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To start off the New Year, we caught up with R T Nightingale & Son for a chat about their farm and the machinery that they have. 

Business name:

R T Nightingale and Son

Street Farm Luxury cottages


Farming facts:

Arable 450 acre

Stubble to stubble contracting

1000 bed and breakfast pigs

Street farm luxury holiday cottages


Kit List:

Massey Ferguson 7726 tractor

Massey Ferguson 7620 tractor

Massey Ferguson 7619 tractor

Massey Ferguson TH.7038 telehandler

Claas Lexion 580+

Amazone Combi drill

Amazone front and rear mounted sprayer

Amazone fertiliser spreader

Sumo trio

Sumo Versadrill

Sumo mixidisc

Lemken plough

DRT trailer

John Deere gator


What is your favourite job on the farm?

I think I would have to say spraying. I like the attention to detail that you need with spraying and find that the Amazone front and rear mounted sprayer with automatic section control really enhances this. It gives you the chance to look closely at all the crops on the farm and all different times of year.


What Machinery have you bought from Franks Curtis Ltd?

Massey Ferguson 7726 tractor

Massey Ferguson 7620 tractor

Massey Ferguson 7619 tractor

Massey Ferguson TH.7038 telehandler

Browns yard scraper

Various other attachments


Why do you use Franks Curtis Ltd?

We use Franks Curtis because they give us a fantastic service. It’s quite simple, with our diverse farming practice we need excellent back up with little down time and that is what we get. We find that they are very efficient with servicing and we have built up a good working relationship. When looking at changing a piece of machinery we find that the package that they offer is always competitive.


What has been your best purchase?

That has to be the new Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna 6 that we took delivery of last back end. We pre bought Franks Curtis’s demonstrator knowing that it would have 250 hours on. Not only was it a good deal being offered at the time but it was also a big step forward for the farming business, this is our first tractor running Autoguidance 3000 with Omnistar G2 accuracy, it is also the highest horsepower tractor we run. The power to weight ratio of this tractor is incredible which makes it so versatile.


What is your favourite tractor to drive?

It’s a tough question but personally I would say the Massey Ferguson 7620. It was our first Massey tractor and I have spent a lot of hours on it. It has gone really well and seems to have a great deal of power for the size of tractor.


If you won the lottery what would you buy?

I am a big rugby fan so I would have to say a box at Twickenham.


What has been your most recent purchase?

The most recent purchase was the MF TH.7038 telehandler. After the recent venture into a new 1000 place pig b and b unit we were going to rely on the telehandler more so decided to have change. The MF offered great value for money. Not been many in the area it may have been a risk but with the backup we have received from Franks Curtis with the tractors, it was a risk worth taking. We are very pleased with the machine offers versatility with the 7-metre reach and 3.8 ton lift capacity but is still nimble enough to handle every day work. Great visibility from the cab. All in all very pleased with the machine.

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Beansheaf Industrial Park
Kirby Misperton
North Yorkshire
YO17 6BG
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