For Michael Larsen it is essential that his tractor uses as little fuel as possible, as he drives it a great deal - and, of course, there has to be a very good cabin.
If you don’t like the smell of the bakery you have to look for something else. So Michael Larsen did just that, and he now has his feet planted firmly under his own desk in his one-man company. His father was indeed a baker but the son was far more interested in the machines that cultivated the fields, from cereals to flour. “I have worked at a supply service station and landscaped dozens of lawns,” he says. At one point he wanted to be a manager and looked for a suitable job, but to no avail. “So instead I decided to work for myself with a tractor and a suction vehicle.”
Michael Larsen needs to be very good at his job, as he is extremely busy during the periods of the year when farmers need their drains repaired. He lives just north of Vig on Sjællands Odde from where he travels long distances in his work.
“I drive 1,200 - 1,400 hours every year in my tractor, many of which are, naturally, on country roads, to get from place to place,” he says.
Just three years ago he became tired of the fact that the tractor he had at the time was what he calls “dry as a whistle”. Translated into more everyday language, this means that it empties the fuel tank far too quickly. “I had heard that Fendts had a low consumption and good driver comfort,” explains Michael Larsen. This led to his buying a Fendt 724 Vario and it has fully lived up to his expectations. “My fuel consumption went from 250 to 150 litres a day doing the same work,” he says.
Some months ago he also exchanged his suction vehicle for a brand new Gøma GK 10 Vario, which can hold 10 m3. His Fendt 724 Vario can as well, but is perhaps a little on the small side. “As I have never had any interruptions to my work because of the tractor and I am very satisfied with the comfort in the cabin, I am in no doubt that my next tractor will also be a Fendt,” says Micheal Larsen. We don’t know when the exchange will come but it probably won’t be all that long?