Following the launch of the G Series last year and the A Series at the start of this year, Valtra continues its development into the fifth generation by introducing its new N and T Series tractors.
Valtra’s 5th generation tractors have been designed to offer the customer the best possible tractor experience. “The new tractors are not only good looking, they are also easy to use, they have many new smart functions, and they are extremely comfortable to operate. We have made plenty of improvements in the new series based on customer feedback on our award-winning fourth generation tractors. Precision farming is at the centre of the new generation, and each new model is available with Valtra Connect,” says Mikko Lehikoinen, vice president, sales and marketing.
N and T Series packed with new features
Redesigned cabs, a new look, new transmission and engine features, and a completely new smart display make it easy to use the new machines and adopt smart farming technology. One of the most visible new features on 5th generation N and T Series tractors is the display on the A-pillar, which replaces the traditional instrument panel behind the steering wheel and where all the important information can be easily seen on the colour screen. The top of the display always shows default information, such as the driving speed, engine speed and time. Below that, the operator can select information for controlling the tractor and implement – precisely in the desired format. The display also shows the radio station and smartphone information over Bluetooth.
The same display can also be used on HiTech and Active models to make all engine, hydraulics and transmission settings. The display presents all settings and stages clearly, allowing the operator to get much more out of the tractor. On Versu and Direct models, the A-pillar display and SmartTouch divide the tasks according to suitability and also the preferences of the operator.
When climbing into the cab of the 5th generation N or T Series, it is obvious that the tractor has been thoroughly revamped. The steering column is completely new, and adjusting the position of the steering wheel is now easier. Valtra’s acclaimed forward-reverse shuttle lever has been updated, making it now easier to change directions when switching between different controls such as the SmartTouch lever or the TwinTrac shuttle. The steering wheel is a little bigger than before but still handy in size, as is characteristic for Valtra tractors.
Starting off in the B and C speed ranges is easy, even with a heavy load, thanks to the new Start Boost feature. Changing between speed ranges is now faster, which is noticeable especially at road speeds.
More comfortable work
The new cab is more comfortable and allows for more productive work. In SmartTouch models, the right side of the cab has been redesigned, and the seat swivels even more to the right. The right control panel also has a handy phone holder and optional USB charging points for mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices. The upper part of the backrest on the new generation Valtra Evolution seat swivels with the driver and also provides support when the driver has partially turned around to look at the implement at the rear.
A higher-quality dark Premium interior is available as an option in the cab and includes, for example, a leather-covered steering wheel, partially chrome pedals and rubber padding at the bottom of the storage compartments.
Even smarter models
Around two in three new Valtra tractors are equipped with automated steering or advanced smart farming solutions already today. Customers can also specify their new N or T Series tractor with Valtra Guide autoguidance and smart farming features such as Task Doc and Section Control. Task data can be transferred seamlessly between the tractor and farm management software.
The brand-new Auto U-Pilot combines Valtra’s innovative headland management system with Valtra Guide. Auto U-Pilot controls the implement with more precision in the headland, reducing the amount of attention required by the operator and making their job easier.
The amount of software options is increasing rapidly with the growth of smart farming technology, and Valtra customers can easily update the latest features to their SmartTouch tractors.
“New legislation, such as the European Green Deal, is accelerating the need for precision farming, and agriculture will change more in the coming years than it has changed in recent decades. We believe that precision farming technology will play a key role in achieving sustainability goals. Ensuring that the right technology is used in the right place at the right time will help improve agricultural productivity. Valtra is ready to support farmers in this change,” says Lehikoinen.
The new N and T Series models are available immediately, as production started back in spring at Valtra’s factory in Finland.
Valtra will unveil the new models in a virtual launch event on 16 April 2021 at 12:00 CET at www.valtralive.com/2021. To mark Valtra’s 70th anniversary, the event will also present the new 5th generation A Series and Valtra’s Smart Farming technology while celebrating Valtra’s success story to date.
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