Puma 220 CVX or JD 215 auto power which is best

Gerbert

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Location
Dutch biblebelt
If the jd has the classic style autopower control with the turny thingy on top it' ll always creep forward when you select forward or reverse. The case stays in place which can be pretty handy for certain tasks, and it has alot of controls on the joystick. I also like the worklight selection on the case better, not having to go through the screen.
Apart from those details I'd take the JD. Nicer controls, much more quality feel and probably a better ride.
The puma is a great tractor but I think it should be a good bit cheaper.
 

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
There's no "best" You're buying second hand so its a bit of a gamble either way.
If you're the one buying it, get the one you think is best. If someone else is driving it you could ask which they'd prefer but if it's your money you can get whichever you want.
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
For me ,jd Every time ,had a 240 puma on demo again ,by request of case ,
now if they put the jd command arm in the case , which i think some thing is coming in the next genaration , as dont like the multicontroller , and dont like the command pro in jd , either , the command arm is so easy ,
would consider one ,but at minute ,case cab is cramped ,and the winey horrible forward reverse park ,and lever ,and the slow reaction of it is horrible ,
would rather a 25 year old jd against the puma cab and controls any day
 

cvx175

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Location
cumbria
For me ,jd Every time ,had a 240 puma on demo again ,by request of case ,
now if they put the jd command arm in the case , which i think some thing is coming in the next genaration , as dont like the multicontroller , and dont like the command pro in jd , either , the command arm is so easy ,
would consider one ,but at minute ,case cab is cramped ,and the winey horrible forward reverse park ,and lever ,and the slow reaction of it is horrible ,
would rather a 25 year old jd against the puma cab and controls any day
What are you doing in the cab that the puma cab isn't big enough for????
 

Gerbert

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Location
Dutch biblebelt
I find I’m my puma that as I’m 6ft 2 tall I struggle to get my legs stretched out with the seat turned. The seat in my opinion doesn’t go far enough back either when straight forward.
Grammer seats have both on the bottom of the seat and the bottom of the sliders 2 mounting positions. Actually I am not sure on the bottom of the seat. Maybe they are mounted on the wrong hole.
I am a good bit taller, on my 6010 series tractors I made a bracket to fit under the suspension base to move it back a bit and up.
 

benny6910

Member
Arable Farmer
Grammer seats have both on the bottom of the seat and the bottom of the sliders 2 mounting positions. Actually I am not sure on the bottom of the seat. Maybe they are mounted on the wrong hole.
I am a good bit taller, on my 6010 series tractors I made a bracket to fit under the suspension base to move it back a bit and up.
The case/ newholland cab won’t allow the seat to slide any further back as it hits the rear of the cab when you have the damper unlocked.
 

Heathland

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
For me ,jd Every time ,had a 240 puma on demo again ,by request of case ,
now if they put the jd command arm in the case , which i think some thing is coming in the next genaration , as dont like the multicontroller , and dont like the command pro in jd , either , the command arm is so easy ,
would consider one ,but at minute ,case cab is cramped ,and the winey horrible forward reverse park ,and lever ,and the slow reaction of it is horrible ,
would rather a 25 year old jd against the puma cab and controls any day
Just ordered a Optum, who of thought it.Just didn't like the command pro on the deere,plus disappointed they haven't done anything more radical to the 6Rs.
Case Optum has got the new cab,the old cab is pretty dire in my opinion and I said that to the dealer.
Think the new cab for the Puma is out later in the year,probably available next spring.🤐🤐
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
What are you doing in the cab that the puma cab isn't big enough for????
Well you need room for - the Butty bag (that’s the main one), flask, few bottles of water, any control boxes for non iso implements, mount for the iPad, documentation/map folders, I usually have the rifle for picking off a few wabbits, few of the essential tools for changing shear bolts/adjustments etc, if I’m baling I usually stick the leaf blower in the corner, plus all the other things I can’t think of. I also like to spin the seat so I can stretch my legs out as the one with all the pins in starts to ache after a bit.
Its nice to have enough room to stretch on them 16-17h + days.
 

Finn farmer

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As we've both, i'd say it depends on your preferences. If JD is the old style Autopower (no Command Pro) i'd choose Case. If it was Command Pro, i'd choose JD. If Case had the new cab layout on smaller models, i'd have to drive them both for a few days to choose between them.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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