Ransomes introduces new Iseki grounds care tractors
Published: 16 November, 2016
Ipswich-based grounds care specialists Ransomes has introduced a new series of TG tractors aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications.
The new TG6 series, which replaces the TG5, features a range of six 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, 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 design with a smoother profile hood provides a clear view to the front of the machine and 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. A roll-over protection structure (ROPS) is also available on all models.
Cabs are optional in the TG6370 IQ, TG6400 HST and TG6490 IQ, while the TG6490 HST, TG6620 HST and TG6670 HST are only available with cabs and come with a two-stage, six-speed hydrostatic transmission.
The TG6370 and TG6490 IQ transmission models have eight forward/reverse gears and feature the new dual-clutch gearbox plus an automatic mode which uses the top five gears to help when towing, mowing or when on the road.
The main controls are located in a console on the right-hand side of the operator platform and a shuttle lever controlling forward/backward travel is located on the steering column.
Lifting capacity starts with an impressive 1,270 Kg (at ball ends) and TG6400, 1,400 Kg on the TG6370 IQ, 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.
Ransomes UK and Ireland sales manager John Quinton said: ‘The ever-growing range of Iseki TG tractors is fantastic for users who require a high-quality piece of machinery which is simple and effective to use.
‘Iseki has been 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 among grounds care professionals and we are very excited to be distributing these products.’