London: New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural machinery brand of CNH Industrial unveiled the next step in its Clean Energy journey with the ‘world’s first’ T7 Methane Power LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) pre-production prototype tractor, the company said today.
New Holland Agriculture has long championed alternative fuels as the future of farming, establishing its Clean Energy Leader Strategy in 2006. Since then, the brand has accumulated vast experience and expertise in this area, developing concepts, prototypes and ultimately the first ever commercialised natural gas tractor: the New Holland T6 Methane Power, CNH Industrial said.
T7 LNG tractor: the blend of autonomy, power, comfort and opportunity
A farm’s carbon footprint is a major factor in determining its sustainability. And farmers still need powerful tractors that can run around the clock. Natural gas, and especially biomethane, are presently the ideal solutions to guarantee higher horsepower machine performance, while also lowering emissions and reducing operating costs.
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According to the company, the T7 Methane Power LNG tractor will more than double the autonomy compared to a CNG design whilst boosting overall farm sustainability. In comparison to the T6 Methane Power CNG, this is a fourfold increase in fuel capacity. LNG is also a key facilitator for the expansion of CNH Industrial’s broader future natural gas portfolio, particularly towards larger and heavier agricultural equipment, as well as construction equipment.
The T7 Methane Power LNG pre-production prototype tractor offers unparalleled performance for an alternative fuel tractor. With its 270hp power, it delivers the same power and torque as a diesel tractor while delivering autonomy without the need for any extra tanks. It is also more sustainable, being better than carbon neutral when powered by Liquefied Biomethane sourced from livestock manure and slurry.