We're proud to be an Approved STIHL and VIKING Dealer and offer a huge range of the latest machines and all the accessories you need. We also have full service facilities and our expert team is here to answer all your outdoor power tool related questions. We serve the local area which includes all of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and parts of Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. We're here to help you so just ask!
Our History The company was founded in 1851 by Thomas Ibbett as a blacksmiths shop in Bells Yard, South Street in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The business prospered as general agricultural engineers, smiths and implement makers. Arthur was the third son of Thomas who suceeded him after his death in 1904.
As agriculture became more mechanised Arthur introduced engineering into the business such as steam engine repairs and millwrighting which included lawn mower sharpening. The First World War provided the impetus for increased land cultivation and machinery was imported from the U.S.A. After the war Arthur's son Cyril was involved in expanding the business as new American farm machinery was being introduced into the country. Ibbetts were importing and selling John Deere, Allis Chalmers and International Harvester tractors into the U.K. agricultural market.
Cyril was suceeded by his son Val who saw the company move to the present 2.6 acre site in Gt Paxton in 1968 to provide increased capacity for agricultural and garden machinery sales and service. In the 1970's Arthur Ibbett Ltd sold the first Mecedes-Benz Unimog in the country and continue to be one of the main dealers in the U.K.
We became a Stihl main dealer in the early 1980's and grown along with the Stihl / Viking brand, carrying almost the entire range of equipment in stock. Also backing it up with specialist Stihl trained technicians and genuine Stihl spare parts.
The business continues to prosper under the management of Tim Ibbett who is the fifth generation of the family to head the company.