Landini Vision 105
While it may not be among the big players this four-cylinder, 100hp segment is bread and butter territory for Landini.
The standard Vision 105 we tested has plenty of spec including clutchless powershuttle, air-con, an air seat and wide 540/65R34, 440/65R24 tyres that give it a stocky appearance.
Our model was fitted with the Stage II Perkins 1104C engine complete with mechanical injection. Landini says there is little difference between this and the Stage IIIa models which are now rolling off the Italian production line. On the dyno the Vision pumped out 96.2hp at the pto – not far off the stated 96hp.
The Vision’s hood hinges forward to access the air filter while lower panels have to be removed to slide the rads out for cleaning. Due to the loader brackets being curved the engine dipstick is among the easiest to get at and service intervals are 500 hours.
Operators get a declutch button to move through the five speed gearbox and a high/low split too, as well as three ranges and despite having 30 speeds, there are not enough ratios in the main field work range. On the four-furrow plough we needed a bit more overlap between gears one and two than the splitter could provide.
The powershuttle rates as one of the best here and along with the glass sunroof – which ideally could be a bit bigger – make the Vision a good loader tractor. Our tractor was fitted with the Landini badged Sigma 4 Turbo Lift 20 complete with hydraulic self-levelling. It also uses two accumulators for the anti-bounce operating at different pressures for when the bucket is loaded and unloaded.
The dedicated in-cab joystick, which is in an ideal position for controlling the loader and even has the symbols to match, was used to control two of the standard three rear spools. We had to make do with another joystick positioned within stretching distance by the windscreen for the loader. Landini say ‘T’ switch over valves will allow operators to use the dedicated joystick for controlling the loader or rear spools.
The hydraulic pipes to the multi-coupler are well routed, but like all the other tractors there is nowhere to store the connector on an uncoupled loader.
Our basic model came with a mechanically controlled top link sensing rear linkage, which has a ‘click, clack’ quick raise/lower mechanism similar to the New Holland but not as comfortable to use.
For those wanting to do a reasonable amount of linkage work we would recommend the electronic Bosch system which is a £1,210 option. When working at night we really wanted some form of soft interior light to illuminate the side – a criticism we also have on the Deutz.
With the toplink in the raised storage position it is near impossible to connect hydraulic pipes to the left spool bank. Also if the toplink is left long it hits the rear window when opening.
A lever is used to switch between 540 and 1,000rpm pto speeds but it does not feel positive.
Hiding in amongst the linkage controls is the handbrake – it should be to the left of the seat where there is plenty of space. There is also a transmission park brake. The Landini has brakes on all four corners too.
Visibility is pretty good from the small cab but you can’t see much using the tiny wing mirrors positioned too close to the cab.
We recorded 80dB(A), with an average working sound level of 76dB(A). An opening front windscreen that you can’t actually open thanks to the loader brackets doesn’t help either. While the Vision comes with air-conditioning as standard, there are no vents in the roof to make better use of the airflow.
The lights could also do with improving. The side worklights foul the doors when opening them and the right-hand worklight only illuminates the hydraulic multi-coupler. Also the switches for controlling the wipers are on the motors.