Sitting Pretty with New Holland

Get the Full Comfort Pack for free – save at least £5000!

Until June 30th, the Full Comfort Pack is Free!

Buy a new Holland T7 LWB or T7 Heavy Duty from Truro Tractors before the 30th of June 2016, and the tractor will come to you complete with a full comfort pack, worth £5,804 (for T7 LWB) or £7,710 (for the T7 Heavy Duty) – including all the best features designed to raise your productivity.


What’s In the Pack?

Your full comfort pack from Truro Tractors will include:

  • Auto Guidance Ready *
  • Isobus Class II
  • Mega Flow Pump
  • HTS II
  • 16 LED Lights
  • Auto Climate Control
  • Electric Mirrors


*Term & Conditions Apply

Call your local depot of Truro Tractors and speak to a Salesman today

Chacewater 01209 821444 ***   Wadebridge 01208 815815 *** Treburley 01579 371133 

Bath & Bedtime with Tractor Ted

Bed and bath fun for Tractor Ted fans

Make bathtime fun with these bright and colourful farm Bath Squirters from Tractor Ted.

Each pack contains five cute bath toys which come in a handy see through carry bag and includes a yellow chicken, brown sheep, black and white cow, pink pig and of course Tractor Ted himself!



All Tractor Ted fans are guaranteed to have lots of farm fun filled bath times playing with these cheerful characters.  You can buy them in our online shop for £8.90, with free delivery to your local branch of Truro Tractors.




After a fun bathtime, your young farmer can snuggle down for the night in these super cosy Tractor Ted Pyjamas.  A long-sleeve design, made from 100% cotton, and machine-washable at 40°C, these PJs are perfect for little girls and boys. Available in the Truro Tractors online shop for £18, you can also pick them up in the Chacewater branch of Truro Tractors.


Browse our range of Tractor Ted clothing online or instore.

*** Call Truro Tractors at Chacewater on 01209 821444 ***

Great British Beef Week

Great British Beef Week

Get ready for the Great British Beef Week!  This annual event usually takes place around the 23rd of April – which just also happens to be St George’s Day.

What could be more British and a Sunday joint of roast beef with all the trimmings?  It could be argued that the humble sandwich is just as quintessentially British, and on a Monday morning if you were to tuck tasty morsels of beef left over from the Sunday Roast, between two slabs of crusty bread, that would be a reasonable contender for the title!

The key focus of the GBBW campaign this year, is how to get more from your meat by celebrating the humble sandwich – and in doing so, the campaign also hopes to raise awareness of the quality and versatility of assured British beef and give the industry a much-needed boost.

rabi_logoOrganised by Ladies in Beef, Great British Beef Week puts the spotlight firmly on the fantastic food that British beef farmers produce. In addition, it raises vital funds for those in need in the farming industry by partnering with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.).

red_tractor_smallLadies in Beef support the Red Tractor

The Red Tractor is an independent mark of quality that guarantees the food we’re buying comes from farms and food companies that meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection.


Get More From Your Meat

There’s more info about Great British Beef Week in the article about beefy bikers and their 300 mile charity cycle.

Also check out the Ladies in Beef website which will have lots of info very shortly.

Tractor Ted Tuesdays

Special offers on Tractor Ted DVDs

Real Farm Fun

Tractor Ted, the UK’s favourite little green tractor, is a loveable children’s character who captivates, entertains and educates young children with his exciting stories of real life farm adventures and discovery.

The hit series of Tractor Ted DVDs and children’s books cover real life stories about farming and the countryside. Launched over 10 years ago, Tractor Ted has become a ‘must have’ in young children’s lives.

Truro Tractors  Tractor Ted

At the Chacewater depot of Truro Tractors, there is a huge selection of Tractor Ted goodies.

Explore the farm and choose from the entire collection of books and DVDs that Tractor Ted has to offer.

Young farming enthusiasts will love the colourful range of backpacks and lunch bag items.

Not to mention colourful clothes, made from lovely soft cotton.


Tractor Ted Tuesdays – 3 DVDs for £21.99

Truro Tractors is sharing their love of Tractor Ted by letting you know about the some of the great products in store, every Tuesday… starting with the brand new DVDs.

Down at the River and All About Harvesters are the latest additions to the Tractor Ted DVD collection.  Tractor Ted DVDs are full of  real life farm footage, and each lasts for about 40 minutes.  DVDs are priced at £8.99 each, but at the Chacewater store of Truro Tractors, you can get the special offer of three DVDs for £21.99

This offer is available in-store and online.  Call 01209 821 444 for availability.
Discount will be applied to your basket before the final total is verified.


Your Passion. Lely Innovation.

0% finance from Lely on new forage harvesting equipment

0% Finance with Lely & Truro Tractors


With Lely Finance, Truro Tractors is making it easier for you to invest in the farm machinery you need now, to support future growth.

Take advantage of 0% finance and a pay-back period of up to three years on products across the Lely forage harvesting range including equipment for:

  • mowing
  • tedding
  • raking
  • loading
  • baling
  • wrapping
  • chopping

Alternatively, you can choose to go “off scheme” with a tailored repayment profile to suit your particular cash flow and business requirements.

Offer ends soon

These finance offers must end on the 31st of May 2016.  Call Lely on 01480 476601, or contact your local branch of Truro Tractors for more information.

Chacewater 01209 821 444 *** Wadebridge 01208 815 815 *** Treburley 01579 371 133

What are the Prospects for Small Farms?

The Prince’s Countryside Fund prince

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established by the Prince of Wales in 2010 and exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.   Every year, the Fund provides more than £1m in grants to nationwide projects that help provide a secure future for the countryside.  The Fund also commissions research into issues affecting families and rural communities.

Working with the University of Exeter

The Fund is concerned about the future viability of small family farms.  Together with the University of Exeter, the Fund is working on a research project to identify the key factors that help small farms survive.  The outcome of the research is to improve the prospects of family farms, and show how farmers can improve their performance through increased efficiency, added value, diversification, co-operation and succession planning.


How you can help

In the first instance, the research team is asking for submissions of written evidence on the following questions:

  1. What do small farms contribute to the agricultural sector, the rural economy and communities, and the countryside which is distinctive and important in comparison to larger farms?
  2. How might a viable and vibrant small farm sector be encouraged and supported? This might include: the use of CAP measures, the operation of supply chains, taxation rules, tenure legislation, access to finance, and practices around succession and new entrants.
  3. How might small farmers improve performance and viability through, for example, increased efficiency, added value, diversification, and co-operation?
  4. We would also be grateful to receive any evidence detailing examples of ‘good practice’ where small farm businesses have thrived and where lessons might be learned for the sector as whole.

Based on the responses, you may then be asked to attend workshops being held with other interested parties.

Please email or send in writing evidence to:
Professor Michael Winter OBE
Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP),
University of Exeter
Lazenby House,
Prince of Wales Road,

Closing Date: 12 noon Wednesday April 20th 2016.

To find out more about this research from the University of Exeter click here.


To find out more about this research and how The Prince’s Countryside Fund supports farm businesses and rural communities, please contact Maddy Fitzgerald on 020 7566 8797 or

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is committed to doing more to boost the viability of small farms across the UK and the outcomes from this research will be fundamental in shaping this work. The research findings will be published in summer 2016.


Written evidence submitted to the Small Family Farm Project will be used for both academic purposes and by the Prince’s Countryside Fund as part of their work in supporting family farmers.

Evidence submitted may be published in full or in part for academic reporting purposes and disseminated at academic conferences, seminars, etc.

Your contribution will remain entirely anonymous unless you wish to be named. When you submit your evidence please state clearly one of the following preferences:

  • I do not wish my name/organisation name to be included in any published results.
  • I am happy to have my name/organisation name included in published list of organisations/individuals submitting evidence but do not consent to quotes being attributed to myself/my organisation.
  • I am happy to have my name/organisation name included in published list of organisations/individuals submitting evidence and to having quotes attributed to myself/my organisation.

The information provided to us will not be used other than for the purposes described above and third parties will not be allowed access to it (except as may be required by the law). Your data will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act, which means data will be anonymised and kept securely, indefinitely.


Free Farm Advice & Coffee Mornings

Free coffee and advice for farmers in the south-west.

Coffee morning initiative launched to support farming community

Cornish Mutual has launched a new coffee morning initiative as part of a year-long commitment to support rural charity the Farming Community Network (FCN).

The first three of theses events will be held in the week beginning Monday the 18th of April, and will focus on sharing hints and tips on how to make farm business administration easier, and less time consuming.

The coffee mornings are free to attend with participants encouraged to donate to the FCN through a tea and cake stall and a raffle.  Cornish Mutual have pledged to match all funds raised up to £100.

The pressures of farm administration was a specific area of concern that was raised by farmers who attended Cornish Mutual’s health and safety events last year.


Alan Goddard, Managing Director for Cornish Mutual said: “The FCN is a very important charity which addresses issues which are often not discussed openly in the farming community. People can face a variety of pressures when running a farm, be it financial or personal, it can be a very stressful lifestyle, especially at the moment when we know farmers across the Westcountry are finding it hard.

“The FCN offers practical help and advice to farmers and their families in times of need enabling them to talk through problems and where possible  find solutions. The coffee morning initiative is a great way to raise funds for the FCN and bring people together. We also know that the free advice will be very welcome.”

The first three coffee mornings will take place on:

Mlobbsonday 18 AprilLobbs Farm Shop, Heligan, St Austell. Speakers include Canon Chris Batt, speaking on behalf of the FCN, and Peter Green, accountant and farmer, who will talk about ways to improve how you work on and in your farm business.

ullcaombeWednesday 20 April
Ullacombe Farm Shop and Café, Bovey Tracey. Speakers include Stephen Dennis, speaking on behalf of the FCN, and a talk about how to handle your book-keeping so it benefits your farm business.


dartsWednesday 27 AprilDarts Farm, Exeter. Speakers include Joanne Jones, speaking on behalf of the FCN, and a talk about how to handle your book-keeping so it benefits your farm business.


To book a place call Cornish Mutual on 01872 246440
or email

Entry is free, donations are welcomed for the raffle.

National Gardening Week

Great Gardening Deals

What a start to National Gardening Week – after the storms of Sunday night, the sun is now shining brightly here in Cornwall: warming up the earth, ready for a spot of digging.

At Truro Tractors, the Draper spring & summer deals have arrived.  Pop into the store just outside of Chacewater and choose from a range of quality tools – there’s something for every job.

Don’t worry about getting dirty either: we have a colourful selection of gardening gloves; and footware from robust rubber wellies, to light-weight gardening clogs.  Happy Gardening!




Deadline for Grant Applications – Prince’s Countryside Fund

13th April deadline for grants from the Prince’s Countryside Fund

About the Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.

Recent Projects

In Grampound, The Hollies Store and Post Office was the only convenience store in the village but it closed after the shopkeeper and postmistress retired.  Faced with the prospect of a six-mile round trip for a pint of milk or newspaper, villagers came together to explore reopening the shop themselves.

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The new Grampound Village Store and Coffee Shop, next to the village hall, was made possible with a grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, plus more than half of the households in the village signing up to a community share, amassing more than £20,500 in three months. The new store plays an important role as a hub of the community:It provides local jobs and volunteering opportunities, a place for residents to meet and a valuable outlet for local food suppliers.  Read more about recent projects here.

New Grant Applications

The Prince’s Countryside Fund seeks grant applications for projects which support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities, by helping the people that live and work in the countryside. The grant programme currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:

  1. Developing thriving rural communities by improving service provision in rural areas.
  2. Transforming rural livelihoods by supporting rural enterprise and farming businesses.
  3. Creating the farmers of the future by providing training opportunities for young people and unemployed people.

Each theme is described in more detail in the Grant Eligibility and Guidance Document. You can read more about the ways in which the Fund has helped people here.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open for funding applications twice a year.
The Fund is currently open for applications until midnight on 13th April 2016.

Click here to apply

John Deere 6830 for sale at Truro Tractors

John Deere tractor for sale at Chacewater Call 01209 821 444 for details.


It’s not often that you can get a John Deere tractor from a New Holland dealer, so take advantage of this opportunity.  At the Chacewater depot of Truro Tractors, there is a John Deere 6830 available, now.

Bearing a local WK07 plate, this tractor was registered in the first half of 2007.  At nine years of age, the clock only has a reading of less than 4,400 hours.

To see more images and for information about the wheel sizes, click on Truro Tractors.

Call the sales office at Truro Tractors today, and ask about this tractor.
Chacewater 01209 821 444