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