Dealer updates through early 2019

There have been plenty of dealer moves during January and February of 2019, including Joe Whelan in Ireland, Agriplus in North Yorkshire and Hunt Forest Group in the south of England.

Joe Whelan – Massey Ferguson

Massey Ferguson dealer Joe Whelan has expanded its trading area to include Limerick, which will join its well-established regions operated from Kilrush, Ennis and Loughrea.

Three men lined up with a Massey Ferguson tractor

Kevin Whelan, Joe Whelan and Joe Whelan Snr

The dealership was formed in 1967 and has recently invested heavily in its depots and staff.

The company will continue to be responsible for sales and support of the full-line of Massey Ferguson machinery including tractors, combine harvesters, balers, hay and forage tools, grounds care and materials handling equipment.

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Agriplus – Opico

Opico has appointed Agriplus to its Strautmann dealer network.

Agriplus was established in 2005 and is based in the Stokesley Business Park in North Yorkshire, where it has grown from a small agricultural engineering business.

Already a dealer for Maschio Gaspardo kit, it hopes it can also establish the Strautmann brand across North Yorkshire and the north-east of England.

Yorkshire and Humber – Agrifac

Agrifac has agreed a sales and service partnership with Yorkshire and Humber.

The East Yorkshire-based dealer has​ a strong focus on root crop machinery and spraying technology, and will exclusively offer the complete range of Dutch-made kit and genuine parts.

New to the range of products available through Yorkshire and Humber is Agrifac’s self-propelled sprayers and the trailed Milan model.

Trimble Vantage

Trimble says its new Vantage network will offer farmers better precision farming support, regardless of the brands in their machinery fleet.

Cambridgeshire-based AS Communications is the first UK dealer to obtain Vantage status, offering customers advice that works across their entire fleet, including hardware, software, positioning services and data.

A Trimble Vantage GFX-750 display

AS will be rebranding as Vantage England & Wales and will have access to a wider range of products and top-level support to offer an improved solution and better insight for farming customers.

Dash Design

Former Sumo boss Shaun Wealleans has joined forces with digital designer Dan Cushing to start a new design service.

Dan Cushing and Sean Whealleans of Dash Design

Mr Wealleans, who developed the likes of the Trio cultivator and DTS drill, hopes Dash Design will help companies turn ideas into reality by allowing them to outsource most of the complex engineering planning.

Hunt Forest Group – Kuhn

Following the recent announcement regarding the merger of R Hunt with New Forest Farm Machinery, Kuhn has confirmed that the newly created Hunt Forest Group will continue as an approved supplier of its full range of agricultural and amenity equipment.

The appointment extends Kuhn’s coverage in the south and south-west of England.

In addition to the existing stockists at New Forest Farm Machinery’s depots at Sparkford in Somerset and Ringwood in Hampshire, its products will also be available from the R Hunt depots at Chilbolton and North Warnborough in Hampshire, Tilshead in Wiltshire and Rookley on the Isle of Wight.

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