Farmer, Ian Bowman and his tractor driver Fred Petfield, wanted a similar sized tractor to the 6830 and so they decided on the John Deere 6155M. It comes with 10hp more than the previous model and the very latest fuel-efficient power plant.
The dairy herd consists of 250 head of pedigree Holstein Friesians and including replacement heifers, all the milk goes as premium organic milk to ARLA and a major fast-food chain. “We are a very well established organic farm, “commented Fred Petfield, “having been a certified producer since 2001, we wanted a tractor that would be capable of handling an entire range of tasks, such as ploughing, cultivating, drilling, mowing, slurry tanking and umbilical work as well as a lot of topping - so we needed a good all-rounder, not too big but efficient on fuel consumption. The 6155M is a perfect fit because with tasks like topping, for example - which we do far more regularly because we don’t use fertilisers and chemicals, we needed something that could perform well, yet not burn lots of fuel.