The Terra Variant is the economic concept for tomorrow’s agriculture. The largest and most powerful serial-production tractor is impressive thanks to its enormous power reserves and its flexibility.
The fundamental principle of this powerful carrier tractor is as simple as it is ingenious:
one basic machine is used for numerous applications thanks to interchangeable superstructures. Transporting sugar beet or grain, spreading semi-liquid manure, solid manure or slurry, treating the soil and sowing - the Terra Variant sets new standards in the top tier of tractors as regards economic efficiency, impact, reliability and gentle soil treatment.
How does it differ from a powerful carrier tractor? - Here are the reasons why:
The basic idea behind the system tractors or equipment carriers is to provide the farm with a tractor for almost all types of work. The high range of applications enables a high degree of utilization over the year. Thus, fixed costs can be minimized.
Contrary to system tractors, carrier vehicles are to be used within confined domains. To this effect, the vehicle is not only an equivalent substitute for conventional work procedures, but also offers the possibility to redesign individual procedures. In this context, the arrangement of the individual components is in the focus.
The carrier concept is on principle based on a frame structure. Contrary to the system tractor, the cab is located in front of the front axle - directly above the engine. This arrangement helps to maximize the attachment compartment behind the cab. Unlike system tractors, the carrier vehicle thus has only two possible top or rear-mounted attachment compartments.
Here, specialized work procedures are in the focus, for which the vehicle is used similar to a self-propelled machine. Here, economic efficiency is not achieved by applications in many fields, but through a maximum degree of utilization in few areas. Practice shows that the marginal costs principle is applied to this effect.