The all-new Landini Rex Rex 4 Series tractors made their UK farming debut at the LAMMA show last month, representing a new range of compact but powerful and durable power units suited to applications where space is limited.
The Rex 4-100 ‘V’ ultra-narrow tractor, exhibited by distributor AgriArgo UK & Ireland, is a 95hp model in the line-up designed for the viticulture market and can be configured down to 1m wide.
There are six other power outputs available from 69-111hp to give growers a choice of performance levels.
New transmissions have three-speed powershift for the first time, enabling operators to quickly change ground speed when towing or working soil-engaging implements without losing momentum or having to use the clutch pedal.
Fingertip power shuttle shifting between forward and reverse also makes life more comfortable for the operator.
Front axle suspension is another new feature that cushions the front end of the tractor as it passes over humps and hollows, which can help the driven front wheels maintain traction over rough ground while also giving the driver and mounted implements a less jarring ride while in work or travelling between jobs.
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.
The range, which also includes ‘F’ narrow orchard, ‘GE’ low stance, and ‘GT’ traction orientated models, is available from Kent-based dealer Horsepower UK.