The New Ferrari Cobram… Power, Performance and Economy

A project followed by a team of competent and determined engineers. Hundreds of hours of research and development under the protection of a well defined plan – the launch of a new specialist tractor.

The new Ferrari Cobram is now available in a range of three models with two engine sizes of 49HP and 58HP exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

Like all products that boast the Ferrari trademark, the new Cobram range also stands out thanks to its quality and high level performance. The new models have been designed to add concrete value to the investment: lower fuel consumption, greater performance and wider usability of the machines. The principle that inspired the project was that of creating tractors that produce the most favourable working conditions and offer their owners more competitive financial management.

The attention to Ferrari’s customer’s needs was the focal point for the development of the new Cobram range. During this task, it was of fundamental importance keeping the best features that marked the first Cobram range, it is thanks to this approach that resource were dedicated to perfecting those aspects that are considered to be subject to improvement, according to the indications of their customers, while maintaining those well known qualities that have always distinguished these machines.

So, a new range of tractors has been created, with high performance engines and gearboxes that are suitable for the new powers, increase in reliability, functionality, performance and improvement in driving conditions.

The new range of Ferrari Cobrams is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

The New Ferrari Vega… It’ll Leave the Competition Fuming

An exciting new addition to the already successful Ferrari range of models has just been unveiled to the UK market by Lamberhurst Engineering, the UK distributor of Ferrari tractors.

Like all Ferrari products, the New Vega EP series stands out from its competitors thanks to its quality and high level performance. The new models have been created with high performance engines and greatly reduced emissions, gearboxes that are suitable for a range of uses and an increase in reliability and functionality.

The new Ferrari Vega EP series, available in six models – AR, RS, MT, DUALSTEER®, SDT – RS & SDT – DUALSTEER®, with three engine sizes from 70HP to 91HP are all available with 32 speeds – 16 forward and 16 reverse with a synchronized reverser, without overlapping speeds in the various ranges allows the user to adapt ratios to specific needs in any given situation.

The new models have some outstanding features including a platform to reduce noise and vibrations, fully homologated cabins, hydraulic pump, PTO clutch activated electro-hydraulically with brake, electro-hydraulically controlled insertion of front wheel drive, disc brake in oil bath on all four wheels, ‘BRAKE-OFF’ automatic hand brake, and many more new features.

Andrew Fuller, Director of Lamberhurst Engineering comments “The new Vega EP series will sit nicely alongside the other already successful Ferrari models. With the tighter EU emission laws, the new model and engine have been developed to recycle the exhaust gasses which, when mixed, return to the combustion chamber which drastically reduces the fuel consumption and more importantly emissions.”

The Vega EP Series is on sale in the UK exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering.

Go online with Lamberhurst Engineering’s new website

Lamberhurst Engineering, the sole UK importer of Ferrari tractors, Caroni mowers, Seppi mulchers, Pellenc pruners & the Brogio flail head have launched a new company website at

More information for customers along with a brand new shop with over 500 products features on the brand new website. The site, which has changed its look and feel completely, now offers detailed product information on the Ferrari, Siromer & Elatis tractors, full range of Caroni mowers, Seppi mulchers, Brogio Flail heads, Maxwald cable winches, Fsi stump grinders and Pellenc pruning & tying machines.

Enhanced features now available include working action video clips, an increased number of pictures of all products and the ability to download specification sheets.

There are also training courses now available in partnership with Help with Trees. The popular Chainsaw Training Courses include Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and using a chainsaw from a rope and harness. They offer a professional and comprehensive service based on many years of experience.

Andrew Fuller, Managing Director at Lamberhurst Engineering said “Over the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in traffic visiting our website and an ever increasing number of sales on our old, outdated online shop. We took the decision to re-design the whole site to provide our customers with all the information they may require.”

Ferrari Cleans up at Crichel Estates

To handle around 600 hectares (1,500 acres) of mixed woodland requires a dedicated team and dedicated equipment, which has prompted Crichel Estate near Wimborne in Dorset.

The tractor, purchased from Kent based Lamberhurst Engineering, replaced an earlier Ferrari model which was purchased 11 years previously, and which was the first Ferrari tractor sold in the UK by the company.

In charge of the Woods Department at Crichel Estate is Head Forester John Cook, who has nothing but praise for the outgoing machine. This promoted its replacement with a newer model earlier this year.

“The Vega 95RS was purchased solely for use in plantations and narrow areas, which makes up a considerable area of our woodland”, commented John.
The Ferrari Vega 95RS, which features a 92HP Daimler engine, articulated dual steer system and reverse drive function, is generally paired up to a forestry mulcher which is used to clear areas of light hazel, heavy bramble and old man’s beard.

On Lamberhurst Engineering’s prowess, John states “Lamberhurst has always been consistent and efficient in servicing and repairs with our equipment, and have been very helpful in dealing with any problems that we have had with machines. As for the tractor itself, we have always been very impressed with the older models performance, prompting us to buy the Vega 95RS this year.”

Ferrari put to work across Kent

Standing next to the Ferrari Cobram 50AR and you may be forgiven to think that it looks like a large scale model. It’s hard to believe that under the bonnet sits a four stroke, direct injection diesel engine putting out 46HP. Chris Bassett visits Steve Weeks from the Kent Wildlife Trust to find out how his Ferrari tractor and Caroni mower, bought from nearby Lamberhurst Engineering is ideal for getting into tight, awkward spaces.

The Kent Wildlife Trust manages nine reserves within Medway, from the ancient semi-natural woodlands of Cromer’s Wood to the internationally important Queendown Warren.

Steve Weeks, Warden for the Medway Valley decided that he needed a tractor and flail mower for all seasons having recently seen what colleagues from the National Trust were now using.

“The Ferrari model had been recommended to us, and after Lamberhurst Engineering arranged a demonstration we decided it fitted our requirements. The tractor is small enough to be transported between sites on a trailer, the low centre of gravity makes it safer to use on sloping and uneven sites than a conventional compact tractor and it is powerful enough to run the attachments we need to use,” says Steve.

Although it is the reverse drive feature that sets the Cobram range apart from ‘ordinary’ tractors on the market, it is the marriage of compactness and power that impresses most. Featuring four models, the Cobram range offers a model to suit most purposes with two articulated models (AR) and two rigid steer (RS) models from 35HP – 46HP.

Compact, with a low profile, the Cobram range of tractors have been designed specifically for use where other tractors are too large or too heavy. The optimal steering radius, the four wheel drive and the ideal weight distribution let you work safely and efficiently in difficult terrain. The comfortable driving position, the ergonomically positioned controls and the practical, easy to read instruments let you work without fatigue.

“We currently use the Ferrari and Caroni mower for habitat management on a range of nature reserves in Kent. Work ranges from topping rush and woody re-growth through to grass cutting and ragwort control. It is also useful for off-road towing of water bowsers and trailers. At present it is used on about half a dozen reserves, but this is likely to increase as staffs become more familiar with the machine,” commented Steve.

So, what does Steve make of the reverse drive feature? “Firstly, spinning the console round to face forwards or back is a piece of cake and it’s actually harder to describe to someone how to do it, than it is actually doing it. Basically, all you need to do is raise the pedals, release the catch, lift the seat and turn the console round – it really is that simple!”

The whole operator console revolves around three central gear levers and the central forward reverse shuttle works back and forth so there is no risk of confusing which direction you are going in.

The Caroni 1.3 FTM, which was supplied with the tractor and also imported from Italy by Lamberhurst Engineering guarantees the correct cutting height by using an adjustable rear roller and a scraper, which keeps the mower clean. A set of side skids can be supplied upon request to suit the various different types of terrain. The TL series mount steel protections as standard to safeguard the driver when the rotor is in operation. The hitches, which are also standard fittings, allow the mower to be used with any type of tractor.

As to the price, the Cobram range starts at £15,447 for the base 38HP 3 cylinder AR model, £16,254 for the 46HP 4 cylinder AR model, £15,739 for the 38HP 3 cylinder RS model and £16,600 for the 46HP 4 cylinder RS model.
Steve is more than delighted with the Ferrari tractor, Caroni mower and the level of service from Lamberhurst Engineering. “We’ve found Lamberhurst to be very helpful from the first time we contacted them to arrange a demonstration and continue to find them more than helpful with any servicing and after sales support we need.”

Petts Wood put their Trust in Ferrari

So it’s not Rosso red and a top speed of 25mph is another departure from what you would normally associate with a Ferrari, but the Vega tractor range has its automotive cousins green with envy for speed when it comes to reversing. Chris Bassett visits Sam Pettman from the National Trust to find out more.

While only being 13 miles South East of Central London, the Hawkwood and Petts Wood site covering 138 hectares provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Full of natural history, the area is a haven for all kinds of bird, butterfly, amphibian and plant life.

Sam Pettman, Warden for Kent Countryside decided that he needed a tractor for all seasons after having previously brought an earlier Ferrari model from Lamberhurst Engineering along with a Berti flail mower and trailer.

“When we needed a replacement machine, I went straight for the new Vega – I didn’t consider buying anything else, as we’ve been so pleased with the older models,” says Sam. “It offers many more features than the others, yet was the most competitively priced. It is ideal for us, being able to undertake a host of year-round tasks.”

Although it is the reverse drive feature that sets the equal wheel size Ferrari Vega apart from the more ‘ordinary’ tractors on the market, it is the relatively compact size of the 64, 84 and 92hp tractors that initially impresses most.

Featuring three models, the Ferrari Vega range offers an innovative reverse drive facility within a compact package. Available in narrow AR (articulated steering with ROPS frame), RS (dual steer – articulated with turning front axle) or MT (articulated steering with cab) variants, the Vega is ideally suited to a number of tasks.

Having a reverse drive feature means that the Vega range is an ideal tractor for many specialist and conventional operations, including mowing in tight or difficult areas where a normal tractor cannot access due to height or width restrictions.

The rest of the tractor is otherwise pretty much what you now come to expect of an Italian built tractor; a good spread of 16 speeds from 0.7 to 40kph, simple forward reverse system and a decent hydraulic specification.

Nice finishing touches include the electro hydraulic controls and automatic parking brake. “The clutch action is nice and slow in its uptake, however it is a multi plate oil bath design, so bear in mind that you need to allow the oil to warm-up before assuming that it is sluggish to release,” Commented Sam.

So, how easy is the reverse drive feature to change? Describing how it is done probably takes longer than actually doing it!

  1. Turn off engine
  2. Raise clutch and brake pedals
  3. Release lock catch
  4. Lift seat
  5. Turn console round
  6. Ensure unit locks home

All cables are secured and kept within the console to reduce the possibility of damage.

The operator console revolves around the three central gear levers. The central forward reverse shuttle works back and forth however, so there is no risk of confusing which direction you’re going.

The rear linkage controls stay in-situ, so in reverse drive they are in front of the operator. When using a mower, this control position switch works very well. Similarly, visibility over a mower when working in rear facing mode is excellent.

The reverse drive option feature makes the Vega a great mowing tractor and with a great choice of front mounted rotary mowers now available it should be easy to exploit this feature. The Caroni F Series mower range, also imported into the UK from Italy by Lamberhurst Engineering, stretches to 2.35m (93in) in width and is an example of what is on offer and well suited to the 64hp model.

News of the results has spread quickly. Kent Wildlife Trust situated in Maidstone, in Kent has also bought a Ferrari tractor.

As to the price, the range starts at £26,216 for the Vega 62hp model, the 84hp and 92hp versions coming in at £27,139 and £28,293 respectively. It is difficult to make a conventional tractor price comparison as they are different animals. But one point is clear, the Vega range offers something different and this makes it worth taking a look at.

Sam is delighted with the Vega machine and level of service he’s received from Lamberhurst Engineering. “It is a genuine all-round workhorse and can tackle anything we ask of it. We are very pleased with the machines we purchased and the superb service we have received from Lamberhurst Engineering. We know from experience that we can call on their after-sales service if it is needed, which is important when you are relying on machinery to clear a busy workload.”

Liebherr-Rental Adds Seppi Mulcher to Attachments Hirefleet

In a continuing purchasing drive as Liebherr-Rental Limited grows and augments its versatile and specialist rental fleet, the company has now added a Seppi 150 BMS Mulcher from distributors Lamberhurst Engineering.

The Seppi 150 BMS is a well-proven excavator attachment designed for fast and efficient brush clearance in forestry plantations, road and rail embankments and, in fact, anywhere that requires thick undergrowth to be removed. It is the largest in a range of three attachments with a cutting width of 1500mm and features a fixed knife rotor. The majority of the mulcher’s construction is from Hardox, producing a rigid and highly wear-resistant casing for a longer active life.

The large bearings and thicker side-walls reduce the overall bulk of the attachment and produce an improved overall width to cutting width ratio. The transmission housing is designed at an angle for a lower head profile and the mulching rotor can further exposed by opening its casing door, which reduces traction stresses on the carrier excavator for faster and optimum operation.

The Seppi 150 BMS has an operating weight of 1120Kg and can be mounted on to machines of up to 30 tonnes operating weight in the Liebherr-Rental fleet – including wheeled, tracked and railroader carrier excavators – and will be exhibited on the Liebherr-Rental stand (Number 850-900) at the forthcoming APF Show in September.

Pellenc Launch Professional Electric Pole Saws

Lamberhurst Engineering Limited, the UK distributor of Ferrari Tractors, have just announced the arrival of the “Dualsteer” Ferrari Vega to the UK.

Pellenc has launched a range of four electric pole saws – the Selion which have been designed for professional tree surgeons, landscapers and viticulturists.

Two models have fixed length poles of 1.30m (P130) & 1.80m (P180) and a further two models have telescopic poles of 1.50m extending to 2.0m (T150/200) and 2.20m extending to 3.0m (T220/300) via an easy adjustment knob.

The saws are fitted with the very latest Pellenc innovations, including automatic oil flow control, automatic chain tension adjustment and a head that can be set in high, low or axial position.

As well as the above innovations, the Selion is powered by the new generation of lithium-ion batteries, known as the 600, which provides power for a full day’s (8 hours) cutting without the need for re-charging.

No less than five patents have been registered for the automatic chain tensioning, electronic oil flow control, fully tilting head, retractable wrench integrated within the head of the tool and the brushless motor which has been specifically developed after endless research with customers.

With a weight of just 2.7 kg (excluding battery pack), the Selion is almost half the weight of its more conventional two stroke rivals. Add to this the heavily reduced vibration levels, no emission and not even the use of ear protectors needed for the user, the machine has been thoughtfully produced with the environment and end user in mind.

Without the need for a petrol/oil two stroke mixture, and the important reduction of noise pollution, the Selion gives a far higher productivity to the user – up to four times superior than a petrol-engined machine thanks to its comfort of use, power and reduced maintenance.