Deutz-Fahr adds new models to catch the eye of farmers and contractors
German tractor maker Deutz-Fahr has added three new 4-cylinder tractor models to its existing six series range that will appeal to Irish farmers and contractors.
The move comes after Deutz recently opened its new €90m state-of-the-art tractor assembly plant at its headquarters in Lauingen, Bavaria. The new production facility has a capacity of 5,000-6,000 units/annum, with one completed tractor coming off the manufacturing line every 15 minutes.
All models in the new 4-cylinder tractor range now feature higher permissible weights (of 11,500kg) and a longer wheelbase (2,543mm) for improved stability and a comfortable driving performance. Design features of the 4-cylinder models are similar to those of the 6-cylinder versions which were awarded 'Tractor of the Year for Design' last year.
The 156hp, 164hp and 171hp Deutz TCD 4.1 4-cylinder engines comply with the requirements for emissions Stage IV. The new engines offer a hefty starting torque and high torque reserves across a wide speed range. In addition to a compact cooling system, which can be opened completely and easily cleaned, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) equipped models are also equipped with a new electric Visco fan.
Three transmission variants are available: from the simple, manual five-speed powershift transmission with six forward powershift stages and three reverse stages (30+15 gears) and the newly developed fully automatic RC shift gearbox (30+15 gears, with creeper gear 54+27 gears), to the efficient CVT transmission for continuous driving and working from 0 to 50km/h.
For all transmissions, the maximum speed is achieved at a reduced engine speed to save fuel. On the RC shift models, the top speed of 50km/h is reached with only 1,530 rpm, saving fuel and reducing noise.
Deutz claims that a unique feature of this tractor class is the front axle with independent suspension, which is equipped with an anti-dive and anti-rise control and a booster brake system. This ensures maximum traction and safety in all situations.
The hydraulic system has also been adopted from the firm's bigger 6-cylinder models and can be configured individually depending on the operation requirements.