That’s Farming recently profiled Irish natives, Gavin Mc Daniel, Peter Treacy, Danny Ryan, and JJ Meade who are working for D Thompson Contracting in New Zealand.
The firm runs approximately 50 machines, including two CLAAS XERIONs with triple mowers, two CLAAS 950 choppers, 3 JCB 435 loader shovels and three Fusion 3 Plus balers.
Other machines in his fleet include a Kuhn combi baler, Strautmann wagons, trucks, and Dooley trailers for alongside the chopper.
Along with the silage fleet, they run groundwork’s operations including two slurry pipe systems, muck spreaders, and ploughing, levelling and reseeding services.
Most of the tractors are John Deere 6/7/8 series, while there is also a range of Massey, CLAAS and Case tractors.
Video of D Thompson Contracting in action captured by Gavin Contracting.