BOP Tractors were very proud to deliver 10 new orchard tractors to Seeka recently.
The Landini 2-Series were the selected tractor for its strength and capabilities and small stature to best suit Seeka’s use. These strong little tractors will be used to pull bin trailers thanks to the Landini 2-Series 45hp four-wheel drive capabilities, making this job a breeze for the drivers.
The new tractors were a part of Seeka’s upgrade, replacing the many two-wheel drive tractors being used previously, which under their health and safety guidelines were no longer deemed a safe code of practice.
“The Landini 2-Series’ compact size should not be mistaken for it being a little tractor, in all aspects it’s simply an ag tractor in a specialist compact dimension,” says BOP Tractors general manager Gayne Carroll.
“These have a 16 x 16 shuttle transmission with four-wheel braking and an unbraked tow capacity of 1500kgs, to comfortably meet the safety requirements set by Seeka.”
Being fitted on large 360 wide 20” wheel equipment allows for excellent traction, especially on steep inclines, and with the seating lowered still gives a very low seat height of just 730mm.
The job will not just stop at pulling bin trailers, because of the Landini Series-2 capabilities and versatility, after picking season, these tractors can then be utilised for other orchard maintenance work, like mowing or spraying, and can even be fitted with a front-end loader if required.
Part of the installation for this number of tractors with Seeka was a very successful and important health and safety presentation day where BOP Tractors representative, James Schofield, went over the daily checks they should be doing along with all the safe driving and operation of the tractor with the Seeka operators, a very successful morning with a big turnout,” says Gayne.
BOP Tractors is pleased to have an association with Seeka throughout the Bay of Plenty, where Landini has become a leading player in the kiwifruit sector.
For more information on this or any of the Landini product, visit: www.landini.co.nz