Souters Expand Their Fleet of Specialist Tractors
Souters Sports has recently made a major investment in new plant and has expanded its equipment fleet with the purchase of four new Deutz Fahr Agrofarm 430GS tractors.
The company, now in its tenth year, has recently worked at high profile venues such as Glasgow Rangers FC, Celtic FC, De Vere, Carden Park Golf Resort, Carlisle Race Course, Stoke City FC and Bolton Wanderers FC.
The tractors were supplied by local supplier J & S Lewis Limited based in Leigh, Lancashire due to the increasing demand of specialist equipment and the continued growth of Souters Sports.
Stewart Aird, Managing Director and Robert Heath, Contracts Manager at Souters Sports decided that they needed to search the market for some more tractors to add to their existing fleet.
Key features demanded by Stewart and Robert were big tractor outputs of over 100HP combined with the weight and dimensions of a smaller tractor. "We work on many turf surfaces," said Robert. "The new tractor had to be capable of high work-rates with a minimal risk of compaction and marking. Its power to weight ratio is perfect for our needs, and is enhanced by fitting wide turf tyres (800mm wide) with low ground pressure."
Other important features highlighted by Robert were the high torque engine at low engine revs, high lift capacity, reliability, high specification and service back-up from J & S Lewis.
“We purchased four Same tractors from J & S Lewis two years ago which have proved to be very reliable. The J & S Lewis after sales service team has always been second-to-none so when we were still undecided between which manufacturer and which model to purchase, in the end, it was the supplier choice which swayed our final decision.”
For the fanatical tractor enthusiasts amongst you, you will note these tractors are sprayed in Same RED rather than the traditional Deutz Fahr green. This was a commercial decision taken to have them supplied in this colour to keep the new fleet of tractors the same colour as the existing fleet.
Souters Sports now boast 8 tractors supplied by J & S Lewis in the last three years which adds to the overall fleet of 30 tractors owned by Souters Sports Limited.
“Although our work is all about quality and delivery for the client, we need the best equipment to be able to work efficiently and effectively whilst providing our employees have a safe working environment with modern machinery.”