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

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

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.

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

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.

Three New Environmental Machines Available from Seppi

Three brand new products from Italian manufacturer Seppi are now available in the UK, exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering, the UK’s sole importer.

The Seppi SMO XTR with side discharge is the first machine and is a standard SMO mower with an additional hydraulic drive endless belt cross conveyor fitted to the rear of the mower to take cut grass to the right side and deposit it under trees and vines. The retention of moisture for trees and vines is of great importance to all involved in the growing of these crops, so depositing the grass clippings under the crop both helps retain moisture and to suppress weeds.

The drive for this is taken from the external supply of the tractor. Although this concept is not new to Seppi – they made this type of machine many years ago, its re-launch is very pertinent in this age of environmental awareness.
The second machine, the XSA in-row weeder, is offered in three configurations:

  • One unit on a three point linkage frame
  • Two units on a three point linkage frame
  • A single unit mounted on the side of an SMO mower.

The weeder units are free to float up and down, or if greater adjustment is needed hydraulic angling can be fitted. The breakaway is controlled by a sensitive touch bar. This operates with a spring release or optional hydraulic breakaway. The depth is controlled by a disc under the blades. The width of the complete unit is adjustable hydraulically with hydraulic power being supplied by an independent hydraulic system which is pto driven.

The third machine to be launched is the standard SMO XTR which has been designed to mow and weed simultaneously. The weeder is available in two widths 35cm [13.8″] and 45cm [17.7″]. Working depth is 4cm [1.6″]. A disc on the base of the mower limits the penetration so that root damage is avoided. The weeder is fitted to the right side of the mower.

Seppi’s UK distributor is Lamberhurst Engineering. For more information call 01892 890364 or visit

Hugely Successful Seppi International Demo Day Held in Italy

Seppi groundscare and forestry distributors from across the world recently visited the company’s Head Quarters for their annual conference & training programme in what was to be the largest gathering of Seppi distributors ever held. Nearly 100 people from 30 countries descended on the picturesque area next to the Seppi factory in Caldaro, South Tyrol, Italy.

A large selection of Seppi products was on show with working demonstrations being held across the two day event. The demonstration areas were shown in two different working conditions – one of the many orchards in the area and a wooded area that was being redeveloped into a vineyard. All participants were very satisfied with the machines shown and could see a growing and motivated company.
“The annual event was a huge success,” commented Barbara Seppi, Marketing Manager at Seppi. “It was held to notify all of our distributors of the new developments which we are currently undertaking as well as training our dealers on how best to work with our machinery”.

This was the first time in Seppi’s 71 year history that dealers from all over the world have been invited as one group to attend the factory and the whole two day event has proved such a success, that next year’s event is already being planned.

The full range of Seppi mulchers are on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering. For more information, please contact 01892 890 364 or visit the website on

The New Ferrari Cobram Will Leave the Competition Fuming

The new Ferrari Cobram is now available in a range of three models with two engine sizes of 49HP and 58HP exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

Like all products that boast the Ferrari trademark, the new Cobram range also stands out thanks to its quality and high level performance. The new models have been designed to add concrete value to the investment: lower fuel consumption, greater performance and wider usability of the machines. The principle that inspired the project was that of creating tractors that produce the most favourable working conditions and offer their owners more competitive financial management.

The attention to Ferrari’s customer’s needs was the focal point for the development of the new Cobram range. During this task, it was of fundamental importance keeping the best features that marked the first Cobram range, it is thanks to this approach that resource were dedicated to perfecting those aspects that are considered to be subject to improvement, according to the indications of their customers, while maintaining those well known qualities that have always distinguished these machines.

So, a new range of tractors has been created, with high performance engines and gearboxes that are suitable for the new powers, increase in reliability, functionality, performance and improvement in driving conditions.

The new range of Ferrari Cobrams is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering. For more information, please contact 01892 890 364 or visit the website on

Tough tools for a Tough Job

Stuart Wilson of Wilson Tree Surgery, based in Maidstone, Kent has recently purchased a Seppi MidiForst 225DT from nearby Lamberhurst Engineering for their contract with EDF Energy, on behalf of Brockwells Forestry Limited, to help manage the vegetation growing around overhead power lines across the Ryarsh village.

Ryarsh is a picturesque Kent village nestling amongst the North Downs and is within easy reach of many historic places. Local to West Malling, the Ryarsh village community is the way village life should be. Lanes weave between farm fields and country cottages pass through extraordinary Kent countryside.

Trees can cause reliability problems for the power distribution company as the South East is one of the most heavily wooded regions in the UK and trees and branches near power lines have to be continually managed and it was specifically for this task, that Stuart decided to purchase the Seppi mulcher which has been designed for fast and efficient brush clearance in forestry plantations, road and rail embankments and, in fact, anywhere that requires thick undergrowth to be removed.

Seppi has been manufacturing forestry mowers for almost forty years, have the largest range of machines of any manufacturer and have acquired a vast amount of knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

Machines are available from as small as 35hp right up to 600hp. The heart of the machine must be the rotor and it is here that Seppi excel. All of the heavy duty mulchers from the ‘Miniforst’ to the ‘Maxiforst’ are offered with either a swinging hammer rotor or a fixed knife rotor. The design and construction of the swinging hammer rotor is unique and Seppi are the only manufacturers to use forged rotor sections which bring two major advantages.

Firstly, the rotor is approximately 20% heavier than a similar sized fabricated rotor. This gives tremendous momentum to the rotor and enables the machine to keep going when most others will stall.

Secondly, the forging process allows metal to be placed where it is really needed – in this case, the area where the hammer bar connects to the rotor. There are no welds in the area to break, no bosses to weld in, just a very hard wearing metal. Infact, the rotor is also heat-treated to greatly increase the wear resistance. All this means that the machine is designed to handle vegetation up to 30cm in diameter and stones up to 20cm – depending on the type of stone.

“It doesn’t matter what material you are mulching, the Seppi always works like a Trojan horse,” commented Stuart. “The mulcher will enable us to trim back as much as 600 metres of vegetation underneath power lines in a single day that it would normally take two staff working by hand two weeks to complete”.

On Lamberhurst Engineering’s prowess: “We are very pleased with the machines we have purchased and the superb service we have received from Lamberhurst Engineering. We know from experience that we can call on their after-sales service if it is needed, which is important when you are relying on machinery to clear a busy workload.”