Kubota (UK) dealer Major Owen is expanding into the agricultural sector with the full range of higher power M-series tractors to complement its existing groundcare business.
Broadening its product range is viewed as a logical step for the North Wales-based dealership, and the additional models will include M6001 Utility, M6002 and M7003 models spanning 104-175hp, plus corresponding LK tractor-loader models and R0 pivot steer loaders.
The dealer’s long-standing relationship with Kubota dates back to the early 1980’s. Based in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, the location is within reach to agricultural customers across North Wales and Anglesey.
With a team of over 25 staff, the family-owned and run dealership has taken on the complete range of Kubota M-series tractors from 66hp to 173hp.
“Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a surge of interest from the farming community looking for more powerful tractors,” explained Andy Jones, managing director of Major Owen. “So, we took the decision to expand the business to be able to provide the tractors, warranty, service and support that we need for this exciting new chapter.”
Mr Jones is confident of replicating that same level of support currently provided to the professional groundcare and construction machinery across the agricultural industry.
“Many of our staff already have experience and knowledge of the smaller M-series tractors. We’re in the process of increasing our sales, service and workshop teams to support new and existing customers, as we expand our portfolio with the higher horsepower tractors.”
Henry Bredin, general manager of Kubota (UK)’s agricultural and groundcare machinery division, said that major Owen already has considerable M-series tractor experience, having delivered on sales, service and support with lower powered M4 and M5 models across a diverse customer base. “Larger tractors are a natural and logical progression,” he added.