The Turney Group, which operates across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and South Northamptonshire, will now offer the full range of Claydon Opti-Till products.
Established by Peter Turney in 1948, P A Turney Ltd rebranded to Turney Group in 2005 to reflect its growing portfolio and comprises three divisions: Turney Agriculture, Turney Groundcare and Turney Garden Machinery.
It is a main dealer for agricultural, horticultural and arboricultural franchises and has three depots across Middleton Stoney, Weston-on-the-Green and Princes Risborough. Turney Group has offered New Holland products across its areas since 1961.
Daniel Coates, group operations manager for Turney Agriculture, which has been based at Middleton Stoney since 1951, stated: “The recent sharp rises in input prices are making farmers think long and hard about how to make cost savings and the equipment which they use. One of the ways to cut production costs is by reducing cultivations, which the government is also encouraging to minimise the release of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere. The key is to do so without compromising yields and the Claydon Opti-Till® System provides the ideal solution.
“Adding Claydon to our portfolio is a positive development because we are now able to offer our customers a tine-type drill from a very well-respected British manufacturer. The 3m and 4m Claydon mounted drills are likely to be the most popular with the small and medium-size farms which characterise our trading area, so we chose a 3m model for our demonstration fleet.
“In addition to selling the full range of new Claydon machinery, we also provide service and spare parts support to existing Claydon customers in our trading area who purchased new or pre-owned equipment direct from the company before it established a dealer network.”
Rob Dunk, Claydon’s sales manager for the UK and ROI, added: “Claydon are delighted to welcome Turney Group to our rapidly growing dealer network, which is at the heart of our strategy to make Claydon Opti-Till® products available to customers and ensure that they are fully supported by enthusiastic, professional dealers. This is a positive development for existing and potential Claydon owners.
“Farming businesses of all sizes and types, including those in the dairy sector, are increasingly recognising the financial, operational and environmental benefits of the Claydon Opti-Till® System. It provides significant opportunities to save fuel, labour, and money, combined with massive improvements in timeliness, soil health and structure, lower carbon emissions, reduced soil erosion and environmental benefits. The likely future requirements of the Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS), the new capital grant structure, combined with an increasing focus on the accurate placement and more efficient utilisation of fertiliser for cost and environmental reasons play into the strengths of the Claydon brand.”