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Family is sticking to Kramer
2:33pm Monday 28th October 2013 in Farming
A NORTH Yorkshire dairy farm has taken delivery of its 12th Kramer wheeled loader in a row.
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 in 1980 and has changed them on a regular basis ever since, with the latest choice being a 680T which is equipped with a telescopic boom.
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.”
The new machine – supplied by local dealer Kevin Walker of Site Plant Service – is used on a daily basis for loading muck spreaders, cutting silage, sweeping and cleaning, and to stack straw bales up to six high.
The 4-wheel drive, 4- wheel steer 680T is powered by a Deutz diesel engine developing 58kW (79hp) coupled to Kramer’s high-pressure hydrostatic transmission which provides up to 23pc more tractive force.
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