Typically the used machines have been traded after two, three or four campaigns and, with the company’s established client base, there is a natural ‘roll on’ year on year as customers order new machines, and their used machines are refurbished and sold on to their new owners, who have purchased, knowing they will have reliability.
The work carried out obviously depends on the machine’s age and how many hours it’s done, but once completed the machine will be ready for work. The customer can decide on the level of paintwork carried out, ranging from only sub-assemblies to a full bottom-end re-spray.
Once ready to go the harvester is run-up for a five-hour test run and carefully monitored, as well as being road tested, and any snags are rectified. The harvester is then cleaned, guarded and fully valeted before delivery.
On-farm overhauls are also performed, with as much or as little work carried out depending upon the customer’s requirements. Older used machines can also be supplied with an appraisal.