John Deere is updating its lineup of 110 to 250hp 6R series cabbed tractors for 2019.
Global player John Deere entered the spirit of the season at the recent EIMA 18 show in Italy, no doubt thinking about the saying: ‘The only difference between men and boys is the size of their toys’.
Using the event to promote the recently upgraded JD 3038E compact tractor, they displayed a 1:1 scale model (psst… it was the real thing). It was packed in a cardboard box ready to be taken home, wrapped and popped under the Christmas tree.
The packaging also noted that the model was suitable for “big kids” from 17-99 years old.
Said to be a perennial favourite with JD customers since its introduction in 2008, the 3038E offers 37hp from its 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine. It has new side panels and cowling, and a larger fuel tank and a service interval extended to 1200 hours. The tractor uses a hydrostatic transmission with twin-touch F/R pedals.
Apparently, the only problem for would-be buyers at the event was finding someone tall enough and strong enough to get it off the shelf, and of course a big enough carrier bag to take it home.