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SEARCH FOR OLDEST WORKING WOODS

Challenge now on

Simon Richard Ltd, UK agents for the Woods Equipment range are hoping to find the oldest and still working Woods...

FURTHER DETAILS ON FIRST LAMMA AT NEC RELEASED

Organisers say 92% of stand space sold

11 halls at the NEC are set to host more than 700 exhibitors in January - however big names including, John Deere,...

HUSQVARNA SEPARATE DIVISIONS IN IRELAND

Forest & Garden and Construction

To fully capitalise on the growth opportunities in Ireland, Husqvarna has separated the management of its Forest &...

RECORD GRADUATION FOR CLAAS APPRENTICES

25 young technicians receive certificates

Over half of the new graduates were from independent dealerships throughout both the UK and Ireland.

DEALER CHANGES FOR DEERE

In north-west England and south-west Scotland

Johnston Tractors Ltd at Carlisle, Appleby and Dumfries no longer hold the John Deere franchise and have been...

HONDA PARTNER WITH DATATOOL

To help tackle rural crime

The campaign will see all new Honda ATV and Pioneer utility machines purchased after 1st November 2018 fitted with...

INNOVATION AWARDS FOR EGO LINE TRIMMER

At two European trade shows

ST1510E Power+ Line Trimmer was awarded with GaLaBau’s Innovation Medal in Nuremberg, and a Technology Innovation...

£4M EXPANSION FOR FLEMING AGRI PRODUCTS

In Northern Ireland

Manufacturer of agricultural and groundscare machinery in north west NI, has announced an investment of £4m and 34...

YORKSHIRE COUPLE BANNED FROM SELLING AG MACHINERY

Over 'shoddy work practices'

Couple from East Riding have been banned following twice failing to keep legally binding promises not to make...

KRAMP & JOHN DEERE EXPAND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

In European countries

Companies have announced they have expanded their strategic partnership to France, Poland, Portugal and Spain, with...

WGM RELINQUISHES DEERE PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS

Retains Homeowner franchise

Winchester Garden Machinery Ltd has decided to relinquish its professional golf & turf business at the end of October...

KUHN BUYS ARTEC

Manufacturer of self-propelled agricultural sprayers

KUHN Group has announced the signing of an agreement aimed at the purchase of all outstanding shares of the company...

THIRD YEAR OF BREAST CANCER SUPPORT FROM HUSQVARNA

Pink Automower auctioned

Manufacturer held a charitable auction this week and staff took part in a fundraising day at their Newton Aycliffe...

OLIVERS EXPAND IN SOUTH WITH PURCHASES

Increases business from 3 to 5 branches

Dealers purchase SOUTHERN Petworth in Sussex and WESTERN Winchester in Hampshire from CLAAS UK.

HOST ANNOUNCED FOR SERVICE DEALER AWARDS

Comedian Charlie Baker to compère evening

Service Dealer has announced that stand-up comic, singer and actor Charlie Baker will host the evening Awards dinner...

DETAILS ABOUT REVAMPED BTME RELEASED

As registration opens

BIGGA say event has expanded by 25% and will feature a host of new conferences, forums, exhibition platforms and more...

AGRICAR TAKES ON KUHN

For central belt of Scotland

The appointment will see all six of Agricar’s depots become official stockists and service support dealers of...

CAN-AM KICK OFF CONQUEST TOUR II

Developed in partnership with dealer network

The Can-Am Conquest Tour is returning this autumn bringing their vehicles to farmers and agricultural workers at new...

ROCHFORDS COMPLETE ROADSHOWS

Meet over 300 dealers across 10 events

Following recent developments, Rochfords say they wanted to get out of the office and visit their customers to talk...

VINCENT TRACTORS EXPAND

Move to cover Devon for Kubota

Cornwall based Kubota dealership Vincent Tractors and Plant is expanding into Devon with two new branches

RTM'S SHOW CELEBRATES ROYAL WARRANT

September event biggest yet

2018 marks 17 years in business for RT Machinery and their Show was an extra special event to celebrate the granting...

WEATHER HITS HUSQVARNA

Advance warning of poor third quarter

Warm weather in Europe and restructuring costs will dent Q3 results warn Husqvarna.

MEAN MOWER V2 TO APPEAR AT SERVICE DEALER CONFERENCE

Alongside pro race driver Jess Hawkins

Service Dealer are pleased to announce that Honda's Mean Mower V2, which is out to reclaim the crown for the...

DEALERS ON THE TELLY!

Garden machinery features on BBC

Two shows on BBC2 this week featured garden machinery dealers, with starring roles for both the British Lawnmower...

REESINK SECURES 1ST PRODUCTS UK DISTRIBUTION

Tractor mounted aeration equipment

Reesink Turfcare are introducing three core product lines back into the UK from the American-based 1st Products,...

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER BUY STAKE IN MTD

20% being acquired - with option for further 80% in 2021

Stanley Black & Decker Inc has said it is buying a minor stake in MTD Products Inc for $234 million, expanding deeper...

AGRI-ARGO APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Adrian Winnett joins from Amazone

Adrian Winnett, has been appointed general manager at AgriArgo UK Ltd, the distributor of Landini, McCormick and...

GGM EXPAND BARONESS COVERAGE

Territory expanded across Yorkshire

GGM Groundscare have announced that they have recently signed an agreement to expand their existing Baroness sales...

MERGER FOR DEERE DEALERS

Hunt & New Forest in agreement

The family owners of John Deere dealerships R Hunt Ltd and New Forest Farm Machinery Ltd have signed an agreement to...

FAROL APPOINTED BY KUHN

Additional dealer for central & southern England

The appointment sees all six of Farol’s depots become official stockists and service support dealers of KUHN’s...

LEMKEN ACQUIRE STEKETEE

Hoeing technology specialist

LEMKEN has acquired the Dutch manufacturer of mechanical weed control implements to expand its own crop care product...

HUSQVARNA GROUP APPOINT NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Glen Instone to assume position on November 1 2018

Glen Instone, currently Vice President Global Sales & Services, Husqvarna Division, has been appointed Senior Vice...

TORO PROFITS ADVANCE IN Q3

Up on same period last year

The Toro Co has announced that earnings for its third quarter have advanced from their position last year, with...

GLEE CONFIRM 2019 OPENING CHANGES

Day shift for next year's event

Glee has confirmed that the 2019 edition will move one day later in the week, opening from Tuesday 10th - Thursday...

GOVPLANET UK MOVING INTO GROUNDCARE

Having appointed new territory manager

GovPlanet UK, the vehicle and specialist equipment disposal service, have recently appointed Simon Morley ex of JCB...

DEALER TO DRIVE 500 MILES ON VINTAGE TRACTOR

Raising funds & awareness for MND and MS

Doug Beattie of Farm And Forestry Equipment based in Ardersier, Inverness-shire, is planning to drive the North Coast...

£3000 ALLETT MOWER FOR CLUB MOST IN NEED OF A MAKEOVER

Winner of 'Pitch To Play' competition

Hambledon FC in Surrey, a community team that was formed in 1906, has been crowned the winner of a national...

ISEKI EXPAND DEALER NETWORK

MST switch franchises

ISEKI have announced that Medland, Sanders & Twose (MST) are the latest dealer to switch from a competitive tractor...

NEW FOREST OPEN NEW JOHN DEERE TURF OUTLET

Based at Sparkford, near Yeovil

John Deere dealer New Forest Farm Machinery Ltd has opened a new turf equipment outlet at Cadbury Business Park in...

BURDENS GROUP ACQUIRES LINCOLNSHIRE MOTORS

Lincolnshire Motors depots and trading name to remain

Deal increases Burdens’ coverage to nearly the whole county of Lincolnshire with all staff at both businesses retained

STRONG TRACTOR SALES CONTINUED IN JULY

Up 23% on July '17

AEA say last month saw the highest percentage growth of the year to date.

RW CRAWFORD RELOCATE TO NEW DEPOT

State-of-the-art facility in Writtle

RW Crawford has opened a new purpose-built depot on the outskirts of Chelmsford, Essex, as the family-run dealership...

ANDY MOWS DOWN WORLD RECORD

Fastest time from John O’Groats to Land’s End

Prison officer Andy Maxfield’s amazing journey on an unmodified lawn tractor has been officially recognised as a...

DEERE TO BUY SPRAYER & PLANTER MANUFACTURER

PLA of Argentina

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PLA, a privately-held manufacturer of sprayers,...

ROCHFORD BOUGHT BY AL-KO GARDENTECH

100% of company acquired

Rochford Garden Machinery has announced that the acquisition of their company by German manufacturer AL-KO Gardentech...

BRIGGS & STRATTON ACQUIRE STAND-ON BLOWER LINE

Expands commercial product portfolio

Briggs & Stratton Corporation has announced that it has acquired certain assets of Hurricane, Inc., a designer and...

HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCE RESTRUCTURING OF CONSUMER BRANDS DIVISION

But UK unaffected

Husqvarna Group to focus more on premium products, with the underperforming Consumer Brands division folded into...

SDF NAME NEW COUNTRY MANAGER

Graham Barnwell appointed

Graham Barnwell has spent most of his career working with the after sales side of the SLH Group and subsequently with...

SULKY-BUREL UK NAME NEW DEALERS

In Staffordshire and Cheshire

Johnsons of Cheadle and G Richardson Agri Engineering in Cheshire are new distributors of company's range of soil...

GGM CELEBRATE WITH GOLD

Kubota award for Service Excellence

GGM Groundscare say they are delighted to have been awarded the Kubota Gold award for Service Excellence for the 7th...

BRIANTS TARGETED WITH CHAINSAW THEFT

Possibly the same individuals who hit other dealers

Dealers Briants of Risborough were victims of the theft of two chainsaws this week - by a gang who have possibly...

EGO PUBLISHES WHITEPAPER

On lithium-ion battery verses petrol powered outdoor equipment

Cordless outdoor power equipment manufacturer EGO has published a new whitepaper that looks at the benefits of...

2018 MOWING SEASON STARTS 3 WEEKS LATER THAN 2017

According to Cub Cadet's survey

The wettest March in a decade, followed by mini-heat wave, has delayed the 2018 mowing season by over three weeks...

TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIPS

Industry standards explained at special workshop

Over 50 dealers and industry representatives attended a full day workshop outlining the new Trailblazer...

CITY & GUILDS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDED TO INDUSTRY MEMBERS

One industry, one college – two medals

Two representatives of the landbased engineering sector, Luke Hill of Ernest Doe and Matt Davis of Kubota UK, have...

JCB ANNOUNCE £50 MILLION NEW PLANT

Will double production of cabs

JCB have announced an investment of more than £50 million in a new British plant which will create hundreds of jobs...

HONDA'S MEAN MOWER V2 BREAKS COVER

Looking to retake world record for fastest lawnmower

Honda (UK) is out to reclaim the crown for the world’s fastest lawnmower with a target speed of 150mph in its...

KUBOTA TO BUILD NEW EURO R&D CENTRE FOR TRACTORS

Investing €55 million

Company announces that the new site is to be located in Crépy-en-Valois, France and will be fully operational in 2020.

MST OPEN NEW SOMERSET DEALERSHIP

New premises in South Petherton

The new Somerset depot, which had its grand opening on Wednesday this week, is the latest investment for MST as part...

RADIO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY GARDEN TRADER

Promoting signed up dealers

Test campaign spots launched today at radio stations in regions with strong populations of Garden Trader signed up...

NEW HOLLAND APPOINT BUSINESS DIRECTOR UK & ROI

Pat Smith joins from T H White Agriculture

Pat Smith has joined New Holland upon the retirement of Andrew Watson, after 31 years with the company.

DUNCAN MARTIN RETIRES FROM STIGA UK

Stepping down after 44 years in the industry

Gary Whitney to take over as managing director of STIGA UK, as Duncan Martin announces he is taking time out in order...

ARIENS PROMOTE DARREN SPENCER TO VP EMEA & ASIA

As changes to the international business organisation announced

Ariens Company say changes are aimed at "putting more focus on the specific needs of the international market in the...

DEALER'S TRACTOR SCHOLARSHIP RETURNS

Partnering Duchy College Rosewarne

Vincent Tractors and Plant are continuing to support the next generation of land-based engineers with the launch of...

DAVID HART APPOINTED KUBOTA UK MD

Joins from John Deere

Kubota Holdings Europe has announced the appointment of David Hart as managing director of Kubota (U.K.) Ltd.

STRONG TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS DURING MAY

Over 20% up on figures for May 2017

According to figures released by the AEA, May 2018 saw the highest levels of tractor registrations for a May since 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD FOR SERVICE DEALER'S MARTIN

Service Dealer freelance features editor Martin Rickatson was awarded the British Guild of Agricultural...

SELLARS BUY BACK MINORTY SHAREHOLDING FROM CLAAS

And announce opening of new depot

One of Scotland's largest CLAAS machinery dealerships will return to being 100% locally and family owned, controlled...

VINCENT TRACTORS UNVEIL NEW NAME

Better reflects the nature of the business

After 52 years, Fraddon based Cornish machinery supplier, Vincent Tractors is changing its name to Vincent Tractors...

KUBOTA LAUNCH ONLINE SHOP FOR DEALERS

Dedicated online merchandise store

The new Kubota Shop will give dealers and distributors from the company's European network instant access to their...

INDUSTRY INVITED TO 'APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS' WORKSHOP

Delivered by LE-TEC

The Landbased Training and Education Committee has teamed up with Pershore College to offer industry partners,...

GARDENCARE APPOINTS CENTRAL SPARES

Central Spares' network of dealers will now be offered the entire Gardencare machinery range in addition to a full...

FIRST 'DROP & MOW' ROBOTIC MOWER HITS UK

The Ambrogio L60 Deluxe robotic mower, which operates without a perimeter wire, is now available for interested...

NIGEL LOVATT RETIRES FROM REESINK

Following 17 years with the business

Reesink Turfcare has announced the retirement of Nigel Lovatt with "great sadness and genuine gratitude" for the role...

STRONG START FOR SERVICE DEALER IN IRELAND

The first issue of Service Dealer Weekly Update Ireland was sent on Monday this week - and was met with excellent...

KUBOTA APPOINTMENT TO SUPPORT DEALERS

New field service manager role

Kubota UK has announced the appointment of Martin Tyler as its field service manager.

SERVICE DEALER WEEKLY UPDATE TO LAUNCH IN IRELAND

For groundscare and ag dealers

We are delighted to announce the exciting launch for independent machinery dealers in Ireland of Service Dealer...

REESINK MAKE A FINETURF CHOICE

Reesink Turfcare has welcomed Fineturf Machinery as its new appointed dealer for Toro golf and fine turf machinery,...

ERNEST DOE IS LATEST ETESIA DEALER

Esher branch in Surrey

Ernest Doe’s Surrey customers will now be able to choose from Etesia's 12 product families which includes ride-on...

ROBIN NETTLE

Headed Winchester Garden Machinery for 47 years

Robin Nettle, co-founder of Winchester Garden Machinery has passed away after a short illness.

CLIVE PINNOCK RETIRES FROM REESINK TURFCARE

Described as a 'training trailblazer'

After 34 years, Clive Pinnock is retiring from Reesink Turfcare and the training department he helped develop.

MAJOR OWEN GO FOR GOLD

For a sixth year running North Wales dealer Major Owen Ltd. has been awarded Gold for Kubota Dealer Service Excellence.

BARRUS FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH CEUK

Range of products for arboricultural and forestry industries

The Cutting-Edge saws brand, including Trojan Handsaws and Stallion Telescopic Polesaws, offered to Barrus' extensive...

ENTER 2018's DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARDS NOW

Make sure your dealership is in the running

Entries are now open for this year’s Dealer of The Year competition - and dealers can nominate themselves via the...

KJ STONEMAN JOINS TYM NETWORK

Extends coverage in mid & north Devon

Move provides the family-run dealer’s customer base of landscape and amenity customers with a comprehensive compact...

AGCO ACADEMY APPRENTICES COLLECT AWARDS

Continual development is key

11 AGCO Agricultural Engineering Apprentices and Parts Apprentices were recognised during a lavish awards ceremony.

MORRIS CORFIELD OPEN NEW BRANCH

Purpose-built facility near Hereford

One of the west of England’s largest agricultural machinery dealership’s, Morris Corfield, has opened a new...

HUSQVARNA GROUP ACQUIRE SHARE OF FRANKLIN ROBOTICS

25% of Boston-based start-up

Robotics company has developed 'Tertill', a solar-powered weeding robot for vegetable and flower gardens.

STAFFS DEALER SWITCHES TO MCCORMICK

Drops existing Valtra franchise

David Eaton Tractors Ltd has grasped an opportunity to expand with more staff and a larger trading area by taking on...

STIHL LAUNCH A WORLD'S FIRST

First standard chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection

STIHL has launched the MS 500i, which they boast is the world’s first standard chainsaw with electronic fuel...

KUBOTA ANNOUNCED AS GOLD SPONSOR

Of Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Kubota has been confirmed as the latest sponsor for this year's Service Dealer Conference and Awards.

TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS

Down on March last year, but some optimism

Tractor registrations were down by 6.8% in March, a traditional strong sales month

EQUIPMENT WORTH TENS OF THOUSANDS STOLEN

From mid-Wales dealer

£5000 reward offered by RVW Pugh Ltd, who have fallen victim to thieves stealing specialist Fendt equipment from...

GARDEN TRADER OWNER MAKES INDUSTRY PLEDGE

All revenue to be ploughed back in to promoting the dealer network

After a strong 12 months, Duncan Murray-Clarke (owner of the Garden Trader website) has announced that any revenue...

DEALER CHANGES FOR RANSOMES

In north of England

Ransomes Jacobsen has announced several changes to sales territories in the north of England and Wales to, they...

ALEXA, LET'S MOW!

Husqvarna launches voice control for robotic mowers

At an event at their Newton Aycliffe base yesterday (March 15 2018), Husqvarna announced that their...

HONDA (UK) ANNOUNCED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfry Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will...

JOHN DEERE TO ACQUIRE KING AGRO

Carbon fibre technology manufacturer

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire King Agro, a leading, privately-held...

SENIOR APPOINTMENT AT MTD SPECIALITY TURF PRODUCTS

New Director of Sales and Marketing

MTD have announced the appointment of Tony Whelan as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for their Specialty...

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

For the Service Dealer Conference & Awards

You can now register your interest for this year's Service Dealer Conference & Awards which takes place...

NEW RANGE OF ROBOT MOWERS COMING TO UK

Including a 'drop & go' model which requires no installation

Magic Distribution, (a trade division of Mower Magic Ltd) the specialist robotic mower distributor in the UK, has...

LTA UNDERGOES 10 YEAR REVIEW

Accreditation scheme for technicians and parts personnel

The Landbased Training Accreditation Scheme, formerly Landbased Technician Accreditation Scheme, offers a career...

TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS SLOW IN FEBRUARY

As anticipated

The AEA have released figures which show that, as anticipated, UK registrations of agricultural...

DEERE TOP THE (OLD) CHARTS ONCE AGAIN

Market shares for 2016 announced

John Deere maintained tractor registration market leadership in 2016, but dropped market share by just over 2% on the...

ETESIA UK ANNOUNCED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will benefit from Etesia...

SCAM WARNING AS TOOL SHARPENERS RETURN

Dealers need to be aware say BAGMA

We have heard that 'particularly nasty' tool sharpening scammers, who were targeting dealers last year, are doing the...

BOOST TO RECRUITMENT

New careers brochure launched

A new careers guide aimed at informing school leavers and others of the wide range of opportunities in the...

PA TURNEY IN 33 RANSOMES MACHINE DEAL

With Continental Lanndscapes

Dealership has nurtured the relationship between the companies for more than two decades.

PRESENTATION MADE TO BAGMA'S RETIRING ALASDAIR STRAKER

At the Curling In Stirling Event this week

Alasdair Straker, BAGMA's Business Development Manager based in Scotland, had a special presentation made to him...

DAVE ROBERTS PARTS COMPANY WITH KUBOTA UK

Change of managing director

Service Dealer has learned that Dave Roberts has left his position as Managing Director of Kubota (U.K.) Limited to...

MARK ORMOND APPOINTED NEW MD OF MANITOU

Joins from SAME Deutz-Fahr

Company says Mark brings significant experience in the management of capital equipment suppliers in the UK and ROI,...

HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will once again benefit...

DEALER AREA CHANGES FOR DOOSON

In Scotland Central Belt

The Central Belt region of Scotland will now be handled jointly by the company’s dealers, James Gordon Ltd...

TILLAGE LIVE HEADS TO SCOTLAND

2018 event to take place in Dunbar

The event, which is being held on Wednesday 26th September 2018, will include working demonstrations, a static...

STUDENT AWARDS LAUNCHED FOR LAND-BASED INDUSTRY

By CNH Industrial and IAgrE

Two awards are directed at undergraduates and post-graduates and will be made for a dissertation/thesis demonstrating...

TALLIS AMOS GROUP TAKES ON BS MOWERS

Acquires the trade and assets of Bristol based professional dealer

To provide continuity to customers in the area, all the BS Mowers staff have been retained and the dealership will...

SURGE IN DECEMBER TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS

Ahead of new regulations which came into force on Jan 1st 2018

AEA say UK registrations of new agricultural tractors in December 2017 reached 1,360 units - well over double the...

BLEC MAKE NEW DEALER APPOINTMENT

Acorn Tractors based in Derbyshire

The first new BLEC dealer under the stewardship of Charterhouse Turf Machinery, was announced at BTME this week as...

LAMMA SHOW FORCED TO CANCEL SECOND DAY

Due to high winds

The final LAMMA taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, was forced to close a day early...

BTME MAKE CHANGES FOR 2019

Announcement made ahead of next week's event

On the eve of BTME 2018, BIGGA has announced major changes that reveal how the turf management exhibition will look...

STIHL ANNOUNCED AS PLATINUM SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will once again benefit...

TNS GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE MAJOR IN EAST

Full range of equipment.

Major Equipment Ltd has appointed Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd as the new distributor for its Major ag and groundscare...

BIGWOODS AGRI TAKE ON VALTRA

New dealers for Somerset and parts of Devon

Taunton dealership have served noticed with SDF UK, but will support customers with parts and service until another...

BURDEN BROS AGRI APPOINTS

New Branch Manager for Framfield

John Deere dealers for Kent, Sussex and Surrey, have announced the appointment of Cara Jeffery to the position of...

LES MALIN APPOINTED MD OF ETESIA UK

Following Patrick Vives retirement

In his third successive promotion, Les Malin has been appointed as the new managing director of Etesia UK with...

KRAMP UK ANNOUNCED AS PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will once again benefit...

MOST READ SERVICE DEALER STORIES OF 2017

Top Ten revealed

Find out which stories were the most read in this Service Dealer Update during the past year.

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