On the Case for end of financial year
THE Case IH Farmall has been around since 1923 and while age may start to wear a lot of us down, this reliable four-wheeled workhorse is as sprightly as ever - and for those in the market there’s never been a better time to buy.
Case IH has embarked on its annual Farmall end-of-financialyear campaign, complete with very competitive finance rates and special pricing on tractor and loading combinations.
Tarcutta farmer Luke Heffer took advantage of the offer last year and just over 12 months on he still can’t say enough about his family’s Farmall 105C.
“I find it a fantastic tractor – nice, nimble, comfortable to sit in, everything’s there at your fingertips,” Mr Heffer said.
“It’s really a pleasure to drive.”
Luke Heffer farms with his mum, Helen, an operation that runs about 1100 head of cattle at any given time, with Luke also operating a sowing and hay- making contracting business.
This month he’s been busy sowing 1100ha of cereal crops and pasture varieties.
He said they couldn’t do without their fleet of Case IH equipment, including the versatile Farmall, which assists with everything on the farm from feeding cattle and a little earth-moving when required, to stacking and carting hay.
“Anything you throw at it, FAMILY DRIVE: Tarcutta farmer Luke Heffer and mum Helen, with their Farmall 105C. nothing’s a drama, it just does Peter Elias said the end-ofSeptember, but while the Puma it,” Mr Heffer said. financial-year period was the will provide a few more options
An example of its versatilbiggest selling season for the for Luke and Helen, the Farmall ity, he said, was the ease with Farmall range, which includes will retain its workhorse role, which it pulled a 3.6m wide the Farmall B, C, JX and U the tractor already clocking up mower when the family’s Case Series, each offering manoeuan impressive 720 hours in just IH Maxxum 115 was having a vrability, compact dimensions, over a year. service. ease of operation and a high “We buy them to work, not
“It pulled it no worries at all,” power-to-weight ratio. look at them – and that’s what he said. The Heffers are waiting for a we do, we make them work,”
Case IH product manager Puma 165 CVT to be delivered in Mr Heffer said.
“But you can spend up to 16 hours in the seat without any trouble and it comes down to comfort at the end of the day,” he said.
“My mum drives the Farmall most of the time in the hay season – and she’s rapt with it, loves it, and when there’s just me and mum on the farm that’s important.
THE 18th Australian Agronomy Conference will be held in Ballarat in September.
The theme for the 2017 conference is “Doing more with less”. Innovation in machinery and precision technologies may allow the agronomist of today to successfully help agricultural producers thrive.
These innovations are timely as the world deals with increasingly variable climates, environmental degradation, and a more developed global community that requires more diverse products from agriculture.
The conference will be held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Victoria from 24-28 September 2017.
The Australian Agronomy Conference is the meeting place for Agronomists; it supports research and the community of Agronomists by connecting Agronomy communities across Australia to each other.