Forestry equipment is expensive, due to its specialised kit. So too are purpose-built forestry tractors (in excess of €320k), which are few and far between.

This week, we caught up with John O’Gorman and Cyril Clancy from Dermot Casey Tree Care Ltd in Cork. The firm runs four specialised forestry tractors, two of which are German-built Pfanzelt machines, the only two of their kind throughout Ireland or the UK.

This Gen 3 2385.4f model was purchased new last year and is powered by a 235hp Deutz engine.