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AUGUST 2019
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Machinery
AUGUST 2019
Machinery
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The new tractor registration figures issued by the
Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association
(FTMTA) to cover the first half of the year,
despite a slight drop in June, record a 4 per cent
increase overall on the same period of 2018.
June saw 65 new tractors registered, 3 units less
than June of 2018, bringing the total for the first
six months of the year to 1,378 units; an increase
of 54 units on last year.
The three counties with the highest levels of registrations
so far this year continue to be Cork, Tipperary and
Wexford with 195, 140 and 96 units registered respectively
to the end of June. At the opposite end of the spectrum,
Leitrim is the only county where registrations remain
in single figures with 6 new tractors registered, the
same figure as at the half way point in 2018. The July
registration figures will be eagerly awaited as July has
become a very important month for tractors registrations,
as with cars, since the introduction of the split year
registration system in 2013. A good performance in
the current month could see the yearly level of new
registrations exceed the 2,000 threshold for the first
time since 2008. Telehandler registrations saw
a substantial increase in June with 34 units
registered, up from 23 in 2018. The total number
of such machines registered during the first six
months is up 41 per cent on 2018 at 319 units,
more than the 303 units registered in the full
year of 2017. Practically 50 a cent of the total
registrations thus far continue to be seen in three
counties with Meath, Cork and Wexford accounting
for 68, 51 and 40 units respectively. Registrations of
wheeled loaders are back somewhat on 2018 with a total
of 72 units registered at the end of June, down 6 units
year on year. Three machines were registered during June
as against 4 last year. That said, silage contractors may
have made the decision to concentrate their big ticket
purchasing power on self propelled foragers this year with
registrations of such machines at a record level for recent
years of 54 machines up from 35 units last year. Backhoe
loader registrations were up slightly during the first half
of the year at 41 units, a modest rise of 1 unit on 2018. Two
machines were registered during June which is the same
as last year.
1. SAFECUT
Tried & proven
in Ireland over many years, the
patented Krone system protects
the disc and complete driveline. On
impact, the roll pin shears and the
disc spins up and out of the way of
neighbouring discs. 10 minutes and
a 20c part gets you back working
and could save 000s in repairs.
2. ONE-PIECE MOWER BED CASING
Unlike most other mower beds,
the Krone features a one-piece
fully welded casing made of high
quality, heavy gauge steel for huge
strength and durability. The wedge
shape gives a clean cut, even in
lodged crops.
3. BIG GEARS, COOL RUNNING
The drive gears in the Krone mower
drive smaller spur gears on which
the discs are mounted. This means
cleaner cutting (the blades are
closer to the crop), much more oil
in the mower bed and the ability to
REVERSE THE DIRECTION OF
ANY DISC.
4. DUOGRIP SYSTEM
This system
suspends the
mower in its
centre of gravity
which applies
uniform ground
pressure and is
light on the tractor.
5. CONDITONER
Extremely
aggressive
conditioning thanks
to a 64cm HD
rotor, V-shaped
lockout tines at
600 or 900 RPM
and an adjustable
baffle plate.
Everybody Knows, Nothing Cuts Cleaner than a Krone
Contact Tom + 353 86 040 1232 | Tel: +353 1 812 9700
www.farmhand.ie
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