What to look for at the Royal Show

The Royal Show is always a good place to see new tractors and agricultural machinery. This year will be no different. Joe Spencer reports.

The various models of the New Holland T6000 series are winners in KZN.
Photo: Courtesy of New Holland

After being absent from the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg for a number of years, Barloworld New Holland returns with a range of tractors and equipment, including the New Holland T6000 Delta tractor. Barloworld will be exhibiting the model that’s proven most popular in KwaZulu-Natal: the 82kW T6020 Delta.

It features the latest Dual Command 24 x 24 transmission with a wet clutch, clutchless gear splitter and forward reverse Powershuttle and is ideal for both loader work and field tasks.Mascor, meanwhile, will exhibit the John Deere (JD) 1850 self-propelled High-Reach sugar cane loader. It’s powered by a JD 4045T engine and the hydrostatic drive provides smooth operation in the toughest conditions. Modular design makes maintenance easier and quicker, eliminating downtime and increasing productivity.

Also on display will be JD’s 300 series Skid Steer loaders, which work well in confined areas. If you’re looking for tractors specifically designed to be equally efficient when it comes to high-speed haulage and general farm work, visit the Greenfields Agricultural Holdings stand, where you’ll find the latest range of JCB Fastrac tractors.

For more information on the equipment mentioned in this report, contact Auriel Mitchley at Farmer’s Weekly on 011 889 0796 or email [email protected]