Designed and built at the company’s Italian plant at Breganze, the new engine hood and mudguard styling not only gives it a striking appearance, but also improves operator visibility from the new cab.
A 2.06m high cab is available, but the height of the standard cab is 2.25m. Main exterior features of both include LED work lights. Also, opening the cab door automatically activates lights on the access step and dashboard.
The joystick, push-button panel and touchscreen are all new, as are the air conditioning system and pneumatically-suspended seat. There is a Bluetooth connection and numerous USB sockets.
The five Deutz engine options peak with the 3.6-litre four-pot 134hp Stage V block. This is mated to the next generation of Eco drive two-speed hydro-mechanical 40km/hr transmission. AutoStop automatically shuts down the engine when the driver leaves the seat. The engine automatically restarts when the operator is re-seated.
The low centre of gravity and 2.95m wheelbase are said to result in good stability on all terrain and the new handler has a turning radius of 3.8m. The FS 7.32 Compact will officially be launched at this month’s Italian EIMA show. It will also be at Agritechnica next year.