The inaugural Spring show of agricultural and construction machinery
and equipment, coupled with animal health care products, is to
be staged at Skipton Auction Mart on Tuesday, February 26.
Demonstrating their pulling power are Guy Machinery’s
Andy Belt, left, and Chris Pearson, of Pearson Farm Supplies, joint
organisers of the inaugural Spring show.
Set to be one of the biggest events of its kind ever seen
in the region, it is being organised jointly by two independent
local companies - agricultural machinery and equipment specialist
Guy Machinery, based at the auction mart, and animal health products
specialist Pearsons Farm Supplies, of West Marton.
The show’s highlights include a grand parade with running
commentary on the latest machinery lines, a charity auction in
aid of the Leeds-based Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
and a prize draw with star prizes of an Amazone ZA-X fertiliser
spreader worth almost £3,000 and a Bateman calf creep feeder
valued at £1,000. In addition, all profits from a licensed
bar will be donated to local charities.
Other events being lined up for the day include a hands-on opportunity
to test the latest agricultural equipment, including tractors,
telehandlers and ATVs, a working demonstration of Strautmann diet
feeders, displays of cattle and sheep handling systems, calf and
lamb feeding systems, and a chance to view a mobile sheep race
on view for the first time in the UK market.
Up to 60 trade stands will also set up stall to showcase their
products and offer expert advice. Among them will be leading suppliers
and manufacturers of agricultural machinery, and representatives
from over ten major animal health companies.
Suppliers of both Guy Machinery and Pearsons Farm Supplies have
been quick to back the charity auction and prize draw.
Valtra Tractors will host a visit for two to its main production
unit in Finland, while grassland machinery firm Krone is offering
a trip for two people to its headquarters facility in Spelle, Germany,
coupled with a night in Amsterdam.
ATV specialist Can-Am is providing a quad bike experience day at
its facility in North Wales, while other prizes include a £450
Bateman lamb weigher and up to £1,000 worth of animal health
Both organising companies believe the flagship event will appeal
to present and potential agricultural, construction and forestry
industry customers across North and West Yorkshire, Lancashire,
Great Manchester, Cumbria – and beyond.
Guy Machinery’s managing director Graham Guy said: “We
are confident the inaugural show will plug a major gap in the regional
market and create widespread interest across the North of England.”
Pearsons Farm Supplies’ Chris Pearson added: “The charity
angle is also important as we seek to raise funds on behalf of
deserving local and regional causes. Should the show receive the
support we feel it warrants, we will look to make it an annual
The Spring Show runs from 2pm to 10pm on February 26, entry is
free, as are pie and peas for every attendee. The grand machinery
parade is scheduled for 7.30pm, to be followed by the charity auction.
For further information, visit the show website at www.guymachinery.co.uk or contact the company on 01756 799184, or Pearsons Farm Supplies
on 01282 842932.
Guy Machinery Ltd was established at Skipton
Auction Mart in October 2005, taking over the franchises and customer
base of the former Gibsons Tractors. The company specialises in
sales of new and used agricultural vehicles and machinery, all-terrain
vehicles and quad bikes, and construction vehicles and machinery,
including cranes, telehandlers and attachments. It acts as main
dealers for Valtra and Krone and also holds agencies for Amazone,
BRP Can-Am, Dieci, Joskin, Polaris, Redrock, Rolland and San Marco.
Pearson Farm Supplies was established in 2005 from the family farm
at West Marton. It has grown and diversified to become a one-stop-shop
for farmers, supplying from doses to dog foods and specialising
in animal health care products and livestock handling system
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