The ‘simple but efficient’ formula that Landini applies to its fruit tractors has won over apple grower Guy Thompson who recently added a fourth Rex to his fleet at Lyde Farm, Upper Lyde near Hereford.
The new 92hp Landini Rex 100GT is being kitted out with a mounting frame for a cider apple harvester ready to join the Rex 80F and Rex 90F tractors that have been purchased over the past nine years.
All have been supplied by Landini sales, parts and service dealership and fruit tractor specialist Richard Tooby Farm Services, Putley near Ledbury.
Mr Thompson grows 19 acres of Bramley, Russet, Red Windsor and Gala apples supplied through local grower co-operative Wye Fruit, plus 10 acres of cider Bramleys and 30 acres of Michelin and Dabinett destined for the Shepton Mallet cider mill.
“The Landini Rex tractors have served us very well over the years,” he says. “They’re perfect for what we want – simple but effective and very durable, and we get good service from Richard Tooby.”
Another two Rex tractors were ready for delivery to other customers on the day Mr Thompson was handed the keys to his fourth Landini.