New McCormick outlet in Yorkshire
By: Tony Hoyland
Parts and service support coverage for McCormick tractor users in North Yorkshire has been improved with the appointment of a new dealer based in Dishforth between Ripon and Thirsk.
Frank and Barbara Ward’s A1 Tractors partnership runs a tractor and equipment hire fleet and has provided cost-effective workshop services and parts supply to local farmers for the past 21 years and is now focussing on current McCormick tractors and their predecessors.
“We continue to provide parts and service for customers running tractors from our previous franchise but hope to build up our business with farmers using the McCormick machines,” says Frank Ward. “We also have access to a competitive range of parts for their heritage predecessors, especially those built in the David Brown, Case and International Harvester factories that operated in Yorkshire.
“We’re also supplying tractors, of course, and have one of the new 140hp MTX150s as a demonstrator. There’s a 100hp CX110 in stock as well featuring the latest high-visibility cab design.”
These two models are representative of a range that caters for all types of farming and rural enterprise – after all, today’s McCormick line-up stretches all the way from a 23hp sub-compact machine for large domestic and commercial groundscare work to the TTX230 arable tractor with its 225hp ‘power boost’ engine and XtraSpeed eight powershift transmission.
“The McCormick range should suit the diverse types of farming we see in our area very well,” concluded Frank. “At the centre of this area, in the heart of the Vale of York where we’re based, it’s very much arable country; but just a few miles in either direction you’re soon into mixed farming and livestock.”
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