Exhibitor Press Release: New Holland’s Commitment to Sustainability Continues with New T6.180 Methane Power Dynamic Command™
- New Holland has launched the new T6.180 Methane Power Dynamic Command™ featuring the Dynamic Command transmission, that grants higher efficiency, increase in autonomy and CO2
- The benefits of the T6 Methane Power extend beyond the engine to include the fleet management and agronomic services provided through the MyPLM Connect portal, delivering multiple financial and environmental advantages
- New Holland’s commitment to sustainability is also confirmed by the investment in Bennamann to bring livestock farmers a circular economy business model based on their local production of Fugitive biomethane, offering the potential for energy independence.
New Holland Agriculture continues its work to accelerate the pace of decarbonization in agriculture, a commitment that has contributed to establishing the brand as the Clean Energy Leader, with over a decade of active promotion and development of renewable fuels and sustainable agricultural technology.
After the launch of the multi-award-winning T6 Methane Power Tractor with Electro Command Transmission – which is still the only methane fueled tractor in the market – New Holland is now expanding the range with the T6.180 Methane Power Dynamic Command™ featuring Dynamic Command transmission.
This unique tractor, with a 2.6-metre wheelbase and 10.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight, combines the high performance of the proven NEF 6-cylinder Natural Gas (NG) engine with the exclusive 24×24 Dynamic Command transmission developed in-house by New Holland, raising the bar on efficiency and achieving fuel savings of up to 9% over the Electro Command version. It is a real game changer in the sector offering a significant increase in autonomy and CO2 savings due to the higher efficiency achieved.
Dynamic Command Transmission, developed following extensive customer consultation and an intensive research and testing process, was designed to offer even more gears in the most frequently used operating ranges and it has been successfully introduced on other models in the T6 diesel tractor range, as well as the T5 series.
It features the acclaimed Dual Clutch technology to deliver high efficiency and productivity. The clutches are designed for fast gear changes combined with a fully automated gearbox always set the ideal ratio and reduce the need for operator input. The result is high productivity with low operator fatigue.
The T6.180 Methane Power features New Holland’s automation and advanced software that further raise the levels of productivity and efficiency. Automated functions such as the exclusive Ground Speed Management II control package, enable the operator to maintain consistently high productivity through the working day. Integrated Telematics enables the farmer to always remain connected to their tractor through MyPLM™ Connect and manage their fleet and farm data to maximize efficiency.
Carlo Lambro, Brand President at New Holland Agriculture said: “New Holland’s vision is to be the farmer’s reliable, sustainable partner for every season. The T6.180 Methane Power is the ultimate game changer for us: it debuted in 2019 as a production unit and now we already have units working in customer farms across Europe – from Lithuania and Norway to Spain – and there are numerous orders in the pipeline with more enquiries coming in all the time. It’s definitely a reality”.
Deliveries for the T6 Methane Power tractor commenced all over Europe in November 2021 and there are already units working in farms across Europe, from Lithuania, Spain and France, with excellent feedbacks from customers.
Quiet often the tractor is bought as part of a larger methanization project, in farms that either produce the fuel they need to power their machinery at home or produce more methane that is then sold to third parties outside the farm.
Great interest has also risen from public institutions, especially in areas that are adopting cleaner policies for their territories.
One example is the city of Trondheim in Norway, one of the European cities with the aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 that has been using methane fuelled tractors for the operations of snow cleaning.
The Road to Carbon Neutral Farming: a long-standing commitment to sustainability
This latest addition to the T6 series is confirmation of New Holland’s investments in research and development to give to its customers the best-in-class technologies that increase efficiency and productivity, in a sustainable way.
The T6 Methane Power tractor has been the culmination of New Holland’s work in the development of methane technology for agriculture: the first 100% natural gas tractor on the market. A real game-changer that has been recognised with multiple awards.
The story of the multi-award winning T6 Methane Power tractor range started with the first prototype presented in 2013 followed by an advanced concept which was unveiled in the US in 2017. In 2022, the T6.180 Methane Power, which today is available with New Holland’s acclaimed Dynamic Command™ transmission, won the prestigious Sustainable Tractor of the Year award twice – first as a concept, then as a production tractor.
The brand’s interest to sustainability is not a recent development: New Holland launched its “Clean Energy Leader” strategy in 2006, committing to renewable fuels, emissions reduction systems and sustainable agricultural technology long before the Paris Agreement that established a global approach for tackling climate change. Seven years later, it unveiled the first methane-fuelled tractor prototype, taking the first steps on the path to energy-independent, carbon-neutral farming.
New Holland is taking sustainability further, moving towards providing farmers with the tools to create an “Energy Independent Farm”. To this end, it has invested in a partnership with Bennamann, a UK-based start-up focused on innovation around the collection, processing and storage of methane with the aim of unlocking circular economy benefits for customers and delivering a local, clean energy revolution.
New Holland Agriculture’s reputation is built on the success of our customers, cash crop producers, livestock farmers, contractors, vineyards, or groundscare professionals. They can count on the widest offering of innovative products and services: a full line of equipment, from tractors to harvesting, material handling equipment, complemented by tailored financial services from a specialist in agriculture. A highly professional global dealer network and New Holland’s commitment to excellence guarantees the ultimate customer experience for every customer. For more information on New Holland visit www.newholland.com
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