Another consignment of Krone equipment is loaded for distribution at our assembly facility in Masterton. Our close association with Palmerston Transport ensures we get sade and timely deliveries from Invercargill to Kaitaia.
A staff member leaves...
Parts manager Brian Field has taken up an opportunity with a small truck parts business. Brian gave 20 years good service to Tulloch Farm Machines for which we are most appreciative and wish him and his family every success with the new venture.
Another is promoted...
We would also like to congratulate Hugh Lundie
on his promotion to replace Brian and wish him well in his new position. James Hannon has filled the slot in the parts department.
Dealer training popular
Keeping dealers up to speed with customer service on TFM equipment is a high priority
To reaffirm our commitment to customer satisfaction through skilled sales and service staff, TFM set up specialised dealer training programs - one for sales staff in August and another for service staff in September.
Service training for all dealers was conducted in Masterton, which consisted of two 2-day intensive courses on our main product lines.
The sales training was split with one course in Ashburton and one in Hamilton. Attendance for sales and service courses were good and report back from participants was very positive.
We would like to thank all participants for their time and input and look forward to training in 2005.
Dealers are asked to get in touch with Tulloch Farm Machines to indicate interest in training for next year. Dates for 2005 have not yet been finalised but we expect they will be the same time of the year.
Our newest member of staff, James was educated at Wairarapa College in Masterton and probably did not realise his career path was already mapped out for him.
Grandfather Neil Hannon worked as a salesman for Tullochs from 1965 to 1985 and his father David Hannon worked for Tullochs from 1982 to 1986 in the Parts Dept.
After school James worked as a locksmith and then in a pack house for one season. A position in the Parts Department at Tulloch Farm Machines became available and James was naturally interested! After conferring with his father, he lodged a successful application and started with us on 1st July 2004.
In his spare time James plays goal keeper for the local Red Stars hockey team.
Dr. Bernard Krone Honoured
Dr. Bernard Krone’s contribution to agriculture was acknowledged recently with an award to the company of the prestigious Tilo-Freiherr-von-Wilmowsky Medal by the German Committee of Engineering and Architecture in Agriculture.
The award was ... “In recognition of his excellent services to the mechanisation of agriculture as a creative concept designer and entrepreneur.” Over the years, Krone has been responsible for many new patents, innovations and firsts in industry design - as acknowledged by this award.
The decision by Krone to specialise in grass harvesting has paid off. The KRONE name is synonymous with innovative design features such as:
- Chain and slat system for non stop low horsepower baleage systems
- Centre of gravity “balance” system for Easy Cut mowers
- Automotive drive system employed in the Big M II and Big X which controls engine revs and pump performance relative to preset engine speed to achieve up to a 25% saving in fuel cost.
Krone is also renowned for industry firsts in concepts such as:
- Big M self propelled mower
- Combi Pack baler wrapper
- Multi bale medium square baler which can produce a medium square bale or 6 small bales tied into one at the press of a button.
Krone Agricultural division is a 3.2 million sq ft facility employing 650
The Krone Company in Spelle, Germany, was founded in 1906 by Bernard Krone. It began as a blacksmith and forge shop on a rather small scale, but Bernard Krone laid a foundation on which the Krone Company would be built.
By 1930, the Krone Company had begun small scale production of agricultural equipment including meadow troughs, harrows, hoe and ridger equipment, beet cutters, and potato crushers. Today, the Krone Agricultural division is housed in a 3.2 million sq ft facility in Spelle and employs a workforce of 650 people. They produce high quality round balers, disc mowers, rotary rakes, rotary tedders, and many new products on the cutting edge of technology.
Gone in 60 seconds!
Do you sometimes feel you could use a slightly bigger mower?
How's this for output (left to right) - The oldest self propelled mower in New Zealand (Big M at 9.1m), the largest self propelled mower in New Zealand (Big M II at 9.7m), and the largest trailing mower in New Zealand (Easy Cut 6210CV at 6.2m).
Combined output one acre in under 60 seconds.