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Dairy Farmer Stays Loyal to Kramer Wheeled Loaders

A Staffordshire dairy farmer has recently taken delivery of his fourth Kramer wheeled loader, following in the footsteps of his now retired father who also enjoyed the benefits of a series of four Kramer machines on his nearby farm.

Kramer 680t

Kramer 680t

Nigel and Fiona Roobottom of 400 acre Highlands Park Farm near Burton-on-Trent currently have a herd of 210 cows plus 100 followers which are either grazing or on a TMR feed system.

Mr. Roobottom’s first experience with Kramer dates back to 2003 when he acquired a second hand 312 model from local dealer Industrial & Construction Plant, a purchase encouraged by his father who had been using the same German brand since the 1980’s.

In fact, it was the excellent after-sales service provided by the dealer over many years that was a key factor in the choice of the latest machine, now used on a daily basis in conjunction with the 1983 vintage 312SE which is still providing excellent service.

The new machine’s principal task is to load a feeder wagon, but it will also used for a wide variety of other jobs including handling large round and square bales of bedding straw.

Despite its compact dimensions, the telescopic boom of the 680T provides an impressive lift height of 4680 mm

Kramer 680t
Commenting on his choice of the 680T, Mr. Roobottom said: “Despite experiencing very few problems with our Kramer loaders over the years, thanks to their ultra robust build quality, I decided to go for a new unit this time for the peace of mind of total reliability.”

The 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer 680T is powered by a Deutz diesel engine developing 58kW (79 hp) which is coupled to Kramer’s latest high-pressure hydrostatic transmission which provides up to 23% more tractive force than the previous model.

Despite its compact dimensions, the telescopic boom of the 680T provides an impressive lift height of 4680 mm and its rigid frame layout ensures outstanding stability at all times.

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