Stephen Barker Garden Machinery


Stephen Barker Garden Machinery are located in Old Newton, Stowmarket.

We provide service, repairs and spare parts for most leading makes of garden machinery as well as being an Aspen fuel supplier

If you have a garden machinery problem then we can help to provide a solution.

We are a factory approved sales & service centre for Mountfield, Stiga, Hayter, Toro & we are also an approved Briggs & Stratton service centre.

We have been serving customers in the Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich area for over 30 years with competitively priced products and service.

We offer full warranty backup, service, spares & Aspen fuel for all the machines we sell.

Service Centre

We offer full repair and spares facilities for all machines that we sell and for most popular garden machinery. We also use Aspen fuel in small machinery to eradicate fuel related starting problems which are caused by pump fuel.

Beat the waiting lists for breakdowns during the season with repairs prioritised on machines serviced by us during the previous year.

Repair Services

Ask our expert skilled and trained staff for advice and guidance.

All machines are repaired using genuine manufacturers parts and our factory trained technicians with many years of experience.

Parts Services

We offer full service and spares facilities for all machines that we sell and for most popular garden machinery.

We stock a wide range of parts from oils to batteries, spark plugs blades and chainsaw chains.

We are also stockists of Aspen 2 and 4 fuel which is cleaner and stores longer than pump fuel. For more on fuel please visit the Aspen website.

New Machinery Sales

  • New Machinery Sales


Stephen Barker Garden Machinery are garden machinery specialists in the Stowmarket area. Our showroom has some great deals on leading brands of petrol and battery Machinery.

Our friendly and experienced team are here to help; we offer demonstrations of the machines we sell, we even offer a part exchange service.

We stock machines from Hayter & Toro and can supply Mountfield and Stiga machinery upon request.

Please look in our showroom or contact for current prices, we regret we cannot send machines via courier, only local delivery/collection is available.

Contact us for a demo today!

Used Machinery Sales

Used Machinery Sales


All of our used machines are checked over and serviced in our workshop; they will provide you with many years of service.

Stock is constantly changing, so please give us a ring or call in at our showroom to discuss your needs.


Parts Sales


We stock a large range of lawnmower and garden machinery parts for current and many older machines.

We sell spare parts for most leading lawnmower brands, give us a call or visit our showroom.

Please ensure you have the make and model & serial number of the machine you require parts for, this will make the process of finding the correct parts a lot faster.

The machine serial plate can normally be found around the base of the handles.

Our knowledgeable parts staff will be on hand to help with the correct parts identification.

Please have the Model, type & code ready for engines, this can normally be found on the cowling of the engine its self.

We are also an Aspen fuel stockists.

Service & Repair

Servicing and Repairs


Stephen Barker Garden Machinery offer a full service and repair facility for all machines that we sell and for most other garden machinery.

If you own a quality lawnmower, or any garden machinery, it is important that you feel totally confident in the ability of your service centre to service your lawnmower correctly.

All servicing is carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s service advice.

All repairs are carried out using genuine manufacturer’s spare parts, in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

By adhering to these specific schedules, owners of lawn equipment can rest assured that your extended warranty is maintained.

Our competitively priced service is inclusive of all parts, labour and VAT.

Contact us for an estimate – please have your make and model number to hand.

Book a service/estimate form underneath and pricing

A service will include:

  • A change of oil, spark plug, fuel filter & oil filter where fitted.
  • Clean/replace air filter depending on type & condition
  • Removal of engine covers, clean cooling system/fins and check for leaks.
  • Sharpen or replace blade/s where required (rotary only)
  • Set up cylinder
  • Clean/grease drive trains and check for obstructions.
  • Check belt/s, bearings and other drive components for wear and replace where needed
  • Pressure wash and test machine.
  • Free collection and delivery in local area.
  • If the cost starts to exceed the quote we will ring before carrying out the work stopping unexpected costs

Beat the waiting lists during the season by booking your machine in early, we prioritise repairs on machines which have been serviced by us during the previous year.



Contact us for an estimate - please have your make and model number to hand.

Services we supply

Services we supply
Service Price
Electric Mower Service From £60.00
Chainsaw Service From £70.00
Ride On Service From £200.00
Rotary Lawmower Service From £115.00
Cylinder Lawnmower Service From £90.00
Brushcutter Service From £70.00
Hedgetrimmer Service From £70.00


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Please feel free to get in contact with us either using the form provided, by emailing us on [email protected] or by calling on 01449 674254 during office hours.

Waiting times for servicing and repairs will change with the time of year, we will inform you of the current waiting time when a booking is requested.

Ashtree Barn
Chapel Road
Old Newton
IP14 4PP

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Closed Sundays

Get in touch with Stephen Barker Garden Machinery Ltd

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Get in touch today

Please feel free to get in contact with us either using the form provided, by emailing us on [email protected] or by calling on 01449 674254 during office hours.

Waiting times for servicing and repairs will change with the time of year, we will inform you of the waiting time when a booking is requested.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Closed Sundays