Reesink Ireland have announced that they have been appointed as the new Irish importer for the Farmtrac range of compact, mid-size and agricultural tractors. This is a major coup for Reesink with Farmtrac also introducing the first fully electric tractor to the Irish market.
Tomás Cooney, general manager Reesink Ireland with one of the Farmtrac all electric tractors
General manager Tomás Cooney said, “We have had very positive feedback from our colleagues in Reesink UK LTD who were appointed importers in 2019. Based on their experience we’re delighted to add Farmtrac to our current product range, which includes Toro turfcare equipment and Trilo vacuum sweepers and leaf blowers”.
Farmtrac is part of the Escorts Limited group based in India which has been producing tractors since 1961 and is among the world’s top 10 tractor manufacturers with over 1 million tractors sold since its inception. With production plants and an after-sales support organisation in both India and Poland, Farmtrac’s philosophy has always been to deliver a simple and reliable design – without an excessive amount of electronics.
The tractor range of Farmtrac has been developed using components from manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Perkins, MITA, Carraro and BKT. These components provide reliability and reassurance to customers with all models meeting current legislation and emissions regulations. It starts from a small 21hp compact model and grows to a full size offering at 113hp. The range is made up of six different diesel-powered models as well as an all-electric model.
Pictured are the Reesink Ireland team with the Farmtrac range, from left: Killian Carroll, service engineer; Edwin Abbott, parts advisor; Barbara Murphy, accounting manager; Tomás Cooney, general manager; Brendan Barrett, area sales manager; Mark Bagnall, service engineer and Michael Fleming, operations manager
Reesink Ireland say they are very excited about the potential of the FT25G electric tractor. Cooney went on to say: “We believe it has more than enough power to be a useful, reliable and practical alternative. It will be a very interesting proposition for stud farms, nurseries, local authorities and golf courses with its compact size, zero emissions and low noise levels. Then FT25G is fully chargeable from a domestic socket in five hours and able to run for up to six hours ensuring productivity won’t suffer by the decision to go green. We are already seeing a high level of interest in this model from our current customer base which is not surprising given the increasing level of interest in general in electric vehicles he enthused”.
Having just received their first consignment of tractors Cooney went on to explain that Reesink Ireland would initially be concentrating on the compact and mid-size tractor ranges which will be promoted from their retail branch in Nurney Co. Kildare. “Once all the necessary internal training on service and parts has been completed we will then establish a dealer network to support the complete tractor range nationwide”, he concluded.