Don’t let operator fatigue stand in the way of optimal productivity. Here are the transmission features that will help you get the job done more efficiently.
Operator fatigue is a major deterrent to achieving optimal productivity—especially for all-purpose tractors. Operator fatigue will decrease if you have a transmission that will do more of the work for you or even anticipate your needs. Here’s how to select the right transmission for the job.
Here are the transmission features you need to ditch operator fatigue:
- CVXDrive™ continuously variable transmission: It’s your best-in-class answer to achieving peak efficiency at all times. This transmission option takes technology from high-horsepower Magnum™, Puma® and Steiger® series tractors and applies it to Maxxum® and Vestrum® series tractors. Think benefits like maintaining desired speeds without gear-shifting; automatically selecting the most efficient transmission ratio for the desired speed or load; seamless speed changes through varying conditions.
- Clutch-less braking: When you’re baling hay, or doing any other work that involves frequent stops and starts, give your clutch foot a brake (dad joke intended). With ActiveClutch II technology, you can slow or stop the tractor simply by depressing the brake pedals.
- Memory Shuttle: Moving backwards and forwards need not require endless shifting. This feature automatically returns to the last gear you were in for each direction.
- Smart Range: Get up-to-speed quickly by shifting to the next range from any gear.
- Advance Loader Joystick: Shift to all 24 gears without lifting a hand—no gear shifter necessary.
Clutch-less braking, memory shuttle, smart range and advanced loader joystick are all available on the ActiveDrive 8 Dual-clutch Transmissions (for Maxxum and Vestrum series tractors.
- Clutch-less shifting: This feature is still available on simple transmissions. It’s especially helpful when you’re tackling hilly terrain or frequently changing speeds.
It’s available on ActiveDrive 4 semi-powershift transmissions for Maxxum tractors.