Mukinbudin’s 25th Anniversary
Last Thursday, 10th September the Hutton & Northey Sales celebrated it’s 25th anniversary of business in Mukinbudin. The company was formed 44 years ago in Merredin and opened a branch in Mukinbudin in 1995. The business was initially based in a shed on Strugnell Street (near the ram pavilion) which was leased from Vic Jones. In 1999 they built a brand-new premise on the north side of town. It was officially opened on the 19th August 1999 by the then Shire President Ernie Ventris. The Council of the day was very encouraging to Hutton & Northey Sales to establish their business in Mukinbudin and the business still appreciates the support it receives from the Shire and the community.
Over the past 25 years they have had five Branch Managers, seven Service Managers, many parts staff and are very proud to have trained over twenty five apprentices. The first Branch Manager was Tim Fiegert, the first Service Manager was Shane McCrae and the first two apprentices which were transferred from the Merredin Branch was Troy Baker and Wade Roberts.
A gathering was held in the HNS shed from 4-7pm, with drinks and nibbles followed by a sausage sizzle. This was organized by Ann and was served by her helpers. A big thank you to Teresa Morony who helped immensely throughout the night. Customers were greeted in the newly revamped Parts Department by Partner Simon Hutton and Mukinbudin’s Parts Manager Steve Robartson. A goodie bag was given out and names recorded for the door prize. Ian Clune, Branch Manager welcomed everyone to the event and thanked the customers for their support and the staff for the organization of the event. Current partner in the business and one-time Branch Manager, John Lombardini spoke giving some history of the company and thanking staff and customers for their support through the years. John then called on Ernie Ventris to pull out the winner of the door prize, a CASE fire pit/esky which was won by Barry Palm.
On display was the pride and joy of another partner, John Trunfio, who was Hutton & Northey Sales very 1st apprentice employed in 1977 – a 711 header and a 7240 Case combine with a 60 foot MacDon front. It was interesting to see the vast differences between these two machines and there was a lot of interest as many of the attendees had driven 711’s in their time!
The current Mukinbudin staff would like to thank everyone for their support over the last 25 years and look forward to future business. Hutton & Northey Managers would also like to thank the staff for their continued dedication to customer service.
Cunderdin Golf Day
We sponsored the Cunderdin Golf Day 4 Man Ambrose on Saturday 5th September 2020.
The weather was perfect with 30 players on the day. Jack Jasper did a sterling job circulating around the course with drinks.
Dinner was provided by us with James doing a great job cooking Pizzas.
Staff who attend:
- John Trunfio
- Kaiden Trunfio
- James Whitehurst
- Garth Clement
Matt Flint, Cam Snooke, Nick Jenzen and Zac Rich and all other winners. Thanks Cunderdin golf for the opportunity
Nett runners up
Jayson Fuller, Steve Fuller, Tye Farrar and Aaron Cooper
Clint Carter, Rod Quinn, Axle Thompson and Mark Sullivan
NTP 2 Maurice Crameri
NTP 4 Maurice Crameri
NTP 11 Jordan Harris
NTP 16 Nick Jenzen.
Birdie Pool No 7
Clint Carter, Rod Quinn, Axle Thompson and Mark Sullivan
We would like to thank the Cunderdin Golf Glub and the club spokesperson Mark Sullivan for giving us this opportunity.
Cunderdin College of Agriculture Open Day
John Trunfio (Group Service Manager) and James Whitehurst (Cunderdin Branch Manager) attended the Cunderdin College of Agriculture Open Day, Friday 4th September 2020.
It was a successful day with fine weather and lots of current and future students visiting our display which provided
- Information on careers in agricultural machinery dealerships including Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprenticeship’s in Agriculture
- Received entries for a door prize – Case IH/HNS Backpack including a cap & beany, which we had just over 100 entries for.
The winner of the prize was Samuel Cox a current year 11 student at the college, drawn by Julie Skinner the Farm Manager Assistant.
Dealers for Seed Terminator
We are now Dealers for Seed Terminator!
Join the tribe of Case IH owners making the most of every pass with mechanical weed control at harvest.
New AFS Connect Magnum & Steiger
Early order program available on the new Model Magnum & Steiger AFS Connect MFD & 4WD Tracks.
Enquire now for Early order savings on limited supply for 2021 or register your interest for on farm demonstrations.
Contact your local branch for further details.
Dealers for K-line Ag
Hutton & Northey Sales are now dealers for K-line Ag!
The SPEEDTILLER® by K-Line Ag is a high-performing dual purpose disc-tillage machine used for soil conditioning with superior penetration. Ideal for high-speed disc tillage, it can efficiently cut, size and incorporate high levels of crop residue increasing the carbon content in your soil. Soil erosion from wind and water is drastically reduced by the Speedtiller’s excellent incorporation ability.
Contact us for your Seedtiller needs.
Government Business Stimulus Package
The recent Business Stimulus Package announced by The Australian Government presents a great opportunity for our Customers. Two of the Business Investment measures are summarised below based on what has been published by the Government. Please be advised we are not offering Financial or Taxation advice, we recommend you seek independent advice to ensure your eligibility to take full advantage of the incentives on offer.
Instant Asset Write Off:
The scheme on offer may allow a Tax break when you purchase a New or Used Business related asset and have it delivered before 30th June 2023.
Attractive Finance Packages compliment the purchasing opportunities and we also have a wide range of quality Trade Machinery that may qualify for the above incentives.
Please click below and view our Current list of Dealer Stock and please contact us for an obligation free quote.
If we do not have what you require in stock, please do not hesitate to call and we can endeavor to meet your requirements.
Our Response to COVID-19
Hutton & Northey Sales wish to assure all of our Customers that we are committed to continuing to provide the highest possible levels of service and support throughout these uncertain times, but recognise that some significant changes in our operational activities are necessary.
We take our responsibilities to our staff, contractors, customers and the broader community extremely seriously and in response to the global crisis resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 the Management team have, after careful consultation and deliberation, established practices and protocols for the workplace and for dealing with you, our valued Customers, in an effort to mitigate the risks presented by this virus.
This is an on-going process and we will closely monitor all relevant information from sources such as the Australia Department of Health and the World Health Organisation to continually enhance and modify these protocols as circumstances change and/or further advice becomes available. We will advise further should more aggressive measures be deemed necessary in the future.
We fully understand that some measures may result in a diminished Customer experience and we apologise in advance should this occur; however, we consider that our social responsibility significantly outweighs any short-term inconvenience.
Set out below are the measures explained to our Employees which deal specifically with their dealings with our Customers and other visitors but we would be happy to share the full extent of the directives that have been put in place to ease any fear or uncertainty in your dealings with us.
As part of our commitment to our Customers we will not be changing our normal hours of business and, being cognisant of the additional pressures of peak seasons we continue to consider and formulate contingency plans that will allow us to maintain the same level of extended availability as in previous years.
We will make every effort to acquire and maintain adequate stocks of parts and consumables to ensure your continued operations but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the reliability of our supply chains. We will of course use our extensive industry knowledge to source your requirements.
Our Employees have been advised that, to the fullest extent possible, when dealing with Customers to:
1. Maintain a minimum acceptable distance of 1.5 metres.
2. Avoid handshakes or other personal contact, we trust that no offence will be taken by Employees declining to shake hands.
3. Refrain from client visitations and conduct business by telephone or other digital means unless such contact is unavoidable, in which case strict adherence to all safety protocols will apply.
At present our branches remain open for business as usual but we request all Customers to transact as far as
possible with us by phone or email. In the case of parts we will gladly pick, pack and place your orders at a
convenient location for collection.
If it becomes absolutely necessary to visit one of our branches we request that you abide by the following
1. Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5m from any other person within the branch.
2. Observe the movement restrictions that we have or may have in place.
Our Field staff have been issued directives to protect themselves and our Customers from the threat of
transmission whilst endeavouring to maintain the highest possible level of service, we request that you assist
where possible in allowing our staff to follow these protocols by:
1. Distancing yourselves from any unit being attended unless your presence is necessary to effect repairs.
2. Disclosing any information that may be pertinent to our staff, such as at risk individuals who may have
been in contact with the machinery.
Our staff have been instructed to use all means to ensure their safety whilst working on your machinery, including
the use of disposable gloves and the safe treatment of surfaces where necessary.
Although we believe that the measures taken will protect all concerned to the fullest extent possible, we fully
support our Employees rights to refuse to engage in any activity they consider posing an unacceptable risk.
Whilst we, as a business, can implement the most stringent measures to protect our Employees and all those that
we engage with, we also rely on those contacts, Customers, Contractors, Visitor and the like to assist us in making
the best possible decisions. Regardless of whether a request is made or not we respectfully request that when
seeking personal engagement with our staff you disclose if you or anyone else in contact with you or your
1. has travelled to an affected area since the beginning of 2020.
2. has suffered from any flu like symptoms since the virus was detected.
3. has been in contact with a person who is known or suspected to have been infected.
These are indeed troubled times but we are here to support you and our community every step of the way, please
work with us to ensure that we can continue to service you.
Submit your photos on our Facebook Competition post for a chance to be in our 2020 Calendar!
Thirteen photos will be selected & printed in our calendar which will be available in all branches.
Show us your Case IH machinery in action, farm followers, scenery and anything farm related.
Make sure that:
– Photo must be your own
– Photos are of a high quality
– Photos are in landscape format so we don’t lose any of your fabulous background
– Submissions are made on the original post
– Entries are in by the 1st October 2019
Winners will be announced on our Facebook page.
Don’t have Facebook? You can still enter! Just submit your photo via email to email@example.com with the subject “Calendar Competition” & we will enter on your behalf.
**All photos submitted are approved to be printed by Hutton & Northey Sales in their 2020 calendar & credit will be given when used**