Farmer Stories

It might just be the best tractor in the world

24 Jan 2019

​John Straughan has a mixed farm with 160 acres of wheat, barley and oats near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which also has 170 beef cattle and 250 sheep. He recently purchased a Case IH Maxxum 145 ActiveDrive 8 with an LZR 130 loader to replace another Case machine that was 20 years old and purchased second hand.

“I was looking to get another used tractor as my previous one served me well, but I decided to speak to Everitt and Marshall to what I could get new as I had worked with them previously. My original quote was for a 115 HP tractor, but the deal on the 145 looked very good and it was the perfect size for the job. I had other equivalent makes priced as well, but this was the best deal I found.”