The latest tech is being utilised on Canterbury-based Turley Farms.
The new X5 Series, offered in three models, is powered by a 3.6-litre Deutz four-cylinder engine – delivering max outputs of 99hp (X5.35), 110hp (X5.45) and 113hp (X5.55).
All models feature a simpler emissions control system in the form of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).
This, unlike a diesel particulates filter (DPF), requires no fuel-burn offs to clean, no maintenance and no operator intervention.
Power is channelled through a new 24x24 transmission with a splitter operated by a button on the gear selector. This permits easy up-and-down-shifts to cope with changing loads. In addition, the new Eco Forty feature offers reduced engine revs once a 40km/h cruising speed has been attained – saving fuel and reducing noise.
A four-speed PTO system also helps save fuel, by offering an economy setting for each of the normal 540 and 1000rpm speeds.
The hydraulics see a 63-litre/min gear pump (complemented by a 32-litre/min pump dedicated to steering and ancillary clutches), supplying the three, double-acting spool valves fitted as standard.
Meanwhile, a separate, dedicated 32l/min pump looks after power steering and transmission lubrication.
Other standard equipment in the X5 Series range includes interchangeable ball and claw ends for the 4500kg rear linkage lift arms, electronic rear hitch control, air suspension seat and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel.