New Holland North America is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new TK4 Series crawler tractors. With more than 85 years of manufacturing experience in the crawler sector, the new TK4 series tractors confirm New Holland’s undisputed leadership in the vineyard and orchard segment as the only manufacturer to provide both self-propelled harvesters and the narrow tractors to work vineyards and orchards. Composed of four models featuring up to 86 PTO horsepower, the TK4 Series offers farmers and contractors exceptional stability, comfort and performance, new and enhanced power levels, efficient fuel usage and absolute respect for the health of their vines and trees.
“The TK4 Series pairs functional design to boost stability and traction, with the utmost comfort and efficiency to help producers tackle the most difficult conditions,” said Bret Lieberman, Vice President for New Holland North America. “Given our continuous innovation in this segment, customers can be sure to find the ideal machine for to meet the needs of their operation.”
New Electronically Controlled Engines for Top Level Performance
The TK4 Series’ new FPT Industrial Tier 4 compliant F5C engines, 74- and 98-Horsepower, maintain the same exceptional performance levels as their predecessors in terms of power and torque, while delivering even greater efficiency. Maximum power is now delivered continuously from 1,900 to 2,300 rpm, and fuel consumption is even more economical, thanks to the new electronic engine management system. To meet the stringent Tier 4A emissions regulations, the engines on the TK4 Series crawlers use a Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) system and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), strategically housed in the new front axle casting.
Reimagined Operator Comfort
Many updates have been made to maximize operator comfort including a new 10 mm steel bulkhead that separates the operator from the engine, radically reducing the temperature in the footwell area, new side panels that keep dust and hot air away from the operator, which is especially important when working on very dry terrain, and a new optional air suspension seat to reduce operator exposure to vibration.
New Front Axle Casting
The front axle casting of the new TK4 crawlers has been designed to be heavier and stronger to allow the application of up to 1,100 lbs (500kg) of front ballast. The increased front axle casting capacity means the new TK4 machines can easily work with even bigger and heavier front implements.
Exclusive New Holland Options
The new TK series tractors continue to offer all of the exclusive systems that have established New Holland as a leading force in the crawler tractor segment:
• Steering-O-Matic™ Plus, a unique single control lever to steer, drive and stop the tractor
• Interchangeable rubber and steel tracks on TK4.80F (available with SmartTrax rubber tracks from the factory only) and TK4.100M
• Lift-O-Matic™ hydraulic lift control system
• Optional factory cab on Open Field models (TK4.100 & TK4.100M)
The new styling of the hood, with its rounded contours and distinctive cat-eye headlights, not only brings the new TK4 tractors in line with the rest of New Holland's extensive tractor family, it also improves front and side visibility of the work area.
Fruit and Vineyard Solutions
The new TK4 series are complimented by New Holland’s full line of equipment designed for vineyards and orchards. New Holland also launched a new series of the Braud high-capacity grape harvesters, as well as redesigned the emission systems for the T4F and T4V narrow wheeled tractors this year.