D W Lyon LTD


Until 2006 DW Lyon was based at Quothquan Mill Farm, which has been in the Lyon family for 118 years.  In June 2006, DW Lyon moved to Arthurshiels.  This is now the principal premises of the company, and has purpose built sheds for the agricultural contracting business & one for the Firewood business. 





If you require further information or for a no obligation quote for any of the services listed above please contact us on

01899 308412

or Duncan on 07831 336814.


DW Lyon provides a full range of services as listed below:

SILAGE full or part service with self propelled Chopper (Krone Big X new in 2014).  Trailers – three 12 T trailers. Can be supplied with tractor and operator or hired as stand alone machine. Front and back mower configuration – supplied with operator & tractor. Single back mower option also available, 3m cut, single or grouped rows. Buck rake – supplied with operator & tractor.

  • WHOLECROP with new disc header. 6m cutting width.

BALING - silage, hay and straw with two John Deere Balers. Supplied with tractors & operators.


COMBINING Tucano & Lexion CLAAS combines. 5.8m and 6 m headers, with experienced operators.

SPRAYING - 12m spray boom. Supplied with tractor & operator.

5 furrow reversible PLOUGH supplied with tractor & operator.

ONE PASS SEEDER drilling grain and fertiliser– used for traditional one pass seeding of wheat, barley and grass seed. Provided with tractor & operator.

7.5 TON 3600 EXCAVATOR with flat bed trailer for transporting. Supplied with operator. Extensive experience in ground work requirements for house plots, ditch management and drainage for housing, yard and field locations.

DUMP TRAILER available with tractor & operator or for daily hire.

  • 10 TON K2 DUNG SPREADER available for hire or with tractor & operator.

10 TON BUNNING SPREADER with spreading discs (ideal for even spreading of hen pen & Human Waste). Available with tractor & operator.

SLURRY TANKER supplied with tractor & operator.

  • UMBILICAL SLURRY SYSTEM with trailing shoe – the benefit of this slurry spreader over a conventional system is increased use of the nitrogen in the slurry, reduced runoff and reduced odour. This machine is supplied with tractor and operator.

CAMBRIDGE 6M ROLLER –for hire as a stand alone machine or supplied with tractor & operator.

GRASS RAKE supplied with tractor & operator.

PASTURE SPIKER – this machine will aerate the soil to improve growth and drainage. This machine is supplied with tractor and operator.

FIREWOOD PROCESSOR, DECK & GRAB – this machine can come onto site and process fallen/stacked lengths of wood into logs for use on stoves and fires, in a safe and efficient operation. The machine is supplied with operator and the option of the service of a chainsaw and man, and/or forklift to load the deck. Logs can be produced at varying widths and lengths.

LABOUR – man only labour can also be supplied by experienced tractor men for general labour requirements during the winter months.

Services Potentially Available In The Future

We are thinking of offering the service of winter feeding with a diet feeder which would come to your farm each day to feed stock throughout the winter months. There is also the potential to do the same service for straw chopping. Please contact us for further information about this new service.

The Team


The agricultural contracting team consists of Duncan Lyon owner & fully experienced machine operator for over 20 years, two full time employees again with full machinery expertise and a team of part time employees to cope with the seasonal demands of the business. All of our employees come from a farming background and between them they have a vast amount of experience. Our two combine drivers have over 60 years experience between them! The team at DW Lyon provides a reliable, competent service for all your agricultural needs.