The contracting enterprise started early 1960’s with an early Massey Harris 701 square baler which had its own engine. Then there was the Massey Ferguson combine harvester, bagger model and the Massey Ferguson potato harvester.

For any contracting enquiries, contact Stuart or John on 01244 300321 or farming@ardenschester.co.uk


Nowadays our contracting machinery inventory consists of:

      • CAT 311 + blade – 13 tonnes tracked 360 digger
      • CAT 304 + blade – 5 tonnes tracked 360 digger
      • CAT 302 + blade – 3 tonnes tracked 360 digger

      • John Deere 6215 tractor with front linkage
      • John Deere 6155 tractor with front linkage
      • John Deere 6155 Front loader
      • John Deere 6130 Front loader
      • John Deere 6125 tractor

      • JD W650 22′ cut conventional Combine

      • Dowdeswell 6 furrow slatted board plough
      • Kuhn/Accord 3m combi drill
      • McConnell 5 leg shakerator and 3m roller
      • JF1355 Trailed forager 3m pick up
      • John Deere 1365 mower conditioner and swather
      • Claas Liner 2900 Liner twin rotor rake
      • Claas Volto 52 tedder
      • McHale F5400 roundbaler
      • McHale 991 BC roundbale wrapper

      • 12t Western Tandem axle rear discharge muck spreader
      • 12t Western Single axle rear discharge muck spreader
      • Single axle Tractor tyred 3000gall Vacuum tanker
      • Single Axle Tractor tired 1800 gall Vacuum tanker
      • Tandem Axle supersingle tyred 3000 gall Vacuum tanker

      • Spaldings heavy duty flail topper
      • McConnell PA5565 hedgecutter
      • Various Bailery 18t Tipper/Flat trailers

      • Chieftan Low Loader Trailer

      • Honda ATV and Slug pelleter

      • Static continuous flow Alvan Blanch Grain drier and rotary cleaning plant
      • Claas 9055 Scorpion Telescopic loader

      • Bateman 24 metre sprayer

      • Amazone S500 ZA-M1500 Bag Muck Spinner