Machinery News Award for machinery dealer sales manager The skill and hard work of a machinery sales manager in Northern Ireland have been recognised with an agricultural trade award. Laurence McMullan, who works at H Fulton Tractors in Dungiven near Derry, received the ‘Sales Manager of the Year’ accolade at the Agri Machinery Trade News Excellence Awards. Laurence was praised for ‘grabbing hold of sales management at the company and taking organisation and professionalism to the next level’. H Fulton Tractors trades in pre-owned tractors and supplies new equipment, including Schä er loaders, Spearhead vegetation control machinery and AgriSpread lime and fertiliser spreaders. The company has been a dealership for new McCormick tractors in selected counties across the north of Ireland since 2016. H Fulton Tractors owner, Howard Fulton, said: “He puts a lot of time and e ort into his work and this award shows that the hard work of all of the team is certainly paying o and is being noted by those who voted for Laurence.” JUNE 2018 www.irishfarmersmonthly.com Kubota releases new MGX-IV Series Kubota has launched a brand new MGX-IV range of tractors specifically designed to make farmers’ work even quicker and more e cient, the company says. The range features improved braking performance, an e cient hydraulic system and a powerful engine. The newly designed cab includes a front mask and bonnet. Large, panoramic windows o er better visibility thanks to its dual telescopic mirrors, while new and ergonomic controls, located on the right side of the driver’s seat o er improved comfort. “This versatile range includes five models, all equipped with 8-speed Powershift transmission which delivers in three ranges (high, medium and low), a total of 24 forward and 24 reverse gears enabling users to change gears without using the clutch pedal. Thanks to automatic mode, users don’t need to change gears manually, as the tractor does the job for them. The new series features unrivalled performance thanks to the powerful V6108 and V3800 engines,” said a company spokesperson. “The new MGX-IV range introduces some enhancements to the original design of the tractors. The hydraulic system is suitable for any operation and is even more e cient than previous models. The new system allows for work to be carried out using heavy implements and farmers are now able to control the flow from the driver seat. The new range is equipped with high-flow hydraulic pumps, improving the responsiveness of the hydraulic system in general.” A number of safety enhancements have also been made including operator presence control, which activates an alarm and LED display whenever the driver leaves the seat without activating the parking brake, and a brake failure indicator, designed to increase user’s safety, and a double line trailer brake. The new range also includes a new, larger 150A alternator to meet the consumption requirements of the recently integrated enhancements. The MGX-IV range retains its impressive 5,000/6,100kg lifting capacity and 133/143 minute combined flow rate to manage any implements with maximum productivity and e ciency. This improved range also features an electronic hitch control with external Laurence McMullan of McCormick dealership, H Fulton Tractors, with his Sales Manager of the Year trophy. switches, quick rise and draft control located in the lower links, as well as a new safer and easier unlocking way for 3-point hitch with a quick rise switch. The Kubota MGX-IV range can also be equipped with ISOBUS terminals, so that ISOBUS implements can be connected to the tractor at any time. For precision farming applications, the tractors can be fitted with an auto-steer solution and with the geocontrol option on the ISOBUS terminals, making the MGXIV a fitting solution for applications that require more precision, said the spokesperson. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Grassline technology for professionals Fearghaill Connolly: 00 353 (0)87 0611333 Sales: 00353 (0)94 9360500 Email: sales@malonefm.com MALONE PROCUT 700 | 800 | 900 Available in 7’, 8’ & 9’ Galvanised steel frame Bronze hinge bushing Heavy duty cutter bar Topping skids included 4mm hardened steel blades Super flotation Toolbox & parts manual All wearing parts available locally 62 www.malonefm.com ATTRACTIVE FINANCE PACKAGES AVAILABLE