EIMA International returns in October. This is one of the most important and popular showcases of the agricultural mechanisation sector. The extraordinary event – which will be held from 19 to 23 October in Bologna, Italy – does not catch Landini unprepared, ready as always to astound the market with lots of new products. The iconic Italian brand of Argo Tractors is renowned for its passion and innovation. These qualities drive the research and development of new tractors, which are designed and manufactured to meet the demands of each and every farm, paying particular attention to the human factor, efficiency and design.
The most important innovations concern engine emissions, which now stand at Stage V, for the REX 4 range (the top range in specialist tractors), with an extensive restyling of the bonnet, control ergonomics and a series of new functions.
The line-up includes REX 4-080, 4-090, 4-100, 4-110, 4-120 models with outputs ranging from a minimum of 75 Hp to a maximum of 112 Hp. This is thanks to the new generation Deutz engines featuring 4 cylinders and 16 valves, 2.9 litres, Common Rail electronic injection Turbo Intercooler, which guarantee a boost in performance in terms of torque reserve, increased power and lower fuel consumption. As seen on the previous models, the Engine Memo Switch, which stores and swiftly recalls the most suitable engine speed, is also fitted on these versions to accelerate one’s work.
The engines comply with Stage V emission legislation thanks to the innovative system consisting of a passive regeneration diesel particulate filter DPF, a diesel oxidation catalyst DOC and the SCR EAT – System.
The REX4 range includes light and efficient tractors, with cabs available in models V, S, F and GT, or platforms in versions F, GE, GB and GT.
The transmission options range from the 12 Forward + 12 Reverse Speed Four gears with mechanical reverse shuttle, to the 48 Forward + 16 Reverse Robo-Shift version with electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle and with fully robotised HML. This is easily controllable by means of an ergonomic and user-friendly joystick that manages all the controls required during operations.
The REX4 versions are characterised by excellent field traction and perfect comfort on the road, something that is achieved thanks to the configuration with suspended cab and front axle (the latter also available on the platform version). Ease of driving is further enhanced by the ADS (Advanced Driving System) system, which can be combined with hands-free and telemetry systems. The front axle, produced at the Argo Tractors plant facilities, features a standard limited slip differential lock with electro-hydraulic four-wheel drive. Furthermore, it guarantees high efficiency when using front coupling equipment, which can be directly installed on the support element or, as an option, be moved using the front coupling lifting device fully built-in with the chassis and the front PTO. The extensive axle oscillation, combined with the 55-degree steering angle, makes the models exceptionally easy to handle. The availability of a chassis custom designed for mid-mounted applications further enhances the versatility of the REX4 range.
Thanks to suitable maintenance and the use of quality oils, it has been possible to extend the engine maintenance intervals, doubling service hours from 500 to 1,000, with a marked reduction in maintenance costs and machine downtimes. A new panel has been developed for the platform version to make accessing the clutch and adjusting the reverse shuttle control even easier.
The platform models (GE, GB, F and GT) feature an electronic rear lifting device with a maximum capacity of 2,700 Kg, which can be further increased to 3,200 Kg for the GT version, making it the highest performing tractor in its segment. An additional plus is the availability of the Full-LED lighting system throughout the range.
The tare weight is between 2,600 and 3,200 Kg (for the cab version), with a max. allowed weight of 5,250 Kg, 2140 mm wheelbase (2190 mm for the V version), and a minimum width of 1,000 mm (V).
The versatility of the REX4 models is guaranteed by the open centre hydraulic circuit, equipped with a 30 litre per minute steering pump for easy manoeuvring (even during processing operations), plus a 58 litre per minute service management pump. A third tandem pump connected to the services pump is also available, which makes it possible to achieve a flow rate of 55 litres per minute at just 1,500 rpm.
A total of 4 rear and 3 mid-mounted spool valves can be added to the standard equipment, where a fully electro-hydraulic configuration is also available
The Eima stand shall also host the REX3 Series, which is now powered by a Stage V engine, featuring innovative technological solutions and a newly designed bonnet. The latter is a restyling that made the specialised Landini a candidate for the prestigious Tractor of the Year 2021 award in the “Best Specialised” category.
The winning features of the new REX3 Series are its compact dimensions: wheelbase 1,950 mm; minimum ground clearance 213 mm; external width from 1,350mm to 1,617mm; and minimum height of the steering wheel from the ground on the platform version 1,256 mm making it the ideal range for use in vineyards/orchards, greenhouses and for vegetables.
The REX3 series already has a platform version or a low-profile cab on the F & GE versions, and is now available with a new standard cab equipped with all the ultimate comfort solutions, including a practical monitor support bar. The range features two models, with new 4-cylinder, 16 2,5-litre valves, 68 and 75 Hp Kohler engines, with a Stage V emission system. The Engine Memo Switch button also guarantees swift and accurate engine speed management. Full operational autonomy throughout the day is ensured by the 50-litre diesel tank. The transmission, made in Argo Tractors, operates via a mechanical reverse shuttle with steering wheel control and has 16 forward and 16 reverse speeds with a range of 0.4 to 40 km/h with creeper
In production since last June, Landini Mistral2, takes over and updates the name of the highly renowned series of compact tractors. Once again, the most innovative aspect involves the engine, which jumps up two levels, from the Yanmar Tier 3 to a Kohler Stage V emission version. The 1.9 litre, 3-cylinder aftercooled turbo engine is the best in its category, boasting a maximum torque of 180 and 200 Nm already available at 1,200 rpm.
Mistral2, also available in the 2-055 and 2-060 versions, make this tractor suitable not only for typical specialised farming applications, but also for urban council work, such as cutting lawns and periodic maintenance of public parks. There are two different configurations: Standard (platform or cab), and GE (ground effect), platform only.
The new range benefits from the renewed Landini family feeling, along with improved aesthetics, providing effective solutions in terms of agility, compactness and environmental sustainability.
The weight of 1,780 kg for the cab version and the max. allowed weight of 3,050 kg, with a wheelbase of just 1,790 mm and a minimum width of 1,260mm make Mistral2 the best specialist tractor in its segment in terms of compactness. The rear tires, available in 20” and 24” sizes, allow the GE version to maintain the bonnet heights from the ground at 1,131mm and 1,206mm respectively (on the Standard version these sizes are 1,230mm and 1,301mm).
Another new exceptionally versatile utility tractor, the Landini 5-085, has also recently become available. Ideal for performing a variety of tasks on the farm and in the fields: it can be used both in sheds and during transportation, during seeding and grass management, ideal for open field operations, such as mowing, baling and harrowing.
Its strong points include the FPT engine, Stage V approved, 3.4 litre, 4 cylinders and 8 valves, Turbo intercooler with Common Rail electronic injection, capable of exploiting all its 75 HP for excellent towing capacity. Landini 5-085 is Best in Class given its torque of 375 Nm at 1,400 rpm, which equates to a tractor with a more powerful engine.
The 4-post cab guarantees ultimate driving comfort as it maximises the glazed area providing an all-round view, it also absorbs oscillation and vibration thanks to 4 silent blocks, creating a protected working environment and impeccable sound insulation. Versatility is also maximised by the L15 front loader, which now features a dedicated ergonomic joystick.
Its ease of manoeuvrability is guaranteed by the 2,171 mm wheelbase and its power is measurable also by the mechanically controlled hydraulic hitch, which is accurate and easy to use thanks to the ELS (Ergonomic Lift System) with a capacity of 3,900 kg. An optional electronic hitch with remote controls on the fenders is also available.
The PTO is available at 1, 2 or 4 speeds and a 1,600 kg capacity hitch can be selected with its relative PTO for the front.
The rear final drives can accommodate 34” wheels and this, combined with a max. allowed weight of 5,800 kg, makes Landini 5-085 the ideal companion for any farming activities.
The new Landini Serie 5 Stage V are utility tractors whose comfort, versatility and performance will astound you, making them ideal for open field and farm work. Three models are available, powered by FPT F36 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 3.6-litre, Turbo Intercooler engines with Common Rail electronic injection, delivering 95 hp, 102 hp and 115 hp.
Thanks to the EGR/DOC/DPF/SCR technology, the new 5 Serie 5 are Stage V emission compliant.
There are eight transmission configurations available: from Speed Four 12 Forward + 12 Reverse with mechanical reverse shuttle; to the T-Tronic 48 Forward + 16 Reverse with Hi-Medium-Low, hydraulic reverse shuttle, creeper and, in this case, the Park Lock function is also available.
The pluses of this series boast the versatility of the new hydraulic circuit, aimed at achieving greater productivity, which has a flow rate of up to 82 l/min for services and 32 for steering, as well as 35 litres of oil that can be extracted to move tipping trailers.
Up to 6 hydraulic spool valves are available: 3 mechanically controlled, 1 electrically controlled and, as an option, 2 mid-mounted valves for the front hitch and front loader that can be combined together. Finally, there are three types of rear hitch: mechanical, mechanical with ELS system (Ergonomic Lift System) and electronic.
The Landini L20 front loaders are perfectly integrated and enhance the versatility and operability of the Serie 5. The dedicated Joystick is used to manage various controls (high/low, load/unload; third and fourth functions; Hi-Lo and HML transmission), while the chassis is designed to prevent reducing ground clearance, thus protecting crops.
The Total View Slim cab can be rigid or mechanically suspended on two points and contributes – together with the suspended front axle – to isolating the operator from vibrations and increasing comfort during transport and at work. The 4-pillar structure provides a 360° field of vision, facilitating work in tight spaces and even at night thanks to up to 10 LED lights.
The Landini 5-120 Dynamic model is a “Tractor of the Year 2022” finalist in the Best Utility category.
The satellite guidance, controlled by a convenient touch screen display, allows precise steering management whilst the configuration and control of the implements can benefit from the ISObus system to constantly achieve maximum operating performance.
The tractor fleet can also be managed by the Landini Fleet Management telematics system for the control of consumption parameters, hours and areas worked, with a view to improving profitability, productivity and remote diagnostics.
Finally, the Landini Serie 5 has also evolved in terms of scheduled maintenance, with solutions designed to meet the needs of small, medium and large farms.
Landini Series 7 Short Wheelbase is the latest in the high power Stage V emission segment thanks to the HI-eSCR2 exhaust gas treatment system (DOC SCRoF).
The tractors are equipped with new FTP NEF 45, 16-valve, 4.5-litre 4-cylinder engines and FTP NEF 67, 24-valve, 6.7-litre 6-cylinder engines with Turbo Intercooler and Common Rail electronic injection.
These are two models (7-165 and 7-175) with 4-cylinder, 165 and 175 Hp engines thanks to the Dual Power system and two other models (7-170 and 7-180) with 6-cylinder, 175 Hp engines.
The wheelbase is 2,651mm for the 4-cylinder, offering increased stability during field and front loader operations. The wheelbase of the 6-cylinder version is 2,760 mm. Common to both models is a maximum allowed weight of 11,500 Kg and a maximum rear wheel of 710/60R38, which offers greater stability and comfort during transport, less soil compaction in field operations.
The standard fitted Cooling Matrix system facilitating access to the underbonnet radiators for ease of cleaning, is also worthy of mention.
There are two transmissions available: V-Drive (for the higher powers) and Robo-Six (for all four powers in the range).
V-Shift, with 4-stage continuously variable transmission, guarantees top-of-the-range response. The speed ranges from a minimum of 0.04 km/h to a maximum of 50 km/h.
The Robo-Six transmission, on the other hand, features 6 Powershift gears under load, 5 robotised ranges and electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle on the steering wheel. The total gears are 30 Forward + 15 Reverse, which become, with the Creeper, 54 Forward + 27 Reverse. The Stop & Action system integrates the De-Clutch into the brake pedal, allowing the tractor to be stopped without depressing the clutch for easier driving on the road. Combination use of the Stop & Action and APS (Auto Powershift) systems allows the Robo-Six transmission to be driven in a similar way as the continuously variable transmission version.
The 4-speed PTO allows full power transmission, with adjustable shifting and automatic PTO engagement and disengagement. The optional front hitch has a lift capacity of up to 3500 Kg.
The closed-centre hydraulic system with 123 l/min pump (a larger 160 l/min pump is available as an option) can handle up to 8 spool valves. The electronic rear hitch provides a maximum lifting capacity of 9,300 kg.
Attention to operator comfort is confirmed as best in class for both field and road driving, thanks to the optional independent front axle suspension system. There are also two cab suspension options: mechanical or semi-active electronically controlled.
The Data Screen Management (12″ touch screen) benefits from a new menu and allows faster and more efficient operation thanks to the storage of activities with programmable buttons (MyFunctions) for customising tractor controls.
Satellite guidance and the ISOBUS system are fully integrated which, through the simple use of the DSM, allow the operator to manage implements without having to use other monitors in the cab.
Th Landini Fleet Management system is complemented by an innovative remote diagnostic instrument made available to all authorised dealerships. It is possible to connect the software to the tractor’s control unit and perform adjustments, program updates, engine parameter diagnostics and system code displays remotely, providing immediate and accurate support to service technicians as well as increasing management efficiency and profitability.
A REX4-series-based design, and already renowned for its manoeuvrability, ease of use and economic performance, REX4 Electra – Evolving Hybrid features an innovative electric front wheel drive with independent wheels, brake energy recovery, a cab with electronically controlled semi-active suspension and a robotised transmission that lets you select speed using a joystick.
This combination of technological improvements guarantees 10% fuel savings, a 15% wider steering angle and greater stability in transport mode, fully integrating with the current electric steering system. Moreover, the improvement in comfort can be clearly appreciated both in the field and on the road, with 15% less vibration transmitted to the driver.
Argo Tractors has revamped both the mechanical and the electrical components of this original project. This is something that testifies to the company’s passion for the renewal of agricultural mechanisation, confirming it as the undisputed sector leader at a worldwide level.