Drainage Season

Drainage season is really upon us now. Every year is the same, working flat out on stubble fields after harvest. Our new plow is being put through its paces in Shropshire as I type, then its back closer to home before heading southward. With harvest delayed we have not a minute to spare


New workshop

Very pleased to announce that our new workshop and machinery store is starting to take shape. This is a big project for us and the first new building on our yard for over forty years. Hopefully before long we can be repairing and maintaining our plant in warmth with plenty of space.

Mastenbroek 40/20 Drainage Plow

Here are some pictures of our new Mastenbroek 40/20 Drainage plow. It is the first drainage plow built in and operated in England for over thirty years and is one of  the most unique and advanced drainage machine in Europe. It will be the largest investment ever made by the company in its seventy five year history.

The custom-built machine is 32 tonnes and is capable of laying 60mm, 80mm, 100mm and 160mm diameter plastic land drainage pipe to a depth of 1.8m. It features a stage four Volvo Penta TAD1372VE diesel engine capable of producing 315kw /428hp. Grade control is via RTK GPS allowing for quicker and more accurate installation than Laser grading.


Tender Progress

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Start date:12/04/2019


Farm Services Ltd are looking for a contractor(s)/suppliers to carry out the construction of a new steel frame workshop and storage shed at our premises based in Chesterton Estate Yard, Banbury Road, Lighthorne, Warwickshire . We are tendering for quotes for the completion of the following:


  • Construction of a 30m by 15m steel frame building


We expect to commence this project as soon as possible i.e. late May early June 2019 with completion by November 2019 at the latest. Payments will be made in instalments as each phase of the project is completed as above. We will assess each bid for the tender in the following way:


  • Price (40%)
  • Timescales (40%)
  • Experience/track record (20%)


If you are interested in tendering for this opportunity of would like to know more, please contact the team on info@farmservicesltd.co.uk or give us a call on 01926 651540

This tender will be advertised for the next 14 days and the closing date is 26/04/2019 at 11:59pm


This tender award is subject to ERDF Grant Offer from CW Business Support Programme which will be part funded by the European Region Development Fund

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European Union European Regional Development Fund

We’re hiring

Farm Services Limited is seeking the right candidates to join the company. Founded in 1942 the company has a number of vacancies. You will be part of a drainage team installing pipe work in the agricultural, construction and sportfield sectors. Ideally the candidates will have experience operating plant such as tractors, wheeled excavators and 360 degree excavators (CPCS cards a plus) However the most important attribute is the right attitude, we’re looking for people willing to get stuck in and work hard. In return you will receive onsite training and the possibility of rapid promotion.

All positions are subject to a trail period and from time to time, overnight stays will be necessary. Pay will be dependent upon experience and skillset. To discuss this opportunity further, in confidence, please call Rob Burtonshaw 01926 651540. All applications will need to be made to:

Rob Burtonshaw, Farm Services Ltd, Chesterton Estate Yard, Banbury Road, Lighthorne, Warwickshire, CV35 0AF.

Or emailed to: rob@farmservicesltd.co.uk

Exciting News

Farm Services Ltd. has made the largest single investment in its history. From April 2019 the company will expand by operating a new drainage machine complete with GPS grade control technology. This machine will enjoy cutting edge technology and allow the company to greatly improve its efficiency and service. This project has been partially funded by a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. More information will follow shortly.

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107835 : Additional Drainage Team

Is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas