New Holland’s new Rustler
Published 02/11/2010 | 05:00
Earlier this year New Holland launched its new two-eater, four-wheel drive utility vehicle onto the market.
Manufactured by Club Car in the USA, the Rustler is powered by a three-cylinder, 20hp Kubota engine matched to a belt-type CVT transmission.
The chassis design is a light-weight aircraft grade aluminium design. Both the differential lock and four-wheel drive are operated automatically so there are no transmission range options, just forward and reverse selected by a dash-mounted lever. Top speed is quoted at 40kph and there is both on and off-road Rustler versions available.
The on-road Rustler is equipped with road-legal lights and fully suspended seats for a comfortable drive plus front- and rear-towing hitches. A hydraulically tipping loadbed is also standard.
New Holland says the off-road Rustler can be tailored to suit individual requirements. The options include either turf or agricultural tyres, manual or hydraulic-powered lifting deck, plus more.
On both models, the rear load platform can carry up to 476kg and both can be specified with a rear hitch coupling capable of towing up to 797kg. Rack and pinion steering is standard, as is independent coil suspension on all four corners, plus a suspended driver's seat. Options include camouflage paint and cab.