"We are all very proud of this remarkable achievement which is credited to the company philosophy of using the best technology available to produce technologically advanced, top quality, highly durable farm machinery. "

Our Business Operates

From two main locations

Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering Ltd.
Shepherds Grove West
Bury St Edmunds
IP31 2AR

The 110,000 square foot factory on a 5 acre site is in rural Stanton near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England and currently employs 150 people and utilizes some of the most sophisticated manufacturing equipment including: CNC machine centres, laser steel cutting machines and one of the UK's largest powder coat paint facilities. Most of the products currently manufactured are machines that originated in our own design office and have been evolved and improved.

A very high proportion of the manufacturing is done in house including all machining and gear cutting, this means that specific drives can be manufactured for specific applications rather than compromising on a mass produced "off the shelf" drive. Accountability is very much a keyword in the Shelbourne manufacturing philosophy.

Shelbourne Reynolds commitment to innovation has leant itself well to the export market with over half of production being exported to over 50 countries worldwide.

Shelbourne Reynolds Inc.
1250 South Country
Club Drive

The Kansas base was established in 1996 and serves as a sales office, machine storage facility and parts distribution centre. It supports all of Shelbourne's customers in the USA and Canada. A team of mobile field support people spend most of the harvesting season in the field supporting customers and dealers.

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Industry Leader: The Stripper Header

Shelbourne stripper headers were first sold in the US in 1990 in Kentucky. The concept quickly gained acceptance and sales took off. Initial sales were of 20 foot machines mostly in the Eastern states where the benefits of a fast, early harvest coupled with the benefits of planting soybeans straight back into the stripped straw were quickly recognized. machines were at the same time gaining acceptance in the rice growing states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri. Here the benefits in terms of harvesting productivity were enormous.

The first 20 foot header sold in Kansas in 1993, was mainly as a disaster recovery tool to assist with harvest after hail storms had ripped through the wheat belt and laid large areas of crop on the ground. A 28 foot header was introduced in 1995 and once again sales surged of the wider machine as Western wheat belt farmers started to recognise the benefits of the stripped straw in their No-Till farming systems. It was at this point it was determined that a regional base was needed in order to provide parts and service advice to customers.

Company History Timeline

Keith Shelbourne purchased the business assets of Reynolds Engineering Ltd. based in bedford.
Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering Ltd was then established in Stanton, Suffolk
The company continues to build the Reynolds pea cutters, pick up reels and pick up headers for the next 10 years

SRE purchases Mather and Platt, a Manchester based self-propelled pea viner manufacturing company

Revolutionary SR9000 pea viner launched

Pea viner designs and business sold to FMC

Stripper Header design project started based on the pea viners rotary picking head

Fortschritt swather tractor units imported and sold with SRE headers and PUH’s in the UK

Stripper header launched in the UK

- Models from 10-16ft
- 100 units sold in the UK in the 1st year of production

The decision was made for the company to branch out into Livestock Equipment.

Powerspread, Fertispread and Spreadall designs purchased from Econ

The Powermix was developed using technology from the USA to design a tub feeder capable to process bales and suited for the UK market.

Powermix range of vertical diet feeders launched in the UK

CX range of stripper headers launched up to 28 feet wide. This replaced the original SR range and was the first machine that was aimed at the US prairie wheat farmer.

Parts and whole goods distribution centre opened in Colby Kansas to support the North American market.

The painting system was radically changed from a traditional wet spray to a powder coat system.

CVS range of stripper headers launched up to 32 feet wide

- Featuring the variable speed drive system

Shelbourne “home grown” hedge trimmer range launched in the UK

Parmiter shear grab, shear bucket, spring harrow, yard scraper, bale grab, post driver, disc plough and rotary slasher.
products purchased including spare parts business

Mekanag header trailer business purchased

Cubicle Bedder range launched

Powermix Pro gearbox drive range launched

A Medium Duty (MD) trimmer released to broaden the trimmer range.

Powerspread Pro range launched
To replace the Powerspread contractor

300 & 400 series farmer trimmers launched
to replace the MD series

Company 40th Anniversary

XCV range of stripper headers launched up to 42 feet wide

- Centrally Mounted
- Sprung mounted adapter plate system

25,000 square feet factory extension built.

New VFRT trimmer launched.
First variable forward reach machine with telescopic feature.

Powermix Plus range launched.
16³ - 22³
- Faster, more efficient bale chopping through
a smoother tub shape
- Lower horsepower mixing requirement
- Simpler design through incorporating the
chassis into the tub weld assembly

New 800 Series trimmers launched

- Larger pins & bushes
- Larger oil tank
- Larger oil cooler
- Integrated Toolbox

Launch of 2.8M front & rear Flail Mower

-3M overall width

Launch of the 24³ & 30³ Powermix Plus. To complete the powermix Plus range.

Launch of the XRS36 Stripper Header.
36ft / 10.8m designed to harvest rice.
With pivoting sprung loaded adapter plate & central mounting.
Heavy duty high torque step drive system.

Replacing the 700 & 800 series trimmers the new 7000 & 8000 Series was launched.

8000 Series - New S-Touch Control System
7000 Series - New look

Company 50th Anniversary