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Tractor prototype cuts emissions

Originally published in Quarter Fold Magazine January 5, 2023

The New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG tractor has the company’s Clean Blue livery, which will be used on its alternative fuels tractor range.

Finding ways to reduce emissions is all the rage, yet what if there was a way to not only hit carbon neutral but surpass it.

That’s part of the value proposition the New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG tractor brings to the table.

It is the world’s first tractor to be powered by liquefied natural gas generated from methane.

The pre-production prototype was one of the headline acts at the CNH Industrial Tech Day held at the University of Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center, USA, early last month.

It builds on New Holland’s work with the T6 Methane Power CNG, which is already available in the European market.

The T7 Methane Power LNG has a 201 kilowatt (270 horsepower) engine and has not lost any of the power of its diesel-fuelled counterpart.

As the LNG is stored in a stainless-steel cryogenic tank, it offers a fourfold increase in fuel capacity compared to the alternative fuels T6.

The active temperature-controlled system insulates the fuel and keeps the engine running smoothly.

A full eight-hour day of run time using high power demanding implements can be catered for with the amount of LNG stored.

Through its partnership with Bennamann, CNH Industrial is also working on a circular economy plan for dairy farmers and livestock producers.

Click here to view the New Holland tractor range