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28th May 2019

Chandlers appointed Bogballe fertiliser broadcaster dealers

We are very pleased to announce that Chandlers have been appointed Bogballe fertiliser broadcaster dealers with immediate effect. The well known range of Danish manufactured Bogballe spreaders will be available from all of Chandlers depots. With models of fertiliser spreader to suit every application from smaller, simple hydraulic controlled spreaders, up to the range topping ISOBUS electronic control spreaders with variable application rate and variable section control spreader, and huge appilcation rates up to 650 kg/min and hopper sizes up to 6,000kg, there is a spreader to suit your requirements. Please speak to our team for more information and visit www.bogballe.com

22nd February 2019

Show Dates 2019

Come along and meet the team from Chandlers at the following events in 2019, we will always have the kettle on !

11th January 2019

Rob Perry promoted to position of Manitou Sales Product Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Rob Perry has been promoted to the position of Manitou Sales Product Specialist. Rob will be well known to many of our customers, having previously been Chandlers product demonstrator, and brings a wealth of product knowledge and experiance to the role. If you would like a demonstration of a Manitou product then please let Rob or your local area salesman know and they will be pleased to arrange for you to see one of our fleet of new Manitou telehandlers on your farm.

Rob is pictured below with Manitou UK sales director - Peter Smyth (left) and Glyn Wallace (right) Manitou UK area territory manager at the LAMMA Show 2019 on the occassion of his appointment.

2nd January 2019

Manitou telehandlers and lifting equipment now available at Chandlers

Manitou telehandlers and lifting equipment will now be available from Chandlers as of the start of 2019. With a huge range of models of telehandler to suit every application, including side-by-side and pivot steer models.

Established in 1958, Manitou exclusively produce materials handling equipment. Manitou products have industry leading comfort, controls, performance and handling capacity, tailored specifically to the needs of the farmer. With excellent service support and comprehensive warranty options and sales of more than 4000 machines in the UK in 2018, we are very proud to have been awarded this excellent franchise. Speak to your local area salesman to arrange your on farm demonstration.

20th November 2018

Chandlers appointed Maschio, Gaspardo, Sky & Strautmann dealers.

Chandlers have formed a new partnership with OPICO to supply the full range of Maschio, Gaspardo, SKY and Strautmann ranges of equipment. This builds on the very successful relationship we have supplying the HE-VA cultivation range and OPICO range of grassland maintenance equipment and mobile grain dryers.

OPICO headquarters are at Bourne in Lincolnshire, central to our area, and well placed to provide the highest level of sales, service and parts supports for our customers. OPICO have product specialists dedicated to each of these ranges of equipment, to provide the first-hand technical knowledge to support our team.

Maschio Gaspardo are a well-established leader in the production of rotary cultivators, power harrows, flails & mulchers, precision planters, cereal seed drills, combination cultivator-drills, flail-mowers and ploughs. With an annual turnover of more than €350 million, and 11 production sites employing more than 1,800 worldwide, they have the capacity to deliver the right products for your farm.

Sky-Agriculture Seed Drills provide high capacity drilling solutions for all soil conditions and cultivation systems. The Sky MaxiDrill enables drilling on ploughed, deep and shallow cultivated soil and, in good conditions, directly into uncultivated soils. The Sky EasyDrill is specifically designed as a no-till direct drill but works equally well in minimum tillage conditions, on consolidated ploughed soil and when drilling into cover crops.

Strautmann, established over 80 years ago, has developed market leading expertise in the fields of livestock feeding, forage harvesting and muck spreading, with a market leading range of mixer wagons – the Verti-Mix range for all your ration feeding requirements both trailed and self-propelled.

Press release from OPICO

Opico Maschio Gaspardo Sky Agriculture Strautmann HE-VA




13th June 2018

HE-VA & Valtra working demonstration events 2018 - everyone welcome at Chandlers Opico HE-VA working demo days on the 3rd, 4th & 5th July 2018. There will be a wide range of HE-VA cultivation equipment along with tractors across the full range of Valtra and Fendt in use. Hot & Cold Refreshments. Free Parking. Please contact your local area salesman for further information.

15th May 2018

Professional GroundsCare Open Day - Chandlers Belton - 15th May 2018. 10am to 4.30pm. Special Offers on a wide range of demonstration and stock groundscare equipment. Wide range of equipment on display and available for test drive. Manufacturers product specialists on hand to answer your questions and provide advice. Hot and cold refreshments. Everyone welcome. Also visit our Country Stores for a day of special offers.



Opico HE-VA Demo Days 2017 4th, 5th and 6th July 2017 - Full range of HE-VA tillage machinery available for demonstration. Valtra T4 and N4 series tractors, Fendt and Challenger available to test drive. Everyone welcome, hot refreshments all day.


Chandlers are holding a roadshow to launch the brand new MF7700 series tractor - at a location near you - from the 30th June to the 10th July 2015. Details on the flyer below. Please come along to test drive the full range of Massey Ferguson tractors including the new MF7700 series in a selection of specification and transmission options. We will have on hand the Massey Ferguson representitive and light refreshments. 10.00am to 3.00pm daily.

MF7700 Series Tractor Launch - July 2015


Chandlers are pleased to anounce that we have been appointed Stihl & Viking agents from our Belton, Spilsby and Lutterworth depots. We will have a large stock of the full range of products from all three depots, and can order for you any Stihl & Viking products from their wide range of high quality and professional forestry, grasscare and ground maintenance equipment. Contact your local salesman, or our parts team at our Belton, Spilsby, or Lutterworth depots for a competitive price on all your Stihl & Viking equipment requirements.

Stihl Chainsaws, Brushcutters and power equipment Stihl Viking Lawnmowers, & Shredders


Take a 'Virtual' Interactive Tour of Chandlers Depots. Walk around using Google Streetview technology our Agricultural, Vehicle and Country Stores departments without even leaving your armchair. Walk about our Belton depot Agricultural Yard, browse our Chandlers Belton Car Showroom and used vehicles display, and take a look around our Country Stores at Belton, Horncastle, Spilsby & Barnack depots. Check our our Chandlers Lutterworth depot parts department and tractor showroom.


Chandlers BRAND NEW Lutterworth Depot is holding a Grand Opening Show on the 7th & 8th March, at Arkwright Hill Ind. Park, Lutterworth Road, Cosby, Leics. LE9 1RH. Everyone is welcome at our opening event show. A full line up of our manufacturers will be present with large displays of machinery, both new and used, with manufacturers representitives on hand to answer any product questions you may have. Special Show Days only offers on Parts, Service and New & Used machinery. Come along to grab a great opening offer. Refreshments will be provided. Come along and meet our team in the area, following our recent apointment as dealers for Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger & CAT in the area, along with a wide range of machinery from leading suppliers, (Kuhn, Lemken, Opico He-Va, AS trailers, Chafer, McConnel, Berthoud, Yamaha and many more). If you have not had your personal invitation in the post, please download our Lutterworth Depot invitation brochure, and come along to recieve a warm welcome at our new premises, and find out how Chandlers may be of service.

Click here to download your invitation to the Chandlers Lutterworth Open Days on the 7th & 8th March 2013 - Everyone Welcome



AGCO have launched a brand new iPad and iPhone app for the AGCOMMAND tractor, combine and baler telemetry system. To make it even easier to keep track of the location, performance, servicing and output of your Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger, tractor, combine or baler, the AGCOMMAND app has been launched to run on your iPhone, or iPad. Making this telemetry truly portable will allow much greater flexibility and convenience so the farmer or farm manager, can keep up to date on progress with his fleet of machinery while getting about the farm, and getting on with other important farm tasks. Read all about the new iPhone and iPad AGCOMMAND app on the www.used-massey-tractors.com/blog


Massey Ferguson launch the brand new MF5600 series tractors at the EIMA show. The replacement for the popular Massey Ferguson 5400 series tractors was launched at the EIMA Show in Italy on the 7th November 2012. Find out all about the brand new 5600 range of Massey Ferguson tractors at Chandlers blog. The three new models launched were the 85hp MF5608, 95hp MF5609, and 105hp MF5610. With compact and powerful, fuel efficient 3 cylinder SISU diesel engines, that meet the Tier 3b emmission regulations, the MF5600 series tractors with MF7600 style cabs and styling are sure to be popular replacements. New features include : brake activated de-clutching (for loader work), right hand gear shift on the loader joystick, and autodrive on the optimised Dyna-4 transmission.


Chandlers Bugle Magzine 2012

Visit the AGCO Blog
Visit the AGCO Blog about MF, Fendt and Challenger


Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd. feature in an in depth dealer profile in the popular 'National Farmer' digital online magazine - pages 21-36, (readership 43,988), click here to download your FREE copy of the National Farmer - March 2012 magazine, and read all about what Chandlers have been up to lately. If you prefer you can download just the Chandlers dealer profile pages in .pdf format by clicking here

Chandlers Dealer Profile in the National Farmer Digital MagazineChandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd - feature in the March 2012 edition in an in depth Company Profile Chandlers AGCO Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger Parts advert accompanying Dealer profile


Chandlers spring 2012 Bugle magazine 'out now' click here for your advanced digital copy

Click here to download your digital copy of the Chandlers Bugle Magazine - Spring 2012

Find out about all the latest news and events from Chandlers, product & service offers, read all about it in the 57th edition of the Chandlers Bugle Magazine.



Chandlers lauch a new era in parts supply with the BRAND NEW www.fendt-parts.co.uk and www.challenger-parts.co.uk online retail websites. With the recent launch of the two new Chandlers parts websites, you can now buy your Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger parts online, by selecting from the online parts books, and checking our stock to guarantee immediate delivery. Visit our new websites to see for yourself how easy it is to pick the parts you require and buy online at either www.massey-parts.co.uk, www.fendt-parts.co.uk or www.challenger-parts.co.uk


Click here to try out the new way to buy parts online at www.fendt-parts.co.uk



AEA (Agricultural Engineering Association) advice on the introduction of 'Sulphur Free Gas Oil'. Copied here is a report drawn up by Chris Evans of the AEA, regarding the need for "good housekeeping for fuel" with the introduction of new 'Sulphur Free Gas Oil' from the 1st Jan 2011; although in practice this is applicable for any fuel supplied in the last couple of weeks as fuel suppliers gear up to meet the deadline for the new legislation on the 1st Jan 2011.

........."From 1 January 2011 the red diesel supplied for use in agricultural tractors and vehicles will contain lower levels of sulphur and will commonly be referred to as ‘sulphur free gas oil’ by fuel suppliers. Red diesel presently can contain 1000 parts per million of sulphur but there is a new requirement (EU Directive 2009/30/EC) that it must contain no more than 10 milligrams of sulphur per kilogram of fuel.

This change is coincident with the introduction of new Stage IIIB engines to meet the emissions regulations and these engines will require lower sulphur fuels to ensure that control systems will not be damaged.

It is not yet known whether the fuel refiners and distributors will supply road quality diesel that has been marked (dyed red) or a separate fuel of slightly different quality (also dyed red) with a lower cetane level but in either event the fuel will actually be more refined than the present red diesel and of itself should provide no performance issues.

However the fuel specification for road diesel permits suppliers to add biofuels up to 7% and users need to be aware of possible issues arising from this. Basically what is required is a higher standard of housekeeping on the parts of those storing the fuel and an understanding of problems that could arise.

The oxidation stability of this fuel will be poorer than that of current gas oil. Over time oxidation can precipitate solids with potential to block filters in fuel distribution systems or in vehicle fuel systems. To minimise the likelihood of this occurring, it is recommended that users take particular care to ensure a fuel turnover period of once every 6 months and, in any event, no longer than once every 12 months.

Sulphur free gas oil containing biodiesel will also be more prone to bacterial contamination than current gas oil. Bacterial growth can also potentially result in blockage of fuel filters and increased corrosion. Prolonged use of contaminated fuel could result in damage to engines. Bacterial growth can be prevented by eliminating water from fuel storage tanks and conducting monthly checks that tanks remain free of water. Where a bacterial growth outbreak has occurred, this can be addressed either by emptying and cleaning the tanks, or by seeking specialist help to tackle the outbreak with biocide additives and filtering.

Sulphur free gas oil containing biodiesel is a better solvent than current gas oil. As a result it may pick up deposits already in fuel storage and dispensing systems and in fuel tanks. To prevent those deposits from blocking filters, a one-time replacement of storage tank and vehicle fuel filters, outside the regular service interval, after 2 to 3 tank throughputs of sulphur free gas oil is recommended.

Fuel seals in sight gauges on older fuel storage tanks may be incompatible with sulphur free gas oil, irrespective of whether it contains biodiesel, and may require replacing. Users should examine sight gauges following the switchover to sulphur free gas oil. If there are signs of leakage they will need a one-off replacement of these seals. If they are having fuel storage tanks serviced in advance of the introduction of sulphur free gas oil, it would be worth their while getting fuel seals replaced as a precaution.

One final observation is that subject to supply heating oil may continue to be supplied at 1000ppm sulphur (this depends on the willingness of refiners and distributors to continue to supply it). Users would need to have separate storage for the two types of fuel and under no circumstances should these be mixed. Modern engines could be adversely affected by anyone illegally using this fuel and vehicles equipped with Tier IIIB engines could suffer significant damage".................

Contact: Chris Evans AEA, Tel 01733 207609, economics@aea.uk.com for any further information you may require.


Congratulations to Kevin Dobney of Chandlers Holbeach Service department on his position as finalist in the Massey Ferguson Technician of the Year Award 2010. Against strong competition from dealers across the UK Kevin was eventually placed joint runner up in the closely fought competition. AGCO Massey Ferguson Technician of the Year award is supported by Draper Tools. Kevin (right) is pictured below with Nigel Bean (left), Chandlers Group Service Manager congratulating him on his excellent achievement, at the recent awards ceremony.


Win a Massey Ferguson combine for use during the 2011 harvest. Enter the online competition from Massey Ferguson and the Farmers Weekly to win the use of a Massey Ferguson combine for the 2011 season (terms and conditions apply). In recognition of the amalgamation of the Massey Ferguson Harvesting Manufacturing facilities and the purchase of Laverda by AGCO Massey Ferguson are running a competition for the use of a Massey Ferguson combine for the 2011 harvest...... ENTER NOW !....

Win a Massey Ferguson Combine - click here to enter the competition Massey Ferguson Pure Gold HarvestingWin a Brand New Massey Ferguson Combine for the 2011 season



Congratulations to local Chandlers customer, Andrew Rees from Gaulby Lodge Farm, Kings Norton, Leicester on winning the prestigious Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year Award. Andrew farms 150ha of arable and grassland, near Kings Norton, Leicester, along with a 125 head dairy heard. Chandlers are pleased to support his enterprise supplying a fleet of Massey Ferguson tractors.

Read more about Andrews award by following these links

Massey Ferguson report on Andrew Rees - Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year 2010

Farmers Weekly report on Andrew Rees - Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year 2010

Chandlers local customer Andrew Rees - Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year 2010


Chandlers awarded Best Trade Stand at the recent British National Ploughing Championships. Held at Grange-de-Lings near Lincoln, Chandlers show team, including Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger and CAT merchandising, were awarded the Best Trade Stand. On display were Massey Ferguson and Fendt tractors, and on the demo plot was a MF6480 and Lemken slatted plough, and a MF6499 and on-land/ in furrow Lemken plough. Come and see for yourself our trade stand at the shows and events in 2011, for a warm welcome for all the family. Show photos.


Great out of season finance offers from Kuhn Finance. Click on the image below to find out about the great 0% finance offers on Kuhn equipment this autumn

Kuhn Finance 0% schemes Q4 - 2010


For all the latest news from Massey Ferguson, check out the latest edition of NEWS@MF online magazine. Click on the link here for the NEWS@MF magazine, for the Summer/Autumn 2010 edition

Click here for the latest edition of NEWS@MF the online magazine from Massey Ferguson


Take a look at the BRAND NEW Chandlers Massey Parts website, at www.massey-parts.co.uk Parts can be selected for the model of Massey Ferguson tractor, from exploded line drawings of the assemblies, and in the future will be searchable by AGCO part number from our extensive stocks of Massey Ferguson parts, which can then be dispatched by your method of choice. All Massey Ferguson parts enquiries welcome, for the UK, Europe and Worldwide despatch.


Example page from the BRAND NEW Chandlers Massey Parts retail online website


Chandlers Spilsby depot apprentice Andrew Smith wins the coveted Massey Ferguson Apprentice Technician of the year 2010. Andrew Smith beat strong national competition on the extremely competitive Massey Ferguson Apprentice technician scheme, to become MF apprentice technician of the year 2010 for his Chandlers Spilsby depot. Chandlers would like to congratulate him on this excellent achievement.

Andrew Smith Chandlers Farm Equipment Apprentice, Spilsby Depot is congratulated by Morten Morrel College Principal Ioan Morgan on winning the MF apprentice of the year for the level two group


Invitations go out to the Chandlers Barnack Field Demonstration day 2010. Come along to the Chandlers Barnack field day 2010 on the 17th June, and test drive a wide range of Massey Ferguson tractors coupled up to tillage equipment from Lemken; ploughs, discs and tine cultivators. Also on display and in use will be the Challenger MT765C with the impressive Lemken Karat 6m tine cultivator.

If you are interested in GPS self steering systems, the AGCO TopCon Autoguide II system will be on display and in use, and expert advice will be on hand for those thinking of installing this type of system on their farm. The Topcon system is available factory fitted on Massey Ferguson and Challenger tractors, and can be supplied to fit onto any make of tractor or self propelled sprayer, in-fact anything you want to go in a straight line ! Look forward to seeing you there.

Click on the invitation above to download a printable .pdf version of the invitation for Chandlers Barnack Field Day 2010.


Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd. celebrate 75 years of serving the Farming community with cake and the launch of the brand new website www.used-massey-tractors.com exclusively for the sale of second hand MF tractors. Everyone at Chandlers enjoyed some appropriately decorated cakes to celebrate Chandlers incorporation on 14th May 1935. Chandlers would like to thank all our customers, past, present and future for their business over the last 75 years and are looking forward to the next 75 ! With this in mind, Chandlers launched their brand new website for easy browsing of used Massey Ferguson tractor stock on this historic day, to keep the company at the forefront of modern technology. Take a look we hope that you will like it.

Chandlers www.used-massey-tractors.com website - click here to visit the brand new website

Chandlers www.used-massey-tractors.com  website homepage

Chandlers, incorporated on 14th May 1935 had a birthday cake (or a dozen) to celebrate
The Chandlers 75th birthday cake


Sleaford Wheelers Cycling Club visit Chandlers Belton depot for a team photo in the new Chandlers Mitsubishi Team Kit. Popular local cycling club The Sleaford Wheelers show off their brand new team kit supported by Chandlers Mitsubishi, calling into the Chandlers Belton depot for a team photo. Sleaford Wheelers riders can be seen riding throughout Lincolnshire, in training and local competitions. Visit www.sleafordwheelers.co.uk for more information on joining or supporting the club.




Chandlers Agricultural Sales Team at the LAMMA Show 2010, celebrating 75 years of serving the local farming community. At the LAMMA Show 2010 Chandlers had on display products from Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger and CAT, with an indoor display from Chandlers used Massey Ferguson division www.used-massey-tractors.com.

Chandlers Agricultural Sales Team at LAMMA Show 2010, from left to right Tony Armstrong, Paul Kettle, Graham Peall, Graham Leach, Rob Perry, Gary Merchant, Andrew Elms, Terry Dixon, Ken Early, Clive Barber, Gavin Pell, Howard Pell, Andy Sherriff, Ian Sharpe

Also displayed on the stand were commercial vehicles from Mitsubishi, with the Vehicles sales team also celebrating 75 years of supplying vehicles to the local rural community.

Chandlers Vehicles Sales Team at LAMMA Show 2010

Chandlers Stand at the LAMMA Show 2010 with MF, Fendt, Challenger, CAT and Mitsubishi



Chandlers receive recognition from Massey Ferguson for industry leading levels of Sales, Service and Parts customer service in their Red Line magazine. Chandlers were featured recently in Red Line the dealer magazine for Massey Ferguson for their success in sales, service and parts support for Massey Ferguson products. The article also goes on to mention the UK first of Chandlers achieving the 5 star level of AGCO dealer standards for Massey Ferguson in 2009, a rigorous set of world wide standards for best practices for sales, service and parts customer service.

Chandlers in the Massey Ferguson Red Line Magazine.pdf


John Harvey wins the prestigious Challenger Service Technician of the year. Chandlers Belton service technician John Harvey has been awarded by AGCO the highly coveted Challenger Service Technician of the year award 2009. The award was made by Robert Todd of AGCO at the recent awards ceremony in recognition of the outstanding level of customer service and technical knowledge on the Challenger tracked tractors. John was well supported in his achievement by the service team at Chandlers, including Belton Workshop Manager Clive Swingler, and Chandlers Group Service Manager Nigel Bean. Together they have played an important role in achieving the highest level of AGCO dealer standards for Challenger, 5 star, also a first for a UK dealer.

John Harvey (left) from Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd. receiving his award for Challenger Service Technician of the year from Robert Todd (right) of AGCO


ChandlersMF YouTube goes live. Visit ChandlersMF on YouTube for an explanation of the DynaVT constantly variable transmission, and other videos, updated regularly.

Click here to visit the ChandlersMF YouTube channel for all the latest videos from Chandlers Farm Equipment Ltd


Chandlers Farm Equipment joins Facebook. For all the latest news & events see Chandlers on FACEBOOK, click on the logo below, and become a fan, so you get regular notifications of the upcoming events.

Click here to visit the Chandlers Facebook Page - to see photos and videos of the latest news and events from Chandlers


LAMMA Show 2009 a huge success for AGCO with the launch of the new MF8690 on show for the first time in the UK, resplendent in its new brighter MF red & traditional Ferguson Grey. LAMMA Show 2009 attracted record crowds with an estimate attendance of over 40,000 people over the two days according to LAMMA Show Chairman Tony Lighton. Despite a poor weather forecast for the second day of the show (and some traffic issues - down simply to the volume of traffic), attendance was still excellent on the second day, on top of record crowds on day one. Show Chairman Tony Lighton confirmed that despite some rumours being discussed at the show, LAMMA Show was not and would never be for sale, and that LAMMA Show 2010 would be held at the excellent Newark Show ground and this would continue indefinitely - with hopefully greater co-operation from the local Police to assist in managing the traffic !

The mood at the show was positive, with the falling pound strengthening the export price of cereals, helpfully publicised at the show by Gleddals. Along with record crowds there were a record number of exhibitors, with all of Chandlers suppliers in attendance, displaying a huge quantity of tractors and machinery of all descriptions and sizes.

Chandlers show stand indoors in the Lady Eastwood Pavilion was the place to be on the second day when the inevitable January weather arrived.

The AGCO stand was supported by Chandlers with a merchandising trailer, supplying all types of branded clothing and toys from AGCO. This proved to be a great success, with a large number of customers from all over the country queuing up to buy branded clothing and toys keen to be seen associated with the always growing AGCO, and the strong brands they represent with Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger coats by far the most popular throughout the show.

On display for the first time in the UK was the award winning new MF8690, which judging by the muddy trampled ground surrounding it was the most viewed machine in the show ground. The MF8690 along with the rest of the tractor range were on display in their new colour scheme, of Ferguson Grey Chassis and Massy Red, in recognition of the founders of Massey Ferguson now more than 50 years ago.



Chandlers Fly the Flag for Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger. In celebration of a great year for all three franchises, Chandlers fly the flag for MF, Fendt and Challenger at all their branches.


Chandlers Roadshow 2008 proves to be a great success. Aimed at showing farmers North of Lincoln what Chandlers has to offer, the event proved a great success drawing both customers local to the site near to Nettleham and customers from as far afield as Boston, Stamford and Spalding. Despite cold weather and rain immediately prior to the event - which made ground conditions difficult - the event was well attended on both days with close to 400 people in all, including the students from Riseholme college as part of their agricultural engineering course. Demonstrations went ahead on the recently harvested sugar beet fields surrounding the site, with the chance for all to try out something different. Massey Ferguson displayed the Autoguide self steering system on a 6499 tractor with a He-Va combi-lift and disc roller cultivator and Challenger displayed the same system on an MT765B with the SMS Finisher F1. While Fendt displayed their grunty 4 cylinder 415 model with a Lemken 5 furrow plough. Customers and manufacturers alike were well fed and looked after with catering by B&S Catering - run by a local customer Stuart Ranby and his wife from Retford.

The prize draw for £100 of shop vouchers was won by Mr Michael Bates, of H. Bates & Son - Willingham-by-Stow who will have them in time for some last minute Christmas shopping ! On show there was plenty to look at with the full line up tractors from Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger, machinery from Kuhn, Lemken, Standen-Pearson, Lely Welger, McConnel, AS Trailers, SMS, Strautmann and Berthoud. There were also test drives in Subaru and Isuzu 4x4s, and horticultural interest with the line-up of compact tractors and RTVs from Kubota. It was commented that it was like a mini-LAMMA ! must have been something to do with the weather - which was cold but thankfully dry.

During the event a drivers clinic was run for MF, Fendt and Challenger, and interested parties had one on one instruction from the manufacturers area sales representatives getting to the bottom of some of the more technical aspects of tractor operation. Also on display at the event was Chandlers local area service manager Paul Cattermole and his mobile workshop. He was busy meeting customers who had not previously seen into the mobile workshop, and they were impressed by the set up, and range of jobs he could tackle on farm at the first visit, with a broad range of special service tools, laptop diagnostics and direct parts ordering via the internet. The only people busier than Paul, were local area salesmen Sean Stanfield and Ian Sharpe, who were flat out both days showing customers around the large amount of machinery on display, and taking orders !

Look out for coverage of the event in the January edition of the Farmers Guide magazine. Chandlers would like to thank Riseholme College and the University of Lincoln for their hospitality and kind use of their Lodge Farm Yard.



Group Equine Manager Felicity Hart competes in the 70.3 Ironman World Triathlon Championships. On Saturday 8th November, our group equine manager Felicity Hart competed for Great Britain in the 70.3 Ironman World Triathlon championships held in Clearwater, Florida, USA. Felicity competing in the elite women's professional ranks in her first World championships, following qualification earlier in the year in the St. Croix qualification round, came a very creditable 16th place against a world class field including the reigning world champion. Follow this link for a full race report for the Clearwater World Championships, and click here for a results sheet. All at Chandlers would like to congratulate her on this tremendous achievement.


The Chandlers Roadshow 2008 launched. The Chandlers Roadshow 2008 is to be held on the 25th and 26th of November from 9.00am until 4.00pm. Chandlers will be holding a Roadshow at Lodge Farm, Lodge Lane, Nettleham, Lincoln. LN2 2RS in association with Riseholme College, University of Lincoln. All are welcome to attend, and will be entered into a free prize draw for £100 of Chandlers Shop Vouchers, (one entry per household). On show will be the full range of products from Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger and Caterpillar, along with a wide range of implements and machinery from our franchised suppliers, from balers, to ploughs and hedgecutters, including all the latest models. Machinery manufacturers representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions about the products.

Ample free parking will be available, along with hot food and refreshments. Also incorporated in the event will be a drivers clinic for Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Challenger, held at 10am, 12pm and 2pm respectively, where the manufacturers product experts will take a questions and answers session on the technical aspects of tractor set up and usage, in order that young and old get the very best out of their AGCO products.

Also on show will be the range of diesel 4x4 vehicles from Subaru, Isuzu, Ssangyong and Diahatsu, all will be available for test drive. Find out for yourself how quiet and refined the new diesel is from Subaru and how economical it is for fuel usage.

"Listen out for our advert on Lincs FM - farming program on this Sunday morning".
Click here for a sneak preview of our radio advert

More details to follow shortly.


New Website Homepage. Chandlers new website homepage is up and running from the 16/10/08. Let us know what you think. If you have any comments or requests for what you would like from our website please contact us via the homepage comments form by clicking here.

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