New Komatsu 10-strong timber Grapples range launched

27 Oct , 2022  

With the launch of their newly-designed timber grapples range, Komatsu aims to bring ‘enhanced productivity’ to the timber felling and transportation process. Compatible with most common makes of forwarders, most types of truck cranes and other timber handling vehicles, the new grapples are set for market arrival in Ireland early next year. The ten-strong range […]


Komatsu forest sales reflect projected forestry sector growth

29 Oct , 2020  

Projections that forestry is set to become one of the major growth industries of the future are reflected in decisions by a number of leading contractors to invest in new, more modern equipment used in forest management and timber harvesting. Notable recent sales have seen Wicklow-based contractor, Pat Doyle purchase a new Komatsu Forest model […]


Komatsu ‘Just the Cheese’ for award-winning Wicklow producer

9 Oct , 2020  

In what represents a significant investment in their business, Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese has acquired a new Komatsu WA100-8 wheel loader that company founder John Hempenstall says will be an ‘essential link in our production chain’. Proving to be ‘just the cheese’ for the award-winning cheese makers, the unit is fitted with interchangeable loading bucket, silage […]


New Komatsu Forest Forwarders for thinning launched here

25 Sep , 2020  

New to the market here and currently available to order is the new, smaller-size 2021 range of Komatsu Forest forwarders designed primarily for forest thinning applications which are distributed in Ireland by McHale Plant Sales of Rathcoole and Birdhill. The three-strong Komatsu Forest range comprises an all-new, smaller 9-tonnes 825TX forwarder. It is followed by […]


Komatsu launches new compact wheel loader pitched at farm, waste & mid-sized commercial users

20 Jan , 2020  

Ireland’s compact-class wheel loader segment has a new challenger in the form of Komatsu’s WA80M-8 model,  sales of which have commenced here. Pitched at farmers, agricultural and landscape contractors, bulk material providers and waste processors, the WA80M-8 is described by its distributor, John O’Brien, director of McHale Plant Sales as a ‘reliable and versatile’ all-rounder. […]


Swedish welcome for Komatsu Irish Group

25 Jun , 2019  

SA team from Komatsu Forest distributor, McHale Plant Sales – accompanied by a number of Irish forestry customers – attended a recent Komatsu Days event held in the wooded surroundings of the company’s global headquarters and manufacturing base in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Highlight of their programme was the unveiling of the upgraded Komatsu Forest 2020 […]


Latest Komatsu ‘silage ready’ wheel loader arrives

1 Feb , 2018  

The latest-generation Komatsu WA320-8 wheel loader – a machine that, in recent years, has proven itself popular amongst contractors for whom large volume silage work is a major activity – has arrived in Ireland. Distributed by McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, the new machine is said to be attracting strong interest, with ‘a number […]


Komatsu Dash 8 loaders arrive

13 Sep , 2017  

Komatsu has completed the roll out of its EU Stage IV compliant ‘Dash 8’ range of wheel loaders with the arrival on the market here of their new, smaller 12-tonnes WA200-8 model. Said by its distributor, McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, to have a particular appeal for agricultural contractors, grain wholesalers and suchlike, […]


Zetor, Komatsu & Merlo to share Punchestown stage

9 Jan , 2017  

Zetor, Merlo and Komatsu are to share the stage on the McHale Plant Sales stand at the forthcoming FTMTA Farm Machinery Show in Punchestown. According to John O’Brien, sales director with the Birdhill and Rathcoole based distributor, pride of place will go to the 160hp, six-cylinder Crystal model – currently flagship of the Zetor range. […]

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Punchestown debut for new Komatsu wheel loader

26 Jan , 2015  

Amongst the machines making their debut at the FTMTA farm machinery show in Punchestown is the new Komatsu WA320-7 wheel loader. Being exhibited alongside Zetor and Merlo on the McHale Plant Sales stand, the WA320-7 is an upgrade of the WA320-6 model that was beginning to prove popular amongst a number of leading contractors as […]