AFGRI Equipment – Esperance had the pleasure of hosting two fantastic events on the one day in October. The branch put together a superb header school for John Deere owners and operators as well as the fantastic Ladies of the Land Tour on the same day. Over 100 farmers came through the header school across the day in preparation for harvest whilst more than 70 ladies attended the tour to celebrate the local women in Agriculture.
The tour now in its second year, was held to show the branch’s gratitude for the ladies’ efforts and support for the local branch. It included a lunch at a local brewery with a product walkaround of a John Deere S790 harvester on-site with service technician Jayden Pollard and a visit to Esperance’s own Stonehenge, a full-size replica of the original Stonehenge made from Esperance pink granite stones.
AFGRI Equipment – Esperance branch manager Brad Forrester said the header school, which ran at the same time, included a comprehensive look into the features on two John Deere S790 combine harvesters. “We had a great turnout from the local area as well as owners travelling form Lake Grace, Gnowangerup and Albany,” Brad said.
“We ran three sessions on precision guidance, set up, optimisation and repairs and maintenance, supported by John Deere Australia representatives Lance Dickson and Leigh Nairn.
“We’ve already received enquiries on 2021 headers as part of our forward order program so from that point of view, we’re very happy with the outcome but our main focus was engaging with owners to ensure they get maximum productivity out of their machines this harvest.” AFGRI Equipment – Esperance looks forward to running the two events again next year and wishes all a great harvest.