TRX tractor excels for Antonio Carraro

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Powerful, reversible and with a sturdy build, the Antonio Carraro TRX tractor can handle steep country with ease

Antonio Carraro’s TRX tractor is the Italian manufacturer’s most popular model in Australia, well known for its reversible driver’s seat that allows operators to work the power take-off while facing it.

Doing this requires that the tractor has the same speeds in both directions, and all the TRX models have 16 forward and 16 reverse gears, as well as a manual transmission.

TRX is an acronym and the letters stand for steering front axle (T), reversible console (R) and equal size wheels front and rear (X).

Antonio Carraro tractors are popular for orchard growers

The tractor is now available in four different versions, with horsepower options of 50, 71, 90 and 105 (36, 53, 67 and 78kW).

The 50 and 71hp TRX models fit a Yanmar engine, while the two bigger versions fit a Kubota engine.

Australian standard specifications of the TRX include two double acting hydraulic distributors – one of which has floating position– and one oil reflow, making five rear couplings in total, plus adjustable three-point linkage arms.

All models can be fitted with joystick, air conditioned cabin and carbon filters, but the 105hp model has a pressurised cabin system that allows the best comfort for operators who are often spraying their crop.

The TRX 10900R (105hp) can also be fitted with the options of constant hydraulic flow at 50L per minute – a requirement that is often necessary in bigger orchards.

The three-point linkage lifting capacity ranges from 2,100kg on the 50hp model to 2,300kg on all other TRXs.

Another important quality of these models is their tight turning circle.

The TRX maintains the simplicity of manual transmission without the hiccups of complex electronics, which is why the company believes it has been the most popular of all its models.

The operator can turn around and face a rear attachment

It is a tractor with a low centre of gravity, thanks to the engine mount overhanging the front axle, which also allows operators to use it on a side of the slope at up to 30 degree angle.

An oscillating chassis allows independent movement of 15 degrees in the front or rear axle, ensuring these constant four-wheel drive tractors are always touching the uneven ground with all four wheels.

"Since 2021 we have introduced the 50hp TRX 5800, which is a great tractor for small to medium size farms," Antonio Carraro Australia sales manager Marco Corra says.

"We always had a standard monodirectional 50hp tractor in the range, but now we can offer a reversible 50hp tractor, with the option of a cab and the same transmission of its bigger TRX brothers.

"Our customers love to be able to work in reverse and being able to mow their land with the attachment right in front of them or use a bucket or a mulcher or a forklift."

Antonio Carraro Tractors are becoming more common in areas where steep country is a substantial factor to take into consideration when purchasing a new machine, or confined spaces like dense orchards and greenhouses, Corra says.

Their compact size but high horsepower and strong built components make them reliable and also in high demand in the second-hand market.

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