Machinery: Top tier tractors
The updated T7 series from New Holland features a 6-cylinder engine with emissions technology that meets Tier 4B standards without the need for exhaust gas recirculation or a diesel particulate filter.
The tractors' high efficiency after-treatment system means there's no need to compromise the combustion efficiency in order to reduce emissions. New Holland says the design increases the upper power levels of both wheelbase versions of the T7.
The rated power of the long wheelbase model is 5pc higher, while the standard wheel base climbs by 9pc to 180hp. Add 45hp of engine power management to this and the T7.225 is a powerful tractor for its dimensions and weight.
New Holland are still able to offer customers a 6-cylinder T7 at a relatively low power level, though. This is important as many operators will always choose the advantages of a 6-cylinder tractor over a 4 cylinder model.
At a rated power of 140-hp rising to 175-hp with engine power management, the T7.175 retains those benefits for the customer.
The T7 tractors come with several productivity-boosting features. A new lighting package offers up to 16 LED cab work lights that provide a 360-degree spread of light.
The rear 360-degree corner lights can be switched off independently to avoid glare, typically when unloading alongside a harvester.
Another interesting feature is the second generation Headland Turn Sequencer (HTS). Controlled through the now standard IntelliView touch screen, the HTS enables complex headland turns to be created by recording a turn 'live' or creating one by selecting actions and trigger points from a menu.