Last month, the UK’s leading specialist tractor and machinery dealership NP Seymour held an open day allowing fruit and vine growers an opportunity to see the breadth of equipment and latest technology on offer. 

Around 100 orchard and vineyard owners, managers and operators visited the Avon Works site near Cranbrook, Kent, to catch up with the family-run team, as well as several representatives from the industry-leading manufacturers NP Seymours work with, including Agrofrost, Braun, Clemens, Felco, Fendt, Innovate UK, Pessl Instruments, and Perfect van Wamel. 

Since Nick Seymour started the business in 1974, NP Seymour has become well-known for supplying horticultural and viticultural customers with the very best machinery solutions. 

A selection of new and used equipment was on display, with visitors particularly drawn to the impressive lineup of Fendt 200 VPF Gen3 Vario tractors, the range of ERO vine trimmers with the new VitiPulse Combi, the selection of variable-width mowers from Fischer, the mechanical weeding solutions from Braun and Clemens, and the OCLL NPA directional sprayer. 

“We wanted to showcase the breadth of the different makes and models of state-of-the-art machinery and parts and services that we offer to the fruit, viticulture, and hop-growing sectors,” said Claire Seymour, director at
NP Seymour. “It’s been wonderful to hear from those who attended our event; how visiting our site helped them gain a true understanding of the many different services and pieces of equipment we offer.”

After wandering around the array of new and used machinery, guests were able to sit and relax in the sun, chatting with fellow growers and members of the NP Seymour team while enjoying a selection of Kentish drinks from Chapel Down, Biddenden Vineyards, and Cellar Head, plus a hog roast from MB Farms in Stockbury, Kent.