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Alpego’s Jet-X is just the drill for Meath tillage farmer
Gary Abbott
Gary Abbott visited Meath tillage farmer, Frank Eivers, to find out how his Alpego 3m Jet-X one-pass drill combination is performing as it enters its third season.
Mayo Zetor fanatic finds dream classic tractor in Australia
10 April 2024 Farm machinery
Mayo Zetor fanatic finds dream classic tractor in Australia
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Balla in Co Mayo to catch up with Eoin Duffy, who fulfilled a lifelong dream by picking up an immaculate example of a 1989 Zetor 16145 in Australia.
Mayo-built eight-rotor tedder offers big output for busy Wexford contractor
3 April 2024 Farm machinery
Mayo-built eight-rotor tedder offers big output for busy Wexford contractor
Wexford farmer and part-time contractor John Doyle purchased the first Malone eight-rotor trailed tedder ever built last year. With 4,000 acres through it, Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with him.
Cork contractor changes foragers to lighter shade of green
With the Duggan family entering their 10th decade of contracting, Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with the brothers in Co Cork who recently took delivery of their second Krone Big X 630 forager.
3 April 2024 Farm machinery
On review: Smyth's tri-axle Supercube shows big gains on long draws
With the trend of bigger trailers growing in popularity, Smyth Trailers kindly gave us a demonstration of a 25ft Supercube 50m3 trailer. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
3 April 2024 Farm machinery
Silage harvester output will be determined by drum hour efficiency
Silage harvester output is determined by drum hour efficiency and that's determined by the ratio of engine hours to drum hours recorded on the machine.
3 April 2024 Farm machinery
Watch: two years without stopping - Keenan’s revamped Mechfibre+ sticks the pace
Keenan launched its updated MechFiber+ range of paddle feeders two years. Midland’s farm Cows.ie bought the first 28m3 machine, and it hasn’t had a day off in two years. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
27 March 2024 Farm machinery
Armagh contractor doubles business in size in 10 years
Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to Willie Megaw from Ivan Megaw and Son in Co Armagh, who are one of the country’s largest contractors, to speak about day-to-day business and his choice of machinery.
20 March 2024 Farm machinery
Contractor profile: southern England contractor staying focused on silage
One Sussex contracting family focused on foraging is waiting to see what impact this spring’s weather will have on its 2024 workload, reports Martin Rickatson.
20 March 2024 Farm machinery
What does the future hold for agricultural contracting in Ireland?
High machinery prices, a scarcity of skilled labour and a tough 15 months for farming is affecting agricultural contractors. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
20 March 2024 Farm machinery
Disc coulters providing accurate placement for Carlow contractor
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited Carlow farming and contracting father and son duo Dan and John O’Neil to find out how their Amazone 3m one-pass has performed after its first two seasons.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery
Horsch sprayer combo great fit for rolling Donegal hills
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with potato and grain grower Jamie Rankin, to find out how his Horsch spraying outfit has performed after its first seasons working on mixed terrain in Co Donegal.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery