New Holland Agriculture is making a big impact at the Nampo Harvest Day, which is taking place in Bothaville from 14th to 17th May 2019. This is New Holland’s second appearance at the show since 2017, when the brand took over direct distribution of its products and services in South Africa.
The latest New Holland T5 Electro Command™, TD3.50 and TS6.120 High Clearance tractors, the SP310 sprayer, and the CR7.90 IntelliSence™ combine have made their debuts today, being presented to South African press members and customers at the show.
The impressive display, covering a 3,500 square-metre area on stands A2 and A3, showcases how New Holland’s farming solutions cover the complete agricultural cycle, from soil preparation, sowing, adding manure and fertilizers, to irrigation and harvesting. A dedicated area on the stands highlights the Parts and Services New Holland offers to support its customers, and there is a PLM (Precision Land Management) and merchandising shop.
Federico Bellotto, New Holland Agriculture Business Director for MEA, said: “Nampo Harvest Day is a great opportunity for agricultural businesses, large and small, to find out more about the ways in which New Holland can help them. New Holland offers such a wide range of agricultural machinery that we expect our stand to be one of the biggest attractions at the show.”
Vincent De Lassagne, General Manager for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan at CNH Industrial, commented: “With agriculture making such an important contribution to South Africa’s economy, New Holland is proud to be helping farmers here improve productivity. What’s more, at the same time as enhancing efficiency, our machines also make the tasks of farming easier.”
New products extend New Holland’s extensive South African offering
The T5 Electro Command™ Series tractors are fitted with the FPT Industrial S8000 4-cylinder engine with intercooled turbocharger, with three models offering power outputs of 65kW, 72kW and 81kW. The Electro Command™ semi-automatic transmission, with 16 forward and 16 reverse gears, differentiates this tractor from others on the market. The T5 Series can be equipped with 540/540E/1,000 rpm PTO with ground speed, as well as 84l/min hydraulic flow and close center remotes. The 145-liter fuel tank makes it possible to work long hours without interruption.
For vineyards and orchards, and as a general workhorse across a wide range of enterprises, the new TD3.50F tractor – with its stylish new look, wide platform and improved comfort – is the solution. New Holland TD3.50 ROPS platform 4WD and 2WD tractors have earned a reputation in the sub-50 horsepower category for dependable and versatile performance, and for low whole-life operating costs. The tractor’s long wheelbase within a reduced overall length gives superior stability and enhances performance when fitted with a front loader or heavy mounted attachment.
The TS6.120 High Clearance tractor is characterized by unprecedented ground clearance of 645mm and a rated power output of 88kW, enabling use with greater implements to increase productivity. When connected to a 16×8 dual-power synchronized hydraulic shuttle with creeper transmission, and with 83l/min hydraulic pump flow, this tractor can do all the spraying required. A 540/1,000 rpm PTO is part of the package.
The SP310F front boom sprayer is the easiest way to spray, combining rugged construction with an innovative design, which saves time. With the boom in front, the operator gets the best view of the spray nozzles and the field ahead to confidently cover ground faster. And with redesigned lift arms and a chassis with 1.8 metres clearance, the SP310F gives an even clearer view. Spray is delivered into the crop before the tyres go over it, eliminating the potential for dust to neutralize the spray. Tanks are available with 3,800- or 4,500-liters capacity and there are five available boom sizes, ranging from 27 to 41 meters.
The CR7.90 combine has the powerful 571hp FPT Industrial Cursor 13 engine and the Twin Rotor™ technology, which achieves best-in-class grain and straw quality thanks to its gentle multipass action. Grain crackage, at an industry-leading level of just 0.1%, is a thing of the past. Opti-Clean™ ensures the cleanest grain sample and there are two types of rotor to choose from. Advanced harvesting technology, including IntelliSteer® auto guidance, means that harvesting can continue around the clock without stopping. Innovative features such as the SmartTrax™, IntelliCruise™ and Opti-Spread™ systems further enhance productivity.
New Holland PLM (Precision Land Management) efficient farming
An area of New Holland’s stand is devoted to the brand’s Precision Land Management offering. This includes a full range of complete guidance solutions that can be tailored to suit individual needs, software to download and analyze yield data to fine tune inputs and reduce costs, and advanced telematics systems to synchronize in-field working between machines. New Holland’s PLM specialists will be on the stand to provide information and advice. This team delivers support to factory-installed systems, as well as the provision of equipment according to customers’ requirements.
Also new at Nampo this year is the AGXTEND brand, the leading platform for innovative technology in the agricultural sector, which focuses exclusively on aftermarket precision farming technology solutions.