Meet Nolan Walsh
Nolan Walsh- Journeyman Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician; Master Certified Technician
If you want to have a conversation about Fendt mechanics with someone, Nolan is a good candidate. He is one of the Fendt subject matter experts here at Hanlon, as he has been specializing in them for about four years now. He began working here 11 years ago, which is also when he began his service technician apprenticeship. Five years ago he completed his journeyman ticket.
With over a decade at Hanlon, Nolan has really enjoyed working here. “It’s still kind of a smaller company compared to some of the competition- everyone gets along and management treats us pretty good,” he explained.
Nolan grew up near Coaldale, where his parents owned a cow-calf operation. His interest in mechanics led him to his career today. “I’ve always enjoyed taking things apart and seeing how they work,” he said. “It’s interesting because it’s always changing, I’m always working on something new or dealing with a new problem.” Fendt tractors are especially interesting to Nolan. “Honestly, I think they’re one of the best built tractors because of all of the engineering that goes into them.”
Nolan had an opportunity to see this first hand a couple of years ago when he went to the Fendt factory in Marktoberdorf, Germany; shortly after the release of the 1000 series. “The factory was really cool.” he said. “Seeing the way they build stuff there, compared to the factories in the states, it’s way different.”
When Nolan isn’t delving into Fendt mechanics, he keeps busy with his family. He and his wife Danielle, along with their two-year old daughter Keely, enjoy getting out to the mountains. They’ve wasted no time acclimating Keely to the big playground, as this past winter they put her on skis for her first time. Nolan also enjoys getting out to snowmobile as well.
With the weather feeling more and more like spring, and the busy farming season quickly approaching, the mountains will be on hold until next winter for Nolan. Work is picking up in the shop already and he is prepared to be in high-gear for the upcoming season.Back to News & Events