A new fleet of John Deere equipment was recently purchased by Jockey Club Estates, as the organization increased its investment in the Newmarket Training Grounds and their facilities in order to ensure that they remained at the top of the industry, according to Pitch Care.
The news source reported that this was the first time that the organization used John Deere equipment on the estate. After a thorough investigation into the best products to use, the organization chose to purchase two 3520 eHydro compact tractors, one equipped with a 300CX front loader, three 1445 front mowers, two XUV 855D Gator utility vehicles in olive & black livery, and an X740 diesel lawn tractor.
"We chose the John Deere machines after a lengthy tender process involving various manufacturers and extensive on-site demonstrations," Nick Patton, training grounds supervisor for the organization, told Pitch Care. "We use machinery very intensively, so it has to be ruggedly built to cope with the demands placed on it."
Patton told the news source that the John Deere purchase was agreed upon due to the company's outreach regarding financing options, as well as the quality of the equipment.
The Jockey Club Estates is an organization that helps to train horses, jockeys and works to provide the finest training facilities for people in the industry, according to the organization's website.