Steve Smith started Woodmancote Agricultural Contractors (WAC) nearly 50 years ago to provide an extensive range of agricultural services including complete and part farm contracts. Steve’s son, Nick Smith, later joined the business and is now in charge of the day-to-day running and organisation of their skilled operators. Based near Emsworth on the West Sussex/Hampshire border, they offer services from forage harvesting to combining, from hedge trimming to compost spreading and from drilling to baling.
They have recently expanded operations to include wood chipping and wood fuel supply services to meet the increasing demand for the biomass heating industry. They have invested in specialist machinery including the mighty Mus-Max WT12 woodchipper, which has an amazing feed opening of 900 mm x 1300 mm and which is driven by a reverse drive Fendt 1050 tractor (500 hp). It is fed with a 10 m reach crane operated from the tractor cab. The machine has a very high output: up to 80m³ of cord wood per hour.
Partnerships with landowners is an increasingly important part of their business. They have formed various share farming agreements over the past 15 years giving farmers a guaranteed return on investment.
WAC is now offering forestry harvesting and extraction, an new addition to its ever increasing portfolio of services on offer.
If you just need a JCB digger or a specialised tractor for a day or a week, some of our agricultural plant is available on a self drive basis.
With so much farm and forestry machinery available and an extensive list of contracting services, not all of WAC’s plant hire and services are shown on this web site. Please do not hesitate to contact Steve or Nick to discuss your farming and forestry requirements.
Did you know that as a farmer or landowner, there are savings to be made with biomass wood fuel heating?
Forest Heat Energy Ltd our sister company, are leaders in the supply and installation of affordable biomass heating systems, whilst Woodmancote Contractors are able to meet your wood fuel requirements by offering contract wood chipping services and wood fuel supply and delivery.
Woodmancote Agricultural Contractors offer a range of their agricultural plant and machinery for hire.
Example: JCB Digger Hire
JCB 3cx Digger – Extending reach up to 17ft.
Concrete Breaker and a full range of buckets.
Minimum Hire Charge: 4 Hours
Other Farm Machinery for Hire
Also available for hire on a daily or weekly basis including:
Tractors ranging from 140hp Reverse Drive Fendt
Trailers up to 18 tonne and push off trailer
and much much more…