Engineering and agricultural students had the chance to try out some of the latest technology from Case IH when the company’s Red Power Tour came to the college farm.

This is a national show which travels round dealerships showcasing top-of-the-range Case IH tractors and equipment.  Stamford Agricultural Services Ltd, a long established partner of Reaseheath, was one of the first to host the show this year and approached us to provide the venue.

As Stamford is also a dealer for the Weidermann brand, our students were able to join a steady flow of visitors from our farming community in inspecting and operating both product ranges. They were also able to watch demonstrations and listen to presentations from industry experts.

Case IH is a global leader in farm and agricultural equipment and a full range of its tractors were on show, along with a range of versatile pivot steer wheeled loaders from Weidermann.

Stamford Agricultural Services Ltd. and Case IH both have close ties to Reaseheath through our agricultural engineering department. We are a long established training centre for Case IH apprentices, including several from Stamford Agricultural Services Ltd., and we have purchased several next-generation Case IH tractors and equipment for our £7 million Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre, due to open this summer.

Simon Keen, Reaseheath’s Engineering Apprenticeships Manager, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our full-time students and apprentices to engage with Case IH and with their local farming industry. This event gave our students the chance to trial the highly modern equipment which they are likely to work with in their future careers.”

Dawn Whittaker, Co-Owner of Stamford Agricultural Services Ltd., said: “Huge thanks to Reaseheath for letting us use such ideal premises and for allowing us to share the experience with the college’s students.

“This event has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the current and new machinery which are central to the farming community. Because we have been able to offer field testing, potential customers have been able to drive and compare two or three similar Case IH tractors before making their final choice. Weidermann is another hugely popular brand and, again, serious customers have been able to compare models.”