New from Deutz-Fahr at this week’s LAMMA farm machinery show in the UK was the new 6 Series.
There are new transmission options, plus redesigned front suspension and linkage systems.
The line-up comprises 12 models and stretches from 156hp to 226hp. All are powered by 6.1-litre Deutz Stage 4 (Tier4 Final) engines.
Buyers can choose any of three transmissions: Powershift, RCshift (fully robotised) or TTV (continuously variable). Maximum road speed is 40kph or 50kph at ‘Super-Eco’ rpm’.
Powershift models have a manual transmission with five mechanical gear speeds plus six powershift steps in forward and three in reverse. RCshift models have a fully automatic transmission with five robotised gear speeds, plus six powershift steps in forward and three in reverse.
The TTV models offer stepless shifting from 0.2kph up to 40kph or 50kph.
Inside the MaxiVision cab, there’s a new InfoCentrePro terminal (with a 5in colour display), along with a new new armrest and MaxCom joystick.
Up front, there’s a new adaptive, front-axle suspension system.
According to Deutz-Fahr, the 6 Series is the only ‘standard’ tractor that is fitted with ‘high performance’ dry disc brakes on the front axle (6205 and 6215 TTV).
In keeping with the times in which we live, the new 6 Series can be factory-fitted with the precision farming equipment. The optional iMonitor 2.0 has a screen size of up to 12in.
The updated styling of these tractors comes courtesy of Italdesign Giugiaro – a company with a long-standing association with Deutz-Fahr and other tractor makers.
Wider Same Deutz-Fahr family
Deutz-Fahr is part of the broader Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF) group. As a whole, SDF manufacturers tractors from 23hp right up to 340hp and harvesting machinery from 32hp to 395hp. Production is split across eight factories, selling through a global network of 8,000 dealers.
The group’s annual turnover is almost €1.4b.
The Lauingen plant is the spiritual home of Deutz-Fahr tractors. SDF recently invested €41m in this factory, to modernise it. A further €33m was spent on R&D (Research & Development) in the same year, a major portion of which was spent on tractor projects.