Turf Dealer Double A are on a roll!
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Double A are celebrating 10 years of distributing Tru-Turf rollers across the UK. Managing Director Sandy Armit said “The Tru-Turf roller has been a great fit for our business. We started by looking after Tru-Turf in Scotland and when the opportunity came to expand into distribution it seemed to be the right move at the right time and it has worked well for us and for Tru-Turf”. They also added the distribution of Sweep N Fill brushes in 2014 and again this has been a great success for the company.
2017 saw Double A and John Deere win the contract to supply Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses. “This was a great contract for us to win’ said Sandy. Gleneagles Golf Courses and Estate Manager Scott Fenwick when speaking about the move to John Deere said ‘The adoption of hybrid electric mowers, satellite guidance and telematics fleet management systems dedicated to turfcare, such as those provided by John Deere, means we can look forward to keeping Gleneagles at the forefront of European and world golf.”
Among the John Deere machines now being used on all three championship courses are the pioneering 2500E hybrid electric greens mower and the latest A Model PrecisionCut and TerrainCut fairway, surrounds and rough mowers, which feature the advanced TechControl display on the operator’s CommandArm control console.
Double A are currently delivering the second phase of equipment to Gleneagles and are providing many of the services listed above including parts supply, installation training and through February in depth machinery clinics for Gleneagles greenkeepers which were held in Double A’s training room at their Cupar head office. Sandy said “We really wanted to make sure all of Gleneagles greenkeepers were up to speed with their new John Deere Golf Equipment so we arranged a series of clinics throughout February covering all aspects of setting, daily checks and operation in preparation of the season starting.”
The Double A Trading Company or as it is better known Double A is owned by Sandy and Aileen Armit who started their business working from home in 1996. Today they have depots in Cupar and Aberdeen and employ 33 people. Theirs is one of the largest turf dealerships in the UK and their location in Cupar, Fife allows them to serve customers across Scotland with their wide range of market leading turf care equipment including Timberwolf Woodchippers, Campey Turf Care Products and Lastec Mowers and through Fife, Tayside and Aberdeenshire are John Deere Turf Dealers a dealership they have been proud to have held since 1999.
Taking a close look at the John Deere range customers will find that Double A offer a complete line of quality turf equipment from their Tango robotic mower for gardens of up 2000 square meters right through a full range of walk behind mowers, lawn tractors, golf equipment, utility vehicles, professional mowers and compact tractors to suit all applications
In 2011 Double A was awarded the title of UK Professional Turfcare Dealer of the Year, with the judges commenting: “The Double A Trading Company is a highly professional operation with excellent management and total commitment to aftersales support.”
“Our professional customers are looking for a complete package from suppliers and we strive every day to make sure we are able to meet their demands” said Sandy who continues to drive the business forward from the company head office in Cupar.
He continued “As we have grown we have continued to look to source high quality machinery to give our customers the tools to improve their grounds and the aftersales service and training they need to make sure their machines are running at optimum performance. One of our most popular services are our annual machinery clinics where we invite local customers to attend a day’s training session where we mix classroom and workshop sessions showing greenkeepers best practice in how to set up cutting units, carry out daily checks and operate their equipment making sure they get the most out of the investment they have made.’
‘Our staff have played a major part in our success over the 22 years and more than half have been with us for more than 10 years. That stability means that we know our customers and they know us and we have built many, many great relationships with our customers and our suppliers over the years.”
Find out more about the products and services Double A provide www.doublea.co.uk