This year marks the 130th anniversary of Landini, one of the noblest, most glorious brands in agricultural tractor history and landmark for international agricultural machinery. It was, in fact, Landini that designed and built the famous “hot-bulb” engines that gave pace to the work performed on farms throughout Europe between 1920 and 1950. An icon that the Argo Tractors Group has decided to celebrate with a technical/social-inspired initiative called “Landini 130 hours Endurance”. During the event, which will take place from 6 to 11 October at “Il Ciocco”, an estate situated in Castelnuovo Garfagnana, in the province of Lucca (Tuscany), around hundred journalists from all over Europe will drive a new Landini 7 Series tractor. The participants will alternate in an exciting relay on an off-road track, where not only technical performance but charity as well is the goal. Argo Tractors will donate one euro for every kilometre covered so as to create a charitable fund for the schools of Fabbrico (Landini’s native town) damaged by earthquake in May 2012. The sum will be increased by all technical sponsors taking part in the event. Tractor driving will be non-stop, a strategy that will underscore the reliability and sturdiness that have made Landini tractors renowned and appreciated all over the world. The protagonist of the event will be the latest high-power tractor model, the new “7 Series” powered by a 212 HP six-cylinder engine and equipped with a 40-speed robotized drive. The all-round visibility cab features a comfortable driving seat with pneumatic suspension system, added to a climate system. Driving will be monitored in real time by a telemetry system allowing the technicians to keep all the tractor's functional data under control and to maintain contacts with the driver. Every driver will attend a short training session on a demo tractor to ensure safe conditions for both the pilots and the event.

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