An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has been appointed as a partner-dealer for an Austrian agricultural company.
Market Weighton based Manterra Limited has signed an agreement to distribute APV seeding and spreading machinery along the M62 corridor from Hull to Liverpool.
Of the launch, farmer and agronomist Andrew Manfield said: “APV is the leading European manufacturer of equipment for distributing small seeds and pellets, be they crops, fertilisers or pesticides.
“The products are well made and competitively priced and complement our Unia machinery brilliantly. We’re looking forward to growing the seeding and spreading side of our business with this range.”
The partnership arose after Manterra founder, Andrew Manfield visited APV’s Austrian factory and was very impressed by the quality, range and value for money of the equipment that he saw. The range includes mini, single and double disc spreaders and pneumatic seeders.
The ZS 200 M4 twin disc spreader costs £ 2750 and features independently driven discs for symmetrical spreading patterns; two hopper discharge ports; edge of field spreading function and a 200 litre hopper for high area output.
The PS range of pneumatic seeders are available with a wide range of metering rollers for different seeds and provide accurate and wind independent seed dispersion. The PS 120 M1 has a 120 litre tank capacity and costs £2495.
Sales at the western end of the M62 will be handled by new Manterra recruit, Josh Ascroft.
Manterra was established by farmer and agronomist, Andrew Manfield in 2011 and is the key technology supplier to the Stockbridge Technology Centre’s SATS4CROPS initiative. Manterra is also an agent for Kellfri and is an authorised reseller for Trimble precision agriculture systems, Baertschi strip till systems and Duport spoke wheel injectors.