Buying Local: What Are the Benefits?

Ideally located on the South Downs, Farm Tech supplies an impressive range of compact tractor attachments for ground-care and grass maintenance.

We have a loyal customer base of compact tractor owners within a 30-mile radius of our address in Alton – so it’s safe to say we like to keep things local! There are loads of benefits of buying local – for the business, the nearby community and, of course, the customer. Here are just a few reasons why buying your farming equipment from a local supplier like Farm Tech is a good idea…

Added peace of mind

All our equipment is assembled and tested in our Hampshire workshop and we provide a 12-month parts warranty with all our machinery. This gives our customers added peace of mind as approved spare parts are just around the corner should anything go wrong. Meaning they can get equipment up and running again quickly and get back to the task at hand with minimal downtime.

Try before you buy

If you get the opportunity, it’s always good to try before you buy when it comes to farming equipment. If you buy from a local supplier, you have the opportunity to talk directly to the technical team who can demonstrate the kit. At Farm Tech, we have regular open days where you’ll be able to see the equipment in use – for example, you can be shown how to install the equipment or cut down a PTO shaft.

We welcome viewings of our machines and we are happy to give advice, answer any questions or even arrange working demonstrations. We have a number of compact tractors at our premises which we are able to use for trying out implements. During open days, our customers can even enjoy a slice of cake while taking a walk around the yard!

A chat and a cuppa

When you buy from a local supplier like Farm Tech, you can have an actual face-to-face conversation with a member of our team over a cup of tea (rather than just speaking over the phone or even email). Not only will you get a more personalised service, you will also have the opportunity to pick our brains on spare parts, seasonal tips, storage advice and more. We can also give you recommendations and load up the trailer for you or arrange delivery – whichever you prefer.

Better deals

Buying local often means you get the best deals, particularly if you’re a loyal returning customer. At Farm Tech, we stock a range of new and used compact tractors in various sizes, tyres and HP ranges. So you can take advantage of our tailor-made compact tractor packages (available with our most popular implements) or pick up a great deal on last season’s stock. And because we genuinely want to see our customers happy, you know we’ll help you to find the right equipment for your needs and budget.

Local deliveries

Delivery of the equipment is usually a lot cheaper and easier if you buy locally. For our local customers, we can usually deliver within a few days and we can help with set-up of the new machine if it’s arranged beforehand.

See for yourself

Come down and see us for a Spotlight Saturday on the 4th May at our premises in Blacknest Industrial Park, Alton. We’ll be demonstrating a great selection of new and used compact tractors along with our vast range of tractor attachments. Plus, there’ll be exclusive one-day deals available – so, you don’t want to miss out!

Drop us a message at or call us on 01420 520510 for more details. And if you can’t make it this time, be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date with all future events.