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Valtra T Series


March 13, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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valtraThe next generation Valtra T Series has been designed to meet the needs of today’s professional farmers and contractors. The new tractor is the successor of the classic 8000 Series and the original T Series.

valtraThe most obvious visual change to the T Series is the new cab, which has been designed to increase comfort, efficiency and safety. New sound insulation further lowers noise levels inside the cab, while the longer travel of the new cab suspension allows the driver to float over bumps. In addition, the cab features a new option of Xenon working lights at the rear to help extend the workday into the night. Ergonomics have been perfected and all key functions can now be operated conveniently from the driver’s armrest in Advance models. Valtra’s TwinTrac reverse-drive system features centrally aligned controls at the rear of the cab. Other improvements designed to improve the efficiency of the T Series include electronically adjustable and heated side mirrors, a one-section door for improving visibility and a new brake booster in the bigger models. The nose of the T Series may seem familiar, but a revolution has taken place beneath the engine cover. The new T Series is powered by six-cylinder 6.6- and 7.4-litre Common Rail SisuDiesel engines that comply with Tier 3/Stage III A emissions regulations. The new engines offer between 139 and 211 horsepower, depending on the model. All engines feature third-generation electronic engine management (EEM) developed by Sisu Diesel. The technology offers many advanced functions, such as low idle (650 rpm) when the handbrake is applied. Transport boost is also available on certain models, providing extra power when the tractor is driven in H2 gear or higher. The new engines are also quieter and with more torque. The new T Series offers a range of hydraulics and transmission options according to three model classifications: Classic, HiTech and Advance. Classic models offer mechanical transmission and hydraulics control, and basic idea is to maintain them as straightforward high horsepower tractors. HiTech models offer electronic transmission control and mechanical hydraulics control. Advance models feature load-sensing hydraulics, and the transmission can be controlled with a single lever. Advance models also feature five double-action hydraulic valves and two on/off valves. The load-sensing hydraulics have a maximum capacity of 115 litres per minute, making it easy to control even the most complex implements. Each Valtra tractor is custom built according to an individual customer order. The company’s à la carte system offers customers precisely the tractor they need directly from the factory. The level of customization extends beyond small optional details and includes basic components such as the cab, hydraulics, transmission, front axle, engine and tires. Central to the à la carte system is the possibility for all customers to visit the factory to watch their own tractor being built.

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