How to buy - tractors

Tasks, implements and power requirement should all be considered when choosing the right model for your needs, says Sally Drury

Massey Ferguson: UK distributor AGCO - image: Massey Ferguson
Massey Ferguson: UK distributor AGCO - image: Massey Ferguson
Before you buy...

- Think about the tasks the tractor needs to perform and the type of implements it will work.

- Determine the power requirement needed to run the implements and in the conditions expected.

- Consider whether the tasks/implements will be best served by a particular type of transmission.

- Check lift capacity required for implements and consider weight of tractor in terms of stability when the implement is operating and when it is lifted for transport.

- Be sure to select a tractor of the correct dimensions to access sites and to work in row widths.

- Specify tyres according to surface and use.

- Make sure daily check points are simple and easy to access.

The following is a list of major tractor manufacturers, importers and distributors, along with details of the brands they supply:


02476 694400

Manufacturer and distributor of Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra brands.

AgriArgo UK

01302 757550

Home of Landini, McCormick and Valpadana branded tractors in the UK.

Alpine Tractors (Riko UK)

01420 487300

Riko's portfolio includes Italian-built Antonio Carraro as well as AGT and Ergit tractors.

Avant Techno

01953 714896

Manufacturer of multipurpose loader/tool carrier and a range of attachments.

BSG Tractors & Machinery

01206 212092

Importer of Goldoni twoand four-wheel tractors, including Quad, Maxter and Star.

Branson Tractors UK

01789 774089

Importer and distributor of Branson Tractors. Mowing and cultivation kit also offered.

Case IH Agriculture

0800 015 1953

Quartum, Farmall, Maxxum, Magnum and Puma tractors.

Claas IH Agriculture

01284 763100

Xerion, Axion, Arion, Axos and Elios tractors plus Nexos narrow-gauge units.

Conservation Technology & Machinery

01748 886622

Goldoni twoand four-wheel tractors from the Base 20 to the Cluster 70.

FGM Claymore

01789 490177

Supplies Shibaura subcompact and compact tractcors.

JCB Sales (Agriculture)

01889 590312

Agricultural tractors.

John Deere

0800 085 2522

Manufacturer of subcompact, compact, mid-range and large tractors plus machines for vineyards, orchards and row-crop production.

Kilworth Machinery

01530 412690

Sole UK importer of BCS range of compact and all-terrain four-wheel tractors. Also supplies Ferrari two-wheel models.

Kubota (UK)

01844 268000

Manufacturer of subcompact, compact, mid-range and agricultural tractors up to 175hp.

Lamberhurst Engineering

01892 890364

Imports and distributes Italian-built Ferrari tractors including Raptor, Cromo, Cobram, Thor and Vega.

Lely UK

01480 226800

Imports and distributes TYM tractors from 23-100hp.

Master Farm Services

01787 228450

Distributor of Mitsubishi subcompact and compact range.

New Holland Agriculture/ Grounds Care

01268 533000

Manufacturer of subcompact, compact, mid-range and agricultural tractors including speciality models for vineyards and orchards.

Pasquali Tractors UK

01442 842540

Italian-built Pasquali all-terrain tractors from 26-91hp, including the Sienna, Eos and Orion.

Ransomes Jacobsen

01473 270000

Iseki compact to mid-size tractors.


01480 401501

Supplies Kiota range of compact tractors to the grounds-care sector.

Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF UK)

01788 891892

Brands include Same, Deutz-Fahr, Lamborghini and Hurlimann.

Simon Richard

01450 860774

Distributor of Shibaura subcompact and compact tractors. Also Reform Metrac tool carriers.

Siromer Tractors

01253 799029

Flat-pack 20-50hp tractors. Self-build or ready assembled from £5,250 + VAT.

South Cave Tractors

01430 424233

Main dealer for Mercedes-Benz UniMog municipal and agricultural tool carriers.

Spearhead Machinery

01789 491860

Manufactures the Spearhead TWIGA self-propelled tool carrier built for vegetation control, hedge cutting and verge mowing.

Tractors UK

01258 817372

Sole UK importer for Tafe compact tractors.

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