New Holland proudly debuted the latest incarnation of its popular four-cylinder T5 tractor range at AgriTechnica 2019 in Germany. The focus of the revised line-up was the inclusion of the Big Horizon cab borrowed from the larger T6/T7 models and the optional eight-speed/three-range semi-powershift DynamicCommand Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Despite the flag-flying at the time, it has taken more than 12 months for the first working examples to trickle their way into UK dealerships and onto British farms. The question now is, was it worth the wait?
John Jones and his partner Laura Hyde farm 105 hectares in the rolling hills surrounding Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. Like many farmers in West Wales, Mr Jones runs a commercial sheep flock and rears beef cattle. However, livestock farming represents only a small portion of this farming enterprise, which provides a grassland contracting service to farmers throughout the local area.
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