Landini’s six-cylinder tractor makes UK debut

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Landini has chosen the Royal Highland Show for the UK premier of its six-cylinder tractor.

The new 7 Series Robo-Six range of vehicles has been developed for grassland and arable work, replacing the company’s current line-up.

Built-in to the machine is a newly developed ZF semi-powershift transmission, increased hydraulic performance and higher power outputs from the engines as well as upgraded cab features.

The least powered model is the Landini 7-160, with 151hp available, with the flagship 7-230 model being the most powerful with 206hp at its disposal. Each of the six models includes a dual power boost for power turn-off (PTO) operations.

A Landini spokesperson said, “Unusually, this automatically-engaged extra power feature is available on the top three models for PTO applications when the tractor is stationary as well as when working in the field.”

Through the gears
The ZF transmission increases the number of gear ratios available from 40×40 in the outgoing model to 54×27, offering more speeds within the important speed bands for the differing applications.

Another new feature makes life easier for the operator, who can bring the tractor to a halt on just the brake pedals before moving off again by releasing the brakes and applying revs. Uprated service brakes are supported by an exhaust brake fitted as standard in response to the increased towing and road travel demands placed on modern tractors.

Under the hood, engineers have installed a 7.6-liter engine built by FPT Industrial, which uses a diesel oxidising catalyst (DOC) and uprated selective catalytic reduction (SCR) AdBlue injection system to further clean up exhaust emissions.

A 160-liter pump option in place of the standard 123 l/min unit is available for operating high-demand implements such as air seeders, and a separate 44 l/min pump ensures sufficient oil for the steering, PTO and four-wheel drive clutches.

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