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James McCloy (General Manager) outside the EuroAgri site with the next generation of farmer, wee James.
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Established agricultural machinery importing business, EuroAgri, changed hands late last year.
The new Directors, Mid Canterbury locals James McCloy, Jo Foster, and Alastair and Shirley Clemens, took the reins from Donald and Carol Williamson just prior to Christmas.
EuroAgri has developed a solid reputation in the twelve years it has been trading, not just for the quality equipment it has provided to farmers and contractors throughout the country, but also for the high level of service it delivers to each of its clients.
General Manager, James McCloy, says "The personal approach EuroAgri has become renowned for, is one aspect that drew us to the business in the first place; we are really looking forward to touching base with all our current clients and will certainly ensure customers continue to receive the quality interaction they have been accustomed to."
The business, which is based in Mid Canterbury, is an experienced dealer of European agricultural equipment, specifically the respected HE-VA, Bredal, Househam and Billericay brands. EuroAgri delivers equipment to numerous farmers and contractors around New Zealand. They carry a substantial number of parts, taking particular pride in “walking over hot coals to ensure our customers’ machines are kept running”.
James, General Manager; Mark Read, Sales Consultant; and Dalvyn Burrowes, Assembly have a wealth of experience in the field.
James has worked in industry-specific sales, service and managerial roles for a number of years, including a five-year stint as Branch Manager for a large cutting-edge agricultural machinery business.
He is also a qualified agricultural mechanic and a qualified assessor of agricultural apprentices (MITO).
Alistair and Shirley are progressive arable farmers, the former, with close to forty years of farming knowledge, brings invaluable contributions.
For the Williamsons, it is time to relax a little. EuroAgri certainly outgrew their expectations and they welcomed the opportunity to pass their company on to the new owners, happy that the considerable experience that the new owners bring to the business and feel that they are leaving it in very good hands.
EuroAgri specialises in specific brands and products and the new owners stress that they will not compromise on excellence.
"We have customers throughout New Zealand who are extremely happy with the equipment and service EuroAgri have provided in the past,” says James McCloy. “And our promise to our clients is that nothing will be compromised, we will only enhance and build on the excellence they have known."
The accuracy and durability on which the Bredal reputation is founded, is made possible by their double overlapping spread pattern which gives spreading widths, from 10 metres to 36 metres.
EuroAgri’s General Manager James McCloy says all the Bredal machines feature headland spreading, which keeps fertilizer out of waterways.
EuroAgri cuts out the middle man by dealing directly with the European exporters, and the fact that there are no extra links in the chain means very competitive pricing.
James McCloy says all the companies his business represents are family-owned so the communications between New Zealand and Europe are clear and direct.
With a 30 year background in agricultural machinery he says the machines EuroAgri supplies are all top end products, backed by local knowledge and experience, and promises a back up service second to none. His aim is to maximise sustainability for future generations of New Zealand farmers, while offering the current generation the best products, the best parts and service backup, and the best value for money.
In addition to their new franchise brands, EuroAgri sells on behalf of owners who are upgrading. All used machinery is thoroughly inspected, transport can be arranged at competitive freight rates, and different marketing options can be arranged for individual machines.
EuroAgri has industry contacts throughout New Zealand and Europe, so if a buyer can’t find what they’re looking for, a simple phone call to EuroAgri may provide a solution. James McCloy says the key to EuroAgri’s service is its small team of workers. They’ll demonstrate on site, and can match the requirements of the customer with the suitable product for theis needs. They also carry a large arrange of spare parts in stock for the inevitable breakdowns.
Among the most popular Bredal models for contracting and large scale farming are the K series of wide belt spreaders, which come in both, trailing and truck mounted versions, with hopper sizes from three tonnes to 15 tonnes. The truck mounted spreaders are computer drive and the trailing spreaders are either computer or wheel drive.
The K series spreads all fertilisers, lime, chicken manure, sand and grit. Among the key features is a mechanical drive wheel, which detects the vehicle's speed and enables the application rate to be adjusted according to the forward speed. Simple and robust, the drive wheel can be adjusted to suit different treads and wheel sizes.
The spreading system on the trailing K series models is the SPC 4500-2 which uses a belt transmission in which two V belts transfer power from the tractors PTO to the spreading discs. The Belt transmission drives offer many advantages, including the absorption of shock loads by the belts without damaging the transmission. On the truck mounted models the drive is via a top drive hydraulic motor.
Models in the K series extend from the K40 which has a capacity of 3.6 cubic metres with extensions to the K125 which carries 14.3 cubic metres with extensions. The K 125 has a loading capacity of 15 tonnes and comes with standard computer controls.
The Bredal F2 fertiliser spreader has a unique metering system which gives infinite accuracy with all fertiliser types regardless of speed. This is done through a rubber wheel driving on to the centre of the tractor wheel.
The F2 can also be electronically controlled via a Bredal Auto Control LH500 computer and load cells. This means small or large quantities of fertiliser can be applied, regulated and monitored directly from the drivers cab.
The Bredal F2 also features accurate headland spreading via the computer. It comes with a stainless steel hopper from 1,500 litres to 3,200 litre capacity. Spreading is via twin discs rotating inwards driving a double overlap spread pattern from 10 metres to 36 metres.
For further information contact Hamish Wilson of EuroAgri on 027 228 9430 or James McCloy on 027 282 7606 or 03 307 7445