V altra, as a specialist in agricultural machinery, presents the 5.8 meter long , 2.55 meter wide and 3.13 meter high Valtra T254 Versu tractor available for the record run. The 7.3-ton tractor with a full tank generates 271 hp at 1,900 rpm from its 7.4-liter six-cylinder turbo diesel. and has a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm at 1,500 rpm. The PS5 transmission offers 30 forward and 30 reverse gears and thus normally covers a speed range of 0.7 to 53 km /h. The control software was adapted here for the record run. In addition, the front lifter was equipped with a gigantic snow shovel blade.ord under secure conditions and with the cooperation of research teams from both Nokian Tires and Valtra. Without a driver, the tractor finally “plowed” the snow at 73.171 km /h on a closed road in southern Finland. World record for self-driving clearance vehicles.
For show purposes, Valtra shared the route with two-time Finnish rally world champion Marcus Grönholm, who was accompanied as co-driver by his son Niclas Grönholm - himself a rally driver.