Commonwealth Bank 2015 Top Tractor Shootout

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It is the tractor showdown of the year, when two of Australia and New Zealand's leading farm machinery magazines teed up six big brands and four of the best experts to uncover the cream of the crop in the world of tractors.

The 2015 Top Tractor Shootout, presented to you by Commonwealth Bank is hosted by New Farm Machinery magazine and New Zealand sister title Farm Trader.

This year, the focus was on 'value for money' , with the price cap specifically set at $140,000. The tractors selected also needed to feature six-cylinder engines. 

Over three days at the South Island Field Days in Kirwee, New Zealand, the tractors were tested with several implements including an Alpego Super Cracker and a Falc 5m power harrow; as well as a dynamometer to measure the machines' true power and capabilities. 

Look up everything you need to know about the 2015 Top Tractor Shootout, including the contenders, judges, judging process and detailed reviews on this page. 

Latest Videos

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Commonwealth Bank 2015 Top Tractor Shootout Blooper Reel


Watch the funny bloopers video from the Commonwealth Bank 2015 Top Tractor Shootout of camera-shy judges, bumbling presenters and unaware passers-by.

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The Commonwealth Bank 2015 Top Tractor Shootout winner is...


It took two grueling days of testing and several rounds of intense discussion but the judges managed to agree unanimously on which model should be crowned 2015's top tractor.



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Claas Arion 630 CIS Full Review


Awards: Best Visibility, Best Operator Comfort, Best Cab

Claas’ entry for the Commonwealth Bank 2015 Top Tractor Shootout, the Arion 630 CIS, drew accolade from the judges for its simplistic yet efficient cab.  

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Deutz-Fahr Agrotron M600 Summit Full Review


Awards: Highest Lift Capacity, Lowest Priced Tractor, Best Loader Suitability

Despite being the smallest model of the Top Tractor Shootout line-up, the Deutz-Fahr Agrotron M600 Summit left a mighty impression on the judges. 

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John Deere 6150M Full Review


Awards: Best Suspension (Front), Best Build Quality, Best User-friendliness

While most of the John Deere 6150M's features were exactly as expected, the Commonwealth Bank 2015 Top Tractor Shootout judges found a couple of little surprises.

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New Holland T6070 Elite Full Review


Awards: Best Ease of Operation, Best Linkage, Best Longest Service Interval (Equal), Highly Commended

While not exactly new to the market, New Holland’s T6070 Elite definitely measured up to its newer counterparts in the 2015 Top Tractor Shootout.

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Case IH Puma 160 Full Review


Awards: Best Performance, Best Engine, Best Longest Service Interval (Equal), Best Transmission

The Case IH Puma 160 is the highest powered model of the Top Tractor Shootout 2015 bunch and has certainly delivered in the ‘performance’ category. 

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Massey Ferguson 7615 Dyna 6 Full Review  


Awards: WINNER, Best Controls, Best Innovation, Best Serviceability, Best Hydraulics, Best Equipped, Best Dyno Closest to Rated Power

Massey Ferguson’s 7615 Dyna 6 has stepped up to the challenge, impressing the judges on several fronts.


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Top Tractor Shootout 2015 Overview


Watch the video as we go behind the scenes and explain how the judging is done.

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Top Tractor Shoot Out 2015 preview - The judges


Who are the judges and what qualifies them to handle this massive task of determining 2015's Top Tractor? We divulge. 

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Top Tractor Shoot Out 2015 preview - The contenders


Take a closer look at our contenders for the 2015 Top Tractor Shoot Out.

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Top Tractor Shoot Out 2015 – Models revealed


The wait is over- we reveal the six tractor models that will face the ultimate showdown next week in the 2015 NFM-Farm Trader Top Tractor Shoot Out.



Coming Soon: Top Tractor Shoot Out 2015


The trans-Tasman’s top tractor brands will go head-to-head in a landmark shootout to be staged in late March by New Farm Machinery and sister title Farm Trader NZ.

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