Reporoa Groundspread

When it was time to replace their old analogue radios, Reporoa Groundspread found it was easy to migrate to digital with TeamTalk.Reporoa_1

Reporoa Groundspread Ltd plays an important role in the development of agriculture in the Central Plateau region through the provision of vital groundspreading services to the area.

Started as a one truck operation in 2006, Reporoa Groundspread now has a modern fleet of nine vehicles specifically designed to apply a full range of products. These nine vehicles are equipped with Motorola DM4400 digital radios, communicating via a private TeamTalk LocalNet Digital channel.

The group uses their LocalNet Digital solution as an open channel, which has led to efficiency gains as everyone knows what is going on across the business and can help out if they are nearby.

Reporoa Groundspread General Manager Riley O’Rourke says “it has changed the dynamic of our office – it is so easy to contact the drivers now. The audio quality of the digital radios is amazing; the speech is crystal clear”. And he is surprised at the extent of the coverage, reaching as far as Ruatahuna, where they did not have radio communications before.

reporoa_truckThe company chose TeamTalk’s EasyPlan leasing option with full warranty. This hassle-free rental package means Reporoa Groundspread had no capital outlay, and they benefit from fixed monthly payments. Says Riley, “EasyPlan is tax deductible as an operating expense, and the warranty option takes the risk out for us. If any of the radios has a problem, TeamTalk will fix it.”


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