Scotstown, Co. Monaghan native Aaron Grew, began work on his novel business idea ‘My Hearse, My Way’ twelve-months ago.
The new service, which was officially launched with a powerful social media campaign last week, provides a personally tailored and professional final send-off their loved ones.
“It is an opportunity for family members to transport their loved one on their final journey behind their tractor, car, lorry or van, whatever mode of transport it may be.” Aaron Grew said when explaining his new work-of-art.
The young tractor, machinery and lorry enthusiast and founder of Killholly Farmsets, said that the idea was inspired as a result of Agricultural roots, by working on the farms of his two uncles on a part-time basis combined with the careful, steady eye that he placed on others in the sector.
“I spotted a hearse on the back of the trike. I thought when they are interested in it, then why not a farmer. I asked why doesn’t a farmer not go behind his/her own personal tractor that is steeped in meaning that they used on the farm daily?.” Aaron Grew told Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming.
Constructing the trailer
Aaron turned his attention to the project and began with a Forde Granada Hearse initially to develop a service that is believed to be one of the first of its kind, conducting the majority of the work himself.
“It was a Forde Granada Hearse originally. We made a few changes and put the drawbar on it and we got it professionally sprayed.” Aaron explained.
“It is completely road legal and it follows all the trailer regulations. There is a proper trailer hitch, trailer breaks, breakaways and all the lights are wired.” Aaron said.
As the new trailer hire service has caused quite a stir on social media, particularly the Facebook page, Aaron has already trialled the trailer.
“I used the trailer for a grand-uncle of mine a couple of months ago. It is a fantastic symbol and tribute to a well-lived life.” Aaron concluded.
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