Friday, 18 October 2019 12:46

Tractors sport big-brother features

Written by  Mark Daniel
New Holland T5.120 Tier 4B. New Holland T5.120 Tier 4B.

The latest New Holland T5 Tier 4B tractor range has been re-engineered meet Tier 4B emissions regulations.

And it has new features which improve comfort, efficiency and productivity.

The three models include the T5.100 (99hp), the T5.110 (107hp) and the T5.120 (117hp). The maximum torque figures -- up by as much as 24% at 1500rpm -- are, respectively, 430, 468 and 491 Nm. 

Fuel capacity is 165L and the AdBlue tanks hold 12L.

The tractors are powered by the 3.4L common rail F5C engine from FPT Industrial, with emissions technology including ECOBlue compact HI-eSCR and low rate EGR (exhaust gas recirculation). 

The Electro Command transmission has the maker’s new Auto Transport and Auto Field modes which improve the functionality. For road work, the former simplifies gear changing and helps reduce fuel consumption. And in the field, Auto Field mode manages both engine speed and transmission functions and optimises PTO and draft control. An optional creeper set is available with the 40km/h ECO Electro Command transmission.

Shuttle modulation is adjustable in three steps, allowing the operator to set the responsiveness of forward/reverse changes, particularly useful for tractors used with a loader. 

Styling now aligns with the higher powered T6 and T7 ranges. Key developments are the options of Terraglide suspended front axle, Comfort Ride cabin suspension and front axle braking. 

A rigid front axle option also allows the fitment of 28-inch wheel equipment.

The deluxe VisionView cab has improved ergonomics to keep all controls close at hand. A panoramic windscreen with a 200-degree wiper ensures visibility even in poor weather, and the operator gets better stowage in a storage box to the left of the seat. 

Optional ISOBUS Class II capability makes it easy to monitor and control all implements using the optional IntelliView III monitor for single screen operation. 

Night vision is improved with optional eight LED lights providing 15,600 lumens and a broader spread of white light, said to be 145% more powerful than the halogen equivalents. 

For operators likely to need a loader, a new wide frame with bolted towers and the option of side rails form part of a loader-ready package. The option of new mechanical or electro-hydraulic joysticks with integrated transmission shifting is aimed at providing transmission and loader function buttons on the one unit. 

Gross vehicle operating weight is greater at 8 tonnes. The rear linkage lift capacity is higher at 5420kg. An optional front linkage has 1850kg capacity and a 1000rpm PTO. 

www.newholland.co.nz

More like this

Methane-powered tractor coming

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.

'Youniverse' fair

New Holland is set to hold a "Youniverse" digital fair, a 10-day online event, next month where farmers and prospective customers can "meet" with some of the company's specialists and explore the "New Holland world."

NH picks up two gongs

Two New Holland innovations were winners of the 2020 AE50 awards, recognising innovation, engineering advancement and impact on the agricultural, food and biological systems markets.

National

a2 Milk seals Mataura deal

The a2 Milk Company (a2Mc) has been given the regulatory approval to buy 75% of Mataura Valley Milk, Southland.

Machinery & Products

Giving calves the best

Waikato farmer Ed Grayling milks 430 cows on mostly peat soil that is low on trace elements.

Feed system helping grow top heifers

Feeding livestock can bring with it several challenges including labour shortages, wasted feed, higher prices for smaller quantities, intake monitoring…

Hard hat or hard head

A recently released coroner's report into the death of a South Canterbury farmworker in 2019 raised the question of the…

Made in NZ: Trimax

Made in New Zealand looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, creating productive…

Vendro badged tedders

Masterton based Tulloch Farm Machines has introduced a new series of Krone tedders badged Vendro, to replace the existing KW…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Microbe power

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET)…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter