McHale expands product range

Rake Folded and Steering Axle
Rake Folded and Steering Axle

In 1983 Padraic and Martin McHale manufactured their first product a McHale block cutter. They then went on to develop a range of slurry pumps and subsequently designed their first bale wrapper in 1987.

Over the years, their McHale bale wrapper products took them around the world. By 1999 McHale products were working in 30 countries.

At the turn of the century McHale entered the baler market and became the first producer in Ireland and the UK. McHale baler development has always been innovative and now McHale Fusions, F5 Roller Balers and V6 Belt Balers have become the machine of choice around the world. McHale products now operate in over 55 countries around the world.

In 2015 McHale widened its grass line when it launched its ProGlide mower range. In Tullamore at the National Ploughing Championships McHale widened this grass line further with the launch of the McHale R62-72 Rake. Today McHale employs 270 people at its headquarters in Mayo and have just completed a major expansion which will lead to more jobs being created in 2018.

McHale R 62-72 Rake

Building on their comprehensive range of grass machinery, McHale introduced their R62-72 centre delivery rake at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore on September 19, 2017.

McHale rakes have been tested in the world’s most difficult conditions in order to deliver a machine which is efficient and reliable in all terrain.

James Heanue, Irish Sales Manager, explained: “We are an Irish company and do a lot of product testing here from which we get a lot of good feedback. This allows us to develop heavy duty products suitable for heavy Irish crops. We had a number of rakes out with customers over the last two seasons and the feedback has been excellent. Customers liked the heavy duty build quality and also the unique McHale features.”

The McHale R 62-72 rake is an ideal machine for those who want to get the best fodder by delivering an aerated swath. The rakes deliver an ideal swath for high output baling or harvesting.

The pivoting headstock of a McHale rake couples into the tractor linkage arms and controls the steering system.

On the McHale R 62-72 rake the drive line flows through a wide angle gearbox to the individual rotors. Each rotor on the McHale centre delivery rake picks the crop only once and places it in a loose aerated swath.

The rotors on the McHale centre delivery rake are suspended centrally and both rotors operate at equal ground pressures across the working width. The suspension system allows the rotors to follow all ground contours regardless of the terrain. McHale centre delivery rakes are powerful but gentle on the crop, delivering the perfect row.

The McHale R62-72 twin rotor centre delivery is equipped with a height adjustment indicator so tine height can be adjusted easily.

The tines on each tine arm guarantees the cleanest sweep delivering uncontaminated fodder into the row. The tine movement can be adjusted allowing the operator to adjust the cam angle which in turn adjusts when the tine releases the crop to cater for different crop conditions.

The McHale R62-72 twin-rotor centre delivery rake offers a number of different working widths from 6.2 to 7.2 meters. The variable working width is adjusted hydraulically by the telescoping arms from the tractor seat. The R62-72 can be used to combine multiple mower rows or to row up grass which is left on the flat.

For transport, the rotors are folded up and they move down into a locking position which delivers a transport height under four meters. As a result, tine arms do not need to be removed for transport.

The rake is designed to deliver a tight turning movement and high output. The low-maintenance steering system is effective in even the tightest turns.

Once at the field the crop deflector moves automatically into the working position as the rake is being folded down.

The axle and wheel configuration protects the swarth ensuring the cleanest possible crop is delivered into the swath. McHale rakes are specifically designed to deliver high headland clearance.

The McHale R62-72 is equipped as standard with 380/55 -17 wide tyres which give excellent stability on the road while minimising compaction in the field. The transport running gear is approved for 40 km/h.

Each rotor is also equipped with centralised grease blocks to facilitate easy maintenance and cam adjustment to change when the tines release the crop depending on working conditions.

G.A.Allen invite you along to their McHale Product evening on 11th January 2018 from 2pm to 9.30pm to see the new McHale Rake alongside the already very successful McHale range of products. Location: 131 Grovehill Road, Banbridge, Co Down, BT32 5AB Contact: 02840651303.