About Scottish Machinery Rings

Machinery Contract Service

With the high costs associated with ownership and operation of modern farm machinery, it makes sense to optimise its use. By matching spare capacity with shortfalls, the Ring improves the utilisation of machinery registered by its members. There are clear benefits:


  • Range of machines for all farm operations
  • Machines available with skilled operators
  • Access to new equipment without capital outlay
  • Meeting demand at peak seasons
  • Back-up and breakdown cover
  • Fair guide prices
  • Impartial Invoicing and payment
  • Impartial arbitration service


Labour is the key element of any rural business. Nationally, the farm labour pool is shrinking and more and more farms are becoming farmer-operated. There is a need for labour requirement either regularly throughout the year or at peak times. Machinery Rings offer a solution and many have extended their labour services into other industries.


  • Plentiful supply of labour
  • Range of skills across the labour spectrum
  • Guaranteed Self-Employed or Employed status
  • GLA Registered squad labour
  • Central co-ordination by the Ring
  • Handling of employment legislation
  • Impartial invoicing and payment
  • Impartial arbitration service


A comprehensive range of commodities can be purchased through Machinery Rings – building supplies, fuel, fertiliser, feed, hay, straw, seeds, agro-chemicals & animal health products. Discounts are negotiated through group purchasing, offering savings to individual members.


  • Co-ordinated process – a single telephone call
  • Range of suppliers for price and product comparison
  • Competitive quotes
  • Buying group and trust buy systems
  • Simplified invoicing and payment


Training is now a key issue for all businesses. Most Machinery Rings or their subsidiary service companies are registered training providers with expertise in rural training. They deliver a diverse range of courses for Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Management, Administration & training for the Construction and Haulage industries


  • Legislative Training / Quality Assurance
  • Health & Safety
  • Management & Technology
  • Special training requirements

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