Power at your fingertips
Valtra tractors offer you a range of transmission and hydraulic options that allow you to perform tasks precisely, comfortably and with maximum available power.
For added safety and comfort the shuttle also features an integrated handbrake, which is engaged automatically when the shuttle switch is in P mode or when the engine is turned off. Selecting a driving direction releases the handbrake, so it cannot be left on by mistake.
The continuously variable transmissions on Direct and S Series models select the optimal transmission ratio depending on the selected driving range and operating modes.
The HiShift feature on Valtra's HiTech, HiTech 5 and Versu powershift transmissions allows to change gears manually without pressing the clutch pedal, making your work more efficient and reducing the strain on your clutch leg and foot.
By selecting the ideal work area, you benefit from the optimum efficiency between the engine and transmission, allowing you to drive more economically.
Note that all the work areas have lower top speeds on 40 km/h transmissions compared to 50 km/h.
Work Area A
Heavy pull / special crop
- For the heaviest works, like low speed tillage or special crop harvesting.
- Ideal when highest pulling force is needed continuously, or when most precise speed adjusting is needed.
- Extremely high pulling forces with PTO driven trailers.
Work Area B
- Universal field work range
- Ideal from seeding and faster tillage up to different forage operations
- Easy control of different operations (like harvesting speeds) essential
- Also suitable for e.g. transport in the forest
Work Area C
- Ideal when transporting on field conditions
- Suitable for many municipality applications
- Efficient starting with heavy loads
Work Area D
- Ideal for road transport at high speeds.
Automatic mode is optimal for most operations in the field and on the road. Automatic mode uses the highest possible transmission ratio to optimise fuel use.
Manual mode can be selected in A and B work ranges. The transmission ratio is controlled solely by driver using the CVT lever. Suitable especially for harvesting tasks that require specific speeds for different conditions and crops.
Transmission droop setting
The transmission droop setting determines how sensitive the transmission system is to changes in engine load. The transmission droop settings allows you to choose between power and economy. Leave the potentiometer in the middle position, and the tractor will function with a normal mix of power and fuel economy.
Speed balance forward/reverse
When the potentiometer is in the middle position, the speeds in both forward and reverse are equal (100%). Turning the potentiometer clockwise reduces the driving speed in reverse by 10 to 90 percent, and turning anticlockwise reduces the driving speed forwards accordingly. This function can be used when extremely slow speeds are required (down to 0,01 km/h) or when manoeuvring at headlands.
Engine braking control
Switch between three positions: low, normal and rolling. The rolling setting is recommended for slippery conditions, for example on snow or ice.
Automatic mode is the default setting when starting the engine. The operating principle is simple: automatic mode uses the highest possible transmission ratio to optimise fuel economy. For example, when pulling a load in difficult terrain the transmission adjusts the ratio (engine speed) to maintain a constant ground speed. There is two ground speed cruise control settings and an engine speed cruise control setting.
When you want to control both the ground speed and the engine speed precisely, you can select manual mode. There is two ground speed cruise control settings and an engine speed cruise control setting. When using the PTO, the engine speed cruise control adjusts the rpm to achieve the required output.