Zaragoza, February 143th, 2012; Same has completely redesigned its range of orchard and vineyard tractors and has introduced a number of new innovations – each one designed to enhance performance, manoeuvrability and efficiency. Based on years of expertise in producing tractors for this specialised agricultural sector, the new Frutteto³ range reveals a brand new look and provides fruit farmers and wine growers with a selection of compact models capable of performing row-crop work with effortless precision. The new Frutteto³ range is also a proof of Same’s expertise as one of the major manufacturers of special tractors in the world.
Euro 3 engines
The latest additions to the Frutteto³ range are powered by SDF TIER III engines – their compact size making them ideal for use in orchard/vineyard tractors. Offered in three- and four-cylinder turbo and turbo intercooled versions, a key feature of the engine’s design is the fuel injection system which uses individual pumps for each cylinder. This state-of-the-art system produces an extremely high working pressure and instant injection. Combined with the electronic engine management, this ensures that performance and fuel economy is optimised in all working conditions – the control unit automatically regulates fuel injection at all engine loads and speeds. The engines of SAME Frutteto³ tractors are also fully compatible with 100% pure biodiesel fuel. For further noise reduction and efficiency the new model introduced are equipped with a viscous fan.
The range comprises 5 models
Frutteto³ 80 3-cylinder Turbo intercooler 82 hp / 60 kW
Frutteto³ 90.3 3-cylinder Turbo intercooler 90 hp / 66 kW
Frutteto³ 90 4-cylinder Turbo intercooler 85 hp / 63 kW
Frutteto³ 100 4-cylinder Turbo intercooler 96 hp / 71 kW
Frutteto³ 110 4-cylinder Turbo intercooler 106 hp / 78 kW
The most advanced transmission in the speciality sector
The new Same Frutteto³ tractors bring a unique transmission concept to the specialist market – a transmission that has been designed to achieve maximum efficiency and versatility
The new Same models are available with a three-stage Powershift gearbox (with three change-on-the-move ratios) and Overspeed, an electronic system that enables the tractor to reach 40 km/h at an economical engine speed – a speed which corresponds closely to that of maximum torque. All these factors combine to produce an optimal power curve, better fuel economy and superior driving comfort.
New look and cab
The range has also been completely restyled. The most noticeable feature perhaps, is the one-piece engine bonnet with its centrally mounted headlights – an attractive modern styling now used throughout the Same range. When the bonnet is opened, simply by pressing a button, it allows easy and spacious access to the engine compartment for routine maintenance operations.
Positioning the air cleaner close to the intake grille ensures a steady and efficient flow of air to the engine and the bonnet’s rounded lines and tapered shape also enables the tractor to manoeuvre easily between crop rows.
The Frutteto³ restyling is completed through use of a four-post cab that offers high visibility along with modern sound-proofing materials to reduce the inner noise level of the cab by about 3 dB/A. The new compact internal roof design also incorporates a new designated site for the radio and loudspreakers. Powerful air-conditioning is is provided by a more efficient radiator and a new cowling which optimises the cooling air-flow from the roof of the cab.
Dimensions and equipment
The new Frutteto³ range of tractors offer a comprehensive choice of engines, dimensions and equipment packages. Each model is available in three different versions as the Frutteto³ V- and S or the Frutteto³, which differ in terms of size. The Frutteto³ series offers a minimum track width at the rear axle of 880 mm (Frutteto³ V), and is ideal for narrow vineyards, while the Frutteto³ S-series, with a minimum track width at the rear axle of 940 mm, is suitable for wide orchards and vineyards. The Frutteto³ starts with a minimum track width of 1.050 mm.
With a completely new design of front axle carrier and a revised hood design, all three versions offer an increased steering angle for better manoeuvrability in narrow rows. This is is achieved without any further mechanical or hydraulic assistance. According to model, version and tyre dimension, the Frutteto3 offers a steering angle of up to 58° which equates to a minimum turning radius of 3.4 m
The three versions also offer two different equipment levels:
Frutteto³ LS: Intermediate model for wide orchards and vineyards, with electrohydraulic controls, powershift and mechanical shuttle
Frutteto³ GS: Top-of-the-range model with powershift, hydraulic shuttle and Stop & Go. The LS and GS equipment packages are available for both the Frutteto³ and the Frutteto³ S.
Based in Treviglio, Bergamo (northern Italy), the SAME DEUTZ-FAHR (SDF) group is one of the world's leading makers of tractors, combine harvesters, agricultural machinery and engines. SDF products are manufactured and marketed under the SAME, DEUTZ-FAHR, LAMBORGHINI, HÜRLIMANN and GRÉGOIRE brands.
Tractors range from 30 up to 270 hp, and combine harvesters from 120 up to 400 hp.
In 2010, SDF employed some 2300 people worldwide and recorded sales turnover of €855 million, generating a profit of €20 million (EBIT).
The group holds a 26.7% stake in DEUTZ AG, an independent and world-leading manufacturer of diesel engines, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
For further information please contact:
Same Deutz-Fahr UK Ltd
Product Marketing Manager
Tel. +44 1788 892113