Growing & Winemaking

 

Better Fit for the Vineyard

December 2008
 
by Paul Franson
 
Tractors
 
John Deere manufactures the 5D, 5E, 5E Limited and 5M Series--a line of general utility tractors, which range from 45 to 105 engine horsepower.
 
The numerous introductions of tractors especially useful for vineyards in recent years aren't just a coincidence. Tractor manufacturers are paying more attention to vineyard applications as they realize it's a profitable market, and some of the biggest names in farm equipment have introduced several new or enhanced models since Wines & Vines last covered this topic in May.
 

 
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