A newly established equestrian centre in Lincolnshire has just taken delivery of an Avant mini loader and a variety of attachments – a package which has been able to take over work previously requiring four different machines.
Field Farm, north of Skegness can accommodate up to 28 horses and ponies, either on a livery basis or, during the summer months, as a destination centre for holidaying owners.
Owner Paul Simpson was keen to find a single machine that could perform all the regular duties around his impressive 60 acre site, from handling large straw bales to sweeping areas of concrete yard and cutting grass around the jumps of the Centre’s UK Chasers approved cross-country course. By having just one ‘jack-of-all-trades’ machine, not only is less room required for storage but also maintenance costs can be greatly reduced as well.
Having seen an Avant machine at a county show, Paul made contact with local dealer, Fentons (Bourne), which was happy to deliver a demonstrator for a 10 day free trial to enable him to assess its performance.
Paul said, “I was initially a little sceptical about its ruggedness but I have to say my fears proved to be totally unfounded as the Avant turned out to be a little star and so I knew the search for a suitable machine was over.”