Safety and Sustainability focus at Machinery Demonstrations

Machinery Demonstrations have long been an exciting feature at the AXA National Dairy Show, and this year will be no different! The show takes place in the hallowed halls of Milstreet’s Green Glens Arena on the 13th and 14th of October when the best of the best dairy exhibitors battle it out for top prizes. There is a great trade show taking place also, with anyone interested in machinery well covered for the day – tractors, diet feeders, milking equipment and much more will be on display for punters. As well as being able to visit the trade stands throughout the day to discuss their offering, visitors will be able to see some of the vehicles in action across the weekend as part of the live machinery demonstrations. Over the years the newest and most high tech machinery has been on show at Milstreet and the same will be found in the Green Glens this October.

With an increase in serious farm injuries in recent years safety is on everyone’s mind when it comes to operating machinery. In this vein Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV’s) made popular by the John Deere “Gator” UTV have become a more popular, safer, alternative to quad bikes on farms due to seatbelts and rollover protection from the cab structure. Farm Power Ltd, Andrew Hourigan Limited, Ryalls Farm & Industrial Equipment Ltd, O Neills Power Equipment Milltown and O’Connell Batteries Ltd will display their newest UTV models from a range of brands at Milstreet show and give visitors a chance to see how they work in the live demonstrations.  Look out for well known UTV’s ranges such as the John Deere Gators, Corvus and Polaris. With impending regulations on quad bikes this is a fantastic opportunity for farmers to scope out alternatives and see exactly what is on offer across Irish businesses – all under the one roof of the AXA National Dairy Show!

All sustainability conscious farmers will be pleased to hear that there are environmentally friendly options available when it comes to UTV’s too; O’Connell’s and O’Neills will display cutting edge electric UTV’s from Polaris over the weekend. The electric Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic fits two passengers and has a range of 80 miles in one charge. For the traditional petrol Rangers there is an even wider selection of models that can fit 2 to 6 passengers.

The demonstrations will take place in the early afternoon and evening on both Friday and Saturday – keep your eyes peeled for start times which will be posted around the AXA National Dairy Show Arena