Farm machinery

The latest farm machinery news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with reports, reviews, prices and videos of new and vintage farm machinery, motors and more.

1991 Ford 7810 scoops €21,500 plus commission at online auction
Gary Abbott
A 1991 Ford 7810 was among the highlights lots sold at an online auction last week hosted by Michael Doyle Auctions, selling for €21,500 plus commission.
Watch: combination Kverneland sprayer works well on hilly Tyrone tillage farm
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited grain grower and contractor Trevor Black, to find out how his Kverneland spraying outfit has performed after its first three seasons working on the hills of Tyrone.
2001 John Deere 7810 secures over €52,000 at vintage auction
A 2001 John Deere 7810 which secured over €52,000 was the highest priced lot at Cheffins’ recent Cambridge vintage sale, that saw over 2,600 gross over £1.6 (€1.8) million.
HiSpec Xcel provides Wexford tillage farm with more precise spread
Applying large volumes of compost annually, Gary Abbott spoke with tillage farmer George Leech of Ballyhamilton Farms in Co Wexford who gave his views on his HiSpec Xcel 1250 rear discharge spreader.
Seven step mower maintenance guide
With first cut fast approaching, Gary Abbott offers some tips worth considering to ensure your mower is ready to make a clean consistent cut and hassle-free silage season.
Samasz butterflies tried and tested after 20,000 acres
Gary Abbott caught up with Padraig Smith, now on his third set of Samasz butterfly mowers to find out how the brand has performed having cut over 20,000 acres.
Is your baler in check and up to spec?
In order to minimise downtime this silage season, Gary Abbott looks at some of the key points and areas to consider from a maintenance perspective when it comes to combination balers.
The Irish man behind the Massey Ferguson brand
Gary Abbott looks back on the early arrival of tractor in Ireland and the career behind famous Irish inventor, Harry Ferguson, the inventor of the three-point linkage and co-founder of Massey Ferguson.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Multiple Bord na Móna auctions boast over 400 lots of machinery this May
Wilsons Auctions prepares once again to offer bidders a huge selection of tractors, machinery, tyres, motorbikes, equipment and more surplus assets on behalf of the iconic Irish company Bord na Móna.
Farm safely – look up and look out for electricity poles and wires
ESB Networks Public Safety Manager Michael Murray is reminding farmers to take necessary safety precautions with overhead wires, poles and stay wires ahead of the busy forage saving season.
Over half a million acres of farm land mapped using FREE mapping tool
All farmers in Ireland and the UK can now map their farms for free in a matter of minutes, thanks to a service launched by Herdwatch, the leading farm management software used on over 18,000 farms.
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