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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

9/11/2020

The safety of our customers and staff is extremely important to us and we’ll be taking every measure to keep everyone protected. Following Government instructions from Thursday 5th November, access to the showrooms won't be allowed and only our staff will be allowed inside our premises. All branches will continue to run as before with ...

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Operations Centre becomes smarter and more compatible

Operations Centre becomes smarter and more compatible

6/11/2020

With the John Deere Operations Centre, farmers and contractors can manage their farm data anywhere at any time. The app is user-friendly and customers can be linked to their machines, fields and operators on their smartphone or farm computer. John Deere is constantly developing the Operations Centre, in particular to simplify its use and to ...

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant

Countryside Productivity Small Grant

15/10/2020

The third round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme is open until noon on 4th November 2020. As a farmer, you can apply for funding towards equipment that will help to improve your businesses technical efficiency, animal health and welfare, resources efficiency or nutrient management. The eligible items can be found ...

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Tilly Your Trailer

Tilly Your Trailer

13/10/2020

Why should you Tilly your Trailer?  Agricultural trailers are not registered for road use in the UK, and unlike commercial trailers they are not subject to an annual Ministry of Transport (MOT) Test. This can result in trailers not being maintained in accordance with the recommended requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment ...

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StarFire Receiver 20-2 Mandatory Update

StarFire Receiver 20-2 Mandatory Update

13/10/2020

A new StarFire 20-2 software update is now available. This is a mandatory update for both StarFire 6000 and 3000 receivers. The most important part of the 20-2 software update is that it positions the current StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers to continue operating in future. Changes coming with the 20-2 software update also prepare the ...

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COVID Risk Statement

COVID Risk Statement

25/09/2020

Following the announcements from the Prime Minister earlier this week, please see our COVID Risk Statement here. We are still adhering to the COVID Secure guidelines and are limiting access to some showrooms where it is an unnecessary risk. Please contact your local branch who will be able to assist you ahead of a visit. If you are invited ...

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Telematic Tracking Devices

Telematic Tracking Devices

15/09/2020

Hunt Forest Group are suppliers of Telematic Tracking Devices that can be fitted to a range of machines from Compact Tractors to Gators and Ifor Williams Trailers to Construction Equipment. Protecting your assets with one of these devices gives you peace of mind that should the worst happen, your assets can be easily tracked and ...

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Calendar Photo Competition

Calendar Photo Competition

14/08/2020

Are you a budding photographer? Would you like your photo featured in the Hunt Forest Group 2021 Calendar? We are looking for images of machinery and equipment purchased from Hunt Forest Group working throughout the year - whether it be agricultural, professional turf or construction. Successful entrants will receive a copy of the finished ...

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Face Masks Compulsory in Showrooms

Face Masks Compulsory in Showrooms

21/07/2020

Only customers wearing face masks will be allowed into the Hunt Forest Group showrooms from 24th July. If you do not have a face mask, please call from outside the branch for assistance. This guidance has come from the government and will help to limit exposure to our staff and customer alike. If you are suffering any symptoms, please also ...

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6M Series Tractors Go Stepless

6M Series Tractors Go Stepless

26/06/2020

Following their successful introduction at Agritechnica 2019, John Deere’s 6M Series tractors have been delivered to customers since January 2020. With this brand new tractor series, John Deere raised the bar in this tractor segment by delivering excellent visibility, manoeuvrability and unique payload capacity combined with more operator ...

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Compact Sprayers with Premium Features

Compact Sprayers with Premium Features

26/06/2020

John Deere has developed two new mid-range trailed sprayers, designated the R700i Series. Premium features of the R732i and R740i models are precision and intelligent technology. The trend for plant protection sprayers is not only for larger tank volumes and wider booms. Farmers and contractors are also asking for higher accuracy, reduced ...

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7R Series Leaps Ahead

7R Series Leaps Ahead

26/06/2020

Just eight months after launching its new generation 7R Series tractors at Agritechnica 2019, John Deere has announced another significant update to the range. The new flagship 7R 350 model offers an ideal power to weight ratio to deliver unmatched acceleration and transport efficiency. The 7R Series models introduced in Hanover last November ...

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John Deere introduces brand new header line-up

John Deere introduces brand new header line-up

18/06/2020

John Deere has expanded its header line-up for combine harvesters to include the brand new HD Hinged Drapers range, new HydraFlex Drapers and a BP15 Belt Pickup. Each is compatible with the new John Deere X-Series and most S-Series, T-Series and W-Series combines, to help achieve maximum harvesting capacity while minimising grain losses in a wide ...

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John Deere brings high-capacity X-Series combines to Europe

John Deere brings high-capacity X-Series combines to Europe

18/06/2020

John Deere has added two new X-Series combine harvester models to its 2021 harvesting line-up to help large-scale farmers harvest more tonnes per hour and more hectares per day, specifically in tough, high yielding, wet conditions. The new X9 1000 and X9 1100 combines represent the next level of John Deere harvesting performance and are now the ...

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Introducing the New X Series Combines

Introducing the New X Series Combines

15/06/2020

John Deere has added the new X9 1000 and X9 1100 to the lineup of combines for 2021. These machines have been designed with large scale farmers in mind, focussing on increasing yields, especially in high-moisture corn and tough wheat, they deliver the performance and capacity you need without sacrificing grain quality — all while using less ...

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MYKUHN

MYKUHN

29/05/2020

Have you heard of MYKUHN? This innovative service from Kuhn Farm Machinery UK allows you to sign up and register your machines by serial number enabling you to create parts orders, access operators manuals and much more. There is up to date expert news, special offers on finance and parts and an opportunity to find and save our details so ...

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New M Series Front Loaders are Light and Versatile

New M Series Front Loaders are Light and Versatile

20/05/2020

John Deere has launched the all-new M Series front loaders for tractors up to 155hp. Following the successful R Series announced in 2015, the extended John Deere range now includes an additional four models covering a variety of applications, from standard loader tasks to operations requiring premium performance and comfort. The M Series has ...

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New compact tractors from John Deere

New compact tractors from John Deere

20/05/2020

John Deere has announced a number of updates to the company’s comprehensive compact tractor range for 2020, which includes 13 models in six Series from 25 to 66hp. The main change is prompted by the latest Stage V emissions regulations in Europe, which are designed to limit ultrafine particulate emissions in all engines above 25hp (19kW). ...

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Tractor Air Con System Check

Tractor Air Con System Check

15/05/2020

Ensure your tractors air con is in full working order with our air con system check over and recharge offer for £175 + VAT. Air-con needs regular maintenance to ensure that it is functioning as efficiently as possible. Over time bacteria, mould and fungi can build up on the evaporator in your air-con system which produces an unpleasant smell ...

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Bank Holiday Open Hours

Bank Holiday Open Hours

7/05/2020

Please see our open hours for Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May. Our out of hours servicing phone numbers can be found here.    Friday 8th May Saturday  9th May Chilbolton 08:00 - 17:00 08:00 - 12:00 Isle of Wight Branch closed, on call 08:00 - 12:00 North Warnborough Branch closed, on call 08:00 - ...

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Latest Edition of New Horizon Available

Latest Edition of New Horizon Available

5/05/2020

Welcome to our third edition of the New Horizon magazine. We hope you'll enjoy catching up on all the latest goings-on within the business and with our customers. Read the latest edition here: https://www.yumpu.com/user/huntforestgroup Also included are special offers and discounts on a range of parts, services and wholegoods. Explore ...

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Free Immobiliser with Selected New Gators

Free Immobiliser with Selected New Gators

1/05/2020

Fancy a Gator? Better make it snappy! Whichever model you’re interested in, whether it’s the HPX 815E - made for the job site, or the XUV 865R, the most comfortable Gator in the family, we can supply it. For a limited time only*, all new HPX 815E, XUV 855M, XUV 865M and XUV 865R Gators will come with a FREE fitted Thatcham approved ...

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Online Garden Equipment Shop Launch

Online Garden Equipment Shop Launch

27/03/2020

We're pleased to announce the launch of our NEW online shop! Featuring John Deere ride on, walk-behind, zero turn and robotic mowers along with STIHL handheld equipment. The beauty of the online shop is that it offers a non-contact transaction at this time of increased concerns around the transmission of COVID-19. You can browse our ...

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COVID-19

COVID-19

18/03/2020

Hunt Forest Group would like to reassure our customers that our staff are taking measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are trying to minimise the impact this has on the services we offer you by keeping the disruption to a minimum Updated 24.03.2020 In light of last night’s speech from Boris Johnson, all branches will now be offering ...

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New Gator is the most comfortable ever

New Gator is the most comfortable ever

3/02/2020

John Deere’s new premium XUV 865R Gator is the most comfortable model ever produced in the company’s popular cross-over utility vehicle range. This 23hp diesel-powered model combines the established high performance of the XUV 865M with a wide range of additional operator-friendly features, including a luxurious cab environment. Standard ...

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Fixed Price Service for Home and Garden Machinery

Fixed Price Service for Home and Garden Machinery

25/10/2019

Fixed price service winter offers and 2020 pricing for home and garden machinery are now available. Whether you are looking to get your ride on lawnmower, John Deere Gator, Stihl handheld tool or Ifor Williams trailer serviced, we've got an offer for you. Winter service prices are valid until 31/12/2019 so make sure to book your machine in ...

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New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

22/10/2019

John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands. With the new R4140i 4000-litre capacity and R4150i 5000-litre capacity machines, engineers have further increased performance, precision, safety and operator comfort. The focus of these latest developments ...

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The Autumn New Horizon has Arrived

The Autumn New Horizon has Arrived

21/10/2019

We are proud to launch our Autumn edition of the "New Horizon" the newsletter from Hunt Forest Group. Discover customer stories across agriculture, golf and construction alongside: new product launches, special 0% finance offers on the Kuhn Primor 3750M, special trade in offers on your old StarFire ITC receiver for £500 against a NEW StarFire ...

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John Deere launches new large square balers

John Deere launches new large square balers

16/10/2019

John Deere has added three new models to its range of large square balers, the L624 (70cm high by x 120cm wide), L633 (90 x 80cm) and L634 (90 x 120cm). These will be available for the 2020 season and replace the L1500 Series, while the single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C large square balers are no longer available. The new machines feature ...

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Comfortable power in a compact package

Comfortable power in a compact package

18/09/2019

John Deere has developed a completely new 6M Series tractor range, with higher standards of comfort, performance, manoeuvrability and visibility. These replace the previous 6M, 6MC and 6RC Series and include four new four-cylinder models from 90 to 120hp, featuring a 2.4m wheelbase. This is a more compact 6M Series tractor than John Deere has ...

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Combine Training Schools 2019

Combine Training Schools 2019

21/05/2019

You are invited to Combine Training Schools at our Chilbolton branch 1st - 4th July 2019. Sessions will run from 09:00 - 16:00 daily, and will include lunch which will be served from 12:30 - 13:00. All sessions will include insights from the Precision Ag team. Monday 1st - S700 Series combine Tuesday 2nd - T Series combines FT4 (with ...

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GreenMech Launch the EVO 165 Chipper

GreenMech Launch the EVO 165 Chipper

15/05/2019

GreenMech Listened, Worked and Made it Awesome! The long-awaited EVO 165 chipper is launching on the 17th May 2019. Available in diesel or petrol and compliant with Stage V Emissions. With a whole host of new and improved features:  massive torque, aggressive, variable speed horizontal rollers, heavy duty one-piece chassis and flywheel, ...

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Bank Holiday Open Hours

Bank Holiday Open Hours

2/05/2019

We are open the following hours over the bank holiday weekend: Saturday 4th May: Chilbolton, Tilshead, North Warnborough, Isle of Wight: 08:00 - 12:00 on call for the afternoon. Blashford & Sparkford: 08:00 - 13:00 on call for the afternoon. Sunday 5th May: All branches are closed but on call.  Monday 6th May: Chilbolton & ...

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Careers: Parts Employee

Careers: Parts Employee

27/04/2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic parts employee for our North Warnborough branch near Basingstoke. Job Function: Responsible for the selling, receiving and delivery of parts and accessories. In addition, delivers in-store customer service, overall organizational promotional and stocking duties.  Essential Duties: Promotes and ...

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StarFire 6000 Pin Code Protection

StarFire 6000 Pin Code Protection

2/04/2019

John Deere has recently launched pin code protection on StarFire 6000 receivers through the 19.1 software update. New lockable brackets are now also available to deter thieves. Given the rise in thefts of receivers over the last few years, this is an affordable and effective way to protect your investment. Have your StarFire 6000 receiver ...

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John Deere Open to External Software

John Deere Open to External Software

18/03/2019

The connection between machine and field data is becoming increasingly important in modern agriculture. Contractors and farmers are demanding interfaces that allow easier use by different parties, such as agricultural machinery manufacturers, software developers, crop care suppliers, advisors and so on. To enable more open access, John Deere ...

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Spring Into Action Open Days

Spring Into Action Open Days

11/03/2019

Join us for our annual spring launch - we have all the equipment you need whether you have a small garden, a rambling estate or a construction site. Come and have a go on our John Deere Gator track or look at our range of robotic, walk behind and ride on lawn mowers. We stock the full range of Stihl equipment from the smallest domestic ...

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New Horizon Magazine

New Horizon Magazine

7/02/2019

It is we with great pleasure that we launch the "New Horizon" magazines following the recent merger of New Forest Farm Machinery and R.Hunt Ltd. to form Hunt Forest Group. We hope you'll enjoy reading about changes within the company which have been made with the customer experience in mind. There are some great articles about our customers ...

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A CATALOGUE FOR DOING THINGS BETTER

A CATALOGUE FOR DOING THINGS BETTER

4/02/2019

Whether it’s to work smarter, save more, or to make your machines last longer – this year, make some of the changes you’ve been thinking about to improve your business. This catalogue has all you need to make it happen – parts attachments and accessories for making sure you have a great 2019. View the catalogue here

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John Deere wins two silver medals at SIMA

John Deere wins two silver medals at SIMA

16/01/2019

John Deere’s research and development work has been rewarded with two silver medals at the SIMA 2019 show, which will be held in Paris from 24 to 28 February 2019. Machine Dashboard is the latest remote diagnostic tool developed by the company. This dealer tool is part of the John Deere Connected Support initiative, designed to enable a ...

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R.HUNT LTD ARE NOW AN APPROVED KUHN SUPPLIER

R.HUNT LTD ARE NOW AN APPROVED KUHN SUPPLIER

21/11/2018

Following the recent announcement regarding the merger of R. Hunt Ltd with existing KUHN dealer, New Forest Farm Machinery, KUHN UK has the pleasure of appointing the newly created Hunt Forest Group as an approved supplier of its full range of agricultural and amenity equipment. The appointment extends KUHN’s coverage in the South and South ...

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Exciting times for Hunt Forest Group with new expanded turf area

Exciting times for Hunt Forest Group with new expanded turf area

19/10/2018

Exciting times at Hunt Forest Group as we tee off in our new expanded golf and turf area. We are growing, if you are in turf or construction let’s make sure its together. John Deere dealer Winchester Garden Machinery Ltd has decided to relinquish its professional golf & turf business at the end of October 2018, while retaining Deere’s ...

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John Deere introduces new 8600 forager

John Deere introduces new 8600 forager

10/09/2018

Driven by the market demand for more power, more efficiency and more productivity in self-propelled forage harvesters with a transport width of less than 3m, John Deere is introducing an additional model to its current 8000 Series line-up for 2019. Originally launched in 2014as the entry levelwide body SPFH model in the series, the 8600 will ...

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John Deere introduces four new foragers up to 970hp

John Deere introduces four new foragers up to 970hp

10/09/2018

Building on the success of the 8000 Series, John Deere has announced four new self-propelled forage harvester models from 625 to 970hp. The 9000 Series features the latest forage harvesting technology and will provide customers with 10 per cent more productivity while at the same time consuming 10 per cent less fuel, compared to John Deere’s ...

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NEW FOREST FARM MACHINERY AND R.HUNT MERGER

NEW FOREST FARM MACHINERY AND R.HUNT MERGER

31/08/2018

The Hunt and Smales families are very pleased to announce that as of this week an agreement has been reached whereby R Hunt Ltd and New Forest Farm Machinery Ltd will merge to form a new company, Hunt Forest Group. New Forest Farm Machinery is a high performing Agricultural, Professional Turf, Homeowner and Construction dealer trading from 2 ...

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CommandPRO for all 6R Series Tractors

CommandPRO for all 6R Series Tractors

26/08/2018

John Deere’s CommandPRO joystick is now available for all small and mid-range 6R Series tractors. These models also feature the new CommandCentre 4200 display, which provides all six AEF* certified ISObus functions (*Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation). In addition, all 6R Series models above 130hp now meet Stage V emission ...

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New Tracks and Higher Performance for John Deere Combines

New Tracks and Higher Performance for John Deere Combines

24/08/2018

John Deere is expanding its range of innovative, advanced technology combine harvesters for 2019. In addition to the all-new W330 and W440 compact machines, the W- and T-Series are being updated with higher performance features, and completely new tracks are being introduced, with numerous options and benefits. The next generation of John Deere ...

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Training for success at John Deere

Training for success at John Deere

20/07/2018

A total of 54 young service technicians are being trained in this year’s John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, run in partnership with national training provider ProVQ – an increase of just over 60 per cent on the previous year’s intake. John Deere has also been listed for the second consecutive ...

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R.Hunt Ltd awarded the Kramer Franchise

R.Hunt Ltd awarded the Kramer Franchise

8/09/2017

As of August 2017 R.Hunt Ltd were awarded the Kramer agricultural franchise for Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight. We are now agricultural and construction dealers for Kramer, offering everything from KL series compact wheeled loaders that made Kramer famous in the UK and Europe, up to KT series 5.5 ton 9 metre ...

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Deere & Kramer Form Strategic Alliance

Deere & Kramer Form Strategic Alliance

10/07/2017

John Deere announced last week that it has invested in Kramer-Werke GmbH in order to emphasise the ambition to establish a long-term alliance. Both companies have agreed, subject to antitrust approval, to provide material handling equipment solutions for distribution through the John Deere dealer network under the Kramer trademark. This new ...

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