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.
24 May 2023 News
83% clearance rate at Hennessy’s auction
Hennessy Auctioneers held its May monthly machinery auction last Saturday, where a 2013 Takeuchi TB28 mini digger topped the sale at €19,500.
24 May 2023 News
New tractor registrations up 6% while used imports climb 40%
211 new tractors were registered in April, meaning registrations for the first four months of 2023 are 6% ahead on the period last year. However, used tractor registrations are up of 40% on 2022.
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.
24 May 2023 Contracting
World combine sales forecast to grow 45% over the next decade
Global sales of combine harvesters are forecast to increase at 3.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next 10 years to reach US$74.5bn by 2033, according to US research firm Fact.MR.
17 May 2023 News
Balmoral Show machinery highlights
Gary Abbott looks at some of the machinery highlights from last week’s Balmoral show, which took place at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.
17 May 2023 News
Krone adds zero-waste knotters to large Big Pack balers
Krone has added several new standard features to its Big Pack 1290 HDP II large square baler, including the PowerClean knotter fan and eight V-knotters that produce zero waste.
11 May 2023 News
TAMS III opens for LESS applications but no further dribble bar clarity
The low-emission slurry spreading (LESS) scheme of TAMS III has opened for applications following earlier discontent to the exclusion of dribble bars from the list of eligible items.
10 May 2023 News
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.
10 May 2023 Farm machinery
Carbon tax adds 2c/l to green diesel prices
Further carbon tax increases of €7.50/t of CO2 or approximately 2.04c/l have been imposed on green diesel this week, but the rise has been neutralised for now by a fall in market prices.
3 May 2023 News
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.
3 May 2023 Farm machinery
2014 Valtra T203 sells for €45,000 at Hennessey’s auction
A 2014 Valtra T203 with 7,500 hours and Quicke front loader topped Hennessy Auctioneers April monthly machinery auction, selling for €45,000 plus fees.
26 April 2023 News