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Lancashire agricultural machinery dealer wins Landini award

Landini UK sales director Simeone Morra (left) presents the 'Dealer of the Year' award to Tony Newsham of T H Horn, the farm machinery business based at Cabus near Garstang, Lancs.
Landini UK sales director Simeone Morra (left) presents the 'Dealer of the Year' award to Tony Newsham of T H Horn, the farm machinery business based at Cabus near Garstang, Lancs.

Top dealer in Landini's northern region for 2005

Sells and services tractors in Lancashire, west Yorks, south Cumbria

Mid-range 80-100hp tractors popular with dairy and beef/sheep farmers

Lancashire agricultural machinery dealer, T H Horn, based at Cabus near Garstang, Lancs, has been named 'Northern Dealer of the Year 2005' by Italian tractor maker Landini in recognition of the company's sales performance and standards of after-sales service.

The award was presented to Tony Newsham of Horns by Landini UK sales director Simeone Morra, who commended the business on the way it meets the machinery needs of farmers in the area.

"T H Horn is a long-standing Landini retailer widely appreciated by customers for high standards of product knowledge and after-sales customer service," says Mr Morra. "The business did particularly well in 2005, selling more tractors than usual when the overall market for farm tractor sales was down, so it is a worthy winner of our annual award."

The family run business is headed by Brian Horn who oversees service operations at the Croston Barn premises, while Tony Newsham looks after sales. They are supported by administration, parts and service staff in providing a range of implements, workshop tools and consumables and all the other essential items needed on a modern farm.

As far as the Landini tractors are concerned mid-range 80hp to 100hp Powerfarm and Vision models are the most popular with T H Horn's dairy and beef/sheep farmer customers, while the more powerful six-cylinder Mythos and Legend tractors have a following among vegetable and salad crop growers in the Black Fen area for field work and haulage.

"The Landini range has developed into a line-up that really is on a level with any make of tractor you care to mention," says Tony Newsham. "Many of our customers particularly appreciate the wide range of models and different build specifications because it means there's always a tractor to suit their particular needs and budgets."

With a large trading area that encompasses all of Lancashire, eastwards into Yorkshire as far as Skipton, and up into the southern end of Cumbria, the company needs to be on its toes with efficient parts deliveries and field service.

"As far as service is concerned, our workshop staff and Landini specialist technician Richard Miller do an excellent job with the spanners to keep our customers' tractors fit for work," says Tony Newsham. "The 'Dealer of the Year' award is very welcome and will encourage us to do even better in 2006!"

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