07 Jul 2022

Laois machinery man is back on the BBC to tackle some tricky old tractors

Laois machinery man is back on the BBC to tackle some tricky old tractors

From left, Darren Bailey, a machinery specialist from Co Laois; master mechanic Tylor Cartin, from Co Derry, and restoration guru Stephen Lennon from Co Down

Laois machinery specialist Darren Bailey is set to make a return to TV screens for a new series of the popular BBC Northern Ireland's motoring series, Tricked-Out Tractors.

Darren teams up again with master mechanic Tylor Cartin from Co Derry, restoration guru Stephen Lennon from Co Down on a mission to find and restore some of the most sought after tractors around.

Produced for BBC Northern Ireland by Green Inc Television, the team helps tractor owners realise their dreams while getting their hands even dirtier than before. The team shares their expertise, in a bid to transform the ultimate farmyard vehicles.

Following on from series one, the Tricked-Out Tractors’ gang continues to restore beloved vintage tractor models, build custom, one-of-a-kind monster machines, and craft bespoke rebuilds.

Together the trio of petrol heads have been working on even more complicated tractor builds, ground-up restorations with cutting-edge designs, all while taking on the pressures of hard to get parts and difficult deadlines.

Viewers will see Darren and the team go wild with paint schemes, get hands on with engine upgrades, have fun out-and-about on the race track and even hit the air and sea.

As Stephen gets stuck in at the workshop, Darren sets off to find some unusual parts for an agricultural vehicle and Tylor travels to England for a very special event. From an American eight-wheel tractor, to an eclectic ‘70s paint job, to one of the first Lamborghini models produced, the TOT workshop once again has been graced with some of the most sought-after tractors around.

Darren Bailey is Managing Director at Bailey Machinery Sales Ltd at Derrough, Mountrath.

The new three-part series begins on BBC One Northern Ireland on Wednesday, November 3 at 8.30pm.


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