About Wilfred Scruton Ltd
The history of Wilfred Scruton Ltd.
Wilfred Scruton Ltd is a well known and family run business located in the heart of the Yorkshire wolds. We have evolved over the last 100 years to become one of the main Agricultural Engineers/Dealers in the country and worldwide export.
We originated in 1896 as a foundry, casting plough shares and making horse ploughs etc, also incorporated a joiners shop which repaired cart wheels, made sheep troughs and tumbrils. We expanded into a farm machinery business as a sub-dealer for Massey Ferguson and Fordson tractors and Massey Harris combines.
In 1969 we were made main dealers for International Harvester - eventually becoming Case IH - selling tractors, combines and sprayers up to the end of 2003 and from January 2004 we were responsible for McCORMICK TRACTORS INTERNATIONAL up until March 2008 when the market need for a more professional and advanced tractor led us to change to the ever popular VALTRA tractor franchise which is part of the large AGCO group.
In December 2000 we became dealers for JCB selling skid steers, masted rough terrain forklifts, wheeled loaders, telescopic handlers,fastracs and mobile phones!!.
January 2002 we opened our second branch at Riccall, York which was a significant change at Scrutons, and has gone from strength to strength.
Then in January 2006 we acquired the CHALLENGER dealership to supply most of East and North Yorkshire with the tracked tractors and chemical applicators/sprayers etc. Again this is part of the large AGCO group.
We are also dealers for:
Vat no: GB 167 5404 53
Company no: 496990
Registered address: Providence Foundry, Foxholes, DRIFFIELD YO25 3QQ