Ag and Earth are a trusted, family owned and operated business with over 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry. They specialise in agricultural, construction and forestry equipment hire in Bowral, with the team hiring out equipment on a daily, weekly or long-term basis and are able to deliver up and down the east coast of Australia.
Established in 2014 as an affiliate company of Agriquip Machinery Co, the company came about when Ag and Earth director, Gary Dunlop, decided to launch a separate business that specialised in machinery hire. Over the past five years, the company has continued to grow and has cemented itself as a one-stop-shop for all your farm, construction and commercial needs, with wet and dry hire options.
Gary acknowledged that buying heavy equipment can be expensive, especially when a lot of clients are seeking out single or seasonal-use only. "In the agricultural industry, you don't use machinery all the time because it's quite a seasonal market," he said. "For example, you may find that buying implements for a tractor worth up to $60,000 will end up sitting in the shed for most of the year".
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Hiring instead of buying can be extremely beneficial because there is no immediate capital outlay involved. Hiring equipment can also help to remove liabilities and servicing costs from balance sheets, and hire payments are tax deductable. "There are so many implements for different processes on your farm, anything from paddock preparation to sowing, harvesting and haymaking," he said. "To have the capital outlay and the expenditure for all of these implements in your shed can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars".
Ag and Earth's leading range of equipment includes brands such as John Deere, Vigolo, K-Line and Pttinger. The equipment is manufactured to high quality standards, from well-known brands that you can rely on for strength, durability and flexibility. The team offers compact and utility tractors, large tractors, skid steers and excavators, telehandlers and a large assortment of tractor attachments and farming equipment including drills, ploughs, mulches and slashers, along with a range of outdoor equipment including ride-on lawn mowers.
The focus at Ag and Earth is to provide customers with practical, workable solutions that are cost-effective and suitable. The friendly and helpful team are committed to maintaining the highest level of service, no matter what the requirement. Whether you're a contractor, farmer or landscaper their machinery specialists can help you choose the best equipment to get the job done right, on time and within budget. For more information visit the Ag and Earth Machinery Hire website www.agandearth.com.au.
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