Tasks, implements and power requirement should all be considered when choosing the right model for your needs, says Sally Drury
Comfort, performance and green credentials are key demands from modern machines, says Sally Drury.
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Tractor and mower manufacturer Iseki has introduced a new series of TG tractors for municipal, grounds maintenance and greenkeeping applications.
This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.
Targeting turf applications, the three-model range McCormick X6 tractors replace the best-selling MC series with increased power and torque from new engines, plus a broader range of features to give added performance, fuel economy and driver comfort.
An independent front tractor suspension system has been introduced by SAME to improve stability and operator safety across most terrains. It is ideal for challenging terrain such as vineyards and orchards.
Suited to municipal and grounds maintenance applications as well as light agricultural use, the new TG6 Series compact tractors from Ransomes comprises three models from 36hp to 48hp. Prices for the tractors start from £20,472 + VAT.
A new-look version of the Landini Rex purpose-designed fruit tractor will make its British debut at the National Fruit Show in Detling, Kent, next week (21-22 October).
How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.