The most obvious visual change to the Valtra T Series is the new cab, which has been designed to increase comfort, efficiency and safety.
Wynn Dedwith of Parys-based Valtrac, the importers and distributors of Valtra tractors in South Africa, expects the latest T Series Valtra tractors to be locally available later this year.
The new is powered by six-cylinder 6.6-litre and 7.4-litre Common Rail SisuDiesel engines that comply with Tier 3/Stage IIIA emission regulations. The new engines provide between 100kW and 158kW depending on the model. All engines feature electronic engine management systems developed by Sisu Diesel. combination of a fuel system and engine management technology offers many advanced functions, such as low idle (650rpm) when the handbrake is applied.
Transport boost is also available on certain models, providing extra power when the tractor is driven at transport speeds. In addition, the new engines are quieter and have more torque. he EcoPower engine option, originally introduced in 1999, has been revolutionised. The T151e model combines two tractors in one. At the push of a button the driver can select between EcoPower, which conserves fuel and the environment, or normal engine mode. lowers the maximum engine speed from 2 200rpm to 1 800rpm while increasing torque by approximately 100Nm. This lowers fuel consumption by around 10%, increases the lifespan of the engine, lessens the load on the environment and produces less noise.
The EcoSpeed option is designed especially for transporting. Tractors specified with can be driven at 40km/h with the engine running at only 1 800rpm, effectively reducing fuel consumption. Valtra tractors are unique as the manufacturer offers customers a chance to order a unit that has been built to their specification. Valtra offers hundreds of equipment alternatives and options with up to a million different combinations. This à la carte option provides customers with the precise tractor they need directly from the factory. The level of customisation extends beyond small optional details and includes basic components such as the cab, hydraulics, transmission, front axle, engine and tyres.
The new Series offers a range of hydraulic and transmission options according to three model classifications: Classic, HiTech and Advance. The latest electronic features in the Advance models include the U-Pilot headland management system that simplifies often-repeated manoeuvres such as raising a plough, reversing it if necessary, selecting the gears required for turning at the headland and then lowering the plough into work, all at the touch of a button. Both HiTech and Advance models are ISOBUS compatible. – Joe Spencer For more information on Valtra tractors contact Wynn Dedwith on (056) 817 7308 or e-mail [email protected]. |fw