McHale to launch Pro Glide mowers and Orbital bale wrapper in Australia

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Martin McHale at PFG Australia McHale co-founder Martin McHale (left) with PFG Australia Grass & Cultivation Division general manager Graeme Leigh. Martin McHale at PFG Australia
McHale Pro Glide mower range The McHale Pro Glide range of mowers features a range of new advancements to ensure better ground following ability and quicker reaction times. McHale Pro Glide mower range
McHale Orbital bale wrapper The Orbital round bale wrapper’s design is based on McHale’s proven Fusion 3 baler wrapper technology which uses a vertical wrapping ring for high speed wrapping. McHale Orbital bale wrapper

Following their release at last year’s Agritechnica trade fair, Irish farm equipment company McHale’s new Pro Glide mower range and Orbital high speed round bale wrapper are bound for Aussie shores.

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The announcement was made recently by McHale co-founder and sales director Martin McHale at a dealer conference held at distributor PFG Australia’s premise.

According to McHale, both new product line-ups were very well received by the public when they made their debut at the Agritechnica trade fair last November.

The McHale Pro Glide range of mowers consists of the F3100 front mower, the R3100 rear mower and the B9000 combination mowers.

A number of novelty features have been added to the range to ensure better ground following ability and quicker reaction times.

This includes a unique patented ground adaption technology which delivers three-dimensional ground contour tracking.

The Orbital round bale wrapper’s design is based on McHale’s proven Fusion 3 baler wrapper technology which uses a vertical wrapping ring for high speed wrapping.

The vertical wrapping ring on the Orbital is fitted with two 750mm dispensers, which McHale says take approximately 20 seconds to apply four layers of film and 30 seconds to apply six layers of film using both dispensers.

Following rigorous testing in Ireland, PFG Australia hopes to gradually introduce the new products into the Australian market to ensure they are well suited to local conditions.

Martin McHale recently paid a visit to Australia to speak with customers, dealers and PFG Australia about the company’s current products and future releases.

He says he envisions a bright future ahead for Australian farming and is committed to helping Australia’s agricultural industry grow stronger.

"The way Australian products are rated by the rest of the world is fantastic.  I’ve just come from Japan and Korea and it’s obvious in supermarkets there that Australian beef, for example, is very highly regarded," he says.

"For ongoing success, whether it’s beef or balers, we improve efficiency whilst maintaining the quality and integrity of the products.

"If a machine is performing well, if it is simple and strong, efficient and reliable, people will want it.  If McHale continues to supply good products that suit the market, at a fair price, our market share will continue to grow."

McHale is the brainchild of two brothers, Martin and Padraic McHale who both grew the company from a small machinery dealership in the 1990s to becoming one of Europe’s major hay equipment suppliers today.

In 2002, McHale’s Fusion baler wrapper was released to great success.

"We sold the first ten Fusions to local contractors in Ireland and from that day, we’ve never been able to catch up with market demand," McHale says.

He adds while competitors like John Deere and Vicon were also building integrated baler wrappers at the time, none of their machines could match the McHale Fusion’s streamlined performance.

"Farmers and contractors seem to like our machines," he says.

"We use top quality heavy-duty components with far higher specs than our competitors use.  They are built for a long life and plenty of hard work. "

McHale went on to release its fixed chamber balers in 2005 and the V660 variable chamber round balers in 2010.  Next came the Fusion Vario, and more recently the Fusion 3 Plus. 

Today, McHale’s machinery can be seen working in over 50 countries around the world.

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