McHale is a family run business, which was established by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale. Over the last 30 years they have developed a range of specialist farm machinery focusing on balers and bale wrappers for the production of round and square baled silage, and round bales of hay and straw. In the early years McHale specialised in the production of round and square bale wrappers. In 2002, McHale entered the baler wrapper market with the introduction of the Fusion Integrated Baler Wrapper. From 2004, McHale developed the F5 Round Baler Range, which consists of three fixed chamber balers. The F5400 non-chopper baler, the F5500 15 knife chopper baler and the F5600 fully automatic 25 knife chopper baler. Over 90% of McHale machines produced are destined for the export market. McHale balers and bale wrappers can be seen working in over 50 countries around the world.
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- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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In 2012, McHale developed their range of Straw Blowers & Bale Feeders consisting of three models; C360, C460 and C460 L. Most recently, McHale have entered into the mower market with the introduction of the McHale Pro Glide Range of Mowers for farmers and contractors. The McHale Pro Glide F3100 front mower, the McHale Pro Glide R3100 rear mower and the McHale B9000 Combination mower make up this range.
McHale research, design and test their specialist balers and bale wrappers in line with end user requirements. During the design and development stage all machines go through rigorous testing with high end users, namely Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Scandinavian and New Zealand farmers and contractors. McHale’s headquarters is located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo where 250 people are employed with 10% of the workforce involved in Research & Development.
After testing is complete McHale use the latest in laser and robotic technology in the production of its specialist baler and balewrapper range. Manufacturing takes place at two purpose built factories in Ireland and Hungary, which operate to strict quality checks. One key feature at the production stage is that there is complete traceability of all components used and every machine is tested, run and calibrated before they leave the McHale factory.
All manufacturing conforms to the strictest quality checks and all balers and bale wrappers are produced to ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation.
McHale History - An insight into the development of a family company, which has established itself as a leading provider of fixed and variable chamber round balers and round & square bale wrappers.
'The company evolved from a farm machinery retail outlet which is still in existence today. This background has provided an excellent foundation for the design and manufacture of farm machinery, due to the direct contact with the end user.'
'Over the years, developing the McHale Sales Network I have met a lot of very interesting machinery importers, dealers and customers who have made suggestions as to how we could better tailor our machines to meet their needs. McHale as a company has always been very responsive to market needs and I take great pride in managing a company that delivers solutions which do the job better'
In the early years the West of Ireland provided an ideal testing ground where the terrain and climate was more demanding on machinery than anywhere else in Europe.
Since 2002 we have also conducted extensive pre production testing in Northern Europe and New Zealand. As far as possible we will continue to deliver high output practical solutions, which provide superior output to our world wide customer base.
I still get the same satisfaction from spending time in the field developing machines with customers that I did 30 years ago. A close relationship to the customer base and delivering superior solutions in line with customer requirements is the key to any good business.