It started with the engine; Cummins, the exclusive engine supplier to Versatile, outlined the path to achieving T4 emission standards. Work began on a new cab and operator environment, focusing on visibility and operator comfort and convenience. Caterpillar would provide a full range of Powershift transmissions. New styling would improve visibility and become a design model for future Versatile tractors. And it had to maintain the reputation that Versatile four-wheel drives have carried since 1966.
The result is a new Versatile four-wheel drive designed to enhance the profitability of large scale farming operations and compete with the best in the world, while upholding the Versatile cornerstones of reliability, durability and ease of service and maintenance.
- QSM 11 Engine 425hp
- NO AdBlue/NO DPF/ NO EGR
- CAT TA19 16/4 Powershift transmission
- Deluxe cabin with leather active seat
- Heavy duty outboard planetaries
- LED light package
- 1000 Speed PTO
- Full Weight Pack
- Can be set up to 3mt centres
- Trimble GFX750 Precision Ag System (RangePoint Ready)
The Versatile Evolution
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Cummins QSM Engine
The Cummins QSM11 powers the VE425 models. The 11-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine delivers superior performance using advanced combustion technology. The turbocharger is designed for optimum boost to improve throttle response across the operating range. Electronically across the operating range. Electronically controlled unit injectors with cam-driven rate shaping optimize both emissions and efficiency. The mix of proven field performance and advanced technology is designed to be durable and reliable.
CAT Powershift Transmission
The entire line of Versatile four-wheel drive tractors now feature 16 x 4 CAT® powershift transmissions. The 425 model uses the TA19. The smooth shifting dependable CAT® transmissions offer 25 mph (40 km/hr) road speeds and a large selection of working range gears for every application. The transmission is programmable for auto-shifting and speed matching.
The Versatile four-wheel drives offer the largest cab in the industry. The cab interior is 20% larger than previous models and offers 85.9 sq. ft. (7.98 sq. m) of window glass an increase of 14% from previous models. The new cab and hood design also increase forward visibility by 35% over the last generation. Additional standard cab features include; a front and rear intermittent wiper/washer system, front and rear sun visors, four 12-volt outlets, four cup holders, and multi-directional vents.