Screenshot of Department for Transport press release

Financial benefit of big, fast tractors

Claim made by: First two claims: National Farmers' Union. Third claim: Department for Transport
Location: In a BBC report
Spotted on: 2014-10-17

- British Farmers are at a competitive disadvantage to their continental counterparts by current limits on tractor speed and weight
- Reduction in tractor journeys allowed by larger tractors and loads will benefit the environment and road safety
- Raising the limits will provide a £62 million boost for British farmers

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