Valtra - Your Reliable Partner
What kind of tractor would you like? 3
Reliable partner 4
State-of-the-art tractors produced in
a state-of-the-art factory 6
Power Partner – for consistently
safe tractors 7
Flexible range 9
Quality throughout 11
Valtra à la carte 13
Valtra’s roots 18
Global service 22
What kind of tractor would you like?
Valtra tractors are individually made to
order and each one is custom built to
meet the requirements of the customer.
This close and continuous interaction
with tractor users has allowed Valtra to
develop products and services to suit the four contrasting seasons of northern
climates, as well as to the heat of the tropics. Valtra tractors are built in one of
the most advanced factories in the industry at Suolahti, Finland, and, since
1960, Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. Now sold in over 75 countries worldwide. Valtra
is a worldwide brand of the AGCO Corporation, the third-largest manufacturer
of agricultural equipment in the world.
Valtra’s operations are focused on individual customer requirements and, unlike
other major tractor manufacturers, builds machines against a customer’s orders
and to their individual specification. To meet these needs the customer, together
with the sales person, decides on the tractor’s specification, choosing from
Valtra’s à la carte selection which offers up to half-a-million different combinations.
This building against a confirmed customer order represents the future today,
is highly efficient and effective and benefits both the customer and manufacturer.
Valtra also offers customers the unique opportunity to visit their Suolahti factory
and observe their very own tractors being built. Thousands of interested
customers accept this very special invitation each year.
Valtra Power Partner is our
promise to work together in
partnership with our customers:
a promise that guarantees
the customer the tractor and
service that have been individually
tailored to his needs.
This partnership commences
with specifying a new tractor
and continues right to the end of the tractor’s life.
By listening to and understanding the customer’s requirements and how he
wishes to use his tractor, the finished product will be the most efficient and
appropriate tractor for the job. Valtra staff play a crucial role in turning customers’
visions into reality.
The process of tailoring a Valtra tractor begins by choosing the power needed
from the extensive model line-up. Following this, the customer and Valtra
representative specify the hydraulics, powertrain and other properties to meet
the demands of the intended implements and use. In other words, the customer
does not simply have to choose the best available tractor model from a limited
selection; instead, Valtra builds the exact tractor the customer requires. Valtra
is also the only tractor manufacturer in the world that offers customers the
chance to choose the colour of their tractor.
Valtra’s extensive tractor range offers the perfect base on which to make individual
choices and the ultramodern order system allows tractor and equipment
specifications to be sent directly to the factory during the customer and
salesperson’s meeting. Once this information is sent to the factory construction
of the customer’s tractor can begin immediately.
At the heart of Valtra’s operating principles is proximity to the customer. This
extends from senior directors to everyone at the production facility. A warm
welcome awaits all customers who visit the Valtra factory to experience the
production and birth of their tractor. Whenever a new Valtra tractor is delivered,
a local Valtra specialist is on hand to instruct the customer on its safe and most
productive use, ensuring the unique qualities of Valtra tractors are immediately
put into practice.
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State-of-the-art tractors produced in a state-of-the-art factory
Valtra’s factory in Suolahti,
Finland is the most advanced
and efficient tractor
facility in the world. The
tractor factory consists of
two plants: one for transmissions
and one for the
assembly of tractors. The transmission plant is a pioneer in the flexible manufacturing
system (FMS) where the plant’s machine tools are always kept in ideal
working conditions. The absolute precision required for manufacturing transmissions
and hydraulics is guaranteed by highly trained experts and the latest
machinery and equipment.
At the end of the modern assembly line, each and every tractor is thoroughly
tested using a customised computer programme. Valtra’s R&D unit, training
centre for servicing operations, and worldwide parts centre all work in seamless
co-operation with Valtra
owners. Valtra is also in
continuous contact with
sales and servicing organisations
around the world, guaranteeing
quality at all
stages of the production
and support processes.
Power Partner – for consistently safe tractors
It is of great importance to Valtra that the customer
receives the tractor most suitable for them; one that
can develop and grow according to their needs. It is just
as important that the tractor remains reliable and dependable
from one year to the next. At the core of Valtra’s
advanced central parts system is the factory’s own parts
centre, which guarantees a constant and rapid supply
of parts and service support throughout the world for
models up to 30 years old. In many markets our parts service is available 24
hours a day, and within Europe are delivered within one day.
Original Valtra spare parts are recognised for their durability and reliability. Through
the AGCO Corporation, AGCO Parts are also available, offering Valtra owners an
even broader selection of original spare parts without sacrificing quality. Our fast
and efficient spare parts service and local Valtra service teams are committed
to keeping your Valtra tractor healthy throughout its working life.
Valtra’s training centre and workshop regularly instruct
international experts in our latest technology and
guarantee quality and up-to-date support for our service
and customer centres around the world.
Valtra’s high quality range of tractors, with their extensive selection of equipment,
form a superb overall farming solution. The model line-up covers a broad range,
from 54-horsepower tractors for orchards and vineyards to our 280-horsepower
flagship for large-scale farming. All tractors in the range share common Valtra
features, making it easy for Valtra owners and operators to use any one of them.
The extensive line-up of models also makes it possible to tailor an appropriate
tractor for all conditions. In Brazil, strong pulling power for high draft implements
is most appreciated, whereas in Europe customers value versatility, comfort and
advanced hydraulics. Both extremes have to be accommodated during product
development and when creating new models, making listening to the customer
from the outset all the more important.
Ongoing interaction with tractor users, the cornerstone of product development
at Valtra is continuous. Systematically collected feedback from customers has
helped create tractors that are as well suited to Arctic conditions in Nordic
countries as they are to the heat of the tropics. It is easy to recognise in Valtra
tractors the trademarks of a quality Nordic product: individuality, safety,
ergonomics, ease of use, and design that is pleasantly simple. The aim when
designing Valtra tractors is to create a product that is easy to use, purposeful
in its work, and versatile in its functions.
visibility through large windows is both a practical
and safety consideration. The entire design of Valtra
tractors is based around the operator. Visual appearance also plays a central
role in Valtra design. This has been recognised both by customers, and panels
of international experts, who have twice awarded Valtra – in 2003 and 2005 –
the “Tractor of the Year: Golden Tractor for the Design” title.
Power and precision from advanced technology
The goal of Valtra’s research & development work is to develop a line of tractor
models that foresee customer needs. The development of the latest technologies
is carried out in co-operation with other AGCO companies, speeding up the
process of adopting them for Valtra tractors. Valtra’s R&D laboratories include
an echo-free acoustics testing room, a freezing room, a dynaometer and a
versatile hydropulsator. Valtra carries out the final testing of all tractors and
their operations in real-life situations to guarantee performance when customers
need them the most.
A driver’s cab
Valtra has always been a pioneer in cab ergonomics. The tractor’s cab is the
driver’s office – a place where one has to be able to work comfortably for
hours at a time without getting tired or distracted. Valtra cabs are quiet,
comfortably air-conditioned, spacious and finished in relaxing colours. Excellent
The job of a good tractor is to carry out the work it is given as efficiently, safely
and easily as possible. An agile tractor should have a low centre of gravity and
a clean, uncluttered belly that will not get caught on obstructions. Valtra tractors
are built to work as efficiently in forestry as in agriculture, both on the farm and
contracting. In designing the tractor’s basic layout, its many potential tasks are
taken into account, as are the most demanding operating conditions. In 2004,
for the fourth year in a row, Valtra’s Brazilian factory was awarded the prestigious
Master Cana Award by the country’s sugarcane producers. Valtra won two
categories: “Best Tractor” and “Best After Sales Service”.
Nearly all Valtra models can be specified with a CAN bus, enabling the tractor
and implement to work together seamlessly and easily. Plug and play: the
automatic transfer of data between the tractor and implement ensures productive
and efficient work.
Valtra à la carte – virtually endless combinations
The performance and functional advantages of Valtra tractors are based on active
product development and technical innovations. A package that is suitable for
all types of work is created by combining the unique characteristics of Valtra
tractors with equipment that is designed to work in perfect harmony. Valtra
à la carte offers up to half a million unique combinations of performance
characteristics and equipment to create an individual tractor for individual
SisuDiesel engines: power, reliability, efficiency
Valtra tractors are powered by strong and efficient SisuDiesel engines and when
asked what they thought the best thing about their Valtra tractors was, owners
often placed the SisuDiesel engine at the top of their list. SisuDiesel offers a wide
range of engines, producing exactly the right power for each Valtra model.
Tractors powered by SisuDiesel’s EcoPower low-rev engines consume approximately
10 percent less fuel than similarly powered machines. EcoPower engines
are longer lasting, quieter, and more environmentally friendly than standard
A good example of SisuDiesel engines’ durability is Valtra’s unparalleled success
in European Tractor Pulling events, where engines are subjected to loads ten
times greater than normal operations.
SisuDiesel’s new Citius Series introduces Common Rail technology to meet
Stage3A emission legislation. The range includes 4.4 litre and 4.9 litre four-cylinder
engines, and a 6.6 litre six-cylinder engine. Common Rail engines are quieter,
run more evenly, react fast to changes in load, and offer excellent torque at low
revs. A new Valtra feature on models powered by Common Rail engines is a low
idle speed: when the tractor’s handbrake is applied, the engine idle speed
automatically drops to just 650 rpm.
European Tractor Pulling Champion
Valtra’s TwinTrac reverse drive system allows you to work comfortably and
productively in both directions. When working in reverse, implement visibility
is excellent, making operations more precise, efficient and easier.
Valtra’s Sigma Power feature has been developed to provide extra power for
PTO operations. When required by the PTO, the engine automatically produces
up to 30 extra horsepower. Sigma Power is ideal for work with implements
demanding considerable power from the PTO such as forage harvesters, round
balers and power harrows. Valtra’s Sigma Power was awarded a Gold Medal at
the international Agritechnica Exhibition in 1997.
Valtra has invested heavily in tractor powertrain development and Valtra powertrains
are respected for their excellent performance and high levels of efficiency.
Valtra’s unique Power Control system manages all powertrain functions, including
the forward-reverse shuttle, HiShift pushbutton clutch control, Powershift
pushbutton gearbox, and the PTO, in all operating conditions. This system offers
many practical advantages. For example; AutoTraction was designed specifically
for operations like baling that require repeated stopping and starting. When the
brakes are activated at less than 10 km/h, or when the engine speed falls below
1000 rpm, the drive automatically disengages and reconnects when the accelerator
is depressed. The HiShift pushbutton clutch control on the gear lever removes
strain from the driver’s clutch leg. The forward-reverse shuttle lever is situated
on the steering column, allowing the driving direction to be changed easily and
smoothly at any speed. The parking brake is integrated with the shuttle, increasing
both comfort and safety.
Valtra offers cab suspension with integrated driver’s seat, effectively dampening
vibrations in all driving situations. When working on fields, the suspension reduces
vertical movement by around a third. It also dampens up to 80 percent of harsh
vertical shocks that can occur when working on rough ground. Valtra tractors
equipped with cab suspension allow you to work in comfort for longer and drive
faster in many situations.
Driving tractors equipped with front axle suspension over uneven surfaces is
noticeably softer and more comfortable. Front axle suspension also improves
pulling power, as it keeps the wheels in constant contact with the ground. Valtra
tractors are available with either hydropneumatic front axle suspension or air
suspension, depending on the model. Aires air suspension is available on Valtra’s
most popular six-cylinder tractor models.
The design of every Valtra tractor has taken into account all possible uses of the
tractor. For example, the belly of Valtra tractors is as clean as possible to avoid
catching on obstructions or being damaged in the forest. Customers can also
specify a special, wider forestry cab. Forest cabs come with a rear accelerator
pedal as standard.
Valtra is the only tractor manufacturer in the world to offer customers the chance
to pick the colour of their new tractor and customers can choose from a range
Today’s Valtra tractors represent the culmination of two traditions: Finland’s
Valmet and Sweden’s Volvo BM, itself an offshoot from Munktell. The roots of
both Valtra and Volvo go back to Eskilstuna Mekaniska Werkstad, founded by
Theofron Munktell in 1832. Munktell built the first agricultural tractor in Scandinavia
In 1845, the J&CG Bolinder factory was opened in Stockholm, Sweden. The
Bolinder brothers Carl Gerhard and Jean built Sweden’s first internal combustion
engine in 1893. Bolinder and Munktell merged in 1932, one hundred years after
the founding of the Munktell factory.
Volvo, which was founded in 1927, began manufacturing tractors in 1943. Cooperation
between Volvo and Bolinder-Munktell (BM) was close from the start,
and in 1950 Volvo acquired BM.
Tractor production was also being developed in Finland. In 1951, the State Metal
Works (Valtion Metallitehtaat – Valmet) began manufacturing Valmet tractors in
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How will tractors look in the 21 st century?
This vision by Valtra designers dates back to 1982, when few,
if anyone, was thinking about the new millennium.
In 1960 Valmet expanded production to South America, establishing a tractor
plant in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. In 1979, Valmet acquired the tractor operations
of Volvo BM, thus combining the two largest and most advanced Nordic tractor
manufacturers. Thanks to the combined model line-up, Valmet became the
overwhelming market leader in the Nordic region in the 1980s. By 2001, Valmet
had been manufacturing tractors in Finland for 50 years. At the same time, the
company and brand were renamed Valtra.
A tradition of building better tractors
Significant technical innovations and the systematic questioning of traditional
solutions have always been the cornerstones of Valtra’s R&D operations. In 1964,
the company introduced a fully synchronised transmission, followed in 1967 by
an integrated safety cab as standard with hydrostatic steering, and gear levers
to the driver’s right.
The design of a new Nordic tractor began
immediately in 1979 following the acquisition of
Volvo BM’s tractor operations by Valmet. Valmet
was responsible for the overall design, while the
strong expertise of Volvo BM was extensively
utilised. The central technical features of the new
tractor included four-wheel-drive and strong lifting
power. Cab ergonomics and ease of use were also
taken to a new level. The new tractor was
introduced in 1982. In 1988 Valmet shocked the
tractor world by introducing a range of colour
options. This revolution, which still makes Valtra
tractors unique, coincided with the introduction
of making individual tractors, on which today’s unique customer order system
By 1971 the cab on the Valmet 502 Series featured a flat floor and special sound
insulation. The 502 introduced a new era of ergonomics to European tractor
design. The driver’s seat was fully adjustable and the controls for the lift linkage
system were ergonomically situated beside the driver – years before the competition.
The introduction of the Valtra S Series in 2001 opened the way for Valtra’s
contemporary design language and took cab ergonomics into the 21 st century.
In terms of power and programmability, the hydraulics on the Valtra S Series are
still unparalleled in the tractor industry. Valtra truly understands what makes a
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Valtra is the fourth largest western tractor brand. The company has production
facilities in Finland and Brazil, plus manufacturing under licence in India and
Turkey. Valtra is the market leader in the Nordic countries and one of the most
popular tractor brands in Latin America, proving the success of Valtra’s operations
in demanding markets and climate conditions. Including tractors built by its
predecessors Bolinder-Munktell, Volvo BM and Valmet, the company has built
over 800 000 tractors. Valtra is known across the world for high quality and
modern technical solutions and has been voted Finland’s most innovative
The wellbeing of Valtra employees is a key factor in our success. Our organisation
is based on teamwork, where responsibility and the honour of doing good work
is given to expert individuals who work
closely together. Good team play is only
possible if the working environment is
open and creative initiative is supported.
The entire staff at Valtra is committed
to the company’s core values: Team play,
Openness, Reliability and Own initiative.
We make promises we can keep – and
we make what we promise.
Valtra was the first tractor manufacturer in the world to be granted ISO 9001 quality
certification, in 1993. Valtra obtained ISO 14001 environmental certification in 2000.
In 2003, Valtra was granted the OHSAS 18001 certificate for Occupational Health and
Safety Management. These certificates are concrete proof of Valtra’s systematic work
to continuously improve and develop operations. Valtra is the only tractor manufacturer
in the world to hold all three certificates. In 1999, Valtra was also awarded the Finnish
Quality Award. For customers, these achievements can be seen in the unparalleled
quality of Valtra products and service.
Valtra and AGCO Corporation
Valtra is a worldwide brand of the AGCO Corporation, which is based in Duluth,
Georgia in the USA. AGCO is a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural
equipment and related replacement parts. AGCO products are sold in over 140
countries worldwide. The company has over 3900 independent dealers or importers
around the world. AGCO aims to offer the highest level of customer service, as
well as high-quality original spare parts for its tractors and agricultural machinery.
It also develops innovative software applications to meet the demands of today’s
agricultural enterprises and contractors. AGCO offers customers a range of financing
solutions and continuously trains employees to achieve even greater technical
expertise and customer service.
Valtra’s production plants, dealers, maintenance and spare parts centres are ready to serve you around the world.
Valtra do Brasil S.A.
Manufacturing under licence
FI-44200 Suolahti, Finland
Tel. +358 2045 501
Fax +358 204 55 0533
Valtra is a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation