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Meet the Farmers Guardian New Holland T6.180 prizewinner for 2017

Once again, New Holland and Farmers Guardian are delighted to give away a tractor for 12 months, this time to Cornwall dairy farmer Harry Mann and his son David.



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Meet the Farmers Guardian @NewHollandAG T6.180 prizewinner for 2017

Based near St. Ives, Cornwall, Harry farms more than 400 acres of grassland for his pedigree Guernsey herd, which consists of 160 milking cows, plus 140 followers and dry cows.

 

“I entered the competition in December (2016) and I received an interesting call from the editor of Farmers Guardian in March telling me how I had won the competition, which I thought was fantastic news,” he says.

 

Mr Mann’s son David adds: “Mr Father entered the competition on his own, so it is fair to say I was surprised to find out we had won a tractor for 12 months.”

 

Drawn out of more than 6,000 entrants, Mr Mann says he found out about the competition in Farmers Guardian and entered it online.

 

Mr Mann’s prize is the largest model in New Holland’s T6 range, the T6.180.

 

Harry Mann's prize, a New Holland T6.180 with branded Stoll loader
Harry Mann's prize, a New Holland T6.180 with branded Stoll loader

While options such as AutoCommand continuously variable transmission, front linkage and pto were available, Mr Mann says he did not want to over-specify the tractor.

 

“If we decide in 12 months we want to buy the tractor we would end up paying for something which we do not need if we had added more options to the tractor.”

 

Even in relatively basic specification, Mr Mann’s tractor has been fitted with 12 LED work lights, decent sized 600/65 R38 (rear) and 480/65 R28 (front) tyres, and 380kg rear wheel weights to better handle the New Holland branded 770TL Stohl front loader, supplied by Lynx Engineering with a Trima headstock.

 

Mr Mann adds: “As we wanted to make full use of the tractor, we asked if we could have a front-loader fitted, and New Holland very kindly obliged.”

 

The T6.180 is the only model in the T6 range to feature a six-cylinder engine, with the 6.7-litre, FPT motor being coupled to the firm’s 16 by 16 speed Electro Command semi-power shift transmission.

 

The engine provides 145hp which boosts to a maximum of 175hp during pto and transport work.

WINNERS: Harry Mann and his son David
WINNERS: Harry Mann and his son David

As well as being presented with the tractor, Mr Mann got the opportunity to see where it was made, with a trip to New Holland’s factory in Basildon, Essex.

 

A presentation outlining New Holland and CNH’s history preceded a tour around the assembly plant, which explored the assembly from marrying up of engine and transmission, right through to painting, final assembly and testing.

 

Waiting for Mr Mann at the end of the tour was his T6 prize.

 

“I am very impressed with the factory. I have never been around one before so seeing it first-hand is brilliant. We pride ourselves on backing British, so seeing our machine at the end of its British build makes it even more impressive,” he says.

 

“We cannot wait to get it on the farm where it will be going straight to work. The loader means we can use it to fill our feeder wagon, which frees up our current loader tractor to feed young stock at a second farm.”

 

The New Holland will join a mixed fleet of machines, ranging from a 2014 Case IH Maxxum 125, John Deere 6430 with loader, McCormick 115, and a number of older Internationals.

 

Harry says the T6 will take over front-line duties from the Maxxum towing a 2,500 gallon Joskin slurry tanker and doing two silage cuts with a Pottinger Mex 6 trailed harvester.

Previous winners

2008

  • Name: Nick Vergette

Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire

Prize: T6050 Range Command

 

2009

  • Name: David Wales

Location: Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Prize: T7040

 

2010

  • Name: David Lowe

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

Prize: T6040

 

2011

  • Name: Stephen Evans

Location: Towcester, Northamptonshire

Prize: T7.200

 

2012

  • Name: Robert Gray

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire

Prize: T8.390

 

2013

  • Name: David Neill

Location: Mindrum, Northumberland

Prize: T5.115

 

2014

  • Name: David Hunt

Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Prize: T7.235

 

  • 2015

Name: James Forknall

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Prize: T7.270

 

2016

  • Name: Ben Barker

Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire

Prize: T7.225

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