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T6.180 Methane Power. Powered by Nature


T6.180 Methane Power. Powered by Nature  

The future is here, New Holland has unveiled its new, commercially available T6 Methane Powered tractor at Agritechnica 2019 and has already been awarded the sustainable tractor of the year 2020 award at the show. The tractor is the world's first 100% methane powered production tractor, meaning farmers can now help to do their bit to lower emissions with a resolution for sustainable agriculture without compromise on power, torque or durability.   

 Since New Hollands first prototype methane tractor in 2013, they have continuously tested methane powered tractors globally, now in 2020 the methane tractors will be entering production and start appearing in fields near you.  

 The tractor will feature a spark plug ignition alongside an all-new 6 cylinder 6.7L NEF engine which has been specifically designed for agricultural applications by FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial. FPT Industrial are a leader in natural gas technology, having over 20 years' experience and 50,000 natural gas engines produced to date. Options for the tractor vary but can include a new viscotronic fan. The powertrain of New Holland’s latest innovative tractor means that it also benefits from quiet operation, with engine noise levels reduced by up to 3%, meaning the drive-by-noise level can be up to 50% quieter.     

So, why is it worth the transition from a diesel tractor to the latest New Holland methane powered one?   

 The T6.180 methane can produce the same levels of power, torque & durability whilst benefitting from 30% lower running costs. It also boasts 99% less particulate matter, a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions (compared to stage 5 diesel) and an overall 80% reduction in polluting emissions.  

 This new technology is also key to completing the cycle required for the Energy Independent Farm™. Farmers can now grow crops and then use the waste products from growing the crops to generate biomethane. The biomethane created can then power the tractor which then completes the cycle as the tractor then continues to help to grow the crops.  

With all this fantastic new technology from New Holland, combined with the reliable technology we know and love the future from New Holland is looking exciting. Keep an eye out for a New Holland T6.180 Methane in a field near you next year. 

 

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