Visitors from KroneKlaus Maecker from the Krone service department arrived for his first visit to Aotearoa last month. He was kept very busy and he covered a fair bit of the country from his base here in Masterton.
Win a trip to Grasslands 2014We are holding another photographic competition. You have the chance to join us on the Grasslands Field Days trip in Europe 2014 for free.
Big X in The ’NakiOn 23 October we set off for Taranaki with a new Big X 700 fitted with the EasyFlow grass front to demonstrate to interested contractors. Orchard Contracting, K.G. Moratti Contracting and Campbell Contracting had the opportunity to try out the new machine. Once the operators got used to the configuration of the joystick the comments were all quite similar: “Nice to drive, comfortable and plenty of power – would love to see it in maize.”
Swadro 2000 from the Operator’s SeatAndrew Tulloch Contracting has put the amazing six-rotor rake from Krone to the test. Righthand man Arron Cook took the 19.5m model out and had this to say:
1tRIPr Strip Tiller from OrthmanThis season three new Orthman strip tillers were put to work here, preparing for maize.
Grasslands Trip 2014
|13||Depart Wellington for Johannesburg via Sydney|
|14||Day in Johannesburg to de-jetlag|
|15||Visit the Nampo agricultural show in Bothaville - live demonstrations|
|16 - 18||Depart for Victoria Falls for various activities|
|19||Depart for London - travel to Stoneleigh Lodge|
|21 - 22||Grasslands Field Days|
|22||Depart for Dusseldorf Germany|
|23||Factory visit at Krone|
|24||Visit contractors around Spelle|
|25||Depart for Munich|
|26||Visit MANN plant in Augsburg and return to Munich|
|27||Depart by bus to Frankfurt|
|28||Depart Frankfurt for Wellington|
A fond farewell for Ralph PriddleAfter almost 40 years with the company, Ralph is leaving the company to pursue a more leisurely lifestyle.
Record attendance at Service School 2012This was yet another tremendous success due to the massive effort from the team led by Allan Taute and backed by Coral Birch. We had record attendance, and the results from the test were well above the average on previous years - good news for our end users!
Survey ResponsesWe thank everyone who returned the surveys sent out in June. We received a lot of positive feedback which we appreciate very much. Each response has been carefully read and we are using the information to plan ways of improving our performance. If you left something out of your response or did not get around to returning the survey and still want to comment, we are always very keen to hear from you, either at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0800 88 55 624.
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