All new Kverneland machines purchased through the UK dealer network will be offered with a two-year parts and labour warranty from 1 April 2017.
This impressive warranty offer extends across the range of new Kverneland implements including ploughs, drills, cultivators, mowers, rakes, tedders, forage wagons, fertiliser spreaders and precision farming products, including Tellus control boxes.
Mzuri, specialists in strip tillage, have recently conducted a customer care survey as part of the company’s continuous improvement programme. Sent to the entire UK customer database, the questionnaire returned a high number of responses, highlighting the manufacturer’s technical and service excellence.
The survey measured user satisfaction levels at various customer touchpoints, from the initial contact and product demonstrations through to product performance and after-sales service, with the company being awarded consistently high marks across all areas. The team’s knowledge and expertise was particularly appreciated, with a staggering 98% of the respondents rating it as excellent or good. Furthermore, 9 out 10 customers were impressed or very impressed with their machine demonstration, and the service back-up received the same high score. 95% thought staff professionalism, communication and speed of response was excellent or very good.
Mzuri drills were awarded equally good marks with 9 in 10 users being satisfied or very satisfied with the system. Specifically, the survey measured the product’s performance in the areas of crop establishment, yields, fuel savings, labour reduction and soil health improvement.
Finally, the survey found that 100% of the respondents would recommend Mzuri to a friend, indicating deep levels of loyalty and trust in the brand.
Loader manufacturer, Quicke, has launched its first new loader into the market in 11 years, this spring. Billed as stronger, smarter and more user friendly, the Q-Series is set to revolutionise and digitalise tractor loader handling.
“Everything about the Q-Series is engineered for enhanced strength. The introduction of heavy duty cast and forged steel components in the rear arms, knees and front parts, improves the loader’s durability and the potential lifespan is greatly increased,” says Neil Forknall, Quicke managing director.
Two young agricultural engineers have taken control of their careers by forming a new farm machinery dealership to service and repair equipment, and supply new tractors and implements.
AL Agri, based on farm premises close to Forfar, has been set up by long-time friends Andy Mitchell and Liam Wylie, who started their careers together as apprentice workshop technicians.
New features which add strength and functionality to the Strautmann Super Vitesse forage wagons also make them suitable for use as trailers for maize harvests. The modifications allow heavier, fuller loads to be transported and unloaded.
Three key changes have been made. Firstly, to prevent forage material in fully-loaded machines from overflowing, the height of the side panels has been extended. The top front panel has also been extended with metal fingers.
Precision farming can be a good way to maximise efficiencies, but with so much new technology and advice it can be hard to know where to start.
From nutrient mapping and precision fertiliser application to variable rate drills and slurry injectors, the opportunities to reduce crop inputs and boost productivity are considerable. Finding the best solution for your farm can be a more inefficient process, given the wide range of manufacturers and advisers available.
To help farmers get straight to the heart of the matter, this year’s Cereals Event (14-15 June) is introducing a Precision and Efficiency Knowledge Trail, flagging up the most relevant exhibitors to visit. “With over 380 exhibitors at the event, visitors often find it hard to see everything they want to in a single day,” says Natalie Reed, event marketing manager. “To help with this, we’re introducing Knowledge Trails, where visitors will be able to download maps prior to the show to help them pick out which individual exhibitors to visit, based on a chosen theme.”
KUHN Farm Machinery has added a new combination version of its popular min-till seed drill to its expanding range of ESPRO trailed machines: the new ESPRO 6000 RC is a 6-metre working width, foldable machine which, unlike previous versions, now offers seed placement and fertiliser application in one pass.
The ESPRO 6000 RC joins KUHN’s existing line-up of trailed min-till drills which includes the 3-metre rigid ESPRO 3000 and the 4 and 6-metre foldable ESPRO 4000 R and ESPRO 6000 R.
Sean Stanfield of TRP Imports has won the 2017 Agri Machinery Trade Excellence Award for Sales / Technical Service by a Manufacturer’s Importer.
The award was presented to Sean in Manchester on Thursday 16th March, and his memorable day was completed with a technical tour of Concorde courtesy of award sponsors Aldermore.
Brian Knight is 2017’s recipient of the Agri Machinery Trade Outstanding Contribution to Agricultural Machinery Award, in recognition of his unique contribution to the design and development of sprayers.
The award, organised by Agri Machinery Trade News, was presented – appropriately enough – beside Concorde, another product of great and innovative engineering. To complete a memorable day for Brian and his guests, they also received a technical tour of Concorde courtesy of award sponsors Aldermore.
Schäffer have won the Agri Machinery New Excellence Award 2017 for Sales / Technical Service by a manufacturer. The company were presented with their Award on Thursday 16th March in Manchester by Award sponsors Aldermore and also had a technical tour of engineering masterpiece, Concorde.
A long standing relationship between Pottinger UK and leading South Wales College Coleg Sir Gâr (Gelli Aur) has seen fulfilment of a demand for the latest tillage technology being met.
After discussions with the college and their agricultural division a deal was concluded for a new reversible plough and seed drill combination. These machines supplied via two local dealers Tallis Amos Group and Davies Implements Ltd will be used as part of the college land based teaching programme and on the colleges own farm demonstrating to students the correct use and application of this equipment.
An apprentice employed by Peacock & Binnington, an AGCO 5 star dealer, has scooped a new prestigious industry award.
Aaron Bourne has been named as winner of the Dealer Apprentice of the Year Award for Yorkshire and the North East by farm machinery website Agri Machinery News.
At a presentation on Monday 13th March at Peacock & Binnington’s Louth branch, Aaron was presented with a commemorative glass trophy by Matthew Morgan of award sponsor, Kerax Agri Lubricants.