Aimed at operators who want to avoid complexity and the added bulk of a cab, the Landini 4-075D is described as a basic-spec 74hp tractor that offers plenty of performance in a low-price package. Capable of handling a range of field and yard duties, the simple transmission is operated by floor mounted gear levers. Transmission choices include 12×12 and 16×16 creep gearboxes operated by a forward-reverse synchro gear lever to the left of the driver and a four-speed gear lever to the right, where a short three-range lever is also located.

Launched at the Royal Welsh Show, and flagged up as a relatively small but substantial tractor, the 4-075D lacks any plastic cladding save for the steering column surround and instrument panel. Rubber mats cover the footwells, bare metal surrounds the plastic upholstered seat and there are few electrics. “That means the open operator’s platform can be washed down easily, which makes the machine ideal for people who like to look after their scraper tractor,” says general manager and sales director Ray Spinks at AgriArgo UK.

Available in two- and four-wheel drive forms, the wheelbase is 2.1m, and the wheels and axles can be configured to get the width down to 1.67m. Mechanical controls operate the rear three-point linkage with 2700kg or 3400kg lift capacity and ground drive pto is standard regardless of whether the tractor is equipped with single- or two-speed power take-off providing 540/1000rpm or 540/540E gearing. Powered by a 4.4-litre four-cylinder Perkins naturally-aspirated engine, the lack of emissions control add-ons helps keep the tractor’s price at an attractive level – around £19,950 on-farm with 4wd and radial tyres all round.