Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fine Farm Tractor for All Reasons

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fine Farm Tractor for All Reasons

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WITH 6000 macadamia trees under production, Lismore macadamia farmer Barry Funnel knows well the demands of farm maintenance.

To help him get the job done properly, Mr Funnel has purchased two Mahindra tractors.

The first is the 65 HP Mahindra 6500 4WD which he bought four years ago.

It's a full-size utility tractor with a long wheelbase and wider track width that is very stable in hilly conditions, so it's ideal for Mr Funnel's sloping farm.

The 3.5-litre engine has a lot of grunt and can haul loads uphill, spray and mulch even at low engine revolutions per minute.

aThe 6500 4WD is a very torquey tractor, with absolutely no problems,a Mr Funnel said.

aThat was the main reason I purchased another Mahindra (Mahindra 8000 4WD) about 18 months back.

aI wanted some extra horse power to work with my nut harvester and that's why I chose the 80 HP tractor.a

Mr Funnel said the tractor was still easy to handle and comfortable to drive despite its weight. …

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