Flying the flag at Fieldays via its New Zealand distributor Webbline and export sales manager Sebastjan Bogataj, the machinery manufacturer SIP — the largest in Slovenia — was a relatively unknown name, but it showed a wide range of products.
The Case IH Farmall tractor has flashing lights and a siren and is finished in livery typical of fire trucks everywhere.
Although it won’t be used to fight fires, the Case IH fire tractor will assist Fire and Emergency NZ to spread the message about fire safety in rural regions.
Case IH operations manager Tim Fanning says “Fire and Emergency NZ plays a vital role in helping keep our communities safe, so we are delighted to partner with them to help them engage with the public in a fun and unique way”.
Fire and Emergency’s national advisor fire risk management, Rob Goldring says the partnership and tractor will enable them to “talk with rural communities about developing greater resilience, especially in fire prevention and volunteer sustainability”.