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Workshop: How one contractor has built an arsenal of bespoke slurry spreading tools

With the cost of new kit a barrier to entry, one engineer turned contractor has built an impressive fleet of slurry handling implements to service his growing contracting business. Alex Heath finds out more.

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Workshop: How one contractor has built an arsenal of bespoke slurry spreading kit

With the cost of new kit a barrier to entry, one engineer turned contractor has built an impressive fleet of slurry handling implements to service his growing contracting business.

With help of his father, Dave Gordon has successfully fabricated a custom range of equipment in their farm workshop near Leek, Staffordshire.

 

Mr Gordon, who runs a small farm started contracting when a job came up to use a vacuum tanker. Demand quickly grew which required him to invest significant sums of money in order to equip himself.

 

Having been brought up helping his father, who is a mechanic, in the workshop, Mr Gordon has since developed a knack for fabrication. He says building his own kit not only saves money, but allows him to add the features he wants, while adding in more steel where he thinks necessary.


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