After a brief look at the tedding with McCormick and New Holland, we see the raking with their brand new Claas 2-rotor and Case 90 2wd, and then to the lifting. Claas Jaguar 75 with McCormick 135 and initially, just one tractor/trailer. When the tedding is done there is more - another set is sufficient in this field next to the steading. Neighbours are helping, again. There are six tractors working today.
Silage 2011 - Whole Crop Wheat (4). DanYRheol Team.
Geraint finishes off the first field and is off to the next (but that's the next video in this series). Chuckles gets a nearly full load for the steep hill to the farm, and we get a brief glimpse of the JCB on the pit. John Deere 7850 forager with New Holland TM150 and Rob on the John Deere 6520 (I think).
Silage 2011 - Fourth Cut, Two Rakes.
A very decent fourth cut brings out DanYRheol and the team. Two Claas rakes are a-raking and we see some of the trailer gang carting, as well. All day job, this. New Holland tractors.
Silage 2011 - with Phil. Beynon - On the Pit.
First we see the pit work as the JCB on order hasn't arrived so a buckrake on the front of the New Holland has to do - and do very well, it seems. Trailers come in from a fair distance away - gets nearer later on.
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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 22ton Volvo L110F loader he currently runs.
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some clips may vary on actual dvd
Silage 2011 - Baling in the Evening.
Jones Contractors from Nantgaredig, Carmarthen feature in this one. Tidy set-up working after tea in the upper Towy Valley. David Jones in the driving seat.
Saw this field being tedded with a MF 290 in the afternoon so returned later. The tedding - yes, I did get that, but you'll have to wait!!
Silage 2011 Claas Rollant (HD)
Julian Mousley team in action again, Steve the Valtra this time. His 191 certainly can handle this job and the Claas is making mincemeat out of these thin rows, anyway. Not a thick crop? No - it's an organic one. Very nice sward, though!
Silage 2011 - Lifting with Claas Jaguar 75
Remember sunshine? Dry fields? Grass you could sit down on? Here it is - some more from your favourite Claas. New field started, nice view all round from the top of the field and sun the right side! McCormick 135 on the Claas.
Silage 2011 - Raking, Lifting and Pitwork.
Some more of the Claas Jaguar 75 hard at work with the McCormick 135. Plus some pitwork with a nice New Holland T90 which just gets under the roof! Old fashioned way of sorting the pit which I remember from my youth, though the buckrakes weren't push-off types.