Machinery - Valtra: the next generation
The Finnish manufacturer has produced a compact tractor with a powerful spec
Valtra has just launched its fourth generation N Series. The four-cylinder N Series now boasts many of the same features which proved so popular with buyers of its big brother, the six-cylinder T Series.
The idea is that the successful features of the T Series are being introduced to a smaller, more compact class of tractors such as the N Series will certainly be of interest to Irish buyers.
The N Series boasts an AGCO Power Tier IV compliant engine producing up to 185 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque. Valtra has been a pioneer in manufacturing high-output four-cylinder tractors.
Since 1969 when the Valmet 1100 model was introduced with the world's first turbocharged four-cylinder tractor engine generating an impressive 115 horsepower, Valtra has produced some of the most powerful four-cylinder tractors in the world through its M and N Series tractors.
All round visibility
The new cab on the fourth generation N Series is similar to that on the new T Series. The cab offers excellent visibility in all directions (with up to 6.5 square metres of glass) and it is extremely quiet (<70 db).
The cab can be comprehensively specified, for example with a high-end stereo with integrated woofer, a front windscreen wiper that covers 270 degrees, heated front and rear screens, and a TwinTrac reverse drive system.
Customers who do a lot of front loader work may specify an extra window in the roof that offers an unobstructed view to the implement when the loader is in its highest position.