Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:26

Big wins for New Holland

Written by  Staff Reporters
The T6 Methane Power tractor. The T6 Methane Power tractor.

New Holland Agriculture received two accolades at the recent Agritechnica 2019 agri show -- the world’s largest -- in Hanover, Germany.

Its T6 Methane Power, the world’s first production methane tractor, was crowned the inaugural ‘Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020’. 

And the T4 V/N/F tractor range received the coveted title of ‘Tractor of the Year 2020’ in the Best of Specialised category. 

The T6 Methane Power is the culmination of New Holland’s work on the use of alternative fuels through its Clean Energy Leader strategy and will be commercially available in 2020. 

Said to achieve 30% lower running costs, in field conditions the tractor produces 99% less particulate matter than an equivalent diesel configuration and reduces CO2 emissions by minimum 10% and overall emissions by 80%. 

The ‘ToTY 2020’ Best of Specialised category was presented to the New Holland T4 V/N/F range for its advanced technology package. It has the maker’s Terraglide front axle adjustable suspension that gives a smooth ride and, coupled with Trelleborg PneuTrac tyres it provides greater traction when working on hillsides. It also improves fuel economy.

The T4N Terraglide is said to achieve improved stability, especially with heavy front implements. 

The anti-dive/squat feature prevents pitching during braking and acceleration. The axle roll control further adds to the tractor’s stability, preventing excessive oscillation and the risk of rolling over when working side slopes. 

www.newholland.co.nz 

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