10 February 2016 | Online since 2003

New Holland wins Tractor of the Year with T4060F



8 November 2012 09:42:58|Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events

New Holland wins Tractor of the Year with T4060F


New Holland has won the prestigious Tractor of the Year 2013 award in the Best of Specialized category with the T4060F.
The T4060F is part of the T4000F/N/V series, producing 106hp in a narrow overall package, for vineyard and orchard operations.

“This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all those involved in the development of the T4060F.” Stated Carlo Lambro, Vice President Europe.
“Here at New Holland we are fully committed to maintaining our position as the worldwide leader in the specialized sector and developing state-of-the-art systems, such as ECOBraud, which enhance profitability for growers whilst reducing their environmental impact.”

Features ensure that growers can tailor their tractor to suit their needs, a range of transmissions can be selected, and all ‘F’ models benefit from the SuperSteer front axle for the best-in-class turning radius: 76°.
Safe operation comes courtesy of the 100% mechanical park lock and the new PTO ratio that further boosts operating efficiency with a 5% fuel saving.
The hydraulic mid-mounts are controlled via an ergonomic joystick and the entire system features a hydraulic motor function which offers 100% priority and a free return.
The new electro-hydraulic mid-mount valves are controlled via an ergonomic electro-proportional joystick which manages 8 outputs. The system features an hydraulic motor function which offers 100% priority and a free return.
The entire range benefits from the “protection level 2” Blue Cab which has been redesigned and groups all key tractor functions together, for intuitive and immediate operation.

First, the entire vineyard is mapped, and areas of high and low quality yield are recorded.
This information is then analysed by New Holland PLM Software to create prescription maps which indicate how much fertilizer should be applied in each area.
This information is then transferred to the tractor, via a USB key, and the on-board precision farming package manages the application of fertilizer.

This variable rate application assists growers in optimising vegetation growth, by counteracting areas of excessive or limited growth, which ultimately impact harvest quality. As a result, the area with high quality grapes increases boosting the operation’s profits.

New Holland tests have shown that operations using the Speciality Spreader Kit have reduced the fertilizer application by as much as 15%.
This represents a significant cut in input costs. Moreover, when analysed in the context of the ECOBraud programme, spreader management reduces the in-vineyard carbon footprint by 10%, which contributes to the 10% overall reduction in the carbon footprint of each and every complete bottle of wine produced.

The colour touchscreen FM750 display also allows operators to monitor all the key machine parameters at a glance, including actual working speed obtained through the GPS signals, worked area, fertilizer application rate as well as the amount of fertilizer still remaining in the bin.
Advanced row tracing technology means that operators know exactly which rows have been covered to prevent overlaps; it also reduces fatigue during long working days and allows easy night operations as well.

Download





0 Comment


Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

World News

India | 10 February 2016
Smallest Indian wheat crop in six years to spur imports

India may harvest its smallest wheat crop in six years after two successive years of below-average monsoon rainfall stresses crops, potentially opening its doors to more imports. Production is set ...


Ireland | 10 February 2016
Another volatile year ahead for farmers

Northern Ireland's agri-food sector was another volatile year ahead, Danske Bank has said. The institution held its annual Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast yesterday and heard about "multiple threat...


USA | 10 February 2016
California farmers reap record sales in record drought

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have...


Ireland | 10 February 2016
Dairy farmers: Don't use the milk price as an excuse to compromise on herd welfare

Spring calving season is now in full flight on the majority of dairy farms. In excess of one million calves will be born on Irish dairy farms between February and April. Great strides have been mad...


USA | 10 February 2016
Rise In cattle numbers driving down beef prices

Matt Stockton, an ag economist for UNL's West Central Research and Extension Center says the rising number of cattle is driving down price. "When prices are first recognized and start going up the ...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed

Farms and Land for sale


Holiday Rentals search



Top stories you may have missed
Username
Password