New cab option for Landini’s 68-88hp ‘workhorse’ 4-D Series tractor

A new cab option is available for the latest addition to the Landini tractor range – the basic-spec 4-D Series, which made its UK debut in 2017.

Initially available only in open platform guise, the Landini 4-D tractors are now also available with a cab that not only provides added safety but also full protection from the elements.

The new range aims to meet the needs of growers and livestock farms wanting a simple workhorse tractor for routine jobs such as light cultivations, haymaking and yard scraping.

Specifications are kept as simple as possible with few frills, which not only helps keep the price down but also means owners are not buying features they are unlikely to use.

There is also the practical benefit that the open platform and cab floor and side panels can be washed down without fear of harming electrical installations and the like.

Nonetheless, the tractor is no light-weight; it is built to perform with durability and comes with the reliability achieved by using thoroughly modern components and assemblies.

Up front, a new 2.9-litre Deutz four-cylinder engine nestles under the hood to provide power outputs of 68hp, 75hp and 88hp, all driving through an Argo Tractors fully mechanical transmission.

This is operated by floor mounted gear levers, including the synchro forward-reverse selector to the left of the driver.

With three ranges and four speeds providing a 12×12 speed configuration, the standard set-up will be sufficient for most applications but a creep ‘box option is also available if an additional set of four ultra-low ratios is needed for specialist applications.

There are two- and four-wheel drive versions, the latter having the refinement of electro-hydraulic engagement of the front axle drive, and ground drive pto is standard regardless of whether the tractor is equipped with 540rpm, 540/540E or 540/1000rpm power take-off.

The rear three-point linkage rated at 3400kg is operated by simple lever controls, with the option of the Landini Ergonomic Lift System, which provides a one-shot control for lifting and lowering the hitch arms.

A 2.1m wheelbase ensures good stability, while the wheels and axles can be configured to get the tractor down to no more than 1.67m wide for easy access to passages in cubicle sheds and other buildings.

 

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