Machinery Focus

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self propelled SAM sprayer

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self propelled SAM sprayer

With the dramatic increase in fertiliser costs, the spotlight has been turned on its efficient use like never before, and...

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Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

With shows now thankfully being held again, Balmoral has once more taken its place as the main event at which...

May 21, 2022

Machinery Focus: Goodyear finds alternative to oil-based rubber

Machinery Focus: Goodyear finds alternative to oil-based rubber

Tyres are made of rubber and rubber comes from trees, and so it might be thought that they are one...

May 14, 2022

Machinery Focus: Bi Som Trac – the top tandem tractor from France

Machinery Focus: Bi Som Trac – the top tandem tractor from France

The Bi Som Trac is hardly as well known as the Doe Triple-D from Essex, but this French built machine...

May 7, 2022

Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

April is here and in just a few short weeks the farm mower will once again be busy on the...

April 9, 2022

Machinery Focus: Birth of the Massey Ferguson 100 series

Machinery Focus: Birth of the Massey Ferguson 100 series

There is a general agreement that the Harry Ferguson tractors of the post-war era were the most influential tractors ever...

April 3, 2022

Machinery Focus: Mushrooms and fast horses – the growing technology gap

Machinery Focus: Mushrooms and fast horses – the growing technology gap

Machinery manufacturers, especially the larger ones, are highly adept at filling journalists inboxes with press releases promising all sorts of...

March 26, 2022

Machinery Focus: Sweden – a land of saints and Volvos

Machinery Focus: Sweden – a land of saints and Volvos

Saints are very much in the mind in terms of Ireland’s patron saint, but it is worth remembering another fellow...

March 17, 2022

Machinery Focus: Video –  Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding

Machinery Focus: Video – Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding

With the onset of the spring calving season dairy farms are busy places with not only the rush of young...

February 5, 2022

Speed dating for ISOBUS engineers at Plugfest 2022

Speed dating for ISOBUS engineers at Plugfest 2022

ISO 11783 is hardly the most seductive phrase to woo potential partners with, but in the world of ISOBUS, it...

February 2, 2022

Machinery Focus: Farmall – the first 100 years

Machinery Focus: Farmall – the first 100 years

If the Fordson was the major innovation that brought mechanisation to farming, it was the International Farmall which picked up...

January 29, 2022

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to...

January 22, 2022

Machinery Focus photo review: The past, people and places

Machinery Focus photo review: The past, people and places

The end of the the year brings a certain wistfulness to the mind as reflections upon the past 12 months...

December 28, 2021

Machinery Focus: How Valmet became Valtra – a Nordic tale

Machinery Focus: How Valmet became Valtra – a Nordic tale

Valmet is a name that sounds vaguely familiar to many, most are aware of it as the precursor to Valtra,...

December 27, 2021

Machinery Focus: CASE IH updates to tractors and loaders

Machinery Focus: CASE IH updates to tractors and loaders

The Farmall C series of tractors has always been targeted at the more modest sized farm, or those with jobs...

November 27, 2021

Machinery Focus: Clearing a maize crop grown ‘plastic free’

Machinery Focus: Clearing a maize crop grown ‘plastic free’

It was the desire to get away from planting under plastic that led Pat Kinsella to take a long hard...

October 30, 2021

Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being...

July 24, 2021

The tractor MF probably wants to forget

The tractor MF probably wants to forget

There is a tractor in Massey Ferguson’s distant past that probably sears the company’s collective conscience, the major reason being...

July 23, 2021