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Yorkshire Farm Makes it a Dozen Kramer Wheeled Loaders

A North Yorkshire dairy farm has recently taken delivery of its twelfth Kramer wheeled loader in a row from local dealer Kevin Walker on Site Plant Services.

Ingerthorpe Moor Farm at Markington near Harrogate has been run by the Houseman family since the 1960s and is home to 450 milking cows and some 300 followers.


The farm acquired its first German built Kramer machine back in 1980 and has changed them on a regular basis ever since, with the latest choice being a 680T which is equipped with a useful telescopic boom.

Commenting on the long relationship with Kramer, Richard Houseman said: “We like them because they are compact, have great visibility from the cab thanks to the high mounted and centrally located seat which makes it easy for the driver to keep a watch out for any animals or other obstacles. We also like the excellent cycle times when loading and the rapid response hydraulics.“

Like its predecessors, the new Kramer 680T is used on a daily basis for loading muck spreaders, cutting silage, sweeping and cleaning to name but a few regular tasks. For example, with its impressive maximum lift height of 4680mm, the machine is able to stack straw bales six high to maximise storage space.

Mr. Houseman also appreciates the fact that the 680T is equipped with a relatively small, but highly efficient diesel engine which ensures low fuel consumption combined with excellent performance.


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


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