Versatile Cergos should make handy No2 tractor
Launched earlier this year, the new Renault Cergos tractors are due to make their UK debut this week. Andy Collings reports
DESCRIBED as a cross between the Ceres and the Ergos, the new Renault Cergos tractor range is designed to appeal to arable farmers looking for a spraying tractor, vegetable planting tractor or just a useful number two tractor.
Attributes of the Ceres range have been well documented but the Ergos perhaps not so. Built as a municipal tractor with operations such as mid-mounted verge mowing in mind, it is rather longer than the Ceres.
And it is this length that has been retained in the Cergos. Gained in the gearbox housing, it allows the tractor to be offered with a creeper speed option in addition to a standard Twinshift box. Otherwise, the Cergos is just as Renault describes it, an Ergos cab on top of a Ceres. Whether it will be seen in John Deere livery, as is the Ceres, is open to conjecture. Bruno Morange, Renaults president, says: "It is a possibility in the future."
Three models are due to be available this week, the 75hp 330, 85hp 340 and the 95hp 350. Ceres fans will note the extra 10hp across the range. Four-cylinder engines are used throughout with the two higher powered models benefiting from turbocharged versions. *
Renaults new three-model range is now available in the UK. Powered by Deere systems engines, they are equipped with Twinshift transmission.
EngineDeere 4-cylDeere 4-cyl turboDeere 4cyl turbo
TransmissionAll Twinshift, five-gears, two-ranges for 20 x 20 with creeper option