Enhanced performance & support.
The legendary ACO series of tractors have been servicing farms across South Africa for more than 30 years.
However, with the closing of the ACO factory, the tractors have been unsupported. With the introduction of new technologies, they’ve also become lacking in capabilities.
This no longer the case. We now offer existing and new ACO owners a cost-effective way to renew their machines, ensuring they conform to the latest agricultural standards.
The ACO 460 is back at KH Plant for a thorough teardown inspection and documentation. Even though the testing phase highlighted many positives, we also identified areas for improvements and enhancements which are now being attended to. Once the modifications are completed we will return to the field for test phase two which will include endurance testing. We are also bringing interesting additions to the project and we’ll share this information soon.
The first phase of the testing is now complete. The purpose of this phase was to test the integration of various components and capabilities, and to understand the tractor’s basic field performance. For the field testing we connected an 11-tine 650mm chisel plough to the 3-point hitch. The transmission control were calibrated in conjunction with active hitch control modes, and with the additional functionalities the resultant benefits are substantial. The tractor’s field performance is now maximized by continuously balancing the available drawbar power with the required implement operating depth. Another significant improvement realized is the improved weight distribution of the…
Many improvements relating to the transmission control software have been made.