Kragmanns - Middelfart, DK
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N 55° 29.676 E 009° 46.728
32U E 549203 N 6150107
Quick Description: Outside Kragmann business, you will find many tractors / Machines, which they sell/rent... and also one unique permant display antique tractor.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 9/12/2021 5:37:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM14YGM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
This Ford tractor (white with red wheels) is situated on the north side of Kragmanns, next to the main road (Hovedvejen). It is on permanent display and shows (in my imagination) the long history the company has in helping farmers buying/renting machinery from them.

About Kragmanns:
"With a merchant background from the recycling industry, Aage Kragmann established the Company in 1973, with dismantling of tractors, sale of spare parts, as well as purchase and sale of machines across national borders as primary business areas. At the time of the company's scrapping, Allis-Chalmers, Bukh, David Brown, Fordson, Hanomag, Nuffield, Porsche – Allgaier and Volvo Bolinder-Munktell were found - tractors that would all have had great value among collectors today.

In 1975, the company became an importer of the Swedish-produced HARA cabs for Ford tractors and Fernmo cabs for MF tractors. The cabs were, in connection with new Danish rules on crash protection and the farmer's simultaneous desire for better comfort, sold primarily to Danish MF and Ford dealers, for mounting on MF's 100 line (135-188) and Ford's 1000 line (2000-5000).

From the late 70s until the late 90s, the company grew primarily with bulk exports of used tractors to Far Eastern markets and the United States, peaking in 1996 with a total of more than 1,200 tractors exported or over 100 per month, primarily to Thailand, Malaysia, the United States and the Middle East. . Many of the tractor cabs originally sold are, ironically, being dismantled and scrapped in connection with these exports.

As part of a diversification process, the country's first independent large agricultural machinery workshop with several outbound service vehicles was established in 1997. At the same time, a professional and reputable workshop helped with the growing import of used machines from abroad for sale to Danish agriculture and machine dealers, and the foundation was created for import and retail sale of used capital-heavy agricultural machines such as self-propelled beet harvesters, combine harvesters and articulated and tracked tractors.

Today, Kragmann A / S is one of the largest machine shops on Funen and in Denmark in general, with a focus on the sale of capital-heavy agricultural machines such as combine harvesters. We are also a full-line dealer of New Holland and Kverneland's broad programs of agricultural and construction machinery, with sales, service and maintenance of tractors, harvesters, construction machinery, implements, sprayers, and grass machines. Furthermore, the company is an importer of REM and continues to scrap and sell used and refurbished spare parts to dealers and end users.

The customer base is agriculture, contractors, municipalities and companies within gardens / parks."

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Engine Type: Internal Combustion

Wheel Type: Steel

Make: Ford

Model: Not listed

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