W E Price, Shortlands Farm, Leysters: Mastering the Herefordshire hillsides

The undulating terrain of north Herefordshire and south Shropshire makes it the ideal home for a fleet of hillside combines. We visit a contractor that’s settled on a trio of second-hand John Deere Hillmaster machines to tackle its 800ha workload

by James Andrews

30 Jul 2020

Since John Deere launched its first Hillmaster combine in 1992, they’ve been the harvesters of choice for north Herefordshire contractors Steve and Andrew Price. The pair’s first self-levelling chassis machine was a five-walker Z-series 2058, and there hasn’t been a fixed-body unit on their fleet since.