Classic Corner

Classic corner: 27-year-old Hesston is still hungry for grass

Classic corner: 27-year-old Hesston is still hungry for grass

The farming recession of the late 1980s saw much consolidation, re-organisation and, unfortunately, many closures within the agricultural machinery business....

June 14, 2018

Classic corner: Two ex-army sibling tractors spotted in Co. Offaly

Classic corner: Two ex-army sibling tractors spotted in Co. Offaly

BM Volvo tractors are not at all common here in Ireland. As far as is known they were never imported directly,...

May 23, 2018

Classic corner: 1990s Lamborghini back to its former glory in Co. Fermanagh

Classic corner: 1990s Lamborghini back to its former glory in Co. Fermanagh

The difference between Lamborghini and Same is often considered to be no more than the colour scheme. That’s an understandable...

April 26, 2018

Classic corner: Surviving example back to its former glory

Classic corner: Surviving example back to its former glory

Massey Ferguson had scored a dramatic success with the 100 series that was introduced in 1964. The 135 and 165...

April 19, 2018

Classic corner: Betting on a ‘Winner’ in Co. Limerick

Classic corner: Betting on a ‘Winner’ in Co. Limerick

Fiat has always gone about the business of growing its agricultural division in a rather quiet but very determined way....

April 6, 2018

Why there’s one tractor this Co. Antrim dealer will never sell

Why there’s one tractor this Co. Antrim dealer will never sell

While dozens of tractors and machinery might come and go every month from Co. Antrim agricultural machinery dealer Hunter Kane’s...

April 2, 2018

Classic corner: Kilkenny ‘true blue’ is ready for work or play

Classic corner: Kilkenny ‘true blue’ is ready for work or play

There are many classic tractors out there in various states of refurbishment, but few carry the visual impact of this...

March 29, 2018

Classic corner: As good as it gets? No-nonsense workhorse can still earn a crust

Classic corner: As good as it gets? No-nonsense workhorse can still earn a crust

During the 1970s and 1980s the race to sell tractors moved from one of getting as many standard models out...

March 22, 2018

Classic corner: Is this the ultimate ‘value-for-money’ Volvo?

Classic corner: Is this the ultimate ‘value-for-money’ Volvo?

It was in the 1970s that Volvo decided to get out of the agricultural tractor business and concentrate on trucks...

March 5, 2018

Classic corner: Top ’10’ tractor still pays its way in Kilkenny

Classic corner: Top ’10’ tractor still pays its way in Kilkenny

Sawmills tend to be congested areas – with stacks of logs, sawn wood and piles of mulch taking up every...

March 1, 2018

Classic corner: Rare 6610 conversion is a ‘work-a-day’ Waterford classic

Classic corner: Rare 6610 conversion is a ‘work-a-day’ Waterford classic

The relationship between Ford and County Commercial Cars – a specialist in 4WD vehicle conversions – remains one of life’s minor...

February 15, 2018

Classic corner: Even a troubled story has a ‘silver lining’

Classic corner: Even a troubled story has a ‘silver lining’

When Ford decided to celebrate 25 years of tractor production at Basildon, it came up with the idea of creating...

February 5, 2018

Classic corner: Cork ‘Winner’ keeps the ‘flame of Fiat’ alive

Classic corner: Cork ‘Winner’ keeps the ‘flame of Fiat’ alive

One centenary in the tractor world that we haven’t heard much about this year is that of Fiat Trattori. Although...

January 30, 2018

Classic corner: Straight lines and sharp angles adorn this gleaming ‘DX’

Classic corner: Straight lines and sharp angles adorn this gleaming ‘DX’

Modern tractor manufacturers will tell you that they spend an awful lot of time and money on styling their products....

January 22, 2018

Classic corner: ‘Truck-like’ tractor is a rare beast here in Ireland

Classic corner: ‘Truck-like’ tractor is a rare beast here in Ireland

The MB Trac has the distinction of not only being a very well-known machine but also, at the same time,...

January 17, 2018

Classic corner: No rest for the wicked; 37-year-old earns its keep

Classic corner: No rest for the wicked; 37-year-old earns its keep

Whisper the word Fendt in farming circles and many eyes will roll upwards – just at the thought of the...

January 12, 2018

Classic corner: Is this the ultimate modern, working classic tractor?

Classic corner: Is this the ultimate modern, working classic tractor?

The ongoing evolution of tractors within a company’s line-up can be somewhat confusing to those who are not ardent followers...

January 8, 2018

Classic corner: Cut straight to the chase; it’s time for a TW

Classic corner: Cut straight to the chase; it’s time for a TW

Strictly speaking the Ford TW series was not the company’s first foray into the 4WD market; that honour belongs to...

January 3, 2018