Curtis to cover key area of UK

James Kissock (left) congratulates Andrew Curtis, watched by David Holmes
James Kissock (left) congratulates Andrew Curtis, watched by David Holmes

Great Plains is strengthening its UK market presence in North Somerset and South Wiltshire by appointing H Curtis & Sons, based at Pensford, South of Bristol, as its dealer for the region.

H Curtis & Sons are main AGCO/Valtra dealers, and represent a range of other leading brands including Merlo, McConnell and McHale.

The business was started on its existing site at Stanton Wick Farm, Pensford, in 1948 by Harry Curtis and is run by his sons Andrew, Derek and Gerald, all of whom have children working in the business.

The machinery dealership - which employs some 26 people – is run alongside a transport business and a 2,750 acre mixed farm.

Andrew Curtis says much of the Great Plains’ range will interest their customers:

“There is already a good population of X-Presses in the region, and we expect the 3m X-Press and ST Bar to attract particular interest from smaller-scale farmers to the west of the region, alongside machines like the DTX and UniPress.

“In the east of the region farms are generally bigger, and here we think machines like the SL and drills like the Centurion and Spartan will find a market”.

David Holmes, Great Plains’ UK Sales Director, says the fact that Great Plains offers machines which can work in both non-inversion and plough-based cultivation systems will be an asset:

“We offer a range of cultivators that enable farmers to establish crops in a single pass, as well as machines like the DTX, CultiPress and UniPress, which are widely used to work ploughing into a seedbed in one pass, avoiding both the time and cost of using a power harrow.

“We look forward to developing a strong market in this region with H Curtis & Sons”.