We were thrilled to make a special delivery to Hadlow College on Wednesday 16th January...
A brand new state-of-the-art Valtra N174D tractor with integrated smart technology proudly rolled up at their engineering department.
James Robson, Dealer Principal at our Kent Branch, delivered the tractor along with Ben Marsh, our Product Support Technician, who gave the students and lecturers an overview of the tractor. Students and staff looked on as the hi-spec machine was unloaded and hit Hadlow College soil for the first time!
The Valtra will be used by the colleges Level 3 and University Centre students and, with its Twin Trac and Quick Steer systems, means it can be driven in reverse, in the same way as normal forward-driving by turning the whole seat unit around, making some types of field work much easier. It also uses its AutoGuide system to steer itself with no driver input, for precision crop work.
We and AGCO will be working with the Hadlow College Agricultural Engineering team to enable the college drones to capture field maps to be uploaded to the tractor. This will enable Map-Based Variable Rate Application, vital in an ever-changing industry where demand is increasing and efficiency is key.
We can’t wait to see the Valtra in action. With its black body and black wheels, some are already referring to it as Hadlow’s ‘batmobile’ – and Hadlow College hope to train some future farming superheroes in it!