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New John Deere model provides a boost to orchard farmers

Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/4/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
Orchard farming is a tricky trade because it requires harvesting trees rather than ground-level plants. Using improper tractor equipment can easily lead to the accidental damage or destruction of these crops, which will spoil a portion of the harvest for at least a year or two. To counter this problem, John Deere has recently released a 5105ML 12 volt tractor that is specifically designed for farmers who grow nuts and fruits in orchards.

According to Farm Weekly, the tractor's low profile allows it to operate under tree limbs and maneuver between rows, which prevents the odds of damaged crops. With its PowerTech four-cylinder diesel engine, the tractor can run at 105 horse power. Customers can also choose between two transmission options, including a 12F/4R SyncShuttle Plus or a 16F/16R PowerReverser with a left-hand electro-hydraulic reverser.

"The power and weight combination of this tractor helps customers be more productive in a wide variety of applications and conditions," John Deere Product Marketing Manager Owen Frederic told the news source.
 
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