Earlier this year, Honeycombes’ own Karl Moschella was invited by John Deere to spend some time at the production factory in Thibodaux (Louisianna) where they produce the CH570 sugar cane harvester.

Karl, who is our Harvester Specialist, also manages our Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance program.  The goal of his visit was to gain a sound understanding of the ongoing product development and improvement program as well as to share our ideas with the USA production team on how to set up each harvester at the pre-delivery stage, for optimum uptime performance in the field  to enhance the delivery of a distinctive quality product into the Australian market.

 

During his time at the factory, Karl spent time working closely with the CH570 assembly line as well as Parts, Service, Whole Goods Shipping, Product Engineering and DTAC groups.  He worked on the production line conducting pre-delivery inspections. These inspections led to a list of action items that the factory support team is reviewing.  A cross-functional group also met with Karl to discuss warranty issues experienced during the past field season.  This provided the opportunity to share the corrective actions put in place to resolve warranty issues, as well as determining further actions to put in place to better meet customers’ needs.  Overall, as the week progressed, Karl was very impressed and optimistic with improvements being made throughout the product and factory assembly line.  Two common themes were identified:

  1. Communicate change to the Australian dealers so they fully aware of these changes and how the machine is improving;
  2. Australian customers take extreme pride in owning a John Deere CH570 and always expect the best.

 

In conclusion, Karl made an impactful statement, saying “These machines represent a significant investment by our customers.  Even if a small detail appears ‘not quite right’, then customers can be left feeling dissatisfied”.  It was a call to action to all staff to take pride in everything they do as a combined John Deere team to ensure delivery of the best possible product to customers.

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There’s no doubt that Honeycombes have always been willing to go that extra mile for their customers and the recent case of ‘The Last Available Powerstar 7800’ serves to demonstrate that point.

When Lloyd Campbell (Campbell Grazing Co.) was searching for his next prime mover, he approached Warrick Hill at our Truck and Machinery Centre in Townsville.  He explained that he had owned his current IVECO Powerstar 7700 for several years.  He had been really impressed with its performance and reliability and as a result, he was looking for a similar replacement.  After some searching, Warrick finally found ‘The Last Available Powerstar 7800’, located at the IVECO dealer in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

As part of the deal, Warrick agreed to ferry the truck back fromMount Gambier back to FNQ which took him around three days to complete.  The truck was duly fitted with additional fuel tanks, making a total fuel capacity of around 2,350 litres.

  • Day 1 – Mount Gambier SA to West Wyalong NSW – 886km – 10 hour’s drive time
  • Day 2 – West Wyalong NSW to Roma QQLD – 1017km – 11.5 hour’s drive time
  • Day 3 – Roma to Townsville – 1006km – 11 hour’s drive time

The 7800 is fitted with a 600Hp Cummins engine coupled to an Eaton 18 speed manual transmission and is rated to 140 tonnes.  It will haul three trailers, each with two decks of livestock.  Lloyd will be using it mainly for transporting cattle between his QLD and NT properties and the meatworks.

Pictured with the truck is Clark Driver, Lloyd’s son-in-law who, as his name suggests, will be driving the truck!

 

 

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Situated 44Km outside of Richmond QLD, on the banks of Cattle Creek is Rainscourt Station, a 55,000 acre cattle property belonging to the McCoy family.

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For general duties around the property Michael McCoy wanted a tractor that could cover the distances quickly and have the strength and versatility to carry out the myriad of duties he requires this type of machine to do. In this instance, the unit was delivered with a 1.4m3 4-in-1 Loader Bucket, Pallet Forks, Bale Forks, Hydraulic Quick Hitches to Loader and Backhoe, General Purpose and Mud Backhoe Buckets and a Post Hole Borer. “I’ve tried many standard farm tractors, but for the work I need to do, I need something with the strength of Industrial Equipment, the 5CX is an ideal machine for my property, comfortable, quiet, versatile and, most importantly, tough enough for the hard jobs” said Michael.

The JCB 5CX Elite features a 6 Speed, 50Km/h Auto Powershift Transmission combined with the tried and tested JCB Dieselmax 4.4Ltr 100HP Turbocharged Engine. The modern cabin is designed with the operator in mind, with the JCB exclusive in-Seat Mounted Joystick Controls, Hydraulic Sideshift, Air Suspension Seat and even your own Coffee Maker! The 3 Mode Steering allows for great maneuverability in tight spaces and the Smooth Ride System allows for a comfortable journey time.

For more information on this, or any other JCB product, please call Tim Lowy on 0418 375 106

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For full Terms and Conditions, see below.

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Program Criteria – 24 Month Extended Warranty

  1. The program for the “Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 24 Months Extended Warranty” will be administered through the current Iveco Standard and Extended Warranty Terms and Conditions. To be eligible:
      a. The customer must read and sign a copy of the Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 24 Months Extended Warranty Acceptance Form (below) at the time of order, along with the relevant terms and conditions

Program Criteria – 5 Years/200,000 klms FREE Scheduled Servicing (max. 5 services)

  1. The program for the free scheduled servicing will be administered through the current standard P.M.C. Terms and Conditions. To be eligible for Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled servicing program:
      a. The customer must read and sign a copy of the Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing Acceptance Form (below) at the time of order, along with the relevant terms and conditions.

Terms & Conditions

  1. IVECO Dealer means an authorised Dealer of IVECO Trucks Australia Ltd ABN 86 004 065 061
  2. The recommended Retail Price of $57,950 (IncGST, Dealer Delivery charges and excluding vehicle on-road costs)
  3. Information in relation to the “Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 24 Months extended warranty AND 5 Years/200,000 klms Free Scheduled servicing” forms part of these Terms and Conditions of offer. Participation in this offer is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
  4. Subject to eligibility of claim, claimants who purchase a new Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made vehicle will receive an additional 24 Months Extended Warranty and 5 Years/200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing. This provides a total warranty of 5 years or 200,000 klms of whichever comes first
  5. The 3 Year/200,000 klms standard factory warranty plus 2 years additional extended warranty starts from the date the vehicle is registered in the Iveco warranty system
  6. The 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing starts from the date the vehicle is registered in the Iveco warranty system and is limited to the first five scheduled services as outlined in the Daily Use and Maintenance manual
  7. The 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing is based on standard scheduled servicing of 40,000 klms or 12 months intervals (which ever comes first) and normal operating conditions of the vehicle purchased as outlined in the Daily Use and Maintenance Manual
  8. The 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing is to be read in conjunction with the Daily Warranty Program and the Maintenance Inspection Guide found in the Daily Use and Maintenance Manual
  9. The free scheduled service applies only to services conducted by an authorised IVECO Dealer premises
  10. This program is not retrospective and shall apply to new retail orders received during the program period only
  11. The Dealer and Customer must complete and submit the attached forms as per the Program Conditions and timing to be eligible for the additional 24 months extended warranty
  12. Iveco Standard and Extended Warranty conditions apply
  13. Two Tonne Payload testing was completed by Iveco Truck Australia Ltd with all listed accessories fitted and a 1/4 tank of fuel. Resulting in the Front Axle weighting 1440 kg & Rear Axle 960 kg. With a GVM of 4,500 Kg, giving the Daily a payload of 2095 kg
  14. Decisions by IVECO are final and no correspondence will be entered into
  15. IVECO collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion. Such information will not be used for promotional, marketing or publicity purposes
  16. IVECO accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from this promotion. Independent financial advice should be sought by the claimant
  17. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, IVECO (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of property); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
  18. Offer is not transferable, assignable or exchangeable for other goods or services or to other vehicles
  19. Offer cannot be exchanged for additional discount
  20. Offer not available to rental fleet, fleet leasing companies, motorhome or government buyers
  21. IVECO Trucks Australia Limited reserves the right to make changes or close the program early at any time without prior notification. Errors and omissions excepted

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Most people who know Honeycombes, would be familiar with our regular educational travel excursions.  We have travelled with our customers to visit John Deere factories and various farming endeavours in the US, Thailand and also Brazil.  This year, we have decided to try a new region,…so Honeycombes are planning an agricultural tour of Europe !

The fourteen day trip will be personally escorted by Peter Carcary and is scheduled for March 2018.  Travelling via Dubai, or Abu Dhabi, the tour will include visits to regions in Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.

A highlight will be a visit to the John Deere flagship factory in Mannheim, Germany.  The factory, covering more than 40ha and employing over 3000 staff, produces tractors at a rate of one every three minutes!  That is over 30,000 units, and two-thirds of all tractors produced in Germany!  The factory concentrates on the 6 Series tractors.

For further details, contact Peter Carcary on 0418 779 211, or email peterc@honeycombes.com.au

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Folks, we have a great deal on a Limited Edition IVECO Daily 45C17 !! 

Contact Craig for more details – 0437 743 327

FROM $57,950.00 inc GST

170Hp F1C Engine (430Nm)

8 speed Hi-Matic automatic transmission

ABS, ASR, Hill Holder and ESP9

Driver, Passenger and dual curtain airbags

Cruise control

Daytime Running Lights

Business Premium Pack:

IVECONNECT Multimedia +GPS

Reverse buzzer

Fog lights

Comfort Pack:

Suspended driver seat with armrest

Bench seat

Auto air-conditioning

Heavy duty aluminium tray

Ladder Racks optional extra*

Nudge Bar

Towbar

Bonnet protector

Floor mats

3 year/200,000 klms standard factory warranty plus 2 years additional extended warranty *Terms and conditions apply

5 years/200,000 klms Free Servicing (maximum 5 services) *Terms and conditions apply

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Honeycombes recently received our first compact 4049M ROPS unit and we have been pleasantly surprised at the ‘back to basics’ build quality and value from a unit built in the USA.

  • The 4049M includes power reverser transmission or an eHydro option.
  • Tier 3 engine with no DEF or PCF filter = basic reliable JD engine.
  • High clearance AG tyres  (Turf and industrial option on wheel spec).
  • Optional Howard 4-in-1 loader kit, fitted for under $8k.
  • The 4049M is a great tractor which would be ideal for the lifestyle person, or a horticulture farmer chasing simplicity and plenty of power from a compact tractor at a realistic price (RRP $30,000).
Contact your local branch for details.
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John Deere are once again releasing the 6M ‘low clearance’ models – but it is for a short time only! They are taking forward orders at the factory for variants (including the 6110M and 6120M) for delivery early next year.
Orchard growers (including macadamia, bananas, mangoes, citrus and avocados) all benefit from the custom-built narrow ‘TARDIS-like’ space cab, “with true, wide tractor stance and an industry exclusive pyramid cab, designed to slide through your crop with a minimum of disturbance”.
Contact your local branch for more details…

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Honeycombes Sales and Service are already synonymous with the world-renowned brands John Deere, Mazda, Holden and JCB.  In addition, we are now your local North Queensland dealer for the massive IVECO, Hino and Scania truck manufacturers.

To accommodate this massive change, our Townsville branch has moved from its Ingham Road site, to a great new location at the corners of Woolcock and Langton Streets, opposite Coates Hire.  This excellent new facility boasts more showroom space, a huge workshop area, and a large wash bay, all allowing us to sell and service the largest of trucks.

The Townsville branch will now be known as the Truck and Machinery Centre.  In addition to full sales, parts and service capabilities for IVECO, Hino and Scania, it will house our JCB and industrial sales parts and service departments.  Don’t forget, we are still the main distributor for Gulf Western Oils, ITR Track components and Ground Engaging Tools, and also the Parts Express range of aftermarket parts.

To help us celebrate the launch of our new Truck and Machinery Centre, we have enlisted the help of some of Australia’s finest V8 Supercar drivers.  Come along to our new premises and meet Craig Lowndes from Team Vortex, and Shane Van Gisbergen and Jaimie Whincup from the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.  See the invite and Facebook for more details.

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John Deere have an excellent oil promotion at the minute, which runs through until 31 May 2017. Simply purchase a 205L drum  of Plus-50 II oil ans you get a 20L drum of Hy-Gard™ FREE*

Contact your local Honeycombes branch for more details.

Plus-50 II™ 15W-40 Engine Oil

Applications

– Plus-50 II provides the best performance and wear protection for John Deere diesel engines.

– Excellent for use in all diesel engines requiring a 15W-40 oil with CK-4 performance.

– Excellent for heavy-duty trucks, tractors, utes, combines and other diesel engines.

–  Plus-50 II is recommended for four-stroke naturally aspirated, turbocharged and supercharged diesel engines with diesel particulate filters (DPF), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). Examples of applications include vehicles requiring CK-4 oil, heavy-duty off-road equipment, on-road trucks, marine engines, natural gas engines, utes, and cars.

Maximise your engine’s performance with genuine John Deere Plus-50™ II oil PLUS.

*Conditions apply.

Premium oil developed and rigorously tested under the most extreme conditions.

Plus-50 II exceeds the newly introduced CK-4 specifications.

Going above and beyond to maximise your engine’s performance.

Technology that saves you money.

 

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