I have been really impressed with the we Kramers I have driven.I’d certainly have a good look at the Kramer, if only because JCB build quality seems to be slipping badly. That and their assumption that they’re worth a considerable price premium over the competition, which is really nothing more than ‘corporate conceit’ and ‘boardroom arrogance’ of the highest order.
And come to think of it, when you look at the electrical niggles that seem to plague modern JCBs, and the utterly sh!t paint quality, and the the way that the policy of reasonable parts pricing has been replaced by eye gouging, if the package was right I’d be seriously tempted to buy the Kramer.
Dualtech trans looks the mutts danglers mind i must say... was that all invented in the UK ?JCB without hesitation as British built and Kramer is foreign. Us farmers surely can't keep complaining about the British housewife not buying British products if us farmers are willing to buy from abroad.
I don't think much of it but it was a good bit cheaper than a JCB. It has better paint, air con and radio than the JCB. It looses out on every other aspect though. We find it quite thirsty, hydraulics are fast but twitchy, visibility is not great, build quality is not too good the sheath around the wiring loom finishes about and inch from the plugs once it's out of warranty it will cost around £200 in heat shrink to seal the loom properly, cab is poorly laid out and I bang my head getting in on the cab frame and on the rear view mirror. The worst thing by a country mile is the transmission I don't like hydrostatics much any way but this one is very bad, it speeds up and slows down as and when it feels the need, it is inconsistent when it stops and it doesn't hold on banks, the handbrake will let it roll when you put it on before holding. The resale value is something we don't know about yet but it doesn't look good.How are you finding it ?
Liebherr normally make good stuff.