The all-new Landini Rex 4 Series tractors made their UK farming debut at LAMMA. The new range represents a new range of compact but powerful and durable power units suited to applications where space is limited.
The 95hp Rex 4-100 F has a line-up spanning 69-111hp and is available in different configurations to suit a number of applications.
The ‘F’ version, for example, can be configured to no more than 1.3m wide so it has potential as a heavy-duty yard and cubicle house scraping tractor, while the ultra-narrow version that can be set up barely 1m wide is designed primarily for vineyard work.
There are seven power outputs altogether and the new transmissions available provide a three-speed powershift option for the first time, enabling operators to quickly change ground speed when towing or working soil-engaging implements without losing momentum.
Fingertip power shuttle shifting between forward and reverse also makes life easier and more comfortable for the operator – as does the new front axle suspension as it cushions the front end of the tractor when passing over humps and hollows.
The tractors are available with an open platform or a new cab design with a virtually flat floor – which contrasts with the more common ‘legs astride’ seating position of tractors like this because of the transmission tunnel.
Power comes from a new 2.9-litre compact four-cylinder engine providing similar outputs to the new models’ predecessors but there is additional torque at the lower end of the rev range to help lift performance.
New Eco pto gearing and Eco 40kph transmission options help fuel consumption by lowering engine speeds in work and during transport, while larger fuel tanks reduce fill-up frequency, especially on the versions that get a 90-litre tank – almost 40% up on the previous design.
Landini distributor AgriArgo UK & Ireland says the tractors are likely to end up working in horticulture and orchards, and on farms where the power intense compact size make them attractions in space-limited situations.