Tassie to get first taste of latest New Holland products at AgFest

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NH T5 115 ElectroCommand tractor New Holland's T5 Electro Command tractor range is available in three models and will make their Australian public debut at the 2014 Agfest field days. NH T5 115 ElectroCommand tractor
NH RBV 150 CropCutter New Holland released its Roll-Belt variable chamber balers earlier this year and claims they will offer silage capacity increases of up to 20 per cent. NH RBV 150 CropCutter

Agfest Field Days will next week host New Holland’s T5 Electro Command small tractor and variable round baler ranges for the first time.

Farm machinery giant New Holland is set to launch its two newest line-ups to the Tasmanian market at AgFest next week.

The multi award-winning Field Days, to be held this year in Carrick, Tasmania about 20 minutes from Launceston, will exhibit New Holland’s Roll Belt 150 and 180 variable chamber round baler range and the T5 Electro Command small tractor for the first time.

T5 Electro Command tractors

Released late last year, the T5 Electro Command range boasts New Holland’s semi powershift transmission, an optimised version of the state of the art transmission currently fitted to the company’s T6 range.

The company says Electro Command™ transmission delivers 40kph ECO at 1870rpm, reduces fuel consumption and enhances comfort.

Featuring 16 forward and reverse gears, Electro Command transmission enables operators to select up to eight gears using up or downshift buttons on a dedicated transmission lever without physically moving it.

Available in 3 models, the 95, 110 and 115 hp, the T5 range maintains its compact dimensions within a wheelbase expanded 30mm on Dual Command™ versions to 2380mm.

"Enhancing reliability is a cornerstone of New Holland’s development strategy, says New Holland Product Manager Andrew Barrie.

"Therefore the T5 rear hub diameter has been increased to a full 275mm. These heavy duty rear axles have also significantly enhanced overall machine durability."

The T5 Electro Command range also benefits from New Holland’s Terralock™ traction management system, which once engaged, automatically controls four wheel drive and differential lock engagement.

"Utilising continuous dialogue between speed sensors, the brake pedal and the rear linkage, the system will automatically disengage during tight turns for example, on the headland," Barrie says.

"The ‘scrubbing’ effect on tyres when turning is also eliminated as the wheels are free to turn and are not locked together.

"Consequently, productivity-impacting soil scaring is also reduced."

Developed in collaboration with FPT Industrial the T5 Electro Command features cutting-edge Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) technology for Tier 4A compliance.

"The entire engine installation has been optimised to ensure the T5 Electro Commands’ dimensions remain unaffected as well as delivering outstanding performance," Barie says.

"The cooling demands of sub-120hp machines are inherently lower than their high power counterparts, making CEGR the perfect solution." 

In addition, New Holland has introduced its Auto PTO feature to the new T5 Electro Command.

Engaged via a specific switch on the B Pillar, the system is set to automatically disengage drive to the PTO when the implement reaches a predefined distance from the ground and reapply when the implement returns below the pre-set threshold.

"This system requires zero operator input and protects the PTO shaft from impacting torsional stresses during raising or lowering," Barrie says. 

New RB variable round balers

As reported by NewFarmMachinery at its launch in Australia earlier this year, New Holland’s all-new Roll-Belt™ variable chamber round baler series is expected to deliver silage capacity increases of up to 20 per cent.

Replacing the BR7000 series, the company’s latest Roll-Belt round balers are available in 1.5 and 1.8 metre maximum bale diameters, the company claims complete pick-up redesign.

The standard heavy-duty, five solid tine bar pick-up with reinforced rubber tines is 10 per cent stiffer laterally and last five times longer.

New Holland says this means pick-up performance can be maintained in difficult, uneven and stony terrain.

A new feed assist roll transfers the crop from the pick-up to the rotor while simultaneously merging the flow of the crop to ensure it matches the exact width of the bale chamber.

A ‘SuperFeed™’ 455mm diameter rotor option comes standard with New Holland’s ‘W’ pattern fingers, to maintain high throughput for all crops.

With 15 integrated knives, the CropCutter model delivers the densest bales.

The Roll-Belt baler features four 273mm wide belts which prevent costly losses as well as improving tracking performance.

Increased belt stability ensures a large contact area with the crop to improve both reliability and bale formation.

The addition of a second hydraulic density cylinder has increased bale density by up to 5 per cent compared to the BR7000.

A density cylinder on either side of the chamber provides improved density control.

In a first for New Holland, a Service Plus Protection Plan is available for a further 12 months, to offer no count bale limit warranty coverage on specific components within the baler.

Local dealer Gaffney Machinery, located at First Avenue will have the two new ranges on show from May 1-3 during AgFest.

T5 specs


Maximum power (hp[CV])

Maximum torque (Nm)

Torque rise %

Minimum speed with Creeper (metres/hour) (32x32)

Top transport speed (kph/erpm) (16x16 – 32x32)

T5.95 Electro Command





40 / 1870

T5.105 Electro Command





40 / 1870

T5.115 Electro Command





40 / 1870


RB 150 & 180 round baler specs


Bale height
(minimum-maximum [m])

Bale width (m)

Minimum PTO horsepower
required (kW)

Roll-Belt 150 SuperFeed

0.90 - 1.5



Roll-Belt 180 SuperFeed

0.90 - 1.8




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