TESTIMONIALS – WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
I have over 1000 hours on this tractor. I own 8 poultry house's, which are 40 x 516 ...
I Love the Antonio Carraro TTR 4400 bi-directional tractor!
My driveway is 4 miles long and I have some very steep hills o...
We have 18 poultry houses, operated by me, my son, and nephew. We all went together to buy the TGF
9400 Protector Cab, aft...
We were initially concerned that it wouldn't be heavy enough to tow the equipment we use, Diedrich
said, as Diedrich Ag Sp...
American Drilling Systems, Inc.

The Antonio Carraro tractor is the fit we have found in the worldwide market, said Dave W...
gravity for use on our hill sides. We also appreciate the articulating models and the ability to operate the
tractor in th...
A cabined tractor that fits in the vineyard
By Kristin Millis, Fresh Fruit and Raisin News
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  1. 1. TESTIMONIALS – WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY I have over 1000 hours on this tractor. I own 8 poultry house's, which are 40 x 516 foot long. I use the Lewis # 4 cruster, and I use this TGF on my farm, plus I also contract 61 other farms for cleanouts! Ricky Pyle with Tri County Equipment has been great to work with. I have noticed no overheating. I use a PTO fluffer, which takes a good 60 hp to operate!! It is amazing how much power, the little tractor has under the hood!! I run the charcoal filter for the ammonia. We run the fans inside the house's to help with the surrounding dust! I have some sharp hills, which is no problem for this tractor!! You can’t even spin the wheels if you want!! The creep gear is used 30% of the time, so you have a selection of the perfect speed! Tri County installed a pair of front 3 point hitch arms, to move litter from both ends, using a 12 foot box blade on the back, and a 10 foot on the front, with power to boot!! When I first saw the tractor, I didn't think much of it, but overall, it has been great to own!! I would recommend the TGF 9400 to anybody that owns chicken house's!! D. Berry Kentucky ___________________________________________________________________________________ RODACAMAR Farms, Parkdale, Oregon Camille Hukari's fourth generation pear orchard is in the Hood River Valley of Oregon. She retired a 1965 Case Gas tractor for a TTR 4400 HST because in her words it's like driving an ATV, low to the ground, easy to get on and off (for those with 50 year plus knees) and it runs on 100 percent bio-diesel. For Camille, driving a diesel tractor in harvest, with the constant backing up into diesel exhaust fumes to pick up a bin was impossible. The diesel fumes would literally make me sick, so I kept that wonderful 1965 Case going. On the new tractor, not only does the entire console rotate so I don't have to back up for a bin, the bio-diesel fuel has the aroma of French fries which the harvest crew likes and it's exhaust fumes have no effect on me at all. Because my orchard is on a fairly steep side hill, I need the four-wheel drive option. The 4400 is low to the ground, very stable and has the power to climb those hills with a load on. It is a versatile tractor that is fun to drive! _________________________________________________________________________________ Jay Cockrell, Texas Poultry Grower I have been in the poultry business for 21 years. I recently bought the Antonio Carraro TGF 9400 Protector Tractor, with the pressurized cab. I am pulling a KMC tandem axle cleanout machine. This tractor has plenty of horsepower, and I can turn this tractor and machine around in a 36 foot wide poultry house!! By having the pressurized cab, with heat and air conditioning, it makes a dirty job, a clean job! I have run this tractor 80+ hours in the poultry house, and so far the radiator has not become dirty, and not even run hot! Great Tractor !! Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com
  2. 2. I Love the Antonio Carraro TTR 4400 bi-directional tractor! My driveway is 4 miles long and I have some very steep hills on this road. I have to fight a long winter with lots of snow. I have to battle 4 foot snow drifts at times. It used to take me 12 hours to clear my driveway. 12 hours of looking backwards and then days of having to put up with the neck pain caused by looking over my shoulder. Now, with my Antonio Carraro TTR 4000, I do the same job in 4.5 hours!!! My word what a difference. I am 6 feet 6 inches tall and 220 lbs and I love this machine! I switch the seat around and push my snow blower! The hydrostatic transmission works great, the heater is great, the visibility is great, the maneuverability is fantastic and being a big man on a small tractor, I was very pleased with the comfort. 300 hours on it this winter and I would highly recommend this great little tractor! _________________________________________________________________________________ We have owned this tractor (TGF 9400) about 1 1/2 years, and it has about 800 hours on it's operation. We have pulled a 15 foot batwing mower, across very steep hills and never looked back!! All the implements we have, when they are hooked up and running, are doing there job's, with plenty of power left over! The creeper gear is used to get the right speed inside the house's. We own 10 400-500 foot long poultry house's, so the turning around room is great!! Powell Brothers Tractor in Seneca, SC have been great to work with! The TGF 9400 is just a tough little tractor!! When it comes time, I would own another TGF!! Plenty of tractor in a small package, having a 85 h.p. engine!! J. Sandifer South Carolina _________________________________________________________________________________ The TGF air condition works great! The cleaning up of the location of the air condition takes some time to get to, but in our business, it's part of the job!! With the TGF, we romove 18,000 tons of litter each year, with a KMC 4250 dump unit. I have 1600 hours on this tractor, and have worked this tractor for 2 years!! I have 4 people that work with me, and they all want to use the TGF!! We clean 12 houses per week, so the the tractor works almost everyday!! Ricky Pyle with Tri County Equipment has helped me to keep things going, cleaning 90 + house's a year! George Palmertree Kentucky _________________________________________________________________________________ I was looking at a national poultry magazine, and came across the ad for a cab tractor, that would fit inside poultry houses. I thought about the tractor all the time, and even started to compare prices. We decake and compost the litter, on 100 poultry farms in North Alabama. We use a KMC 4200 LP cleanout machine. We was told by Vic Bannister, the tractor would handle the load, and it's done just that!! We needed a part we broke, and Vic and his staff had it for us in 48 hours, and back running!! I wanted a front loader for later, and the company said that would not be any problem. The craftsmanship is first class!! The overall strength, power of lift arms, engine and pto power, all work great! The air condition cab at the age of 54 is nice!! I would buy another Antonio Carraro Tractor !! Mitchell Black Alabama Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com
  3. 3. We have 18 poultry houses, operated by me, my son, and nephew. We all went together to buy the TGF 9400 Protector Cab, after seeing one at the Sunbelt Expo. We wanted to get out of the dusty conditions! We decided to take advantage of the air condition environment! I am 6.3, so looking out the back glass is not perfect for me, but being 59 years old, the health of the younger owners was a concern to all! We stockpile our litter with a KMC duel axle decaker, and put all fertilizer into 3 - 40x100 ft. barns. 468,000 broilers, every 6 weeks makes for a bunch of litter to move!! The clean slick profile of the cab can fit perfect under water and feeder lines. The creeper gear is perfect for even pickup of litter. Plenty of pto / power from the 85 hp engine. Turning around inside the house is a big plus, saving us great amount of time! Bannister Tractor told us the tractor would work very well, and we have over 100 hours of operation so far, with no problems!! Mr. Edward Houston Alabama _________________________________________________________________________________ Diedrich's Ag Spray, Inc., Firebaugh, California Zipping under heavy laden tree branches By Kristin Millis, Fresh Fruit and Raisin News. Bill Diedrich knew he needed a new tractor. The owner of Diedrich Ag Spray in Firebaugh has been spraying ground crops since 1980. Over the years he saw the cotton he treated in the Westland Water District be removed from production due to drainage problems, as more orchards being planted where ground crops used to grow. As the farming in the Mendota area diversified, Diedrich did too, but he needed a tractor that would fit beneath the tree's branches. He found the Antonio Carraro TGF 9400 Cougar. At only 67-inches tall and built like a racecar, the low-profile tractor can zip under tree branches heavy laden with fruits or nuts. This tractor can scoot underneath and through the branches that are bending down into the tree row better than any other tractor I've seen on the market, Diedrich said. Antonio Carraro also has the TGF-Protector with a height between 73 to 75-inches, depending on the configuration. Diedrich bought his first Antonio Carraro in 2000. He now has a fleet with three TF 9400-CABs and one new TGF 9400-CAB. The tractors may be small, but they can pull the large orchard sprayers with their 83 hp, 4-cycle, water-cooled engine. Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com
  4. 4. We were initially concerned that it wouldn't be heavy enough to tow the equipment we use, Diedrich said, as Diedrich Ag Spray uses the largest Air-O-Fan orchard sprayer on the market. It has been more than adequate. Diedrich and his crew of up to 16 licensed commercial sprayers apply pesticides for growers in the 25- mile radius around Mendota. The pressurized cab and carbon filter keep the operators safe during work shifts that can last up to 12 hour. The Antonio Carraro Air Control feature will indicate the life remaining in the carbon filter as an additional safety feature for the operator and a display keeps the operator constantly updated about the condition of the system. Diedrich finds the cab to be comfortable for those long shifts in the orchards. He approves of the upgrades in the new TGF 9400-CAB. I really like the newest model. They made quite a bit of improvement for functionality of the cab over the original models. I like the way the windows are set, the way the seats are set and the new balanced 4 cylinder engine to eliminate vibrations, Diedrich said. The TGF 9400-CAB is an ideal tractor for tight spaces. When the driver disengages the front axle and uses the steering brakes, the turning circle is reduced to a minimum, creating a superbend effect that increases the steering angle and eliminates locking. The tractor itself is very economical under the conditions we use them, Diedrich said. We're able to run the motors at a low RPM. Diedrich likes the tractors so well he uses them on his own place, Bill Diedrich Farms, where he has 800- acres of orchards, row crops and cotton. _________________________________________________________________________________ Brewster Height Packing Orchards In March 2004, Hamilton Farm Equipment Center, the Antonio Carraro dealer in Okanogan, Washington took delivery of 15 TGF for one of the largest farming operations in Washington State— Brewster Height Packing, a fast growing, active and innovative company which is owned by the Gebbers Family of Brewster, WA. Brewster Height Packing farms and owns over 5,000 acres of orchard in the Northern Washington— primarily apples, but also cherries and pears. After comparing other manufacturers' models, we decided to upgrade our fleet of tractors with the Antonio Carraro TGF because of the outstanding performance and safety, Mac Gebbers said. Since part of our orchards are on steep terrain, we can farm more productively and efficiently with the TGF. With the excellent service of Hamilton Farm Equipment Center and the back up of Antonio Carraro's established presence in the North America, he added, we feel highly confident that we'll receive the support we need. As soon as we started using our brand new TGF's, our operators immediately loved the tractors, the stability, performance and safety, all in a compact design that we have found nowhere else. Hamilton Farm Equipment Center is one of the very first Pioneer's who introduced the Antonio Carraro Tractor in North America. The support we are getting now from Antonio Carraro America gives us the possibility to compete with the big players and promote this ideal orchard and vineyard tractor, said Greg Hamilton, Owner of Hamilton Farm Equipment Center. Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com
  5. 5. American Drilling Systems, Inc. The Antonio Carraro tractor is the fit we have found in the worldwide market, said Dave Ward, CEO of American Drilling Systems, Inc. Its unique feature, in particular the stability and safety combined with the excellent quality makes it the perfect boring machine capable to work even in extreme hot conditions in South America. Our customers are large and leading oil companies who expect excellence and reliability o meet their needs. Fortunately, we've found that in Antonio Carraro, and with its US based subsidiary they even provide an extraordinary service in South America. We have equipped already almost 100 units as specialized boring machines. The Antonio Carraro BPH-200 Buggy Drill is the boring machine of choice for environmentally sensitive areas including urban projects such as Seismic Shot holes, Communications Grounding and other jobs where size and weight are a consideration. The powerful 78 Horse Power engine coupled with a special hydraulic top head gives the BPH-200 the capability to drill through many formations to depths of 200 feet. American Drilling Systems offers over fifteen years of proven experience in design, manufacturing, sales and service to the oil exploration industry. With experience world wide, we have led the way in innovations and technology to aid our client in gathering data from the worlds harshest environments. Our commitments to excellence will continue to inspire us well beyond the twenty first century. _________________________________________________________________________________ Antoine Orchards, Inc., Chelan, WA I went into the orchard business with my father Martin Peterson in 1971. We are currently farming 120 acres with several varieties of pears and apples, and most recently, some cherries. Bob Peterson, owner of Antoine Orchards, Inc. We've diversified or crops in order to enhance fruit returns, extend harvest dates, reduce labor and minimize our machinery needs. The Antoine Orchard density ranges from a low of 108 trees per acre to over 700 trees per acre. In 1990 they purchased their first 7700 Supertigre tractor and in 1991 and 1993, two additional tractors. These tractors fit our needs as to width of forty-eight inches or less, Bob said, while maintaining a low center of Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com
  6. 6. gravity for use on our hill sides. We also appreciate the articulating models and the ability to operate the tractor in the reverse direction. In the summer of 2003 Bob Peterson purchased a TRG 9400 to use in the lower density blocks. Right away we noticed several improvements over the earlier models, he said. Better brakes, an improvement in the hydraulic system, the ease of differential and four wheel drive engagement, the PTO economy mode and other improvements. For this next season we have purchased a SRX 9400 to replace our Supertigre 5500. Several years ago we were visited by the owner of Antonio Carraro and several of his staff, seeking input about their product both pros and cons. We tip our hats to you and your staff for taking the time to listen and making those improvements. A wise investment for you and for us. Thanks again! Antoine Orchards owns TRG 9400, SRX 9400, Supertigre 7700 and Supertigre 5500 _________________________________________________________________________________ BlackStock Vineyards, Inc. Dahlonega, Georgia With 24,000 grapevines on well-drained Terra Rossa hillsides, BlackStock Vineyards is traversed by several creeks and a pond, and has a breath-taking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains David Harris, owner of BlackStock Vineyards explains why he chose the Antonio Carraro tractors. As a large grower in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are on hillsides with up to 30% slopes and unpredictable undulating terrain, he said. My Carraro has independent suspension between the front and back and with up to 30 degrees of tire oscillation. It's the safest tractor on the market. All four wheels stay firmly on the ground and sudden dips or bumps on steep hills are not compromising. The newer spray cabs are the first truly air tight ASTM approved cabs on the market. Its hard to put a price on safety in this business. We have owned nothing but a Carraro, which means it's performed all our land prep, including having more than ample HP to deep rip into our clay soils, pull our tiller, and power through our hills while performing heavy mowing and high-output spraying. There is no hillside it can't handle, he added, yet it's design allows maximum efficiency in moving between rows and in turning radius. While they are not the lowest priced tractor on the market, I believe they are the best priced and allow the greatest return, he said. Our four-foot wide, three-foot tall, 70hp model allowed us to install divided canopy/open-lyre trellis at 9-foot spacing on hillsides! The wide trellising provides needed vigor control, and it moves both under and between the vines. We achieve 30% more rows per acre over conventional spacing's. This translates to higher yields per acre, yet while maintaining a low cropping level on individual vines. The bottom line is, we can deliver a bottle of wine of higher quality AND more competitively priced, he said. Blackstock Vineyards owns TRF 7400, TF 8400-Cab and Tigrone 8008. Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com
  7. 7. A cabined tractor that fits in the vineyard By Kristin Millis, Fresh Fruit and Raisin News _________________________________________________________________________________ Anthony Vineyards, Coachella, CA An interview with Bobby Bianco, Owner of Anthony Vineyards Overhead-Vegetables don't leave much room for a tractor. We just went to the new trellis system and we needed a low-profile tractor, Bianco said. We researched low-profile tractors and felt the Antonio Carraro tractors were the best. He bought an Antonio Carraro TF 9400-CAB a year and a half ago. Pleased with the Italian-made tractor, he bought two more six months ago. Bianco, co-owner of Anthony Vineyard with his brother Dominic, has 3,500 acres of table grape vineyards in the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys. The brothers also have an additional 1,500 acres devoted to citrus, dates and vegetables. They used John Deere tractors before turning to the Carraro tractors, but John Deere didn't have a low-profile tractor with a cab that would work in the vineyards. Cabbed tractors are needed in the vineyard, as drivers are spraying pesticides and driving in dusty conditions. And there is also the heat. Coachella Valley has harsh conditions. It gets up to 120 degrees, Bianco said. A cabined tractor is safer and more comfortable for the employee. Most of the tractors I'm buying now are all cabbed. Carraro's super low profile tractor, at 67 inches high, is the lowest cabined tractor on the market. The pressurized version of the cab uses a special carbon active filter that allows the operator to breath clean air while spraying crops. The tractor is streamlined with no sharp edges, allowing work in narrow rows without damaging plants or fruit. Built like a racecar to fit between the vines, the cabin is still comfortable. It's like getting into a Corvette, Bianco said. But it's roomier than you think. We have an employee who is 6'2 and he fits just fine. The TF9400 is an ideal tractor for tight spaces. When the driver disengages the front axle and uses the steering brakes, the turning circle is reduced to a minimum, creating a superbend effect that increases the steering angle and eliminates locking. It has a very easy turning radius, Bianco said. Bianco also appreciates the versatility. You can use it for every cultural thing you do in the vineyard, Bianco said. We use it for disking, cleaning the berms, putting in barley and spraying. Bianco is happy with the tractors' performance. I'm pleasantly surprised, Bianco said. I've heard horror stories about foreign tractors. But the reliability of this tractor is very good. Anthony Orchards operates three TF 9400-CAB in Coachella, CA, which is the ultimate test for its performance and reliability due to the extreme hot weather condition. Antonio Carraro America, Inc. 505 Watt Drive, Suite 1 - Fairfield, California, USA, 94559 Phone: 707-222-3107 Fax: 707-222-4323 Email: office@acamerica.com

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