New Holland has launched its 4WD utility vehicle to the UK market, signalling a new era in Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) performance and versatility.
The press launch of the Rustler 120 comes ahead of the new machine's UK public debut on 9-10 June at Cereals, the leading technical event for the UK arable industry.
The unveiling will be welcome news for those in the agricultural, groundcare, forestry and utility sectors who require a rugged, reliable all terrain vehicle.
Built tough with an ability to work across a number of applications, the two seat machines with automatic 4WD and auto differential locks are designed with versatility in mind.
The ultimate in performance and endurance is also guaranteed by the Rustler's three-cylinder, 20 hp diesel engine and lightweight, corrosion-resistant, aircraft-grade aluminium chassis.
Rupert Boobbyer, New Holland European Groundcare Product Marketing Manager, says the launch of the Rustler 120 represents a dynamic new offering from the groundcare and agricultural machinery manufacturer.
"It's the vehicle of choice for multi-tasking across an array of applications, and as such is one of the most versatile units we offer.
"Be it on the farm feeding livestock, repairing fences or inspecting crops, or used as a task master on the building site, golf course or park, the Rustler combines rugged performance with an ultra-smooth ride for go-anywhere, do-anything confidence."
The spacious rear load platform can carry up to 476 kg, and can be tipped by the optional powered tipper, making it the perfect choice as a load carrier or transporter in industrial, construction or forestry sites. In addition to the load capability on the rear deck the Rustler 120 can be specified with a rear hitch coupling, capable of towing up to 797kg.
The driveline is a highly efficient belt Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), fully covered to protect it from the elements, Boobbyer says.
"It has one ratio in each direction so there is no fiddly gear changing to achieve the maximum 40 kph on the road."
New Holland offers the Rustler 120 in two models: one for on-road and the other for off-road use, allowing operators to optimise working life - whatever the task. On top of this, the Rustler 120 also offers an attractive option in leisure activities such as shooting, fishing and golf, with the availability of camouflage paint.
The on-road Rustler, which comes equipped with road-legal lights and fully-suspended seats for a comfortable drive, also features front and rear towing hitches and the hydraulic-powered lift deck.
The off-road Rustler can be tailored to suit individual requirements. Customers can choose between either turf or agricultural tyres and manual or hydraulic-powered lifting deck, among other possible customisations.
Rack and pinion steering is standard across both models, and independent coil suspension on each corner ensures wheels stay on the ground for maximum traction as well as a superb ride.
The standard 524 CCA battery and 60 amp/hr alternator provide the power to light the way at night with the ability to plug in a hand-held lamp for night time use. All models feature full roll-over protection, and an optional cab may be added.
For more information on New Holland visit www.newholland.com