After revamping its entire range of tractors, Valtra has big plans for the Irish market and intends to lay down a marker at this year’s show, bringing nine tractors from its A Series G Series, N Series, T Series and, of course, the latest Q Series.
Spanning 230hp to 305hp, Valtra’s new Q series will take centre stage on the stand. The new tractor series plugs the gap between the firm’s flagship T255 and its entry-level S274.
The new Series comes after a two-year reshuffle of Valtra’s entire tractor range, which completed the firm’s fifth generation of tractors. In this period, the Finnish manufacturer also introduced the new G-series, while it updated its A, N and T ranges.
Valtra opted to stick with the proven and trusted six-cylinder 7.4-litre AGCO Power engine. This is the same engine used in the T series from the T175 upwards and in a number of Massey Ferguson tractors and combines. The Q series features one transmission option, which of course is a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Sourced in-house through the AGCO network, the transmission is built by Fendt (ML 260) in Germany, and features some tweaks by Valtra.
The Q series come as standard with Valtra’s SmartTouch, a 9in touchscreen terminal which comes with a multifunctional lever that features huge levels of optional configuration.
Technology and high-horsepower tractors go hand in hand, and the Q is no different. Users can opt for technology such as Valtra Guide, Isobus, Connect, Section Control (96 sections) and TaskDoc, etc, as add-ons.
What’s more, Valtra says its dealers will be offering remote diagnostic tools to schedule predictive maintenance for when best suits customers.