The Finnish-built 51kW/70hp Valmet 700 is a nononsense, few-frills tractor, designed specifically to meet the exacting demands of the smaller farming business. This latest generation offers only a few changes over its predecessor models which, given the Finns reputation for not tinkering without good cause, comes as no surprise. We reckon, however, that certain areas merited some extra attention, detailing that might have made an otherwise middle-of-theroad tractor stand out. Text by Manfred Neunaber, photos by Stefan Tovornik