TWOSE’S EURO AMBITIONS BOOSTED BY STRONG SHOWING AT SIMA
Hundreds of visitors have flocked to Twose’s machinery showcase at the influential SIMA show in Paris, checking out the company’s comprehensive range of farmland products.
Twose gave a European show debut to its new TP525 reach arm, presenting it alongside the top of the range TP625T hedge cutter and a selection of mowers and rotary tedders from the company’s SIP range.
Director of sales and marketing Tim Coleridge said Twose’s presence at such an influential event had generated enormous interest in the company’s product range and will help Twose expand into new marketplaces.
He said: "SIMA gave us a great opportunity to promote Twose machines and raise awareness of the Twose brand across Europe."
Held just outside Paris, the four-day expo is one of the world’s most popular agricultural machinery shows in the world attracting around a quarter of a million visitors from 123 countries.
LLOYD’S BANKING ON TWOSE SUCCESS AFTER LONG AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER
Popular service manager Dave Lloyd is saying goodbye to Twose after a 50-year career with the business
Dave started at the Tiverton factory in 1963, working as a fitter, machine operator and welder before moving into development and testing. It was an ‘apprenticeship’ that served him well – giving him an expert knowledge of Twose’s comprehensive product range.
He joined the service team in the early 80s and travelled throughout the UK and abroad supporting customers, dealers and distributors. He also set up the company’s displays at agricultural shows and organised demonstrations of Twose equipment.
Dave said it would be tough to leave after such a long career and paid tribute to his colleagues at Twose and throughout the Alamo group:
“It has been a pleasure to work alongside the teams at Tiverton, Ludlow and Salford Priors and I would like everyone to know how much I appreciated their help and expertise. I could never have achieved anything without their support.
“Twose is a great company with great people and products so I’m sure it will continue doing well in the future.”
Twose director of sales and marketing Tim Coleridge said: “Dave has been a model employee for half a century and has been a great ambassador for the Twose brand. We will all miss his enthusiasm and expertise enormously.”
Dave will be succeeded by Twose’s after-sales technician Michael Woodgate, who can be contacted on 07721 769481.
TOP AWARD FOR TWOSE AT IRELAND’S BIGGEST SHOW
Twose has won a major award for quality at Ireland’s FTMTA Show – taking the plaudits for its new-style five-section rollers.
The award recognised both the enhancements and the suite of new features introduced, including:
• A strengthened main frame and reinforced draw bar developed for even greater durability
• A commercial-spec braking system that reduces stopping distances and prevents excessive strain on tractor brakes
• Optional 24-inch Cambridge breakers and rings are available (standard size: 22 inches) to ensure peak performance when rolling the soil - aiding consolidation and moisture retention
• A new pressure relief system protecting both the rams and arms over uneven ground when stress may be placed on the end rollers
• Continuous motion linkage for the outer arms, replacing the old rack and pinion system. This protects the arms from wear and tear when folding and unfolding
• Heavy-duty clamps secure the rollers in place and prevent movement
Twose Director of Sales and Marketing, Tim Coleridge said: “We are proud to have won this important award which recognises our commitment to delivering exceptional machines at a great price.”
More than 18,000 visitors attended the show – the biggest farm machinery event in Ireland.
TWOSE LAUNCHES ITS BIGGEST EVER TEDDER
Twose has launched its largest ever rotary tedder – the RT-1500T.
Boasting a huge working width of 14.8 metres for outstanding productivity; the new machine has been designed for farmers and contractors and offers robust build quality, a light and agile performance over the ground, and fast-action hydraulic folding for an easy transition to transport mode.
Key features and benefits of the new machine include:
• 14.8m working width makes the RT1500T one of the biggest and best-performing rotary tedders on the market.
• 14 rotors, each equipped with six steel-sprung tines ensures the machine makes light work of forage harvesting turning the crop to produce an even swathe for faster drying times.
• Five swathes cut by a 3.0m mower can be worked in a single-pass
• Capable of working up to 15 hectares an hour
Rugged, reliable construction
• A heavy-duty clutch with interlocking steel fingers and an innovative gearbox protection system enhance durability and ensure the 1500T delivers a consistent and reliable power transfer to the rotors
• Rugged chassis and light but durable connection tubing between the rotors delivers strength and stability across the entire length of the machine
• Slip-clutch protection enhances the reliability of the machine and improves the longevity of key components
• Rotor angles can be customised for different conditions – improving the performance of the machine depending on the volume of material to be worked. Customising the machine is fast and easy and different settings from 10 to 19 degrees are available
• Fast and easy height adjustment of the tines
• Wide floatation tyres and swivel wheels allow the best in manoeuvrability and comfort, enabling the RT-1500T to closely follow the contours of the ground
• Low weight and agile design make the RT-1500T ideal for working on slopes and in varied ground conditions
Quick and easy transport and storage mode
• Hydraulic folding enables fast and easy transition to transport mode – reducing the width to just 2.98m
• Hitching on and off can be completed in seconds
• High-stability parking stand ensures the machine is positioned securely
The new machine Complements a range of proven tedders and increases the choice of available working widths to six: (4.5m, 5.3m, 6.0m, 6.8m, 7.85m and 14.8m).
The RT-1500T is suitable for tractors of 95hp and upwards.
ROTA-ROLL FLATTENS THE FIELD WITH INNOVATIVE TOW-AND-GO ROLLER
Twose has just launched ROTA-ROLL, an innovative tow-and-go pasture roller which will help farmers work faster and safer.
The machine is an end-tow roller with a unique twist – it features a hydraulic positioning system which enables an operator to switch from safe transport mode to a full-width rolling position via one tractor spool.
ROTA-ROLL allows users to simultaneously turn the roller through 90 degrees into the working position, lock it securely in place and raise the transport wheels.
The operation can be accomplished from the safety of the cab – saving time and hassle when rolling multiple fields.
Another key breakthrough is the mid-mount position of the axles which reduces stress on the tractor and drawbar and ensures a tighter turning circle for greater manoeuvrability in confined spaces.
The roller has a heavyweight 1.0m drum for higher ground pressure and is made from high-grade steel. It offers a 3.65 metre (12’) working width, and the high-lift wheel position ensures effective ground clearance.
Durability is enhanced by incorporating shaftless drums with heavy-duty bearings, while transport is safe, easy and comfortable.
ROTA-ROLL is finished in the new eye-catching all-red livery of Twose’s Farmers Favourite Range.
Director of sales and marketing Tim Coleridge said: “Our new ROTA-ROLL machine allows customers to switch a high-performance heavyweight roller from transport mode to a working position in less than 30 seconds.
“The clever repositioning system will save users time and remove the risks of strain and injury from manually repositioning the machine.”
TWOSE'S GREAT DANE DEAL PUTS THE BITE ON RIVALS
Twose of Tiverton is set to expand its comprehensive range of grassland products after securing a deal with award-winning Danish production company Fransgard to become its sole UK distributor.
The new machines will complement Twose’s fast-growing product portfolio and expand its value for money Farmers Favourite range.
Nine new products are now on sale, including:
. Four different models offering working widths from 3.6m (11' 8") to 6.2m (20' 6"). The machines can rake to the centre or to the side, while the largest 6000 model can make two swaths in one run. The rakes treat the cut material gently and produce a light, even swath.
Designed for front loaders or front mounting on a tractor. The TI6000FL has an adjustable working width between 4.5 and 5.6m and can be mounted in combination with a baler or loader wagon for maximum productivity.
. Two different models are available offering a choice of 3.0m (9' 10") and 3.9m (12' 10") working widths. The RV machines are robust, simple to operate, and can be used for both tedding and raking.
SV Swath Wilter
. Heavy-duty build quality with 72 double pick-up tines. Ideal for both grass and straw, the machine dries and aerates the cut material producing a fine, airy swath.
Twose director of sales and marketing Tim Coleridge said the new partnership enables the company to offer customers proven, popular products at competitive prices.
Jorgen Fransgard said he was delighted to build a partnership with a successful British company with such a strong sales network. He said: "Twose has more than 500 UK dealers and is one of the longest-established companies in British agriculture. We’re excited about the deal and are confident it will create new opportunities for both Twose and Fransgard."
TWOSE SALES ACE CALLS IT A DAY AFTER 49 YEARS AT THE TOP
Twose sales manager Richard Spiller has retired after a long and successful career spanning six decades.
Richard, who was Twose's area manager for the West, South West and Wales, joined the company in July 1963 as a 15-year old apprentice, playing a part in the development of a host of new machines from yard scrapers and buckrakes to hedge trimmers and flailheads.
In the early 70s he moved from engineering to become the company’s service and demonstration manager and became a familiar figure to Twose customers all over Europe, where he looked after everything from ditchers in Sweden to turf conditioners in France.
Richard"s extensive knowledge of Twose’s products and his experience in supporting customers both proved invaluable when he made the move into sales in 1979.
He said: "Successful sales is all about promoting good products and making sure customers get their machine set up correctly. If you do that the machine will perform well and the customer will come back to you in future."
Richard has seen a huge amount of change as Twose has evolved and grown over the past 49 years, but he feels the company is well-placed for the future.
"Twose has a great range of products and committed and enthusiastic people. I'm confident the company will continue to grow and win new customers."
"I've had a long and happy career and wish all the customers and colleagues I worked with every success for the future."
INTRODUCING THE NEW AND IMPROVED TP SERIES
Twose has expanded and improved its flagship range of TP reach arms - launching the brand new TP525 model and introducing a raft of improvements to the durability and performance of the whole TP series.
The new TP525 offers a professional specification at an outstanding price –with a choice of power and control options and an advanced feature set.
With a 5.25 metre reach, a choice of 50 or 65hp hydraulics, and a robust heavy-duty design, the new TP525 is equally adept at tackling verge mowing and hedge cutting.
Operators can also choose between tried and trusted cable controls and an advanced low-pressure hydraulic proportional joystick for the best in precision.
Key features of the TP series include:
• A choice of five models with 5.25m (17’ 6”), 5.5m (18’), 6.0m (19’ 8”), and 6.25m reach (20’ 6”)
• 65 hp totally independent hydraulic system. (50hp is standard on the TP525)
• Three point linkage mounting
• 240 degree head rotation
• 200 litre oil tank capacity
• Cast iron oil pumps
• 1.2 metre belt driven DS flailhead
• Cable or hydraulic proportional joystick. (Hydraulic joystick is standard on the TP600C and TP625T)
• 100 degree hydraulic slew
• Road lighting kit as standard
• New forward reach option of 0.9m (TP600 only)
The entire five-model range includes the latest upgrades to ensure the machine is more durable than ever before and can tackle the toughest challenges in the field. These include:
• Remodelled head-angling for a wider cutting range, and a better performance for high-hedge topping
• A reinforced flailhead
• A stronger pillar for greater durability
• Revised and improved bush design
Three new TreeSaws are available with the TP Series with cutting widths of 1.6m (5’ 3”), 2.0m (6’ 7”), and 2.4m (7’ 10”).
RED IS THE COLOUR AS TWOSE UNVEILS STUNNING NEW LOOK AT LAMMA
TWOSE has unveiled its eye-catching all-red livery at LAMMA Show– launching a dynamic new colour scheme that will adorn our best-selling Farmers Favourite range.
The exciting new look was showcased on popular products from the range including:
• A hydraulic folding grass harrow
• And a grass aerator
Other machines on display at LAMMA included: a 12.4m Cambridge folding roller and Twose’s top of the range TP625T hedgecutter. The machine has a 6.25 metre reach and features parallel arm geometry, 1.2m flailhead, robust construction, slew with hydraulic breakaway, and high-powered 65 hp hydraulics.
To celebrate the launch of the new colours, Twose is offering a red-hot deal on the Farmers Favourite range – giving customers the opportunity to order high-quality products direct from Twose using the Red competitive Farmers Favourite prices with free delivery to a local dealer.
Twose director of sales and marketing Tim Coleridge said: “The new all-red colour scheme has created a buzz of excitement and helps us draw attention to the exceptional value and high-quality of our Farmers Favourite product range.
"We feel the new look will create a lot of interest in our Farmers Favourite range."
Twose’s best-selling Farmers Favourite range includes a wide of range of high-quality farm equipment at competitive prices. Products include everything from aerators and grass harrows to bale handlers and yard scrapers and much more.
TWOSE REVEALS EUROPEAN AMBITIONS AT AGRITECHNICA
Twose launched a new era at Agritechnica by announcing its ambitious plans to break into the European market.
Making its first appearance at the influential trade show, the company attracted more than 1,000 visitors to its stand and showcased its exciting range of products to a new audience.
The company revealed it has established an international network which will see its products go on sale in 14 countries from Belgium in the west to Romania in the east, and has secured its first major international sales success with an order for a fleet of high-tech hedgecutters.
Twose sales and marketing director Tim Coleridge said: "We made a strong impact at Agritechnica and created a lot of interest in our product range."
"Twose has been a popular and successful brand in the UK for more than 180 years, and we’re confident the products that have built our strong reputation at home, will prove extremely popular on the continent."
The Twose team also put the spotlight on a number of key products, including:
• New PD200HL post drivers, which have been specially designed for forestry teams, local authorities, and agricultural contractors and have the accuracy and power to thrive in the toughest ground conditions
• The TP 625T – the company’s most advanced and powerful reach arm with a 6.25 metre working range, 65hp hydraulics, safety breakaway and power slew.
• The TP600 and 600C high-tech reach arms.
• And a new Rollocoup flailhead.
Held every two years in Hannover, Germany, Agritechnica is the world’s largest indoor agricultural show with more than 2,700 exhibitors.
Big Red for the 180 year Celebration.
Twose of Tiverton are celebrating 180 years in the farm Machinery business. To celebrate this momentous occasion Twose have launched a new special hedge and verge cutter The big red RTP625T a telescopic boom machine with a reach capacity over 6.25m. The big red is a three point linkage mounted machine complete with a 1.2m Cutting head with three different types of flail available. Timothy Coleridge Director of sales and marketing said. It is a great opportunity for the Twose Company to celebrate and at the same time move into a new market sector of longer reach arm mowers giving the farmer additional down bank reach into those awkward ditches and the ability to reach taller hedges.
Twose Irish Distributer is appointed as president of the FTMTA.
Gary Daly Managing director of Farmec, the distributers for the Twose range of products in Southern Ireland Was appointed as the president of the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade association at the recent Irish Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown Kildare. Gary who is following in his Father’s footsteps (Geoff Daly) who was president in 1989. At the presidential FTMTA appointment Ceremony Gary said It is my intention during my two years is too carry on the traditions of the association as my predecessors have over the last 90Years The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) is the representative body for the farm machinery industry in Ireland. The Association has been in existence for more than 90 years, has over 200 member firms, employing more than 3,500 people in the manufacture, distribution, sales and service of farm machinery in Ireland.
Twose Sales Manager retires after 49 years.
Trevor Folland Sales Manager retires after 49 years of continuous service to Twose and to celebrate the occasion he attended the Twose board meeting followed by a special presentation luncheon. The presentation luncheon was attended by Geoffrey Davies OBE Alamo Group Europe’s Chief Executive, Ted Madden Financial Director of Alamo Group Europe and Christian Davies General Manager Alamo UK. Geoffrey Davies said during his presentation that Trevor had always been a very loyal employee always willing to step up to the challenges of today’s Business, with a genuine manner and honest style rarely seen today. Trevor Joined Twose of Tiverton in 1962 as a apprentice Technician - Demonstrator and successfully grew to become its Sales Manager. Trevor will be known by nearly every agricultural dealer in the country, well known for his dulcet Devonshire tones and cheery manner.
The staff of Twose all wish Trevor a well-deserved retirement with his wife Pat who will I am sure keep him busy.
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