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New Holland makes steering “EZ” at this year’s Tillage-Live 
New Holland makes steering “EZ” at this year’s Tillage-LiveNew Holland looks forward to welcoming you to its stand at this year’s Tillage-Live show in Haddington, East Lothian on 3 October 2012. The event will see the first working demonstration of New Holland’s assisted steering system, EZ Pilot™.

New Holland has introduced EZ Pilot™, to join the New Holland stable of Precision Land Management products.

The EZ Pilot™ system uses an electric motor drive with GPS guidance to steer the wheel for the tractor’s operator. It means the operator can focus on other tasks such as sprayer or planter performance, improving job quality and crop yields, all while reducing fatigue.

The system includes T3 enhanced terrain compensation technology, which immediately adjusts steering when dealing with rough terrain or sloping grounds. Unlike other systems, EZ Pilot™ is unique because its seamless integration provides clear access to the vehicle’s instrument panel while maintaining the vehicle’s original steering wheel and telescoping functions.

The high performance EZ Pilot™ system also has a fast reacting motor, compatible steering option, greater flexibility and higher torque, as well as a range of display options and a sleek, clean design.

As well as this, the compact system is easy to install, with simple cabling, meaning it can be mounted anywhere in the cab. It is capable of working with the full range of New Holland T6 and T7 tractors and New Holland CX combines. This completes the line- up for GPS based steering as the larger T8 and T9 tractors and CR combines are supplied either IntelliSteer complete or ready option as standard from the factory.

Precision Farming Sales and Marketing Manager Dan Stuart says the EZ Pilot™ system provides a new level of support and comfort:
“As well as significantly reducing operator fatigue, the EZ Pilot™ assisted steering system allows operators to focus on the things that matter – namely crop and planting quality. It is adaptable to a wide range of terrains, is fast and efficient, provides 30 per cent more torque than other systems in the market and yet is simple to install and surprisingly affordable.

“One of the real benefits to the customer that we have found is the flexibility this system offers means it can be fixed to any machine – not just New Holland tractors and combines – resulting in a convenient option for practically every farmer.”

Also at this year’s Tillage will be the T8 which is revolutionising farming with its compact long wheel base design. The T8 offers improved stability and enhanced manoeuvrability in all applications, with an unmatched 55° turning circle. Front linkage lift capacity of up to 6,290kg ensures even the heaviest equipment can easily be operated. The most powerful Tier 4A ECOBlue™ SCR tractor in its segment, the T8 offers lower operating costs, longer service intervals and New Holland’s exclusive Ground Speed Management concept to further boost productivity.

Sitting alongside will be the impressive T9, New Holland’s most powerful tractor with outputs as high as 669 maximum Engine Power Management horsepower. The engines, developed in partnership with FPT Industrial, use ECOBlue™SCR technology with AdBlue/DEF to maximise performance and minimise emissions. With up to 40 per cent torque rise, increased maximum permissible weight of 25 tonnes and improved tyre fitting for reduced soil compaction, the T9 is a best-in-class heavy-duty machine.

Also on display at the show will be the popular T7 range. Renowned for its flexibility and efficiency, the T7 – like its sister models – includes award-winning SideWinder™II ergonomic control and ECOBlue™ SCR technology, combined with an improved PTO offering and SuperSteer™ front axle for best-in-class turning radius.

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