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Last Chance to get Subsidised Tracker Fitted - Feely

Published: 24 September, 2014

Coming from a farming background himself, Mr Feely said,

"A scheme to assist farmers fit tracking devices to farm equipment such as tractors has been operating over the past few months and has proven to be popular - a pilot initiative in parts of the Province is said to have protected over £1.7million worth of farm machinery."

"Thefts of farm machinery not only hamper a farmer's ability to do their job but can cause significant upset, inconvenience and loss of income. It is a major burden on anyone who is unfortunate enough to experience it & as our rural communities play an essential role in the local economy, fitting a tracking device is a sensible option."

The Erne West Councillor continues, "The scheme involves fitting a tracker unit by an authorised fitter which is monitored for three years at a cost of £360.

"The subsidised scheme ends on the 30th September and I would urge all farmers to help protect their equipment by applying to the scheme before the deadlines expires next Tuesday by phoning 028 9081 8688."