Despite the increase in on-farm horsepower, there’s still a place for a 75hp tractor on many farms, particularly when it comes to scraping livestock yards. John Deere offers two ranges in this class, which here are represented by the open-platform version of the 5075E and a cabbed 5075M

Generally, the pages of profi are filled with 120hp-plus tractors, but there’s still a sizeable market for sub-100hp machines. Add a front loader, and their versatility is increased to deal with a myriad of tasks, even on the largest estates. We pitted the mid-class 5075M against the open-platform 5075E. And it’s not just the features that differentiate these two; there’s also quite a chasm in price, £13,858 separating the pair.