AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE!

By | October 29, 2018

 

With all the modern tractors around nowadays, it’s not often we get to hook a set of discs up to a mint older machine like this Case IH 956 XL!  

 

This tidy German-built 2WD Case dates back to the late 80’s and was using all of its 95hp to make a beautiful discing job out of oat stubble with the 4AG DV 930’s.  

 

The drystock farmer near Levin had a larger tractor but wanted to see if the ‘old girl’ could pull his new discs, what an awesome match of tractor and machine!

 

Normally used for feeding out duties, the classic Case blew out any cobwebs and was up to the task!  Who says you need a modern Fendt or John Deere to make a good discing job….!😊😊

 

"We milk 2600 cows in both North and South Islands, plus grow maize and various crops on 600 hectares of lease ground. We are constantly developing new ground to bring into production and the 4AG 970's are excellent for chopping up old, heavily thatched pasture and contouring rougher areas. Daily throughput is important to our size operation. so we're pretty happy to be averaging 3-4 hectares/hour!"