A new addition to New Holland’s tractor series line-up sets the bar high with Precision Land Management Intelligence technology, built right in.
Ken Paul, product marketing manager at New Holland says the HD series is at the top end of the T7 series on the market.
While the T7 has been on the market for a number of years now, the big news is the refreshed cab and integration of the PLM technology, says Paul.
A lot of feedback that New Holland got on the previous series was that the cab needed to be larger and more comfortable, says Paul. “They’ll notice right from the get-go, the entry-way increased by 33 per cent, so a lot easier to get into the tractor. The cab volume itself increased eight per cent; the glass area increased 11 per cent, a lot better visibility for the operator.”
The redesigned cab also has ergonomically located controls via the new SideWinder Ultra armrest and user-friendly IntelliView 12-inch display. Controls can be configured to match operator preferences, and customization is as simple or as extensive as desired. Ample storage for items, including a cooled compartment and USB charging port, mains voltage socket, open storage trays and netted storage bin, round out the comforts of the new spacious cab.
Other features include the CenterView display, placed in the centre of the steering wheel and a new automatic climate control system with zone selection, which has 35 per cent more capacity than the previous model.
“PLM Intelligence, which we started to roll out about two and a half years ago, is our precision farming technology,” says Paul.
Ranging from auto-guidance lines or to their new live data sharing with a preferred partner, the fleet manager, or even the dealership, Paul says New Holland wants operators to stay connected. Remote capabilities also allow for remote service to the tractor for service intervals, small issues, or the parts necessary for fixing.
The PLM Intelligence features have been working with 4G networks, so rural internet connectivity so far hasn’t been an issue, and Paul says that for any software downloads, those happen while the tractor is stopped and offline.
Check out the full conversation below with Paul and Kara Oosterhuis: