Where’s the month gone? Case IH and dealers have been busy mopping up the last of the harvest, hosting open days and attending….wheelbarrow races?!
C T Hayton Ltd Open New Depot in Wigton Cumbria
Case IH dealer, C T Hayton, held a very successful open day at their Wigton branch in September. More than 700 customers attended the event throughout the day and into the evening. Visitors were greeted with a glass of Bucks Fizz to celebrate the opening of the new depot and a raffle was held which raised over £320 for a Cerebral Palsy charity, CP Cumbria, which the Haytons have been supporting for the last 25 years. Customers piled into the workshop where several tractors were on display including a Case IH Quadtrac 450, which drew a lot of attention as such a large machine is not often seen within this predominantly stock and dairy farm area. Dealer Principal, Geoff Hayton, cut the ribbon to officially open the depot and welcome everybody to the new custom built premises. The Case IH team were present at the event, including President for Europe, Matthew Foster and staff from Sales, After Sales and Dealer Network Development.
McGuinness Brothers Celebrate 60 years of Case IH
This month a family of tillage farmers from Co. Louth in Ireland, celebrated 60 years of working with Case IH and our heritage brands. The McGuinness Brothers bought their first International Harvester in 1953 and when Mid-Louth Garage was set up in Ardee in 1974, the family decided to stick with the brand. The family have bought more than 60 new Case IH and International tractors, along with two Axial Flow combines and Case IH CVX 170 tractors. To celebrate the 60 years, Mid-Louth Garage presented the McGuinness brothers with a gold painted tractor model and a special Case IH birthday cake; we have invited the brothers to visit the Case IH European factory in St. Valentin, Austria, as a token of appreciation of their loyalty to the brand.
Last month, Case IH dealer T H White Malborough, entered a Quadtrac style wheelbarrow for the Pewsey Carnival Wheelbarrow Race. The race is a major event where participants are required to pull and push a wheelbarrow on a pub crawl around the village. The T H White team managed to build the Quadtrac wheelbarrow in a week – very impressive!
Case IH Apprentice Scheme
We welcome the latest apprentices to the Case IH apprenticeship scheme at Reaseheath College. This is a joint venture between Case IH and the college which has been running successfully since 2002. The qualification the apprentices will receive from the college is a level 3 National Diploma achieved over 3 years. In addition to this, apprentices will receive 5 CNH modules consisting of Electronic Service Tool, Electrics, Hydraulics, Powertrains and Engines and their time will be split between the college course and work at their dealerships.
If you wish to apply for the 2014 intake, please speak to your local dealer.
Profi Competition Winners!
Three lucky Profi readers have won precision models of Case IH Axial Flow combine harvesters. Seen here receiving their prizes are Robert Conner, an arable and sheep farmer from North Dalton in Yorkshire, and Stuart Pounder, a farmer from Constable Burton, Yorkshire. The third winner was Michael Keane, who hails from North Kyme in Lincolnshire. If you fancy winning a similarly impressive 1:32 scale metal model of a Case IH Quadtrac, please visit the Profi website at www.profi.com or complete the ClubRed membership form in last month’s Profi issue. Good luck!