Reduced turning radius, faster turns
Compared to a conventional tractor of the same wheelbase fitted with the same tires, the turning radius is cut by around 1.5 metres, which is especially beneficial during headland turns.
STEYR unveils the latest stage in its ‘KONZEPT’ development, with the release of details concerning the Hybrid Drivetrain Konzept following on from the display of the original ‘KONZEPT’ tractor at Agritechnica 2019.
The Hybrid Drivetrain Konzept has been created from the diesel/electric hybrid knowledge gained following the development of the STEYR KONZEPT tractor.
It shows where we are heading, especially in terms of transmissions and features which may find their way into tractors in the future: exactly as STEYR has been doing throughout its 75-year history.
A key research focus has been on the benefits of electric drive systems with the potential to power a lightweight, high-horsepower tractor delivering fuel consumption advantages averaging 8%. These benefits also mean new levels of driving experience and performance.
It eases the return to the top travel speed, which we can now achieve up to 25% faster than with a conventional transmission. It is also much more efficient at retaining as much as possible of its maximum travel speed when driving uphill. This is mainly driven by applying super capacitor technology, which enables us to boost the tractor’s power when there is greater demand. The same is true when working in the field with implements to cover peak load in high draft applications.