Agriculture   June 04, 2021

A finance option built for growth

David Elsworth of ‘Elsworth Fertiliser Spreading’ with his John Deere 7530 tractor

Fertiliser-spreading contractor, David Elsworth, said securing finance through John Deere Financial has allowed him to double his operation.

Crestmead, Queensland (26 January, 2021) — COUPLING the right secondhand machine with the most effective finance solution has provided the extra horsepower needed for Reporoa-based Elsworth Fertiliser Spreading to double its operations

Business owner, David Elsworth, said he was patient when looking for the perfect machine to complement his fleet before finding a 2009 John Deere 7530 which he secured with John Deere Financial.

Once he found the tractor, which he considers the most dependable machine for his operation, the hard work was completed by his local John Deere dealership, Cervus Equipment Rotorua, which walked him through the John Deere Financial process. The tractor was in his yard and ready to work within a few days.

"Reliability is key for me, and I think the 7530s are bullet proof. Through John Deere Financial it was as simple as speaking to the salesman at the dealership, signing the paperwork, then waiting for the call to be told I could pick up my tractor," David said.

"For secondhand machines, their rates are extremely competitive - I don't know why anyone would not choose to use John Deere Financial."

The 7530 is David's only workhorse that can complete all tasks required across the diverse demands of his business.

"I chose to wait until I found the one I wanted, as it needed to have front and back linkage so I can connect multiple spraying attachments. I have driven 7530s quite a lot over the years and never had any issues with them," he said.

In the past, Elsworth Fertiliser Spreading sub-contracted in another machine and operator for specific tractor jobs, but since acquiring the 7530 David has broadened internal capacity and expanded the business two-fold.

Experience lends itself to John Deere

David has decades of experience behind the wheel of heavy machinery, having worked on Reporoa farms from the age of 16.

After putting many miles in the field, five years ago he established Elsworth Fertiliser Spreading, and today his two-man team provides comprehensive fertiliser solutions including liquid spraying, and lime and chicken litter paddock distribution.

Reporoa, a rural community within the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island, has a thriving agricultural sector which stems from its rich pumice soils; the land is regarded as some of the most productive in the nation.

David's business focuses on supporting dairy, beef and cropping enterprises, and his season finds full gears between March and Christmas, when equipment can run for up to 60 hours a week.

"For dairy especially, farmers are relying on us to fertilise so their grass can grow round after round. If we break down, we will lose money as it is all time critical," David said.

By using John Deere Financial David was able to streamline acquisition of the 7530 to respond quickly to the growing equipment demands of the business.

"My old man always talked very highly of the John Deere Financial service," David said.

"I found the process very straight forward. Obviously, I had my business's finances in order so, after the paperwork was complete, it was only a matter of a couple of days for the tractor to be in my yard. To be honest, it was a very simple process."

John Deere Financial echoes John Deere's broader focus on understanding and responding to the unique needs of primary producers and contractors.

Farm machinery does not have to be new to bring value to agricultural enterprises and John Deere can offer finance for not just pre-owned John Deere machines but also those made by other manufacturers.

John Deere Financial is experienced at providing attractive solutions that match the needs of its customer base, including flexible package deals incorporating finance for equipment, implements, extended warranties and machinery attachments all within a single agreement.

Access to John Deere Financial's solutions can be easily arranged through a simple online application, or by speaking to a local John Deere dealership.

"Their finance rates were very competitive, it was an easy choice to go with John Deere Financial," David said.

Pleased with his current machinery line up, David said he would look to upgrade equipment in about five years' time and would be eager to work with the team at John Deere Financial again.

About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at in New Zealand at

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