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Vincent Tractors attain gold plus status

Vincent Tractors attain gold plus status: Vincent Tractors & Plant, has been awarded Gold Plus for Kubota Dealer Service Excellence.

Now in its 53rd year in business, Vincent Tractors & Plant, a family owned machinery dealer with branches in Fraddon, Holsworthy and Smithaleigh, near Ivybridge, is the only full line dealership in the country to achieve this status.

Vincent Tractors attain gold plus status

The awards, which are assessed and presented every two years by Kubota, are based on dealer equipment, facilities, commitment to training and, most importantly, customer service.

The Kubota customer satisfaction survey is submitted to customers after every product sold and is used to rate the service department of every Kubota dealer.

“This fantastic achievement reflects our team’s hard work and ‘customer first’ commitment“, remarked Paul Vincent, Vincent Tractors & Plant managing director.

“I would like to thank all the team at Vincent Tractors & Plant for their diligence and dedication. The industry is going through tremendous change and we are working hard to innovate to ensure we can meet and exceed our customers’ requirements and expectations.

“Not all the team are able to be here today to receive this award but I’m happy to do it on their behalf.  It’s been a real team effort across all three depots to achieve this level of service!”

Rob Wilkins, Kubota’s regional service manager, remarked, “I have been working with Vincent’s for a number of years now and in last five years they have raised the bar with regards to the level of service they offer to their customer as well as their commitment to their own team.  We have had our challenges but we have worked together to resolve them.”

Full line Kubota dealerships supply and service agricultural tractors and implements and Kverneland implements, compact tractors and ride on mowers as well as the construction range of excavators, loaders and tracked dumpers.

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Vincent Tractors’ New Plant

Vincent Tractors’ New Plant: Vincent Tractors & Plant are delighted to announce that they are relocating to the former Holsworthy branch of Bond Agri at Unit 1, Neet Way, Dobles Industrial Estate, Holsworthy, EX22 6ES. 

As from Monday 15th July Vincent Tractors & Plant started trading from this new location.  They will continue to supply and service the full range of Kubota Tractors, Groundcare and Construction equipment including a range of agricultural implements and other products within the Vincent Tractors & Plant product range. The full range can be viewed on their website at www.vincenttractors.co.uk.  The new branch includes a showroom and will continue to offer a large range of spare parts as well as provide a dedicated machinery servicing and repair department.

Vincent Tractors' New Plant

Paul Vincent, Managing Director of Vincent Tractors & Plant explained “The opportunity for us to take over the Bond Agri depot was too good a chance for us to miss.  The move to Unit 1 on the Dobles Industrial Estate provides us with a bigger showroom, more office space and a larger workshop.  It means that we can service more machines at once, as well as stock a wider range of spare parts”.

David Stanbury has joined our sales team and will be the Vincent Tractors & Plant agricultural sales representative for the West and North Devon area, his mobile number is 07970 207689.  John Scott (07768 063548) and Nick Vincent (07834 555172) are our Groundcare and Construction sales representatives respectively for West and North Devon.

The Vincent Tractors & Plant telephone number remains unchanged, 01409 251241 and a member of their Holsworthy team will be happy to speak with you.  They look forward to welcoming you to our new branch and showroom in the near future.

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Vincent Tractors To Host Demo Day

Vincent Tractors To Host Demo Day: For the fourth year running Cornwall and Devon groundcare machinery supplier Vincent Tractors & Plant will be holding a Professional Groundcare Demo Day where visitors will be able to put the next generation of lawn mowers and chippers through their paces. The event takes place on Wednesday 10th April 2019 between 10:00am and 3:00pm at Bodmin Rugby Club, Turfdown Road, Bodmin, PL30 4AW. 

Vincent Tractors & Plant will be showcasing its’ professional range of groundcare equipment from a wide range of manufacturers such as Kubota, Baroness, Trimax, GreenMech, Ferris, Spider, Kersten and Stiga.  As in previous years there will be working demonstrations where visitors will be able to put some of the machines through their paces.

Vincent Tractors To Host Demo Day

Jon Day, Groundcare Sales Person for Mid & West Cornwall said “We are excited to be holding this event again.  This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to come along and find out more about the range of professional groundcare machinery that we can supply.  The Vincent Tractors & Plant team, together with representatives from some of the manufacturers will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions”.

“This year we will have a number of our popular Kubota and Stiga ride on mowers, as well as more specialised pieces of machinery such as the remote-controlled Spider mowers.”

“Whether you are a contractor, looking after a holiday site, golf course or country park this is the event for you,” said Jon.

To register your interest in attending the event either call Vincent Tractors & Plant on 01726 860332 or email jenna.k@vincenttractors.co.uk.

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Duchy College Student Joins Vincent Tractors & Plant

Duchy College Student Joins Vincent Tractors & Plant: A Duchy College Rosewarne student has been awarded a scholarship with Fraddon based machinery dealership, Vincent Tractors & Plant.

This years’ recipient, Barnaby Hills has already started his work placement at the Cornwall and Devon Kubota franchise as part of his scholarship package as he works towards his Level 2 land-based engineering certificate at Duchy College.

Duchy College Student Joins Vincent Tractors & Plant

It is the third year in a row that Vincent Tractors & Plant have offered this scholarship to a Duchy College Rosewarne student as part of its ongoing commitment to encourage new entrants into the engineering industry.  Paul Vincent, Managing Director at Vincent Tractors & Plant recognised that there was a shortfall in engineers and provided the scholarship as a means of encouraging youngsters into the industry.

16 year old Barnaby said “I was really surprised and pleased to receive the scholarship.  It’s really interesting working on all the different machines.  The team at Vincents are great fun to work with and the staff at the college are really helpful“.

As part of the application process, candidates had to complete an application form, attend an interview and carry out work experience with the dealership.

Service Manager, Andrew Hoddinott said “Barnaby is the third recipient of the scholarship in partnership with Duchy College.  The other two recipients have both gone onto an apprenticeship within the company.  As a business we are keen to invest in the future and this scholarship is our way of encouraging new people into the industry.  We are training up local engineers to provide a good quality local service”.

Danny Sellors, Program Manager Land-Based Engineering at Duchy College, Rosewarne commented “Barnaby is settling in well to college life.  The last month he has had a lot of new experiences and is coping really well.  The health and safety unit is finished and we have moved onto engine technology, stripping down and assembling Perkins four and six cylinder Phaser Engines.  They are now learning about engine components, two and four stroke cycles, the differences between indirect and direct diesel engines, cooling and lubrication.  After half term the Level 2 students will be taking the first of three examinations, the health and safety exam”.

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Vincent Tractors Expand Into Devon

Vincent Tractors Expand Into Devon: Vincent Tractors & Plant, a Cornish Kubota Dealership, is expanding into Devon and opening two new branches in Holsworthy and Smithaleigh.

The two new branches will focus on the full range of Kubota equipment – agriculture, groundcare and construction.  The Head Office for the expanded company will remain at Fraddon, with both of the new sites having a sales, parts and service departments offering customers local support.

Vincent Tractors Expand Into Devon

Paul Vincent, Managing Director of Vincent Tractors & Plant said “This is an incredibly exciting time in the company’s history.  Two of my sons, Nick and Alec have joined the company to help implement this expansion.  Nick being responsible for construction sales in Devon and Cornwall initially and Alec as our Financial Manager”.

“Over the past 52 years we have dealt predominantly with customers in Cornwall.  The opening of the two new branches will allow us to offer our award-winning level of expertise and customer service to customers in Devon.  Richard Felton will cover the new area for agricultural sales, while John Scott and Trevor Readwin will cover groundcare in the south and north respectively”.

Rob Edwards, Kubota’ Business Development Manager for Agriculture, said “We are very pleased to be working with Vincent Tractors & Plant on their expansion.  Paul and his team have a great reputation in Cornwall as a dealership that provides quality equipment and service to their customers.  We aim to help them bring this to Devon through the utilisation of our latest machinery and excellent aftersales support”.

The opening of the new depots will enable Vincent Tractors & Plant to supply and service Kubota’s complete range of high quality and innovative agricultural equipment to Devon’s farmers. This includes the recently launched flagship M7 range up to 170hp, as well as the extensive range of agricultural implements.

Kubota’s groundcare range includes walk behind, ride-on, out-front and zero turn mowers, as well as its industry leading compact tractors and its durable and rugged RTV utility vehicles.  Kubota’s range of BX Series, B1 Series and B2 Series sub-compact tractors are perfect for the Devon market as they are leaders in innovation, reliability and value for money.

Kubota’s excavator range, from the micro K008-3 (800kg) to the KX080-4 (8 tonne), continue to dominate the construction market with quality, performance and reliability.  This is a very important market to Kubota and Vincent Tractors & Plant welcomes customers both old and new to our Devon depots.

Vincent Tractors & Plant commenced trading in Devon as from 1st September 2018.  The official opening of the two new branches will be later in the year.

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