Lamberhurst Engineering Limited

Priory Farm • Parsonage Lane • Lamberhurst • Kent TN3 8DS • email: info@lameng.com

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Lamberhurst Engineering Return to APF to Showcase Latest Seppi Mulchers

Lamberhurst Engineering Return to APF to Showcase Latest Seppi Mulchers

Specialist forestry equipment supplier Lamberhurst Engineering returns to the APF 2014 show, on stand 280-320, with the latest range of Seppi forestry mulchers and mowers and Maxwald cable winches.

Seppi, who also celebrate their 75th Anniversary this year, have the largest range of machines of any manufacturer. They have acquired a vast amount of knowledge making Seppi the world’s leading manufacturer in the forestry sector.
“The best for farm and forest” – Seppi’s motto, commit the company to the manufacture of only the best equipment. With a range starting from as small as 35hp right up to 600hp, whether for agriculture, forestry or green space maintenance Seppi has a mulcher or mower for any need.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to view a range of Maxwald cable winches. Based on decades of national and international experience as the leading specialist in forestry and rescue operations Maxwald offers high – grade quality products which are manufactured in Austria.

Also on show will be a range of commercial Mercedes vehicles from local dealership Rossetts – all ensuring that a visit to stand 280-320 at this year’s show is a must.

Ferrari Tractor Keeps Racing on Track

Ferrari Tractor Keeps Racing on Track

A Ferrari Vipar tractor has joined the fleet of machines helping to look after the UK’s longest greyhound track and surrounding areas at Central Park Stadium in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Selected by Facilities Manager, Andy Chetram, the tractor was supplied by Lamberhurst Engineering, the UK distributor. The model chosen was a Ferrari Vipar 40 RS, equipped with an easy connection gearbox which has 8 forward and 4 reverse speeds, without speed overlapping. The maximum speed is 30 km/h, vital for moving swiftly on the road.

The Ferrari Vipar 40 RS is an extremely compact, low profile machine and unlike any other tractor currently available on the market. The excellent steering radius and the indisputable quality of the engine, combined with permanent 4-wheel drive for maximum traction and a compact, stable design make these tractors ideally suited to any terrain and a multiplicity of roles. Driver comfort is ensured by a well-appointed operator station.

“We had a Ferrari tractor here before and so when we needed a new utility tractor, I contacted Lamberhurst Engineering again,” said Andy. “The tractor is already proving its worth on a wide range of jobs on the track infield, on the surrounding areas and on the banks. It’s a great little tractor which goes anywhere we want it to.”

Andy recognised the need for the multi-use tractor that was capable of delivering best value, could be used with a range of attachments and also for general duties in conjunction with a trailer.

With a width of less than 1 metre and with a weight less than 1000kg, this is a truly go-anywhere-tractor. Fitted with four equal sized wheels, the Vipar range has a high performance hydraulic system with the possibility of having up to 6 auxiliary hydraulic presses and is also equipped with a rear PTO to power a wide range of implements. The Rear lifter, with external jacks has a lifting capacity of 1050kg.

“Being permanent four-wheel-drive, the Ferrari Vipar offers plenty of grip yet is not too heavy and delivers plenty of power across the speed range. I also like saying that I drive a Ferrari – how many people can say that they drive a Ferrari at work?”

The complete range of Ferrari tractors is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

Petts Wood put their trust in Ferrari ….. Again

Petts Wood put their trust in Ferrari ….. Again

Petts Wood and Hawkwood National Trust have enjoyed a long relationship with Lamberhurst Engineering, stretching back to when they ordered their very first Ferrari compact tractor over ten years ago.

Sam Pettman is the Countryside Ranger responsible for five sites covering over 1,000 acres across North Kent. While only being 13 miles South East of Central London, the Petts Wood and Hawkwood site covering 340 acres provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Full of natural history, the area is a haven for all kinds of bird, butterfly, amphibian and plant life.

When the time came to replace his tractor, Sam had no hesitation in choosing yet another Ferrari Vega. “I didn’t consider buying anything else as we’ve been so pleased with the older models,” says Sam. “It offers many more features than other tractors in its size and is such an all-rounder, being able to undertake a host of year-round tasks.”

Sam wanted a small yet powerful tractor to be transported between sites on a trailer to run the attachments needed to maintain the woodlands. The low centre of gravity makes the Vega the ideal tractor for his many specialist operations, including mowing and timber extraction in tight or difficult areas where a normal tractor cannot access due to height or width restrictions. The tractor is particularly suitable for forestry work because of its reversible-drive facility, which enables the driver to keep a close watch on winch work.

Although it is the reverse drive feature that sets the Vega range apart from the other conventional tractors on the market, it is the marriage of compactness and power that impresses most. The Vega range of tractors has been designed specifically for use where other tractors are too large or too heavy, such as forestry management. The optimal steering radius, the four wheel drive and the ideal weight distribution let you work safely and efficiently in difficult terrain. The comfortable driving position and the practical, easy to read instruments let you work without fatigue.

“Because the work I do is predominantly forestry work, I customised the configuration, with a Bonatti front-loader fitted at Ferrari’s Italian factory and Maxwald cable winch for PTO attachment, which was also supplied by Lamberhurst Engineering. I also had Lamberhurst fit the belly, side and front forestry guards to help protect the tractor.

“The winch has been extremely impressive and paid for itself many times over in little under six months. I got the loader and winch to be more flexible and to be able to save time and money bringing in a contractor for our timber extraction which was done by hand in the past. We have been able to remove sizeable sycamore and oak tree debris for our ancient woodland restoration and thinning project. With the new tools, it’s now safer and much faster to pull logs which we sell locally as fire wood”.

Ferrari has gained a reputation for producing tractors that are highly reliable and robust, which is why when the time came for Sam to upgrade, the older model was sent to work at Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, near Gravesend Kent, where it continues to be a real workhorse.

The complete range of Ferrari tractors is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

Keeping Access to Sussex’s Green Corridors Open

Keeping Access to Sussex’s Green Corridors Open

There are 3200 kilometres of public footpaths and other rights of way in East Sussex which provide access to the beautiful East Sussex countryside. Keeping the paths open and well maintained is one of the jobs of the East Sussex County Council’s Economy Transport and Environment Department.

Seen here, Countryside Maintenance Ranger Alistair Wallis is clearing an important public footpath link to the Cuckoo Trail near Heathfield using a Ferrari Cobram tractor and Seppi offset mulcher both acquired recently by the County Council from nearby Lamberhurst Engineering, specialists in the supply of groundcare and horticultural machinery and exclusive UK importers and distributors for these two Italian manufacturers.

Alistair leads one of four teams of two across the county whose job it is to keep public paths open and in good order throughout the year. During the summer months their work involves a lot of clearance of ground and hedgerow undergrowth. In Alistair’s territory alone he is responsible for maintenance of around 800 miles of paths, at least 20 kilometres of which require intensive summer clearance.

The Ferrari Cobram 4-wheel drive compact tractor was purchased for its manoeuvrability in tight areas and its stability on uneven ground. The low profile vehicle has a tight turning radius and is specifically designed for confined space work like this. This particular model is the Cobram 65RS, powered by a 49hp VM emission controlled engine and with front wheel steering and 12 forward and 12 reverse gears. Also available are 46hp and 56hp along with articulated versions and the option of reverse direction drive.

The one being used in East Sussex is fitted with a fold-down protective roll bar, which meets stringent EU standards. Its chassis, and that of all Cobram models, oscillates front to back about 15 degrees, so work on uncertain terrain like the Heathfield footpath is made all the more easier and maximum traction maintained at all times. The driver’s seat and steering column can be adjusted to suit the operator.

Alistair says that previously this work was done using a less stable tractor with a flail unit in a fixed position rigidly behind the vehicle. It meant that passes had to be made exactly over uncut material with the consequence of regular punctures. Behind the new Ferrari Cobram by 3-point linkage is an offset mulching unit, the Seppi SMWA specifically designed for awkward undulating, winding or sloping areas. Alistair says the job of tackling brambles, nettles and general excess undergrowth is now much easier and the risk of punctures gone. There is ample side shift to the right – with a maximum of 144cm – and together with independent hydraulic angling from 90° up to 50° down the mulcher can cope with every type of terrain and undergrowth encountered on countryside pathways. Maximum working speed is 5km/h. and features include front and rear protection, anti-shock device, and a support roller adjustable in height by 5cm.

The complete range of Ferrari tractors is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

Colours of Change for Ferrari Tractors

Colours of Change for Ferrari Tractors

The complete range of Ferrari tractors, which includes the Raptor, Vipar, Cobram, Thor, Vega and the recently launched Cromo models, is being updated for 2011 to include a brand new colour scheme of green and silver.

The new colours are now available for order, with production already well underway at the manufacturer’s base in Abbiategrasso, Italy. At the same time the regular green and yellow colours will be discontinued, while the Raptor models will be slowly phased out and replaced with the new Cromo models.

Full to the brim with features that will assist its operator, The new Ferrari Cromo models are available in Articulated Steer (AR) or Rigid Steer (RS) with the latest generation Kubota liquid cooled V1105-E3B with three cylinders at 25.2 hp and V1505-E3B with four cylinders at 35.6 hp, which achieve increased power and torque whilst emitting fewer pollutants and using less fuel, this exciting new range of tractors provide the rugged performance, versatility and comfort to undertake the most demanding of jobs.

The new range of Ferrari tractors is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

“Lamberhurst” Open Day’s a Huge Success

“Lamberhurst” Open Day’s a Huge Success

Two recently held open days in the heart of Kent’s countryside at Lamberhurst Engineering Ltd premises were dedicated to Hakki Pilke firewood processors, Thor Log Splitters and Palms Trailers and Cranes. Over the two days a good many customers were drawn from across the South East to see the on-site demonstrations of the equipment with a substantial number of units being sold. In addition to seeing the firewood processors, visitors could also see Husqvarna and Stihl equipment and talk to Lamberhurst Engineering’s official finance partner, First Independent Finance.

The day provided the ideal opportunity for customers of Lamberhurst Engineering, who have just been confirmed as the South East of England dealer of Hakki Pilke firewood processors, to see the equipment at first hand. The day`s were organised in conjunction with M. Large Tree Services of Ireland, who are the official Hakki Pilke importers for the UK and Ireland and keep the largest stock of firewood processing equipment in the British Isles.

Hakki Pilke are built in Finland by Maaselan Kone who are one of the largest manufacturers of firewood processors with over 3,500 units produced each year and distributed throughout the world.

M. Large keep an extensive stock of firewood processing equipment, and by copying the supermarkets policy of stacking them high and selling them cheap has no doubt led to their success in making Hakki Pilke the most popular processors going.

Ferrari Introduce New Compact Model

Ferrari Introduce New Compact Model

Italian Manufacturer Ferrari has added a new compact tractor range to its well established series line-up, distributed exclusively in the UK by Lamberhurst Engineering.

Full to the brim with features that will assist its operator, The new Ferrari Cromo models are available in Articulated Steer (AR) or Rigid Steer (RS) with the latest generation Kubota liquid cooled V1105-E3B with three cylinders at 25.2 hp and V1505-E3B with four cylinders at 35.6 hp, which achieve increased power and torque whilst emitting fewer pollutants and using less fuel, this exciting new range of tractors provide the rugged performance, versatility and comfort to undertake the most demanding of jobs.

All models have a conventional type gearbox with 8 forward and 4 reverse gears without speed overlapping. All models are 4WD and incorporate a differential lock for maximum traction capability.

With a weight of just under 1000kg, The Cromo range has a High performance hydraulic system with the possibility of having up to 6 auxiliary hydraulic presses and is also equipped with a rear PTO to power a wide range of implements. The Rear lifter, with external jacks has a lifting capacity of 1050kg.

All models have a sleek new design for improved operator visibility and comfort with an enhanced operator environment with a semi-platform, structured around the transmission and the rear part of the vehicle. Other operator benefits include a larger seat which is height adjustable and a wider driver area with more leg room, together with a brand new dashboard and control instrumentation design with dual circular layout. Other than giving the dashboard an elegant new appearance, it also provides the operator with all the data necessary to keep the vehicle functioning whilst resulting in reduced fatigue and longer working hours.

Seppi Enter the Boom Mower Market

Seppi Enter the Boom Mower Market

Lamberhurst Engineering Offer Finance for First Time

Lamberhurst Engineering Offer Finance for First Time

Lamberhurst Engineering, the sole UK importer of Ferrari tractors, Caroni mowers, Seppi mulchers, as well as a range of horticultural and forestry equipment and machinery now offers finance for a range of products through their official finance partner, First Independent Finance.

To help customers through the tough times predicated ahead, the service will offer a wide range of competitive funding options. The funding service is backed by a Help Desk, which can be contacted on 01560 482911 and who aim to respond to your enquiry within 1 hour of receipt.

It is often difficult for a business to state what makes it refreshingly different, but with First Independent Finance it’s simple. The company stands for Trust, Choice and Support and every day help their customers make confident choices in the decisions they make whilst funding their business assets.

The rates are excellent which means that the company work harder to make deals happen. And, as the only asset finance provider in the UK to hold the coveted Investors In People Gold award, you can be sure that you have the very best people, processes and attitudes supporting your business.

“We believe that our new finance packages will offer a viable alternative compared to the more traditional packages available,” commented Andrew Fuller, Managing Director of Lamberhurst Engineering. “We hope that this will help our customers to make a purchasing decision that enables them to buy equipment, as and when it’s required.”

Ferrari Tractor is helping Country Club’s Sustainability

Ferrari Tractor is helping Country Club’s Sustainability

A Kent country club’s decision to be self-sufficient and environmentally friendly in heating, plus the theft of its 30-year old Ford tractor, has prompted it to buy a new tractor and attachments specifically for forestry work with the help of a government grant.

Rumshott Estates which runs the St Julians Club near Sevenoaks bought the latest Ferrari tractor, the Cobram 65RS, from Kent-based UK distributor Lamberhurst Engineering.

The 56hp vehicle has a customised configuration, with Bonatti front-loader fitted at Ferrari’s Italian factory and Maxwald cable winch for PTO attachment, which was also supplied by Lamberhurst Engineering. The tractor is particularly suitable for forestry work because of its reversible-drive facility, which enables the driver to keep a close watch on winch work.

The club installed a woodchip boiler earlier this year, initially to heat its swimming pool, but this will eventually provide central heating for the whole complex, including residential and business accommodation there. The tractor and its attachments will be used year round to build up stocks of woodchip by general tree care work, notably coppicing and logging on the 100-acre site.

Managing Director of Rumshott Estates Tom Morgan commented: “A lot of time was taken choosing the right tractor for the work. Much of the site and especially the woodland are situated on a steep terrain so power and low centre of gravity were essential. The Cobram fitted the bill and is already performing admirably, helping to swell St Julian’s woodchip stock.

St Julians is getting financial support for its forestry enterprise and heating aims – and therefore its purchase of the tractor and attachments – by means of a Kent Leader Grant. This source of funding is available to rural businesses trying to establish sustainability under the government’s Rural Development Programme, and specifically as is the case at St Julians to help small wood lot owners manage woodland.
Tom Morgan says the new tractor set-up, being small yet powerful, means woodland work can now be an on-going part of the estate’s management programme.

St Julians has a lot of ‘right of way’ tracks and walkways, many of them through dense wooded areas, which will now become more accessible and contribute substantially to the estate’s sustainability programme. Removing sizeable tree debris is a task that the 65RS and its attachments have already begun, and coppicing a hitherto inaccessible hectare of woodland will shortly be underway.
The new range of Ferrari Cobrams is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.