Exclusive: almost as many GPS units stolen so far this year than all of 2023
Peter Thomas Keaveney
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal that there have been almost as many GPS guidance systems stolen in Ireland in the first six weeks of 2024 than there has been in the 12 months of 2023.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
Top tips for tackling ATV maintenance
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at five areas of practical ATV maintenance tips worth considering before the trusty workhorses take to the fields once again.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
Indian built electric quad quietly gaining traction in Europe
The Powerland Tachyon is a new player in the world of electric ATVs, and has recently arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney put it through its paces.
Kubota unveils largest engine to date
Kubota has introduced two engines for the OEM market for agricultural and forestry sectors, including a 3.8-litre, 114hp hydrogen engine, and its most powerful engine to date, the 210hp V5009.
21 February 2024 News
GPS equipment worth €250,000 stolen in 10-day nationwide farm crime spree
The thefts of GPS guidance equipment continue to worsen, with farmers and contractors targeted in Cork, Dublin and Meath in recent weeks, which follows a growing trend right across Europe.
14 February 2024 News
First AgXeed autonomous tractor arrives in Ireland
The first autonomous agricultural robot from Dutch company AgXeed has arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney sat down with AgXeed head of sales Peter Robinson to find out more.
14 February 2024 News
Kverneland Group Ireland appoints new dealer in the midlands
Kverneland Group Ireland has just appointed Swaine Agri in Ballyheashill, Co Offaly, as an official dealer for its full range of implements.
14 February 2024 News
Vogelsang presents new options for trailing shoe slurry systems
Vogelsang has taken the wraps off a prototype ‘DoubleFlow’ slurry application system, which divides each singular outlet on its trailing shoe into two outlets.
14 February 2024 News
Tough outlook for European machinery market - CEMA report
CEMA, the association representing the European agricultural machinery industry, is forecasting a difficult outlook into 2024.
7 February 2024 News
Kelly’s of Borris to host three major open days
Kelly’s of Borris has big plans to host three open days at its main depot in Borris from Thursday 8 February to Saturday 10 February.
7 February 2024 News
Major players pulling out of SIMA results in show's cancellation
The SIMA show, regarded as the second largest machinery exhibition in Europe and which was due to take place in November, has been cancelled.
7 February 2024 News
Crowds congregate in Cavan as spring show series concludes
The final instalment of the three AJS Spring Farm Machinery shows took place last Wednesday and Thursday at the Cavan Equestrian Centre. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery