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A Trailer of things to come

Over the years, we like to think that we are not only leading the way but so a certain extent innovating too.. with this in mind following on from our decision to become dealers for Brian James Trailers in December 0f 2022, we have not looked back.

There are many different Brian James Trailers models across a many business types. Probably best known for it's reputation within the car transporter business, like the Open Car Transporter, but also the fantastic Enclosed Car Transporter, used by not only many race teams, but those that transport high end cars too.. The highly sought after Plant Trailer is grabbing the attention of many people who need a rock solid reliable trailer to transport heavy Plant Machinery. The Tipper Trailer has long been a huge favourite, especially among the vast array of contractors who perhaps have lots material they need disposing or new material that needs carrying to site. Both Flatbed Trailers and the Multi-Purpose still have a huge following.

Possibly the most frequent question we are asked is just how good are Brian James Trailers? Well that question is answered by Anthony Deacon in the video below, where he shares with the audience the technology as used by Brian James Trailers, the manufacturing process, let alone the stand out warranty.

Being leaders in the field of service of both ATV (Quad bikes) and UTV (Buggies) we have a positive service department, where we service and repair ATV etc, this leads us of course to be able to service and repair most types of trailers, so if you need a Brian James Trailer services, then please do contact our Bedford Service department. We are able to offer sound advice for anyone looking to purchase a new Brian James Trailer in the areas of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire... and of course further afield too.

So if you are looking for a Brian James Trailer or a service on a Brian James Trailer or even a part for a Brian James Trailer, then do give us a call on 01234 768880 or simply go to the Brian James Trailers section on this website...   

A Cutting Remark..

It is understood that when talking about cutting the lawn or simply mowing in general there is so much to really think about. For most people looking at the purchase of a new machine to keep those grass areas nice and tidy is not quite as simply as perceived.

Yes it's true that almost any mower will cut grass, however that is really not what is needed.. For many people, their lawn can be a sense of pride and joy with a sense of achievement at having mown the lawn.

From spring onwards the talk about "what type of mower is best" is not really the question to be asked, perhaps more relevant is what type of finish are you seeking? Simply a quick trim, simply to keep the grass at a manageable length or to make it more of the pride and joy.

So having established the type of lawn required, comes the next series of questions as is always the case, questions really are the answer, they help us to help the customer.

The traditional walk behind machine now comes in a variety of different specification.. Petrol engine, be that 2 stroke or 4 stroke, electric, is plugged into the mains or battery electric, often referred to as cordless. Each and everyone has it's own merit, but this is just the start.

What size machine is required? naturally that will depend on the size of grass area to be cut, smaller machines for smaller areas or for tight confines of larger lawns. Then of course the bigger the grass area the bigger machine.. or is it?? again, questions are the answer!

Aside from pedestrian machines for lager grass areas, many people consider ride-on mowers, again these come in a variety of shapes and sizes and always best to discuss with the specialist as to what fits best. Centre mounted engine, front mounted engine all have their advantages. Mulching or collection?

What about robotic mowers? Whilst new to many people, they have been about for quite a while now. Again there are so many different ways of Robotics actually working and again.. different sizes. Robot mowers care suitable for domestic situations and also for larger grass areas, again a talk with your local MKM specialist will bring a load more clarity - But what about the grass clipping we often hear, and that's the great part of robot mowers is they venture out most days and cut a tiny fraction of grass at each mow, that is left as tiny mulch to feed the lawn... 

Aside from lawnmowers, there is an inordinate array of machines for cutting grass, the above is simply a quick look at some of the machines that we help people decide upon from spring, through the summer. For greater information on  a total range of grass cutting and lawn mowers, connect with the specialist ground care teams at either Bedford or Bury St Edmunds branch.. as we always remember Questions are the Answer, so we always ask questions.

Being an Arborist

At both of our showrooms, in rural Bedfordshire & Suffolk, we get a variety of people from lots of different occupations. During the winter months we get visits from people involved with tree's, namely Tree Surgeons and in particular Arborists.

Whilst these professions are working their magic all year round, the winter months in particular are a busy time with the wind causing challenges, with tree's. These highly skilled professionals are often called upon to do difficult work in some testing conditions.

Safety is of course paramount, having the right repoes, tied in the correct way, harnesses that are in top condition. Safety helmets, goggles are of paramount importance, but what about the actual tools to do the work with, namely the chainsaw.

A member of the team at MKM has a son who is a top tree surgeon and he has always used the same manufacturer of chainsaw, namely Stihl.

Their safety and performance record is of the highest quality, but what do professional arborists also think about Stihl. Lets here from a guy whose whole life has been to work in nature and in particular working high up in a tree..


A Winter's Tale

In December much though of course trends towards Christmas and all of the associated activity. What we do not always think about is cold weather, normally many people are wishing for that magical "White Christmas" so that the youngster in us can really come to the front.

Of late, we have been hearing in the media about global warming and the impact that will have on us all now and in the future. This December has been a little different with the milder weather starting off from November when we were still considering, in fact doing, mowing the grass!

However.. mid December has come with a huge surprise with very cold weather, snow and of course the usual stoppages everywhere. Minus 15 has been recorded in the highs of Scotland, but locally we have seen minus 5.. still very, very cold.

This has caused the phone to ring with requests for initially space heaters, which have sold fast, as you might expect. Next on the list of questions asked has been about salt spreaders, with the fantastic Logic range being very much at the forefront of our mind.

We recently had a delivery of the super efficient Honda EU22i and again we have received many enquiries regarding generators, with the obvious media hysteria causing people to ask pertinent questions regarding power outages..

Naturally we are best known for ATV/UTV however we do so much more and we are reaching many new customers. Whatever customers need, we are always trying our best to supply and as such, we always suggest that customers either contact the sale team for new and used products, the service team for servicing, repairs etc ad of course the parts department, ensuring we keep all of our machines working..

Brian James Trailers

In late November 2022, Managing Director Anthony Deacon was very pleased to be able to launch the fabulous range of Brian James Trailers. This new venture for MKM was brought about because for years, customers had been asking for a quality trailer for their needs.

This exciting programme for MKM means that now we are able to offer the complete range the BJT Multi Purpose, Transporter, Tipper, Plant and Racer Transporter are all available  and can easily be seen from this very website under TRAILERS 

The launch was greeted with much excitement by customers with the phone constantly ringing with many enquiries. Anthony Deacon, said that he was truly astounded at the reaction. We sold a couple of trailers on the actual day we started trading with Brian James Trailers and had many enquiries since then.

The whole partnership started off when we looked at the trailer industry to find out what was the best for us as we constantly carry ATV, UTV, Ride On mowers and of course the Iseki range of compact Tractors, so a reliable trailer is an absolute must for us.

We were particularly impressed with their build quality added to the fact that the manufacturing base of Brian James Trailers is based literally just up the road from us, so stock and supply parts are really accessible. From a workshop perspective, when we service trailers this is an absolute must 

JUst before we closed on that first day, it was a real pleasure to see one of our first customers Debbie, drive off with her Brian James Trailer.. what a great end to our first day of trading with BJT.

For greater information and to see how you can 'build' your trailer, simply go to the Trailer section on this website..

Debbie picking up her Brian James Trailer

Well it's certainly getting chillier as I write this post (November 2022) and it has been raining for a lot of the week.. so what does that really mean to us all here at MKM? Well it means that we are incredibly busy, with many in the Farming community trying desperately to deal with very wet land now.. so different of course to the long hot summer that we have all witnessed.

As we head at warp speed to the end of the year, it's always a good thing to have machines that so many of us rely upon, serviced. Our Service Department at both branches, Ixworth Thorpe, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and Marston Moretaine near Bedford, have many ATV in for service and or repairs.

On top of that both branches are currently offering a discount on having Garden Machinery serviced in the off season. Quite a financial saving can be ha in off season servicing, so many people are taking full advantage of the offer.

The change in weather to much colder, really is on the minds of everyone across the country with the cost of energy. Getting more 'bang for your buck' is something that we never really hear about in the energy world however, we at MKM have a very powerful solution to those energy blues.

We are providers of the rather fabulous Airrex Infrared heaters, which are really awesome. They provide safe and really effective heating for such challenges as workshops, large marquees, recreational facilities, Greenhouses etc, which traditionally have been incredibly difficult to heat, especially in a reasonable cost effective way.

Pop over to any of our showrooms and see (feel) for yourself how effective these fuel efficient heaters are. This picture shows our 'Chief Product Tester' Odin really enjoying being next to one.

Welcome to a new way we are looking to communicate with our customers, associates and friends of MKM Over the following years we hope to be able to share with you, some of the things you didn't necessarily know about us and how we can help people, even more than we currently do.

Many have know MKM for a long time, some going back to when we first started back in 1986. We have come along way since then, the one thing still remains a hard and fast rule, namely.. SERVICE.

Over the years we have taken pride in the way that year after year, people come back to us, knowing that they will be treated well and that we offer good honest, some say 'old fashioned' service.

MKM has traditionally been known for the sales and service of ATV, often known as 'Quad Bikes', UTV, various agricultural equipment and more latterly with Garden Machinery.

Reputation  is something that has been built up over the years by the Deacon family and still today the business is very much a family run, with three generations taking an active part in the day to day running.

Sharing product knowledge has always been part of the ethos, not simply the selling of product, but explaining with passion about how the product will or in some cases will not suit customers, this has proven to be a winning combination and gives MKM the competitive edge.

Here is an example of great product knowledge helping the customer to make sound decisions. Recently we took delivery of several brand new Kawasaki KFX90, which is aimed at the youth market, so when offering these for sale, special attention is always needed to really help the younger generation of customers. Here is MD Anthony Deacon sharing knowledge of the Kawasaki KFX90 to customers.