23 October 1998

ITS YOUR LAST CHANCE

TO WIN A 110HP VALMET

TRACTOR WORTH £43,800

Heres your last chance to win a 110hp Valmet 8050 tractor worth

£43,800 in our autumn competition. Study the text and pick your

priorities. But youll have to hurry!

THIRTY-years ago Valtra introduced the first tractor with an ergonomically-designed and integrated cab; a cab designed for easy, comfortable operation throughout a long day.

Since that time, ever greater output has been demanded of farm machinery with operators increasingly working longer hours. Using its own experience, coupled with the latest research in human engineering, Valtra has developed a cab that ensures maximum driver comfort with minimum fatigue.

The cab fitted to the 110hp Valmet 8050 is common across the Mezzo and Mega ranges. With wide doors, getting in is easy from either side. The seat has all the usual adjustments and, for added comfort, is air cushioned and incorporates a heater for cold winter days. The sporty small-diameter steering wheel has a soft cover and is very light in operation. It is also adjustable for length and angle. Drivers, even those with the biggest boots, will find there is ample room to operate the pedals.

Almost all the 8050s controls are located conveniently on the drivers right with those most frequently used handily nearest the seat. Lights, indicators, horn, etc. are located on a stalk adjacent to the steering wheel. Dials and analogue displays keep the driver informed about engine speed, engine temperature, fuel levels, and a host of other functions.

Excellent vision

With large windows, sloping bonnet and a cab-mounted exhaust, there is excellent vision in all directions. With much of the drivers time spent looking backwards Valtra have provided a swivelling seat which can be set a few degrees to the right making monitoring rear mounted equipment much more comfortable. Air conditioning and a powerful heater provide an ideal internal environment whatever the weather outside and, of course, there is a stereo radio with tape cassette player.

The introduction of front linkage, available for all Valmet tractors, lead to the introduction of larger and heavier front-mounted equipment. A long way from the driver, it is often difficult to see exactly what is going on.

The Valmet solution is Twin Trac, an inexpensive factory-fitted reverse drive system. Simply tilt the steering wheel into the vertical position and swivel the seat through 180deg. Pedals are duplicated at the rear of the cab while the steering wheel is offset to the right, leaving a clear view down onto the implement. Controls remain convenient and are now on the drivers left.

With the higher carrying capacities of the rear linkage, axle and tyres Twin Trac is a real alternative to the high investment in self propelled machines which can stand idle for much of the year. Instead of rear mounted forage harvesters or, front and rear mounted mowers, which are difficult to monitor continuously, everything can be mounted at one end where it is easier to watch.

THEPRIZE

The prize is a 110hp Valmet 8050 4WD tractor, with 6-cylinder 6000cc engine, 5600kg lift capacity, air conditioning, air suspended seat and £43,800 price tag. Gearbox is a 36×36 unit, consisting of three ranges, four gears and three powershift gears.

PICK YOUR PRIORITIES

A. Long-established, world-class company

B. High power, high torque back-up engines

C. Innovative Scandinavian design

D. Easily converted to bi-directional working

E. Committed, highly-trained dealer network

F. Ergonomic cab with comfort a priority

G. Easy-to-use electronic linkage system

farmers weekly/Valtra Tractors Competition

My order of priorities for the list of Valtra features is:

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Address……………………………………………………………………………..

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Postcode……………………..Telephone number……………………………

Farmer (owner/tenant)/manager/contractor/worker (delete

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Farm acres………………………. Arable acres………………………….

Livestock type and numbers…………………………………………………..

Please send your completed coupon to: FARMERS WEEKLY/Valtra Tractors Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Closing date is Oct 30 1998.

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