Imagine a low-slung tractor that hugs the ground, can work in
orchards, polytunnels and buildings where there is limited height,
yet has heaps of power and traction.
Valpadana 6575 four-wheel drive tractor from Landini UK is shown here in ISR-REV guise with axle steering, reverse drive, power shuttle and optional joystick control for the three-point linkage and implement hydraulics.
That pretty much sums up the Valpadana family of tractors, available
from Landini and McCormick retail dealers, which are designed and
built for a range of specialist applications in farming and commercial
“These multi-function tractors already pack a lot of performance
into a remarkably compact package but operators always want more
power,” notes Adrian Winnett, sales manager at Landini UK,
Valpadana’s distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland. “The
new 6575 model should satisfy that demand and drivers will also
appreciate the new power shuttle systems we’re introducing
across the range.”
With 66hp from its 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, the
Valpadana 6575 becomes the most powerful and work-hungry model
in the range. It joins the 6550 and 6560, which are powered by
Yanmar four-cylinder diesels with 46hp and 54hp outputs.
The newcomer has bigger capacity hydraulics to match its greater
performance potential and more powerful (1700kg) rear implement
lift, which can be operated using an optional seat-mounted joystick.
All three Valpadana 6500 Series tractors are equipped with a gearbox
giving the driver 16 gears both forwards and backwards, which is
particularly useful on the ISR-REV version because its driver’s
seat, steering wheel and major controls are mounted on a turntable.
This can be rotated to give the driver the most comfortable position
and best possible view of the work he is doing, whichever direction
the tractor is driven.
“When operating a heavy cultivator, the tractor would be
driven normally with the engine leading the way,” explains
Adrian Winnett. “But when using a flail mower or a forklift,
the tractor can be operated backwards – but with the driver
facing the right way – to operate more efficiently and safely.”
The ISR-REV high performance build also features equal-size wheels
all round for maximum traction, selectable two- and four-wheel
drive, hydraulically powered four-wheel disc brakes for safety
on hills and when towing, and draft-control three-point linkage
to make best use of soil-engaging implements.
It also comes with Valpadana’s new Reverse Power Shuttle
(RPS), which can be used to get the tractor moving or change direction
without having to use the clutch pedal. List price of the Valpadana
6575 ISR-REV on traction tyres is £20,787.
The ARM version has an articulated chassis rather than a conventional
steering axle. It can be used with slim wheels and tyres at a narrow
track setting to reduce overall width to just 1m (3ft 3in), resulting
in a powerful machine that can work in narrow-spaced fruit trees
and vegetable crops.
The Valpadana 6575 ARM is priced at £19,393 on
New Valpadana compact tractor features ultimate versatility
Farm Machinery at Tillage 2007
to Auction Final Doncaster-Built CX Tractor