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Maxxfarm breaks through
small tractor boundaries
CASE IH has set a new standard in small
tractors following the introduction of
their Maxxfarm series, aimed at growers
who demand more from their equipment.
The Maxxfarm series boasts six models,
ranging from the Maxxfarm 25 right through
to the powerful Maxxfarm 60.
All models are available through South
Australian machinery dealers Ramsey Bros
The tractors in the range feature four-
cylinder water cooled engines, manufactured
by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The Maxxfarm
60 is turbocharged for high-performance
The engines are also equipped with a cross-
flow head design, which brings the air through
the opposite side of the engine from the
exhaust and keeps the air cool when it enters
the combustion chamber. This allows the fuel to
burn more effectively than if it had been
warmed up by the exhaust.
Greater engine performance is achieved
through the use of direct injection technology,
which sprays the fuel into the main combustion
chamber, rather than through a precombustion
chamber. This process also helps to decrease
emissions and provide more torque.
The transmission system has been
developed to ensure the maximum power and
torque is transferred from the engine to the
wheels and PTO. The single plate dry clutch
can be easily operated by any driver, while the
wet clutch PTO ensures efficient torque
transfer while minimising the sudden shock to
implements when the PTO begins to spin.
The gear synchronisation of the 12x12
or 16x16 transmission allows for careful
speed control and a near 1:1 reverser
ration is ideal for front end loader
operations or other slow-speed activities.
An electro-hydraulic PTO system provides
up to 35 kilowatts of PTO power, while the
open centre twin hydraulic pumps provide
dedicated hydraulic flow to the two rear
remotes and the steering, meaning power
to each is not compromised when one
comes under load. The separate open centre
main and steering pumps can deliver up to
18.7 litres of flow per minute.
The Maxxfarm 60 is equipped with an
additional joystick and four forward
remotes to enable the simple attachment
of the Maxx-lift range of loaders.
Despite being equipped with the latest
technology, the Maxxfarm series is still
operator-friendly and easy to use. The tilting
steering wheel allows for a quick
adjustment in cabin space, while wide
rearview mirrors boost visibility. Suspended
pedals resist wear and prevent dirt and mud
from building up around the pedal housing.
The entire Maxxfarm range is available
in a roll over protection structure model,
while the Maxxfarm 60 is also available
with a comfortable, air-conditioned cab.
ROPS models benefit from a broad, flat
platform that makes getting on and off the
tractor easy, while the foldable ROPS
allows for travel under lower hanging trees.
Visibility right around the machine is
excellent, allowing the operator to
manoeuvre the machine with precision.
The Maxxfarm 60 with air-conditioned
cabin allows operators to use the tractor in
comfort all year round, and provides
protection from temperature extremes, the
sun, dust and chemicals.
Case IH have worked hard to ensure
ongoing service of the machine is easy. The
oil filters can be screwed on and off, while
the air filter and battery are located at the
front of the engine bay for easy access.
The one-touch open hood lifts clear of
the engine and is supported by a gas strut
which prevents it from slipping down
while the engine is being worked on.
Details: Ramsey Bros Pty Ltd
ramseybros.com.au; Case IH
Direct injection technology
ROPS, cab options available
THROUGHOUT its 60-year history,
Ramsey Bros agricultural machinery
dealers have been striving to offer
their customers the best products
The company was founded by
brothers Lloyd and Fred Ramsey at
Kielpa on Eyre Peninsula in 1950.
Since then, the company has
expanded, and operates six
branches across South Australia. The
Cleve, Cummins and Wudinna
branches have been operated by the
company for many years. In 2003,
Ramsey Bros opened a dealership at
Kimba, with further expansion into
Saddleworth in 2006 and Murray
Bridge in 2007.
Ramsey Bros is a true family
business, with three generations of
the Ramsey family taking the
company reigns over its 60-year
history. Lloyd Ramsey's grandson
Mark Ward is the general manager
for the group, while two of Lloyd's
sons -- Brenton and Brad -- his son-
in-law Eddy and his grandchildren
Hamish and Linc are all involved in
With Ramsey Bros now
employing more than 60 staff
across its six branches -- including
12 parts personnel and 29
employees in the service
departments -- Mark believes
finding the right staff is essential for
a good business.
"It's important to have the right
people and to get them enthused
about what they have to do," he
The Murray Bridge branch has an
extensive range of machinery
franchises -- including Case IH, AGCO
Challenger, Bourgault, Croplands,
Hardi, JCB, Macdon, Morris, Topcom,
Vincon and WCM Loaders. Product
knowledge is extremely important,
with experienced staff a company
asset. This branch, managed by
Brenton Ramsey, will be relocating to
new premises in the next three
In addition to their new machinery
franchises, Ramsey Bros also sell used
machinery of all makes and models,
and can supply parts and ongoing
service to customers.
Across their 60-year history, they
have sold machinery to multiple
generations of the same family, and
Mark says looking after all customers
on a long-term basis is essential.
"I'm basically the third
generation in our business and
we've been dealing with people all
the way back from 60 years ago to
today," he said.
"Our company was started by
two brothers helping the local
community out and we try and keep
that same sort of philosophy -- to
help our customers."
Ramsey Bros celebrate 60-year history
Ramsey Bros agricultural
machinery -- led by
directors Lincoln Ramsey,
Mark Ward, Brenton
Ramsey, Eddy Ward,
Hamish Ward and Brad
Ramsey -- celebrated its
60th birthday earlier this
MAXXFARM tractors are your ideal tractor for
general farm work and the MAXX-LIFT front end
loaders add value to your tractor.
Please contact your nearest Ramsey Bros local
dealership for a great price, we have stock
available for immediate delivery.
Ramsey Bros wish to introduce
the NEW Case IH MAXXFARM
Tractor line up.
The tractors range from 25hp
to 57hp and they come in ROPS
and Cab versions.
When you could own a
MAXXFARM tractor with front
end loader for as little as
But hurry, only limited
stocks at this price
23 Henderson Ave
Cleve SA 5640
Ph: (08) 8628 2100
Cummins SA 5631
Ph: (08) 8676 2103
1-2 Miller Cres
Kimba SA 5641
Ph: (08) 8627 2371
Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2200
12 Belvidere Rd
Saddleworth SA 5413
Ph: (08) 8847 4211
13B Hindmarsh Rd
Murray Bridge SA 5253
Ph: (08) 8531 2244
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