Slotting in between the A and N Series, Valtra’s new 100-135hp four-pot G range is flagged up as the company’s first fifth generation tractor.
Described as the Swiss army knife around the farmyard with specific focus on front-loader, field work and road transport, and built at the Finnish plant in Suolahti, the new look five-model range comprises the G105 (105/110hp), G115 (115/120hp), G125eco (115/125hp), G125std (125/130hp) and the G135 (135/145hp).
Sourced from AGCO’s plant in Changzhou (China), the four-cylinder 4.4-litre Stage V engine (SCR/DPF no EGR) offers a power boost in all models at field speeds when driving in B5 or higher gears.
The block is mated to a six-speed and four range (24f+24r) powershift. Shifting from B to C range and C to D ranges is automated and the parking brake is integrated with the forward-reverse shuttle lever.
The slowest working speed with the creeper gear is 120m/hr, and Versu models can be operated using just the drive lever. The AutoTraction hill-hold function keeps the tractor stationary even on steep hills without having to use the brakes.
HiTech models have an open hydraulics system that produces 100lit/min. Load-sensing 110lit/min hydraulics are standard on Active and Versu models, the latter of which are available with up to five rear and four front spool valves.
The cab frame is the same as the A Series, but the interior and user interfaces are different, and the G, which contains 5.7m² of glass (including 0.35m² in the panoramic roof) has a one-piece front screen.
Both cab and front axle suspension are available, as are heated mirrors, air conditioning, a lower cab heater and USB charging plugs that are available with the auxiliary power pack.
The G is the first Valtra tractor in the 100-145hp range fitted with the SmartTouch armrest, and Versu and Active models can also be equipped with the same precision farming features as the larger N and T Series models.
With compact dimensions of 2.80m-high x 2.46m-wide, the length, without front linkage, is 4.40m. The 5.14t tractor (max. total weight 9.5t) has a wheelbase of 2.55m and a turning radius 4.36m.
Available in four option packages (basic, comfort, technology and technology pro), production has just started and the first of the new models are expected to arrive in the UK sometime Q4 2020.