KUHN Bedding & Feeding Demo Day

We would like to invite you to our KUHN Bedding & Feeding Demonstration Day in conjunction with KRAMER.

Wednesday 25th October 2017
10.00am to 4.00pm

Moor Farm, Burton Leonard, HG3 3SX


Ripon Farm Services welcomes Kramer

Ripon Farm Services acquire the Kramer franchise from Kevin Walker On Site Plant Services Ltd

Both Ripon Farm Services and Kevin Walker are pleased to announce that RFS have acquired the Kramer business of Kevin Walker On Site Plant Services Ltd. This acquisition will help our organisation to continue its growth aspirations and further support our customer needs.

Produced in one of the most modern production facilities in Europe, Kramer enjoys an excellent reputation across worldwide markets. The innovative capacity, quality and versatility of their machines has made them a top choice for customers.

RFS will sell the full range of Kramer agricultural and construction products which include the wheel loaders, telescopic wheel loaders and telehandlers. The Kramer range will be available from all of our depots with a range of machines available for demonstration. The comprehensive combination of products will offer real solutions to business requirements.

The existing staff from Kevin Walkers will relocate to our Ripon depot. It will be business as usual, as Nigel, Merv, Kevin and Tom will be here to continue delivering the excellent support they have been providing. Also Kevin Walker will be working with us over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition. We will remain focused on our customers and strengthen and build on our offerings to deliver even greater value.

For Ripon Farm Services, it will always be about the customer. We are dedicated to increasing the quality support you have come to expect from us.

Contact details for our Kramer specialists are;

Nigel Richardson Mervyn Dale Kevin Turner
01765 646527 01765 646527 01765 646527
07793 208322 07774 419765 07841 575346


At Ripon Farm Services, we are always looking to recruit new team members for a variety of potential opportunities within the company. This might include qualified service technicians, parts advisors, sales executives, administration staff, apprentices and more.

Experienced Parts Manager – Pickering

We require a Parts Person to be responsible for sales and marketing of parts & accessories at our newly opened agricultural machinery branch in Pickering, North Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of parts although full training will be available.

Please apply enclosing a CV to:

Tim Petfield
Ripon Farm Services
Dallamires Lane

Agricultural Sales – Stockton

Job Function:

Sells new, used agricultural and/or turf equipment services to new and existing customers. Ensures preliminary customer relationship for a dedicated area.

Essential Duties:

  1. Represents the Dealership in the sale of machinery to customers in a defined sales area.
  2. Executes all sales process steps to achieve high sales performance in conjunction with the sales tools available from John Deere.
  3. Maintains current product knowledge on features and benefits of all equipment and services potentially saleable by the dealership and attends relevant sales training events.
  4. Maintains current knowledge of financing options to assist customers with securing the purchase of new and used goods.
  5. Monitors competitor activity and products and communicates to the sales Management accordingly.
  6. Conducts new equipment field demonstrations.
  7. Executes goods delivery and follow up, according to CSR.
  8. Builds strong and loyal relationships with defined sales area customers.
  9. Monitors trends in customers’ business activities and timely communicates to management.
  10. Uses support from Sales Specialist when required.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 1+ years’ equipment sales experience
  • Good knowledge of agricultural/turf equipment and farming operational practices
  • Ability to use standard computer applications, internet functions & sales tools
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products
  • Ability to analyze and interpret internal reports
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Excellent attitude with integrity and honesty

Apply to:
Andy Whitfield
Ripon Farm Services
Willow Bridge Works
Stockton on Tees
TS21 1EB
e. uk

Outlet Service Manager – Keighley

Job Function:

Executes customer requests by coordinating and directing the service workload for maximum efficiency and productivity while providing quality repair work. Shares information regarding Technician skills and training needs to the Group Service Manager. Aftermarket sales oriented.

Essential Duties:

  1. Greets customers and listens carefully to their needs.
  2. Plans and allocates work for Technicians based on their expertise and skills.
  3. Directs and assists Technicians in their tasks to ensure repairs are completed correctly.
  4. Checks all completed jobs to ensure they are complete and accurate for both parts and labour.
  5. Ensures that service processes, policies and guidelines are followed and applied safely.
  6. Responsible for the special tool inventory and recommends the purchase of new tools if necessary.
  7. Maintains good discipline and organization for the workshop, ensuring it is clean, tidy and safe.
  8. Shares daily discussions with the Group Service Manager to review workshop performance and to address any specific issues.
  9. Coordinates the training program with the Group Service Manager and ensures that tasks given to Technicians are consistent with their expertise.
  10. Manages ongoing relationships with John Deere personnel.
  11. Supervises and coaches the workshop team.
  12. Participates in recruiting, hiring and developing and retaining key talent.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years experience as a Service Technician
  • Ability to lead others
  • High level of communication and human relations
  • Ability to use standard computer applications and internet functions
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends

Apply to:
Tom Jobling
Ripon Farm Services
Dallamires Lane

Experienced Parts Person – 2 Positions (1 Ripon, 1 Tadcaster)

Job Function:

Responsible for the selling, receiving and delivery of parts and accessories. In addition, delivers in-store customer service, overall organizational promotional and stocking duties.

Essential Duties:

  1. Promotes and sells parts and/or services to meet customer needs.
  2. Supplies Service Technicians with parts as required.
  3. Assists with preparing and maintaining merchandise display.
  4. Verifies receipt of incoming shipments and assists with locating Machine Down and Stock Orders in their correct location.
  5. Follows up on shortages and accelerates issues by reporting to the Outlet Parts Manager.
  6. Executes sales parts marketing plans and shares ideas for future campaigns.
  7. Executes telemarketing sales operations.
  8. Maintains control of inventory management, invoicing and other administration tasks.
  9. Assists in keeping parts inventory clean, orderly and well organized.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Competent knowledge of agricultural equipment and the farming industry
  • Ability to use standard computer applications and internet functions
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends

Apply to:
Tim Petfield
Ripon Farm Services
Dallamires Lane

Service Apprectice – Ottringham

Job Function:

Learns the Service Technician’s role, alternating time between a dedicated technical training and the Dealership. Works with a mentor or unaccompanied on basic repairs of agricultural and/or turf equipment under the direction of the Outlet Service Manager. Performs additional online training to attain the necessary Service Certification by the end of the apprentice period.

Essential  Duties:

  1. Performs basic service tasks & develops skills in removal, disassembly and reconditioning of components.
  2. Assists Technicians as needed.
  3. Reports weekly to a mentor or Outlet Service Manager regarding ongoing activities and progression.
  4. Learns to maintain the condition of inventory, tools and equipment.
  5. Learns to maintain a clean work area and performs work in a professional, neat and orderly fashion.
  6. Uses and wears the appropriate safety equipment provided
  7. May be required to complete other tasks required by the business as part of their development including safe transportation of equipment, valeting machinery, yard work etc.
  8. Learns to complete reports (DTAC), job cards and forms required in conjunction with job assignments.
  9. Participates in Service Training programs required, mostly DLMs, for the development of skills and knowledge.
  10. Follows all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments.
  11. Spends time in all departments to understand the workings of a Dealership.
  12. Acts in a professional manner and actively promotes Ripon Farm Services and John Deere with positivity and integrity

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Motivated to learn with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Background experience with Agriculture
  • Ability to use basic standard computer applications

Please apply in writing or by email to:
Tony Ralph
Ripon Farm Services
Station Road
HU12 0BJ
t. 01964 622351