Distribution and after-sales support for Argo Tractors products in the midlands and south-east Ireland are being strengthened with the appointment of O’Shea Agri Sales as a dealer for both Landini and McCormick tractors.
Based just outside Castlecomer in Co Kilkenny, O’Shea Agri Sales is run by Richard O’Shea from large, modern premises that provide generous workshop space for servicing and repairs, a parts store, showroom and outdoor display area on a two-acre site.
Ben Agar, sales director for Argo Tractors in Ireland and the UK, said: “We’re very pleased that O’Shea Agri Sales has joined the Argo Tractors dealer network, supplying and supporting our tractors with a strong emphasis on good customer support."
'Something special with great potenital"
Richard O’Shea, Managing Director, said: “We’ve been considering a number of tractor brands to take on and after a lot of research here and abroad, we concluded that the Landini and McCormick products from Argo Tractors offer something special with great potential.
“The McCormick X8 VT-Drive brought the performance of our Pöttinger triple mowers to a new level, while the X7.690 P6-Drive and Landini 7-160 Robo-Six were great on carting duties, with ride comfort and power probably the most impressive aspects of the machines.”
“There’s two very comprehensive ranges of tractors here from 43hp compacts upwards, with powershift and CVT transmissions, and different levels of features and equipment,” Richard O’Shea points out.
All major components in the tractors up to 140hp are engineered and manufactured in-house by Argo, and for all tractors above 140hp they are sourced from suppliers such as Carraro and ZF.
“I also like that Argo Tractors is a family-owned business like ourselves; it’s something that sits well with me because it gives you more control of your own destiny and the ability to get answers at ground level rather than trying to get answers from higher up the ladder in a big corporation.”
Ben Agar of Argo Tractors added: “O’Shea Agri Sales will bring a new level of experience and excitement to the Landini and McCormick brands in Ireland, and with Richard’s background and knowledge, we’re looking forward to a bright future with them.”