William Lindsay Agri Sales are main dealers for today’s leading brands of quality new and used farming machinery. Irish Tractor & Agri heard more from John Lindsay, who is one of four family members immersed in what is a thriving and well respected business.
These are busy times at William Lindsay Agri Sales and the plan is to try and keep things as busy in 2019 as they have been this thus far.
Based just outside Downpatrick in county Down, this family-run company are main area dealers for several market leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery such as Amazone, Overum, Howard, Krone and Kongskilde.
William Lindsay Agri Sales are also dealers for Trioliet, Major, Dal-Bo, NC, Quicke, Ifor Williams and, in more recent years, have become the main dealers for the Newrock Engineering range of equipment.
The company is established more than 30 years and today they also cover a range of specialist equipment used in the vegetable planting and harvesting market.
Indeed the Lindsays can supply anything from soil tillage and crop planting to grass care and harvesting equipment or livestock handling and feeding.
Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with John Lindsay to learn more about the company that his father proudly built from the ground up.
“We’re based at 18a Ringdufferin Road, Killyleagh, Downpatrick, Co Down and the company itself is going 30 years,” John outlined.
“We’ve eight staff and four family members, including myself, William (proprietor), Elaine (wife) and Thomas (son).
“Basically, what we do here is sales, services and spare parts with new and used farm machinery. The main brands here for us are Amazone, Krone, Kongskilde, Howard, Trioliet and Major.”
Having originally come from a farming background, William Lindsay has been immersed in the agri machinery trade ever since he finished school and it wasn’t long until he took the decision to start up in his own.
He grew the business year on year and earned an excellent reputation for the products he had in stock, as well as for the back-up service which was provided to clients.
Indeed William Lindsay Agri Sales has thrived on repeat business over the past three decades with customers spread all throughout Ireland.
Today, they carry some of the top name brands in agricultural machinery, so if you’re looking for the leading brands in agricultural equipment or replacement spare parts, William Lindsay Agri Sales are the company to call.
They will provide their services and expertise and can also discuss your individual requirements should their services be required in your location.
In more recent years the William Lindsay Agri Sales has branched out into online spare parts sales (check out www.ebay.co.uk/str/lindsayagriparts), and John explained that it has been a move which has paid off for the firm.
“The online side is going well since we brought it in,” he said. “ We were the first dealers from Ireland to allow our customers to use the Kramp online parts ordering service. It’s been more than a year since we brought it in and it allows customers to have access to over 500,000 items, which is tremendous.”
As well as stocking and servicing new machinery from top manufacturers, Lindsay Agri Sales also carry a large range of spare parts for the machinery we sell.
The Co Down-based company offers a next day delivery service which they feel is very important as downtime tends to run up costs in today’s farming industry.
They carry a stock of replacement spares parts for a wide range of other major brands used in today’s agricultural machinery from soil tillage, crop protection, and grass machinery to livestock feeding and handing equipment.
John is happy to report that business is presently thriving and the hope is to keep it going strong into 2019.
“I have to say, business has very good this year,” he beamed. “Grass machinery has been moving well for us with the Krone range of mowers, rakes and tedders.”
William Lindsay Agri Sales can supply both brand new and used ploughs, power harrows, crop sprayers, fertiliser spreaders, slurry handling and livestock feeding machinery.
The Lindsays are also the main dealers for the Williams Trailer Range in Co Down.
So what has been the secret to the company’s long-standing success?
According to John, it has come down to competitive prices and making a habit of looking after customers down through the years.
“I think it’s really down to the fact that we offer very good value for money and an excellent back up service. We do well with the spare parts here too and over all the products that we carry are quality,” he concluded.
So, if you’re looking for today’s leading brands in agricultural equipment or replacement spare parts, William Lindsay Agri Sales are the company to call.
You can also check out the company’s website (lindsayagrisales.co.uk), and if you don’t come across or see the specific product or service you require in the information provided, you are encouraged to contact so they can assist with your query or offer a suitable alternative.
William Lindsay Agri Sales
18a Ringdufferin Road
Downpatrick, Co Down
Tel: 028 44 828164
Taken from Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 6 No 7, November 2018