We are open ! Please be aware we are having building works carried out to our main showroom. We are open as usual and all stock has been moved to our temporary showroom at the rear of our premises. We aim to have all works completed early in the New Year. We apologise for any inconvenience.
New Forest Farm Machinery moves on a generation and two of the Founding Directors of New Forest Farm Machinery (NFFM) based in Blashford, near Ringwood have agreed a share sale to the company’s remaining co-founder Mike Smales, as co-Directors Henry Richardson and Dan Tanner take retirement from the business.
New Forest Farm Machinery has been the main John Deere dealer in the area for some forty years and provides sales and after-sales service for farm machinery, professional grounds-care, construction equipment and home-owner machinery – within Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset.
The Smales family have been fully involved with New Forest Farm Machinery from the very beginning and have helped develop the company to where it is today. This share transfer has been agreed mutually between the co-founders and reflects the need for NFFM to develop succession in the future management of the business. Together the team has developed a first-class reputation in the area for high-quality customer support, with a range of products which are really considered the market leaders. They’ve built a very successful business together and see this move as a step-up to allow further growth and expansion. Mike Smales commented, “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Henry and Marie Ann Richardson, for all their hard efforts and professionalism over the years and Dan Tanner in a supporting role that has allowed us to achieve this status.”
New Forest Farm Machinery has always been a family business and continues on that same path. Mike Smales is now sole owner of the business; Ed Smales who has been Sales Director for the company for the past two years will now be Managing Director within the new company structure. Edwards’s brother Tim Smales who joined the company in a sales and marketing role, will put to use his significant experience within the professional greens keeping field.
Ed added, “We are always striving to better our company offering, through focusing on customer support and investing for the future. We are always looking for young people to come and join us because we believe we offer a great employment opportunity. All employees are taken through extensive training programmes with many reaching the highest levels of certification as recognised by British industry. New Forest Farm Machinery has a great future and we look forward to continuing our trading relationship with you all in the future as the business moves on a generation.
We also need to give you advanced warning that during October and November we will be extending the front office and show room and this is expected to create some disruption. As a result we will not be running a Christmas open evening but will be planning an event in 2018.
Edward Smales Managing Director
It is the end of May and show season is well and truly upon us, with our first show of 2017 being Sherborne Castle Country Fayre which was held on bank holiday Monday the 29th of May!
Although the day started off a little bit soggy with a heavy down pour of rain, we are pleased to say that things dried up pretty quickly, the sun made an appearance and the show had a fantastic turn out…..Thank you to everyone who ventured out to visit our stand come rain or shine.
Grassland and Muck 2017 was held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of May at Stoneleigh Park with over two hundred and fifty exhibitors. Part of the Agricultural Sales Team from New Forest Farm Machinery attended for one day to check out new products on offer and to watch the live demonstrations from John Deere and Kuhn.
The event included grass harvesting machinery, clamp demonstrations, slurry tankers and injectors, brand new machines and one hundred and ninty acres of working machinery demonstrations.
We are pleased to announce that Chris Barnes has joined the team at New Forest Farm Machinery as our new construction area sales manager. For the past few years Chris has been working on construction sites operating machinery gaining first hand experience, whilst carrying out the role of Site Supervisor.
Chris shall be working within the construction sector of the business covering Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset based primarily on the road and shall be able to assist with sales, product support and demonstrations.
Introducing Horizon, New Forest Farm Machinery’s NEW Bi-Annual journal!
After a long time in the making the team are proud to announce the release of the first issue of Horizon which shall be available at the depot, for new and existing clients.
Issue one covers ‘Powerhouse’ with the arrival of the new John Deere 6250R, clean energy, construction, compact tractors, special offers and much more. Horizon has been designed to keep our customers up to date and well informed with offers, new products and changes in technology.
At New Forest Farm Machinery we are main dealers for John Deere, Ifor Williams, Kuhn, Yanmar, Weidemann, McConnell and Stihl just to name a few. We cover and supply Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset…..Come along to our showroom in Ringwood situated on the edge of the New Forest to see what we have to offer.
We are extremely happy to announce that Ben has joined the team at New Forest Farm Machinery as a Farm Sight Specialist. For the past seven years he has been managing and working on a large arable farm gaining experience with a range of John Deere and Green Star products, building up a wealth of knowledge within the industry.
Ben shall be working on keeping all of the Green Star and JD link equipment running smoothly, including software updates, assisting new farm sight customers and carrying out demonstrations.
The team at New Forest Farm Machinery shall be attending the following shows and events throughout 2017:
- Sherborne Castle Country Fair – 29th May
- New Forest & Hampshire County Show – 25th, 26th & 27th July
- Ellingham Agricultural Show – 12th August
- Shaftesbury & Gillingham Agricultural Show – 16th August
- Alresford Agricultural Show – 2nd September
- Romsey Agricultural Show – 9th September
With the start of the show season in sight, now is the time to start thinking about transportation for your equines.
Whether you are looking for a small trailer for one pony or a trailer for three horses including living accommodation, we have the Ifor Williams trailer to meet your needs and requirements.
Our fully trained and highly experienced team shall be with you every step of the way from choosing your perfect trailer, to after care and servicing.
We stock a large selection of trailers at our depot which can be viewed at any time. Simply visit us or call on 01425 472572 for more information.
Now that the festivities are all but a distant memory and we are now splat bang in the middle of January, why not look forward to spring and wash away those January blues with a new mower……
On display in our showroom we have a large selection of ride on and push along John Deere and Viking mowers. Why not visit our showroom for more information and to find the one for you.
On Wednesday the 11th of January 2017 the depot shall be opening at 9:30am instead of 8am due to staff training, closing at the usual time of 5pm.
In need of a stocking filler or some Christmas gift inspiration?!
If you are looking for John Deere clothing, ride on Rolly tractors, Britons and Siku toys/models or Tractor Ted we are your one stop shop. We also have the ‘must have’ toy of all time….the John Deere Go Kart!
Come down to the depot to view our HUGE range of John Deere toys and merchandise, or contact us on 01425 472572 to find out prices and stock availability.
The depot closes on Friday the 23rd of December 2016 at 5pm, and re opens after the New Year on Tuesday the 3rd of January 2017 at 8am.
Thank you for your loyal custom throughout the year, and from all of the team at New Forest Farm Machinery…We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Last night saw our first annual Christmas Open Evening at the depot with a huge range of John Deere toys, merchandise and clothing, with children meeting Santa and enjoying a ride on Rolly ride on tractors…Whilst parents got a chance to see new machinery and fill up on mulled wine, mince pies and locally produced sausage rolls.
Thank you to everyone who attended the depot last night and joined in the festivities. Keep your eyes peeled for Christmas offers over the next few weeks.
If you would like to purchase any merchandise, toys or clothing either visit our showroom or contact parts on 01425 472572 for more information.
New Forest Farm Machinery now stocks AUSA dumpers ranging from one to ten ton, with prices starting as low as £12,000 +VAT.
Visit our showroom or contact the depot on 01425 472572 for more information and great introductory deals.
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