There is just no substitute for user comment. Farmers Weekly interactive follows four farming families as they test four tractor models from the UK’s best selling manufacturers. Follow the links to see each report:

Read a review of the John Deere 6620
Read a review of the McCormick MC135
Read a review of the New Holland TSA 125
Read a review of the Massey Ferguson MF 6465

Below is a complete guide to our findings:

 

Fleet Profile- User Comments
Make and model
Owner
Rundle Weldham, Cornwall
Peter Howell, Norfolk
Tony Leach, Surrey
Pople family, Somerset
Farm type
2000 acres[800ha] mixed arable, veg, beef and sheep, plus contracting
800 acres[320ha] mainly arable with 400 head beef herd
Contractor
480[192ha] mainly dairy and beef
Tractor’s work
Varied fieldwork-all activities, mowing, discing, haulage, rotavating, slurry tanking, muck spreading etc
All main top work including drilling, fertiliser spreading and trailer haulage
Hedgecutting, maize drilling and round baling
Ploughing, mowing and all main work
Comments
A good all- rounder, fuel economy good and 1670 trouble-free hours
Good fuel ecoomy, gear selection, occassionally unpredicatable
Transmission good for all tasks and easy to use, 1240 hours without trouble
Retro-fitted AutoDrive working well, trouble free operation