Ransomes Jacobsen has introduced a new compact tractor, the Iseki TH4335, powered by a 32 PS, three-cylinder, liquid cooled diesel engine operating at 2600rpm, which results in reduced noise levels.
Like all Iseki diesel engines, the power plant has been designed to provide high performance at low cost. Maximum speed is 30 km/h and it has a 35 litre fuel tank, 16 percent larger than the TH4260 that it replaces.
A new ergonomic design with a rounder profile is similar to that of the larger TG range and a new synchronised shuttle transmission provides 12 forward and 12 reverse gear options. Unlike many competitor machines the four creep gears, with speeds ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 km/h, come as standard.
Also standard is rear folding ROPS protection, while operator comfort has been enhanced with a floating floor which results in less noise and vibration. 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 step-through operator platform is wide and flat with a high quality rubber mat insert to dampen noise. The narrow steering column allows good visibility to front-mounted implements. All controls and levers are readily at hand on either side of the fully adjustable suspension seat.
Lifting capacity is an impressive 1100Kg (at ball ends) with a front hitch and rear drawbar for towing and hauling. The front axle is reinforced adding strength and durability and now has a capacity of 1200Kg, 37% stronger than the TH4260. An optional mid-mounted 1.52 rotary cutting deck, Iseki's SSM60, is also available
Competitively priced at £12,338 the TH4335 is sure to appeal to landscape and professional grounds care contractors as well as greenkeepers and groundsmen.