John Deere tractor (Macquarie Is only)

Expeditioner in blue jacket and orange hard hat driving  green tractor on rocky beach whilst another expeditioner in black and orange suit and yellow helmet looks on
A tractor is used on Macquarie Island. (Photo: Rich Youd)
Launching a Zodiac IRB by tractor

There are two John Deere tractors on Macquarie Island. One is for use around the station and is fitted with a backhoe. The other is dedicated to science support. It is a one person vehicle, with the capacity to carry scientific gear across the beaches.

Appropriate John Deere tractor training is required before it can be used.