After leaving school Tony did a fitters apprenticeship at NZ Railways Hillside workshops in Dunedin, but after five years went back to work on the family farm and did contracting in the summer months with a conventional baler. Tony's dad was more into the stock so Tony looked after the machinery side of the farm. Tony eventually brought a medium square baler and went contracting for 17 years while also traveling to England and did five years straw baling in the UK during the NZ off season.
Tony's passion for tractors and machinery then lead to a sales role for a local Otago company before moving to JJ's as a sales rep in 2017.
Sab grew up on a farm in the UK and became an apprentice mechanic at Peacock and Binnington working on Massey Ferguson, Fendt, and Challenger tractors.
As a fully qualify field service technician Sab continued with Peacock and Binnington for another four years until 2013 when he decided to spread his wings and see what New Zealand had to offer.
After doing two seasons with us as a field service technician he decided to stay on permanently and took on the role as Service Manager Mosgiel.
Stephen was born and raised on a sheep and beef farm in Southland and after leaving school he completed his apprenticeship in Automotive Engineering and gained A Grade qualifications.
Stephen has spent more that 25 years in the agricultural industry working for both the Mosgiel and Christchurch branches of JJ’s as well as time in the UK working in the marine industry.
Returning to NZ 18 months ago he took up the spanners again at the Mosgiel branch and moved into the Parts Manager role this year.
Born and raised on a dairy farm in the south of the UK farming and tractors has always been in Johns blood. He completed his apprenticeship with Massey Ferguson 12 years before venturing over to NZ for seasonal work. He loved it and the team he worked with so much, he dscided to stay. Now with over 5 years woking at JJs John is a true kiwi. He has changed roles a few times since joining us, starting as a Mechanic then moving to a Service Manager role he is now the Operations Manager for the Otago region. John is a pasinate Massey Ferguson man and enjoyes working with the entrire AGCO range.
In 1991, fresh out of school, Grant joined one of JJ Ltd's subsidiary companies as a jack of all trades, some mechanical work, spare parts, sales and even telephonist. Grant's sales ability soon became apparent, and after ten years with the company, the opportunity arose to start up and manage the Otago branch in Mosgiel.
A position which Grant has relished, bringing the branch from a standing start to one of the leading tractor and farm machinery businesses in Otago, in only a few years.