Old agricultural merchants


when a young un I spent hours on : the new comfort seat : and it wasnt
I did a great many hours on a 56 Major, no live hydraulics, pto and I guess it didn't have the comfort seat. Hinged pan seat with a large chunk of rubber it rested on. With a thick hessian sack on the seat, I didn't think it was bad. Possibly better than the new comfort seat, whatever that was. Certainly a tractor I enjoyed driving at the time.


Farmers Weekly machinery adverts July 1958. I remember Dad always used to look at Does Column & Saville's List!
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FH Burgess were huge around here , excellent to deal with until the 90's when it started to go pear shaped .

They didn't upgrade to the newer technology and therefore got left behind .

All their outlets were in market town centres which made them extremely valuable .

A disgrace the company were put in to administration whilst the owners kept the freeholds and sold them off one by one

Eccleshall made £7m alone
The owners sold off the old branches so they could put the money into the pension fund and support their enormous group of ex employees with pensions. When the company went into administration that was their strategy to save the pension fund.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...