By Michael Moroney
John Deere has appointed two family-owned businesses, Meath Farm Machinery and Agri-Power, as its new dealers for the areas in Ireland previously covered by Johnston Farm Equipment in Longford and Eamonn Tinney and Sons in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Meath Farm Machinery, based at Kilberry, Navan, Co Meath, and run by the Timmons family, will be adding the counties of Longford and Leitrim to their sales region.
Meath Farm Machinery has two additional outlets, one at Bailieborough in Co Cavan and the other outside Kilcock in Co Kildare.
The company has announced that it will be relocating the Bailieborough outlet to Poles, Dublin Road, Cavan, in January 2014.
The move is aimed to provide a more central location covering the counties of Longford and Leitrim within the newly expanded territory.
Agri-Power, based near Omagh in Co Tyrone, will take on the additional Donegal region, formerly held by Tinneys.
Agri-Power, owned by Noel and Helen McCullough, will be opening an additional outlet at Rossgier Business Park, Lifford, Co Donegal, within the next month to provide local parts, service and sales to customers in Donegal and the surrounding area.
In the meantime, the dealership will also be offering parts, service and warranty support from its existing branch near Omagh, with local parts delivery and on-farm service support available in the Donegal area.