Renault moves into the 200hp tractor market
By PAT O'TOOLE TWO new ranges of tractors have been launched by Renault Agriculture on the British and Irish markets. At a press meeting...
TWO new ranges of tractors have been launched by Renault Agriculture on the British and Irish markets.
At a press meeting in Shuttleworth College, Bedfordshire, England last week, Bruno Morange, chief executive of the company, said the Atles brought Renault into the 200hp plus market for the first time.
``This power sector represents 2.3pc of the market in Europe,'' he said, ``and is projected to reach 5pc by the end of decade.''
The Atles range features three models: the 915 (190hp), the 925 (217hp) and the 935 (240hp). All are driven by KHD Deutz turbo-intercooled engines. The intercooler provides cooled oxygen-rich air which maximises combustion. Renault claim this is both efficient and ecological. Fuel injection is highly pressurised.
They feature the new and PROACTIV independent front axle suspension. Designed in conjunction with Carrara, it features double wishbone linkage, two single acting hydraulic cylinders and a position sensor on each axle.
The system in automatic mode works in the middle of its range of movement and has 45mm of scope in either direction.
The advantage of independent suspension can be best appreciated when test driving over rough terrain, as I had the opportunity to do. It certainly is very impressive.