2250G Slurry Tanker: Barton Contractors, Mellor, Lancashire

After signing a five-year contract on a roads project in Cambridgeshire, contractor Neil Barton decided to upgrade his tankers.

“Because the other tankers were 10 years old, I decided to buy some new ones,” he explains。 “I had other brands before, but I looked around and, in my opinion, Abbey tankers were the best – because of the way they’re built。”

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3500 Slurry Tanker: Mains Farm, Gifford, East Lothian

3500 Slurry Tanker: Simon McCreery, of Yester Mains Farm, Gifford, East Lothian

Simon McCreery runs a busy dairy farm in East Lothian。 As well as milking about 400 cows and growing 150 acres of arable crops, the business sells its own dairy products under the Yester Farm Dairies brand。 Milk, creams, soft cheeses and cultured creams such as crème fraiche, sour cream and low-fat natural yogurt are all produced on site。

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2090 Side Spreader: Terrace Farm, Cockermouth, Cumbria

2090 Spreader: Ian Armstrong, of Terrace Farm, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Ian Armstrong runs a hill farm near Cockermouth with his mum and dad Agnes and Robin, his wife Catherine and their daughters Rachel, Kate and Lucy.

They have 80 suckler cows, mainly pure Limousins as well as 600 sheep: 350 Swaledales on the fells, going up to more than 1,400ft on Kirk Fell, and 250 Texels and mules on the inbye.

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