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                                                                                                                DB & J. GRIFFIN

                                                                                                             Above: Bespoke umbilical slurry
                                                                                                             application system uses 900m of hose
                                                                                                             and requires three tractors. They include
                                                                                                             the X5.30 (pictured), which drives the
                                                                                                             pump and the X7.440, which is used on
                                                                                                             the agitator

                               Inset left: Trevor     McCormick X7.440 is also
                                        Griffin is a  used for rolling the silage
                                                      clamp during the
                            second-generation         grass-harvesting season.
                dairy farmer from Hinckley            Buck-raking duties are
           in Leicestershire. He farms 350            handled by a hired-in
    acres, milks 150 cows and rears and               Case-IH MX135 (pictured
      sells pedigree British Friesian bulls           above) driven by Trevor
                    and heifers for breeding

Farm facts
DB & J Griffin

Location Hinckley,
Farm Dairy

Core fleet
2016 McCormick X7.440
2018 McCormick X7.650
2018 McCormick X5.30

   Having spent 18 months owning       McCormick has truly been excellent.         Below: Catley             need to return to the days where
and operating McCormick tractors,         “In my opinion, a problem in             Engineering Ltd           they actually took an interest in their
Trevor Griffin is more than satisfied                                              at Peckleton in           customers and the local farming
with them. To date there has been      farming today is that while dealership      Leicestershire supplied   community. Times are changing and
just one warranty claim and he is      franchises are becoming larger, they        all three of the Griffin  being bigger certainly hasn’t proved
impressed with their build quality,    are increasingly losing their               family’s McCormick        to me that it’s a recipe for being
comfort and overall performance.       connection with the farmer. With            tractors. Personalised    better.”
                                       Catley Engineering Ltd, you deal            service and excellent
   “I think the most important factor  with Colin Catley and his team              back-up are cited as      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
with my experience using               directly. It’s a personalised service.      reasons for using this    Special thanks to Don Griffin, Trevor
McCormick tractors has been the                                                    dealership                Griffin and Ruby Shorthose for their
service. The support from Catley          “The big agricultural engineering                                  help with this feature.
Engineering Ltd and the people at      firms these days seem only interested
                                       in selling you something. Dealers

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