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Market Gardeners say Proof is in the Pudding

The Wai Shing family in Pukekohe


The Wai Shing family in Pukekohe have a fleet of Case IH tractors in their shed and say they’re invaluable for their large market garden operation. The Wai Shing family has been in business for more than 50 years and are cropping 2500 acres in their business, Wai Shing Limited. Brothers Franklin, Clinton and Wellingford grow a range of fresh vegetables including onions, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, pumpkin and squash. The Wai Shings recently purchased a Case IH Magnum 335, which they believe is their sixth Magnum. They also have a fleet of Pumas, MXCs, MXs and JXUs. Franklin says he’s always had a good run from his Magnums, which have proven to be consistent and reliable.

The Magnum 335’s electronics and the AFS AccuGuide™ Auto-Guidance System allow less fatigue, more accurate fieldwork and lower input costs. The design of the spacious and comfortable Magnum cab offers 3.1 cubic metres of space and 6.3 square metres of glass, meaning you won’t feel cramped or crowded during long days in the field. The Surveyor cab delivers plenty of leg room and storage space, plus 360-degree panoramic visibility. “We’re not going to do any PTO work with it. It’s for subsoiling, ripping and discing - basic cultivation. It will handle all theimplements easily.” Power growth of up to 41hp provides extra pulling power with the Magnum 335 when you need it most. The sculpted front end allows for best-in-class 16-foot (4.9m) turning radius with typical row-crop tyres. A hydraulic flow capability up to 78 gpm and greater hitch lift capacity means the Magnum 335 can handle the most demanding implements. Franklin and his brothers have confidence in the Case IH brand. They like the red tractors’ consistency and trouble-free operation. They purchased the Magnum 335 from Roger Gill Motors in Pukekohe.