SIR, – Through your columns can I express my worries and anger that we no longer have a dealer in my area for a machinery brand that I have loyally invested in over many years.

Our business has supported and been supported by over some years by Case IH products and their services. However, now we are left with no local dealer support and I just wonder whether they have the customer's best interests at heart.

My nearest dealer to me, in Kelty, is 60-70 miles away – that's a round trip of at least 120 miles – while another, near Inverurie, is also about 70 miles away.

Our tractor fleet, once mainly Case IH, is now another brand – I would have liked to have stayed with them, but a lack of dealer support necessitated that I change. But I still have and like my Case IH combine, which I bought new for £200,000-plus but because of the distance from any dealer, I have to pay a premium for engineer call-outs.

A quick glance at the Case IH dealer locator will show a whole swath of the East Coast without cover. It is certainly not an unproductive area either, as some of the best farmland in Scotland is in Angus. Many other brands value this area as deserving of being looked after by a good dealer.

I just wonder what plans this brand has for the area as enquiries to them about such at the Royal Highland Show for the past three years have not give me much hope that my concerns are being addressed?

Gordon Beattie,