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Mixers viewed in action

By Country News

A shared field day headed by William Adams Ag’s Shepparton staff has allowed current and potential owners of Jaylor mixers to see the machine in action.

Held on August 17 at a property on Midland Hwy between Mooroopna and Byrneside, farmers were able to discuss the pros and cons of the Jaylor mixer with each other over a sausage sizzle.

‘‘It’s a fantastic day for dealers and clients to come out and have a look at Jaylor and the mixing products that we supply in the Goulburn Valley,’’ William Adams Ag Shepparton branch manager Christian Barnett said.

‘‘It is a bit of a shared field day with Cobram and Echuca Rural and (John) Sanderson Machinery.

‘‘We’ve all chipped in and brought a couple of clients along and it’s just a good opportunity to see the machine work in the paddock and in the field.’’

Mr Barnett said seeing the machine in the paddock rather than in the showroom was the biggest benefit of holding such an event.

‘‘You get to touch and feel it,’’ he said.

‘‘Obviously we have got the Canadians here from the factory to talk about the actual machine and then our requirements, because they are different.

‘‘The best thing is ... there are a handful of clients here that own different branded mixers and a handful of clients here that own Jaylor and some that are looking,’’ Mr Barnett said.

‘‘It is a really good opportunity for guys with other mixers to chat with the farmers that have already got this product.

‘‘It is really good for us and a good networking day for the farmers,’’ Mr Barnett said.

He said a client who attended the field day was onto his third Jaylor mixer.

‘‘We find that the Jaylor mixer seems to be the most efficient mixer on the market,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s very unique with its square cut auger and it doesn’t need as much power.

‘‘The mixing time is probably one of the best on the market, too.

‘‘So you are saving fuel, saving wear and saving time — which is the most important thing, we feel.

‘‘It’s a really good solid-built Canadian product and we’re rapt to have it under our portfolio.’’