Volvo T 425 Krabat

Tractors used to be designed so that the driver had to climb up to the seat from the back. By the time the T 15 and its successor the T 425 were launched, a different approach was used. With longer tractors, the driverÍs seat was easy to get to. The engine was the Volvo B 16 C gasoline engine. The standard version of the 425 had a differential lock. This was unusual and was a strong marketing argument.
1961 saw an important step in the development of the 425, with the new five-speed gearbox (from chassis number 15001 on) and the Terra Trol hydraulic system. With Terra Trol there was no longer any need for support wheels on attachments carried by the hydraulics. Technically this was the same tractor as the Bolinder-Munktell BM 425 but painted red.
T 425 Krabat specifications
Engine Volvo B 16 C
Cylinders 4
Cylinder capacity, l 1,58
Rated output
...at max r/min, hk 32
...at normal r/min, hk 23,5
Gears, forward/reverse 4/1, later 5/1
Maximum speed, km/h 29, later 29,8
Wheelbase, mm 1 915
Operating weight, kg 1 350
Number made
...including BM 425 11 193
Production years 1957–1962

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