MACHINERY

Six Case IH dealerships change hands in Queensland

TRUCK and trailer business Brown and Hurley has continued its expansion into agricultural machinery, with the acquisition of six Queensland Case IH dealerships.

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 CEO of Hurley and Brown, Paul Hurley. Hurley's truck and trailer business has expanded into six ag dealerships in Queensland.

CEO of Hurley and Brown, Paul Hurley. Hurley's truck and trailer business has expanded into six ag dealerships in Queensland.

Brown and Hurley recently announced the purchase of Case IH machinery dealerships in Ayr, Mackay, Proserpine, Cairns, Innisfail and Tolga.

Along with the change of ownership, there will be some significant changes to the machinery offered at a number of locations.

As well as the Case IH line-up of farm machinery, the Brown and Hurley dealerships at Ayr, Cairns, Innisfail and Tolga will also start stocking some specialty tractors from New Holland and New Holland Construction, Case IH's stablemates under the CNH Industrial brand.

Brown and Hurley chief executive officer, Paul Hurley, said it was a gratifying continuation of the company's expansion into the agricultural machinery sector, after its purchase of a Case IH dealership in Roma in 2019.

"Our business started with ag dealers and machinery in the 1940s before moving into the truck section of the market, so we're enjoying being back in the ag machinery sector and this further expansion into Queensland represents an exciting new chapter," Hurley said.

"Customers of these six North Queensland dealerships can be assured their machinery and servicing requirements will continue to be top priority, and we look forward to working with them to identify new opportunities for their businesses."

Brandon Stannett, CNH Industrial managing director, Australia/New Zealand, congratulated Brown and Hurley on the deal and welcomed the addition of the company's skills and expertise to the CNH Industrial dealer network.

"Brown and Hurley have been a leader in their field for many years, so we know our customers are the big winners here, benefitting from the knowledge and vast experience of the Brown and Hurley team, as well as the changes to the product line-up, which present fresh options for farming businesses in these Queensland locations," Stannett said.

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