June 04, 2013
Great Plains Simba produces many cultivators suited to the needs of the smaller farms in North of England and Scottish Borders, Craig Thomson, Territory Manager, told staff and customers of Carrs Billington when they visited the Sleaford factory:
“We produce a range of different cultivators that work behind tractors up to 150hp.
“These machines all have technical advantages over competitors, such as sprung discs so they ride over and avoid stones, and in-line discs that are easier to set up and operate, and require less maintenance.
“They also offer flexibility through the variety of legs and wings with which they can be fitted, so users can match their operation to any situation they encounter.
“We believe there is a healthy future for the Centurion drill. The wet autumn in the UK in 2012 posed us plenty of problems, but we now have models working successfully all over Europe, and users report excellent seed placement and emergence”.
Marc Thorn, from Carr Billington’s Barnard Castle branch, said the visitors enjoyed their visit: “The customers were a mixture of arable farmers and contractors.
“They were very pleased to see such investment in UK manufacturing, and were surprised by the detail involved in building cultivators, as well as technical aspects like disc angling.
“They also complemented the UniPress and CultiPress, which means they can have a cultivator press suited to their needs, whether they have light or heavy land”.