The team at Bryant Tractors are more than just a group of highly professional experts – they are also a great bunch of blokes, kept in line by one woman who runs the office like clockwork.
Tim Johnson – Service Manager
Service manager Tim Johnson knows all there is to know about tractors. He has worked at Bryant Tractors for more than 20 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.
Brent Moon – Parts Manager
Bryant Tractors parts manager Brent Moon 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.”
Murray Bale – Director & Sales
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.
Tyler Fox – Office Manager
Our Tyler is really comfortable as Office Administrator with more than twenty years of experience in administration and finance, ten years of which have been in Northland. She lives near the beach in Ruakaka with her family and loves
walking. In summer there’s water-boarding to keep her occupied. “I’m an avid reader and a keen railway enthusiast, and hoping to travel on the Orient Express next year,” she says.
“By providing comprehensive administrative support to our team, I contribute to our customers getting the best possible experience at Bryant Tractors.”
Ross Leslie – Service Dept Admin
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.”
Alicia Schultz - Service Administrator
Alicia knows her way around a workshop, having previously organised the workshop for a local water pump company. She’s been around farming and worked in the agricultural industry, and says,
“My main goal as Service Administrator is to provide good service to all Bryant Tractors’ customers.”
When she’s not on the job, Alicia’s favourite thing to do is enjoy time with her family.
Rex Green – Sales
“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.
Ivo Yelavich – Sales
“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
Rodney’s experience in farming and agriculture is like most Northland boys. He grew up on the family beef farm and was driving tractors and using equipment since he was old enough to walk. After leaving school he moved to Whangarei to become a mechanic and spent nine years diagnosing and repairing tractors. “Now, combined with my mechanical background in tractors and my young mind for new technology,” he says, “I’m perfectly set-up to understand the needs and urgency of New Zealand farming.”
Rodney’s one for the great outdoors in his spare time and likes 4x4 adventuring, camping, motocross, hunting, hiking, and even horse riding. He says, “Call, or pop in one day to chat with me about your needs and how farming technology looks for you and your family in the future.”