11 May 2018
P Tuckwell hosts Apprentice Day
This month, we hosted our Technician apprentice training day, inviting all of our 22 Agriculture, Turf and Parts apprentices based across theeEight depots to attend a full day training session in Ardleigh.
Our Apprentices make up approximately 15 percent of our company structure. As a key part of our business, we’ve been invested in the John Deere apprenticeship scheme for over 25 years. In addition to giving our young apprentices the necessary foundations, it also ensures that we’re passing along best practice techniques and leading the way when it comes to technology advances.
The interactive session was presented by Managing Director, James Tuckwell; Service Manager, Phil Hannah; Warranty Manager, Paul Buckle and Sales Managers, Tom Mason and Mark Debenham
While giving the apprentices the opportunity to meet and share experiences, the session also covered all aspects of company, sales and warranty processes, looked at the life cycle of a job and discussed the importance of quality control.
We have always deeply understood the value of providing training and development for our staff. Investing in the future is an essential part of our strategy through building a team that connects with the agricultural and turf communities and has the customer at the heart of everything we do.
As we continue to grow, we’re hoping to further develop our apprenticeship schemes to extend our reach to offer more development opportunities to young people across Suffolk, Essex, Herts and Bedfordshire.
If you are interested in knowing more, or looking to becoming one of our Service or Parts apprentices, please feel free to contact your local branch for more details.
28 February 2018
Tuckwell Open Days, Spring 2018
We are holding a series of open days, showcasing latest machines and technologies from our main franchises. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you there. Worlingworth events to be held at Bentwaters:
Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March, 9am - 4pm
Ride and Drive open day, allowing you to test drive the latest John Deere machines. We will have demonstrations from Vaderstad, JCB, Gregoire Besson and other franchises, and optimization stations with specialists to help and advise you with your machinery needs.
Dunmow event to be held at Agrii:
Thursday 6th March 2pm - 8:30pm
Here we will be hosting an indoor static display to showcase the latest machines. Specialists from our main franchises will be there to advise you.
Maulden event to be held at Shuttleworth
Thursday 8th March 9am - 4pm
Our final open will include us showcasing the John Deere 6250R and the E23 8370R, which will be available to ride and drive. Again, specialists will be present to advise and assist.
04 June 2017
Tuckwells staff summer party!
We extended the Suffolk Show fun and held a staff summer party at the weekend. This was a fabulous day enjoyed by our hard working team, along with their partners and children. Roff's catering provided us with a lovely lunch, and we had some a bouncy slide and face painting for children's entertainment (and adult's it appeared!)
01 April 2017
Lawn & Garden Open weekend
Thank you all for attending our lawn and garden open event in Ardleigh. We had a wide selection of new John Deere mowers being demonstrated, along with a children's John Deere play area, and some special event discounts. Our Spring clothing range was in full swing too, with 15% off all Joules and Crew purchases.
13 September 2016
Revamp at Worlingworth!
We have decided it is time to revamp our Worlingworth parts store! The project has begun this week, with the aim to finish mid October. This will involve a new layout, new products and a good clean/tidy! In the mean time, there will be some disruption, so please bear with during these times - it will be worth it! We will be having an opening day to launch the new store - watch this space!
24 July 2016
Fairfax & Favor
As part of Out and About, our country clothing part of the business, we are going to be stocking the fabulous footwear and accessories from Fairfax & Favor! From August the boots will be in our Ardleigh store, and from October, they will be in the Worlingworth store too!
23 July 2016
Out & About Clothing at Great Dunmow
We have launched a concession in our Great Dunmow depot of country clothing for men and women! We have a great variety of footwear, including Aigle & Jack Murphy wellingtons, Chatham deck shoes, and Aigle children's wellies! We have a small section of clothing too, and the fabulous polo belts!
For all enquiries, email email@example.com
08 July 2016
We are busy setting up for The Tendring Show tomorrow! It will be a great day out, hopefully with some sunshine! Join us for a drink at our Tuckwells stand, we will have machinery on display, toys, and Out and About Country clothing. By checking in on facebook, you will receive 5% off all of the clothing and footwear (including sale!)
06 July 2016
Happy Birthday Len!
A huge congratulations to our founder, Len Tuckwell, who is 90 today!!Len started the business in 1954, see our About Us page for more...
06 June 2016
Cambridgeshire Young Farmer's Show
We enjoyed supporting the Cambridgeshire Young Farmer's for their county show yesterday! We had John Deere and Vaderstad machinery on display - thanks for coming to say hi!
06 June 2016
Despite the wintry weather, we had a great couple of days exhibiting at The Suffolk Show. Thanks for your support and for coming to see us at the stand.
05 June 2016
Open Farm Sunday!
We love to support as many Open Farm Sundays as we can! So pleased they all went really well, with fantastic sunshine! Here's some snaps from Shotford Hall, Harleston.
23 May 2016
What a fabulous day we had exhibiting at The Essex Young Farmer's Show this weekend! Fantastic weather and an incredible turn out - great work to the Young Farmer's for organising the show.
10 May 2016
John Deere Heritage Event
We have all of the info for the Heritage Event at Langar being held by John Deere to celebrate 50 Years in the UK & Ireland.
We have application forms for you to enter one of your John Deere machines from over the years! If you are interested, email Victoria, firstname.lastname@example.org and she can send you all of the details.
07 May 2016
The Tuckwell's Show Calendar!
We will be exhibiting at a number of shows this year, come along and see us.
21st May –Hadleigh Show/ Beds YF Show
22nd May – Essex Young Farmer Show
1st and 2nd June – Suffolk Show
5th June – Cambridgeshire Young Farmers Show
15th and 16th June - Cereals
9th July – Tendring Show
03 May 2016
Essex Young Farmer's Show!
We have been supporting the Essex Young Farmers at their show prelims day! Tuckwell's will be exhibiting at the Essex Young Farmer's show on 22nd May! We will be taking vintage and new machinery, Out and About country clothing, and we will have a bar to enjoy a drink with you all on the day. Please come along and see us! Stand location to be added nearer the time...
27 April 2016
John Deere 8000 Series Factory Trip
Matt Carden, Kevin Drage, Robin Day, Mark Debenham & Martin Seabrook, representatives from Tuckwell's sales and service division, are in America this week for a fun and useful factory visit! They're enjoying learning about the 8000 series and all of the improvements John Deere have made for this model.
19 April 2016
Pennine Socks to land in our depots!
Our new and exciting addition to a range of our showrooms this Autumn/ Winter, Pennine Socks! This brand focusses on shooting socks and garters for Men and Women, in fun and fabulous colours, great quality materials, and at very reasonable prices! The company itself was established in 1850, and the luxury socks are knitted in England. They will be arriving in Ardleigh in August and will be available to order from us online.
19 April 2016
Aftersales Training at Newmarket Racecourse
This year we had our first service training in Newmarket with attendance from all of our service and parts departments and management team. The course was held by an external company, focussing on team building, customer service, and having a bit of fun whilst coming up with key ideas to reach the Tuckwell vision. The pictures show some of the team during one of their activities, how many people can you get on one sheet of paper! There was a lot of team work, cuddling and laughter on the day! But more importantly, the day was focussed on customer service and how we can continue to grow our business! Exciting times ahead...
17 April 2016
Out and About at Suffolk Young Farmer's Show
On Sunday, the girls at Out and About clothing went to Easton Farm Park to exhibit at the Suffolk Young Farmer's show! It was a fantastic day, with great weather. Thanks to those of you that came to see us! Best seller of the day - Chatham deck shoes! Find them in the Ardleigh depot or call Izzy or Victoria for more details on 01206 230283!
11 April 2016
50 Years Partnership with John Deere
We are celebrating 50 Years partnership with John Deere this year! As one of three original dealers left, we will be placing limited edition stickers on every new machine sold this year to celebrate.
08 April 2016
Country Clothing Revamp in Ardleigh
Out and About, the country fashion element to the Ardleigh showroom. This launched at Tuckwell's over a year ago now, and the shop moved from it's original owner's and location on Manningtree high street.
Over the last few months we have given the shop some real TLC. We are proud stockists of great country and fashion brands including Joules, Crew, Alan Paine, Aigle, Jack Murphy and Vedoneire. We have a great footwear range with Dubarry, Le Chameau, Aigle and Chatham - every option you would need for your feet!
This year we will be at all of the major shows, and we will be launching our own online shop too! Exciting times ahead. Pop in and let us know your feedback! We would love to see you...
09 February 2016
Spreader day at Maulden
We would like to invite you to our Spreader event in Maulden. Breakfast refreshments will be provided, and it will be a great opportunity to see our range of products.
16 March 2015
Home Owner Experience Days
John Deere Experience Days 2015
From the power and performance of the popular Gator utility vehicle and new TerrainCut front rotary mowers to the versatility of the R Series compact tractor range, interested customers from all industry sectors can get first-hand experience of John Deere’s latest commercial turf equipment at a number of open day events in 2015.
John Deere dealers in the UK and Ireland are hosting a series of Experience Days from March to September. Visitors can test drive a range of machines, as well as see the benefits of John Deere solutions such as overnight parts availability, flexible finance programmes from John Deere Financial and PowerGard maintenance and repair plans.
With the Gator range, John Deere manufactures the broadest range of utility vehicles in the industry. Gators are ideally suited to a wide variety of transporting, loading, hauling and general materials handling duties, and the 4WD models are equally at home in heavy mud or on delicate sports turf areas.
Leading cut quality and fast mowing speeds for more efficient operation are features of the company’s commercial mowing equipment line-up. The range offers something for everyone, from walk-behind rotary or cylinder mowers though to the X950R diesel lawn tractor and on up to the new 1500 Series TerrainCut front mowers.
John Deere’s versatile and powerful compact utility tractors from the 1R up to the 4R Series offer high levels of operator comfort and manoeuvrability. On the majority of models, the eHydro transmission boasts a unique combination of LoadMatch, MotionMatch and SpeedMatch features, while the new award-winning Hitch Assist system makes coupling up implements and trailers to the tractor’s rear hitch quicker, easier and safer.
Full details of the John Deere 2015 Commercial Experience Days, including all the host dealers, dates and venues and how to register online, can be found on the company’s website at www.john-deere-experience-day.com
29 November 2014
Christmas Open Days at Cromer
This Saturday will see our Cromer depot hosting a Christmas open house event. Doors will be open from 10 am to 2 PM, Refreshments will be served and some great Christmas presents will be available for all the family.
Please read the pdf for more details and come and join us this weekend....Download PDF - (306.56Kb)
10 August 2014
P Tuckwell ltd managing director, James Tuckwell has conquered one of the most gruelling mountain stages of the Tour de France cycling race, in aid of a charity supporting young people with disabiliti
P Tuckwell ltd managing director, James Tuckwell has conquered one of the most gruelling mountain stages of the Tour de France cycling race, in aid of a charity supporting young people with disabilities.
James and his partner Hannah White, overcame the 92-mile uphill climb from Pau to Hautacam in the French Pyrenean mountain range on their bikes earlier this month to raise money for charity Action For Kids.
L’Etape du Tour, the 18th stage of the Tour de France, is open to amateur cyclists keen to emulate the professionals by reaching the Tourmalet, the highest road in the central Pyrenees.
Riders in this year’s Tour de France followed in James’s tracks the following Thursday when they reached the 18th stage of the race before crossing the race finish line of the race on the Sunday.
James expained to us:
“The L’Etape du Tour is renowned for being one of the toughest amateur cycling sportives, but it totally surpassed my expectations. It was a true test of mental determination as well as being hugely physically demanding.
“The conditions were as bad as they get. Temperatures were near to freezing and the rain was relentless. There were many times I thought we would have to abandon, like many others.
“I’m so glad we finished and were able to raise some money for such a worthy cause. Knowing that the young people Action For Kids supports were following us and willing us on, kept us going!
Action For Kids chief executive Graham Duncan said: “The grit, guts and determination taken to complete this challenge leaves me speechless. The fact that James undertook this on behalf of our young people makes it all the more amazing.
“I hope this demonstration of commitment to what we do for young disabled people and the money raised will help us make even more positive changes in their lives.”
James would like to thank John Deere, JCB, Vaderstad, Kverneland and Greggoire Besson who all sponsored him raising over £1,400 for this great charity.
If you wish to donate to James and Hannah’s fundraising efforts, visit justgiving.com/hannahWhite2014, or text “VELO96” to 70070 followed by the amount you want to donate.
09 July 2014
Country Clothing Coming to Ardleigh
As of Aug 2014 the well known and established clothing retailer 'out and about' will be moving its store from Manningtree to Tuckwell's ardleigh depot. There you will find a dedicated shop within the new turf showroom, with dedicated staff and an abundance of this years top clothing brands and stock. RM Williams, Le Chameau, Crew, Aigle to name but a few and with ample parking and a friendly atmosphere there will be no better place to shop the autumn. Please drop in a take a look at the new shop and the top brands.Download More info on our new country clothing store PDF - (2581.59Kb)
15 March 2014
Huge attendance at Ardleigh open night
Awards presented at dealer open evening
A late February open evening arranged by P Tuckwell Ltd to mark the retirement of sales manager Tom Glover also included an opportunity to check out some of the latest JCB and John Deere products and was very well attended. David Williams reports.
More than 350 farmers and contractors were at the open evening which was held at P Tuckwell’s Ardleigh, Essex depot. Most were from Essex and south Suffolk and there was a mix of both long-established and more recent customers of the dealer. “We were delighted with the attendance,” said P Tuckwell director James Tuckwell. “There is a great deal of respect and gratitude for everything Tom has done for the farming community and the open evening was an excellent opportunity for those he has worked with over the years to express their appreciation and to wish him all the best for his retirement.”
The open evening started at 7pm and guests enjoyed a hog roast and a bar, the opportunity for those in the industry to get together socially enjoyed by everyone present. “It was a great evening,” said James adding that the last guests departed well after midnight.
John Deere UK managing director Richard Johnson gave an address in which he acknowledged Tom’s dedication and loyalty to the John Deere brand and its customers, and P Tuckwell managing director Paul Tuckwell also paid tribute to the retiring sales manager’s contribution over the years.
Another member of staff receiving an award was group service director Colin Coombes who celebrated 50 years’ employment with P Tuckwell last year.
New products on show from John Deere included the latest additions to the 7R series as well as a 6RC series tractor with a front loader, both supplied for the evening by John Deere. New models from JCB on display were 560-80 and 531-70 Loadalls and a 434 wheeled loader. “Visitors made the most of the evening to find out about the latest products and to discuss their requirements for the coming year,” explained James. “Our sales specialists Paul Coffey and Martin Seabrook were kept busy all evening and received many enquiries and the lawn and garden products were in demand too.”
James said the evening was a total success; “It was most enjoyable for everyone who attended and Tom was very pleased with the response. He has been handing over his customers to other members of our sales team over the past few years in preparation for his retirement but his calm nature and ambassadorial qualities will be missed, both by colleagues and his many loyal customers.”
The open evening was well attended by long-established and recent customers from the Essex and Suffolk farming communities
John Deere UK managing director Richard Johnson presents an award to retiring dealer manager Tom Glover
Paul Tuckwell presents an award in recognition of 50 years’ service to Colin Coombes
27 March 2013
GATOR EXPERIENCE DAY
We are pleased to invite you to our Gator experience day that will be held at Devils pit, Nr Luton on the 17th April 2013. Here you will be able to ride and drive our full range of Gator utility vehicles on the legendary Devils pit off road track. Refreshments will be available as well as some outstanding deals and a 0% finance offer on all machines.
Please come and see us on the 17th April
For more information on devils pit go to www.devilspit.co.ukDownload Gator Experience Day Invite PDF - (524.72Kb)
10 January 2013
J.E BUCKLE team fully integrates into the P Tuckwell business for 2013
J.E BUCKLE team fully integrates into the P Tuckwell business for 2013
Following the acquisition of J.E Buckle Ltd by P Tuckwell Ltd in June 2012, and as the result of a six month period of integration and planning, J.E Buckle depots at Cromer, Hertfordshire and Maulden, Bedfordshire have now fully changed trading name to P Tuckwell Ltd as of December 2012.
Looking back to the early planning of the business transition former J.E Buckle Managing Director, Gary Buckle said;
“delivering sales and service solutions to our customers has always been a top priority for us and we fully understood that as a lone and relatively small scale operation J.E Buckle was exposed to the future challenges of farm and turf machinery distribution. Our customers will require enhanced services and solutions from us in the future and we knew we had to be part of something bigger to provide these”
The J.E Buckle business joined the Tuckwell Group on 1st June 2012 and remained trading as J.E Buckle for six months of integration. All staff have remained with the new business at the existing outlets; as well as the Buckle family who now additionally carry out duties as directors of P Tuckwell Ltd.
“We have been pleased how similar the friendly and flexible cultures of our businesses are, so naturally they have integrated well” commented James Tuckwell, Joint Managing Director P Tuckwell Ltd, “we have been comparing good practices, working on new systems and investing in extra resources where required, we have some exciting changes to come”
During a recent open day at the new P Tuckwell depot at Cromer, Herts, both
P Tuckwell Ltd Sales Director, Gary Buckle and James Tuckwell had the opportunity to meet with many customers and staff as well as check out the new dealership branding, together concluding:
“along with ourselves, all our team have seen the long-term benefits of being part of a larger dealership group by having access to increased levels of stock, demonstration machines, expertise and resources. We are confident that together we have established a stronger business for the future”
The combined business, now one of the largest and longest established John Deere dealers in the UK, currently employs over 140 staff across seven sites from Suffolk to Bedfordshire, representing the full line of John Deere Agricultural, Homeowner and Professional Turf products.
Photo: James Tuckwell (left) and Gary Buckle (right) take some time out from a recent open day at P Tuckwell’s new branch at Cromer, Herts, alongside the latest John Deere XUV550 utility vehicle.
13 June 2012
Tuckwells Host Summer Party
On Sunday the directors of P Tuckwell Ltd hosted a summer party for all their staff and families to thank them for their hard work over the past year. It was also an opportunity to welcome the staff from JE Buckle to our company and for them to meet the rest of our staff. Nearly 200 people attended and the sun was out creating a great atmosphere. Children’s entertainment included face painting and a inflatable slide. Drinks and lunch were provided. Special thanks must go to Mark Debenham for his help setting up and for manning the bar!!
04 March 2012
P Tuckwell Ltd Aquires J E Buckle
The boards of P Tuckwell ltd and JE Buckle Ltd have today, 1st March 2012, announced that an agreement has been reached for the acquisition of Buckles trading area and assets by P Tuckwell ltd.
The transaction sees two of East Anglia’s most respected and long serving John Deere dealers combine forces to form a stronger and more dynamic dealership, capable of offering customers in Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire the very best in machinery sales and service.
The agreement is expected to be completed on the 1st June 2012. Both existing Buckle depots, at Maulden, Bedfordshire and Cromer, Hertfordshire, as well as all the Buckles staff and franchises, will continue with the new business.
For more info please read the attached press release or call your local branch.Download PDF - (87.26Kb)
12 October 2011
John Deere Scarifier's Claim Top Prize
Now is the time to start scarifying your lawn and a recent test in Gardeners World magazine has named the John Deere scarifiers as the best buy for your lawn. With many models, including electric and petrol, all at great prices there is no better time to think about a purchase.
Please read the attached article and pop into our showroom to see the exciting line up.Download Gardeners World Review PDF - (617.3Kb)
11 July 2011
First Prize at the Tendring Show
The 2011 Tendring show proved to be a very successful and thoroughly enjoyable day for all that attended. The weather held fair and the large crowds enjoyed the stall, livestock and displays in the grand ring. The Tuckwell stand was very busy with many customers from both agricultural and horticultural customers. The New John Deere 855d Gator and 8360R Tractor were on display helping to the stand to win 'best stand at the show'. A few drinks at the Tuckwell bar at the end of the day rounded off another great show. Thanks to all our staff that put a lot of effort into making the stand look so good.Download More Pictures from 2011 Tendring Show PDF - (33038.72Kb)
01 July 2011
New John Deere S690i Combine Sets New Bench Mark in Small Grain Harvesting
The recent launch of new John Deere products included the unveiling of a new range of combines including the fleet leader the New S690i. All models are specifically designed for European crops and feature new premium cabs with 30% more space, increased horse power and 26” rubber tracks on S series models.
Full information is in the pdf below so please read on and call us for a demo this summer.Download New John Deere Combines for Europe PDF - (194.37Kb)
01 July 2011
New John Deere 7R Tractors set new standards in 200-300 hp market
The recent launch of new John Deere products included the unveiling of a new range of 230-310hp 7R tractors. All models boast industry leading power to weight ratios, command view 2 cabs (as seen on all 8R models), new command quad gear box and a new level of machine telematics never before seen on agricultural machinery.
Full information is in the pdf below so please read on and call us for a demo this summer.Download PDF - (191Kb)
01 July 2011
NEW 6000ltr JOHN DEERE SPRAYER
John Deere recently launched the new R962i trailed sprayer. With a 6200ltr tank, up to 40m boom, steering axle and leading solution managment systems it is sure to be the first choise for large arable framers and contractors.
More details are in the pdf below so please read on and call for further information or a demonstration.Download New R962i Sprayer heads John Deere's trailed range PDF - (201.83Kb)
01 July 2011
New 6R tractors offer more power, comfort and performance
With More than 550,000 units produced from the Mannheim factory since 1992, John Deere's 6000 range is the most successful tractor range in Europe. The new 6R Serier offers new levels of power, performance and comfort. Every aspect has been improved including suspension, visability and hydraulic power. Exciting new gear box options also make the new range the most exciting yet. Please read the pdf for for information or call us for a demonstration..Download New 6R tractor range sets new bench mark in power and performance. PDF - (0Kb)
07 June 2011
Long Service Awards for Tuckwells Employees
The 2011 Suffolk Show saw 4 Tuckwells employees receive long service awards. David Flatt, Worlingworth service manger, Mally Bowen, service technician and Mick Arris all received awards for over 40 years service and Joe Nightingale received an award for 52 year. All were presented their certificates by HRH Princess Anne and the Directors of P Tuckwell Ltd thank them for their long and loyal service.
24 May 2011
THE RIGHT FUEL IS NOW OF VITAL IMPORTANCE
With the new generation interim tier 4 engines now coming into our every day farming lives, the fuel we use has taken on a new level of importance.
In order to get the best perforance and maximum life from these engines great care needs to be taken with regards to the fuel we use.
All of us at P Tuckwell want to make the process as simple as possible and thus attached are two documents outlining the facts around the fuel.
Please read them and contact us if any further advise is required or fuel additives needed!Download The background to modern fuel PDF - (39.43Kb)
04 April 2011
Yamaha's First Choice for BBC
The popular BBC series Lambing Live is about to air with its second series, this time from the hills of Cumbria with Yamaha Grizzly ATVs in support.
The BBC have chosen the Grizzly 350 IRS and the Grizzly 550 EPS to power Kate Humble and her team as they film the lambing season live from a hill farm in the Eden Valley.
The new series goes out live next week with the first of five shows airing on Monday 4th April on BBC 2 and HD at 8.30pm. The show then screens nightly at 8.00pm from 5th -9th April. Full details at:
Last years show from Wales proved a massive hit and the team have moved up a gear for 2011 by including ATVs and tackling fell gathering on the hills.
Kate and her team have all taken EASi riding courses and spent some time on the farm getting used to the terrain. Kate immediately took to the Grizzly 350 IRS which has proven itself over the last four months as the film crew and presenters gear up for the live shows.
Bringing real life, as it happens, drama live to our
screens the Yamaha Grizzlys are sure to play a major role
in this engaging series with unprecedented coverage and
exposure for Yamaha ATV. For more details of the show
Yamaha Motor UK was delighted to support the filming of
this program and would like to acknowledge the assistance
of Taylor & Braithwaite ATV in providing local support to
29 March 2011
TUCKWELL'S GATOR DAY
Last month Bruce Davie, James Gibbon and Mark Twitchet hosted the first Tuckwell's ride and drive gator and quad days.
The two day event held at Allshots farm, Kelvedon with the kind permission of Chris and Joe Smith, was a huge success. Over 75 potential customers turned out and all enjoyed driving the new Yamaha 550 quad and the new John Deere 855D, 50k Gator. The airfield was used as a striaght run track and two mounds were made to test the machines off road capabilities. Many orders have been taken since and for your own personnel demonstartion or to find out more please go to our contact pages and give us a call.
25 February 2011
John Deere Unveils New Generation BalerJohn Deere unveils new generation baler
John Deere’s all-new 900 Series variable chamber round balers feature a revolutionary Fast Release System (FRS), which can lead to savings of up to an hour a day during harvest. These unique balers will be available in limited quantities this year, before full commercial production begins for the 2012 season.
Designed specifically for use by contractors and large livestock farms, the new 960 and 990 balers employ state-of-the-art technology to significantly improve baler output, bale density and operator comfort. In addition, built-in reliability and durability are provided by the exclusive full-frame design, which relieves the entire bale chamber from external stress.
FRS speeds up the bale ejection process by enabling the operator to unload the completed bale in less than five seconds, which is up to 10 seconds faster than a conventional machine. It employs a unique ‘curtain’ design, which replaces the traditional heavy rear door.
As a further aid to increased productivity and efficiency, innovative side panels have replaced the usual bale chamber side walls. During bale formation, these flexible panels ensure that the baler reaches maximum capacity, and also open slightly as the bale is ejected, to prevent any risk of the bale jamming in the chamber.
The 960 and 990 balers are available with a choice of 2.2m wide RotoFlow or MaxiCut 13 or 25-knife precutter pick-ups, and produce bale diameters from 80 to 160cm and 80 to 185cm respectively. For improved crop flow and enhanced reliability, the newly designed high capacity pick-up uses five rows of tines instead of the four on traditional models. The balers are also equipped with a new drop-floor unplugging system, which operates over the total width of the rotor.
Maximum bale density is provided by the new MaxD bale chamber design, which means fewer bales per hectare need to be wrapped, handled and transported. This design features an offset density arm that transmits optimal tension to two wide endless belts, each 573mm wide. Three powered rollers inside the chamber also make starting the bale easier, especially in wet conditions.
The net wrapping system is now located at the front of the baler to allow continuous visual control of the wrapping process. The net is pulled directly into the bale chamber and plugging is therefore avoided, whatever type of net (CoverEdge or Edge to Edge) or net length is being used.
To further improve efficiency, especially during long working days, the new 900 Series balers are ISOBUS certified and can be equipped with a GreenStar 1800 display. This controls most of the key machine settings and functions, including bale density and size, soft core pressure and diameter, knife selection and operation of the drop-floor unplugging system.
The SIMA 2011 Gold Medal award winning Tractor Implement Automation (TIA) system will also be available as an option on the 900 Series balers, from 2012. When operated with a tractor featuring ISOBUS, a continuously variable transmission and electronic SCVs, this baler automation system also significantly reduces the harvest workload – instead of the driver having to stop the tractor to open and close the rear of the baler, TIA manages everything using simple fingertip controls to complete the baling process.
07 February 2011
Gator Demo Days
P Tuckwell Ltd will be hosting a two day demo event for all terrain vehicles including gators, quads and attachments.
Featuring the New 855d gator and yamaha quads the event will be well worth visiting.
04 January 2011
New 5430i Sprayer with 36 Meter Boom
John Deere’s flagship sprayer improved for 2011
A new John Deere 5430i self-propelled sprayer with 36m boom will be seen for the first time in the UK on the company’s stand (G30, Avenue B) at the LAMMA ’11 show in January.
Over 100 5430i sprayers are now at work in the UK and Ireland, providing high levels of spraying performance and productivity. The company’s European sprayer factory at Horst in The Netherlands has now started production of an enhanced machine for 2011, featuring new developments in spray boom suspension and application rate control.
A unique control system known as Boom Charge automatically increases pressure in the spraying system to optimise the application rate as the sprayer is switched on and accelerates away from the headland. This system minimises any under application that may occur, thus increasing overall spray accuracy, especially in areas where forward speed is changing rapidly, and providing much more even spray coverage.
Further design changes include an all-new boom centre frame and suspension, incorporating revised geometry for the folding cylinders, hinge points and anti-yaw system. This new arrangement increases the preloading on the anti-yaw dampers, while simultaneously reducing boom yaw travel.
In addition, new software for the BoomTrac automatic boom levelling and height control system has been introduced to take advantage of this new suspension geometry. Together, these developments have provided a further increase in boom ride performance, allowing the minimum height above the target to be consistently maintained even with wider booms and at speeds of up to 20kph.
Further details of the John Deere sprayer range are available from local dealers or by visiting the company’s website at www.JohnDeere.co.uk
01 December 2010
New Retail Showroom Soon to Come at Ardleigh
Arriving in late July will be P Tuckwell's NEW PURPOSE BUILT SHOWROOM
. Within its stylish exterior will be 5,000 square feet of high quality products including lawn mowers, garden machinery, garden tools, clothing, toys and merchandise. In fact it will be a shopping paradise for all those lawn and garden lovers, those after country clothing and accessories or John Deere enthusiasts and all the children after merchandise and a huge range of toys.
Come and see for you self at our opening party coming at the start of next summer.More Info
26 November 2010
Available on new tier four engine machines the new JD Link will give users and owners unrivalled and invaluable information on the performance of their machine, the location and movement, and instant service and breakdown diagnostics.
See the below link to find out more
24 November 2010
JOHN DEERE BALER WINS GOLD
ISOBUS communications system for automating harvesting operations
Winner of an award at SIMA 2011
The first applications that use the ISOBUS communications protocol are a major technological leap for controlling machines and carrying out operations, particularly in harvesting:
The “ISOBUS Baler Automation” is a system that enables data to be exchanged in both directions between tractors and round baler presses. The baler press can automatically trigger various repetitive actions at the desired time, such as immobilising the tractor, binding the bale and then ejecting it. Used in conjunction with the "Fast Release System" which features on the brand-new John Deere 960 and 990 presses, it significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to eject the bales and increases their density. The two systems work together in complete synergy, increasing productivity, reducing energy/fuel consumption and improving operational comfort for the user.
Two types of tractor-tool guidance systems have been developed by John Deere in association with Grimme and Pöttinger. Grimme’s tractors are guided by Pöttinger’s tools using information exchanged over an ISOBUS connection:
Grimme’s “Root Runner” has been designed for use with its beetroot harvesters and potato diggers. The tractor is steered using information transmitted by sensors which mechanically detect rows and ridges.
The “Swath Scout” has been developed by Pöttinger for its self-loading trailers and uses a swath scanner which sends information to the tractor so that it can be steered automatically.
01 November 2010
Tuckwell Fire Service
Last summer service manager Andy Smith dashed to the rescue to contain a field fire outside the premises at Ardleigh. The pictures are quite impressive!