Advantages of the innovative technology implementation project – from electric to hybrid
Working in vineyards and orchards requires the continuous implementation of technology to ensure that the efficiency of the tractor is increased – all the while focussing on how to improve comfort during the long hours spent driving your tractor.
With an eye to fulfilling these two goals, we incorporated the Electra – Evolving Hybrid system into the REX 4, which has long been known for its handling prowess and ease of use, topped with astoundingly thrifty running costs. Argo Tractors has developed both the mechanical part and the electrical components of this original project, looking to offer enhanced fuel saving, improved steering angle, greater stability and comfort.
This solution made it possible to create a compact hybrid tractor, where the 110 hp Diesel engine uses generator and battery to power the two front electric motors that drive the front axle. In addition to the other expected benefits, this solution stresses our focus on the environment and sustainability.
Advantages of Electra – Evolving Hybrid
The key innovations of the Electra–Evolving Hybrid system are its electric front wheel drive with independent wheels, electronically controlled cab suspension and semi-automatic transmission, which lend the Rex 4 even better handling, greater comfort and ease of use.
Undoubtedly, the most significant new feature is the fully electric front wheel drive with suspended axle, sporting two independent electric motors and associated sensors, electronic controls, generator and battery dedicated to energy recovery under braking and deceleration.
The entire system is controlled by the PMS (Power Management System), which supervises the operation of all devices, including the battery and controls motor and generator via their respective inverters.
Rex4 Electra – Evolving Hybrid gives yet more evidence of how passionately Landini continues to work on renewing agricultural mechanisation, and remains an undisputed leader in the sector worldwide.