New Holland Agriculture North America launched at current the U.S. launch of the world’s first manufacturing T6 Methane Power tractor. The launch is a fruits of a multiyear progress problem to create and produce to market a tractor lineup that furthers the utilization of additional sustainable fuel sources in U.S. agriculture.
“The T6.180 Methane Power is the result of New Holland’s pioneering work on the use of alternative fuels through our Clean Energy Leader strategy. It is a significant step forward on the path to decarbonizing agriculture, and it is happening now, as the development of this sustainable tractor has reached its production phase. It is commercially available to our customers beginning this 2022 season,” commented Michael Cornman, Livestock and Dairy Segment Manager for New Holland Agriculture North America.
The comparable effectivity as diesel with as a lot as 30% lower working costs
The T6 Methane Power delivers the effectivity of its diesel equal –the similar power at 180 hp, torque at 740 Nm and sturdiness –with the added advantage of as a lot as 30% low cost in working costs. It moreover affords operators fuel flexibility and may run on each biomethane or compressed pure gasoline (CNG).
Compared to emission limits allowed under European Stage V emission legal guidelines, the T6 Methane Power produces 98% a lot much less particulate matter. When working biomethane, it could properly current a ten to fifteen% low cost in CO2 for a unfavorable emission profile. A straightforward, maintenance-free, three-way catalyst is used for aftertreatment, eliminating the necessity for exhaust gasoline recirculation and selective catalytic low cost parts, along with diesel exhaust fluid.
The T6 Methane Power choices an all-new NEF 6.7-liter engine notably developed for agricultural functions by FPT Industrial and benefits from the company’s 20+ years of experience in pure gasoline powertrain experience progress. To date, FPT Industrial has produced larger than 50,000 pure gasoline engines.
On the T6 Methane Power, the gasoline tanks with 49 gallons of functionality are saved in the similar place as a result of the diesel tanks on the ordinary T6 model. This maintains the very good visibility from the cab and ends in no restrictions in entry. Fuel storage under the cab has been optimized, guaranteeing current manufacturing tire measurement decisions and observe width settings. Additional decisions akin to mid-mount valves are moreover on the market. For extended intervals between fill ups, the front-mounted differ extender affords an extra 71 gallons of fuel functionality with a bolted connection to a port on the entrance of the tractor. The tractor will also be fitted with gasoline connection elements on the entrance and rear, enabling additional fuel storage that would probably be mounted on trailers and implements.
T6 Methane Power with biomethane: The subsequent step in the direction of zero-carbon farming
The T6 Methane Power tractor is a key ingredient in New Holland’s Energy Independent Farm thought, closing the loop of an actual spherical financial system, from fields to vitality know-how and once more to fields, a complete CO2-neutral cycle.
Farmers can develop vitality crops and use agricultural waste to generate biomethane and power their T6 Methane Power tractor with this sustainable fuel to realize near-zero CO2 emissions. Livestock and dairy farmers can take this virtuous cycle even extra by producing biomethane from manure, which subtracts CO2 from the environment, resulting in a carbon-negative footprint.
Farmers could use the byproducts of bio digestion as pure fertilizers on their fields, orchards, or vineyards, closing the spherical financial system loop.
T6 Methane Power Tractor making first U.S. take a look at 2022 World Ag Expo
The T6 Methane Power tractor will make its public U.S. debut on the 2022 World Ag Expo, February 8-10, 2022, in Tulare, California. It will be on present inside the New Holland gross sales house inside the south reveals on the International Agri-Center.
Source : New Holland