The RSPB nature reserve at Berney Marshes, Norfolk, is the latest satisfied New Holland customer taking delivery of a T6.140 tractor this month.
The reliable, fuel efficient and exceptionally manoeuvrable machine will be used at one of the largest expanses of wet grassland in the UK. The RSPB has over 200 nature reserves around the country covering 151,200 hectares of land.
The T6.140 which has been fitted with a New Holland front loader will be used for the general management of the nature reserve. The reserve is home to the tens of thousands of wintering ducks, geese and swans that visit the estuary and surrounding grazing marshes.
Mark Smart, Site Manager said “The tractor is already allowing me to do work that I would not have been able to do with the old one. The creep gearbox is allowing me to work on a very hard, heavy clay site for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, installing new wet features for breeding waders like lapwing and redshank.
“I have found it a very easy tractor to get used to. It seems to be very economical and is a pleasure to operate. I am looking forward to getting it into some wetter sites, as opposed to the hard, dry compacted clays I am currently on, in the next week or so.”
The four cylinder T6.140 produces up to 143hp and a maximum of 590Nm of torque with Engine Power Management (EPM). The four cylinder design ensures outstanding manoeuvrability, ultimate flexibility and exceptionally efficient productivity in compliance with T4A emissions.
Operators also enjoy best-in-class visibility thanks to the practical yet eye-catching design, backed up by simple controls and plenty of space to reduce fatigue.
Ernest Doe & Son’s Ltd dealership in Wymondham supplied the tractor. Branch Manager, Ross Johnson said: “We’re delighted to have met the RSPB’s needs with the British-made T6.140. The tractor is the perfect match for their requirements which include the versatility to undertake a variety of activities on multiple terrains. The land is very fragile and the technologically advanced, Michelin Xeobib tyres fitted to the tractor facilitate greater protection of the soil.
RSPB’s Norfolk Broads Area Manager, Ian Robinson, explained that Berney Marshes is just one of three nature reserves in the Norfolk Broads managed by RSPB to benefit all wildlife
“Spring sees the marshes filled with the atmospheric calls of birds such as lapwing and redshank. Using New Holland’s tractor is allowing us to give a home for these and other species across the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.
“As a clean energy leader New Holland is able to demonstrate a synergy with the RSPB’s green credentials and commitment to respecting the environment.”