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Agent network reaches 150 as demand grows for professional remapping
Avon Tuning HD’s authorised network of agents has grown to over 150 certified installers as uptake for performance increases on tractors and farm machinery through professional engine remapping grows.
The network operates throughout the UK and Ireland and the growth over the past 18 months has seen agent numbers double. The increase means farmers looking for local support now have a wider choice with agents as far north as Kirkwall in the Orkney Isles, throughout Scotland and Wales, and across England as far south as Devon and Cornwall.
Gareth Jones, director at Avon Tuning HD, says customer demand has encouraged new agents to join. “The agent network has grown across the country due to more farmers choosing our professional remapping service as a cost-effective option to increase work rates, rather than upgrading a tractor or combine. As machinery main dealers revaluate depot locations having a local agent is a big reassurance.
“Ireland has seen a substantial increase in the network across the country and we plan to start growing a European agent network in the new year. All our maps are produced to the farmer’s requirements and within the tractor’s capabilities from our Bristol HQ, which offers users peace of mind compared with other tuning options.”
Remaps are applied to machines on farm in around two hours with the original ECU map downloaded and saved before a new bespoke map is fitted. By editing the software at source, the process is safer, and the engineer has greater control of engine parameters.
“Any of the 150 agents can install an agricultural remap and are trained before joining the network to understand the process but also spot mechanical signs that may prevent a remap being fitted. Only machines in good health can be remapped as reliability is still the main requirement for users,” concludes Gareth.
JCB WINS ITS BIGGEST EVER UK ORDER AS PERTHSHIRE FARMER INVESTS
JCB has won its biggest ever deal in the UK after a Perthshire farmer placed an order for £87.5 million worth of machines – including a big fleet of iconic 3CX backhoe loaders.
The huge order has been placed by Perth-based Morris Leslie Plant Hire almost 50 years after Founder Morris Leslie started the company on his parents’ farm in the Carse of Gowrie, near Perth, where he began buying and selling construction equipment. Today his company operates across the UK – with many of his firm’s customers working in the agricultural sector, particularly in Scotland.
Morris Leslie Plant Hire’s new machines include a bumper deal for 50 JCB backhoe loaders, at a time when new figures show a resurgence in demand for backhoes in the UK, with the market growing by more than 12 per cent in 2022. The investment will also see the company take delivery of Loadall telescopic handlers, excavators, site dumpers, and compaction equipment, underlining its commitment to provide customers with the most up-to-date machines possible.