Dept. Of Transport Agrees Full Re-Think On Tractor Testing

IFA today (Wed) secured a commitment from the Department of Transport that there will be full negotiation with the IFA and other key stakeholders ahead of the implementation of any aspects of a roadworthiness test for tractors.   Earlier this year, when IFA raised farmers’ concerns on the issue, Minister for Transport Shane Ross gave a clear commitment […]

Reversal Of Tractor Regulations Welcome – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has strongly welcomed the decision by the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, to revoke the implementation of new regulations that would have seriously restricted the ability of farmers to use tractors with a maximum design speed of up to and including 40km/hr. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Ross personally confirmed […]

New Restrictions On Farm Tractors Are Grossly Unfair And Out Of Touch – Mattie McGrath18-

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the farming community has been left stunned by the decision of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to implement new measures regulating the NCT rules for farm tractors. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed that the RSA will now force tractors with a capacity greater or equal to […]

Tipp Farm Dealer Chosen To Promote ‘Innovative’ Tractor Hitch

A ‘ball-and-spoon’ tractor hitch – a key safety feature of which is a mechanism to anchor a towed implement to the tractor in order to guard against upward movement or accidental decoupling when tipping or travelling – is currently being promoted by Tipperary farm machinery dealer, Clonmel Machinery Limited. Manufactured in Co. Meath by Dromone […]

Transport Is The Theme For Day Four Of Farm Safety Week

Tractors and moving vehicles have claimed the lives of 30 farm workers in the past five years according to the HSE Health & Safety in Agriculture Report October 2015, representing one of the biggest dangers on a farm. Day Four of the fourth annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland focuses on highlighting the issues surrounding […]