Power, comfort and reliability define the AGCO line and that includes the newly introduced 45- to 73-pto horsepower AGCO GTs. The new series complements the compact STs (20 to 55 engine hp) and utility LTs (70 to 80 pto hp).
Whether 2WD or 4WD, cab or platform configuration, the GTs offer balance of power to weight and a turning radius of 10.5 feet. The series includes the GT45, GT55, GT65 and GT75.
“Our farmer customers have been looking for the same tough, reliable tractors in this horsepower range as they have experienced in our compact, utility and larger row crop tractors,” says Todd Stucke, general marketing manager, AGCO tractors. “The GTs are the ideal big tractor for smaller acreages. At the same time, they are sized right for loader and utility jobs common to larger farming operations.”
GTs feature proven, well-balanced and efficient three- and four-cylinder engines with SynchroShuttle transmissions and push button controls for pto, all-wheel drive and differential lock.
The GTs' three- and four-cylinder engines boast fuel injectors for each cylinder. This power pairing helps insure more precise fuel control for a more economical burn and reduced emissions. The streamlined design also allows easier access and simpler maintenance procedures.
The SynchroShuttle transmission with its fully synchronized four-speed gearbox and four speed ranges provides 16 forward and eight reverse speeds. To reverse direction, simply depress the clutch and switch the shuttle control without coming to a full stop.
AGCO GTs were designed with operator ease in mind. Whether platform or cab equipped, they feature a large, open, flat platform. Mechanical controls for engaging all-wheel drive, differential lock and the pto, clutter competitive tractor platforms. On the GT, they have been replaced by electro-hydraulic controls.
“All the operator has to do is press a button,” says Jerry Oxborough, sales engineer, AGCO tractors.
“The hydraulics take care of the rest. Eliminating clutter and having a spacious, flat platform is important.”
Operator control and peace of mind is also enhanced with the front-wheel wet disk brakes that are standard on all-wheel-drive models. Individual front wheel brakes better handle braking loads to enhance driver control when traveling at top road speeds of 25 mph.
The 3-point hitch offers a lift capacity of 3,520 pounds at 24 inches. Top-link draft sensing provides better control for mounted implements, while position control helps insure consistent implement depth settings. The 21.8 gpm hydraulic flow provides hydraulic power for combinations of implements such as loaders and rear blades.
The two optional remotes can operate mounted and trailing implements.
“The GT tractors are built to handle a wide variety of implements,” says Stucke. “The PTO horsepower range from 45 to 73 means there is a right-size tractor for every operation, no matter how big or how small.”
For more information on AGCO tractors, visit the Web site at www.agcocorp.com.