About Us

Company Overview

Herbst Machinery Ltd was established by Noel Good in 1983 and are a family run business based in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

From our humble beginnings in 1983 to the present day we have built a reputation as a leading manufacturer within the agricultural, construction and recycling sectors. We have an ever expanding brand with an extensive dealer network distributing our products throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

In the early days the main services offered were fuel peat extraction machinery, half tracks to fit onto conventional tractors and silage shear grabs. We were the pioneering force in the sector.

Over the years we expanded the product range and moved into designing and manufacturing quality trailers for the agricultural and construction sector; trailers designed to transport plant, machinery, equipment and aggregates. We now offer a wide portfolio of products that can be tailored to our customers’ specific needs including; low loaders, dump trailers, dump loaders, drop-side trailers, gravel trailers, bale trailers, livestock trailers and slurry tankers.

In more recent years we have diversified the business into the recycling sector with the introduction of our Screener and Crushing machines for the quarrying, mining and recycling industries. We were the first company to design and manufacture a Screen towable by tractor, and one that can be containerized in minutes.
We remain 100% committed to producing high quality products at affordable prices, and are dedicated to continued innovation, design and growth in all areas of our business.

2017 saw the erection of our wind turbine. The turbine was introduced in a bid to reduce energy consumption and significantly increase efficiency through on-site energy generation. We have always been forward thinking and are proud that we can now partially run our plant using renewable energy.

Scroll through our timeline and see how things have progressed over the years!

Company Timeline

  • Mar 4, 2019


    At 19 years old, Noel made his first trailer for his Dad.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Herbst Machinery Ltd started business from a car garage. The first product made was a hydraulic power box.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Moved to bigger premises. The first low loader was manufactured.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Designed tracks for conventional tractors for working on peat bogs in Ireland.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Designed the shear grab. Manufactured to cut blocks of silage to feed cattle.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Awarded Silver Medal for Innovation at the RUAS, Belfast for low ground pressure tracks for peat lands.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Moved to a new premises near Omagh on a 2.8 acre site.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    First dump trailer manufactured.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Extended premises by another 5000ft²

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Started manufacturing the Herbst brand of turbo peat cutters for fuel peat. Shown are Herbst machines working in Burndi, Africa.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Started manufacturing the Herbst new brand turf hopper for fuel peat.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Ian joined the family business, working on the factory floor.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Extended premises by another 9000ft²

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Designed and manufactured first screen towable by tractor.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Factory extended again by another 6500ft². In this same year Herbst Machinery Ltd celebrated its 25 year anniversary.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Designed and manufactured our first tracked crusher.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Designed and manufactured a new generation tracked screen. This machine can be tracked directly into a standard shipping container in just a few minutes.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Herbst Celebrated 30 Year anniversary.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Designed & manufactured first PTO Crusher. This machine has been designed to be tractor driven.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Herbst awarded the ‘Growth Through Export Award’ at the local business Awards.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Extended premises and introduced new state of the art spray painting facilities.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Wind turbine erected, allowing Herbst to manufacture using green energy.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    New screener designed & manufactured.

  • Mar 4, 2019


    Won the Innovation Award at LAMMA show for new design of Herbst Compac Screener.