Customer Testimonials

Here's what our customers think of Weidemann Ireland

Larry Dunn from Ballyorney Farm , Enniskerry in County Wicklow was delighted to talk to us about his Weidemann 1240LP and his experience with the machine over the last few years.

Larry runs Ballyorney Veterinary Clinic, a very busy veterinary practice who specialise in the reproduction of horses.  With 40 stables on the farm, Larry needed a compact machine that could handle a variety of jobs.  He looked no further than the Weidemann 1240LP – the perfect fit for his stables.

With its compact design and powerful performance, the 1240LP is definitely a great asset for Larry and the practice.  It travels very well over all the terrain on the farm compared to a skid steer.  The build quality of the machine meant that Larry knew it was the right choice.  Larry said, “The 1240LP had the edge on its competitors.  I needed a reliable machine.  With the Weidemann I knew the build was excellent and the high German standards of quality meant the decision was an easy one!”

The 1240LP is extremely user friendly – it is so easy to drive meaning anyone on the farm can operate it.  It offers excellent vision and easy access.  The fact that you sit at the rear of the machine means it’s ideal for the stables.  Its compact design is a feature that certainly proves itself around Ballyorney Farm.  It manoeuvres effortlessly through the narrow 4ft 6in doors and around the stables. 

Larry uses the 1240LP to bed and clean out all the stables every two weeks, and it also handles the large round haylage bales.  It is used for so many different jobs, and they really would be lost without it.  Larry says, “The Weidemann makes our life so much easier – it’s as good as another man.  It increases productivity around the farm, and it’s an excellent machine that we couldn’t be without.”

Larry Dunn

Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Alan Curran from Portlaoise in County Laois purchased a new model Weidemann T4512 in February 2021 from his local dealer Byrne Machinery. Running a busy farm of sucklers and sheep, Alan needed a reliable machine that could withstand the daily tasks and make light work of the various demanding jobs.  Before purchasing he spent some time researching different products including skid steers.  He came across the Weidemann T4512, which pointed him in the direction of Byrne Machinery in Roscrea. 

After his first initial conversation with Byrne Machinery, Alan was unsure of the machine’s capabilities and if it would suit his farm.  Colm Byrne suggested he talked to another customer in the area who had a T4512 and could discuss the machines performance and provide him with on the ground feedback.  This meant Alan could make up his own mind, and he very quickly decided the T4512 had everything he needed.  Alan said, “I made my mind up very quickly – the Weidemann T4512 would match any tractor and loader.”

The T4512 saves Alan time everyday and there is increased productivity on his farm.  He finds the machine very easy to get in and out of, and loves how manoeuvrable it is.  From cleaning out the sheep pens to handling bales, the T4512 is more than capable.  It will stack the round straw bales five high!

Alan says, “I save time everyday with the Weidemann T4512, and it’s a great machine for my farm.  As my local dealer, Byrne Machinery have an excellent reputation and offer fantastic service and back up in the area.  Overall I have a reliable machine and fantastic back up from Colm and the team.”  

Alan Curran

Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Long standing Weidemann Ireland customer James Walsh and his family, were delighted to give us some insights into daily life on their farm and the role their Weidemann 5080T plays.  This is the family’s second Weidemann, and they wouldn’t be without their Weidemann now! 

They purchased their first Weidemann in 2014, and the machine replaced their large 9T Venieri 963 loading shovel.  After trying several other brands, James decided the Weidemann 4270 was the right machine for his farm.  This 4270 has since been upgraded to a new Weidemann 5080T a few months ago from Weidemann Ireland dealer Byrne Machinery.  When they were ready to change machines again, they knew that Weidemann was the right brand for their farm.

The 5080T is certainly kept on its toes everyday on their busy farm.  James and his family use the machine for endless jobs, including buckraking wagon silage, loading grain and loading the feeder wagon.  It also handles all the farm’s manure and straw bedding.  James said, “The 5080T is more than capable of handling the gruelling job of pushing up the 1,000 ton or so of wagon silage every year.  It performs well at so many tasks around our farm, even those easier jobs such as lifting bags of fertiliser.  The Weidemann 5080T simply gets the job done.  It is reliable and agile, and more than capable of doing the heavier jobs as well as the smaller jobs.”  With more HP and torque, there is definitely increased productivity and faster cycle times on their farm.  The 5080T is a compact machine with loads of torque, and Island Farm use it for so many tasks on a daily basis.  The machine is a great asset to the entire family and their farm, and certainly makes life easier.

James’ father who is in his late 80s never complains about driving the 5080T.  James says, “Every time I look around he’s away in it!  This is probably because it’s so easy to drive, thanks to the hydrostatic transmission.”

James Walsh

Co. Wexford

 We caught up with Robert Crawford from Ballymena who owns a Weidemann 4080T, and was delighted to give us some feedback about the machine.

 “Several of my neighbours have Weidemann loaders so there is plenty of knowledge of the machines in the local area, and I knew they had a track record of being reliable. I previously ran a Kramer loader but I find the 4080T much more manoeuvrable. We have some tight, awkward places around the yard and the pivot steer never lets us down!”

Robert Crawford

Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The farm is run by Hugh, his two sons Brian and Ivan, and of course Ivan’s sons whenever they are not at school. They have a mixed farm including dairy, pigs and Beef. On their busy farm they currently run two Weidemann machines – a 122HP 5080T pivot steer and a 4WS T4512.

“Our loaders carry out many tasks on a day to day basis. We previously ran a JCB TM220 which was ok but we wanted a machine with more HP, but without going a lot bigger. We knew the Weidemann brand as several of our neighbours had them and were very well pleased. Since buying our first Weidemann 5080T we have clocked up a trouble free 2,195hrs carrying out a number of tasks including feeding, bale stacking, cleaning out pens – just to name a few. With its big 150ltr oil flow, proportional hydraulics, and great vision from the driver’s seat it’s a pleasure to operate.

We recently purchased a second machine – a T4512. We have a number of older houses that we were unable to get the bigger machine into, and therefore had to be cleaned out by hand. After getting the machine on demo we knew very quickly it was the right machine for us. We make all our silage in round bales ourselves. This second machine has been invaluable for off loading the trailers in the yard, during baling, saving us time by keeping a loader in the yard. We find the machine is very reliable, great to operate and with excellent dealer backup we would highly recommend the Weidemann brand.”

H. Millar & Sons

Kells (Ballymena), Co. Antrim

T6027 “WE REALLY WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT IT!”

Main areas of application: feeding and lifting bales.

“This is the second Weidemann we have purchased, and we are delighted with how the T6027 performs on our farm. It’s so reliable – we really would be lost without it. I can’t believe how smooth the hydraulics are – effortless! The machine itself has brilliant vision and the manoeuvrability is fantastic. There are so many great features I could list, such as the pick-up hitch which we use for moving bales. It is so comfortable and a real pleasure to drive…I even used it in the spring time to roll the fields rather than the tractor!”

Verna Ramsey, Magherafelt

Co. L/Derry

1380 “SAVES US BOTH TIME AND MONEY!”

Main areas of application: cleaning out all the pens around the mart, and the ring.

“Being from the local area, Weidemann is a well known brand among local farmers so I knew how reliable the machines were. And of course the backup service from our local dealer was the deciding factor in our initial contact with Weidemann Ireland.

On completion of the demo we could see the compact size and pushing power of the 1380, which showed that the machine was ideal for our jobs around the mart. The machine’s manoeuvrability around the many tight corners and pens of the mart is fantastic, something our previous machine couldn’t do. Therefore we now have reduced cleaning times and labour costs – the 1380 saves us both time and money!”

Sam McNabney, Ballymena Livestock Market Manager

Co. Antrim

3080T “SO HANDY AND EASY TO  MANOEUVRE”

Main areas of application: Feeding, cleaning out sheds, general yard duties

Attachments used: Pallet forks, bucket, bale lifter, shear grab

Why a Weidemann 3080T: Micheal is a dairy farmer and his 3080T replaces a Merlo 26.6. He loves his new machine, especially the view to the attachments compared to his old machine. It is so handy and easy to manoeuvre around the yard, and he loves its hydraulic speed.

”I love my Weidemann 3080T. My local dealer Kirrane Machinery offer great service and back up support. For me it was an easy decision – a reputable dealer with a great machine.”

Micheal Clarke

Co. Mayo

T4512 “A MACHINE WE CAN’T AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT”

Main areas of application: Cleaning out sheds, general yard work and loading lorries

Attachments used: Pallet forks, shear grab, bucket, sweeper

Most invaluable feature of the T4512: Size matters….the T4512 is small enough to work inside all our sheds. Its manoeuvrability saves us time and hassle. We did a lot of research before buying our T4512 and seeing Moy Park work their Weidemanns hard left us with no doubt about how capable the T4512 could be. 2 and a half years on, and over 1100 hours later the T4512 has proved its worth everyday. This is a machine we can’t afford to be without.

”Bought the T4512 to go along with our tractor and loader but now we rarely use tractor as the T4512 can do it all.”

Stephen McCaughan

Aghadowey, Co. L/Derry

3080T “VERY NIPPY MACHINE”

Main areas of application: Feeding, stacking, cleaning, general yard duties

Attachments used: Bucket, pallet toes, shear grab, bale handler, road brush

Most invaluable feature of the 3080T: Although the 3080T is only 75HP, the machine is very nippy and speeds up our cycle time around the yard. It is so handy and easy to manoeuvre around the yard. We would definitely recommend a Weidemann to anyone.

“We first started using a Weidemann in 2013, this is our second machine. We are absolutely over the moon with the machine and the service supplied by our local dealer Wilsons of Rathkenny”

Andrew and James McAuley

Ballybogey, Co. Antrim

T4512 “A GREAT MACHINE”

Main areas of application: Bedding cubicles, general farm work

Attachments used: Pallet forks, front end bucket, shear grab, bedder

Most invaluable feature of the T4512: Manoeuvrability…Bedding is a lot handier thanks to the T4512. We used a tractor before which was just too big; walls were getting knocked down! With the T4512 the work gets finished a lot quicker, we probably save 10-15 minutes when bedding. It is so easy to get in and out of compared to a skid steer. You don’t have to jump up, just step in – easy on the man!

“When I first saw the machine I thought that thing won’t be able to do much, but now we couldn’t be without it. A great machine. The only one problem with the T4512 – it gets far too much to do!” 

Brennan Bros

Co. Antim

The farm is run by Hugh, his two sons Brian and Ivan, and of course Ivan’s sons whenever they are not at school. They have a mixed farm including dairy, pigs and Beef. On their busy farm they currently run two Weidemann machines – a 122HP 5080T pivot steer and a 4WS T4512..

“Our loaders carry out many tasks on a day to day basis. We previously ran a JCB TM220 which was ok but we wanted a machine with more HP, but without going a lot bigger. We knew the Weidemann brand as several of our neighbours had them and were very well pleased. Since buying our first Weidemann 5080T we have clocked up a trouble free 2,195hrs carrying out a number of tasks including feeding, bale stacking, cleaning out pens – just to name a few. With its big 150ltr oil flow, proportional hydraulics, and great vision from the driver’s seat it’s a pleasure to operate.

We recently purchased a second machine – a T4512. We have a number of older houses that we were unable to get the bigger machine into, and therefore had to be cleaned out by hand. After getting the machine on demo we knew very quickly it was the right machine for us. We make all our silage in round bales ourselves. This second machine has been invaluable for off loading the trailers in the yard, during baling, saving us time by keeping a loader in the yard. We find the machine is very reliable, great to operate and with excellent dealer backup we would highly recommend the Weidemann brand.”

H. Millar & Sons

Kells (Ballymena), Co. Antrim

3080T “SO HANDY AND EASY TO  MANOEUVRE”

Main areas of application: Feeding, cleaning out sheds, general yard duties

Attachments used: Pallet forks, bucket, bale lifter, shear grab

Why a Weidemann 3080T: Micheal is a dairy farmer and his 3080T replaces a Merlo 26.6. He loves his new machine, especially the view to the attachments compared to his old machine. It is so handy and easy to manoeuvre around the yard, and he loves its hydraulic speed.

”I love my Weidemann 3080T. My local dealer Kirrane Machinery offer great service and back up support. For me it was an easy decision – a reputable dealer with a great machine.”

Micheal Clarke

Co. Mayo

T4512 “A MACHINE WE CAN’T AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT”

Main areas of application: Cleaning out sheds, general yard work and loading lorries

Attachments used: Pallet forks, shear grab, bucket, sweeper

Most invaluable feature of the T4512: Size matters….the T4512 is small enough to work inside all our sheds. Its manoeuvrability saves us time and hassle. We did a lot of research before buying our T4512 and seeing Moy Park work their Weidemanns hard left us with no doubt about how capable the T4512 could be. 2 and a half years on, and over 1100 hours later the T4512 has proved its worth everyday. This is a machine we can’t afford to be without.

”Bought the T4512 to go along with our tractor and loader but now we rarely use tractor as the T4512 can do it all.”

Stephen McCaughan

Aghadowey, Co. L/Derry

3080T “VERY NIPPY MACHINE”

Main areas of application: Feeding, stacking, cleaning, general yard duties

Attachments used: Bucket, pallet toes, shear grab, bale handler, road brush

Most invaluable feature of the 3080T: Although the 3080T is only 75HP, the machine is very nippy and speeds up our cycle time around the yard. It is so handy and easy to manoeuvre around the yard. We would definitely recommend a Weidemann to anyone.

“We first started using a Weidemann in 2013, this is our second machine. We are absolutely over the moon with the machine and the service supplied by our local dealer Wilsons of Rathkenny”

Andrew and James McAuley

Ballybogey, Co. Antrim

T4512 “A GREAT MACHINE”

Main areas of application: Bedding cubicles, general farm work

Attachments used: Pallet forks, front end bucket, shear grab, bedder

Most invaluable feature of the T4512: Manoeuvrability…Bedding is a lot handier thanks to the T4512. We used a tractor before which was just too big; walls were getting knocked down! With the T4512 the work gets finished a lot quicker, we probably save 10-15 minutes when bedding. It is so easy to get in and out of compared to a skid steer. You don’t have to jump up, just step in – easy on the man!

“When I first saw the machine I thought that thing won’t be able to do much, but now we couldn’t be without it. A great machine. The only one problem with the T4512 – it gets far too much to do!” 

Brennan Bros

Co. Antim

T4512 “COMPACT AND EASY TO MANOEUVRE”

Main areas of application: feeding silage bales, dunging out sheds, bedding dry stock, pushing in silage

Attachments used: Dung fork, pallet toes, bucket, soft hands

Most invaluable feature of the T4512: Compact design – before the T4512 we used a tractor and loader, but this wasn’t always easy in our small yard. The T4512 is more compact and much easier to manoeuvre. My first impression of the machine was how small it was, but it is more than capable. Everyone has a great opinion of Weidemann, how reliable and durable the machines are. The T4512 is very simple to drive and the easy access cab means everyone within the family can drive it with no bother at all.

”The T4512 was bought from Kirrane Machinery to work alongside our tractor and loader, but since it has arrived the
tractor hasn’t been used. We couldn’t do without the Weidemann now.”

John Mannion

Co. Galway

5080T “MORE SPEED AND MANOEUVRABILITY”

We have run a Weidemann 5080T for over 2 years on our Beef Finishing farm in Co Cork.  The 5080T replaced a JCBTM200 and straight away we were very impressed with the power, speed and manoeuvrability of the Weidemann, it provides more power, faster hydraulics, is more agile and has better balance. All this has helped to speed up the cycle time for every application.

On any given day the 5080T can be found carrying out tasks like stacking bales, shear grabbing silage, cleaning out and bedding pens, as well as buck raking silage in the summer.  With over 1,000 hours on the 5080T, we are extremely happy with its performance and when the time comes will be looking at Weidemann for a replacement machine.  Our local dealer Paudy Buckley Tractors provides an excellent service and back up support which are crucial to maintaining productivity.

Karl Shorten

Belard West, Clonakilty , Co. Cork

Charles & David Weir are well known dairy farmers from Waringstown, County Armagh. Having never owned a wheeled loader before, they purchased a Weidemann 2070 CX50 LP in April 2012.    David said, “It’s a great machine for scraping and bedding cows, pushing silage and many other jobs. It gets up between the cubicles with no bother!”   Charles said, “It’s a good shovel, very reliable and very straight forward, as well as being quite stable in the yard.”

Charles & David Weir

Alan Turkington & David Weir pictured with their Weidemann 2070 CX50 LP