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Greater Comfort and Convenience with New Cab for Landini Landpower Tractors

A new cab design for the Landini Landpower six-cylinder tractor brings added space and convenience, as well as improved all-round visibility.

“The four-post structure of the Master Class cab replaces a more compact design with six pillars,” points out Paul Wade of Landini distributor AgriArgo UK. “The lack of ‘B’ posts makes a big difference to visibility both left and right, and is especially useful when operating a hedge cutter or when working in and around buildings.”

Landini Landpower 165 T3 Master Class

Landini Landpower 165 T3 Master Class

Both scenarios are typical for the Landpower, which is unique to the Landini range and one of only a few six-cylinder tractors with power outputs starting at less than 140hp. It also retains the attractiveness to many operators of an engine with mechanical fuel injection, a simple transmission with synchro shuttle, and mechanical operation of the spool valves and three-point linkage.

“The Landpower Techno is a great value package for operators who want plenty of power and the torque characteristics of a six-cylinder engine with controls that are as simple as possible,” says Paul Wade. “That’s an especially attractive combination on farms using seasonal labour or perhaps on a mixed farm with livestock staff who get to drive tractors only occasionally.”

Four power outputs are available from the 6.7-litre engine built to Landini specification by FPT Industrial – 117hp, 133hp, 141hp and 158hp.

Power and torque are channelled through an ARGO Tractors Speed Six transmission with six gears and three ranges. A creep gear fitted as standard doubles the number of ratios to 36x36 and provides the very slow speeds needed for specialist planting and drainage tasks.

In the new cab, the range lever has been made a little longer to make it easier to reach as part of a revamp of the control layout.

Rocker switches for work lights and windscreen wipers are now grouped together on the right-hand console, in line with the joystick and levers used to operate up to five spool valves, including three double-acting units. With the optional diverters also installed, the valves can operate up to seven loader and/or implement functions.

Landini Landpower T3 Master Class cab inside

Landini Landpower T3 Master Class cab inside

A push-back hydraulic pick-up hitch is standard to make coupling to a trailer, spreader or tanker easier and with the new cab, the operator also has the added convenience of a new pto control.

“The power take-off drive has been upgraded with a hydraulic clutch replacing the manually-operated dry plate unit for smooth uptake of drive and greater durability,” notes Paul Wade.

The Master Class cab has more room for stowage of tools and equipment around the driver’s seat, plus a storage bin on the left-hand fender and a compartment on the right-hand side for documents and small tools and other items. The cab is wider overall but especially at the front where there is now room for a passenger seat – and enough floor space for the driver’s dog to ride in comfort!


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