Landini and McCormick tractors will be back at the National Ploughing Championships next month with new distributor AgriArgo UK. A selection of tractors from the Landini and McCormick line-ups will be on display, and the event provides the first opportunity for the AgriArgo management team handling sales, distribution and after-sales support to meet farmers and contractors. AgriArgo has kept a relatively low profile since being appointed by manufacturer Argo Tractors to take over the sales and support role vacated by the previous distributor. Behind the scenes the intervening period has been spent negotiating with existing and potentially new dealerships, and getting the required resources in place to serve the Irish market professionally. “We’ve been focused on getting dealers up to speed on our procedures for ordering tractors and parts, and on putting finance resources in place for dealer stocking plans and retail sales,” said general manager and sales director Ray Spinks. “Our service staff have explained the diagnostics tools available to dealers for trouble-shooting, and the procedures involved in warranty claims and for delivering feed-back to the factory, which we consider very important for the long-term development of the products.” One of the first dealerships to fully embrace the changes and sign up to the new distribution arrangements is Maher Tractor Sales at The Bush, Dunslaughlin near Dublin. A number of tractors in the Landini and McCormick ranges will be available for inspection at the National Ploughing Championships on September 19-21 at Screggan near Tullamore, Co Offaly.