FTMTA News 19th April 2018

FTMTA Grass & Muck is only a month away!!

The site is coming together nicely for next month’s event, May 17th. We would like to thank Gurteen College for their efforts in keeping the site in great shape during the recent spell of poor weather. The grass and overall conditions look great.

Don’t forget to buy your discounted online tickets at http://www.ckstickets.ie/events/grass-and-muck-2018

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 12th March 2018

They’re here!!

Tickets are now available for this year’s FTMTA Grass & Muck. Discounted tickets are available online until May 11th. Get yours now here: http://www.ckstickets.ie/events/grass-and-muck-2018

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

 

 

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FTMTA News 7th March 2018

Additional FTMTA Grass & Muck Stands

As advised recently, all the working grass machinery demonstration plots for this year’s FTMTA Grass & Muck event to be held at Gurteen College near Birr on Thursday, May 17th, have now been fully booked. Demand for static stand exhibition space in the trade village area has also been very strong and all the original stand position have now been sold.

 

It has proved possible in recent days to alter the layout slightly to make some additional static stand space available. There are only a very limited number of these additional stands available and all those interested in exhibiting at the event are encouraged to submit their completed application forms as soon as possible. There will be no further stand possibilities after these stands are sold. The exhibitor application pack for non members of FTMTA can be downloaded from the FTMTA website at www.ftmta.ie . Application packs for FTMTA member firms and further details can be obtained by contacting the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at admin@ftmta.ie .

This year’s FTMTA Grass & Muck event will be the largest ever and will be the flagship event for the Irish farm machinery industry during 2018. Some 11,500 visitors attended the 2016 event and the organisers hope to see that figure exceeded this year. On line tickets will go on sale via a link on the FTMTA website in the coming weeks and will be available at a discount to the price on the day until Friday, May 11th.

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 22nd February 2018

Machinery arrives for FTMTA Auction

Machinery has been arriving from FTMTA members across the country to Punchestown Event Centre all week for the FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction to be held at Punchestown on this Saturday, February 24th.  Details and photographs of many lots representing a wide variety of farm machinery as well as a wide assortment of parts can be viewed through the Plant & Machinery section on the Wilsons Auctions website at www.wilsonsauctions.com with more still to be added.

Viewing will be open at Punchestown on, Friday, February 23rd, from 10am to 4pm and from 9am on the morning of the auction with the sale commencing at 11am. Bidding will be possible, by registered bidders only, in person, online or through a pre bid service.

Finance Ireland Leasing are interested in working with potential purchasers to provide finance for qualifying machines which they may be considering purchasing at the auction. Finance Ireland Leasing personnel will be present on the preview and auction days to speak with interested parties in advance of the sale. For further information in relation to the Finance Ireland Leasing proposition please contact Sean O’Meara on 086 3820762 at seanomeara@financeireland.ie .

Further information on the FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction is available from the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at info@ftmta.ie .

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 12th February 2018

FTMTA Auction on Feb 24th

Preparations continue for the FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction to be held at Punchestown on Saturday, February 24th, with more lots being entered by FTMTA member firms on a daily basis. Details and photographs of lots representing a wide variety of categories of farm machinery can be viewed through the Plant & Machinery section on the Wilsons Auctions website at www.wilsonsauctions.com with many more to be added.

Viewing will be open at Punchestown on the day before the auction, Friday, February 23rd, from 10am to 4pm and from 9am on the morning of the auction with the sale commencing at 11am. Bidding will be possible, by registered bidders only, in person, online or through a pre bid service.

Finance Ireland Leasing are interested in working with potential purchasers to provide finance for qualifying machines which they may be considering purchasing at the auction. Finance Ireland Leasing personnel will be present on the preview and auction days to speak with interested parties in advance of the sale. For further information in relation to the Finance Ireland Leasing proposition please contact Sean O’Meara on 086 3820762 at seanomeara@financeireland.ie .

The FTMTA auction concept has been introduced to provide another channel for member firms to utilise in marketing their surplus stock and also provides a valuable role as an indicator of market values for certain items of machinery.

Further information on the FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction is available from the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at info@ftmta.ie .

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 12th February 2018

Last Remaining FTMTA Grass & Muck Stands

As advised recently, all the working grass machinery demonstration plots for this year’s FTMTA Grass & Muck event to be held at Gurteen College near Birr on Thursday, May 17th, are now fully booked. Demand for static stand exhibition space in the trade village area has also been very strong and there are only a very limited number of stands remaining. FTMTA are encouraging all those interested in exhibiting at the event to submit their completed application forms as soon as possible. The exhibitor application pack for non members of FTMTA can be downloaded from the FTMTA website at www.ftmta.ie . Application packs for FTMTA member firms and further details can be obtained by contacting the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at admin@ftmta.ie .

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

 

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FTMTA News 10th January 2018

FTMTA Announces Partnership With Wilsons Auctions

The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has announced that the Association will partner with Wilsons Auctions on the upcoming second FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction to take place at Punchestown Event Centre near Naas on Saturday, February 24th.

Making the announcement, Gary Ryan, FTMTA CEO, stated that “the Association are pleased to partner with a firm of the scale, history and reputation of Wilsons Auctions in further developing our FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction. The purpose for FTMTA in introducing this new member service during 2017 was to provide an additional sales channel for our members and it is important that we are aligned with an auctioneer who can support that aim to the best possible extent.”

Commenting on the appointment of Wilsons Auctions as the auctioneers for the FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction, Ricky Wilson, Company Director & Head of Irish Operations, said “Wilsons Auctions have 82 years’ experience auctioning tractors, agricultural machinery and plant. Our company was founded on auctioneering for the farming community so naturally we are delighted to have been entrusted by the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association to be the auctioneers at the Punchestown event on Saturday 24th February. With eight Plant and Machinery auctions each month in our branches throughout Ireland and the UK, Wilsons Auctions have the expertise required to deliver a successful agricultural machinery auction event at Punchestown and we are looking forward to developing further our relationship with FTMTA”

As before, the auction will facilitate the sales of lots coming from FTMTA member firms only; lots from other sources will not be considered. The auction will accept lots from all FTMTA member firms including retail dealers, manufacturers and distributors and will be unreserved in nature meaning that all lots will sell on the day.

Viewing will be open at Punchestown, which has proved to be a highly suitable venue for such an event, on the day prior to the auction, Friday, February 23rd. Full details, including photographs, of most lots will be available online through the Plant & Machinery section on the Wilsons Auctions website at www.wilsonsauctions.com in advance of the auction. Bidding will be possible onsite, online or through a pre bid service.

Further information is available from the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at info@ftmta.ie .

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 28th December 2017

New Members for FTMTA

The December meeting of the FTMTA Executive Council was pleased to admit a number of  additional firms to the membership of the Association.

Merlo UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Merlo Group, a family owned manufacturer of a range of telehandlers, attachments, ROTO handlers and forestry tractors. The parent company was founded by the Merlo family in 1964 and now employs 1,200 people worldwide. The UK company is based in Raingwood in Hampshire and the website can be found at www.merlo.com .

Zero Grazer is based at Dromone, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. The business, led by Niall O’Reilly, is the pioneer of the zero grazing concept in Ireland and produces a range of  Zero Grazer machines of different sizes and specifications. Zero Grazer can be contacted on 044 9666919 or by email at info@zerograzing.ie and the website can be found at www.zerograzer.ie .

Ardagh Agri Services Ltd. is a retail farm machinery dealer based in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The business is led by, Managing Director, David Breslin and is a dealer for a range of brands including Tanco, Lely, Kverneland, McConnell, Abbey Machinery, McHale and Quicke among others. Ardagh Agri Services can be contacted on 096 72803 or by email at david@ardaghservices.com and the website can be found at www.ardaghservices.com .

O’Brien Tractors is based in Bunnanadden, Co. Sligo and is a main dealer for New Holland tractors and construction equipment. Adrian O’Brien established the business in 1999 and was subsequently appointed as a New Holland dealer in 2011. The business can be contacted by phone on 071 9183507 or by email at sales@obrienstractors.com and the website can be found at www.obriensractors.com .

The addition of these four firms rounded off an exceptional level of new members joining the Association during 2017. The  Executive Council of the Association believes that growing the membership of FTMTA through the ongoing recruitment of additional members greatly strengthens the Association in promoting and supporting a professional and viable farm machinery industry to the advantage of the trade and its customers. The development of the membership base to be more widely representative of all aspects of the sector (including retail dealers, Irish manufacturers and international manufacturers as seen during December) has been a priority for the Association in recent year and will continue to be so.

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 30th November 2017

FTMTA Announce Second Auction

The FTMTA Executive Council has agreed that the Association will hold a second FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction in early spring. The auction will take place at Punchestown Event Centre on Saturday, February 24th and follows on from the first such event held at the end of September when lots attracting a hammer price of nearly €1.2 million were sold.

As before the auction will facilitate the sales of lots coming from FTMTA member firms only; lots from other sources will not be considered. The auction will accept lots from all FTMTA member firms including retail dealers, manufacturers and distributors. The first such auction attracted a high degree of interest from potential purchasers both at home and abroad with some 2,500 people attending on the sale day and it is hoped to build further on this.

Viewing will be open at Punchestown, which has proved to be a highly suitable venue for such an event, on the day prior to the auction, Friday, February 23rd. Full details, including photographs, of most lots will be available online in advance of the auction. Bidding will be possible onsite, online or through a pre bid service.

Further information is available from the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at info@ftmta.ie.

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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FTMTA News 29th November 2017

FTMTA Grass & Muck 2018 Closing Date

The closing date for FTMTA Grass & Muck, to be held at                                                  Gurteen College on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 is on Friday, January 26th. Application packs have been issued by email to all those firms who had registered an interest in advance as well as to all exhibitors as this year’s FTMTA Farm Machinery Show and FTMTA Grass & Muck 2016.
The exhibitor application pack for non members of FTMTA can now be downloaded from the FTMTA website at www.ftmta.ie . Further details can be obtained by contacting the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at admin@ftmta.ie .

 

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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