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Neeltje (Nell) Mastenbroek

With tremendous sadness we must announce that Mrs Neeltje (Nell) Mastenbroek has died peacefully in her sleep at home in Boston, at the age of 93. A constant source of support to her husband, John, she was much loved by everyone for her kindness, patience and great sense of fun. The funeral of Mrs Mastenbroek will be held on Friday 4 October 2019, at Boston Crematorium at 1.30 pm. Afterwards at The Mill, Spilsby Road, Boston, PE21 9QN.

John Mastenbroek 1920 - 2018

It is with great sorrow that Mastenbroek Ltd announces the death of Mr John Mastenbroek. Having moved to England from his native Holland, he founded J Mastenbroek & Co Ltd in 1973 in Boston, Lincolnshire. John passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday 11th April 2018 at the age of 97. The funeral will be held at Boston Crematorium on Monday 23rd April at 11.30am. The family has requested no flowers, but donations in lieu would be appreciated in aid of Skirbeck Court Amenities (to provide treats and outings to the residents of the care home that looked after John so well towards the end of his life).


The model 1012D is now EU stage 4 / tier 4F emission compliant, with the first trencher going to work for the Dutch contractor Van Huizen , using a quiet and fuel efficient Deutz TCD3.6L4 engine. For many years Mastenbroek have lead the field in compact self-propelled precision drainage trenchers. The 1012D retains the many options which set it apart as a versatile little work horse. For example soil skirts and conveyor system to remove excavated spoil on sports turf, an off-setting trench head for glass houses and Trimble laser or GPS control for both grade and auto steer.

News “September 2016”

A new model, the 40/20 has been developed in response to global demand for a powerful heavy duty chain trencher which incorporates the latest technology to install on grade drainage with greater efficiency and repeatability. Maximising operator comfort, safety and staying ahead of the more stringent environmental standards in North America and Europe. The digging chain is driven by two heavy duty hydraulic motors, with selectable low / mid / high speed ranges to suit soil type. Side tilt and extendable track widths aid stability and maximise clearance for spoil from deep trenching.

News “February 2016”

Yorkshire land drainage have taken delivery of the first “Volvo Penta EU Stage 4 engine” 2015 drainage trencher this year. The 238kw machine offers all the features of the previous series machine but with the important added bonus of achieving Stage 4 Final emissions standard. With Volvo Penta opting for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, this system performs without regeneration or a diesel particulate filter making it a simpler, more versatile and a less costly option for our customers.The machine was purchased after a demonstration day when customers viewed the new trencher in action.

Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have commissioned a report into the Field drainage guide Principle, installation and maintenance. An in-depth report into the benefits of a correctly installed and maintained field drainage system not only for arable but also livestock land.