Machinery and dairy equipment dealers in Cumbria and south-west Scotland have been appointed to provide local service and parts support to farmers and contractors using Bauer slurry pumps, separators and related equipment.
Electrical and dairy engineers Colin Dawson Ltd are now supplying Bauer parts and slurry equipment from their Langwathby base near Penrith, as are James Gordon Ltd through their six branches covering Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.
Adrian Tindall, Bauer UK & Ireland sales manager, says: “Accessible service and parts support for slurry storage and handling equipment is essential for dairy and other livestock farms, and especially for those located within Nitrate Vulnerable Zones.
“The appointment of Gordons and Colin Dawson means that equipment already in use will continue to be supported, and farmers and contractors can invest in new Bauer and FAN slurry equipment knowing local parts and service support is available.”
At James Gordon, group sales manager Kevin Fraser points out that the company has prior experience of servicing Bauer separators and pumps, and he welcomes the opportunity to be now also supplying these and other products from the range.
“It’s a well-known name for slurry equipment with a justified reputation for high quality,” he says. “We’re holding a comprehensive stock of parts, such as separator screens and augers, pump components and the original hose coupling invented by Bauer, to ensure we can supply whatever our customers need as quickly as possible.”
Colin Dawson Ltd specialises in electrical engineering and dairy equipment installation, with agencies for Dairymaster milking systems and Serap milk cooling equipment.
Managing director Colin Dawson and the company’s service technicians – son Andrew and Dean Hunter – are fully-qualified electrical engineers. For the company’s new role supporting Bauer customers, the service team has attended product and technical training sessions at Bauer’s headquarters factory in Austria.
On-site training and a number of service projects have also been undertaken, including refurbishment of Bauer’s high-performance Green Bedding screw separators.
Andrew Dawson said: “We are currently building up a stock of wearing and service parts for Bauer pumps, separators and other equipment, and will continue to expand our stock as the business develops to ensure we provide a quick and efficient service to our customers.”