers and the Triumph connection

Alldogs, tool carriers and the Triumph connection

In 1951, Lanz presented something of a revolution in farm mechanisation in the form of the Alldog, a machine that...

April 7, 2022

Machinery Focus: Birth of the Massey Ferguson 100 series

Machinery Focus: Birth of the Massey Ferguson 100 series

There is a general agreement that the Harry Ferguson tractors of the post-war era were the most influential tractors ever...

April 3, 2022

Machinery Focus: Mushrooms and fast horses – the growing technology gap

Machinery Focus: Mushrooms and fast horses – the growing technology gap

Machinery manufacturers, especially the larger ones, are highly adept at filling journalists inboxes with press releases promising all sorts of...

March 26, 2022

Machinery Focus: Sweden – a land of saints and Volvos

Machinery Focus: Sweden – a land of saints and Volvos

Saints are very much in the mind in terms of Ireland’s patron saint, but it is worth remembering another fellow...

March 17, 2022

Machinery Focus: Kramer shows its mettle at Delvin Mart

Machinery Focus: Kramer shows its mettle at Delvin Mart

As farms get bigger, companies such as Kramer argue that the task of handling materials may well be better served...

March 12, 2022

Machinery Focus: Kubota compacts and grass cutters in Cork

Machinery Focus: Kubota compacts and grass cutters in Cork

The range of tractors has grown enormously over the years, but with the spotlight usually on the bigger models, it...

February 26, 2022

Machinery Focus: Video – metered slurry spreading with Grasstec

Machinery Focus: Video – metered slurry spreading with Grasstec

The precise application of slurry had long been a focus of attention before the current explosion in the price of...

February 12, 2022

Machinery Focus: Video –  Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding

Machinery Focus: Video – Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding

With the onset of the spring calving season dairy farms are busy places with not only the rush of young...

February 5, 2022

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Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding at Gurteen College

Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding at Gurteen College

The task of feeding dairy cattle can be eased with the use of a complete diet feeder. Kuhn, in conjunction...

February 5, 2022

Speed dating for ISOBUS engineers at Plugfest 2022

Speed dating for ISOBUS engineers at Plugfest 2022

ISO 11783 is hardly the most seductive phrase to woo potential partners with, but in the world of ISOBUS, it...

February 2, 2022