Under the hood of 3E Series tractors is a 3 cylinder long stroke engine with extraordinary flexibility for coping easily with sudden peaks in load. An in-line injection system delivers a constant flow of fuel to the combustion chamber, maximising performance and minimising fuel consumption. The cross-flow geometry of the head optimises the flow of both incoming and combusted gases, improving the combustion process and engine efficiency. A sensor in the air filter warns the driver when the filter itself is clogged.
A simple mechanical gearbox with 4 speeds and 2 ranges offering a top speed of 32 km/h. Dry clutch with modulated clutch plate release system to prevent slippage and minimise wear.
The PTO operating speed of 540rpm is attained at an engine speed of 1,780rpm; this is where engine torque is highest, preventing excessive dips in engine speed and making continuous shifts unnecessary.
As well as simplifying regular maintenance, the externally mounted 24 l/min hydraulic pump delivers a constant flow oil to the distributors and rear lift. Top link with mechanical draft and position control. A set of levers puts the driver in total control of the lift to raise or lower the implement quickly when needed, while a control valve with flow regulator may be used to modify drop rate. Lift capacity is 1 250kg.