The beginning of 2021 has been an unusual time for Scotts Precision Manufacturing ltd, reports Derek Scott Managing Director “usually we are busy tying up deals on new machinery off the back of the perennial winter agricultural shows. With no such events taking place, most of our business is coming from word of mouth and by social media. This year more than any has focused growers minds on labour reduction, partly down to Brexit but in equal terms, a core drive towards efficiency around harvest. Whilst we’ve always enjoyed strong sales of our separator in new Graders and processing lines, this year particularly has seen a stepped increase in retro-fitted units. There are still a large number of older grading lines out there running a variety of Star roller cleaners and coil units, generally these are often past their wear life and offer poor cleaning in comparison to the latest generation of the Evolution separator. We are already into double figures of these upgrades ranging from 3ft wide machines approaching 30 years old to very modern high capacity 8ft mobile graders. We offer a price point to suit most pockets but really its all about the performance. The largest version (2.9m wide by 10 pairs of rollers can process a crop containing 50% or more soil and clod up to 80 even 90 tonnes per hour. Most of this work in done at our premises at Boston but over time more and more of our dealers are taking on this work and supporting the product throughout the harvesting season,
Scotts precision manufacturing Ltd based near Boston Lincolnshire have taken a bold and innovative step and produced a series of tutorial videos to assist operators, owners and sales and service technicians. The 9 separate videos which can be found vis the link below on Scotts YouTube channel explain everything you will ever need to know about the market leading cleaning system. All things including how ot works, options, spiral segment technology and most importantly how to set the machine for all crop types is covered in minute detail and can easily be watched time over.
Derek Scott MD, who features on the videos comments ” most manufacturers in our industry are not keen to give too much information away for fear of losing that connection with their customers but this is not an approach that sits well with us, the most important aspect is that our customers get the very best value from their purchase. We simply cannot be on site to provide first hand training on what is a complicated device. We have supported our customers as best we can over the phone with good basic information on our website but to fully understand the machine and all its adjustability you have see it working and have it explained in real time. The tutorial allows us to show videos of all the different crops and what is the cause and effect if adjustments. Something not always possible even when we are on site.”
The feedback we have had from sales and service personnel has been very positive. With over 80% of all sales being export the need for such a thing was indeed obvious.
Learning from our experience we now moving on to create a further series to cover all our other products including the range of Trinity haulm toppers, Microlift windrowers and Grimme GT170 windrower kits.