Landini’s new 7-Series mid-to-high-hp tractors are now on sale in the UK, with a cast-iron chassis replacing the structural engine on the previous Powermax and Powermaster models.
The range now runs from 145hp (boosting to 156hp) to 214hp (boosting to 225hp) and there’s a new model called the 7-185 which puts out 171hp for draft work and boosts to 183hp for transport and pto operations.
All models now use the same electronic system for the three-point linkage but there are three different combinations of transmission and spool valve controls.
The 6.7-litre six-cylinder Fiat Powertrain (FPT) engine is now carried on iso-mounts by the chassis instead of being part of the tractor’s load-bearing structure, boosting strength and isolating the cab from engine-generated noise and vibration.
The Autopowershift transmission provides eight button-shift speeds in each range, plus button range shifting on electronic versions. Buyers can choose one of three different configurations for transmission control and spool valve operation.
Full Tronic remains the top-spec option for the 7 Series. It provides seat-mounted lift linkage and transmission controls, including electronic range change and powershift operation with programmable start-up and shuttle gears.
The Comfort option has much the same features but with all controls located on the side console, while the Techno gives a traditional range lever with a thumb-flick powershift switch plus mechanical spool valves.
There are now also two Autopowershift variations with Auto Roading providing auto up- and down-changes between the eight powershift ratios for easy road driving.
The Top Fifty transmission, geared for 50kph maximum speed, comes as a package with fixed wheel rims and front axle and cab suspension. The Eco Forty version is economy orientated with 40kph achieved at a modest 1800rpm.
Landini 7 Series