Powerful, Efficient Tractors
New Holland's 135- to 195-pto-hp T7000 Series tractors have AutoCommand Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs), combining hydraulic and mechanical drive system features to provide superior fuel economy. Other features include an optional IntelliSteer autosteering system and an ultra-quiet, high-visibility Horizon cab.
High-Horsepower Row-Crop Tractor
Massey Ferguson's 8600 Series row-crop tractor ranges from 270 to 350 hp, using the Agco Sisu Power 8.4L engine. Its e3 (Energy/Economy/Ecology) clean-air technology works toward meeting current Tier III and future EPA emission standards and gives 15% better fuel efficiency over competitive machines, according to the company.
The series includes the MF8650 with 205 pto hp/270 maximum engine hp; MF8660 with 225 pto hp/295 maximum engine hp; MF8670 with 250 pto hp/320 maximum engine hp; and MF8680 with 275 pto hp/350 maximum engine hp.
Boom Remote Control
Operators don't have to jump out of their cabs to turn on or off boom sections of their sprayers if they're using the AccuBoom Remote Control from Raven Industries. The unit features an automatic individual boom section control, can set up non-spray zones and field boundaries and is compatible with most self-propelled and pull-type sprayers.
Quick-Install Steering System
The Raven SmartSteer can be paired with Cruizer, Envizio Pro or Viper Pro for a quick-to-install assisted-steering system that keeps users on line. Optional vehicle-transfer kits make moving the unit from cab to cab simple; the steering wheel doesn't need to be removed, either.
SmartSteer's direct gear drive completely eliminates unwanted slippage for improved accuracy and reliability. The system also features operating speeds up to 27 mph; instant steering disengagement; multiple steering engagement options, including foot switch and touchscreen; automated system calibration; and four steering patterns.
Enhanced-Traction Truck Tires
Goodyear's Wrangler DuraTrac tires are designed to enhance both off- and on-road performance. The company's TractiveGroove Technology provides enhanced traction in mud and snow. Its new combination of highly angled center tread blocks and zig-zag micro-grooves offer enhanced lateral stability and traction.
Other features include: self-cleaning, stepped shoulder blocks with thousands of biting edges to help give off-road traction and handling; outstanding snow traction; rugged tread rubber that helps resist tread block chipping, chunking and tear-ing; and rim lock that helps prevent wheel slip.
Extended Service Policy
Krone North America announces the Krone Crown Guarantee, an extended service policy available on all new Big X forage harvesters, Big M self-propelled mower-conditioners and Big Pack large square balers. It offers 24 or 36 months of coverage at levels ranging from powertrain to full machine coverage.
Platinum Crown provides full machine coverage for two years, followed by Powertrain+, which gives coverage of the powertrain, engine, hydraulic system and electronic system, for the remaining year. Silver Crown offers Powertrain+ with 24- and 36-month options. For used machines, the company's Bronze Crown gives up to 12-month cover-age of the powertrain.