Machinery News – Winter 2020

Read the latest news from our Machinery Team and Tractor Emporium.

You can now pick up a copy of Machinery News at your local Carr’s Billington Depot or download a PDF copy.

This issue covers everything from the extension of our Massey Ferguson territory, the all new 8S Series, winter servicing, an intro to our workshop team, updates from Teagle and Can-Am, as well as LPG conversions, Stihl and more!

You can also flick through a digital copy below. 

For more information just contact your local Carr’s Billington Machinery depot, or use our store locator here.

Blueline Slurry pumps, Carrs Billington has you covered.

This is not a new range to Carrs Billington, but one that we have been providing to our dairy customers for several years. A reliable, hardwearing product that is the go to machine for farmers wanting high performing slurry pumping with reduced running costs.  The BLUELINE range of high pressure centrifugal pumps features a multi-channel impeller and an unique aggressive double chopping mechanism to give reliable pumping and ease of use. The range is available in a wide range of models, including; tractor driven, engine driven and direct coupled electric units. This range of pumps are ideal for those requiring a substantial head, such as with umbilical systems and adequate chopping of any material within the pumped liquid. Customers with up to 600 cows have reported great results despite heavy usage.

BLUELINE 80K Standard Features:

  • High efficiency multi channel impeller
    The Aggressive Double Chopping Mechanism
  • No auxiliary cooling requirement
  • High performance chopping system
  • Shear pin protection of cutter element
  • Twin sealing of Pump & Gearbox
  • Oil Bath between pump casing and gearbox
  • Heavy duty high quality castings
  • User serviceable wearing parts

The high-performance chopping mechanism ensures thorough maceration of slurry prior to entry into the impeller reducing the risk of blockage. Shear pin protection of the chopping mechanism and independent sealing of both gearbox and pump casings ensures long and trouble-free working life.

At our Carlisle depot we also hold a range of spare parts for servicing and maintenance.

Carrs Billington can also supply rubber covered hose suitable for a number of applications:

  • linear and travelling irrigation
  • sludge and slurry disposal
  • liquid manure handling
  • waste water distribution systems
  • heavy duty water transport


  • excellent resistance to weathering, UV and ozone
    Premium Quality Lay-Flat Hose
  • superior abrasion resistance, suitable for all ground conditions
  • no biodegradation, excellent resistance to agricultural chemicals and fertilizers
  • Minimum pressure loss, very low elongation
  • supreme adhesion level between rubber and textile reinforcement
  • very durable and hardwearing for long service life

For more information on Blueline pumps, or slurry hose, contact our machinery depots. HERE

Mixer wagons equipped for Compact TMR Feeding

The Compact TMR (Compact Feeding), a feeding concept for cattle, is has been discussed widely in the media due to its milk yield benefits. This relatively new concept from Denmark is also being implemented on individual farms in this country. It relies – and that´s what makes it special – on a moist, sticky, homogeneous feed mass. In addition to changes in the ratio, technical adjustments to the feed mixer wagon are necessary. Bernard van Lengerich Maschinenfabrik (BvL) starts right here by offering a variety of extra components for their feed mixer wagons.

In Compact Feeding, concentrated feed is soaked with large amounts of water (1:1) in the feed mixer for hours or even overnight. Only then the remaining feed components are added and mixed until they form a homogeneous, structurally poor mass. As a result, the animals can no longer select the feed, the nutrient intake should thus be relatively constant according to experts.

Adapting the feed mixer is one of the challenges when switching to this feeding concept. The Compact Feeding Plus package from BvL includes:

  • Compact Feeding Mixing auger: It is wider, shorter, with an extended blade arrangement and additional auger blade for stronger, more intensive mixing.
  • Stainless steel hard surfacing (V2A) on the mixing auger: maintains the edge on the turns and makes the auger more durable.
  • Stainless steel-lining Basic (V2A): Serves to protect the mixing trough due to the longer length of stay and longer mixing times.
  • Mixing screw seal: to protect the inside of the cone from water.

The benefit of the this system is that it is impossible for the dry components of the forage to be separated out from the rest of the mix, either during the feeding out process or by the cow pre-sorting. As a result, every cow is fed a more consistent ration, resulting in a yield improvement of up 2 litres per cow, in addition to potential improvements in milk quality.


For more information on the Compact Feeding Plus package from BvL contact your local Carrs Billington machinery representative.

Our depots details can be found HERE

HORSCH appoint Carrs Billington Agriculture

HORSCH will be partnering with Carrs Billington Agriculture to provide its full range of cultivators, drills and sprayers to customers in Northern England and Southern Scotland.

Ian Gate, Carrs Billington Machinery Director


Machinery Sales Director at Carrs Billington, Ian Gate said ‘this is a great franchise for our customers. HORSCH is known for producing excellent farmer-focused machinery that performs well. It is a great fit with our tractor and grassland franchises, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.’

HORSCH machinery will be available from the six Carrs Billington machinery depots at Annan, Barnard Castle, Carlisle, Hexham, Morpeth and Penrith, with comprehensive service and support from each depot.

“Carrs Billington has a reputation for excellent customer service and we’re delighted to be partnering with them,” said Stephen Burcham, General Manager at HORSCH UK. “Our latest range of machinery, including the innovative HORSCH Hybrid Farming system, enables our customers to meet farming challenges and be more productive. Partnering with Carrs Billington will allow us to effectively deliver those benefits to customers.”

Contact our machinery depots at Annan, Barnard Castle, Carlisle, Hexham, Morpeth and Penrith for more details.

Follow the link to our depot details here

New Vario Volume system ensures flexible container for BvL mixer wagons

Bernard van Lengerich Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (BvL) has introduced a new Vario Volume extension system as an option for almost all its range of trailed mixer wagons. The Vario Volume attachment is hydraulically raised to increase the container volume by approx. 30 cm. This effectively increases the volume in a twin auger mixer by up to 3.5 m³.

When the feed is mixed and chopped, the Vario Volume extension can then be lowered again in order to be able to drive into low or restricted height sheds if necessary. For components that require a lot of space when mixing, such as straw bales, etc., the Vario Volume is a useful aid as it simply and effectively prevents feed components from spilling over the container edge.

The new BvL Vario Volume extension can also be fitted to feed mixers with a rear-mounted 2.0 straw blower. The straw blower is mechanically driven and has a high throughput of about 300 kg of straw per minute, which can be thrown up to 30 m. The stone trap and the softstart aid, round off the straw blower product range.

For more information on the Vario Volume extension system or other BvL products, contact your local machinery depot. Carrs Billington depots at Annan, Barnard Castle, Carlisle, Hexham, Morpeth and Penrith.

The Hustler machine is one of the best……..

“This Hustler machine is one of the best cattle feeding equipment that I’ve owned for a long time”

Callum Kettles is the Farm Manager for Hornby Hall Farms located near Penrith, England and he has owned a Hustler feedlot bale feeder for over a year. Check out what Callum has to say about it! Callum Kettles and his team farm 2,000 breading ewes at Hornby Hall. Callum was looking for a bale feeder able to feed out various types of hay and baleage to his ewes which are housed indoor. He talked to his local accredited Hustler dealer Rob Sunter at the Penrith depot, who organised a demo of the SL450X (LM105T) feed lot bale unroller on his farm

“This Hustler machine is one of the best cattle feeding equipment that I’ve owned for a long time”

From left: Heather (Hornby Hall farm operator), Rob (Carrs Billington dealership), Callum (Hornby Hall farm manager)


Callum is wrapped with his Hustler: it feeds out all his bales, it’s robust and it doesn’t require much maintenance.

The SL450X (LM105T) feedlot bale unroller is a self-loading 3-point-linkage mounted trough feeder suitable for feeding out into troughs, feed bunkers, over fences or onto feed pads a wide variety of mainly round bales and silage along with some square bales when using the optional sidebars. the SL450X (LM105T) comes with 6 major benefits:

  1. Maximum reach: with its large elevator, the SL450X (LM105T) feedlot bale unroller allows feeding out into hay baskets/cradles as well as troughs and feedpads
  2. Compact size: one the elevator is in up position, you’ll be able to go wherever your tractor goes, even in narrow barns.
  3. Easy to use: the SL450X (LM105T) feedlot bale unroller has single level feed control, making it very easy to use and ideal for share milkers or for indoor feeding.
  4. Toughest chain on the market: with its super strong roller chains (combined strength of 24,000lbs) and tough 40x40mm zinc-plated bars, the SL450X (LM105T) feedlot bale unroller won’t let you down
  5. Low maintenance: instead of bushes, the SL450X (LM105T) feedlot bale unroller is equipped with longer-lasting block bearings, mounted outboard to keep them clean and free of damage
  6. More safety: the high rear bar means the bale cannot screw off the back (optional side rails are available for maximum safety) which allows you or your staff to work with a safer piece of equipment.

For more information on the full range of Hustler Equipment, contact you local Carrs Billington Machinery depot.

Branches at:

Annan, Barnard Castle, Carlisle, Hexham, Morpeth and Penrith.

A Yamaha All Terrain Vehicle for whatever you do, wherever you go

Work, leisure, sport. And more.

More than any other manufacturer, Yamaha is committed to offering every customer the widest choice of quality ATVs that are designed to excel in every situation. From the rugged and hard-working Kodiak and Grizzly models through to the high performance YFZ Sport ATVs and the YFM youth model, Yamaha enables everyone to find the right vehicle to suit their lifestyle.

For 2020 the Yamaha Kodiak 450 utility models benefit from a number of significant upgrades that enhance their functionality, while a number of other utility, leisure and sport ATVs are offered in a range of new colours and graphics.

2020 Kodiak 450:Rugged, versatile and practical

Throughout the ATV world the Kodiak is recognized as the leading name in the utility class, and for 2020 the rugged, versatile and practical Kodiak 450 comes with a higher standard specification that makes it an even more effective workhorse.

With the ability to pull more than 1134kg / 2500 pounds, the new factory-fitted WARN VRx25 winch is 25% more powerful, enabling this popular utility ATV to take on the toughest jobs in any environment. This higher specification winch assembly also features a load-holding mechanical brake to give better control when dragging heavy loads – and with 15m of steel rope, the new winch is equipped to handle a range of duties in the forest, field or farm.

A key feature of the Kodiak 450 is its compact body design with a roomy riding space that ensures all day comfort, making this an ideal mid-sized ATV for work or leisure. Its high torque 421cc 4-stroke EFI engine drives through the Ultramatic automatic transmission for a smooth and effortless ride – and Yamaha’s industry-leading On Command drive system enables the user to switch seamlessly between 2WD and 4WD when required, with the push of a button.

With a 120kg rack carrying capacity and 600kg towing capacity – together with its increased winch capacity of over 1134kg – the Kodiak 450 is a true all-rounder that can tackle almost any job – and yet at the same time this tough and reliable ATV is the ideal fun and leisure vehicle when the work is done.

For 2020 the Kodiak 450 will be available in a new Olive Green finish that joins the existing Ridge Red, Yamaha Blue and Camo options.

Kodiak 450 Overview

  • Versatile and practical mid-sized utility ATV
  • New factory installed WARN VRx25 winch with over 1134kg capacity
  • New Olive Green colour option
  • All day comfort, added functionality, easy to use
  • Designed for work and leisure
  • Premium Yamaha quality with great value for money
  • High-torque 421cc 4-stroke engine
  • Economical and reliable Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Compact body design with roomy riding space
  • Long-travel suspension with gas shock absorbers
  • On Command push button 2WD / 4WD drive system
  • Ultramatic automatic CVT transmission
  • 120kg rack carrying capacity; 600kg towing capacity

Discover the full features at

Colours and availability

Kodiak 450 colours                             Olive Green (New for 2020)

Ridge Red

Yamaha Blue


Available from October 2019

Diff Lock Kodiak 450SE arrives

Kodiak is already the leading name in the large capacity utility ATV world and now Yamaha are taking the mid-sized utility class to the next level with the rugged Kodiak 450 EPS SE DL.
It’s easy-to use-technology, outstanding durability and Yamaha reliability enable the Kodiak 450 EPS SE DL to take on the toughest jobs in extreme terrain. The industry-leading On Command drive system allows you to switch seamlessly between 2WD and 4WD at the push of a button – and the Ultramatic automatic transmission makes every task more relaxing and enjoyable. In terms of comfort and convenience, nothing comes close.
With the ability to pull more than 1134kg / 2500 pounds, the new factory-fitted WARN VRx25 winch is 25% more powerful, enabling this popular utility ATV to take on the toughest jobs in any environment. This higher specification winch assembly also features a load-holding mechanical brake to give better control when dragging heavy loads – and with 15m of steel rope, the new winch is equipped to handle a range of duties in the forest, field or farm.
With a retail price of £7749, the Diff Lock SE is great value.  Units are now available to order. Contact your local Carrs Billington machinery depot or follow the link. HERE

Carrs Billington acquires Paul Chuter ATV

Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Ltd is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire trade and assets of Paul Chuter Agricultural Services Ltd, the agricultural retail business based in Bewaldeth, Cumbria.

Paul Chuter Agricultural Services Ltd is an agricultural supplier specialising in ATV’s with over 15 years of trading, and are most noted as main dealers for Can-Am quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles, having been awarded ‘Dealer of the Year’ status several times. This acquisition extends the product portfolio of Carrs Billington and is an additional building block in the expansion of the company.  Paul and his team have relocated to brand new, purpose-built workshop and offices within our Cockermouth depot. 

Paul Chuter will continue as Sales Manager for ATV’s, with Ian Hornsby and the rest of the team joining Carrs Billington.

Commenting on the acquisition, Rae Tomlinson, MD, of Carrs Billington said: “This acquisition is a great step forward for Carrs Billington and I am thrilled to be welcoming Paul and his team to the Group. Paul Chuter Agricultural Services Ltd has a long standing history as an agricultural supplier and fits perfectly with Carrs Billington’s strategic objectives. We will continue to invest in the business and ensure its ongoing development and success.”

Paul Chuter, Managing Director of Paul Chuter Agricultural Services Ltd, commented: “We are delighted to be joining Carrs Billington. They have an excellent track record and are committed to growing our business. We look forward to working with Rae and his team over the months and years ahead.”

Watch this space for more details about Paul Chuter, Can-Am products in the future.  To enquire about Can-Am machines contact our Cockermouth branch on 01900 824105