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Mazzotti receives John Deere brand endorsement

A fully-owned subsidiary of John Deere operating from its base in Ravenna, Italy, Mazzotti is focused on building self-propelled sprayers that offer high customer value. With the support of the John Deere dealer network, Mazzotti has been steadily growing its sales in Europe, as well as entering key markets such as the US, Australia and China.

Following its acquisition by John Deere in 2017, and the integration of its technology, processes, components and parts within the worldwide John Deere sprayer business, Mazzotti has now become an officially endorsed brand. This signifies that customers will receive the same levels of product quality, parts availability and service support throughout the life cycle of the sprayers as they would expect to receive from any other John Deere dealer supplied machine.

While the company’s sprayer models will continue to be separately branded, the logo will now include ‘by John Deere’ underneath the Mazzotti name. The new Mazzotti by John Deere logo was publicly seen for the first time at the 2021 EIMA show in Bologna, Italy in October.

This new brand endorsement is supported by the continual development of the Mazzotti product range, which already features John Deere engines, cabs, the M-Spray dual-circuit solution system and precision ag systems. Parts will now be available through the European Parts Distribution Centre (EPDC) in Germany and all machines supported by the John Deere Dealer Technical Assistance Centre (DTAC) system.

Mazzotti’s MAF self-propelled sprayers sold through selected dealers in the UK & Ireland complement the John Deere model range, which now offers the widest choice of machines in the EU and CIS markets. Mazzotti produces compact, light sprayers with a front cab configuration, and special features including variable ground clearance, independent suspension and the Air Assist spray system.

For 2022 the small MAF 2580, 3180, 3580HP and 4080HP (high-performance) models, with respective tank capacities of 2500, 3000, 3500 and 4000 litres, receive new updated styling, with stronger one-piece side shields and lower profile shielding to allow better ‘over the shoulder’ visibility to the rear and boom from the cab. These machines will also feature improved access to the solution tank and engine, and a new rear axle flow divider option for hydrostatic models that provides increased traction in extreme conditions or for side-hill operation.

The larger MAF 4240, 5240 and 6240 (4000, 5000 and 6000-litre capacity) sprayers will be fitted with the John Deere combine cab for delivery from May 2022.

We’re Back !! Ripon Farm Services New Year Show – 19th and 20th of January 2022

We’re very pleased to announce our famous Ripon Farm Services show is back for 2022. It will be heading to the Harrogate showground on the 19th and 20th of January and will feature all our brands machinery, products and services as well as all our specialists in attendance to answer any questions on the day.

Our show is famous for a reason and we’re really excited to be back. Please watch this page for all the latest updates as we unveil the specific equipment that will be available on the day !!

Drone footage of what you could expect to see below. Drone footage taken before we opened the doors in 2019.

Perfect tyre pressure at the push of a button

A new fully integrated tyre pressure control system for John Deere 8R Series tractors equipped with independent link suspension (ILS) can now be ordered ex-factory.

Using an on-board compressor, this John Deere manufactured system allows the tractor driver to continually monitor and adjust tyre pressure with just the push of a button. Constant optimisation of tyre pressure can increase efficiency both in the field and on the road, making overall tractor performance better than ever before.

Low tyre pressure in the field helps to prevent soil compaction, protects soil structure by reducing fuel-sapping wheel slip and bulldozing effects, and increases pulling performance. On the other hand, high tyre pressure on the road improves driving behaviour, while rolling resistance and tyre wear are reduced.

Additionally, fuel consumption is significantly lower. The environment therefore benefits from lower CO2 emissions and farmers benefit from higher yields and lower operating costs.

Tyres can be deflated for field work to increase their footprint by nearly 25 per cent, with a reduction of up to 3psi in ground pressure, giving two to four per cent less wheel slip. This also helps to increase field speed while reducing soil compaction and smearing. Back on the road, the simple button press reinflates the tyres to optimum pressure for travelling and transport operations.

John Deere’s new central tyre inflation system (CTIS) can be easily adjusted using the tractor’s CommandCenter display and features uniquely quick inflation and deflation times.

For example, the internal pressure of a large tyre combination (710/75R42s with 650/60R34s) can be increased from 0.8 to 1.8 bar in less than six and a half minutes, while less than four minutes is needed to release the pressure from the tyres. This is ensured by the inside diameter of the air lines, which are 33 per cent larger than other solutions.

An external compressed air connection allows even faster inflation, for example by taking air from a slurry tank compressor. It is also possible to connect an air gun for cleaning purposes, if required. Instead of the usual standard plastic air lines, strong fabric hoses are used, which are safely secured to the tractor’s front and rear wheels.

John Deere is also responding to customer demands for higher performance tyres and is increasingly offering a wider choice of VF (very high flexion) options. Consequently, this allows operators to work with the lowest tyre pressures even when using higher ballasting weights.

Price of the new John Deere CTIS option is £13,490 in the UK, or €14,555 in Ireland.

New snow blades & spreaders for John Deere Gators

John Deere and Douglas Dynamics, the parent company of US brands such as Western, Fisher and SnowEx, have entered into an allied partnership agreement for the Western Products range of snow and ice removal solutions for utility vehicles.

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Western Products is the leading manufacturer of snow and ice control products. It offers a variety of front-mounted blades plus hopper and tailgate-mounted sand and salt spreaders, along with a wide selection of performance-enhancing snow plough and spreader accessories and parts.

All Western products can be installed quickly and easily on John Deere’s range of Gator utility vehicles. There is a choice of 1.82m (72in) straight and V-blade snow plough models with hydraulic or winch lift, and each comes with replaceable cutting edges and plough markers. The hydraulic blades feature an in-cab joystick control for lifting and angling, and optional accessories include plough shoes, rubber deflectors or poly cutting edges.

Alongside the snow blades, the Western stainless steel spreaders feature variable material flow rates with in-cab speed controls. These include a 340kg capacity hopper unit with a spread width of up to 9m, and two drop spreaders with capacities of 90 or 217kg, fitted plastic covers and adjustable spread pattern widths of 76, 83 or 91cm.

For more details regarding product information and compatibility with John Deere Gator models, please refer to the online quick match selection system at https://www.westernplows.com/quick-match/

John Deere launches biggest ever trailed sprayer

John Deere’s new R975i sprayer is the biggest trailed model the company has ever produced. This 7500-litre machine will join the rest of the R900i Series line-up, with tank capacities of 4400, 5200 and 6200 litres, in 2022.

As with other sprayers in the range, this new model benefits from John Deere Precision Ag technologies, enabling customers to profit from additional smart solutions. The R975i is designed to meet customer requirements for larger tank volumes and wider booms, as well as higher accuracy, reduced chemical use and more comfort when filling and operating the sprayer.

The machine’s new larger volume will mean farmers and contractors can spend more time in the field spraying, and so increase productivity by covering larger areas with one tank. The proven PowrSpray dual-circuit solution system also helps to speed up filling times, improves spray application and increases accuracy.

For the first time on John Deere sprayers, the M900(i) and R900i Series models will offer 25cm nozzle spacing as an option. This is an ‘On Centre’ solution that means an additional nozzle is placed between each 50cm nozzle body on the spray boom. John Deere has also added a nozzle body plus an additional nozzle at each end of the boom to offer full coverage and eliminate underdosing at the boom ends.

All trailed sprayer ranges will also benefit from the options launched on the R700i Series for 2021. These include Individual Nozzle Control, which limits over- or underdosing to help preserve yields while saving input costs. Nozzle Control offers savings in crop protection products worth up to 6€/ha* on top of Section Control.

Another feature is the new Closed Transfer System, which is an ISO approved coupling. This prevents contact with and any spillages of crop protection products, to ensure filling the sprayer is safe for the environment as well as the operator.

On the M700(i) and R700i Series sprayers, an additional key feature for the German and Netherlands markets is a new 33m wide boom with 3m Section or Individual Nozzle Control options. This boom will complement small 3m grain drills as well as 75cm row crops, enabling fewer passes with one tankful and therefore also increasing productivity.

New John Deere engine powers latest foragers

John Deere has added two new models to its 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvester range. At the heart of the 9500 and 9600 is an all-new 18-litre John Deere engine producing 700 and 750hp respectively.

The 9000 Series foragers are well known for HarvestMotion, the company’s unique low engine RPM concept which boosts productivity and efficiency, with 10 per cent more performance and 10 per cent lower fuel consumption. Building on this success, the 9500 and 9600 utilise the new JD18X engine, which requires no DEF.

This award-winning engine design introduces HarvestMotion Plus, which delivers an exceptional torque rise and even more power at low engine RPM. It also produces extra power up to 766hp on the 9500 and 787hp on the 9600. All these features will provide customers with a 10 per cent lower fuel cost per harvested tonne and 33 per cent lower oil cost compared to other machines in the same horsepower class.

The new 9500 and 9600 self-propelled foragers also come with a new, 20cm longer eight-row spout design, featuring optimised contours and styling to enable a higher throughput. Servicing is made easier by additional openings to help increase machine uptime.

The large crop channel width of 850mm is tailored to handle the tremendous throughput of these machines, to ensure the best possible forage quality and chopping efficiency. Because of the higher engine horsepower, these new foragers feature a reinforced drivetrain and improved mainframe. The proven DuraDrum cutterhead is also designed to handle massive crop flows independent of the selected length of cut.

Kernel processor Rolls are available with a standard sawtooth design on the Premium KP unit, and either the sawtooth or a new XCut design on the XStream KP, which features a spiral cut groove across the roll surface. Both roll designs are also available with the proven Dura Line heavy-duty coating for increased durability.

These two new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters are available with John Deere’s complete range of ISG (Intelligent Solutions Group) precision farming systems, for improved operator comfort and cutting quality. These include:

  • the HarvestLab 3000 NIR (near infrared) sensor – view and document real-time measurements of crop yield, moisture and other constituents such as protein, starch, fibre etc as totals or in convenient site-specific maps;
  • HarvestLab 3000 also enables AutoLOC automatic length-of-cut settings and silage additive dosing on the move, based on dry matter content;
  • the same sensor system can be used in stationary mode for analysing clamp silage in order to manage feed rations more accurately, and for analysing the constituents in manure (eg N, NH4, P & K) when operating a slurry tanker;
  • AutoTrac automatic steering;
  • MachineSync automatically coordinates trailer speed and position with the forager;
  • RowSense feeler guidance allows the forager to automatically follow maize rows;
  • Active Fill Control (AFC) for automatic filling of trailers;
  • the JohnDeere Operations Center web portal for active fleet management and displaying both machine and harvest data.

Specifications:

MODEL95009600
EngineJD18XJD18X
Displacement18.0-litre18.0-litre
Cylinders66
Rated power (@1800rpm)700hp750hp
Max. power (@1350rpm)766hp787hp
Emission stageFT4/EU Stage 5FT4/EU Stage 5
TransmissionProDrive, fully automaticProDrive, fully automatic
Crop channel typeWide bodyWide body
Cutterhead width diameter no. of knivesDuraDrum 850mm 670mm 40-48-56-64DuraDrum 850mm 670mm 40-48-56-64
Belt grooves at main drive88
Kernel processorJD Premium KP or JD XStream KPJD Premium KP or JD XStream KP
Fuel tank capacity1500 litres1500 litres

Careers

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.

Driver

Stockton and Keighley

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer 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, predominantly the exciting John Deere range of products. 

Duties

  • Support with the collection or delivery of wholegoods when required;
  • Receive in goods and proactively storing items into their correct locations;
  • Ensuring all administration duties are completed;
  • Assist with general housekeeping activities and tasks.

You will be expected to maintain the company delivery vehicles in a clean state and carry’s out weekly safety checks and inform our Manager of any faults relating to the vehicle. 

Trailer license required.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Farm Services and John Deere with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on products and systems and will be provided.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday with weekend work required as part of a rota.

Must be flexible to support the business needs with seasonal demands.

Benefits 

  • Enhanced holiday scheme;
  • Entry into the company pension scheme;
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company;
  • A company staff 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.

 This is a temporary position which may become permanent for the right candidate. 

Panel Technician

Bodyshop

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre part of the Ripon Farm Services Group.  It is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer covering 12 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Operating from new purpose built premises, Ripon Paint and Body holds a number of insurance and manufacture approvals including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and the VW Group to name but a few.

General duties:

Auto body panel technicians must communicate with customers and employees to plan and execute repairs to structural assemblies or panel replacement jobs on a variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks and agricultural equipment. They will be required to have knowledge of specialty techniques, including the use of multi materials, welding of different types of metals and alloys and repair and fill to exacting standards.

Completes tasks using manufacturers specified repair methods with accuracy and minimal waste. Completes all work, reports and administration required for work assignments are recorded and provided in a timely manner.

Complies with all Health and Safety legislation and Company Policies and Procedures, to ensure safety of all staff, customers, and visitors.

Participates in any mandatory training Certification programs required for the development of the business and their skills and knowledge. Maintains equipment to exacting standards.

Ensures own and company tools are stored neatly and in their correct locations.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Paint and Body with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of working in a Bodyshop environment is essential. A driving licence will be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm).

Must be flexible to support with overtime to suit the business demands, seasonal at evenings and weekends.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company.
  • A company staff 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.

Paint Technician – Bodyshop

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre part of the Ripon Farm Services Group. It is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer covering 12 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Operating from new purpose built premises, Ripon Paint and Body holds a number of insurance and manufacture approvals, including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and the VW Group to name but a few.

As a Paint Technician, you will be required to:

  • Performs paint refinishing on all aspects of vehicles;
  • Participates in any required training;
  • Able to mix paint colours with accuracy and minimal waste;
  • Has the ability to colour match accurately and utilise spray out cards to prevent over blending;
  • Completes tasks using manufacturers specified repair methods.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Paint and Body with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of working in a Bodyshop environment is essential. A driving licence will be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Benefits:

  • Family-oriented business with a supportive working environment
  • Working with premium brands
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Holiday Scheme
  • Staff uniform provided
  • Technicians’ tools at cost
  • Free parking
  • Staff discount

Applications

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

Group Marketing Manager

The position of Group Marketing Manager reports into the Commercial Director and will be based in Ripon. You will be responsible for developing and delivering the go-to-market strategy for the Company working in conjunction with the Sales and Aftermarket Management teams.

In addition, the Group Marketing Manager will assist with the communication and mainstreaming of John Deere Precision Ag strategy across the AOR along with promotion of the Ripon Farm Services Brand.

Objectives

  • Improve lead generation and drive sales participation of key products and brands such as tractors, combines, forage harvesters, sprayers, grassland products, John Deere, Kuhn and Kramer;
  • Promote the RFS Brand as Ag Machinery supplier of choice in harvest and foraging across all media platforms;
  • Develop a market leading website with a focus on lead generation;
  • Marketing of used equipment;
  • Develop the use of CRM for tactical marketing initiatives;
  • Development and implementation of Account Based Marketing strategy and tactics;
  • Manage Marketing budget for continuous improvement in cost per opportunity.

Marketing Manager Requirements:

  • Ability to help define and implement the strategic Marketing Strategy;
  • Key account management with both manufacturers and key customers;
  • Support and drive internal co-operation;
  • Develop the Company’s CRM strategy;
  • Demonstrate strong Brand Marketing experience;
  • Ability to monitor the effectiveness of marketing plans/campaigns and respond accordingly;
  • Commercially minded with the ability to support the Company’s budgets for revenue and gross profit;
  • Creative thinker;
  • Writing, editing and overseeing copywriting;
  • Strong multichannel marketing skills;
  • Highly organised with project management skills and an ability to manage and work with a team;
  • Higher education/degree or Marketing qualifications or a minimum of 5 years marketing experience.

To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Agricultural Service Mechanic

Positions available at Ripon, Retford, Keighley, Louth, Malton, Tadcaster, Darrington, Market Weighton, Ottringham, Stockton & Brigg

(12 branch John Deere dealership covering Yorkshire, Teesside, 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.

Agricultural Dealership Parts Adviser

Keighley, Ripon, Ottringham and Louth

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 .

Agricultural Dealership Parts Apprentice

Positions available at Louth, Keighley, Tadcaster and Ottringham.

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

General duties:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Parts department as our parts apprentice. 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. As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry. Full apprenticeship training is provided by our apprenticeship provider giving an industry recognised qualification upon competition. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ and full details of these can be found on our website or the websites of John Deere or ProVQ.

 Hours of work

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

 Applications

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

Now recruiting Service Apprenticeships

Positions available at Retford, Market Weighton and Brigg.

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer 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, predominantly the exciting John Deere range of products. Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Service department as a Service Apprentice. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ with the emphasis firmly on farm machinery. As an apprentice you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing through to complex component overhauls utilising the very latest John Deere diagnostic equipment.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will receive an industry recognised qualification upon competition. Our Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship follows the level 3 Apprenticeship Standard; Land-Based Service Engineering Technician (ST0243).

The program duration is approximately 36 to 48 months and includes 24 weeks of block release training spread over 3 years conducted at purpose-built training facility in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire.  At the end of the training period you will need to complete and EPA. This will consist of online tests, practical observations, and professional discussions using the evidence collected throughout your apprenticeship.

Qualities

  • As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided.
  • Apprentices are required to have achieved English & Maths at GCSE A-C or 4 & above, or Functional Skills Level 2 prior to being put forward for EPA.

Hours of work

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

Applications: To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com .

ProVQ

To register with ProVQ, please use the following link: ProVQ Screening System

Groundcare Technician – Ripon and Tadcaster

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer 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, predominantly the exciting John Deere range of products. Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

General duties:

You will need to demonstrate the ability to perform diagnostics and repairs on agricultural or turf equipment proficiently whilst protecting the departments’ profitability. This will be from both the depot and at customers premises.

Through your knowledge and experience, advise customers on optimisation techniques for their machines and products and services offered by Ripon Farm Services and John Deere. Understand the manufacturers’ customer care process.

Successfully complete mandatory training to support product knowledge and to maintain and develop your skills and knowledge. You must comply with all Health and Safety legislation, Company Policies and Procedures, to ensure the safety of all staff, customers, and visitors.

Complete all reports and administration required for work assignments on time.

Ensure own and company tools are stored neatly and in their correct locations and are adequately maintained. Maintain a clean workstation, company vehicle, and associated areas.

Perform pre-delivery set up on new or used equipment and supports service specialists when required.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Farm Services with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on products and systems and will be provided. A driving licence will be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles and agricultural equipment.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm).

Must be flexible to support with overtime to suit the business demands, this will be seasonally, evenings and weekends.

Benefits

  • Company vehicle;
  • Enhanced holiday scheme;
  • Entry into the company pension scheme;
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company;
  • A company staff 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;
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology;
  • Free parking.

Applications: To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com .

Apprentice – Turf/Groundcare Technician

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer 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, predominantly the exciting John Deere range of products. Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Groundcare department as a Turf Apprentice. The Turf Technician apprenticeship develops exactly the same skills as its agricultural equivalent, but with the focus more on machines used by golf courses, sports grounds, local authorities, landscapers and country estates. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ. 

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will receive an industry recognised qualification upon competition. Our Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship follows the level 3 Apprenticeship Standard; Land-Based Service Engineering Technician (ST0243).

The program duration is approximately 36 to 48 months and includes 24 weeks of block release training spread over 3 years conducted at purpose-built training facility in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire.  At the end of the training period you will need to complete and EPA. This will consist of online tests, practical observations, and professional discussions using the evidence collected throughout your apprenticeship.

Qualities

  • As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided.
  • Apprentices are required to have achieved English & Maths at GCSE A-C or 4 & above, or Functional Skills Level 2 prior to being put forward for EPA.

Hours of work

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

Applications: To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com .

ProVQ

To register with ProVQ, please use the following link: ProVQ Screening System

Trailer Centre Mechanic/Electrician

Ripon Trailer Centre, North Bridge, Ripon HG4 1HY

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer 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, and you will be predominantly working on Ifor Williams trailer products. Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

General duties:

To work in our trailer centre in Ripon 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.

You should be self-motivated with an attitude to do what is needed at the time. You will have mechanical/ engineering experience and be comfortable completing a number of basic machinery repairs as well as diagnosing electrical faults.

A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles. A trailer licence would be preferred but it is not essential as if you do not have one, we will ensure you can get one as it will be required. Must be computer literate.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Farm Services with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of trailer equipment would be preferred but full training on products and systems and will be provided. A driving licence may be required as there may be a need to drive company vehicles.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm).

Must be flexible to support with overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company.
  • A company staff 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.

No agencies please!

Special Finance Available on all New John Deere Gators

In partnership with John Deere Financial we are now able to offer a special finance offer of 2 + 22 monthly payments @ 0% on all New John Deere Gators.

*T&Cs apply. Business users only, subject to credit acceptance. Offer available until the 28th of February 2021.

Speak to your local area sales manager for more details or contact us at https://www.riponfarmservices.com/contact.html

RFS (Ripon) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Ref No 674072) for consumer credit purposes. Our FCA Permitted business is arranging finance contracts. RFS is a broker for finance and not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and finance products to assist with your purchase, who may pay us for introducing you to them. You can check this on the FCA Register by visiting the www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the FCA direct on 0800 111 6768.

5R Tractors in Stock – 100 – 125hp Ready to Work!!

 

Great offers available now on stock John Deere 5R Series tractors including flexible financing to suit your business from John Deere Financial.

Example pricing –

  • Operational Lease – from only £456 per month,
  • Hire Purchase with 3+33 monthly payments at 0% APR*

*based on 50% of RRP, T&Cs apply. Business users only, subject to credit acceptance. Offer available until the 28th of February 2021.

 

Speak to your local area sales manager for more details or contact us at https://www.riponfarmservices.com/contact.html

 

RFS (Ripon) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Ref No 674072) for consumer credit purposes. Our FCA Permitted business is arranging finance contracts. RFS is a broker for finance and not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and finance products to assist with your purchase, who may pay us for introducing you to them. You can check this on the FCA Register by visiting the www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the FCA direct on 0800 111 6768.