First Bateman on the run in Tasmania

Tasmanian-based machinery specialists Agri Machinery provides sales and aftercare support for spraying, cultivation and seeding businesses. Operating from a fully equipped workshop, the business carries out repairs and rebuilds across a range of agricultural machinery and also runs a mobile service vehicle for on-site support.

In a drive to expand the number of brands sold and supported, Agri Machinery conducted a search for new suppliers who would meet their needs and those of their customers. The brief was straightforward; robust and reliable machinery that is simple to maintain. Their search for a self-propelled sprayer led them to Bateman.

Phone call plants a seed
After an initial discussion with Technical Sales Manager Carl Goff, it was clear from the outset that Bateman offered the perfect fit for Agri Machinery and in particular for one of their customers. Harvest Moon grows roughly 70,000 tons of carrots, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, beans, swede, and beetroot annually in and around the township of Forth in northern Tasmania and just outside Narrandera in New South Wales.

The business operates two other sites on mainland Australia, in Werribee South (Victoria) and Gatton (Queensland). Here they have developed long-term relationships with over 80 of the best local growers, all of whom grow and deliver high quality vegetables that perfectly complement Harvest Moon’s own-grown fresh produce.

Meeting very specific needs
Harvest Moon were looking for a self-propelled sprayer, their brief was straightforward enough:
Adjustable axle for challenging
High efficiency and speed
Larger capacity hopper
Faster pump speed for spraying
Agri Machinery Salesman Matt Miles approached Harvest Moon and was delighted with their reaction to his suggestion of a Bateman: “Harvest Moon were looking for a reliable sprayer, when I suggested Bateman they were onboard almost immediately. The process from obtaining a quote from Bateman to placing an order was seamless.”

Operators take to Bateman
Following familiarisation with their new RB35 sprayer, Harvest Moon’s operators are delighted with the comfort of the machine. The Bateman offers significant flexibility and cost-effectiveness, excellent road speeds and quick cycle times for refilling and spraying.

Darren Wilton of Harvest Moon commented on their new RB35: “Here in Tasmania, we have a very varied climate. Our winters range from -2 – 12 °C and our summers between 17 – 27 °C. The Bateman handles both seasons very well and keeps the operators very comfortable.”

Over the moon
Matt Miles summed up: “Bateman provided exceptional support throughout the purchasing process, ensuring a smooth transaction. Our customer is very happy with their new sprayer, I hope this is the first of many Batemans in Tasmania and I’m looking forward to expanding our partnership with the Bateman team.”

Would you like to book a demo? Contact us today and arrange for the Bateman Demonstration Team to visit your farm.

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