CASE IH owners have expressed their satisfaction with the red machines, citing reliability as a key reason for their continued support.
Belah Downs, farmer, Tony Wilson said the north west NSW property, situated between Pallamallawa and Warialda, said whilst affected by the drought, he received some rain in October, prompting the family to sow forage sorghum to feed core breeders.
Mr Wilson said it was the first outing their two Case IH tractors, a Magnum 340 and Magnum 310 CVT, in months.
“We’ve had a series of Magnums since the late 90s and we’re still buying them, which says a lot about the tractor,” he said.
We’ve had a series of Magnums since the late nineties and we’re still buying them, which says a lot about the tractorTony Wilson
“In the beginning, it was a price decision more than anything, but they’ve got a lot of features we like, they’re easy to use and everything is right where you need it.
“With the controls, for spraying particularly, with your throttle and gear change in the one lever, that’s a plus. We’ve got cab suspension in them both too, which means operator fatigue is minimal, it makes a big difference.”
Mr Wilson said the 340 was fitted with a front-end loader for hay and paddock work, and is used to pull a boom spray, while the 310 CVT is dedicated to the cultivation and sowing side of the business.
NSW New England tablelands farmers, Denis and Jenni Wright, said as they were currently feeding stock they were relying on their two Farmall JX110s for general purpose work, including feeding, fencing, unloading and moving feed.
Mr Wright said the tractors work with a blade, bucket, hay spike and fork depending on the task.
“We wanted something simple and wanted it with a cab, a tractor as easy as possible while being able to handle a range of jobs,” he said.
“The Farmall JX110 works for us, it’s got the necessary power, it’s comfortable and efficient.”
Mr Wright said whilst he did not currently own a seeder, he had considered purchasing one to match the Farmall to allow him to sow his own pasture and fodder.
“I persevered with second-hand tractors for 50 years,” he said.
“The last new tractor I bought was in the 60s and I traded that on the second Farmall JX110, after the first performed so well.
“They suit our needs down to the ground.”