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FTMTA News 3rd November 2016

New FTMTA Officers Elected The October meeting of the FTMTA Executive Council elected a new President and Vice President of the Association to take office from January 1st, 2017. The new FTMTA President will be Mr. Graham McHugh of McHugh … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 23rd September 2016

FTMTA AGM In his address to the recent annual general meeting of the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association, the FTMTA President, Mr, Donal Fitzpatrick of, Monasterevin dealership, J. H. Fitzpatrick Ltd. stated that while “sales of new tractors are … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 3rd August 2016

FTMTA Becomes an Agri Aware Patron The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association has recently become a patron of Agri Aware, the Irish agri-food educational body. Founded in 1996 as an independent body to provide the general public with information … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 1st July 2016

Registration of Imports It is a requirement when registering a used, imported tractor or other self propelled machine in Ireland that evidence of the prior registration in another country must be produced. The most common example of this is when … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 30th June 2016

Machinery Industry and “Brexit” FTMTA believes that it is too early to say what the impact of the UK exiting the EU will be for the Irish machinery sector, or indeed any other sector, in the long term. Much will … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 8th June 2016

Farm Machinery Safety As silage gathers pace, FTMTA reiterates calls made by it over the years for those involved in working with agricultural machinery to be conscious of, and proactive in relation to, the safety of themselves and others. The … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 12th January 2016

Management Changes At Farmhand LTD Stepping down after 40 years at the helm of the company his father founded in 1962, John Scrivener says “I am delighted to announce the appointment of my son Paul as MD of the company. … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 7th January 2016

Revised Standards for Agricultural Vehicles The revised vehicle standards published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) during 2014 in relation to agricultural vehicles and impacting on a number of key road safety areas including Braking, Lighting & Visibility, Weights Dimensions … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 23th December 2015

Season’s Greetings The FTMTA President, Donal Fitzpatrick, the FTMTA Executive Council and Chief Executive, Gary Ryan, extend their best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to member firms, their staff and customers. Be a part of a stronger farm … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 23th December 2015

FTMTA Year in Review The farm machinery year started in an upbeat mood with the largest ever FTMTA Farm Machinery Show held at Punchestown during early February and visited by a record attendance of 18,750 people in total with a … Continue reading

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