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Ausplow product manager Gary Andrews talks with a group of DBS owners about the production flow at the start of the tour.

Ausplow product manager Gary Andrews talks with a group of DBS owners about the production flow at the start of the tour.

Simone (left)and Levis MacKenzie talk with Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer about production schedules. Levis is manager of Daybreak Cropping at West River, and was looking forward to seeing the progress of a new DBS and Multistream ordered by Daybreak Cropping. “It’s being assembled at Cockburn and should be ready for the seeding season,” he said.

Simone (left)and Levis MacKenzie talk with Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer about production schedules. Levis is manager of Daybreak Cropping at West River, and was looking forward to seeing the progress of a new DBS and Multistream ordered by Daybreak Cropping. “It’s being assembled at Cockburn and should be ready for the seeding season,” he said.

Farmers Centre salesmen Ash Hayden (left) and Jakke Little with parts interpreter Jason Ramm. The trio are well versed in Ausplow products with specialised training from Ausplow staff.

Farmers Centre salesmen Ash Hayden (left) and Jakke Little with parts interpreter Jason Ramm. The trio are well versed in Ausplow products with specialised training from Ausplow staff.

Quality control was a big talking point during the tour with Ausplow production manager Gary Andrews (back to camera) explaining how minor flaws in this DBS cross section mean it is brought back into the blasting booth for re-treatment and re-painting.

Quality control was a big talking point during the tour with Ausplow production manager Gary Andrews (back to camera) explaining how minor flaws in this DBS cross section mean it is brought back into the blasting booth for re-treatment and re-painting.

Two ‘world class’ paint booths are the last stop in the processing schedule for DBS and Multistream components, which are then flat-packed for transportation to the Cockburn assembly factory.

Two ‘world class’ paint booths are the last stop in the processing schedule for DBS and Multistream components, which are then flat-packed for transportation to the Cockburn assembly factory.

Checking out a finished DBS section were Brett South (left), Beaumont, Farmers Centre salesman Sean Barrett, Des Chambers, Farmers Centre parts manager, Mark Tink, Ravensthorpe and Lyndon Mickel, Beaumont.

Checking out a finished DBS section were Brett South (left), Beaumont, Farmers Centre salesman Sean Barrett, Des Chambers, Farmers Centre parts manager, Mark Tink, Ravensthorpe and Lyndon Mickel, Beaumont.

About 30 new DBS owners from the Esperance district visited our Naval Base factory and Cockburn headquarters yesterday.
The visit was organised by our newest dealer, Farmers Centre, Esperance, with the tour party led by salesman Jason Wells.
According to Jason, Farmers Centre has received a positive reaction from local farmers as the new DBS dealer, after previous DBS dealers Ratten & Slater sold its business.
“It’s a great product which we’re also selling at our Ravensthorpe, Katanning, Lake Grace, Albany and Narrogin branches,“ Jason said.
“We thought it would be beneficial for owners to see how their machines are made and to catch up with the Ausplow staff to learn more about the company.”
Ausplow manager Chris Farmer said Farmers Centre had been quick off the mark to stock parts for the DBS and Multistream and had already made significant sales.
“The company has shown a very professional attitude and we are delighted Farmers Centre is part of the Ausplow dealership network,” he said.
“The company’s staff have all received product training and a big bonus is the addition of Jason Ramm as parts interpreter.
“Jason came across from Ratten & Slater and is very experienced with our products, so he provides part of which has been a seamless transition of our business to Farmers Centre.”
The group enjoyed an enlightening tour with Ausplow production manager Gary Andrews before heading to Cockburn to see how the DBS and Multistream were assembled.
They also talked with Ausplow engineers on a variety of topics, including research and development and gained an overview of changes to the DBS and Multistream from Ausplow’s national sales and marketing manager Chris Blight.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018