Jr perry

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  1. stevieg

    stevieg Well-Known Member

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    I see their kilkenny branch is closed. In these days of dealers having a number of depots anyone know whats going on ?
     
  2. Danielk

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    Heard that been closing a good while ago. Heard a good few story's about Perrys in Athy as well that don't sound promising. Also notice in Athy they don't have the new holland oil anymore.


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  3. CORK

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    I would have thought that Perrys in Athy would have sold a lot of machinery every year - a loyal following in a great agricultural area. Of course, sales volumes may have nothing to do with it.
     
  4. nashmach

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    Best not speculate too much lads.

    Perrys are a long established dealer especially for Ford and NH.

    Certainly down this way they have a very good reputation.
     
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    Another nh dealer not too far away selling ex hire tractors into the area is probably not helping

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    Think they have lost a lot to Kellys on the tillage side , I know we enquired on a tractor last year with a salesman we dealt with before and still waiting . They would be in an area with a lot of big farms and farmers who keep new and fresh machinery which meant easy sales


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  7. cormywormy

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    There are plenty of stories going around about them, im not too far from them in athy.

    Best not to take them in, as there a long established family business and I would hate to see them lose the new Holland dealership.

    Since it is their premises I would hope if there is any trouble that NH would help them along.

    Then again I hope its all crap the stories going around and just a few rumors lads started :no::no:
     
  8. stevieg

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    Was over in athy today getting parts for the combine. See some haulage company has taken over the back yard. Very little machinery over there now.
    Sad to see
     
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    I don't think its any harm here to nominate Brendan Curtis from their stores for a services to agriculture award. A more expert and knowledgable man on everything blue ever sold would be hard to find, and a gentleman to boot.
     
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    I hear on the jungle telegraph that Enniscorthy Motor Co are opening a branch in Cillian Hill, Kilkenny, any truth in it?
     
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    That's been going a while and confirmed in the Journal for a while. The location was unknown though.
     
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    Sad to see what was once a busy dealership get so quiet. Always got excellent service there and I agree with ugo Brendan was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
     
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    I would have said the service was very hit and miss. Was often in and felt I was a burden in them. Also booking jobs into the workshop could be a hardship at times.

    Still sad to see it how it is now but the mechanics still seem busy
     
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    Brian is the service man there now , he moved up from Kilkenny. Seems to be on top of it all and there. Kept busy at combines . I gave him a frightbthe other eve when I dropped down the 8730 to be put together.
     
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    I would of said the same about the sales dept, went in more than once to do buisness and was left walk out the door with a promise of a phone call! I know they had a great reputation but i cant say iv ever seen it, come to think of it the last time i was in there i was priceing a clutch for a tractor, i bought it off the man in tullamore for a third of the price
     
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    Would miss the place if it was gone but going there a lot less than I used to due to the service. Have went a number of times and they didn't have simple things like a drum of oil or a filter.
    Went one time in January to order parts for the combine. They didn't have them but said it be 3 days. Fair enough. Ring after 3 days still no sign of them and he not even sure when they be in. He said I won't be cutting today or tomorrow. No I wouldn't be but once spring comes I am to busy to do maintenance work on my own farm due to work. Rang after a week and same story. Still no parts and not sure when they be in. Was told they ring me when they are in. Waited another 3 days and heard nothing so ordered on line from a place in England. Even including postage they were cheaper and had them in 2 days. Perrys rang 3 and half weeks after I ordered them to say they arrived. Told them to keep them

    I find Brian in the garage very friendly and very helpful and found the garage in general quick enough at getting a tractor out of it was in bother
     
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    I served my time with a tillage farmer from near athy back in 00 as part of my green cert and he was all nh. Place was a hive of activity back then and packed with machinery. Passed that way last year and there was very little around the yard.
     
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    They also had an excellent man in Pat Buggy when Kilkenny was operating, wasn't much he didn't know of NH harvesters for grass or corn.
     
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    My father bought the 5600 that's still here new in February 1976 in Perry's. For £4100. Should have bought a couple .
    I think Jim Kelly ? Was the salesman . It was a buzzing place at that time.
    The last time I was there could be 7 or 8 yrs ago. John Perry was dead anyway . Sad even then . Some of the original site had been sold for development. Not much stock even then.
    There was a great man there at lift covers , Brendan Sourke I think ?
     
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    Sourke is gifted alright. Jimmy Kelly was there until quite recently. It seemed like they had a group of local customers that they looked after and who looked after them. Anything outside that seemed to be incidental.

    We had a clutch replaced by them a few yrs ago and unfortunately discovered after that shaws were half the price. We still do a bit there but the competition has killed them
     
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  21. stevieg

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    I'm afraid the present management has run the business into the ground for the last 20 years which is sad as they were a big dealer in there time. Weren't they vaderstadt and twose importers too ?
    They used to have a chip on there shoulder if you were getting parts for a machine that you didn't buy from them which was strange
    I used to go to there Kilkenny depot as pat buggy was so knowledgable even though athy was a lot nearer.
     
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    My late uncle bought a new Class super Junior Trailed combine harvester from john Perry in 1963. john was starting out at that time. He delivered the combine with a Ferguson 20.
    and took back an earlier Class trailed harvester. It was a journey of 40 odd miles , each way . He was glad to get the sale, and my uncle bought several tractors from him from then until the mid 70s.
    unfortunately , your first line seems very true , @stevieg . only so long that can continue.
     
  23. Barrowsider

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    Couldn't agree more!
     
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    Have NH lost interest in Ireland? Jd and Mf seem way more interested in selling tractors. Just what I observed in the last two years and I had always bought NH but not the last two.
     
  25. nashmach

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    Far from it around here anyway, in fact I'd say they have significantly grown their market share.
     

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