Friday, 30 April 2021 11:55

Methane-powered tractor coming

Written by  Staff Reporters
New Holland's T6 methane Power tractor was presented at the Agritechna show in 2019. New Holland's T6 methane Power tractor was presented at the Agritechna show in 2019.

The first production unit of the T6 Methane Power tractor, a cornerstone of New Holland's energy independent farm concept, was presented at the Agritechnica show in 2019.

Now New Holland has announced its revolutionary tractor is reaching the final stages of testing for "commerical availability" later in the year.

NH brand president Carlo Lambro says the company developed the energy-independent farm model at a farm near Milan, showing how a closed-loop between agricultural production and energy generation can make farming CO2-neutral, or even carbon negative.

"This year we are taking a further step into turning this into a reality, as our methane-powered tractor enters the New Holland range."

With field trails nearing completion, the middle of the year should see production units being delivered to selected customers in Germany, France, Italy, the UK and the Benelux regions, all markets where biogas production is well advanced.

The machinery giant has confirmed that the methane-powered tractor will enter the New Holland range by the end of the year and be available to all customers in Europe and other markets around the world.

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