First look: Valtra unveils ‘all-new’ A Series at SIMA
Valtra, the leading tractor brand in Finland, has completed its line-up with the launch of the all-new A Series.
The 4th-generation A Series (or A4 line-up) is built in Suolahti, Finland and Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil and was launched by Rob Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AGCO EME at SIMA on Monday.
The new A Series is available in three chassis types – the S, M and L chassis – and, depending on specification, is available from 75 to 130hp.
Under the bonnet
3.3L and 4.4L AGCO Power engines provide muscle for the new line-up.
According to Valtra, these engines are “environmentally friendly, quiet and offer high torque across a broad speed range”, which, it says, makes the latest A Series “fun to drive and easy to handle”.
The ‘S chassis’ models are the entry-level (3-cylinder) tractors and are available in 75, 85 and 95hp versions.
The ‘M chassis’ versions are also fitted with AGCO Power engines, but this time 4-cylinder blocks, and are available in either 100 or 110hp versions.
Like the ‘M chassis’ versions, the ‘L chassis’ models also feature AGCO Power 4-cylinder engines under the bonnet, but are capable of producing either 120 or 130hp.
Video: See the new Valtra A Series in action
Designed for ‘comfort’
According to Valtra, the new A Series boasts a “compact but spacious cab, which is designed to offer more space at the shoulder line where it is needed”.
A claimed noise level of just 75dB is also a key benefit of the new range, says the firm.
All models also reportedly feature “efficient heating and air conditioning to ensure a comfortable environment when working in any weather conditions”.
Basic, no-nonsense transmission
To make sure the power of the new engines is effectively transferred to the ground, Valtra has equipped the latest A Series with a “highly efficient” transmission. It provides 12 forward and 12 reverse speeds, courtesy of two ranges.
Six of the speeds fit into the typical fieldwork speed range of 4-12kph. A ‘super creeper’ option offers ratios as low as 0.09kph (at 1400rpm).
Compatible with future technologies
The Valtra A Series is equipped with AGCO’s ‘Fuse’ technology, to make it compatible with future developments. Fuse, says AGCO, is an “open strategy that can be applied to the products and applications of many manufacturers”.