Facilities 50kph top speed. Switchable integrated engine/transmission management. Three driving modes: manual, auto, pto. Joystick or pedal driving as required.
Controls Joystick and foot pedal, the latter either a throttle or travel pedal depending on driving mode. Mode selector buttons under armrest cover. Cab pillar display shows maximum speed selected, plus bar graph of speed range. Armrest knobs handle engine load and response. One cruise control memory.
First level Depending on mode left by the last driver, you can operate this box like a stepless powershift – just select travel direction, then use the foot or hand throttles for revs. More joystick push equals higher gearing.
Second level Not much book study needed. In auto mode, foot throttle becomes a travel pedal. Push the stick to set target maximum speed, which can be varied on the move.
No problem. Call up pto mode, which decouples forward speed and engine revs. Set pto rpm manually, then store rpm in easy-to-use throttle memory. Move off and set cruise speed on joystick (see above for caution). Transmission then holds speed steady over slopes.
Use as above when able to work at set cruise speed. To transfer control to the travel pedal, switch out cruise at the joystick; then you have manual control over the whole set speed range. Need to adjust response carefully to tame reaction to pedal at very low speed, for instance when feeding a lumpy swath.