EDITORIAL – Queensland Smart Farmer.
A noticeable trend in today’s compact tractors is a move to bigger horsepower (hp). You can have all the horsepower in the world, but at the end of the day, you need weight to turn that power into traction. This is where the new APOLLO 354 is the true champion in compact tractors.
Finally the market has a 35hp tractor that combines compact dimensions with prodigious traction. This weight is not flab. The APOLLO’s loader has a safe working load of 480Kg, which is unheard of for a compact tractor. Add this to the proven formula of 4WD and a 4-in-1 bucket and you have a machine that is pound-for-pound, the best value on the market.
The APOLLO 354 is produced by one of the biggest diesel manufacturers in the world. It has a solid, cast iron chassis, shuttle shift, 4 cylinder, 35hp direct injection engine, under bonnet muffler, sunroof, 2WD/4WD selection and two sets of standard remotes, as well as rear wheel counterweights which assist stability during heavy front end loader work.
Suitable for small to medium properties, the APOLLO 354’s wider wheels offer superior stability on hilly terrain and its high road speed of 28kph means basic jobs like slashing get done faster. If you need to remove the front end loader quickly, simply operate the quick release mechanism (and even remove the quick release 4-in-1 bucket separately if you like).
A vast range of implements are available to fit the standard Cat 1 three point linkage. Attach a rotary hoe to create perfect garden beds in a commercial market garden application or create a kitchen garden that will be the envy of your friends. Add a backhoe for an efficient TLB (tractor loader backhoe) combination. Clear fire breaks or level for a new shed easily – the APOLLO 354 handles a 5’ box scraper very well and can also easily handle a post hole digger for fencing projects. Optional pallet forks and bale spikes are available to fit the front end loader.
If you need a reliable, versatile workhorse for your farm, the new APOLLO 354 35hp is an excellent choice.