John Deere reducing dealerships

stretch3050

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I’d of thought Sharmans would be better suited to Case, gives them Quadtrac, Magnums and a big combine. Do farmstar cover that area?
 

e3120

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Location
Northumberland
To be fair if one of my good customers tried to call me out on Christmas Day/boxing day/new year I’d tell them politely where to go!
Independents and dealer staff have family and young kids you know.
If you can’t manage on a stock farm for a couple of days with a machine stopped you need to take a good look at your backup system.
Of course, Phil, one of the beauties of being an independent is that you can write your own policy. But it does seem odd that just because my £100k of in-warranty equipment is used in a period rich with annual/bank holidays, I have to over-capacitise for eventualities, but if similar-valued kit was used in the summer I could expect a different service.

To be fair, I'm fairly confident our dealers would keep us going. Just as well, as serious livestock users are unlikely to find a friend/contractor with the right kit (or if so with spare capacity). No problem blagging a TH and bucket from a shooting neighbour.

Simply down to land get worse
Have roads got steeper as well then? Lots of us do other jobs and find new horses to be a poor imitation. Sorry, but it can be wearing when the 'cultivation is evil' card is unnecessarily played.
 

Flat 10

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Location
Fen Edge
Of course, Phil, one of the beauties of being an independent is that you can write your own policy. But it does seem odd that just because my £100k of in-warranty equipment is used in a period rich with annual/bank holidays, I have to over-capacitise for eventualities, but if similar-valued kit was used in the summer I could expect a different service.

To be fair, I'm fairly confident our dealers would keep us going. Just as well, as serious livestock users are unlikely to find a friend/contractor with the right kit (or if so with spare capacity). No problem blagging a TH and bucket from a shooting neighbour.


Have roads got steeper as well then? Lots of us do other jobs and find new horses to be a poor imitation. Sorry, but it can be wearing when the 'cultivation is evil' card is unnecessarily played.
Completely agree. Soils have not deteriorated that much in 15 years. Certainly not on my farm.
 

juke

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Location
DURHAM
Completely agree. Soils have not deteriorated that much in 15 years. Certainly not on my farm.
Suffered no errorison in the last 20 years due to cultivation ?

Have roads got steeper as well then? Lots of us do other jobs and find new horses to be a poor imitation. Sorry, but it can be wearing when the 'cultivation is evil' card is unnecessarily played.
You dont rip a road up annually ,
 

Martin Holden

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Location
Cheltenham
I’m sure there will be more important dealer announcements in the new year now that all the Christmas party’s are finished.
You can be sure of that. The trade is re organising as the industry at farm level is doing the same thing. It’s a natural progression whatever your views on it. Look what’s happened in the car world; VAG and Merc now own all their retail outlets I believe.
 

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Shropshire farmers plant 4,000 trees in anticipation of ELMS changes

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Written by Billy Wickham

Farmers in Shropshire have planted nearly 4,000 native trees after Severn Trent gave out tree-packs at two local events, to test engagement and appetite for tree planting on marginal land.

Dr. Alex Cooke, Severn Trent senior catchment scientist, explained that due to such a high level of take-up from farmers, the water company is now looking into rolling out the scheme...
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