Friday, 23 June 2023 16:25

New Holland’s new TE6 Straddle Tractor Range

Written by  Mark Daniel

New Holland has introduced the new Straddle Tractor TE6 Range, a multi-function tractor designed for narrow vineyards that require a machine with extreme manoeuvrability and compact dimensions.

Available towards the end of 2023, the TE6.120N and TE6.150N pairing is inspired by the Straddle Tractor Concept, created by New Holland in collaboration with Italian design firm Pininfarina. The Concept tractor featured a futuristic and stylish look inspired by the shape of a glass of Champagne as a homage to premium winegrowers of regions such as Champagne, Médoc and Burgundy.

The new TE6.120N and TE6.150N, designed for some of the most prestigious wine-producing regions, are said to be particularly suited to the narrow French vineyards, but will be suitable to any terrain that might have similar characteristics.

The range offers multifunctionality, featuring three independent tool zones for multiple possible implement combinations. They also incorporate a quick hitching function, taking less than 10 minutes to couple the sprayer unit, while also allowing the operator to attach tools without leaving the cab, saving time and maximising efficiency.

Thierry Le Briquer, Grape, Olive and Coffee Harvester Global Product and Platform Manager at New Holland says multifunctionality, manoeuvrability, compact design and power are the key elements of the new Straddle Tractor range, which “will completely revolutionise our offering”.

The tractors will be manufactured at New Holland’s engineering and manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Coëx, France, a business unit that specialises in grape, olive harvesters and straddle tractors, serving markets worldwide.

Just as with the broader New Holland new generation tractor range, the new Straddle Tractors are equipped with innovative technology, including Intelliview™ IV Plus display. Its rear-view screens give a total control of the tractor and My PLM Connect® allows operators to manage data in real time, on board or remotely, to maximise efficiency and productivity.

The Blue Power livery reflects New Holland’s new styling lines and balances elegance with comfort. The ergonomics have been completely reshaped with a renovated cab offering comfort and high visibility all around the machine. Meanwhile, maximum manoeuvrability is granted by the Superlight steering system, the FTP Industrial Stage V engine in the row ensures total stability on slopes and inclines, and the IntelliFlow hydraulic system gives a balanced distribution of power all around the tractor.

Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture says: “It’s with great pride that we add these Straddle tractors to our already excellent range, featuring a new design that combines our long-lasting identity with the most innovative features and inspired by the collaboration with design firm Pininfarina, so I’m excited to see it in action very soon in the vineyards.”

Weeding Narrow Vineyards

New Holland Agriculture has announced plans to extend its XPower family of electric weeding solutions, showcasing the new XPN concept for narrow vineyards, integrated into the New Holland Braud 9000N carrier. The new solution builds on the experience gained with the XPS for wide vines during the past two years. The XPN concept features a generator drive powered by the load-sensing hydraulic circuit of the carrier. Incorporating a new applicator, the machine is said to be specifically suited to the requirements of the narrow vineyards in terms of weeding width and adaptability to the types of vines encountered, for example in the Champagne region. The use of XPower technology, said to be respectful of the soil and the vine, means the carbon footprint of the XPN makes the system a true alternative to chemical herbicides and tillage for weed control.

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