THE STORY OF BAINBRIDGE ENGINEERING
The history of Bainbridge Engineering can be divided into two main chapters. First the Keenan Years, Cyril Bainbridge has specialised in feeders since 1988. A timely conversation with Keenan's then managing director at the Smithfield Show led to an ongoing service contract, with Bainbridge Engineering looking after customers as far away as Great Yarmouth, Sheffield, Manchester and Scarborough – an amicable arrangement which faltered when the horrors of the FMD intervened. "I only had two service calls from March to October in 2001" Cyril Bainbridge explains, "simply because there were no cattle to be fed". The area shrank too, and the combined result of all that was Bainbridge Engineering went independent.
To keep the company's head above water, Cyril worked for Treske Furniture in Thirsk and Thompson Craftsmen Ltd, installing dust extraction systems. When agriculture finally found its feet, he picked up from where he left off, this time servicing and selling all makes of feeders and even helped design and sell his own tub feeder, the "Bainbridge Feedall", and taking on the dealership in the North for the RS Agri-Mix Feeder.
We offer a comprehensive service specialising in the refurbishment of feeders, either sending out reline plates to customers or relining the feeder in the workshop, providing the equivalent of a courtesy car, a replacement feeder so the customer is not out of action. We can also supply most parts for feeders, from chains, bearings to blades.
Boasting a good stock of up-to-date machinery (lathes, radial arm drilling machines, cutters, plasmas etc) Bainbridge Engineering can turn their hands to all kinds of fabrication work and this is where the next chapter begins.
Bainbridge Engineering are now well known for their fabrication of handling equipment such as brackets for tractors and loaders, buckets, muck forks and even steam engine wheels. All of their buckets and muck forks are CE approved, hence are made to a high standard, all of which can be seen at "The Great Yorkshire Show" which they have attended since 2006, and their local "Ryedale Show" at the end of July.
A regular at the monthly York Machinery Sale, Bainbridge Engineering is on the crest of a wave and is looking forward to expanding its customer base as they "CONTINUE TO WORK FOR THE FARMER".