The 1254 uses a Deutz four-cylinder motor to provide the power, driving a ZF 16F by 16R transmission. In standard spec it has a mechanical shuttle but there is now the option of a clutchless reverser.
Also on the options list is a front linkage and pto package. The cab interior has been refined and is now reported to be markedly quieter – noise having been an issue on earlier models. Comfort is improved with the addition of air suspension for the cabin and there are now electric mirrors, a heated air seat and reversing camera.
As before, air brakes, hydraulic linkage levelling and top link are standard. As yet pricing has not been confirmed and it will be three to four months before the new models start rolling down the production line.