Managing Director Jason Bateman

It’s all about teamwork

Some of you may know that I am a keen follower of motorsport, in particular F1. I’ve always been fascinated by the level of teamwork that goes into getting a car around a circuit, from factory to race crew and driver.

Here at Team Bateman our design and development teams at the factory are continually looking for those marginal gains, we’re prototyping innovations every week. Our technical team and service engineers are backing our drivers up in the field, making sure they stay ahead in their race against nature.

A passion for solving spraying problems is behind every innovation and update you find on our machines; the latest Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is one such example. Capstan AG is our PWM partner, and Brian Finstrom from Capstan explains the benefits of Pinpoint III PWM.

Our Team Bateman demonstration crew are currently showing our PWM and other innovations to farmers across the UK. A regular question when demonstrating our sprayer is which boom configuration is most suitable? There are two booms available on a Bateman, and we’ve highlighted the properties of each for you in a dedicated article.

The measure of a successful team is the length of time people are happy to remain part of it. We have a fantastic team of people at Bateman, many of whom have been with us for a long time. One such team member at 33 years’ service and counting is Phil Brant, we asked Phil to tell us about his journey which you can read about here ››

We’ve always believed in being self sufficient, around 90% of parts on our sprayers are made in our factory, which is why our shelves are always stocked with the parts our customers’ need. This applies equally to legacy models as it does to our current model range. Bob Shelswell runs a 2003 registered RB25, and explains why here ››

In many cases the sprayer is the most used machine on the farm. We work closely with our customers to produce machines that meet their individual needs, make spraying days and nights easy and minimise costs. It’s very much a team effort.

Best wishes for the remainder of the season.
Jason Bateman
R. J. Bateman Engineering

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