Iseki gives compact tractor to Jimmy’s Farm for ‘Big Bear Rescue’
28th November 2023
Jimmy’s Farm has been given an Iseki TLE3410 HST tractor, as a contribution to the farm’s ‘Big Bear Rescue’ project.
Iseki has provided Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park, which is owned by TV presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty, with a compact tractor for use in multiple roles around the park.
This is a contribution to the ‘Big Bear Rescue’ initiative, which involved the rescue of polar bear Ewa, who moved to Jimmy’s Farm near Ipswich, following the closure of the overseas zoo she had been living in.
A European brown bear named Diego will also be moving to Jimmy’s Farm in May 2024.
The TLE3410 is a very capable 40hp, 4WD hydrostatic compact tractor, Iseki says. The spacious operator’s platform ensures operator comfort and allows for excellent visibility whilst working.
With a rear lift capacity of 1,000kg and a double acting auxiliary hydraulic service, the addition of an optional Iseki-MX loader creates a versatile package ideally suited to work around smallholdings, farms, estates, stables, sportsgrounds and wildlife parks.
Park director Stevie Sheppard, said: “The TLE3410 is a great tractor and very useful to us in the day-to-day operation of our farm. Amongst other jobs, it assists us in feeding Ewa the polar bear and the arctic wolves. The operators like it and find it easy and comfortable to operate.”
To help conserve the planet, habitats and wildlife, Jimmy’s Farm has established an official charity called Space for the Wild.
The charity aims to make significant strides towards environmental protection. It plans to establish habitats, advocate for regenerative farming, and rescue and rehabilitate wildlife.