Flagship Arbos tractors on sale from Agritechnica

This is not the first outing for a 7000 series tractor to Agritechnica, but this will be the first time that the three-model range has made it to the price lists with production planned to start early next year.

by Steven Vale

11 Oct 2019

Previewed as a Deutz-powered prototype at Agritechnica 2015, and in pre-production form at a number of major European shows since, the flagship range is finally ready to take its place alongside the 110-130hp 5000 series.

Power to the commercial versions of the three six-cyl 7000 series tractors; 7220 (220hp), 7240 (240hp) and 7260 (260), comes from a 6.8-litre Stage V FPT motor.

Main features include the in-house developed Advanced + three-stage five-step powershift (60Fx15R), and a pneumatically-suspended seat is part of the standard spec inside the Hi-Vision Maxi cab.

The prototype of the Arbos 260 at the 2015 Agritechnica.

Backed by the Chinese Foton Lovol Group, the Arbos Group, which owns the two well-known Italian brands of MaterMacc and Goldoni, reckons to have grown from a start-up business in 2011 to a key international player.

Based in Migliarina di Carpi near Modena, with two production plants and a 400+ workforce, so far the company reckons to have sold more than 5,000 tractors and machines in 64 countries around the world.