“With heavy ground with large rocks hiding under the surface, this certainly isn’t a farm for shear bolts, and so we try not to turn ground over unless we have to,” Fred said. Both of the new Pumas are guidance-ready, and this is something that Tom is keen to add in the future to further improve accuracy and efficiency of field operations.
“The thing that I really like about the Pumas is how quiet the cab is,” explained Tom. “Before I came home to work, I worked on other farms, with other brands of tractor, and the Puma is so much more refined – I really like driving them.”
“We’ll aim to keep the new tractors for 3-4 years,” Fred concluded, “and they’ll be replaced with Case IH. We really like Case IH tractors – the cabs are exceptionally comfortable, they are reliable, and everything falls easily to hand which makes them less tiring to use – something that is important on a long day in the cab.”