For the first time in the UK, New Holland will be publicly showcasing its Advanced Braking System (known as ABS SuperSteer™) fitted to the T7 flagship tractor models - T7.220 to T7.270.
At the 2012 Cereals Event in June the pioneering technology will be on show. With the increasing focus on safety the New Holland ABS system can deliver excellent vehicle stability while combining steering together with hard braking. It can also control braking between wheels independently on low friction surfaces preventing a loss of vehicle control through a skid.
Using technology from the Iveco, the commercial vehicle partner of Fiat Industrial, New Holland has designed a braking system that can finely control the tractor brakes, taking signals from axle speed sensors to prevent any wheel lock up.
It gives the driver confidence in the machine’s secure stopping power, but also delivers benefits for manoeuvrability and improves safety when operating on steep hills.
ABS SuperSteer™ has already had a proven pedigree having won a silver award in 2009 at Agritechnica. It takes the ABS brake control system and uses it to reduce the turning circle by as much as fifty percent compared to a standard T7 tractor. As the operator turns the steering wheel with the ABS SuperSteer™ engaged, the inner independent rear axle brake will be applied automatically. The level of braking can be adjusted on the IntelliView III touch screen to accommodate sensitive surfaces such as grassland. The same adjustment can be applied to the independent brake pedals, not allowing them to lock the wheels. For safety the independent brakes are automatically electronically locked for road speeds.
The hill holder function on Power Command models improves tractor control on slopes, automatically engaging the brakes to prevent the machine rolling back during hill starts and easing clutch engagement. On the Auto Command this safety feature is provided by the active stop incorporated within the CVT logic.
The T7 ABS SuperSteer is a technologically advanced step forward in tractor design for control, safety and driving stability.
The 2012 Cereals Event will be on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.