Valtra T4 MOTY 2018

Valtra´s T Series has won the world-renowned ‘Machine of the Year 2018’ award in the upper horse power category at the Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover. On Sunday Valtra T254 model won already “Tractor of the Year 2018” and “Best Design 2018” awards in the same fair.

The selection was made by independent journalists from the German agricultural publications Agrarheute, Traction, Agrartechnik, Land & Forst, Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt and from international agricultural publications.

“This is a fantastic recognition for the whole T Series and for our new SmartTouch user interface. The 4th generation T Series has proven to be a success story among customers and dealers as from the beginning. The recently launched SmartTouch is the focus point at Valtra stand in Agritechnica and the customer feedback has been great. With SmartTouch we offer something unique that leads the way to easy to use interfaces both of tractor and precision farming tools ,” comments Mikko Lehikoinen, Marketing Director, Valtra Inc.

Valtra´s T Series was launched in 2014 and from the beginning it has received several respected awards. The model range arrived in South Africa at the end of 2016 with a three variants being availble between 155 to 230 hp.  Three transmission and hydraulic combinations (HiTech, Active, Versu) and a reliable AGCO Power engine (6,6l ad 7,4l) are available in South Africa. 

The T Series stands for the highest levels of comfort, durability, versatility and Scandinavian design with optimal functionality and great visibility. Like all Valtra product ranges, it can be tailored to meet the highest needs of each individual customer, not forgetting Valtra’s TwinTrac reverse-drive system or the SkyView cab with ultimate rear side visibility.

Valtra SmartTouch – easier than your smart phone
The Valtra T series Versu models come with the new easy-to-use SmartTouch user interface. SmartTouch was designed and engineered in Finland, and it was awarded the Red Dot design award in April 2017.

SmartTouch features fully integrated technology: Guidance, Isobus, AgControl and TaskDoc. The new armrest increases the productivity of any tractor-implement combination and lightens the workload for the driver. Separate profiles can be set for each individual driver and task, and configurations can be made in seconds using the touchscreen. All settings with the exception of changes to the terminal’s settings are automatically saved to the active profile.

The 9-inch terminal has been designed to be easier and more intuitive to use than a modern smart phone. All the functions on the terminal can be accessed with a maximum of two swipes or taps, and the design makes it impossible to get lost in the menu. Anyone, whether they have used a touchscreen before or not, can operate this terminal with little or no practice.

Intelligent drive lever – drive a powershift like a CVT
Valtra’s Versu models revolutionise the way powershift tractors are driven. The speed can be increased by pushing the hand-operated drive lever and decreased by pulling it, keeping acceleration in full control at all times. There is no switch to change between lever and pedal mode, as they work in prefect sync all the time. Driving with the drive lever is a new feature that provides more flexibility for the operator. Valtra’s Versu models are the only powershift tractors in the world that enable full operation using only the drive lever.

The 5-step Powershift transmission features four main and two creeper ranges for a total of 30 speeds in both directions. Shifting is precise and effortless whether operated fully automatically or manually with the drive lever. The tractor also features Valtra’s Hill-hold feature, which enables easy starts using just the accelerator pedal, even uphill, as well as Valtra’s revolutionary, patented hydraulics assistant. This innovation provides more hydraulic output automatically, either stationary or when driving, with no effect on driving speed.