At the end of 1979, the Fiat 1000 and 1300 were replaced by new Grandi models.
The design was consistent with smaller models. Exterior Grandi
were quite compact compared to today's tractors. Pininfarina
The Cabina Larga cab was larger than the smaller models. 1180 ° C
was a free-breathing 5.5-liter. 1380 (135 hp) the same supercharged,
between them was 1280 supercharged, which was not brought to Finland. 8.1 liter
1580 (155 hp) was unpowered and 1880 (180 hp) supercharged. In 1982 also 1580
got a supercharger and 5 horsepower.
The gearbox in the Grande was 12 + 4. Sales in Finland were almost exclusively
24 + 8 with crawler gear. The shift levers were located
the instrument panel. The power take-off clutch was hydraulic from the smaller Fiat
By way of derogation. The front-wheel drive power was applied directly from the transmission to the center axle.
The diameter of the pivoting circle was even 13.2 meters and smaller
At 1580 and 1880 at 14.6 meters. At the end of 1980 it became standard
front axle lock, which was a hydraulically actuated tooth lock.
At the same time, the orange changed to a darker terracotta.