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New Holland tractors win the “Best of Specialized” and “Golden Tractor for Design” awards at EIMA International 2008


New Holland tractors win the “Best of Specialized” and “Golden Tractor for Design” awards at EIMA International 2008

New Holland Agriculture made a very successful showing at the 2009 edition of the “Tractor of the Year” competition, the awards ceremony held in Bologna on 12th November to coincide with the EIMA International 2008 exhibition.

The jury, of 20 journalists each representing a European publication specialising in agricultural equipment, assigned two of the three prizes on offer to New Holland tractors.

The new New Holland T4050F won the “Best of Specialized” category which rewards technological excellence and product innovation in specialist orchard and vineyard tractors.

At the same time, the New Holland T6080 was joint winner of the “Golden Tractor for Design” prize, already won by New Holland at the previous edition of the awards with the T7060.

These awards are a further addition to New Holland’s impressive haul at EIMA International 2008. The new TK4000 received the “2008 Technical Innovation” award for its patented silenced track system which drastically reduces noise and vibration levels, while the CR9090 Elevation, holder of the Guinness World Record for wheat harvesting, won the “EIMA Mention 2008” prize for its technological features intended to improve the quality of the harvested product.

The top of the range model in the new T4000 F/N/V Series of tractors for orchards, narrow orchards and vineyards, which received its premier at the EIMA, the 97 HP (71 kW) T4050F model is powered by the new NH NEF turbocharged 4,500 cm3 4-cylinder engine with intercooler and Tier III emissions.

Featuring the new “cat’s eye” styling of the engine hood, the distinguishing feature of the New Holland family of tractors, the T4050F beat off the fierce competition thanks to an exceptionally complete set of innovative technical features, including:

• Increased power and max torque at lower rpm with similar fuel consumption
• Best in class 600-hour engine oil changes and 100% Bio Diesel approved
• A new 16x16 Power shuttle transmission giving a total of six to choose from
• More hydraulic power services providing up to 10 rear and four mid-mount couplings
• A New Low-profile cab with improved comfort seat, upgraded interiors, controls and instrumentation
• The new improved pressurised and air-conditioned “Blue Cab”: 20% more fresh air through the anti-pollen and carbon filters for maximum operator safety in difficult operating conditions.

The New Holland T6080 Range Command and Power Command tractor with 6-cylinder Common Rail engine with maximum rated power of 155 CV (114 kW) with Power Boost is the model at the top of the large New Holland T6000 Series range. It has fast established itself as a firm favourite with UK and Irish farmers.

Available with both the standard Range Command 19x6 and optional Power Command transmission, the T6080 can point to a virtually endless list of features, including the spacious Horizon™ cab with air-conditioning and Deluxe seat with air suspension as standard, and the optional Comfort Ride™ cab suspensions and the Terraglide™ front suspensions, not to mention the IntelliView™ II screen and Fast Steer™ system for customers who need truly outstanding performance.

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