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Over 50 John Deere tractors for Thoresby Estate

It was a pleasure to visit Thoresby Estate following the recent delivery of three brand new tractors, one 6175R and two 6155R tractors. The new additions take the total number of John Deere tractors bought by the Estate to over 50 since 2008! A huge thank you to Thoresby Farming for their continued custom.

20% off Draper Tools

We are offering 20% discount across all Draper Tools throughout May and June 2022! (Ripon Farm Services recommended Draper prices).

Visit your local branch to browse our offer of Draper products.

Valid from 1st May 2022 to 30th June 2022.

2022 Martin Lishman Grain Clinics

The dates of our annual Martin Lishman Grain Clinics have been confirmed for 2022.

  • Brigg (Westrum Lane, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 9EY), Tuesday 10th May 10am – 4pm
  • Market Weighton (Holme Road, Market Weighton, York, East Yorkshire, YO43 3EW), Wednesday 11th May 10am – 4pm

A great opportunity to test your moisture meters against known moisture samples and receive a certificate suitable for grain assurance schemes.

£15 per meter, £5 per additional probe.

STOLEN – Please Note!

We are aware that an increasing number of John Deere receivers and screens are being stolen from farms in our area.

Due to the ongoing electrical components shortage we cannot guarantee that we will be able to supply replacements in time for harvest, please be vigilant and ensure all kit is secure and locked.

For any advice on keeping receivers and screens secure contact our FarmSight team by emailing

Tractor Fest is back and we’re proud to support the event again this year

After a two-year break, the UK’s largest Tractor Festival is back – and it’s bigger than ever having been extended to three days in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Tractor Fest takes place at award-winning country house and gardens Newby Hall, North Yorkshire, over the Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend (Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June) when the UK will celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch. We, at Ripon Farm Services, are proud to be supporting the event again this year.

The three-day event will showcase thousands of vintage tractors and modern marques, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, lorries and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe.

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, this year’s festival will feature a display of 70-year-old Jubilee and Coronation vintage tractors, along with a display of 100 pre-1922 vintage tractors and 100 century–old stationary engines.

The show will also feature displays from specialist marque clubs and interest groups including the Marshall Club, Ford and Fordson and Ferguson, as well as working vintage machinery.

The vintage vehicle section will celebrate 100 years of the Auston 7, the ‘big car in miniature’ which dominated the UK motor market when it was first produced in 1922.  

In addition, a host of entertainment, crafts, food and drink make Tractor Fest a great family day out. Admission includes access to Newby’s award-winning gardens, adventure playground, dolls house and teddy bear exhibitions.  

Organiser the Yorkshire Vintage Association is predicting a bumper turnout over the June weekend. Chairman Kevin Watson said: “It is so good to be back this year after the enforced break and where better to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than at Newby Hall which was reserved for the Royal Family in the event of evacuation from London during World War II.

“Tractor Fest is a superb day out for families and our exhibitors get great pleasure from showcasing their tractors, engines and machinery, many of which have interesting histories and stories behind them.”

Other fun activities for families over the weekend include mini tractor driving, face painting, colouring, interactive exhibits and working machinery. There are also trade stands, crafts and a choice of street food.

WHEN?         Friday 3 June – Sunday 5 June 2022, 10am-5pm

WHERE?        Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire

COST              £16 for adults. £12 for children (4-16 years), under 4’s free. A family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £50.00

TICKETS        Available exclusively online

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Over 60 John Deere tractors for BHE Agricultural Contractors

Last week, BHE Agricultural Contractors in North Yorkshire took delivery of two brand new John Deere 6250R tractors to add to their fleet. The new additions take the total number of John Deeres bought by BHE, since they started out in 1983 to over 60 John Deere Tractors. 

It all began in 1983 when Simon Dunn, of BHE purchased his first John Deere machine, a round baler from the Malton branch. Then, in 1984 Simon purchased his first John Deere tractor, a 2140 2 wheel drive, of which he has fond memories. Over the years Simon has had John Deere mowers, balers and combines too, he’s currently running a T670 high capacity straw walker combine, which guarantees excellent grain and straw quality. Simon comments “The difference in the straw quality is paying for the combine, with more bales to the acre.”

Simon goes on to say “The John Deere product is strong, the machinery is reliable and efficient which is critical to guaranteeing our customers the right machine at the right time. John Deere have always stood behind their product and have never walked away from any issues. The machines deliver on performance and are marketable after use with a high residual value, the current tractors are the best tractors we’ve ever run.”

BHE Agricultural Contractors Ltd, in Sproxton, North Yorkshire have been providing efficient and trusted contracting services to farmers for over 35 years.

BHE through the years…

The new 6R 185: Champion on the Road

Road transport is part of the daily business for farmers and contractors and the new 6R 185 is specially designed for this purpose, scoring high for its economy. Just three months after its launch, John Deere’s powerful six-cylinder 6R 185 is officially the most fuel-efficient sub-250hp tractor on the road.

In the DLG PowerMix Transport Test 2.0, the new 6R 185 consumed only 355 g/kWh Diesel and 14 g/kWh DEF. Depending on regional diesel and DEF prices, this enables cost savings of up to €2.00/h during transport, meaning farmers and contractors can reduce their operating costs even further.

This makes the 6R 185 a born road tractor. With a low unladen weight of 7.9 tonnes, it delivers a maximum output of 234hp with IPM. In addition, the 6R 185 features the highly efficient AutoPowr™ transmission alongside a proven 6.8-litre PowerTech™ PVS engine.

With this result, the 6R 185 continues to build on its success in the 6R Series.

Previously, the 6R 250 achieved the best PowerMix test values ever measured in the 250hp plus performance class. As a result, the tractor is still the undisputed leader.

All John Deere tractors were tested according to the strict specifications of the demanding DLG PowerMix Transport Test at the DLG test centre in Groß-Umstadt. The test cycles on the road involve driving under typical operating conditions with low and high loads.