No man can plough faster than two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm. So we left out the man. World’s fastest snow ploughing with an unmanned tractor at:
The whole idea would have sounded outlandish just a few years ago, but today, Valtra does serious research with autonomous tractors for snow ploughing and other tasks. But that’s still a long way from achieving any speed records. We arranged special conditions and tweaked the firmware quite a bit. The result was 73.171 km/h with a tractor that did not quite flip over at the corners.
Don’t try this at home.
Not only has Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI achieved two world records (Fastest tractor, avg. speed 130.165 km/h and Fastest unmanned snow ploughing, avg. speed 73.171 km/h), it has proven its value in everyday work many times over. From cleaning parking lots to ploughing icy highways, Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI makes winter contracting safer and more efficient – with or without studs.Read more about Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI
Valtra has been building tractors for more than 60 years, and the T Series is the culmination of the great experience so far. It's designed for the versatile requirements of any user and for the most demanding and extreme conditions. Combined with Valtra SmartTouch armrest, Valtras functional, multi-award winning design ensures a secure grip even when driving over rough terrain, and the logical, easy-to-access functions of the SmartTouch user interface puts the focus on where the user wants it.Read more
You don’t have to be much of a rally fan to recognize Marcus Grönholm, a two-time WRC champion with 30 rally wins. But his son and codriver on the video, Niclas Grönholm, is also up and coming rallycross driver competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship – in GRX team, which is managed by his father Marcus. And by the way, his grandfather Ulf was also a rally driver. The speed runs in the family!