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The AgPlus team are here to help with any agricultural needs. Photo: SUPPLIED

See Strautmann dealer AgPlus for agricultural needs

Providing exceptional customer care, sales and services are top priorities for AgPlus, who are local specialists in agriculture and the exclusive Strautmann dealer for the Thames Valley-Coromandel, Waikato and Bay of Plenty region.
Owners Stan and Fi Knight bought the business in 2015, when it was originally Te Aroha Tractors & Garden Machinery.
“We outgrew it within 18 months,” Stan said.
Now located on a bigger section in Lawrence Ave, Te Aroha, AgPlus has grown from just four technicians, to nearly 20 staff currently.
“We’ve got a diversely qualified team as we offer a range of services,” Fiona said.
Not only does AgPlus offer a variety of services and products, but they are also the exclusive dealer for Strautmann sales, parts and services for the region.
“Strautmann are world renown for their quality and durability, which makes them a very popular choice amongst contractors and farmers. Strautmann equipment is made in Germany using quality steel and components. They invest a lot in R & D too which keeps them at the forefront of new product design and improvements.

“AgPlus has a 24/7 service backup with excellent parts availability, and that’s an important factor when purchasing new equipment,” Stan said.
With Fiona’s extensive dairy farming background and Stan’s experience as a multi-qualified technician, they have a great understanding and respect for the agricultural industry.
“Stan’s passion is obviously the mechanic side of it, and I love farming, so I do that,” Fiona said.
“AgPlus offers a variety of services and products but obviously agriculture is our focus.”
Automotive, home and garden, air conditioning, heavy diesel, tyres, and hydraulic hoses are some of the products and services that AgPlus offer, as well as auto electrical.
“On farm as well, so we do a lot of field servicing.” 
Field servicing isn’t the only work that requires travel for AgPlus. Stan also specialises in Elevated Work Platforms, or EWPs, and has worked on equipment as far away as Antarctica!
Regardless of where the work takes them, AgPlus remains committed to their home roots by sponsoring schools, sports clubs and charities throughout the Thames Valley and Matamata-Piako.
AgPlus is also a major sponsor for the Waihou Rugby club, which will host its annual fishing competition in March.
Past prizes sponsored by AgPlus include a Husqvarna ride-on as well as sponsoring over $1500 worth of prizes for the kids section alone.
– By Davidda Hikatangata