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The revamped Valtra A Series comprises seven models ranging from 75hp up to 135hp in 10hp increments

The revamped Valtra A Series comprises seven models ranging from 75hp up to 135hp in 10hp increments

The revamped Valtra A Series comprises seven models ranging from 75hp up to 135hp in 10hp increments

Keeping up with the competition in the popular 100hp zone of the tractor power spectrum is a constant battle and Valtra has unveiled its latest contender. The revamped Fifth Generation A series has just been launched with updates dependent upon which engine is fitted.

Comprising seven models ranging from 75hp up to 135hp in 10hp increments, the A series now has a smorgasbord of new features. These include an extra five horsepower for the upper echelon of four-cylinder models.

Front-end loaders are a popular option for the A series with well over half the tractors leaving the factory fitted with them. This reflects the manufacturer’s focus on accommodating loader operations

The three-cylinder machines are now available with a powershift transmission which, according to Valtra "will result in more efficient field work and enable road transport at lower engine speeds."

The transmission, known as HiTech 2, is already available on the four-cylinder models and offers 24 gears each way with shuttle direction control. A creep gear is also available offering leisurely progression at a rate of 100m per hour.

All models with the standard gearshift come with a redesigned armrest for smoother loader operation. Automatic four-wheel drive is another option.

A 3.3 litre AGCO power three-cylinder engine powers the A75-A95. Casting an extra cylinder into the block increases the capacity to 4.4 litres and provides the extra oomph for the A105-A135. By adding the extra power, all the model numbers now correspond with the power rating.

All engines comply with Stage V emissions standards thanks to a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in addition to SCR injection. Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is no longer used as a method of reducing pollutants.

Current regulations require that tractors need to be compatible with trailers that have a dual-circuit braking system. The A Series is available with compressed air brakes or a hydraulic trailer brake system.

There are one or two cosmetic improvements such as new bonnet and wheel centres, while the service interval has been extended to 600 hours.

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