The winners of the 2018 Valtra Design Challenge were announced at the EIMA Show in Bologna, Italy. The competition which started in April and ended on September 23rd was targeted globally to designers, academic design students, design studios and automotive suppliers. This year’s challenge was to design the multi-purpose vehicle of the future: a machine that can handle multiple tasks to meet future needs and that is more efficient than today’s highly specialized machines.
Nokian Tyres and Valtra have set the world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a driver, the tractor ploughed snow on a closed road in Southern Finland at 73.171 km/h (45.466 mph).
Trelleborg has joined the Valtra Smart Tour 2018 roadshow as an official partner. The Valtra Smart Tour demo fleet is equipped with Trelleborg tyres and Trelleborg will have a stand at Smart Tour locations. With the collaboration, both Valtra and Trelleborg aim to provide their customers with a more comprehensive customer experience at the roadshow and offer a good platform to deepen the discussion about Valtra tractors and Trelleborg tyres.
Valtra´s newest model series, Valtra A4 (75–130hp), has won the Red Dot 2018 Design Award in the category ‘Commercial Vehicles’. This award is a continuation to Valtra´s success in the world´s most famous and prestigious design award competition in which Valtra was recognized also in 2016 and 2017. The Red Dot Design Award recognizes the high-design quality of the A4 Series tractor.
The finals of the Valtra Master Cup were held in March among the winning drivers from last year’s national competitions. The most skilful Valtra driver proved to be Radoslav Račák from Slovakia followed by Tets Kalvis from Latvia in second and Jean-Philippe Paraire from France in third.
Concrete steps towards a cleaner future. Valtra has become the first tractor factory in the world to begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as the start-up fuel for all new tractors. As a result, around 700,000 litres of fossil diesel fuel will be replaced each year by 100-percent renewable fuel.
Valtra’s new armrest and user interface SmartTouch has won the iF Design Award, one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. This year over 6400 designs from 54 countries participated in the competition. The winners were picked by an international jury of 63 experts.
Valtra SmartTour is a full, all renewed Valtra experience on wheels. Every year we go on the road across Europe, visiting the most central locations for our customers and fans. This year we showcase the very best solutions for your smarter work - the revolutionary new armrest, Valtra SmartTouch for N, T and S series as well as the complete 4th generation line-up of Valtra tractors, including our award winning T Series and the all new A Series. Welcome aboard!
You can find us at booth A1, Hall 14, from 7 to 11 November. Come and visit us to find out more about Valtra products, technologies and services.
Paris, February 24-28, 2018
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