Show Me Shortline was recently at the Farm Progress show in Boone, Iowa and showcasing products that we distribute. We were lucky enough to have 2 McHale Service techs there, and we
spoke with David Cormican, a Service technician based out of Ireland with McHale about his job at Mchale, why Mchale is a great company and what he sees as he travels all over the world with his job. Part of our conversation is below:
Can you describe your position at mchale for me a little?
I am a service technician for Mchale all over the country in the US, Europe, South Korea and China.
What does an average week look like for you?
I might be out on a customer’s farm doing a McHale baler or bale wrapper demo, at a trade show talking about McHale products, at dealerships doing dealer trainings for Mchale products, trouble shooting, or doing a service demo on balers and bale wrappers and ways that Mchale has designed their products to have some interchangeable sensors to keep customers running in the field.
Since you travel all around the world, what are some things you hear the most about why people love their mchale baler, balewrapper, etc?
I hear a lot of customers from all over talk about how they think the engineering is great on McHale balers and bale wrappers, they think the steel is heavier than other manufacturers and it reduces wear on our machines. They are just built better and they have a longer lifetime with less issues, this is what I hear most customers say all over the globe.
Why is mchale a great company?
Mchale is a great company because we focus on balers and bale wrappers and hay handling, that’s all. So we are specialists in our subject, we have around 50 people solely focused on R&D (research and development) and baler and wrapper technology. McHale has about 13-15 service techs doing the same job I do traveling all over the world. We stay on the top of our field when it comes to technology and design and being the leaders in the world market for round balers and bale wrappers. Take our Film on Film Technology with the Fusion 3+ machines, our engineers have found a way to increase feed value by 20% by putting a film down before wrapping the hay. Also our Baler/Wrapper combinations are the best out there. McHale prides itself on being user friendly and making their products simple and sturdy for their customers.
What does the future of farming look like on a global scale?
I see farmers getting on board more with wet hay, with haylage, wrapped hay. They are seeing the benefits and how it can make them more money whether they sell the hay or feed it to their animals, it saves them time, money, and they can increase their profits by feeding their livestock wrapped haylage. They realize that the hay doesn’t have to be fully dry and this saves time. Farmers all over the world are really seeing this and investing in top notch equipment like Mchale in order to help them gain more with their haylage.