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Landini tractors will be exhibited for the first time by
the UK & Ireland branch of manufacturer Argo Tractors
at the FTMTA Machinery Show. Distribution of Landini
products in Ireland was reorganised months ago by
mutual agreement with the independent importer, with
Will Doyle appointed area sales manager dedicated to
the Irish market.
"We've worked hard to reassure our dealers that the
change in distribution is for the better and I believe we've
proved that in the way we operate," says Will Doyle.
"Dealers have responded by taking on more stock
and we've seen good results in terms of retail sales;
Landini is still a well-regarded make of tractor in Ireland
with a deserved reputation for reliability, as well as for
The new distributor is keen to highlight the performance
abilities of the larger models in the range, especially the
Series, alongside its `stockman' machines. For example,
the newly-introduced -
Robo-Six at the top of the
Landini line-up, is a heavy-duty six-cylinder tractor with
a . -litre engine from FPT Industrial successor to the
Iveco engines business.
According to the company, power outputs of
draft work, such as ploughing, cultivating and drilling, and
hp for working a pto-driven power harrow or tiller, or
hauling trailers, tankers and spreaders on the road, are
backed up by generous peak torque outputs of
"This is an advanced tractor but one that's easy to
operate, especially in Active specification with manual
spool valves and not too many electronic features," says
Will Doyle. "It's the ideal tractor of this size and power for
anyone to hop on and drive without much instruction; and
it's also attractive for operators in having a spacious cab
with great all-round visibility." He adds that farms looking
to shift up from a four-cylinder tractor to get the power,
weight and longer wheelbase needed to handle larger
slurry tankers and muck spreaders will find an attractive
solution in the -
On show at FTMTA Show from Lemken will be its Solitair .
With the Solitair front tank, Lemken has expanded its range
of pneumatic seed drills. The hopper for seeds or fertiliser can
be used in many di erent ways for soil cultivation and sowing in
combination with a variety of Lemken machines.
According to the company, the Solitair complements the Azurit
single-seed drill for under-root fertilisation, and it can be used
for sowing rapeseed and cereals in conjunction with a power
harrow and mounted coulter bar. Additional applications include
simultaneous fertilisation when working with a seed drill, catch
crop cultivation and application of basal dressing in soil cultivation.
Designed as an injector front tank, a pressure system is optionally
available. It allows seeds or fertiliser of up to
kg per hectare
to be easily metered even over large conveyor distances. Due to
the advanced metering system, the Solitair has a large ,
l volume tank, despite having a low overall height. Four metering
units ensure the precise supply of seeds or fertiliser. The optional
tank scales provide operators with up-to-date information about
current tank levels and application rates.
Seeds and fertiliser are transported to the distributors located
on the combination implements via hoses routed underneath
the tractor; alternatively, hoses can be routed on the tractor side.
Connectors are also available with quick-coupling systems to
minimise set-up times.
The company also states that the compact plastic tank design
preserves excellent forward visibility. "The tank can be comfortably
filled via a wide inlet and filling aids. The Solitair can be
combined with a front tyre furrow press or modular case weights
to optimise the balance of the tractor/implement combination."