New Hollands’ methane powered concept wins Good Design Award

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The New Holland methane powered concept tractor has received the illustrious Good Design Award

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Presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the award "recognises the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world".

The New Holland methane powered concept was selected by the jury from a record number of submissions from over 47 countries. As a winner, the Methane Powered Concept Tractor will feature in the Good Design Yearbook for 2018–2019.

Unveiled in 2017 (read article here), the New Holland methane powered concept is said to reduce overall emissions by 80 per cent compared to a standard diesel tractor and "at least" 10 per cent lower CO2 emissions.

Packing a six-cylinder NEF methane engine  –  that delivers 180hp (134kW) and 740Nm – New Holland says the concept has the same power and torque specs as its standard diesel equivalent, but generates up to 30 per cent in running cost savings as well as an approximate decrease in drive-by-noise  of around 50 per cent.

New Holland brand president Carlo Lambro was excited about the award.

"This prestigious award recognises New Holland’s innovative and pioneering approach to futuristic design," he says.

"The use of technologically advanced materials to enhance the operating environment, the ultimate visibility of the fully glazed cab, the ergonomic, intuitive and connected operation provide a glimpse into New Holland’s vision for the future of tractor design.

"The methane powered concept tractor pushes the boundaries of alternative fuel and agriculture technologies to deliver a cutting-edge solution for sustainable and efficient farming," he adds.

New Holland says that the tractor "creates a vital link that closes the loop in the Energy Independent Farm’s virtuous cycle by running on the energy produced from the land and waste products, making [our] vision for the sustainable future of farming achievable today".

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