A comprehensive line-up of the latest farm tractors from the McCormick range will feature at a public Open Day being staged on Thursday, March 21 by machinery dealership P&D Engineering at its premises in Bredon, Gloucestershire.
The event will mark the official opening of the company’s Country Store stocking animal feed and bedding alongside a range of tools, gardening items, water fittings, tapes, clothing and a whole lot more, in addition to a comprehensive stock of replacement parts for tractors and machinery.
“We’ve had a tremendous response to the store from local people who keep animals or have a few acres of their own,” says Mike Pullin, managing director. “Having the extra space means we can stock a more diverse range of products that complement the agricultural equipment and machinery we’ve always sold.”
In addition to McCormick tractors, P&D Engineering is a main dealer for Merlo telescopic handlers used for all sorts of materials handling jobs on farms, Vicon grassland equipment, Harry West trailers and spreaders, and Kioti all-terrain vehicles.
Livestock equipment from leading suppliers such as Ritchie Agricultural and LM Bateman & Co, and Logic implements and attachments for quad bikes and side-by-side ATVs are also part of the product mix, with displays from these suppliers also planned for the Open Day to give visitors a flavour of what is available.
As far as the McCormick machines are concerned, Mike Pullin and his sales team Anthony Wilkes and Tim Pinney are looking forward to displaying tractors that represent a product range extending from 43hp compact tractors at one end of the scale to high performance field tractors up to 310hp at the other.
Between those two, the range offers a wide choice of nimble, light-weight stockman’s tractors, mid-range machines for grassland and arable work, and powerful contractors’ machines with a choice of transmissions and other features to suit all applications and user preferences.
The new second-generation McCormick X5 Series tractors, for example, are available with 99hp, 107hp and 113hp outputs and numerous gear configurations that enable buyers to own a simple ‘mechanical’ tractor for lighter work or one with added features and refinements that enable the machine to perform better across a wide range of applications and make life easier for operators running up a fair few hours.
“The McCormick range has been totally renewed in recent years, featuring modern fuel-efficient engines and highly-effective transmissions with multiple powershift speeds or smooth gear-free CVT technology to suit any user,” says Mike Pullin.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming to our Open Day the local farmers and anyone else who runs a tractor or simply has land or animals to look after so that we can show them everything we have to offer.”