The tractors sales figures in Spain are under minimum (only 8,859 tractors were sold in 2013), as you can see in our graph (the market had a soft improvement in the last quarter). Due to the long economic crisis we are living, tractors often have expensive prices (some small farmers cannot sometimes amortize it), some problems with dealer when the farmers want to buy a new tractor, the ignorance about the product by the older farmers (and young farmers too) together with the importance of the tractor second hand market (25,569 units were sold in 2013, almost three times over new!, which are mostly imported from European Union, England and Germany especially), the tractor market remains in tatters... maybe, they are the figures that Spanish agriculture can generate, so the numbers in 2007 or 2008 were a mirage like a lot of things what were lived by Spanish people during these years. You have more information about sales figures (of Spain and Europe) on the www.masquemaquina.com blog.
Our friend José María Serrano is a farmer who contributed to increase the number of new tractors sold in 2013. He exchanged his old Massey-Ferguson 290 for the new New Holland TD5.95. He is going to use this tractor in his purple garlic crop... we think he made the proper choice. It is a comfortable tractor to work and probably, it is not going to generate any problems. The New Holland dealer in our area called Agrozocapi delivered his tractor in the last November.
The features more important of this tractor are:
- Engine: FPT Tier3 of 4,500cm3 and 4 cylinders
- Max. horsepower: 70KW/95CV
- Diesel tank capacity: 110 litres
- Hydraulic Powershuttle transmission of 12x12 (4 gears and 3 group)
- Maximum speed: 40km/h
- Minimum speed: 1,82km/h
- Steering angle: 5,51m
- Hydraulics: Main pump flow of 50 l/min. and steering and services pump flow of 29 l/min
- Rear valves: 2
- Max. lift capacity at ball ends: 3.565kg
- PTO: 540/540E
- VisionView™ cab with standard air suspension seat, air conditioning and noise level of 78 dBA.
Versión en español.