3 reasons why you should consider long-term tractor hire
Thinking about long-term tractor hire? Weighing up the pros and cons of renting vs buying? Or never even considered hiring a tractor for your farm?
With tractor purchase prices ever increasing, and cash flow management always a challenge, tractor hire could be the perfect middle ground – supporting your finances and giving you access to the machinery you need.
Find out the three main reasons more and more farmers are turning to tractor hire...
1. You don’t need to break the bank or empty your account
If you want the latest and greatest tractor to supercharge your productivity on the farm or in the yard, you’ll need a hefty chunk of cash in your account. As you’ll know, we’re talking in excess of £300,000 for the biggest and best models.
That’s probably going to mean emptying your account for the deposit, or maybe even taking out a loan to support your cashflow. It’s a very expensive proposition.
But long-term tractor hire dramatically reduces those initial costs. For a small monthly fee, you get a new tractor AND get to keep your cash in your account, safe for when you need it most.
Keeping your cash means that it can be utilised in more productive ways, such as taking advantage of Government grant schemes, to invest in permanent structures and items which support productivity.
A further advantage of tractor hire is that you don’t need to carry a deprecating asset on your book. In addition, the full hire cost is a business expense and is therefore tax deductible each year.
Nigel Harper of N D Harper Ltd, an agricultural contractor based in the Northwest, hires multiple tractors per year and sees the cash flow benefits first hand. In fact, Nigel comments ‘it’s a real benefit not having to carry the asset on our books throughout the year, meaning we don’t need to worry about insurance and finance costs in quieter periods’.
2. You get to try out all the newest technology
There are always new makes and models of tractors. You could spend all your cash on the newest model today, but in a couple of months there will be a newer version, with smart features and extra comfort, making jobs even quicker to complete.
But if you’ve invested in buying a tractor, you’re stuck with what you have. If you hire your tractor though, and you fancy trying out that new technology to see how it could make your life easier, you can.
Having access to the latest fuel efficiencies year after year, means that considerable savings in money and farm emissions can be made. In fact, Nigel was over the moon when he switched from John Deere to Case IH, saying ‘we achieved significant fuel savings with our new Case IH tractors versus our previous John Deere’s and in a time of escalating fuel costs this was particularly welcome’.
All you have to do is speak to a tractor hire specialist like ASHBROOK, and we’ll help you get the newest tractor with all the latest mod cons.
3.The best quality and reliability is guaranteed
When you hire a tractor from ASHBROOK, you can relax. You don’t need to worry about it breaking down. A new or nearly new tractor (depending on your hire agreement) is coming your way. Our knowledgeable team talk to you in advance of your hire to make sure the optimal specification of tractor is supplied. Meaning it won’t be underpowered or fail to do the jobs you need it to. You’ll always get the best quality and the right tractor for the job.
At ASHBROOK, our Case IH tractors are of the highest quality. You get instant access to the best machinery that will always deliver.
And if you do run into any issues, our tractor hire contracts mean we just swap your tractor out straight from the dealer. Plus, you can say goodbye to maintenance costs.
Tom Farrington, ASHBROOK Service Manager and Tractor Hire Specialist comments, ‘the tractor fleet looks after itself, in the main. With the quality and age of the tractor we rarely run into issues. That said, should anything raise its head we have excellent connections with the Case IH dealership throughout the UK ensuring that any problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently, and that jobs aren’t standing still on the farm. As with an ‘owned’ tractor, all you need to do is pick up the phone to your nearest dealership and they’ll sort any issues, with the added benefit of ASHBROOK back up, so you’re doubly covered!’.
‘Our Case IH hire contracts run from 10 weeks to 24 months and ensures that a brand-new tractor arrives with you for the agreed time frame. This is available nationwide with the tractor being collected from your local Case IH dealer’, continues Tom.
Convinced by the idea of long-term tractor hire?
‘If you think tractor hire could be for you, or you want to find out more information, have a chat with our friendly team.
We’d be more than happy to talk you through all your options and find the best tractor hire for your needs’, concludes Tom.
Just get in touch here. 01260 270817 www.ASHBROOK.Ltd or visit LAMMA stand 17.730