National Ploughing Championships

Horsepower: ‘It’s like an athlete – the more often you do it, the better you get’

Horsepower: ‘It’s like an athlete – the more often you do it, the better you get’

Ploughing with horses is an art which takes time and practice, champion ploughman Victor Scott from Limavady, Co. Derry explains....

October 3, 2017

Fill your slurry tanker in less than 60 seconds

Fill your slurry tanker in less than 60 seconds

Colgan Agri, a Tullamore-based father-and-son contracting company, launched a mobile slurry tanker ‘Filling Arm’ at the National Ploughing Championships, in...

October 2, 2017

Transporter with a twist: Square bales anyone?

Transporter with a twist: Square bales anyone?

An interesting new square bale collector, developed by Wilson Engineering, was launched at last week’s National Ploughing Championships. Called the...

September 28, 2017

Polish power: The ‘Falcon’ lands on Irish shores at the ‘Ploughing’

Polish power: The ‘Falcon’ lands on Irish shores at the ‘Ploughing’

Looking for something different in the search for a new muck spreader? Polish company Metal-Fach might have the answer. Showcased at...

September 27, 2017

Can this piece of kit get you home hassle-free – if you have a puncture?

Can this piece of kit get you home hassle-free – if you have a puncture?

There were plenty of big, jaw-dropping machines on display at last week’s National Ploughing Championships. However, they sometimes say that...

September 27, 2017

Farm invention that cuts out ‘hardship’ and ‘saves your back’

Farm invention that cuts out ‘hardship’ and ‘saves your back’

Ballyealan Engineering, an agri-engineering company in its infancy, launched the ‘Easy Arm’ at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly...

September 26, 2017

No slurry applicator brackets? No problem

No slurry applicator brackets? No problem

Given the emphasis on both environmentally-friendly practices and overall farm efficiency in recent years, many farmers are keen to apply...

September 26, 2017

MF ‘lines out’ with new Irish ‘brand ambassador’

MF ‘lines out’ with new Irish ‘brand ambassador’

Massey Ferguson claims that its 5700 SL tractor range combines “an ideal power-to-weight ratio with great manoeuvrability”. The manufacturer says...

September 26, 2017

Ploughman who battled cancer nominated as farming’s ‘Unsung Hero’

Ploughman who battled cancer nominated as farming’s ‘Unsung Hero’

A young ploughman who battled Leukemia has been nominated as Northern Ireland farming’s ‘Unsung Hero’. Speaking as part of AgriLand’s...

September 25, 2017

New Komatsu timber harvester set to ‘fell’ all in its path

New Komatsu timber harvester set to ‘fell’ all in its path

McHale Plant Sales, the Irish distributor of Komatsu equipment, has launched the Komatsu 931 harvester at this year’s National Ploughing Championships....

September 22, 2017

‘Pint-sized’ telescopic skid-steer launched by JCB at the ‘Ploughing’

‘Pint-sized’ telescopic skid-steer launched by JCB at the ‘Ploughing’

JCB has launched its new Teleskid 3TS-8W onto the Irish market at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly....

September 22, 2017

Novel ‘3 in 1’ trailer launched at the ‘Ploughing’

Novel ‘3 in 1’ trailer launched at the ‘Ploughing’

A&W Engineering, an Irish manufacturer of “heavy-duty” trailers, is currently launching its new ‘3 in 1’ trailer at the National Ploughing...

September 20, 2017

McHale Plant Sales gets Komatsu’s forestry franchise

McHale Plant Sales gets Komatsu’s forestry franchise

McHale Plant Sales – already the Irish distributor for Komatsu’s construction machinery – has further expanded its activities through its...

September 20, 2017

Machinery highlights: On-site at this year’s National Ploughing Championships

Machinery highlights: On-site at this year’s National Ploughing Championships

Droves of visitors will flock to the National Ploughing Championships this week. The sprawling exhibition area is home to a...

September 18, 2017

National Ploughing Championships 2017: Tractor highlights on-site

National Ploughing Championships 2017: Tractor highlights on-site

Hoards of farmers, agricultural contractors and rural dwellers will flock to the National Ploughing Championships this week. With 40 rows of...

September 18, 2017

Kiwi company keen to connect: Duncan Ag at this year’s ‘Ploughing’

Kiwi company keen to connect: Duncan Ag at this year’s ‘Ploughing’

Kiwi company Duncan Ag will launch its Renovator MK4 no-till drill at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Founded in 1937...

September 18, 2017

McConnel launches first ever self-propelled sprayer…at the ‘Ploughing’

McConnel launches first ever self-propelled sprayer…at the ‘Ploughing’

McConnel – best known here in Ireland for its hedgecutters – is to break into new territory with the launch...

September 15, 2017

Punch and go: Samco unwraps latest seeder at the ‘Ploughing’

Punch and go: Samco unwraps latest seeder at the ‘Ploughing’

Samco will bring its new, aptly-named Punch Hole Film Layer and Seeder to next week’s National Ploughing Championships. This machine...

September 14, 2017