With HRN Tractor's Balbeggie outlet to lose John Deere franchise

John Deere and dealer Netherton Tractors Ltd announced this week, plans to establish a new agricultural and homeowner equipment dealership outlet in the Perth and Kinross area of Scotland.

In an official statement John Deere Limited division sales manager Chris Meacock said, “I am very pleased to announce this expansion by one of our key Scottish dealerships.

"The business has established a reputation for excellent customer service and support, and this latest investment will enable Netherton Tractors to further meet customer demand for John Deere’s advanced product range and the latest precision ag technology.”

Not included in the initial announcement, but released to Service Dealer following enquiries, a later short statement from Langar confirmed, "With the expansion of Netherton Tractors, HRN Tractors will cease being a John Deere dealer from its Balbeggie outlet on 31st October 2020."

John Deere went on to say they are not making any further comment on this or the remaining HRN outlets at this time. The dealership has further depots at Turriff, Kinloss, Muir Of Ord and Caithness.

Established in 1987, Netherton Tractors has two existing outlets at Forfar in Angus and Glenrothes in Fife. The new premises at Units M-P, Arran Road just north of Perth are situated close to the A9 and offer office, storage and workshop facilities.

Netherton’s general manager Garry Smith said, “We are very much looking forward to expanding our business to cover this newly extended trading area, and have already recruited a number of experienced staff in preparation for our opening.

“We specialise in all the main John Deere agricultural product lines, including tractors, harvesting equipment, sprayers, Gator utility vehicles and precision ag systems, as well as programmes such as PowerGard maintenance and protection, Expert Check and John Deere Connected Support. As a group we are committed to delivering the best possible machinery sales and service support to existing and new customers.”

In addition to John Deere equipment, the group’s other franchises include Kramer, Kverneland, Dewulf, Bailey, HEVA, Bunning, Opico and Nugent.

HRN Tractors have chosen not to comment on the change.

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