A new four-model tractor range that combines the best features of two top-selling Landini models will be unveiled at the LAMMA 2010 show by distributor AgriArgo UK.
A new three-speed powershift power shuttle transmission, planetary rear axle and lower link draft control sensing are among features of the Landini 5-H tractor – this is the 102hp 5-110H.
The Landini 5-H Series – the first range from the Italian marque to be identified by numbers rather than a name in recent years – comprises four models powered by four-cylinder Perkins engines with outputs from 74hp to 102hp.
“This new range replaces the current Vision and power shuttle versions of the popular Powerfarm tractor,” points out Ray Spinks, AgriArgo UK general manager and sales director. “Landini engineers have taken the best features of these models, added further improvements and produced an excellent new package for grassland and arable farmers alike.”
Although the 5-H is the same size as the Powerfarm and uses the same Landini-built cab, some significant hardware changes are evident, including a new planetary reduction rear axle and a new transmission with three-speed powershift.
Other major new items include a choice of four different pto configurations with electro-hydraulic engagement – including three-speed ‘eco’ and ground drive – a factory- or field-installed front linkage/pto assembly, and power-engaged four-wheel drive.
Operators who plan to use the new tractor for draft work such as ploughing and cultivating will welcome the switch to lower link sensing and the generous 4350kg lift capacity that now features on all four models.
Two versions of the new tractor are available: Techno models come with a mechanical shuttle and 24x12 or 32x16 creep transmissions.
TOP versions have a power shuttle for fingertip shifting between forward and reverse; the 74hp and 83hp models have a simple 12x12 transmission as standard with a 36x12 three-speed powershift option that is fitted as standard on the 92hp and 102hp models. A 48x16 creep transmission with three-speed powershift is available across the range.
“This choice of transmissions together with four different pto installations, all with ground-drive option, will enable buyers to tailor specifications to their individual requirements,” says Ray Spinks. “Further choice comes from keeping the Powerfarm mechanical shuttle tractors in the range, with power outputs now spanning 74hp to 102hp thanks to an engine upgrade for the range-leading model.”
Opting for a 5-H Techno instead of a Powerfarm brings the durability and servicing advantages of a wet pto clutch and the convenience of electro-hydraulic instead of manual pto and four-wheel drive engagement. Then there is the heavier-duty rear axle; lower link draft sensing; more pto configurations and a push-out pick-up hitch as standard.
A 5-H TOP package adds a power shuttle and also more gears with the added performance and convenience advantages of three-speed powershift. Both versions have easier access to the air filter and radiators/coolers, which will encourage regular cleaning and servicing.
Ray Spinks concludes: “Along with the PowerMondial TOP and Techno models introduced last year, the new 5-H Series shows that the Landini range is continually being reviewed and improved to give operators better performance, economy and value for money.”
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