About Us

A Family Business with a Global Presence

McHale was founded by Padraic and Martin McHale in the mid-1980s in the West of Ireland and since then has transformed itself into a global leader in the manufacture of grassland equipment.

From the start, Padraic looked after product design and manufacturing while Martin looked after sales and marketing. Although the business has grown substantially since, both brothers are still actively involved in the business and still manage these areas.

McHale now produce a wide range of products with a particular focus on grassland machinery. Over 90% of McHale machines produced are destined for the export market through a dealer and importer network which has expanded to 55 countries around the world. Many of these dealers and importers have been working with McHale for over 30 years.

LOCATION

Our facility in BallinrobeA World Leader in the Manufacture of Grassland Equipment.

McHale Timeline

1976

 

McHale Farm Machinery Founded in Kilmaine.

1983

Silomac blockcutter development.

Silomac blockcutter launched.

1984

Silomac slurry pump launched

McHale exhibit at Ploughing Championship

1986

Kilmaine factory development.

1987

Silomac shear grab launched.

Silomac bale handlers launched.

First Silomac trailed round bale wrapper development.

1990

Martin & Padraic McHale decide to specialise in bale wrappers.

Establishment of UK network and export markets.

1993

McHale win Wang export company award.

First Australian dealer/ distributor visit to Ireland

1994

Introduction of IGM robotic welders to the production line.

First McHale bale wrapper arrives in Norway.

1995

McHale attend their first AGRITECHNICA show in Germany.

995SE -Linkage square bale wrapper developed.

1996

ISO Accreditation awarded.

First Trumpf laser introduced to factory.

1998

First McHale 998 square bale wrapper produced in Kilmaine Factory.

First showing of 998 trailed square bale wrapper in UK.

1999

McHale move to purpose built 10,000m² / 2.5 acres roofed building on new site

2000

First load of machines leaves the new Ballinrobe facility

HS2000 – High speed/ inline bale wrapper launched.

2002

Early testing of Fusion Integrated Baler Wrapper in New Zealand.

First Fusion demo- the crowd follows our innovation.

2004

Acquisition of factory in Hungary

F550 fixed chamber baler launched at Smithfield Show, Earls Court, London

2005

Fusion Integrated Baler Wrapper wins the Gold medal award from the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

2007

Fusion 2 Integrated Baler Wrapper launched.

Fusion 2 wins Dr Alban Davies award at Royal Welsh Show.

2009

V660 Variable Chamber belt baler development.

V660 belt baler launch at AGRITECHNICA, Germany.

2010

New R&D facility opened in Ballinrobe facility.

991 High Speed Round Bale Wrapper launched- 50% more output with 2 dispensers.

2011

F5000 Fixed Chamber Baler Range launched- 3 new models F5400/F5500/F5600

W2020 Stacking Bale Wrapper launched

 

2012

Fusion 3 Integrated Baler Wrapper Launched

C460 – Silage Feeder & Straw Blower launched

Fusion Vario Variable Chamber Integrated Baler Wrapper Launched

2013

Fusion 3 Plus Integrated Baler Wrapper launched

Fusion 3 Plus wins Innovation Award at SIMA Show, Paris.

2014

Official opening of Hungarian Expansion.

2015

Orbital High Speed Round Bale Wrapper Launched.

PRO GLIDE Mower Range- F3100, R3100 Launched.

2016

Factory Expands to 30,000m² / 7.5 acres roofed.

Electro Coating (E-Coat) & Powder Paint Plant commissioned.

2017

Centre Delivery Rake Range– R62-72 & R68-78 launched.

 

2018

Recognition of 25 years of business in Japan.

McHale reach 300 Employees in Ballinrobe.

2019

PRO GLIDE B9000 Combination Mower launched.

Opening of new dealership in South Korea

Padraic and Martin McHale receive FTMTA Gold Award for Industry Contribution

New V6 Range launched at AGRITECHNICA, Germany

2020

Fusion 3 Pro Integrated Baler Wrapper Launched.

V8 Variable Chamber Baler Launched.

92% of McHale Products are now exported to over 55 Countries.

2022

Fusion 4 Range of Integrated Baler Wrappers Launched.

92% of McHale Products are now exported to over 55 Countries.


1976

 

McHale Farm Machinery Founded in Kilmaine.

1983

Silomac blockcutter development.

Silomac blockcutter launched.

1984

Silomac slurry pump launched

McHale exhibit at Ploughing Championship

1986

Kilmaine factory development.

1987

Silomac shear grab launched.

Silomac bale handlers launched.

First Silomac trailed round bale wrapper development.

1990

Martin & Padraic McHale decide to specialise in bale wrappers.

Establishment of UK network and export markets.

1993

McHale win Wang export company award.

First Australian dealer/ distributor visit to Ireland

1994

Introduction of IGM robotic welders to the production line.

First McHale bale wrapper arrives in Norway.

1995

McHale attend their first AGRITECHNICA show in Germany.

995SE -Linkage square bale wrapper developed.

1996

ISO Accreditation awarded.

First Trumpf laser introduced to factory.

1998

First McHale 998 square bale wrapper produced in Kilmaine Factory.

First showing of 998 trailed square bale wrapper in UK.

1999

McHale move to purpose built 10,000m² / 2.5 acres roofed building on new site

2000

First load of machines leaves the new Ballinrobe facility

HS2000 – High speed/ inline bale wrapper launched.

2002

Early testing of Fusion Integrated Baler Wrapper in New Zealand.

First Fusion demo- the crowd follows our innovation.

2004

Acquisition of factory in Hungary

F550 fixed chamber baler launched at Smithfield Show, Earls Court, London

2005

Fusion Integrated Baler Wrapper wins the Gold medal award from the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

2007

Fusion 2 Integrated Baler Wrapper launched.

Fusion 2 wins Dr Alban Davies award at Royal Welsh Show.

2009

V660 Variable Chamber belt baler development.

V660 belt baler launch at AGRITECHNICA, Germany.

2010

New R&D facility opened in Ballinrobe facility.

991 High Speed Round Bale Wrapper launched- 50% more output with 2 dispensers.

2011

F5000 Fixed Chamber Baler Range launched- 3 new models F5400/F5500/F5600

W2020 Stacking Bale Wrapper launched

 

2012

Fusion 3 Integrated Baler Wrapper Launched

C460 – Silage Feeder & Straw Blower launched

Fusion Vario Variable Chamber Integrated Baler Wrapper Launched

2013

Fusion 3 Plus Integrated Baler Wrapper launched

Fusion 3 Plus wins Innovation Award at SIMA Show, Paris.

2014

Official opening of Hungarian Expansion.

2015

Orbital High Speed Round Bale Wrapper Launched.

PRO GLIDE Mower Range- F3100, R3100 Launched.

2016

Factory Expands to 30,000m² / 7.5 acres roofed.

Electro Coating (E-Coat) & Powder Paint Plant commissioned.

2017

Centre Delivery Rake Range– R62-72 & R68-78 launched.

 

2018

Recognition of 25 years of business in Japan.

McHale reach 300 Employees in Ballinrobe.

2019

PRO GLIDE B9000 Combination Mower launched.

Opening of new dealership in South Korea

Padraic and Martin McHale receive FTMTA Gold Award for Industry Contribution

New V6 Range launched at AGRITECHNICA, Germany

2020

Fusion 3 Pro Integrated Baler Wrapper Launched.

V8 Variable Chamber Baler Launched.

92% of McHale Products are now exported to over 55 Countries.

2022

Fusion 4 Range of Integrated Baler Wrappers Launched.

92% of McHale Products are now exported to over 55 Countries.

Continuously Striving for Success...

Global Manufacturing

Today McHale operate two advanced manufacturing facilities. Both factories utilise the latest in laser, CNC and robotic technologies. All products are coated using advanced E-Coat & Powder systems.

As the product is built on the assembly lines, rigorous quality checks are conducted. Every complete machine is run, calibrated, and tested before being exported to one of over 55 countries around the world.

Research & Development

The Research & Development department was formally established in 1994 by Padraic McHale who has built up a world class team of engineers.

All machines go through a rigorous 3-year product development & testing cycle before being launched. During the design and development stage all machines go through comprehensive testing with end users in various parts of the world.

Today, over 10% of the workforce are involved in new product development which operates in a separate on-site Innovation and Tech Centre.

Product Support

Our specially trained team of service engineers are on hand to help in a quick and precise manner to provide the solutions you and your business need.

We also empower the service engineers of our dealers and importers with theoretical and practical training to ensure you receive high-quality expertise and care for you, your machine, and your business. Our engineers are qualified and equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to keep your business going at all times.

Over 30 Years of Design, Innovation, Precision Engineering, Field Testing & Quality Control

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News & Events

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Sep 19th, 2022

McHale Launch Fusion 4 Range

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Jul 8th, 2021

McHale Presents Set-up Series

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Jan 24th, 2023

Agrovid 2023

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Jan 25th, 2023

Balmoral Farm Machinery Show 2023

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