Pat Brogan Tractors’ territory has been extended due to its highly successful record as a sales, service and parts dealer for Landini tractors in the west of Ireland.
The dealership - based in Strokestown already - supplies new Landini tractors to farmers in Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim but will also cover Mayo, Sligo and Cavan.
Adrian Winnett, UK & Ireland managing director at Landini manufacturer Argo Tractors, said: “Having performed consistently well in their area over the years with sales of Landini tractors and strong customer support, it’s a logical progression for Pat Brogan Tractors to work across a larger territory as our official supplier of tractors and parts.”
Managing director Pat Brogan added: “At Strokestown here, we’re right at the centre of the enlarged area and no more than an hour away in either direction.”
“We’re already supplying and supporting second-hand tractors in these areas, so we know we can deliver a good service to farmers who buy new Landini tractors from us.”
Pat Brogan has a long association with Landini, being appointed a main dealer for the Argo Tractors marque in 1995.
He says the relative simplicity of the 90-130hp tractors he mostly supplies still have strong appeal amongst beef, sheep and dairy farmers in the region.
“The Landini range has been developed in a very positive way, with a comfortable cab and great visibility making the machines a good drive on top of being well known for reliability and performance,” says Pat Brogan.
“There are more electrics, of course, but that goes for all tractors today and younger farmers especially are comfortable with that.”
“We know people really want to try out a new tractor before considering a purchase.”
On the back of this, they are currently running two demonstration units – a Landini 6-H and a 5 Series.
The Landini 6-H and loader, run by Pat Brogan Tractors, is a new design that features the same 36x12, three-speed powershift transmission as the larger 6-C but in a more compact package with power outputs of 110hp, 119hp and 126hp.
“This tractor has a nice combination of size and power, making it a great loader machine that can also turn its hand to proper fieldwork,” Pat explained
The 5 Series is another three-model range at 99hp, 107hp and 113hp with a new 24x24 transmission featuring two-speed powershift and synchro or power shuttle likely to be favoured for loader work.
A good number of new tractors – as well as a big selection of used units – is kept in stock at the Strokestown premises for purchasers who require quick delivery of a new tractor.
“My son Cathal and I look after-sales. We also have four technicians on the road or repairing in the workshops, plus an experienced storesman supporting our customers,” Pat pointed out.
“All in all, it’s been a very positive change,” he concluded.