Scotts Precision Manufacturing has extended its distribution network with the appointment of a new sales and service agent to cover Scotland. The Boston manufacturer of vegetable harvesting and cleaning equipment formally appointed Vegcraft Agricultural Engineering this month.
Based near Dundee, Angus, Vegcraft will be offering Scotts’ range of Trinity toppers, Microlift Pro fully mounted windrowers and harvesters, Evolution separators and their latest Grimme GT170 Windrower conversion kits.
“We have been looking carefully for the right partner in Scotland who we feel is on the same wavelength. Vegcraft popped up on our radar after an enquiry by Gillan McDonald for a harvester upgrade. The conversation soon came round to haulm topping and it very quickly became apparent that we both could benefit each others businesses by partnering up,” says Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts Precision Manufacturing.
“We are closely tied to farming backgrounds and have very close relationships with our customers, trust and understanding were key words in the way they do business and we liked that a lot. We’ve seen a significant rise in enquiries from their part of the world, and as we struggled lately to service these sales especially with the Covid situation limiting about ability to travel long distances, so having a specialist vegetable machinery dealer at the heart of Scotlands potato growing in the area makes a great deal of sense,” says Derek.
“Gillan, Adam and their team are clearly very good at what they do and we’re really looking forward to working with them.”
Vegcraft was established in 1990 and today focuses on farming, manufacturing of agricultural machinery such as trailers, bowsers and sprayer filling systems, and machinery sales, including Irrifrance, Oroflex and Euromacchine.
“The banning of Diquat had sparked a dramatic increase in toppers,” says Gillan McDonald, Sales manager at Vegcraft. “The Scotts Trinity range of toppers is by far the best on the market, and we’re delighted to be able to represent them in this part of the world.”
Scotts’ range of toppers now comprises seven models:
The Trinity 22B two-row topper is available separately or in combination with the folding rear unit, the Trinity 6000 (to provide a folding 6 row front/rear mounted system), our best selling model to date. This is complemented by the 30B, which has a 300cm cutting width, capable of handling either three 90cm or four 75cm rows.
Three more models have been added to the range in 2020 to include a more affordable fixed 6 row with end tow, a folding rear mounted 6 row and a twin rotor fixed 4 row. Expect to see full details about these 3 models in the coming weeks
All Scotts’ 2021 toppers feature new front and rear LED side lights and quick change flails for reduced downtime. The toppers offer a broad range of cutting heights and come with static shear plates that provide a “mulching” effect. Scotts has included a replaceable steel inner liner that offers excellent hood protection and the largest variation of flail lengths of any topper currently available.
The appointment of Vegcraft follows a recent announcement that Scotts was working closely with Russell Price Farm Services to cover the West of England and Yorkshire & Humber to provide service and support to customers in the North of England.
Source: Scotts Precision Manufacturing
Cover photo: Vegcraft brothers Gillan McDonald on the left (sales) and Adam McDonald on right (production manager)
Contact: Derek Scott
01205 270 128