Justin Roberts

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Justin studied at Welsh Agricultural College, Aberystwyth having first worked in both the feed and seed sectors of the industry. He has two decades of experience in writing about farm machinery, both vintage and contemporary across several publications. As an author he has written two books, including the history of the Nordic tractor and now resides in Co. Tipperary.

Basildon marks two millionth tractor milestone
Basildon marks two millionth tractor milestone

60 years of tractor production at the New Holland plant in Basildon, Essex, has brought the total number of tractors...

Machinery: Latest McConnel hedge trimmers built for durability
Machinery: Latest McConnel hedge trimmers built for durability

In time for the upcoming hedge cutting season, McConnel has introduced two new Hedge trimmers, the 72-Series and the heavier-duty...

Machinery: Online settings from Pottinger for row crop weed control
Machinery: Online settings from Pottinger for row crop weed control

The Pottinger Flexcare cultivator is one of a new wave of machines arising from the drawing boards of implement manufacturers...

1974 – a year of consolidation for the machinery industry
1974 – a year of consolidation for the machinery industry

Companies and organisations are always keen to celebrate a golden jubilee, whether it be of the company itself or a...

Arcusin to expand globally with big bale chaser range
Arcusin to expand globally with big bale chaser range

Although not particularly well-known here in Ireland, the Arcusin range of bale handlers from Spain already has a small following,...

Opinion: Resilience is the new watchword as machinery sales lag
Opinion: Resilience is the new watchword as machinery sales lag

It has been a disappointing sales season for the machinery trade, but it was not unexpected as many companies were...

Farm Focus: 600-day lactation at multifaceted German farm
Farm Focus: 600-day lactation at multifaceted German farm

Some patterns of farming are so well established that to think beyond what is considered the accepted norm, is to...

New TAFE-Deutz partnership to boost engine sales
New TAFE-Deutz partnership to boost engine sales

It was back in April that AGCO surprised the business world by breaking off its historical ties with Indian tractor...

Watch: Claas plans further expansion and plots course to autonomy
Watch: Claas plans further expansion and plots course to autonomy

Out on the farm, the agricultural machinery industry is usually seen in the single light of the customer and dealer,...

New rakes from Pottinger combine size and simplicity
New rakes from Pottinger combine size and simplicity

Three new rakes were introduced by Pottinger at a special launch held in Austria recently which Agriland attended. The latest...

Vogelsang launches mobile XSplit slurry separator
Vogelsang launches mobile XSplit slurry separator

It is perhaps Ireland’s worst kept agricultural secret, that there is hardly the capacity to store the slurry produced by...

Photos: Augers or belts? Claas expands mower range with both
Photos: Augers or belts? Claas expands mower range with both

Agriland travelled to Germany this week where Claas was keen to show off its latest mower developments which took the...

Claas launches 15m unit into tedder market
Claas launches 15m unit into tedder market

With 14 rotor heads of 1.5m each, the Claas Volto 1500 T/TS tedder tops the latest group of tedders brought...

Revisiting tower silos with deep pit silage
Revisiting tower silos with deep pit silage

Until round bales arrived on the scene, the major decision when it came to silage systems was whether to go...

Watch: New ideas from Pottinger as farmers go for high capacity
Watch: New ideas from Pottinger as farmers go for high capacity

The latest models and developments from Pottinger were introduced to the press, and the world in general, by the company...

Exclusive: Pottinger cuts complexity and cost with new Jumbo 5000
Exclusive: Pottinger cuts complexity and cost with new Jumbo 5000

Pottinger is a company that likes to keep itself busy developing new products and this week it launched a raft...

Grange Machinery launches TDT drill for tricky conditions
Grange Machinery launches TDT drill for tricky conditions

Grange Machinery Ltd of Holderness is a company that focuses on less intensive cultivation, building implements that are designed to...

Watch: A better bale with the Kverneland FastBale?
Watch: A better bale with the Kverneland FastBale?

The Kverneland FastBale is no longer a novelty; the machine, designed to bale, wrap and eject without stopping, has been...