Kildare firm nails Massey door deal
Published 05/10/2010 | 05:00
Kildare firm C&G Cabs has secured a contract to supply doors for the Massey Ferguson 300 series.
There are also suggestions that the lucrative deal, which was agreed at the recent Ploughing Championships in Athy, may be extended to include the MF600 series.
Sean Gorman, area parts sales manager with AGCO, confirmed that the C&G-manufactured door would be available throughout the AGCO/MF parts operation for Europe for its 300 series.
Mr Gorman said that when the manufacturing of the MF300 series tractors came to an end, effectively the cab manufacturing ceased with it, and it became increasingly problematic to source doors for the popular series.
"We had one firm manufacturing the frame, but putting the door together to make a complete unit with individual parts becomes very expensive," Mr Gorman said.
This gap in the parts market will now be filled by the Irish firm.
In the agricultural sector, C&G Cabs are mostly used to modernise, rejuvenate or weather-proof existing or older tractor designs.
Though production of the MF300 series ceased quite a few years ago, it is still a popular tractor here and is usually equipped with a loader.