New range for New Holland

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A new tractor and a range of new hay tools from New Holland are on display at AgQuip 2019, which opened Tuesday morning.

New range for New Holland
The T6.175 Auto Command tractor, Blue Power Edition, is being presented for the first time at AgQuip 2019

 

On display for the first time at AgQuip is New Holland's T6.175 Auto Command tractor, Blue Power Edition - part of an expanded T6 range.

The display tractor is one of five to be made available for purchase in the first quarter of 2020 - with the expanded range to include four-cylinder models the T6.145, T6.155, T6.165, and T6.175, as well as the six-cylinder T6.180.

Each of these models will be available with either the company's Dynamic Command or its Auto Command systems, the latter of which allows the tractor to be controlled by other implements when ISO BUS III is added.

New Holland product segment manager for mixed farming and livestock Ben Mitchell says the New Holland round baler, when equipped with its IntelliBale feature, is one of these.

"The round baler tells the tractor when to stop, eject the bale, and move off again, with the simple press of a button – automating a repetitive process saving operator fatigue and increasing efficiencies" he says.

"The Auto Command is our top of the range model. It features New Holland exclusive Auto Command CVT transmission, electronic remote valves and our advanced Joystick for precise front-end loader control through our electronic mid-mount valves".


Check out our story on New Holland’s Precision Land Management (PLM) Intelligence platform, also on display at AgQuip this week.


New Holland's Dynamic Command dual clutch transmission system makes the tractors drive like a CVT model, but with the operating features of a Semi-Powershift.

 "It has two shafts in the transmission, one for even gears, one for odd gears.  As you step up through the speeds, the next gear is "pre-selected" on the corresponding odd or even shaft, so it offers a smooth change," he says.

"It offers you the best of both worlds."

The Dynamic Command tractor also offers a Dynamic Start/Stop feature – applying the clutch automatically when the brake is pressed at low speed – that New Holland says achieved the lowest fuel consumption rate ever measured by its DLG PowerMix 1.0 Test on a 4-cylinder agricultural tractor -  258 g/kWh and 23 g/kWh AdBlue.

The Dynamic Command is offered in two specifications, one with mechanical rear remotes, the other with Electronic, similar to the Auto Command – with both  models operated via a joystick

"Many of the features on the T6 have been inspired by its bigger brother, the well renowned T7 Series" Mitchell says.

The T6 range starts at the T6.145, with a 4 cylinder engine producing 115 Rated horsepower, and boosting up to 145hp with Engine Power Management. The five model line-up tops out out at the 6 cylinder T6.180, at 145 rated hp and a maximum of 175hp.

Hay Tools 

A range of crop cutting and preparation products has also been launched at AgQuip, with the products set for wider distribution in the fourth quarter of this year.

New Holland product segment manager for fodder conservation Sune Nielsen says the range of products will be put into the field during the 2019 season.  

"Full availability will be for Season 2020 with New Holland’s forward order program, due for release in the fourth quarter of 2019 giving New Holland dealers and their customers an opportunity to place early orders in preparation for the season ahead," he adds.

The new products come two years after New Holland finalised its acquisition of Europe-based hay tools manufacturer Kongskilde, which Nielsen says helped to fill a gap in New Holland’s hay product range.

 Among the new implements to be displayed are:

  • The ProRotor 420 single rotor rotary rake – a sample from a wide range with working widths from 2.9m to 4.45m, featuring easy-to-remove tine arms and an adjustable headstock hitch that allows the rake to better follow the ground contours;
  • A ProTed 760 rotary tedder measuring 7.6m wide – one in a range of units from 4.5m to 8.8m wide – which New Holland says are growing in popularity for their ability to open a swath for quicker drying for both hay and silage;  and
  • The DiscCutter 320 and 390 pendulum linkage disc mowers, which range in width between 2.77m and 3.86m. The centre mount of the cutter bar to the pivoting frame on these mowers offer unique ground following abilities – with two models in the range also available with flail conditioning capability.

A feature of the DiscCutter range is a centre pull disc mower conditioner with rubber chevron roller conditions and a cutting width of 3.11m or 3.52m. These models enable the driver to operate the unit on either side of the tractor for cutting around the field and cutting perfect corners or cutting back and forth. 

The rollers conditions are segmented so if damage occurs, a segment can be replaced instead of the complete roller. This unit is also available with flail type conditioning. In this configuration, the mower can be linked with a front mounted mower conditioner for wider cutting.

Also available but not on display is the range of two rotor rakes with either centre or side delivery.  Centre delivery models range from 6.25m to 8.2m raking widths while the side delivery models have a raking width from 3.6m to 6.2m.

 

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