The beginning of 2021 has been an unusual time for Scotts Precision Manufacturing Ltd in the UK, according to Managing Director, Derek Scott.
According to Derek: “Usually we are busy tying up deals on new machinery off the back of the perennial winter agricultural shows,” he says. “With no such events taking place, most of our business is coming from word of mouth and by social media. This year more than any has focused growers minds on labour reduction, partly down to Brexit but in equal terms, a core drive towards efficiency around harvest. Whilst we’ve always enjoyed strong sales of our separator in new Graders and processing lines, this year particularly has seen a stepped increase in retro-fitted units.”
Derek says there are still a large number of older grading lines out there running a variety of Star roller cleaners and coil units, and generally these are often past their wear life and offer poor cleaning in comparison to the latest generation of the Evolution separator.
“We are already into double figures of Evolution upgrades ranging from 3ft wide machines approaching 30 years old, to very modern high capacity 8ft mobile graders. We offer a price point to suit most pockets – but really its all about the performance,” he says.
According to Derek, “The largest version (2.9m wide by 10 pairs of rollers can process a crop containing 50% or more soil and clod up to 80 even 90 tonnes per hour. Most of this work in done at our premises at Boston but over time more and more of our dealers are taking on this work and supporting the product throughout the harvesting season.”
Source: Scotts Precision Engineering