Farmers Complain That Option For Side Window On Small Tractors Is Very Limited 19/02/2008
For farmers driving smaller tractors, the option to get some fresh air form a side window rather than A.C is becoming more difficult. For livestock and mixed farmers who don’t need to have a fully enclosed cab with only the A.C providing air and temperature control, the tractor options shrink to a very small range. For arable farmers working on large pieces of land who do need protection from the dust and heat on long cultivation runs the option for a side window is not such a big issue.
According to English dairy farmer, John Sprackman the choice of smaller tractors with side windows is extremely limited. When it came time to replace his 105hp McCormick CX105, he found it very difficult to find something similar with the window option. Sprackman said, “I would always want air conditioning, but there are times when there is nothing quite like opening the side window and getting some fresh air. I know a lot of farmers around here feel the same way.” Most big tractor manufacturers have different attitudes to the opening side window issue, but New Holland does note that if you go one up from the traditional 72-100hp TLA series used for livestock you do lose the side window option. Although John Deere also has taken notice of this issue and agrees that many mixed and livestock farmers feel strongly about it and have since introduced a one-piece side window on its 6030 and smaller 7030 series tractors.