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The new Lamborghini R3.85/95 range of tractors brings back value and simplicity without sacrificing safety or performance.

The Italian R3 is an evolution of the Lamborghini NCROSS model, a platform that has a long heritage with more than 200,000 units sold worldwide. The R3 is the latest development of this great world tractor.

The general-purpose tractor for small–medium farms and contractors can perform a wide range of tasks — ploughing, seeding, haymaking, slashing, and haulage — and with the front-end loader package, loader operations, materials handling or feeding livestock.

The liquid-and-oil cooled four-litre Lamborghini engine has a great reputation for fuel efficiency and lugging capacity. The simplicity of the four independent cylinder heads and in-line injection pumps gives reliability with ease of maintenance.

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The engine performance will meet the needs of users in the 80 to 100 horsepower segment — the R3.85 being naturally aspirated four-cylinders and the R3.95 turbo-charged.

The new R3 models are equipped with 20 forward and 20 reverse gears and have a top speed of 40km/h.

All transmissions comprise a five-speed synchromesh gearbox, four-speed ranges, and a synchromesh mechanical reverse shuttle.

The R3 is unique in offering the flexibility of 20 different speeds (without duplicated ratios) from creeper to 40km/h.

The three shift levers for the transmission are on the operator’s side.

This means that gearbox and range speeds can be shifted easily and intuitively. The operator can mount and dismount the platform unhindered by a clutter of leavers in between the legs.

Another new feature of these machines is the rear differential: on 95, the rear differential train incorporates four differential pinions. This benefits the transmission significantly, especially in terms of higher torque and permissible loads during heavy-duty operations such as ploughing and lugging.

The two models R3.85 and R3.95, are available in 2WD or 4WD versions.

The hydraulic system of the R3 is equipped with an open-centre pump rated at 56 litres per minute for the hydraulic remotes. The system includes a second independent open-centre pump dedicated to the power steering. Operating the steering does not degrade the hydraulic remotes or front-end loader operation.

Since 1984, Lamborghini has been equipped with fully independent oil-immersed disc brakes on all four wheels.

The R3.85 and R3.95 are both standard with positively engaged front and rear diff-locks with larger 18.4 x 30 rear tyres to ensure traction and stability.

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