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‘Owning a smaller piece of land means you need to think about your tractor size’

In this article, Steven Haynes, tractor sales manager for Reesink Turfcare, discusses FT26 and FT26H tractors from Farmtrac.

As Farmtrac’s dealership has expanded, one thing that has become apparent across the country is the popularity of the FT26 and FT26H tractors.

It appears the appeal is universal for those who need results in smaller areas.

Owning a smaller piece of land does not mean you need less power, but it does mean you need to think about the size of your tractor.

That is where Farmtrac’s FT26 and FT26H come in. These are the perfect options to get the job done in tighter areas without compromising on results.

The differences between the two models start and end with the FT26 sporting a three-range hydrostatic transmission instead of a mechanical one.

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All the rest of the performance possibilities of each are the same.

So, what exactly makes this diesel duo so popular?

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The popularity of these models stems from their light and narrow body that effortlessly fits in tighter indoor spaces.

Furthermore, their short turning radius which makes them highly manoeuvrable and opens them up to multiple audiences. These include smallholdings, equestrian centres and growers.

And they are powerful enough to handle fieldwork, boasting an impressive 750kg lift capacity at hitch point.

Both the FT26 and FT26H deliver class-leading performance while offering serious value for money.

Powerful and with highly fuel efficient three-cylinder engines, a choice of two transmission options, including a three-range hydrostatic transmission with mid-PTO, bring the performance, but what about operating them?

Both models feature a wider platform with side-mounted shift gear levers.

Other features include easy to view dash panel, power steering and four-wheel drive, which you can select when you require maximum traction.


Add in high-intensity projector lamps, side-mounted led lights, top-mounted beacon lamps and rear-working lamps mean work is not curtailed in winter months.

With no clutch system on the HST model, clutch wear is not a concern, and with two directional pedals to deal with.

One is for forward direction and one for reverse. Furthermore, there is less fatigue for the operator.

Moreover, the FT26H comes equipped with cruise control as standard. This makes it easy to set a certain forward speed with just a push of a button.

To further their potential, their heavy-duty Category 1 three-point linkage can be fitted with a series of attachments.

These include finishing mowers, flail mowers and rotary tillers from SICMA and aerators and verticutters from first products, all available from distributor Reesink UK.

For added peace of mind, they come with a robust five-year warranty, supported by Reesink Agriculture.

As an award-winning UK distributor, we are renowned and trusted for its servicing, maintenance and back-up.

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