30 years ago Volvo BM and Valmet presented the Nordic tractor Volvo BM Valmet, a forerunner of today’s Valtra tractors. As the only Nordic tractor manufacturer Valtra and the Nordic magazines Bedre Gardsdrift, Maskinbladet, Jordbruksaktuellt and Koneviesti invite you to a special design challenge.
Are there minor or major details that you would like to improve in your tractor? Do you have ideas for new functions, features, materials or design? We are interested in your practical ideas for the next generations Valtra N and T Series tractors. The suggestions must be based on technology that already exists or will be available in the near future.
A jury consisting of Valtra engineers and editors of the four magazines will evaluate all ideas. All good suggestions will be awarded Valtra Collection prices. Valtra designers and engineers will also use the best ideas to draw a concept tractor. The concept tractor will be presented in November.
To participate simply submit your ideas to the participating magazines either as a drawing, text, model or any way you want by post or e-mail. For more information visit the magazine websites.
Meet Valtra engineers in Finland
The designers of the two best submissions from each country will be invited to the Valtra factory to meet engineers, designers and product specialists. There they will also have a chance to attend a customer panel and thus take part in developing Valtra´s own future tractors.
The design challenge is open for all, but only individuals with residence in Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Finland are entitled for the factory visit. Your idea must be sent to the one of the magazines before April 30th. Valtra retains the right to use all ideas without further compensation.
Many many years ago, Santa realised that he needed a strong and reliable work machine. With so many varied tasks around his workshop and Santa Claus village, Santa decided that the best tractor the job is a custom-built Valtra.
Here’s how Santa tailored his tractor.
Read the complete story about how Valtra became the official tractor of Santa Claus at www.valtra.com/XMAS2011. There you also have a chance to win a trip to Santa’s and Valtra’s homecountry, Finland. (Terms and conditions apply)
In honour of Valtra’s 60th anniversary we welcome all owners of Valmet and ValtraValmet tractors to participate in our photo contest.
Simply share a picture of your Valmet on My Valtra, and tell us about its history. What kind of work has it been used for? What special events has your Valmet been involved in? The most interesting stories and best pictures will be rewarded one of four fantastic Valmet product prizes. To participate and for terms and conditions visit our contest page.
Valtra history pages
For inspiration for the contest also check out the historic videos on our renewed YouTube channel or visit Valtra’s history pages. The pages offer information about the company and its product range throughout history. You can also find lot of old brochures, pictures and calendars from the old days.
… for example, when ag machinery gets repurposed for stuff that you really shouldn’t try at home.
Johnny Traber from Germany astonishes audiences by driving his Valtra N Series on two wheels. The trick is part of the Traber Stunt Show, which has been performing for decades. The trick tractor is a standard Valtra N Series that has been modified by stiffening the front end, increasing tyre pressures and decoupling the four-wheel-drive.
The relatively high centre of gravity, weight, low speed and price of the tractor make the stunt a real challenge. Johnny Traber trained intensively for months to learn how to drive on two wheels and the stunt requires precise planning. Johnny also tells us he focuses 150 percent on his performance, which is no doubt a smart thing to do considering the inherent danger of the stunt and the potential cost if it goes wrong!
This stunt has been performed by a professional driver, please do not try this at home. AGCO does not endorse unsafe driving of our products. AGCO supports farm safety efforts…check out the safety section of our blog.
Have you ever seen a professional tractor stunt driver?
Valtra Deutschland lädt Sie ein beim Valtra Fotowettbewerb 2011 teilzunehmen. Werden Sie Valtra Fotograf des Jahres 2011!
Sie haben “DAS Valtra-Bild” 2011 geschossen und möchten dieses mit uns teilen? Ihr Foto zeigt Valtra Traktoren in witzigem, außergewöhnlichem oder besonders eindrucksvollem Einsatz und Sie möchten attraktive Preise gewinnen?
Besuchen Sie uns auf unserer Homepage und schicken Sie uns Ihr Valtra-Bild 2011. Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Juli 2011.
Eine Auswahl der preisgekrönten Bilder wird sowohl auf unserer Homepage als auch in unserer Kundenzeitschrift Valtra Team veröffentlicht.
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Einsendungen!