The Landini Rex 85S has been crowned ‘Tractor of the Year
2008’ in the category for specialised tractors at the Agritechnica
exhibition in Germany.
The Landini Rex tractor, winner of the specialized category European
'Tractor of the Year 2008' award, on display at the Agritechnica exhibition.
by a judging panel of farm machinery specialists from 20 countries
across Europe, the award is recognised within the agricultural
engineering industry as one of the most prestigious and closely
contested of all the accolades that a tractor design can win.
The award is made following practical driving appraisals and an
assessment of design features and benefits.
“The International jury for the Tractor of the Year Award
praised the new Rex 85S for its impressive mechanical specification
and compact size, which is enhanced by the rounded hood and fender
designs,” says Adrian Winnett, Landini UK sales manager. “In
particular, the judges highlighted the versatility of the three-range
transmission and the powerful output of the hydraulics system for
a tractor of this size.”
The Rex 85S is representative of a popular range of specialist
tractors produced by Landini, which comprises the ultra-narrow ‘V’ vineyard
models, the new extra-slim ‘S’ range for work in narrow-row
orchards, and the ‘F’ and ‘GT’ models for
Overall width of the Rex ‘S’ tractors can be reduced
to just 1.25m (4ft 3in) and there are three power output options
of 68hp, 75hp and 82hp.
The robust ‘F’ and ‘GT’ versions of the
Rex are a little larger and can be had with seven different power
outputs from 59hp to 99hp. They are the models most popular with
British soft- and top-fruit growers and also make a good general-purpose
tractor for small farms, horticultural units and groundcare operations.
The tractors use either a three-cylinder engine, which results
in a short ultra-manoeuvrable design, or a four-cylinder engine
with standard or longer wheelbase for a bit more stability when
handling rear-mounted implements.
All Landini’s specialist tractors are produced in a new
state-of-the-art factory at Luzzara in Italy opened earlier this
year. Apart from improving production efficiency and raising quality
standards still further, this significant investment demonstrates
Landini’s commitment to the specialist tractor sector.
In Britain, the award-winning machines are distributed through
a national network of dealers who can help growers choose the best
individual model for different soft and top fruit production systems
before backing any purchases with first-class service and parts
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