2015-12-07  facebooktwitterrss

Case IH Tractors Go to Work in Europe's Green Capital

The City of Bristol, 'European Green Capital 2015', has purchased a range of new Case IH Farmall and Maxxum tractors which are now working in its parks as well as being used for general maintenance duties.

Known for consistently achieving high environment standards and its commitment to sustainability, Bristol City Council purchased the new tractors from Case IH main dealer T. H. White Proagri in Frome, Wiltshire to replace the previous fleet which had been in service for 12 years.

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"The tractors were sourced through the Council's procurement system to ensure that taxpayers obtained good value for money whilst meeting our operational requirements. The four Case IH Farmall 105C tractors and two Case IH Maxxum 110 and 140 models fulfil our need for compact, robust, reliable and comfortable tractors which are well suited to a wide range of tasks and will be used throughout the City for the next decade," states Jerry Cole, Grounds Supervisor-North Area, who is based at the Bristol City Council's Sea Mills Depot.

"In addition to being competitively priced, with good power to weight ratios, it is a considerable benefit that the Case IH Farmall and Maxxum tractors can operate on biofuel, which fits in well with Bristol's strong environmental credentials. The new tractors are equipped with very versatile transmissions which provide a wide range of operating speeds to suit our requirements, as well as efficient three-speed Power Take Offs which help to save wear and tear on the engines and minimise fuel use.

"Comfort and safety were key factors in our selection process. The new Case IH models offer very ergonomic, comfortable cabs that provide excellent all-round visibility, which is very important particularly when operating on the City's busy roads and with front, side or rear-mounted equipment. They are also fitted with instructor seats, together with radios and air conditioning, which are vital features because the operators spend long hours in the cab at peak times. All of the tractors are equipped with Case IH loaders with 4 in 1 buckets to extend their versatility and operate on either grass or agricultural tyres depending on the task and time of year."

The 107hp Farmall 105C tractors, which feature 40f x 40 HiLo with creeper transmissions, are used by Bristol City Council primarily for cutting grass from early spring through to late autumn and during the winter with buckets and forks fitted to front-end loaders for general maintenance, hauling trailers and moving snow. Should the weather turn very bad, they may even be pressed into emergency service as part of the City's 'Snow Plan' when normal vehicles are unable to operate.

The 110hp four-cylinder Case IH Maxxum 110 and 140hp six-cylinder Case IH Maxxum 140 tractors are both equipped with Powershift transmissions to maximise their versatility. Powerful, yet compact and manoeuvrable, the Maxxum 110 is used primarily by the Ground & Parks Department to power a set of flail mowers, while the more powerful Maxxum 140 is used by the Landscaping Team throughout the City. Like the four Farmall models, both Maxxum tractors may be used as part of the City's Snow Plan.

Stuart Crook of T. H. White Proagri adds: "We are delighted that Bristol City Council has chosen Case IH tractors, which are renowned for their performance, reliability and excellent value for money. Both the Farmall C and Maxxum models are real driver's tractors and very popular with operators."

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