Chinese-built Foton tractors, aimed at users such as smallholdings, dairy units, sports turf managers, horse yards and specialist crop growers requiring easy-to-operate low-horsepower machines with simple specification and competitive pricing, have been rebranded and upgraded for 2019, with a third generation of the established series already offered in the UK now being introduced by the importer.
The 25, 35 and 50hp models, imported and supported by Kent business Foton Tractors and previously sold under Foton branding, will now wear the Lovol name of Foton’s parent company, following the decision of the manufacturer to restructure its branding and focus the Foton brand on the trucks it also builds. The UK importer says that, while the new name will not affect the established service and support systems it provides, a new generation of upgraded tractors will wear the rebranded livery of the restyled machines.
Model numbers stay the same, and as before the 25hp M254 is a three-cylinder machine, while the 35hp M354 and 50hp M504 are four-cylinder tractors. All meet the latest Stage 3A emissions regulations currently required in this power bracket, come standard with four-wheel drive and are available with either a roll bar or cab.