- Grange Machinery heads to the Cereals Event in the midst of an exciting year for the family-run company based in Holderness, East Yorkshire, with expanded distribution and a major new product line
The company manufactures agricultural machines and wearing parts that offer affordable solutions to farmers across the UK, Europe and as far afield as New Zealand.
The Grange Machinery product range helps lower the cost of crop establishment whilst improving soil structure and efficiency in the field, using technology based on the family’s own farming experience. It specialises in adaptable low disturbance toolbars and standalone looseners which offer solutions to many cultivation and seeding challenges.
Grange Machinery has seen rapid expansion of its dealer network this year, signing up leading businesses Peacock and Binnington to cover North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, and MANNS with branches in East Anglia, Kent and Leicestershire.
Midlands dealership B&B Tractors is the latest to join the network. Established in 1991, B&B Tractors has four depots covering Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
“We are very pleased to have B&B Tractors on board. We feel the product range we offer will enhance and compliment the current B&B product portfolio perfectly. They are a progressive dealer offering high quality products with a vision of where farming practises are moving to. We’re looking forward to working with them and growing the brand in their area,” commented Rhun Jones, Grange Machinery managing director.
Colin Blood, sales manager at B&B Tractors added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Grange Machinery and feel that the addition of a deep cultivating range will be highly valuable to our offering. As some of our branches are in mixed farming areas, the grassland aerator will be well received and we are also looking forward to offering products such as the low disturbance subsoiler for customers moving into regenerative agriculture.”
B&B Tractors will also be exhibiting at Cereals, showing examples from the Grange product range.
Grange Machinery has added an important new product line this year, aimed at helping farmers reap the benefits of strip-till cultivations.
Designed with input from farmers looking for the perfect tool to help establish their maize, sugar beet or brassica crops, the Strip-Till Preparator has been developed over several seasons.
“We designed and built three prototype machines which had various changes and additions to the frame and the general layout in the row to achieve a truly effective and versatile implement,” explains Rhun Jones. “It’s essential to get the design of this type of machine exactly right to make the perfect strip to allow targeted planting and application of fertiliser, making the best use of costly inputs, preserving moisture and improving soil quality.”
Three independent rows of cultivation discs can be hydraulically adjusted whilst working in harmony with a low disturbance tine and point, a unique feature which allows the Preparator to create a perfectly cultivated row that is ready for planting.
A zonal Guttler prism roller ring performs the final part of the cultivation pass to break down any clods that have flowed through the system as well as consolidating the row in readiness for a planter.
Another unique feature that the Preparator offers is the option of applying either granular or liquid fertiliser behind the loosening tine.
Leg spacings can be set at different row centres to suit a range of sowing systems and crops. Hydraulic front cutting discs are fitted for trash management and to provide minimal disturbance.
Available in 3m, 4m and 6m working widths; horsepower requirement is from 210hp.
The Strip-Till Preparator is now in full production and can be seen working this season.
Meet Grange Machinery on stand 651 at Cereals to find out how this innovative range of equipment can boost margins on your farm.