The Tractor of the Year prize is awarded annually by a jury of 25 journalists from Europe’s leading agricultural machinery magazines, who judged the SAME Frutteto CVT 115 S to be the best tractor in the specialised category. The Frutteto CVT range is the latest technological evolution for vineyard and orchard applications – everything has been designed to offer the very best in efficiency, productivity and operator comfort. This coveted award is yet another recognition for SAME in the vineyard and orchard tractor segment, to go along with the Machine of the Year 2017 and Tractor of the Year 2016 awards for the Frutteto ActiveDrive in the specialist category.
During the international agricultural machinery exhibition held in Bologna from 7 to 11 November, SAME also presented the new Frutteto CVT ActiveSteer, equipped with a technology that introduces four-wheel steering to vineyards and orchards. The ActiveSteer option allows work to be carried out in tight areas, ensuring manoeuvrability, steering quality and a significantly better turning radius than a traditional machine, but with the same track and wheelbase as traditional rear axle configuration.
“We are very pleased to have again won the ‘Best of Specialized’ award at Tractor of the Year”, commented Lodovico Bussolati, CEO of the SDF group. “This award – together with the presentation of the ActiveSteer system on the CVT specialist range – is a source of particular pride for us, as both models were designed and manufactured entirely by SAME with the main strategic components – such as the engine, transmission and front axle – also designed and produced by SAME. These achievements help us strengthen our leadership position in the specialised tractor sector, which SDF has gained through continuous investment in Research and Development aimed at offering the market products with increasingly advanced technological content and the highest levels of comfort.”