Having been without a ‘medium’ sized tractor in its range for quite some time, Versatile is back with a new tractor, and judging by its name, a vengeance.
Comprising three models, Versatile’s new Nemesis was revealed to its dealers at a recent meeting, with its official launch penned in for this summer.
Adam Reid, Versatile vice president of sales and marketing explains; “Versatile has been without a tractor with a front-end loader for more than five years. This tractor will allow us to re-enter that market. It will also give us access to areas in North America where our current product offering is too large, in size and horsepower.”
Designed and developed by Versatile at its Winnipeg factory, Manitoba, Canada, the tractor is new from the ground up. Detailed information and specifications are still to be revealed, however, we do know power comes from a Cummins Stage 5-compliant QSB, 6.7-litre engine, offering up power ratings of 175, 195 and 210hp.
Getting power to the ground is a fully electronically controlled ZF powershift transmission. Future models will feature a ZF continuously variable transmission and expanded power options up to 250hp. These compliment is current range of tractors which span the 265hp to 650hp bracket.
Up-top, the manufacture says the Nemesis has one of the largest and most comfortable cabs in the segment. Features include a completely new right-hand console and controls, along with a new 10 inch monitor.
Other notable features, says the manufacturer, include easily accessible storage and device holders located throughout the cab, a fully adjustable air suspension seat, and eight cab-mounted halogen lights and six bonnet-mounted lights.
Supplied by Alo, Nemesis will be available with a front-end loader that features a quick detach system and is controlled by an electric joystick. When in use, loader functions are displayed on the monitor.
Love it or hate it, a standout feature of the tractor is its new styling. The manufacturer says this is going to set a new family look for future Versatile tractors, so get used to it.
The Versatile factory in Winnipeg, owned by Buhler Industries, will begin production this spring with the first public appearance scheduled for July. The timing of introduction to international markets is still being evaluated; limited production is underway with full production starting this autumn.