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FTMTA News March 30th


Lyons & Burton Open Days

FTMTA member, and recently appointed New Holland dealer, Lyons & Burton Ltd. will be holding a New Holland launch at their premises near Kilcock, Co. Kildare on Thursday and. Friday, April 4th and 5th. The event will run from 2pm each day with special offers available on both days. All are welcome.


Samco Agricultural Manufacturing Ltd. was admitted to membership of the FTMTA at the March meeting of the Executive Council of the Association. Samco is based in Adare, Co. Limerick and was founded by Samuel Shine in 1997. The firm is a long time exhibitor at the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show and the Association is pleased to welcome them as a member.

The Samco System, is “an ingenious system with three machines integrated into one”. The machine sows maize seed, sprays the ground with a pre-emergence herbicide and covers the embedded seed with a degradable film. The film is proven to increase temperature which ensures rapid plant growth throughout the season and also protects the young plant from early frost.

Samco is not only a machine manufacturer; the firm also manufactures the degradable film for their system.

The firm has received national and international media coverage over recent years and has signed an agreement with Dupont Pioneer in China for the supply of Samco machines and film for the Chinese market. An agreement was also signed during 2012 with Cavac, a large Co-Op in Brittany, to supply Samco machines and film to customers in the Vonde region.

Samco has now produced its 500th Samco Maize Drill and Film Layer and is delighted to have been recently awarded “Best Exporter of the Mid-West Region” by Limerick Chamber of Commerce.

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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