A new line of tractors that combine the best features of mechanical and electronic variants has been introduced through Landini dealers. The new “Active” models join the Landini line-up between the four-cylinder 6L Series and full-spec Dynamic versions of the four-cylinder Landini 6 Series and six-cylinder 7 Series.
While the advanced Dynamic models come with a seat-mounted control console, electric spool valves, full headland management and 9,300kg rear three-point linkage, the Active versions have fewer electronic features to suit farmers and others wanting a simpler but still very capable tractor.
In the Landini 7 Series, Active specification is available on the 165hp 7-175 Roboshift with +10hp boost for PTO and transport applications, and on a new addition to the range, the 7-160 Roboshift.
With 152hp at rated speed and 160hp max output, this new model caters for operators wanting a tractor at this power level with a six-cylinder engine installed in a cast chassis for extra stability with heavy implements.
In the four-cylinder Landini 6 Series, there are three Active models with maximum power outputs of 143hp, 160hp and 166hp, the latter boosting to 176hp for PTO and transport work.
“With the new Active specification, the Landini range from 143 to 175hp provides a greater choice of specifications to meet different needs, preferences and budgets,” the general manager and sales director at distributor AgriAgro UK, Ray Spinks, said. “Go for the 6L if something capable but basic suits your needs; choose the 6/7 Series Dynamic for top specification; or opt for the new 6/7 Series Active for something in between.”
How the models compare
The Landini 6L tractors of 143hp, 163hp and 176hp have a mechanical specification with, as base equipment, a lever-operated Synchro Shuttle 18×18 transmission that can be upgraded with an electric Power Shuttle and additional speeds, including a three-step powershift.
Standard equipment includes two-speed PTO, manual spool valves coupled to an 87-lit/min gear pump, and a comfortable cab installed on ISO mounts.
Choose the new Active versions of the 6/7 Series tractors instead, and drivers get to work in Landini’s spacious Lounge four-post cab with optional hydraulic suspension available to complement the beam axle suspension that can also be added to the specification.
Manual spool valves feature again, set at a convenient angle on the side console, and while the four-cylinder 6 Series tractors have a gear pump with 88-lit/min flow, this can be changed for a higher-capacity flow-on-demand pump delivering up to 123-lit/min, which is standard on the six-cylinder 7 Series Active models.
In both cases, the main pump is complemented by a 44-lit/min element dedicated to steering and ancillary controls.
Also standard is the slick Roboshift semi-powershift transmission, its six ranges and four powershift steps giving a 24×24 configuration (40×40 with creep option) operated by buttons on a multi-function joystick located on a new side console.
Semi- and fully auto modes for the Roboshift transmission can be used for optimum hands-free speed control in field and road applications, and the four-speed PTO provides “power” and “economy” gearing for 540 and 1,000 rpm shaft speeds.
The new models are available from AgriArgo’s Landini nationwide network of sales, parts and service dealers.
For more information, visit: http://landini.agriargouk.co.uk.