More power, greater comfort and a major upgrade in driver technology are the key benefits of new Multidrive M380-4 claim Kellands.
The biggest change is under the hood, where a 225hp Cummins diesel engine delivers a 17 per cent boost in power, a 20 per cent increase in torque and a reduction in fuel consumption of about eight per cent. Fully compliant with European Stage IV emissions legislation, the new engine is designed to cut emissions by about 90 per cent.
Key new features include:
- Hydraulic cab mounting system with enhanced soundproofing and insulation, improves the working environment by reducing noise by 5dB, lowering vibration and increasing operator comfort.
- Innovative control console with a floating armrest which moves with the position of the seat to deliver the best in comfort and precision.
- Offset steering mode, which delivers better traction and precise control when working on hillsides.
- Multi-functional on-board computer systems and a high-visibility full-colour display with real-time performance and diagnostic information at a glance.
- Joystick with easy-access thumb controls to enable operators to make a smooth changeover between manual and automatic transmission and gives precise control over rear axle steering, cruise control and implements.
- Driver’s pack features reversing and nose cameras; electric mirrors; and additional bonnet lamps for greater safety and productivity.
- Software system allows operators to finely configure steering and transmission settings to match personal preferences and field conditions – all from the comfort of the cab.
- Improved rear steering and a major increase in engine torque deliver best-in-class traction.
Capable of carrying a 10t load, such as a 5,000-litre sprayer unit or an 8t spreader hopper, the machine can also haul an additional 18t load.
With a top speed of 50km/hr and a quiet, comfortable cab, the Multidrive is fast and cost-efficient on the road.