25 years of tractor developments: A new era

GPS-controlled steering, stepless transmissions, electronic spool valves, front axle and cab suspension, ISObus, tyre pressure control, telemetry or even just a better passenger seat — there've been some massive advances in tractor design over the past 25 years, and we've been there to provide you with all the essential information

by Mervyn Bailey and Hubert Wilmer

17 Feb 2021

Two tractors featured heavily in the inaugural March 1996 issue of profi international, one of which, the New Holland 8560, has gone on to become a modern classic; the other was Deutz Fahr's Agrotron 4.95. Both of these tractors show the shift in direction, with semi-powershift transmissions and improved ergonomics being key parts of their design.