Got a hint that maybe Irish crop farming has a different model than the U.S., or maybe it's just my imagination.
In the U.S. I imagine that farmers own and rent land, but own equipment.
In Ireland, I'm not sure about the land, and think maybe they do more rental of heavy equipment and/or hire custom harvesters than in the U.S.
My pictures may be distorted because I'm thinking more of MW corn/soybean than of Great Plains wheat harvesting.