Heavy-duty, mid-range AGCO LT Series tractors are now Tier III compliant with more power, even better fuel efficiency and B100 use approved.
The AGCO LT85A and LT95A tractors combine the versatility of utility tractors and the rugged engineering of high-horsepower row crop tractors. The new models are also equipped with the most advanced semi-powershift transmission available, high flow hydraulics and a rear end built to handle one of the highest hitch lift capacities in the mid-range market.
In addition to more power, the tractors feature a new look with a single piece hood that can be raised up and out of the way for easier servicing.
“AGCO LT Series tractors are the ideal all-around tractor that diversified crop and livestock operations can depend on,” says Tom Weir, product marketing manager, mid-range and specialty tractors. The heart of the new tractors is the advanced B100 approved, 4.4L SisuDiesel engine with its common rail fuel injection system and Electronic Engine Management. It delivers 85 PTO hp to the LT85A and 95 PTO hp to the LT95A.
The four-cylinder engine with its four valve per cylinder design delivers the performance of a six-cylinder engine with greater economy in a more compact package.
Fuel consumption is lowered with high efficiency even at high power. The engine block itself has been designed to improve temperature equalization for less stress on components and longer engine life.
“With fuel prices at record high levels, the use of biodiesel is an increasingly attractive option,” says Weir. “SisuDiesel engines have gone through extensive testing for use with blends up to and including 100 percent biodiesel. Of course it is vital, that the biodiesel meet approved ASTM D6751 quality standards and that service recommendations be followed.”
The new LTs are equipped with the Auto 4 semi-powershift transmission with 16 speeds forward and reverse. A single T handle on the right hand console controls the clutchless speed and range changes of the Auto 4 transmission. The multi-function shuttle allows the operator to change direction, declutch and powershift speeds with his left hand, keeping the right hand free for implement control.
“The Auto 4 makes any kind of shuttle work, from loading to rear blade work, smooth and easy,” says Weir. “Put it under load, and you can move equally well through speeds as you need more torque on hills or in soft ground.”
The new LTs also come with 26 gpm open center hydraulics as standard equipment. This high flow rate for an open center system is more than adequate for quick loader response. Higher output and increased flow control for live third function loader attachments or for rear attachments like those using hydraulic motors can be achieved with the optional 29 gpm closed center load sensing system. If hydraulic flow isn't a concern, an economical 15 gpm system is another option.
Lower link sensing on the 3-pt. hitch with lift capacity of 7,817 pounds standard and 9,189 pounds optional also sets the LT Series apart from the competition. “When a mid-range tractor can handle weights like these, it gives you confidence in the way the tractor has been engineered,” says Weir. “Even if you never need that kind of capacity, it's nice to know it's there.”
Customers can select from open platform or cab models and 2- or 4-wheel drive. “Buyers can custom design a tractor to match their needs and their budget,” adds Weir. “Whether cab or platform, the LTs deliver a spacious and uncluttered work area with easy to reach and operate controls, while the optional air-ride suspension seat combines with one of the quietest cabs in the industry for greater operator comfort and productivity.”
For more information on AGCO Tractors, visit www.agcoiron.com.