The big 125hp Tumosan Maxima tractor range is on the way to Ireland, according to Michael Brogan of importers, Tumosan Ireland, based at Cloghan, Co Offaly. This tractor was originally unveiled to Irish dealers during a factory trip to Turkey in March of this year and is expected to land here in March 2014.

The new Tumosan Maxima aims to move up the power band range, broadening their offering from their Turkish base. This new tractor will be fitted with a four cylinder turbo-charged engine that will be available at two power levels, either 115hp or 125hp. The factory produces its own three, four and six cylinder diesel engines, for a host of tractor models from the Fiat-like Classic series to the more modern looking 7000 and 8000 series tractors.

The engine will be matched to either of two gearbox options, a 24 forward, 24 reverse mechanical shuttle unit or a 24 forward, 12 reverse speed hydrostatic powershift gearbox.

The gearbox is a Carraro design, as is the front driven axle.

The tractor has a beefier rear end with large capacity hydraulic assistor rams to boost the lifting power. The tractor will be supplied with a Bosch type electronic linkage control system which will include fender controls of the linkage and the pto operation. This new tractor comes with a new exterior design and a fresh new cab fitted with cab suspension.

The Maxima range will be powered by Tumosan’s own four cylinder turbo-diesel engine that has been boosted to 115hp for the entry level Maxima model. The 125hp version gets the extra power boost through the use of four valves per cylinder on the engine.

This new tractor will provide Tumosan with a new opportunity on the Irish market where tractors in the 115 to 125hp category are the most popular.

As it will be some time before we see the tractor in Ireland, there are no finalised prices just yet. Michael Brogan said that entry prices will start in the mid-€40,000 range, including VAT. He said that this will make it price competitive.

The tractor will be in Ireland by March. The first demonstration model can be expected to be seen at various events, including the FTMTA Grass and Muck event at Gurteen College in May 2014.