When it comes to purchasing new and second hand tractors you should look no further than Walmsley Tractors Ltd of Fermanagh. They boast 45 years experience in the market and know their tractors inside out.
“We pride ourselves on quality and service,” replies Managing Director Stephen Walmsley when asked: what sets Walmsley Tractors apart from its competitors?
It’s an approach that has stood the Co. Fermanagh based operation in good-stead for the past 45 years and, looking ahead to the future, it’s very much a case of ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’.
Established in 1969 by Stephen’s late father Norman, Walmsley Tractors has developed a reputation for quality and reliability which is second to none and that’s the reason they are retailing over one hundred new and used tractors annually.
Very much a family-run concern, the company has eight on its payroll, including Stephen’s wife Alison and son Darrell, and they are the main dealer in the region for Case IH, NC, Woods, Malone & Nugent.
They stock a wide and varied range of tractors, slurry tankers, slurry pumps, dump trailers, rotary brushes, shear grabs, hydraulic link boxes, mowers, log splitters, post drivers and an extensive range of parts and accessories.
The company has come along way since its humble beginnings.
“My father started off the business going to England and buying second hand tractors, reconditioning and refurbishing them and selling them on in the north and the south,” Stephen explained.
“He started out here in 1969 with a small garage and a petrol station. In 2005 they were demolished and our site now has a custom built office and shop to to help meet all the needs of our clients with show space, waiting areas and meeting rooms.”
Stephen added: “All our mechanics are fully factory trained. One of those, William McCutheon, has been with us for 40 years. We have a loyal and skilled staff which has contributed immensely to the growth of the business.”
Walmsley Tractors specialise in quality workshop-checked used tractors. Their mechanics perform a full pre-delivery inspection on all their used tractors in their own fully equipped workshop.
They also have a service van, complete with tools and parts, which enables them to provide an excellent after sales service.
Their parts department, meanwhile, enables them to carry a wide range of parts in stock and offer next day delivery for an extensive further range meaning your plant will be rapidly repaired.
“New tractors sales are, as always, tough. It’s a very competitive market and the product has to be right. In the Case IH brand we have the right product and our used products are also top quality.
“We import our second hand tractors from the UK, they are fully workshop checked and serviced and retailed in all 32 counties. 10 years ago we started exporting tractors to Europe and South Africa.
“There have been highs and lows as in every business but that is another string to our bow as the fella says.
“We don’t profess to be the cheapest but we do guarantee that when a tractor leaves our premises it is fully completed, serviced and properly checked.”
The Case IH brand represents a tradition of leadership and is the culmination of great agricultural equipment companies and brands, including Case, International Harvester and David Brown, to name a few.
Each of those brands has played an important role in the history and evolution of Case IH. Over the years, many things have changed, but the legendary red brand will always represent a commitment to making agricultural producers successful.
As proud main dealers of Case IH, Walmsley Tractors possess an edge over their competitors.
“Competition is part and parcel of this business and we are very happy with Case IH as a product and the company.
“We have a lot of repeat customers who bought from us in the past and who liked the service and the back-up with provided and decided to come back to us. That’s as good an indicator as you can get that we do things right.”
Walmsley Tractors are also ideally suited to meet all your machinery repair and service needs. Their highly trained team of mechanics attend regular courses to ensure the highest level of workmanship and knowledge of the latest technology.
They have a fully fitted workshop with a body repair centre to cater for all potential problems, whether its with a vintage tractor or the latest model.
As regards the continued growth of the business, Stephen has a few ideas but he points out that external factors need to work in the company’s favour.
“Cattle prices need to stay good because it is predominantly a livestock area around us. If the farmers are making money they will have money to spend.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve and move forward because you can’t take the finger off the button in this business.”
Get your finger on the phone and contact Walmsley Tractors to find out what they can do for you.
67 Manoo Road
Tel: (028) 68631393
Fax: (028) 68632191
Email: [email protected]
Taken from Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 2 No 1, May 2014