Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:18

Redesign gives more grunt

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New Holland’s upgraded T4 range has advanced features. New Holland’s upgraded T4 range has advanced features.

NEW HOLLAND has completely redesigned and upgraded the T4 tractor range.

 The new version features three higher horsepower premium tractors which will replace the existing T4000 and the entry-level models of the T5000 ranges. This tailored offering produces between 86 - 107 horsepower and benefits from state-of-the-art common rail technology with an efficient cooled exhaust gas recirculation system for Tier 4A compliance. 

Advanced features include optional electronic draft control and dual command transmissions, and with the deluxe VisionView cab and distinctive New Holland styling, the appeal of this range is further extended, the maker says.

The four model range, conceived with loaders in mind, produces 84-114hp and maximum torque of 457Nm.

 “In the competitive livestock and mixed farming segments, farmers are demanding increased levels of operational flexibility and comfort,” says Kyle Baxter, New Holland New Zealand operations manager for C B Norwood Distributors Ltd.  “That is why we introduced the dual command transmission with creeper alongside New Holland’s SuperSteer front axle.”

New Holland says it knows that operator comfort is a prerequisite for optimum productivity, especially during long and demanding days. 

The deluxe VisionView cab, also available on the T5 range, was designed using virtual reality techniques to offer “unparalleled” ergonomic excellence, says NH. The interior is 20% larger than its predecessor. 

All controls fall easily to hand. The principal controls, including the electronic draft control (EDC) mouse, and hydraulic remote levers, amongst others, have been placed to the right of the operator in an ergonomic ‘command arc’ to reduce fatigue and increase precision.  

A dedicated foot pedal to steplessly adjust the position of the steering column and integrated instrument cluster is located at the base of the column, which enables precision placement while in the actual driving position. 

The curved opening rear side glasses offer a clear line of sight for rear-mounted off-set mowers; comfortable visibility is further assisted by the 15° of seat swivel. The repositioned exhaust muffler, now in line with the A-pillar, enhances visibility with a view of the inner tyre wall, ideal when working in narrow row-crop applications.

An all-new dual zone air conditioning system has 10 individually positionable vents, which all deliver even flow thanks to dual-zone technology. The B-pillar mounted controls fall to hand and can be “intuitively” adjusted on the move. 

The deluxe VisionView cab has been designed with livestock operations in mind, with an overall height of 2559mm (with 420/85R30), enabling the T4 full access to low sheds. 

New Holland’s 24x24 dual command transmission, standard on cab and ROPS models, can also be specified with a creeper option. This transmission is ergonomically engaged via a dedicated lever in the cab; the creeper function gives speeds as low as 130m/h. This is in addition to the dual command transmission’s standard performance, which enables operators to shift between eight speeds in the three main ranges without the need to use the clutch pedal. And the hi-low splitter full load powershift, which is engaged on the move, reduces forward speed by 15% and increases available torque by 18%.

Tel. 06 356-4920



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