Two extremely remote aboriginal communities in the WA Kimberley region were thrilled and grateful to receive delivery of their new John Deere 5055E Tractors fitted with Loaders from Vanderfield.
Billiluna Community, 150 km south of Halls Creek has a population of about 190 residents and the Yungngora Community, south west of Fitzroy Crossing is a medium sized community with about 300 residents living there.
The package included the John Deere 5055E Tractor, Howard Quicke 220P Loader, Howard 6' Nugget slasher and a Fieldquip grader blade. Both communities will use the equipment to assist them to clean up, complete rubbish tip work, slash the areas around their community and patch up pot holed roads when necessary.
The John Deere 5055E Tractor has proved a very popular choice by the communities and Cattle Stations in the NT and WA due its simple yet robust characteristics. Vanderfield Northwest to this stage have completed and delivered 15 similar combinations.
Being the only full service agricultural dealerships in regional Northern Territory and the Kimberley, Vanderfield is uniquely positioned to provide service and training opportunties for remote communities such as Bililuna and Yungngora. Vanderfield flew Andrew Simon to both the Bililuna and Yungngora to deliver the specialized training. The maintenance and servicing for these units is provided by our own Kimberley based team at Vanderfield Kununurra.