Farm Machinery Inspections
Plant, machinery and items we inspect
- Tractor fore end loaders
- Air receivers
- Bottle jacks
- Trolley jacks
- Work/access platforms
- Timber forwarders
- Articulated loading shovels
Farmers told us how difficult they found it to get qualified and reliable engineering inspections (under PUWER & LOLER regulations) carried out on their agricultural equipment – hence the development of Farmers & Mercantile Engineering Inspections.
Skilled and Experienced Inspectors
In the past many farmers have found engineering inspections to be largely a waste of time as they have been carried out by persons with no direct experience of operating or maintaining the machines involved and have often involved little more than a cursory glance around the machine and a kicking of the tyres. That is not the case with the engineering inspectors used by Farmers & Mercantile. They all come from farming backgrounds and have experience of selling, driving and maintaining the machines involved. Their sound practical advice will prove worthwhile.
Our team of highly skilled and competent agricultural inspection engineers have all undergone extensive training and all are certified by Lloyds British. Our engineering inspection division is run by Keith Short, a farmer’s son with over 20 years’ experience in the farm machinery trade. Keith also has a team of agricultural engineers that assist him with the various inspections.
Our aim is to:
- conduct a thorough examination of your lifting equipment to comply with PUWER and LOLER standards as required by the Health and Safety Executive, thereby reducing potential accidents
- provide an independent report detailing the general condition and wear and tear of your equipment
- advise where preventative maintenance could be carried out with a view to reducing costly repairs and extending the life of your machinery & maximising trade in values