A great day for all at the fantastic Discover AGCO event in Birmingham's NEC.
On the 27th February 2014 Highwood attended the Discover AGCO event in Birmingham. Coach travel to and from the event was provided allowing a group of customers from Dorset and Somerset to attend alongside the Highwood staff.
Over 7000 people attended AGCO's 2 day event, showcasing new machinery and products. A new product which was released at the DIscover AGCO event was a new Front Axle Suspension system which is now an available option for the 5600 series of tractors.
Also in attendance, and readily available for direct discussions, were a large...
Pre-season fertiliser spreader inspections in conjunction with Amazone Ltd.
In preparation for this coming year's fertiliser spreading season Highwood, in conjunction with Amazone Ltd, is running two Spreader Service Clinics and you are cordially invited to bring your Amazone Fertiliser Spreader along for a pre-season inspection at either of our depots on the following dates:
Yeovil - Tuesday 18th February, 2014
Dorchester - Thursday 20th February, 2014
Your machine will receive a 20 point service check looking, in particular, at the condition of the spreading discs, shutter balance, agitation, gearbox and gearbox oil levels,...
Get ready to discover AGCO at the machinery show of the year!
A new concept from AGCO, an agricultural machinery show, showcasing the world of solutions from AGCO, supported by a programme of agricultural seminars from leading speakers on a range of stimulating topics.
Demonstrating their commitment to the farming industry, AGCO are putting on their biggest and best show yet at the NEC in Birmingham.
This major event will showcase the largest display of AGCO machinery and equipment that has ever been brought together for the UK and Ireland, with:
Big congratulations to Dave Turner, Service Technician at Highwood's Yeovil Branch.
Dave has just celebrated an incredible fifty years as a Technician at our Yeovil Depot. In 1966 Dave graduated from college with a 1st Class certificate in Agricultural machinery, maintenance and repair and had the original certificates to show us. Dave has some fascinating stories to tell, “Over fifty years you get to meet all kinds of people and machinery” Dave said, “I actually retired two years ago but I like to keep my hand in and my mind active. I remember how I used to race around the countryside with my colleague, Salesman Jim Tooze,...
In conjunction with Amazone and Massey Ferguson, Highwood have recently held a very successful Cultivation demonstration on land kindly donated by Mr Brian Lock.
A full range of Amazone’s cultivation and drilling equipment, including the Catros compact disc harrow and the Cenius mulch cultivator plus the Cirrus 4002 cultivator drill, the Citan 6000 solo seed drill and the Cayena tine seeder, were all available for the many farmers and contractors that attended.
The Citan and Cayena drills were of particular interest due to their ability to reduce grass and weed germination due to their minimal disturbance of any stale seedbed at...
Massey Ferguson tractors supplied by Highwood used in X-Factor TV ad campaigns.
For the second year running a Massey Ferguson tractor supplied by Highwood has been used in one of the official X-Factor ad break videos. This year the £2.5 million TV Campaign for Yeo Valley features a fake boyband called The Churned, who sing about the wonders of country farming:
Last year the Yeo Valley ad created something of a phenomenon, stealing the limelight from Simon Cowell's wannabes on the X Factor by running a two-minute rap video during the ad breaks that featured a bunch of young, posh, Barbour-wearing "farmers":
Highwood have a long association with Honda, and are the main Dealer for groundscare equipment operating from branches in Yeovil and Dorchester branches.
Nick Green operations Director of Highwood was pleased to present to Andrew Hall a new Honda HRX476QX 19" roller Mower on the 10th November.
Honda ran a competition throughout the UK to find the oldest lawnmower. Andrew's Ransome 1902 mower described by Andrew as the size of a mini won the competition.
Highwood is an authorised Honda Dealer.