All latest News

Ireland: New 300hp tractor impresses Meath potato grower

Finnegan’s Farm, well-known potato producers based in Balrath, Co Meath, purchased a Steyr Terrus 6300 in August last year. This stylish machine is the first new Steyr-branded tractor to be sold in Ireland for a number of years.

The 300hp workhorse was used to pull a 4m trailed Lemken Solitair drill, sowing around 1,000 acres. This tractor comes fully loaded with RTK+, having a reproducible accuracy of up to 2.5cm which is used for all of the tractor’s precision applications. This tractor gives the Finnegan brothers the option to go for a larger 5m drill in the future.

As the tractor is physically so large, and it’s shod on such big tyres (650/60R34 and 900/60R42), it is limited in what it can be used for.

In February, the tractor pulled a Scanstone four-body ridger, ridging for early potatoes. The addition of the Steyr meant that a John Deere 8430 with 10,000 hours took a back seat in the operation. During the harvest later this summer, the Steyr will be used to pull a 25t double-axle Pronar grain chaser.

Full report on Irish Potato Journal here