Machinery JANUARY 2020 www.irishfarmersmonthly.com New parts sales manager supports Argo Tractors dealers in Scotland and Ireland TEGOSEM for sowing cover crops: new on LION and FOX 72 Machinery dealers supplying Landini and McCormick tractors in Ireland, Scotland and the north of England are being supported in terms of parts procurement and sales by Adam Waugh (35), a new recruit to the UK & Ireland team at manufacturer Argo Tractors. “Having worked on parts and sales in the family machinery dealership, I’ve seen from the other side of the counter the importance of good parts management to ensure customers can get the items they need when they need them,” says Adam. “I’m already enjoying my new role, visiting and introducing myself to dealers and setting out the new digital technologies that Argo Tractors has developed for parts management.” Adam Waugh is working alongside Tony Burgess, the national parts sales manager based at Harworth near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, who looks after Argo Tractors dealers in Wales and the rest of England. Adam Waugh believes Argo Tractors has an exciting, bright future: “There’s a really good, modern range of tractors, continual investment in R&D and production facilities, and several digital resources developed through the Argo 4.0 programme to help dealers manage wholegoods and parts sales. The online parts system is very simple to navigate, find parts and place orders, and short delivery times are available for items needed urgently –anything that makes the process quicker and easier helps dealers meet the needs of Landini and McCormick users.” The Pöttinger TEGOSEM cover crop sowing unit used in combination with a LION power harrow or FOX compact combination harrow enables seedbed preparation and sowing of a cover crop to be carried out in a single pass. The TEGOSEM can be mounted on all rigid versions of LION power harrow and on FOX compact combinations with a working width of 3 to 4 metres. The TEGOSEM is designed for three-point machines and is equipped complete with mounting brackets and a loading platform. The loading platform, steps and seed hopper form a compact unit which is mounted on the rear roller. They are perfectly integrated and fully comply with the CE directives and safety regulations. The Pöttinger TEGOSEM can be used to sow a wide spectrum of seed material, from mustard to grass and rapeseed through to cereals at a lower seed density. The metering system is driven electrically. The seed material is distributed pneumatically using reversible distribution plates. The seed can be deposited either in front of or behind the rear roller. The TEGOSEM is fitted as standard with an intuitive control terminal that regulates and monitors the metering shaft and sets the seed flow rate electronically. The metering shaft is controlled electronically independently of driving speed and can be set infinitely-variably from the tractor cab. The control terminal also has a kg/ha display, a priming function, a headland management system, a tank emptying function, automatic calibration and counters for total hours, hours per day, total hectares and hectares per day. The technical prerequisite for using the TEGOSEM on a LION or a FOX is a three-pin socket for controlling the machine and the fan drive.