T194 customer report

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T194 customer report

by Alex Chalmers, Learning Fields

Fairy Tale Experience for TYM Tractor Winner

After winning Countryside magazine’s competition to win a TYM Tractor for a year, Douglas and Alex Chalmers who run a 25-acre centre of wellbeing in Cumbria have since been so impressed with the T194 tractor, they’ve compared it to a fairy tale: “It’s a bit like Goldilocks. Not too big, not too small, but just right.”


THE REQUIREMENT

Having a tractor that’s “just right” is a big bonus for Learning Fields, the not-for-profit care farm based at Nag’s Head Farm in Cumbria, says Alex: “We provide educational and environmental opportunities for a wide range of people here at Learning Fields. Being able to observe and enjoy the countryside in a safe environment can be hugely beneficial for people’s physical and mental wellbeing and that’s why it’s important for us to have well-maintained land. Having a well-kept outdoor space for quiet reflection only enhances the benefits that nature provides.  

“With so much land here it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain. We have roughly 22 acres of grassland and three acres of woodland, so there’s lots of trimming that needs doing. That’s why we entered the competition, as we knew having the TYM tractor would be incredibly useful to help with all our maintenance needs.”

PUT TO THE TEST

The T194 has certainly proved useful, with its size perfect for the terrain at Learning Fields, says Douglas.

“It’s the perfect size really. Any bigger and it would be impractical as it wouldn’t be able to manoeuvre between the trees we have. Any smaller and it wouldn’t have the power to work on our hilly and boggy areas." 

“So far, it’s been doing a lot of trailer work, but now that the weather is a bit drier it’s working a lot harder. We’ve got it grass harrowing and mowing among a host of other jobs. And everything we’ve wanted it to do, it’s done with no problems.”

But it’s not just its size which enhances the tractor's multifunctional capabilities that has impressed them. Its wide range of features have also been noticed too.

“Being able to switch the four-wheel drive on or off whenever you want is really useful, especially when you’re working in a more restricted space such as our woodland areas. It has a better turning circle and is less damaging to our grass than our big quad bike. It’s also very user-friendly and easy to operate, which is great.” 

 

It’s the perfect size really. Any bigger and it would be impractical as it wouldn’t be able to manoeuvre between the trees we have. Any smaller and it wouldn’t have the power to work on our hilly and boggy areas.

Alex Chalmers

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“It’s a bit like Goldilocks. Not too big, not too small, but just right.” 

The T194 subcompact tractor is the perfect size for settings such as Learning Fields. A multi-functional workhorse small enough to manoeuvre between obstacles like trees, but with enough power to navigate steep inclines or boggy turf, the T194 is the perfect companion for smallholdings.

In summary

It’s safe to say that they are certainly happy they have hold of the TYM T194 for a year – in fact, so much so that Douglas is not sure he wants to give it up. “I’ve never had a TYM tractor before, but it’s just a great piece of kit to have. Ideally once the year has finished, I’d like to be able to keep it!”

With thanks

Learning Fields, Cumbria

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Specification

Engine: Yanmar

Engine HP: 19

Fuel system: Indirect fuel injection

Transmission: HST

Number of speeds: 2 range

Max MPH: 7.8

Steering: Hydrostatic

Hitch lift capacity: 499kg

PTO type: Independent 

Tyres: Turf tyres all round

Roll over protection: Standard

Weight: 650kg

Mower: Standard

Mower discharge: Side

Mower working width: 54 inches

Loader: Optional

Loader lift height to pivot pins: 1811mm

Loader lift capacity at max height: 280kg

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