Highwood has been appointed by Claydon to sell and support its range of Opti-Till crop establishment products. Based on the Grove Trading Estate, Dorchester, where it has operated since 2001 and now employs 15 staff, Highwood is a main dealer for Kubota and sells a range of premium agricultural, ground care and garden machinery.
The company’s operations director, Nick Green, said with production costs spiralling, every farming business was looking for ways to operate more efficiently whilst maintaining or increasing yields and improving soil health.
“The Opti-Till System enables them to do that, with numerous other benefits, which is why we chose to add the Claydon range to our portfolio,” he added. “Claydon products are designed by farmers for farmers, made in Britain and very versatile. The fact they can work in all situations is very important because across our trading area we have a wide range of farming customers and soil types range from those with a very high flint content to clay and sand.
“We like the fact that Claydon offers a wide choice of cost-effective options, including zero till and lower disturbance alternatives to the standard leading tine and A-Share arrangement. These are completely interchangeable and easily swap in or swap out, allowing Claydon drills to be adapted to suit different requirements quickly and cost effectively.
“Our customers have responded very positively to the news that we have taken on the Claydon franchise. Soon after announcing it we received our first order, for a 3.0m Claydon Hybrid mounted drill.”
Claydon’s UK and Ireland sales manager, Rob Dunk, said he was delighted to welcome Highwood to the rapidly growing network of Claydon dealers.
“They are at the heart of our strategy to make Opti-Till products available to customers throughout the country and ensure that they are fully supported,” he added. “Highwood’s appointment is a positive development for existing and potential Claydon owners in Dorset and the surrounding areas.”