Bauer appoints Burdens Group Ltd for crop irrigation solutions in Lincolnshire and neighbouring areas

One of the country’s leading suppliers of farm and professional horticultural equipment has added Bauer irrigation products to an already comprehensive portfolio of machinery for specialist growers.

The Burdens Group Ltd will handle the Bauer irrigator range of hose reels, centre pivots, rains guns and sprinkler booms for local customers throughout Lincolnshire, east Nottinghamshire and north Cambridgeshire, as part of an initiative led by Andy Wilson, specialist crop sales manager, who joined Burdens Group two years ago.

Shaun Taylor, group sales director, said: “With Andy’s knowledge, experience and the location of our headquarters branch at Sutterton plus branches in North Kyme and Wrangle around Boston, and two additional branches in Louth and Brigg following the acquisition of Lincolnshire Motors, we’re very well placed to supply irrigation equipment throughout the Fens, Lincolnshire and beyond with our usual high standard of parts and service support.

“As for having Bauer as our irrigation partner, it was the obvious first choice,” he adds. “Bauer equipment generally and the Rainstar irrigation reel in particular, has an enviable reputation for performance and reliability; it’s the leading manufacturer to look for efficient and durable irrigation kit.”

The Bauer appointment comes during a period when The Burdens Group is rejuvenating its presence in the specialist horticulture sector having successfully handled the transition to the New Holland range of tractors and combines and other agricultural products.

Bauer irrigators complement a comprehensive range of specialist equipment for salad, vegetable and other commercial horticulture crops. The range of machinery distributed by Burdens locally, nationally and in Ireland is either imported or manufactured in the UK.

Key horticultural equipment franchises held by Burdens include Tumoba harvesters for Brussels sprouts, leeks, kale and baby leaf crops; and Struik potato equipment, including bed tillers and both in-line and offset haulm toppers, and an inter-row weeder and strip till cultivator for vegetable and salad growers.

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