6R Series Customer Launch Event

John Deere has been touring the length and breadth of the country for the past 6 weeks with their 6R Roadshow, stopping off at dealerships along the way to unveil the new 6R Series tractors to consumers. Early March was our scheduled time with the new machines. Recent changes to the restrictions due to COVID-19, allowed the team at Hunt Forest Group to finally be able to host our first in-person customer event for over 2 years.  

Queue the 2nd and 3rd of March, deep in the rolling farmland of the South Wiltshire Downs. Staff, tractors, and a wide variety of other farm machinery from across our many branches descended upon The Gathering Barn at Keysley Farm. A picturesque wedding venue, hidden away on a working farm near Monkton Deverill. A marquee was erected, lighting and audio-visual equipment setup, new and used machinery positioned, a pop-up merchandise shop stocked to the brim, customer gift bags packed, and the event bar fully stocked as we awaited the arrival of our first guests. 

The HFG Sales representatives were all on hand to greet and walk our customers around the new 6R tractors and the other machinery on display. With our heated marquee home to the new John Deere 6R 150 and loader with technology package, a John Deere 6R 185 and a Kramer KT144 it proved a great place to showcase the advancements and new developments in the 6R range. 

Connected technology is advancing all the time and our Precision Ag team had plenty of visitors in the Long Barn to discuss the latest improvements in displays, receivers, RTK signals and much more, along with regular demonstrations on the benefits and functionality of the HarvestLab 3000. Our impromptu popup merchandise store saw plenty of customers with a wide range of John Deere toys, clothing, and official branded goods available for purchase, the co-branded HFG ‘Grassmen’ clothing range a proven success. 

Good food and a few drinks were enjoyed by all in Keysley’s stunning converted heritage barn and helped to create a relaxed and sociable setting, with over 600 visitors across the two days at The Gathering Barn, it was a welcome return to customer events for the Hunt Forest Group team with the bonus of being able to talk to people face to face again without a mask.  

A big thank you to all our staff, manufacturers, and suppliers for their involvement in helping deliver such a successful event. And an extra special thankyou to our customers for their attendance and continued support.  

We look forward to seeing you at the next one! 

With the trials and tribulations of COVID-19 preventing us from holding any in-person training events over the past 2 years, it was great to be able to welcome customers back last week for our first Precision Ag events of the year, held for the first time at Thruxton Circuit in their purpose-built presentation space.

Customers and their operators benefited from the knowledge and expertise of the Hunt Forest Group Precision Ag department. Led by Group Precision Ag Manager, Lawrence Matthews the Precision Ag team had an informative and detailed day planned for guests covering the benefits of the John Deere products available.

 The following areas were covered by the team :

An overview of Generation 4 Display

An overview of the 6000 series

MyJohnDeere – the differences between JDLink & Operations Center

An introduction to AutoTrac Turn Automation

A live demonstration of AutoTrac Turn Automation

A live session of Remote Display Access

All of the topics covered in our Training Schools are aimed at customers and their operators getting the best from their machinery and refreshing or educating them on the technology and its many uses and applications. It was also a great opportunity for operators to discuss any questions they have with the team and even potentially diagnose any problems.

Over the course of 3 days, the Hunt Forest Group team welcomed over 90 attendees. A  great return to face to face events and the perfect opportunity to answer our Customers’ technological questions. With more Training School events planned in the West Country this week, keep an eye on our social media accounts and the website events page for dates and details of our next Precision Ag training events.