At the oncoming edition of Eima, the trade show dedicated to farming equipment scheduled for 7 to 11 November in Bologna, Valpadana, a brand of the Argo Tractors Group based in Fabbrico (Reggio Emilia), will be introducing a new product, the 9000 Series, whose focus is improved versatility. This is a compact tractor dedicated to the power range between 95 hp and 102 hp. Available in the platform or cabbed version, it stands out for its high performance, reliability and safety.
It is powered by Deutz TCD L4 2.9-litre, 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbocharged aftercooled engines with Stage IIIB - Tier 4i emissions and exhaust gas treatment is provided by the EGR & DOC system that requires no regeneration. Among new features, worth noting is the newly adopted Engine Memo Switch that enables operator to store and recall engine rpms at the touch of a button.
The transmission is entirely manufactured in Italy and consists of four gears and four ranges, for a total of 16 forward and 16 reverse gears, with mechanical reverse shuttle (Synchro Shuttle) and creeper.
The rear hitch has a maximum capacity of 2,300 kg and features a Category II three-point linkage. The system supports different types of lifting arms: fixed, extendable, with fixed or adjustable lateral-shifting quick-attach coupler.
In addition to the new technological solutions introduced, the 9000 Series underwent a restyling of hood and tank (which holds up to 58 litres). The operator's area has also been redesigned and sports on-board digital instrumentation.
Valpadana will also exhibit the 4600 Series in Bologna. It includes three models compliant with the Mother Regulation, fitted with Yanmar three- and four-cylinder engines, with indirect injection (23 hp) and direct injection (35 and 47 hp). Available in the ISM, ARM and VRM configurations, the series features a powerful oil-bath multi-disc brake system, a reverse shuttle transmission with 8 forward and 4 reverse gears, an independent power take-off (semi-independent on the VRM version), and a dedicated oil-batch multi-plate clutch. Also included in standard equipment is the hitch with down-speed governor and maximum lifting capacity up to 1,000 kg.