The smallest machine in the New Holland fleet demonstrates how versatile it can be in making the most intricate tasks easy, proving that bigger doesn’t always mean better.
For the past 60 years the Tugwell Family has been a loyal customer of T H WHITE. Peter Tugwell started Tugwell Contracting back in 1958 with his son Adrian, now at the helm of the business. From general agricultural contracting to civil and solar park maintenance, there isn’t much that Adrian doesn’t cover with his fl eet of six New Holland machines and a variety of Kuhn equipment, all supplied by T H WHITE’s Knockdown branch.
Solar park maintenance has been a big part of the business since 2013 and Tugwell now off ers this service throughout the UK. Adrian’s New Holland fleet ranges from compact Boomer 50s to a T3 and TK4.100 tractor, meaning there is always a tractor suited to the job. When asked why he chooses New Holland, Adrian explains: “The Boomers and the T3 are great little tractors with plenty of power, while the TK model has really helped the team when ground conditions are not suitable for other machines. In the past we had to mow the solar parks by hand when the ground was too wet to get any of the other tractors onto site, but the TK has proved a big asset in our wet weather Solar Park contracts.”
The agricultural contracting side of the business covers a 50-mile radius from the company’s base just outside Cirencester, Gloucestershire, with over 7,000 acres of work carried out each year. Adrian favours Kuhn products for his tillage and grassland work with his collection ranging from 1.5-6m power harrows, toppers and combination drills. “I choose Kuhn because I know they are well-built and reliable,” he says. The business also runs a few classics with which Peter Tugwell still undertakes general day to day contracting work, including a New Holland 7810, 8340 and 6640.