Meet the local agricultural engineer saving farmers a fortune

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A F Frampton Agricultural Engineering now provides dealership level diagnostics on all Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery at local prices and saves farmers over 50% on their servicing and repair bills. This sounded too good to be true so I decided to have a chat with Andrew Frampton and find out more…

What’s new to A F Agricultural Engineering?

I’ve recently made a significant investment and purchased a diagnostic machine that will plug into any Massey Ferguson. From as old as the late 1980’s all the way to the most current machines on the market. For the newer machines people would usually need to go to a dealership but you can save your pennies now and come to me instead! I can do everything that a dealership does but at less than half the price. When you can get your combine harvester fixed at £25 an hour instead of £68 an hour, why would you go anywhere else?!

We interviewed you last year. How’s things been since we last spoke?

It’s been a very successful first year working for myself. After over 35 years working in the industry for bigger companies I decided it was about time I worked for myself and I’m so glad I did. The phone just does not stop ringing. I’ve done the servicing of over thirty ride-on lawn mowers! I’ve been very busy servicing and repairing Kubota, John Deer, Massey Ferguson, JCB - all of them! I always love working on a GPS system as I find it incredible how accurate and intricate they are. I’m seeing more and more insurance work come in too. It doesn’t take long for word to get round. Everybody likes to save money at the end of the day.

We’ve had Covid this year and it’s affected everybody’s ability to get hold of parts as a lot of them are made in China. But the farming industry stands still for no-one and we’ve just had to get on with it. Social distancing and keeping safe was never an issue as I’m mobile and most of my work tends to be outside. My son Rory was furloughed during lockdown and was helping me for six weeks which was a real treat. I was a bit gutted when he went back to work.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Putting a smile on the customer’s face. Nobody ever wants to see me as it generally means that their machine ain’t working. However it’s a great feeling when I leave knowing that they’re able to get back on with their work and that I made that happen. 

What do the next few months look like for you?

This is when I start doing the winter servicing. I carry out a lot of winter servicing on Kubota compact and grougdcare including their RTV line. People tend to want to get them serviced before they put them away in the shed. It’s always best to plan ahead and I’m ready to help people do just that.

Take a look at A F Agricultural Engineering’s listing on southhams.com today for more information and contact details.

 

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