News

2
Feb

Southern Field Days

You're invited!

Come visit the tea at EuroAgri at the Southern Field Days 14-16 February at Waimumu.
Site 482 from 8:30am

18
Jan

New Bredal F4 ISOBUS controlled variable width

Delivery and installation of a new Bredal F4 ISOBUS controlled variable width spreader this week to North Otago.

The John Deere 6215R is factory fitted with a 4600 integrated display featuring ISOBUS and section control.
The stainless steel Bredal F4 features variable width, Dynamic weighing and has a 4000 litre capacity.

15
Nov

Canterbury A&P Show CTV

In case you missed James on CTV tonight here is the tv footage from the Canterbury A&P Show earlier today

3
Nov

And we've done it!

Excitement from the Ashburton A&P Show as Euro Agri takes out the 2017 Best Trade Display!
Massive thanks to the Ashburton A&P Association for the recognition of the hard work the team has done on the site.

18
Mar

March 2016 Newsletter

Matthew comes to Euro Agri with a background in the Arable sector and a passion for machinery and being an Ashburton local knows and understands the unique challenges farmers face in this area. He is also a strong believer in selling the right product for the job and backing up that product with strong after sales service and support…

Philip has been working in the farm machinery industry since 1997, including time as a service technician and as parts manager before 15 years in a sales role.  Prior to farm machinery Philip was involved in a mixed arable farm in Marlborough and working on an arable farm in the UK…

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9
Oct

Newsletter October/November 2015

A Special Thank You To Our Clients

EuroAgri would like to thank all their clients who took part in our Think Actual Survey. We really appreciate the feedback that was given by everyone who took time out of their day to answer the questions openly and honestly.

Our core focus is to better support our clients in business and one of the common theme’s which came from Think Actual was a desire for more communication and a deeper understanding of our business. You might notice subtle changes over the coming months such as…

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5
Feb

Export manager from Bredal

Jacob Bangsgaard (centre of photo) Export manager from Bredal in Denmark arrived today for a short visit.
Pity his luggage is missing!! Welcome to New Zealand Jacob we will make sure you enjoy your visit.

4
Feb

Meet Reed Gibbons

EuroAgri were very proud to see their new 1st year apprentice Reed Gibbons get presented with an Advance Ashburton Scholarship last evening at a Function in the Ashburton Council Chambers. A big Congratulations from EuroAgri Staff Reed well done!

4
Dec

Euro Agri 5th birthday

Making History today at Euroagri 2009 Ltd! It's our 5th Birthday today and you're all welcome to come along and help us celebrate this special occasion!

12
Nov

Euro Agri – Trade Show Winners!

Success on Day 1 of the Canterbury A&P Show for the EuroAgri Team yippee!! We are bringing home the Silver for The Best Large Outdoor Trade Exhibit. Thanks to all of our Staff for your effort and especially Hamish for organising us all.

31
Mar

Introducing Phil Webb

Phil Webb has recently started at EuroAgri as the After Sales and parts manager. Phil has a vast knowledge in purchasing and warehousing, which comes from spending many years in production based facilities. Born in the UK Phil moved to New Zealand 12 years ago, and lives in Ashburton with his wife Nicky and 7 year old daughter Madeleine. With a wide range of contacts, Phil will be able source parts for any type of machine. In his spare time Phil has many interests. Fishing, gardening, DIY, All kinds of Motor sport, and cooking with a little help from Madeleine.

Contact Phil on 027 307 7445  for all your parts requirements.

12
Aug

EuroAgri He-Va Disc Roller Video

Video footage of a He-Va Combi Tiller and Disc Roller in action, Leeston, New Zealand

Contact EuroAgri today

1
Jul

EuroAgri is on the move…

EuroAgri is on the move to a new premises, located at 239 Alford Forest Road Ashburton.

Same contact details, just a new address.

The new premises will allow us to continually grow our business, and offer our superb customer service.

30
Jun

2013 EuroAgri Visit Househam, Bredal & He-Va

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2013 EuroAgri Visit Househam, Bredal & He-Va

In early June Bruce and Hamish took the opportunity to visit our suppliers in Europe.  Firstly was a quick stop at Househam in the UK to look at both the Spirit and Merlin, Househam’s new self propelled sprayer models.  With a tour of both production facilities and a meet and greet with staff concluded it was time to let the boys loose in these new machines.  We were provided with a large open field, which we used to test the operational features, comfort and driveability of these sprayers.

Onto Denmark and first stop was Heva in Nykobing Mors.  Again the company has two locations close together.  Product training was taken over two days and tours we conducted of both factories.  We also meet some local farms and studied the way European farmers are growing Oil Seed Rape.

Finally to Bredal in Vejle Ost.  Bredal currently operate from three locations with the biggest being their new production facility housing a new powder coating plant.  Again product training was conducted over two days.  We also visited the Test Hall operated by the University of Aarhus where we tested various fertiliser spreader configurations.

21
Nov

Magic new self-propelled options from Househam

New Zealand importer EuroAgri has announced two new self-propelled sprayer ranges from leading UK sprayer manufacturer Househam, following the launch at Househam's head office in the UK in November 2012.

Househam has unveiled the fully new Merlin range as well as new models in its entry-level Spirit range.

Merlin sprayers are a next generation that features a new boom design and layout, better tractor design and ergonomic layout, new wheel motor design and features, a bigger wider cab, higher clearance and smooth underbody, and totally new, simpler plumbing design.

Models in the Merlin ranges are available in 3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000 litre tank sizes with standard booms from 24m to 40.

EuroAgri general manager James McCloy says Merlin sprayers feature a 170hp CAT Tier III engine or optional 225hp unit.

“High speed bent axis wheel motors distribute power through the four gear boxes for maximum power, maximum traction and minimum power loss.

“The standard option is a smooth-shift transmission but a stepless ‘smart transmission’ is available as an option,” James McCloy says.

For safe braking on the road, Merlin sprayers have on-board dynamic brakes as well as hydrostatic braking.

The chassis design includes Rubboflex mounted axles that isolate transmission vibration and have fewer lubrication and maintenance points. The axles are telescopic with twin pinch bolt configuration and the extended wheel base gives more stability and near 50:50 weight distribution.

Boom options include twin-fold model with working widths of 13m to 24m and triple-fold models in working widths up to 40m.

“The booms are flat fold to give a lower centre of gravity during road transport. The centre frame of the boom gives the operator total control either manually or with the Househam boom levelling system. If you operate on rough terrain you might want to consider full geometry boom control, which has a ‘return to level’ option,” James McCloy says.

“The plumbing system has been redesigned to minimise its complexity. It gives complete tank emptying, full boom recirculation, and easy access to the filters and pumps for servicing.”

Merlin’s cab offers a high spec operator environment with a highly efficient carbon filtered climate control system, curved and tinted rear glass for optimum visibility,

The 10 inch touchscreen terminal used Intel dual core technology. Options include Field Master GPS guidance software with auto section control or integrated Spray Pilot autosteer.

Househam’s Spirit self-propelled sprayers are entry level machines designed for medium sized operation that now run trailed machines.

“Weighing in at less than 6000kg, Spirit sprayers are essentially high spec’d buggy-type machines with a price that is sure to impress,” James McCloy.

The standard Spirit boasts a high spec cab with full air conditioning, 3000 litre GRP tank, and hydrostatic drives for power and manoeuvrability. Booms are 24m wide and the Spirit has a 140hp CAT engine.

A revolutionary design layout incorporates an open power pack engine and pump system positioned at the rear of the machine for excellent weight distribution. Te power pack has significantly lower noise levels.

Another new feature of the Spirit is the Pantograph arm boom height control.

James McCloy says Househam developed the Spirit for farmers who want greater flexibility in their spraying operations, which trailed a sprayer and tractor cannot deliver.

“Spirit is a self-propelled machine that is within reach of small to medium sized farmers who cannot justify an ultra-high spec machine.”

 

Househam Latest Merlin Model - EuroAgri

The Merlin is a totally new sprayer from Househam that features a new boom, cab and plumbing system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16
Aug

Latest Bredal Truck Mount going out to Plaskett Spreading

 

 

15
Aug

Househam Demonstrations anytime!

21
May

EuroAgri now on Facebook

We've just launched our Facebook page – don't forget to 'Like' our page to be kept up to date of our latest news, new machinery arrivals and quality secondhand machines.

http://www.facebook.com/EuroAgri

13
Mar

Mayfield Show Trade Site Winner

Photo shown: Roger Tasker (Patron), Hayden Tasker (President), James McCloy (EuroAgri), Bev Tasker (Patron), James Wright (Vice President), Jo Foster (EuroAgri), Hamish Wilson (EuroAgri)

The EuroAgri team did well at the Mayfield Show, winning a prize for 'Best Trade Exhibit'. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the EuroAgri stand!

13
Mar

Househam Training

Photo shown: James McCloy and Steve Melton from Househam

Steve Melton, Househam Technical Support Manager, recently visited to provide staff service training. Together with James McCloy he visited clients, with appointments taking place between February 26 and March 4.

13
Mar

Southern Field Days

Photo shown: James McCloy, Hamish Wilson and Jens Iversen

He-Va Export Manager Jen Iversen recently visited New Zealand and enjoyed attending the Southern Field Days (15-17 February 2012). The event was a great success and Jens enjoyed gaining an insight into the lives of New Zealand farmers. After setting up for the event and spending a day out in the hot Southland sun, the team enjoy a well earned refreshment.


Andrews Transport recently added a Bredal to their fleet of fertiliser trucks. They kindly loaned the machine out for the weekend, enabling a Bredal display at the Southern Field Days. The EuroAgri team and Jens Iversen enjoyed a meal with Andrews Transport General Manager, Keith Johnston, and Bulk and General Cartage Manager, Dave Duffy.

Jens Iversen, James MccCloy, Keith "Moose" Johnston, Hamish Wilson and Dave Duffy

29
Sep

Robert Willey visits New Zealand

Euro Agri has had the pleasure of a recent visit from Robert Willey. Robert, is the MD and owner of Househam Sprayers in the UK and he has a lifetime of experience in the agricultural world. He took over the Househam brand in 1995. His wide knowledge and perception of the industry enables him to understand the practical needs of sprayer operators and he combines this with the knowledge of design to interpret these needs into features that can be incorporated into the modern state of the art sprayers that the company now produces for a worldwide market.

Robert also met up with some of our customers, at our site and at their various farms. He and James had meetings about Househam and all the prospects for the future going forward.

Before he left, Robert was treated to an air tour of the spectacular Canterbury area.

 

This is what Robert had to say about Euro Agri after his visit:

The growth of EuroAgri over the last 18 months is not only impressive, but a testament to their company values of providing a great product and outstanding customer service. Househam is a company built on strong relationships with our own employees, customers and business partners;  we strive to work with companies who share those same values. James and the EuroAgri team proactively demonstrate their dedication to building long term relationships. -Robert Willey, Managing Director Househam Sprayers Ltd. “

31
Dec

Directors visit Denmark – home of He-Va and Bredal

Directors visit Denmark – home of He-Va and Bredal

Early December 2010, saw James McCloy and Jo Foster – director's of EuroAgri, head off to Denmark – home of the Bredal and He-Va brand. They visited both the He-Va and Bredal manufacturing facilities – both very impressive factories using the latest technology.

One of the many highlights of the visit, was the three day agricultural trade fair at Agromek – northern Europe's largest agricultural trade fair, which is held every two years. James and Jo were amazed at the size of the show, which attracted over 37,ooo farmers, contractors and dealers that wondered through the 13 halls filled with machinery from Denmark and the UK. Both He-Va and Bredal were also present at the show. He-Va launched three new tillers at Agromek: the Euro-Tiller, the Front-Tiller and the Triple-Tiller – the Triple-Tiller taking the 2010 Agromek new product award.

James and Jo also braved the cold weather visiting many Danish contractors, and among others, a 500ha pig, mink and cereal farm. Mink farming is the third largest animal farming industry in Denmark, after pork and dairy. The mink farming produces almost 40% of the world's production – and this generates more than NZ$700million a year in exports. Because Denmark experiences thick snow for many months of the year with temperatures ranging from -8º to -13º temperatures, the animals are housed indoors for many months of the year.

A wonderful time was had by James and Jo – Bredal and He-Va were fantastic hosts making them feel right at home in their two week visit.

James McCloy with Bredal Owner and Managing Director Anders Buhl (left)

James with the Retail Export Manager of He-Va – featuring the Triple-Tiller that won the Agromek 2010 best new product

15
Nov

Canterbury A&P Show 2010 Highlights

Fantastic weather and big crowds made for a very succesful 2010 Canterbury A&P show.

27
Sep

Househam Sprayer Launch

Househam Sprayer launch attracts farmers from throughout Canterbury,  Househam UK Manager attends.

EuroAgri hosted Canterbury contractors and farmers for the September 9th, New Zealand launch of Househam’s new AR Series Self Propelled Sprayers.

Househam UK Director and Sales Manager Jim Dickinson, flew to New Zealand for the launch and spent the previous week visiting clients’ farms. 

On display at EuroAgri was an AR 3000 Sprayer (24 metre boom, three thousand litre capacity with Househam’s renowned Air Ride suspension, plus a new Isusu truck with a 24 metre boom, 3,000 litre Househam demount sprayer.

“It was great to see so many progressively-minded farmers at the launch… they were impressed with the Caterpillar engine, updated electronics and new cab with excellent rear vision,”  said James McCloy, EuroAgri General Manager.

Overseas the high-spec AR 3000 is Househam’s most popular self-propelled sprayer.  EuroAgri is Househam’s exclusive New Zealand importer, sales and service agent. 

“One of the reasons why we rate Househam Sprayers so highly, is that they’re manufactured to suit specific uses – that’s unusual and a big plus,” said James McCloy. 

Househam is the UK’s number one manufacturer of Agricultural Sprayers, exported worldwide with a range of options to suit any crop or soil type.  The range covers virtually every aspect of agricultural spraying; trailed, mounted, amenity and Fastrac Sprayers.

29
Jul

Bredal owners visit EuroAgri

In July 2010, we were privileged to have the franchise owners of  Bredal – Anders Buhl Managing Director & Torben Soriensen Testing/Development Manager of Denmark.  Euro Agri’s General James McCloy, said it was an excellent opportunity for Anders & Torbin to meet directly with the end user of their product and discuss New Zealand’s farming principles.  The on-farm visits were greatly enjoyed by both farmers & contractors alike.  We look forward to meeting with them again soon.

24
Jun

Mystery Creek National Fieldays 2010

 

Fantastic weather and a buzzing atmosphere all made for a very successful Fieldays.
James McCloy (General Manager) outside the EuroAgri site with the next generation of farmer, wee James.

See us next at the Ellesmere A&P Show – October 16th, 2010…

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15
Jun

New directors at the helm of EuroAgri

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."

14
Jun

New Zealand’s leading fertiliser spreader – Bredal

Danish-made Bredal variable rate fertiliser spreaders are renowned for their even and accurate spreading, and are one of the flagship products being distributed in New Zealand by Ashburton based EuroAgri.

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

17
May

Bredal fertiliser speaders known for even and accurate spreading

Danish-made Bredal variable rate fertiliser spreaders are known for their even and accurate spreading, and are one of the flagship products being distributed in New Zealand by Ashburton-based EuroAgri Imports.

The accuracy and durability of the tractor mounted F2 series and trailed, truck mounted or 3pt linkage K series on which the Bredal reputation is founded, is made possible by their double overlap 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 communication chains 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.

He says the aim is to maximise sustainability for future generations of New Zealand farmers, while offering the current crop 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 a small team of workers at the coal face, not a bunch of big city investors. They’ll demonstrate on site, and they can match the requirements of the user to the desired results. There’s also a huge stock of parts in stock.

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 and the trailing spreaders are either computer or wheel drive.

The K series spreads all fertilizers, lime, chicken manure, sand and grit. Among the key features are 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.

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 control.

The Bredal F2 fertiliser spreader has a unique metering system which gives infinite accuracy with all fertilizer 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 litre 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 at 027 228 9430 or James McCloy at 027 282 7606 or 03 307  7445.

 

To visit Bredal's website click here.