1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Culti-tractor built for precision fieldworkYou've never seen a row crop tractor like this new culti-tractor from Enti in Holland that's already on the market in both the U.S. and Canada
Equipped with both front and rear pto and 3-pt. hitch, the high-clearance 35-hp. tractor is specifically designed for precision cultivation of row crops. The operator sits in a central, elevated position that gives a clear view of equipment both front and rear.
The tractor features an extended front end with a 3-pt. hitch just behind the front axle. For cultivating, the operator looks right down on top of the implement for close-in work. The hydro-static-driven tractor has infinitely variable ground speed which also helps provide precision control. Pto-powered equipment can be carried at the center of the tractor and on the rear at the same time. An optional additional 3-pt. and pto can even be added in front of the front axle, if needed, for a total of three ptos and hitches.
"There's never been another row crop tractor that matches the versatility of this machine," says company engineer Hans Pleijte, who says there are many combinations of equipment the tractor can accommodate at one time such as mounting a cultivator on front and a band sprayer on back, or a tiller on front and a ridger on back.
The tractor comes in several sizes ranging from 20 to 45 hp. The diesel-powered 35-hp. model sells for around $12,000. The company has dealers and distributors set up throughout North America
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, First Dutch Tractor Industry, P.O. Box 215, 8250 AE Dronten, Holland (ph 03210-5888).
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