Several of our Greenkeeping fraternity from across the region attended the Take Control Event, last Thursday. They all found the day both interesting and informative. Although the course was seeing a number of improvements (Wind turbine installation) which caused some inconvenience to the golfers, we were still able to get on the course so the machinery could be driven and tried. John Deere set the product up into three stations… Aeration, Fairways and Fine cut. The new and improved John Deere Aercore, which we believe to be the future market leader, took everyone by surprise! This machine will follow contours, has variable speed on the move, choice of 83 tines, can be program to soil condition and with the new scarifier attachment will compete against the Graden.The John Deere Fairway and Semi-mowers are built on a new chassis and were a true 'wow-factor'. Improvements include individual ram lifts, air intake method, hydraulic oil storage, weight distribution, ROPs (Roll Over Protection System) and engine output.The fine cut section showed how John Deere units compare to the competitors and demonstrated the unique advantages only John Deere can offer. This includes weight transfer of the grass boxes, pivot of head and contour following.With £billions being poured into Research & Development at John Deere, these modifications and upgrades firmly prove that the future is very green for our Golf Course customers.customers.
It Was 'Bigga' Than Ever!38 greenkeepers/course managers attended the day at Truro Golf Club. The course was in superb condition and a dozen played in the competition. The format was 2 ball better ball and two shields were up for grabs. Devon v Cornwall and the Masons Kings.Masons Kings sponsored the day and did a Half Way House with refreshments, prizes and the shield. Our shield was won by Mike Bush (right of photo) and Sean Chapman (left of photo), and presented by our Group Turf Sales Manager, Andrew Bowey (centre of photo)Written By Andrew Bowey, Group Turf Sales Manager
A Combine of any brand is a massive capital investment for a business to purchase. John Deere have been working solidly to manufacture Combine Harvesters that can adapt and adjust themselves to the fluctuating crop conditions, in order to produce high quality harvest, as cheap as possible.That's why we ensure that every combine we sell is running at its maximum efficiency. To achieve this, we host Combine Efficiency Training sesssions annually, just before the Combine season starts, to recap and refresh the drivers on how to use the machine, how to monitor the machine, and what parts need daily checking in order to keep the machine running at its best.Peter Endacott, General Manager, was discussing the Header & Feeder House and what signs to look for when working with light & heavy cropsAndy Miller, Group Sales Manager, was discussing the Main Body of the Combine; how each component works and what needs daily greasing and monitoring.Clayton Brimblecombe, Chudleigh Depot Demonstrator & AMS Specialist, was covering the controls in the Combine's cab to recap how each component is controlled.Andrew Hoddinott, Exebridge Depot Demonstrator & AMS Specialist, was covering the grain tank & engine bay to ensure the drivers knew which areas to clean & check after each season along with which areas to monitor to improve engine & fuel efficiency."The Combine Day is to ensure that all our combines are working to the maximum efficiency. We're [Masons Kings] in a brilliant position where we cover a large proportion of crops in North & South Devon & Somerset which gives us a large variety of conditions. There is no fixed setting on the combine that works for all, each time the crop changes condition, so should the settings. This is what we train our customers to do in the most efficient manner. - Andy MillerAlex Cleghorne, Exebridge Depot Parts Manager, gave a quick presentation on what the Parts Team did for our Combine customers;
Holding over £60,000 John Deere combine parts in stock at one time
John Deere extend their next-day delivery cut-off time to 7pm in the evening, for parts to be shipped from UK or Germany for 8am delivery into our depot the very next day
We offer 15% off all our Combine Parts throughout June
JDParts Online is a big element in the Agricultural industry. On this free system you can check our stock levels, and order your parts from us, anytime during the day or night
John Deere have published their own mobile phone apps to provide you with all the suggested settings for your specific machine
Masons Kings are also offering Combine Close Down Package. Within this package, we can check over and blow off your combine for winter storage. During this process if there are any issues or faults with the machine, we record and can repair during the winter period so your combine is ready for the next Combine season. Click here for more information on this package.