A very successful early April open day by Oliver Agriculture at its main Wandon End, Luton depot provided a great opportunity for customers to view all the main brands, and find out about services on offer from the long-established dealer.
The original trading company AT Oliver & Sons Ltd has been in business since 1823, became one of the first UK Claas dealers in 1947, and now operates from five depots – Luton, Beds; Tingewick, Bucks; and Reading, Berks as well as new depots at Winchester, Hants and Petworth, Sussex – both to cover new southern sales areas to which it was appointed by Claas in October last year.
Along with the full range of Claas equipment including combines, tractors, Scorpion telehandlers, Jaguar forage harvesters, square and round balers, mowers, rakes and tedders, complementary franchises include Horsch; Dal-Bo; Opico; Maschio; Strautmann; He-Va; Samson; Spread-a-Bale; Grange Machinery; Richard Western; KRM; Teagle; Lynx; Samson; Tanco; Philip Watkins; Bunning; Maidwell Molers; Martin Lishman; Cherry Products; StocksAg and Techneat Engineering.
The annual open days are a popular event in the local farming calendar and always well attended. The regional Martin Lishman moisture meter grain clinic is an attraction for growers in the area offering quick and convenient testing and certification of grain moisture and temperature measuring equipment.
“It’s always a pleasure to be invited to Oliver Agriculture’s Luton open day,” commented Teagle area sales manager Chris White. “Holding the grain clinic at the event is a great idea, and with the wide range of tractors and other products displayed it makes it a useful and interesting day out for farmers.
“We have an excellent relationship with the dealer and enjoy spending time with the sales team and directors.”
New at this year’s event for the first time was Grange Machinery with its range of cultivation and fertiliser application products for which Oliver Agriculture has recently been appointed the company’s first UK dealer.