A NEW Strautmann dealer has been appointed in Dumfries and Galloway.

The specialist manufacturer’s importer, Opico, has appointed RC Dalgliesh, as its new representative across the region.

This is a family run agricultural engineering business that specialises in the sale, service and repair of new and used agricultural and horticultural machinery. Based in Lockerbie, it has gained a wealth of experience over the past 35 years and enjoys an excellent reputation in the area. It is ideally located to grow the Strautmann franchise in South-west Scotland, said Opico.

Charles Bedforth, Opico’s sales manager, said: “Robbie Dalgliesh and his team have a proven history of selling and servicing forage and feeder wagons. They cover a mixed farming area, with a strong dairy tradition, and we are delighted to have them on board.”

Mr Dalgliesh, the managing director of the dealership, added: “The market-leading Strautmann range of forage wagons and diet feeders is a valuable addition to our machinery portfolio. We pride ourselves on supplying our customers with first class service and support.

“Our fully trained mechanics are already fully up-to-speed with the Strautmann product range and personally, along with my team, I’m looking forward to getting the machines out to our customers for demonstrations.”