Third-generation farmer George Basey-Fisher manages a 1000-acre mixed farm in Carlton St Peter near Norwich where, this year, they are growing wheat, barley, oil-seed rape and sugar-beet alongside their 400-head cattle finishing enterprise. This year marks 15 years of owning a Case IH Farmall, and since the arrival of this historic brand to his farm, George has not looked back.
“We purchased a Farmall 70 JX in 2008, which provided a tremendous service to the farm for four years,” comments George. “We were so impressed with how reliable it was, we could always count on it to carry out a range of tasks for our cattle enterprise such as feeding using the loader and scraping the sheds with very little hassle.”
In 2013, wanting something with a little more power, George got his hands on a Farmall 85 A with a loader.
“It is a great size and really manoeuvrable which lends itself well to work within our shed - it has clocked up nearly 5,000 hours feeding, in addition to pushing silage and scraping the sheds with little to no issues. We use it seven days a week, so it must perform consistently, and it does, which is a good fit for us. The loader is really easy to operate, and what’s more, the FPT engine is very dependable.
“We have a great relationship with Stephen at Ernest Doe, and I really wouldn’t be surprised if he helped us with acquiring another Farmall down the line when the time comes!”