The New 8N Boomer series
News Releases - Boomer Series
Exceptional Power, Innovation, Operating Ease and Style Make the New Boomer 8N Tractor an Ideal Choice for Rural Lifestylers, Hobby Farmers
New Holland announces the introduction of the new Boomer 8N, a compact tractor that combines a timeless design with modern, innovative amenities.
The latest addition to the company's Boomer line, the redesigned 8N features distinctive, timeless styling, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that creates a fun, easy, car-like driving experience as well as a variety of customizable accessories. First sold in 1947, this updated version of the classic 8N is now available to consumers seeking reliable power wrapped in a compact and time-honoured package.
Whatever the job requires - whether loading mulch, mowing the lawn or clearing a pasture - the new Boomer 8N tractor makes it fun, easy and comfortable for serious rural lifestylers or hobby farmers to complete any task.
Key features include:
There is no reason to switch gears or use a clutch - one pedal makes it go.
"We're excited to introduce the New Holland Boomer 8N, a modern compact tractor that acknowledges its heritage," said Simon Vigour, Marketing Manager, New Holland.
"Since 1917, New Holland has provided its customers with tractors that are dependable, versatile and easy to operate. With superior quality and distinctive style, the redesigned 8N is the perfect addition to the New Holland Boomer line."
The new Boomer 8N, which will be available to consumers nationwide beginning in October 2009, is the 11th model in the Boomer compact tractor line. Like the new 8N, all Boomer tractors are known for their top-of-the-line appearance, ease of use, innovation, power, maneuverability and value. Boomer compact tractors are easy to service and maintain and come in a variety of sizes certain to fit any landowner's needs. Whether maintaining a few acres or farming to make a living, Boomer compact tractors can handle a long list of chores fast and efficiently.
Farm safety - handling chemicals
TA farmer needs to take care when storing, transporting, using and disposing of chemicals to ensure their own safety and that of the environment. Any chemical should be treated with extreme caution, since vapours or direct exposure can lead to a variety of health effects, including poisoning and burns. Hazardous materials are required by law to include a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and label. The MSDS gives valuable information on how to safely handle the chemical. To further reduce the risks, it is worth remembering that hazardous chemicals can occasionally be replaced with less toxic options. Sometimes, a safer form of the product is available - for example, pellets instead of powder.
Side effects of exposure
Safe storage of chemicals
Safe transport of chemicals
Safe use of chemicals
Safe disposal procedures
Seek medical help
Things to remember
Farm machinery and safety issues
Farms make up only 10 per cent of Australian workplaces, but they account for at least 25 per cent of all work related deaths. A major cause of death and injury on farms is machinery. Tractors alone cause around 11 per cent of workplace deaths in Australia. A tractor can roll over and crush the driver. Hands, hair and clothing can be caught by unguarded power take-off shafts. People can be injured by front-end loaders, fall from a moving tractor or be struck by its wheels. These types of accidents can be prevented by keeping the tractor in good repair, fitting safety equipment (such as guards, safe access platforms and roll-over protection) and by operating the tractor safely at all times.
Train workers thoroughly
Safe tractor operation
Unguarded power take-off shafts are hazardous