Facilities 50kph top speed. Stick and pedal modes, field and road ranges, two cruise memories.
Controls Short armrest joystick, column-mounted shuttle reverser. Cluster of knobs and pads on console to change driving mode and set cruise speeds. Small, hard-to-read dash display summarises settings. Easy-working shuttle lever.
First level Very simple to drive like stepless powershift as transmission always defaults to stick mode. Choose direction on shuttle, push joystick to move, control revs on throttle.
Second level Most will need to study book to find and engage pedal mode; all will have to sort out oddly-marked satellite controls and peer into tiny screen display. Minor controls are fiddly, not intuitive, and setting rigmaroles are easily forgotten.
No problem here. Work in stick mode – set pto revs and store in throttle memory, set travel speed using joystick, then use one or both cruise memories to store working/headland speeds. The only snag is cruise doesn’t hold forward speed particularly steadily as slope changes, and is always 0.5kph off requested speed.
All is simple when you find forager mode, a third option after stick/pedal modes. Set and store pto revs, then vary forward speed from zero to your chosen maximum using the travel pedal.