John Deere tractor (Macquarie Is only)

A mand drives the tractor while a huge black seal lies behind the machine
John Deere tractors are used on Macquarie Island, but there are many obstacles that need to be avoided! (Photo: Colin Lee Hong)

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.

This page was last modified on 12 August 2010.