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Manitou MLT Range Scoops Top Award

Paris, December 5, 2017 — The Manitou MLT range wins top French Industry Award.

Manitou group, the global leader in all-terrain handling, has won the “Étoile du Design Made In France” prize at the Étoiles du Design ceremony held at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Awarded by APCI (Agency for the Promotion of Industrial Creation), this prize recognizes the work done by the Design and R&D teams in stylistic, ergonomic and functional terms on the Manitou MLT NewAg range of agricultural telehandlers.

After being awarded the famous “Label Observeur du Design 2018” by APCI last July for its Manitou MLT NewAg range of agricultural telehandlers, the Manitou group has now won the coveted “Étoile du Design Made in France”, beating more than 160 projects in the industrial sector. The jury, made up of around thirty influential people in the industrial design sector, clearly liked the “predatory” appearance of this range and its tight, keen curves giving these telehandlers a certain power and aggressiveness.

This award highlights the Group’s expertise in product design. Supported by an R&D team of more than 240 engineers and technicians, the Manitou group makes a point of combining performance and aesthetics in its creations.

“With very little presence in the handling sector before the 2000s, we have sought to make design a pillar of our models. The NewAg range has been designed to improve the lives of users, with clear visibility for enhanced safety, easy cab access thanks to the Easy-Step and optimized ergonomics in the driver’s cab with a joystick that reduces musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). We made the decision to have a very dynamic, keen line, conveying efficiency, sturdiness and power to give the range a modern appearance that turns the codes of handling on their head” explained Thierry Lehmann, the original designer of the NewAg range.

J.H. Fitzpatrick based in Monastervin, Co. Kildare are authorised Manitou sales and service agents and with over 60 years in the farm machiery business, our expert team are on hand assist in picking the perfect Manitou machine to suit your needs or look after your telehandler servicing.

Key figures of the MLT NewAg range:

  • 12 models with heights ranging from 6 to 9 metres for a loading capacity of between 3 and 4 tonnes
  • 150 people involved full time for 3 years, in R&D and marketing, in design and production
  • 800 production documents 15,000 prototype parts
  • 100,000 hours of work, i.e. 55 years for a single person!
  • 120,000 hours of in-house and external testing with the support of 50 clients
McHale Demo Day June 2017

McHale Demo Day June 2017

For the first time the JH Fitzpatrick LTD presents a McHale Machinery Demonstration Day. Focused for all farming professionals from the region to learn about the latest products and driving efficiency. Further will feature baling trials, live machinery demos and free-to-attend workshops, giving all participants a hands on experience gaining a 4-dimesnional perspective and great knowledge of the latest machinery from McHale.We will have working demos from the latest CASE IH tractors too. A great event not to be missed!

Time To Upgrade Your Lawnmower?

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get back to cutting the dreaded grass! As we all know, the first cut of the year is always the hardest so why not upgrade to a Husqvarna LC247 and make your life and the job of cutting the lawn a whole lot easier!

This comfortable, easy to use walk behind lawnmower has excellent cutting performance and top class collection. The robust design features durable composite chassis, rear discharge, convenient bag handling through the handle bar and easy adjust cutting height solution… in layman’s terms it makes lawn care a walk in the park.

Check out the video below and see how much easier a new Husqvarna LC247 can make your life. Getting your hands on one is even easier, you can order online here and we deliver nationwide!

Celebrating 40 Years in Business with Case IH

J. H. Fitzpatrick celebrates 40-years with Case IH

J. H. Fitzpatrick Ltd in Monasterevin, Co Kildare this year celebrates 40 years as an authorised dealer for Case IH, a company that manufactures an extensive range of tractors, combine harvesters, balers and loaders which are at the forefront of current technology.

Still family-owned, J. H. Fitzpatrick Ltd celebrated 60 years in business in 2014. It was founded by Joe Fitzpatrick, who,having trained as a garage mechanic in nearby Athy, Co Kildare and wanting to further his career, acquired a small repair workshop, two petrol pumps and a small shop on the current site in 1954., The business started out repairing motor cars, tractors and small trucks, as well as selling petrol. His wife Mary joined him in the business in 1960 and in subsequent years the business flourished. Car and tractor sales followed and the business has continued to grow. The business is closely connected with agriculture, with Joe himself still going strong and keeps a keen interest in the business and farming activity. Joe and Marys’ sons followed them into the business progressively in the 80’s and 90’s and now 3 sons work in the family businesses, which also include forecourt retail, motor dealerships &farming.

Now under the management of Donal Fitzpatrick, the farm machinery business offers customers a wide range of leading farm equipment brands, supported by the 12 full-time employees. Donal is also the current president of the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association.

“A turning point came in 1975 when, after many years of selling and repairing second-hand tractors and machinery, the business was awarded the International Harvester (IH) tractor, combine and baler franchise. That was a major step forward for us,” Donal explains. “After our country joined the Common Market in 1971 farmers were doing very well and machinery sales generally were at a very high level. The International Harvester tractor range at the time included the 475, 574 and 674, which were very advanced compared with competitor models from Massey Ferguson and Ford. These models were well received and customers liked the features which they offered, such as hydrostatic steering, synchromesh gearbox, powerful hydraulics and good manoeuverability, which made them excellent for loader work.

“1978 was a boom year for our business: the new IH 584, 684 and 784 models continued the outstanding success of the 74 Series models and were ideally suited to the needs of our customers.

“That continues to be the situation today. The current Case IH range is the best ever and stands comparison with anything else on the market. The average tractor in our area is between 125hp and 140hp, so the Case IH Farmall, Maxxum and Puma from 105hp to 240hp are key models for us because they cover the requirements of our customers, from small dairy units right through to larger farms and contractors.

“The latest Farmall models are a natural progression from the Case IH 4200 and CS Series tractors that many of our customers have been using successfully for many years. The Farmall A from 55hp to 114hp are ideal for many requirements, but the big sellers are the Farmall C from 58hp to 114hp, together with the Farmall U and U Pro models from 99hp to 114hp. All these tractors put the emphasis on manoeuvrability, compact dimensions, ease of operation and a high power-to-weight ratio, which makes them capable of a huge range of tasks on arable farms and livestock units. Every model has been well thought out and provides an excellent cab, visibility, hydraulic performance and manoeuverability, so they are ideal for loader work.

“Larger farms tend to choose the larger Case IH Maxxum models from 110hp to 140hp, which are very reliable and benefit from highly efficient four-cylinder engines which incorporate Power Boost, and offer the added benefit of low fuel consumpition resulting from use of the AdBlue. Our customers like the fact that all the Maxxum tractors are very reliable, have excellent transmissions, powerful hydraulic and PTO performance, while the size and comfort of the cab are just right.”

The six entry-level Maxxum trators are a cost-conscious investment to get the job done. The Efficient Power engines mean that all models offer superior performance, even in extreme conditions, allowing customers to complete their work as efficiently and economically as possible. The Maxxum Multicontroller models combine a supreme operator envrionment with a cutting-edge control system that delivers ultimate productivity and performance. The range also offers a choice of three Maxxum CVX models from 110hp to 131hp, which incorporate the Case IH CVX infinitely-variable transmission to maximise performance and efficiency.

Mr Fitzpatrick adds:

“The Case IH Puma range from 131hp to 215hp is popular with larger farms, agricultural contractors and peat harvesting operations in this area because of their excellent power to weight ratio, exceptional fuel economy, power management systems and powerful hydraulics, while the infinitely variable transmission of the Puma CVX tractors 131hp to 228hp allow operators to focus on the job in hand while the tractor’s systems maximise productivity.

“There is also interest in the new Case IH Puma tractors from 150hp to 220hp, which takes the class forward in a number of areas, together with the new Puma CVX tractors from 150hp to 240hp.”

J.H Fitzpatrick support all of the equipment they sell with a fully equipped workshop, four trained fitters and field service vans to look after customers within a 100 km radius of Monasterevin. The business also operates an articulated low loader capable of carrying the largest equipment which it sells and offers next-day delivery on parts, with orders received before 6pm delivered by 8am the following morning. The workshop opens from 08.30 until 17.30 during the week and from 09.00 to 13.00 on Saturdays.

Further details of Case IH products are available from: J. H. Fitzpatrick, Kildare Road, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. T: +353 45 525 344 or visit www.jhfitzpatrick.ie

McHale Fusion Vario

McHale Fusion Vario

The McHale Fusion Vario is a fully integrated baler wrapper, which consists of a high output variable chamber baler with an integrated wrapping ring. It can wrap the following bale types:

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