Farmer Stories

Northamptonshire farmer keeps coming back to Case IH

14 Sep 2018

​Ross Collins, from H Collins and Son in Northamptonshire, is a farmer with a soft spot for a Quadtrac. With around 3900 acres to manage, the fourth-generation farmer needs reliable machinery and is a big fan of the Case IH tracked offering.

“All the tractors on the farm used to be Case IH until 2005,” he explains. “We then went through a period of trying different makes but over the past three years we’ve started moving back to Case IH tractors as each machine comes up for renewal”. The portfolio they now have is pretty comprehensive, “our rep is really helpful and they just seem to be the better option. We currently have three Puma 160 CVXs, an Axial-Flow 9240 combine and two Quadtracs, a 600 and a 9380.”

“Whilst we’ve switched back and forth with tractor brands, we’ve stuck with Quadtracs for many years and just run and run them,” Ross adds. “In fact, we’re starting to get a bit of a collection as when it comes to replace them the older ones are worth more to us than their trade in value,” Ross admits. “The Quadtracs are a big commitment financially, but they cover so much ground and can be put on to so many different pieces of kit, they represent a good investment for us.