Honingham Thorpe Farms at Colton in Norfolk has chosen a new John Deere 9570RX fourtrack model for its tractor fleet, as it seeks to reduce operating costs while boosting output and efficiency.
Rated at 570hp, the 9570RX is the latest in a long line of rubber-tracked machines that have arrived at Honingham, as farm manager Jamie Lockhart explains.
“Over the years, we’ve had a Cat 85C, Steiger 9380, STX440, STX450, a Challenger 865C and latterly two further STX450s - our latest being a Stage 4 model,” he says. “But we have learnt that twin track machines just don’t work for us. We need horsepower, but we also need weight to make that horsepower work.” Full article here