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APRIL 2018
Machinery News
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01/03/2017 12:17
Kverneland donates
equipment to IT Tralee
Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association
(FTMTA) member fi rm, Kverneland Group
Ireland Ltd, has recently donated Isobus training
equipment to Institute of Technology Tralee.
The institute is an affi liate member of FTMTA
and is the centre of agricultural engineering and
mechanisation education in Ireland. In recent
years, FTMTA and IT Tralee have collaborated
on the development of
the Bachelor of Science
(Agricultural Mechanisation)
course to deliver the high
standard of training required
by those intending to pursue a
career with the farm machinery
industry as agricultural service
technicians.
The fi rst cohort of students
to enter the course are now in
their third and fi nal year and
are on work placement with
farm machinery businesses.
The acquisition of modern
equipment such as the Isobus
trainer is vital to allow the
college to deliver the training
required in a range of fast-
developing technologies.
FTMTA Farm
Machinery Show
2019 dates
The FTMTA Farm Machinery
Show 2019 will be held at
Punchestown Event Centre
over three days from Thursday,
February 7, to Saturday,
February 9, 2019.
The exhibitor application
packs for the show will be
issued during August and will
be sent to all exhibitors at last
year's FTMTA Farm Machinery
Show and at this year's FTMTA
Grass & Muck. Any other fi rms
interested in exhibiting at next
year's show should register
their interest in advance by
contacting FTMTA.
Chris O'Donoghue,
lecturer at IT Tralee;
Philip English, managing
director of Kverneland
Group Ireland; Fergal
O'Sullivan, lecturer at IT
Tralee; Dr Patrick Carney,
head of Department of
Technology, Engineering
and Maths at IT Tralee;
and Leonard Hovenden,
sales support and
product specialist
with Kverneland Group
Ireland Ltd.