K J Stoneman & Co Ltd
The site which is now K.J.Stoneman & Co Ltd had originally been a blacksmiths/hardware shop, last run by Mr Discumbe in 1940,s making drags & harrows.
K.J. Stoneman & Co was established in the late 1940's on the site of the old forge, by Ken Stoneman selling David brown tractors, Active, Bamford and Viking combines and Welger balers.
In 1966 Ken sold Nuffield tractors.(Nuffield becomes Leyland in 1972 when a 50hp Leyland 253 was £1460)
Bob Heard joined the company in 1959 at the age of 16 and took over the company in 1972 with his then business partner Peter Vallance.
In 1983 we became Deutz Fahr tractor and Combine Dealer.
In 1984, we became a Suzuki ATV dealer and we are now the oldest running Suzuki dealership in the UK.
In 1986 Bobs son Jason joined the firm as an apprentice.
Bob became sole proprietor in early 1990's
In the early 1990's we became dealers for Same and Zetor Tractors
Our Garden Machinery Department opened in 1998
In 2001 we became dealers for Polaris ATV's and UTV's.
In 2008 became a Limited company with Jason Heard as Managing Director.
We are now dealers for:
Deutz Fahr Tractors and Combines
JF Grain Equipment and Feeders,
Maschio Soil Equipment,
Suzuki and Polaris ATV's and UTV's,
Teagle, Twose, Browns and Ritchie.
We are also Vapormatic stockists for non-gen tractor parts and have a successful garden Machinery Business.
It is still very much a family run business.
We can supply everything from a combine to a nut and bolt.
Our established customer base is generally thoughout Devon & Cornwall, but we also have regular customers from the Faulkland Islands to the Outer Hebredies.
We are one of the longest established agricultural equipment dealers in Devon.
Whilst we have tried to ensure all our historical facts are accurate, we cannot guarantee that our sources are complete and correct.