Argo Tractors – manufacturer of Landini and McCormick products – has appointed its GB distributor AgriArgo UK to also handle whole-goods and parts distribution throughout Ireland. The appointment results from a mutual agreement between Argo Tractors, D&S Machinery in Dublin and H Fulton Tractors in Dungiven to end former distribution arrangements. Will Doyle has been appointed as area sales manager for Ireland, and Irish dealers and end users are supported with parts from the £3 million-worth of stock held at AgriArgo UK’s Harworth premises. All new tractor orders for the Irish market are also now being handled by the company.

General manager and sales director Ray Spinks (pictured) acknowledged the support provided by the former distributors. “Having decided to pursue other business opportunities, Michael Devane and his fellow directors at D&S Machinery have done everything possible to ensure a smooth hand-over,” he said. “That gave us time to put in the resources needed to ensure the professional support we give our dealers in Great Britain is available to dealerships in Ireland. This is a great opportunity for Irish dealers and we look forward to hearing from businesses who see the potential for Landini and McCormick tractor sales in their area.” D&S Machinery Ltd became the Landini importer for all Ireland in 1991 and in 2001 was appointed to also handle the McCormick range shortly after Argo Tractors reintroduced the brand. H Fulton Tractors Ltd was awarded the McCormick agency for selected counties across the north of Ireland in April 2016 and continues under the new arrangement as a retail dealer.