Service manager Tim Johnson knows all there is to know about tractors. He has worked at Bryant Tractors for 19 years and co-ordinates the service department’s operations and provides technical information to clients. His mission is to ensure their clients think about preventive maintenance.
“Preventative maintenance is an essential part of owning and operating any vehicle. My advice would be to ensure your vehicles are serviced on time, and at an operator level, each day fluid levels are checked and a visual inspection for any leaks and wear is carried out. Anyone unsure of what to look for can give me a call or discuss this with one of our Service Technicians at our next visit.”
Outside of work, Tim is a keen fisherman and enjoys Northland’s great outdoors.
Bryant Tractors parts manager Brent Moon is often still thought of as the new guy at the office even though he has been on site for more than six months now – but considering some staff members have been on site since the beginnings of Bryant Tractors more than 30 years ago, he has a while to go before he can lose that title.
While he may be new to Bryant Tractors, he is not new to the farming machinery industry, with more than 13 years’ experience under his belt. Sourcing parts and being the “guy in the know” is all part of his role on a daily basis and is something he enjoys.
“I enjoy meeting all the different people that come through our doors. Meeting farmers and having a chat to them. We can source economical aftermarket parts for most makes and models, and if we don’t have a part in stock, we can normally supply it overnight.”
Keith who started with Bill 36 years ago, has decided to step aside. Keith remains a shareholder director and can still be found helping out in the workshop.
It has always been all about farming for Murray Bale and he says he leapt at the chance to work at Bryant Tractors when it was first being formed in September of 1979 and came on board as a tractor mechanic.
Since then, he has filled every role in the business, and has helped build it to the reputable and trusted brand it is today – but he can still be found out in the workshop helping his team. As an A Grade diesel mechanic, Murray sticks to his hands-on approach and gets involved with service enquiries and any issues that pop up that he can assist with.
Trish is the bubbly voice you hear at the end of the phone, or smiling from the front desk at Bryant Tractor office. Trish comes to the role with a huge level of experience in both admin, and a few more interesting roles you may not think she would have done, including driving a moxy truck in the mines in Western Australia.
Backed by 15 years in the marine industry, Trish has the know-how and can-do attitude to help keep the team ticking over and keeping the boss in check where needed. She is mightily afraid of spiders, but not hard work!
“Ring me, I am here to help you – I will get you sorted!”
Keeping the service department running smoothly takes plenty of co-ordination and hard work – something Ross Leslie has sorted.
Born and bred in Whangarei, Ross has the farming gene pumping through his blood with nearly four decades of experience in the industry and growing up with his dad as a dairy farmer.
As the service admin, Ross is there to assist service manager Tim in running the service department.
“I do everything that needs to be done from entering in the hours against jobs the apprentices and mechanics have completed to ordering parts, lodging warranty claims, meeting and greeting customers and generally making sure everyone is doing their job – a bit of everything really.”
“I love working here – I am a real people person and I love Northland. My wife and I both are in the farming industry. My job is about helping people get the right equipment for their requirements so they can get on with the job. I work with honesty and integrity.”
Rex Green has been a part of the Bryant Tractors team for two years, following 16 years in the farm machinery business as the North Island sales manager. What he doesn’t know about farm machinery and equipment is not worth knowing. He is here to help farmers figure out what they need and at what price.
Rex and his wife moved to Whangarei for lifestyle and says he wouldn’t live anywhere else. Buying farm machinery and equipment can be large investment, and ensures it is the right buy at the right time or each customer. But mostly, Rex says he loves to meet new people and is happy to head out onto the farm for an obligation-free, stress-free chat to both current and potential clients.
Call Rex on 027 490 9826 today.
“I am an ex-farmer and contractor – I know the industry well. I have been driving tractors since I was 10-years-old. I know the importance of farming – I know that New Zealand’s, and Northland’s, major income streams are from this essential industry. “
Ivo (pronounced Evo) is Northland born and raised, and has farming in his blood. Following 36 years as a farming contractor, Ivo brought his knowledge to Bryant Tractors in 2010. After growing up on a farm, Ivo knows the importance of good, reliable tractors, machinery and equipment to a successful farm business.
Ivo loves to travel around Northland and is happy to stop by any farm gate for a visit to chat about the latest range of tractors, or even second hand machinery or equipment requirements.
“I am always available – give me a call!”
Call Ivo today on 027 368 3920