- Two machines that have featured prominently in recent years are the Komatsu WA compact wheel loader range, with front bucket and interchangeable fork attachments, and the farm-specified Merlo TurboFarmer telescopic forklifts, both of which have undergone recent upgrades
With silage saved and livestock soon to be brought indoors, farmers will be focusing their attention on feeding, silage handling and yard-keeping duties.
Distributed by Birdhill and Rathcoole-based McHale Plant Sales, latest ‘Dash 8’ versions of the Komatsu WA 70, 80 and 100 wheel loaders come specified for agricultural use with high payload and tipping capacity, equipping them to handle silage and other loose feed products.
Merlo TurboFarmer units come with hydraulically-powered stabilisers for increased stability when high-stacking bales, wrapped silage and bagged feed products.
According to General Manager, Denis McGrath, “both units, fully adapted and specified for agricultural use, were originally bred for the demanding conditions of the construction sector”.