Creep box v vario

40 series

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Looking at a few jobs where a very low forward speed is required. Currently dont have anything with creep box fitted. It would entail changing a tractor to one with a creep/vario box. Has anyone found vario to be slower than a creep box (something thats fitted in a same hurliman)
 

Gav

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Trade
Location
Norfolk
Vario would be a far more suitable transmission for low forwards speeds, creeper boxes can be a nightmare for getting a slow enough speed at pto revs.
 

icanshootwell

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Location
Ross-on-wye
As @Will 1594 sais with a creeper box doing feeding with a feeder, when you want to turn at the end or go to another passage you have to change gears which is not easy in the low box settings, i am looking to change my one tractor for a cvx box, but hard to find smaller tractors with them around the 100-120 hp bracket, definitely the way to go imo.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
As @Will 1594 sais with a creeper box doing feeding with a feeder, when you want to turn at the end or go to another passage you have to change gears which is not easy in the low box settings, i am looking to change my one tractor for a cvx box, but hard to find smaller tractors with them around the 100-120 hp bracket, definitely the way to go imo.

Have a old Fendt vario on my feeder and it’s perfect for it. My non techno brother drives it and he won’t go back to a conventional gearbox for the job

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