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.

Machinery
Lemken's online portal hit by cyber attack
Peter Thomas Keaveney
German machinery manufacturer Lemken recently had its online system attacked by cyber hackers.
 
 
Limerick farmer sees value in new 130hp Chinese tractor
Limerick farmer sees value in new 130hp Chinese tractor
Tom Condon took delivery of the first 130hp Chinese-built Lovol tractor sold in Ireland in early January this year. Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with him to see how it has worked out.
Busy Fendt 516 answers all the needs of Longford calf to beef farmer
Busy Fendt 516 answers all the needs of Longford calf to beef farmer
Having considered owning a Fendt for some time, Co Longford calf to beef farmer, Des Beirne upgraded to a full spec Fendt 516 Vario in 2022, 2,500 hours on Gary Abbott finds out how it has performed.
Compact  300hp Valtra fills the gap in Wexford
Compact 300hp Valtra fills the gap in Wexford
Gary Abbott caught up with Michael Cloney Agri to find out why Valtra has been the tractor brand of choice for almost 29 years and how the latest Q series fills a long awaited gap within the fleet.
Poor trailer brakes cost thousands in tractor transmission repairs
Poor trailer brakes cost thousands in tractor transmission repairs
Fergal O’Sullivan, lecturer at MTU Kerry, looks into the fundamentals of trailer brakes, brake maintenance and what to look out for on brakes when buying a new trailed implement.
Thirty-three years of Lely Welger balers in the west
Thirty-three years of Lely Welger balers in the west
After 33 years of running Lely Welger round balers, the Grealis family upgraded to a Massey Ferguson RB 3130F Protec combination baler wrapper in 2021. Gary Abbott finds out how the move has been.
Wilson bale chaser -  a Super Move for Cork contractor
Wilson bale chaser - a Super Move for Cork contractor
Baling over 25,000 bales annually, Lloyd Forbes Agri Contracting has been running bale chasers since 2009, Gary Abbott finds out why Wilson Engineering has been the brand of choice.
BYD broadens electric car range
BYD broadens electric car range
Ireland’s newest all-electric car brand, the Chinese-built BYD range, has two new models and is making impressive inroads into the market, based on range and value. Michael Moroney reports.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farmSPONSORED
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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