Four- or six-cylinders: Is more always more?

Is 180hp from four cylinders as good as 180hp from six pots? To find out, we've been crunching the numbers and come to the conclusion — it all depends on ...

by Hubert Wilmer/Mervyn Bailey

5 Jan 2021

If you're in the market for a 120-180hp tractor there is a huge amount of choice — stepless or powershift transmission, manual or electric spools, four- or sixcylinder. That’s right, most manufacturers now offer a tractor, even at the top end of this bracket, that's the same horsepower but with two cylinders lopped off the front.