Farmers Guradian
Topics
Nine ways to keep your farm vehicles safe

Nine ways to keep your farm vehicles safe

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards

CropTec

CropTec

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Higher power and new controls for Valtra's 100-400hp tractor ranges

Offering higher power and its latest SmartTouch armrest, Valtra has been busy with its largest N, T and S Series tractor ranges. Richard Bradley reports.


Richard   Bradley

TwitterFacebook
Main Pic

At Valtra's event, the firm launched its updated A Series, along with higher power and new features for its larger tractor ranges.

Along with its latest A Series range of tractors, Valtra has added new and higher powered models to its N, T and S Series lineup. Another updated for the higher spec models includes the Finish firm's new SmartTouch controller.

SmartTouch controls

Previewed at Sima 2017, the Finish firm launched its new armrest controller.

 

Replacing the existing console on S Series and Versu and Direct specification N and T Series, the console features an ergonomically designed multifunction joystick and nine-inch touch screen terminal.

The Fin's new controller brings all controls into one location, and is neatly arranged.

For both Direct CVT and Versu power shift models, drive is possible solely in pedal or stick mode, or separate control of transmission and engine speed is also possible.

 

Moving the joystick forwards/backwards will increase/decrease speed respectively, with a detent in either direction to faster achieve maximum speed or standstill – both Direct and Versu models now offer engine braking for this function. The joystick also looks after cruise speed activation, engaged by tipping the stick right, and is disengaged by tipping left.

 

Controls on the joystick include consent switch for shuttling forward/reverse, range change buttons, two spool controls, linkage raise and lower, two memory functions and scroll wheel to adjust cruise speed. A hydraulic joystick with top auxiliary spool is also available as an option, and all spool controls are proportional and can be set to control any of the tractor’s spools, front loader or front and rear linkages.

 

All other controls, including ones for lighting and radio, are neatly grouped in two banks of soft-keys on the armrest, either side of four spool switches.

SmartTouch home screen

Nine-inch touch screen is intuitive to use, with a simple home screen to find tractor settings pages.

SmartTouch split-screen

Information screen is split into four segments, and can easily be swapped to suit different tasks.

Boosted models

Along with its latest compact range, the Finish firm also added higher powered and boosted models to its larger N, T and S Series line up. All of these models will be available from August 2017.

Direct and Versu N and T series can now be specced with a maximum 60kph transmission.

Described as a double-boost function by the Finnish firm, N174 models now have up to 201hp available for transport and pto operations.

 

Similarly, the firm has launched a Direct continuously variable transmission (CVT) version of its T234 model, taking its highest powered CVT to a double-boosted 250hp. An additional T254 model is also available in HiTech, Active and Versu power shift specifications, which has up to 271hp available.

 

The firm’s S394 model, previewed at SIMA 2017, also got its official launch. While the model only increases the range’s maximum power by 5hp, Valtra says it offers a constant 400hp from the off, so is ideally suited to draft applications.

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS