AC Goatham & Son has taken delivery of its largest ever order of new tractors, when 20 New Holland vehicles supplied by Haynes Agricultural Ltd were delivered to Flanders Farm, Hoo this month.

The new vehicles will have a range of roles in the orchards and around the 28 farms of the UK’s largest apple and pear grower, bringing greater technology, innovation and efficiency to their existing fleet of vehicles.

The delivery consisted of:

  • Four T7-245 for heavy duty haulage around the farms
  • Six T4-100N for spray and orchard operations
  • Ten Boomer 35 tractors for picking train operations

Steve Everard, Director at AC Goatham & Son comments: “We are delighted to be taking delivery of these new vehicles from Haynes who have been supplying our business over the last 70 years. These vehicles bring with them a number of opportunities to integrate the technology of our farm operations, linking more closely the work of the driver, farm managers and growing teams. They will also play a vital role during our busy harvest period, when it is essential to get fruit quickly from the field and into cold storage.”

Jeremy Cloude of Haynes Agricultural Ltd said: “We are delighted to once again work with our long-standing customer, AC Goatham & Son to fulfil their largest single order of tractors. These vehicles are fuel efficient and equipped with a whole range of features which make it easier for the driver, while providing information back to their farm team. The technology means there is much greater precision and accuracy of a number of operations. They are fast, powerful and reliable during the busy harvest periods.”