Agritechnica 09: Five of the best… Tractors

It was a show for big, gutsy tractors (mainly from the former Eastern bloc) but there were plenty of smaller and mid-sized offerings there, too.

Here is a glimpse at five of them, for more information, click on ‘read more’.

NH T6090

NHBoosting to over 200hp – the T6090 now tops New Holland’s mid-sized T6000 range. Weighing in at just under 6.5t, it’s got a 165hp 6.75-litre common-rail engine and plenty more to keep medium to large farmers happy.

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Claas Xerion 4500 and 5000

Claas-Xerion-5000-smallClaas has sold nearly 1000 Xerions across Europe since the model’s launch four years ago, and two new models, the 4500 and 5000, now take the company’s offering to and beyond the 500hp bracket. Both models have CVT transmissions and are equipped with 24-volt electrical systems. They’re due in the UK next year for testing, and will be available shortly after that, says Claas.

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Belarus 2023

Belarus-smallIt’s not often that Belarus tractors make headline news, but the company wowed show goers with its 300hp 3023, capable of producing a colossal 170kW of electrical power. This is more than enough to power Amazone’s concept eSpray trailed sprayer, which only needs 17kW. The company reckon 20 units could be on sale as soon as next year.

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Deutz-Fahr Agro XXL 1630

deutzPrototype it may be, but this gargantuan eight-wheeled Deutz could well go into production, reckons the company. Under the bonnet, there’s a 600hp V8 Deutz engine, and two pairs of tandem axles plus an articulated steer system mean max traction at all times.

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Zetor Maxterra

zetorIt’s been nearly 30 years since Zetor’s had a home-grown, six-cylinder range, but that could all be about to change. This prototype Maxterra is set to be part of a four-model range spanning the 130-170hp bracket and all will boast 24 x 24 four-step powershift transmissions. They’ll be on sale in two years, says the Czech company.

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