LS Tractors Takes The Clutch Out Of Shifting

New 16X16 gear box takes cues from joystick push button.

Published on: Oct 21, 2011

An automated mechanical transmission is the newest feature on LS Tractors USA's R-Series premium compact tractor line.

The 16 X 16 gearbox features electrical controls from a joystick and can be shifted with the flick of the thumb, or operated (with the thumb button) as a shuttle for forward and reverse loading and lifting operations. The new transmission is an option to the company's regular 16 X 16 synchro-shuttle or three-range hydrostat transmission.

The R-Series LS tractors are powered with a 4-cylinder Mitsubishi diesel engine rated 35 PTO horsepower with the mechanical transmissions and 33 hp. with the hydrostat.

An automated mechanical transmission is the newest feature on LS Tractors USAs R-Series premium compact tractor line.
An automated mechanical transmission is the newest feature on LS Tractors USA's R-Series premium compact tractor line.

The R-Series comes standard with power steering, a 540 rpm  rear PTO, and 9.5 gallons of fuel capacity.

Options include a 2000 rpm mid PTO, a variety of tire choices, and loaders and backhoes.

More information on the LS tractor line and the new transmission, visit www.lstractorusa.com, or call (252) 984-0700

The "automated mechanical transmission" on the R-Series features forward and reverse shuttle operation as well as changes between gears with a thumb push-button which governs clutching.
The "automated mechanical transmission" on the R-Series features forward and reverse shuttle operation as well as changes between gears with a thumb push-button which governs clutching.

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