The new ‘Active’ version of the Landini 6/7 Series Roboshift tractor range will make its Scottish debut at the Royal Highland Show on the Landini stand in its usual location on Avenue S.
Distributor AgriArgo UK has introduced the new ‘Active’ models as an alternative to the full-spec Dynamic versions with a package of equipment that will appeal to operators preferring a simpler specification.
Controls are laid out on a side console instead of a seat-mounted armrest, mechanical spool valves are installed in place of electric valves, and there are fewer electronic features generally.
While this creates a tractor without many of the ‘gizmos’ of the higher-specification machines, operators should not feel short-changed.
The tractors still have the same high performance FPT Industrial engines, a semi-powershift transmission with smooth button-operated shifting, and pto and hydraulic systems will up to the job of operating modern farm equipment.
And the changes also result in a lower price point for the various models, making them a more affordable option for buyers happy to do without top-spec features but wanting a thoroughly modern power unit with a quiet and spacious cab.
The Landini 7-160 Roboshift ‘Active’ destined for the Royal Highland Show has a rated speed output of 152hp, rising to 160hp as the 6.7-litre FPT engine is pulled down under load.
Power and torque are channelled through the 24×24 (or optional 40×40 creep) transmission, which has thumb-button shifting amongst the four powershift steps and between the six ranges. Buyers can choose 40kph, 40kph Eco or 50kph gearing, each with a four-speed pto package that includes eco settings for 540rpm and 1000rpm at the shaft.
If hydraulics performance is not a priority, the standard 123-litre/min load-sensing pump can be exchanged for an 88-litre/min gear pump. Conversely, the 6300kg standard lift capacity can be upgraded to the 9300kg performance of the higher-spec Dynamic models.
The ‘Active’ specification is available on six-cylinder Landini 7 Series Roboshift tractors from 160hp to 212hp, which all feature a cast chassis for maximum strength with mounted implements, and on four-cylinder 6 Series Roboshift tractors from 143hp to 175hp.
“With the 6L, 6 Series and 7 Series tractors, the Landini range provides a great choice of specifications in the popular 143-175hp bracket to meet different needs, preferences and budgets,” says Ray Spinks. “Go for the 6L if something capable but basic suits your needs; choose the 6/7 Series ‘Dynamic’ for top specification; or opt for the new 6/7 Series ‘Active’ for something in between.”
All are available from AgriArgo’s nationwide network of Landini sales, parts and service dealers, including Scottish dealers JT Cormack, John O’Groats; Walter G Grant Agri Machinery Sales, Elgin and Marrs of Methlik, Ellon in Aberdeenshire.
Also, Argyll Agricultural Engineers, Oban; Laird Agri Sales & Service, Justinhaugh, Forfar; George Colliar, Balado, Kinross; Robert Dyke & Son, Thornhill by Stirling; DHW Tractors, Carnwath, Lanarks and Borders; and Southern Tractors, Dumfries.