Pat Flynn started a contracting business in Naul, Co. Dublin. Pat got involved in the contracting business from an early age and has been contracting all his life.

Pat runs a grass contracting business during the summer and during the winter he does slurry work and holds a permit for doing sewage work.

Pat also farms and has cows, calves and beef cattle on his farm. He feeds out 1,500 bales per year for his own use through his tub feeder.

Pat bought his first Fusion in 2004 and has not looked back.

 

 

Fusion Bale Counts

2004 Fusion 1 – Did 43,000 bales

2006 Fusion 1- Did 45,000 bales

2008 Fusion 2 – Did 96,000 bales

2013 Fusion 3 – Did 57,500 bales

2016 Fusion 3 on order

When asked about the Fusion Pat said;

“We have bought five Fusions and would not consider any other combination. After running McHale Fusions for the last 12 years, and after doing 240,000 bales, I have not seen anything that can compete with the Fusion. Labour is getting scarcer, and with the Fusion it reduces the labour needed.”

Pat pulls his Fusion with a Deutz 6.160 and runs the Fusion on load sensing hydraulics. Pat works within a 25 miles radius of his yard. Pat explained “As we are five miles from the sea we travel down towards Dublin and Drogheda a lot. Our customers can do anywhere from 100 to 1500 bales per year. We used to run standard balers and McHale wrappers but moved onto a combination because of the labour saving and the fact that we did not have to run a second tractor. When I first drove the Fusion I loved it, the control box was simple and the machine was fully automatic, so it did everything itself” said Pat.

Pat feels “The Fusion is very reliable and if the stuff goes in the front it will come out the back, with other combinations there can be a lot that can go wrong as the bale is being transferred, the Fusion is simple, fast and reliable. The greasing and oiling system is the life of the baler. It is a great peace of mind to have a fully automatic system”

“What I like about the Fusion is that if I go into a 12 acre field at 10 I will be back out the gate before 12 after making as many as 120 bales. The job is finished and every bale is ready to be drawn. I bought the machine from Bernard Wallace in Clarke Machinery. They carry a good range of spare parts and during the season there is always someone on call, they don’t leave me waiting.”

“We used to run standard balers and McHale wrappers but moved onto a combination because of the labour saving and the fact that we did not have to run a second tractor. When I first drove the Fusion I loved it, the control box was simple and the machine was fully automatic, so it did everything itself” said Pat.

Pat feels “The Fusion is very reliable and if the stuff goes in the front it will come out the back, with other combinations they can be a lot that can go wrong as the bale is being transferred, the Fusion is simple, fast and reliable. The greasing and oiling system is the life of the baler. It is a great peace of mind to have a fully automatic system”

“What I like about the Fusion is that if I go into a 12 acre field at 10 I will be back out the gate before 12 after making as many as 120 bales. The job is finished and every bale is ready to be drawn. I bought the machine from Bernard Wallace in Clarke Machinery. They carry a good range of spare parts and during the season there is always someone on call, they don’t leave me waiting.”