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!
Finnish ice hockey players Antti Pihlström, Jarkko Immonen and Jyrki Välivaara recently visited Valtra’s factory in Suolahti. The three players are part of the Finnish National Ice Hockey team that won the 2011 IIHF World Men’s Championship in Slovakia in May.
The “dude”, nickname for the world championship trophy, also made an appearance at the factory. Valtra staff was invited for a meet and greet with the players. Many used the opportunity to congratulate them in person and for a photo opportunity with the Finnish heroes.
Jarkko Immonen, forward and championship’s top scorer, continues to be amazed at the reception the team is receiving throughout the country. Likewise, the visit to Valtra was a positive experience for the players. For defense Jyrki Välivaara, the factory also proved a place of happy memories. In 2009 he had successfully completed a week-long internship at the assembly plant. “I wonder how many of the tractors I built then have since been returned to the factory”, he jokingly commented his experience.
Pihlström, Immonen and Välivaara have close ties to Central Finland and Valtra. During the 2008-09 season they won the Finnish ice hockey championships while playing for Jyväskylä-based ice hockey team JYP. Valtra has been the main sponsor of JYP since 2004.
Ice hockey is undoubtedly the most popular sport in Finland. What sports do you follow?
A 1:5 model of Valtra’s visionary ANTS concept has been touring Europe since its introduction in January. After appearing at exhibitions in France, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, the next tour stops will take ANTS to Agrisjå in Norway (26-28 Aug), Koneagria in Finland (19-22 Oct) and Agritechnica in Germany (13-19 Nov).