Already ahead of the game with its methane-powered tractor, New Holland Agriculture has unveiled the first prototype of its Low Carbon Tractor (LoCT).
NH Agriculture has has won the Good Design Award for its methane-powered concept tractor from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The concept tractor, unveiled in 2017, was recognised for its design features and alternative fuel technology.
CNH Industrial’s design team developed a fully-integrated design where the hood, front and rear fenders and the fuel tank create a flowing, stylish look.
Wrap-around glazing provides 360-degree visibility with 20% more glazed area than a standard tractor.
The floating glass domed roof with integrated precision land management receiver is ‘panoramic’.
The 6-cylinder NEF methane engine delivers the same power and torque as its standard diesel equivalent, plus 30% running cost savings and a 50% reduction in drive-by noise.
In field conditions the tractor produces at least 10% lower CO2 emissions and reduces overall emissions by 80% compared to a standard diesel tractor.
Its environmental performance further improves when fuelled by biomethane produced from crop residues and waste from farm-grown energy crops, which results in virtually zero CO2 emissions.