Archive for July, 2011

New Holland Telehandler Range extends its range

Monday, July 18th, 2011
New Holland has further extended its range of telehandlers
into the sub-six metre segment
· Two new LM5020 and LM5030 models for livestock and light industrial applications
· Compact overall dimensions comply with strict two metre height and width restrictions
· Robust design enhances durability in demanding applications
· Exceptional manoeuvrability with super tight turning circle as small as 3.4 metres and an inching pedal
· Panoramic visibility courtesy of outstanding glazed area
· Up to an impressive 110litres/minute hydraulic flow for reduced cycle times and maximum 2.8 tonne lifting performance
· Industry-leading operator comfort
New Holland has extended the LM5000 range of telehandlers to include two new compact models: the LM5020 and LM5030, to suit the needs of operations that work in restricted spaces. The two new models feature productivity enhancing 360° visibility and unsurpassed manoeuvrability, together with industry-leading levels of operator comfort, all housed in a super compact frame of not more than two metres wide and high. Distinctive New Holland styling and powerful Tier 3 compliant engines complete the package.
“The LM5020 and LM5030 complete New Holland’s range of telehandlers,” said Pierre Lahutte, Head of Tractors, Telehandlers & Precision Farming Product Management. “The LM5020 is perfect for small livestock and horticultural operations, offering high levels of lifting performance in an overall compact package. The LM5030 is the natural choice for more demanding farmers, working in hilly conditions or for silage applications, or even for light industrial businesses, thanks to the 101hp engine.”
Compact dimensions for restricted spaces
The LM5020 and LM5030 are set to become the default choice for height sensitive operations. The machines’ overall compact dimensions ensure they offer ‘access all areas’ manoeuvrability, while maintaining the power to perform. The LM5020 is equipped with the powerful and efficient Tier 3 Common Rail turbo charged engine, whereas the LM5030 offers mechanical injection for economical efficiency. The LM5020’s overall dimensions of 4.1 metres x 1.8 metres x 1.95 metres (length x width x height) mean that even the lowest chicken sheds can be accessed with ease.When combined with a 2.5 tonne lift capacity at 5.78 metres, performance and accessibility are a given. The LM5030 also guarantees easy-access, together with a beefed-up lift capacity of 2.8 tonnes at 6.35 metres, in a petite framer of 4.67 metres x 2 metres x 2 metres (length x width x height).
Robust design for dependable operation
The LM5020 and LM5030 models have been optimised for reliability and dependability in demanding operating environments thanks to their robust in-house design and manufacture. All key stressed components, including the chassis and boom are produced in thick, reinforced steel to guarantee stability and durability during prolonged operation. The heavy-duty steel structure means that the LM5020 and LM5030 are, on average, 10-12% heavier than the competition for increased stability when lifting heavy loads at full extension.
New Holland’s extensive dealer network has been trained to offer support and to undertake routine maintenance for the entire range of LM5000 telehandlers.
Turn on a six pence manoeuvrability
New Holland knows that unparalleled manoeuvrability is a prerequisite for efficient yard work and the two new telehandler models deliver just that. The LM5020 has a turning circle of 3.4 metres and the LM5030 can turn around in a mere 4.0 metres, which offers turn on a six pence manoeuvrability, even in the tightest yards and sheds. An inching pedal is available to guarantee precision machine placement, perfect when stacking or selecting bales, moving fertiliser or grain for improved accuracy, reduced loses and increased safety, productivity and profitability. Thanks to the machine’s robust design, the high degree of torsional rigidity further enhances positioning accuracy.
The LM5030 benefits from a highly accurate two pilot light steering alignment system. This state-of-the-art technology ensures that both the front and rear wheels are aligned to guarantee precision operation, perfect when working in conditions of reduced visibility or in dimly lit sheds.
Outstanding visibility for improved accuracy
To further enhance accuracy and safety, 360° visibility is guaranteed thanks to the very large glazed area. The panoramic wrap-around windscreen stretches right to the back of the cab and offers an unfettered view of the boom from ground level to full extension. Safety is further enhanced thanks to a fully compliant Fall-On-Protection-System (FOPS) compliant cab.
High performance hydraulics
The LM5020 and LM5030 models benefit from impressive hydraulic performance, perfect for even the most demanding applications. The respective 85 and 110 litres/minute hydraulic flow ensure that cycle times are kept to a minimum to guarantee efficient loading or bale stacking for improved productivity and reduced time lifting. Both models benefit from patented compensation cylinder technology. This technology is situated inside the lifting cylinder and ensures a balanced pressure is always exerted on the boom which offers two major benefits. This solution increases durability and also keeps attachments parallel to the ground during lifting for increased accuracy and safety.
The single, ergonomic joystick can control up to five services, ideal for specialist applications such as silage clamps. This intuitive lever falls perfectly to hand, to the operator’s right, and controls all lifting, extension and tertiary functions for all implements from forks through to buckets and clamps.
Unsurpassed operator comfort
The LM5020 and LM5030 cabs offer industry-leading levels of operator comfort and ergonomic operation for increased productivity and reduced fatigue during long working days. The spacious cab is mounted on silent blocks to cushion operators from the harshest shocks when working on uneven terrain. Operators of all sizes will feel perfectly at home as all machine controls fall perfectly to hand and can be operated from the comfort of the driver’s seat.
The entire range can be specified with two different comfort levels. The entry level offering is perfect for operations looking for economical productivity. This can be upgraded to the special comfort pack, which includes air-conditioning and double-glazing to keep operators cool on the hottest days or when working in humid livestock sheds; an air seat for enhanced comfort and a full range of work lights. For the most demanding customers, an additional comfort kit with a mobile telephone holder can also be specified.
The cab has a distinctive New Holland feel, both in its layout and colour schemeand key external styling cues have also been integrated including the blue boom and new ‘ blue and yellow swoosh’ visual identity.
Engine power hp[CV]
Dimensions (LxWxH) (Metres)
Max. boom extension (Metres)
Max. lift capacity (Tonnes)
Max. hydraulic flow (litres/minute)
Turning circle (Metres)
4.1 x 1.8 x 1.95
4.67 x 2.0 x 2.0
New telehandler
Telehandler cab

Deutz-Fahr Agrotron TTV range 120hp to 260hp

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Deutz-Fahr Agrotron TTV range 120hp to 260hp

  • Three new models with 4-cylinder engines

Deutz-Fahr has introduced three new additions to its Agrotron TTV range: the Agrotron TTV 410, Agrotron TTV 420 and Agrotron TTV 430. As a result, the company’s Agrotron TTV range now extends from 120hp through to 260hp in six different models.

This power range means there is now a TTV model to suit all classes of farming whether it is the need for powerful, high torque fuel efficient tractors on large arable farms or for the lighter and smaller machines required by livestock farmers. In all situations the continuously variable transmission is there to enable operators to select the optimum and most economical speed for the task being performed.

The new Agrotron 410/420/430 tractors are powered by the latest fuel efficient, electronically managed 4-cylinder Deutz-Turbo-Diesel Series 2010 engines which feature common rail fuel injection (DCR), DPC four-valve technology as well as external exhaust gas recirculation. Maximum power output is rated at 121hp, 130hp and 142hp respectively.

Available with either 40 or 50 km/h TTV transmissions, maximum speed is reached at an engine speed of just 1800 rpm (50 km/h version) or 1600 rpm (40 km/h). The engines are also approved for bio-diesel (B100).




Rated Power    (2000/25 EC) hp/kW




Max Power with Power Boost                (2000/25EC) hp/kW

121 / 89



Engine capacity

4TI / 4038cc (4.0 litres)

Engine type

TCD 2012 L04 4V DCR


The TTV transmission fitted to the new Agrotron TTV 400 models features a high mechanical efficiency – up to 100% of the driving power is mechanically transmitted, reducing the higher energy absorbing hydrostatic ratio to a minimum.

There are three drive and work modes to support the transmission’s different operating ranges. In addition to the automatic mode, in which nearly 75% of all tasks can be carried out, there is a special operating mode for PTO-operations which automatically switches on when the power take-off shaft is activated, and there is also a manual mode.

Speed is varied steplessly within each working range by a hydrostatic unit. This gives the operator the possibility of infinitely variable travel speeds from 0-50 km/h (or by simple programming, 40 km/h), using the combination of the planetary trains and the hydrostatic unit.

The Agrotron TTV 410/420/430 tractors have an active stop control enabling the tractor to be braked without using the service brake and held in a stopped position.

Four PTO speeds as standard

The rear PTO offers four standard speeds : 540/540E;1000/1000E . Activation of the  PTO can be from the cab and also from pushbuttons on the left-hand rear mudguard – this electrohydraulic control ensures a modulated, low-stress PTO start-up.

In auto-mode the PTO automatically switches off during lifting and is reactivated when the powerlift is lowered helping to ensure linkage mounted implements are protected against damage.

With the economy PTO engaged, fuel consumption, engine load, noise, driver stress and the environmental burden are all reduced considerably due to the low engine speeds employed. An optional integrated front lift with front PTO (1000 rpm) is also available.

Operator comfort

The S-Class cab of the Agrotron 410/420/430 is fitted with over 6.5m2 of glass to provide good all-round visibility which is further enhanced by a roof window. Access to the cab is safe and easy with the S-Class boasting one of the widest opening doors on the market today.

On board furniture includes the PowerCom V armrest control used for all the main operating controls while other controls are grouped and colour coded together for ease of identification according to their function, i.e. hydraulics, auxiliary valves, PTO and transmission.

iMonitor as optional equipment

Conveniently positioned, simple to operate and easily understood: the new iMoniotor from DEUTZ-FAHR not only makes it easier to operate the tractor but also offers a range of new functions. The iMonitor is operated from a multi-controller which enables the driver to activate the individual tractor menus and allow them to be programmed accordingly.

With an integrated Bluetooth hands-free kit, MP3 player, integrated radio and a reversing camera, the iMonitor brings a new mode of operation to tractors – it can also be used for ISOBUS-controlled devices.

Load-Sensing as standard

The Agrotron TTV 410/420/430 tractors have a pressure and volume-controlled hydraulic load sensing system with a pump flow capacity of up to 110 l / min and a system pressure of 200 bar. A closed centre system uses an axial piston, variable displacement pump controlled by hydraulic demand. On implements with multiple hydraulic requirements, the system  having the highest pressure requirements determines the oil pressure.

Remote valves

The Agrotron TTV 410/420/430 tractors can be equipped with up to seven double-acting remote valves, each with four functions. All remote valves can be locked in either the lift or float position and also used as single or double acting.

Each valve has a separate oil flow control and, as a result, each individual hydraulic component receives the oil volume it requires. To avoid confusion, control levers are colour-coded and specifically assigned to the hydraulic connections.

All remote connections at the rear of the tractor can be coupled under pressure and are equipped with rapid break-away couplings and an oil collecting pan.

Large lifting cylinders provide a rear linkage lift force of 6.2 tons and implement coupling and uncoupling can be achieved through use of the external lift buttons on the rear mudguard.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is one of most important issues and, in the new tractors, Deutz-Fahr engineers have incorporated a range of hi-tech features that have resulted in one of the most economical tractor concepts in the industry.

For example, the engine is equipped with an eVISCO Fan (Electronic viscous fan), which is electronically controlled and ensures the temperature of the cooling water remains within the optimum range and that the engine does not overheat.

The new Power Brakes are also able to save fuel. In addition to the introduction of a brake booster to reduce pedal braking effort, internal changes to the brake disc tolerances have made the distance between the discs fractionally wider. Tests have shown that at maximum speed (50kph) the brake disc tolerance improvements have reduced power absorption by up to 8hp – extra power available for use by the tractor.

The LoadSensing hydraulic system is also improved. By fitting a separate hitch oil reservoir, the amount of oil needed within the transmission section can be reduced and this means less power is absorbed during operation, particularly when travelling at higher speeds. A separate hydraulic reservoir reduces  the risk of “dirty” oil coming from the implements and contaminating key transmission components.

Prices for the TTV 410, 420 and 430 models are £76,071, £78,449 and £80,796.

Deutz-Fahr TTV 430

Campey Turf Care has a New Dakota 410 Electric Turf Tender

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Introducing the New Dakota 410 Electric Turf Tender

The new Dakota 410 Electric Turf Tender from Campey Turf Care Systems provides all the advantages of the Dakota Top Dresser range; fast transportation and application of top dressing, with the additional benefit of having its own self-contained power source. Without the need for hydraulics it is also an option to use any electric vehicle to tow the tender.

Many golf courses already have utility vehicles easily capable of towing 1500kg. For these the 410 Electric Turf Tender is the obvious choice for superintendents looking to save time and manpower costs, by maximising the use of all their existing resources. It has also been designed to have more hitch weight to increase the traction of the towing unit.

As with all Dakota Turf Tenders, the 410 Electric can top-dress, fertilise, and spread grass seed. It will spread over 50 loads on a single charge and handles wet or dry materials with ease, spreading from light to heavy applications. A control box allows the operator to adjust the speed and spread patterns of the two spinners for spread width and density while on the move.

Dakota 410 electric