Did you know that there’s a 30,000ha strip between the former East and West German border still contaminated with unexploded munitions from the Cold War? And did you also know that tractors and their operators on military training sites regularly encounter dud bombs? Hence the demand for ReboRack. The tractor certainly looks the part in its graphite grey livery, with its boxy steel cab replacing the standard operator accommodation on a John Deere 6R that also gains extra armour elsewhere. As well as being a Deere dealer in Germany’s Lower Saxony region, the Rebo business provides special-build tractor conversions for various municipal operations.

One of the more unusual tractors at the last Agritechnica was a John Deere called the ReboRack. This specialist conversion has the tough task of tilling soils that are littered with unexploded munitions