Also don't have vineyard version but have 5 cab and 2 open station. Once you drive one you will not want to go back to a john deere. With that said we have only our better operators in them I do not think they are as tuff as a john deere but you can't beat the ride. We have under 2000 hours on them but no major problem yet. The super steer is a big advantage over other tractors when you go to close row spacing.
Rusty Lamb Yonder Farms rusty164l...@gmail.com Hello Fellow Growers: We are evaluating a new orchard tractor purchase and wanted to solicit input from fellow growers. We currently have John Deere’s…specifically a 5320N 2WD and a 5420N 4WD; both with cabs. We are very pleased with both these tractors. We are currently looking at a John Deere 5085EN versus a New Holland T4.75V. They are both essentially the same tractor in terms of base features and horsepower; prices are similar. We are concerned about the overall height of the John Deere caused by the Tier 3 pollution controls that have been added to the tops of the engines. Contrary, we are intrigued by how relatively small the packaging of the New Holland vineyard tractor is with an overall width of just 48”. We see a lot of opportunities for this tightly packaged New Holland in our brambles and blueberries in addition to our high density orchard blocks. Having never owned a New Holland narrow tractor and I was hoping that some of you might lend some insight into your personal observations. It appears to us that New Holland has put a lot of R & D into their narrow and orchard tractors and that their “Blue Cab” is quite nicely engineered. Again, we would appreciate your feedback. Thanks! Kurt *Kurt W. Alstede* General Manager, Alstede Farms, LLC P.O. Box 278 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, New Jersey 07930 United States of America Tel: 908-879-7189 Fax: 908-879-7815 www.alstedefarms.com [image: cid:image001.jpg@01CFB1AF.83320400][image: Picture1] _______________________________________________ apple-crop mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop
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