Driving it, is loving it: the new YT tractor range
The Demopark exhibition in Eisenach, Germany, from 11 to 13 June, was to be the highlight of the agricultural summer for us. For the first time, customers in the municipality and landscaping sectors in Europe were to see and try the new YT2 tractor range. We are convinced of the exciting new concept of the new YT2 tractors, but is the audience too?
From the moment the gates to the exhibition grounds opened, we attracted a lot of visitors to our stand. Demopark is the largest open-air exhibition for the green sector in Europe. This means that visitors are able to drive, feel and experience the latest technology in machinery. And they did. Many visitors climbed the cabin of the YT2 tractors we had on show and made a test drive on the fair grounds.
Positive, enthusiastic feedback
The overall response of the audience was very positive and full of enthusiasm. But there was more. The fact that ‘practioners from the sector’ actually drove the tractors, provided us with quite some valuable feedback to take back home. The YT2 tractors on show were pre-production models. Machines will be available from production in the fourth quarter of the year, and will soon replace the popular EF series models.
The new tractors set a new benchmark for driver comfort, ease of maintenance and operational versatility. Their most striking new features focus on:
- Engine – Reliable, emissions-compliant, future-proof and field-proven diesel engine
- Transmission – Hydrostatic transmission provides smooth changes and optimum power throughout the speed range.
- Cabin – Spacious, air-conditioned cab delivers optimum operator comfort and all-round visibility.
Next to being highly productive, Yanmar YT2 tractors are ahdnsome too. They have been designed by world-renowned Japanese industrial designer Ken Okuyama. Ken Okuyama is well-known for the design of numerous products such as architecture, furniture, robots, motorcycles and cars, including Ferrari and Porsche. Mr. Okuyama is a member of the board of Directors of Yanmar Holdings, Inc. since April 2013.
Read more on the specifications and new enhancements on the agriculture website.