22 October 1999

No more manual labour in Ares tractor models

RENAULTS flagship Ares tractor range is now available with a full powershift transmission, following the introduction of three new models.

The trio includes the 725 RZ which replaces the 720 RZ and a new 800 series that encompasses the 815 RZ and 825 RZ models.

All new tractors are powered by DPS Powertech turbocharged engines – producing 145hp for the 815, and 165hp for the 725 and 825 models – with the aid of an intercooler and uprated fuel injection equipment.

Both existing 710 and 735 models remain at 145hp and 185hp respectively and with the new 725 tractor, feature a 32 x 32 powershift transmission.

Operated by sequential buttons on Renaults Quadrashift, the transmission also offers an optional creep range with a 64 x 64 speed selection.

Forward and reverse direction control is selected from a shuttle lever mounted behind the steering wheel.

For the new 800 series, models are equipped with an 18 x 8 powershift transmission – activated using sequential buttons from a three function control lever. The three functions include up and down shifting, throttle operation and headland manoeuvring control. As with the 700 series, the 800 tractors are also fitted with a shuttle control.

For a wider choice of gears, the 800 series can be specified with an optional creep range to provide 36 x 16 speed settings.

On all new models, transmissions are controlled by Renaults Drivetronic computer – designed to ensure smooth and safe gear changes. Direction of travel, preset and current gear selection are shown on LCD panel-mounted on the right cab pillar.

Other features of the new tractors include a fully suspended cab with 320deg visibility and an on-board computer which enables the operator to record distance travelled, area worked and machinery outputs.

Model HP Trans Price (£)

Ares 815 RZ 145 18 x 8 50,600

Ares 725 RZ 165 32 x 32 51,645

Ares 825 RZ 165 18 x 8 55,300

New Ares tractor trio statistics

Model HP Trans Price (£)

Ares 815 RZ 145 18 x 8 50,600

Ares 725 RZ 165 32 x 32 51,645

Ares 825 RZ 165 18 x 8 55,300