Head Office
Barnstaple: 01271 858426
Callington: 01579 388900
Holsworthy: 01409 255621
Truro: 01872 722960

About Smallridge Bros

Smallridge Brothers was established in 1977 when brothers David and Michael Smallridge started their Agricultural Engineering partnership.

In the early years of the company which saw David (Bert) Shambrook join the team in 1979, Smallridge Bros were mostly involved in the repair of Agricultural machinery and equipment and the occasional sale of used tractors.

Because of their attention to detail and after-care service the popularity of their quality used tractors and services grew to a position that many of their customers thought they were John Deere dealers. Their efforts were rewarded in 1990 when John Deere approached them with an offer of becoming an official franchise dealership.

In 2011 the company spread its wings to Cornwall with a second depot at Callington, and in the summer of 2014 a third depot was acquired in Holsworthy which joined up the existing territories.

In 2018 Simon Smallridge, son of David Smallridge was appointed as the company’s Dealer Principal.

2020 saw further growth for Smallridge Bros with an expansion into west Cornwall. A new depot was set up in Truro meaning the company could offer their unrivalled service and back-up across all of Cornwall.

Smallridge Bros now employs over 90 staff and covers a large part of Devon and all of Cornwall with the JD franchise, and has exclusivity with the franchises of many other brands over the whole of both counties.

Despite the change the company has seen over recent years, Smallridge Brothers have not forgotten its roots and still recognises the importance of good service and backup. These values are how we built our trust with farmers, and how we will continue to maintain that trust.

This is the bedrock on which the company has been built and is still the company’s ethos over 40 years later.


“Keeping your wheels turning”