ACC Contracting

Rural – Grassland – Forestry – Agricultural – Equine – Conservation
Contracting, Management & Maintenance across Berks, Hants, Bucks and Oxon.

ACC Contracting are fully qualified and insured for public liability, third party liability and employers liability for all aspects of work undertaken. If you require work which isn’t featured, please get in touch and I will be happy to do my best to help.

Operating as usual

11/09/2021

A new customer very happy with the results of hiring one of our 1.5m flail mowers to fit his own compact tractor for a day.

Most of our tractor implements both large and small are available to hire on a daily or weekly basis too.

Please see our Facebook shop for details.

A new customer very happy with the results of hiring one of our 1.5m flail mowers to fit his own compact tractor for a day.

Most of our tractor implements both large and small are available to hire on a daily or weekly basis too.

Please see our Facebook shop for details.

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 08/09/2021

Out chasing the sun this evening on the rake.

#Hay2021 #hayseason #agriculture #agriculturalmachinery #agriculturalcontractor

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 07/09/2021

Advertised on behalf of long-standing regular client:

Small & quiet private stable yard with ancillary buildings and three post and rail fence paddocks available for rent near Aldermaston. Paddocks and arena maintained regularly by ourselves. 20m x 45m fenced sand arena on site recently topped up by us. Suit one horse of 15.3hh or below (due to low stables) to be stabled overnight. £65.00 per week.

Please email [email protected] or call Mrs Janet Barnes on 0118 970 0376. We are unable to answer questions as advertising it on behalf of elderly client.

05/09/2021
31/08/2021

Renovating some very nice old turf this afternoon with the three leg grassland sward lifter/sub soiler.

This decompacts compacted grassland, allowing oxygen and nutrients to the roots, improving the drainage and helps prevent waterlogged ground in the winter.

Our 100hp Massey Ferguson works the three leg very well, creating a good level of heave on the turf and the cutting discs mean there is minimal damage to the sward surface.

It also works very well on grassland which has been cut for hay and compacted by multiple passes of agricultural machinery for mowing, tedding, baling and bale carting, all of which contributes to soil compaction and affects grass growth for the following year.

#swardlifter #flatlift #grasslandmanagement #paddockmaintenance #agriculturalmachinery #agriculturalcontractor

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 31/08/2021

ACC Contracting can construct, fabricate, supply and install a wide range of timber structures ranging from railway sleeper raised beds and turning circles, simple fence stiles and gates, to field shelters and barns. ACC Contracting also undertake cross country jump construction and installation, show jump fabircation and delivery, muck clamp builds, hitching rail / fencing / stile / gate installation, stable / barn / timber building repairs, routine stable maintenance, emergency fence / gate / hedge repairs, timber bridge installation, natural cross country jump / bench construction and installation. ACC Contracting can supply all timber products required, including fence rails, fence posts, railway sleepers, trellis, gates, doors, stiles, et cetera.

25/08/2021

A bit of small scale muck spreading today with the Kioti 50hp and muck spreader. Works very well when the ground is still soft in places as it floats over the top and doesn't rut the fields up.

A bit of small scale muck spreading today with the Kioti 50hp and muck spreader. Works very well when the ground is still soft in places as it floats over the top and doesn't rut the fields up.

20/08/2021

Had to resort to baling the old fashioned way yesterday due to the wet ground conditions!

I think this year is the first time I've had to bale with 4WD and diff locks on.

17/08/2021

Is this what's called corporate networking in agriculture OJM Farm Contractors? 🤣

Is this what's called corporate networking in agriculture OJM Farm Contractors? 🤣

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 16/08/2021

Just had delivery of two new very heavy duty flail mowers / mulchers for topping, mowing, mulching and ground clearance.

2m and 2.6m versions suitable for tractors between 50hp and 150hp. Both come with hydraulic sideshift, hydraulic tailgate, adjustable cut heights and heavy duty helix rotors and hammer flails for clearing large amounts of vegetation quickly.

Available for operated hire on our own tractors or unoperated hire on your own tractors.

#agriculture #forestry #agriculturalcontractor #forestrymulching #paddockmaintenance #forestrymulcher #groundclearance #planthireuk

12/08/2021

Even managed to stripe this field with the flail mower despite the amount of grass I flailed down!

Even managed to stripe this field with the flail mower despite the amount of grass I flailed down!

11/08/2021

A big “Thank you” to Matt at ACC Contracting for topping our beautiful field yesterday. He had reseeded it earlier in the year because it had got so muddy in the winter and the grass was quite sparse. It’s now lush and thick and topping it will make the grass grow stronger to support some of our horses during Autumn/Winter.

Matt supports local charities with great discounts. He’s always on hand for a favour when it needs a tractor as well. He does an awesome job too! 😊

09/08/2021

An afternoon topping down grazing paddocks for SAFE - Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines in #Arborfield to finish today off with the batwing mower and #MasseyFerguson.

An afternoon topping down grazing paddocks for SAFE - Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines in #Arborfield to finish today off with the batwing mower and #MasseyFerguson.

05/08/2021

Always a pleasure to get some lovely comments from one of our long standing #equine customers.

#agriculture #horses #paddockmaintenance #agricultualcontractor

Always a pleasure to get some lovely comments from one of our long standing #equine customers.

#agriculture #horses #paddockmaintenance #agricultualcontractor

02/08/2021

As well as the 100hp Massey Ferguson and 2.8m flail mulcher, we also have a smaller Kioti 50hp and 2.2m flail mulcher, which while smaller, does exactly the same job on a smaller footprint and can be transported on our HGV.

Copes with vegetation taller than the bonnet easily. In use all this week on mulching duties, so please contact us with any requirements.

31/07/2021

Just can't get the staff these days...

#DogsOfInstagram #labrador #gundog #farmdoglife #farmdogsofinstagram

Just can't get the staff these days...

#DogsOfInstagram #labrador #gundog #farmdoglife #farmdogsofinstagram

27/07/2021

Drivers eye view of the flail mulching yesterday. Even the bramble patches were no match for the Massey and mulcher!

26/07/2021

So the company mascot had to have an impromptu visit to the vets earlier to remove a thorn from his pad.

He also had the ignomy of being collected a couple of hours later in a tractor as we travelled between jobs.

He wasn't impressed.

#labrador #gundog #dogsofinstagram

So the company mascot had to have an impromptu visit to the vets earlier to remove a thorn from his pad.

He also had the ignomy of being collected a couple of hours later in a tractor as we travelled between jobs.

He wasn't impressed.

#labrador #gundog #dogsofinstagram

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 26/07/2021

A few before and after photos from this mornings job. 12 acres of rough grassland riddled with ragwort flailed down with the Massey Ferguson and 2.5m flail to prevent it from going to seed.

If conditions permit, we will be applying herbicide to this in the autumn and spring to bring the ragwort under control.

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 24/07/2021

We've also invested in a three leg grassland sub soiler / sward lifter with front cutting discs. Thia should come in very useful for removing compaction and improving drainage in pasture and paddocks without disturbing or destroying the grass sward.

If can be used as a two or three leg sward lifter and at different widths. Please get in touch with any requirements.

It can also be hired for use on your own machines if needed.

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 22/07/2021

As our 2.8m Wessex flail mulcher took a battering from a careless driver on Monday morning we had to break off from flail topping unfortunately and head back to cart in the first of the hay bales from the neighbouring landowner.

New Brown's Leopard flail mulcher arrived first thing this morning and was swiftly put to work flailing down 32 acres for another local landowner.

Perfect paring with the Massey as a lightweight tractor means it doesn't compact the ground as a larger tractor does and it can fit through a 9ft gateway but still mulch down thick and tall vegetation.

Please get in touch with any requirements.

21/07/2021

Oh Deere...

Baby Massey did good.

#HitTheDiffAndPray
#IfItIsntRedLeaveItInTheShed

[07/20/21]   Big thanks to our local garage, Spratley's of Mortimer for the loan of their airline to blow out the radiator on the Massey between mowing jobs yesterday. Started getting a bit hot under the bonnet with a filled up radiator grille but all swiftly sorted!

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 16/07/2021

ACC Contracting can construct, fabricate, supply and install a wide range of timber structures ranging from railway sleeper raised beds and turning circles, simple fence stiles and gates, to field shelters and barns. ACC Contracting also undertake cross country jump construction and installation, show jump fabircation and delivery, muck clamp builds, hitching rail / fencing / stile / gate installation, stable / barn / timber building repairs, routine stable maintenance, emergency fence / gate / hedge repairs, timber bridge installation, natural cross country jump / bench construction and installation. ACC Contracting can supply all timber products required, including fence rails, fence posts, railway sleepers, trellis, gates, doors, stiles, et cetera.

Photos from Buff Valeting's post 16/07/2021

Can't recommend these guys highly enough. My vehicles take a battering and rarely (ahem, never) get cleaned.

You wouldn't think this pickup was driven through a hedge three days ago now!

12/07/2021

Just to show the benefits from a single professional application of herbicide by us earlier this year.

The whole parkland was riddled with plantain, clover, dandelion, daisy, buttercup, thistle and other Broad leaved weeds.

We applied a herbicide mix to the area on the left before returning a few weeks later to apply the same mix on the right.

Bit of a difference 4 weeks post application to the area on the left.

Just to show the benefits from a single professional application of herbicide by us earlier this year.

The whole parkland was riddled with plantain, clover, dandelion, daisy, buttercup, thistle and other Broad leaved weeds.

We applied a herbicide mix to the area on the left before returning a few weeks later to apply the same mix on the right.

Bit of a difference 4 weeks post application to the area on the left.

11/07/2021

Our 50hp Kioti loader tractor, Wrag post driver & quick fencer heading out on the 7.5t lorry for an #equine horse net #fencing installation job tomorrow near #Newbury with limited access.

Same fencing capability as our 100hp Massey, but will all fit through a 1.8m wide gap for sites with limited access.

Our 50hp Kioti loader tractor, Wrag post driver & quick fencer heading out on the 7.5t lorry for an #equine horse net #fencing installation job tomorrow near #Newbury with limited access.

Same fencing capability as our 100hp Massey, but will all fit through a 1.8m wide gap for sites with limited access.

06/07/2021

Access restrictions meant that a larger tractor couldn't access these paddocks, so we brought the Kioti and 2.2m flail mulcher over on the lorry to bring some disused horse paddocks back into a manageable condition earlier this week.

It might be a smaller tractor, but it handles undergrowth higher than the bonnet with ease.

30/06/2021

Hi All,

Apologies for those that have tried calling the office in the last 48 hours. Our office telephone line went down and I've been trying to locate the problem.

The problem is one of these two decided that office network cables are quite tasty snacks.

Please ring 07826067939 for the next few days until I source an armour plated kevlar wrapped network cable...

Thanks
Matt

Hi All,

Apologies for those that have tried calling the office in the last 48 hours. Our office telephone line went down and I've been trying to locate the problem.

The problem is one of these two decided that office network cables are quite tasty snacks.

Please ring 07826067939 for the next few days until I source an armour plated kevlar wrapped network cable...

Thanks
Matt

26/06/2021

Bit of flail mowing this morning at Hartley Wintney to tidy some old parkland up around the corner from the farm.

Bit of flail mowing this morning at Hartley Wintney to tidy some old parkland up around the corner from the farm.

24/06/2021

900m of post and rail installed for a landowner in Hampshire, just in time to get the mower on the tractor!

900m of post and rail installed for a landowner in Hampshire, just in time to get the mower on the tractor!

[06/23/21]   Thanks Dennis. Appreciate the kind comments.

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 22/06/2021

Few more muck heaps cleared today for customers in Sulhamstead, Swallowfield, Wokingham & Theale with the MF and Big Red trailer.

Photos from ACC Contracting's post 17/06/2021

We have almost come to the end of herbicide spraying for the spring and will be out over the next few days grass cutting on both large and small areas. We also have the fine turf and pitch mowers available.

Flail mowers in sizes from 1.5m / 5ft to 3m / 10ft on various size tractors. Get in touch for contract mowing, amenity mowing, paddock topping, track mowing, pitch mowing and pasture topping.

[06/10/21]   We are getting an awful lot of enquiries regarding herbicide application in horse paddocks and a lot of them involve an initial enquiry which goes along the following lines:

"Hi, I put a post in [INSERT FACEBOOK EQUINE GROUP HERE] about the best weedkiller to use on my paddocks and people said to use [INSERT PROFESSIONAL HERBICIDE BRAND THAT KILLS EVERYTHING HERE]. I've bought some so can you come and spray it for me?"

or

"Hi, I put a post in [INSERT FACEBOOK EQUINE GROUP HERE] about the best weedkiller to use on my paddocks and people said to use [INSERT PROFESSIONAL HERBICIDE BRAND HERE]. I've bought some so can you come and spray it for me?"

The answer from us is always "NO". We have a high financial outlay each year to continue being qualified, inspected, trained and insured for herbicide application and we have to abide by the regulations which ultimately are in place to protect the environment, you and your (expensive) horses.

I've seen some of the replies to similar posts in equine groups promoting totally unsuitable herbicides with totally incorrect and unsafe (and in some cases dangerous) advice. We don't take advice from unknown and unqualified people on social media (and actually advising on herbicide use / herbicide application without being BASIS qualified is illegal). We take advice from our training and qualifications and BASIS qualified agronomists.

When we politely refuse to apply the herbicide that had been purchased by someone unlawfully from a dubious source (such as a seller based in the Far East on eBay) based on recommendations from unknown people on social media, please respect that we do so to protect us, you and your horses. We will offer to get advice from a BASIS agronomist and provide a price to apply the most effective herbicide / herbicide mix at the most effective rate for your pasture land based on professional advice.

Please don't be rude to any of us on the telephone when you find that we won't break the regulations. I will take a very dim view of it, and if you're rude to one of my staff, (as someone found out today) you will receive a blunt and robust return telephone call from me personally telling you that your behaviour won't be tolerated and to find another contractor because we won't be carrying out any work for you.

We also provide a detailed spraying record for every single application which states what has been applied at what rate to what area, safety signage, safety information around what restrictions on grazing, mowing, cropping and composting post application.

Ultimately, you wouldn't allow someone who is uninformed and unqualified to treat your horse so why would you allow someone who is uninformed and unqualified to treat the grass in the fields with a chemical where your horse spends most of it's life eating?

Matt

About ACC Contracting

ACC Contracting was founded by myself in 2016 with an ambition to provide bespoke and tailored conservation, rural, land and equine contracting across the south east. This came off the back of ‘ad hoc’ work I have been asked to undertake by other equine premises and landowners over the last ten years, from owning my own small country estate and private stables in Berkshire. Understandably, I’m proud of mine and my company’s ability to effectively deliver large or small projects and work within budget and timescales with a personal touch I enjoy providing as a small business. I take great pride in putting my customers first, and as a small, local business, I offer extremely competitive prices and do all I can to look after and show my appreciation to my loyal customers. ACC Contracting is fully insured for public liability, third party liability and employers liability for any and all aspects of work undertaken and copies of insurance are available on request or available to download from the link below. ACC Contracting staff are fully trained, qualified and certified to NVQ, LANTRA, NPTC, City & Guilds and Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) industry standard and certificates and qualifications are available on request.

I have a B.Sc (Honours Degree), am a member of professional institutes, and previously worked for a large government agency, where my role was to improve the environment through large and small scale practical work before I took the decision to leave the public sector and start ACC Contracting.

Most of the work we carry out for customers is also work I undertake on my own land, on my own buildings, for my own horses and for my own family, so I know what works and what doesn't, and the best times to undertake certain aspects of work. ACC Contracting will undertake any work from small scale hedge and grass cutting by hand to large scale ground clearance and land based or conservation projects. It really is the case that no job is too big or small and I am always interested in a challenging job! I am also happy to provide an equine and environmental consultancy and advisory service and offer work placements to encourage children and students to contemplate a career in the countryside or get involved in conservation and enhancing the natural environment or improving their skillset. I own a fleet of modern agricultural and construction equipment, and can offer competitive hire prices if hire equipment is required.

On the rare occasions I am not working, I can be found on horseback, out shooting with Henry the gundog, with a fishing rod in hand on the river bank, or enjoying a glass of fine red wine (although generally not all at the same time). Henry is our unofficial company mascot and can often be seen loafing around fields while I am working. He is friendly so please say hello!

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