Top Tractor video: John Deere 6105M

Check out this video review of the John Deere 6105M from the Trans-Tasman version of our own annual Top Tractor Showcase.

ARGUABLY the best tractor in the competition, the John Deere 6105M was the most powerful, had the best traction, and was easily the most stable. It ranked best for hydraulic oil flow, maximum rear linkage lift, driver’s seat comfort and lighting. Add to the mix a front-end loader with a hydraulic quick coupler and boom suspension, as well as front axle suspension, and the john Deere entry was always going to rank highly.

However, despite having dominated on the scoresheet and amassing the highest points tally for the event, the fact that it was also the dearest tractor resulted in the 6105M being relegated to third position overall in the value-for-money competition. 

At 105hp, it is the most powerful tractor in the field and exceeded the 80-100hp criteria. To negate any advantage that the extra horsepower may have provided during the time trial, it was decided by the judging panel to apply a highly technical handicapping system.

Read the full review in the latest issue of Farm Trader (#235).

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