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Volvo hybrid loading shovel ‘boosts fuel efficiency by 50%’

Volvo hybrid loading shovel ‘boosts fuel efficiency by 50%’

Volvo CE (Construction Equipment) has been busy testing its new LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader. The firm claims that...

July 16, 2017

Classic corner: Moffett MFTs abound in Monaghan

Classic corner: Moffett MFTs abound in Monaghan

Moffett MFTs (Multi-Function Tractors) are becoming ever scarcer. Despite this, one dealer in Co. Monaghan has managed to amass five...

July 15, 2017

East meets west: Room for a Chinese loader on the silage pit?

East meets west: Room for a Chinese loader on the silage pit?

With silage season sweeping across the country in recent weeks, sightings of loading shovels trundling across the countryside have become...

June 7, 2017

Video: Watch this Komatsu tackle ‘wagon’ silage in the midlands

Video: Watch this Komatsu tackle ‘wagon’ silage in the midlands

Contractor James Geoghegan took delivery of a Komatsu WA270 loading shovel in late 2016, primarily for silage work but for...

June 2, 2017

Video: Watch this new CAT tackle the silage scene in Clare

Video: Watch this new CAT tackle the silage scene in Clare

With silage fever having swept across the country last week, it was not at all uncommon to see large machinery...

May 28, 2017

Pic: Contractor’s loading shovel goes up in flames

Pic: Contractor’s loading shovel goes up in flames

Firefighters were called to an incident yesterday, May 24, in a town in Northern Ireland after a contractor’s loading shovel...

May 25, 2017

Video: Need to feed your silage faster? Check out this monster shear grab

Video: Need to feed your silage faster? Check out this monster shear grab

Dutch firm AP Machinebouw recently designed and manufactured what is being described as the world’s biggest shear grab. The grab...

May 1, 2017

Could this ‘compact’ shovel be kitted out to tackle any silage pit?

Could this ‘compact’ shovel be kitted out to tackle any silage pit?

Adding to the construction giant’s offering for farmers and agricultural contractors, Caterpillar has begun to showcase its recently-launched 918M wheeled...

April 2, 2017

SIMA 2017: New JCB 419S reaches out to contractors

SIMA 2017: New JCB 419S reaches out to contractors

JCB launched its new 419S Agri wheeled loading shovel at the SIMA machinery show in Paris this week. According to the...

March 1, 2017

Video: Where did Volvo loading shovels come from?

Video: Where did Volvo loading shovels come from?

Volvo loading shovels are a popular choice with Irish agricultural contractors. Every summer, these machines (along with JCB, Komatsu, Caterpillar...

January 21, 2017