Trio of new Landini dealers in Wales
LANDINI tractor owners in Wales are being supported by another three sales and service dealers, able to supply the full range from 28hp compacts to 225hp heavy arable machines, plus the PowerLift telescopic handler.
North Wales gains a new dealer, DLC Equipment, which was formed by David Lloyd Jones, a grounds maintenance contractor from the area.
Operating from workshop premises at his at Groes Road, Colwyn Bay, the new venture covers a territory which takes in all of Anglesey and Conwy plus much of Denbighshire.
Mr Jones said: “The opportunity arose when we looked at the new Landini PowerMondial as a candidate for our roadside and grounds maintenance tractor fleet.
“We were impressed with the machine and after we placed an order it was suggested we consider taking on the agency.”
With good workshop facilities and Landini-trained technician Rob Jones looking after the existing tractor and machinery fleet, it seemed a logical suggestion.
“We will try to offer the type of service we would like to get from other dealers,” said David Jones.
Further south, Landini has appointed Beddoes Machinery Sales for sales and service coverage in mid-Wales across into Shropshire.
Run by Brian and Paul Beddoes, who come from a farming family and have 20 years’ experience supplying machinery, they have added the Landini tractor line to a successful plant sales business, which supplies mini excavators, skid-steer and wheeled loaders, wood chippers, small telehandlers and dumpers.
Brian Beddoes said: “Apart from having an agricultural background, we know the farm equipment market from the fact that around 80% of the skid-steer loaders we sell go to farmers.
“I think the no-nonsense specification of the Landini tractors, in particular the Powerfarm and six-cylinder Landpower models, will be ideal for mid-Wales stock farms.”
Beddoes Machinery Sales is based at Pentrhyling near Churchstoke, Montgomery, from where the business is well-placed to serve farmers in a Landini territory covering mid-Wales eastwards into Shropshire.
“We have seen the machinery trade from both sides and know how to meet customers’ needs in terms of machine choice and how important it is to provide good parts and service back-up,” said Paul Beddoes. “In addition to a showroom, offices and parts store, we own a well-equipped workshop and two fully-fitted mobile service and repair vans for on-farm work.”
A south Wales agricultural engineering business is returning to the new tractor market after its appointment as a sales and service dealer for the Landini range.
Lanes Agricultural is the farm machinery business of Lanes Garage based at Llanvetherine near Abergavenny, Gwent.
It is a real family affair, with sales and finance handled by Vernon Lane’s nephew Chris Phelps and accounts by his daughter Gemma. Mr Lane works alongside his son Will in the service department while also overseeing the parts side of the business.
Vernon Lane said: “We are very much geared to delivering good customer service across all aspects of the business, including agricultural.
“With 18 years previous experience as a tractor dealer, we know what is expected of us.”