Cropping

New hay and silage machinery here soon

By Country News

There’s about to be plenty more equipment at O’Connors Shepparton, with the team welcoming a number of new products.

In a bid to expand its hay and silage range, the business has forged a partnership with Polish machinery company SaMASZ.

After finding an importer for the company in the Western District, O’Connors Shepparton machinery salesman Bernie Teasdale said the business would be adding drum and disc mowers, single and twin motor rakes and tedders to the Numurkah Rd site.

The new range marks one of the biggest expansions of O’Connors’ hay and silage range in recent years.

And with a product launch day planned for Wednesday, September 11, soon farmers will be able to see the new products up close.

‘‘It’ll give everyone a chance to see it laid out and a chance to smell it, touch it, feel it,’’ Mr Teasdale said.

‘‘Kick a few tyres and ask a few questions.

‘‘It’s a big change and we’re really excited to be bringing some new products in.’’

And while incorporating more quality products into O’Connors’ range was a key priority, Mr Teasdale said the considerations had to go far beyond that.

‘‘We’ve got the backing for parts and services, which is really key,’’ he said.

‘‘You’ve got to have that reliability and we’ve been able to ensure we can get parts from overseas quickly to provide that for our customers.’’

O’Connors Shepparton will soon sell single rakes from 3m to 4.7m and twin rakes from 7.2m to 8.4m, and disc mowers from 1.8m to 9.4m and butterfly disc mowers.

With a host of Case IH products still on offer, Mr Teasdale said they could offer everything from cutting to feeding, with mixer wagons and tractors always on hand at O’Connors.

Mr Teasdale said everyone around the region was hoping for a strong season, especially after a horror year last year.

‘‘We’re all hoping the dairy farmers get a good go of it this season,’’ he said.

‘‘The season’s starting to look better. Hopefully there’s some good rains in the spring ... There’s a lot of sheds to be filled. You can only hope we’ll have a good season.’’