Vintage style is all the rage at the moment, and New Holland brings its very own touch of retro to Saltex to gauge reaction to its classic style.
The Boomer 8N was launched to great acclaim in the USA last winter, with the first nine months of production already sold out, and British purchasers are expected to warm to its charms with equal enthusiasm.
Its distinctive styling mirrors the original iconic 8N, but this is combined with the very latest technology from New Holland – the award winning EasyDrive continuously variable transmission, offering the ease of operation of a modern tractor.
Likely to appeal to the rural lifestyle customer and image-conscious professionals alike, this 50hp compact tractor is ideally suited to those who wish to mix the classic charm of yesteryear with the reliability and efficiency of a modern machine, whether on the polo field or golf course.
Sporting a red chassis, grey hood and fenders to give it the look and feel of the original 8N, the new model breaks away from New Holland’s now-legendary blue livery. Customers can also make the Boomer 8N their own with a choice of canopies, decals and chrome accessories.
Derived from the highly successful Boomer 3000, the 8N version retains the 2.2 litre, four cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine which combines with the EasyDrive transmission for efficient, effortless driving.
Four-wheel drive is standard for improved traction and manoeuvrability, while the deluxe three-point hitch with telescoping stabilisers has 1600kg lift capacity to handle a range of implements. Attachment is eased by a two-position extendible swinging drawbar.
Modern creature comforts are provided for the driver, with a large platform, adjustable seat, and tilting/telescoping steering column, while traditional styling is continued in the instrumentation.
New Holland is keen to get customer feedback on the Boomer 8N, which is sure to attract plenty of attention at IOG Saltex 2009.