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Making a 180° Turn for Better Ergonomics and Productivity

For most jobs tractor operators drive their machine forward. But there are some applications where changing direction will get more out of the tractor while also improving the work posture of the driver.
Changing direction when mowing significantly increases the tractor's efficiency
This is why Valtra has developed TwinTrac – a unique reverse drive system which is available on tractors from 99 hp up to 370 hp.

Working with Valtra TwinTrac increases productivity in a wide a range of applications: on the field, in the forest, on the farm yard or in municipal maintenance work. The operator benefits from

  • outstanding visibility and control of the implement
  • improved machine agility
  • further improved ergonomics with a reduced risk of neck strain

As a result the job gets done more accurately and quickly – the operator saves time and fuel costs!

Designed to work in both directions
Valtra TwinTrac reverse drive system
The TwinTrac reverse drive system features additional controls in the rear of the cab, including an extra steering wheel and forward-reverse shuttle, plus accelerator, clutch and brake pedals. The driver’s seat in Valtra tractors swivels through 180 degrees so it is easy to change direction without leaving the seat.

A recent study showed that working in reverse offers significant health benefits as twisted postures of the back and neck can be reduced to a minimum.

To find out more about Valtra TwinTrac visit www.valtra.com/TwinTrac

 

 

New Compact Models in Valtra’s N Series

Valtra recently launched two new compact N Series models: the N93 and N103 with an output of 73kW and 82 kW.

The new tractors feature a brand new design which significantly improves agility and visibility from the cab. As a result the new models offer increased safety and are also easy to use. The new clean three-cylinder AGCO Power engine is economical and provides reliable power.

As with all other Valtra tractors, the N93 and N103 models can be tailored for specific uses and sporting one of eight different colours.

To find out more visit http://www.valtra.com/NewN

Honorary Mention for Valtra at Fennia Prize Design Competition

The Valtra N163 Direct has received an honorary mention at the Fennia Prize design competition 2012. The Fennia Prize is an international design competition that recognizes outstanding industrial design in products and services.

Valtra launched the N163 Direct, currently the world’s strongest four-cylinder agricultural tractor, in November 2011. According to the jurors the tractor’s unique combination of light weight and power ensure agility, energy efficiency and environmentally friendly use. The new design of the chassis allows for even faster and more accurate work in limited space.

N113 HiTech Charity Auction Tomorrow

Visitors to the Valtra stand at Agritechnica last November had the chance to use their creativity and support farming in Africa at the same time.

The centrepiece of the stand was the new N113 HiTech tractor, which visitors could customise to their liking by adding their fingerprints and signatures in paint. Almost 6500 people took the opportunity to leave their mark.

The customised “fingerprint”-tractor will be sold on Thursday May 24 by Ritchie Bros. at their auction site in Meppen, Germany.  To participate you can either bid live at the auction or online. For more information visit the auction website www.rbauction.com

 

Proceeds to Weiveld Agriculture School in South Africa

With the proceeds Valtra will donate a new A93 HiTech tractor, custom-built to the needs of the school, technical training as well as other materials and tools.

The school offers studies in agriculture, technology, hotel and restaurant management, and data processing to approximately 600 students.

Co-operation between the local Valtra importer and the school will also continue after the donation.

Valtra Overalls Best in Work Wear Test

Valtra overalls received the highest score in the Farmer´s Guardian workwear test in February 2012.

The British magazine tested overalls by all major tractor manufacturers including Claas, Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Fendt, Case and New Holland.

The judges’ verdict for Valtra work overalls was “nearly perfect”. They praised the general fit as feeling “like a second skin”. Also the style, quality of the finish and the high visibility flashes scored high points.

The quality of the material was considered light and at the same time very durable. Also the amount of pockets and easy fastenings were noted as excellent features of Valtra overalls.

The Valtra overalls and other Valtra Collection items are available from authorized Valtra dealers.

Materials, amount of pockets, style – what features do you appreciate most in your work wear?

Brand Total score
Valtra 86
Case IH 81
Fendt 75
New Holland 72
Claas 68
John Deere 66
Massey Ferguson 62