Background and History
Alan Dunlop Agricultural Machinery was founded in 1968 when Mr Alan Dunlop, a well known agricultural machinery salesman in County Down, Northern Ireland, opened a new business at Killinchy. The company retails its products throughout Ireland and the UK.
The company's inaugural agencies included David Brown tractors, Blanch-Lely, Bentall, Teagle and Ruston Engineering. Alan was also appointed sole distributor for Amazone fertiliser sowers for Northern Ireland.
In the late 1970s the company was appointed sole Northern Ireland distributor for Kidd Farm Machinery, selling double chop, single chop, precision chop and multi-chop forage harvesters, feeders and mowers, etc.
With this extensive range of stock, hundreds of machines were sold each year, resulting in highly satisfied customers.
The dealership for the world-leading Kverneland ploughs was secured in the late 1970s and remains one of our key product ranges.
In 1983 Alan's son, Bill, joined the business and in 1985 researched the agricultural machinery trade in England, Canada and France, bringing a wealth of important new knowledge to the already thriving business.
The 1980s saw the arrival of 'self propelled' forage harvesters, which threatened the market for smaller machines, prompting the company to focus on marketing potato and tillage machinery. As a result, in 1988 we sold more Kverneland two-row potato harvesters than any other dealership in the UK or Ireland.
The company retails its products throughout Ireland and the UK. The current product range includes Allman and Spraycare crop sprayers, Underhaug potato equipment, Kverneland tillage equipment, Redrock machinery, LSM grass machinery and is distributor for Twyman hedgecutters, post drivers, and Porter horsewalkers and internal stables.
See The Team behind the business.
See Maintenance and Spares.