Tinashe Makichi Motoring
Three New Holland tractor brands have hit the market through local dealer, Duly Motors, a situation likely to boost local agriculture. Due to lack of local tractor dealers in the country, most farmers especially whites have been resorting to importing from South Africa, while those lower class farmers resorted to second hand tractors.
Among the tractors available on the market are the all new TT35, TT40 and TT45. When you’re thinking of buying a below-50 horse power tractor, delivering built-in versatility and state-of the-art performance, then the only tractors that fit the bill are the new New Holland TT35, TT40 and TT45.
Blessed with outstanding power, speed, lift capacity and pulling strength, these tractors far exceed expectations while maintaining high fuel efficiency. So you get power and economy in one package; that’s what we call a Global Performer. These tractors come with proven 3-cylinder engines. They provide not only power, but are also less polluting.
These 35, 42 and 47 hp engines are fitted with wet air cleaner with under-hood pre-cleaner and dual spin on filters with optional water trap, allowing them to operate in the harshest environments. A generous 60 litres fuel tank guarantees uninterrupted operation without refuelling. The TT brands below TT50 allow the operator a much-enhanced visibility and a flip-up hood which provides fast, complete access to service areas with no panels or grills to remove.
They boast a front grill with 1,6mm mesh size. The design of the tractors improves the operator zone, providing more legroom and better operator comfort and making it easier to mount and dismount from the tractor. The levers have been specifically positioned so that the gear shifting becomes simpler and less tiring.
The newly designed instrument cluster includes modern rpm meter, digital hour-meter, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge and warning lights for battery charging and oil pressure.= The three model below-50hp TT Series feature an 8 x 2 or optional 8 x 8 Constant Mesh mechanical transmission. The new optional 8 x 8 transmission makes it easy to shuttle shift from forward to reverse.
A synchronised mechanical shuttle lever is located conveniently to the left of the steering wheel, perfect for loader applications. The double reduction, portal type, water proof front axle features a reliable and robust casting in order to assure an extended operating life, even in the most severe conditions.
The new heavy – duty rear straight axle with epicyclical reduction is suitable for any agricultural and transport application. Rear axles feature wet disc brakes with a large surface area for safe and efficient braking. The open-centre hydraulic system utilises tandem hydraulic pumps so you are sure to get all the power you need for steering, optional rear remote valve, three-point hitch and a variety of rear implements.
All models are offered with Cat I, 3 point, 1 100kgs or 1 500 kgs lift capacity rear linkage, with position and draft control, plus raise and lower speed control. The Lift-O-Matic system is standard and enables an implement to be raised and lowered to its previous setting using a single control.