KELLANDS has teamed up with Rickerby Ltd in its first move towards creating a UK sales network.

Creators of the Agribuggy low-ground pressure sprayer, and the Multidrive range of all-terrain multi-purpose loadcarriers, Kellands sees the move as crucial in boosting brand awareness.

The deal will see Kellands machines available through Rickerby’s seven-strong chain of sales outlets in Bowburn, Hexham, Penrith, Carlisle, Carnforth, Cornhill and Dunbar.

Keith Pashley, Kellands director of sales and marketing, said: "We are delighted to build a partnership with Rickerby. They possess huge agricultural experience, have built strong relationships with farmers and contractors, and have a successful track record for supporting customers from sales enquiries through to after-care."

Kellands’ Agribuggy is a high-performance self-propelled crop sprayer that claims to deliver a greater power-to-weight ratio and fuel economy than any of its rivals.

Its unique low ground pressure design enables operators to work in wet conditions and tough terrain, and earlier and later in the year than rivals.

The Multidrive series of machines offers a tank capacity of 9,000 litres or a maximum payload

weight of 14,000kg and thrive as spreaders, sprayers, and all-purpose load carriers.