The SOTA Tractors family is growing with the opening of a new branch at Emu Plains, Western Sydney. SOTA is now able to provide even better service to small acreage farmers across Australia. At the helm of the new Emu Plains branch is SOTA’s agricultural machinery expert and agronomist, Mark Crakanthorp.
Originally a tertiary qualified dairy farmer from NSW, Mark has been in charge of Sales and Customer Service at SOTA’s Victorian branch for several years. Given his farming experience, local knowledge and popularity with SOTA’s customers, Mark was the obvious candidate to head up the new Sydney branch. Mark is at pains to advise his existing customers that he is still only a phone call or email away, should they need farming advice.
“I made many friends when based in Victoria however the reality is, as a national fistributor of farm machinery, those customers were spread across all the dtates”, said Mark. “We’re renowned for our prompt communications and follow-up and with the advent of the digital age, it’s very rare that we can’t get back to our customers promptly.”
The new Sydney branch stocks a full range of tractors including SOTA’s famous remanufactured Kubotas and the rugged APOLLO and Yanmar ranges. It also stocks a complete range of AGMAX implements, from front end loader kits to rotary hoes, flail mowers to TPL backhoes. Each SOTA branch stocks a broad range of spare parts for tractors and implements including Hercules rollover protection structures.
According to Mark Crakanthorp, SOTA’s new branch at Emu Plains will be able to service the NSW community more effectively by providing a centrally-located showroom for inspection, reducing delivery times and providing permanent service & support staff in the NSW region. “SOTA Tractors is Australia’s original small acreage specialist”, said Mark. “Other companies have tried to jump on the ‘hobby farm’ bandwagon since we started but Aussie buyers are not gullible. It’s easy to talk about service but it takes a company wide commitment to deliver it. That’s the commitment we have made at SOTA and that’s why we’re the best!”