Grants for Cornish Communities

Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales, and awards grants to help improve rural communities.  The Fund was recently awarded a grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery which will help it to fund a further 10 projects.

Local communities awarded grants in the most recent round of applications are:

  • Dartmoor Hill Farm Project        £44,000
  • Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society   £24,000
  • Devon Communities Together    £49,961
  • The St Tudy Community Shop    £25,000

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project
Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project (DHFP) was established in 2003 and has received funding from the Princes Countryside Fund since 2015.  The DHFP supports farmers on Dartmoor, helping them establish projects which add value to their businesses, as well as increasing vocational skills.
To contact the project, call Sandra Dodd (Project Officer) on 01822 890912

Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society

Devon Cattle Breeders' SocietyThe Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society has been active since 1884, and works to promote and maintain the purity of the Red Ruby Devon breed.
It’s key roles include the administering of pedigree registrations, marketing the breed, and the publication of the annual Davy Herd Book.
You can call the DCBS on 01404 812800

Devon Communities Together

Devon Communites Together

Devon Communities Together was founded in 1961 and helps a wide range of projects across the community.  The grant from the PCF will aid the DCT to deliver an 18 month project to encourage rural enterprise across Torrbridge, Teignbridge, Mid and West Devon.
Get invloved in the project at devonhub.org.uk

St Tudy Community Shop

St Tudy Community Shop
St Tudy Community Shop was established through the hard work of  local fundraisers in 2011 when the village shop & post office closed, citing that the business was no longer viable.

 

The Community Shop has recently been crowned the winner of the South West of  England Award, as part of the rural Community Ownership Awards 2016, and the grant means that it can continue to prove award-winning service to the local community.
Open seven days a week, find out more about the shop here.

Applying for a Grant

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open for funding applications twice a year.  The next round of applications will be open from 13th March to 13th April 2017.
Grants are awarded to activity which results in long-term positive action on rural communities.  This can include improving the viability of a family farm business; driving economic vibrancy in rural communities; and supporting areas in times of emergency, as well as building resilience to prevent issues in the future.
Read more here.


 

Winners – Commitment to Apprenticeships

Commitment to Apprenticeships

Truro Tractors is the winner of:

Commitment to Apprenticeships 2017

in the Small Business Category at the Excellence in Business Training Awards held at the Headland Hotel, Newquay in January 2017.

For over 20 years, Truro Tractors apprentices have been trained at Duchy College – a connection to be proud of.

Truro Tractors Short-listed for Award

Excellence in Business Training Awards 2017

Truro Tractors has been short-listed for the Excellence in Business Training Awards 2017.  The awards, which are hosted by Cornwall College Business (CCB), and supported by Pirate FM, are now in their tenth year.

Excellence in Business Training Awards
Excellence in Business Training Awards

Outstanding Commitment

The awards recognise businesses and individuals who demonstrate commitment and dedication to training across the south west.  Truro Tractors is a finalist for providing Outstanding Commitment to Apprenticeships, (Small Business), and faces competition from Buttons Accounting Limited, and Waldon Security.

Tough Decision

Sally Foard from The Cornwall College Group said:  “We’ve been very impressed with the number of entries to this year’s awards; I’d like to thank all the companies from across the South West who took the time to submit nominations.

“We would also like to thank our judges who had a tough decision, as everyone who applied deserves recognition for their commitment to training.”

And the winner is…

The winners of all ten categories will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony to be held on Friday the 27th of January 2017.

New Holland Juniors

The Next Generation

Young Farmers are important to the industry and New Holland knows this.  It’s important that the next generation feel as much pride in Blue Power as we do, and that’s why New Holland Agriculture have a range of clothing just for juniors, all emblazoned with the New Holland Agriculture badge, and with Scotchlite Reflective Material, (which helps keep kids safe).

Jacket & Trousers

New Holland JuniorThis heavyweight waterproof, windproof, jacket and trousers is made by StormDri has fully taped internal seams which give complete weatherproof protections in heavy storm conditions. It also contains over 25% recycled materials so it is better for the environment.

Reversible Fleece Jacket

new Holland Reversible Jacket
The junior reversible StormDri fleece jacket has a hidden student name tag located inside the front pocket.  Double stitched taped seams are built to withstand school wear and tear, and the hood can be packed away into the collar.

 

Bodywarmer

New Holland Ultra Padded Bodywarmer

Layer-up to keep warm with the Ultra Padded Bodywarmer. This garment has been hand-filled with padded wadding.  It is both showerproof and windproof – and incase of rain, it has a handy concealed hood.

 

Fleece Jacket

new Holland Junior Fleece

 

Zip up from top to bottom in this full zip active Fleece Jacket. There’s room to move in this stretchy fit garment made from anti-pilling fleece.  It is hardwearing and easy to care for.

 

New Holland at Truro Tractors

The New Holland Agriculture Junior range comes in sizes to fit kids as young as 2 years old, all the way up to the grand old age of 14. Call Chacewater today on 01209 821444 to make sure we have the size you need in stock.

All items are delivered for free to your nearest branch of Truro Tractors.

Wellies and Waterproofs

There’s nothing quite as much fun as jumping in puddles, and as the rainy season spreads across Cornwall, there are going to be many opportunities to make a big splash all over the county.

Tractor Ted Waterproof Jacket

raintt_2_zoomKeep little ones dry in this light-weight waterproof jacket from Tractor Ted.

For young mud magnets – this coat is perfect for all weather, and ideal when layered up with a cosy Tractor Ted top.

Available in 3 sizes, up to age 5 – £22

Tractor Ted Raincoat

rainted_1_zoomWhen the weather get’s a bit colder, kit the kids out in this warm, waterproof coat which combines a soft and cosy cotton lining, with a soft, flexible waterproof outer material for ease of wear and comfort.

The smart inner lining combines popular navy and white stripes (the jacket looks great with the cuffs turned up) with a Tractor Ted Big Machine design on a red background.  It’s gorgeous inside and out!

One size left! Age 3-4 £27

Give it some welly!

Berwick infants wellies

You can’t splash around without some serious wellies – these handsome navy wellies from Berwick have a fun, bright red sole and are an ideal first pair of boots for children.

They’re easy to slip on, offer full waterproof protection for your little ones and their rubber material makes them easy to wipe clean after an afternoon of jumping in puddles!

Available at Truro Tractors in a range of sizes from an infant size 3, up to a youth size 4, pricing starts at £6.25

Shop at Truro Tractors

Tractor Ted wet weather gear is available in the Truro Tractors Online Shop, and instore.  Pop in to the Chacewater branch of Truro Tractors to make sure you get the right size of wellies – or call 01209 821 444 to have them shipped to your nearest Truro Tractors depot.

Tractor Ted – All About Christmas

Tractor Ted at Christmas

Tractor Ted has been very busy this year!

Tractor Ted – All About Tractors

Tractor Ted All About Tractors DVD available at Truro Tractors

The All About Tractors DVD is now available in special Christmas edition, featuring a visit to meet the reindeer and see how they pull a sleigh.

If reindeers aren’t special enough, join Tractor Ted on visit to the New Holland factory to see how tractors are made.

Tractor Ted Massive Machines

Other new additions to the Tractor Ted range include the Massive Machines book and DVD.
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Full of Tractor Ted interaction as he pops up on screen to narrate the real life farm action. Encourages full engagement with listening, singing and massive machinery recognition, perfect for young children (and a learning opportunity for Mums, Dads and Grandparents too)!

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Purchase with the accompanying Tractor Ted Massive Machines Book.  32 pages of massive machine photography; totally gorgeous!

TRACTOR TED FARM MACHINES

Especially for little hands, Tractor Ted brings you Farm Machines in a boardbook format.tractor ted farm machines boardbook at truro tractorsEspecially for little hands, Tractor Ted brings you Farm Machines in a 16 page boardbook format.

With bright, bold real life photographs and clear identification, this book is jam-packed with the farm machines that kids love most – combine harvester, tractor, digger and much more.

Tractor Ted at Truro Tractors

All these items and more, are available in the Chacewater branch of Truro Tractors.  Call 01209 821444 to buy today

Tractor Ted goodies are also available in the Truro Tractors Online Store.
Delivery to your local branch of Truro Tractors is free!

Chop-chop! Fast and Powerful Log Splitters

Portek Quik-Split 7

Get your hands on the fastest log-splitter on the market today… at Truro Tractors Chacewater.


Watch the Quick-Split 7 in action

The QuikSplit is a super fast, powerful and portable machine, with a build quality you expect from Portek.

Portek Quick Split 7

With a convenient handle, strong chassis and wheels, the QuikSplit can easily be positioned on any flat ground, ready to start work. Two large spinning flywheels, powered by a 1.5kw electric motor, drive the powerful ram with a force of 7 tonnes. The machine uses kinetic energy to hit your logs with high impact; cutting them quickly and safely.

For the release mechanism, 2 hands are needed. One to engage the drive mechanism, the other to release the ram. The ram springs back in no time at all, ready for the next log. The heavy duty steel guards ensures you are safe from the mechanics – and the safety switch is located next to the handles, for extra fast stopping if required.

Portek Quick Split 7
Portek Quik-Split 7

Handy THPL – 6 – Plus

Of course, it you don’t need so much power, the more modest 6 ton, hydraulic log splitter from Handy may be more up your street.

Handy 6 tonne log splitter
Handy 6 ton log splitter

The Handy THLS-6-PLUS Log Splitter comes complete with a stand that brings the machine to waist height, making the task of log splitting even less stressful. It has a 2200 watt electric motor, is compact enough to be stored easily in either your shed or garage.

With its 6 ton capacity, this log splitter has been designed and manufactured to quickly and easily split logs, a great timesaver. You can split your logs safely due to the two-handed operation, and the log splitter has been mounted on wheels and features a pull handle enabling easy transport, when you need to move it to your work area.

Horticulture at Truro Tractors

Call Nick and Les in the horticulture department at Truro Tractors, Chacewater to discuss how hydraulic log-splitters can make your life easier.  Ring 01209 821 444, today.

Mutlimass from MX

Innovative, modular and multipurpose weights, with 3-point AND automatic hitching

MX Multimass
MX Multimass

New on the market, and available at Truro Tractors, the Multimass concept weight system from MX gives you a huge variety of possibilities.

6 models of MX weights, 14 possible configurations, from 250kg up to 2300kg

Amenity Weights

Starting with the 3 Point Amenity Weights, their flat bottom design ensures they can be easily hitched and unhitched on all type of terrain. The small 250kg weight comes with Category 1 hitching, whilst the larger 400kg weight has Cat 1 and 2 hitching.

Mutlimass Concept Weights

The Multimass Concept weights come in four sizes, and have Cat 2 to 4 hitching.  With 4 models and 12 possible configurations, mix and match as you require, from 600 to 2300 kg.

Mutlimass Optional Equipment

Extend the range with the Multimass Concept Optional Equipment.

The Multimass 400 AD gives you the option of adding 1 to 2 additional weights of 400kg to the primary weight; and the Multibox is a storage compartment with 168L capacity, which attaches to either a primary or additional weight.

Mix it up
Mix it up
Call Truro Tractors to discuss your weight requirements,
and how the MX Multimass can provide the solution.

Chacewater 01209 821444
Wadebridge 01208 815815
Treburley 01579 371133

Follow this link for the RRP

Autumn leaves – Beautiful, but back-breaking

Making Light Work of Leaves

“Leaves covered pavement like soggy cereal,” wrote Patricia Cornwell in her novel The Body Farm, and whilst autumn is a magical season of soft russet and saffron shades on a changing landscape, it does create work for the gardener.

Draper Leaf Rakes

Extra-wide Draper leaf rake
Extra-wide Draper leaf rake £13.20

Truro Tractors has a range of tools to make your job easier.  Starting at the small end of the scale, choose from a selection of leaf rakes. The Draper Garden Leaf Rake comes in two sizes: large 550mm (£5.70), and extra wide 700mm (£13.20 – pictured).

The large rake has a 23-tooth head, whilst the extra wide model has 30 teeth. Both tools have comfortable handles of varnished natural wood; and heads made from strong, flexible plastic, and make raking the grass much easier and quicker.

Darlac Rake ‘n’ Shift

Take a new look at grounds maintenance with the Darlac Rake ‘n’ Shift innovation.

Amazingly lightweight with a long handle to eliminate backache – the large model also has a curved handle to assist use with larger loads. Use as a standard rake for leaves, grass cuttings, clippings etc, then turn over and shovel up.

Honda Cordless Leaf Blower

If you have a bit more ground to cover, you might be interested in the Honda HHBE81 BE Cordless Blower.  This attachment is powered by the 56v lithium-ion battery, and provides 120mph maximum air speed.  Its quiet, lightweight, compact, and operates for up to 30 minutes, (on a 4A battery), making easy work of a back-breaking job, with-out the inconvenience of an electric cable!

Honda leaf blower
Honda leaf blower £165

You will need to purchase a battery and charger for this product (if you do not already own them).  The battery and charger are available separately, at the price of £185 and £50 respectively, from Truro Tractors – your local Honda Authorised Dealer.

Portek Shred n Vac

Portek Shred n Vac £70

Then again, why rake or blow leaves, when you can suck them up! Grab your self a gardening bargain this autumn with the Portek Shred n Vac for only £70.

The Shred n Vac can be used on any surface.  The powerful 1200W motor sucks up leaves and other garden debris into a large, (but easy to empty), 25 litre waste bag.

Debris is shredded to make mulch.

The machine light and easy to use, and is also height adjustable to make it even easier to manoeuvre.

Truro Tractors –  Horticulture

Pop into the Chacewater branch of Truro Tractors today, and discuss your gardening requirements.  Les and Nick are on hand to answer any queries, and demonstrate the horticultural machinery – and are equally happy to help you over the phone.  Call 01209 821 444 to chat with them now.