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New Holland is now offering its proven Auto Command continuously variable transmission on its flagship high-power T9 Series tractors. The eight-model series includes five agricultural models and two scraper models. The line-up develops maximum outputs ranging from 429 boosted horsepower to the 605 boosted hp of the range-topping T9.600 AC. This easy-to-operate tractor takes productivity, efficiency and versatility to an entirely new level.

“We have heard from our customers who operate both our 4WD tractors and other New Holland tractors with Auto Command transmissions about how much they appreciate the efficiency and versatility of the Auto Command transmission and wondered why it was not available for the T9 series,” said Rod Gardner, National Sales Manager, New Holland Hay and Harvest. “The CVT provides our livestock producers with the ability to pack silage pits with one-handed operation, going as fast as they choose in reverse and finely tuning forward speeds to be efficient as possible. For other customers, such as cash crop producers with grain carts, the same advantages they see today with the T6, T7, and T8 tractors with Auto Command are now available on the T9 family as well.”

Maximum efficiency with intuitive and easy-to-use Auto Command™ transmission
The Auto Command transmission provides seamless speed changes with the most intuitive operating logic in the market. The award-winning SideWinder™ II armrest with fully integrated IntelliView™ IV ultra-wide colour touchscreen and CommandGrip™ multifunction handle offer supremely comfortable and easy operation. The CommandGrip handle uses force-based logic to control the tractor’s speed and acceleration. With the Auto Command transmission, this delivers the infinite range of speeds to perfectly match the application.

The transmission has been engineered to perfectly match the most frequently used speeds during draft work, secondary cultivation activities, high speed in-field work and transport activities. Advanced double clutch control further enhances efficiency.

Automated efficiency features make operation simple and intuitive, while optimizing performance: target speed adjustment to match the exact needs of the task at hand is perfect when moving between fields; target speed selection enables the operator to switch between three target speeds; four driving modes – Auto, Cruise, PTO and Manual – enable the operator to optimize the task or fuel efficiency.

The fully integrated IntelliSteer™ autoguidance maximizes productivity and efficiency, enabling parallel pass-to-pass accuracy as precise as 1 to 2 cm.

Seamless productivity and versatility in all situations
The Auto Command transmission automatically adjusts engine power and ground speed for maximum productivity to match the requirements of the application, be it in heavy, light or variable draft work. In transport, Auto Command helps the T9 accelerate quickly up to approximately 25 mph (40 kph) at a quiet and efficient 1650 engine rpm, giving an advantage over other transmissions.

The excellent slow speed operation and precise speed control with the stepless ranges result in best-in-class productivity in specialty applications.

The intuitive automatic control of engine power and ground speed, the seamless speed adjustment, and the clutchless braking dramatically reduces operator fatigue and boosts productivity. Together with the large, comfortable cab and ergonomic layout, this results in best-in-class operator comfort. The T9 Auto Command is also a very easy tractor to operate that requires less training, an advantage for farming operations that regularly use seasonal labour.

Auto Command also offers the advanced Active StopStart safety feature that prevents the tractor moving backwards or forwards when it is brought to a standstill, even with a heavy load. Also, there is no risk of roll back on steep inclines when starting again.

New Holland is imported in New Zealand by C B Norwood Distributors Ltd.

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