This automatically-engaged extra power feature is available on the top three models (181/192hp 7-200, 191/211hp 7-220 and 206/225hp 7-230) for pto applications when the tractor is stationary as well as when working in the field. Normally, tractors must be on the move to get the performance benefits of the additional power but these three can deploy peak power for mixing a ration in a diet feeder or powering a big slurry lagoon stirrer or pump.
Powered by the latest-spec 7.6-litre FPT Industrial engines, the new ZF-built Robo-Six semi-powershift transmission increases the number of gear ratios available from 40x40 with the current Roboshift creep set-up to 54x27 with Robo-Six. This is achieved five fully robotised ranges and six powershift steps, all controlled either manually using buttons on the control ‘joystick’ or via a new ‘intelligent’ automatic shifting system.
Also, a new Stop & Action feature brings the tractor to a halt on just the brake pedals before moving off again by releasing the brakes and applying revs. Uprated service brakes are supported by an exhaust brake fitted as standard. A 160-litre pump option in place of the standard 123-litre/min unit is available, and a separate 44-litre/min pump ensures there is always plenty of oil for the steering and the pto and 4wd clutches.
Launched in the UK at the Royal Highland Show, and replacing the current line-up, both Active and Dynamic versions of the 7 Series Robo-Six are available. The latter is a package with electronic spool valves controlled by paddle switches on a seat-mounted console.