Is he selling the business or just kit?Its come as a shock here that our main contractor in this area ( West Somerset) is packing in next April . The father who is now 70 wants to rightly retire properly, he has meant to slow down the last 5 years but it has nt worked but the son ( in his 30 s) has decided not to carry on with the buisness although he has been a enthusiastic hard worker since leaving school . Combination of young family / long hours for not much money plus ever increasing costs, weather issues( ie flat out v nothing possible) but main thing he said is the enjoyment has gone out the job , it's just rush rush rush and hassle s.
Going to cause quite a problem as there is no one else in the wings to replace them especially combining . They ran 3 machines ( I drove one for them) but none of the farmers who have their own either don t want to do contract or they are at full capacity . Not sure yet what I will do with mine but got 9 months to sort it out.
Ps I use to be a contractor / farmer myself until 2015 so already got the t shirt so no don t want to go back !
I see they are having a sort out with euro auction sale.Noticed he was down in the Isle of Sheppey applying digestate!
Think burden bros cover a wide area too.