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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Agricare - Growing in Strength

Published 18/02/2014 | 05:32

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A new agricultural machinery company has been growing steadily from its premises in Balcunnin, Skerries and is building up its customer base around Fingal and beyond.

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Agricare was founded by Kenny Quaile in March 2012 after the closure of local John Deere dealer Derek Plant Farm Machinery where Kenny had been looking after the service department. Working with John Deere dealers since 1991 Kenny was the recipient in 2005 of John Deere's "Recognition Of Service Excellence" award. He is joined at Agricare by Trevor Byrne, Ian Rooney and Stephen Everard, all fully qualified technicians with many years of experience working with John Deere products. "Our business is founded on providing reliable support and we will only sell products and services we can back up", said company owner Kenny. "We have a lot of experience working with modern agricultural tractors and machinery and can offer great value on routine maintenance and on the bigger breakdowns when they happen".

The company has also branched into machinery sales and now represents many leading agricultural machinery manufacturers including Pottinger grass and tillage machinery, Sfoggia vegetable transplanters, Chafer sprayers, Horstine fertiliser applicators, Topcon autosteer and precision farming systems, TractAir airbrake systems for tractors and trailers and most recently Miedema Structural potato planters. "John Deere repairs are a very important part of the business but the challenge for us now is to let our customers know about the other products and services we have to offer", said Kenny. "Starting a new business definitely has its ups and downs but we've had great support from the local farming community so I have no regrets about taking the step".

The latest service available from Agricare is NSTS sprayer testing which will be available over the coming months and Kenny says there are more new products in the pipeline this year. Agricare looks like a company that's here to stay.

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