An ‘Active’ version of the 160hp 7-160 Roboshift – a new addition to the Landini tractors range – made its working debut at the Grassland & Muck event in the muck and slurry handling demonstration area.
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 as the tractors still have the same high performance FPT Industrial engine, a semi-powershift transmission with smooth button-operated shifting, and pto and hydraulic systems well up to the job of operating modern farm equipment.
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.
With a rated speed output of 152hp, rising to 160hp maximum, the Landini 7-160 Roboshift is a new addition to the range for operators who prefer the power and torque characteristics of a six-cylinder engine to those of a four-pot motor of similar output.
In addition, the 7 Series tractors have a cast half-chassis, which combines with the longer wheelbase to provide greater stability for operating heavy implements, and provides a robust ‘backbone’ for the chassis structure.
Whether equipped to ‘Active’ or ‘Dynamic’ specification, power and torque are channelled through the 24×24 (or optional 40×40 creep) Roboshift 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 new model is available from AgriArgo’s nationwide network of Landini sales, parts and service dealers.