C J Saunders is a one stop business for all your Fabrication, Repairs, servicing and Warranty work.


Round the clock servicing for all agricultural equipment

Every hour that your equipment fails, your productivity is stifled and your profit margin dwindles away. With six mobile technicians available round the clock to repair any machine on site, the team at CJ Saunders and South West Handling are the right choice for 24/7 servicing and repairs that gets you working again. This includes hydraulic hoses and air conditioning systems.

If your equipment requires replacement parts, we have a wide inventory of parts from leading agricultural equipment manufacturers and all popular models including Merlo, Kubota, Lely-Welger, Orsi and Many more. All our fitters have had factory training from all our major manufacturer suppliers.

Handling equipment servicing and repairs from South West Handling

South West Handling are specialists in servicing all models in the  Merlo Range .Having invested heavily in training and tooling they  have recently been awarded GOLD MEDAL standard by Merlo Uk one of only a few dealers in the whole country  . All of our engineers complete regular training with Merlo Italy to familiarise themselves with the latest machinery and repair techniques. With Merlo now in the enviable position of being in the top 3 Handler manufacturers in the UK South West Handling are very well placed to look after all Merlo products and after sales.

Tractors and Harvesting equipment servicing and repairs from CJ Saunders

Our engineers have more than 40 years’ experience servicing Massey Ferguson and John Deere machinery which brings us to the present day and a brand new Kubota Tractor Franchise which were awarded in March 2012, this has enabled us to take on all servicing and Repairs for all Kubota products throughout Devon. We still repair Massey and John Deere products amongst others with up to date technology and diagnostics within our workshops.

Important legal information

Under current legislation you are responsible for ensuring that any fork lift truck or materials handler within the agriculture, construction or any other market meets the legal safety requirements of a thorough examination report. Failure to do so could put you at risk of prosecution by the HSE, could invalidate your insurance, or much worse in the case of a serious accident arising from faulty equipment.

As you may be aware, thorough examination is, in many ways, the materials handling equivalent of your cars MOT inspection – but is more rigorous. It is a legal requirement that applies to every forklift truck and materials handler, including machines that are just one year old. Importantly, as an owner or user, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE.

C J Saunders Ltd / South West Handling is one of a selected group of companies that has demonstrated itself capable of meeting the strict Quality Assurance Procedural Code required. If you need advice or guidance on how the law affects you and your business don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Servicing expert Tom on 01647 231 251 or 07974 799 129.


C J Saunders have large stocks of Genuine parts for our main franchises, Merlo, Kubota, Lely, Welgar, Mengele, Orsi, Teagle, Abbey and much more. We also have stocks of MF parts and filters. Using our experience and the latest technology we are able to quickly identify and supply our customers the components needed, either for collection or delivery with a courier for the next day.
We also stock all those other items required to keep the wheels turning. Quality batteries from Varta and Yuasa and top grade lubricants from Q8 and Kubota matched to suit our customer’s needs, be they agricultural, construction, commercial, automotive or ground care. Plus all those other little bits like bolts, electrical, linkage, hoses etc.
Our showroom offers a wide range of tools to assist in the maintenance of machinery, while the PPE equipment, safety boots, wellingtons and overalls help look after the operator.

We are main dealers for Kubota, Merlo, Petronas and Q8 oils – please call parts for pricing.

Stores Special – Gates at great prices!

10 ft ashbourne box brace with spring bolt £48.96
12 ft ashbourne box brace with spring bolt £51.00
14 ft ashbourne box brace with spring bolt £65.30
15 ft National Heavy duty with spring bolt £69.12

All prices subject to 20% vat



Please call Paul for all your parts enquiries on 01647 231 251.

Paul Bromhead Parts Manager

Paul Bromhead – Parts Manager

Please call Tom Banbury

Service & General Manager

01647 231251


07974 799129

For all emergencies please contact

07974 799129


07810 548285

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