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In the UK new tractors are sold through Main Dealerships (Distributors),and each branch usually sells a particular make, which they have the exclusive right to sell in that area from the manufacturer. Dealers also sell used or second hand (pre owned) tractors taken in in part exchange for new machines (traded in).

Other dealers sell just used (2nd hand) tractors, with some of these specialising in selling older tractors to small/ part time farmers or collectors. Some are now specialising in the collector market by buying and shipping popular or rare models from other countries, as demand has grown. The auctions are a good source but a lot of people are not keen on buying that way. Some dealers will pick machines up at auction that the Main Dealers have moved on, as not suitable for their customer base or too old or tatty, or if over stocked as it is dead money.

These smaller dealers often break tractors that are considered not worth repairing, so are a good source of major parts at a fraction of the new part cost.

They also deal in implements and attachments, often removing them from tractors that come in and tidying them up. The bottom of the yard can be a good place to look for unusual items or parts from older machines and attachments.

Below is space to list dealers that offer tractors suitable for restoration by collectors. No Main Dealer Adverts please.(Name, Location, make or specialism, and Web Link only)

  • Example Dealers Ltd, Farm town Linconshire, Early Fordson & Ferguson specialists ; Http\\


This list is also including Historic dealerships - the names being found on the dealer plates & Badges attached to tractors they sold. If you know any more information about them ie, branch locations - what they sold - when they started etc. Expand the linked article or start one if a red link. (When the list gets larger it can be split into Current & Former sections to ease navigation).

Tractor & Plant dealers index
Company Name Location Products Status Logo / Badge Website
Autoways  ? Fordson agents Former To add NA - Pre internet
Barlows of Henbury  ? Zetor Current Image needed LHB
Berkeley JCB Wood Lane End, Hemel Hempstead JCB unknown Image needed LHB pre internet
Blaw-Knox  ? Cletrac, ? former Image needed LHB Pre internet
Bowmaker (Plant) Ltd Cannock (HQ), Clay Cross, Cardiff, Exeter, Melksham, Winsford Caterpillar T/O by Finning in 1983) Bowmaker plant - dealer plate - IMG 8861-crop Pre Internet
John Bownes Ltd Cheshire Valtra & Roadless Current to add
H.G. Burford & Co. Ltd Regent St London Importers for Cletrac  ? to add -
Burgess Bakewell Tractors & machinery Defunct to Add -
Chippendale Plant Leeds Small plant & excavators Current - West Yorkshire Image needed LHB -
H.A. Collings Biggleswade  ?  ? to add pre internet
James Craven & Sons Ltd. Ely & Chatteris, Cambs Ford & Fordson agents  ? to add Pre internet
R.H. Crawford & Co, Ltd Firthvale, Nr Boston Lincolnshire McCormick Tractors & machinery. Field Marshall spares & Refurbishment Current Foden tractor unit - R12 RHC of RH Crawford and Son at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0831 To be added
Cripps Newton Aycliffe, County Durham IH  ? Image needed LHB Used IH Logo on the building frontage.
Pre Internet
H. & J. Cutlack Ltd Ely Distributor of Allgaier tractors for Cambridgeshire Unknown to add -
Ernest Doe & Sons Essex (HQ) Tractors, machinery & plant Current - New Holland
Formerly - Ford
Doe Tripple D plate (new) -IMG 4182 -
Euromec Contracts Market Harborough Tractors, Groundscare, and cleaners Current - Kubota, Mountfield Euromec 074 web site
Farmstar  ? Tractors and Agricultural machinery Current - Case IH, Kverneland, and Manitou Farmstar Ltd service van with logo - IMG 2751 Farmstar web site
Finning Cannock (UK HQ) Caterpillar Current - UK Wide Dealer Image needed LHB Finning web site.
Gardiner Bros. West Drayton, Middlesex Berliet & Renault Trucks Defunct Image needed LHB Pre Internet
J Gibbs Ltd Middlesex + Surrey David Brown  ? J Gibbs badge - IMG 1582 pre internet
Glovers Farm Services Rippon, N Yorks Massey Ferguson + ? Defunct Glovers Farm Services badge IMG 8997 NA
James Wm. Glover and Sons Ltd Warwick, Warwickshire Agri Eng & Vizgol oil  ? James Wm Glover and Sons - dealer plate - Vigzol - IMG 8894-crop pre internet
Grantham Tractor Co. Ltd Grantham and Sleaford Ford, New Holland, Ransomes, Clayson, Howard and Roadless Defunct Grantham Tractor Co. badge - IMG 2899.jpg-cropped
Hatchard Plant & Machinery (Cheshire) Cheshire All Makes of Used Plant Current Image needed LHB na
Hayward's (Tewkesbury) Ltd Tewkesbury & Upton on Severn Bean, ? Defunct Haywards (tewkesbury) plate - IMG 7380 Pre Internet
Holt JCB  ? JCB  ? Image needed LHB  ?
C.Itoh Plant Sales Prescot Mersyside Hitachi Defunct Image needed LHB Pre internet
Leverton - Caterpillar  ? Image needed LHB -
Lloyd Ltd & Lloyd Motors Carlise, Dumfries, Kelso Ford Tractors & plant & cars  ? Image needed LHB
Jack Olding & Co. Hatfield, Herts Tractors & Plant
Defunct Jack Olding & Co. plate on CAT R2 - IMG 8128 NA
John Blackwood Hodge Northampton Plant Defunct A 1984 HAULAMATIC 615 TD Dumptruck pre Internet
Mann Egerton Norwich, Ipswich and Bury Tractors & machinery Ford & Roadless Defunct Mann Egerton badge - IMG 3564.jpg-cropped
Midwest Machinery Moreton in the Marsh, Versatile UK Agent + used high HP tractors & Implements Current Image needed LHB
A.T. Osbourne  ? Hampshire County Commercial Cars Current - to add
Platts Harris Tuxford & Matlock Tractors & machinery New Holland (current) Ford (former) - Image needed LHB -
Preston Services Kent Dealer in re-Imported('newly rescued') and used Steam machinery Current Preston Services - PE lineup in shed - IMG 5771
Reekie Plant  ? Benati, Ferguson to add  ?
Ripon Farm Services  ? John Deere Tractors & machinery Current Image needed LHB Ripon Farm Services
Russell Farm Machinery  ? Tractors & Machinery Current New Holland T6080 on Russell Farm machinery stand at Newby 09 - IMG 2400 -
Saville (Tractors) Stratford on Avon (HQ), London, Sailsbury, Cardiff, Exeter, Belfast, Dublin IH  ? Image needed LHB  ?
Scottish Land Developments (SLD)  ? Plant & machinery defunct Image needed LHB pre internet
Seward Catfoss, Thirsk, York CLAAS Current Seward Ag VW service van IMG 4989 Seward
Startin Tractors Stratford on Avon Tractors, machinery & plant Case IH Current - Midlands Image needed LHB Startin Tractors
ST.Mary's (Plant Hire) Upper Holloway, London Liebherr Defunct Image needed LHB pre Internet
T.C. Harrison Sheffield JCB Dealers Current - S.Yorks, North Mids Image needed LHB TC Harrison JCB
Tunstall Tractors Kirkby Stephen Tractors and machinery Hurlimann Current UK importer Image needed LHB
Viking Farm Machinery Ivybridge, Devon,
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Leith, Edinburgh
Combines and machinery Volvo Defunct Image needed LHB pre internet
Warwick Ward Barnsley Used Loading Shovels & Parts, New Case Construction machinery Current - Yorkshire & Midlands Image needed LHB Warwick
D. Weatherhead Woolmer Green Hertfordshire Komatsu Defunct Image needed LHB Pre Internet

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