New Holland Presents the All-Electric T4 Tractor, and T7 Methane LNG Tractor
New Holland presents their all-electric T4 Tractor, and T7 Methane LNG Tractor at the dealer meeting in Texas. This is truly special, as this is the world’s first “the world’s first LNG tractor”(New Holland, 2022). Being emission free, these units will also be environmentally friendly, and reduce operation costs.
T4 Electric Tractor:
When designing the T4 Electric Tractor, multiple factors were considered, when comparing it to a diesel tractor. The T4 outperformed the diesel in terms of being more responsive, efficient, and increased traction control (New Holland, 2022). This unit will also save “you up to 90% in operating costs” (New Holland, 2022). This Tractor is well suited for low horsepower activites, such as working in Orchards and Vineyards, mixed farm and municipalities. It will also be possible to operate this tractor during quiet hours, as “noise is reduced by 90%”(New Holland, 2022). Finally the T4 Tractor Tractor is fitted with cameras and sensors. The tractor can also be programmed to the farmers desired settings. via a smartphone app. The “Shadow Follow Me feature allows machines to work together”(New Holland, 2022).
- NewHolland. (2022). CNH Industrial presents first electric tractor prototype with autonomous features. CNH Industrial. https://media.cnhindustrial.com/EMEA/CNH-INDUSTRIAL-CORPORATE/ALL/cnh-industrial-presents-first-electric-tractor-prototype-with-autonomous-features/s/2ccdb427-427f-44bd-809c-0548d5db51c5
T7 Methane LNG Tractor:
A few key focus points when designing the T7 Methane LNG Tractor was performance, sustainability, and increased horsepower. New Holland is “offering tractors above 200hp”(New Holland, 2022). This tractor is also extremely efficient, with 4 times greater fuel storage capacity then the CNG model. This reduces downtime of the time tractor filling up (New Holland, 2022). Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture noted how this prototype represents New Holland’s commitment to sustainability. He also pointed out that biomethane, is the best available solution to reduce costs, and emissions.
2. NewHolland. (2022). New Holland Pioneers Alternative Fuel Agriculture Machinery at CNH Industrial Tech Day. CNH Industrial. https://agriculture.newholland.com/eu/en-uk/about-us/whats-on/news-events/2022/cnh-industrial-tech-day-new-holland