James and Isobel Wright, TH Telehandler
We’ve definitely not been wasting a moment and putting the TH6 through its paces. When we were interviewed by The Prince’s Countryside Fund and New Holland they asked us how many hours we thought we’d do throughout the year, and we said around 300, well it’s already done 66 and if continue at this pace we’ll well over 700 hours!
On the day we picked it up, Isobel and I drove over to the dealer. In my excitement to get going when leaving the dealer, I drove off with the car keys in my pocket! The chap had to chase me down on the road to get the keys from me so Isobel could get home. Thankfully I pulled over about 5 minutes out of the depo or else they’d have followed me all the way home.
Since it’s been here, we’ve cleared out our sheds, reorganised all last year's straw, helped my neighbour rewire his barn, brought in 210 bales of silage and 211 bales of hay. We’re just about to do a second cut so we’ll be on the road again for a couple of days when the weather brightens up.
We’ve been lucky to be able to snag a couple of secondhand bargains and we’ve now got a bucket and a bale grab to go with the machine. The quick release hydraulic couplings make changing around attachments incredibly easy.
The support from New Holland and our local dealer Oakes Bros has been first class. Any questions we’ve had have been answered incredibly quickly and it's been great to talk to them on the phone about how we can get the most of the machine.