The company has served farmers and crofters in the region since its foundation in 2003 by George and Fiona McLaren, initially with the Polaris ATV and Zetor franchises.
Since then it has expanded its franchise offering to encompass a number of machinery makes suited to the region’s harsh environment, and this is where McCormick fits in well, believes George McLaren, who has over thirty years’ experience in the industry.
“We have a well-established tractor sales business, and are looking forward to building on this with McCormick,” says George. “We’ve already added a trio of stock tractors to our fleet, which are all available for demonstration. They comprise a 120hp X6.420, a 115hp X5.55 and a 70hp X4.30, representing three ranges and model sizes which are well-suited to the needs of local farmers and contractors.”
Based at Dingwall in Ross-shire, the business has a staff of eleven, with George running the sales department and James White as territory manager. Sam Cowan manages the service department, supported by four time-served engineers. The office is managed by Fiona McLaren.
“The new McCormick signage is up at our premises, we are well-stocked with parts, and our technicians are undergoing their service training,” says George. “We are very much looking forward to showing both existing and new customers the quality and capabilities of the range of McCormick tractors.”
Picture: Fiona and George McLaren (front) with the rest of the McLaren Tractors team.