Looking for fresh spray tractor man enough to 4m direct tine drill.

ShropshireLad

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I'm looking for a fresh tractor. I'll be using for spraying, fertilising and pulling 4m direct tine drill with a hopper out front. So a reliable light weight machine, which is still man enough for draught work. Any ideas?? I'm pretty open minded on age, hours etc..
 

D14

Member
I'm looking for a fresh tractor. I'll be using for spraying, fertilising and pulling 4m direct tine drill with a hopper out front. So a reliable light weight machine, which is still man enough for draught work. Any ideas?? I'm pretty open minded on age, hours etc..

Case/NH CVX are reliable and should the worst happen and a new gearbox is needed its a lot less than what any other make costs. Use a NH T7.270 occasionally and its still on the original box after 11,000 hours with zero issues. It does all the work on a 500 acre farm.
 

Michael S

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Matching Green
Valtra T174 or N174? I use a T174 on my 4m Simtech which is all on the back with only 700kg on the front when drilling wheat, the hopper holds a tonne and a bit. Most of the time it purrs away at 1100rpm 8km/hr on flat heavy ground on the drill.

Although the N(4 cylinder) is a little lighter if buying new or with some care second hand the T can have bigger diameter wheels to offset the small amount of extra weight. Mine is on 650/75R38 and 600/70R28s.
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
I'm looking for a fresh tractor. I'll be using for spraying, fertilising and pulling 4m direct tine drill with a hopper out front. So a reliable light weight machine, which is still man enough for draught work. Any ideas?? I'm pretty open minded on age, hours etc..
What sort of tine drill. You’ll need a lot more horses to pull a 4m Claydon/muzuri than a sabretine/simtech kind of drill
 

Latest Poll on TFF

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 14.9%
  • No

    Votes: 126 85.1%

JCB launches Fastrac ‘iCon’

  • 168
  • 0
Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...
Top