Machinery News JUNE 2018 www.irishfarmersmonthly.com Grass & Muck machinery extravaganza Close to 12,000 farmers and contractors attended the recent Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association's Grass & Muck 2018 event, which took place at Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary. All the big players in the machinery manufacturing game were represented at what is now considered the go-to-show for live demonstrations of grass, dung and slurry. Irish Farmers Monthly machinery correspondent, Noel Dunne, presents a roundup of some of the exhibitors at the show Highlights at a glance • • • • Claas launched the new Torian 1511 articulated loading shovel New Holland unveiled the FR920 forage cruiser Pöttinger launched its ‘Impress’ range of balers Kuhn Centre Ireland teamed up with JCB to showcase the extensive mower and baler ranges • Farmec presented the SIP Air 300F cross-conveyor • McHale featured its new R62-72 twin-rotor rake along with its full line of wrappers, balers and mowers • Fendt’s Katana forager made its official Irish debut, attracting a lot of attention Same displayed a range of Stockman tractors. Farmhand brought its biggest range yet of Krone grass equipment to Grass & Muck and finished the day with a big demo extravaganza. 58 Seán Byrne, Case sales manager in Ireland, with the Case Maxxum and the Case RB combi baler on the Case demo plot. The all-new Landini H made its first appearance in Ireland aimed at the dairy livestock market.