PONTESBURY TRACTORS LTD APPOINTED NEW DEALER IN SHROPSHIRE
Pictured is Dave Edwards from Pontesbury Tractors Ltd and William Skea from ScanStone
Shropshire machinery dealership Pontesbury Tractors continues to expand adding three new franchises to its list of equipment on offer and increasing its service and sales facilities with additional staff.
Having opened its doors in January 2012 at Malehurst Industrial Estate, Minsterley with a small team of six there are now 16 staff and the site has been extended to make room for a larger workshop and more parts and spares.
The team at Pontesbury Tractor are dedicated to offering a professional and efficient service, providing sales and support for the complete range of Case IH tractors and harvesting machinery along with a wide list of other equipment. And despite these difficult times for the agricultural industry the business has solidified its position in the market and continued to grow.
“We have a young team willing to go the extra mile to provide an excellent service and we have a lot of loyal customers who believe in us and trust our products and services,” said Paul Hamer, a founding director of the firm along with Chris Edwards and Chris Sankey.
This reputation for customer care and service has not gone unnoticed by the machinery trade and ten months ago Pontesbury were awarded main dealership franchise for Amazone and it has just added ScanStone and Opico Heva to its list of dealerships.
“We are delighted to increase our portfolio with these major franchises and that the manufacturers have the confidence in our reliability to back us,” said Dave Edwards who joined Pontesbury Tractors last year having spent many years locally in the agricultural machinery trade.
Pictured are 4 ScanStone destoners, 2 ScanStone 5.4m bed tillers and a 2 row Miedema belt planter, all working in Shropshire
“As sole dealership for Amazone in Shropshire we are taking on the service and warranty work for all Amazone equipment and we have invested in specialised equipment and training to ensure our service engineers can work on all machines and we stock a an extensive range of spare parts.
“Farmers can contact us for warranty work even though they might not have bought their equipment from us,” he explained.
Amazone specialises in fertiliser spreaders, seed rills, cultivators, air seeders and sprayers and Pontesbury Tractors has just sold a Cenius TX seven metre cultivator – only the second to be sold in the country and indeed county as the first one was sold in Shropshire too.
“Amazone cultivators and drills are real workhorses, the perfect choice for farmers trying to reduce crop establishment’s costs,” Dave said.
ScanStone is another manufacturer of quality equipment, renowned for its flagship product the de-stoner, with the bed maker and bed tiller closely following. The most recent development is the vegetable windrower which is primarily used for windrowing potatoes. This increases harvesting capacity by up to 70 per cent and decreasing the harvesting maintenance bill
The destoner has also advanced, now with leading technology in the open front system, having hydraulically controlled front discs and a specially designed front digger web the machine can operate well in varying conditions.
Since demonstrating its products in Shropshire in 2014/2015 ScanStone has supplied Heal Farms with six of their products – four ScanStone destoners and two ScanStone 5.4m bed tillers. These machines have been a step forward for manager Peter Jones and owner Tony Heal, allowing them to go from using nine older Reekie machines to four full time ScanStone destoners. Heal Farms has now purchased another ScanStone 5.4m bed tiller for the current 2016 season.
“Heal Farms has the most ScanStone equipment in Shropshire right now but there are many others with machines as well, this is why ScanStone is proud to announce its new dealer for this area; Pontesbury Tractors,” said William Skea of ScanStone.
“Pontesbury tractors will be looking after the ScanStone range from now on and also there is a stock of parts in their depot to look after existing machines.
Another new dealership is Opico Heva which has a range of grassland and arable equipment including grass harrows, sward lifters, toppers, cultivators, combi discs and a good range of mobile grain driers to suit all farm sizes.
“Farmers should also consider our range of MX (Chilton) loaders which can be fitted to an existing tractor to do loading work at the fraction of the cost of a new telehandler,” Dave added.
For more details call Pontesbury Tractors on 01743 790801 or email email@example.com
NEW DEALER APPOINTED IN THE FINISTERE REGION, NORTHERN FRANCE
Pierre Le Saout is the new regional dealer for the full line of ScanStone equipment and spare parts.
Primary contact for this dealership is Andre Hirrien and he will be looking after the ScanStone machinery here.
SAS LE SAOUT Pierre
NEW AREA SALES / DEMONSTRATION PERSON APPOINTED FOR
ScanStone have appointed a new area sales & demonstration man for the Scottish territory. Ally Orr will now be operating all across Scotland promoting the whole line of ScanStone machinery. With a potato background, this is an exciting new development for our company and we look forward to the working with Ally in the future, both on the sales front and the demonstrations in Spring and Autumn.
Mobile: 07971 242 905
Office: 01307 818 865
SALES PARTNER APPOINTED FOR EAST ANGLIA
We have appointed RWL Services Ltd as our sales partner/distributor in East Anglia. Richard Lapage will be responsible for sales of the full range of ScanStone products in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Richard Lapage says this is an exciting development for the company and the range of ScanStone De-Stoners, Bed-Formers, Bed-Tillers and Windrowers fits in very well with it’s existing portfolio of specialist machines and services.
APPROVED USED MACHINERY BRAND MACHINES AVAILABLE FOR SALE
See our 'Approved Used' brand of ScanStone machines available for sale. Above machine sold for export but there will be more machines coming through the system in the next few months to be fully overhauled and/or brought up to new specification (driven scrubber web / open front, etc)
SCANSTONE WINDROWER WITH EVOLUTION CLEANING 2015
The 2015 lifting season has made a slow start. Shown here is a windrower with Evolution cleaning, working infront of a trailed harvester lifting Hermes.
SEE OUR NEW GRASS TOPPERS ON DEMONSTRATION NOW...
Visit our grass toppers page in our website for more videos and information or call us - 01307 818994
AN EVENTFUL YEAR WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE AS SCANSTONE
Pictured above from left: William Skea, Gordon Skea, Jim Croal (Parts Dept), Bob Duncan and Ewan Harper (Service dept).
At this year's Royal Highland Show, held in Ingleston, Edinburgh, the ScanStone's technical innovation was awarded again. After reviewing the past silver medals for technical innovation, it was decided that the ScanStone "open front system" qualified for a Gold medal. The open front system remains unique on the market place with no diablo system. Simple and effective design allows the material to flow into the machine, in turn giving increased forward speed & output.
The 2015 machine also comes with an improved and stronger steering axle.
The presentation in Ingelston House, from left: Gary Rae (designer), Gordon Skea (director) and William Skea.
SCANSTONE WIN BRONZE AT ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW
The Royal Cornwall Show, held in Wadebridge, proved succesful for ScanStone as the Windrower won a bronze medal in the machinery competition. Pictured above, from left: Karl Arndt (regional sales), William Skea (Regional sales & marketing), Derek Scott (Scotts Precision Manufacturing) and Andrew Nicholas (Duchy Tractors Ltd) the ScanStone dealer in Cornwall.
The Windrower went on to work in other parts of Cornwall for demonstrations and to work windrowing potatoes for crisping.
Reducing the maintenance costs on the harvester, the windrower is a light weight, low cost machine that can easily keep out in front of the harvester windrowing 50% of the crop.