Ferrari's Sky Jump V95 Dualsteer tractor brings caterpillar tracks to the tough slopesView gallery - 12 images
While the Pininfarina concept tractor we covered a couple of weeks ago is notable only for its supercar-esque looks, this one's got some pretty remarkable practical capabilities.
Built by Ferrari – not that Ferrari, the other Ferrari that builds tractors – the Sky Jump V95 Dualsteer has a set of pneumatic wheels at the front, a set of rubber caterpillar tracks at the back. These tracks make it brilliant for steep or slippery terrain, where a regular tractor might struggle for traction – Ferrari claims up to 60 percent more grip than a regular tractor. In fact it's called the Sky Jump because it's built to tackle hills so steep that the driver can't see anything but sky out the window.
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In order to tighten up its turning circle, Ferrari has fitted the V95 with dual steering that brings it to a 60-degree steering angle and a turning circle as tight as a regular tractor.
The Sky Jump's tracks are far friendlier to the ground than regular tractor tyres; they crush the ground a lot less by spreading the tractor's weight across a wider footprint. And they don't slow it down too much, either – it's road registerable and capable of about 40km/h (25 mph) on the road when you plant your muddy gumboot and unleash all 91 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque from its 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
Source: Ferrari AgriView gallery - 12 images