New Holland adds horsepower with new T7 tractor

New Holland product marketing manager Ken Paul

New Holland is billing its new T7.300 model long wheelbase tractor as the most powerful and compact tractor in its range, delivering more power than other T7 models while maintaining tractor dimensions and maneuverability.

Farmers got their first look at the tractor at the National Farm Machinery Show last month at Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, New Holland product marketing manager Ken Paul tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin that the story of the new T7 starts with horsepower.  “A lot of the customers out there are looking for higher horsepower, but not in that bigger frame size. So that’s kind of what we’re doing with the launch of the new T7 long wheelbase, we’re expanding horsepower on the top end — 260 rated, 300 boosted horsepower — but it’s still in that long wheelbase frame size. So you keep the maneuverability.”

Paul says engine torque is another important chapter in the T7.300 story.  The engine comes from the T7 heavy duty series, which boosts even higher horsepower, but the key thing about that engine is turbo power. “So it’s electronic variable geometry turbo (eVGT)… it gives us a very low torque at 1300 rpms over a 500 rpm range. Why is that important? The lower rpm max torque plays a critical role in reducing fuel consumption,” he notes. (Story continues after the video.)

The new tractor also features the cab from the T7 heavy duty series. It’s 10 per cent larger and, measuring at 66 DBA (decibel level), it’s the quietest cab in it segment.

The new T7 delivers a range of innovations, including more processing power and implement connectivity. The new model comes equipped with a variety of smart technology features, including tractor implement management (TIM), a system that allows two-way communication between the tractor and implements for improved operator control.

Paul says farmers can expect to see the T7.300 model show up at dealerships in June or July.

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