Chris Wiltshire has been appointed the new branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere Limited, from 1st October 2014. Chris replaces Gordon Day, who has elected to retire at the end of September after 31 years’ distinguished service with the company. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for delivery of all John Deere’s agricultural and turf marketing programmes and activities in the UK and Ireland.Chris Wiltshire graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering with Marketing from Harper Adams University in 1998. He began his career as a technical training instructor for a European competitor prior to joining John Deere Limited in 2000 as an agricultural demonstration instructor, before becoming an ag demonstrator/marketing specialist the following year.Chris moved to a marketing position in Zweibrücken, Germany at the end of 2002 before returning to the UK in 2004 as territory manager for Northern England and the Scottish Borders. He then returned to the John Deere headquarters at Langar in 2010 as product line manager responsible for hay and forage products. In this position Chris was instrumental in building the image and market share of this product line, which led to the launch of the company’s self-propelled forage harvester certification programme.In 2011 Chris moved to Deere & Company’s Global Training Organisation, assuming responsibility for training delivery in the UK and Ireland. During his three-year tenure, also based at Langar, Chris made a major contribution to improving both the range and quality of training provision, as well as levels of satisfaction across the business.Gordon Day joined John Deere Limited in 1983 as a training instructor. In 1986 he was promoted to area service manager, before becoming agricultural territory manager for the West Midlands in 1990. In 1995 Gordon gained a further promotion to product line manager for tractors and loaders. In this position he was instrumental in the company achieving market leadership in tractors in both the UK and Ireland.In 2011 Gordon assumed the newly created role of branch tactical marketing manager, a position which he has held until his retirement. John Deere Limited managing director Antony Scott said: “Gordon’s hard work, dedication and deep knowledge of the industry have made a very significant contribution to the development of our agricultural and turf business over his 31-year tenure. We wish him all the best as he moves into retirement, and thank him for his many contributions to John Deere, our dealers, our customers and the broader industry.”
Nairn Brown (Glasgow) Ltd based in Busby near Glasgow is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.The company was started in 1964 by Nairn Brown and is the longest established business of its type in Scotland. This longevity was helped in 1996 when the company became John Deere’s first golf & turf dealer for the whole of the west of Scotland. Managing this key dealership for the world’s largest agricultural and turf equipment manufacturer has ensured Nairn Brown’s continued success in selling and supporting John Deere’s complete range of professional golf & turf machinery, as well as the biggest single brand range of lawn and garden equipment.Not many companies last for 50 years unless they are, among other things, competent, efficient and honest in their dealings and SallySandground, daughter of Nairn Brown and newly appointed director, says the company will continue with this ethos. However, the real key to any business lasting 50 years is the calibre of the staff –their ability, their loyalty and their attitude.The company is extremely lucky in having staff with these qualities running the business. Supplying first-class machinery and reliable after-sales service to 200 golf clubs over such a wide area is a huge task, but with attentive and well-trained staff the company has retained an impressive loyalty from its large customer base – which includes all the local councils in the trading area, as well as many land engineers, contractors and estates. READ MORE:-http://nairnbrown.com/About-us/About-Nairn-Brown-Glasgow-Ltd
John Deere has introduced a complete range of advanced technology fairway, tees & surrounds and rough mowers for 2014, based on extensive feedback from greenkeepers and other golf and turf industry professionals.Customers joined Nairn brown (Glasgow) Ltd staff and John Deere personnel to view this versatile new range in August 2014 at Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort.If you were unable to attend and would like more information or a demonstration, please contact 0141-644-3563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org._____________________________________________________________________________Full articleJohn Deere has introduced a complete range of advanced technology fairway, tees & surrounds and rough mowers for 2014, based on extensive feedback from greenkeepers and other golf and turf industry professionals.Common features across the new A Model range include a brand new TechControl display, LoadMatch from the John Deere compact tractor range, internal wet disc brakes and improved operator stations – all engineered to provide users with greater control of the machines, easier operator training and best in class cut quality.All A Models also feature OnCourse Technology, which intelligently integrates electronic controls with the mowers’ mechanical features to deliver improved performance, better diagnostics, more uptime and increased reliability, productivity and operator comfort.The simple to use, password protected TechControl display enables the course manager, head greenkeeper or deputy to quickly set or change mowing, turning and transport speeds, for example, to limit variations in performance by different operators and provide a more consistent, quality finish. On-board visual diagnostics and the ability to set regular service times also help to maximise productive time.A popular feature adopted from the John Deere compact tractor range is LoadMatch, which automatically adjusts the speed of the machine to deliver consistent power to the cutting units during heavy load conditions. This is also designed to maximise productivity and maintain high levels of cut quality.In addition to these key systems on every model, the 7500A, 7700A and 8700A PrecisionCut and the 7500AE hybrid electric fairway mowers feature an improved operator station, with multiple step locations making it easy to get on or off the mowers from either the front or rear. Tyre alignment has also been improved to deliver an even after-cut appearance across the mowing pass.The 8000AE hybrid mower features 18in QA5 (Quick Adjust) cutting units, which narrows the overall cut width to produce tighter striping and superior cut quality, with even fewer hydraulic leak points. The three-wheel design of the 8000AE offers greater manoeuvrability and quicker turns than traditional four-wheel machines, for maximum productivity.In addition, the new A Model E-Cut hybrid electric fairway mowers can be set to automatically deliver reduced engine speed during mowing, with fuel savings of up to 30 per cent.The new John Deere 7200A PrecisionCut, 7400A TerrainCut and 8800A TerrainCut tees & surrounds and rough mowers also share many of the same features as the new fairway mowers. Both the 7200A and 7400A are equipped with a new larger eHydro transmission and redesigned wheel motors for improved traction performance, especially on slopes, while the 8800A is equipped with a new 55hp four-cylinder engine producing over 27 per cent more power.Each machine in the new A Model line-up is produced using an updated assembly process at John Deere’s Turf Care facility in North Carolina, USA. The process incorporates advanced manufacturing technologies such as smart tools and vision systems to provide consistent build quality across the range.More updates for 2014John Deere has also announced updates to the 2653B PrecisionCut tees & surrounds mower and the 2500B PrecisionCut and 2500E hybrid electric greens mowers for 2014.To improve operator comfort, particularly during long working hours, the 2653B now features a lower seating position and increased leg room, while a new double-acting steering cylinder enables the operator to achieve straighter cut lines with less effort.In addition, the 2500B and 2500E models now incorporate electric controllers to provide increased diagnostic capabilities using the Control Area Network or CANbus system, as used since 2009 on John Deere’s E-Cut hybrid electric fairway mowers.