Ransomes has introduced a new series of TG tractors, ideal for municipal and grounds maintenance applications as well as light agricultural use.
The new TG6 series, which replaces the TG5, features a range of four compact tractors - the TG6370 IQ, TG6400 HST, TG6490 IQ, TG6490 HST, TG6620 HST and TG6670 HST.
The TG6370 IQ and TG6400 HST are powered by Iseki three-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engines operating at 2600rpm and developing 36 and 39 PS net respectively. Both TG6490 variants feature a four-cylinder Iseki engine developing 48 PS net, and, like all Iseki diesel engines, these power plants have been designed to provide high output with reduced emissions. The TG6620 HST and TG6670 HST are both powered by a turbo-charged four-cylinder water-cooled diesel engine producing 61 PS and 66 PS net at 2,600rpm respectively.
A new ergonomic design with a smoother profile hood provides better accessibility to the engine compartment, and a new cab design offers more space, more headroom, wider opening doors and air conditioning on all models. ROPS is also available on all models.
The TG6370 IQ, TG6400 HST and TG6490 IQ are all available with cabs and ROPS, while the TG6490 HST, TG6620 HST and TG6670 HST are only available with cabs, but come with a two-stage, six-speed hydrostatic transmission.
The TG6370 and TG6490 IQ transmission models have three ranges, each with eight forward/reverse gears and feature the new dual-clutch gearbox for fast and smooth gear changes, plus an automatic mode which utilises the top five gears, which change automatically, especially useful when towing, mowing or when on the public highway.
The contoured nose provides a clear view to the front of the machine; modern combination switches and controls have been employed and there's a high-quality, soft feel steering wheel, hydrostatic power steering and smooth two-mode adjustable PTO engagement. The main controls are located in a console on the right-hand side of the operator platform and a "feather touch" shuttle lever controlling forward/backward travel is located on the steering column.
Lifting capacity starts with an impressive 1,270 Kg (at ball ends) for the TG6400, 1400 Kg on the TG6370 IQ and rising to a hefty 1,700 Kg on the TG6490 IQ. Optional mid-mounted side discharge rotary cutting decks are available with 1.83 metre (72") cutting widths.
John Quinton, U.K. and Ireland Sales Manager at Ransomes, said: "The ever-growing range of Iseki TG tractors is fantastic for end users who require a high-quality piece of machinery which is simple and effective to use. Iseki has been successfully manufacturing mowers and tractors in Japan for 90 years and this is evident when you experience the product. The TG6 series is already proving to be a very popular choice amongst grounds care professionals and we are very excited to be distributing these products."
The TG6 series is very competitively priced for landscape and professional grounds care contractors as well as greenkeepers and groundsmen.