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    Vineyard Orchard Tractor Comparison Tool

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    COMPARE VINEYARD AND ORCHARD SPECIALIST TRACTORS

    BUYERS GUIDE TRACTOR COMPARISON TOOL

    Inlon has released the companion Vineyard and Orchard Tractor Comparison Tool so you can compare what is available from a tractor specialist like Landini and others. The tool enables you to identify what is important to you and make your own independent comparisons with other vineyard and orchard tractors.

    For each category:
    • IDENTIFY your key requirements
    • Get the related SPECIFICATIONS for each tractor relevant to your requirements
    • RANK the tractors from * to *** according to the best fit to your requirements
    Tractor 1
    Tractor 2
    Tractor 3
    Brand
    Model

    1. PTO Speed & Engine Performance

    A. How critical is accurate PTO speed to achieve the spray performance you need? 1-Not important 2-Moderately (+/-80rpm) 3-Important (+/-50rpm) 4-Critical (<+/-30rpm)
    B. Will economy PTO mode offer an advantage for light duty PTO work?
    C. Do you need 1000 rpm PTO speed?
    D. What are your ground conditions?
    1-Flat with little variation 2-Mild hills and slopes 3-Hilly conditions with steep areas

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    What engine rpm is 540 PTO speed?
    What engine rpm is the peak torque?
    What is the torque at 540 PTO?
    What is the peak torque?
    How much torque backup is available within the PTO rpm band you need? <link to explain>
    Does the tractor have 540 Economy PTO mode?
    Does the tractor have 1000 speed PTO mode?
    Does the tractor have electronic engine rpm control?
    RANK tractors according to your PTO speed performance needs

    2. Tractor Ground Speeds

    A. How important is the chemical coverage and penetration?
    1-Not important 2-Moderately 3-Important 4-Critical
    B. How important is chemical cost and wastage?
    1-Not important 2-Moderately 3-Important 4-Critical
    C. What is your critical spraying ground speed? (km/h)
    D. Second critical ground speed?

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    How many speeds does the tractor have in the 3-10km/h working range?
    Tractor ground speed in the best gear to match your critical ground speed?
    And speed in the best gear to match your other critical ground speed?
    Can you adjust the sprayer to accommodate the actual ground speeds?
    RANK tractors according to your ground speed needs

    3. Tractor Dimensions

    A. What is your overall width requirement?
    B. If applicable, what is the maximum height requirement to suit your tree / trellis canopy?
    C. How important is soil compaction to growth, water penetration and crop yield?
    1-Not important 2-Moderately 3-Important 4-Critical

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    Does the tractor meet your dimension requirements?
    What size rear wheel equipment does the tractor have to meet your width requirement?
    RANK the degree of soil compaction you expect from the tyre sizes of each tractor.
    RANK tractors according to your dimension requirements

    4. Cabin for Spraying

    A. How important is the cabin spraying performance to your requirements?
    1-Not important 2-Moderately 3-Important 4-Critical

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    Location of the cabin air filters? Side … Front … Rear
    RANK the level of cabin sealing (1-3 stars)
    Category-4 pressurised cabin?
    Rear windscreen wiper?
    RANK tractors according to your cabin requirements

    5. Hydraulics, Linkage & Electrical Services

    A. How many rear hydraulic remotes do you need?
    B. What maximum hydraulic flow rate (Litres/minute) do you need?
    C. How many front hydraulic remotes do you need?
    D. Heaviest attachment to be carried on the linkage?

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    Is the power steering pump independent of the pump for the hydraulic remotes?
    What is the maximum hydraulic flow rate with engine at 540 PTO speed?
    How many rear remotes?
    How many front remotes?
    Does it have flow rate control for a hydraulic motor?
    Linkage lift capacity?
    Does tractor have hydraulic or manual linkage levelling?
    What is the maximum current (Amps) rating of the alternator?
    RANK tractors according to your hydraulic and linkage needs

    6. Steering, Driveline and Braking

    A. What are your ground conditions?
    1-Flat little variation 2-Mild hills and slopes 3-Hilly conditions with steep areas
    B. Fully loaded towed weight of the spray cart?
    C. Travel on public roads?
    D. Headland width: What are your turning circle requirements?

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    Front differential lock or limited slip differential?
    RANK the traction given the wheel equipement on the front and rear (1-3 stars)
    Turning circle performance?
    True 4 wheel braking with independent front brakes? Or engaging 4WD?
    RANK tractors according to your driving requirements

    7. Ergonomics

    A. How many working hours per year does the tractor accumulate?
    B. Maximum working hours per day during peak spraying period?

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    Test drive and RANK the driver comfort and tractor stability?
    Seat with pneumatic suspension?
    Was steering adjustable to suit you (angle & height)?
    Rear tyre size? Did this add to ride comfort?
    Were all the controls (linkage, PTO, transmission) all within easy reach?
    RANK tractors according to your ergonomic needs

    8. Costs and Benefits

    A. What is your tractor budget?
    B. How many productive years do you want from the tractor?
    C. Effect on chemical costs, productivity and yield (cumulative compaction) from the tractor ($pa)

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    Purchase price?
    Purchase finance cost per month?
    RANK tractors according to your budget and cost/benefit

    OVERALL ASSESSMENT

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    Allocate points from each tractor depending on the importance of each * criteria to you
    Number of RANK Stars for PTO Speed Performance
    Number of RANK Stars for Ground Speeds
    Number of RANK Stars for Dimensions
    Number of RANK Stars for Cabin
    Number of RANK Stars for Hydraulics and Linkage
    Number of RANK Stars for Steering, Driveline and Braking
    Number of RANK Stars for Ergonomics
    Number of RANK Stars for Cost per month, benefits and affordability
    Your OVERALL ASSESSMENT

    Click this link to download the comparison tool.

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    Disclaimer: Specifications and features described on the website are subject to change without notice. All care has been taken to present accurate information, however, the company is not liable for unintended errors or omissions.