The Italian tractor manufacturer showed its first 300hp tractor at last week’s Polish Agrotech farm machinery show. The 8 Series will be offered in two V-Shift models: the 8-270 (273hp) and 8-310 (313hp).

Landini dealers and customers have requested a tractor with more power than the 7-230 for some time and we had expected to see something a bit earlier. After all, the McCormick X8, which is from the same Argo Tractors stable, has been in production for a few years.

Much of the spec under wraps, but the Landini 8 flagship at the Polish show in Kielce clearly shares its exterior looks with the X8. It is also powered by the same 6.7l six-cylinder Stage V FPT engine. This is equipped with an electronically controlled turbocharger eVGT and SCR exhaust aftertreatment system. The V-Shift CVT in the Landini 8, which reaches 40km/hr at a quiet running 1300rpm (50km/hr option at 1600rpm), also comes from the McCormick X8.

The four-pillar cab has semi-active hydraulic suspension, and the air-suspended operator’s seat provides automatic height adjustment and a backrest with heating and ventilation. The main controls and multifunction joystick are located on the right armrest. The 8 Series can also be equipped with Landini’s fleet management and remote diagnostics system.

With a curb weight of around 11t (max. laden weight 14-14.5t), the wheelbase is up to 3.0m, the standard hydraulic system supplies up to 157l/min (optional 212l/min), and rear lift capacity is 12t. Polish show visitors were told that the new tractors will be available to order in the near future. Let’s hope an 8 series tractor makes it to Agritechnica.

Source: Artur Jakubek

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