Sarah Russell and Kenneth Graham farm beef cattle near Hawick in the Scottish Borders. They’ve had several different brands of spreader over the years, but the Abbey 2100 they bought from Rickerby in 2017 is by far the best.Continue reading →
Robert Cowperthwaite is hoping his new Abbey spreader is going to save him both time and diesel.
He runs a livestock farm near Settle in North Yorkshire with his wife Lindsey and son Sam. They have about 1,000 sheep and 110 suckler cows.Continue reading →
John Playfair Agricultural Contractor’s new Abbey 4000T tanker is being used six days a week all year round.
The machine has been modified to enable it to cope with the rigorous amount of work it faces in shifting liquid waste from a malting operation.Continue reading →
Having owned an Abbey tanker for 14 years, dairy farmer Martin Watson had no hesitation in buying a second one when he decided he needed to get the slurry on to the fields quicker.Continue reading →
After signing a five-year contract on a roads project in Cambridgeshire, contractor Neil Barton decided to upgrade his tankers.
“Because the other tankers were 10 years old, I decided to buy some new ones,” he explains. “I had other brands before, but I looked around and, in my opinion, Abbey tankers were the best – because of the way they’re built.”Continue reading →
3500 Slurry Tanker: Simon McCreery, of Yester Mains Farm, Gifford, East Lothian
Simon McCreery runs a busy dairy farm in East Lothian. As well as milking about 400 cows and growing 150 acres of arable crops, the business sells its own dairy products under the Yester Farm Dairies brand. Milk, creams, soft cheeses and cultured creams such as crème fraiche, sour cream and low-fat natural yogurt are all produced on site.Continue reading →
4500RT (Centivac): Evans Agricultural Contractors Ltd, of Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria
The floods of December 2015 put the 4500RT to the test almost as soon as Evans Agricultural Contractors took delivery of it.
“When we first got it, it was in Carlisle for about two months cleaning up,” says David Evans, who runs the Bowness-on-Solway business.Continue reading →
2090 Muck Spreader: Matthew Allen, of Yealand Manor Farm, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire
Just south of Cumbria’s border with Lancashire lies Yealand Manor Farm, a 400-acre livestock unit. As well as about 400 ewes, the farm has suckler cows, housing about 90 animals, including steers and calves, over the winter.Continue reading →
2090 Spreader: Ian Armstrong, of Terrace Farm, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Ian Armstrong runs a hill farm near Cockermouth with his mum and dad Agnes and Robin, his wife Catherine and their daughters Rachel, Kate and Lucy.
They have 80 suckler cows, mainly pure Limousins as well as 600 sheep: 350 Swaledales on the fells, going up to more than 1,400ft on Kirk Fell, and 250 Texels and mules on the inbye.Continue reading →
The Forbes family are putting a slurry separator on their farm at Blackford near Carlisle, so they needed to buy a new tanker.
“The separator will make our slurry more like water, so we needed a trailing shoe,” explains Richard Forbes who runs Dykehead with his dad Alex. “We couldn’t put one on our old tanker, so we started looking round for a new one.”Continue reading →
When Thomas Fisher saw the Abbey 3000R, he realised it was the perfect tanker for his dairy farm at Gelt Bridge near Brampton in Cumbria.
“The specification was right for what we wanted, it looked well built and it was the right price,” he says.Continue reading →
Prendwick Farm covers 2,300 acres of often steep ground at Whittingham in Northumberland. As well as having 200 suckler cows with followers, it is home to a flock of about 2,000 sheep.
Brian Wood runs the place with the help of his son Jamie as well as two shepherds and a cattle man.Continue reading →