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Netherton Tractors Limited came into being in 1987 under the leadership of Harry Barclay Snr, father of the current Managing Director Harry J. Barclay. Based at the original Aberlemno site it quickly became one of Scotland’s leading agricultural agencies for equipment sales and services, operating in Angus and Kincardine.
In 1995, having outgrown the site at Aberlemno, the company moved to a custom built dealership on the old Tollmuir sawmill 1.75-hectare site next to the A90 dual carriageway, the main east cost route from Perth via Dundee to Aberdeen.
The site has three main adjoining buildings, each measuring 43m by 18m containing workshop, parts department, fabrication/blacksmith shop, sales and administration offices, display area and covered storage. There is ample outside storage at both the front and the rear of the buildings with vehicle access around the buildings and loading bays at the rear for 40ft artics and droptail lorries.
In 1998 Netherton Tractors mechanic Charlie Murray was awarded the honour of John Deere Technician of the Year, the first time the annual "ROSE" award had gone to Scotland.
Netherton Tractors was awarded the John Deere franchise for the Fife area in 2008. A temporary base was used until the purpose built premises was completed in 2011 at the Southfield Industrial Estate in Glenrothes, officially opening in 2012.
In 2012 Netherton Tractor celebrated 25 years in business and continuing association with John Deere. Seven of the the current employees were working for Netherton Tractors on the opening day in 1987.
September 2013 saw a visit to our Glenrothes site from senior John Deere management and a selection of customers.
General Manager Garry Smith, John Deere C.E.O. Sam Allen, and Managing Director Harry Barclay.