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
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
Claas Lexion 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.
- Running time 90 mins
- PAL DVD