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Highwood attended Yeovil Show which returned in 2016

Highwood are pleased to attend The Dorset County Show 2015 on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September.

Highwood are pleased to attend The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show 2015 on Wednesday 19th August at Motcombe Turnpike Showground, SP7 9PL.

Nick Green, Operations Director of HIGHWOOD in Dorchester, was very pleased to hand over the keys to five Massey Ferguson 7600 series to prominent Dorset contractor Philip Trim of Philip Trim Contractors, Bere Regis.

These tractors are in addition to his current fleet of MF tractors and have replaced a 6490 and 8650 to bring him up to date with the latest MF product. This fleet purchase includes two 7626s, two 7620s and a 7618. Philip has tried other makes, but the class leading attributes in terms of fuel economy, output, power management, comfort and reliability have lead him to choose Massey Ferguson for this latest expansion of...

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.

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