At SkogsElmia the tractor was relaunched in an improved version.
“The new version has both articulated steering and steerable front wheels, which creates a very tight turning radius and makes the tractor more agile in the forest,” explains Stefan Blom, forestry manager at Valtra’s Swedish distributor, Lantmännen Maskin.
He says it was a changed market, especially in Sweden, that led to the revival of the X series tractor:
“Today’s farmers are multitaskers who farm their fields, work in their own woods and also take on contracting work.”
At the fair the tractor was shown with a variety of equipment, ranging from a crane with a harvester head to a road grader mounted underneath the tractor. With dual steering – both at the articulated joint and with the front wheels – it suits today’s multitaskers in the forest, on the fields and on the road.