Clarke Machinery Group was established by Gerard Clarke in the early 1980s from small beginnings.
Since then, the company has grown year-on-year and now operates from a total of four branches with a dedicated team of over 70 people.
The four branch locations are; New Inn, Co. Cavan, Kells, Co. Meath, Sligo Road, Roscommon and a sister company, Clarkes of Cavan, based in Moynehall Retail Park, Cavan.
The Roscommon outlet - which is situated on the Sligo road - is their latest edition. Rather than it being a totally new addition, it is a relocation from their once Lanesborough home.
This move to a 20,000 sq. ft, sitting on 2-acres in a prime location, which make up the stores, sales and workshop, allows them to offer customers access to their growing range of tractors, plant, machinery and spare parts.
Valtra is their main tractor brand with a choice of models to suit both farming and contracting, from basic models to the highest technology available on the market.
All of this is complemented by a huge range of leading machinery brands such as McHale, Redrock, Malone, Broughan, Fleming, Cashels, Tarrup, Ktwo, Hardi, Major, McConnel and Strautman, to name a few.
According to Gerard Clarke - Managing Director - Clarke Machinery Roscommon is a vast space. “We have a growing range and more to come. Valtra continues to grow for us, we have a nice range of tractors with models and specifications to suit everyone.”
“Drop in for a look - there is something for everyone including attractive finance packages and delivery arrangements. We buy big and offer better value to our customers,” he added.
The Roscommon branch has a varied range of products for all needs. It has the biggest supply of parts and tools west of the Shannon from leading brands such as Agco, Draper, Tengtool, Irwin, Hozelock and 247 Lighting, according to the company.
Their investment in stock and parts is significant; they sell items ranging from €2 right up to €150,000.
While their core lines are tractors, agricultural and industrial machinery other sectors catered for include lawn, garden, leisure, workshop and DIY equipment.
Their sister company - Clarkes of Cavan - has a varied range of products, from tools, gardening equipment, toys and leisure, to quads, lawnmowers and compact tractors, by top-quality brands such as Draper and Expert Hardware. They are a supplier of Husqvarna Lawn Equipment as well as Honda Lawn equipment and quads.
“If it’s two wheels you are looking for, Clarkes of Cavan have a dedicated cycle centre.”
The cycle centre caters for all levels of cyclists whether it’s cycling for leisure, cycling to work, taking children out on leisurely rides, or cycling for sport, they have something for everyone.
They can also provide a full and wide-ranging repair service - see their website here for more information.
Clarke Machinery will be in attendance at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co. Carlow - visit Block: 2 Row: 15 Stand: 332