A message from Stephen Cabrol, owner / director of Riko UK Ltd.
I am sure we could all have a very long discussion about this, but the bottom line is that we have all played a part in ‘creating’ the world we now live in and trade in.
We have all enjoyed access to produce and products from across the world. Just as many of us have enjoyed ‘low cost travel’ to all parts of the world. It is unquestionable that the ease of both Global trade and Global travel have helped bring all nations of the world closer together.
However, everything comes at a price and the speed at which COVID 19 has spread is one such price, as is the damage we are inflicting on the world we all live on. It is now time for the individual to stop ‘passing the buck’ and instead acknowledge that we all share the responsibility.
When we come out the other side of this terrible event, then perhaps we will all have had time to reflect. And hopefully we will all consider the consequences of our previous actions. We all have a responsibility to start undoing the damage we have done to each other and the world we all share.
In the meantime, thank you to all our customers and suppliers that are following the recommended procedures whilst trying to continue trading and keeping the UK economy running. Riko are doing the same, and as long as possible, we will continue to make every effort to fulfil customers’ orders for products and parts. However, we are all experiencing, or likely to experience, ‘changes’ in staff levels. Please take this into consideration.
Very little ‘machinery’ is now made in the UK. One of the results of this is that genuine ‘UK’ produced products are few and far between. Even if something has a ‘Made in UK’ sticker on it you can pretty much guarantee that a sizeable amount of the components will have been imported. We are therefore at the mercy of both the UK policies and the country of origin.
Machinery arriving and leaving Riko is sprayed with Anigene HLD4V, which destroys Bacteria, Fungi, Mycobacteria Viruses and Spores.
Items in stock: As long as transport companies are still making collections & deliveries then we will process orders and dispatch them. However, customers have to accept that the recommendations and regulations can change hour by hour. If the government introduces further restrictions it will no doubt make deliveries more problematic or may even prevent the delivery of items. Therefore, once the goods have been collected from Riko we are unable to guarantee the delivery will reach the destination in any specific time frame.
Items not in stock: As long as the supplying factory remains open, we will continue to place both stock orders and ‘urgent’ orders with. As long as transport companies and couriers are still making collections & deliveries then products and parts should still reach us and our customers. However, we remain at the mercy of both the UK policies and the country of origin.
For both stock & non stock items there may be only 24 hours delay. But it may well be longer, a lot longer if everything is shut down for 12+ weeks! Please only place orders if you are prepared to accept this.
The range of Forestry machinery includes forestry tractors, forwarding trailers from 1,500Kg up to 16,000Kg capacity, forestry cranes from 3 meters up to 8.2 meters reach and the unique Riko UK Fast Tow Forwarding Trailer, the only 3500Kg Road Trailer on the market that is designed to take a crane and features our unique Hydraulic Sliding Load Bed. This ensures you achieve the correct axle loadings and tow hitch weight. There are also timber grabs with rotators for excavators, skid steer loaders, telescopic loaders and tractor loaders. A range of Skidding Grapples for compact tractors up to full forestry tractors. Single drum forestry winches with manual or radio remote hydraulic control; Gear driven drum winches with manual or radio remote hydraulic control. Forestry mulching flails and stump grinders. For small woodland owners and conservation work we produce a range of small scale forestry trailers and cranes for use behind quad tractors and ATV's as well as the smaller alpine tractors.
UK timber and arboriculture or tree surgeon waste is unlike the rest of Europe, our wood is full of knots and harder to process. Our range of firewood machinery is carefully selected to be suitable for the type of timber we have in the UK. Riko Firewood Processors can be powered by electric motors, petrol engine, tractor PTO, or combination of any of these. Riko UK have one of the largest choice of log splitters with models ranging between 5 - 50 tons. Riko UK offer both vertical and horizontal electric and petrol driven log splitters suitable to bear weight between 5 - 25 tons. Riko UK also offer tractor hydraulic and tractor PTO driven log splitters ranging from 5 - 50 tons. Riko UK produce fully road towable log splitters, processors and saw benches, all with full IVA approval. We can even build special log splitters to suit individual requirements. We have a range of cone splitters for cranes, excavators, skid steer loaders, telescopic loaders and tractor loaders; Plus a further range of saw benches, band saws and log saws with or without conveyors and stand-alone conveyors.
Our range of alpine tractors include ANTONIO CARRARO, the world's leading manufacturer of equal wheel tractors and AGT Tractors, made by AGROMEHANIKA in Slovenia. Both the Antonio Carraro and Agromehanika tractor range includes articulated tractors, front steering tractors as well as bi-directional tractors with reversible driving position with hydrostatic transmission.
Riko UK is also the sole importer for ECOTECH bank mowers, flail mowers and strimmers, as well as MGM Lampacrescia motor mowers and two-wheel tractors,(pedestrian tractors) cultivators and rotovators.
From our unique range of bank mowers and strimmers to our expansive selectino of sickle bar mowers and two wheel tractors with more than fifty attachments you will definitely find a solution that suits you.
Our comprehensive range of equipment and implements are all carefully selected to match the application, whether it's a large garden, vegetable plot, farm, large estate or amenity area. Riko UK can provide you with the right equipment for all your tasks. The people at Riko UK are experts in the field and we take pride in finding the right solution for our clients. We are always willing to adapt and tailor our products to precisely suit your needs.
Riko UK offers versatile and affordable products to suit all agricultural work.