Last Call: Owning a Lamborghini tractor is a massive flex

Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear/The Grand Tour has just bought a Lamborghini tractor and I can’t imagine a bigger flex than this. You’ll sound incredibly snobby when you say “yeah I bought a Lambo from before they were cool,” but it is true. Combine that with the fact that he paid $50k for it and I’m sure you’ll have every person on the farm wanting a ride. I doubt it’s 0-60 is anything to gloat about but how many fields can you plow in your Aventador? Zero, that’s what I thought.

In all seriousness, I would never pay that much for a tractor that old but he is a car enthusiast who can afford it so why not. I bet Jay Leno probably has one too lost somewhere in his massive garage.

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12 responses to “Last Call: Owning a Lamborghini tractor is a massive flex”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    You want flex?!? Laverda Hillside. It’s a frikkin’ Corn Zamboni with mad articulation.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Let’s see your Lame-bo tractor do this, Jezza!

    2. salguod Avatar

      What is the purpose? It can’t simply be for driver comfort.

      1. Vairship Avatar

        Swiss cows are bred to have the legs on one side be shorter than the other so they can stand upright on the mountainside…

        /the above may not be strictly factual 😉

      2. ptschett Avatar

        Two reasons: harvesting efficiency and machine stability.
        (I’m using a rotary combine to illustrate, but the principles are similar for a conventional combine. Not sure what type Laverda makes, looks like a conventional based on the length of the bodywork behind the rear axle.)
        In the lower part of the harvester, there are shaking perforated pans called sieves that separate the grain from lighter material with the help of the fan that’s blowing air through them. The sieves work best when the material going into them hits them at the front instead of in the middle, and also when they’re loaded consistently across the machine instead of just on the left or right side. Also, at the bottom of the machine the trays that collect the grain need to be sloped relative to gravity to collect the grain into the cross-auger that takes it to the clean grain elevator and into the grain tank.
        Combines are somewhat top-heavy. The grain tank is usually in the area of the body immediately behind the operator’s cab, and a full tank of grain can be almost as heavy as the empty machine by itself; also the engine and threshing drive systems are high on the machine, historically sometimes beside the operators cab but more likely behind the grain tank now.
        Most combines are the regular flatland type that doesn’t have that degree of leveling, but places like the Palouse do have a use for combines that level fore/aft and side-to-side.

  2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    Next up is Hamster buying some tiny English riding mower for his small house to show him how good English metal is. You will be able to find him by the trail of oil leading to his home.

  3. 0A5599 Avatar

    I don’t know if Leno owns one, but he lost a race to Foxworthy on one.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    After months of lockdown, things are easing up here. My son and I have worn out the Scalextric race car tracks; brushes are gone, controllers smoke, one of the voltage converters went to Valhalla and only makes clicking noises. There’s an endless need for adjustment.

    So, first, we were happy finding a different kind of track car, we thought, when cleaning out another room in the basement. Belonged to the former owners of the house. But there’s no track. No controllers. No antennae either.

    Just an odd size shape battery compartment and, supposedly, a motor that starts going once you press on. And very odd, almost Engrish-style stickers all across this MR2. Any idea what kind of track or concept this belonged to? We found another one with small crash wheels on each corner, like its supposed to bounce off track walls, but it was full off battery fluid with already bulgy batteries…so that went straight into the trash.

  5. crank_case Avatar

    $50k is peanuts for a modern tractor, I assume he bought it used. The average cost of new tractor is about $100K.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      I think you are correct. Here is the same model, with 5000 hours of use, for about $50K USD.–18083009464516493000

  6. George G Avatar
    George G

    I run New Holland, which is owned by Fiat, which owns Alfa Romeo. So, basically, every time I’m working and using my NH 120 (with a sutter butte cab), I’m driving a Giulia Four Cheese. Seriously, it’s exactly the same.

  7. Tiberiuswise Avatar

    I’m not entirely sure the Lamborghini name commands such a premium. That looks like a lot of tractor for $50,000.