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JF Agricultural Engineering History

Richard set up JF Agricultural Engineering LTD in 1986 after working for many years in John Deere dealerships. It was in the dealerships that Richard did all of his John Deere and agricultural training and became a very accomplished mechanic. He then went on to be a Service Manager, but preferred getting his hands dirty over doing the paper work side. It was for this reason Richard set up JF, with the aim to bring service and repair work to local farmers. He built up a very loyal customer base and the business went from strength to strength. Richard soon found himself being asked for good second hand tractors and farm equipment, resulting in the second-hand sales side of the company being formed.

In 2000 Richard’s son James joined the company full time after working many summer holidays and weekends for the business. After 5 years in the workshop doing service and tractor rebuilds James decided to grow the second-hand sales side of the business.

This went from strength to strength and built on the already great reputation JF had for selling John Deere’s. James then decided to take this one step further and in 2018 took the decision to start selling new tractors and attachments.

Forming A Partnership

James fixing a tractor at age 4In 2000 Richard’s son James joined the company full time after working many summer holidays and weekends for the business. After 5 years in the workshop doing service and tractor rebuilds James decided to grow the second-hand sales side of the business. This went from strength to strength and built on the already great reputation JF had for selling John Deere’s. James then decided to take this one step further and in 2018 took the decision  to start selling new tractors and attachments.

A Family Business With Family Values

JF is a family run company, with the aim to bring top level services and sales to our customers. James makes thorough checks on every tractor that arrives, ensuring we only retail good quality tractors and machinery. Plus, our fully equipped workshop with all the specialist tools and up to date laptops allows us to tackle any job. We have an excellent reputation for selling good second hand John Deere tractors, farm equipment and Solis Tractors, which we have been building up over many years and we do not wish to compromise going forward.

Working Smart From The Start

In 1988 Richard built a self propelled sprayer for a local contractor. Not only did he produce this cheaper then buying a second hand sprayer, it had great reliability and went on to do many seasons work. It was therefor no surprise that it earned a full page write up in the Farmers Weekly.

In 2003 James proudly completed his first solo restoration job. The non running John Deere 1130, as shown in the pictures to the right, had an engine rebuild, mechanical part check and full paint job to bring this classic tractor back to life.