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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
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
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 and
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 said.
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
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 year.
Ramsey Bros celebrate 60-year history
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