Thomas McMullan has joined ARGO Tractors UK and Ireland, the distributor of ARGO’s Landini tractor brand, as after-sales and demonstration manager, working across the Republic and the North of Ireland.
Joining the business after four years working with a British tractor manufacturer in test and development, and latterly technical service on a global basis, Thomas holds a masters in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. A County Derry native, he will be supporting dealers around the island, and is already fully up to speed with his new product ranges, having spent some time training at ARGO Tractors UK and Ireland in Doncaster.
“We have a very strong brand in Landini, with some significant potential markets to build upon across Ireland,” advises Thomas.
“Landini is especially popular in Ireland, and there is a lot of scope to build on this, with models up to 240hp but, in addition, a strong offering of simpler tractors in the lower-horsepower bracket to suit stock farmers, and a number of models to meet the needs of groundscare and other specialist applications.
“While we are already well known for our excellent range of smaller and stockman sized tractors, I’m eager to introduce the market to the new range of premium high-horsepower models people may not have necessarily associated with the brands in the past.
“Among my first jobs with ARGO Tractors is to boost our demo programme, and show farmers what these ranges can do. In particular, we will have a pair of 210hp Landini 7-210 tractors – one with V-Shift CVT and one with Robo-Six six-step semi-powershift – on demonstrations this summer, both fully-equipped with precision farming technology from our partner TopCon Ireland.
“With these and other demonstrations for both product lines, we’re looking to show prospective and existing customers and dealers what Landini have to offer, particularly as networks continue to change, putting us under consideration by more dealers and customers. As a tractor-only maker, we can also help dealers preserve and enhance relationships with implement suppliers. This is all helping to raise the profile of the brand in Ireland, and I’m looking forward to helping boost that further.”