08 September 2021
Irrigation equipment dealer appointed
REEKIE Ltd, a supplier of agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery, has been appointed the official dealer for Bauer’s range of crop irrigation equipment.
The main focus of the new partnership is on the group’s depots at Perth and Cupar, which cover some of the largest potato and vegetable growing areas in Scotland.
Sam Mercer, general manager at Cupar and Perth, said: “We have a long-standing involvement with irrigation equipment and wanted to get back to supplying new irrigators again with a premium brand that would sit well alongside our agricultural machinery franchises. In Bauer, we have that premium brand; the company has a well-deserved reputation for its engineering and manufacturing quality, and the performance and durability of its irrigators.”
Rob Jackson of Bauer UK & Ireland said: “We are already taking orders and securing build slots at the factory for irrigation reels to be delivered in time for next year’s growing season, so it’s important for growers to look ahead and plan their requirements now for next year and beyond.”
Bauer has been at the forefront of irrigation equipment design and technology for more than 50 years as a supplier worldwide. The group’s integrated manufacturing facilities at the factory in Voitsberg, Austria produces original Bauer couplings, rigid pipe and flexible PE pipe, precision components and the Rainstar units with fully galvanised chassis and hose reel structures.
Key features of the Rainstar E family of irrigators include high pulling force.
Steven Player, Cupar area sales manager, is enthusiastic about the new partnership with Bauer. He said: “There’s a fair few Bauer irrigation reels operating across our area and the fact that many of them are as much as 20 years old illustrates how well built they are.
“But many are ripe for replacement, and we can maintain continuity for growers – or replace other makes – by supplying a new top-class Bauer reel. Just as importantly, because our service technicians and parts department staff are all familiar with this type of equipment, we can also look after the irrigators properly when put to work.”