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FTMTA News 1st June 2013



The 2013 annual general meeting of the Association will take place at 4pm on Thursday, July 18th at the FTMTA offices near Naas. Members will receive further details, including the agenda and associated material, in relation to the meeting in due course. Nomination forms for elections to the Executive Council of the Association will also be sent to all members in the coming weeks.

IFM Oil Monitoring Service

FTMTA member Industrial and Farm Machinery Ltd. (IFM) are offering conditioning oil monitoring for all their customers.  IFM recognise that taking care of machines can inevitably reduce downtime and help running of the machine in the most economical manner.

In conjunction with Tel Laboratories in Carlow, IFM will provide invaluable technical analysis on the condition of your oil.  This can identify potential problems before they cause serious damage to your machinery.  It can spot issues such as dirty fuel and coolant contamination before they lead to breakdowns.

Advantages of using the oil conditioning system:

  • Checks oil conditions
  • Extends oil change intervals
  • Gives extended warranties
  • Identifies defective operating conditions
  • Increases machine availability
  • Helps schedule maintenance

By taking a few minutes to obtain a small sample of your oil in a clear 60 ml sample bottle you can get your sample analysed using the most advanced technology available.  The results will be analysed by experienced diagnosticians and results can be sent to you.  For further details please contact Industrial and Farm Machinery Ltd. Mullin’s Cross, Dunleer, Co. Louth on 042-9372294.

Ireland’s Farm Machinery Families
Having successfully launched his book, Ireland’s Farm Machinery Families 1950 – 2012, at the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show in February, Sean Finnegan advises that there are only a limited number of copies remaining of what is an absorbing read. Sean can be contact at Sean O’Carroll Street, Ardee, Co Louth or by telephone on 087 2562023. The book costs €50 plus delivery charge of €5 with orders of 5 copies or more not incurring a delivery charge. Cheques should be made out to S F Agri Ltd.

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

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