Magnum a gun worker

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Managing Walyoo Farm’s cropping program of about 4000 hectares of wheat and lupin has been made easier for manager Mark Campbell.

Thanks to Case IH and the MX245, Mark, who has been at the farm for several decades, has streamlined his cropping operation.

Three years ago, the farm purchased an MX245, which had already done 2750 hours. The machine does all the spraying with a Sonic 7000-litre 36m boom and top dressing with a 20-tonne Bredal.

Mark said the most impressive thing the farm purchased with the Magnum was the Trimble Pro 600, 10cm Auto Steer.

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This has increased the farm’s productivity so much and is able to work around the clock, especially thanks to the five HID light package. Now one tractor does the job that would normally be done by two.

Mark likes the way the auto-field mode works — simply set the ground speed and the engine communicates with the transmission to find the right gear for engine load and ground speed. This leads to a huge saving in fuel.

Mark is very happy with the reliability and ease of service access with the Magnum although he has not had to put a spanner on it.

Mark’s 245 Magnum is the red spec model, which has the 19-speed, 50km/h with full electronic shift transmission. It also has the heavy-duty suspended front axle for superb comfort.

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