Val­tra A Se­ries trac­tor range New forestry ma­chines from Cat

Val­tra has ex­panded its A Se­ries trac­tor range to seven mod­els from 75-130hp

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Val­tra has re­leased seven new 75-130hp A Se­ries trac­tors as part of a ma­jor up­date of the range.

The new A Se­ries trac­tors fol­low in the foot­steps of the Val­tra S,T and N se­ries, which have all tran­si­tioned into their fourth gen­er­a­tion. The pre­vi­ous A Se­ries gen­er­a­tion only of­fered two mod­els pro­duc­ing between 88 and 103hp. How­ever, the growth in the mar­ket and the in­creas­ing va­ri­ety of ap­pli­ca­tions has pushed the Fin­nish Val­tra to ex­pand to seven mod­els and a greater horse­power range.

AGCO Power Stage 4 en­gines power the new A Se­ries mod­els. The three small­est mod­els fea­ture three-cylin­der 3.3-litre en­gines, while the four larger mod­els use four-cylin­der 4.4-litre en­gines un­der the bon­net. All mod­els are tier 4 fi­nal emis­sions com­pli­ant, thanks to AGCO Power’s ef­fi­cient and space-sav­ing SCR (se­lec­tive cat­alytic re­duc­tion) sys­tem – ex­cept for the A74 model, which is in­stead fit­ted with a cooled EGR sys­tem.

Val­tra says the new en­gines, com­bined with high-pres­sure com­mon-rail in­jec­tion sys­tems, pro­duce high lev­els of power and torque.

Other fea­tures of the new A Se­ries in­clude a fresh mod­u­lar chas­sis de­sign that en­ables a broad model line-up to be man­u­fac­tured ef­fi­ciently and with­out com­pro­mise. It comes in a short chas­sis with a 2,250mm wheel­base (A74, A84, A94), a medium chas­sis with a 2,430mm wheel­base (A104, A114), and a long chas­sis with a 2,500mm wheel­base (A124, A134).

Trans­mis­sion wise, the new A4 Se­ries has 12x12 gear box, with six gears in two ranges to re­duce over­laps and min­imise range changes. The new A Se­ries has a top speed of 40km/h. The three short chas­sis mod­els of­fer 540/540E PTO speeds, while the four larger mod­els of­fer a three-speed op­tion.

The three-cylin­der mod­els have a lim­ited slip dif­fer­en­tial in the front axle as stan­dard, with an op­tion to fit the Hi-Lock hy­drauli­cally ac­ti­vated dif­fer­en­tial lock. Hi-Lock is stan­dard on the four-cylin­der medium- and long-chas­sis mod­els.

The four-cylin­der mod­els also come fit­ted with a dual pump hy­draulic sys­tem which is ca­pable of pro­duc­ing 98L/minute. The long chas­sis mod­els come with a lift ca­pac­ity of 5.2 tonnes.

The new A4 Se­ries also fea­tures a new cab de­sign.

“The new cab is both com­fort­able and er­gonomic, mak­ing the trac­tor pleasant and easy to use,” Val­tra says.

In­side the cab you will find elec­tronic con­trols for the 4WD, diff lock, power lift, hand throt­tle, en­gine RPM me­mory but­ton and PTO. The new A4 Se­ries is ex­pected to ar­rive in Aus­tralia and New Zealand dur­ing the mid­dle of the year and will be fea­tured at ma­jor field days and events through­out the re­gion.

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