“When we started thinking about changing the MXM we were planning on buying second-hand again but when we looked into it the finance and warranty on a new machine, we realised that this made more sense for us. Our dealer, G Marshall Tractors had an ActiveDrive 8 demonstrator unit, so we tried it out when we were drilling and were impressed with how it worked in the hilly, dry conditions on our farm. The ActiveDrive 8 transmission is really great and I prefer it to the Powershift we had previously – transitions through the gears are very seamless. We use the tractor for all the arable work, including ploughing and cultivation, and we decided to put a loader on it too as our telescopic handler is getting older and the forklift isn’t sufficient.
“We’ve had Fiat machines in the past - in fact we’ve still got one and can see similarities to the old Fiat in the new Case IH machine. G Marshall Tractors have also been great help and I value their ongoing support – they’re really on the ball! I’m pleased with this whole experience and will be sticking with the Case IH brand.”