Jim Breen

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Jim Breen

Jim Breen is from a farming background. He studied Engineering in University College Dublin. He worked for agricultural media outlets and, most recently, was the mechanisation advisor for DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) and engineering programme manager at CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise). He now lives in Offaly.

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Video: Fendt takes the wraps off a new breed of machine

Video: Fendt takes the wraps off a new breed of machine

AgriLand recently reported that Fendt has teamed up with German-headquartered Sennebogen to offer its first own-brand telehandler (telescopic handler). The...

Auction report: Mix of marques goes ‘under the hammer’ at on-farm sale

Auction report: Mix of marques goes ‘under the hammer’ at on-farm sale

An auction of tractors and other equipment took place on Tuesday, December 10, at Augers Farm, Methwold, Norfolk. The sale...

Auction report: Looking for a bargain with a touch of ‘Claas’?

Auction report: Looking for a bargain with a touch of ‘Claas’?

An auction of tractors and other equipment took place on Tuesday, December 10, at Augers Farm, Methwold, Norfolk. The sale...

Over 7,000 new tractors sold in the UK so far in 2019

Over 7,000 new tractors sold in the UK so far in 2019

1,446 new agricultural tractors (over 50hp) were registered in the UK last month (July). That brings the year-to-date figure (January-July...

Claas Avero swaps Perkins engine for 6.7L Cummins

Claas Avero swaps Perkins engine for 6.7L Cummins

News has emerged from Claas that future versions of its Avero combine harvester – its smaller, entry-level machine – will...

Pottinger to build new factory for round balers and big rakes

Pottinger to build new factory for round balers and big rakes

Pottinger will embark on the construction of a new assembly plant (factory) in Austria next year. Assembly of round balers...

How many new tractors are selling in the UK?

How many new tractors are selling in the UK?

The latest figures from the AEA (Agricultural Engineers Association) show that 1,174 new agricultural tractors (over 50hp) were registered in the UK last...

Latest Fendt 700 Vario series: Most high-tech tractor cab yet?

Latest Fendt 700 Vario series: Most high-tech tractor cab yet?

According to Fendt, its 700 Vario series has been its biggest-selling range of tractors for several years. The manufacturer has now...

New CEO and management structure at Claas; so who’s at the helm?

New CEO and management structure at Claas; so who’s at the helm?

Claas is changing its management structure. This will take effect from the start of October (2019). Among other developments, the...

John Deere vs. Fendt: Who’s winning in Germany?

John Deere vs. Fendt: Who’s winning in Germany?

John Deere is losing out to Fendt in the new tractor sales league in Germany this year. That’s according to...

Hike in power for latest Fendt forage harvester

Hike in power for latest Fendt forage harvester

With 25hp more, the new Fendt Katana 650 (self-propelled forage harvester) sports a rated output of 650hp. The previous Katana...

Fendt unveils new MAN-powered 900 Vario line-up

Fendt unveils new MAN-powered 900 Vario line-up

Back in early June, AgriLand brought you pictures of the next-generation Fendt 900 Vario series tractors – snapped at a special...

Uneven swaths? Here’s how Krone is ‘ironing out the lumps’

Uneven swaths? Here’s how Krone is ‘ironing out the lumps’

AgriLand recently attended a Krone event in Scotland, in which updates to its self-propelled forage harvesters – to boost throughput...

AGCO: Focus is on ‘increasing margins’ – not world politics

AGCO: Focus is on ‘increasing margins’ – not world politics

In a recent US interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, AGCO’s CEO, president and chairman – Martin Richenhagen – said the...

Is this ‘slick-shifting, dual-clutch’ box a deserving winner?

Is this ‘slick-shifting, dual-clutch’ box a deserving winner?

A Case IH Maxxum tractor was among the award winners at last week’s Royal Highland Show (June 20-23) in Scotland;...

Edging closer: Turkish-built Basak tractors at Royal Highland Show

Edging closer: Turkish-built Basak tractors at Royal Highland Show

In the UK and Ireland, we are familiar with Turkish tractor brands such as Tumosan, Armatrac and Hattat; all three are...

How many new tractors are selling in the US?

How many new tractors are selling in the US?

As the trade wars continue to wage in the US, sales of farm tractors and equipment mirror the uncertainty across...

Kemper enters the forage harvester ‘cracker’ business

Kemper enters the forage harvester ‘cracker’ business

Kemper has announced that it has established a strategic agreement with Scherer (based in the US) to offer kernel processors...