At this year's National Potato Conference in Dublin, ScanStone were delighted to announce the appointment of Quaile Machinery as the sole dealer for the Republic of Ireland.
Quaile Machinery (formerly AGRICARE), led by Kenny Quaile, is based in Balcunnin, Skerries and has a strong support team with a wealth of knowledge in the potato sector.
Following the new relationship between ScanStone and Quaile Machinery, Brian Finnegan will be in charge of service and Ian Rooney will manage sales and parts.
Don't hesitate to get in touch using the details below to find out more about, and organise demonstrations for, our range of products:
Bedformers: 2-body, 3-body and 4-body shearbolt and dual action (non-stop) bedformers with Reekie-style bodies and additional wear plates.
Bedtillers/Rotavators: 1.8m, 3.6m, 5.4m and 6m fixed and folding bed tillers with quick change blade system, and depth of up to 45cm, designed specifically for potato planting.
Destoners: 4 web, 5 web, 6 star destoners with new control box featuring intelligent headland management, precise steering and depth control. Open front intake, hydraulic intake discs, scrubber web, as well as many other features.
Windrowers: Osprey 3, Osprey 5 and Osprey evo windrowers. These machines come with 3 rollers, 5 rollers or complete evolution cleaning as well as on-board hydraulics.
Optional extension cross conveyor and new, easy-to-use control box, with intelligent headland management.
Harvester: Entry-level, light and nimble Patriot harvester with high capacity cart elevator and new control box. Option of full 6 row cleaning table, wheel drive and picking table.
Toppers: Single front and rear mounted topper, or three piece 3-bed topper, with the option of side discharge on the front unit.
Kenny Quaile 0871934008
Brian Finnegan 0873971488
Ian Rooney 0876502336
Designed and built in Angus, Scotland
Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, Tong Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of ScanStone potato systems as the company’s new approved dealer for Scotland.
As part of the company’s continued focus on providing the highest levels of customer service, sales and aftersales support, Tong Engineering has confirmed its partnership with ScanStone in order to strengthen its relationship with potato and vegetable growers throughout Scotland.
Located just outside Forfar, Angus, ScanStone is a family-owned and operated business, designing and manufacturing a wide range of soil preparation equipment, built for UK and export markets. “ScanStone has an established reputation within the industry for quality, reliability and excellent service,” says Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering.
“Our customer base is very similar to Scan stone’s, both in the UK and overseas, and there are certainly some exciting opportunities for our two businesses to work together in Scotland; developing a complete offering from soil preparation through to crop handling and processing, whilst maximising our product and operational synergies”
“We have a very active existing customer-base in Scotland and we work closely with growers and fresh pack companies of all sizes from North to South,” explains Edward. “In appointing ScanStone as a Tong approved dealer, we are confident this can continue to grow. Their ongoing communication with our customers in Scotland will allow us to be even more responsive to any sales, service and spare parts requirements our customers have.”
Of the new appointment, William Skea, Sales and Service Director at ScanStone said “We are very pleased to be chosen as Tong’s new approved dealer for Scotland. We have always respected Tong equipment for its renowned quality and progressive design. Adding Tong’s post-harvest product range alongside the ScanStone range of in-field equipment will bring customers a complete solution, and we very much look forward to working together to make Tong and ScanStone potato systems the number one choice throughout the country.”
“Our dedicated sales and service teams are experienced in understanding grower’s requirements, and as main Tong parts stockist for Scotland too, we aim to bring a very valuable service to Tong customers,” says William.
The new Tong dealership at ScanStone will cover sales, service and spares for Tong’s complete range of potato and vegetable handling equipment including advanced grading, cleaning, washing, polishing and box handling systems for seed and main crop potatoes and vegetables.
“Scotland remains a very high priority region within our company’s growth strategy, and this latest addition to our approved dealer network represents our focus on ensuring the very best customer experience,” adds Edward. “We look forward to building upon our existing customer relations in Scotland and developing new connections through this new partnership.”
The latest addition to the ScanStone product range is the all new Osprey 3 and Osprey 5 models. These machines are purpose built windrowers. Unlike converted harvesters they have low drops throughout the machine and just enough cleaning to extract haulm and remove earth with 0% damage on all windrowers tested so far.
Furthermore, test and results have shown there to be less damage in the harvested crop when using a windrower due to there being less rollback and generally a fuller harvester.
Trailers spend half as much time alongside the harvester aswell resulting in a generally more efficient lifting program.
We are delighted to inform you that we have appointed Ashley Sismey as our new Area Manager for East Anglia, England.
Ashley will be looking after the sales of the complete ScanStone product range in the areas of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough along with our exisiting dealer in Suffolk, Richard Lapage from RWL Services.
Ashley has a breadth of knowledge in the potato and vegetable industry and has also served his time as an agricultural engineer and has experience already on the ScanStone product range.
Service and parts are still available through our existing parts pods and service centres in East Anglia, which Ashley will be looking after.
Should you have any service or product queries Ashley is the factory contact.
We look forward to this new exciting relationship and we are delighted to be supporting and making this commitment to all our customers in the East Anglia area.
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2017 SPRING PLANTING OPERATIONS BEGIN
The new 4 Webber destoner comes with improved depth sensing, improved power scrubber web and an improved axle for easy adjustment and improved durability on the roads.
ScanStone have adapted to ever increasing tractor road speeds and have completely upgraded the machine axle.
The market leading ScanStone 5.4m bed tiller at work, with quick change II blades as standard.
The quick change II system has moved another step infront of the competition, leading the way in the field.
Shown in the pictures above there is an array of ScanStone equipment working, from a destoner in the North Coast of Scotland to bed makers and bed tillers working in areas of East & West England.
The all new ScanStone 4 body bed maker comes with large tail fins to help maintain the side of the bed in heavier conditions where clod rolling back into the trench can be a problem. Furthermore on the new ScanStone bed maker is the double action Auto Reset ram, which eliminates the need for shear bolts.
The other options for this machine include parallel linkages, markers, depth wheels, stabilizer fins, cultivator tines and a drivers toolbox mounted onto the machine.
SAS PIERRE LE SAOUT, FINISTÈRE PARTS STOCKIST AND SERVICE HUB
Our recently appointed, and succesful dealer in the Finistère, now have large stocks of ScanStone parts and demonstration machinery. Due to the increasing number of ScanStone machines in this area, together, Andre Hirrien from SAS Pierre Le Saout and the Parts Department from ScanStone have been able to stock parts for our valued customers in Finistère. These parts will also be able to furnish the rest of Northern France within 24 hours or less of ordering.
NEW SCANSTONE PATRIOT HARVESTER UNVEILED AT POTATO EUROPE 2016
The new entry level ScanStone Patriot harvester was unveiled at the Potato Europe Event 2016, France. This machine is of basic quality and build structure, offering the user a large capacity cart elevator for large tonnage crops while at a very competitive price.
The Patriot comes with a haulm extraction system followed by a 4 roller 'Evolution' cleaning system, purposely made for the machine and low maintenance costs as standard.
There is a choice of either diablos or depth wheels for controlling the depth of the share, shown in the film and pictures is the machine working in conjunction with a ScanStone Windrower for a 4 row lift. The machines, together are lifting 60T/H of Magnum variety potatoes going straight for processing.
NEW FAST FIXING CLIP ON ELEVATOR, AVAILABLE FOR 2017
Shown in the short video below is the new ScanStone fast elevator, this product will be available from 2017 onwards. The cradle of the elevator is fixed to the top of the machine using quick hitches which latch together simply by using a single bolt.
There is increased capacity with the new 2017 elevator because it is wider than previous models with deeper buckets.
Flat face connectors are used for connecting the hydraulics and these are also easy to keep free of dirt as they offer a wipe clean surface.
Stones can we 'windrowed' into the bed next to the machine but 1 while the trailer is either emptying or changing over, this can be done seamlessly within the tractor cab with simple and easy to use controls.
Within our stone harvesting page, further details and dimensions are given.
APPROVED USED MACHINE STARTS IN MAURITIUS
We have recently delivered and installed one of our 4 Webber machines into Mauritius, this is an approved used machine which is fully serviced by our factory fitters and furnished with new parts where necessary. All ScanStone AU machines come with one seasons warranty on spare parts.
PONTESBURY TRACTORS LTD APPOINTED NEW DEALER IN SHROPSHIRE
Pictured is Dave Edwards from Pontesbury Tractors Ltd and William Skea from ScanStone
Shropshire machinery dealership Pontesbury Tractors continues to expand adding three new franchises to its list of equipment on offer and increasing its service and sales facilities with additional staff.
Having opened its doors in January 2012 at Malehurst Industrial Estate, Minsterley with a small team of six there are now 16 staff and the site has been extended to make room for a larger workshop and more parts and spares.
The team at Pontesbury Tractor are dedicated to offering a professional and efficient service, providing sales and support for the complete range of Case IH tractors and harvesting machinery along with a wide list of other equipment. And despite these difficult times for the agricultural industry the business has solidified its position in the market and continued to grow.
“We have a young team willing to go the extra mile to provide an excellent service and we have a lot of loyal customers who believe in us and trust our products and services,” said Paul Hamer, a founding director of the firm along with Chris Edwards and Chris Sankey.
This reputation for customer care and service has not gone unnoticed by the machinery trade and ten months ago Pontesbury were awarded main dealership franchise for Amazone and it has just added ScanStone and Opico Heva to its list of dealerships.
“We are delighted to increase our portfolio with these major franchises and that the manufacturers have the confidence in our reliability to back us,” said Dave Edwards who joined Pontesbury Tractors last year having spent many years locally in the agricultural machinery trade.
Pictured are 4 ScanStone destoners, 2 ScanStone 5.4m bed tillers and a 2 row Miedema belt planter, all working in Shropshire
“As sole dealership for Amazone in Shropshire we are taking on the service and warranty work for all Amazone equipment and we have invested in specialised equipment and training to ensure our service engineers can work on all machines and we stock a an extensive range of spare parts.
“Farmers can contact us for warranty work even though they might not have bought their equipment from us,” he explained.
Amazone specialises in fertiliser spreaders, seed rills, cultivators, air seeders and sprayers and Pontesbury Tractors has just sold a Cenius TX seven metre cultivator – only the second to be sold in the country and indeed county as the first one was sold in Shropshire too.
“Amazone cultivators and drills are real workhorses, the perfect choice for farmers trying to reduce crop establishment’s costs,” Dave said.
ScanStone is another manufacturer of quality equipment, renowned for its flagship product the de-stoner, with the bed maker and bed tiller closely following. The most recent development is the vegetable windrower which is primarily used for windrowing potatoes. This increases harvesting capacity by up to 70 per cent and decreasing the harvesting maintenance bill
The destoner has also advanced, now with leading technology in the open front system, having hydraulically controlled front discs and a specially designed front digger web the machine can operate well in varying conditions.
Since demonstrating its products in Shropshire in 2014/2015 ScanStone has supplied Heal Farms with six of their products – four ScanStone destoners and two ScanStone 5.4m bed tillers. These machines have been a step forward for manager Peter Jones and owner Tony Heal, allowing them to go from using nine older Reekie machines to four full time ScanStone destoners. Heal Farms has now purchased another ScanStone 5.4m bed tiller for the current 2016 season.
“Heal Farms has the most ScanStone equipment in Shropshire right now but there are many others with machines as well, this is why ScanStone is proud to announce its new dealer for this area; Pontesbury Tractors,” said William Skea of ScanStone.
“Pontesbury tractors will be looking after the ScanStone range from now on and also there is a stock of parts in their depot to look after existing machines.
Another new dealership is Opico Heva which has a range of grassland and arable equipment including grass harrows, sward lifters, toppers, cultivators, combi discs and a good range of mobile grain driers to suit all farm sizes.
“Farmers should also consider our range of MX (Chilton) loaders which can be fitted to an existing tractor to do loading work at the fraction of the cost of a new telehandler,” Dave added.
For more details call Pontesbury Tractors on 01743 790801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org