New Holland Agriculture will showcase updates to its telehandler range, and present its new range of implements at FTMTA on 7 – 9 February 2019, which many farmers will see for the first time. Its latest tractors and forage harvester will also be displayed across two stands (356 – outdoor, and 322 – indoor) at the event at Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare, where farmers can enter a competition to win the use of a T6.180 DCT tractor for three months.
New TH Series telehandlers
New Holland’s six to nine meter telehandler range has been extended and upgraded. The most visible change is to the livery colour, which changes from blue to yellow and is now consistent with the brand’s well-known harvesting and baling products. The new Series name consists of the letters TH (for telescopic handler) followed by numbering which relates to the key machine specifications.
The TH Series has been extended from the pervious LM Series to offer six models and 14 versions, offering solutions to suit the varying operational requirements of Irish farming businesses. The entry level S version, available on the TH6.32 and TH7.32, delivers a powerful performance with its 133 hp engine and simple specifications for a small investment.
The Classic version, available on six, seven and nine metre models, is ideal for small livestock farmers and farmyard use. It features a limited-slip differential in the rear axle to increase traction in demanding conditions, variable displacement hydraulic pump and reversible cooling fan for high efficiency all-day-long.
The Plus version, perfect for livestock and mixed farming operations, adds a host of comfort features, such as the air-suspension seat, telescopic steering column and HVAC system. A hydraulic quick coupler makes it very easy and fast to change attachments, and rear cab lights enhance safe operation after dark.
The Elite version is the best choice for large-scale livestock farmers, contractors and biomass operations. It features a more powerful 146 hp engine and additional advanced features such as hydraulic pressure release, heated air-suspension seat with integrated controls, and rear cab and boom lights maximize productivity even when dark.
Tractors and implements
Several models from the T7 tractor range will feature on the New Holland stand, along with a T6.180 Dynamic Command, and an exclusive T5.120 Terracotta limited edition model built to celebrate 100 years of FIAT tractors.
Farmers visiting FTMTA will be able to enter a competition to win use of a New Holland T6.180 DCT for up to three months (or 500 hours), benefitting from ongoing support from the New Holland team and their local New Holland dealer. It’s a great chance for Irish farmers to experience first-hand a versatile, award-winning tractor that is currently the only tractor in its segment to offer a 8-step semi powershift transmission that contributes to higher efficiency and reduced fuel consumption.
Examples from New Holland’s new implement range will be on display to many Irish farmers for the first time, including a Disc Cutter 320P mounted disc mower conditioner, front-mounted Disc Cutter F 320P, and a reversible plough.
Forage operators will be able to view New Holland’s FR920 Forage Cruiser. This flagship model is the brand’s highest-powered forager and features an all-new FTP Industrial V20 engine with a power curve specifically matched to forage harvesting operations. It delivers a massive 670 kW (911 hp) maximum power at 1600 to 1800 rpm, 4,095 Nm maximum torque and a productivity-boosting 44% torque rise at 2100-1600 rpm. The V20 engine delivers the most fuel-efficient performance in the 1600 to 1900 rpm working range. This, together with the low maintenance costs, which results in the machine’s excellent Total Cost of Operation.