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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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PHOTOS: Machinery stolen from Offaly bog

Gardaí in County Offaly are investigating the theft of Bord Na Móna machinery.

According to a statement from An Garda Síochána, the theft occurred in Kilclonfert Bog, County Offaly between March 6th and March 8th, 2021.

Bord na Móna machinery stolen

In a brief statement, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Laois Offaly, said:

“Tullamore Gardaí are currently investigating the theft of Bord Na Mona machinery from Kilclonfert Bog, County Offaly between the 6th and 8th March 2021.”

“If you know of their whereabouts or have any information regarding their movements, please contact Tullamore Garda Station on 0579327600.”

“We would also ask that if you see any machinery being moved from bog lands to contact your local Garda Station.” the spokesperson concluded.

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Doosan launches new transparent bucket system

In other machinery-related news, Doosan has launched what it believes is “the industry’s first” wheel loader ‘transparent bucket’ system.

The system allows the wheel loader driver to see blind spots in front of the bucket on the machine, using the monitor in the cab.

The system records images in front of the wheel loader with top and bottom front-loaded camera. It shows combined images on the cab monitor in real-time using a curved projection method.

Owing to blind spots caused by the buckets on wheel loaders, the area in front of the machines has been considered an area of major concern in terms of safety.

Furthermore, the driver can easily check the blind spots in front of the bucket via the cab monitor, to increase safety and prevent accidents.

The system can significantly improve work efficiency by providing a forward-view perspective for the driver during loading/unloading or when carrying materials such as aggregates, and soil.

Doosan Infracore claims that it is the first company in the world to develop and apply a front projection function with the transparent bucket for construction machines and has applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe, and China.

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