In Contract & Farm 5, we spend a few months with Murphy Brothers Contractors based in Portlaw, Co.Waterford. In this DVD we talk to the dealers about the machines that they supply to Murphys& get their perspective.
Murphy’s fleet of tractors consist of Fendt & New Holland along with Claas, Case & John Deere. We catch up with them ploughing with Overum ploughs & drilling with a Lemken one pass along with tilling, bedforming and planting potatoes. They spread fertilizer with a Bogballe spreader & slurry with a Joskin tanker.
Silage is cut with a reverse drive Fendt 828 with rear Claas triples & harvested with a Claas 900 forager and hauled with Dooley trailers. They also have a 2nd crew with 4 Pottinger wagons backed up by 2 JCB 435s loaders. Murphys run Hitachi excavators that we see working on different jobs.
The cereal harvest is completed with a ClaasLexion 620 & NH TX34 and as Autumn approaches, we move to the maize and potato harvest. We follow the crew at ploughing, drilling and spreading dung with a Richard Western. We finish up looking at Murphys covering carrots with a Jones Engineering straw layer.