There was expected to be keen interest in a big clearout auction of tractors and machinery from Bord na Móna's Derrygreenagh site in Offaly over the weekend, but like so many other public events, the auction has understandably fallen foul of the Covid 19-crisis.
We all need a silver lining at the moment and in machinery circles, with so much spring planting still to do, there is one clear upside materialising. Sustained falls in the price of oil as a result of the row between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and plummeting world demand due to the Covid pandemic, are filtering through to pump prices.
It continues to be a hugely popular machine on many an Irish farm, charged with a plethora of duties ranging from feeding bales and digging drains. Now the JCB backhoe loader has racked up such numbers that it is difficult to argue against its legendary status - its 750,000th machine rolled off the production line last week.
While many toppers use flails or discs, there are still a few models knocking around where blades are tasked with the cutting. As you can see from the pictures, this is a small topper that features three blades working across a cutting width of six feet.
A few weeks ago, we ran a piece on the new tractors that are likely to sell well in Ireland during 2020. Afterwards, I had an email from a farmer lamenting the prices of new tractors and asking about advice for someone looking for a good quality used tractor that might not be as expensive.
Kuhn Farm Machinery launched a new range of large square balers at LAMMA 2020, showing off the SB Series with increased capacity and higher density baling. Machines include the SB 890 (80cm x 90cm bale size), the SB 1270X (120cm x 70cm), the SB 1290 (120cm x 90cm) and the extreme density SB 1290iD (120cm x 90cm).
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