Despite customers and dealers being denied the opportunity of seeing the Next Generation Stoll Profiline front loaders make their public UK debut earlier this year, due to the postponement of the LAMMA event in January, interest in the new-look loaders has certainly not suffered as a result.
Here at Lynx, we’ve had a steady stream of enquiries, both from end-users and dealers alike, in response to our own pre-launch marketing communications and Stoll’s ongoing social media and advertising campaign. And that interest is bound to increase to a whole new level when the new loader makes its eagerly awaited public launch in the UK as the star attraction on the Lynx Stand (No. 20.520: Hall 20) at the rescheduled LAMMA Show on 4th and 5th May at Birmingham’s NEC.
As the phasing out of stocks of the existing model range nears completion, the Lynx order pipeline for the new Profiline range is already looking very healthy indeed for both new and second-hand tractors. So, what exactly is it about the new Profiline that’s generating so much excitement? In this article we take a closer look at some of the features that differentiate this next generation from its predecessors and its competitors.
Advanced loader design has never looked so good
Behind the smart, new look of the Next Generation of ProfiLine loaders are a range of technical developments and new design features that further improve the ProfiLine’s capacity, all-round performance, operating safety and serviceability. Stoll have also extended the ProfiLine model choice in a range designed to ensure a perfect fit on tractors between 50 and 300hp+.
The new ProfiLine front loaders incorporate the technology platform on which an increasing range of functions will be made available in the near future. These include the options of Work Area Restrictions, a system of sensors which, for example, can automatically restrict loader height when working in barns with low overhead space. Payload Weighting will also be available, enabling operators to weigh the load on the job, ensuring material loading accuracy in real time for bucket work or when handling bales, silage, big bags and pallets.
These new systems, together with Electronic Self-Levelling, will sit alongside established ProfiLine features such as the Drive-In System, Return to Dig, Comfort Drive, Hydro-Fix, Anti-Lowering Guard, rapid implement attachment using Euro-frame or Combi Headstocks and Stoll’s unique Re-scooping function which ensures the bucket is always full with no trickle losses.
The Re-scooping system works by increasing the maximum tilt angle of between 40° and 46° on the ground up to 64° by re-scooping when lifting.
Boom work lights and cameras are also available.
More power. More height. More visibility.
The new generation ProfiLine is now equipped with an even stronger double-acting lifting cylinder, which translates into more lifting power. In addition, Stoll’s renowned Z-Kinematics technology has been further improved. Z-Kinematics frees the operator’s view of the implement by concealing the mechanical parallel guide rods within the lifting arm booms. It also allows the front loader to be mounted closer to the driver’s cab. This means that attachment components are in the best position possible to reduce the load on the tractor. Stoll’s engineers have now lengthened the lower lift arm to provide increased lifting height, while the cross bar has been optimally positioned for maximum operating visibility.
Easy to operate and maintain
As with all ProfiLine models, rugged construction, durability and ease of operation and maintenance feature strongly across the new model range. For example, Stoll have eliminated the need to regularly replace hose lines by using wear-free steel hydraulic pipes instead of rubber. Hydraulic lines are fully protected but can be freely accessed under the beam and, thanks to Stoll’s Hydro-Fix system, hydraulic lines can be quickly connected and disconnected – with one hand. Furthermore, all new generation ProfiLine loaders are fitted with oversized large pin diameter and bushing, with lubrication points that can be easily accessed from outside.
All in all, the new ProfiLine range delivers everything you’d want and expect from a high-end front loader – and loads more besides!