Countys put through paces at working day

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n John Dan OHare driving his ex Mod 1184 LWB County, side fills to the County 1124 driven by Gerald Farrell.

On Saturday July 27 the Irish County Tractor Club held their annual working silage day on the farm of Mark Stewart near Loughbrickland in Co Down.

Fifteen County tractors were hard at work lifting the second cut silage on the Stewart farm and everyone had a very enjoyable time carrying out this job in the old school style.

n Mark Stewart with his New Holland 1890 self propelled silage harvester. The harvester was bought out of France and is an on-going restoration project and is seen here side filling to Brian Stewart’s 1174 County. :

The weather was dry and was ideal for cutting silage.

It was great to see a County 1124 super six drawing in silage and also the top of the range County 1884 with a New Holland 819 precision chop harvester in action.

Ken Cooke brought along his County 1254 and was the only club member to use a Kidd double chop harvester at the event.

New Holland precision chop harvesters were the choice of machine on the day ranging from a 717 model through to a Gardiner converted engine powered 550 harvester pulled by a 974 County.

1174 Countys and 1184s, both long and short wheel base tractor, were the most popular machines at Loughbrickland.

It was also great to see a 1164 and a superb 1474 County at the silage working day and see these tractors hard at work.

n Ken Cooke from Newtownards, Co Down, with his 1254 County out front of Mark Stewart’s 974 and Brian Stewart’s 1174 at the County silage day at Loughbrickland. :

A big thank you must go to Mark Stewart for hosting the event and for all the County club members who were present on the day and brought along their tractors, harvesters and silage trailers.

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