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Pottinger Announce McCullagh Machinery as an Authorised Dealer

Pottinger Announce McCullagh Machinery as an Authorised Dealer

PÖTTINGER Ireland is delighted to announce the recent appointment of McCullagh Machinery of Bellanaleck, Co. Fermanagh as an authorised dealer for the full range of PÖTTINGER products, both Grassland & Tillage, sales, service and spare parts.

From its main depot in Bellanaleck near Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh, McCullagh Machinery will be responsible for a large area of counties surrounding its base.

With matching values to PÖTTINGER Ireland, McCullagh Machinery are well known for their attention to detail and quality sales and aftersales, hence making it the perfect match for both companies.

Diarmuid Claridge, PÖTTINGER Ireland Managing Director commented: “This is an exciting new development for PÖTTINGER Ireland and a massive addition of strength to our already strong and growing dealer network in Ireland.

“Lloyd and his team at McCullagh Machinery are passionate about quality in every aspect of the business, from the initial enquiry right down to the delivery and aftersales call outs, customers receive a high-class professional care and support service.

“With newly launched products like the IMPRESS baler range, the Novacat Cross flow auger grouper mowers and the Aerosem seed drill combination, McCullagh Machinery will be out in force this coming spring and summer to demonstrate and prove to its tillage and grassland customers the quality of build and performance they can receive from PÖTTINGER machines.”

Lloyd McCullagh, Managing Director McCullagh Machinery said: “Adding PÖTTINGER to our product portfolio allows us to offer our customers a range of new products at the quality level they would expect from us. The level of innovation and technology offered by PÖTTINGER is unparalleled. We are very excited by the opportunities this partnership offers.”

McCullagh Machinery was established in 1990 by Lloyd McCullagh, over 30 years the business has grown organically on the back of a reputation for quality and attention to detail.

Every machine sold by McCullagh Machinery leaves the premises with a full warranty. This uncompromising level of customer service has built a strong and loyal customer base across the island of Ireland, and beyond.

Be Safe This Slurry Season

With the closed period for slurry spreading coming to an end across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the month of January it is a good time to remember the dangers of slurry and take precautions to remain safe.

Poisonous Gases

Mixing slurry has the potential to be the most dangerous of all activities on the farm. Slurry gas is released very quickly and in large quantities as soon as mixing begins. The gas produced is a mixture of a number of gases, the most deadly of which is hydrogen sulphide. Even at low levels hydrogen sulphide can affect your sense of smell so you will not even know that the gas is present. As levels increase you can become confused and have breathing difficulties and above a certain level just one breath of the gas can kill.

The first 30 minutes are the critical period, all sheds should be vacated immediately once mixing starts and remain empty for a least 30 minutes. Planning is key to safety and it is important to consider all of the dangers and potential for accidents. Cover all openings and keep children and animals as far away as possible. Also remember that the 30 minute rule applies when mixing begins and every time you move the pump or change the direction of mixing.

Follow The Slurry Mixing Code

Always

  • Keep children away from the area at all times when working with slurry
  • If possible, mix on a windy day
  • Open all doors
  • Take all animals out of the building before starting to mix slurry
  • Use outside mixing points first
  • If slats are removed, cover exposed areas of the tank beside the pump/mixer to stop anything falling in
  • Start the pump/mixer – then get out and stay out of the building for as long as possible – at least 30 minutes
  • Any time you have to go into the building try to make sure that another adult knows what you are doing and can get help if necessary
  • If you have to re-enter to move the pump or change the direction of the pump, leave the building as soon as this is done – do not go back in for as long as possible – at least another 30 minutes

Never

  • Rely on filter type facemasks
  • Use gas monitors as a substitute for working safely
  • Have naked flames near slurry, as slurry gas mixture is flammable
  • Stand close to the exhaust of a vacuum tanker when it is being filled

 

If you find someone has been overcome during slurry mixing, if possible, stop the pump and get the person to fresh air but do not put yourself at risk in the process. If breathing is weak or stopped, artificial respiration may be effective. Contact the emergency services and seek immediate medical attention.

We value all of our customers here at McCullagh Machinery and hope that this information is useful to you. Please stay safe. To view our range of slurry equipment click  HERE

Keeping Safe During the Storms

Following the recent stormy weather HSENI has issues advice for farmers and outdoor workers to follow if they are planning to be working during or immediately after a spell of stormy weather. As with all works carried out on the farm it is essential that it is completed with safety in mind.

The main hazards are falls from height, flying debris and falling objects. An assessment of the effects of storm conditions on the workplace is required to identify hazards and take the necessary precautions.

Necessary Precautions

The following areas require specific attention:

  • extreme care must be taken when working with wind fallen / damaged trees, they may be unstable with the risk of crushing for people involved in cutting and removing them.
  • avoid all work at height, do not consider going on any roof or near exposed edges, winds in excess of 23mph (Force 5) will affect a person’s balance and increase the chance of falls.
  • stop work in places with a risk of falling objects or collapse of temporary structures, partially built structures, unsupported gable peaks etc.
  • remove or secure loose materials which may be blown and become a hazard.
  • access onto fragile roofs (corrugated iron, asbestos, PVC skylights etc.) damaged during the storm should only be undertaken with appropriate equipment to prevent falls through the roof.
  • if electrical power lines have been blown down or if there are any exposed electrical conductors, these must not be approached and NIE should be contacted on 03457 643643.
  • check scaffolding is secured and adequately tied and if required provide additional ties or supports, following the storm the scaffolding needs to be inspected by a competent person before being brought back into use.
  • cranes should be inspected for damage prior to being brought back into service in accordance with the manufacturer’s manual.
  • cranes should be placed in a safe out of service condition, in particular Luffing jib cranes must be in free slew with the jib at a safe out of service radius, the manufacturer’s manual should be consulted for advice on taking the crane out of service in high winds.
  • after the storm excavations and partially completed structures should be inspected for strength and stability.

While it is not possible to detail every work-related activity requiring attention as a result of storm damage, it is essential that employers should take account of the storm and the impact it may have had on work activities.

There may be significant damage following the storm, therefore it is essential that all clean up and repair works are both suitably assessed and carried out by competent persons.

In general, it is not possible to detail every work related activity, but all employers should assess their work activities and take appropriate precautions.

For further information please see HSENI’s website or contact the HSENI helpline on 0800 0320 121.

Take a look at what’s coming soon to McCullagh Machinery

Coming into the autumn season we have been busy buying more premium quality stock across all of our ranges, as ever we have sourced the best machinery we can find. They are all working their way through our workshop at the moment and we will only put these machines up for sale once they have been checked and passed to our uniquely high standards. That’s not to say that we can’t give you a sneak preview of what is coming!

Wide range available

We have a wide variety of tractors from John Deere, Massey Ferguson and New Holland along with sowers, rakes, slurry tankers and much more for the farm. For the construction site we have handlers from Manitou, Kubota diggers and a Mustang Skid-steers. A number of Livestock trailers from Bateson, Ifor Williams and Nugent, and hedgecutters from McConnel and Bomford. check out the lists below to see if there is anything that you might be interested in. It goes without saying that they will exceed your expectations once they’re ready.

Quality can’t be rushed

While it is in our best interest to get these machines on the forecourt and website as soon as possible, it wouldn’t do us any good to rush. Our reputation is built upon providing machines that are prepared to highest standards. We will make sure that every aspect of each machine has been tested, and tested again so that we can sell them with full warranty. Only by us going through this process can you be sure that you have bought a machine that will work for you the way you want it to, from day one.

Call us on 028 6634 8213 (UK) or 048 6634 8213 (ROI) for more information.

Going The Extra 4000 Miles

We are selling our machinery further afield with the help of our website, but it doesn’t matter if you are in Offaly or Ontario our commitment is the same. We will sell you the very best used machinery available on the market and you can trust us to deliver on our promises. Here is a note from a happy customer in Canada who recently purchased a Fendt 516 tractor after seeing it online.

We arranged for the tractor to be prepared for shipping to Canada and made a few adjustments as requested by the customer before we sent it on its way. Following it’s 11 day 3250 mile sea trip to Halifax Nova Scotia via Liverpool and then a lengthy road journey of 1100 miles from Halifax to Arthur, Ontario the tractor eventually arrived with its new owners, who I think it is fair to say were happy with their purchase.

All of us here at McCullagh Machinery wish David & Lynn many happy years of farming and thank them for their business.

We recently bought a used tractor from Lloyd McCullagh, advertised on the internet. We moved from England to Canada, in 2003 and still like the European tractors over the North American. Importing a tractor to Canada, involves a lot of cleaning, the tractor has to be spotless.
We bought the tractor, unseen, with only pictures from the internet and a description from Lloyd. We needed a few things changing on it, and Lloyd was very obliging, getting the work done. The tractor came through customs with no problem. When the tractor arrived, it was exactly as described.
This shows Lloyd and his staff are honest, trustworthy and pay attention to detail. We highly recommend Lloyd McCullagh.

David & Lynn Robertshaw

Open Day Tuesday 6th February 2018

McCullagh Machinery will be holding an open day at their premises in Bellanaleck on Tuesday 6th February from 2pm – 8pm. All are welcome to come along to the new look site which has seen a number of improvements over the winter.

New Viewing Area

The addition of a new 100ft covered viewing area allows customers to view machinery while being protected from the elements. The new area also provides space to stock a larger range of farm and plant machinery than ever before. Stocking everything from diggers to quad bikes McCullagh Machinery offer a comprehensive range of new & used stock of a quality that is second to none.

McCullagh machinery are dealers for a number of top brands in the plant and agricultural machinery market. They have invited along two of their brands who will be in attendance on the day, Strautmann & Rauch.

Strautmann & Rauch

Strautmann are a German engineering company who have been established for over 80 years and are renowned for their forage wagons. IAM who are the import agents for Strautmann in Ireland will have a sample of their range available to view on the day and members of their team will be on hand to answer questions and to offer expert advice.

Rauch, who manufacture and supply fertiliser spreaders are another German company who are close to celebrating 100 years in business. They will be attending and bringing along their full range of fertiliser spreaders, including the new generation of EMC TAMS Ready machines, these machines offer the latest technology allowing for optimal regulation of fertiliser dose onto each spreading disc. Adjusting every second ensuring efficient and effective spread. Members of the Rauch team will be attending to answer questions and demonstrate the spreaders on site.

There will be refreshments available throughout the day and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Massey’s Amass at McCullagh Machinery

On one of the last days of summer sun, we took a few pictures for the album, with such a stunning line up of used Massey Ferguson tractors in the yard we though it would be nice the capture them in a line up. As you can see from the sun’s glare on the bodywork these are no ordinary used machines – what else would you expect from us?

Ranging from 2009 to 2015 it would take a keen eye to pick out the elder tractor in this bunch, this is because of the lengths that we go to in sourcing the finest used tractors on the market. We scour the market for only the best machines available. It’s not easy, but we put in the hours and get the results. We hope you agree it’s worth it.

The lastest addition to the line-up is the 6495. A 2012 model with only 2850 hours. More detail are available here.

While it’s true that we love these machines we are also keen to find them all a new home! Click here to view our full range of tractors

Massey Ferguson 6000 series available at McCullagh Machinery

Have You Tried Our Bar Yet?

Our new website is coming up to 3 months old now and we are still adding new products to it on a daily basis, so keep an eye out for more stock and the latest news including previews of what is coming through the workshop. Thank you all for visiting the site, since its launch we have had nearly 10,000 visitors to the site viewing over 60,000 pages.

One of our favourite features is the new search bar that can be found on the home page (you can’t miss it). The search bar is very intuitive and easy to use, it can even guess what you are looking for and correct your spelling mistakes! Making it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Just begin typing the make, model, model number or a description of what you are looking for and you will be guided to the closet match. We hope this helps you to enjoy your experience when using the site.

From Bellanaleck to $100m Facebook Data Centre in Denmark

It was goodbye, or farvel as they say in Danish, to our John Deere 6105 this week as it made its way to Odense in Denmark. The tractor was purchased for use in the construction of Facebook’s latest European data centre. The site which is currently under construction is set to open in 2020 and will be one of the most advanced, energy efficient data centres in the world. Facebook already have data-centres in Sweden and Clonee, just outside Dublin making this the third in Europe and the eighth worldwide.

Architects image of the completed centre in Odense, Denmark

When completed at a cost of $100m the Odense site is set to be powered exclusively by renewable energy, and will cover 120 acres, boasting over 56,000 sq metres of floor space.  It is thought that the location will allow data-servers to be naturally cooled rather than using environmentally damaging air-conditioning systems, one of the reasons for choosing this location.

Machines that can be trusted

This is not the first time McCullagh Machinery have supplied equipment for a Facebook construction project, after sending another John Deere along with other heavy equipment to the Clonee site on the outskirts of Dublin earlier in the year. It is a compliment to our business to know that we are trusted to be involved in these hugely advanced and prestigious construction projects.

According to Lloyd McCullagh our Managing Director it is testimony to the quality of machines he sells. “We have built a reputation based on selling the best quality used machines money can buy. Nobody takes as much care or pays as much attention to detail than we do when preparing our machines. Our customers understand that buying from McCullagh Machinery means you are buying reliable equipment that you can trust, and you can rely on us to provide any back-up support required in the future. A construction project the size of this one in Denmark runs on tight deadlines and the contractors need equipment that they can rely on, they know that we can provide this.”

“Although expansion into continental Europe is not a priority for us as we are busy servicing our Irish and UK customers,  we are more than happy to send machines to customers anywhere in the world who appreciate the lengths that we go to in providing premium quality farm and plant machinery”.

Finance solutions available at McCullagh Machinery

We understand that a successful business relies heavily on investment in the latest tools and technology, we also understand that large capital expenditure is not always practical due to other financial pressures. Cash flow is key to the success of your business and being able to manage this is not always easy.  With this in mind, McCullagh Machinery are please to be able to offer a number of finance solutions to meet your needs.

We partner with DLL who are global specialists in commercial finance. They operate in more than 30 countries and 8 specialist sectors. They work with equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors offering tailored packages to suit all needs. DLL are a fully owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group who are a global leader in food and agriculture financing.

McCullagh Machinery can handle all the administration and paper-work on site so, in most cases, you can make all the arrangements in one visit. We will need to ask you a few simple questions and you will generally have a decision within 24 hours if not sooner, leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best.

Please note that at present we are only able to offer finance solutions to our customers based in Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

McCullagh Farm Machinery Ltd. Are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

McCullagh Machinery Deliver Far and Wide

For over 25 years McCullagh Machinery have been servicing the needs of the local community in Fermanagh and the surrounding counties with everything from a set of bearings to silage wagons.

You might be surprised to know that our reach goes well beyond the county-line. We supply and deliver heavy-plant and farm machinery throughout the island of Ireland and the UK and have been doing for many years, in fact County Cork is one of the most popular destinations for our machines.

The fact that Cork is the largest market in Ireland for agricultural machinery helps, but how did we build such a customer base in the farming heartlands of Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Mayo and Galway?  The quality of the machines that we sell have allowed this to happen, over the years our reputation has been built on the back of supplying premium quality machinery and backing it up with service that is second to none.

We are aware that a good reputation is difficult to earn and easy to lose which is why each machine that we sell, large or small, goes through the same vigourous quality control process. So much so that many of our return customers buy our machines without physically seeing them. They already know what to expect when they buy from us.

With the recent adddition of video’s and high quality images to our website you can get a real feel for our machines, and if you need anymore information we are only a phone call away.

If we have something that you want talk to us. We will get it to you!

Cavan Show 2017

McCullagh Machinery once again took part in the annual Cavan Farm Machinery Show on the 1st & 2nd of February.  The show was hosted in Cavan Equestrian Centre over 2 days following the success of last year’s extended run.

As ever it was a great opportunity for us to display some of our machines and to meet up with a number of customers and friends, it was great to see so many familiar faces.

A lot of work goes into the preparation of the show, the logistics of moving over 30 pieces of machinery and setting everything up requires a great deal of time and planning but it is well worth the effort.

This year we displayed a number of new machines from Lely, Hi-Spec, Ifor Williams, Tanco and Rocha. We alsobrought down a couple of used New Holland tractors that really stole the show. The feedback as ever was excellent with many people commenting on the  quality of the machines that we brought along with us.

It comes as no shock to our regular customers when they see the quality of our used machines, and we love the opportunity to show what we can do to potential new customers at a show like this. With over 7000 visitors coming through the doors we had lots of opportunity for this.

As much as we love seeing you at the show please remember that you can view our stock all year round at our premises in Bellanaleck, just outside Enniskillen. We are only 30 minutes from Cavan.

Hopefully we will see you all again in 2018.

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