Latest changes and tie-ups among farm machinery dealers

There’s been a spate of dealer shuffles and product acquisitions around the country involving some of the biggest names in the industry.

This round-up covers everything from tyres to tractors and chippers to cultivators.

Kubota

Colchester-based Hosplant will now be a full-scale Kubota dealer after expanding its offering from excavators and mowers to the full UTV and tractor lines.

This means the firm will now offer machines up to the 170hp L and M series tractors throughout Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Kverneland

Vincent Tractors and Plant has been added to Kverneland’s dealer network to strengthen the manufacturer’s presence in south Devon and Cornwall.

The dealer’s branches at Fraddon, Cornwall, and Plympton, Devon, both have access to the entire range of KV implements, from ploughs to fertiliser spreaders.

Timberwolf

Timberwolf, specialists in professional wood chippers, has bolstered its dealer network in the south-west England.

© Joseph Casey/Timberwolf

Tallis Amos Group will serve Bristol, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, while Mason Kings will offer sales and support to north Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Norwich-based Ben Burgess has stocked Timberwolf products for a number of years and will extend its coverage to include Bedford and Milton Keynes from its new depot in Ellington, Cambridgeshire.

Dunstall Holdings

Dunstall Holdings has acquired Amvar Handling Solutions and Amvar Storage and Workplace Solutions, both of which supply and maintain materials handling equipment and storage solutions.

Dunstall Holdings owns Rea Valley Tractors and is based in Staffordshire – it’s owned by farmer and entrepreneur, Simon Clarke.

Vredestein

Apollo Vredestein has announced a tie-up with John Deere’s Mannheim factory in Germany to allow all buyers of new 6R and 6M machines the option to fit Vredestein Traxion tyres from the factory.

There are 24 different sizes available from medium up to premium, which should cater for a wide range of tyre combinations for these machines.

JCB

British maker JCB has announced a £65m investment for a new forklift-free factory in India.

Located in Vadodara, near the port of Surat, it will fabricate parts for global production lines as the company plans to meet increased demand, with manufacturing at the 44-acre site beginning next year.

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