About Us

Hayes Garden Machinery & ATVs is a family business specialising in the sales, service and repairs of garden machinery and ATVs at our location in South Molton, North Devon.

Due to having a wide range of suppliers we aren’t restricted to one brand, which allows our team of experienced knowledgeable staff to give independent, unbiased, and impartial advice.

Our showroom is full of over 120 machines from some of the largest and best-known brands in the world including Stihl, Husqvarna, Honda, Suzuki, ALKO, Ego, Cub Cadet and many more. Please browse though our pages to view our extensive range.

All of our machines are fully assembled, set-up and calibrated to their optimum level by our technicians prior to sale.

We understand that issues can arise and breakdowns can happen to the best of us. Our experienced and trained engineers offer an excellent after-sales service to take care of you as well as offering annual and general servicing or repairs which is all carried out on our premises.

In 2015 and out of over 2000 garden machinery dealers we were presented with the national Garden Machinery Dealer of the Year award.

Opening hours – South Molton

Monday         7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday         7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday   7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday       7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday             7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday        9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday – During peak season only

Call – 01769 579862
email – info@hayesgardenmachinery.co.uk

James Hayes

Managing Director

On the back of a 10 year landscaping career James opened Hayes Garden Machinery in March 2012 at its current location just outside of South Molton. The business has grown a lot in this time with taking on larger premises next door to allow HGM to provide the exemplary service and product range you see today. You will usually find James in the office overseeing the overall operations and working on developing the business.

Josh Smith

Sales Manager

Josh has been with the company since 2014 and starting as a fully qualified Honda technician while assisting with sales which put him in a good position to flow into his current role of sales manager as not only does he have an exceptional knowledge of garden equipment but also knows how they work. Josh will generally be the person who greets you when visiting our shop.

Gemma Rawle

Office Manager

Gemma joined the team in 2015 to oversee our operating systems, logistics and administration. After having previous office roles Gemma has turned our day to day operations around and is a very valued member of the team. Gemma will generally be your first point of contact when you phone us.

Suzanne Hayes

Accounts Manager

James’ wife Suzanne oversees all internal and external accounts. She is a fully qualified chartered certified accountant and also works for Davisons, a local practice in South Molton as an accounts manager.

William Dart

Apprentice Technician

William started with us on work experience in 2015 while completing his agricultural engineering course at Bicton College. After this he was invited to carry on working for us while carrying out an apprenticeship through Honda. Will is always furthering his career by getting involved with sales and other business activities.

Graham Balmbra

Senior Technician

Graham has worked with James since 2010. Over many years he has been involved in the repairs and servicing of most types of small and large machinery specialising in diesel engines and hydraulic systems.

Keith Jones

Senior Technician

Keith Joined the team in 2016 on a part time basis to assist our workshop activities. He started his career at another garden machinery dealership where he gained many years experience as well as coming from a family of engineers. Keith is an exemplary technician and can literally repair anything!

Henry Hayes

Deliver Driver

Henry is James’ father and has been assisting our deliveries and collections since 2015. He has been a farmer all his life and since cutting back his own work load is now enjoying getting out and about meeting our customers. If you book a collection or have an item delivered it will probably be Henry who knocks on the door.

Ron Miller

Business Development

Ron retired to North Devon in 2015 but still found the need to be involved in something so coming from the garden machinery industry he contacted James and has been working part time along side James developing his businesses.