About Chris Woods Contracting

Chris Woods Contracting is a locally owned and operated contracting service operating throughout the Mid Canterbury area, specialising in Ploughing & Cultivation.

Chris was born and raised in Methven on a mixed cropping farm until 1998 when the farm was sold.  His father had always done a small but of contracting and after his semi-retirement he continued this venture and at its peak he would run two tractors and conventional ploughs and anything up to 5 combine harvesters.

Chris worked for Agrifarm Machinery and Landpower Ashburton (now Claas Harvest Centre) when he left school but always enjoyed helping his father out on weekends and when time allowed.  Chris then attended University in Auckland but would always be home during the holidays and summer break to drive a tractor or combine.

After traveling to Ireland to work for a harvest he returned to Methven to work at Wright Farms and the opportunity arose to secure a contract ploughing there if he purchased a reversible plough, this combined with his fathers clients was enough to take the plunge.

Chris Woods Contracting was formed in early 2013 with the purchase of a 5 furrow Kverneland reversible plough.

Chris is always looking at new cultivation options and believes his business growth is due to having a small operation that focuses on quality. He has since updated to a Kverneland 7 furrow semi mounted plough to cope with demand.

“A lot of guys appreciate that it’s me who is coming to do the job. I know my way around their farm and they don’t get a different guy every year”

Chris has slowly upgraded and changed his equipment to get what he believes is some of the best equipment for the job.  He is experienced and is always looking out for what is best for his clients, the best job, for the right price.

Chris Woods Contracting is proud to sponsor the Methven Cricket Club and Methven Rugby Club. We also recently donated to the rebuild of the Methven Library.

Chris Woods Contracting is a member of Rural Contractors New Zealand, the national association and the leading advocate for rural contractors in New Zealand. Through this membership we are kept up to date of industry developments, Government requirements and best business practices.

Chris is an active member of both Variety Theatre Ashburton and the Methven Theatre Company, you may see him on stage from time to time or playing guitar at local functions and events.