In this the first edition of Contractor Profiles we visit two large contracting fleets, Ronnie Lenihan in Cork and Eddie Walsh in Kerry.
Ronnie and sons run an impressive fleet of customised John Deere tractors from their base near Mallow. We catch up with them in full flight at first cut silage and get their opinion on the machines they run including the pre-production Krone Big M 420, one of only 2 working in Ireland for the 2011 season.
Next we head to the Kingdom and catch up with Eddie Walsh, a man with over 30 years experience contracting throughout North Kerry. Running a fleet of 200hp Same tractors he recalls machines he has owned from a Ford 7600 pulling a Kidd double chop in the 70’s upto the massive 22 ton Volvo L110F loader he currently runs.
With something for all age groups Contractor Profiles is a must for anyone with a passion for agricultural machinery