New Holland Agriculture T5.120 tractor wins Best Utility title at Tractor of the Year 2017 awards

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The New Holland T5.120 tractor was crowned Best Utility at the Tractor of the Year 2017 Awards, at the EIMA exhibition in Bologna, Italy, earlier this week (November 9). The jury panel of 24 leading farm equipment journalists from across Europe analyzed and tested in the field the shortlisted tractors for two months before making their decision and judging the T5.120 to be the best.

New Holland has improved its popular T5 tractor range – one of the best sellers in its power bracket in Europe – to not only meet Tier 4B emissions regulations, but also to incorporate a host of new features designed to boost comfort, efficiency and productivity.

“New Holland has traditionally been very strong in serving this sector of agriculture with tractors in this power bracket, and the T5 Tier 4B developments are designed to build on that,” explained Sean Lennon, head of tractors, telehandlers and PLM product management at New Holland.

Carlo Lambro, brand president, New Holland Agriculture, added, “The Best Utility 2017 title is testament to New Holland’s long-standing leadership of the mid-powered segment. This award is a well deserved recognition of the hard work and dedication of all those involved in the development of the T5.120 tractor series, from our engineering teams to the whole Jesi plant team [in Italy], developing a tractor meeting the specific requests made by our customers.”

The new T5 Tier 4B range has been re-engineered to meet the evolving needs of livestock farmers and those who require a nimble, mid-powered tractor for dairy and mixed farming.

A key development is the renowned Terraglide front suspended axle option. When paired with the optional Comfort Ride cab suspension, farmers and operators can expect similar comfort levels to those already found on larger machines. Optional front brakes are available for true four-wheel braking performance.

In the deluxe VisionView cab, comfortable operation is improved with carefully arranged controls and tiltable steering column, keeping everything close at hand. A panoramic windscreen and large 200° wiper improves visibility even in poor weather conditions. The operator also benefits from enhanced stowage with the addition of a storage box to the left of the seat.

Externally, night vision is improved with new high power LED work lights. The optional eight LED lights provide 15,600 lumens and a broader spread of white light. Compared with equivalent powered Halogen lights they offer 145% more light and increased durability with less power consumption.

The new T5 range is available in three models: the 99hp T5.100, the 107hp T5.110, and the 117hp T5.120, with respective maximum torque figures at 1,500rpm of 430, 468 and 491Nm.

All are equipped with the 3.4-liter Common Rail F5C engine with ECOBlue Compact HI-eSCR technology and Low Rate EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) developed and produced by FPT Industrial. This is in alignment with the New Holland Tier 4B strategy, which foresees the use of Compact SCR and Low rate EGR for lower powered products with reduced cooling requirements, and for which overall product dimensions are of vital importance. It all adds up to outstanding efficiency, increased performance and up to 24% more torque backup for even more productivity. Fuel capacity is 165 liters, and AdBlue tanks hold 12 liters.

November 11, 2016

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