Futuristic Steyr Konzept tractor wins prestigious award

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Steyr's hybrid-electric drive ‘Konzept’ tractor has taken out the prestigious Platinum Award at the 2020 Muse Design Awards Competition

STEYR Konzept wins 2020 MUSE Design Award
STEYR Konzept wins 2020 MUSE Design Award

Designed in conjunction with its parent company, FPT, the Steyr Konzept tractor is an attempt at an environmentally friendly, yet functional tractor concept.

Awarded by a jury of renowned international design professionals and leading industry specialists, the Steyr Konzept succeeded in a field of some 3,000 entrants.

The highlight of the machine is its main modular hybrid electric drive which comprises a combustion engine, a generator, and several electric motors.

Steyr says the Konzept’s 4.5L, 4-cylinder engine works at optimal speed as an energy generator, charging batteries.

"The engine is disconnected from the wheels, and traction is provided by four independent electric motors directly installed in the wheel hubs," the company says.

Steyr claims that Konzept can achieve a 10 per cent fuel saving versus pure diesel, depending on its application.

TradeFarmMachinery.com.au was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the impressive Konzept tractor at last year’s Agritechnica exhibition.

Steyr says the Konzept tractor encapsulates a future vision for agricultural machinery.

"Conceived by CNH Industrial’s Design Center, the concept is characterized by a completely fresh design approach and is a distinct departure from conventional tractor design," Steyr says. "Every element is functional yet stylish, and the fluid design lines convey a technologically advanced approach.

"Key Steyr styling cues have been integrated and reinterpreted with a futuristic slant, such as the traditional external white cab structure and the inclusion of an asymmetrical grille," Steyr adds.

"The cab’s minimalist design language is complemented by advanced display projection technology. Key operating parameters are projected onto the front transparent screens to enhance overall operator visibility and access to at-a-glance information."

You can watch a video of the Steyr Konzept tractor above.

TradeFarmMachinery.com.au was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the impressive Konzept tractor at last year’s Agritechnica exhibition.
TradeFarmMachinery.com.au was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the impressive Konzept tractor at last year’s Agritechnica exhibition

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