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McHale Plant Sales Ltd

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00 353 6137 9450
County Co. Tipperary

About McHale Plant Sales Ltd

McHale Plant Sales Limited was established in 1952. Over quarter of a century ago, the nature and character of our company was transformed when we were appointed distributors in Ireland for the Komatsu range of construction equipment. Due in large measure to our work with Komatsu, McHale Plant Sales has acquired a strong profile amongst contractors and others working in building and construction, civil works and engineering. Proud to represent an enviable cross-section of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers, the products we represent today give us a strong presence across a wide and diverse field of activity.

Headquartered in the mid-west village of Birdhill, near Limerick, and on the east coast at Rathcoole, close to Dublin, McHale Plant Sales has a footprint that extends across the entire island of Ireland, north and south. McHale Plant Sales is Owner-managed by Michael McHale, Tim Shanahan and John O’Brien, their stewardship and strong customer-focused spirit have been to the fore in helping the company build a strong position in the sector. We fully understand what it is our customers and suppliers expect of us, and we delight in working with them and being part of their success.

Mission Statement
To be seen as the No. 1 Service support group of Construction Plant equipment in Ireland.
To achieve this we have put in place systems that allow us as a team to respond effectively to customer issues. Our motto is ''Customer support through continuous improvement''.

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Service Department
The Service Department Personnel are highly experienced and all our Field Service engineers are trained to the highest standards in specialists applications and product maintenance of all the brands we represent. The McHale Plant Sales Service department consists of comprehensive field service and workshop service operations based at our Tipperary and Dublin Depots. This ensures that we provide efficient service throughout Ireland. We use only genuine OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in all our repairs and services. This ensures that the highest quality of work is carried out every time.

Parts Profile
At McHale Plant Sales we know that your time is valuable, and our highly experienced people are always on hand to assist you in any way possible. With our state of the art parts stocking system and a large investment in our parts inventory our goal is to have 100% next day parts availability. At our newly built Dublin Depot, working in conjunction with our nationwide service center in Birdhill, Co. Tipperary the aim of McHale Plant Sales is to get you back up and running as soon as possible.

To further enhance our capability and availability of parts we are backed up by Komatsu Parts distribution Centre in Vilvoorde, Belgium.

All McHale Plant Sales parts personnel are trained in product, application and maintenance requirements of all of our brands, and we look forward to working with you to achieve the maximum efficiency from your Komatsu, Metso, Merlo or Terex-Ecotec Machine.




Montabert, one of the most renowned and respected names in rock breaking attachments, is now a Komatsu-owned company.

Whilst continuing to make its traditional products in their iconic green colour scheme, selling them through its long-standing dealership network, the latest coming together of Montabert breakers under Komatsu ownership has brought about another major development – the emergence of a new Komatsu-branded range of breakers made by Montabert.

Produced in familiar Komatsu colours and branding at Montabert’s state-of-the-art plant in Saint-Priest, near the city of Lyon, and distributed in Ireland by McHale Plant Sales, this new Komatsu breaker range meets all of Montabert’s own exacting standards in terms of manufacturing quality.

A worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of hydraulic demolition and drilling attachments and pneumatic equipment, Montabert invented the world’s first hydraulic concrete breaker in 1964. Since then, it has remained at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge technology.

Commenting, McHale Plant Sales director Tim Shanahan said: “Montabert is a respected name with a particularly strong following amongst those who are committed to investing in quality and reliability”.

“Under Komatsu ownership, the French-based manufacturer has reaffirmed its goal to lead the industry for hydraulic attachments and, in that mission, we in McHale Plant Sales will play our full part”.
Autumn arrival for new Komatsu hybrid excavator

Irish distributor says new machine likely to appeal to quarrying and crushing contractors

ACCORDING to Irish distributors McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, Komatsu’s new 36-tonne HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator has taken the principles evident in the manufacturer’s early hybrid machines and added extra muscle, improved fuel economy and enhanced technology to create a machine that will be heavily targeted at the quarrying and crushing sectors.

McHale say the HB365LC-3 is expected to be a ‘game-changer’ when the new units begin to arrive in Autumn this year – the first of which is due to be delivered to Galway’s Priority Construction, one of Ireland’s leading civil engineering contractors.

Describing the HB365LC-3 as ‘a versatile machine built for lower fuel consumption, improved operator comfort and easy maintenance’, John O’Brien, sales director at McHale, said: ‘Since being unveiled to the public at Bauma, we have received a significant number of enquiries and pre-orders. The indications suggest there is likely to be high demand for the new hybrid when it becomes available here on the market.’

As with previous hybrid models, this latest version delivers proven economies through lower fuel use and reduced emissions by combining the power of an EU Stage IV engine combined with Komatsu’s renowned hybrid system, which is kept charged by its own movement.

Comparing the machine with a standard PC360LC-11 excavator, the new hybrid unit is designed to provide 20% fuel savings, and having tested the HB365LC-3 throughout 2016 using KOMTRAX data, Komatsu say they are satisfied that the hybrid has achieved its target.

Producing ultra-low noise levels (100dB external / 68dB internal) and equipped with the same 202kW (217hp) SAA6D114E-6 engine as the PC360LC-11, the HB365LC-3 generates up to 53kW extra electric power through its hybrid system, which works on the principle of swing-energy regeneration and storage.

Energy generated during the swing-braking phase is converted to electricity and stored. Then, when accelerating under workload conditions, the stored energy is discharged to maximize machine performance and assist the engine as required.

A new model with no predecessors, McHale describe the HB365LC-3 as ‘a heavyweight excavator with a lightweight environmental impact’ and expect the hybrid to appeal to quarry and crushing contractors seeking an economic machine with proven low fuel consumption figures suited to working in high-intensity operations.
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