JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – (May 15, 2012) – New Holland Agriculture will launch the new TT Compact series to the South African market at the Nampo Harvest Day. With three models ranging from 27 to 36 kW, the TT Compact tractors combine great versatility with a powerful performance, exceptional fuel efficiency and low emissions. Available in 2- or 4-wheel drive, these tractors are very easy to use and service. These all-purpose, reliable machines are ideal for these markets, where farmers look for maneuverable and versatile tractors they can use for soil preparation, to operate implements and pull trailers, and for transport from one plot to another.
Designed for productivity
The seating and layout of the controls are designed to maximise comfort when the operator needs to spend long hours on the driver’s seat, as well as to make it easy to get on and off when necessary. The levers have been positioned to the side, so that the driver can easily and comfortably change gears. The instrument cluster includes an rpm meter, a digital hour-meter, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge
and warning lights for battery changing and oil pressure. New Holland’s trademark one-piece rear hinged sloping engine hood and side-mounted exhaust provide an unobstructed view to the front.
Power, fuel efficiency and low emissions
The 27, 31 and 36 kW 3-cylinder engines deliver power, fuel efficiency and low emissions. They feature a wet air cleaner with over bonnet pre-cleaner and dual spin on filters with optional water trap, which enables them to operate in the harshest environments. The TT Compact models benefit from New Holland’s focus on the environmental impact of its equipment, which has led to its Clean Energy Leader strategy for the active promotion of renewable fuels, emissions reduction systems and sustainable agricultural technology. Featuring New Holland’s low emissions technology, the TT Compact series performs with emissions well below the levels mandated by local emissions regulations.
Versatility to fit every need
The TT Compact series is available with a choice of transmissions: 8x2 standard or optional 8x8 constant mesh with mechanical shuttle, which makes it easy to shuttle shift from forward to reverse. In addition to the standard independent 540-rpm PTO with ground speed, an optional 540/540E rpm PTO is also available for customers who may need a 2-speed PTO.
The robust casting waterproof front axle ensures an extended operating life, eve in the most extreme conditions. The heavy-duty rear straight axle with epicyclical reduction delivers top performance in all agricultural and transport applications. The wet disc brakes stand out for the efficient braking and durability. The flip-up hood gives fast and easy access to service areas, and there are no panels or grills to remove, so that daily maintenance tasks are easy and quick, adding to the reliability of the machine.