A world first from Valtra

Valtra presented a global premiere during SkogsElmia. It was a forest version of the new High Tech 4.

“The forestry equipment was mounted on it a few days before the fair,” explains Per Wretblad of Lantmännen Maskin, which represents Valtra in Sweden.

The tractors are basically the A series equipped with a new type of gearbox. Instead of 12 mechanical gears, this version has power shift with 16 electric gears.

“This is the first time the tractor is being exhibited at a trade fair with this gearbox,” Wretblad says.

The forestry version’s features include belly plates, a steel fuel tank instead of a plastic one, lamp guards, rear window grommet to run the crane cables into the cab, and diagonal tyres. The last-mentioned need explaining.

“Diagonal tyres have stronger sides and are more durable in the forest than radial tyres,” says Wretblad.

Published
6/8/2019
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The new Valtra High Tech 4 was exhibited for the first time at a fair during SkogsElmia.
The new Valtra High Tech 4 was exhibited for the first time at a fair during SkogsElmia.
The tank is steel, not plastic, when Valtra’s tractors are used in the forest.
The tank is steel, not plastic, when Valtra’s tractors are used in the forest.
A new gearbox with 16 gears plus electric power shift.
A new gearbox with 16 gears plus electric power shift.