The 3000 F Series is the range of specialised tractors for vineyards and orchards now powered by Stage V. It features innovative technological solutions and a hood with a new look. The winning features of the new 3000 F Series are its compact dimensions: wheelbase 1,950 mm; minimum ground clearance 213 mm; external width from 1,350 mm to 1,617 mm; minimum height of the steering wheel from the ground on the platform version 1,256 mm and weight without ballast 2,200 kg, making it the ideal range for use in vineyards/orchards, greenhouses and for vegetables.
The 3000 F line-up includes two models with the new 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 2.5-litre Kohler engines with 55, 68 and 75 hp, with torque reserves of 50%, 45% and 32% respectively. Maintaining the considerable compactness of Kohler systems, the new engines are equipped with DOC systems without regeneration, therefore without affecting the productivity and efficiency of the machine in any way. Engine RPM management is provided by the Engine Memo Switch that allows you to store and quickly recall settings when passing from one activity to another. Full operational autonomy throughout the day is ensured by the 50-litre diesel tank.
The transmission built by Argo Tractors operates via a mechanical reverse shuttle with steering wheel control and has 16 forward and 16 reverse speeds with a range of 0.4 to 40 km/h with creeper.
One of the advantages of the 3000 F is the possibility of installing a Low-Profile cab that has a monocoque structure, 1.16 m wide at the base that drops to 0.86 m at the roof, with an overall height from the ground of at least 1.87 m. Best in Class in the category of conventional tractors, this version of the cab guarantees maximum respect for foliage in crops with a low crown, while maintaining a high level of comfort for the operator. This last factor becomes evident when looking at the wide door opening for easier accessibility to the cab, the tilting steering wheel, the multifunction dashboard, the absence of levers on the central tunnel, the air conditioning circuit and the optional rear camera. Finally, the Low-Profile cab offers maximum visibility in all directions, even for lateral operations, working on slopes and in the greenhouse, maximising the possibilities of use for this range of tractors.
Valpadana knows that more comfort means more productivity. For this reason, the company has designed and developed the Standard cab, a driving and working environment with automotive-style interior that allows the driver to ride in comfort whatever the season. The four-post design and the rear-hinged doors provide ease of access to the driving position and offer unequalled all-round visibility. Inside the Standard cab everything is comfortably arranged and within easy reach: the driving position is fully adjustable, the steering column can be tilted to suit the driver’s needs, all control levers and pedals are ergonomically positioned for maximum ease of operation and the digital instrument panel keeps the operator constantly informed on the tractor performance. All this within a space of only 1.1 m width. Thanks to these features, the Standard cab improves driving safety, reduces fatigue and allows greater concentration on the job in hand, thereby making for increased productivity.
Designed for professional use, the hydraulic equipment delivers 30 litres/min for steering and 50 litres/min for spool valves, up to 3 with the possibility to bring one outlet also at the front, in addition to supporting the rear hydraulic hitch featuring mechanical control and ELS (Ergonomic Lift System), with anti-dumping system and a capacity as high as 2,700 kg.