Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:55

NH picks up two gongs

Written by  Mark Daniel
NH's SideWinder Ultra armrest, which groups the tractor's key controls ergonomically in a single location, picked up an ASABE award. NH's SideWinder Ultra armrest, which groups the tractor's key controls ergonomically in a single location, picked up an ASABE award.

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.

The awards were given out by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

The first was for NH’s SideWinder Ultra armrest, which groups the tractor’s key controls ergonomically and logically in a single location. These include engine and transmission, including speed and end-of row functions, three-point-hitch limits, media and climate control.

The SideWinder Ultra is a fully customisable operator interface that works in conjunction with the IntelliView 12 touch monitor.

The other function to win an award was the Ground Speed Management II system that adds features to the New Holland Dynamic Comman tractor, increases efficiency.

A vehicle operating interface and speed control system, like that of the Auto Command CVT, interacts with key gearbox and engine loadings to maintain the speed requested by the driver. This serves to reduce fuel consumption and improving operating efficiency with minimal operator input.

Meanwhile, in other news from the New Holland and Case IH camps, CNH Industrial N.V. has agreed to acquire ATI Inc, a global manufacturer of rubber track systems for high horsepower tractors and combine harvesters. 

The company says this will provide CNH Industrial’s customers of global agricultural brands with access to factory-fit track technology, enabling them to tailor their choice of specific floatation, suspension and traction requirements.

CNH Industrial has had a long-standing commercial supply agreement with ATI Track Systems dating back to 2012. The tracks come as an option for the New Holland T9 articulated tractor range.

The new track systems will be available on all Case IH and New Holland combines produced at the Company’s Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.A. facility starting in 2021, and will also be available for retrofit.

Headquartered in Mount Vernon, Indiana, ATI Inc. was established in 1997, initially specialising in rubber tracks used for exploration in Alaska. CNH Industrial’s acquisition includes ATI Track Systems’ engineering and manufacturing plants.

More like this

Major changes ahead for NZ tractor market

In a move that is expected to have a significant impact in the New Zealand farm machinery supply sector, CNH is taking over importing and the distribution of its Case IH and New Holland tractor brands. 

New Holland turns 60

New Holland Agriculture is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the introduction of its first self-propelled forage harvester, brought about by transforming its SP818 trailed harvester into a self-propelled machine.

Agriculture 4.0 misses the mark!

At the recent launch of the New Holland T7 HD Series in Europe, the company spoke of their commitment to ‘Agriculture 4.0’ – a term that is been creeping into the world of agricultural technology for the last couple of years.

New Holland updates app

New Holland has announced the first major update of 2021 for the MyPLM Connect Farm desktop platform and mobile app, which includes support for prescriptions, tillage and large square balers, new layer visualisations and machine utilisation maps.

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.


Ice broken on an old problem

Three enterprising Mackenzie College (Fairlie) students may well have come up with the perfect solution to an age-old problem of…

Cruel April Fool's joke!

In an ironic twist, the Government has pushed back the date of its so-called 'ute tax' or feebate scheme to…

Machinery & Products

Keeping everyone safe

As tractors get larger and front linkage kits become more common, many have started fitting underrun or collision protection systems.

Keeping stock and drivers safe

Livestock haulers are a crucial link in the New Zealand agriculture supply chain, transporting stock onto or between farms, to…

Making lamb marking easy

Designed by a sheep and beef farmer, Vetmarkers are made in New Zealand and sold around the world.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Lock him up!

OPINION: This old mutt notes that Geoff Reid, an 'environmental activist' - whose activism appears to be limited to surreptitiously…

Milking it?

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands members of the 'strategic groups' invoked in the Government-backed 'Fit for a Better World' programme…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter