The UK's leading manufacturer of agricultural drainage trenchers will return to the Midlands Machinery Show for the seventh consecutive year in November on the back of an impressive 12 months of trading.

Mastenbroek, which has been involved in agricultural drainage since 1977, has enjoyed strong demand on the back of utility projects since it attended last year`s show.

Across the UK, a considerable amount of renewable electric cables and water pipelines are being installed across valuable farmland, necessitating investment in land drainage. Overseas Mastenbroek is supplying their Bulldog trencher for installing the electric cables.

The company has also seen sales of its Magic Eye product double in the last year as contractors seek to ensure they reduce waste wherever possible.

Developed in response to customer requests for an automated way of minimising wastage and launched in January 2022, the Magic Eye package combines a radar sensor with a software application to control the amount of gravel or sand dispensed by the hopper when backfilling.

Available as an optional extra on Mastenbroek's trenchers and retrofittable to any machine with a suitable hydraulic variable height gravel hopper, the Magic Eye regulates itself to the ground level, ensuring the optimum amount of gravel is dispensed.

As well as the Magic Eye, Mastenbroek's commercial director, Christopher Pett, says the company has benefitted from promoting land forming and land levelling. "Our drainage trenchers have been the machine of choice for several of the large agricultural drainage contractors for some time, and we've seen repeat business from them in the last year, which is very pleasing. We're also grateful to those who bought refurbished machines from us in the last 12 months," he says. "The Magic Eye has been another successful area for us alongside export sales to the United States and Europe.

"We're looking forward to making our seventh appearance at next month's Midlands Machinery Show in what has been a magnificent year for us."

As well as agricultural drainage machinery, Mastenbroek operates an environmental division, which will also be represented on Stand 10 in Hall JCH2. Mastenbroek's environmental team works with Dutch manufacturers Herder and Conver to offer environmentally and ecologically sound solutions to keeping watercourses clear and ensuring a continuous flow rate of water to pumps.


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