Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Ploughman eyes podium

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John Guy with the New Holland TT475 tractor. John Guy with the New Holland TT475 tractor.

Waikato farmer John Guy began competitive ploughing “many moons ago” as a member of the Young Farmers Club. 

He has competed in several New Zealand finals, not yet making the winner’s podium. He qualified for the 2015 final at the Manawatu Ploughing Association held in October 2014. The New Zealand finals will be held at Palmerston, East Otago, on April 18-19.

His ploughing recently has been helped by the generosity of New Holland Agriculture and their Morrinsville branch manager Craig Berkers. They have lent Guy the latest New Holland TT4.75 tractor for all his competitive ploughing including the New Zealand finals.

Berkers says they have done business with Guy for a long time and saw this as a way to support Guy and ploughing and to publicise the tractor.

 

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