Farm machinery dealer Rural Group has been around the Goulburn Valley for a while but it has only had a Shepparton branch for two years.
With Rural Group having had a presence in Echuca and Cobram for much longer, it was inevitable it would end up in Shepparton eventually, especially with the wide range of tractors it offers.
‘‘We are a new dealer in town but have been in Echuca for 21 years, eight years in Cobram and two years in Shepparton. We are just establishing the brand (in Shepparton).
‘‘We specialise in New Holland tractors ranging from 20hp to 670hp which is just about the whole range. This is common in Shepparton where we are among dairy farms, orchardists and hobby farms, so it does accommodate everyone,’’ Rural Group director Chris Pettigrove said.
The highlight of Rural Group’s tractor stock is the 2017 New Holland T4.105F, of which Rural Group’s Shepparton branch recently sold three to a Shepparton East orchardist.
‘‘The new T4F series builds on the legendary TNF-A narrow tractors, offering upgrades in a package as narrow as 58.5 inches,’’ Mr Pettigrove said.
The T4.105F has a 32 X 16 Dual Command Transmission with a standard clutchless power shuttle and double the speeds to power through tough spots or gear down to match crop conditions, and is featured with a low narrow-profile cabin.
Mr Pettigrove said the decision to stock New Holland machinery was an easy one.
‘‘I worked for New Holland for 23 years, so I’ve had a 44-year establishment with New Holland. The orchard specialty products are suitable for orchards in our area as they are manufactured in Italy,’’ he said.
‘‘The T4F Series provides for a low height clearance needed in orchard and nut crops, and inside you’ll appreciate adjustable heat and airconditioning with a deluxe air suspension seat and two wide-opening doors for easy access.’’
For more information on the new T4F series, phone 5832 3500 or visit the business at 21 Telford Dve, Shepparton.