News | October, 2021 Archive

Ripon Farm Services – Kramer 2021 Best Brand Ambassador

On the 26th of October Kramer hosted their first Digital Dealer Awards and we’re extremely pleased to have won the 2021 Best Brand Ambassador Award.

For details of our award, you can skip to 23:20 on the video to see the announcement and see Geoff Brown, Managing Director) being presented with the award. Thank you to all our staff and customers for all their help because without them, awards like this would not happen.

Double victory for John Deere

European agricultural machinery journalists have announced the Tractor of the Year for 2022, with John Deere winning two awards. The 7R 350 AutoPowr model took first place in the overall Tractor of the Year category, while the 6120M AutoPowr received the Best Utility Tractor award.

In the main category, the John Deere 7R 350 AutoPowr tractor impressed the judges in all aspects of the very rigorous voting process:

  • on-board technology and automation package;
  • wide, spacious cab offering maximum quality and comfort;
  • excellent field performance;
  • high efficiency;
  • ActiveCommand Steering (ACS);
  • EZ Ballast weight system.

In the Best Utility Tractor category, the John Deere 6120M AutoPowr model scored highly with the following features:

  • compact design and flexibility due to the short 2.4m wheelbase;
  • high payload of 4.7 tonnes;
  • latest precision farming technology;
  • excellent suitability for front loader work.

Tractor of the Year is an international award programme that has been running since 1998. The jury consists of 26 leading agricultural technology journalists from 25 European countries. For the second year in a row, the awards were presented at the EIMA International agricultural technology trade fair in Bologna, Italy.

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.

All visitors will be required to present a valid NHS Covid passport or an approved international equivalent, or a valid text or email confirmation from the NHS of a recent negative test result to gain entry (children aged 5 and over will also need to show proof of a recent negative lateral flow test to gain entry). Covid vaccination cards (showing the second dose) are also valid for entry with a form of ID. Information on how to get an NHS Covid pass can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

Face masks/coverings must be worn at all times in the venue except when eating and drinking. Please note that there will be no lateral flow tests available at the show. More guidance on the Covid protocols for the event can be found below.

The show, which is one of the key events in the northern agricultural calendar, will feature the largest combine harvester in Europe and the brand-new and hugely anticipated John Deere 6R tractor.

There will be opportunities to see and discuss the latest Precision Agriculture technology which helps farmers and growers make better Agronomic decisions to reduce input costs and increase yields and profits.

Hot food and refreshments will be available throughout the show.

Apart from John Deere, high-profile exhibitors at the show will include Kramer, Bailey Trailers, Kuhn, Ifor Williams Trailers, Spearhead, Dalbo and Mazzotti Sprayers.

Our show is famous for a reason and we’re really excited to be back.

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