Colemans on hand to get you going again in snowfalls
Published 01/11/2011 | 05:00
PJ Coleman and Sons Plant Hire is based just outside Bunclody, on the Carlow side, overlooking Kildavin.
Owned and run by Paddy Coleman, the firm has historically hired equipment into and worked for Carlow County Council.
With work now a bit thinner on the ground, last year's snow was, in some respects, welcome for Paddy.
"Last year we hired two snowploughs and fitted them to our tractors, ready for clearing the roads for Carlow County Council," Paddy said.
Plenty of snow fell, which kept Paddy's firm busy.
"We were out 24 hours a day last winter for weeks," he said.
This year, Paddy is again anticipating snow and has kitted out four of his tractors with snowploughs bought from Dermot Redmond Engineering Ltd.
On the rear, the tractors tow gritters to spread salt or grit on the roads after clearing them.