With more than 750 stands showcasing products and services from the UK and other countries, the 31st annual LAMMA Show, held at the Newark Showgrounds in Nottinghamshire, England in mid-January was the obvious choice for New Holland to launch its new T6 tractors.
There are seven models rated from 89kW to 131kW and with optimum power-to-weight ratio and excellent traction. A choice of four- and six-cylinder engines enables customers to select the power plant best suited to their requirements. Meanwhile, the optional SuperSteer front linkage reduces the time of headland turns, further improving productivity.
Selective catalytic reduction uses AdBlue to transform the harmful nitrogen oxide in the exhaust gas into harmless water and nitrogen. This after-treatment system is separate from the main engine, which means that only clean fresh air is fed into the engine.
The result is clean running power units that offer improved performance, quicker reaction and improved fuel efficiency.
New Holland South Africa is enjoying excellent sales for its current T6000 range and, as the new Tier 4A emission regulations aren’t yet mandatory in this country, this range will, for the time being, continue to be New Holland’s offering in the 85kW to 135kW class.
It’s possible to specify the hydraulic flow you need. The standard open centre hydraulic system provides a flow of 80l/minute, which is more than sufficient for most farming applications. For operations requiring a higher flow rate, such as running a large trailed potato harvester, the 113l/ min closed centre load sensing pump is available. Regardless of how hard the tractor is working, the power steering will always be easy to use as it’s powered by a separate 40l/min pump.
Making life easier
The Horizon Cab with optional Comfort Ride cab suspension provides outstanding comfort and exceptional visibility. Advanced automated features such as Auto Road and Field modes, together with the acclaimed Headland Turn Sequence, further improve functionality and productivity.
The optional Electro Command semi-powershift transmission, meanwhile, allows the operator to select eight gear speeds via up and downshift buttons on the control lever. The third button selects the range change. The gear selected can be seen at a glance thanks to the large gear display screen.
Fuel-saving PTO options
The 540/1000/1000E PTO option can significantly reduce fuel consumption. When working with big balers, for example, 1000E PTO speed is achieved at only 1 621rpm – a quiet and economical engine speed.