McCormick network grows further with appointment of Cumbria dealer Burrow & Rutter-Armstrong

  • Penrith business to cover strong grazing livestock farm territory
  • First tractor franchise for established machinery dealership
  • Young team with extensive experience

Penrith-based Burrow & Rutter-Armstrong is the latest addition to the McCormick tractor dealer network, as the ARGO Tractors brand fills one of the few remaining gaps in its UK dealer coverage.

The Cumbrian dealership was founded in late 2019 by Jordan Rutter-Armstrong and Daniel Burrow. Serving farmers and others in the agricultural community across the Eden Valley, the business began not only in servicing and repairs, but also trading in quality used/ex-hire tractors and secondhand machinery, and building a portfolio of new equipment franchises including McHale round balers and forage equipment, Trioliet mixer wagons, Polaris ATVs, Smyth trailers and Major tankers and mowers.

“Adding our first tractor franchise to the list of machinery lines we already retail was a natural next step for our business,” says Jordan, who focuses on machinery sales and service, while Daniel oversees UTV/ATV sales/service. Both are backed by a fully-equipped workshop and a team of skilled and experienced technicians.

“‘We saw McCormick as an excellent addition to our product portfolio, completing our range of franchises. It gives us a fantastic range of tractors, and with models from 44-310hp there’s something to cover all our customers’ needs in a mixed farming area in the heart of the Eden Valley and surrounding region.’’

Ben Agar, Business Development Director at ARGO Tractors UK & Ireland, says he is pleased to have a young and hungry new dealership on the McCormick books to cover an important grassland area.

“We know there is significant untapped potential for McCormick sales across Cumbria, and I’m certain we have signed the best possible team in the area to take on the franchise and fulfil it. As a brand, McCormick is growing significantly and with a  raft of new products, including the new X6.4, a finalist in the 2023 Tractor of the Year we are confident our tractors are as good as anything else on the market. Burrow & Rutter-Armstrong have got off to a great start since signing with us, and we are looking forward to supporting them and their customers over the coming years.”


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