Archive for January, 2013

Same Deutz-Fahr appoints new dealer for Tipperary

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Same Deutz-Fahr appoints new dealer for Tipperary

Suirway Farm Machinery has been awarded the Deutz-Fahr franchise by Same Deutz-Fahr to cover the Tipperary/east Waterford area of Ireland.

Based at Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary, the business is headed up by managing director James Coleman who started the agricultural machinery division of his forklift company two years ago.

“I aimed to develop the agricultural side of the business through the marketing of a range of well-established products before committing ourselves to a major tractor franchise,” he explains. “We have now reached that stage and we needed to be marketing a front line, award winning tractor brand which had the respect of our customers and had a reputation for reliability.”

Deutz-Fahr, with its enormous tractor range from 65hp through 270hp which caters for all classes of farming – from small-scale livestock enterprises to large scale arable businesses – was the obvious choice, he says.

“The use of Deutz-engines, the option of a well-proven CVT transmission which is even available for the lower horsepower bands, and a cab which offers incredible operator comfort makes these tractors an attractive option for all our customers.”

Mr Coleman adds that with Same Deutz-Fahr being one of the world’s leading tractor manufacturers he feels he has the depth of technical support and back-up which he and his customers can rely on.

Landini Landpower Series is Restyled

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Landini Landpower Series is Restyled

Among the innovations on show at the Eima Fair in Bologna last month was the new restyled Landini Landpower Series.
This six-cylinder range offers four models from 117hp to 158hp, mechanically governed by the 6.7 litre Iveco family of engines. The restyling of this range focused on the addition of a new four-post cab which now boasts the highest level of comfort.
The four-post cab design with fully-glazed, rear-hinged doors offers unequalled all-round visibility and allows the operator to enter and exit with ease. With this new wider and more spacious cab the operator will enjoy enhanced comfort in addition to the smart logically right hand control layout and a large foldable passenger seat.
The new Landpower will feature a Speed Six mechanical transmission with creeper and mechanical reverse shuttle providing 36 forward and 36 reverse speeds. This “Techno” transmission set-up will now feature an electro-hydraulic PTO fitted as standard.
The hydraulic system provides a maximum flow rate of 105 l/min and features up to five Bosch auxiliary valves. The rear lift with two assistor rams ensures a maximum lift capacity of 8400 kg and a Dromone telescopic hitch is standard.
This restyling process enhances the Landpower Series appeal as a straight forward, reliable tractor. Its new, stylish look now reflects the “Landini Family Feeling” which is also adopted across all four and six cylinder Landini ranges. D & S Machinery Ltd says that the new Landpower is already available in Ireland and will make its show debut at the Farm Machinery Show in Punchestown in the New Year.
Among the innovations on show at the Eima Fair in Bologna last month was the new restyled Landini Landpower Series.
This six-cylinder range offers four models from 117hp to 158hp, mechanically governed by the 6.7 litre Iveco family of engines. The restyling of this range focused on the addition of a new four-post cab which now boasts the highest level of comfort.
The four-post cab design with fully-glazed, rear-hinged doors offers unequalled all-round visibility and allows the operator to enter and exit with ease. With this new wider and more spacious cab the operator will enjoy enhanced comfort in addition to the smart logically right hand control layout and a large foldable passenger seat.
The new Landpower will feature a Speed Six mechanical transmission with creeper and mechanical reverse shuttle providing 36 forward and 36 reverse speeds. This “Techno” transmission set-up will now feature an electro-hydraulic PTO fitted as standard.
The hydraulic system provides a maximum flow rate of 105 l/min and features up to five Bosch auxiliary valves. The rear lift with two assistor rams ensures a maximum lift capacity of 8400 kg and a Dromone telescopic hitch is standard.
This restyling process enhances the Landpower Series appeal as a straight forward, reliable tractor. Its new, stylish look now reflects the “Landini Family Feeling” which is also adopted across all four and six cylinder Landini ranges. D & S Machinery Ltd says that the new Landpower is already available in Ireland and will make its show debut at the Farm Machinery Show in Punchestown in the New Year.
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CESAR security for Massey Ferguson tractors

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

CESAR security for Massey Ferguson tractors

Massey Ferguson is fighting rural crime by now fitting the CESAR Security system as standard on all models from the MF 5400 Series and above. This added protection is proven to prevent theft as well as provide significant cuts in insurance premiums.

“Agricultural machinery theft continues to blight the industry,” says Ben Agar AGCO’s Manager, Marketing Services for UK and Ireland. “By factory-fitting CESAR we are making a practical move to help prevent theft. We believe, as a manufacturer, it is important to act responsibly and introduce measures to help our customers to not only protect their investment, but also guard against the massive unseen costs that often follow machinery theft.”

The CESAR plant and vehicle registration scheme is now standard on all tractors built in the Massey Ferguson Beauvais factory including all models in the MF 5400, MF 5600, MF 6400, MF 7600 and MF 8600 ranges.

For further protection Massey Ferguson also offers the option of AGCOMMAND – a GPS and telemetry-based tracking and monitoring system. This protects against theft by automatically sending instant alerts to owners when a vehicle leaves or enters certain areas, as well as providing a comprehensive fleet management system.

CESAR – Industry-standard security

Research shows CESAR equipped vehicles are four times less likely to be stolen and six times more likely to be recovered if taken.

The scheme provides highly visible, tamper evident triangular identification plates containing transponders to warn away thieves. Other tiny transponders are also hidden around the machine, which can be located and read by special scanners.

Hundreds of Datadots, with another unique number, are permanently concealed within the vehicle. These are virtually impossible to find and remove. Lastly, a forensic Datatag ‘DNA solution’, which is invisible to the naked eye, is applied to various parts of the machine and dripped into nooks and crannies.

This permanent identification deters criminals because it makes it far more difficult to conceal the machine’s true identity. But if a machine is stolen, it is much more likely to be recovered and returned because Police forces around the country carry scanners to quickly check and identify equipment.

Each machine is registered on a central database, with an emergency contact number. One recent example is a machine that was recovered near to the docks by a Police Officer suspicious of the load. A quick call to the owner confirmed the machine was missing from the shed – saving the owner thousands of pounds.

AGCOMMAND telemetry for security and control

AGCOMMAND, an advanced telemetry system developed by AGCO can also be used to track, monitor and control vehicles using GPS and a mobile telephone link to the internet.

This innovative system ensures owners know exactly where all machinery is at any time, night or day, as well as providing customers with a low cost, easy to use data recording and fleet management system. For iPhone and iPad owners, the system is even now easier to use with a new AGCOMMAND App, which can be downloaded from the App Store.

The first level of the new telemetry system, AGCOMMAND Standard Plus can be installed on any self-propelled machine. The system constantly logs and transmits data relating to location, engine operation, ground speed and working status, which can be easily monitored from a PC or smart ‘phone or tablet.

It will also keep owners and managers informed about routine maintenance requirements and this information can also be made available to the servicing dealer via a separate log in the AGCOMMAND server. All the data is recorded to common standards so it can be used by farm management software to create precise records and, for example, enable the calculation of operating costs.

The vehicle’s position is located by GPS and this, along with operating data is recorded every minute by the AGCOMMAND AM50 module which then transmits the data by a standard mobile phone SIM card, via the GSM network to AGCO’s central computer server.

The operating information is then made available on a special secure website. Individual user’s data is protected by a username and password and is accessed simply through a secure internet connection on a PC or via a mobile device.

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Farmall U Pro Efficient Power – the new custom-made all-rounder

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Farmall U Pro Efficient Power – the new custom-made all-rounder

Case IH to launch new Farmall U Pro, an all-rounder precisely matched to modern requirements of mixed and livestock farms / Completely new development from St. Valentin, Austria / Tractor range features numerous innovations

Comprehensive market research and field testing on a scale rarely seen before on an all-round Case IH tractor has driven the development of the newly-announced Farmall U Pro, a new tractor concept designed by Case IH engineers to meet the requirements of today’s mixed and arable farms.

During the tractor’s test phase, numerous European farmers were asked about their exact operating requirements. That was followed by customer clinics at which prototypes and concepts were tested early on for their practical feasibility.

“What we discovered is that what European farmers require of a versatile all-round tractor has changed considerably in recent years,” says Remo Müller, Product Marketing Manager Europe for Farmall U. “Operating conditions are more varied, and application scenarios in terms of the equipment combinations used have become more professional.

“Powerful engines with high torque and lower fuel consumption, a comfortable working space, good terrain compatibility and an ideal partner for loader work are the most important requirements mentioned by farmers in our research. In the field, customers are also looking for flexible working environment at the front, rear and sides of the tractor, while they need tractors that can handle mounted implements that are getting larger and require higher performance from hydraulic systems.”

Clear specifications for Case IH engineers

Based on this up-to-date application profile, the new Farmall U Pro was developed completely from the ground up in St. Valentin. With the Farmall U Pro, Case IH presents a new all-round tractor that from the beginning has been developed to meet changed requirements for a versatile tractor to perform transport jobs, around-the-farm tasks and heavy tillage, as well as harvesting work.

Power comes courtesy of the latest engine technology. A 3.4 litre high pressure common rail engine with electronic fuel injection delivers powerful outputs and constant power between 1900 to 2200 engine rpm with minimal fuel consumption while complying with current emissions standards.

Three models in the new series will be available, with engine power outputs of 95, 105 and 115hp.

Comprehensive equipment now standard

In addition to the latest engine technology, the new Farmall U Pro also sets new standards in terms of equipment. The transmission has been developed in a joint project with ZF and features innovative details in this tractor class.

For the first time in a Case IH tractor of this class, a 32+32 Eco gearbox is used with four-speed powershift. A maximum speed of 40 kph is achieved in Eco mode at reduced engine rpm, making a considerable contribution to fuel savings.

The Farmall U Pro is also equipped as standard with a four-speed PTO with 1,900 rpm Eco speed – ideal for fuel-saving operation of PTO powered machinery such as balers while still benefiting from full power.

New cab design: more operator comfort

The new Premium cab is a Farmall U Pro hallmark. From outside the tractor is immediately recognisable thanks to its innovative roof design. A high visibility window is integrated directly into the front section of the roof, merging with the front windscreen. As a result it offers an almost seamless view of the front loader work area.

Efficient Power concept

Inside the cab the Case IH engineers have implemented the proven Efficient Power operator concept, built around the Multicontroller transmission lever. All the main functions required for daily work can be operated using this newly-developed controller, including rear hitch, power shuttle and power clutch, plus electronic remote valves. Mechanical remote valves are standard with the option of mechanically-controlled mid-mount valves for loader operation. As an additional option, a newly-developed joystick can be used to conveniently control all electro-hydraulic functions with a high level of precision. This layout sets new standards, particularly in front loader operation.

The innovative new design ensures the cab remains cool in warm weather and provides optimum soundproofing. There’s a revised climate control package, with all air inlets no higher than the dashboard to provide pleasant and draft-free ventilation.

Robust design

Based on the research, Case IH engineers in St. Valentin created an extremely robust rear 3-point hitch. The Farmall U Pro is therefore ideally equipped to handle modern mounted equipment’s higher weights and widths. A powerful PFC hydraulic system with separate oil tank delivers an oil flow rate of up to 100 litres per minute.

The new design has also produced a very low centre of gravity, which considerably improves operation in rough terrain and increases safety, especially in hilly terrain.

The tractors’ front hitch area has also been designed with the linkage integrated into the tractor frame to be fully compatible with front loader operation. All Farmall U Pro models can be factory-installed with the brackets and hydraulic connections for front loader attachment.

The new Farmall U Pro has been developed and is manufactured at the Case IH St. Valentin plant in Austria, where all technical training for the product also takes place.

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New SAME Virtus tractors: Three new models in the 100hp-120hp power band

Monday, January 7th, 2013

SAME has launched a completely new range of high performance tractors – the Virtus 100 (99hp), Virtus 110 (110hp) and Virtus 120 (122hp).

A key feature of these new models is their high power to weight ratio – the 122hp Virtus 120, for example, has a power-to-weight ratio of 38.5 kg/hp. Combined with a permissible load of 8,000 kg the result is a new tractor category which is considered to be unique in the market.

All Virtus models are powered by Deutz 4-cylinder, electronically managed common rail engines. The external liquid-cooled exhaust gas recirculation system combined with the POC filter and DOC catalytic converter reduce particulate and NOx levels to obtain optimum efficiency in terms of emission control. All Virtus models comply with Tier 4i emissions regulations and the engine delivers 95% of maximum power at just 1600 rpm.

In the transmission department a 60+60 Powershift transmission provides a top speed of 50 km/h, a working  range from 2.9 to 16 kph and a 134 m/h creeper speed. The transmission also includes an automatic front wheel drive engagement and differential management system. There are four pto speeds of 540/540E/1000/1000E rpm and also a ground speed (Syncro) pto.

The SDF Sense Clutch hydraulic shuttle offers an important technological innovation in the Stop&Go system which allows the operator to control tractor forward and reverse movements using only the brake pedals without touching the clutch pedal. Loader work becomes easier as does hitching implements or making up-hill starts. The hydraulic shuttle lever incorporates a response control to select sharper or softer response from the shuttle, according to operating requirements.

For the hydraulics, the new tractors have a hydraulic system with a 90 l/min pump and the electronically controlled rear linkage has a lift capacity of 6600kg. Purchasers can specify 6/8-way mechanical remote control valves or more advanced proportional 6/8/10 way electric control valves, with flow/time control. When the lift and control valves are not in use the hydraulic system uses an automatic on/off valve in the hydraulic circuit to interrupt the oil flow to the services, diverting it to the transmission.

Virtus is also fitted with a Steering Double Displacement system (SDD) which, at the touch of a button, allows the operator to halve the number of steering wheel turns required to achieve maximum lock.

Braking efficiency is maximised through use of a hydrostatic braking system with independent oil bath disks on all four wheels. The Powerbrake system assists the operator during braking by reducing the load on the pedal while maintaining full braking capacity. All models are also equipped with the Park Brake system which is designed to ensure the tractor is always securely and efficiently immobilized.

For the operator, the cab is designed to ease the strain of long days in the field. Front axle suspension, pneumatic cab suspension and a cab offering simplicity of driving functions, all-round visibility combine to make the everyday work experience pleasant and comfortable.

Finally, Same points out that close attention has been paid to the choice of tyres which are available in diameters from 34” to 38” with widths suitable for ploughing, flotation, sowing and road transport. All combinations are available with heavy duty fixed and adjustable rims homologated for 50 km/h.

Same Virtus range

Model                                                                                   100                         110                         120

Engine Type                                                                                       TCD 3.6L 04 Tier 4i

Power@rated speed (2200rpm) kW/hp             69.5/95                     77/105                  85.5/116

Maximum power@2000rpm       kW/hp             72.5/98.5                  81/110                  89.5/122

Maximum Torque@1600rpm      Nm                         397                            440                        480

Shuttle                                                                                                       Powershuttle

No of speeds (5 gears x 2 (or 4) ranges)                 10 +10 (20 + 20 with Underdrive and Creeper)                                                                         30 + 30, HML (60 +60 HML with Underdrive and Creeper)

Maximum Speed                                                                                             40 at ECO engine speed/50

Electrohydraulic 4WD/difflock engagement                                         STD/ASM optional

Front axle suspension                                                                                                    OPT

Braking on all four wheels                                                                            STD/ Powerbrake optional

Parking Brake                                                                                                                    STD

Trailer brake                                                                                                       Air/Hydraulic or both

Electronic rear linkage                                                                                    STD 4650kg or 6600kg

Pump capacity                                                                                   60 STD/ 60 ECO (OPT)/90 (OPT)

PTO speeds                                                                                        540/540E/1000/1000E

Groundspeed pto                                                                                                            OPT

Front linkage and pto                                                                                     OPT 1850kg 1000rpm

PTO engagement                                                                                             Electrohydraulic

Class E cab                                                                                                                           STD

Mechanical or pneumatic suspension                                                                     OPT

Wheelbase mm                                                                2430                       2430/2390                  2440

Weight kg                                                                            4150                           4300                           4700

Max permissible load kg                                               7500                            7500                        8000

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