Tractor drivers get in-cab audio upgrade

Drivers looking to replace an ancient or broken in-tractor entertainment system might take a look at Clarion’s latest offering.

The CZ505E DAB radio-CD player, designed and engineered as a direct slot-in replacement for all single DIN dashboard head units, is said to be ideally suited to agricultural vehicles. 

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The unit houses an integral CD/MP3 player and front-mounted USB and mini-jack ports, enabling streaming from music libraries on iPods as well as iPhone and Android mobiles.

The Clarion is also equipped with Bluetooth, giving instant wireless access to the mobile’s phonebook and hands-free conversation in the cab.

Good sound quality is matched with plenty of volume from the 4x45W output, says the company, and a four-channel RCA connection is provided for adding an external Clarion power amplifier for those wanting to be noticed.

That might not make much of an impact in Upper Wood Field, but younger tractor drivers hauling grain this summer on the road may enjoy rattling the windows of neighbouring cars.       

The CZ505E comes complete with a DAB glass-mount antenna and typically costs £169.

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