Aftersales

“We will look after you” are words we live by. Whatever your requirements or location, call and our team will provide solutions.

We’ll help keep your gear rolling.

We can take care of all your maintenance and servicing, covering new and used agricultural equipment. Our well-equipped, professional workshop and extensive parts department caters for all needs with the added benefit of our onsite farm service vehicles on-call 24/7.

The experienced service and parts team are committed to providing unparalleled customer service, and care, from the day you purchase. No job is too big or too small.

 

Need something serviced?

Something damaged, or not working as well as it should?

FarmChief can help. We’ll get it back on track and help keep it working like new for years or generations.

Need spare parts?

Every now and again something’s going to come up.

It could be next year, it could be a decade from now. No problem. We’ll have the parts you need, stocked and, all ready to go.

Contact Aftersales

Logan Murray

Canterbury & Upper South – Parts 

logan@farmchief.co.nz

Call Logan today:03 349 4450

Brent Burgess

Southland & Otago –  Service Manager

brent@farmchief.co.nz

Call Brent today:03 215 7750

Scott Murray

Southland & Otago –  Parts

scott@farmchief.co.nz

Call Scott today:03 215 7750

Southland Service Team

service@farmchief.co.nz

Call the Southland Service Team today:03 215 7750

Graeme’s view

Graeme Burnett has a 300ha milking platform and 250ha run-off on flat to rolling country at Dacre on the Southland Plains. It’s fully self-contained, doing all its own cropping.
He’s been impressed by FarmChief’s sales follow-up, in particular Ben who he says is a salesman who can also actually also do the job.
“We bought a roller that needed a tweak so the paddles worked better on the flat. They came out, looked at it and organised new parts. It was extremely good.”
Graeme says it’s a welcome change from a lot of the gear they have bought elsewhere, which has left them with a bit of welding to do. “FarmChief do far more than other outfits.”

- After Sales

Colin's view

Colin Molloy runs a 420-sow piggery, along with 130 hectares of cropping and livestock, in Sheffield, Canterbury with two large effluent ponds.
Although it was the advanced hydraulics that first drew Colin to his Veenhuis Profiline 16600 litre Slurry Tanker, he is also acutely aware of the need to successfully manage environmental issues and soil fertility. The tanker enables him to recycle the nutrient-dense manure and reduce odour in one go.
His tanker injects the effluent back into the soil providing a great start for barley, wheat, and pasture and removing the nuisance normally associated with conventional “broadcast” systems.

- Veenhuis Slurry Tankers

Tony’s View.

Fisken Contracting, based in Gore, can tackle fairly much any job there is. From lane maintenance to cartage, baling to logging. Tony Fisken backs umbilical slurry systems because of their efficiency and the fact that they’ll work at high volumes and in conditions where slurry tankers simply can’t. “There’s little or no compaction of laneways or paddocks and it’s a very effective way of moving large amounts of nutrient.” Tony says the system is especially good on softer soils, (and on the shoulder seasons) where tankers could get stuck, as there are only the hoses to be placed down and reeled in. His business works with umbilical on distances up to, and even exceeding 2kms, which, Tony says, accommodates most properties. Some farmers find it so effective they choose not to use their own systems at all. “They just give us a call.”

- Storth Umbilical

Tom's view

The Webster family farms 450 hectares at Aylesbury, in Canterbury, growing small seeds including carrots and brassicas and grass seed; and wheat and barley. Tom Webster says when the family took over the property a couple of years ago, they were looking for quality cultivation gear to work well behind their 270hp John Deere. They found the Jupiter hit the spot: A good, heavy implement with well-spaced tynes, doing a solid job.
Typically, it’s used with a roller or a maxitill towed behind it, either post-harvest or after green feed.Tom says the Jupiter is living up to expectations. “It’s been really good. It definitely is fit for its purpose. And it’s especially good at handling and incorporating trash.”

- The Jupiter

Barry’s view

Barry Lawry farms 200 cows on 78 hectares in Te Awamutu on heavy, rolling country. In addition, he contracts and sub-contracts using his Harry West 3000 Dual Spreader. Barry credits the spreader with giving him an additional avenue into contracting. His original Harry West Spreader saw out about 20 years hard work. And he’s now bought a second. Which, as he says “must say something about them.” Barry collects mostly from weeping walls, herd homes, and separators, then spreads the nutrients back on the paddocks where they belong.

- West Dual Muck Spreader

Scott's View

Scott Croft farms 250 ha of crops, 650 Perendale sheep, and Angus cattle in heavy country at Lakeside, Canterbury. His crops include wheat, barley and grass-seed, Watties peas, and radishes.
Scott says his previous plough was simply getting a bit old for the task of turning over more than 80ha a year.
A fan of ploughing; “It’s a good way of breaking up the ground here, especially where there’s a bit of compaction”, Scott says he got his 5 furrow Agrolux from FarmChief for a demo to see what it could do. “It ended up staying here.”.
Scott says he’s had no problems with the plough and it has proved its worth, burying stubble and crop residue and giving a clean finish.

- Agrolux Ploughs

Marcus's View

Marcus Tuck farms a 400 cow dairy unit on the West Coast near Rotomanu. After 30 years in Rotorua, he moved there to be closer to family farming in the area and despite his considerable experience it meant facing a few new challenges.

On the West Coast, as Marcus points out, it takes almost no time for a creek to turn into a torrent. The resulting damage to culverts and banks on the farm can be significant, if not severe. “We lost the main culvert behind the house three times in one year, so the cows couldn’t cross to be milked.”

Before purchasing his VGM tip trailer, Marcus had a 6 ton, wood-deck tip trailer used for carting rocks. However it simply didn’t have the strength, or capacity, to effectively handle the job and the deck was getting damaged.

Marcus says the need for maintenance is at least monthly and that’s where the VGM trailer proves its worth. He’s also uses it for routine track up-keep, mostly for animal health reasons – to avoid foot problems.

In the first two weeks of owning the tip trailer, Marcus reckons he moved around 350 tons of gravel. “It’s become very handy very quickly. The jobs that needed to be done have been done.” Before that, he says, he simply didn’t have the kit.

Since moving to the West Coast, Marcus says he’s been keen to learn from neighbours, to remain humble, and to keep an open mind. “I like to listen to what they’ve got to say. It adds to your knowledge and understanding.

“It’s hard to beat a good day on the West Coast and it’s hard to beat a bad day. The next day will be brilliantly fine.”

- VGM ZK10 Tipping Trailer