Cumbria farmer Brian Hogg loves the PA5455's responsiveness and reliability after switching from a rival machine.

'It's a big upgrade over the competition......' That’s what Cumbria Farmer Brian Hogg discovered when he switched from a rival company to McConnel and bought a new PA5455 from Rickerby.

Brian and his family farm around 1,200 acres in Brampton and use their new Power Arm to keep the hedges looking attractive.

Brian said the biggest surprise was just how much easier and more precise the PA5455 was than their previous machine.

He said: "I find it very easy to use. You touch the button and it does what you want it to. It’s got a reach of around 18 feet so we are able to stretch across ditches easily."

Reliability and aftercare are also big issues for the Hogg family so the robust build quality of McConnel’s 55-Series and the service support provided by Rickerby were both key factors in the sale.

Brian explained: "There’s a two-year warranty on all the oil pumps which is something I like. Back-up is one of the most important things for me too. I like to know if something goes wrong I can ring someone and will be sorted quickly!"

Designed for farmers, local government and small-scale contractors, McConnel’s 55 Series machines are precision-engineered at McConnel’s UK production facility to meet the ISO9001 hallmark of quality.

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