Katson Lifestyle Block Tractors
Katson Imports consists of the Husband and Wife team, Martin and Viv Napier, and Ian Thomas, our trusty mobile mechanic.
Ian has worked with us for a long time, and maintains all out imported and traded stock, uses our sheds, and shares lunch with us.
Katson Imports is based in the small Wairarapa town of Greytown where we have been importing lifestyle block tractors, machinery and vehicles from primary Japan and America for the last 15 years.
After a number of years of co-owing a retail tractor business, we came to the realisation that given our customer base was ‘New Zealand’ wide, sales would be more suited to an on-line business from home, removing the need for a ‘bricks and mortar’ retail yard. With the lack off serious overheads we are able to import and re-sell at very competitive prices.
Importing requires a very good understanding of the New Zealand market but almost as important is a strong, trusted working relationship with suppliers. We have operated with one Japanese family owned business for the last 13 years. Not only do they provide top quality tractors an machinery, they are now great friends and have hosted me one numerous occasions to some of the greatest food of all time!
Katson Imports is not a ‘Big Tractor’ company (although we are often able to assist with bigger NZ new tractors). We specialise in proving tractors, machinery and attachments to lifestyle blocks, vineyard and nursery type businesses. The main items we sell are under 40 HP, 2WD and 4WD tractors, provided with out without front end loaders and mowers.
We also supply golf clubs with fairway and green mowers, and tractors. This is a market of our business that is expanding rapidly.
We source particular items that our customers require from our suppliers in Japan of the USA, the organise, all transport, customs and delivery in one price, so that the customer knows exactly what they are getting for their money.
Industrial machinery also features predominantly on our list of imports. Over the last few years we have imported Excvators, Forklifts, Telelifters, Trucks and even a Snow Plough! If you want it, and we can find it, we will get it to you!
Any fool can purchase sight unseen however the Katson Imports ‘point of difference’ is that we personally view and purchase all items that we sell.