Claas, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, McCormick, New Holland, Valtra and Zetor — Part 1: 7 x 120hp compared

When it comes to engineering and fuel use, New Holland and McCormick shine in this group test organised by four magazines from Scandinavia and the Netherlands. As for operation and handling, Claas and Valtra lead the pack in these categories

by Hubert Wilmer

15 Apr 2021

While the average horsepower in the UK has risen to over 170hp, there is still a healthy demand for the versatile 120hp tractor, a jack of all trades on many farms. To see which is best, four magazines from Scandinavia and the Netherlands mustered seven different marques (see the table for ‘Technical data and prices’ on page 15 for who and what) and evaluated their performance in 15 different categories, as outlined in the graph on the opposite page.