2014 saw RS Hall Engineering celebrate 40 years as the UK’s leading independent supplier of root crop webs and web drive components. Born of an innovative idea and a chance encounter in 1973 (with a touch of motivational boredom), 1974 saw the first ever Hall web roll off the production line, destined for Whitstead Electronic at Guy Reed Farms
Prior to 1973, Roger Smith Hall found himself in charge of a laundry service, part of the family business B Smith’s (Thirsk) Ltd that had begun life as a drapery enterprise and dated back to the eighteenth century. Unimpressed with glitzy world of hotel sheets and towels, Roger sought out a new venture. Asked by chance to assist a local farmer in ﬁtting a web to a potato harvester, the young Roger immediately recognised its wider market potential. He retrieved the old web, took it to pieces and thus R S Hall Engineering was created with the aim to be at the forefront of the market through continuous development, improvement and innovation. When Charles Craig ﬁrst invented the stone separator in 1980 now a common sight in British agriculture, it was a Halls web that he used to ﬁrst test the prototype machine.
In the early years, great effort was ploughed into the development of cutting-edge machinery to ensure high quality and rapid production. The ethos remains at the core of our progressions, with the majority of production machinery designed and built in-house. It's a unique approach that has proved equally successful in overseas markets. In 1988 we sold the web manufacturing equipment and technical expertise to Heidrick farms to supply webs to Californian farmers. Then in 1996, Noffsingers bought the rights to sell Halls-designed webs throughout the USA.
We now manufacture hundreds of webs a year - to fit any machine, make or model, to any specification or specialist requirement. Fast delivery to the UK mainland and competitive delivery offered across Europe.
In keeping with an ever-expanding spares market, we manufacture a wide range of sprockets, drives and rollers, in innovative new materials to withstand the harshest of conditions.