Landini have updated the 5H Series, reinforcing its reputation as a jack of all trades.The key to the 5 series' success is the excellent modular transmission, with twelve each forward and reverse gears available on the standard model, through three mechanical speed ranges over four synchronised gears, as well as a hydraulically controlled PTO. The Techno and Top models in the range expand on this flexibility, with the optional creep transmission giving up to a maximum of forty eight forward and sixteen reverse speeds.
Obviously this power control needs a source and Landini have wisely opted to base the 5 series around the new Perkins 1104D engine. These engines have been designed from scratch specifically for agricultural use by Perkins, with all of the pedigree you can only get from a company who have been building tractor engines since 1932.
With a new hydraulic circuit system providing up to 82 litres per min of flow through four auxiliary spool valves, controlled with ease by lever controls, integrated in the right-hand console of the cab. This forms part of the redesigned, 'total view' cab, giving comfortable and intuitive control of the tractor and implements along with excellent visibility.