Versatile tractors are a well-known leader in modern farming and has shaped farming through the production of tractors and tillage equipment. In 1966, Versatile was the first to mass produce articulated four-wheel drive tractors with the D100 and G100 models. Throughout their years of producing products, Versatile’s focus on durability, reliability and ease of service have remained as strong as ever.
Today, Versatile continues to be committed to producing quality products that will stand up under hard use for years to come. Their research process from development through engineering and production focuses on meeting farmers’ needs with reliable equipment they can depend upon for many seasons into the future. The current product line consists of articulating four-wheel drive tractors ranging from 405 to 620; tracked units from 530 to 620; fixed-frame front wheel assist tractor models between 175 – 365; plus a vast selection of tillage equipment.
The long history that Versatile has behind them allows them a better understanding than most companies when it comes to developing cutting edge tools suitable for various types of terrain or agricultural tasks while maintaining value throughout each product’s lifecycle.. With this commitment towards continual improvement within their designs, farmers around the world can rest assured knowing they are getting top quality products manufactured by industry leaders who understand what it takes for success in today’s market.
Versatile tractors are especially preferred for large plots of land. As they are powerful equipment, they are used by owners of large agricultural lands. 4WD models are most preferred.
4WD Models Versatile Tractors and Specs
Four-wheel drive vehicles are renowned for their ability to pull heavy loads and traverse difficult terrains with ease. Combining power, comfort, and durability, these modern workhorses are a dependable choice in the field. The four-wheel drives include premium features such as an advanced hydraulic system and the largest cab in the industry which provides unmatched visibility with 85.9 sq. ft (7.98 sq m) of window glass area. To further enhance user experience there is a range of options available, including:
- Deluxe Cab – Includes semi-active cloth seat with training seat plus additional features such as 120V AC power outlet, dual rotating beacons, monitor mounting bar etc
- Deluxe Pro Cab – An upgraded 12″ monitor featuring two USB ports is included on top of what’s offered in the Deluxe Cab
- Leather Seat – Heated ventilated semi-active leather seats and leather steering wheel available
The Versatile CBX system offers advanced data analysis for agricultural equipment owners to increase the efficiency of their business. By monitoring tractors remotely, farmers gain access to real-time results that track where units are located, how they are being operated, fuel levels and maintenance alerts. This information gives owners the ability to plan ahead and make informed decisions so they can maximize the performance of their tractors.
In addition, this system securely shares relevant machine data between owners and dealers so any issues can be quickly identified and addressed. Being able to understand problems in a timely manner helps reduce downtime while having an accurate picture of machine history allows for faster service solutions. With access to analytics from Versatile CBX, farm businesses have all the tools needed for long-term success.
Cummins continues to be the only engine provider for Versatile tractors, being a market leader in horsepower and torque. Their second-to-none engine displacement and Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) technology provides excellent torque response and pulling power. The X12 engine is used on all narrower frame models such as 405/430/460, while larger frame models (530/580/620) feature the Cummins X15.
The Cummins X12 11.8L six-cylinder turbocharged engine is designed with advanced combustion technology offering superior performance. While the Cummins X15 offers an impressive 10% power bulge at 2,100 RPM and up to 45% extra torque rise. Both engines provide efficient operation while delivering reliable power when needed most; making Cummins the ideal choice for demanding applications in agriculture or construction fields
This tractors are engineered to provide superior performance and enhanced productivity. Versatile four-wheel drive tractor models come complete with a reliable powershift transmission that helps give operators the power they need for completing even the toughest jobs.
Narrow frame models (405/430/460) feature the TA19 powershift transmission, while large frame models (530/580/620) are equipped with an improved TA22. The TA22 offers updated auto-shift parameters (1,650-2,100 rpm), increased torque ratings, 3% more torque in 3rd gear, 5% more torque in 4th gear and full torque availability in 5th gear. With 25 mph (40 km/h) road speeds and a wide selection of working range gears available across all model types, these smooth shifting transmissions deliver maximum productivity on any job site.
Outboard planetary axles are the industry standard when it comes to building reliable, efficient and powerful axles. The outboard design positions the planetary gear assembly towards the outside of the axle which maximizes available horsepower through large, precision machined floating sun gears. Hubs are suspended on large diameter bearings mounted directly to the axle tubes, ensuring that load is supported by the axle housing rather than drive train components.
The outboard design also allows for quick visual inspections of oil level indicators during routine maintenance thus reducing downtime. Additionally, reversing gears can double wear life which further increases reliability and efficiency of these axles. Outboard planetary axles remain one of the most trusted and respected solutions in tractor applications due to their consistent performance over time.
Versatile four-wheel drives are equipped with a state-of-the-art hydraulic system, providing the most efficient power and control of implements. The standard 53 gpm (201 L/min) pump or an optional 106 gpm (401 L/min) high flow pump provide ample capacity for even the most demanding applications. In addition, the closed center load sensing design will adjust pressure and flow on demand to meet specific needs. Furthermore, when not in use, the system goes into low pressure standby mode to conserve energy for more drawbar power when needed.
The easy fingertip controls of these versatile four-wheel drives allow operators to manage hydraulic functions with ease while monitoring hydraulic settings on the monitor for quick reference. With this combination of advanced hydraulics and user friendly controls, users can confidently operate any implement knowing they have reliable performance from their machine at all times.
- The Standard Features include centrally located hydraulic connections with six sets of ½” remote couplers and six flow controls.
- A 151L (40 U.S. gal) reservoir is provided for added convenience and use in the product.
- To further enhance operation, a ½” low pressure case drain is included as one of the features of the product
- An additional set of ¾” low pressure return couplers are also part of this standard feature package to give users more control over their operations even from a distance
- Power Beyond Additional ¾ low pressure couplers enable optimal performance in any application, with two additional couplers for added versatility.
- An additional case drain allows for more effective and efficient fluid removal from the system when necessary, further increasing its capabilities in a wide range of applications.
- The high flow hydraulic system has a maximum capacity of 106 gpm (401 L/min), making it an excellent choice for power-intensive operations that require reliable performance at all times.
- This powerful system is suitable for use in construction, agricultural and industrial machinery, providing exceptional control over both speed and direction to ensure precise operation each time it’s used.
- With long-term reliability guaranteed by robust components and construction techniques, operators can be confident that this high flow hydraulic system will provide reliable results every time they power up their equipment or machinery
Farmers in need of improved night time visibility have three lighting packages from which to choose. The Deluxe and Deluxe Plus lighting packages include LED lights, producing significantly more lumens than standard halogen bulbs – almost three times more on the Deluxe package and over four times as many on the Deluxe Plus variant. These superior lighting systems allow for longer working hours with less fatigue, and better visibility overall. Additionally, the durability of LED lights will help farmers save money on replacement bulbs and maintenance costs. With these three options available – Standard (14 Halogen lights/10,800 Lumens), Deluxe (12 LED/2 Halogen/30,000 Lumens) & Plus (19LED/2Halogen /47,500 Lumens) – it’s easier than ever to find the right lighting option for any operation.
In conclusion, Versatile Tractors are a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and powerful agricultural machine. Their popularity continues to grow since their inception in 1960 due to their high quality manufacturing and innovative design features. The company is owned by the private equity firm AGCO Corporation, which has been able to capitalize on this success by expanding its operations into multiple countries across various continents around the world. This has allowed them to become one of the leading manufacturers of tractors worldwide and they continue to provide customers with an excellent product that can help make any farming operation more efficient and successful.