History of Our Companies

Hopkins Machinery 

Hopkins Machinery is the latest addition to the Hopkins family’s companies. Set up in 2015 by Evan Hopkins, Hopkins Machinery is responsible for the linking all of the other four associated companies; Ted Hopkins Ltd, Tractor Hire Ltd, Buggy Hire UK, and Telehandler UK as well as this it is responsible for our service in the South West and our newest depot based in Willand, Devon Located in the Mid Devon business park, just off the M5.

Hopkins Machinery is responsible for leasing vehicles and equipment whether it be for short term or long-term use for; agriculture, groundcare, leisure, or general industry with maintenance. Our vehicles and equipment make jobs easier and work more efficient. We aim to provide excellent and outstanding on call service to all our customers.

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Ted Hopkins

Ted Hopkins Limited is a leading UK supplier of groundcare and Agricultural Machinery, Plant Hire Services, Leisure Equipment and related maintenance, parts and on-site servicing solutions.?Initially established in 1987 By Edwin Hopkins (Ted) who has been involved in the agricultural machinery business since 1954. Ted and his son Christopher Hopkins started Ted Hopkins Ltd together and is still a family run business today; it has been providing tractors, farm equipment, groundcare machinery, plant hire and more recently Quads, Mules, and Golf Buggies, across Wales, the Midlands and South West of England.

Our extensive experience gained over the years, combined with the forging of close relationships with leading manufacturers, such as Kubota, Deutz-Fahr, Toro, Club Car, Stihl, Kawasaki, Kymco and many others means that customers can buy garden and agricultural equipment knowing that they are getting high quality products at competitive prices. The products are strong, reliable and are supported by suppliers dedicated to constant development. We pride ourselves on offering outstanding levels of customer service and have built up an impressive client base.

In many cases we are the approved franchise in our geographic region for leading manufacturers. Our products and services are available to individuals and to both small and large businesses in the whole of the South and Mid Wales, Somerset, Avon and Gloucester regions. Ted Hopkins Limited is run from our 10 acres headquarter site in Newport and our additional purpose built branch in Brecon also allows us to effectively service local client needs in the Mid Wales area.



Tractor Hire

Tractor Hire Ltd, is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of plant, agricultural, groundcare and Utility vehicles and machinery.  Tractor Hire Ltd was established in 1987 to provide a range of equipment and machinery hire solutions, including:

A hire or lease from us gives you access to expensive state-of-the-art equipment and machinery as and when you need it without a large capital outlay or maintenance worries. Should you wish to buy instead, our supplier and approved franchise relationships enable us to offer the most cost-effective prices for both new and used products.

We offer a full range of tractor, agricultural, groundcare, and plant hire maintenance solutions.  We know that our customers need more than hire, leasing or purchasing solutions and we also offer a full range of maintenance and servicing contracts to make sure that your equipment and machinery remains in optimum condition. This includes on-site maintenance and delivery.

It doesn’t matter whether you only need a short-term hire, a longer lease or intend to make a purchase, our after-sales service will keep things running smoothly for you. As a family-run business we combine years of experience and a position as a leading supplier in the industry with a commitment to professional and friendly service.



Buggy Hire UK

Buggy Hire UK is part of Tractor Hire Limited, a leading UK supplier of groundcare and agricultural machinery, plant hire services, leisure equipment and related maintenance, parts and on-site servicing solutions. Our specialist focus within the group is on golf buggy and accessory hire for all manner of events.

We were established in 1987 and also benefit from the years of experience in the utility vehicle hire field built up by Tractor Hire Limited. Our parent company founder, Mr Ted Hopkins, has been involved with off road vehicles (as Ted Hopkins Limited) since 1954. Our clients benefit from this experience and from the fact that we remain a family led organisation that operates on professional values.

Our focus is to provide the levels of good service and high-quality solutions combined with cost-effective prices that build long-term relationships. From a small start, we are now the preferred supplier for the European Tour, Ryder Cup, Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Blues and Cardiff City and we hire buggies to a range of major sporting events/venues and work regularly within the corporate events, TV production and leisure sectors across all of the UK and Europe.? We have unrivalled expertise and an attention to detail that will make any buggy hire need – from a single vehicle to a fleet of hundreds – work smoothly and efficiently. Buggies are delivered on purpose built trucks and are all supplied with a pre-delivery service. You also get full post-delivery support with a 24 hour telephone support line and on-site maintenance if needed.


Telehandler UK

Telehandler UK was set up in 2013 and has developed a reliable service reputation for the Hire & sales of telehandlers and rental of 4x4 forklifts (JCB 926) for specialist use on turf tyres.?  We offer our customers a complete solution to suit their individual needs. You can buy, lease or hire both new and used equipment/machinery from us and you can find parts for existing machinery. In addition, we have a full range of maintenance/servicing contracts on offer including on-site maintenance and delivery services.

With Telehandler UK and Tractor Hire Ltd, you really can be confident that you will get the highest quality at the best possible price. We are primary approved franchise holders for many major manufacturers and we have a proven track record of delivering successful solutions to both small and large concerns (including European Tour, Celtic Manor, IMG, and the Millennium Stadium now known as the Principality Stadium).