The T6 Methane Power, the world’s first production methane tractor, was crowned the inaugural ‘Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020’, and the T4 V/N/F tractor range received the coveted title of ‘Tractor of the Year 2020’ in the Best of Specialized category.
The T6 Methane Power is the culmination of New Holland’s pioneering work on the use of alternative fuels through its Clean Energy Leader strategy, and it is a significant step forward on the path to decarbonizing agriculture. Commercially available in 2020, it offers economic and practical advantages, which are further enhanced when using biomethane.
Its outstanding performance comes in an exceptionally eco-friendly package, delivering up to 30% lower running costs. In real field conditions, the T6 Methane Power tractor produces 99% less particulate matter than an equivalent diesel configuration, and reduces CO2 emissions by minimum 10% and overall emissions by 80%. This tractor is a key element in New Holland’s Energy Independent Farm Concept, closing the loop of a true circular economy, from fields to energy generation and back to fields – a complete CO2-neutral cycle.
The second award, in the ‘Tractor of the Year 2020’ Best of Specialized category was presented to the New Holland T4 V/N/F range for its advanced technology package, comprising Terraglide™ front axle adjustable suspension that deliver a smooth ride, and when coupled with Trelleborg PneuTrac tyres provides greater traction when working on hillsides, as well as improving fuel economy.
The T4N Terraglide delivers best-in-class stability, especially with heavy front implements, with the anti-dive/squat feature, which prevents pitching during braking and acceleration. The axle roll control further adds to the tractor’s stability, preventing excessive oscillation and the risk of rolling over when working side slope. The operator not only enjoys the comfort of reduced tractor roll, but also greater safety from its stability.
The New Holland BigBaler 1290 High Density was awarded the title of ‘Machine of the Year 2020’ in the Forage Harvesting category by a jury panel of journalists representing the leading European agricultural publications. The machine received the coveted award for its technical innovation and the benefits it brings to customers, with selection criteria focusing on innovative features, performance, productivity, cost of operation, ease of use and operator comfort.