News

Our New Shotgun Cartridge Pricelist is now available

RFS Cartridge Pricelist WITH CLAYS 4 9 2020 for web

We stock Hull Cartridge and Gamebore at our branches ensuring we have just the cartridge you need. Our latest pricelist with a number of new cartirdges for sale is available to download using the link above and it contains all the cartridges we stock throughout the group at some very attractive prices. Please contact your local parts department to stock up this season.

 

Quadtrac vs. RFS Farmsight

One of our customers wanted John Deere AutoTrac fitting to his Case Quadtrac as well as collecting all the work data from the tractor and sending it wirelessly into his MyJohnDeere Operations Centre account. Jack and Andy from our Farmsight team were more than happy to help.

We fitted a 4640 display in the cab as well as a Starfire SF6000 receiver onto the tractor before fitting an AutoTrac bridge kit to enable the set-up to use the Quadtrac’s own steering valve. The addition of a RTK signal completed the set-up for the highest accuracy possible. To make things even better, we currently have John Deere’s “Connect the Fleet” promotion going on which helped the customer make substantial savings on their investment. Set-up tested and everything is working perfectly. If there is a way to do it, our Farmsight team will find a way!

 

If you have a challenge for the team let us your local area sales manager or local branch now and somebody from Farmsight will get in touch.

 

4 Unbeatable Guidance Upgrade Offers

Unbeatable Guidance Offers

Click the link above to download the latest guidance offers from John Deere. These offers include savings on Starfire 6000 receivers, SF3 subcriptions, 4240 Displays and 4640 Displays.

 

If you have a Starfire iTC receiver, now is the time to contact us regarding an upgrade! To get in touch please contact our Farmsight department by speaking to your local branch.

 

 

 

 

Silage Specials

We know how important good quality silage can be. So to help with this years grass season harvest we have some very competitive deals available on a number of new and ex-demonstration machines. 

John Deere

324A Mounted Mower Conditioner – From £9,550.00

328A Mounted Mower Conditioner – From £11,000.00

Ex Demo F441R Fixed Chamber Round Baler – Call us for details

Ex Demo C441r Wrapper Baler – Call us for details

Ex Demo V461R Variable Chamber Baler – From £37,000.00

Ex Demo L1533 Large Square Baler Twin Axle – Call us for details

L1533 Large Square Baler Single Axle – Call us for details

 

We also have some very competitive finance offers available for our John Deere Silage Specials including:

Balers 0+36 MONTHLY PAYMENTS Commencing July 2020 @ 0%*

Mower Conditioners 2 + 22 MONTHLY PAYMENTS @ 0%*

 

*The finance offer is available for business users in the UK only.  The offer is available until further notice.  Finance is limited to 50% of retail value.  Rates/payments may vary to reflect changes in tax and cost of funds.  VAT where applicable.  An administration fee will be charged.  We may withdraw this offer at any time.  Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

Finance provided by John Deere Bank S.A., a bank registered in Luxembourg under no. B74106 supervised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Luxembourg and trading as ‘John Deere Financial’ from its UK Branch at JDF House, Meteor Court, 43 Barnet Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3GG, UK.   For further information contact your local John Deere dealer.

 

Kuhn

SW 1114C Square Bale Wrapper – From £7,950.00

SW 4014 Trailed Square & Round Bale Wrapper – Call us for details

RW1110C Static Round Bale Wrapper c/w ‘e-Twin’ Technology – Call us for details

 

Kramer

Ex Demo 60.8 Wheeled Loader – Call us for details

Ex Demo 35.8T Wheeled Loader – Call us for details

Ex Demo KT356 Telehandler – Call us for details

 

For details please contact your local area sales manager or local branch.

Introducing RFS Finance Ltd. – Your new Financing Partner

 

We are pleased to introduce RFS Finance Ltd, recently formed and  operating as a trading company as a member of the Ripon Farm Services Group of Companies. For many years Ripon Farm Services have been able offer bespoke funding facilities through John Deere Financial and other specialist finance providers. We have now brought this valued facility in-house and can now offer you some of the most competitive rates available in the UK Agricultural market today.

Many of you will already know the faces that are behind RFS Finance as Andrew Brown and Andrew Wells have worked side by side with RFS for over 25 years. In recent years they have been joined by Jonathan Brown to help compliment the team and keep us at the forefront of all the technology that our funding partners are constantly bringing to the market. So not only do we have over 50 years of experience we have the exuberance of youth, thus allowing us to connect with every generation of your business.

With time at a premium and social distancing rules to adhere to, technological improvements now enable us, if you require, to complete your finance documents by E-Sign and E-mail. However, we will never forget our traditional values and the importance of a one-to-one meeting on your farm.

With funding lines with many funding providers, as well as John Deere Finance, we are we able to offer manufacturer’s subsidised finance packages on all machinery sold within the RFS Group plus we can also fund purchases you may make from any 3rd party suppliers. We provide all means of funding for your purchase, from the traditional Hire Purchase and Lease, to more bespoke products such as Contract hire and Operating Lease.

For anything that doesn’t have wheels or isn’t pulled behind a tractor we can also offer a Loan facility.

We would be delighted to discuss whatever you have in mind, be it a diversification project to a livestock purchase, we can even assist with that large unexpected tractor repair bill. Just give one of us call or ask your local RFS machinery specialist to get us to ring you.

We are always happy to help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment to Covid-19 Group Risk Assessment

 

With the latest Government Regulations on Face coverings for all retail indoor shop areas from 24 July 2020 the following changes to our shop areas are listed below.

All customer’s entering our indoor retail areas must wear a face covering. This may be a mask, perspex face shields’ scarfs or any cloth which covers the mouth and nose.  We have face coverings available to purchase at each of our sites should you require one.

We also recognise that some people are unable to wear them due to hidden medical needs or if they are under the age of eleven and we will not interrogate our customers to confirm health conditions which would exempt them from wearing the masks.

The Government has made clear that it is the Police who enforce the wearing of face coverings, not our staff.  In short, it is down to yourselves as to whether you can wear a mask.

We will continue to follow social distancing within our sites and minimise the people permitted into our retail shop areas.  Please work with our staff to ensure both your safety and theirs.  The social distancing measures are assessed on a site by site basis.

We have hand sanitiser for our customers to use when entering the shop.

For those who still do not feel comfortable to come into our shop, please discuss with us ways we can support you.

Many thanks for your continued custom.

 

 

Original Guidelines posted 23rd of March 2020

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020 we are tightening controls at our depots.

 

PLEASE PHONE AHEAD BEFORE COMING TO THE DEPOT

 

General

  • Face to face contact is to be kept to an absolute minimum
  • No more than 2 people in the same room at the same time
  • Adherence to the 2-metre social distancing guidance
  • All non-essential travel has been suspended
  • No Farm and site visits without customer permission
  • Supplier visits to only occur if agreed in advance

 

Parts

  • Doors to the depots will be locked although restricted access continues to be allowed
  • Where possible please phone ahead – employees will be available over the phone for all depots
  • A maximum of 2 people will be allowed entry into the depot at the same time
  • 2-metre social distancing to be observed at all times within the depot
  • Parts will be arranged to be left in a ‘safe area’ for collection
  • Parts delivery will only be made to customers if prior arrangements have been made and agreed – social distancing measures to be followed eg agreed safe place to leave the parts
  • Parts counter, phones and card terminals cleaned regularly

 

Sales

  • Sales professionals will be working from home with visits to the depot only when necessary
  • Business to operate remotely via phone, text, email, social media
  • Prior to any farm visit all customers will be contacted by phone to agree a safe time and place to meet
  • Appointments, farm and site visits will be available if mutually agreed between the sales team and customers
  • Machine inspections to be concluded at agreed location (no direct contact)
  • All demonstrations postponed until further notice

 

Service

  • On farm and in depot repairs and breakdowns will continue to be supported.
  • Disposable gloves will be worn at all times and points of contact need to be cleaned pre and post repair
  • All service vehicles will be issued with cleaning products subject to availability
  • Service managers and service administrators may move to home working
  • Social distancing must be observed

December Newsletter

Our December newsletter is available to view. This month we talk about all the latest John Deere machinery including the new 6M, 7R, 8R/8RT & 8RX as well as the 4140i/4150i sprayer and Mazzotti sprayer. We are now dealers for the Tilly trailer pass and we have a feature on what the Tilly pass offers. This month our branch focus moves North to Stockton too. There are plenty of offers and products also advertised so have a look and you might even find something perfect for Christmas. To view simply click the link below:

RFS December Newsletter Online

to download click the link below:

December RFS Newsletter 2019

November Newsletter

Our November newsletter is now available to download. This month we have a lot of news, updates and offers covered. For news we have a feature on Kuhn’s new Cleanstraw system, the soon to be released Kramer Black Edition, our attendance at the Midlands Machinery Show and our popular Farmer Christmas events and finally a feature on Stihl’s new Li-Ion cordless range.

For offers we have a special on Kramer telescopic wheel loaders, Kramp winter specials, a chance to win a £500 showroom voucher with Buckler boots and the release of our Winter service package for lawn mowers and lawn tractors.

As always we also have a selection of used machinery advertised but for the most up to date information please see our website.

 

To view the newsletter online click here.

Or to download click the download link below:

November 2019 RFS Newsletter

Jobs

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 advisers, sales executives, administration staff, apprentices and more.

 

Agricultural Dealership Parts Adviser

Ripon Farm Services, Dallamires Lane, Ripon HG4 1TT

(12 branch John Deere dealership covering Yorkshire, Teeside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire)

General duties:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Parts department. The parts adviser role is varied as you’ll be key to helping customers, our service department and sales department with the parts they require while keeping on top of stocking, ordering and promotional displays. A key member of a small parts team, you’ll be instrumental to the branch and our customers.

Qualities

Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided. Basic mechanical knowledge, whether from work or a hobby, would be essential. A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday with occasional overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Benefits

  • Attractive salary package, further negotiable depending on experience, with overtime.
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company.
  • Plus a company account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you, are provided.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to – recruitment@riponfarmservices.com . There is no application deadline but we’ll reply to all entries within 2 weeks.

 

Area Sales Manager – Keighley

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealership covering 12 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.  We are responsible for the sale and aftersales support of a wide range of agricultural machinery and products.

 

The position of Area Sales Manager reports into the Group Sales Manager. The role is based at the Keighley depot and you will be required to be visiting customers at their premises. We supply and support the latest in agricultural technology from industry leading manufacturers including John Deere, Kramer, Kuhn, Bailey Trailers, Spearhead, Ifor Williams and many more.

 

As an Area Sales Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining existing accounts as well as generating new business within your sales area. You will be required to prioritise your workload and manage your own diary to achieve your targets and meet the business goals. You must be computer literate and have the ability to prioritise your workload in an efficient and flexible manner.

 

Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our agricultural customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry. To succeed in this role, you will require excellent communication skills and the ability to forge professional working relationships with new and existing customers. You must be commercially minded and have the drive and ambition to expand existing business and develop new accounts in the Keighley area.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an established salesperson with a proven track record in direct sales or for an individual who has a background knowledge of modern agricultural machinery, latest efficiency improving technologies and modern farming operations who would like to develop their career in a sales role.

 

We offer an excellent package that includes a competitive basic salary, generous commission and bonus scheme, company vehicle, generous holiday allowance, pension and ongoing training.

 

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com and if you have any questions please call Richard Halsall, our Group Sales Manager, on 07392 196083.

 

Area Sales Manager – Retford

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealership covering 12 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.  We are responsible for the sale and aftersales support of a wide range of agricultural machinery and products.

The position of Area Sales Manager reports into the Group Sales Manager. The role is based at the Retford depot and you will be required to be visiting customers at their premises. We supply and support the latest in agricultural technology from industry leading manufacturers including John Deere, Kramer, Kuhn, Bailey Trailers, Spearhead, Ifor Williams and many more.

As an Area Sales Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining existing accounts as well as generating new business within your sales area. You will be required to prioritise your workload and manage your own diary to achieve your targets and meet the business goals. You must be computer literate and have the ability to prioritise your workload in an efficient and flexible manner.

Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our agricultural customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry. To succeed in this role, you will require excellent communication skills and the ability to forge professional working relationships with new and existing customers. You must be commercially minded and have the drive and ambition to expand existing business and develop new accounts in the Retford area.

This is an excellent opportunity for an established salesperson with a proven track record in direct sales or for an individual who has a background knowledge of modern agricultural machinery, latest efficiency improving technologies and modern farming operations who would like to develop their career in a sales role.

We offer an excellent package that includes a competitive basic salary, generous commission and bonus scheme, company vehicle, generous holiday allowance, pension and ongoing training.

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com and if you have any questions please call Ben Moseley, our Group Sales Manager, on 07580 351517.

 

Agricultural Service Mechanic

Positions available at Ripon, Market Weighton, Retford, Keighley, Darrington & Louth.

(12 branch John Deere dealership covering Yorkshire, Teeside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire)

 

Duties

To work in a busy Agricultural Service Department performing maintenance and repairs on agricultural machinery. This work will often be done at customer’s farms ensuring plenty of local travel around the area.

Qualities

Proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems is required to enable the repair of agricultural equipment. A base understanding of agriculture and machinery would be essential. A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm) with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive salary package, further negotiable depending on experience, with overtime.
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Full company uniform provision including work boots, clothing and overalls provided by the company.
  • Diagnostic laptop & phone pre-installed with all the latest industry leading diagnostic programs and machinery support, plus training available on how to get the most from it.
  • Plus a company account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you, are provided.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.

 

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com and if you have any questions please email us and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with the service manager at the branch.

 

Panel Beater

Ripon Paint and Body, Dallamires Lane, Ripon HG4 1TT – Tel: 01765 690300

 

At Ripon Paint and Body we complete paint and body repairs in addition to other mechanical repairs for manufacturers, insurance companies and the public. Our repairs are of the highest standards and to continue to maintain those standards, last year we opened our brand new purpose built state of the art Paint and Body shop in Ripon. Due to our increasing business demands, we are now recruiting for a panel beater.

 

Duties

To work in a busy state of the art paint and body shop under the supervision of the bodyshop supervisor and his team. As one of our panel beaters you will be responsible for completing repairs on damaged vehicles in line with manufacturer recommended tolerances to provide the highest level of repairs to maintain our excellent reputation for high standards of work. Training paths and support will be given and will be required to ensure compliance with repair approvals.

 

Qualities

We are looking for somebody with experience of welding to a high level, dent removal, an ability to use diagnostic tools and experience in vehicle repairs. Industry qualifications would be preferred but not essential as training can be provided for the correct candidate. A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

 

Hours of work

Full time 8am-5pm Monday – Friday with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

We offer an excellent remuneration package that includes a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), generous holiday allowance, pension and ongoing training.

 

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

 

MET Technician/ Technician & MOT Tester

Ripon Paint and Body, Dallamires Lane, Ripon HG4 1TT – Tel: 01765 690300

 

At Ripon Paint and Body we complete paint and body repairs in addition to other mechanical repairs for manufacturers, insurance companies and the public. Our repairs are of the highest standards and to continue to maintain those standards, last year we opened our brand new purpose built state of the art Paint and Body shop in Ripon. Due to our increasing business demands, we are now recruiting for a technician to help with MET, MOT’s and general mechanical repairs.

 

Duties

To work in a busy state of the art paint and body shop under the supervision of the bodyshop manager and his team. Day to day duties will vary but include repairing a variety of vehicles from the company fleet, carrying out mechanical, electrical, and trim repairs to accident damaged vehicles. Carrying out MOT’s on the fleet and customers vehicles. Training paths and support will be given and will be required to ensure compliance with repair approvals.

 

Qualities

We are looking for an applicant who has existing experience and training in vehicle repair and would prefer somebody with existing experience of paint and body work although this is not essential as training would be provided. Mechanical experience and an enthusiasm to learn are essential. A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

 

Hours of work

Full time 8am-5pm Monday – Friday with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

We offer an excellent remuneration package that includes a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), generous holiday allowance, pension and ongoing training.

 

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

 

Trailer Centre Mechanic

Ripon Trailer Centre, North Bridge, Ripon HG4 1HY

(Ifor Williams trailer centre and part of the Ripon Farm Services dealer group)

 

Duties

This is a multifunctional role working at our  Trailer Centre in Ripon primarily performing repairs and maintenance on customer and dealer owned equipment. You will also help the other departments when required including liaising with customers regarding trailer sales, serving customers in the showroom and helping the parts department when they need it. Must be computer literate.

 

Qualities

Mechanical and electrical knowledge essential. Experience with trailers would be preferred but is not required as full training will be provided. You should be self-motivated with a positive ‘can do’ attitude who has the ability to multitask .. You will have some mechanical/ engineering experience and be comfortable completing a number of basic machinery repairs.

You must have a UK driving licence as there is a requirement  to drive company vehicles.

A trailer licence would be preferred but it is not essential as training will be provided.

 

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm) with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends. You will be required to work the weekend rota.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive salary package, further negotiable depending on experience, with overtime.
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Full company uniform provision including work boots, clothing and overalls provided by the company.
  • Plus a company account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you, are provided.
  • A chance to work with industry leading Ifor Williams trailers and to become part of the Ripon Farm Services dealer group.

 

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com and if you have any questions please call us on 01765 698948.

 

Now recruiting Service Apprenticeships

If you are interested in a career in our service departments, please get in touch at recruitment@riponfarmservices.com