Darren Bailey travelled to Co Limerick to meet agri contractor Conor Cleary and see the latest labour-saving investment to his slurry enterprise.
Conor Cleary from Hospital in Co Limerick caught the machinery bug at an early age working at his uncle’s agri-contracting business.
After finishing school in 2008, Conor made the decision to give in to the temptation and set up Conor Cleary Agri Services. Starting off with two tractors, a 1995 John Deere 6800 and a 1990 Ford TW 15, a Major 6000 slurry agitator,
a Belmac 2000 vacuum tanker and a McConnell 2050 hedgecutter, Conor established a good customer base within a 20-mile radius of his base in Hospital.
Between 2008 and 2016, Conor has made many changes to his machinery fleet to help expand his business. In 2009, the Ford TW 15 was changed and replaced by a 1995 John Deere 7700. In 2010 the John Deere 6800 was changed for a 2008 John Deere 6930 and the McConnell 2050 was changed for a newer 650 version. Then, in 2011, the Belmac vacuum tanker was replaced by an Abbey 2500 version.
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