An impressive range of machinery greeted the crowds of customers and invited guests who visited the impressive Ernest Doe showrooms at Albourne in West Sussex in early April.

The event was the first to have been held at the spacious, well-located site for almost ten years and reflected the ambitions of the dynamic new team to put the depot on the map.

“We are keen to highlight the enormous range of equipment from leading manufacturers on offer here at Albourne,” explained branch and sales manager Michael Bridges during a break from chatting to visitors.

“This is a full-service depot which specialises in quality equipment for farmers, growers and vineyard owners, with a dedicated service team, well-stocked parts department and a large country store all supporting the broad range of machinery on offer.”

Alongside the Case IH range of tractors and combine harvesters of which Ernest Doe is rightly proud, the Albourne depot stocks drills and cultivation equipment from Lemken and has also seen a great deal of interest in the new Horizon drill.

Rollers from Dalbo, hedge cutters and feeder wagons from Shelbourne Reynolds, Marshall trailers and fertiliser spreaders from KRM are amongst the equipment stocked, while the renowned SIP range of grass harvesting equipment is Ernest Doe’s top choice for quality.

“We are committed to delivering first class support for our entire product range, so we only work with quality manufacturers that we know will give reliable, long-term service,” explained Michael. “That’s why we stock the brands we choose, alongside the excellent Case IH tractors and combines.”

The South East’s increasing interest in viticulture is reflected in Ernest Doe’s focus on supplying vineyard equipment, with fruit and viticulture machinery manager Tom Wheatley on hand to support this growing sector.

Sprayers from Ideal and Berthoud, Dondi inter-row weeders and cultivators, and trimmers from Provitis, all new franchises for the Albourne branch, have given Ernest Doe a well-earned reputation amongst growers, while the Case IH Quantum F, N, V range of specialist tractors can provide the appropriate motive power.

“With a full product offering, Ernest Doe Power Albourne is well suited to supplying everything needed to provide a ‘start up’ package or additional requirements for well-established sites,” Michael commented.

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