UK SPECIAL PREVIEW – Mazzotti MAF 3580HP Sprayer

We are pleased to invite you to join us on Monday 2nd November 2020, 9am – 3pm, for a special preview of the Mazzotti MAF 3580HP Sprayer.

The Mazzotti MAF range of self-propelled sprayers has been updated and extended for 2021. A fully-owned subsidiary of John Deere operating from its base in Ravenna, Italy, Mazzotti focuses on building self-propelled sprayers that offer high customer value.

For 2021 the existing MAF 2580 (2500-litre capacity), 3180 (3000-litre) and 3580 (3500-litre) models will feature multiple upgrades, including a new solution system, a new wider range of spray booms, John Deere spray controls and a new John Deere-sourced operator station.

The MAF range will also see the addition of a new compact high-capacity machine, the MAF 4080. This features a chassis with a longer wheelbase to enable the larger 4000-litre solution tank to be carried, while maintaining the ideal 50/50 weight distribution achieved by the smaller MAF models.

To learn more about the Self Propelled Sprayer offering from both Mazzotti & John Deere and see them demonstrated on the runway then join us on Monday 2nd November.

The Postcode for the event is DN20 9NN (near Redbourne, N Lincs. by kind permission of Day Farms)

This will be a COVID sensible outdoor event and to help us in the organisation we ask you to complete the form by clicking the link below, confirming your attendance.


Also note *

Take Action – From Feb 2021 all SF3000 & SF6000 receivers will require software updates to enable them to continue picking up SF1, SF2 & SF3 correction signals.

Anyone attending this event can bring along their receivers to have them updated free of charge.


Looking forward to seeing you there.

Scam Warning – Change of Banking Details Scam Emails

We have been informed that a malicious party has emailed a number of our customers stating that our bank details have changed. This is not the case and our banking details have not changed. The email is a scam which is designed to take payment from customers and sending it into the scammers bank instead of our own. If you have received the email, please delete it.


If you are unsure and want to confirm our details before sending any payments, we would recommend speaking to our accounts departments who will be able to confirm the correct details for you.


Please be vigilant and we’re always here to confirm details.

Our New Shotgun Cartridge Pricelist is now available

RFS Cartridge Pricelist WITH CLAYS 4 9 2020 for web

We stock Hull Cartridge and Gamebore at our branches ensuring we have just the cartridge you need. Our latest pricelist with a number of new cartirdges for sale is available to download using the link above and it contains all the cartridges we stock throughout the group at some very attractive prices. Please contact your local parts department to stock up this season.


Quadtrac vs. RFS Farmsight

One of our customers wanted John Deere AutoTrac fitting to his Case Quadtrac as well as collecting all the work data from the tractor and sending it wirelessly into his MyJohnDeere Operations Centre account. Jack and Andy from our Farmsight team were more than happy to help.

We fitted a 4640 display in the cab as well as a Starfire SF6000 receiver onto the tractor before fitting an AutoTrac bridge kit to enable the set-up to use the Quadtrac’s own steering valve. The addition of a RTK signal completed the set-up for the highest accuracy possible. To make things even better, we currently have John Deere’s “Connect the Fleet” promotion going on which helped the customer make substantial savings on their investment. Set-up tested and everything is working perfectly. If there is a way to do it, our Farmsight team will find a way!


If you have a challenge for the team let us your local area sales manager or local branch now and somebody from Farmsight will get in touch.


4 Unbeatable Guidance Upgrade Offers

Unbeatable Guidance Offers

Click the link above to download the latest guidance offers from John Deere. These offers include savings on Starfire 6000 receivers, SF3 subcriptions, 4240 Displays and 4640 Displays.


If you have a Starfire iTC receiver, now is the time to contact us regarding an upgrade! To get in touch please contact our Farmsight department by speaking to your local branch.





Silage Specials

We know how important good quality silage can be. So to help with this years grass season harvest we have some very competitive deals available on a number of new and ex-demonstration machines. 

John Deere

324A Mounted Mower Conditioner – From £9,550.00

328A Mounted Mower Conditioner – From £11,000.00

Ex Demo F441R Fixed Chamber Round Baler – Call us for details

Ex Demo C441r Wrapper Baler – Call us for details

Ex Demo V461R Variable Chamber Baler – From £37,000.00

Ex Demo L1533 Large Square Baler Twin Axle – Call us for details

L1533 Large Square Baler Single Axle – Call us for details


We also have some very competitive finance offers available for our John Deere Silage Specials including:

Balers 0+36 MONTHLY PAYMENTS Commencing July 2020 @ 0%*

Mower Conditioners 2 + 22 MONTHLY PAYMENTS @ 0%*


*The finance offer is available for business users in the UK only.  The offer is available until further notice.  Finance is limited to 50% of retail value.  Rates/payments may vary to reflect changes in tax and cost of funds.  VAT where applicable.  An administration fee will be charged.  We may withdraw this offer at any time.  Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

Finance provided by John Deere Bank S.A., a bank registered in Luxembourg under no. B74106 supervised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Luxembourg and trading as ‘John Deere Financial’ from its UK Branch at JDF House, Meteor Court, 43 Barnet Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3GG, UK.   For further information contact your local John Deere dealer.



SW 1114C Square Bale Wrapper – From £7,950.00

SW 4014 Trailed Square & Round Bale Wrapper – Call us for details

RW1110C Static Round Bale Wrapper c/w ‘e-Twin’ Technology – Call us for details



Ex Demo 60.8 Wheeled Loader – Call us for details

Ex Demo 35.8T Wheeled Loader – Call us for details

Ex Demo KT356 Telehandler – Call us for details


For details please contact your local area sales manager or local branch.

Introducing RFS Finance Ltd. – Your new Financing Partner


We are pleased to introduce RFS Finance Ltd, recently formed and  operating as a trading company as a member of the Ripon Farm Services Group of Companies. For many years Ripon Farm Services have been able offer bespoke funding facilities through John Deere Financial and other specialist finance providers. We have now brought this valued facility in-house and can now offer you some of the most competitive rates available in the UK Agricultural market today.

Many of you will already know the faces that are behind RFS Finance as Andrew Brown and Andrew Wells have worked side by side with RFS for over 25 years. In recent years they have been joined by Jonathan Brown to help compliment the team and keep us at the forefront of all the technology that our funding partners are constantly bringing to the market. So not only do we have over 50 years of experience we have the exuberance of youth, thus allowing us to connect with every generation of your business.

With time at a premium and social distancing rules to adhere to, technological improvements now enable us, if you require, to complete your finance documents by E-Sign and E-mail. However, we will never forget our traditional values and the importance of a one-to-one meeting on your farm.

With funding lines with many funding providers, as well as John Deere Finance, we are we able to offer manufacturer’s subsidised finance packages on all machinery sold within the RFS Group plus we can also fund purchases you may make from any 3rd party suppliers. We provide all means of funding for your purchase, from the traditional Hire Purchase and Lease, to more bespoke products such as Contract hire and Operating Lease.

For anything that doesn’t have wheels or isn’t pulled behind a tractor we can also offer a Loan facility.

We would be delighted to discuss whatever you have in mind, be it a diversification project to a livestock purchase, we can even assist with that large unexpected tractor repair bill. Just give one of us call or ask your local RFS machinery specialist to get us to ring you.

We are always happy to help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement











Amendment to Covid-19 Group Risk Assessment


With the latest Government Regulations on Face coverings for all retail indoor shop areas from 24 July 2020 the following changes to our shop areas are listed below.

All customer’s entering our indoor retail areas must wear a face covering. This may be a mask, perspex face shields’ scarfs or any cloth which covers the mouth and nose.  We have face coverings available to purchase at each of our sites should you require one.

We also recognise that some people are unable to wear them due to hidden medical needs or if they are under the age of eleven and we will not interrogate our customers to confirm health conditions which would exempt them from wearing the masks.

The Government has made clear that it is the Police who enforce the wearing of face coverings, not our staff.  In short, it is down to yourselves as to whether you can wear a mask.

We will continue to follow social distancing within our sites and minimise the people permitted into our retail shop areas.  Please work with our staff to ensure both your safety and theirs.  The social distancing measures are assessed on a site by site basis.

We have hand sanitiser for our customers to use when entering the shop.

For those who still do not feel comfortable to come into our shop, please discuss with us ways we can support you.

Many thanks for your continued custom.



Original Guidelines posted 23rd of March 2020

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020 we are tightening controls at our depots.





  • Face to face contact is to be kept to an absolute minimum
  • No more than 2 people in the same room at the same time
  • Adherence to the 2-metre social distancing guidance
  • All non-essential travel has been suspended
  • No Farm and site visits without customer permission
  • Supplier visits to only occur if agreed in advance



  • Doors to the depots will be locked although restricted access continues to be allowed
  • Where possible please phone ahead – employees will be available over the phone for all depots
  • A maximum of 2 people will be allowed entry into the depot at the same time
  • 2-metre social distancing to be observed at all times within the depot
  • Parts will be arranged to be left in a ‘safe area’ for collection
  • Parts delivery will only be made to customers if prior arrangements have been made and agreed – social distancing measures to be followed eg agreed safe place to leave the parts
  • Parts counter, phones and card terminals cleaned regularly



  • Sales professionals will be working from home with visits to the depot only when necessary
  • Business to operate remotely via phone, text, email, social media
  • Prior to any farm visit all customers will be contacted by phone to agree a safe time and place to meet
  • Appointments, farm and site visits will be available if mutually agreed between the sales team and customers
  • Machine inspections to be concluded at agreed location (no direct contact)
  • All demonstrations postponed until further notice



  • On farm and in depot repairs and breakdowns will continue to be supported.
  • Disposable gloves will be worn at all times and points of contact need to be cleaned pre and post repair
  • All service vehicles will be issued with cleaning products subject to availability
  • Service managers and service administrators may move to home working
  • Social distancing must be observed

December Newsletter

Our December newsletter is available to view. This month we talk about all the latest John Deere machinery including the new 6M, 7R, 8R/8RT & 8RX as well as the 4140i/4150i sprayer and Mazzotti sprayer. We are now dealers for the Tilly trailer pass and we have a feature on what the Tilly pass offers. This month our branch focus moves North to Stockton too. There are plenty of offers and products also advertised so have a look and you might even find something perfect for Christmas. To view simply click the link below:

RFS December Newsletter Online

to download click the link below:

December RFS Newsletter 2019