Date: Wednesday, 05 August 2015
Posted by: Stephanie Alexander
Category: Latest News
In 2001, the Dairy farm in which Joe Herbert was working on was sold and he was forced to rethink. As one door closed, another door opened and a good friend of Joe’s decided to sell his contracting business. It was an opportunity that Joe wasn’t going to let slip by and so in 2001, Joe Herbert Contracting was established.
Nearly fifteen years later Joe Herbert Contracting is still strongly operating in Milton, servicing farmers from Henley to Clinton and up to Lawrence. With 1 full time staff working alongside him all year around, Jo also employs an additional 2 staff during the peak of the season.
Herbert’s fleet consists of 4 John Deere Large Ag Tractors. The most recent purchase was a 6150M, a versatile tractor able to complete a wide range of tasks. All 6M tractors are built upon John Deere’s renowned Full Frame concept, which gives high structural integrity, low vibration levels and lower overall weight.
Last year Herbert purchased a 6170R complete with front linkage and loader. The 6170R has the guts to go the distance and the comfort to keep you on the job as long as you need to be. A powerfully versatile machine that is ready for big planting and tillage duties, but is versatile enough to take on transport jobs, loader work and utility chores. The 6170R has plenty of the tools you want for comfort and the performance you need to work without limits.
The final two tractors to his fleet are two John Deere 7930s, both with 50km IVT transmissions. These tractors are built to put power to the ground and complete the heavy duty ground work.
While Joe admits he has used other brands of tractors in the past, he said that nothing can quite stack up to a John Deere. “They have everything I want in them and are easy to use”.
Joe’s services offer range from full service ground work from primary tillage through to seeding with a range of haytools include a new generation NO-NET bailing solution.
“The Sales Team and Service department in Mosgiel are great, I get on with them really well.”
During the quiet time of the year when Joe and his team aren’t maintaining their machinery they fix water pipes and complete fencing contracts on farms around the district.
93 North Road
Phone: 03 215 9132
A/H: Alister: 027 686 8454
A/H: Pete S: 027 434 5209
A/H: Pete L: 027 433 1492
A/H: Brent: 021 723 360
12 Charlton Lane|
Phone: 03 208 8203
A/H: Andy: 027 695 5451
A/H: Michael: 027 433 4123
A/H: Anthony: 027 209 7343
13 McGlashan Street|
Phone: 03 489 0472
A/H: Scott: 027 588 3488
A/H: Barry: 027 486 6433
12 Elspeth Street|
Phone: 03 445 1046
A/H: Bruce H: 027 241 0110